The Orioles are on pace to give up 1,776 home runs, because they’re close to our nation’s capital, and that is a great figure, a historic number.  A cannot be imitated — help me out here, Captain Lou Albano — never duplicated number.  Scratch that, they’re now on pace to give up 1777 home runs because of the Battle of the Assunpink Creek. That was also the title of the Pink concert when her stretch pants were a little too skimpy in the back.  “I see your Assupink Creek 2017.”  Great show, the aerobatics alone.  So, I try to avoid making every lede about hitters in Coors or facing the Orioles, but here goes, because Gleyber Torres has 14 homers against the O’s in five games and 12 homers on the year.  There’s math involved in that number.  He went 2-for-5 with his 11th and 12th homers.  Next up, literally, Brett Gardner (3-for-4, 1 run) hit more doubles than the sketchy guy at the craps table who kept betting the horn and looking over his shoulder.  DJ LeMahieu (2-for-4, 2 RBIs, HR) was on the ones and twos, but mostly on the ones, since he hit leadoff and his 4th homer.  Gary Sanchez (2-for-4) hit his 15th long ball and don’t mention hitting balls around Gary, he crosses his legs.  Then there’s Thairo (2-for-4, 2 RBIs, HR), who should be on the Iron Throne, but that’s a hot internet take, and I’m here for cold ones, but he even has three homers because Our Commissioner Manfred sticks Capri Sun straws into balls and juices them up.  If you learn nothing else from this post, and you might not, stream all hitters vs. the Orioles.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Giancarlo Stanton – Rehab ended abruptly when he felt calf tightness.

Keon Broxton – Signed by the Orioles.  Close up shop, AL East teams. No reason to play out the remainder of the year. The O’s got Broxton. Pennant chase no more.

Renato Nunez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .216.  There’s balls jumping out of Camden saying, “Listen, it’s gonna happen anyway if the ump tosses me to a Orioles pitcher so I may as well go out for an O’s hitter.” Can’t argue with that.

Carlos Gonzalez – Designated for assignment by the Indians.  Isn’t it crazy how when a car goes somewhere with cargo it is a shipment and that when a below replacement level outfielder, who shouldn’t have started for two years, gets shipped out it is a CarGo?

Roberto Perez – Dealing with a mild concussion.  Will Smith, with a bad Nigerian accent, said, “No CTE, maybe CT at most.”

Jake Bauers – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .227.  Without looking it up, I’m going to say he’s homered once a week for five weeks, because every time I’m about to drop him for six days worth of nothing, he homers and I’m like, “Guess I’ll give him some more rope.”  Apparently, that rope is being used to hang me.

Khris Davis – Will not be placed on the IL yet, because he should’ve been placed on the IL a week ago. You figure out the logic!

Mark Canha – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and 5th homer in the last seven games.  Should’ve mentioned this guy a day or two ago, but I kept figuring he’d cool off.  He’s been hot schmotato’ing around town for a few.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.40.  For the 1st time, maybe all year, I watched Montas throw.  This is how I was all game, “Wow, how are they not laying off that slider?  Oh, wait, Santana will lay off it…And, nope, he couldn’t either.”  Right now, Montas has around the 10th best slider in baseball and it just completely falls away from lefties and into righties.  Any hoo!  His peripherals say he should be owned, and his ERA obviously is right there with the best, so, yeah, he’s having himself a bit of a breakout.

Michael Wacha – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.59.  He’s officially reached “never owning him until he throws more than a month straight of solid starts,” i.e., Pineda territory.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (7).  Both of his highlights came in the 2nd game of the doubleheader, because that Wong *sways to an R&B song, lowers voice* plays better at night.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-8, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .239. OZUNA hit homer off Homer. OZUNA confuse self.

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .233.  I’m not saying this is it, but I wrote ‘Eloy’ on a pair of white socks, wore them for two months then sent them to the Vatican for blessings, then was interviewed by the FBI and a clergyman, due to the suspicious package, and the FBI agent’s name?  Jim and he had mayonnaise on his sleeve…Jim…mayonnaise….Jim-men-ez…?!  Cmon, guys!  I secured this breakout game for Eloy!

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.11.  The top 15 preseason starters are *insert person squatting, cut to chocolate soft serve emerging*

Jorge Soler – 2-for-8, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .249.  At some point in the preseason, Rudy said he liked Soler better than Domingo Santana and that seemed like lunacy in April, but it’s starting to look more Galaxy Brain’d than I expected.  Damn you, Rudy!

Brad Keller – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.43.  No one saw that coming, especially no one in the Keller family.

Adrian Sampson – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.44, as he came in after the Opener. Okay, it’s time we named the guy coming into the middle of the game. I was calling him The Malcolm, but that was catching on like Idyllwild, in that it wasn’t and the idiom is catching on like wildfire. Please suggest in the comments for The Middler.

Shawn Kelley – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.69, as he got his 4th save.  While you’re making plans for Leclerc, Kelley is closing games.

Willie Calhoun – Hit the IL with a strain of his fantasy owners’ hopes and dreams.  Don’t worry, in his place, Delino DeShields was promoted.  He can handle the weight of expectations!

Hunter Pence – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .312.  What is Pence doing with that boba straw in my ear?  Oh my God, he’s sucking out my brain!  Zombino!

Marco Gonzales – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  If you can read Gonzales’s peripherals (6.3 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 4.95 xFIP) without falling asleep, you’ve got stronger espresso than me.

Brandon Nimmo – To the IL with a stiff neck.  Reports are saying he got a Viagra stuck halfway down his throat.

Robinson Cano – Have you heard all the uproar in NY about Cano not running out ground balls?  If you haven’t, it’s been pretty big news in this little city called air-quotes New York.  Anyway, in the most Metsian of ways, Cano hurt himself hustling to first on a grounder.  You can’t make this Mets up.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.72 vs. Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.41. This matchup was billed, “Both of us are getting a no decision, right?” Bit obvious of a billing, but hashtag nailed it.

Rajai Davis – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer in his 1st game with the Mets.  The King of SAGNOF taking a bite out of the Big Apple while Gsellman feeds him grapes.  “Get me grapes and stop trying to make me figure out if the G is silent!”  That’s Rajai, The King of SAGNOF, unhappy with Gsellman.

Adam Eaton – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  As Eaton rounded third on his home run, he yelled to Todd Frazier, “I’ll see you in 2066 at the 50 year anniversary of the 78-84 4th place White Sox!”

Sean Doolittle – 0 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.43. Only his 2nd blown save, but I don’t kid when I say that, when he blows games, it usually means he’s injured.  Not entirely sure who else I’d want in that bullpen, though.  I guess Barraclough, but he’s been much worse, so I don’t know. Guess form a prayer hexagon it’s a blip.

Eric Lauer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.73.  The Streamonator loved this start and you were like, “Yo, Streamonator, I’m going to hire a toaster to make love to you so you stop looking for attention by doing some lame-ass suggestions.”  Now, you’re reneging on your offer and the Streamonator is still lonely.

Merrill Kelly – 1 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.75.  Just as I drew it up when I drafted him.  Wait, that’s threw it up, like the mouth excrement Kelly keeps up-chucking.

Zach Davies – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.43.  The Regression Fairies read the caloric intake for a bag of popcorn; they’ve seen Madonna in concert, like, 25 times, and they will destroy your ratios.

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 12th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Keston Hiura – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  Ya know one of those Boggle game cubes where you rattle it around and letters fall into different slots?  Okay, that but with rookie names instead of letters.  “Hey, look I can make Hiura, Riley, Rodgers….”  Your opponent, “…but from this side I see Rodgers, Riley, Hiura.”

Luis Castillo – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.38.  Castillo owners pre-game, “Yelich is out of the lineup?  Ha…HA! I think I’m going to put on a wet suit and go to that water park even in this 55-degree weather.  Just, ya know, enjoy life.”  Three innings in, “This water park doesn’t even freakin’ open until Memorial Day weekend,” looking in the mirror, “You’re a moron!”

Tucker Barnhart – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Or as the cousin who married your other cousin is known *ucker Barnhard.

Joey Votto – 1-for-5, hitting .208.  I take no pleasure in this, but Votto looks broken.  I watched a clip of him yesterday, and it looked like he had the hitting yips.  He was swinging wildly between pitches, tentative to get into the box, then he got in and swung wildly at a ball.  This is not your slightly older brother’s Votto.  Earlier in his career, he missed time due to depression. I believe that was due to losing his father, so, ya know, no jokes, but he doesn’t look right at all.

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .250.  You in March, “Some guy in my league drafted Dietrich just above Jose Ramirez. I mean, I’ve seen crackers, Saltines mostly, but what kind of crumbs is in this guy’s head?”  You now, “I have a time traveler in my league.”

Albert Almora Jr. – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer in eight games.  Yes, that’s the previous three-home-runs-in-a-year Almora.  Wonder what changed?  I’m here for you!  In his hotel room, late in April, Almora was seen curling his finger around the phone cord, whispering into the phone, “Tell me again how you hit dingers, Tommy La Stella.”

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. HR to the Izzo!

Cole Hamels – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.38 vs. Cole Irvin – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.60.  Neither Coles were…DON’T SAY IT GODDAMN IT…Diamonds.  Sorry, Mr. Al Caps.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-6 and his 5th homer.  Some hitters need months to adjust.  Some years.  Vlad adjusted in eight games.  I just got goose pimples writing that. Then again it is freezing in my house because Cougs is having hot flashes.

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Marcus Walden – 2 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.59, as he tried for the save, but blew it.  Good!  Serves Alex Cora right to be messin’ with us every day on who’s going to close Sawx games.

Rafael Devers – 1-for-6 and his 6th homer, hitting .315.  Devers is not only on his way to stealing 20 bags and hitting .310+, but he’s now picking up the pace with the power.  He will only be 22 years old all year (that’s how years work).

Mookie Betts – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (8) and legs (5), hitting .290-.  Mookie Ballgame!

Jeff Samardzija – 6 IP, 0 ER, and 6 unearned runs for the massive ticker shock, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  He’s fine at home, whatevs, but is it me or does it seem like pitchers should get earned runs when the error is charged to them? If I were a pitcher, I’d boot everything and have zero earned runs for my career and be in the Hall of Fame.

Austin Riley – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer in, like, 2 games.  Funny how some guys come out of the gates ready to go and other guys are benched randomly by Bud Black.

Rich Hill – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.67.  He should be pictured in the dictionary for the word fanglasstic.

Max Muncy – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .269.  Won’t matter, at least one person will ask about dropping him.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 4th homer in ten games, hitting .283.  Damn, I should’ve never dropped him earlier this week. He’s in the middle of a hot schmotato alert!  Look at the flashing red light, Grey!

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  We know how this ends, Kiermaier.  Just strain your quad already.

Daniel Norris – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  This start was against the Marlins, which is like hitters facing the Orioles.  I mean, who are you scared of Harold Ramirez?

Brian Anderson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s the Marlins’ primary three-hole hitter.  He’s hitting .234 with 16 RBIs.  Dubya tee eff.

Garrett Cooper – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Actually think there could be something to Cooper, and it’s not just because I own him in one NL-Only league.  This was only his 12th game, and varying levels of injuries plagued those too.  In his last healthy year, he had 17 HRs and hit .366 in the minors. Not saying he is yet, but he could be a mixed league bat, so cyclops don that monocle.

Wade Davis – Hit the IL with an oblique strain.  Davis hadn’t pitched since May 14th, which is good news because it likely already gave him an extra week-plus to recover. The bad news is who’s getting saves in his stead?  Scott Oberg?  More like Oshitburger.  The Rockies say he’s the replacement, but woof with a side of woofie-woof.  Possibly Bryan Shaw, but you should look at his peripherals some time if you’re in the mood for a good shudder.  Next up, could be Carlos Estevez, who actually has pitched well, but Estevez isn’t even the Sheen brother who was a pitcher.  Sometimes we’re lucky to not be the first ones to waivers to pick up the replacement.  This might be one of those times.  If desperate, I’d go Oberg, Shaw then Estevez, but all kinda meh.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .190.  “Hey, we’re about to fly over Chernobyl, so if we toss this body out, it will vaporize into boils in about 7 seconds–Wait!  I think I saw him move!  I did!  Murphy is alive!”

Tony Wolters – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I saw the home run, but I’d be a bad witness for the defense. All I really saw was his glorious mustache.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .329.  This is from the Pirates’ preseason preview at Sports Illustrated:

Montana DuRapau – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.91 as he was the opener for Nick Kingham (4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 8.76) who was equally atrocious. Montana DuRapau sounds like a porn star who is best of both worlds.  Call him Drag Miley Cyrus.  If he gets blown up, his nickname is Helena Handbasket.  His brother is even sluttier, and it admits it with the name Idaho DuRapau while sometimes simply goes by Butte.

  1. Mojoman says:
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    Catcher Grey Albright got a homer finally !! :D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice work, Mojoman!

  2. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    raise yr hand if you remember a few years ago grey used that exact joke for c.estevez the last time he might’ve been COL’s closer. it’s a good joke though, so no shame here.

    NL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, and total bases added. 10 team h2h. added sandoval lately. conforto back soon though. (i’m aware of the counting stats death that is neil walker which is = OPS of .798, QUITE good for a guy who’s been dropped like 3 times by somebodies in this league…. but .137 runs + RBI per at bat (which is so bad i can’t remember the last time i’ve seen it, and i’m quite sure that guy had an OPS around .600, THAT is how bad MIA’s offense is, a guy hitting 3rd or 4th almost every day has .137)). position not really important here.
    own which 2 out of franco, sandoval, n.walker?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Franco, Sandoval for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        well now with legs mcneil going out i’ll have to go with the 3rd anyway (walker), at least till conforto is back (can’t drop peraza since only him and kike at SS at all on roster, newman simply seems to have no upside compared to peraza, who is doing something when he plays at least (of course that might stop when scooter is back)).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  3. birrrdy says:
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    Guy who follows an Opener…. Sloppy Seconds

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it too, not exactly pithy, but will add to list

  4. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Excellent report, like lip balm for dry lips after crossing a desert for 3 days or manna from heaven. Your choice!

    a. On my trip to Germany I traveled with the budget carrier Eurowings. Ok, I get it. You deserve a break today and good to the last drop, Maxwell House were taken but what do you make of the marketing slogans that I came across on the airplane.

    Exhibit 1: The message on their barf bags

    1a. German: Keine Angst, Wir nehmen es nicht persoenlich.
    1b. English: Don’t worry, we won’t take it personally (if you vomit because of turbulence or something else you had to pay for on this budget airline.).

    Exhibit 2: Their coaster serviette

    2a. German: Sie haben da was…..
    2b. English: You have something there…Where? or What? a booger schnot on my forehead. Damn, thanks Eurowings!

    Amiright? The marketing manager should shot and pissed on and not necessarily in that order.

    b. Saw Harold Ramirez’ name the other day when I was dumpster diving looking for anything on the wire and the first thought that came to my head was Harold Ramis!! True story. You can’t make sh*t like that up.

    c. I played a game of chicken yesterday in my RCL. I played Logan Forsythe against the LHP instead starting Rizzo at 1B. So Forsythe goes 1/3 with nothing else, no counting stats in the earlier game. I go, well way to go Forsythe for throwing down the gauntlet and showing Rizzo that you are as good or better than him. Then I consoled myself by saying at least there’s a 1% chance that Rizzo takes the collar, right, so all is well? Moral of the story: well 2 actually. Never play chicken with Rizzo and have the foresight to never roster or pickup Forsythe except when it’s sweeps week and they’re showing Dynasty for the whole week. Amiright?

    d. So funny on the DuRapau blurb. What is it with pitchers and Frenchy-sounding names this season? Don’t they know that this is America’s pastime? Damn, get with the program y’all.

    e. Saw that the Nats’ signed up Javy Guerra (your former boy from los doyers) who’s kind of drifted away into oblivion but he pitched adequately for the Jays and Frank Voila he could be the Nats’ interim closer. In fact he has a save in the last 7 days. I signed him up and then dropped him when I realized that I have a straightup WW pick open for Brendan Rodgers (after my Arraez debacle went awry). If I fail to get Rodgers off waivers, I’ll sign up Guerra if he’s still there.

    f. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 23

    Abbott and Costello Go to Mars is a 1953 film about two men who accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, where they are then forced by a bank robber to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women.

    Lester (Abbott): I hereby claim Mars in the name of the United States of America.
    Orville (Costello): Me too.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am your lip balm!

      B. Ha! Nice

      C. You’re not wrong D. Hehe E. Yeah, saw him too F. Great film!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!

        On the bus going home. So stoked about that.

        Saw Matz with all those baserunners in just 5 INN, the lede tomorrow must be Steven said ‘No Matz’.

        Otherwise Strasburg has been quietly quite good.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, safe travels!

  5. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve got to stop the late night reading. I’m sure you weren’t there when Stanton overworked his calf. Can’t even think of what a pounding workout he must of been dooooing.

    I like how, “you’re the chapstick after three days crossing the desert.” (AG) At least your not the diaper rash ointment for when my 5 year son doesn’t clean his personal good.

    Serious though, did DonminGod blow his wahd or does he need a breather to recharge? Maybe a fake pitcher injury?

    Caio or arubaduchie,

    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingod has come back to earth, sadly — stupid domingod!

      Ciao!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually no ciao if you’re saying it to Domingo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My ciao was just a formal wanna to end a comment

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            A string of comments is also formal

            • CentralCoastCali says:
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              It was interpreted as a formal wanna end of a comment.
              I could afford to sit him, have Blackmon, Acuna and Springer in the OF. Just wishing for a fake injury to get him to reload.

              CCC

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, I hear ya

  6. eric says:
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    Jose Ramirez and Haniger for Senzel and La Stella. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

  7. Thundergunn says:
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    His Muncy for my Dahl and Luke Jackson, I don’t need saves and could use the power

    • Cram It says:
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      Muncy then.

    • Thundergunn says:
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      Guy who comes in the middle of the game and is worth using makes me think of Oreos and how the cream filling is the best part

      SeamFilling

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hmm, I’ll add it to the list

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  8. Foul balls says:
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    A great big booooo to all the dickwads who have abandoned their fantasy teams so early into the season. They should be punished by a lifetime of nancy pelosi lap dances. Thank you for letting me rant.

    • Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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      Rant on. In 2 RCL leagues with maybe 40% participation before Memorial Day. Kids these days…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hate that too… the bailing early, the other thing, well, I’m into cougars

      • foul balls says:
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        haha cougars

    • Squat Cobblers says:
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      Or a lifetime of Stormy lap dances? Amirite? How about the worst punishment of all: A lifetime of lap dances from Jeanine Pirro?

      Don’t worry. Your liar in chief will be free to have all the lap dances he wants. real soon.

  9. Gotime says:
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    Great write up Grey, I don’t own Castillo but that was a great one! Another note I may or may not have stayed for the whole Jays game last night …. watched Vlads homer, but they cut you off booze in Canada after the 7th … maybe trying to keep out-of-country’s hospitalizations at a minimum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Haha, nice

  10. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    Crazy but real stat: Gleyber has 10 HR v. Orioles this year, while the Orioles have hit a total of 10 HR v. Yankees this year.

    I’m in a bit of a pickle where I have too many bench bats but nobody is bad enough to cut. 12 team and because of injuries, I now have Eloy, Polanco, and Franmil on the bench w/ Yelich, Soto, and Eddie Rosario starting. Would you cut any of those 3 for a streaming spot or just keep trying to trade? Thanks!

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      What’s even crazier is those 10 HR only generated 13 RBI. He’s the Franmil of Camden Yards

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sounds shallow…I’d cut Gregory if you aren’t getting any trade traction

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I heard on Gleyber, so crazy

      Agree with DT

  11. otisP says:
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    Trade advice requested: 5×5 keeper league and I have been offered Javier Baez and Austin Riley for Vlad and Strasburg. Leaning towards declining the offer as Vlad’s upside is too much for me to deal away. Thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d pass. I have Vlad over Baez ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT for keepers (not on Vlad over Baez this year)

      • OtisP says:
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        Would your opinion change if Austin Riley was swapped out for Franmil Reyes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Give me the whole thing, I don’t follow

          • otisP says:
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            Sorry about that: I am now being offfered Baez and Franmil Reyes for Vlad and Strasburg, Keeper league. Essentially the offer replaced Austin Riley with Reyes instead. Does that change anything or is Vlad just too good to deal in a keeper league?

            Thanks for the continued advice!

  12. Slappy Jack says:
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    I picked up Buttrey … it was Robles
    picked up Swarzack … it was Elias
    Kennedy … Peralta?
    Kelley.. it was Martin, then Kelley again

    So i grabbed Oberg… but history tells me it’s going to be Shaw, then Jairo Diaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slappy, who you have in Atlanta? Asking for a friend

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        Tell your friend Jackson is about to lose it to Newcomb (who I own).
        So that means Swarzak will obviously be closing before June.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  13. Tom says:
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    This from Grey’s preseason rankings of 1B.
    #38. Josh Bell – If there’s a tollbooth that takes your home runs and turns them into ground balls, then that’s the Bell’s toll. and 2019 Projections: 68/17/75/.268/2 in 522 ABs
    Behind such mashers as Posey, Gurriel, Bauers, White, Goodrum and O’Hearn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, I was not right at all on him either, I have no illusions to that, I don’t own him anywhere

  14. ellis says:
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    If the guy who starts the game is the opener, shouldn’t the next guy like Beeks be called the Headliner, Main Event, Featured or just the Beeks or the Yonny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid! Will add to the list

  15. Cable says:
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    H/H points..which side…ROS
    Syndergaard & Flaherty or Domingo German & Tanaka

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Thor & Flaherty

  16. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***BULK ALERT***

    I’d expect Yarbrough to get the bulk tonight for the Rays, but a chance that they start him outright – haven’t announced as of 7:30 EST, will update when I know. Bed Sox starting Weber who starts in MiLB but relieves in MLB, could be quick hook – expect Velasquez to go multiple innings if so.

    Those guys are called “bulk guys” IRL, at least according to Bruce Bochy https://twitter.com/Opener_News/status/1128444734907781120?s=20

    As for a Razzball name, these bulk guys remind me of a girl you’re hooking up with, and maybe she thinks you’re dating, but you’re not having her meet your friends/family or going on dates (Chris Rock voice: “If you haven’t met any of his friends, you’re not his girlfriend.”). You’re not announcing they will start, kind of shamefully, they aren’t one of your top relievers or starters (someone you’ll pay to take out), but you’re using them regularly for your needs (innings, K’s, Wins, the occasional save) and hopeful they don’t blow up your ratios (i.e., get pregnant or give you something). They are the slump buster, the “curvy” girl, or the girl who is objectively ugly but just scratches the right itch for you.

    So a few (bad) ideas:
    Middle Piece (side piece, but for bridge long relief)
    Bulk Buster (slump buster but for bulk)
    Ugly Starter
    Distance Dog
    Triple-A-Starter-With-A-Great-Personality

  17. BigToeCrusher says:
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    RE: Eloy

    Grey is controlling players again! *opens google* teenage mutant ninja turtles krang.gif

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve fixed the world (as far as fantasy baseball goes on one team in one league for one day)!

  18. Doc Samson says:
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    I was a hair away from picking up Sean Newcomb last night, but I couldn’t pull the trigger. My current bullpen is Yates, Colome, S. Kelley and Pressley. I also own Luke Jackson and I’ve had it with picking up closers on the wire who end up inflating my ERA and whip. Please tell me I did the right thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can understand your feelings, it’s a slippery slope for ratios

  19. Jimmy H. says:
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    I’m just glad that the Will Smith CTE joke linked to the San Fran relief pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  20. Another Dan says:
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    Good stuff Grey,

    haven’t commented this week – am still reeling from my (accidental) benching of Bieber ….

    If DuRapau was the starter surely Kingham was the Main Curse.

    Best wishes,

    Another Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shake it off, Another Dan!

      I think we have better on the term

  21. Steve Phillips is a clown. Heard on the radio he stated that Bellinger went 0-4 last night and average now down to .394. Said “His quest to hit .400 now may fall short”. Really ? on 5/22?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  22. Peter Vermes says:
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    Is it time to bail on Dahl? He’s bumming me out. Someone just dropped Eloy so I could try and snag him over Dahl? Or should we HODL with Dahl?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Eloy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eloy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  23. Jaca says:
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    Good morning Ass Teeth and Intermediary Color Between Black and White (british spelling),

    Yahoo 12 team redraft roto 5×5(avg)

    Please assist me in dropping one for Eloy:

    Villar – I have Mondesi, Puig, Tatis, Jr., Senzel for steals, plus I lead the cat by 18
    Senzel – I really need power/rbi over a leadoff guy…know he has power…hasnt shown it recently and isnt driving in runs from the bottom of the Reds order
    Domingo Santana – Guy has really cooled off…stat-wise seems to be riding the coat tails of his hot start still

    Thanks Homies

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Morning Jaca,

      I’d drop Domingo.

      No problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ass teeth? So formal!

      Agree with AT

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Can I get my handle updated to the formal pronunciation?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Will do, Ass Teeth!

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Finally some respect

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              LLAT!

              Long live Ass Teeth!

      • Jacass says:
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        Hahaha I love how you questioned it then abbreviated AT, that is rich Grey.

        Thanks Donkey Teeth and Grey Albright! (Formal af)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  24. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Doolittle. Injury-prone (glad he’s lasted this long) before one of his infrequent meltdowns.
    – Was this an instance of why closers aren’t brought in with men on base?
    – Or would you consider dropping him for either Newcombe or Leclerc?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. ozzie smith says:
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    A) RIP Giancarlo, I will always remember the good times.
    B) leaguemate in a 10 team h2h had a roster crunch and dropped Daniel Murphy, I’m thinking he needs picked up but don’t have anyone I really want to let go. My options…
    Vogelbach
    Jiminez
    Ohtani
    Strahm
    C) Who is your guess that Kimbrel goes to?
    Thanks everyone!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      B) Hold
      C) Braves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yeah, that one season

      Agree with DT

  26. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Great heading not sure if you are going to a white wedding or hanging with bruce gender at the “glaybar”.

    after golf last night we were talking about the hamels trade last night that was a great move for the phillies ; there are still a couple prospect plus Eikoff, pivetta, nick williams plus they used alafaro in the trade for realmuto ….not too shabby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Title is Rudy

      That seems like Theo’s MO, be patient with a farm system, win World Series then try to buy a few more

  27. zombie says:
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    Wednesday when referred to as hump day conveys getting over the middle of the week and the proverbial hill (+ bonus pitchers mound reference) towards the weekend. But for our purposes, seems a little too optimistic a term when referring to the guy coming into the middle of the game. Sure, the middle relievers’ efforts can serve your reality baseball team well, but offers restrained satisfaction for your fantasy squad. So while calling them “Humps” would be concise, I’d suggest that referring to that middle guy as a “Dry Hump” more accurately characterizes the tempered satisfaction that they provide. They’ll get the job done, but, it’s not nearly the same. Adrian Sampson and all of his kind, are Dry Humps.

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      a good hump day for me begins with a self roofy-ing twice divorced woman with a new set of cans

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll add it to the list but might need too much explaining

  28. DrewwwChainz says:
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    Should I drop Muncy for someone else?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Who are your options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. Will says:
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    Time to give up on Dahl? You had some of the most aggressive projections for him in the preseason but he’s not playing every day and only has 3 HRs, 14 RBI and 1 steal so far. the .293/.481/.823 line is nice but not really generating too many counting stats yet.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Who are your options? I think Dahl will heat up soon enough…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been batting third and will be in Coors

  30. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    10 down, 17 to go…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just getting to 17 will be a miracle!

  31. Blue Devil says:
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    Grey,

    What would you do with Khris Davis and Trevor Bauer? Try to trade them? This is the third time Davis has been hurt this season and Bauer last three starts have not been good.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think they’re holds right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  32. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Wade davis just went on IR of course i had to choose between him and Shane Greene last week par for the course this year my choice is now on the IR and i have no more room.

    narvaez, freeman, Albies, suarez, trea turner, bellinger, dahl, acuna, machado,
    reserves: mondesi, correa, stanton

    pithchers luke weaver, david price, Frankie montas, Flaherty, Beiber,
    Blake Treinen, wade davis

    reservesYusei Kikuchi, craig Kimbrel

    this is what is available who would you recommend for the short term? i can’t drop any of the position player i was thinking either Kikuchi or Davis probably Davis.

    doolitele, iglesias, neris, shawn kelly jordon lyles, stripling

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      sorry for the spelling that but that is “Sean D0oLittle” i can’t type of these phones

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Davis for Iglesias

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT & Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, No problem

      Agree with DT

  33. Quill says:
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    Drop one of the following for Kelley?

    Cishek
    Parker
    Romo
    Jackson
    Holland

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  34. The Dude Abides says:
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    I would call the pitcher following the opener The Deuce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, will add to the list!

  35. ty inez says:
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    I’m assuming you’ve been watching the Chernobyl mini-series? So good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s crazy! I’m a little ignorant, so maybe this is common knowledge, but there’s still an area of the Ukraine, the size of RI, abandoned

      • ty says:
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        I was in Jr high at the time it actually happened. Not until now did I know the magnitude of it all. Its fucking insane if you think about it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, it’s so crazy! I was young too at the time, and had no idea what went on…

  36. Bobby Sims says:
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    With Oreo being in the news recently, how about the middler is called “Mr. Big Stuff?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, will add to the list!

  37. Asst2RegionalMgr says:
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    “I’ll see you in 2066 at the 50 year anniversary of the 78-84 4th place White Sox!”
    Grey, you win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  38. Chris says:
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    Which side do you prefer?

    Machado/Pence or Corbin/Correa?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Corbin side for me, its fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  39. happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2h, 6×6….Hey Grey, Hey DT. Please rank the the top two MI for ROS, Chavis, D.Murph, Profar, Hiura, Rodgers?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Harry,

      Hiura, Chavis for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly go Chavis/Murphy, but Hiura might be the answer, hard to say, happyharry

  40. bill says:
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    “Please suggest in the comments for The Middler”: Lucky Pitcherre!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dont’ get it

      • Bill says:
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        Lucky pierre… the man in the middle. Check urban dictionary.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah! Haha

  41. Barry says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Domingo/Strahm or Charlie? Redraft

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Blackmon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  42. Song says:
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    Which Cubs reliever will finish the year with the most saves?

    Cishek
    Strop
    Morrow

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cishek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  43. Chucky says:
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    Too early to consider dumping, oops I mean trading , Stanton for an everyday OFer? Pham? Hicks? Types?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not too early, but depends where you’re at in the standings. I’d want better than Hicks though, Pham is OK if your team is fading…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  44. ctrengove says:
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    Montana DuRapau is such a dope name.

    Baseball names might be a top 4 reason I love this sport.

    • Cram It says:
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      You would love hockey:
      Teppo Numminen
      Nino Niederreiter
      Zarley Zalapski

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cram, you 100% made up those names

        • Cram It says:
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          Ha. You COULD make up a name and I’m pretty sure there’d be a hockey player somewhere with that name.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, very funny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally, ctrengove!

  45. Eric says:
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    The pitcher that comes in after the Opener is called the False Starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That might be the winner, will add to the list!

  46. synyster says:
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    Morning! Are you seeing anything in particular that would account for Dahls slump?
    Are we just holding it out with him? Thanks Gray!

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      34% K rate might be a start

    • Cram It says:
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      His wife is on the rag.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Fungazi. I’d hold out though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding him, he’s batting third and is about to face the O’s

  47. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey

    12 Team H2H Categories

    B. Rodgers or Vogelbach?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rodgers for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Russ says:
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        Worth using my number 3 waiver priority on Rodgers you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you need him

          • Russ says:
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            Yea I believe I do. Just lost W. Calhoun and towards the lower half of the standings in all hitting categories.
            Stating the obvious when I say hopefully the Rockies figure it out and play him everyday, that’s probably asking too much when it comes to them though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

  48. Slowmez says:
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    Archer and Musgrove out on the wire. Worth dropping one of my bench bats (probably Ahmed Rosario) for one of these guys hoping they return to form or hold?

    • Cram It says:
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      If one, Musgrove.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Amed for Musgrove works

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  49. chicitysox23 says:
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    After years of disappointment on my dynasty squad, I dropped Giolito before the start of the season and said Never again.

    You bet your ass I came running back when he looked good. Start him vs Houston tonight?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  50. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hey grey, After listening to you latest podcast with Ralph, I went looking for this pitcher racking tool you were talking about… is that simply the player rater? anyways – i am worried about Domingo. The robot likes Domingo more than Soler ROS ( 1.60 to .20) However, Nomar mazara is available and the robot loves him rest of season at 12.70. but hey i like humans more. what do you think about Domingo, Soler, Mazara? Its a points league with the strikeouts hurting me with Domingo. Also, as per you my man, I’m still holding on Dahl….. just blind faith now.

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      Also the LeClerc line was perfect. I picked him back up yesterday… I’m holding now. He’ll get back therein the 9th soon enough.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Domingo, Mazara, Soler for me in points

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Ah, thanks … Cool. Proud owner of Marquez and Bieber here. But I assume you agree with DT regarding the batters?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I do

  51. pinkman says:
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    I’m about to drop Robles for a streaming spot in a shallow 10-tm H2H 9×9. Dood is driving me nuts with the 0-for games. Already have Mondesi, Senzel, Baez & Beni for steals appeal… Am I crazy?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Would need to know a bit more about your league to speak to your sanity. I’m holding Robles though….

    • knucks says:
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      Yes. You cray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, crazy

      • pinkman says:
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        Thanks guys, I’m holding. Needed that reality check!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  52. jose says:
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    I’ve been on the fence about Doolittle for a few weeks now anyway. Would you drop him in a points league for any of these guys? All of them are ahead of him in points and generally have better peripherals. Could also hold for a week and see how it goes, but would be putting him on the bench.

    Marcus Walden
    Amir Garrett
    Adam Ottavino

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  53. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, Grey!

    So, I’m sure I’ve read your generally philosophy on this before, but what am I supposed to do with a dude like Rhys Hoskins right now? Homeboy is batting .133 in the last two weeks no HR and .087 in the last week. Clearly, dude is going to contribute to my team, but I know that the only way to get him out of the slump is to put him on my bench. Damn you fantasy baseball gods!!!! But really, do you have a benchmark of days in a slump when you start sitting a dude?

    Stupid question?

    LuRvE Ya!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Really depends who your other options are, but I’d probably just keep running him out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey lurver

      Agree with DT

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Yeah, that’s been the plan. Just thought I’d get all theoretical-philosophical with you MoFos. (I get lonely when I don’t have a closer or streamer question)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw geez!

  54. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Crazy that the Braves are actually overpaying Ozzie Albies with the $12.00 an hour theyre giving him.

    Time to worry about Machado yet? Looks like he misses playing in Camden/Yankee St/Fenway.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Manny will get hot at some point

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      re: Albies – ha!

      Agree with DT

  55. James Bolger says:
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    SON is very negative on Giolito tonight vs Houston, despite their depleted lineup. Would you start Giolito tonight?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  56. William Hung says:
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    Benitendi dropped down to 6th today – the one year i finally get to get him on my team… sigh

    • knucks says:
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      Me too. Except I got him on all 5 of my teams. He’ll come around. It’ll be boring as fug but he’ll come around.

      • William Hung says:
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        yeah i hope so cause when he does, it’ll be one hell of a hot streak for him to get his BA to around .300

        • knucks says:
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          My guess is he gets to about .290 or so and becomes who we expected in a few weeks. Many others players for me to stress about at the moment, right? I just traded away Giancarlo for Nelson Cruz. Sigh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think about how great it will be when he hits .425 to get back to his usual .315

  57. john1689 says:
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    Thoughts on dealing Hunter Pence to get Soroka? Current pitchers Glasnow, Kikuchi, G Marquez, Morton, Giolito.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  58. Lindorphins says:
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    Could call the middler “the Bette” i.e.

    Adrian Sampson – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, serving as the Bette.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind it, will add to the list!

  59. Steve says:
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    Benintendi moves down to 6th…

    Grey, like Hiura over Chavis at UTIL? (5X5 10T)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  60. knucks says:
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    My Giancarlo + Greg Holland
    For Nelson Cruz + Cole Hamels

    How bad/close is this?

    12 Team 5×5 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m fine selling Giancarlo but for Cruz doesn’t move me

      • knucks says:
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        But, but, it was close one the Trade Analyzer!!!

        Loved the tweet out of the ESPN support account yesterday. They need to be exposed and shamed.

        There is a gaping opportunity for Fantrax next year. They just need to create an app and its game over. And I’m not interested in the app that is actually just a website on my iPhone and is glitchy. Give me an app that is about as decent as the ESPN/Yahoo ones (not a big ask) and its no contest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, and thanks for pointing it out to me so I could shame them

          • knucks says:
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            No sir. That thanks is rejected. Its prob the absolute least that I could do for the years of endless content, tools and assistance you guys have provided. THANK YOU!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, No problem!

  61. Cohen says:
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    Grey, better streamer
    Canning home vs Tex or
    Corbin Martin home vs White Sox
    SON likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning

  62. Jorge Soler!!!!

    Kiermaier > Santana still has a way to go….but at least he hasn’t hurt himself yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy,

      What do you think about suggestions above for the guy who comes in after the Opener?

  63. Dan says:
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    Was offered $40 Machado for $10 Buehler/ $10 Swanson in a 14 team H2H points league/10 keepers. Salary cap is 260 but only matters during the draft. Cut excess salary at end of year.

    I’m intrigued, but not sure if I have enough pitching to back up the move. Post trade would have verlander, Bieber, woodruff, Giolito, lucchesi, Heaney and stashed luzardo, jimmy Nelson

    For context I also have $50 Lindor, $10 Vlad, $10 mondesi – so Machado would slot in at corner infield currently held by dozier.

    Think I have enough pitching to cover the move or hold? Tried to get as much info without posting the whole team.

    • Dan says:
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      Sorry that’s hunter dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure who Swanson is, but prolly doesn’t matter… Take Machado

      • Dan says:
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        Sorry that’s Dansby Swanson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I figured

  64. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    In 22 games against BAL, Gleyber has 12 dongs, 23/23 r/rbi

    Totally makes sense for Boone to give him a day off today -______-

    Is there a glossary term for when a guy’s on fire and gets a random day off from the manager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think there is, but you need to consult with glossary

  65. Ryan says:
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    My h2h dynasty team is not competing much in saves. My only other? closer is Hansel Robles. I could use more sp depth. do I trade Hader for Hamels and Tanaka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do so much better in a trade of Hader… He’s around best closer in baseball

  66. WhiteRabbit says:
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    I was watching that COL game and for a minute i thought Grey had given up on writing and was playing for COL under the Tony Wolters pseudonym… but then i saw the Helen “Keller” comment above and knew everything was OK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought it was me and I am me!

  67. Donald says:
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    D,Dahl or M. Carpenter at DH Thanks for all you help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  68. Don’t Stanton so close to me says:
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    Harper/Benintendi for Greinke/Vlad. Fair? Or completely lopsided?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  69. Silent Heat says:
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    Late Start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, will add to the list!

  70. winteriscoming says:
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    Grey am I totally crazy for wanting to drop cano for schoop? In my league with roughly 15 less ABs schoop still has over 40 more points than cano and half the time I use muncy there anyway..I was iffy about dropping him because someone could snag him as 25th round keeper but how much actual value is really there anyway?????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it

  71. I Miss Steve Sax says:
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    Have Pineda and Wacha

    Pickup any of the following?

    Quantrill, Lynn, Cashner, Brett Anderson, Plutko

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These guys are all streamers

  72. winteriscoming says:
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    I think watching him run out that play yesterday sealed that deal haha thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  73. William Hung says:
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    My jinx worked again! I casually asked about Scott Barlow to follow up on your Nick Anderson hype on last week’s podcast. So what happens to Barlow in the past week? Mad runs, yo!

    He’s still getting K’s, but damn… can’t have anything nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I jinxed Moronta not that long ago

      • William Hung says:
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        I was praying Domingod would get dropped at the first sign of a slump and lo and behold he has been. Do you like Domingod over Dahl & Carpenter?

        I currently have Matt Carpenter in my 1B slot and a OF of Betts, Benintendi, and Bellinger. I enjoy Carpenter’s 1B, 2B, 3B flexibility, but I think the play might be to pick up Domingo and put Bellinger back to 1st… Dahl I was thinking of picking back up to feast off of O’s pitching, but not sure yet… which is why I wanted to know if you prefer Domingo over Dahl. If you do, then I’ll hold off on picking up Dahl and get Domingo instead – I only have 3 moves left this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Carp

          • William Hung says:
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            And now Max Muncy was dropped. I don’t plan on picking up a bench bat, so below is what my team would look like. I’m going to drop my bench bat for Darvish once I figure out how to proceed with these drops.

            C – Contreras
            1B – Bellinger
            2B – Mondesi
            3B – Senzel
            SS – Lindor
            OF – Benintendi, Betts, Domingod
            UTIL – Story

            OR do I go Muncy for 1B which would let me play Bellinger in the OF. Out of Muncy, Domingo, or Dahl – which would you play? League is 5 standard bat cats with OBP & K’s as well (I’m losing Ks every week… Benintendi is my biggest offender right now)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can lose Domingo

              • William Hung says:
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                So Muncy > Dahl > Domingo?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Looks fine

  74. Jason says:
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    10 team H2H keeper…Arenado and Pete Alonso or Baez and Machado? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  75. Jaone says:
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    Drop Yandy,
    For Moreland, Winker, or Nicky Diaz, or Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

      Nicky Diaz doesn’t exist

      • Jaone says:
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        I meant to say Nicky Lopez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I figured

  76. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    With Davis hitting the DL, I have an open slot to pick up someone, who you grabbing from the options below ? Also, any guys on my team worth swapping out ? Any of the pitching prospects worth stashing ? OR since it’s close to June, worth grabbing Kimbrel to stash ?

    Waiver:

    HIT – C.J. Cron, M. Kepler, H. Pence, M. Cabrera, K. Schwarber, A.J. Pollock (10-DL), B. Dozier, J. Soler, B. Gardner, R. Rodriguez, J. Reddick, L. Urias (NA),

    SP – T. Mahle, W. Miley, M. Fiers, L. Lynn, M. Pineda, Z. Gallen (NA), C. Mize (NA), D. Cease (NA), M. Keller (NA)

    RP – C. Kimbrel (NA), A.J. Minter, M. Barnes, J. Leclerc P. Strop, D. Robertson, B. Parker, E. Pagan, S. Cishek, H. Robles, S. Kelly, S. Romo

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – T. Turner
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – J.D. Martinez
    BN – T. La Stella
    BN – H. Dozier
    BN – J. Profar

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Leclerc (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – J. Musgrove
    BN – M. Perez
    BN – K. Gibson
    DL – W. Davis (RP) (10-DL)
    DL – A. Heaney (10-DL)
    DL – J. Paxton (10-DL)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahle

  77. vee says:
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    Was thinking about glossary term for the guy following the opener, but instead thought of a suggestion for the designated 8th inning setup guy instead… unless you’ve got a term for that already or unless it’s already a thing…. pen-ultimate!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is solid, I like it!

  78. Kailuaboy says:
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    Premature Starter or Can Opener.

    Dam Rays changing fantasy baseball on us!

    Aloha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  79. Trickrey says:
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    Would you trade Paul DeJong and Britton for Domingo German and Felipe Vazquez? 12 tm 5×5 QS, OBP, SV+H league.

    Also was given the option to swap in Berrios for German, so if doing the deal would you prefer Berrios or German?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope on both

      • Trickrey says:
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        Thanks! Would you do either if it was Tim Anderson instead of Dejong?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  80. Wilson says:
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    Would you start Lester in QS league vs PHI today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  81. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Braun/Choo for J-Ram?
    14 team roto mixer redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

  82. Swaggerjackers says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS in an H2H 12 team league?

    Quintana or Peacock?

    Thanks G Man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  83. primetime says:
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    Have to drop one, which one ?

    D Santana
    Puig
    Castellanos
    Buxton
    Profar
    Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  84. Huffin Gas says:
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    Stanton is having one of those years in which his owners are saying “never, ever again.” Then next year I’ll avoid him out of spite, only to watch him go 50, 130. Then the next year all of his jilted lovers are back in, only for him to have another injury riddled (because that’s what this is, some kind of cruel riddle).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly!

  85. Ryan says:
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    Which side would you rather have in a h2h dynasty league?

    Team a Luis Castillo, Bo Bichette, Sixto Sanchez Miles mikolas

    Team b Brandon Woodruff, Rafael Devers, Dwight Smith Jr Michael Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

      • Ryan says:
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        I’m trying to acquire devers and I was offered that. What should I need to remove on my end to make the devers trade more appealing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t give away the farm

          • Ryan says:
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            Is it better if I just trade Castillo and Hader for Devers?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Doesn’t sound great to me

  86. erad says:
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    I think one of the most maddening things about Dahl being platooned is that when he’s in the lineup – he’s hitting 3rd (unless it’s a lefty).

    So you’re saying most of the time this dude occupies the spot typically reserved for your best hitter, but the rest of the time he can barely crack the starting line up. GOT IT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! It is crazy

  87. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey
    SAGNOF – rank Mallex, Dyson and Oscar Mercado for rosterability going forward (now that it looks like Oscar has an everyday job)..
    Also – would you trade away Snell for Soto? Is it fair?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Oscar, none are great

      I’d take Soto, it is simply fair

  88. I am the Walrus says:
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    Almost a quarter of the way thru the season and Votto has 8 RBI’s —-EIGHT!!!!!!!!
    He’s on waivers in a shallow 10 team league. Worth a pick up???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Db says:
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        It’s ok I just traded for him I seriously only need 2 hot weeks from him to turn my team around

  89. Evil Knebel says:
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    Any reason to be abnormally worried about Cole? K/BB seems fantastic and am thinking about trying to swoop in and buy low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not worried

  90. bigbear says:
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    The guy who follows the opener is always forgotten or an after-thought. Everyone likes the stud SP and the SAGNOF closer. Just like the peanut butter on a PBJ sammich. So I’ll toss JIF, Peter Pan, and Skippy (and any other PB brand name) into the mix.

    Chirinos is so skippy! I JIF’d on him! He’s having a Peter Pan season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, feels like it needs a lot of explanation

  91. NickNice says:
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    Want to pick up eloy. Who’s the drop? Cast,d.santana,s.marte,f.reyes,o.albies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  92. Db says:
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    Drop Jose Martinez for Almora, reddick, Canha, Danny Santana, Schwarber?

    Not going to care about avg or ops the rest of week everything would be nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha

  93. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Thanks for the content Grey – Rodgers in the lineup again today, I’m deluding myself that the Rockies are going to play him.

    I have to lose one of the following to bring Eloy off the DL in roto:

    La Stella
    Kingery

    Leaning Tommy b/c I just can’t see him keeping this up. THoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  94. Db says:
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    Starting folty vs cardinals, then vs tigers, then vs marlins and drop a luchessi, urias, buttrey, alvarado, Corbin Martin has Cubs next week and @seattle week after

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Db says:
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        Which guy going forward

  95. rk says:
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    drop tapia or la stella for dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  96. DLev45 says:
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    How would you rank these guys ROS?

    Muncy
    Yandy D
    LeMahieu
    Profar
    Kingery
    B. Rodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy, Profar

      • DLev45 says:
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        Who are your bottom 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy, Kingery

  97. hot corner says:
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    There are a lot of people willing to give up on Dahl ahead of a 10-game home stand against BAL/ARI/TOR (not a lot of “ace-type” arms in that group) with the weather warming up in Denver. Personally, I am buying. I think that a lot of people are going to be sitting there on June 1st and wondering why they were so worried. If he doesn’t have a good home stand, then it is time to move on, but if he hits, then you won’t have to worry about playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with you 100%

    • William Hung says:
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      While I agree, the biggest thing he needs to do is lower that 34% K-rate… it doesn’t matter where he is if he’s not at least making contact over 1/3 of his ABs

      • hot corner says:
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        For me, it is more of a qualitative view about the timing of giving up on someone. No reason to give up on a talented player ahead of a period in which he is going to be in a great spot to perform. If he can’t do well in an almost perfect situation, then you cut bait, but I wouldn’t give up on the upside right now.

        FWIW, Dahl has a 27.9% K-rate at home this year and 39.2% on the road.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with hot corner

        • William Hung says:
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          I’ll be interested to see where Dahl’s lineup spot is tomorrow when the O’s throw out Means

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You’re gonna be on the wrong side of history with Dahl

            • William Hung says:
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              I think Bud Black is gonna be on the wrong side of history with Dahl

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I think so too

  98. Rickety Bobby says:
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    For points leagues would you cut eloy for Buxton or Olsen??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Rickety bobby says:
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        Appreciate it!

        What about Gregory Polanco?

  99. Perfect Game says:
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    In what order for a 10-team standard roto league using QS that won’t blow up ratios?

    Montas
    Bieber
    Domingo
    Fried
    Tanaka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber, Tanaka

  100. vee says:
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    looks like DJ LeMahieu is heating up…

    can u pls rank DJ, Hunter Pence, and CJ Cron ?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Pence

  101. The Biz says:
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    With his oblique said to be not a severe injury, would you buy on Wade Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. Whirlaway says:
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    How is the ‘opener’ not called the Primer?

    this bugs me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And the Middler is the 2nd Coat?

      • Whirlaway says:
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        I’m intrigued…

        Secondstreamer
        Throw-between

        think we have better but that’s all I got

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah prolly have better

      • RICE says:
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        How is the ‘opener’ not called The Fluffer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Upper decker!

  103. nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Continued marathon trade talks in my 15 team keep 11

    1 My Carpenter Riley Eloy Paddock for his JD Mart Meadows NLowe Pineda

    2 My Riley Eloy Paddock for his JD Mart Meadows Heyward

    Like either of these?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  104. Whirlaway says:
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    need 1 for UTIL, points league with 10 hitting categories (H, R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, K, BB, SB):

    domingod
    franmil
    cron
    eloy
    chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  105. JoeG414 says:
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    who would you rather have as a bench bat in a daily deep 6×6 roto: H.Kendrick or Marwin Gonz ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin

  106. ferris says:
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    Increase your female readership:

    the Foreplayer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ooh, nice

  107. matt says:
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    10 team standard Roto ESPN

    Start Martin Perez @ LAA tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  108. erad says:
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    Dahl out of the game – because of course he is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The score?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wait, Blackmon’s out, Dahl’s in

    • erad says:
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      Nevermind – Blackmon out of game, Dahl in Center

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

  109. Swong says:
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    Pick up one of the following over Dahl? No needs

    Fletcher
    Ohtani
    Odor
    Greg Polanco
    C.J. Cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  110. When In Rome says:
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    Please form a prayer hexagon that Sexy Dr. Pepper hits a homer to complete the cycle..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be fun!

  111. When In Rome says:
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    Also, Conforto will be coming of the IL probs over the weekend…so I will get your advice now. Drop Tapia or B. Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        But that could change

  112. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    5×5 shallow Roto league, trade my Domingod for his Dahl, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  113. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty league 5×5 OBP

    Drop Aguilar, renfroe or mallex smith for

    Soler or Clint Frazier ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar and Smith

  114. Harley Earl says:
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    I think it’s time we give Austin Riley the NL Rookie of the Year Award. All in favor, say aye!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aye!

      • Harley Earl says:
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        It looks like the “Ayes” have it!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ayaaaaaas

          • Harley says:
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            Dude, he hit another bomb today and then won the game in extra innings!!! Insane!!!!

            For now on, we will him ROY!!!!

            • Harley says:
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              We shall call him ROY!!!

  115. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to pickup a streamer with my last pick for the week.

    Folty @ Stl.
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Mengden vs Sea
    Duffy vs NYY

    Not the best options. Son doesn’t like any of them. The highest rating is for Mengden at +3.0

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None are good…Mengden

  116. ThE sHiT says:
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    Have an open IL spot, does it go to Yandy or Calhoun? Would be dropping the other for someone like JBJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy

  117. slimbo says:
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    Hey boss who do you like in a redraft ros?

    Trevor Bauer or Matt Chapman

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, close tho

  118. Bobby V says:
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    Hi! Could use some help. With eloy Jimenez coming back I can put him in for Hoskins and can move Hoskins to 1b so Looking to move Alonso to better another need.. the offers i have now are Alonso for relmuto and lucchesi or foltynewicz the other offer is Alonso for paxton. Any thought on which one I should do? Ohh and also I have Posey as my catcher right now and he is looking very mediocre. Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good…

  119. Phil Niekro's Knucleball says:
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    Grey,
    Long term stalker, first time posting.
    Great content, love this site.

    2nd starter maybe a Re-Starter or like a stutter Starstarter…
    Keep up the great job!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Restarter isn’t bad, will run it by Rudy!

      • Dave D says:
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        Is the opener a “fluffer” then?

  120. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey, 2 things:

    Luis Castillo looked like garbage yesterday, i think he saw that Yelich was out and thought he could take the day off. He had the pitch command and preparation of a spring training Ricky Vaughn, no joke (expect the joke part).

    There is something special going on with Josh Bell, looks like mechanical corrections. If I have time i’ll write a post about it tomorrow. stay tuned!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Nice, look forward to it!

  121. OaktownSteve says:
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    Medias Rex. After Stanek they brought In Medias Rex, the king of the Faire to Middlins. The New Jan Brady, if you will.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Jan! No?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I enjoy a good pop culture reference more than I should

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Hey Culligan Jan!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Janukazy!

  122. Whirlaway says:
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    All this Dahl/Eloy talk begs the question… which one ROS?

    Very slight edge to Eloy (104) over Dahl (116) in ROS Player rater

    • Cram It says:
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      Asked and answered.

      • Whirlaway says:
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        Guilty… I’ll cram it now.

        I DID ctrl+F Dahl… just for the record… I apparently just didn’t read.

  123. Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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    12tm H2H OBP Buster or Phegley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Buster, I guess

  124. BallerNation says:
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    Grey-san,

    Potential blockbuster here.
    League is H2H 10 category with K/9 instead of K, Keep 6 forever with 8 man farm team. I tanked this year and traded Sale, springer and kimbrel pre-draft for Bregman. Only talent on my team is Bregman, Rizzo, Benintendi, Voit, F Reyes, Bieber

    Let me know what side you like here:

    A. Bregman, Vientos, Nolan Jones

    for

    B. Rendon, Devers, Hiura, Wander Franco, Forrest Whitley

    If a propsect attains 130 AB or 50 IP before late august then they are treated like any player, if not, they can be thrown back onto the farm to keep in the off-season without counting against the 6.

    Keep doing what you’re doing man. Love reading your stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And thanks!

  125. TJ says:
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    Avisail or Schwarber?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  126. Steve says:
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    I’m thinking Givens might be toast mentally. He didn’t get a borderline call, which would have ended the inning then went on to load the bases and walk in the go-ahead run. I’m tired of him massacring my ratios. Monday really messed with Givens, I think. Same thing happened to Broxton for the Dodgers years ago. He has a 4ER meltdown in a non-save situation, was pulled and never recovered for the rest of the season.

    Nick Anderson or Bradley as. Replacement for occasional save chances with much better peripherals? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  127. Dave D says:
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    Did you see this? Wow. I usually don’t call people disparaging names but Yoenis is challenging that. Well at least I know there is one contract worse than Pujols’.

    “Yoenis Cespedes underwent season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair the multiple fractures in his right ankle.
    Cespedes injured his ankle this past Saturday when he fell into a hole at his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He had already been rehabbing from dual heel surgeries, but the hope had been that he could join the Mets sometime after the All-Star break. As stated above, that won’t happen now, and there has to be some concern about what his status is going to be leading into 2020. The 33-year-old outfielder is still owed around $53 million.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I mentioned this the other day

      • Dave D says:
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        Ok. I’ve been quite busy of late.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  128. OaktownSteve says:
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    Seems like he might have been washing Jeff Kent’s truck. Love how the Mets announced he broke his ankle and was definitely not riding a horse.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Meant for Dave above

      • Dave D says:
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        Ha! Yeah too funny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, so Mets

  129. Swanson says:
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    Which side are you on in this trade

    Paddack or Glasnow & Caleb Smith for Acuna & Tatis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna, send Glasnow

  130. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    Matt Harvey is dealing…is what his therapist will say about him after this one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  131. Immaculate Inning says:
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    For saves and ratios do I want Jansen or J. Hicks? Hicks FIP and xFIP are better and ERA / WHIP better at the moment. Cards just aren’t getting many save situations for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

  132. Jean Genie says:
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    Grey,

    Where would you rank Jose Ramirez today in deep roto dynasty formats? Considering buying him at a discount on the belief that he will turn it around but he’s making it difficult.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe top 25-35

  133. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey,

    C. Frazier, Olson or Donaldson Ina vacuum a d ROS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  134. The Other JC says:
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    1. Please rank: Hill, D German, Strahm

    2. Desmond, Rodgers, Tapia and McMahon on the wire, dropping Mallex for any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm, Domingo 2. Tapia

  135. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Rich Hill or Jordan Lyles for QS and ratios ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  136. fletch f. fletch says:
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    Would you trade Manny Machado for Gleyber Torres?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  137. fletch f. fletch says:
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    Thanks Wise One

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  138. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Riley with another bomb. He’s going to give Chavis a run for his money.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He already is

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        Lol true story. He will catch him in a week at this rate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      riley ranked a good deal higher by as far as i know all prospect guys so this isn’t odd.

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        yes Riley is a top 50, and Chavis is not. With a 40 hit tool he’s definitely been playing with house money, more a tongue in cheek joke regarding his hot start and Riley starting even hotter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  139. krazyivan says:
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    Working out some kinks in the OF.
    Conforto and Puig are hurt. I just dealt Khris Davis and his geriatric situation in a swap that got me Story in return.
    That leaves me with Betts, Seoul Train, Dahl and Joc as my only OF options.

    WW has Almora, Polanco, Fletcher, Dietrich, Goodrum and Soler. Any stand out from one another in a good way? Thanks for all time you put into answering these type of scenarios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig and Conforto are due back tomorrow

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        well technically puig (if said to be back tomorrow) that’ll be the 3rd day he’s been claimed to “be back”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  140. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey I am in deep trouble. I need 2 pitchers for the weekend, or I dont make my innings minimum.

    Here are my choices:
    Danny Duffy
    Ariel Jurado
    Adam Wain”The Price is” Wright
    Pablo Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        duffy vs Yankees (Happ)
        Lopez @ WAS (Kyle McGowin)
        Jurado @ LAA (TBD)
        Wainright next wed @ PHI

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These are terrible… Duffy/Jurado

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok ill pickup duffy and jurado. thanks as always

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  141. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write-up Grey!

    In a 5×5 H2H keeper league.

    I was offered Story and one of Josh Bell, Goldy or Albies for my Harper and Bryant.

    Would you take that deal and if so which one of Josh Bell, Goldy or Albies would you add to the trade?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of these… I’d take Goldy/Story

      • LG Baseball says:
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        Thanks!

  142. JC says:
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    Goodness, can I have a RP who pitches a clean inning? My strategy of getting cheap closers is proving expensive. Ratios blown…Neris, Jackson, Romo. ERA, WHIP ugh.

    Maybe I drop them all for a few holds guys. Holds and saves are separate categories. Morgan, Crick, Kahnle, Strop available. Crazy or crazy like a wounded fox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, like a wounded fox, prolly

      • JC says:
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        Ha ha! We always focus on the downside. I grabbed Chavis and Riley a few weeks back so not all is lost!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I gotz em too!

  143. kilkennybrian says:
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    Cavan Biggio getting called up, how much should we care?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I care

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        Let me rephrase, 10 team and shallower must add?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, may as well if you have room

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            Only drop I can make (due to uneditable players) is Jorge Soler, too bold?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, hold

  144. LenFuego says:
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    Middle of the game pitcher: the Bullpen Centipede

  145. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Biggio questions in 3…2…1…okay I’ll start, Biggio or Nicky Lopez in shallow 10 team 5×5 league? Does the answer change in a keeper league?

    • The Harrow says:
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      nickey for now, not sure on biggio vs nicky longer term, but i know biggio not ranked that high for TOR guys mostly. bichette much higher even at similar positions, along with k.smith (not the mallrats k.smith, nor the LAA kevin smith)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  146. DonnieB says:
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    Drop Mallex or Rodgers or Odor for Biggio in a 12 team league? Thanks.

    • DonnieB says:
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      Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex

  147. hal_incandenza says:
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    Hey Grey.

    I couldn’t really get into TLK. Might go back and allow it more leash with the end of that one show, but I dunno.

    On to the business–ten-team H2H around 70 SP deep. I’ve been holding Matz in a DL spot through today’s start, figuring I’d allow him to show me he can continue to be effective before activating or dropping him. Today seems a decent enough line against WAS not to drop him:
    6.0 IP, 10 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, QS

    I can only have 7 active SP, so to activate Matz I’d need to drop another.

    Drop candidates
    Archer (been bad for a bit, but more invested)
    Lucchesi (near-mirror of Gibson’s line to-date)
    K. Gibson (been good for a bit, though)

    Other active SPs are Verlander, Ryu, Luke Weaver, Eflin.

    Who’s the drop? I don’t need to make a move this minute as I can still keep Matz DL’d for now.

    Keep on keepin’!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a shame, it’s solid… one of the better shows I’ve watched recently… lose archer

  148. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    AL only with net steals over steals. total bases added and OBP over AVG. 10 team h2h.
    C jansen
    1B box wine (OF)
    2B odor
    SS villar (2B)
    3B vlad
    MI a.diaz (multiple IF stuff)
    CI tellez
    OF (4) bauers (1B), a.gordon, pence, grichuk
    util otani
    BN mercado
    DL: upton

    mercado or tilson?

    • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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      and altuve in DL.

      • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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        2. same league, add biggio over a.diaz here or hold? altuve back soon anyway and he’s the drop when that happens. we don’t yet know how much time biggio is getting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Diaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado if healthy but collision today

  149. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Quick question. Do I drop Daniel Murphy in my 12-teamer for Cavan Biggio? I’m thinking no, but don’t really have a good reason for thinking that way. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold

  150. Bat Flip says:
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    Giolito or Rich Hill for standard roto using QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito

  151. SteveNZ says:
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    Tell me I’m not the only one being sonavabenched by Giolito.

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      Ouch.

      • matt says:
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        I sat him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonavabench!

    • CloudTown says:
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      Sonavabenched by Giolito Club checking in.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, sucks

        • Stephen Lyon says:
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          Pretty hard to start him there though. I guess the one bright spot is that we can now feel pretty good about starting him anywhere?

  152. kilkennybrian says:
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    Kevin Cron? Add in 12 team?

  153. Maximumxpower says:
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    Should I drop Luke Voit for Matt Carpenter?

  154. The Other JC says:
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    I grabbed Scooter last week as a potential trade asset. With my team listed below, what position and about what kind of player would be a reasonable return at that position if you think there is a Scooter market. 12 teamer. Wire is thin with Yandy and Strahm/Lucchesi the best so hoping that entices action on Scooter. Thoughts?

    Ramos
    C Santana, J Turner, Riley
    Albies, Trea, Segura
    Bryant, Hoskins, Acuna, Mazara, Polanco
    Util: Chavis
    Bench: Myers (plays when Polanco sits v lefties)
    Carrasco, Bieber, Berrios, Castillo, Kikuchi, Hill
    Strop, Parker, Robles, Neris

    I punt holds btw. Thanks!

  155. birrrdy says:
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    Not to get too dirty, but if you want to play on a porn theme and some other ideas…

    Opener = Fluffer, Foreplayer
    Middler = Long Dong Relief
    High Leverage Seventh: Gangbanger
    Eighth: Hold Deeez Nutz!
    Closer: Cum Shot

    Thank you, please tip your waitress.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA, you’re in the wrong post so unfortunately I’m the only one who will see this

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