Trea Turner broke his finger when he squared around to bunt.  He hit two homers in his last game, including a walk-off homer, so of course he’s bunting.  I mean, OF COURSE.  Why wouldn’t he be bunting?  You gonna let (fill-in name) just be the best bunter in Major League history?  (Fill-in name of a bunter that no one’s ever heard of because no one cares about bunting) is not gonna go down in history as the greatest bunter without a freakin’ fight from Trea Turner?  Is he?  I mean, IS HE?!  What in the holy eff bombs!?  Don’t bunt!  Turner will likely be out for a month and everything that is wonderful can’t be mine.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Inner Monologue, “Don’t say it, don’t say it, don’t say it, don’t say it, don’t say it” Rendong!  IM, “You said it.”

Bryce Harper – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Booing a guy after he leaves in free agency feels so culturally appropriate right now in history.  Like he owes us something.  He should’ve handed out 50,000 of his own Phillies jersey at the gates like a participation trophy.  Maybe if Nats fans booed Bryce last year he would’ve stayed. That’s why he went to Philly, right?

Maikel Franco – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  I don’t know if this is a hot schmotato alert or a breakout finally that has long been overdue, but I would absolutely be all over Maikel right now in every league.

Zach Eflin – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  In the preseason, I believe I was one of the few ‘perts that liked Eflin.  Here’s what I wrote this preseason, “As for Eflin, okay, so this whole tier is guys I seriously considered writing sleeper posts on, but time got away from me, as it always does.  As the Steve Miller Band once said, “Time keeps on slippin’ slippin’.”  No wonder that guy got into music, his last name is Band.  Eflin’s velocity popped from 92 to 94 last year; he started throwing his slider a lot more, and it worked for him, and he stopped using his curve as much because it wasn’t working.  His K/9 went from garbage (under 5!) to 8.7 K/9 last year and he’s always had great command.  I really need to write a sleeper on this guy.”  And that’s me quoting me quoting the Steve Miller Band!

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .353.  Can the Phils go 162-0 without having one save opportunity?  Well, I’m not saying they can’t.

Kevin Pillar – Traded to the Giants.  That’s right, Pillar was moved, but here’s my column.  Going the other way was Alen Hanson, Derek Law, and Juan de Paula.  Was hoping that last guy would be traded to the Marlins for the butter sandwich combo of Paula/Dean.  Kevin Pillar of the Toronto community makes his way to San Fran to push out Connor Joe.  Where did you come from, where did you go, where’d you come from, Connor Eyed Joe?  I don’t know, but go back to where that is.  By the way, coincidence or not that Pillar moved closer to Standing Rock?  Pillar’s value gets a small boost, but he’s more or less the same player wherever, which is a solid 5th OF in deep leagues.  In Toronto, Anthony Alford (0-for-3) was called up to take over some OF duties.  Haha, I SAID DUTIES!  Speaking of s’s and g’s, this always cracks me up:

As for Alford for fantasy, he has some legit swing-and-miss tendencies, think 35+ K%, which will produce a .230 or lower average.  He does have some pop (10+ HRs) and better speed (25-ish SBs).  In deeper leagues, he’s an automatic add.  Or as all true crime podcasts end, “I’ll take an Alford please.”  Jays also traded for Socrates Brito.  Yes, the Jays went from a Pillar to a pillar of wisdom.  Socrates has been So-So-crates in his career, but might be the most ready outfielder for the BJs, who still suck.

Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Doesn’t his name look like it’s from a Graffiti Tag Name Generator?  Either way, he is a 20-homer hitter who doesn’t strikeout much, and not just ‘not much’ compared to every other player in the majors.  At worst, he should be on the strong side of the Jays’ DH platoon.

Andrew Cashner – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  How bad are the BJs (still suck)?  They couldn’t hit Cashner!

Jonathan Loaisiga – Will spot start today vs. the toothless Tigers.  You know what’s good to eat when you’re toothless?  Lasagna!

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first decent start by Tanaka before the All-Star Game, like, prolly, ever.  Damn, Elias Sports phoning it in.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA 0.66.  I’m gonna guess his xFIP is around 4.25 as it always is, so, no, he’s not suddenly an under-1 ERA pitcher.

Anthony Swarzak – 2/3 IP, and the save, which was a tight, two-men-on save opportunity, as he was activated from the IL.  The expectation is he will be the M’s closer.  Put nothing in one hand and expectations in the other hand and you’re walking around with two empty hands like you’re a SAGNOF pauper.

Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Shares of Subway went down $5 on the news.  That’s Fogle’s back, guys.  Stop the bear market.

Marco Gonzales – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.26.  Pretty much top-end of what I would expect from Marco, when he’s not playing hide & seek in the pool.  Won’t be a big K guy, but solid ratio bet.

Trevor Cahill – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  I don’t mind Cahill, but he feels like the type of guy you can get away with using the Stream-o-Nator on all year, no matter how well he’s pitching.

Starlin Castro – 3-for-5 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jose Urena – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 10.38.  His name translates to Joe Urine, but he’s really crap.

Brandon Nimmo – Left after being HBP’d on the hand.  That’s not HPV on the hand, though it doesn’t exclude it either, I guess.  Maybe now Mickey Callaway will overlook that Amed Rosario (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal) apparently slept with his wife, and will move him out of the bottom of the lineup.

Daniel Murphy – Out at least a month after being diagnosed with avulsion fracture.  If you own him, you’ll have revulsion for at least a month.

Ryan McMahon – Out of the lineup because the Rockies wanted to get Pat Valaika and Mark Reynolds into the lineup.  You think I’m joking.

Kyle Freeland – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Is German Marquez his pitching coach?

Blake Snell – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  Apizzarently, Snell is fine.  Can I get the same for Buehler?  Please, I’ve been a good boy, except for that one time I threw up over the balcony at a movie theater.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Who’s the dummy now for drafting Asdrubal 1st overall in front of Trout?!

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Cody’s like, “There’s no such thing as a junior slump.”

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  It’s such a nice ride owning him until he gets inexplicably hurt and misses three months.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 unearned runs, 4 Ks and a home run, for the rare daily double, Ticker Shock and pitchslap.  The pitchslap is less surprising since he’s the Giants’ best hitter.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 9.31, and he hit two homers!  First, he pitchslapped Lauer, which was payback for the button under his desk.  Then he pitchslapped A. Warren.  No word on which Warren it was, but it couldn’t have been Adam, could it?

Christian Walker – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Maybe it’s because the Zombino, Adam Jones, has woke something in the White Walker, but I am liking what I see so far, and have begun to add him to multiple teams.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homers.  As Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!”  Or “Ruh-roh, you gave up on him after five games?”

Chris Sale – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 8.00.  One K?  How many times did baby batter, Semien, face him?  That should be enough for more than one K.  Word is that he was averaging 88 MPH on his fastball, which is the lowest in his career, and going to his change more than at any time in the last three years.  His April velocity was way down last year, then it bounced back as the season went on, so I’m not selling him for scraps, but I’m concerned.

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Similar to Trevor Cahill, Fiers is solid back-end fantasy starter that is never owned, so you can use the Streamonator on him.

Brad Keller – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  Dating back to last season’s All-Star break, the best AL ERAs (from before yesterday’s games):  Snell 1.73; Clevinger 2.12; Price 2.55; Tanaka 2.76 and Brad Keller 2.79.

Ryan O’Hearn – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  He has nice power and–Forget it, he was pulled from the game for Frank Schwindel.  When your manager thinks Frank Schwindel should get at-bats over you, you have no hope.

Adalberto Mondesi – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1). My thoughts:

Blake Parker – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, so he’s got that savementum!  Parker is my bet for saves in Minnesota.  Also, in this game, the Royals had dueling garbage relievers.  Kinda like dueling banjos but more squealing.  Brad Boxberger (1 IP, 1 ER) could be the closer, but Ned Yost is supposedly not talking to him (fabulous!); Ian Kennedy (1 IP, 1 ER) is terrible; Wily Peralta is worse and Diekman is an oxymoron, so who knows.

Josh Hader – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 4th save, ERA at 0.00.  Whoever forwarded all of Kimbrel’s calls to a wrong number, thank you.  You are a total mensch (not Kevin Mench).

Anthony DeSclafani – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  His nickname is Tony Disco, because he hasn’t pitched since the Disco Era, and he has dead fantasy teams floating in his platform shoes.  I took a flyer on DeSclafani in a few deeper leagues.  He was a low-4 ERA pitcher before his career was sidelined for two years, and he’s only 28 years old, so, yeah, deep league flyer.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Be crazy if he gets back to the place fantasy-wise where we thought he was in the preseason after not doing anything for three games.

Francisco Lindor – Sidelined another three weeks, at least.  That’s all right, the Indians have Eric Stamets aka Eric Stugots.

  1. Andre says:
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    What’s up Grey,

    I literally yelled “awe SHIT” when I saw the Turner replay. He’s one of my 5 keepers in a 10tm H2H categories league that uses OBP. I also have Trout, Yelich,Acuna, and Pat Corbin so hopefully I’ll be able to manage.

    Who are you picking up to fill in for the next 4-6 weeks while Trea’s on the shelf:

    Kiké Hernandez, Ahmed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Ketel Marte ….or we also have a minor league system that I can call up Garett Hampson. Thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want Kike unless you need speed, which you probably do with Trea out, then Rosario…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It sucks, Andre… Amed

  2. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey,

    What the heck! I love fantasy baseball but I sure as heck don’t like fantasy baseball right now… Wallowing here.

    Yours despondently,

    Jake (Treat Urner owner)

    PS I’m sure recap is stellar. I’ll read it after a couple drinks later tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

  3. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, OPS, total bases and hits added for hitters, QS, holds for pitchers. keep 5 hitters and 4 pitchers (at least one of them RP). this is the really bad luck league (at least i don’t have any more than 1 out of stanton/andujar/treat urner anywhere else)
    C molina
    1B goldy
    2B schoop a doop (SS)
    SS semien
    3B cozart (replacement for andujar, best out there that both starts and has 3B in espn)
    MI kike (2B/SS/CF)
    CI cron (1B)
    LF brantley
    CF JBJ
    RF puig
    OF kiermaier (CF)
    util (1) zobrist (2B/LF/RF)
    BN (this many of these since 12 max starts for pitchers per normal sized week, 19 this week)
    treat urner, palka (LF/RF, the stanton replacement, best power guy who’s also a corner OF)
    DL (max 8): otani (have both here in espn), stanton, cespedes (obtained post draft), andujar

    SP: wheeler, price, ryu, bieber, shoemaker, kelly (stream slot), pineda, burnes (RP only for now in espn)
    RP (max 5): giles, parker, rogers, kelly (going through his bad part of season, he’ll soon be a top 10ish RP for about 6 straight weeks, then back to bottom 7 8th inning man like right now), kela, kimbrel (on BN)
    DL: hill, carmart, salazar (obtained post draft, he’s the drop if i get one more DL guy)

    who’s my add out of these for another BN bat: hanram, tellez, moreland, choo, kendrys, r-zimm, choi, d.smith. player rater says r-zimm, but i’m thinking hanram or tellez. if r.nunez had a solid job it could be him too (and a 3B backup) but he doesn’t.

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      c.walker also out there.

    • Cram It says:
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      It’s like this started out as a “rate my team” post, then you got sidetracked with justifying the reason you own some of these guys, before you realized, oh wait, my question!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go RZimm but CWalk works too if you’re into him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  4. slimbo says:
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    whats up

    Franmil reyes is available in my league would you drop any of these guys for him?

    Mcneil, Diego castillo, Braiser, or Pressly

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure if you need an OF…I’d dump Brasier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. Gigorilla says:
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    the Me pic–is that Plugs Biden?

    Trea injury — How many teams do you have him on?

    Certainly seems to be an increase in HBP hand injuries the last few years — does this correlate to increase in SO/HR totals?

    Or is it simply that pitchers are trying to keep the hitters back? Way too many HBP hand injuries lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think I own Trea in 2 leagues — He was trying to bunt

  6. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) Drop one SP for Zach Eflin or hold?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Jesus Aguilar
    2B: Jeff McNeil
    3B: –
    SS: Manny Machado (4 games away from 3B eligibility)
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Ramon Laureano
    UTL: Fernando Tatis Jr
    B: Austin Meadows

    P: Mike Clevinger
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Arodys Vizcaino
    P: Chad Green
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Hyun Jin Ryu
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Joe Musgrove
    B: Michael Wacha

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d sit tight but Grey likes Eflin a bit more than me

      • Savoy Special says:
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        Thanks DT. Yea, I’m having a tough time rationalizing dropping anyone. even Chad Green as he would be my RP option to drop if needed but I need Green to help with ratios so yea..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Savoy Special says:
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        Thanks Grey. I’ll hold.

  7. Hello Rockview says:
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    I have too many bench bats in my roto ops league

    Who are my drops ? I need to add 1 or 2 pitchers to compete

    C cervelli
    1B Alonso
    2B odor
    3b machado
    Ss mondesi
    Of benintendi
    Of acuna
    Of Bruce
    Util Cruz, bogaerts
    Bench – cano, bader, winker, Hampson, e Escobar

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Hampson, Winker

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Escobar & Winker for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker and Eduardo

  8. Dave D says:
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    Well, I had Eflin and Parker on the bench in our league in favor of Urinal and Lower.

    Enough said.

    • Cram It says:
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      You love Lauer!

      I’ve had Maikel Franco on the bench since the season started.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Who would have thunk Franco getting intentionally walked 3 times out of the 8 hole!!!!

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          isn’t that the most likely spot to get intentionally BB’d for an NL team?

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            True ….i was thinking more the fact that Franco is in the 8 hole and getting any intentional walks at all let alone three. I think the record in a game is 4

      • Dave D says:
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        Well, rolling 9 P in a 15 team league can be a little tricky. I did 8 SP this week, so the good news I have depth. I do like Lauer still. He was solid in his second stint with Pads last year and good all spring. I’m just a little miffed at benching Eflin. I’m plugging him in the rest of the way though…. I don’t think Ill need to worry about SP’s. Parker getting saves over May is fine by me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • Dave D says:
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        I can top that with benching Freddy Peralta today in four leagues today. Bigger ouch. Well, on the bright side is at least I own him x 4.

        New resolution: Urena to bench permanently in every league where I own a better pitcher regardless of match ups or recent performance

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have Ryan Zimmerman benched for his big day — Urena’s not moving off my bench until he has a good game

        • Moneyball says:
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          Just park him on the waiver wire? Problem solved.

  9. Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. have this: (10 team h2h here)
    C jansen
    1B box wine (OF)
    2B altuve
    SS villar (2B)
    3B r.nunez
    MI harrison (2B)
    CI kendrys (1B)
    OF (4) bauers (1B), grichuk, mullins, comish gordon
    util (1) hanram
    BN r.ruiz (3B, so i have the BAL starter every day till vlad is up)
    DL: duffy, otani, upton
    NA vlad (3B)
    SP: shoemaker, porcello, gibson, fiers, bieber, smyly, paxton, thornton, minor
    RP (max 4, holding an extra SP for now since opp has few holds guys): barnes, pressly, buttrey
    DL: swarzak (he’ll be my 4th RP), tepera (or him later)

    1. guess smyly is my eventual drop for swarzak

    2. drop harrison or a.gordon for either of: l.garcia (leadoff at WSOX and counts as MI, but neither of him nor harrison have done much, and harrison liked better by the raters), leonys (dropped just now, leadoff at CLE but will probably lose time when zimmer’s back)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Meh, Gordon I guess Leonys, doesn’t do a ton for me

  10. Tom says:
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    Grey you had Franco outside your top 500 which I thought was nuts.

    • Cram It says:
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      Based on the thought that the Phils would sign Machado. After he signed, he reranked him.

      • Tom says:
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        Yea yea I know we’ve been down that road, when killing CBS or ESPN for their rankings is the thought process also considered or is it just a cold look at the rankings?

    • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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      you should’ve noticed the super low at bats franco had when it looked semi-likely that machado would be in PHI (which WOULD’VE badly hurt franco). those in the projections now should be normal amounts for a starter. franco assuming the at bats would’ve been a weak starting 3B or more likely middle of the road CI for 12 teamer’s.

      • Tom says:
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        Hot Stove rumors are nothing more than that until they come to fruition, Franco was and is the Phils starting third baseman. Maybe he should have been ranked higher and then knocked down if they actually signed Machado?

        • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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          rudy’s got the $ per game, if you wanted to assume he was starting use that. for deep leagues you should be using that anyway. if you think grey’s jumping the gun on ANY player (both positive or negative) i’d look at those as well. the $ per game for franco shouldn’t have changed much whether he was starting or not.

          and it’s pretty clear if you assumed franco was going to be the starting 3B his ranking WOULD be nuts, but this would’ve been JUST as true back before machado signed somewhere other than PHI right. seems kinda odd (there’s other more accurate adjectives here as well) to wait for franco to start the year BY FAR better than he’s ever done and say how “nuts” the ranking was when it’s pretty clear that exact ranking was based on something that didn’t happen at all and was later adjusted. grey also would’ve said his earlier ranking for franco was low, and that it was based even at that time on him not being a full starter.

          – i do agree with you on the ranking should’ve been higher till machado actually did sign there. but it’s pretty funny that you wait till now to say this. others of us noticed this over a month ago and asked, then found out the obvious answer of yeah we should move him up if machado doesn’t sign there. i know i used the rudy $ per game on him in my own rankings.

          • Tom says:
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            I didn’t just wait till now, I called Grey out on it when he first posted his initial top 500, so I didn’t just jump on the hot start, so it’s pretty funny that you would say that I did.

            • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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              maybe so, but it’s not half as funny that you come back when it just so happens that franco tears the world up in the first less than week of season. had he not done that would you be in here (again, apparently) on this topic? guessing nope. if franco was 3-22 with 23 singles would this have been typed today?

              would grey be a genius for ranking franco low when he thought machado was signing with PHI and then didn’t but as of now franco was 0-22? nope. so if that’s true how “nuts” could it have been to rank him low when assuming machado signing?

              i do agree that it’d be easier if players were ranked when they are listed starters then adjust later rather than assume signings then have to adjust after that didn’t happen.

              • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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                2-3 singles, not 23 singles in 22 at bats.

                • Tom says:
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                  First I’m a Johnny come lately now that that theory was wrong I’m wrong for jumping back in, can’t win. As far as posting about real time results I’m pretty sure that’s the way things are done around here, it’s for fun. You know like when Grey points out that so and so who happens to be hot was one of his sleepers. Or when someone gets hurt Grey points out the next day that he told us to avoid that guy. Grey’s the best can’t the rest of us have some fun too?

                  • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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                    if you were just kidding here ok. there are guys (not you apparently) that come in here and talk what they mean to be actual shit on stuff just like this. sorry to confuse you with one of those. cherry picking for fun is a lot different than cherry picking used as what’s considered an actual attack though.

        • Cram It says:
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          Maybe, but really, who would have drafted Franco in the middle rounds before Machado was signed?

          • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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            depends on league size. i still would’ve in deep leagues. if this guy is worried about how he didn’t draft franco in a 12 team league due ONLY to grey’s ranking and he drafted back before machado signed (and this SURE sounds like why he’s NOW showing up about this) he shouldn’t be too worried, esp as it wouldn’t be the middle rounds even after grey adjusted his rankings after machado to SD, it would’ve been the very late rounds. franco was averaging like 22nd round in a 12’er by his ADP.

            i remember manually adjusting where franco’s rank was (but most of my leagues were after machado signing anyway) for deep leagues. i know for NL only i overdrafted kang thinking “i’m either getting kang or franco” figuring if i didn’t grab kang where i did the 2 of them were going to be gone soon. i was wrong though, rounds later franco was still around and i grabbed him for the CI slot.

          • Tom says:
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            I guess I should be thankful, I was getting Franco in the late teens early 20 rounds all winter in NFBC’s. So far so good.

            • knucks says:
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              Some guy called into Philly radio this morning and mentioned he was laughed at when he took Franco in the 5th round in his fantasy baseball league. Was this you?

              • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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                should’ve been laughed at since he could’ve easily gotten him at round 17-18 and probably had like a 95% or higher chance of getting him there EVEN IF he KNEW he’d have the stats for this year he now has (so assume he had a time machine basically)

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

              • Tom says:
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                LOL, no wasn’t me, like I said above was getting him late teens early twenties.

                • Captain Obvious says:
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                  Pipp is this you?

                  • Tom says:
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                    You got me.

  11. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Nice TreaT Urner recap!!

    a. God’s speed, Trea. God’s speed.

    b. On Earth 2, where we hit with our legs and run on our hands, Turner broke his leg. Surprisingly, he’ll be out for the same amount of time as he will be on Earth 1 and sports announcers on both Earths announced the same thing, with only the ending swapped out.

    1. Earth 1 – Thank God he doesn’t run on his hands.

    2. Earth 2 – Thank God he doesn’t run on his legs.

    c. Fell to last place in my RCL. The good news? Better to be last on April 3 than last on October 1, right?

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 3

    Bud Abbott: I had to get a job! You don’t want to work!
    Lou Costello: What’re you doing?
    Bud Abbott: I got a job at a bakery.
    Lou Costello: Good! What’re you doing there?
    Bud Abbott: Loafing.
    Lou Costello: [reacts] Loafing?
    Loafing – Bud Abbott confuses Lou Costello about loafing around vs. making loaves of bread — loafing — at a bakery
    Bud Abbott: Loafing!
    Lou Costello: Where?
    Bud Abbott: In a bakery.
    Lou Costello: You working?
    Bud Abbott: Well, certainly.
    Lou Costello: Doing what?
    Bud Abbott: Loafing!
    Lou Costello: That’s what I was doing here, I was taking it easy …
    Bud Abbott: No, no, no, not that kind of loafing. You’re just a lazy idiot.
    Lou Costello: I was taking it easy, same as you.
    Bud Abbott: I work when I loaf!
    Lou Costello: How can you work and loaf at the same time?
    Bud Abbott: Why not?
    Lou Costello: Can they do that?
    Bud Abbott: That’s what they pay me for!
    Lou Costello: They pay you for what?
    Bud Abbott: To loaf!
    Lou Costello: [aggravated] How do they pay you to loaf?
    Bud Abbott: I work for the baker, I’m loafing there.
    Lou Costello: You loaf, you don’t do a thing! How much do they pay you at the baker store?
    Bud Abbott: A dollar and a half an hour.
    Lou Costello: For loafing
    Bud Abbott: I’m a union man! I belong to the union!
    Lou Costello: I’m loafing here, and I don’t get nothing for it!
    Bud Abbott: You’re not supposed to get money for that kind of loafing!
    Lou Costello: Can I loaf there with you?
    Bud Abbott: I should say not; you’ve got to join the union.
    Lou Costello: [confused] I gotta join a union of loafers?
    Bud Abbott: You can’t loaf without belonging to the union.
    Lou Costello: Well, what do you think of that? You mean I gotta join a union in order to loaf?
    Bud Abbott: Well, certainly!
    Lou Costello: Don’t say nothin’ but I was loafing here the union knowin’.
    Bud Abbott: No, you weren’t loafing here, you can’t loaf here! You can’t loaf here, you’ve got no dough.
    Lou Costello: I got no dough? That’s why I’m loafing, because I don’t got no dough.
    Bud Abbott: No, no, you got dough you could loaf. Then you’d have to get a card and join the union.
    Lou Costello: You mean, you’ve gotta have dough to loaf?
    Bud Abbott: Well sure, how can you loaf without dough?
    Lou Costello: That’s very hard, I’ve been trying to do it.
    Bud Abbott: You can’t do anything.
    Lou Costello: I can’t retire right now, I’ve got to have a job.
    Bud Abbott: Someday come down to the bakery, I’ll show you how to loaf. I do real loaf. In fact, you know, I’ve never told you this, my whole family were loafers.
    Lou Costello: No kidding.
    Bud Abbott: Sure, my father was a bigger loafer than me.
    Lou Costello: He was?
    Bud Abbott: Yeah, he was one of the best loafers in the family.
    Lou Costello: I think you’re a better loafer than your father.
    Bud Abbott: I know that now, because he taught me how to loaf.
    Lou Costello: You know you’re a bigger loafer than your father?
    Bud Abbott: Oh sure, sure.
    Lou Costello: You’re a bigger loafer than me too, ain’t ya?
    Bud Abbott: You’re no loafer.
    Lou Costello: I’m not?
    Bud Abbott: Certainly not.
    Lou Costello: What?
    Bud Abbott: You’re just a lazy, no good for nothing … whatever you are.
    Lou Costello: [angry] How can I be lazy? You just told me I’m no loafer, you’re a loafer, not me!
    Bud Abbott: But I get paid for loafing, you don’t!
    Lou Costello: That’s what I don’t understand – work in a bakery store, get paid a dollar and a half an hour for loafing!
    Bud Abbott: That’s right!
    Lou Costello: This I don’t understand!
    Bud Abbott: What do you mean you don’t understand? What’s to understand?
    Lou Costello: I don’t understand you working and loafing and getting paid for it!
    Bud Abbott: Wait a minute …
    Lou Costello: Can I get a job there, doing the same thing?
    Bud Abbott: No …
    Lou Costello: I can’t get a job there!
    Bud Abbott: You have to belong to the union.
    Lou Costello: All you do is talk, talk, talk, and all I hear – you don’t say nothin’ – loafing!
    Bud Abbott: I don’t say anything?
    Lou Costello: No!
    Bud Abbott: Look, you go to the union, you get a card, you go to the baker, they give you dough. You knead the dough first …
    Lou Costello: I need the dough, and how I need the dough!
    Bud Abbott: You knead the dough in order to loaf.
    Lou Costello: I need the dough in order to loaf?
    Bud Abbott: That’s right.
    Lou Costello: Give me some dough and I’ll get something to eat in the joint.
    Bud Abbott: You can’t get any dough …
    Lou Costello: Poor Bingo, I don’t know what he’s gonna do without a parent … I just wanna ask you one thing.
    Bud Abbott: What?
    Lou Costello: What makes a balloon go up?
    Bud Abbott: Hot air.
    Lou Costello: What’s holding you down?

    Again, this sketch ends kind of strange like our fantasy baseball season. Enjoy it!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Gr8m8 says:
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      Are these quotes or entire bits? More irreverency!

      Trea Turner is just temporarily injured lol

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      “…c. Fell to last place in my RCL. The good news? Better to be last on April 3 than last on October 1, right?…”

      yeah but second place is just first loser so what is the difference?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Didn’t those guys have any one liners?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Grimey! Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C. Indeed D. Haha

  12. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Somehow I ended up with only one 3B eligible dude on my roster after our auction… Eduardo Escobar.

    Ok, ok, are you done laughing? No….I’ll wait.

    B.Drury, Y.Diaz, Z.Cozart, M.Rojas, R.Ruiz, Y.Solarte, Y.Sanchez, M.Prado, J.D. Davis, La Stella!!!, Descalso, A.Diaz, H.Perez, R.Nunez, and C.Moran are available.

    Who do I drop for EE?

    • peacecoast says:
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      hold

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like Yandy assuming he’s not hurt

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Yandy was my first thought; however, I haven’t heard anything about his ankle injury other than, “Kevin Cash indicated they believe it to be a minor issue” and didn’t want to drop EE if Yandy was hurt. I might see if I can throw Yandy in the lineup and move EE to the bench. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with peace

  13. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    in a keep 6 16 teamer with OPS, holds, QS, hits added h2h league i got an offer of my thor for kluber. going into year due to QS i had kept corbin/thor/arenado/goldy/segura/gallo (start only 3 OF no CI/MI, 2 utils, so a shallow yahoo league per roster). now i have otani DH and puig who might be better keepers anyway if thor shits out or they suddenly admit he needs some kind of surgery (as it’s looked since about july or so), even if i DIDN’T keep kluber (age 33 now) this might be a good idea now, obviously in the short term i’d be a good idea.
    C jansen
    1B goldy (K)
    2B odor (he’s been a keeper OR early drafted in round 7-8 (earliest rounds post keepers) for the last 3 years by me)
    SS segura (K)
    3B torenado (K)
    OF (3) puig, laureano, gallo (1B, K)
    util (2) j.polanco, cron
    BN joc (ass loads of lefties or off days for him just now)
    DL (5) brocktune, otani DH
    SP: sandy, corbin, thor, happ, annabelle, lucchesi, pineda, yarbrough
    RP (max 8): raisel, barnes, brasier, parker, kelly, buttrey
    NA (1) puk

    2. also for here, any drops if swarzak is still around by monday morning early (only 4 moves in this league, i’ve used mine for joc, sandy A, buttrey, yarbrough, so he probably won’t be around in that many days). i have like 2.5 or so closers now (depending if parker is worth .5 or not), which might be optimal for a saves and holds sold separately 16 teamer anyway.

    • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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      4 moves PER week, if that wasn’t obv. although i have seen people in here talking about leagues with like 20 moves per year, so anything is possible (some guy i knew asked me if i’d join a decent sized money league with i think 50 moves per year and i laughed in his face)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d hold but I get why you’d do it
      2. I’d cut Joe Kelly or Buttrey for Swarzak

      • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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        1. guessing this since you’ll still see thor as a keeper if he’s actually healthy here? is exactly 6.33 years younger than kluber.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Yea I just think Kluber is a decent step up from Thor still for this year. I always weigh this year pretty heavily and worry about keepers later…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You do get too old for balloons, btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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        i’m either misreading you guys here or DT misread this part and grey agreed with his thinking:
        ” i got an offer of my thor for kluber”

        i own thor already here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Kluber

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha nice

              • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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                yeah when yr a kid they are colorful shiny cool stuff, when you are older and want to turn off the power in your enemy’s stronghold they become useful again.

                – if not for
                1. thor is clearly injured since like july (or just got shitty, honestly probably being touched by the mess’ “doctors” this long he probably has a plague of some kind)
                2. even in QS if otani gets anywhere near that 13th overall hitter on a per game basis (OPS rater LOVES LOVES LOVES him and says that) he should be kept over pitchers anyway. puig could too. i might be back to 5 hitter/1 SP kept next year (likely goldy/segura/torenado/otani/corbin and somebody else)
                i wouldn’t even be asking this, i’d hold thor easily.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  1. I think so 2. I see

  14. The Staff Infection says:
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    You were very right for ranking Murphy low and very wrong for ranking Turner high!

    • peacecoast says:
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      huh because rankings can predict HBP injuries?

      • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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        think he’s joking, not actually meaning “right” or “wrong” to be after the fact lucky/unlucky on injuries.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        yeah i don’t get that it was freak injury

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          I think his point is that Grey was crowing about Daniel Murphy getting hurt the other day, then the same thing happens to Turner. I don’t anyone is so “injury-prone” that their fingers break super easily.

          • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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            except tulo in COL. that dude’s body was literally made out of some glass-like substance while in that atmosphere. dude broke some ribs once making a routine play while there (that is a drop in bucket when seeing his entire COL injury history as well)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  15. Dan says:
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    Elfin is available in my league. Worth an add if you are dropping Strahm for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  16. Drew says:
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    Marwin or ketel as bench bat in 16-team OPS keeper?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ketel for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. foul balls says:
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    Loosing trea is a big ouch, would you trade degrom treinen for Baez? Thanks as always

    • bigbear says:
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      Yes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with bear

  18. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Damn I have Trey Trey in both my leagues…exactly why is he bunting!!

    Bryce Harper reminds me of when Pete Rose came here he has this team motivated you notice they run everything out Herrara would have watched that ball in the 8th drop this year he’s standing on 2nd.

    Harpers 2nd hit he ripped a line shot off a nasty slider on the outside of the plate opposite field off one of the best in the league if your a pitcher how do you approach him when he is doing that? Also that bomb in the stands he pulled off on that and still hit upper deck.

    And Kaplar’s new offense on defense philosophy is great Hoskins thowing out Dozier from 1st on sherzer’s sac bunt was incredible.

    they complain about phillies fans but did you see the nat’s fans threw ice on harper and Fanco when they were celebrating Franco’s HR in the 2nd? next they’ll be booing santa

    it’s a good time to be a philly sports fan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was thinking same with Nats fans and Phillie fans… They’ve been reversed, if for one day

  19. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Also thankfully i have six shorts stops in my other auto draft league
    turner, machado, mondesi, correa, peraza, seager,

    i have machado as utiltiy who would you start next week mondesi?

  20. bigbdart says:
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    Belly! Get my belt!

    Pouring one out for my homie (Trea).

    Fun fact on Chris Davis: Going back to the end of last year he’s 1 for his last 49 ABs… … … with 25 Ks… Yikes. Put this dude out of his misery and move on already!

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      yeah for real,its sad to see him trying to hit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s something on Davis

  21. peacecoast says:
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    Trea anchored 1 of my teams, thankfully I have Mondesi also. I’ve watched him play a bunch and he could be top 20. Who do I know that predicted that?

    Rockies really are bad outside of Coors aren’t they?

    Gotta love when you stream Starlin Castro and he hits a HR! People who play many RCL’s must either not stream or have no lives. Why leave a hitter slot empty when you can stream a good matchup??

    Streaming Loaisaga tonight. Good move right?

    Off to Baltimore!

    • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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      yeah i’ve been benching principle blackman and desmond where i can due to being @ MIA or TB for days now.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep, stream him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not good outside of Coors — should never leave an emoty slot open if you can avoid it — I like Lasagna there… Have fun!

  22. Jays for Days says:
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    should I drop Taylor Rogers to pick up Eflin? Already have Strop, Leclerc, and Allen

    • Jays for Days says:
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      and also is swarzak better for saves than any of those 3 guys? Or should I leave Eflin on the wire and take Swarzak instead of Rogers…

      • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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        swarzak over rogers for saves only.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I’d drop Rogers for Eflin and hold those 3 other RPs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Hey man. 10 man 5×5 league with limited pick ups so i cant stream too much–i like my hitting but my starters have gotten off to a rough start. Do you think i can fashion a decent season with the following team?
    Of-Acuna
    Of-Bellinger
    Of-Robles
    C-Alfaro
    Mi-Machado
    Mi-Baez
    Ci-Muncy
    Ci-E.Suarez
    DH-Albies
    Bench-Laureano, Voit, Mcneil, Profar

    P-Buehler
    P-Taillion
    P-Wheeler
    P-Happ
    P-Glasnow
    Rp-Leclerc
    Ro-Alvarado

    Bench P-Urias, Will Smith, Woodruff, Severino

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      I reckon your startin’ pitchin’s gonna need some tendin’ to.

      • Jeremy Burke says:
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        Yeah huh? I was hoping its a little early to panic. Thanks though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind the pitching, but a few of those guys did have concerning starts

  24. Joe R says:
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    Dropping Palka for Renfroe or hold? Trying not to overreact to Palka still searching for a hit.

    • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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      if renfroe starts starting sure. he’s still listed as BN and has started 2/6 games. having said that if this is shallow league you probably can get palka back anyway.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Seems fine although I still wouldn’t expect Renfroe to play everyday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, but I’d prolly hold for a few more

  25. Five-on-One says:
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    Two pitching questions for today (5×5, 12-team, weekly line-ups)

    1) Please rank the following starters – I will likely start 3 of them and am leaning toward sitting either Happ or Woodruff.
    Happ @BAL (SON value $15.0, but he didn’t look good first time out)
    Ryu @StL ($0.6, why isn’t SON a believer?)
    Woodruff vCHC (-$6.8, again why doesn’t SON like him?)
    Loaisiga vDET ($15.6) and @HOU (-1.3) (two start gamble?)

    2) Please rank the following RPs (holds don’t count)
    I am going with Giles and Alvarado, but also will start one of Holland, Parker, Dominguez and Bradley. That is the order I would put them in. Thoughts?

    Thank you

    • Cram It says:
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      We’re ranking RP’s for one day? Depends who they’re playing, the pitchers, maybe their usage the last few days, i.e. chances for a save opp. If not, Parker.

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Cram – I think you hit the ‘caustic reply button’ a bit too quickly. Weekly line-ups mean that I am not asking for a one-day ranking. That said, I do appreciate the actual useful response (Parker). It is so unlike you, but maybe there is hope for us all. Maybe we can all evolve…

        • Cram It says:
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          Those factors still come into play…who they’re playing, how many games, etc… But you’re welcome!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) I’d bench Woodruff
      2) Your order looks fine, I might swap Holland and Parker…I just don’t trust Holland

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      if he IS ranking RP for one day their is an exact tool for this in the tools. hint: it’s got reliever in the name.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with SON there 2. Parker

  26. Slappy Jack says:
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    had some time to kill this morning, and thought to myself
    “what would a team look like if you just listened to Grey?”
    so I mock drafted the first 20 picks using yahoo adp (pick)

    C
    1b Bellinger (4th)
    2b Mondesi (6th)
    3b Saurez (5th)
    ss Baez (2nd)
    Of Yelich (1st)
    Of Soto (3rd)
    Of Rosario (7th)
    UT Robles (11)
    UT Piscotty (15)
    bn Domingod (20)

    SP Clevlinger (8)
    SP Wheeler (9)
    SP Castillo (13)
    SP Paddack (14)
    SP Glasnow (16)
    SP Random usable Dodger SP (17)
    SP Lucchesi (19)

    RP Hader (10)
    RP Giles (12)
    RP Random leftover Closer (18)

    if someone reached for their guys, that lineup should have theoretically been attainable

    What do you think Grey and random commenters?

    I still think it’s nutso that Lucchesi and Domingo Santana could have been had sooooo late

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like a solid team to me, especially that hitting…

  27. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    let’s get that nimmo hand swelled up really really nice (add fowler’s foot in there), i could get me some keon or o’neill action for deeper spots going right quick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  28. Brett says:
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    Morning Grey!

    Can you prioritize the following “closers”
    Swarzak, Romo, Parker

    Also, my league (12 teams daily) We have categories for both saves and one for holds. My current pen is: Alex Reyes, Familia, Brasier, Leclerc, Chapman. Would you cut Brazier for any of the “closers” above?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Flip a coin…Parker, Romo, Swarzak. Yea, I’d swap Brasier out for one of em, saves are a little more predictable than holds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. Trickrey says:
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    Max Muncy was dropped in my 12 team redraft league (5×5 OBP). Pick him up and drop Voit? Currently have Pete Alonso and Luke Voit as my 1b options and don’t have roster size to carry a 3rd

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Voit but it’s pretty much a toss up for me

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      oh hells yeah, drop voit for muncy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy over Voit, but close

  30. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    Can you rank these Starters (QS instead of Wins)
    Effin, Woodruff, Strahm, Burnes

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Burnes, Strahm, Woodruff, Eflin for me

      • peacecoast says:
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        Not sure how often strahm goes 6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff, Eflin

  31. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Lost Andujar yesterday, Turner today. This is fun!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  32. Mike says:
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    Dynasty 5×5 league trade

    Gleyber for Garrett Hampson and Walker Buehler…. which side wins?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Buehler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. Itsfkrreal says:
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    Do you think a goldschmit/Wong/muncy for trea turner/rendon trade could be appropriate here? It’s a keeper league and turner and goldy are both $10. Feel like it may be my only time to try and get trea!

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  34. ryan says:
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    would you drop greg allen for anthony alford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  35. Ben W says:
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    For the rest of the season: Jose Ramirez or Kris Bryant?

    • peacecoast says:
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      Ugh. Tough one. Too close to call.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      JRam for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  36. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 OBP

    Trade my ozuna for carrasco

    Too many hitters especially in OF, with ohtani clogging up my util spot in a few weeks. Or trade a younger OF for a lesser pitcher?

    Stanton IL, Soto, Marte, Puig, Ozuna, Meadows, Bader, lowe

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Brent Briere says:
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    Great write up grey, I still think turner paces the league in sb’s

    Profar dropped to 8, and still struggling.. hold?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Who are your other options?

      • Brent Briere says:
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        Christian walker, mcneil, astudillo, laureano, or I could grab a pitcher like caleb smith, alcantra, or gibson

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Agree with Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so on Trea… The A’s lineup is fluid, hold

  38. Game Of Throws says:
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    I LOL’d so hard at the Mondesi meme, that I almost spit out my milk. And for the PETA commenters out there it was cow milk, not the almond variety.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  39. jon says:
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    Who’s sharing Lasagna with me tonight!!??

    • peacecoast says:
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      I can’t think of a witty reply! I am on board tho.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Call me Garfield

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Embarrassed to admit not only that I understood this, but that I actually thought it was funny.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey, life’s about all sorts of pasta-bilities — sorry (not sorry)

    • knucks says:
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      Check the weather forecast (not for rain). I think I’m seeing that the wind is blowing out at 20 mph, so something to consider. Not that the Tigers lineup is scary but they got a few guys that could put one over the wall.

  40. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great write up. How would you rank these:

    Franco
    Christian Walker
    Yuli Gurriel
    Eduardo Escobar

    Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Escobar, Franco, Gurriel for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  41. synyster says:
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    This is why you don’t sit your studs. Sat Mondesi yesterday because of the Matchup Ratings portion of Yahoo saying it was a bad matchup for him. Stupid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never sit studs

  42. Rambungo says:
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    Favorite 2 relievers

    Holland
    Givens
    Jeffress
    Swarzak
    May
    Rogers
    Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin right now… Holland, Parker

  43. crimedog says:
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    Anyone have any insight on the longest trea day could be out? From my understanding a simple fracture would be 4 weeks but ligament damage could be longer, any idea how much longer if that’s the case?

    • peacecoast says:
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      Assume 4-6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s non-displaced, agree with Peace

      • crimedog says:
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        Oh nice, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. Y thou says:
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    Where are you with Mullins at the moment? Do you think he can get it going soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so, it has almost been a week

  45. Lt says:
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    In a points league and nothing to lose at this point, start
    today
    A. Sanchez @ Cleveland
    Junis vs Tigers I think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  46. Keeks says:
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    Drop Hampson for Healy, Walker, or Mcmahon?

    Preesh!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d keep Hampson unless you don’t need steals, then McMahon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now’s not the time to drop Hampson, Murphy just hurt himself

  47. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    2B is my weakest position (Jeff McNeil) and Ryan McMahon is my bench bat. Would you drop either for Sterling Castro? Note. McMahon is rated #501 (is that an outdated value or due to his “part-time” status).

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  48. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Amazing title…Rudy?

    Already getting hit up for trade offers looking to give me a SS for Trea in my 12 team keep 5 league. I don’t have any other SS and best option on the wire is Ketel Marte or nothing. Assuming Trea is out for a month or more, do either of these offers received work for you? OBP OPS (not AVG).

    My $8 Buehler for his $15 Correa or $8 Tatis Jr?

    Keep 5 forever, +$3 annually. Top 1-50 players in 2020 will go for $28-$60 at auction (or 80 if you’re the guy in my league who drafted trout).

    Not that I’m thinking at all about keepers yet, but barring catastrophe, my keepers in 2020 will by $9 Nola $7 Vlad, $11 Rhys, $11 Bellinger and then one of Buehler $44 Trea $20 Dahl or wildcard in-season waiver grab…so Buehler isn’t absolutely critical to my future team.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d do the Correa one since you don’t really need to worry about the keeper aspect

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, title was Rudy…. Agree with DT

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! Would have bet you’d say Tatis!

        This change anything if I mention that Jorge Polanco was just dropped?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In what way would it change?

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            If you thought Polanco was a good enough guy to hold the fort down instead of trading away Walker.

            (The Tatis comment was unrelated b/c I just listened to you on the Ditka pod talking about him)

            Thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              But I do agree with DT, keepers aren’t going to do you much good here… I do like Tatis, but you’re trying to win this year.. Polanco is fine, he’s not Correa (or even Tatis)

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                Ah, thanks + agreed. I’m going for the elusive three-peat in this league (tough with the randomness of H2H playoffs!) so, yes, definitely trying to win this year, keepers be damned.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, exactly

  49. mUshi says:
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    in a 20 team keeper (keep forever), who would you rather have:
    mondesi or eloy?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mondesi but really close for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  50. Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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    Pete Alonso or Luke Voit? Is it close?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alonso, it’s close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  51. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    10 team, h2h, 6×5 including ops. Would you drop Eduardo Escobar for any of the following?

    Jeff McNeil, Ryon Healy, Soler, or Kike Hernandez

    My team is below:

    C – Yadier
    1b – Goldschmidt
    2b – Albies
    3b – Arenado, Eduardo Escobar
    ss – Mondesi, Villar
    of – Trout, Yelich, Acuna, Dahl, Domingo Santana, Mazara

    sp – Scherzer, Corbin, Marquez, Lucchesi, Glasnow, Woodruff, Kikuchi, Musgrove
    rp – Alvarado, Barnes, Greene

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Kike but I know Grey loves Escobar…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for a few more

      • Charlie says:
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        Thanks! Escobar has been a bit frustrating, all be it early in the year, meanwhile McNeil and Kike have done nothing but hit, and you love McNeil. But I’ll hold for a bit more. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is 5 games into the season

  52. What up, Grey! April ain’t foolin’ with the injuries.

    Do you like White Walker over Bauers?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I prefer Bauers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  53. JayHay says:
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    How would you prioritize these SPs to pick up and hold for redraft leagues:
    Eflin
    Burnes
    Woodruff
    Caleb Smith
    Pablo Lopez
    Montas
    Giolito
    Boyd

    Everyday I want to add pitchers but I only have so many roster spots and transactions left. (actually out of transactions, curse you Japan games!!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eflin

      • JayHay says:
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        How bout a top 3?

          • JayHay says:
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            You’re better than that Grey. That Top 100 list is from late Feb. Things change once you’ve seen guys start the year, over reactions not withstanding. Just wanted to see where your head was at. Didn’t know I upset you. I won’t ask again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not upset, things don’t change dramatically after one start

              • JayHay says:
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                Jamaican me almost cry. Thanks Grey. Internet hug. Punch me for being hyper sensitive.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, No problem, cmon, you big lug!

  54. Who is the better streamer for tonight; Shoemaker vs Nate Karns, Ross Stripling vs Derek Holland or Julio Teheran vs Jon Lester? Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does SON say?

    • Right, if you have a subscription…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • peacecoast says:
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      Pinder? Barely knew her!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        *Know* her — she’s still around, peace

        • frankgrimes says:
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          Ha

  55. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Buehler or Corbin ros 10 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  56. Five-on-One says:
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    Need to sit one of these hitters for the week (5×5. H-Tron has similar values for them all. Leaning to sit JBJ (I just don’t like him).

    Peraza ($7.9)
    JBJ ($7.9)
    Profar ($7.9)
    Tim Anderson ($5.2)
    Laureano ($4.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

  57. Drew says:
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    10-team points based keeper trade question. No negative points for hitters.
    I give Mondesi and Bichette (both at $4) and get Harper ($30).

    I have a waiver out for Ketel and/or could slide Machado into Mondesi’s SS position.

    Loads of minor league talent out there too. Eg., I could pick up someone like Kieboom or Kiriloff for an MiLB keeper going into next year.
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  58. sopadopa666 says:
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    Some WW advice: Im in a 14 team 5×5. Drop Delino or Kepler for Bruce? I have Whit for steals… Domingo/Blackmon/Schwarber in the OF already.
    Thanks
    -g

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  59. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team OBP league. Any thoughts on Willy Adames? He’s my cheap SS.

    Should I drop him for any of these dudes?
    Ahmed, B.Crawford, M.Rojas, Galvis, Mercer, R.Martin, Daniel Robertson, JT Riddle, Richard Urena, Stamets, A.Diaz, Iglesias, Holt, D.Moore, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, these names do something for you?

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Not really. What do you think of Willy A?? I have him for a buck and it is a 2-year keeper league. If not this year, he is gonna break out soon, right?

        • Cram It says:
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          I’d take that chance over any of the guys you listed and their expected mediocrity.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like him

          • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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            Thanks!

            If Cram and Grey are down with him I won’t FREE WILLY from my roster.
            bwahaha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  60. jason batteiger says:
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    MIN’s going with the “why the F not BN almost all the starters since we’re playing homer F’ing bailey”, might as well give everybody else a rest day there. cron/buxton/schoop a doop and whoever usually catches there off. and some dude named marwin off too.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      if you want some cheap as shit stacks there ya go, the backups probably cost nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  61. Luke says:
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    Should I use waiver priority to pick up E.Escobar and drop Marwin Gonzalez? Also, would you trade Miggy (my player) for Luccessi. I have alonso playing at first already.

    • Alcesto says:
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      I have Eduardo Escobar and he’s terrible. Am I missing something?

    • Luke says:
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      Woodruff is also available on waivers,

      I could drop either Gonzalez (Marwin), Chacin, Eflin, Glasnow, Burnees for, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chacin for Woodruff

  62. Wally Pipp says:
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    12 team league head to head.

    I have hader, holland and cody allen for saves.

    Im thinking hader keeps the closer role all year, and i dont need cody allen in h2h format.

    Crazy to cut cody allen for the Catholic Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Allen

  63. Mike

    Mike says:
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    PSA for all the little leaguers reading this site…this is why you don’t wrap your freaking fingers around the barrel when you bunt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… We call this segment, Dad time with Prospect Mike

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        If you’re good I’ll let you have a sip of my Coor’s Light. Don’t tell mom!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dad, mom left two years ago

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            What are you talking about? She’s right over there. *points to a pile of laundry and a mop formed into the crude shape of a woman*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We’re gonna get you some more beer and watch a game, all right, Pops?

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                ha! sounds fantastic go phils!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s it, dad, that’s it *dials sister who abandoned family* “We need to start making other arrangements.”

                  • Mike

                    Mike says:
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                    ha! put me in a home! I dare ya!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Dad, you are in a home. Mine. And I want you out.

                    • Mike

                      Mike says:
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                      I’ve soiled myself.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We’re going to leave you at the Elk Lodge

    • Cram It says:
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      Seriously, it’s bunting 101. I think it becomes uncool to do it properly at the major league level, or something.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Yeah I don’t get it.

  64. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey! Luis Castillo looked great against the pirates, but his start was bumped back a day and now he gets Milwaukee slightly off schedule. Any worries running him out there in 5×5 12-team mixer? Eovaldi is at Oakland, he’s got to be benched after his first outing, right?

    I’ve also got Marquez @TB, Lucchesi v. AZ, and t. Williams v. NYM, but those seem like must starts.

    Thanks for the help and word to your mother!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Castillo and Eovaldi and all those others

  65. Christian Mingo says:
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    Holland or Swarzak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  66. Luke says:
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    should I trade miggy for luccessi? Or look for more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  67. OaktownSteve says:
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    Buck up. If it really is only a month it’s not too bad. It’s not ideal…

    Mary Lou Retton is doing radio ads about menopause drugs. I feel old.

    Bellinger’s swing on the slam was a beauty. Straight away power.

    Can’t start anybody against the Phillies

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Ian Kennedy? Kyle Zimmer is a must add for saves chasers.

      I’m rooting for Yoan Lopez in the wake of the inevitable Greg Holland implosion.

      Hope for Sale’s sake he regains the velo. He was still pretty effective with his off speed stuff last night though. A’s announcer dropped a Frank Tanana on him.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yoan does look good — Tanana, ouch

      • Keeks says:
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        How about when the A’s announcer was all over Treinen’s knob? “That’s a Mariano Rivera splitter except with 8 more mph!!”

        Although I’ll admit he did make JD look totally helpless

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Treinen does have some ridiculous stuff. Did he really say Mariano splitter? Be weird since he didn’t have one.

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Oak! Dallas Braden is unlistenable!
            His schtick is so Tired.
            I can’t watch As game with the sound on.

            • Keeks says:
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              Is this the guy with the beard who does the postgame interviews? I thought “Matty Chapstick” was gonna punch him

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              I don’t have a tv so I can only watch mlb tv on my phone but A’s Giants are blacked out. One of the A’s radio guys is good but the other one is awful.

              Braden I could see him trying to be East Bay Mike Krukow.

          • Keeks says:
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            It was probably cutter, those west coast games keep me up past my bedtime

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That’s how good Mariano was, didn’t even need it to have best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As long as he still steals 30+ bags, I’m fine

      Now we like Bellinger? Was it not a beauty last year?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        This will pretty much put the jinx on it, but here’s me with Bellinger. 2017 I put down 185 FaaB bucks on him in NFBC and got him in April. Last year I called my shot right here in the comments and said I’d own him on no teams in 2018 and every team in 2019.

        Looking forward to seeing Kyle Gibson go today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why did you jinx him? Do you enjoy putting voodoo on players? Are you reenacting Angel Heart? I just hope Gibson does well, my heart can handle only so much

          • OaktiwnSteve says:
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            Mickey Roake screams I KNOW WHO I AM…

            True story. My uncle considered me a jinx and before big plays in sports on tv he used to ask me to leave the room.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, uncles are the best… Some of us, are now uncles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, easy for you to say since you don’t own Trea!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Just trying to put a positive spin on it for you, Boss. Think of it as me handing you a paper bag to breathe into.

        Kids team has Giancarlo, Scooter, Hill and Senzel clogging the reserve drain at the moment. Been a brutal week for injuries. Lindor with the set back. That Andujar one looks like real bummer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Been brutal… I know, he’ll be fine… Hopefully… I just need 30+ SBs (I’d take 40 tho, is that possible still?)

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            40 is still in play I’d guess.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A resounding yes to 40!

  68. Shopgurrrl says:
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    How in are you on Christian Walker?

    Me likey! I’m super tempted in my 12-team to drop my Vlad Jr. fill-in, Escobar, to grab him, and just roll without a 3B for a couple weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him, but I’d hold Escobar for now, I know, boring

      • Shopgurrrl says:
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        I’m addicted to upsiiiiiide. Anyone you’d lose for Walker in my ESPN 12-team H-2H (OPS/WHIP/QS)?

        C- LOL, nobody.
        1B- Luke Voit
        2B- Cesar Hernandez
        SS- Adalberto Mondesi
        3B- Eduardo Escobar
        OF- Aaron Judge
        OF- George Springer
        OF- Ronald Acuna, Jr.
        UT- Eddie Rosario

        B-Vlad, Jr.
        B- Jose Peraza

        P-Trevor Bauer
        P- Shane Bieber
        P- Miles Mikolas
        P- Luis Castillo
        P- Ross Stripling
        P- Tyler Glasnow
        P- Chris Paddack
        P- Nick Pivetta
        P- Eduardo Rodriguez
        RP- Jose LeClerc

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, me too! I’d hold here tho, for now

  69. erad says:
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    Worst part about losing Turner is he’s pretty much irreplaceable – guys like Arenado, Bregman, Harper, etc – you can piece together HR/RBIs/AVG on the wire, but Turner basically wins you SB each week in H2H by himself.

    Then you toss in his runs, avg, ops, hrs, rbis – and coming off Sunday’s big game no less.

    I guess we still have Domingod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, sad me

  70. Steve says:
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    14T Mixed

    1. Are Deshields and Greg Allen the same type player?

    2. Do you like one over the other? Can only hold one.

    3. Dwight Smith Jr a hot schomato or worth monitoring?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. DeShields is playing 3. Monitor

  71. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey,
    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. 35 moves all year (which I don’t typically use all) so no streaming.

    Looking for your help on who to pick up following Trea’s injury.

    I’ve got Xander who can be moved from my MI spot to my SS position. I’m already hurting a bit as my 2B is K. Marte. These are the available MI on the wire:

    K. Wong, A. Barnes, S. Castro, J. McNeil, JT Riddle, J. Polanco, C. Pinder, B. Zombrist, W. Flores, C. Kieboom

    thanks bud,
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  72. Cyler says:
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    Chicks dig the drag bunt Grey. You of all people should know that….

    So now I need either a 3B or SS with Trea out. I have some flexibility because I have Bregs who has SS eligibility. It’s a 10 team OPS league and here are some intriguing options I have. What are your thoughts?

    Maikel Franco
    Tim Beckham
    Yandy Diaz
    Carlos Santana
    Willians Astudillo
    Jeff McNeil
    Paul DeJong
    Chris Taylor

    Here is my current hitters for reference:

    C – Danny Jansen
    1B – Hoskins
    2B – Whit
    3B – Breg
    SS – Trea Turners fingers
    OF – Puig
    OF – Springer
    OF – Rosario
    UT – Votto
    UT – Jesus Aguilar
    UT – Rizzo

    Thank you good sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eff me with the bunts… Maikel

  73. Wally Pipp says:
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    Ugh Eloy vs Kluber today. I couldn’t imagine a worse matchup for the kid. Klubers sider command vs eloy whos been vulnerable so far. 0-4 is like a lock.

    Start eloy vs kluber or start Puig whos out of the lineup and will likely pinch hit? Serious question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

    • The Harrow says:
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      i’m still playing eloy over desmond (i have that option in a 20 teamer for LF today). non coors desmond ANYBODY starts over him (TRON agrees on this with these 2 today as well)

  74. OaktownSteve says:
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    Can we talk about Julio Urias. Can he be held in an NFBC 12 team? Weekly with 7 man bench?

    It would have to look like 5 innings in relief a week with some shots at cheap wins or a few multi inning saves. Dodgers pen looks like crud so he could get leverage. Add in 6-8 more starts for injury or just late season bad assery, great ratios. GIANT IF he did that, is that even enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, tough call, I like him a lot… I guess would you hold a great MR who was gonna throw 80+ IP?

      • Cyler says:
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        This is a trick question because the answer is Josh Hader.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        The one thing is I can try to FaaB an extra double start every week to pad the innings and chase wins since it’s 12 teamer. The Urias innings should help offset some of the associated ratio hit.

        One thing I don’t think will happen is they’ll jump him to 150 innings even if when they have starters go down. They’ll find some other scrub.

        I think I have to at least hold for now to get a feel for what the usage will be.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, he’s only throwing 100-110 IP at most

  75. Not Randy BoBandy says:
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    My first two picks were Trea & Giancarlo. I’m not mad. Not at all……………………………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  76. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I just lost Trea. I can’t DL him because I already have Stanton and Severino on the DL. I have one add left this week because my league is dumb and started this week’s add/drop quota with the Japan games and runs it through Sunday. While I’d love to add a starter like Woodruff or Gibson, or a reliever like Jeffress or Parker until my pitching situation stabilizes, I don’t have a backup SS. Paul DeJong, Andrelton Simmons, and Ketel Marte are all available. Do I use my last add on one of them, and who’s my drop (presumably one of my surplus potential closers stuck in a committee , like Givens or Rogers or Peralta)?

    12-team h2h, 5×5 league

    C – Realmuto, 1B – Rizzo, 2B – Odor, 3B – Suarez, SS – , OF – Springer, Conforto, Mallex, Util – Voit, Bench – Trea, DL – Stanton

    SP – Archer, Castillo, Quintana, Kikuchi, Eflin, Matz
    RP – Vazquez, Holland, Givens, Hicks, Rogers, Peralta
    DL – Severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        Thanks! Who would you drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wily

  77. Chet says:
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    Who do you like better in OBP leagues, Kike or Schoop? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, close tho

  78. The Great Knoche says:
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    One of my NFBC teams…

    Trea
    Giancarlo
    Murphy

    Only one of my top four hitters healthy is Soto…. Sorry I shouldnt have said that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for jinxing Soto

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      if this jinxing is real, i had 5 keeper hitters and 3 of them are:
      treat urner
      stanton
      andujar

      so who will go down next, puig or goldy?

  79. Fred says:
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    Would it be wise to sell high on Paddack right now while he’s still getting praise and isn’t innings capped yet like he will at the end of the season?

    I was thinking of maybe trying to get Haniger for him? Does that seem fair? Which hitter could I potentially get for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Haniger

  80. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Have Trea…. good news is I also have Mondesi- int he fifth round- thanks for that btw.

    EdRod is on a short leash right now for me, so is Pivetta. Drop and replace with Burnes and Eflin or hold for a bit more to see what happens next starts for both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  81. crimedog says:
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    The mongoose getting loose last night! So fun to watch him run. Stand up inside the paker and he trotted his way to first base thinking it was going out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! He’s so fast

  82. Earl says:
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    Which of these would u start today (all of them)?

    Matt Shoemaker vs Baltimore
    Gerrit Cole vs Texas (at Texas)
    Charlie Morton vs Rockies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them

  83. kilkennybrian says:
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    I’m SAGNOFing like crazy in a 12 team 6×6 where I drafted Kimbrel and not much else (Parker, Givens). Scooped Holland at least.

    Anyway, I’m holding a pile of relievers for save spec; D Castillo, T Rogers, I Kennedy, Givens and Swarzak (who looks like a hold now). I need to add some hitters. Which of these guys is droppable? Name as many as you believe to be. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers

  84. fastfrog says:
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    Grey, speaking of hot schmotatos and the like, I’d guess you’re not a believer in the “hot hand fallacy”? Meaning you do believe that athletic streaks are real. That’d be my feeling as well. Take a batter, for example. If he gos up and hits it hard, it builds confidence, which would benefit hits chances of doing the same the next time at bat, and the next time, and so on. I can work conversely with slumps, as well. I think, because of how we’re all wired differently, this “streakiness” can show up more (in number and degree) in some players than in others.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think baseball is all about streaks… A player is seeing ball well matters… A guy is in a slump, it matters

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        I’ve wondered this myself. Sometimes, hot streaks can be misleading due to a string of good matchups. For example, Kike may face a strong amount of bad lefties in a given time, rake them, and be portrayed as “hot”. It’s a complicated science for sure.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This is true

  85. frankgrimes says:
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    Ya let’s give (insert player) a day off it’s almost been a week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Why couldn’t Palka or Schebler break their stupid fingers instead!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahahaha

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      not as rich as when a guy got the 3rd day of his team’s season off and rotoworld calls it “standard “rest”” day.

  86. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    MIL manager pulling the old DET marlboro man manager leyland lazyness routine: cain’s out so we’ll just put his replacement in the same slot. screw erasers or having to get an entirely new piece of paper for this.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      i’m calling it now, what kind of line can i get on winker having at least one HR today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

  87. Kwoox says:
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    Mullins. Get the f off my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  88. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Giancarlo AND treat ugh :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh!

  89. Chris R says:
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    Mullins or Renfroe as my Bench OF (rhys, benintendi, conforto, robles, cain, mullins) 4OF 1 UTIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you need speed or power?

      • Chris R says:
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        I’ve been debating that since the draft (next year i’m using the war room) I have Alonso, Voit, Baez, Bregman, Hampson, Peraza and a Catcher. Came out of the draft feeling like I was speed heavy, but there are some crushers there.

        I could also drop a pitcher like Kyle Wright or Yonny Chirinos

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Wright

  90. Michael DePinto says:
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    I’m one of the many depressed Turner owners this morning. I have no idea who to replace him with in a 10-team H2H league with hits and walks instead of AVG and OBP. Which of the following seems like the best option?

    Andrus, K. Marte, Profar, Semien, Hampson, Polanco, E. Escobar, Tulowitzki

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte for speed, Eduardo for power…. There’s no replacing him

  91. Foul Odor says:
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    I just lost Trea AND Stanton. Need to drop a closer to pick up another bat. Who would you drop? Holland, Davis or Greene

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  92. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Musgrove, Freeland, or Odorizzi?

    Franco, Muncy, or José Peraza for my UTL spot?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove — Muncy

  93. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) Drop anyone for Harrison Bader or hold?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Jesus Aguilar
    2B: Jeff McNeil
    3B: –
    SS: Manny Machado (4 games away from 3B eligibility)
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Ramon Laureano
    UTL: Fernando Tatis Jr
    B: Austin Meadows

    P: Mike Clevinger
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Arodys Vizcaino
    P: Chad Green
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Hyun Jin Ryu
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Joe Musgrove
    B: Michael Wacha

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Why don’t you pick up a 3B?

      • Savoy Special says:
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        Machado gains 3B eligibility in a few days and I already spent $35 of my $100 FAAB budget ($22 on Tatis Jr) and it’s only April 3rd.

        I’m already winning 7-4-1. Worst case is I lose 7-4-1 this week so I’d rather save the $1 on a 3B I’m gonna drop once Machado is ready to slot in. Having Realmuto also makes me feel like I’m not totally handcuffed on 3B since I have an actual functioning Catcher.

        Sooo don’t drop anyone for Bader? I ask cuz I read your sleeper post on him. Same reason why I have Meadows but Meadows looks like he makes much more contact than Bader

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha… I like Bader, but you’re not even playing Meadows

          • Savoy Special says:
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            Once Machado gets slotted in as my 3B, Meadows gets slotted into UTL. I don’t carry bench hitters because I’m not in the US and wouldn’t be able to see if anyone gets benched before a game

            But I could just make an exception and drop Chad Green if I don’t drop Meadows.

            Bader apparently can’t hit RHP but has the higher ceiling than Meadows.

            What to do what to do…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah… I see, sorry, didn’t realize that… Really don’t think you have anyone to drop tho, Laureano would be first guy off team

  94. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Balls are flying in DC today. Flashback to the Clinton days in office.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice

  95. Jr says:
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    H2H dynasty league trade question. Which side you like in this trade?

    Kluber/tatis jr. for Trea Turner

    turner owner has been against dealing him, but with his injury now hoping there’s a window. Guys desperate for pitching and lost Murphy/turner already…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  96. BlackShoesBasicBluesNoNamesAllGame says:
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    Hi Grey!

    10 Team H2H, QS instead of wins

    Where would you rank Keller amongst Woodruff, Eflin, Strahm, and Burnes?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Above Strahm

  97. Lucky Dog says:
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    All week I’ve been kicking myself over drafting Acúna over Treat.

    Well guess which power hitter has 8 working fingers and doesn’t try to bunt?

    (Awkwardly sees Acúna pointing all 8 fingers at himself, clearly not understanding this hackneyed joke format)

    This Acúna guy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, whew for you!

    • Uncle Kai says:
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      You’ve just jinxed all of us who drafted similarly! Can we have a preemptive prayer hexagon please …

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I know, seriously

  98. tbone says:
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    20 teamer, tellez or alford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tellez

  99. Long Bawls says:
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    Haven’t been watching everything because I’ve been collecting earwax to sculpt into a tasteful Wiccan health idol for Giancarlo, but man, the current lineup in the Bronx looks a lot like the 1927 Yankees. In that they’re all dead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Lmfao

  100. Lucky Dog says:
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    Castillo once again looks absolutely filthtastic. Making this Brewers lineup look pretty toothless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Meanwhile what’s up with the weird Reds platoon of ex-dodgers cleanup hitters? Puig gets the day off & they just drop Kemp in the 4-hole like it’s cool? And some brilliant sports writer will lament on the 0 on the scoreboard later today without bothering to mention Matt Kemp looking totally overmatched with the slowest bat speed ever, once. I’ll never understand baseball managers. Oh, wait – I totally understand them. They’re lazy AF. Why re-write a lineup when you can just swap a couple guys out? Facepalm.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Managers are a lazy bunch… I noticed that too on Kemp, his bat speed looked real slow

  101. Jason says:
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    Due to injuries on offense, I need to drop a pitcher to make a waiver move. Who goes: Trevor Richards, Anibal Sanchez, Brad Peacock, or Frankie Montas? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal or Montas, depends on upcoming schedule

  102. howie2978 says:
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    10Team H2H, QS instead of wins.

    Would you drop any of Eovaldi, Happ, or Porcello for any of Woodruff, Eflin, or Keller?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  103. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    You watching any of this Brewers Reds game? Castillo good. Peralta better. 18 in a row retired. Only on 3 ball count all day. 9 Ks. 1 hit. YELLING: ZERO WALKS

    *whispering* …on the Magootowners bench.

    He looks so much better today. I think there were some nerves last outing. The delivery is calmed down. The fastball command is night and day better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watching German and Reds/Brews — Peralta looks purdy, not a great team, Reds aren’t hitting, but perfect command

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Morton deserves so much better than the run support he’s (not) getting. As long as his arm stays attached I’m glad to have him on my roster.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hopefully it stays attached

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Gotta love the suicide squeeze to give the rays the lead. That’s fun baseball. I think the runner’s out though. What a throw by Arenado.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They got him

  104. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Yeah……Marquez definitely seems like 13$ NL only pitcher to me………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He does, right?

  105. Lucky Dog says:
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    Eljoy is bringing me very little el-joy, amigo.

    He falls behind 0-2 almost every AB then flails wildly at breaking pitches well out of the zone.

    I know it’s early but yeesh. Not exactly passsing the eye test.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s early, he had a nice single in the 1st

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        He needs to hit a HR just for your benefit. His first name writes the column for you FFS!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I know!

  106. Mike says:
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    12 team H2H that has hits, walks, and OPS on top of standard 5

    For catcher sit tight with Alfaro or hope Astudillo sets the world on fire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  107. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9. $65 remaining FAAB.

    1) Drop any pitcher for Freddy Peralta or hold? I literally just dropped him for Joe Musgrove.. what do I do Grey?What do I do??

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Jesus Aguilar
    2B: Jeff McNeil
    3B: –
    SS: Manny Machado (4 games away from 3B eligibility)
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Ramon Laureano
    UTL: Fernando Tatis Jr
    B: Austin Meadows

    P: Mike Clevinger
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Arodys Vizcaino
    P: Chad Green
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Hyun Jin Ryu
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Joe Musgrove
    B: Michael Wacha

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold for now… You’re talking about 6 of one, half dozen of other with some of these SPs

  108. Sal says:
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    Hey Grey, I was seeing if you would do this trade, but since its a keeper league i have deep hitting where i have odor, eloy and conforto on the bench.. my staff is decent also where i have degrom, buehler flahrty, ryu, urias, rich hill, and darvish who i gambled on.. after he looked like nuke laloosh would you trade darvish and say odor for someone like clevinger?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  109. U masson says:
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    One gotta go

    Brasier
    Swarzak
    Bradley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brasier

  110. Lazz-Russ says:
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    Brasier or Parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  111. The Great Knoche says:
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    Can somebody let the Rockies know they are going home tomorrow. Maybe jump start them a little bit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

  112. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    I’ll take Brewers closers for $1000.

    Who is Alex Wison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Hader’s thrown like 6 days in a row

  113. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    H2H league: Kinsler or K. Marte at 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        Marte or Kiki??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kike

          • Josh Freeman says:
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            Thanks so much, Grey! One last question: you in on Adam Jones or proceed with caution??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m in while he’s hitting

  114. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    27 team mixed 5×5 keeper league (keep 5 players). Trade my Suarez/Carrasco/Paddack for his Sale/Wander Franco/Nimmo? Thx

    • big league choo says:
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      you holding wander franco for 2.5 years? definitely not doing that deal.

      • Bill Lumbergh says:
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        Sorry – keep 5 PLUS 3 minor leaguers. Once Wander is called up would have to be a big league keeper.

        • big league choo says:
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          pre-mature commentation my bad lot different then.

          • Bill Lumbergh says:
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            Thanks for the reply. I declined and will pursue Wander with other assets.

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      Reworked deal and got Wander for Carrasco!

      • big league choo says:
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        nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Bill Lumbergh says:
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        Thoughts on reworked deal? My Carrasco for his Wander Franco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  115. sopadopa666 says:
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    Anibel was a dart throw experiment not looking so great right now. Would you garb Alcantara, Giolito or hold onto to Anibel. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandy

  116. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 obp

    puig/ozuna/josh bell/maeda for blackmon/freeman/reynaldo lopez/bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  117. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Gibson – wahhhhh!!!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Ugh, he was cruising too…Alex freaking Gordon, come on man!

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        I saw the highlight. I’m no expert but looked like a hanging curve, 82mph, right in the middle. And it barely made it out. Blech.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Woudl be easier to take if my guys weren’t 2/17 and I hadnt got sonavabenched by Moncada and Santana (eye-rolling emoji)!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  118. zach jany says:
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    Skaggs or woodruff ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff

  119. Lucky Dog says:
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    The late movement that froze Blackmon was just the nastiest thing I’ve seen in years. Good god Jose Alvarado. I’ve watched that 4x & still cant believe what I just saw. Like a whiffle ball at 99 mph. That shiz broke in towards Blackmon like 5”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s so nasty

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        I swear the ball was headed right towards the plate just left of center & like 2’ from the hitter it moved 5” off the plate. Just absolutely ridiculously late movement.

        He’s another dude I missed by 1 pick in my draft & I was ticked.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, crazy movement

  120. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, Asutdillo or D Jansen for my 10 team roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

  121. BSA says:
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    Astudillo is a beast, last night off the bench, and now starting today 3 for 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish he’d just start every day

  122. William Hung says:
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    so is Castillo the closer for the Rays? So confused by this usage

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarado

      • William Hung says:
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        they brought Alvarado in the top of the 8th with the score still at 0-0 and then rolled with Castillo in the 9th still at 0-0 – if Alvarado was 100% the closer, shouldn’t Castillo have pitched the 8th and Alvarado the 9th?

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          In a 0-0 game you bring in your best reliever first. Alvarado is the closer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have no explanation for most managers — maybe it was matchups thing? I don’t know… There’s been no switch at closer tho

  123. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    would you tarde Story + Mazara for Segua and an injured Stanton?

    h2h league with OBP

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  124. web says:
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    You adding Freddy Peralta or too inconsistent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d add him

  125. Jason says:
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    Better waiver wire pickup, Yandy Diaz or Christian Walker? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy

  126. Tim Na says:
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    To anyone reading this. My fiancee is having our kid this weekend and I am really hoping to get ticket stubs from every baseball game that happens on her birthday. I was hoping this excellent community of baseball fans might be able to help.
    If you know someone who is going to a game, tell them to save their stub. I will find a way to get it from them or pay the postage. It’s a surprise gift for the lady and the baby. Any stubs help.
    Feel free to email me at [email protected] if you plan on going to a game.

    Thanks all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I were going, it’d get you the ticket… Good luck!

    • Keith Labelle says:
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      That’s awesome

  127. Lorenzo says:
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    Thanks Grey! I missed out on some Mondesi in my draft and am now feeling some serious FOMO. I want to propose a trade for him, I’m in a 12 team 5×5 H2H league. My team roster below. I would like to trade Segura + 1 for Mondesi, who would you add to that trade? Start with Freeland or is that a lowball?

    C – Wellington Castillo
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Yoan Moncada
    3B – Muncy
    SS – Segura
    OF – Yelich
    OF – David Dahl
    OF – Juan Soto
    UT – Mallex Smith
    UT – Domingo Santana
    BN – Eduardo Escobar

    SP – Trevor Bauer
    SP – Mike Clevinger
    P – German Marquez
    P – Shane Bieber
    P – Arrieta
    P – Paddack
    P – Freeland
    P – Skaggs
    RP – Leclerc
    RP – Greg Holland
    RP – Kimbrel
    DL – Jeffress
    DL – Alex Wood

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo? Holland? Kimbrel?

  128. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Flaherty and Meadows for Trea Turner? Treat spends 6 weeks max on IL. I have taillon marquez, woodruff, burnes, lucchessis, Bieber, glasnow, musgrove

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      upped it to flaherty / dahl….. im not loving it but i see the season long value play. trea not as valuable in points as roto/cat but he still balls out so well.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds fair to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  129. Randy says:
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    Happy to see you and Pianowski playing nice again. That was getting rough (and awkward) there for a minute. I understand you guys have different approaches but there’s no need for such vitriol. He was going berserk on you! Glad you or he finally made amends. I think I speak for all of us when I say we’d seen enough. Happy you and he are both seemingly in good spirits again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you mean

      • randy says:
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        taking the high road. wouldn’t expect less, grey.

  130. The Great Knoche says:
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    Think Nats need Kimbrel worse than Brewers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please let him sign somewhere

  131. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Flaherty and Meadows for Trea Turner? Treat spends 6 weeks max on IL. I have taillon marquez, woodruff, burnes, lucchessis, Bieber, glasnow, musgrove, peralta

  132. johnnyhobbes says:
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    upped it to flaherty / dahl….. im not loving it but i see the season long value play. trea not as valuable in points as roto/cat but he still balls out so well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  133. johnnyhobbes says:
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    sorry, just saw you replied

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, meh

  134. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Moncada or DominGod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingod

  135. Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would you dump Pivetta for woodruff
    I might be leaning that way especially if pivetta has a bad out on Friday. Or should I not even wait that long
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  136. chris pierce says:
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    Carlos Rodon or germAn ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German

  137. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto. had Treat slotted at DH. which two do you like for best overall production while hes out?

    christian walker
    mancini
    marte
    kiermaier
    calhoun
    brandon lowe

    also, do you think theres any chance kieboom gets the call while turner is out?

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte — no on Kieboom

  138. Keith Labelle says:
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    Replacing Treat…

    Polanco, Goodrum, Adames, Marte, Hampson, Swanson?

    Hold Rich Hill or drop to stream? No DL spot and Severino, Kimbrel and Treats on my Johnny.

    Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte or Hampson — Hold Hill

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I mean, if you can

  139. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I grabbed Swarzak before he was activated and stashed him on my IR. Now that he is activated, I have to drop somebody to get him in there. I grabbed German earlier this week for his two starts. Would you drop German to activate him? Or drop both to grab B.Parker? Or stand pat and get at least one more start out of German?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  140. Blue Devil says:
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    Here is my team. Which positions would you try to upgrade on? Would you drop or trade any players on my team to try and upgrade?

    C – Danny Jansen
    1B – Freddie Freeman
    2B – Travis Shaw
    3B – Justin Turner
    SS – Jean Segura
    2B/SS – Marcus Semien
    1B/3B – Trey Mancini
    OF – Mitch Haniger
    OF – David Peralta
    OF – Stephen Piscotty
    OF – Jesse Winker
    OF – Nick Markakis
    UTIL – Khris Davis
    BN – Austin Barnes
    BN – Jay Bruce
    BN – Marvin Gonzalez

    P – Jacob DeGrom
    P – Trevor Bauer
    P – Jose Berrios
    P – German Marquez
    P – Hyun-Jin Ryu
    P – Edwin Diaz
    P – Blake Treinen
    P – Brad Peacock
    P – Adam Ottavino

    Thank you.

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      Looks like you could stand to move one of your top four SPs for an upgrade at OF. Looks pretty solid otherwise.

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        More than one of them, even. You’re pretty top-heavy at SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Mike

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Mike knows his stuff!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s on it!

  141. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Nooooooooo. Lucchesi robbed of a QS!

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      I mean I’ll take the ratios, but come on!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So greedy

  142. kilkennybrian says:
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    Flaherty or Buehler?

    Rather own DRob or Dominguez? DRob with an ugly one today.

    Rush to grab Boyd? He’s missing a lot of bats again today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buehler — Seranthony — Sure on Boyd

  143. Play Ball says:
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    I’m in a very shallow 10-team standard roto. If you had to choose between Mancini (like dual eligibility, but crappy lineup) Voit or Alonso for counting stats ROS who do you want?

    My offense currently:

    1B Voit
    2B Schoop
    3B Shaw
    SS Story
    OF Yelich
    OF Acuna
    OF Rosario
    UTIL Hoskins (not 1B eligible yet in ESPN leagues)
    UTIL Mondesi
    BENCH Robles

    Other two bench spots are filled by pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

      • Play Ball says:
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        From past posts I thought you were going to say Voit. Good reason to check in. What changed your mind on Voit v. Alonso?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yankees lineup has taken hit, they’re a toss up

          • Play Ball says:
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            True, but Stanton will be back and Hicks hasn’t even played a game yet. Mets lineup is pretty good too.

            Alonso today – another RBI double. All the projections showed him with a real low AVG. He’s raked in spring ball and raking now and not striking out much. Is this a breakout candidate?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Alonso has 80 grade power — best it comes

  144. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I wanted your thoughts on this. Would you trade Stroman for Eflin? is it a bad trade or lateral move?

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      Also Drop Stroman For Shoemaker?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  145. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? You know, as a long-time Turner owner I’m kinda glad that he got his FIOTY (freak injury of the year) in early April and it’s only going to be 4-to-6 weeks. A lot better than a fractured wrist in July or a pulled hamstring in August!

    Anythehoo…I can move Peraza to SS, but will then need a new 2B/SS out of this cast of characters…Simmons, Marte, Castro, Swanson, Crawford, and Pinder (has 2B eligibility). What’s the best option in your opinion?

    Also…would you grab Kiermaier over Soler?

    Thank you!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Yandy over Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s good, poop? You sound so positive about the fractured finger in April… Marte… Kiermaier over Soler

  146. crimedog says:
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    Saw someone else sorta comment on this. Are they going to manage luchessi all year or is he still being stretched out? I think they’ve kept him under 85 pitch count last 2 outings and I kind of remember that being the case last year. Does that continue all year or do they let him hit 100 pitches an outing at some point, what’re your thoughts?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      I don’t know this to be fact, but from the way the Padre’s have handled their young starters thus far I think they’re all on IP limits. Lucchesi had 130 last year, so you would think he’d be ready to up that to 180.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see why it would be like that all year

  147. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I thought Astrudillo was a playing tim risk, but he started at 3B today. Should I drop Jansen to pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you like

  148. herschel says:
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    @Grey: what are your thoughts on kimbrel this year? when do you think he comes back? would you swap him for either franco or moncada in a weekly roto redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not before May now… I’d take Moncada

  149. hankp says:
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    Grey – Shoemaker has been lights out so far, but gets the Red Sox next. Hold in a 14 team league or is he still strictly a streamer in your opinion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Was just gonna ask that. Used him today. In a 14-team H2H league where we only get 10 adds a week, he’s a deffo hold, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m holding

  150. William Hung says:
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    Trevor Rosenthal with the INF ERA through 3 games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  151. kilkennybrian says:
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    Trying to move Buehler (as shown in my comments)

    Buehler and Maikel for Rendon?

    Would I be taking a risk selling Maikel low or selling high? Not sure. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon side

  152. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as usual. Eflin is available on the wire. I was thinking of dropping Givens or Chacin for him. Maybe someone else? I have 5 closers right now. Here is my pitching staff:

    SP: Clevinger, Bauer, Woodruff, Price, Happ, matz, luchesi, Julio urias
    RP: Alvarado, givens, Iglesias, Holland, strop
    NA: toussaint

    Thank you!

    • Sandman says:
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      Forgot to add – 10 team, deep rosters (28 spots) standard 5×5 category league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Chacin

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        As in drop Chacin

  153. DonnieB says:
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    Eduardo Escobar has looked terrible and now may lose playing time to Walker. Is he droppable for Walker,Lowe or Carlos Santana? Thank you and great write up—as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb just left game hurt, it’s been 5 games

  154. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am also expecting Tulo to go on the DL. Here are my choices:

    Ahmed
    Crawford
    Iglesias
    A. Russell (once he no longer suspended)
    Difo

    Who should get?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DIfo

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  155. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    There are about 500 people at the Pirates Cardinals game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More than that were at Marlins Opening Day

      • OaktownSteve

        OaktownSteve says:
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        I suppose when I saw Cervelli hitting 3rd I just assumed a lot more people would want to show up for that action.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought he was their cleanup hitter

  156. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi, would you drop Danny Jansen for Astudillo in a standard league? Small sample I know, but Jansen has been a complete zero so far this season. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure try it

  157. brett says:
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    12 team league. Barnes or Mejia at catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnes

  158. Lucky Dog says:
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    Every year I wait on SP. some years I’ll go 8-9-10 straight bats, then when everyone’s scrambling for bats I stack up on SP.

    last year I broke from that, taking deGrom in the 4th.

    This year I totally broke from it & grabbed CyGrom in the early 2nd. So far I have zero regerts. He’s the only dude I’ve ever seen get paid that much & still come out and pitch angry.

    Also, you jinxed Tulo – he left with a calf strain today. I don’t. Have him, but man the Yanks are falling apart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only surprised Tulo lasted this long

      • Luxky Dog says:
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        1 week?

        rofl

  159. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Encanarcion was dropped. Should I claim with McNeil or McMahon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil

  160. Brett says:
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    Both Profar and Tim Anderson were cut. Should they be on waivers? I already have Machado, Peraza, Baez at MI and Tatis on the bench to sub in a daily league. If I grabbed one which would you prefer? Would have to cut my catcher Mejia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh you have no one to cut… but I’d want Anderson 1st

  161. jiggy nits says:
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    like you in tout i lost trea in my NL only

    to replace i have this order of FA, wondering your thoughts.

    Peter O’Brien – Rosell Herrera – Wilmer Difo – Domonic Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Difo, Herrera, O’Brien

  162. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you add seranthony in a saves only league over any of these guys ?

    -Givens
    -Holland
    -Strop

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  163. Lucky Dog says:
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    Boyd – man, hot schmotato (SP version) alert.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      On fire!

  164. Lucky Dog says:
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    Ouch, and I think Dansby just broke his wrist trying to tag out John Lester.

    • Luxky Dog says:
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      Ok, he’s staying in. That looked a LOT worse in real time & on replay than it was.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I thought he was done too

  165. Launch Angle says:
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    Why do the Nats have Robles in the 9 hole? Even with Turner I didn’t understand why they have him there. Now that Turner is out they still have him there and they think Dozier is worthy of the 2 hole???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, it’s so dumb

  166. Andrew H says:
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    looking to add Grichuck and maybe Eflin
    need to drop a pitcher or two
    who would u drop (2?)
    sp :
    marquez
    peralta
    quintana
    strahm
    paddack
    woodruff
    rp
    jansen
    hand
    hicks
    barnes
    robertson
    castillo
    minter
    (got morrow on dl, could cut and stash minter there until i need another transaction if he is activated)
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm, Castillo

  167. Ya man says:
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    Choose 4 (Head to Head pts, includes holds)

    Boxberger
    Bradley
    Holland
    Colome
    Swarzak
    Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland, Colome, Parker, Swarzak

  168. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    In an OBP redraft 12 team saves-only league…

    1) Is Carlos Santana droppable for Franco?

    2) Is Ian Kennedy droppable for speculatives like Yoan Lopez and K. Zimmer?

    Thanks in advance.

  169. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty h2h 5×5 obp

    My soto/votto/eovaldi for jo ram/freeman/thor

    dont want to move on from soto but i dont know if i should pass this up, looking for advice from anyone awake out there

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      Yes take freeman side

  170. For Reaaaal says:
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    Dropping Strahm for:

    Swarzak, Peacock or Y Chirinos

    Thoughts?

  171. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    ROS – pick one.
    Ian Kinsler
    Hunter Renfroe
    Alex Verdugo
    Rowdy Tellez
    Colin Moran

  172. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    K-rob and rosie aren’t starting off good, rosie i think has no outs yet in 3 appearances and k-rob not much better.

  173. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    so far that keeping harper in the 1st vs freeman in the 2nd (AND getting bellinger in the 2nd with that pick, about the 11th overall or so) in a 16 team keep 4 league looking pretty damn good.

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