I’d like to dedicate this post to all the mothers out there, and to the most important mother in most of our lives, Manny Machado.  The Oxford Dictionary defines mother, “something that is an extreme or ultimate example of its kind especially in terms of scale.”  So, one can say that Manny Machado is the mother of all shortstops and 3rd basemen.  Yesterday, on Machado’s Day, a true mother in the most arcane sense, he went 2-for-4, 6 RBIs with two homers (8, 9).  He’s gaining shortstop eligibility for next year because Hardy hurt himself and the Orioles realized that necessity is the Machado of invention.  So, next year, is there any way he’s not in the top three overall for all of fantasy?  I guess if he gets hurt.  Did I just jinx him?  What a Machado f**ker!  Whatever the case, there’s no way I can pay you back, but the plan is to show you that I understand; you are appreciated.  Sweet Manny, don’tcha know, I love ya (Dear Machado).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  I picked him up on Friday because the Hitter-Tron liked him this weekend, and am holding him until he cools off.  Alvarez is the type to hit five homers in a week, which might be confirmation bias or some other term I learned in Psych 101.  Maybe it was the Odubel Complex.

Mark Trumbo – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .325.  Who was the jackhole who said to sell him on Friday?  I am that hole of jack.  I stand by that; he’ll be hitting .275 by July or injured.  Mark my words!  Not with a permanent marker.  Now, you’ve written on your computer screen.

Jonathan Schoop – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .257.  *pulls into driveway, looks into the backseat, realizes you dropped kids off but didn’t pick them back up from the mall*  Now replace mall with waivers and kids with Schoop.

Joey Rickard – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .286.  Rickard is like the Chris Tillman (6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.05) of hitters.  You prolly will find guys on waivers you want more than Rickard (or Tillman) in mixed leagues, but in AL-Only leagues, these are the kind of guys that can win your league.

John Jaso – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Not sure if everyone is aware of it, but John Jaso is a white guy with dreads.  I will now call him, John Ja-Snow.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer as he continues to bat third.  I don’t want to ruin a good thing, but am I the only one that thinks it’s completely bonkers how a manager could think a guy is an eight-hole hitter one day, then the team’s three-hole hitter the next day?  I mean, I never thought Polanco was an eight-hole hitter, but Hurdle must’ve, right?

Adam Wainwright – Went against Jeff Locke on Saturday.  Here’s an experiment.  One pitcher went 6 IP, 3 ER and has a 4.68 ERA.  One pitcher went 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER and has a 6.30 ERA.  Do you know which one has the 6.30 ERA?  Do you care?  Would you own Locke if he had a 6.30 ERA?  Then why do you own Wainwright?  These are questions for you later today when you pretend to go to the bathroom for 20 minutes to avoid your family.

Stephen Piscotty – 4-for-5, 1 run and his 2nd steal, hitting .323.  Damn, when did he become the best Cards hitter?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!  I think Piscotty’s being modest.

Jesse Hahn – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER and optioned back to Triple-A.  Jesse has a trend.  Yeah, I know it’s not been a good trend to shine.  Lately something’s changed it ain’t hard to define, Jesse wants to let it hurl but the A’s want it refined.  And Billy Beane’s watching him with those eyes!  And he’s loving’ him with that body, I just know it’s the other Billy Bean.

Rich Hill – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.39.  Sure is taking people a long time to pick up Rich Hill.  Here’s a sniglet for that:  procraSPinate.

Kendall Graveman – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 5.74.  Graveman has really sunk.  Pun points!

Brandon Phillips – 0-for-4, but two homers on Saturday, and five homers in the last five days.  Six days ago, The Ghost of Marge Schott floated into Cincy on the cloud of Pall Mall smoke, flicked a magic cigarette ash by the 2nd base bag where Phillips stands, said something mildly racist and floated away.  Since that day, well, you see the results.  Magic Pall Mall ash doesn’t last longer than a week, so I expect Phillips to return to hitting weak grounders soon.

John Lamb – Left yesterday’s game with a lead in the 4th due to a problem with his pitching hand.  The baseball scorer, which is the greatest, easiest, most ridiculous job in the world after pretending to be Banksy, should be able to award the win to Lamb, because I streamed him and can’t buy a frickin’ win.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and four homers in the last seven games.  All last week I said Duvall was a hot schmotato, now, all this week, I’ll wonder why you don’t pay attention.

Aaron Hill – 1-for-4, but three homers on Saturday.  One person had Hill and Phillips on Saturday in a DraftKings contest, their username was BiffTannen1955.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.74.  On Saturday, everyone got a chance to turn and point at Nelson and derisively laugh, ‘Ha HA!’

Scooter Gennett – Ready for his rehab assignment.  Call him, Training Wheels Gennett.

Nathan Eovaldi – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.78.  This game came against the Red Sox and, if you started him here, you have larger huevos than me.  Or maybe that’s hu-Eovaldis.

David Price – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.75.  Red Sox manager, John Farrell, said Price is healthy.  That’s exactly what you want to hear.  Next thing that’s coming, the Red Sox saying he needs Tommy John surgery.  Maybe Price is putting too much pressure on himself to turn around his season.  Like each game is the playoffs.

Steven Wright – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.52.  The Red Sox spent all of that money in free agency during the offseason and all they needed to find Steven Wright was scout the comedy clubs.  There is a bit of precedent here for a knuckleballer doing nothing his whole career then appearing to be a Cy Young pitcher for a year — see R.A. Dickey.  Can Wright do the same?  I suppose, but do to the unpredictable nature of the knuckler, I wouldn’t mess with him.  By the way, Steven Wright says,”Hilary Clinton is running for precedent.”

David Ortiz – 2-for-4 and two homers (8, 9).  All kidding aside, why retire if you’re Ortiz?  Obviously he can still hit, and that’s all he does.  How much does he work each year?  Maybe a combined twelve hours?  Few minutes in the on-deck circle, few minutes in the batter’s box, few minutes running around the bases.

Julio UriasDodgers manager and playoff base stealer, Dave Roberts, said Urias could join the team in a bullpen role.  The Dodgers asked Urias if he thought he could handle a bullpen role and he gave them his patented three-minute wink.

Ross Stripling – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 Hit, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  Yo, T Pain, tell ’em!  I fell in love wit’ a Stripling.  Yo, prematurely balding man, tell ’em!  She usually charges $25 for a dance, but only charged me $20.  So, our love is mutual.  Stripling barely had an under-4 ERA in Double-A last year, so his success is obviously goofy like Elizabeth Warren.  I’d do some fantasy baseball streaming on Stripling with the Stream-o-Nator, but it would have to be a bit deeper of a league than your uze 12’er mixed.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .275.  Did Mattingly move on with the one stipulation that Joc needs to bat at the bottom of the lineup and Justin Turner (0-for-3) needs to bat third?  Cause that shizz has stopped being cute.  Turner seemed like a late bloomer last year, but that carriage is a pumpkin, and he’s a platoon/utility player that should not be batting third.

Marco Estrada – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.39.  Light bulb!  Jays should trade for Jimmy Nelson, Jungmann, Davies and Wily Peralta and fix them like they fixed Estrada and not like how Chris Martin fixed Gweny.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting over .400 in the last week with two homers.  Hot schmotato alert!

Drew Stubbs – Signed with the Rangers, because the Rangers need more reasons to bench DeShields.  #DeFailed.

A.J. Griffin – Left Saturday’s game with shoulder stiffness.  The weight of carrying around that xFIP finally got to him.

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and two homers on Saturday, which comes about three days after I said he looked like he couldn’t hit a ball out of Coors.  I got me some prescience, which is a word Carl Everett is scared of.

Delino DeShields – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Watch him get hot now.  All kidding aside, he is a solid three-game series away from being exactly where we thought he would be.  Just call me Delino DeLusion.

Bobby Wilson – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, a grand slam.  Wilson’s homer gave the Rangers the win over the Tigers, and just last week Wilson was traded from the Tigers to the Rangers.  After the game, Wilson said through a translator, “I’m just happy to help my new team.”  The translator was another volleyball with a face drawn on it.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 5.40. Verlander works best under pressure, and Kate Upton said he needed to abandon the curve or she would.

Ervin Santana – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER as he returned from the DL.  The Ervin Berlin Wall separates the owned pitchers from the free and Ervin stays on the free side, and, remember, you can’t spell Ervin Santana without EST, which is an outgrowth of the human potential movement, though I agree with Felicity, it seems like BS, and can’t we kill Pastor Tim at Epcot?!

Tyler Duffey – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  So hard for me to trust a guy like Duffey that tops out at 90 MPH, but his xFIP (3.50), K-rate (8.8) and walk rate (2.1) are all solid.  I’d be lying if I said I was picking him up, but there’s a case to be made for it.  I’m obviously not making that case.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .450 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  Funny (not funny) that the White Sox are doing so well as a team thanks to their pitching (2.84 team ERA), when I think most would’ve thought it was their hitting.  Is Chicago ready for an all-Chicago World Series?  I’m gonna guess no.

Gio Gonzalez – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.19 vs. Jason Hammel 5 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 1.85.  The Favorable Matchup Gods have been to every one of Gio and Hammel’s starts prior, but, on Saturday, they were in Teaneck, New Jersey where a father was playing his 11-year-old in Trivial Pursuit.

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  I mean, he’s no Joe Ross, but he’s having a solid year, and I see no reason why it shouldn’t continue.

Jake Arrieta – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.13.  Not to sound like a broken record, but his peripherals just haven’t been as good as last year thus far, but his peripherals just haven’t been as good as last year thus far, but– Sorry.

Javier Baez – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Since he didn’t start, I’ll say it for you — sonavabench!

Travis d’Arnaud – Had a setback with his shoulder and Terry Collins called the news “pretty discouraging.”  Sure hope Ron Popeil didn’t draft d’Arnaud, Hundley or Mesoraco, because you have to check in, and there’s no set it and forget it here.

Bartolo Colon – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  In this game, he also pitchslapped James Shields (6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners 5 BBs, 8 Ks, 3.60 ERA).  The home run by Bartolo was the most impressive action ever by a Colon in San Diego that didn’t involve expelling a drug-filled condom.

Matt Harvey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Before we declare Harvey back, let’s see it again vs. a major league team.

Andrew Cashner – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K, but left with a hamstring cramp.  Take two weeks until you’re back in Petco because no one’s starting you in away games anyway.

Mike Moustakas – Hit the DL with a broken thumb.  It always astounds me how poor team doctors are for players being paid millions of dollars.  A nurse in an elementary school, who is really a sexual predator disguised as a nurse, could diagnosis a broken thumb, yet for five days the Royals said Moustakas had a bruise.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 1-for-4 as he takes over 3rd base for the Royals.  His name sounds like it would only come up in situations like this:  “Did you know our butler’s real name was Cheslor Cuthbert?” as someone reads an obituary.  Cheslor Cuthbert doesn’t have much fantasy value for mixed leagues, but he can sure open a door.

Ian Kennedy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  I swear to you, I’ve only owned Kennedy for one start all year and it was the one start where he was hit around (5 IP, 5 ER vs the Angels).  Might’ve been the only start where he gave up runs.  I have about as much luck with Kennedy as the Kennedys had with staying alive.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  You can’t Hosmer without homers!  And you can’t spell Eric without rice, and I’m hungry.

Josh Tomlin – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.72, and moves his record to 5-0.  Through 29 innings, he has two walks.  He’s about one K per nine away from being a guy that could have a good Phil Hughes-type year, but is currently in the bad Phil Hughes-type year area.  The Stream-o-Nator does like his next start though, so I’d stream him for one start, then reevaluate.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  Since I’m obsessed with his moms, I wonder if she’s showing her nipples in photos taken in Cleveland.  That custom of hers feels more like a big city thing.  Maybe I should send her a politely-worded email and ask.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .224.  Yup, he’s totally a leadoff hitter.  About as much of a leadoff hitter as, say, Juan Uribe.

Martin Prado – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .396.  At the end of this game yesterday, Prado led the majors in average.  Up until this year, the most likely inference from that would be Prado is the most average player.

Jonathan Gray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Now has back-to-back gems, which will do him no good when he goes back to Coors for his next start.  Unfortunately, I can’t endorse Gray.  Damn, I sound like my dad.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.17, which is also Cougs’s home area code.  Cougs better not be sleeping with Samardzija!

Taijuan Walker – Left Friday’s game early with a sore neck, but played catch on Sunday, and felt fine.  Then he walked into the horizon with the backup catcher, and, as their silhouettes faded into the distance, Cat’s in the Cradle played.

Robinson Cano – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, and his 3rd homer this weekend.  I give up; you win; please stop.

Lance McCullers – Could return this week.  I’m getting Aroldis and McCullers back in the same week?  What have I done to deserve such wonderful?  Was it the time I helped get that kitten out of a tree?  Was it when I rescued that drowning man?  Was it when I called the police on a drug dealer and then said it was this guy I didn’t like that snitched?

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Still not pitching close to where he was the last two years peripheral-wise, but his xFIP is more than a run below his ERA, and he does seem more like a 3.60 ERA guy than his current 4.70.

Collin McHugh – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.50.  Put that in one hand, and his next start at Fenway in your other hand and you have two empty hands.  How can you put a start in a hand?  Are you daft?

Evan Gattis – Was sent down to…Hmm, a pitcher is sent down to stretch out his arm, but a player sent down to practice being catcher is what?  Sent down to fold his knees?  Crouch his gams?  Stretch out his mitt?  Not sure, but Gattis has caught before so he shouldn’t need much time to become the Astros catcher, maybe a week to two (stutterer!).  If you’re struggling at catcher, I’d stash him now.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-3, 2 runs and 3 steals (11, 12, 13).  That’s a steal for every syllable of his nickname, Monchichi.

Adonis Garcia – Sent down to Triple-A.  Isn’t he, like, the Braves 2nd best hitter?  He was tied for 2nd in homers, RBIs, 3rd in runs and their 4th best average hitter.  Granted, all of those marks would be dead last on a major league team, but, seriously, dubya tee eff?

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 7.36.  This game came in Atlanta, which means Shelby has something like a 0.50 ERA in The ATL over the last year and a 17.00 ERA elsewhere.

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.12.  Since this start was vs. the Braves, it’s as indicative of what to expect from Corbin moving forward as what color socks I’m wearing (purple).

Chris Herrmann – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (3, 4).  Fun fact!  A Sports Illustrated intern proposed “Herrmann’s room” as the name for the unisex restrooms on the photoshoot with Caitlyn Jenner.

Mike Foltynewicz – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners (0 walks), 8 Ks.  Faultywirewitz has major issues with control, or at least has in the past.  Worth cyclops’ing to see if he’s found a way to harness it.  My guess, he hasn’t, and his next start it will be the same oldicz story.

Brad Miller – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer, and his 3rd homer in the last eight games, and 2nd homer of this weekend and 1st homer of Sunday and 4th homer of the season and that’s all I have.

Curt Casali – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Psycho killer, Curt Casali!  He was in Friday’s Buy and now he’s in Monday’s roundup.  Some guys would call that a career weekend!

Nicholas Tropeano – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.69.  10 Ks in under six innings?  Well, don’t mind if I do!  *sees his walk rate is near 5*  I can’t do that do.

Andrelton Simmons – Left yesterday’s game with a sprained thumb.  I see, trying to make himself seem human.  Yeah, a’ight.  On the fo’reals, I’ve long maintained that Andrelton looks like an alien, but this picture of him looks like a 2-D sketch drawing.  “Please carefully describe who landed in your backyard with a UFO…. Okay, he had scruff on his chin?”

Garrett Richards – Will need Tommy John surgery.  Richards now worth a bagful of dicks.

 
  1. Another Dan says:
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    Happy Monday Grey,

    Again thanks for the insightful round up of the weekend action. Working on your advice I have just moved into first in my league (with a team I took over in a dynasty league).

    With Ender Inciarte back I have a log jam at OF. We play LF, RF, CF and OF and have 7×7 (BB and XBH). I have 5 players [plus Brock Holt who I am using as my sole bench bat].

    So, can you rank these please?

    Trout, Herrera, Inciarte, Calhoun and Rickard.

    And is it sensible to drop the worst one in a Dynasty?

    Dan

    • Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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      @Another Dan: drop trout i hear he’s pretty bad

      • Another Dan says:
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        @Baseball Fan 2000:

        was it a silly question ? Or are you in my league?

        it’s a 12 team league.

        Dan

        • Quimmy says:
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          @Another Dan: its silly to include Trout in that group of players u r asking to be ranked.

          Here is an example:

          Please rank the following activities in terms of you are most looking forward to:

          Root canal, do laundry, change my car oil, spend day with mother in law, orgasm

          • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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            @Quimmy: LOL. awesome.

          • Another Dan says:
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            @Quimmy:

            Ok, I take the point.

            I was explaining that I had 5 OF for 4 places, I then listed all 5 OF so that I had given the full picture.

            • quimmy says:
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              @Another Dan: Wrd. I would rank them Herrera, Clahoun, Rickard

              • Another Dan says:
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                @quimmy:

                Thanks.

                looks like Rickard is the odd man out. I assume Inciarte > Rickard.

      • I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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        @Baseball Fan 2000: Catch and release the fish.

  2. Scott says:
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    It’s the end of the week-end, but always happy to see these back.

    Choose a side please–

    Side A: Salazar and Jepsen
    Side B: Harvey and K-Rod

    Thanks in advance!

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: FYI: re-draft 5×5 league so simply looking ROS

      • Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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        @Another Dan: @Scott: I would say harvey. Velocity appeared to be back today and the results reflected that (even if it is the padres)

    • Winthrop says:
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      @Scott:

      Salazar > Harvey
      Jepsen and K-Rod about equal.

      Salazar side.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Scott: Harvey side…..he will be fine and better than Salazar over the season. K-Rod v. Jepsen is pretty much even.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Harvey

  3. Greys Bum Hair says:
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    In a shallow 10 team keeper league

    What would you need to get back for trading Mike trout if you were looking for one pitcher and one hitter in return ……in a vacuum

      • greys butt hair says:
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        @Baseball Fan 2000: @Baseball Fan 2000:

        And if you are trying to win this year and not so worried about keepers?

        (Just that they can be kept)

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @Baseball Fan 2000:

        Better than that. Mookie and Thor would be sweet.

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Greys Bum Hair: I just moved him For K.Bryant and Scherzer

      • WhiteRabbit says:
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        @Quimmy: Last year, that was good trade. This year, Bryant = yes , Scherz = not last years Scherz – so not sure tist will turn out so well.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Greys Bum Hair: Don’t trade Trout.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Greys Bum Hair: In a keeper, Im not sure I would trade Trout…. If I had to, I wouldn’t settle for much less than Kershaw plus a legit hitter. Thor plus Polanco sounds pretty legit. Sale and Rizzo.

      Eh, Don’t trade Trout.

    • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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      @Greys Bum Hair: in a vacuum? JJ Hoover….Unless hes a Rainbow Trout!

  4. Noam says:
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    Nice write up Grey!

    3 questions if you don’t mind.

    Shallow league, 10 teamer. Trade:
    1. Conforto +Belt for Abreu + Parra
    2. And then, Parra + Heyward for JD Martinez and a roster spot?
    Effectively Conforto, Belt, and Parra for Abreu and JD Martinez and a roster spot (probably Granderson)…

    In a league where I’m strong in pitching (200GS) but really struggling in R, SB would you trade JoFer or Thor for Kinsler? Kinsler would replace Schoop, Semien, or Morales in my lineup. 12 team, 6×6 (OPS, HD, and QS replacing W).
    My pitching staff is, Thor, JoFer, Nola, Matz, Kennedy, Porcello, and Ross. I’ll be getting Darvish and McCullers back soon. I’ll have to lose some one or I’ll go over the GS limit. JoFer or Thor for Kinsler?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Noam: Abreu JD Mart. And no on trading those sps for kinsler. With those arms you should be targeting someone like Marte

      • Noam says:
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        @Quimmy:

        I’ve got Marte. I offered Thor for Betts and Springer, but neither owner would budge. Thor and Trumbo for Betts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Abreu…JD…. I’d take Betts

  5. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Excellent commentary on the weekend’s actions. We all become our fathers at some point, so don’t worry!

    Two things if I may. One, I follow Taijuan Walker on Twitter — I thought I could play up the connection with his name (Taijuan) and where I live (Taiwan) but he hasn’t gone for it so far. Anyway, the team gets in to Houston and he tweets: https://twitter.com/tai_walker/status/728104760071495681 Then, his next start he goes out and has neck spasms. I’m not saying there’s a connection but… Well, there’s probably not a connection.

    And two, of course Schoop just hit a HR. He was like 1-3, 1-4 all week with no runs or RBI. Someone dropped Russell (ChC) who’s been playing better of late so I made the swap. Site ranks still have Schoop much higher, so Schoop > Russell ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Ha, thanks! Is that his mom in the pic? Is she a prison guard? Yeah, Schoop

      • jakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I don’t know but she looks hard, huh? He’s been so receptive to my Taiwan/Taijuan approach, I’m sure he’d love questions about his mom!

  6. Nthanks says:
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    Starting Wisler at home vs. Phillies tomorrow?

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Marvelous, simply marvelous!

    a. So, still within reach of a WIFI network=I didn’t go to the field on mission as planned=the fourth SNAFU for something really minor in 7 days=methinks this will be the norm rather than the exception. I better plan my next sortie (aka June 28=56 days from the start of my mission) at least one week in advance.

    b. Loved the write-up.

    c. Had all of the actors involved in the Mia-Phi game yesterday except JeanMar, vultured the win but paid for it by having Phelps and Bailey crush my ERA. Nola did well, just not in the cards for the win, but a vulture win is still a win.

    d. Start Lester versus SD at home (Vargas)? I say Y-E-S!

    e. Start F-Her @ TB (Moore)? I say N-O!

    f. True story. Met an American colleague from Maine who works in the same town as me (Farchana, Chad). Her initials are AG, just like me. Anyway, I retold her the same joke all Mainers have to tolerate aka are you from Bang her and, of course, haha she replies she’s from Thompson.

    g. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 9)

    Tripp: ‘This time of year, half the hotels on Collins are booked through cruise lines. Population of Miami goes up 30,000 a night.’
    Horatio: ‘(queue the sunglasses) Just like our list of suspects.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Why do I feel like I’m going to be reading a comment soon like, “Well, we’ve been captured by rebels, but I still have internet.” B. Thanks! C. Ouch D. Yes E. Yes F. Sounds like a barrel of monkeys G. HA

  8. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    How much more valuable do you think Conforto will be over Ozuna ROS? I’ve been happily running Conforto out there all season in my 12T H2H league but scooped up Ozuna using my streamer spot because hes been so hot (that damn Hansel). If they seem pretty close going forward I’ll probably try an flip Conforto for another arm or upgrade somewhere. (My OF is Betts, Springer, Polanco, w/ Belt & Conforto at UTIL so he seems to make the most sense to move)

  9. greg says:
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    A) I picked up Schoop. Think he’s coming on?

    B) Devon Travis will be back end of month. Lots of writers (other sites) advocate a stash. You?

    C) Rank ROS, assuming they are all up, please, in your (occasionally) humble opinion: Madbum, SMatz, SGray, JOdorrozi, Stroman, JRoss, Rodon, Snell, Glasnow,V.Velasq, KGausman, Darvish…

    D) You been down on Sonny Gray. What factors play in?

    E) Of all your namesakes, which Gray you like best? Sonny, Jon, or my cat, Grey

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @greg:
      A. Read intro
      B. If you have room (depends on league type)
      Matz, Madbum, Ross, Stroman, Rodon – after that it’s a tossup but Gausman/Gray/Darvish, Velazquez/Odo, Snell/Glas
      C. he’s been lucky
      D. mustache

      • WhiteRabbit says:
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        @WhiteRabbit: whops –
        A. read couple posts below intro

      • greg says:
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        @WhiteRabbit: Who’s been lucky, WhiteRabbit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @greg: A) Yeah B) Sure C) Bum, Matz, Stroman D) Search the site E) Ha

  10. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    gotta drop one of k.davis or ozuna to add dietrich due to positional eligibilites. league has K’s and BB’s, OPSand didn’t realize but ozuna has been better (and actually BB’s sometimes) in last 2 weeks.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: 2 similar league, drop which of semien/dannys antana/villar for duffy, recently dropped (have no idea, this is a 14 team roto)
      C casali
      1B rizzo
      2B altuve
      SS franco
      3B villar
      MI semien
      CI longo
      LF hanram
      CF heyward
      RF polanco
      OF k.davis
      util v-mart
      BN dannys antana

      3. same league, no ratios but it does have wins, losses, K’s, BB’s for pitchers. drop chen for pineda or no?

  11. Tom says:
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    Nice write up as always!

    What do you think Gattis moving to catcher does for Reed? Do they call him up and sent White down soon? What do you see as a line for Reed if he comes up sometime in May?

    Where do you rank Gattis with Realmuto and the Beef?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: I went over Reed in my rankings with a call up in June, nothing’s changed… Beef, Gattis

  12. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    should i even be happy that my 7th waiver got me cargo 2 (HOU) for dropping delino in 20 team h2h? i keep telling myself it was a good idea, and i know there’s nobody with name value in FA.

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @JJ: this might be one of the very most popular razzballian waiver moves lately, as we all have delino (i used to in about 85% of all leagues, including trading for him in 3 dynasties) and cargo 2 is one of biggest drops in all of fantasy baseball lately, at least when adding in his ADP.

  13. Jim says:
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    Thinking about dropping Delino in a 12 tm deep bench league. Batting 9th now, don’t see him getting leadoff back anytime soon, also he gonna be odd man out when Choo returns I’m afraid. Think we swung and missed there Grey.

    • Jim says:
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      @Jim:
      Also add I did pick up D Santana in this league, So I think I will get close to what I wanted with Delino, with Santana.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Jim: you don’t read the comments huh, or at least since about wednesday. he’s got a BABIP of .206, which is possibly the unluckiest player (i haven’t checked that, but it’s gotta be bottom 10) in baseball. he’s been advising everybody to drop delino for many many players since mid last week. you should give options.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: and for groundball hitters like him, it’s esp unlucky.

        • The Harrow says:
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          @The Harrow: with last year’s BABIP he’d be hitting .252 right now. K rate is up, but not alarming levels. BB rate almost the same as last year. and his last year BABIP (.345) while high, isn’t crazy for a really fast guy who’s smart enough to hit grounders (i.e. NOT billy H)

          • Gigorilla says:
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            @The Harrow: I am holding Delino until Choo comes back. Many things can happen, including an injury or DD getting hot.

  14. Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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    Carlos Gomez and Dee Gordon were both dropped in my 10 team 5 x 5 roto league. drop neris for him (i’m set at saves but my offense is pretty solid so gomez would just be to flip if he eventually gets it going, and dee would obviously just be to help steals eventually or even trade for pitching as his return approaches).

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @WhiteRabbit: how did i get linked to this one?

      • Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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        @WhiteRabbit: I just feel like it will take a lot for Gomez to lose his job. His peripherals aren’t great but he’s 10/11 in save opps and i think might even be the league leader in saves. and realistically, how many more games can the phillies win??

      • Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  15. ZeroLuckHero says:
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    Hey Grey, 10 team 5×5 standard. Should any of these guys be dropped and replaced?

    Lawrie
    Forsythe
    Moustakas
    Phillips
    AJ Reed

    To add…

    Drury
    K Davis
    Rasmus
    L Martin
    Peralta
    Park

    Thanks for the help..

    • Gigorilla says:
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      @ZeroLuckHero: no brainer – yes to all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ZeroLuckHero: Lawrie
      Forsythe
      Moustakas

      to

      Drury, Davis, Peralta

      • ZeroLuckHero says:
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        @Grey:Thanks much appreciated

  16. Swfcdan says:
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    Good stuff, these weekend recaps seem to get longer and longer!

    Is Duvall anything more than a hot schmo? Only cut I can see is Leonys on my roster, are just than schmapples and schmoranges.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Yeah, hold, unless you need power over SBs

  17. Gus Pike says:
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    Standard 12 team 5×5 league

    Carlos Gomez was just dropped. I have top waiver claim. Worth using? My current OF: Cutch, Belt, Polanco, Dannys, Martin, Rajai, K Davis.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Gus Pike: not on a top waiver claim and if you have to drop one of them. his injury history and general sucktitude arent worth it.

  18. Eric says:
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    Drop one: Gausman, Kennedy, Eovaldi

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Eric: Eovaldi

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Eric: Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with others

  19. Jim says:
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    Last Friday I dropped DeShields in every league & picked up Lenoys Marrtin.
    Do I drop Martin for DeShields now or hold?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Jim: That is called Rosterbating, and if you have Daniel Murphy on your team, it is highly frowned upon.

  20. stu says:
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    Weekly lineup h2h points league:

    Drury or N. Castellanos @ 3rd? (Drury has some nice matchups COL,SF)

    Pick one at Utility: B Park, Mazara, Drury/Cast

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stu: Cast…Maz

  21. JWRAY says:
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    Blackmon just got dropped, I was thinking for dropping DeShields to grab him or would it be best to hold?

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @JWRAY: WHAT!? Crazy Blackmon was dropped and crazy you’d have to think about it.

      • JWRAY says:
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        Yeah, I’ve been called worse. But it never hurts to get a second opinion on things sometimes.

        Thanks for your input Natty!!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @JWRAY: What does a Blackmon have to do to get a place on your fantasy roster? C’mon! This is the twenty teens!

  22. Mickey Maloney says:
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    McCullers has looked great throwing (duh!) and I love him about as much as Grey. I’ve been trying to trade for him and the best deal I can get is Reddick for McCullers. My OF/DH is Cutch, Piscotty, Belt, Reddick and Heyward with Choo on the DL. Do I make this deal? Shoulders make me nerrrrrrrvous.

    12 Team H2H, OBP, SLG League with Wins and QS. 3 OF and 2 DH.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: Take McCullers, thats a good deal…Reddick is replaceable.

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        Thanks for the nudge guys. Gonna do it.

  23. Zeus says:
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    Excellent Hahn post

  24. BD says:
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    Grey, a little close to home on the 20-minute bathroom visits…Hey, small bench in NL-only, tight race, too many injuries; is it time to dump Iglesias and use that slot for someone productive? Shoulder worries me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BD: My bad…Can’t drop Raisel yet in NL-Only

  25. Strawberry pop tarts says:
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    Is Corbin worth rostering or use hit spot for a spot hit/pitch stream ?

    I have
    Sale, Felix, matz, walker, odorizzi, shields, gausman. Hammel, Nola, Jaime Garcia

    Thanks

    • knucks says:
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      @Strawberry pop tarts: League deetz would be helpful for this one… You have ten SP already. Answer is more than likely stream.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Strawberry pop tarts: I’d trade Felix while his numbers are still a mirage… he’s on his way to dropsville. Better yet, package them up and get a decent starter or closer

  26. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited season moves

    Picked up Colon last week for his two solid match ups but this week he’ll be facing the Dodgers and then the Nationals next week. So hold Colon @LAD or stream one of these guys this week:

    Bauer @HOU, MIN
    Wisler PHI, @KC
    Conley MIL
    Fulmer @WAS, @BAL
    Corbin SF
    Severino CWS
    Eovaldi KC
    Porcello OAK
    Roark MIA
    Eickhoff @ATL
    Karns LAA

    Any of these guys more than streamers in a 10 team format?

    Thanks Grey

  27. Frank White says:
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    The SON loves Alex Wood tomorrow against DeGrom. Would you chance it?? Thanks!

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Frank White: no thank you

      • Frank White says:
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        TY… Now that 2 of you said No, he’ll throw a complete game no hitter.. LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  28. Vacation says:
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    Grey, what is up with JD Martinez? You ranked him 14th overall and he has one more homerun than Deshields. Is it reasonable to expect them both to live up to your preseason expectations?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy low

  29. Petey says:
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    Morning Grey,
    Great recap of the weekend! Two questions for you…in a 10-team H2H points league:
    1-pick up Casali and drop YGomes, or hold then wait for Gattis?
    2-middle infield, Rendon, Carpenter, Lawrie, Segura and Lindor. Drop one to stash Glasnow?
    Thanks much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Petey: Thanks! 1. Hold 2. Lawrie if bench

  30. Natty Boh says:
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    Grey, you know all! I have two small kids, pretending to go to the bathroom for 20 minutes is the only way I can check my fantasy teams!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Natty Boh: It’s always the 2nd 20 minute bathroom “break” that sets off the alarms. “Are you OK in there?” “Yeah, fine. Almost done.” “What are you doing in there?” “Um, nothing…?”

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @JakeTPE: And normally they imagine you are doing other things instead of checking fantasy teams.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Natty Boh: this doesn’t apply to me at all (no kids nor married) but apparently is a common occurence.

  31. crushbombs says:
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    will mazara lose time when choo returns?

  32. Wowm says:
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    I think I know the answer to some of these but I’d appreciate the extra viewpoint.

    1) papelbon or Cody Allen
    2) tanner Roark and Gerardo parra for Chris Davis
    3) tanner Roark and nomar Mazara for Chris Davis
    4) Goldy, Mazara, Roark for Springer/Stanton

    It’s a 10 team keep forever league but you can only keep 6 players/year. Thanks

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Wowm: 1) Allen
      2)Davis
      3)Davis
      4)Stanton

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Wowm:
      1) Pap
      2) Davis
      3) Mazara
      4) Springer/Stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wowm: Allen, Davis, Davis, Stanton

  33. Osuna Mattsta says:
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    Drop Dickerson for…

    Drury, L Martin, O Herrera or Ozuna?

    14-team H2H standard. No specific team needs, doing well offensively, just watching Dickerson drain my average with these fine players ready for the taking.

  34. Melike says:
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    1)$10 goldy, $2o Seager, $14 Mazara for $18 Machado, $10 springer,

    2) same deal as above but flip a $10 springer for $34 Stanton

    3) same deal as (1) but add $10 Carlos Rodon on the back end of Machado/springer side

    Thanks.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Melike: 1. wow – tough one. Machado side but in keeper leagues its closer, maybe even tilts to Goldy side
      2. Machado side
      3. Machado side

      Basing this a lot on the fact you can pick up a waiver guy to add to the Machado side in 1 and 2

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Melike:
      1) Machado
      2) Goldy
      3) Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melike: Machado, Machado, Machado, though no idea which Seager

      • Melike says:
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        @Grey: Kyle sorry that’s my bad. Giving him a 3b back. Obviously dosent matter. Thanks.

  35. JT says:
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    Grey.. I admit.. I was an idiot and drafted Leake. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a ton of options at the time. In a deep ROTO league, is Leake worth dropping and adding Gray when he isn’t pitching at home? I definitely need help in the K category. Thanks. By the way, the Richards comment… I salute you sir! HILARIOUS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JT: I’d go Gray in road games, Rudy did the Richards comment

  36. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning,

    Got offered Goldy, Madson, A Wood, Wheeler for Scherzer, Shields, Chen, Pujols

    15 team keep 11

    My only question is am i hurting my staff too much. It is currently:

    Scherzer, Harvey, Shields, Chen, McCullers, Roark, Berrios, Manaea, Pom, Hill

  37. Shaggy says:
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    Napoli’s mom? I thought Yelich’s mom was the apple of your eye.
    Fickle.

  38. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP league

    Traffic jam at ss who’s my drop villar/aledmys/kang

    Is glasnow the best stash for june? Should I be doing it this week if my team doesn’t throw out another stinker?

  39. Dom says:
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    Good stuff Grey. Thoughts on Carlos Gomez? How much more leash are you giving him in a 10 team?

    How would you rank these guys as streams this week? Leake @LAA, Eovaldi vs KC, Manaea @ BOS, Straily today vs CIN. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom: I wouldn’t have drafted Gomez, I wouldn’t drop him either though…. Straily is vs. Cin?

  40. Melike says:
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    10 team keeper league. Can keep 5 players/ year

    1) $28 Nolan arena do/ $10 Gerrit Cole for $11 Goldy/. $11. Roark/ $20 billy Hamilton

    2) $10 Brandon drunry// $10. Gerrit Cole for $10 Nola/. $10 Roark

    3). $15 Brian dozier. For $10. Roark

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melike: 1) Cole 2) Cole 3) Dozier, but it’s fair

  41. Matt says:
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    Barrios for 2 starts or Velesquez for 1 against the Braves?

    ROS: Castelianos or Trumbo
    for my DH position

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: No idea who Berrios is facing….Trumbo

  42. griff says:
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    Speculating for saves. Between Neris and Trevor May, which one is the better grab?

    • Quimmy says:
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      @griff: neris

  43. Who's the worst? says:
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    Who’s my worst pitcher? I can’t really get a feel for these guys

    Nola, Gausmen,, Roark… I feel. Like it”s between Nola. And Roark??

    Is Nola. A sell. High? I keep waiting for another 7. ER performance with his 89. Mph. Fastball But the guy keeps throwing in good lines. With better. K’s. Than. Anticipated.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Who’s the worst?: I think Nola’s legit. He hardly walks anybody. Hasn’t given up a HR in 4 starts. Yeah, he’s a sell high if you can get a top 10 guy for him. Who do you think you could get?

  44. Rondo says:
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    Who are you top 2 in a points league from – Markakis, Revere, Melky, Saunders, Rickard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondo: Melky, Rickard

  45. Leon says:
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    Offered Addison Russell for my Berrios in a keeper. Take it? Got Lawrie and Tulo at 2b\SS and pitching is Strasburg/Salazar/Gausman (Carrasco/Cobb DL), which I feel is a bit thin and why I haven’t pulled the trigger. This league also tends to overvalue and hoard starters.

    • Winthrop says:
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      @Leon:

      Hold.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Leon: Keep the Berrios.

  46. the swinging says:
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    U see Anthony rizzo is hitting .270 with a .233 babip?? How high does the batting avg go once his babip corrects? Not to mention he’s peaking in his career. He’s lining up for a monster season. If it wasn’t for bryce harper rizzo would run away with this year’s mvp. I bet he ends up .310 with 42 homers and 130 rbi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the swinging: I think Rizzo can still win the MVP… He’s gonna hit .290 easy

  47. Joe Cool says:
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    My rotation in a 12-team mixed h2h is:

    SP – Price, Nola, Odorizzi, Salazar, McCullers, Raisel (DL)
    RP – McGee, Ziegler, Vizcaino, Jeanmar, Osuna, Chapman (susp.)

    I definitely need another starter. Tillman is available and he’d be my pick. But who do I drop if I can’t trade any of my closers? I obviously have a surplus. Or do I just hold?

  48. Chris C. says:
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    Khris Davis or Souza ROS?

  49. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, I only have 2 spots so who should I bench this week (weekly league)..
    Drury – 7 games (3 at COL, 4 vs SF) – great matchups, missing Bumgarner
    JD Martinez -7 games (3 @ WAS, 4 @ BAL) – strasburg, scherzer and hitting 1/22 in last week.
    Franco – 6 gmes ([email protected], 3 vs CIN) – decent pitching matchups and hitting 4/24 in last week.

    My entire offense has been slumping so far this season (betts, goldy, franco, j upton, pujols, jd martinez, d gordon) but I’ve kept trotting them out. I like Drury, has been hitting decently and has favorable matchups so finally thinking of benching JD or Franco but have a feeling they will go off once they ride the pine. WWGD?

  50. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    Note to Grey, please don’t add Kennedy to any of your teams, I like my Kennedy note owned by Grey.

    Thanks, great job as uses.

  51. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS

    Who should I drop for Glasnow?

    C: Realmuto
    1B: Votto
    2B: Lawrie
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Desmond
    OF: Trout, Marte, Herrera
    Util: Franco, Pujols
    Bench: Sano, C. Seager
    SP: Syndergaard, Samardzija, Liriano, Matz, Nola, Iwakuma
    RP: Cishek, Rodney, Colome, Gomez

    DL: R. Iglesias

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TOGMAN: Iwakuma for me

  52. Mr Socko says:
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    Happy Monday, or not so happy in some fantasy baseballers case. Much like myself. …

    I’m at a new fantasy baseball career low. I have lost every matchup this year, most by 1 or 2 points but this past week I lost big time and I’m now so far in the basement I need to put the lotion on my skin.

    I’m at a loss. I’ve been trying to be patient with players this year Aka schoop Pederson Prince. I did rid my team of tulo and grienke. Added degrom and JUP. Please talk me off the perverbial ledge and any advice would be appreciated.

    It’s a h2h 12 team 7 keeper. Ops and qs are extra cats. We play one extra infield slot and only one util spot.

    My team looks as so
    Grandal Prince Cano Bryant fraizer cargo(col) JUP Mazara schoop Pederson castellanos.

    Degrom Salazar Aaron Sanchez Roark Ventura Severino Eickhoff Hammel krod McGee and miller(dropping once chap comes back)

    Please help a brotha out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Socko: Things go in cycles, those guys could all vault you up this week and going forward… I do think Severino’s not worth owning though

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Way that Bobby Brown is just amping like Michael

  53. Blake says:
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    I have the following outfielders – they haven’t done much in my pts league:

    J upton
    R grichuck
    Y Puig

    I have A Eaton on my bench – what do you think of him? is he worth starting over any of them?

    I also have wieters as my catcher in which he hasn’t done much. Casali and Gattis are on wire. Do I drop eaton for gattis for a stash?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Blake: Drop Wieters. Doesn’t play two games in a row.

      • Blake says:
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        @Chicken Dinner:

        what about my outfield? also someone just dropped Joc Peterson

        In my 12 team pts league, I only have 13 pickups for the rest of the year. Is it worth getting casali or stashing gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: Hold, don’t waste a move on a catcher…Do trades count towards team moves? If not, start trading, someone must think Puig is good, cause I don’t

  54. Huyett25 says:
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    Been offered one of Chapmon, Jansen or Gomez or both gregerson and Ramos

    For
    Adam Conley and Yu Darvish

    I have Rosenthal, Rondon, Siegredt and Erasmo Ramirez in pen.

    Conley is on my bench usually.

    Which would you trade for?

  55. PeteRosesRevnege says:
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    Hey Grey , What is your gut feel on Tijana Walker this week ? the only pitcher i have left is Berrios but I don’t quite trust him yet.

  56. Will says:
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    DeShields, Revere, Khris Davis, or Ozuna

    pick 2 for ROS

    • Will says:
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      @Will: Add Jackie Bradley Jr. as an option too.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Will: Depend on needs.

      Davis, Ozuna

      • Will says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: my only SB options are Polanco, Correa and some from Eaton.

        I could get Villar or Souza now that Drury has OF eligibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Davis, Ozuna

  57. peacecoast says:
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    Deshizz did it again the day before waiver day in my league…should I keep him another week like I did last week…

    All kidding aside, Choo is back in a week or two right. On the podcast you envisioned a time share where all the OF lose some playing time, which is ok cuz in my league we have daily line ups so I can stream him and Maz in there.

    so I ask again, 12T mixed roto….drop Deshizz for Dannys Antana? or Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: I’d hold for another week, Santana really hasn’t done anything that mind blowing

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: how about dietrich? It is a bench bat and I get daily roster moves, so it seems like dietrich can fill many holes due to injury/days off etc. I really do need SB but I got villar last week. Still hold off a week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works

  58. Jimminy spickets says:
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    Grey! Was hoping to hear something about Kang and his double dong debut!

    Would you instantly insert him in for this weekly lineup or stick with Desmond for one more week?

    I have Franco as my 3b. Also, would you move conforto and Franco for a Todd Frazier? I have outfield depth (Stanton, springer, upton, a jones)

    Thanks for the write up, always love it.

  59. Scott says:
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    Dietrich just got 2B eligibility in ESPN. Seems like a good time to drop Dannys Antana for him?

  60. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    a) Raisel got dropped.
    I have Box and TRoss on the DL. Who gets the axe?

    b) Do you like Pineda or Corbin over Rodon/Hill/Berrios?

    thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @J: A. Ross gets the axe….B. Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Agree with F

  61. web says:
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    Drury or Castellanos

    • Gigorilla says:
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      @web: Drury, esp w/ multi eligibility

  62. Scott says:
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    Also noticed, Aaron Hill has a 9-game hitting streak. hot schmotato?

  63. Five-On-One says:
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    Ed-Rod is being called up to start this week. Worth dropping Berrios, Dyson (Sam) or Wood for? thinking of dropping Dyson because Tolleson may keep that job for the rest of the year and I don’t really want to give up an Berrios yet.

    Also, offer Fielder for Gattis? Fielder has been HORRENDOUS all year, and if Gattis will be a catcher …

  64. joe says:
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    “The Dodgers asked Urias if he thought he could handle a bullpen role and he gave them his patented three-minute wink.” That’s me quoting you while typing on a keyboard covered in coffee and spit after reading it. I may name my next kid Grey after reading that.

    Anyways, is it time to move on from Grichuk? I could use some closer help and Nerris is still on the wire. Souza also there because I’ve added and dropped him about 13 times. I could also speculate on Glasnow, but my pitching is carrying my team to first right now.

    My OF (4 starters) currently consists of JD eating a bag of dicks, Yoenis, Odubel, Revere, Mazara, Pederson who must be banging Roberts’ daughter, and Grichuk. Would you continue to hold on to AJ Reed and Trea Turner while dropping Grichuk? It is a keeper league, but only keep 5, so I can’t see Grichuk factoring into that at all unless he starts injecting something good.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Ha, thanks! I’d lose Grichuk for Neris

  65. Bosox says:
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    Trade rodon for Anthony rendón?

  66. Ray says:
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    Was offered either Tulo or Adam Jones for Conforto. Need a shortstop but don’t like Tulo ROS. Take one or the other?

    • Gigorilla says:
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      @Ray: hold

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ray: Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Agree with F

  67. ziggaman730 says:
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    time to drop derek norris for cassali? or will Norris turn it around somewhat? Very deep league and Cassalli is only starting catcher on waiver. So if he fails and loses his job I might be screwed.

  68. chris says:
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    in a 10 team H2H keeper, I want to add a two start pitcher (Adam Conley MIL, @ WAS):

    Right now its a two RP team and I am rostering three closers…
    Do i drop Cishek or Cody Allen? I was rostering Cishek till he blew up and hoped that that would coincide with Allen being good again.

    I could also drop Pineda or odorizi, For what its worth, Pineda has a very nice two start next week that i really want to dive into.

    I could also drop beltre cause i have him and murphy, but thats not happening.

    Or i could hold! Haha Thanks for everything!

    • knucks says:
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      @chris: One those Pineda starts next week is @AZ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Cishek blew up? I own him and don’t remember that

      • chris says:
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        @Grey: that was actually me saying until he blows up haha he definitely hasnt yet which is why i wont be dropping him

  69. Chris says:
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    Thank Grey!

    Who’s the odd man out. 14 team league head to head. 5×5. Also is Walker playing this week? Bad start?

    Deshields vs toronto vs chw

    Pedersen vs Mets vs STL

    Saunders @ sf @ Tex

    Thanks!

  70. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    start or sit Straily vs. PIT? SON has it a -2.1 but he’s been pitching relatively well and I could use the start. Worth the risk or no bueno? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: Not worth it on Monday

  71. Polk High Legend says:
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    Is it safe to start Heyward yet in a 4 OF league? My other option is slide Davis over to OF and plug in Byung-HR Park into 1B. Thanks.

  72. Chris says:
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    Is Yordano Ventura worth owning in a 10 team H2H Points League? Thinking I’d be better of streaming. Streaming options are Colon, Eickhoff, Conley and the like.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Chris: Every season Ventura does this. He’s awful for a month or so and you get fed up with him waiting to get his stuff together (or he’s got some freak injury that promises to derail his season), so you drop him. And then someone else picks him up and he’s lights out. This has happened the past two seasons. I’m holding because I won’t be fooled for a third season. But I’ve got him in a 12-team league. 10-team may be a different story.

  73. Troy says:
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    Encouraged by Severino’s outing last night? While he gave up 4, the strike outs were there 9, and he only gave up 4 hits. Sure 3 HRs but one HR was a wind aided pop up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Troy: I wasn’t impressed

  74. Charlie Chapman says:
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    Votto for Pujols and Quintana…or
    Pujols for Archer.

    Leaning the first one, want Votto while I have the chance. 10 person H2H, proving easy to find success streaming starters. Thoughts?

  75. 740 says:
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    hey Grey,
    10team h2h 6x5cats

    ROS. please rate in order…. Rodon, Walker, Gausman, Porcello?

    thanks bruh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Walker, Gaus, Rodon

  76. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Good Morning Grey. Thanks for the great write-up as always.

    My brother streamed Hill in our NL-Only H2H for Saturday. Picked him up late Friday night and dropped him the early Saturday morning for Shawn Kelley. He hardly ever makes transactions. You know how this story ends. Lost by 3 HRs. Oh, and he has Zobrist also. I got dominated in everything but SBs.

    I’ll call the move a “Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Slam(s)” or maybe a “One-Night Slam(s)”

    A) Scooter worth the pick up over Matt Adams? I already have Villar and Domingo

    B) I’m trying to decide whether or not to get a big bat for Arrieta, or maybe another solid arm and a good bat. I still have faith in him to have better peripherals, and he’s got such a productive offense. I have had some discussions about trading Nilasco, but nothing has stuck yet. Here’s my current roster.

    Ca Castillo
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B LeMehieu
    3B Franco
    SS Villar
    INF Piscotty
    OF Ozuna, Santana, Duvall, Pollock

    Util. M. Adams

    SP Arrieta, Cole, Hendricks, Velasquez, Nicasio, Eickhoff, Finnegan, Pomeranz
    RP Rondon, Vizcaino, Strickland

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pugs & Slugs: Damn! A) Yeah B) Unless you can get Harper, I’d hold

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: A) Done, Thanks! B) My brother has Harper, and he’s not trading him away unless he gets a big haul (OBP league).

        My team ERA and WHIP after 5 weeks is 2.39 and 1.06. Not too shabby. I’m prepared for the regression, but each week my staff should do a great job. I need one more solid bat in Pollock’s spot now. I offered Nicasio for Drury, and the other guy thought it was fair, but has high hopes for Drury. I’ll try Nicasio for Lamb after Nicasio’s next start.

        You Da Man!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @Pugs & Slugs: HOW was hill (oak) streamed in an NL ONLY LEAGUE?

  77. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Who do you like more for the year inciarte or revere?

  78. Clint says:
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    2 quick questions for my 14 team h2h pts dynasty league:

    1) Keep Lawrie at 2B or snatch the recently-dropped Schoop?

    2) Know you hate catcher questions but this Gattis thing’s creating a problem: have Martin there now so when Gattis gets eligibility, I can either keep Gattis at utility w/Martin catcher or drop Martin, insert Gattis there, & pick up a waiver schmohawk like Span, Melky, Granderson, Villar or Semien for the vacated utility spot.

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: 1) Hold 2) This sounds like a question for 2 weeks from now

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Clint: i just added both martin and gattis in the last 5 days in a 14 team dynasty, esp funny here. martin’s been that bad, but at least he’s finally playing most of the time now.

  79. tjw4404 says:
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    I’m in a 12 team h2h 5×5 league.

    C Wellington Castillo
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Neil Walker
    SS Jean Segura
    3B Maikel Franco
    OF JD Martinez
    OF George Springer
    OF Hanley Ramirez
    UTIL Odubel Herrera
    BN Nick Castellanos
    BN Billy Burns

    SP Chris Archer
    SP Jason Hammel
    RP Kenley Jensen
    RP Jeurys Familia
    P Fernando Rodney
    P Carlos Rodon
    P Kevin Gausman
    BN Tanner Roark
    BN Aaron Nola
    BN Carlos Carrasco
    DL Glenn Perkins
    DL Yu Darvish

    A) Should I drop Neil Walker for Brett Lawrie, Brandon Phillips, Dannys Santana, Jung Ho Kang, or Ketel Marte?

    B) Can I afford to drop Burns and his speed for Khris Davis, Byung Ho Park, Marcel Ozuna, or Leonys Martin?

  80. peacecoast says:
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    drop derek norris for gattis? now or wait a week? norris seems to be waking up. reports are that gattis will be down there for a few weeks.

  81. Jon says:
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    Would you want Santiago, Wisler, Rubby, Bartolo, Miley or Finnegan over any of Fiers, Nelson, or Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Santiago over Fiers

  82. Jon says:
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    Different league, would you add Karns, Conley, Erasmo or Eovaldi over Santiago, Berrios, Rodon, or Nelson? Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Not yet

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: hey Karns is very good, nelson meh

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @peacecoast: karns and conley over nelson.

  83. IV says:
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    12 team roto/h2h 6×6 (OPSxQS)

    Rather have Polanco or Franco with a focus on all categories that aren’t homers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @IV: Polanco

  84. Branta says:
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    I have Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols, and Lucas Duda as my 1B in my 12-team Yahoo h2h keeper league with R/HR/RBI/OBP/SLG/SB hitting categories.

    I also have Delino who has been very meh to start.

    I am looking to add steals because of the aforementioned issue with Delino + Dee getting popped for PEDs. Right now I still have Lindor & Eaton getting me some SBs but the following dudes are still available:

    Leonys Martin
    Rajai Davis
    Billy Burns
    Dannys Antana
    Mallex Smith
    Denard Span
    Melvin Upton

    Should I pick up any of these guys and who should I drop for em?

    • Branta says:
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      @Branta: I somehow failed to mention that I was considering dropping Prince because he’s been bad.

  85. G says:
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    Hey Grey. I asked this to Ralph yesterday also. Was wondering if I should trade Carlos Gomez for Glasnow. I’m in first right now with solid pitching (headed by Sale, Lester, Smyly) and hitting so just looking to maximize my squad AND get rid of Gomez of course. As of now Marte, Polanco, Mazara, and Arenado fill my OF and utility slots and find myself with Gomez and Wil Myers on my bench. My league is a 4 player keeper and I will definitely be keeping Machado, Correa, Arenado. It is not definite that Glasnow would be my 4th keeper with options like Mazara, Polanco, and Trea Turner, so would you pull the trigger or am I selling too low on Gomez who at the time I thought I got as a bargain in the 4th round. If you think I should hold, what kind of value you think I could get for Gomez at this time in terms of SP? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Neither are keepers for you… I’d go Gomez

  86. Theo says:
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    Is Piscotty a sell high in a keeper league, or is this beginning of good things to come for him?

  87. Steve D. says:
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    I’d like to get off the King Felix train before it’s too late in my redraft league. Which (starting) arm(s) would be a good target for him straight up right now?

    • Steve D. says:
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      @Steve D.:

      Note, strike outs don’t count in my league.

      I’m thinking a guy like Smyly, but that seems a bit low. I could also go after a bat that’s starting to come alive like Kyle Seager, slide Machado to SS and Cory Seager to the pine.

  88. Will says:
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    thoughts on trading

    my: Encarnacion and Rendon

    for

    his: Goldy and Keuchel

    My other 2B are Segura and Dozier. I could trade one of them instead of Rendon if I needed to. thoughts?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Will: YES!

  89. Jedimasters says:
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    Grey, thanks for the great morning reads. Lorenzo Cain and Jason Heyward was dropped in my 10 team points league. In our league pitchers score the most points due to the setup so hitters are always available. Who should I pickup between Cain and Heyward to fill in my OF spot?

    Thank you.

  90. AJ says:
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    Re: Beltre, pretty hard to go 1-4 with two HR, no?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @AJ: Not when the 2 homers were Sat and the 1-4 was Sunday. Reading comprehension and research before snoddy comments is difficult, no?

  91. Pu$$y Control says:
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    My bold prediction of the day…Berrios pitches a gem tonight vs. the Orioles and the Twins get a W.

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: I can’t believe how bad the Twins are…only one more win than the Braves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: I hope Jepsen gets a save too because he’s been dead roster space for a while

  92. Matty says:
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    What’s the current razz nation consensus on Rodon and Liriano in redrafts? Is the sample size still too small or has some of the luster worn off?

    Thanks.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Matty: Since he roofied us, Rodon has had 4 starts that were around a quality start. Other than that blip vs LAA, he’s been good. I mean he’s around 9K/9. I’ll take that. He might be droppable in 10-team redraft (currently owned in just 42% of ESPN leagues fwiw) for weekly streaming options, but I’m holding in a 12 teamer.

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Matty: I think Rodon will have some ups and downs but will have a slow trend upward for the remainder of the season. The White Sox are playing so well right now I have optimism that Rodon will begin contributing more and start getting Ws. He is actually fighting through some tough match ups right now and hasn’t imploded when the opportunity for implosion is definitely there. Liriano is several notches above Rodon in terms of 2016 value and consistency. If you have both pitchers and are thinking of ditching 1 for streaming, Rodon is the one…but you might regret it though. I am holding Rodon in my leagues. Liriano is a must own.

    • Grey

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      @Matty: What others said

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Matty: liriano’s been ok for a few starts now.

  93. I have one NA spot on my team. I’m stashing Trea Turner. AJ Reed was issued the NA spot. Turner has been good in AAA. last I checked Reed so so. I’m decent in my MI position with Cozart my CI and first base is thin. Adrian Gonzalez and Wil Myers have been filling those spots. H2H ops Roto router league. It’s a shiity league let’s say

    • @Dnut Eastwood: Grey why does autocorrect deliberately eff up my punch line. And why do I proof read after I post Grey…. WHY I ASKD YOU? I MEANT TO SAY ROTO ROOTER LEAGUE. DID BILL GATES OR STEVE B. JOBS COME WITH AUTO CORRECT I WANT ANSWERS

      • @Dnut Eastwood: Steven Wright. I remember that dude from the 80s comedy scene. Dry as a wild fire in a drought stricken prarie but funny

        • JJ says:
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          @Dnut Eastwood:
          He’s in the new Louis CK series Horace and Pete.

  94. Gigorilla says:
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    Greyish Red Rocker–pretty sure Cheslor is related to the hot hooker next door to you.

  95. Jedimasters says:
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    Grey, one more question and thanks for always replying. In the same 10 team points league where pitchers score 50 points with each win, please rank the following pitchers:

    Carlos Rodon
    E. Rodriguez
    Steven Wright (I am also iffy about the knuckleball)
    Tanner Roark
    Bauer
    Any of the prospects higher than these? Berrios, Glasnow, Manaea, Giolito, Snell

    Thank you.

  96. Whodat says:
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    Need outfielder bad. Corey Dickerson or osdubel hererra?

    • knucks says:
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      @Whodat: tough call… I’d prob lean towards the guy who isn’t batting 1/29 in the past two weeks.

      • Whodat says:
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        @knucks:

        I know that. I have Dickerson I’m talking about the long haul.

        • Pu$$y Control says:
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          @Whodat: I wouldn’t drop Dickerson for Hererra.

  97. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    ROS Tyler White or Brandon Drury? Drop either to stash AJ Reed now? Own them both everywhere, *this close* to dropping White but then he goes and has a decent weekend.

    ROS: Ian Desmond, John Schoop, Starlin Castro. Ive been offered Javier Baez for Mike Fiers in a 16 team 5×5 league that Im solid in SPs; pull the trigger and hope Baez gets full time duties and lives up to the hype, or nah?

  98. bigbear says:
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    Who’s starting Chatwood in Colorado vs Arizona? My brain says no, but my heart says yes…

    Arizona is #7 for highest team K’s…

    Daily league, 12 team H2H…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @bigbear: I looked really hard at streaming him today, just couldn’t do it. Someone else eventually grabbed him. If he dominates at home, I may need to take a better look at him.

      • bigbear says:
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        @Wilsonian: I picked him up for his last start and haven’t dropped him… TBD.

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: BTW – loved the Hosmer write-up!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  99. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: After a weekend of uselessness… I dropped Kipnis in favor of 2x starter Matt Moore. Am I drunk or savvy? Going to ride Lawrie for now.

    Eduardo Rodriguez is coming off the DL soon, so I’m in the market for another DL Stash. One name I was surprised to see as a stash via FantasyPros was Alex Cobb. I thought he was coming back to a bullpen role. How would you rank the following potential stashes currently on my radar:

    Cobb, Wheeler, Inglesias

  100. PED Inc. says:
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    Anyone seen or heard from JD Martinez?
    He don’t call, he don’t write. I’m feeling left out.

    In a seriousness though this is the first time ive owned Jed, is he typically a slow starter and in for a correction or should I look to unload.

  101. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey
    Which prospect do you most expecting in June (or Mid season)?
    Thanks

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Wilson: Hi Wilson. Ralph a few posts down led with Glasnow in his most recent Down on the Farm. Hurry up, June!

      • Wilson says:
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        @JakeTPE:
        Thanks. Is Glasnow worthy to be owned in a 10-team league? If yes, Even though Walker, Rodon are still in waiver? Thoughts appreciated.

        • Pu$$y Control says:
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          @Wilson: I would pick up Taijuan Walker now!

    • Wilson says:
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      Hi Grey,
      Could you list two prospects with one pitcher and one hitter? Thanks

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Wilson: Tyler Glasnow and Trea Turner

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @The discarded head of ted williams: Slightly crazy on Arrieta, not crazy at all with Story…you can prob get a sweet return on him right now

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @The discarded head of ted williams: Def try to sell high on Story. Not sure you can sell high on Arrietta…..his last game wasn’t superb…and he is a top 5 SP…..

  102. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    I love when your ADHD shines through in the write-ups. It’s a beatiful thing. We are brothers in attention deficit!

    The Colon blurb, 10/10. Did you see his homer?? The man is a living legend and brings joy everywhere he goes.

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Yeah, I was feeling—Wait, what? Yeah, I watched Colon’s homer on replay, he got all of it, not a cheapie, kinda like him at a buffet

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: My favorite part was the smile he had jogging to first while carrying the bat all the way there. For a second I thought he was going to carry the bat all the way around the bases. Is that legal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, it’s not legal to be 200 pounds overweight in Japan, but they have sumo wrestlers, so who knows?

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Well I can’t top this comment so I’m not even going to try.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  103. henry rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just pull off a great trade to acquire Arenado and now I have the Carlos Correa owner offering me him. Im stuck on this trade because I love Correa a lot and idk if my love for him is blinding me on how much I’m giving up. It’s a 12 team H2H keeper league with OBP.

    C – Wellington Castillo
    1B – Albert Pujols
    2B – Jose Altuve
    SS – Ian Desmond
    3B – Josh Donaldson
    OF – Giancarlo Stanton
    OF – JD Martinez
    OF – Justin Upton
    OF – Lorenzo Cain
    UTIL – Nolan Arenado
    UTIL – Maikel Franco
    BN – Brandon Moss, Domingo Santana

    P – Keuchell, Strasburg, Tyson Ross, Walker, Rodon, Nola, Wacha, Karns, and Holland
    RP – Kanley Jensen, Luke Gregerson, Hector Rendon, Hector Norilas

    He wants Franco (23 round keeper), JD (19 round keeper), Rodon, and a 2nd round pick for Carlos Correa (23 round keeper). What are your thoughts?

      • henry rowengartner says:
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        @Grey: Would you rather give up Cain or JD. JD’s start is killing me

  104. Winthrop says:
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    Ross/Franco or Archer/Castellanos?

    12-team h2h mixed 5×5 standard

  105. spencer says:
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    Hey grey,

    In a keeper league, Dee Gordon was offered to me for Adam Conley. Dee is signed for another year, whereas Conley is a one year guy. I play on Gameday Ritual, Dee makes 4mm/yr.

    This is a no brainer right?

  106. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    C-Grandal
    1-Rizzo
    2-Neil Walker
    SS-Corey Seager
    3-Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Mazara
    Util- Ian Desmond, VMart

    Anyone of these FAs over my players above or hold?
    FAs=O’Shizz, Gardner, David Peralta, Corey Dickerson

    thanks grey

  107. steve says:
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    please rank Conley,Wright,Roark ROS
    thx

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @steve: This is a real good question…I’d say Roark, Wright, Conley with Roark and Wright being 1A and 1B simply bc there is a chance Wright goes all RA Dickey on it…he looked incredible last night

  108. knucks says:
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    The Rotoworld blurb for Chapman made me chuckle a bit over the weekend. Was about Rosenthal expecting the Nats to show interest in the Yanks RP if they are made available.

    The last sentence “…Jonathan Papelbon, who is also entering the last year of his deal, would likely accept a setup role if the Nationals acquire Chapman or Miller.”

    When did that headcase become such a pushover?

    *Edit* “…Jonathan Papelbon, who is also entering the last year of his deal, would likely choke a b*tch out if the Nationals acquire Chapman or Miller. “

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @knucks: There is no effing way he would be happy in a setup role…ask Drew Storen how that’s going for him…again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: That’s ridiculous

  109. Duke says:
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    For some reason Brett Gardener got dropped in my OBP h2h league, and he’s only owned in 76% of Yahoo? Burning my #1 waiver claim and dropping Dyson correct?

  110. Wilsonian says:
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    What do you think of Glasnow when he gets the call? Also, think Giolito gets called up this year, and is useful?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Giolito needs a serious injury to a Nats SP…Maybe June with Glasnow

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: kind of what I assumed with Giolito. I’m debating on putting a hit out on a few of their starters.

  111. OaktownSteve says:
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    Favorite line from the radio:

    Ron Coomer on Cubs radio: “O’Hare air traffic control ruled Rizzo’s home run fair…”

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @OaktownSteve: as a Cubs fan, I’m generally surprised at how much I actually enjoy listening to Coomer. It was also kind of funny to hear how Eddie Vedder contacted them yesterday to question their use of the word “fieldability”.

      I think I may have told you this before, but my hometown’s claim to fame is none other than Ray Fosse (and that we have the Federal Pen where Pete Rose and John Gotti were imprisoned).

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Wilsonian:

        I think you did mention the Fosse thing. I do a spot on Fosse imitation.

        I like Coomer too. Glad they got rid of Moreland. He sounded so much like McCarver…and that ain’t good.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I thought I had. He’s actually pretty good to listen to, as well.

          And I wholeheartedly agree that it is never a good thing to sound like McCarver. Or really anyone that has any ties to the Cardinals (aside from Harry Caray.)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @OaktownSteve: @Wilsonian: What’s the chances Fosse’s from hometown of Rose’s prison…Like the universe knows

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Grey: wow, I never actually put that together. That’s hilarious!

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Grey: Mind blown!

  112. Mello Yello says:
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    Can you believe in a 7 day span I had Mesoroco, d’Arnaud, and Hundley? Dude I dunno what the deal with me and catchers is…like oil and water, the shizz doesn’t mix.

    I can appreciate your hopeless obsession with DeLino…I have one too…his name is Wil Myers, and while it took him awhile to come around, he’s actually responding to my phone calls now…so I got that going for me…which is nice.

    “There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” ~Steven Wright

    The Who Gives A Bleep Where Ya Put Him, We Want Julio Urias Up Now! Playlist of the Week:

    1. These Stones Will Shout – Raconteurs
    2. Shelf In The Room – Days Of The New
    3. Chronic Dose – Thunderball
    4. We Get High – Stick Figure
    5. Men v. Many – Kid Geronimo f/ O.C. & Royal Flush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mello Yello: Haha…Nice playlist! I ask you kindly, don’t pick up Casali it’s the last catcher I can play

  113. Warren says:
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    Pick 1 to start this week. Weekly lineup lock. Thanks Grey!

    Conley vs. Mil ($6.7) and @Wsh (-13.9)
    Matz @LAD ($4.6) and @Col (-8.1)
    Walker vs. TB ($15.7)

  114. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    I’m in a league that has fostered 560 players. I have 4 empty slots due to players sent down or injured and gone for the season. I want to pick up 4 speculative players off waivers. Would you give me some players on your watch list and off the top of your head that might be available in a league that deep that I can pick up and leave on my bench? They don’t have to be exciting players. Just deep flyers for playing time. Thanks!

  115. B the Esq. says:
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    3 questions……

    H2H league, we use Saves and Holds as separate categories. Daily transaction. Have 3 SP, 2 RP spots, and 4 P spots, and currently have a RP core of Wade Davis, Kenley Jensen, AJ Ramos, Delin Betances, Roberto Osuna and Kelvin Herrera. Davis and Kenley sit in the RP, Ramos, Betances, Osuna and Herrera in the P unless I have more than 3 SP going on a day.

    1) Thinking about picking up Neris, but not sure who would be the drop….leaning Osuna, but is it crazy to drop the closer for the Jays when they are going to win games?

    2) Prospect question – Better stash (no, not stache) Giolito or Taillon?

    3) Drop Dexter Fowler for any of L. Cain Sugar, Freeman, Heyward, Belt, Pujols or Grichuck? (Yes, our owners are impatient)

    Thanks!

      • B the Esq. says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey…Is that a “no” its not crazy, or “no, don’t drop Ozuna for Neris”?

        Also, I checked with Ralf and got ….” Giolito, he’s got Kershaw level ceiling. This year Taillon gets the call first but will be more limited in terms of innings limit with his history.”
        That’s me quoting Lifshitz….thoughts?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t

  116. Oppo Taco says:
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    Harvey/Frazier/Barnhart or Rizzo/Castillio 5×5 2 Catcher OBP league. thanks!

  117. STU says:
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    pick 2 to start this week: Nola vs CIN, Stroman vs SF, Berrios vs BAL, CLE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @STU: Nola vs CIN, Stroman vs SF

  118. Paul says:
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    Where do you see Javier Baez rank wise if he gets more playing time or becomes an every day player, does he have a lot of upside. would you say rank wise for 2B or SS. With his three position utility 2B SS and 3B right now he could be useful or a great pickup for fantasy.

    What do you think?

    Also last week i dropped Schoop for Lawrie, do I just hold for now or rush back to waivers and grab Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Maybe top 100, hold

  119. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Psycho Killah!

  120. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Thanks for the writeup Grey. Stellar work, as always.

    Would you drop Pujols for Joc in a 10-team H2H 6×6 (add OBP )5-player keeper league? I know Pujols is going to be better than he is now, but given the age differential, current production, and the fact that its a keeper league, is the thought crazy? Pujols is relegated to my UTIL spot (behind Goldy and maybe even Freeman). Joc would replace him.

    Thank you, sir.

    • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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      Freeman is my other UTIL and Mazara is a bench bat, so I suppose either of them could be dropped instead of Pujols. I prefer both of them to Pujols, though. Mazara can platoon with Joc.

  121. Cano & Beltre carrying my team this week.

    Old guys rule.
    :D

    Robbie hittin for average too now – he finishes with 35+ HRs or my name isn’t Herbert J. Scwartzenbergerstien!

    (Ok, it isn’t, but he will)

  122. Pony Boy says:
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    We starting Matt Moore @ SEA tonight boys?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Pony Boy: Im not, but I dont own him in any leagues….

  123. Paul says:
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    Any speculation on Byron Buxton, He was dropped in my league when he got sent down to AAA and ive been following him, he really looks like he is starting to turn it around down there he has 3 HR and 2 SB and seems to be hitting the ball better as of late, maybe he just needed some time in AAA to figure some things out and take the pressure off him. lot of guys started off slow in April. How many more at bats do you think they will give him down there before they bring him back to the MLB, is Buxton a good speculation grab?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Paul: I’m not buying until he does it in the big show. If its some type of dynasty keeper league, pick him up. Otherwise let someone else take the risk…or likely he will still be available on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Agree with PC

  124. Cram It says:
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    Bartolo’s Hall of Fame resume is now complete.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I would enjoy seeing his plaque, or rather than combining of two plaques for his one

  125. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey
    My Miggy and Velasquez or his EE and Harvey in 5×5? Thanks!

  126. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Brad Boxberger.
    get- Jonathan Villar.

    I’m looking for SB.
    I imagine if/when Orlando Arcia comes up that Villar moves to 3B.
    I imagine Villar will end up with a low AVG, but I can handle that as long as he helps in SB.

    I would have to drop someone trading Boxberger from my DL, and that would be John Lamb.

    he doesn’t want anyone else I’ve offered.
    I’m in 1st place and only really need help in SB category. (making up for DeSucks)

    MY TEAM
    CA- Realmuto. 1B- Duda. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Castellanos. SS- Machado. IN- Dietrich.
    OF- Marte. OF- Yelich. OF- Trumbo. OF- Duvall. UT- Granderson.
    BN- DeShields, Panic, Rickard, MxSmith, Lind. DL- Ethier.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- deGrom. RP- Britton. RP- Madson.
    P- Neris. P- O’Day. P- Strickland.
    BN- Smyly, Garcia, Manaea, Lamb. DL- Ryu. DL- Boxberger.

  127. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    What up Grey. Here’s one thing that drives me crazy in weekly leagues. Figuring out if a starter is actually going to pitch twice that week. Will Rodon or Manaea have one or two starts this week? Hit me with the trooth…

  128. Eric says:
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    How come the steam-o-nator likes the Cain and Peavy starts vs Toronto this week?

    They’ve both been so bad to date I’m having a hard time believing they’d be good streamers today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I wouldn’t touch them

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Eric: SF park alone is mucho loved by SON is why.

      • Eric says:
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        @goodfold2:

        Makes sense. Thanks y’all

  129. A lot of people have been comparing Bart’s trot time to Pujols’…personally, I think comparing Colon to Pujols is pretty shitty!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wake Up: I’d say that deserves a Rim Shot, but I’m not very punny…

  130. Salazar Slytherins says:
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    I was offered Chris Davis for Travis Shaw, I should accept right?

  131. Shogun says:
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    Got offered a trade in a keeper, can only keep for next year, round doesn’t matter:

    My Paul Goldschmidt, Yu Darvish, and Carlos Carrasco

    for

    Mike Trout, Felix Hernandez, Yordano Ventura

    On the fence based on the pitchers. Pujols would take 1st, Polanco would move to UT and Harper, Trout, and Marte would man the OF.

    Woudl you take it?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Shogun: I would want the Goldy, YU, Carrasco side.

  132. joe says:
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    Joe Panik worth a pickup? my 2b is currently owings. ( I think I want to hold onto owings through this series in coors)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Hold Owings in Coors

  133. Slowmez says:
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    Nice stuff as always. Right now I’m deep at the corners and looking to upgrade an OF bat. My current roster leaves one of these guys permanently on the bench.

    1B: Miggy, Rizzo, Belt, C Davis (playing OF now)
    3B: Beltre, Castellanos, B Lawrie

    Who of these guys would you shop for OF talent in my 10-team H2H standard league? And any idea of what kind of targets would you go for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slowmez: Beltre, maybe Upton? Don’t know what you need or have

  134. Nate in the hole says:
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    Hey Grey, great write up as always!

    In the foreseeable (especially for you) future, how would you rank these guys not factoring in team needs:

    Dickerson, O Herrera, Drury, L Martin, Ozuna and Jackie Bradley Jr.?

  135. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Offered Matt Duffy for Brett Lawrie – Accept or Hold?

  136. Shitwolf says:
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    I has JD mart, Cargo, Cespedes, starling marte, Herrera and conforto
    and one of them needs to sit in my 5×5 h2h weekly league I like all of them and was leaning on sitting slumping JDong as i saw him named hahah… well because hes been slumping am I crazy or should i sit someone else?

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @Grey:

        you a boss homie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  137. Austin Millbarge says:
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    5×5 AL only – weekly lineup

    A. Escobar or E. Nunez this week?
    Seth Smith or pick up Pearce (or play Carlos Gomez – the most frustrating thing since opening the freezer and a frozen pound of ground beef falls on my toe)?

  138. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Archie Bradley getting the call to start in Colorado. Great idea for a struggling pitcher. Coors.
    One wonders if Diamondbacks management has just been phuguing with everyone for the past few years.

  139. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    At this point would you go McCullers over Rodon or Pineda? I’ve been benching them both until they come around anyhow.

    Thanks!

    • quimmy says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: I love McCullers. Like favorite everything he tweets love him. But, he is an injury risk, not sure I would cut either of those guys for him.

  140. Los Putos says:
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    Shipped off K Jansen/M Ozuna for Frazier/Dickerson yesterday. I had picked up Ozuna off the wires a week prior also.

    Dumped Dick to activate Inciarte and picked up McCullers and slid him to the DL spot.

    Thoughts on trade?

    10 team 5×5 Roto
    Roster looks like this now.
    C Navarro
    C
    1B Goldy
    1B Abreu
    2B Dozier
    2B Lowrie
    3B Seager
    3B Frazier
    SS Bogaerts
    SS A Diaz
    OF Betts
    OF Calhoun
    OF Inciarte
    OF K Davis
    UTL V Mart
    BN Plouffe

    SP: Strasburg, Lester, Gray, Liriano, Tanaka, Nola, Velasquez, Hendricks DL McCullers
    RP: Osuna, W Davis, McGee and J Smith

    Am solid in pitching stats, but hitting is terrible aside from steals. Am in 5th at the moment. Still trying to work deals to get a C off waivers (Casali or hold for Gattis). Not getting many bites on offering SP. Tough league to deal with.

    Great write up as always. Have a good day all

  141. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP

    Goldy/berrios/nicasio or hosmer/starlin marte/smyly

  142. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Thought I heard Hurdle say it was like having Polanco be a second lead-off man batting 8th. I might be making that up.

    Watched Cropsey from that Buzzfeed scary doc list. Another failure. You were right, Jiro Dreams of Sushi was awesome. I ordered sushi within an hour of finishing it. What a fun loving guy that Jiro is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Loved Jiro! I watched Foxcatcher this weekend, was solid, bit depressing, so that’s fun

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Haha, watch the movie or that show on Netflix?

        I’m about to watch season 2 of Leftovers I think. I was terrible at HBO last year apparently. That’s enough depressing material to keep me going for a while. I loved season 1, second season had mixed reviews, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The doc on Netflix, Foxcatcher… I might watch Leftovers, haven’t seen any of it, season one was good, huh?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I thought that was an original show, skipped right by it.

            I thought the first season of The Leftovers was incredible. It can be a little out there at times (a lot of the time) and super depressing, but I think it is one of the most intense shows I have ever watched. I just convinced myself to start season 2 this week.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool, I’ll give it a try one of these weeks, I wanna start Justify too, but it’s a lot of episodes to watch

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: My lady wants to start The Americans. Heard it’s great. FX does some good work. I need to quit my job if I want to watch all this television.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha…The Americans is the best show on TV

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Wow, really? I said that about season 1 of The Leftovers.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like it better than Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones is solid but I don’t know what’s going on half the time, Mr. Robot is also solid, but less even

                  • ThE sHiT says:
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                    @Grey: Wow, The Americans really that good??? I was immediately drawn to it when i saw the commercials for the pilot when it started a while back. Never got to recording it or watching an episode. That being said, the lady and i love Better Call Saul, so now I’m super intrigued to get going on The Americans…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I love it

  143. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Neris, Wilson, or Hernandez for Holds? And would you drop Hendricks or Pomeranz to grab Glasnow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Neris…Pom

      • SF says:
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        @Grey:Sorry follow up. If yordano is in the mix would you drop him? or still Pom?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pom

          • SF says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

  144. Baby Kardashian says:
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    Castellanos or Franco in a 12 team basic 5 category stat setup….in waiver fodder u like over Tulo until we get a pulse from him?

  145. Marc G. says:
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    Ready to drop Suarez and slide Desmond at SS, which would open up a OF spot.
    Main need is average.
    Available: Myers, Parra or Mazara ?

  146. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    4th OF question – start L. Martin or Myers? 12 Team H2H with OPS and Holds.

    Thanks much.

  147. Dommattingly says:
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    I’m dropping Pagan for Souza, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  148. pager24 says:
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    Grey,
    Yordano is such a bitch! Roark just went on waivers- Would you drop Yordano for Roark in a 12 teamer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. Bobbo says:
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    Drop Yordano Ventura for Tanner Roark?

    Sounds crazy and I know it’s early but that walk rate is U-G-L-Y
    It’s always a tough balance between waiting out the guys I drafted and holding onto them for too long.

  150. Nick says:
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    Would you activate Ed Rodriguez coming back from DL tomorrow?
    i guess not to wait and see!
    i’d start Manea , and drop him if he goes bad
    then start ED Rod for his 2nd start

    ?
    Nick!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  151. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft hold league

    C-Grandal
    1-Rizzo
    2-Neil Walker
    SS-Corey Seager
    3-Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Mazara
    Util- Ian Desmond, VMart
    Bench- Heyward

    SP- Thor, Salazar, Matz, Vinny V, Wainwright
    RP- Jeanmar, Arold-Rage, Madson, Casilla, Dyson, K-Rod
    DL- Darvish, Ryu

    I have too many closers give up K-Rod for Prince Fielder or hold?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        I should take Pujols for my Arold-rage, right?! Couldn’t snag Prince for K-Rod…

        thanks g

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  152. JJ says:
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    Morning Grey.
    Epic writeup. Didn’t quite get the Urias wink comment until I googled it. Whoa! Nice.
    Im looking to sell high on D.ORTIZ in a 12 team keeper league(keep 10). Thing is, I think that he could keep up these stats all year. I would keep him for sure in a redraft league. Is it worth selling high? Or should I just enjoy the ride.
    Guys Im looking at include
    J.VOTTO, E.ENCARNACION, C.BLACKMON, J.UPTON, J.ABREU. JD MARTINEZ
    Might as well aim high.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take any of those bats for Ortiz

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Any one in particular you would want more in a keeper league? It would be nice to get a first baseman back in return but I have Belt so could always slide him in there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JD, Abreu, Upton

  153. joe says:
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    starting rodon tomorrow @ tex?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  154. Corey says:
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    Once Gattis gets catcher eligibility, would you drop Sal Perez for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  155. Juan says:
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    Grey,
    just traded Pomeranz Roark Castellanos for O. Herrera and Cishek.
    I needed to make room for Mccullers.
    Pitching looks like Harvey Tanaka Gausmen Gio Iglesias Mccullers.
    Closers – Cishek* J.Smith Jefferies and Rodon.

    good or bad deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  156. Teddy Heater says:
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    Great intro rap. Quick feel good story about T-Pain. The girl who selflessly runs our rescue group car finally died on her. They wanted $3,500 to fix a Ford Explorer so Kelly and her GF started a fundraiser and they raised like 9k in a matter of 4 days. Everyone was happy and then one of the former rescues Dad called Kelly’s GF and was like I’m trying to get T-Pain to donate one of his Mini Coopers to Nikki. He’s a producer who works with T- Pain. I’ve seen some of T-Pains interviews, he seems like a genuine guy and apparently he loves everything Nikki does for the Bully breeds. Now he’s going to be shooting a new commercial for Mini and he’s trying to get them to donate a Countryman for her. T-Pain loves Strippers and Bulldogs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome! Great story!

  157. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    In a weekly league would you start Cain or K Davis over any of the following?

    Herrera
    Pederson
    Pillar
    Parra
    Villar

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at Hitter-Tron… Cain over Odubel prolly

  158. OaktownSteve says:
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    No day baseball today. Sad panda.

    Hahn demotion based in part on needing to juggle rotation because of the double header. Good chance he’s back when his 10 day wait period is over. He’ll be at minimum a good home streamer this year, I bet.

    The Cubs handling of Harper was genius. Completely took over the psyche of the whole Nats team. Cubs are in their heads. It’ll be interesting to see how much other teams follow suit. My guess is that most other organizations don’t have the nuts to go the whole way through with it like Cubbies did. See some modified form of sometimes pitching around. Nats should consider moving Wilson Ramos into the cleanup spot.

    Nats 5 in the rotation been so good, there’s no room for Giolito.

    Supposedly Laser Show spotted a change in Price’s delivery and tipped him this weekend. His hands had dropped six or so inches down near the belt mid-delivery from peak Price. Maybe something, may be nothing. Seems unlikely that would have cost him 1.5 mph off his fastball.

    Are you zombinoing Robbie Cano or is he not old enough yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on all counts, Cano’s not old enough for it

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Been saying all year. Cano MVFBP based on average draft position this year.

  159. William Hung says:
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    When Trea Turner gets called up to spark the Nats offense, is he 10 team worthy? Any revision to your preseason projections?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, nope

  160. The Great Knoche says:
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    Fielder or Khrush Davis ROS? OBP League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  161. Big league choo says:
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    Machado/smyly or goldy/berrios

  162. True and Correct says:
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    Nice article, as usual.
    Salary cap question (again).Please rank for R.O.S.
    Nomar v. Domingo (same salary).
    Nomar v. Piscotty (Piscotty w/ double the salary)
    Matz v. Maeda v. Corbin (Matz with lowest salary). Points question, so tough road double not as ugly v. straight roto. . Probably a dumb question.
    Yeah, Corbin got cheated out of a well deserved W, by hall of fame, Andrew Chafin. Btw, why bring Chafin in the 8th ? But, as you said, it was Atl. Like Matz pitching in n.l. east.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nomar, Nomar, Matz, Maeda

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I presume you ranked Matz/Maeda 1-2 and sayonara Corbin ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  163. steve says:
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    do u start Sanchez tonight at Giants?
    facing Peavy
    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  164. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I’m in a 2 catcher league and I punted both spots last week, still won 8-1-1. I think rostering a catcher in H2H leagues, I’m looking at you Derek Norris, often makes the rest of my stats shit the bed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  165. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Bench bat:

    Leonys, Souza, Yasmani Tomas, K Davis

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  166. JimmyJackJames says:
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    More value going forward in a very competitive roto league for saves – Joe Smith or Trevor May?

    Thanks GreY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  167. Matt says:
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    hey grey. should I move on from kolten wong and drop him for trea turner before he gets scooped up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  168. Whirlaway says:
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    JD-Mart is still a buy, correct? As far as what we had him predraft value

    K rate down, BB rate up, BABIP low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, buy

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Whirlaway: i saw some fool drop him in a dynasty last week.

  169. rick carmichael says:
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    drop panik for ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  170. Chris says:
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    If selling Trumbo, what SP (or SP tier) would you try and target? I’ve turned down offers of Liriano / A. Sanchez / Berrios, but should I reconsider?

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Chris: Salazar, Carrasco?

      • Chris says:
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        @Whirlaway:

        Good call except I own both :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 15 SP

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Chris: Start high — never know what some dude thinks Trumbo is worth. you just might get Scherzer Archer Cole or better

  171. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Who to start this week?

    Khris Davis: @BOS3, @TB3 ($5.2)
    or
    Joc Pederson: NYM4, STL3 ($7.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  172. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    what % chance you think when k.davis is asked about BB’ing his answer is “i’m too busy trying to keep up with my name sake’s homers; and anyway, i just ate”

    in any league (esp an AL only) i’m carrying castro, getting worried about gattis cutting into playing time enough to grab casali? (who’s actually been getting lots of playing time lately, even though i know TB started year in 3 way catcher platoon, now down to 2 with rene at NYM). casali’s OBP is even worse than castro (these are all OBP/OPS leagues of course, some 2 catcher)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…. Yeah, grab Casali

  173. m0se says:
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    would you give your Goldie for mad max and jupton? I need pitching and can slot encarnacion at 1B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  174. GoJays says:
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    Great stuff again Grey. Which three closers do I go with this week? I would benched Rodney by default, but he has been pretty darned good (jinx!). Number of games this week shown beside name.

    Osuna (6)
    Rodney (7)
    Ziegler (7)
    McGee (6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Rodney

  175. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Cain or JD ROS. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  176. Milarky says:
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    Grey, can you help me pick 7 starters for this week from this list? Only caveat is that I have to start one of Eickhoff or Berrios.

    Chen (MIL)
    Eickhoff (@ATL)
    Gausman (@MIN) – I though he had two this week, but CBS doesn’t show a 2nd start
    Kluber (MIN, @HOU)
    Joe Ross (DET, MIA)
    Salazar (@HOU)
    Scherzer (DET)
    Berrios (BAL, @CLE)
    Corbin (SF)
    Karns (LAA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, though which 3 to bench from the above list?

        • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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          @Milarky: gaus does have 2. bench corbin (maybe not own him if he has another bad one against a real team), berrios and chen (till he has another good start)

  177. LastPlace says:
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    Deep NL Only.

    Try not to vomit, but…

    D. Freese or N. Ahmed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freese

      • LastPlace says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @LastPlace: it ain’t that deep if a guy who starts almost everyday and bats in middle of order isn’t owned. the rest of us are over here grabbing rosales when spangenberg went out, or captian kirk, and being very happy to get wallace when he’s moved to near middle of order.

  178. Love all the 80’s nostalgic throwbacks, Grey and Ted’s Excellent Adventure was just missing help from that Greek Philosopher So-Crates!
    Jessie’s Girl, Biff Tannen, MonChiChi and Rich Hall’s Sniget!
    Killing it Grey, I gotta split to scratch my Pug’s Blibula- Sniglet for the magic spot his leg magically kicks at.
    Samar, better have spoiled Cougs on Mother’s Day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  179. JoeG414 says:
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    Trying to get something (a Strikeout pitcher ) for Kevin Jepsen ( don’t need Saves ) . Trying to get Karns ; but he’s offering M.Estrada . Can Marco be helpful for the ros ? 6×6 roto.
    My other starters are : Arrieta , Salazer , Rodon , Corbin , Quintana and Happ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  180. crushbombs says:
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    springer and betts vs marte and harvey who wins? ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  181. Wheelchairman says:
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    Hey grey awesome write up.
    1) would you start McCullers @ Boston in a 6×6 roto league. Would sit Joe Smith or vizcanio.

    2) which two to start at ss and mi.
    A Diaz, Semien, C.Seager, Villar

    3)Would you sit Burns this week due to the catchers he is facing at Boston. I can start moss over him and I am behind in home runes and rbi. I could even start Villar in ulti. Slot and start Baustia or Sano in Outfielder.

    Thanks again Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, sit Vizcaino… Seager, Villar… Villar over Moss, Bautista

      • Wheelchairman says:
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        @Grey: thanks if I am using Villar at ulti slot would you then go Semien or Diaz at mi then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Semien

  182. Wilsonian says:
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    Castellanos and Segura for Jo-Fer and my choice of Joc, Ozuna, or Pillar?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    *I do need some help at SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jose/Joc

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Made the offer. Guy with Jose is already 33.5 games back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  183. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: do you concur with SON’s rankings for next week? if you had to pick one, who would you start?

    straily (27.7) – vs pit, @ phi
    a wood (18.5) – vs nym, vs stl
    bauer (14.6) – @ hou, vs min

    thanks.

    Reply

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  184. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey!

    Hope your weekend treated you well!

    H2H pts/ weekly.

    Which RP for this week: Chisek, Tolleson, Ryan Madsen, Fernando Rodney, zach Britton, Santiago Casilla.

    Next out of these which one SP are you starting:

    Stroman (@ SF & vs Mad Bum.)

    Matt Harvey (@ Colorado & vs Jon gray)

    Syndergaard (@ Dodgers & vs Maeda.)

    Next, my question regarding Price I know he should be started but do you start benching him? He faces Astros t

    My SP is currently set up as

    SP: price
    SP: Matt Harvey
    SP: Thor
    SP: Aaron Sanchez (2 starts)
    SP: Adam Conley (2 starts)
    SP: Hector Santiago (2 starts)

    Bench: bartolo colon, Glassnow & Rasiel Iglesias on DL

    Now for bats I have the roster as follows, leave it or make any changes?

    C: realmuto

    1b: rizzo

    2b: odor

    3b: Kyle seager

    SS: Xander bogartes

    IF: lindor

    OF: Harper
    OF: polanco
    OF: conforto
    Of: mazara

    DH: trumbo (OF/1B/DH) so if I wanted to put him in either OF, IF I can or utility too , but then I’d need to add a DH.

    Utility : Story

    Bench: piscotty, drury (3b/OF), AJ Reed & Napoli who’s been playing well recently.

    For 3b it’s between seager & drury.

    Seagers schedule:
    Vs Rays in Seattle (Moore, smyly, archer.)
    Then vs Angels in SEA(tropeno, sats pitcher ?, Sunday Hector Santiago.)

    Drury:
    @ coors field (chatwood, rusin, bettis,)

    Then vs Giants in Arizona (Cueto, Shark, peavy, I don’t see Sunday’s pitching listed.)

    Thanks grey & your marvelous mustache from one mustache enthusiast to another!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson… Noah… Start Price

  185. The Fighting Chicken says:
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    My staff is Syndergaard, Stras, Salazar, Matz, Colon, Nola (with Giolito stashed) and I have 47 out of a possible 50 pitching points so I’m looking to trade to improve my power which is almost last in the league due to the ineptitude of Hanley, Upton, Puig, Longoria (I do have rizzo springer correa and Carter playing well).

    I’m currently first in my league but it’s very close between the top 3 teams. Seeing as I’m 15-20 homers behind, should I try to trade one of Noah/Stras for Jose Abreu? Or ride my good pitching and wait for the offense to heat up?

    Sorry for the long post but thanks for everything you do for us fantasy baseballers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Stras first

  186. LightBlack says:
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    Afternoon Grey,

    Would you do this deal ? 10 team 6×6 OBP. Was offered Stras/Harvey for my JFer/Walker/Pederson. Was thinking of countering with Liriano instead of Walker. Would you go for either.

    Rest of my staff is Carassco(dl)/Matz/Kennedy/Rodon/Ventura.

    Ok with Harvey if we think he will be alright. If not im obviously not interested ir may ask for J.D Martinez instead. Appreciate any thoughts.

    • LightBlack says:
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      @LightBlack:

      This is T.Walker btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • LightBlack says:
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        @Grey:

        Who would you be more inclined to lose…..Walker or Liriano? I like Walker more but not sure myself. Thanks for the response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Liriano

  187. True and Correct says:
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    Points……Rizzo/Schoop v. Bryant/Odor ? Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

    • True and Correct says:
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      Points- Schoop v. Franco . This [email protected]True and Correct: Points question of Rizzo/Schoop v. Bryant/Odor is for this week. If you pick Bryant/Odor, can play either Franco or Schoop.
      Reason I’m focused on this points team, is that I’m in the top 5 (of 750 teams) for $25,000 OA prize.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Franco

  188. Don B. says:
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    Keuchel and a closer (Robertson perhaps) for Hendricks (Kyle) and Segura. Team receiving Segura needs a SS. Terrible for that team anyway or close enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  189. Nico says:
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    Ayyyyyyy! Hope you had a refreshing weekend, Grey. 2 decisions to make for this week’s lineup lock… You ready to throw Heyward back into the mix? I’d be sitting Dickerson for him though… Safe to start Villar over Starlin Castro this week, esp with him getting nicked up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! I’d start Hey and Vill

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: I done fugged up. Thought I could move my lineup around, but I can’t so Castro stays… I have Castellanos, Freeman, Villar, Dickerson to fill 2 UTIL spots… Team is struggling in the Run/HR department.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Freeman, Cast

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  190. True and Correct says:
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    Since you went w/ Bryant/Odor, I can now go with Franco v. Schoop. You’re the man, whatever the result.

  191. Hey-oh says:
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    In my keeper league, I traded Machado in 2014 after he got hurt for James Shields. I’d love to go back and kick my former self in the nards for that one.

    Anyway, would you say Jason Heyward for David Price is a buy-low on Price or a fair trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  192. Random Collmenter says:
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    You like my Nola for his Aroldis in a 5×5 roto league with QS? Nola is obviously more valuable in a QS league…

    Other SPs: JoFer, Gerrit Cole, Kluber, Hamels, Eickhoff
    Other RPs: Gregerson, K-Rod, Joe Smith, Ziegler.

    Overall my pitching is in rough shape so far even though it looks good on paper.

    It’s a keeper league but prob wouldn’t keep Nola OR Chapman b/c we only keep 4 players.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Nola

  193. jacks says:
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    Have to drop one of Villar, Leonys or Saunders in my 4×4 10 team league. Thinking I keep Villar for speed and that Leonys and Saunders are droppable. Horrible K rates for both, and I don’t see either being consistent enough for a weekly league. But which one goes first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

  194. Tentyme says:
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    So in a 12 team H2H weekly POINTS league could you help me out with your idea of who you would start. I have my idea but i’m a lil torn between a couple so here is my starting staff can you pick 5 pitchers.

    M Estrada ( @ TEX )
    C Kershaw ( NYM )
    K Gausman ( @ MIN )
    N Syndergaard ( @ LAD )
    J Lackey ( SD )
    C McHugh (@ BOS )
    J Tomlin ( MIN )
    R De La Rosa 2 START ( SF n @ COL )
    J Shields ( @ MIL )
    C Carrasco (I)

    Thx for the help Grey. Also which guy would you drop for GLASNOW and how long would you wait?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tentyme: First 5 for me.

      • Tentyme says:
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        @Cram It: I like estrada and he was one of my bubble guys. I was intrigued by the 5-0 Tomlin at home vs the 8 win TWINS.. ?? hmm

        • Cram It says:
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          @Tentyme: Tomlin’s probably a ‘safer’ pick. Estrada could be great or blow you up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tentyme: Tomlin over Estrada then top 4

  195. El Guapo says:
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    Heyward/Betances or Myers/Franco?

  196. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Franco

  197. brooklyn bum says:
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    schoop or rendon?

  198. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    OBP/SLG keeper league. Which side do you prefer:

    JD and Arrieta

    Marte and Sale

    Thanks

  199. chris says:
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    Machado/Hosmer/Bogaerts or Frazier/Abreu/Starlin Castro?

  200. Wudaben says:
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    Am I crazy for wanting to bench Syndergaard? I need to start 4 SP in the upcoming week in my H2H points league. I’ve got 4 2 start choices: J Fernandez (MIL,@WAS), Matz (@LAD,@COL), Ross (DET,MIA), Smyly (OAK,@SEA).

    I actually question whether Smyly will actually get 2 starts as Andriese is traveling with the team to Seattle but I also have Syndergaard @LAD. What do you think?

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @Wudaben:

      In our 12 team keeper league a manager offered Machado and Ortiz for Syndergaard. The Syndergaard owner went to the public comment board and treated the offer like the guy had just farted in his grandmother’s denture bowl. It got ugly. I’m a Matz owner and I’m worried about that Dodgers/Colorado combo for any Mets pitcher. But you gotta throw Thor, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben: You wanna sit Thor and start Matz in Coors?

    • Wudaben says:
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      @Wudaben: and here I was more worried about Ross vs Detroit then Matz. After week 1 I went out and acquired Thor everywhere and still believe he is going to be great but ever since Cincy got in his head via the stolen base it’s like he lost his hammer.

      No matter which way I choose it’ll probably be wrong but I’m going to bet that Smyly only gets one start @SEA and also has the lowest chance of getting a W so I’m going to swap him and Syndergaard. Ugh…

  201. Great White North says:
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    Boxberger and Billy Burns for Rendon and Joe Ross. Would you want the B’s or R’s in an RCL trade?

  202. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp

    Earlier, you said Roark was more than a streamer in this format. Are any of these other schmucks more than streamers too? Thanks

    Bauer, Wisler, Conley, Fulmer, Corbin, Severino, Eovaldi, Porcello, Eickhoff, Karns

  203. Great White North says:
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    Steals department tidbit: the Royals don’t have an off day or face a lefty until Price on next Tueday. Jarrod Dyson might have an a’ight week.

  204. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    The regression fairies are tickling Neil Walker in his no-no spot. 0 for his last 20.

    May the aggression fairies take a Louisville slugger to it.

  205. Snyders of hanover says:
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    Yo G

    Price for Puig? I need OF help

  206. Rocky says:
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    12 team AL only league-need starting pitcher-Severino-Mc Hugh-Duffey-M Perez–need 2 starters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rocky: Severino, McHugh

  207. Rocky says:
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    need hitter to fill for DL-Nava-D Lee-Barney-Guyer-Reimold

  208. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Correct me if I’m wrong, patiently waiting for a Hodor/Odor reference ;)… Odor HR = Hodor?

  209. Skeezix says:
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    Hey Grey, which one guy would you most likely bench this week out of the following:

    Villar, 7 (SD, @MIA)
    DeShizz, 6 (CHW, TOR)
    Semien, 6 (@BOS, @TB)
    Shaw, 7 (OAK, HOU)
    Ozuna, 6 (MIL, @WAS)
    Sano, 6 (BAL, @CLE)

  210. Rocky says:
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    Need 2 pitchers 12 team AL only league—Devenski-McHugh-Duffey-Severino-Andriese

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Rocky: that league is shallower than my AL only, andriese not being used again for a while, duffey (if he has a 4th good start don’t worry about SON, so far 3 for 3 all with SON hating him), devenski (only from matchups on this one, mchugh is @ BOS)

  211. True and Correct says:
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    Points this week and r.o.s. Matz v. Smyly ?

  212. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    What are you doing that’s so important? Watch Justified already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You sound like Cougs! Wait… Nah, it couldn’t be…. It’s on the list, it might be an offseason watch, big commitment

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: only 6 seasons man. That should be high on your list of things to do. I’ll allow you to wait until the offseason. But don’t you dare come back to us in 2017 without some good Justified refefences!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, fair enough!

  213. True and Correct says:
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    Not sure Smyly doubles. Surprised you like Smyly more. Has never had more than 25 starts. Also, Coors is Coors, but points isn’t roto.
    You think Smyly doubles this week with Andriese’s sparkler yesterday ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea the Rays rotation, Smyly has been a top 20 SP this year though

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @True and Correct: you asked about a period of this week only, he didn’t say he thought he’d remain healthy all year. while he’s playing this year (right now) he’s great.

  214. OH THE OPTIONS says:
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    IN my h2h weekly POINTS league , we get -1 for a strike out. Prince fielder and nick markakis are free agents. I only need them for a Utility spot really. Would you drop super utility guy Derek Dietrich ( 2b,3b,OF, U ) for one of these guys? which one? Thx for the help !! I appreciate it

    • Tentyme says:
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      @OH THE OPTIONS: And are %100 sure 75% 50% etc.. just curious how close you think the add drop is. Because if it’s a slight upgrade i’d rather have the flexibility with my only offense bench guy right now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        50%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  215. Polancodonk says:
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    10-team H2H.

    My OF is Starling Marte, Betts, Polanco, Mazara, Heyward. My 3B is Frazier, Franco, Castellanos.

    My Marte for his Kris Bryant?

    Alternatively: My Marte and Franco for his Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either, Arenado first

      • Polancodonk says:
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        @Grey: Thanks my man.

  216. JoeyB says:
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    Please rank:
    catcher: Grandal, Realmuto, Gomes
    Pitcher: Nola, Gausman, Odorizzi, Hamel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto…Nola

  217. assy says:
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    my birthday was on friday and a fantasy baseball miracle occurred! i traded garrett richards away for drew smyly, and then 6 minutes later, the news broke about richards and his ucl…..!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WOW, the Fantasy Baseball Overlord was smiling down on you

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @assy: i traded FOR d.travis last year in the SAME way, it sucked as i moved down 3 rounds in draft to do it for this year (did win that league anyway though)

  218. Tony says:
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    Yunel Escobar or Mike Napoli this week?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  219. Hanks says:
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    Should Urias be grabbed in all leagues for the chance his potential bullpen role this season turns into a rotation spot despite the inning limit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  220. Bernie Brewer says:
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    SP: Strasburg, Walker, Salazar, Smyly, J. Ross, Nicasio

    RP: Tolleson, McGee, J. Gomez

    Drop any of them for Glasnow?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  221. True and Correct says:
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    R.O.S.- Points. Please rank Matz-Smyly-Carrasco. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco, Smyly

  222. Milarky says:
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    Sorry Grey, my question above was asked in a confusing manner. can you help me pick 3 guys from this list to SIT this week?

    Chen (MIL)
    Eickhoff (@ATL)
    Gausman (@MIN) – I though he had two this week, but CBS doesn’t show a 2nd start
    Kluber (MIN, @HOU)
    Joe Ross (DET, MIA)
    Salazar (@HOU)
    Scherzer (DET)
    Berrios (BAL, @CLE)
    Corbin (SF)
    Karns (LAA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen, Berrios, Corbin

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Thanks so much Grey! Interesting you’re leaving Karns in there for me, though he also has a good match-up. I guess you’re a little wary of Berrios with all those walks? He’s very tempting to start, but could be a tire fire.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t trust Berrios yet

  223. bazzrall says:
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    dump Domingo for Melvin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  224. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Hope you had a good weekend.

    12T H2H redraft. Looking to buy low on Just Dongs. Ian Kennedy and Ozuna for JD sound fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Bostero111 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you sir!

  225. Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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    Thoughts on Adam Jones? Babip way down due to a goofy low line drive rate. Chasing less which has lead to more walks without a change in strikeout rate. Still hitting his flyballs far (longer flyball distance than guys like donaldson, khris davis, joc, braun, sano, ortiz, trout, carlos gonzalez, bryant, arenado, etc.).

    Would you rather have him or carlos gomez (both available on waivers now in my league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Baseball Fan 2000: sounds like he’s trying to hard to homer (rather than just hit the ball), but at same time willing to BB for value for first time in his career.

  226. rick carmichael says:
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    my Trumbo + Stroman for his Price?

    concerned about price’s velocity… i understand trumbo is a sell high but stroman been pretty good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Mike Ferrari says:
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        @Grey:

        keuchel and trumbo?

  227. crushbombs says:
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    mookie, springer, mccullers vs marte, cain, harvey who wins? ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @crushbombs: last year i thought the bots were broken (and actually asked rudy about it) when in OPS rater mookie was listed as like the 4th highest player overall (or top 6 anyway)

  228. Great White North says:
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    Write righty Wright right (I know, right?) on my team until he breaks or still just a streamer. I got funny feelings down below about him and don’t want to drop after streaming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  229. Kratos says:
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    10 team cory seager on wire. drop starling castro for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  230. web says:
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    Starting Aaron Sanchez @San Fran tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  231. DonnieB says:
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    Got an extra MI with Seager,Segura,Lawrie and Schoop. It’s a 12 team league with one reserve spot. Would you drop one to pick up an extra SP like Corbin or Pomeranz? If so,which one would you drop and what SP would you add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, stream an SP

  232. Jim says:
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    Need a SS while Castro not playing
    Cozart, Baez, Brad Miller or Danny Santana ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Baez starting tonight? Then try him

  233. Kratos says:
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    10 team grab schoop lose s.castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  234. Anson Wells says:
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    Cozart, Baez and Villar….

    Seems a bit redundant to have all 3 trying to fill my SS spot

    Baez and Villar have triple and dual eligibility. I’m near the top of my league in power and speed, but at the bottom in average and runs.

    What to do, what to do…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Cozart

  235. OaktownSteve says:
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    Carlos Santana, John Jaso and Joe Mauer all batting lead off today.

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @OaktownSteve: want to make up for all those at bats they lost in their catcher years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s like Maddon is managing multiple teams

  236. gangreen says:
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    Im in a rotisserie points league, and its season long points. So should I drop either avisail or oswaldo arcia for even gattis. I own salty already. I dont need any of these guys more then the other. I just thought having gattis would be best because I can use him as a catcher when salty cools off. Well actually I think gattis is better then salty but icant drop salty yet. Atleast until gattis is catcher eligable and the then hes one. My outfielders are myers mookie, drury,delino, dickerson. I have til unlimited games played at the catcher position. So by picking up gattis I could have more stats at catcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  237. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    wow, this one i don’t think i’ve ever seen
    mlbdepthcharts has braun playing

    but
    rotoworld has this (in part): “Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers’ lineup Monday.” posted almost 3 hours ago. guessing go with depthcharts and assume rotoworld catches up later? this does likely resolve itself before gametime.

      • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: oops, that’s the one i meant, not mlbdepthcharts. i’m on both those everyday and get them confused, yeah that one had braun playing but rotoworld blurb (earlier in day they never corrected) had him not playing. went with that of course.

  238. Maximumxpower says:
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    Would you rather have Neil Walker or Jung-Ho Kang rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  239. Cram It says:
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    Lamb heating up, 3 games in Coors, hitting cleanup. Drury getting OF reps. It’s gonna be a drunken mutton night! (That’s a good thing)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  240. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Whose the odd man out here
    J.BAEZ vs C.Vargas(sd)
    B.DOZIER vs T.Wilson(bal)
    M.SANO vs T.Wilson
    C.SEAGER vs Matz(nym)

    • JJ says:
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      @JJ:
      Nevermind. Seeger is sitting today.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, okay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  241. Kung Pao Panda says:
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    Batty call alert. Dietrich is leading off tonight and is 8 for 14 including a cycle in those 14 ABs versus Wily Peralta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  242. jacks says:
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    Tempted to pick up Jake Lamb and play him this week. He’s batting cleanup tonight in COL. 7 game slate, 1 Lefty all week, Peavy and Cain up in SF. Playing time issues, but Perlata and Tomas are banged up. You feeling it?

    • Cram It says:
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      @jacks: Baaahhh!

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @jacks: this went well, i was able to add mini donkey and lamb.

  243. Grant says:
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    Which side?

    Chapman/Steven Wright vs Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  244. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    if i’m looking to see who’s more valuable to stash can only be one (have tropeano to drop)
    wood vs NYM
    wisler @ PHI

    if castro keeps sitting out with DL stint i’ll have to add 2B for this spot anyway. so far wood only useful at home, however he’s only had 2 home starts and one of them was SD, so who knows what that means.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

      • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: oops wisler is at home vs PHI, it’s why SON likes it so much.

  245. Buck says:
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    Still think Franco gets to 25 homers this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  246. griff says:
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    In a 12 team dynasty, I have wong, lawrie and stashed d. travis. Tried to trade wong but have no takers. Was thinking about dropping wong and rotating the spot for UT for a hot schomatato week to week. Good move? Lamb and Dieterich are available. If so, which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Lamb

  247. gangreen says:
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    I dropped dylan bundy for nate karns . Im ina limited inning league. Should I drop karns for bundy since im already projected to go over my innings limit anyways

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  248. Giving Davis.
    1. Archer for C. Davis.
    2. Salazar and Fielder or C. Davis?

    What is a reasonable return for Davis?

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Archer, but don’t love selling big bat for big arm

      • Understood. Thanks, Grey.

  249. OaktownSteve says:
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    Pillar back in the leadoff spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  250. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    It’s nit picking to be sure but…

    Any concern about Manny’s SB production this year? Think he still steals 10-15ish?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bet on at least 10

  251. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Jon Niese is proof that Ray Searage is human

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: And I’m with you on Thrones. Too many names, I don’t know which guy they are talking about most of the time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly…I like it, but no clue what’s going on half the time

  252. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    The following guys are on waivers.. Do you like them more than anyone on my team? I could drop a pitcher to add one of these guys too if you don’t think any of my bats are droppable. I usually roll with one bench bat though.
    Dickerson, grichuk, hazelbaker, Duvall, pillar, leonys Martin, BJ Upton, semien.

    My team 12 team mixed h2h standard 5×5 cat.
    C: Casali
    1B: E5
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Harper, jupton , starlin Marte
    Util: Khris Davis, burns
    Bench: cozart
    NA: arenthal James Reed

    SP: Harvey, Salazar, rodon, severino, andriese, Robbie Ray, Joe Ross, Liriano, manaea
    RP: McGee , Britton, Rodney, Krod, jepsen
    DL: Tyson Ross, Darvish
    NA: Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  253. ThE sHiT says:
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    Why the fuck was OZUNA going back to tag up on a homer?!?! Better not cost Realmuto the homer…weirdest baseball play I’ve seen in a while

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So effin ridiculous

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Grey: holy jesus are baseball rules stupid. this is like after a goal is scored in hockey the goal coming back since a player dropped his stick after the whistle or something. or you go the bank, cash a check, get the money, go home, hallucinate a dream about having been robbed (and worried about the check that’s already been cashed having been robbed from you), calling the bank telling them to cancel the check, they even tell you don’t worry, you weren’t robbed, they have you on camera getting the money; but then next time you go to the bank they tell you you owe them the money from the check that they already gave you. unless a baserunner somehow affected a homer being a homer why does anything a baserunner does have anything to do with his scoring while a homer occurred? just asinine.

    • Kung Pao Panda says:
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      @ThE sHiT:
      We lost the Realmuto HR. OZUNA see fly ball. OZUNA tag up.

  254. Scott says:
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    Stream Happ tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  255. Anson Wells says:
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    Pitching Problems…

    King Felix, Matz, Maeda, Yordana, Rodon, Ian Kennedy and Tillman
    Rasiel Iglesia and Tyson Ross on the IR
    Glasgow waiting in the wings…

    What the hell do I do?

    Waiver SP’s include… Jaime Garcia, Colon, Erasmo, S Wright, Karns, Happ, Chatwood, Tomlin, McHugh, Estrada, Richards, Eovaldi, Pineda, Corbin, Chen, Kendricks….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream Yordano’s spot

  256. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    and they wait yet again till after the 7’s start to rainout the 8’s. could’ve got villar in over heyward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  257. greg says:
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    Sonovanidiot ……..Ozuna, and to a certain extent, JT, cost me a home run, a run, and an rbi. F*ck F*ck F*ck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such BS

      • greg says:
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        @Grey: Make that two rbis….and my hitters are all streaky and slumping together…..Betts, Upton, Sano, Franco, grrrr….

        combine that with Sonny Gray’s implosion, 3rd in a row, and I’m off to a roaring start. I cut him. I know I’ll probably regret it but for now I don’t care at all. Waste of a pick…..

  258. Melike says:
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    I asked earlier in the day but got kinda confused by the respnse..

    Out of gausman/Roark/nola which pitcher should I try to package in a deal to sell high on?

    I feel like all of these guys are sell highs obviously but I’d like to try and cash in some of my chips..

    For instance any of the pitchers above + mazara for Todd Frazier?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gaus

  259. Stanton in my way says:
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    I need saves just like anyone, but was offered Puig for Fernando Rodney who will likely implode any moment now. Do you think Puig will come back to form and would you make the deal? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  260. PumpkinPie says:
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    Hey Grey, great article.
    I was offered Price and Heyward for my Cruz and Wade Davis. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz, it’s fair

  261. John says:
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    Do you like Lindor over Story ROS? Is it close?

    Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  262. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Who would you rather have? Forsythe or Neil Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  263. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I had the worst offensive week known to man last week…I started the week 10 pts. Ahead and finished it 19 pts. Out lol…Entire line up went cold at the same time..I hated checking my stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The worst is when you keep refreshing and it keeps getting worse

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Oh God I’m 3 for 16 tonight…it’s continuing

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Good news is my RCL team in Vins league is doing good…6 points out of first

  264. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I’m the king of trap!