With the time when prospects are called up fast approaching, it’s appropriate for us to take this time to walk past the fallen rookies of the past. Sorta like the Rites of Passage walk on Survivor when they burn all of the Survivors’ belongings that didn’t make it to the end. When I write it out, it sounds like something Germany did in the 1940s. Any the hoo! I’m feeling nostalgic as we look ahead to some young players.  So, here’s what I wrote about what Keith Law wrote back a few years, “Here we have the number one pick in the 2008 MLB draft, Tim Beckham. Actual Keith Law quote, ‘(Beckham has) the best chance of anybody in this draft pool to be a superstar.’  Good stuff, Keith, thank you.  Next up, Jesus Montero and Zach McAllister. Actual Keith Law quote from a chatscript: Question, ‘Could Montero be an All-Star level 1B?’ Answer from Law, ‘Yes.’ So succinct, have to love that when you’re right. Question, ‘How do you project McAllister?’ Law answer, ‘At least a #3.’ At least! Hashtag nailed it.  These are fun, let’s do more! Another question posed to him, ‘I’ve heard contrasting things about Dustin Ackley’s power. Based on what you’ve seen what is Ackley’s ceiling in terms of HR/year?’ Keith, or Klaw as he calls himself, said, ‘I could see 20-25. I’d say Ackley’s chance for 30 HR power is 20%.’ Okay, one more (though I could do this all day) actual Keith Law quote, and this one is classic because he name drops his alma mater. In 2009, someone asked him, ‘Shouldn’t Teheran be higher on (Law’s prospect) list than Jeff Locke?’ Keith said, ‘Are you asking me or telling me? When I first got to Harvard, there was this variety show that some upperclassmen put on during freshman week, and one guy had a funny routine about ‘flexers’ — students who would ask bogus questions that were really designed to state opinions or try to show off knowledge. (Grey comment, “Sounds like a riot!”) Obviously, the answer is ‘no,’ since I ranked Locke over Teheran. It’s incredibly naive to ignore probability when ranking prospects.’ I do enjoy a pompous ass. I wonder if he has a post.harvard.edu email address. Of course, he does! His email is likely [email protected]”  And that’s me savoring in the deliciousness of Keith Law’s perception and humbleness!  This brings us to Tyler White and Yuli Gurriel–Wait, no it doesn’t.  It brings me to Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker, the guys we’re hoping replace White and Yuli.  By the way, Yuli’s impersonation of a white man’s eyes — not cool.  Why do we care so much about Yordan and Tucker?  I mean, I even put them in the video at the top of this page.  We care because their Triple-A numbers are on par with Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s.  Yordan and Tucker are flat-out raking.  Yordan has been otherworldy; Tucker is on the 40-man roster and been other otherworldly for the last month.  Both guys should be up very soon and owned in all leagues until they’re either promoted, untenable to hold, stop hitting in the minors or are traded for Jeff Locke. Don’t make me do my funny routine about flexers.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Christian Vazquez – I’ve owned Vazquez for almost four days, which is longer than I’ve resisted picking my catcher scab all year, so won’t you scab over with me?  Right now there’s a union chief screaming, “Scabs!”

Kevin Cron – Here’s what I said this morning, “Promoted by the Diamondbacks.  You know how good your prospects are now by who they’re related to that either plays or used to play baseball.  “Is he C.J. Cron’s son?”  “Brother.” “Was C.J. Cron ever in the 2005 All-Star Game?”  “Okay, shut up, Jays!”  So Kevin Cron was going to be featured prominently later today in the Buy column, but here we are and he’s been called up. You thought C.J. Cron was a black sheep of managers around the major leagues because he hits 30 homers every year and then gets released, traded or benched the following year?  We have a new disrespected member of the Cron family!  About to start calling them the Cronerfields.  “Hey,” pulls on collar, “We get no respect.”  The Crons’ family picnic goes like this.  “Did anyone bring the sandwiches?”  “Yes, but the dog pissed on them then the dog ran away.”  Crons’ Family Christmas Special, “Who brought the turkey?”  “I did, but the turkey turned into a zombie and waddled out the oven door, hailed an Uber — without a cellphone! — and took off.”  Damn, Crons, you are sad!  So, why is Kevin Cron also receiving no respect from his team, the Diamondbacks?  Because he’s just being called up and he has 21 homers with a .339 average in 44 games in Triple-A and he’s 26 years old!  What more did he have to do?  Well, I guess nothing now, but still, that they waited this long? No respect, I tell ya! Cron has a pretty big bat, and could sneak into 20+ homers in two-thirds of a season.  His projections (as with all rookies) are at the Prospectonator.”  And that’s me quoting me!

C.J. Cron – How overlooked is Curtis Jackson Cron all the time?  Audience refrain, “How overlooked is he?!”  He’s so overlooked he can’t even be the first Cron in a Buy section with his younger brother.  Audience refrain, “Okay!  Interesting!”

Josh Naylor – Here’s what I said this morning, “Promoted by the Padres.  Naylor had 10 HRs in Triple-A with a .299 average in only 45 games, so ready, Freddy. However, playing time is an issue for Naylor. Naylor might be up just to DH in Toronto. Honestly, I have no idea where else he would play.  1st and bench Hosmer? No. I mean, you might want that to be the case, but no.  Left field and bench Renfroe?  Again, you can wish that into existence, but no.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Mitch Moreland – He sounds like a ready-made biker’s fantasy t-shirt, “The Mitch fell off, now I have Moreland.”

Garrett Cooper – There’s been few guys as hot as Cooper (over the last two games).

Marwin Gonzalez – Real question: Does Marwin have the most position eligibility of anyone ever?  He has 1B, 2B, 3B, SS and OF.  Did anyone else ever have that and catcher?  I thought of Isiah Ralph-Kiner-Falafel already so no reason to mention him. He has less than Marwin.

Mark Canha –  “More like Mark Can’do,” said the homeless gym teacher living in Oakland’s right field stands because it’s the cheapest rent in the Bay Area.

Keston Hiura – Already gave you my Keston Hiura fantasy. I wrote it while pounding shots of dihydrogen monoxide.

Luis Arraez – Here’s what I said the other day about him, “In the hullabaloo of all the recent call-ups, one name that wasn’t talked about much was Arraez.  Prolly because he has three-homer power, seven-steal speed and is blocked by Schoop.  That’ll darken up the old bright side.  The positive is he has great contact rates and could hit .320.” And that’s me quoting me!

Cavan Biggio – Here’s my Cavan Biggio fantasy.  It was written while taking a pitch off my elbow pad like his old man.

Luis Urias – I know what you’re thinking, I will pronounce Luis Urias and Luis Arraez exactly the same.  It’s true.

Dawel Lugo – Our one female (baseball) writer, the immaculately hatted, Laura, told you about Lugo last week and how he was hitting .341 (.393 OBP) in Triple-A.  By the way, Laura and I have played in the same keeper league for about 20 years and she’s beat me 20 of 20 years. I wish I was joking.

Miguel Sano – Just went over him this morning.  Use you scrolly finger, and scroll on, scroller!

Brendan Rodgers – The other day frequent commenter erad said, “I think one of the most maddening things about Dahl being platooned is that when he’s in the lineup – he’s hitting 3rd (unless it’s a lefty). So you’re saying most of the time this dude occupies the spot typically reserved for your best hitter, but the rest of the time he can barely crack the starting line up. GOT IT.” That has nothing to do with Rodgers. Dot dot dot.  Or does it?  Narrator:  It does.  The Rockies are stupid. Their three-hole hitter is a platoon guy, so who knows what’s going on with Rodgers, but I would try to own him.

Nicky Lopez – There’s prolly a 50% chance Lopez has a better 2019 than Rodgers.  That’s due to playing time; Lopez might not be 10% the hitter Rodgers is.  10% wouldn’t even make him Mr. Rogers, heck, he’s not even Mr. Roders!  Thankfully, he’s prolly better than Mr. Oders.

Scott Kingery – Love an aggressive manager, but Gabe Kapler is like on a sugar high.  Is he gulping down Pixy Stix between innings?  “Batting third today is Kingery and cleanup is PURPLE!”  “Um, coach, purple is a color, not a player.”  “A delicious color!  And I want ORANGE HITTING FIFTH!”  Which is to say Kingery might play every day or never.

Hunter Pence – “I’m just going to pick some flowers for my grandmother from this Home Depot garden aisle–What is that poking out of the soil?!  A bird’s wing….a hand…Oh my God, it’s a Zombino Gangly ManBird!”

Avisail Garcia – Mostly a hot schmotato, but a few taters later and a hot schmotato is an e’ery day O’tay.  Say that fast 117 times!

Steve Cishek – Feel like Strop may never get the closer job back from Cishek, who also could be replaced in July by someone like Will Smith.  Just the facts, man and five ma’ams.

Luke Jackson – Seems to still be the closer, but Atlanta is circling Kimbrel like a save vulture that picks the carcasses of ex-closers, which means they may just be like, “Dubya tee eff, we don’t need Jackson to figure it out, let Newcomb save games for a month, then Kimbrel in July.”  So, Jackson prolly, but Newcomb maybe. Very exact!

Jose Leclerc – It would be classic SAGNOF for Leclerc to finally figure his shizz out when Shawn Kelley runs away with the job. So, yes, this shituation is a closerfu*k.

Hansel Robles – The other day I officially dropped Cody Allen in one deep league, which means Allen will be the closer again by June 1st.  I’m only half joking.  Ex-girlfriends would say it’s the lower half of me that’s the joke part.

Roenis EliasMariners are kinda everything that’s wrong with baseball.  They could’ve competed this year, but they seem to be going out of their way to not compete.  Okay, not just the M’s, more like half the league.  But Elias is another example.  He could close, possibly if they just gave him the job, but instead he closes, then they bring him into the 6th inning in the next game and he doesn’t know what’s flying.  Brandon Brennan or the more appropriately named, Sadzeck, could also see saves.

Mitch Keller – As you see in the video at the top of the page, I pointed out another rookie starter that I’m less than enthused about.  Rookie pitchers give me the heebie jeebies!  I know, I know, Chris Paddack!  But he’s in San Diego and, for every Chris Paddack, we have Lucas Giolito taking four years to look the part.  You can buy (or sell or hold or whatever) any rookie pitcher depending on the league, Keller does look solid.  Personally, I can’t wait until he gets traded to the Astros!

Andrew Suarez – There are a ton of Streamonator calls for Saturday, but I have an iffy-stiffy for most of them.  Guess this Rice-ja-broni call is as good as any.

Spencer Turnbull – This is Sunday’s Streamonator call.  Like the call it makes to the Butterball turkey hotline.  “Thanks for calling Butterball, let’s talk turkey!”  “I’m lonely.”  “Excuse me?”

SELL

Ozzie Albies – When the Braves signed Albies for twelve Bed, Bath and Beyond 20% off coupons that can’t be used in conjunction with any other offer, it seemed like the Braves were getting a good deal.  Albies was like, “I’m making more than my Uncle Lucious with the Al pastor truck and I’m happy,” and everyone was like, “Aw, Ozzie can’t recognize happiness,” but maybe that better-than-an-Al-pastor-truck money has taken the edge off him to perform.  Maybe he’s just who he is, which is a 22-homer, 14-steal, .260 hitter, which isn’t terrible if this were 1984 and you were between him and Dick Schofield.  However, he’s due for another 15 homer and 10 steals and that sounds like a good month from some shortstops.  So, I’m not saying sell Albies for a ride on the back of two men in a horse’s costume, but I would look at our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer for possible offers.

  1. William Hung says:
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    FIRST!!!

    • Timber Maniac says:
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      TWO-HUNDRED AND TENTH!!

  2. matt says:
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    10 ESPN roto standard scoring.

    1. Rodgers, Hiura, or Biggio

    Have Rodgers, Hiura on most of my teams.

    Dropped Cruz/Mazara for Biggio because fuck it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hiura

  3. Mex says:
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    I posted this twice(or at least tried to) in this mornings recap, but it never posted…so my apologies if this comes triplicate post.

    14 team, mixed league Roto…an owner is looking to move J Ram for some pitching, I need a bat…would any of the guys below be a fair offer for him:

    Bauer
    Ryu
    Flaherty
    Weaver
    Giolito
    C. Smith
    Fried

  4. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Giolito or Perez?
    2. Sounfd likr 33% each — or is one favored among Luke Jackson, Leclerc, or Newcombe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Giolito

      2. Not really, I guess Jackson

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Thanks – will execute both suggestions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Norman Ginsberg says:
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            Another league – Montas; Odorizo; or Giolito?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Giolito

              • Norman Ginsberg says:
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                Which one to drop — Montas or Odorizo?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Odorizzi

  5. Jason says:
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    Got an offer in a 10 team H2H keeper…which side do you like?

    Machado & Chavis
    Pete Alonso, Tatis, & Matt Manning

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  6. Thundershoe says:
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    Thanks for the answers on your previous post. A couple follow-ups:

    1. How about taking Tucker or Y. Alvarez over Ohtani whenever they are called up? Points league btw.

    2. I guess I could keep Glasnow on the DL until we see him in action and then make a decision. Who do you like better between Ed-Rod and P. Lopez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Tucker or Yordan 2. Neither really, Lopez

  7. ferris says:
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    Immaculate Hat!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  8. Crazy J says:
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    Thanks, I thought Albies was going to get cold. Can you put Jose Alvarez on the next one? I need a solid June closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure anything can help Jose Alvarez

  9. jimmyduggan says:
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    La Stella or Swanson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

  10. Drew says:
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    Missed out on Biggio sweepstakes. Would you drop JA Happ for K. Cron? Other SPs are verlander, Sale, Flaherty, m. Perez, and wheeler.

    Or prefer to drop Laureano, who’s a bench bat (other OFs are JD, Marte, Yelich, and Tapid) for K. Cron?

    16-team OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose Happ

      • Drew says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  11. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Lol Sell Albies.. People been hatin on Albies since 2017, you’re late to the party.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His ADP was in the 40s

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        Hope he comes out of it, not sure what his problem is. Maybe just can’t hit the ball hard enough consistently.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe our expectations were always too high

  12. sheriff paddack says:
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    12 team 6X6 w/ OPS

    Which side do you like?

    Realmuto/D. Peralta or W. Ramos/Dahl/Carpenter

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  13. hondo says:
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    I just realized(seriously) that Sadzeck isn’t a nickname for Swarzak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  14. hyde says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a limited keeper (15) Points league, if I don’t plan on keeping Pollock and Upton next year because I’m sick of them, would you recommend trying to trade BOTH for Alvarez? I can stash Alvarez next year without him counting towards those 15.

    Too much or too little?

    Appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yordan

  15. Basement Artie says:
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    Hey Grey! Thanks for the column. I always look forward to buy/sell, and not just for the jokes! Thanks to you I drafted Bieber, Conforto, Muncy, and a few more at substantial discount, and picked up Dozier-the good one-Giolito, Riley, and Meadows-not Audrey-quickly off waivers. Two questions:
    1. Where do I send the check?
    2. Drop Muncy?
    Just kidding on both! Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Thanks!

      1. 1313 Mockingdraft Lane
      2. Noooooooo

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        Is that where the Munsters hold their fantasy drafts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  16. Matty says:
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    Would you move on from Yuli in a dynasty league? Or do you expect him to continue to get reps even when the better replacements come in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’s going to get benched is my guess

  17. winteriscoming says:
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    Hey grey would you happen to drop piscotty or Jose Martinez for Kyle tucker? Those are my two most droppable OFs unfortunately…

    Also thanks for making me blush about my silly cano/schoop question haha and also that Roma pizza guy told me you still have a damn pizza and garlic knots here waiting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma for Tucker

      Where’s our damn pizza?!

      • winteriscoming says:
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        I think I might do it sucks that he’s got a great avg but power and playing time iffy and I think we’re just gonna have to ship it to you until you guys come here for a live podcast

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, deal!

      • Roma pizza of Stuart says:
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        Send me your guises address and my email and I’ll make it happen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t be sliding no Dominos in my DMs

      • David says:
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        Which side: Thor, Albies, Correa and Franco or Mondesi, Story, Clevinger. 18 team keeper league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Story

  18. HamPorter says:
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    10 team NL dynasty which side do you like more, Eaton/Cain or Hiura/Pillar? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lorenzo

  19. OaktownSteve says:
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    How amazing to have arrived at a point in life where you can type “Zombino Gangly ManBird” and get paid for it. Albright for the win.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      By the way, what are we officially calling The Jan?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rudy liked The Middler

        I’m still on fence

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Not feeling the middler. Media Rex! Hey Culligan Jan.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not especially feeling it either

            • David Niven says:
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              The Midwife.

              Laura and the 5 female readers might think that’s a nice word with positive connotations but, the rest of us—-we know.

              Oh yeah. We know.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ooh, that’s not bad, will run it by Rudy

                • yeah, not bad. they deliver and don’t cost as much as a starter/doctor. after the opener is done, you get on the bullpen phone and ‘call the midwife’.

                  but they really aren’t ‘middle’. had to look it up but the ‘mid’ in midwife is olde english for ‘with’ – aka with-woman. and reality is that midwife’s often ‘close’ by delivering the child.

                  plus, midwifes f***in’ rock (as do doulas!) and this sounds like a putdown.

                  so promising but vote no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FTW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soon all my words will be nonsensical made-up words

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Strong agree.

        Have a good weekend, Alfonseca!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

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    How about Puig? Any reason to hang on to him in a 12-team OPS H2H redraft? Feels like most of these options will be at least as good, and somehow more exciting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  21. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Memorial Day Grey,

    What the frack is going on? Springer needs to get the damn stretch board, like now!!! Blackmon has TEN, that’s TEN home games and he hurts his beard. Add salt to it, there facing the greatest home run giving up team ever!!!

    Okay, enough snowflake sh-tuff, I’m in a Grey dilemma:

    Have Hiura, Rodgers, Riley but you might like Tucker or Biggio better than any of these?
    I also have Ohtani and DominGod. IYO, should I swap any of these for one of the killer B’s or Tucker? Alvarez has been taken.

    Muchisimas Gracias, Caio and Aloha,

    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know on the O’s in Coors

      I might, but right now I don’t

      • CentralCoastCali says:
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        Thank you for your hard work, that should always be said and I forgot, was jacked up on two Rockstars after going cold turkey on caffeine:(.

        Looks like Houston put Springer in the stretchy machine, oh yeah Baby!!!

        Have a good weekend, not sure if it’s a three day-er but maybe take Cougs out.

        Once again, thank you for the entertainment and advice.

        CCC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          Cougs gets a movie tonight, maybe sex later, will keep you updated

          • CentralCoastCali says:
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            Maybe TMI but hopefully there isn’t a shutout.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, closer’s unavailable!

  22. Condo says:
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    Two things

    I picked up Heaney for Ed-Rod in my leagues because I’m completely done with him. I’m not sure if Heaney will start pitching this week, but I’d rather wait it out with him than keep rolling Ed-Rod out there. So questions here for you just a little rant lol

    More importantly,

    Would you pick up Mitch Keller in place of any of the following

    League 1

    Corbin Martin
    Heaney
    Strahm

    League 2

    Luchessi
    Heaney
    Strahm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  23. Dan says:
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    Over the long haul: Y Alvarez over Biggio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan looks special

  24. Chutepoop says:
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    Yo Grey. We starting Canning tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I picked him up for that reason

  25. Troy says:
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    3b is a trainwreck! I’m looking at the panda and kyle Seager. Any chance Seager has any value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech… Seager I guess

  26. Steve says:
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    12T OPS Roto, weekly keeer

    1b: EE
    2B: Mondesi
    SS: Villar
    3B: Escobar
    OF: JD, Beni, Domingo
    UTIL: Bell
    IL: Tatis, Stanton, Dickerson
    Bench: Olson, Hiura, Pence (In case JD IL’d)

    1. Upgrade Escobar by trading Bell (15th round keeper) for Bryant (10th round keeper) or keep Bell? This opens up UTIL for Tatis when he comes back.

    2. Separately, are you an Alex Reyes believer? He hasn’t really done anything since 2016. Curious if you’re in the stash camp or wait till he shows more in the minors.

    Thanks

    2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Escobar’s not that bad 2. I’m not stashing him outside of dynasty

  27. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 5. yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Aaron Nola, Randal Grichuk
    get- Mike Moustakas, CJ Cron

    is that good, or should I expect more? Nola was expected to be better, but hasn’t been.

    this gives me more HR and RBI.
    I could use Moustakas at 2B and Merrifield in the OF.
    Nola has been inconsistent, and I think I’m good with SP without him. would keep Walker Buehler ahead of Nola.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Grandal. 1B- Voit. 2B- Merrified. 3B- CSantana. SS- Machado. IN- DeJong.
    OF- LCain. OF- Soto. OF- Gardner. OF- Grichuk. UT- Tilson.
    BN- JDDavis, YAlvarez.
    DL- McNeil
    SP- Buehler. SP- Nola. RP- Doolittle. RP- Kelley.
    P- Buttery. P- Robles. P- Workman.
    BN- Oberg, RHill, Montas, Musgrove, MPerez, Lyles, Keuchel.
    DL- Strickland. DL- Manaea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  28. Quando says:
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    Would you take any of these rooks in your buy column over Greg Polanco. Needs are runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  29. Kenneth says:
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    Absolutely can not stand Keith Law. If you read his twitter responses to people that ask him questions, he is always super rude. Like he hates his job. People ask him legitimate questions and he acts like its the dumbest thing he has ever heard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s above it all, don’t you know, he went to Harvard

    • Bill says:
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      Agreed, hates his job. He regrets leaving Toronto. He couldn’t keep the Bjays job because he couldn’t take criticism. He didn’t like dealing with people and being told he was wrong. Now he hides behind his computer where he is alway right. He has his minions that tell him how great he is which feeds his arrogant harvard know it all attitude. He only keeps his position at that other site cause he spews the party line. Other than that he’s a great guy who wears an apron all the time and is light in his loafers.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hahahaha

  30. leon says:
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    18 man keeper league 7×7

    Hoskins, Judge, Soto, Conforto, Meadows, Albies, Yordano (stash)are my main pieces.

    Albies still a sell in a keeper league? it is an avg/obp/slg league.
    Who would you sell with albies between those guys for an upgrade? its a big picture question as im trying to make some moves to improve the squad for the future. If you like everyones else but albies, then noone is an ok answer. Hoskins has me worried that he could just be a 250 hitter. so does conforto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d sell Albies — I like Hoskins much more than Albies

  31. ctrengove says:
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    I’m an Albies owner and I need to move a MIF (as I’ve mentioned in past, also own Gleyber, Segura, Hiura, Fernando Tatis, and now Brendan Rodgers).

    I missed out on Austin Riley on the wire (some dude dropped a lot more FAAB than I…)

    Albies for Riley? Your thoughts? Hard to tell if Riley owner would laugh or be interested…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Albies, but close

  32. john says:
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    How are we feeling about Bauer right now? Is he hurt or just a case of the temporary sucks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe it’s mechanics… He’s missing all over the place in the last three weeks

      • john says:
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        I was thinking about trying to trade for him, so I’m really hoping its just a case of the yips that he fixes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure, could be

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If anything I’d say Bauer is a buy

          • john says:
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            That’s how I’m leaning. Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

          • john says:
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            That’s how I’m leaning. Thanks Grey!

  33. Jason says:
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    Arrieta was just dropped in my 12 team H2H league. Drop one of Bassitt, Gausman, Lucchesi, Canning, or Jon Gray to pick him up? Thanks!

    • ctrengove says:
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      you could probably easily drop Gausman and/or Gray for Arrieta – or even someone else on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  34. krazyivan says:
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    So the Dodgers have a strict platoon bat in Joc Pederson that they’ve decided to rest today against a righty. Gotcha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  35. Bat Flip says:
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    which side – kris bryant or josh bell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant, but might end up close

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        Ha, you don’t know how right you are (bell might even end better)… the article will blow your mind

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looking forward to it

        • Bat Flip says:
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          What article? Should I be holding Bell?

      • Bat Flip says:
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        I have Baez at 2B and Albies is on my bench most of the time. I could use another SP.

        Which side would you want in this scenarios and in what order of preference

        1. Bell/Albies or Rizzo/Bieber.

        2. Bell/Albies or Bryant/Greinke

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do either of these, 1 1st

  36. James Bolger says:
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    I have Starling Marte & David Dahl in my OF. Would you pick up Yordan Alvarez and/or Kyle Tucker and drop Marte and/or Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  37. James Bolger says:
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    Soroka or Giolito?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito

  38. toolshed says:
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    So do you think tucker will be up before Alvarez since he is on the 40 man roster? He actually may have more fantasy appeal since he has some speed in his game and defense isn’t an issue with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d guess Tucker is up 1st

  39. hot corner says:
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    You are spot on with Albies. Outside of hitting 9 HR’s last April before the league to him, Albies has been a 3 HR / 2 SB per month guy with a .260 average. He scores a lot of runs when he bats lead-off, but he never can stay there with a sub-.320 OBP. Albies is basically the same player as Ketel Marte, but at an inflated price tag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally!

  40. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    drop matt carpenter for any one of the 483 super stud prospects due up in the next 2 months? my god, this prospect rate is uncanny, i cant keep up. Vlad Jr is already old newz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad who now?

  41. Token says:
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    12 team rcl.
    1. Would you drop polonco, verdugo, or frazier for tucker right now?
    2. Would you move riley and parker for vlad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d lose Todd Frazier 2. Sure

      • Token says:
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        Sorry meant clint frasier. Would you still drop him? Or would you drop Jimmy assuming hitting and pitching are both middeling

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose Jimmy

  42. DonnieB says:
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    Who would you prefer ROS? Lucchesi,Jon Gray or Ed-Rod?
    Biggio or Rodgers?
    Barnes or LeClerc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

      Rodgers

      Barnes

      • DonnieB says:
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        If you had to choose one for your bench bat, would it be Biggio or Tucker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tucker if you don’t need one

  43. ChrisL says:
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    I have Y Diaz, J McNeil, B Rodgers, C Dickerson, and J Martinez on my bench. 5×5 with OBP in a 12 team keeper. Which do you like most and least ROS? Thank you guys. I need to drop one…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

      Dickerson

      • ChrisL says:
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        Drop Dickerson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  45. cyler8 says:
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    Can I drop Jesus Aguilar in a 10 team OPS dynasty league?

    • cyler8 says:
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      Wait I can see the snarky Grey comment now. “I dunno CAN you…”

      re-phrase- SHOULD I drop him

      damn it Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  46. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP h2h…who do I sit tonight?

    Vogelbach @ Mengden
    Moustakas v Eickoff
    Lindor v Snell
    Chavis @ Miley
    Robles v P Lopez
    Eloy @ Berrios
    J Polanco v R lopez
    Dozier v C Green

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel

  47. Prog Nation says:
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    Good Friday to you Grey.

    10 team H2H league. Jimmy Nelson off IL now, but not active. Hasnt looked that good in rehab.
    My other SP’s are:

    Cole
    Carrasco
    Boyd
    Musgrove
    Strahm

    my batters are loaded so could drop the following:
    Mazara (been hot lately)
    Dahl (cooled off but back at Coors)
    Conforto (coming off IL soon)

    Drop one of those for Nelson, or drop Nelson.

    Thanks and have a great Memorial Day weekend. Try to lighten up on those dihydrogen monoxide shots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! You too!

      Meh, Mazara is whatever if bench bat… Or lose Nelson

      • Prog Nation says:
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        Ok. Thought on dropping Nelson for “Gelato” Giolito?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You mean Nelson Cruz?

            • Prog Nation says:
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              Jimmy “Olson” Nelson

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                What about Jimmy “Matt Olson” Nelson?

  48. Shitwolf says:
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    hey Grey someone just dropped archer due to his suck! Any chance he will stop sucking or leave him on the WW?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

  49. C says:
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    Is this close to fair – I’m trying to gauge whether I am in the right ballpark 6×6 OBP 12 team:

    His: Trout
    My: M. Soroka, M. Haniger, K. Hiura

    Haniger is a top 25 player in league at the moment and the other guy has Shaw and bad pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  50. Crazy J says:
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    Would you trade Cishek for a ride on the back of two men in a horse’s costume?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  51. Fogimon says:
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    I’m stacked at pitching, but I need hitting in the worst way, trying to make a run at Polanco.

    What should I give up for him? My staff;

    Max
    Castillo
    Marquez
    Paddack
    DGerman
    Kikuchi
    Bieber
    Hill
    Matz
    Eickhoff

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz? Hill? Kikuchi? German?

      • Fogimon says:
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        I did Domingo German for Polanco and Mahle.

        I could look like a fool if Domingo’s breakout is the real real and he continues pitching like this. What do you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like it!

          • Fogimon says:
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            I forgot to mention… its Gregory Polanco. Still good?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I thought it was Jorge

              • Fogimon says:
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                It wasn’t. Back to original question, which pitcher for Polanco? (Greg)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Give me whole question again

                  • Fogimon says:
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                    I’m stacked at pitching, but I need hitting in the worst way, trying to make a run at Polanco. Greg!

                    What should I give up for him? My staff;

                    Max
                    Castillo
                    Marquez
                    Paddack
                    DGerman
                    Kikuchi
                    Bieber
                    Hill
                    Matz
                    Eickhoff

                    Thanks!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Any of last three… in reverse order

  52. mex says:
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    14 team, mixed roto…guy is trying to move J Ram and he is looking for pitching, i need a bat…which of the guys below(if any) would be a fair offer for J Ram:

    Bauer
    Ryu
    Weaver
    Flaherty
    C. Smith
    Fried
    Giolito

    Thanks.

  53. Mex says:
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    14 team, mixed roto…J Ram is on the block…which pitcher below(if any) do you think is a fair offer for J Ram

    Bauer
    C. Smith
    Flaherty
    Ryu
    Giolito
    Weaver
    Fried

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them are fair, I’d send anyone but Bauer

  54. Ellis says:
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    Sir Mid-a-lot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda meh, no?

      • Ellis says:
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        Yeah meh, I’ll keep at it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Ellis!

  55. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    AL only, mercado or k-brox? OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. sounds like keon might get playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s Mercado’s health? Him easily if he were healthy

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        mercado played and got a hit after that injury yesterday, this doesn’t sound bad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then Mercado

  56. Rocky61 says:
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    Is it time to give up on Odors and Profar ?
    OBP 10 team mixed league…. could likely pickup Marwin Gonzalez or McMahon or Travis Shaw or Brandon Belt.
    Aldo drop Winker or Franmil Reyes for Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker for Dahl — Odor for Marwin

  57. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey!

    Interesting sell on Albies. I agree he looks inconsistent.

    Buehler or Hoskins in a keeper?

    May be able to get Hader and Buehler for Hoskins if that changes your view.

    Thanks for all you do and have a great weekend! (Go Raptors!)

    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

      Are you at Jurassic Park, the Ride?

      • LG Baseball says:
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        In TO and will be watching closely tomorrow night!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Excellent!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hader and Buehler would push it in their favor if you need those sorts of things

  58. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Back in on Dahl for this weekend series agains the O’s – hopefully this won’t bite me in the ass – I need homers and RBIs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

      • William Hung says:
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        I need the Rockies to score 100000 runs and have both Story and Dahl be the reason

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, and yes

          • William Hung says:
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            it feels like the past 2 weeks, i’ve been going against teams where they get 10 hits per day and 6-7 of them are HRs. On the flip side, my team is batting around a trashy .250 for the past 2-3 weeks… this is my team – maybe I set my expectations too high? It’d be different if my guys were hitting and I was just getting outhit with some flukey performances, but they all decided to take an early vacation. I need someone to give my guys a pep talk! Here are the offenders:

            C- Contreras
            1B- Bellinger
            2B- Mondesi
            3B- Senzel
            SS- Lindor
            OF- Betts, Benintendi, Dahl
            UTIL- Story
            B- Carpenter

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Looks like a .280 average team

              • William Hung says:
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                Maddon just running Darvish ragged today – he had no business going out there for the 8th after finishing the 7th at 100 pitches

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I know, brutal

  59. Mike

    Mike says:
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    You can forward all of your stupid prospect questions to [email protected].

    Looking forward to belittling all of you.

    Mike

    PS I picked Josh Bell as my preseason sleeper, *drops mic…mic lands on foot…realize I’m in the tub…die of electrocution…no one attends my funeral*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA,

      “I remember him as a man who called Josh Bell a sleeper.”

      “Who invited you?”

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        haha…I willed all my cats to you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “Cougs, can you pick up some Claritin?”

    • Turd Wendell says:
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      Wow ole CCC! Im a not so proud alum

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        haha oops! sorry Turd!

  60. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Happy Friday my over-the-internet-friend. I made two moves in my 12-team keeper league last night, and although the trade analyzer robot (i.e., Rudy) said I won both in overwhelming fashion, I want to see what B-Fire thinks.

    (1) I traded Haniger FOR Benintendi.

    (2) I traded Muncy & Molina FOR Realmuto and Lester.

    Here’s your Friday Throwback jam of the week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9F5xcpjDMU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy Friday, ‘poop!

      2 is close, but 1 is slam dunk, but in your favor — listening now

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, the jam!

  61. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    You liking Tucker over Bichette in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        Namesake officially ruined

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  62. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    which 1 of these today, 20 team with XBH and OPS added.
    kiermaier @ bieber (not good)
    bader vs folty
    mallex @ mengden (best matchup for sure i’d think)

    i also start treat urner, grichuk, gallo, jelly donut, kraken, vlad, odor and cron(the older one, wait, i think)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      also have canha, who’s the highest rated TRON guy today, but generally i leave one steals guy in (bader and kiermaier obtained just lately)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Canha has been so hot too

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        now that all these guys are healthy and not demoted (mallex), who’s my drop for kraken off days, such as PPD today’s day? bader back to not getting jerked around too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Canha

  63. JP says:
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    Tempted to pickup Tapia for this homestand, would you drop Hicks, La Stella or Domingo Santana for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Stella for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German and Bieber threw best games of year according to our top 100 starts of year tool so I know they’re there

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I got 6 points. One should be very obvious.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Believe Minor, Cole, Fiers (obviously)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            What’s that, 5? Didn’t syndergaard get one? Think I’m at 6

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              Noah did get one.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            No Cole. The 2 guys are a philly and a white sock

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Really? Could’ve swore there was a Cole… Giolito last night (dur)… Eff me, Eflin

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                Efflin and Giolito yes. No Cole.

                Cub Marlin Dodger and another INdian

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Surprised about Cole… was shocked when Sale didn’t make top 100 best starts with 17 K game

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    What’s the algorithm for that? It’s hard to decipher on lazy first glance.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Rudy question, but I asked him about Sale and it’s because he didn’t get the win

                    • yup, wins are massively important in 5×5. i don’t have the formula in front of me but a win is worth more than 9 extra K’s. plus Sale gave up 2 runs that game.

                      easy way of looking at it is that you’d draft a 30 Win 180 K guy 0.00 ERA guy before a 0 Win 300 K guy 2.00 ERA guy.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Cool feature

  64. CloudTown says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!

    Quick question(s) if you please… When the Mess activate Conforto, who’s the odd one out? 10tm 7×7 keeper Dahl, the White Walker, Voit.

    Also, same league, would you drop JAHapp to activate Maeda this weekend? Doods been so bad but I’ve got him for cheap in this league… ugh.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker — yes lose Happ

  65. Another Dan says:
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    Good stuff,

    In a 13 team 5×5 roto, keep 5. Someone dropped Stanton. He’s a must add, right ? Give up a BN spot for two weeks to roster him ? DL spot has Clever mger in it.

    Picking the C scab. Chirinos or Alfaro ?

    Best wishes,

    Another Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, pick up Stanton — Alfaro

      • Another Dan says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Another Dan says:
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      *Clevinger

  66. FantasyLand says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I need closers and HR i’m getting offered this: I send Austin Riley + Biggio + Domingo German + Glasnow and I receive Brand Hand + Yates + Eloy.

    I’m first but last in HR and third to last in saves.

    Is this fair? This is a roto 5×5, keeper (up to 15) league.

    Rest of my team is Yadier, Hoskins, Mondesi, Machado, Harper, JD, Pence, Muncy, Robles, Villar, Moncada.

    Pitchers are Verlander, Buehler, Giolito, Fried, Soroka, Strahm, Clevinger, Raisiel, Sergio Romo, Newcomb, Oberg and Neris.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get cheaper closers

      • FantasyLand says:
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        Thanks. Is Domingo German + Riley for Eloy + Hand still too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  67. Steve says:
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    K Cron called up to sit on the bench…Homer Simpson “smrt”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  68. David says:
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    Which side: Thor, Correa, Albies and Franco or Story, Mondesi and Clevinger? 18 team keeper league.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  69. David says:
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    Sorry for the duplication…. thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  70. Pete says:
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    I owned Albies last year. Toward the end of the year he started reminding me a lot of Rougned Odor. Once I made that comparison I didn’t want him on my team anymore. Totally ignored him in my drafts this year and he looks more and more like Odor every day.. Did I forget to shower today? I am smelling a bad Odor..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  71. Paul says:
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    Is Alex Reyes a stash now after Wacha was removed from the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ponce will replace him is my guess

      • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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        ponce for now, but later reyes is up over somebody, could be hudson or mikolas (who’s also been quite awful mostly all year)

        • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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          mikolas actually doing far better than he usually has this year till those 2 HR’s. actually getting K’s today. still a fun look back to trading mikolas away (to keep luzardo/ray/glasnow + gallo/treat urner/kraken/vlad) for gallo in a 20 team keep 6-9 league with OPS/XBH/holds/QS added this preseason.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice trade!

  72. JC says:
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    Heaney or Hill?

    Heaney or Strop? Different things I know. Saves and holds league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill — Heaney

  73. Mex says:
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    14 team, mixed roto….J Ram owner is fed up and looking to move him…which of the guys below(if any) are a fair offer for J Ram

    Bauer
    Ryu
    C. Smith
    Weaver
    Giolito
    Flaherty
    Fried

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d send any of them, but fair is likely Smith down

  74. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I am MI shopping. I have Ronny Rodriguez.

    Is there an upgrade out there? A.Diaz, T.Estrada, E.Adrianza, J.Iglesias, H.Alberto, J.Panik, L.Arraez, Pinder, B.Drury, L.Gurriel, Descalso, and old faithfuls like Kinsler, E.Nunez, Zobrist, B.Crawford, Gyorko, and H.Perez are available, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Lourdes to see if he comes back hot

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        I like that idea. I’ve had him on a hot streak before. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Ellis says:
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    I can only keep one, who do you think I’ll be better off holding, Neris or Strop?

    • William Hung says:
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      Neris is getting saves now, so him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris

  76. First Time Caller says:
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    Which trade do you prefer?

    My Stras for his Bryant

    My Berrios for his E Rosario

    • What's a Drexl says:
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      both hitters, but you better have some really good depth to move out both. go for bryant first if you are only doing one of the.

      • First Time Caller says:
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        Thanks. Only doing one of the two.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

      Eddie

      • First Time Caller says:
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        Yep on the hitters. Going to do one of these trades. Trying to figure out which one. Thanks

  77. CloudTown says:
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    G’evening Grey

    Have a serious catcher scab to pick, currently have JMcCann, Alfaro and Vasquez are available. Both hit bombs while McCann sat out, I know who’s in the blurb above but I also know you’ve been high on Alfaro. Guidance appreciated!

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  78. Northern Lights says:
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    1. What side do you want RoS:
    A) Stanton & Kimbrel
    B) Harper & Ozuna

    2. Gary Sanchez
    A) Go out and get him for RoS?
    B) RoS over/under: 23hr/.255

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bryce

      2. Depends on price, Under

  79. David says:
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    In a dynasty, which side: Trout, Rendon, Corbin or Bellinger, Bregman, Soroka and Yordan?

    Thanks for all of your insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade away Trout

  80. The Harrow says:
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    holy crap is pomeranz getting seriously unlucky, ONE non K out so far, one really hard hit ball (HR), 6/7ths of all the other balls put into play are singles, at least 3 of them infield ones. one BB.

    – now up to 7 out of 9 balls in play became singles, 3 of them infield. he did just hit a guy. this would be the SUPER porcello’d.

    • The Harrow says:
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      and of course pom was by far the highest ranked (thornton was fairly close) streamer for deep leagues today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  81. Stream Weaver says:
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    12 team saves+holds league
    I’m currently in first. What kind of trade should I look into to improve? Thanks as always

    C. Grandal
    !B. Voit
    2B. Chavis
    SS. Story
    3B. Turner
    CI. Olson
    MI. Polanco
    OF. Yelich
    OF. Hoskins
    OF. Puig
    OF. Eloy
    OF. Robles
    UTL. Dahl/Tapia
    BN. C. Frazier
    DL. Gennett
    NA. Y. Alvarez

    SP. Corbin
    SP. Bauer
    SP. Hendricks
    SP. Peacock
    SP. Giolito
    SP. Maeda
    RP. Iglesias
    RP.Alvarado
    RP. Neris
    RP. Ottavino
    RP. Garrett
    RP. Pagan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your team looks stacked, what seems to be the problem?

  82. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: springer, ugh. Who gets the call Yordan or Tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  83. Patrick says:
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    Hunter Dozier or Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, but close

  84. Two scoops of Giolito says:
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    10 man points redraft league. What said do you like better?

    Harper/Morton/musgrove
    Vs
    Thor/Soto/b Rodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

  85. The Harrow says:
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    more fun short term news. anybody else own swiggy all year long (deep amount of starters 16 team dynasty with extra stats) and TODAY is the first day i benched him. 1st HR of the year today too. neat.

    he was benched to make sure 2 hot guys were in (tellez/kiermaier) and the COL guys (desmond + tapia). also miggy was facing thor.

    • The Harrow says:
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      sorry, his 2nd HR of the year, would’ve been funnier had it been the 1st of course.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah, I see this comment now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought it was his 2nd

  86. Jon says:
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    Dropped Domingo (sounds like something the kids are doing at The U) to pick up Tucker in a 16 team – my OF’ers are JD, Meadows, K Bryant (and have Riley, Bellinger OF eligible w/ Chavis & Albies as mi); think that’s the right call?

    Dropped M. Barnes to stash Alex Reyes… also not sure if that was trying too hard

    • Jollyroger says:
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      Senzel or Pence ROS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Senzel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

      Sounds fine, I’d want Barnes, but could be ok

  87. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    16 team dynasty. roto. need to drop a hitter, cron is up (the younger one), need to be able to stream (eventually make room for reyes too) a pitcher slot. suppose i could drop one of the RP, but extra stats are: holds/QS/net saves/K/9/K/BB, OPS, slugging, OBP over AVG, hits, total bases, steals %.
    C severino (streaming for COL)
    1B miggy
    2B jose ram (3B, wow, this guy almost by himself turned this team from a 1st-2nd overall team to a 5th team)
    SS semien
    3B chapman
    MI ronny rod (not doing that well lately, but since mcmahon doesn’t play everyday only other FA options are: kipnis, wilkerson, beef jerky appendage man (BAL) etc)
    CI mancini (1B/LF)
    LF jd mart (his lesser HR’s also along with jose ram explain the fall, RF)
    CF meadows (all OF)
    RF mookie (CF)
    OF pence (LF/RF)
    OF tapia (LF)
    util kiermaier (CF)
    util tellez (1B)
    BN brocktune (RF), mcmahon (1-3B), desmond (1B/CF/LF, already mcmahon/tapia have the same HR’s and about the same RBI’s in far less at bats)
    DL r-zimm (almost certainly a drop when he’s back with this lineup)
    NA (max 4): k.cron (1B/3B, he’s why somebody has to get dropped),kieboom (has few enough at bats such that i could send him down to prospect list)
    SP (max 1750 innings): paddack, carrasco, morton, thornton, streamer slot
    RP (max 6): crick, kelley, rivero (vazquez), yates, rogers, wittgren
    DL: shoemaker, cueto, lugo, wood, morrow, wood
    NA: reyes, kimbrel
    prospect list: k.robinson, trammell, m.baez, larnach, kirilloff, mize, x.edwards

    1. desmond the drop here? or short my RP’ers to either stream a SP per day or a RP per day when there is no good SP that day? but then i have 4 BN bats, which is excessive. desmond’s GB rate we all know is str up ass for into 1.33 or so seasons now, steals left the building, is slowly losing time to tapia anyway etc.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      actually tapia/mcmahon don’t have FAR less at bats than desmond (9 and 30) however they DO both have better OPS’s (118 and 50 points)

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        holy crap, just noticed something, desmond and kiermaier right now have almost IDENTICAL stats, that’s for hits, runs, RBI, OBP, OPS, HR, total bases BUT kiermaier has the 7 – 0 steals lead (and probably safer playing time going forward (when healthy) due to defense)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose an RP before Desmond

  88. John says:
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    Hey Grey was just offered Yelich and Charlie Morton for Rizzo and Nola. What do you think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  89. jellis721 says:
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    Grey-
    My brother. Need help. Who do you like best the rest of the season, La Stella or Chavis ( You guys have Chavis ranked higher on your future player rater) ? Anyway, I got them both playing second base and I can only keep one of them because I got to make room for another position. Anything thoughts or opinions?? Thanks so much.

    Regards
    JE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

  90. call me el jefe says:
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    Any interest in Shwarber or A Garcia a better option ? Need some OF help on a slim wire… other yawnstipating choices are JBJ, Cowboy Kole, Kiermaier

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  91. THE JU says:
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    Im in a season long points league. Im in first place and have 50 more strikwouts then the men behind me. (A)SShould i start peacock tonite against bostons?
    (B) also should i start musgrove against the dodgers?
    I have Snell, Corbin, Caleb, Gioloto, Fried, Peacock, Musgrove, Gio, jimmy nelson. Limited innings so i have more pitchers then i need.
    (C) Should i start gio against the twins this week.
    I am 50 strikouts ahead of the next man behind me and im doing well in era ,whip, k to walk ratio, and wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Nah B. Nah C. Nope

  92. The Other JC says:
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    Would you please pick a side on each. Please rank the top two. Thank you.

    1. Robles for my J Turner and Gennett
    2. JoRam for my J Turner and Myers
    3. Benintendi for my J Turner and Myers
    4. JoRam for Riley and Myers
    5. Benintendi for Riley and Myers

    Second topic is my RP group. Saves and holds league. I have Robles, Parker and Neris for saves and Strop for holds (if Cishek holds down the closer role).

    The Kelly/LeClerc situation is an interesting one. Kelly on the wire. Any moves to make here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Robles 2. Jo-Ram 3. Okay all the one player sides

      Hold

  93. Luvdarooks says:
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    I really need pitching and have Alverez and Tucker On reserve which picture ( name a few please) would be a fair trade to let one of these go ? 6×6 —— W Minus L and QS are 2 of the categories. ———-
    I also have pence and winker & pence & Vogelbach ( the week of lefty pitchers) on my bench so i can afford to do thus.

    • Lovedarooks says:
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      1 mor FYI both Alvarez and Tucker can be kept next year while the pitcher I get will likely not be eligible for ‘ 20

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler? Matz?

  94. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Lose Albies for Nicky Lopez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  95. Arod’s Frost says:
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    Would you consider maintaining a high level ‘tiering’ system bucketing players on a forward looking basis? Ie Tucker should be viewed as a tier 2 player going forward and is therefore more valuable than tier 3 level players (ie Dahl, Marte)

    It’s always difficult to understand how to value these up and coming prospects relative to regulars.

    Would be an awesome feature – love the site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will consider it!

  96. tonydell902 says:
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    10 team H2H OBP league – would you give up Chavis for Domingo Santana? Is it a close call? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  97. Jollyroger says:
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    Senzel or Pence ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  98. hondo says:
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    Start Darvish at home vs CIN with 10-15 mph winds dead center?

    BTW-The wind is blowing out almost everywhere today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a bad start

      • hondo says:
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        Thanks, I’ve also got Peacock sitting vs BOS.Might have to sacrifice a couple categories.

  99. krazyivan says:
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    Springer gets hurt so I went straight to WW to pick up Kyle Tucker.
    Of course, Astros select Derek Fisher to the ball club.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course

  100. Cohen says:
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    Grey, better streamer tomorrow
    Turnbull at Mets or
    Weaver at SF
    SON likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  101. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Biggest LUZR was awesome in an earlier post. I am still giggling.
    It definitely needs to be incorporated into the defnitions somehow..

    14-team OBP roto
    Bench bat

    G.Cooper, Carlos Gomez, J.Naylor or K.Broxton as a bench bat flyer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cooper

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks, Boss…and by “Boss” I don’t mean Boss-man Junior or whatever BJ Upton was supposedly nicknames. That was a weird deal, wasn’t it?

        Trout, Acuna, Eloy J, Robles are 4 out of my 5 OFs plus my U spot. I have Canha, JBJr, Cooper, and Mercado. Which two start and which two sit?

        Any upgrades on those 4 out there? Hittertron likes Panik, Renato Nunez, and Yonder Alonso next week.

        They are available….along with O’Hearn, Rengifo, Choi, JP Crawford, Pando/Pablo, Broxton, Matt Adams, and possibly ODB Herrera but he’s on waivers for a couple of days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          Start Canha, JBJ

          No real upgrades there

          • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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            Got it.

  102. Bri says:
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    Choose one ROS

    Kelley
    LeClerc
    Cishek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

  103. Luvdarooks says:
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    I have Niky Perez …I and can spare him and I really need pitching what do you think about Jordan Lyles or Eflin which would you prefer in a QS and W minus loss 6×6 ?
    Would want either fir him ? Have been offered eflin so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer Eflin

  104. Kent says:
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    24-team dynasty trade. Probably too late to mount a comeback this year, so looking at the future. Should I trade…

    Shane Bieber
    For: Cole Irvin, Josh Lowe, Zach Plesac, and Ronald Guzman? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more

  105. Wang says:
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    Got two for ya

    Cishek, Strop, or LeClerc ROS

    Olson or Sano ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop…Olson

  106. krazyivan says:
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    I need to bolster MI. One team has both Nicky Lopez and Ketel Marte. I could offer a trade, or, stash Urias in hopes the Padres select him soon.
    Which of the three do you like ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  107. Green monstahh says:
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    Happy Memorial Day 2019, grey! Sorry I’m late to posting

    H2h points weekly lock league just seeing who to add/ drop for next week / beyond

    Looks like tatis isn’t ready yet , I’ve been streaming at SS, thoughts on dropping Brendan Rodgers for either Profar (SS,1b,2b,3b), Marwin Gonzalez (SS, 1b,2b,3b,OF).

    Next , hold onto my Keston Hiura or drop for Cavan Biggio, Yordan Alvarez, Kyle tucker or Hunter pence (OF/DH)?

    FYI here’s my roster

    C realmuto

    1b goldy

    2b Ozzie Albies

    3b devers

    SS been streaming it’s now Brendan Rodgers

    IF Pete Alonso

    OF we start 4: Bryce Harper, benintendi, Alex Gordon, Franmil Reyes

    Utility: Austin Riley
    Utility: Chavis (2b/3b)

    DH khris Davis (just hit IL)

    Bench: Max muncy (1b/2b/3b), Jose abreu (1b/DH, Hunter Dozier (3b/1b/DH), Austin meadows (OF/DH), joc pederson, Nick Senzel (2b/OF), Andrew mccutchen, Keston Hiura

    IL: dee Gordon (2b/OF)
    IL: conforto
    IL: tatis jr

    For pitchers do you trust Lucas Giolito? Thinking of adding him he gets both royals & Indians home in Chicago next week.

    Thanks man, hope you are able to do some grilling for Memorial Day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have too many useless bats on your bench… Why don’t you make some trades? Goldy for an arm? Then play Abreu — switching out bench bats for other bench bats doesn’t move the needle

  108. Primetime says:
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    10 team keeper.

    Drop Taillon or Glasnow for Joey L?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  109. kilkennybrian says:
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    Cron or Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  110. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Hiura or Sano?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  111. Tinkle-berry says:
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    Dynasty league… who do you want over the next 5-10 years? Meadows or Andujar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  112. Db says:
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    Trade mondesi for Caleb smith and if not who? Can’t do Zach wheeler metsalltheway owns him and I own german Marquez, and Samardzija is on free agents so I don’t need to trade for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija is a free agent so you don’t need to trade for him? Huh?

      Mondesi for Smith is not good

  113. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    12 team, 5×5 Roto

    You starting Price @Hou tonight?

    I’ve had it as a bench the whole way but looking at HOU lineup without Altuve and Springer has me second guessing. What say Grey?

    • Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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      SON has it at $1.5 fwiw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am starting him

  114. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you stream D. Duffy vs NYY tomorrow?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  115. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Suarez. Blech.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, awful

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        I love the SON as you know, but Jesus.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I shouldn’t have recommended it either, he’s not been good in the minors… But that home park is so glorious

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Elsewhere, I have Ohtani, Rizzo and Goldy and because of Ohtani’s Util only eligibility I can only use two of them at any one time.

            I *may* be able to use Goldy to get Bryant – would you do that?

            Or will Ohtani be too much of a drag in the Util slot to make it worthwhile?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Bryant

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                Sorry to drag you back up here, but what kind of starter could I reasonably expect for Goldy? If I was to go that route. Trade Analyser suggests something like Cole or Verlander. This is a QS league BTW…

                • Stephen Lyon says:
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                  Or Sale, maybe?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Wouldn’t mess with Sale

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cole or Verlander would be fair

  116. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    good lord the usually light hitting ARI team making good SON numbers out of suarez and pomeranz being IN SF is NOT going well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  117. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Looking for a SP with solid ratios and QS ROS.

    In what order:

    1. Montas
    2. Domingo German
    3 Rich Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, German

  118. KrazyIvan says:
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    Need 2 utility bats

    Pederson vs Musgrove
    Seager vs Musgrove
    Choo vs Skagg (he has a .500 career split even though its Lefty v Lefty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo, Pederson

  119. Cohen says:
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    Verdugo or Kingery ros ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo

  120. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Do you like CJ Cron, Voit or Vogelbach more in an 11 tm roto keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thanks, Grey. You rolling Caleb Smith out tomorrow at Washington in an 11 tm roto keeper league? He pitched well against them at home back in April.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am

  121. Lucky Dog says:
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    So happy you made Albies your sell! RAJ FTW! Thank you thank you 1,000x thank you! Since then he moved down 2 spots in the order!

    Signed,

    -Elated Kris Bryant owner

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Oops….RSJ.

      Not sure what a RAJ Is. As if ya don’t know, ya can’t afford it.
      /Beerfest

      Ps – Season 9, episode 1 of Hot Ones drops on Thursday the 30th!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Jonas Brothers are the first guest(s). I am not a huge Jonas Brothers fan. That said, they have 13+ million followers on social media, so….yeah. Go Jonas Brothers. lol

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA, hope it gets a ton of sales for you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, No problem

  122. Crazy J says:
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    Just a suggestion for the title of your next blog… “Kukuchi has a 1.08 WHIP my ass!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a good idea

  123. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Got an open spot would you add Sir Lancelynn or Corbin Martin. Lance Romance has a couple of nice matchups this week (Sea and KC) and Martin has already been dropped in my 15 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn then

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hail Lynn then

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Barney Miller

  124. ellis says:
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    Peacock @ OAK or Odor @ TB next week, thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      The Astros and the Rockies crush dreams when not crushing ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

  125. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS
    Offered Hunter Dozier for either Clevinger or Bieber. Not sure I like it. Was thinking of countering with Bieber for G Polanco, see if that goes. Are one of the original offers decent or is the polanco offer better? Wondered general thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bieber in either deals

    • bobbo says:
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      Nvm, not sure I like it. Carey in!

    • bobbo says:
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      Nvm, not sure I like it. Carry on!

      • bobbo says:
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        Jesus, this is what happens when you start drinking bourbon early. Apologies…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  126. krazyivan says:
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    Carrasco has to deal with this fly ball problem. He has has flashed a few times this year but for the most part been bleh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  127. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Stripling or Nelson for your bench in a weekly 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  128. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS
    Who’s left out?

    Alex Gordon
    Kyle Schwarber
    Randal Grichuk
    Hunter Renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  129. ThE sHiT says:
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    Keller coming up…how much to bid on him in a 14 team ESPN 5×5 with $135 left for FAAB, $0 bids are allowed…my first guess is $6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $3 — it’s a spot start I think

  130. Nick says:
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    Looks like frenchy cordeo could be back soon, worth stashing in a 12 team 5 Of redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Franch-ster?

  131. ForrestGump says:
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    Almighty grey, which side are you on in this deal?

    Francisco Lindor

    Marcel Ozuna & Domingo German

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  132. Rung says:
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    Would you drop Luchessi for Corbin Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Rung says:
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        Would you pick up Luchessi for Corbin Martin then? Lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Lucchesi

  133. krazyivan says:
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    Which side of this deal would you want to be on ROS?

    Carrasco and Corey Seager

    Darvish, Brandon Rodgers, and Franmil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  134. William Hung says:
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    Dahl has 1 K in his last 14 ABs… small gains! Yay! He’s also hitting .500… expecting a huge game from all the Rockies today v. Hess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so

      • William Hung says:
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        Not a huge game, 1/4 with 2 runs, but what I like is 0 Ks again… Loving this Dahl right now even if the results are meh-ish

        Trevor Story killed me today with that platinum sombrero – I benched Senzel for him in my UTIL spot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh indeed

  135. The Other JC says:
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    What is the term for having two of your RP blow saves in the same game? Same 9th inning? I have Robles and Kelley (ugh). Plus my opponent had Minor starting so he escaped a loss. I lose saves by one, I lose losses by one.

    When does football season start again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya…

  136. The Great Knoche says:
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    How to limit Chris Paddacks innings? Have him wake up with a stiff neck. On a 2 start week vs Toronto. But here have the Yanks in New York instead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And miss Miami on the other side?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Yeah that too.

        You still holding Dahl everyday in a 10 team with no bench. Starting to frustrate me. Turning into a 4020.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Holding

        • William Hung says:
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          Dahl is starting to show some encouraging signs with the bat – he’s putting good wood on the ball and not striking out at a 34% clip (i think he’s at 1K in his last 17 ABs). I would insult Baltimore pitchers right now, but Trevor Story went 0/5 with 5Ks today

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I guess… need to see some power

            • William Hung says:
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              whoa whoa whoa – what happened to “wrong side of history” Grey? How did our roles flip? I’m supposed to be the negative nancy on Dahl

  137. anon says:
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    CATCHER QUESTION!!

    Alfraro, JMcCann, or Vazquez?

    Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  138. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OpS
    Schwarber or Renfroe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe

  139. The Other JC says:
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    Weekly check up time. Out of moves for this week, so here goes:

    1. Best IL stash given my team below? Gennett, Yandy, Strop, Strickland

    2. Next week pickups? Leaning Peacock over Kelley. Your thoughts? Wire: Vogey, K Cron, Peacock,Strahm, Miley, Gausman.

    Ramos
    C Santana, J Turner, Riley
    Trea, Segura, Albies
    Hoskins, Bryant, Acuna, Maz, Myers
    Util: Chavis
    Bench/Platoon: G Polanco
    Carrasco, Berrios, Castillo, Bieber, Kikuchi, Hill
    Neris, Parker, Kelley, Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Strop

      2. I’d look at their matchups, maybe Peacock

      • The Other JC says:
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        Gausman at home Wed. v Nats (missed Corbin, Stras and Max) so he is viable. Miley at home v Cubs on Wed. Peacock is at Oakland Thursday. Folty at home v Tigers Thurs. Lucchesi at home v Miami on Friday. Love that one.
        Would love to get someone for Wed. Then drop for Lucchesi Friday but a gamble he would still be there.

        Soler just got dumped. Like him better than Maz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lucchesi… I like Soler

          • The Other JC says:
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            Thanks! I can stomach Soler’s strikeouts as I rarely win that category anyway. Folty, Lucchesi I think for me. Happy holiday sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  140. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Was offered Machado for my Treat Urner. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  141. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Carrasco or Morton for ratios, K’s and QS?

  142. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Carrasco or Morton ROS for QS and ratios?

    Albies or Chavis ROS for counting stats now that’s albies hits in the bottom half of the order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco — Albies

  143. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Can only start two of the following next week. Who do you like?

    Riley – 2 vs was, 3 vs det
    Benintendi – 3 vs cle, 4 @ nyy
    Conforto – 4 @ lad, 3 @ ari
    Tapia – 4 vs ari, 3 vs tor

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi
      Conforto

  144. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP h2h…need OBP, runs and HR…Who do I sit today?

    Vogelbach @ Anderson (1-3 HR)
    Dozier v German (0-3)
    Chavis @ Verlander
    Votto @ Quintana (8-17 4 2B)
    Eloy @ Odorizzi
    Robles v Smith (1-2)

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  145. THE JU says:
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    Should i drop dillon cease for Luzardo?
    I could pick up Gibson onstead bit im in first and by far in strikouts . I am 50 strikouts ahead for tbe season and just in the middle for era whip and strikeout to walk ratio. So im really jist hoping for a hidden gem unless i should just pick up Gibson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Gibson

  146. FrankGrimes says:
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    Bauer the still broken…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Been quite a Frustrating year for me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still early!

  147. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Happy Memorial Day Weekend Grey!

    First, a special shout out of appreciation for those who have given their lives in service as well as those who have lost loved-ones.

    I am shocked that there are teams with off-days tomorrow. No PHI, ATL, SF, STL,

    I have an open spot once I drop Fedde from today’s stream. For sure I’m going to pick up a bat for tomorrow (and maybe beyond). However, Newcomb is coming off of waivers tomorrow, and he might be worth the add for SAGNOF to go along with Jackson. I could probably use the bat more for the week, and someone will probably use their WP for Newcomb. Given my roster, which of the following would you do?

    Available Batters:
    A. Russell (@HOU), I.Vargas (@COL), or T.Frasier,

    A) Pick up a batter and hold.
    B) Pick up a batter for tomorrow and then drop someone for Newcomb.

    I picked up Mitch Keller earlier last week. I hope his control is better than it’s been, but love the potential. Hopefully he does well enough to stick around and be above serviceable.

    10 TM, NL-Only H2H 5×5(OBP)

    Roster:
    CA C. Kelly
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Escobar
    IF J.D. Davis
    OF Acuna
    OF Harper
    OF Robles
    OF Almora Jr.
    UT Hampson
    IL Zimmerman

    SP Ryu, Musrove, Eflin, Matz, Mikolas, T. Richards, Keller, Fedde
    RP Yates, Jackson, Stripling, Kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too! It is shocking not all teams are playing… B Russell

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thanks!

        I was up 9-0-1. We were tied in WHIP, but I had the edge with a smaller 1/1000th. Stripling gave up two baserunners, and now we’re tied, advantage him. I still have L. Jackson, so I need 1 or fewer base runners in an IP. I love how H2H works. It’s so much more nerve wracking than ROTO.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy!

  148. GreyJoy says:
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    Hi Grey, please rank these players ROS in a 5×5 Roto league.

    Mercado, Thames, Luplow, Biggio, Renato Nunez, Garrett Cooper, and Bryan Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio, Cooper

  149. Db says:
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    Starting eikoff vs cardinals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  150. Db says:
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    How much would you bid on Biggio if your 2b is LeMahieu and middle infield tommy la Stella. Middle of the pack in homers and steals but rolling in first place by a big margin overall.

    Out of $1000

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $122

  151. GreyJoy says:
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    in a deep 5×5 roto league, how would you rank the following players ROS:

    Mercado, Thames, Biggio, Renato Nunez, Garrett Cooper, Luplow, and Bryan Reynolds? Or at least give your top 4. Thanks!

  152. Mike t says:
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    Start straham @yankees and Miami?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  153. Tba says:
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    Kelley or Diego Castillo?
    How much would you bid on kelley out of $1000 middle of the pack in saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $13

  154. Db says:
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    in first place but wanna make sure I keep the wave going for the whole year
    Team is
    C Alfaro, Vasquez
    1b freeman
    2b lemeahieu
    Ss segura
    3b Vlad
    If tommy la Stella
    C.I Vlad Jr
    Of meadows, piscotty, gardner, dahl, Bryant
    Util Donaldson

    Bench Ronny rod, Reddick

    Anyone on waivers you would switch out?
    Biggio, didi Gregorious, Lourdes gurriel, Kyle tucker, mercado, Jason Castro, Nicky Lopez, Kiermaier, Barnhart

    • Db says:
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      Add garret cooper to that free agent pool

      • Db says:
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        And Dyson

        • Db says:
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          And Jackie Bradley jr to the list looks like he’s heating up thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio over Ronny

  155. Db says:
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    Diego Castillo or Newcomb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  156. Db says:
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    Skaggs @mariners
    Thornton @tampa bay
    Reynaldo vs Indians
    Heaney @mariners
    Roark vs nationals
    Pena @oakland and @Seattle

    Like any of these guys next week?

    • Db says:
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      Add Lynn @mariners, royals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolado looks ok

  157. Mike g says:
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    Drop David Robertson and pick up…. looking for a guy that isn’t really important right now and I only have 1 spot for that type of guy
    Justin upton, Kyle tucker, severino, didi, Forrest Whitley,
    tailion, Skaggs, Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

      • Mike g says:
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        Ok should I bid more then $10 on $500 limit?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on needs, could see $22

  158. Tomyyystella says:
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    Start pivetta vs cardinals and drop Corbin Martin vs Cubs or luchessi @Nyy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  159. Runitup says:
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    Drop Jalen Beeks who grabbed another win today. Beeks gets twins next week in Tampa
    For Reynaldo lopez vs Indians?

    My team is 2nd in league in strikeouts and first in era and whip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Beeks

  160. Cohen says:
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    Grey, another great start by Woodruff
    Woodruff or Giolito ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito, but coin flip prolly

  161. anon says:
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    Oh boy. Luke Weaver exciting with a trainer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Forearm tightness = YIKES!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, ugh

  162. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Please rank these pitchers. ROS. price. Tanaka. Odorizzi. Thanks

    • Uncle Ernie says:
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      That’s Price. Tanaka. Odorizzi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price, Tanaka

  163. KrazyIvan says:
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    Trevor Story exemplifies being a baseball player in two games better then anyone ever has.
    Saturday becomes the fastest SS to 100 taters.
    Sunday strikeouts 5 times to worst pithing staff in baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally!

  164. Scuffy McGee says:
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    In agreement on Chavis over Biggio or Lopez for 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like Chavis for now better

  165. prestige says:
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    Biggio or K Cron?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  166. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Hey Grey.

    1. German Marquez or Wheeler ROS? I really need QS to go along with the ratios and other counting stats.
    2. Is it close in your opinion?

    xStats shows Wheeler to be superior to Marquez.

    Also, Ha e you seen Montas’ xStats? His performance looks sustainable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler, but coin flip really — yes, Montas looks real

  167. TJ says:
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    Schwarber or Odor?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

  168. Gotime says:
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    QS and Wins for next week (H2H)
    Domingo vs Bos
    Maeda vs Phi
    Lucchesi vs Mia
    EdRod @ Yankees
    Need 1, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

      • Gotime says:
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        Murphy and Tapia 7 games in Coors
        Anderson 7 games vs KC and vs Cle
        Riley 5 games vs Was and vs
        H2H weekly.. need to bench 1
        Even though Riley hot is he the bench hitter this week?

  169. Hershel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Can only start two of these guys next week. Who do you like?

    Bassitt – vs laa, vs hou
    Matz – @ lad, @ ari
    Flaherty – vs chc
    Fried – vs was

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt, Flaherty

  170. Db says:
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    Bader or reddick going forward
    Don’t care about average

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader

  171. Pick2 says:
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    Brian mccann, Vasquez, Castro, Alfaro
    Pick 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro, Vazquez

  172. ellis says:
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    Which is the better start, Odor @ TB or Marquez v TOR @Coors

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marquez

  173. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,

    16 team H2H weekly points league.

    i need a replacement for this week while Altuve on the disgraceful list…

    McMahon (7 home games) 4x ARI and 3x TOR or

    L. Gurriel 3 games @ TB and 3x @ COL or

    David Fletcher 3 games @ OAK and 4 games @ SEA.

    Thanks

  174. The Other JC says:
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    1. Peacock, Hill, Kikuchi …. gotta cut one. Thinking longer term value for ROS, who you cutting?

    2. Verdugo hit the wire. Has he solidified the OF job or will he be platooned? Do you like him better than Maz or G Polanco?

  175. Anton says:
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    In a old school roto league and need saves

    Luke Jackson and Cishek for Matt Manning. I wasn’t sure how long how many saves either one will get this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d gamble on Manning

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