I wonder what Keith Law aka [email protected] thinks about Yordan Alvarez. *searches through transcripts of Klaw chats, which he calls a Koffee Klawtch* Hmm, that’s weird. He didn’t rank Yordan in his preseason top 100. Prospect Mike had him at 27 overall in the top 50 for fantasy baseball prospects.  “Hello, Mr. Skywriter?  Yes, can I pay you to fly above [email protected]’s home with the message, ‘Oops.’ Where does he live? Hmm, I’ve been training my dog to sniff out bad takes, so I just need a few hours and a box of Milkbones.”  On our Prospectonator, Yordan is ranked in the top 5. Again, with some stank, [email protected] didn’t even rank him in the top 100.  I get it; he’s doing real baseball vs. fantasy. The problem is real baseball has become fantasy. Do people even care about defense anymore?  The Orioles top pick overall is a catcher who is already in talks about moving off that position.  Just one more time — he didn’t rank Yordan Alvarez in his preseason top 100!  Are we even comprehending how crumby with cracker crumbs this is?  Any hoo!  Heir Yordan had 23 homers and a .343 average in 56 games of Triple-A.  I will now laugh myself into coughing fit.  Yo, Yordan, you Babe Ruth?  I know what you’re thinking, how long has he been in Triple-A, is he old?  He’s 21 years old.  No idea of the Astros’ plans for him, and, if by some stroke of the malocchio, he doesn’t hit, I guess he could get sent down. However, I think Tyler White’s done and Yuli Guli sounds like an anime character who can’t hit, so even when George Springer, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa — damn, you wrestling gators in hopes of passing the Yanks for most injured players? — return, I think Yordan is here to stay, and, yesterday, his 1-for-3 with his 1st homer is just the start.  Get him accordingly.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.73.  He was in Friday’s Buy, saying he was a guy who I would own in all leagues.  I’ve now said that I’d own Framber in all leagues about four times.  At some point after the eighth time, it will all click, and everyone will pick him up, then he will defecate the sheets out of us.  Sorry, this Magic Eight Ball is way too detailed.

Wade Miley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  More like Pi-ley!

Domingo German – Hit the Ineffective List with a made-up injury that will pass once he stops regressing.  Could take anywhere from ten days to three months.

Giancarlo Stanton – Will begin a rehab assignment early next week. I named my sex doll, Ginacarlo; I changed my own name to Greycarlo, and I lived in Giancarlo’s mailbox for three months waiting to see him.  However, I will believe he’s returning when I see it.

Shane Bieber – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.07.  There was a Pride Parade on my fantasy teams this weekend with a float being ridden by the Regression Fairies.  Maybe you saw it on yours too. Standing on the wheel well, Chuck Mangione was playing an instrumental version of Any Major Dude Will Tell You.

Jake Bauers – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .212.  Jake Bauers has been in my queue to be dropped in one league for the last six weeks.  Every time I almost drop him, he’ll go ahead and do something that day and get a new, week-long lease on my team.  Guess I shouldn’t be surprised Jake Bauers brings a false sense of a ticking clock.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .246.  That’s six homers in only 17 games.  The more you Sano.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .270.  Buxton makes me want to Weinstein into a plant.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 4th straight games with a home run.  Been getting some random comments about picking up or dropping Cruz.  Guys and five girl readers, he’s a top 50 bat. Of course, he should be owned.  By the way, he should add the Jr. back onto the end of his name to sound young. Then add another Jr. every 20 years.  By the time he’s 80, he’d be Nelson Cruz Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr.  Now that I think about it, that’s how people should count their ages, like rings around a tree but with Jr.’s.  “In my day, people rarely lived to see four Jr.’s, but now everyone’s a multiple Jr., and we can’t feed the Jr.’s we have.”  That’s a dystopian view of the world of Jr.’s. The answer, of course, is stop Jr.’s from having so many Jr.’s.

Eddie Rosario – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer. I don’t need a personal letter from the Twins organization thanking me for not betting on them to win the World Series even though I kept saying they were my favorites to win it all, but it’s 100% the reason why they’re winning.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.92.  “Hey, Joe Buck here for the 90th MLB All-Star Game with your starters Mike Soroka and Jake Odorizzi, though I’m sure Lucas Giolito will relieve him shortly. Now let’s pause for station identification so I can stare at Kyle Schwarber…in the picture in my wallet, because he’s obviously not here.”  Also, to read Coolwhip, Jake Odorizzi fantasy.

Robbie Ray – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  Even at this stage in the season, I still wouldn’t be surprised to see Ray end up with an ERA north of 4.50 or under-3. Not because Ray’s an enigma wrapped in a toga trying to get into a frat party with his brother’s ID, it’s because of his walks.  He harnesses them like yesterday (1 BB), and he could be an ace.  Shizz go sideways and he could be the new blech.

Kevin Cron – 1-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs as he hit two homers this weekend.  Kevin Cron isn’t a tall drink of water.  He’s a barrel of mead like you’d see at a Ren Faire.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Lourdes has been the best junior on the Jays.  Snap!

Lucas Giolito – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.28.  The White Sox aren’t a great team, so guess how many wins Giolito has.  Nope, fooled ya!  I set you up real good with the whole “they’re not a good team.”  Giolito’s record is 9-1.  Ha, Giolito’s gonna win the Cy Young.  Exactly as we predicted a day before he made his major league debut three years ago, then forgot we predicted it.  This is also a good illustration of why I say someone like Zac Gallen could win the Cy Young, except it might not be until 2022.

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Now do it for this whole week and we so good.

Yoan Moncada – 4-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .294.  Has hit in ten straight games with three homers.  Think the main takeaway from Moncada this year is his slumps are not lasting as long, which is promising and better than that Sacramento curry takeaway, A Tisket, a Tasket, Curry in a Basket.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer. Soler’s cruising into the lead for guys who qualify for the “I Should Own This Guy So Why Didn’t I Pick Him Up All Those Days He Was Available” title.

Robinson Cano – Hit the IL with a strained quad.  Don’t worry, Mets fans, it’s only five years at $120 million; this won’t at all end up terribly.  And, if you’re feeling any sort of FOMO, fans of other teams, Cano will be a free agent again in 2024 when he’s just 41 years old.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.88. I need him and Wheeler to have the biggest 2nd halves of their careers and they’ve already had some good 2nd halves before.  “Dude, do you want to go 2nd halfsies with me for Grey?”  “Sure, let’s do it.”  This is the imagined conversation I have every morning when I wake up. I’m playing Wheeler and Matz in this scenario.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 BBs, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.45, as he took on the lifeless Rox.  You, “Oh, oh, oh, oh, Grey doesn’t like Syndergaard so he always finds a reason to not like him.”  Me, “The Rockies are not a good road team.  Sorry.”  You, “Screw you.”  Me, “You as in you or you as in me.”  “I no longer remember.”

Adrian Sampson – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  Adrian Sampson’s last 5 games: 31 2/3 IP, 1.99 ERA, 30 Ks, 3 BBs, and his velocity is up. Somebody’s been growing out their hair. His control makes him a viable candidate to own, but the Streamonator hates his next start, and rightfully so (@Fenway).  It’s hard to own a guy like him and not start him, especially after his last few starts, but Sampson could be an hair apparent to all-league ownership.

Nick Pivetta – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.93, but only 1 earned run in his last 19 innings.  I told you he was a sleeper! *dodges tomato*  What?  Oh, you drafted him high, then dropped him when he went to the minors, and now someone else in your league has him?  That’s not my fault.  *dodges a head of cabbage* Fine, it’s my fault!  Stop throwing a salad bar at me!

Aaron Nola – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  If only Nola could be more like Pivetta–*immediately looks up, waits* Damn, I thought I might trigger balloons dropping from the ceiling for being the 1st time anyone’s said that.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .340.  Member when we were scared Yelich hit too many ground balls?  He’s on pace for 57 homers.

Jung Ho Kang – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .137. He needs a trade to the Rays.  Plus, imagine what a hit Jung Ho would be at the 27 local-area Hooters.  Jung Ho, “I bought a BoobyPass which gets me a free drive home after five pitchers.”

Khris Davis – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. Don’t want to say we’re witnessing an apocalyKhris, but he’s not hitting .247. A full six points lower!

Matt Olson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. That’s in 33 games.  Hamate bone? Where we’re going we don’t need no hamate bone!

Rougned Odor – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs and his 5th steal, hitting .177.  He did hit .259 last June and .340 last July, which means either something or nothing. Trying to figure out which one gets Odor to punch himself in the face.

Jose Leclerc – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.14, as he worked the 9th in a losing game.  He has around a 1.00 ERA in every inning except the ninth.  Innings 1-8: Leclerc’s money.  9th Inning: Watching Clerks dubbed into French with no subtitles.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.84.  I nearly didn’t mention him, which means, not only is he good, but he’s predictably good.

Max Muncy – 2-for-3 and his 13th homer.  After Max hit the Superball into the water, Madison Bumgarner (7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunner, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.83) and Muncy started jawing, because Muncy wasn’t running fast enough.  I have an idea. Baseball should put a moving walkway around the bases.  This way no one can ever get mad again about how fast someone is running, and, obviously, you can only use the moving walkway on home runs. Don’t get any ideas, Pujols.

Trevor Richards – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.31.  He now has thrown five straight solid starts.  Commercial jingle voice, “All you have to do is whistle at T.R. Richards!”

Pablo Lopez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  Not sure why this only happens with Marlins starters, but I get the sudden urge to imagine I own only Marlins starters on my teams instead of who I have.  This thought experiment is about as helpful as finding out how long a human can watch Netflix before their muscles atrophy.

Sergio Romo – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.48.  Hey, saves are saves, but saves ain’t that, chief. Then, that was followed by Luke Jackson (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.09, 5th blown save) upchucking his own opportunity.  Mean’s while, Craig Kimbrel is imitating the Golden Arches at the Cubs’ extended spring training facility.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  The Teheran rebuild is going faster than any previous administration would’ve thought imaginable.  Before I invest, I would be careful about another bomb taking out built-up goodwill and infrastructure. (Working highbrow allusions!)

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Tildaddy says playtime is over!

Yusei Kikuchi – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.99.  Yes, he’s hot garbage that was left in a glove compartment in a car parked on the sun, but I realized something.  Remember last week when I was saying Assmunch was a piece of crap for not starting Ohtani vs. Kikuchi because there was Japanese media there and it was bigger than the game of baseball?  Well, it wasn’t that Assmunch was a piece of crap, he was the biggest piece of crap.  He was holding Ohtani back so he could face Kikuchi for the 1st time in Anaheim.  It was a business decision, and the worst kind.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer.  His agent, the home run parrot on his shoulder, is actively negotiating a trade of Edwin to the Rangers. “Polly, want his no-trade clause waived.”

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer.  The Jelly Donut of Swat homering days after National Donut Day and on National Donald Duck Day makes him The Jelly Donut of Squawk.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (1). He was in Friday’s Buy column and…Actually, I think he was, but I forget because he’s super boring.  He does seem hot schmotatoey though.

Tom Murphy – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .308, and five homers in five games.  Do you see what you could’ve had, Rockies, you stupid, stupid team?  Any hoo!  Hot schmotato alert!

Tommy La Stella – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .315.  Wonder who will be the Angels’ All-Star representative, La Stella or Fletcher.

Trea Turner – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .273. Ain’t trying to kick a gift Treat Urner in his mouth, but has he stolen a base since he returned from the IL?

Brian Dozier – 0-for-4. Didn’t do anything yesterday, but has been hitting near-.450 in the last week with two homers in the last four games, so you know I gots to schmotato that.

Jose Suarez – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  Just looked at Streamonator for Suarez’s next start and it said, “Why?”

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.00.  Ed-Rod is a special kind of terrible, in that he’s only terrible when we own him.  Let’s all drop him for his and our sake.

Yandy Diaz – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .270.  Yandy is almost always the 1st player I suggest you drop when you give me a list of names.  The okay power is, well, okay, but to put it in perspective, on our Player Rater, he was ranked 277th overall going into yesterday.

Brandon Lowe – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer, hitting .288.  Only thing better would be a conversation between a Rays fan and Lil Jon explaining the proper pronunciation on Lowe.

Brent Honeywell – Will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing a bone in his elbow during a bullpen session, as he was working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He will now undergo surgery to see how much of the Tommy John surgery got screwed up from the fractured elbow.  If all is okay, he will enter a bubble until 2020.  By the way, contrary to popular opinion, if you live in a bubble, you do need to dust.  You don’t need to vacuum though.  Also, next year, when anyone says, “Is Brent Honeywell draftable?”  You can reply, “He’s on the bubble.”

  1. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    The Alvarez hr looked easy. And was left center and deep. Giancarlo who. Hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, right? So easy

  2. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    ESPN only has McKay in the player pool as a first baseman not a pitcher

  3. dau says:
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    Tom Murphy over C. Vazquez?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

  4. Stumanji! says:
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    Which 2- start SP should I grab this week (need QS & Ks):
    Martin Perez vs Sea & vs KC
    Turnbull @KC & vs Cle
    Archer @Atl & @Mia

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Edit: Turnbull got picked up. Can I trust either Perez or Archer?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Archer, don’t trust him though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, but Perez

  5. Murph says:
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    Hey guys –
    Need a team check – hitting coming around, pitching is falling apart
    C Alfaro
    Infield – Alonso, muncy, bregman, rendon, tatis, story
    Outfield – betts, Dahl, puig, yordan, eloy, mallex, Avisail Garcia
    Util – ohtani , Justin turner
    Pitching snell, Bieber, Giolito, chirinos
    Rp Hicks, colome, strop, Ian Kennedy, Diego Castillo
    IL Clevinger, Glasgow, Caleb Smith, Domingo German

    1 drop anyone for Framber, Matz, JA Happ or Pablo Lopez?
    2 trade mallex for maeda or charlie Morton? Is either fair?
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) I’d lose Castillo for Pablo Lopez.
      2) Morton, its fair

  6. Licketty Splits says:
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    Always good to work a Sunday night & wait for your Monday edition “hot off the presses” with your insight into the weekend of MLB & more importantly how it effects our fake teams.
    Is Odor worth trying (again) over someone like Profar?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  7. BigToeCrusher says:
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    Which trade would you rather have…

    Trade Austin Riley and Yordan for Khris Davis?

    Trade Austin Riley for Lucas Giolito or Matthew Boyd?

    At first I was like “Pfft Gray doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He’s hating on my Big Country Austin. Son scared him.” Then this weekend happened and my insides feel like how Pat looks from the movie It’s Pat.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Khris Davis. Giolito works if you need pitching though…

      • BigToeCrusher says:
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        Thanks DT and Grey! Sorry I spelled your name wrong.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

  8. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    What a report!

    a. It’s Clerks dubbed into German with no subs. It’s closer to the English version than the French dubbed one but not too far off from the Spanish dubbed version.

    b. RIP for 2019 Brent Honeywell. I wish him a speedy return and hopefully he’ll win the Cy in 2025.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 10

    In Society, 1944 (Continued from Friday, remember what you had for breakfast Friday?)

    Albert (Costello): Hello, Ajax Plumbing Company. We stand behind every bathtub we sell. Indeed we do. What? [To Eddie (Abbott)]: Eddie.

    Eddie (Abbott): What?

    Albert (Costello) [To Eddie}: It’s some butler on the phone. This is gonna be a high-class job.

    Albert (Costello) [To the Butler}: Oh, yes! That’s right, Ajax Plumbing! We charge six dollars an hour. That’s too much? Well, then why don’t you try the Atlas Plumbing Company? They’re very cheap. Thank you. Good-bye.

    Lou hangs up one phone and picks up the phone line for Atlas plumbing.

    Albert (Costello): Atlas Plumbing Company. Four dollars an hour. What? They wanted to charge you six, the Ajax did? They’re nothin’ but a bunch of crooks. I’m glad you’re doin’ business with us. We’ll be right over. Thank you.

    Look at Lou using his street smartness, who would have thunk it.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Nice B. Ha, yup C. I don’t eat breakfast — nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!!

        a. You don’t breakfast? It’s the most important meal. Tony the Tiger (who sadly passed away this year) is very sad. Actually, my wife also does not eat breakfast. She’ll have lunch before all other meals, coffee in the morning if nothing else all day and then she’ll overdo it for supper in case she worked all day and didn’t have breakfast. Not sound logic but…

        b. Pitching has been bad for me this year overall. Trying to reign it in.

        SP

        1. Paxton

        2. Giolito

        3. Pablo Lopez (started him last night, want to take Sergio Romo out for Chucky Cheese one night and then force feed 10 gallons of water down his throat – essentially killing him. Please report me to the FBI.),

        4. Noah (I check the weather conditions before a game (you can find them here…https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/daily-lineups.php…They have the confirmed lineups, expected lineups and then underneath the weather conditions (temperature and which way the wind blows). Last night in Metco it was blowing out at 4mph, so no HRs really should have been flying out.)

        5. Heaney though he’s been sequestered to the bench for his next start away at Tampa Bay scheduled for Friday. His K:BB is pretty sweet, better than Dylan Covey’s right?

        IL – Glasnow – hopefully he comes back this year and can win like 6 down the stretch. Terrible loss for me when he suffered the injury.

        RP

        1. Jeffress – hoping he’s over his early-season shoulder problems

        2. Iglesias – takin’ me to church. He’s been pretty good.

        3. Hicks – don’t you dare say anything bad about him or nice about Gant. Don’t you dare!

        Anyway, Taylor Rogers is out there. Should I pick him up over Jeffress? Parker got the save the night after Rogers pitched 2 innings for the save, but Parker looked shaky in that one, walking 2. So, again, should I pick up Taylor Rogers over Jeffress?

        Cheers,
        Ante

  9. EB says:
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    Hey Grey, couple of questions if you’d be so kind… 10 team QS/OBP 5×5 HTH:
    1)Better bench bat: G.Polanco, Avisail, or Eloy?
    2) Better plan to add saves: Keep S.Kelley and hold LeClerc or drop LeClerc, keep Kelley and add/stash H.Strickland?
    3)If I have to drop an arm to make any room… best SP to drop E-Rod, S.Gray, or Canning?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1) Eloy
      2) I’d go Kelley and Strickland
      3) I’d lose Sonny

      • EB says:
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        Thanks DT…want to believe Eloy will break out in the 2nd half. I’ve been holding out for Leclerc to regain the job but he just doesnt seem to be able to seize the opportunities when presented. And I dont really see anyone standing in Stricklands way once he returns.
        Much like Grey below I’ve struggled with dropping E-Rod or Sonny. Neither impressed me much yesterday.

    • Grey

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      Agree with DT on 1/2

      3. Lose Ed-Rod

      • EB says:
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        Thanks Grey, I’m torn on E-Rod or Sonny as a drop, neither helped me make the decision any easier yesterday.

          • EB says:
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            Thanks, I was just offered Angles closer Hansel Robles for E-Rod. He only has 7 saves would you do that deal or just drop him to stash Strickland. I dont have an open oil spot with Kluber and Clevinger occupying them, so I’d be eating that spot with Strickland until he returns in a couple of weeks.

            • EB says:
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              *IL not oil spot lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, take Robles then can drop for Strickland later on

              • EB says:
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                Yeah it gave me that meh feeling too lol…appreciate the advice as always.

  10. toolshed says:
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    I need a pitcher for this week and probably a couple more since I lost 3 of them to the DL last week. I suspect all of injuries were just to limit their innings. Would you rather own Anibel Sanchez who was surprisingly effective last year and has had 2 good starts since coming off of the DL or Martin Perez? Perez was doing well but has been roughed up in 3 straight outings. His velocity has been down in the last 3. Both have decent matchups coming up. QS league. Sampson has been doing well too and so has Lauer but I don’t trust them. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Anibal for me

  11. Brett says:
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    Add one SP

    Heaney, Strahm, F. Valdez, Plesac

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I kinda like Framber, but all tossups

  12. Kcc26 says:
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    Someone dropped Sano in my 12 team mixed H2H.

    Have too many hitters already but hard to pass on any part of that minny offense right now!

    Would you drop any of:

    Puig, choo, Robles, justin upton, Matt Olson

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Over Upton for me but kind of a coin flip

      • KCC26 says:
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        yeah its also getting really hard to hang onto Robles. He and Puig have been the most yawnstipating guys that have gone 10/10 (more or less) through the first 2+ months. It IS a keeper league, but we only keep 6 players at the average of their draft round and next years ADP. Trying to keep the faith on Robles the long-term asset, but he’s really just a below average hitter with a terrible lineup spot at present…Thanks!

        • Yes says:
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          I dropped Robles recently – he’s not a strong hitter and being so low in the order hurts his chances to contribute anything consistently…

          Bear in mind I wasn’t hurting for steals but I think even if I was I would cut him loose. Last September was his only month of relevance and it’s been an outlier since.

          I wouldn’t drop him for a week-old chobani yogurt, but I would explore options.

  13. Mike says:
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    You sitting darvish today? At the Rockies. I’ve also got Ryu going today so he would probably offset a poor outing from darvish.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sitting Darvish

      • adam says:
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        Sitting marquez too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Yu, start German

  14. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. What SP level would you expect Gallen to perform for 2nd half (if he comes up)? I’m assuming you believe 25 – 30-ish; ie., Wheeler/Boyd.

    2. I assume E-Rod and Matz are now just streamers. Should I cut one of them for Gallen?

    3. Why should we expect Texas to consider re-inserting Leclerc as closer until Kelly shows he needs to be replaced?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Eh, maybe top 50ish is my guess
      2. Sure, depends on your league
      3. Kelley will probably give them a reason at some point

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        I think you just talked me out of it because “top 50ish” is not much of an improvement from E-Rod and Matz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Start off like Framber, maybe become Soroka, maybe fall off — just worth a flyer — if he has two bad starts, I’d drop him

      2. Lose Ed-Rod

      3. Agree with DT

  15. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as always.

    1) ROS: Ohtani or Olson?

    2) ROS Pick 3: Canning, Gibson, Matz, Adrian Sampson

    Thanks !

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Ohtani for me
      2) First 3 for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Olson

      2. Agree with DT

  16. CTFDU says:
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    Thanks Grey and DT. Drop 2 please:
    – Riley
    – Tatis
    – Senzel
    – Yordan
    – Senzel

    • CTFDU says:
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      Sorry I repeat Senzel. I meant Domingod.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Really hate to tell you to drop any of those guys…Yordan & Domingo I guess but wouldn’t feel good about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel, Domingo

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      Package up two/three of those guys and aim for something high. I agree DT – throwing away any of those guys is making another team (or two) stronger

  17. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey and others,

    12 Team 6×6 H2H OPS 3OF Redraft

    I currently roster Yelich, Brantley, Domingo, Puig

    Chapman, Doolittle, Kelley, Leclerc

    I will be bidding aggressively this morning on Yordan, as was unable to stash because of short benches in my league.

    Who is the drop of these listed?

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      LeClerc

      • saint says:
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        Thanks DT

      • saint says:
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        Thanks Grey. I got him!

  18. IrishMike says:
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    Thinking of offering Buxton for Alvarez in a redraft, what side you taking on it?

    Or could throw the kitchen sink at the owner to get Alvarez with Clint Frazier and Piscotty

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Buxton side for me.

      I’d give Frazier and Piscotty…

  19. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Good morning Grey and DT. Do you guys like Plesac? I could drop J.Alvarez, Strahm or D.German for him? I was reading the weeknd articles and the others guys seem to be all in. Thanks!

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Meant Alvarado, ehh. Sorry about that.

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Ok, damnit- please insert Alvarado instead of Alvarez. Bloody Mary hasnt kicked in yet, sorry!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like Plesac quite a bit. I’d take him over German if you don’t have an IL spot for him.

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Thank you! IL is full with Strahm, Caleb Smith, Posey, H.Dozier and German.

  20. William Hung says:
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    Rolling Marquez out there v. CHC today?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I am

      • Alcesto says:
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        Man, he got hammered his last time out against the cubbies (at wrigley) and it’s going to be 80 and sunny out here in Denver today. I could see Marquez rebounding, but I think the better bet is that he doesn’t post a useful line.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      look at home/away splits… also – set it and forget it

      • David Niven says:
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        I came on here to ask the same thing. A’ght then, a group ‘fuck it’ it is.

  21. Dave D says:
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    I’m just glad that Big Papi is ok and the dude that shot him got a little street justice before being arrested. Crazy sh*t. Man, he’s busted up but, like Ortiz, lucky to be alive.

    In other news, spot on with Tom Murphy. Go Rockies! Don’t tell me you’re “Losing Your Religion” of contempt for Teheran. I won’t know what to do if we agree on everything. Maybe I should just start looking forward to a late July promotion for Jo Adell who’s looking incredible.

  22. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! In a keeper league, would you trade your $21 Rhys (keep for $24) and nonkeeper Nola for a $13 Devers (keep for $16)?

    Feels like I’m selling too low on Nola (esp since yesterday was all his bullpens fault)…though maybe I’m not realizing how valuable Devers is?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rhys side for me

  23. Bill Holton says:
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    Pick 3 ROS:
    Domingo
    Kepler
    Avisail
    Eloy

    Thanks!

  24. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk (non) alert***

    No bulk guy’s today, looks like Beeks and Pena tomorrow.

    I’ve got a bit of a traffic jam in the OF/Util (Trout, Rhys, Dahl, Ohtani, Domingo Santana, now Yordan Alvarez). You playing Alvarez over everyone but Trout and Rhys? Or is this just a day-by-day Hittertron sort of deal?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Day by day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with DT, but mostly over Domingo if Ohtani is playing

  25. kilkennybrian says:
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    Didn’t see a mention of Lance Lynn. I’m totally confused on what to do with him. Scooped him a few weeks back for a stream, and he’s been unreal over the last month plus; 6 straight QS, fantastic K:BB.

    Although he has a track record of suck, he also has Some track record of being very good (STL). Yet still, I feel like I could drop him.

    His next start is @Bos, dangerous indeed. In my 12 team 6×6 (OPS, QS), Yonny Chirinos is avail, who’s been great. Next start OAK.

    Do I drop Lynn for him? I could drop a hitter, but my hitting is shallow. Options would be BReynolds, Laureano (speed helps), CMoran (elg, OPS helps) but I kinda need the hitting depth. I don’t know. Didn’t think one of my harder decisions would be what to do with Lance Lynn!

    • Cram It says:
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      Lynn goes on runs. In the end, he’s a streamer.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d ditch Lynn for Yonny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  26. Hip hip jorge says:
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    Morning Grey!

    Still mad at myself for not trusting the numbers and leaving Giolito on the wire too long… I still can’t wrap my head around his value ROS because my perception is tainted from the last few years.

    1. Was contemplating: Domingo Santana for Giolito?
    2. If he counters with Santana and Martin Perez for Giolito am
    I overpaying at that point or no?

    • Cram It says:
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      Gio if you need the pitching. Perez is a throwaway, so not too much.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Yes says:
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      You’re crazy if you think he’s giving you a player clearly on the rise for a flawed, falling player (Domingo) and an inconsistent throwaway (Martin).

      But I suppose can’t hurt to try…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning!

      Agree with Cram

  27. Thundergunn says:
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    Is Tucker worth stashing anymore w/ Alvarez up?

    anyone in the Marlins bullpen worth speculating on for saves? I threw up in my mouth a little asking that …

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure but depends on your league.

      Meh, not other than Romo.

  28. Ben W says:
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    Player in my league is interested in Austin Riley and you mentioned him as a sell candidate. It’s 12 team 5×5 league.

    Trade Riley for Josh Hader and Tatis Jr? Or Hader and Eloy?

    I could use closer help (only Neris and Greene) or I can go after one of his starters like Zach Davies. His closers are Chapman, Hader and Vasquez. I’ll look at the trade analyzer but interested in your rest of season insight on who to target

    • edietrich1962 says:
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      I would take Hader and Tatis for Riley.

      • Cram It says:
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        I would take either Hader side in a heartbeat.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram. Tatis one first…

    • Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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      if this is a dynasty/keeper getting just tatis for riley is great.

      • CMUTIMMAH says:
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        I was offered Morton for Riley, I countered with Riley/Vogelbach for Tatis and Morton. I realize I was reaching for the stars, but he needs power badly.

        He wouldn’t do Riley for Tatis straight up, fwiw. It’s a tough get, but if an owner is IL scared, maybe you can sneak it passed him.

        I was hoping Riley’s value would keep increasing, now it looks to be plateauing, selling now it the best move I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  29. Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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    15 team dynasty roto with OPS added. seeing who i should drop for y.alvarez (i had stashed, but do not need to bring up unless i want to make a move at some point).
    C vazquez
    1B cron (MIN)
    2B baez (SS/3B)
    SS kingery (3B/CF)
    3B bregman (SS)
    LF tapia
    CF desmond (1B/LF)
    RF bader (CF)
    util (2) laureano (CF) cooper (RF)
    BN (this many due to small innings cap of 1400, i have enough pitchers to meet that, plus desmond/tapia not good on road and are mostly benched): thames (1B/LF/RF), mcneil (2B/3B/LF), r.nunez (1B/3B)
    DL: stanton (LF/RF), judge (RF), moreland (1B)
    NA (10): lux, brujan, n.lowe, hiura, x.edwards, a.jimenez
    SP: (QS added): ryu, maeda, verlander, heaney (him i got for like 2 out of 342 in yearly auction draft while i laughed very hard at everybody else), touissant, lucchesi, paxton
    RP (5 slots, holds and saves together): strop, hand, buttrey, robles, strop
    NA: patino, luzardo

    can only keep max 18 per year previous to auction draft, 3 year contract cycles. prospects clocks don’t start their 3 year till first season they go over 130/50 at bats/innings.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Thames

  30. lotw52 says:
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    12 team mixed redraft:

    1. Will you please rank as outfielders:

    A Garcia
    Y Puig
    K Marte

    2. Also I need SP and M. Fried and S Matz are out there. Should I pick them up with no option for streaming then or just stream high value pitchers? Streaminator seems to be right on this year.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Puig, Ketel for me but they’re all close
      2. Depends on bench size but probably stream

  31. Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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    y.alvarez is also in that hitter stash list.

    • Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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      oh shit, and alvarez is LF only for now in yahoo as here.

  32. edietrich1962 says:
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    Would you start Yordan Alvarez and/or Eloy Jimenez in a weekly 5×5 roto league?

    Or would you wait for week on Alvarez to see what he does. Eloy has not been really that great other than few good games here and there.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start Eloy

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        would you also start Alvarez or perhaps wait week and see how he does??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Yordan

  33. I Miss Steve Sax says:
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    Sitting 1st in average by .033, 4th in Runs, 2nd in RBI, but 12th in Steals and 8th in HR.

    Replace Markakis with Hamilton for a few weeks seems like a no brainer, yes?

    Was surprised to see La Stella and Lourdes Gurriel have similar projections for this week, with Gurriel’s looking slightly better. Any reason I shouldn’t stick with La Stella?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure on Hamilton, stick with LaStella

  34. Trickrey says:
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    In a 10 tm H2H 6×6 OPS redraft league…

    1) Which two would you want out of Yandy Diaz, Sano, Colin Moran, and Renato Nunez

    2) How do we feel about Glasnow? Worth stashing still? I only have one IL spot and have him and Gallo. Definitely keeping gallo but debating whether to continue giving up extra roster spot for Glasnow. I’m currently in 1st and almost certainly will make playoffs if that makes a difference

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Yandy and Sano
      2) Sure, keep him as long as you’re winning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sano, Moran

      2. Agree with DT

  35. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Framber or Peacock in an 11 tm keeper roto league?

    • Scuffy McGee says:
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      Or Framber versus Fried or Y Chirinos in same league.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Yonny

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peacock

  36. prey879 says:
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    Would you trade Yordan for Yoan Moncada in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league? I don’t think I typically would but my 2b is my one weak position and I have a surplus of OF

    C – Alfaro
    1b – Freeman
    2b – Chavis
    3b – Jose Ramirez
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Bryant
    Util – Pete Alonso
    Bench – Eloy, Dahl, Yordan

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thanks, DT

      • prey879 says:
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        Thanks! Would you still do it if I included Chavis? So it’d be Chavis and Yordan for Yoan?

        Other owner asked to include him and I’d probably would end up dropping Chavis if I got Moncada anyways.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chavis is whatever, so sure

  37. llango says:
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    i get out pitched every week pretty much. i have 6 sps, Minor, montas, snell, buehler, soroka and mustgrove. Do i trade Kingery or Swanson 4 Matz? maybe Drop verdugo this week and play someone like Anibal (vs. ChiSox) or Dakota Hudson (@ Mia)?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Without know more about the league, I’d lose Verdugo for Anibal’s two starts

      • Llango says:
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        12 team H2H keeper league. I would t keep verdugo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “I would t keep verdugo” what?

          • Llango says:
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            I am saying I wouldn’t keep Verdugo – he’s someone i would drop for a pitcher.
            Would you go that route or trade Kingery for Matz?

            Thanks!

  38. ozzie smith says:
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    So many players on the FA in my leagues it’s ridiculous. Pitching has been a nightmare but damn it’s been a fun season for bats. Since I began following your strategy of drafting hitters early and often I normally have never had to do much adding/dropping with my offense but this year has been different, too many good hitters out there too ride guys in month long slumps, looking at you Albies, Carpenter.

    1). Luzardo sounds like he is progressing nicely, why is it that I drafted him in some leagues and felt thrilled about it and now am having such a hard time finding room for him? I know it’s a complete guess but where does your guy tell you that he finishes ranked among SP the rest of the year, would you roster him over Gallen?

    2.). Greg Holland has really great ratios this year but only 1 save in the last month now, pretty worthless to own as he’s only pitching an inning or two a week. What do you recommend doing with a guy like this that is pitching good but getting no opportunities? Arizona is winning enough games, will the opportunities come around?

    3.) safe to move on from Domingo German in 12 team and shallow leagues if there isn’t a DL spot for him or would you be inclined to hold?

    4.). Is this kind of who Segura is now? Or will the counting stats come around? He’s not swiping or homering and SS is deeeeeep.

    Thanks buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Assuming he’ll get opps at some point 3. Move on 4. Meh, it’s a long season, he’s fine

  39. Rich says:
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    Baseball should do what my softball league does- you don’t have to run the bases if you hit a home run (I know because I’ve seen other guys do it). It’s a waste of time, especially this year. Someone do the math on how much time has been spent watching guys round the cases this year.

    • CMUTIMMAH says:
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      Meh… I doubt they ever change this.

      In softball, the pitcher gets another ball and then underhands the next pitch. There’s no windup, no in stadium music to be played, no need for the pageantry, heck depending on your league association the pitcher doesn’t even have to pitch from the actual rubber. There should also be a LOT more home runs in softball (if you’re in a reasonably good league). There are hour time limits on games in softball typically. It’s just not the same sport at all.

      In the bigs, it’s kind of like a victory lap. And honestly, it takes that time for the next batter to step into the box anyway and the pitcher to get a new ball/take a breath/ and get back on the rubber. And at away games where fans stupidly throw the ball back on the field… it could actually be a safety concern to start back up too fast.

      Do you know what could improve the game:

      -Stop the purposeful bean balls by giving real suspensions out. Not just 5 game ones. You throw a temper tantrum on the mound and try to hurt someone, you should be out a month. This will limit the amount of benches clearing situations, which take FOREVER because the damn bullpens need to half-heartedly jog in.
      -Additionally, why isn’t there a fine for when a bullpen comes on the field? They have to go through a gate to get there, make it a penalty for delay of game.
      -Make excessive celebration a penalty. Bat flips are cool, but it’s teaching kids with little to no control of their bats to throw them in the air on a home run. You can toss the bat aside with bravado. I’m not an old school baseball elitest… but some of these flips have gotten out of hand, and no matter how safe it is where they are throwing the bat to, kids want to emulate it on much smaller fields. A friend of mine that is a little league majors umpire (10-12 year olds) ended up with a knot on his head when a kid flipped a bat. The bottom of the handle hit him just above the ear. He had to throw the kid out of the game, even though the kid was quite remorseful. These bat flips usually lead to the beaning of players also. I don’t want to end bat flips by any means, I think they are fun to watch… just keep them within reason.

      They finally got intentional walks, mound visits, and between innings significantly better (although, the between innings timing in the playoffs seems to get stretched by the opportunity for ad revenue…)

      There’s still some low hanging fruit on the behavior control side.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        or just fine the managers or manager PLUS player in addition to some sort of suspension for the player. that would stop it immediately. if a player wants to be a sociopath (this is exactly what throwing at somebody’s head intentionally is, doesn’t matter what the inertia of the sport is) he’ll get benched by the manager for it. AND like in hockey or football, have escalating suspensions. the guys that play dirty/dangerous in those sports start to lose MORE money and time playing the more they get caught doing it.

  40. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would you trade
    Wilson Contreras for Jose Ramirez
    I have Realmuto as my catcher. 10 team 1 catcher league

    • Alps says:
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      Sorry
      Also would you drop Chavis
      For Kendrick or Delino Deshields
      RBI steals and average needed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for JoRam

      Drop Chavis for Howie

      • Alps says:
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        Awesome
        Thanks

  41. Miguel says:
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    Pick up Zac Gallen or Alex Reyes
    Thank you!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      gallen at this stage. reyes’s upside is higher though likely based on years of prospect pedigree, but i’d also say his injury downside is far higher too. for sure gallen as a this year stash for quicker likely upside (assuming call up, reyes WILL be getting actual starts soon).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cheese

      • Miguel says:
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        Great! Thanks ??

  42. edietrich1962 says:
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    What do people think of Griffen Canning Rest of Season?

    Debating if I should drop him for Framber Valdez??

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Framber

  43. Sean says:
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    Since you’re making fun of Keith Law, for the sake of balance I’ll point out he was one of the only guys who stood by Giolito the last few years.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      he’s made fun of law for years. according to law wieters was the best prospect ever. and if law actually trucked giolito out there for all these years in his own leagues he did himself a LOT of damage till very recently. if he doesn’t even play fantasy leagues then it’s a WHOLE lot easier to “stand by” pitcher prospects who take 3-4ish years to be anything other than awful. for a comp grey loved scherzer years before he was really good (and pretty certain scherzer wasn’t as bad as giolito was during scherzer’s pre-elite days)

    • Yes says:
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      For the sake of balance – Keith law is a twat.

      That is all…

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        hehe

      • CMUTIMMAH says:
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        Keith Law still standing by Bubba Starling and Lars Anderson?

        Remember at some point you become pot committed, and Keith Law was pot committed with Giolito. One first half does not a career make.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I mean, he compared Matt Wieters to Yogi Berra at one point

            • Fred Garvin MP says:
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              KLaw proving the broken clock axiom with Giolito.

  44. Joe says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP keeper league with $260 draft/keeper budget (no cap in season), would you rather have Austin Riley for $8 or Charlie Blackmon for $25?

    We’ll generate a custom value for their 2020 prices and average that with all the previous season’s values they’ve had with their owners; in this case Riley and Blackmon are in year one with their owners. I’d assume the $8 tag on Riley brings his 2020 value down a decent amount (also guessing the same happens with Blackmon to a lesser extent). The $8 is just nice to always have associated with Riley if he ever becomes a $20+ player.

    Thanks!

  45. The Other JC says:
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    1. Could use a SP with Carrasco out and having traded Stras for Bryant. Are any of these more than streamers in a 12 team h2h league?
    Chirinos, Framber, Lucchesi, Foltynewicz

    2. One of my hitters has to go. Taking the long view here so I can be patient. Please advise.
    Kendrick, Myers, Lauerano

    3. Best RP for saves or holds and ratios? Kelley or Robles?

    Thank you and happy Monday!

    • The Harrow says:
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      2. howie, he doesn’t play every day.
      3. i’m going hansel and gretel robles here. leclerc likely moving back into that soonish, kelley and martin might split the 8th, martin has actually been better lately too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Stream 2. Howie 3. Kelley

    • The Harrow says:
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      fatt adams got hurt on a swing (albeit not as funny as when he used to routinely hurt something running from 2nd to 3rd), hold howie, drop laureano.

  46. G says:
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    So since you brought it up, would you say Ed Rod is droppable with my staff of Cole, Paddack, Marquez, Woodruff, Pablo Lopez, and Gallen (holding the NA spot)? I was thinking of making the drop for Adam Morgan or David Robertson to DL one of them, and then use the open roster spot for streaming. I have no other droppable players for streaming at this point, with Pablo Lopez being the cloest to it, but hes been so good at home and recently in general. Thoughts?

    My league counts saves and hold so Robertson and Morgan have more value in that regard. I have also held onte Ed Rod this far, so wonder if I should just hold and see if he can eventually have some trade value at the very least, or at least use him for his matchup against Baltimore first this week before making the move. Thanks as always.

  47. Big Al says:
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    Any chance you would start Musgrove in Atlanta tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In ATL? No way

  48. Hoboknives says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    Framber or Jimmy Nelson?

    • The Harrow says:
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      framber

      • Hoboknives says:
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        Thanks. I wouldn’t start Nelson vs Houston next but i was hoping he wasn’t complete poo. Maybe i’m wrong.

        • The Harrow says:
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          longer term this could be nelson, but
          1. for the short term future SON likes framber a good deal more
          2. guys coming off injuries that caused them to miss like 15 or more months (esp when it’s a shoulder thing not TJ) straight tend to take a while to get good again, and sometimes they never do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Harrow

  49. SheaSeraSera says:
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    12 team 6×6 leagure extra Category OPS, who would you drop for Yordan? Puig, Cooper or Schwaber or stick with one of those three as the extra OF/UTL.

  50. Scott says:
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    Morning, Grey (and everyone else). Hope the weekend was good for you. I don’t need any specific position/stats at this point, but was wondering how these guys would rank (as a stash) for the rest of the year in a re-draft league (standard 5×5, plus 2B and BB). Thanks.

    K.Hiura, B.Lowe, J.Urias, K.Tucker, W.Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      Lowe, Tucker, Hiura — or Lowe at end if you don’t need anyone and are just stashing

  51. wass says:
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    10 team h2h points. Ops/HR matter and 8 SP start limit per week so SP have a boost in value.

    Which side?

    Dahl, Moncada, Vazquez (RP) or Giolito, Ozuna?

    Thanks Grey!

  52. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league…contending this year,

    Do I trade Altuve for Degrom to bolster my pitching staff?

    Muncy and Chavis are manning the spot currently with Bichette, Wander Franco and Vidal Brujan on my minor league roster as possible future replacements.

  53. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Never thought i’d say this–but thank god the Yankees signed DJ LeHmaheiu instead of Machado for 300 mil. Guy is killing my fake baseball team.

  54. peacecoast says:
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    I remember I was talking Lowe up to you in pre-season. Lo and behold I don’t own him anywhere now. I hate this game sometimes.

    Should I drop Verdugo? I like hi AVG and I need that dearly. Rest is meh. And he sits sometimes. Laureano is hot that’s a good add/drop right?

    Also in a S+H league, been holding Betances on DL forever. Drop him or wait for more news?

    • What's a Drexl says:
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      only drop betances if you need the DL slot. having said that he’s a not big problem drop in normal sized leagues if you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo for Laureano works for me

      Drop Dellin

  55. ndgwynn says:
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    14 team keeper forever league
    start 8 pitchers
    my pitchers, verlander, degrom, woodruff, erod, pivetta, pablo lopez, valdez, skaggs, hicks, parker, gausman, duplanter and puk.
    should i wait for my pitching to improve or trade for help?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine to me, but can’t imagine owning Gausman

  56. BATMAN says:
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    Is Aaron Hicks droppable? 12 team leauge, i’ve got Acuna, Khris Davis, Dahl, Marte, Yordan Alvarez, Austin Riley, and Joey Gallo all OF eligible.

    • I wouldn’t. Don’t know who would replace him with. But the two rookies could struggle for periods of time. When the Yankees get at full strength Hicks will be very valuable. Maybe play Dahl at home. And Hicks when he has 7 games weeks. Kris Davis has OF eligibility is nice. Marte is hot or cold. I think you have a good problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just for s’s and g’s? Sure

  57. Vash says:
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    Promoting Jon Duplantier from my minors today….before I do…

    Any problems you have seen with him so far? I am desperate for pitching as Gausman, Beede and Pomeranz have been ghastly.

    Assuming Duplantier is the best option….would any of the later, draw you back into owning them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Beede at home is okay, but none are good

  58. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Morning Grey! It’s grey outside, which made me think of you. Ok, not really. It was my blossoming ‘stache. Anywho.

    1. Muncy and Tanaka vs. Voit and Pence. Which side do you prefer in a standard 12-team redraft, and how close is it?

    2. Is Jimmy Nelson still worth stashing in a 12-team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      1. Muncy

      2. Nah

  59. DonnieB says:
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    I have Kyle Tucker in my reserve. Would you bet on Odor doing a repeat of his June/July of 2018 and add him over Tucker? It is a 12 team roto keeper. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Tucker

  60. krazyivan says:
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    Is Mitch Keller a sharp speculation for 12 team H2H mixed leagues? I could drop a bench bat like Chavis or Dietrich, or, drop Martin Perez (though he has a two start week).

    I love the fastball and his command +++
    I hate the team and pitching coach – – –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a streamer — can lose Perez in bad matchups or Chavis

  61. Savoy Special says:
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    Hi Grey! 14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) In the context of my team, drop Tommy Pham for Byron Buxton or Jorge Soler?
    2) Please rank for ROS: Byron Buxton, Tommy Pham, Jorge Soler
    3) Will it come back to bite me in the ass if I drop Tommy Pham? I get he had a crazy 2nd half last year but it seems like he can’t stay healthy this year.
    4) Buy/Sell Jose Alverado? I think if I saw him on waivers, I’d be the manager to add him expecting a bounce-back. Which is why I might be willing to drop Pham for Buxton or Soler instead of Alverado.

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Dansby Swanson
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Austin Meadows
    UTL: Fernando Tatis Jr.

    P: Jose Alverado
    P: Raisel Iglesias
    P: Jose Leclerc
    P: Amir Garrett
    P: Will Harris
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Max Fried
    B: Yu Darvish
    B: Wade Miley
    B: Nick Pivetta

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Luke Weaver

    Thanks as always, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1-3. Meh, I’d want Pham… I’d also want to start a player if Pham is on the bench or hurt, so lose a backend pitcher (Yu) for another OF (Bux)

      4. Sell

      • Savoy Special says:
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        Thanks, Grey! Making Alverado my drop for Buxton. I value Yu more than Alverado.

  62. Mike says:
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    Would you start German Marquez today?

  63. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    In a 5×5 h2h I’ve been offered the following trade:

    Blackmon, aroldis & fiers

    For my

    Domingod, j Hicks, Luis Castillo

    My team below:
    C – alfaro
    1b – voit
    2b – mondesi
    3b – Suarez
    SS – treat
    Of – domingod, Dahl, Robles
    Util – Chapman, polanco
    Bn – dietrich, Olson
    Dl- Giancarlo
    Sp – degrom, Corbin, buehler, Castillo, maeda, luchessi, folty
    Rp – Hicks, Rogers
    Bn – glasnow, Smith

    Do I take blackmon?

    Thanks

  64. What's a Drexl says:
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    due to his shitty K rate (and tons of blowups) alcantara is hated by SON.
    alcantara vs STL -6.1
    or
    eickhoff vs ARI 5.9
    today only.

    • What's a Drexl says:
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      2. different league
      wacha @ MIA (barely a positive)
      or
      alcantara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff

      3. Sandy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or rather 2 on Sandy

  65. ERA is WHIPping me says:
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    Would you want Sampson or Matz over Ed-Rod? My ERA and WHIP are hot garbage…(not sure how much help Matz would be in those categories). 12-team with added QS. Thanks

  66. Mafia says:
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    Please rank for ROS…..Framber Valdez, Zach Eflin, Joey Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber, Joey (at home), Eflin, Joey (away)

  67. Robert says:
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    Please give a few examples of what pitchers would be a fair offer for Yordan Alvarez.

  68. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Sale, Strasburg, Tanaka, and Paddack are locked in. My gut tells me to roll with Boyd over the Canning double. WWGD?

    Sale — Minor (TEX) & Bundy (@BAL)
    Strasburg — Clarke (ARI)
    Tanaka — Vargas (NYM) & Lopez (@CWS)
    Paddack — Beede (@SF) & Lambert (@COL)

    Canning — Ryu (LAD) & ??? (@TB)
    Boyd — Bailey (@KC)

    • Marty the Context Provider says:
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      H2H points btw

  69. Jim says:
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    Teheran, Valdez or Heaney as my 5th starter for the rest of the year in H2H?

  70. Keeks says:
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    Whats up guys,

    Currently have a full IL (3 spots) and another 3 dead spots on the active roster. Injuries have decimated the big lead my team jumped out to early in the season and I need reinforcements sooner than later.

    3 of my injured guys are Judge, Gallo, and Kluber- obvious holds. If you had to drop 2 of the below 3 who would it be?

    Betances
    Kyle Tucker
    Carrasco

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dellin, Carrasco

  71. Curious George says:
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    Nice read this morning!

    Can someone rank Dahl, Domingo Santana, and Yordan ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Dahl, Yordan

  72. Jays for Days says:
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    Schoop and Votto for Donaldson

    Which side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither?

      Schoop

  73. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Morning!

    Need to drop one to activate Wade Davis…

    (I have 2 bench bats)

    Griffin Canning
    Lance Lynn
    Framber Valdez
    Zach Plesac
    Max Fried (I’d love a short IL rest for him)
    Garrett Cooper
    Travis Shaw
    Brendan Rodgers (21st round keeper)

    Thanks!

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Thanks!

        Would you drop any of those pitchers when Gallen is promoted?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe Lynn, depends when it happens

          • Steamin Beamen says:
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            If only I finished my last semester at the Fantasy Baseball College at Charleston, then I’d probably understand the significance of the timing.

            *fists to sky*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Never too late to get your diploma

  74. Luvdarooks says:
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    Runs do not count in this 4 x 4 using batting average.
    I have to drop either Garrett Cooper or Shaw who is amazingly iffy on Milwaukee… How could a guy who has 30 bombs two years in a row be this bad? Who is the safer bet for counting stats the rest of the year As one needs to be cut

      • Luvdarooks says:
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        Just to be sure…KEEP shaw ?

  75. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Grey-
    Odorizzi is a sight to behold. Yesterday was his first start of the year i got to watch (despite writing the article on him). 71 of his 99 pitches yesterday were FBs, i.e. 71% that’s crazy. He was dominating people with that nutty armside break i showed in the gifs. Everyone is having trouble with it offset with his slider/cutter hybrid maybe once or twice an at-bat. He’s getting a lot of weak contact and lazy flyballs. He was saved in the 1st by a double play, but settled in after that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, great article on him! I should’ve linked to it…

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        ha… you still can! ;-)

        A) word on the street is yankees are going to rest didi once a series in the early going. would you take 2/3 of didi for the short term or what you roster a bench bat to rotate in when he sits of BLowe or Bote at cost of dropping a RP(likely Parker)?

        B) btw, that brings up the ridiculous value of Baez outside his stats, i can rotate him between positions and plug and play 2B or SS, the 2 weakest positions, based on the hot hand. thats a huge advantage.

        C) btww, Baez seems to have recovered from that knee injury, for 2 weeks after it he hit .200, now hes back around .300

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes! Done and done

          A. Didi/Lowe…Lose Parker B. Yup C. Yeah, saw that, K’ing a lot tho

  76. Cap says:
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    Are you sitting Marquez today?

  77. Twins Peaker says:
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    I’m building towards 2020 and I have this pitching staff in mind based on who I’ve acquired and currently have in a points league:

    Caleb Smith, Trevor Richards, Pablo Lopez, Chris Paddack, Zac Gallen, Ross Stripling, Josh James

    All are $1.

    Was thinking of trading for Straham too but he’s $11. Not that that will break the bank. Curious of your thoughts on his progression over the next two years. I thought he came up earlier than I expected, but what do I know.

    I think I’m relying too much on potential and would need an ace in the draft for consistency. Would you sell high on anyone in this list too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think that’s a competitive staff for 2020 — Could see selling Strahm or any of those guys — building on pitching is not the way to be successful for future years

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I should say maybe it’s competitive since I don’t know the league, but seems risky

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        My idea was to build this staff by not paying for pitching and spending it all on offense. I felt that spending $7 on 7 upside guys with potential leaves me with (after a bullpen) about $250 ($300 cap) to spend on elite offense. But I agree that it is risky because there’s nobody there that I can throw out vs any team and any stadium. So perhaps buying one elite pitcher to add to this will enhance it and make it less risky.

        That said, from what I gather for your comment, if I get any offers for those above players, I should be open to trading and then going for more consistent players.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, open to trading any of them… A cheap pitching staff is fine, but that’s no key to success… You’ll just have a lot of money to buy hitting

          • Twins Peaker says:
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            Not the key because pitching is so hit or miss and young pitching can self destruct at anytime, right?

            Thanks for the advice.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I agree, I’m just saying you’re only like 10% of the way there if you have a cheap staff

  78. Quill says:
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    Choose one

    B. Reynolds
    Kiermaier
    Sano
    Yandy
    Odor
    Shaw
    Renato

  79. Thundershoe says:
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    Hi Grey. Thanks for starting our weeks off right!

    Which two of the following starts would you bench?

    Marquez vs CHC
    Paddack @COL
    Luchessi @COL
    Giolito vs NYY

    • Thundershoe says:
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      Also, would you take Vogelbach over H. Dozier (IL) long term (I’d have to drop Dozier to pick up Vogelbach)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Lucas, German

      Long term? As in from now until 2023? I’d want Vogel now, Dozier long term

      • Thundershoe says:
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        Long term as in for the rest of the season. I’m not quite sure how to think about this “thorax tightness” that Dozier is experiencing. Is it similar to oblique injuries? If that’s the case, I’m a bit wary since oblique injuries seem like they can linger or make it so there’s something “off” about a player’s swing/batting approach.

        As for the starts, I’m starting two in COL?!?!?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Honestly, I have no idea… My guess is Dozier’s not returning this week

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        He said bench- I don’t think you can bench Giolito and surely can’t prefer those two @COL arms

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you’re right of course… I’m saying who I would start, not bench

          • Thundershoe says:
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            Gotcha, thanks!

        • Thundershoe says:
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          Thought so! Thanks for the clarification. Grey is so busy blessing the masses with his fantasy wisdom that I should be sure to word my supplications carefully!

  80. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 h2h weekly points league…

    A) Who should I start this week? I need two…

    Berrios Vs SEA;
    Davish @ COL and @LAD;
    Ed. Rodriguez @ BAL;
    Bieber @ DET.

    B) Someone dropped Carlos Martinez – Is he worth picking up and stash until his role is clear or don’t bother… Is he the next STL closer?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Berrios, Bieber B. Nah

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Thanks again!

  81. Mookiewilson says:
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    Framber over Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Framber

  82. Gregg says:
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    Teheran, Valdez, Heaney as my 5th starter for the rest of the year in H2H?

  83. I love the moving walkway for HR’s! Brilliant!

  84. Font says:
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    Choose one

    Gallen
    Hudson
    Plesac
    Heaney
    Bassitt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning

      Hoskins, Voit

  85. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Nice work

    who do you prefer joc pederson or conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      conforto

  86. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Morning Razzball,

    I enjoyed the writeup very much!

    Guy wants to sell Didi (sell high 2 days back!!), what kind of offer should I throw at him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Mid-level closer?

  87. branta says:
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    Kevin Cron or Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d like to say Cron, but not sure he plays in NL parks

      • The Harrow says:
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        he’s started i believe exactly once in NL parks. i still own in 2 dynasties (deep ones) since i could very much use a longer term CI guy in both.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, doesn’t seem to have much room in lineup in NL parks

  88. Joe Schmo says:
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    Luchessi was dropped in my 12 team 5×5 roto keeper. Is he worth the #1 waiver claim to grab? I’ve been sitting on it all season. Thanks

  89. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    1. If JDM isn’t starting today, would you sit him in 12 team weekly leagues in case he misses most of the week (despite the awesome matchups)? I’d be starting a slumping but legit guy like Dejong in his stead.

    2. Please pick 2 to start this week from below. Looking for good ratios primarily, not worried about Wins. Thanks!

    Happ @CWS ($13.3 but who knows with him!)
    Bassit v SEA ($12.6 but very meh lately)
    Nola @ATL ($5.5)
    J Nelson @SF ($3.8)
    Woodruff @HOU ($3)
    Plesac v. CIN (-$2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah, bench him if he’s not playing

      2. Bassit, Happ

  90. Righty says:
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    Drop Laureano for Moran or Reynolds? I suppose question is Moran vs Reynolds ROS. Looking for best player overall, the steals aren’t critical.

    Based on impact this year, Urias or Tucker for a stash now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

      Urias

  91. Bagels and Donuts says:
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    Kyle Tucker or Z Gallen for NA stash in a redraft H2H league?

    I would assume Tucker but I don’t know which is likely to get the call any time soon.

  92. pinkman says:
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    Drop V Robles for Buxton in a 10-tm redraft?

  93. baseballbanter says:
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    Skaggs confuses me. Flashes of brilliance constantly tainted by control issues and general bad luck.

    Got a couple enticing options on the wire. Yarbrough, M. Keller, Luzardo, Alcantara.

    I have one spot. Who out of these would you roster? (16 Team, points league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Enticing?

      I’d prolly stash Luzardo

  94. Jaca says:
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    Hi Grey,

    who you like ROS in a Yahoo 12 team redraft 5×5(avg), Senzel or Villar? How many more bags do you think Villar grabs over Senzel?

    And if Tucker is called up, are you dropping either of the above for him?

    Thanks!
    Heir Yaca

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

      Tucker over Senzel if up for good and playing

      • Jaca says:
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        Thanks Grey,

        Just in case of need for quick action if Tucker is called up, are you dropping anyone else on my team for him? I asked about Villar and Senzel cus I will need to drop the weaker link for Clevinger when he gets up soon. Been running only 5 SP.

        C. Alfaro
        1B. Voit
        2B Mondesi
        3B. Baez
        SS. Tatis Jr.
        OF. E Rosario
        OF. Dahl
        OF. Riley
        UT. Yordan
        UT. Didi
        B. Villar
        B. Franny
        B. Senzel (for now)

        Marquez, Paddack, Lucchesi, Wheeler, Bieber
        Yates, Hand, Hader, Smith, Iglesias
        (IL) Clevinger (IL) Glasnow

          • Jaca says:
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            If I am dropping Senzel to activate Clevinger, are you dropping Villar if Tucker is up for good?

              • Jaca says:
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                Gotcha, thanks Grey

  95. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, HomeGrey,

    A few other commenters asked about two-starting Canning, but I’m trying to decide on the sit-or-start for just tonight @LAD. SoN hates it.

    Lurrrrrves!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good lurves to you!

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Wait. Was that “good” just part of our lurvefest? Or was that your feeling on GC tonight?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We were just having a lurvefest

          I’m not starting Canning if I don’t have to

          • sportivetricks says:
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            word

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Word? That’s what I get? Word?!

              • sportivetricks says:
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                Word up.

                • sportivetricks says:
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                  Word is bond.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Where’s the lurve?!

  96. Cram It says:
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    I had Marquez benched. But now I’m going to start him so I can blame it on you and DT. Not my fault!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      HAHA, yeah here we are again starting him… can he shift to his post-ASB self already?! ughhh

      • Cram It says:
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        I can’t do it. Haha. I’m sitting him.

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          haha… i’m so torn! grrrr

        • Fred Garvin MP says:
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          I’m sitting him as well. See you back here tomorrow for either self recrimination or smugness.

        • Travis Hafner says:
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          Yeah I’m having trouble with this too. I really wannna bench. Grey is saying to start. I’m screwed either way.

          • Cram It says:
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            It’s a points league with an innings cap. If it were an RCL type of league, I’d probably start him.

            • Travis Hafner says:
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              I have in a 10 and 12 team league (1600 cap)… 5×5 and 6×6 (QS).

              This is a tough one. He could easily have a monster start, or let up 6 runs.

              • Cram It says:
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                Yeah he hasn’t been very consistent. I feel like he’s a crap shoot against any team, especially in Coors. So I just don’t trust him. 10 team I wouldn’t start him, 12 team/1600 IP cap, I probably would.

                • Travis Hafner says:
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                  Agree. I think that’s what I’m doing.

  97. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Would you trade 2 out of 3 of Luke Jackson, Handel Robles and Diego Castillo for wade davis? Trying to figure out which two to deal or if it’s something I should even consider

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure — any of them, last two 1st

  98. knucks says:
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    Framber, Pivetta, Martin Perez, Gallen, Alex Reyes

    This ranking look fine to you? Deeper league than a regular 12 team roto league, because we have more than the usual bench slots. I know Reyes hasn’t looked all that great in his rehab starts. Seems like waiting on him is slightly less neccessary than it would be for Gallen? I know they are essentially a coin flip though, right? Same diff? Or does the team context have you prefering Reyes?

    Also, if you could hold one of Reyes/Gallen and wait for that call… are you doing that over Martin Perez… he’s just a streamer for you now in all leagues? I’m wondering if I should just put him behind the other two that aren’t even in the majors right meow? I been holding onto Perez with the hopes that he looks a little better the next start (hasn’t happened this month), as I like him to get me some Wins w/ that dominant Twins offense down the stretch. The league is deep enough that he won’t be there in the pool for me if I want to go back to him.

    And lastly, a long winded comment that most people will not care about. I heard you and Ralph discussing how terrible ESPN is during last week’s pod. Twas me sending the links in about how the @ESPNSupport twitter account was being ridiculous. I’d been sticking with ESPN, as the leagues I win every year have no plans to move over to Fantrax. I know its a better platform over there at Fantrax. I just wish it were easier to navigate on my iphone. If they had an app, I’d have already left all my leagues and found new ones to win over there for this season. Has the mobile Fantrax experience been better for everyone than last year’s?

    I played in the FCL last year, but I have zero Fantrax leagues this year. Prefer to play on one platform at a time. And with that, I’m most comfortable with the ESPN platform, like Ralph was mentioning about his comfortability with CBS and Fantrax, but not so much w/ NFBC for him.

    Its hard to imagine how they could have downgraded the ESPN platform further than they already had. But they are pulling it off! Anyways… next year… convinced I’ll be a Fantrax only guy. I shouldn’t have stuck with these ESPN leagues for this year. Its been more painful than you can imagine or than I can describe, even though I expect that my winnings this year will mos def pay for this October’s trip to Italy. So its been a frustrating process, but still expecting my usual results.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Framber, Gallen, Perez

      Gallen — sure, over Reyes

      Honestly, I’m always near a computer, so I don’t know the app experience at Fantrax, I think it’s just their webpage on Safari on the phone — it’s fine for me

    • goodfold2 says:
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      i’m in fantrax leagues (from a computer) and all the regs in there that use phones say from a phone using safari from the phone for fantrax is just as good as using a computer for it. i think those same guys say to do the same thing for yahoo leagues as well (i’ve tried before to help somebody use their app for yahoo leagues (newbies) and you lose tons of stuff on the yahoo app too)

  99. Jesse says:
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    Drop either Ed Rod or Leclerc for the upside of Keller, Reyes or Luzardo?

    Thanks

    • Jesse Librot says:
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      …maybe even both?! And can you rank those three

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Luzardo, Keller

  100. Bronx says:
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    Choose one ROS

    K. Tucker
    J. Upton
    Sano

  101. Man says:
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    Here’s my current lineup

    Alfaro
    Bellinger
    Baez
    Bogaerts
    Mondesi
    Yelich
    Dahl
    Domingod
    Franmil
    Riley
    Yordan
    Sano

    IL: Glasnow

    I’m currently in 1st in my roto league. Would you stash either Kyle Tucker or Upton at the moment? I would be giving up a roster spot to do so, but I’m confident the rest of my team could hold it down until then. I would be dropping Sano in order to do so. Thanks Grey.

  102. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    People are so funny. Someone dropped Cruz in my league the day he went on the DL (IL but it’s still DL to me) and I picked him up almost immediately. Dude has hit basically 40 Hrs every year the last 5 years and I’m being barely hyperbolic. Can’t believe people are asking about dropping when hes basically a guarantee for 35+ bombs and doesnt even play in nat’nl league parks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, exactly — funny’s one word for it

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        haha funny is a mild, polite word for it

          • Alex says:
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            Guilty, and feeling crappy about it because my team needs power. He sat on waivers for about a week after I dropped him too. I hope Yordan makes me forgive myself!

  103. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    More trade advice please.
    I was offered a similar trade in our 2 year keeper lg. Normal categories in our 5×5 roto except for QS, Saves+Holds, and OBP.

    My stud keepers are Vlad $2, Eloy $5 and V.Robles $5. I can keep them another year at that price. Your advice before was to not trade Vlad, Eloy or V.Robles unless I get some top 10 bats. How does this offer look?

    The guys I was offered I won’t list salary because they are either expiring or too high.

    *IR A.J. Pollock CF | LAD
    *IR Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE

    Paul Goldschmidt 1B | STL
    Jonathan Villar 2B | BAL
    Javier Baez 2B | CHC
    Kris Bryant 3B | CHC
    Blake Treinen RP | OAK
    Sean Doolittle RP | WAS

    for these guys of mine…

    *IR Willie Calhoun LF | TEX

    Victor Robles CF | WAS
    Eloy Jimenez LF | CHW
    Vladimir Guerrero 3B | TOR
    Rich Hill SP | LAD (also $5 but not a great keeper IMO)

    If I take it, I would need an OF and Kingery has OF elig and I would need one but JBJr is a FA and there might be better options than keeping Kingery. Since positions don’t align, I would “lose” the chance to stash 1 or 2 of the following guys on my bench….Odor, Moran, Newman, or Kingery. Who do I drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, don’t trade that many pieces

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks. That was what my gut said…

  104. Fogimon says:
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    After this weekends blowups, can we kiss Leclercs chances of closing any time soon goodbye?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have him benched in all leagues, and they’re deep leagues

  105. larry says:
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    Good morning

    Need to drop a some bast to stream some pitching.

    Kepler, CJ Corn, Hosmer or Schoop. Which is two would you drop?

    Thank you and have a good day

    • larry says:
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      Sorry my spelling with fat finger stinks.

  106. alt.colonel says:
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    Your comments about a fellow writer are an indication of your insecurity. They detract from your own work and make you appear petty. Too bad.

      • hondo says:
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        LOL

    • negatto says:
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      We’re all fans of the site. Find another bridge to live under.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        clearly the guy above is new, he’s been making fun of the sillyness (to put it nicely) of tons of guys across the fantasy realm for many years (i’d guess since the very start). so even if we actually would call grey “petty” for doing this, dude should’ve noticed that a long time ago.

  107. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey

    Which 2b do you like over Chavis in an obp Keeper?

    Asscab or Schoop off the wire (10 moves left) or try and move Chavis and a pick for Villar

    Could also ride it out for now with chavis as I have Hiura waiting in my NA spot

    Thanks man, go raptors!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal might be heating up, I wanted to schmotato him, but post was getting long

  108. jdred5 says:
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    I am lucky enough to have grabbed Y Alvarez in both of my leagues, and I want to play with my shiny new toy, but con’t see where to start him (particularly since he is only scheduled for 5 games). Would you start him over any of:
    League 1:
    Cron (6 games at home)
    Mazara (7 games)
    W Myers (6 games, w/4 at Coors)
    League 2:
    Mazara (7 games)
    Tapia (7 games at Coors)
    Mal Smith (6 games, but I do need steals … of course I need HR too …)
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Cron

      2. Meh

  109. omar says:
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    OPS league.

    Abreu or Alonso ROS?

  110. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats – 6×5 Standard + OPS

    Too many bats and need SP. Really liking what I’m seeing from Heaney.

    Give: Alonso, Riley

    Get: Abreu, Heaney

    **or I could just try to do Riley for Heaney

    Thoughts?

  111. Game Of Throws says:
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    Got offered Brad Hand for my Noah Syndegaard. H2H 6×6 XBH and QS. SPs are more valuable because of wins and QS.

    Should I take it?

  112. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    I’m in a h2h 9 cat league. Right now I am down 10 starts to 6, I have Wade Davis, Doolittle and Hand for closers, he has Yates and Robles. Do I switch out Pineda vs Seattle for Davis to get an extra start or just leave it.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda vs. Seattle seems fine over Davis

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks! That’s where I was leaning.

  113. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/QS
    trying to upgrade at SS and the guy really likes Rosario. Can’t seem to get him to part with Lindor.

    Thinking of Rosario and Fried for A Mondesi and Encarnacion

    Thoughts?

  114. Anthony Shideler says:
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    6×6 OPS, QS. Would you trade Giancarlo Stanton for Charlie Morton or Lucas Giolito? Already have Bryce Harper, Trey Mancini, Yordan Alvarez, David Peralta, Austin Riley, Bryan Reynolds and then Kyle Tucker in my NA slot.

  115. edietrich1962 says:
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    Really out there, kind of speculative question.

    Would you consider trading Mike Trout for say Austin Riley, Austin Meadows and perhaps good starting pitcher like Ryu (assuming one considers Ryu good)?

    I know Trout is in a class by himself to some degree but always wondered if it made sense to trade your top asset for multiple good assets and if that would really make your team better in long run.

    Thanks for humouring me a bit!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think that’s a good trade

  116. lwomack58 says:
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    Sorry a couple of more questions

    Would you start Minor @ Bos and Canning vs LAD

    Would you pickup M. Perez vs Sea?

    Would you pickup Nelson @ SF?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all except Minor

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Thank you

      • William Hung says:
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        you are trusting Jimmy Nelson?

  117. big league choo says:
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    5×5 Obp dynasty

    Which one to drop for streaming?

    Moran
    Cron Kevin
    Odor

  118. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, sorry for the long term keeper question, without any background details, in a shallow 10-team 5×5 keeper league would you rather have Acuna as a keeper until end of 2020 season or K Bryant as keeper until end of 2021 season?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Acuna, easily

  119. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Great Title

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is, it’s Rudy

    • Whirlaway says:
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      Yordamn right!

  120. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Can you send my team something to wake them up? Officially fell into 2nd place today after spending the last 8 weeks in first. Doesn’t look like trading for an upgrade over Senzel will be a viable path right now, nobody wants to trade. My best hope is to just sit back and let these guys play out of the slump (looking at you Benintendi), so need some voodoo magic here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sending good vibes

      • William Hung says:
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        Looking at my SPs: Marquez, Hendricks, Fried, Lester, Flaherty – are these guys all above streamer level in 10 team leagues?

    • hondo says:
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      Second!!!

  121. JP says:
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    Need to drop a hitter, which one from this group?

    V. Robles, H. Dozier, Segura, Aaron Hicks?

  122. Fogimon says:
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    So this is it. Our relationship status will be decided this week. Mine and German Marquez, that is. My pitcher love had me smitten last season, and I was all ready for a major announcement this year. But each time I was preparing to get down on one knee, we had a small setback and I got cold feet. Well, I have decided, this is the week. With 2 home starts at Coors, either we join the Mile High forever, or we continue just as friends.
    Oh I won’t ever be able to leave my Marquez completely, we will still be able to mess around here and there, away from home. But for a solid commitment, I need me a homemaker. One who cooks and cleans. You know what they say, can’t turn a ho into a housewife.

    So German, which are you going to be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought we were YOLO?

      • erad says:
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        YOLO!

  123. FantasyLand says:
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    Given La Stella’s performance, is he must add if he is in the FA pool?

    My options to drop are Villar, Renfroe, Moncada, Eloy, Pence.

    Also, what do you think about Fried? Is he a hold or drop? Rest of the staff is Verlander, Buehler, Giolito, Soroka and both Glasnow and Clevinger IL.

    League has a 1500 IP limit, I have played 615 already. I’m leading the league and first in wins, ERA and WHIP. Last in HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, but you have no one to drop… I’d hold Fried for now, but use him sparingly for now

  124. FantasyLand says:
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    Given La Stella’s performance, is he must add if he is in the FA pool?

    My options to drop are Villar, Renfroe, Moncada, Eloy, Pence.

    Also, what do you think about Fried? Is he a hold or drop? Rest of the staff is Verlander, Buehler, Giolito, Soroka and both Glasnow and Clevinger IL.

    League has a 1500 IP limit, I have played 615 already. I’m leading the league and first in wins, ERA and WHIP. Last in HR.

    • FantasyLand says:
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      Sorry about the double tap in the phone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, but you have no one to drop… I’d hold Fried for now, but use him sparingly for now

      • FantasyLand says:
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        I’ve been streaming catchers since Yadi got injured. Do you think it would be better if I play with no catcher at all in order to get la Stella?

        And thanks again. Have a good day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, grab La Stella if you’re playing him, otherwise grab a catcher

  125. Michael DePinto says:
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    Is it time to move on from Chavis? That hot start has caused me to probably give him too much leash. Probably should have dropped him a couple of weeks ago.

    2B options…LaStella, C. Hernandez, Fletcher, Kendrick, B. Rodgers, Biggio. I assume LaStella is a no brainer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, La Stella

  126. rhodyballer says:
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    EdRod, Matz, Perez, Strahm ROS or stream in a 5×5 roto?

    Thx dude.

  127. FMFBL says:
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    hey grey,
    can you rank these SP going forward?

    bauer, caleb smith, boyd, rich hill, snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell, Bauer, Boyd

      • FMFBL says:
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        thanks would you trade caleb and bauer for snell? is that decent?

  128. Luvdarooks says:
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    Have to sit one for the week OBP
    VOgelbach 6g 1 or 2 lefties
    Puig 5 g
    Pence 7 games
    Y Alvarez 5g

  129. AJ says:
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    Hey Greycarlo.

    A friend took twins to win world series 75 to 1 in the beginning of the year. Crazy they look like a lock to win the division now. Odds are currently at 8 to 1

    Runs Home runs Rbi SB OBP SLG percentage league

    Pick 2 Olson Ohtani Odor B. Lowe Cooper

    Pitching is pretty stacked. Would you drop e Rod for sampson or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice on the bet! Hopefully they pull it off!

      Olson, then crapshoot, I guess Ohtani if bench; Lowe if not

      I’d try Sampson

  130. Steve says:
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    10T 5×5 redraft

    Merrifield just hit waivers. Do you like him over:

    Segura
    J turner
    JoRam
    Domingo S
    Tatis

    Already have Mondesi at 2B, Merrifield would be a UTIL

    Thanks

  131. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    I read your column religiously.
    So what is the dumbest question you have ever been asked
    ( don’t answer what is the dumbest question you have ever been asked ) hah
    Just wondering

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a 745,000-way tie — kidding, I don’t know

    • crimedog says:
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      Probably some of mine this year. Or any catcher question.

  132. Stumanji! says:
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    1) League 1:
    Weekly lineup, need QS and good ratios (K/9, ERA, WHIP). Sit one:
    Gausman (2 starts): vs Pit, vs Philly
    Bumgarner: vs Mil
    Woodruff: @Hou

    2) League 2:
    Yonny Chirinos has great ratios but in a league with QS and Total K categories, should he be owned over, say, a high K guy who actually starts games but is kind of bad (e.g., EdRod)? Isn’t his value really suppressed if the Rays use an opener for his starts (therefore he can’t get a QS) and he’ll only give you maybe 3-6 Ks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Gausman 2. Suppressed in QS, but over Ed-Rod? For sure

      • Stumanji! says:
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        I’m giving EdRod one more chance against the O’s this week, only because it’s the O’s.

        Yonny or Framber?

  133. greyworm says:
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    hot under-aged commodities, rank them. maximum impact this season.

    Gallen, Luzardo, Cease, McKay, M. Keller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That rank but flip last two

  134. tshank13 says:
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    Sigh, Happy for you Yordan owners, but bummed as a Tucker owner. Sure feels like we’ve got a much longer wait now.

    12 tm keeper(only keep 3 no penalty) OBP & slug %

    1) Which should I offer?
    My Ryu & Voit for his Eloy and G. Cole?
    or
    My Ryu & voit for his Buxton and G. Cole?

    2) Are either fair? (Buxton feels more fair, right?)

    3) Is it advisable seeing as my only other 1B is Hosmer? His 1st baseman is Tellez which is why I want to include Voit.

    I feel like I’ve gotta try and get something for Ryu while I can. Just traded for and almost immediately lost Carrassco. My other top starter is *cringe* Nola.

    No further word on Carrassco can’t be good. Cram had me hopeful with his Anemia anecdote.

    • Stumanji! says:
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      If I was other owner I wouldn’t trade Cole alone for those packages, let alone with Eloy or Bux included.

      • tshank13 says:
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        Yeah…..Neither would I. I guess they’re not THAT low of a buy. I’d rather offer an OF since I have a bigger supply of talent there, but he’s already got a good stable of those. This just might not be the right partner. Appreciate your feedback, Stumanji!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sigh, I hear ya, but maybe not

      1. Eloy side
      2. Bux is more fair, as in you might lose that trade
      3. Sure

      • tshank13 says:
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        Well, I don’t want to be THAT fair. Hahaha! You don’t think asking for Eloy and Cole is insulting?

        Thanks man. Always appreciate the insight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not insulting to me

  135. JoeG414 says:
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    Looking for two batty calls for tonight : CaGo , Heyward at Col Marquez.
    SCastro (has great career numbers vs Wacha) home vs Wacha.
    Choi home vs Anderson (a rookie right hander).
    CGomez or Dom Smith vs Tanaka (if they play).
    MAdams at White Sox Despaigne

    6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m going CarGo, Heyward

  136. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. We rolling out Marquez with his two starts at Coors?

  137. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    really struggling at 2B. Pick top 2 for a Pts league. Thank you!

    Panik
    Bote
    Frazier
    Wong
    Peraza
    Castro
    Kike

  138. Cram It says:
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    Were you aware that Haniger received a ruptured testicle on that foul ball off of himself? Good lord!

    • Cram It says:
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      Probably, since it was 3 days ago. I just thought he had a bruised knee or something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, it was from himself? Damn, that’s some freaky shizz

      • Cram It says:
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        Yup. Fouled a ball off of his nuts. Found video, he barely got a piece of the pitch. You better hit that ball square if you’re gonna swing at a pitch that far inside!

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      rotoworld’s blurb on this from a few days ago was something along the lines of:
      “haniger has surgery to remove ruptured testicle. ”
      first line of the blurb: ” that’ll ruin his weekend”

  139. Kailuaboy says:
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    Famber or Mahle?

    Aloha!

  140. Kluber Lang says:
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    Keeper league, QS….

    Guy is offering his Jesus Luzardo for my Frankie Montas. Montas has been a nice surprise, but is he for real? However, I am intrigued by Luzardo as possible #1 or #2 for next 3-4 years I can keep on my team.

    Thoughts?

  141. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    In light of what seem to be persistent back issues, would you be looking to move Just Dong or hold?

    • Bret Adams says:
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      you would be selling low right now. i would hold and let him build up his value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

  142. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I need some SBs.

    I have Garrett Cooper at an OF spot and Colin Moran at U.
    I have Kingery and Newman on the bench.

    DeSheilds is available….so is Shed Long and Brandon Dixon.

    Hold or add-drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newman for DeShizz is fine

  143. baby seal says:
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    Grey!

    Picked up Perez who was recently dropped for his 2-stepper this week. What do you think?

    I am still holding Strahm, despite my 2 IL spots being taken. I know he’ll get picked up immediately if I drop him. Was considering packaging him in a trade.

    How would you rank: Perez, Strahm, Pena, Duplantier, Sampson, Valdez? Can just rank top 3 or whatever.

    Also holding Lebroke. Would you drop him or any of the above these other dudes, or try and stash a Gallen / Luzardo; speculate on C Mart for saves?

    – league: 12-team H2H 5×5, 4 bench spots, 4 moves per week.
    – (going vs my good friend this week–we’ve been neck-and-neck all year and want to win this one for bragging rights!)

    Thanks!!!
    – Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If they were all healthy, Strahm, Framber, Sampson, but since they’re not it depends on your ability to hold Strahm

      Drop Leclerc

      • baby seal says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        I can stomach holding Strahm, since it seems his “injury” is just
        workload management and I’m gucci on injuries atm… *crosses fingers* …

        Between dropping Lebroke and seeing how Perez does this week–think I’m good on potential moves for now.

        Cheers!

          • baby seal says:
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            My RP situation getting a bit sketchy though: Hand, Lebroke, Strop, Pressly, Gant. Maybe will try and trade Lebroke. But you’d still drop him?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can try to trade him, but I can’t imagine anyone’s trading for him… Hold him if you like, Gant would be the next drop

              • baby seal says:
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                Someone asked me to trade a closer last week for a SP, and I was like, I have closers to trade??? Just sent him a text haha.

                Gant has been a monster!!! These high-leverage MRs will vulture a ton of wins and saves w/ “sparkling” (as they say) ratios. Figured you’d say that anyways. :)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I know on Gant, that’s why I didn’t say him at first…

                  • baby seal says:
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                    Alright, thanks. Still thinking on this one!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  144. Whatever says:
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    Playing for next year in my keeper (12 team mixed with obp). Trade Xander @26 dollars for a $5 Scooter? 2020 salary.

  145. baby seal says:
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    or any of the above *for these other dudes

  146. Buster Moon says:
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    swap D. German for Paddock?

  147. krazyivan says:
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    Need a hitter to stream this week and deciding between

    Walker (hitting better of late and has better splits away from the humidor-this week all 7 on the road. Negatives are don’t know how many games Cron will replace him and two starts are against Scherzer and Strausburg)

    “I’m on a Bote”- Love the first three games in Coors. That’s about it. The negatives are hits low in the lineup, may split time with all the other Cubby rotation pieces and has to go to LA later in the week to face all the Dodger aces.

    If you had to pick one who would it be?

  148. Mookie Wilson 1 says:
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    10 team 5×5 NL only, ZDavies or NPivetta ROS?
    Thanks

  149. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    15 team OBP roto.

    Need to bring back Didi Gregorius off the IL. Drop Verdugo, Chavis or Gregorius?

    Not ROS but i have max 55 pick ups for rest of season so ideally wouldn’t make another for a few weeks.

    Thanks!

      • braves uk says:
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        Awesome, thanks

  150. Shitwolf says:
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    yo I have first world problems… my leaguemates went on a dropping spreeee right now between my 3b of and double UT…I can use Bryant, Sano, Dahl, Senzel, A. Garcia, Yordan, Ohtani, Cruz and C. Cron oh and Judge on the IR

    12 team 5×5 obp h2h

    and on the waiver wire there is Donaldson, Puig and Eloy

    keep what I have or make any swaps?
    Currently playing the matchup game for players other then Cruz and Bryant slash im starting yordan this week for funs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy over Sano

  151. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Slumping solid bat batty call for the week . . . would you start:

    Matt Chapman ($8+ tron, 3 games @TB, 3 v SEA, but 45% K rate last week) or
    Paul DeJong ($14 tron, [email protected], 4 @NYM including degrom and thor, hitting .192 last 30 days)

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks!

  152. leon says:
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    Moncada or conforto? 18 man keeper 7×7. thanks!

  153. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Craziest La Stella facts:

    -.289 BABIP
    -41% hard contact (31% last yr) + 11% soft (20% last year)
    -Despite launch angle change, cut his 14% 2018 K rate in half.

    I don’t think any of us believe in him . . . but kinda having trouble justifying why not!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know! It’s crazy

  154. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    ROS in roto – Dozier or McMahon?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, whatever Dozier

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        Haha – meant Brian but thanks!

  155. Justin Ralph says:
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    Would you drop any of these guys for Framber Valdez?
    Sonny Gray
    Mike Minor
    Hansel Robles
    Pedro Strop
    Brandon Woodruff
    Zach Eflin
    Alex Reyes

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Really? So much promise though. Ugh anyone else you would consider?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eflin wou8ld be next choice

  156. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    One more – look into your crystal ball and tell me if the Rockies will ever stop Rockie-ing and start playing Rodgers every day!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, it’s so dumb, I don’t know

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        Only one I can think go them not doing it with is Story but that’s only b/c they had no choice with Reyes suspended. Absolutely infuriating!

  157. Crazy J says:
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    Using your Magic 8-Ball, is David Dull ever going to get hot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yes, in Coors in the summer — now

    • Cram It says:
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      Starting tonight!

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      this has to be kidding, dahl has been hot as shit for awhile now already, even OUT of COL.

      • Crazy J says:
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        He’s on FIRE… and that SPEED… excuse me while I faint

  158. Teacher Man says:
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    Yo, G,

    I’ll be getting Dozier back in my ten team HH ops, k’s league. I picked up Bruce as fill-in (lucky pick over last week). Should I keep Bruce or pick up Lowe?

    Cheers,

    TM

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Gracias

  159. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start three of the following. who do you like?

    flaherty – @ nym
    matz – vs stl
    miley – vs tor
    framber – vs tor
    lucchesi – @ sf
    fried – vs phi

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber, Matz, Miley

    • BigToeCrusher says:
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      Should I drop Brendan Rodgers and Chavis in a 10 team 6×6 OPS with MI, CI to stream?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Chavis — don’t drop Rodgers as he heads home

  160. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    tapia is winning the war today, that’s twice in a row since principal blackman is back that he’s starting over desmond. we’re back on the desmond drop train questions.

  161. avogt555 says:
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    10 team mixed 6×6
    Was just offered Blackmon(OF) and Davis (RP) for my glasnow (RP/SP) and 1 of any of my hitters. I know you aren’t high of Glasnow coming back from forearm problems, so I think I should take it, just unsure of which hitter to give up. Thanks for all your content!

    My team is…
    C Contreras
    1B Freeman
    2B Baez
    3B Muncy
    SS Story
    IF Mondesi
    OF Hoskins
    OF E Rosario
    OF Dahl
    OF conforto
    UT Ozuna

    RP L Jackson
    RP Greene
    RP Colome
    RP/SP Chirinos
    RP/SP Strahm (IL)
    RP/SP Glasnow (IL)
    SP Boyd
    SP Giolito
    SP Marquez
    SP Bieber
    SP Ryu
    SP Soroka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess Conforto

      • avogt555 says:
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        Forgot to add, Would you rather have W Davis or hold with the closers I have?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis over Jackson

  162. krazyivan says:
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    Reinforcements arriving this week. Streaming Bots’s bat in Coors and picked up Cooper. Today is his 5th start at 1B so we should get some position eligibility there soon in Yahoo leagues.

  163. Shitwolf says:
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    Can I bug ya for a trade question? Great thanks! would you swap bryant for snell and kenley? My other pitchers are Giolito, Buhler, Castillo, Folty, and Darvish just had smith go down, have clevinger and glasnow on IR

    replacement 3b would be sano or senzel

    thanks for always doing this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me, though it doesn’t look like you need Snell

  164. LenFuego says:
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    Hard to believe I am really asking this … but … in 5×5 12 team weekly roto in which my biggest need is HR/RBI/AVG and I have no real need for SBs, should I start Jose Ramirez (5 games) or Rougned Odor (7 games) this week?

      • LenFuego says:
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        Hmmmm. In JoRam’s last 343 at-bats, he is hitting .187 with 6 HRs. That is almost two-thirds of a season worth of at-bats …. that is not a slump … that is a new player. I have lost my faith.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This is what I said in the preseason, but ain’t like Odor is all that good

  165. Bushwick Bill says:
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    RIP Bushwick! Porcello or Plesac?

  166. Jr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 10 Team h2h dynasty league, who would you take? Altuve or J-Ram? It’s an obp league with walks as a counting stat. Thanks!

  167. Maximumxpower says:
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    What do you think about dropping Michael Chavis for Lourdes Gurriel Jr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go for it

  168. JP says:
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    Trade Trout/Chirinos/Keuchel for Springer/Realmuto?

  169. Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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    got some trade offers in same league as far above (15 teamer roto with OPS/QS with 3 year contract cycles, max 18 keepers pre auction online draft, 25 after keepers. 75% of budget is also the max predraft. contracts can be cut with no penalty at any time, FA are 10 in year 1 when you pick them up. prospects’ 3 year clocks don’t start till the season they first go over 130/50 at bats/innings. budgets go up )

    • Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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      shit, more coming, didn’t mean to send that yet.

      • Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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        crap, the other owner had sent 2 otani hitter to me trade ideas. the earlier one is fairly complicated with contracts and such. but he refuted it later, currently the only thing on the table is:
        his otani hitter (1 buck, year 2 now)
        g.holland (honestly i’m probably at least till kimbrel is up, maybe even after sticking with the 5 guys i got anyway over dropping one of them for holland, 10, year 1)
        for my y.alvarez (10, 0)

        budget this year during draft was 327 (it goes up 5% a year, so 245 was the max money kept predraft this year). guys that cost 1-19 and end year 3 (like judge) can only be max bid next year up to 30 max (and i can match that).

        C vazquez (10, 1)
        1B cron (MIN, 5, year 1)
        2B baez (SS, 25, 1)
        SS bregman (3B, 30, 1)
        3B kingery (SS/CF 10, year 1)
        LF tapia (10, 1)
        CF desmond (1B/LF 9, 2)
        RF bader (CF, 13, 1)
        util (2) mcneil (2B/3B/LF, 4, 1), y.alvarez (LF, 10, 0)
        BN: r.nunez (1B/3B, 10, 1), laureano (CF, 10, 2), cooper (RF, 10, 1)
        DL: stanton (LF/RF 51, 1), judge (LF, 5, 3), moreland (1B, 10, 1)
        NA (10): x.edwards (5, 0), lux (10, 0), n.lowe (10, 0), hiura (10, 0), a.gimenez (10, 0), brujan (10, 0)
        SP: maeda (9. 1), verlander (30, 1), paxton (30, 1), heaney (1, 0), lucchesi (9, 1), toussaint (10, 0)
        RP (5): hand (10, 3), robles (10, 1), buttrey (10, 1), barnes (10, 1), strop (10, 1)
        NA: patino (10, 0), luzardo (10, 0)

        • Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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          and ryu (10, 2)

          • Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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            the other one was probably worse (i found it in the alert email, i had saved it as i know owners (some) flip flop all over the damn place (send a deal, retract it less than a day later even though nothing changed in the players at all)), my judge + hiura for sale (42, 1) + otani hitter (1, 2). i already have great pitching here is why and don’t need to clog up 16% of my predraft keeper budget with sale’s price while losing an at most 30 year 1 next year judge when he gets max bid by somebody. interesting on otani effectively being worth less than y.alvarez (even if we just drop holland), maybe since it’s only the hitter otani, but man TRON (all kinds of TRON) love that dude. it’s why this is like 1 of maybe 3 dynasties where i don’t have otani already. i def drafted otani (both in espn/fantrax) and hitter otani only (yahoo)in every non dynasty this year. those y.alvarez AAA numbers are bat shit though, AND his trade value might only go up (could go down too though depending) shortly.

  170. stevie says:
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    Trade offer: degrom for meadows. Who you liking here?

      • stevie says:
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        Thank you!

  171. Cohen says:
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    Bieber or Framber ?

  172. Jerseyjon says:
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    Always a great read and many chuckles. Thanks again for all the great advice and humor. Nelson Cruz is on waivers which I put a claim in on but Klug has him at 95 and trade analyzer has him above Mondessi Harper Goldy Rendon and Rosario. How do you see him ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a top 50 bat as I say in the post you’re commenting on

    • Jerseyjon says:
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      Thanks just thought it odd that Klug and trade analyzer are so far apart on Mondessi and Cruz 6 and 95

  173. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Start Canning v LAD and sit Darvish @ COL in a QS league?

  174. Quando says:
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    Choose one

    Eickhoff
    Hudson
    Sandy Alcantara
    Pablo Lopez
    Mahle
    Jurado

    • goodfold2 says:
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      pab lop for the win! funny i got that guy in a 30 team league in week 6 of FA bids, that’s the week for all players that weren’t bid on at all or were but bids were later retracted due usually to a team’s budget not being legal. he was unbid on in whichever of weeks 1-5 he was first in. i got him for right over league min (shame i didn’t put more years on it as i could drop him with nearly no cost if he completely sucked or was demoted). i threw 3x the min bid on him knowing he was scheduled to start in a good park, figured he’d be worse than this though, by a lot. now i wish i put 3 years on him rather than 1.

  175. Matt says:
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    Would you trade Dahl and benintendi for one of goldy or ozuna?

  176. Db says:
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    Starting Lynn @boston, Freddy peralta @ Astros, fried vs philles which one do I drop to steam.. Wins/losses/homers given up/k/9

  177. Db says:
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    Do you like Trent Thornton @baltimore or leake @twins
    In wins/losses homers given up/k/9

    He has Paxton vs mets, beede vs Padres and lambert vs Cubs tomorrow

    I have Marquez vs Cubs tonight, paddack @giants tomorrow and Freddy peralta @astros if I choose to start him.

    He has sherzer and verlander still slated to go so I’m trying to be aggressive

    • goodfold2 says:
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      beede should NOT be owned ahead of thornton or leake (and i hate leake)

  178. Andre says:
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    Grey! Who do you like better ROS? Alex Reyes or Duplantier? Do you think they each have about the same amount of innings remaining? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, I’d guess Duplantier bc he’s actually penciled into the rotation for foreseeable future

  179. Jordan Otte says:
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    Well, Musgrove getting thrown out tonight at least prevented C*nt Hurdle from leaving him in too long and crapping on my ERA more than he’s already managed.

  180. Mordacious Levator says:
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    did pivetta find some sort of witch down in AAA and switch bodies with eickhoff? he went south right around the time pivetta went down, and see their results since compared against each other. eickhoff’s K rate is still good (just like pivetta) but those HR’s and BB’s sure turned into pivetta’s downside looked exactly like for a long time (at least some of the time)

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      and treat urner is back to paying the bills, TONS of XBH lately.

  181. William Hung says:
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    Now I’m wondering if I can trust Marquez v. SD over the weekend…

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      his schedule is FAR more home games than road. i have him all over and he has horrible luck for like the last 5ish or more week in this.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        he allowed 4 total deepish fly balls today, 3 of them HR’s, that’s just bad luck in any park. one lineout, rest are K’s and groundouts. few BB’s. so he did quite well at least today with bad luck, even for his park.

  182. Alex says:
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    Would you add Framber, Pablo Lopez, or Gallen over any of these guys? It’s a 12 team QS.

    SP: Paxton, Berrios, Giolito, Paddack, Boyd, Lucchesi, Canning, Reyes, Glasnow (IL)

    RP: Wade Davis, Robles

    Thank you!

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      def framber and pab lop over reyes (he’s yet to do well in control in AAA, but WILL be MLB starting soon) if redraft league.

      • Alex says:
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        It’s a keeper league, but I anticipate keeping other players besides Reyes. Thanks for the input. I got too excited for Reyes but would have hated to miss something good.

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          ok, so keeper but not deep enough for reyes anyway (i’m guessing like a keep 6ish type deal or so), so i’d drop him for what i said. somebody WILL pick him up due to his upside though. i really like reyes for dynasties though, as do pretty much all prospect evaluators and own him all over in those, so i’m not tainted by his injuries or his this year stats (in minors as well as being jerked around starting year in bullpen)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber over Reyes

  183. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    JBJ doing much better for the last few weeks or so. 16 teamer with OPS, hits, total bases him or dr. castellanos? have this: (keep 4 a year at previous season’s ADP prices)
    C vazquez (might start streaming this)
    1B bellinger
    2B schoop
    SS j.polanco
    3B mostsuckass
    MI murphy
    CI cron (MIN)
    LF soto
    CF yelich
    RF harper (you can see where my keepers almost totally came from)
    OF meadows (from price he’ll be a next year keeper)
    util (2) otani, tapia (LF)
    BN the beef jerky appendage man (2B/3B BAL), castellanos, JBJ (added for today since i didn’t want to stream any pitcher out there, VERY weak SP in FA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold Cast

  184. mex says:
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    14 team mixed roto, can keep guys for one year.

    My Stanton(can be kept next year) for his Story/Felipe Vasquez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story side, not close

  185. Drew says:
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    Which side do you like in 16-team OPS keeper: his Freeman and Paddack for my Abreu and JRam.

    • The Harrow says:
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      freeman side. jram now not good for about a whole year (except steals)

      • Drew says:
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        you think it’s fair?

        • The Harrow says:
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          i think it’s fair in the current marketplace, who just over 2 months ago thought jram was worth drafting many slots higher than i’d have said to. abreu also older than the rest of these, but if you can get freeman/paddack for abreu/jram i’d do it quick, another month of jram doing this more and more people actually might notice that he hasn’t been good since maybe early june or late may of 2018.

  186. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Devers riding an 0-17 slump. That guy must be cussing up a storm at himself.

  187. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Would you trade Riley for Giolito or Odorizzi or do better?

  188. First Time Caller says:
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    Please pick a side on each.

    My Stras for his Bryant?
    My Albies for his Bauer?
    My Albies for his Morton?

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