And if Vince V. is so money, it would make the Padres a bunch of Swingers.  Seriously, tell me Vince Velasquez wasn’t money?  He struck out 16, baby.  He only gave up three hits, baby.  He is a beautiful baby, baby.  C’mon, he’s so money.  You gotta grab him, baby, you gotta.  Call him up on waivers, go ahead, c’mon, baby, call him up.  “Hi, uh, this is a random fantasy baseballer, which is, uh, Grey’s mom’s term.  I saw you struck out 16, uh, Padres, in a shutout and I was, uh, wondering–”  Machine beeps.  Call back, baby!  Velasquez wants you to!  “Hi, Mr. Velasquez, it’s me again.  Ha, silly movie answering machines always shutting off prior to a message ending.  I mean, who even has answering machines like this anymore–”  Machine beeps.  C’mon, baby!  You’re almost through that message!  Then you can go on to direct Iron Man and be the namelganger for a Washington speech writer, while I can go do a lot of blow with Jennifer Aniston and singlehandedly ruin True Detective playing essentially myself.  You gotta, baby!  You are so money!  So, Vince Velasquez went 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 16 Ks, and if he’s still on waivers in your league, I want to be in your league.  Yes, you should grab, like yesterday (preferably before his last start).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Daniel Stumpf – Suspended 80 games for PEDs.  He was busted for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.  I’d have a rule, if you can pronounce that to order it, you can take it.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Pom is a guy you can stream in shallower leagues to good results the better part of the year or own in deeper leagues.  I also think Pom tastes like a drink for people who like cranberry juice but wanted extra unsavoriness.

Jaime Garcia – 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 1 Walk, 13 Ks in 104 pitches.  I see your beautiful baby, Vince V., and I raise you a night out at The Dresden with a young Heather Graham.  Only she’s dressed like Rollergirl, i.e., naked.  Holy schnikeballs!  I wanna part of Jaime Town like Jesse Jackson!  (By the by, the Himey town reference, only 32 years old.  And you say we can’t appeal to millennials!  Puh-leeze!)  So, if Garcia were out there, I would grab him, because what do you have to lose?  Well, I wouldn’t lose a #3 SP or better though, either.  So, if that’s what you’re losing, then no go.

Jeremy Hazelbaker – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  I’d like to now recite the poem I wrote for the Cardinals lineup.  “Rub-a-dub-dub.  Three men in a tub.  Matt Adams accidentally ate the butcher, Hazelbaker and don’t hold a candle by my Wong, that’s my babymaker.”  Okay, needs work.  As for Hazelbaker, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, just as he was in last week’s, and will continue to appear as long as he continues to hit and stays under 50% owned.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I’m pretty sure the Cardinals could take Rusney Castillo and make him an All-Star outfielder.  Not entirely sure what it is, I’m sure some would say it’s because they have the best fans in baseball, but they’d only be saying that to elicit cheap applause from those same fans.  This team made Jon Jay look good!  (Speaking of Jon Jay, I heard the nickname, The Federalist, we gave him in 2011 has finally caught on.  I checked Google, we were the first ones publicly to call him that.  In 2011, no one was talking about Jon Jay, trust me.  So, between writing this blurb and the next blurb, I taught myself how to edit Wikipedia — that only took 3 hours!  And I still did it wrong!  If I were the type to el oh el, now would be the time.)

David Murphy – Signed with the Twins.  “Management, which is a formal way of speaking, please allow me to continue.  We need to do something to fix the team, and I think I have the solution.  David  Murphy!”  Management looks around, “Will he cost less than a million dollars?  Then we have a deal!”

Byron Buxton – Got hit on the hand by a pitch, but x-rays on his hand came back negative.  Tests on his swing were negative too.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-4 and his 1st steal.  Since no one, not even Eddie’s family, wants any part of Rosario, I’m watching him to see if he can have fantasy value as I predicted in the preseason.  He was batting 2nd yesterday.  Cust kayin’.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  For some reason, I’m reminded of that stupid Wandy Line that Snafu Larry came up with years ago.  It said Wandy Rodriguez was the cut off of ownable and not ownable in shallow mixed leagues, and it was such a crock that made no sense because Wandy hadn’t been good for five years.  With that said, the Ervin Berlin Wall, separates the owned pitchers from the free.

Mat Latos – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.75.  Yeah, he faced the A’s and Twins in his first two matchups.  Though, he gets the lifeless Angels (pun!) next.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like it but I could see giving him a try.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .207.  Avisail has become such a non-entity, and, due to switching back and forth between box scores, I saw A. Garcia hit a homer and at first I was like, “Damn, I have to pick up Adonis Garcia quickly.”

Chris Archer – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Dictionaries are out of print.  People don’t put pictures next to definitions in online dictionaries.  So, Archer, you can stop trying to get your picture next to inefficient.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-5 and a slam (1) and double helping of legs (2, 3).  Down with the King of SAGNOF for years, about ten of ’em!  Recruiting suckers, Pompey and Gose, and makin’ men of ’em!  Hamstring tears and fears of hamstring tears for my peers, they rippin’ ’em!  You think that it is, it is, if not it isn’t, um…Huh?  That’s Runjai  DMC!

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Nice big fly, Byrd.

Jason Kipnis – 0-for-2, 3 BBs and 2 steals (1, 2).  Kipnis getting hot just in time for Passover.  “That slide was unleavened!”  That’s Kipnis sliding into 2nd.

Tyler Naquin – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .444 in nine ABs this year.  Guess he won the starting job (if someone doesn’t show up at the park).  The preseason news must’ve left off the parenthetical.

Danny Salazar – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 0.79.  Fun fact!  A 79er is when you accidentally knee your partner in the head.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  This is also the 2nd time I’ve pointed out that I called him a sleeper.  Coincidence?  Hmm…

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Not looking bad at all with his move to the AL, of course, this game was against an NL team.  Thanks, Selig!

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 1st steal.  Kinsler asked that “1st steal” be spelled “Israel.”

Justin Masterson – Signed with the Pirates.  This is like when those detergent commercials prove they can get out blood stains, chocolate, oil, puke, you name it.  Here, Ray Searage, see if you can clean this filthy Masterson.

David Freese – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .342.  Stop making Clint Hurdle look smart for batting you third!  Revert, you schmohawk, revert!

John Jaso – 3-for-5, 1 run as he continues to hit leadoff.  The Pirates lineup looks set by George Costanza when he was doing everything opposite.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 6 ER.  Hey, you can do what you want to do, but what you think you’re proving to the world by owning Teheran, like you’re smarter than everyone else, is actually proving the opposite.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, a grand slam.  Set yourself a pretty nice bar when you go 1-for-4 with a grand slam and it feels like a letdown.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Catcher questions will commence in 3, 2, 1…

Stephen Strasburg – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.98.  Only another five and a half months of that to make up for last year.  C’mon, you promised!

Doug Fister – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER vs. Ian Kennedy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The Kennedy-Fister matchup was billed as the Marilyn Monroe game.  For more on Kennedy, check out Big Magoo’s Ian Kennedy fantasy feature-ma-whosie.  He’s a fan.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  I have an idea for Altuve, after he hits a home run, he should scream, “I’m a grown ass man!” As he does whenever he tries to get on a rollercoaster.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Moistasskiss!  (Let someone try to steal this home run call and I will be incorrectly editing more Wikipedia pages.)

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many days.  It’s been in Coors, which, honestly, doesn’t make it less wonderful.  C’mon, Rockies, trade for Belt, you need a 1st baseman and suspenders are outdated!

Matt Cain – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  True story:  I bought Cain for $1 in an NL-Only league.  Thought about it for about five minutes and dropped him the next day.

Sergio Romo – Hit the DL with a right flexor strain.  Matt Cain missed three months with a similar injury.  Romo’s left flexor said, “I can only do so much.”

Charlie Blackmon – Hit the DL with turf toe.  Here’s an image of how bad turf toe could get (not for the squeamish).  Blackmon thinks he should be back in early-May.  But, as Bill Blasio would say, that’s CP time.  Gerardo Parra (2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer) will take over in center, which balances the minority hiring, and Ben Paulsen (1-for-3, 1 RBI) will see more time in left.  Raburn and Barnes remain platoon players.  Raburn and Barnes do sound like a hilarious 1950’s comedy team.  Say good night, Barnes.  Good night, Barnes.  Hilarious!

Tony Wolters – 2-for-4, 1 run and 2 steals (1, 2).  As long Nick Hundley returns, there’s nothing to see here, but if Hundley thinks there’s literally nothing to see here because he has a concussion, then Wolters could have value in NL-Only leagues.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  Here’s the science behind streaming hitters in Coors.  If they’re in Coors, you stream them.

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.94.  I’ve never seen someone throw balls harder right into the sweet spot of hitters’ bats.

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Out of all my schmohawks, I figured Tulo would go down with a big injury before Schwarber or Pollock.  But, I guess, there’s still 95% of the season!

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I’ll admit it, a little part of me thought Donaldson would disappoint this year.  No, not that part.  And it’s not little!

Marcus Stroman – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.22.  I say this every preseason, but it seems to get ignored.  Not only is there a ton of pitching late, but young pitchers should not be avoided.  Raisel, Stroman, Velasquez, Salazar, all very young.  And that was just today!

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  He’s pieced together big weeks before, and it might be blown out of proportion due to it being the beginning of the season, but it feels like Trumbo might finally have that 35-homer season.

Ross Stripling – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  Bit of a let down after his no-hit bid in his first career start.  Still, solid beginning to his career for a guy that was never meant to amount to anything.  Wow, I sound like an 80’s movie father.  Even with the nice two starts, there’s nothing here outside NL-Only leagues and streaming.

Robbie Ray – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks.  With that walk to strikeout rate, Ray shouldn’t have any biters.  Biters?  Damn, I’m still in the 80’s.

Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.75.  Him and Kennedy are like the last two older guys that feel safe, and Hammel, while is a decent middle rotation guy, he’s obviously not a 0.75 ERA pitcher and, next time out, I expect him to taste some runs in Busch.  Hehe.  That’s dirty.

Kris Bryant – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Homeslice loves him some hitting in Wrigley.  It’s his own personal Coors.

Addison Russell – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  With as much tinkering as Maddon does, and he does a lot, he’s moved Russell out of the bottom of the order, how many times?  Five.  That’s how many at-bats he’s had above the six hole in 503 career at-bats.  And those five at-bats came in the five hole.

Raisel Iglesias – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (2 BBs), 2 Ks, 1 homer allowed, ERA up to 3.24.  I guess I should’ve listened to the Stream-o-Nator; it predicted a line of 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 Hits, 2 BBs, 1 homer allowed and 6 Ks.  The one part it was wrong on (Ks) would’ve favored me.  Ugh, Church!

J.J. Hoover – 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  The Cubs were smoking the Reds’ pen so much it was like watching Jim Leyland vape with two Reds jammed in.  Yes, now I’d own Jumbo Diaz in all leagues where you need saves.

Devin Mesoraco – Continues to sit and wallow in his ugliness.  You’d think a guy that could stick a light bulb in his mouth and light it up would be able to turn it on at any time.

Pablo Sandoval – His former trainer said Sandoval needs a “baby sitter.”  Damn, I feel bad making fun of Sandoval all that time about his weight.  He wasn’t fat, he was pregnant.

 
  1. Teddy Heater says:
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  2. runner says:
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    Great write up as always Grey

  3. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey! Looking forward to Buy/Sell! Hundley was 0-7 this week before maybe being concussed. Not your fault! If Wrigley is playing like Coors, do you like Montero or Yan Can Catch? Sorry for the catcher question!

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Cheers!

  4. muskysmell says:
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    J. Heyward + Tyson Ross for McCutch + R. Odor?

    • Ross Watson says:
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      I’ll take Cutch and Odor

  5. Eric says:
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    Gomes or Montero

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Eric: Which way are you leaning? Got same catcher scab.

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Eric: Gomes for me

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Quimmy: OK. I went Montero due to his hot start and Gomes being Yanstipating in general, but the latter may have a better recent track record.

  6. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Sup brothah man, love the Swingers reference.

    Season 2 of True Detective was awful…

    In the league I need pitching the most I own Pujols/Freeman/Belt/Alvarez (Bryant and Tyler White at 3B) I own Syndergaard, Matz, Rodon, Tyson Ross (DL), Yu Darvish(DL), Taijaun Walker, and a bunch of streamers. Which of my 1Bs would you offer up for Joe Ross?

  7. muskysmell says:
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    Heyward ($26) for Matt Carpenter ($11)? (Carpenter qualifies as 2B in my league)
    I already have Schoop. Stand pat or trade?

  8. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey,,,

    hot starts vs cold starts!
    are Kris Davis and Ian Desmond Droppable now? 0.16 and 0.11 batting avg!
    i just added Trumbo for Davis… POWER
    would you add Fowler and drop Desmond ? ! (my SS is filled with Addison Russell…)

    Nick

    • bigbear says:
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      @Nick: Yes. Fowler > Desmond.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Yeah, Fowler

  9. Jack says:
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    Cust wondering…why is Cingrani not in consideration to be the closer?

    • Tigres says:
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      True story: I just looked up stats for Diaz and Cingrani, and screamed out loud “Good God, they’re BOTH garbage!” Uh, good luck to the Reds with this one.

    • BigRedLatrine says:
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      @Jack: He’s a lefty, and the Reds don’t have any others in their bullpen. He’s also not good, so there’s that.

      For the record, if they go to Diaz, it will not go well. Tread cautiously prospectors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: What BigRed said

  10. Scotty B says:
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    Love seeing my Phils errr at least VinnyV get an entire paragraph. And so early in the season! They’ve been fun so far.

    Long term – Nick Castellanos or T. White for my CI position?

    If I’m reading your mind right, think you’ll say Nick C

  11. SteveNZ says:
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    Late boomer.

    • de nachos says:
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      @SteveNZ: haha fight the good fight, moa

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m sorry SteveNZ, I can only fight for you so much, Rudy nixed it

  12. The Biz says:
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    Mesoraco looks like Kane. Without the mask. Maybe that’s the problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Biz: He looks like Uncle Fester (and Kane, yes)

  13. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Any guess on how the Dodgers plan on using Grandal going forward? Is he going to continue splitting time with Ellis or eventually go back to being the primary catcher? He didn’t start yesterday and it’s already being reported that Ellis will likely start again today since he typically catches Kershaw.

    • knucks says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: My guess would be similar to how they did last year. Even though there is a new manager. But just a guess.

  14. Gordon sumway says:
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    Great post and thank you for all of your work! In a slg/obp league do you prefer semien or Suarez? Not too worried about steals. Thanks!

  15. stu says:
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    How would you rate?

    Finnegan, Conley, Eickhoff

    • Quimmy says:
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      @stu: Eickoff, Finn, Conley

    • BigRedLatrine says:
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      @stu: Conley, finnegan, eickhoff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stu: Depends on matchups…Finn, Conley

  16. Tigres says:
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    Grey, a search of “Nick Hundley concussion news” is coming up empty. Have you trained the Google to ignore catcher questions?! It woulda been funny if search response was: “Doesn’t matter, he’s not in Coors this weekend.”

  17. Mike says:
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    Rasmus or Hazelbaker?
    Need an OF
    Thx

    • Dangerfield 51 says:
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      @Mike:
      The Baker…ride him while he is hot.

  18. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Estrada to pick up Conley or Eickoff??

    • mrbaseball says:
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      Ha everybody is madly in love with Eickoff

  19. Eric says:
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    When Jerod Dyson returns will he play full time. Dyson vs Mallex ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: He’s a platoon player, Dyson and Mallex are apples and apples

  20. Greys Bum Hair says:
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    10 team 6×6 with OBP

    I give M Trout
    I get N Syndrrgard and J Abreu

    I have Hendricks and J Ross as 4/5 starter

  21. Joe says:
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    Hey grey I’m in a 12 team keeper league 7×7 and was offered buxton for mazara ( I have mazara). Do you think it could be a good buy low and sell high chance since buxton’s ceiling is so much higher? thank you

    • @Joe: It isn’t higher at all

      • Joe says:
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        you think mazara has first round potential like buxton?

    • @Joe: Hold Mazara in keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Maz

  22. Basement Artie says:
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    Great movie. MADE was even better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Basement Artie: Don’t remember liking Made but will take your word for it

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Grey: Worth a look if you have time. P Diddy does a great job in it. That answering machine scene from Swingers is painful!

        • Grey

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          I saw it years ago, just don’t remember anything about it other than being pseudo mobsters

  23. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, DeShields
    (1) UT: Segura

    (1) DL: Brantley

    Should I dump Segura for one of the guys below or hold? Dropping him might sting since he just gained 2B eligibility and I held onto him instead of adding Mazara which hopefully doesn’t come back to bite me but he’s been underwhelming since I added him. Hopefully Brantley will be back soon so I just need someone to rack up the points til then and help me play catchup this weekend after Matz put me in the hole -20 points to start the week! I have them listed by total points and also included some of my watch list guys …

    Available Bats:
    Hazelbaker, Semien, Piscotty, C. Carter, Ahmed, Y. Escobar, Gennett, Panik, D. Santana, Markakis, K. Davis, Ozuna, Souza, Myers, Soler, Grichuk, A. Garcia …

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: oh and Nick Castellanos is available too

  24. gogulls says:
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    Drop Kris Davis for Castellanos?

    Thanks

  25. Noam says:
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    Poetry!

    Is Perkins droppable in a 12 team league with holds and saves? He’s riding my bench since I have my DL already taken up…

    • knucks says:
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      @Noam: Who can you pick up instead of him?

    • Chris says:
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      @Noam:

      Sounds like he’s coming back from DL last week of April, I’d tough it out until then.

  26. Joeg414 says:
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    Morning ; need a quick one.
    Who would you rather have : McGee or Ziegler ? Or too close to call ?

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      @Joeg414:
      Or Vizcaino ?

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Joeg414:
        Never mind on Vizcaino .

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Joeg414: McGee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joeg414: SAGNOF, all same shizz… Ziegler

  27. Wacha wacha says:
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    Good morning Grey

    Which of these players would you want more than T Story in 10 team h2h? All of them?

    Lindor, n Cruz, a jones, C blackmon, fielder, odor, Hanley

    Thanks

  28. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    I’m a grown ass man! Another fine piece of journalism sir. Will Hazelbaker effect Piscotty’s playing time at all? And what to do with Khris Davis who appears to have lost his mind ?

    • Grey

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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: Thanks! Haz mostly affects Grichuk, Adams and Holliday…I’d drop Davis, he stays cold for months sometimes

  29. Letsgoletsgo says:
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    Early season questions:

    League: 10 team keep forever, weekly roto h2h.

    1) drop one of Domingo/ garza/ de shields/ pederson

    2) trade Garza/ odorizzi/ nicasio for Frazier/ Velasquez
    2a)trade Pederson/ odorizzi/ hammel for Frazier/ Velasquez
    2b) trade kyle seager, odorizzi, garza for Frazier/Velasquez

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Letsgoletsgo: 1. If those are all bench bats, one of those but need to know more about your team. Garza is the drop in a vacuum IMO.
      2. This favors you not knowing your team….
      2a. Yes.
      2b. I don’t see the point of trades that trade the same positions for the same positions… VV hasn’t ever pitched over 85 (plus or minus 5ip, and will PHI likely won’t be fighting for a playoff spot, so expect some inning restrictions.

      Is this a dynasty/keeper or redraft?

    • mrbaseball says:
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      Think about what was the most innings Velesquez has pitch – think about the real injury risk that comes with him after you buy him – for those who already own him and got him cheap the risk is does = the value

  30. Letsgoletsgo says:
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    Drop nicasio for Jaime?

    Gracias

  31. Derrick says:
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    Gomes or Mesoraco ros?

  32. Ron says:
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    This is what I like to refer to in my mind as a Grey Points League Pick ’em

    1) Kennedy, Odorizzi, Rodon, Gausman (healthy), Matz, Pomeranz, Latos, Stripling, Eikhoff – Pick 3

    2) Segura, S. Castro, Semien, Panik, Pedroia – Pick 2

    3) Pagan, Parra, Rasmus, Rickard, B. Holt, Markakis, Melky – Pick 2

    4) Lawrie, Castellanos, B. Holt – Pick 1

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: 1) Matz, Odorizzi, Rodon 2) Segura, Semien 3) {agan, parra 4) Cast

  33. Luvdarooks says:
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    Really deep NL league w 40 man roster.
    Can you give me 3 potential stud hitters below AA. ? This can include players in the upcoming draft.

    • knucks says:
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      @Luvdarooks: I think Ralph would be your go to here, keep an eye peeled for his articles.

  34. Lville Jim says:
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    After Vince destroyed the Padres Greinke owners probably have a chubby with them up next. So you know the Padres will go out and hammer him.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Lville Jim: Believe me that Padres offense is not gonna destroy anyone. The most pathetic offense i have seen for ages.

  35. John says:
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    Lo Cain being offered for SP. I am playing Khris and Rickert now so I could use the help in my OF.

    he is targeting one of these three on my staff: Archer, CMart, Carrasco….thoughts?

    • knucks says:
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      @John: CMart is who I would give. Sounds like you could use Cain. I wouldn’t trade the other two personally. But if you had to, I would shoot for an even better OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with knucks

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! He countered with CMart and Archer for Cain and Lester

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cain side

          • John says:
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            @Grey:

            Tx

  36. Relsh says:
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    Grey, opening post was a 450+ foot bomb out of the park. Hopefully we don’t see Favreau’s directing choices start mirroring what Vaughn’s career has turned into (I don’t care what critics say, Chef was fantastic). There’s no way Vaugn SINGLE-HANDEDLY ruined TD- writing/directing of that was abysmal.

    P.S. What’s your mid-season ETA on when NBC offers to make you the face of their fantasy baseball operation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Relsh: Yeah, I was keeping it brief on TD, there were about 4 dozen things wrong with it

  37. theone says:
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    Eovaldi…..the tomato can that can throw a ball hard smh

    …..3, 2, 1….. this is an easy 1 but would like your input- Salvy P or Dub Ramos?

  38. Timothy Taylor says:
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    Catcher questions will, indeed commence. OBP Roto league.

    I can pick between Mesaraco, Grandal, Ramos, Montero, Cervelli

    Lord help me.

  39. Scooter G says:
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    Hi Grey

    Drop k Davis for hazelbaker, rasmus, or hold?

  40. mrbaseball says:
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    Matt Moore for Soler which side here in keeper league

  41. Breather says:
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    Semien or Suarez?

    • knucks says:
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      @Breather: Semien for me. He seems to be heating up as well and was projected to have the better season a few weeks ago

    • mrbaseball says:
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      My wife likes Semien

      • de nachos says:
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        @mrbaseball: did you forget the other first person possessive adjective or did you just call your wife a whore?

        • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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          @de nachos: liking semen doesn’t mean anybody is a paid sex worker.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Breather:

      Both good options. Have to like Suarez top of the order. Should help his counters. He’s also stolen a couple of bags which didn’t seem to be much of his game last year.

      Semien probably the better talent. He is squaring it up really good. Maybe Marcus by a nose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Breather: Eugenio, top of order vs. bottom

  42. Gator says:
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    Velasquez is dominating. If you were ranking pitchers again today where would you place him based on what we’ve seen through 2 starts? Is this a sell-high moment?

  43. Jedimasters says:
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    Good morning Grey please rank these SP on our waivers in a 10 team points league:

    Ventura, Gray, Matz, Severino and Rodon. Thank you.

  44. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, I have to replace Perkins…J Gomez or Tolleson? Thanks.

    • knucks says:
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      @TacktheKack: bleckkk, what about jepsen? If guys that are already getting saves are available, I would think Jepsen is too?

  45. Bobby says:
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    In a keeper league would you trade Matt Moore and Bogaerts for Dee Gordon and Garrett Richards? The league gives big points for strikeouts.

    • Bobby says:
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      @Bobby: or how about Bogaerts and Kluber for Strasburg and Dee Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobby: Stras/Gordon, sure

  46. EazyE says:
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    I’m in a 12 team h2h points keeper league , looking for replacements for Tyson Ross and Alex Wood. Is Finnegan an upgrade for either and is Tyson Ross droppable with that shoulder issue?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EazyE: Finnegan over Wood

  47. HypnoAce says:
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    Pick up Castellanos, Hazelbaker, Pagan, or White in 5×5 with OBP instead of AVE? Thanks!

      • HypnoAce says:
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        @Grey: Would it matter if I already owned 3 Astros?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  48. Randy Bobandy says:
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    Fun fact, Padres are hitting .095 this season in the games that weren’t at Coors!

  49. Sam Lieberman says:
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    I’m a idiot and my starting 2b is Cesar Hernandez. I’m trying to trade for someone good but no one biting. Should I drop for: Panik, Scooter, Aledmys Diaz, Josh Harrison, Lawrie, Prado?

      • sam lieberman says:
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        @Grey: awesome thanks, just discovered site, your write-ups are great.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  50. Ruben says:
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    When do you think Trea Turner gets called up?

  51. Fergus & Dil says:
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    Should I feel dirty for claiming Hellickson & Eickhoff

  52. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Yo yo Grey!!

    Nice write-up, with a well balanced mix of knowledge and chuckles.

    Vincent Velasquez, is my ace. Vincent Velasquez is my ace? Vincent Velasquez is my ace!!! It feels good. Wouldn’t have picked him up if it weren’t for your SP rankings. Thanks!

    Question: How many innings does Velasquez see this year? I’m guessing there is a limit since he only pitched around 90 last year.

  53. Scott says:
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    I didn’t even notice Cervelli wasn’t starting yesterday. I could have had a Ramos! *facepalm*

  54. Scott says:
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    Ironically, I dropped Hoover in one league because I didn’t think it was worth it. I won’t be picking up Jumbo for the same reason.

  55. True story:

    My Spanish teacher gave me the “Spanish name” Jaime when I desperately wanted to be Diego, or Dago. So, for the rest of the year I handed in every assignment to Senorita Mandelbaum signed Hymie.

    • de nachos says:
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      @Wake Up: excellent. True Story: My Spanish teacher gave me the “Spanish name” Tomás when I desperately wanted to be Jefé. So, for the rest of the year Señorita Fineman called on me with her terrible accent as “Dumb-ass! Dumb-ass?”

      • Scott says:
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        @de nachos: You should have taken French. My French teacher let us choose our names.

        • @Scott: What did you go with? Futilite?

      • @de nachos: HaHa! We could have teamed up and killed it in the Catskills…

  56. Dan says:
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    Great stuff as always!

    Keeper league was offered J. Upton for Bogaerts. My SS is Correa. OF is Harper, Jones, Ellsbury. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Thanks! Upton side

  57. OaktownSteve says:
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    Padres first team in MLB history to be shut out in 5 of first 10 games. So getting steamrolled by VV, long flight across the country and facing Greinke is certainly the cure for that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: HA, someone wrote above their average is .095 in non-Coors games

  58. Brian says:
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    Save hungry roto league, I’d like to scoop jumbo. Only options to drop are Matt Moore or Brandon Finnegan (wouldn’t drop Velasquez and Nola, and matz would be too itchy). Would you drop either? Or do you really like those guys?

  59. Wilsonian says:
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    Trea Turner or Orlando Arcia in my NA slot?

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

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: mini thanks.

  60. In the RCLs the pitching line is closer to the Kazmir Bridge…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Might even be the Velasquez-Narrows

  61. Dirk Diggler says:
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    Dear Grey Gardens:

    For some inexplicable reason, D’Arnaud is available in my league (very deep, 12 teams, HR-heavy).

    Do you think that I should drop Wellington Castillo for him? Or will the Beef come around and hit me some dingers this year?

    Regards,
    Diggles

  62. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Dude, my league is king of panic drops – now Charlie Blackmon was dropped. Am I missing something with his injury? Is there a reason I shouldn’t put in a waiver claim on him? Am I being punked? Oh yeah, my drop would either be Billy Hamilton or Carlos Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: Drop Hamilton or Carlos depending on needs

  63. Shill Team 6 says:
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    Real life spit take on the Fat Panda line. Hilarious!

  64. Shill Team 6 says:
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    @William Hung: If someone else dropped Hamilton or Santana. Would you consider it a “panic drop”?

    • knucks says:
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      @Shill Team 6: Domingo? Ervin? Danny? Carlos? Johan?!?

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Nm now realizing you are prob referring to Mr. Hung’s comment

        • William Hung says:
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          @knucks: Nah, because those 2 players haven’t been top 50 players the past couple of years

    • William Hung says:
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      @Shill Team 6: Nah, because those 2 players haven’t been top 50 players the past couple of years

  65. Julio Lugo's Butthole says:
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    I’m going out on a limb today. Braves do some Chen checkin’ and get win #1.

      • Julio Lugo's Butthole says:
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        @knucks: Too many red flags for Chen for me. He got hit on the elbow, they thought he was ready but he wasn’t so he got pushed back. Out of sync and facing a team that doesn’t want to go 0-10. I think Mallex Smith makes his first real positive contribution too. Just a hunch.

  66. Please don’t get on board with Trumbo…the Trumbombs need the fence riding…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Fine, I’ll back off

  67. Whatever says:
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    Any love tonight for J-Hell start against WSH at home?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whatever: I’m starting him in a deep league

  68. I am the Walrus says:
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    Mazara or J.Peterson rest of year?
    Dyson or Colome for saves?

    • knucks says:
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      @I am the Walrus: Thought this was Jace at first and was quite befuddled

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @knucks: It is Jace, no?

        • Rice says:
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          @Grey: he could mean Joc?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nah, Joc is Pederson

        • knucks says:
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          @Grey: Joc + spelling error?

      • I am the Walrus says:
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        My bad..Joc.

  69. Smell The Glove says:
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    Ian Kennedy or Ervin Santana?

  70. Zeus says:
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    Great write up my man. The Indians were going nuts against Conger yesterday. Talk about a noodle arm. Or maybe a conger eel arm. If you play in daily lineups leagues and you see conger starting play anyone w an ounce of speed.

    Thanks for taking me down the where is tree man now rabbit hole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Agreed, sorry on tree man, it’s not a fun hole

  71. Jceol says:
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    So would you recommend grabbing Rajai Davis over Ryan Goins or Jose Ramirez? We have limited moves in AL only and I’ve got CJ Cron to cut at the moment. I’ve got Ketel Marte at MI and he’s been awful so was considering moving him to bench.. Just torn cause wire is so slim and don’t want to waste moves.. Oh Dae-oh Lee is available too but who knows what he will be.. Thanks in advance!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jceol: Yes, Goins is garbage

  72. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Pablo! In that report, apparently they were talking about how, in his culture, they express their love through food – which caused him to gain 21 pounds in 21 days. With the “baby sitter” comment, I sure hope that sadness/embarrassment isn’t also expressed through food!

    With Blackmon hitting the DL for a while, Ben Paulsen is looking interesting as a back end OF option in 5-OF leagues. Do you think he’s worth a $2-$3 FAAB (out of $100)?

    I just traded away my 4th and 5th OFs for Story, so I’m definitely in need of OF from the free agent pool. Planning to also bid on Hazel, and leadoff schmohawks who won’t kill my average Martin and Jay,, who are the best options available …but I fee like Paulsen/Hazel is probably the ideal…

  73. Not for nothing but, I do recall Pandas saying something about making a trip to Beantown during the playoffs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: “I got a little Bean” Town?

      • @Grey: Little? It’s been Mauled!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  74. FKA Ralph says:
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    Ray’s start was a bit better than his final line. He’d allowed zero runs through six, and had only allowed 7 base runners with 6 Ks at that point.

    As managers are wont to do, they sent Ray out for the seventh. He promptly walked a guy, gave up a single and was yanked having only recorded a single out. Naturally the bullpen allowed both his runners to score. Not saying it is wonderful, but 6 IP with 4 BB and 6 Ks looks so much better than 6.1 IP with 5 BBs.

    I’m holding Ray for his K upside, and in that league there are about 130 SPs rostered, which is deeper in SPs than a typical 10 teamer. Maybe he gets cut when Darvis comes back, but hat honor could be for an RP or another fringy SP like Karns.

    BTW. Sit Karns at NYY today? We use IP, QS, and K/9

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FKA Ralph: He had a bunch of walks through 6 IP too, I likely wouldn’t start Karns, though no idea of the matchup

  75. Toddriffic (but really Mike) says:
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    Drop Mesocracocora for Grandal or JT Real or nah?

  76. Rawr... says:
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    What is going on with that turf toe pic? I need to make sure that doesn’t happen to me.

  77. Rice says:
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    Next week… choose 1 please:

    Nicasio @ AZ
    Corbin vs. PIT
    Smyly @ BOS, @ NYY

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Great write up as usual.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  78. Diggy says:
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    Pomeranz or severino

  79. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    Could you please rank Liriano, Samardzjia, Aaron Sanchez, Pineda, Hammel ROS?

  80. LastPlace says:
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    how long do you think Hector Olivera will be out?

    NL Only Auction-keeper League: drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LastPlace: 3 months… Depends on for who

      • LastPlace says:
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        @Grey: slim pickings at corner infield. amarista types. is that better than a deadspot? or hold and see what happens?

        • Grey

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          Anyone is better than a dead spot

  81. Diggy says:
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    Athletics play the Yankees and blue jays next week keeping Khris Davis on your team for those series?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Diggy: I haven’t dropped him, but I could see doing it

  82. Sideshow says:
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    Any thoughts on Vazquez taking overstartinge C in Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sideshow: Will be a time share, not like Swihart was doing anything anyway

  83. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Actually in regards to Freese batting 3rd, not as great as the line looks. he has hit into 4 DPs in 10 games, not so good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd25: That’s good, for us

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: How does only have 1 rbi from the 3 hole batting .342?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Small sample size

  84. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Nola, or the kid from LA Stripling?

  85. Scott says:
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    You starting Wild Bill for the Indians?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Great, messed that up.
      You starting Buffalo Bill for the Indians.

  86. Blaster says:
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    Dump Kenny G for Jumbo D?

      • Blaster says:
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        Sorry.

        Lose Kenneth Robert Giles for Jose Rafael Jumbo Diaz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  87. D'arnaudoubt says:
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    Shallow points league, using all my bench spots for pitchers due to the favorable scoring settings-
    Drop Mazara for Parra?

    Thanks, great work btw!!

  88. Phil of the Future says:
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    Best Bud,
    Okay yesterday I made us feel better about Rodon. Now it’s your turn. Archer showed his best velo of the season yesterday, and looked like the slider was coming around but still no results. He’s gonna be okay, right? I kinda need him.

    P.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey:He’s gonna be fine right? Right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You told me he would be!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: No it was YOUR turn to make us feel better. I thought i was clear about that! MAKE ME FEEL BETTER

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry didn’t know we switched turns massaging feelings

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Sometimes I need to held, too….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You always do!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I’m just gonna assume the takeaway from this discussion is that ARcher is 100% gonna be okay beyond any shred of a doubt.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thank you for your confidence, I will take it to my maid Graciela and she will make me pupusas and we will discuss….

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Save me some, I love pupusas. Thx, G.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They’re gone already, next time!

  89. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey i was confused yesterday about the trade that I was offered. The Arenado and Fernandez for Harvey and Encarnacion. I thought you said sounds good. I would have Donaldson and Arenado as my 3B. But when I explained what my intentions were, which was have Votto, PApi or Posey play first, drop Moose and pick up either another 1B like bird, place him on the DL and stash him for next year, or pick up another catcher, which you said no. So can you explain what you meant by it all.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: He said no to dropping Moustakas for some scrub 1B

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Cram It what are your thoughts on the trade offer

        • knucks says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: I’m gonna guess his thoughts can be found within his username

          • Cram It says:
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            @knucks: That’s just my thoughts on catcher questions.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Rather have Arenado side.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: ask your questions numbered, so, since you can’t read and remember at the same time, you won’t have to.

  90. RicoSuave says:
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    Great job Grey!

    Will Myers or N. Castellanos? 14team H2H points league…

    Thanks again.

  91. Brewer fan says:
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    I have the #1 waiver claim in my league. Worth using it on Blackmon and stashing him? Or wait for a potentially better pick up? Thanks Grey

  92. Mcgaffer says:
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    Trade question:
    Current lineup:
    C-Sal Perez
    1b-Freeman
    2b-Altuve
    SS-Desomond
    3rd-Donaldson
    OF-Trout, Crush Davis, CarGom

    Been offered McCutchen for Crush, do I do it?
    5×5 HsH

    Thnx gang

  93. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Are the Dodgers really benching Joc v. lefties? That seems….unfortunate

  94. Matty says:
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    What is your current order of preference, ROS between Kennedy, Lackey, Garcia, and Samard?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Samard, Kennedy, Lack

  95. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Friday!

    Nice stuff as usual Grey. Thanks for keepin’ it “hardcore like U never saw”.

  96. Mike says:
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    Mazara or Addison Russell?

  97. knucks says:
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    Gonna be activating Baez and playing matchups between Baez and Soler in a UTIL slot, based off who Maddon starts. We’ll see how long that lasts. Not enough meat on the wire for me to not give this a chance for at least a week or so. Baez not in lineup for today’s game but sounding like he’ll be activated right before.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Yeah, it’ll be a day to day thing with who’s playing

  98. Scott Kimmel says:
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    does anyone know how to turn off the notice about responses

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Yea dood, don’t click the box when you post…

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        knucks bsides that?

        • knucks says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Looks like you’ll have to get a new email address then

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: how haven’t you cut your head off, or drove into a revine yet?

  99. Luvdarooks says:
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    Pomeranz or terehan for ROY 5×5 standard

  100. Owen Simring says:
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    Please talk me off of a Votto sized cliff. I traded Upton and Choo for him and Turner the other day and now I find myself regretting it. I didn’t realize the dude literally had 0 extra base hits in the last 7+ months. Well I mean I did, but I thought if his legs were any indication, he’d be the kind of a guy to age gracefully. That, and 32 isn’t super old. FML, FML.

      • Owen Simring says:
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        @Grey:

        Fuck my fat busted balls later? I dunno what that means.

  101. Rice says:
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    I have Baez coming off the DL (today I believe). I’ve locked my lineup for the foreseeable future so I can see how they utilize him and see how he plays. But if I need to make a move I will need to drop drop someone. Who would you drop (all things equal)?

    Baez
    Hazelbaker
    Mouisasskiss
    De Shizz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rice: You drop dropping or just dropping? Lose Baez

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: drop dropping = coffee has not yet kicked in

  102. Obmij76 says:
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    6×6 league with walks…

    currently have Swihart and will look to drop for either –

    Gomes, Montero, Ramos

    Opinion on who to grab?

  103. Game Of Throws says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Grilli for Jumbo Diaz?

    Thanks!

  104. Scott says:
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    SD looks like hot garbage. Should I drop Wil Myers for one of these other CIs?
    David Wright
    Travis Shaw
    Jake Lamb
    Luis Valbuena

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  105. Scott says:
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    You starting Cody Anderson vs. the not-so-amazing Mets offense?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely

  106. Adam says:
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    Trea Turner worth a stash (shallow 10 team). Same question for Baez- or is maddon too maddening.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re stashable

  107. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    How do i take the notice of responses off in this post. They are coming fast and furious and I cant turn it off. It’s filling my inbox

    • Moneyball says:
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      Why don’t you read one of those emails? It’s not difficult to figure out how to take off the subscription.

      (Try the section where it says to take off the subscription.)

  108. Pete says:
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    Who’s a better fill-in for Blackmon Down in a 12 team H2H points league (with K’s -1) as my 4th OF: D. Santana or Beltran? I have Marte, Upton, DeShields, and Mallex Smith (who I think I’m going to drop if you agree – SB’s are 3 points but he’s not looking good). I could also drop Mallex and grab both D. Santana and Beltran, and have a bench outfielder to platoon in that case.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Losing Mallex is fine

  109. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H.

    I’m a little torn at throwing Hendricks vs. COL.

    ERA and WHIP are neck and neck. Mine are 2.80 and .90 in 40IP. I don’t need Ks (Thanks VV and Pomz), but the possible W would be nice. I still have Arrieta and Nicasio vs. MIL I can also start if I choose.

    His SPs (He has no B spot so will have to pitch all) – Ross @PHI, Miller @SD, Cosart @ATL, and Cueto @LA.

    He has excellent match ups, with the exception of Cueto so there’s really not much room for error.

    SON likes Hendricks, and he was excellent @ARI last week. I’m thinking that he has a lot of upside, and that Cueto’s start could make up for a bad one.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! That’s what I’m leaning towards, but wasn’t sure if I was being too aggressive.

        If V.V. was to play against SD again this weekend at Petco would he be introduced as “Double-Down?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  110. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey! Your thoughts on Tyler White and/or Eugenio in 10 team 5×5 for ROS …lots of regression coming or possible breakout worth holding onto versus streaming FAs ? thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Possible breakouts

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: thanks bud

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. Tony Molina says:
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    Hey there,

    I have a dilemma. I am in a 10 team keeper, with strong SP with Snydergaard, Cueto, Ventura, Samardzija, Hendricks, Eickoff, Conley, and Kazmir at SP. I already have Segura and Jung Ho Kang on the DL at SS, but Semien is sitting on waivers. I want him. Bad. Is it crazy to drop Kazmir for him? He looked lost in his last start against the Giants, and the floor could fall out this season.

    R/AVG/RBI/OBP/K/HR/SB are all offensive categories. W/L/K/ERA/WHIP/K to BB/NSV are pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not crazy to drop Kazmir

  112. Tracy says:
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    Quick question; 10 team 5×5 H2H league using OBP. I drafted Schoop at 2B and B Lawrie for MI. I know its early in the season, but should I drop either one of them and pick up Semien or Ahmed?

    Thanks in advance for the advice and have a great [but windy] weekend.

    • Tony Molina says:
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      @Tracy:

      Semien has similar to slightly less pop and more speed than Lawrie IMO. Depends on your need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien over Lawrie, you too! It is windy, right? Geez

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey:
        Appreciate the advice. Pop ups headed east in LA today equal home runs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You in LA?

          • Tracy says:
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            @Grey:
            Live in Playa and work in Culver City.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, nice, we’re practically neighbors… I’m by the Four Seasons on Doheny

              • Tracy says:
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                @Grey:

                Great area; I know it well from my son.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Dad? Is that you?

                  • Tracy says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Hah! With your mustache, you would fit into my family! You and my son have very similar interests and could be brothers.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, thanks, Tracy!

  113. papasmurf says:
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    I streamed Wolters for a day game after night game (had no idea Hundley had a concussion) and lucked out with 2 steals. Who saw that coming? I didn’t even know who he was! Just streamed him cuz he was slated to play against Cain @Coors.

    Need Grandalf to start playing and hitting. I’ve been streaming smurf catchers every single day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice, Smurf!

  114. Rich says:
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    I have a lot of outfield depth and was thinking about trading Pence for some pitching (it would mean starting one of Ozuna, Mazara, and M’Allex Smith depending on matchups). Who are some starters that I should target as a return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      #2 SP? Think Rodon/Raisel area

      • Rich says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  115. Chris says:
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    Trade Maikel Franco for Harvey?

    Have Frazier at 3B, Franco would be replaced at Util with rotation of Parra/Domingo Santana/Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  116. FrankGrimes says:
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    So hilarious you edited Wikipedia!
    Is sagnof on there? Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It should be!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, it worked! I didn’t think it did, haha… I’m so clueless!

  117. Five-On-One says:
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    Mets offense has been even worse that Atlanta’s. Start anyone against them, especially in MetCo? Chacin had a very good first start and is at Miami and then at home against the Mets. Start him in both? 12-team 5×5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  118. Warren says:
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    Which waiver pickup do you like most this week (super shallow league, OBP h2h) ?

    DeShields
    Soler
    Hazelbaker
    Mazara
    Domingo Santana

    Thanks boss, looking forward to Buy.Sell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz

  119. Scott says:
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    Should I drop Wil Myers for any of these OaFs?
    Danny Valencia
    Eduardo Escobar
    Jackie Bradley Jr.
    Odubel Herrera
    Socrates Brito
    Michael Saunders

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  120. Garrsh says:
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    Who do you like better for 2016 season. I have a feeling i know the answer based on your rankings and sleeper posts but still have to ask anyways.

    Schoop or Castellanos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  121. Steve D, says:
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    Offered Scott Kazmir for my Luke Gregerson in a 5×5, 10 team redraft. Should I take it? Will Gregerson hold down the job all year. My inclination is to pass.

    F Hernandez
    M Stroman
    P Corbin
    S Miller
    W-Yin Chen
    V Velasquez
    E Rodriguez
    C Rodon

    C Kimbrel
    L Gregerson
    D Robertson
    A Vizcaino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  122. Jimmy says:
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    Hey Grey

    Would you trade Jaime Garcia for Jean Segura? Hot 1 game for a hot start player? I have Brett Lawrie at 2B and looking for an upgrade. 18 team H2H league.

    Should I just hold Lawrie?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  123. Moscowitz says:
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    Own Martin in a 12 teamer with limited transactions.

    Wieters is on the wire aswell as Ramos and Montero. Make a swap or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  124. I am the Walrus says:
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    Sorry for the earlier misspell!
    Mazara or Joc Pederson rest of year?
    Dyson or Colome for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc…Colome

  125. jojo says:
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    Drop Lawrie for Javier Báez?

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  126. Jonathan A says:
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    Waino and Shelby miller for Upton

    I have good pitching depth just want fair value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  127. Smell The Glove says:
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    A. Diaz or J. Baez as a MI? And Ramos or Molina at C?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez…Ramos

  128. Billy says:
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    Any concern for Raisel Iglesias’ reduced velocity so far? It’s early of course, but according to fangraphs his fast ball is averaging under 90mph (was over 92mph last year), his sinker is down 1mph from last year, and his slider is down over 2mph from last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s early, something to track

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Billy: I watched some of that game last night and it seemed like he was consistently hitting 92-94 on his fastball.

  129. Bubba says:
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    Standard, 5×5, 12 team, keeper…

    My roster…

    SP: Iglesias, Velasquez, Eickhoff, Corbin, E. Santana, Kluber, Salazar, Carrasco, Tillman, Conley

    OF: Burns, Cruz, Heyward, Pillar…Mallex Smith

    Trade Iglesias for Yelich?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  130. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    If deGrom goes on the DL, i will need to pick up A SP. My current choices are:

    Kennedy
    Eickhoff
    Rich Hill
    Jimenez
    Hellickson
    Holland
    Stripling

    Who should I get if deGrom goes on the DL?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        The trade offer of Harvey and Encarnacion for Arenado and Fernandez is still on the table. You still think I should do it? Even with what i told you?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Let what go Brah?

            • knucks says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: Take arenado. Hit accept. Your getting a first rounder for a 2nd rounder. The arms are somewhat of a toss up. But your getting quite possibly the heaviest bat that has ever been hitting in Coors on a consistent basis. Take it.

  131. moldyforgoldy says:
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    you holding onto welington? dude hasn’t done dick for me in 2 leagues….went all in on the well

    if not, who should i be looking to add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know who’s available

  132. Puigy Smalls says:
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    Looking at an inevitable innings limit in the 150 range, is now the time to sell on Vinny V after the hot start or too early? And what kind of value (batter) would you try to return to make it worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get, maybe #2 OF

  133. Scott says:
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    Would you sit Shields vs. the Dbacks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  134. TheCactusMan says:
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    Which side:
    J. Zimmerman + Adam Jones
    or
    G. Cole + M. Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  135. Scott says:
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    Looking for the Cards to go all Moby Dick on Melville!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  136. Any advice on the following trade for a 16 team head to head points league?

    Give:
    Delino Deshields
    Nolan Arenado
    Trevor Story

    Get:
    Mike Trout
    Masahiro Tanaka
    Jed Lowrie

    I already have a solid outfield with Marte, Polanco, Myers, Burns, and C. Gomez…After this trade i’d be thin at 3rd..possible waiver wires are Wright, Prado, freese

    I feel like I need some pitching depth because the following just arent cutting it

    9 Start Max
    Carrasco, Aaron Sanchez, S. Matz, Ventura, Wisler, Bucholz, A. Desclafani, Giolitto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  137. Newbie says:
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    Start Wei-Yen Chen V. Atlanta today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Newbie says:
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      @Newbie: What I meant was – Stream Chen V Atlanta today?

      • Newbie says:
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        @Newbie: Thanks Grey!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

  138. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    You’re a sly one. Linking to my Kennedy article so you wouldn’t have to say anything positive about him. I’m on to you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C’mon, BM, back off, trying to throw around some love (totally what I did)

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Mmmhmm. No need for any further spin doctoring. I see your pocket full of kryptonite.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Little Ms Can’t Be Wrong?

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Two Princes? And if so, where’s the other one (ask his fantasy owners)?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t get cocky cause you had Velasquez yesterday

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: On the contrary. It’s actually sad that it took his and Zimm’s starts to get my era barely under 4.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Meh, early season, he was there for anyone to grab after JFOH inexplicably dropped him

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: I understand the move. If you don’t think that an SP is a top 30-40 guy, he’s expendable in an RCL. I just need my other pitchers to stop sucking so badly.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I get it, I inexplicably dropped him in my 12 team league where I drafted him, I just got this new word “inexplicably” and I gotta use it!

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: I inexplicably added Axford a few days ago. Is that the correct usage?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I believe so

  139. Mike says:
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    Got a trade offer of Corey Seager for my Mazara, I obviously take it right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  140. Mike says:
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    Two offers I’m weighing…

    Mookie/Carpenter for Stanton/Franco
    or Cain/Sano for Stanton/Familia

    I know you have love for Franco, but my team would then be Odor at 2nd and Franco at 3rd and I feel like that’s a lot of trust in the upside of sophomores. Leaning towards the second.

  141. Vrugg says:
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    D. Peralta or D. Valencia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  142. Dr.Evil says:
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    6×6 league with OPS
    Struggling with 2b/SS positions, current:
    Pedroia 2b, Castro 2b/ss, Desmond ss,
    Would you replace any with
    Baez 2b/ss or Ahmed ss

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  143. knucks says:
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    So mad I didn’t pull the trigger on a Justin Wilson pickup last night. I’m smelling a sneaky save from him today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed him

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Damn, you seem to know what you are doing with this stuff! Hate our stupid waivers for next day rule. Dumbest thing ever. No one can handle my extreme streams is most likely the reason I was the only person to vote that change down pre-season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s tougher night before, I grabbed Wilson just about an hour ago

  144. Kyle says:
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    Looks like I’m starting the season off with two losses… down 100pts. Help I’m panic-y-at-the-disco! Here’s my team, any ad/drops? 10 Team League.

    C. Hundley
    1b. Votto
    2b. Schoop
    SS. Seager
    3b. Frazier
    OF. Trout (keeper)
    OF. J.Upton
    OF. Polanco
    Util. T.Story
    Util. T.White
    Bench: DeShields
    RP: Casilla, Britton, F.Rod, Dyson, Bundy, Perkins (DL)
    SP: Kershaw (keeper), JoFer, Stroman, Iglesias, Corbin, Nola, Rodon,

    On Waivers: Hazelraiser, Castellanos, I.Kennedy

    Sincerely,
    Washed Up in Wenatchee!

    • knucks says:
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      @Kyle: There’s gotta be some more sexy names on waivers in a ten teamer no?

      • Kyle says:
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        @knucks: More sexy… Soler, Calhoun, Holt, Domingo Santana, Parra, Souza, M.Saunders

        • Cram It says:
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          @Kyle: Team looks fine. Be patient. Maybe lose White for Calhoun…but that shouldn’t make or break your team. Frazier and Schoop might do that.

          • knucks says:
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            @Cram It: Yea I’m pretty worried about my avg. with Frazier and Schoop anchoring that for ROS in roto. But not gonna get crazy this early. Thought I had a nice buffer with Rizzo/Hosmer also playing everyday. Once Rizzo pulls his head out of his “Julio Lugo” i’ll feel better about it.

            • Cram It says:
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              @knucks: You are to be commended for being the first commenter that isn’t losing their shizz after the first week and a half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You lost twice with Story? Wow… I wouldn’t change anything yet

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey: Yes, and I drafted the dude, had him from day one!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  145. OaktownSteve says:
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    Of all Twins hitters with at least 7 ABs this season, only 2 are hitting above .167

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @knucks:

        Escobar

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: Eduardo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are a fantastic team

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Did you do a Sano bust post?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, of course, was obvious

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I thought I remembered that.

  146. Sandlot Bully says:
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    12 team 6X6 (QS). Saves. No holds

    Current RP: Allen / Ramos / Gomez / Vizcaino / Betances

    Gregerson just dropped. Put in a claim or hold? Who’s the drop?

    Honestly, would love to drop Hundley and watch my pitchers throw to an empty back stop ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Viz for him

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @Sandlot Bully: Is this H2H? If its not, I would seriously consider riding it out without a Catcher for a few days.

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @knucks: My bad. Yes H2H

  147. OaktownSteve says:
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    the reds should see if Dan Straily can close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was thinking about picking him up in Tout, would like to see him in the rotation

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Straily has a 2.98 career 1st inning ERA, 8K per 9, 3/1 K/BB. He always comes out of the box nasty with that slider. It’s the 2nd and 3rd time through the order that has kept him from succeeding as a starter. He’s also a pretty tough kid. I could see him adopting the “closer” mentality.

        • Coolwhip

          Todd25 says:
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          @OaktownSteve: ya know OTS, was thinking the same thing if he could make the Wade Davis transformation. good point

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Todd25:

            Could totally see it. Not to the Davis degree of success, but look at what/who is standing in his way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I put in a nominal bid for him in Tout, Reds could use him in a couple of different places

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Still think Steve was right at start of year. Cingrani ends up closing.

  148. Julio Lugo's Butthole says:
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    Bartolo Colon pitching in Cleveland tonight. Wow what an old POS. In 1997 Bartolo played with Sandy Alomar, Jim Thome, Tony Fernandez, Omar Vizquel, Matt Williams, Brian Giles, Marquis Grissom, Manny Ramirez, David Justice, Jaret Wright, Orel Hershiser, Charles Nagy, Paul Shuey, Eric Plunk, Jose Mesa, John Smiley….ah memories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • knucks says:
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        @Julio Lugo’s Butthole: the second David Justice appearance today. didn’t see that coming.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Julio Lugo’s Butthole:

      I believe he’s now the last remaining active player to have played for the Expos.

      • knucks says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Yea I saw that somewhere as well, but read alot of Mets shizz everyday so that’s prob why. Ian Desmond comes to mind but he debuted for Nats.

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: Oh and Dat Dude BP was never up for the expos before that Bartolo trade went down.

          • knucks says:
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            @knucks: Maicer Izturiz was a candidate, but retired during Spring Training. God I really need to do some actual work today…

  149. Rabbit says:
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    I’ve got OZUNA and K. Marte on my bench (Marte backing up T. Story in case he’s a flash in the pan or Reyes takes his job back). Need to replace Blackmon in my OF. Hazelbaker and Rasmus are available for the weekly free agent auction (weekly lineup league, roto, standard 5 cats). I need SBs and average more than I need other cats, but it’s early so really I need everything. Drop OZUNA or Marte to pick up Haz or Ras? Or just use OZUNA? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte for Haz

  150. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!

    Few questions for you heading into the weekend. Thanks as always for the advice!

    a) How drastic is Vinny V’s shoot up the ranks? If you are re-drafting right now, what tier of players is he with?

    b) MI spot open, choices are Lawrie, Semien, Addison…who you got? Still Lawrie as you did in the pre-season ranks?

    c) Thoughts on a trade please? 5×5 roto, 10 team league, my team below for context
    c – mesoraco
    1b – Edwin
    2b – Lawrie
    Ss – correa
    3b – longoria
    Cm – hosmer
    Mi – lindor
    Of – Bryce
    Of – springer
    Of – belt
    Of – w myers
    Of – buxton
    Util – story
    Pitchers – bumgarner, Syndergaard, Strasburg, Salazar, smyly, pineda, odorizzi, Kenley, Robertson

    I was offered Story and Salazar for Odor and Darvish, would you take it? Love upgrading Lawrie to Odor. And my pitching is obviously ridic. I think I am going to counter with Story and Smyly, Pineda or Odorizzi for Odor, but I’m assuming he won’t do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Meh, he’s around top 40-50 SP Not much changes by beating on Padres B) Semien C) I’d take Odor

  151. tentyme says:
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    Afternoon grey ! In a points league weekly points league -1 for a strike out. As a bench spot ROS keep v mart or drop him and pick up Mark Tex? V mart being only a DH in a weekly league when they play inter league v mart sits. But at least tex will still get his at bats during inter league. With only 5 bench spots I feel like I am burning one? Your thoughts….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Tex

  152. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Raburn is in the lineup today even though Hendricks (a RHP) is pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weiss forgot Hendricks is a righty

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: haha… i wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: Raburn now has 2 hits off Hendricks… its an april miracle!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  153. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, favorite streamer option for next week or just roll with an extra closer (jeffress)?

    peavy (13.5) – vs ari, vs mia
    shoemaker (11.4) – @cws, vs sea
    cain (11.2) – vs ari, vs sea
    colon (7.3) – @phi
    santiago (4.0) – @cws, vs sea
    wood (3.4) – @atl, @ col
    hughes (1.5) – vs mil, @was

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  154. Greetings Grey. Outstanding recap as per usual. With Baez activated but playing time uncertain, would you prefer him ROS over the Buxton hype machine, and even Avisail’s (what looks to be potentially 15+ Hrs) yawnstipating output.? If he also gets OF eligibility, the flexibility could be useful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try him if he’s a bench bat over Avisail

      • @Grey: Thanks Grey. Happy weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  155. Whatever says:
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    Travis Shaw for Jepsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: Hehe. I guess it depends on need but do you think Shaw keeps the job all year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Unlikely, but maybe

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Whatever:

          I think Shaw keeps the job all year.

  156. TheCactusMan says:
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    Adam Jones or Carlos Gomez

  157. Dan says:
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    Thanks for the write up. Was interesting since Pom and VV were my opponents bench yesterday.

    12 team 7×7 H2H dynasty.

    A) My Story for his K Seager
    B) My Story and Gary Sanchez for his Seager and Gallo
    C) hold

    Thanks,

    Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Sure B) Okay

  158. Harry says:
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    Hey Grey, I have the option of getting Bruce or Soler via waivers and although my outfield is not bad it lacks soda pop as I have Betts / Polanco / Pence / A. Gordon / Mazara in a 3 OF and 2 utility league, who would be the better addition Bruce or Soler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  159. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Who do you like going forward stroman or smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  160. james d says:
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    12 team h2h 5×5

    cut mesaroco for any of the following: JT Realmuto, Yadier Molina, Miguel Montero, or Nick Hundley?

    Picking the scab already

    thanks grey….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  161. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need speed, chasing Brantley,

    Is Vinny V and O Arcia too much for him (15 team keep 11)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  162. Swfcdan says:
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    K Giles cut, is he toast when it comes to his saves hawking chances now? Might as well cut another prospective saves hawker though no? Have Kela, May and J Diaz, I’m probably saves chasing crazy but I don’t trust any of those teams closers yet. Who’s my cut.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: And how FAAB much to bid!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

  163. That's What Speed Do says:
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    My Story for his Cueto. I gotta pull the trigger right? I have Xander as my other SS. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  164. Harry says:
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    Soler / Bruce/ D. Santana ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

      • Harry says:
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        @Grey: By how much? Domingo > Soler > Bruce right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know how to answer by how much

          • Harry says:
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            @Grey: My mistake I should have worded it better. My question is Domingo really going to be that much better than Soler because he will beat him in SB and R but Soler will be better in RBI and HR and their averages will be similar. Plus, Soler should get regular at bats with Schwarber out but he will not be an everyday player but more so three to five times a week. So is Santana and his upside worth gambling on in comparison to what Soler a known commodity can do? I need RBI and HR and SB and am good on R and AVG.

            • Grey

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              Soler won’t play every day and hasn’t made a strong case for that to change… Soler is a known commodity? He hit ten homers last year and lost his starting job

              • Harry says:
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                @Grey: I guess I was basing it off the year before during his call up. So is my best pickup for HR RBI and SB in Santana and what would you project ROS for him floor and celing wise?

                Thanks for your time / responses, much appreciated.

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Harry: playoffs too, same as wong 2014, overperformed in playoffs and hype was large, except that soler’s hype is minor league driven as well, more than wong anyway.

  165. Wilsonian says:
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    Soler or Pissnotty?

    Still on the Segura train? He hasn’t done much since he was an accessory to the Kyle Schwarber murder.

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: what about my question about Segura? I’m worried the 2015 Segura has reared his ugly head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to hold Segura

  166. Old Spice says:
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    JD for Harvey…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  167. Bammers says:
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    Working off a trade I asked you about before. You said you would accept Polanco for Pollock, but I got countered. Would you accept this offer in a h2h dynasty contract league? (OPS and hits instead of avg)

    His Polanco ($26)/Eaton ($4)/Andrew Benintendi
    for my Pollock ($11)/Kemp ($14)/2nd round pick next year

    I can sub in Peralta for Kemp, but I need someone to start at LF for me.

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  168. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h

    have two trade options I am working on. which side wins in these options?

    1. scherzer, segura, and gattis for stanton and tyson ross

    2. segura and j zimmermann for dickerson and ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton… Dickerson

  169. Grandma's boy says:
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    J Gomez, Castllia or Jepsen?

    Or is VV so money that he will start and close every night….. No time wait 3 days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla

  170. The Great Knoche says:
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    Interesting early season tidbit. Starting pitchers currently averaging 90 Pitches and 4 2/3 inning vs the Cubs. The Cubs see a lot of pitches.

    • knucks says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Wow, that is really useful and an incredibly great thing for the season long outlook. thanks for sharing this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  171. Ruben says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for all your work – I love razzball. Quick question – is there any chance the article on 2-start pitchers for the upcoming week could be move to Thursday or the 1st post (after yours) on Friday’s? The race to grab the top 2-start guys is pretty intense in my weekly league. Thanks for considering!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s on Saturday morning, that’s when our writer can do it, you can look at the Stream-o-Nator instead

  172. Cale says:
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    What are your thoughts on Ahmed ROS? In a 20 man league and I can probably get some value out of Ian Desmond via trade if you think Ahmed is going to remain serviceable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

  173. Grey

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

  174. Brad says:
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    Standard, 5×5, 12 team keeper league…

    My roster…

    SP: Velasquez, Conley, Eickoff, Iglesias, Corbin, Kluber, Carrasco, Salazar, Chen, Tillman, and the Berlin Wall…Santana

    OF: Cruz, Heyward, Burns, Pillar….and Mallex

    Trade Iglesias for Yelich??

    Thanks

  175. Grey

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

  176. Chat Manly says:
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    Looking to replace Hundley. Who do u prefer: montero, molina , Salty, Ramos. Thanks Grey

  177. gangreen says:
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    Im leading in pitching stats in a 16 team league. Should I start rich hill today against kc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • gangreen says:
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        @Grey: thanks I went and picked up minnie miggy dropped mallex. When he hits for .270 with 28 dingers and 14 stolen bases we will be saying I told you soooo!

  178. Grey

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

  179. John says:
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    Crowded CI today. Have to sit one. Thoughts?

    Pujols, Franco, Kendrys or Castallanos.

  180. gangreen says:
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    Is cristian vasquez better then phegly or salty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than Phegley

  181. Lougle says:
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    Dynasty league where salaries are a wash which side do you like better: George Springer for Domingo Santana and Raisel Iglesias? Thanks.

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