Just wanna put it out there that Al Gore did a better job of inventing the internet than he did at global warming.  All these postponements is a real shitshow…snow.  The way we’re going there’s going to be back-to-back tripleheaders in August for some teams with the ceremonial first pitch thrown out by Joel Youngblood.  Here was me trying to field a full fantasy team the last few days:  I’m going to hold onto Matt Davidson through his postponed games, at least I have Freddie Freeman, and now the Braves are rained out, well, I have Miguel Andujar in a doubleheader, and…that’s been canceled, guess I can grab whomever is starting for the Royals vs. Ohtani and that game has been called.  Hmm, down to one game on Sunday — Rays vs. Phils.  C’mon, Kiermaier–And he’s out after one inning.  FMFBBL.  Any hoo!  Yesterday, Starling Marte went 5-for-5, 4 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .305.  If you’re facing him, urine trouble, if you’re a PEDs tester, that is.  By the way, I heard an interesting tidbit on a podcast the other day.  If you wipe a baby diaper filled with pee on your face, you will stay forever young.  Of course, the advice came from a prisoner serving 25 years to life in San Quentin, so there might be side effects.  Coming into this game, Marte was hitting .241, and he raised his average more than sixty points, which shows you how young the season is still.  Maybe the season wiped baby urine on itself.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Josh Harrison – Hit on the hand and will be reevaluated on Monday.  Harrison was angry about getting hit, saying, “Do you know what this will do to my trade value?  I’m trying to get up and out of here!”  Then C**nt Hurdle said, “You gotta love that, that’s how the game is played!”

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.89.  This start came against the Mehlins, so, well, yeah, no dur.  However, something I saw in the box score that struck me as funny (not funny).  After cursing ESPN for removing walks for pitchers from their box score — seriously, dubs tee eff — Ziegler has three losses!  I never thought Ziegler was good, but three losses in the first 14 games?  I didn’t think the Mehlins had that many chances for a win that late in games to give Ziegler three losses.  Like I said, funny (not funny).

Ivan Nova – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  Nova was in Friday’s Buy as a Stream-o-Nator call.  He’s not recommended in his next start, so bye, pitch.

Trevor Richards – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  This preseason Richards said he was one or two days away from giving up baseball.  How could anyone be one or two days away from giving up anything?  You’re either going to give it up or you’re not.  No one says they’re going to give up something in two days unless they’re never giving it up.  Yeah, and I’m two days away from giving up boba.  Other interesting tidbits I found in my research, Trevor Richards went to Drury University.  Did you have to hit .240 with no power at 3rd base to get into Drury University?  Hey, Trevor Richards, Brandon Drury doesn’t even have a college!  Any hoo!  Richards lives mostly with a changeup and 90 MPH fastball, and I wouldn’t touch him outside of NL-Only leagues.

Jonathan Schoop – Hit the DL with an oblique injury.  He should be out the minimum ten days or have the injury linger for a few months.  So oblique!  This moves Danny Valencia into the lineup as an everyday player.  That’s Danny Awesometown for those from SoCal.  Here’s the saddest press release you will ever read.

Alex Cobb – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER in his 1st start.  Not a great first outing, but, then again, when you look around the league, Cobb is like a top fifteen starter if he keeps putting up these numbers.  On the reals, I said I wouldn’t own Cobb in the preseason, and that remains.  By the way, The Cobb That Remains is the worst Merchant Ivory film.  Jeremy Irons can do anything, except convincingly eat a corn cob.

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, hitting .269.  Benintendi just does a little of everything!  Wouldn’t mind seeing him do a couple of big things every once in a while.

Hanley Ramirez – 0-for-4 yesterday, but hit his 3rd homer on Saturday.  Here’s Anime Grey with more on Hanley:

Jon Gray – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.23.  When can I feel confident starting Gray?  How long until he faces the Padres again?  He gave up 7 ER last time vs. the Padres?  Ah, got it.  *lays down on train tracks*  Give my best to Cougs.  Tell her it was all Gray’s fault.  But make sure you spell it so she knows I’m not taking the blame for anything.

Nolan Arenado – Decided to start his suspension right at the end of one week, so I couldn’t move him in my weekly lock lineup, and then he will miss three days in the next week, so I’m screwed about benching him for the new week too.  Don’t you know to start a suspension on a Monday?!  I mean, that’s common sense.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .309.  He’s had a first two weeks that would’ve been a good season for him.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .298.  “Hey, DJ, do you have this record, ‘Launch Angle’ by 65 Degrees?”

Ian Desmond – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .190.  Shine on you crazy Desmond!

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 2 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.33, and WHIP at 0.67.  Member when he was on the Diamondbacks and looked like a 4.00+ ERA pitcher with Ks?  I blame Scherzer for giving me faith in 95% of the pitchers I own.  Screw you, Scherzer!

Daniel Murphy – Ready to play in extended spring training games.  At extended spring training games, you’ll find people who fell asleep in the bleachers in March with third degree sunburns.

Matt Wieters – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd this weekend.  Pedro Severino better go back to long toss, because this isn’t good for his playing time.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer.  His OPS is 1.219.  That would be fifteen best of all-time if the rain and snow wipes out the rest of the season.  It would also be only as good as Barry Bonds’ fifth best season.

Aaron Altherr – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .083.  83’s such an existential number for a snowman.  It’s like they’re looking in the mirror, but only seeing half of themselves.  I might’ve smoked too much pot when I was younger.

Ben Lively – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.87.  This start came against the Rays, so Ben was keeping it a little too Lively for my taste.

Chris Archer – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.84.  The good news is the bad news is so lengthy I won’t bother listing it.

Kevin Kiermaier – Left yesterday’s game with a jammed thumb.  Kiermaier and Adam Eaton get on your cross country flight, do you get off?  And if you choose to stay on, what if one of them is seated in the exit row?  Still stay on?

Denard Span – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  As soon as he connected on that homer, Ben Revere, without knowing why, began to run the bases.

Mallex Smith – 2-for-5, hitting .350.  One of the few bright spots for the Rays so far, as he’s hitting even better in the last seven games.  Really more of a SAGNOF play, but hot schmotato, fo’ sho.

Jesus Sucre – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, hitting .313.  Sweet Jesus!

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.00.  I love, love, lurve Morton, but his WHIP is higher than his ERA, so, yeah, his ERA’s gonna come up a bit (maybe low 3’s, which is still great).  By the way, the Astros should do a Morton Bobblehead that also doubles as a salt shaker.

Ken Giles – A.J. Hinch says Giles will have most saves by the end of the year, but may not use him as the closer exclusively.  You know the only thing great to come out of a committee?  Jerk seasoning.  At this point, I’d rank Astros save opps as Giles, Devenski and Peacock, but it could be any of the three in any order.  (The Exuding Confidence Seminar at Trump University is paying off!)

Justin Verlander – 8 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.35. Bartolo was all the talk yesterday because he’s super fat and old, and people like anomalies, but Verlander domination is no less incredible.

Bartolo Colon – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.45, and a perfect game into the 8th inning.  However:

Tyler Beede – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.22 vs. Joey Lucchesi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.66.  This matchup was billed as, “A Italian vs. A Tyler.”  Quick and to the point.  I wouldn’t touch Beede, but I’d follow Stream-o-Nator for Lucchesi.

Christian Villanueva – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .293.  Stop what you’re doing (cause I’m about to ruin), and go watch one of Villanueva’s homers.  Doode hits absolute bombs.  To further the case, he has nine homers in 73 major league ABs.

Jose Pirela – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd steal, hitting .324.  At worst, he’s a hot schmotato.  At best, he’s David Peralta spelled differently.

Sean Manaea – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.63.  Love to see more Ks from Manaea, but for ratios, as Sinatra once sang, “Don’t forget about Manaea.”

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, and his 4th homer, hitting .348.  If you would’ve told me that Lowrie was joining the Launch Angle Revolution, I would’ve said, “He can wear a Che shirt, but, against him, I’d be arms dealing.”  Apparently, Lowrie’s not just Che chic.  “The Freak!”  Okay, take it easy, Lincecum.

Taylor Motter – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  I just hope he gets back together with Taylor Fodder.  I hate to see broken homes.

Jose Quintana – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 8.16.  I really like Quintana this year.  Not because of how he’s pitching, but he’s made me appreciate terrible pitchers who are pitching better than him.  Thank you for the perspective, Quintana.

Jake Junis – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.93.  Not the greatest of starts, said Mr. Obvious, after he asked, “Have you seen, Mrs. Obvious, she said she was leaving me for my brother.”  However, you can’t drop a starter with an under-2 ERA.

Chase Anderson – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  His velocity was up in his last two starts, so, after the first start, when you were running around with your arms flailing like Ronnie just clogged up your Jersey Shore toilet, Anderson might be all right.  He gets the Mehlins next so that should be a test of nothing, except can Anderson get to the park on time.

Matt Albers – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and the loss as he entered a tie game.  On Saturday, Josh Hader pitched 2 IP and got the save.  As the whirled pen turns… I’d still put the saves at Albers, Barnes then Hader, but my level of confidence on that is at about 10 (out of 100).

Noah Syndergaard – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.95  Not a revolutionary thought, but if Syndergaard pitches 90 IP or 190 IP, he’s going to have a 10+ K/9 and a 2.75-ish ERA.  Only thing in the air is how many innings we see him throw.  A revolutionary thought:  we fought to stop paying taxes to the British, to then pay taxes to the US government.  Fist up emoji.

Brandon Nimmo – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .400.  The Mets realized it’s likely not the best idea to demote a guy who is hitting .400.  How the Mets, of all teams, came to this conclusion is beyond me.  Now I’m starting to understand why it’s so difficult to find Nimmo, he gets demoted for no reason.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .200.  After the homer, Wilmer screamed, “These are tears of happiness,” then he snorted.

Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start on Saturday, and feels equally optimistic about his next start, and I see no reason to not trust him at least one more time.

Harrison Bader – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Harrison Bader’s home run call should be, “Ginsburg!”  He doesn’t have a starting job, but I’m in full-time cyclops with a monocle mode on Bader.

Carlos Martinez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 11 Ks, ERA at 1.75.  A fantasy baseball version of All My Exes Live In Texas, “May all your aces one day face the Reds.”

Brandon Finnegan – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER in his 1st start back from the DL.  He’s been in the league for four (stutterer!) years, guess how old he is?  Nah, way younger.  It surprised me too.  He’s only 25, and just turned it on Saturday.  Happy Birthday, Finnegan!  Make a wish.  What’s that, a new UCL?  Aw, you’re silly with your super on-point wishes.  I own Finnegan in one league (NL-Only) and am not starting him until I see a good game, which may be never.

Chris Taylor – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .230.  If I may pass along some knowledge to you from reading 500 comments a day from panicked fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!), you can buy low on Chris Taylor.

Rich Hill – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.00.  My fantasy teams got unlucky, marred by Rich Hill’s yucky.  Took me for all he was worth.  Now everyone’s a swinger, and I’m dealing with Bellinger.  I can’t figure out which is worse.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.73.  Hey, this guy might have a future in this league.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .241.  Au Shizz!

Zack Godley – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.00.  Rather, Humanly, if you ask me.

Taijuan Walker – Hit the DL with forearm soreness, which is a precursor for two weeks of, “I feel great, better than before the inflammation,” then a week of, “I wasn’t able to throw in a rehab game, but that’s all right, I’ll be back within a week,” then, “I think my arm is hanging the wrong way off my shoulder,” then, “I feel great, I’m ready to go,” then, “Taijuan Walker was only able to throw 12 pitches in a rehab start and won’t be fielding questions,” then, “I can answer my own questions, thank you very much,” then, “I’m gonna let the trainer answer that,” then, “Taijuan Walker needs Tommy John surgery.”

   
  1. Newbvic says:
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    Sell low on archer?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Newbvic:
      No

    • Cram It says:
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      @Newbvic: You’re resigning yourself to selling him for pennies? Nice confidence! Depends what you get.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Newbvic: As always, depends what you can get, with that said, selling low isn’t great

      • Big Ticket says:
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        @Grey: You looking to buy low?

  2. Cersy says:
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    Drop 1 of Foltynewicz, Skaggs, Newcomb.

    Thanks

    Cersy

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cersy: Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cersy: Agree with b

  3. lyricist says:
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    So how long do you anticipate it will take before the El Paso Chihuahuas are in first place in the NL West? I can’t foresee which one of the puppies is going to take Westminster this year, so I just opted for the one from Guadalajara because I figured that’s where the best Chihuahuas come from.

    In other words Donaldson was placed on the DL a few days ago… so I figured I’d try out Villanueva since they end the week with a series @ Chase Field and begin next with a series @ Coors.

    To everyone else good luck with your Franchys, Pirelas, mob affiliated Lucchesis, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lyricist: They Chihuahuas win it’ll be over some schnauzer’s dead body…

      • lyricist says:
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        @Grey: Reggie Watts (James Corden) says *that is correct.* Well researched too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  4. Kidfrankie says:
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    Sell high on Mikolas in a 12 man keeper league? We count QS, W, H/IP, K, ERA, WHIP.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Kidfrankie:
      Depend what you can get for him.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Kidfrankie: Depends what you can get.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Cram It:
        I couldn’t have said it better myself! LOL

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Kidfrankie: Get you depends what can.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Kidfrankie: Yes. Others are too wishy washy. If you can sell “high” you do it. His value probably won’t be higher than it is now.

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Kidfrankie: if you can get Depends.

      • Moneyball says:
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        I’d be surprised if someone was even willing to offer Depends

    • bigbear says:
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      @Kidfrankie: Depends on how high you are.

  5. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop Brian Anderson now? For either Todd Frazier or vallinueva. I really need power I’m 20 homers behind the league leader and need 10 more to catch up to the guy in front of me. I’m in last in homers. Myers, Yelich, Murphy, and Lamb are all on the dl.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jubaka:
      I’d want the Toddfather.

  6. CrazyJ says:
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    My level of confidence in Albers is 10 points lower than yours! He has vanished from all my rosters. At this rate, I think I will just deal for Knebel.

  7. Mark says:
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    Villanueva Hits bombs is an understatement. SD has something there with him and this other pieces. If SD just had starting pitching……

    Would have loved if the Mets got regular playing time for Flores and Nimmo. Agon is playing well enough but still…this is what the Mets do to young talent. Cough Zach Wheeler cough.

    Jake Janis still looks very real. I can are a low 3 era at most. Could easily average 8ks per 9. We shall see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Tell me about it, how is Amed Rosario a bottom of the order hitter in that lineup?

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: Rosario looks like what he is a rookie….

        He has the learning curve, a bit impatient, loves the first pitch…..He rarely walks but he is a solid defender and has speed.

        The commentators always comment about his bat explosion in terms of power. He might be a future 20 homer guy in a few years. The Mets do not use his speed at all. The team is slow as shi…molasses.

        But really impressed with Villanueva, I saw his 3 homer game and then the game on Sunday and just absolute bombs. I know he has a small pedigree. He is not THAT out of nowhere….he has been an allstar in a few minor league reams.

        I am very interested to see what he does. Three weeks in and he;s the ROY leader.

        • Grey

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          Agreed on both fronts, thanks!

  8. Scott Steelers says:
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    Moncada was dropped. You racist to grab him or meh?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott Steelers:
      Depends who you wud drop for him. I’d want Moncada in a keeper.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Steelers: DEPENDS WHO YOU ARE DROPPING.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Cram It: really? LOL

        • Cram It says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: Hopefully these answers stick if you repeat them.

          • Moneyball says:
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            Like catcher questions and who do you like better questions literally at the bottom of a rankings page?

            • Cram It says:
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              @Moneyball: Don’t get me started! :)

      • Scott Steelers says:
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        @Grey: hahaha. Didn’t realize racing corrected itself there. Dropping a bag a dicks for him. Closer turned non closer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  9. Phil says:
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    But not, me, baby. I got Lu-cche-save me.

    So I started collecting waiver pitchers like a robed Steve Martin with an armload of lamps and chairs. The bottom three of my “all I’ll ever need” 9-man rotation are: “Paddleball” Pivetta, “Ashtray” Velasquez, and “Matches” Lucchesi.

    Who do I cut?

    Cats: GS, IP, W, QS, K, era, whip, rw, ra, sv.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Phil:
      Cut VV.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Phil: Velasquez

  10. Alex says:
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    I know that anime Grey is holding Hanley, but I’ve got a team that feels a bit jammed. 12 team, H2H, OBP and SLG league. I need to lose a player to activate Rizzo, but they all feel too valuable for a straight drop. Here are some ideas:

    1. Trade Hanley and DeJong for more speed… Dee Gordon? Segura? Or a well-rounded bat like Bregman.
    2. Trade DeJong and Polanco?
    3. Drop Whit to activate Rizzo.

    Either way, I’m trying to hold Hanley until he reaches 1B eligibility.

    C – Hedges
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Whit
    3B – Shaw
    SS – DeJong
    OF – Blackmon, Cain, Benintendi
    UTIL – Hanley
    Bench: K. Davis, Tim Anderson

    P – Thor, Godley, Morton, Garrett Richards, Luis Castillo, Ed. Rod., Ryu
    RP – Felipe Vazquez, Hand, Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: You discount Anime Grey’s thoughts?! 1. I’d take Gordon or Segura 2. Sure 3. Meh, Ed-Rod before Whit

  11. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the write-up. So many good nuggets it’s hard to digest them all at once.

    a. I am in the break session of a meeting that converted from a two-hour (max) meeting to a whole-day meeting!!! Yikes! Donald J Trump’s thought process would put some of my colleagues’ thought processes to shame and that’s YIKES!!

    b. Had a look at why my team’s been tanking. I’m first in hitting and next-to-last in pitching! Yikes. Shored that up a bit with Lucchesi (thanks!) and added Norris and Steckenrider (hopefully he gets the gig because Ziegler with his 7.95 ERA is too good). Am awaiting Knebel’s imminent arrival – please before June 1. Verlander is keeping me in there at least and I’m pretty sure that Jansen has got his mojo back. I endured yet another heartbreaker from Quintana and McCullers (this week). I haven’t dropped Quintana yet. McCullers has a long leash and I think he’ll be fine. Stupid manager sees him throw EIGHT (8) straight balls to two consecutive batters for his fourth and fifth walks of the game to start an inning and does NOTHING!!! Which leads me to my question, seriously….

    c. Why don’t you have a job in MLB as a manager? You would be imminently better than many of them. And, might I add, you were a middle infielder (like Billy Martin to name one!). Just asking.

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for April 16

    If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha B. My RCL team is a mess too right now C. Why don’t i?! D. So awesome, loving these

  12. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey write up Grey and hope you had a good weekend!

    10 team H2H Keeper league.

    Which side: My Arenado, Hoskins and Nola or his Trout and Kingery

    Thanks!

    • malamoney says:
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      @LG Baseball: Here’s my mathematical proof for this one:

      Arenado + Hoskins > Trout
      Nola > Kingery

    • Cram It says:
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      @LG Baseball: I proofed malamoney’s work, and it checks out.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @LG Baseball: agree with others.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @LG Baseball: Im going against the majority. Trout side. He is still the best player in baseball and will be for a while. Kingery looks like something special, although, Hoskins is looking amazing.

      Not sure on the keeper settings, but Nola may not be a keeper, depending on who else you have and I think you could find a legit SP out there without Nola.

      Also, who could you pick up with that extra roster spot?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @LG Baseball: I’d take Trout side

      • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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        @Grey: Look at Grey, #vaguerazzing!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          CGS!

      • LG Baseball says:
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        @Grey: Grey! Since it was 3-2 I’ll assume you like the Arenado side although it’s obviously close. It’s a 10 player keeper league so Nola would be borderline and I do have strong SP’s (Ray, Bauer, Morton, Hendricks, Pivetta). I also have Rendon I could use at 3B and Bellinger as a 1B so it is tempting to grab Trout. More thoughts on the deal are welcomed!

  13. scythe says:
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    Wonderful write up Grey!

    14 team Points league.

    Which side: My B. Boxberger for E. Rosario

    • b the esq. says:
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      @scythe: Box

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scythe: Thanks! Rosario

  14. KCC26 says:
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    12 team mixed, 6×6 (OPS and QS)

    Odor just got dropped. Drop any of Cesar Hernandez (he’s starting to feel like Philly’s version of Inciarte—good for ~.290 with runs and may be starting to run more), Franchy, or Yonder? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @KCC26: Drop any of them for him, whichever you need the least

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KCC26: Agree with F, depends what you need

  15. kingforaday151 says:
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    yeah, but Grey, there’s no tax on tea! Clearly it all worked out just like they planned it.

    Is Willie Calhoun worth a speculative add in a 12 teamer? Seems like the Rangers could have brought him up when Andrus injury happened….but I haven’t heard a thing about Big Willy since his demotion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kingforaday151: Ha, true… If you can hold Calhoun, but it doesn’t seem imminent

  16. Eric says:
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    When do you think Senzel will get called up?

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Eric: Once he starts hitting higher than his weight at AAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: By Friday, maybe

  17. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning Grey! Which closer would you rather have for the rest of the season:

    Strickland
    Holland

    Also, which of the following would you prefer to take a flyer on:

    Villanueva
    Y. Gurriel
    J. Lowrie

    Thanks in advance

  18. Jogon says:
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    One year league :

    Pick 2:
    Wacha, Fullmer, Foltenewitz, Velasquez, Mikolas, Nova.

    Drop Ramos to get Wieters, R.Chirinos ?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Jogon: cchirinos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Wacha, Mikolas — Chirinos

  19. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    1 – Would you drop any of Michael Taylor, Mancini or Rosario for any of Lowrie or Villanueva?

    2 – With Taijuan Walker on the DL, who’s the best add out of Pomeranzs and Skaggs?

      • HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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        @Grey:

        Just in case it is Eddie Rosario. Completely forgot about Amed. Still drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  20. kingslayer says:
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    Start Castellanos or Chapman this week?

    Castellanos Matchups:
    vs A. Cashner (R)
    vs K. Gausman (R) .250, 1 HR
    vs C. Tillman (R) .200
    vs J. Hammel (R) .278
    vs E. Skoglund (L) .000
    vs D. Duffy (L) .267, 1 HR

    Chapman Matchups:
    vs R. Lopez (R)
    vs M. Gonzalez (R) .500, 1 HR
    vs C. Fulmer (R)
    vs H. Velazquez (R)
    vs C. Sale (L)
    vs D. Price (L)

    Ive started Castellanos over him every week so far but obviously Chapman has been better…..

  21. kingslayer says:
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    AL-Only H2H 5×5 League.

    What side of trade is better (in a vaccume):

    TEAM ONE
    Piscotty, Stephen RF | OAK
    Britton, Zach RP | BAL
    Sanchez, Yolmer 2B | CHW
    Manaea, Sean SP | OAK
    Merrifield, Whit 2B | KC
    TEAM TWO
    Bedrosian, Cam RP | LAA
    Zimmer, Bradley CF | CLE
    Richards, Garrett SP | LAA
    Kinsler, Ian 2B | LAA
    Moncada, Yoan 2B | CHW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kingslayer: Too many moving pieces…Kinsler

  22. Anime Grey is pure joy.

    • @zombie: Also, what if Acuna, Senzel and Gleyber all get promoted on the same day this week? Prospect overload! Fantasy baseballer heads subsequently explode throughout the country. Not sounding likely though. 2 out of 3? Seems like in the past, you read that a prospect is staying down, then gets called up a few days later. Prayer circle forming for this blessed trinity…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Thanks! Valiums for Ralph!

  23. Hey grey, long time no talk…. again….. KIDS!

    Hope is well, good fantasy vibes coming your way from OHIO -Tony “the trophy guy” aka now “Skull Ant Riot Guy”……

    I’ve switched from Trophies to making cups! Who knew people buy cups and drink from them, but don’t want big hunking ceramic trophies!?

    Check out my website if ya wanna see some…. I’d direct ya to my Etsy, but I don’t wanna spam, and I just put up a bunch of new ones that almost all sold out last night so there’s not much left….

    cheers my man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TROPHY TONY: Two words to alleviate kids — Boarding school! Did you send me that Razzball cup? That was awesome, man!

  24. Jose says:
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    Turner walked 3 times yesterday, that’s gotta mean he’s starting to see the ball better right? That’ll lead to more hits, right?

    Wait….Turner was on base 4 times and didn’t steal a base? What is going on??? Are we waiting for Michael A. Taylor to catch up.

    At least I have Michael A. Taylor and his nonsensical middle initial to hold down the fort.

    Great work Gray. Thanks for the right up. Any buy low candidates for power you’d suggest. I need some power and have a closer or two to spare (Osuna and Diaz). Was hoping to try to stay patient, but Schoop going to the DL doesn’t leave me optimistic.

    • Jose says:
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      @Jose: Not sure who I was talking to this morning, but Great work Grey. I’m blaming that one on the auto correct on the new phone…

      • M says:
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        @Jose: turner prob wants to wait for the warmer weather

        • Jose says:
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          @M: Haha, I guess you have a point. After watching the Cubs and Braves play through the freezing slot Saturday, I guess I thought 55 and drizzle sounded pretty ok. Probably not.

          • M says:
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            @Jose: he pulled a hammy early in April of last year, weather could be a factor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Thanks! Ozuna? Giancarlo? Upton? Go through my top 40 OFs and find guys that are struggling, I still believe in them

      • Jose says:
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        @Grey: I guess the question I should have asked is how high up the list should I start with Osuna and Diaz. I guess I’ll start at the top and work my way down.

        Thanks Grey

  25. Chris says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP league. I’ve been offered Buxton and either Archer or Godley for my Springer

    Buxton can be kept at $11 next year, Springer is too expensive to keep.

    Are either of those worth considering? I have soft spot for Godley but leaning Archer because innings are capped and his K/9 can help.

    I have Realmuto, Myers, Altuve, Correa, Machado, Gallo, Puig, Cano, Schwarber rounding out the offense. Pitching is Paxton, Castillo, Gray, Gray, Arrieta, Taillon, Snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Not good trades

  26. Murph says:
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    Grey!
    1 i know its apples and tomatos, but since Senzel didn’t get called up this weekend, would you drop him for Colon or Matz? or hold?
    2 Ianetta or Cervelli ROS?
    3 – Lets hear it for Josh Hader – KING of the K/9 – 22 strikeouts in less than 10 innings!
    4 – when you coming back to Jersey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. I’d hold for as long as I could 2. Iannetta 3. Yeah, insane #s so far 4. Usually in August

  27. toneDEAF! says:
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    Need to drop someone for Rizzo coming back.
    12 team h2h pts league

    Who do I drop? Alonso, Peraza, or Cesar Hernandez?

    Thanks!

  28. msh2404 says:
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    Looking to try to sell high on Jose Martinez for some pitching because I have a couple too many bats currently… I am thinking of throwing some offers for high strikeout pitchers in the mid-rounds that haven’t performed yet – Ray, Darvish, Archer, McCullers.

    Do you think JoMa falls off or could return top 50-70 value for the season?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @msh2404: Could return top 70 value — I’d buy one of those SPs for him tho — Darvish, Ray, Archer, order

  29. Kas says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like better ROS: Teoscar Hernandez or Franchy Cordero?

    Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Kas:
      I’d go with Teoscar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Teoscar

  30. Jerome Bishop says:
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    Archer was dropped in a 8 team h2h w/ 5 bench slots. We start 5 SP and my 5 best SP are Kershaw degrom godley Castillo price. Pick up Archer? Thanks!

    • malamoney says:
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      @Jerome Bishop: Run a pick him up. Archer being dropped is absurd after just four starts given his track record…

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jerome Bishop:
      Archer is a must add for you.

      • Jerome Bishop says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I did it and thanks guys. If I waited for grey to wake up Archer would probably be gone. 8 teams is so shallow I thought the question was debatable.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Jerome Bishop: It is debatable in an 8 teamer

  31. EZ says:
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    So I have pomeranz coming off the DL. My staff is:

    C-mart
    Robbie ray
    Morton
    Castillo
    Corbin
    Junis
    Pivetta
    Giles
    Iglesias

    Points league. Would you drop one for pomeranz? I’m thinking one of the closers because they have barely done anything for me. Iglesias is a great pitcher but the reds absolutely blow and idk what’s going on with Giles. He’s been useless

    • EZ says:
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      @EZ: I’m asking early. I’m definitely gonna ask you again before Friday when he comes off the DL just a heads up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EZ: Junis

  32. John Schwind says:
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    Counsel leaving Hader for matchups seems to be working out wel….wait-Fat Albers again? I know I know analytics say what analytics say…but Counsel srysly…just f**king have Hader close

    ~John Schwind not from the Pirates front office

  33. RicoSuave says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Who should I start in my Util spot?

    Olson vs CHW (3 games) and vs BOS (3 games)

    Villanueva vs LAD (3 games) and @ ARI (3 games)

    Thank you!

  34. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Trade my Correa for his Kershaw? 11 tm keeper (keep 4 players) roto. Have Tim Anderson to take over.

    Great call SON on Nova. Thanks for the write-up, mi beisbol amor.

    Have a great Monday, y’all!

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Fungazi 2.0: Haha!! I didn’t pull the trigger.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  35. kilkennybrian says:
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    Drop Peraza for C Hernandez? Are you holding or possibly cutting Tim Beckham in a 12 teamer?

    • Murph says:
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      @kilkennybrian: i dropped peraza for hernandez 2 weeks ago (on grey’s advice) and havent looked back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kilkennybrian: Could see cutting Beckham, Peraza and Cesar more or less =

  36. bigbear says:
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    Denard Span’s grey beard is fit for a pharma infomercial.

    Zach Wheeler – Are you grabbing him where you can? My favorite Martian (Paul) had a nice write up on him (and the new coach) this weekend (well done Paul!). Would you drop any of these for Wheeler? Senzel, Folty, E-Rod, Gio – Leaning toward Folty, but could see a hold. Here’s to C-Mart, Berrios, and Manaea continuing their dominance!

    Different league: Moncada was just dropped and Villanueva is a FA. I’ve got Matt Davidson, Teoscar, Senzel and this little Puigy with varying degrees of questions/performance. Who to drop or hold? I’ve got position flexibility, so I’m not tied down from that perspective.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Re: Denard — hilarious — I’d lose Folty for Wheeler — Senzel for Moncada

  37. Jacob says:
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    Carlos Gonzalez and Christian Villanueva for DJ Lamehieu in a 6 x 6 obp league. What side do you like? Is Villanueva for real?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jacob: DJ side — Villanueva appears realish

  38. Willy Mo says:
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    So i guess every time darvish has a bad start quintana refusing to be outdone will have an even worse start to follow… I thought i was going to enjoy owning both these guys, instead im all like “yo when does miles mikolas and eduardo rodriguez pitch again?”

  39. Ohtani Bonaduce says:
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    What is wrong with Votto?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Ohtani Bonaduce: It’s April 16 and cold and rainy. Pretty sure he will be fine. Buy low if anyone is crazy enough to deal him low.

  40. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy and good morning Master Grey! Hope you had a great weekend, here in good ole New England its feeling like December instead of April 16 lol! At least by next weekend we should be on the upswing for weather!

    Any who, h2h points league/redraft/weekly lock league.

    Thoughts on my 1b for this week, i have hosmer as my 1b but is listed as day to day given its a weekly is it too risky? On my bench i have belt who I’m actually thinking of dropping belt to add one of:
    Adrian Gonzalez (this week 7 games; 3 vs nats & 4 @ ATL)

    Colin Moran ( 7 games; 3 vs Rockies & 4 at philly)

    Luis valbuena (6 games ; 3 vs Red Sox & 3 vs giants)

    Justin bour (6 games; @ yankees for 2 & at Milwaukee 4 games

    Thanks man!

  41. Humanoid says:
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    Sunday santana or a jones r.o.s?

    Felipe vazquez or ken giles r.o.s?

    Cheers!

  42. Sean says:
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    Grey,

    Great writeup as always. Going to need some help when Wil Myers gets activated in the near future. My current lineup consists of G. Sanchez, Hanley, Albies, Machado, Treat Urner, S. Marte, Pham, Betts, Kingery, Rendon, and Eddie Rosario. The only expendable person I see is Rosario, who I’m not ready to give up on after 2 weeks. Would it make more sense to just drop Rosario or try and trade someone else away for a pitcher? Who would be more expendable in a trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: You have no one else to drop except Rosario, so trade now if you can

      • Sean says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I’ll try and see if I can get a trade rolling. Do you think Pham would be the most expendable from the team if i can work a trade for someone like Archer, Greinke, or Ray based on Trade Analyzer values? or maybe see if I can get a someone like McCullers for myers or rosario (not likely based on season so far)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Ray, it sounds fair, check trade analyzer

          • Sean says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, really enjoying the tool.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  43. asdfasdf says:
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    I feel you on the Arenado suspension man…. Are you starting him next week (3 games vs. Cubs)? My alternatives would be picking up a guy like Villar, Franchy, JP Crawford, Nick Williams, or Preston Tucker for a week. It’s a points league, by the way

    Also, which one would you start next week–Quintana @Coors, Velasquez @ATL, or Tyson Ross vs. LAD. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @asdfasdf: I’m starting Arenado — terrible matchups on SPs there…I’d likely go VV

  44. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Villenueva or Longoria?

  45. Mike says:
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    I was just offered Correa for my Verlander and Dee Gordon.

    My pitching will be just fine if I lose Verlander and my speed will take a hit, but I think I’ve got enough options to remain competitive.

    Should I accept? I think it’s a yes.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: I’d take Correa in a keeper otherwise I’d hold but as always depends on needs

      • Mike says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I’m in a 4 player keeper. I’d like to add some pop to my Infield. My big bats consist of Harper and trout. My top pitchers consist of clayton, thor, Morton, berrios and paxton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I think you can do better

  46. Ted Williams Frozen Head says:
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    Been riding Swanson as my SS in a 12T h2h league with Arcia withering away on the bench as my only extra bat. Safe to drop him for some help elsewhere? I’ve got DTD splattered all over the place w Rendon, Hosmer, J. Martinez. To give an idea some guys out there are Owings, Davidson, Lowrie, Franchy…

  47. Keith Murray says:
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    Hi Grey,

    16 team keeper league – H2H OBP – still searching for a relatively steady replacement for Greg Bird at 1B. Team likely a bit lacking on power. Please pick one – Pretty sad options available:

    Duda, Valbuena, Belt, Mauer, T. Austin, Cron, Dietrich, Gyorko. Moran also available, but he’s currently 3B only in Yahoo.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Keith Murray: I’d look at Hitter-Tron, if not an option, Belt

  48. Gotime says:
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    Weekly lineup locks:
    Carrasco @ Bal
    Bauer @ Bal
    Wood @ SD
    Corbin SF and SD
    Pivetta @ Atl vs Pit
    Carrillo @ Mil @ Stl
    1. Would you start all these?
    2. Also have Clevinger @ Bal.. would you start him in an RP slot for an extra start to maximize QS and Ks or would you bench him to start Giles in the RP slot (already starting Vizcaino)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: 1. What’s a Carrillo? 2. Sure

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Ha, Luis Castillo’s evil twin (typo)

  49. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Someone just dropped Puig on my league. I have waiver priority #1.

    Who should I drop for him? Michael Taylor. Mancini. Rosario. Ziegler

  50. bob says:
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    Time to give up hope that McMahon is going to useful any time soon? Was thinking about dropping him for Ottavino since I need help with my ratios. I’m set at 1B and 3B already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bob: Grab Ottavino

  51. Will says:
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    Two questions: a) time to give up on Lewis Brinson? and b) is Luchessi’s start for real, as in, pick him up now? Thanks

    • bob says:
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      @Will: a) depends on your league depth b) see a, likely no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Agree with bob b) Depends on matchups for now

  52. DonnieB says:
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    Good morning Grey! I need to get my offense going. I picked up Peraza to be play 2nd and mover Happ to OF to replace Margot. Would you drop Peraza for Franchy,Teoscar, Kole Calhoun or Carlos Gomez? At least, Peraza has his avg up some and a couple SBs last week. What you thinking? Thanks.

  53. Espn writer looking for advice says:
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    Yo G

    Dynasty league

    Who would you rather own

    Sixto Sanchez or Aaron Sanchez?

  54. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Weekly lineups, gotta bench 1 of Castillo (2 starts @MIL @STL, but SON has him at about $1.5 total …slightly positive for MIL, slightly negative for STL), Clevinger @BAL on sunday (SON’s favorite at ~$8 but with all the PPDs Clevinger may not get to pitch until next week), and Yonny Chirinos, who isn’t on SON yet but seems in line for a 2 start week vTEX (matt moore) and v MIN (tbd).

    Leaning to benching Clev. and trusting in a solid week from Castillo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Tough call, you need those starts from Castillo? He is risky right now, I’d feel least confident in Clevinger

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Don’t *need* those Castillo stats (I’m in first in the early going), but my options in his stead aren’t risk-free. It’s basically Castillo, Clevinger, Tropeano (@BOS…when I FAAB’b him he was in line for SF instead), or Wacha @CHC.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None of those are great, I’d likely go Clevinger to keep risk at minimum

  55. FrankGrimes says:
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    Yer so bad

  56. Dave Funnell says:
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    Still time to buy low on Taylor, eh? I was told if I want him I’d have to trade Polanco. That doesn’t seem like buying low. He’s trading starters for OF help. Was thinking of offering Mazara and Polanco for Taylor and one of the following: L. Castillo, Archer, Flaherty, G. Cole, Snell.

    Keeper points league I would lose Mazara next year. The pitchers all have longer term contracts, some of which are expensive.

    He’s a Pirates fan so getting Cole might be impossible. We lose points for HR surrendered. Or just do the 1 for 1? Or fugget about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave Funnell: You’re not getting Cole… Maybe Archer or Castillo

  57. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey Albie didja know all six of Blackmon’s HRs were hit on the road?

    Posted this in the FCL comments yesterday:

    Magoo and I were on the Cody Bellinger bust watch, but in retrospect, I think I got my analysis a little bit wrong. I went with the easy narrative that his swing is long and he K’d a lot in the playoffs and yeah there was just going to be some regression. But I didn’t listen to my eyeballs. I went back in the preseason and looked at a lot of his second half at bats, what I remember seeing was that he was making contact and spreading the ball around the field. I kind of filed that away and then forgot about it. But I just looked at his splits from last year and confirmed…his second half K% actually fell from 29.1 to 23.8. Meanwhile, his Pull% went from 46.6% to 38%. His FB% went down, his GB% went up. He went from .086 HR/PA in the first half to .055 HR/PA in the second.

    Fast forward to this year. His K rate is way down. 19%. He’s at .035 HR/PA. His pull percentage is up a lot higher at 50%, but his oppo percent up as well. Here’s the real kicker. He’s hitting 40%FB and 40%GB. I think that GB% plus the increase in pull pecentage would hint that he’s rolling over on some pitches. I’m too lazy to look up his spray chart but I would be interested to check if the uptick in right side contact are grounders.

    All together, he looks IRL and on paper like a different hitter than 1st half 2017 Bellinger. All that said, I think what he’s demonstrating right now is that he’s got the hit tool. If he can keep the contact rate up and then find the power stroke again then This feels like the beginning of a mega breakout beyond last year even. Question is when of course. Could be next year. Could be next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hope it’s next week… My NFBC team has gotten little from Belly and Giancarlo so far and still in 1st *blows on knuckles* Blackmon looks real on the power, barring injury, he seems a lock for last year, and I was way off on him, for just being noncommittal on a repeat vs. against

    • crimedog says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Great write up, I was kind of thinking the same thing although had not got around to digging into the numbers yet. I own him in one league so have been noticing his higher average and less K’s. He’s beat out multiple infield hits this year as well just in the few games I’ve watched.

      I had the same hope that maybe he’s working on lowering his K’s, making more contact, and if the power comes back we could be looking at the next Goldy with less K’s. Scary. He’s still only 22 (I think). Glad I can keep him for this year plus 2 more in the league I have him.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: He’s also pressing right now. For all the talk of what he gained through his father and his own experiences around MLB growing up, nothing prepares you for following up that act. Coupled with the absence of Turner, which is affecting that whole team because he is the emotional spark plug there, they look lost. But as we know, or at least should know, baseball is about streaks and the ever changing emotional tides of the team. They are starting to pull out of that funk and I think the next week or two we can expect some more positive numbers from Belli….or Im totally lost, blind and just using a Dr. Rosenpenis smoke screen

  58. Milarky says:
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    As a Kiermeier owner for two straight seasons, you goddamm right!

    Need to pick my last 2 starting SP for the week. Which two of these glorious basterds would you go with? Full disclosure, I only included Wacha in there as proof that I pay attention to your rankings and recommendations.

    Mikolas (CIN)
    Luke Weaver (@CHC)
    Newcomb (NYM)
    Wacha (@CHC)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Haha, thanks… But Newcomb, Mikolas

  59. OaktownSteve says:
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    When I wrote about Godley and possible red flags my hypothesis was teams will catch up to him. Dodgers were one of the teams that beat him up after seeing him a few times last year.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @OaktownSteve:
      he walked six and gave up five hits
      Can’t a dude just have a bad day ‘cust haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Kinda agree with Grimey, maybe Godley’s sample size of one bad start might be one bad start

    • Robpopp says:
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      @OaktownSteve: ya, dodgers feeling the pressure to get back to .500, lost a close one in game 1, shelled in 2, don’t think it mattered who was pitching for Az in game 3 of that series. Demi-god for now…

  60. alex says:
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    1. Lowrie or Whit ROS?

    2. How are we feeling about Rosario? In a shallow 8 team H2H league is it better to go with D. Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alex: 1. Whit 2. Peralta

  61. Ek says:
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    Drop 1

    Odor
    Bour
    Lamb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ek: When’s Lamb back? I’d drop one of the DL’d guys

      • Ek says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:

        Lamb back late this week, Odor prob another 2 weeks.

        i dont care about time frame. They all will be bench guys. Just trying to figure overall production, all very close imo

        • Grey

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          Odor above Lamb then, nothing’s changed since preseason on these guys

  62. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hi Grey would you drop Tuijana walker for Archer, Wacha or Nova? 12 team H2H league. Thx

  63. Big Ticket says:
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    Need to grab another SP – looking at buying low on Quintana, McCullers, Gray, Stroman. What order would you put those guys?

  64. hitman004 says:
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    How would you rank Aledyms Diaz, Dansby Swanson, and Semien ROS?

    Thanks,

  65. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Greybeard’s Delight, two quick Qs for you:

    1. 12-team standard Y! league, I’m fine for saves and flipped Boxberger for Rich Hill, good buy low or did I take SAGNOF too far?
    2. Same 12-team standard Y! league, hold on Archer or sell him for what I can? I’m inclined to hold because the Ks are there and the BBs aren’t crazy, plus he’s still dealing with a high BABIP and low strand rate that should fix themselves. What do you think?

    Thanks as always dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: 1. Sounds fine 2. Depends what you can get, Archer is still K’ing people

  66. Skeezix says:
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    For some reason I drafted Andrew Miller even though I have closers, so he’s kinda rotting on my bench. We start 18 hitters and I could use a bit more offense. Worth trading (or packaging) Miller for one of Mazara or Mancini? Obviously would prefer Mazara, but doubt he’d go for that.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Skeezix: Yes why not? You’re not using him and you need a bat…go get a bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Skeezix: Agree with Cram, Mancini

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Slugging % is a category (in addition to Avg). Does that sway you more to Mazara? I know you’re high on Mancini, and I guess him hitting leadoff helps Runs even if it hurts RBIs. I’m projected to be bad in both, so….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

  67. Bull Dozier says:
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    With Forsythe hitting DL and Harrison probs not far behind who is the better pickup for 2nd base replacement Utley or Frazier?

    • Bull Dozier says:
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      @Bull Dozier:

      Let me add Hernan to that mix as well. Thanks a ton Grey!!

  68. Nathan says:
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    Whit or Story?

    2B/SS position, dynasty league.

  69. Bad Ash says:
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    How do the Regression Fairies spend their time during the winter and early part of the season? A few hundred words of detail in a post would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bad Ash: With their great aunt in Kauai

      • Bad Ash says:
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        @Grey:

        Of course. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  70. Griff says:
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    Y chirinos and j lucchesi available. Roto.. . Add both? Or …. meh?
    Thnx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Griff: Both in some leagues

  71. Kyle Antonson says:
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    Best. Website. Ever.

    Trevor Williams, Yonny Chirinos, Michael Wacha
    Have to lose one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle Antonson: Thanks! Tough call, I’d prolly lose Yonny since so early in the season

  72. Paul says:
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    Guzman over Zimmerman for 1B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Who, Ronald? No

  73. eric says:
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    Good Morning Vietnam. My team is getting napalmed. SOS.

    C Zunino
    1B Bellinger, W Meyers
    2B Kinsler, C Hernandez
    SS Machado
    3B Arenado, Chapman
    O Benintendi, Polanco, Jose Martinez
    U C Taylor, E Nunez, M Olson

    FAs: J Pirela, Franchy, D Fowler
    Just dropped and on waiver: Zimmer, Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Haha… Puig over Eduardo Nunez

  74. Murph says:
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    Torres or Senzel a better stash right now?

  75. Guero says:
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    Grey,
    need to add pitching.
    But who should i cut? And who should i add? or should i leave it as is?
    Currently i have: Ray, Corbin, Tanaka, Newcomb, Aaron Sanchez, Peacock, Chirinos –
    My options to add – Velasquez, Skaggs, T.Williams, Gausman, Happ, Wheeler, Maeda, foltynewicz, estrada.

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Guero: Hold for now, but I’d look at matchups on Yonny and Newcomb

  76. Terrence Mann says:
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    Expected the headline to be Rangers give Houston a taste of their Colon or something of the sort.

    Whoever said he looks like the top half of Andre the Giant wins.

  77. E says:
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    Boxberger for Schwarber straight up, who do you want?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @E:

      depends on needs, but I wud take Kyle for a oft injured closer any day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Agree with MP

  78. Cable says:
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    Today at work I got caught reading the Grey Report, boss said don’t do that again & I said OK

  79. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP.
    Lose Senzel or Morrison for Villeneuva?

      • Bacca72 says:
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        @Grey: or i guess just drop kiermaier now right? Thumb on throwing hand sounds bad

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Kiermaier

  80. TrenchWarfare says:
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    Some goon in my league dropped C. Seager, should I clear a spot for him? I already have Machado and Turner to slot in at SS, not a huge bench to work with.

  81. Chris D. says:
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    Dynasty question, Yahoo platform, long question that I hate asking about a league you don’t know but know you will answer:

    Just lost Lamet so I have an open roster spot (can bury guys on my inactive roster so don’t necessarily need to have this player active). Have my eye on a few names and need some always Grey-at wisdom.

    – Luis Urias ( I own Albies, Whitt, DeJung and if he ends up at 2b, Gleyber) he’s the name I like the most out what I’m looking at, but at a position of no need)

    – Kolby Allard
    -Jesus Luzardo

    -Lance Lynn/Jake Juris/Matz/Wheeler/Skaggs (names who can help me stay competitive this year.) These are prob the best FA pitchers out there (that’s not saying much)

    I have a decent team with a loaded prospect system so a prospect isn’t a necessity.

    You’re the best Grey

  82. SallyCips says:
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    Should I drop: Maikel for Villanueva? Franchy for Pirela?

    PADRE FEVER.

  83. Bauer Power says:
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    Puig just got dropped in my 10 H2H team league and I have first waiver priority. My outfield is not loaded but it’s not bad either. Jose Martinez, Conforto, Mazara, Chris Taylor.
    Would you drop any of these guys to scoop him up?
    I’ve been low on RBI’s and homers these first couple weeks.

    Also I am considering selling Luke Weaver with his value being so high right now. Can you give me a couple hitters that would be a reasonable offer?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bauer Power: Hold on OFs — Weaver for Jo-Ma? Can you get Upton? Maybe Cain?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Nomar Mazara over Puig?

        Mazara is available in my 10 teamer, but I’ve been holding Puig in the hopes he gets hot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Puig over Mazara

  84. Jeff says:
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    Need reliever help. I have Giles but I am considering Treinen or Neris over him. Should I wait it out with Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Treinen

  85. Cyler says:
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    I currently have Betances as one of my relievers in a SV+HLD league. He has been awful so far. Should I hold or drop for one of the following:

    Hector Neris
    Greg Holland
    Fernando Rodney
    Keone Kela
    AJ Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cyler: Meh, prolly hold for a few more

  86. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Am I the only person that routinely skips over the blurbs of players I clearly should have drafted but didn’t draft, just to save face with my inner self?

    (Stanton, Rizzo, Donaldson, Abreu and Rendon seemed like good ideas at the time)

  87. Hepcat13 says:
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    Patrick Corbin or Kyle Hendricks ROS?

    Two questions, I guess: Can Corbin keep up the high Ks all season? and Will Hendricks get better and surpass Corbin overall?

    5×5, 12 team mixed

    Thanks

  88. et says:
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    Kipnis and Arcia were both dropped in my league. Would you drop Panik or Galvis to get either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @et: None of these guys are tearing it up

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks!

        Would you drop Lomo for Gyrko?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Chris says:
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            You think Lomo has any chance of regaining anything from last year?

            These are the free agents available-Tyler Austin-Gyorko-JP Crawford-Vogelbach. There’s really nothing there. Hang on and hope or drop him and for who? Villaneuva someone grabbed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold

  89. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    You Like Weaver @cubs or Clevinger @ Baltimore?

    Also time to pick up Villaneuva?

    Drop Brian Anderson-Logan Morrrison-Ryan Zimmerman- or Senzel?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Clevinger — Lomo

  90. FrankGrimes says:
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    If you get a trade offer on Fantrax
    You can’t see it on your team page.
    Only home page. I find this odd.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @FrankGrimes: I find you odd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Yeah, I had a trade offer for about five days before I saw it

    • Rookie fantasy baseball site says:
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      @FrankGrimes:

      You know what’s odd? There is no compare stats option on fantrax trades? It’s like they are stuck in 1999.

  91. Fred says:
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    If Gleyber Torres actually does get called up this week, I need to drop someone…

    I figure that it would either be Andrelton Simmons (Bregman is my primary SS), Cordero, Puig, or Buxton. Who do you drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: Andrelton

  92. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    My team is tied for 1st right now. I would have blown out the other 1st place team if we faced off both Week 1 and 2.

    But is there any position you would recommend improving on?

    I have Lamb and Gohara stashed. I’m thinking of cutting a closer to activate Gohara and just keep Lamb on my DL for now..

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Chris Taylor
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Tim Anderson
    DL: Jake Lamb

    P: Brad Boxberger
    P: Fernando Rodney
    P: Shane Greene
    P: Aroldis Chapman
    P: Hector Neris
    SP: Clayton Kershaw
    SP: Max Scherzer
    Bench: Sean Manaea
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Eduardo Rodriguez
    DL: Luiz Gohara

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your OF

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Grey: I could send Aroldis Chapman over for an OF. who would you target for Aroldis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 15 OF

  93. zach jany says:
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    zimmer or mallex Smith ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  94. The Great Knoche says:
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    Tried to warn you about weather. Only one I missed was they played Cubs/Braves on Saturday.

    Like my kids, no one listens to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sigh

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Didn’t see cancellation in Toronto with the roof though. That’s a new one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup!

  95. Jubaka says:
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    Should I start Castillo at mil and Snell vs Tex.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds risky

  96. Mickey Maloney says:
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    I seriously don’t get why the Reds aren’t giving Senzel the call. Spite? Maybe they know I picked him up last week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not exactly tearing up minors, but if he hits this week he could be up

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        @Grey: Valid point. Of course, Cincy isn’t exactly tearing up the majors haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I’m with you… We’re on the same side!

          • Mickey Maloney says:
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            @Grey: If only one of us were the GM. I think it’s only fair if they’re gonna suck in real life anyway, it’s only fair they help our fantasy teams.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Let’s take over the team!

              • AL KOHOLIC says:
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                @Grey: someone needs to

  97. ERad says:
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    If I dropped Adam Jones, would you pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  98. lwomack58 says:
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    Mazara, Reddick or Gardner ROS?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

  99. sdub says:
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    I’m glad my weekly lineup league just locked because of the postponed Boston game that didn’t happen. Awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks, my weekly lineups aren’t locking until 630

  100. Ludicrous Speed says:
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    10T H2H
    Arrieta was just dropped
    How much out of $284 remaining for him
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $34

  101. scythe says:
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    Thanks Grey

    One more question. 14 team points league
    Need to drop two of my SPs

    – L. Castillo
    – T. Bauer
    – M. Tanaka
    – P. Cobin
    – E. Rod
    – Trevor Williams
    – R. Lopez
    – VV

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod, Lopez

  102. Terrence Mann says:
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    How bad does the Rays lineup suck? Denard Span is leading the team in RBI! Not only that, he has twice as many RBI as every player on the team save Duffy. And Span is batting .225.

    Jeebus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  103. Hugman says:
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    Weird question, but Braun or Hicks ROS 6×6 OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  104. kilkennybrian says:
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    What’s the leash on Gausman and Wacha in 10 Team roto? Holding for now but wondering if they are streamer territory.

    Also, Choo is 1-27 recently. Ugh. Just wanted to mention.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman is streamer for now

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @kilkennybrian: in a 10 team league i wouldnt own either of them

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: Idk, Wacha gives me some hope. Gausman has been so dangerous and has to run through AL east. Have them both in 12 teamer, might hold there, for now.

  105. Big League Wood says:
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    What about Jaime Garcia and the Jose Quintana 2018 season. In a 15 teamer, Leaning towards starting him for the 2 start week, home KC and at NYY ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Big League Wood says:
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        @Grey:
        With all the bad pitching performances and starts, that influence your opinion on marginal 2 start pitchers?
        I am leaning towards starting Jaime Garcia vs KC at home and NYY on the road? Too risky or would you start him in a 15 teamer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope — I’d start Jaime if I needed the start

          • Big League wood says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks coach

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  106. Ralphy says:
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    Baez or Lowrie?
    Villanueva or Mancini?
    Junis or Rich Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez…Mancini…Hill

      • Ralphy says:
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        Thanks Grey! We’d be lost without you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  107. Bigorsmall says:
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    One big and one small trade to look over:

    1) give: correa/Swanson/Molina/ Quintana
    Get: trea turner/zach godley/Trevor Bauer

    2) give: Robinson cano
    Get: Chris archer

    Current sp: verlander/Tanaka/Quintana/junis/manea/ Felix

    Kingery would become my full time 2b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner side 2. Cano

  108. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Two weak positions – would these moves help?
    Zunino (when he returns) or Ianetta?
    Currently start Davidson at 3B. Moran or Villaneuver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iannetta — Davidson

  109. GroovyGreg says:
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    Great as always Grey but why no mention of Luchessi and his QS, 9 Ks, and 1 ER? I know you weren’t a fan of his peripherals but is he worth holding onto?

    Walker hit the DL so I picked up Luchessi yesterday, I also picked up Junis last week. With Pomeranz coming off the DL do I release Pom or drop one of Luchessi/Junis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mentioned him

  110. Shouldistayorshouldigo says:
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    Roll the dice on snell vs Texas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ home? Sure

  111. Weird Fishes says:
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    NL-only catcher question, sorry, but appreciate thoughts … drop Alfaro for Suzuki or Wieters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters

  112. Synyster says:
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    Some players slow start due to the weird spring, still being cold? Merrifield no home runs? I remember sitting on Story last year waiting for the breakout and it never really happened. Hoping once it warms up we will see Merrifield flash some of last years numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit didn’t get started until May last year

  113. Blake Bowman says:
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    Do I drop Suarez on the DL to pick up Villanueva? I’ve got Realmuto and Schoop taking up both spots and don’t want to miss out grabbing him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  114. EZ says:
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    Villenueva or Lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: This seems like an anti-Grey answer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Cram It: Ha, yeah, prolly close..Lowrie is boring, but real hot right now, I do like Villanueva tho too

  115. Chicitysox23 says:
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    Keeper league, need to cut ties with 1 SP for sure

    Archer
    deGrom
    Happ
    Hendricks
    Wacha
    Giolito
    Reynaldo Lopez
    Jon Gray

    Thinking cut Wacha with the upside of the younger guys being able to possibly be kept. Right move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez is on waivers in my league

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Chicitysox23:

      I’d keep a close eye on Giolito. I own him in a deep dynasty league and I’m pretty much seeing him as like an SP4/5 with a low K rate being in the way of being much more. It’s pretty tight between him and Lopez but I like Lopez upside a lot more.

  116. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Quintana was dropped in both of my 12 team H2H keeper league & my 10 team redraft roto league. My questions;

    1. Do you think he is worthy of the #1 waiver priority in the 12 team H2H?
    2. In 10 team redraft would you drop Luis Castillo or Jon Gray for Quintana? I just traded
    for Gray and did not anticipate someone dropping a “good” pitcher…

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Gray

  117. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Nick Senzel – 3B – Reds
    Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday that he’s not sure when top prospect Nick Senzel will be called up to the majors.

    The Reds have already passed the date where they gain an extra year of team control on Senzel, but he’s still with Triple-A Louisville and it’s unclear when that will change. Price acknowledged that the club could use Senzel at third base in the wake of Eugenio Suarez’s thumb injury, but he added that the decision isn’t up to him. Despite the uncertainty, we expect him to be up with the big club soon. The 22-year-old recently had a four-game hitless streak in Triple-A, but he’s hit safely in four straight games, including a home run on Saturday. It’s worth noting that he’s been back at second base in recent days after playing three straight games at third base.
    Source: Cincinna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, sigh

  118. OaktownSteve says:
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    Is it just me getting killed on injuries? On NFBC1 I had Rizzo, Blackmon, Bogaerts, Kinsler, Cruz and 6 more after that DL or miss games.

    My kids team lost Salvador, Myers, Schoop, and now Rendon looks dinged.

    Keeper team lost Delino, Souza, Andrus and now looks like Harrison may miss time.

    A lot of these guys are getting back or are coming back earlier than expected. Feel good that my teams are all in the mix anyway.

    • Cram It says:
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      @OaktownSteve: What’s worse, the DL bug, or the collective We-can’t-f*cking-hit bug?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Cram It:

        I hate injuries. Is offense down across the board? I guess I haven’t gotten rhat perspective yet. I did notice batting averages seem down. The cold weather has made it weird.

        I was saying in my RCL that I think the first month of the season is really challenging and important to manage through. Tricky choices but you gotta have some churn a try to get a couple of the early breakouts.

        • Cram It says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I don’t know about across the board, but definitely on my teams. I’ll blame it on the weather…for now.

          For sure. Tough to figure out who is for real (good and bad) this early on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And goodbye Harrison and Kiermaier

  119. David says:
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    Give Desmond for M Chapman?

    • Cram It says:
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      @David: How Chapman is not owned is the stuff nightmares are made of.

      • David says:
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        @Cram It: He is owned it is a trade I made today. Thus the give not drop. 14 tm ops league.

        • Cram It says:
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          @David: This makes sense now. I read “drop” for some reason. I might be living a nightmare right now.

          • David says:
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            @Cram It: Not a problem he was even drafted @ 200 I drafted Desmond earlier but I am a sucker for younger players. He is trying to sell high

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  120. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Loved the Kiermeier bit. So true.
    Doing my weekly “what to do with my 1B slot dance”. Have Desmond, Jo Martinez and E.Thames. They all have potential but would love to have one solid 1b to set and forget. JoMa easily has the most trade value right now. Should I try to trade him to upgrade my 1b or just ride it out and see what happens. Pretty sure that I could get Smoak for him straight up. Could probably get W.Myers from another owner. What do you think? Like to sell high when I can but find it hard to gauge JoMa’s value ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Myers or Smoak, in that order

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Any other first baseman you think i should try for first? Better than Myers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hosmer?

  121. The IT Guy says:
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    Drop 1 – Drew Pomeranz or Eduardo Rodriquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod

  122. Glory Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    The word is Realmuto may come off the DL this week
    I picked up Grandal in his place
    I know he is streaky but so far he is having a nice start
    I know it seems funny asking but do i drop Grandal?
    I am trying to trade either one of them if i can
    If not what should i do

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Glory Daze: I thought that I was supposed to read this like a poem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Grandal

  123. DONT LOOK A GIFT NGOEPE IN THE MTOUH says:
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    Nice! Valencia is like the sister city to Fresno’s “Turdville”
    Schoop got dropped in one of my leagues, threw down $123 of a $500 FAAB on him – Now I’m left with $276 for the year, but stoked on his return. CMON Sensei!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, hilarious… Cmon, Sensei!

  124. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    16 team roto with holds/saves/net saves/k per 9/k per BB

    have these: colome/lyons/j.barnes (glad he’s gotten out of saves here)/strickland/boxy/rivero, drop anybody for any of: romo, martin (appears 8th inning now), grimm?

    • Cram It says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: These saves/holds questions are so weird. Sounds like a lateral move, i.e. dropping saves for holds. Sure, drop Lyons for Grimm.

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Cram It: here it’s more about if any of the other options have more expected holds, all of them shown for reference that i don’t need more saves. and here it’s holds and saves sold separately, not SV+holds, where you don’t care which is which. 2 categories here.

        • Cram It says:
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          @A Wesley Snipes Life: I don’t know how you can predict which 7th/8th inning guy will have more holds. Still seems like a lateral move, if you’re dropping one meh 8th inning guy for another.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Romo for Lyons I guess

  125. Docmcstuffins says:
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    12 team Yahoo, 7×7, OBP/TB/QS

    Just landed Stanton for Pollock and Nola, seems like a win for me, you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  126. Turd Wendell says:
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    Got Hurricane Katrina’d in my both my leagues. Without all the ppds, I had a full line up, without only 4 hitters. Gonna be a really hot summer, especially for us in the East Coast, should be good for hitters obvi, so I’m trying to buy slow starting hitters i.e. Votto. Pick up Frenchy drop Franco? 12 tm h2h 5×5 . Have depth at 3rd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold, I would buy Votto

  127. msh2404 says:
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    Add Villanueva and drop Kipnis or Brantley or hold?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  128. Nick says:
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    Grey,

    Would you move Jose Ramirez for JD Martinez or hold? I know you had Jose ahead of JD in your rankings, but they were close.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, he’s above, but they’re close

  129. Osnam says:
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    Hey, great stuff as always! Was wondering if I should try and trade my Chris Archer for Starling Marte. Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  130. Carl Spackler says:
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    Grey, Happy Monday!
    6×6 10 team and Kingery got dropped. Would you drop Happ for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, shallow 10-team mixed league, I am trying to line up some streamers for the week. Can you please rank your top 3 streamers from the list below please?
    – Happ vs KC – SON $21.8
    – Wheeler vs WSH – $11.3
    – Faria vs TEX – $14
    – Matx vs WSH – $13
    – Chase Anderson vs MIA – $.2
    – Mikolas vs CIN – $17.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ, Wheeler, Mikolas

  132. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    different 16 team league, with QS, K/BB, K/9. max 72 innings per week (and i have 6 RP), have these, when cueto is back tomorrow gotta drop one of them:
    cueto, V2, pivetta, folty, wheeler, ryu, nola, quintana, corbin. can’t be quintana this early, can’t be pivetta, V2 also had a top 5 FIP for SP’ers, wheeler also has high marks though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Cueto back? Folty

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: tomorrow, news was out yesterday on it

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @A Wesley Snipes Life: rudy already has it, but SON hates him tomorrow at ARI

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, thanks!

  133. Jeff says:
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    I know Cespedes is a great player but his plate discipline has been suspect. However his counting stats are solid. I’m intrigued about Aaron Hicks across town if he bats higher in the lineup. For ROS outlook which NY OF do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  134. Brett says:
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    12 team 6×6 keeper league. OPS extra category. We keep 5 260 auction budget.

    Would you trade away Moncada ($15 keeper value) and Kela for Realmuto and Doolittle?

    Currently have Albies at 2b and Taylor to play MI Moncada plays Utility. Have Acuna on the bench. I currently go with no catcher as the only decent ones available on waivers are B McCann, Iannetta. Some other keeper options I could have Acuna 17, Albies 5, Tailon 7, Baez 13, S Marte 20.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: Would you rather try something like Moncada and Rodney for Realmuto and Diaz? Don’t need closers, but I could upgrade. Or do you think Moncada turns it around?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d bet Moncada turns it around before trading for a catcher

  135. Bob the builder says:
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    Happy Monday grey! H2h pts weekly lock league. My roster is locked for the week even though the Sox/o’s were postponed they were still on schedule for 11:05 personally I think espn should change it so in future if there’s a rain out on for example at 11am or 1pm and it happens to be the first game of the week on monday then you can still be able to move your roster since the game wasn’t held.

    Since I can’t make roster changes for this week , looking ahead would you do any of these:

    Drop belt for either justin bour, Adrian Gonzalez, joe mauer ,Colin Moran or Luis valbuena who has 1b eligibility

    Drop or hold dexter fowler or chris owings to add willie Calhoun?

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  136. msh2404 says:
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    Who would be the most impactful minor league stash for this season? Is this a question for Ralph?

    Mejia
    Kopech
    Hays
    Gohara
    Dahl
    Robles
    Vlad Jr
    Jimenez

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ask Ralph

  137. Hepcat13 says:
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    If G. Torres is called up this week, drop Peraza?
    I have Schoop, Kingery, and Story (at SS)

    Yahoo standard 12 team

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  138. JP says:
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    I have Matt Olson in a keeper league, unsure if I should keep or bail, been offered Tanner Roark, Schwarber/Hicks (both on my bench) would be replacing Olson in my lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber side

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @JP:

      I’d counter with an offer for a better starter that you like.

  139. cletus says:
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    trade Kenley Jansen for Archer in a keeper league? I have Holland, Kela, Greene, and Nate jones for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kenley

  140. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I recently offended a co-worker when I referred to Broad City as “that show with the chick that looks like Mario Lopez”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I thought that was the girl in the threesome on Transparent

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Haha, now I’m all sorts of confused. Big Hannibal Buress fan though. Guy needs his own show, or a show in which he features more prominently.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I enjoy the Eric Andre Show

  141. Beetroot McKinley says:
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    Great job as always.

    Side note, I manage an eye doctor practice in New York and I may be able to help with cougs eye drop situation. We deal with this stuff all day and the drug reps usually can help.

    Email me on the side if you want me to try and assist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s nice of you! Thanks!

  142. Swfcdan says:
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    Holland or B Norris going forward?

    Jo-Mart or M Chapman (OBP league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland… Jo-Ma

  143. Ryan Gennero says:
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    Trade Yu Darvish for Chris Archer
    Which side wins? Serious question for fun
    And you cant choose neither :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Long time no see! Yu side

      • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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        @Grey:
        Im always lurking :) Great work as usual!

        Yu has been my worst pitcher thus far, not shocking
        Corbin, my last round pick, has been my best. Amazing!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  144. jon says:
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    Are we starting Paxton with confidence at home vs Astros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Maybe baseball is a sprint, because the Boston Marathon didn’t get canceled.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Very funny

  146. Jake says:
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    Drop Brantley and Zimmer for Villanueva and Mallex?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  147. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I haven’t read all the comments yet so I’m not sure anybody responded about Nolan Arenado. I figure he thought about his upcoming matches against MadMax and Stressbird, and thought he’d save himself the challenge of facing them rather than get a 1-2 game reduction when he was facing some schmoes in Coors.

    Hedges or Barnhardt for my CA? Does Hedges power really make up for his inability to get on base? Barnhardt is making good contact.

    10-Tm H2H NL-Only 5×5 OBP

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe on Arenado — Can go Tucker

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  148. Righty says:
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    MA Taylor
    Odor
    Souza
    Teoscar
    Franchy
    Senzel

    Have 5 bench bats right now, want to drop 2. Bottom two of the above, ROS? One of these guys fits in my last UTIL spot, but the rest are on the bench.

    Keeper OPS league, so outside of Odor, these are all late round keepers next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy, Taylor

  149. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Gyorko activated today. Pick him up (FA) for Davidson? I’m concerned about his playing time, but press release indicates he’d be playing 3B (Carpenter somewhat banged up) + 2B (Wong not hitting).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  150. J-FOH says:
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    I lost Andrus and forgot to put my waiver in while I waited for him to go on the DL in my AL only. Im screwed…or so I think. The only options for me to waiver for next week were Iglesias, Daniel Robertson and Isiah Kiner Falefa, who by the way sounds like a vegetarian pita wrap sold at the Pirates game. But I digress, while I was texting with Ralph because he owns Didi and Lindor I went to the home page and saw I had an offer sitting there the whole time, I clicked and saw a Cozart for a prospect that’s at least 3 years away. What a blessing for me being too lazy to read my emails. I was prepared to over pay for Didi to avoid picking up trash or going with no SS. But alas, I had a Divine Inattention….Im such a FLUKAZY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, def veggie wrap… Total flukazy!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you get it. Divine Inattention describes what happened the flukazy describes the person. Kinda like how I never got over Rudy’s rejection Bichetter (my description of a player who gets a boost at Coors like former Rockies donger Dante Bichette), but when I wrote the now long lost but very very very missed creeper of the week post I would say “so and so is in Colorado this week where the Coors Correction makes everyone Bichetter”. It totally worked. So now if some handsome writer with great facial hair would to write that, “jeez, Im such a flukazy. Through divine inattention I got a slam and legs because I never got around to benching Kiki Hernandez after I batty called him on an off day”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But no mention of a Faux Plus!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Doh! Does that makes me a Faux Putz?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Apparently!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Magoo is going to give me a classic Razzing for that

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Hey Culligan Man!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Hey!…I kinda emotionally responded on your Bellinger comment..

  151. Play Ball says:
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    I own Quintana and having serious doubts about his reliability after the start to this season and the difficulties he had last season. He’s actually off to a worse start this year than last years’ bad start. Velo down, K-BB% in negative territory. Fangraphs (ZIPS/Steamer/DepthCharts) ROS projections of a low to mid 3’s ERA and close to 200K’s seem optimistic considering. I see him as a 4-ish ERA like last year with fewer K’s. Agree or disagree about Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be on Quintana, but it’s too early to say

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Agreed – it’s only been 3 starts. He turned in a very quality line his previous start in MIL, and did you see the weather in that ATL/CHC game? There were 24 runs scored, no one had anything working. Kind of think you have to throw that game out the window. Or so I hope!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hope so too

      • Play Ball says:
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        Would you take Morton over Quintana?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  152. David says:
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    Pivetta or Godley ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Godley

  153. Marti says:
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    Which side 10 team nl

    Contreras santana quintana or goldy Panetta

    Chris Taylor belt or goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy…Goldy

  154. Marti says:
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    Ianetta not pancetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  155. Should I, uh, drop any of Mancini, Ohtani (Batter), Tim Anderson, for any, uh, of these guys: Lamb, CarGo, Yuli, Francy, Villanueava, or Franco? I, uh, need some power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuli over Ohtani

  156. Steve says:
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    Margot or Mallex – who do you like better now that mallex is assured playing time? Put another way, how much does Kiermeir’s injury upgrade Mallex?

    Need as a bench bat/util mostly for speed with ops as a kicker.

    Thanks

    • knucks says:
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      @Steve: RE: Mallex. A little bit more PT, so a little bit more SAGNOF. But note that he is batting 9th today, while Duffy leads off. If Mallex stays hot that could change. But it would appear that Mallex has to prove that he’s more than just a pair of legs swinging a stick for more than just a couple games in order for that to happen. I’d rather have Margot right now in a DL slot. I don’t know your sitch, so I’m assuming that your saying you would have to drop Margot to own Mallex? And I wouldn’t do that at this time if it were me.

      • Steve says:
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        @knucks: that’s the question – Margot’s on my DL and was wondering if Mallex’ll become the OF version of Dee Gordon…

        I agree he’ll have to prove it.

        Duffy should NOT be leading off. Just like Trea should not be batting 6th. Who sets these lineups?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  157. goodfold2 says:
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    is the CLE-MIN series that’s in puero rico intended to dodge the rain/snow/cold issues with those teams having like at least 5 rainouts already? did anybody tell them that puerto rico is in like, a jungle (ya know, rain all the time)? here comes some more rainouts, albeit not as cold this time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  158. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. have this:
    C uh oh
    1B miggy
    2B whit (OF)
    SS correa
    3B devers
    CI mostsuckass
    MI lowrie
    OF (4) mancini (1B), nunez (2B/SS/3B), brantley, delmonico
    util yonder
    BN grichuk
    NA willie
    drop grichuk for naquin, b.miller (back soon, could DL stash till), orlando (starting now for sure). was beat to all of santander, yin, teoscar lately (all in one day actually). grichuk is absolutely terrible for now, and when kendrys gets back grichuk might be out of playing time entirely.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: i was beat to teoscar already, options over grichuk being: naquin, miller, orlando

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miller, I guess

  159. Shitwolf says:
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    A) Taylor over Swanson right?
    B) where’s Taylor?
    C) Rich Hill was dropped worth the WW grab? I would have to drop one of Rosario Villenueva or Braun… 6×6 10 team h2h ops and holds. I have 2 bench bats now.

    my other starters are Cmart, Price, Bauer, Corbin, Bundy, Snell, Morton and Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes C) sure — Rosario

  160. Rosterbating says:
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    Grey – let me first say that you’re the man…and your wisdom is always appreciated…

    So – there’s an owner in my league with a roster crunch issue and he’s dumping Stroman or Reynaldo Lopez. Both are obtainable for the same price. Do we think Stroman figures his shizz out? Or do I lean in the hot hand direction in Lopez?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I don’t love either, but would lean Stroman

  161. Dan says:
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    Ros….n.walker or t.hernandez from totonto?

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Dan: teoSCAR or teOSCAR wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  162. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    My Hosmer and Wood for Votto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  163. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    guzman over cron yet for OPS/total bases/OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  164. Jubaka says:
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    Should I start Snell and Castillo tonite.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Jubaka: Depends on league size and risk tolerance. I’m likely benching Castillo in a shallow league fwiw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know who they’re facing

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: Snell vs Texas and Castillo at mil.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Snell

  165. which pitcher to use? says:
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    Good after noon Grey ! quick question in a 10 team H2H weekly points league. I need 5 starters would you start Odorizzi in a 2 start week vs @ Clev. and home vs TB, over any of my 1 start pitchers which are

    Berrios home vs Clev.
    carlos Martinez at home vs cinci
    Taillon @ philly
    Arrieta at home vs pitt.
    I also have Keuchel and he’s in a 2 start week @ sea. and @ white sox Which I would assume he’s in my lineup this week. So would you 2 start Odorizzi over any of those 1 start guys? thx Grey !!

  166. J-Money says:
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    Whats up Grey,

    Any faith in Kipnis? Great spot in that lineup but not producing…granted its early and cold AF basically everywhere…but in an OPS league…would you look elsewhere at the likes of Diaz, Villar, or Marte?

    Thansk man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Villar

  167. Stickball Al says:
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    Would you start McCullers on this weeks 2 start against Seattle and the White Sox ? Doodle still has me wary after last week. What’s your take on him going on into the year ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, and am

  168. I am the Walrus says:
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    Trade Quintana straight up for Bundy?

  169. hiphoppanda says:
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    Jose Ramirez and Charlie Morton for Max Scherzer? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  170. Regan Sayer says:
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    Hannager and Segura for Walker/Marte is looking pretteh pretteh pretteh good! Look the Ms may have made one good trade! So that’s like 1-187. Things are lookin up! Just had to throw that out there cause u know…

    What can i do about my Grey Trust issues? Not wise sage Grey, your evil namesake, he who shall ride the bench for the next month and be cursed whenever his name is mentioned. Fool me once….how’s that go..Draft a Colorado pitcher and your just a fool. Ya, that’s it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…

  171. DroppingBombsLikeGW says:
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    Yes I’d certainly rather pay taxes to my own democratically elected government than a foreign Monarch. Fist Up!

  172. Brett says:
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    Do you think I can offer Pirela for either Realmuto or Grandal? 12 team 6×6 with ops extra category

    Owner has both of them and his current OF is Ozuna, Rosario, Desmond, Hamilton, Duval. He will probably play his 2nd C at utility.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  173. Db says:
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    Start ryu vs SD and Washington
    Or Andrew miller vs Minnesota and Baltimore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  174. Barker says:
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    12 team H2H
    Trade was just accepted

    I give Ohtani (pitcher)
    I receive Anthony Rendon

    my starters – carlos martinez, Bauer, wacha , luis castillo , hamels, lucchesi, stroman
    My 3b – gallo, maikel franco , josh harrison dl

    A) wanted rendon in draft but took dee gordon – got rendon 4th rd pick anyway for my 12th rd pick
    B) had too many starters by a lot and figured i could stand to lose one even one as good as ohtani ( injury risk and innings limitation) because a couple of my starters should turn it around
    C) needed a hitter with harrison out
    D) is hamels droppable ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Barker says:
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        @Grey:
        Same league

        I give lucchesi
        I get merrifield

        My SP – c mart, bauer, castillo, wacha , hameis, stroman
        My 2b – gordon, chris taylor, harrison, baez
        My rf – harper

  175. BT says:
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    Great stuff as always! Ant reason to hang on to Chatwood? He’s been bitten by the rain out bug twice now so I feel like I haven’t given him a fair shake yet. Worth dropping him in a 12 team points league for Hader or Ottavino or Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hader

      • BT says:
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        @Grey: Teheran, Faria and Harvey are also out there. Still Hader?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  176. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Don’t know if this has been mentioned, but The game in Toronto has been ppd. Ice falling from CN Tower put a hole in the roof.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap!

    • Eric W says:
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      @VinWins: That stadium deserves to be pelleted with ice chunks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  177. henncoop says:
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    Brinson seems lost & no end in sight for now. With no bench OFs on my roster, I need to drop him for someone like Heyward, Zobrist, Kendrick, Goodwin, Altherr, L Martin, Parra (who might be suspended), Jay, Nimmo, Fisher, Soler or Frazier (more playing time with Harrison out?)
    Unfortunately this is a league with weekly lineups so I need some regular PT. Full disclosure I went with Frazier & the the full seven games this week weather permitting.
    Still time to make a different move

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

      • Steven Henn says:
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        @Grey: Thanks …in Grey we trust

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  178. Slam says:
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    Was offered Yoan Moncada and Ronald Acuna for Shohei Ohtani (Pitcher). I’m in a keeper league, otherwise I wouldn’t consider the offer. It’s 6×6 H2H, OPS/QS.

    Do you think I should hold onto Ohtani or roll the dice on the two young studs?

    • Slam says:
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      @Slam: Sorry, my Starting pitching is pretty deep already – Robbie Ray, Bauer, Carlos Martinez, Luis Castillo and more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna side

  179. PatPat says:
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    Top 100 Pitchers coming back any time soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ralph is doing pitcher profiles and once a month top 100 SPs

  180. RobMac says:
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    Hey Grey, I look forward to your write ups every morning, don’t know how you keep up with all the comments, but I appreciate and respect it!

    I have ended up with too many 2B (Villar, Moncada, Kingery) and no SS somehow.

    I really want to own Ketel Marte, who is a FA in my ESPN 11-team roto (5 standard categories + OBP). I’m holding Kingery.

    Would you drop Villar or Moncada for Ketel. Or neither and wait until Kingery gets SS eligibility?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Can try Villar, pretty much a push…

  181. Random Collmenter says:
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    My Mejia for his Samardzidja in a 6×6 roto league with QS and OPS? It’s a 10-person keeper league so I would not be keeping The Shark after this year…

    My hitting is great (Arenado, Freeman, Correa, Springer, C Seager, Dee Gordon, Khrush, etc)

    but my pitching is weak (Robbie Ray, Tanaka, Castillo are my top 3).

    Thoughts? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t love it

  182. Paul Wilson says:
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    His Michael Conforto for my Hicks brothers (AAron and Jordan)?

    Trade evaluator tool loves this for me but I’m not buying a negative value for Jordan Hicks, flamethrower.

  183. Paul Wilson says:
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    His Michael Conforto for my Hicks brothers (AAron and Jordan)?

    Trade evaluator tool loves this for me but I’m not buying a negative value for Jordan Hicks, flamethrower.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto side

  184. gwaskiew says:
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    Is there going to be a weekly top 100 SP post this season? I’m jonesing for it like Grey after getting his first whiff Giancarlo’s boxers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ralph is doing weekly pitcher profile, but monthly top 100, he talks about why in the 1st one of season

  185. J-FOH says:
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    I prefer to call Harrison Bader…Master.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ginsburg!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Master Bader Ginsburg?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me!

  186. Ohtani says:
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    What type of player would you give up to get ohtani? Top 15? Top 20?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      50-75

  187. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Bryce had his bat completely sawed off – Homerun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s incredible

  188. Caught Looking says:
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    Kershaw
    Ray
    Castillo
    Clevinger
    Roark
    Mikolas
    Fulmer
    Pomeranz
    Kennedy.

    I need to lose two. H2h pts. Thanks as always Grey. Best content on the web! (Not just saying that because I’m a naturally overpolite Atlantic Canadian either)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Fulmer, Roark

      • Caught Looking says:
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        @Grey:

        Braun’s owner is frustrated. Offered me him for Fulmer, should i do this instead of dropping Fulmer and drop K Calhoun or Franchy instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Calhoun

  189. Raf says:
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    Hold Senzel or drop for Villanueva/Haniger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  190. Alex says:
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    Villanueva or Senzel? If looking for some pop. Also, since I need power I assume these two are better than Kingery.

    3rd Base would be nice too, because I’m going to try and sell Sano. How about Sano for Berrios?

    Thanks! You’ve been busy today and I appreciate it. Had to scroll a long way down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanueva — I’d take Berrios, it’s fair

  191. Regan Sayer says:
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    So much for Profar…next!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  192. Peter Rabbit says:
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    Merrifield was dropped. I have a lot of offense, but I’m banged up at 2B. Would you drop anyone for Merrifield?
    *We have 27 man rosters
    C – Ramos
    1b – Votto
    2b – lowrie
    3b – gallo
    ss – bregman
    of – JD, olson, Jose Martinez
    Util – encarcion, rendon
    bench – gardner, chapman, haniger, lamb
    bench – fringe pitching – Nate Jones, skaggs
    DL – schoop, odor, boegarts

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  193. hey hey Grey and Razzballz!

    first bad question of the season:

    shallow h2h league where ip, era, qs, k and whip all matter, though most of these knuckleheads are just stocking up for the auto-ip (which yields k’s) category. anyway…

    happ or quintana
    also am habnging on to faria, is he someone hang on to ROS. keeping him this week at least…but i had Happ, the league is shallow and i let him go for a streamer. he’s still dangling. also have Pivetta cause he’ probably makes a bitchin’ pot of sauce.

    thanks already!

    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana — forget Faria

  194. Dr. Hand Sniffer says:
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    Ryu over Stroman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  195. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Looking to try to get Pivetta for his start tomorrow, but not sure who to drop. Current roster is:

    C – whatever
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Chris Taylor
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Lindor
    OF – Puig, Rosario, Betts
    UTIL – Shaw
    Bench – Mallex Smith, Kingery
    DL – Odor
    SP – Severino, Archer, Bauer, Corbin, Manaea
    RP – Boxberger, Bradley, Treinen, Brach, Greene, and Colome

    I know having 2 bench bats are unnecessary for a 10 team league, but due to injuries (Betts, Rendon) and postponements, I’ve had to pick an extra bat.

    I was leaning towards Bradley since he isn’t the official closer, but what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  196. Peter Rabbit says:
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    I was offered Taillon for Kingery. Would you accept it ?

    My team consists of:
    C – molina
    1b – hosmer
    2b albies
    3b machado
    ss dejong
    of harper
    of springer
    of – polanco
    util – kingery
    util j. upton
    bench – hanley ramirez, reddick
    Dl – boegarts
    Sp – Ohtani, Weaver, Snell, Bundy, Newcomb, Berrios, Pivetta, gio
    RP – boxberger, strickland

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good for your team

  197. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Lucchesi or Trevor Williams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  198. oh…part 2 is ottavino (eh!)vs. hunter strick-ly no saves or holds yet-land

    thanks thanks
    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strickland

    • dave anchovies says:
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      @FrankGrimes:

      fantastic(0). is that yer way of saying Ottavino? was he in La Strada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AHHHHHHH!!!!!

  199. Leonard says:
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    Good evening Mr. Grey,

    Could you provide me with 50 shades of advice?

    With Josh Harrison out, I’m in need of finding someone to fill in a utility spot on the roster and contribute in a few categories. I don’t need much, just want some production while I await the call up of our savior Nick Senzel.

    Who do like going forward: Peralta, Pirela, or Franchy?

    All are basically the same. So it’s prob a crapshoot.

    Have a good summer.
    – Leonard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  200. Tbone says:
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    Addison Russell a stash in a 10 team roto dynasty league or cut bait? He is just 24, worth holding on for the hope he turns the corner at some point?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Tbone: 10 teams id cut bait

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut

  201. Alex says:
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    Sano for Berrios was rejected.

    How about Luke Weaver? Or Bauer? Too low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  202. Iron City says:
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    I need room for Cueto. Drop J Montgomery or Wacha?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Mo

  203. Gotime says:
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    So Castillo goes 6 IP of shutout ball and 8Ks winning 9-0… sure let’s bring him out for the 7th … F me…..

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Gotime:

      Sucks but their bullpen is shit too soooooooo

  204. Eric W says:
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    Ughhhh! I wish Dusty Baker was still managing in Cincinnati so I could curse him out right now. Fuck you Cincy the only reason you are not the worst City in Ohio is because Cleveland exists.

  205. Barker says:
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    12 team H2H

    I give lucchesi
    I get merrifield

    My SP – c mart, bauer, castillo, wacha , hameis, stroman
    My 2b – gordon, chris taylor, harrison, baez
    My rf – harper

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Barker:
      It’s fair but why you want five 2B?

  206. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Solarte or Diaz a better long term play?

    Any minor league MI or CF about to get the call up?

    Thank you

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed:
      Some speculation that Torres may be called up…
      he was pulled mid-game.

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Grimey! Reports indicate he was pulled due to back stiffness. That came from Cashman and you know that sports execs can be relied upon to tell the truth.

  207. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Chris Newtown answers the batty call!

  208. Brian says:
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    Not only has ESPN removed walks from the pitcher box score, they have removed runs allowed as well! I guess it could be worse, I got USA Today’s print edition in my hotel and found out it no longer has any box scores at all.

  209. Let's Play Two says:
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    Do you believe Paxton outperforms Quintana in counting stats (QS, K) ROS?

  210. Dancin Homer says:
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    Looking to trade for Polanco. Do you think the below is a fair offer, am i giving up too much/ too little, etc…:

    I give:
    A. Cabrera
    A. Wood
    Strickland

    I get:
    Polanco
    McCullers

    Thanks in advance

  211. AUFan says:
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    Dynasty points league.. i got offered Corbin for my Ian Happ. Do you take this deal?

  212. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I’m thinking about dropping Wacha and streaming pitchers for the next few days until Pomeranz comes back on Friday…

    Do you think Triggs at home vs. CWS is a better play than Skaggs at home vs. Bos?

    Thanks!

    Jed

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