Let’s see, if Tyler O’Neill is Kelly Leak, then Coach Walter Matheny is curmudgeonly happy.  “Lean into the pitch, Whomever is the Cards catcher while Molina and Kelly are out!”  If in this reboot T. O’Neill is playing Kelly, who’s playing the girl’s role on the Cards?  Hmm, only one it could be is Tommy Herr.  Come out of retirement!  By the by, this movie?  Doesn’t hold up at all.  Don’t ever watch it again.  Remember what you can and move on.  Any hoo!  Tyler O’Neill (2-for-4, 4 RBIs, hitting .368) hit yet another homer — his third in three games — and he’s capable of hitting 30 homers.  Not over the whole year, like if we’re backtracking, I mean from today forward.  Not sure if the Cards play him, sometimes Walter Matheny appears drunk, but I would grab O’Neill for power.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Martinez – Played long toss.  That’s nice.  Did he go for ice cream after?

Alex Reyes – Will return to the rotation next week.  He should be owned in 100% of leagues.  He could easily be a top 30 starter the rest of the way, and maybe more.

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Carpenter nailed it!  He’s hitting .210 on the year, but over .400 in the last week, for a little schmotato action.

Miles Mikolas – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.24.  I’m not saying I was the only one in the preseason saying to draft him, but was I?  Because when I drafted him in leagues around 275 overall it felt that way.  By the way, Mikolas is comfortably above Ohtani on the Player Rater.

Roberto Osuna – Leave was extended until May 28th.  I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating, because I don’t know if I just said it in my head or on the site.  Blogorheadwhatisitis is the clinical term for it.  MLB should just suspend Osuna for three months.  By prolonging his suspension, they have to keep reporting he’s on leave for another week, which just keeps the matter fresh in people’s minds.  Suspend him, wipe your hands on a dish towel and be done with it.

Khris Davis – Headed to the DL with a strained groin.  Khris said he can’t phiss straight.

Zach Britton – Will begin rehab on May 30th, which would put him on track to return around mid-June.  I hope he can hit cleanup.

Adam Jones – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .268.  As he rounded the bases, he made the universal sign to “call me” while mouthing the words “waiving my trade clause.”

Manny Machado – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer, hitting .343.  He mouthed, “Adam can fit in my suitcase if you throw in a middle reliever.”

Adrian Beltre – Still weeks away from returning.  You in the preseason, “I don’t know with this Moncada guy.  Beltre has been rock solid for 27 years.  I’m taking him to go with my Miggy Cabrera.”  You now, “Well, poop.”

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .174.  Golly!  I had forgotten he was on my team.  Odor’s like, “Yo, I can limbo under last year!”

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer, hitting .201.  Wait right here, I have to go look at what the Rangers team average is…Yup, that’s horrid!  .226!  Ha!

Walker Buehler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  He’s Alex Reyes in an easier division.

Max Muncy – 1-for-2 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games, as he bats 2nd.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Muncy told Dave Roberts that Puig slept with his daughter, which is why Muncy has garnered favor and Puig didn’t even start yesterday.

Greg Bird – Won’t return this week.  Shouldn’t even have a blurb.  Should not even be talking about him.  He’s garbage, brah and five sistahs.

Masahiro Tanaka – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.95.  Remember that stone Indiana Jones had to move, but to move it and not trigger a booby trap Indy had to put a bag of sand down to offset the missing weight?  Okay, Michael Pineda was the stone and Tanaka was the bag of sand.  *mind blown*

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and two homers (5, 6), hitting .321, as he continues to bat ninth.  A monkey could manage a major league team better than some current managers.  In fact, the Jays have been using a Gibbons for years!

Aaron Judge – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .286.  For what it’s Jayson Werth, Judge was hitting .226 in the month of May before yesterday.

Jose Berrios – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  Yup, gave up on him too soon in April.  He’s righted the ship like he’s Jack Dawson in his dreams!

Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .316.  The Greek God of Hard Contact uses lightning as a cotton swab!  (By the way, the people who say Castellanos isn’t Greek are the same people who call you on the phone — the horror! — and say, “Hey, I think you forgot to invite me to your party.”)

Jerad Eickhoff – Felt a twinge in his fingers and had a setback.  Now we just need VV to get hurt to get my guy Enyel De Los Santos into the rotation.  Sorry, The Secret says you have to put it out there.

Nick Pivetta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  There’s literally 25 comments a day that go like this, “Grey, handsome lipped man, do you take [scrub] or Pivetta?”  I’ve been saying Pivetta since literally the 2nd week of the season.

Nick Williams – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Also, in this game, Aaron Altherr (1-for-1, hitting .202) hit his 5th homer. For one brief day towards the end of May, a light shined on those random sleepers you were excited about 85 days ago who you dropped 80 days ago.

Hector Neris – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Gabe Kapler is the worst changer upper of closers ever.

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.72.  The most not accurate that feels accurate statement:  I’ve started Pivetta and Foltynewicz for almost two months, and they always face each other.

Dustin Pedroia – Could return on Friday.  If you’re hoping he returns to save your fantasy team, you’re no better than the Mets considering Jose Bautista.

Zach Davies – Expected to return on Thursday.  The start is vs. the Mets which is always fun for SPs, but Davies has kinks in his shoulder.

Freddy Peralta – Optioned to the minors.  I briefly mention Peralta on the podcast that’s coming later today, in a mostly derisive manner.  My Schadenfreddy is working overtime.

Chase Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.86, as he was activated from the DL.  Starters who don’t strikeout a lot and give up a few runs while only going around six innings are the epitome of pitchers I don’t usually mention in my roundups.  Chase Anderson is the best example of that.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .246.  Didn’t realize how close he was to the precipice of being droppable in shallower leagues.  He’s a cold streak away from being Matt Davidson and a hot streak away from being Christian Villanueva.

Domingo Santana – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer and his 2nd in the week.  He hit .197 last April, and didn’t hit his first home run of May until the 24th.  Cust kayin’.

Corey Knebel – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, ERA at 4.70.  Just as you drew it up when you drafted him in the top 75.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer in his 3rd game back from the DL.  Is he already out-slugging Goldy?

Jason Vargas – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 9.87.  Sonavabench!  Don’t ask why I own him; it’s a deep league.  I should’ve trusted the Stream-o-Nator, but, this year, yowzers he’s thrown some howlers (almost rhyme!)

Elieser Hernandez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  Why can’t he change his first name to something easy to remember like Meredith Baxter Birney.  He’s a soft-tossing command guy on the Marlins, not buying.  Sorry, Meredith.

Ryan Zimmerman – He’s due back ‘fairly soon,” said Nats manager, Dave Martinez.  He added, “Because Adams stopped hitting.”

Juan Soto – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer on the first pitch he saw, an absolute rocket to left, wait, now I’m describing my erection watching it.  Since Juan Soto sounds to me like “Want soda?”  Whenever I hear Juan Soto, I scream, “Dr. Pepper me!”

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .231.  MLB has a serious problem.  I was in a Whole Foods the other day, and this guy looked just like Bryce and I said to him, “Start hitting some homers, Bryce Harper!”  And he said, “Who’s Bryce Harper?”  That saddened me.  Then again, maybe he was some Birkenstock Seitan.

Mark Reynolds – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 3rd and 4th homers in six games.  The Nats have a remarkable ability to start anyone at 1st base and get production.  It started last year with Adam Lind, and continued this year with Adams and now Reynolds.  Can the Nats please trade for Goldschmidt?

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  Gio’s like, “Yo, Fangraphs Database take your xFIP and shove it in the Regression Fairies’ bum.”

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Unless you count the homers he hit as Kyle Blanks a few years back.

Freddy Galvis – 0-for-3, hitting .234, and has started every game this year, after doing the same last year with the Phils.  Galvis made a strange deal with the devil a few years back.  “Here’s my soul, now start me in every single game even if I’m not good.”

  1. Thomefan251 says:
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    Big fan of razzball but what’s with all the Ohtani hate from Grey himself? If I’m not mistaking you had him in the top 80 (maybe top 90) overall right before my draft. I hate what they’re doing with him as well but he’s still damn good.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Thomefan251: What Ohtani hate? The only thing Grey said about Ohtani in this entire post was that Mikolas was higher than Ohtani on the Player Rater, which is true and was really more a point about Mikolas than Ohtani.

      And while you are right that Ohtani is damn good from a baseball perspective, he is not nearly as good from a *fantasy* baseball perspective. We are in week 9 of the season, and Ohtani has only 84 ABs as a hitter and 7 starts as a pitcher. So while he has been very productive both ways, he is 108th in hitting WAR and 66th in pitching WAR … even if you add them together, he is still not top 40 in overall WAR.

      I pointed out in the preseason that Ohtani could end up a league MVP candidate and yet not be a top 50 fantasy option, and that is kind of how it is playing out.

      • LenFuego4Eva says:
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        @LenFuego: It’s true. I keep a log of LenFuego’s comments and he did indeed point that out. Keep it up, LenFuego! Love you, man.

      • LenFuego4Eva says:
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        @LenFuego: It’s true. I keep a log of LenFuego’s comments and he did indeed point that out. Keep it up, LenFuego! Love you, [email protected]LenFuego:

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @LenFuego: All true statements, but you also need to factor in that Ohtani gives you two players for the roster slot of one allowing you to pick up an extra bat, stream a pitcher, etc. Ohtani and “Player X” would give you top 40 overall value.

        • William Holcomb says:
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          @Slimcompoop: not in my yahoo league. You can have his as a pitcher or as a hitter. There are two Ohtani’s.

        • Another Dan says:
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          @Slimcompoop: I

          Depends what provider you use. On yahoo Ohtani is two players, two roster spots.

          Ohtani’s value is pretty league dependent.

          Another Dan

          • LenFuego says:
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            @Another Dan: Very true. For instance, he will have a much higher value in daily lineup leagues that allow him to fully use both his pitching starts and his DH starts than say, weekly lineup leagues where he can only be used for one or the other for a given week.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @LenFuego: Grey is 100% busting my chops with Ohtani, it’s what we do!

        WAR good god! What is it good for? Not from a baseball perspective, but from fantasy. See what I did there?

        • LenFuego says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Dang. And for a second there I thought I had a legit fan club!

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @Thomefan251: I think you proved Grey’s view on Ohtani. You just said you hate what they’re doing with him so where’s the confusion? He’s a sweet player and awesome for real life but a pitcher pitching every 10th day no matter how good they are is going to be less valuable than a lot of other pitchers with less skill in fantasy.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Crime Dog: 7th day. How’s Happ look?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Happ is above Ohtani for pitchers on the Player Rater

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: BAHAHAHAHA thank god for that Red Sox start for Ohtani…

    • El Famous Burrito says:
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      @Thomefan251:

      Maybe you didn’t mean it to, but your post sounds like Thin-Skinned Braves Fan, finding anti-Braves bias where none exists.

      Don’t be that guy. Nobody likes that guy, especially Braves fans.

      • Thomefan251 says:
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        @El Famous Burrito: uh ok? Lol not at all just curious what has changed it all. This hasn’t been a 1 post thing it’s been something that’s been happening over a handful of posts now. But seems it’s more the amount of starts he’s receiving then anything else.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is about the # of starts he is receiving… I don’t dislike him

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Thomefan251: what are they doing? It’s amazing he’s playing both ways. Grey’s value on Ohtani doesn’t include him as a hitter, which is of value in RCLs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thomefan251: He’s been solid, about the value of a top 80 guy

      • Thomefan251 says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: was never talking about the hitting side of him. They were ranked separately. @Grey: alright, honestly was curious if something changed but reading your responses to others explains it a bit. Wasn’t trying just chops or anything lol, trying to see if I should abandon ship and try n trade him or something.

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up.

    a. I was following the Rangers’ game on CBS’ game tracker (I know OSB, bestill my heart!) and saw that Odor had no number attached to the HR he hit, meaning it was his first! Shocking!

    b. After yesterday’s debacle over Mark Twain quotes, I got feisty and did a lot of research! None of the quotes that come up from here on in will be of a disputable source. Whether or not they are useful is, of course, disputable.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 22

    Everything has its limit–iron ore cannot be educated into gold.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ante!

      Since Odor busted his 2018 HR hymen, all we have to look forward to now is no number being attached to his next stolen base. (In fairness, he did miss a full month of the season … and his hitting coach is Anthony Iapoce.)

      Thumbs up on the Twain quote!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Totally shocking! B. Was yesterday’s not him? C. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        To the best of my knowledge, they were. But they could have also been as Len alluded to just “inspired by” Twain and not necessarily Twain Twain. Get it? I had the best intentions, but now I have removed the kiddie gloves and put on my big boy pants.

        Question? Starting VV tonight at home versus ATL? Last Friday you said that SON said he liked his next start (meaning this one tonight). Does that still hold?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Inspired by/actual — tomato/tomahto! Think you have to start VV there

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!

            In a 5X5 RCL, dropped Adams for Happ. Okay?

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Works for me

  3. Isabella says:
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    Heyy Grey, rest of season , how are you ranking the following guys? Can you rank all of then so I know how to set waivers? Thanks!

    O’Neill, Domingo Santana, Jesus Aguilar, mark Reynolds

    Thanks!

  4. Phil says:
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    Grey, my batting average stinks. Will these bums pick it up, or should I trade some peeps to shore it up?:

    Harper, OZUNA, Story, Acuna, Shaw, Schoop, Goldy, Hosmer?

    I seriously thought it would be a strength.

    Thanks! (unless it’s bad news)

    Second question: If you were to trade for a pure hitter type player that wouldn’t cost half your roster to acquire, who would be your top choices? I’m looking at Benintendi, Abreu, Votto, Rosario, Haniger.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Phil: 6 of those 8 will rebound. Don’t ask me which 6.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Goldy and Hosmer should hit for better averages, they won’t carry those other guys to a great average tho –I like Abreu, Benintendi, Rosario

      • Phil says:
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        Thanks! I have Bryant, Segura, Cain, Suarez also. I don’t need to lead the league in hitting, but .200-.260 every week is super disappointing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    3B for overall production ROS?: Andujar, Gyorko, Franco, Candelerio

  6. Donny Simms says:
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    Hello
    Please rank avail 2B for ros; Harrison, odor,Hernandez, pedroia,happ

    Also best placeholder until my team basks in the presence of vlad; Bell, Olson, Bour

    Thanks!

  7. aardvark says:
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    Tyler o Neil or C.J. cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @c: We shall see

    • Taylor Sims says:
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      @c: Players coming back from injury are usually inflated. Buxton was 19.5 the day before he came back. Also if you notice Bird, A. Garcia, and a few others. Not saying it won’t stick though.

  8. Donny Simms says:
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    Grey you handsome lipped man I need you.

    H2h points
    2b ROS. Harrison, Odor, Hernandez, Happ
    Also
    Best filler until vlad blesses my team with his presence; Bell, Bour, Olson
    Thanks!
    (Sorry if double comment phone being weird)

  9. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    How many innings do you think the Dodgers are going to let Buehler pitch this year? When will it be a good idea to trade him before they shut him down?

    Thanks!

  10. Alex says:
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    Trying to replace power numbers after losing Dejong and Khris. Who are the top 2 here?

    O’Neill, Odor, Lamb, Gyorko, Villanueva, Meadows, Duvall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Odor, Lamb

  11. Bronx bombers says:
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    Would you trade my Alex Reyes for his Soto? I have a lot of pitching.. 6×6 h2h non keeper

    • Bronx bombers says:
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      @Bronx bombers: people extremely over value pitchers in this league. I feel like if he comes up and starts hot, I may be able to package him and get something real good.. I don’t really need a Bat or a pitcher so I guess it’s who has more upside for this year…

      Thanks for all you do..

  12. J-Hova says:
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    I’m big in early morning Jack Dawson references.
    10 team roto. Brantley is my util and I could use rbis. Drop him for O’Neal? My staff is maeda, Corbin, bAuer, newcomb, c-mart, Castillo and Pivetta. Drop Corbin for him?? I can see Brantley cooking off soon.

    Also, any interest in the new Asap Rocky coming out Fri? I liked his last. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: Haha — Hold — Yeah, I have interest in A$AP but I’m not ride or die

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Grey:

        Holding but it’s tough. Bellinger put me over the top in this league last yr so always on the lookout.

        Same, not ride or die either but his last was a pleasant surprise

        My post college dream was to open a popsicle cart that included among numerous flavors, Jack Dawson and Walt Disney but never got my shit together to make it happen and most people i pitched the idea to didnt think it was as funny as i did.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, you can still follow your dreams!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And don’t forget a Ted Williams popsicle!

  13. kale salad flunkee says:
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    Grey,- you like Ross Stripling or Daniel Mengden? Long Term???

  14. Mex says:
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    O’Neil and VV both on the waiver wire. 14 team roto.

    Drop any of these to pick either(or both) up?

    Bats: B. Hamilton, M. Taylor, Calhoun, Franchy, Mancini, Yolmer Sanchez, Teoscar
    Arms: T. Williams, Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mex: Williams, Yolmer

      • Mex says:
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        @Grey: Calhoun was the guy I was thinking about. I figured he would have already been up with the big club. I’m definitely losing my patience with him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  15. Tigres says:
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    Grey! Yeah, Pivetta has pitched against ATL 4 times already this season, and at least 3x against Folty. I almost sat him last night for that reason… glad I didn’t. Your vote of confidence early is one of the reasons I’ve held him all year. (That, and sitting him @ WAS!)

    I love watching Mikolas pitch.

    OBP league, start which two short-term? Puig, Carpenter, Hicks, Ozuna. First three are hot, and OZUNA looked better last night. Maybe the day off did him some good.

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      @Tigres:
      I love watching Mikolas pitch too. He pounds he strike zone with a great cutter and curve, as well as a third pitch, which I guess is a slider. He’s Roy Halladay with the sinker.

      • P says:
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        @P:
        Without

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Nice on Pivetta! Yeah, Mikolas looks Greg Maddux-esque, of course, not him, but all over the strike zone… Ozuna, Puig

  16. Scott Steelers says:
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    Who gets kicked from Cards rotation once Martinez back do you think? C-mart, mikolas, weaver, reyes, flaherty, wacha…. I have Flaherty and someone offered me Buxton as a keeper for him. If he’s gonna get the boot I’m thinking of pulling the trigger

  17. Mark says:
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    Anything about Max Muncy worth investing in? He seems to have good exit velo….good patience and some playing time(Sleeping with Dave ROberts daughter). Can you see him getting the fulltime gig at first with Cody to the OF?

    In a 5×5 H2H keeper league who would you rather own….Mazara or Bregman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Muncy looks so bleh — maybe 15/.280 — Bregman

  18. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Any thoughts about LA pitcher Wood — drop him or Kela for Reyes?

    • Norm Ginsberg says:
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      @Norm Ginsberg: Also do you think Khris Davis is gone long-term? No available DL slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Norm Ginsberg: Kela — groin strain usually is a 3-week absence

  19. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Are we witnessing the worst Fantasy year for any player ever in Goldschmidt? Can’t recall a top 5 pick being this awful. He is untradeable at the moment for any top 50 player.

    • Mex says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza:He’ll turn it around. He has been one of the most productive and consistent hitters since he’s been in the league. Of course if he has an injury that they are covering up then that is another matter. I can’t see the humidor having that much of an effect.

  20. Bill says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need to pick today 2 today

    Weaver vs. Royals
    G. Richards @ Blue Jays
    Gausman @ White Sox

    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Weaver, Gausman

  21. The Curly W's says:
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    FREE MAX SCHROCK

  22. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph O’Neill King In The North says:
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    I woke this morning and felt like one of my kids graduated from college. Tyler is yours now, use his power wisely.

    • Ozzie Smith says:
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      @Ralph O’Neill King In The North: do you think it will take Fowler going to the DL or something for him to play near everyday? I really want to pick him up, but the Cards might screw thus up. What do you think?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Ozzie Smith: Likely no, but I’m not going to let that steal my sunshine. Fowler is so bad.

  23. Dunder Mifflin says:
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    This may be the year I’ve turn my Fantasy keeper team into a dynasty. After trading for lindor and benentendi last year and owning Bryant., I traded berrios for Torres added Soto, and took reyes in the draft and have stashed him all year. Yeah I’m pretty stoked!

  24. Dave Funnell says:
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    Good stuff!

    Would you trade JA Happ, Price and Gibson for Hendricks and Weaver in a points league? It would open up a slot for a recently dropped Chatwood. Good plan or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave Funnell: Happ > either of those guys, Hendricks > Price — sounds fair to free spot

  25. FFi8007 says:
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    Streamer question for tonight (W and QS)

    Hellickson (vs Lauer)
    Boyd (vs Lynn)
    VV (vs. McCarthey)

    or just hold until tomorrow

  26. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    Apparently, I can’t make a trade this season without asking your advice haha

    Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5, H2H

    My G. Torres and Schwarber for his Rizzo-who wins?

    I have Healya t 1B and Dosier at 2nd with Sano on the DL (This move would clear room)

    Thanks!

    • Hepcat13 says:
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      @Hepcat13: Trade Analyzer says it is a landslide, but says the same anout Au Schizz too, but is something going on with both of them?

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      @Hepcat13:

      I’d keep torres and schwarber that doesn’t even seem close

  27. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. Ziegler, Jones or Parker. Who gets the most saves ROS?

    2. Pivetta or Castillo…. who is best bet to make an impact in Sept (H2H league playoffs)

  28. kilkennybrian says:
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    Really needed MI help and was deep at SP and OF in a 12 team OPS 6×6.

    Traded Bauer and ERosario for Ozzie Albies. You like?

  29. Slimcompoop says:
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    My pitching staff is my 12-team keeper league is dealing and I need to give you props. I drafted Bauer, Wacha, Williams, and Hand all a round or two earlier adding them to Sale, Kluber, and Ohtani. Oh, and I added Nick Pivetta on April 3rd. Appreciate your rankings and daily articles.

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: That’s a 5:20AM while drinking coffee post. My 6:00PM posts after a couple of daiquiri’s usually sound a little different, or, I just play a rap song that I’m into.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They better!

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: In reply to all of the Ohtani hub-bub above, in my ESPN 12-team keeper league Ohtani is rostered in one position but can play both (i.e., you just have to manage it). He’s 14th on the player rater. That coupled with the fact that his one roster space allows you to pick up another guy, makes him pretty special in my opinion. I know it depends on the platform and the league, but just saying.

            Anythehoo…I have that good ol’ fashioned feeling about Kingham even though he was just sent down in favor of Musgrove. I have both, but my question is do I hang onto Kingham, or stream that spot? I kinda think he’s gonna have a permanent gig in a couple weeks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, stream… ESPN’s player rater is not good, Rudy’s outlined why in past… We have him rated for pitcher and hitter, if you add the two, he’s still not a top 50 player, let alone top 15…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I like Drake, that song is dope too… Good call!

  30. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. Tanaka or Heaney ROS?

  31. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey all,

    I saw a blurb about Reyes on the tv last and was looking at him I been stashing players who would you recommend I drop to grab reyes or just stay pat? Flaherety may be odd man out but he is pitching well.

    12 team H2H league
    Ramos, hosmer, dee Gordon, muchado, trea turner, cody bellinger Kris Bryant, Bryce harper; gleybor torees; Edwin emanciaon, jay bruce; starling marte

    Chris archer ; jack Flaherty; aaron nola, Paxton; alex wood; Edwin diaz, brad hand ; Madison bumgarner; sonny gray

    I just picked up Soto and he did not disappoint 10 pts yesterday and I traded hosmer for Goldscmidt.

  32. Five-on-One says:
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    Aguilar or O’Neil?

  33. HypnoAce says:
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    Drop Matt Adams or Aguilar for O’Neill?

    Also, drafted Mikolas at 231 due to your write up on him…then proceeded to drop him after his second start. Sonofadrop?

      • HypnoAce says:
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        @Grey: yeah his first 2 starts were awful. Guess I gave up too soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh well

  34. Jeffe says:
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    Thanks again for a good read, Grey. For the interim and ROS: Eddie Rosario or Brandon Belt?

  35. Jonies says:
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    Drop deshields or Buxton for Soto???

  36. Chris says:
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    My McCutchen vs his Donladson…Fair trade in H2H play?

  37. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you drop Eduardo Escobar for Andujar?

    And would you rather own Matt Adams or Matt Chapman?

    12-team H2H with OBP.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Yes…Chapman

  38. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank the following 2-start pitchers for this week:

    Ross @WSH (-$15.3) and v MIA ($9.6)
    Straily @NYM (-$6.8) and @SD ($2.5)
    Cobb @CHW ($7.3) and vWSH (-$7.8)
    Suter vARI ($5.3) and vSTL (-$6.0)
    Davies vNYM(-$6.7) and vSTL (-$4.4)

    Don’t really like any of them, but I did expect Straily’s SON values to be higher, given the teams he is facing. And Ross was ranked as the 43rd best pitcher in your top 100 for the ROS, so his values were disappointing as well.

    Thank you.

    Oh, and I loved the Castellanos blurb with the phone call dig.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-on-One: Haha…. These 2-start starters are gross… Straily, Suter

  39. The Skrimmer says:
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    If I pick up one of the following SPs currently on waivers…who should I choose?

    V. Velasquez
    J. Gray
    T. Williams
    R. Hill (DL)
    J. Odorizzi

  40. Whack Daniels

    awlagdeer says:
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    Oh shyt son… that Kyle Blanks burn cuts deep!!!!

    • ROY BROOKS says:
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      Solid burn, i lol’ed!

  41. ROY BROOKS says:
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    How ‘shallow’ of a league would you need to be in for Shaw to be ‘droppable’!? I played in a 10-team mixed league once. It was terrible since you could just pick up studs from week to week.

    Also, Galvis is hitting .234 not .150…although I admit it feels like he’s hitting .150 or in this context ‘not hitting’ would be more appropriate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ROY BROOKS: Oops, .234 is still awful tho — yeah, Shaw in a 10 teamer is pretty borderline right now

  42. Troy says:
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    Drop j gray for Musgrove?

  43. Ty Inez says:
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    Shoots braddah grey throwing down some pidgin! I’m not missing out on one of these young pimps coming up. Just dropped Teoscar for vlad in a 12 team redraft. I’m shopping KLuber. What kind of batter can I get. I’m in a 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty Inez: Haha — Maybe top 20 bat? Prolly definitely a buy low on Goldy

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: Is Kluber and Piveta fair for Freeman? He wants Nuke and Kluber but I’m not doing that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Ty says:
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            @Grey: Thanks buddy

            • Ty says:
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              @Ty: I should be fine without those 2. I still have Scherzer, DeGrom, nuke, Reyes , Knebel and box

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  44. Sammy says:
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    I have a question for Grey’s majestic Lip Rug (i believe that’s where all his fantasy wisdom resides) who would you drop for Alex Reyes:

    Billy Hamilton
    Tim Jankowski
    DiDi Gregorious
    Gio Gonzalez
    Tyson Ross
    Mike Clevinger

    Follow up, I have two first basemen, should I keep both Votto and Abreu or look to move one?

    Thanks you beautiful lip carpet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sammy: Haha — Ross — I’d move Votto

  45. Make Bryon Buxton Again says:
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    Byron Buxton – 6 runs, 0 – HR, 3 – RBI, 5 – steals, ave – .157
    Juan Soto – 2 runs, 1 – HR, 3 – RBI, 0 – steals, ave – .400

    I own both of these guys. Buxton was a keeper (while I threw Inciarte back to the heap) Regret. I got lucky picking up Soto (was surprised he wasn’t taken). I one game he has provide nearly as much value as Buxton’s entire season. I can afford to be patient…but this is ridiculous.

      • Bman says:
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        @Grey:
        I’ve been a Buxton-Believer since his prospect days, but I think I’m severing the line for Jesus Aguilar today…UNLESS somebody talks me out of it.

        • Make Bryon Buxton Again says:
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          @Bman: His second half last year was amazing. I have faith that he will heat up. I think he could have used a rehab assignment after his injury. His second half last season carried me to the playoffs. I would regret dropping him for someone else to enjoy what is likely to come.

  46. Grumpy Old Man says:
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    Matthau, not Metheny.

  47. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Morning,

    Start Taillon today?

    @ CIN (MHarvey) —> 3.9

    Thanks!

  48. El Famous Burrito says:
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    I would like to extend my thanks to you for the Mikolas draft recommendation.

    I got him in multiple leagues for almost nothing, and in a lot them, he’s my best pitcher. Last night was like dunking over Dikembe Mutombo in my points league.

  49. Fred says:
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    Drop Matt Adams for Mark Reynolds?

  50. WhiteFlagTime says:
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    Hanley+Taillon for Starling Marte. That was voided by my league. Do you agree with that?

    • Cram It says:
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      @WhiteFlagTime: I’d rather have Marte and don’t believe in protesting trades, but if your league allows voting, there ya have it.

      • WhiteFlagTime says:
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        @Cram It: It’s typically only used to protect against collusion or something wildly uneven. That’s kind of what I’m getting at: under that thinking, is this remotely voidable?

        I’m in your camp, in that I’ve never voted against a trade. I’d only do it if someone was clearly colluding or severely taking advantage of a first timer. Otherwise, I’m not going to punish someone for finding a winnable trade. We all had the same opportunity to fish out good deals. I don’t personally even view this as grossly one-sided. Taillon has a high ceiling, and Hanley has greater power and RBI upside, especially in the Boston offense. I just want the steals from Marte.

        • Cram It says:
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          @WhiteFlagTime: It’s not terribly one-sided. It SHOULDN’T have been voted against. But people have their reasons. Maybe you’re a jerk and they don’t like you. Maybe they’re colluding against you to not let you win.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: Seems like a reason to vote against all of your trades?

  51. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

    For bench bat can you rank:
    Domingo, Kemp, Peralta, Healy

    Would you stream Gibson v. Det tomorrow? ($14.4)?

  52. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Traded Cain…Sugar! for Nelson Cruz and have been regretting it. Looking to unload him and targetting Reyes as well. Love me some Benny too. Is Cruz+Manaea for Benintendi+A. Reyes asking too much? It’s a keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: HAHAHA I have to use that

    • Joel says:
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      @royce!: I mean, how else is that guy going to react? I would have said the exact same thing. Hilarious!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        How do I download it?

  53. Kyle Reed says:
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    My – Madison Bumgarner, Miguel Cabrera, Bradley Zimmer

    for

    His – Sonny Gray, Alex Reyes, Jon Gray, Christian Yelich

  54. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Scooter Gennet, Mac Williamson, Ian Happ, Chris Taylor, Tyler O’Neill, Domingo Santana. two need to leave the island. what do you think?

    Also whats the good word on Clayton Richard?

    • Johnnyhobbes says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: also, love your Gabe Kapler affliction

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: Ha, thanks! Williamson, Taylor — There hasn’t been a good word on Clayton Richard in fifteen years

  55. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    O’Neil over Senzel?

    Franchy over Michael Taylor?

  56. Phil says:
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    I traded Mikolas, Giles, and Adams for Carrasco three days ago. Still happy I did it, but man, I should have shipped him someone else. Sonuvatrade!

    ROS keuchel or Mikolas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Ha…Mikolas, but I’ve never liked Keuchel

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: I’ve never liked how his name is pronounced differently that it looks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Melancon!

  57. Confused Pirate says:
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    In a 12-team, 10-player keeper league, do I dare try and trade Correa for a huge haul?

    I could potentially get Segura back and then 2 of the following:

    Vlad Jr./W. Contreras/A.Reyes/J.Berrios

    What combo should I focus on getting back the most? Should I just be patient and let the season play out longer? Are Segura + 2 of those other guys enough for Correa in a keeper? HELP! Thanks!

  58. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Jake Faria or Fernando Romero for the Rest-of-Season Roofie Championship?

  59. Chicitysox23 says:
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    Traded Knebbel for Ian Happ. What side of the deal do you like?
    (crosses fingers and hopes you pick me)

    • Chicitysox23 says:
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      @Chicitysox23: I should add, Keeper league, and Happ is able to be kept 4 more years. I also have Greene and Clippard as RP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicitysox23: Meh, hope he picks it up too, but you should’ve gotten more

  60. Q says:
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    Any analysis on Anthony Rizzo?

    I am looking at trading for him. Went on FanGraphs to look at his peripherals and everything I see looks the same. Maybe his BB% is down a bit, but LD rate is same, Hard Hit % is same, FB % is actually up, which seems like it will help his power. BABIP is .198, about 100 pts lower than usual.

    Just bad luck? Cold weather messing with him?

    I may be able to get either him or Blackmon. It’s a 3 OF pts league, w steals fairly devalued.

    Basically, if both guys do what they normally do–and what Steamer projects them for ROS–Rizzo is better in my league format.

    So, anything I’m missing? Is Rizzo a target or is there something I’m missing that’s a “stay away?”

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Incredibly unlucky, better chance he turns it around than Goldy

  61. Synyster says:
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    Drop any of these guys for O’Neill?

    Cervelli, Hosmer, DeeG, Machado, Jose Ramirez, Trout, Merrifield, Cain, Brantley, Bench-Gregorius

  62. The Shoe says:
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    Hi Grey, muchas gracias for all the fantasy advice as always!

    A. Who do you like ROS out of: Carpenter, Pedroia, Kinsler, Daniel Robertson? I have Kinsler atm but he’s been bleh. Of course, not expecting old guys like Carpenter/Pedroia to be that much of an improvement…

    Thanks!

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: Carp as in I’m screwed with any of ’em haha. Do you like Robertson or Carpenter than Kinsler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try Robertson…I don’t like Kinsler

  63. Scott Steelers says:
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    Was offered Baez for Bellinger. Habe Aguilar Jose Martinez and Olson who could fill in at 1b

  64. wudaben says:
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    Who would you rather have at 2b going forward Harrison, Happ, Pirela, Peraza?

    • Cram It says:
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      @wudaben: Happ. Though I mostly say that because I’ve been hanging on to him and still believe he’s going to put up numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @wudaben: Hopefully Happ — Happfully?

  65. Game of Throws says:
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    Huh, I’ve been thinking Juan Soto sounds like the Dominican Han Solo to me…

    Which one would you want ROS

    Jose Martinez, Jake Lamb, Tim Anderson

    Thanks!

  66. Launch Angle says:
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    Ok…I picked up Soto and I have an offer of Carlos Correa for Soto and Pollock?

    I’m in a standard, season-long roto league.

    My current SS is Bregman who I can move to UTIL with Abreu. Pollock isn’t expected to come back until around 7/1. My OF already consist of Trout, Judge, Springer and Rosario.

    Would it be a good move for me to trade Soto and Pollock to get Correa? Or would you trade Bregman and Pollock instead of Soto for Correa?

      • Launch Angle says:
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        Thanks Grey Matter.

        So trade Soto and Pollock or Bregman and Pollock?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For what?

          • Launch Angle says:
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            Correa :)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, Soto/Pollock

              • Launch Angle says:
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                Thanks…always appreciate your advice

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  67. Game of Throws says:
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    Also, I know he won’t save my team (now that you’ve made that abundantly clear)

    BUT… I lost Cano so…

    Pedroia or Solarte ROS?

    Thanks again!

  68. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Thoughts on this trade? It’s an OBP/SLG keeper leage where the top 70 players are kept:

    Springer
    Corbin
    Davidson

    for

    Bregman
    Severino
    Vlad

    The goal is to contend next year so really I am asking which side is better for 2019 and beyond

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Test Kitchen: Bregman, and not that close.

      • Test Kitchen says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha, thanks to you both.

        So would youy say:

        Springer > Bregman
        Corbin < Severino
        Davidson < Vlad

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Test Kitchen says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, saw you said in another comment that Vlad and Severino might be kinda close in value, I’d guess that goes a long ways towards explaining the disparity in value of the two sides.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, no problem

            • Cram It says:
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              @Test Kitchen: That it’s a keeper makes the gap wider too.

              • Test Kitchen says:
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                @Cram It: For sure. Appreciate the feedback. Definetely don’t want to make a d-bag offer.

        • LenFuego says:
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          @Test Kitchen: I would put it:

          Springer > Bregman
          Corbin << Severino
          Davidson << Vlad

  69. ctrengove says:
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    Grey,

    In stationary news, this dude’s still deliberating my Archer/Schwarber for Bregman proposal. Will keep you posted!!

    In progressive news, I finally scooped up VGJ. And you know what? I feel freaking great about it.

    In speculative news, I’m speculating. Request your opinion – how would you rank the following 3 for 2018 power: Aguilar, O’Neill, Williamson?

    Cheers,

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        UPDATE!

        Trade offer was tweaked to what you initially suggested yesterday, ha. Accepted.

        I traded Tanaka & Schwarber for his Bregman, who fills in my DeJong MIF vacancy. On top of adding VGJ for nothing and looking to add O’Neill today, I’m feeling pretty darn smug right about now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  70. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto: Which side?

    A: Dozier, Cruz, Mancini, JA Happ, Cahill
    B: Bregman, E. Rosario, Gallo, Junis, R. Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Dozier, it’s fair

  71. pivetta rules says:
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    pivetta on waivers, who would you drop to pick him up?
    Buehler, Godley or Buxton. thanks for the insight Grey!

  72. Hank Mardukis says:
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    Top 2 for ROS of the below,

    Dahl
    Adams
    Semien
    Duval
    Domingo
    Longoria

  73. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Tyler Austin or brock holt to bring up Gleyber Torres? if so which one

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok dropping Holt for Glyber THanks guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Would you drop Brian Shaw in order to activate Victor Arano?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  74. Ryan says:
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    10 player Keeper league,

    Would you rather have:

    Severino or Vlad Jr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Tough call, think you have to go Severino

  75. The Great Knoche says:
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    Solid Kyle Blanks drop in.

  76. Huffin Gas says:
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    All the Phillies had to do to get this De Los Santos fellow is give the Padres Freddy Galvis? Holy shiz. Hopefully this cat gets promoted soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huffin Gas: Supposedly the Padres are well run too

  77. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Devers and Franco are killing me at 3B
    Both Candelario and Zimmerman are on waivers – both coming back soon, but will need brief rehab. (the next best 3B on waivers is Max Muncy (!)

    So – Cut Franco for either Candelario or Zimmerman?

    Im almost tempted to go full rookie nookie and pick up Vlad Jr. – Ive already got Acuna, Soto and Reyes! Help me Jesus (Aguilar)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Franco for Vlad

  78. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    I am in first in one of my leagues with a fairly balanced offense/pitching. 10 team, standard categories, weekly league, we keep 10/team.

    I have Verlander, Sale, Corbin, Pivetta, Wacha, T Williams, Newcomb, and then Reyes at SP.

    My offense is Goldy, J Ramirez, Rendon, Lindor, Story, Arenado, JD, Haniger, Puig, Mancini, Scooter.

    So I am pretty stacked both on offense and pitching.

    Am I playing with fire by trying to flip Corbin for Hoskins? I’ve seen your warnings about Corbin possbily regressing some in the near future. At the same time my team isn’t broken, so I am not looking to fix it. Obviously I think Hoskins is the better long-term option, just wondering if I should leave my team alone as it’s performing just fine.

    Thanks

  79. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    10 team, h2h, 6×5 including ops. Should I drop one of Meadows or Braun for Gyorko? I hate Braun as much as you do with his inability to do anything other than wear bullshit trendy tshirts, but according to the ROS player rater it has Braun rated as number 41 and worth $20.80. I’m not sure about Meadows plans ROS once Marte comes back, but he’s playing at the moment.

    Here is my team:

    C – mesoroco
    1b – goldy, abreu
    2b – albies, odor
    ss – bregman
    3b – arenado, castellanos
    of – trout, judge, inciarte, puig, meadows, bruan, pollock

    sp – scherzer, archer, weaver, wacha, pivetta, price, castillo
    rp – herrra, kela, devenski

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. BornTooLate says:
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    Would you consider dropping leMahieau for Hicks? Marte is on my DL and LeMahieau is holding up my only bench bat spot. I guess I could also lose Gyorko, but that doesn’t give me a bench bat. Seems like he may not be back for a while. Here is my lineup. Thanks in advance, thick lips.

    C Ramos
    1b Cron
    2b Ramirez
    3b Bryant
    SS Treat Urner
    OF Pham, Gordon, Rosario
    UT Santana, Gyorko
    BN LeMahieau
    DL Marte

  81. Jubaka says:
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    I just dropped Mikolas the other day over junis.. Should I trade for trout with one of these combination of players. I’m behind in offense but have depth at offense. Votto, Marte, Yelich, Mazara, Murphy, Lamb, Suarez. I was hoping you would write a combo using these players. I was thinking Votto and Murphy or marte/yelich.. I’d move Hoskins or Myers to 1st, and still have Marte or yelich with trout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t ever trade Trout

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: I want trout and the guy that owns him could use all or any of these guys. Hos offense is terrible accept for trout. He has no depth, no infield and only trout in the outfield..

  82. wudaben says:
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    Do you think Ryan Zimmerman is worth holding at this point if he is just a bench bat and you have other needs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now that he’s soon to return? Yes

  83. The Great Knoche says:
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    Swap ODB for Paxton if I need some pitching? He’s not going to keep this up is he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  84. J-FOH says:
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    Bad News Bears totally holds up. I just watched it a few months ago. You are such a millenial.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I am (in my head)!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Seriously its blazing saddles for kids, dont you hate on Tanner

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s such a bleh movie — don’t @ me!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: It’s amazing on so many levels and holds up better than your mustache

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re seeing it through 70s rose-colored Joan Baez glasses

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Im seeing it through the good old days when you could make films that spoke like real people. And if anything it was through Bruce Springsteen’s sweaty head band

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, don’t bring Jersey into this!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I knew I could pull a string there

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, the Jersey string

  85. Sorry if asked prior, but should we be hanging onto Dahl whilst others remove O’Neil from waivers? If playing time shakes out for Dahl, preference is to keep him. But the Rocks appear to all be legally smokin a bit extra prior to making out the daily lineup card.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding Dahl, Coors in the summer is fun

      • @Grey: Agreed. Thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. MauneyNB says:
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    Roto 5×5 with OBP instead of avg

    Struggling at 2b as my plan w Happ there fell through and hes not playing everyday.

    Been offered Odor for Jon Gray

    My pitching staff:
    Archer
    Wacha
    Pivetta
    Castillo
    Gio Gonzalez
    Jon Gray
    Alex Reyes

    Do I pull the trigger or punt 2b and stick with Happ and Goodrum with the thought of playing the wire all year there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Odor

  87. Cram It says:
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    I can’t get on this Tyler O’Neill train. Dude shot his load and now he’s going to fall down to Matt Davidson earth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! It is very likely… Next week Gyorko will be hitting cleanup for the Cards

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Haha. I wish! If anybody deserves everyday middle of the order at bats in that lineup, it’s Gyorko.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, samesies

  88. Bill says:
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    Are there any definite own preferences out of this group of MI/CI options: Longoria, Aguilar, Carpenter, Kinsler, and Escobar?

    Or is it just a coin flip between them all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip, Aguilar

  89. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    In my other 6×5, 10 team, h2h, including ops league I was just offered his Juan Soto for my Jack Flaherty. My team is below. Would you accept or decline?

    C – Sal Perez
    1b – Votto, Hosmer, Zimmerman, Thames
    2b – Cesar Hernandez
    ss – Story
    3b – Jose Ramirez, Gallo
    of – Acuna, Betts, Ozuna, Marte, Rosario, Conforto

    sp – Junis, Bauer, Snell, Lester, Morton, Gray, Flaherty, Cueto
    rp – Strickland, Brach, Treinen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Accept

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. Phil says:
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    I want Benintendi. What do you think of these offers:
    1. Cain, Aguilar and Tanaka
    2. Cain and Flaherty
    3. Acuna and Flaherty
    4. Acuna, Suarez, and Tanaka
    5. Escobar and Flaherty
    6. Suarez and Cain
    7. Escobar, Suarez, and Flaherty

    With Reyes coming back, is now the time to shop Flaherty, or hold and push Tanaka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…5, 6, 7

  91. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    Any problem with me picking Andujar over Domingo Santana as my Util if I’m more concerned with avg than power?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Sounds fine

  92. jose says:
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    I’ve asked before about holding Osuna, but didn’t mention it was an RCL. I’ve been trying to hold him until the suspension was handed down, but who know when that will be. I’m still 2nd in saves and am pushing the limit on Innings Pitched.

    Thanks for the advice, I wont ask again! Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could prolly lose him, but may as well wait until next week now

      • jose says:
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        @Grey: I think I will. My team’s success is more dependent on Schoop coming around and Darvish and Quintana having continued success.

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • LenFuego says:
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      @jose: Osuna is scheduled to appear at a court proceeding on June 18. It seems highly unlikely anything will change with his status until at least then (unless he somehow reaches some kind of settlement out of court before then, which also seems highly unlikely in a criminal proceeding), and probably well after.

  93. Kingslayer says:
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    Start Archer home against BOS or Skaggs @TOR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  94. Nutsadamus says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Who do you like ROS?
    Castillo or Weaver or Stream?
    Gleybar or Dickerson?

    Thank you in advance, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo — Gleyber

    • Cram It says:
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      @Nutsadamus: Gleybar can’t go no love.

  95. edietrich1962 says:
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    Made few trades and got excited about following outfield until realized that they almost all need to have turnarounds of sorts:
    Hoskins, Stanton, Haniger, Mancini, Acuna

    Hoping for improvements or my season is not good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ll be all right

  96. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    What would say to a trade involving Edwin E and Corbin for Segura and Newcomb? I would be giving the Edwin side. This is a Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with 2 Keepers. Do you like Torres better than Segura? I could ask for him instead.

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly go Edwin side… Segura is better…

  97. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    One more thing? I am such a dumbass, but I had the box checked to “Notify me of follow up comments via email” with my last post. I thought I recall you having some control over that. Any chance you could un-check?

    Thanks very much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, give me a sec

  98. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    When Zimmerman comes off the DL my drop options will be:

    Dahl
    Mancini
    C. Santana
    or Zimm himself

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  99. Big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 OBP

    Goldy/Puig for C Santana/Gardener/C Seager

    Have 4 dl slots,
    MI Villar, Simmons, carpenter, Taylor
    Minors calhoun, mateo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  100. jp says:
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    Would you deal Morton/Josh Bell for Goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  101. Dave says:
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    Drop Weaver or Godley for Reyes?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Godley

  102. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    What’s your opinion of Wood? When healthy, typically a 5-inning 1,2 run pitcher (and LAD not a scoring machine!). Reyes on waivers; should I drop Wood or Kela?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t you ask this already? Kela

  103. uncle ernie says:
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    Please rank these pitchers ROS. Thanks. Quintana. Pivetta. Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana, Happ

  104. HanSOLOSHOTfirst says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff. Fun fact, Matheny’s full name is “Michael Scott Matheny”. Matheny drinking out of a “World’s Best Boss” coffee mug seems about right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  105. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, villar or chris taylor at 2b?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  106. Rafael Kam says:
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    Please explain to me why the Streamonator’s algorithm is that high on Brock Stewart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rockies are terrible on road, Dodger Stadium is a good pitcher’s park, Stewart’s aight

      • Rafael Kam says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m with you on those factors (though flukishly the Rockies are 19-11 on road and Dodgers 8-14 at home thus far this year. I know, I know, thats small sample size and owes to Colorado pitching…) but Stewart has around a 6 ERA through 9 career mlb starts. His era is being served by both luck and RP usage. I just can’t see it at nearly $20. Anyway, thanks for indulging the question.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, I hear ya

  107. Euroalien says:
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    10 Team 5 x 5 Roto – I’m first in hitting and last in pitching…… in second overall. I’ve been offered Berrios for Yelich…… Take the deal or hold out for something better….. maybe Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

  108. DonnieB says:
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    MY pitching staff in a 12 team keeper is:
    Severino…Nola…Bauer…Archer…Castillo…Wacha…Corbin…Gausman…Aroldis…Hader and I have Alex Reyes and Britton coming off DL in next few weeks. I am thinking about adding a closer as I lost Middleton. Who should I add between Nate Jones and Blake Parker and who is the drop? Thanks for your rankings in helping me build a “sick” pitching staff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones — Gausman

  109. Balke says:
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    Would you throw Cahill out there tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him, but if you’re not starting him @ home vs. M’s not sure why you’re owning him either

  110. Cano Soup (Juice) For You says:
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    Offer for Goldy, I think the ride is nearing its end . . .

    Goldy/Morton/Weaver
    or
    EE/Kluber

    Thoughts? 12 team/6 keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin side

  111. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP. Sorry for late comment….

    Looking to deal Corbin with a bat for a top name starter. Need help with WHIP and streaming has been tough there.

    Package corbin and who? Desmond, Zimmerman, Belt, K. Davis, L. Morrison

    Will be targeting Sale then Verlander.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of these guys… Doubt they work, can try Belt, maybe best bet

  112. Roma pizza stuart florida says:
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    ROS

    Tyler O’Neill
    Or
    Big Mac Williamson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Neill

  113. Theopolis Promise says:
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    Grey, thanks to your excellent tutelage, I am in first place!! However, I have some “1st” world roster crunch issues. 5×5 10-team Yahoo! roto with IP limit (so acts as a K/9 league) – Biggest “needs” are K/9 and WHIP.

    Nobody will “reasonably” trade with me given my ranking (or have already checked out) and I have checked the trade-o-nater to make sure I offer more than fair.

    who is expendable for streaming, etc…

    C-Grandal
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Schoop
    3B – Machado
    SS – Segura
    OF1- Trout
    Of2 – Rosario
    OF3 – Acuna
    Util – Puig (flexing in and out)
    Bench
    Chris Taylor (great for position eligability 2b, SS, OF)
    OZUNA (man I could use his HR’s if he would ever heat up)
    Alex Bregman

    SP’s
    Pivetta
    Corbin
    Newcomb
    Morton
    Alex Wood

    CL’s
    Hand
    Vazquez
    Treinen
    Boxberger
    Giles
    Colome

    Other RP’s
    Peacock (has SP/RP eligibility so I keep him in daily for ratio help / K/9 help / Vulture W’s
    Andrew Miller (just picked up for K/9 help)

    Thoughts….

    BTW, u rock!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Taylor

  114. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Grey! you dropping Puig to pick up Andujar ? Andujar would be a 20th round keeper next year…thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Johnny Be Good says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – how about if no keeper value – Puig or Andujar ROS ? thx bud

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Puig

  115. jiggy nits says:
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    NL ONLY ROTO

    one of us needs pitching one of us needs hitting

    aaron nola vs javier baez

    pick a side please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, Baez

      • jiggy nits says:
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        @Grey: yeah i thought it was fair too. thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  116. delino deshields says:
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    Grey, would you drop Price, Roark, or Godley for Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Godley

  117. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Thanks – how about if no keeper value – Puig or Andujar ROS ? thx bud

  118. Synyster says:
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    With Gordon hitting the DL my team looks like this. Pickup Josh Harrison, or someone like Gohara, Stripling, for pitching? 6×6 H2H QS/OBP

    Cervelli, Hosmer, Jose Ramirez, Machado, Gregorious, Trout, Merrifield, Cain, DL-Didi

    Taillon, Bauer, deGrom, Chapman, Norris, Herrera, Snell, Gibson, ed-rod, Ohtani, Newcomb, Wacha

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gohara

  119. J-Hova says:
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    @Grey: @Grey:

    Haha, how can I forget Williams! I can’t wait to get home and let my wife know that “Poptesticle” is alive again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  120. J-Hova says:
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    @J-Hova:

    Sorry, that was meant to go above my comment up 3 quarters of the pg.. .

  121. Sideshow27 says:
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    Robertson (TB), Y Sanchez, Pirela or Profar (2 SBs last 2 games) for Dee Gordon? I know all bad options :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are you asking?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, I see now… Try Adames

      • Sideshow27 says:
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        @Grey: Who you would pickup to replace Dee Gordon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Adames

  122. kilkennybrian says:
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    Better RP stash/own, J Anderson or Mychal Givens?

    Also, I kinda like using relievers with SP/RP elg on my roto teams because I can start them in my SP spots and leave my RP in RP and P slots.

    ROS how do you rank these SP elg relievers?
    Jordan Hicks, Peacock, Amir Garret?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson — Peacock…………..Amir, Hicks

  123. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP dynasty

    Goldy/Puig for judge

    Goldy/Puig for altuve/gardner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge, Atluve

  124. Cohen says:
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    Is Corbin worth owning in a 12 team Roto or drop for a stream spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  125. Nature Boy says:
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    Andujar over Shaw? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  126. kilkennybrian says:
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    Is Teoscar droppable in 12 team OPS 6×6 roto?
    He’s so meh, I could maybe trade for Caleb Smith (and get him for tonight’s start).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  127. Call Me Maybe says:
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    Would you start Domingo German @ Tex tonight? SoN had him at -5.1 tonight? After that would you drop him for Dan Straily or Caleb Smith ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  128. CHRISB says:
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    16 team roto, keeper league. 6×6, 7th offensive cat is K/BB ratio.

    Was offered Correa for my Gleyber Torres

    I got Torred at the end of my draft for $1. He can be kept the next two years at $6 and then $9. Correa was drafted at $30, so he can be kept for one extra dollar the next two years. With Torred being to so cheap, how much would that sway your decision? My team is destroying pitcher cats, lacking in most of the counting hitter stats.

    Was also offered Goldy, Myers, and Longo by a rebuilding team for Torres and a $3 Jose Martinez. I already have Votto, lamb, Seager, beltre and Cruz clogging my CI and util.

    Would you take either deal right away? I’m currently in 3rd with plenty of ground to make up on offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  129. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Do you think Roark is a sell-high guy? Most of his peripherals seem solid, but his BABIP is too low. Thinking of packaging him with Simmons to trade to a guy who needs pitching and SS help and could offer an OF upgrade. Does Roark strike you as a guy you’d trade, or that you’d prefer to hold and see if he keeps this up all season?

    • Joe Beisbol says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: I could also package Simmons with any of Freeland, Ross, or Richards. What’s the best balance of giving value, but not too much value?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Freeland, Ross, or Richards will not get anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, sell high

  130. Adames up! Add over T. Anderson or Cozart? Thanks, again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Cozart

  131. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Have you noticed Dan Vogelbach destroying AAA? His ISO is .410, OPS is 1.160, and he has 9 HRs in 24 games. This is supported by a big boost in FBs (0.69 FB/GB) and strong pull%. His 2.2 BB to K supports the notion that he isn’t just up there hacking. What are the odds this is small sample, him being a AAAA player, or that he has joined the fly ball revolution and is primed to do some damage with this call up? I would have to drop Belt or C. Santana to open up a CI slot. Worth it? 12-team standard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t drop those guys

  132. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    lost c-eager and lemathieueueu and am stuck with kinsler and kingery. im desperate over here

    so im Offended by your pedroia judgement, send me money(or Jose Ramirez) to make up for it, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Done and done!

  133. Brett says:
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    Need help 12 team daily with category for hold and another for saves

    Currently have Chris Taylor and Montana as my utility or on my bench. My staff yu snell Weaver buehler Taillon Flaherty hader Seranthony Dominguez minter Boxberger kela Osuna

    I have Britton Alex Reyes and Marte all on my dL and besides Osuna I don’t see anyone else to cut to activate these guys when they get healthy. My question is would you trade Taylor and Britton for Cody Allen?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  134. Crazy J says:
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    “sometimes Walter Matheny appears drunk”… I immediately pictured a drunk Walter Matthau

    Do all the pitchers you recommend have high WHIP? I’m definitely suffering from a bad case of WHIP-lash in most of my leagues. Buehler is gonna turn it around for me!… right?

    Anyhow, thanks for another great write up!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Crazy J: For me, Buehler’s WHIP is .97, Corbin’s is .91, Pivetta is 1.08, Bauer is 1.12, and Severino is also under 1

      These are the guys I got from Grey’s rankings/recommendations/sleeper posts. Who did you end up picking up?

      • William Hung says:
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        @William Hung: I forgot to include Archer at 1.35 and I also drafted Mikolas as well, but dropped him for Luis Castillo starting with the Mets game (and I benched him against the Cubs), so can’t complain about Castillo yet.

        • Crazy J says:
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          @William Hung:

          Castillo, Weaver, Wacha, Faria, Darvish, Caleb Smith

          Darvish was actually a waiver wire pick up and not a draft for technical sakes, and a lot of closers are dropping turds too.

          This post was more for ribbing him than to be technically correct! My WHIP has actually come up from a 1 to a 4 in my worst league, so I’m heading in the right direction this week.

      • Crazy J says:
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        @William Hung:

        I forgot Gausman… who was ranked ahead of Corbin and the two waiver wires you listed! :p … how could I forget Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I only deal in high WHIPs, thanks!

      • Crazy J says:
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        @Grey:

        Like Jason Vargas! … too soon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  135. aardvark says:
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    Acuna or Cain ?
    Skaggs or archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Tough call, prolly Cain… Archer

      • aardvark says:
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        @Grey: thinking of offering Cain and Skaggs for Acuna and archer. Go for it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

          • aardvark says:
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            @Grey: what about giving moose and Lowrie for Acuna and Eduardo Escobar?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Acuna side

  136. alps says:
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    is Willy Adames worth going after
    Will he play once Wendle comes back from Paternity leave
    I would have to drop either Chris Taylor or Peraza
    Its a keeper league
    Thanks Grey

    • alps says:
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      @alps:
      Never mind
      its reported he is only up for 2-3 days

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah, ok

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Adames… Can lose Taylor

  137. Peacecoast says:
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    I knew it was your contacts! Dude, eyeglass cleaner??

    Ok back to the ‘cast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

  138. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. goldy/nola/reyes for sale/jose martinez/carp? trade analyzer has sale side by a bit….thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  139. lucasred says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Got a bit of dilemma (a good one!)

    Saves/Hold League. Standard roto scoring besides that.

    Pitchers
    Price
    Castillo
    Porcello
    Darvish
    Newcomb
    Pivetta
    Ottavino, Devinski, Giles

    Have Reyes on DL. Trying to decide who to drop to make room for him.

    Currently have Soto in util spot 2 and Vladdy on bench for bats (Ozuna, Puig, Gallo, abreu in of/util)

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devenski

  140. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I finally had enough of waiting for Odor (been holding on since draft day) to produce so Sunday night I dropped him for C Hernandez, to take effect starting Monday. Of course he had to finally get a dong the first day I switched on him. Should I re-pick him up and drop Hernandez or wait to make sure he is actually getting going first? Other options include E Escobar, Marwin, and J Harrison.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can hold for now

  141. Steve says:
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    Please rank MI: Peraza, Rosario, Adames

    14T mixed h2h

    Looks like Adames might only be up a few days! Think Rosario puts up better numbers than Peraza ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did –Forget Adames

  142. smiles says:
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    Cron or Austin Riley ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  143. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Ralph must be loving what he’s seeing from O’neill!

    How much would you bid on him (out of 100 faab) in a 12 team weekly keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sure Ralph is loving it, he commented above… Meh…Pretty early, maybe $4, unless you really needed power then $6

  144. Ellis says:
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    Need a Gordon replacement

    Villar, Rojas, Crawford, Robertson, Yolmer available,

    or am I better off plugging in Marwin

    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plug in Marwin

  145. Ellis says:
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    Need a Gordon replacement

    Villar, Rojas, Crawford, Robertson, Yolmer available,

    or am I better off plugging in Marwin

    thank you!

  146. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Travis earned his way back to the Bigs by hitting .210 with 2 extra-base hits in 14 games in Buffalo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice! He’s returned!

  147. J-Money says:
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    So if Juan Soto reminds you of Dr. Pepper, should his nick name be Lil’ Sweet???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  148. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    In an attempt to get as young as Atlanta, Mets have signed former Brave Joey Bats.

    Seriously between Joey, A-Gone, Bruce, Frazier and Reyes you’d think the Mets would pony up for a better medical staff. These guys are being held together with more duct tape and twine than Cuban cars. Where are the Wilpons going with this? Their plan every year appears to be “to save money.” Well, mission accomplished. Again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s disgusting

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Holy crap. Joey’s already in left field and batting fifth tonight. That was quick. What does it say about that lineup that he can stumble off the street and slot right into the 5 hole.

        PS: Anything wrong with dropping Weaver after his start tonight to pick up Blake Parker? Only other possible drops would be Andujar, DeShields, Dustin Fowler or Jack Flaherty. Or might Parker not be worth it, given that he’s Scioscially awkward.

        • Grey

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          Nothing wrong with that, I’d prolly lose Fowler tho

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: Interesting. I’ve been so paranoid this season about holding onto guys tight who steal bases, whereas Weaver’s my number 5 starter after Buehler & Berrios. You’re probably right, though. Just curious as to why you say Fowler? Do you see him as more of a 2019 impact guy than 2018?

            And thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, more of a 2019 guy, he’s fine for a flyer, but flyers can be dropped

              • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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                @Grey: Ah, gotcha! That makes sense. Thanks to you putting the Bad News Bears in my head this morning, every time a slumping player like Dexter Fowler comes up to the plate, I put on my Matthau voice and say, “Next ball that comes close to you, I want you to lean in… Let it hit you!”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha!

  149. Alex says:
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    Looking to package Sano and Godley for a pitching upgrade.

    Is Sano/ Godley for T. Williams too low?

    What’s a realistic, fair return out of these guys…McCullers, Greinke, Porcello, Clevinger, Quintana, Greinke

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too low — Maybe Quintana, Greinke, Porcello or Clevinger, that order

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Alex: Clevinger might get a slight boost in value because after Thursday he gets nearly a month of the garbage of the AL central (CWS, Det).

  150. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    My waiver adds have been money this year due to bouncing ideas off of you and following this site.

    1. Newcomb or Pivetta ROS?

    2. Thoughts on M. Adams? His 20 AB/HR is awesome but looks like he is getting squeezed for playing time. Thinking of dropping him for hittertron/schomtato streaming purposes. I am a sad Goldschmit owner and have been replacing his production with Aguilar/Adams/Cron. Goldie turning it around would cure a lot of problems.

    You da man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Newcomb 2. I’d stream out

  151. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello again Grey,
    Did you happen to catch any of the Buehler start last night against the Rockies? He was dealing, then he got hit in the side with a nasty Story line drive. Now, I happen to own both, but I obviously didn’t want Story to get a hit off of Walker’s rib cage. Anyway, Walker actually got the out and dropped to his knees. Very scary. He got back up and pitched the rest of the inning and another one (or 2 – I can’t recall). Ended up with a ND, but he pitched really well. I mean, who can hope to beat the indomitable Marquiz de German – Good God! HA!

    That’s all. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I didn’t watch it, but I heard about the screamer off the ribs…

  152. Brian says:
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    I have to drop one (OBP League): Christian Villanueva or Colin Moran? Who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran

  153. Anonymous Moose says:
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    Sale or Severino in a keep forever points league?

    Do I care more about Sale’s slightly better rate stats or Severino being 5 years younger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  154. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Ok, one more Grey,
    I was looking back at some of the comments and I noticed that a Gordon kept getting mentioned and that he was DL’d. I kept saying why the hell does anyone give a rat’s ass about Alex Gordon? Then I realized there were other Gordons in the league, such as Dee Gordon, WHO IS ON MY F’N TEAM!

    No! Broken Toe???? He is now useless for 2018! WTF!!!! I am sure Matt Carpenter will fill in nicely – I think I just threw up in my mouth!

    And now that’s all. Thanks for listening Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, I answered a few of those not knowing what Gordon had to do with anything either, as I hadn’t heard anything yet…

  155. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    My waiver adds have been money this year due to bouncing ideas off of you and following this site.

    1. Newcomb or Pivetta ROS?

    2. Thoughts on M. Adams? His 20 AB/HR is awesome but looks like he is getting squeezed for playing time. Thinking of dropping him for hittertron/schomtato streaming purposes. I am a sad Goldschmit owner and have been replacing his production with Aguilar/Adams/Cron. Goldie turning it around would cure a lot of problems.

    You da man.

  156. jack florida says:
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    m chapman, andujar or gyorko

    12 team keeper, h2h points

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

  157. Robert says:
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    Time to say goodbye to Soler? I could pick up T. O’Neill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  158. Tony says:
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    Good afternoon grey

    Bellinger for devenski and hoskins in a dinasty, wich side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

  159. Barker says:
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    12 team h2h

    I give bird and carlos martinez i get bellinger

    SPs – bauer, folty, pivetta, alex reyes, luis castillo, lucchesi, cmart
    1b – abreu, gallo, bird
    OF – harper, domingo santana, upton, buxton, c taylor, khris davis, soto, dee gordon

    Starters not crazy valuable in this league, as holds are a category and i load up rest of pitching staff with closers and middle relievers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  160. Cohen says:
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    Adames HR off Sale!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  161. Chad says:
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    Grey when are we going to get more stories on your crazy aunt haha. Serious question though, was offered K Bryant, Noah Syndergaard and McCullers for F Freeman, C Blackmon and Tyson Ross. It’s a 10-team H2H categories keeper league. I’m looking to improve on pitching and 3b. Thanks dude

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha! I like the trade for you

  162. JP says:
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    Grey-12 team AL only 4×4 roto $260 salary. Team sucks I have Clevinger at $5 this year and next year I have been offered Nolan Jones, Wander Javier, and Nick Pratto for my Clevinger. I like Clevinger but I have to take the prospect package don’t you think? Thank You

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ask Ralph about that one

  163. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need a 1b while Goldy figures his ish out. desmond, aguillar, hicks or mancini?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar

  164. Elwood Blues says:
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    NL only 5×5 12 team keeper.. Senzel for 5 years at $5, $5, $15, $15, $15 or one year of Baez.. currently 2nd place but lacking in Power Categories..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  165. Play Ball says:
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    Trout or Betts ROS for a standard, season-long roto league (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  166. Ty says:
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    Miggy was dropped in my league. Worth picking up at the cost of J. Gray or Jank?

    • Ty says:
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      @Ty:
      Or Conforto?

      Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  167. Alex says:
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    If I wanted to package Newcomb and Caleb smith for 1 SP which SPs you think I should target?

  168. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Drop Ozuna for Tyler Oneil or Soto
    Drop Chis Taylor for Happ?

  169. Brett says:
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    Taillon or Jon gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Taillon

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