Yesterday, Vince Velasquez went 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 5.05.  Ironic his initials are VV, because owning him is anything but peaceful.  Maybe Richard Nixon was prophetic when he threw up the V’s.  Did Nixon say, “I am not a…conservative streamer?”  VV is so volatile, he’s like Nixon in a Pepsi full of Mentos!  “Vince, why are you taping us?”  Velasquez shakes his jowls.  “Why are you always hating Ian Kennedy?”  Velasquez diverts his eyes.  “Vince, why do you keep asking for advice from that WAR monger, Henry Kissingfangrapher?”  Velasquez’s peripherals are much prettier than his ERA — 11 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, 3.83 xFIP — but there is no way to recommend him without saying you know he can screw you at any moment.  So be careful listening to Henry Kissingfangrapher.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Crazy the way he turned his whole season around this week.  Maybe he’d be so kind to sneeze on Hoskins.  Don’t Dracula it either.

Madison Bumgarner – Nearing mound work.  Hopefully, he’s not taking a dirt bike to his rehab.

Alen Hanson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .268, and hitting near-.300 in the last week with two homers.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, and you can likely wait for that because who’s really picking up Alen Hanson?

Ty Blach – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 4.20.  Glad to see him get hit around, because I was worried when Bumgarner returned there might be a chance Stratton was the odd man out.  Then again, they have Holland too, but I’m worried Holland wouldn’t know how to work middle relief.   Though, maybe he could be the tunnel between the starter and the 8th inning guy.

Carlos Martinez – Hit the DL with a right lat strain.  This guy has a whirling dervish of unforeseen problems around him.  Must just be Car-Ma’s way.

Miles Mikolas – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.51.  Because it was a while ago but still applies, here’s what I said this offseason, “Ohtani is super overrated, Mikolas might actually be a bargain.  If only he could also hit 30 HRs!  Riiiiiiiight.  Yes, seven I’s.  The verdict, as they say, is still out on Mikolas, but I’ve seen him compared favorably to starters like Maeda, Hendricks and teammate, Wacha.  Plus, it’s the Cardinals, they make mountains out of anything that takes the hill.  For safety’s sake, I’ll put him around a 7.2 K/9 and a 2.4 BB/9 which is 2013 Jose Quintana, a 3.51 ERA/3.86 xFIP guy.  I see now why Mikolas is Greek for ‘Me likey.'”  And that’s me quoting me!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4 and his 2nd steal, hitting .254.  He now has as many steals as homers.  Yup, totally normal.  Nothing to see here.  Emphasis on nothing.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .330.  Pham has three times as many homers as Ozuna.  *arranges tacks on desk, slams head into tacks*  I’m good!

Raffy Lopez – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in four games, as he fills in for Austin Hedges.  He’s more or less power for NL-Only leagues, but there’s worse *pinkie to mouth* Raffy tickets.

Dee Gordon – Out with a bruised toe.  M’s doctor had a tough time telling which toe was bothering him, because Gordon can’t differentiate between eeny and meeny.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, a grand slam.  This was the M’s first grand slam of the season, unless you count Ichiro asking, “Who the f**k is Tom Brady?”  That was the best slam of the year.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Of course, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  I’ve mentioned him just about every day this week.  Get your Healy now*!  *Not the sneakers with the wheels on the bottom unless you want to seriously injure yourself.

Mike Zunino – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  I wish my catcher was hitting .194 with six homers.  Shoot (not you deranged white man), I’d take three homers and a .194 average.

Jean Segura – 4-for-6, 2 runs, hitting .305.  I touch on this more below with Inciarte, but Segura has only five steals, and that’s not bad considering steals across the league.

J.A. Happ – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.80.  Anyone out there know how to hack into a scorer’s computer and change a couple of home runs into four-base errors?  Asking for a friend.  Obviously, not a great start, but his peripherals — 11.2 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 and 3.21 xFIP — give me hope, assuming he’s still healthy.

Adam Eaton – Had arthroscopic surgery to remove a flap of cartilage from his ankle.  Wow, he had a literal vagina on his ankle.

Matt Wieters – Left with a knee injury.  You got a solid, mediocre 65 ABs from him, and, for that, you have to be happy.   Remember, Keith Law once compared Wieters to Yogi Berra.  Little did you know, he meant as they were in 2008.  Don’t worry, Blake Swihart is can’t miss, Law says it’s so!

Paul Goldschmidt – 0-for-5, 2 Ks, hitting .218.  There’s a bottom here, right?  Okay, are we near it?

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.70 vs. Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.33.  This matchup was billed as, “If Greinke Was Tanner Then He’d At Least Have A Shade Of Color.”  As you can imagine, not a ton of people called it by that name.

Byron Buxton – 0-for-2 as he was activated.  Wow, that felt kinda out of nowhere.  He went from a fractured toe to unable to run to singing the chorus of that Fogerty song.

Jose Berrios – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.50.  Good news, he should be better.  Bad news, there is bad news.  Okay, specifically, he looks a helluva a lot like a 3.80-ish ERA pitcher.

Max Kepler – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Has done nothing in the past week or so, but he has been hitting third (more like turd!), so maybe this is the beginning of a schmotato run.

Brian Dozier – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .246.  Look at Dozier this way, whatever he does before July is icing, cause he’s hitting 25+ homers in the 2nd half.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .214.  You see his home run celebration?  He mimed writing a Thank You note to the pitcher.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and his 5th homer in the last eight games.  Appizzarently, May is the month Upton is going to be hot in.

Jim Johnson – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save as Keynan Middleton worked the 8th.  *shakes fist at the sky*  Sciosciapath!!!  It could be a matter of wanting Middleton to get some work first before diving into the ninth, but it could also just be The Sciosciapath, so I tried to pick up Johnson in all my leagues.

David Price – Expects to start on Saturday.  That’s good news for his owners; he was expected to be out for a Fortnite.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 BBs, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!  You couldn’t have started him, there was just no way.  I’d check the Stream-o-Nator on whether to start him next time too, i.e., I don’t trust my own judgment on him, i.e., ROBOT RULEZ!!!  Though, that doesn’t explain Elon Musk dating Grimes.  Nothing does.

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hold on for another ten-day stretch until Hanley sees a butterfly flapping its wings and a tsunami of disinterest rises in him.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .348.  Just Dong, though, Just Dong’ing more than that when hitting near-.350.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand slam, hitting .288.  Perez jumped all over Tillman early because the Orioles’ pitching only has half the rope-a-dope equation down pat.

Jon Jay – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .283.  I hadn’t mentioned The Federalist prior to this, because I was hoping him leading off was a nightmare I’d wake from and Whit Merrifield (2-for-3, 9th steal, hitting .270) would be returned.  Stupid Ned Yost and his powerful centralized government-loving Federalist!  Hopefully, Ned just lost his pen and hasn’t changed the lineup since.  Ask The Federalist for his quill, you dope!

Ian Kennedy – 4 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 4.61 vs. Chris Tillman – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 10.46.  Whatever you can do, I can do worse!  No, you can’t!  Yes, I can!  No, you can’t!  Yes, I can!  By the by, the lyrics to this real quick read to me like a Diary of Anne Frank musical where Hollywood has given her multiple personalities:

Trey Mancini – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .268.  I will now laugh hysterically until I sob.  *three seconds later*  That was a good cry.  Okay, so Mancini apparently didn’t like me saying you can move on in shallower leagues.  Or he’s passive aggressive AF.  Hey, Trey, until you get your shizz together, I will pronounce your last name like it rhymes with fettuccini.

Manny Machado – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .350.  Macho, macho Machado!

Adam Jones – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week, but he’s owned in 90% of leagues, because fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) change lanes about as quickly as a tractor trailer.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  Mentioned this in the comments yesterday, Foltysandwich is the kind of pitcher I would happily own, but watching him pitch is IBS inducing.

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 16th steal, hitting .265.  It’s worth pointing out that what he’s doing is not the new normal.  Steals are not in vogue.  Strike a pose!  Ender is leading the majors in steals.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .285.  I’m just happy I drafted him in one league.  I was legit way too low on him in the preseason.  Mea culpa, my friends in Latin America.

Freddie Freeman – 5-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .326.  Hasn’t been bad, but wrap your noodle around this one.  Freeman hasn’t been outstanding and the Braves are one of the most dangerous lineups in baseball.  I can also turn this into getting my ulcer in a tizzy if I think about how their entire lineup changed after Acuña was promoted, and how so many clubs artificially suppress their rookies.

Caleb Smith – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  I’ve folded Smith into a few of my teams.  His numbers are way too sexy to overlook.  Not surface numbers, mind you, but those underlying Mama Jamas.  By the by, pajamas is so sexist.  There should be majamas, said Woke Grey.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .222.  The average has really bottomed out, but not quite as bad as Desmond.  I still believe Coors and its artificially inducing BABIP chamber will correct all of this, and, even if it doesn’t, they’re worth falling on your sword.  For unstints, Alex Gordon or Desmond?  Okay, Gordon’s currently hotter, but his season peak is Desmond’s good weekend.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .283.  Cain…Sugar!’s been terrific, but the Brewers’ bump on Yelich hasn’t exactly appeared yet, huh?  Not to answer but to ruminate.

Corey Knebel – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks in the 8th inning, while Jeremy Jeffress got the save.  Craig Counsell said he’d ease Knebel back into the 9th inning, but he said it while holding the microphone oddly, so I guess we should forgive him.  Like there’s any difference if you’re facing the best hitters in a lineup in the 8th inning of a tight game or the 9th inning.  Managers are stupid.

Walker Buehler – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.64.  Glad I have him in one league, but I want him in every league!  Daddy, I want the Golden-Armed Goose now!

Tyler Mahle – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  His peripherals still look sweet.  He is one hot T. Mahle!  However, the Reds starters and their park do scare me.  Yes, I’m Joe McCarthy, due to the Reds scare.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I’m not going to say what I said the three other times this week he homered, but you know what I’m thinking.  Simpatico!

Matt Harvey – Will make his Reds debut today.  That gives Reds fans about twelve hours to pretend this is all going to work out for the best.  I suggest praying that Harvey doesn’t sleep with Votto’s wife and screw up your Hall of Fame 1st baseman’s head.

Kyle Lohse – Retired from baseball.  He was never an All-Star, had a 5-ish K/9, 4.40 career ERA and tossed the ol’ sand-rock about 87 MPH.  Feel free to make fun of him, because he still made close to $85 million in his career.  Seriously, if any of you dads are out there reading this and you let your kid stop playing baseball, donate your kids to me, I will scream at them for 18 years.  Then we can split their earnings 60/30/10.  You get the 10!  Wow, I just became Scott Boras for a second.

  1. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Kyle Lohse 85 mil averages out to what 750 mil per win!?!?

    I will be coming back as a left handed SP in my next life, you can bank on that! LOL

    • Hal_Incandenza says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Bundy says being a LHP can be a mixed bag.

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: “Kyle Lohse made $85m” is the new “the Mets are still paying Bobby Bonilla”, or at least it should be.

    • c says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: how does 85 million average out to 750 million anything?

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: I just came to read the first comment, I was not disappointed

    • HypnoAce says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Lets see $85 million divided by career wins of 147 comes out to $578,231.29 per win OR $185,995.62 per game OR $33,583.56 per inning OR $52,631.57 per strike out. Not bad.

  2. Dr Easy says:
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    Should I dro… Wait a minute, Musk is dating Grimes???

  3. Shark says:
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    A. How many readers do you think thought to themselves: “Isn’t the tunnel from the starter to the 8th inning guy middle relief?” Nice one.

    B. Is “WAR monger” an official Razzball term? It should be.

    C. Back in the days when I thought BBHQ was worth ponying cash for, they had a rating system whereby 10A was for players who had a 90% chance of becoming Hall of Famers. My Total Recall tells me that Justin Upton, Jay Bruce, and yes Matt Wieters all had this rating. A bit of fantasy baseballer (your Mom’s term!) trivia for you.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Shark: C: that’s awesome, I love going back in time on the internet and seeing how stupid we all were…. Brandon Wood is going to be a star I tell ya!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Slappy Jack: add Lastings Milledge there as well

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Slappy Jack: Jeremy Hermida baby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shark: A. 11? B. Totally C. Classic

  4. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Who am I dropping to activate Puig? Teoscar, Alen Hanson, Cron, Soler 6×5 H2H hits and avg. count

  5. LenFuego says:
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    So you’re splitting Lohse’s earnings 70/30/10? I think I see where the math went wrong on your 2017 Rougned Odor recommendation. Hey-o!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LenFuego: HAHA, Len, it’s the new math

  6. VinWins

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    Hanson is over 60% owned in my 12-team ESPN leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Wow, really? That happened since I looked yesterday

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: No, sorry, just my 45 12-team leagues. Still down under 20 overall on ESPN. Part of that is 10-team league ESPN default. And, many abandoned teams.

        I was just pointing out that he is a viable player in certain leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

  7. Mike says:
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    Chris Taylor isn’t doing it for me. Scooter is a FA. Make the switch?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mike: Hold. Taylor will come around

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with b

    • William Hung says:
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      @Mike: Taylor’s counting stats are still pretty good. Unless it’s a super shallow league, I’d hold

  8. Sam says:
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    Is Puig worth rostering over theoscar or Matt Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: Over Teoscar

  9. Andrew Ball says:
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    Can you please rank teoscar, Mancini, Healy, matt Adams ros?

    Thanks

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Andrew Ball: Teoscar, Adams, Mancini, Healy.

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @b the esq.: got a feeling grey will go in reverse order..or maybe Mancini, Healy, Teoscar, Adams

  10. hodor says:
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    You like Maeda vs. cinci or gray vs. A’s as much as SON does today?

  11. TylerDurdan says:
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    The funny thing, as in funny sad not like funny HAHA, is has anyone looked at the Top 10 of active MLB wins leaders??? Until this afternoon when Scherzer who is tied with Lohse passes him Lohse is Top 10. Also nice to see Colon’s name on the top of something and Freddy Garcia somehow still active somewhere…

  12. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Dynsaty team , need to activate Puig and your Schoop “choop” song !
    my 2B/3B is Merrifield / Rendon right now !
    and i’m stacked at OF : Krush D, JDong, ACUñA, Cespedes
    only droppable at bats are Andujar and Mancini
    Note : Justin turner 3B will be the next activated !!

    else i have (too?) many RPs :
    Knebel / Kela / S.Greene / C.Green / KMiddleton for a good sv/hld mix and helps the Era ratio !
    or Trevor Williams PIT SP ,,, is the expendable?

    your 2 cents dude?

    Nick

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Nick: Williams is expendable for sure. Mancini can go too.

    • batflix says:
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      @Nick: williams, andujar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Williams, Andujar

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Nick: I think you keep Andujar over Mancini since its dynasty…..

  13. poop says:
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    Someone offering CarMo for hanram and gkeybar….do it? Don’t need either batter but don’t want to overpay for pitching. 10 team h2h w very shallow bench…
    Starters: Sal Perez
    Votto
    Scoop/ e escobar
    Aranedo
    T turner
    Betts
    N Cruz
    Castellanos
    Han Ram/ J Mart
    Bench: gkeybar
    5sp & 2 rap:
    Degrom
    Severino
    Bauer
    Walk bheuler
    Bud Norris (sp eligible)
    Knebel
    Boxberger

    Can pick up Eugenic Suarez or Mike Clevimger w extra spot

    Ty!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @poop: Who’s CarMo? CarMa? Sure — Eugenio

  14. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    My team is 12-24-4 but if this was a roto league it would be in the top half of the league. This week I am losing 1-8-1. My opponent has Carlos Santana who has more RBIs than some of the other teams. My team has 22 RBIs which would be better than any other team to this point in the week except for the team I am facing (36 RBIs).

    Is there any type of fantasy baseball schedule luck god upon whom I can make an offering?

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      @Wallpaper Paterson: My team does stink in OBP but does fine in the other nine categories. The most ridiculous thing is my combined record in R, HR, and RBI. To this point, I have the 2nd most accumulated runs, the 2nd most HR, and the 3rd most RBIs. My record in those three categories? A sensational 1-9-2.

  15. MattM says:
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    In a standard points league, would you want L. Castillo or L. Weaver for ROS? Is it close?

    Thanks!

  16. Tigres says:
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    Morning Grey! OZUNA sorry about slow start. OZUNA steal base to make up for it.

    Ooh, that Hanson is so hot right now! Drop him or Carpenter to make room for some good Odor in my life?

  17. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Vincent Velazquez or Vincent Price? Either way he scares the shizz out of you.

    On another note, I’m moving on from Ianetta. Benched three out of the past four games and losing playing time to Wolters. I’ve got James McCann, Wellington Castillo or Tucker Barnhart as options [sad face].

    • Chucky says:
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      Barnhardt is gonna play…..usually the case for Gold Glove catchers. He’s not adverse to taking a walk if you play in a OBP or OPS league. Good ballpark, not so good lineup. Switch hits too. You could do worse.

  18. Brett says:
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    12 team daily league with QS instead of wins and we have a category for saves and another for holds.

    My staff is:
    SP Snell
    SP Tailon
    SP Jon Gray
    SP Buehler
    SP Luke Weaver
    P Hader
    P Minter
    RP Kela
    RP Box
    RP Osuna
    B Rich Hill
    B Darvish
    DL Alex Reyes
    DL Britton

    Trying to move Chris Taylor. Would you target a starter or a closer.

    Thanks

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Brett: Your SP look pretty good. No idea what is happening with Osuna, so I would probably target a closer if you can get a good one. If someone is offering a top 15ish SP, wouldnt turn it down.

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: Would you target any of these closers in a trade for Chris Taylor? If so what order? Knebel, Wade Davis, Hand

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Hand, Davis

  19. Fred says:
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    Someone offered me Nola for Hoskins and Bregman. Fair? Or Nola for Hoskins? My pitching is

    Strasburg
    McCullers
    Quintana
    Happ
    Castillo
    Cahill
    Weaver
    Soroka
    Trevor Williams

    • ctrengove says:
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      @Fred:

      IMO, that trade would fleece you.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Fred: Dont do either of those. Both are just terrible for you.

      I wouldnt give up Hoskins for Nola, let alone both Nola and Bregman.

      I would consider Bregman straight up for Nola.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: Agree with others

  20. Fo’ Shizzo My Rizzo says:
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    My offense is completely offensive. I have Runs, but need everything else. I mustache you some questions, Yo!
    1.) Ryon Healy or Matt Chapman ROS?
    2.) Is Strasburg a fair offer for Just Dong Martinez?
    3.) How close is Eloy Jimenez? Time to roster in redraft formats?
    4.) Is there power coming from David Dahl? He feels booooorriiiiing and he plays at Coors.

  21. cliffyw says:
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    My pitching is suddenly looking very deep (Verlander, Carrasco, Corbin, Quintana, Mikolas, Maeda, Castillo). I’m hoping to trade one away, preferably Corbin in case his velocity drop turns out to be injury related.

    Would Corbin for either Benintendi or S Marte be reasonable or should I lower my targets? This is a 12-team league where each team can keep 4 players year to year

    • Cram It says:
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      @cliffyw: Why lower your target? Try those, and if they don’t work, THEN lower your target.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @cliffyw: Aim higher first, maybe for a struggling Goldy or Rizzo, or a top 10 OF. If that is rejected lower your target a tier.

  22. Big Ticket says:
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    Hansen or Scooter ROS?

  23. Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist says:
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    Yes, good take on the Angels’ closer situation: Scioscia pathology. I have “Kenyan” Middleton (regular NFBC) on one team and Jim Johnson (DC) on another. That’s the only solution for full-time Sciosciapathologist: bet both for and against your team or your own fantasy roster. Does that makes sense? Sounds kinda Sciosciaphrenic…

    And as an Angel fan I am a proud owner of ZERO Angels SP’s. Analyze that.

    • knucks says:
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      @Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist: In theory, yes that hedge is making some sense here. But let me know your thoughts when you see Anderson or Bedrosian get a save tonight. That’s the glory of the Sciosciapath.

      I was feeling the same way you are here when I scooped Tepara, Oh and Axford everywhere. Had Osuna in a few places. The moment I realized I had zero shares of Clipp was the moment I knew he would get the first save.

  24. Scott Steelers says:
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    Was offered Machado for Jose Ramirez and Charlie Morton. My SP are still solid and i have Escobar and moncada to play 2nd in jose place. Thoughts?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Scott Steelers: It is hard not to like Machado, but a top 20 hitter and a top 20 level starter is a heavy price to pay for him. Do you have a top 40 to 50 starter you could counter with as a substitute for Morton … say, a Taillon, Gio Gonzalez or Samardzija?

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: According to Rudy’s Trade Analyzer, here are the values for these three players:

        Team A:
        Machado — $32.30

        Team B:
        Ramirez — $31.60
        Morton — $10.50

        The Trade Analyzer’s comment: “Looking good for Team B, ahead by $9.80.”

        I agree with that and still think Morton is too big a kicker to give up in this trade. No kicker at all would be a perfectly fair deal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s a big kicker, for sure, but if you’re trying to get Machado you have to overpay

          • VinWins

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            @Grey: I just got offered Semien and Grandal for Machado. And Grandal isn’t even his best catcher!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  25. papasmurf says:
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    Picked up Pederson to stream against Harvey. Hope it works out. Smurf fingers crossed

    • b the esq. says:
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      @papasmurf: How they are starting Harvey is beyond me. Sounds like a legit batty call.

  26. Kingslayer says:
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    Who has the better ROS Piscotty or Jackie Bradley?

  27. Cram It says:
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    I’m going to Camden Yards tonight, so I decided to stream Faria. As good a reason as any, right?

    I cannot believe the Reds are throwing Harvey out there.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Oh, and F Drew Steckenrider.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Cram It: Guessing daily fantasy lineups will be stacked full of Dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Nice! Have a good time! Try some Boog Beef for me!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I just want to catch a friggin’ baseball. Maybe with my sandwich!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You ever catch a foul ball? I did in spring training like 2 years ago

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Nope! It’s #1 on my bucket list. I’ve been close a handful of times.

            Nice! Who hit it? You seem like the type of guy that used a glove. Haha.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Handful! Nah, was a Razzball outing, no glove… Was on a bounce tho… Was hit by the great Austin Jackson!

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Bounce is okay! And it wasn’t a no-name. That’s a win in my book.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It was pretty awesome, if I’m being real!

  28. WhiteFlagTime says:
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    Sell Hanley high now for slumping Goldschmidt? Or do you think after 1/5 of a season…the slump could be real? Possibly injury related, or a mechanics issue that’s gonna need an offseason reset? My gut says I should make the move before Hanley falls off the face of the earth, but Goldschmidt hasn’t just slumped. He’s been straight horrible (with lots of K’s).

  29. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great write up – 12 Team Roto – someone dropped Gallo and I’m going to make a waiver claim. Which of these would you drop:

    Teoscar
    Soler
    Mancini
    Michael Taylor (SAGNOF but he’s been awful)

  30. ctrengove says:
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    Middleton in the 8th yesterday…

    Just getting his feet wet back from the DL or the return of the Sciosciapath?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @ctrengove: Probably just feet wetting.

  31. Crime Dog says:
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    I will never draft another Dodger bat
    I will never draft another Dodger bat
    I will never draft another Dodger bat
    I will never draft another Dodger bat
    I will never draft another Dodger bat

  32. PD says:
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    Dead last in HR & RBI.. Goldy is killing me. Didn’t Votto have a start like this a few seasons back… Edwin does in annually.. first timers club for Goldy had me worried..

    Hopefully bought low on OZUNA.. got him for Chase Anderson & Mark Canha and awaiting Jake Lamb to return for DL.

    JD, Yonder & Escobar are barely keeping me within stringing distance..

    Am I fooling myself thinking this ship will turn around ?

    • Cram It says:
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      @PD: Goldy shouldn’t be the reason you’re dead last in HRs/RBIs. If he had 3 more HRs and 8 more RBI, would he be killing you? Would you still be in dead last?

      The Ozuna grab was a steal.

      • PD says:
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        @Cram It: thanks. Drafting better would’ve helped.. lol. Using your numbers, no.. I’d move from 9th to 5th overall. But the fact he’s on pace for 50% of last year has me worried & no way I’d get fair value in a deal.

        Patience is key.. but running out

        • Cram It says:
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          @PD: I’m not worried about Goldy. Unless you have a willing trade partner to take him in a buy low situation where you’re getting close to full value back, there’s nothing you can do but ride it out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PD: Agree with Cram

  33. John Schwind says:
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    I thought the brass in Milwaukee who know analytics know that you save your best pitcher for matchups and/or the heart of the order?

    HADERS GONNA HADE!

  34. tama1310707 says:
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    What are we expecting from Hoskins here on out? I feel like he’s been the biggest ticker tease of the season. Fangraphs has him 23/59/73 the rest of the way. His HR/FB is low even compared to his minor league track history. His BABIP is way up and his K% is way up.

    Is this a case of a young guy adjusting in year two or was last years run just inflated. Here on out if you need every category for hitting on the 5×5 side (as I do, pray 4 me) are you taking Gallo or Hoskins?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @tama1310707: Whenever I start to worry about a guy, I stop and think “what would he look like if he just had one great game for him?” Add a four for five with 2 HRs game to Hoskins, and he would be right on track for his preseason projections. When a guy is just one good game away from normal, you have to just chill.

      Also, as you saw last year, Hoskins’ ups and downs tend to last for a while. When he gets going, he is going to hit for a month or two.

  35. Joel says:
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    Sup bruv?

    Buxton and Cain are both available in my leagues FA. Which do I pick?

    Will be dropping Peraza for one of them. Steals is the need but they will also be a bench bat, so…

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Joel: Sugar Cain

      • Joel says:
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        @b the esq.: was thinking the same

        • Joel says:
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          @Joel: Cainye MidWest

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Joel: Hilarious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Agree with b

  36. LeftCoastYankee says:
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    I need to drop one of the following backups:
    Wil Myers
    Cron
    Teoscar Hernandez
    Free Willie Calhoun

    Which one?

  37. Crime Dog says:
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    I will never draft another Dodger bat again
    I will never draft another Dodger bat again
    I will never draft another Dodger bat again
    I will never draft another Dodger bat again

  38. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up!

    a. Sorry been a little later to the game than usual. Got woken up today (this AM) at 02h30AM!!! A refugee called me and said that he felt insecure (quick segue! I also felt insecure because it was so fging early in the morning!!! and asked if someone could hold me, but there was no there!). Anyway, I resolved his problem. He came with 6 other individuals who were basically just making problems. Am so beat now, if I went to bed I’d be like Rip van Winkle in the Catskills, part deux! Then, I’d have to get into your DeLorean to go back in time.

    b. Great job by Scoots! He’s gonna top all of his stats from last year hands down.

    c. Start Sonny Gray tonight at home versus OAK in a 5X5 RCL where you need W, K and don’t want to screw the pooch on ERA and WHIP?

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 11

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

    e. Have a nice weekend!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: You’re dealing with shizz, we understand… C. I am, here goes nothing D. Haha E. You too!

  39. Slimcompoop says:
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    I dropped Mancini yesterday to hold onto Franchy. When I read your write-up this morning I vurped up my coffee a little bit.

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Franchy’s gotta go get it, he’s gotta go get it, he’s gotta go get it, he’s gotta go get it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If he doesn’t go get it I think he’s done had it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s a new post, ‘poop

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: It’s a jam…did you like it?

  40. What can do? says:
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    Herrro!
    Do we still hold on Conforto? Scooter or Cesar Hernandez rest of the way?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @What can do?: Hold Conforto. Cesar.

      • What can do? says:
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        @Grey: xoxo :p

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  41. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m on the Rosario bandwagon with you. We’re a 5 OF, 3 RP roto league with SLG% added and I need some oomph in the offense. Would you trade Mikolas and Miller for Rosario? I’ve already got Kimbrel, Herrera, Knebel and Brach at RP.

  42. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Have to drop one of Teoscar, Puig, Soler, Jose Martinez in a 12-team H2H OBP league.

    Which one?

  43. Bk says:
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    Which side would you prefer? Roto 5×5

    Jd Martinez, L Severino, B Boxberger

    Or

    Mad Max, A Judge

    Thanks

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bk: Depends on team needs. Box is a top 12 closer if not higher at this point. Max is better that Severino but the gap is not that large. Same for the JD v. Judge. More power in Judge, but JD may better other peripherals. Also, what the extra roster spot could be filled with.

      • Bk says:
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        @b the esq.: 10 teamer, pretty deep but lots of decent players on the wire.. just curious if losing the good closer is worth the upgrade at pitching and maybe hitting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bk: It’s fair

  44. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    H2H league requiring 40 innings from pitchers. I need innings as I am well ahead in all ratios. Which of these home starts feels safest to get 5- 6 innings without blowing up? (SON has them even).
    German v Oak
    Trop v Twins ( off DL)

    2. Puig or Mancini?

  45. johnnyhobbes says:
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    The Reds Scare and Joe MacCarthy allusion was probably my favorite pun for today. I hope everyone got it. Great post. Very much emotionally stuck in a move. I get Trea Turner and Jacob Faria, they get JD Martinez / Pat Corbin. I have been eyeing up some one to unload JD on since you’ve made the sell recommendation and his BAPIP / average is still over the top. Trea turner is due for a regression back upward. The rub lies in Corbin and Faria- I think Corbin has lost something on his fast ball- about 3 mph in his last two starts. Want to pull the trigger on this before Corbin falters truly and the trade partner pulls out. I’m just needing some divine sign to say – yes, dumb ass, do this, or no, hold you crazy mother effer…….

  46. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Dang, forgot my closer question…

    Cut one: Middleton, Britton, Treinen, Melancon

    • b the esq. says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed: Trade one. Britton is still DL. Melancon too, as of now I think.

      If you have to cut one, I think its Melancon unless there is more evidence Middleton isnt getting the gig back. Britton will close pretty much as soon as he is back.

  47. Murph says:
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    Happy Friday Grey

    1 Cut Dahl for Kyle Seagar for UTIL?
    2 Cut Rich Hill or Sean Newcomb for Jon Gray?
    3 Miles Mikolas for David Peralta straight up – which side you want?
    4 Please form a prayer hexagon for C-Mart
    5 Have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Yes 2. Hill 3. Peralta, fair tho 4. I’m on it! 5. You too!

  48. chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!
    what side do you like is it fair?
    carrasco and odorizzi
    for
    Rizzo and scooter

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @chris: pitchers vs batters is a tough thing to call fair or not

      I would take Rizzo tho

      • chris says:
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        i agree with everything you said and the analyzer says + 10 for rizzo side i think it might time to push the accept button

        thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @chris: Def Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Agree with Slappy

  49. Synyster says:
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    Kicking myself in the…..every time I want to bench Eduardo he does good, and every time I want to play him he gets blown up. Fantasy Gods are not kind.

  50. Bigly Leagues says:
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    Healy or Matt Davidson

  51. Curtis Jones says:
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    In NFBC, I started Eduardo Rodriguez in what I thought was a start vs. the Blue Jays. Then Price gets scratched for a video game injury, and the rest of the rotation gets pushed up a night. Lineups were of course locked for the week by then. I was insanely nervous watching that game last night, and couldn’t believe he came back out after the hour long rain delay. Would’ve liked the W for my emotional distress, but I’ll take that start!

  52. M says:
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    Hey Grey looking for thoughts?

    Roster: Domingo Santana, Polanco, Dahl, Peralta, Villanueva

    Available: Puig, Beltre, IHAPP short stack, C.Santana, Mccutchen

    Drop any of mine to pick up any of the avail?? or just hold tight.

    Thanks for the daily blurbs!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M:Santana over Villanueva

  53. Motown_magic says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks again for the write up, I look forward to it every morning. Helps make em that much better.

    Anyway, I’m getting tired of waiting on goldy.. saw a stat:
    Over his last 500ABs:
    .261
    77 runs
    23 HRs
    76RBIs
    .860 OPS

    OBP league, would you trade him straight up for a rizzo? Abreu? An age 30 decline seems so early for a most likely HOFer like Goldy, but 500ABs is no small sample size…

    Thanks!

      • motown_magic says:
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        @Grey:

        Abreu is basically a lock for .290 30 and 100, that’s fair.

        I guess given that take of yours, that means the sample size & recent history is enough for you to feel serious red flags in regards to him too?

        I know a slump is a slump and even the best get them. But are you going to be lobbying to sell, or do you think track record is enough to hold? In order to return ADP value we need at minimum .290 95 28 95 and 10 steals and it’s hard to even feel safe with that, given his past 500ABs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold, but I think his value and Abreu’s will be about even so if you’re worried it’s a fall back

  54. Chud says:
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    3B ROS: KSeager or a healed JTurner?

    Would u prefer either over Smoak?

    Thanks! Enjoy the weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Seager — Nah, Smoak — you too!

  55. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am looking to trade Scott Kingery for draft pick(s) in 2019. What would be fair draft pick(s) to ask for in exchange for him? I am not looking to rob the guy blind, I want to be fair about it.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        thanks cram

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I traded Kingery and a 2019 6th round pick for minor league pitcher from CLeveland Triston McKenzie and a 2019 5th round pick. How did I do?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid!

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey would you hold on to Andrew Suarez or drop him to pick someone else up like

            Helliickson
            Barria
            McCarthy

  56. Steve says:
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    14T Mixed h2h, my MI is Villanueva, who’s in an epic slump 0/26 last 8 games with 1R, 0TB and 9Ks. His AVG dropped from .299 to .241 in that span. What the hell happened to him?!

    I have very few options to replace him so I’m thinking of benching him until he rights the ship. Do any of these options offer any upside worth considering?

    Moran, Descalso, AGon, Rojas, Aguilar, McMahon (when he’s called up), Dominic Smith, Panda

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Villanueva seems like a lefty killer — Those are not great options, maybe Moran

  57. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    14 team h2h, 7 player keeper league

    would you trade Kluber for Acuña and Snell?

    which side?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @chris: Acuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Agree with Cram

  58. Scoolboy P says:
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    German or Gohara in keeper league.
    How about short term?

  59. mthom42 says:
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    Teoscar 2nd in barrels per PA behind Mookie. With that said who are you selling and keeping…

    Mazara, Ozuna, Puig, Teoscar.

    • Cram It says:
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      @mthom42: I’d keep them all, or sell them all, depending on what you get back…

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Cram It:

        I also have Betts and Trout so need to sell at least one. I’m buy the Mazara breakout and as a Ranger fan it’s hard to sell him. Thinking Ozuna is the best of that bunch

        • knucks says:
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          @mthom42: The point is this… besides trout, its fine to sell any of these guys depending on what you get back. So your post isn’t going to elicit the type of answers you prob want unless you’re more direct about it.

        • Cram It says:
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          @mthom42: Without knowing exactly who you’re trading for, they’re all expendable if you’re improving your team. That’s the gist.

          • mthom42 says:
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            @Cram It:thanks!

  60. Gotime says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! Waiting for a flight so naturally I need to over manage my team.. H2H cats weekly league..
    Drop any of Bux Puig JoMa (bench bats or Util guys) or Devinski for Folty 2 start (vs Cubs and vs Mia) and ROS or hold and bypass an ulcer…
    My SP are Carrasco Bauer Wood Newcomb Castillo SonGray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: Thanks! Jo-Ma for Folty — Safe travels!

  61. b the esq. says:
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    1. yes.
    2. Newk
    3. Team needs. Peralta in a vacuum.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @b the esq.: That was supposed to be in response to @Murph above…..sorry…

  62. Ty says:
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    Conforto or Zimmerman for eventual power…fingers crossed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Zimm

  63. curiousgeorgespringer says:
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    70/30/10…wait a minute! Dammit, why did I give Grey my little monkeys? percentages of salaries only go to 100%!!!! Nooooooo

      • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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        @Grey: ha! I thought it was intentional and you were saying the dad doesn’t get anything.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, wasn’t at all, but I guess could’ve been read that way… I’m sly (without knowing it)!

  64. curiousgeorgespringer says:
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    Also, I get that Alex Gordon isn’t great, but the fact that you’re even mentioning him makes me happy to own him in a 15TM AL-only league!

  65. Jack says:
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    Please correct me if I’m wrong, but how is C-Mart hitting the DL NOT a perfect opportunity to bring Flaherty back up?? No entiendo.

  66. Richard says:
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    Would you pick up Pujols and drop one these, or stand pat? (12-team 5×5 roto keeper league, with next year’s values in parens):

    – Brinson ($16)
    – Dahl ($6)
    – Kemp ($6)
    – Calhoun ($6)

  67. boognish says:
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    14 team 6×6 (std cats + OPS & K/BB) keep forever

    Y! lg with short lineups (no CI/MI and only 3 OF)

    needs aside, which side you got?

    McCullers for G. Polanco & Hader

    Thx!

  68. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – like you said, Clippard seems like he could be here to stay given the Osuna news (hard to see him returning this year, as opposed to Jays waiting for the news to dissipate in the off season), and possible a top 10-12 closer rest of the way. How much would you be bidding on Clippard if you only have 2 closers in your weekly 12 teamer? ($100 faab, $1+ bids).

    Speaking of FAAB, still intrigued by Caleb Smith despite the meh performance last night . . . $2 FAAB seem about right?

    Thanks!

  69. Power Outage says:
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    So far, the core of my team is really letting me down offensively, especially in the power categories (we add SLG%). Here are my primary players where I expected at least decent power – curious if you think I should be patient with most of them, or if I need to get shopping. For context, we start 18 offensive players (2 at each IF position + DH, 5 OF, + 1 rookie).

    Rizzo
    Rendon
    Beltre
    Conforto
    Buxton
    Story
    Puig
    Stanton
    Happ
    Russell

    • Power Outage says:
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      @Power Outage: Forgot to mention Bell. I didn’t expect him to hit 30 or anything, but I was hoping for more than 2 up to this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Power Outage: Stanton, Rizzo — are only strong bets for SLG — Story and Rendon maybe — Puig — okay… Then a mess for SLG

  70. crock says:
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    In a 14 team dynasty league where everyone is kept forever I was offered the following trade:
    His: Trout, Kevin Maitan, Kyle Lewis
    for
    My: Victor Robles, Bo Bichette, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis

    I know it’s Trout but that’s a lot of young talent to give, thoughts?

  71. Mel says:
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    Hi Grey-

    Big trade question. Keeper league.

    Trade my Trea Turner for his Verlander+Segura?

    I need pitching, but also feel like Turner may fill up a stat sheet for the next decade.

    Trade or stick with Trea?

    Thanks!

  72. Steve D. says:
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    Matt Olson or Ryon Healy in as 5×5, 12 team redraft?

  73. Misery says:
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    Trade Goldy for Rizzo in an OPS dynasty league?

  74. MikeZ says:
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    12 team roto league with no bench. League rules is that suspended players can not be held on our DL — they record a 0 if you keep them on your roster. I should drop Osuna right now, correct?

  75. The_Red_Mist says:
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    Would love your advice on my last few roster spots.

    Need help on 3B, OF, and Utility. Looking for guys who don’t strikeout a ton if I can help it, because Ks are a ROTO category.

    3B I own Matt Chapman and Scooter Gennet. Solarte (autocorrected to So Latte for a second, you can have that) Franco, Healy, Candelario, Moran and Difo are available. Which one is best?

    For OF I own Brantley, Belt and Gennet for 2 spots (Trout is my third). My options are Kepler, Kemp, Dickerson, Mallex Smith, and Hicks.

    And for Utility I currently have Hanley Ramirez and Encarnacion. I’ve been running HanRam and been relatively happy, hoping E2 will heat up at some point. Would any of the above options be worth it over them? Cron and Alonso are available, but they just seem like worse versions of Han Ram and E2.

    Always great work Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The_Red_Mist: Ha, thanks! Franco over Chapman — Dickerson over Belt

  76. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey,

    What’s to do with guys like Berrios & Godley in RCL who I consider too good to cut, but too risky to start every game? Trade them both if possible? Which one (or both) might right the ship ROS? Still too early to judge….
    OR… am I already holding on too tight to my underperforming guys at this point?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Morning! RCLs are shallow, agree with Grimey… I’d prolly hold Berrios for his next start tho

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: [email protected]Grey: Thanks guys! It may sound crazy, but my biggest fear in an RCL is being that guy who drops a player he shouldn’t who gets picked up by another team that goes on to beat me. My judgement is also a little skewed because I’m always checking the ‘Perty Perts and Razzball Writers’ leagues and no one is dropping guys of this caliber so far. Then again, a few of these managers don’t seem too invested. (Someone’s got Kiermeier active for chrissakes!)

        Lastly Grey, I have Middleton coming off the DL. My droppables are: Dustin Fowler, Seranthony Dominguez, Tepera or Godley & Berrios. (I’m excited by the first three’s possibilities, whereas I have better pitchers than Godley/Berrios.) Who’s my drop here?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Kiermaier! Who has him active? I’m dropping Dominguez

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: Haha! MB is rollin’ with KK. Yeah, I thought Dominguez was the drop. I just love me some YUTES! Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This guy!

  77. Phil says:
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    Sit Goldschmidt vs Scherzer for Adams?

    10 team 10×10 redraft league with GS, IP, W, QS, K, Era, whip all categories. Rotation is: severino, Martinez (dL), keuchel, Bauer, Tanaka, Quintana, Gio Gonzalez, Mikolas, and Gausman. Who is the weakest link?

    Thanks!

      • Phil says:
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        thanks! Who’s second weakest? Worried about any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: I wouldn’t sit Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Gio, your staff doesn’t seem that awful (or that strong for 10 team)

      • Phil says:
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        Alright. What kind of a change would I need to make for it to be a strong 10-team rotation?

        Severino
        Cmart
        Bauer
        Keuchel
        Tanaka
        Quintana
        Mikolas
        Gio G
        Gausman

        I.E, if I turned player x into player y…

        Bottom line, good enough for a championship, if offense, bullpen is strong?

        Thanks, Grey! You’re the best!

        • Grey

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

  78. FrankGrimes says:
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    Greinke has more SB and hits than Aushizz this month!

  79. FrankGrimes says:
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    Forget Yanks v Sox… Baseball is better when JUp is hot.

  80. FrankGrimes says:
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    Why didn’t those dopes vote off Wendell?

  81. Heisenberg says:
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    I happened to check on some prospects this morning and noticed Eloy Jimeniz ended a 9-game streak of 2 or more hits yesterday. (20-43 .465) (3hr 10rbi) The dude ain’t 22 until November. Sucks the ChiSox will probably wait forever to bring him up. I just thought I’d post this as a FYI for everybody. My favorite part of fantasy is striking gold on young phenoms. I knew you loved Acuna, so I drafted him on all three of my teams. Hopefully, Eloy is the next Acuna.. soon.

  82. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team roto

    Someone dropped Happ in a fit of pique.

    Drop any of the following for him or hold?

    Gausman, Pivetta, Taillon, Folty

    Thanks in advance.

  83. Jake says:
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    Thanks for a great week of material and laughs as always Buddy!

    10 team 5×5 redraft league
    I’m considering offering a trade to a team near the bottom of the league that will make him competitive while upgrading a position for myself, this is my current roster…
    C- Grandal
    1- freeman
    2- Albies
    SS- Trea Turner
    3- Machado
    MI- Gleyber Torres
    CI- Rendon
    OF- Mazara
    OF- Acuna
    OF- Markakis
    U- Shaw
    BN- Matt Adams (Schmotato slot)
    DL- Daniel Murphy

    SP- Bauer
    SP- Quintana
    P- Wood
    P- Buehler
    P- Archer
    P- Castillo
    P- Ray
    P- Newcomb (streamer spot)

    RP- Jansen
    RP- Boxberger
    P- Vasquez
    P- Iglesias
    DL- Alex Reyes

    Guy I’m targeting has Stanton and Rizzo, I’m considering offering a package of Albies or possibly Shaw and someone else probably a pitcher. Any suggestions on a couple pairings that you would try?
    This is a 10 team league so there are a lot of good streaming options and borderline roster worthy pitchers out there so I’m not worried about filling in for a lost pitcher.
    Since it just took me 5 minutes of work that my employer will never get back out of me what are your thoughts on this team?

    Thanks in advance and have a great weekend buddy!
    Jake Williams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Thanks! Albies/Shaw and Newcomb? Castillo? Ray?

  84. hegotsgame says:
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    Two ROS preference questions. Thanks!
    Dahl or Andujar?
    Eduardo Rodriguez or Jon Gray?

  85. FrankGrimes says:
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    I’m only dating Elon for the free Roadster.

  86. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    Last night’s HR aside, Kinsler has been uniformly awful. EV and batted ball data seem to suggest this misery is well-earned, but I’ve been holding on despite my instincts.

    Could you rank these MI’s ROS in an OPS league? Kinsler, Cesar Hernandez, Eduardo Escobar.

      • DozierTheDozierian says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always! Going old at 2B has never served me well – I drafted Pedroia last year too!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch, yeah… No problem

  87. The Great Knoche says:
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    Told you starting Ed-Rod was the move. Too bad they couldn’t hold the lead for him.

  88. royaljohn says:
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    Can only pick two to start tonight! Bellinger seems like a no brainer against Harvey but he is swinging a cold bat right now.
    Healy vs (Boyd @Det)
    Scooter vs (Meaeda @LA)
    Bellinger vs (Harvey @LA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royaljohn: Healy
      Bellinger vs (Harvey @LA)

  89. jose says:
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    Grey, Thanks for the heads up on Johnson. Grabbed him with Osuna in limbo for now. Luckily I’m in a good spot for saves thanks to the Strickland pick up being worth while and Diaz also on the roster.

    I could use some advice on my outfield situation. Currently rostering the following OFs with one of them occupying my UTIL slot Peralta, Puig, Soler, Schwarber, M Taylor, Souza, M Adams.

    Picked up Soler while Puig was on the DL and with Souza coming off the DL this week as well I need to drop/trade someone. Kind of feeling like Taylor and Souza are a bit redundant. I need power more than speed, and avg, runs and RBI way more than either of the other 2.

    A couple owners who are in need of speed have Gardner and Markakis. May as well try to trade Taylor for either before dropping him or would you go another direction?

    Hoping with Heyward on the DL Schwarber gets more ABs, but I’d say Zobrist probably sees the biggest share.

    Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: Yeah, try to trade him, doubt you get anything — you too!

  90. Bread n Butter says:
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    “but there is no way to recommend him without saying you know he can screw you at any moment.”

    Ha ha best description of Velasquez. I’ve been screwed by him multiple times so I stay away..

  91. Alex says:
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    Should we be worried about Corbin’s velocity last couple starts? Could look to trade him and either Reynaldo or Buehler for Greinke or a possible 1 for 1 for Greinke thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: I’d take Greinke

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: you think Corbin and Buehler is too much for grienke or fair? H2H so it would open a streaming slot up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  92. Packers says:
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    Grey, in a 12 team weekly roto dynasty keep all with OPS and net wins added I offered my K. Jansen and Kingham for Porcello and Ray. I’m trying to win this year and he is rebuilding.
    He countered with Porcello and R. McMahon for Jansen and Yuli. I can easily lose Yuli.
    Without Jansen I would still have 3 closers. Porcello should help with W and net W’s.
    Am I giving up to much? He has Healy or Cespedes which would help instead of McMahon. Do it if he swaps Ryan out for Healy or Cespedes?

  93. Was looking for a 2 for 1 deal to open space on my team, got offered this instead:
    I send Boxberger, Middleton, Jack Flaherty
    I get Rougned Odor, Joey Lucchesi and Christian Villanueva

    I’d have no closers, but that’s probably a good sell high on Box and Keynan?

  94. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!
    1) Shallow mixed league streamer options for today, you feel confident starting either or both of these guys? Chatwood vs CHW (SON $16.5), and Skaggs vs MIN ($14.4)
    2) J McCann vs Severino? Sorry for the Catcher question!
    3) Can you rank top 2 or 3 from this group please? Mancini, Choo, T Shaw, M Adams, Cron
    4) Weekend streamer question,,,,you rolling out Wahca @SD (SON $10.3) in a shallow mixer?
    Thank you as always, and have a great weekend boss!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, both 2. McCann 3. Shaw, Adams 4. Yes

  95. Dong Ripper says:
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    Who is a good value in 10 team 10×10 points h2h for Moistasskiss or Cespedes?

    I am deep offensively in a keeper with Sanchez/Goldy/Dee/Gregorious/Rendon/JD Mart/Blackmon/Cruz/Cespedes/Mazara/Moistasskis/Castellones/Andrus/Senzel, but could use some pitching.

    Archer? Cole? Darvish? for Cespedes, or like Ray or Quintana for Moistasskiss?

    My current SP are Thor, Nola, Castillo, Wood, Gio, Rich Hill, Kyle Gibson, Newcomb, and Caleb Smith. Should I just hold?

    Sorry for the long comment, and keep up the excellent work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis — Yu or Archer, that order

      • Dong Ripper says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, you mustachio’d hero.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  96. DUKE says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Got a question

    I got offered Degrom for Lucchesi/Buehler.

    H2H 10-team weekly redraft, deep-ish lineups. I gotta take this right….even with how Buehler is pitching?!

    My arms are: C-Mart, McCullers, Ohtani, Snell, Castillo, Weaver, Taillon, Lucchesi, Buehler, Soroka, Kingham, Cahill (RPs are Knebel, Giles, Vazquez). Slots are SP,SP,SP,RP,RP,P,P,P,P,P

    Thanks bud.

  97. Cris B says:
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    Thoughts on Bellinger ROS? Try to move him via trade if/when he gets on a hit streak? Redraft points league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much has changed, he’s just slumping for power, hopefully it comes around

  98. Vrugg says:
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    In a 6×6 QS with a SP staff of :

    Wood, Corbin, Buehler, Carrasco, Castillo, Snell, Newcomb, Gohara & Darvish (DL)

    Thinking about offering Corbin to get Rizzo.

    Can my staff take losing Corbin? Should I start the offer with a different SP?

    Thanks in advance for the advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Rizzo and run if you can get him

  99. msh2404 says:
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    Nice write up!

    My Betts for his Goldy/Bregman?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hadn’t, but I am currently looking for a new book, having finished one this week

      • prescriptionnugs says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey!

        And snizzap he did none of [email protected]Grey: speaking of, would you buy Greg bird with Alex wood?

        • prescriptionnugs says:
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          @prescriptionnugs: minus the first bullshit stuff

          • Grey

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

        • Grey

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

  100. herschel says:
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    @Grey: looks like Darvish is coming back next week and lining up with 2 starts (@ atl and @ cin). SON likes him, but still im still a bit skeptical. you starting him if/where you have him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  101. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    In my last 20 starts on a team, my pitchers have 3 wins. During this period, they have allowed 2 or fewer runs 15 times, 3 or fewer 17 times.

    The ratios are great, but ffs, can I get a win?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  102. Matty says:
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    In a 12 team H2H redraft would you lose Gausman for EdRod or VV?
    Seemed like a timely question. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  103. Matthew Lehman says:
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    who’s the best add in a limited roster move 5×5: soler, franchy, scooter or healy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  104. jon says:
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    I’ve seen a lot of people comment on Selling High on Corbin— is this not sustainable for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A low 2 ERA? Nope

  105. Just Busted says:
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    Was offered Schwarber and Dosier for my Merrifield and Gallo.

    Yahoo, 5×5, H2H,12 team

    I have Rizzo, Sano at 1b, Rizzo, Schoop, C. Taylor, Torres at 2B, Ozuna, Puig, Stanton, Marte at OF

    Would I give up too much for extra 2nd half HRs and perhaps better avg?

    This looks pretty fair to me, just want to confirm I do not have a screw loose this season!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  106. RC says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Got a trade offer I need your thoughts on.

    I get: Degrom
    I give: Lucchesi/Buehler

    H2H weekly redraft 10 team deep lineups.

    My SPs: C-Mart, McCullers, Ohtani, Snell, Weaver, Castillo, Taillon, Soroka, Kingham, Cahill, Buehler, Lucchesi.

    Even with the way Buehler is pitching, I gotta take the offer right?!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  107. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6 – ROS Jon Gray or Soroka?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  108. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6 – ROS Soroka or J. Gray?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  109. Matty says:
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    Do you think that Teoscar is for real? Sell Pivetta high(ish) for him? That an even exchange in a 6×6 OPS keeper?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Even exchange

  110. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Are we sure Goldsmitty isn’t sleeping in the humidor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  111. winteriscoming says:
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    Hey Grey – debating on my last start for the week. Right now I have Skaggs but was debating on dropping him for Weaver. SON likes weaver the most. Or should I just hold Skaggs ? Thanks!

    Weaver @ SD
    Skaggs v MIN
    Chatwood v CHW
    Wacha @ SD
    Soroka v MIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  112. ctrengove says:
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    4 hours later… I just got it. Velas-Ks! Ha!!

    It’s a good Friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  113. Scott says:
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    Cron or Lomo ros? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  114. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Too bad the Dodgers can’t hit, as they robbed our Ferris Buehler from a much deserved W. They are absolutely awful. Are we done with Puig yet? Not sure who I would have fill in, but at this point, who cares. 10 Team Yahoo H2H Points League. Perhaps an item from your Buy List this afternoon? Please let me know.

    Thanks Grey and have a nice weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just about, new post

  115. David says:
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    A. Hicks or Dustin Fowler ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  116. Dave D says:
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    Delmonico leading off tonight, Tim Anderson batting 8th. Reneteria is channeling Scioscia, or is it he is searching for his own version of cray-cray.

    Any ideas for a new Moniker for Richard Avina Renteria?

    Rick Dementia
    Dick Dementia
    Rick Rentyourrearend

  117. Grey

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

  118. SMILES says:
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    SON lists Jack Flaherty w/ a 2 start week coming up .. where does this information originate?

    • Grey

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

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