Yesterday, Shawn Tolleson went zero innings and gave up five earned for the blown save.  Why is there blood dripping down the back of my leg?  OH GOD, TOLLESON, WHAT HAVE YAO REEKED?!  Yao is totally a medieval word for you, by the way.  Yao Ming was medieval for “You mean?”  Rather popular question in the olden days.  Any hoo!  Jesus, Tolleson, I wish I owned Jesus Tolleson, the Dominican League 2nd baseman from the Punta Cana Putas, instead of you.  That was egregious, my man.  At least buy me dinner before touching up my nethers with an iron maiden.   Someone tase me so I forget about it.  I immediately grabbed Sam Dyson and Keone Kela, wherever I could.  It’s not completely clear who would be next, but Dyson has been used as the 8th inning setup man recently, so he’d be my first choice.  If Tolleson looks wonky in one more game, he might no longer be the closer.  Or as Elvis Costello would say, “Tolleson, I know the M’s are killing you, but my aim for SAGNOF is true.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Prince Fielder – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  The ironically named DH homered off Wade and the ball went a Miley.

Nori Aoki – Sat out with a sore shin.  Shinning!

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and two more homers (3, 4).  Barry Bonds just got a hitting coach job with the Marlins to fix everything wrong with OZUNA and now him and his family have to travel around the country and watch Cano in case he breaks his single season record.  I mean, he is on pace for 220 homers.  What, premature extrapolation?

Leonys Martin – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Would’ve been a nice batty call.  Right, Hitter-Tron?  Hitter-Tron what are you doing to that chocolate fountain that has no chocolate in it?  Ew.

Andrew Heaney – To the DL with a left flexor muscle strain.  Heaney, meeny, miney, doh!

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd home run as he hit leadoff.  Don’t think that he continues to hit leadoff once Blackmon returns.  #Blackmonmatters

Trevor Story – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  The Trevorending Story!  Ahh-aa-ahh! Ahh-aa-ahh! Ahh-aa-ahhhhhh!  The Trevorending Story is filled with homers and luckdragons and why is this movie so depressing?  It’s supposed to be for kids.

Jake McGee – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save.  He was touched up by Ahmed — where’s Trump to get rid of the Muslimy sounding people? — but otherwise McGee looked relatively fine.

Nick Ahmed – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st home run.  Has two hits in three straight games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks and allowed three homers.  Um, yay?  Okay, I’d be lying if I said this start filled me with lots of confidence, but it’s one start, it’s April, yadda3.  We need to let the boys breathe.

Jean Segura – 2-for-5 and his 1st steal.  Why don’t I have him anywhere?  Oh, I know, because he screwed me for the last two years.

Marco Gonzales – For his elbow injury, he will visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Nike Air Huaraches.  Man, they were cool sneakers that look hideous in retrospect.

Jeremy Hazelbaker – 1-for-3 and his 1st career home run.  Didn’t I see an HBO movie about this guy?  The Jeremy Hazelbaker Story?  Is that him?  I thought he was the “Jazz Cleopatra.”  I’m so confused.  Can we just play Grichuk again?

Mike Leake – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Between Leake, Wei-Yin, Corbin and Smyly, I’d rather not have anymore ‘safe starters’ going on my team.  I need more ‘risky starters’ like Nicasio, Aaron Sanchez and Finnegan.

Juan Nicasio – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks as he made good on his Spring Training promise.  It wasn’t just that he pitched well in the preseason, but he was also leaving Coors and being coached by Ray Searage.  The narrative just made sense.  We should have a glossary term for a guy like this.  Please suggest in the comments.

Jarrod DysonRoyals beat writer said Dyson looked “pretty healthy” during workouts yesterday.  Is he pretty?  Or is he healthy?  Make up your mind!

Denard Span – Out yesterday with the flu.  Did Bumgarner get him sick?  How does a Bum pass germs?  Sneeze or fart?  Did he walk past Denard singing, “My bum is on your lips!  My bum is on your lips?”  I got questions, y’all!

Matt Duffy – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Damn, I wish I had some of that Duff stuff.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Ah, it had been too long since I was tied to the WHIPping post.  Apparently over the offseason, I forget that the fantasy baseball equivalent to the cartoon expletive of shouting #[email protected]&%*! is Samardzija!

Taylor Jungmann – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K.  The guy that brought the K placards to the game had a ton of free time.

Chris Carter – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  I took some crap from some ‘perts for drafting Chris Carter for $15 on my Tout Wars team.  I think if people understood that Tout is OBP and what Carter can do in an NL-Only league, they’d find it hilarious that anyone is second guessing my Carter pick.  Let’s see, 30+ HRs and an OBP that was equal to Pujols’s last year?  Yeah, I’m okay with it.

Jose Fernandez – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks.  He drops in a backdoor curve on righties that is not only unhittable, and it is, it makes the viewer at home say, “Damn.”  By the way, Fernandez pitched to one too many batters yesterday because Don Mattingly is a non-mustachioed buffoon.  That’s why there’s five earned.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Salty’s return to Miami was magicchia.

Victor Martinez – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games as a pinch hitter.  “Stop stealing my identity!”  That’s Rusty Staub.

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 6 ER with the conshellation prize.  How is it possible that I have all kinds of pitchers giving up runs but none of my teams are putting up offense?  I will now jump out of my one-story-up window.

Carlos Correa – 4-for-5 and his 2nd and 3rd homers.  At no point all preseason did I have an opportunity to draft Correa.  For that, I slowly reel up my middle finger.

George Springer – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs as he hit a two-out grand slam, his 1st homer.  That’s great, fantastic, adjective, except it was against Pineda, who I own.  Barkeep, another Mekong please.  Yes, of course, you can keep the change.  I came all the way from starting Wei-Yin yesterday.  Now my banged up staff is pouring runs, and I’m going blind again.

Collin McHugh – 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  The last time I saw a feast in NYC like that on Houston was at Katz’s deli.

Brett GardnerYankees scored 16 runs and Gardner went 0-for-2 with 2 runs.  Ticker Tease!

Starlin Castro – 4-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 1st homer.  If he went 0-for-25 five games a week and did what he did yesterday one day a week, you’d be happy.  See, I know you.

Mark Teixeira – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Anyone ever think at some point Teixeira’s going to pull off his face and reveal Rafael Palmeiro?  No?  Hmm, maybe it’s just me.

Carlos Carrasco – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Last year, he had problems giving up runs in the first inning.  Yesterday, he gave up runs in the 2nd inning.  I’m drafting Carrasco first overall in eight years.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Oye como yay!

Clay Buchholz – 4 IP, 5 ER.  Clay told reporters that he was frustrated he wasted 4 of his 100 healthy innings in 2016 on such a weak start.

David Ortiz – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  I’m not joking when I say I think Ortiz could hit 30 homers at the age of 50.  Yes, technically, he’s prolly 50 years old now, but I mean 50 years old according to his birth certificate.

Brock Holt – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  In related news, Rusney talked to Sandoval about Obama’s recent trip to Cuba and what it could mean for baseball.

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-4 and the slam (1) and legs (1).  Hanley’s yet another guy I’m not surprised to see starting hot.  Give him to June and he’ll be complaining of a hammy and reaching for a throw in the first base line when Prince Fielder runs him over.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Don’t let his high crime rate last name fool you, Nola’s safe with his excellent command.

Dalier Hinojosa – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  I call this song, “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Worse,” being performed by Dalier Hinojosa and David Hernandez (1 IP, 0 ER in the 8th).  I’m guessing the Phils go back to Hernandez, or maybe one of the other five relievers they supposedly have.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  This is funny (not funny).  Franco saw seven total pitches all game; Nola saw eight in only two at-bats.  Bleh, working the count is for the Marlins and their new batting coach!

Brandon Finnegan – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Stream-o-Nator liked this start by Finnegan, but is far from impressed with his next matchup.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st home run.  Suarez could be a decent MI this year, but I bet every time you pick him up, you will want to switch him for someone else.

Andrew Cashner – 4 IP, 5 ER and he was pitchslapped by Kenta Maeda (6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks).  Thank you, Maeda.  I own Cashner in one league and he’s so frustrating I was actually happy he was pitchslapped.  Teach him a lesson!  Damn, I sound like Jose Reyes.

Yasiel Puig – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Signs that it’s early, Puig’s homer ties Kenta Maeda for team lead in homers.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4 and his 1st home run in the Orioles 2nd game.  Whew, was starting to worry about him!

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks vs. Carlos Rodon 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  This matchup was billed as the glass is half empty vs. the glass is half full.  Last night, the glass is half empty won which proved its glass is half full, and the glass is half full is actually half empty.

Adonis Garcia – 3-for-4, after hitting a home run in the 1st game.  I don’t buy Adonis all that much even with his adorableness, but, if nothing else, he’s a hot schmotato.

Ben Revere – Hit the DL with a tweaked rib cage.  “I wish I was twerking in a baby back rib cage.”  That’s nice Billy Butler, but not now.  With Revere out for at least a few weeks, I’d grab Michael Taylor (0-for-4) for some upside and the chance he could Wally Pipp Revere.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Braves.  Well, I wanted more, but after last year with Stressbird, we’ll take the baby steps, Bob.

Steven Souza – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homers.  He’s owned in too many leagues to be a hot schmotato, but he’s definitely a guy I like, and wish I owned.  So, for now, Souza’s virtues have been *pinkie to mouth* trumpeted!

Matt Moore – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He hopes to get back to his Spring Training form in his next start, and not look like his previous 400+ major league innings.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd home run.  He came out of the game early with a calf strain, but John Gibbons said it’s not considered serious, adding, “Only if he were a cow vagina, then a calf strain is bad.  Speaking of cow vaginas, how about that new slide rule?”

 
  1. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man, my team has had a nice start thanks to razzball. Would you drop fowler for souza, taylor or just hold? I’m also starting stephenson tomorrow and severino the next day because my opponent in my league has been getting lit up with guys like chen and mchugh. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  2. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I don’t think you do know me. I’m never happy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: I knew you’d say that!

  3. For an Armenianless vacation come to Akron says:
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    he didn’t just leave coors, he was somewhat terrible (and good for a while) last year as LAD’s LR guy.

  4. Punk says:
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    Suggestions for Nicasio term: “Rocky Mountain Buy” , “Rocky Mountain Bye” , or “Rockies Out Then Buy” – gotta respect John Denver.

    Thanks for the write up – always a good read.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Punk: It’s okay, I think we can do better

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        I’m confused. Did you just want a term for Nicasio or the Searage reclamation projects in general. If it’s the latter, I was thinking ‘The Brown Badge of Searage.’ But none of the readers likely have read the book reference there so it may be too dated if so.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Ipso Drafto better

  5. For an Armenianless vacation come to Akron says:
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    oh yeah, and drop hino for which of kela/dyson/romo (have casilla)/farq? i probably should wait, down to last add of the week here.

  6. newbvick says:
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    Rayincarnated for pitchers leaving bad pitching situation. Start Eovladi v. HOU today in a deep league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @newbvick: It’s okay, I think we can do better… I’d start him

  7. Longbeachyo says:
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    HERE’S TO LIFE!
    Great song, good band, best album ever!

    • knucks says:
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      @Longbeachyo: is this a SM/BOTAR reference or am I just forcing some teenage ska nostalgia here?

  8. muskysmell says:
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    Here are my 2 contributions:

    – Searagate father:
    like when one is under the care of a surrogate father. “”Nicasio needs a Searagate father!”

    – Rayclamation Project:
    “dude sounds like a perfect Rayclamation Project”

    • Pager24 says:
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      @muskysmell: nice! i like Rayclamation

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @muskysmell: Searagate father is awesome. Only thing is it describes the mentor more than the mentee. Still great though!

      • Muskysmell says:
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        @JakeTPE:

        How about:
        “This Rockies pitcher looks like a perfect Rayclamation Project for the Searagate father!”

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Muskysmell: I like it! This can go off in so many wonderful directions… like Nicasio has daddy issues!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @muskysmell: Tampa is the Rays which makes a little confusing to me… Searagate father’s not bad, but I was hoping for something more general

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Nosuckio?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I think we have better

  9. Czernobog says:
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    Nicasio is a Coorscapee? Or a Coorsfugee? Or a previously shitty pitcher who has finally seen a Ray of Searshine?

  10. Big league choo says:
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    10 team H2H

    Franco/Liriano or machado/ventura

  11. Fister Furbush says:
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    Smile High Club: The owner of Player A smiles when that player has left the Rockies organization to play for another team which gives him a less likely hood of being just another Road Scholar.

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Fister Furbush: Sounds more like a situation when your guy gets traded TO Rockies.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @L-Boogie: Hitter, that is.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fister Furbush: This makes me think of getting a handy in your seat as opposed to sex in the bathroom.

  12. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Schlong Tosser – a pitcher who, upon leaving adverse conditions to find the right environment, becomes a grower, not a shower.

  13. Grey. I just yesterday I couldn’t decide who to pick up. Michael Saunders or Michael Taylor. I wanted Taylor but was leaning Saunders because of home park and Lineup plus consistent ABs. Now Taylor is slated to bat leadoff for the Nats. I have a feeling if this guy has a good few weeks he could parlay into a huge role now Revere is sidelined. And Werth well anymore he is Worthless. So I grabbed Taylor. Damn that was a long way to go for this simple Question. So Greycious do you like my pickup

  14. Landisimo3 says:
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    12 team Dynasty… I have been offered his Joe Ross for my “Never Ending Story”

    Also his Kluber for my Aaron Sanchez/Story

    Thoughts?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Landisimo3: I’d take Kluber.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: hold, didn’t realize it was a dynasty.

      • Landisimo3 says:
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        @Grey: ended up getting Kluber straight up somehow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  15. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Nice stuff.

    a. Am reading these Dale Carnegie books in this order. Thanks a billion for your help.

    1. Self Improvement- Dale Carnegie -How To Stop Worrying And Start Living
    2. Leadership Mastery How to Challenge Yourself and Others to Greatness
    3. How To Win Friends And Influence People

    b. Great idea to draft Carrasco in 8 years only by then he’ll be the CLE closer and will be giving up runs ONLY in the 9th. Can’t win for losing!

    c. Started Nola and Hinojosa last night thinking Nola for the W and Hinojosa for the S. Obviously Hinojosa didn’t get my pre-game memo on the same gameplan. Hinojosa=he no see ball in 9th with a lead next time up + when Bailey coming back from Lehigh Valley. Also, can we get Diekman back from Texas?

    d. So glad Revere was revered by ESPN so much. He was going in the 6th round in some mocks I was in.

    e. Am officially a dweeb. Made the move to bench Span for Holt one minute too late. At least I still have Holt. Sad trombone sound a-comin’!

    f. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 7)

    Tripp: ‘Horatio, you know this woman?’
    Horatio: ‘I was with her two nights ago.’
    Tripp: ‘And if she’s been underwater for a full day you were the last one to see her alive?’
    Horatio: ‘That’s correct. And Frank, you’d better move quickly because right now (queue the sunglasses) I’m your only suspect.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Dale and I saved your life B. Dah! C. Ha D. Crazy E. Damn! F. Haha

  16. Manley Ramirez says:
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    All SP who get to leave coors have Dodged the Silver Bullet.

    For SP that go to Pitt, they finally get Rayl Searagous about their careers.

    But I don’t think you are asking for either of these specifically. (What ARE you asking for, Grey?)

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      @Manley Ramirez: “It wasn’t just that he pitched well in the preseason, but he was also leaving Coors and being coached by Ray Searage. The narrative just made sense. We should have a glossary term for a guy like this.”

      His phrasing looks to me like he’s asking for a term that describes something that appears obvious; don’t overanalyze. Also like a potential 25/20 shortstop, batting second, in Coors… crushing it in the preseason…. with people so nervous (including seeing him ranked in the 200’s by mainstream sites) that a brittle, old, wife-beater with a horribly bloated contract will come back and take the job on a team that won’t be in playoff contention.

      An obvious Story?

      • Moneyball says:
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        @Moneyball: Commentators asking (right now) if they should trade Story for Joe Ross = Simple Jacks

        (No. You should find another hobby !)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: A pitcher or hitter who’s story makes sense for them to break out and they do, self-fulfilling prophecy-ish

  17. Marte party says:
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    7 x 7…regs stats + obp, total bases , holds, and k/walk ratio

    I’m using the “wood” position to stream based on opponents to win holds, saves, etc

    There are a few good free agents on the wire (buxton, segura, Huntley, park, Tomas, schoop, castellanos, freese) trying to name a few 3b in case Donaldson is hurt

    Would you replace any of my bats or relief pitchers for the Above?
    C – real muto
    1b – abreu
    2b – odor
    3b – Donaldson
    Ss – Seager
    Of – yelich, Marte, Dickerson
    Util – Castro, puljos
    Bench – deshields, piscotty
    Sp – Cole, carassco, walker, Ventura, matz, wood
    Rp – Robertson, k-rod, Rodney, Colome

    Thanks a lot

  18. JakeTPE says:
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    Coorsotomy – when you take a pitcher out of Coors and he’s somehow cured of his atrociousness. “Nicasio seems to be recovering nicely after his Coorsotomy.”

    not to be confused with a…

    Coorsoscopy – an investigation into a Rockies pitcher’s splits to see if a Coorsotomy might be a good course of treatment.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @JakeTPE: this is pretty funny!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Ha, that is pretty funny, I’ll put it through to Rudy

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @JakeTPE: Medically speaking, it should be “Coorsectomy.” Otomy is just cutting into a body part. Ectomy is surgical removal.

      L-Boogie, M.D.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @L-Boogie: Coorsectomy is even better! Thanks, Doc L-Boogie! Please page Grey stat!

  19. Oppo Taco says:
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    Brito or Krispy Kris Davis ROS? thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @Oppo Taco: He was pretty darn high on Khris all pre-season. That said, its Khris for me, for the 3 category benefits of the power. Brito is a nice little player, but more of a gamble on his PT and the UNK. The snakes have played Owings in CF and he has made a few plays that show he is capable of sticking there for now. So you got, Yasmany/Owings/Brito/Peralta/Drury in the mix in the OF early. Too much is unclear there for me to drop Khris Davis for a flyer on Day 5 of the season. Good luck!

  20. Oppo Taco says:
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    Also best spec add for saves? Dyson, Kela or Madson. I have Tolleson :|

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Between Madson and Dyson…I’d lean Madson

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Oppo Taco: if you have tolleson I would go dyson. He worked the 8th and appears to be next in line if a switch is made. If you pick Madson you might be left without a closer if that’s wrong. (Although I also like Madson.)

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    Loving polanco, great call so far. But he is hitting 6th and not at top of order. Was wondering if you could give updated projections for batting order. Also, do u think more or less likely to steal down there, he has had plenty of chances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: It’s 3 games

  22. Fitz says:
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    Think Madson sticks of just a day off for Doolittle ?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Fitz: Day off, but grabbing Madson as a handcuff isn’t a bad idea.

  23. Mike Honcho says:
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    Top of the morning! Should I jump on the Storey train?
    Was offered Storey for my Matz (man crush)
    Current SS is Castro, (Gray sleeper!!), pitching has Archer/Ross/Rodon/Heaney/Darvish/Corbin with a mix of streamers.
    12 team yahoo mixed
    I’m leaning towards no, he has seager.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike Honcho: It looks like you need Matz more

  24. Strolg says:
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    What do you think is going through a pitcher’s head when he makes it through Donalson Bautista Encarnacion and Tulo and then looks up and the Purple Evolutionist is in the box?

  25. Will says:
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    Schoop or Souza? I have rendon and segura for 2B so it will only be for UTIL anyway

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Will: Go with Souza for now

      • Will says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F: also thoughts on Chris Tillman? Where would you rank him?

        • knucks says:
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          @Will: Rank him? Look at the rankings, we are like 4 days into the season. Not much has changed brutha

        • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Will: I wouldnt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Agree with F

  26. G says:
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    Hey Grey. Would you make the drop of Chen for any of Kennnedy, Velasquez, Eikhoff. Chen is my last SP with Sale, Lester, Raisel, Corbin, and eventually Berrios. I may be jumping the gun on Chen after his first start but do you think Id be better off using that as a stream spot or holding. Kennedy starts against Minnesota this week with the other two Phils facing the Mets. thanks as always

    • G says:
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      @G:
      Just to add Grey. Karns also available. Plays Oakland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: No

  27. brett says:
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    I know we are only a week in, but Nola or Smyly? Thanks

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @brett: Nola for ERA and WHIP…Smyly for the K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: We’re not a week in, we’re 3 days

  28. the swinging says:
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    I’m upset I didn’t mention eugenio suarez earlier to you. I thought you were being really unfair with your projected 244 avg for him. He hit 280 last year in a big sample, and all spring him and votto were having competitions to see who could hit the ball hard up the middle and the other way. Suarez win the conpetition. He will absolutly finish Top 10 for ss’s.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: hahaha, if he’s kept in the 2 hole he could easily return that value without hitting .280 or better.

        • the swinging says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: UMMM so your saying he’s going to easily finish as a top 10 ss with a 244 ba from the 2 hole?

          So if he hits 280 again and stays n the 2 hole then he’s what, top 5?

          Go bite a pillow.

  29. Yescheese says:
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    Nicasio is a Rox Pat.

    (Rockies expatriate)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yescheese: That’s solid, I’ll add it

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: this one gets my vogt. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  30. Wacha wacha says:
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    Please pick two RP and two SP that you prefer going forward.

    Tolleson, krod, osuna, gregerson
    A Sanchez, k maeda, Weiyin Chen, nicasio, nola

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Osuna and Luke; Kenta and Nola.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Tolleson, Osuna….Sanchez, Nola

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Osuna, Gregerson, Nicasio, Nola

      • knucks says:
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        @Random Dude: No one picking k-rod, makes me feel good about scooping lowe up last night. Although I tuned into the tigers game late and saw all those guys on base during the Stanton AB… didn’t realize K-rod didn’t put them all there (only Yelich BB). But regardless, the announcers were talking about velocity dipping a bit. I know its early and Lowe isn’t the guy with the biggest upside in the world, but I’ll speculate a few days into 2016 that a 34 year old closer might be losing a few ticks. Only time will tell. Not to debunk my own thought but Lowe is 32, so yea like a said not much upside. Except the possibility of me flipping him in a trade the moment he gets the gig!

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          @knucks: longer term a.wilson when he’s back.

          • knucks says:
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            @Beware the Shit Rope: Yea good point there. Also, I believe Rondon is in AAA so he looks pretty out of the picture at the moment.

            • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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              @knucks: rondon is junk also.

  31. Himynameis says:
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    How would you rank joc pederson, Souza, ozuna and de shields ROS? I own trout and Harper so the rest are fighting for 2 OF slots,, not sure who to own/trade away

    • Himynameis says:
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      @Himynameis: I should mention it’s a keeper league

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Himynameis: Id keep DeShields and Joc

  32. Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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    Nicasio = Breaking Bad…Love that show.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jef WiTh 1 F: I love it too, don’t follow the reference though

  33. Hi Grey … some quick questions:

    For speculating on saves, do you prefer Dyson or Mark Lowe?

    For the DL slot, Heaney or Eduardo Rodriguez?

    To replace Heaney in the lineup, Pommeranz (next game @COL), DeSclafani, Eovaldi, or Stream-o-Nator?

    Many thanks!

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Enrique:

      Dyson, EdRod, stream

      • knucks says:
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        @Nightpandas: I’ll second the night panda’s thoughts here

  34. Nightpandas says:
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    Nicasio was quoted as saying “that s**t was hardcoors!”

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: Hardcore

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… I’m dur… We have better above

  35. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Hey, stop the world and let me off
    I’m tired of going round and round
    I’ve played the game of love and lost
    Hey, stop the world and let me off

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: *pours out some whiskey*

  36. Twice on Muesday says:
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    In a keeper league, AJ Reed v Trevor Story?

    A week ago, Reed for sure. Has anyone seen some of Story’s at bats (Where’s that new writer that breaks down a hitters approach – swings and stance) that would say he’s the real deal and better than originally scouted?

    Saw one highlight earlier this week and Story’s HR was an absolute bomb.

    • Moneyball says:
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      @Twice on Muesday: He’s gone the other way (right) several times already, including HR #1. That enough?

      Having said that, you need to roster both in a keeper league. Find another way.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Twice on Muesday: If its one or the other im still going with Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Twice on Muesday: IN a ten team keeper where you keep three guys, Story… In a 20 team league where you keep ten guys, Reed

  37. Jurickson BROfar says:
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    9th round Pujols!!!!!

  38. Vrugg says:
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    Grey- another great job.
    In my 12 team H2H league with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, and SB someone just dropped VMart. Is VMart > B.H.Park? Thanks!

  39. Ray says:
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    Drop Ozuna or Holt for Michael Taylor?

    • Ray says:
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      @Ray: Or Conforto?

      • Random Dude says:
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        @Ray: don’t drop conforto

      • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Ray: Take Conforto

          • Cram It says:
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            @knucks: LGM

            • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Cram It: LGM!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Agree with F

  40. Cram It says:
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    Horzelfrazzer…Hanselmaker…Basilfaker…Hazelmaker!

    • Moneyball says:
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      @Cram It: He was underrated in Zoolander.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Moneyball: Hazelmaker is so hot right now.

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Cram It: Slippy. Slappy. Swame. HazelBaker! Baking the haze. Pass that!

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Schmeil!

  41. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Nicasio, like AJ etc before him, was just a raw talent guy in need of an 80s/90s movie montage. And I could totally see the coaching sessions in Pit set to montage music. It also goes with your note that it couldn’t be scripted better.

    I don’t know if there’s a glossary term here, but how about something like “in need of an 80s montage” — i.e., Nicasio is just a guy who needed a montage. Or maybe there’s a specific 80s montage movie character name (Daniel-San?) that could work?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Maybe . . . Montagee / Montage-ee (i.e., the happy recipient of a training montage)?

        Or . . . Pitcher to the Limit / Pitch it to the Limit? (i.e., the song that is almost always played during a training montage)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Ipso Drafto better

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Oh, that one’s great!

  42. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    They gave me crap too when I took Carter in my 16 team auction league. OBP and no K category. Yes please! Milwaukee is a launching pad, too.

    I watched Rodon’s start last night. I was a little worried early. I still am, but was very encouraged he only walked one. If he keeps that up I think we get the breakout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Miller is such a launching pad! Carter hits 40 homers, that unlikely?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Best bud, I really don’t see 40 as far-fetched, honestly. But you know i’ve been shouting his name from the hilltops for years now so i might be a bit biased.

        What are we thinking about Rodon going forward after last night? Did you watch? I might need this guy to be an SP 2/3 type. Doable?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See, this year we’re on the same page w/ Carter! I was watching Survivor, not Rodon

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I have to say, I shed a little tear of joy when I looked at your Tout team and saw him on it.

            They still have Survivor on??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw, c’mon, it’s my favorite show!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: If you’re happy I’m happy! I still remember the one with the guy who went to jail for not paying taxes on the prize.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That was 25 seasons ago!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Ha! It was memorable!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’ve missed so much!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Dont’ worry G. I ain’t goin nowhere. We got plenty of time for you to catch me up.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh my God, season 24 was crazy!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: TELL ME EVERYTHING

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Are you mocking me!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Of course not. I love you!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, right back at ya!

  43. Burningbridges247 says:
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    That Carrasco blurb is brilliant. Way to bring math to the kids.

    • Moneyball says:
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      @Burningbridges247: It was too complex for someone above; who said he’d be blowing saves in the 9th inning.

      • Burningbridges247 says:
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        @Moneyball: Ha! I’m a school teacher, so that really doesn’t surprise me at all.

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          @Burningbridges247: here’s somebody else who (daily) sees 18 year olds who can’t read clocks, or at least i do in similar environment.

  44. Timmah says:
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    Ahhhh…. nothing beats morning than reading me some Grey… nom nom

    Need some advice on my 2B situation in 10 team H2H points league. I’ve got A. Russell now but I could drop for any these: LeMahieu, BHolt, Panik, Schoop

    Switch to one of those bros or hold, what say you good sir? Thanks!

    Also keep running Bogaerts out there or dare to play TrevendingStory?????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timmah: Thanks! DJ’s hot…Play Story while hot

  45. theone says:
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    Nicasio has been Searagated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @theone: Went through the Searengeti?

  46. Don says:
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    Drop Betances for Dyson?

    If Delino sits against LHP today, will you care?

    • Don says:
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      @Don: Or Giles for Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: I’d be annoyed… Dyson over Giles, hold Betances

  47. Old School Brother says:
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    During that Tolly blown save I felt like Atreyu screaming at his horse sinking into the swamp of sadness. THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS SHAWN!!

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Old School Brother: Also, shoutout to Rudy and the Streamonator for Finnegan yesterday. Going today with Stephenson today

  48. Mickey Maloney says:
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    How about when the horse dies in Neverending Story? I mean, geezus.

      • @Grey: seriously – the swamp of sadness and the horse?!? I lost my shit when I was a kid watching that. And the nothing scared the crap out of me too.

        That said, who wouldn’t want a luck dragon? Like a certa perfect sleeper with legs that can fly. Holy crap that’d be awesome.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have a luck dragon!

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            @Grey: On another note, “certa perfect sleeper with legs” sounds like a Razzball player designation.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Or a mattress

  49. Rob says:
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    Grey- should I flip Polanco/Story for McCutchen/E. Suarez??

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rob: Id Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Agree with F

  50. FKA Ralph says:
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    Hello!

    I’m trapped under a pile of terrible relief pitchers and I can’t seem to tell what the sunlight looks like. If you can hear me, knock twice on the abandoned water tower. Then, let me know which of these guys, if any, I drop for Dyson and/or Kela. Please!

    Hinojosa
    Diaz
    Quackenbush
    Vizcaino

    Thank you! Thank you so much.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: hokey smokes, i knew dyson over hino from above, but interesting that the guy who hasn’t gotten any save opps yet above the VIZ, who’s been specifically manager mentioned as being top option albeit on bad team ATL. guess that’s why, better to have 30% chance at good team’s closer than 80%ish (or so) chance at bad team’s closer. also possible you don’t agree with either of those %’s, upping dyson’s or lowering the VIZ’s would be even more explanative.

  51. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    For guys whose narrative makes tons of sense– how about:

    Ipso Drafto

    That is all…

  52. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    My pitching:
    SP- Thor, Wainwright, Salazar, Matz, Shark, Corbin, Yordano Ventura
    RP- K-Rod, Cishek, Storen, Siegrist
    DL- Darvish, Ryu

    I know it’s early should I look to add Juan Nicasio and drop Ventura or Corbin or hold?

    thanks

    best,
    Ryan

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @ryanoger: you might have a bench bat you can drop for him. I’d hold the pitchers you have

      • ryanoger says:
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        @FKA Ralph:

        I’ve got no bench bat…

  53. DancinHomer says:
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    Awesome daily read as usual!

    Like many others, i’m chasing saves already. Currently have: Giles, Ramos, Benoit, & A. Bailey…so, yeah, kind of a mess.

    Anyway, I’ve used 3 of my 4 weekly adds. with my last one, would you add:

    Madson
    Dyson
    Kela
    Hinojosa (yeah, sucked last night, but will he get another shot?)
    someone else?

    Normally, I’d drop a couple bench bats and see which RP sticks, but with only 1 move left to make this week, i need to be a little more strategic…and this league hoards closers (1 team has 7!)

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey.

        as always, I appreciate the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. web says:
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    Souza or Park?

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @web: likely depends on need. Vacuum, I’d go Souza. If you are weak in power, Park might be that guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: Souza

  55. Grant says:
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    Guess who had McHugh, Pineda, and the Shark going yesterday….This guy….Ugh. Coupled with Harvey to start the week. Here is hoping Lackey does good things tonight and I get a solid outing out of Harvey this weekend.

    • Holden says:
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      @Grant: That’s nothing

      I ran JFer, McHugh, Cashner, AND Tolleson, fml.

  56. PED Inc says:
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    Grey, thanks for everything you do as usual!
    What do you think about Aaron Sanchez’s next two starts this coming week? H2H standard league.
    Start 1 vs, Yankees
    Start 2 @ Boston

    I really liked what I saw the other night but it’s still so early. My drop would be either…
    Jaime Garcia
    Or
    Mike Leake

    Thanks buddy!

  57. Swfcdan says:
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    Dyson already nabbed, Kela over Lowe for saves a chasin?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: Id go Lowe

  58. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    For QS purposes only, who do you like out of Ervin Santana @ KC (-$14.7, but 63% chance of QS), Tillman v TB (-$6.8, 49% QS chance, but looked great in his 2 IP rainout start against MIN earlier this week), or Karns v. OAK ($2.5, 50% QS chance but never seems to go to 6 IP)?

    SON says Ervin has the highest QS chance by far, but KC is scary!

  59. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    Conforto was dropped you think I should scoop him up with my waiver based on my team below or hold? I just don’t know who I would drop, if you think I should add him?

    C- Castillo
    1- Rizzo
    2- Skinny Dee
    SS- Corey Seager
    3- Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Heyward
    N/A-Reed

    SP- Thor, Wainwright, Salazar, Matz, Shark, Corbin, Yordano Ventura
    RP- K-Rod, Cishek, Storen, Siegrist
    DL- Darvish, Ryu

    love the write up!

    thanks grey!!
    ryan

    • Matt says:
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      @ryanoger:

      I want to be in your league where people drop Conforto.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Matt:

        I know! Crazy…

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Doh! Forgot my Util slots: DeShizznit, Parra

      thanks grey!
      ryan

  60. Nightpandas says:
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    Leonys, Brito or Owings in an Obp Slg league?

  61. William Hung says:
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    @Grey, early panic alert! Some guy dropped both Kendrys Morales and Rendon. Do you think Rendon batting #2 with the Nats will be a better H2H guy than my Brett Lawrie? My league categories are 5×5 with OBP and Ks for batters

  62. Matt says:
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    Excellent Refreshments reference!

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Matt: was scrolling through to see if anyone else commented on that. I hadn’t seen any comments on it for 15,000 miles, then I got to yours!

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey,

        Is it true it’s always happy hour here?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  63. Jay says:
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    Wasn’t Nicasio in LA last year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: He left Coors…at some point

  64. OaktownSteve says:
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    Sonny Gray: 1.29 ERA/3.48 FIP/3.98 xFIP. FIP buster. He will always outpitch his FIP. Everything in his game exposes the flaws in FIP.

    My kids told me to take Correa at 5 for our RCL time. Adorable children!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @OaktownSteve: That was the one draft all year I was going late enough I thought I might get him!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @The Great Knoche:

        My team in there is so funky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: You got little Doogie Greyser Jr.’s over there!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m angling to get them into Cubs University!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start studying pitcher charts now!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @OaktownSteve: He put some ugly swings on guys yesterday.

  65. Tigres says:
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    Nola on waivers. Drop socrates (bench bat) for him? SPs solid otherwise.

  66. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side do you prefer in a 12-team league:

    A.Sanchez, V.Velasquez or Justin Verlander

  67. Alex from O'Town says:
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    Would u trade rizzo for and Castro as a throw in for correia have other decent 1st baseman

  68. Kenny Loggins says:
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    I dropped McHugh for Odorizzi. Overreaction?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Kenny Loggins: Nah, Odorizzi should’ve been owned first anyway.

    • Jésus says:
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      @Kenny Loggins: what is this a 6 man leaguein

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kenny Loggins: I liked Odorizzi better than McHugh 3 days ago

  69. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    10 team roto. Pitching cats have net wins and wins and no w.h.i.p.. my staff:
    Kershaw
    Matt
    Liriano
    Carrassco
    Ventura
    K. Hendricks
    Leake
    Kennedy
    Melancon
    Robertson
    Cassila
    With the ample streamers as free agents I’m thinking I could waive a SP and claim Jeffress. The only thing it’s a weekly lock lineup. Would you claim Another closer?

  70. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m not sure if the Scout site is showing me my team stats or a recipe for onion dip. They say an infinite number of monkeys at an infinite number of typewriters for an infinite number of days would eventually produce Hamlet. That site’s interface? Three monkeys, fifteen minutes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: HA, yeah, not happy at all… I sent them an email saying on my Hosmer has an ERA, they emailed me back WHAT LEAGUE? Their caps, and I wasn’t emailing customer service, I emailed the head guys

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s like trying to crack the Rosetta Stone

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, and Hosmer still has an ERA on my team… Like it’s a league issue, and not a Hosmer issue in their system

          • FKA Ralph says:
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            @Grey: what is Hosmer’s ERA? I’ve thinking about drafting him in my “made up fantasy stats” league.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s not great, over 4

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He had tough matchups though, and it’s through 23 games, which is surprising since the entire league hasn’t played that many yet

              • FKA Ralph says:
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                @Grey: hmmm. not promising. Hopefully the hitting works out for him.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You were promising!

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: you guys better have got some kind of perks having anything to do with that site’s garbage, they make yahoo look like fantrax.

  71. jorge says:
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    RBI, not RBIs. Runs batted ins?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @jorge: Really?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @jorge:

      Let’s start a campaign to make it RsBI

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Let’s not.

        RBI’d for her pleasure as a team name is so much better than RdBI for her pleasure.

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @jorge: Real grammarians actually say both are acceptable. However, once an acronym has been used enough that it effectively becomes a word (e.g., POW, AG, RBI) they’ll tell you it is preferable to use it as a word (i.e., RBIs), rather than treating as an abbreviation of the underlying words.

      You wouldn’t say “Five POW were returned to their native country.” You wouldn’t say “Twenty-five state AG submitted an amicus brief in support of the government.” You shouldn’t say “He had 85 RBI.”

      • Jorge says:
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        @FKA Ralph:

        Yes you would, to both.

        • FKA Ralph says:
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          @Jorge: You are wrong and you’re arguing.

  72. Pita pan express says:
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    Grey
    Did someone call the Padres and let them know the season started ? Like the games count and everything! Is the hitting coach Brick Tamland ?

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Pita pan express: and STL is now Padres east, or Padres with better jerseys.

  73. The Great Knoche says:
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    Those Boring/safe Pitchers are killers…Had pieces of Leake, Mchugh and Wei-Yin last 2 days. Fortunetly all my boring old Cano shares are evening it out a little bit.

    NIcasio Term. – He’s a Coors Cutter.

  74. OaktownSteve says:
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    Re: Nicasio

    Townies. Nobody writes the script like Bobby Towne.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: That’s solid, I like Ipso Drafto better

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        That is better.

  75. You know nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    Surprised, no comment on Rodon. I watched most of the game and I thought his line was a lot better than he pitched. The usual velocity didn’t seem to be there and the A’s squared up a good amount of balls, even outs. Hopefully the velocity is just an early season thing and not something to be worried about.

    Also, Nicasio is just ” Searaverage” pitcher

      • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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        @Grey: Survivor is my shizz. What did you think of Cydney’s big move? I’m tired of that Jason fella, I have a feeling he is going down real, real soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jason was talking about his autistic kid and was still unlikable! Cydney’s move was solid, I think she has two paths to the top 3 which is better than most… Tai is my spirit animal though, he’s a total goof…I like how he told everyone about the superidol then was like, but maybe the person who told me was lying. Oops!

          • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, Tai and Scott Pollard are a great/weird duo. You are echoing my thoughts exactly about Jason. No one touches Boston Rob’s season. He played all of those people like a fiddle.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like Debbie as a wild card for final three… Think Debbie, Tai and Cydney could get there

              • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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                @Grey: I like that threesome… Err… I also think Aubry could make a run at it, she knows how to hustle.

  76. Rice says:
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    Choose 1 please:

    Souza
    K. Davis
    Span

  77. NiceMarmot says:
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    Name for a Nicasio? Rocky Mountain a-way

      • NiceMarmot says:
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        @Grey: I do too, I replied before reading comments.

  78. Tio says:
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    Paulsen or Shaw as backup 1B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Shaw

  79. FKA Ralph says:
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    Another idea for a guy whose breakout should have been expected but now people seem surprised — “Shock and Obvious”

      • FKA Ralph says:
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        @Grey: you would. :)

        I don’t know what I’m insinuating by that, but it sounded funny.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  80. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    I think his name lends himself to cooking a great steak. If you think of the pitchers coming to Pittsburgh that he has been fixing, they are often raw or not “fully cooked” into bonafide starters. They were given the Rayr Searaging to make them the perfect temperature. Nicasio needed some proper searaging to take his tools to the next level.

      • Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Nice Houston St reference, I live one block from there!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That was Rudy, I do know Katz’s though, you should go to the Pickle Guys!

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            Ah man I stumbled across that place by accident. Wickedly tasty

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The best!

  81. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Nicasio may have a great year as he is no longer being “Coorsuffocated” in Colorado.

    Moreland or Souza? UTI slot

    Thanks!

  82. ebudz says:
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    10 team 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, DeShields
    (1) UT: T. Story
    Bench: (n/a)

    (1) DL: Brantley

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Matz, Rodon, Walker
    (3) RP: K. Jansen, Familia, Gregerson
    Bench: (R. Iglesias, Odorizzi, Corbin, Ventura, Severino)

    So yesterday you were helping me work a potential trade where I was offering Story and either Jansen/Familia for Kluber. The Kluber owner declined at first but is clearly still debating it because he’s picked up Nola and Volquez to boost his rotation which now looks like this:

    (4) SP: Cole, Archer, Kluber, Tanaka
    (3) RP: Osuna, McGee, Casilla
    Bench: (C-Mart, Nola, Volquez)

    1. He also texted me this morning asking what I thought about an offer of his Kluber and Mcgee for my Familia, Story, and Matz … should I take that deal or counter with a different pitcher than Matz? I know he’s reluctant to trade me Kluber because I traded him Kluber for Trout last year so I also told him I’d settle for Archer or Cole! What offer should I make next?

    2. I figure once if I move a closer then I can pickup Sanchez or Nicasio for that spot since they each have RP eligibility. Also my original offer of Gregerson and Story to the Salazar owner was rejected because apparently he wants to “stick with Andrus and his SP wait a few weeks”… Is it worth upping the ante to the Salazar owner and maybe offering a similar deal of Story and Jansen/Familia for his Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1. Hold 2. Better

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Oh snap he accepted my offer of Story and Familia for Salazar but of course I won’t get Salazer’s stats for tonight! Did I make out okay assuming I now pickup which of Sanchez or Nicasio? And which bat should I grab for my UTIL spot next? K. Davis, Segura, Souza, Ozuna, Myers, Ahmed, Fowler?

        • ebudz says:
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          @ebudz: Damn actually I’ll only be able to pick up one guy… so probably need to get another bat until Brantley comes back right? I just didn’t wanna miss out on Sanchez or Nicasio but I suppose getting Salazar helps ease the pain.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis

  83. Cram It says:
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    Coorspetbagger. Bleh, too muddled.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I like Ipso Drafto better

  84. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    A Denver Donglette?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Ipso Drafto better

  85. Ernie Banks says:
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    Do I pick up Michael Taylor and drop Billy Hamilton?

    Thanks,
    Ernie Banks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, EB

      • Ernie Banks says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. TOGMAN says:
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    I know we’re only a few games into the season, but…

    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop K. Davis for Souza?

    Pedroia, DJ LaMahieu, Schoop, A. Russell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Schoop

  87. joe says:
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    cdick or taylor? normal roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dick

      • @Grey: that wasn’t very nice – he was just asking a question. Sheesh.

  88. Sportive Tricks says:
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    What if, in eight years, Carrasco’s troubles just return to the first inning? You know, man, cycles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  89. web says:
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    Who’s the odd man out? Aaron Sanchez, Nola, Kyle Hendricks?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @web:

      Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        BOO! I love Hendricks.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @web: Nola

  90. Frank the tank says:
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    Hey grey!

    H2h pts, weekly lock.

    I have odor at 2b I drafted him last year as my 2b, then I ended up cutting him- would you advise me to drop or hold odor? I have Addison Russell on the bench (2b/SS)

    Available 2b’s: schoop, Logan forsthye (2b/1b), starlin Castro (2b/SS), & panik. Or would add Russell be a drop?

    Other general bats: Pedro Alverez, segura, plouffe, Dexter fowler.

    My team:

    C- schwarber (C/OF)

    1b- rizzo

    2b- odor

    3b- Kyle seager

    SS- Xander bogaertes

    IF- Francisco lindor

    OF- Bryce Harper
    OF- polanco
    OF- joc pederson
    OF- Randal Grichuk

    Utility- story

    DH- trumbo (OF-DH-1b)

    Bench: conforto, Addison Russell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  91. Ron Rondell Dell says:
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    I just want to let the Razzballers know that as an Indians fan, I’ve watched Ryan Raburn destroy lefties for years. 2-3 with a HR last night off Corbin. Lefty Starter + Coors + Raburn = Llama (even though he has no neck).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, totally

  92. chris says:
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    i try to stay away from asking RCL questions— but in an RCL who should i drop for sam dyson (if anyone)

    Colin McHugh
    Socrates Brito
    Jake Odorizi
    Blake Snell

    I only have britton and Chapman for saves right now

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @chris:

      snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell, Brito and McHugh are all droppable

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @chris: you are aware that if you didn’t say that your chances of being sniped go down tremendously. problem is here if anybody in your league reads Grey’s posts and/or comments and make adds in the last 10 hours he’s gonna be gone anyway.

  93. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Juan Nisacio is a Badass Outta Hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, BOH!

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Homerless catchphrase. BOH!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  94. Biggie Smalls says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman or Alex Rodriguez? R/RBI/HR/SB/K/AVG/OBP/SLG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Rod

  95. David says:
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    Rocky Mountain Oysters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We have better above

  96. Scott says:
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    My long-awaited Salazar start today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  97. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Looks like Juan is the beneficiary of another Denver Eulogy.

    “He’s in a better place……”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  98. Da Fuq Delino? says:
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    @Grey

    Rodney was dropped in my league and I’m chasing saves. Besides the fact that he’s not very good, am I missing something? He’s still SD’s closer right? Lose Clippard for Rodney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Rodney

  99. So mad at myself for not pulling the trigger on Souza in my draft – I thought, “I’ve got too many OFers already”.

    That’s what I sound like when I’m being an f’n moron and drinking too much during my drafts, btw.

    Term for Nicasio = PCS (post coors syndrome)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear that… We have better for the term above

  100. MicrowaveArson says:
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    I have a ton of speed in my 10tm H2H with Polanco, Rizzo, Machado, Marte, Heyward, and Odor as well as sexy Delino Deshields. I’m thinking of getting rid of Deshields(I’m sorry) to upgrade my power with someone like Trumbo or Grichuk(if i can make a trade work for him).

    I know you’re really high on DeShields but with my team as it is does he really contribute much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  101. Nature boy says:
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    Here we are. Stylin and profilin into the MBL season.

    Drop Ian Kennedy to make room for Sam Dyson? Have Tolleson

    Wooooo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Dyson

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Nature boy: Hold.

  102. Nightpandas says:
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    Vinny V for Owings and Karns or Owings and Moore? I have VV currently

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, and Karns

  103. Johnny Castle says:
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    Drop McHugh for Roark or Velazuez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez

  104. Cram It says:
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    ExCoorsism…ExorCoorsm…haha. I stink at this.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: PurifiCoorsion. Cast out the demons!

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Cram It: Cheer up. I like ExCoorcism

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @Cram It: I have no creativity today. Thought about directing a question to you and Grey asking if I should drop my entire team for Kela and Sanchez because I’m not in first.

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @Cram It: Phew…thanks Cram. By the way, I’m Dock in the FCL so look for Goldy on the wire.

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @Cram It: Thanks man, it’s an honor to be in it with you fools. Ha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  105. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m sure you have already answered a million Trevor Story questions above, but I’m too lazy to read everything and thus here is another. I’m in a standard roto 10 team league, 24 man roster (we have 1 bench spot). It is a keeper league, keep 10 guys. 2 of my keepers were Correa and Lindor, who I each have for $3. I drafted Story with my last pick for $1. Do I sell high right now on Story? If so, my only weakness if Outfield, who would be some guys you would be targeting? No specific stats/categories needed. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

      • LagunaBobbyI says:
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        @Grey: tough to say. I guess the overall question is, would you be holding or looking to sell while he’s hot right now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anyone is sellable at right price… Get a top 50 player? Go for it!

  106. Cohen says:
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    Grey, streamer likes Santiago today, do u think he is a good start at home against Texas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  107. dem ribbies says:
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    why do people insist on overhauling their lineups on day 3 of opening week?

    true or false. at this point in the season you are just as likely to hit on a hot wire pickup as you are to miss by dropping a guy who’s starting slow (if one can even be tagged as a slow starter after no more than 3 games played).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  108. Abe Froman says:
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    old-school AL-only roto league, had our auction draft last night. 10 teams, 6×6 with OBP and holds. how’d we do?

    C – James McCann
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Lawrie
    3B – Castellanos
    SS – Bogaerts
    MI – Forsythe
    CI – Lowrie
    OF1 – JD Martinez
    OF2 – Calhoun
    OF3 – DeShields
    OF4 – K. Davis
    OF5 – Hicks
    DH – Alvarez
    U – Rickard

    P – Stroman
    P – Tanaka
    P – Severino
    P – T. Walker
    P – Darvish
    P – Cody Allen
    P – O’Day
    P – Colome
    P – Soria

    We’ve got Berrios in our farm system, so waiting for him to come up. And then we’ll probably slot in holds guy or closer if we can get one in the meantime for Darvish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like a mixed league it’s so stacked, not sure how you got all of those guys in an AL Only… Nice team, maybe some speed concerns

      • Abe Froman says:
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        @Grey:

        Had quite a few keepers (Abreu, Castellanos, JD, Stroman, Severino, Tanaka), but still good to get the Grey seal of approval.

        BTW, what’d you think of the OJ finale? I’ll most likely never go back and re-watch, but it sure was entertaining to have something enjoyable on a Tuesday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          One of the more enjoyable shows I’ve seen this year… Solid fun… Agree, would never watch it again

  109. Toad man says:
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    Aloha grey!

    Which pitcher would you rather have: jake odorizzi or kenta maeda? This is h2h points, there’s also a weekly lock. These are both free agents, I have an extra spot roster spot I don’t have to drop anyone to add either odorizzi or maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  110. Jimmy Bond says:
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    am I crazy to even entertain moving Harper for a Correa-Plus? As an astros fan I’m biased, but dang…I know Harper is going to be top 3 for a while but he might have Correa right up there with him…kid can swing and steal bases.

    What would be an appropriate ‘Plus’ player or better as a cutoff to make that a sensible trade? 1 for 1 is too crazy but I don’t know what the marginal difference is…like is it Correa plus a 50th ranked or Correa plus a 100th ranked etc.

    Maybe the time to do this was pre-season…cat’s out of the bag even more now on Correa potential.

    • Jimmy Bond says:
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      @Jimmy Bond: PS this would be for a dynasty points league where effectively my only good player is Harper plus a bunch of prospects, so I’m trying to build for 2019+.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what the plus is… Maybe a top 50 player with Correa

  111. mauledbypandas says:
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    Nobody has mentioned Rocky Mountain Sigh yet?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @mauledbypandas: for the other one, trying to do something with the pitch doctor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, it’s so about Coors, I was looking for something more general

  112. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    A trade question if I may:
    I give up Braun, K. Morales and P. Corbin or Jason Hammel and get M. Harvey and W. Myers. My OF would be Bautista, Springer, DeShields, Belt and Pederson.

    This is in our 10 Team Yahoo H2H Points League and I am looking to bolster my SP.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  113. BW says:
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    Hey Grey, some nOOb in our ten-team 5×5 roto league dropped Dickerson and Grichuk last week. My current OF is Marte/Polanco*/Pillar/DeShields*/Piscotty with Souza on the bench — sonavabench! — and the next-best OFs on the wire are like Beltran and Holt. Also, RBI is probably my weakest category.

    What percentage of my FAAB do you think I should drop on one or both of these guys, and which one would you prioritize? FWIW, our league does allow zero bids, so running out of FAAB early still sucks, but it isn’t a total disaster.

    Thanks!

    * Grey Albright draft special

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…. How many OFs are you going to carry? Don’t see why you would bid on those guys

  114. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    Assuming AJ Reed is called up in a month or two…

    Would you rather have AJ Reed or Conforto?

    My team is lacking power.

    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Domingo Santana over Conforto based on your rankings?

        Or would you want Conforto?

        thanks again man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flip a coin, Domingo will play more

  115. Inquisitor says:
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    Holt or Moustakas ROS as reserve/bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  116. peacecoast says:
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    1. Won Nosuckio

    2. Would you pick up any of these SP waiver pick up in a 12 team mixed roto (for my last SP slot)?
    Karns, Pomeranz, Holland, Rubby, Tillman, Niese

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha, I think we have better 2. Pom, Karns

  117. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Look for a pretty consistent starter to balance out my K-heavy upside guys in my 10 team, H2H redraft league:

    1. My Gregerson + Miller (he has Chapman) for his Cueto?

    2. My Familia for his Cueto?

    My RPs are Jansen, Familia, Gregerson, Miller. Boxberger, Rodney, and all handcuffs but Giles are available on the wire. THanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Cueto 2. Cueto

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  118. Tom says:
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    I have Wei Yen Chen because I thought I had too many upside guys like Rodon, T. Walker, McClullers and needed some stability (although boring). How serious were you about replacing Chen with a guy like Nicasio? How many innings do you think Nicasio will pitch this year since he doesn’t seem to have pitched a lot of innings previously in the majors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      150 IP, prolly…Can hold Chen for now

  119. oneclap says:
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    How about “The Shearing” we can then have his face coming through a butchered pitching glove.

    When do you think the Pirates will change their batting order so Marte and Polanco can rake? i hope its not in the fall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When Freese gets hurt, or reverts to sucking

  120. Steady says:
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    Hey grey,
    Glad baseballs back in action like the rest and just want a quick review on how Im lookin for the year. I have a log jam at 1st and would be willing to move Freeman Belt or A-gon depending on how high of a return I need. But any tinkering you would suggest would be appreciated. 8 team 10 Cat 5×5

    C Perez
    1b Rizzo
    2b Rendon
    ss Corey Seager
    3b Bryant
    2b/ss Lawrie
    1b/3b A-gon
    Of Harper
    Of Jd Martinez
    Of Springer
    Of J-Upton
    Of Polanco
    Util Freeman
    Bench Belt
    Bench Billy Burns
    Sp DeGrom
    Sp Syndergaard
    Sp Salazar
    Sp Smyly
    Sp Samardzija -_-
    Sp Joe Ross
    Sp Fiers
    Sp Corbin
    Sp Tehran
    Rp Osuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks fine for now, but it’s a shallow league

  121. Sam says:
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    Grey,

    Which side in a 14-man 5×5 roto (27 man rosters) keeper
    Sano (will cost $12 next year, $18 the following, $25… $33… etc — +10% +$5)
    of Puig (will cost $25 next year… $33… $41) and Ken Giles ($14… $20… $27)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  122. JakBillie says:
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    He’s just a nice ass, yo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  123. Johnny Castle says:
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    Trade Story for Francisco Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Johnny Castle:

      I’d probably hold if only for the sake of your sanity if Story continues thusly

  124. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who’d you rather have at MI – Schoop or Ahmed?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  125. Gregjeffries says:
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    Great stuff Grey!
    I’m in need of SP help, have a bit of closer depth to deal (have Familia, Casilla, Ziegler). Was just offered DeSclafani for my Vizcaino.

    Should I make this move or look for a better SP? (Was also thinking of waiting til Viz earns the job 100% so his value is higher) Thanks for the help!

    • Gregjeffries says:
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      @Gregjeffries:

      Or it might be better to trade Ziegler instead and hold Viz for his K potential?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Gregjeffries says:
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        @Grey:
        So, you think it’s better to trade Vizcaino or Ziegler for DeSclafani? ( sorry, just want to be 100% sure)
        Thanks again Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vizcaino

  126. ty says:
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    geez you do know me ….

    Ok, Pollock down now Revere down…..I’m down to Crush, Span , Deshields and D. Santana in my OF… yuck! Would you drop Santana for any of this hot garbage…

    M. Taylor
    Leonys
    Holt
    Gose
    D.Jennings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: will do, thanks

  127. jeff says:
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    Mookie/Samardja or Stanton/Tanaka?

    • @jeff: sounds about even, but I’d prefer the Stanton side myself.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @jeff: Stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  128. Mike says:
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    Give us a winning batty call for today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Little late for that

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: not in yahoo (daily today only), it’s only late for espn. would’ve been c.crawford, but he’s likely off today. could go tucker

          • What's a Drexl? says:
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            @Mike: if you play in daily-today settings you can still pick up people for games that haven’t started yet then.

              • What's a Drexl? says:
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                @Mike: if only i did it rather than add duvall in like 6 spots over tucker. or stick with rosario in some over tucker. the bots loved rosario and duvall more than tucker today.

  129. Someone in my league dropped A-Roid (Util only)

    I currently have a platoon of That Ho Park (1B) and Tomas (3B/1B) backup up my CI spot (occupied by Moistsuckass (3B)

    A-Fraud > either of those backups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Tomas

  130. Johnny Castle says:
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    Eugenio Suarez or Ian Desmond? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  131. What's a Drexl? says:
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    hey STEPHENSON, dumb, slow and getting outpitched by morton isn’t any way to go through life! clearly this could be much worse, but still, 1 K in three innings!

    10 teamer with OBP, BB’s, slugging and each owner gets ALL players on 3 MLB rosters from the date of last wednesday (not yesterday), so nick vincent is SD’s owner’s property all year, unless he trades him. one owner needs a CF from me. my optimal roster is NYY/WAS/MIA so
    C mccann
    C ramos
    1B teixera
    1B zimmerman or bour
    2B gordon
    SS castro
    3B murphy
    3B headley
    MI rendon
    MI either didi/prado
    LF yelich
    CF harper
    RF stanton
    OF ellsbury
    OF gardner
    util ozuna
    BN beltran/realmuto (others)
    DL revere
    so i have all of ozuna, gardner, ellsbury, harper, m.taylor. any of these good, and if so, which is best
    1. gardner or ozuna for c.santana
    2. gardner or ozuna + a-roid for lindor
    3. gardner or ozuna + a-roid for c.santana
    4. a-roid + ozuna or gardner for b.miller + c.santana

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @What’s a Drexl?: clearl i wrote that before the 4th inning, but still stephenson getting lit now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lindor, can send either

  132. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Just following up to report happily, that my gregerson + miller for cueto offer was quickly accepted! Love that I could flip two guys who will probably be out of jobs in a month or two, while keeping Jansen and Familia, for a potential top 20 SP. Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  133. Pete says:
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    start or sit Roark today at home vs. Miami? stream says $-4.9.

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Pete: yeah, he’s not small but he is petit or giolito should be in that spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like a start

  134. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    I just had sex with my Carlos Correa POP Bobblehead!

    Really I just banged my wife. But a Carlos Correa doll is much cooler than my wife.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  135. PhilOssieB says:
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    Have an offer of Miley for Dickerson in 20-teamer dynasty pts league where pitching depth is essential and I have none. It’s worth it for me if Wednesday’s outing is the norm for Miley this season … is that the norm for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson side

  136. Great White North says:
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    My closers are Street, Rodney, Boxberger (DL), and Hinojosa. SAGNOFfing in an RCL.

    Do I drop Hinojosa for Kela, Lowe, D. Hernandez, or Joe Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez

  137. What's a Drexl? says:
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    right when i’m less than a week removed for dumping bruce (he was Bn bat) or dropping him for red dick (OPS leagues) he pulls this stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: it gets worse, i get home to see that my opp in biggest money league who has like 7 BN bats and was pretty much forced to play bruce (hadn’t yet) against my BOS players MISSING YET ANOTHER GAME! and of course i wasted a move picking up stephenson. with that luck jeenmar will suddenly up his K rate by 4 and lock down job, while my recently added dyson never gets shot (that last one i actually want overall as i have tolleson in many many leagues). only good news is there’s only 3 more games till end of week for jeenmar to even get an opp anyway. good god, frazier, excepting one BB and one homer hasn’t done anything (unless K’s and groundouts count).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch

  138. matt says:
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    Miggy and Puig or Mookie and Morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  139. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    who’s the least offensive option for saves, Fernando Rodney or or Arodys Vizcaino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vizcaino

    • 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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      @Bobbo: the VIZ has been nothing but good.

  140. alps88 says:
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    who do you think will get the 1st chance to save games
    Quackenbush or Brandon Maurer of SD ( Rodney is a bum)
    Kela (Dyson already taken)
    or any other closer from Miami if Ramos gets yanked
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quack

      • The great knoche says:
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        @Grey: They would have to score at least one run to garner said save opportunity.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  141. Derrick says:
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    This is my offense…

    C- Gomes
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Odor
    SS – Correa
    3B – Arenado
    OF – J. Upton, DeShields, Polanco
    Util – Frazier
    Bench – Sano, Lawrie

    As you can see, I have a log jam at 3B. Would you move Frazier/Upton for Trout? If that gets rejected, which I think it will, would you do Arenado/Upton for Trout? It would allow me to slide Sano in at DH. This is a 12 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  142. Kevin G says:
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    C: Carlos perez or Salty? It’s a 2 catcher league with weekly lineup.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salty

  143. Chucky says:
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    Why not call Juan Nicasio what they’re calling him in the Steel City….Johnny Cash.
    Have McHugh in points, drop for Bettis, Finegan, Nelson, Colon, Cody Anderson, Santiago or Gibson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wasn’t looking for a Nicasio nickname… Those are streamers

  144. Gregjeffries says:
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    Quick follow up –
    I have two C – Boeuf and Vogt. Would you drop either one to grab Daniel Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogt

  145. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Which side would you rather have in a keep forever league:

    Team A: Harvey, Springer, Gausman

    Team B: Madbum, Sano, Yelich

    I’m leaning Team A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  146. Chicken Dinner says:
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    A pitcher leaving the Rockies and doing well seems Par for the Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid, but it’s too specific for this one

  147. Slimcompoop says:
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    Finnegan looked pretty good last night. He was the center piece in the Cueto trade last summer and should get good run for a crappy Reds team. I picked him up as streamer in a H2H 6×6 Dynasty League, but am having second thoughts on dropping him. Do you think a SON SP slot is more valuable at this point than Finnegan (my other rotatable pitchers are Joe Ross, Hammel and Velasquez).

    I also need a 3rd closer (i.e., right now it’s Fernando Rodney). I could pick up Dyson on the cheap tonight to replace Rodney. I know you shouldn’t drop a closer with a gig for a speculative closer, but Rodney sucks and I loathe having him on my roster. Make the drop and add?

    Thanks El Bigote!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Rodney…You need to stream? Then Finnegan’s gone

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: I don’t “need” to stream per se, but that’s the way the way my SP staff is currently set up. Essentially, do you think Finnegan is hold over Joe Ross, Hammel, or Velasquez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not over them

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey. Any good chicken waffle joints you stumbled upon in the last 6 months?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, not really my thing

  148. Jeffy D says:
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    Should I start Alex Wood today against the Giants?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. Darreillo says:
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    Should I drop Velasquez for Samardzija? I don’t care about lack of innings for Velasquez, who’s the top dog?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  150. BelmarPhil says:
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    Grey – I love you man and I love all of the K -Dot rap lyric references you make in your columns. Speaking of love, someone dropped Delino in my league. Are you still bullish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I still like him, nice city you live in Phil!

  151. Great White North says:
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    Desmond Jennings or Jarrod Dyson on an RCL ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  152. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Drew Storen to pick up either: Ryan Madson or Justin Wilson? If so which one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Thanks Grey. I’m dropping Storen for Madson

  153. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I have Tolleson as one of my RP’s, his outing scared me, and while I was higher on Matt Moore than most, I dumped him for Dyson as Tollesons handcuff. But I have two questions for ya, if you’d be so kind sir. First would you rather have Domingo Santana or Michael Taylor as a bench bat for the roster below. And Realmuto or Ramos at C? Thanks in advance…

    12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS
    C J.T. Realmuto
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL Burns
    UTIL Sano
    Bench 2B/SS Castro
    Bench OF Domingo Santana
    Bench 1B Zimmerman
    DL Pollock

    SP Salazar
    SP Corbin
    RP Kimbrel
    RP McGee
    P T. Walker
    P Odorizzi
    P C.Rodon
    P Nicasio
    Bench RP S. Dyson
    Bench RP Tolleson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo… Realmuto

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: thanks…and thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Eric B says:
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            @Grey: so Dyson performed about as well as the vacuum of the same name tonight…powerful suckage. So with closers getting hoarded in my league, and my roster constructed as above, do I drop Domingo and add Kela until someone emerges or hold tight?

  154. JoeG414 says:
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    Lost Heaney to the DL.
    I have Roark (alraedy 3 first innings runs today ). Cut Him for Karns ? And just stream or get a good K reliever .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Karns

  155. BERK! says:
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    Dalier Hinojosa? David Hernandez? Maybe the problem with the Phils is that they are having D.H.’s pitch. Heeeeeyoooo, good one, Berk! Seriously though they suck.

    • Great White North says:
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      @BERK!: Jeanmar Gomez to the rescue. All is well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solved, they’re going to Jeanmar next

  156. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Wei-Yen Chen or Nola? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  157. hankp says:
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    Somebody in my 14 team 5×5 already cut bait on Byung-Ho Park. Worth a pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  158. Great White North says:
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    Would you be comfortable with a MI of Lawrie, Castro, & K. Marte for the season (RCL), or would you start thinking of a Scooter on the bench just in case.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For now, sure

  159. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Mat with one T Latos with a no-no through 4.

    Drop Kluber for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s wait to see how he does in the 5th

  160. Basement Artie says:
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    Hi Grey. Great stuff.
    A. If I take Carrasco 1st in 8 years it’s a sure bet he goes back to 1st inning blowup.
    2. That WAS the most depressing kids movie ever. Even worse than Land Before Time vol. 1-26 or whatever they’re up to now.
    D. CoorsDone Bloomer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ha 2. The worst! D. I prefer others we have

  161. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Looking to possibly add Jeanmar Gomez. Should I drop Finnegan for him? I don’t plan to start Finnegan for his next two starts unless I absolutely have to. I think someone will pick Finnegan up and hold onto him if I do.

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

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Normally I’d jump on the next closer, but Gomez just doesn’t profile as one, and Finnegan could be a good asset this year. I was a little torn at the possibility of having someone that can get me more saves.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  162. Dg says:
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    Drop dalier, bench bats Khris Davis,Brito so I can stream a pitcher the rest of the week

  163. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Sorry to Correa and his owners. I played him in a daily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  164. Johnny Castle says:
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    I was offered Sano for Story, which side do you like?

    Also which side do you like: Story and Rodon or Sano and F Liriano? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story, Story

      • Johnny Castle says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I’m just trying to move the guy…

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          @Johnny Castle: Who, Story? Because you hate home run hitting SS?

          • Johnny Castle says:
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            @Lucky Dog: lol, I know right! I have other holes I need to fill. I’m just trying to sell high before he flames out.

            • @Johnny Castle: Hmm…maybe you ought to see what he can do at Coors – his value might be even higher in a week.

              While obviously an unsustainable start, it’s pretty exciting to see what Story is doing, and know that 1/2 his games will be at altitude.

              I don’t fault you if you have other needs – personally I missed every infielder I wanted in the draft so Story was my fallback plan in the 20th. I expected 81 possible good games from him (at home) – obviously I’m thrilled with his road results.

  165. Mordacious Levator says:
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    AL only, 10 teamer with QS. getting kinda scared. staff is carrasco/buchholz/pineda/porcello/holland/berrios/kennedy/danks with lightswitching difficulties wilson in DL slot. almost NO SP out there of any type. SON likes Hill on saturday, doesn’t like danks on friday (relatively, -5.9 ain’t that bad for worst SP in AL only). drop danks for stashing norris and then add hill or hold?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: oops, latos also out there. could do the danks drop for norris stash add latos too. SON likes latos (both today and next time) less than danks coming up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know who Norris is

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: van dweller on DET.

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @Mordacious Levator: went and looked, entirety of available SP are latos/sabathia/d.norris (DL)/griffin (not yet in yahoo)/worley/weaver/nolasco/milone/hill.

  166. Dg says:
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    Drop dalier for jean mar?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Dg: drop dalier for pretty much anybody, and PHI appears to be jeenmar next up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  167. Los locos says:
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    Grey

    What a week for my bench my already vs my starters, ugh

    Starters
    Castillo
    Belt
    Kinsler
    Arenado
    Seager
    Pence
    Marte
    JD mart
    Heyward

    Bench
    Santana c
    Castro
    Wong
    Eugenio Suarez
    Santana
    Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  168. Dg says:
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    Eikoff vs mets a solid stream for tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Check SON, unlikely

  169. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Matt Moore or Aaron Nola? Woukd you drop Moore for Nola

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: nola ranked higher 5 days ago, didn’t change after he had good start, wouldn’t have likely if he hadn’t.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Mordacious Levator would you or stand pat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey I should drop Moore for Nola?

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          should I also drop Hundley for denard span

          • Mordacious Levator says:
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            @Scott Kimmel: forgot who i was answering there. haha. so it’s now been answered 3 times by two people, or otherwise known here as either par or birdie.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            sorry grey got confused. Yes to what? Dropping Moore for Nola, dropping Hundley for span and Storen for Madson or all three moves?

            • Mordacious Levator says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: sweet jesus, nola > moore for sure.

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Mordacious and grey I did the drop Moore for Nola move what about the other two moves

  170. Bubba says:
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    Offered Yelich for my Raisel Iglesias?

    Have Cruz, Heyward, Burns, and Pillar

    Along with Iglesias…I have Kluber, Salazar, Carrasco, Corbin, Velasquez, Cashner, Tillman, Conley, E. Santana, Chen, Eickhoff…it hasn’t been a good week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  171. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In a head to head mixed league, would you drop Pineda, Chen, Severino, Yordano, or Corbin to add Nicasio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  172. John says:
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    Grey,

    This is pitching staff.

    Bumgarner
    Scherzer
    Strasburg
    Corbin
    Matz
    Hendricks
    Kazmir
    Giolito
    K-Rod
    Giles
    O’Day

    5 x 5 roto. As you can see, I’m bad on saves. I have some options to imporve that stat.

    Would you do any of this:

    Bumgarner for Wade Davis and Cody Allen/David Robertson
    Kris Bryant for Rizzo and Osuna (Toronto)

    Thanks.

    • John says:
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      @John:

      Nevermind the second option. So, madison for davis and allen or robertson

      • John says:
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        @John:

        Grey, sorry to be a pain. Can you please give me your advice on this?

        Madison for Robertson(or Allen) and Wade Davis? Fair? Worth it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bum side

  173. crushbombs says:
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    grey ozuna or michael taylor overall ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  174. 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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    tolleson protection time in leagues

    holds and saves, have storen/tolleson/jumbo/allen/strop/kelley. went into year with 3 closers now have 1 and another shaky one. kela owned, rather not mess with jeenmar or anybody in the PHI shit show. drop kelley or jumbo for dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

  175. Cram It says:
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    Scout’s only weekly lineup edits right? Not like NFBC where you can edit your offense Thrusday to Sunday? I think I’m reading this right…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it is, once a week on Sunday (I believe), locking Monday morning

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Cool, I concur. Christ, I can’t blieve it’s only Thursday. Been so stressful so far!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right!

  176. crushbombs says:
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    panik or n walker ros, OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  177. Jayson says:
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    Starlin Castro/Khris Davis/Salazar for Lindor/Syndergaard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  178. Robert says:
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    Yo Grey, looks like Giles won’t be getting the chance to close for awhile. Drop him for Jeffres or Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  179. Dg says:
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    Drop Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  180. JoeG414 says:
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    Phil Hughes; anything to see here? Just a streamer ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t get involved yet

      • @Grey:

        Well I streamed him today, worked out but yeah I am not holding. My RCL team with crap starters is outpitching my starter heavy team (albeit without the 48K’s in 5 starts).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, yeah, don’t trust him

  181. Stevie says:
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    Quick question, someone just dropped Bogaerts. Right now I’m stuck with Elvis Andrus. Easy choice to claim Xander, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • @Stevie: wow – who drops their 5-6 round pick after 3 games?

      No brainier – snatch him up immediately.

  182. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey Three quick questions.
    1)should I drop Hundley for span
    2)should I drop Storen for Madson
    3) I dropped Matt Moore for Aaron Nola. Did I make a mistake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Yes 3. No

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Thanks grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey you think those are safe moves to make?

  183. Jon says:
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    What do you think about trading a reliever for Aaron Sanchez? I have 6 RPs and only need 5: Davis, Osuna, Miller, Betances, Dyson, Strickland… which of those would you deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Miller

  184. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP H2H limited moves with $100 budget ($1 pre trade deadline, $3 after trade deadline, $5 playoffs)

    Too soon to jump ship on Park? He’s my only bench bat.

    Available bats: Teixerra, Vmart, Arod, Peralta, Reddick, Zimmerman, Turner, D. Santana

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  185. Note to self:

    Check weather reports before playing any sort of daily fantasy.

    Had a stud team with Harper, Bruce, Teix, Pence, Posey – if CLE/BOS hadn’t been postponed I’d have been in the money for sure. Only $5, but it’s painful seeing 3 zeroes in my lineup.

    Football is so much easier for daily leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Lucky Dog: yeah they don’t call off football games no matter the weather. hockey either, except that one time a couple years back in NJ (or at least it was a NJ game in some city) where the power went out early in the game.

  186. JAL says:
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    G, should I be worried Semien taken out in 7th for pinch hitter? Also, thoughts on him this year? How about Addison Russell? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thoughts on him haven’t changed after 3 games…

  187. What's a Drexl? says:
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    something’s up with the ROS OPS rater. probably a minor glitch, but it has c.santana as -20ish for ROS. wasn’t able to trade for lindor as my opp is worse at MI than me, but i did have crazy volume of speed/runs OF’ers in yelich/revere/ellsbury/gardner and d.gordon, but only zimmerman/teixera (top 2 most injurable 1B in MLB) along with platooner bour, so i got c-sant str up for gardner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask Rudy

  188. Cram It says:
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    Baaaaaah!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: Baaaahhhh…

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: Now also a sacrificial Lamb!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  189. Dg says:
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    Drop Khris Davis or Brito for
    , rickard, Leonys, Rasmus, schebler, hazelbaker, villar, Ahmed

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dg: Hazzenfrazzer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  190. Mikey says:
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    Robbie Ray vs Cubs, wisler vs cardinals, lyles vs Padres

    Need a win or wait for tomorrow see if there’s more options
    Have 2 adds left

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait

  191. Fungazi says:
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    Schwaba down! It’s the curse of Grey’s schmohawks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  192. The Great Knoche says:
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    Schwarber goes down hard…oler may have just gained some value.

    • Kid A says:
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      @The Great Knoche:

      Annnndddd…

      Bryant to LF, Stella to 3rd.

      Joe Maddon doesn’t care about Cubans.

  193. Kid A says:
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    Schwarber down. MEDIC!!!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Kid A: I think he pulled the fat in his kankle!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Kid A:
      guess my shitburger nickname ain’t catching on hahaha

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Only the Shittaco

  194. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Schwarber carted off the field. Time to pick up Soler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, was at dinner

  195. Knucks says:
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    Lost in all of this schwarber and the obvious implications that has, segura has two HRs tonight after legging that out!! Hah

    • Knucks says:
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      @Knucks: hmmm I guess $5 on soler (100 budget)? I mean it didn’t look good at all. Would think maddon would have to start soler at a decent clip if no schwarber for a while. Even though he stuck la Stella at 3rd and moved Bryant tonight.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Knucks: Fck la stella, if Soler gets a couple of good games in, he’s set.

        • Knucks says:
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          @Fungazi: you mean your not worried of scuzer stealing soler’s PT??!!? Hah I kid, agreed with your above statement . And also just upped my bid to $6 . Grey loved soler prior to Dexter.

          I know you tulo owners have to be nervous. Schmohawk curse 2016!

          • Fungazi says:
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            @Knucks: I just changed my bid to $10000 so beat that. Soler power is coming!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Knucks: with schwarber’s insane cost for a platooner, added to grey telling us to not draft him at that insane price, i’m betting razzballians have much more segura stocks than schwarber.

  196. Goat tits says:
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    Trade story for Corey seager and Aaron Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Think its ankle not knee. THey never pulled up his pant leg to the knee

        • Kid A says:
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          @The Great Knoche: Seems a pretty pervy way to evaluate this question.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Kid A: Betcha you would have been outraged by all those ladies in the 1920s

      • Goat tits says:
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        @Grey: I’d probably throw in tolleson as Sanchez would be my rp. Still good?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Goat tits: wow, people are nuts. you should be chipping in somebody for ceager not the other way around.

  197. Da Fuq Delino? says:
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    @ everyone

    Soler over Khris Davis now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Da Fuq Delino? says:
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        @Grey:

        12 team 5×5 roto. Davis is my bench bat. Soler has better park and lineup if he’s getting everyday playing time right? Wait and see?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Da Fuq Delino?: He did just give you the go-ahead. Might as well do it for the upside. If you can wait and see and still pick him up then you can probably pick Davis back up if it doesn’t work out.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Da Fuq Delino?: jesus, for a second i thought something happened to k.davis, forgetting that i already knew soler gets the bump. can we drop posey for montero now is the real question.

  198. The Great Knoche says:
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    And they just confirmed Ankle not knee on Schwarber. X-Rays Negative MRI tomorrow.

  199. muskysmell says:
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    ugh…I have schwarber too….fml

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @muskysmell: early signs not bad.

  200. Duda want to build a snowman? says:
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    Grey, your schmohawk calls are just plain creepy now!

  201. goodfold2 says:
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    super deep league for last BN bat, random waivers put me in the middle for first week. somehow rickard both wasn’t bid on about 2 weeks ago (i had enough money for 2 IR replacements at min price, but altherr hadn’t got IR yet or i would’ve), yet somehow raburn went top waiver over rickard by one. i got e.carrera, with saunders possibly hurt already guess i gotta keep him over ruggiano? both grade out well compared to anybody else left out there on per game OPS rater, ruggiano much better though at $9.7.

  202. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    here i am laying, dying, on DYSON’S WHIP! and it’s all up to faulkner to get my body home.

  203. Johnc says:
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    L Martin or Rychard for the the next three games? Thanks.

  204. Jiggy Nits says:
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    what about….

    Juan Nicasio is ‘rayjuvenated’ this year!

    other options:

    Raynovated
    Raygenerated
    Rayfreshed
    Rayvitalized
    Rayconditioned
    Raycovered

    you get the idea…

  205. feeling like Peralta was stealing – he wasn’t a guy I was really targeting but he fell a couple rounds past his ADP, and at that point I figured his floor was worth it so I snatched him up.

    Dude can fill up a box score – double, triple, walk – reached base every time up, couple RNI, couple R

    i like the move to the cleanup spot too – with Goldschmidt 3 that could lead to a 100+ RBI season for a dude I drafted hoping for 70. Hope that lineup sticks. Might lose some runs, but I don’t think SBs will suffer much – he’d lead off innings plenty in the 4-spot.

    Feels like a guy on the rise – hot schmotato at least. ;)

    • @Lucky Dog: actually, revisiting the definitions list (something I recommend everyone here do at least 2x a year) I realized I misused “schmotato”, since I expect prolonged success from Peralta.

      Back to the list, there’s some great new ones is not seen, but man do I ever need a donkycorn this year.

      Who’s it gonna be in Philthy?

      Or will it be Jumbo in Cinci?

      My league finally figured out my shtick this year….took them a decade, but it’s killin my mojo. at least 5 teams “handcuffed” their closers. The wire is thin. Madsen & even O’Day are gone.

      I’ve got Allen, Visciano and for now at least Watson (PIT) & Gomez. Got any deep “next in line” suggestions? No, not the Dio song.

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