It seems loud and clear that the roof is closing on Adam Wainwright‘s season.  If only he had a 3rd Achilles he could sub in!  We should be able to have a schadenfreude party since I told everyone not to draft him this year, but there’s always a few people who still draft him against my wishes, so do we ignore these people and still schadenfreude or do we show pity?  *thinks for a millisecond*  We schadenfreude party!  The schadenfreude party is being held in the superiority complex.  Put up the pinata of someone’s ego that is smarter, prettier, funnier or richer and we beat it down!  Put on some tunes and let’s do the Point and Laugh Dance!  That’s not the Point and Laugh Dance, that’s the African Anteater Ritual.  So, Wainwright’s done for 2015 and Carlos Villanueva, Tyler Lyons or Tim Cooney could step in at first, but this will likely be Marco Gonzales’s job for the majority of the year once he returns from the minor league DL with a shoulder issue.  I like Gonzales for very deep leagues, especially NL-Only ones, so if you have room, I’d grab him.  He’s around a 7+ K/9, low-2 BB/9 guy that could have a 3.75 ERA or under with a good WHIP.  Now, you’ll have to excuse me, I’m headed back to the schadenfreude party, hungry for self-satisfaction, eager for some prigs in a blanket!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jason Heyward – Left yesterday’s game with a groin injury.  That could be good for Wong!  Not Heyward’s.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 6 ER.  Ah, the ol’ random blowup.  I forget there for a bit why it wasn’t all peaches ‘n cream owning Lynn, and quickly becomes pitches ‘n creamed.

Mike Fiers – 4 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks.  His peripherals look good, which is super helpful when you lose your league.  Maybe your leaguemates can give you an asterisk by your ERA.

Adam Lind – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .318.  After dropping Lind the other day for Te(i)x and missing Lind’s homer earlier this week and then dropping Te(i)x before getting any of his, like, 20 homers he hit this week, I now own Lind again.  Don’t worry, I’ll Mr. Bungle this too.

Ben Zobrist – Will miss 4 to 6 weeks with arthroscopic knee surgery after about a week of “Will he or won’t he play.”  Wasn’t sure Zobrist was going to make a decision without first sitting down for an interview with Diane Sawyer.

Drew Pomeranz – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, and I don’t love him, so ‘ranz can’t dance.

Tyler Clippard – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  Man, Clippard looked so good as a setup man for so many years, he’s making all those managers who say nonsense like ‘he doesn’t have the closer mentality’ seem like they know what they’re talking about.  If Clippard keeps doing so little, it won’t be long until Doolittle is doing a lot more.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-5, 2 runs, his 6th and 7th steals and a home run on Saturday.  The best part of Altuve’s home run?  The afterwards high five.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and double legs (5, 6), hitting .364.  To put this is terms you’ll understand and why you should own him.  He’s on pace for 12 homers and 35 steals.  That’s borderline top 40 OF if he gets runs/RBIs.  He will also be hitting in the top of the lineup very shortly.  No offense, Altuve!

Max Scherzer – Can’t throw a bullpen session due to a swollen thumb.  He’s unlikely to start on Tuesday.  He’s just gonna rest his thumb while playing Tetris on a Game Boy.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  So glad I wasted a high draft pick on this guy in one league.   So, so glad.  So, so so glad.  So, so so so– Well, you get the picture, he’s been so so-so.

Gio Gonzalez – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 5.01.  You in the preseason, “The Nats have so much pitching they could win 120 games.  Hahahahahahaha.”  You now, “I don’t remember saying that.”

Tom Koehler – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Oh, I know this trick.  Justin Masterson invented this trick.  Look unhittable for one start, everyone picks him up then he gets bombed.  Everyone then drops him and he pitches well again.  So passive aggressive.  Koehler gets the Phils next, which sounds good, so, of course, he’ll get bombed again.

Adeiny Hechavarria – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .333.  Okay, no idea where it’s coming from, but at a certain point it doesn’t matter.  Hot schmotato alert!

Marcell Ozuna – 0-for-2, run, RBI, hitting .288 and has zero homers on the year.  OZUNA pick dandelion for young child.  OZUNA cry during long distance phone commercial.  OZUNA eat whole pint of ice cream.

Dee Gordon – 4-for-5, hitting .390.  Great year so far, but one major red flag:  8 SBs, 6 times caught.  Okay, so someone found the missing bulb, and now there’s flashing lights around that red flag.

Ichiro Suzuki – 2-for-4, RBI and 5 for his last 11 as he fills in for the DL’d Yelich.  For most leagues, the Marlins went from Yelich to yech.

Trevor Bauer – Scratched with food poisoning on Saturday.  He ate some of his manager’s Francona-American mac and cheese.

Michael Bourn – 0-for-4, 1 RBI as he was moved to nine spot in the lineup.  He was likely moved to the nine-hole, because there is no ten hole.

Carlos Carrasco – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  After his last start, it was reported he was stiff.  And I was like, “Cool, I am too after his starts.”  Then the Indians were like, “No, bad stiff.”  And I was like, “Like walking up to the chalkboard in middle school?”  And the Indians were like, “How did you get this phone number?”  I was like, “What number?” and I hung up.  I’m just hoping Carrasco just got hit by the Tigers and it isn’t arm stiffness again.

Brandon Moss – 2-for-3, run, 2 RBIs after hitting two homers on Friday as it looks like Moss is finally rolling and not collecting, um, you know.

Kyle Lobstein – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  I would’ve been better off drafting Lobstein than Strasburg.  *lathers head with honey, sticks head into beehive, realizes it’s not a hive just a yellow basket*  A little help!

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .377 with a .463 OBP.  Really enjoying owning Miggy in Tout Wars (it’s an OBP league), and I’m happy to report through three weeks, Rudy and I are both doing well.  I will now never talk about this league again if we take a dive, or continue to update you every few weeks.  It’s the way of the fantasy baseball ‘pert.

Jose Iglesias – 1-for-3, hitting .379 as he continues to collect hits on the daily.  I’ve now picked up and dropped Iglesias more times than he’s actually played on my team.  Sometimes I grab him and drop him for someone else before that day’s games.  I’m not a superstitious man, but there’s something to Iglesias.

Roenis Elias – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks as he filled in the vacant rotation spot left by Iwakuma.  As Dan Pants said in his weekend roundup on Saturday, Iwakuma is DL’d.  That makes sense since (almost stutterer!) Iwakuma didn’t look right at all and was battling a previously undisclosed lat strain.  As for Elias, he’s a streamer with a wealth of useless sports trivia.

Seth Smith – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer.  The Lisper’s Nightmare was so excited to get on the board he tweeted out, “Hathtag thweet!”

Ryan Howard – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games (3rd overall), hitting .193.  As bad as he’s been, and he’s been bad, you know what Utley’s hitting?  Go ahead, guess.  5?  What kind of guess is that?  That’s not even possible.  He’s hitting .121.  The Phils should just sell the rest of their home games as Old Timer’s Days.

Odubel Herrera – 0-for-3, 1 run and his 4th steal.  I think because I once owned him and now don’t I long for Odubel.  A yearning.  And it’s totally unrealistic because Odubel’s not even that good.  We should have a glossary term for this unrealistic desire to own a player just because you once owned them.  Please suggest in the comments.

Jacoby Ellsbury – Left Saturday’s game with a tight hip.  YOLO, Ells, get on the field!

CC Sabathia – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA back up to 5.96.  Peripherals-schmeripherals, should’ve never trusted him.  I going back to being BCC’d.

Alex Rodriguez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .267.  In 250 years, A-Rod is going to be a disembodied head, hitting home runs.

Nathan Eovaldi – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Nice capper for Sunday night in my weekly leagues.  Good push into the next week.  Thanks a bunch.  A bunch of olives cause your last name sounds like olive oil, you nuckfut!

Juan Lagares – 2-for-4, 1 run, and 4-for-4 on Saturday, hitting .307 on the year, and .375 in the last week.  He’s shown no power or speed of note so far, but he has a little of both and swinging a hot bat like a horny devil.  I’d look at him if I were struggling in the outfielder.

Matt Harvey – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks and nearly his 2nd career complete game.  It feels like he’s been the boss forever so I was surprised he’s only had one career complete game.  Elias Sports Bureau said, Nolan Ryan once had two complete games in one game.  Effin’ Elias making shizz up like a bunch of nerd ballers.

Ian Kennedy – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup department says, “Lucky you didn’t listen to me!”

Derek Norris – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I cannot tell a lie.  I dropped Zunino for Norris the other day.  This will, of course, mean Zunino will storm the world and become El Zunino.

Brandon Morrow – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.67.  Hodgepadre!

Yasiel Puig – Hit the DL with a hamstring injury.  Mattingly said regarding the DL stint, “If it’s the best thing, then it’s the best thing.”  I’ll add that if you argue against circular logic, it leaves your head spinning.

Alex Guerrero – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer.  I wish Mattingly had the modesty to just call Torre and ask him, “Home runs are good, right?”

Brandon McCarthy – 5 IP, 6 ER on Saturday and now dealing with tightness in his elbow and McCarthy said he hopes he has tendinitis.  It’s good news that he’s pragmatic.  It’s bad news that he can’t even lie to himself that it might be nothing.

Joel Peralta – Placed on the DL with a dead arm.  Grab Yimi!   This’ll be here when you come back.  Just go and grab Yimi Garcia right now.  Even if Yimi doesn’t get another save (he got one on Friday), Yimi will be the Wade Davis-type pickup of the year.   If he doesn’t strikeout 100 guys in 70 IP, my name is not Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it!).

Nick Martinez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA down to 0.35.  Are we sure Pedro Martinez didn’t come back under his lounge singer alias?

C.J. Cron – 4-for-4, hitting .275.  Sometimes you just have to spell things out for The Sciosciapath.  Hopefully, before the start of the next game, The Sciosciapath doesn’t eat ice cream too fast and make the corners Freese and Grant Green.

Hector Santiago – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (6 BBs), 5 Ks.  If you streamed him, you got away with murder, O.J.  Now, drop him.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-6 and a slam (1) and legs (5).  My favorite Martin!

Edinson Volquez – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.91, but 4 unearned runs for the Ticker Shock!  Or maybe that’s Ticker Svolq!  I have the Volqan death grip on Edinson in one league, and his walk rate is still under 2, and as long as that’s the case, he should be owned.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .255.  Now he’s only one homer off the Royals home run team lead.  Not even kidding.  With their slap hitting, Puig is getting challenged for the nickname, Charley Luau, by the Royal Hawaiians.

Jose Bautista – Hoping to return early this week.  I’ve never met Bautista but I feel like we share a lot of similar hopes.

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He’s putting up Kershaw-type numbers.  Fo’reallies.  Not saying he’s that good…yet.  Oh, snap, the Ellipses Yet!  Damn, like a baller.  JB’s coming with a Archer profile later today, so I’m not going to say more than yum yum get some.

Brandon Guyer – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Desert any idea of owning him, and leave him with the LLAMAS.

Tim Beckham – 2-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .302 and a homer on Friday.  Rays lost Maddon, but didn’t lose platoons as Beckham is also in the LLAMAS clan with That Guyer.

Francisco Liriano – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.22.  On one hand, I wish I was more aggressive in my ranking of him this year.  On the other hand, he will go pear-shaped or get hurt at some point.  On a third hand that is actually a construction paper turkey, his walks have been a mess this year.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  I love that the Pirates have put him in the two hole and just left him there.  If only the same could be true for Pederson, Wong, Bogaerts and anyone else I own that I think are being unfairly treated.  No bias here!

Rubby de la Rosa – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  His K-rate is 9, his walk rate is 1.8, his xFIP is 3.08.  It’s hard to make room for him in a 12-team mixed league or shallower, but his numbers are saying you should.  I’d be aggressive about grabbing him in most mixed leagues, i.e., Rubby can give you a happy ending.

Shane Victorino – To the DL.  Sawx fans say, “Rusneeeeeeey?”  Yankee fans say, “Hey, would ya blow me?”  Rusney isn’t even playing in the minors due to an injury, so he’s not getting *pinkie to mouth* rush-ney’d.  Daniel Nava (0-for-1, 1 run) and Allen Craig (0-for-5) will fill-in.

Wade Miley – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 8.62 vs. the O’s.  Appropriate, since every hitter that faces the Sawx’s pitching gets the O face.  Not sure what the Hitter-Tron says, but I’m streaming hitters in Coors or vs. the Sawx.

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and two homers (7, 8), hitting .300.  You know the Butterfly Effect?  Not the crappy Kutcher movie.  The theory that says a small change in one condition can change change another condition.  I.e., a butterfly flaps its wings in Indonesia and a tidal wave happens in Bermuda.  So, here’s one for you, the But-I-Don’t-Care Effect.  When Hanley cares, he hits.  When he doesn’t, he goes to the DL with a mystery ailment.  Can also be found in Puig, Manny Ramirez.

Pablo Sandoval – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Don Pablo Esocabuffet!

Chris Davis – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .269.  I don’t own him anywhere, though I would, but, since I don’t, I’m not sure exactly what he’s been doing.  All I know is there’s been quite a few people asking if they should trade him away or drop him.  Of course, the answer is always be patient, it’s April.  I figured he was hitting .150 with zero homers.  What do you people expect from him?  He’s hitting better than I would even expect from him with power.  Color me perplexed.

Manny Machado – 0-for-4, 2 runs as the O’s scored 18 runs.  Ticker tease!

Steve Pearce – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  I know, you’re thinking, well, good for J-FoH for holding Pearce after he accidentally dropped Pearce last week and pleaded with our league to allow him to pick him up again.  Yeah, unfortch, he dropped him again before this game.  Still waiting to hear if it was intentional.

Delmon Young – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 5 RBIs, hitting .368, but says he’d be hitting .400 if it wasn’t for the Jews.

Jimmy Paredes – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .429 and two homers this weekend and three homers this week.  Definitely beat up on pee-poor pitching this week and all he’s really good for in the long-term is speed (37 steals one year in Triple-A), but there’s no one swinging a hotter bat.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.03 vs. Anthony DeSclafani 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.04.  This start was billed as Last Year’s Arrieta vs. This Year’s Arrieta.  That billing failed to mention DeSclafani.  Ah, see what I did there?  You thought I was talking about DeSclafani in the first billing, then reversed it.  Just when you thought I wasn’t hedging, I whip out my weed whacker and hedge!  Yeah, I own DeSclafani, and loving it, but he’s more of a 3.75-ERA pitcher than what he’s showing.  Still, you ride the wave.

Miguel Montero – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer as he takes part in the Cubs three-way catcher platoon.  The ménage à bleh.

 
  1. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Yo yo yo!!!

    I was offered Kolten Wong for Addison Russell, I immediately hit Accept!! Did I do well? Lol.

    Would you stream
    Happ Vs Tex
    Phelps Vs Mets

    Do I hold Alex Guerrero?

    NA spot: I have Buxton, drop for Seagar?

    I dropped Santana for Flores, would you drop Flores for Hechavarria? (I’m a Marlins fan btw, lol)

    Thank you!!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: 1. Nice…2. Happ yes, Phelps no…3. If you have a bat to fill in for him when Donnie sits him, hard to say without knowing your team…4. Keep Buxton…5. I would have kept Santana longer

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Wong for Russell is a tough call to me. Wong is sliding up that lineup. If Heyward keeps up the suck, then he could slide into that two hole (which is similar to the Pujol) behind one of the hottest hitters in baseball and ahead of Holliday Road. Nice spot to be in.

        Russell has talent, and has stumbled mightily out the gate (below mendoza and caught stealing already).

        Depending on your roster, a Wong in the hand is worth two in the bush… or something like that.

  2. Liz says:
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    Drop 4
    Travis Wood, chase anderson, Brett Anderson, fiers, Paxton, archie Bradley, rubby de la rosa

    Jay Bruce or Josh Reddick ROS

    Leonys Martin or Marisnick ROS

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Liz: this will definitely include rubby/b.anderson, very likely fiers, and the last one is hardest but probably bradley due to those walks. dude hasn’t got hit yet, but more than 5 walk rate isn’t good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Liz: Brett, Fiers, Pax, Rubby…Bruce…Martin

  3. pillowbiter says:
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    Nice African anteater ritual reference. Yearning for a player could be called “Dating Amy”. From 40 year old virgin. Went out with her for a few months then she went down on a guy in an Escalade. He wants her back all movie.
    Been hanging onto Rusney thus far. I have plenty of steals. Drop for Reddick or Vargas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pillowbiter: Not bad, let me see what else we have… Reddick

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Fantastic work, man!

    a. This week was 4-0, repeating the same effort from week 2. That said, I’m way behind in the power rankings. Hopefully this week can make some hay, but need to find a points cash cow hog soon!!!

    b. Watching Paxton’s start and all I can say is AJax should have his name changed to (please choose one of the following):

    1. Austin ‘I’m not throwing’ Jackson;

    2. Austin ‘Inaction in the OF’ Jackson;

    3. Austin ‘Go ahead you can make it from 1st I won’t even try to throw you out’ Jackson.

    Seattle pitchers will be giving up a lot of runs on base hits to CF this year as long as AJax is playing there.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  5. Z says:
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    Derek Norris or Russell Martin ROS? 10 team mixed league. Standard ESPN 5×5.

    Also, would you sell high on Michael Wacha or keep him so far?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Z: Norris… Depends what you can get for him

  6. Greg says:
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    1) Picked up Morrow but could get Rubby and/or Koehler. Waiting and seeing…thoughts?

    2) Catcher…Joseph is still playing? My roster wouldn’t know it. Montero, Realmuto, AJ? Maybe I’ll do what my friend does and just play w/o one….dragged my average down enough to lose.

    Told my friend about Guerrero and he snagged him out from under me. So I got Marsinick. sigh. Calhoun, Pollack, Yellich, Marsinick….they are clones.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: 1) Depends on matchups 2) Realmuto… They are

  7. Russell says:
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    Miguel Castro got the confidence inspiring ‘vote of confidence’ in Toronto. Think Osuna is gonna seize the closer’s role soon?

    Also, would you drop Buchholz for Danny Salazar?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Russell: 1. Cecil would most likely get another shot first…2. Yes take Salazar

      • Russell says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F:

        Had a feeling Cecil could yet be in play. I’ve got Osuna in a couple leagues right now though so I just gotta dream on…

  8. ATXDave says:
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    Hey Grey, would you trade Shane Green for Devon Travis? Points League standard scoring and I could use some infield help.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @ATXDave: If you need the bat its fair

    • bigbear says:
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      @ATXDave: Yes.

  9. Uncle Red says:
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    Excellent work, grey. What’s your opinion on my final SP spot? Pick one. It’s a H2H QS league. If I start Quintana or Volquez, my opponent will have two more starts than me vs one…

    Hutchinson vs BOS, CLE
    Quintana vs MIN
    Volquez vs DET

    Thanks!

  10. Arnie says:
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    I know how much you like deep league catcher questions so here’s one for you: which is your pick between A.J. Pierzynski, Nick Hundley, Zunino & Miguel Montero in the near term?

    I figure I’ll play the hot hand and so have Pierzynski at the moment, but I love Hundley’s home park, but Zunino was ranked highest in the preseason, & Montero is highest on the rest of the season player rater. Is it really just a toss up???

  11. Snag says:
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    No love for Robertson?

    2 IP 1W 1S 5K

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Snag: he often notes things either not expected or somebody is rebounding/regressing. K-Rob being a top 5 closer clearly isn’t either. If he were to start having issues performance or health, i’m sure he’d be noted.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Chris: probably

  12. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: I believe the term you are seeking is Congenital Warts, which are known to flare up from time to time…

  13. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: I believe the term you are seeking is Congenital Warts, which are known to flare up from time to time…

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    I have CarGo in LF, Ozuna in CF, and Souza in RF with Devon as Util and I’m benching Bruce/Heyward in a 12 team H2H.

    Time to drop Bruce or Heyward (both RFs) and bench Ozuna for Marisnick?

    • TJ says:
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      @john: Same boat here. Have Bruce and Heyward slotted on the bench right now, as neither one is good enough to start over Bautista/Harper/Souza. Running out of patience with Bruce and his .580 OPS at this point. Just paranoid once I drop him he will get hot and someone other than me will reap the benefits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @john: Bench Ozuna for Marisnick for now

  15. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    deep league that plays around a 16 teamer with a bunch of stashed SP. i have heston/greene/fiers. I gave fiers at least yesterday’s start and he looked either very hittable or got tons of K’s (very much like hutch in that sense). Greene is not liked by SON. heston is liked at home by SON. Heston/Greene were great in their first two starts though. drop any of those three for happ /rubby/d.norris/hutch/b.anderson/phelps/
    b.anderson gets 2 starts with decent SON ratings (for these guys).

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: if hutch or norris looks good a 2nd consecutive time grab either of them over Fiers/B.Anderson’s roster spot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, on both

  16. Cuban Arms Dealer says:
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    You should call Odubel type players Madonna’s…shes old, not that good but yet somehow we all still want Madonna…maybe it’s the 1988 that burns inside of me??

  17. Slick says:
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    Grey, your thoughts on Realmuto? Is he worth rostering in a Deep 20 team one Catcher league over a guy like Flowers or Ruiz? I’m thinking it’s worth a shot considering his upside. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slick: Over those guys for sure

  18. Anson Wells says:
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    My Grey-Squad from 2014 is looking great this year.
    Too many Of’s and closers though…
    Who would you try and move, who would you try and keep
    The numbers after each is their dollar amount in a 260 cap league and their contract length
    KO’s are -1
    Carlos Gomex 19/3
    Matt Kemp 25/1
    CarGo 18/2
    Joc Pederson 1/2
    Adam Jones 15/2
    Starlin MArte 9/3

    Closers…Kimbrell, Boxberger, Ottavino, Clippard, Gregorson and Familia

  19. aaron says:
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    You deserved a mic drop after that Delmon Young comment. Nothing else was necessary. But thank you for the encore and a great blog as always.

    • aaron says:
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      @aaron: ps I hope OZUNA get over headache soon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aaron: Ha, thanks!

  20. Mikey says:
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    I was offered this trade… get: rizzo and Alex wood. Give: matt harvey

    I would drop either: span, clippard, rodon

    My other pitchers are sale, tanaka, shields, Carlos martinez, and I picked up rodon.

    My first base eligible players are Cabrera and fielder.

    Should i do it? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Mikey: DO IT!….Fast

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Mikey: Yes.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Mikey: If Rizzo will be part of your starting squad, yes. If not, then I wouldn’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mikey: Agree with F

  21. Vitruvius says:
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    is D.Santana droppable at this point? Have Blackmon and Bruce as my other OF and Gomez on the DL.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Vitruvius: If your using him as an outfielder than yes, assuming you have a better option.

  22. Adam says:
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    Would u drop clippard and pick up Cischek ??
    Thanks

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Adam: I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Agree with F

  23. Sherm says:
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    The unrealistic desire to own a player who’s not that good just because you owned him once: Seller’s Remorse. A Case of the Dropsies. Past, Tense. Member of the Green Grass League. OK, I’ll stop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Dropper’s remorse? Meh, not feeling that either

      • Bro jackson says:
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        @Grey: Cubs call it Hammeling.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  24. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    FACT of THE DAY:

    40% of twins invent their own language

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: percentages aren’t facts

  25. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    grabbed dannys antana for steals and runs in OPS league, now he’s at bottom of order (which benefits my dozier moving up though), and alexei ramirez has been dropped. 12 team league. owings also out there. some other SS options appear to be the cabs (both ass and everth) and a 2nd ramirez as well in jose ram. Make any moves in SS land here? redraft league.

    2. 20 team dynasty. drop any of vargas (BN bat, util guy, backup to fielder) or coghlan (fill in for rios, currently starts over choo’s awfulness) for any of forscythe/inciarte/smoak/moreland?
    other categories here are BB’s/outfield assists/put outs/double plays turned. smoak actually gets a lot of walks and must be playing actual 1B since he has 14 double plays in 40 at bats, and 89 put outs (those actually make smoak a top 5 guy in free agents in both of those)

  26. Double D says:
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    Good morning Grey, guys & any ladies! Double D here, I’m new to Razz-ball, been following your daily notes/comments/questions for a few weeks now & enjoy it very much! Just wanted to say hello & thank you for some great morning entertainment before work!! Have a great Monday :)

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Double D: Welcome, Double D! Enjoy.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • The G says:
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      @Double D:

      Welcome to the comments Double D!

      Grey and fellow readers, Double D is our 5th girl reader! She works with me and has been following my team this year and is really getting into fantasy baseball. I introduced her to razzball a cpl of months ago to read the blurbs and jokes embedded in the daily write-ups and she hasn’t stopped reading…lol. Maybe next year i’ll get her in one of my fantasy leagues :)

      By the way Grey, with your advice and rankings, my team is in 1st place by a very comfortable margin in my 10 team h2h league. Im hoping Freeman and Iwakuma figure out their woes, b/c then my team will be stacked top to bottom!

      Good day 5 ladies and gentlemen…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Awesome, welcome new lady!

  27. Stantonovation says:
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    The wanting for a previously owned player is
    Waiveredlust

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I like the term but wouldn’t it fit better for the time period you’re waiting to see if you get your waiver claim.

  28. Willie, Mickey and the Duke says:
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    The desire to pick up a hitter that you used to own: Flashbat…unforch it doesn’t work for a pitcher

      • krimsonidol says:
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        @Grey: What about Squanderlust? Languished on your team being terrible, you finally drop him and he heats up. Now you want him back but you know in your heart that if you do, he’ll return to sucking and taking up space on your bench.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I prefer others that we have

  29. kinslerismyhero says:
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    i know its early, but would you drop heyward for dexter or marisnick? hes been hot garbage

  30. Comatose says:
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    Dude in my deep NL only needs a catcher, I have Hundley and Molina. Would you move Molina for any of the following:

    Ian Kennedy
    Jeff Locke
    Brandon Morrow
    Bartolo Colon

    I’d be replacing Matzek. Thanks you rock!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Comatose: Morrow, Kennedy or Colon

  31. Buge Hoobs says:
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    12 team, not so deep 5×5,
    Marco or Miguel Gonzalez

  32. Joffrey says:
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    Drop Odubel Herrera for Josh Reddick, Michael Saunders, or Chris Young?

    • Joffrey says:
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      @Joffrey: Marisnick is also available

  33. Adam says:
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    Pujols or Springer ROS?
    Andrew miller or Kimbrel ROS?
    10 team standard
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Springer…Kimbrel

  34. Adam says:
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    Marisnick, Pearce,Lind for utility spot?
    10 team standard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Marisnick

  35. Bob says:
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    roto 6×6 OPS
    Would you drop Melky or Ozuna to pick up Alex Rodriguez? I currently have Sandoval at 3B but am wondering if A-Rod would be a temporary upgrade there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Meh

  36. #Numberthignawthum

  37. Bob says:
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    roto league with OPS With Zobrist on the DL I am looking to upgrade at MI since Rollins is killing me. Hold or drop for:
    Hechavarria
    Cozart
    Peralta
    Simmons
    Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Hold

  38. papasmurf says:
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    Carrasco had good veocity during the game so hopefully it was just a rough day. Figures, I benched his first game back and he throws a gem, then start him and he’s ripped.

    Frigging Hosmer is now hitting .500+ when on the bench… less than .200 when in my lineup. Really hate him. Wanna drop him out of spite.

    By the way Longoria went 7 for 7 in the last two games, but it was the weakest 7 for 7 you’ll ever see. 2 runs and 1 RBI. 6 singles 1 bloop double. Between Longo and Hos, I have enough 0s for a lifetime.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Great news on Carrasco, I hadn’t heard that… Yeah, I have Longo on Tout…

  39. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Beware the pitchenfreude: Last year I got all giggly when Jose Fernandez went under the knife b/c I had drafted Cliff Lee (embrace the boredom of experience!) one spot before Jo-Fer. Then Lee went down for the year. KARMA.

    ROS, or at least as temp Santana SS replacement: Lowrie or Owings?

    How expendable does Devon Travis make Kolten Wong? Should I be looking to shop Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: Damn, BVV, buzzkill! Owings… I think Wong will be much better when all is said and done

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @Grey: gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  40. nojangles says:
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    schmoners remorse for your term. whatever you pick i think ‘remorse’ should be part of it.

    i own dee gordon in a net stolen base league…ah how awful it’s been! luckily espn only shows the bases he’s stolen and not ‘net’ on his player page. thinking of trading him away but hes a $10 keeper.

    dee gordon for wil myers or will dee step up his efficiency on the paths?

    ROS: marisnick/fowler/pompey/paredes if speed is a moderate concern

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nojangles: I prefer Waiveredlust… I’d take Myers… Fowler

  41. Blevin says:
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    JD Martinez and Shane Greene for Chris Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blevin: Archer…It’s fair

  42. Skeezix says:
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    Great stuff Grey! I need to pick two guys from this Motley Crue to go with in my Util spots this week. Howard, Solarte, Jose Ramirez, Kennys Vargas. Doesn’t it have to be (groan) Howard and Solarte by default given how awful those other two are doing?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Skeezix: Vargas and Solarte. I’m not touching Howard. And Ramirez’s days are numbered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Skeezix: Solarte, Howard for now

  43. booty says:
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    Rank Hechavarria, Segura, Cozart at SS ROS

  44. Anon says:
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    Nostalgiadd – “I picked up Raul Ibanez off waivers in 2009 and now I want to nostalgiadd him. What? He is out of the league? What is Magglio Ordonez up to??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anon: Ha, funny example, but I prefer Waiveredlust

  45. J says:
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    Hi Grey,

    10 teamer, 5×5

    C- CSantana
    1b- Pujols
    2b- Wong
    SS- HanRam
    3b- CDavis
    OF- Trout, Dickerson, Soler
    UTIL- Betts, Souza
    DL- Rendon

    SP- Degrom, Carrasco, McHugh, Keuchel, Salazar, Bauer, Chase Anderson, Greene*
    RP- Allen, Familia, Cishek, Britton*, KROD*
    DL- Doolittle

    1) I have a trade pending sending Greene, Britton and KROD for Sale.
    The other owner had no real closers, and this is after I was able to snag Cishek off waivers.

    Looking to grab Yimi for the short term (and hope Doolittle can regain his role eventually).

    That will leave another open spot as well as my streamer spot where Chase is currently sitting.

    Can I get a quick top 2 out of:
    Rodon, Fiers, Shoe, Latos, TWood, Chase

    2) Souza or Marsinick?

    Thanks!

    • J says:
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      @J: Make that a top 3 if you don’t mind.

      thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: 1) Sale side…Wood, Chase, Rodon… Souza

  46. Bill_Buckner says:
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    “We should have a glossary term for this unrealistic desire to own a player just because you once owned them.”

    You have a chronic case of noSTALEgia. Can also be used as an adjective – you’re feeling noSTALEgic for so & so…

  47. bigbear says:
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    The longing for the guy you drop even though he really isn’t that good… reminds me of “my first car”. It’s typically Dad’s rundown commuter. Has 150k miles on it. And is 10-15 years old. But we always look back with fondness of our first car.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Not bad, “Dad’s Chrysler?”

  48. Chris says:
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    Good morning Grey and Razzballers!
    For my 4th OF/BN, I have Fowler. Today Werth and Melky Cabrera became available. Should I add one of them and drop Fowler?
    Also, for my last SP, do you prefer moving forward with Niese or Locke?
    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Hold…Niese

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

    Pick 1:
    Hundley, Joseph, Zunino, Grandal, Montero

  50. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Do you prefer Alex Wood or Archer moving forward?
    Thanks.

  51. Zac says:
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    Ok so I have been trying to trade Tori Hunter and or Angel Pagan this whole season in my 20 team Dynasty league, no one will give me sh!* in return. I need pitching, would it be bad if I dropped one of the two for Roenis Elias or Kyle Lobstein? or should I just hold on to them.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zac: Why don’t you try trading someone a bat with actual value? If you need pitching that badly. Just a thought.

  52. Johnson says:
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    I’m in a 12 mixed keeper. C,1B,2B,3B,SS, OF x3, util, 1450 innings.

    Must keep 5 players in the first 5 rounds. All other players are kept at a 3 round penalty from the previous year. So if Trout was kept as a 14th rd pick this year, next year he is 11th, then 8th the following year.

    I’m the defending champ and have a good team. I’m offered Rollins (top 5), Jorge Soler (19th), and a 23rd rd pick for Jose Reyes (top 5), Osuna (22nd), Schwarber (22nd) and a 6th rd pick. Is Soler worth the over pay? How do you project is upside line vs Schwarber? Views on Osuna?

  53. So I’m at the bar last night and two things: First, I called everyone Yimi all night. It’s my new favorite name. I renamed my neighbours dog Yimi last night too, but she has no idea yet, is my guess…even though I was screaming Yiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiii to her when I got home and she was was barking back, wake wake, wake wake wake, to her owners, maybe she DID get it…
    Oh, and second, the first thing I thought when I saw 5 ribeyes was Jews…

    • PK says:
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      @Wake Up: How is his name pronounced? Yim-ee or Yie-mee? I haven’t watched a Dodgers broadcast that he’s pitched in yet this year.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @PK: PK!!! It’s prolly the Spanglish for Jimmy aka Yimi.

        Cheers,
        Ante

  54. Fungazi says:
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    Buchholz over Paxton? Besides one blow up, looks like he’s had some nice starts.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Meh, I just lost all enthusiasm to do this. Thanks!

  55. Jim says:
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    Please rank
    Marisnek
    Aoki
    Pompey
    Thank you

  56. rotten says:
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    would you cut Tomas for Jake Marisnick?

  57. Kenny says:
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    Keeper question:
    I currently have Souza should I hang onto him , pickup Alex Guerrero or Brantley he was just dropped I have the 1st wavier?

  58. rick says:
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    Trade P Alvarez for either Adams or K Morales?

  59. Jon says:
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    Add Norris over Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Sure

  60. Mikey says:
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    Drop two rodon, Paxton, hutchinson, mccarthy, chase anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mikey: McCarthy, Pax

  61. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey thanks for the update!

    I’m in a 14 team roto league. Wondering if I should start Parades at DH. If I did it would be over Aoki or Pedro.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. Joeg414 says:
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    Would you cut Carlos Rodon for Alex Colome ? Deep mixed non keeper 6×6 daily roto.

  63. Bryan says:
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    Grey, would u trade Travis for Boagerts or Russell. I got Wong at second and Rendon coming back. Only got Iglesis and Santana at ss.

  64. Ll says:
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    Souza or Polanco ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ll: Souza

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @Ll:

      polanco

  65. MooseOutFront says:
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    Re: Chris Davis
    How do you now own him everywhere? You ranked him #37 overall, higher than almost anyone. I thought we were riding this thing together, you and me…

    • MooseOutFront says:
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      @MooseOutFront: “not own him” not “now own him”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MooseOutFront: If I drafted a 1st baseman in the 1st 2 rounds, I wouldn’t have a need for him… If I didn’t and had a need for him, he was taken before I got a chance to draft him

      • dickerson's jock strap says:
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        @Grey: 2nd longest post of year?

      • MooseOutFront says:
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        @Grey: Interesting. As high as you had him I made sure to own him as a UTILITY starter. I got him at pick 77 in the 7th. I already had Abreu at 1B by then so obviously need at 1B wasn’t there for me either. My 1st SP was the following pick, so I’m guessing you would have been going SP a bit earlier than me.

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: he’s explaining the exact same reason i had abreu nowhere last year, as i already had 2 1B types by pick 100 or so.

  66. Toad says:
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    Hey grey! Another week of fantasy baseball!
    H2h pts
    Would you bench any of my OF’ers to start Brett Gardner?

    We start 4 OF’ers:
    I’m starting Giancarlo Stanton, then after Stanton its Corey Dickerson , billy Hamilton & Jason Hayward.
    It sounds heyward is banged up & rosters lock for the week today

    My utility is is josh Harrison who is eligible at OF . On my bench besides Gardner is Jason kipnis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Toad: Heyward

  67. Lo mein is delicious. Great when you first purchase and enjoy it’s savory lusciousness. But after an off season in the frig, often overnight, all of their value developes a disgustingly sweaty excretion. Like puss. But you cannot help but pull back the wire handle again, and again. This is unrealistic expectations. The low mein will never be that good again. Similarly, some twenty five years ago, some of us vets owned Kevin Maas after hitting over 20 homers in around 70 games and was almost AL Rookie of the Year. Won a lot of us fantasy baseballers (thank you Mrs. Albright) championships when we went to the newspaper boxscore every morning and calculated his value. Then he sucked. Year after pathetic year. Like puss. Despite annual desire to own him again and experience what it first was like. To this false sense of confidence I submit Lo Maas as a definition for an unrealistic desire to own a player just because you owned him once. As in: You don’t want to own Justin Verlander, he’s Lo Maas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: That’s not bad, I’ll add it to the list to Rudy…

      • Bro Jackson says:
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        @Grey: Kevin Mass had an all female fan club at Yankees stadium that would flash their boobs basically anytime he did anything. Hooray 90s!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice!

  68. Hondo says:
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    “We should have a glossary term for this unrealistic desire to own a player just because you once owned them”

    Deja Pee Yew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo: Ha! I like it, I’ll add it to the list

  69. Lars says:
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    Yelich or Souza rest of season?

  70. Mike says:
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    John Fogerty called – due to a lawsuit, you’ll need to change your Drew Pomeranz recap to read “Vanz Kant Danz” Sorry!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Ha, my bad!

  71. neogonzo mourning says:
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    Odubel is a Waiver Craver?

    For me the first thing I thought of was Bourjealousy – the feeling I get when I see him steal a base despite drafting him 3 times in the past 5 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @neogonzo mourning: I like bourjealousy, but the problem with terms named after people…What happens if Bourjos breaks out (I know, unlikely)?

      • neogonzo mourning says:
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        @Grey: hahah good one. even I cannot be convinced that will ever happen.

  72. Pinky says:
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    Choose one Addison russell, Cozart, jed Lowrie, Brad miller

  73. val says:
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    Which hitters can I get for L Cain, where I potentially sell high, and do not feel stupid afterwards. Can you suggest some names? H2H, Redraft.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @val: How about just keeping Cain

  74. Steve says:
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    Would you drop Paxton for Rubby?

  75. Bb says:
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    Start archie vs Colorado and t. Wood vs Pitt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bb: What does SON say?

  76. shibboleth says:
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    Betts for DeGrom?

    12 team OPS/QS.

    c- Norris, Plawecki (Gomes)
    1b/CI- Goldschmidt/Adams (Belt)
    2b/MI- Wong/Betts
    3b- Frazier/ Alvarez
    SS – Peralta
    OF- Dickerson, Marte, Ozuna, Melky, Aoki (Arcia, Snider)

    SP- Price, Hamels, Iwakuma, Gio, Hutchinson, Chen,
    RP- Melancon, Reed, McGee, Petit, Qualls, Farquhar, Johnson

    Thanks, Razzball nation!

  77. Birdis says:
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    Drop Khris Davis for Marisnick as my 5th outfielder behind Upton, Cespedes, Myers, & A. Garcia? (RCL League)

  78. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Please rank.

    Pearce, Maxwell, Tomas?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Something tells me there is going to be a lot of DNPs in the Baltimore OF.

  79. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    12-team mixed:
    Dropping Fiers, McCarthy, Hutch, and/or Shoemaker for Marisnick (bench spot), Chase Anderson, and/or Ruby?

    Other 12-teamer:
    Would you drop Eovaldi, Hutch, or Burnett for any/all of those guys too?

    Thank you!

  80. JSF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    12-team Head-to-head mixed league, 3 OF slots and 2 Util. Current outfileders are Soler, Gordon, Werth, Ozuna, Myers. Also have Danny Santana with OF eligibility.

    I’m a little short on steals (even though Rizzo is trying to go 40-40). Marisnick available on the wire (as well as Fowler). Would you drop any of the above OFs to make a switch or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JSF: Werth, Dannys for Marisnick, Fowler

      • JSF says:
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        Thanks Grey,

        Santana is my SS. Drop for Semien, B. Miller or Lowrie?

  81. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey!

    Who won on this trade I just made in my 12 team 15 keeper dyno league:

    My Tulo/Marte/LeMahieu for his Desmond/CarGo/Buxton

    Also I have too many bench bats in the same league, here’s my squad:

    C – Posey
    1B – Votto
    2B – Travis
    SS – Desmond
    3B – Donaldson
    OF – A Jones
    OF – Bautista
    OF – Mookie
    UT – Cain
    UT – C Davis
    Bench: Avasail, Fowler, Span, CarGo, Guererro, Buxton
    DL: Pence, Schoop

    Who do I punt off the island when Pence comes back? I dont want to cut Span or Fowler, but those are the two I am leaning towards…..

      • TualatinTwoStep says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man!

        My staff in the same league is MadBum, Cueto, Alex Wood, Salazar, Heston

        I’ve been offered my Cain SUGAR and Wood for the Shark……thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wood side

  82. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    I have Puig & Yelich on the DL, but I have decent backups. Marisnick is still hanging out there and tempting me. 5×5 with OBP in place of AVG.

    How would you rank Leonys Martin, Jake Marisnick, Brett Gardner?

    Thanks!

  83. Pat says:
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    Springer over Souza for this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Yes

  84. Dommattingly says:
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    Sounds like a case of Rostalgia to me!

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Dommattingly: I like this one.

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      @Dommattingly: Rostalgia gets my vote!

    • BERK! says:
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      @Dommattingly: Dom Mattingly, you are way smarter than your bare-lipped brother! This gets my vote :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dommattingly: That’s solid, I’ll put it on the list

  85. ryanoger says:
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    C-Ramos
    1-Goldy
    2-Kipnis
    3-Longo
    SS-Desmond
    OF- Cruz, Myers, Polanco
    Util- Duda, Chris Davis
    Bench- Melky, Leonys Martín, Heyward
    DL- Rendón

    SP-Kluber, Salazar, deGrom, Arrieta, Alex Wood,
    RP- Rosenthal, F-Rod, Huston, Wade Davis
    DL-Smyly

    1. Need to activate Smyly, who am I dropping to make the move? Heyward?
    2. Avisail Garcia is a FA….worth picking up or hold? Who am I dropping if I make that add?
    3. Shane Greene was dropped….add or hold?

    thanks grey!
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: 1. Melky 2. Hold 3. Hold

  86. Phil of the Future says:
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    Oh, Grey.
    I sit here, looking at my team, wondering why I drafted these schmucks. I think i was poisoned at the draft. Yeah, that must’ve been it. I wasn’t thinking straight.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Hang in there, man! Still plenty of season to go! That said, no time to wallow in the mire! Trim the fat everywhere and anywhere you can find it and move on swiftly!

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Thx, my man.
        If i were to trim the fat right now I’d be left with about three players. FML

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: True. And I am a notorious slow starter. And I have won the last two years. And I am quite strong and handsome.

            Thanks for the pick me up G. Love ya

            P.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, No problem

  87. AYL says:
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    Is there any reason to hold on to Joel Peralta? I’m assuming he’ll be back around the same time as Jansen, in which case he’s useless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AYL: You can lose him

  88. Chicken Dinner says:
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    As for Odubel, sounds like you need a retaining order.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Perhaps you are absence minded.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: Ah, he hit you with Stupid’s Arrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Stupid’s arrow is funny, not sure for this… I think we have better

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, it’s more for when you love a guy regardless of how bad he is. I got hit by it from Oliver Perez back in the day.
        *psychotic twitch followed by deep sobbing* WHY DID HE STOP LOVING ME!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  89. Joe says:
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    If Boxberger was your 5th or 6th closer, would you drop him for Brandon Moss? My offense is a bit banged up, with Joey Bats, Ellsbury, and Puig, but people in my league can overpay for closers, so how confident are we Moss will bounce back some vs. how confident are we McGee is taking Box’s job in a week or two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: I’d go with Moss if I had holes in my lineup

  90. ZachP says:
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    Deep league H2H, which cooling schmotato do I drop for Marisnick, Luis Valbuena or Zack Cozart?

  91. BERK! says:
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    Sing it: “You’re just some ‘dubel that I used to own…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK!: Are you Gotye?

      • BERK! says:
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        @Grey: yeah

  92. Jon says:
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    Add any of these OF over Avisail? I could use some speed on my team.

    Jennings, Rajai, Revere, Marsnick, Odubel, Pagan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Hold

  93. Deep 14team 5×5 roto

    I have been hoarding pitchers, and have no bench as my offense has been slamming but my pitching has been a sore elbow.

    Do I drop any of these guys for Marco or hold?

    Heston, C.Anderson, Happ, Wood, A.Sanchez

  94. Alex says:
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    yimi over clippard ROS?

  95. Eric says:
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    Hey grey!

    In a 12 team obp h2h league with 3b, SS, MI, and CI positions but 4 OF spots

    Would you rather have souza or Jose iglesias ros?

  96. ERad says:
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    Carrasco line was prettay prettay good!

    Drop Shane Greene, Fiers, or Eovaldi for Yimi Garcia? We also use K/9 which has really devalued Greene big time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: Thanks! Greene

  97. Randy Bobandy says:
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    I have to put it out there, that is now a record of 49-86 for Toronto vs Tampa since 2008, 1-6 this season. The ’93 Jays would get shutout in Tampa these days!

  98. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great writeup! Not sure if you remember the trade I was trying to do to pry Kluber from a worried owner after that blowout, but just locked him up on my team for only my Britton and Salazar! Thanks as always for the great advice.

    Anyway, a couple pitching question for you….

    1. Now that Kuma seems to have been pitching injured (possibly the reason for his control issues), do you expect a return to form, or more of the same when he returns?

    2. [Seinfeld voice] What’s the deal with Wood right now? Any concerns?

    Thanks.

  99. Scott says:
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    Who should I keep out of these three?

    Nori Aoki
    Angel Pagan
    Anthony Gose

  100. Whodat says:
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    Would you drop Rollins for Heccavarria?

  101. Schlitz says:
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    Head to head league would you drop Danny Santana or Flores for Brock holt ?

  102. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    hey Grey! which NA roster spot would you stash for a 2015 call up that could be most impactful ROS:
    Seager, Gallo, Giolito ? And who are your Top 3 prospects who u would stash for this year?

    Buxton, Correa, Lindor, Sano, Synd all taken already….thanks!

  103. iifish says:
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    Mantlenick or Enderciarte?

    • rick says:
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      @iifish: Do you mean Marisnick or Inciarte?

      • iifish says:
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        @rick: yeah…and add Pompouspey to the list

      • iifish says:
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        @rick: and I like Morales..

  104. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey, i’m in a 12 team standard yahoo H2H 5×5 league and have a question. Here is my team.
    C D. NORRIS SD
    1B A. PUJOLS LAA
    2B J. KIPNIS CLE
    3B C. DAVIS BAL
    SS A. RUSSELL CHC
    OF M. TROUT LAA
    OF B. HARPER WAS
    OF J. HEYWARD STL
    UTL D. ORTIZ BOS
    UTL S. PEARCE BAL
    BENCH D. SANTANA MIN
    DL A. RENDON WAS

    Should I drop danny Santana since I have Russell at ss? Rendon should be back hopefully by the weekend so I would have to drop someone when he comes back. I never carry more than 1 bench bat so the drop would have to be between Santana and Russell. That 3 rbi double that Russell hit yesterday was off the wall to the opposite field and was 2 feet away from being a grand slam. Just saying, but I like how Russell looks at the plate. I can see thew upside with him. What are your thoughts? Thanks!

  105. Hondo says:
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    I don’t trust Delmon Young.He slags on the Jews but he prefers lefties.The boy ain’t right.Wait,he is.That’s why he only plays part time.

  106. Bammers says:
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    Weekly league lineup questions for you Grey…

    Deep 5×5 roto league
    1. I need to start 2 of (2b and MI) Alex Guerrerro, Johnny Giavotella, or Logan Forsthye. Which 2?

    2. Which 2 SP do I go with this week? Nick Martinez vs Oak, Jared Weaver @ Oak and @ SF, Mike Fiers @ Chc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bammers: 1. Guerrerro, Logan 2. Nick, Jered

  107. Wilsonian says:
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    Got a trade offer that I’m pretty sure I’m rejecting, but wanted to run it by here first:

    I give: G.Cole, A.Miller, Joc
    I get: Carrasco, Cain, A.Russell

    Don’t see how this helps me in any way, but figured I’d anyway.

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

  108. stoopid says:
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    Drop Shane Greene for Rubby?

    10 team 5×5 1500 IP max. Other SP’s are: Kershaw, Scherzer, Ventura, Hutchinson, & Morrow.

    Thanks

  109. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hey Grey your comment on rerostering guys You ever have a guy that just won’t hit while you own him. He slumps you drop he immediately starts hitting pick him back up nothing. After doing this a few times someone else grabs him a bang he hits the rest of the season. How about the guy you try to wait out the slump starts going on a couple months you finally drop him and instantly the guy starts a 15 game hitting streak. You got terms for these.

  110. McNulty says:
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    start Alex Gordon or Semien?

    and Fiers @CHC or Shoemaker @OAK?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @McNulty: Go Fiers here because without any news Shoemaker is on the 15 day DL, at least in Yahoo and his last start was on the 20th, so not eligible to come off yet.

      • McNulty says:
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        @SallyCips:

        he’s starting on Wednesday

        • SallyCips says:
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          @McNulty: It’s an odd situation. In ESPN he’s DTD. In Yahoo he’s on the DL. The last note says bereavement, with nothing else.

          • McNulty says:
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            @SallyCips:

            He’s on the bereavement list which only has a minimum of 3 games. He will start Wednesday

            • SallyCips says:
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              @McNulty: I understand this. What I’m saying is Yahoo has it different and I haven’t read anything further as to why.

              • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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                @SallyCips: yahoo shows NA not DL.

  111. dom says:
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    I know you’re not a Tillman fan, should I drop him (vs CHW this week) for Jesse Chavez (@ TEX)? Hold Kyle Hendricks?

    Any idea of when Andrew Heaney will get called up? Thanks!

    • dom says:
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      @dom: Keep Brandon Morrow over Tillman?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @dom: Morrow

  112. Curtis says:
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    NFBC weekly lineup league, need to start 2 of (a) Finnegan in pen, (b) Paxton @ Hou, (c) May vs ChiSox, and (d) Wandy vs. Sea. Also have 2 Diamondback pitchers (de la Rosa and Hellickson) @ LAD.

    Streamonator says I should start the two DBack pitchers (has them at (2.7) and (2.8)), but Paxton (who is a neg 5.4) feels better for Ks vs. the Astros.

    Thank you sirs.

      • Curtis says:
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        @Grey: Paxton and Hellickson?

  113. Ralph says:
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    i added Chase Anderson and Travis Wood to replace Waino and J Peralta. Drop either for these guys?

    Jeff Locke
    Vance Worley
    Yimi Garcia
    Other RP?

    We use k/9, IP, QS, WHIP, ERA, and Saves

    My staff:
    Anderson
    Wood
    Greinke
    Ross
    Salazar
    Liriano
    Bauer
    Hutchison
    Fires
    Richards
    Car Mart
    Hahn

    RPs
    Street
    Castro
    Ottavino
    Watson

    I got questions, y’all!

    BTW — I had Waino as a keeper in Rd 19, so at least I didn’t exactly pay for him.

  114. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Well hiya,

    Grey, do you realize that every time you write about Marcell Ozuna you get so carried away with lines like “OZUNA hit things,” that you don’t really give any advice on him? What should I make of his shitastic start to the season? Lots of other backup OF possibilities out there while this guy surfs my bench.

    Also, I was using a platoon of Zobrisket and Alcides Escobar at SS (and I love having a guy utility type guy who can play both MI positions like Zo). So now I just have Alicides and space on my roster. Should I go with Owings, J. Iglesias, or Odubel??? And doesn’t Odubel sound like the next big fad in expensive tequila?

    Love yas!

    • Sportive Tricks says:
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      @Sportive Tricks:

      Incidentally, I could have Marisnick, Aoki, or Fowler over Ozuna……

      Still love yas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sportive Tricks: It’s three weeks, doesn’t mean anything on Ozuna… Owings

  115. Fish says:
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    I have Gordon and Travis so I’m looking to move a second baseman. I’m thinking about trying to move Gordon and a pitcher for Adam Jones. How confident are you in Travis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: I’d take Jones

  116. Clint says:
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    So, would you say Iglesias is worth rostering in an 8 team h2h league w/the potential of a Devon Travis or better?

    And on a baseball knowledge note, is dead arm not a big deal or what? All the Lester apologists said no big deal coming out of spring training and now he’s starting out slow as well as Paxton, who’s rumored to have it as well, but Peralta hits the DL for it? Is this a Muppet Treasure Island thing where you’ve got varying degrees of Old Arm, Really Old Arm, and Dead Arm (as opposed to Old Tom, Really Old Tom, and Dead Tom) or what?

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:
      Over in my roto league, I just got Cody Allen & Fiers for the trio of V-Mart, Sergio Romo, & AJ Burnett so I have a spare bench spot to burn. A) What do you think of the trade, I needed a closer bad, and B) Who of the following would you grab for the bench spot:

      bats: Oswaldo Arcia, Khris Davis, Alex Guerrero, Odor
      arms: Gausman, W. Peralta, Happ, Morrow, Peavy, Eovaldi (if I added Peavy, I can DL him & add another body too)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Clint: Trade’s fair… Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Takes a few weeks to get past a dead arm… Iglesias has no power, little speed

  117. vernon says:
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    Grey
    You are the reality champion of fantasy journalism.
    Would you deal Doug Fister Famine (?) for Derek Norris?
    My Staff is:
    F Rodriguez, F Liriano, A Ottavino, G Cole, J Hammel, D Phelps, J Lester, D Fister, A Cashner, J Benoit (R), M Foltynewicz (R), J Broxton (R)

    Catcher situation is:
    K Plawecki, J Pacheco, T d’Arnaud

    Much obliged,
    Vern

    • vernon says:
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      @vernon:
      If it’s not obvious, the league is 10 team NL only, 2 catcher

      • vernon says:
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        @Grey: Rock On G

  118. SallyCips says:
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    I get Dropper’s Remorse all the time. Had it earlier this week when Hutch finally pitched well on someone else’s team. Didn’t want it to happen again so I added Fiers again for his start. Didn’t exactly meet mehxpectations.

    Also, CC didn’t do me any favors for his stream. Worse part I was in a carful of Mehts fans when he imploded.

    Streamers that Delighted (©Tehol) were Harang (was that Friday?) and Nick the Dick Martinez. Think I might hold on Martinez for now.

    What do we call the feeling you get when you’ve been watching a player for awhile and they are picked up by someone else? Saw Guerrero, Marisnick, and Flores all scooped up this morning while I’m still grasping the Dannys of the world. :(

    I need a second cup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: Ha, I hear ya… I’m all ears

  119. poundsand says:
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    Iglesias or Alcides?
    pts leagues
    thx

  120. Xavier says:
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    My $17 Homer Bailey for his $1 Jason Grilli? I need saves, and have M Gonzales, R Montero and Despaigne in the barn waiting to start.No brainer, right?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Xavier: Sounds like it.

  121. Scott says:
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    Iglesias over Cozart?

  122. The Great Knoche says:
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    Stop bashing Strasburg. He’s coming around big time. (Or at least please tell everyone that, Im trying to trade him for a bat in a league where I ended up with him and Kershaw)

    Glossary Term Idea – I harken back to the 1980’s and a movie called Revenge of The Nerds. Every guy out there who has broken up with a girl, and then sees her with another guy thinks as Stan Gable once said, “That’s My Pie!” You could sub in and out words as needed.

    It works really well with yours. Odubel, That’s my Herr Pie

    In my case this year it would be, Chris “That’s my Pie!” Archer

  123. jose says:
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    Rank these three ROS in a standard league:

    Avisail, Kendrys, Marisnick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: You did

  124. phil says:
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    Can you please tell me if Hatcher should be dropped ? Is he done as the closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: Drop him

  125. thomas says:
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    12-team h2h league…

    Drop Brett Lawrie for Jimmy Rollins? (MI spot)

    Drop Will Middlebrooks for Brandon Belt? (CI spot)

    Thank you!

  126. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Grey, my pitching is a mess right now. ERA is over the top with guys like Shoemaker, Paxton etc.

    10 team keeper league 5×5 OBP and K/9

    I dropped McCarthy & Paxton this weekend. Didn’t pick anyone up yet. Do I drop Fiers at this point he gets Chi this week, but is it worth it?

    Thinking about streaming players but Lackey is availble vs Phi and Pit but yikes.. Do I do that? Also, guys like Chase Anderson, Homer Bailey, Drew Hutchinson, AJ Burnett and Jesse Chavez ,low K/9 guys like Nick Martinez

  127. Watching Sportscenter last night it looked like Gio’s night was turned sideways by a boneheaded defensive play.

    With 2 outs, and Mike Stanton caught in a rundown, it appeared Gio would get out of his inning with just 1 ER.

    Somehow the uh, fleet footed? Stanton made it back to 3rd safely. Next batter cleared the bases.

    Pretty much sums up my week – I missed ERA by fractions, largely thanks to Gio. I also lost R and RBI by .14 and .06 respectively, and I’m reasonably sure I would have won both had my Reds (Votto/Bruce/Frazier) and Cub (Soler) and Rockies (Tulo rested Fri, rainout for Tulo/CDIck Sun) actually played the !^(*$^#$*@^ game.

    Agh.

    This was not my week.

    But yeah – Gio got hosed by terrible defense. Nats have to be the biggest disappointment in baseball right now. With that starting 5, they may well be one of the biggest disappointments of all time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucky Dog: I hear ya, Paxton was undone by crap defense too

  128. Bob DiSilvestro says:
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    Clippard actually didn’t pitch badly. He had 3 Ks, an intentional walk, a guy who reached on a routine grounder (because an infielder threw to threw to the wrong base), and a double on a pitch that was out of the strike zone.

  129. Blake says:
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    I have R Braun in my pts league (4pts for HR, 1 pt for 1b, 2pts for 2b, 3pts for 3B, 1 pt for BB, 1 pt for R, 1pt for RBI, 1pt for Steal) but he hasn’t done anything so far. Would you bench him for S Sousa this week?

    Also pick 2 out of these 3 – Pujols, Hosmer, B Butler. I have a U slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: Yes, Souza…. Pujols, Hosmer

      • Blake says:
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        @Grey: butler has been on fire – u don’t like him for the upcoming week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  130. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey:

    Who wins in this H2H pts league trade: Strasberg, Utley, Heyward
    for deGrom, Kendrick, Pence

  131. poundsand says:
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    How would you rank Morneau, Lind, B Butler for pts leagues @ UTIL
    thx

  132. Kid A says:
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    I wonder how long it takes Jackie’s tear-soaked Tristan real-doll to dry out after he reads those Pearce entries.

    Never stop.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: it’s a half scale and waterproof. Bath time!

  133. MikeZ says:
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    Grey —

    Have to drop one of these guys to make room for Salazar. Who would you drop? Shoemaker, Desclafani, Eovaldi. My gut tells me its Eovaldi, but not sure. Thanks.

  134. Green monstah says:
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    Hey grey happy Monday! Great posts!!

    H2h pts format

    W/ puig now on DL , move Hanley Ramirez from SS to OF where he’s also eligible then put Addison Russell at SS or drop Carlos rodon to add a SS; Marcus semien, zach cozart, adeiny hechavarria, odubel Herrera (also can be used at OF as well), jed lowrie, Jhonny peralta.

    My Pitchers are stacked that’s why I mentioned dropping rodon ,

    P- scherzer

    P- Harvey

    P- shark

    P- degrom

    P- Salazar

    P- Shane Greene

    We start 6; here’s my bench; Colin mchugh, Jason hammel, rodon,Jimmy Nelson & iwakuma on DL

    Or add jake marisinick to play at utility over Souza? If I did put han ram at OF if be benching either trumbo, wil Myers or joc pederson , Bryce Harper is staying put we start 4 OF

  135. Dommattingly says:
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    Odubel, Lind, or Fowler as a last bat on the bench? Thanks!

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @Grey: thanks Man!! Good stuff as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  136. Thanks for the notes Grey. Read them every week day and always enjoy Razzball.

    I’m annoyed at Nelson Cruz. He’s clearly exceeding any and all expectations as a Mariner and by all accounts the power is legitimate. The HR/RBI source I drafted — Encarnacion — isn’t hitting yet (.183). Is it crazy to even think about offering up Edwin for Cruz if I can upgrade another position with it?

    For instance, I thought about offering Encarnacion and Miguel Castro for Cruz and Drew Storen. SAGNOF but…

  137. Nojangles says:
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    Got offered Cody Allen for c-mart. It’s a 10 team and plenty of closers on the wire (gregerson, k-rod, glen Perkins) and we do a weekly roto head to head. Sometimes 2 saves for the week will win you the category…

    Deal c-mart or just play the wire?

  138. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Break out your Crown Royal and crack rocks, Joshuaaaaaaa’s back in town. I’m sure he’s going to be a .250 15 homer hitter, but at this point anything will make watching the yawnstipating Rangers more fun. I kept my Hambone mvp t shirt at the far back of my closet just in case this ever happened, still can’t believe it.

  139. Emily Bonerface says:
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    I won my keeper league last year – as a Giants fan, I’ve been conditioned to subsequently reward my overperformers with horrible contracts, so I redrafted a lotta the guys I couldn’t keep. I’ve already dropped McCarthy, Santana, and Fiers, traded away Cutch, and am now looking long and hard at E5. #EveryOtherYear

  140. los locos says:
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    Alex Gordon on waivers…

    I need OF help. Well I just need about everything cause my offense if sputtering besides Hanley. Brantley getting hot, but Cargo and Garcia not doing a thing.

    Who do I drop for Gordon?
    Hosmer
    Guerro
    Travis
    Garcia
    Pollock
    Segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerrero

  141. the swinging says:
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    Been in first in the only rcl I did for prob 90% of the season so far, and I’m just about dead last in era where I’ll for sure make ground.

    How do u decide on the winner? I want that t shirt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See JFOH’s post last week

  142. nick the dick says:
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    Where are all the premature ejaculation puns?

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @nick the dick: They’re cumming shortly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  143. Jack says:
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    Ad-Hech, J-Roll, or M-Sem at SS ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  144. e says:
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    what do you think? jayson werth and matt harvey for my matt kemp.

    i’m thinking no since harvey could be shut down for the h2h playoffs.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs

      • e says:
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        @Grey:
        C- Plawecki/Lucroy
        1B – Jose Abreu
        2B – Neil walker
        3B – Josh Donaldson
        SS – Jean Segura
        OF – kemp
        OF – Shin soo Choo
        OF – melky cabrera
        DL – Hunter Pence

        SP – Scherzer
        SP – Degrom
        SP – Sonny Gray
        SP – drew smyly
        SP – Shoemaker
        SP – Chase anderson
        SP – Joe kelly
        SP – RA Dicker

  145. Swfcdan says:
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    2 player BLOCKBUSTER deal in.

    Deal Miggy ($41) for Dread Pirate ($36)

    Need an OF and have cornermen to spare. Could use Cutch’s speed too but will he run? Think I need something else back if I do this you agree? OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: I need OF’s so if I got Saunders too would that change anything? How much different do you value Cutch and Miggy right now?

    • Fuld Face Up says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      I think I’d prefer the formerly-dreaded one, actually. But it probably depends on needs… I might ask him for another small piece though.

  146. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    ROS in standard roto: Marisnick or Guerrero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  147. Swfcdan says:
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    Now with Waino’s injury there’s no question C-Mart keeps his rotation spot all year? You digging C-Mart? Added a changeup this offseason and looks lasty so far, definate breakout potential.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: You not high on C-Mart? He looks filthy, in more ways than one.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s pitching above his head

  148. Boomer19 says:
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    I like rostalgia so far. In our league we call it Tainted Love. For numerous reasons but things but one explanation is that things taint what they used to be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s not bad

  149. CMUTimmah says:
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    Sell high on Carpenter? I need to clear space for Rendon to step into the 3B role, and I think he’ll fetch more than Wong/Josh Harrison.

    Looking to get Garret Richards and Semien. Richards to replace Waino going down the draino, and Semien for swiss army ability.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Wong

  150. phil says:
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    Will McGee get his job as closer back once he is back from inj?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely

  151. TarmanGotHim says:
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    In a non Holds league, standard H2H, 12 Team 5X5, I have 2 parts and Tony Watson.

    I was offered Descflari for Watson.

    Accept?

  152. Goose! says:
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    12 team Keeper head to head Yahoo league. Wainwright would cost a 5th to keep. Do I stash or trash?

  153. el diablo says:
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    Is Fiers done? can he be dropped?

    I already dropped Pax & Mr Home Run McCarthy.. Need to pick up 3.

    Not much on waivers..

    Hutch, Bailey, Burnett, Martinez, Timmy Jims, Chase Anderson Chavez Wood, rUBBY, Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch, Chase, Wood

  154. ERad says:
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    Hold Jose Ramirez one more week or drop for Holt, A-Hech, or Flores

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores

  155. val says:
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    Cain and Kazmir for G Cole and Semien? Redraft, h2h. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  156. Ron says:
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    Sooo why are we all holding on to Rodon? Him or De LaRosa ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

  157. I picked up Odrubel for you. The fact that he can play both MI and OF makes him kinda ownable, and Fuld has the day off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  158. Guillermo says:
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    H2H points league- I have Dickerson, J. Upton, Tu Novio Giancarlo, Springer, & Joc Pederson in the OF. I picked up Billy Butters last week for DH. I feel like I’m stacked, but Kole Calhoun and Alex Gordon are free agents and they’re calling to me. Who do you like the rest of the way? Moobs, Kole, or Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole

  159. Monkey Shines says:
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    What’s the go-foward outlook for Jesse Hahn. Who has more value? Him or Will Middlebrooks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples and oranges

      • Monkey Shines says:
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        Yeah, lazily worded question. Is that a fair trade in an NL only league? Hahn had a nice K rate last year, but it’s Doug Fister like this year. Not sure what to make of him.

  160. dickerson's jock strap says:
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    I hope they DL heyward

  161. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Is Kennys Vargas a drop?

    I wanted to be patient with him like Danny Santana, but they’re both hurting me big time. Fell in love with Kennys last year, and having a hard time letting him go.

    You think drop Kennys for Cron, but Cyclops monocle?

    How much longer you giving Danny also?

    Thanks as always.

    P.S. The Delmon Young blurb HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Go Cron, think have to start looking elsewhere on Santana… Thanks!

  162. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Today’s post was especially hysterical Grey, awesome! Do you like Avisail or Marisnack more ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Avisail

  163. scrotchs says:
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    I have haren, happ, and lackey in a weekly deep points league.. should all 3 be streamers or is 1-2 worth a regular roster spot?

    I am looking to drop 1-2 of them for Feldman and/or Garza for week 5.

    Thanks!

  164. Carnac says:
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    A: ZERO

    Q: How many BB does Dannys have in 65 PA this year?

    • Carnac says:
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      Ok everyone, I’m taking bets: who will be the first of these guys to take a BB this year?

      Danny Santana
      Aramis Ramirez
      Marlon Byrd

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Carnac: Did Trumbo get one? I chose him last week

        • Carnac says:
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          Trumbo walked yesterday. After the game his teammates threw him a shower in honor of his first steps!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA!

  165. Does Ubaldo seem streamable? Feels like it. Nick Martinez also available, but I’m sure the moment I pick him up he will give up 6 runs in 3 2/3rds. Shoemaker’s season has gotten off on the wrong foot but he should turn it around. I’m just not sure when that will be happening.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: I wouldn’t touch either

      • @Grey:

        I ended up finding Hahn available, dropped Kennedy (I was smart enough not to start him yesterday)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  166. Jim says:
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    Ok, I’m going to drop Aoki for Marisnek. i need to use some precious FAAB $ to get him. Can you tell me is it close between the too, or should I bid more aggressively?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: It’s close

  167. Guillermo says:
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    Deja d’oh?

  168. And is Rollins just donzo do you think or can he at least hit .240-.250 still? I don’t like him but as long as he’s hitting leadoff on a good hitting team he’s kinda interesting since I don’t really have a MI on that team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: I don’t think he’s donezo

      • @Grey:

        OK, Waiver claim in on Rollins. He’s still got speed and power, just needs to hit .240 not .180.

  169. Jojo says:
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    14 team 5×5 league: Would you deal d Travis for d Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jojo: Prolly not

  170. rick says:
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    Traded Stanton and Travis for Rizzo and JUp. Getting beat up by friends.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rick: Sounds solid

  171. royce! says:
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    I could have sworn you asked for suggestions for a similar glossary term a while ago…I think I suggested “premature defenestration.” Maybe that was for when you drop someone and they go on a tear? Anyhoo, SON really doesn’t like either of these, but which would you play in a 12 team league: Happ @ TEX or Bradley v. COL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Hmm… Don’t remember okaying that term… Maybe Rudy shot it down, it’s not in the glossary… Archie

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Oh, no, I don’t think y’all liked it, it was just what I had suggested. The comments above using variations on the “premature” theme just reminded me of it. I browsed the glossary and couldn’t figure out what term it regarded, though I didn’t look too closely.

        Archie seems scary but I’m so YOLO

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          YOLO!

  172. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Tim Beckham has been an under the radar guy for me especially against lefties. That always seem to end after your write ups fun while it lasted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  173. DB (no not that kind) says:
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    unrealistic desire to own a player who’s not that good just because you owned him once:
    Nostalgitis
    Second Guess Syndrome
    Retrolove
    Break up sex
    Blindsight
    IWantYouBack
    Deprsso Love

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not feeling these

      • DB (no not that kind) says:
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        @Grey: yeah I should have pared it down but now maybe it’s a Texas Hamilton

  174. dem ribbies says:
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    Picked up Flores. In a weekly, do I put Reyes on the bench until he’s well enough to bat switch again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  175. Blind Squirrel says:
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    GREY, thoughts on Picking up A. Guerrero and J. Marisnick over anyone else on my team? I feel like I’m going to miss the boat on these guys if I don’t grab them soon. Obviously, worried about Guerrero’s playing time, but he doesn’t seem to have to play much to product (I know it is early).
    Anyway, here is my team, our scoring, etc. and I’ll await your thoughts and the thoughts of others.

    Thanks..

    YAHOO H2H–Usual 5×5 cats—redraft league—–NO BENCH POSITIONS
    C: Stephen Vogt
    1B: Freddy Freeman
    2B: Jose Altuve
    SS: Ian Desmond
    3B: Miguel Cabrera
    OF (4): Matt holliday, J.D. Martinez, Melky Cabrera, Mark Trumbo
    Util (3): Lucas Duda, Yasmani Tomas, Adeiny Hechavarria
    SP (6): Jon Lester, Jeff Samardzija, Sonny Gray, Shane Green, Bartolo Colon, Dallas Keuchel
    RP (3): Craig Kimbrel, Adam Ottavino, Luke Gregerson
    P: Jeurys Familia DL (5): Jose Fernandez, Yan Gomes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Tomas and Adeiny

      • Blind Squirrel says:
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        @Grey:

        Curious on your thoughts on Dropping Melky over Adeiny?

        I’m struggling to hold on to Melky, but wouldn’t mind knowing if there is a reason I should?

        THanks..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Adeiny’s not very good

  176. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey:

    Thanks for the Yimi heads up. I have a couples shares now.

    A couple weekly lineup questions:

    OBP league utility this week: Duda or A Rod?

    Better RP as an SP this week: Pomeranz Vs TEX or Santiago Vs SF

    Thanks buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda…Pom

  177. Baseball says:
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    Would you trade Britton for any of the following players

    Liriano
    Nelson
    Odorrizi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  178. Wilsonian says:
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    Trying to drop Reed for Odorizzi, but I’m 6th on the waiver list, so I doubt I’ll get him. DeSclafini and Volquez are also on waivers. If I lose out on the Reed drop for Odorizzi, would you dump Reed and Rodon for both of those guys, or Reed for one of them? Rotation currently looks like this:

    SP: Scherzer, Archer, G.Cole, Samardzjia, A.Wood, Bauer, Streamer Spot
    RP: Cishek, Papelbon, Miller, Soria, Grilli, Reed, Rodon (no SP eligibility)

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, both SPs

  179. Tommy R. says:
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    10-team roto league.

    Rollins was killing me at SS so I stuck Russell there and now he’s killing me.

    Drop Rollins for J. Lowrie?

    Also, I have Gomez, Bats and Heyward now missing games with ailments. Need a stop-gap.

    Marisnick, Guerrero, Span, Gordon, A. Garcia, Tomas, Eaton, Choo, etc. are all available. Any two you’d recommend?

    Thanks Grandmaster Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Rollins… Marisnick, Avisail

  180. SF says:
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    HI Grey,

    Would you drop Shoe to stash Marco Gonzales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  181. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Glossary:
    Jock Itch….Because its Fucking annoying when that happens

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: So maybe Drop Itch instead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  182. dem ribbies says:
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    Do you have a glossary term for a pitcher that goes 5.2 IP getting pulled 1 batter short of a QS?

    My rotation seems to think 17 outs is job done. ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, check glossary

  183. steven says:
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    12 team, 5×5, redraft (20 player teams, + DL spot)

    I saw something similar posted earlier but figured I’d ask here anyways…

    Trade
    Wil Myers and S. Greene
    for
    Archer?

    Earlier post had JDMartinez and S Greene for Archer; you stated Archer, but it’s fair.

    Same answer here? Or do you value Myers for than JDMartinez?

    Thanks

      • steven says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        Thanks MP.

        I was referencing an earlier post that Grey had commented on (wrt JD; it had JD and Greene for Archer; Grey responded with Archer, but it’s fair).

        I have Myers, but not JD.

        Would you deal Myers and Greene for Archer?

        • @steven: I really like Myers and have him for the first time this year on my team.I am not a big fan of trading bats for arms..Lets see what Grey says before you make a move..

          • steven says:
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            @Malicious Phenom:

            Understood. Your general rule holds true to what Grey teaches also (i.e., don’t trade bats for arms, in general). He also teaches often, not to trade for expensive arms.

            Myers is a bit of a luxury right now, as I picked up Brantley from the WW, and have the following…

            OF – AJones
            OF – Harper
            OF – Brantley
            UTIL – Encarnacion

            (Miggy is at 1B)

            In this case, I’m thinking that Archer is the breakout SP this year so I’m tempted to try and pry him away; I’m not even sure he’s available though.

            Maybe the best move is to hold.

            Thanks for your thoughts. Much appreciated to get some other opinions.

            • @steven: I had Brantly last year for the first and only time, I think he is a one year wonder, especially with that bad back..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer, it’s fair

  184. J-FOH says:
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    Im gonna portmanteau that you’ll hate

    quixotearning

    quixlust

    enjoy the pearce ribbing glad to get a shout out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not feeling those

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I knew that before i wrote them

  185. steven says:
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    12 team, 5×5, redraft (20 player teams, + DL spot)

    A couple of other potential trade targets would be
    Strasburg or Carrasco.

    Would a combo like SGreene and Wil Myers (Myers is currently on my bench) for either be fair? Do you prefer Carrasco over Strasburg?

    I’m in first place but weak in pitching.

    • Cram It says:
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      @steven: I don’t think that combo would be enough to net either of those pitchers. The old “take my worst SP and bench bat so I lose nothing, for your good player” routine.

      • steven says:
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        @Cram It:

        I can see your point here Cram. Thanks for the comment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair for you, take Stras

      • steven says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks

  186. METS GO TO 6 MAN ROTATION:

    by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:04 AM ET

    As pitcher Matt Harvey continues to recover from the Tommy John surgery that sidelined him last year, the Mets will take a cautious approach to keeping their ace healthy, experimenting with six-man rotations in order to ensure Harvey keeps his start total right around 30 this season, per Newsday.

    The report says the Mets’ plan is to try and keep Harvey at 30 starts, with no more than 32 during the regular season. To that end, New York will temporarily switch to a six-man rotation and call up Rafael Montero to start Tuesday against the Marlins.

    Harvey is 4-0 with a 3.04 ERA in four starts and is averaging 6 2/3 innings, a pace that would put him at 200 innings for 30 starts or 213 innings for 32 by the end of the season — more than the 180 to 190 the Mets had planned for the pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense

    • tone DEAF! says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:
      Is Montero worth a spot start stream @ the Marlins? Marlins haven’t been really hitting anything lately.

  187. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Mets going to a six-man rotation to save Harvey’s arm.

    He’s going to love that…..

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Yet they left him out there against the Yankees to go for the CG when the game was well in hand. Can’t make sense of any of what they’re saying/doing.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah, sounds like lip service. No way he allows it. He has his routine and that’s how it goes. He knows they don’t want to lose him.

        If I had to build a MLB team around someone, it would be him. Definition of competitor. No one wants or believes they are going to win more than him.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Agreed. He’s an absolute bull dog. Completely focused on dominating without the overt emotional B.S.

  188. JoeCool says:
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    Eaton or Inciarte?

    • JoeCool says:
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      @JoeCool:

      6×6 OPS league btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

      • JoeCool says:
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        @Grey:

        New important question. Eaton is 5th OF. I have Lucroy on DL and Caleb Joseph doing the catching. Salty optioned, drop Eaton for Realmuto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          5th OF out of 5 OFs?

          • JoeCool says:
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            @Grey:

            OFs are Dickerson, B Ham, Alex Gordon, Werth, Eaton.

            Caleb Joseph catching and Lucroy on DL

            1 C, 3 OF playable. 6×6 OPS

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You don’t need 5 OFs

  189. Greyismyhero says:
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    Good stuff as usual Grey!!!

    Wong/Dozier ROS?

    Drop Paxton for C. Anderson?

    Thanks!

  190. Jim says:
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    Would you drop Travis wood, Iwakuma or chase Anderson for Jesse Chavez?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jim: Wood….but your better off streaming that spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

  191. mzyptlk says:
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    I was offered Soler for Pollock. Good trade?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @mzyptlk: Ha..is it April 1st?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler side

  192. Awesome Auger says:
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    “Like walking up to the chalkboard in middle school?” made me choke on my coffee a little bit… hysterical

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  193. Bryan says:
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    Grey, i looked at SON ,would u Start Nelson at Cin?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Bryan: Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  194. Rodney says:
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    Grey,

    Tomas or Guerrero in a keeper league? I have Tomas on my bench. Wondering if I should drop him for Guererro. I could use the hitting help this year too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerrero

  195. JP says:
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    Any faith that Beltre or Braun will turn it around and meet preseason expectations?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @JP: Beltre, probably. Braun, probably not.

  196. Running Frog says:
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    10 team ESPN 5×5 Auction keeper with $260 budgets

    I have room for two of these guys on my bench, and they would have $10 salaries in 2016, then $15 in 2017, then $20 in 2018 and so on (no commitment, could drop when desired). I need no production from any of them this year. Purely bench stashes for future bargain.

    Correa, Lindor, Gallo, Sano.

    Which two would you stash?

  197. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    prince fielder and mark trumbo for corey dickerson

    which side?

  198. Aero says:
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    Anyone watched much Angels ball? Pujols is off to a slow-ish start – ok power, but low AVG and OBP. It’s early, for sure, but I don’t remember him being this slow of a starter. Is he coming down with a case of the olds?

    In a league where can only play 2 RPs, I have Casilla, Wade Davis, and Rodon. Drop any for Yimi?

    Is Shane green a wait-and-see or has he turned in to a pumpkin and should be dropped for the likes of Rubby, Hutch, Anderson, EO, Jimmy Nelson, Hahn, T Wood? Current staff is Arrieta, A Wood, Salazar, C-Mart, Iwakuma. Thanks! Great writeup as usual.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Aero: Greene is everyone’s hero, the pearl that they got for nothing. He has one bad start, and you all want to kick him to the curb. Cracks. Me. Up.

      • Aero says:
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        @Cram It: Heh, I hear ya. I haven’t got to watch much baseball this year for various reasons so no first hand knowledge on how he passes the eyes test. I have seen Grey talk about him in a mixed way, so thought I’d ask. If you have any insight as to his actual skill, I’d love to hear it Cram. You are often insightful when breaking guys down.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Aero: He has 5 pitches. None of them are particularly dominant pitches. Much of his success tends to come from his cutter/slider combo; where they both have somewhat similar movement, but have different velo’s. He’s not a soft tosser and has very good control but he shouldn’t K guys at the rate he did last year. He’s a good pitcher, on a good team, with a good defense behind him. I have no idea what happened last game. Didn’t see him. Maybe he just didn’t have his stuff. It happens. But I’m not dropping him anytime soon.

          • Aero says:
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            @Cram It: Thanks for the scouting report. Much appreciated. Do you have any gems to offer on Pujols start to the year? I default to presuming he’ll be fine, but if you’ve seen him play I’d be interested to hear if he looks off so I can cash in on his name value if possible.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Aero: Nah, haven’t seen Pujols. Not that I’d be able to tell anything anyway from a game or two. It’s early is all I can say!

              • Aero says:
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                @Cram It: Yep, thanks again Cram.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon for Yimi…Greene for Wood

  199. Bill says:
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    Outstanding work as usual Grey!!!

    Head to head ROS. Span, Marisnick or Rusney?

    Thanks and if we are voting, I vote Rostalgia!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  200. Nojangles says:
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    Got an offer of hunter pence and David wright (who I might drop) for c-mart.

    It’s a 10 team roto head to head weekly.

    My current 4th OF is either dex fowler or Alex Gordon.

    Staff is: a.wood/archer/arrieta/kluber/Salazar/degrom/c-mart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  201. Jon says:
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    Grey and staff,

    Its a points league. Saunders is off the DL. I need to drop either K Davis, Saunders, or Yasmany?Who should I drop? Also who should I put on the bench its a weekly league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Saunders

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Cool did it hope it works out for the best! Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  202. Basement Artie says:
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    Michael Morse remorse.

  203. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    would you drop AV.GARCIA or Y.TOMAS for any of these FAs
    C.CARTER(would have to clear waivers)
    A.LIND
    D.SANTANA
    K.DAVIS
    D.FOWLER
    O.ARCIA
    J.REDDICK
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas for Fowler

  204. Bob says:
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    roto 6×6 with OPS

    would you drop Melky or gardner to pick up Leonys Martin?

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob: or Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  205. alcohol abuser says:
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    14 team keeper. Standard categories minus AVG add OPS and Ks. QS instead of W for pitching.

    Would you send Wil Myers and Samardzija for Strasburg?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  206. **** Made a big update a few minutes ago to PA/AB projections and % Start projections. May want to double-check your lineups. FYI, I’m in 3 DraftKings contests tonight including the $150K Payoff Pitch! ***

  207. ERad says:
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    Anyone else’s site keeping jumping to the top? Even after it’s loaded

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not for me

    • Fastpitch says:
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      @ERad: Tes. on Jb post

  208. Bb says:
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    Souza or Polanco ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  209. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Back to that Tony Watson trade.

    Guy said I could choose one of the following…

    Hughes, Anibal, Quintan, Desclafari

    Obvious choices are Hughes, Sanchez, and Desclfari.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  210. J-FOH says:
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    Glossary term: Gary

    As in stop being such a Gary. Gary is the pathetic main charter from Last American Virgin. His expectations are unrealistic for that whore he desired that screwed him over in the end.

  211. Grey, hey man, just an observation..You seem to be high on Travis Wood this year..I don’t get it, last year his ERA was over 5 and whip 1.500 for the season! You think he has a solid year or is he someone to ride now, even though he has only 1 QS out of 3 starts..Just curious cause he is a FA in my league..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not that high on him, around a top 60 SP right now in my mind…

  212. J-FOH says:
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    The Hoes is up G…are you down?

  213. reese says:
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    5×5 12 team keeper mixed – need a fill-in for yelich – Reddick, ethier josh Hamilton or markakis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  214. Ray says:
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    Drop Devon Travis, Headley or Belt for Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  215. kinslerismyhero says:
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    davis, kinsler desmond, or rizzo bogie valbuena?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  216. The Tucker says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    Quick trade question, 14-team H2H, start three OFs plus two utils.

    I just traded McCutchen for Brantley and my other OF’s are pretty weak — Wil Myers, Michael Saunders.

    I can flip my Wacha for Ryan Braun (my pitching is above average). What do ya think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Braun

      • The Tucker says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Just accepted it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  217. Random Collmenter says:
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    Drop Fiers, Hammel, or Travis Wood for Rubby? You like Rubby more than Chase Anderson ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers… Anderson a bit more, but basically a toss up

  218. Jack says:
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    Wacha + A. Wood too much to pay for Kluber?

    Drop D. Santana for Kipnis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much…Go Kipnis

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: With Kluber giving up 6 ER tonight do you still think it’s a win for me to give up A. Wood and Wacha for him in a 10 teamer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See if you can get him cheaper

          • Jack says:
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            @Grey: Teh guy with Kluber only needs SP’s and the only other SP’s I have are either on DL or just coming off DL or Carrasco. I’d love to be able to offer less given tonight’s performance, but I can’t. I guess the question is, do you think Kluber will still be a top 10 pitcher ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  219. Mike says:
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    Which side would you take?

    Bryant-Shields or JD Martinez-Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  220. Home Run says:
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    Hey master grey!

    Weekly lock, h2h pts

    Sit either wil Myers or trumbo in OF for Souza?

    Utility Addison Russell, or add any of these for week 4 utility :

    Melky Cabrera (this goes to OF Q) sit either wil Myers or trumbo for the melk man or put at utility?

    Then there’s Alex Guerrero, Jimmy paredes, Josh reddick, leonys Martin, Andre eithier, obdubal Herrera .

    Or keep trumbo/Myers in there & Souza at utility? I was thinking of benching trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo… Forget Melky…

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Just curious about why you’re so down on Melky this season. Seems he’s often on the short list, is it injury potential, do you just not like his name or is there something more?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He has no real power or speed, just a counting stats guy

  221. Jason Morgan says:
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    Do you expect Papelbon to be traded soon? And does that make Giles an instant pickup for a team needing saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In July

    • @Jason Morgan: by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
      Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:41 AM ET

      The Phillies are trying to convince the Red Sox to trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon, according to the Boston Globe.

      Such a deal could make sense for Boston considering that current closer Koji Uehara has lost a bit of velocity and owns an uncharacterstic 4.15 ERA with two runs and five hits allowed in his last 2 1/3 innings.

      Papelbon, on the other hand, has been lights-out. He is 4-fof-4 in save opportunities and had not yielded a run until Sunday. He is also quite familiar with pitching at Fenway, having served as the Red Sox closer from 2006 through 2011. Papelbon is one of only a handful of major league closers that have maintained that role for more than a few years.

      • steven says:
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        They would likely do it if the Phils throw in Hamels

  222. Yabu says:
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    7×7 roto, pitching stats include QS and K/9:
    Jesse Chavez is available — drop Chase Anderson, Hector Santiago, Miguel Gonzalez, or Chris Heston for him? Or stand pat?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hector

  223. Ron says:
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    Points league with -1 for K’s.
    Side A: Holliday, Zimmerman and Segura
    Side B: Pujols, Alcides and Richards (SP)

    Which side would you go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  224. WThothot says:
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    12-Team, 6×6 (OPS/Holds) Keeper (9) League

    Traded my Soler + Odorizzi for his Arrieta + J. Soria (after he turned down the same trade offer with Billy Hamilton instead of Soler). He probably got the best end of this deal on paper, but my team has, by a mile, the best bats in this league, Soler’s wasted on my bench, and my closers are all brain-freezes.

    Someone please judge me.

    • WThothot says:
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      @WThothot:

      (H2H league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds reasonable

      • WThothot says:
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        @Grey:

        thx for the feedback; feel like Soler will end up Top 20 ROS now because I got rid of him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  225. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey, forgive me if this has been asked already, I can’t search on my phone and my work computer doesn’t like you guys.

    Would you start T Walker against the Rangers tonight? He’s on waivers in my league. I’d probably have to drop Twats or Carlos Rodon to make room. Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: that’s what I thought you’d say! Now I’m gonna watch and hope he gets rocked.

        But if he’s cruising in the 5th I’m picking his ass up for the 3rd time this season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Braun’s out today, btw

          • Project Merkin says:
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            @Grey: hmmm, how does that help me?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thought you asked about him, guess it was someone else

              • Project Merkin says:
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                @Grey: psh I wouldn’t draft him. I draft for you, Albright

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice!

  226. dem ribbies says:
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    Sell high on Votto or should we be happy to roll w/ him this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

  227. Project Merkin says:
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    Question for everyone (including you Grey)

    Is anyone stashing Josh Hamilton??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • @Project Merkin: I am, what do you have to lose, unless of course there are way better bats on your FA list..

      I think he rebounds well in Texas and if not you just cut him and PU someone else..

      He should be ready to go mid May..

  228. JoeCool says:
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    New important question. Eaton is 5th OF. I have Lucroy on DL and Caleb Joseph doing the catching. Salty optioned, drop Eaton for Realmuto?

  229. The Fridge says:
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    Drop Shoemaker for Rubby or Jesse Chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

  230. rick says:
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    Bauer, A Bradley, DeSclafini. Rank order please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, DeScl

  231. Basement Artie says:
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    Apologies for reposting this. In response to the vocabulary contest:

    Michael Morse Remorse

    When do I get my prize?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone had the same thought, not loving it

  232. Bob says:
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    Roto 6×6 with OPS

    Would you sit Ryan Braun until something good happens? Was thinking of using hittertron for matchups to choose from Melky, Gardner, Ozuna, Gordon instead. I keep trotting him out there and nada, wondering if it’s better to just sit him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Braun

  233. Basement Artie says:
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    Got offered Danny Salazar for Wil Myers. Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, I prefer Myers

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

  234. Brett says:
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    My catcher is Vogt 1b is hosmer 3b Machado ci belt utility is Souza wieters on my bench.

    Trade Vogt for Carlos Santana? Santana is not catcher eligible so would need to bench belt and pick up a catcher like plawecki. Until wieters is back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  235. Nathan says:
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    I’m carrying too many hitters right now, but none of them are really droppable at the moment. I can only play 2 of Longoria, Wong, Devon Travis, Marisnik, Polanco.

    Who out of those guys would you look to trade for a pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Longo, Wong

  236. herschel says:
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    @Grey: re: glossary term – spoiled milk. you know its gone bad, but instead of dumping it down the sink, you smell it and put it back in the fridge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  237. nightpandas says:
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    Yelich / Souza vs. Bruce / Revere

    This year mainly….Bruce and Yelich were keepers coming in to this year.

    Which Side you like?

    1. this year 2. next

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza for both

  238. sniff test says:
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    Is Lackey a top 5 stream today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that what SON says?

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah SON has him at $25

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • sniff test says:
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            @Grey: yeah that is what SON says. Does that jive with you?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t even know who he’s facing

  239. J-MoneyIV says:
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    Term Suggestion:
    Crownyism

    Which ARI pitcher do you like better with QS as an added category?
    Anderson or de la Rosa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better… Anderson

  240. KarlJ says:
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    Grey
    My SP depth is insane this year and Santana has been killing me so I traded C Martinez yesterday for Wilmer Flores. Did I sell too low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too low

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Grey:

        Oh well. Even though it’s an 11 teamer it’s a pretty shallow league with quality arms on the wire like Chase Anderson and Rubby. Have Greinke, Harvey, Carasco, Ross, Liriano, Bauer so C Martinez wasn’t starting for me most weeks
        Thanks!

  241. Wilsonian says:
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    I have Vogt right now at catcher. I don’t trust him to last. He’s a 30-something year old journeyman. Zunino and Norris are available – do I swap for one of them? Yanny Gomes is on the DL for me.

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  242. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Grey, was offered Goldy/Andrus for Bautista/C-Mart/Pineda. 12-team league, 7×7 – XBH/SB(net)/OBP & QS/SV+HD/L.

    Already have Rizzo and Hosmer at 1B/IF spots, Bogaerts and Iglesias at 3b/SS spots and J-Up, A Jones, Garcia and Marisnick in the OF. As for SP’s, shipping C-Mart/Pineda would leave me with: Carrasco/Arrieta/Miller/Bradley/McHugh as my core with Anderson/Shoemaker/Aaron Sanchez as flyers.

    The contingent offer is to take out Andrus and replace with Hector Rondon/O’Day/Hughes (which could useful in the Saves+Holds league).

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side, but doesn’t seem to make sense for you

      • Cutch's Dreads says:
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        @Grey:

        Does this counter make a little more sense:

        Bautista/C-Mart/Pineda for Goldy/J Nelson/Rondon (or Hughes)

        or if I could get him to bite on one or both of Shelby Miller or Archie Bradley, does that make more sense?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Goldy side

  243. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Premature ejockulation….had to do it

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: This ones for you Nick

      • nick the dick says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: Now we’re cooking with fire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  244. The Fridge says:
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    Jesse Chavez over Taijuan Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  245. Five-On-One says:
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    What is Longo worth these days…

    Longo for Wong?
    Longo for Travis?

    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo in each

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I’m looking to get a 2B. What about Alex Guerrero for either Wong or Travis. Would you do neither? either or both? Which is better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re trading a 2B for a 2B?

          • Five-On-One says:
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            @Grey: Guerrero does not qualify at 2B in CBS leagues, only OF (played 3 games there last year) for now. Will probably qualify for 3B in another week or three (he need five more games there). So no, not trading a 2B for a 2B. I need to acquire a 2B and have extra in the OF (CarGo, OZUNA, Bruce, Pederson, Snider, Jennings and Guerrero) and at 3B (Frazier and Longo). Don’t think Snider and Jennings are worth all that much. Thoughts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, gotcha… So you’re trading Guerrero for Travis or Wong? Take either, Wong first

  246. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey,

    You liked Weiters at the beginning of the season, so I’m DLing him with Ramos in my C spot, but this “no timetable” junk is scaring me. You cool with rolling with Ramos and DL stash someone else?

    I swear this is the first catcher question I’ve asked in 5 years

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped Wieters in one 15-team league already

  247. Joeg414 says:
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    Happy Babe Ruth Day to All; I have Pompey, K.Vargas , D.Jennings and just picked up J.Maxwell. I would like to cut one to pickup hot hitting J.Largares. But which one to cut ? I think Maxwell.
    6×6 mixed daily roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maxwell

  248. 'Topes says:
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    LaRoche or R Zimmerman in a league with AVG, OBP and K’s (against hitters)?.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  249. Oppo taco says:
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    Thoughts on Alex colome? Drop Paxton or d fowler for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold Pax for another start there… Fowler and Colome are apples and oranges

  250. hondo says:
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    Did somebody turn the Grey filter on?

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo: That was weird.I signed in and none of Grey’s posts were showing.I refreshed(the browser) and everything is normal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: I derped.I l went from my office PC to my laptop that I signed on with this morning before you had answered anything.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, oops

  251. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, better start this week?

    murphy – 3 @ mia, 4 vs was
    valbuena – 3 @ sd, 4 vs sea

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  252. Bryan says:
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    Thinkin of selling Vogt now, is Sal Perez worth it in a trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Bryan says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  253. hondo says:
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    FWIW.I’d check to make sure the Orioles-White Sox game doesn’t get cancelled due to the riots.They’ve already cancelled all events at the colleges in the surrounding counties(not that these are college students).

  254. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Pearce benched again. This is why I didn’t draft him. Picked him up hoping for the best. It’s a pretty deep league with a $6 add charge so I was surprised by the quick hook. One week til I do the same.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Sky’s not too happy i’m sure. It’s hard to ryan ludwick around for a while.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’ve hopped on the hit Paredes so I’m dealin

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @Sky: that’s working for sure now.

  255. Jacks says:
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    For the week, 4X4, can you help me pick 2 (position doesn’t matter) of these 4?

    Hosmer
    Alex Guerrero
    Avisail Garcia
    Braun

    Also, right now I have Rendon in lineup instead of Lawrie. Thinking Rendon will be back Thurs or Friday and that’s better than a full week of Lawrie. Agree? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Avisail… I don’t agree with Rendon over Lawrie

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Followed your advice to the letter, including Lawrie in for Rendon. At least I know with Hoz, Garcia and Lawrie I’m gonna get full slate of ABs. And that’s key.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  256. Joeg414 says:
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    I asked earlier about cutting Carlos Rodon for Alex Colome, was advised no. But, what about cutting either Pomeranz or Happ for Colome. Or Hold. Thanks. 6×6 daily mixed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  257. KarlJ says:
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    Semien is also sitting on the wire. Worth grabbing and dropping someone like Fiers, Shoemaker or Addison Reed? As previously mentioned I just traded for Flores and have Santana on my bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoe

  258. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    clippard was a good closer that one year in WAS too, so those managers would have to not be able to remember 3 years ago (or two was it), which might be another issue for some.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  259. rick says:
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    Alex Wood and Dickerson for Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  260. Pager24 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    which side do you like better?

    Longo, Avisail, Carlos Martinez for Strausburg & Bryant

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras

  261. chad says:
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    Which side do you prefer?
    A. Lester and Arenado
    B. Arrieta and Jose Reyes
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado