Yesterday, Stephen Strasburg went 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 8 Ks. And, um. That’s roughly one-thousand percent surprising. Take every cat that’s every jumped out of a closet in a movie and put ’em together and you have a catomic bomb of shock and it’s less shocking than how well Strasburg pitched. Take the “I see dead people” twist and put it in The Crying Game “ding dong” twist and that’s nowhere nearly as surprising. Take a surprise party where the guest of honor has a heart attack and you have something, okay, about that surprising. Yet. Dot dot dot. Still don’t trust Strasburg. If you have him, then I wish you well, but it would not be me. Now I’m simply second-guessing whether or not my fears were for naught. By the way, try to say “naught” without sounding like you’re in a movie in South Boston with Ben Affleck. You simply cannot. “Where’s my munchkins?” “I went to Dunkies and they were out.” “Naught?” “Naught.” See what I mean? Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Trea Turner – 2-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Treat Urner kills dead balls dead.

Mike Soroka – Shut down with shoulder discomfort. Of course, I wasn’t drafting Soroka, but I’m about to make it a hard fast rule of mine that any time a pitcher has arm or shoulder issues, I’m not touching them until they have a full year back. I don’t have the desire to go through six months of news, but I bet I could find at least 20 articles from the offseason about how Soroka is feeling great, and aiming for a return around Opening Day.

Max Fried – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 9.00. The WAS-ATL offenses enjoyed being Fedde Fried food. That just made Sandoval hungry for later.

Pablo Sandoval – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, both pinch-hit homers. He’s a modern-day Rusty Staub. Call him Rusty Tub.

Huascar Ynoa – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks. Streamonator hates his next start. Ynoa? Y yes. And I’m not sure he’s in the rotation after this, but I’m definitely monocle’ing. By the way, when I see his name, I can’t not see this:

Keston Hiura – 0-for-4, hitting .000. Lest I remind you, but my bold prediction this year was Keston Hiura’s average bottoms out and he’s sent down to the minors. So, when you see ‘perts now talking about Hiura’s struggles, remind yourself that Grey was talking about it prior to the season, not after when the info is essentially useless.

Brandon Woodruff – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.45. Fun fact! Bra-Wood is best expressed in charades with Semien doing a chest thump.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. If you want to hang out, you’ve gotta hit the ball out…Lo-Cain. If Cain’s hitting, what the hey, but I don’t trust him to Zombino for more than a week or two.

George Springer – Rehabbing from an oblique injury, he injured his quad and went for an MRI. None of this is good news, except he was carrying his MRI stamp card.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer. Fun fact! Semien doing a chest thump–Oh, see Woodruff.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 7.11. Yeah, haha, no. Never. Gibson can start serving cylindrical hamburgers with his 7.11 ERA and I ain’t touching him.

Nick Solak – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .238. The question isn’t, do I like Solak? It’s: How did I miss you wrote a Nick Solak sleeper?

Ketel Marte – Running to first, he crumpled to the ground. And now here I am crumpling to the ground. *yelling from the floor* Damn, I just pressed the wrinkles out of these track pants! Gives me an idea. Start a dry cleaner for clothes just for people who have crumpled to the ground. Is there anything to this? So, Marte was helped off the field with what looked like a hamstring injury. Tweaked hams take ten days, crumpled to the ground hams usually take three to five weeks. Hopefully he tweaked it, and just crumpled because he heard there wasn’t yet a dry cleaner who specialized in crumpled people clothes and wanted to give me a brilliant idea.

Chris Devenski – Placed on restricted list for personal reasons that are not Covid related. Yikes, that sounds more ominous than hanging out with the main character on that new Netflix show, The Serpent. Once feeling better from the flu, Kevin Ginkel should close.

Garrett Hampson – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI and three steals, his 1st three, as he led off and now Raimel Tapia is randomly in Bud Black’s doghouse. The Rockies starting outfield was Hampson, Yonathan Daza (not the boss) and Chris Owings (3-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs). Bud Black has a dart board with names on it, and that’s how he sets the lineup. “Batting 1st…Barn…Pottery.” “Uh, Bud, you missed the dart board and hit a decorative wall piece.”

Ryan Yarbrough – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.06. Welp, things can only get better, right? Right? Please?

Christian Vazquez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .421. If I’m remembering correctly (I am), Vazquez is the best hitter every year for the first fifteen games.

Nathan Eovaldi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.46. The best, and I mean best, and by “the best, and I mean best,” I mean worst is gonna be around mid-May when someone comments, “Hey, Grey, handsome face and all, but Eovaldi has a 2.50 ERA, do you trust him?” And I’m gonna become The Joker, because I wrote a sleeper post about him in January, so of course I trust him.

John Means – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 0.77. Yes, sleeper here too. I get your hesitation, but you have to just start Means every time and watch what happens, like Andy Cohen of Bravo would want.

Cedric Mullins – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Hey, beautiful, I have you for speed, but you want to hit homers too? Fine! Let’s get married!

Anthony Santander – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer. I won’t say it, but, yes! All right! He was a sleeper too!

Cesar Valdez – 2 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00 and the win as the game went into extras. Cesar Ain’t Got No Face, huh? His 85 MPH junk kinda reminds me of what I keep saying:  Every pitcher throws fast; hitters think 95 MPH is normal. Get a guy that throws 85 MPH, and no one has any idea what to do.

Aaron Judge – Out with general soreness. Judge, Giancarlo and General Soreness do a tour of duty every two weeks.

Alec Bohm – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (2). That’s a BOHM-DA-BOHM-BOHM bomb.

Aaron Nola – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.53. His owners better help some elderly people across a street to pay their good luck forward to get out of this game with only one earned run. Oh, and only if the elderly people want to cross the street. Ask them first.

Rhys Hoskins – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st home run. Was thinking since the first game of the season when he nearly homered, and was caught trying to take third, how I kinda wish I was in on Hoskins this year. Seems like he’s about as locked in as I’ve seen him.

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. He saw Omar Narvaez had twice as many homers, and Jerry Tomato stomped his foot and yelled, “Ketchup!”

J.D. Davis – X-rays came back negative on his hand, and he’s day-to-day. The x-rays were examined after this exchange, “Is your name really Jonathan Davis Davis? Really? Okay.”

David Peterson – 4 IP, 6 ER. He should go by D.P. Peterson for David Peterson Peterson. Okay, I’m done now.

Ramon Laureano – 0-for-4. 1 run, and his 3rd and 4th steal, he’s also hitting third, and, yes, I wrote a sleeper post for him this offseason too. *latches foot into chandelier, swings self in circle* I am a fan.

Jesus Luzardo – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 6.10. Betts and Belly were out of the lineup, and the Dodgers’ lineup is still better than 75% of teams. Luzardo seems to be having mechanical issues, which you can tell from my bumper sticker, “Jesus is my co-pilot and I’ve been lost for three hours.”

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Now just need that other A’s Matt suit up and stop being toxic to my fantasy teams.

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.15. I made one bet this year, and it was with someone that Stroman would have a lower ERA than Bauer. Wasn’t about fantasy value, I think Bauer’s Ks do put him over the top.

Pablo Lopez – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.54 vs. Jack Flaherty – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.23. Not to be a homer, and by ‘homer’ I mean someone who only cares about the players they have on their team, but Lopez pitched better than Flaherty, but that Marlins’ offense is just so sad. Chisholm’s about to hit .170 in 300 ABs until he’s sent down, isn’t he?

Yadier Molina – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Yadi hit that home run with the respect he has for the game.

Dylan Carlson – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, a grand slam. Why didn’t any of you tell me to look at Carlson again? I’m rueing the days here big time for not drafting him anywhere! Big time rue!

Justin Dunn – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER and eight walks. I believe eight walks is a Ventillion in Seattlese

Darin Ruf – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1). Think someone took it to heart when I said the other day that Babe Ruth would be about as good in the modern game as Darin Ruf. Your 2021 San Francisco Giants featuring Babe Ruf.

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.32. Yes, wrote a sleeper post for him too. Gausman, however, was a guy who was more like a top 20 starter disguised as a sleeper. Oh, and ESPN had him ranked around 250th overall until the final week of the preseason.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 1.86. Frequent commenter, Oaktown Steve wrote yesterday, “Is there a glossary term for when your pitcher goes well except for getting burned by on a homer by a scrub? Asking for Blake Snell.” We should have a term. Please suggest in the comments.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer, hitting .250. Ended up with a bunch of Ramos shares this year in deep leagues, to which I say, “Ramos? Vamos!”

Matthew Boyd – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.13. Boyd is fixed! Dot dot dot. Or is he? I suppose it’s possible, but I’m so far from trusting him. Like “trusting Boyd” is down that alley, and I’m Robert De Niro telling Karen to go down it.

Shane Bieber – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 12 Ks, ERA at 3.65. Honestly, didn’t watch a second of this game, so I’m wondering if he was wild, squeezed or wildly squeezed and we need to contact someone’s employer.

Nick Wittgren – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save. It’s decided! Cleveland’s got their closer! Woohoo! *intern whispers in my ear* It was a tie game and they had used their two other potential closers previously? Oh. It’s not decided, y’all.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, hitting .350. Those two home runs don’t count because Lindor was traded–Wait, I’m hearing they still count. Hmm, weird, I thought Jose Ramirez would have no value without Lindor.

Jakob Junis – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 6 Ks. Junis has had moments where he’s solid, so this will bring out my cyclops with a monocle, but for now I’m looking at the Streamonator.

Luis Castillo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.97, as Eugenio Suarez conveniently had the day off. As frequent commenter, toolshed, said yesterday, “Some pitchers request a personal catcher, Luis Castillo is requesting a personal shortstop.”

Amir Garrett – 1 IP, 4 ER as he entered a 11-0 game. Kazaam!

Tyler Naquin – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer. Naquin, perfectly still, rises from flames to proclaim, “I am the hottest schmotato in the land. Now, call me Aristides Tyler Naquino.”

Aristides Aquino – 1-for-1 with his 2nd homer. *reenacting Spartacus* I am Aristides. Tyler Naquin, “No, I am Aristides.” Aristides, “No, I promise you, I am Aristides.”

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer. “No, I am Aristides.”  Aristides, “Okay, I don’t know what shizz you white boys are playing at, but I am Aristides.”

Chad Kuhl – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.43. Kuhl just proved that (Marlboro) Reds do more damage than menthol cigarettes.

 
  1. Charley says:
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    Hey love your notes and big fan. Read up on your means and gausman sleeper posts. I got both of em in dynasty because of those sleeper posts! So from what you said above, will you recommend to start John means Everytime he starts now? Is this enough data/has he earned your trust? Given he’s in AL east division, there’s quite a few matchups with Yankees, Sox, and Jays in the szn. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d start Means until further notice

  2. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Hey Grey!

    To my surprise, I offered a female in my league (yes, we have a female unless a male is under her team, LOL), the following and I didn’t think she’d accept and she did. Ummm, did I win? Sarcasm, lol.

    I get: Luis Robert’s & Ozzie Albies

    She gets: Charlie Blackmon, Jesus Luzardo, & Alex Reyes

    I mean she apparently sold low on Ozzie Albies because unless I’m wrong, this blows me away that I got a yes on this trade.

    Now here’s the deal, she had to drop a player, believe it or not, she dropped Sixto Sanchez. So I’m actually trying to convince her and my commish to edit the trade which shouldn’t be an issue so I get Sixto because I Have an NA spot and it’s Sixto.

    I dropped Walsh under your recommendation but we all know the story to that (I’m busting your chops, it’s ok, it’s not going to lose me my league. I’m coming off a first place finish in this league but it’s a redraft.

    Anyhow, here will be my current roster

    C – NA (I’m going without a C for the first week due to limit drop/adds used)
    1B – Pete Alonso
    2B – Ozzie Albies
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – Francisco Lindor
    OF – Christian Yelich
    OF – Luis Robert’s
    OF – Teoscar Hernandez
    UTIL – Franmil Reyes
    UTIL – Andres Gimenez
    B – Johnathan India
    B – Andrew Vaughn

    SP – Lance Lynn
    SP – Hyun Jin Ryu
    SP – Pablo Lopez
    SP – Julio Urias
    SP – Trevor Rogers
    SP – Aaron Civale
    SP – John Means
    IL – Chris Sale
    Potentially Sixto Sanchez
    RP – Diego Castillo
    RP – Julian Merryweather
    RP – Jake McGee
    RP – Matt Barnes

    Thank you Grey and let me know what else I could work on.

    • LGM says:
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      Sounds like you should be working on trying to rip her off again and again.

    • Cram It says:
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      Females….crazy the things they’re doing these days, amirite? They’re like doctors and lawyers and Vice Presidents stuff and too.

      • Funk says:
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        Ha

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        Dude, I wasn’t making fun of women, I was saying it’s rare that you see women doing Fantasy baseball. Geez everyones so damn sensitive today. This word is a disaster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good for you!

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        Grey, I’ve been using Razzball since 2013, and never have I been attacked like this on your site. Turned me off brotha. You have some real internet hero sensitive pricks on here. I get it’s all about the views and shit, but I’d monitor who comes on here. It’s ok for you to say 5 girl readers but an anonymous random guy commenting jokingly referencing a woman being in his league, not because women are stupid, but because it’s rare, gets attacked by your base. I don’t give a shit about being talked shit to online because I don’t use SM for that very reason nor do I comment but I fee” Razzball is positive and a safe place to enjoy interacting with staff and others. Guess not. Thanks for all the help.

        • BlueJayMike says:
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          I am shaking my head at this thread, baffled. I have read and re-read your original post and for the life of me, I see nothing other than you riffing on the same “5 female readers” quip that Grey trots out regularly. But you sure managed to activate a few chuckleheads who let their imaginations run wild, quite amusing. And to loosely tie in to Grey’s Sixth Sense reference, I will assume they can also see dead people in addition to sexism where none exists.

    • Jimmythekid says:
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      That’ll learn her for trying to play a man’s sport! Stupid girl! I hope your mom doesn’t read that or you’re getting kicked out of the basement for good this time.

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        Dude, I wasn’t making fun of women, I was saying, like Grey who always says a 5 girl readers, that is rare to see women play fantasy baseball. I would bet my life you wouldn’t say that to my face. Internet black belt. Pot calling the kettle black says the guy who typed that from his mamas basement.

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        Oh, and mention my mother, a strong women whose being fighting stage 4 breast cancer since 201p over the internet to me one more time I don’t care if you’re anonymous man.

        • Jimmythe kid says:
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          My mother died of brain cancer 2 years ago way before her time should have been up. She was given 6 months and fought for 3 years. So I wish your mother nothing but the best and applaud her strength and courage. The reason I even posted (this might be my 5th post in 5 years) is for the reason Glory Days also stated. I didn’t see any reason to mention the gender of the person you made the trade with. Doesn’t matter if the person is male, female, black, white, gay or straight. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt to what your true intentions were but youre right it doesn’t matter. We are having an argument over the internet so how stupid is that? But I didn’t say anything outlandish in response and would most surely say that to your face if you were in my league, a co-worker or a friend. On a side note, I am not the least bit sensitive, a registered Republican who in fact voted for Trump twice (even though i don’t consider him to be a good human being) and am spending way too much time typing this response. All the best

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      Not sure why it matters that it was a female. The “dumb” female in our league has been in the championship 9 times over the last 10 years, and won 7 of those. We have traditionally had 4 females and 8 males in the league. Two of the females usually do well and 2 don’t. Don’t you think it mostly boils down to how much time and energy are invested in researching players and stats?

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        DUDE, you people are fucking nuts. I wasn’t insulting her being a female, I was just saying it’s rare that you see females doing fantasy baseball. You “men” need to unflask the plastic wrap
        Over your penis’ and let them hang man. R E L A X

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        Oh, and where did I say the word dumb? You guys should start a women’s FBB movement for people like me who reference, irrelevantly that they have females in their league, in reference to it being uncommon aka Grey always saying men and 5 women readers. This shit really pushed my buttons and I don’t even comment on the internet minus Razzball (not anymore, you have to watch your every word you say in this PC world unless you’re Adolf Trump or someone with money). Lol.

        • GloryDays says:
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          You didn’t say “dumb” but it was certainly implied that you got the better deal in the trade and the female was dumb to make it (“Did I win? Sarcasm, lol.” “this blows me away that I got a yes on this trade”).

          Why even mention whether it was a male or female then if it doesn’t matter? As a female, it offended me. We are insulted often in the fantasy baseball world. It gets pretty old.

          So you can call me f****** nuts if you want, but I won’t be unflasking anything or letting anything hang, thank you.

        • Major Bag Alert! says:
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          Crikey! Someone send this man a box of snickers bars! Thats an order coming from a major damn it.

          • Denver90 says:
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            I bet he throws like a little girl, too

  3. Fister Furbush says:
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    Drop Montgomery or Taillon for Eovaldi?
    Or hold?

    Thanks!

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      I like Nasty Nate over Taillon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with JKJ

  4. Chuckie Miller says:
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    Grey — you are sensationful!

    Glossary Term Suggestion: a Burned Run(s)

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      Chuckie Miller — killin it right up until that time he dropped the glossary term suggestion.

      Chuckie Miller!

      • Chuckie Miller says:
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        “I was talking to Dad, Ma!”

        Ha! (Grey will get it.)

        ‘Chuckie Miller STILL coming with fire since April 2021!’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn Chuckie MIller bringing fire first thing in the morning!

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    No, stressbird cannot be said to have “1 hit” the braves even in a 7 inning-er but we still love you Grey/Rudy.

    Glossary Term: Scrub-a-Dub

    Example: Snell held Soto and the Nats scoreless through 3 turns only to get scrub-a-dubbed on back to back rbi hits from Hernan Perez and Luis Garcia. (I picture the downfall not being restricted to HR?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not bad, will put it in the final mix

  6. Jef With 1 F says:
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    What up G
    Glossary term : Soft Scrubbed
    Snell pitched great but was Soft Scrubbed by….. enter scrubs name here.

    • Coriell says:
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      Soft Scrubbed is good!

    • Dougie says:
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      love it.

    • Jef With 1 F says:
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      Soft scrub cleans great but there is always that dull spot left behind where you scrubbed hardest lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soft scrubbed is great 1 F! Think it’s in the lead

      • Jef With 1 F says:
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        Wooooo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It got beat about 3 comments later

          • Jef With 1 F says:
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            Always a brides maid

  7. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!

    Beautiful report! Chef’s kiss!

    a. Marx Brothers quote of the day for April 8, 2021

    Groucho: ‘Do you know that Florida is the greatest State in the Union.’

    Mary Eaton: ‘Is it?’

    Groucho: ‘Take its climate, no, we took that. Take its fruits, the alligator pears. Take all the alligator pears and keep them. See if I care. Do you know how alligator pears are made?

    Mary Eaton: ‘Haven’t the least idea.’

    Groucho: ‘There you are and that’s because you’ve never been an alligator…and don’t let it happen again.’

    b. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for April 8, 2021

    ‘Everybody’s got a Reggie story.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! B. Haha

  8. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Fantastic write-up! Have Ketel and hoping for best! Hampson or Croneworth to replace Ketel?

    Glossary term: instead of surprise its “SCRUBprise!”

    LG

    • Tom says:
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      I’m thinking Scrubbed-away.
      Damn, Snell was in line for the win until he let it get Scrubbed-away.
      My stud pitcher had a great game going until it got Scrubbed-away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cronenworth

      I like soft-scrubbed better

  9. 2ndCitySox says:
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    Weirdly (or not), JD Davis’ first and middle name is Johnathan Gregory. Maybe there’s a silent and missing D before the G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, the D stands for Davis — so it’s Jonathan Davis Davis

  10. 2ndCitySox says:
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    Glossary term: Bumbarded.

    Giolito was throwing a gem until he was bumbarded by a Nicky Lopez grand slam.

  11. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Haha. Rockies sign Fat Adams to a minor league deal. Typical.

    • zombie says:
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      Can not make it up.

    • Huffin Gas says:
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      All you have to do is send the front office a gift basket full of fancy hand soaps and the like. An accompanying love note helps too. Then you get a contract. They’re so gullible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, so dumb

  12. VinWins

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    Compiled a staff of players you like in a 10-teamer yesterday. Ryu, Means, Yarbrough, Eovaldi, Lopez, and Gausman. Even with 6 ER in 5 IP from Yarb managed ratios of 2.97/1.09.

    Thank you!

  13. JC says:
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    My pitching has been lights out so far but don’t trust it. I drafted for hitting and am sitting at .168… but I do trust my hitting! Go figure. Guy offered me Yordan for Burnes. I passed but then he offered me Yordan for Stras. Both are injury risks I imagine with Stras more likely. With this team, are you taking Yordan or holding?

    Freeman, Abreu, Chapman
    Albies, Trea, Polanco
    Springer, Kepler, Winker, Pham, Robles
    Util: DeJong or Dahl
    SP: Burnes, Stras, Gausman, Greinke, Eovaldi, Plesac
    IL: Soroka (used my #2 claim on him instead of taking Vazquez at catcher….ugh)

    Speaking of which, I have no catcher. Wire has Omar, C Kelly, S Kelly, Molina, Severino, Ramos. Dumb catcher question in first week!

    • JKJ

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      Think you need to hold Burnes right now given the volatility of your arms overall. Would def go add Narvaez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Yordan

        • JKJ

          JKJ says:
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          Yeah if there’s an arm to move, it’s Strasburg’s while it’s producing. The IL shadow always looms large over him.

  14. moses mashers says:
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    The worst part about the homer Snell gave up is it was not even homerun distance. It bounced off of Mateo’s glove (actually the palm of it) in center field and went over. It wasn’t an easy catch but just bad luck that it was a homer instead of a double.

    • NUX says:
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      Good stuff, I hadn’t seen that, so I appreciate you mentioning this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I saw, so lame

  15. dingo37 says:
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    2ndcitysox was close……bumboozled

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s good too

  16. Dave D says:
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    Well, I’ll do my best as a Stras owner in our Razz early DC to make you eat your words. Meanwhile, I’m eating my own something for having Hampson and Laureano on my bench while they teamed for 5 SB. Son-of-a-bench!!!

    • JKJ

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      lol that’s a rough son-of-a-bench pill to swallow right there.

      I own Stras on two teams and it’s the first year I’ve ever owned him at all. Pretty stoked by this start!

      • Dave D says:
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        Yeah, Hampson leading off again today. Can’t wait to bench Wong tomorrow and plug him in. Will Black actually do something sensible and keep Hampson at lead-off for a few consecutive games to see what he does?

        • JKJ

          JKJ says:
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          One can only hope with Bud Black; one can only hope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not doing well at all so far in those leagues

      • hot corner says:
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        Can’t be worse than me. Between the early DC and regular DC, I am 15th and 15th!!!

        At some point, I will get more than 5 SP’s healthy. Good times!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, it’s been a struggle

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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        You’re in 5th in our Nov DC…def in the hunt…Hows’ever, dem BURRITO BOYZ and HOT CORNER needs to get it going! (Ne’ermind, it’s only one week.)

        • hot corner says:
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          In the early DC, I have literally 5 healthy SP’s that have a job…

          Lopez / Bassitt / Means / Singer / Stripling

          It is not promising, since my bullpen has no actual closers!!!

          • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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            Can totally relate. In one of DCs, I trotted out a DOBNAK…and tho he got a 3 inning Save, he also received 5 ERs!! Also, I am somehow started a feller named Flexen in several DCs…What could go wrong!?!?!

            • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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              ^^^^Needs a proof-reader

              • Dave D says:
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                Profar-reader to you, sir!

          • Dave D says:
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            Yeah, I’ve got the no-closer problem too. Oh wait, my trio of Cesar Valdez, B. Garcia and Holland have gotten me a save. Might have to start Mayers again too. At least my SP, outside of Framber at least, are healthy. It’s a long season!

        • Dave D says:
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          Burrito/Hernan will be the bottom feeder this year, even with help from his assistant manager.

      • Dave D says:
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        Not so bad. Your line-up looks fine to me. At least McMahon is finally delivering now that I gave up on him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, only league I have him, I nearly benched him too

          • Dave D says:
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            All I know is that I have 7 steals and 4 saves on the bench so far. I’m a better GM than manager apparently.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn that sucks

              • Dave D says:
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                Son-of-a-SAGNOF!!!

  17. Lee says:
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    Thiughts on trade -, H2H keeper 7 x 7 using standard plus OPS, K and K/9 and QS

    Nola, Moncanda, Eovaldi for Jose Rameriz, Fried, Hand

  18. American Troutfisher says:
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    “Berrios was cruising until Leury Garcia scrubjugated him with a two-run double.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think I prefer bumbarded

  19. ERad says:
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    “He felt his leg cramping up as he was running down the line,” Lovullo said. “He was trying to put on the brakes and protect it the best that he could. We’re not exactly sure the extent of what is happening there right now. He’s going to continue to be evaluated for the rest of the night and through the night and on into tomorrow.”

    Please be a cramp, please be a cramp, please be a cramp

    • NUX says:
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      Of course its during the Coors series too. Madone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He really went down for a cramp…Hope so tho!

  20. Jim says:
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    12 team 5×5

    Could you please rank by value?
    Mullins
    Nimmo
    Tapia

    I keep each for SBs only. I need to drop one for a RP, eventually.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia, Mullins

  21. Richard Scott Olcott says:
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    Ugh. Dropped Garrett earlier this week for Grichuk, who gave me a whopping 0-4 yesterday.

    • NUX says:
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      But did you… see that Grand Slam that Amir gave up? I think you avoided that it sounds like. Unless there is a diff Garrett?

    • NUX says:
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      Oh I see, must be talking about Hampson

  22. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for all of these great posts. I’m in a 10 team mixed H2H league. The hitters on my team are listed below. Obviously my bench is too large. I wanted your take on who I should drop for pitchers/streamers, and also if you think I should pick up Gurriel. Thanks.

    C – James McCann
    1B – Alec Bohm
    2B – Jose Altuve
    3B – Anthony Rendon
    SS – Francisco Lindor
    OF – Kyle Tucker
    OF – Eddie Roasaio
    OF – Anthony Santander
    Util – ?

    Bench:
    Jesse Winker (OF)
    Franmil Reyes (OF)
    Jean Segura (2B, 3B, SS)
    Max Kepler (OF)

    IL : Josh Bell (1B)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem — Lose Winker and Segura, no idea which Gurriel you’re talking about

      • Mike says:
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        Yuli

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then no to him

          • Mike says:
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            Thank you!!!!

  23. Dean says:
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    Glossary term: a star betting burned by a bum…a Sandra Bullock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think I prefer bumbarded

  24. zombie says:
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    Great stuff Grey. Mid season form. Fell victim to Blake Snell’s scrubbing as well. Which might be a decent term, per Oaktown’s request. But perhaps more Razzballian, and something that some of us scrubs may be guilty of, could work. Or relatably worse, may have had a sister or daughter’s beautiful self “deflowered”. Snell’s start was deflowered by a scrub. Darin Ruf? Seriously, Blake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think I prefer bumbarded

  25. William Hung says:
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    I saw Garrett Hampson has played in 4 straight games and was thinking of picking him up – but I just know once I do – Bud Black is going to bench him for like 2 weeks…

    • Huffin Gas says:
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      He’s played too much. You get punished for that in Colorado. He’ll probably be handing peeling potatoes for the duration of their next series.

    • NUX says:
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      Pick him up. Don’t see the downside other than just dropping him if it doesn’t work out.

  26. dougie says:
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    Good day Grey, good day to all!
    Streaminator hates the Arrieta and Jon Gray match ups today. In a K/BB league what are your thought on them as streamers for today? By SIERA they both looked great in their first starts.

    • NUX says:
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      I know its April, so we shouldn’t just automatically write off all Coors starts, but I’m not starting an SP like Jon Gray right now out there, even if the lineup for the Snakes ain’t that scary. He could pitch well, but I’m not risking it. I play in roto only, so maybe it could be worth it in H2H where a blowup only hurts you for the week and not the entire season. I’m not even gonna comment on Arieta much more than to say that I’m out on him. For me, I would let some more data roll in before I just bow down to the SON values and start/sit something based only on the bot’s values.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with Nux

    • NUX says:
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      Forget everything I said, JongRay an All-Star apparently

      • Dougie says:
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        The walks would’ve hurt, but jeewhiz!

  27. ashtray says:
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    Ringer dinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think I prefer bumbarded

  28. bbboston1 says:
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    Grey,

    From your perspective, why do you think Barlow is given no consideration as closer in Oakland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bc he’s on the Royals

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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        For that matter, not sure why Cardinals haven’t given Barlow any consideration as their closer;)

  29. Rabbit says:
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    Love the Rusty Tub comment in the Sandoval blurb–that feels like it needs to become his permanent nickname on this site, as it captures the pure essence of Pablo. It’s too good for a one-off.
    Also appreciate the Clapton “Cocaine” reference in the Cain blurb. I like how you’re moving backwards in time with Cain musical references, Melle Mel’s 1983 “White Lines” (Cain…. Sugar) to Clapton’s 1976 “Cocaine.” Where do you go from here? Louis Armstrong’s “Cain and Abel”?

    Btw, before I looked it up in Wikipedia, I would have bet you $100 that Grandmaster Flash (accompanied, perhaps, by the Furious Five) did “White Lines,” not Melle Mel. But according to Wikipedia, apparently the song was released by Sugar Hill records as being by “Grandmaster and Melle Mel” in order to mislead the public into thinking that Grandmaster Flash was on the record, when he had already left the Sugar Hill label by that time.

    And also Btw, Wikipedia says that “An unofficial music video was directed by then New York University film student Spike Lee and starred actor Laurence Fishburne.” What the…?? How is it possible I have never seen that, or was aware it existed? Here is (apparently) the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfe3AKzIj0U
    The dancing in the video is early 80s fantastic (the video almost seems like it was directed by a young Paula Abdul rather than Spike Lee).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abdul did used to do choreography so that’s possible… I think I knew about the Spike Lee thing, sounds faintly familiar

  30. Bigdadyb58 says:
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    10 Team keeper league 5×5 categories.

    Looking for ROS and keeper value since these players are on wire. Not needing anything specific.

    Drop Austin Hayes for Naquin, G Hampson, T. Oneill or B. Witt Jr or hold?

    Thanks in advance for what you do and all your advice!

    • Bigdadyb58 says:
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      Disregard…see below

  31. bbhhi says:
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    Oops……

    Question: Why does Barlow not get any closer consideration in KC?

    • NUX says:
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      Bc Matheny is just one of those guys that is hard to figure out at times with bullpen stuff. Like several other teams/managers, they just play matchups or mess around with guys in that role. It could be any random RP in that pen on any given day. If deep league, I could see holding Barlow, as he is a nice arm. But if league isn’t deep enough, move on to another lotto ticket from the wire on a diff team.

      • Alan2112 says:
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        Hi Grey,
        I’m in a custom weekly CBS, 12 team H2H Points league.
        Waivers open up for us over night tonight, and I have a chance to pick up a few players. Which two would you grab out of these dudes?

        Aristides Aquino
        Yermin Mercedes
        Tyler Naquin
        Evan Longoria
        Akil Badoo
        Yuli Gurriel
        Cedric Mullens
        Michael Taylor

        Here’s my current roster:
        C: JT Realmuto
        1B: J. Walsh
        2B: Cavan Biggio
        3B: Yoan Moncado
        SS: Trevor Story
        OF: F. Reyes
        OF: Justin Upton
        OF: Ian Happ
        U: C. Blackmon
        U: P. DeJong
        Bench: K. Schwarber, A. Hays, B. Lowe, T. Murphy, M. Chavis, JD Davis, H. Renfro.
        Hays to the IL. Dropping Chavis.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mercedes, Baddoo

          • Alan2112 says:
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            Thanks Cheech!

    • Huffin Gas says:
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      Because it makes too much sense. It’s “trendy” in baseball not to have a closer these days. It’s like the slap bracelets back in grade school. One year they’re hot, the next year you better not be seen with one, or else it’s toilet bowl dunkies for you.

  32. Synyster says:
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    Grey! It’s too early to panic on Story, Chaz Noir and Ozuna… Right??…. Right??

  33. speill says:
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    Good morning Grey. Now that Rosenthal is out for 12 weeks minimum. Would you drop either Romano or Merryweather for Deikman in saves/holds format. Thanks

  34. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Drop frazier for mcmahon?

    • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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      *Clint Frazier

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      I would. Give me the guy at Coors who’s batting higher in the lineup.

  35. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    My Original Recipe team hit .114 yesterday. I guess that’s why my pitching numbers are looking better.

  36. Bigdadyb58 says:
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    BTW…my team looks like this:

    C- G. Sanchez
    1B- P. Alonso
    2B- N. Solak
    3B- E. Suarez
    SS- F. Lindor
    2B/SS- I. Kiner-Falefa
    1B/3B- M. Olsen
    OF- L. Robert
    OF- R. Arozarena
    OF- A. McCutchen
    OF-R. Laureano
    UTL- Y. Alvarez
    BE-C. Taylor
    BE- N. Lowe
    BE- A. Hayes (IL)
    IL- A. Mondesi
    IL- E. Jimenez (picked up off wire for next year value)

    SP- G. Cole
    SP- S. Alcantra
    SP- L. Giolito
    SP- L. Lynn
    SP- A Civale
    SP- T. Glasnow
    RP- R. Pressly
    RP- L. Hendriks
    BE- Z. Plesac
    BE- J. Taillon
    IL- C. Sale (picked up off wire for next year value)

    • Bigdadyb58 says:
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      Sorry my computer froze and it posted as a separate comment

      10 Team keeper league 5×5 categories.

      Looking for ROS and keeper value since these players are on wire. Not needing anything specific.

      Drop Austin Hayes for Naquin, G Hampson, T. Oneill or B. Witt Jr or hold?

      Thanks in advance for what you do and all your advice!

        • Bigdadyb58 says:
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          Hampson just grabbed…Next? add Hunter Dozier to the mix…

            • Bigdadyb58 says:
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              Thanks…team that grabbed Hampson dropped E. Hernandez (Boston). Oneill still the better choice over him? Seems they have similar projections.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Coin flip on needs

  37. Fleeced says:
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    I’m currently rostering Garver at catcher. Should I continue holding? Or pick one of the following:

    Molina, Severino, Ramos, Kelly, Kirk, Alfaro?

    • NUX says:
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      Can you just play matchups everyday? CKelly is at Coors again today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

  38. Russowl says:
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    Rodriguez, kennedy, or bard for saves?

    • NUX says:
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      Bard

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Agreed with NUX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

      • Russowl says:
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        Thanks guys

  39. cyler8 says:
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    Nice updates. Love that Semien now has 2B elig in Yahoo.

    Question in my dynasty league. My pitching is a little light. It’s keep forever for free 6 X 6 with QS. My current staff is below:

    Flaherty
    Woodruff
    Ian Anderson
    Carlos Carrasco
    Framber Valdez
    STREAMING A LOT

    Would it be a good deal to move Flaherty for Wheeler and Corbin Burnes?

  40. Diddy says:
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    How would you rank tapia, kelenic and tapia in a pts lg?

    • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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      I think I would go tapia then kelenic then tapia …in that order

  41. JC says:
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    Sub-jacked

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer bumbarded

  42. NUX says:
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    Need to hear from the anti-Bohm guy who was talkin’ negatively about his booty yesterday, if I recall correctly. Wrong day to do that!

    • Mike says:
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      As an owner of Alec “Atomic” Bohm, I’m hoping that guy comes back often and asks about dropping him because it seems to be working.

      • NUX says:
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        I’d agree with you. Except that specific commenter just enjoys taking the opposite side of calls that Grey makes. Which is fun when he is shown to be wrong, bc then he doesn’t comment. But everyone is wrong sometimes, so when he is right/Grey is wrong, it gets insufferable

        • JDB says:
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          LOLMehs

    • Cram It says:
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      And to boot, Judge is injured already. Double karma whammy!

  43. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H Redraft league, 6×6 – Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) Raimel Tapia ran into the OF wall the other day so maybe he’s just getting some rest rather than being bumped out of the OF rotation
    2) with that said and with preference to replace a player with a similar type player, drop Tapia for Manuel Margot, Lorenzo Cain, David Dahl, Joey Wendle, Nick Senzel, Tyler Naquin, Randal Grichuk, or hold?
    3) please rank Buster Posey, Yadier Molina, Wilson Ramos

    Thanks a lot!

    C: Buster Posey
    1B: Jose Abreu
    2B: Ryan McMahon
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Dylan Moore
    OF: Ronald Acuna
    OF: Giancarlo Stanton
    OF: Franmil Reyes
    UTL: Raimel Tapia
    Bench: Garrett Hampson

    IL: Adalberto Mondesi

    SP: Corbin Burnes
    SP: Pablo Lopez
    SP: Dylan Cease
    P: Drew Pomeranz
    P: Giovanny Gallegos
    P: Josh Staumont
    P: Tanner Rainey
    P: Alex Reyes
    Bench: Carlos Rodon
    Bench: Dane Dunning
    Bench: Chris Bassitt
    Bench: Steven Matz

    IL: Sonny Gray
    IL: Zac Gallen
    IL: Noah Syndergaard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I know 2. Hold 3. Ramos

  44. toolshed says:
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    Thanks for mentioning me in the post. Castillo did fine against a punchless lineup, but he’s not out of the woods yet. His fastball was up a tick from his first start, but still lower than last year. Hoping the trend continues. He is still almost 2 mph below last year.

    • NUX says:
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      Well done man, I chuckled about it and then realized… there is a good chance that it may actually be true!

  45. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Will Smith or Melancon in a S+H league?

  46. Steve says:
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    I have Verlander in a keeper and don’t think it makes sense to hold on to him. Is a swap for Greinke fair?

    If I can get Gausman are you jumping at that chance too?

    Do you have any very preliminary thoughts in the Grey crystal ball on where Verlander might be ranked among pitchers next year assuming he moves forward on schedule with recovery?

    Thank you!

    • NUX says:
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      Yea, more than fair, at least Greinke is pitching. Not in to Greinke much, but you should just ignore Verlander right now. Or get what you can for him in a trade if that’s what youre saying you can do. He will turn 39 in Feb, so he will be even closer to 40 when he does pitch again. Some places may rank him high, like you seem to think may happen. But I highly doubt that Grey is touting him next year as someone to draft in early rounds, at that age, coming off arm issue. And he won’t be an Astro either, unless the re-sign him. Not sure how that factors into the equation, just pointing it out.

      And yes, we love Gausman and he has done plenty to prove that Grey was right about where he ranked him in the pre-season. Are you saying that Gausman is available in trade or off the wire? I would trade for him if you can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

      • Steve says:
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        Thanks to you both! Also, Bumbarded is great.

  47. mcstarrs says:
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    Urias & Buxton for Alvarez, Ohtani (Bat) & Merryweather?

    The trade Analyzer loves it, but I’m not so sure I do. I don’t think Urias will have an innings limit this year and trade analyzer is only projecting 120 innings.

  48. NUX says:
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    I drafted Wilson Contreras in Razzslam and felt silly about it. But if Ross is gonna throw him out there most days in the 1 or 2 slot, then… well… hell yes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hard for me to get excited about that tbh

      • NUX says:
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        I feel ya… but if you owned him right now on a team where you can’t drop him. Seeing this catcher lead off. I think you’d get at least a tingle about it. Ross is looking out for his catcher brethren. Can’t say that I drafted him with that in mind. But I don’t hate it! On the other hand, I hate this shizz for my Ian Happ shares.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, I’d like it if I owned him

  49. Put the devil in Ray says:
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    The Johnny Lemaster party crasher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, prefer bumbarded

  50. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Glossary term: Homer-DOH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, prefer bumbarded

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Agree. I hadn’t seen that one before posting

  51. Plesh says:
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    Which 2 of Matt Barnes, Cesar Valdez, and Ian Kennedy for saves?

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      All in the same tier for me. Guess I’d say Valdez/Kennedy given they’re clearly getting early reps.

  52. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Need to drop one of these in a 5×5 12-teamer to activate an IL return.
    Mullins
    Cesar Hernandez
    Naylor
    Josh Rojas
    Tellez

  53. bigbear says:
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    Burned by a scrub –
    Tiny bopper/teeny bopped
    Scrubbed
    Beverly Hillbillied
    Ace detective – keeps the stats under wraps
    Sponge bobbed

    Think I threw enough crap against on the board, let’s see what sticks! I

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, think I prefer bumbarded

  54. here comes the pizza says:
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    You got a Huascar, I got a ticket to anywhere

    • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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      Speedball so fast felt like I was plunked

  55. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Drop Bassitt or Yarbrough for Eovaldi, or hold?

    • NUX says:
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      I had a similar choice today and dropped Bassitt instead of Yarbro (for a batty call, not for EOV).

  56. Kingslayer says:
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    AL Only

    Thinking about trying to upgrade my SS (Jorge Polanco)

    I’d tade Yoan Moncada/Jorge Polanco for Carlos Correa/Gio Urshela.

    Urshela would go to bench and I’d move Craig Biggio to 3rd as Moncada’s replacement on my team.

    Is the upgrade from Polanco to Correa worth getting rid of Yoan for?

  57. Michael Bergmann says:
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    I wasn’t the guy, but I do say “ruf roh” everytime he hits a dong ;)….of course in the scooby voice.

  58. Harley Earl says:
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    Not to be homer either, but how do you get that Lopez out-pitched Flaherty? Because he kept it in the strike zone? That’s not necessarily a good thing.

    Let’s compare head to head:

    Flaherty 0 Runs allowed, 1 hit allowed, 4 walks, (5 baserunners allowed), 6 Ks over 6 innings.
    Lopez: 2 Runs allowed, 3 hits allowed, 2 walks, (5 baserunners allowed), 6 Ks over 6 innings.

    Flaherty gets the win. Lopez gets the loss.

    When I look at those two lines, Flaherty clearly outpitched him. He didn’t allow a run and he only gave up one hit. His only issue was walks and he might have been trying to get guys to bite at pitches outside the zone on purpose.

    Sorry to knitpick because I like both pitchers but I don’t think Lopez out-pitched Flaherty yesterday, at all. And yes, I’m a Cardinals fan, so you can say I’m biased and I’ll have to accept that.

    • Harley Earl says:
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      Lopez actually pitched 6 2/3 innings. My bad.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      *nitpick

      As in, to pick nits.

      No one is knitting in that expression. Just picking a nit with your post.
      ;)

      Also I watched the game. Lopez was the better pitcher save for 1 mistake. He had command of all his pitches & was painting the corners with filth. And yet again this year, the home plate umpire had an oversized role because just prior to the HR, he squeezed Lopez on 2 close pitches that should have clearly been called strikes.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Anybody who gives up a bomb to Yadi did not out-pitch 6 scoreless innings by Flaherty no matter how damn well he was painting the corners.

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Except that he did. So there’s that.

          • Harley Earl says:
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            No, he clearly didn’t. He lost.

            And he gave up a bomb to an aging old hasbeen of a player. Sorry but your boy Pablo got beat. Deal with it.

            • Lucky Dog says:
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              This is your only point, and it’s a dumb one. People who ww latched the game saw who pitched better. You’re pulling one hit out of the box score and using it to make a ridiculous statement.

              Have a nice day.

    • NUX says:
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      I can see what you’re saying about the stat lines and how it may seem like Flaherty pitched better. My guess was that Grey was making a small point that he could be biased, in same way you say, and that the stat lines are close enough that you could say this about either pitcher. But like Lucky Dog mentioned here, you prob had to watch the game to have a full grasp. Which, maybe you were, since you are a Cards fan.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        I agree with both of your perspectives. I didn’t see the game. I was simply basing my statement on the statistical results, which are all that matter for fantasy baseball or real baseball.

        Lopez is a fine pitcher but he took the L yesterday. Flaherty has struggled all season but he won by shutting out the Marlins for 6 innings. I’d say Flaherty still out-pitched him no matter what because Flaherty didn’t give up a run. And who is to say Flaherty didn’t get squeezed either? All I know is Flaherty walked four but he didn’t give up any bombs. Lopez did and that’s why he lost and got out-pitched.

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          I’m to say it because I watched the game.

          lol

        • NUX says:
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          His team took the L. If you were talking to his team in the clubhouse after the game, they would all be telling you that their bats lost this game. Giving Pablo the L is semantical stat stuff. Does your fantasy league care about Ls for SPs?

          Anyways, who cares. I know you mentioned that you yourself feel like its a nitpick. I don’t think this really matters all that much, so it seems weird to want to call Grey out so hard about the blurb. That’s what moved me to post a comment. Just was curious enough to pick your brain further.

          Anyways, much love to you brother. And best of luck with your lineups today!

          • Harley Earl says:
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            Thanks Nux.

            Personally, I don’t even like Flaherty. But the numbers are all that matters to me. Said numbers favor Flaherty. Pablo gave up a bomb to an aging old fart. Not really much argument there. Maybe Pablo gets him next time. But he didn’t this time.

  59. Lucky Dog says:
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    The good news: JD Davis is back in the lineup. Thank god. I watched that live & the ball against his hand sounded like he fouled it off. Just a miracle he didn’t break his hand with that 90 mph pitch.

    The bad news: Lindor is hitting 6th.

    6th.

    As in 1-2-3-4-5-6th.

    W T A F is going on. This may be more ridiculous than Robert hitting 7th.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Ok wait – apparently the lineup posted was wrong. Davis is our, and Lindor isn’t batting 6th.

      Hmm

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Yahoo had some wonky lineup up. I refreshed and Lindor is 2nd, JDD is out.

          Sorry about that.

  60. Chud says:
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    2B is getting foggy……..do u prefer ROS:

    McMahon
    Lux
    Solak

    Thanks!

  61. fausto

    fausto says:
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    -25 point day yesterday. 1st to 5th. Baddoo my only hit
    rainey slaughtered my pablopez start lol

    16tm keeper someone dropped Tejay Antone drop T.Rainey or K. Graveman for him? Sagnofing is hard this yr.
    Graveman looks great since the move to the pen btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, damn

      Rainey

  62. elguaponerte says:
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    Hola Grey!

    In your Top 40 Starters for 2021 you have Luzardo and Paddack on the same tier.
    From what you’ve seen this season, Luzardo or Paddack?

  63. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly H2H 6×5 (standard + OPS). Which group do you prefer ROS?

    A: PabloLopez, Gleyber, Hosmer
    B: Gallen, Jeff McNeil, Kelenic

  64. Joe says:
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    Gray!

    12 team dynasty league 7×7

    Team a:
    Fernando tatis
    2 drops

    Team b:
    Cody bellinger
    Buxton
    Montas

  65. Ty says:
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    I have Albies, Moustakas, Wong, and Dylan Moore with 2B eligibility. I could use a little OF help, can I drop Wong for Hicks?

  66. Art of Bat Flipping says:
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    1. Kyle Tucker or Lourdes?

    2. Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes

      2. Yes

  67. OaktownSteve says:
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    I like bumbarded so far. Waino bumbarded by Yucker Barnhart? Damn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I like that the best, it’s silly

  68. lindorphins says:
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    Morning Grey!

    Need to (possibly temporarily) drop one to stream SP in a H2H league this weekend. Which of these three would you cut ties with? Gimenez, Baddoo, Hampson. Thanks!

      • Chet says:
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        Noooo! You cannot cut ties with BaaaaaadDooooo! Baddoo is new, he is true! Baddoo is for YOU, lindorphins! You cut Baddoo and soon you’ll be blue! BaaaadDooooo!

  69. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey,

    the ruf comment was funny.

    Jonathan India, schmatato or forreal? this guy is almost must add in all formats no? possible 10/15 guy with an ops over .775 is valuable. Bandbox in CIN?

    LMK

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      drop for someone like Cron?

        • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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          so you say hold on cron ? sry was confused

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            If you need power

            • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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              I have alonso, bellinger, and N Lowe who all can play 1b or fill 1 of 2 UTIL spots, which Ohtani reserves the other in. This is currently because im gona throw my shoulder out punching air for drafting Kiura

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sounds like you don’t need Cron

                • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                  I agree. There are so many bench spots in my league its driving me nuts first 3 cron looked good, quick NL west book got around and hes struck out like 7x in last 3 I am not sold on him being completely bankable just bc he bats 5th behind a guy who will be traded to the yankees in 2 months with another gleyber error

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be for real

  70. Brett says:
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    11 team league category for saves and another for holds. Current relievers are May, Pagan, Merryweather, Reyes, Bass and Garrett.

    Would you trade Garrett or Bass for Romano? Would give me the Jay’s closer. If yes who would you try to move first.

  71. Always Be Closing says:
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    Liam’s stat cast profile doesn’t look very good right now, but he’s the undisputed closer on a team.

    Pomeranz looks strong and will get plenty of hold and save chances on a good team.

    In a Saves + Holds league – Liam or Pomeranz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s he pitched, 3 innings?

  72. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    mullens or india ROS? would u drop happ and cron to add them both? or am I going nuts early season fever

  73. primetime says:
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    Grey,

    10 team keeper OBP.

    Drop Mountcastle for Evolidi?

    Grandal
    Bellinger
    Albies
    Suarez
    Lindor
    Arozerena
    Buxton
    Laureano
    Rosario

    Mountcastle
    Moose
    Tatis IL
    Adell
    Jimenez IL
    Robles
    Lewis IL

    Bieber
    Darvish
    Flaherty
    Giolito
    Lynn
    Diaz
    Marryweather

    Skubal
    Taillon
    Urias

  74. lindorphins says:
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    Also glossary term suggestion:

    Why-ped out. E.g. “Blake Snell – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, why-ped out by a 2 run HR by Darin Ruf in the second inning.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer bumbarded

  75. Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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    Baffled that Ian Happ keeps getting benched…Sure he’s off to a slow start…but in what, three games??

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      lefty lefty cubs need a win they are going RH heavy..believe me I own him and am wondering if I should drop for mullens who looks like everything has clicked for

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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        Heyward and Pederson along with Rizzo…means these Lefties are okay to go against a lefty..but not Happ? Also, going Marisnick doesn’t actually provide any advantage over Happ. Finally, its not a great lefty..its fricken Tyler Anderson. No need to load up on RIghty bats

        • hot corner says:
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          Happ is a switch hitter. Makes no sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t get it

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        TBH Ross doesnt know what hes doing, these ESPN talking heads get jobs for no reason. Cubs are about to rebuild no Epstein no Manager no prospects call up Hoerner

  76. ellis says:
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    Rosenthal out and Barnes Merryweather and Diekman available, would have to drop Romano or Bass, would you recommend I pick up one of those guys and then who would I drop, thanks and I like Bumbarded

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merryweather over Romano

  77. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey, we have a minor league roster that we can keep 3 players on. They are allowed to be drafted with your last round pick the year they lose eligibility. I currently have CJ Abrams, Marco Luciano and Corbin Carroll. I’m thinking I should drop Carroll and add Jonathan India. What do you think?

    • Ralphy says:
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      I guess basically what I’m wondering is whether or not you are a believer in India?

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks Grey

  78. Jason says:
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    Hey Grey, much appreciate the help!

    Two questions:

    Closers: Reyes or Barnes?

    Starting Pitchers: Please rank: Pineda, Boyd, Kikuchi, Cease, Arieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnes

      Pineda, Kikuchi

  79. Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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    Just an FYI…The Cobblers picked up Naquin in an RCL…so you all no longer have to worry about him continuing his hot streak! You’re welcome

  80. toolshed says:
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    Rojas out again and has sat 2 of the games at coors. He’s gone 2 for 21. Not the start i was hoping for. The upside is there, but he needs to hit. I don’t want to move on too quickly, but my trigger finger is getting itchy. You still holding or moving on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding in some leagues

  81. The Dragon says:
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    12-team H2H points redraft trade offer I’m mulling.

    I get: Walker Buehler & Joey Votto (or Hunter Dozier – my choice of hitter)
    I give: JD Martinez & Paul GoldSchmidt

    Starting lineup has a CI, MI and 2 Utility bats. Buehler would instantly become my best pitcher (in front of Flaherty & Snell). The two bats I would be trading would leave my starting lineup and I would probably platoon Votto & Belt at CI and Nick Senzel would become my 2nd starting Utility bat. On paper it’s interesting, just hesitant if the bump to my pitching would be negated by the loss of 2 solid everyday bats. What say you oh wise one?

  82. Still scrambling to motivate these underachieving bums on my rosters. Patience right? Think Snell was the victim of a “Dirty Bomb” Better days ahead my friend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, patience

      • Quick C2 question – Alfaro or Astudillo?

  83. hal_incandenza says:
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    Hi Grey! I posted this on yesterday’s pub but you may not have seen it, so I’m re-posting!

    Going the other way was middle men, Weigel and Sobotka. Would’ve thought they pick him up on the wire.

    I hope his back is doing alright! My friend Steve adores him.

  84. Mike Honcho says:
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    Is Hiura a buy-low candidate or just a lost cause?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on how low

      • Mike Honcho says:
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        How low would you go and not feel dirty?

  85. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Redraft Daily 3 OF

    Means/Santander or Burnes? Last week before the season started you wanted Burnes.

    My current OF is Acuna, S. Marte, Santander, Moore, and Mancini

    SP’s are Lynn, Bundy, McCullers, Morton, Gausman, Mahle, Means, Webb

    Any change in your thoughts after Means efforts at BOS and NYY?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback

  86. Regan Sayer says:
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    That Yarbough start hurt. I saw he had a neg 25 and was the worst ranked starter for the day on the streamonator and benched him, then put him in later thinking i was smarter than a stupid computer. DOH! I bow to you, bot.

  87. Joe says:
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    In an NL-only roto league, spent $245/260 on hitters to dominate hitting and have by far the worst offense in the league so far (7 roto points, bottom 2 in every category). Pitching actually holding up so far. Hoping it’s just early?

    Would you drop Votto, S. Castro, Aguilar, or T. O’Neill for S. Hilliard or Owings? That’s the state of the wire right now.

    C – Kelly
    1B – Alonso
    2B – S Castro
    3B – Machado
    SS – Story
    CI – Suarez
    MI – DeJong
    OF – Soto
    OF – Conforto
    OF – S Marte
    OF – J McNeil
    OF – T Oneill
    UT – Aguilar
    UT – Votto

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro for Hilliard

  88. Richard Scott Olcott says:
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    How do you like Naquin?
    Drop any of these or hold?
    Tapia
    Margot
    Verdugo
    Kepler

  89. Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Do you see Taylor Rogers ever becoming the closer?
    Would you drop him for
    Wade Davis
    Crichton
    Treinen
    Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he might become closer

      • Daze says:
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        Yea thats what I was thinking.but do any of the other guys entice you at all

        • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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          I would not. I’d go Rogers then Hudson at the moment…which as you know, might change daily

          • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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            PS As desperate as we all are for Saves, we need to avoid those that a.) are not getting Saves currently AND b.) not great with ratios and K’s to begin with

            • Daze says:
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              agreed
              Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

  90. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 40 moves (used 2) – no streaming

    Been offered the follwing:
    My: E. Suarez
    for His: K. Hiura

    I my head, Suarez has more appeal now that he has SS eligibility but also hasn’t start the best (but yes, obviously better than Hiura). With Hiura, I’m assuming he has more long term keeper value, but will most likely get sent back down to Minors. what are your thoughts ?

    My team:
    C – Mitch Garver
    1B – E. Hosmer
    2B – I. Happ
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – K. Marte DTD
    CI – P. Goldschmidt
    MI – T. Turner
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – M. Conforto
    RF – T. Mancini
    Util – J. India
    BN – R. Laureano
    BN – A. Kiriloff N/A
    IL – L. Voit (IL)

    SP – W. Buehler
    SP – B. Singer
    SP – A. Civale
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    RP – E. Diaz (RP)
    P – A. Reyes (RP)
    P – J. Means
    BN – M. Pineda
    BN – T. Mahle
    BN – D. Dunning
    BN – J. Montgomery
    IL – S. Gray (IL)
    IL – T. Gonsolin (IL)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

  91. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’ve got a Marte sympathy hammy. And it hurts I tell you. Injuries always suck but it’s extra sucky when a guy is red hot. Always feel like it’s not just the injury it’s that it seems they never pick right back up where they left off. Feel fortunate not to have Tatis, but Marte is my most owned I think, lot of Ke’Bryan, lot of Voit, lot of Lewis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully guys come back soon fresh and stay going until October

  92. KailuaBoy says:
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    Master Grey,
    Jake Magee or Dunning?
    Exchanged for Soroka don’t want to hear 6 months of how good he can be? lol
    Aloha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomato/tomahto — what do you need? McGee prolly more valuable in vacuum

      • KailuaBoy says:
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        Thank you Master!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

  93. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think the Dodgers are at the forefront of shift beating. They had a bunch of shift beaters plus a two out bunt against the shift with a guy on things. I’ve always said that the way for teams to beat the shift is to use expected runs analytics. Basically when a man on first creates more expected runs than a swing for the fences, give it a shot. The Dodgers have so many guys with excellent batted ball skills. They’re really effing hard to pitch to in general. I do perceive that they’ve got a plan for attacking defensive positioning situationally and it seems really smart to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, yeah! Dodgers are a very dangerous club… Dodgers are built how Yankees fans think the Yankees are built

      • JDB says:
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        Hey – I resemble that remark. I’m a life-long Yanks fan and it is very clear to me that the Dodgers are a better club. That said, I’m not complaining – the Yanks are always in the playoff mix.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, generalization that a lot of Yankees fans think their team is better than it is

  94. Freddy says:
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    How long until you take a slow start and translate that into lowering one’s projections?

    Santander Hard Hit and EV are up, so I’m not too worried even though K% and GB% are up, and Launch Angle is down.

    I wasn’t high on Dylan Moore, but I could have been wrong. He’s been slow to start.

    Good buy lows in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore isn’t great for Points…I do still like him for roto

  95. Freddy says:
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    Also, how worried are you about David Price and Andrew Heaney. Price has been rocked twice and Heaney is unsteady. Droppable in a points league if they continue to struggle over their next 2-3 games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t have drafted either, can see that in my rankings

  96. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    so tatis…

    what are we thinking the rest of the season looks like? a complete lost season where he’s eventually shut down for surgery? worth gambling your season on him coming back in the next month and staying healthy?

    12 team keeper league
    team A gets tatis, willi castro, and another player tbd
    team B gets swanson, robles, india, and bobby witt jr

    seems obvious, but watching a shoulder pop out on a swing doesn’t give me the warm and fuzzies thinking about the short or long term future rostering tatis.

    do i gamble on health or do i gamble on talent upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess Tatis returns, hits a few homers, reinjures himself and misses 4 months

      Depends if this trade is for this year or next

      • ThePoonTycoon says:
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        lol yeah that’s pretty much exactly what i see happening. thanks for confirmation.

        maybe i’ll revisit if i’m out of the running and he’s shut down for good.

    • captain obvious says:
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      I’m listening to a podcast that says this first started in field. So it’s already been a problem. I wouldn’t touch him this year and he’ll probably not be great for next either after having surgery kinda like Mondesi. Just avoid the irritation of it all would be my advice.

  97. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Have 2 questions for you.

    1) If I were to trade Michael Conforto, What OF would be fair to ask for in return for him?
    2) Caleb Smith was sent to the bullpen, and am thinking about dropping him and picking up one of these SP:

    Trevor Williams
    Johnny Cueto
    Chris Flexen
    Kohei Arihara
    Jakob Junis

    any of them worth picking up?

  98. The Great Knoche says:
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    Work keeps getting in the way of fantasy baseball.

    So, I don’t know what Cesar Valdez was doing the last 12 years in the minors, but his 85 was straight filth last night. Watched most of game cause I had O’s on the Moneyline (Santander has a cannon!!!).

    Anyhoo. I think they are calling the pitch that dives down and slightly away to lefties a change up, but it was straight nasty. He’d setup the righties with the fast ball and then bust that pitch back low and inside and get them. And the lefties just looked silly. Jay Bruce swung at it 3 straight pitches. Not one of them was a strike.

    Maybe the scouts have the hitters start making adjustments, but my first viewing I’m a believer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I watched him too…They can’t hit 85 MPH dipsy doodles!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Calls it a dead fish change up. Basically like and old fashioned palm ball. All five fingers wrapped around the ball and has it pushed way back in his hand.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds about right

      • captain obvious says:
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        Isn’t this a knuckle ball?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Palm Filth.

  99. ashtray says:
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    So nick Williams is starting in LF for the white Sox today. What’s the point in calling up vaughn and losing team control if he’s sitting on the bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not sure

    • ashtray says:
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      It looks like credit is given up above in the blurbs.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Suck it up buttercup.

  100. Cognoscere says:
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    Glossary Term: “Fluffed”…made it hard for Snell but he didn’t blow it…

    Once again Blake Snell got fluffed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think I prefer bumbarded

  101. KevinB says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Hunter Renfroe seems to be on the short end of the platoon with Alex Verdugo. He has batted only against left handed pitchers and benched for Verdugo against right pitchers. If Verdugo stays healthy, is this a troubling situation for Renfroe and a sever decrease in his projected stats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, this stinks, not sure what’s going on

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Renfroe was never going to platoon with Verdugo I don’t think. He’s fighting for time with Franchy and Enrique and Marwin. Verdugo it their every day guy and their two hole hitter.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That seems to make sense

  102. Lucky Dog says:
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    These lefties are killing Lindor on the basepaths. Dude’s never gonna steal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope you’re wrong

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Oh he will eventually, but the last couple games every time he’s been on, they’ve brought in a lefty. Not helpful!

  103. letsgobravos says:
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    Word earlier was Ketel only had a hamstring cramp, but now he’s on the DL and diagnosed with a strain. That’s what I get for celebrating having him on all of my teams with his white hot start.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Yeah sucks, I thought I had him more but only 2 teams. Now I remember getting sniped a bunch of times. Semien just got 2nd base so I’m lucky for now I guess. Seems like the teams are too cautious now or we have a bunch of pussies playing. I don’t know this is getting ridiculous.

  104. packers2018 says:
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    Grey, I usually read all the comments but haven’t so far today. So is this has been covered I apologize.
    In a 12 team keep all I just offered Tatis and pieces for Correa , Trout and pieces.
    My trade partner drafted for the future, I drafted for this year. So he has all the big name prospects, Abrams, Kelenick, Robinson, Whitt ect.
    Should I be happy if he accepts?
    At SS I do have Swanson, Edmonds and Dejong already.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      I wouldn’t sell low on one of the young players in the game.

    • captain obvious says:
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      That’s only happening if he’s stupid as hell. You’re not getting Trout back.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Oh I missed the Trout part.

        Wow that’s a lot going on. Blockbuster deal! lol

      • packers2018 says:
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        I offered a 6×5, so if he tweaks anything I can adjust or just back out.
        The only players up now that he has is BobRob, Correa, and Trout.
        Doesn’t hurt to try.

  105. Lucky Dog says:
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    I actually don’t hate this Marlins lineup. Scrappy. They could be a sneaky good team if their pitching salary’s healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They seem really bad to me

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Oh, they’re not “good” good. I just think they’re scrappy enough to maybe win a surprising number of games.

        Alfaro with a bum hammy won’t help them. Jazz looks like he can hit though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that I can behind

  106. ashtray says:
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    Per Rotoballer:

    Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa addressed the media on Thursday and said that first baseman/outfielder Andrew Vaughn is not part of the “core” of everyday players.

    Cool, cool

    • tigres says:
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      but Tony, its an OBP league!

  107. Lucky Dog says:
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    THE CURSE IS LIFTED! Welcome back, Devers. <3

    • ashtray says:
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      452 feet on that dong

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Turns out the cure was Matt Harvey.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        The cure is always Matt Harvey.

        Imagine going from Nickname, to too crappy for a nickname. That’s a tough career arc.

        • captain obvious says:
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          Yeah was weird. Went from best get the fuck away from me. Sounds like some girls I’ve been with. I really don’t understand what happened to him. Guess TJ got him but he came back and was throwing 99. Maybe he’s just stupid.

  108. ashtray says:
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    452 feet on that dong

    • ashtray says:
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      oops

  109. OaktownSteve says:
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    Here’s my 7 man bench in a 12 team NFBC: Mondesi, Marte, Voit, Ke’Bryan, Lewis, Gray, Ray.

    • Big Magoo

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      Just look at it as stashing tons of upside for later on. Blackmon just missed a homer by about two inches.

  110. LG Baseball says:
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    Dreaded Catcher question:

    IKF or Vazquez?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      Vazquez. He’s a top 5-6 catcher. IKF should be a useful source of runs and steals if you have an open MI slot though.

  111. Rising Son says:
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    12 team H2H category with OPS, drop Ian Happ for Naquin? Seems like he may regularly sit vs lefties

  112. Lucky Dog says:
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    MOUNTCASTLE!

  113. Lucky Dog says:
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    Cano got hit with a 162 game suspension? Lordy. How’d I miss that?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Big cheater.

  114. letsgobravos says:
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    My rockies stack for DFS today has managed to only score 10 points on DK thus far. I managed to talk myself into not using Story or Hampson which is looking pretty bad. Kicking myself for using Blackmon instead of story. I did use Hampson on another team where I stacked the Red Sox so at least he’s helping me there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone said above that Blackmon missed a homer by inches…Not that makes you feel better

      • letsgobravos says:
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        Haha, yeah, that was bad luck. He did get 2 RBIs out of that though so it helped me, but not enough to offset the points I should have had with Hampson and Story on that team. I went with 2-4 in Diamondbacks order and Blackmon, McMahon, Hilliard and Nunez from the Rockies. Hopefully the rest of those guys will deliver something in the second half of the game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

  115. LadyScorpio says:
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    “Is there a glossary term for when your pitcher goes well except for getting burned by on a homer by a scrub? Asking for Blake Snell.” We should have a term. Please suggest in the comments….

    How ’bout these…Snelled, Snellsocked, Blakebombed, Blakeblasted and Snellslammed?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think I prefer bumbarded

      Good to see you in the comments tho, Lady Scorpio!

  116. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    How long will it take for Bass to get the hook?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      I sea what you did.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Who’s up next on the line?

        Garcia? Curtiss?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Garcia

      • SteveNZ says:
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        It’s a pity he wasn’t pitching to Trout and that Tim Salmon and Sid Bream are no longer in the league.

  117. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have Mitch Garver at catcher, and Chisolm as a surplus IF now that Trea is back (I have Biggio at 2B). I’m thinking of dropping Chisolm to activate Grisham, and dropping Garver to add Narvaez. But that would also be my last add of the week. Any objection to me doing this? I could also drop Frazier instead of Chisolm, add India instead of Narvaez, or save the add for whoever may be about to replace Bass as closer after he blew the save today…

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      think your first plan is just fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, hold Garver…Save the add

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        Alright. I’ll do the Braveheart thing with Garver.

        But will drop Chisolm to activate Trentalicious.

          • Joe Beisbol says:
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            Yimi Garcia looking tempting.

  118. Lucky Dog says:
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    If you have Conforto in an OBL league, congrats – he’s gonna get drilled every time he faces the Marlins.

    That was some cheap shit right there.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        *OBP

        Oxy is a hell of a drug

    • captain obvious says:
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      Why? What happened?

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Leaned into a strike with his gigantic elbow pad for a RBI walk-off HBP.

        Cheap move

    • hondo says:
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      Should get drilled by every real ballplayer out there.Spoiled little rich cunt.Mommy was a synchronized swimmer.Daddy was a linebacker at Penn State.Baby needs to win in any way possible or he will be ignored by the big people.

  119. OaktownSteve says:
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    Bomb Nunez, baby! 3 HRs already. He looks like the power is pretty legit. Big dude, sweet lefty upper cut swing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I drafted wrong garbage Rockies catcher…Sigh

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        I added him to 1 RCL team this morning; then I ruined it by adding the DBack catcher to 3 others.

  120. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Please order Frazier; J Polanco; and Tapia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Tapia

  121. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. (No obvious need — bench bat). NcCutcheon; Canha; or (pro-active) Kelinic. Note that the last time I speculated on a call-up was Vladimir Guerrero (wasted roster spot for 2 months).

    2. BTW, both of these choices are for replacing Ketel Marte. How long do you anticipate he’ll be out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench bat and it’s replacing Ketel? Huh? I say in this post how long I think Marte will be out

    • captain obvious says:
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      McCutchen.

  122. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Thoracic outlet surgery is brutal for pitchers. Kelly doesn’t look quite right. I believe that Harvey and Archer had it as well. Has any pitcher returned to form afterwards? Seems like a career killer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, not sure, but I wouldn’t draft one until I saw something

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      That’s what they’re looking at for Rosenthal.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        Oof

    • captain obvious says:
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      Oh yeah forgot about that…. Doesn’t seem good.

    • Rhodyballer says:
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      I had the surgery in college – removed my first rib (wrong one to do that) and my days of playing 3B were over. I DHed for 2 years and moved over to 2nd. My arm wasn’t the same for 5 years.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        Wow, if it had that kind of effect on you as a position player, it makes sense that all of these pitchers have taken awhile to find their form. Thanks for the input.

  123. JP says:
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    Need to move a bat for pitching, who would you rather have ROS: McMahon or Sano?

  124. Crazy J says:
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    Yes, YES! More trash-talk on Hiura… I think it’s working!

    Sa’wing batter!

  125. Paul says:
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    Robert for Urias and Bundy

    Would guy my pitching but I’d get Robert?

    • Paul says:
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      Would gut* my pitching
      I’d be left with Burns, Carrasco IL, Severino IL, T Walker, Javier, Smyly, German, Alzolay, C Martinez and then the waiver wire

  126. Regan Sayer says:
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    Can i interest anyone in a slightly used Marco Gonzales? Will trade for bag of rocks or best offer!

  127. Play Ball says:
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    With Trea Turner and Lindor both hitting in the two hole, who do you think will have more RBI this year?

      • Play Ball says:
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        I think so too.

        HR edge to Lindor?

        Between last year and so far this year, Trea looks like he could hit 25-30.

          • Play Ball says:
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            I need more HR and RBI in my lineup. I’m good on speed. With that in mind, would you swap Turner for Lindor? Your projections for Lindor showed more promising power and RBI stats than Turner, but I think that was before Turner was set to hit 2’d in the order.

  128. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Olson back in the lineup!!

      • William Hung says:
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        woooooo!

  129. Regan Sayer says:
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    Stupid Os cant keep the game within 3 so no save for Barnes…sigh, will he ever get a save? He’s my only closer in one of my leagues, so pathetic!! Stupid closers keep getting injured. On the sunny side, Devers finally breaks out and Vasquez is giving me a Catcher Chub.

      • William Hung says:
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        Rich-Rod hasn’t even gotten a SV Oppo since opening day cause the Pirates have lost every game since…

  130. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Hiura no longer the highest-scoring Razz league player with that double and run scored. Any guess which hitter is now on top?

  131. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Sano has 38 points, but Ozuna is 2 for 20 with 9 Ks and 0 HRs for 52 points.

  132. Tim Anderson Project says:
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    Yo G

    What’s your take on Gallen in a 14 team Dynasty H2H league? This year and long term value?

    Sp1?
    Sp2?
    SP3?

    Thanks Homie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2 this year, 1 future

  133. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Start Griffin Canning v the ’27 Bluejays on the road tonight?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Cheers

  134. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Tommy John for Paxton.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      Id make that trade

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I see what you did there. Nice

    • captain obvious says:
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      This guy is pretty much worthless all of the time. Girly boy.

  135. cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team league

    my pitchers start 5 per week
    L. Giolito
    J. deGrom
    R. Yarbrough
    K. Maeda
    F. Peralta
    C. Morton
    D. Bundy
    T. Mahle
    C. Burnes
    R. Ray(I)
    F. Valdez(I)

    was offered trade

    get….. Scherzer & Machado
    give…deGrom& Moncada

  136. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    16 team near dynasty (keep max 19 active guys and max 10 prospect guys per year): lost hays and ketel one lately. need 2 more BN guys (have enough SP already for our max innings). OBP and slugging added roto.
    C w.smith
    1B hosmer
    2B mostsuckass (1B/3B)
    SS story
    3B suarez (SS)
    IF wendle (2B/SS/3B)
    LF mcneil (2B/3B/RF)
    CF laureano (RF)
    RF harper
    OF leody (CF)
    util (1) otani (hitter only)
    DL: hays, ketel
    NA (10): kelenic, o.cruz, matos, brujan, larnach, n.jones

    options: moreland, tsutsugo, dubon, locastro, c.dick, franchy, s.castro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tsutsugo, Dubon

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        i just had tsutsugo too, dropped to try to make space for j.rojas but missed when somebody went pretty high. had obtained tsutugo when hays went out, but then puk had to come out of NA slot (now on DL himself just today).

  137. Lucky Dog says:
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    2021 Burnes starting to feel like the year I had Cy DeGrom with single digit wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, maybe, I’d take that!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        He’s just so filthy with everything he throws.

        I needed the win. Ah well – at least Reyes is my closer. That worked out.

  138. Long Bawls says:
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    Way late on this and hard to beat bumbarded, but for glossary I was thinking zerocked.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      i like this one (albeit i haven’t checked the others).

      • Long Bawls says:
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        Thanks, man (thanks, boy! Thanks, penguin!)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s solid, but I do prefer bumbarded

  139. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Now that Ketel is injured, do you prefer LaCastro or Naquin in an NL only?

  140. frankgrimes says:
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    Vlad!

  141. William Hung says:
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    Alex Reyes having a nice 1st week

    • The Harrow says:
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      he gonna have a nice everything assuming he:
      1. stops getting caught with weed related stuff
      2. stops punching phones or otherwise breaking his hand with non baseball injuries
      3 (here’s the big one): stops getting injured entirely.

  142. toolshed says:
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    I will keep rojas in a deeper league. I had him as a reserve mi/of in 10 team format for upside. Woukd you still hold or add J Polanco. Thx

  143. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    dropped fairbanks for wittgren yesterday. barnes was dropped (ottavino also not owned, no save chances at BOS yet). now have wittgren, karinchak, kimbrel, t.rogers (MIN). drop wittgren for barnes or yimi G?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      saves only, i forgot, which is odd since this is like 1 of 3 total saves only leagues i’m in out of nearly 2 dozen.

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      Grab Barnes

  144. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    The umpire admitted he blew the call on Conforto and should have called him out. Not something that can be overturned by replay, though.

    • The Harrow says:
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      yeah if you are leaning into strike zone that doesn’t sound legal. seems like they should’ve known that IN game though, assuming they ya know, know the rules and whatnot. bad part is robot umps still won’t be able to fix this level of stupidity later (will fix the stupid human framing hack codes for an actual objective strike zone though, which is far bigger issue)

  145. SteveNZ says:
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    I’m assuming you’d prefer Hampson to Kike if you were looking for a bit more speed for your team?

    • The Harrow says:
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      easily yes. hampson’s only issue thusly (career) is playing time, and lately that’s been good. now we need hilliard to get more and we’ll be somewhat set (my guess is it takes hilliard another year or more, like hampson took). unless somebody can get b.black fired quicker (he himself should’ve done this before now).

  146. bossmanunior333 says:
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    any interest at Kim at SS while Tatis is on the IL? ehh alternatives available are Adames, Iglesias, Wendle, Newman, Rosario, Crawford (both), Galvis

    • goodfold2 says:
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      for the upside yep. wendle if not him or if his playing time gets lessened. i’m doing similar in a spot where i’ve been playing hampson at CF while grisham is out (that is almost over) and la stella semi injured and/or too many lefties TO be playing at MI lately (plus he’ll have to slide over to CI or 1B depending on how long goldy’s shortish sounding soreness lasts), in a 14 teamer. got lucky kim was dropped even when most of who you listed is owned.

  147. aardvark says:
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    Is this Christian Javier guy legit?

  148. SteveNZ says:
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    Lance Lynn, ladies and gentlemen.

    • Regan Sayer says:
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      Bow, drop ball, exit stage left.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        oh shit they let him go the whole game, i knew he hadn’t allowed many baserunners into like the 7th and the lead was so big they probably didn’t need to waste the good bullpen (or possibly any bullpen). but a lot of good WSOX bullpen (bummer/hendriks) hadn’t been used much yet anyway.

    • Crazy J says:
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      WINNING!

      • captain obvious says:
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        He’s alright I’ve always liked him but he’s only decent. Just cause Grey likes someone doesn’t mean you do the same.

        • captain obvious says:
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          Well do what you do.

  149. Russowl says:
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    Smyly or Javier ?

  150. frankgrimes says:
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    Yordong!

  151. The Harrow says:
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    utterly hilarious that out of the dozens of pitchers in the league having pitched so far t.bauer’s balls are getting searched. all you gotta do is be a media presence ripping on stupid shit the league does and you’ll get hunted, while probably nobody else is.

    • The Harrow says:
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      i’m not suggesting he doesn’t do this (obv), but that literally dozens of others do too, since the dawn of time.

      • The Harrow says:
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        i mean dozens right now since april 1st. it’s thousands since MLB started.

  152. Milarky says:
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    Grey, we start 3 RPs, and I’ve got Iglesias, Neris, Pagan with Soria on my bench while injured. That’s a fair bit of question marks – would you drop any of those guys, or Hunter Renfroe or Franchy Cordero, for a speculative pick- up of any of the following? For context, we can only make one waiver claim a week.

    Diekman
    Sims
    Wittgren
    Sims
    Clase

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Add diekman maybe clase too

    • The Harrow says:
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      if this is saves only can drop pagan for diekman easily. i’d not chuck r-iggy or neris for these if saves only though.

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