To understand Jake Lamb, I think it’s important to go back to the 1964 Summer Olympics when his father’s hero, Lambis Manthos, was competing for Greece in the 50 meter pistol shooting event.  Due to a clerical error, Lambis thought he was competing in the 50 centimeter pistol shooting event.  Lambis practiced shooting dinner plates from about 20 inches away.  At one point, he was able to shoot an olive off a branch from about two feet away.  Metaphorically, that meant war, and he knew it.  He was ready, which is why this story ended so sadly when he realized it was really a 50-meter event.  Lambis was extremely shortsighted and nearly took out a judge when tasked with shooting so far away.   Thankfully, tragedy was averted when he only shot into one of those mats high jumpers fall on.  At the end of the event, with Lambis in last place, the laughingstock of the competition, a young man by the name of Jake, was so moved with Lambis and his ability to hit close targets, he took his name as his last.  This was Jake Lamb Sr., and the legend that Jake Lamb has to live up to.  So, besides being a heartwarming story, what does this have to do with fantasy?  Not a ton, said the man with four letters at his disposal.  Lamb is currently slotted into the six or two hole on most days.  He hasn’t shown great ability with lefties, so he’ll likely need to be platooned, but I’d do just that in all leagues.  He has some power, some speed and shouldn’t kill you in average.  Not from 50 meters or centimeters.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Travis Shaw – He reminds me a bit of Brock Holt.  Not simply because they’re both on the Red Sox.  Dot dot dot.  Actually, that is the reason.  Shaw seems to be swept up in the hype of the Sons of Sam Horn.  Shaw is solid, but more than 15-homer power?  Niekro, please.

Chris Carter – Now here’s a guy with 40 homer power.  Or as Joe Morgan would say, “I don’t care what I’ve bought, how many coupons you get on one, what my rebate was or is.  Six-point or ten-point font.  If I’m holding it frontwards or backwards.  I just know a CVS receipt is long, and so is Chris Carter’s swing.”

Ben Paulsen – The Hitter-Tron calls your microwave on its own private line and makes hump-hump sounds, and it also loves to sample a little Rockie action.

Enrique Hernandez – I’d joke about his nickname being Kike, but I received a letter of complaint from the Anti-Defamation League.  My address on the envelope was in the top left hand corner so it was ‘returned’ where it was meant to go to save a stamp.

Jonathan Schoop – Why won’t you people pick him up?  Yes, you people!

Daniel CastroBraves, unlike the Padres, look like they’re willing to take a chance on prospects, which I love.  Castro?  I don’t love.  There’s nothing to even like outside of NL-Only leagues.

Trea Turner – I’d stash him in some deeper leagues, but here’s what I said the other day, “Word out of Washington is Turner may not come up until June, which is the same thing I said the day before on the podcast.  Don’t really understand why they would promote him prior to June.  Dusty needs to play a rookie that bad?  They need to lose his rights a year sooner?  Aren’t they already winning with Espinosa?  They need to win by seven runs rather than six?  I got questions, ya’ll!”  And that’s me quoting me!

Aledmys Diaz – I love how his name just rolls off my tongue, “A-LED-Mize Dye-AZZ.”  Or maybe it only rolls off my tongue like that.

Marcus Semien – Speaking of rolling off the tongue.  Oh, c’mon people!  Hehe, I said c’mon people.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – There’s been no catcher that is hotter, and, if you also own Marc Rzepczynski, you can mic drop the alphabet.

Michael Saunders – He’s hitting leadoff (no?) and he’s not Justin (Morneau).  I made a forced rhyme!

Rajai Davis – The King of SAGNOF will bestow on you great gifts of fanciful SAGNOF.  Now go up that path to his castle and bring him your waiver claim.  Don’t be scared.  *Anthony Gose flies by on the back of a dragon*  Okay, be a little scared.

Oswaldo Arcia – I’m crazy for this guy, and, no, it’s not entirely because Rudy grabbed him in one league before me and I want Rudy to keep holding him, so I’m pretending to like him.

Matt Moore – I just gave you my Matt Moore fantasy.  It was written on a small piece of paper and stuffed into a Cracker Jack box.  What a prize!

Hector Santiago – Full disclosure, I almost made Hector Santiago my lede today, because there’s a lot to like about him — 8.7 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, velocity up two miles per hour, good ballpark, upped his ground ball rates.  Just about everything Santiago could be doing right, he is.  I didn’t make him the lede because he had no 1964 Olympic anecdotes.  Round peg, get out of my square hole!

Blake Snell – Will be called up to start on Saturday and could be up for good.  Or, in honor of Prince, 4 good.  Not Prince Fielder, that would be “Will work 4 food.”  Snell averages around a 12+ K/9.  Cut to Grey screaming at Cougs, “Quiet, woman!  I’m looking for Blake Snell on waivers!”  Snell’s owners could be in for some major roofies due to his walk rate — 4+ in Triple-A this year, 4+ in years pass in lower minors.  He could be a top 20 starter for fantasy if he can control his pitches.  Sadly, that if will have moments where it’s ginormous and other moments where it can fit into your murse.  Due to his upside, I added him everywhere.

Drew Pomeranz – It feels a little like this is coming out of nowhere for Pomeranz, but he has an under-4 ERA in 309 1/3 career innings.  Pomeranz isn’t a dog, that’s Pomeranzian.

Dan Straily – In deep leagues, I would just own Straily, but this call for mixed leagues is due to his next start on the Stream-o-Nator.   Fo’Straily.

Ryan Madson – He’s the closer for the A’s, and I’m not sure that will change at any point this year if he stays on the field.  Doolittle seems to always be a darling of the fantasy community, but he can’t stay healthy and hasn’t been anything great for a while.  Besides, the fantasy community thinks sweatpants are formal wear, so, ya know, grain of salt.

Caleb Cotham – I could’ve also listed Tony Cingrani here, and, I’ll be darned like an old lady’s yarn, I just did.

Kevin JepsenTwins are saying Perkins will be back when his DL stint is over and, the Twins are liars, being naive or just dopey.  Perkins is toast…and pancakes…and breakfast for the whole family.

SELL

Jordan Zimmermann – His march towards Orel Herhiser with his scoreless inning streak has captured the entire nation.  If the nation only lived inside of Jordan Zimmermann’s house, which is absurd unless Zimmermann is an alien king and there’s a giant invisible dome around the entire nation, which is less absurd.  So, yeah, Zimmermann has not been scored on yet this year.  Great, terrific, adjective!  Unfortch, his K/9 is actually down, his velocity is way down, his walk rate is up, he’s left 100% of men on base, he has the worst xFIP of his career.  The Regression Fairies are not only circling Zimmermann to borrow his copy of Bette Midler’s autobiography, they also are about to attack his ERA and WHIP.  I wouldn’t sell Zimmermann for a turkey pastrami sandwich on matzoh with extra mayo, but I would explore options.

 
  1. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Jake Lamb or Tyler White?

  2. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Nice work getting Snell in on short notice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  3. herschel says:
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    @Grey: does snell push erasmo of the rotation for good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends how Snell does, could

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: I feel it’s 60/40 he stays up. A quality start might be enough to keep him in the show. If that happens, I like him better than a lot of the late round sleeper starters everyone touted early in the year… It’s worth risking to grab him now, IMO.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

          • Bobbo says:
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            @Grey: so would you drop erasmo to pick up snell in a 12 team 5×5 h2h league?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  4. Jacob Degrom's Lat says:
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    Grey, back me up on this.

    Am I creating the perfect opportunity to buy low on Degrom? Also, who do you like more rest of seasonin h2h points between

    Cole
    Degrom
    MadBum

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing’s changed since preseason on those SPs

  5. kisses says:
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    Would you drop Addison to stash Trea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  6. Rusty Trumbo says:
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    Drop Hendricks for snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  7. Warren says:
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    Who is droppable for Snell?

    Rodon
    Nola
    Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

  8. Nicolas Ramage says:
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    Thought we might see Domingo Santana in the buy column this week. Any thoughts ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been in it past two weeks, search his name on the site

  9. Mikey Boy324 says:
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    Grey would you start Snell over Rodon or Nicasio this weekend?

  10. OaktownSteve says:
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    Watch it. Millennials are gonna jump all over you for comparing Holt (white guy) to Shaw (another white guy). Millennials will have no truck with profiling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I’m sure there’s a picture of Shaw (taller) with his arm on Holt’s (shorter) head. Because he’s showing how the taller white man generally keeps the shorter white man down. Short white guys get no respect, I tell ya!

      *this is in reference to the ridiculously not racist but deemed racist GAP ad…

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

    1) Drop Mesaroco for either Grandal or Realmuto?

    2) I have Tyler White and Travis Shaw clogging up my UTIL slots and Beltre at 3b. Make sense to trade my Beltre for his Cole?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Grandal 2) yes

  12. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    snell stuff.
    1. 12 team h2h redraft with OPS, BB’s and K’s. . drop which of these for snell’s start: porcello, kendricks, or h.kendrick (lone BN bat, backup 2B). could get back maybe j.lowrie later if kendrick gets grabbed, plus kendrick has been awful as is so far. have 8 SP, 7 moves per week but haven’t been streaming yet.
    2. 20 team league, drop karns for snell, best options to replace karns later are: shoemaker, nolasco, griffin, morton, vogel, weave, chacin? looks like the “added everywhere” takes care of this, F karns (cram being his agent albeit)

  13. I’m torn between Arcia and Rajai in two leagues … is it a matter of whether a team needs power (Arcia) or speed (Rajai)? Or do you see one as clearly above the other in overall value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs

  14. JIM says:
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    Keep all keeper league. 3 round annual amateur draft. I’m struggling with a need for an ace. Pull the trigger, or hold?

    Machado

    FOR

    M Brantley + King Felix + 1st round pick

    Which side for this season? Which side for future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Jason E. says:
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      @JIM: Machado for now and the future

  15. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    16 team roto with net saves and holds, but no saves or holds alone, QS over wins and K/BB. 1500 max innings so i can bench guys here and there (tillman last night)

    SP cole, liriano, tillman, pineda, porcello, buchholz, fiers,
    RP britton, giles, benoit, watson,hudson
    and kela who just hit DL
    DL romo, bailey (CIN), heaney, ryu, wheeler
    NA stephenson

    1. who’s my DL drop for kela? probably bailey
    2. drop tillman/fiers for either of straily/hill? Fiers usually comes back to be dominant for a while though at some point

    3. in general in deeper leagues, karns or shoemaker? (redraft 20 teamer, 75 moves left per year).

    4. 12 team redraft with deep benches. if tropeano isn’t good again today (maybe even if so), drop for
    straily vs CUBS 6.9 (sat)
    blair vs NYM -5,8 (sun)
    or grab hill, since he was just recently damn good for a 2nd time. hill’s next start @ DET is mucho hated by SON.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bailey 2. Fiers, Hill 3. Shoe 4. Hill

  16. Free Max B says:
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    Drop anyone for Pomerantz or Snell?
    Use #1 waiver for Blackmon?
    Target SP or OF for my bench batters (God knows why I have 3 2B)?

    12 Team H2H w/ OPS and QS
    C- Grandal
    1b- Abreu
    2b -Odor
    3b – Frazier
    Ss – Seager
    OF – Betts
    OF – Marte
    OF – Pederson
    Util – Dozier
    Util- Pujols
    Bn – Segura
    Bn – White

    SP – Matz
    SP – Salazar
    SP – Iglesias
    SP – Smyly
    SP – Rodon
    SP – Corbin
    SP – Velasquez
    SP – Severino
    RP – Cishek
    RP – Vizcaino
    DL – Boxberger
    NA – Uriasp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias for Snell… Segura for Blackmon

  17. OaktownSteve says:
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    Pomeranz has a new pitch. Cutter. We talked about it. It sets off his curveball. Padres staff say his curve is top 5 in MLB, maybe top 3. Spin rate. It’s all spin rate these days. Maybe you boys need a refresher course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, yeah, do remember that

  18. Warren says:
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    Sorry, uno mas. Thanks Grey!

    ROS ranks:

    Nola
    Moore
    Gausman
    Hammell
    Lackey
    Odorizzi

    • Warren says:
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      @Warren: Pomeranz too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Moore

  19. dom says:
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    ha the thumb Hamilton uses to bum rides to 1st base

    rushed to grab Snell in my 18 teamer, dropped Jonathan Villar who I think is a sneaky solid hitter who qualifies at MI/CI…. do you think I should’ve dropped Desmond Jennings, Mesoraco (I have Posey), a back end starter (Tropeano, Bassitt), or a stash (Reed, Urias, Stephenson, Berrios)… OPS league plus the other 4 standards plus hits, walks, XBH… whatcha think?

    • dom says:
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      @dom: I guess Villar would be useful if Brad Miller continues to struggle (.424 OPS)… I’ve long been a believer in him but he’s been awful… what do you think of those two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  20. hondo says:
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    Every year I buy 2 pairs each of navy blue,royal blue and black sweatpants.I don’t understand the hate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  21. ThE sHiT says:
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    Votto/KZar or Rizzo and it is close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, sure

  22. Scott says:
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    So is Blake a stash and see how he does? Or is he balls to the wall start against the Spankees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash in some leagues, start in others

    • You know nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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      @Scott: After watching the Yankees against Rich Hill, I’d start myself against them, and I’m not even left handed!

  23. Da Fuq Delino? says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto.

    You starting Snell tomorrow @NYY? Or taking the wait and see approach?

    Lamb, Khris Davis, Domingo or Carter for a UTIL bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him in 12 team… Domingo

      • @Grey: Props to me for searching the SEVENTY mentions of Snell on this page to make sure you hadn’t already answered if you were starting him tomorrow.

  24. The People's Strudel says:
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    You think it’s worth dropping Severino for Snell right now? Or Joe Ross with his blister issue?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Severino

  25. Bostero111 says:
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    12 team H2H redraft.

    Drop Lawrie for Saunders, Travis Shaw, or Melvin Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

      • Bostero111 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man! Have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  26. El Guapo says:
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    Moore or Santiago for Wil Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

  27. Dan K says:
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    Any thoughts on trying to buy archer low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would for right price

  28. Boswell says:
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    Pick up manaea and lose streamer spot sick of missing on these top prospects

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  29. Boswell says:
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    Lindor or archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  30. Natty Boh says:
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    Better MI add: Enrique Hernandez, A. Diaz, Scooter Gennett, Jed Lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  31. Philsfan76 says:
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    1. Offered my Pence and VV for his Gerrit Cole. He has not started Cole yet this year. Is that fairish?

    2. Snell over Pomeranz? i just picked up Pom, but didn’t really need him.

    3. You still vaping? any flavor suggestions?

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole side… Pom… Yeah I still vape, don’t know flavors names

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Philsfan76:

      Swirly Pop

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, yeah, Swirly Pop is the bomb…. Grimey where were the others you got me, they were good too, I’m vaping the mixed berry one right now

  32. Cram It says:
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    OMG Snell is getting the start tomorrow, did you hear? Are you starting Snell tomorrow? Are you waiting on Snell? Are you snelling Snell? Are you dropping Trout for Snell? Snell this, Snell that, help me Snell! Snell, snell, sNell, S’nell, BAAAAAHHH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Cram It:

      Ian Snell? Ian Dante Snell?!

      • Cram It says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I don’t even know anymore. I was in such a tizzy.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Yeah you’re right about Lamb. I didn’t even look at his horrible Lefty splits because I only own him in Scout. That blows. Be better Lamb!

  33. Kyle says:
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    Limited on starts per week, pick 2 to start!
    – Moore vs NYY
    – Matz vs ATL
    – Corbin vs PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where starts are matters

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey: I’m not good at riddles.

        • knucks says:
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          @Kyle:

          Moore @ Yankees
          Matz @ Atlanta
          Corbin vs. Pirates

        • job3rd says:
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          @Kyle: It really wasn’t a “riddle”.

  34. OaktownSteve says:
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    If the season ended today, A’s would be in the playoffs. Just sayin’, Alrightythen.

    You rolling Sanchez out there against the swinging A’s today? Jed Lowrie hitting clean up. You have been warned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Sanchez

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        me too.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Wish I hadn’t!

  35. Larry says:
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    Drop Boxberger for Madson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  36. Big league choo says:
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    10 team qs league

    Lose karns for nicasio?

    • Big league choo says:
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      Or Santiago ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  37. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    SNell or Rodon ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  38. Jack mcgarry says:
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    Just sent you daiquiri money, thanks for all the great stuff?
    12 team, no redraft, pick 3
    Chen,Nola, Kennedy,buchholz,finnegan,Santiago,hammel
    Thanks

    • Jack mc garry says:
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      @Jack mcgarry: sorry, Jack Florida, not at my device

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kennedy, Santiago, Hammel

  39. dom says:
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    Caleb Cotham a better long term buy than Cingrani? my father’s old school league only has 3 moves a month and saves are super valuable since there’s only 4 roto pitching cats… would it make sense to drop Betances (sitting on his bench not being worth one of the 8 pitching lineup spots) for Cotham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  40. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    What happened to Ian Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rents canoes in Aruba

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        So he turned into Andy Dufresne. Could be worse.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  41. Dangerfield 51 says:
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    Snell or Henry Owens the better pickup. Owen starting Sun @ Hou.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  42. DT says:
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    Did you just spoil Under the Dome for me?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I won’t spoil whether I spoiled it or not

  43. If it was your last fantasybaseballer move this season, & you could sit them against righties, who would you select between Paulsen & Arcia? Some fine Prince stuff this morning Grey. Thanks. Happy Friday!

    • @zombie: Check that, sittin’em against left handed hurlers! Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  44. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Snell @ NYY or shoemaker vs. SEA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoe

  45. John says:
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    Grandahl or Weiters

    1. This weekend (Colorado time?)

    2. ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  46. Gregjeffries says:
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    Happy Friday Grey. Great stuff yet again.

    Would you drop Severino for Daniel Norris?
    Looking for upside SPs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Meh, prolly hold there

      • Gregjeffries says:
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        Gotcha. Thanks for the fast response. Much appreciated

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. Blake Snell says:
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    Looking for 3rd OFer in 12 Team H2H w/ OBP. Can you rank the following:

    Saunders, Conforto, Arcia, Joc, Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  48. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey would you drop Pillar to make room for Snell vs Yankees and Nola to make room for deGrom vs Braves on Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  49. Andrew says:
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    Would you continue to hold Buxton or drop him for Gausman? Billy Hamilton is another drop candidate… thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Buxton

  50. Scott Kimmel says:
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    would you do Cueto and Harvey for Rizzo and Hamels

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Rizzo. Not close.

  51. Robert says:
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    With your infinite wisdom do you think snell is going to stay up? My league has limited pick ups and I’d hate to use one for one start.
    Also, drop Welington for Salty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Welington

  52. web says:
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    Santiago or Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

  53. DonnieB says:
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    Pitching staff is Strasburg, Thor,K-Zar, Gio, Hendricks, McHugh, Kimbrel, McGee and Casilla. Who would you drop to add Pomeranz and/or Snell? Both available. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mchugh, Hendricks

      • DonnieB says:
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        Grab both as rest of season strategy? Thanks

  54. Boswell says:
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    Lamb or Saunders

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

  55. Goldschmidt says:
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    Buy Seager, Sell Keuchel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  56. William Hung says:
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    As a Schoop owner, I can say that people aren’t picking him up right now because he’s 0 for his past 13/14. But I’m keeping the faith since my team needs power

  57. knucks says:
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    King Felix scratched for tonight. Iwakuma to Start. Think its an illness not an injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:

        Felix Hernandez has been scratched from Friday’s scheduled start against the Angels due to illness.
        Hisashi Iwakuma will take the ball instead on regular rest. The Mariners are surely hoping that King Felix will be ready to go on Saturday, allowing him to simply flip-flop spots with Iwakuma.

  58. Jbona3 says:
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    How hard should I be looking to sell Tyler White? (I don’t have a very good 3B option behind him…Brock Holt. Turner/Wright/Lowrie on waivers ATM)

  59. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey,

    he gave me a choice. Cueto and either(Altuve, Donaldson or trout) for Rizzo and Hamels. Would you trade any of them with Cueto to get Rizzo and Hamels or pass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Well

        I was thinking donaldson and then flipping E5 with Marte for Cargo and Arenado

  60. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Got a few questions for ya before the weekend starts:
    (12-team H2H – 6×6 with QS)

    You starting Rodon at home vs. Tex tomorrow?
    Liriano @Ari on Sunday?
    Miley @LAA Sunday?
    Robbie Ray at home vs. Pit Sunday?
    Who would you rather have at MI – Schoop, Eduardo Nunez, Kike Hernandez, Jed Lowrie?

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Rodon, Ray…. Schoop

  61. JMT says:
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    Grey- Medium time, first time! Would you drop any of the following for Snell in a CBS daily league w/ this kind of strange setup: Unlimited IP (3-move limit/week), no DL, standard lineups, 9 pitching slots:
    Erasmo – Arcia (only current bench bat) – E-Rod (sounds like he’s too close to returning to drop)- Nicasio (probably most droppable healthy SP)?
    Feels like Erasmo fluky value to date (managed to have him in lineup for 3 of his 4 wins!) could vanish, OR he could remain valuable all season even if he remains bullpen-banished. Which will it be!!! Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  62. Dangerfield 51 says:
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    MLB suspends Colabello 80 games for positive test for performance enhancing drug.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Dangerfield 51: Smoak to get most of the ab’s now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  63. In honor of Earth Day, if anyone is planning on killing their girlfriend today, please do make sure to compost her…Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Wake Up: LOL!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such a great point

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wake Up: I don’t have any more room in my backyard.

  64. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Byung Ho Park has gotten some light loving from other FBBL blogs at someone to jump on right now. What say you in comparison to Chris Carter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could end up the same… Park has 12 games in the majors, Carter has years

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Agreed. Sometimes it amazes me how people go gah-gah over the shiny new toy versus track record.

        Flashback – The days of Tim Lincecum / Johnny Cueto coming up, when news on prospects wasn’t as exposed and available compared to today, I remember the trades or “valuation” they were getting. People went nuts..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

  65. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Forsythe or Phillips? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  66. Newbie says:
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    Jamie Garcia or Pomeranz ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  67. Bonfires says:
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    Ray Vs Pitt or shoemaker vs Seattl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  68. Greys Puppet says:
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    PLS Rank

    10 T H2H OBP LG

    Santana, Conforto Saunders

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  69. Tio says:
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    Leake @ SD or Santiago vs. Seattle?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Tio: Hector

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

  70. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Snell or Blair as a speculative add?

    Thanks much.

  71. Big league choo says:
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    What are your thoughts on rich hill…k/9 over 11 since he joined Boston.

    Better than Hector santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Santiago

  72. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you do either deal? It’s comes in two parts

    Trade Donaldson and Cueto for Rizzo and Hamels

    Then flip Encarnacion for Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Machado

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        So I should trade Donaldson and Cueto for Rizzo and Hamels then flip Encarnacion for Machado

        • quimmy says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Are you messing around?

          • The Harrow says:
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            @quimmy: no, he’s exactly like that every day, he at least can’t remember what just happened, sometimes can’t read along with it. it’s surprising he hasn’t driven into a revine or drank rat poison, or something else of that nature. i’m not kidding here.

  73. Jacketkneelength says:
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    Drop Stripling for Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  74. Bingo says:
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    Should I give up Jordan Zimmerman and tajian walker for Scherzer or is that too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Bingo says:
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        @Grey: yes trade? Or yes that is i’m
        giving up too much

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Bingo: If it was too much he would have told you that.

  75. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Oswaldo Arcia or Tomas ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

  76. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Am I the only one who upset by Snell’s call up? Was looking forward to having Erasmo filling my RP spot in my H2H once his time to be the 5th starter came.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not I

  77. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I like the 2nd one

  78. Raoul Duke says:
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    Drop Khris Davis or Randal Grichuk for Oswaldo Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  79. Snyders of hanover says:
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    Yo G

    Keeper league, 12 team/ obp…

    I was offered Kluber and Story for my Cole?

    I think I should accept it but?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber side, could backfire

  80. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    jzimm for maeda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Zimm

  81. Papa C says:
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    Is Snell the one that leaves a trail when he pitches?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oregon Trail?

  82. Roger Anderson says:
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    Time to drop Wainwright for Snell?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Roger Anderson: It was time to drop Wainwright since the jump.

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Cram It: now you tell me. That must be one of the reasons I’m in last place. Keuchel, Waino, and Wacha are my SPs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Grey: I forgot, due to the damage (you know a serious blow to the head will do that), I grabbed Finnegan yesterday, so I can drop him and I am out of moves for the week after grabbing Snell. If Waino doesn’t get it wright ( see what I did there…) against the Friars Club tonight he is history Sunday afternoon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds good

  83. Bingo says:
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    Sorry was that yes, to trade for Scherzer or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  84. Kirby Phuckett says:
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    Drop Yordano or Porcello for Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  85. Jason Morgan says:
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    Glasnow or Berrios this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  86. Jimmy says:
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    Tyson Ross – hold or drop in a 10 team mixed. I could pick up a guy like Santiago…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  87. Bonfires says:
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    This the right order pence,Domingo, Saunders,lamb, Matt Holliday, soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  88. Jerry says:
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    Thanks, Grey! One more question: Desmond, Peralta or Saunders, this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  89. Bob says:
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    Ian Kennedy or severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: hill or kennedy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kennedy

  90. Bob says:
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    Rank these rich hill, severino, pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Pom

  91. Bingo says:
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    So this guy is being annoying to trade with now he wants T. walker, J. Zimmerman, and K. Gausman for Scherzer and leake??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer side

    • Snyders of hanover says:
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      @Bingo:

      Pass his BB/9 is in ratio with his 3.75/4 era days plus is FIP is over 4.5era

  92. Erik says:
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    10-Team 5×5
    which 5 of the following pitchers for ROS…
    Santiago, Moore, Pomeranz, Manaea, Nola, Nicasio, Pineda, R Iglesias, Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You going out of the country? Pineda, Moore, Corbin, Santiago, Raisel

  93. Another Dan says:
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    Good stuff again Grey.

    Is Odubel Herrera worth trying to hang on to in a 12 team dynasty? Spent most of the last week sat on my bench due to his poor counting stats. We play 4 OF and 2 x Util.

    Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Prolly not

  94. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    JZimm for Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  95. The Great Knoche says:
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    Tulo out with a hip injury….I’d blame this on the schohawk curse, but thi is Tulo.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Expected, but not this early! Frack!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  96. Andy says:
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    Better side
    Blackmon
    Duda
    Colome and boxberger
    Or
    Bruce
    Carrasco

    Or kluber in liau of carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon or Carrasco is a toss up on needs

  97. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    RCL

    C Grandal
    1B Cabrera
    2B Odor
    3B Machado
    SS Russell
    MI Semien
    CI Longoria
    OF Braun
    OF Puig
    OF Santana
    OF Souza
    OF Soler
    UTL Holiday
    BN Mallex
    DL Blackmon

    SP Syndergaard, Felix, Smyly, Odorizzi
    RP Ramos, Rondon, Colome, Dyson, Cingrani, May
    DL McCullers, Perkins

    1) Looks like my weakest hitters are Soler, Holliday, and Mallex. Would you make any changes for: Holt, Duffy, Arod, Krush, Kiermeier, Rickard, Moreland, Ozuna, Paulsen, Arcia, Lind, Taylor.

    2) Continue holding all of Dyson, Cingrani, and May or drop any for: Hoover, Pomeranz, Bailey, Teheran, Shields, Conely, Tropeano, Graveman, or steamer spot.

    Thanks… Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna over Soler… Davis over Holliday… Dyson is streamer spot

  98. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 with QS and SV+H. Looking for trade ideas.

    A team with Snell in NA and Gausman on DL will need to jettison a couple guys. He also has Zimmerman, Quintana, Eickoff, Taijuan Walker, Iglesias, Tanaka, Wainwright, Zach Davies, Lowe and Gregerson.

    I’ve got Salazar, Buchholz, Rodon, Matz, Kennedy, K-Rod, Jeanmar, Soria, Treinen, Giles, Hudson, with E-Rod and Darvish on the DL.

    I doubt I’ll get his Snell since he drafted him. I’m targeting Gausman, Iglesias, Eickoff, Quintana and Walker.

    I’m not willing to trade Salazar or Darvish, and I’m a believer in Kennedy, but anyone’s available for the right price. Probably can’t unload Rodon or Buchholz as I’d be selling low.

    What’s a good opening salvo? Matz, Jeanmar and E-Rod for Walker, Lowe and Gausman? Fair?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: That simultaneously sounds like a samesies deal and one he wouldn’t do anyway.

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Cram It: You’re probably right but I’m hoping to take advantage of his having to drop players. Maybe I should just message him and say who I’m interested in and who I have available. Or is that being too transparent? Gah! I’m terrible at trades.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Since Matz is just as good as Walker and Erod is as good as Gausman I don’t see what the point of this is

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey: Ok, lemme spin it this way.

        Of the players he might drop (besides Davies), would Eickoff, Quintana, Gausman, Snell or Walker be an upgrade over any of my guys like Rodon, Buchholz, Matz, Kennedy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • The Black Adder says:
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            @Grey: lol

  99. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    and now we find out just why colabello just happened to be useful for first time in his career. smoak bomb or pedro in really deep leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro

  100. Wocka Flocka Shame says:
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    Trying to flip a 2 for 1 because there’s too much goodness on the wire in a 12T h2h. Trade Deshields/Hammel for Maikel Franco? I would still have Betts,Springer,Polanco OF that should provide plenty of swipes, and SP would be:
    Strasburg
    Quintana
    Liriano
    Rodon
    Matz
    Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  101. Bob says:
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    Hector neris over may or axford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Axford if you like

  102. Eric says:
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    Any word on Jose Miguel Fernandez the 2B? Is he worth stashing in 12 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if you have room

  103. John says:
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    Was offered Heyward and Scooter for my CMart and Rickert. Value wise this seems doable but my pitching is so suspect already:

    Archer, Carrasco, CMart, TRoss (DL), J Ross, Rondon, Corbin

    ???!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward side

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Ha! He just added Dickerson for TRoss. That shoulder is scary. his Heyward, Dickerson and Scooter for TRoss, CMart and Rickert. I think this is better for me. What am I missing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Heyward

  104. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    probably too early, but pirela up. guessing if he gets playing time rosales gets thrown out immediately. this is clearly for NL only here.

      • Let us Know Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @OaktownSteve: thank you, you’re 2nd guy in like last 5 days, i’m assuming you know the reference?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  105. Michael Villani says:
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    Mazara or Domingo? Castro or Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara…Castro

  106. Eng says:
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    Grey: would you start or sit Nola today? Thanks and have a great weekend bud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of matchup… I guess

  107. Mike says:
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    Offered Yelich for my Poloanco. Who has more upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: TY Sir.

  108. OaktownSteve says:
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    Snell supposedly making one start and going back down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bummer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could make it hard on them with a great start

  109. joe says:
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    Manager Kevin Cash said Friday that the Rays plan on having Snell make one start before being optioned back to Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (4/22/2016)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh

  110. Hello! says:
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    Keeper league, $10 min..

    $10 Matt Harvey and $20 billy Hamilton

    For

    $10 joc Pederson and $10 Jason hammel

    What side? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey side

  111. Bob says:
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    Drop rich hill for snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  112. ferris says:
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    16 team roto

    1B is a disaster as I was too stubborn to overpay.

    Now I have

    Adam Lind
    Ryan Howard
    AJ Reed

    On thw wire is

    Justin Smoak (everyday tor 1B?)

    Ideally, I’d like to own only one 1B but my Reed stash is hard to quit.

    Can you rank the 4 for this year value?

    Graci

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  113. For an Armenianless vacation come to Akron says:
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    deep league (20). K/9 in play, and QS. ready to turn karns into stream spot if available guys are leake (recently dropped, would have to waiver)/straily/griffin/morton/weaver/wagner/milone/kazmir/elias/worley/morrow (when he’s back soon). fiers also a possible drop, but he has a longer track record (but worse K rate by a lot this year so far) than karns. max 6 SP at any time and my good ones so far liriano (uhhh), hammel, Vince V/archer (uhhhh).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  114. Jim says:
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    Drop McHugh for Santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  115. Clive says:
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    Drop Severino or Rodon for Pomeranz? Or hold? Thanks!

    • Clive says:
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      @Clive: or Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  116. Norbs says:
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    Questions for a 10-tm weekly H2H redraft 6×5 (OPS added) league:
    1. have Russell at 2B & Lawrie on bench (one was insurance in case Story failed to impress). Drop one/both and pick up: Segura or Panik or Walker?
    2. Current SP: Thor – JoFer – Walker – Iglesias -Matz – Corbin – Hendricks – Chen – Corbin (start 5 each week). Drop any for Moore and/or Pomeranz ? Could also drop one of the above IF for a second SP add.
    Thanks as always and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Segura over Lawrie 2. Hendricks for Moore

  117. Joe Shmoe says:
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    ooo…raburn has a bunch of lefties coming up in coors!

    • Joe Shmoe says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: oooo

  118. Bobbo says:
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    Pedroia @ HOU McHugh
    Schoop @KC Young
    12 team 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  119. Bob says:
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    Hazelbaker over Domingo and lamb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  120. Snyders of hanover says:
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    Yo G

    Polanco is in the 8th spot… Really?

    The skipper;s who think they are smarter then everyone else… are IDOITS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

  121. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Should I drop Brandon Crawford for elvis Andrus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        To back up Correa

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Crawford for power Andrus for speed. It’s your team you should know what you need more.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Toe Knee Arm Ass well the team is not hitting this week

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: maybe so, but that’s not gonna change what those guys are projected to do.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey someone in my league just dropped Tyler Glasnow. Should I put in a waiver request for him by dropping Ian Kennedy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  122. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, DeShields
    (1) UT: empty
    (5) Bench: (n/a)

    (1) DL: Brantley

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Rodon, Walker
    (3) RP: K. Jansen, Gregerson, empty
    (5) Bench: (Moore, Ventura, Matz, R. Iglesias, Odorizzi, Corbin, Severino)

    I was planning on dropping Severino for a bat but after yesterday I’m now down by 101 points this so I’m not sure my UTIL production is going to save me now. The soon to be first place team just dropped Pineda and I have the #1 waiver claim so should I definitely drop Severino for Pineda? If so, I’ll still have a roster crunch when Brantley is activated next week. I’ll have one too many pitchers … What’s my best move here?

    a) Package two SPs for a buy low pitcher? If so who would you package and go after?
    b) Package a bat and a SP for an upgrade on offense? Ideas?
    c) Drop Severino for Pineda and then drop a different SP for an available bat until Brantley returns? If so or if I can’t pull off a 2 for 1 trade, which SP gets cut? and for which of the following bats?

    Available SP: Chen, Fiers, Gausman, McCullers, McHugh, Nicasio, Bettis, Nolasco, Wisler, Gravemen, Hill, Niese, Ray, Holland, Colon, C. Anderson, Stripling, Erlin, Cashner, Leake

    Notable FA bats with most points (by position):
    C: Salty, Molina, Castillo, Iannetta, Norris, Grandal, Gomes, Norris, Hundley
    1B: Carter, Shaw, Napoli, Jaso, Myers, Moss, Howard, Moreland, Park, C. Santana
    2B: Panik, Walker, Gennett, Harrison, Phillips, Hernandez, Schoop
    SS: Semien, Mercer, Hardy, Ahmed, Galvis, A. Escobar, Desmond
    3B: Lamb, Tomas, Shaw, Y. Escobar, Wright, Castellanos
    OF: Markakis, Yelich, M. Upton Jr., Span, D. Santana, Tomas, Beltran, Reddick, Piscotty, Saunders, Hazelbaker, Myers, Grichuk, R. Davis… K. Davis & Ozuna

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: I forgot to mention Snell, Pom and most of the pitchers in your BUYs are also available to give you an idea of what pitching is out there in this league…

      Sorry for the length but thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda over Severino

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Claim is set but it won’t process til Sunday. Who should I trying packaging and moving until then? I was thinking of targeting Harvey, deGrom, Archer or Price but don’t know which two SPs to offer? Or should I package a SP with a bat and try upgrading my offense? Buy low bat ideas?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have Scherzer and Salazar, you don’t need another ace

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Word, I was trying to consolidate now instead of having to just flat out drop one of my SP when Brantley returns. I guess I can just worry about which SP to drop on Monday once he is hopefully activated then…

  123. Cabby says:
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    Is snell worth the number 2 waiver in a 12 team yahoo for a team that is a bit thin on SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  124. Big Mike says:
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    Captain, my Captain,

    12-team keeper league. All-Razzball team (Odor, Polanco, DeShields, Semien, Mookie, Arenado). My starters are Kluber, Jobacum, Matz, Ventura, Shields, and Buchholtz. Drop Buchholtz (or AJ Reed) for Snell, or hold?

    Side note – If I win this year with my , I’m buying

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Big Mike says:
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        @Grey: Are Kluber and Jobacum going to stop sucking at some point, or should I panic and sell low on them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so

  125. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Any insight on the new Jose Fernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: The new Cuban free agent 2b. Is he power or speed?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, dur, my bad… He hasn’t played in two years… Sounds like Hector Olivera…

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Grey: So I am guessing the second half impact rotoworld is calling for is nonexistent.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, I wouldn’t go that far, honestly, I’m not hugely familiar with him, I know he didn’t play last year, so he’s a wild card at this point for the 2nd half

  126. Bob says:
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    When do you think manaea gets the call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      June maybe, not sure

  127. muskysmell says:
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    Things are about to get really ugly for Aaron Sanchez….no control today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  128. herschel says:
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    Workin part time at a five and dime
    My boss was Willie McGee
    He told me several times that he didn’t like my kind
    I told him he looked like E.T.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  129. 9 Men on Grass says:
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    Just got offered Wainwright straight up for my Archer. Would you consider that? 5×5 redraft 10team. Great work as always.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @9 Men on Grass:

      That is a terrible offer…borderline insulting
      Archer is a young stud trying to work through his mechanics…Wainwright is just garbage.

      • Snyders of hanover says:
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        @muskysmell:

        There should be no insulting offers… Everyone has the own value on every player. Even if its not the same as yours.

        PS. I am not the guy that offered that. Plus I
        would not take that offer either. lol

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Snyders of hanover: you know damn well some offers are only made hoping that other owner is completely stupid, i’m not saying this is one (i know people who would take waino over archer too), but some offers are EXACTLY that. the kind that are the same thing as offering up a $5 dollar bill in the street for a $10.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  130. Bob says:
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    Guy I’m playing had arrieta last night. 1.50 era, .85 whip 37 innings pitched and he started Kyle Gibson tonight. Hahaha thanks for letting me back in it idiot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  131. jaysfan says:
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    NL league: Strasburg for Harvey?

    AL league: Archer for Hamels?

    Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras….Archer

  132. Nightpandas says:
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    Where do you see Pollock’s value in a keeper? I was offered Ozuna and Pomeranz from an owner not competing this year (15 team keep 11 roto)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around $12-15

  133. Da Fuq Delino? says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. 3 OF spots and 1 UTIL

    My Marte, Upton, and Liriano for Stanton and J-Fer?

    What if he wants Kluber instead of Liriano?

    My OF would be Stanton Belt Delino Domingo at UTIL. Plenty of your buys on ww for my new bench bat.

    • Da Fuq Delino? says:
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      @Da Fuq Delino?:

      Disregard. It’s a no go. Have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton…I’d give Kluber

  134. Andy says:
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    Better side

    Encarnacion
    Carrasco

    Or

    Blackmon
    Duda
    Colome
    Sanchez A

    I have dyson and bj upton for steals
    And kimbrel Jansen Allen and chapman for saves

    Could ask for kluber too

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Andy:

      E5 and Carrasco side and it’s not even close imho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  135. Bob says:
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    Of course I drop verlander and he has 7k through 4 still don’t like him?

  136. gangreen says:
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    I dont care what anyone says , I grabbed oswaldo arcia first this year . Before anyone. Should I drop avisail , for who drury , rickard,, pirela, adonis, lowrie, or markakis. I was thinking even prado, or moran because I just need ave. , and id take a prospect. Its a bench bat im looking for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adonis

  137. Bread n Mustard says:
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    I feel really eager to get rid of Severino. Should I trade Michael Pineda and Luis Severino for Juan Nicasio and Carlos Rondon? ( H2H 12 team 6X6 Redraft)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Bread n Mustard: I wouldnt. Do not give up on Severino. He is no Sanchez. Severino barely walks anyone, generates loads of GBs and the strikeouts will come. His xFIP is 2.80.

  138. muskysmell says:
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    Aaron Sanchez is single-handedly undoing everything Arrieta did for me yesterday

    Dude still can’t get lefties out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s miserable

  139. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    that 70/100 bid for frazier, dropped in dynasty 14 teamer h2h with OPS and defensive stuff didn’t work, my this week opp, who sure looks like best team in league already, got him for 100/100. if i have this
    C mesoraco/d’arnaud (one catcher, but we have to have at least 3/4 of BN spots on hitters)
    1B c.davis
    2B altuve
    SS villar
    3B sano (although it’s sounding like he might be playing 3B soon, so that’s good)
    LF marte
    CF grichuk
    RF springer
    util mini donkey (streamer)
    BN b.hamilton/delino

    should i try to get t.white and if so bid how much out of 70/100 left? league very weak in 3B FA, valencia (when healthy) probably best out there, unless dietrich gets more playing time. mini donkey at home of course is great.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: as far as SS goes in that league, i have t.turner (and rodgers) stashed, and there are options similar to villar out there as well. also have devers stashed for longer term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11

  140. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Jay Bruce or Miguel Sano? (H2H 12 teams 6X6 league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  141. nick the dick says:
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    Ooo I smelled Ells stealing home the second I saw Moore going full over the head windup with him at 3rd. Not like anyone was gonna hit him home.

  142. Neil Kulkarni says:
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    Deep 14 team H2h league 5×5 with OBP and qs instead of avg and W. In a vacuum would you rather have deshields and Raised Iglesias or DeGrom? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom

  143. Brett says:
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    Starting Rodon vs Texas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  144. don says:
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    lamb or chris carter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  145. Nightmare says:
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    My Fiers/Hanley for Puig/Waino? He may want Fielder instead of Hanley. Do it anyways?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig… No on Fielder

  146. los locos says:
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    Grey, what your thoughts on Gray so far? Worth an add over Juan Nicisaco? 7Ks thru 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Coors is gonna be terrible

  147. Lucky Dog says:
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    Polanco hits 2 doubles, moves from 6 to 8 in the lineup.

    Now that he’s homered I guess he’ll be hitting 9th tomorrow.

    If he hits for the cycle they’ll probably send him down to the minors. Good luck kid – too bad you couldn’t stick.

    What the actual fuck, Pittsburgh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

  148. muskysmell says:
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    Xander with his 7th double of the season already today…
    Still only 23, that power is gonna come around soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  149. los locos says:
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    Grey, 3 weeks in so far. Wanted to know if I should drop any guys on my bench for some players on waivers. 10 team keeper, 5×5 OBP; K/9, QS. We need bench players. Team is below, but guys on waivers Carter, Shaw, Baez, Phillips, Nunez, Paulsen, Enrique, Scooter. For pitching Pomeranz, Gray, Erasmo.

    Starters
    Grandal
    Belt
    Kinsler
    Arenado
    Seager C
    Marte
    Trumbo
    Pence
    JD Mart

    Bench
    Santana C
    Wong
    Castro
    Saurez
    Mazara
    Heyward

    Pitchers
    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Salazar
    Hammel
    Odorizzi
    Betances
    Kimbrel

    Bench
    Berrios
    Nicasco
    Pineda
    DL – EROD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need four bench MIs… Lose Wong and Saurez for Pom and Carter

  150. Wilsonian says:
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    Those of you with Franco in your lineup, you’re welcome. SONUVABENCH!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Wilsonian: i’m playing some dude that did that, i just got back to check, thought homers and bases would be much closer, nope, he got cute. one of many reasons (in this league, not you) to have 7 BN bats (deep benches). beltran better option, oh yeah. or t.white. hahahaa.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: should be to NOT have 7 BN bats.

  151. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Jordan Zimmerman for Pineda?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  152. joe says:
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    Betances 20 Ks in 8 innings. Wonder what round he’d go in if he closed

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @joe: Scherzer has 23 Ks in 25 innings, for some perspective.

    • jal179 says:
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      @joe: @joe: @joe: @joe:

      He should close. I’ve got him and Chapman and just HOPE Miller does hold onto the gig rest of the season. He’d have to be the first reliever off the board no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4th

  153. Skeezix says:
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    Grey, I’m trying to upgrade my keepers without torpedoing my current season. We keep 4 hitters per year, and we start 5 OFs, 3 RPs. I’ve been offered Springer and Boxberger for Bautista and Osuna. I’m petty high on Springer and could use a youth infusion. Given that my other RPs are McGee, Rodney and Giles, I’m not sure if this is worth it, but if Boxberger comes back to the closer role it might work well. We only do one waiver claim a week starting in May, so Madson will one hot claim. Thoughts on whether that offer is worth it?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Skeezix:
      Who are your keepers?

      • Skeezix says:
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        @FrankGrimes: They’re weak. I let Pollock go (injury announced the night before my draft). Bautista, Frazier, Rizzo, and then it’s a crapshoot for the fourth (Polanco, Pence, Sano).

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Skeezix:
          League size? Keepers can be kept forever?

          • Skeezix says:
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            @FrankGrimes: 40 man rosters. 10-team league, we start 2 at each IF position (+Util), 5 OF, 1 rookie hitter, 1 rookie pitcher, 6 SP, 3 RP. The rest are reserves. Keepers are for as long as you want to keep them (4 hitters, 2 pitchers).

            • FrankGrimes says:
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              @Skeezix:
              I’d do it

              • Skeezix says:
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                @FrankGrimes: Yeah? I”ve been trying to see if he’d do Bautista and Osuna for Springer and Allen instead, but so far he’s balking. Maybe I’ll see if he’d do Bautista, Osuna and Rodney for Springer, Allen and Boxberger. I don’t want to split hairs, but this is a tricky deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like that trade for you, does take a hit on relief for you

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – I’m going to see if I can get more, but if he won’t budge it’s a tempting deal to make. Madson is on waivers, but we don’t open waivers until May 1st, and he’s likely to get claimed by someone lower than me in the standings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  154. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Carlos Santana in the leadoff spot – does he get a bump in value? If he sticks there all season, he can easily get to 30 HRs with those extra ABs right?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @William Hung:
      Only if he got 1000 ABs

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Do you quit your highly competitive leagues like you did last season?

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass:
          Sometimes real life gets in the way of fantasy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt he easily gets to 30 HRs, any boost he gets in runs is negated by loss on RBIs… Maybe a small boost due to extra ABs

  155. The Harrow says:
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    in 14 teamer with QS and BB’s as added cats, h2h, bout time for mchugh to be a streamer if all of these are out there: buchholz (he’d be tomorrow), tillman, holland, hill, cashner, wisler, graveman, tomlin, griffin.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: only reason i even ask is since ROS player rater has mchugh quite a bit higher than others.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @The Harrow:
        I’d lose him to stream for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  156. ElBoss says:
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    Where is Javier Baez?!! He got a Slam & Legs today!! He’ll get playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

  157. letsgobravos says:
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    Betts just misses the cycle with 2 triples, yet only has 1 RBI. Did score 3 runs, but still a little disappointing in the counting stats department.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @letsgobravos:

      I’m just glad SOMEONE on my teams
      Is fucking hitting the ball!
      Fielder
      Abreu
      Frazier
      AuShizz

      I’d keep going but the tears are starting…

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @letsgobravos: lol – I have nothing but love for that performance.

      Signed, OBP league guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got #firstplaceteamproblems…. I wish I had those problems

    • The Harrow says:
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      @letsgobravos: still good in OPS or total bases leagues. and OBP too.

  158. Lucky Dog says:
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    Hogarth hit on the wrist. Out of the game.

    I own no shares, but I’ll say a prayer for those who do.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @Lucky Dog: “Bogaerts” – come on autocorrect, it’s like you’re not even trying.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  159. Nightmare says:
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    GreyLord!!! Just traded Hughes and HanRam and got Puig and Waino. How’d I do buddy boy!?!? Throw it up top for Piscotty!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  160. Muskysmell says:
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    First Schwarber, then Tyson, now Xander. I am effing cursed
    W T F! UGH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  161. JoeG414 says:
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    They say X got hit in the head , not hand .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it bad?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Didn’t look terrible. Scary at first because it looked like it got him in the head. Got him on the inside of his right arm/wrist. He got up pretty quickly and they sent someone in to run for him. Fingers crossed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed!

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey: BoSox beat writer says xrays are negative. Whew.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  162. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey: head-to-head points league. Better end of this trade?
    Harvey, Cueto, Asdrubal Cabrera, Werth for
    Carlos Martinez, Eickhof, Stanton, Brandon Crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  163. JoeG414 says:
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    X did get hit on the wrist. Waiting for X rays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  164. Gabe says:
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    Would you pick up jack lamb or Tammany Tomas over any of:

    Gerardo para
    Nomar mazara
    Juan nicasio
    Adam Conley

    I don’t really need any stats just seeing if they could upgrade my team. Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb over Conley

  165. Rodger Dorn says:
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    I have salty. Should I drop him for Wellington Castillo seeing how McCann will be back soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  166. Shout out to my 2015 post hype sleeper Moistasskias, who I pounced on again at his crazy low “nobody believes in him” ADP.

    Boy is straight en fuego right now – 27 & coming into his own. This could be a monster season…..finally.

    • @Lucky Dog: actually I think he was my post-post-post-post hype sleeper in 2015.

      ….and I got lucky.

      lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Truth

      • @Grey: at least I can claim credit for prompting you for a Razzball name change?

        lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  167. Tom says:
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    Drop Doolittle for Snell?

    I also have Madson

    12 team 5×5 league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  168. letsgobravos says:
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    Harvey still struggling. Is he a buy low or should owners be worried? I have him on 2/3 teams.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @letsgobravos: Id say hes a buy low…arm is fine hes just struggling with Mechanics

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be concerned due to his IP last year and velocity this year

  169. Bob says:
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    Baez or schoop
    Trade Arcia for trea turner if I need 2b help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop… You’re gonna sit on Turner for two months?

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: na spot so I can put him there and give up Orlando. Already have Lindor and seager

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So where’s he playing if you have Lindor and Seager?

  170. Bob says:
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    Drop Pom and add gray?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bob: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  171. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Prefer Baez or Lamb as a bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  172. Blake says:
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    ok grey – would you pickup any of these guys in my pts league (15pts for a win, 7pts for a S, 1pt for SO). Only 14 pickups for the whole season:

    D Pomeranz
    B Snell
    H Santiago
    R Hill
    C Young

    P: j Smnaardaaz
    P: R Igleasis
    P: J Garcia
    P: N Syndergaard
    P: H Rondon
    P: I Kenneday
    P: J Ordorizzi

    B: W Chen
    B: C Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Blake says:
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        @Grey:

        u think chen, ordizzi and Garcia have more upside then Santiago or young?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Odorizzi does

  173. Moscowitz says:
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    12 team, h2h, 43 moves left ROS, all 8 BN spots occupied by pitching.

    Drop Sanchez for Kennedy or Hammel or stay put and be patient? I tend to keep him for another start.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  174. Derrick says:
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    Sano and Salazar for JD Martinez.

    Which side? 12 team, 5×5 league. H2H.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Derrick: JD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  175. I am the Walrus says:
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    Drop Eickhoff or Pomeranz for Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  176. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Hanley for Mous?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Test Kitchen: wow that’s a tough one! I had Moose last year and Hanley this year. I think they will be very similar in the end, maybe Moose is more reliable for PA cuz Hanley gets hurt etc.

  177. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi, H2H pts, pls rank top 3 ROS: H.Santiago, J.Nelson, A.Nolan, A.Conley, J.Tomlin, T.Roark – Thank you very much!
    ps. Limited sample size but your quick thoughts on Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago, Nelson, Nola…He’s a bench bat

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Nola behind Nelson??? ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nola in front of Nelson

  178. Jiggy Nits says:
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    this might be a tough question. im thinking about making a play for vince velasquez in the old NL only 10 team roto 5×5. can you give me an example of one NL only hitter and pitcher you would offer for him right now?

    cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter, Pom

  179. Carlos says:
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    Who is the weak link? This is my staff and I need to drop someone for a streamer.

    G. Gonzalez
    I. Kennedy
    J. Samardijza
    G. Richards
    R. Iglesias

    THANKS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  180. peacecoast says:
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    have to drop 1: mazara or domingo. roto 12T mixed. can keep 1 year only.

    picked up domingo in 27th round of the draft and mazara off waivers for $5 (out of 100)

    I am so torn. Mazara sits more and is only 20 and might go down when Choo comes back. But I spent 5% FAAB money on him and he could be a great keeper. Domingo is no slouch either, I think I like him more since he plays more, is randomly hitting first and has a great name.

    please help me grey, please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: u meant drop mazara right? it’s just I see another comment where you chose maz over domingo above so I got confused

  181. Aaron says:
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    6×6 10 team w/ OBP, SLG and QS, IP

    Given my league settings, what should I be looking for in return for pujols and liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  182. Moscowitz says:
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    Santiago, Nola, Kennedy, Hammel, Sanchez.
    Please rank them for ROS if you dont mind Grey

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Santiago, Hammel

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: you have Nola behind all those guys now. You just wanna trade for him in some leagues :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey but i think Bob has a point ;)
        Nola behind all those guys? Seriooously?!

  183. Bob says:
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    Sit which one
    Deshields vs Rodon
    Upton,jd vs kluber
    Trout vs Felix
    Lamb vs nicasio

    Leaning deshields

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bob: Lamb would be the guy to sit for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  184. Bob says:
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    Start josh tomlin in Minnesota or Pom @dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  185. Swaggerjackers says:
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    Dump Liriano for Santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        @Grey: Sure would be nice if he could rattle off a game without 4+ walks. Maybe tomorrow! I’ll hold tight though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  186. FrankGrimes says:
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    Where is J-Foh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think real life

  187. Kendrick Llama says:
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    G… Would you lose J Turner for Lamb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  188. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Goooooood Mooooorning Greeeeyyy!!….Just made a Saturday morning trade in that 12 tm roto league w/ 8 keepers that i took over…The team with the slow draft that you helped me out navigating the pitching with…

    I give Nelson Cruz & Segura
    I get Polanco, Wong & Villar…Most likely wind up dumping Wong if i cant move him first.

    Offense looks like this now:
    C. W.Castillo
    1b. C. Davis
    2b. N.Walker/ J. Schoop
    3b. M.Franco
    SS.J. Villar
    OF. Bryce Harper
    OF. G.Polanco
    OF. D. Deshields
    Util. B. Belt
    BN. K.Wong
    BN. C.Dickerson
    BN. Z. Cozart

    There is an innings cap in this league which is why i have three bench bats…Love the Balance in the Offense now and Polanco becomes another Keeper which i needed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it, Polanco is the top guy for me in that trade, Segura and Villar aren’t that different, Wong maybe gets out of his funk

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah feel pretty good about it…Ill try and flip Wong for a Closer if i can, i could use another

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “Flip Wong” hehe

  189. Pete says:
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    I need to sit one of these guys in a win heavy (+10, Loses -6, QS +5, K’s+ 2, Baserunners -1, IP +2) points league.
    Kluber @ Detroit (v. A. Sanchez)
    Snell @ NYY (v. Tanaka)
    Chase Anderson v. Philly (Morton)
    Buchholz @ HOU (v. Fiers)
    Fiers v. BOS (v. Buchholz)

    Stream is only negative on Snell, but he’s new so I don’t think that’s necessarily the right answer. I feel like Buccholz would be the answer except that I have Fiers going to so one of them is likely to get the win.

    Who do you think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  190. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    After the way he pitched yesterday, would you still drop Nola to activate deGrom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know your options

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        nola or Kennedy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kennedy

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok grey if I read it correctly, drop Kennedy for deGrom?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                So between Nola and Kennedy who do I drop to activate deGrom

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nola

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    ok grey thanks I’m dropping Nola to activate deGrom. Thanks

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Grey is snell having one start then be sent back down or staying up

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      1 start

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      no matter how good he pitches today he is being sent down

  191. BrettLawrie says:
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    Calculated all my numbers and schoop will hit a home run and double today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perfect

  192. BrettLawrie says:
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    Think anyone will trade there closer for lamb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

  193. Himom says:
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    Lose Domingo, Mazara, Schoop, or Casteo for Lamb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  194. BrettLawrie says:
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    Schoop if you don’t need a 2b

  195. crushbombs says:
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    start radon today vs tex?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  196. True and Correct says:
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    Conforto v. Tomas/ Corey Seager v. Bogaerts ? Thanks
    Salary cap league. Seager goes for $210k less. Conform-Tomas same salary. Straight roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto…Seager

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate it.
        I remember hearing Prince for the 1st time in 1979 when he released Prince. Was special from jump street. Magnificent talent and a gentle soul who never sold out. Very, very sad, particularly on the heels of Bowie and Frey (though Glenn, despite several iconic albums, wasn’t the pure genius of Bowie and Prince).
        The media circus on how he died does piss me off. Won’t change a thing other than take away the focus of his life and his music. Not a TMZ fan or a fan of the media. Just a lifetime music aficionado.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, nothing changes about how he died….Nothing could ever change, Prince was one of the best… He had some hip problems from years of performing and he took pain meds, big deal, doesn’t change anything… Loved Prince

  197. B says:
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    Happ or rich hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  198. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi, please h2h, please drop 2: Roark, Nola, Conley – thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark, Nola

  199. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Pujols is killing me. Thinking of benching him against F-her and start Myers vs. wacha instead. Bad idea or do it? And I won’t ask you about Pedroia or Schoop this time, lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I benched Pujols in one league

  200. B says:
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    Rendon or schoop
    ROS snell or Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, Nola

  201. B says:
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    Pineda or nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  202. Tgi says:
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    Starting finnegan @mets vs colon??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  203. Tgi says:
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    Conley or Nola if your whip is already high

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  204. John says:
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    Price and Khris for Cast and Polanco. Which side you like in a vacuum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

      • John says:
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        @Grey: z

        Thank you. I like him too. I probably over paid but agreed to Price and Bour for Cast and Pujols. I now can move CMart for a stud OF

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  205. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Castro for Holt or Nunez?

    Thanks

    • Test Kitchen says:
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      @Test Kitchen: That’s Starlin Castro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Test Kitchen says:
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        @Grey: Drop Starlin for Forsythe?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  206. Tgi says:
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    Roark or Nola?
    Pom or roark

  207. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Snell is pitching really well
    4 IP, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 BB, 5K

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, watching him

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        6 strikeouts. Too bad he is getting sent down

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey

            I have a few choices on who to pick up

            Hill
            Happ
            Estrada
            Holland
            Latos
            Tomlin
            Pomeranz
            Eickhoff

            Who should I pick up?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hill

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Did they send him down yet

  208. gangreen says:
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    I benched pujols aswell for myers. But now boagarts is hurt I only have matt adams ,oswaldo,and adonis. So pujols is back in my lineup for now. He never hits well at first but then he will start bringing the bombs soon enough. Last year it was 40. My question is should I drop heaney in the season long rotisserie leage. 16 teams. Finnagen still available, and henry owens and a couple others available. Maybe oh that oh guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Finnegan

      • gangreen says:
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        @Grey: cashner ,is available

        • gangreen says:
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          @gangreen: so isholland ,roark and prcello

          • gangreen says:
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            @gangreen: after what just happened to bundy again should I drop him instead of heaney.

  209. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Somebody dropped Kazmir.
    Worth a waiver add? Would be dropping shoemaker which is essentially my streaming spot. Or hold and continue streaming away since Kazmir (and his injured thumb) are garbage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, or stream

  210. Tgi says:
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    Roark or santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  211. nick the dick says:
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    I have stupid amounts of saves, need to lose one to pick up dropped Gomez. K-Rod, Tolleson, Allen, Jeffress? Gotta be Toll or Rod?

    • gangreen says:
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      @nick the dick: saves are hard to come by if your killing it keep killing it. I dont think you should drop a closer ever. Unless hes bound to lose his job I guess.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @gangreen: No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toll

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @nick the dick: I’ve been trying to decide whether Beaker from the Muppets would be a better color man than FP Santangelo. Perhaps you could shed some light on this.

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Fred Garvin MP: Comment fail. Not meant as a reply to Nick.

  212. Live wire says:
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    Would you put Chen over Hendricks and santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Hendricks

  213. Mamamia says:
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    Reddick or lamb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  214. Mamamia says:
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    Rank em Maeda,stroman,rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, Stroman

  215. Geico says:
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    You like bucholz over Pom and nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  216. gangreen says:
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    Salty is leaving a salty taste in my competions mouth, I just told them its just his Long Balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  217. The great Knoche says:
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    Tulo should hurt his hip more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  218. Jeff says:
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    Hey –

    Looking to up my stats for relievers. In a league that counts HOLDS + SAVES. I currently have Papelbon, Jepsen, and Vizcaino. Thinking of replacing Jepsen or Vizcaino with Herrera for the increased opportunites. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz

  219. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey
    10-tm H2H categories, even stats
    My low end pitching guys are:
    Finnegan & M. Leake
    Thinking of dropping Leake, grabbing homer Bailey, putting him on my DL and then grabbing (stashing) Snell, good move?
    Other waiver options: Tomlin, Porcello, Rich Hill
    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  220. crushbombs says:
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    semien or aclides for MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  221. Rich says:
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    Keeper League – Points – weekly lock

    current SS is Semien

    would you trade Miguel Cabrera for Tulo?

    • Rich says:
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      @Rich: could also use your opinion on a

      Miguel Cabrera and Michael Conforto for A.Gone and deGrom deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  222. letsgobravos says:
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    Betts injured a finger sliding. Staying in the game. Please let him come up for his next AB. Can’t afford to lose him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh God

  223. crushbombs says:
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    does reyes play when he returns? worth holding?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

  224. Brett says:
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    You buying low on archer?

    More concern on miggy or j uptin?

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: offer was miggy and archer for j upton Nola and Jepsen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy… Concerned on Archer

  225. letsgobravos says:
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    Todd Father heating up. 3rd homer in 5 games. All solos, unfortunately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it

  226. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: Rodon owners stepping back from the ledge. Starting him next week @bal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Moneyball says:
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      Do not start him at Baltimore.
      (I’ll be benching.)

  227. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Too early to worry about J Abreu? He is yawnstipating as hell. I hate fantasy baseball when my top picks aren’t hitting.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Carlos:

      I am with you brother..

      he just broke his 0-for-forever streak with a walk off base hit so hopefully he’ll start turning things around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, early

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        Unfortunately my league doesn’t have a walk off hits category. Need this mope to get hot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  228. Wilsonian says:
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    Domingo is yawnstipating, but not sure I should drop him even if he isn’t starting today. Would you dump him for any of the following:

    Piscotty
    Souza
    Harrison
    Pillar
    Tomas
    Rajai
    Rosario
    Arcia

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

    Just missed out on Myers. Dammit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Ozuna over Pissnotty?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  229. Project Merkin says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Drop Anibell for Roark?

    • Project Merkin says:
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      Or I could pick up Chris Carter. I’m high on steals and arenado and the Riz are my only big power guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  230. muskysmell says:
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    Grey…what to do with Abreu? He’s killing my team
    Who would have thought I’d have to worry about him going into the season, he seemed like one of those set it and forget it dudes

    FA list is slim pickens…Myers, Chris Carter, Travis Shaw…

    Bench or Start next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  231. muskysmell says:
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    Meanwhile Mookie is 10 for his last 16.
    Lock for first round next year!

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @muskysmell: didn’t people want to drop him like 6 days ago? hahahaah.

  232. Jon says:
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    Add Blake Snell over Fiers, Conley, Karns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jon: not now that he’s back down.

  233. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    They sent snell back down. I want to grab hill but have to wait until yahoo puts the na on him. How long does it take before they do that

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: likely 3 AM eastern, if not later.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow so I guess tomorrow I can make the move

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: 3 AM eastern is technically tomorrow, yes, but i view it as late tonight. you should check back before that though, in some instances they’ll do it slightly earlier.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Thanks Aubrey. Usually they put a player on the DL a couple of hours afterward so I thought the same thing

  234. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    14 team dynasty with QS. 1500 innings (and only 3 RP) max, so i can bench guys, today benched fiers for buchholz, yeh, although buchholz was fine except for the grand slam in one inning, was pretty good (K’s back too) besides.
    staff is: mchugh, buchholez, odorizzi, smyly, salazar, carrasco, carmart, fiers (finally good), j.garcia. drop mchugh and/or buchholez for hill/graveman/wisler/tropeano/tillman

    2. same league, we have slugging over homers, and OBP over AVG. drop ozuna for his name is paulsen, this is last bench bat, so could play only in coors here. also could turn this spot into backup catcher (3rd bench bat spot)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. McHugh for Hill 2. Nah

  235. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Colby Rasmus over Joc as a bench OF in OBP/OPS leagues? Rasmus is really killing it, has a Votto like walk rate and pretty sustainable babip…

    Thanks!

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: yeah, he appears to be actually turning into the player he was drafted to be. K’s are mostly gone now too (compared to all other years)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

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

  236. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    which side wins?
    I give Wil Myers and Shelby Miller (or Mike Fiers if I can’t get him to take miller)
    I get David Ortiz and Santiago Casilla

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ortiz side

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: what about Ortiz for Myers straight up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair

  237. Jon Doe says:
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    A. Who’s the best hitter you’d give up for archer?
    B. Matz or archer rest of season?
    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Depends on the league, maybe around a top 100 player B. Archer

      • Jon Doe says:
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        @Grey:
        Should I start Fernandez vs Sf tonight?
        In a weekly hth by category, winning era whip and k/9 but not by much. Up by 1 in wins and QS and have Matz pitching right now. Have Strasburg tomorrow and opponent has hammel. Healthy lead in Ks, tied at 0 in cgs. Thanks a lot- I’m struggling with this one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  238. Creepy Crespi says:
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    Which side in a redraft?

    A: Trout / A. Jones / Salazar

    B: Thor / C. Davis / Polanco

    C: There is no C. There are four lights.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

      • Creepy Crespi says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the quick reply in the evening.

  239. YC says:
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    Hey Grey – hope all is well.

    A. in an RCL we can move on from d’Arnaud now, right?
    B. In a weekly, 12 team, 2 Catcher league, do I hold d’Arnaud? Options include: Rupp, Ross, Soto, Holaday
    C. In same weekly league, I need to bench 1 of the following 3:
    -Myers: @SF(3), @LAD(3) – Bum, Cueto, Kershaw
    -Gardner: @ TEX(3), @BOS(3) – 4 Lefties including Price, Hamels
    Joc Pederson: MIA (4), SD (3) – 2 Lefties plus Jose F.

    Any help would be great. Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @YC: 1. Yes…2. Hold…3. I’d bench Gardner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes b. Blah c. Myers

  240. FrankGrimes says:
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    Maeda Sonovabench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @FrankGrimes: yeah, him and shark now going into COL like it’s SD 2 years ago.

  241. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    A guy in my league has offered me cutch and Miggy. He wants Altuve and either Correa, Machado Trout or Donaldson. I’m getting Rizzo in a deal for Donaldson. Do I offer one of them if so who or do I pass?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: I’d Pass on that

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        i did pass on it

  242. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    LGM….That is all

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      JeF WiTh 1 F what is LGM?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Scott Kimmel: Let’s Go Mets!

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          LGY!!!!!! Let’s go Yankees!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  243. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    20 teamer with only 74 moves left on year, QS league h2h. had dropped karns for snell, dropped snell for shoemaker for tomorrow, drop c.anderson for any of griffin/karns/worley/rubby (finally one good start)/weaver/nolasco (surprisingly good so far)/davies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

  244. Wilsonian says:
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    Hanley worth a waiver claim for my OF4?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  245. unclefavre says:
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    Rendon or Phillips?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  246. kelyeh says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Could you please rank the following?

    Aaron Nola, Luis Severino, James Shields. Thank you!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @kelyeh: probably you did, unless shields is 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola, Severino

  247. toneDEAF! says:
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    If Baez was playing everyday, would you like him better than Schoop at MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  248. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Start Ventura today vs Baltimore?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  249. Wilson says:
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    I need hitting scores…
    For today,
    Carter vs Eickoff or Mazara vs Latos, who to start?
    For ROS,
    Carter or Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter…Maz

  250. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft (holds are counted)

    C- Salty
    1-Rizzo
    2-Skinny Dee
    SS-Machado
    3-Corey Seager
    OF-Braun, Marte, Heyward
    Util-Mazawa, DeShizznit
    NA-AJ Reed

    SP-Thor, Salazar, Matz, Moore, Joe Ross, Corbin, V Ventura, Wainwright
    RP-K-Rod, Madson, Dyson, Arold-Rage
    DL-Darvish, Ryu

    Any of these FAs over my team above, thanks man?!

    Bats- Mooseknuckles, Rasmus, Lamb, Neil Walker, Freedie Freeman
    SPs- Hector Santiago, Rich Hill, Erasmo, Happ, Colome, Siegrist (holds league)

    thanks grey!
    Ryan

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Add Aaron Blair and Robbie Ray into the FA SP list for what it’s worth too

      happy sunday brutha
      ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  251. Wilsonian says:
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    Have Frazier at IF. Can put Carter or Segura there.

    Would you deal Frazier for Marte if I needed OF help?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  252. Brett says:
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    12 team have category for saves and holds. Daily moves

    Starters: Nola Jason hammel j fer rodon Salazar Matz Ventura and McCullers on dl

    Relievers Jepsen street tolleson dyson colome McGee

    Would you trade Jepsen and Nola for smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  253. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 TM NL only – 6 yr keeper

    Drop cashner for Aaron blair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  254. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Morning Grey,

    In my 10 team redraft H2H-er, I’m finding myself with a pitching roster crunch, as I always try to keep a streamer spot open (as you can imagine, tons of great options for streaming with only 10 teams), but can’t figure out which guy to let loose into streamer-dom…

    Which of the below guys would you drop for streamers, or are they all more or less the same? (PS- this league counts both QS and W, so guaranteed 6-7 inning guys have more value).

    Jake Hodor-izzi
    Santiago (he’s been a QS machine)
    Nola (great whip and Ks, everything else meh)
    Velazquez
    Corbin (dong exactly what we expected more or less, but nothing earth shattering)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Makes sense- he’s basically just been putting up what you’d hope for from a streamer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I just dropped him for the same reason. He hasn’t sucked. But he hasn’t done anything better than what I can get from a streamer.

  255. Moscowitz says:
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    Feliz or Siegrist for holds? Both are pitching great lately but Feliz has already 5 holds to Siegrist zero.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Siegrist

  256. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 TM AL ONLY DYNASTY.

    Oswaldo Arica is available.. I have a need for power

    Drop naquin for him?

    (I also have buxton on my roster – would hate to drop him though, wish they would just send him down.) this league has no bench so he’s in my lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  257. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Start Pineda vs TB or Latos vs Tex or neither?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

      • Test Kitchen says:
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        @Grey: Any ideas what is up with Pineda? He’s still not walking guys but he’s getting crushed.

        I’m obviously dropping him already. Pom @ SF, Kennedy @ LAA or Chen @ LAD tomorrow?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kennedy

  258. peacecoast says:
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    grey,

    u meant drop mazara right or did you mean keep him (over domingo)? it’s just I see another comment where you chose maz over domingo above so I got confused

    also how do u feel about dropping karns for santiago, pomeranz or tropeano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara on a bench is better than Domingo… Domingo is a better starter… Pom over Karns

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: my OF is: Upton, Kemp, Deshizz, Polanco, Hanley. Those are all > Domingo so I should drop him and keep Maz on the bench? Got it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  259. Joeg414 says:
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    Today’s Batty Call – 6×6 roto
    Mark Reynolds home vs A.Wood
    Mark Canha @Tor Hutchison
    M.Byrd @Det Greene
    Ezequiel Carrera home vs Surkamp
    Ryan Rua @CWS Latos
    Cron home vs Miley

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Joeg414:
      I this its down to : Carrera (batting lead off for Tor )
      or Reynolds (swing and miss in Col)
      Or is it Canha vs first start Hutchison ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        I see B.Drudy is also in there today vs Liriano

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try him if you like

  260. Josh says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re doing well. Just a few questions.
    Deep 12 team, yahoo h2h standard 5×5 categories.

    A) each one of these guys is a potential bench bat for me, can you please rank them? Semien, Carter, odubel herrera, Neil Walker, Javier Baez
    B) drop hundley for saltalamachia?
    C) drop erasmo for Josh Tomlin or Kyle Hendricks?

    Thanks Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Baez B) yes C) Hendricks

  261. peacecoast says:
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    hi grey (again)

    have heaney on DL, thinking of dropping him and using that DL slot for Cobb

    yes no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: thanks dude

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  262. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    my catcher is JT Realmuto. right now he pretty much sucks. I don’t want to drop him, and hope he can turns things around.

    multiple teams have 2 catchers, so there isn’t much on waivers.
    teamA- Lucroy, Grandal.
    teamB- YGomez, Molina.
    teamC- McCann, Ramos.
    teamD- Vogt, Hundley
    teamE- Norris, Trown.
    teamF- Mesoraco, d’Arnaud

    I could try and trade for 1 of these catchers, but I don’t think they’re going to want Realmuto back with how is hitting.

    are any of these catchers worth picking up from waivers? (dropping Mark Reynolds)
    Carlos Ruiz
    AJ Pierzynski
    Chris Iannetta
    Christian Vazquez
    Kurt Suzuki

    MY TEAM
    CA- Realmuto. 1B- Duda. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Castellanos. SS-0 Machado. IN- Panik.
    OF- Marte. OF- Yelich. OF- DeShields. OF- Granderson. UT- Trumbo.
    BN- Rickard, CHernandez, Lind, MxSmith, Duvall, Reynolds. DL- Ethier.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- deGrom. RP- Britton. RP- Madson.
    P- O’Day. P- Strickland. P- Neris.
    BN- Cotham, Garcia, Smyly. DL- Boxberger. DL- Ryu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those waivers catchers are awful, just ride it out with Realmuto

  263. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Who do you like better in a 10 team mixed for tomorrow:

    Walker vs. Hou (Fister)
    Porcello @ Atl (Teheran)

    Stream-O likes Walker a little bit more, what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to continue watching Pineda getting sex-pummeled by the Rays. I know his command is iffy, but how can a guy with such sterling peripherals continue to massively under perform.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

  264. Uh oh Cookie crunch…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  265. letsgobravos says:
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    Carrasco hurt on a play at first. Look like a knee. Can’t put any weight on it and in lots of pain.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: shit, i saw he’s out. not cool.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: at least it’s not an arm thing.

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @goodfold2: That’s true. I don’t own him anywhere so no stake for me. It did look bad though. I’m no expert, but I would guess some sort of sprain. Hopefully he doesn’t need surgery.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @letsgobravos: very bad for me, ace in about 6 leagues. so i’ve traded getting back bauer as SP in one league (dynasty of course that i still even own bauer) for losing ace in 6 leagues. neat.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: ok, left hamstring strain, so nothing badly torn at least (possibly knee till we knew), hopefully only a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  266. goodfold2 says:
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    NL only go back to rubby from chase anderson, at least one of them K’s people.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  267. GoJays says:
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    Hey Grey, I need to choose 2 of these underwhelming guys to run out there this week – thoughts?

    Ozuna, 7 (@LAD, @MIL)
    Shaw, 7 (ATL, NYY, @ATL)
    Soler, 6 (MIL, ATL)
    Adonis Garcia, 7 (BOS, @BOS, @CHC)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, Shaw

  268. GoJays says:
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    One more for you Grey – I’ve got a bunch of possible 2-starters this week coming up. I need help in choosing which ones are worth it. Three of these four need to start:

    Chen (@LAD, @MIL)
    Joe Ross (PHI, @STL)
    Gausman (CHW, @TB)
    Corbin (STL)

    Basically if I go with all of the 2-starters, then I would be sitting Corbin, who has a tough start against STL (Karns is my only other bench option ATM). I’m wondering if all are worth a shot, but Gausman is my big question mark since he isn’t guaranteed to get 2, and since he’s only just coming off the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Gausman

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: Probably a good call, though I now see that Joe Ross’ first start will be skipped, so now he’s only got one start against STL. Still start him over Gausman (and Karns)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, Gausman

  269. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you drop Joc for Souza, Pillar, or K. Davis?

    Carter or Moose for bench/UTIL bat?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: would you rather lose Carter for Souza or trade Frazier for Marte?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Souza

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: that’s kind of what I was thinking. Thanks. Had an offer out for Marte, but think I may pull back.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  270. Brett says:
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    Need speed buxton or dyson? Do you believe buxton turns it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  271. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    somebody was on here about 2 days back talking about dropping heyward. hahahaha. i told him about how heyward was awful for about the first 78 MLB days last year until he was great for ROS afterwards, now he’s got 3 steals (and got caught today too another time) this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: bad part was i dropped heyward before day 78 (it’s WHY i know what day it was when he started being great), and my weekly opp in money league waivered him and got about 8-9 bases and numerous counting stats for rest of that week and beat me. then later claimed only reason he made playoffs (where i beat him easily hehe) was my dumbass dropping heyward. that playoff thing wasn’t true either.

  272. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Sunday!

    12 team Yahoo H2H. 6×6 (QS)

    I’ve had Gausman on DL. Activate or drop? If activate, who’s the drop?

    SP: Archer/ Carrasco/ Salazar/ Matz/ Kennedy/ Moore/ Velasquez/ Pom

    RP: Allen/ Betances/ Ramos/ Gomez / Vizcaino

    Leaning toward dropping Viz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Viz

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks my man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  273. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Which of these guys would you rosters for the back end or are they all just streamers? Would be a matchup based end of rotation move.

    Shoemaker
    Roark
    Tomlin
    Holland
    Kazmir
    Medlen

    Or, if it’s really a streamer type spot anyway, would you stash Berrios or Glasnow instead?

    Lol, or just stream that spot instead?

    A big thank you as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  274. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    for tomorrow (COL home) raburn or assume s-rod PIT plays, depth charts show s-rod not as lefty side guy with jaso but it appears it’s just not updated here, as jason rogers has less at bats than s-rod, plus s-rod is hot lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Raburn

  275. For an Armenianless vacation come to Akron says:
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    holy shit, anybody else in a league deep enough where you kinda had to keep forsythe? damn sweet situation to be in. or a league deep enough where you needed to draft him? same difference.

  276. Swfcdan says:
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    Gah I hate it when you have hitters on a bad team (Reds) and when they get into a hole early on in the game, their hitters just all come up swinging to get the game over with as they don’t believe they can comeback. Is there a glossary term for that?

    Are you buying Suarez’s hot start on the reds? Him or B Crawford in a dynasty, for this year….and beyond!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Eugenio

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Swfcdan: i didn’t like streaming duvall over e.carrera today, thought i’d get more XBH/RBI’s out of him.

  277. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    K rod is na now. Should I release him and get someone else (choices are slim: Cishek,Colome, or grilli) or just pick someone up until he comes back. Again slim pickings

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      grey

      Mark Lowe or Justin Wilson which one will be closing in K rod absence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey what about the situation in Detroit who is closing there. Do I drop k rod for Cishek or put him on na and pick up Cishek

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: if you can NA him why not, but so far cishek has been better anyway, as has colome, but of course colome’s job not as safe as cishek’s.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: how are those choices “slim”, cishek and colome have been much better than F-Rod anyway, and are closers. in competitive leagues you’ll find only grilli types out there, then it’s guessing time.

  278. letsgobravos says:
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    Second week in a row I’ve choked away huge leads on Sunday in one of my leagues. Was leading 10-2 an hour ago, now trailing 6-7. Opponent has Rizzo so his monster game is killing me. Last week had a 13-0 lead heading into sunday and ended up 6-6. Team is putting up good #s though, 6 wins, 7 QS, 2.11 ERA, .80 WHIP, 7 saves, 56 ks, 1 HR allowed to lead 6 of 7 pitching cats. 11 HRs and only 25 RBIs though and losing all offensive cats other than a tie in steals at 6. Would be annihilating almost every other team in the league this week, but that’s H2H for you I guess. Still pretty frustrating bc I got drilled in week 1 and now a second straight lackluster finish assuming my offensive can’t rally with Mookie, Xander, Trout, Pujols and Polanco in late games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @letsgobravos: in fantrax you can actually play every team plays every other team each week, that gets rid of the luck. i’ve been looking for those for years and finally found one site that does it.

  279. The Great Knoche says:
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    Still offering Story for JustDong level type player or am I dreaming too high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dreaming, likely

  280. letsgobravos says:
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    Pujols breaking out of a 0-27 streak with a homer and single so far. Longest hitless streak of his career.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  281. letsgobravos says:
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    Jesus Christ Harper is a machine. Just hit a pinch hit solo shot to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th.

  282. Hankg says:
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    Hi Grey. Would you drop either Corbin or Santiago to pick up Rodon off waivers? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  283. ThE sHiT says:
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    Lose Pineda for Roark or Porcello? 12 team h2h 62 moves left for the year

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Roark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  284. Where’s the Beef? On every team…

  285. letsgobravos says:
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    Placido comes through with the bases juiced for 2 RBIS. When are they going to move him up in the lineup? They have batted several different guys at leadoff. What could they possibly have against Polanco?

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: …brain fart. By Placido, I meant Gregory.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

  286. Jon Doe says:
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    Which side? Polanco and segura for altuve and Gardner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve