*walks into a Moroccan marketplace*  I got me some Marra-CASH to spend!  Hoo-ah!  Wow, I sound a little like Al Pacino in my own head.  Okay, I’m going to go over to that table that is filled with players to buy low.  “Hello…*reads name tag* Djibooti, I see you’re selling slow-starting hitters for a deal.”  “Good deal!  Good deal!”  “Well, I’ll be the judge of that.”  *picks up Justin Upton*  “This smells like skunk.”  “No skunk!  Good deal!”  *goes through crates filled with albums that have a player’s face on them, lifts Lorenzo Cain*  “How much?”  “Djibooti need to check MLB Statcast.”  Djibooti looks at his iPad, looks up and snatches Cain out of my hands.  “No longer for sale!”  “Damn, Djibooti, don’t put your emotions in a tagine and get them all heated.”  So, Lorenzo Cain obviously was struggling mightily going into yesterday’s game, and, now, not so much — 3-for-5, 5 RBIs with 3 HRs (3, 4, 5).  This is why I rarely sell low on struggling top 50 hitters.  There was a reason they were drafted there in the first place.  Now the buy low is going to be much more difficult too.  “Djibooti, how much for David Price?”  “You take for free!  He’s yours!”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Raul Mondesi – Suspended for 50 games due to cold medicine he took contained banned substance, Clenbuterol.  The medicine was called Nykilltheball.

Chris Young – Will have an MRI on his forearm.  They’re going to a zoo to use the 18-foot long MRI machine.

Mike Minor – Ready for rehab games.  He’ll need to work on his pitches on Medlen’s day off since they share a UCL.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Cheslor hopped on that Tanaka pitch so fast, I’m gonna call him Cheslor Q-Bert!  What?  No?  Okay.  Yeah, homers are rarely a part of Cuthbert’s game.

Mark Teixeira – Out with neck spasms.  Spasms is such an ugly word.  Can we say he’s out with neck epileptics?

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.11.  Racist!

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Sorry if you own Ellsbury, but can he never return?  Please.

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-5, 1 run, coming a day after a two-homer game.  This Zombino is starting to find his groove, like when the Yankees clubhouse DJ, A-Rod, plays any Nickelback.

Michael Bourn – Signed a deal with the Diamondbacks.  It’s not a huge move, but I can say for certain it won’t be the worst move the Diamondbacks have made in the last six months.  Bourn will report to Double-A Mobile, which, ironically, gets no cell reception.

David Peralta – Seeing a doctor about his wrist.  I hear he’s going to see the doctor who treated the wrist of Steve Wiebe from King of Kong.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer.  Au Shizz!

Rubby de la Rosa – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks in Coors.  Rubby can’t fail!  Well, he can, but he does have solid peripherals — 9.3 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 3.50 xFIP.  I can’t recommend grabbing him in 12 team mixed and shallower, but in deeper leagues there could be some value here.

Brendan RyanAngels acquired him to fill-in for Andrelton.  If Ryan gets hurt, they will replace him with a roomba especially designed to mirror the Angels’ shortstops skills.  This will require significant development to suck in baseballs and to fire them to the correct base, but very few tweaks for hitting.

Jhonny Peralta – Cleared to swing a bat.  Though, for him, it should be shwing.

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.10.  Apparently, he was just waiting until the last of his fantasy owners dropped him.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4 and two homers (5, 6).  Carpenter nailed ’em!

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Let’s see if this gives him a little more rope.  The good kind of rope, not the bad kind of rope, though, they might be the same kinds of rope just with different intentions.

Matt Holliday – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He hit that homer off the AngelsA.J. Achter, who should be another out-of-work L.A. Achter.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, .378.  As Brando would call him, CaSTELLLLLLLLAnos!

Victor Martinez – 4-for-5, 2 runs with four singles for the Juan Pierre cycle!  Surprised V-Mart is getting hot again.  Actually, surprised anyone over the age of 45 can get hot again without standing by a furnace.  Cougs’ toes are like ice cubes!

Joe Ross – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.29.  *JB watching the game*  Okay, fine, maybe he’s the 23rd best starter!  Sadly for JB, right after Ross gave up the home run to Castellanos, the camera went into the dugout for the high-fives and there, leaning against the water cooler, in the shadows, out stepped…Shane Greene!

Bryce Harper – 0-for-3, 1 run.  Might be suspended for returning to the field on Monday to celebrate the walk-off win after being ejected, as Harper also continued to yell at the home plate ump.  What?  Harper’s just trying to make baseball fun again.  He just never said who he was making it fun for.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homers.  He’d need to get hot for about a month before I’d consider him.  For’serious.

Jimmy Rollins – 3-for-4, 4 runs as he hit 2nd.  Four runs and Jose Abreu (1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI) is hitting right behind Rollins but Frazier (1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs), Melky Cabrera (2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs) and Brett Lawrie (2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs) all drove in more runs.  Abreu’s like a BBQ Pitmaster.  Stop sharing the ribbies and take some yourself!

Carlos Rodon – 6 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Sorry, I need to make excuses for him.  The first two runs should’ve been unearned because Austin Jackson was playing freeze on a popup, and then the game went into an hour delay and he should’ve been replaced.  He needs time to get into a groove and there’s no groove when you get delayed for an hour.  Serious BS for Rodon yesterday.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-5, 1 run.  Odor and Rodon should form a comedy troupe for dyslexics called, ¿Huh, Rodo’n Odor, Huh?

Bryan Holaday – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  His last name sounds like a peppy Spaniard you get stuck in a hostel with when you’re backpacking around Europe.  “Hola day!”  Oh, shut up, I’m hungover!

Ryan Rua – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Rua platoon player?  Rua is are.

Delino DeShields – 1-for-4, 1 run as the Rangers scored 13 runs and everyone in the lineup seemed to have three hits.  I’d say ticker tease, but it’s been more like ticker season.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Shine on you crazy Desmond!

Logan Forsythe – Didn’t start yesterday due to sore shoulder from a HBP.  Fun fact!  It was once said that Don Baylor had the HBP virus.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-3 and two homers.  Now has four homers in the last five games.  Unfortch, there’s been like six games for the Rays in that time.  Cash rules everything around the Rays clubhouse and he’s platooning Pearce.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 6 ER vs. Wade Miley – 6 IP, 4 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks.  It turned out the idiom, he who Miley’s last, Miley’s the longest, is correct.  I guess if Smiley would’ve pitched better, he’d be Happ-y (8 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.05 vs. the Giants).

Dae-Ho Lee – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Not to sound totally ignorant, but does every Korean have a ho in their name?  Is that some kind of Korean coming of age thing?  When a Korean becomes a man, do they get a ho between their two names to remind them bros before hoes?

Franklin Gutierrez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  A Big FraGu sighting!  Where’s Potsie?

Ketel Marte – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .303 and leading off.  So hot schmotato I can’t even.

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .178.  What comes first?  Him hitting .220 or an injury?  I’m going injury.

Matt Cain – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.69.  Last night, the universe said, let’s make all Cains able.  In related news, while watching Wheel of Fortune at home, Herman Cain figured out the clue, “You Big Dumm_!” before the contestant.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.12.  Is it possible to be underwhelmed with a 2.12 ERA?  C’mon, deGrom, vajazzle me!

Alex Guerrero – Ready for his rehab assignment.  Since all he ever does is sit on the bench, he should rehab his ass.

Alex Wood – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  Stream-o-Nator was right about that start, too bad it also told me to start Hector Santiago.  Oy gevalt!

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and two steals (10, 11).  I just called…*looks at Villar on my fantasy teams*…to say, I love you.  And I mean it…*makes heart hand signal that all 60-year-old women make*…from the bottom of my heart.

Hernan Perez – 2-for-3, 2 runs with two steals (2, 3).  That reminds me of my baby boo, Villar.

Aaron Hill – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and has been hitting since his big game this weekend.  Hot schmotato alert!

Adam Conley – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.72.  Well, they can’t all be near-no hitters.  For Conley, they won’t even all be near-Quality Starts.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  I don’t know if it’s Bonds, what’s in Bonds’ special supplements or if OZUNA is just finding himself like a John Hughes character, but OZUNA is locked in.

Sean Manaea – 2 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  Hey, I’m gonna leave my drink on the counter here.  Will you watch it, Man Who Looks Like Danny Trejo But Scarier?  Thanks!  *five hours later*  Is that a vending machine with human organs?  Are those my human organs?!  AHHHH!!! ROOFIE!!!

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  To go with 7 steals, 26 runs and 19 RBIs.  I.e, Betts you ain’t minding Mookie.

Travis Shaw – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .322.  Who said he can’t hit for power?  Pshaw!

Hanley Ramirez – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He hit the ball so hard that Statcast didn’t show how many feet it was hit, it showed three cherries and made a jackpot sound.  Though, that might’ve been a Foxwoods tie-in.

Sean O’Sullivan – 6 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.43.  Sean O’Sullivan is the Bostoniest-named pitcher for the Sawx since Fitzy Brownstone in 1948.

Lance McCullers – Said he’s ready to go.  Finally, Ice T can show off his fantasy team’s name McCullers-Cullers-Cullers.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  I told someone in the comments yesterday that I wouldn’t own Bauer, and, while that is true, he gets the Twins in his next start, and I’d be his huckleberry for that start.  I wouldn’t run out to grab Bauer though as if it were do or die with a ticking clock.

Ben Zobrist – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .305.  When Zobrist told his wife that he went 4-for-4, she said, “I will pray to Jesus to suppress your stutter.”

Addison Russell – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs.  He’s raised his average to .255 from .214 on April 29th (that’s nine games, Einstein bagels).  I hate where he bats in the Cubs lineup, but it’s kinda like the Rockies in that there’s counting stats to go around for everyone.

Melvin Upton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .257.  I liked it better when the other Upton was hitting.  They pull some kind of Parent Trap trick?  Revert back to right Upton being good now!

Adam Morgan – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  Stream-o-Nator said–Oh, it doesn’t matter it was vs. the Braves.

Maikel Franco – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.   Ring that, Maikellllllllll-elllllllll-elllllllll, ring that, Maikel!  In my head, just there, I was on The Voice.

Matthew Wisler – 8 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  I have a feeling that we’re gonna get to September and Wisler will still have a sub-3.50 ERA.  Few reasons:  A) He faces the NL East.  B) Matchups.  C) There was really no B, so obviously there’s no C.  Is Wisler, therefore, worth owning, you say, pulling out the ‘therefore’ to make yourself sound all smart.  Nah, he’s a streamer, deep league play.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Guess how many RBIs he has.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *twiddles thumbs, scratches ass, smells finger*  Nine!  Excuse me while I stifle a laugh.  How many do you think he finishes the year with?  60?  Too generous?

Jose Berrios – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.28.  I’m all for trying out rookie pitchers.  I’m a total whore for them!  If you want to open a whorehouse, hire a Dolly Parton look-a-like and me as a young Burt Reynolds, I’m there for you!  But, at a certain point, you gotta say to yourself, “Am I carrying this guy just because he’s a rookie pitcher?”  I dropped Berrios three starts ago and haven’t looked back.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Kevin Jepsen – 1 IP, 2 ER.  Sometimes the regret runs very deep for how quick I am to pick up replacement closers.  With that said (Grey’s turning the ship around!), I’d grab Trevor May, who should be the closer.

Adam Jones – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .210.  Not to gang up on Freddie Freeman, but Jones is hitting sixty points less than Freeman, has twenty less ABs than Freeman and has more RBIs.

Manny Machado – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  Macho, macho Machado!

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.16.  See what I said about Berrios?  I was saying that about Gausman when he first came up too.  At some point, Berrios will be Gausman and Gausman will be deGrom only not this deGrom that can’t shutout NL West teams.

Raisel Iglesias – Said his shoulder is 100% pain-free.  Well, that’s a pleasant surprise.  I’d say raise the church roof, but that might’ve been how he hurt his shoulder in the first place.

David Freese – Was set to leadoff when the game was postponed.  Even as I write that now, as I look at the projected lineup, as I think back on my life, and how I was told to trust my instincts and my eyes and not to read too much into things, I don’t really believe Freese was going to hit leadoff.  What I believe is going on, we are all figments of Clint Hurdle’s imagination.  He’s conjured us.  And, to prove this to us, he’s given us hints along the way.  Not huge, flashing signs that say, “You don’t exist, you’re in Clint Hurdle’s mind.”  No, not like that.  Small hints that Hurdle is our master, our overseer, the glass on this snow globe we call life.  A hint like batting Freese leadoff just to see if we’d notice.  We noticed, Hurdle, we noticed.

  1. Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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    Thanks for the writeup!

    In the lineup in which freese lead off, where did polanco and marte hit?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Baseball Fan 2000: They hit in the Sargasso. It’s all part of His plan.

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Baseball Fan 2000: Since Kang came back, we are seeing zig-zag lineup.
      2nd Cutch – 3rd Polanco – 4th Marte -5th Cervelli – 6th Kang.. IMO, it could be longer than we think.

      • knucks says:
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        @Piranhaman: The rotowire app I use for lineups deletes lineups if the game gets cancelled i guess… That’s pretty stupid if you ask me. I get the game never happened, but I’m sure I’m not the only guy that wants to reference this kind of thing. Time to look elsewhere maybe.

      • knucks says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Thanks MP, appreciate that. I use that one on my desktop sometimes, but the Rotowire app for the phone is pretty key/clean. Just hate that they delete lineups.

  2. Big league choo says:
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    Looking to move hamels before his periphals and his home park catch up to him.

    10 team 6×6 OBP / QS league

    1) trade him straight up for all of these 2b in this order odor, dozier, lemahieu, segura, pedroia

    2) could trade him straight up for j upton his k rate is overy 35% and his wall rare is half his career….but guys like adam jones are on waivers

    • Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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      @Big league choo:
      my two cents:

      1. only one i would trade him for there is odor. you can get more for hamels then the rest based on his name value, strong offense backing him up, and solid era thus far (even if it is a mirage).

      2. also a good trade. would prefer this one to odor tbh but depends on team needs

      • knucks says:
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        @Baseball Fan 2000: Agreed with BF, yea move him while you can. JB and Grey talked about this on the pod. Sounds like maybe where you got the idea? If not, give it a listen. Offer him for Upton first, then Odor, if neither of them work, seek elsewhere. You can do better than some of those MI on that list, like BF said. Good luck!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      Id take Upton

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Big league choo: I’d take J-Up for Hamels.

  3. Long Bawls says:
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    Wow. 1 wrapup, 3 Trevors. Takes me back to when Domingo and Carreras were starry-eyed comers on the diamonds of Iowa and Pavarotti was a simple shopkeeper sneaking ground-up greenies into the meatballs of his godson Chris Colabello.

  4. newbvick says:
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    sell low on fielder? if so, mind tossing out a target.

    • Another Dan says:
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      @newbvick:

      I think you should ask Djibooti if he’ll trade him for a couple of Camels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @newbvick: Maybe Carrasco? Likely more like Samardzija

  5. Piranhaman says:
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    Hi, Grey. what a nice article :)
    Finally, should I drop Berrios? I’ve benched him since his first outing. Unfortunately, he will face series of tough matchups for a while. I better just add and drop streamers than owning him?
    Plus, can I feel free and drop Deshizz now? Inciarte is on waiver wire. Grab him?

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Piranhaman: lol if you read his nice article you’d see that he dropped Berrios several starts ago…so id assume he’d also recommend you’d do the same and stream

      • knucks says:
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        @Jason E.: Def cut loose Berrios and let someone else wait it out if they want. Of course I say this after I started him yesterday… But its a deep league, not much I can do about it really.

  6. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man, i traded justin upton for matz in a h2h category league where i also have trout and springer and picked up odubel. Average and odp are two categories and he is a top 5 option at of so far. What do you think of the trade and also Eaton is out there as well and I’m keeping an eye on him in case he gets hot. Do you like eaton or odubel ros? Thanks and keep up the good work.

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Thanks for the write-up, man! It made my day. Now I can go kick butt in Farchana, USA!

    a. Good work on the Zobrist blurb! There’s a similar joke in the Swedish dialect (called Skånska) spoken in Malmo.

    Swedish version: Får får får? You reply yes. Nei, Får får lamm. You have to know Skånska and use it to make sense.

    English version: Sheep gets sheep? You reply yes. No, sheep gets a lamb. It’s a play on words, får is sheep and får is the number 4 in Skanska.

    b. SNAFU #1 from yesterday. I wrote up everything, cut and paste from my saved Horatio Caine text document and the Internet collapsed. So, I was forced to take today’s quote for yesterday. The universe is in complete disarray because of this.

    c. SNAFU #2 from yesterday. So, using the same network I’m able to access this beautiful site in my container/accommodation but using the same network in my office space (only 100 feet away), I cannot access this beautiful site. The message was too many redirects. The cure was kill the cookies, which I did but to no avail. So now I have no cookies and still unable to access in my office. Tough times indeed in Chad (Not Chad Lowe, Chad the country.).

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 11)

    Doctor Alex Woods: ‘Horatio? What is it?’
    Horatio: ‘I found the seat of detonation and something else. Another victim of the blast. (queue the sunglasses) Or the cause of it.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • boognish says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I had the same issue state side until 11 or so EDT

    • knucks says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I really don’t think you were forced to do anything with these quotes brutha…

      But anyways, Rudy and the team was all over fixing the site yesterday as soon as he found out. I know there are plenty of us out there that had similar issues yesterday. As I’m sure you will agree Ante, you really can’t beat the quality of this site for the price we are “forced” to pay (aka nadda).

      • Scott says:
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        @knucks: lighten up brutha. He probably thought it due to being in a disadvantaged country. We all appreciate Rudy’s and others work on this site. #firstworldproblems

        • knucks says:
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          @Scott: I see now that this may have come off a little harsh. My b guys, that SNAFU is on me. Props to Ante for being so involved with the game from so far away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha B. That sucks C. We were having problems with the site yesterday, hoping it’s cleared up today d. Nice!

  8. Jordan Wolfhope says:
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    This is a 10 team 5×5 h2h league. Had a great draft and have pulled off a lot of trades is how my team is stacked at pitching. Very active league so not a lit in eaivers. Feel like my team is good enough to go with only 1 stream spit until my prospects get called up or am I wasting too many spors having turner, glassnow, and aj reed? Do you think reed outpreforms prince? Do u think turner outpreforms schoop? Also id glassnow going to be a top 30 pitcher or so.l? Any other input I would really appriciate. This site is the reason my team looks the way it does. Please help me out. Thanks to everyone who writes ablnd comments on this site, by far the best one out there

    C (empty)
    1B Paul Goldschimdt
    2B Jonathan Schoop
    3B Maikel Franco
    SS Corey Seager
    2B/SS Brian Dozier
    1B/3B Eric Hosmer
    OF George Springer
    OF Starling Marte
    OF Ryan Braun
    OF Christian Yelich
    OF Marcell Ozuna
    UTIL Prince Fielder
    Bench AJ Reed
    Bench Trea Turner

    P Clayton Kershaw
    P Chris Sale
    P Max Scherzer
    P Jose Fernandez
    P Chris Archer
    P Roberto Osuna
    P Luke Gregerson
    P Arodys Vizcaino
    P Santiago Casilla
    P (stream spot)
    Bench Tyler Glasnow
    DL Tyson Ross

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Jordan Wolfhope: damn that team is good.

      • knucks says:
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        @apoxonbothyourhouses: Yea great team JW. And you aren’t kidding when you say its due to this site. Biggest indicator… “C (empty)”. Love it. You really don’t need all the prospects you have, but I can’t find a need anywhere, so why not roster them for now. I guess at some point maybe roster a Catcher… hahah

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: I guess maybe if there is some cheap speed out there on the wire, you might want to consider plugging in some of that, but I dunno who you take out of your lineup when you do.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jordan Wolfhope: Great team man. I would leave it alone for now..

  9. greg says:
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    I have a need for speed cuz Segura, JUp, ain’t doin what they supposed to. Also Sano’s (ut) cold as ice so a balanced player (ie,not Sagnof) might help, but then. …ah fo shizz.

    Available: Burns, Odubel, Danny Santana, Maybin.

    I’m leaning Maybin or Herrera, but Burns will get me most steals and runs you think?

    Also re: Freeman. Noticing I have too many players on low-scoring teams, ie, Franco, Freeman, Sano. When no-one is getting on, rbis are tough to get. And if there is no protection, then even when you DO get hot they will walk you.

    Any buy low 1b men you think I could move Freeman for? While he’s hot.

    Thanks as always.

    G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @greg: Burns… Fielder prolly, which I wouldn’t do…

      • greg says:
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        @Grey: I’m trying Freeman and Rodon for Abreu….

  10. Swfcdan says:
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    Rubby or Bauer for a hot pitcher add?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Swfcdan: I like Bauer

  11. Eric says:
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    ROS: Drop any of following for Glasnow – J Ross, A Sanchez, Gausman

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Eric: Sanchez

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Eric: Hold

      • Eric says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom:

        Thanks. Would you drop Eovaldi for Glasnow. Was at Yankee game last Sunday and Eovaldi was throwing 100 mph in the 7th
        inning with good control.

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Eric: I hate Evoldi, I have never owned him longer than a start or 2

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Eric: I think Eovaldi is a streamer – if you have the room for Glasnow to occupy a bench spot for the next month go for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Drop Eovaldi

  12. Fleeced says:
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    Should I drop Rendon for K Marte? He’s currently riding the pine as my bench bat

    Redraft 12 teamer

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Fleeced: i guess. Bench bats don’t really matter anyway

  13. MyHerreraBurns says:
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    Loving me some Sugar Cain this morning. In a 10 teamer points league, would you drop Kipnis for either Villar or Marte for my MI spot?

    • Big D says:
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      @MyHerreraBurns:

      Villar on fire to start but fear drop off or Arcia promotion

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Big D: Villar can play third or 2nd

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: and AA ron over the hill can get benched when he goes on back to hitting the under .220 with nearly no XBH he was hitting before and nobody good would get benched at all.

  14. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    A) I have Schoop and I know he’s been starting to hit better lately.. ROS do you like Dietrich, hill, or Pearce more? Or hold?

    B) my bottom 2 arms in my rotation are Robbie Ray and Sean manaea. Do you like devenski, Duffey, or Bauer more than either, or both of them?

    Thanks as always!

    #1

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Dude get rid of Manaea!!!! He gave up like 20 earned runs in 10 innings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: A) Hold B) Bauer over Manaea

  15. The Biz says:
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    Literally yesterday I received and accepted an offer for Cain and Aaron Sanchez for Scherzer and throw in OF Kiermier. Is there a name for stats accumulated in the period between an accepted trade offer and when it goes through? Like a going away present? Didn’t want to move Cain but couldn’t help the buy low on Max. I think the month of May is my favorite part of fantasy baseball as it is prime buy low season.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @The Biz: I prefer the Cain side. Don’t like that trade for you.

      • The Biz says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: This early in the season I’m still in talent acquisition mode, and I thought Scherzer is the best player in the deal. I’m also set at OF with JD and Braun. Didn’t like the odds of Sanchez keeping up his current pace in the AL East and home park with his periphials and walk rate, while Scherzer has looked unlucky. I also figured my odds of replacing a good OF are higher than finding a stud SP at reasonable cost when I fall in the camp of refusing to draft them due to price.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @The Biz: I agree with your assessment and think Max is the best player as well in the deal and he will be better than Sanchez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Biz: FWIW, I think Max is not who he once was

  16. Tony C says:
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    Grey perhaps I should heed your advice and drop Jose the rook.
    C-Vogt
    1b-Belt
    2b-Dietrich
    Ss-Seager
    3b-Lamb
    IF-Piscotty
    OFs-Stanton, Bautista, Starling Marte
    Util-Ozuna

    SP-Harvey, Cole, Tijuan, Corbin, Maeda, C-Mart, J-Ross, Conley, Nelson, and Berrios
    RP-Jansen, Gregerson

    Should I add a bench bat such as Ho Park, Tomas, Panik, Hill, Moss, Duda, Avisail or Souza? Available pitching is real weak which is why I have no bench bats. I usually keep my pitching staff in good times and in bad.

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Tony C: Tomas isn’t owned? 8 team league?

      • Tony C says:
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        It’s a 12 teamer league. Tomas was just dropped yesterday.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @apoxonbothyourhouses: Grey’s advised people to drop tomas in clearly deeper leagues than 8 team since at least 2 days back (when similar or better options abound)

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Tony C: who would you drop for Tomas.

      • Tony C says:
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        Possibky Berrios. Or Ozuna/Lamb depending on how you rank them to Tomas.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Tony C: Drop Berrios for Tomas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Duda over Berrios

    • Baby Kardashian says:
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      @Tony C: the heck wit Tomas go get duda and drop berrios or maeda

  17. David says:
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    Rizzo / villar for springer upton?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @David: Springer/J Upton.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @David: Don’t trade Rizzo

  18. Andrew says:
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    selling or buying castellanos? he walked twice yesterday…

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Andrew: he’s been talking about Castellanos breaking out since January. I’m assuming buying, but I doubt it’ll be cheap like last year when he was on waivers most of the year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Depends what you need and can get

  19. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP / QS

    Kang/hamels or Dozier/pomeranz (1)
    Lemahieu/santiago (2)

    • Big D says:
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      @Big league choo:

      Kang part timer/ waiver guy and Hamels gonna meet regression fairy soon so dump while u still can. I’d move Hamels for almost any arm at this point before u r left holding bag

  20. crushbombs says:
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    drop lamb or khris davis for calhoun or hold

  21. Greetings Grey. Monocling Wood yet (in a straight way) in 12 teamers? Tempted to pull the trigger now while on the wire, but Sunday is vs. the Cards. Maybe that start is the tipping point? Is he around a A. Sanchez or Smyly tier, or likely below both? Please advise. & great work as always.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @zombie: Depends on who you are dropping for Wood. Personally I would hold until after the Cards start. Wood is below the two SP you mentioned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: He’s below those guys… I’m still simply streaming Wood

  22. Five-On-One says:
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    Saw your blurb on Rodon. Do you start him or bench him in a 12-team, 5×5 league? His ERA (5) and WHIP (1.5) and Wins (1 on a team that does nothing but win) are killing me. Pick two please:

    Rodon @Hou (SON $3.7)
    Karns vLAA (SON $6.7)
    Wood vSTL (SON $9.9)

  23. JimmySuitcase says:
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    Would you drop Daniel Norris or Nate Karns to grab Ruby de la Rosa? I don’t know how much longer I should be holding Norris. It is a 14 team rotisserie league…

    Thank you!

  24. Timothy Taylor says:
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    Nice write up, as always.

    Pick two of Karna, Iwakuma or Hendricks in a 10 team league with QS/K/Whip/era/S

  25. Nick says:
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    Dynasty trade #1
    i get: R.Braun and Greinky +3rd draftpick
    i give: JDMart +YVentura +1st draftpick

    really tempting …

    else the guy offers me J.Upton for JD ! trading low!

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Nick: I’m not sure why you’d do either to be honest. The first one is especially poor considering its a dynasty. JD will come around. As Grey said in his post, too 50 hitters were drafted there for a reason

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Nick: I agree with Jason.

  26. Chin Music says:
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    Was offered Harper for deGrom or Lester. Which should I deal?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chin Music: I trade Lester for Harper.

      • knucks says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: What?!? Brian Harper? Travis Harper? Doesn’t matter which pitcher your giving up, your getting back the likely #1 fantasy bat for this year. Obviously Lester first, but the question isn’t should I do the deal. It’s likely a statement…

        “I should have did the deal, but I took too long and the nine year old that offered it to me figured out how to internet and clicked cancel.”

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Chin Music: find a competitive league

      • Chin Music says:
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        @Bye Felica: The guy offering is 0-5 and has horrendous SPs. Dumpster fire so I will take advantage.

  27. Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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    C Perez
    1B Rizzo
    2B Odor
    3B Franco
    SS Machado
    2B/SS Segura
    1b/3B PUjols
    OF Marte
    OF Springer
    OF Heyward
    OF Braun
    OF Polanco
    Util Desmond

    P Strasburg
    P Britton
    P Robertson
    P Matz
    P Walker
    P Rodon
    P Jeffress
    P Gregerson
    P Neris
    Bench
    Raisel
    Dee Gordon
    Nola
    DL Lance McCullers

    10 team 5×5 roto. i just traded braun for blubber. thoughts on how i did?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baseball Fan 2000: Only because my phone does that autocorrect, I think you’re saying Kluber… Trade is fair, depends on needs

      • Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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        @Grey: haha yeah it happens every time. thanks. i’m doing well right now in all categories but pitching projects to be a much bigger need than hitting for me

    • Baby Kardashian says:
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      @Baseball Fan 2000: blubber lol are u making soap like brad Pitt in fight club?

  28. jon says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do think Lindor, Odor, Eaton, Hanley, Grichuk (las two marginal, of course) are enough piecemeal SB to lose Deshields in 12-Tm 5×5 h2h?

    Need streaming spot as my pitching needs a lot of help . For the record, J. Dyson also on the wire so the speed-only guys are a little available.

    thanks!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @jon: lose Grichuk. He’s been on waivers in my league since the middle of April

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: You can lose DeShields or Grichuk, depends on your needs

  29. Five-On-One says:
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    Would you bench (not drop) Fielder for any of Lamb, Dannys, Domingos, Dietrich, Plouffe or Rickard?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Five-On-One: play the hot hand and see how that goes, Prince will heat when it starts to warm up..

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Who would be the ‘hot hand’ for now?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Five-On-One: LOL, after reading those names again I think I stick with Prince.

          • Five-On-One says:
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            @Malicious Phenoms: Yeah – The only ones I am tempted by are either Lamb (he faces seven righties this week) or Dannys (I could use a SB or two). Tired of Prince and leaning toward lamb, but all others’ input is welcome.

        • JWRAY says:
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          Lamb most likely. I also have Fielder, just waiting it out.

  30. Gregarious says:
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    Great stuff Grey! Living off your blurbs. What do you think of my Freeman and Daniel Murphy for his Crush Davis and Granderson? Too much? Too little? Murphy’s soooo hot but bound to regress some. Would replace his MI spot with Cozart/Marte…and Granderson would take Souza’s spot…

    Thanks man, as always!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Gregarious: Make the offer and see what he says.

  31. Rusty says:
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    Did I overreact by dropping Rodon? If so, why does it feel soooo good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rusty: Ha, in most shallow leagues, it likely won’t matter

  32. Nick says:
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    Dynasty trade #2
    i get SS Segura + Archer + “i can choose a rookie” (SP Cody REED?)
    i give Lindor
    (remember i already gave up Corey Seager last week for Abreu + Rendon +Gio! )

    Nick

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Nick: I’d take that trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: I’d want Lindor

  33. Warren says:
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    Ok. Trade help. H2H OBP league. Any feedback appreciated!

    Team:

    C Castillo
    1B Rizzo
    2B Odor
    SS Correa
    3B Machado
    OF Harper
    OF Betts
    OF Cain and Polanco (platoon)
    U Donaldson

    Arrieta
    Syndergaard
    Matz
    T Walker
    Nola
    Britton
    Familia
    Gausman
    Rodon
    Pomeranz
    Conley
    Iglesias (DL)

    Some ok pitchers on waivers, nothing special.

    Trade offer just received: Just Dong for T Walker and Matz. In a vacuum I take JD, but worried about my pitching taking a hit and having too much hitting and bench bats. I know one team that is very interested in Donaldson who has Sale and Strasburg. If I swing the trade for JD and then follow up with a Donaldson for Strasburg, do you like?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Warren: You don’t need Dong.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I wouldn’t even play in this league. My team wouldn’t have a shot at winning. This has to be a lonely league lmao

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Warren: I wouldn’t do either. That team is primed to win now.

      How did you get Harper, macho, Correa, Betts, Donaldson, Cain Arietta, Synderguard, and Rizzo on the same team? Is this a 4 team league or are you playing with a bunch of schmos?

      • Warren says:
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        @Bye Felica: some schmos and its a keeper that I have drafted well over the years. 10 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: JD side, take it, figure out pitching later

      • Warren says:
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        @Grey: forgot this guy has JD super cheap in auction value too. Doing it. Not bad to buy low on a guy who almost hit 40 dongs last year! Let’s hope the Tiger O heats up now.

  34. JohnnySquid says:
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    Maikel Franco today? Or Brandon Drury? Hittertron call says Drury, but my gut says Franco. Hopefully it’s not my Llyod McClendon or Sociopath gut….

  35. Phil of the Future says:
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    Check out this quartet of starts yesterday:
    Ross
    Rodon
    Berrios
    Smyly

    I’m gonna have to sit on a special cushion for the next few days my ass is so sore….

      • JJ says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms:
        I had Ross, Smyly, Conley, Jepsen
        I feel your pain

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey:@Grey: Well i’m already sitting down and now I’m stuck. Screw it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I might need to trade for an arm in this league. 16 team, nothing on the wire. Think I could get anything worth a damn for Souza? Schoop? If need be I could trade Carter, but you know how I feel about him….

            I’d be looking for a dependable SP 2/3

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Doubtful, maybe a Gausman type if owner doesn’t believe him? Maybe Rodon?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I was thinking Gausman actually. Or Taijuan.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Worth a shot

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: No if I could only get up to reach my computer….

  36. ChrisL says:
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    I read your post every morning…Grey…Who do you like to follow on twitter for fantasy news/updates/insight?

    Thank you.

    • ChrisL says:
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      @ChrisL: Also Grey, I was proposed: Std 12 team 5×5
      Brandon Belt and Dexter Fowler for Cespedes and Wil Myers…Thoughts?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @ChrisL: decline that trade if you own Cespedes and Myers

        • ChrisL says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: How about Fowler and Belt for Cespedes and Duvall?

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @ChrisL: I’d want Cesoedes over those other 2. Dude is gonna have a monster year in NY.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ChrisL: I don’t look at Twitter

  37. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    JBJ or Ozuna ROS?

    Also, what pitching tiers would you put Gaus and Smyly in now?

    Thanks

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Test Kitchen: can I call sloppy seconds on the JBJ or Ozuna question?

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

    • Big D says:
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      @Test Kitchen:

      JBJ over Osuna

      Gaus and Smyly staying in top 20 for ROS

  38. swatty06 says:
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    I just received Max Scherzer for Mark Trumbo & Raisel Iglesias. I was pretty surprised he accepted. Think that was a good move?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @swatty06: I like it. good move.

  39. Wilson says:
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    Is Miller droppable if I’m in 5×5 league without HD?
    I love his productivity and stable but he can’t grab SV after Chapman’s back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: He’s good for ratios and Ks

  40. Zach says:
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    Good Morning.
    1) Please pick 2 ROS. JBJ, Reddick, Ozuna, Pederson, Or Drury.
    2) Who gets the boot when McCullers comes back? Thanks as always.
    Arrieta
    Roak
    Porcello
    Gausman
    Liriano
    Rodon
    Nola
    Nelson
    (DL) Iglesias

    • Zach says:
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      Throw in K. Davis in the first question.

      • JJ says:
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        @Zach:

        2)Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach: Davis, Joc….Nelson

  41. PED Inc. says:
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    Which side wins this trade in a H2H redraft points league?

    Goldschmidt for Quintana, Nola, Trumbo.

    I really need to move these two pitchers before Darvish comes off of the DL and to open a spot to pick up Glasnow. Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @PED Inc.: I’d want Goldy there.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @PED Inc.: take Goldschmidt

  42. RePete says:
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    Is Hanley Ramirez a sell high candidate or should I just enjoy the ride? I’ve shopped him around but there doesn’t seem to be much interest. Normally I hate having three players from one team but Betts, Bogaerts, and Hanley have been great so far. Should I be benching Pujols for Hanley until the weather warms up and he shows he’s not really 50 years old? He’s not even showing his vetard strength right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: Bench Pujols for Hanley, sell Hanley if you can

  43. Matty says:
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    JBJ over Krush, Grichuk, Parra (?) in a 12 team mixed dynasty? Trying to get a sense for where his potential falls in the spectrum.

    Thanks!

  44. Jon says:
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    Who should I drop to make room for McCullers? Fiers, Conley, Nelson, Eovaldi, Karns

    • JJ says:
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      @Jon:
      I would drop any of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: I’d look at their upcoming matchups

  45. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    Sup Grey!

    Gonna buy the Roto Deluxe this weekend when I get my check. You deserve some daiquiris with all the great content you put out!

    We trusting Eickhoff @ Atlanta? Looking to lower that ERA after Conley and Ross took a dump on it

    • knucks says:
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      @Here Comes the Pizza: Yea deserves more than a few dacks tbh

      But if your doing pay day correctly… its babes, booze, ludes, then roto-delux

      And start your sister vs. ATL at this point. Looks like we are watching the kind of history you would think a front office wouldn’t want

  46. Joe Cool says:
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    You’d trade J-Zim and Cozart to get Greinke, right (even if Greinke is struggling)? Also, would you drop Corbin to stash Glasnow?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Joe Cool: Yes to both.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Joe Cool: yes and yes

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Joe Cool: i wouldn’t trade for Greinke

  47. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    You starting Pomeranz @ the Cubs today?
    SON has it as a -5.5.
    I could really use the stats with a tight matchup but wondered what you thought?

    Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Bobbo: You need counting stats or average stats more? ERA and WHIP could be difficult to come by, but some Ks could be in the cards….

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Bobbo: I am thinking I will sit him, Cubs are rolling lately. and I HATE sitting pitchers cuz my league has no innings limit so we need all the W and K we can get.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Bobbo: nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: I wouldn’t start him

  48. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as always. Which side you like better in a standard 12 team roto? Goldy + Cain or Rizzo + Marte? Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @dizzystpizzy: Goldy side

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @dizzystpizzy: Rizzo side if it’s Starling Marte

      • knucks says:
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        @Bye Felica: Great point

      • dizzystpizzy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks all, that’s where i was leaning too. What if it’s Goldy + Just Dong for Rizzo and S Marte?

        • knucks says:
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          @dizzystpizzy: Maybe give this another few and then try this at the bottom as a new Comment to see if Grey changes his mind? We really like Rizzo though, I dunno why you wanna move him. Or are you trying to get him?

  49. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Lawrie, Russell, Panik or Schoop?

  50. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I picked up Wisler for his start last night – worked out according to plan! I had planned on dropping him after for another streamer, but now I’m looking at his schedule and he’s set to face the Royals in KC on Sunday – you starting him? (12-team H2H with QS)

    Thanks!

  51. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Rodon should have had the W too…then the 7 run 8th inning happened. Crazy game. I had Mazara and Fielder…who got a bus boy’s tip from the 13 runs scored.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Yeah, I would’ve been fine not getting the win and having Rodon pitch two scoreless innings then not get up again after the rain, was just a bad game

  52. Heyward My Power Go? says:
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    Will I ever hit a homerun?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Heyward My Power Go?: Today, one in each game of the doubleheader.

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Heyward My Power Go?: It’s like Heyward plays on a planet with higher gravity than the Earth and the balls just go down down down into the ground

  53. Best says:
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    Upton vs sherzer or Ketel marte vs archer

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Clint: That’s actually what he looks like. Isn’t it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Yeah, that’s my pops

  54. Mike says:
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    Should I drop Ozuna or Chris Carter for Ben Revere?

    • knucks says:
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      @Mike: Neither

      • Mike says:
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        @knucks: I drafted Deshields for speed and had to get rid of him. In a head to head league I’ve had 2 stolen bases over last 3 weeks. Figure I need to give my team some kind of shot to make that up.

        I could pick up Villar instead but I have Castro at short and nowhere else to play him.

        • Scott says:
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          Ive heard that Djibooti recently moved to Djibouti, Djibouti. [email protected]Mike: 2B?

          • Matt says:
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            @Scott: 2nd base has Odor or Carpenter and third as Carpenter or Franco. It’s been a pretty good problem to have over last few weeks.

            • knucks says:
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              @Matt: ? is a lot more valid knowing all these details. Interested myself who the drop is now. It might be Villar over Castro…

  55. Cousin Vinny says:
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    Pence or JD rest of season? (5×5 roto)

    How close is it too?

    Thanks!

  56. Thomas Dodson says:
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    Is it possible Altuve and Villar are in fact one person? I call him Altuvillar.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: probably why he’s on the Brewers now – Villar can’t be seen the same place as Altuve or people will start catching on…

  57. Pu$$y Control says:
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    A$$ Blood in my league offered me Aledmys Diaz for my Carlos Correa. I rejected and responded wtf? He took exception to my response and offered me the same trade again saying that Diaz has a higher ranking YTD than Correa. I rejected again and said Diaz will be in a time share soon and he might as well drop him to waivers now. This is serious drama yo!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Sounds like a trump voter

      • knucks says:
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        @Bye Felica: nah, I think he is more likely a Ted Cruz write in kinda guy hah

        PC, what you need to do is locate is 1st rounder and offer up your mousepad for him. If he doesn’t get it at that point, try the mousepad AND the mouse… with a comment “2 for 1? I’m hesitant but could use some counting stats”

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: MP your ‘See Below’ comment is even more appropriate right now then you might have thought hah

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Grey: 11 team league. I am in 6th at 58 pts and he is in 8th at 55.8. I have been dealing with Gomez, Heyward and Adrian G. Those are my excuses anyways.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That $uck$

  58. Woodrow the Impaler says:
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    Salutations Grey!

    Crass 10 team keeper NL only 5×5 trade question here: his Josh Harrison for my Kyle Hendricks and Socrates Brito?

    I’m very much competing for first this year and need the R’s and SB’S but my pitching staff looks like this without Hendricks-

    J-Fer
    Maeda
    Papelbon
    Nicasio
    Glasnow
    Jeanmar
    Jose DeLeon
    J. Jeffress
    Matz
    Conley

  59. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Love the Tombstone reference.

  60. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    sounds like A$$ blood is just an ASS!

  61. Bye Felica says:
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    Guess my Trumbo & Velasquez for Sugar Cain trade last weekend isn’t looking too bad huh guise?
    Guise?……Where are you guise? Hahaha

  62. Jeebers says:
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    My Heyward and Cole for his Herrera and Emoticon.

    It’s lopsided, but do I ride the hot hands? Heyward’s wrist troubles me.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jeebers: HOLD

      • Jeebers says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms:
        Now he’s offering a 2-for-1: Smyly or Jamie Garcia and Herrera for Cole.

      • Jeebers says:
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        @Grey: Imma tell him to take a long walk off a short pier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  63. Swaz says:
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    H2H points league RoS, pick 2: L, Cain, Chris Carter, Wil Myers

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Swaz: I’d go Cain & Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swaz: Cain, Myers

  64. Jedimasters says:
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    Grey, in defense of Joe Ross the inning where he gave up the lead should have ended in a double play. Gose was way out of path and didn’t even touch second base. He should have been out. Somehow the ruling stood. He did give up a 2 run shot to Castellanos who has been the hottest hitter in the league. Line should have been 6IP 3 ER.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: moves down to ROS 27th best SP on this.

  65. Bye Felica says:
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    Cheslor Cuthbert is really Elisha Cuthbert.

    She always wanted to be the first openly trans mlb player.

  66. peacecoast says:
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    I am also a Rodon owner and was watching the game and was dumbfounded when they sent the kid back out after 90 min rain delay (Holland too for that matter). I mean duh, he already has problems with command. When he threw strikes it seemed like they were all over them, I think he needs a better pitching coach, says the dumbass armchair loser (me). He has been a little unlucky with singles and shit, and his K rate is great.

    Hey if things remain as they are with Kendrys is he a drop for Reed when he gets the call?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @peacecoast: better pitching coach? The white sox have one of the best pitching coaches in baseball. Hold Rodon, I’m telling you he will be better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Yeah, for Reed… How about that Austin Jackson play in center with no error being called

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey:if they charged Jackson the error it still woulda been an ER for Rodon though right?

        Baseball/fantasyrules make no sense sometimes:
        like I had velasquez once with two outs and no one on then an error gets a guy on. ends up loading the bases and they all score. and he gets charged 0 ER, I was laughing all the way to the scoreboard (I think that’s how it happened)

        or if your batter knocks in an RBI on an error he doesn’t get a RBI for itbut if he scores a R on an error he gets the R right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, there was a double play right after so no earned runs

  67. Bmiles says:
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    Thanks for another great write up. Could use a bit of help deciding to drop Rodon for Glasnow or if I should hold off and wait to see what happens with Rodon in his next start. I guess I could also drop Steven Wright, but I hate to drop him on the sweet run he is having.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Bmiles: No, you have to give Rodon a little bit longer leash. He’ll be better.

      • knucks says:
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        @Bye Felica: Dropped Rodon in my $0 home league so that he would get his shizz together and I can secretly reap the bennys in my big money league. Anyone else ever do this kind of thing? I just did this with Berrios as well. I’d imagine this is one of the more sad and pathetic strategical comments in a while.

  68. Steve D. says:
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    ETA for Glasnow? Are we talking within a couple of weeks or sometime in June?

  69. Jon says:
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    Would you add K Hendricks, Conley, Eickhoff, or Karns over Liriano, Nelson or Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Hendricks over Berrios

  70. Tyler says:
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    Alright, I’ve been thinking about this trade proposal for a couple of weeks now. Just looking for some outside advice! My league settings are 12 team, 18 keeper league (no cost or limitations). 9×9 hitting/pitching categories. Hitting: H, R, RBI, HR, SB, BB, K, AVG, OPS. Pitching: W, L, SV, ER, BB, K, ERA, WHIP, QS. The deal being proposed to me is Yu Darvish for Carlos Gonzalez. Its always hard for me to trade a solid bat for pitching, but I’ve been considering this deal given the nature of Yu’s abilities. I have a lot of Outield depth. My current roster is as follows;
    C- Lucroy
    1b- belt
    2b- matt duffy
    3b- Kris Bryant
    SS- B. Crawford
    OF- Trout
    OF- Justin Upton
    OF Springer
    UTL- Mookie
    UTL- CarGo
    UTL- Adam Eaton
    I also have David peralta, Dee Gordon, Orlando Arcia, Jose reyes, and Devon travis on my team (Most of which are obviously unavailable at the time).
    I don’t have any true Aces for pitching, but I have some solid guys in Stroman, Garrett Richards (who I lost for the year), Ian Kennedy, Aaron Sanchez, Jaime Garcia, Smyly, Eduardo Rodriguez, edinson volquez and Wain-o. The deal would be me giving up Cargo straight up for Yu Darvish. Again, just looking to et some other thoughts on this deal. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tyler: Can’t move Eaton for him? You don’t need CarGo, you’re paying a lot for Yu

      • Tyler says:
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        @Grey: I’ve tried offering eaton in several deals for him. He was in my initial offers. He likes eaton, but not for Yu, says he’d rather sit on darvish for anything less that Cargo, so I more than likely won’t do it. Think I could get a bigger return for cargo. Just wanted your opinion!

  71. Hmmm says:
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    Hey what is your take on Villar or Elvis Andrus ROS?

    My league does count K’s (Elvis K’s rarely, Villar K’s a lot)

    The ROS tool isn’t buying Villar keeping this up. It thinks Andrus will be way more valuable ROS. What do you think?

    Thanks for your help!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Hmmm: Villar never had a full time gig before and Elvis has. I think I go with Villar ROS. Elvis will leave Texas this summer when Profar arrives.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hmmm: I’d prefer Villar in leagues shallower than 14 team

  72. Wilsonian says:
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    My Segura and JBJ for his Salazar? Good for me, right?

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

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Wilsonian: make the trade.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I made the offer. Guy is in dead last, has Castro at SS and his OF is a mess after McCutchen.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: what if it was Kennedy or Rich Hill instead of Salazar, still SP side? I would pickup Ozuna at that point, too.

  73. Five-On-One says:
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    Gut call – Will Ellsbury hit the DL this week because of the hip? I haven’t seen any real news on this.

  74. Goldschmidt says:
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    Bradley for Corbin… Which side?

  75. bebop says:
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    Should I be dropping Ventura for R. Hill at this point?

    thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @bebop: I think I’d hold a little longer.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @bebop: i would

  76. AMolnar says:
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    I know Manaea got knocked around last night but given my league is a dynasty contract league and given that we don’t have a innings limit and 27 total players on the team (everyone hoards as many pitchers as possible) the SP quality and guys available is ridiculously bad. The top guys on the waiver are:

    R.A. Dickey
    Derek Holland
    Buchholz
    Phil Hughes
    Matt Wisler
    Wade Miley
    Jeremy Hellickson

    Would you rather pick one of those guys up or just pick up Manaea and sit on him till I see better results? What is his upside?

  77. The JoGarza says:
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    Hola Grey,

    In a 12-team league, an owner is offering me Aaron Nola and a choice of Wacha/Stroman/Roark/Chapman for Jacob deGrom.

    Are any of those secondary pitchers worth trading away deGrom?

    Also, I have Allen, Cishek, Jepsen and J.Smith as my current closer crop, to give you context about acquiring Chapman.




    Also, we dropping Neil Walker in a 12-team OBP league? I have Rendon who’s slowly come back to life.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @The JoGarza: id take Nola & Chapman for Degrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The JoGarza: deGrom, don’t trade him for two lesser pieces…. Hold Walker

  78. Scott says:
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    Ive heard that Djibooti recently moved to Djibouti, Djibouti. Triplo!

  79. Sean says:
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    Grey, I got a couple questions for you

    1. Do I still hold Pujols as a rotation bench player?
    2. Should I pick up Villar (on waivers) to rotate with Sano who’s been struggling, get a guy like Cuthbert if Villar is claimed by another owner, or just hold?
    3. Who’s the better hold Betances or Miller? I enjoy the ratio boost, but they both have hardly played recently. Phelps is available and gets the random save ops, is he an option over either of them?

    • knucks says:
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      @Sean: Elisha is a better trans gender NHL lover than heshe is MLB player

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: 1. Yes 2. Sure 3. MIller

  80. 1. “¿Huh, Rodo’n Odor, Huh?” – I believe the word you’re looking for is “palindrome” – and this is a good one! Dyslexia is different. As Robin Williams (RIP) once quipped, “I was the only kid on my street at Haloween saying ‘trick or trout'”

    2. Thanks for the vote of confidence in grabbing Ozuna – dude’s been en fuego.

    3. Why is it every time I pick up Schoop (or, gulp, trade for him) he goes back to sucking?

    4. I kinda miss old Coors – not the beer, that always sucked. I mean, my opponent started Rubby. I remember a day when I could look at my opponent’s matchups and see that they’re starting a pitcher at Coors and think, “you poor bastard. You don’t even know.” Yesterday? Yeah, notsomuch.

    5. I’ll be happy when Au Shiz is hitting over .235 – though there are signs of life. Multi-hit game on Monday, HR yesterday. Kinda feel like he’s going to go on a tear soon. And not the Tulo kind where his soft tissue is in jeopardy. His last month gave me soft tissue. I’m just sayin.

    5. Mookie is another dude I think is about to go off – the cold weather isn’t helping. He hit a ball on the screws on Monday that, had it been a little warmer/less windy/humid would have gone out. By seasons end I think he’ll easily justify his 2nd round price – he’s close now, but I think he’s a superstar.

    6. Still on the BoSox, wouldn’t it make better sense to bat JBJ lead off and Mookie 2nd, and drop old guy Pedroia to 5th behind Ortiz? Seems silly to have someone who’s that hot batting 8th or 9th all the time, though I guess it does give Mookie someone to knock in (which would also happen, and more often, if they hit 1-2 rather than 9-1)

    7. sticking with Boston, I’m starting to get a little suspicious of Pedroia. It occurred to me that if he gets popped he’s got the best name ever since you could go with PEDroia, Pedroidsa, or both, PEDroidsa!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucky Dog: 1. Ha 2. Nice! 3. Ha 4. Ha 5. Yeah 6. True 7. HA

  81. crumbelievable says:
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    Another classic roundup from the G himself. Potential trade question: Get Bumgarner, give Hamels + Castellanos. 12-team points league, have Freeman at 1B, Frazier at 3B and could plug in Pujols at CI, plus Reynolds sitting on waivers. Current SPs are Salazar, Hamels, Walker, Matz, Rodon, Sanchez, and McCullers soon to be off DL. Selling Castellanos worth the upgrade over Hamels?

  82. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Yo Yo Grey!!

    Great write-up. Words going around one of my leagues that someone wants to unload Correa. Going to give him Frazier/Lindor/VincentVelasquez for his Correa/Matz.

    Pray for mojo!!

    Were those 311 concerts back in the day just Klan gatherings?

  83. a bag of sand says:
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    give fowler & salazar to get posey & kluber?

    currently streaming c spot (casali) and have these at OF:
    mccutch, betts, heyward, brantley

    thx

  84. Five-On-One says:
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    May or Dyson for speculating on saves?

    • knucks says:
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      @Five-On-One: FWIW i have May and would switch him out for Dyson if I could. Just think Tolleson is out before May gets a chance in a murky situation.

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @knucks: Agree with knucks. I’m kinda hoping to poach Dyson soon but need to figure out if I can make room for him.

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yay!!

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Five-On-One: i’m seeing, the under on june 2nd may has this job, loses it for 10 days to perkins, gets it back again…..

      • knucks says:
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        @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Reasonable… I did just see that the first bullpen for Perkins is scheduled for 23rd of this month. So I’m hoping that Jepsen is out immediately. He should be at least. May can then get it, run with it a bit, then like you said, either hold it or win it back when Perkins is back and sucking it up. The real problem is can the Twins even get a couple save chances in the next 2 weeks?

      • knucks says:
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        @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Oh and Murder By Death > Murder City Devils but I don’t imagine many see life the way I do.

  85. TheCactusMan says:
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    Carlos Gomez straight up droppable?

  86. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Haha, that lead followed by the final David Freese gem is why I start my day with a cup of coffee and open my browser to Razzball. Bravissimo.

  87. Q says:
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    Some of the shine off of Danny Santana when he’s batting 9th. Any of these you like better in a 12 teamOBP/SLG league?

    Enciarte
    Deshields
    Rickard
    Duvall

    • Q says:
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      @Q: Add Rajai to list with Naquin sent down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Nah

  88. joe says:
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    so JA happ, stream or keep, 12 team standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Stream

  89. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Morning grey

    Guy came to me with a blockbuster of a deal

    I give up Harvey Scherzer Marte and Forsythe along with my two fourth rounders
    I get Fernandez Salazar cargo (COL) Kipnis and his two 2nd rounders

    Would you make it? I am seriously thinking about making it

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      grey

      We reworked the deal. I give Donaldson Marte Scherzer and Harvey along with my second and 2 4 th rounders and I get Fernandez Salazar Kipnis cargo a first andtwo second rounders would you do that

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Scott Kimmel: That’s worse than the first offer.

      • knucks says:
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        @Scott Kimmel: Scotty. You make way too many trades.

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Scott Kimmel: i’m still very curious as to how people send you these constantly, are these RCL’s and these opp’s have a reason to think you are a mark due to seeing other offers you are close to doing?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Scott Kimmel: Why would you ever give up the two best players in a deal? That makes no sense. The draft picks are just fluff to make it look like a better deal. I seriously mean no offense by this, but back off of the trades. Ride your roster a bit.

  90. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    First off, as a Jepsen owner, the play by Arcia in LF was the cause of the earned runs. He botched it huge. That being said….
    Which RP would you grab first
    T.MAY(ahem)
    T.CINGRANI
    J.DYSON
    I was all set to grab Dyson before Tolleson got the uneventful save last night.

    • Grey

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      @JJ: May

    • JJ says:
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      @JJ:
      Also, which one sits here
      J.BAUTISTA @ Bumgarner
      B.DOZIER vs T.Wilson(bal)
      C.SEAGER vs Sydergaard
      N.MAZARA vs Latos
      M.SANO vs T.Wilson

      • Grey

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        Sano

        • JJ says:
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          @Grey:
          On his birthday? Now thats just cruel

          • Grey

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            Ha!

            • JJ says:
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              @Grey:
              And…he homers on his first AB. Good thing I was busy with work and didn’t notice the early start time quickly enough to take him out.

              • Grey

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                Ha, nice!

  91. Game of Throws says:
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    I drafted two teams this year… and did an experiment. One team I followed Grey’s advice. One team, I drafted guys who fell and looked for value, many guys who Grey warned against.

    My grey-stars are in 1st place. My “value” schmohawks are in last place.

    But I did manage to trade Sonny Gray for Lorenzo Cain a few days ago. So I’ve got that going for me.

    • knucks says:
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      @Game of Throws: This is pretty interesting, albeit expected results. Thanks for sharing. Always wondered but never took the time to actually do this.

  92. K-Rich says:
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    10 team H2H points where in the main scoring for starting pitching is:

    Innings Pitched (IP) 1.5
    Earned Runs (ER) -2.5
    Wins (W) 3
    Losses (L) -2
    Strikeouts (K) 2
    Hits Allowed (H) -0.5
    Walks Issued (BB) -0.5
    Quality Starts (QS) 3

    Would you take Jaime Garcia or Sonny Gray ROS? For realistic-ness-ism-ish sake, let’s assume Jaime will have one 15-day DL stint that costs him 3 starts.

  93. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey, Berrios worth holding onto as a 19th round Keeper for next year? Can only keep 5 and already have 5 good keepers…could he be a stud next year ya think? thanks!!

  94. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    SON seems to like Pineda at home tonight v the world champs..

    Dude has been awful in the Bronx this year. Would you start him?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: agreed, SON be banished..

        • knucks says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: I’m streaming him.. and then Volquez vs ATL on friday (also not an SON favorite, he’s at $2.4 right now). Times is tough man. At least we can come here and all laugh when my streamers leave steamers on my ratios.

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            @knucks: Shouldn’t have said also… just commenting in the spirit of battling the bots right now

  95. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Re: the Blubber comment above, one of my favorite autocorrects is Mark Triceratops for Texiera, and “Toe is Vespers”

  96. Pumpkin pie says:
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    Heyward + Iwakuma for Vmart + Wade Davis. Fair trade?

  97. Alex says:
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    Thanks as always for the great write-up!

    Hmmm…Eickoff or Chen at Crayola against the Brewers tonight?

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  98. Jonathan A says:
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    Please help with this team!!

    Yan gomes
    Rizzo
    Harrison
    Castellanos
    Suarez
    Piscotty , cain , marte Kris Davis JUp
    Rickard
    Gattis
    Reyes

    Scherzer Carrasco quintana Cmart mcCullers Bauer tropeano desclafani
    Robertson Perkins may street smith

    This team is a mess. Any ideas how to fix it?
    Is it worth holding Reyes?
    Is Gattis with C better option than Gomes?

    Who should I sell? Any names to target?

    Appreciate it fellas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jonathan A: Lose Reyes, lose Gattis, Rickard can prolly be topped off waivers

      • Jonathan A says:
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        @Grey: just got an offer Carrasco and Castellanos for Bryant… take it?

        • Grey

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          Bryant side

  99. joe says:
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    need some trade help. we start 4 OF. I have JD, Yoenis, Mazara, Odubel, Joc, and Revere. My starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole, Hamels, Maeda, Joe Ross, Velasquez, Nola, Porcello, with Yu and Cobb on my DL. 12 team league to give you a basic idea of streamability.

    I have been offered Justin Upton and Matt Duffy for my Hamels and Joc. I currently have no backup infielders (no CI or MI positions) but am stashing Trea and Reed on my bench waiting for the call ups. Would you take the deal? Is the Upton upgrade worth leaving myself without a top 25ish starter after Gerrit Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Upton side

  100. B the Esq. says:
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    League counts Saves and Holds as separate categories. Currently have Wade Davis, Kenley Jensen, Osuna, Ramos, Betances, Kelvin Herrara in the 2 RP and 4 P spots we have available daily.

    Drop any of them for Neris?

    Looking at SP, I have Berrios toward the back of my rotation, but its a keeper league and he could be a late round pick next year. Is his potential moving forward worth holding onto? 8 team keep up to 10 players.

  101. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    jesus, one day after leading off, they’re playing freakin’ rua over him. was about to grab him over dannys antana everywhere (flip flopping about) and now this garbage. against a righty too.

  102. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey,

    Which side in a 10-team 6×6 (add OBP and Holds) H2H:

    Danny Salazar for Gregory Polanco.

    I have a fairly balanced and deep roster

    Thanks!

  103. rick carmichael says:
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    Which side?

    My Brantley, Eaton, Keuchel, Volquez Cingrani or his Strasburg, Cain, Mcgee

  104. omar says:
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    Drop any of these for Aaron Hicks (AL-Only)?

    DeShizz
    Leonys
    Keirmaier
    Dannys Antana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Kiermaier

  105. Don Majikowski says:
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    Will Trevor May be closing?

    Who is the drop of these 3? Wisler, Manaea, Berrios

  106. Stickball Al says:
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    I have Adam Jones on my bench. For the last month for obvious reasons. Got a guy offering me Price for him. Price destroyed this guys pitching stats and Jones has put me in a offensive hole too !!! So going forward do you believe Price get’s fixed and starts pitching like he can or hang on to Jone’s and wait until he starts hitting in that super Baltimore line-up. Thought’s please !!!

  107. Cohen says:
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    Grey, SON hates Hamels start today at WSox, would u start him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cohen: Yeah, start or drop

  108. Scott says:
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    Pedro not playing today. Lose him for Mark Reynolds who is?

  109. Burt says:
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    Cozart or Villar?

    • knucks says:
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      @Burt: It was Villar yesterday. And last night helped the cause

  110. crock says:
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    Justin Upton or Charlie Blackmon

  111. 740 says:
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    wats good Grey, thank u for the write. on point.

    10team h2h 6x5cats.

    worried about Sano, Sonny? is it time to trade them? smh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: I wouldn’t have drafted them

  112. joe says:
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    Dietrech or Panik? Need a 2B, R and AVG
    Panik is slumping right now and Dietrech is hot, but looking ahead at their next matchups
    Panik 4 games @ AZ
    Dietrech 4 games @ WAS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Dietrich

  113. Funny Name says:
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    Dee got dropped. It’s a H2h league so would u recommend putting in a claim and using up a bench spot for 3 months? 6 bench spots and Sam Dyson is the guy I would drop(chasing saves). I’m confident in making the playoffs so he’d be a huge boost but just not sure it’s worth a bench spot for 3 months.

  114. Big league choo says:
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    Which deal would you rather have

    My Kang/hamels for Dozier/pomeranz

    Kang/hamels for j upton/pedrioa

  115. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Wanted to get thoughts In my team, lots of trades going on as the top teams bulk up. Was thinking of offering Mad Max and Kemp for JDMart and JZimm

    15 team Obp roto keep 11
    C Molina
    1 Rizzo
    2 Dozier
    3 Beltre
    Ss Villar
    Lf Braun
    Cf Blackmon
    Rf Kemp
    U Mazara
    Bn Pujols
    Sp : Scherzer, Harvey, Lester, McCullers(dl), Shields, Chen, Hill, Pom, Roark
    Rp: Davis, J Gomez, Box (dl)

  116. Buge Hoobs says:
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    H2H ROS for a Util: Ozuna or Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  117. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    here’s an ugly one for you, AL only, lowrie hit the DL, got DL room (thank god) but here’s my choices to replace, as always at bats are what’s up (unless strange upside exists in any of these, but it doesn’t), OBP over AVG, total bases added.
    clense colon
    pennington
    ackley/torres (NYY)
    coghlan
    goins
    this is sooooo coghlan it ain’t funny, BUT i can’t use a waiver on him as i have the #2 waiver (so 2nd best choice of players coming over from NL), so who’s 2nd choice. looks like it’s gotta be pennington at least till b.ryan shows up (we do 2 day waivers from date of it being noticed that b.ryan is becoming AL player)

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: only good news is that even if i don’t get coghlan, the guy who message boarded the b.ryan news seems to want b.ryan more than giavotella, so i’d get him later, at least he’s a starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ackley

  118. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Still working on that Abreu deal from yesterday…This is where it’s at…I get Abreu, Eaton and LeMahieu I give Polanco, Matz and Glasnow. ..This team I took over has no power H2H Dynasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I hear ya..Just having a real hard time getting some power on this team and feel I could replace the pitching easier..don’t love dealing Polanco but to get a bat like Abreu may be worth it…Helps that I got Heyward yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fantasy value wise Abreu and Polanco may not be all that different after this year

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: True but position wise OF is a bit easier to fill than the corner spots, feels like 1st and 3rd get thinner every year….Dont forget Polanco has a “Hurdle” to contend with lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, agreed on both counts

  119. knucks says:
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    Odubel over Pillar right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  120. Don Majikowski says:
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    14 team keeper, keep 7 or 8… Should Manaea be held onto in this league??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  121. Slim

    Slim says:
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    So they are saying McCullers is going on Fri. Who do you think loses their spot in the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devenski

  122. ERad says:
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    I’m going to Marrakesh for the honeymoon, I’ll tell Dijibooti you said what up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I should go with you and the bride!

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Can you be my carry-on?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, I just need to be carried on in a giant Contact Lens solution bottle

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: That’s where I store my Xanax and hashish

            I’ll squeeze you in with the wife’s undergarments!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That works!

  123. Nightpandas says:
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    Do you think i need an upgrade? Considering shipping Scherzer and Kemp for JDMart and JZimm.

    15team Obp

    C Molina
    1 Rizzo
    2 Dozier
    3 Beltre
    Ss Villar
    L: Braun
    C: Blackmon
    R: Kemp
    U: Mazara
    Bn: Pujols
    Sp: Scherzer, Harvey, Lester, Hill, Pom, Roark, Chen, Shields, McCullers (dl)
    Rp: Davis, J Gomez, Box (dl)

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: keep 11 and going for it this year

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Nightpandas: Works for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take JD

  124. Big Al says:
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    14-team H2H league. I am leading the league in HR, but lacking in SB. Trade Semien for Villar? Any concern that Semien breaks out, and Villar loses at bats when Arcia gets called up? Thanks…

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Big Al: do it

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Big Al: Villar most likely goes to 3rd when Arcia comes up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  125. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    My line up wound up having a good night last night after our prayer session…Made one mistake, I left Smyly out of the prayer and apparently he didn’t like it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Smyly should’ve streamrolled the M’s

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah i didn’t see him having a bad night last night….Next time the ” 7 Line ARMY” is on the west coast you need to get in on that…its an awesome time..Ive done it twice at home…feels like your at a soccer game in Europe type atmosphere.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m going to see the Mets and Bartolo tomorrow night with royce! and SteveNZ

          • Scott says:
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            @Grey: Take your seismometer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Nice nothing like Big Sexy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Vs. Kershaw no less

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Too bad it didn’t work out to be Thor vs Kershaw

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Bartolo is entertaining though

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Oh yeah it will be worth it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m pumped…Plus, it’s SteveNZ!

  126. Johnc says:
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    Kendrys, Jaso, C Dick rotating around UTIL spot so thinking I drop one to stream pitching. No trade interest at all when I fished. Thoughts on who to drop if any?

    I guess part 2 of the equation is whether I keep these guys and drop J Ross to stream. 12 team, H2H with guys like Hill, Estrada on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jaso

  127. Rob says:
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    Normally I’m anti-veto, but the last place team in my league is trading away Miggy & Felix for Castellanos and Kemp. This entirely vetoable, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t veto

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rob: I dont Veto either…the names look bad in that trade but i bet the numbers arent as off as you think

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with F

  128. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    AL onliers and other deepish leaguers here’s our savior at SP

    “Tigers recalled LHP Daniel Norris from Triple-A Toledo.
    Norris is going to pitch out of the Detroit bullpen initially, per Chris Iott of MLive.com. The left-hander opened the season on the disabled list because of a back injury and had registered a brutal 8.44 ERA in 21 1/3 innings (six starts) this season in the minors. Norris can go ignored in standard fantasy leagues.”

    my ass he’s in the bullpen for long with pelfrey floating about.

  129. The Great Knoche says:
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    picked up Cozart recently in a league and now realize I have him and Suarez, and Josh Harrison as my MIs in one league, and it is my most productive MI in any league by far….go figure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  130. JJ says:
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    Ok so Ozuna clears waivers tomorrow. Is it time to drop C.Gomez for him? Just picked up Gomez 2 weeks ago but he still hasn’t shown any sign of life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    good god, how is freese playing over jaso against righties?! dis some boosheeit

  132. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Geez, the Trumbone just keeps hitting those long notes. Its like him and Crush are having their own little HR derby.

  133. Scott says:
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    Favorable news on Domingo’s shoulder. Pick him back up over:

    1)Duvall
    2)Grichuk
    3)DeShields
    4)Saunders

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields or Saunders, depends on needs

  134. Scott says:
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    I’m holding my breath (and my nose) and starting Cole Hamels today. Eep!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  135. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    same AL only as above, QS over wins, chacin (if he gets through waivers, clearly not worth a #2) over holland or no? better park anyway, SON liked his @ ATL games, LAA similar park values.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yeah

  136. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Belt is sitting…you have been warned

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: update: belt has flu

  137. jon says:
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    Kepler or Soler as a minors keeper? 12-team 5×5 h2h

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  138. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Salazar’s first inning performance is simply quintessential:
    1IP; 3K; 2BB; 30 pitches.
    Guy will never make it into the 7th inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s Carrasco too, unfortch

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Grey: There should be a term for pitchers like that – high K potential, rarely pitch deep into games, and have a fairly high WHIP – – -WHIPed KKKKKream

          • Coolwhip

            Todd25 says:
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            @Mrs.Featherbottom: andddd the final line 5 in 1 er 10 runners (6 BBs) 10 Ks, 106 pitches (56 strikes)… geez

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I think there is

  139. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Kzar is such a love-hate relationshit. 1st inning loads bases including 2 walks, then Ks 3 in a row! have mercy on my blood pressure!

  140. dk says:
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    Salazar just went single, walk, walk in the first inning before setting down the next 3 on swinging K’s. Thanks Swinging Astros!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  141. abdoozy says:
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    This is simultaneously the most 2016 Salazar and most 2016 Astros half inning ever:

    DANNY SALAZAR PITCHING FOR CLEVELAND
    Altuve singled to center.
    Springer walked, Altuve to second.
    Correa walked, Altuve to third, Springer to second.
    Rasmus struck out swinging. 0 0
    González struck out swinging. 0 0
    Valbuena struck out swinging. 0 0

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @abdoozy: so far this is more 2014 salazar here. but yeah on HOU.

  142. Bob says:
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    Just read something on JD about his ground ball rate is really high and he’s been affected by the shift. Do you still think he’s a top 15-20 overall guy? I know he’s not this bad, but who’s the real JD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s going to be fine

  143. John says:
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    Do you like Rubby or Jon Gray ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

  144. Great White North says:
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    Sell high on Villar, or am I thinking beyond my brain size? He has dominated this column for weeks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell high for what?

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: stuff

  145. Matt says:
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    Trade question @grey

    Was offered Noah syndergaard and maikel Franco for Giancarlo and Carlos Martinez

    It’s a 12team dynasty league.
    Aside from Stanton I have arenado Braun cutch piscotty hosmer to hold down the offense

    my best pitcher is David price with cmart as my number 2 with really number 4s as my next options such as mchugh smyly gausman leake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s fair, I’d want Stanton

  146. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey
    My Tanaka and Desmond or his Gray and Hamilton in a 5×5? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  147. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    goooood night, salazar gotta calm down this ricky vaughn day here. at least so he can go longer than 4 innings, even if he doesn’t somehow allow any runs.

  148. muskysmell says:
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    Would you do a Mookie for Odor?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @muskysmell: Mookie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  149. jorge says:
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    Bogaerts for J-Fern – team needs aside. What side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fer

  150. Mello Yello says:
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    Frazier Fraz!!! Yeahhhhhhhh boy for all that couldn’t understand it, Terminator X!!!

    • knucks says:
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      @Mello Yello: Frazier Faceeeee. Noooooooo!

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Mello Yello: just hope he used to play hockey and we’re fine.

      • knucks says:
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        @I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome: He is from Jersey. Hopefully he is a Jersey tough guy not a Jersey Nerd!

        But yea, hopefully he can strap on one of those Giancarlo masks and nut up. He has been awesome the past few days. I’ll be sad if he hits the 15 day DL. Hate to see that at all, let alone when guys start to heat up. You gotta love a guy going all out like that. Though I still maintain in my circle of friends that Jeter didn’t need to be diving into the stands… but he sure did win over alot of fans for doing so. Difference is, he made the play. Doesn’t hurt that it was in a big game of course so its really not comparable to what just happened.

  151. maxim says:
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    Hoover or Dyson, in a vacuum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  152. Can't Cutch This says:
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    Best add in a 5×5 Roto w/ OBP? Markakis, Leonys Martin, or Hicks? Need OBP, Runs, SB. (My drop is Michael Taylor, hold or make the move?) I start 5 OF + U. Currently Taylor is my 6th OF. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  153. Best says:
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    Drop realmuto for Gattis when he gets the call?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Best: Im not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  154. dk says:
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    Kzar turning into BBzar. What’s up with his walk rate this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

  155. Illuminatty says:
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    Hey Gray,

    Just wanted your take on this trade I made. Traded Ryan Braun for G. Cole. I made the deal due to the fact my OF are Trout, Betts, JD. It’s a 10 man h2h points league. Pitching is currently struggling. Thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Illuminatty: Good deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs

  156. Slowmez says:
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    10 team, h2h standard 5×5 (keeper).

    1) Hamels/Span for J Upton/Robertson
    2) Hamels/Beltre for Mookie/Britton
    3) Hamels/Beltre for CarGo/Robertson
    4) Hamels/Beltre for McCutchen

    Which side on each? And which is the best deal (for the Hamels side?)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Slowmez: Upton , Mookie, Cargo, McCutchen…All not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton….Mookie….CarGo…Cutch

  157. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    another homerun for Todd Frazier, dude has done nothing but hit since you traded him..As an owner of Frazier, I’d like to say THANKS!!

    • knucks says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Yea but check the replay of that dive he just made for a foul into the stands….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  158. Nightmare says:
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    My Puig and Tulo for big Papi???

    Am I giving Too much?
    I’ve got Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  159. William Hung says:
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    @Everyone: What happened to Toddfather? I saw he was replaced in the 4th inning…

    • knucks says:
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      @William Hung: dove for a foul ball and smashed his face

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @William Hung: dove into stands after a foul popup, went to the t with glove on face. hopefully will be fine tmw.

      • knucks says:
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        @Todd25: Not sure if your watching but did you hear hawk dip out of the booth? Is he some kind of surgeon or something?? The hell is he gonna do about it? I think there is a more qualified option to snap his nose back into place or reset his jaw in that clubhouse. Maybe he ran down to collect some teeth out of the front row. Wish that guy didn’t move out of the way like that. Dammit!

        • Coolwhip

          Todd25 says:
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          @knucks: that i thought that was weird too.

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      Batty call: Feelin’ the Raburn. go go super LLAMAS.

  160. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP

    C Grandal
    1B Rizzo
    2B Odor
    3B Franco
    SS Lindor
    OF Betts
    OF JDong
    OFJUp
    UTL Belt
    BN Mazara

    SP Archer, Kuechel, Stroman, Wacha, CMart, Aaron Sanchez, Hill, Berrios, Roark
    CL Jeffress, McGee, Colome
    DL Iglesias

    1) Just accepted a trade for my Kuechel for his Smyly. Good move?

    2) Same guy wants to pull off another trade and is looking to possibly move Puig, Sano, Moore, Velasquez, Kennedy. Who do you prefer between Puig and Sano?

    3) He’s already offered Moore for Colome…that’s a no brainier, right?

    4) Any trade you would suggest based on my roster and players he is offering. Maybe Upton and Colome for Sano and Velasquez?
    Or maybe shoot for something smaller like Mazara and Colome for Puig and Moore?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Nice 2) Sano 3) Sure 4) Upton side

  161. J_Ceol says:
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    Hey Gray God, I chimed in yesterday with a question about getting rid of Zimmermann for Sano..

    I think I managed to get him down finally.

    Zimmy and Pearce
    for
    Sano and Nolasco

    You run with it, right?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @J_Ceol: Yes take Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano side

  162. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    I know we discussed this in a previous chat. But Boxberger is supposed to be back next week. Who should I drop to activate him next week? My choices are:

    Tolleson
    Carson smith
    Siegrist

    I’m leaning towards either Carson Smith or Siegrist. What do you think?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Siegrist for me, its basically a coin flip between him and smith…very similar

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        which one has more upside jef

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: flip a coin, this isn’t winning your league.

          • knucks says:
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            @Wilsonian: Scotty flips coin… it lands on the edge… returns for more answers…

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              Thanks guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  163. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    H2H points keep up to 5 as long as you want.

    SS Seager and Votto for Correa.

    Which side you want, is it fair?

    Thanks

  164. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    For lunch I went and rented some Chinese food from PF Chang’s. Forty-four minutes later a shite shaped like Yan Gomes went all hashtag – Vesuvius!

    So, yeah, I dropped Yan Gomes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  165. ashtray says:
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    AJ Reed with a pulled hammy.

    • knucks says:
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      @ashtray: To the minors DL. Of course not in Yahoo. I’m dropping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh well

  166. Wilsonian says:
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    Who you got at UTIL today (pick 2):

    JBJ v. Surkamp
    Castellanos @ Scherzer
    Franco @ Williams Perez

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

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Wilsonian: Cast sitting today

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Todd25: just saw that. Makes my decision easier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  167. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    blech… Dickerson @ SEA (walker) or Werth vs. DET (zimmermann)?

    • Bobbo says:
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      @Bobbo: sorry, disregard. lineup locked for dickerson already. werth it is…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: yep. And he gets a hr 4 RBI and 1 run but I missed the chance to plug him in. Damn job, interfering with what’s important…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No excuses!

  168. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Think I paid too much for votto? Gave up odorizzi jean Mar and Travis shaw

    • knucks says:
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      @Papa Jean Segura: I’d have done this too, easily. SAGNOF of course. Plus I’m sure whatever you scoop off waivers to replace the two lineup spots isn’t that far off from what you gave up. Good stuff Papa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  169. henncoop says:
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    Drop Jepsen for May? Or will Mollitor stick with him for a bit?

    • knucks says:
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      @henncoop: Tough to say, hard to drop the guy getting saves for the spec. Nothing else to get rid of? Perkins is due for his first bullpen on 23MAY so Trevor def has time to earn some rope if he gets the job soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  170. JimmyJackJames says:
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    15 team Roto keeper, super competitive – my lineup is stacked and have Story at SS with a late round ref. Would you trade my current keeper Tulo (4th rd) for Gregerson/Giles stack with saves being a major need and being hard to come by? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  171. Los Putos says:
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    ToddFather injury update

    Sox beat writer Daryl Van Schouwen tweeted 5 stitches to lower lip, day to day.

    • knucks says:
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      @Los Putos: this is great news, thanks LP

      • Los Putos says:
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        @knucks: Yur telling me, just traded for him rt before he started his tear.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  172. Great White North says:
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    Oh cool, our boy Archer has 2 strikeouts in the first inning……………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And like 5 ER

  173. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    WTF Ausmus??? how you give Cast a day off when he’s ripping the cover off the ball? 2 hr in last 2 days, and 5 hr in last 11.

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Todd25: Because… Brad. This was the plan going into the weekend… Give each of Miggy, Vmart, and Nick a day off. Today was Nick’s day. He’ll pinch hit, without a doubt, so he could still net you an AB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  174. Can't Cutch This says:
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    Looking to trade for a 1B in 12 Team Dynasty Roto 5×5 League w/ OBP. Targets are Jose Abreu, Encarnacion, or Votto. Looking to deal a SP. My SP’s: Strasburg, Cueto, Joe Ross, Maeda, Quintana, Smyly, Nicasio & SP on the DL w/ E-Rod & Yu Darvish. Thoughts on which 1B to target or best order in dynasty? Which SP to send in deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  175. Scott says:
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    Sigh. 10K, 1.80ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 0 W for Salazar.

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Scott: 6 walks, just be happy he didn’t murder your ERA!

      • Scott says:
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        @CMUTimmah: youyou mean like Walker just did? LOL

  176. Ryan Doumit says:
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    12 Team H2H:
    Offensive Categories (1B, 2B, 3B, HR, R, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVG, OBP)
    Pitching (IP, W, L, SV, ER, HR, BB, K, WHIP, ERA, QS, CG)

    Drafted Rendon and Olivera as my 3B.

    Offered:
    Kyle Seager (to me)
    for
    Pomeranz and Nola

    My rotation after:
    Scherzer
    JFer
    Cole
    Aaron Sanchez
    Corbin
    Berrios
    Severino
    DL – Darvish
    DL – Ryu
    DL – Cobb

    Yay or Nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  177. omar says:
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    Flipped Tulo and Aaron Sanchez for Xander based on your blessing from yesterday. I think Tulo’s big day yesterday pushed him over the edge. Selling point for me was that Xander can be kept for 2017.

    In a 9 team AL Only 5×5 Standard league, do you see Awesome-X as a keeper for 2017? Each team keeps 3. Others vying for the three spots as of now are Mookie (obvious), J-Up, Carlos Gomez, Park (I never keep pithcers). Hoping Xander finds his power stroke. Looks like he’s made an effort to run more so far this year too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  178. Letsgobravos says:
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    10 team 7×7 (total bases + obp), thoughts on boegarts, Frazier and Nola for Donaldson? I presume everyone would take Donaldson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Letsgobravos: For me, it would depend on what the alternative SS option is, Bogaerts will be a stat machine this year.

      • Letsgobravos says:
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        @Todd25: cozart is on the wire so I’d grab him.

  179. Best says:
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    Add Domingo and drop justin upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  180. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Adisson Russel has just been dropped. I have Castro, Schoop, Altuve and Santana as my MI options. Took santana for his speed. Drop him for Russel or stand put? My team is doing more then well in hitting.;-)

    Thanks,

    Bas ( the guy from Holland)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  181. SteveNZ says:
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    Down goes Frazier!

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @SteveNZ: there it is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Up goes Carlos Sanchez!

  182. tals23 says:
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    14 team redraft league
    Someone just dropped A-rod…is he worth adding with the hope that he repeats last years performance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold

  183. Funscombe says:
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    Hmmm is asking Melvin to “revert back” grammatically redundant, or intentional to emphasize that the confusing parent trap thing they’re pulling!?

    But I’m with you, with Abreu, Freeman and the right Upton on my team, the reverting can happen anytime now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know!

  184. Great White North says:
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    I usually put no value on waiver order since I make a buttload of moves. That being said, I still have the number 2 spot. Should I waste it on saves from Colome for a week or two? He hit waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’s out as closer very soon

  185. William Hung says:
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    Lawrie has like a 30% K-rate. I hate that my league counts Ks for batters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  186. Pu$$y Control says:
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    My bet of the day is a Royal w/ cheese. I’m taking the Royals moneyline +130 over Pineda and the Yankees. Probably could take the over as well 7.5. Pineda is good for giving up 7 runs per start you know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like smart money $$

  187. Mello Yello says:
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    Grey I haven’t done this in years bro…

    NOMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!…(Mazara) haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  188. muskysmell says:
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    Luke Gregerson you had one job…ONE JOB!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  189. JJ says:
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    Wait so picking up Strop on the day the Cubs have a double header against a crappy Padres team to bring down my era/whip add some strikeouts and have a chance to vulture a win was a bad idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Oh no problem. T.Walker is mowing em down in Seattle…..wait a minute….WHAT? Corey Dickerson?!? a .188 hitter?!?

        • JJ says:
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          @JJ:
          My whole pitching staff got roofied this week.
          Jepsen
          Smyly
          Strop
          Conley
          Ross
          I could almost add Gausman and T.Walker for their giving up late homers to ruin good games. This is excruciating.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, ugh

  190. Johnc says:
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    I grew tired of Archer not being able to throw strikes. Traded him and Kendrys for J Upton and Holt. Holt is not a big deal but I like the flexibility he provides given I have Schoop and Semien too at MI. (I also have Villar so all is not lost)

    Thoughts on the trade and would you drop Schoop for a pitcher like Hill or Estrada or are they streamer so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it, sure, Hill

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you

  191. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey two questions

    1) Forsythe, Neil Walker,Phillips or Santana (Carlos)
    2) is something wrong with Votto? Not in the lineup vs RHP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana….2) Don’t think so

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Only reason I ask is because Votto usually rakes RHP and he is out

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey I forgot about Mauer in the list

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Has Tolleson lost the closer gig to Dyson? Is he worth stashing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can stash if you like, Tolleson is still the closer

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            forsythe C Santana or Mauer

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Santana

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Ok thanks grey

  192. Letsgobravos says:
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    I’ve been offered denard span for Ben revere? Standard 5×5 league. Really agonizing. Grey, can I get a brief run down of the pros and cons of these disparate talents?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Typed that on my phone while trying not to lose my mind this afternoon in a long afternoon of court. Put a ? on the first sentence by accident, but I guess it’s funnier if you read that as a question. As if I’m not sure that it has actually happened.

  193. Jonathan A says:
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    I don’t need a closer as I have Robertson,Joe Smith with perkins on DL street on DL

    But do I drop Reyes for Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  194. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Follow up to my comment above. Which of these trades would you offer up

    Justin Upton for Sano and Velasquez
    Mazara and Colome for Velasquez
    Mazara, Aaron Sanchez, Colome for Puig and Velasquez
    Mazara and Colome for Puig and Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton

  195. Scott says:
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    Walker got CDick’d

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  196. Dustyfingers says:
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    For a utility spot ROS, who to pick, C Dickerson, C Santana, C Rasmus, N Mazara or R Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

      • Dustyfingers says:
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        Cool, thanks!

  197. Mrs. Kimmel says:
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    For what it’s wurtz….hawk was saying on the sox broadcast last night that Desmond is gonna be the starting CF when choo comes back :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawk’s an idiot, but I don’t disagree fully

      • Mrs. Kimmel says:
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        @Grey: such a bummer. If deshields has started hot he’d have been fine.

        At least there’s always revere and span to get some of those steals back. Just gotta choose one……

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, no!

  198. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    After trading Kuechel for Smyly, trying to work out another trade with the same owner.

    My pitching staff: Kuechel, Archer, Stroman, Wacha, Cmart, Aaron Sanchez, Hill, Berrios, Roark, Iglesias (DL)…Jeffress, McGee, Colome

    His pitching staff: Thor, Felix, Maeda, Kennedy, Smyly, Velasquez, Moore…Jansen, O’Day, Street (DL), Boxberger (DL)

    So he is offering Matt Moore for my Colome, which seems like a win for me considering Boxberger is taking the closer role back. However, he also said that this is my chance to buy low on Boxberger. So we have been discussing trading a starter for his Boxberger.

    Maybe something like Aaron Sanchez for Boxberger and Moore or Berrios for Boxberger straight up is what I was thinking. Or I could just take Moore for Colome and call it a day. However, that leaves me with only two weak closers. Do you see a better match or idea for me?

    Thanks again Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade him Moore or Berrios for Box

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @Grey:

        He actually has Moore. Here are three options I am considering:

        My Colome for his Moore

        My Berrios for his Boxberger

        My Aaron Sanchez for his Boxberger and Moore

        if……he says no to those last two, would you trade Aaron Sanchez for Boxberger straight up or is that too much?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Berrios deal

  199. griff says:
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    12 team dynasty. Someone recently dropped starlin castro. Drop kolten wong for castro? I also have lawrie and stashed d. Travis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  200. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: better speculative sagnof add, may or dyson? (Fwiw my autocorrect changed dyson to dysentery)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  201. Bobbo says:
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    My league uses SV+H as a category – so setup men and closers are basically equally valuable.
    My offense is stacked (first in every category) and my SPs should come around (Jo-Fer, Matz, Porcello, CMart, Gausman, Roark, McCullers) but I’m having a real hard time getting SV+H and good K-rates (dead last in SV+H and bottom third in Ks, ERA and WHIP).

    I have the potential to trade away Parra for Betances

    My remaining OF/UT (3 OF, 2 UT) would be five of: Cespedes, Polanco, Pillar, Belt, Fowler, Castellanos, Piscotty

    My current RPs are Tazawa, Baez, Vizcaino, Peralta and Barraclough

    I hate paying for SV(+H)s, but I feel like I have some serious depth that I need to put to use. Literally every other position I’m good – Ramos, Rizzo, Odor, Arenado, Lindor, etc.

    What do you think?

    • Bobbo says:
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      @Bobbo: He also has Herrera, Madson, Papelbon, O’Day and Melancon. He said I could have any one of those guys I want.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  202. ebudz says:
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    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Start or sit McCullers Friday @BOS in my H2H Points matchup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Is he the best starter option out of these guys also pitching Friday:

        Tomlin vs. MIN (6.5)
        Severino vs. CHA (2.5)
        Volquez vs. ATL (2.4)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tomlin’s safer

  203. griff says:
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    Dyson or neris for speculative saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  204. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Just coming here to vent because I’m not sure where else to go. But have a big match-up in my H2H league and BOTH my fu**ing my closers–Gregerson and Casilla–blew save chances.

    Holy cow!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  205. Reid says:
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    Who is the better keep if I have a roster spot available? Thinking this season but also potential keeper material for next season…AJ Reed of Houston or Berrios of Minny?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: thank you!

  206. Ross says:
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    Grey, I need to drop one of my three bench bats. Which one would you drop? Position doesn’t matter.

    Logan forsythe, rendon, corey Dickerson

    Julio urias worth stashing in 12 team mixed league?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan…Forget Urias

  207. slew says:
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    Just saw that Matz’s next start will be skipped because of elbow issues. Sigh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  208. SteveNZ says:
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    I’ve been offered Koons and Haring for Warhol – which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love the Michael Jackson and chimp Koons, so gotta go him

  209. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Kershaw Mookie

    Price goldy who wins

    Ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  210. John says:
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    Is it time to stash Jameson Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues

  211. Primetime says:
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    Grey, wow Pineda sucks! It not even warm yet on the east coast. That dude is a bp pitcher.

    Drop him?

    Guys available
    Roark
    Moore
    Corbin
    Happ
    Karns
    Del la rosa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup….Roark

  212. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. finally come to terms with moving on from Tyson Ross. I know there all streamers but who do you like between colon, Bauer, rubby or erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer for next start

  213. Karl says:
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    We’re not gonna even get close to seeing the Chris Archer of last year are we…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not looking that way

  214. Chester says:
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    This is like trading places of the Uptons. Melvin became the rich trader and Justin became the funny bum.

    This is insane how Melvin Justin has become.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  215. JD says:
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    It’s a matter of time before Rodney implodes right? This can’t be real life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely

  216. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I actually enjoyed watching Pineda and Ventura tonight…they reminded me why I dropped them 3 weeks ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  217. The JoGarza says:
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    One week later and I still have the terrible trio of Pineda, Corbin and Severino stinking it up in my 12-team league.

    Who needs to get the boot the first? Trying to make that streamer spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose the Yanks

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey:

        I just dropped Pineda and feel so much lighter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  218. the swinging says:
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    There’s nothing more frustrating than owing a player who’s underperforming so badly u can’t even trade them becasue nobody will give u anything worth while.

    We saw chris davis and carlos gonzalez go from being undesirable to being amongst the most valuable players in fantasy last year so I know things can turn quick. But Upton feels like a guy who could hit 250 this year with 20 homers.

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @the swinging:

      I was feeling that with Rendon earlier this year. Luckily he’s turned it around. At this point, bench Upton for good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta hope your players do what you expect of them

  219. Primetime says:
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    Grey

    Is the Suarez break out over lol? Drop him for Bradley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  220. Scott says:
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    Sunavabench Saunders! Doesn’t start but gets 4 ABs and a HR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  221. Cohen says:
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    Grey , im betting Hicks will be in your buy column Friday, 3-3
    tonight so far and getting regular playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, liking him, but Ells is due back

  222. Brett says:
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    Inciarte or Ozuna? I am struggling for speed have solid power. Or do I just get the hot player and grab another speed guy eventually?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  223. Nightpandas says:
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    Nice k/9 going tonight….Scherzer 18, Chen 12, Pom 8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Insane!

  224. ferris says:
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    1.

    12 team roto, deep bench bat

    Deshields or dee gordon

    2.

    12 team roto (SPs are weak but every expert is concerned about the king)

    King felix or corey seagar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields…. Seager

  225. Joeg414 says:
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    You think Pomerz can keep it up the ros ? Maybe going to offer Jake Lamb . 6×6 mixed roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom is solid, yeah

  226. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Kudos to “Savvy Stevie Matz”! He saw the @Colorado on his own fantasy team and thought…well damn, my elbow. Good on ya’ Steve! Good on ya’! We’ll see you against the slim hitting Nats or the low ABV Brew Crew. Well played, young sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Very sly!

  227. Steve says:
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    Hicks or DeShields? Hicks just a shamato or potentially legit sleeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  228. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey, for a bench spot who would you rather Roster between Baez and Drury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  229. Yankz1313 says:
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    What do you think of this trade Aldemys Diaz and Odorizzi for Kinsler? Which side would you rather have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler

  230. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Marcus Semien or Ketel Marte RoS?

    Or let’s say …

    Troy Tulowitzki and/or Marcus Semien and/or Ketel Marte – two of three RoS?

    It is killing me in some leagues that Ketel Marte is on my wire.

    Also, do you drop Starlin Castro or Russell Addison for Marte?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  231. Mrs. Kimmel says:
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    Rodney hot-rodding his way to two saves. Shine on your crazy diamond.

    • Mrs. Kimmel says:
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      @Mrs. Kimmel: you*. no you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  232. royce! says:
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    Shallow 12 tm yahoo h2h. Drop Kang for Pomeranz? I have Kang (3B/SS) as a bench bat, also own Bogaerts at SS, Bryant at 3B and Shaw and Franco as UTIL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Eh, I might as well wait. This league has so many players on the wire, it’s silly…Villar, Ozuna, Hamilton, Lamb, Ketel, V Mart…it’s the Paradox of Choice League…

  233. Johnc says:
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    My Odubel and Jaso for his M Ozuna and Lackey?? I was dropping Jaso for a pitcher anyway so looking at it. I have Marte, Polanco, Betts and. Villar so solid on steals. I don’t hit for average so Ozuna doesn’t hurt me there. Thoughts?

  234. Great White North says:
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    I want to make a buddy flick with Fernando Rodney. I could keep doing stupid stuff. Rodney could sweep in and save the day, again and again. Then he could give me a signature wink and hearty chuckle. It’d be a road journey flick. We could do karaoke in Taos: Ebony and Ivory. JBJ could have an unexpected cameo or two.

  235. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit, Maeda gives up 2 HRs and 4 RBIs to Thor. Shitty way for his hot streak to end.

  236. a bag of sand says:
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    Kluber or Salazar ROS

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