On Saturday, Stephen Strasburg went 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 15 Ks, ERA at 2.94.  That’s right, fifteen strikeouts, a career high.  Ah… If only every starter got to face the Padres in every game…*wavy lines*  Hey, Danny Salazar is facing the Padres?  This is awesome!  Wait, why is he walking a guy with a .260 OBP?  Did he just give up a homer to Erick Aybar?  He’s having an epileptic fit trying to pronounce Szczur?!  He’s wiping a booger on my Reggie Jackson rookie card?!  How does he even have my Reggie rookie card?!  Mom, did you give Danny Salazar my Reggie rookie card?!  Oh my God, make it stop….Please… *wavy lines*  Worst dream sequence ever!  On this day of BBQs and Memorials, hot dogs and beer, baseball and refreshing our fantasy baseball team page, we can be thankful Strasburg is not a dream.  Though, the reality is Strasburg was a 2.62 ERA pitcher in the 1st half last year and a 6.15 ERA pitcher in the 2nd.  Happy Memorial Day!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Joe Ross – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.18.  Looked like Worst Dream Sequence Ever, Danny Salazar.

Jhoulys Chacin – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.77.  “I decided to start Jhoulys last week for his 2-start week.  I don’t believe I was stoned on quaaludes, but, looking back on that decision, perhaps I was.  In his first start of the week, he gave up 7 ER in less than an inning.  As I stood on the edge of the tallest building in Los Angeles, I talked myself down like a white Samuel L. Jackson in a remake of The Negotiator.  I told myself I had one more start from Jhoulys on Sunday to make up for it.  Maybe I could get a win.  Then, against all odds, on Sunday the Padres jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the 5th and Chacin was still in the game….”  This was how my call to the suicide hotline began.

Ryan Schimpf – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .163.  I understand the Padres have some issues and Schimpf does have power, but they’re hitting a .163 hitter cleanup.  Oy gevalt.

Brandon Maurer – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save as Brad Hand (1 IP, 0 ER) worked the eighth.  Turns out we’re the jerkoffs for thinking the Padres’ closer was a Hand job.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .262.  Trumbo is overdue for one of those insane homer streaks or my name isn’t Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it).

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .275.  He’s not overdue for an insane home run streak.  I mean, it could happen, but Schoop feels like a guy that hits 25 homers, while never getting crazy hot.

Charlie Morton – Hit the DL with a strained lat.  Players gonna play, haters gonna hate, ain’ters gonna ain’t and perennially injured pitchers are gonna be injured.

Lance McCullers – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.48.  Yesterday, Cougs asked me why I was feeling so amorous, and I told her it was her new perfume and I asked her to please call me McCullers.

George Springer – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I’m just gonna leave this here:

Ian Kinsler – Hit the 10-day DL with a hamstring strain.  What’s a nice Jewish boy doing with a hamstring anyway?

Michael Fulmer – 8 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  You know what kind of year he’s having?  Porcello’s 2016.  Not saying Fulmer will win the Cy Young (without run support), but Fulmer’s having one of those years when you expect the other shoe to drop, and instead the shag carpet remains untouched.

Buck Farmer – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks.  It’s the Red State Porn Star, Buck Farmer!  Hey, Red State Porn Star, Buck Farmer, what you been up to?  “Dressing up my Darlene as Hillary and ramming her in the keister.”  Oh-kay.  Buck Farmer (you really can’t say his name without saying the whole thing) is about 1/8th of the pitcher he showed on Saturday, so be careful.

Matt Davidson – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting near.450 in the last week with two homers.  Hot schmotato alert!

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, third homer in the last week, hitting near-.325 in that time, and, okay, maybe these White Sox aren’t hot as much as the Tigers’ pitching is a mess.  Well, besides, Red State Porn Star, Buck Farmer.

Kolten Wong – Hit the DL with an elbow strain.  WebMD describes “Wong elbow” as something many teenaged boys struggle with, but is rarely seen in 20-somethings, except those in their hotel room after a day at ComicCon where they spent a long time near a girl doing Ghost in the Shell cosplay.  I love how specific WebMD can be.  Covering for Wong, a walnut shell.  I mean, Greg Garcia (1-for-4 and his 1st homer).

Tommy Pham – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .333.  Is Pham now a starting outfielder?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Adrian Beltre – Could be activated today.  Joey Gallo (1-for-3, 15th homer) owner, “What does this mean for me?”  In a roundabout way, it means Choo will be injured within in a week.  Beltre goes to 3rd, Gallo to DH, Choo to OF, and Choo to DL in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.

Andrew Cashner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  Oops, sorry, his ERA is 2.92.  His K/9 is 3.96.  The lowest K-rate in the modern era is Jorge Mario Bergoglio.  He pitched for the Cardinals in the 2000’s, and was known for his humility and allowing poor hitters to get a free pass.

Joe Biagini – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.64.  Time to take a deeper look at Bighead.  His peripherals are solid — 7.9 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 3.17 xFIP — but a lot of that gorge came as a reliever.  As a starter, his ERA is higher, Ks are lower and walks are higher.  I’d leave him for the Stream-o-Nator to decide.

Jharel Cotton – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.56.  How could a guy that sounds like Superman’s father be so, well, human?  This is a question that has stumped philosophers in togas for years.

Kendall Graveman – Hit the DL with shoulder soreness.  Shoulder soreness takes about a year to recover from, so join me in a well-choreographed eye roll every time the A’s say Graveman’s coming back.

Khris Davis – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .227.  The Marla Gibbs Line!  Khris is overdue for a four-homer in ten game streak, which shows what kind of hitter he is because he’s in the midst of a four-homer ten-game streak.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .321.  “Shove that right up your Buy hole!” says you.  You’re mean.  What a guy does from game to game right after a Buy means little.  I’m talking from now until September, not from Friday’s Buy/Sell until the following Monday.

JC Ramirez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Yup, 3.38 ERA and owned in 25% of ESPN leagues.  No matter what the Stream-o-Nator says, I’d keep streaming him.

Mike Trout – Left yesterday’s game with a thumb sprain.  This disapproves the theory that Trout is a robot sent here from the future to make a last place team look more like a next-to-last place team.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer this weekend, hitting .280.  When I hear the guitar riff in Seven Nation Army, I hear, “Giancarlo, Giancarlo, Giancarlo, Giancarlo, Giancarlo, Giancarlo.”  Is it only me?

J.T. Riddle – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, as he hit leadoff, hitting .258.  J.T. Riddle me this, why does it feel like Dee Gordon is in the doghouse?  Because he’s hitting .230?  Yeah, could be, if that were true.  Gordon’s hitting .279.  You fell for the oldest trick in the book, mon!

Chase Anderson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 3 Walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  Chase is so money, they should name a bank after him!  *doorbell rings*  “Can I help you?”  “We’re the pun police.  We’re gonna have to take you downtown for questioning.”  “Was it the Chase thing?  Okay, off your stares, I’m gonna guess it was.  On the way to the station, we need to stop at a daycare.  I heard some kid is resisting a rest.  What?  That one was good!”  As for Anderson, his numbers look slightly better than past years, but marginally and not enough for shallower mixed leagues.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  I kinda hate Miller Park for pitchers, and I’m not the only one, pitchers hate it too.  With that said (Grey’s hitting a hard left!), Nelson’s peripherals look decent — 8.6 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, 3.69 xFIP.  More interesting to me than his teammate, Chase, for unstints.  Of course, now that I look at his next matchup, it’s terrible.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4, 1 run as he was dropped to 7th in the order.  This could be due to the Brewers facing a lefty, or it could be because Villar has been terrible and looks like a giant bust that would go to Dollywood, and get tapped on the shoulder to turn around only for the tapper to say, “Oh, I saw your giant bust and I thought…Anyway, you’re not her.”

Domingo Santana – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Domingo hitting on Sunday is the most predictable twist ever.  So much more predictable than Eric Thames only hits Reds’ pitching.  You think as Thames slides back to the guy that couldn’t stay in the majors he wishes reporters were still asking him about steroids?  “I’ll take a pee test right now!”  “Um, cool, man, but you’re 1 for your last 25.”

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.83, but left with a blister.  It’s a blistpocalypse!  How is Blistex not sponsoring every advertisement that is on the back wall behind the catchers?

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd home run in the last three days.  Psst, if you wanna sell him low, you better act quick.

Madison Bumgarner – Could begin throwing on Friday.  Won’t be back until August.  That’s August for baseball; no word on his return to the BMX tour.

Ty Blach – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Fine for ratios, but if you want a good laugh, look at his K-rate.  Nolan Ryan would have a better K-rate than him right now, and Nolan is 74 years old.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 4.37.  Do you see that, rest of the league?  Cueto said his hand was covered in blisters, and he still pitched well with a hand that resembles Rocky Dennis’ face!

Danny Salazar – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 5.50, and headed to the bullpen.  Instead of “a pox on both your houses,” the fantasy baseball version is “a Salazar and Lackey on your teams.”

Josh Tomlin – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.79.  I’m not going to defend Suckazar, but Tomlin’s better?  Okay, technically, against the same opponent, he was better, but technically means an ally of Technics, so who is he, DJ Red Alert?  Do you see how this doesn’t stand up to scrutiny?

Jason Kipnis – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .242, OBP at .274.  Maybe this is him coming out of his early season funk, but his strikeouts, line drives and walks are all going the wrong way.  He looks like Yunel with the bad average, which is worse than Becky with the good hair.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd steal.  He also has 7 HRs; not in one game, which would be a record.  “Barely,” points out Mark Whiten.  Ramirez’s numbers are weird (for him).  He only had 11 HRs last year, but 22 SBs.  This year, he looks more like a 17-homer, 10-steal guy.

Danny Duffy – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.54.  As I said a few starts ago, he’ll go back and forth between 3.20 ERA and 3.70 ERA.  As an owner, I’ve found the only way you can play this is just by starting him every time out and hoping you get more of the good starts and less the bad.  Whoa, moment of clarity.  Start a pitcher and hope for more of the good starts than bad?  How come no one else came up with this brilliant strategy?

Jorge Bonifacio – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 5th homer in the last nine games.  Damn, George Goodface has found some power-up pellets.

Miguel Sano – Slumping Sano (worst Garbage Pail Kid ever!) got a day off yesterday for mental rest.  I told you to sell him about two weeks ago.  Don’t thank me, just stare into my avatar’s eyes, picturing us together on an island, sipping coconut drinks and reminding each other of our names.

Joe Mauer – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .283.  There’s a woman right now in Minnesota that believes Mauer had a great game because of the bloomers she wore yesterday, and won’t be removing them any time soon.  Let that sink in.  Subconsciously, I almost misspelled sink.

Steven Souza – 3-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal, and hit three homers this week.  Play that funky music, Souza!

Logan Morrison – 2-for-5 and his 14th homer.  But what about Justin Smoak, Tommy Joseph, Justin Bour–I’m getting a headache.

Jon Lester – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.86 vs. Clayton Kershaw – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.37.  Before the game, “I’m going to start Lester and Kershaw.  What’s the worst thing that could happen?”  After the game, *phone sits off its cradle, loud beeping, pan the floor to find a man lying in his own puke*

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Willson Contreras – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .241.  Also, in this game, Javier Baez (2-for-5) hit his 8th homer; Enrique Hernandez (1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 4th homer; Cody Bellinger (1-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 10th homer; Yasiel Puig (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 9th homer and Austin Barnes hit his 2nd homer.  We know all of this because Kyle Schwarber kept score.

James Paxton – Will return on Wednesday.  He had no setbacks during his rehab, so he’ll likely last a good month before he hits the DL again.  If he tops 120 IP this year, I’ll eat my hat.  Granted, I’m wearing a hat made of corn chips, so I’m rooting for him.

Christian Bergman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.67.  In his last game, he gave up 10 earned runs.  So, if you find yourself wanting to grab Christian, bail.

Andrew Knapp – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Fun fact!  When Philly announcers see Knapp on the bench, they have to distract themselves so they don’t say, “Check out the Knapp-y dugout.”  As for fantasy, I grabbed Knapp in one NL-Only league, but he plays once every few games, so meh elsewhere.

Adam Duvall – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homers.  Also, in this game, Scott Schebler homered.  Guess who has more homers, Duvall or Schebler?  Nope, Schebler.  Yesterday was his 15th.

Patrick Kivlehan – 2-for-4 and two solo homers (2, 3).  There’s a rumor that George R.R. Martin stopped writing The Winds of Winter because he started a fan-fiction site about Kivlehan. The way-too-sensitive warlock/snowflake, Kivlehan, clad in a Cincinnati Reds jersey must battle for playing time while having unwanted sex with the Ghost of Marge Schott.  George R.R.’s flexing a different fantasy muscle.  This time fantasy baseball.

  1. breadnbutter says:
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    How would you rank

    Nomar Mazara, Hunter Renfroe, Tommy Joseph?

  2. CrazyJ says:
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    Totally taking your advice on Hill and Carrasco!

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved it, loved it – too good to mention.

    a. Was watching the Marlins-LAA game on Saturday, ’cause I love JC my boy! So the MIA lineup featured (I sh*t you not in this order, check the box score if you don’t believe me).

    JT Realmuto
    JT Ridlle
    JT Snow (just kidding, it was a guy so awful I forgot his name batting 0.176, but I know JT Snow in his retirement would be better!!!)

    b. Have a training to attend on Risk management (sounds risky) in 12 minutes….

    John Rambo Quote of the day for May 29

    Sheriff: ‘Goddammit. Goddammit! Come on, move it! Let’s go!’

    Officer 1: ‘Does this guy got a gun? There’s the guy the cops are shootin’ at!’

    Officer 2: ‘I see him over there, I’ll get him, I’ll get him!’

    Sheriff: ‘Don’t shoot! This way! Let’s go! There he is! Come on! Now we got him!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • William Hung says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Damn, how deep is your league to play Riddle? Great reference with JT Snow!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!!

        a. On the subject of suicide notes:

        Me (to my made-up psychiatrist): ‘So you’re telling me that I should have drafted Goldschmidt and Blackmon instead of Machado and Story taking Owings and Cozart 20 rounds later, right?’

        My made-up psychiatrist: ‘You are right.’

        Me: ‘Ok, thanks! I’ll just down this 1 gallon bottle of liquid Draino, you are so kind self-appointed psychiatrist!’

        b. But, but, but….You didn’t GIF Trout’s HR to left off Worley! That one must have been majestic – 456 feet!!! to left field!!

        c. Love you, man! Had Schebler, Gallo, Kipnis and Pham all hit HRs yesterday in one RCL and Schebler, Trumbo and Springer in that competitive RCL. That competitive RCL has Schebler as my HR leader ahead of Springer, Trumbo, Machado, Story (sad story really), Zimmerman (please stop disrespecting my boy, 1’n’ Zim) and Bour.

        d. Met these really cool Americans who work for an American NGO iACT!!! Met the Executive Director about 45 minutes ago, the kindest man you’ll ever meet. They came to train the refugee soccer coaches a whole host of things like how to play soccer, how to train, how to be courteous and respectful to one another etc. Really psyched as you can imagine after meeting them! Thanks, man! God bless America!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup! Kinder than me? Cmon!

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            Ha! Not kinder then you, so I guess not the kindest person I’ve ever met. Ok, my wife is technically the kindest person I know. You’re right there after my wife but before this Executive Director.

            Cheers,
            Ante

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              @Ante Galic: Grey!!

              Do you hear the crickets chirping under the center field bleachers in Kaufmann stadium? No? They are making more noise than Alex Gordon AND are secretly cheering for Jorge Bonifacio to continue his torrid pace. Man, what a bad contract extension of Alex Gordon – 4 years, 72 million!!! I mean bada$$ for him but really bad from a Royals perspective. Guy totally and completely sucks! As bad as he’s playing he should have to give money back to the organization, at least 1 million a year.

              Cheers,
              Ante

              • Grey

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                Haha, hard to believe they won the World Series not that long ago

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ll take it!

  4. leon says:
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    have an offer where i give Alex wood and Max Kepler for Andrew Benentendi.

    18 man keeper league avg/obp/slg 7×7. Last place, so playing for 2018.
    Keepers list so far: players I have: Santana, Correa, Odor, Judge, Wood, Urias, Britton.

    • Packers says:
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      @leon: I think Beni has more name value, but him and Kepler could have similar stats throughout their careers so you are giving away Wood. I think Wood can fetch you something decent from a contender by himself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @leon: Sounds fair, think you can get more

  5. Big league choo says:
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    Hurting for pitching in a 12 team dynasty H2H league….is bour for sonny gray too much? I’m in second place mostly because of volume of pitching. I need the blister brothers to come out of their funk, have Cueto, hill, walker and Salazar stinking up my ratios. If not gray who’s a good target to help my team make a postseason run?

  6. Robert says:
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    Hold Salazar for now?

    • Packers says:
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      @Robert: I dropped him and it felt good in a 12 team league. Streaming his spot.

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        @Packers: it probably would feel good to do this, albeit i only have him in 2 dynasties and an AL only not quite as deep as the one grey shows in preseason (those are 12’s), so no dice for me.

    • Robert says:
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      @Robert: 10 team h2h. Better off dropping Salazar and picking up Taillon?

  7. enrique says:
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    Grey — Someone in my league dropped Altherrrr. Is he worth picking up over Ender or Broxton?

    Logan Morrison over Yonder?

    Matt Davidson over Healey, Devon Travis or Jose Ramirez?

    Or stick with what I’ve got?

    Even I’ve got questions, y’all!

    (All these are for a redraft roto league where batting average, OPS, and runs are the weak points)

    • Packers says:
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      @enrique: Hold on all 3.

      • enrique says:
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        @Packers: @Grey: Thanks, gentlemen!

  8. Paul says:
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    Someone offered me Derek holland for my Danny Duffy?

    • Chucky says:
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      Have you seen Duffy pitch? Ever watch a root canal? Always behind in the count, always runners on base.

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        @Chucky: have you ever attempted to own doofus holland (just look at him for the insight to the “doofus” part) more than 3 starts in a row over maybe the last 4 years? duffy, do it, now.

  9. Crime Dog says:
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    Tomas or renfroe ROS?

  10. BSA70 says:
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    Seriously?! I have to wake up after yesterday’s pitching disasters and start my day with Joe Ross’s implosion, as insult to injury and talk about Kershaw and Duffy in the third and fourth updates. Ugh, what a day. Could have been beautiful.
    Oh well, judges parting gift was a nice touch. Love to watch the regression on another team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSA70: I hear ya, it was ugly

  11. Dancin Homer says:
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    WIth the demotion, is it even worth holding Salazar in a 12-team league?

  12. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Big shouts to Oaktown Steve for encouraging me to stream Buck Farmer in one of my dynasty leagues. Buck Farmer, the biggest silo in the biz.

    • nick the smooth dick says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Is there any small shouts? I think that’s my new diss. Yo, small shouts to that dude who hooked up those Jack Johnson tickets!

  13. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    wow, after setting the lineups realizing you just used 1/5th and 1/7th of h2h money league weekly moves on nabbing gsellman for today (in other leagues too of course, but it’ll hurt more here if this goes like all those pre-bullpen starts did); upon looking back to and this, and imagining if not for SON i’d not be here, starting to realize the emotional impetus was one of those “i’m-not-inebriated-now-but-will-be-later-and-kinda-knew-that-so-if-it-goes-badly-i’ll-feel-it-less” (and more, but in a way that’s more easily dealt with).

    all that being said DO GOOD GSELLMAN!

      • Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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        @Grey: that’s funny as i am doing it in shallower leagues but NOT my NL only, holding lamet (till he sucks) and phelps (i see no way in hell unless MIA is punting the wins category like SD that nicolino AND worley stick that long); eh i checked, gsellman already owned in that NL only, which makes sense, but i would’ve held my godley/phelps/lamet over him till one pretty good start after those many other shit ones.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  14. Bigbear says:
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    Better DL muststash? Taillon or Katz?

    • Chud says:
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      @Bigbear: Tallion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bigbear: I only recognize one name, so I guess Taillon

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: he’s referencing a collegue of mine dr. katz, awesome show really.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          @Mantis Toboggan MD: and that first sentence, due to my state of tiredness, literally had me assume somebody made up another name for mostsuckass and he was on DL; this only lasted probably half a second, but still.

  15. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    Lose Nomar or JBJ for Polanco, or hold?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Schebler is up for grabs too…

  16. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    I need to drop one: Adam Frazier or Josh Bell?

    or drop both and pick one of these: Heyward, Matt Adams, Renfroe, Duda?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: Both, Renfroe if you need power, otherwise just lose Frazier

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  17. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    AL only, QS over wins. now with hahn/morton/skaggs (and with cargo 2 and miller in DL slots only room for one SP in a DL slot) but was able to nab peacock, albeit dropping clevinger just too early. gotta assume holding at least one of those 3 in BN slot is best (unless info indicates somebody is out a long time), but should i stream or own somebody else in one slot, dropping the worst of those 3. i have salazar as well, but he’s got too upsidey my head to drop for sures.
    1. who’s the worst stash?
    2. my guess is clevinger/mejia/bolsinger are best adds (clevinger will probably be waivered by somebody else) in that order. SON liked bolsinger more than mejia, but mejia has been better. buck farmer (if he suddenly got a job and didn’t suck like he just got doing once) is also out there.

    somehow clevinger NOT waivered, i dropped skaggs, hopefully he’s the least likely to be added, still curious about the answers though.

  18. joe is a popular name says:
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    start bundy vs NYY and rich hill @ stl today?

  19. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Trying to improve my staff.

    Is this a good trade:
    Get: Samardzija (pitching very good lately)
    Give: Salazar

    thanks!

    • Packers says:
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      @Chris: Yes

    • Blip bloop says:
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      @Chris: I’m currently at looking to outright drop Salazar. If you can get a piece of chewing gum out of him in a deal I’d take it… good luck with that deal I don’t see the other owner going for it

  20. Just cruisin' says:
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    10 team H2H league
    3 OF spots + util = betts, springer, judge, conforto, trumbo (bench)
    RP = watson, norris, hand, holland, will harris

    1) I have an offer – Judge for Thames and Kintzler, is this a good deal?
    2) How would you rank Judge, Conforto, Trumbo?

  21. Wnwdotcom says:
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    Which side guys?

    Side One
    Machado
    Peraza

    Side Two
    Hanley Ramirez
    Gary Sanchez
    Chapman

    Close?

  22. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Polanco is the Dominican Ryan Braun….really productive when healthy but always a play away from the DL. That said, would a trade of Avasail for Poloanco make any sense to you?

  23. JC says:
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    Three questions sir:

    1. I do not compete well in steals and would like to fix that in my 12 teamer, H2H league. Strikeouts are a category so DeShizz has been on the wire for a while. While he won’t correct steals by himself, he could be part of the road to recovery. Is he worth a stab?

    2. Dyson could be part of a trade to help with steals. His anemic hitting and benching are a concern. Would you trade Marwin or Kepler for him? Or wait for call ups and grab a rookie?

    3. Domingo on the wire. I was worried about playing time with Braun, Brinson and Hernan in the mix. Justified concern or grab now?

    My drops in both wire cases would be between Kepler, Marwin and possibly Neris since The Phillies never seem to get him into save situations. My other RP are Melancon and Britton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: 1. Sure 2. Marwin 3. I wouldn’t drop Neris

  24. Wacha Wacha says:
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    In a 12 team roto which of is the best add in your opinion?

    Piscotty, pham, melky, o Herrera, g parra, d perralta

  25. Raylansdad says:
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    Happy Memorial Day, Grey! Who do you like better ROS, Kepler or Ian Happ? 14 team roto. Also, do you have any more of those quaaludes…
    Thanks!

  26. North Correa says:
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    Is it too early to drop Carlos Santana for Bour, LoMo, A. Frazier or D. Travis? Mind ranking those bats ROS?

    Thanks!

  27. Murph says:
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    Grey –
    Dont you get holidays off??

    1 – Better get for Cesar Hernandez – Robbie Ray or Sonny Gray? (or hold?)
    2 – You starting Bundy vs New York?
    3 – Prayer hexagon for Trout! I already lost Freeman!

    Thanks – now go grab a burger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: I wish! 1. Ray 2. Sure 3. Yikes

  28. Chud says:
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    Good stuff!

    Looking at a few bat options in very limited ww pickup full keeper league:

    SMoak, Alonso, Morrison, Schebler, Altherr, Marwin Gonzalez.

    Feel free to rank.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Schebler, Smoak

  29. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m glad you can join me on the anti-Salazar team. I’ve never owned him but I hate watching him pitch. He has 3 pitches: fastballs nowhere near the plate, breaking stuff off the plate down and away glove side and fastballs center cut and juicy. Seems like every hitter goes full count. No ability to command the ball enough to pitch at all. Just chucking and hoping.

    • M says:
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      @OaktownSteve: had him last year. 1st half great, filthy stuff but had a great babip to help lower his WHIP, then 2nd half arm issues and WHIP nightmare. I agree he’s a thrower not a pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: He singlehandedly dropped me four ERA and WHIP points and now I have to rely on Holland… Derek, not Greg or country

  30. lwomack58 says:
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    Trade advice-I offer A. Reed and D. Duffy for Polanco- offering to much-tried Reed straight up but no action from owner. Better to offer Duffy straight?

    J. Ross a streamer for now?

    Is Santana a good pickup?

    thanks for all your help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lwomack58: I’d offer just Duffy… Ross is a streamer in some leagues, I have no idea who Santana is

  31. MikeZ says:
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    What do I do with Salazar in my 12 team 5×5 roto league with no bench? Do I drop him? I could replace him with Matz, who is probably coming off the dl this week, or hold on to him for at least one more week and keep Matz on the DL. Doubt I’ll get him back if I do drop him. I already have Giles, JWilson, and Neris as relievers.

  32. OaktownSteve says:
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    Also, I’m doubling down on stupid. Starting Anderson who I own AND Chatwood who I picked up for the double start weekly. The front half is Coors against Mariners back half is at Petco.

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I’m doing the same with those two. The M’s and Padres have been brutal offensively over the past few weeks.

      What’s up, OTS?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @OaktownSteve: just locked Anderson into NFBC for week. Ms offense has struggled. Coors doesn’t scare me.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @The Great Knoche: after stream dropping marquez last week (waivered by somebody), then streaming/holding t.anderson last week, upon looking at my rotation (h2h 12 with deep benches) and those in FA i decided i can’t drop anderson anymore, and probably will start him. and now j.garcia is sucking me in like this too, i need some safety with carrasco/quintana. sadder part is sabathia is getting into this territory in this league for me too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I don’t want to jinx anything, but I’ve owned Senzatela since he was called up, 7-1 record

  33. Paul says:
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    Should I trade duffy for schwarber? Right now I have yan Gomes and my pitching is pretty good without Duffy… problem is will schwarber ever turn it around? Should I make the deal

    • Blip bloop says:
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      @Paul: lateral move at best most likely. I’d hold. Schwarber was always more bark than bite

  34. The JoGarza says:
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    12-team OPS league.

    A.Russell or Schimpf for my MI spot?

    Yes, Russell has been that bad that I’m even posing this question. FYI, Schimp season OPS is .736, Russell at .633.

  35. Jon says:
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    Thinking ROS – who is at the bottom of this list? Lackey, Andriese, Berrios, Shoemaker, Nova

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Lackey

  36. Andrew Felton says:
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    Trade Pineda for Bellinger? Thanks!

  37. Iggy was offered to me for Alex wood and berios rest of staff is Cole, verlander, cueto all getting hit.

  38. Jon says:
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    Which prospect do you add? Mitch Keller, Vlad Guerrero, Raul Mondesi, AJ Reed, Jesse Winker, Dom Smith, Tyler Beede, Corey Ray

    • Jon says:
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      @Jon: Derek Fisher is an option, too

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Jon: it’s gonna be a go to ralph instance, but neither will tell you mondesi/reed/beede/winker as the best of these. vlad is crazy far off and upside. dom smith is probably the exact opposite.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: I’d ask Ralph

  39. Wil says:
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    Gl with that sell judge piece.

    Roto Champs has him projected for 28 more homers rest of season.

    How many homers you think judge will have rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: Click on a players’ name and you will see our ROS projections

  40. Milarky says:
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    Trying to decide on my last 2 SPs for this week. Which 2 would you start out of:

    Pomeranz (@CHW)
    Shoemaker (MIN)
    Norris (CHW, @KC)

  41. lwomack58 says:
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    Duffy and A.Reed for J. Turner. Fair deal?

  42. Branta says:
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    Over Yonder Alonso or keep it on the Lomo?

    Keeper h2h r/hr/rbi/obp/slg/sb

  43. fredtbn1gs says:
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    Speaking of a Lackey upon your house, I really enjoyed the Yahoo blurb title transition on mobile, from pregame “John Lackey normally dominates L.A.” to postgame “John Lackey has the blues against Dodgers”.

    So, what should I do with Lackey in a 12 team roto (with added QS)?
    1. Hold Lackey and pray he improves
    2. Drop Lackey for SP/RP kind of guy like Peacock or LeBlanc
    3. Drop Lackey for wire options like Tomlin, Biagni, Feldman, Hellickson, Blach, Cashner, Urena, or Clevinger
    4. Wait til Weds and drop Lackey to make room for Paxton
    5. Stream that spot
    6. Drop him for hitting (Gardner, MA Taylor, Harrison, Bell, Schoop and some others, but none really exciting on the wire)

    Thanks as always

  44. Robert says:
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    1. Ender or Gardner?

    2. Do you think Thames turns things around soon or should I sell while he still has value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Ender…. 2. I think he’ll turn it around

  45. Justin says:
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    Ian happ or Logan morrison ROS?

  46. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, I have to bench one of my four 1B/UTIL guys this week but I’m not sure which one. Duda was fantastic last week and faces 7 RHP this week, so I’d like to start him, but I also have C Santana and Encarnacion (facing Mengden, Gray, Manaea, Cotton, Vargas, Duffy, Hammel), plus I have Matt Adams who faces 6 terrible RHP (Nolasco, Daniel Wright, Chavez, Arroyo, Feldman, Bonilla). Normally I’d bench Adams but he has such fantastic matchups this week. Do you have any advice??

    Secondly, I wanted to start Phillips over Forsythe this week at 2B since he is facing the same 6 terrible RHP as Adams. But now he probably will not play today. Would you start Forsythe this week then? He’s been pretty bad since he returned so I wanted to go with Phillips for this week, but now I’m conflicted. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @asdfasdf: Bench Santana… Start Logan

  47. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey,

    8 Category (BB, K, QS, W, ERA, WHIP, K/9, Saves)..

    Who should I start?

    Nova vs ARI
    Martinez @ LAD

    Arizona is last in Runs scored on the road and strikes out in like top 5 so thinking Nova is the safer play even though Im waiting for the regression with him.

    Thanks!!

  48. PK says:
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    I chuckled at the Paxton blurb.

    Hope your holiday weekend is going well!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: You too!

  49. Blip bloop says:
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    This is my rotstion:

    Salazar/lackey/Duffy/severino/wood/Cobb/Nola/ manea/wainwright…

    Now that you’re done laughing.. is going after Samardzija for lackey and Joey Gallo a good idea? Am I even offering enough?

    I need to shore up my pitching…other option is nelson Cruz and Gallo for grienke and samardzija or cueto..

    Thanks for the input. Hope your Memorial Day is relaxing

  50. John says:
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    Drop Lackey for Morton?
    Hang on to Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Drop Salazar…Lackey over a guy on the DL

  51. lt513 says:
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    I have Paxton coming off the DL and wanna skip this song and dance we have coming. Paxton and a player for a better starter? Should I sell high on maybe Dickerson with Paxton maybe Scherzer? Who’s ranked higher than Paxton ROS and I’ll seek them out. Thanks Grey hope you enjoy the holiday man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lt513: If you can get Scherzer for an injured pitcher and Dickerson, go for it

      • lt513 says:
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        @Grey: I can’t I just was starting high, I’ll let him pitch Wednesday and hope for a shut down outing.

  52. Blip bloop says:
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    I’m the guy from above with the garbage rotstion (Salazar/lackey/Duffy/severino/wood/Cobb/Nola/ manea/wainwright)

    I have an offer of $35 Kershaw for a $12 correa in a keepmforever league. My s.s would become a waiver wire guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blip bloop: I’d hold, but maybe change if I knew how deep your league was

      • Blip bloop says:
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        @Grey: 10 team league…

        Other keepers: trout Harper bellinger? Rizzo goldy ….. you can keep 6 guys.

  53. KillerB says:
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    @grey who should I play this week:

    Pick 2: Donaldson, Longoria, Suarez

    Pick 1: Broxton, Fowler, Odubel

    Pick 2: Pedroia, Aledmys, Javier Baez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KillerB: Donaldson, Longo… Broxton…Baez, Diaz

  54. Chris says:
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    Give up archer for Dickerson and tomlin?

  55. Fogimon says:
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    Is this Odor’s Owners Annonymous?

    I am Fogimon, and I am an Odor owner. Who to start this week (weekly league) lineups lock in 1 hour….

    Odor or Travis? Normally I’d ride out Odor waiting for the hot streak, but Travis is IN the hot streak with 7 at home.

    Another weekly question; Altherr or AFrazier for the week?

  56. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Duvall: 29/13/43/3/.274; Springer: 32/11/28/0/.243. Things are moving along swimmingly with that comp.

    Took the plunge on Tyson Ross in a couple of leagues this week. Still a stash for now, but he looked pretty good in his first rehab start. In the current pitching landscape, I think he’s worth a flier.

    It’s funny that you have the Davis and Judge blurbs right next to each other, because I see them as very similar hitters. They’re extremely different from a physical standpoint, obviously, but their batted ball profiles, plate discipline, power, etc. match up well. Judge has the higher ceiling and a near 100 point edge in BA at the moment, but I think they’ll be about even ROS.

    Bautista is one of the most interesting players in baseball to me right now. He looked like he might be riding off into the sunset early on (.174/.297/.256 and a 30.3% K% through May 9th), but he’s been a monster since then (.373/.472/.797, 13.9% BB%, 11.1% K% since May 10th). Age and durability are still concerns, but people are aware of those things, and his overall #s still look mediocre. Buy, sell, or hold? Could really make a case for all of those scenarios.

    Had a strange dream about Mr. Ed terrorizing the local village a few days ago. Took that as a sign to cut Lackey loose. Feel good about being rid of that horse toothed jackass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: I don’t see how you don’t sell Bautista… If you think he’s going to suddenly be his 29-year-old self all season, then hold or buy… You know his team is bad, and you know he’s prone to injuries… He’ll end around .240, 28 HRs… Lackey — HA!

      • Big Magoo

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        @Grey: The point that I was trying to make with Bautista is that people are aware of the age and injury concerns surrounding him, which limits any potential return in a trade, so what would an owner be able to get for him? Maybe a struggling low-end “ace” like Arrieta or Verlander? Maybe less. There’s a case for holding him in that scenario. And if you could acquire him straight up for someone like Duffy, he could be an interesting target there.

        • Grey

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          I hear ya, I’m just saying what Bautista is rather than what he could be if you take his May and extend it out over the next four months… I don’t want Arrieta or Verlander either though… Bautista for Paxton, something like that would interest me, but I think people who held Pax this long think he’s going to stay healthy and be great

          • Big Magoo

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            @Grey: I might bite on Paxton in a shallow league there, but he hasn’t shown the ability to stay on the field. Wouldn’t take him on in a deeper league.

            Salazar for Bautista? Give me Joey Bats there every time.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bautista or Salazar isn’t close… Paxton, agreed with you, I’d take Pax, but I’d expect about 10 starts rest of the year

  57. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Great read brotherman!

    Which one of these SON calls you liking?
    1. Gsellman home vs MIL (Garza)
    2. Nolasaco home vs ATL (Teheran)
    3. Matt Moore home vs Was (Roark)

    All, some, none? 12 starts allowed for the week.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: wow, that’s a BAD day for SON then as all of those are above 7. moore has been ok lately, esp at home, IF you have to do one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pretty iffy

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: not disputing it, just mean that it’s a bad day for streams when ones that high valued are that iffy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              According to SON, it’s gonna be a high offense day

  58. PD says:
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    8 team AL only where SP’s are rare..

    Rolled one die & picked up Mengden to start in place of Biagini this week.

    Do I bench Salazar in hopes that JA Happ makes a surprise appearance this week? Gibby mentioned Happ may start Tuesday but I trust Gibby about as far as I can throw him + he’s already been wrong about Donaldson & Tulo’s early DL returns a few times already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PD: Bench Salazar

  59. Slimcompoop says:
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    Bloomers…old tyme underwear jokes get me. Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy that corn chip cap.

  60. Ed Spinelli says:
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    Hi Memorial Day Grey,
    Dilemma upon dilemma …
    Salazar, yep I own him…Fun City
    Hand, yep, been giving myself plenty of Hand for the last few days…and today handed me my own hand job in reverse….not sure what that means actually but it sounded good. it sure felt good the first couple of times…but today was a lil unsatisfying for sure. Is the padres manager calling Dusty Baker for Bullpen advise…has to be right?

    SO here I go…for my questions which both involve dropping Salazar ( maybe and hand)

    Heres the team as it stands going into Monday
    c-Gattis
    1b- HanleyRam
    2b- Devon Travis & Ian Kinsler
    3B- Longoria
    SS- Villar
    LF- Holliday
    CF- Trout
    RF- Betts
    Bench- Healy (1b/3b)
    Broxton CF
    Cespedes (Lf)

    Pitchers= Nova, Severino, Roark, Slazar, & D.Lamet ( Dropped Wacha for Lament yesterday)
    RPS_ practically non existent
    Diaz, A, Miller, Rosenthal & Hand
    DL- Happ

    SO I have JA Happ coming off Dl this week. JC Rameriz and Wainwright are both on the waiver wire as write this… as well as Huston Street….and looks like Tyson Ross could be returning this weekend…
    I could drop Hand/and or Salazar, D. lament and pick up Street and add him to my DL in place of Happ, then add JC or Wainwright orTyson Ross…
    Or I am open to any other suggestions…I think Ross in Texas could have huge potential…but what do I know..and have been streaming JC with great results….

    Also Stewve mate is on our Waiver and he threw a perfect 5 innings yesterday and looks to come back this weekend as well. So many decisions….

    So what does the Mustached One say…?

    As always much appreciated…
    Champs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ed Spinelli: Drop Salazar…I’d own Wacha over Lamet

      • Ed Spinelli says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, do you think Street will get the closer role once activated?

        Would you drop Hand or Rosenthal to pick up JC Ramirez/Wainwirght or tyson Ross? IF so which one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No on Street… Rosenthal for JC

  61. Shoegum Reynolds says:
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    Some serious belly laughs in todays post Grey…especially the Kershaw/Lester! I am sending you a jar of the most outta-this-world con queso to pour over your corn chip hat because I want you to do more than root for the guy. I want you praying for him cuz I need every blessed inning Pax can toss. I’m even breaking my golden rule by rolling him out for his first start off the DL just in case these turn out to be his last 4 or 5 innings.

  62. Mike says:
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    Should Trout be active in shallow weekly leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I think you have to

  63. H says:
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    Start K Seager in Coors or the red hot Rendon at SF?
    Also are you starting Stroman at home against the Reds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Seager, if you’re not starting Stroman, why do you own him?

  64. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Happy Memorial Day and thanks to all of our heroic Americans who have served our country.
    Is it back to Triple A for Happ. Just k’d 13 out of 23 a.b.’s after a pick triple. 2-22 with a single and 2 walks. Time to drop ?

  65. Birrrdy! says:
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    GAFML?

      • Birrrdy! says:
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        @Grey: LOL! I am so confused!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too!

  66. jon says:
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    Trade Quintana for Salazar? i’m fine with holding for a bit if he will come out of the funk

  67. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Who do you like this week?

    Benintendi – 3 @ cws, 4 @ bal
    C-Dick – 3 @ tex, 3 @ sea
    Polanco – 3 vs ari, 3 @ nym

    Thanks and happy bbq-ing.

      • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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        @Grey: Not starting today.

  68. William Hung says:
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    JC Ram or Jr Guerra?

  69. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Haniger v. Bellinger R.O.S. ? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

  70. Ralphy says:
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    Drop Ender for Schebler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  71. Reece King says:
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    Trade (Points Format)

    Give:
    Bud Norris
    Brandon Kintzler

    Get:
    Ian Desmond
    Ryan Madson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    i really don’t need this, for all my underperformers/injured pitchers across the leagues the only thing saving me in probably 65 or so % of them was wood. doesn’t sound bad, i guess, but let’s get some clarity on ryu or urias so we know who to add immediately. he was kinda balancing lackey pretty much everywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: wait a minute, how do i forget, literally every one of them but kershaw is just getting time off, LAD genius strategy of streaming their own pitchers while keeping their innings from getting too high, as nearly EVERY ONE of them is a career injury risk other than kershaw. so until proven wrong we should literally assume EVERY time one of them goes “DTD” or DL’d (but noted likely to come back soon, as ryu/mccarthy (twice now)/wood. hill is only one we have much of any reason to think was actually injured, and probably mccarthy since he’s always injured. whew, that’s a load off (for probably 6-8 days till we get an update, and if it’s not the extremely likely “wood is suddenly feeling fine and will be back soon” THEN and ONLY then even sweat this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s kinda brilliant, and every team will do it soon

  73. dtbran says:
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    1. Mazara or Schoop ROS redraft (or pretty much the same?)
    2. Peralta or Bregman (own Bregman, hold?)
    Enjoy the holiday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz…Bregman

  74. Green monstahh says:
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    Happy Memorial Day grey!

    H2h pts weekly lock league, league locks for the week soon, I’ll keep it short. Which 2b to start this week? Pedroia, LeMehieu or Devon Travis? They are all playing 7 games.

    Next I have room would you stash Steven matz?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ, Travis

  75. jon says:
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    10 team keeper- roto

    Salazar Piscotty for Desmond and Kyle Hendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your terrible guys for their good ones? Sure

  76. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Is it time to drop Heath Hembree, Troy Mancini, and Adam Warren

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! I’d lose Mancini

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        i still want to drop these players
        Miguel Gonzalez for Ty Blach,
        Trey Mancini for a bat that plays everyday
        send Happ down into the minors

        Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Happ should be in the minors

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            I sent Happ down to the minors

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: hembree is still doing what you clearly have him for (holds), mancini has very much sold out his power to try to hit singles and keep a job (from the results anyway); and if you actually own warren and hembree that’s probably a deep enough holds league to continue to own him too, BUT nobody has any idea who your other options are so can’t really answer any of this authoritatively.

  77. Fungazi says:
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    Wood to the Dodgers Deceitful List

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Fungazi: Wow… at least put someone on the DL who was giving up a ton of runs

      • Fungazi says:
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        @William Hung: Everyone gets a turn!

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Fungazi: i keep forgetting this, i for about 20 minutes was freaking out. it’s actually a VERY good idea for LAD in real life, they get to control everybody’s innings and since pretty much every one of these guys outside kershaw actually is an injury risk it’s good for their REAL health as well.

          another part that is genius is that if MLB comes after them for what they are doing (which they won’t as MLB has never cared about making anybody use objective doctors) just note that this political regime already eliminated facts as objective entities back on days 1 and 2 (singing telegram boy spicer and the hannibal lector face woman) when they literally told the world that their eyes and professional estimators were just wrong that only about 1/3 of the people at the women’s protest actually showed up to trump’s inaug, and not from their eyes being incorrect, but that nobody but the white house gets to issue what “facts” even are. so it’s not the state of somebody’s body that indicates whether they are hurt or not, it’s who has the right to claim it publicly what makes it a fact or not. and since these pitchers are LAD players, this means they are factually in charge of whether they are “hurt” or not.

          so the old line about “there are such things as private opinions but not private facts” is out the window, as the official position of our country at it’s highest levels.

  78. William Hung says:
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    Rolling out Peacock @ Min and then Bauer v. Oak tomorrow to kick off my SP streaming this week. Feeling like Austin Powers right now – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkzMA1jrm00

    Pissed Ces hit a setback cause I had picked up Tyson Ross as my new DL stash but then had to drop him once the setback news came out. Fun fact though – ESPN cited that the Mets lead the league in runs scored since Ces went down… that’s just to show how bad their pitching has been this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting on the Mets

  79. elvi merkel is dank says:
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    Carlos Santana or Josh Bell??? who to start today…hmmmmm??

  80. elvi merkel is dank says:
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    Grey… make your magic…
    (1b) Carlos Santana or Josh Bell??? (C) Y. Grandal or G. Sanchez
    THE LINEUP is Harsh today>>>>

      • elvi merkel is dank says:
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        (C) Grandal vs (SP) Leake – and G. Sanchez vs ( SP) D. Bundy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Gary

  81. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Rendon or Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  82. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, Drop Happ for Duda, Reddick or Buxton?

    Have A Jones in lineup, he missed games and now scratched.. Your trust him this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  83. Fungazi says:
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    What happened to Zimmer? Indians brought up a top prospect as a bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t face lefties

  84. JC says:
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    Please rank….Tomas, Schebler, Kepler, Melky. Ten category hitting league so walks and strikeouts matter. Is that called a standard league at ESPN? New to this lingo! Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler, Tomas

  85. The Great Knoche says:
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    Inflamated left sternovicular joint.

    The Dodgers arent even bothering to use real medical terms anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  86. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Bellinger v. Conforto R.O.S. ? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Yeeeaaaahhhhh Grey – I’m sure JeF liked that choice too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            @Grey: the more appropriate response woulda been agree with F

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  87. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: would you start a Frazier over Odor this week?

    Frazier – 3 vs Ari, 3 @ nym
    Odor – 3 vs tb, 3 vs hou

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  88. Reece King says:
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    Ariel vs. Tampa or JC @ Minn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ariel

  89. Gb says:
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    Drop Ross for lamet and start lamet vs cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  90. Dommattingly says:
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    Renfroe, Baez, or Adam Frazier?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  91. Gb says:
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    Streaming Pomeranz @white sox and maybe keep him on your team or F Pom ?

    Pom or lamet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Pom there

  92. PB&J says:
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    My Wood and Manaea for his Tulo and Wheeler? Happy Memorial Day, Mr Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood side, you too!

  93. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Bellinger @ Leake
    Gyorko vs. Rich Hill
    Parra vs. Gaviglio in Coors

    Please pick 2, and have a wonderful Memorial Day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Gyorko

  94. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Haniger v. Renfroe, R.O.S. ? Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

      • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    guessing this de leon stuff is real enough to just grab with worst spot in nearly all leagues if possible, i know i did this last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I grabbed him everywhere

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: only issue being we’re getting to that part of the year where in moves per week leagues just HOW many guys are coming up from now till sunday.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: would you drop j.ross for him in a 14 teamer with QS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: I have Bauer set to go tomorrow v. OAK, but he’d be my drop if De Leon is worth the swap. For comparison sake – how is he compared to Berrios?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d prefer De Leon over Bauer

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: Part of me thinks he might be here for Erasmo insurance and get sent down after the game – do you think he’s up here for good?

                • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                  @William Hung: this possibility would SUCK.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That seems likely

                  • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                    @Grey: yep seeing the newest comment on rotoworld and consarndit , good news is the best SP i dropped is chavez across all leagues pretty much. bad news is in leagues with 4 /5/7 moves per week i used one in all but one where possible.

  96. Milarky says:
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    I see Jorge Polanco has not awful numbers on the ROS player rater. What are your thoughts on him? I’m down a SS (we start 2) so I’m scouring the wire and looking at trades. Polanco is available, as is Andrelton. Both seem like terrible pickups, so curious if you think Polanco can be anything decent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s terrible

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Hah! Thanks for the honesty. I’m holding out for better. I just can’t bring myself to claim either of those jerkoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    AL only, morton or hahn goes to the shitter first to grab de leon? probably morton from injury estimates. man i love being lucky and stuck at computer when thsi stuff goes down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn

  98. Roger Podacter says:
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    Dropped Salad-Czar – will be dropping King Kenta next, just waiting for JD’s bat to pick up.

    Miss you Grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miss you more!

  99. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    different league, corbin/karns/morton dropped first for de leon. DL’s filled already with semien/freeman. 20 teamer, can’t drop those bats. i’m almost going with corbin off hand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        @Grey: interesting, i’d have thought him last dropped, in fact almost didn’t mention him. you have some info his injury is worse than morton’s or just didn’t trust his performances as compared to morton’s (when good)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s the injury timetables? I’d go with whoever is due back last

        • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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          @Sinkhole Demayo: must be the elbow nature of karns’ thing, even if claims “he might only miss one start”.

          • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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            @Sinkhole Demayo: the comments i’ve seen claim morton longer, but we’re talking about ONE comment and it was from like yesterday. karns has also had like ONE or so comments, one of which the claim “of maybe one start missed, but we don’t know” (as if more than like 4% of these claims ever KNOW anything). the elbow thing could be scarier though, just from being elbow.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kind of a coin flip

  100. Chad Bowling says:
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    Deal miggy and koda for Trumbo and Paxton? 12 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  101. Just cruisin' says:
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    What do you think of this trade: Betts and Rendon for Bryant?

    Thanks for your advice – much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  102. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Drop Franco for Healy, Gallo, C. Taylor, or Flores?

    Bench bat: Bour, Perez, Duda, Maybin, Schleber?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • SF says:
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        Hi Grey,

        Drop Franco for Healy, Gallo, C. Taylor, or Flores?

        Bench bat: Bour, Perez, Duda, Maybin, Schleber?

        [email protected]Grey:

        So no to dropping Franco. Got it.

        Which of the these would you want as a bench bat?
        Bour, Perez, Duda, Maybin, or Schleber?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Schebeler

  103. lwomack58 says:
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    Add De Leon drop J. Ross?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @lwomack58: i got a no to that exact one, BUT mine was in a QS 14 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  104. Mike says:
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    Conforto or Turner as obp keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s Turner?

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: trea

  105. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, in a vacuum, how fast are you accepting my Maurer for his Polanco?

    Memorial Day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco side

  106. lwomack58 says:
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    Ty Blach vs J. Ross-which is better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  107. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you think Jon Gray is a good stash. I have the DL spot open or could go with T. Ross also. Even thou he is not doing very well at Round Rock right now-given up 6 runs in 2.2 innings.

    • William Hung says:
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      @lwomack58: where did you get those numbers from? I thought he only had 1 rehab start so far with 5 innings and no runs? He’s making a 2nd one today

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @William Hung:

        He’s pitching at Round Rock right now. Just finished 2nd inning.

        • lwomack58 says:
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          @lwomack58:

          Looks like their stretching him out. Up to 84 pitchs n counting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you drop J. Ross for T. Ross

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  108. Robert says:
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    De Leon or Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Leon for now

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Taillon now – De Leon to AAA

  109. Skeezix says:
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    How much hope are you holding out for Salazar at this point? I’m short a SS, but I’d have to give up Salazar for the Gregorius D.I.D.(I). It seems like an awful sell-low to me, but Salazar is so frustrating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No hope

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Do you think Gregorius is fair return? I’m not doing very well this year, but I don’t want to give up either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you can get anything for Salazar, you’re doing well

  110. Slimcompoop says:
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    Which side would you take…Cole and Duffy OR just Kluber? K/9 league. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: One last one…Bradley Jr., Schwarber, or a corn chip hat for the rest of the season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, Bradley

  111. dustyfingers says:
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    Who’s a better pickup, Renfroe, Kepler, D Santana or Schebler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  112. H says:
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    Alex Colome or Kenebel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knebel

  113. Vee says:
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    LOL resisting a rest.. nice

    Jeremy hellickson… hold on to him or time to drop/stream?
    And is altherr droppable now?

    Our wire has folty, Miranda, E Ramirez, Ty blach, freeland, chatwood, oh and taijuan walker just got dropped too….

    Rank best 2 or 3 please? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Hell and Altherr… Eduardo, Oh

      • Vee says:
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        @Grey: sorry I meant Oh as in “oh”, not seung-hwan-oh the closer being dropped hehe. Taijuan as the alternative then? Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eduardo, Folty

  114. Peacock says:
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    Peacock mowing down the Twins right now, if he keeps a spot in the rotation (which he seems to have at the moment) is he a hold or a stream in a standard 12 team roto mixed league? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

      • Peacock says:
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        @Grey: That was quick, thanks!

        • William Hung says:
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          @Peacock: that ended poorly for Peacock

          Went from thinking I made the right call picking him over Roark to regretting it

  115. peacecoast says:
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    ROS rank Kepler> Adams>Zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: drop mazara or vmart to pick up one of those guys. or both?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vmart

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: thank you sir. it’s 50 deg in boston today btw.
            what should i watch when i finish The Leftovers? Loved it. Oh nvm Fargo season 3!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Season 3 of Fargo’s a bit disappointing

  116. Dan says:
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    Another question with Hellickson, exciting stuff.

    I need to drop either Hellickson or Hand to make room for JA Happ. Do you think it’s worth holding onto Hand to see if he gets traded and could close somewhere else, or let him go and hope Hellickson turns it around? Thanks a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hellickson

  117. Packers says:
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    A guy offered me Hanley for Godley. Am I missing something here? Hanley has !B and OF eligibility. Take Hanley right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Hanley

  118. Nightpandas says:
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    Think Lugo might be a good stash? Could be back this weekend…15 teams dropping bench bat Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  119. William Hung says:
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    Yet another “sell” call to add to your record: Duffy out 6-8 weeks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that sucks

  120. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 5, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Mark Trumbo, Brandon Drury.
    get- Roberto Osuna, Lorenzo Cain.

    I only have Justin Wilson closing.
    I’m low in R/SB, but good in HR/RBI.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Cervelli. 1B- Pujols. 2B- Forsythe. 3B- Belre. SS- Machado. IN- Owings.
    OF- Trumbo. OF- Duvall. OF- Pillar. OF- MAdams. UT- Duda.
    BN- Alonso, Drury, Pham, RjDavis, ARosario, Hoskins.
    DL- Pollock.
    SP- GCole. SP- Manaea. RP- JWilson. RP- Bradley.
    P- Kahnle. P- Nova. P- Nola.
    BN- Berrios, Lackey, Cotton, DeLeon.
    DL- Bumgarner. DL- Taillon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  121. BDubs says:
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    In standard 5×5 plus SLG & BBs, was offered Bellinger for my Billy Hamilton, who is my only consistent source of SBs. Already doing above average in the power categories. Have Freeman on the DL. Currently using Tommy Joseph as a replacement. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bellinger

  122. Joeg414 says:
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    Who should I keep on the DL , other I would Cut. Duffy or C.Morton? Re-Draft

    • William Hung says:
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      @Joeg414: I’d say to cut Morton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, I’d likely hold Duffy

  123. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    I have a guy in my league that’s all over Maeda. Which would be your choices (and which aren’t worth it):

    1. Sonny Gray and Kintzler for Maeda (drop Rivero)
    2. Sonny Gray and Neris for Maeda (drop Rivero)
    3. Robertson or Osuna for Maeda
    4. Hold

    SP is DeGrom, McCullers, Fulmer, Nova, Maeda, Samardjzia
    RP is Giles, Melancon, Betances, Hand and Rivero

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2, 1 , 3, Osuna

  124. Roger Podacter says:
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    Seems like yesterday we used to razz the bros,
    we suggest trades, you “Pass” and “No.”
    So far from looking on the wire for gold,
    Lothario, they got to know this,
    Hyped prospects, what we dream to see,
    Words can’t express how much I need the speed,
    and though JB’s gone, we’re still a team,
    Through the razz-crew we’ll fulfill the dream,
    In the future can’t wait to see,
    How many times I’m gonna win the league,
    Reminisce sometimes, 6 for 6, Three knocks and Ten,
    Try to black it out but it plays again.
    Give anything to read half a blurb,
    I’m saying Grey Albright has a way with words

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  125. Jason Murray says:
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    Last two bench spots in 10-team, H2H keeper: D. Travis, Victor Martinez, Duda, Bour? Position doesn’t matter. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour, Duda

  126. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    grey you starting stroman vs cincy at home tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  127. goodfold2 says:
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    NOW I’m completely F’d. Salazar/short term wood/carrasco with his little thing, Paxton at least back, NOW DUFFY! MF’er.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, crap

    • hal_incandenza says:
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      @goodfold2: Can relate. I have Salazar and Wood in both of my leagues.

      In one league, before Carrasco started having his issues, I dealt him for Judge. I’m feeling pretty good about pulling that trigger right now. I feel that even in a league with transaction limits, I can fend for SPs much easier than a guy that can be a boon to my offense. I am hoping for some of that good fending right now with Salazar and Wood down.

      Thanks to SON, I streamed Gsellman today in my H2H, and Razz is likely to continue to be involved in the process going forward.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @hal_incandenza: yeah gsellman is the only thing that didn’t blow up in my face today, BROCKTUNE! also i trouble. and he’s back in bullpen soon.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: it’s getting to be like football where the injury luck determines a LOT. sounds like brocktune is fine, ankle sprains are one of the few things that can look/feel really bad while not being a long term thing. this “might miss a couple of days” is pretty much shite though, full mobility takes longer.

  128. Van Hammersly says:
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    Grey: Which side of this trade do you prefer–Judge/Bogaerts vs. Conforto/Story?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  129. lwomack58 says:
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    Morales, Smoak, Belt at 1st-

    Also Mekly, Peraza and Puig on wire-Drop Broxton for one of these?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Morales over Smoak or Belt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither

  130. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am dumping Miguel Gonzalez for Ty Blach

    I need a healthy bat. These are my choices:

    Robbie Grossman
    Gennett
    Flowers
    Pham
    Amarista
    Freese
    Montero
    Marisnick
    Gomes
    Nava
    Seth Smith
    Matt Adams
    Hazelbaker
    Gift Ngoepe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        or should I bring up Bradley Zimmer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not yet

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok when?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            would you trade Kyle Hendricks for Blackmon?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                trout has a torn UCL ligament in his thumb. Heading to the DL for 1st time in his career. If he has surgery out 5-8 weeks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ouch

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    do i bring up Zimmer or get someone of the wire?

                    Choices are:

                    Maybin
                    Marisnick
                    Kendrick
                    Pham
                    Grossman
                    Jose Martinez

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Pham

  131. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Sunday Santana just Lee Trevino’d a Geeseman meatball to dead center. Guy’s heating up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not even Sunday!

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: True that! I watched Peacock’s start and he looked better than the line suggests. I think he has Alex Wood-type K potential from last year. Happy to have him rostered

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he was on everyone’s wedding register early on, then they dropped him

  132. jon says:
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    TITO FRANCONA…. I SWEAR TO GOD……Why leave Carrasco in there for the 7th . Giving pen a rest? yeah well my fantasy team doesn’t care about that!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  133. Brett says:
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    Bregman has been hot lately another bomb today. Would you deal him and taijuan walker for odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Odor

  134. joe is a popular name says:
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    drop Bour for Bregman? or find someone else. 12 team, standard roto

    C: Avila
    1B: Zimm
    2B: Segura
    3B: Seager
    SS: Lindor
    OF: Mookie, Giancarlo, Judge
    UTIL: Broxton, Bour
    DL: Justin Turner, Freeman, Dahl

    SP: Cole, Nola, Hill, Nova, Bundy, Manaea, (Streamer, currently Tyler Anderson)
    RP: Brach, Melancon, Hand
    DL: Wood, Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  135. Tank1 says:
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    Keeper league, who is the better stash – Haniger or Duffy? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  136. mrbaseball says:
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    I am offered in keeper league Y. Tomás Ari – LF,RF for M. Kepler Min – CF,RF – should I hold or made the trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  137. William Hung says:
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    So it looks like Tanner Roark has straightened himself out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad today

  138. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Feel like whenever I check my phone another player is injured.. looks like I need to replace polanco and trout. These guys are available.. if you can rank a few of them so I know how to set waivers that would be great:
    -Altherr
    -bour
    -ender
    -hicks
    -Gardner
    -Logan Morrison
    -maikel Franco

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco, LoMo

  139. jon says:
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    10 team roto

    Piscotty for Taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  140. Nightmare! says:
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    Hey Greylord! In the Vegas airport right now waiting to head back to STL. Boy oh boy were you right…..ka was terrrrrrrrrrrible! So boring, total snooze fest! Couldn’t convince my wife to change her mind but she didn’t care much for it either.

    Going forward ROS
    Gardner, kepler, or Ian happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I told you! Kepler

  141. JC says:
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    Sugar Cain for Odorizzi? Fair enough or is KC just not going to score runs all year long?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  142. Robert says:
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    First Freeman and now Trout, I need help. Better pick up : K. Broxton, Schebler, Pham, Ender, Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  143. swaggerjackers says:
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    @Grey: Please pick 1 OF to drop in a weekly H2H league: Dahl, Haniger, Odubel, Happ, Zimmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No easy answer, guess Haniger

  144. chris pierce says:
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    Any news on Polanco. Man this guy is hurt all the time.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @chris pierce: rotoworld who’s underplaying this:
      “Gregory Polanco is expected to miss a couple games after being diagnosed with a sprained right ankle.
      It certainly could have been much worse after Polanco needed to be carted off the field Monday when he tweaked his ankle as he ran into the side wall in the outfield. However, it appears that he’s managed to avoid a serious injury.” you aren’t 100% in “a few days” with this

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guessing a DL stint

  145. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    guessing at present hold de leon over paulino, the latter’s minor stats this year not good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hold for a sec

  146. lwomack58 says:
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    Renfroe over Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  147. Crime Dog says:
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    Is de Leon going to get starts or just be a middle reliever like they’re saying? Not really trying to add a MR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right now, no starts scheduled for him, that could change by this weekend

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Crime Dog: holy crap this brings up how like 4/5 years ago erasmo was a diluted version of de leon (less prospect status). we were younger and i had more pigment in my pretty much same amount of hair.

  148. Nuggetflazer says:
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    Rank please need two best ROS: Schebler, Logan Morrison, Domingo Santana, Chris Taylor. Positions not a huge deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler, LoMo

  149. Sano it's your birthday says:
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    Hey GREY happy Memorial Day I got 3 offers today my corner looks like this RIZZO BELLINGER BREGMAN SANO ENCARNACION and CASTELLANOS .

    All three deals involved Greinke
    Deal one for Encarnacion
    Deal two for bellinger deal three for Sano

    Wourld you trade any of these 3 guys season long non keeper 6X6 12 teams

    My pit homing is
    Paxton
    Lester
    Happ
    musgrove
    Bundy
    Wheeler
    Jc Ramirez
    Vargas
    I have been streaming musgrove wheeler and JC all season

    Also is castellanos drop worthy???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take greinke for Sano, drop Castellanos

  150. fredtbn1gs says:
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    If I were trading Dickerson, who should I target of the follinwg:
    Archer, Godley, Porcello, Severino, Cole, Ray, Maeda, Keuchel

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @fredtbn1gs: Keuchel, Cole, Archer, Ray in that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel, Archer, Severino, Ray

  151. John says:
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    Points League:
    Dickerson and Robbie Ray for Kershaw and Chris Davis?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @John: Please tell me you’re on the Kershaw end

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  152. MartySV says:
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    Hey Grey, great write up! My question: Would you drop any of the following for Pham? Schebler, Healy, Holliday? I could also drop Hellickson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  153. Mello Yello says:
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    Thank goodness I’m not in a position that I have to make rash decisions concerning Brandon Maurer…like who the hell knows?

    Gallo’s Pole…it’s a likable Aaron Judge!!…especially when you’re in a SLG% league and despise the Yankees.

    Justin Smoak…it’s finally happening…I went to school with him at USC…this is everything he was and more.

    Someday when I’m lonely
    Wishing you weren’t so far away
    Then I will remember
    Cody Bellinger today (#Bombs)

    The Super 2 Rules Suck A Super Dick Playlist:

    1.) Nothingness – Living Colour
    2.) Gallow’s Pole – LedZep (my love affair of Joey Gallo is completely dangerous)
    3.) The What – Notorious B.I.G. f/ Method Man
    4.) Black Jesus – 9 Lazy 9
    5.) Falling Away From Me – Korn
    6.) Rite Where You Stand – Gangstarr f/ Jadakiss
    7.) Duppy Conqueror – Bob Marley & Lee Scratch Perry
    8.) I Could Have Lied – Red Hot Chili Peppers
    9.) Red Lights Indicate Doors Are Secure – Arctic Monkeys
    10.) Pretty Noose – Soundgarden (by far my fave Soundgarden song ever…wow what a voice)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  154. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Which two do you like most ROS (11 tm keeper, roto)? J Ross, McCarthy, Taillon, JA Happ

    Thanks!

  155. dfrench23 says:
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    14-team roto…rank H.Renfroe, B.Buxton and Shin-Soo Choo please.

  156. Chaz says:
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    If you were sell Judge in a 12 team, 5 player keeper league, what talent-level of player would you be looking at flipping him for straight up? Should Judge be someone considered capable of crossing that threshold into top 5 keeper talent this season?

  157. lucasred says:
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    Jbj or bregman of maybin

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