“The top prospect of 2013 is Byron Buxton.  Anyone that says anything different– What’s that, you like Jurickson Profar?  Damn, he’s good too!  Okay, Profar, Buxton and maybe Travis d’Arnaud– What?  Reid Brignac?  Oh, man, you got me!  Wanna play Dominion?  No, I didn’t hide any Victory cards under my couch cushion again!”  That’s Keith Law talking to his buddies over a Coq au vin.  One name they didn’t mention back in 2013 was Tim Beckham, because he was more of a 2009 prospect stud.  That was the same year, Keith Law said, “Matt Wieters will be as good as Yogi Berra, and when I get out of my Prius and shut off this Dizzee Rascal, I will tell you why.  Talking and driving is very dangerous, especially since I’m wearing Crocs.”  Tim Beckham had it all, and the Rays produced all those can’t miss prospects.  Unfortunately, they became ‘can miss’ and Beckham faded to obscurity.  Here we are in 2017 (*checks calendar*  Yup!), and Beckham is only 27 years old and breaking out a little bit.  Yesterday, he went 2-for-4, 4 RBIs with two homers (5, 6) as he hits .278.  He still strikes out too much (33%), and he has more ‘okay’ power and speed, than blazing speed or huge pop, but, for an MI, I think you do worse.  Orlando Arcia, for unstints.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Andriese – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  His last name looks normal, but doesn’t it also look like it has a very Italian pronunciation, An-dry-SEE? Like it’s the world’s worst Witness Protection relocation name.  “No, you’re going to keep your name, but you’re going to pronounce it differently.”  Any hoo!  Andriese is a solid streamer, who I’d use with the Stream-o-Nator.

Bryce Harper – Left yesterday’s game with groin tightness.  All his fantasy owners are like, “Bryce has given me groin tightness since the beginning of April, and I can still eat Doritos and watch him play, keeping up my end of the bargain!”

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.66 vs. Braden Shipley – 4 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 6.75.  This matchup was billed as, “A Cy Young winner vs. a guy whose Facebook friends say, ‘Yeah, Braden’s in the major leagues.  Seriously.  No, I don’t know how you don’t know that.'”

Michael Taylor – 2-for-2 and two steals (1, 2).  Guess who appears in this afternoon’s Buy column.  One hint:  His name appears in the beginning of this blurb.

Enny Romero – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save because Shawn Kelley has been sick, but there is a legit chance Dusty will wake up tomorrow, remember Romero closed on Thursday and totally forget all about Kelley.  Remember, Dusty is a guy that picked up a toothpick in 1992 after eating an especially stringy mango, and hasn’t removed the toothpick from his mouth since.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer.  “When day begins to break, I count my good and baaaaaaaaaaaahd.” — William Butler Yeats on owning Jake Lamb.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Au Shizz!

John Lackey – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.14.  And now he goes to Coors next.  This Lackey ownership of mine is going swimmingly like Natalie Wood.  And you know, you just know, he’s going to throw a CG shutout on my bench while in Coors.  You know that is going to happen.  I wish I could send this horse-toothed jackass to the glue factory.  Lackey, your giant white chiclets you call teeth are pissing me off!  Why the long face?  Because I own you, Mr. Ed!  Okay, I need to move on before I give myself an ulcer.

Kris Bryant – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .321.  Mean’s while, his 1st round compatriot, Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-6, hitting .234.  It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a 13-inning game covered by the Chicago Sun-Times, it was an age of wisdom, it was an age of foolishness, it was game that Kyle Schwarber sat out which added to Joe Buck’s blue ballsiness, it was a season of Light, it was a season of Darkness, it was a season where Maddon hits The Federalist leadoff more than Javier Baez and that got you like wut?

Cesar Hernandez – 4-for-7, 2 runs and his 4th steal, hitting .336.  I opened his player page and saw he was owned in almost 80% of ESPN leagues, which is essentially being owned in 100% of leagues according to ESPN’s standards and practices, and that makes me happy.  He should be.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .231.  Not sure why I have so much faith in this young buck, but I’d put all the money I have in my bank account — roughly $23 — and bet Maikel ends the year around .255 with 25-27 HRs.

Cameron Rupp – 3-for-6 and his 2nd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week, and could finally be coming out of his early-season slump.  Hey, if you’re coming out of it, could you grab Tommy Joseph too?

Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (0 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 2.42.  He has a 4-something K/9.  Pretend like you know better than to ask if you should pick him up.

Aaron Altherr – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal, hitting .333.  Tehol just gave you his Aaron Altherr fantasy.  I’m sure it involved bukakke and Game of Thrones.

Kyle Freeland – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.65 vs. Luis Perdomo – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.03.  Fun fact!  Perdomo is a city between Italy and Croatia that has transferred back and forth between the countries because neither wants to deal with the sewage problem.  Each time the city goes up for grabs like a jump ball, city officials yell, “Freeland!”  As for fantasy, they’re both bleh and were in Petco.

Ryan Hanigan – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he was called up after Tony Wolters had his block knocked.  Heavens forbid, the Rockies were to just play Garneau, who I own.  Yes, this is about me!

Mike Trout – Day-to-day with hamstring tightness.  Or as Trout’s fantasy owners call it, “Please, God, be careful with him.”

Danny Valencia – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Ben Gamel – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .333.  Filling in for Haniger vs. righties, Gamel is a bit of a do everything okay, nothing great-type.  Think AL-Only.  I often think about his brother, Mat.  I believe he is signing his name on one side of dreidels in Taiwan.

Stephen Piscotty – Sounds headed to the DL with a hamstring strain and Dexter Fowler appears headed the same way with a shoulder strain.  The Cards are calling up Tommy Pham, and I haven’t heard anything about Harrison Bader getting the call, but I’m cyclops’ing that sitch with the monocle.  For a quick, down and dirty ‘Who is Harrison Bader?’  He’s essentially Fowler, but younger.  I will call him Chickadee’er.

Kolten Wong – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal, hitting .307.  Somehow, Piscotty and Fowler getting sidelined is going to push Wong to the bench.

Keon Broxton – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Maybe Keon Broxton requires the force to hit a ball.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he could be, and I’d grab him if he’s available.

Hernan Perez – 3-for-5, 1 run, as he hits third and sits at 35% owned in leagues, which is baffling.  By the way, ‘member when Eric Thames was a thing?  Snooze!

Ian Kennedy – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring strain.  The Royals said they aren’t sure when Kennedy is going to be able to take the non-grassy knoll again.  They might’ve reconsidered their word choice.

Nate Jones – Hit the DL with elbow problems.  I always thought of Rumpelpitchskins as starters, but Jones is making a case that a made-up word with no real definition can stand for relievers as well as starters.

Derek Holland – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.02, and his 3rd win.  He has a 4.82 xFIP, bleh Ks, bleh walks and the 10th best ERA in the majors just behind Dylan Bundy and Andrew Triggs.  Ah, baseball, you goofy bastard, I will call you a gooftard and let your mysteries be like The Leftovers.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .270.  This was his 2nd homer in as many games, and fourth homer in six games.  ‘Member a full seven days ago how you wanted to drop him?  Yeah, not reactionary at all.

Matt Davidson – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .276.  You know what kind of year he’s emulating?  A zygote?  What?  I said emulating, not ovulating.  Davidson is reminding me of Adonis Garcia.  Not a flashy year, won’t be mixed league impressive, but looks headed for a respectable AL-Only year, unless, of course, Moncada steals his job.

Ivan Nova – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.14.  His K/BB is my bae.  I wanna cheat on that K/BB with some girl named Becky with good hair just so that K/BB does a Lemonade-style revenge video, then I’m gonna make up with that K/BB, impregnate it with twins and sell my shares of the Brooklyn Nets for a $500 million profit.  That’s how much I love that K/BB, but, I mean, c’mon, walk a few guys here and there rather than giving up hits with runners on base.

Billy Hamilton – 1-for-4 and his 16th steal.  May all your SAGNOF be this obscene and get 55 steals while getting on base only 57 times all year.  I’m farting in your general direction, Dee Gordon.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .196.  Get hot, you sumsabeach!  I have a feeling we’re going to be talking in September how Odor’s been hitting .300 since May 1st.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .211.  His home runs are so gigantic he calls them MOABs.  That’s Gallo’s humor.

A.J. Griffin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  I wouldn’t even use the Stream-o-Nator for Alfredo Jettucine unless you can handle him getting creamed.

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (2).  “…And with the first pick of the draft, he takes Mike Trout.  Well, that’s predictable.  Wait!  He just traded Mike Trout for Marwin Gonzalez and Aaron Judge?  That’s insane,” said no one in May.  As you can imagine Marwin Gonzalez will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, since he’s hit about fifteen homers this week, but if you have to wait until this afternoon to grab Marwin, I don’t understand what you’re doing.

Jharel Cotton – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  If you’re thinking about grabbing him, wait a Cotton pickin’ moment, this game was against the Twins.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  He must’ve been so jazzed about finally homering in almost two weeks, he got thrown out of the game in the 8th for arguing with the ump.  The ump said, “I should’ve drafted Maikel Franco as my corner man,” and Healy disagreed.  Vehemently.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Also, in this game, Danny Santana went 2-for-4 with his 1st homer and Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 3rd homer.  These Twins come in threes, like Kennys.

Byron Buxton – Left the game after crashing into the wall.  The Twins said he passed early concussion tests, saying, “We think he’d be able to get back out there and strikeout without any issue.”

Logan Forsythe – Will likely need another week of rest after having a setback in Rancho Cuchamonga, like everyone else who is in Rancho Cuchamonga.  “How did we end up here?”  That’s a common Rancho Cuchamonga refrain.

David Price – Threw a three-inning simulated game at Fenway, and is aiming to return in late-May.  Reality check time:  Fully healthy last year, or at least as healthy as he said he was, and he was not good.  If you own him, it’s a decent gamble, but I bet as he gets closer to returning you’d be able to get more in a trade than you could get owning him.

Dustin Pedroia – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Sparky Anklebiter is on the board!  And on a bored man’s team.

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (2), as he continues to kill Red Sox pitchers.  Note to Boston:  Brushback Machado.  Bob Gibson is rolling over in his grave…*Googles to see if Gibson is alive, clears throat*…a grave that a very-much-alive Bob dug out for his goldfish.

Seth Smith – 4-for-4, 2 run, 2 RBIs, and his 1st steal, hitting .286.  The Lisper’s Nightmare was celebrating bathehith in Fenway, when he stopped to clarify he was celebrating ‘base hits,’ not ‘racists.’

  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Really loved the write-up!

    a. Thanks for the data on Dutch’s x-FIP. I will remove the dust from my eyes and use his slot for streaming or hot schmotatos ONLY.

    b. Got a meeting in 30 minutes….

    John Rambo Quote of the day for May 5-7

    Reporter: ‘Somewhere in this rugged mountain countryside, possibly above the snow line, shrouded in mist, the fugitive John Rambo, is hiding. Units of the state police along with local members of the National Guard are now being mobilized. What still remains unexplained by local authorities is just how and where the former Green Beret came into possession of the weapons with which he allegedly killed one deputy sheriff, and tried to kill 6 others. Only their skilled training in police enforcement techniques saved their lives. And word now is that the fugitive will be in custody in a matter of hours.’

    [Matter of hours, huh? Not bloody likely, as they say in the UK.]

    [Cram, please cue this song with the backdrop of this misty mountain. Thanks!]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlL7J-xaqbE….

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • theone189 says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      Lmao rofl hahahaha that John Rambo is somwthing else

  2. DrEasy says:
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    Need a closer? Enny Romero will do!

  3. hal_incandenza says:
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    Is it okay to drop JBJ?

    If so, add Harrison, Marwin or Hernan? Will be a depth bat at this point. I have Odubel for CF. 10 team H2H.

    Thanks as always. Glad to hear you’re watching The Leftovers. Are you also on the new season of Fargo?

    • hal_incandenza says:
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      @hal_incandenza: Solarte is another add option. All of these guys are eligible at a couple spots, which is nice.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @hal_incandenza: I dunno. JBJ is really starting to aggravate me. He’s still a hold for me in 12’s but I’m curious about folks’ feelings in 10’s.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @JakeTPE: I have him in a 12 and was considering holding him, but then I saw that Corey Dickerson was available, so I made the move.

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        @JakeTPE: Aggravated is a fair summation of my feelings as well. I’m considering his fate in both a 10 with a total of 9 active bats and a 12 with 11.

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks. Good to see that I’m not just holding him on my own.

    • theone189 says:
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      @hal_incandenza:

      Don’t even bother with Marwin. That dude has like a 47% hr/fb ratio to along with his 55% GB, 37% FB, anr his laughable 6% LD rate. Lmao!! I promise you the minute you actually commit yourself to pick up this bum, he wont hit another HR for 2months

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        @theone189: Sounds like he’s more of a possible deeper league or AL-only play based on a mood ring’s reading. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hal_incandenza: I’m watching Fargo, I love Carrie Coon, I think in 10 teamers you can prolly move on, try Hernan if playing otherwise Harrison

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I like Carrie Coon as well, but it’s kinda strange to watch her in two of my current go-tos.

        In the 10-teamer I saw Peraza was out there so I snagged him. Like him in a H2H and dropped Schoop because I don’t need 3 players at 2B. With all the SPs rostered, I feel I can only carry two bench bats. I have the Beltre-cow DL’d right now, but he’ll eventually be in my stable once his calf is rustled with. Sorry, went a little range there. Some things will never change.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, but she’s great in both…

  4. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Trying to stay relevant in my Ultimate League. Watching the league leader snag DeDhields and Gamel this past sunday for $103 and $51 respectively and both killing it for him; though my Miranda buy ($33) worked out well today, these are the free agents available for bidding this sunday evening (NFBC):
    Marvin Gonzalez
    Hicks
    Heredia
    Davidson
    Mancini
    Pearce

    I think I need outfield help given that my o.f’s consist of K.Davis/Trumbo/Odubel/Schebler/Dyson/Granderson/Soler, though I/You can always use a good bat at utility, as well as at his position for depth.
    Could you please rank the available f.a.’s as to who will help most to least for R.O.S.(and whether they’re even worth a bid, for whoever you think should be waived).
    My hitters consist of:
    Rizzo
    Murphy
    Diaz
    Shaw
    Solarte
    Andrus
    Gyorko
    Valbuena
    In addition to the o.f.’s listed above.
    Doesn’t look like Gyorko will be leaving my lineup anytime soon, other than for injury (bite my tongue-ouch). Added Valbuena last week for corner cover and some pop. Grandy’s been riding the pine, and waiting for Solar to spark Kansas City.
    Thanks for your time, and have a great weekend. Spent a beautiful day at Petco today, despite the loss.
    P.S. I think the Mets are paying Grandy too much and love him too much to keep him affixed to the bench.

  5. hondo says:
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    Is Lackey’s spot on the bench warm from where Arrieta sat the day before on Monday( this future Monday) or did Arrieta pitch for your team at Coors?

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo: I guess a better question would be is there anyone other than Kershaw you’d currently start @Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hondo: I’d start top 20 SPs at Coors, Arrieta is one

  6. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    lackey’s K rate and groundball rate is better than last year. the HR/fly ball will regress to normal. i’m not saying start in COL of course. however, in shallow leagues he’s getting dropped (even 14 teamers i’ve added him from this) and in deeper ones i’d bet you could trade for him cheap as shit. i’m talking about leagues where everybody has at least 7 SP per team here, not RCL’s of course.

  7. Bosox says:
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    You like maeda today against SD?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Bosox: I’m rolling him, but the correct answer is: What does SON say?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bosox: We like everyone in Petco

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Bosox: If you’re not starting Maeda in SD you should drop him for someone you’ll start more.

      • Bosox says:
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        @Grey: he was available to be picked up

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Bosox: Yeah grab him then

  8. Mike says:
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    Grey, great read!! 2 questions:

    Drop mark Reynolds for Martin Gonzalez?

    Drop piscotty for Pham or broxton?

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Mike: 1. yep
      2. piscotty probably getting DL’d shortly. no on pham. broxton fine add if piscotty on DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Yes, Marwin and Broxton

  9. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    16 team h2h with QS. only 4 moves per week, drop either of j.garcia/dickey for any/which of miranda (read em!)/griffin/adelman/cahill/chavez? deep enough that those are the best names. i’m holding ryu/glover (back in 2 days supposedly) currently BN spot (have rodon/thor in DL spots, 6 person keeper, thor is one)

  10. Pillar assault says:
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    Healy
    Beltran
    Moreland
    Fowler
    Beltran
    Gyorko at 2nd

    Who do you cut first?
    Who do you cut when i get Dahl back?
    Cut Gyorko or a Util guy when Forsyths done with Rancho?

    Thanks in advance

  11. Scott says:
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    Obviously Lackey is on benched for his next start at coors. I used him vs philly and he did what he has been doing all year…got hit and gave up another HR. His velocity is down a tick. He is striking guys out but man he is getting hit hard add is giving up a lot of HR. I thought he was a nice fit for my team with a good chance to give me wins and log 200 quality innings. How come the cubs dont score runs when he pitches. I swear arrieta gets 10 runs every time he pitches. Lackey is 38. Do i hold him in a 10-teamer where most teams carry 6 or 7 starters or cut him? I will need to activate aaron sanchez at some point. Bundy is filling in for sanchez for me. Not sure if i trust bundy. He is getting it done, but where are the K’s? He has faced boston 3 times and toronto twice so the sample size is smaller than it appears if you just look at innings. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: I dumped Lackey everywhere…Rolling with Cahill instead. (For now anyway)

  12. Wow, suddenly (Seymore) there’s an embarrassment of riches among these multi-position infielders.

    I recently dropped Beckham for Marwin, who has done great so far (two days). I’m thinking it’s a roll of the dice between those two, plus maybe Pearce, Coghlan, Wong (not multi-positional), Valencia, and Hernán Pérez. But since I can only have one, does one stand out above the others? Do I stick with Marwin?

    Thanks, Grey.

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      @Enrique: I don’t think it matters, they’ll both cool off since this isn’t who they are. Though Beckham has more of the unknown/upside/mystique if you’re into that sort of thing.

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    It’s like Christmas morning every day when I open up Razz.
    H2H OBP HR league looking for OF help can u rank the following. Thanks

    The Dentist. Marwin. Peralta. Taylor

    • Cram It says:
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      @MrRoboto: They all do different things. Marwin right now, Peralta in the long run, Deshields if you need runs/SB?

  14. Tony_Sal says:
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    Keeper league, do I drop someone to get :
    – Kepler
    – S.Smith
    -Gardner
    -D.Santana
    -Michael Taylor

    C – Rupp
    1B – Myers
    2B – Cano
    3B – Bregman
    SS – Machado
    Lf – Polanco
    CF – McCutchen
    RF – Sano
    Util – Zimmerman
    Util -Margot
    Util – Zobrist
    Bench – Broxton

  15. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    TGIF Grey!!

    You starting Pineda in Wrigley today? Weather any factor today..thx!!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood:
      SON haws Pineda at 16.0 and the wind is blowing in at 20 mph from left field..Im throwing Pineda out there today.

  16. Knucks says:
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    Bash it like Beckham

  17. E says:
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    Was offered Trevor Story and Lorenzo Cain for my Charlie Blackmon – i have Addison Russell at short right now but Trevor Story is a last round keeper. h2h avg and obp league, what do you think? i don’t know if its enough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Hold

  18. get Segura and Desmond for Verlander, Morton, and Domingo H2H?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @[email protected]: is that deal already on the table or are you thinking of proposing it? If it’s on the table already and it’s up to you take it and don’t look back. If you are thinking of proposing it, you can try but I wouldn’t be surprised if you are turned down.

      • A2K says:
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        @Grey:

        “Sure”?

        or

        “Sure” (Yes, yes, yes)

  19. Kas says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    Your write-up on John Lackey was utterly priceless! ” I wish I could send this horse-toothed jackass to the glue factory. Lackey, your giant white chiclets you call teeth are pissing me off!” Hahahaha!

    Alright, let’s get down to business. With Piscotty likely headed to the DL, I need to scoop up another player. My options are Altherr, Broxton, Peralta, or Pillar. Which one would you go with? Thanks brotha!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kas: Broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Thanks! Agree w/ F

  20. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey FML sir!

    If Mat Gamel is here in Taiwan, I’ll track him down. Finding a dreidel will be pretty tough though!

    What do we do with Story? Is there some sort of prayer hexagon we can do to 1) get him back in the lineup; or 2) start hitting? Do you see him sitting more moving forward? I can’t imagine selling low on him. He was my 4th round pick.

    Further to JBJ posts above, I know he’s streaky and I don’t want to drop him, but would you rather have any of Broxton, Mazara, Perez? Or give him another couple weeks? Patience!

    Have a great weekend.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JakeTPE: I’d wait on JBJ

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: thanks JeF I’m thinking so too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Look harder! I’d start Story in Coors no matter the slump…. I’d go Mazara

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, let’s hope when Story gets home he gets right. Can always fall back on Coors. Cheers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

          • ctrengove says:
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            @Grey:

            Someone dropped Story in my 10-team league for nothing earlier this week. Knowing Rox had a 10 game home streak forthcoming, I grabbed Story so fast like Trump grabs… taco bowls.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  21. Murph says:
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    Morning your Grey-ness ,
    1. You starting Cain or Lynn or neither tonight?
    2. Which do you like ROS?
    Enjoy the weekend my man!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Murph: 1. Cain no, Lynn yes 2. Lynn

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Murph: Lynn and Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Matchups? 2. Lynn

  22. jude says:
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    Bench roster question, Grey. I currently house Odubel, who’s terribly dull in 2017. On the wire are: Kipnis, Marwin, Gallo, and Billy Hamilton. In my NA slot is Moncada.

    C- Schwarber, 1- Freeman, 2- Altuve, 3- Suarez, S-Seager, INF- Thames, O-Cruz, O-Myers, O-Conforto, U- Lemahieu, U- Kinsler, B- Rendon, B- Herrera, DL- Cespedes.

    Do I need to make a move? Thanks!

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, grey! My thoughts exactly. Always appreciate it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  23. Cram It says:
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    Now that I’ve calmed down, I’m giving Lackey one more chance (not in Coors of course. Sounds like a Mary Poppins song.) His K/rate is sweet, his ground ball rate is really high, his BB rate is where it usually is…it’s just his HR percentage is stupid high (unlucky?). I’m gonna hold out that that normalizes maybe.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: He’ll be fine, Wind was blowing out in his game against Milwaukee.

    • Packers says:
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      @Cram It: I’m thinking the same way. Bench for Coors but hold on reserves. You have a great weekend and may God bless you. I love it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I am too, but not in a 12 teamer or shallower

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: Yesterday was the last straw for me…he’s too ugly to keep on my roster if he isn’t performing.

  24. RobMac says:
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    I picked up Buxton the other day when it looked like he was seeing the ball better. Now Broxton is starting to hit, and he’s available.

    Which side right now? Buxton or Broxton?

    • Cram It says:
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      @RobMac: Whatever the answer, this question will probably still loom a week from now. Broxton. They’re like the same player.

    • Cram It says:
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      @RobMac: Sorry, feeling a little Fatalistic this morning. Broxton rocks!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: The answer is Broxton because he is on my NFBC team.

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Great Knoche: Ha. You were really championing him around draft time. You need him more than I do.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: May god have mercy on my soul.

  25. Cuthbert Allgood says:
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    Rate which of these three dumpster fires you would want to have on your roster ROS? My pitching sucks…
    -Guasman
    -Snell
    -Velasquez
    -Foltynewicz

      • Cuthbert Allgood says:
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        @Grey: I think Velasquez might be the next best option…agree?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  26. Luvdarooks says:
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    Freeman Adams Helleckson
    in a 5 x 5 OBP for
    Thames oh shimpf
    which side wins

  27. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    Duffy or Roark? Can’t believe I’m asking this…

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Papa Jean Seugra: Duffy. I saw an interview Winn Duffy yesterday where he said the pitching coach and him noticed something mechanical he was doing wrong with his slider. He says they think they fixed it and he is excited to go out there and get back to the results from last year. Worth waiting to see how that goes I think.

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Quimmy:

        Where did you see interview. I have Duffy on several teams and hopeful he will turn it around

      • Cram It says:
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        @Quimmy: Guys say shizz like this all the time. I don’t know how fixing his slider is going to add the 3 mph that he lost on his fastball from last season. That said, I’m holding him, because you can’t just drop him.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Cram It: And the radar guns are adding about 1mph from last season…so he may be down 4mph.

  28. Nico says:
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    Wow, so many injuries in that write-up. Luckily, only 1 got me… oh wait… it’s Trout…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: He sounds fine

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I’m hoping. On another note, looks like Trevor Story’s launch angle is the pits! You thinking he corrects this BS, or is he sell while you can?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoping he corrects it, what can you trade him for at his nadir?

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: I’m about to look into it. I think I could probably look at guys like Abreu, Bogaerts, but I’m not sure who I want. Probably looking at 2B/SS/OF or possibly SP.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Doesn’t sound awful

  29. John says:
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    Two trades needing your comment please in 12 teamer, redraft.

    My Heyward for his Kipnis?
    My Heyward and Schebler for Bellinger?
    Yes, I hate Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Kipnis side

    • LenFuego says:
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      @John: And Bellinger side … well worth the risk that he gets sent back down.

  30. Big Mike says:
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    Congressman,

    I just want to keep talking about Carrie Coon. But she’s not the entire reason this site exists. I have to hold tight on Rizzo, Odor, Polanco and Donaldson, even though I dropped out of first place yesterday. I’ve invested too much in them, so I have to win or lose with them. Right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Mike: I want to be her friend and lover

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Gotta try a different approach than Mac from It’s Always Sunny tho

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I enjoyed the “Oh, you have kids?” She’s so sweet!

          • nick the smooth dick says:
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            @Grey: She’s a peach

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Last night Cougs says, we should hang out with Carrie, and I’m like please make it happen

              • nick the smooth dick says:
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                @Grey: Oh geez, the wife approval hang that’s awesome. “Hey I’ve been looking into the Morman religion and some of the stuff seems really intriguing”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… I just saw she’s married to the dipshit from Homeland, who happens to have won a Pulitzer… I’ve done way too much research on this

                  • nick the smooth dick says:
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                    @Grey: Now all we need is his address and we can take care of that small hiccup in your future relationship. Better Call Mike style.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like how you’re talking

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: How is this season compared with 1 and 2?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not as good

        • nick the smooth dick says:
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          @peacecoast: 1 was great, 2 was the best, so far 3 is the season that forgot to get dressed…its picking up tho, could be amazeballs eventually.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Agree w/ Nick

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: You’ve been talking about her all week. I’m just now realizing she’s the sister in Gone Girl which is all I know of her. And she was totes adorbs in that, so I think I want to watch Leftovers just for her now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You gotta!….Though, 1st season is the weakest, I promise it gets better

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Will do.

  31. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Why am I holing Musgrove in a deep league? Stream-o-nator liked him yesterday. Tell me to dump him.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @John: @Robert Schroeder: SON says to stream him next week too BUT…

      His k/9 minus B/9 is under 4, his K/9 is the lowest of his career and his BB/9 is the highest of his career since Rookie ball. He’s getting less grounders and giving up more flies and his homer rates are higher. He just isn’t throwing the ball well.

      But you are in a deep league… so is there anyone better there or can you reliably stream that roster spot?

      • Robert Schroeder says:
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        @mcmi11ions: Andriese, Miranda, Hahn, Snell, Glasnow, H. Santiago. No1 I clearly like better.

  32. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Bell or Gurriel for Broxton

  33. Mike Bianchi says:
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    @Grey
    Thames and Brantley or Desmond and Polanco the rest of the way? Redraft points league (no K penalty)

    bonus: Pineda or Keuchel?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike Bianchi: I’m going Desmond side on the first and agree on Keuchel

  34. lwomack58 says:
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    Duffy for Kipnis?

  35. ryanoger says:
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    Happy Friday and loved the write up man!

  36. Jay says:
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    Loved the Buxton quote. I am still laughing. I forwarded comment to my brother who has him in our league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Thanks!

  37. HipHopPanda says:
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    Great write up sir.

    D.Duffy and D.Gordon for Dozier? What says you? Thanks!

  38. Bucktail30 says:
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    10 team Dynasty keep forever league with 15 minor league spots…

    Do I trade Starling Marte, Andrew Benintendi, Ian Happ, Kyle Tucker and my 1st round pick in next year’s draft for Manny Machado?

    My lineup
    C Sal Perez
    1B Rizzo
    2B Altuve
    3B Bryant
    SS Bogaerts
    OF Harper
    OF Betts
    OF Beni
    UTIL D Murphy
    UTIL Nelson Cruz
    ben Marte
    ben Carpenter

  39. knucks says:
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    Rather take a flyer on M. Taylor or Steve Pearce?

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Better question…

      Hernan Perez
      Neon Broxton
      Deshields
      Altherr
      Michael Taylor
      Steve Pearce

      Need to lose two of them (or pick 4), who do we shave?

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Good stuff Grey, I’ve Ctrl+ALT+DEL both.

        Though it sounds like your buy later this afternoon might have me wanting to find room for Taylor Ham. If not on my team, at least when I wake up hungover this weekend.

        Have a good weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I want Taylor Ham in my mouth

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Dirrty…

            Agree with Grey

  40. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Token catcher question, Rupp or Mesoraco worth adding to break up my Bandy/Pina suaree?

    Michael Taylor over Cain and/or Margot?

    Can’t wait for the buy column!!! Thanks.

  41. Bob says:
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    KBroxton or CGomez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Broxton

  42. Ace of Spades says:
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    Joc Pederson comes off the DL today and I need to drop one of these 4 to activate him. ( OBP is the 6th hitting stat )

    Buxton, Schebler, Pillar, Peralta….Which one goes back to free agency?

    Thanks in advance for insight.

  43. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Seriously though, Nova. You can’t walk Votto with 2 outs and a runner in scoring position?? You stubborn bastard! I love you, though.

  44. chris says:
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    ten team h2h points keeper would you drop Travis Shaw for Marwin gonzalez? hoping Marwin gets ss or 2b elig too…

  45. MrC22 says:
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    Elvis Andrus or Marwin for SS rest of the season? 5×5 h2h league, I don’t really need steals

    • Cram It says:
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      @MrC22: Marwin is just a hot schmotato. So no on the ROS part.

  46. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I could use one of these multi-position guys. Who do you like best ROS – Marwin, Beckham or Hernan?

  47. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you start Hendricks at home vs NYY

  48. Swaz says:
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    Bregman or Donaldson ROS H2H points?

  49. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Drury for Marwin Gonzalez as a bench/super UTIL?

  50. Lt says:
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    Grey,
    Which guys on waivers in my league will hit the most HR and who will have the most steals? Thanks man, I know I can count on you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Ha

  51. A TreaTur Among Us says:
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    14-Team H2H OBP League:

    C – d’Arnaud
    1B – Cabrera
    2B – Turner
    SS – Correa
    3B – Rendon
    OF – KDavis, Jackie B, Kepler
    Util – Zimmerman, Healy
    BE – HPerez, Broxton
    DL – JD Martinez

    SP – Stras, McCullers, Roark, Snell, Wheeler, Ryu, Eflin
    RP – Colome, Ramos, Kelley

    My SPs are extremely top heavy, which hitters would you try to move for pitching depth? Only allowed 3 transactions per week so really hard to stream.

  52. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto 10 team. M. Gonzalez was dropped in my league where I have #1 waiver, use it on him? My 3b are Shaw and Perez( getting those Milwaukee RBIs). Would drop shoemaker or Miley.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: Wouldn’t use #1 on him.

      • Chisoxx_22 says:
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        @Cram It: thought so, thanks man!

  53. Alan says:
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    Who gets the better of a Degrom for Thames trade? And is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alan: Thames, fair

  54. Packers says:
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    is there any help on the site to help me with survival baseball? Need to pick a team to win half of it’s games each week. I would need 4 wins if they play 7 games, and 3 wins if they play 5 or 6 games. I’ve looked at the weekly pitcher planner for those match ups. Thanks.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Packers: Just take whoever is playing the Royals or Blue Jays.

  55. Chris says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP

    I give Brantley and Strasburg, get Springer

    Any good? I can probably get him to add Severino if that makes deal more palpable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Add Severino if you can

  56. lwomack58 says:
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    Choose for 1st base-Gurriel, Moreland, Hoilday, Belt, Alonso, Valenica. Which do you prefer and why?

  57. Matt says:
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    Stream-o-nator says is kind of OK to start Hendricks this afternoon against the Yankees. Would you do it?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Matt: Yup.

  58. Tony C says:
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    For short term add, 2/3 weeks, Heyward, Dickerson, M. Taylor, Reyes, Altherr or Gallo or stick with Javy Baez in my utility position?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tony C: Depends on your team makeup, what you need, because these guys do different things.

  59. hondo says:
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    So I go to check out Hittertrons next week stats for somebody to possibly replace Puig and the 4th ranked guy for the week is some guy named Puig.

    I’d missed he has 4 @Coors next week.

    HT should get some kind of humanitarian award for saving his under achieving,overpaid azz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hondo: I will say the last time Puig was hot (1st week of season) he was in Coors

  60. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Please rank these pitchers ROS in 5×5 H2H:
    Shoemaker
    Gausman
    Derek Holland
    Daniel Norris

    Thanks!

  61. Jim says:
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    Pitch Pineda vs Cubs this afternoon?

  62. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I may have missed your writeup on him earlier in the week, but how about JC Ramirez and his 10+ K rate and sub-3 BB rate (good for a low 3 fip and xfip)? He’s got detroit next week, but after that he’s got v. White Sox, @Rays, @MIA, v. MIN…

  63. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Should I lose Piscotty for Chris Carter, seem crazy? (bench bat)

  64. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Do some of you guys ever watch any baseball or check box-scores or go to sites where they have career numbers for players. Do you know the diff between a cold stud and a hot schmato OR do you just rely on Grey and JeF and Cram…I mean seriously…WTF!

    Believe me fantasy baseball is way more fun when you figure out how to manage YOUR own team, YOUR own SELF!!

    FUCK!! I am in a CRAM mood today! GRRRRRRRRRRRR

    • Cram It says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Atta boy! That’s what I want to say every day. But there’s a small amount of satisfaction helping the helpless while simultaneously feeling smarter than everyone.

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Don’t give these guys the satisfaction of an uppercase H. Even “ha” would be generous.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HaHaHa

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          <40 point font> HA

          • nick the smooth dick says:
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            @Grey: ah

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ahaha

    • knucks says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Trying to find the Like button for this post by MP

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @knucks:
        Thanks man, another guy that gets it!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Wouldn’t Razzball be kind of useless without the comments and questions?

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: And where would he cut and paste his rotoworld injury updates an hour after we all know? We neeeed this.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Maybe to your wallet ;) Who doesn’t love the posts and talking baseball?…oh right, the people who don’t read them and just come here to ask the same inconsequential questions every day.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Cram It:
          Thank you, THAT is what I was talking about!

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Cram It: I don’t get paid per comment, haha!

          I just remember being a little more green, and a little less knowledgeable. Sorry for intruding on your ego stroke.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Ha. Fire your agent! I’ll be your agent.

            I get that. The head scratching is more directed at the commenters who have been following and for years asking the same questions everyday. I want to understand the inability to learn anything. Two words: Catcher question…

            I’m offended by nothing, Ralph. Love ya! Now will you trade me Judge for Duffy?

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @Cram It: Don’t I have that bag of Duff and Puff too? Some of these questions are silly no doubt.

              Yeah, it’s fine every so often I go commenter white knight!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: this is a weird gay love fest you need to stay away from. You do you Ralph and let them slobber up the stretch hole together

            • Cram It says:
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              @J-FOH: No, Ralph needs to be a part of the orgy.

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Cram It: Only if there’s a solid spread after. I can get a little tuckered out.

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: Oh there’s spread…before, during and after. Hey-o!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Cram It: he’s already in my super secret cuddle orgy. Get your own Ralph, this one is mine

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!!

  65. Project Merkin says:
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    Sweet Baby Greys, tighten your Merkin for this one. (kidding, it’s going to be an easy one)

    5×5 Roto, my offense is killin it, but I need my pitching ratios to even out.

    I just picked up Beckham for my MI spot, as per your Beckham fantasy.

    Should I pick up Mike Montgomery, just plant him in my rotation, and drop the Notorious DIDI? Or would you start Didi over Beckham and just forget the whole thing?

    Thanks!
    Merkin

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Kewl. Do you like Montgomery as a middle reliever? Not a holds league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  66. Not your average Joe says:
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    What’s our patience with Polanco and C.Santana? Or Kelley? I ask because my league has Reynolds, Yonder, Pillar, DeShizzle, and Hernan all available, as well as a Glover handcuff. Plus Montgomery and Chen as streamers for tomorrow.

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Benintendi, Yasmany, Duvall; Util – Polanco; Bench – C.Santana

    SP – Tanaka, Maeda, Duffy, Hamels, Eickhoff, Severino, Odorizzi, Folty
    RP – Holland, K-Rod, Bush, Kelley
    DL – Hamels

  67. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have a guy who is offering me Andrew Miller and Cody Allen. He wants Archie Bradley and a 1B. My 1st basmen are Votto, Bellinger, Bell, Bird, M. Gonzalez, Bellinger, Pujols. Who should I offer along with Bradley for them?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Why do you have 6 1B? Don’t answer that. Start with NOT Votto, Bellinger or Pujols and take it from there.

  68. Citizen5 says:
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    Is it time to lose Reynolds for Marwin?

    Inf: Goldy, Odor, Correa and Rendon
    OF: Desmond, Benintendi, Polanco
    DH: Conforto
    BN: Franco, Miller, Reynolds

    Thanks,

    • Cram It says:
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      @Citizen5: Sure, it’s your 3rd bench bat, who cares?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Cram It: I mean, it’s neither here nor there, not who cares.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Cram It: Good Boy Cram…Here’s a treat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Citizen5: I’d hold Reynolds for weekend in Coors

  69. John Lott says:
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    Hernan Perez, Baez, and Marwin all available on wire.

    Drop any of Peraza, Moreland, Deshields, Peralta to pick them up?

      • John Lott says:
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        @Grey:

        Follow up Q!

        Donaldson to return from DL Monday according to a raven sent from Casterly Rock.

        Do I drop Moustakas who’s been holding down the 3B fort since the injury, or one of the guys listed above?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA…DeShields

          • John Lott says:
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            @Grey: Thank you m’lord

  70. luvpho says:
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    Hi Grey,

    What side wins in a 14 team h2h redraft?

    Kluber vs Bundy and Lynn

    • Cram It says:
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      @luvpho: Kluber

      • luvpho says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks to you both!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  71. peacecoast says:
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    hi G,

    Welington on DL, 2 catcher league so only trash available. Do I have your permission to just leave him in my lineup rather than replace with trash? Altho Austin Hedges seems available.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: hmm someone just dropped Mesoraco, he gets more PT than Hedges right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  72. Mike says:
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    Could you rank Calhoun, Heyward, Domingo Santana

    Thanks!

      • Jeff says:
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        @Grey: I DID IT!

        thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. Cram It says:
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    Happy Marwin Gonzalez: I don’t know the difference between a schmotato and an everyday player Day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Don’t you have him in our RCL? I was hesitant about saying Marwin over Drury

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I do. I just picked him up for a batty call yesterday and…slam and legs! He’s now competing in a 3-way tryout with Harrison and Beckham.

        Yeah it wasn’t a hard no, but I think Drury wins just on PT alone. Then again, he was a bench bat there so who gives a S.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, your no didn’t seem ‘not hard’ but I agree, Marwin’s just hot right now

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Haha. It was a little aggressive. All the Marwin questions just boiled up by then. I should’ve passed it over.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  74. Jeff says:
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    Polanco and Salazar for Khris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, it’s fairish

  75. peacecoast says:
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    stashed tyson ross early, looks like he is coming back soon

    how do you feel about him? I fear I won’t have room for him

    was shocked that the Nats sent his brother down after so few starts, wtf.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tyson hasn’t been decent in years, risky gamble

  76. Reece King says:
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    Beckham, Valencia or Gurriel for utliity role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Debate?! Haha

  77. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league that includes OBP and SLG: Taylor Motter or Michael Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      M. Taylor

  78. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Who wins in a thumb war Judge or Stanton? I’ll hang up and listen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo

  79. lwomack58 says:
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    Cahill a good pickup for start at LAD on Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  80. Drop Gyorko for Marwin or Broxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  81. lwomack58 says:
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    What are the chance of Dusty naming Glover closer upon his return this weekend or is shared duty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Sooo you’re saying there’s a chance…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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            @Grey: Naming him as closer, no chance. Using him as a closer in a game. Good chance. Big Dusty Difference®!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, ha!

  82. lwomack58 says:
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    Drury or Broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you wait out the weekend with Drury in Colo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  83. lwomack58 says:
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    You seem high on Moreland is it the park factor more than anything else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good team, park

  84. The Boy says:
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    Drop Peralta for Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a no

  85. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Beckham or Brad Miller ROS? Seems like Beckham is powering up like Miller did in 2016….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  86. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Please rank:
    Corbin, Estrada, Cahill

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill, Estrada

  87. jonnybench says:
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    Folty vs Cards sans Piscotty and the table setter Fowler….. I swear if this goes bad, i quit haha,.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  88. Matt says:
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    Grey, in a 12 team 5×5 h2h league I’ve been offered his Donaldson and Graveman for my Segura and Bundy. Would you take it? Team is below:

    C – wieters
    1b – freeman
    2b – schoop
    3b – longoria
    Ss – Russell
    Of – trout
    Of – Giancarlo
    Of – benintendi
    Util – segura
    Util – Shaw
    Bn – piscottty, peraza
    Sp – carrasco, verlander, Maeda, bundy, ray, (streamer)
    Rp – Robertson, holland, familia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  89. dustyfingers says:
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    4 DL’d players and two DL spots. With Piscotty likely headed to the DL, drop for Mazara? Piscotty has already been frustrating when healthy.

  90. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Head to Head OBP OPS league with QS and W, which side do you like?

    My Chris Davis (UTL, better options and/or schmotatos on the wire) and Giles,

    For his Strasburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! He threw in Rodney (i’ll drop him as soon as a closer change happens, or maybe even before then hahah)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  91. lwomack58 says:
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    add Broxton-drop Calhoun or Peralta for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

    • Cram It says:
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      @lwomack58: You could single handedly keep this site profitable. Go you.

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Cram It:

        I take it I’m asking to many questions

        • Cram It says:
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          @lwomack58: No such thing. It’s just interesting to me.

  92. Matt says:
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    There’s a manager interested in my Polanco.

    He offers either Verlander or Salazar. Should I accept the deal? Which SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander is decent

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey:

        What other pitchers could I target for Polanco or should I just hold him until he starts being decent?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Verlander?

  93. T says:
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    Trade inciarte for ozuna? 5 by 5 with qs, 2nd to last in homers first in steals and 8th in average. Also really trying to deal Hamilton because average is killing me and I have a 13 steals more than anyone else. What could I expect to get for him? 10 team, competitive league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  94. Fausto says:
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    had question .. BRB… googling Carrie Coon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Carrie Coon. Meh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How dare you!

  95. dustyfingers says:
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    4 players on the DL. Two DL spots. Drop Piscotty for Mazara?

  96. Another Dan says:
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    Great Stuff Grey !!

    Thoughts on Wil Myers ? worth giving up Abreu and a pitcher for him in a 12 team H2H dynasty league ? Ray or Salazar too much ? Offer Ray first ? Could use the spot to stream (6 adds per week limit).

    Happy Weekend !! (It has already started this side of the pond !!)

    Another Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray and Abreu sounds fair –you too!

      • Another Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. Jayson says:
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    Is E5 done or is a rebound coming ROS? Should I look to move him if he gets on a hit streak? K% is crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should rebound at some point

  98. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    I know the column hasn’t come out yet, but who are you buying low on all of these:

    Story, Polanco, Cargo

    Was thinking of offering Nova as my initial offer…Your thoughts?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova any of these guys works for me, I’d buy low on Story

  99. Greg Francis says:
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    Who would you rather own Marwin Gonzalez or Yuli Gurriel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin, toss up

  100. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Is it Moncada time soon? I’m in a keeper league, but we have short benches.

    I’d rather hold him for a few extra weeks rather than miss out. Grab him now or wait a few weeks?

    Thanks amigo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be up in June

  101. Smell The Glove says:
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    Who is the better DL stash, Rodon or J. Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  102. jonnybench says:
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    I know its tough ranking injured players…but I have Wilson Ramos and Tom Murphy on my DL…. who will be the better player when activated? I currently have Hedges but I feel Murphy will be solid in Colorado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  103. daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    I am in need of SB’s
    Who would you pick up
    Raja Davis
    Wong
    Taylor

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  104. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    someone dropped taillion is he worth a wavier claim in 10 team leagues? The starting pitcher article has him ranked pretty high, do you dig him going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah grab him

  105. Daniel Balentine says:
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    I have A Sanchez, A Nola, and I Kennedy now all DL-eligible. Only 2 DL spots. I can drop one of them right? Or should I push through and hold all three? I’m sitting below .500 (8th place) in a 12 team H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Ian

  106. Micah Vansciver says:
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    Would you trade Daniel Murphy for Carlos Martinez in a dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure it’s fair

  107. Wombat says:
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    Do you see better days ahead for Healy? Only been using him as a util and could use the streaming spot, but he would be the only interesting 3B on the wire.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey we just got married

      • Wombat says:
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        @Grey: Congratulations!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks (for what?)!

  108. ToneDEAF! says:
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    Do I keep rostering Taijuan Walker ? Or use his spot as a streamer? H2H points league. ER, BB’s, Hits against are negative points.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  109. IV says:
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    12 6×6 with OPS and QS.

    I know it’s a catcher question, but which would you rather hold on your DL? W Ramos or T Murphy, have to drop one.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  110. Stevie says:
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    Offered Benintendi and Taijuan for Springer. Thoughts? I don’t really like these two-for-ones because I then still need to drop somebody, but it would probably be an expendable pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

  111. Ron Swanson says:
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    Grey, in a league for a lot of money … what are your thoughts on this. I’d appreciate your analysis:

    Id give up Springer and Odor for Blackmon and Carlos Santana … keep in mind I have pedroia at 2b if I lose odor. Thoughts? Thanks for your help. It ever goes unappreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  112. Cram It says:
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    Would you take Seager and Story for Arenado? I mean you, from me, in ‘Perts league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Kyle

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kyle and Story for Arenado? Hmm… I kinda like that, you’re done with Story huh?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I wouldn’t say done. I have a lot of shares of him and I don’t usually draft top guys across multiple teams. Looking to diversify/shake things up. I’ll throw it up over the weekend if I don’t hear from ya.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tough call, leaning maybe, but close to no

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              ROS player rater:

              Seager – $12.3
              Story – $14.9

              Vs.

              Arenado – $34.1
              Replacement $1

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: You’re so mathy. What does your gut tell you? Haha. Story hits 5 bombs over the weekend and this conversation will be moot.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I looked at Seager and didn’t realize how awful he’s been, wow… Story hits zero HRs this weekend and next week he gets sent down, then oopsie

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, he and Trumbo are killing me in the power department.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I was shocked by Seager’s #’s tho, I realized Trumbo was struggling, but wow

  113. jonnybench says:
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    I need a reliever to own to bring down my ERA and WHIP

    Justin Wilson
    Joe Biagini
    Mike Montgomery
    Felipe Rivero
    Jose Leclerc
    Brad Brach
    Anthony Swarzak
    Derek Law
    Mychal Givens

    Just a few names i’ve noticed on the wire. wanted Baraclough but hes taken.. I suck with relievers. thanks for the help.. or anyone else you’d suggest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson

  114. Sdub88 says:
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    drop Margot or Brach for Marwin or Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brach, Harrison

  115. Alan says:
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    Rest of season-Michael Taylor or Denard Span??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

    • Alan says:
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      @Alan: So then trading Degrom/Span to get Thames/ Michael Taylor a no brainer?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds decent

  116. dustyfingers says:
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    Two DL spots and 4 players already on the DL. Drop Piscotty for Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • dustyfingers says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Done

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • dustyfingers says:
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      @dustyfingers: Doubling up on qustions here. Trada Bundy for Samardzija? Health concerns and velocity is down for Bundy.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds like a decent gamble

  117. Jake DuBois says:
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    H2H Points League (strikeouts don’t matter).

    Bautista for Motter and Rich Hill

    Which side do you like? We’re pretty much talking bench players for me.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

  118. Nightpandas says:
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    Kinsler/Piscotty replacement:

    Beckham
    Drury
    Wong
    Neil Walker

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  119. Anodyne says:
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    Would you rather own Kendrys Morales or Justin Smoak in dynasty formats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales, prolly toss up

  120. Nico says:
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    I was thinking about shipping off my Archer for his Seager. I’m not trusting Archer right now… K’s down, walks up a touch. Seager’s periphs look pretty dang good! Walks are up, and he’s hitting the ball harder more often. I’m not sure if I could pull it off, but the guy needs pitching… 10 team yahoo! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager?

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: haha you know, I saw your comment above, and I still walked into the trap… I was very anti-Seager before the draft, but I’m starting believe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seager who?

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: Oh thought I put Corey. My B.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s saying Kyle

              • Nico says:
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                @Grey: I’m all over the place… Can we start over? Archer for C Seager?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Seager side

                  • Nico says:
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                    @Grey: You da man. Have a good wknd!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No, you!

                    • Nico says:
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                      BTW, just picked up Samardzija and couldn’t be happier. This happens every year!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, just wait

  121. Filkarri says:
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    Great write up as usual, Grey. What are you thoughts on Cahill? Looks like he’s using that curve to great effect and missing a lot of bats with it. O-Swing and swinging strikes are way up. You think this is for real, or should we stay away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll go over him in Buy column

      • Filkarri says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, I look forward too it. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You!

  122. Jack says:
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    1. Drury or Harrison?
    2. Schwatber was just dropped in my 12-team league. Drop Harrison for him?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison… 2. Sure

  123. Canes96 says:
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    Grey – My all Razzball dynasty team is suffering .. Broxton, Buxton, Franco, Anderson, et al. 12 team and I started from scratch. Cutting Joe Ross ..what are your thoughts on Eduardo Rodriguez or should I go for DeShilelds or Marwin (got Napoli at 1st) ..fallback would be JC Ramirez – My fate is in your hands! Never been in a baseball FAAB league till now. any tips? Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, cut Ross and add Ed-Rod

      • Canes96 says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, thank you!

  124. fredtbn1gs says:
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    A guy in my 12-team league is fishing for a trade for my Samardzija and Lackey. I have no idea what’s fair/good return on that.

    He offered Kinsler and Eickhoff, but I’m not super keen on either of them. Could try for his C Hernandez or H Perez along with someone else. My SP has been a little rough so I’m not sure I’m going to do a trade anyway, but curious what I might expect to fairly get back.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, but I wouldn’t…

      • fredtbn1gs says:
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        @Grey: Samardzija/Lackey for Kinsler/Eickhoff sounds fair but meh? If so I agree…
        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fair, but meh

  125. Ron Swanson says:
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    Kind Sir, Would you deal Trumbo, Odor, and Kelvin Hererra for Pollack, Porcello and Aldemys Diaz?

    Assume saves aren’t an issue for me if I lose hererra. Appreciate your advice, I probably owe you a few thousand for the leagues you’ve helped me conquer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  126. Harry says:
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    12 tm H2H would you add Broxton to drop either Cain / Bellinger (limited moves) or hold off

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  127. David Niven says:
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    Start Greinke tonight? Need K’s and ERA, lovely combo.

    Thanks brother, have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you too!

  128. Jon says:
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    Would you add any of Baez, Puig, Marwin Gonzalez, Tim Beckham, JC Ramirez, Folty, Alex Wood, Wainwright, Moore, Eickhoff, Velasquez, or Hahn over Dahl, Rodon, Hill, Nola, or Bedrosian?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez, Velasquez, Marwin — Lose Rodon, Hill, Nola

  129. William Hung says:
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    What comes first, the next full moon or Rizzo getting a hit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moon

  130. Mike says:
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    Trade Carrasco to get Myers? Have decent pitching behind, need offense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*************

  132. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*************

  133. J-Dawg says:
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    Of course I had Marwin on my bench this week. We start 2 at every IF spot, so I had W. Myers and G. Bird. Bird sucked, so I thought I’d take a shot with Vogelbach to replace Bird. Of course Vogelbach gets demoted the day after weekly roster lock. So next week I’ll be putting Marwin in my second 1B spot, and of course he will then proceed to go O-for-the rest of the season and you can all blame me.

  134. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*************

  135. MW says:
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    Great name for a jam band:
    Dusty Baker’s Stringy Mango

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