True story, I told Cougs that I had the hots for Maria Conchita Alonso, and she was like, “You know the woman who walks her Yorkie off leash in the neighborhood that Ted always tries to hump?”  I answered in the affirmative.  I hate people who have their dogs off leash.  It’s like people who bring their dog into the supermarket.  I love dogs, but I don’t need Arfer Woofruff licking my bottle of Kombucha.  Any hoo!  As you likely figured, the woman with her Yorkie off leash is Maria Conchita Alonso, and she’s no longer hot because she can’t follow the rules!  So, guys and five girl readers, Yonder Alonso has nine homers.  Quite the change from a guy who used to be Hither Alonso.  Okay, Imma let Fangraphs Database finish about launch angle and exit velocity, but Yonder Alonso is the greatest 1st baseman waiver wire pick up right now.  Yonder Alonso had two homers on Saturday and added his ninth on Sunday, and I’d grab him everywhere.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Ryon Healy – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .257.  This was his 3rd straight game with a home run.  Finally, I can get excited about what Healy’s doing, and not get worried people are going to think I’m just excited I have wheels in the soles of my soles.

James McCann – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .149.  When did The Ghost of Dave Kingman’s Past inhabit McCann?

Francisco Rodriguez – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, and his 4th blown save, ERA at 8.49.  I would be pressing the gas to own Justin Wilson for vulture saves, but Tigers likely want to build K-Rod’s value for a trade.  Though, that might be like putting a building on a pit of quicksand.  Either way, I’d own Wilson.

Brian Dozier – Missed the weekend after rolling his ankle.  Not even Snoop Dogg would smoke that crap!

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 1.72, and next stop 2.50.  I told you to sell him on Friday, because I can sniff out these things so well they call me The Proboscisticator.  Ooh, Children’s Storybook Idea!  The Proboscisticator is a dog detective who sniffs out clues and poops out questions to be asked in the interrogation room.  “Give The Proboscisticator some human food and get him in here, we need more questions to ask!”  *cut to The Proboscisticator finishing up a poop sentence*  “Is that an exclamation mark or question mark?  Damn it, I told you not to give him peanut butter, it smears his poop!”  Hmm, this idea might need work.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (3), hitting .325.  Fun fact!  Benintendi is Italian for Prospector Ralph has an erection.

Mookie Betts – 3-for-6, 2 runs, hit his 3rd homer, hitting .279.  So, Betts doesn’t need to hang ’em up because Big Papi retired?  Geez, we might need to put a month of games into context now.  Shucks, that narrative is not as easy to understand.

Sandy Leon – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs with two homers (3, 4), and has three homers in the last two games.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Zach Britton – Hit the DL with a forearm strain.  The good news is Friday’s MRI found no structural damage.  The bad news is everything else.  As long as Elon Musk is counting grains of sand on Mars and we’re all breathing earth air, a pitcher with a forearm strain is trouble.  Not only would I own Brad Brach, but I’d say there’s now a 50% chance Brach has more saves than Britton this year.

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.17.  Oh. Em. Gee.  Grey is so stupid to say to sell Bundy.  He’s like the stupidest person ever.  He’s so stupid he needed to Google how to spell stupid.  Ya, a’ight.  We’ll see how Bundy looks against a major league offense next time out.

Chris Tillman – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  This start wasn’t necessarily indicative of anything since vs. the White Sox, i.e., the Sox with holes in their swings.  I do like Tillman, in general.  He feels like a guy that has one more level to reach beyond the backend fantasy starter level that he’s been sitting at for a while.  Am I going crazy for him in 12-team mixed leagues and shallower?  Unlikely, but there’s something here for deeper leagues.  (Now here come the questions about him for shallower leagues.)

Joey Rickard – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting around .300 in the last week and hit leadoff yesterday.  That’s the first time in about 18 months Showalter has the right person hitting leadoff.  I would not count on it continuing.

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.46.  How long until a playoff contender overpays for Quintana?  Late-June?  Hopefully it’s not your team, because Quintana does not look right at all.  His command is a mess and his velocity is down, and his peripherals are not saying he’s been especially unlikely.  Jo-Qui?  No, I would not be Jo-Qui about this.

Amed Rosario – With Asdrubal’s thumb injury, some Mets’ beat writers were talking about how Rosario is ready to be called up.  One quick note, this comes two weeks after Lenny Dykstra was saying the same thing.  Nails it!  Dot dot dot.  Maybe.  Due to Super Two or some stupid MLB rule, the Mets may wait closer to end of May for Rosario.  His time looks like it’s falling on the plaintiff’s side of sooner vs. later.

Matt Harvey – Was suspended for three days for violating a team rule.  GM Sandy Alderson didn’t elaborate, but sources say it was either because of a sex toy incident or Harvey trying to f*ck David Wright’s wife.  Because this is the Mets, I didn’t make up either of those things.

Tommy Milone – Mets claimed him off waivers.  Finally, a Mets pitcher you want to get hurt!

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers.  Someone on Saturday commented to DanPants that Giancarlo is just never going to be ‘that guy.’  That’s a solid point, Giancarlo is only on pace for 50 HRs.  He’s only hit a home run around every fourteen at-bats in his career.  You know, 7th in the history of the major leagues.  What a bum!  You come at Giancarlo and you get The Stache.

Jose Urena – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  Ah, the fun of NL-Only leagues.  I couldn’t care less or could care more or couldn’t care more or less or whatever that cliche is about Urena.  Just don’t care.  But in NL-Only leagues, I’m highly intrigued like someone in a British period drama.  He throws hard — 95 MPH, has decent command and he’s only 25 years old.  He may just not have broken out yet, says Awkwardly Written Passive Voice Man.

Martin Prado – Sounds headed back to the DL.  Get your Derek Dietrich shares now or Die trichin’.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.88.  Here was me on Saturday after Odorizzi’s start, “Nice stream, Grey!” Then I caught my reflection in a mirror, and realized I was still dressed in a giant lobster costume from Halloween.  Time flies!  Also, after that stream, I was ready to drop Odorizzi, but I saw his next start is at home vs. the Royals, whose offense should be abdicated, and I held Odorizzi.

Alex Cobb – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  Stream-o-Nator pretty much nailed this stream, but it rightfully hates Cobb’s next start in Fenway, and I would move on in most shallower mixed leagues until the matchup is right again.

Josh Tomlin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks–Oh, who cares, he was facing the Royals.  Stream everyone vs. the Royals.

Mike Clevinger – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 4 BBs, 5 Ks, and 1 more example why I’d start everyone vs. the Royals.

Michael Brantley – Left yesterday’s game with an ankle injury.  I’m only surprised it took this long for the wheels to come off, and I’m also surprised the wheels have not fallen off and rolled down the road and ran over Ryan Zimmerman.

Jason Vargas – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.19.  Every time the Regression Fairies come near Vargas he begins to talk about World of Warcraft, and they run the other way.  It’s been a good strategy for him so far, but I’m guessing they’ll catch up to him at some point.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  Funny (not funny) how a pitcher finds his level and stops regressing like Benjamin Button.

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.69.  I’m going to start calling Teheran, the Sultan of Bruised ERA.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .349.  If I could go back to March, I’d draft Freeman in the 2nd round of every draft.  I’d also crash my car into the ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl before that ever became a thing.

Magneuris Sierra – 1-for-6, 1 run as he was called up by the Cards to fill-in for Fowler.  Sierra has speed and is a great defensive center fielder, so if ‘Web Gems’ is a category in your league have at it.

Tommy Pham – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs with a double slam (2, 3) and legs (1), and all three homers came this weekend after he was called up to replace Piscotty.  There could be some short-term, “Wham-bam thank you, Pham™.”  Trademark DanPants.  By the way, we should have a glossary term for a guy who has a huge Sunday driving his weekly FAAB price way up.  Please suggest in the comments.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.19.  The Cards can barely tie their shoelaces with the kid gloves they’re wearing while Wacha’s on the mound.  He threw 83 pitches on Sunday and has topped 100 pitches once with 101 pitches on 4/25.  Point?  None really, Cust kayin’.

Brett Anderson – 1/3 IP, 5 ER as he heads to the DL.  Brett Anderson looked about as good as Louie Anderson’s colon.  By the way, somehow, John Candy aged better than Louie Anderson.  Mike Montgomery is a candidate for Anderson’s rotation spot, and a candidate for all mixed league teams.

Javier Baez – 2-for-8, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (2), hitting .271.  Singlehandedly, fought the Cubs back from the brink–Yadda, yadda, snooze, we’re talking fantasy!  Baez in the nine hole?  Is Maddon serious?  Seriously, is he?  Schwarber is leadoff?  Zobrist is the cleanup hitter?  Is Maddon trying to make this harder?

Luis Severino – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.40 vs. Jon Lester – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  Both pitchers had the exact same lines, which is like when Doc Gooden met Dock Ellis.  By the way, I think naming a pitcher Doc might mean something else.

Jordan Montgomery – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.81.  Right now, he’s walking between the raindrops and not getting wet, but at some point it’s gonna be a monsoon on his face.

Vince Velasquez – 7 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.94.  A real joy to own this guy so far.  Perhaps you’d like to use my Reggie Jackson rookie card as a coaster too?  Or how about you light a cigar using one of my rare Chinese take-out menus that I collect?  I’m convinced that as soon as I drop Velasquez he will throw a great game, but I will no longer stop others from dropping him.

Aaron Altherr – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, though somehow not starting every day, otherwise he’d have schmotato written all over his hot.

A.J. Cole – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks.  You can’t argue with his first start replacing Joe Ross.  Well, you could argue with it, but then you’d be a crazy person yelling at a box score.  Cole averages around 91 MPH on his fastball, prolly a 7+ K/9 guy with iffy command at times who is matchups-only for mixed leagues.

Jayson Werth – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (4, 5).  The least consequential two-homer game ever?  Yunel might have something to say about that.

Matt Albers – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 0.77, but blew yesterday’s game in the 8th inning, and Enny Romero (1 IP, 0 ER) could be in the lead now for the Nats’ closer job, but Koda Glover is likely the guy once he’s back from the DL.  The one guy you don’t want juggling a bullpen, and there’s Dusty tossing three meat cleavers in the air.

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  His peripherals are remarkably similar year-to-year right now — 7.34 K/9 vs. 7.37; 4.17 xFIP vs. 4.03; 3.02 BB/9 vs. 3.13; 92.1 MPH fastball velocity vs. 92.2 MPH, though with the new way they’re measuring velocity this year, that could be a red flag.  Or a sunburnt flag for Tanner.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, and 3rd in as many games.  This could change, but as of right now, I’m holding Reynolds on all of my teams (where I have him) for just his home starts.

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.40.  Who’s this guy again?  Oh, it’s my favorite starter of all time, that’s right.  Funny, I didn’t recognize his name due to all the drool I have on my 2002 Compaq computer screen.   By the by, the graphics on my Friendster page are dope!

Evan Gattis – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  It hasn’t happened yet, but, after one of these homers, he’s going to get smoking hot.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said Altuve is the first guy to homer that can’t get on the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups.

Cam Bedrosian – Playing catch at 120 feet.  That doesn’t mean he’s playing Hacky Sack with 60 people.

JC Ramirez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.74.  I told you to buy him in my Buy column (crazy how that works).  Even if the Stream-o-Nator is warm on the luke with his next start, I’d still go with him.

Yunel Escobar – 2-for-4 and two homers (3, 4).  Eat a D, Jayson Werth’s blurb!

Chase De Jong – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Wow, where did that come from?  *Googles his name*  Looks like he’s 12-month interest free!  *intern whispers in my ear*  Seems that I clicked on a Google ad for a Chase debit card.  That is my b.  *looks at De Jong’s player page*  And I’m still interest free!

Kyle Seager – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Hopefully this is the kickstart his early season power slump needs, because he’s looked hideous so far.

Andrew Cashner – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.30.  Hehe.  In fairness, the Regression Fairies will visit Cashner soon.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  Hey, that’s my Pi!  Check out Cole looking like an ace, about FIPpin’ time!

Jameson Taillon – Hit the DL with groin discomfort.  I think this is unrelated to how in his last game the announcers said, “Taillon has to do better keeping his balls down.”

Tyler Glasnow – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.33.  A) I’m glad I only own him in one league.  B) He either has 1A)  Dyslexic steak sauce. 1B) A mechanics issues. 1C) There’s no 1C. 1D) An arm issue.  He just hasn’t looked right all year.

Ryan Braun – Hopes to return on Tuesday.  Someone should catch Braun up on the new 10-day DL.  Day-to-day is so last year.

Eric Thames – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .324.  Oh, this guy’s still playing?  I thought he retired after his April and was living in a tiki hut in the Caribbean with Chris Shelton.  In the prospect podcast on Saturday, Halph were discussing a trade of Thames for the Honorable Aaron Judge.  They couldn’t decide if they wanted Thames or Judge.  I know what side I want.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Don’t you want to call him Travish Aw?  Just me?  Okay.  For what it’s Werth, Travish is hitting .300 in the last week with two homers.

Amir Garrett – Was sent down because the Reds have no one else who looks remotely decent in their rotation and Muslim Mrs. Garrett was making the rest of the starters look worse.  Or it was a service time thing.

Scott Schebler – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .248.  Apparently, the schmotato is not done with this young Schebler yet.

Scott Feldman – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.76.  I’m sorry, but when Scott Feldman throws that sorta game against you, you (stutterer!) should have some sort of sanctions imposed against you.  Like next time out the Giants need to all be chauffeured to the stadium by Bumgarner.

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.50, as he returned to Cincinnati.  Before the game, Cueto took a few teammates around the park to show them where some of his fonder memories took place.  “Here’s where I demon-kicked Jason LaRue in his head.”

Ty Blach – 3 IP, 8 ER.  Ty Blach is the star of Extreme Makeover: Gray Gardens Edition.  “You told us you needed a new bathroom for your 4-year old twins to share.  We built one, but then 20 cats lived in it for a fortnight.  Who knew that cat claws could do such damage to caulk?!”

  1. RJ says:
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    Great write up as usual Grey!

    Just picked up Alonso tonight, just in case things have clicked and has a career year of like 30 HRs.

    Question: Are you worried about Max Kepler yet? I’m going to have Haniger get off the DL in about 2 weeks, and he’s probably my drop when he gets back. Are you still holding on to him?

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      @RJ:
      Btw,, my OF as of now is Benintendi, JBJ, Springer, Conforto, DeShields, and my UTIL is Bellinger for rest of season most likely. So finding extra room for Kepler and Haniger will be a challenge

      • AJ says:
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        @RJ:

        I’d rather have Kepler than DeShields unless you are dying for speed. And I’d much rather have Haniger than both DeShields and Kepler.

    • Cram It says:
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      @RJ: You have 2 weeks to make that decision, at least, so why not just let things play out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RJ: Agree with Cram

  2. wouldyourather says:
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    cahill at home vs texas

    alex wood at home vs pitt which do you like?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @wouldyourather: Wood. But based on SoN, if available, check out AJ Griffin….I made that pick up over Wood this morning.

    • ctrengove says:
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      @wouldyourather:

      Wood is pitching tomorrow, brotha. McCarthy is SP for LAD tonight.

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!!!

    Thanks for the very engaging and oh-so interesting write-up!

    a. Question? Is the Cubs-Yanks game over yet? I went to sleep at 04h00 (CET) when Chappy was starting the bottom of the 9th. I figured, cool. Chapman in, lights out, Severino the well-deserved victory and all is well with the universe! Ha, much my to chagrin I woke up about 2.5 hours later….and they’re in the 14th!!! OMG, when life gives you cherries…

    b. Super booked again!!! So…..

    John Rambo Quote of the day for May 8

    [Lester shows up at the makeshift tent at base camp sporting a nice shiner after the licking he took from Rambo.]

    Lester: ‘Maps, Will. Will, there’s something I think you oughta know. I’ll talk to you later, OK?

    Sheriff: ‘What is it, Lester? What is it for Christ sake, spit it out!’

    Lester: ‘Well, I was just talkin’ to Mitch, and he was sayin’ that Galt and a couple of deputies were…a little hard on the guy.’

    Captain Dave: ‘Assholes!’

    Sheriff: ‘It doesn’t make one goddammed bit of difference, Dave, and you know it! If one of my deputies…gets outta line with a prisoner, then the prisoner comes to me with it! And if I find out it’s like he says, I kick the deputy’s ass! Me, the law! That’s the way it’s gotta be. People start fuckin’ around with the law, and all hell breaks loose.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. It ended a few minutes ago B. Wow, so busy! Good stuff!

  4. Connor says:
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    Which side: Trumbo or Lorenzo Cain + Edwin Diaz?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Connor: Type of League? If you need a closer, Diaz….

    • Cram It says:
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      @Connor: Depends on needs, it’s fair.

  5. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Horrible fantasy weekend. Ugh. Best thing that happened was sitting Corbin @Coors! Hope you fared better.

    All this Maria Conchita Alonso talk got me wondering in any Razzballers might also be fans of The Best Show. Ms. Alonso has many admirers in Newbridge!

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      @JakeTPE: *if any Razzballers…

      OK a question for esses and gees. For immediate future who are best TWO among these schmotatoes?

      1) Alonso
      2) Schebler
      3) Marwin

      Thanks sir!

      • Cram It says:
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        @JakeTPE: Not Marwin

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Cram It: But he’s so full of (Mar)win! Thanks for the feedback, Cram.

      • b the esq. says:
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        @JakeTPE: Marwin sat with a foot issue, so the other 2. If Marwin is healthy and playing in the next day or 2, I would say him and Alonso.

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @b the esq.: Thinking this way, too. Thanks.

  6. CrazyJ says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I think Vargas does indeed carry a Magic card in his back pocket with protection from faeries! I tried to trade him and Reynolds and came up empty… guess I’m the loser. :)

    I’m in a H2H league. I know it’s way too early to tell, but I want the best chance at speed on my bench and I recently picked up Hernan Perez on the hot streak over Peraza, who I drafted but released after losing his spot in front of the order. Again, this is bench for streaming in weeks where I want the speed. What’s your opinion on who to hang on to between the two?

    I am also running Derek Holland. I’d really like to trade him off for Salazar for the K’s, but trades seem to be dead. The quality starts seem legit, but historically this doesn’t look like it’ll end well. Thoughts on what to do with this guy?

    • CrazyJ says:
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      10-team H2H league

    • CrazyJ says:
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      What are your thoughts on Kluber, Verlander, or Cueto as targets for trading up?

      • Cram It says:
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        @CrazyJ: What does this mean? They’re good pitchers that’ll probably cost you what they did on draft day

    • Cram It says:
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      @CrazyJ: Peraza

  7. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft weekly league.

    1) Josh Bell or Jacoby Ellsbury ROS?

    2) Please rank: Matt Holliday, Josh Bell, Jacoby Ellsbury, Freddy Galvis

    3) Cut Dan Straily for Alex Wood vs PIT/@COL or Ariel Miranda @PHI/@TOR?

    4) Stash Cam Bedrosian or is it safe to just roster Bud Norris?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Great Bambino: Ellsbury… 2. Ellsbury 3. Sure, Wood 4. Stash Bedrosian

  8. Mike says:
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    Solid read as always! 2 quick questions today:

    Drop chase Anderson for JC Ramirez?

    Time to sell castellanos?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Mike: Yes. And no one is buying Castellanos, but sure.

      • Mike says:
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        @bigbear: just dropping him a better move?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Mike: Trading is usually better than dropping.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mike: Yes on JC. Define “sell”…who is buying? What are your waiver wire options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with others

  9. Chud says:
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    10 team full keeper – no streaming n very limited ww pickups – holds league.

    Kyle Seager/Devenski

    For

    Castellanos/Duffy.

    Who wins?

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Chud: Seager side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Agree with b

  10. SteveNZ says:
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    Sunday Thriver?

    • Pud says:
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      @SteveNZ: I don’t hate it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Nice! That’s solid, SteveNZ

      • jdred5 says:
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        @Grey: Those making the claim could be in a Sundaaze …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think we have better

  11. Brad says:
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    Hi Grey,

    12 team h2h keeper league. 14 cats offensive cats are: runs, hits, RBI’s, tb’s, batting avg, OPS, sb’s and k’s. pitching cats are: w, s, era, whip, k’s and k:bb.

    I was offered Bryant/Cole/Desmond for trout/degrom. what do you think?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Brad: Trout side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brad: Agree with b

  12. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great writeup! Glad I was able to snag Alonso in one league, the other had crazy weekly faabs as well. Alonso had a “FAABulous weekend”.

    Anyway, thanks to injuries I’m in the unenviable position of having to start either Cain

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: whoops sent too early.

      Have to start either Cain @NYM, assume that one of Ryu/Hill is coming back this week (but both would be @COL) or protect my rates and play Benoit in that spot instead (Neris is filling another spot). What do you think?

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I forgot Cain was not good anymore and started him last week in an innocuous matchup. Gave up 9 ER. Don’t make the same mistake I did.

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @JakeTPE: Thanks! Sage wisdom – think I’d rather take a 1 -2 IP no stats from Benoit than a potential whipping post from cain. Although, I innocently thought K-rod couldn’t single handedly ruin my team ERA/WHIP . . .

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Bil Lumbergh: Hah thanks! We’ll see!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good!

  13. eric says:
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    LeMahieu or Schoop ROS?

    • Cram It says:
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      @eric: Schoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Agree with Cram

  14. Bil Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: I think the term you are looking for is Sunday Driver… (guy who has a huge Sunday driving his weekly FAAB price way up)

    • Bil Lumbergh says:
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      @Bil Lumbergh : FAABulous is your winner. Nice job Duda!

  15. PED Inc says:
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    Morning Grey! Great write up as always.
    Would you trade Conforto (mine) for Schwarber (his)?
    My OF is stacked now that I have Desmond back with Stanton, bennentindi, Turner, and also Myers who is currently in my CI spot.
    I’m ready to quit picking this catcher scab, thanks Buddy!

  16. Chris r says:
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    I got offered Chris Archer and ja Happ for my Cody bellinger. I can keep cost for free next year as a one year keepers. 5×5 h2h 12 team.

    Any reason I don’t hit accept?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Chris r: What are the keeper costs? How many keepers? Bellinger for free sounds pretty good to me. I would probably hold.

      • Chris r says:
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        @b the esq.: get to keep two guys who were drafted past the tenth round or went undrafted

        • b the esq. says:
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          @Chris r: Assuming Archer is not keepable, definitely Bellinger side then. Happ doesn’t matter much to me at all in the deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris r: Depends on team, I guess… You don’t want to keep Bellinger?

      • Chris R says:
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        @Grey: I really do, but feel like Archer is maximum value for him. In case you come back to this

        I have Freddie freeman, yuli gurriel and todd frazier as 1b elgibles
        Trout, Turner, Inciarte, Piscotty, Kepler and Bellinger for 4 OF spots and a Util. (Story and villar manning ss/2b to let turner go OF)

        SP: Carrasco, Cole, Nola, Severino, Gausman, Velasquez then streamers. (deep benches)

        • Chris R says:
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          @Chris R: I ended up doing it. Go for the win this season

  17. Conktown Tinker says:
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    On draft day, I thought Jackie Bradley Junior was so fetch…

    I’m starting to think JBJ is never going to happen. Thoughts?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Conktown Tinker: Conktown!

      I thought you would finish your rhyming couplet thusly…

      On draft day, I thought Jackie Bradley Junior was so fetch…
      Now whenever I see his name I want to retch!

      PS I have the same sentiment as I have him practically everywhere. The breaking point will come soon. I like that he didn’t play for the two-day run-orgy that the Sox had on Saturday-Sunday! That might spur him on that Young (Young!!!!) is stealing at bats!

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Hi Ante!

        Recent comments from Farrell suggest he’s going to get JBJ back in the lineup on Tuesday, that he’s being over-aggressive and wants him to work on that. So I’m giving him one more week. But, yeah, we’re at the breaking point here.

      • Conktown Tinker says:
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        @Ante GALIC:
        I keep thinking of a poor buck-toothed girl in my ninth-grade class who had gear for extra incisor teeth –

        Still, I think Jackie might be the worlds worst BJ

  18. Adam says:
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    Would u drop Contreras and pick up Salvador Perez??
    Thx

  19. Jimbo says:
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    Spicy Sabbath

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimbo: I think we have better

  20. Ghostface says:
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    Just dropped my catcher, Russell Martin, in my third league. I had dropped my catchers in my other 2 leagues by the 3rd week, which are H2H Categories, where any awful catcher going 1/12 each week negatively effects my OBP. I had held Martin this long because it was a Points league, so unless he strikes out, it doesn’t negatively effect me. I dropped Martin’s 7 points last week for Yonder as a bench bat who even if he plays only one day could match that with a homer. What do you think of this strategy? I’ve been playing fantasy for a while and I find so much more value using that spot for a streamer or extra reliever I can get in the lineup in daily leagues or now a productive bench bat. Catchers have always been worthless but this season seems like a new low.

  21. Tigres says:
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    Grey – did some light online shopping this weekend and ended up getting Mezuzah for Bundy. On top of the stats you mentioned Friday, he’s got 42% FB rate (GBs in low 30%s), not a good mix for Camden Yards in the warmer weather.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Interesting, thanks!

  22. Synyster says:
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    Great stuff! Story 2-4 yesterday hopefully this is the start of something good! Coors can’t hold down anyone for to long amirite?

    Do you think Moncada gets the call up within the week? Safe to drop Franco and grab Moncada? I have Justin Turner as my 3B. Could also drop Franco for Alonso since Rizzo is looking pretty weak right now. Or hold?

    Danke!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: I don’t think see why Moncada comes up this week, was there news of this?

      • @Grey:

        Just ready some news sites that said with the White Sox struggling it was a possibility, of course that is their opinion and there is no confirmation. It’s only a week away they need to wait to control him for a seventh year so I think after that there is a good possibility he could be called up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t think he’s up to mid to late June at earliest

          • @Grey:

            Thanks! Drop Franco for Alonso?

  23. Justin says:
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    Thanks for the great write up! h2h keeper league. Would you deal benintendi for Thames? I’m trying to go all-in this year.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Justin: which side are you? I would want Benintendi long term.

  24. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Do you think this Ryan Zimm season start is for real or should we owners be looking for something in return while it’s real? I was thinking a straight up trade for an Archer, DeGrom or CMart, but I may be aiming low. Would appreciate your thoughts.

    10 Team H2H Points League.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: No way Zimmerman can keep this up. He will break down at some point. If you can get DeGrom or CMart for him I would do it.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: Does anyone think he’s going to hit 65 HR’s, 170 RBI and bat .400? No. Sell, sell, sell and aim high first.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: He’s on the Barry Bonds ‘roid diet – only a matter of time before his head grows 5 sizes, and his nuts shrivel

      • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks all and I probably should have worded differently. I understand he will not keep this up, but I guess I was thinking he may remain useful for the season – better than a Pujols who is my other choice for Util. Either way, I will see what people will accept.

        Thanks again.

  25. Eric says:
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    Hello Grey, ROS DJ LeMahieu or Bellinger…points league ?

    Thanks

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Eric: Bellinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with b

  26. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Guys! Happy Munnnday. Thoughts on starting matchups for these 3 SPs today in H2H league:

    Tanaka at Cinn
    Arrieta at Col
    Gio at Balt

    • b the esq. says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: I think you start all of them….at Col is always dangerous, but you start your studs. Maybe consider benching Gio because Camden isnt the friendliest of places for Lefties….

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @b the esq.: Thanks. Does Baltimore struggle against lefties? or not really…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: None of these are good, prolly bench them all and hope for better future matchups

  27. Wil says:
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    Max kepler is the most boring fantasy player of all time.

    2 homers and 2 steals it’s may 9th.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Wil: his OPS is falling to not good levels as well. he had a pretty decent one till lately.

  28. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey
    Your advice has helped push me from 8th to 2nd but I’m still tweaking. Right now, my OF is jammed (Trout, Cruz, Desmond, Benetendi, Inciarte) with Bellinger in my UTIL. Mazara has been glued to the bench. Where I need help is at 2B/SS/MI (Peraza, Story and Schoop).
    1 – Should I dump Mazara (or Enciarte) for….
    Javy Baez, Logan Forsythe or Yoan Moncada?
    2 – Also – Ed Rod or the Shark going forward?
    Thanks!!

    • bigbear says:
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      @Murph: Grab Moncada now. And E-Rod.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Baez 2. Ed-Rod

  29. William Hung says:
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    For a 2 start week, how would you rank the following:
    -Samardzjia (@NYM, CIN)
    -Cahill (Tex, @Chi-Sox)
    -Morton (Atl, @NYY)

      • bigbear says:
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        @bigbear: And flip. Don’t really like either.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Dammit, someone got to him before I did. Story of my season so far – just a step too slow. Should I roll Cahill over Morton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Yet another curse on your Buy has been cast – the stink of my last place team will ruin your Cahill buy…

            • William Hung says:
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              @William Hung: As a follow up, if Rizzo is benched today as a “rest” day after getting beaned last night, I am picking up Yonder – so there might be 2 curses set today…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: Rizzo’s game got postponed too late and couldn’t pick up Alonso. You got lucky.

  30. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    hicks got taken yesterday, i was out of moves at the time

    12 team with OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added
    C hedges
    1B au rizz
    2B treat urner
    SS story
    3B franco
    OF (3) brocktune/wong/hernan
    util (2) lamb/c-sant
    BN braun/kepler/cargo 2
    NA brinson
    drop kepler for mancini/sunday santana/werth/red dick. from the bench spots i can platoon mancini. werth has surprisingly good total bases/OBP/counting stats.

  31. Adam says:
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    Justin Wilson or Devenski ??
    Head to head league with holds
    Thx

    • Cram It says:
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      @Adam: Devenski isn’t getting holds, so, depends if you need the K’s more.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Adam: Wilson pitches more regularly and may be in line for Saves if they bench KRod.

  32. CoachGonzo says:
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    12 team roto trade thoughts appreciated. My tendi for his yu? Thanks in advance

  33. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    in a 14 teamer with QS and few moves per week j.garcia is hated on upcoming road games by SON, he is liked somewhat in home games. in general which of these over him:
    -karns vs BAL -1.8 (later in week can’t get him for today)
    -cashner (other than BB’s has been badly outperforming SON) vs OAK -19.8
    -perdomo @ TEX -29.2, vs MIL 2.6
    – conley (servicable outside of possible worst start of year by any SP) vs ATL 3.6
    – chavez @ OAK -2.2, vs WSOX 17.5
    – garza (badly outperforming SON) vs NYM -8.4, @ SD 0

  34. bigbear says:
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    Sunday phenom that drives up the FAAB bids: The opportunist manager has to get some action. But could very well expose your clear lack of judgment to a watching world. Glory Hole!

    Succinct. Versatile. Razzballian in every sense of the word.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Ha, I think we have better

  35. mjp says:
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    Thanks for the laughs Grey!

    Need some trade advice in a Yahoo h2h 7×7 (+BB,+OPS,+L,+K/BB)

    Side A: Eugenio Suarez and David Peralta

    or

    Side B: Villar and Hwan Oh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mjp: Thanks! B

  36. Mcgaffer says:
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    My team sucks, sigh….

    Trade advice:
    Standard 5/5 head to head
    My votto and Aaron Sanchez
    For his
    Braun and cueto

    My pitching is suspect, crush Davis moves to first base

    Muchos!!

  37. golfnut says:
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    A 10 team H2H yahoo……and I’m in last place. Categories are R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG….IP W L SV BB K ERA WHIP. I’m 30 points behind everyone! I can’t get a point to save my backside! Mostly my pitching has been the worst. Any ideas I can look to shore things up?
    SP available are Iglesias, Cahill, Tillman, Holland, Wood, Griffin
    Bats are Alonso, Schoop, Souza

    C
    Willson Contreras ChC – C,LF

    1B
    Paul Goldschmidt Ari – 1B
    2B
    Josh Harrison Pit – 2B,3B
    3B
    Hernán Pérez Mil – 2B,3B,SS,CF,RF
    SS
    Trevor Story Col – SS
    LF
    Michael Conforto NYM – LF,CF,RF
    CF
    Adam Jones Bal – CF
    RF
    David Peralta Ari – RF
    Util
    Chris Owings Ari – SS,CF,RF
    Util
    Cody Bellinger LAD – 1B,LF
    Util
    Mark Reynolds Col – 1B

    SP
    Jon Lester ChC – SP
    SP
    Marcus Stroman Tor – SP
    SP
    Danny Duffy KC – SP,RP
    RP
    Mark Melancon SF – RP
    RP
    Addison Reed NYM – RP
    P
    Jeurys Familia NYM – RP
    P
    Chris Devenski Hou – SP,RP
    BN
    Rougned Odor Tex – 2B
    BN
    Yoenis Céspedes NYM – LF,CF
    10-Day DL
    BN
    Yoan Moncada CWS – 3B
    Not Active
    DL
    Mitch Haniger Sea – LF,CF,RF
    10-Day DL
    DL
    Josh Donaldson Tor – 3B
    10-Day DL
    BN
    Taijuan Walker Ari – SP
    BN
    Robbie Ray Ari – SP
    BN
    Sean Manaea Oak – SP
    10-Day DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @golfnut: I’d be streaming SPs out of Moncada’s spot

  38. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Drop TJ Rivera for Yonder Alonso?

    Trade Duffy and Conforto for Samarjdzia and Wade Davis?

    Duffy has been impossible to sell, I may have to come to grips that he’s a low end #3/4 starter and just stream him.

  39. What's a Drexl? says:
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    best guy in deep league for holds and possible saves, farq/ george of the roses/ hart/strop/vizcaino. i already have koji, so maybe strop isn’t great add.

  40. DonnieB says:
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    In a 12 team keeper, would you hold a $6 Rodon or a $1 d’ Arnaud? I need DL space. And what to do with a $12 Pederson since I picked up Conforto when Pederson went on DL. Hold Pederson or use roster spot for streaming or a better reserve player? Thanks Grey and all.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @DonnieB: Lose Joc and D’Arnaud

  41. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Duffy vs Bal
    or
    McCuller @ NYY

    8 Category (K, BB, QS, W, WHIP, ERA, K/9 & Saves)

    Thanks!!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @TacktheKack: Neither matchup looks great. Check SoN. Without looking at SoN myself, I would lean McCullers with K/9 in the mix.

    • TacktheKack says:
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      @TacktheKack: Leaning towards Duffy since Bal leads the league in strikeouts vs lefties and arent great vs lefties in general, and Bal will be traveling from Washington after a night game the night before. Time for Duffy to put up.

  42. CMUTimmah says:
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    Sunday studs that drive up FAAB price tag?

    FAABeanie Baby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Haha, I’ll put it on list, but Sunday thriver is likely better

  43. Ryan says:
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    Brian dozer/snoop dogg joke killed me, grey.

    Is suarez/Myers too much to pay for severino/carrasco? Would you send Cruz or Thames over Myers?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Ryan: I’m a fan of trading Thames. He has 12 HR’s now and it wouldn’t surprise me if he only gets 12 or 15 more the rest of the way. I just can’t buy that 3 years in Korea has turned this guy into a 30 or 40 homer player

      • ryan says:
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        @mcmi11ions:

        I understand why you think that way, but have you seen him hit? He looks like a monster at the plate.

    • ryan says:
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      @Ryan:

      Also, would you offer Suarez or Rendon for Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Thanks! That’s a lot to pay

  44. NickNice says:
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    Start jake at coors tonight?

  45. J-Hova says:
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    Hi Grey

    Haha, I’m with you on Mcullers. He’s been my favorite pitcher to watch this year and feel like he’s been even better than his the numbers show

    I opened Yahoo on Sunday morning and saw a buy write up on Cahill with similar reasoning to what you had written on Friday. Maybe just a coincidence…

    That being said, would you drop Duffy for Cahill? SON isn’t crazy about him @ the White Sox later this week. If not Duffy, would you drop Brantley as a bench bat? My OF is Springer/Duvall/Bellinger and UTIL is Thames. Guys like Deshields, Alther, Perez etc are all available if I need OF help down the line

    Last, did you listen to Brother Ali? I didn’t check the Logic at all, was stuck on Brother Ali all weekend. Ant did an amazing job

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

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      @J-Hova: I need to download Brother Ali, haven’t listened yet, did download Logic, but still haven’t listened… I’ve ben listening to RTJ and Kendrick for last few weeks… You can lose Duffy

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        @Grey:

        Love rtj, I saw a post that said 22% of Logics album is skits. I’m going for try and check it today but the Ali sounds like early-mid 2000’s Rhymesayers.

        Duffy was my first pitcher taken so this will be painful. I’m praying Paxton comes back ok!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, haven’t heard great things about Logic’s new album but will try it

  46. Mo Money says:
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    Just got offered AJ Ramos for Margot. I also have Calhoun. With Bud Norris as my 2nd RP, who would you rather give up? Margot or Calhoun?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mo Money: I would deal Calhoun for AJ

      • Mo Money says:
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        @b the esq.:

        What about Margot and Kenta for Ramos and Carrasco?

  47. Cram It says:
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    You should direct all catcher questions to a link of your average Catcher game log/season in an RCL. I’d post a snapshot of mine if I could but my Frankencatcher has a line of .275/16/5/15/1 in 100 AB’s, made up of 14 catchers with none having more than 13 AB’s.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Cram It: Damn. 14 catchers? I like it. That’s like a Frankencatcher being continuously pumped with high voltage electricity! “IT’S ALIIIIIVE!!!!!!!!!” Are you dropping guys after one 0-fer or when they sit or what?

      • Cram It says:
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        @JakeTPE: Depends on a lot of things. But on short schedule days, like today, I forego a catcher to make a batty call elsewhere with a better player, so tomorrow I’ll have to pick up a catcher again. Rinse, repeat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: You’re doing better than me, I think I have 1 HR and .170 AVG across a dozen catchers

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Well you just stink at it then.

        Look at us, in 3rd/4th place respectively. I knew we could do it. Let’s get ’em!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was hoping to finish the week in 2nd where I was for the better part of yesterday until Shoemaker blew up

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I would’ve been tied for 2nd at least if Chapman didn’t blow the win for Severino last night.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I saw a sway of 8 points yesterday at different times

  48. Cram It says:
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    Also, I accidentally dropped Jason Turner in my RCL, immediately posted to the league asking if no one would claim him, one guy responded, some other guy claimed him, and that guy hasn’t responded to any of my efforts to kindly ask him what his story is. I mean, I’m in 1st place by 20+ points and almost 50 ahead of this mute, but c’mon, say something!

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Cram It: did you mean justin turner? in a lot of leagues (not RCL’s particularly just in general) people don’t read emails. either that or the guy is just a shit.

      • Cram It says:
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        @What’s a Drexl?: Yeah Justin. RCL’s are the only leagues where I don’t really know anyone. This wouldn’t happen in my other leagues. I sent him a trade offer too, you have to see that on your team page! Maybe he’s one of these bot managers? Or just a shit.

        • Simply Fred

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          @Cram It: That happened in our league. Manager that picked him up was in sooo many leagues he truly just didn’t see the comments on the site. Have you tried emailing him (via the team members page)?
          Once the manager was aware, he worked it out to trade the player back to the original owner.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Simply Fred: I could see not being up on a post about it. Even though seeing a player of that caliber available would give me pause.

            I did email him, twice. Nothing. It’s whatever.

            • Simply Fred

              Simply Fred says:
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              @Cram It: Show ’em what you can do with one arm tied behind your back!

    • nick the smooth dick says:
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      @Cram It: How do you click 3 consecutive buttons to accidentally drop someone?

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @nick the smooth dick: i’ve done it once, drunk and it was dark where i was.

        • nick the smooth dick says:
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          @What’s a Drexl?: Yeah I’ve slept with a fat chick too

      • Cram It says:
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        @nick the smooth dick: It’s just two. When you don’t realize you picked the wrong player until the confirm page, and your fat fingers quick twitch on a phone touchscreen…it happens.

        • nick the smooth dick says:
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          @Cram It: I was counting the box check with the submit and then confirm…fat finger quick twitch, sounds like a prude girls dream

  49. knucks says:
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    As I’ve only just CTRL + ALTHERR + DEL him off my team late last week, I can say that it feels like he does play everyday… sat out two games over the weekend due to a wrist thing. I think he’ll continue to play and is worthy of an add while swinging a hot bat.

    • Grey

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      @knucks: And pinch hit yesterday

  50. GoJays says:
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    Hey Grey, curious which two SPs you think I should sit out of this group? I’m already rolling with Scherzer and deGrom as automatic. Nova has been really good, but those matchups scare me. Not that some of the other options aren’t scary…

    Nova (@LAD, @ARI)
    Pomeranz (TB, @MIL)
    Salazar (@TOR)
    Severino (HOU)
    Shoemaker (DET)
    Hammel (@TB)

    • b the esq. says:
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      @GoJays: Would bench the Cobbler and Hammel, although Nova is a close call to Hammel for me.

  51. Sdub88 says:
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    Who do you like more ROS DeShields or Margot?

    Also is Taijuan Walker worth holding or would I be better off streaming his spot?

    [Side note on my horror story from last night: H2H league, Severino gives me a lead in ERA and K and brings me to within 0.01 in WHIP, I’m up 9-5 going into the 8th. Kris Bryant gets a hit to give me opponent a 0.01 lead in average (now up 8-6). Chapman blows up for me in the 9th, losing my lead in ERA (7-7). Because Chpman blew the save, it allowed Wade Davis to appear (who my opponent had, he gets 3 Ks and ties Ks. I lose 6-7. F**K!!!]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sdub88: DeShields, can stream Walker in some leagues

  52. mcmi11ions says:
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    So one of my leagues does weekly prizes for leading a specific category for the week. This week is was K’s. “I’m all set! I have a two start Chris Sale and SON on my side.” I was cruising! I was up by like 20 K’s. Then I got a rain shortened game from Kuhl. A non throwing shoulder pushing back McCarthy’s start then getting rained out, and then Matt Harvey getting suspended. I lost by 1 friggen K.

    My hate list for today:
    1. The weather
    2. Non throwing shoulder injuries
    3. Matt Harvey

    • Cram It says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Weekly prizes! That keeps things interesting at least. Shannon Tweed Playboy magazine please.

  53. Uncdrew says:
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    Told a lady in Home Depot that her dog would prefer to be left at home. She scoffed. I made a crack about a crowded hardware store being a dog’s natural habitat.

  54. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added. have this, and it seems it’ll be awhile before mancini gets 1B for the CI slot here. i probably should’ve jumped at kennys about 2 days ago over moss but i was worried about at bats.
    C avila
    1B miggy
    2B segura
    SS correa
    3B mostsuckass
    MI miller
    CI moss
    OF (4) k.davis/delino/trumbo/cargo 2
    util (1) rajai
    BN mancini
    NA zimmer
    miller could be moved to CI slot, meaning my replacement options for moss being these:
    e.escobar (listed as backup but has started last 5 days), d.robertson (gonna lose time when duffy is back), valbuena, merrifield. probably valbuena or hold here.

    2. and i’d guess the minute it appears vogelbach is back and playing he’s the get for this. possibly just the minute he’s back.

  55. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    knowing that both hahn till last start was outperforming SON and it hates him more than these two, which two out of boyd/hahn/musgrove. in short term SON likes musgrove the most. he was just dropped.

  56. b the esq. says:
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    Kinsler or Castro RoS? Thx!

  57. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    Hope the weekend was good.

    On a scale of crazy 1-10 (1 being looking both ways and 10 being voting for Hillary Clinton), where does starting Matt Moore for a 2 start week (@NYM, vs. CIN) fall?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Phil of the Future: was meant to read *looking both ways before you cross the street

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Phil of the Future: I grabbed him. SON likes him in both starts.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Definitely on the lower end of the crazy scale depending on your other options.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @b the esq.: Thin this week with both Hendricks and McCarthy visiting Coors.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I’ll take it. I’m pressed for options with McCarthy and Hendricks at Coors. Those starts are much higher on the crazy scale, but I’m tempted due to lack of choices.

  58. Slappy Jack says:
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    But wait , @Grey … Which side did you want of the Thames or Judge debate?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wow, i’d have bet money you’d have gone judge side. i’d guess judge’s reasons for:
        1. looks like stanton and his prospect evaluations of power in the stanton/sano/gallo group
        2. recency bias

        are trumped (in redraft leagues)
        by thames’
        1. better lineup
        2. experience/age
        3. the machines recently projected him as much better OBP/AVG guy for sure and really in general

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We haven’t seen Judge slump yet

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: true, but that line could be used as a reason FOR him. i’m not attempting to make a judge case here. but yeah, he was projected to be a what, less average hitter version of stanton?

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: that was the upside, of course.

  59. Kenny Loggins says:
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    What do you think I could get out of Duffy at this point?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Kenny Loggins: 32 cents on the dollar. Hold him and hope he gets a couple good starts together then look to move him. I’m doing the same thing with Harvey.

    • ryan says:
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      @Kenny Loggins:

      I packaged him up w/ Story and got Carrasco. This could go wrong in several ways, but I feel pretty good about dumping two players who look off at the moment for a possible ace.

  60. Matthew R Manuszak says:
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    Hey Grey, two quickies for you:

    1. Hold or Cut JBJ? Free agent bat options include Bregman, A-Gone, Brad Miller, Healey, and Buxton. Which should I go for?

    2. Getting offered Aaron Sanchez for Brandon Maurer? Should I take the plunge, or avoid the blisters?

    Thanks!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Matthew R Manuszak: 1. Don’t take AGon. Healey is the best from what you listed.

      2. SAGNOF! Keep Sanchez. He’s almost back. You can stream his roster spot until then.

      • Greg says:
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        @mcmi11ions: I’d say Bregman myself, long term. …

  61. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    i’m with ya on urena (ewwww, almost). got him cheap as shit (like midseason one week bidding period in a 30 team league with now up to 35 prospect slots) like 3 years ago. never dropped him. did have maurer years ago in exact same situation and DID drop him, bad for me as i’d love a league minimum closer now.

    i’d guess in 12 team NL onlies or one of those leagues where you draft like 50 people and there isn’t any FA all year to add he’s got big value as well.

  62. peacecoast says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Have to replace Joe Ross. Options are Andriese, Montgomery, Cotton, JC Ramirez, AJ Griffin. Who do you like?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @peacecoast: Steam the roster spot! At this point in the season there aren’t any pitchers on waivers or FA that I would plan on rostering ROS.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @peacecoast: Stream. Like Griffin for tommorrow’s matchup, but the move on.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @b the esq.: Weekly FAAB in my league. So although I do like to stream (esp 2 starts like Griffin) I like to consider the ROS.

  63. Not your average Joe says:
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    Lost out on Reynolds, Yonder, and Hicks thanks to insecurity and a brain fart. Should I be grabbing a hitter like Altherr, DeShields, Hernan or Pham? Should I add another pitcher like Miranda or JC Ramirez? Or should I target a two-start streamer like Griffin, Santiago, or Morton?

    And who’s my drop? Kelley because Glover, K-Rod because he go boom? (P.S. I like FAABulous suggested above. Or Sunday Thriver, also above. Or you can just call him Sundayyum).

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.

    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Benintendi, Polanco, Duvall; Util – C.Santana

    SP – Tanaka, Maeda, Duffy, Hamels, Eickhoff, Severino, Odorizzi, A.Wood
    RP – Holland, K-Rod, Bush, Brach, Wilson, Glover (inj.)
    DL – Kelley

  64. Mr. Rickey says:
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    How would you rank these 1Bs ROS: Yonder, Pujols, Moreland?

  65. Eric says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Currently have Shawn Kelley in 2 leagues (both 6×6 H2H) and don’t have a DL spot open in either of them. Starting to think he’s not worth holding onto..

    League 1: also have Matt Bush and David Robertson as closers
    Would you drop Kelley for Justin Wilson, Betances or Addison Reed?

    League 2: also have Familia and Giles as closers
    Would you drop Kelley for Betances or Addison Reed?

    In both leagues I also have the option of just dropping Kelley for a streaming SP slot..I just usually like to rack up some reliever numbers with a third closer/setup guy.

    Thanks in advance!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Eric: What is the 6th category for pitchers? If its Holds, definitely Betances. If not, Wilson on the chance he starts getting saves if KRod continues to suck.

      • Eric says:
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        @b the esq.: QS in both leagues – Holds isn’t a category

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Wilson….Betances

  66. Nightpandas says:
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    Pham was busy FAABulating all weekend

  67. cable says:
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    great job with the piece……H/H points 12 team, looking to buy low on a SPer who’s having a tough go 1st month, what could a Bundy/Vargas package possably get me

    • b the esq. says:
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      @cable: Very much depends on your leaguemates….an injured Kluber? Cueto?

      • cable says:
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        @b the esq.:

        could try Cueto…..Kaluber is mine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cable: Thanks! Agree w/ b

  68. Adam Magerman says:
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    What people’s thoughts on starting Gio Gonzo tonight against Baltimore?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Adam Magerman: 7 BB’s no earned runs and a lost winning lottery ticket.

  69. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you be dropping Alex Bregman for Ryon Healy?

    Thanks…

    MIke.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mike: No. Bregman will turn it around. He has had some empty hits to this point, but in that lineup and with his pedigree, the stats will come.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree w/ b

  70. Re-Pete says:
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    Thanks! I have Quintana (fortunately he was cheap, signed from last year) and also Cahill as a waiver add this season. I think they face off this week head to head, but Cahill also projects as a 2-started (other game vs. TEX). Should I risk a Hodgepadre for the 2-start week over a messed up Quintana?

  71. FrankGrimes says:
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    FAABulous

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @FrankGrimes:
      I’ll save you the time…

      Meh. I think we have better.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Grimey!!

      Love ya!

      Cheers,
      Ante

  72. Blake says:
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    only have 10 pickups left in my pts league – u think Alonso is a great long term answer this season? I have M Reynolds, Thamas and V Mart for the 1B and U options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: You have 3 options already save you moves

  73. Jon says:
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    Add Alonso, Marwin Gonzalez, Hicks, Schebler, Gardner, Altherr, or Pilar over TomJo, Kepler, Grichuk, or Jarrod Dyson? I can make multiple moves if they make sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Alonso, Hicks, Pillar over 1st three of yours

  74. Sean W says:
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    Weekend SOARior!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean W: Ha, nice… I’ll add it to the list

  75. Spyre says:
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    The problem with Stanton isn’t his talent – obviously he is good. Its that he spends so much time on the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: Stanton plus waiver wire guy is a top 30 player every year

  76. Rumham says:
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    Do I start Gomez or Polanco? (Gomez is 16 spots higher on hittertron). Do you agree with hittertron being so high on Gomez (every week this year)?

    Also, for Rudy, half the time I log in to hittertron, it takes me to the wp-admin login page and says (obviously) I don’t have permission.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rumham: Sure, try Gomez — you should comment on a tool page so Rudy sees that

  77. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    I’ve got a catcher question for you – what the heck? Was catcher always this much of a black hole and I just lucked out in seasons past? Or, is this year just uniquely bad?

    Drafted Rupp and took it in the rupp. Swapped him for Hedges who now seems lost in the hedges at the plate.

    I’m not asking for much, I’d just like to not see straight zeroes across the board every night when I look at my team.

  78. Rob says:
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    I have Miguel Cabrera in a keeper league. Can you give me a list of a few OF players that you feel would have close to the same value over the next three years or so. I already have Wil Myers at 1B and am looking to upgrade my OF a bit. Any help would be appreciated,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  79. hotmilk8 says:
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    I’ve been on the T.Walker train ride for the past 3 seasons…..is he worth holding onto in a 10 team points league??? seems as if he always goes less than 6 and barely qualifies for a win let alone a qs….I’ve held out so much hope, but Is it finally time to drop him….. Thanks so much…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ve been on it for 3 years and you want off after a decent start in Coors?

      • hotmilk8 says:
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        @Grey: Decent start still got me negative 1.17 points… I was jw if i’m crazy for hanging on to him in 10 teamer points with say Maeda(waivers),Happ,Velasquez,Moore and Odorizzi out there.
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For Coors, that’s decent

  80. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi, I really want to start bellinger this week (especially with 4 games at coors) but he doesn’t have OF eligibility on cbs for some reason. I already have freeman at 1b so I’d have to start him at UTIL, which means I’d have to bench Edwin Encarmacion or Carlos Santana. What would you recommend? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Santana

  81. Mike in Busan says:
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    Well, as the Britton owner, I held on to Brach; now as the Brach owner, should I hold on to Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  82. whodat says:
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    Grey,

    In need of saves, Brad Brach available. Would it be wise to drop Cargo for him. My outfield is Cargo,Desmond, Stanton, Trout, Cain. Chris Davis as DH.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  83. Dr Y says:
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    I need Bellinger to get 2 more appearances at OF to be able to keep him in my everyday lineup, am I screwed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a few weeks

  84. Bamf says:
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    W, K, ERA, WHIP- who is safer ROS, Hellickson or Triggs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hellickson

  85. Jeff says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Need to pick up a pitcher for this week – lost Taillon and Garrett. One start or two, doesn’t matter. Just looking for the best shot not to be hurt and to make some gains in a few categories (IP, QS, WHIP, K/9, ERA). Any of these interest you?

    Wainwright (@MIA), Moore (@NYM, CIN), H Santiago (@CWS, @CLE), N Karns (@TB, v BAL) , Bauer (@TOR, MIN), JC Ramirez (v DET), Perdomo (V TEX, @CWS), Conley (STL, ATL) Clevinger.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conley

  86. J-FOH says:
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    No mention of Bellinger and his 3 dongs since you last posted. For shame

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re such a Dodgers fan

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m such a Donger fan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’ve mentioned one player all year to me and it’s a Dodger, homer!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: that doesn’t count all the players you bypass in your trumpian fake news narrative

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I actually am fake news

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you’re so fake not fake which is so crazy real that it’s fake

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes!

  87. lwomack58 says:
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    Trade Judge for Segura or Fulmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  88. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    if only one BN hitting slot, which of kepler/mancini/domingo/lomo/smoak? OPS and hits added.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  89. The Boy says:
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    At what point is it time to cut bait with Jackie Bradley Jr? Werth is available and he’s been great. Broxton is also out there and while he’s been pretty meh… JBJ has been bad.

    Could also move Encarnacion + JBJ for Margot + Thames… Badly need OF help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can in shallower leagues

  90. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, how fast are you jumping on a trade of his Rizzo for my Judge (5×5 12-team mixer)? Are you having any second thoughts about this, or accept as fast as possible?

    Word to your mother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Rizzo

  91. Ted says:
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    Starting Deshields, Hicks, or Kepler this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  92. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Is it time to dump Schoop for Castro?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you like

  93. BC says:
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    Sunday Funday – someone who has too much fun on Sunday to be worth the asking price on Monday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  94. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Term for a guy who has a huge Sunday driving his weekly FAAB price way up: Ante Priest?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll put it on the list, but I think we have better

  95. Sport says:
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    Alright, how confident are you in Odor’s rest of the year? 12 team redraft, I have Schoop at 2B but been offered his Odor for my Benintendi. Do this right?

    Thank you for your replies and all you do.

    • Lt says:
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      @Sport: I feel like this trade is the perfect test of Greys faith in Odor, I have him also, I was so happy at the draft…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  96. E says:
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    would you trade Brad Brach for Alex Wood? I dont really need a closer, have Jansen, Familia, and Feliz, can always use another starter

    • Cram It says:
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      @E: Eh, I’d try to do better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  97. Lt says:
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    Hey Grey, totally jammed up at closer, does the top 500 players continually get updated into the year thus far? I wanna know if you wait till mid season for the rest of way rankings or if there’s a sort of re ranking of players now so I don’t have to ask for a ridiculous list on the comments page. I’ll bother Smokey on the page he has less traffic if you say that’s the move.
    Enjoyed the dyslexic steak sauce, subtle but had me laugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not updated after Opening Day — thanks!

  98. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you think Hicks will be an everyday player moving forward.

    Is Tillman good pickup vs KC with Duffy throwing

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Hicks

  99. Clive says:
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    Bellinger/Kershaw for Bryant/deGrom?

    Who wins? Is it close? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  100. Garbles says:
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    Stupid is, as stupid does, #Bundy2017CyYoung

    Velasquez seems like such a mess, remember when everyone was hyping that Phillies rotation pre-season?

    You think Quintana is worth buying low on or does it seem like something’s legitimately wrong with him?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Garbles: So you’re saying you didn’t read the post. Ctrl F Quintana

      • Garbles says:
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        @Cram It: I read the post, including the Quintana piece, just curious if it’s worth paying pennies on the dollar or not

        • Cram It says:
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          @Garbles: I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Something’s wrong

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: yeah he’s not getting really unlikely. More like unlucky, or unlikeable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  101. lwomack58 says:
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    Yuli seems to have cooled-Pickup Moreland for Yuli

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with Cram

  102. John says:
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    What do you see happening with Aaron Hicks. Where does he fit in with a healthy Gardner and Ellsbury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @John: John!

      As an on-again, off-again owner in RCL’s this year of Hicks, he plays MOSTLY against LHP so my short answer is…move on.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  103. Dan says:
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    Would you definitely bench Senzatela today, at Coors vs Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  104. J-FOH says:
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    ADD FAAB? as in additional FAAB . That’s terrible I’m going back to bed

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J-FOH: wtf. I want my it’s terrible comment. Where the hell is it? I reference a popular British TV show and you’re suppose to tell me it’s awful.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: don’t lie, you kinda liked it

  105. DJ says:
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    Hold C Santana or pick up Alonso?

    Also is Kinsler a buy low or are you worried about him Ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DJ: Hold…. Worried ROS

  106. Shitwolf says:
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    hey man thanks for the write up! was wondering in a weekly h2h league do you start a schmotato like Alonso over han ram? wasnt sure if ram would lose playing time in the NL without the DH

    thanks

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @Grey:

        Appreciation… took a screen shot for my receipt. I heard from some guy that if you didn’t predict correctly you get a free mustache ride as compensation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, guess I have to now

  107. Adam Magerman says:
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    in an OBP league do you like Odor or Bregman ROS…position doesn’t matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  108. Greg says:
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    So. ..once upon a time Grey had a fantasy team and on that team were an established Michael Brantley and Ryan Zimmerman. …but both got injured and cost him dearly. The next year, sold on their health, he got them for bargains, but yet again they went down to injury. Now, years later, they are both having very good starts, but Grey doesn’t own them. So he resents their good fortune and puts voodoo curses on them.

    But so far no go, Brantley’s wheels haven’t come off, he just tweaked his ankle…day to day. …unless some MRI shows catastrophy. And I’m crossing my fingers.

    I knew closer Britton was in denial, but you advised I drop Brach when he returned, so I did against better judgement. .. Grrr. Ah, well, Bush, Ramos and Giles: 2 effing saves last week.

    Okay, I’m putting voodoo on Rendon…. ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  109. scottydoes says:
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    Is Gregory Polanco dead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not!

  110. Harry says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would like to pick some of these guys up but our league has moved limits for week and for season, I stacked some pitching as it’s a H2H daily roster moves, trying to max Ks and QS, would you pick up Morton and drop anyone from this list or hold off, and just bench some of these guys depending on matchups
    Velasquez Maeda Ed-Rod Urias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez

      • Harry says:
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        I was thinking him too, hoped he could turn it around but guess not so sure.

  111. Cram It says:
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    FAAB Frenzy?
    FAAB Fap?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer others

  112. Cram It says:
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    Sunday FAABrication

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Just my iFAABgination that those were good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  113. hssnd noh says:
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    springer and kepler for polanco and bellinger?
    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  114. Alex Sutara says:
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    Hey grey, you think Marwin Gonzalez is gonna keep that hot streak going when he gets back in the lineup…

    Who’s is more ownable in your eyes until beltre gets back, Marwin or Hernan Cortez?

    • Alex Sutara says:
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      @Alex Sutara:

      And in the minute it took to write this while using the facilities at a rest stop during an 11 hour drive I guess Spanish conquistadors came to mind instead of hernan PEREZ

      Ah well this is what I do in the few minutes I have to spare… Priorities… Too much info?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  115. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    If you had to pick 2 out of Mazara, Yasmany, Ender, and DJ Lemeheiu who would you go with? H2H 6×5 cats Hits and Avg. count

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yas, Ender

  116. SallyCips says:
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    Pretty much my entire rotation hit the DL this week. WTF. Then Velasquez decided to keep up his song and dance, so I booted him for Cahill who had a rainout and I lost 6-4 because of Baez.
    Ugh! Hope your weekend went better.

    Would you drop Pederson or Fowler (zeros this week) for Alonso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  117. southside dom says:
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    Sunday FAABath

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, will add to list

  118. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 Team H2H Redraft League.

    Michael Wacha for Jay Bruce. Which side?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

      • Boy Wonder says:
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        @Grey: is it even close?

  119. William Hung says:
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    FAAB + Viagra = FAABgra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not bad, will put it on list

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Say Faabgra out loud and tell me it’s really not bad. It is. Bad, that is.

          • nick the smooth dick says:
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            @Grey: Loved that video of him and his boy cracked out freestyling about cheating on Khloe. Fire.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So fire, fire sends fire emojis to other fire relatives

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the smooth dick: what about FAABulous weekend, that’s as clever as white bread

  120. Mickey says:
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    You said the F word! I’m retreating to my liberal safe space…

      • Winthorpe says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes…

        “Harvey trying to f*ck David Wright’s wife. ”

        You may have used a *, but I know what you meant…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, you’re quick!

  121. FeverDog says:
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    12-team, h2h, 5×5

    Tim Beckham or Ian Kinsler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler

  122. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Nomar for Gardner, Yonder, or hold? thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonder

  123. A TreaTur Among Us says:
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    Really need pitching in my 14-Team H2H OBP League:

    Trade away Zimmerman for Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. David says:
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    Michael Wacha, Dylan Bundy, or Lance Lynn?

    Pick two for the ROS for 10 team league (era, whip, k, tb, w, l, qs,k:bb). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha, Lynn

  125. Joshua NYC says:
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    Margot or Inciarte ROS?

  126. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Why dress like a lobster when you could be a crab?
    Claws up!

  127. Ryan says:
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    Would you offer rendon or Suarez for severino? Fair?

  128. Cohen says:
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    Grey, 12 team roto,these are my starters
    Carrasco
    McCullers
    Pineda
    Serevino
    Nova
    Maeda
    I think Maeda is the weakest starter.He’s at Col this week. Im looking at dropping him and picking up a bat today. Bad move or go for it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cohen: I dropped Maeda last week

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: Good enough for me! Batty call TJ Rivera vs Moore or Mancini vs Gio?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mancini

  129. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Are you okay dropping Urias for Healy in a 12 team H2H?

    My staff is Salazar, Eickhoff, Severino, JC, Cahill, Urias (Rich Hill on DL)

    Urias is on an innings limit still, right?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer not to, but if you have to

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: I’m trying to hang on to him for at least another start or two. I don’t have many other options when it comes to guys that are drop worthy…

        One more JBJ for Hicks (or anyone, really) in a 10 team, no DL league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: I dropped Rendon for Conforto the morning of his 6/6, 3 dong, 10 rbi barrage…Every time I consider dropping JBJ I have Vietnam flashback type fever dreams of JBJ dropping a day like that…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ouch

  130. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league would you trade moncada for bellinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. peacecoast says:
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    Ack I signed up for SON and now having issues on the site. Who can help me solve them? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Comment to Rudy on tools pages, or email him rudy @ razzball.com

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: thanks, emailed him

  132. Earl says:
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    Man, stop the madness.

    My first three picks in a league were Rizzo, Correa and Odor. Needless to say my hitting thus far sucks.

    Guess no choice but to ride the train for now and hope that maybe the train changes direction.

    Also, what are you thoughts on Desmond. Debating whether to try and get him for this league?

    Thanks

  133. Good Shabbos! says:
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    Harvey forB McCann? McCann currently rated 1 of all catchers. But yea catchers. Sandy Yasmani Bandy Pina Avila JMcCann Wellington all avail. Currently rolling without a catcher altogether. Rotation is Yu Nova Lynn Maeda Hill Salazar Harvey. 5×5 roto non keeper 10 team.

    Thanks!

  134. Big league choo says:
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    12 team dynasty

    Need to drop two SPs with guys coming back from Dl this week…

    JC Ramirez, Triggs, Gsellman

  135. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Been sitting on Gausman because the wire sucks and haven’t been starting him.
    Is today the day to start him vs. WSH $-3.8? Or continue to sit which is what I am thinking. Thanks in advance.

    Also, I had picked up Albers but am realizing he’s not the guy and I don’t want any part of that dumpster fire. Who is the best streamer to replace him? Or is it just all junk?
    $6.2 Sabathia @ CIN
    $4.2 Musgrove vs. ATL
    $4.4 Montero vs. SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit — Montero

  136. JJ says:
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    I was offered Odor for Bellinger in a 3 keeper league.

    Which side you want? Have plenty of depth at both positions. (Bell, Moreland, Alonso, Castro, Villar, J. Ramirez)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        man, he just goes up there a swings at everything & anything

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  137. LenFuego says:
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    The Sunday performance is a Fabulous Sabbath FAAB Stab Tab Grab

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, what?

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Heh, OK, it’s a mouthful. So lose “Stab” (which is what I feel like my FAAB acquisitions are – stabs in the dark), and you have:

        Fab = Fabulous
        Sab = Sunday
        FAAB = FAAB
        Tab = Cost
        Grab = like, swiping my FAAB budget

        You know, a Fab Sab FAAB Tab Grab!

        Sigh. Fine, I’ll go back to licking my wounds from last week’s debacle.

        • nick the smooth dick says:
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          @LenFuego: Somehow I like this alot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stabby the Tabby?

  138. Eric says:
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    Would you drop Grichuk for Keon Broxton?

    12-team H2H with OBP – currently getting killed in steals every week..

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. wouldyourather says:
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    klye seager + andrus

    for Correa who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  140. Jimbob says:
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    Grey!

    2 questions,

    1. Deshields or Heyward
    2. Stream Gausman (was, @kc), or karns (@tb, Balt )

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields — Karns

  141. Matt says:
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    Please rank for this season: Rendon, Eugenio Suarez, Bellinger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon, Bellinger

  142. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    The focus on launch angle seems to be all the rage this year. Alonso is the poster boy for it thus far, but Marwin Gonzalez seems to be drinking the cool aid as well. He’s increased his FB% over 9% from last year. Hit em where they ain’t, I guess. Not a bad strategy. Looks like he’s focusing on patience and contact too. His walk rate has tripled and his Swing% and SwStr% are both way down. Could be a 25/10 guy who won’t crater your average if this approach sticks.

    What a shizz show in that Nats bullpen. I grabbed Albers in a few places hoping for some cheap saves, but I’m not expecting much. Looks like it’ll be a mess in the 9th until they go get someone.

    Now that the inevitable Brett Anderson injury has hit, it looks like Mike Montgomery time in Chicago. He might have a few shaky five inning outings until he cleans up his control, but the stuff is terrific. Can’t ask for a better situation either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it holds on Marwin, feels like a sample size thing…. I grabbed Albers and Romero, I’m scurred…. Love Montgomery, but after he pitched in relief last night I wonder when we see him

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: unless it’s just some b.s. glover is supposed to be back soon (however, the same report i saw that in said at end of his 10 days, which would’ve been yesterday). when last seen glover had stolen 2 saves in back to back days off kelley.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Marwin won’t keep up this pace, but flyballs+patience+contact generally equals good things. He’s almost 40% of the way to 25 homers too. It looks like he’ll be capable of averaging a tick over three homers per month from here on out, which is all he’d need to do in order to reach 25, but we’ll see.

        Nats bullpen looks like a committee until they make a move. Albers is mediocre and Romero throws a straight 98 mph heater and that’s it. The velo is nice, but his fastball doesn’t seem to have much movement and he only throws an occasional slider. MLB hitters can hit a straight 98 if they know it’s coming.

        Montgomery could slide into the rotation on Friday following Arrieta/Lackey/Hendricks/off day. We’ll see what the Cubs do, but that would make sense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In Dusty’s eyes, I have to think the biggest problem with Romero is he’s a lefty… Albers is awful, but he’s the one I grabbed in Tout, so hopefully he gets something…Too bad Blanton imploded this year

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Isn’t Maria Conchita Alonso the chick from The Running Man? If so, she’s the got the lead in terms of the most fantasy relevant Alonso over the years. Sorry Yonder.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I forget if she was in there, and don’t let OTS hear you say that, Alonso’s his main squeeze

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: It’s nothing against Yonder. I just think that Maria in that tight bodysuit embodies the word fantasy much more accurately.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If you only saw her now

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: Following the Meg Ryan aging curve instead of Sophia Loren, eh? I refuse to Google. You can’t bait me!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Good call, don’t look her up… Let’s say I didn’t recognize her on the street

  143. Dodger Blues says:
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    Who is starting for Dodgers today ? I see McCarthy on some sites and Wood on others?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        I think its Wood , but nothing official yet

      • wouldyourather says:
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        @Grey: wood

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          would

  144. Matt says:
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    Question for today, start Eugenio Suarez against Tanaka at CIN?

    Or Start Healy against Nolasco at LAA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  145. lwomack58 says:
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    Who do you like-DeShields, Broxton or Pillar-Mainly looking for steals but a little AVG wouldn’t hurt..
    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  146. Abe Froman says:
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    Todd Frazier just hit the waiver wire. Worth burning my #1 priority on him? 12 team 5×5

    He’d most likely be replacing Brad Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  147. Tony says:
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    Trade Bundy for Duffy?

  148. Christian Warne says:
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    12 team Roto 5×5 OBP and QS (no avg or wins)

    Which side?

    My: Harper + Betances

    or

    His: McCutchen + Strasburg + K. Jansen

    I don’t love McCutch, and I fear injury from Stras. But I need SP and Saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper, not close

  149. Christian Herman says:
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    Streaming this week (or 2 I’m in trouble) : Logan Morrison or Yonder Alonso
    Rank: Alex Cobb Trevor Cahill Jesse Hahn (quality starts & wins)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonder… Cahill

  150. KarlJ says:
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    Needed K’s and saves so I just traded Moncada and Garrett for Shark and Deshields in a redraft league
    Did I do ok?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Grey:
        FYI sorry I meant needed SB’s not saves- Got my SAGNOF’S crossed
        I know the answer is the same
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  151. The Biz says:
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    Happy Monday Grey!

    12 team roto 5×5:
    Was offered Wieters and Tulo for my Lucroy and Beltran. I’m pretty ok at SS, Andrus, Baez, Hernan Perez. Beltran was free off waivers, but I think the upside of Lucroy is still worth the hold. Thoughts?

    You the man as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty bad trade

  152. mjp says:
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    Just traded away my 3B and have a hole. Who should I fill with between:

    Travis Shaw, Hernan Perez, or Marwin Gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  153. Tyler Magnus says:
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    I am guessing Shawn Kelly is done as the nationals closer once he comes off the DL. Would you drop him for Jose Urena or Mike Montgomery? Streamonater isn’t updated with Urena pitching against the Braves (if Urena is staying in the rotation and if Montgomery is getting Anderson’s spot)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who knows if he’s done, might not be

  154. dustyfingers says:
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    Regarding Bundy, I’ve watched him pitch the last few games. By the fourth or fifth inning every time he’s looked gassed and struggling a bit to hold it together. And there goes Showalter, letting him pitch 100-110 pitches a game. He’s going to start getting blown up or hurt. I offloaded him for Quintana. I think Quintana will server me better come playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  155. Dylan says:
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    Who should I play in my final OF spot this week:
    D Peralta (home vs DET and PIT; only 1 lefty)
    Ellsbury
    Gardner

    H2H weekly points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  156. Milarky says:
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    My OF and Util spots are maddening with a few guys severely under-performing. Given that the Yanks are playing two games @CIN, which four would you roll with this week out of DeShizz, Polanco, Holliday, Bradley and Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Delino

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: That’s two – does that mean it’s a crapshoot as to which two of the last three to go with?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  157. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Would you still hold Harvey in a twelve-teamer? I’m wanting to grab Charlie Morton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • Shopgurrrl says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, Grey!

        What about Mazara? Do you think he’ll come around?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do, he’s a talented hitter, just a slump

  158. Big league choo says:
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    12 team dynasty 7×7 QS

    Need to drop 2 Sp with players coming off Dl

    JC Ramirez, Triggs, Gsellman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Triggs, Gsellman

  159. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey hey Grey,

    I thought I would try this asking you to RANK these please thing that I see people doing ’round here sometimes.

    For an OF until Marte returns:
    Altherr, Taylor, Pillar, Kepler

    For speculating on saves:
    Benoit, Vincent, Soria

    For 80’s detective/sitcom hybrid:
    Remington Steele, Moonlighting, Riptide, Simon and Simon,

    Love yas!!!

    • Sportive Tricks says:
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      @Sportive Tricks:

      Also, are there Cajun Chef jokes waiting in the wings for the Detroit closer situation? Lots of Wilsons.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar…Vincent…Steele, Simons

  160. JC3Bagger says:
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    Would you trade Arrieta for Severino and Bellinger?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @JC3Bagger:
      I would

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @JC3Bagger: In a heartbeat. Depending on league, current team, needs, and assuming you’re the one getting Sev&Bel. So an irregular heartbeat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  161. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league

    Need to cut 1 to stream pitching: Brett Gardner, Ellsbury, Hernan Perez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  162. Chucky says:
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    Week 6 quandary. Two guys have to sit. Betts, Pollock, Stanton, Thames, Lamb and Joc?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Chucky: Joc. Can’t figure out the other one, I don’t know how Grey does this post after post! Lamb has Coors this week. Maybe Thames cuz he has been coo lately. Pollock if you don’t need steals.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Chucky:
      Seems pretty easy to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc, Lamb

  163. Richie Suess says:
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    pick 2 for this week – Points league, weekly lock

    Chris Owings
    Carlos Santana
    Eric Hosmer
    Jose Reyes

    also, is Rizzo benchable and would could you see starting Hosmer or Santana over him this week?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Richie Suess:
      Anyone say Rizzo is out?

      • Richie Suess says:
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        @FrankGrimes: no, but the slump is bad right now, that match up in Colorado is juicy

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Richie Suess: he actually looked good last night AFTER being hit by the ball, and played an extra 9 innings with just tylenol. his at bats BEFORE being plunked were quite bad.

          • Richie Suess says:
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            @goodfold2: yes that 4 pitch strike out with 2 on in the 9th crushed me. lost last week. hurting today

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Richie Suess:
          I wouldn’t sit him especially going into a Coors series

          • Richie Suess says:
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            @FrankGrimes: ok so do you care to answer my original question… im open to your advise

            all 4 of those bats have good numbers over the past 15 days…

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Richie Suess: rizzo’d have to have cancer or something for me to play hosmer over him with how hosmer has been since like exactly june 15th 2016 or something from a fangraphs article i read.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings, Hosmer…. Play Rizzo

  164. eric says:
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    Over under Moncada call-up?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @eric:
      June

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      June 20th

  165. peacecoast says:
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    It’s fixed ! Word up G.

    Oh Rajai, Rajai. What to do with you? You hit for shite and aren’t stealing. But you are stuck on my team cuz of SAGNOF. No one will trade for you. I can’t drop you. Please stop sucking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem

  166. Jag1364 says:
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    Should I cut Chris Davis for Mark Reynolds? Rizzo is my primary first baseman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  167. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    1) Out of the guys I own, which starts should I be using these week?

    5/8
    Graveman vs. LAA (-6.2)

    5/9
    Carrasco @TOR (15.2)
    Ray vs. DET (7.4)
    Nova @LAD (-5.3)

    5/10
    Urias vs. PIT (18.4)
    Lynn @MIA (-1.7)

    5/12
    Shoemaker vs. DET (12.0)
    Duffy vs. BAL (6.9)
    McCullers @NYY (4.5)

    5/13
    Severino vs. HOU (9.3)
    Walker vs. PIT (6.1)

    5/14
    Ray vs. PIT (7.3)
    Nova @ARI (-0.4)

    2) Now which of these available SPs should I be using this week?

    5/9
    Andriese vs. KC (14.2)
    Wheeler vs. SF (10.1)
    Santiago @CHW (-7.6)
    Lackey @COL (-11.6)

    5/10
    Chavez @OAK (-1.7)
    J. Garcia @HOU (-19.9)

    5/11
    JC Ramirez vs. DET (0.3)

    5/12
    Glasnow @ARI (3.6)
    Folty @MIA (-9.4)

    5/13
    Moore vs. CIN (18.8)
    D. Norris @LAA (-8.2)

    5/14
    Conley vs. ATL (3.1)
    Andriese @BOS (-17.8)
    Santiago @CLE (-17.8)

    • Cram It says:
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      @ebudz: All of them, except the -8 and worse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everything that’s not negative, and Lynn, Chavez, Folty

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Oh damn so many starts! However my bad but I should have specified that we have a weekly max acquisition limit of 6 … so what are the best (in order) 5 or 6 starts out of these:

        5/9
        Andriese vs. KC (14.2)
        Wheeler vs. SF (10.1)
        Santiago @CHW (-7.6)
        Lackey @COL (-11.6)

        5/10
        Chavez @OAK (-1.7)
        J. Garcia @HOU (-19.9)

        5/11
        JC Ramirez vs. DET (0.3)

        5/12
        Shoemaker vs. DET (12.0)
        Glasnow @ARI (3.6)
        Folty @MIA (-9.4)

        5/13
        Moore vs. CIN (18.8)
        D. Norris @LAA (-8.2)

        5/14
        Conley vs. ATL (3.1)
        Andriese @BOS (-17.8)
        Santiago @CLE (-17.8)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JC, Shoemaker, Moore, Andriese, Conley

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey-dawg!

            10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
            R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
            W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

            (1) C: Martin
            (1) 1B: Rizzo
            (1) 2B: Odor
            (1) SS: Owings
            (1) 3B: Rendon
            (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Inciarte
            (2) UT: H. Ramirez, Abreu
            (6) Bench: Longoria

            (2) DL: Haniger

            (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
            (2) RP: Johnson, Kelley
            (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino, Walker
            (6) Bench: Ray, Graveman, Urias, Lynn, Shoemaker

            (2) DL: Bedrosian

            1) So which pitcher is going to get cut in order to stream Andriese tomorrow? I’m assuming it will be Graveman since I’m not starting him anytime soon it seems? Or is it time to drop Betances?

            2) Also I consistently lose in saves and losses every week so any advice in that dept? Available RPs: Rodney, Neris, Rosenthal, Wilson, Albers

            3) Also side note after I watched my offense get beat this week by a manager who hasn’t checked his team since the draft … Is there a player out there I should try trading for that might give my bats a boost!? I seem to lose in hits, SBs and AVG … I think I wanna package Longo with someone in order to consolidate a bench bat? Help!

            4) Is Story a good buy low still or he someone to avoid? Not sure his average is going to help me at all but I don’t wanna miss out on a good buy low? Was thinking of offering Owings and Longo to try and get him?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Graveman 2. Neris over Kelley 3. Longo and Hanley for Story? 4. Sure

  168. Matt says:
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    OBP league

    Inciarte, Margot, Pillar, or Deshields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  169. Bobby says:
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    I need to sit one player this week , please pick one

    Desmond
    Miggy
    Hamilton
    Benintendi
    Bellinger
    Thames
    Springer

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  170. What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas says:
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    My last post was a week ago steering with my leg on the way to Santa Monica… tons of typos but made it safe and sound. Sunday fun day at the Bungalow in SAMO did not disappoint. Must be where all the beautiful people go on Sundays to be seen.

    Have a few trade questions:

    Bruce for David Robertson. I’m loaded offensively and could pick up Ender to replace Bruce as a 4th OF or U.

    Sergio Casilla for Teheran? If I get Robertson, Casilla becomes my 4th Closer and I have Bedrock on the dl. Cheap gamble or is Teheran toast?

    Lucroy hit waivers, pick up over Martin or hold?

    Pick 2 for ROS… Wood, Morton, Montgomery, Amdriesse?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, glad you liked it! I’d take Casilla…Pickup Lucory… Wood, Montgomery

  171. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    That Tommy Pham is a huge ImPastor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, what?

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Its a play on the word “imposter”, but using Pastor because of Sundays. All I have are religious themes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You theology majors! Faabi Schmotatowitz

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: A FAABio Friar

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Too close to Padres… Mama Mia, FAABA!

              • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: NICE! A Dancing Queen.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  172. Long Bawls says:
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    The Mets front office requests that, out of respect for Jose Reyes, you not call them beat writers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  173. Grey, his G. Cole for my C. Santana. Fair?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @vrugg03: I’d want Carlos, but depends on need.

  174. MarvPesos

    Josh says:
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    Grey,

    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.

    In first place overall and trying to keep my team at the top. I’ve been holding back on making some moves but there are a couple things that I don’t know if I can wait on:
    1. Someone dropped Sean Manaea and I have the #1 waiver, who would you drop from my team below to pick up Manaea ?
    2. I’m still waiting on Gattis to get hot but is he worth swapping out for one of Leon, Hedges, or McCann?
    3. Any other waiver guys worth swapping out or is it worth it to stash one of these upcoming guys (Rosario, Albies, Honeywell, Berrios)?

    Waiver:
    Hit – J. Harrison, S. Schebler, B. Gardner, T. Pham, Z. Cozart, Y. Alonso
    PIT – S. Manaea, C. Anderson, C. Tillman, A. Wood, H. Santiago, C. Morton, J. Berrios, AJ. Griffin

    My Team (Goldschmember):
    C – Evan Gattis
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Kyle Seager
    SS – Jonathan Villar
    Mi- Alex Bregman
    CI – Nolan arenado
    LF – Ryan Braun
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Jackie Bradley Jr.
    BN –Manuel Margot
    BN –Jorge Soler
    BN –Jonathan Schoop
    DL – Tom Murphy
    Sp – Chris Sale
    SP – Jake Arrieta
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    RP – A.J. Ramos
    Rp – Netfali Feliz
    P- Greg Holland
    P -Taijuan Walker
    BN- Ivan Nova
    BN – Vince Velasquez
    BN – Drew Pomeranz
    DL – Madison Bumgarner

    Thanks in advance bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Soler 2. No 3. Wood over Velasquez

  175. peacecoast says:
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    G,

    do you like Revere or Span this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  176. Jim says:
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    hi Grey
    Yonder is available in 3 of my leagues.
    Please let me know for each of the leagues if I should hold or drop the player & pick him up

    League 1 Drop Chris Davis for Yonder?
    League 2 / 2 options to drop: drop Gallo or Schoop for Yonder?
    League 3 drop Schoop for Yonder ?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Schoop 3. Sure

  177. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need one of these guys to start this week. who do you like?

    conforto – 3 vs sf, 3 @ mil
    mazara – 2 @ sd, 2 vs sd, 3 vs oak
    gallo – 2 @ sd, 2 vs sd, 3 vs oak
    polanco – 3 @ lad, 4 @ ari

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @herschel: CONFORTO!!!

  178. Sdub88 says:
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    You think I can fetch Aaron Sanchez for Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  179. Jim says:
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    Thx, Grey
    One more on Yonder, please.
    Would you drop Gallo or Hosmer for Yonder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  180. ERad says:
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    Man I hate ‘punting’ anything – but lately I’ve just been starting 2 or 3 SP, keeping my fingers crossed – and then relying on Betances, Devenski, Wilson, Rosenthal to carry me home to the 30 IP minimum.

    Starting pitching, what’s the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, shizz is ugly

  181. Al Koholic says:
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    Thanks for all the great work to you and your staff. Awesome stuff. Hoskins or Brinson the better n/a stash in a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, AL! Brinson, but I’d ask Ralph

      • al koholic says:
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        @Grey: THANKS BOSS

  182. knucks says:
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    Rather own Hosmer or Moreland moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland, coin flip

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Thanks coach, much appreciated

  183. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Hittertron’s got a Toles chubby this week, and I’m all on board

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s Coors, Hitter-Tron rightfully loves all things Coors

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: True dat. Lost 1-9 last week thanks to Jason Werth’s bullshit Sunday. I keep having players go DTD on like a Tuesday in a weekly lock.
        Added Justin Wilson today for $3 – another league member added Alex Wilson for $12 in a non-holds league. Love the dual last name kerfuffle.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, like people who thought they were voting for Bill Clinton again

  184. inferiorhippo says:
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    I was offered Kepler for Castro, should i take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  185. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Good afternoon.

    Trade question for 12 team league:
    Option A
    Give: Carlos Santana + Duffy
    Get: Donaldson + Wacha

    Option B
    Give: Duffy
    Get: Donaldson

    My team is:
    Realmuto, Edwin, Schoop, Arenado, Russell
    OF: Brantley, Thames, Dickerson, Bradley jr (BN)
    UTL: Carlos Santana
    SP: Darvish, Duffy, Salazar, McCullers, Jaime Garcia, Zach Davies, Eduardo Rodriguez, Daniel Norris, Manaea (DL), Nola (DL)
    RP: Giles, Osuna, Ramos

    Thing of option B (Duffy for Donaldson) is that I then have to trade C. Santana or Edwin since we only have 1 UTL spot.

    I’m trying to get some offense since I already lost Marte, and Eaton.

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure try it

  186. spider monkey says:
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    Sunday hero into Monday buy high candidate? (gotta get the name in there to give him credit

    to sign someone after a blow up Sunday into Monday- Pham Sandwich Pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  187. Bruce says:
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    What up Grey,

    trade my jd martinez for polanco & watson? (current closers feliz, herrera.. and gulp…double gulp….krod)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  188. hankp says:
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    Grey
    Which side do you like better in a 5×5 ROS, Carlos Gomez and Charlie Morton or Choo and Rich Hill? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  189. Leon says:
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    Is starling marte good to trade for in a keeper league for 2018 or his recent ped suspensions ruins hisnfuture value? 18 man avd/obp/slg keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should be fine next year

  190. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome job Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    my Judge for his Kyle Hendricks?

    what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge side

  191. Ralph says:
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    My cespy for judge ESantana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Yoenis, prolly fair

    • dicky says:
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      @Ralph: judge a $1 keeper too…

  192. Reddd says:
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    Hey grey good afternoon!

    Hope you had an awesome weekend !

    H2h pts weekly lock league, I’m in a pickle this week to see who to start at utility:

    At utility I currently have Schebler who hosts reds (Tanaka/CC sabathia)

    Then at SF (Blach/cueto/Moore/shark)

    My other utility conforto & he hosts Giants (Moore/shark/Cain)

    Then at Milwaukee: garza/Davies/peralta.

    ————————————
    On my bench I have Cody Bellinger:
    Hosting pirates: Trevor Williams/nova/kuhl.)

    Then next series in coors field Colorado:
    Tyler Anderson/chatwood/senzalatea/Kyle freeland.

    —–

    Who to start at SS this week? Chris owings or Jedd gyorko?

    gyorko has a series in MIA then a series in St. Louis hosting the Cubs.

    Owings has a series hosting tigers then hosting pirates

    Cozart is a FA
    He gets Yankees/SF looks like cincy only plays 5 games week 6

    For depth if I’m not starting gyorko thoughts of dropping gyorko for solarte? He’s eligible at 2b & 3b, DJ lemethieu was just dropped worth an add?

    Lastly I want to stash moncada, would you drop castellanos, gyorko?

    Thanks man!

    For reference here’s my OF we start 4

    Harper, schwarber, Benintendi, judge, I also have hernan Perez on my bench who has eligibility at 3b& OF

    My IF is Jose abreu, my 1b Carlos Santana, my DH Sano, my 2b Pedroia, my C willson contreras

    Thanks man! Have a great week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

      Drop Castellanos

  193. peacecoast says:
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    folty sux? drop and stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He does? Hunh

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Doesn’t he? His last start sucked, overall his numbers aren’t great. You still believe?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was good until that start tho

        • Cram It says:
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          @peacecoast: His last start destroyed his overall numbers. Don’t you look at game logs?

  194. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I was offered the following deal:
    His: Trea Turner and Nelson Cruz for
    My: Roughned Odor, Tajuan Walker, Edwin Encarnacion, Gregory Polanco
    I’m thinking it’s not actually a bad trade… My starting pitcher can function easily without Taj Walker.

    MY TEAM:
    C: Weiters
    1B: Goldschmidt
    2B: Segura
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Correa
    OF: Benitendi, Bellinger, Ender Inciarte
    Util: Edwin Encarnacion, Gregory Polanco, Rougned Odor
    Bench: Hernan Perez, Eugenio Suarez
    DL: Tom Murphy
    NA: Yoan Moncada

    • Joshua NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      Take it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker’s your concern you’re losing?

      Deal sounds fair

  195. ctrengove says:
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    Ervin Santana for Schwarber:

    I’m sure you take the Schwarber side, but is it fair? (I own Santana)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kyle side

  196. ToneDEAF! says:
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    H2h pts league , Baez or Brad miller at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  197. Paul says:
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    if i wanted to sell zimmerman high and buy rizzo low, is this a fair offer what side would you rather have
    i have gattis zimmerman and brantley
    and trying to do the ultimate sell high on these guys for
    posey rizzo and kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  198. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need closer help. would you swap gallo (bench bat) for any of neris, maurer or feliz? if so, who would be your first choice.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris

  199. The Great Knoche says:
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    Glossary: Collection Plate FAABricator

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  200. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H OPS/QS

    My Bellinger/Maeda

    for his

    Schwarber/Bundy/Eickhoff

    Current catcher: Yasmani Grandal
    Current SP: Taillon (DL), Duffy, J.Quintana, Severino, Lackey, A.Wood

    I like Eickhoff, am weary of Bundy, not sure what to make of Schwarber and his .700 OPS especially when Beowolf has been at .679 OPS with not that much fewer counting stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d go Schwarber

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey:

        Shoot, forgot this was ESPN where Schwarber doesn’t have C eligibility. Still pull the trigger?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  201. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Weird question, but do you expect any major callups this week? Wondering if I should spend my last waiver grab of the week on Justin Wilson (current closers are Bush and Rodney) or just hold to keep flexible based on needs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed maybe

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  202. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Only The 3rd rain-out in Petco Park history..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think there’s been one here in LA in the last ten years

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Wait, does it not rain out there? Or just not hard enough to postpone a baseball game?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It never rains here, literally

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I had no idea. That’s unnatural.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup

  203. SteveA says:
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    Good stuff (as always) Grey. Thanks.

    12tm, 5×5 redraft (20 players per team + IR; 240+ players rostered)

    At SS, I have Addison Russell (and Peraza with SS/2B/OF eligibility)

    Would you trade any of the following players for SS Carlos Correa?

    Benintendi, Judge, Stanton or Springer? Edwin Encarnacion? [the team that has Correa has a need in the OF or possibly at UTIL)

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge or Benintendi

  204. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    FAAB Albert
    Inflated stats just like Fat Alberts stomach at Sunday dinner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I think we have better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do like Conforto tho

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah he looks really good….The rest of my Mets not so much

        • William Hung says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: How great is the pitching staff, the supposed strength of the team… :( :( :(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do like that they’ve reached the point where they’re having dildo controversies

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: It’s such a circus in every sense. What’s next? deGrom taking bribes from Russia to throw games?!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, Mets winning 3-1 games that were really 3-1 losses but Russians hacked score

  205. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the great breakdown, as always. I wanted to ask if Villar/Justin Wilson for Russell/Nova would be a realistic offer or not (I get Villar). Any other SP you’d swap for Nova?

    SP is DeGrom, McCullers, Nova, Maeda, Ray and Samardjzia. Any other pitcher you’d swap for Nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it, Nova down your list, any of them

  206. tony says:
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    Quintana or nola in a keeper?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  207. Ron Swanson says:
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    Would you trade Odor for Benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  208. crock says:
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    Villar/Conforto/Nova or Encarnacion/Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

      • crock says:
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        @Grey:
        Forgot one thing, Villar or Edwin cannot be kept next year. Conforto can be kept with a 24th round pick and Polanco can be kept with a 3rd rd pick. We only keep 3 players each year. Would that change your thoughts at all?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really

  209. primetime says:
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    Grey, is Domingo Santana an buy low option? Steamer seems to like him ROS. I am in 10 team keeper league 5×5 OBP.

    Guys on waivers – Gardner, Schebler, Alonso, Holliday.. Not sure any of those help. Any one worth dropping for players above?

    Grandal
    Freeman
    Schoop
    Arenado
    Seager C
    Bellinger
    Conforto
    Gomez
    LeMahieu

    Bench

    Castellanos
    Moncada
    Bradley
    Marte
    Piscotty – DL
    Polanco

    • Cram It says:
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      @primetime: Alonso over Cast. Santana over Gomez…Gomez shouldn’t be starting in a 10-teamer.

      • primetime says:
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        @Grey: @Cram It: I just picked him up cause Hitter Tron liked him this week. I am waiting on Santana to start hitting.. Waiting for that hitting streak to start.

        • Cram It says:
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          @primetime: That’s sensible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso over Castellanos

  210. Chris R says:
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    Well now Russell Martin is on the 10-day DL with nerve inflammation, so it’s really time for catcher questions.

    Do I drop Russell?

    Do I pick up Sandy Leon? Alex Avila? I don’t even know who the catcher sin baseball are right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leon

  211. GonzoChicago says:
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    Late in the day entry:

    Been offered Xander/Fulmer/Martin for my Klubot and Lucroy.

    6×6 OBP & QS 10 team redraft. Wieters is also a FA and could replace Martin.

    Current roster
    C: Lucroy
    1B: Thames
    2B: Dozier
    3B: Suarez
    SS: Story
    MI: Reyes
    CI: Reynolds
    OF: Pollock, Odubel, Souza
    U: Kendrys
    SP: Cueto, Strasburg, Walker, Nova, Morton
    RP: Kenley, Melancon
    DL: Donaldson, Just Dong, Rich Hill, Klubot, Manaea

    Thoughts? Who’s the drop if I pull the trigger?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • GonzoChicago says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks! Tying into the title subject, would you add Alonso over Kendrys/Souza/Reynolds/Manaea? Really want to hold Reynolds for his week of Coors this period…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Souza

  212. lwomack58 says:
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    Andriese @ home vs KC or Freeland at home vs Cubs. Son ranks Andriese 5th best starter-but Freeland has been pitching very well of late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andriese

  213. wouldyourather says:
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    Starting Stroman today home vs indians? or wait

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  214. lwomack58 says:
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    How do you like Tillman vs KC this weekend? Would you add him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  215. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Lorenzo Cain, Hosmer, Moreland, Lamb or Kendrys in a head to head points league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  216. Matt says:
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    R. Martin DL10.

    Drop for Sandy Leon or Austin Hedges (buy column)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leon

  217. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Sorry for the catcher question – would you go with rupp, leon, or vogt?
    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leon

  218. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I know I posted this before, but the opposing side now wants Correa over Odor… Here’s what the trade would look like.

    Hey Grey,

    I was offered the following deal:
    His: Trea Turner and Nelson Cruz for
    My: Carlos Correa, Tajuan Walker, Edwin Encarnacion, Gregory Polanco
    I’m still thinking this is a good trade.. this is a 10 man league and it would free up two spots for me where I can add two guys from waivers..

    MY TEAM:
    C: Weiters
    1B: Goldschmidt
    2B: Segura
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Correa
    OF: Benitendi, Bellinger, Ender Inciarte
    Util: Edwin Encarnacion, Gregory Polanco, Rougned Odor
    Bench: Hernan Perez, Eugenio Suarez
    DL: Tom Murphy
    NA: Yoan Moncada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  219. herschel says:
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    @Grey: with McCarthy getting skipped this week, who do you like better in a weekly league?

    Maeda vs Pit
    T Walker vs Pit

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  220. John Lott says:
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    Drop Lackey for Morton?

    • John Lott says:
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      @John Lott:

      …or Tillman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton, but I’d look at matchups

  221. hebrew hammer says:
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    My Braun and Bundy for his Blackmon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  222. Boomer19 says:
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    Yikes. Let myself in a pickle. Do I start Lackey in Coors this week or risk Bauer for two starts vs twins and Jays? Yuck…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  223. Stephen Lyon says:
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    TFW you won 10-1 last week but you’re facing Trout, Judge, Rendon, Freeman, Ozuna, Gallo and Springer this week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout’s out, YW

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: And it’s no problem when you have Trumbo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You old dog!

  224. Mello Yello says:
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    Who’s trippin’ down the streets of the city?
    Smiling at everybody he sees?
    Who’s reaching out to capture a moment?
    Everyone knows it’s Cody…

    Baez is beyond schmotato right? I mean did I just give up my fictious kids as I was screaming to the ocean about him being legit 20/20…like Hugh Downs 20/20 (odds of anyone my age (32) and knowing who Hugh Downs is = the odds of Steven Wright making the All Star Game again…and he’s on the Sox!…ahhhh that was too easy.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to Louisville to limit my workload like Amir Garrett…because in no way could we have ever had him rest and throw one of two innings out of the ‘pen and then start him again when we felt like it…and in no way is he THE BEST PITCHER ON YOUR FREGGIN’ TEAM!!!!…

    but I digress…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice!

  225. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Holds and ops league
    Give Correa
    Get villar and Andrew miller

    Do you believe villar will get better this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  226. William says:
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    Thanks to Trumbo I won’t have to wait till Friday for my first HR if the week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  227. John Lettiere says:
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    if you had JD and you needed pitching and someone offered you Severino would you take that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  228. Jerry says:
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    Grey, Tehran or Tillman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matchups? Prolly Teheran

  229. Big league choo says:
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    12 team 7×7 TBs, BB+HBP

    Heyward or schebler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  230. Joeg414 says:
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    Wheeler vs Giants. Or Miranda vs Philly ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Wheeler

  231. Big league choo says:
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    Lose Triggs for gausman…4 innings hit less with 5 k vs Red hot nationals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  232. The Great Knoche says:
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    Taillion can’t catch a break. Just when he was starting to break through.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @The Great Knoche: years back they said he was injury prone, they had no idea how right that meant.

      – meanswhile, do we have yet another similar-to-LAA with richards when LAA called torn elbow tendon “dehydration” here? minor injury is really cancer, or did they just find the cancer when checking into the minor injury? PIT not known for massive lies like LAA/NYM in this regard.

  233. PB&J says:
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    My Hernon Perez and Robbie Ray for his Kyle Seager and Odubel. What do u thing, Mr Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager side

  234. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Yo Grey wanted to say thanks again for helping earlier! However I’m sorry but back again with a couple more questions…

    (1) C: Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Inciarte
    (2) UT: H. Ramirez, Abreu
    (6) Bench: Longoria

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Johnson, Brach
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino, Walker
    (6) Bench: Ray, Urias, Lynn, Shoemaker, Andriese/streamer

    (2) DL: Bedrosian

    1) I asked about my RP situation earlier but goofed up and listed Kelley on my roster instead of Brach. So considering my pitching staff now, should I still add Neris and if so over who? I suppose I might have Bedrosian coming back soon but I’m 0-2-2 in Saves so far ..

    2) With Martin on the DL, which catcher would you drop him for?
    Wieters, Castillo, Avila, Cervelli, Bandy?

    3) Also earlier you suggested offering Hanley + Longo for Story? If this was accepted then would it best to keep Owings since he’s eligible at SS and OF or would it better to then replace him with a hot bat at UTIL while then slotting Story to SS? Ideally I think I wanna package Owings instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Over Johnson 2. Wieters 3. Sure

  235. ferris says:
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    PSA: I believe Reyes picks up SS availability today on ESPN.

    1. Reyes over Beckham?

    2. Welington (only one “L”!) over Leon?

    3. Think CarGo (Colorado version) becomes CarGo again?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @ferris: leon literally now plays 40% of the time, and go check his batting line EVEN AFTER the 2 HR game. it’s F’ing bad. beef welington will play most of the time when he’s healthy again.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: when i say “literally 40%” that’s not an estimation, he catches only porcello/sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! 1, Reyes 2. Meh, if you want 3. Nope

  236. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    16 teamer with QS. drop garcia (who SON hates for his next 2) for
    – attempting to waiver hahn tonight?
    or just grab chavez who SON likes his next few
    @ OAK -1.7
    vs WSOX 16.6 (relatively, this is a 16 teamer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  237. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    MF’er, last 2 years storen finally showed up. 2 lineouts, 1 BB, 1 single, 3 hit by pitches. thank god it’s only 2 ER.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

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

    1) Guy selling Ian Desmond for pitching. My Kenta Maeda for his Desmond?
    Seems good value but (roster below) I worry that I would own literally no SP after that.

    2) Joe Ross cuttable yet?

    C: Hedges
    1b: Freeman
    2b: Altuve
    3b: Lamb
    SS: Villar
    OF: Springer
    OF: J-Ramirez
    OF: J. Bradley
    Util: S. Souza
    Util: A. Altherr
    BN: Haniger
    BN: Y. Moncado

    SP: C. Carrasco
    SP: K. Maeda
    RP: A. Chapman
    RP: K. Herrera
    P: N. Feliz
    P: D. Betances
    P: C. Devinski

    BN: JC Ramirez
    BN: J. Ross
    BN: S. Manaea
    DL: A. Nola
    DL: C. Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Yes

  239. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Duvall, Conforto, Trumbo, and Judge. Would you want Cain or Haniger on the bench going forward?

    Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  240. Bigly Leagues says:
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    Watching the Cahill start? Dude looks incredibly deceptive so far.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Bigly Leagues: There’s almost too much movement on his pitches tonight – his BB/K ratio isn’t good, but only 1 hit tonight. I’m hoping they let him go one more inning to reach a QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looking decent, Bigly!

    • Bigly Leagues says:
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      @Bigly Leagues:

      After watching his start, it looks like he subscribes to the Liriano school of throwing the ball everywhere, but uses the big curve to keep you off balance outside the zone. I’m sure he’ll have his share of short outings against some patient teams, but for now I like what I see. The k-rate alone cements him into the back-end of my rotation.

  241. MR. Rbt says:
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    Looking for some advice. I’m in need of some extra power in my team. Thinking of drop one of Heyward, Polanco or Bregman to add somone of Calhoun, Margot, Pederson, Healy. Healy is my 1st option. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  242. Josh-NYC says:
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    Which side?

    Odor, edwin encarnacion, correa, Tajuan Walker

    Or trea turner and Nelson Cruz

    10 man redraft league standard 5×5 category’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  243. muskysmell says:
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    Yo, I’m all in on Chris Taylor. I’d normally label this as just a hot schmotato, but it’s been documented that he’s actually taken a whole new batting approach, stealing from teammate Justin Turner, over the offseason.

    This is legit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… I’ll have to check him out

    • William Hung says:
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      @muskysmell: He has some nice positional eligibility – is he playing everyday?

  244. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I remember a couple of years ago Nate Karns was someone to watch – is that still the case with his latest run the past 35+ innings, or is this a mirage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Isn’t his ERA over 4.50?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, but if you take a closer look – outside of getting hit @ Texas for 6 runs in 4.2 innings (4 starts ago) and his first start of the season, he hasn’t been bad. With his 10Ks tonight against the Rays, he’s up to 22 Ks over his last 18 innings.

  245. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP league…

    Drop Russell Martin for Wieters, Bandy, Avila, Hedges

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

  246. Johnc says:
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    My Quintana and Lamb for his Thames ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  247. The tone ranger says:
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    Grey, is it time to pickup gausman? His start was great tonight against the nats.
    If so who would you drop? Ender, yonder, hernan, Kendrys, wheeler

  248. William Hung says:
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    I never thought I’d think it’d be close, but Aaron Hicks’ 5 tool play combined with his incredible batting eye so far has me questioning if I should drop Conforto for him… My other OFs are Trumbo, Betts, and Springer – since Springer, Lindor, and Rendon aren’t stealing bases anymore, I am relying solely on Deez Nutz for SBs.

    It might not be a popular move, but am I crazy for thinking of making the swap?

  249. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Bellinger – what a bum that guy is.

  250. Johnc says:
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    Lamb or Mazara?

  251. Mookiewilson says:
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    Would you trade springer for Odor and Lucroy?

  252. Daniel says:
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    Green light on this deal or no? My squad needs pitching, currently average on SBs, highest OBP in the league

    5×5 league with OBP instead of AVG

    Here’s the trade:
    Give: Goldscmidt, Posey
    Receive: Lindor, Lester, Gary Sanchez

  253. Reverend on the Radio says:
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    Would you trade Ramos for Alonso?

    12 man league

    My relief pitchers are terrible and I have been losing saves anyways. Should I abandon the stat and focus on starting pitchers ? My only relief pitcher is Diaz

    I would then also attempt to trade Diaz

    I need some help on offense as my team is :
    C hedges
    1b freeman
    2b Murphy
    3b Jose Ramirez
    Ss Reyes
    Of ozuna, Betts, Tomas
    Util Dickerson. Justin turner
    Bench – d. Peralta, Tull
    Dl cespesdes, haniger

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