“Hi, I work in the front office for the Twins and I’m ordering lunch.  I was wondering what you have that’s old that you can give us a discount on.  Can you eat old pork?  Hmm, let’s try it with extra sauce.  John Ryan Murphy briefly converted to Judaism, or so he wrote in 6-point font inside his lined notebook where he talked about murder, but he’s back to the gentile side of things.  I’d also like to know if any of your very old or very young employees want to join our pitching staff.  We can’t pay them in money, but Byung ho Park and Kurt Suzuki often wrestle together, reenacting Foxcatcher, and it’s just fun to be around when that happens.  Gotcha, okay, just send the old pork then!”  Incredibly, the Twins reached into their oh-so-deep pockets, pulled out some lint and decided to call up their top pitching prospect, Jose Berrios.  He’s only been ready for about three years now; crazy to start his clock now when they could’ve held him down in Triple-A for another five years.  Never underestimate the Twins’ frugality.  It’s FRU-JOUL-LAY, it’s Italian!  Here’s what I said previously about him, “A team like the Tigers would’ve promoted Berrios about two years ago.  No fear, John Deere, Berrios is still only 21 years old.  I’ve seen people peg Berrios as having #3 fantasy starter upside, but I see him landing eventually with a barely-2 BB/9 and 9 K/9 from his mid-90s MPH fastball and plus-curve.  That makes him a borderline fantasy ace in the making.  Of course, as a rookie, there will be stretches where he doesn’t look like that, but want a guy that could come on and give you a Shelby Miller in 2015-type year?  Berrios has that potential.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Yes, I’d grab him, yes, in your league too.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ervin Santana – Hit the DL with a back strain.  Hopefully when you saw Ervin on draft day, you gave him the “No look, pass.”

Kyle Gibson – Also hit the DL, him to a shoulder strain.  If he would’ve strengthened his shoulder like his dad demanded of him when he was younger, he’d be fine.  “Run around the house and reenact my game winning homer.  This time, more arm pumping.”

Kevin Jepsen – 1 IP, 1 ER and his third blown save, but came out as the escape goat.  So, he turned crud to cud.

Danny Santana – 3-for-5, 1 run as he hit leadoff.  I saw that he hit leadoff and had three hits and I was like, “Aw sookie, I’m picking him up….And he’s gone already.  C’mon, Fantasy Master Lothario, be less handsome and more faster!  More faster?”

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .206 and in the nine hole.  On some teams, the nine hole is meant to turn over the lineup.  On the Twins, it’s meant to end the third, sixth and ninth innings.

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Kipnis hit that homer straight from the seder plate!

Juan Uribe – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  As non-scientist Bill Nye would say, there’s a 100% chance Uribe hits another homer within two games of yesterday.

Travis d’Arnaud – Hit the DL with a strained right rotator cuff.  But now it’s too obvious to get him out of my fantasy lineup.  Where’s the challenge in that?

Brandon Finnegan – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86 vs. Bartolo Colon – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  This matchup was billed as Finnegan vs. Never Finished Eating.  Ended in three no decisions.  Two in the game and one after at Golden Corral buffet.

Logan Verrett – 2 IP, 0 ER, 0.55 ERA as he got the victory for the 2nd consecutive game.  Damn, I wish I had some of that.  Is there anything better than a vulture win?  It’s up there with finding a dollar on the street or finding a tub of Ben & Jerry’s in the freezer that you forgot about.  Man, I am so married I don’t even list sex as being in the top three with a vulture win, ice cream and a dollar.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  It was a pinch-hit homer, so I’ll say it for you.  Sonavabench!

Tony Cingrani – 2/3 IP, 1 ER as he came into the 7th inning.  I ain’t got time for bird sex and I ain’t got time for the Reds bullpen.

Tucker Barnhart – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .355.  Beginning to think I should own Barnhart instead of the barnyard creature, Mesoraco.

Dioner Navarro – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in three games.  You don’t have to tell me twice.  Dot dot dot.  Okay, you do, but I dropped Salty and grabbed Navarro in one league.

Austin Jackson – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  White Sox are the one team (I can currently think of) that don’t platoon anyone.  That’s likely because a platoon reminds Robin Ventura of war, which reminds him of fighting, which reminds him of Nolan Ryan noogying him.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIS and his 3rd homer.  This comes after he had two hits on Monday.  Mr. hot schmotato risin’.  Gonna keep on risin’.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  To go with his one steal.  It’s like Eaton ate Yunel Escobar.  If you look around Eaton’s pupils, you can see Yunel’s homophobic eyes.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks as he faced a Jays B lineup.  Still a solid team, but you go down the Jays’ lineup and you’re like, “Matt Dominguez is in the majors?  Thole?  Doesn’t he write for Razzball and love Domonic Brown?   The Purple Evolutionist?”

Russell Martin – Likely won’t start until Friday due to a stiff neck.  He has a Viagra lodged in his throat.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and three homers (3, 4, 5).  After the third homer, everyone greeted McCutchen to high-five him.  The entire team.  Even guys from the bullpen.  And, at the very end, Gregory Polanco (2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .333 with a .440 OBP).  High-five lineups arranged by Clint Hurdle.

David Freese – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer.  Ugh, would this schmohawk get hurt already so they can move Polanco up?  Please!

Starling Marte – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  He was seen talking with Polanco and Hurdle shushed him.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  You better grab your Obama Chia pet, I feel a Torenado!

Kyle Hendricks – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.52.  Hammel’s ERA is 0.75.  Five over-the-internet dollars says that Hammel and Hendricks’ ERAs are within 0.10 of each other at the end of the year.

Javier Baez – 1-for-2, 1 run and his 2nd steal as he pinch hit.  A regular ol’ Rusty Staub!

Miguel Montero – Out with a stiff back.  There hasn’t been this much stiffness around the majors since Alyssa Milano got married.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  His K-rate is 7.2, BB/9 is 4 and xFIP is 4.29.  I.e., Nelson could make you harried.

Matt Holliday – Out with a leg cramp.  Don’t they have leg Midols?

Kolten Wong – Out with flu-like symptoms.  Or in pithy terms, Wong Flu Over a Congested Chest.

Shelby Miller – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.69.  I’d hate to be a fly on the wall when someone explains xFIP to the Diamondbacks’ GM.  “So, you’re saying, these pitchers we traded for and signed overperformed last year?”  Then he staggers into a wall, killing the previously mentioned fly.

Brandon Moss – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  If you put Brett Wallace on the Cards, he’d be an All-Star.  I’m sure of it.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .273.  Who caught that home run ball?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Carlos Martinez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.93.  I will never doubt the Cardinals again (except Wainwright).  I promise (aside from previous caveat)!

Jake Lamb – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Lamb got gamey!

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, as he keeps his schmotato hot long time.  Both Diamondbacks homers came in the ninth when the game was over…the real game, which involves spitting and scratching yourself in public.  The fantasy game doesn’t end, and involves scratching yourself in private.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Edinson Volquez – 5 IP, 8 ER vs. the Angels.  Geez, what crawled up the Angels’ butt and turned into an actual hitter?

Yunel Escobar – 4-for-5, 1 run.  Or is Adam Eaton staring out at us under Yunel’s skin?  Egads, I can’t look!

Johnny Giavotella – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Only three more for his career high!  Or will this be the year he tops five?!  The drama!  The intrigue!  The dramigue!

Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.41.  Three pitchers in my top 20 to avoid:  Greinke, Keuchel and F-Her.  Don’t worry, F-Her’s comeuppance is coming, uh, uppance.

Nathan Karns – 7 IP, 0 ER, ;5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Why is it Karns and Eovaldi always trip me up on Nate or Nathan?  Are they Nathans like the glorious hot dogs?  Karns, Nate or Nathan, is solid in the right matchups, so I’d consult the Stream-o-Nator.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 7th homer.  His 8th homer will only be released on Tidal.

Ben Revere – Could rejoin the Nats on their upcoming road trip.  He’ll be the one on the horse screaming, the SAGNOF is coming!

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  I don’t think he’s done, so don’t take this the wrong way, but I have a gut feeling this past preseason is the last time we see Scherzer drafted in the top 5 starters ever again.  Then next year he’ll be this year’s Felix Hernandez.

Michael Taylor – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 3rd steal.   All we need is a Portuguese roll and some Velveeta because somebody’s going Taylor H.A.M.

Charlie Morton – His hamstring’s MRI revealed ugly results.  It looked just like Devin Mesoraco.  Adam Morgan will start in Morton’s place on Friday.  Morgan throws an 89 MPH fastball and–What happened?  I fell asleep?  Is it dinner time?

Vince Velasquez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.78.  Just, please, let it run through your mind that he has an ERA of 1.78 the next time you ask if you should drop him.

Andres Blanco – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Andre the White is hitting .346 and batting 2nd and I wouldn’t pick him up either, so let’s move on.

Cesar Hernandez – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Four straight games with a hit, has raised his average about fifty points in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Alex Rodriguez – Didn’t start yesterday with a stiff oblique.  A-Rod’s mirrored reflection said, “Take a day, rest, and discreetly moisten your nipples with your own saliva.”

Luis Severino – 3 IP, 6 ER.  *folds a Denny’s placemat into a boat, puts the paper boat into the ocean*  “Okay, Severino and Pineda, your boat awaits.”  “Will that hold us?”  “Of course!”  “But I heard a tsunami was headed this way.”  “Nonsense!  Go ahead, Pineda first, Severino first, I don’t care.  Get on the boat.”  “Is this a metaphor for wanting us off your fantasy team?”  “Yes.”

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Also, in this game, Ian Desmond went 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Mean’s while, Delino DeShields (0-for-4) stood near the shoreline, just missing the Severino/Pineda boat.

A.J. Griffin – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 2.52.  But as the Stream-o-Nator says Alfredo Jettucine could get creamed at any point .

Carl Crawford – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m not sure what I’m able to say through my attorney.”

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. Tom Koehler 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  After Kershaw was beaten by Koehler, when fans were filing out of Dodger Stadium, they should’ve played Helter Skelter backwards.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  44 more and I’ll be forever your girl!

Johnny Cueto – 9 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks vs. the Padres.  After the game, he received a phone call from Vincent Velasquez who said, “I know, right?!”

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-3.  Nothing really, but 2nd game in a row with two hits, and he’s the type to hit a bunch of bombs in a row when he heats up, so I would cyclops him.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.58.  Is anyone on the Rays staff a good bet to go more than six innings in any given start?  You don’t have to answer; I can’t hear you anyway.  You are reading words; this is not a conversation.

Carson Smith – Aiming to return next Monday.  Not sure what to expect from him when he returns due to the nature of his injury (elbow).  I’ve stashed him in one league because if he’s anywhere near as dominant as last year it’ll be well worth it.  Everyone needs something to MR. B in.

David Price – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 14 Ks.  *standing below Price’s Buy Low Window, holding boombox, playing In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel*  Hello, anyone going to open this window again?  Guys, this boombox is heavy.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  In related news, Pablo Sandoval looked behind himself to make sure nothing else was on the scale where he stood.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-5, 2 runs and two steals (4, 5).  Bogaerts is solid, I don’t mind him, but he doesn’t give a ton of fantasy value all in one shot.  He’s more the guy that looks good at the end of the year.  Yesterday, for unstints, is one of his big games.  Again, not bad, just slow and steady, which wins races too.  “Yeah right!”  That’s an arrogant hare.

Rich Hill – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.42.  Sonavabench!  I figured since the Tigers were hitting well on Monday, and the game was in Comerica, and DAH!  This is my Hill and these are my beans!  And I should’ve started him.  As they say in Paris, c’est la y’all!  Paris, Texas, obviously.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Also, in this game, Josh Reddick 3-for-4, 1 run with his 2nd steal.  Or as the ancient Chinese proverb goes, when Reddick runs, Semien emerges.

Tyler Collins – After he made a gesture to fans with his middle finger, MLB reviewed “FU-gate,” but decided not to suspend him.  WWE is also reviewing Collins’ action, thinking about signing him under the name, Tyler the Tiger, with the finishing move, The Strike Out.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  Now has three straight games with two hits and a homer on Monday.  My visual album of this would be:  a Zombino picks a daffodil and hands it to a prematurely balding man in sweatpants who just got done screaming to his mom, “Make sure you buy me Doritos at the store!”

  1. Tio says:
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    Grey – Loved the Fantasy Island reference in regard to Tanner Roark. I think his start was a fantasy… 15K’s from a schmohawk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Great avatar!

  2. Kiss the bum says:
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    20 teams. My Wieters for his Travis Shaw. I have Navarro to replace Wieters. Thanks!!!

    • Kiss the bum says:
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      @Kiss the bum: Vasquez calling Cueto was the hardest I’ve laughed in at least a couple days. And I have funny friends.

  3. Smell The Glove says:
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    Drop Latos for Rich Hill?

  4. Baggiejohn says:
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    Hey Grey! Good morning from this side of the pond!

    Great write up, loved the Wong flu line. Wish I could get excited about Avisail Garcia as a hot schmotato, but too many years he disappointed me. To continue your theme, that ship has Avi-sailed!

  5. Long story short says:
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    Who wins

    Price, Calhoun and Verlander

    For

    Meade Cespedes and Odorizzi

  6. TTRA1N says:
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    Semien, Santana or B.Miller ROS?

    • knucks says:
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      @TTRA1N: Which Santana?

      • TTRA1N says:
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        @Grey:

        Danny eligible at SS.

        • knucks says:
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          @TTRA1N: Then I’d go Semien for now, but expect your AVG to suffer a bit

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    12 tm roto. My Salazar for his Osuna/Carrasco or Osuna/Taijuan? Would you take either of those?

    My other SP are Raisel, Gausman, Pomeranz, Porcello, Velasquez, McHugh, Fiers, and Berrios on the way. My other RP are…not good…Jeanmar Gomez, Betances, Cingrani, and Giles. I’m in last place FWIW.

    • Grey

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      @Stumanji: Get a cheaper closer, Carrasco one is fair, but it’ll leave you SP low

      • Stumanji says:
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        @Grey: I thought Osuna was a cheap closer!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not if it requires you to trade away your top SP

          • Stumanji says:
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            @Grey: Smart, you.

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Stumanji: Personally I’d go Taijuan by the way he’s pitching, plus Carrasco is out 4-6 weeks at least. You will have to improve your pitching further after this, your starters are decent but prone to WHIPping post.

  8. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    BRILLIANT, mi amigo, just brilliant!

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    a. Loved the Ventura to Nolan Ryan noogy! I saw that game, it was in 1990 there or abouts, right? Made me laugh.

    b. Holliday blurb was a holiday classic! Many thanks. Midol for leg cramps what a revolutionary idea!

    c. Benched Hill for that same fear of a Tigers uprising. He now moves up to must start in my mind.

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 27)

    Tripp: ‘Souvenirs’
    Horatio: ‘Well (queue the sunglasses) they found more than that.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Nice! B. Hehe C. Yeah, dah D. Ha

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    Dude-the Berrios line,please.I’m old and my abs can’t take laughing that hard.

  11. AbiCity hothot says:
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    Trout or Harper side short term in a 5×5 OPS keeper league? Medium term?

  12. hondo says:
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    Pertinent useless fact.Ok,that was a contradiction.
    Rusty Staub homered as a teenager and in his 40’s.

  13. Stumanji says:
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    Drop Ahmed for one of Aledmys Diaz or Eduardo Nunez at middle infidel?

  14. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Great stuff as always. Ice cream and a dollar. Totally with you. (And an unclaimed, potentially lucrative URL!)

    Damn. Missed out on Berrios but my buddy who picked him up has Greinke and Miller ON THE SAME TEAM so I don’t feel that bad. And I told him so.

    Delino is getting a hit today. 3/5 in his career vs CC. Make it happen, Delino!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Thanks! Hope so on DeShizz

  15. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    14 team h2h dynasty where i can have max 6 SP. i’ve done well streaming the last slot with porcello/trop/holland etc. starters are arrieta/corbin/j.garcia/iglesias/V2 along with the mostly daily streamer. karns today. who gets dropped with berrios up (had berrios/a.espinoza in NA slots), could lose the streamer of course. all of complete games, shutouts, K/9, pick offs, QS added and all of holland/porcello/trop/tomlin/straily/nicasio/hughes/wisler/shelby/peavy for streaming, at least.

    2. 12 teamer with saves only, have allen/osuna/casilla/cothem city. drop him for mcallister for handcuffing? mcallister has been better than shaw for about 2 years now nearly, and esp true this year. even all aboard the manship has gotta be a better option than shaw’s near fienian K-rate levels.

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: no those were the streamer list, i only own
        arrieta/corbin/j.garcia/iglesias/V2/berrios, question was about whether or not i’m better off holding those 6 rather than streaming at all. infinite innings and moves H2H league, but max 6 SP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now

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    In NL Only 5×5 – no bench ——— very competitive Legue .

    a)-Do I drop Nicasio for Verrett ? I too like the vulture wins, and who knows, maybe he fills in for Harvey, if he dont right his game soon. I think maybe something is wrong with Harvey, but what do I know ?

    b)-How much longer before blackmon gets back on the field ?

    c)-Mets SS Cabrerra or Ceasar Hernandez ROS ? I threatened to drop Ceasar a couple days ago, then he got hoot , so now second guessing dropping him. He can steal, where A Cabrerra dont run anymore

    Also see Shields missed your write up , he was unfortunate to face Bumm —————————————- Remember when I was crying for a job this time last year? Got me a good one.Who wouldnt be excited to manage Harper? — Trouble is, the women in DC are a lot colder than those on the West coast, but hey, its only money ;) ——————— thanks for the time- Peace- Brah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dusty Baker: A. No B. Thought I heard next week C. Cesar D. Dusty, good to see you as always

  17. SlidingHeadfirstIntoDMs says:
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    Grey, your words excite my innards like a chris sale backdoor slider, thanks so much for your fine work.
    I was wondering if you could lend your expert advice on a trade offer I’ve received: Carpenter and F. Liriano for Brantley. Its a R/RBI/SB/OBP/TB league. Any guidance would be much appreciated <3

  18. Eric says:
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    Drop one: Santiago, Kennedy, Porcello. Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eric: Porcello

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      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with F

  19. Mickey Maloney says:
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    2Pac is alive and ghost writing for Razzball. Keep Ya Head Up!

  20. greg says:
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    Odorozzi, Stroman, Severino, rate for r.o.s.? ;)

    • assy says:
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      @greg: nailed it already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @greg: What assy said

    • Shoegum Reynolds says:
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      @greg: An early season oddball fact for Stroman: So far in his four starts he’s departed the game leaving a total of 7 runners on base. All 7 scored. All earned runs. That’s a big chunk of the 17 runs he’s allowed.

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    I had been stashing Berrios on my roster for two years! Thanks razzball.

    Last one of these for a while a, Grey. Well until next week at least…

    12-team, $260 salary cap keeper league where we sign players to $5 per year plus current salary two years after their rookie contract expires (whatever you bought them for in the auction or free agency). So a $1 player would be $10 for 2 years, $16 for 3 years and $21 for 4 years, etc.

    Which is better… a Benintendi at $1 for this year and next, then signed March 2018 or Yoan Moncada $6 this year then signed March 2017? Okay now pretend Moncada is sitting on the waiver wire in this league, how much would you bid on him? Whatever you bid he would be that salary in 2016 and 2017, then increase in 2018 based on the contract.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wild Thing: Moncada, these are really Ralph questions

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey:

        Haha okay will ask him too. Thanks for your opinion too!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. dk says:
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    Alvarez could be getting hot, but they face 4 lefties in the next 6 games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Ugh, that sucks, good call

  23. Sean says:
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    My relievers currently are Cody Allen, Ryan Madson, Dellin Betances, and Andrew Miller. Allen is getting killed this year so far, what are your thoughts on him ROS? Do I hold, drop for Gomez or Colome, or use spot for streamer?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Sean: i wouldn’t drop allen…especially since chapman is coming off suspension soon.

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Pu$$y Control: The real question for your pen is what to do when Chapman returns as you will go from 3 closers to 2 with 2 solid set up guys. I bet you can move Betances in a trade.

        • Sean says:
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          @Pu$$y Control: I was thinking of moving one of them eventually, but it all depends on how they are used when chapman returns. They are great for my ratios, so I don’t mind having 2 closers and 2 setup men. My league varies from people have anywhere from 1-3 closers.

      • Say no to Steven! says:
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        @Pu$$y Control: if Francona would quit using his closer incorrectly, we wouldn’t be having this conversation…

        Last night was laughable, who brings their closer in, in a tie game on the road??

        • Sean says:
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          @Say no to Steven!: thats understandable, but his strikeouts and walks have regressed a good bit this year, which worries me.

          • Say no to Steven! says:
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            @Sean: I agree there, i did read he’s been a slow starter in years past as well.

  24. Three lights are out says:
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    12 man 5×5
    Hurting in my offensive categories….would you make any swaps for white or deshields ?
    C realmuto
    1b – Chris davis
    2b. – Castro
    3b – Frazier
    Ss – Seager
    Of – Marte, belt, Harper
    Utility- puljos, deshields
    Bench – white

    Free agents include: moss, Saunders , Souza, ownings, semien, Khris davis

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @assy: That’s the exact move I’ve been looking at for a couple days after Dickerson and then Grichuk got picked off. Would you say Dyson (KC) > Delino as well?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Three lights are out: rangers will get hotter, i am sticking with Delino. White is the one I would lose for batty calls.

  25. Timothy Taylor says:
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    Beautiful stuff. In an 10 team OBP Roto league I was offered Thor for Franco and either Odorizzi or Hendricks. I don’t have another 3B but Shaw and Lawrie are on the waiver. My Lineup is 1B: papi, park 2B: Dee, panik 3B: Franco SS: Seager OF: Bryce, Stanton, Cain, Holliday, conforto, Dyson. SP: straus, hamels, Odorizzi, Hendricks, Velasquez, Moore, Iwakuma.

      • Timothy Taylor says:
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        @Grey: just realized I forgot I had freeman as well…on a related note he said he would do hamels and freeman for Thor as well. Still hold?

  26. assy says:
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    the TIDAL/Cano reference ahahaha
    also, feels like Scherzer is turning into a righty Liriano? ADP aside. Good when good, but erratic and prone to…bad.
    Rich Hill pitches good when he’s on the road. Rich Hills are better than flat Oak Land? that wordplay needs some tweaking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @assy: Hehe… Nice

  27. Yescheese says:
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    You can see the brain gears turning on that Tidal reference … Brilliant. Topped only by the AJ Griffen blurb you must have been saving for 3 years. Great work!

  28. The great Knoche says:
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    Cano again? MVFBP?

    Loved the Cueto/Velasquez line.

  29. cubjet says:
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    Odubel Herrera or Michael Saunders

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cubjet: Different things, Odubel

  30. Jonathan A says:
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    I made a trade last night in my 10 team keeper.

    I got Cano and MadBum for Jordan Zimmerman, Kenta Maeda and Prince Fielder.

    I love the deal I got here sold high on Maeda and Zimm.
    My only question is why had MadBum not pitched into the 7th inning in any outing so far this season? Should I be worried?

  31. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Man oh man, can we talk about Justin Upton? I hear he’s changing his name to Justin Downton because he’s more focused on finding a quiet abbey in the countryside then hitting the ball. .235 and 1 HR? At least if I’d wasted my pick on Sandoval he may have shared his Hostess Snack Cakes with me.

  32. Jonathan A says:
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    A second question would you start Tropeano at home vs KC tonight?
    I also have Quintana who i’m thinking of benching tonight in Toronto.

  33. Hack-E says:
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    Grey/All,

    Made my first trade yesterday…

    Sent: Trumbo, Carlos Martinez
    Received: Just Dongs

    How did I do?

  34. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    Ha, wish I’d have given Votto the no look pass.

  35. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I feel like if I pick up Rich Hill, he’s going to suck again

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: yeah, I’m having flashbacks to when i owned him while on the cubs…

      • William Hung says:
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        @William Hung: @Grey: Is Rich Hill going through the same stretch run as R.A. Dickey with the Mets?

  36. Donslaughtonslaught says:
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    That fly killing GM? None other than former pitcher Dave Stewart. And everything he has done leads me to believe he thinks advanced states are witchcraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Donslaughtonslaught: Oh, my God, that’s right, I have to remember that next time, damn

  37. Just Busted says:
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    Grey,

    Nola or Berrios ROS?
    I am having a tough time finding a way to pick up Berrios in Yahoo H2H When my staff is: Nola, Matz, Corbin, Salazar, Iglesias, Velasquez, Chen, Rodon.
    (Clearly someone follows you drafting advice religiously!)
    Thanks!
    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

  38. muskysmell says:
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    Is Eugenio Saurez nothing but a hot schmotato? Or is jury still out?
    His stats so far look really good…

    • jal179 says:
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      @muskysmell:

      Everyday player– batting between 2nd and 4th with Votto orbiting.

      I’m buying it— 75/17/75/10/.270 seems feasible no? Those top 10 SS numbers?

  39. B.J. says:
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    Hey boys,

    I’d love to activate Berrios for his start today, but I have no idea who to drop to take him off NA. I’m pleased with my team and I knew Berrios would be called up at some point but I figured it would a little later this spring. I’ve tried to make a 2 for 1 deal to free up a roster spot but none of my league mates are ready to make trades at this point in the season. If you had to drop someone from my roster who would it be?

    12 Team H2H 6×6 (with OBP and QS added)

    C- Y. Gomes 1B- Encarnacion 2B- Kipnis SS- T. Story 3B- M. Franco
    OF- Harper, S. Marte, B. Belt UTIL- Hosmer 

    SP- Strasburg, Thor RP- Tolleson, R. Osuna
    P- Betances, T. Walker, Cishek 

    Bench- C. Blackmon (DL), N. Mazara, Matz, H. Santiago, M. Moore, K. Hendricks, Madson 

    DL- Darvish, T. Ross
    NA- J. Berrios

    Thanks in advance

    • Mr Socko says:
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      @B.J.: Hendricks

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @B.J.: Drop Ross and move Blackmon to the DL.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @B.J.: Agree with Five

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.J.: Agree with F

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Agree with G

  40. Chadaristic says:
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    In my dynasty league someone dropped Shields and Iwakuma for Berrios and Gausman.

    I added Shields while Carrasco is on the DL and dropped Verlander for Iwakuma.

    Do those moves make sense and what should I do with Pineda? Should I just hold for now and hope he figures it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chadaristic: I’d bench Pineda until he shows something or has a halfway decent matchup… Those other moves sound fine

  41. GonzoChicago says:
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    Great write-up Grey! 2 quick questions-

    1) Who do you like ROS in an OBP league?
    Tomas or White?

    2) Which CI in the minors do you see making a bigger impact this year: Gallo (with his newly reduced K%) or AJ Reed?

    Thanks!

  42. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great writeup, Grey.

    1. Did you catch Herrera’s subtle but impressive performance v. Mad Max yesterday? (3 ABs against him, 1-1 with 2 more walks). He’s looking better and better for OBP leagues . . . do you like him over Rasmus as your 1 bench bat in OBP H2H (daily lineup) leagues if your 3 starting OFs are trout, springer, and f*#%ing JUpton?

    2. Also, I’m trying to construct a convincing 2:1 offer where I get Archer in my H2H league and give two of my guys. Would any 2-pitcher combination of VV, Odorrizi, Nola, and Corbin (listed in order of how I’ve been valuing them) do it for you? My guess is he would want VV’s flashy line plus one of the others . . .

    Thanks!

    PS – How do we get some mustachioed “Grey is my co-manager” tees going (a la those “Jesus in my homeboy” tees back in the day)? If the daily comments are any indication, I feel like this would be applicable to pretty much all of us…

  43. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey,
    10-team, 5×5 with QS league.
    Someone is trying to sell me Vince for a closer, which I think it a low price because I have plenty of closers.
    But I have Ventura , and he has Keuchel which he may agree.
    And Walker is in waiver now.

    So with record till now, Ventura, Walker, Vince, or Keuchel for ROS? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Walker, Ventura

  44. Mr Socko says:
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    The strike out just doesn’t sound like a finishing move.

    What about.. The punch out,suicide squeeze. I dk the strike out just doesn’t roll off the tounge.

    Great write up as always. I almost spit out my morning coffee after reading “came back to the gentile side of things”

    I know you’ve probably discussed this at nausium but I haven’t had a chance to read the comments or the site as much as I’d like lately. You know that whole working for a living thing. But deshizz man, I have had dreams of dropping him, then I wake up and say it’s only 20 games in , what are your thought?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Socko: Ha, you’re right, suicide squeeze it is! I’m holding DeShizz for another week

  45. Five-On-One says:
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    SP question. 12-team, 5×5, weekly lineups that lock today. Need to start 4 of the following with SON values in parens):

    2-start Tropeano – vKC ($9), @MIL ($4)
    2-start Nola – @WAS ($0.4), @STL ($1)
    Pineda – @BOS ($0.5)
    2-start Berrios – vCLE (-$0.9), @HOU (-$1.6)
    Rodon – @BAL (-$1.0)
    Karns @OAK (-$5.7)

    SON says to start Trop, Nola, Pineda and Rodon. Not sure why Karns (who was dominant last night) is rated so poorly or why Pineda (who has really sucked) is rated so highly, especially against BOS. And I really want to start Berrios (I do have my rookie goggles on). So I am leaning to start Trop, Nola, Berrios and Rodon, but all advice is welcome.

  46. CactusMan says:
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    My outfield has been less than exciting, with Holliday, Sano, Mazara, Carlos Gomez.
    With Yasmoni, Rasmus, Pagan, Hazelbaker, Moss, Herrera out there, any moves to make? Note it is an OBP league. Thanks!

  47. He-Man says:
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    Hill Hendricks Holland

    What order ros?

  48. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Got a trade offer

    I give up Donaldson Wacha and Kennedy
    I get Rizzo and Maeda

  49. venezuelan winter leagues says:
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    Hey grey!
    With D’arnaud out who do you like best between this guys in the meantime:

    Realmuto, Montero, Saltalamachia, Barhanrt or maybe McCann coming soon.
    10 team, standard 5 categories + OBP, SLG, -K, H, BB.

    Thanks man

  50. ECTO says:
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    RELEASE ONE PLAYER OF THE FOLLOWING 13:

    JOSE FERNANDEZ
    DANNY SALAZAR
    STEVEN MATZ
    TAIJUAN WALKER
    JOE ROSS
    LUIS SEVERINO
    KEVIN GAUSMAN

    SHAWN TOLLESSON
    FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ
    LUKE GREGERSON
    DELLIN BETANCES
    ARODYS VIZCAINO
    FERNANDO RODNEY

    • Cram It says:
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      @ECTO: Severino. Did I win?

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: SEVERINO. BONUS PTS FOR ALL CAPS?

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: On second thought… ECTO wins for his throwback Hi-C reference. Where can I upload a picture again? I forget the website from when people ask this question. Always get lazy about it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ECTO: Agree with Cram… Ecto’s coming back!

  51. Itsfriday says:
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    I’ve got like 9 pitchers on staff and plan to add Berrios…

    Give Nola and Jaime for Lorenzo Cain sugar?

    Rest of staff: Kruger, salazaar, walker, Harvey, Gausmen, Roark, iglesias

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Itsfriday: Is that Freddy Kruger from Elm Street Bloods?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Bye Felica: You don’t know Kruger? Look at how well he’s been throwing the ball. Hopefully he goes out on a high note this year.
        https://youtu.be/Y78TW0oVLdc

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Bye Felica: Heard he has a mean cutter

      • Whattodo says:
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        @Grey: haha kluber autocorrects to the better, more consistent pitcher of Kruger

        Thanks.

  52. the swinging says:
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    Starlin Castro or Marcus Semien ROS?

  53. Ciwa says:
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    Dropping Kennedy for Berrios?

    • knucks says:
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      @Ciwa: I def would have by now

  54. ashtray says:
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    The Tyler White owner in my league offered me Billy Burns for AJ Reed who is stashed in my NA spot. It seems good to take a known for an unknown but I’m not sure Burns would crack my lineup of:

    OF- Betts
    OF- Heyward
    OF- Polanco
    U- Park
    U- DeShields

    It is a keeper league but only a keep 2.

    Cash in now on the prospect or hold?

    • knucks says:
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      @ashtray: Hold here. Especially with an NA slot in a keeper. Burns is pretty much a one trick pony. You can find cheaper speed. And when Reed comes up or the rumblings begin, you can get a lot more for Reed if you still want to move him. If the White owner wants Reed, he’ll need to give up more than Burns in that format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: You don’t need speed

  55. Lougle says:
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    These write-ups are great, thanks.

    Should I be benching Adam Jones until he gets back on track? He’s so streaky so I’m afraid of missing a 4-5, 2HR, 6 RBI day. I could plug in Domingo Santana or Adam Eaton. Any worries about Jones long term? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lougle: Thanks! I’d start Eaton, I had worries from the preseason about Jones, still do

  56. Relsh says:
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    Yanks match was brutal. In an interview before the game Severino said he had zero confidence in his offspeed pitches. Sure enough he through nothing but slides/fastballs the whole start and got clobbered. Instead of signing the another aging outfielder slugger this offseason we should just drop $80 million on the Pirates pitching coaches.

  57. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Knucks,

    Which third baseman shoukd I trade to get Rizzo? Donaldson or Machado

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Not Yahoo I’m assuming (or Machado would be SS too). Donaldson and Rizzo are pretty even so if you need a 1B take Rizzo for him. Grey had him ranked #4 overall pre-draft.

      Also not sure when my opinion became valuable, I would certainly wait for G and do exactly what he says and you’ll be fine.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        when does grey come on

        • knucks says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: When Ted asks to go for a walk. Or around 11ish EST (8:00 PST? I think)

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            knucks the guy wants to do Donaldson and snell for Rizzo and Chen

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @knucks: You’re getting famous knucks!

  58. Matty says:
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    I’ve already cut Pineda loose in my redraft leagues. What’s the consensus on deeper dynasty formats? Is there still enough upside potential? Is he better than a Rich Hill type off the waiver wire?
    Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Matty: Id hold in Dynasty, wait for a good run from him and try to trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Agree with F

  59. Pyper picked a pack of pickled peppers says:
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    Grey! You’re the man!

    Are you staring these guys today?
    Moore @ Baltimore?
    Gray @ Det?

  60. JAL says:
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    Liriano and Velasquez dropped for some reason. I have the 1 waiver. Who do I prioritize? Should I try and scoop both? Do I drop Domingo Santana (currently on my bench), Jimmy Shields, or Wei-Yin Chen? Thank you, G!

    • JAL says:
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      @JAL: or Nola. But I *think* I have him over Shields and Chen.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @JAL: id want both over the 2 you listed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Domingo for Vince

  61. jj says:
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    Is Abreu going to break out of his slump soon?

    Should I trade deGrom for him?

    thanks!!

    • knucks says:
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      @jj: Yea I’d make that move today if it were me

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @jj: Yes and I’m narcoleptic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jj: I’d take Abreu, depends on the team a little

      • jj says:
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        @Grey:
        here’s my team in 10 team roto:
        C – Salty
        1B – Rizzo
        2B – Castro
        3B – Bryant
        SS – Lindor
        OF – Heyward
        OF – Polanco
        OF – Upton
        UT – Moose
        UT – Dickerson
        Bench bats – Hanley Ram, Mazara

        SP – Corbin, Salazar, deGrom, Carrasco, Rodon, Hamels, Gausman, Darvish
        RP – Street, Viz, Madson

  62. knucks says:
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    Ketel seems to be coming on a bit (3 for 5 with RBIs and Runs). Not gonna be up in the two hole every night (only vs lefties) but certainly appears like it will go on more than Semien anywhere higher than the 7th spot in that lineup.

    My team is first in HR/RBI with Rizzo/Frazier/Pujols (and also because of Welington but not counting on that much longer).

    Anyways, going to drop Semien and grab Ketel. I am last in AVG at the moment. Not asking Ketel to help much more there, but Semien’s HRs aren’t all that necessary for me if its gonna come with a .220 ish AVG. A couple extra legs would be preferred over slams. I realize you had Semien and Ketel both projected around .260ish at the end of the year. But Ketel does have a couple years in the minors with an AVG over .300 or so.

    That sound rational?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @knucks: Yup i just grabbed Ketel as well for similar reasons…I posted below that he was heating up before i saw this lol.

      • knucks says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Hah yea I got chirpy as well with you below cause I noticed your statement. Noticed that Semien is playing tomorrow while Ketel is off… Part of me wants Ketel to chill tonight, may just a hit or two. Our FAAB waivers run overnight. So might hold off until after Thursday’s game to pick him up, unless he looks really good tonight and I need to throw a dollar or two at him. Can’t really let an extra game from Semien on Thursday vs. Anibal hold this move up too much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: That makes sense there, will watch the Vodka

  63. Jason Morgan says:
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    Any chance you would drop d’Arnaud for any of Ramos, Hundley, Cervelli, Realmuto or Gomes in a points league?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jason Morgan: Can you DL him? If you can’t then yea drop him

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: For Hundley @ Coors. Otherwise whoever is hot or has the best matchups coming up

      • Jason Morgan says:
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        @knucks: We have one DL spot and I have Kang in there now.

  64. Bocce Balls says:
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    Grey
    Berrios or Velasquez? Rendon or Gennet? Ramos or Casilla?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bocce Balls: Vince….Scooter (if healthy)…..Ramos

  65. Matt says:
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    2 questions:

    1. Someone in my league dropped B Ho Park, is he worth taking a flier on or does he spend the rest of the season trying to learn MLB pitchers?

    2. Realistically how many more chances should I give Severino before introducing him to waivers? He has 2 starts next week but at his current rate he’ll avg -7 points total.

    Thanks!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Matt:
      1. Yea but he’s not going to hit for avg only dongs

      2. Sever-ties

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: 1. Sure 2. I dropped him in one league already though know nothing of your league

  66. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Altuve over Springer + Cueto + Nola?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Bye Felica: Yeah my thoughts as well – weird offer to have received. Something like JUpton + Cueto alone I would do…

  67. Jonathan A says:
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    10 team keeper.

    Buxton for Severino?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Jonathan A: I’m not high on either player. I rather have Buxton in a keeper if i was keeping one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jonathan A: These guys shouldn’t matter in a 10 team league…. Severino

  68. perks says:
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    That Russell Martin viagra comment was awesome hahahaha

  69. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    I started Hill in one league, and of course played against him in my main league. Shucks. Is this guy really that good? seriously??

      • knucks says:
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        @Bye Felica: OTS should weigh in here later today. I know he was def watching last night.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Yeah but should I still stash him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  70. twig and berrios says:
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    H2H pts
    Drop Aaron Sanchez for Berrios?

  71. Peacecoast says:
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    Sir Grey,

    dropped Semien and he hits a homer, wtfever

    go go Aledmys!!!

    Mazara is really really good, Deshields scuffling. What do you think happens when Choo comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: Ranger OFs lose playing time all around

  72. Principal Blackman says:
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    Great stuff, Grey. I was pleasantly surprised at your basketball reference in the Ervin Santana blurb. Also, the Kipnis/seder bit is hilarious.

    In a H2H points league, with weekly lineups, in which my we start LF/CF/RF, I have DeShizhead as my starting CF. I think it might be time to move on. Would you drop him for any of the following FAs:
    Hamilton, Pagan, Pillar, Leonys, Melvin, Bill Burns, Dyson, JBJ?

    Thanks a million.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: picked deshizz 10th round, I am holding onto him until I die, it’s just a sophomore slump!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: was hoping you would say that you were going to do the same thing…when will you let him go?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe a week, depends what he does

  73. Principal Blackman says:
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    Also, the Kendrick Lamar and/or Isley Brothers reference in the title is pure gold.

  74. Clint says:
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    So I know you’re a big Dicaprio guy and was wondering how you felt about his costar in The Revenant, Tom Hardy? Ever since Warrior, he’s been my Delino DeShields. Just watched him in Legend a few nights ago & I really feel he’s got some of the most underrated acting chops of my generation.

    As a fantasy aside, I got out on Scherzer in the postseason & am starting to feel the same about David Price w/this being kind of his last hurrah season before the decline. What young SP would you aim for in a 12 team roto keeper league to swing him for at some point this year if not now? I was thinking somewhere in your ranks around T-Walker, Rodon, Matz, Iglesias, or maybe even Carrasco?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: Hardy was awesome in that. I’ll watch anything he’s in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Tom Hardy is my mancrush, he’s amazing… Carrasco is fair, the rest are risky

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        Everyone see Bronson? Nice performance there.

        How was Legend?

        • Los Putos says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Bronson. Movie is legit. Am getting through Warrior right now, Legend is on the queue. Am becoming a big Hardy fan of late Frank and Joe included.

        • Clint says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater:
          Legend was awesome. If you’re unaware, he plays twin British gangsters. Took me a little to get my ears trained for the accents but the story’s true and Hardy does a nice job of differentiating between the twins in his performance. Wasn’t that big on Emily Browning heading in but she surprised me too.

          Bronson’s been in my Vudu Que for some time. Think what’s holding me back is the cover that makes him look like a really buff Freddie Mercury to me which confuses me.

          • Los Putos says:
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            @Los Putos: Aaaand that was supposed to be a new comment. apologies

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I doubt they send him right back unless he’s garbage

  75. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Okay to drop Eickhoff for Berrios?

    As always, thanks for the posts and advice!

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: I should have added that there is a 7 SP cap and I currently have:

      deGrom
      Jose Fernandez
      Nola
      Rodon
      Walker
      Matz
      Eickhoff

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks JWOF.

  76. Swfcdan says:
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    16 teamer, Richie Rich Hill and BlowJob Upton on the wire. Putting a claim in for both ending tommorow, who should be my top priority as I may only get one? Who are you buying the most.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’m not buying Upton a damn sight. Unless you want to use him for SAGNOF.

  77. Boston Mike says:
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    Is it worth taking a flyer on Grienke at all?

    I was offered Greinke and Grichuck for Fielder and E. Rodriguez… thoughts? Thanks!

  78. RePete says:
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    Traded away Berrios for Gallo in a 14-Team H2H OBP League less than 24 hours before Berrios got the call. My pitching is solid without him (Strasburg, Martinez, Walker, Smyly, Rodon, Velasquez, Roark, Gausman) but it’s still hard to see the breaking news. I’m hoping Gallo will pay off considering his hot start and lower K% and it being an OBP league certainly helps.

  79. Johnc says:
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    Please pick three for ROS from each group:

    1. Schoop, Santana, Scooter, Semein, Lowrie

    2. Saunders,, Herrera, Rickert, Gordon,

    tx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: 1. Schoop, Scooter, Semien 2. Not Rickard Both of these matter on needs

  80. RePete says:
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    Manaea worth a stash over Daniel Norris? I heard he could be getting the call soon too.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RePete: Id rather have norris

  81. Field & Stream says:
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    SON is borderline on Tomlin today at MIN. Would you stream him confidently?

  82. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Our boy Ketel quietly heating up.

    • knucks says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Dropping Semien for Ketel where I have plenty of pop but hurting in AVG. Extra legs would be more helpful than extra an extra slam at the SS for me. You drop Semien for Ketel right F?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @knucks: I would if you need some steals…I did the same in one league

        • knucks says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Always drink in moderation… Is that Ketel? Might be a gin tagline?

        • knucks says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: And also, think its worth noting that I heard Dipoto on a Sirius interview yesterday afternoon talk up Ketel a bit. I think there is a decent chance that he finds himself at the top of that lineup against L and R’s sometime in May.

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            @knucks: I hope your right

  83. brett says:
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    Grey,

    12 team daily league with category for hold and another for saves. 2 dl spots

    Would you trade Nola and Jepsen for Carrasco and Giles?

    My staff currently is J Fer, Salazar, Rodon, Matz, Ventura, Jason Hammels, Nola, McCullers, Tolleson, Dyson, McGee, Colome, Street, Jepsen

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @brett: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Agree with F

  84. Scott says:
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    Love the call from VV to Cueto!

  85. Alex says:
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    Would you trade Trumbo for Berrios? My outfield is Marte Stanton conforto I also have Upton and Gardner.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex: I dont love it

      • Alex says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        OK thanks. What would u think is a fair trade for Berrios?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Alex: Tough to say with a Rook…but i would just trade from a position i had 1 too many guys for…Or if he wants trumbo get him to add a little to the deal.

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            @JeF WiTh 1 F:

            Thanks yea it is hard to Guage his value because who knows how he will pitch initially.
            Of course the team that grabbed him is hard to trade with. Always asks for too much and isn’t very reasonable.

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey:

        OK thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Noam says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Justin Upton, Michael Brantley, or Kyle Seager ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Noam: Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Agree with F

  87. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    Grey:

    Serious question from an Upton owner.

    Are we sure that Bossman Junior and Justin have not switched uniforms?

    Because Justin SUCKS now.

    Thanks,
    Rufus

  88. 9 Men on Grass says:
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    10 team points. My Stroman or Rondon for his Matz. Thanks as always!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @9 Men on Grass: If your good at closer than Rondon…If not id trade Stroman for him

      • 9 Men on grass says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: My bad Rodon

  89. RePete says:
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    Hanley Ramirez or Christian Yelich going forward in an OBP League? How close?

  90. ChiCitySox23 says:
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    Is this where I ask about Yan Gomes?

    • knucks says:
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      @ChiCitySox23: Nope, that’s for twitter

  91. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    McCutchens 3 hrs matches braves hrs in 647 abs this year,of course right after i traded his bum ass

    • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah the Braves are more sad trombone than initially feared. It was as cold as the Rockies at Coors last night, it was an impressive Cutch display

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Not hilarious that you traded him away, hilarious he matched Braves

  92. Jon says:
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    Berrios, Erasmo, Eovaldi, Karns, Porcello, Eickhoff, AJ Griffin, Fiers over Severino?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jon: Berrios

      • Jon says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks! Any of the rest over Nelson? Or I could drop Nelson for Berrios and keep Severino.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Jon: Severino is the guy to lose…You could stream Nelsons spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with F

  93. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft (holds are counted)

    C- Salty
    1- Rizzo
    2- Skinny Dee
    SS- Corey Seager
    3- Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Heyward
    Util- Mazara, Neil Walker
    Bench- Deshizznit

    SP- Thor, Salazar, Matz, Corbin, Y. Ventura, Matt Moore, Wainwright
    RP- K-Rod, Madson, Siegrist, Dyson, Arold-Rage
    DL- Darvish, Ryu

    Michael Pineda and Jake Odorizzi over anyone on my team, they were just recently dropped?

    thanks grey!
    ryan

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Vince Velásquez is up for grabs as well…

      thanks man

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        So….

        Corbin, Odorizzi, Pineda in that order then?

  94. Jon says:
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    Griffin or Happ over Conley or Fiers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: These are streamers

  95. Machado About Nothing says:
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    Brilliant as always. Grey you are the epitome of effeminatey as always.

    Few Questions,
    1. Who to drop for Jose Berrios in a keeper. Soler on my bench, Matt Moore, or Rich Hill

    2. What do you think of Trevor Story and Edwin Encarnacion, for Xander Bogaerts and Steven Matz?

  96. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey!! Should I drop Tyler White for Ian Desmond?

    And Pick 2 out of these 3: Eugenio, Desmond, White….thanks

  97. chris says:
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    in a 10 team h2h keeper (none of these guys are in keeper contention)

    Would you look to package my Pineda and Odorizi for a Gerrit Cole Type? Is that a reasonable trade?

  98. Matt says:
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    So I have the #2 waiver. Someone dropped Justin Upton in my league for Sean Rodriguez (haha). I made a claim for him and might get him unless the #1 waiver guys claims him. Jose Berrios is going through waivers as well. I’m pretty sure using my #2 Waivers to claim Jup is a good move but is Jose Berrios worthy of a #2 waiver or should I wait to use it on someone else?

  99. Wilson says:
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    Blackmon is thrown to waiver due to entering DL.
    Should I use my waiver#1 rank to grab him?

    10-team 5×5 keeper league

    • Wilson says:
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      By the way, my OFs are Springer, JD, Heyward, Polanco, DeShields
      So Blackmon seems similar with my current plays

      Should I still grab him with #1 waiver?

  100. J man says:
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    I know he wasn’t mentioned above, but Conforto played against a lefty and didn’t K once! His metrics look sweet. SSS but comparing him to guy like Upton, who would you take ROS?

  101. twig and berrios says:
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    Drop Liriano for Berrios ?

  102. Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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    From the lede on down, today’s is nobel/pulitzer/poet laureate worthy material. Just mwah*

  103. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Apple Music, TIDAL or Spotify?

  104. Cram It says:
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    Baaahhh!

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: Snakes facing 2 Lefties in the next 5 days (including today). Hating when they sit him and Drury looks decent.

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: Wainright and Wacha next two days. But yeah, playing Colorado this weekend and those pitchers suck so maybe he gets a lefty start as a bone.

  105. Jon says:
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    Add Zych, Strickland, Nate Jones, or David Hernandez over Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Zych

  106. PHIL says:
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    Does it look like Trevor May is now the closer ?

    • knucks says:
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      @PHIL: Its a nice spec move right now, but no it doesn’t look like that decision was made already or anything like that. Maybe if Jepsen blows another by the time the weekend is over

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PHIL: Only if you’re commenting from the future

  107. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey
    Which side do you like betterROS Cueto/Velasquez or Archer/Severino? Thanks!

  108. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Reddick looked like he was trying to contain a turtle head during his stolen base.

  109. Wilsonian says:
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    I know this is going to come across as blasphemy, but would you bench Correa in this situation:

    I have Segura at UTIL and Moose on my bench. Correa has 0 HRs, 2 RBI, and 1 SB over the last two weeks. Moose has 5 HRs and 8 RBI over the last two weeks.

    I can bench Correa until he does something useful and play Segura every day at SS and play Moose at UTIL.

    Does this make sense or am I completely overthinking this?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

  110. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    Grey… need some help, who do you like out of this group (pick 3):

    Ian Kennedy, Porcello, Jimmy Nelson, Finnegan, Roark, Phil Hughes, and Ubaldo

    Staff hurting with loss of Carrasco.. Still have Matz, Jo-fer, Ventura, and Ross tho

  111. eric says:
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    Hey Grey! Great stuff as always.

    I’m looking to sell high on Maeda in a deep 20 team keeper league with 6×6 categories (HR,R,RBI,SB,OBP,SLG), (ERA,WHIP,K-BB,S,HLD,W)

    Would you deal Maeda for Jung Ho Kang straight up? I’m leaning towards it due to the lack of MI depth and the need to start 2b,ss and 2 MI slots.

  112. Scott says:
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    Stream Marco Estrada today or take a chance on Steven Wright and his deadpan delivery to the Braves?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Scott: I am streaming Estrada today. I think he gets the W.

  113. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, Brantley
    (1) UT: DeShields
    Bench: (n/a)
    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
    (3) RP: K. Jansen, Gregerson, empty
    Bench: (Rodon, R. Iglesias, Odorizzi, Ventura, Moore, Berrios)
    (1) DL: Carrasco

    Available SP: Corbin, Severino, Pineda, Chen, J. Ross, Fiers, Gausman, McCullers, McHugh, Nicasio, Hill, Ray, Cashner, Leake, Eovaldi…

    Woo hoo I somehow won the Carrasco waiver claim sweepstakes! Yesterday the plan was to grab Gausman after DL’ing Carrasco but I picked up Berrios this morning before my league caught up with the hype and Gausman is still available and he has a start on Sat vs. CHA (10.8). My 50 point lead quickly disappeared after my opponent played Kershaw and Price yesterday. My team batted an amazing .108 again yesterday and Odorizzi + Scherzer combined for only 14 points so my lead is only 8 points now…

    1) Is it worth starting Berrios vs. CLE (-2.5) today and then treat him as a streamer in my league or is he a hold? I can drop him or someone else to stream Corbin vs. STL (3.6) too? Or should I be just adding and holding Gausman instead of Berrios or over another pitcher?

    2) For what it’s worth my opponent will be starting Steven Wright vs. ATL (1.1) today and still has Strasburg, Maeda, and King Felix going this week and then two more starts out of Kershaw and Price on this upcoming Sunday … while I’m looking the following potential starts… Is there anyone you WOULDN’T start the rest of this week?

    4/27
    Moore vs. BAL (15.8)
    Corbin vs. STL (3.6)

    4/28
    Rodon @BAL (-1.0)

    4/29
    Matz vs. SF (11.1)

    4/30
    Gausman vs. CHA (10.8)
    Ventura @SEA (2.1)

    5/1
    Salazar @PHI (25.5)
    Iglesias @ PIT (-2.7)
    Walker vs. KC (11.1)
    Odorizzi vs. TOR (11.9)

    Appreciate all the hard work Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1) Sure, stream to Corbin 2. Nope

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Cool thanks man but the only thing is that Berrios and Corbin both start today so which would you rather start today in this points league? If it’s Corbin then I’d have to drop Berrios for him today or I could drop another guy instead and play them both today? … then after today I’ll most likely drop Berrios/Corbin for Gausman?

        • Grey

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          I’d lose Corbin

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Ha silly Grey I’ve already dropped Corbin and he’s a FA! I picked up Berrios today after DL’ing Carrasco and so the question is do I start Corbin over Berrios today? If yes then I’d have to add Corbin but drop either Berrios or a different pitcher since my roster is full… sorry for the confusion!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, start Berrios, let’s see what he does!

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Alright! Let’s hope he doesn’t pull a Matz or a Rodon and lose me 20 points! Fingers crossed! Thanks again brotha man!

  114. I think I figured out what’s going on down in the A-T-L, stay with me…

    They bring in a new GM.
    They are trying to leave town.
    They are clearly tanking on purpose.
    They have an old catcher that can no longer run or throw. (Jake/AJ)
    They brought up the guy that can only run fast, but is not at all good at baseball. (Willie Mays Hayes/Mallex)
    They have the old Hispanic guy with some pop, that can’t hit the curveball, and doesn’t get along with Jason Grilli. And maybe does things with chicken in his locker? I don’t know, do you? (Cerrano/Adonis)
    Their 3B is clearly afraid of the ball!
    Wild Thing? They just brought him up to pitch the other night. (K-BB = -4.8%)
    The coaches…whiskey-soaked voice vs whiskey-soaked brain.
    The GM is a former stripper, and I’m actively trying to bang AJ’s wife! Just wait til I play Five Points again, my friend. You…just…wait!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wake Up:

      QED

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Old Hispanic guy who hits women more than the ball

  115. Wywyz says:
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    Is Tyler Glasnow getting called up or is all the “adds” because of his last minors start? Regardless is it worth dropping Serverino for him?

    • knucks says:
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      @Wywyz: Prob because in most leagues 11 people missed out on Snell, then Berrios. So that would be my guess as to why the Adds count is inflated. But I know nothing about the potential for a call up atm

    • Grey

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      @Wywyz: Agree with knucks

  116. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Got a trade offer

    I give up: Donaldson, Velasquez and snell
    I get Rizzo, Hamels and a choice of two of these four pitchers (Chen,Sanchez,Young or Fiers)

    Should I make it or tell him to take his offer and shove it

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: keeper league? If not I would prb take Rizzo.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Quimmy it is a keeper league

        • quimmy says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: In a keeper league I would keep donaldson and ur young pitching.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            quimmy I have Donaldson Moustakas and Machado so I can afford to lose oneat third my weak spot is first I have Votto and Ortiz

            • Quimmy says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: if u have Votto you are not weak at first. He will turn it around imo

  117. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey, I’ve got a surplus of MI’s – Segura, Schoop, Lawrie, Castro, Kipnis, Kang..

    Who is the odd man out to drop? Lawrie then Schoop? My UTIL spot can be better served with a non-MI hitter.

    Thanks man.

    • Jaymz says:
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      Also, since D’Arnaud went down I need a replacement; available C’s are: Plawecki, Castro, Montero, Ianetta, Vazquez, AJ, Suzuki…

      Just pick one? Haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaymz: Plawecki…. Lawrie

  118. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I don’t know what exactly “ain’t got time for bird sex” means, but it made me laugh.

    Ian Desmond!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater:

      Desmond on a 24 homer 32 steal pace. If he can hit .250, and I think he can, be happy. Still don’t know what will happen to the OF when Choo comes back.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @OaktownSteve: That was a positive exclamation. I have him as my SS in almost every league, couldn’t pass him up for the price. I’m more than happy with him. Needed this to happen so when that cluster comes it’s harder to take him out of the line-up.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I’m pulling for the guy, has to be hard with everyone knowing that deal he turned down. Not that he should be currently impoverished or anything.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        Haha, didn’t expect that.

  119. Mike says:
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    It’s so early, but it’s never nice to be in last place…

    12 Team H2H hitting categories are standard 5 plus hits/walks/ops and pitching has ER/Losses added to standard 5

    C- Grandal
    1st- Abreu
    2nd- Odor
    3rd- Franco
    SS- Castro
    CF- Cain
    OF- Stanton
    OF- Polanco
    UTIL- Carpenter/DeShields
    Bench- Morales

    SP- Joe Ross
    SP- Tanaka
    SP- Rodon
    SP- Samardjiza
    SP- Sevrerino (woof)
    SP- VVelasquez
    SP- Odorizzi
    RP- Gregorson
    RP- Casilla
    DL- Carassco
    Don’t know if this is a hold and confidence the staff will turn it around, or moves should be moved before it gets worse…

    Offered VValesquez and Gregorson for Berrios and Gomez as a start.
    Free agents out there include… Rich Hill, Guasman, Chen, Hughs, Defanscanti… Nothing that really screams “we can fix you!”

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Your pitching is not great… Berrios is not going to fix that if you’re giving Velasquez/Gregerson…. Hill over Severino

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Would you ship Odor for Pineda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously?

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: ….no

  120. Cabby says:
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    Is Berrios worth the number 2 waiver add in 12 team yahoo league. The team is a bit thin on pitching. Or should I wait for Glasgow or giolito? Thanks

  121. Oh says:
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    Need one to sit
    Lamb vs wainwright
    Jd, upton vs sonnygray
    Franco vs gio
    Corey Seager vs nicolino lefty

    • Grey

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      @Oh: Upton

  122. Joe says:
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    In a 5×5 redraft, would you drop Ramos for Salty or Realmuto? Also, would add/drop any of my OF? I’m thinking DeShields since he’s hitting 9th. Among the available options are: Travis Shaw, Chris Owings, or a pitcher in AJ Griffin.

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, SS – Machado, 3B – Frazier, OF – Martinez, Heyward, Herrera Util – Harrison, Bench – Belt, DeShields ||| SP – Richards, Corbin, J-Zim, Smyly, Velasquez, Gausman, Carrasco (DL); RP – Chapman (susp), Rondon, Cishek, Rodney.

    • Grey

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      @Joe: Nope

  123. Quimmy says:
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    Keeper league. If someone offered you Machado (3 years) and Nola (3 years) for your Trout (2 years) would u hit accept?

  124. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league advice. Current SP’s: Hamels, Maeda, Samardzija, Stroman, Wacha, Chen, Moore, and Berrios. Current OF: Chris Davis, JD Martinez, Charlie Blackmon (DL), & Khris Whiff Davis.

    Was offered Adam Jones (buy low?) & DET prospect Michael Fulmer for Wacha & Javier Baez (have WongDong at 2B). Which side? Jones/Fulmer or Wacha/Baez. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DBo: I’d take Jones

  125. Hammer toes says:
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    Would you trade my Freddie Freeman for his zack Grienke? 14 team head to head. Thanks!

  126. Oh says:
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    Drop deshields for Danny Santana , carerra, Mike Taylor,Ketel marte , mallex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oh: Nah

  127. OaktownSteve says:
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    Corey Spangenberg began running on an anti-gravity treadmill. If we have anti-gravity technology, why are we only using it to rehab middle infielders?

  128. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: is Travis Shaw legit? Too legit to quit?

    Also someone dropped Rick Porcello – would you rank him ahead of Rich Hill?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Grey: revised question: Rick Porcello, Rich Hill, or Tanner Roark?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @William Hung:

      Shaw is legit. Hill has the higher ceiling. Porcello may have the higher floor based largely on durability.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        Roark that was a crazy start. His BB rate is up this year so maybe he’s doing something a little differently. I do love the Mike Maddux influence. Kind of an under the radar Searage effect. Texas pitching over achieved last year I thought.

  129. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    Trying to land JD Martinez. Which of these pitchers should I pair with Addison Russell to complete the trade?

    Scherzer, Shields, Liriano, Ventura, Taijuan, Matz, Matt Moore, Gausman, Darvish, Berrios

    I’m trying to make a 2-1 trade to upgrade my offense and clear a roster spot so I can activate Gausman and Berrios.

    • Grey

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      @Charlie: Liriano? Shields? Why not just ask the other guy who he wants?

  130. Lebron says:
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    Would u trade trumbo for dozier in a head to head with runs hrs rbis sbs avg obp? Assuming position didnt matter, who would u rather have?

  131. L-Boogie says:
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    with Ross and Carrasco down, my pitching staff (Matz, VV, Walker, Brrios, Ed-Rod) can all drink alcohol legally, but old man Pomeranz is going to have to rent the car.

  132. Mike Ferrari says:
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    my eaton, colome, harrison for fielder? (i have lots of depth)

    • Mike Ferrari says:
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      @Mike Ferrari: it should be noted fielder is only DH eligible,, not sure if that’s going to change in ESPN

  133. Five-On-One says:
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    Semien (bats right, 7 games, all righties) or Castro (5 games, bats right, faces 3 lefties) next seven days? Other one sits on bench for now. Castro has cooled off from his hot start, but Semien is hitting under .200 and only .174 vs righties.

  134. OaktownSteve says:
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    Sonny Gray ERA last year 2.73. Sonny Gray ERA right now 2.73. His FIP and xFIP almost identical as well. A’s playing some pretty good ball.

    Arizona is now Coors Lite to me. Nobody can pitch there.

    • Grey

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      @OaktownSteve: Agree on Arizona, think it finished 2nd in offense to Coors last year, not a new development

  135. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u drop Schoop for Ketel? I am fine in homers and a little light in runs scored.

  136. Booya says:
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    15 team 5×5 dynasty
    Rosenthal or Iglesias?

  137. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Really need help on that trade

  138. Swfcdan says:
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    Miggy for Edwin and Moore? Dynasty, which side.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Even in a 16 teamer? Thought the 1B would be pretty similar, plus getting Moore in a dynasty could be very nice. Would only be dropping a scrub.

    • quimmy says:
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      @Swfcdan: Miggy 4 me.

  139. Autolycus81 says:
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    Drop Longoria for Shaw?

    Getting tired of pedestrian production… Shaw the rest of the way?

  140. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Assuming my waiver bid for Freeman doesn’t go through, who would be the best candidate for my U (currently D Santana or DeShizz): Moss, Piscotty, Tomas, or Shaw ?

  141. jorge says:
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    Start Quintana today @ TOR?

  142. Oh says:
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    I don’t get why you say Norris over manaea when mana has way more upside. You scared to take a risk on prospects seems like it grey! Norris in his van jerking it right now

  143. Dhouse42 says:
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    I’m trying to trade away keuchel, what kind of players should I shoot for? 12 person roto 5×5. Any other moves I should try to make?

    Current pitching staff is keuchel, carrasco, yordano, berrios, quintana, stroman, j garcia, r hill, nola. Rps mcgee, ramis, tolleson. I lead k’s but struggling in era.

    Offense struggling as well:
    C grandal,
    1b c davis
    2b forsythe/rendon
    Ss seager,
    3b franco,
    Ofs jd martinez, trout, o. Herrera
    Util/bench is droppable bleh

  144. Gigorilla says:
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    Julie Newmar says your attention to Wong is interesting., but don’t forget about Wang.

    http://www.wangchung.com/

  145. G says:
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    Heh Grey. I saw you have been telling People to hold Deshizz for another week but if he continues at this rate for a utility slot would you rather pickup billy Hamilton who was just dropped or Logan forsythe. It’s an OBP league so I think forsythe gets a bump but BHam has the clear steal upside. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Hamilton

  146. Dazzle says:
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    Grey –

    Some real gems in today’s write up. Thanks! I am feeling the April-panics, as I am in the bottom third of 5/6 batting categories in my 12-team 6×6 (OBP, R, RBI, HR, NSB, TB, QS, NS, ERA, WHIP, H, K). I have limited moves (21 left after I made a number this week) – do you think I should test the trade market to upgrade a bat or hold?

    C – M. Wieters
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – J. Panik
    3B – M. Franco
    SS – F. Lindor
    LF – J. Upton
    CF – O. Herrera
    RF – C. Davis
    Util – N. Mazara
    Util – B. Hamilton
    Bench – D. DeShields
    Bench – T. Turner

    SP – D. Price
    SP – T. Walker
    SP – P. Corbin
    SP – Shark
    SP – J. Berrios
    SP – J. Ross
    RP – K. Jansen
    RP – S. Casilla
    RP – K. Jespen
    P – D. O’Day
    P – T. Watson
    Bench – T. May
    DL – C. Carrasco
    DL – C. Smith

    Thanks for any suggestions!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dazzle: Thanks! Your pitching looks fine, your hitting looks like a mess… Maybe Price for a CF? 2B? UTIL?

      • Dazzle says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you trade Price for Marte, Cespedes, and/or JD Martinez? Otherwise I might try for Altuve with Price and another piece.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And? Yeah, I’d take three top bats for Price…. I’d take one of them

          • C says:
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            @Grey:

            Poor use of the and/or. I’ll see if anyone is interested in Price. Thanks for your help!

  147. CMUTimmah says:
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    Miguel Montero – Out with a stiff back. There hasn’t been this much stiffness around the majors since Alyssa Milano got married.

    Full belly laugh on that one sir. Well done.

    Tyler Collins – After he made a gesture to fans with his middle finger, MLB reviewed “FU-gate,” but decided not to suspend him. WWE is also reviewing Collins’ action, thinking about signing him under the name, Tyler the Tiger, with the finishing move, The Strike Out.

    As a Detroit suburbs resident, it’s glaringly obvious that fans won’t let this one slide. Even though the fans were a bit aggressive to get on him when he’s not a centerfielder (but was playing CF for the team since they didn’t have any better options to get Gose a break) and it’s not his fault Upton came over an bobbled the ball and then didn’t make an effort to find it. All of that being said, he’s basically the mold for the WAR’s replacement player, so I can’t imagine he remains with the team through the end of the year… even with Maybin’s setback. Moya likely called up to replace him at some point, so we get to watch him swing (and miss) for the fences… still leaving us without a CF to spell Gose.

    Verlander pitches tonight for my fantasy team, and after his last start we had a long talk with him about giving up gopher balls. Hopefully that chat paid off… because the Carrasccident really makes my rotation look very very weak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Thanks! Yeah, could see that on Collins, actually surprised there was no suspension

  148. Mike says:
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    HI Grey,

    Kolten Wong or Jonathan Schoop RoS?

    Wong is landing on the wire in a number of leagues and I have Schoop as a 2B backup in those leagues.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

  149. Scott says:
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    Scooter or Javier for MI?

  150. brett says:
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    domingo Santana or Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Needs? Odubel

  151. Kas says:
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    Grey,

    Was offered Berrios, Giolito, C. Seager, and AJ Reed for Carlos Correa? Hold on this one correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Correa

  152. Pitcher says:
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    Great write up Grey. J. Zimmerman or Nola RoS in standard 5×5 roto? And is it close? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

      • Pitcher says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Pitcher says:
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      @Pitcher: Keeper league, if that impacts your response.

  153. Mr. Roboto says:
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    Despite the struggles and collectively being down on grienke

    Wellington Castillo and Jaime Garcia for grienke and saltamacchia?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  154. Reid says:
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    Would you add Shaw over Myers or Belt?

    Loved the Severino/Pineda boat metaphor!!!! LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Thanks! Over Myers is fine

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Awesome blossom! Thank you sir. Also, Aaron Sanchez or Gausman ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sanchez

          • Reid says:
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            @Grey: Beast-mode. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  155. Nightmare says:
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    GreyLord!!! Dude Russell Martin got viagara lodged in this throat…..f’n genius!! And of course my boy Piscotty

    What’s your take on Puig and Sugar Cain? They been awful lately. Will they be fine ROS or sell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks…. I never bought into either guy as high as they were going, I have more faith in Cain… Puig’s been good for a total of 2 months over the course of 3 years

  156. Five-On-One says:
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    Lamb or Castellanos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  157. Arnie says:
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    Hey Grey, great write-up as always…what would you improve with my roster:
    Gomes, Goldschmidt, Rendon, Carpenter, Segura, Lindor, Baez, Springer, Belt, Peralta, Deshields. Pitchers: Arrieta, Keuchel, Greinke, Santiago, Velasquez, Kennedy, Gaussman, TRoss (DL), WDavis, Familia, AJRamos, Jeffress. I could potentially drop a pitcher for an infielder/outfielder. On the wire: Tomas, Piscotty, BMoss, TShaw, Eaton. Thoughts? Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Eaton over Kennedy, play over DeShields

  158. Bingo says:
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    Rest of season, JT Realmoto or Devin mesoroco for catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco

  159. Scott says:
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    I think Detroit is going to avoid having an interim closer by losing all their games this week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  160. HumpDay says:
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    Hello grey I’m new. I’ve heard fantastic things. Great write up

    When do you predict Glasnow to get the call up. If you had to guess an exact date, what would it be. Pressure is on

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! June 12th

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: About what time would that be? Maybe noonish let Glasnow sleep in. I really don’t know how you handle some of these questions so professionally.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          9 AM PST

  161. JB says:
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    Grey – I have the #1 waiver in my yahoo league and can pick up Berrios, but because of roster limits, would have to drop one of the following: Rodon, Velasquez, Salazar, Hamels, Hammel or Matz. Who goes?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  162. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sean Manaea time (Friday)!

    In a weekly keeper league, $100 FAAB, where you are hurting for pitching, what would you bid on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $21

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Hah, I swear I was going to say $20–thus proving the value of paying that extra $1!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  163. Burt says:
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    Drop Rodon for Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  164. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Future ace alert from Fantrax:

    Tyler Glasnow struck out 11 batters in six shutout innings for Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. He gave up only two hits and one walk.

    Analysis: The righty threw 56 of 87 pitches for strikes. He also mixed in a change-up GM Neal Huntington wanted to see. As a 90-mph pitch, Glasnow’s change gives hitters another look from his fastball (94 to 96 mph) and curve (79 to 81 mph) — even if it’s still harder than some fastballs. Glasnow has compiled a 2.57 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 21 innings, sporting a 30:7 K:BB.

  165. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would you drop Severino for Tomlin, Erasmo (assuming he eventually starts) or even a Cashner or Karns in our 10 Team H2H Points League?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cash

    • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee My Wanky!: Or Manaea or Glasnow! I lost out on Berrios, so my turn to get on a prospect – not literally!

      Thanks again.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        manaea

  166. Bwyce Hawpo says:
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    Keeper league.. drop my Severino for Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  167. HumpDay says:
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    Just picked up Manaea and dropped Fiers. Is Manaea here to stay?

    • HumpDay says:
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      @HumpDay: just got called up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My guess is yes

  168. herschel says:
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    @Grey: apologies in advance for what will undoubtedly be a plethora of manaea questions. $250 FAAB, 12 team weekly roto redraft. how much to bid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $42

  169. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, need to drop one: domingo, yasmany or nomar? who hits the wire?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  170. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    12-team H2H 10×10
    Side A: Kluber, Smyly, Souza
    Side B: Beltre, Liriano, Ventura, Tolleson
    Which side do you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Bartolo’s Chin: you forgot an s at the end of your name.

  171. Total Gossagefest says:
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    Long live Eurotrip!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  172. knucks says:
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    I recall zero Matt Duffy comments in the recent past and haven’t been watching many Giants games. So just basing this Q off last year and pre-draft projections.

    Someone dropped Duffy and I can throw a bid in for him to be my everyday 2B over Schoop/Lawrie/Scooter

    $100 budget, was gonna throw like $4 at it. Is Duffy worth more to me (us) than that? Less? Trying to climb out of a significant VAG hole and all other counting stats matter to me less than fixing AVG through some decent waiver adds. Got the pop i need on this squad already.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Hahah AVG** been a while since I climbed out of a VAG hole but def not something I’m trying to relive

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Duffy over those guys at this point

  173. Uglee says:
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    Drop McHugh for Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  174. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Can you tell me more about your plans to give away a SAGNOF! t-shirt. I wear a size L by the by.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  175. R. Dan says:
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    Grey
    12 team dynasty keeper OBP
    Polanco for duda?
    I need a 1b but maybe not this bad.
    I have Freeman and he is killing me so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  176. Bostero111 says:
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    Yo Grey!

    Drop Schoop for Neil Walker or hold?

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @Bostero111: Neil, until he comes back down to earth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  177. Eng says:
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    Enjoyed “Yunel’s homophobic eyes”!

    Grey; who are you betting on to takeover if Jeanmar Gomez falters, Neris or Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  178. DancinHomer says:
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    Re-draft 12-team H2H league. I currently have Snell & Giolito stashed, but Urias was just dropped and Manaea looks to be getting the call.

    would you drop either Snell or Giolito for either/both of Urias/ Mamaea?

    thanks in advance

    • Wywyz says:
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      I would drop Giolito for Manaea. Snell will back in May, Giolito & Urias are most likely to spend the whole year in minors. Manaea could be here to stay.

      • Harry says:
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        @Wywyz: Giolito might be called up in June or July probably and Manaea might be sent down because Hahn had a blister and he might of gotten the start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito for Manaea

  179. Roger the Alien says:
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    Been too patient with Severino after having having him on my squad down the stretch last year and having fond memories of the good ol’ days. I’m in a deep and competitive league, with some meh starters like Porcello, Descalfini, and Tomlin being the most interesting options on waivers. Would I be better suited to stash an upside guy such as Snell, Manaea, or Giolito?

    • Roger the Alien says:
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      @Roger the Alien: If it wasn’t clear I’m cutting ties with Severino now and looking for a roster spot replacement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea

  180. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Drop Tanner Roark for Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  181. Harry says:
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    Trade offer, I get Martinez and Boxberger and give up Pence and Rosenthal. Should I do it? I kind of wanted to try to get Street instead of Boxberger but this is what he offered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Harry: Which Martinez? JD? If it’s Carlos this is attempted robbery, deny.

  182. William Hung says:
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    How does Sean Manaea compare to Berrios? Hype train just as big? Wondering if I should drop Pomz for this guy since he’s starting on Friday – only issue is that it might just be a spot start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Berrios

  183. Bye Felica says:
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    We’re not dropping Waino for this Manaea kid are we?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Bye Felica: or gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Grey: Yea didn’t think so. Thanks, I’m thinking Gaus breaks out this year if he can stay healthy. How long have we been waiting? 2..3 years for it! His stuff is filthy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  184. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    The offer on the table is: I give up Donaldson, Snell and Velasquez for Rizzo Hamels and either CHris Young, Sanchez, Chen or Fiers . Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok who should I ask for on the rizzo side along with hamels to make it go? Not really thrilled with any of them. But if I want Rizzo who will be an upgrade from Votto I need to pick one. Please help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chen

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok im doing the deal. I give up Donaldson, SNell and Velasquez for Hamels, Chen and Rizzo.

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              I will need to drop someone to make room for chen. Kennedy or Hill?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Kennedy

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  thats what i thought thanks grey

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  Grey he wants GLasnow instead of Snell. Should I give him Glasnow or hold firm with Snell

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  Grey

                  He wants the deal to be Donaldson, GLasnow and Velasquez for Hamels, RIzzo and chen. SHould I do that one or tell him no

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Okay

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Give him glasnow?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Give him Glasnow and do the deal?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Is it a keeper?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      : yes it is a keeper league

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hold

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      even if he takes snell over glasnow

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: id take rizzo hamels side

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Felica are you saying I would lose on this deal?

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: DUDE, ACCEPT THE TRADE WITH RIZZO & HAMELS +Sanchez if it’s Aron Sanchez. I doesn’t really matter id give up those 3 for Rizzo & Hamels alone

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Felica the choices are

            Anibal Sanchez
            Michael Fiers
            Wei-Yen Chen
            Chris Young

            Who should I pick?

            • Bye Felica says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: I dont know because i dont own any. Use the rankings

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Use Yahoo’s rankings?

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel: Geeze dude, the trade keeps changing every time you post. Why don’t you just ask about a trade when you have an actual deal on the table? It makes it much easier for the 18 guys who are trying to hold your hand through this process…

                  • Kid A says:
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                    @Cram It: Please don’t spoil my fun. Make it funner.

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Kid A: Haha. I’m sure he’s undeterred. He’ll pick it up tomorrow bright and early. I think we’re on day 6 of “Get Fucking Rizzo Already”.

                    • knucks says:
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                      @Kid A: Scotty doesn’t know! Rizzo or No?? Scotty doesnt know!!!

                  • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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                    @Cram It: give it back in his post about needing a new owner, ask if by that he means he already has a new owner or he needs one

  185. Alex H says:
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    Cervelli or Yadi for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cervelli

  186. Wywyz says:
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    Evoldi, serverino or aaron blair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  187. Dave says:
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    Grey
    Was offered Aaron Sanchez for my Matz
    Who do you like?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  188. The G says:
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    Grey,

    Trade advice. Need an arm as i have Carrasco(Aye Carramba!). I have a plethora of usable OFs in a 12team H2H. His CMart for my JUpton?

    We use 3OFs and two Util. I have Marte, Polanco, Joc, Conforto, Piscotty, and Domingo along with JUpton. My pitching staff is Kluber, Carrasco, Matz, Rodon, Nola, Yordano, Nicasio(gonna drop him to stash Glasnow). Thoughts? Thank you!

    The G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  189. Teddy Heater says:
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    It’s Manaea Mania up in here. Even though I was wearing my Dodger blue last night I got the stink eye when I cheered for Giancarlo, I’m not sure if he got the note with your number I dropped for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re actually not allowed to talk to him about me from closer than 500 feet

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Come on BFF, I didn’t use YOUR name, that shizz would of got me hauled out of there, just your number!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          999-FML-FML1? Perfect!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Bloodline May 27th

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I want that in my mind right now!

  190. Oh says:
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    Norris over manaea right lol?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  191. DonnieB says:
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    Keeper league with no reerves. Drop either McGee,Eovaldi,Hendricks or Pom for Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  192. DonnieB says:
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    Or hold

  193. mike ferrari says:
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    anyone here know if Fielder will get 1b eligibility in ESPN leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

  194. Syllogism says:
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    Okay – three flat-out hard-laugh moments.

    a) Revere. In my league you can barely hear his cry over my “OVER HERE ALREADY, OVER HERE!! FASTER!!”

    b) Velasquez calling Cueto – priceless, I’m gonna frame that. Cueta responds – “Bro, we gotta get into that division – I’ll take a pay cut.”, “Yeah!”

    c) The best for last – Severino!! He’s KILLIN me all by his lonesome!. I took your advice to heart and lured him into the boat by promising him a start against SD. …. Severino, the final chapter: …

    … So I put him the paper boat expecting it to sink. But NO. He looks at me with big innocent trusting “Wow – against SD” eyes. Blink. Blink. …

    … “Damn,” says random internal voice “He’s more of a lightweight than anyone imagined!” …
    … “Bon voyage, Seve – watch out for the whirlpool!” I say forgetting to engage internal voice filter.

    … “What whirlpool?”

    … “This one … ” (flush). I felt guilty … almost.

    d) Runner up … Hendricks/Hammels. I’ve had them both since last year. Wow … Hendricks is gonna finish with an ERA of .85? Awesome!!!

    I’m bookmarking this and saving it forever. lol

    e) Best part of the whole thing though … I have Berrios … dropped a spare batter, but I need that slot back. That flushing sound is Berrios having found a roster spot. :P

    Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  195. Jack says:
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    Many thanks for the advice on grabbing Manaea over the other prospects yesterday. Got him before the other teams had a chance thanks to you (after I missed out on Berrios). Which OF – Calhoun or Piscotty? Also, you worried at all about Story? Should I grab Ketel in case? Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun…nah, you’re not benching Story

  196. Nightpandas says:
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    Taijuan and Crush a decent return for Scherzer in a keeper? Not sure if I’d get it but have an owner interested in Max

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  197. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Can you rank these catchers: Castillo, Realmuto, Mesoroco

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  198. David says:
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    I wanted to drop Severino and Pineda but I figured I would send out an offer to Yanks fan first. I got J Up from him damn I am excited.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  199. Ric Flair - "WoOoOoO" says:
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    Apparently Iglesias has dropped about 1mph off his fastball from last year. Could be an April thing but has me concerned, considering he should have a low innings limit regardless. Would you flip him for Kyle Seager? I dont necessarily need em with Machado but the buy low window hasnt quite closed yet like some others and I wouldnt mind sneaking in there before it slams shut.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velocity is usually down in April… I would take Seager though

  200. knucks says:
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    Would you give up the next fives months of Cueto for the 4 months of Carrasco we should get when he comes back? I have the owner interested, but I’m starting to wonder if that’s a bad gamble on my part. To move a healthy piece for a DL stash. It’s Carrasco though… I want heeeem. There are a couple of waiver pieces that I’ve been cyclopsing and could use for the month of May.

    Thanks for your day in-day out dedication to these comments Grey. Someone buy this man a damn daq already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, No problem…. I don’t think that gamble is worth it

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Perfect, thanks again for the assist

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  201. TheCactusMan says:
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    Who worries you more … Adam Jones, or Carlos Gomez

    • knucks says:
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      @TheCactusMan: prob Carlos Gomez but we don’t own him because we didn’t like him in March

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, he has no speed and swings at everything

  202. Syllogism says:
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    Wow … this just keeps getting better and better – this Berrios post and comments may be the juiciest ever. Totally tipped me off to Manaea! Curiously, I just had my last N/A spot open up – barely had time to remove “Berrios” from the locker!

    Current Pitching: SP: Sale, Arrieta, Hendricks, Hammel, Sanchez-Aaron, Velasquez, Berrios, Corbin. Tropeano (streamer slot). (Glasnow – stashed)
    RP(SUCKAGE) … F-Rod (N/A), Chapman (Susp) … Jepson, Hudson, Feliz.

    I’ve already dropped Severinoops.

    Activate Manaea … which SPs would you drop for Manaea. I’d need to drop, effectively, two to keep my one streamer-slot picking up targets of opportunity. Which two?

    Thx.

    • knucks says:
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      @Syllogism: Do you need the relievers? For Holds purposes?

      • Syllogism says:
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        @knucks:

        Yep. 7×7 (OBP|TB and Holds|K/9)

        I have to add one more reliever – ideally two – at least until F-Rod and Chapman are active.

        Once those two are going, then I’ll be at F-Rod, Chapman, Jepsen, + 2 TBD. Really need to find essentially 2 – 3 guys to supplement Jepsen until then though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trop, Corbin

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: Super. I’m a big Corbin fan, so that says an awful lot about Manaea.

        • knucks says:
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          @Syllogism: Hopefully you can somehow at least start Corbin tonight before you bail. STL can’t hit lefties as Sky noted earlier today.

          • Syllogism says:
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            @knucks: Yep. Won’t have to bail on Corbin until Manaea gets activated. Even then if there’s not a streaming option at the time better than Corbin, I”ll hold until there is.

  203. Jobu Needs a Refill says:
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    Would you take Berrios over Kennedy or Latos? I’m guessing the wheels are going to fall off Latos sooner rather than later….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Latos

  204. the swinging says:
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    I’m worried about Schoop. He hits at the bottom of the order so his counting stats blow. Sure he’s got 25 hr pop, but the batting average may just be cock or close to cock all season. What are your thoughts on this guy? You hunting 2b on the wire in 12 team leagues for a schoop replacement or nah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not at this point

      • the swinging says:
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        @Grey: fingers crossed

        • the swinging says:
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          @the swinging: if I told you he was going to finish with 24 homers and a .235 batting average and modest counting stats for 2016 would you accept that or go to the wire?

          • knucks says:
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            @the swinging: This was exactly what Grey told you pre-season. Its a matter of whether or not that fits your team needs or not. If you can’t sustain with the low average consider moving on. If the power is a need for your team hold.

            • the swinging says:
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              @knucks: my team is well rounded so it’s close

              • knucks says:
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                @the swinging: With you there, I have schoop on the bench and have been using my streamer spot to play Lawrie while I have the luxury of room on the roster. I do anticipate having to make a decision on who to stick with in the coming days. The 0/3 and 0/4 nights are painful, but to be expected. Only thing holding me back from 1st at the moment is that I’m last in AVG. So while I like Schoop, he just doesn’t fit the squad right now. Good luck bud!

  205. Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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    Odor was just dropped in my 10 team mixed 5×5 standard league. drop any of segura, schoop, or desmond for him, and if so, is it a big enough upgrade to use the #4 waiver spot on him ( i expect a ridiculous drop like justin upton to happen soon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  206. Killer joe says:
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    How long do you think Norris stays in the minors? He’ll be back soon, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, soon

      • Killer joe says:
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        @Grey: Awesome.

        Looking forward to that, and Blackmon coming back, and Schoop not sucking so hard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too!

  207. Jason says:
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    I’ve been offered Betts for Puig and Heyward in a 10-team H2H keeper. Too much to give up? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take betts

  208. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Bryant will have OF eligibility pretty soon in my OBP / OPS league in a couple of games. Trying to figure out whether I’m better off keeping him at 3B or putting him in the OF, based on my options at the moment.

    3B options (putting Bryant in OF):
    – Moistasskiss (nice power and counting stats w/ a .337 obp and 9.6% BB rate, despite a crazy low .217 BABIP)
    – Jake Lamb (really sweet .380 obp w/ 12+% BB rate, and a sustainable baaaaaaabip)

    OF options (keeping Bryant at 3B):
    – Ramsus / #8 hitter Joc / Obudel / Dyson / f’in Melvin Upton

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moist

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Yeah he’s been looking great . . .

  209. john coakley says:
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    Have a great start to pitching stats this week with Price, Archer and CMart ….had Tomlin and Corbin going tonight. Lefty versus Cards seems ok but somewhat worried about Tomlin (Berrios factor too).
    Start Tomlin or hold off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Tomlin

  210. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Nonkeeper League w/ 1400IP limit

    At what point do we start stashing Giolito?

    SP already is:
    Rodon
    Walker
    C. Martinez
    Matz
    J. Ross
    Ventura
    Santiago
    Gausman

    Do we add over any of them? I’m considering dropping Delino for him D: He’s only bat I would consider.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      end of May

  211. Happyharry says:
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    12 team,H2H,6×6…Who do I drop if anyone to activate Berrios from ML? Current Staff: Sale, Harvey, deGrom, Hamels, Archer, Quintana, Nola, Ordorizzi, Nicasio… T.Ross on DL. Thanks Man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nicasio

  212. Scott says:
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    Semien on the wire. Gotta drop Nunez for him, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  213. Nightmare says:
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    Is rendon a solid buy low right now greylord? Would u trade Sano or fielder for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Nightmare says:
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        @Grey: what about Kipnis for rendon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kipnis

  214. Alex says:
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    Sorry for the long question for a team in second to last but that is why I am here.

    League: 7×7 obp slg QS hold

    Positions: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 3OF, 2UT, 1350 inning limit

    HAVE

    C: Ramos (Darnaud DL)
    1B: Hanley
    2B: Walker
    SS: Suarez (Kang DL)
    3B: Sano
    OF: Upton
    OF: Pence
    OF: Burns
    UT: Duda
    UT: Odubell
    BN: Rendon, Trumbo
    DL: Revere, Choo

    2RP, 3P

    Have: Jepsen, K Rod, Madson, A Reed, Oh
    Available: Givens, Treinen, D Hudson, DIekman, D Hernandez

    I was offered Freeman for Madson and A Reed.

    Should I

    A: Accept the trade as a hail mary since I am so far down in the standings
    B: Stay away from Freeman since he is in a shit lineup and sucky and I already have a ton of buy low hitters
    C: Just quit and start studying for next year

    Thanks for your time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freeman

  215. Scott says:
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    C’mon Shark. The bar has been raised. I will accept nothing less than 10 strikeouts of the Padres!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  216. ryanoger says:
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    Please rank:

    Corbin, Odorizzi, Pineda

    thanks g!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Corbin

  217. Kid A says:
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    Remember when Cashner was trying really hard to mean something to the world?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seriously

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Was around the same time that the Friars decided he meant more than Rizzo, if I recall correctly. Such a goofy swap. The Astros/Phillies one might look that way in a year or two. Mark Appel looking much better than I would have expected 3 games into the year for the Iron Pigs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wanna of the worst swaps, so bad for the Padres, so obvious at the time too

          • Kid A says:
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            @Grey: That SD front office makes Oakland’s feel like gentle herpes.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahahahahaha

        • ERad says:
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          @knucks: Umphrey’s McGee fan?

          • knucks says:
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            @ERad: See you in Vegas next weekend Erad?

            • ERad says:
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              @knucks: Don’t seem them as much anymore – saw a bunch of shows in 2006 and 2007 – always catch them in NY though

              • Knucks says:
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                @ERad: had tickets for that snowed out Beacon show. Usually catch them at Penns Peak which is local for me. If you haven’t been, great venue. Had plane tickets for a Utah vacation before we even realized it was UMBowl weekend the day before we fly home from LV. So key \m/

  218. Bobg says:
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    Mana or snell
    Cashner or Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea…. Nola

  219. knucks says:
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    Deshizz back at the top of the lineup today. Don’t screw it up son!

    Hit CC really well last year as JakeTPE stated earlier in the Comments. Gonna have to bench my batty call of Jaso i guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh man, I need him to do something like foreals

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yea or face the wrath of a thousand commenters, angry at your free advice that is more useful than any other site out there! Rooting for Deshizz tonight for you, not worried about my fantasy team’s SAGNOF implications. Good luck!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: You’re forever in my debt for ranking Harper higher than anyone last year – so you’re good in my book – down to 999 commenters.

            • ERad says:
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              @ERad: *I’m forever in debt – vapelife…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  220. Jim says:
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    Grey
    Thanks as always. Great update
    Ian Desmund , Hot or can we expect him to be his old 20/20 self w lots of counting stats in Tx?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  221. New Day says:
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    I was offered Liriano for Verlander, I’m leaning Liriano. Which side do you like and is it close? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

      • New Day says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  222. Machado About Nothing says:
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    Quick one.

    Would you drop Story for Semien in a ROTO league with Ks as a stat? Story is killing me there.

    • knucks says:
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      @Machado About Nothing: Semien has K’ed 15 times (in 74 Plate appearances) compared to Story’s 31 Ks (85 PA’s). So i guess that’s an upgrade???

      Nah I wouldn’t do this at all, but your username made me chuckle. You might be able to move Story still for a better piece than Semien. Good luck!

      • Machado About Nothing says:
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        @knucks:

        Thanks for the compliment Knucks!

        Yeah, I’ve been exploring offers, Most teams were pretty stoic in the league though, not buying the Story hype so much. Guy wouldn’t even do Story for Russell straight up! Perhaps I waited too long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Machado About Nothing says:
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        @Grey:

        Ok, Thanks.

        Feel like I shouldn’t have used “quick one” and “semien” in the same post though… could be messy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  223. Scott says:
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    Seriously Shark, you give up RBIs to the 8 and 9-hole?

    • Kid A says:
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      @Scott: More please. Thank you.

  224. Syllogism says:
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    Which (if any) of these streamers over next day or so?

    Gray v Pit
    [email protected] LAA
    [email protected] (nevermind)
    MPerez v NYY
    [email protected] DET
    Chatwood v PIT
    Happ @ TB
    ERam v TOR
    Conley @ MIL

    I like Happ, and maybe ERam, Conley?

    Which (if any) do like?

    Merci. I need to send you a thank you … maybe some matzoh … you can never have enough … well .. maybe not. I always seem to have leftover matzoh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! No thanks! Happ, Young, these are awful streamers

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: Yeah … slim pickens for sure. I always hope that you guys see something that I’ve missed. When streamers are like this I call this desperatehope. :D

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          One word, I like that

  225. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Cram

    Grey told me to hold and that’s what I’m doing. No deal

    • Kid A says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Cram is not going to be pleased with this development.

  226. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey would you drop Ian Kennedy to bring up Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        which way would you do it

        1) drop Kennedy for Manaea

        2) drop Kennedy activate k-rod then drop k rod for Manaea

        • Kid A says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Who else is available?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            What should I do about k rod

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            grey

            I have to do something with Krod because he is activated from the na list

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey

            Two questions
            1) I need to drop someone to activate k rod? Kennedy or Cishek?
            2) Then drop Krod for Manaea?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kennedy, no

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Don’t know who to drop for Manaea now. My bullpen is Tolleson Davis Madson Cishek and Krod with Siegrist for holds

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Madson

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Still high on k rod?

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    k rod has an era of 7.71 and more bb 4 to k 3. Plus not looked good as of late

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sure, lose K-Rod

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Ok grey dropping K rod thanks for the advice

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Grey Rasmus or Zobrist

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Rasmus

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    do you know when guys like Winker, Peraza, Zimmer Glasnow will be called up

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      June

  227. Bobg says:
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    Mana or berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  228. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    JUp as of tonight dropped to 5th, JD moved up to 2nd in lineup. As I pointed out a day or so ago, this might be when we see JUp start to climb out of slump.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  229. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    You starting Corbin against the Cardinals today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I owned him, I would

  230. mr. west says:
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    Would you drop Stroman for Manea? 14 team H2H category league where each team can only roster 7 pitchers and you start 5. I can never start Stroman because his K’s are so mediocre and
    I think his Whip is going up alhough he will get tons of wins. Have Syndy, Smyly, Velasquez and go with 3 relievers with Miller, Betances and Jeffress. Waiver wire is weak so I would only do this for Manea’s big upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • mr. west says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  231. MB says:
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    Dude I dropped Stroman for berrios in k/9 league, not even sure stroman is better than roark. I may need a beer in a month but whatever, shallow league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  232. Jeff says:
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    Drop Jeff Samardzija for Rich Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, pretty close, prolly makes sense in some leagues

  233. Bingo says:
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    Schoop seems to be slumping should I hold or look to turn to someone else like Neil walker, Brandon Phillips l, scooter Garnett, or devon Travis when he comes back, Jed Lowrie or Brett Lowrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  234. ashtray says:
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    The Tyler White owner in my league offered me Charlie Blackmon for AJ Reed who is stashed in my NA spot. I would have to drop someone to make that trade due to the NA. My OF/Util situation is:

    OF- Betts
    OF- Heyward
    OF- Polanco
    U- Park
    U- DeShields
    B – Mazara

    It is a keeper league but only a keep 2.

    Cash in now on the prospect or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Blackmon, drop Park or DeShields depending on needs

  235. Mike says:
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    Yasmani Tomas and Odorizzi for Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  236. David says:
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    should i give up trumbo and corbin for Gio and dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  237. Stevie says:
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    RP 2: Cody Allen or A.J. Ramos? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos, toss up

  238. Chet Manly says:
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    Please rank Lawrie, T. Shaw and T. White for me. One of them will need to be dropped to activate DL pitcher soon. My team is sitting solid with counting stats.

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw, Lawrie

  239. Blender says:
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    Is the problem that Severino is kinda like a Gausman? I own both in my deep head to head…

    What about Eickhoff? xFIP 3.17 and nice K/9 at 10.36 to 1.85. I don’t want to own him since I dropped him but should he be owned?

    Should I get rid of Fiers out of fear of the long ball?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he should be owned but Phillies, growing pains, etc…. I’d lose Fiers for Eickhoff

  240. Russell says:
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    Drop Pineda for Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  241. Unsure says:
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    Hey grey ! In a 12 team h2h POINTS weekly league would you drop melecon for Ryan madsen. Any worries or are the Pirates having a had time just getting him opportunity? Hold or go for madsen? Thx for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  242. Blender says:
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    Drop Bauer for Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  243. dem ribbies says:
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    Time to start calling him Lorenzo Cain’t or just off to a slow start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slow start

  244. OaktownSteve says:
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    AFLAC!

    Who are the two current major league players with more than 10 triples and fewer than 5 home runs in their career?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ben Revere, Jarrod Dyson

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        1 for 2. Jemile is the other one. He hit a shizz ton of triples his first two years. Nice work. Half point is solid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, thought I had it

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Dyson was a great guess. He has 6 career homers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, Dyson, you suck

  245. A2K says:
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    Scooter or Dannys ROS, in a vacuum.

    In Grey We Trust