Sorry, but first I must purge myself of all Yu song references.  If you don’t like that, Yu Can’t Always Get What Yu Want, but, if Yu try, Yu might get what Yu need, because all Yu Need Is Love, and I Wish Yu Were Here.  Yu Give Love A Bad Name, but I’m gonna Run to Yu.  Even if Rick rolled, I’m Never Gonna Give Yu Up, and shut don’t go up, but Yu do. Yu Take My Breath Away when Yu pitch well, but Yu Never Give Me Your Money, which makes sense since Yu Don’t Know Me.  Without or Without Yu Yu (stutterer!) can put together a solid rotation, but Yu Light Up My Life when it’s the Best of Yu. Have I Told Yu Lately he needed to cut down on his walks? Yesterday, he went 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks (zero walks!), ERA at 5.14, and I Know What Yu Did Last Summer (disambiguation: song), but what about now? Don’t Yu (Forget About Me).  Did the Rangers closer, Chris Martin, Fix Yu? Remains doubtful, but no walks is Arthur’s Theme (Best Yu Can Do).  Any hoo!  Yu Darvish might’ve been dealing with a mechanics issue, and maybe now that’s fixed.  He does have a near-12 K/9, the only bugaboo is his 7+ BB/9, but if he can tame that he immediately shoots to at least a number two, and stops plopping out number twos.  Do Yu Understand (ft Tory Lanez & Gunna).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, and nearly had a 2nd homer.  If the game would’ve ended before Schwarber hit his home run, I would’ve told you he was crazy due for a home run.  Now, I imagine he’ll hit another three homers in five games.  His line doesn’t show it, but Schwarber was on every pitch.  Then again, Maddon might just randomly bench him for a week.

Addison Russell – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  The fan, who caught the ball, threw it back and was banned from Wrigley for life by Theo.  Then, Theo was reminded, the Cubs were in Cincy.  So Theo just banned someone who was playing Ring Around The Rosy because of its origins dating back to the Great Plague.

Albert Almora Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Parallel Universe Almora is on the Angels and has 11 homers.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .295.  Fun fact!  Jose Peraza changed his last name to Iglesias.  Right?  Tell me that’s what happened.  C’mon.

Chris Archer – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.58, as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I figured for Casual Fridays it was fine to dress in Winnie the Pooh cosplay. My apologies if I misread the rules.”

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .293.  This is interesting (to me).  On our Player Rater, you see Escobar is around the 12th best 3rd baseman, but he’s dramatically worse per game.  That’s the essence of Escobar.  Not flashy, but, because he plays every day, he accumulates value.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .276.  Because I was looking at the Player Rater for the previous blurb, Jones is around the 35th best outfielder.  Another interesting thing (to me) is looking at the top 40 outfielders who aren’t owned in 100% of leagues:  Pence, Ad. Jones, Avisail–Well, you can look if you’re interested.

Taijuan Walker – Will have an MRI on his shoulder, which is totally normal for a guy rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.  Sounds like Dr. James Andrews wasn’t being paid fast enough.

Zack Greinke – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.78, but left with abdominal tightness.  Greinke also stole a base in this game, and has same number of steals as Jose Altuve.  *insert Michael Scott grimacing GIF*

David Peralta – Left yesterday’s game with trap tightness. Just needs to listen to some Migos and it’ll loosen up.

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th and 11th steal, hitting .290.  In one league, I’ve gained six points in steals from having Dyson, The Chicken Man.

Elvis Andrus – Hit the 10-day IL.  Don’t want to say I jinxed him, but I accidentally wrote his last name Enderus, and that was his demise.

Willie Calhoun – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he was recalled from the minors.  Calhoun being called up is like the team with the most losses in the NBA getting 1st pick.  He’s failed after so many promotions to the majors, that he keeps getting another envelope in the giant drum.  “This envelope is freezing cold and boiling hot, guess I’ll open it…Willie Calhoun!”  Cut to:  Willie Calhoun holding a jar of Icy/Hot.  I guess he’s okay for a flyer, but he has no position and figures not to play every day.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .288.  The other day in what seemed like some divine inspiration, Rudy texted me that he figured out the best nickname for Shin-Soo Choo:  Seoul Train.

Ronald Guzman – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I still think he can get into 30 homers, and I mean that in a way that 30 homers means something and not like just something Tommy La Stella can do.

Adalberto Mondesi – 3-for-3, 1 RBI and two steals (14, 15), hitting .281.  Whatever, he’s only on pace for a 20/60 season.  Meh.  Not great, I guess.  Oh, and he’s on pace for 120 RBIs, but, ya know, my preseason projection for his RBIs was way too high.  Silly high, really.  Live and learn, I suppose.

Kenta Maeda – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.51. And just like that Maeda is now the fantasy number three we owned the whole time. About time!

Matt Strahm – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  Hmm…Or rather, Strahmm… I wonder if he’s a Hodgepadre.  Might have to cyclops this.

Gio Gonzalez – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  Nice.  He looked great in the minors; the Yankees look like a total mess of injuries; you have to really wonder what the hell the Yanks were doing by releasing him.  I still only like him in deep leagues, but, uh, MLB is a 30-team league, that’s kinda deep.

Jose Urena – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.44.  Due to the Streamonator, I started Urena in all the leagues where I own him.  I knew you’d be happy for me (fake it, jerk).

Diego Castillo – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 5th save, ERA at 1.57.  Kevin Cash is using the ol’ Different Closer Every Week (DiCE Wee) strategy.  Next week it will be Pagan again, then Alvarado the following week, then no saves for a week, then Castillo.  Pretty cool Cash is even able to choose which week there’s no saves.

Shaun Anderson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in his first start. Grabbed him in two of three NL-Only leagues, and will grab him in the third if my FAAB bid is enough. Do I love him? Not especially, but a Giants starter has value, due to his park, and right now I have Tyler on my bench smoking Beede’s.

Edwin Jackson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks in his 1st start for the Jays.  Classy touch having him velcro a team logo on top of a generic MLB jersey.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, and four homers in three games, hitting .321.  Reads a doorbell, “Just Dong?”  Guess I’ll try it.  Echoing voice, “JUUUUUUUST DOOOOOOONG!”

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.89.  Despite ERA results, I like Ed-Rod, yadda-blabbity-bloo.  Just wanted to mention something.  Sale’s 17-K game the other day?  Was not a top 100 start of the year.  That surprised me.

Miguel Andujar – Elected to have season-ending surgery after spending six weeks trying to fight the original results.  Call him Miguel Algore.

Gleyber Torres – 3-for-8 and three homers (6, 7, 8) across two games, hitting .290.  Mean’s while, Giancarlo watched The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and walked around his condo saying, “Giancarlo, want a cracker?”

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-3 and his 12th homer.  Later in the day, Giancarlo purchased a How to Draw a Parrot book, and looks forward to using his imagination with all their pretty colors.

Cameron Maybin – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Giancarlo, of course, would love to draw a parrot pirate, but isn’t that hard?  FUDGE!!!  Only I didn’t yell fudge.

Domingo German – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  Can you guess how well my team’s pitching is doing where I own Patrick Corbin, Domingo German/Marquez, Matz and Woodruff?  Okay, now add in Matt Barnes, Shane Greene and Josh Hader.  Now toss in the fact it’s a 15-team league.

Renato Nunez – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer.  I didn’t want it to come to this, but I’ve been forced to make a visual metaphor.  *drives 45 minutes to the beach, looks for a parking spot for 4 hours, parks, walks to the beach in jorts, finds a kid building a sand castle, climbs on top*  Mountcastle!

Victor Robles – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  Can Robles sneeze some of his wonderfulness on Juan Soto?  I’m asking a friend–Fine!  I’m asking for me!  Are you happy?

Patrick Corbin – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.91.  Member when his opponent, the Mets, seemed like a solid hitting team?  That feels so two weeks ago.  Oh, and the NL East teams that were supposed to be so feared?  The Pirates have a better winning percentage than all but the Phils.

Austin Riley – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer in his first game, as he hit sixth.  Because MLB expects Riley to be a big name for a long time, they used special, authenticated balls for his at-bats.  Our Commissioner Manfred was even seen sticking each ball with a Capri Sun straw and squirting helium juice into the balls, while mumbling to no one, “We’re better than basketball.  Look at all of these homers.”

Mike Soroka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.98.  “Now relieving your NL All-Star Game starter, Soroka, is Chris Paddack, just as you all figured when you drafted your fantasy staffs.  Speaking of staffs, has anyone seen Brett Gardner naked and can they describe it to me in detail?”  Wow, Joe Buck is the best play-by-play guy!

Luke Jackson – 2 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.05, recording his 5th save. The Braves have one reliever they can trust.  Mean’s while, Craig Kimbrel just watched a box set of Homicide: Life on the Street and can see the promise in all the writers, but it’s still pretty raw.

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.93.  Not an easy start for Wacha, in this game or season.  Sadly, his peripherals don’t say he should be much better.  The Streamonator does love his next start, but I’d be nervous about starting him.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  On our Player Rater, Verlander has been the number one pitcher. Yup.

Jeimer Candelario – Optioned to Triple-A.  As someone who has owned this schmohawk all year in some leagues, this is the best news I’ve heard about him.  Now I can drop his stank ass.

Mitch Garver – Hit the IL with an ankle sprain.  Will see if we can get Rotowear to produce some shirts that say, “If you can read this, my Mitch fell off.”

Miguel Sano – Activated from the IL and didn’t play, which is so classic Sano.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I don’t see what the big deal is about me screaming, ‘Drain the swamp!’ after I flush the toilet.”

Blake Parker – 1/3 IP, 0 ER as he randomly came in to work one batter in the 8th.  Parker was facing his old crew, the Angels, trying to look cool by being the closer, then Baldelli totally negged him.  That’s like when you tell your ex you have plans for Friday, and then your mom walks into the room asking which movie you want to see on Friday.  “Detective Pikachu or did you see that last week with your sister?”  Mike Morin closed yesterday’s game, but I’d own Parker or Rogers.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .278.  What’s the most surprising thing in Buxton’s current statline in a statline of surprising things:  2 homers?  .278 average?  That he’s still in the majors with a starting job?

Jason Castro – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Move over, Mitch, we got Castro to pop a squat!

Justin Upton – Began some light baseball activities.  Gotta be nice to spit and scratch yourself again.

Jared Walsh – 3-for-5 as he was promoted and played 1st base.  He could also be called on to pitch, since he was also a reliever in the minors.  He does neither hitting nor pitching well, though.  Basically, Shohei farted into a mason jar last year, then fed it, gave it air, some sunlight and that turned into Jared Walsh.

Tommy La Stella – 4-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .301.  What a happy accident it was when La Stella stumbled into that Parsippany Ramada last January for Dwayne Murphy’s seminar, “Launch Angle or GTFO.”

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .269.  You in March, “Someone drafted Jonathan Lucroy when they could’ve had Wilson Ramos?  Man, that’s just dumb!”  You now, “I’m stupid.”

Brian Goodwin – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .315.  “You get two more wishes.”  Brad Ausmus thinks about it, “I want our hitting to be great!”  “Okay, you get one more.”  “I want Tommy La Stella to be excellent.”  “Um, that’s kinda covered in the first wish.”  “Right…right…Okay, I want Brian Goodwin to be solid!”  “Forget it.”

  1. Manley Ramirez says:
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    You are right about Escobar not being flashy. My favorite evidence of this is that photo of him when he took his family to Disney.

  2. Mark says:
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    Andujar at a $6 keeper next year…is he worth a dl spot for the rest of the season. 14 team league.

  3. howtathor says:
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    Dropped him yesterday for Riley. Just not flashy enough!

  4. LenFuego says:
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    Aroldis got two (2!) saves in one day, and does not even earn a blurb?!? WTF?

    • Cram It says:
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      The most egregious atrocity since Urkel-O’s cereal.

    • bigbear says:
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      SAGNOF!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, the slight!

  5. slimbo says:
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    is it time to cut Ryan McMahon? could open up a streaming spot or grab Braun, Piscotty, Darvish or Musgrove

    cheers

    • Dave D says:
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      He has totally sucked and his only good game nobody had him in line up as he was coming off IL on a Thursday. He’s a chump.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Darvish. Or Brendan Rodgers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers, Darvish

  6. slimbo says:
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    one more question i took over a new dynasty team and need to activate rendon and hiura

    which 2 would you cut? from odor, Yandy Diaz and Musgrove

    thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Odor and Yandy

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d keep Yandy but Musgrove is fine too

  7. Dave D says:
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    EdRod pitched well for six innings. Cora misjudged the situation and rolled him out there for the seventh and all three runners inherited scored. I guess over 100 pitches was not good, denied me the win and ruined a 2ER 10k in 6IP performance.

    Meanwhile, Jeff Kent, I mean Tommy LaStella, continues to rake…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Jeff McNeil was supposed to be Jeff Kent, what has gotten into La Stella?

      • Dave D says:
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        Jeff McNeil will become Jeff Kent only if/when he is traded from the Mets to SF Giants. If that happens he will be a perennial MVP candidate. If he stays with the Mets he will be Wally Backman 2.0

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, and rides a motorcycle to the park

      • Dave D says:
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        Maybe LaStella is that 1/1,000 break out position player after 30. Roids? HGH? Or should we rename him “LaStella Artois” in honor of the celebrations now being done in his name in Anaheim (of Los Angeles).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, I like that

          • Dave D says:
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            You can adopt my jargon complementarily anytime if you deem it worthy after getting to know it in foster care. It rarely breaks windows and never deliberately clogs up the toilet.

  8. Sean Mulhern says:
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    I’m giving some love for the Tildaddy and his two steals tonight here in the comments. Yes please, thank you, I’ll have some more, please keep him in the leadoff spot :)

  9. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Yesterday morning I literally gave Darvish and Maeda a pep talk out loud to my computer screen. Your welcome.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      I dropped Yu before this start, so I’ll actually take credit for this one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give David Dahl a pep talk, please

      • William Hung says:
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        I think Dahl just needed to get out of Boston

      • Dave D says:
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        Maybe he needs a perp walk instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would work too

  10. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Yesterday morning I literally gave Darvish and Maeda a pep talk out loud to my computer screen. Your welcome.

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      oops…

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        TWO pep talks seemed to do the trick! lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That ain’t no oops, that’s being proud of your work

  11. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    If you could have any 4 of the following, which 4 do you pick?
    Chavis, Muncy, H. Dozier, A. Riley, Aledmys Diaz

    Asking for a friend.

    • Nightpandas says:
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      Not Diaz

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      agree with Pandas

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with others

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too bad I was sound asleep

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I have an advantage being 8 hours ahead of the west coast!
        Or as Katie would say we are in the future!

  12. Vash says:
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    Willie Calhoun: I see many mention he has no position. It looks he has a bat, and he’s been better in Triple A than previous years with more BB’s than k’s. He could be a Quad A. I took a flyer on him. The offensive talent was too much to pass up.

    Could the Rangers sending down Odor(Does he have options?) and letting Calhoun play 2nd or is he that horrific?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’m with you, I think Calhoun deserves a look even in shallow leagues…he’s been mashing.

      I did read Odor could be sent down if he doesn’t turn it around soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe on Odor, can try Calhoun

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    H2H
    Could you rank Calhoun, Williamson, Luplow for ROS?

    Looking at Luplow’s early season exvelo…..I am excited, but he’s selling out for homers. Calhoun has no position as many have stated, and Williamson…how many chances can he get?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I have them in that order right now

  14. Cable says:
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    E Suarez on his way to 30+ hrs……100+ rbi’s again, Guess you could say who isn’t this year is more of a story

  15. NJ says:
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    Anyone have thoughts on either Eflin or Trumbull today? Eflin scares me a bit vs the Brewers…thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d start both in H2H. Roto would need to be 14+ team league or unlimited innings for me to run them out there.

  16. TTRA1N says:
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    On Buxton its the 2HR . Buy low or eat crow. Dudes 25! ” Still in the league?” gtfo you’ll be sad you missed out.

    • TTRA1N says:
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      oh yea and Brendan Rodgers got the call!

  17. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Brendan Rodgers, Oscar Mercado, nicky lopez..gotta drop one, no needs, I want to drop the guy with the least upside…

    Yes…I am asking you to predict the future..but I promise I won’t hold you accountable for the results.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Lopez for me but its close with Mercado…

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I’d drop Mercado, watched Indians game the other night and Tito said he will not be up long,

    • batflix says:
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      NickyGod
      MercadoFraud

  18. Doc Samson says:
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    I just picked up Escobar last night for one reason: he qualifies at SS. Your right, he might not be flashy, but give me the girlfriend who isn’t flashy but can make a great homemade pizza.

  19. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Lol at the Garver paragraph.

    ***bulk (non) alert***

    No Openers today, sad! Nats have shown a quick hook with Sanchez lately, so true degenerate reliever addicts can speculate on that game (usual prime suspects plus Miller and Barraclough, IMO)

  20. Beastman says:
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    Grey, in a deep 16-team keeper league with no streaming and SP depth the most valuable commodity, I’m fading fast in the standings due to injuries and general suckiness.

    Put Mookie on the trade block and the best offer I got was $20 Whit Merrifield, $10 Sonny Gray, and Alcantara.

    Am I crazy to consider this? Whit having another good season so close to making the move to add SP depth and not suffer too much of a downgrade from Mookie.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Don’t do that

    • Cram It says:
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      Depth is nice, but both of those pitchers suck.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Dude that is a a horrible trade for you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  21. Primetime says:
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    Darvish and drop either Fried, Soroka, Giolito. They are my worse guys.

    Scherzer
    Verlander
    Bauer
    Bieber
    D German

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I rank them Soroka, then tier down to Fried, Yu, and GIolito who are all close for me.

  22. msh2404 says:
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    Anyone who could potentially get saves is owned in my roto league… Jeffress still a hold for potential saves or safe to dump? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Can probably dump him but not sure who you’re other options are

      • msh2404 says:
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        I’m currently running catcher-less, so I would pick a scab

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Yea I say grab a catcher

  23. Here is my dilemma, drafted Posey, picked up Chiranos. I think Chiranos is better at this point but afraid to drop Posy for FOMO. I think /hope that with his surgery last year his power will get better. Could pick up Cishek ( have Strop on IL) Maeda, Rogers ( have Lindor),or go with 2 catchers for the time. Last 50 AB’s Posey .300 2 HR, 12 RBI, Chiranos .320 4HR, 14 RBI. What do you think? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d drop Posey

  24. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Pick up Brendan Rodgers everywhere. Find a spot for him.

    I’m out for the day folks. Have a good one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have fun at your petting zoo

      • BigToeCrusher says:
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        A reverse petting zoo, where you don’t pet the animals, they pet you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, well, yeah!

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            So much petting going on over here!

  25. papasmurf says:
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    Dyson… Billy Hamilton if he didn’t suck!

    SAGNOF!

  26. wwekoda2020 says:
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    What are your guys thoughts on ketel Marte in an OBP league? You prefer him or j polanco ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      J. Polanco

  27. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Add Bruce WIllis in all Formats? ……….for the record the fans were chanting Bruuuuuce not booing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked good at BP

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Not bad for a 65 year old…………he is actually pretty cool guy my son was in the movie Glass and met him …. said both he and M. Knight are regular guy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Willis seems like the *most* regular guy movie star

        • knucks says:
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          Hey, they shot that movie in my town!

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            His part was filmed in Philly but they filmed in allentown and royersford too. He got a 30 second appearance as the lifeguard who saved bruce willis’ character from drowning. claim to fame

  28. rapscallion13 says:
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    I saw on the news recently that Party City is closing some stores due to a global helium shortage. After reading the Riley blurb, I know how said shortage was created. Thanks Grey for helping me solve that mystery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw on PBS about how Party City and baseball intersected

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have to buy a tote bag

  29. Brett says:
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    Pick up 1….

    Mercado, Luplow, Willie Calhoun

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Willie

  30. Brett says:
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    Just best overall, no specific needs

      • Craig D Rice says:
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        Agree with Grey

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      Rudy

  31. Mojoman says:
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    Great article again!
    Hello Grey, Hello DT :)

    12 teamer roto w/ obp & xbh. Here’s roster

    C – J. Castro
    1B – P. Alonso
    2B – La Stella
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Bogaerts
    CI – Voit
    MI – Segura
    5 OF – Cain, Franmil, Castellanos, Meadows, Senzel
    UT – Gardner, Austin Riley
    BN – Aledmys, Tapia, McNeil

    IL – Stanton, Gennett, Shaw
    NA – Mallex

    Dyson & Schwarber are available for now. I feel this is the time to strengthen my team like a monster. (I’m on 1st place) SB is my only Achilles’ heel. Should I grab both of them? So who to drop? + Dyson or Mallex ros?

    Thanks :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose Diaz and Gardner

  32. John says:
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    Please rank, ROS

    Yu, Quintana, giolito, Corbin martin

    Thanks!

    • Tom says:
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      Drop LA Stella, Christian walker, Austin Riley for.. Or hold

      Brendan Rodgers

      Really appreciate you guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quint, Yu, Giolito

  33. Youngish MC says:
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    7×7 roto includes 2B and BB —
    drop Joc for Kepler or Grichuk?
    Thanks!

  34. RTP123 says:
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    Would you drop Porcello or Matz for Maeda??

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Maeda

    • William Hung says:
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      Isn’t Matz hurt?

  35. packers2018 says:
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    Hi Grey,
    In a 12 team dynasty keep all and with saves the easies for met to gain SGP’s, is my Nola for his A. Chapman a fair offer? Plenty of streamers on the wire.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I’d do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not trading away Nola in a dynasty for an RP

  36. Dancin Homer says:
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    Just added Brandon Rodgers, but have too many bench bats now. Who of the following do you drop to open up a streaming SP spot?

    Current roster (H2H 6×6 (OPS) redraft league):

    c: C. Vazquez
    1b: Hoskins
    2b: Chavis
    3b: Baez
    ss: J. Polanco
    of: Acuna, Castellanos, J. Martinez
    utl: Vlad, Buxton
    bn: G. Polanco, Riley, Rodgers, Tapia
    (dl: Eloy)

    Thanks in advance!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That happened so fast I could barely see what was happening

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        An absolute amazing play by Adalberto.

        Took me a few looks to see who wound up with the ball behind second..

      • LenFuego says:
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        Is there a glossary term for being proud of your player when they make an incredible defensive play even though it has zero bearing on your fantasy stats. Cuz I was glowing like a proud papa yesterday when I saw Adalberto do that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, there should be!

  37. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Conforto for Giolito? Or should I aim higher for SP

    I could get Nola, but he scares me. Maybe Carrasco but I’d prolly have to include another piece

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco or hold

  38. kilkennybrian says:
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    Added Yu Darvish to avoid him getting swooped, but now need to drop someone for a 2B-
    10 team, 5×5 with pretty long rosters

    Soler, AHicks, EEscobad, Odorizzi, MPerez, Weaver, Alvarado

    I’d really prefer to keep the arms considering there’s a big innings cap (1800) and a lot of pitchers slots. But the hitters are tough to drop too. Not sure, could just drop Darvish back too.

    • William Hung says:
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      I’d prob drop Odorizzi since I’m guessing SON is saying you shouldn’t start him @ LAA

  39. Lubes says:
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    10 team 5×5 w/ obp, 5 keepers, limited pickups. I’m in 3rd, 7 points out. I have no specific needs other than “improve offense”- running between 4 and 7 points in every category. Guy in first just lost Andrus.

    Do I give up Escobar or Swanson for Senzel? I have Machado too so I’m set at SS. As my team currently is only Machado would likely be a keeper.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Swanson 1st

  40. NYC says:
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    If I’m a little ahead of pace in a 1600 IP cap, 13 team league, are we rolling with Eflin today (Streamonator -0.8)? QS league 6×6.

  41. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    2 questions, 1 comment:

    1. How much of my remaining $65 FAAB (started with $100 for guys who are dropped and on waivers for 3 days) should I bid on Austin Riley? 14 team 5×5 roto league where I am trying to add Riley and drop Ender.

    2. Cano was also dropped for whatever reason. Same question as above… Would probably drop Lowe for him (or Ender if I lose Riley bid).

    THANKS!

  42. Barry says:
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    12 Team 6×6 H2H QS Redraft

    Please rank the following for ROS

    Lucchesi, Gausman, Woodruff

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff, Lucchesi

  43. Hun says:
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    Parker or Romo ROS

  44. William Hung says:
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    On the podcast, you talked about Nick Anderson – how about the job Scott Barlow is doing in KC – would you consider him a viable ratio boosting play as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he also looks dominant

      • William Hung says:
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        The Royals sent out their preseason top guys to the slaughter today: Boxberger, Peralta, and Kennedy, while leaving Barlow out. I wonder if this means they see Barlow in high leverage situations whenever they occur for these Royals

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or Barlow just pitched

          • William Hung says:
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            He did go 1.2 innings in back to back outings last week. Pitched 2 innings 2 days ago but that was his first appearance in like 4 days

  45. Bobby says:
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    Jorge Polanco or Brendan Rodgers? Neither will play over Tatis when he gets healthy, but I need an all around contributor on the bench. Rodgers should have multiple position eligibility right? Is that enough of a trump card?

  46. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have Andujar in a keeper league and the way the rules are, if I choose to keep him again for next year, he’ll be slotted in as my 24th round pick. Do you think I should still hold onto him?

    Also, meant to comment on this yesterday, but how about Elias coming in to pitch 2.1 innings for the save Tuesday night? Doesn’t happen to often (ever) in a regular season game with the team’s actual closer. I mean, it worked out – he got the save and 5 Ks – and being off the following day probably played a factor, but I just thought it was a bit strange..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I commented on Elias yesterday, it is strange

      I’d hold Andujar if I had room

  47. Murph says:
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    Gentlemen
    Can you rank going forward?
    Maeda, Darvish, Giolito, Eickoff
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order looks fine

  48. John says:
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    1.Drop LA stella, Christian walker, A. Riley.. B. Rodgers?

    Or

    2. Garver is on my IL.. So I picked up Vazquez.. Have zero catcher, drop Vazquez and pick up Rodgers?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Answered above

  49. Pager24 says:
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    SON was pretty high on L. Lynn and S. Turnbull yesterday- not as much today

    Would you still start either guy in a standard 12 team?

    Lynn @ KC (4.2)

    Turnbull @ AOK (-2.2)

    Thanks!

  50. Snacks Zillion says:
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    D. Castillo or R. Pressly over J. Alvarado ros? Thanks

  51. MookieBestt says:
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    Just wanted to comment (for the first time all year!) and say I am very much here for the Mondesi victory laps. Grey was on an island all spring as the highest ranking on Mondesi by a mile, with the entire industry projecting him to fall off. I love it a whole lot, and being willing to stand by your own projections even when they differ that much from the industry is what makes Razzball awesome.

  52. William Hung says:
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    The most surprising thing about Buxton is that he leads the league in a positive offensive category: Doubles

  53. crimedog says:
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    What’s your gut telling you Rodgers? Good chance he stays up ROS to play 2B? Missed out on hiura by a couple dollars. Trying to gauge whether to blow some cash on Brendan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see why he doesn’t stay up if he hits and all signs point to him hitting

  54. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    1. Lose Arrieta for Archer, Jon Gray, Eickhoff, Kikuchi, or Strahm

    Bench bat:
    2. Lose Nicky Lopez for La Stella or A Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kikuchi 2. La Stella

  55. Will says:
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    The thing you’re missing on Buxton is he has 22 extra base hits (out of 35 hits total), leading to him slugging .500 and posting a .836 OPS. He’s currently setting career highs in batting avg, on base %, slugging, OPS, contact rate, BABIP and isolated power while striking out at the lowest rate of his career. Looks like his offseason changes are working out well. He’d have more runs and RBIs if the Twins brain trust would stop batting him 9th every game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baby steps, but it’s all good

  56. Game Of Throws says:
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    With David Peralta day to day… Would you pick up Luke Voit or Austin Riley to replace him?

    I don’t have to drop Peralta, but I can if you think either of those guys will be better ROS.

    Thanks!

  57. Roger Podacter says:
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    Jason Heyward has pretty much fallen off a cliff as of recent –

    drop him off the bench for Battycall spots?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s fine

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        No, you’re fine, Stache God.

  58. Gtg says:
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    Guy needs help in hitting bad he has sale, paddack, degrom, woodruff I wanna trade for and I have to much hitting

    My team
    C Vasquez
    1b ee
    2b mondesi
    Ss lindor
    If moose
    3b Vlad
    Of Betts, puig, soler, Mercado
    Util hirua, Cruz
    Bench Myers, dan Murphy, Jose Martinez, Eduardo Escobar
    DL upton
    Mikolas, porcello, Corbin Martin, ed-rod, minor, odorizii, Marquez, Gibson, Alvarado, Greene

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your entire bench for Sale? DeGrom? Paddack?

      • Gtg says:
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        Who would be your first drop for luchessi?
        Need porcello and mikolas possible w/qs/k’s for my h2h matchup this week porcello is vs Houston and mikolas is @texas but I’m getting killed in era and whip anyways

          • Gtg says:
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            Which hitter is 1st drop?

          • Gtg says:
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            He responded with paddack, freeland, tailion for my moose, Cruz, odorizzi, german Marquez… some of his other players are Matt Chapman, Pham, Jordan hicks, Glasnow, Felipe Vasquez, Holland, eikoff, luzardo

  59. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    In my H2H league i have the following my hitting is great but is it worth dropping anyone to pick up austin riley? I’m thinking i just don’t have the room ….i know the day i drop Kimbrel is the day he signs.

    Navarez, Freeman, Albies, Eugineio Surez, Mondesi, Acuna, Bellinger, Dahl, Machado, Carlow Coreea, Corey Seager, Trea Turner, Giancario Stanton

    Archer, Beiber, Foltynewiz, Lucchesi, Weaver, Wade Davis, Shane Greene, Kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure who you’d drop

  60. jose says:
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    Any guesses on what Peacock’s roll will be post ASB? He only threw 60ish inning last year, but did throw 130 in 2017. Does he finish the year in the starting rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My guess is around 110 IP for him

      • jose says:
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        Seems reasonable. Astros have 2 other AAA SPs on the 40 man, Josh James could see some innnings and then there’s Whitley.

  61. stevie says:
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    Here’s a good one, my shortstops in one league have been Turner, then Tatis, then Andrus. So who do you like for a temp replacement this time? Looks like the best options are E. Escobar, Seager, Rodgers, R. Rodriguez, or Galvis. Whoever I take is gonna get hurt, so choose wisely!!

  62. Blergball says:
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    Dueling offers in H2h OPS/QS league. Hoskins for Kershaw/Carlos Santana or Hoskins for Thor/Pham? Take one or either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins for Kershaw

  63. William Hung says:
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    Nobody is more excited to be getting out of Boston today than David Dahl – came into the series looking good, then promptly goes 0-8 with 5 Ks – at least Bud Black played him against both lefties!

    I’m hoping those summer days at Coors will be a boon to Dahls counting stats – I’m experiencing a little buyer’s remorse choosing him over Victor Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, I just hope he’s not nursing soreness still in his oblique

      • William Hung says:
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        He didn’t look hurt @ home right before this BOS series, he was hitting the ball pretty well, but that K-rate is concerning. I’m wondering if I should move on from Dahl in favor of –
        -Buxton
        -Aguilar
        -Matt Olson
        -Gregory Polanco

          • William Hung says:
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            SAGNOF Q: My current ragtag bunch which has yielded 0 SVs for just about 2 weeks now are: Alvarado, Holland, Brasier, Neris, Martin, and Elias (just picked up today).

            Romo was dropped and is a Waiver right now, and Diego is available… I’m not sure I want to drop Alvarado for Diego just yet since Alvarado would’ve gotten the save on Tuesday had the Rays not scored that extra run to make it 4-0 (he was warming in the top of the 9th along with Roe)

            Should I go ahead and pick up Castillo and Romo (when he’s a FA) and drop both Brasier and one of my SPs: Odorizzi/Martin Perez? I hate carrying more than 5 RPs to chase SVs but I gotta do it with the landscape it is right now… I can’t believe I’m actually hoping for Hunter Strickland to come back healthy so I can pick him up

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Brasier for Castillo seems fine

      • Huffin Gas says:
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        I hope not either. If that’s the case then Dahl and Judge can hold hands and skip off into the sunset along with my counting stats. The oblique brothers! They’ll steel your lunch money and crack jokes about yo mama to yo face.

  64. BigToeCrusher says:
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    Thoughts on Brenden Rodgers?

  65. James Bolger says:
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    Thinking of picking up Brendan Rodgers even though I already have Hiura & Tatis. Candidates to drop include Moustakas, Kimbrel & Clevinger. Thanks for any suggestions.

  66. Mex says:
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    Beckham has only played in like half of Seattle’s games the last week or so…is that a permanent type thing? I inquire because He is on the wire in my 14 team, mixed Roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t see them playing Shed Long this much, but I don’t know, it appears to be a thing

      • Mex says:
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        Thanks…I’ll keep an eye in his playing time…is it worth to drop perazza for him?

      • pinkman says:
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        Shed just got demoted yesterday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That helps! Ha, I hadn’t heard, thanks

        • Mex says:
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          Well then that settles it… bye, bye perazza, hello Beckham…does it even matter

  67. Jim says:
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    Dropped Avisail Garcia for mercado
    Dropped Derek Dietrich for hiura
    Dropped Yordan Alvarez for Riley
    Dropped dan vogelbach for Rodgers

    Too much prospect action? Should I now drop Mercado and try to get one of the players I dropped back? It’s a keeper league and my team isn’t performing well so I thought I’d take a shot at the prospect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Mercado or Avisail is speed vs. power, what do you need?

      • Jim says:
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        Points league. -1 for ks. Also would you trade paddack even in a keeper league? Everyone is pointing to significant regression.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends for what

          • Jim says:
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            Flaherty maybe?

  68. Santiago says:
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    EE for Flaherty, fair?

  69. Chris says:
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    Aguilar or M. Sano?

  70. jose says:
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    Quick note on Darvish. Reports from before yesterdays game from Cubs pitching coach and Maddon is that his problems have been mostly mental this year. Darvish has even admitted he is thinking too much. Loses focus/confidence as the game progresses. According to pitching coach Hottovy his bullpens have been “Unbelievable…electric stuff…like a video game pitcher.” I guess that’s better than it being a physical “injury” type problem?

    I don’t own Darvish anywhere, but as a Cubs fan, I read too many articles about the team.

    Darvish faces Arrieta at Wrigley for his next start. First time they’ve faced each other since FA. That could be quite a mental hurdle for Darvish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting! Thanks! It does seem to be mental (or mechanics as I thought) vs. loss of stuff

      • jose says:
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        Try to help when I can.

    • Will says:
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      I’m a Cubs fan too and have watched all of his starts. I think he just needs to trust his stuff, which can be electric as the pitching coach stated. Darvish seems to nibble around the zone too much versus just attacking with his 96mph fastball. Best pitch he threw yesterday was the 97mph heater to strike out Joey Votto. He needs to throw that more often and stay away from so much breaking stuff on the corners.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That could be the case, his Ks are bonkers, he just needs to stop walking the house

  71. Wowza says:
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    My current relievers include

    Romo
    Cishek
    Buttrey
    Luke Jackson
    Holland

    Would you pick up Nick Anderson over any of the following? I’m in a 12 team points league that includes holds along with saves.

  72. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Somehow Josh Bell is a FA in my league. Should I add him (would have to drop Michael Chavis or Max Muncy) or is this just a a good/fluky start to the season for him? Case of the PEDs?
    Bell’s track record says he’s a 20 HR/3-5 SB kinda guy with decent average.
    I will also have to drop someone once TreaT urner comes back……

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell over Chavis

    • 183414 says:
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      Bell is a f.a. Sounds like a 4 team lg.

  73. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, I am thinking of offering my Paddack for his Nola. Is that a fair offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair, I wouldn’t

      • asdfasdf says:
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        Thanks, you mean you wouldn’t make the offer? Are you worried about Nola?

        For additional context, it’s a H2H league and I am worried about Paddack’s innings limit when the playoffs come

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m worried about Nola

          • Chucky says:
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            As a Nola owner, ugh, I watch most of his games. He can’t pitch in cold damp weather. That’s a fact. Hopefully it warms and dries in the northeast, not making me out to be a liar.

  74. Make Baseball Great Again says:
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    Season long points league (no keepers) can you rank these five in order for me ROS?

    Chavis
    Riley
    Hiura
    Cano
    Carlos Satana

    Most likely going to cut one or two of them. Thank you for all that you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Santana and Cano

  75. Lindorphins says:
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    Needs aside, would you rather have Nicky Lopez or Willie Calhoun ROS?

  76. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you trade my K.Bryant and JoRam for his Merrfield and Vlad? Thanks Man.

  77. Jaca says:
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    good late morning Grey

    So how do you go about managing an innings limit in roto? never been in these waters before. Im currently projecting to throw 30 innings over my 1400IP limit for the year, how closely do i monitor that? I like streaming and dont wanna stop streaming and scheming its fun ya know

    staff is:
    Marquez
    Paddack
    Bieber
    Weaver
    Ray

    Yates
    Hand
    Hader
    Smith
    Iglesias

    On a completely opposite note haha, who do you like more as a 6th RP as a ratios guy?
    Pressly or Buttrey?

    Would you stream a 6th starter or outright own one of these fellows?
    Woodruff, Peacock, or Gibson

    last q: can you rank these guys ROS (i know thats the most annoying question format in Razzball history) i get too excited for calls ups and pick them all up hahaha
    Tatis Jr., Senzel, Hiura, Riley

    Thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d monitor it all year, wouldn’t go too far over, try to stay on pace — Pressly should be owned — Tatis, Senzel, Hiura

      • Jaca says:
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        okay cool, thank u thank u

        any insight on the Starting pitchers i listed as own vs. stream? Lucchesi is also unowned currently, i dropped him after LA start

        side note: who wouldve guessed with Marquez, Bieber, Paddack, and Weaver…my best start this week came from Robert Ray…baseball is weird

          • Jaca says:
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            so you would just stream 6th starter instead of own one of Woodruff, Peacock, Gibson, or maybe Lucchesi?

  78. RICE says:
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    I watched that Angel game yesterday. The strange thing about the Blake Parker situation is that when he was brought in to face one batter in the 8th, it was a save situation at the time. There were two on base with the tying run on deck. He was in line for the save, so I have no idea why they replaced him in the following inning (maybe they didn’t realize).

    Thanks again for all your hard work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Yeah, I have no idea either

  79. erad says:
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    So I blow all my adds by Tuesday morning, and apparently this is call up every prospect week – good timing!

  80. cutchs dreads says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Do you think this might be your classic “Sell High-Buy Low” scenario?

    12tm redraft, OBP, SV+HD

    Cabby + D Castillo
    for
    H Dozier + Cishek or Buttrey

    If Cabrera flames out, I would still have Voit, Diaz and J-Mart that could fill in at 1B. Your thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier side, but I don’t know what a Cabby is

      • cutchs dreads says:
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        Must be that Detroit “lingo”… Probably should have referred to him as Miggy rather than Cabby — Miguel Cabrera

  81. jose says:
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    Who do we direct keeper questions to?

      • jose says:
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        10 team, H2H, points league, -2 for strikouts as a hitter, so high K guys aren’t as desirable. Otherwise, value translates moderately to a 5×5 ranking system. Power generates more points than speed. Strikouts are King for pitchers.

        25 man roster, 5 IL slots, Can keep your entire 25 man roster with no restrictions, but no prospect slots or anythinkg like that. Starting pitchers and Relief Pitchers capped at 9 and 6 respectively. Starts capped at 25, but that almost never comes into play. Rostering a pitcher who has a main designation of RP, but is actually a starter is a common way of holding more than 9 guys who are actually starting pitchers.

        I’m in win now mode. Hitter are a dime a dozen, but quality starting pitching is pretty thin on waivers.

        When Eloy and T. Turner come off the IL in the next couple of weeks I’ll have some decisions to make.

        C. Astudillo
        1B. Freeman
        2B. Albies
        3B. Bryant
        SS. Correa
        LF. Acuna
        CF. Senzel
        RF. Betts
        Util. J Turner
        Util. E Suarez
        Util. M Brantley
        IL T Turner
        IL E Jimenez

        SP. Morton
        SP. E Rod
        SP. Berrios
        SP Syndergaard
        SP D German
        SP K Gibson
        SP Bieber
        SP deGrom
        SP Whitley
        RP Woodruff
        RP E Diaz
        RP S Doolitle
        RP G Holland
        RP Peacock

        3 of those pitchers are rotated through the 3 bench slots we have available. I’m not carrying a bench bat.

        I’ve tried to trade J Turner and E Suarez, but their slow starts and 3B depth haven’t helped.

        Picked up Senzel to be my CF, but Acuna got his 10th start for this years eligibility and with Inciarte down he could get the 20 needed for next year as well.

        Have been holding Jimenez since ASB last year. Dreaming on the contact/power combo for this league.

        Do you think Jimenez outhits J Turner ROS? or is at least close? I think as of now I could drop J Turner when Jimenez comes of IL.

        If Acuna gets 20 CF starts before Turner comes off IL, would you move on from Senzel via trade or try to move Suarez?

        Or should I just try to package all of Jimenez, Senzel, Whitley for another top tier SP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Eloy better than J. Turner — depends what you can get for Senzel or Eugenio — I don’t think you need a top tier SP

          • jose says:
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            Dropping J Turner, even with his slow start, just feels like too good of a hitter to just send to waivers, but I think it’s the direction I’m headed in the near term. Looks like the Nationals may activate Turner before tomorrows game!?!?

            Any thoughts when I have to activate Jimenez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Great news on Trea! No idea on Eloy

              • jose says:
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                Hahahaha.

                My conclusion is that 10 team leagues are too shallow for keeper leagues, but you can’t get more owners to rebuild teams because you can’t get current owners to give up half their team to increase the player pool!

                Cheers to Turner coming back and stealing bases! No more bunting! EVER!!!!

  82. Danny almonte says:
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    Sup grey. I grabbed Keston but thinking about swapping him for Nicky Lopez. We have categories for Ks and BBs which has me interested in Lopez. What do u say?

  83. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In my NL, who would you drop among Folty, Gausman, Eickhoff or Eflin. It’s a keeper league.

  84. Tavern says:
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    Drop Asdrubal Cabrera for Johnathan Schoop? H2H points league, looking for ROS advice. I like that Cabrera has SS, 2B & 3B eligibility but I also have Tim Anderson, Carlos Santana, M. Franco, A. Rosario and David Fletcher. Brian Dozier and Ryan McMahon also available. Would you make any moves here?

  85. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Checking out the xFIP leaders, Tyler Mahle sticks out. He is ranked 11th in the majors in xFIP, while sporting 9.73K/9 (25th best) and 1.79 BB/9 (16th best). He has the 14th worst BABIP and 8th worst HR/FB in the majors, so there is plenty of room for better luck moving forward. Seems ownable and I’m buying, even with his start against the Dodgers looming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting, thanks!

  86. Javi says:
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    12 Team H2H redraft. Drop Winker for Tapia , Buxton or Dyson.

  87. Chucky says:
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    ROS rank: Little Nicky Lopez, McMahon and Rodgers?

  88. Coriell says:
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    Great Great write up today, Grey! Hilarious! And shame on these wanabees (Cram It) questioning you about Adalberto in your preseason rankings!

    • Cram It says:
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      Wannabe what? Good at fantasy baseball? I already am that.

  89. RICE says:
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    I got the below offer. Thoughts? 10-Team H2H

    I get: Starling Marte

    I lose: Tim Anderson & Domingo Santana

    I could definitely use the space but seems like I’m giving a bit much.

  90. Gotime says:
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    H2H weekly cats, Price coming off IL soon. What bench/matchup bat or pitcher would you drop: CWalker, Tapia, Alvarado, Buttery, Rich Hill, Lucchesi

  91. Mike says:
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    5×5 10 team Keeper League. With Trea coming off DL, need to drop a player (also keep in mind that another MI, Tatis, will be coming off soon as well). Need to choose from:

    – Reddick
    – Adam Jones
    – Sano
    – Schoop
    – Eduardo Escobar.

    I’m also currently holding onto Cody Allen and Ty Buttrey, and am very thin in saves, so would like to see how that shakes out, and also think Buttrey may be a keeper option. Unless you think I could safely drop Allen at this point. Thanks!

    • Mike says:
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      I should note that we carry three Utility slots, so position overload isn’t much of an issue.

  92. Bozo says:
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    Drop one for Rodgers? I need runs

    Riley
    Greg Polanco
    Chavis
    Franmil

  93. Luke says:
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    Drop any of the below for Maeda?

    Happ
    Bassitt
    Peacock
    Strahm

  94. uncle ernie says:
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    Trea back tomorrow maybe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s wonderful news, Uncle Ernie

      • erad says:
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        Mazel Tov to us!

          • uncle ernie says:
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            Yeah! What he said

  95. Yan says:
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    I own Alfaro in both leagues. Would you pick up one of the following for him?

    League 1 (Roto 12 team, looking for runs in this league)

    Chirinos
    Phegley
    Vazquez
    James McCann

    League 2 (H2H points, no specific needs)

    Castro
    Austudillo
    Brian McCann
    Carson Kelly
    Jansen

  96. Kelley says:
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    Very weak at 2nd. Was offered Chavis for Gallo. Accept or pick up La Stella off waivers. Thank you Grey

    • Todd25 says:
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      pickup la stella now and ride that pony

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ride the pony! Which is also Reggie Jackson’s sneaker endorsement and it’s his bday in 2 days

  97. Todd25 says:
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    Grey, watching my Angels rake like there’s no tomorrow, yet not 1 damn pitcher can keep the ball in the park… is the most frustrating thing in the world. Now is a great time to once again draw attention to the Magnum Opus that the new Angels hitting coaches have been composing this year. THIS IS EFFING RIDICULOUS! What Jeremy Reed and Shawn Wooten have done, has been nothing short of turning water into wine… nay… they have turned urine into a barrel-aged imperial stout.

    Since i had a little time this morning I decided to look at what else is going on. There’s something going on here worth monitoring. Right now Angels rank 6th in team AVG, 9th in OBP, 10th in SLG, and barely 11th in OPS by .001… 2018 Angels were 20th/20th/12th/16th… all this with the (mostly) opening-day garbage lineup they were running out there. Remember, they started year with Ohtani and Upton on the ILL, Upton is still not back, and Ohtani just now came back this last week. Opening day lineup was: Calhoun, Trout, Bour, Simmons (in the 4hole!), Pujols, Cozart, La Stella, Lucroy, Bourjos. That my friend, is the very definition of a diamond (Trout) in the rough (everyone else) and amazing.

    What La Stella is doing, which i’m still very skeptical of how long it will last, seems to be stabilizing (what the actual eff)!?!? Is he the second coming of Troy Glaus? hell no. But its looking more and more like he might be an above avg bat now, especially as a MI, which is ridiculous. Watched game yesterday. His stance has changed, his hand positioning has changed, and as we already know his launch angle jumped a ton from 8.1 to 15.2, the 10th largest increase for all players since last year. He’s always had top level contact skills and good discipline, but has improved on all those and is now putting more balls in the air thanks to the mechanical adjustments.

    Of all the players with at least 120 PAs so far La Stella ranks 3rd in SwStr% and K% – 3.2, 6.6 …And yet he’s not the only story: plus Fletcher, Trout, and Lucroy are 4 of the top 5 in SwStr at 1.8%, 3.7% and 4% (Brantley is the non-angel), and Fletcher and Simmons are above La Stella in K-rate at 5.8% and 6.5%. And in ZContact% 4 Angels are in the top 10 (and 5 in top 20, with La Stella 19th) – Fletcher, Simmons, Lucroy and Trout – this list is in order with Fletcher #1 in all mlb at 98.5% and Trout is 10th at 94.2%. Angels as a team rank 8th in Ks (least), and lead league SB success rate (11th in SBs). They are playing Small ball masterfully with the addition of the Launch Angle Revolution.

    This. Is. Ridiculous. If the Angels had anything close to competitive pitching (and a real manager) they would be a top 10 team, especially once the lineup is restored. At least they are successful in my dreams… We’ll always have Paris-dise.

    That all being said, this is encouraging, especially for Fletcher, which further underlines Ausmus’ dumbassery for not batting him leadoff every damn game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Yeah, it’s really an effin miracle. La Stella’s bat has a lightning bolt on it, I’m sure of this

      • Todd25 says:
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        Also, Morin who did get the save yesterday, is also a former Angel up until last year. Feels good (takes another shot).

  98. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: Rodgers call up reason for concern for Story owners (injury) or McMahon owners (ineptitude)?

  99. Paul says:
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    Which two pitchers should I offer up for Machado or Goldschmidt

    Other Owner is asking for Soroka, Wheeler, Weaver, Paddack, and Beiber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of these for those bats — Weaver, Soroka, Bieber, Paddack

  100. Evil Knebel says:
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    Have 35 moves left for the season. Worth dropping mercado for Rodgers or just let him go? 6×6 OBP

  101. CloudTown says:
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    Mornin Grey

    Great write-up!

    In my 10 TM (7×7) QS,HD keeper Yu is sitting out there on the wire, I’m sure I should grab him over the Peacock I’ve got perched on the bench. Better bet ROS seems to be Yu yes?

    Thanks!

    • Jeffry says:
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      Drop C. Walker for W. Calhoun or Nicky Lopez? Or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, over Peacock

  102. ILLmjdINI says:
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    Rodgers or Rosario at SS ROS?

  103. ozzie smith says:
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    All this rookie nookie was too much for the owner of Eloy Jiminez on one of my 12 team h2h leagues. I didn’t get any shares of him in drafts anywhere but where would you rank him now amongst all these rookies getting opportunities? Hiura, Riley, Rodgers etc?
    Looking for long teen playoff timeframe value.
    Thanks!

  104. Willo Dofo says:
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    2 things

    Cishek over Romo or Neris?

    Woodruff or Corbin Martin over any of the following

    Gibson
    Fried
    Strahm
    Ed-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Neris — no on SPs, but Gibson, Woodruff or Martin are all same diff depending on matchups

  105. Steve says:
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    Have Vogelbach & Riley as my 1B & CI. Aguilar is now expendable for a SP in my 14T obp & K league.

    What level pitcher would you target for Aguilar? Martin Perez? Kyle Gibson?

    Or should I keep Aguilar and shop Vogelbach (who has much better underlying numbers)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try for Perez or Gibson with Aguilar or Vogelbach

  106. Steve says:
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    1. Like Rogers over Tatis or Hiura
    2. Yu over ERod or Hendricks?

    10T 5×5 daily

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hiura 2. EdRod

  107. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Great report.

    a. Sorry just got to the party what’d I miss?

    b. Signed up Goodwin (over Calhoun) because I need batting average help. In other news, I’m tied for first in hitting!!!

    Runs scored – 3rd with 322, 2nd is 326 and 4th is 298
    HR – 2nd with 96, 1st is 102 and 3rd is 94
    RBI – 3rd with 285, 2nd is 307 and 4th is 284
    SB – 2nd with 43, 1st is 57 and 3rd is 39
    BA – 10th!! with .251, 9th is .255 and 11th is .251, so I’m only percentage points ahead and really need Goodwin, right?

    Any suggestions on the wire for batting average?

    Overall, I’m 8th in this league so guess how bad my pitching must be. K/9 is still pretty good at 10.41, but it’s slipping a bit without Glasnow and Paxton. Paxton should help soon.

    c. It’s a little early to ask but would appreciate the help nonetheless. Start Giolito on Saturday at home versus Toronto (starter after Sanchez and before Thornton not announced yet, with Stroman starting the opener tonight)

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 16

    Abbott: I should never have let you talk us into leaving our crosstown bus route.

    Costello: What are you worrying about? We’ll get a promotion. Yeah. We’ll have our pictures in the papers.

    Abbott: I know what it’s gonna say. “Wanted by the police.”

    Costello: Nothing of the kind. Get a load of that.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Brendan Rodgers B. Fletcher? C. Start Giolito D. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!

        Thanks a lot man. I’ll see about Fletcher. I already have 2 Angels – LaStella and now Goodwin. I don’t think the karma Gods would appreciate if I went over board. As bad as they are in the standings, LAA hitters haven’t been bad.

        I just finished day 1 of this mission to Bonn. I’m staying in this 5-star hotel, apparently the best hotel in all of Bonn and there are MANY, MANY hotels in Bonn. The hotel name is Kameha and it’s closest to Ramersdorf subway stop on subway line 66. A single room with no breakfast is valued at 110 US$. You get free access to their spa / sauna and infinity pool. Breakfast is valued at 30 US$ so I said forget it. Bought a loaf of bread from the bakery (made from spelt flour, cost 6 US$), from ALDI bought turkey breast, water, feta cheese, Greek-style yogurt and a can of tuna for like 9 US$. The food bought will be for dinner tonight and breakfast tomorrow and possibly even for dinner when I get to Cologne tomorrow evening. Got to save money, man. I’m not a fancy man.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sounds awesome! Glad you’re living but within your budget!

          • Ante Galic says:
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            Grey!

            Thanks for your kind words.

            Man, a couple of quickies before I go to bed.

            1. Parra, that’s 2 HRs in 3 days and Howie is injured (sore neck). Seems like he’s WAS’s new good luck charm. What’s your take on his move to WAS?

            2. Bassitt hound! The man is dealing like a dog.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              1. He’s garbage, but hot 2. Haha

  108. DrEasy says:
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    Is it worth stashing Yordan, say over having a waiver-available catcher? It seems every prospect is getting called up these days.

    It’s just that after having to stash Senzel for over a month before he got called up I’ve gotten allergic to stashing. But I still love your stache!

  109. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Grey, you so Boujee!

    That’s all.

  110. Prog Nation says:
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    Looks like Trea Turner will be activated soon, as early as Friday. I’ll need to drop one of these fellows, who for the most part have been doing well to get in my lineup.

    Reddick (have enough OF’s)
    Chavis (hot schmotato)
    Mazara (starting to turn it around?)
    Polanco (hotter schmotato)
    Senzel (doing fairly well)

    My other OF’s are Acuna Matata, Dahl Baby, Conforto the Confounded, and Hoskins, who is also my 1B, but is OF eligible.

    Thanks.

    • Prog Nation says:
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      Just picked up Hiura 2 days ago, so he’s another option to drop, but wanted to test the waters.

  111. Steve says:
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    Nicky Lopez, A Diaz, Pence

    Who is the drop? 14T obp

    Thanks

  112. Db says:
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    Starting Gibson @Seattle or Corbin Martin @red Sox?
    Which one is first drop

  113. William Hung says:
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    I feel like Tapia is a lucky man with Story’s knee injury being minor – I can only imagine the wrath of Rockies fans if Tapia knocked Story out for an extended period of time

  114. Tavern says:
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    Carlos Santana or Matt Olson in a redraft points league?

  115. Stumanji! says:
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    Keeper league:
    Tatis Jr. ($11) and Pete Alonso ($1) for Juan Soto ($6)?

  116. sportivetricks says:
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    Yo yo yo.

    Stupid Yahoo news blurb suggests Rodgers might play 2B. Anyone more reputable heard the same?

    • sportivetricks says:
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      Oh wait, McMahon comments above might answer this. (Thought he was at 1B)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Since Story plays SS, that would be my guess

      • sportivetricks says:
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        sexy

  117. Token says:
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    How would you rank Riley, Hiura, and Rodgers ROS? Thanks

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Yes, because Trevor Story.

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Sorry, that was in reply to Rodgers playing 2B instead of SS.

      FWIW, I’d go Hiura, Riley, Rodgers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers, Hiura, Riley

  118. Harley Earl says:
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    Shoehi farted into a Mason jar and it turned into Jared Walsh??? LMFAO

    Damn dude, that almost made me cry. Hahahahahaa

  119. Stumanji! says:
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    Caleb Smith for Maeda & Hiura?
    10 tm H2H with QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, but fair

  120. Madx34 says:
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    16 team league with standard categories, as of May 15 my team has 79.5 out of 80 pitching points
    Verlander
    Marquez
    Happ
    Iglesias
    Luchessi
    Geeene
    Parker
    Woodruff
    Ryu

    Thanks Grey!!

    Madx34…..one of the original 5 females (3 rd or 4th?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, lady!

      Nice pitching!

      • Madx34 says:
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        Nice advice!! ???

        In the past , always waited a few rounds for P1, but in a podcast you had mentioned to grab one early in very deep leagues… so I did!! And the rest of the names were all very familiar in
        Jan /Feb/Mar blogs

        Now about Travis Shaw , Inciarte and Danny Jansen…..!!
        JK!!! Offense is very good too!! Even with these scrubs!!

  121. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Mallex Smith was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

    Shed Long was sent back to the minors to free up a roster spot for Smith, who is back with the big club after smoothing out some kinks at the plate in the minors. The outfielder hit .333/.375/.476 with a homer, seven stolen bases and a 3:4 BB:K in 10 games for the Rainiers. Smith figures to immediately steal playing time from jay Bruce in the outfield and could quickly reclaim an everyday role if he builds off his success from the minors.

    From Fantrax

  122. m0se says:
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    5×5 ERA, WHIP, QS, K, SV+H league.

    still trying to catch up in the SV+H category. would you move Domingo German for Diego Castillo?

    • William Hung says:
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      No

    • Grey

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      Agree with Hung

  123. William Hung says:
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    Hiura got the memo that my team is supposed to suck this week – that’s why he’s come up empty in those bases loaded situations last night and today. Sorry folks!

      • William Hung says:
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        0-4 with 3 Ks – can’t hit a major league fastball today

        • William Hung says:
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          holy F – 0-5 with 4 Ks – came up 2x with the bases juiced… my jinx is TOO strong

  124. Prestige says:
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    Best bet for the W tomorrow?

    Lucchesi home vs. Pirates (Lyles)
    Scherzer home vs. Cubs (Hamels)
    M Kelly homevs. Giants (Samardijza)

    Thanks!

  125. johnnyhobbes says:
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    yo grey, is Luke Jackson more lucky than good?

    That being said luck could still win, Jackson over Ryan Pressly in points league that counts 3 for holds 5 for saves?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      His FIP and xFIP are great. Not sure what you mean by lucky but I don’t think he’s lucky. He’s performing very well.

      Can you roster both? Pressly is top 5 for holds probably. Who are your RPs

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        pressly, d iego castillo, could drop lucchesi or mitch garver

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Castillo over garver

          • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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            No one is gonna pick up Garver to hold him for a month while he gets healthy. I’d lose Garver for Jackson. Jackson, Castillo is my bullpen in an only SV league and im .500 in that category. There’s a fair amount of luck involved but Castillo and Jackson are both candidates for holds AND saves, and pressly is solid all around (ratios and holds).

            • johnnyhobbes says:
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              Roger, good looking out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have a luck category?

      • Moscowitz says:
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        I know where he is comming from…the strikeouts, the absurd groundball rate, that decent control…he never and at no time in his career played on this level and never produced numbers like that: Luck may not be the right word but i think he is pitching above his talent level.

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        we have luck and we have razz. I suck at both

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, no you don’t

  126. Weird Fishes says:
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    10-team NL-only h2h redraft … would you trade Dahl or Conforto for Tatis?

    • Weird Fishes says:
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      To clarify … are you comfortable trading either for Tatis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Dahl 1st

  127. William Hung says:
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    Can’t have anything nice – McNeil out with an Ab injury

      • William Hung says:
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        wow…. that sucks – few things bother me more than when guys injure their own teammates (looking at you Tapia and Cano)

          • William Hung says:
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            yes – in the world of fantasy baseball, not the real world. the real world has enough problems

  128. Cohen says:
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    Fletcher or Verdugo ros?

  129. Worm Burner says:
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    I know you said it’s almost time to buy, but I’ve been offered:

    Receive – Jo-Ram and a throw-in (currently Romo)
    Give – DeJong & Brad Hand

    I hate losing Hand, but which side do you like for ROS?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to me

  130. erad says:
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    I just want one day without losing another guy

    Conforto out of the game after colliding with Cano – I guess he got knocked out cold – just as he was heating up too. FML.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Mets are so Mets

  131. Alps says:
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    Grey
    I picked up Mercado
    Now having buyers remorse. He isn’t in the lineup today
    Would you drop him for willie Calhoun or Rodgers it is a keeper league

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Mercado is basically all steals. It’s needs based but I would take either of those guys over mercado. Rodgers gonna have to carve out a spot on a team notably incompetent in playing it’s young stars. Calhoun might also not have a spot in a couple days but he’s mashing.

      • Alps says:
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        I agree with everything you said
        Mercado isn’t in the lineup today. He can’t run if he isn’t playing.
        Thanks

      • Alps says:
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        Thanks as always

  132. Mookie Wilson 1 says:
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    12 team NL only 5×5, have to keep one and cut one of ABradley or AMiller, who gets cut? Thanks!

  133. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Soler or Mazara

    Thanks!

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      It’s fairly equal…I personally like Soler more. If you look at Mazara’s last few years, he’s the same underwhelming player every year.
      60/20/75/.260 = Meh x 10000

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        *I say it’s equal but I think theres way more HR upside for Soler. Bout the same average. I’d go Soler*

  134. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Grey, looking for some of your magic for batty calls today. Which 2 of these bums are you feeling for today?
    a) Leonys vs BAL Straily (Hittertron $17)
    b) Kipnis same opponent ($28)
    c) Bauers same ($28)
    d) Grichuk vs CWS Covey ($22)
    e) Camargo vs STL Wainwright ($-5)
    f) None of the Above!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers, Grichuk

  135. 3mango says:
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    Sorry: Clarification Needed:
    10 Team Roto (QS): Of Skaggs/Junis/Marco Gonzalez, Rank, and Keep1, drop rest..

    • 3mango says:
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      *Marco Gonzales (spelling)
      Not sure who to keep, or who to drop to waivers and is no better than any other daily stream I can find..

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Gonzales, Skaggs, Junis

        Keep Gonz

        Who else can you stream?

  136. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    My boy Willie just hit one out to dead center, he has two singles as well, that he hit to LF, beating the shift..don’t think Willie will ever go back to AAA!

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Willie’s a beast but “Willie” have a spot to play? I gotta think so if he keeps performing… Who’s the odd man out tho? Tough to say. Could be Guzman if you move Gallo to 1B, could be Seoul Train but hes mashing right now also. Tough to say also because Train is being payed 20 million/YEAR (yes you read that right TWENTY).

  137. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) – D.Murphy or Hiura?
    2) – Yu or Strahm?

    Thanks Man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Murphy 2. Yu

  138. Last Tango says:
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    Whats with Juan Soto? He’s been stinking up the joint since his return from the IR. Do you think his back is still an issue? What do you see his numbers being this year moving forward. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be, think he’ll be fine

  139. ashtray says:
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    In a 14 team OPS league, how would you rank these utility guys:

    Ronny Rodriguez (1.008 ops over last 45 days)
    Christian Walker (.837)
    Trey Mancini (.840)
    Brendan Rodgers

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers, Mancini

  140. Trickrey says:
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    Great Post ! Couple questions regarding some rookies

    1) Hiura or Rodgers in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league
    2) Rodgers or Austin Riley 10 tm 6×6 OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Rodgers 2. Rodgers

  141. SteveNZ says:
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    A not-at-all fun fact if you happen to own them (as I do), but between them, Ohtani and Hiura have stranded 22 RISP in the last two days.

  142. Play Ball says:
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    What are your thoughts on Bassit? His ERA is below 2 after today. But, peripherals are mixed.

    4.20 FIP and a 3.14 xFIP
    3.21 SIERRA
    24.5% K-BB% (awesome)

    A 23.8% HR/FB rate. His FB% is only 36.2%. GB % 41.4%.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitching over his head, but doesn’t matter, should be owned if you have room

  143. ashtray says:
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    Another one for my 14 team OPS:

    Christian Walker
    Ronny
    Willie Calhoun
    Nicky Lopez

    Who would you rather roster

  144. B the Esq. says:
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    Shallow Yahoo H2H categories league.

    Getting sick of of rolling Villar out as my 2B.

    Legit to drop for LaStella, Dietrich, Caesar Hernandez, Wong, or someone of that ilk?

  145. Ellis says:
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    Luke Jackson Neris or Alvarado

    Thank you!

  146. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Rodgers or Semian?

  147. Paul says:
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    WOuld you trade paddock for lindor I also have Corey Seager

  148. Justin Ralph says:
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    Its my daily drop Muncy question. Drop Muncy for Brendan Rogers? What about Byron Buxton?

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Ok thanks Grey. I’ll be back tomorrow with a new drop Muncy question for you.

        • Justin Ralph says:
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          How about drop Muncy for Yu Darvish in a league where pitching is hard to find. Limited to 50 moves though.

          • Justin Ralph says:
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            Woodruff is also available in that league. He keeps tempting me.

  149. Jaone says:
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    E, Suarez and Bumgarner for Bregman which side wins?

  150. aardvark says:
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    Leaning towards no but who wins this

    Nola for quintana/ hunter dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, prolly Dozier side

  151. uncle ernie says:
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    His Rizzo for my Soto. Thanks

  152. Hello Rockview says:
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    Roto league – innings cap for Pitchers so I can keep a big bench for bats

    Make any swaps?
    C lucroy
    1B Alonso
    2B mondesi
    3b machado
    Ss bogaerts
    Of acuna
    Of benintendi
    Of puig
    Util cruz
    Util D. Smith
    Bench – yandy, C. Walker, soler, tapia, schoop, cano

    Free agents – Dyson, Calhoun , Renfroe, A. Diaz

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st three in, Yandy, Schoop, Cano out

  153. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In terms of targets, after Austin Riley… do you like Nicky or Willie for general production?

    Sorry, I’m sure you’ve asked/answered a question from someone else like this (though I couldn’t find above).

  154. Nightpandas says:
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    Should I Avi-Sail away or take the Seoul train?

    Obp slg league

  155. Steve says:
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    Needed pitching, what do you think of giving Yandy for K Gibson, 14T obp/QS league?

    Thanks

      • frankgrimes says:
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        What to watch now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Started watching Sneaky Pete but it’s kinda whatever… You ever watch Spiral?

          • frankgrimes says:
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            I’ll check it out.

            I don’t think I made it thru season 1 of sneaky.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah it’s kinda belch

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Btw Survivor. Worst season ever haha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was on the island for 11 days! Haha, WTF?!

          • frankgrimes says:
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            I know right…
            Everyone had an idol(s) almost every tribal.
            I think some even gained weight this year!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I want them eating rats again! I also wanna be on this show so bad

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not to eat rats, btw

              • frankgrimes says:
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                Haha. I know. You need to make it happen. You have connections!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I know, I’d be the best contestant ever, after Rupert

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    They shoulda made extinction island hella hard. Try to force them to quit the damn thing.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They should just get rid of it… and next year they’re bringing on coaches!

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    Coaches? What for? Haha.
                    Can’t they think of anything better?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You didn’t see coming attractions? Boston Rob and Sandra are next year’s coaches

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    Sounds horrible lol

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  156. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Just got a trade offer.

    I give up Corey Seager ($39)
    I get Dansby Swanson ($26)

    Would you make the deal?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        are you saying i would lose in the deal by trading Seager for Swanson?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok i’ll hold. Seager will cost me $43 next year to keep next year

  157. stevenjohnson07 says:
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    Would you trade away Lindor and Mize for Judge, C Seager, E-Rod, and Tanaka?

    Semi-keeper league cats h2h

  158. Fleeced says:
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    Can you rank Eloy Jimenez, Hosmer and Brendan Rodgers?

  159. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    With Conforto dealing with a concussion, would you pick up Keon Broxton for Moran? Moran is being platooned for the time being.

    What are your thoughts on swapping Suzuki for Cervelli. He’s doing more with less playing time? I am loading up on my Nats’ frequent batter miles as you can see.

    I appreciate your thoughts.

    10-TM NL-Only, H2H 5×5 (OBP)

    Roster:
    CA Cervelli
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Escobar
    IF Moran
    OF Acuna
    OF Harper
    OF Robles
    OF Mac Williamson
    UT Parra
    B Hampson
    IL Zimmerman

    SP Musgrove
    SP Ryu
    SP Eflin
    SP Matz
    SP Mikolas
    SP T. Richards
    RP Yates
    RP Jackson
    RP Stripling
    B M. Kelly
    B Kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton sounds like he’s about to get DFA’d but over Moran sounds ok — I’d go with Suzuki

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        Thanks!

        Addison Russell and Gamel are on waivers. FAs available are Almora Jr., Arcia, Descalso.

        For catcher, I’d like to try Caratini, and would have picked him up if Rizzo went to the IL, but I doubt he gets enough ABs to pick up as my catcher.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Addison

          Meh on Caratini

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            Sounds good! If Russell gets picked up off of waivers, then who are the next 2 you’d go with. One of them will still be available.

            Thanks!

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            Now there’s word that Gomez could be coming up. He’s worth a shot, right?

  160. Steve says:
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    In a keep forever league, would you give Tatis for

    Castillo
    Flaherty
    Caleb Smith
    Paddack

    In need of pitching in a 14t QS league but Tatis might be a 2nd or 3rd round talent for years to come. If not these guys and willing to trade Tatis, what’s the right tier?

    Thanks

  161. Thomas Petrone says:
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    clint frazier, avisail garcia or oduble herrerra better ROS? will Frazier keep his playing time?

  162. Steve says:
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    10T 5×5

    Would you give Bregman to get Jo-Ram?

    Thanks

  163. Jj says:
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    W Calhoun, Laureano, or A Russell

  164. robhalla says:
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    Grey – Razzballers !

    Drop Daniel Murphy for Brandon Lowe?

    Lowe was dropped for Hiura who I missed on.

    Got Ronny fillin in at second right now and would keep him as a super utility anyway until the wheels fall off.

    Thanks for any thoughts……

      • robhalla says:
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        thx just needed a reality nudge

  165. iifish says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Moncada, Tim Anderson, DeJong ,Corey Seager ROS in order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, DeJong, Moncada

  166. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, which streamer you like more for a mixed shallow league:
    a) Luchessi tomorrow vs PIT (SON $20)
    b) Canning Saturday vs KC ($20)
    c) neither!

  167. DonnieB says:
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    Looks like the 125-140 pitches per game is catching up to Bauer. How didn’t Tito and Co see that coming?

    I finally dropped Peraza today for Rodgers and of course Peraza hit a HR and will be back to expectations now. God, I hate—and love—this game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know, DonnieB

  168. Ritchie Rich says:
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    Ryu, Eflin, Corbin…. how would you rank them for the rest of this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did, unless that’s Patrick Corbin

      • Ritchie Rich says:
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        Yeah… Patrick Corbin… he’s 1st, right?

  169. Turd Wendell says:
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    Rendon for Corbin 10 tm h2h

    My Ps after:
    Stras, Marquez, Caleb Smith, Edrod, Fried, Soroka Gibson

    • Turd Wendell says:
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      Sidenote did pick up Riley for 3b

  170. Robert says:
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    Should there be concern about Bauer?

    • DonnieB says:
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      Yes IMO. Virtually every game has been 125+ pitches. Likely needs rest or is already injured.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not unless you’re his PR consultant

  171. Cohen says:
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    Jarrod Dyson or Verdugo ros?

  172. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Heeded your advice in last week’s “Buy Column” and picked up a prospect on the cheap before they actually got called up (i.e, Riley in this instance) in my 12-team league.

    I’m sure you’ve answered a lot of questions on Brendan Rodgers call-up today. I personally think he’s a STUD and he’s in Coors. I wanted to pick him up on the cheap last Sunday, but injuries to other active players made me think otherwise. Anythehoo…another owner picked him up and I’m thinking I can get him for Zach Wheeler straight-up. Is that too much?

    My other SP’s are Sale, Bauer, Marquez, Gausman, Eickhoff, and Chirinos. My closing pitching is insane (e.g., Hader, Diaz, Alvarado, and Jackson).

    No new music today unfortunately, but I’ll be back tomorrow for Old School Friday.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s too much

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I was thinking that as well. Just kicking myself that I didn’t pick him up 4 nights ago for nothing.

        Appreciate you responding.

  173. Crazy J says:
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    When do the “I could’ve had Yelich!” t-shirts go on sale?

  174. DonnieB says:
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    Ranking of top keeper prospects? Vlad,Senzel,Eloy,Rodgers,Hiura seems about right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks about right, I might flip a few in the middle, but all close

  175. Licketty Splits says:
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    Another great write-up …can’t believe the season is over quarter done.
    12 team Fantrax weekly league with 30 player lineups
    Pick-up any of Luplow, Marwin, Pillar, Reddick, A Frazier, Nimmo, A Diaz, Flores, Arcia, A Cabrera, Kendrick, Choi , or D Norris (gets Mia next week)??
    Dropping one or more of Inciarte, Cron or F Peralta
    Thanks for all you do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin for Ender

  176. aardvark says:
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    Smh. Maeda going on the DL. I hate the Dodgers.

    Points league. Should I grab darvish or Luke Jackson

    8 per QS and 5 per save

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know… Jackson

      • aardvark says:
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        Thanks grey. Have a good night

  177. Cohen says:
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    Austin Riley looks good!

  178. uncle ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. This is my team from a offense perspective. Little perplexed on what to do or not do. I was offered Rizzo for my Soto which looks like a good deal.problem is I don’t want to roster three 1st baseman. I know Bryant has of eligibility and Escobar has 3rd so if I trade Soto I still have 6 outfielders. please give me your opinion. Thank you 1b Abreu 2b LaStella (3b,2b) 3rd Bryant (3b,of) ss Lindor 2b/ss Turner 1b/3b Goldschmidt of Trout of Acuna of Betts of Blackmon of Soto utl Rosario bench Escobar (ss/3b) bench Hiura 2b

    • uncle ernie says:
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      sorry it posted this way. I had columns but not sure what happened

  179. JP says:
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    Pick 2

    G. Polanco, Aaron Hicks, F. Reyes

  180. Joey t says:
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    Got offered a trade and I’m in need of a second opinion. I’m in 4th place in a keeper roto league and currently in last in steals and near the top in all pitching. I inquired about Jose Ramirez thinking I can buy low. The offers I got were clevenger or glasnow for Ramirez. What do you think?

  181. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Im real concerned for juan soto. Hes not healthy. In redraft im starting to panic.

    You like buying low on wheeler after the bad start today? Plus hes got a shit era and whip for the young season, i may offer like greg holland and mike fiers for him

  182. Thatguypeter says:
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    Curious which side of the trade you guys like

    Mookie Betts, Max Kepler, Zach Wheeler
    For
    Nolan Arenado, Kole Calhoun, Robbie Ray

    • uncle ernie says:
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      I personally like the Betts side

      • Thatguypeter says:
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        I was thinking the same. I like Mookie over Nolan (by a little). Kepler and Calhoun are whatever. And I’m assuming Wheeler gets hits stuff together at some point and outperforms Ray moving forward.

        • uncle ernie says:
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          I like Wheeler but remember it’s the Mets. Expect less wins with that offense. Never trusted Ray

  183. Worm Burner says:
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    Sorry for the late question…….

    If you had to, who do you give up 1st in a trade for ROS,
    Hand or Hader?

    Thanks!

  184. Graeme says:
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    Lucroy or Astudio?

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