It had been so long since I drafted Zack Wheeler (7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (zero walks), 11 Ks, ERA at 4.85) in multiple leagues, and, after so many subpar efforts, I was beginning to forget why I drafted him as my number two.  Was a number two a harbinger of things to come, I asked myself while sitting on the toilet.  His control in previous starts left something to be desired, which is the understatement of the year after:  Christian Yelich’s poster is on just a few ceilings in Milwaukee of couples who are trying to have a baby.  And the guys are the ones looking up.  Yesterday, Wheeler pinged up on my iCal, reminding me why I wanted to own him.  If you weren’t able to see him or the highlights, he is the first pitcher to throw 100 MPH and pitchslap the opposing pitcher, Zach Eflin (4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.15) with a 100+ MPH exit velocity.  “I’d like to report a Zack on Zach crime.”  911 Operator, “Is it a H or K on the first Zack?”  “Get down here!”  If Wheeler pitches like he did yesterday, he’s not a number two.  Dot dot dot.  He’s a number one!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, a grand slam.  I’m sorry, I’m not here for Todd Frazier’s Redemption Song.  I’m hoping for Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.

Chris Sale – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 7.43.  *insert GIF of Alonzo Mourning on the bench with understated disappointment*  I mean, Sale did strikeout a bunch of Tigers, but they’re the Tigers and he still looks very hittable.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-8, 3 RBIs and two homers (3, 4) in the day game of the doubleheader, hitting .286.  Bogaerts’s homers emphatically pointed to the Red Sox’s win-loss record and said, “This.  Here.  Ain’t my fault.”

Michael Chavis – 2-for-8 and his 1st homer, as he started at 2nd base again yesterday (for one game).  Chavis rhymes with save us…Good enough for me!  I’ve been telling you to pick him up since last Friday.  Drop your password in the comments, and I will take the wheel.

Matthew Boyd – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  Motown’s Filly back again…Getting a little of those East Coast swings…Boy-boy-boy-Boyd II Men going off…Throwing not too hard, not too soft.  So, Boyd looked much better than Sale, which I think is a compliment.  Even with the Sawx struggling, going to Fenway is not easy, and Boyd made it looked relatively so.  His fastball has more life on it due to an arm slot change, without an increase in velocity, and he’s doing a better job of hiding the slider behind the fastball.  It all looks legit, as long as he can continue his deception/arm slot change because nothing is elite.

Spencer Turnbull – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  Tigers looking better than the Red Sox is pretty hilarious.  As for Turnbull, two Ks to four walks is kinda woof with a side of the Regression Fairies are in a VW Bug outside your house waiting for you to come out.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.48.  You kinda have to love guys who go into Coors like no big deal, homey.

Raimel Tapia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and three straight games with a homer.  Still a 4th outfielder, but maybe the Rockies finally tell Ian to shine on you crazy Desmond on the bench.

Luke Weaver – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.33 vs. Trevor Williams – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.59.  This matchup was billed as, “Two guys that Grey didn’t love coming into this year but would own in just about any league now.”  As you can imagine, that matchup billing has broad appeal.

Ivan Nova – 4 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 8.42.  Champagne supernova but pronounced chum-pain super no with a silent va.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .155.  The first time I go to any sushi restaurant I order spicy tuna roll.  It’s my litmus test on whether or not it’s a decent sushi place.  If they can’t do that, they shouldn’t be in business.  With that in mind, every pitcher should have to face Chris Davis once.  If they give up a homer to him, they should not be in the majors.

Renato Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .292, and now 4 homers in the five games and hitting over-.300 in the last week and hot schmotato alert!

Dwight Smith Jr. – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .287.  Serious question:  DSJ or Piscotty?  Okay, Piscotty, but is it that obvious?

Jorge Alfaro – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .281.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Pablo Lopez – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.44.  The Indians don’t scare me.  Though, that one fan who shows up in warpaint looks like a dry drunk.  However, Streamonator doesn’t like Lopez’s next start, and I agree.

Carlos Carrasco – 4 IP, 0 ER, but left after a collision with Neil Walker.  My mom keeps screaming, “NO COLLISION!” at Fox News, but I don’t think they were showing Carrasco replays.  Carrasco’s headed for an MRI.  You might want to consider joining a prayer parallelogram.

Eric Sogard – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .385.  Now I see why they’re not calling up Vlad Jr.  *pours bleach into mouth*

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, a grand slam, hitting .259.  MLB Network should show random people on the street a picture of Rowdy Roddy Piper and Rowdy Tellez and ask, “Which one is Rowdy Tellez?”  Instead, they have Harold Reynolds talking about how great bunting is.  Any hoo!  Tellez has two homers in the last three games, and hitting near-.325.  Schmotellez, amiright?

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .344, and his 1st start in like ten days.  Sandoval got the start, because Rowdy Tellez is his Dorian Gray portrait.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .215.  Snooze.  Longoria (1-for-4) also hit his 3rd homer and Panik hit a homer and yabba-blabbity-bloo no cares about Giants hitters.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 2 R, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.21, and 114 pitches because the Cubs were in throwback jerseys and Maddon got confused.  So grateful I owned Quintana in leagues too deep to drop him after his first two ugly starts, because he’s been the most reliable pitcher I’ve had since.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .200.  H to the Rizzo!  Or is it HR to the Rizzo?  There was some discussion on this in the comments recently.  Which one do people think is better?  These are the important questions.

Javier Baez – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .315.  “But he doesn’t take a walk.”  That’s people in the preseason.

Michael Pineda – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.63.  This start was on my bench.  Next stop:  waivers.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .274.  Rosario is the quietest top 20 hitter, right?  So quiet he might be a top 10 hitter.  I’d have to check our Player Rater and bit too lazy right now.

Frankie Montas – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (2 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  I’ve mentioned this before, but during the baseball year I don’t delete my search history so I can quickly type a couple of letters and their player page comes right up.  With that said, I’ve searched Frankie Montas so many times, I just type “F” and my search history says, “Why don’t you like Frankie Montas?  His peripherals are good.  What do you plan on seeing this time?”  I don’t know, search history!  Stop badgering me!

Matt Chapman – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer, hitting .318.  The A’s scored ten runs capped by Chapman’s homer, but every starter had a hit.  Jurickson Profar?  Didn’t play.  Holy sit!

Stephen Piscotty – 4-for-5, 3 runs.  How early is it still?  In two games, Piscotty raised his average from .244 to .286.

Lance Lynn – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.51.  Oh brr Lynn, aren’t you supposed to ask for consent first before you have such a cold start?

Luke Voit – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 6th and 7th homers, and 2nd and 3rd homers in the past two games.  Voit and Alonso are taking turns like Santa’s Little Helper tap-dancing around for my attention.  Please, continue.

Brett Gardner – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .250.  Gardner came up a home run short of the cycle, but, as Joe Buck would say, his well-defined cheekbones are always a home run in my eyes.

Justin Bour – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .203.  All hail the Bourbino!

Domingo German – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.75.  This is Exhibit A why I have no tears for people complaining about deGrom, Scherzer or any other top 10 starter.

Mike Ford – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He’s got power, and he’s American-made, what more can you want?

Justus Sheffield – Will be called up to work long relief and operate in a piggyback role with Kikuchi.  Though, isn’t that *lowers voice so no one hears me* a rickshaw role?

Erik Swanson –  5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.27.  When there’s so many appetizing streamers in leagues, it’s hard to justify telling you to hold a guy who just got dusted in Petco, but I still like Swanson.  This was brought to you by Swanson Appetizers, only 99th the cholesterol of Swanson dinners!

Nick Margevicius – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks.  See what I said for Montas, but replace the F word with the N wo–Whoa, what?  Margevicius has been good enough to own in most leagues, but all those walks are worrisome.  I’m still not going in outside of streams.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .219.  Reminds me so much of Renfroe in years past.  Yes, there’s power here, but you can’t find 27+ HRs with no counting stats elsewhere?  C’mon, Stella La Tommy is on pace for 27 homers.

Wade Miley – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners (1 BB), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.58.  Streamonator doesn’t love his next start, but I’d be remiss if I said I didn’t trust him more than that, even if I don’t know what remiss means.  Hashtag nailed it!

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Willing to take an April L on Altuve.  I didn’t think his power would bounce back this year.  I wonder if Kris Bryant can wash his uniform 400 times in a row to shrink it and smuggle Altuve into it.

Matt Kemp – Hit the IL with a broken rib.  The injury happened when Tucker Barnhart was reenacting his favorite passage from the Bible.  And Barnhart’s Bible is a Tony Roma’s menu.

Sonny Gray – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners (0 walks), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  I’m being told that the narrative everyone wants to embrace is Gray is all the way back and look at his 31/6 K/BB.  I mean, wow.  The ‘wow’ was also from ‘them’ who were pushing the narrative.  I’m also told to say Gray was unlucky to give up any runs yesterday and his defense let him down.  Okay, but he still unraveled, right?  Listen, if you want to own Gray, his 2.60 xFIP is gorge and I won’t stand in your way.  I’m also not running out to pick him up.  In the immortal words of Great White, “Once bitten, twice shy.”

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  When Puig lets one fly!

Mike Foltynewicz – Will return on Saturday.  He had a 6.11 ERA in his minor league rehab starts, so it sounds like he could be the ace of at least 20 teams.

Kevin Gausman – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.96.  Gausman and Gray are totally different pitchers with unrelated issues, but I let up on my fear of Gausman after his last start and do you see what happened?  His peripherals are still solid, but put solid peripherals in one hand and a terrible start in another hand, and which hand has something?  There’s nothing in either hand!  Why don’t you put your feelings in a hand?

Homer Bailey – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.63.  Homer Bailey’s start is what you call foreshadowing for Sonny Gray.

Mike Zunino – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Alfaro or Zunino in 3, 2, 1…

Emilio Pagan – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save in as many games.  Diego Castillo had pitched two innings on Sunday and Jose Alvarado had pitched back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday and Kevin Cash hates our fantasy teams and is a Pagan worshipper.  Are you happy?  I’m befuddled.  I’m assuming Castillo and Alvarado were just resting, but *shrugs* I don’t know.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-4 and his 3rd and 4th homer, and now three homers in two straight games.  Get hot you motherfudger!  That sentence was produced by B. Giddy.

Orlando Arcia – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .218.  Definitely cyclops’ing him to see if the 8th “post” before “hype sleeper” was finally enough build up.

Daniel Poncedeleon – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks in his 1st start.  Wow, Poncedeleon must’ve felt…rejuvenated. *dodgers tomato*  What?  This, I think, is a spot start, and, even if it’s not, he’s a streamer in most leagues.

Paul DeJong – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .337.  Colonel Mustard in the pantry with a glass condiment bottle!

Carlos Martinez – Will return as a reliever, which was his wish.  “You have two more wishes,” says Willaddin Astudillo, in blue body paint.

  1. foul balls says:
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    Hey Grey, need to drop one Escobar, Swanson or Peraza. Thanks kindly

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Dansby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • tigersharkz says:
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        I’d bet my imaginary fortune that Swanson outperforms Escobar, even with those inflated 21 rbi already in the bank.

        Check his peripherals, Swanson’s a new man, playing up to his lofty draft status from a lifetime ago.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybs

          • tigersharkz says:
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            Forgot to mention -when Lamb comes back he will be playing against righties, and they’re not going to just sit Christian Walker now.

            Fun fact -Swanson is obviously not a better base stealer than Peraza, but he actually has a higher sprint speed. Swanson will get double digit steals easily, Escobar no longer runs.

            Seriously, dropping Swanson is a bad idea.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybs

            • knucks says:
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              Pippin aint easy

            • Slimcompoop says:
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              I’m with you TS…Dansby will be the best out of the three comes season end.

  2. toolshed says:
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    Drop maeda and add soroka? Maeda is better than this I thought but I look at his whip and era and the homers he keeps giving up and I wonder. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  3. Crazy J says:
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    I like Arcia… IRL

    You, as in Razzball you, have Chavis going 9/3/10 .248 ROS… obviously you know something I don’t. Do you have a ROS I can use to weight him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You, as in me, from where? Prospectonator?

      • Crazy J says:
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        Steamer… I scrolled down and saw the prospectonator, thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In how many ABs?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I prolly like him more than that, when Nunez, Holt and others are healthy, he might be sent back down tho

  4. ThE sHiT says:
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    Anyone with take:

    trade away my McNeil/Yandy for Christian Walker/Galvis or Walker/Wendle? OBP league

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. biidii says:
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    Dropped J. Polanco for Swanson. OBP.

    Am I crazy for hoping that Swanson’s for real and taking Swanson’s counting stats over Polanco’s solid OBP? If I’m crazy, is it crazy like a person with 7 cats or like a used car salesmen who is practically giving cars away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy, maybe incorrect

  6. Mojoman says:
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    Hi Grey and DT :)
    Nice article as usual.

    How do you think about Puig ros at this point?
    Jose Mart & Montas for Puig, who wins?

    Thanks :)

    • Mojoman says:
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      Ah, one more! Could you rank these guys Ros?

      Montas, Peacock, Eflin… Thanks.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        That’s the order I have them in right now

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Puig should heat up, I’d hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  7. Ciwa says:
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    Hi grey!
    I’d like to add Smith jr and Tapia. Would you drop two between Mazara/Soler/Wong? Or would you hold?

    Thanks a lot

    • Mojoman says:
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      You know Grey loves Mazara a lot. Haha
      Smith Jr. has a certain job so I’d get him for Wong.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Agree with Mojo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Mojo

      • Ciwa says:
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        And Tapia for Mazara? Too much risk with playing time?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Risk for PT

  8. Brett says:
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    I was offered daniel murphy and jose martinez for my Nick Castellanos

    Think i should accept?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, it’s fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Brett says:
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      Do you think its worth it? I win at all?

      Or just hold.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        If you need the MI then I think it’s a good move, otherwise I’d just hold.

  9. Mike says:
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    I’m sure you’ve been asked this a million times, but am I good to drop augliar?

    • Cram It says:
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      For who?

      • Mike says:
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        I’ve got Lester and Segura with impending returns from the IL I need to make room for. I’ve got both Christian walker and hunter dozier I can slide into 1B. Augliar is just killing my average….

        • Donkey Teeth

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          I’d drop Lester or someone else first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have Vazquez, Holland, and Hicks. Is Rogers worth keeping in case Parker falters, or is that slot better spent on Luke Weaver if I have mediocre starting pitching?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Weaver

    • Savoy Special says:
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      Add Luke Weaver. He looks legit. Elite changeup with a fastball sitting at 92-94 mph, topping out at 95-97 mph

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  11. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey,

    Loved it man

    Internet really bad. Karma God’s punishment for excessive giddiness yesterday.

    a. No mention of Goodrum. Shame on you.

    b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 24

    It gets so boring at home. After all, how many reruns of Abbott and Costello movies can a guy watch on television.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • William Hung says:
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      The answer to B. is “NOT ENOUGH RERUNS”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B. Where is that quote from? You?

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!

        a. Brainy quotes.com

        b. I’m running out of sketch quotes. I just realized 2 things about Abbott and Costello.

        1. Yes they were IN a shizz ton of movies, but it wasn’t only them in the movie. Sometimes they weren’t even top bill so they were in like 10% of the movie.

        2. They repeated their sketches repeatedly, like who’s on first has appeared twice in movies and repeatedly in radio broadcasts. BTW, on who’s on first I’ve seen it in Spanish and Italian. It works in both languages (as you’ll see ’cause I am really hard pressed for material).

        So please indulge me a few quotes outside of radio broadcasts and the silver screen, otherwise i’ ll finish up like around when Honeywell gets called up (despite the recent setback).

        c. My wife and I are taking the seaman and our daughter out for supper tonight. His birthday is tomorrow, we go back to the mainland tomorrow and we’re sick of eating sandwiches and the like for supper OR a combination of all 3. The seaman is such a nice guy, he’s just great. I wish you could meet him, maybe one fine day you come to this island paradise with cougs as my guest to meet the seaman. His grandmother’s farm is to die for. His grandmother got a black sheep as a gift because he was rejected by his mother. His grandmother had to feed the black sheep with a bottle and have continued the tradition. It’s an amazing story.

        Cheers

        • Slappy Jack says:
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          You live in this other reality that I’m not participating in and cannot access.

  12. Nick says:
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    Grey,

    was about to add Domingo yesterday so, NOW i’ll do it !!
    over : Woodruff ?
    or Matz, Lucchesi, T.Williams ?

    • Nick says:
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      Let’s go with Wood-Rough …

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Over Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  13. EMAZ says:
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    Trade P Alonso for Glasnow. Fair trade or not enough in return for Alonso? Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Alonso but it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great writeup as always! In a standard 5×5 category H2H league:

    1) Pick 2: McMahon, Peraza, Kike, Chavis, Cole Tucker, Dwight Smith

    2) Would you drop any of these SP for Yonny Chirinos or hold? Matz, Woodruff, Lucchesi, Eflin

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Kike, McMahon for me but all good options
      2) I’d drop Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Dave D says:
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    I Turned the bull loose in Boston on a couple teams and got a W, and am hoping for a 2nd win for the week on Sunday. Yeah, he’s a risk but an ace compared to Toussaint or F. Peralta. I’ll take it.

    I’m feeling great about about picking up Tapia on Sunday with an $8 FAAB. I needed a 5th OF with ODB and Bader down. Finally a FAAB has worked out so far. I’m wishing I had more shares of Tapia. He could be a beast.

    Im suprised you haven’t gotten your Darwinz-on, it would be a natural selection from the origin of species in Fenway to add a middle reliever up for a short time who then goes extinct after failing to secure a steady food source.

    While I am one that note I must quote Homer Simpson, who at the Padres game last night proclaimed “Marge is vicious”. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. It must be the Peets coffee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I started Turnbull too, but it’s AL-Only

      Haha, stay away from Peets!

  16. Savoy Special says:
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    Sup Grey!

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

    1) Drop Avisail Garcia for Gregory Polanco or Dwight Smith Jr?
    2) Are Gregory Polanco and Dwight Smith Jr close in ROS projections?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B : Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Avisail Garcia
    UTL: Christian Walker

    IL: Austin Meadows

    P: German Marquez
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Reyes Moronta
    P: Raisel Iglesias
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: Joe Musgrove
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Max Fried
    B: Derek Holland
    B: Luke Weaver

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Arodys Vizcaino

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Polanco
      2) Could be but Polanco has the track record…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. Matt says:
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    Grey,

    Just wanted to thank you for advising me to draft Yelich and Baez. I have not been disappointed.

    Thank you.

    • Matt says:
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      Also I’m sitting in 1st place and feel comfortable with my hitters. I really want to ride it out with Peraza because SB is my worst category. Hold on to him?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Yes, hold Peraza

  18. PB&J says:
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    I have an offer of his David Peralta for my Boyd and Matz. What do you think? What about just Boyd for Peralta as a counter?

    I also have an offer of his Mazara for Boyd sent to me. What do you think?

    Thanks for answering all of these questions, Grey. Your site is the cat’s pajamas.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Boyd for Peralta sounds fair, obviously needs based. I’d pass on the Mazara offer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! David Peralta? Yeah, I’d take him — it’s fair

      • PB&J says:
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        Yeah, David Peralta. Thanks, DT and Grey!

  19. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    CMart returning as reliever = more hints that Alex Reyes is going to be starting in STL by mid May?

    • Curious George says:
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      I’m about to drop Martinez from hen IL where I stashed him to get Reyes! Here’s to hoping!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think so

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally, Duda, good call

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Reyes is getting stretched out as a starter. He apparently was unhappy being a RP because it effed with his mechanics…or something. I’m going to stash him pretty soon as my SP needs a lot of help.

      • RICE says:
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        Hey DT – When/If Reyes does return as a starter… about where’ish would he fall in your Top 100?

        Thanks,

        Rice

  20. fanciful basesball says:
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    Dear Grey,

    I started to write to ask questions, but I answered them myself by applying the lessons I’ve learned from reading your blog. Instead of abandoning the comment completely, I decided to say:

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, No problem!

  21. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Which one would you hold?

    E. Swanson, Pablo Lopez, bassit

    • Wonderk1nd says:
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      Also, H to the Rizzo has my vote

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pablo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But it’s a HR to Rizzo!

      I’d go Swanson

      • Wonderk1nd says:
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        I know, that does make more sense, the problem is you sing it in your head when you read it, and H to the Rizzo has a better flow

  22. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    How long until Phillies fans start the E A G L E S chant at Ci-Bank Park?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it hasn’t happened already?

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Wait until the Sixers bow out this round.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Trust the Process………….for now

  23. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Grey-

    Has Boyd reached match-up proof status? Stream-o-nator hated his start yesterday ($-12 I believe).

    Also a little surprised you didn’t mention Inciarte’s steal last night! He’s coming out of it :/

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I don’t think he’s match up proof yet. The Red Sox look pretty lost…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own Ender and saw… Don’t want to jump gun, but it’s a solid start

      Agree with DT

  24. Twins Peaker says:
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    I realize the position is awful, but are there any good buy low candidates at catcher? Jansen perhaps? It’s a terrible position, but was thinking of trying to sell high on Austin Barnes. Was thinking of offering:

    i give Barnes, Turner
    I get Realmuto and either Flaherty or McNeil

    In a pts keeper league….thoughts?

    Or just stream catcher at optimal matchups throughout the year….those who visit Coors.

    Or just cry?

    • Cram It says:
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      I think you have “sell high” confused with a different term. He’s batting .200 with 2 HRs and 5 RBI. Good luck getting Realmuto in that deal.

      There’s no use in crying over you catcher position. Id’ hold Barnes, but you can pick up Jansen if he starts waking up, or stream, it doesn’t matter.

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        I was hopeful that Turner would offset the values here and I think Barnes will hit better than .200 obviously. Unless you or others think otherwise.

        I’m all cried out anyways. No tears left to cry.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram, doesn’t seem like you’re offering enough to get those deals done. You can try though…

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Would you offer Barnes and Turner for Realmuto straight up? I have Vlad and Chavis as 3B.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Yea it’s worth a shot

    • Twins Peaker says:
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      Would you offer Barnes and Turner for Realmuto straight up? I have Vlad and Chavis as 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others — or simply don’t buy a catcher and stream

  25. Music Pedant says:
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    Once bitten twice shy is by Ian Hunter from Mott the Hoople.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s the lead singer of Great White?

  26. Lee Manoff says:
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    10 team 8 x 8 (walks, streikeouts, xbh and ip, k/9, and QS. Was Offered Shane Bieber for Mancini. Good return for a sell high on Mancini? Have rizzo at 1st with Benintendi, Rosario, Myers and Mazara with Of eligibility for 3 Of spots so Mancini was at Ut. SP have Bauer and Cole and my number 3 is probably Musgrove or German with a lot of ?s elsewise (hamels, Luchessi, kikuchi, erod, J gray, skaggs). Figured Beiber can slide in towards the top of my rotation, drop Skaggs and pick up best availible position player. Thanks!

    • bigbear says:
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      Yes to Biebs.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with bigbear

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with bear

  27. buster moon says:
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    Please rank…………

    B. Dozier, Asdrubal C, Odor

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Odor, Dozier for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. Hepcat13 says:
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    Great mailbag!

    Stream Porcello against Detroit tomorrow in roto 12 team 5×5 Yahoo league?

    Thanks!

    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes, good streamer candidate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Hepcat! Agree with DT

  29. lotw52 says:
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    Redraft 12 team mix:

    Drop Swanson for Andrus, don’t have room for both (could use extra sb’s)

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. Bill says:
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    I was offered my Glasnow for his Kluber, I jump on this immediately right? 10 team, H2H keeper (Glasnow $2)

    • Cram It says:
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      No in a keeper.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      How much is Kluber? I’d probably still take Kluber…with only 10 teams you can figure you keepers out later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  31. isd71 says:
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    6×6 OPS league rank for ROS Renfroe, Grichuk, Choo

    Thanks

    • isd71 says:
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      Throw Heyward in there as well he was just dropped

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Grichuk, Choo, Renfroe, Heyward for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  32. Curious George says:
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    Alright Grey, I got a brain buster:
    Here’s the squad- considering two trades due to the hitting roster crunch and want your opinion:
    1) syndergaard and dejong for scherzer (owner ready to give up haha)
    2) Dahl and Mondesi for Carrasco (waiting until health proven of course)

    My biggest issue with it is giving up mondesi as he is my main source of steals… but I can’t play 5 ss…

    C (will pick astudillo back up tomorrow)
    1b Rizzo
    2b Schoop
    3b Vlad
    SS Bregman
    MI Machado
    CI Alonso
    OF Acuña
    OF Soto
    OF Hoskins
    OF Santana
    OF Dahl
    Utl Tatis

    B Mondesi
    B Dejong

    IL Marte

    SP verlander
    SP flaherty
    P Marquez
    P syndergaard
    P Glasnow
    P Jeffress
    P Colome
    RP Doolittle
    RP Giles

    B Darvish

    IL Martinez :(

    Thanks!!

    • Curious George says:
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      Or would you rather sell Alonso than mondesi since I’m not super high in steals…

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Scherzer
      2) Mondesi

      Rather move Alonso than Mondesi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. zombie says:
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    Eflin’s starting to look more like a streamer in 12 Team leagues. Not exactly raking up the strikeouts. & pitchslapped by the opposing pitcher can be humiliating. Streamer? Or keep him rostered for a couple more unsettling starts? Also Grey, your SCTV reference yesterday was classic. Have you given Schitt’s Creek a shot? Eugene Levy & his son (with Catherine O’Hara). Episodes are about 20 minutes of your time and some funny shizz.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Streamer

    • Hebrew Hammer says:
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      Schitt$ Creek. Just bindged first four seasons. 20 min episodes keeps my attentions.

      99% of the cast are Canadian, AYYY

      Love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t watched Schitt’s Creek yet, been meaning to… Agree with DT

  34. Blue Devil says:
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    Jack Flaherty was just dropped in my league. Should I pick him up?

    • Cram It says:
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      Does the Pope sh*t in the woods?

      • Lenny says:
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        Agreed, no brainer.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  35. Genie of the lamp says:
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    In a 12 team roto with added OPS and QS, and using SV+H:
    1) stream Porcello tomorrow?
    2) Moronta or Ottavino for ratio/k help plus some H
    3) choose 2- McMahon, Soler, D Santana, Reddick, Howie Kendrick, Tellez, Tauchmann

    Thanks as always

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Yes
      2) Moronta
      3) McMahon, Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  36. HeNrY HuMpF says:
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    Grey for a flyer who would you choose Swanson or Large Marge ?
    Thanks o wise one!!!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Swanson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Nick says:
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    Idea,,,
    would you sell HIGH Tim Anderson for ,,, let’s say : Tatis Jr in Dynasty ?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes, Tatis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  38. CT Wahoo says:
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    How would you rank the following MI for ROS? Beckham, Tucker, Wong

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tucker if you need steals, Beckham if you don’t, Wong a distant 3rd for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  39. branta says:
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    This has been a rough 2 weeks for me. My offense has gone to sleep and my pitching has continued to be meh. All the streamonator calls I’m making (and they’re usually $7+ pickups) keep blowing up in my face. FMFBBL

    Anyway, Grey, I’ve got a guy in my league shopping Machado and interested in pitching I guess? II know you weren’t big on Syndergaard this year but his periphs look delish. I also have Tyler Glasnow.

    Which do you think you would send were you me, and which would you take were you he?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If I were him I’d want both Thor and Glasnow. Actually that still wouldn’t be enough to get Manny from me.

      Start with Thor and go from there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d send both pitchers for Manny, maybe try Syndergaard or Glasnow 1st, reverse order

      • Branta says:
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        @Donkey Teeth too:

        He’s countered me, trying to get Acuna or Betts from me.

        The deals he’s countered with so far include him sending Machado and Severino for Glasnow and Acuna (or Betts).

        I’m super not interested in losing either Betts or Acuna. Plus I still have Kris Bryant, even if he’s starting slow, and Tatis for SS…so I’m probably just gonna let it go.

        • Dave D says:
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          There’s no way I’d do either trade. I think your instinct of holding onto your guys is what you should listen to..,

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Agreed

  40. Five-on-One says:
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    1) 2-catcher league with 12 teams, so catchers on the wire aren’t exactly good. Wish I could choose from Alfaro or Zunino. Drafted Kelly as my second catcher for a buck. Just let him go. Options are Hedges, Flowers, McCann (either one), Barnhadt, Falefa. Leaning toward grabbing Hedges. Thoughts?

    2) Want to bench Profar or Peraza for a bit (killing my average). Pick one from Tapia, Desmond, Verdugo, Fletcher or Alonso.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) I’d go Flowers
      2) Desmond for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  41. Kyle Antonson says:
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    Since no one else answered any of the real questions
    H to the Rizzo!
    Alfaro or Zunino?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alfaro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not HR to the Rizzo? Wow, misread this one big time

      Agree with DT

      • Kyle Antonson says:
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        Yea, I already had Alfaro, was just throwing out the mandatory catcher question

  42. Kyle Antonson says:
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    Why am I not allowed access to change my screen name? It’s like trying to hide my superhero secret identity…

    • Wonderk1nd says:
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      You have to go to the homepage and use the view edit profile link, trying to use the link from your current username won’t work

      • Kyle Antonson says:
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        I’ve tried every way, but no dice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course, you can… What Wonderk1nd said — unless that’s his real name

      • Kyle Antonson says:
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        Still can’t do it. I suck at life!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Were you able to at least email Rudy?

  43. plastered says:
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    Morning. Would you pick up either Allen or Strop off waivers to replace Swarzak or Minter. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d swap both

      • plastered says:
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        Jeffress available also

    • William Hung says:
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      Strop for sure – FYI Morrow has been shut down indefinitely

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop over Swarzak

  44. prey879 says:
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    Do you prefer Luke Weaver or Caleb Smith in 12 tm 5×5 QS? Would you own both if you had the option?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Smith. Yes, I’d own both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  45. Steve says:
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    Reddick’s on the wire, drop any to pick him up? 14T h2h obp, daily.

    A Gordon
    Vogelbach
    Yandy
    Tucker
    Aguilar

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  46. Shoegum Reynolds says:
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    Don’t let Franmill’s surface numbers fool you. He’s been crushing the ball from day one. 58% hard hit rate vs a miniscule 6% soft. Hitting the ball on a line or in the air to all fields with a votto like 0 popups. Solid 10% bb to 20% k rate. And for all this he has a meager .182 babip. The regression fairies will bless him soon and it’ll be fun to watch. Good time to buy low from a sleeping owner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting, thanks for the heads up!

  47. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    I’m naming my first born son Domingo German Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope you have many firstborn sons!

  48. Crime dog says:
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    Great write-up Grey

    Wouldn’t it be H-R to the Izzo

    Can we drop Shaw yet?

    • Worm Burner says:
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      I’m on board for

      H to the Rizzo, it just flows better

    • Worm Burner says:
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      Sorry Crime Dog, I didn’t realize I was replying to your post. Meant to add a new comment

    • William Hung says:
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      To quote Cram: “Who would you drop Shaw for?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t it be HR to the Rizzo — he’s getting an HR?

      Yes on Shaw, more dropping of him, please, it ignites his fire!

      • Crime dog says:
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        H-R to the Izzo…the H-R is the home run. Drop the R in the second part to just make it Izzo (matches the original song) as you already have the R for Rizzo in the H-R. See, the ‘R’ in ‘H-R is a dual purpose R. It serves as the Run in home run and the R in Rizzo. So now you’ve accomplished all goals of stating a home run and tying it to Rizzo and you’ve more closely matched Izzo to the original song.

        • Crime dog says:
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          Maybe the hyphen is confusing…HR to the Izzo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I see what you mean.. Interesting… H-R to the Izzo… Z to the Ippo for Bryant

        • LG Baseball says:
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          Nailed it crime dog – agree with this

    • Evil Knebel says:
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      This is how I say it in my head too.

  49. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Where would you rank Luke Weaver among the other guys I’m considering picking up: Matz & Hendricks

    Also, are you throwing your trust behind SON and Jakob Junis today @ TB?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hendricks, Matz, Weaver.

      I’m passing on Junis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust Junis either — Agree with DT, but flip a coin on Matz and Weaver

  50. Cram It says:
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    Haha @ Rizzo discussion. H to the Rizzo!

    • Cram It says:
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      Wait, or HR to the Izzo? I forget which one I was championing now. Either way, there sure as hell ain’t no HR to the Byant coming!

      • William Hung says:
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        We are going to need an equivalent for “HR to the Pete Alonso” by the end of the season

        • Cram It says:
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          I’ve just been saying HR to the Alonso.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No, Cram

            • Cram It says:
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              Hahaha. I know. Not trying to make it a thing. I just love screaming his name! In a non-sexual way of course.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

            • Cram It says:
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              Oh, and I did push HR to the Izzo, because I remember you kept telling me “his name isn’t Izzo!”.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                It’s not Izzo! But that doesn’t seem to bother people

                • Cram It says:
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                  Haha. *shrug*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surely he’s not Khris Bryant either

  51. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Need to drop a RP. Should I drop LeClerc or Kimbrel?

    *Let’s assume waiting for Kimbrel is not a factor.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Drop LeClerc if waiting isn’t a factor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  52. kilkennybrian says:
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    1.) 10 team 5×5. Looking to add Reddick. Would you drop Soler for him?

    2.) In another 10 teamer, would you add any of these players and drop others?
    Add: EEscobar, Soler, ACabrera?
    Drop: AGarcia, GHampson, MFranco?

    Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Nah
      2) I’d grab Escobar for Hampson and Soler for Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  53. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, Sir,

    I think other commenters have asked my question for the most part, but I haven’t done much commenting myself yet this season, and I don’t want the great communication in our relationship to start getting stale. At least, that’s what my therapist suggested.

    Jokes aside, I am quiet in April because I generally like to sit back and see how the MLB season is shaping up, what I have in the team I drafted, etc. But now it’s time to start thinking about adjustments.

    First up is going to be SP. I only draft guys in rounds 5-10 if I like them and they’ve fallen considerably, and then I take flyers all over the place in late rounds. (I wonder where I got this idea?). Anyway, this year that has left me with Just Aggravating Happ, who I’m going to hold, and then guys like Lucchesi, Skaggs, and Woodruff. It feels like I have a roster full of streamers who maybe or maybe not belong on my roster. Not much out there, to replace them, though. Maybe Stripling, Peacock, and a few others catch my attention.

    Oh shit. You’re at Starbucks just trying to get through these, and I should ask a question. Here goes:

    Drop any of Lucchesi, Happ, Skaggs, Woodruff for Stripling, Peacock, Gant, or T. Williams? (That shuffle a deck of 2s and 3s, huh?)

    Love yas!!!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peacock and Williams for Skaggs and Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey man, good to see you! Peacock, Stripling for Skaggs and Woodruff

  54. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey / DT / Cram / others,

    15 team OBP roto.

    1) Give: Tatis & Voit
    Get: Kluber
    Too light, too much or fair?

    2) give Tatis, Voit, Will Smith
    Get: Verlander

    Too light, too much or fair? (I’m trading with people I know and like so i’d rather be fair!)

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think you’re giving a little too much in both. See if you can get something added on the other side. Try for Verlander…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  55. Bret Adams says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I paid for the ad free version for 2019. Somehow ads are starting to pop up. Who can I contact offline to help fix?

    Thanks,

    BA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have ad free for months and have never seen one, but you can contact [email protected]

      • Dave D says:
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        Me neither. Make sure you are logged in. Ad-free= #bestthingever

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed — or even *pinkie to mouth* ad…ree

          • Dave D says:
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            Ha! Is DT the “Mini-Me”?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes!

              • Dave D says:
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                It all makes sense now. Then who is “Fat Bastard”?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Redacted

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Ha!

  56. BigToeCrusher says:
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    Drop Healy for Chavis?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Chavis for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  57. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    That’s the Wheeler we were expecting. With his stuff, just needs to attack the strike zone to see more results like this.

    After my recommendation last Friday, Frankie Montas looked pretty good. Not his best start, but he was pumping that four seamer up there at 97-98 and the splitter was as nasty as ever. Five of his six Ks were swinging. Just got small balled to death. Still hasn’t allowed more than 3 ER in any start this year.

    Did you happen to catch any of the Yankees-Angels game on Monday? Allow me to paint a picture. Game is tied 2-2, bottom of the 8th, one out, runner on first base. Fletcher is due up with Trout on deck. What’s the worst case scenario here? Double play, right? Takes the bat out of Trout’s hands in a key situation. So what happens? Ausmus pinch hits Bour, one of the slowest runners in baseball, for Fletcher. Double play. Inning over. Not only do you take the bat out of Trout’s hands, but you burn two bench players to hit for Fletcher and then replace him in the field. Eventually, the game went to extra innings, and Cahill had to hit since Cozart got hurt and the bench was emptied by that point. Bottom line – the Angels have found their new Sciosciapath. Cody Allen is predictably imploding, and Buttrey is clearly the best option in the Angels pen. I have no faith in Buttrey being given an opportunity to close though. His next appearance will probably be in the 6th inning with the Angels down 4. Go find another CIW. Rant over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Wheeler attacks the strike zone, what he did last 2nd half, he’s doing it all year… Could be fun

      I still haven’t watched Montas, late games are hard for me

      Good rant, I hadn’t watched or heard, but Ausmus is an idiot so it doesn’t surprise me at all… Can’t believe how long it’s taking him to realize Fletcher is his leadoff man — I have no faith he ever realizes it

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        I can’t even imagine how I’d feel about this if I were an Angels fan or a Trout owner. This kind of stupidity just drives me crazy.

        You know who looks absolutely terrible? Desmond. Can’t believe I drafted that schmohawk in one league. Already grabbed Tapia in that league. Might do so in others. Hope the Rockies come to their senses.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, I think Desmond’s finally done… Tapia looks like the grab in all leagues

        • Coolwhip

          Todd25 says:
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          Ha! I happen to be a lifelong Angels fan… and a Trout owner in a keeper league… and i’ve been royally pissed at the organization ever since Dipoto completely f*cked the farm and free agent signings: CJ Wilson, Josh Hamilton, trading for Grienke giving up Segura (who should still be playing 2B for us) and then not resigning him letting him go to LA for a mere few million dif offer.

          So this latest blunder hiring Ausmus is par for the course… what kind of faustian bargain did we sign? you will get Trout for his entire career but you will never sign good free agents, wreck your farm system for 10 years, and will never have pitcher better than league avg throw 200 inn.

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            The Wilson, Pujols, and Hamilton deals have been brutal. Not to mention the poor farm management. Dipoto definitely didn’t do the organization any favors. Might be going from one Scioscia to another too. I feel for you. But at least you have Trout. A small silver lining there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Trout is big silver lining

              • Dave D says:
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                He’s the new Wilt Chamberlain

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Laying log?

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Best player with no rings

              • Coolwhip

                Todd25 says:
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                yeah trout makes a lot of things go down smoother

                hey grey, would you(or other razzers, maybe ralph?) be interested in taking over a team in a 24-teamer sim league? there are a couple unowned teams. this league is more real life oriented factoring in def ratings, salaries, and minor league prospecting.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not me, homey, thanks for asking tho

                  • Coriell says:
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                    Ha

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                Yes, but it’s a double edged sword. Great to be able to watch him everyday, but frustrating that the team around him is so inept.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I can’t watch him due to blackouts

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    That’s a big problem. Speaking as just a baseball fan (and not an Angels fan), he needs to be playing in October. Show the world what he’s got under the bright lights. It’ll be a real shame if he just wastes away in baseball purgatory.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, agreed

            • Dave D says:
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              DiPoto reportedly was directed to pursue Pujols and Hamilton after he wanted to build the name of the brand after signing a big TV deal. So it was a marketing decision, not a baseball one. He built his empire with billboards so it makes sense. I just wish he had more baseball sense. We’ve got the Trout/Pujols brand now that sucks.

              Most of us Angel fans at the time wanted Greinke back badly, as we knew what we needed. It wasn’t Pujols. Hell, we gave up Jean Segura for a rental of Greinke. No bueno. Then we traded our best pitching prospect (not saying much) Newcomb for a SS. So, not signing Greinke was the greatest failure in the last decade for the Halos. We might have had a fighting chance for a few years with Grienke as our #1 in his prime and Hamilton money spent on a legit #2. As it is we have had an All Band-Aide/No-Ace staff for the past 5+ Years. Even a novice baseball fan can see that’s a problem.

              • Coolwhip

                Todd25 says:
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                yeah the Greinke fiasco had me staring at the bottom of a bottle for months… i was so stoked(and slighty sad) when we acquired him at the cost of Segura, cus i thought we’d have a true ace again for the foreseeable future… then i about blew up when he walked in the offseason to go up the highway for what he admitted was purely for more money… no segura or grienke or newcomb, when we could have had all 3. so yeah i completely agree with you on that one.

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                I’ve liked a handful of moves that they’ve made. The Simmons deal looks good. Upton was a solid get. On paper, the Cozart deal looked decent, even though that hasn’t worked out so far.

                But yeah, they never seem to do much on the pitching side. Cahill’s decent, but he’s another band aid. Harvey’s awful. Bunch of injured arms. If they let Harvey and Allen walk and bring in some real pitching upgrades this offseason, maybe they’ll finally gain some traction.

                • Coolwhip

                  Todd25 says:
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                  yeah Cozart forgetting how to hit (and stay healthy) hasnt helped, we need his glove on the field and to have a passable bat. Harvey and Allen was a huge wtf for me, i would’ve liked a 1 year deal of Gio better, at least hes had some recent success, and Kimbrel is still out there chillin on his sofa playing catch with his dog. Numerous ways they could have positioned this season better. And yes i liked bringing in Simmons and Upton, recent turf toe withstanding, they have provided most of the value that was desired of them. and so far this year the new batting coaches have done wonders with what we have… i.e. angels are currently best in mlb at striking out and most plate discipline metrics… now if only we had pitchers that could keep the ball in the yard.

          • Dave D says:
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            I’ve been pissed since they let Bengie Molina and Troy Glaus walk. Make sure you let the mist pivotal guys who got you your only ling wear another uniform. This idiocy has been going on for a long time. Moreno has very compartmentalized intelligence. He sure can’t figure anything out from watching games every day.

            Yeah, Ausmus is the new Sciosciapath indeed. Jo Adell might be great too but he can’t pitch. I’m sticking by my prediction a couple weeks ago that the Angels lose 100 games this year. I’ve sadly been a fan since Lyman Bostock got whacked. Not signing an ace or two this offseason while blundering $33 million on Harvey, Cahill, Allen is downright criminal. I can’t believe Trout wants to stay. I don’t think thats a baseball decision.

            • Coolwhip

              Todd25 says:
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              yeah tell me about it bro… its a sad state of affairs… “The [organization] needs an enema!”

  58. bigbear says:
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    If this season doesn’t fully convince someone to buy into the “don’t draft top SPs in the first few rounds” strategy, I don’t know what would.

    Looking to add Luke Weaver, but would need to drop one of my crappy save sources (SAGNOF)… Leclerc, Parker, Elias, Neris. Which one to drop? Or just hold? 12 team H2H.

    • William Hung says:
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      Drop Elias

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with William Hung

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on SPs, bigbear — some people next preseason will still draft top SPs and come with reasons they read elsewhere

      Elias, yes

  59. OaktownSteve says:
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    Shane Greene leads mlb in saves. Joey Gallo is of course hitting .300. Here are the top 8 qualified starters for ERA: Fried, Castillo, Glasnow, Shoemaker, Musgrove, Davies, German, Stroman. Just like we ranked them in the offseason. It’s early. It’s weird.

    The Red Sox are terrible. Betts Bennintendi JBJ one of the least productibe fantasy OF in the league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Red Sox OF will heat up, but I’m glad I don’t own any of them in any league right now… I did have JBJ, but ditched him in RCL

      Do you draft a SP next year in the 1st 5 rounds?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I took my first sp in the 5th in both 15 teamers this year. Berrios and Flaherty. I pushed pitching way down in all drafts including talking magoo into waiting on pitching a lot. Result? Hitting stinks mostly. I cannot draft hitters.

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          Bellinger! Senzel’s on the way.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Our hitting is easily the best of my 3 teams.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s funny (not funny)… I have better pitching than hitting, and I waited everywhere to draft SPs

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            It’s a thing. Happens to me every year. I think it has to do with missing out on the Tim Andersons and Joc Peterson’s of the world.

            Looks like you’re smoking NL tout again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m doing good in Tout, minus Trea Turner (and Dahl) — and I mismanaged Matz, should’ve benched him last week

      • William Hung says:
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        Mookie Betts looks at your comment “glad I don’t own any of them in any league right now…” and will now go nuts at the plate – I thought I was going to have an epic OF of Betts and Benintendi!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly, I considered not saying that bc of that jinx

          • William Hung says:
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            as long as you jinx Betts and Benintendi to go nuts, then JINX AWAY!!!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Think I just did

              • William Hung says:
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                Benintendi and Betts combined 0/4 with 3 Ks to start… REVERSE JINX needs to kick in!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  60. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 team OPS 6×6-

    Was offered Machado for my Rendon.

    Can keep 4 players but I cannot keep Machado if I acquire him. I can keep Rendon though.

    Pull the trigger regardless? I’m torn.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Take Machado, worry about your 4 keepers later

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  61. Batman says:
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    Coming in to the season I felt pretty good about my pitching staff of Sale, Nola, Greinke, Ray, Hendricks, and Maeda.

    Is there anything to do but hope it gets better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I never liked Nola, Greinke or Ray, but it should get better (relatively)

  62. Mike says:
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    Is it time to keep German Marquez on the bench for his Coors starts, or are we still riding with him at home?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m still starting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • erad says:
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        YOLO!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’re YOLO 24/7

          • William Hung says:
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            DAMMIT MARQUEZ

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh

              • Stumanji! says:
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                People are mad about a QS now? This year??? Geez.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, not sure

                  • William Hung says:
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                    Wrote that after he loaded the bases against Eaton, but before he struck him out – he must’ve heard me cause he threw 4 shutout innings right after that. It was like something turned on once the Rockies went up 6-3

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You reverse jinxed

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Not sure how fantasy baseballers are expecting to win if you’re sitting your (presumptive) SP2 half the time.

      • Dave D says:
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        Makes you wonder how deep a league if you can afford to bench him. The opposing pitcher has to start in the same park and W and K’s are still stats.

  63. Troy says:
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    Please rank the following chavis, pinder, wong

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Chavis, Wong, Pinder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, maybe flip last two

  64. plastered says:
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    I have an offer for my Wilson Ramos for his Jack Flaherty. I know it’s comparing apples to oranges but Molina is available on waivers and should be a suitable replacement for Ramos. Your opinion please. Thanks

    • bigbear says:
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      Is Ryan Flaherty even playing? Oh sorry, you said Jack.

      I prefer pitching over catching any day. Twice on Wednesdays. Flaherty. Not so much an opinion, but a fact.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Flaherty, not close

    • knucks says:
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      Catchers do have a face. But they are usually wearing a mask, at least for half the game. My point is, stream them unless this is a 15 Team 2 Catcher league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  65. Mike says:
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    Would you trade Rizzo and Boegarts to get Yelich?

    • bigbear says:
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      Yes.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  66. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Do you trust Weaver enough to start him home this sunday vs the Cubs?

    Kyle Gibson has a home start also sunday and its vs the orioles and is a FA.

    Stick with Weaver or swap in Gibson?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I prefer the Gibson start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Ivan Make Basket says:
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        Thanks.

        Only thing here is im pretty sure dropping weaver would make him the best free agent pitcher available and he would likely get added.

        Gibson is prob near the top of the most valuable free agent pitchers avail even with the rough start.

        Still worth dropping Weaver for Gibson for this upcoming weekend at the risk of losing Weaver for the rest of the season, or hold Luke Weaver?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold then

          • Ivan Make Basket says:
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            Would you start weaver this sunday vs cubs then in a points leage where negatives come into play if you get hit around?

            I know the cubs roughed him up real good last year, but im optimistically thinking he gets revenge…?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I can see starting him

  67. chicitysox23 says:
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    I had seen enough of Wheeler the past few weeks and left him on my bench yesterday. I was smart enough to start Kenta Maeda instead of him.

    I have 5 starts left for the week, what matchups do you like (or what2 do you sit)
    Gausman vs COL
    Maeda vs PIT
    Paxton @ SF
    Marco Gonzales vs TEX
    Hendricks vs LA
    Lucchesi @ WAS
    Lester vs who ever he gets off the IL

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d sit Lucchesi and Lester

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ouch

      Agree with DT

  68. Play Bal says:
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    What type/caliber of hitter or SP could I get for P. Alonso? I have Hoskins and Dozier that can play 1B.

    Looking for combo power/SB in a hitter and it looks like I just lost Carrasco depending on MRI.

  69. Mike says:
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    5×5 h2h 12 team

    Trade my: X Bogaerts / D German / L Voit

    for

    C Kluber / N Castellanos / R Braun

    Obviously this is a sell high on German and a buy low on Kluber (and Castellanos I guess)… thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  70. bigbear says:
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    Grey,
    We need your help. And I think you have enough industry swag to get this done.

    We need to make no-catcher leagues the industry standard!

    “Why?” you ask.
    A. The primary purpose of IRL catchers is defensive. Do the majority of C’s make any type of impact in this alternate reality?!
    B. Good offensive catchers could still be a UT. See Sanchez, et al.
    C. “There is no C” still has multiple meanings.
    D. Less C questions. Can I get an amen?!
    E. If 2 catcher leagues are really a thing, then 0 catcher leagues should be a thing too. Who sharted that crap?

    Feel free to add to the list…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it! “It” being the thought of me having any industry swag… No one likes me!

      Catchers are dumb tho, agreed, but don’t you love when someone drafts, say, Realmuto in the 4th round and you can grab Trevor Bauer

      • bigbear says:
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        “No one” got lucky the other night on GOT. (Actually didn’t see it, but saw the headlines. I’ve read the books but have lost hope that Martin is going to get off his rich fat-a and finish them.)

        No one likes you because first you draft Baez when they draft they draft Kluber and then, you draft Bauer when they draft Realmuto, and then you mock them for being idiots. Lemmings have feelings too!

        I do get a ton of pleasure from someone drafting a C too early. But a little bit of the competition dies whenever it happens.

        Is there a term for someone drafting a top SP or catcher way too early? I’d suggest coppertop, because they’re still plugged into the matrix.

        #woke

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice!

    • Stumanji! says:
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      I agree with this idea and have been floating it in my leagues for the past few years (with no support). Although I did manage to convince one of my fantasy football leagues to drop the Kicker position; that’s kind of a different reasoning though, since Kicker scoring is relatively lucky. Don’t you hate losing in FF because your opponent’s kicker scored like 18 points? It’s not necessarily b/c he’s BETTER, it’s just the luck of the game situation; almost completely unpredictable.

  71. Cable says:
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    H/H Points…which side ?

    D Santana & Z Wheeler

    or

    A Nola & V Guerrero

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Vlad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  72. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Drafted Buehler as my #1 and Wheeler as my #2–even though i had Wheeler on my bench yesterday and im doing terribly as far as Ks,win and ERA–im starting to feel a lot better about my staff.
    Still laughing about David Caruso being found in Nate Eovaldis elbow the other day. Not sure how you come up with this shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  73. Play Ball says:
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    Smoak’s peripherals look better than his 2017 year. Big year from him?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I don’t trust him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  74. Silent Heat says:
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    I don’t know why the Cards would keep C-Mart if he is pitching in relief and is this fragile. That is an expensive 8th inning guy. Think they trade him to a team that needs a closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly, I think CMart is broken

  75. negatto says:
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    So with Odor and Segura coming back this weekend I’m going to have to chop a few from the lineup.

    Which 2 need to go?

    Escobar, Odor, Profar, Tucker, Winker, Dominguez, or Woodruff

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Woodruff and Dominguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  76. Lenny says:
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    Is Kikuchi dropable then? He was still ranked pretty high on Donkey’s SP rankings and I have him in shallower leagues that either require W’s or QS’s.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes, he’s dropable in shallow leagues. I’m adding him in every on of my leagues where he’s dropped, but like I said in the my write-up, I might be delusional…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donkey’s taking the Kikuchi L eventually, but maybe not quite yet… Some guys get there later than others

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Donkey will have the last bray…maybe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So much confidence

  77. HomerHWBush says:
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    Faith in Pollock to bounce back to at least last year’s production this year?

    Would you trade Glasnow for him? (Current OF: Bellinger/Peralta/Dahl/Braun/Avisail)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold. More because I like Glasnow than don’t like Pollock. He should put up fine numbers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  78. Alex says:
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    If Chavis is a 2B now, is he worth picking up over Hampson or Odor?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Over Hampson

      • Alex says:
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        Thanks. Well, Hampson is my drop when Odor returns so I can hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  79. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    I’ll be dropping Toussaint and can pick someone up. Yesterday you mentioned to grab Jo-Ma if I don’t feel I needed pitching (Soroka) BUT a manager just dropped Honeywell. With the #1 Waiver pick, do you think long term/Keeper wise I’d be better off grabbing him to stash now that the news on his injury doesn’t seem to be bad?

    Waiver:

    HIT – Y. Alvarez (NA), C. Hernandez, J. Soler, A. Garcia, S. Choo, J. Martinez, B. Gardner, S. Kingery (DL), I. Happ (NA), J. Reddick, M. Tauchman, C. Keiboom (NA),

    RP – R. Brasier, M. Barnes, D. Robertson (10-DAY), P. Strop, A.J. Minter, B. Parker, H. Neris, A. Swarzak

    SP – B. Honeywell (NA), S. Cease (NA), G. Canning (NA), M. Keller (NA), S. Gray, J. Chacin, N. Pivetta (NA), M. Soroka, S. Newcomb (NA), A. Reyes (NA),

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – R. Laureano
    BN – H. Dozier
    DL – T. Turner

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – N. Syndergaard
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Leclerc (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – W. Davis (RP)
    BN – W. Buehler
    BN – J. Paxton
    BN – T. Richards
    BN – T. Toussaint
    BN – J. Jeffress (RP)
    DL – A. Heaney (10-DAY)
    DL – J. Nelson (10-DAY)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

  80. sopadopa667 says:
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    Looking to kickstart my offense. in a 14 team 5×5 would you drop JD Davis for Reddick? I have enough positional flexibility to drop 3b for OF.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure. They’re both hot schmotatos to me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  81. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Pick an outfielder! (R, HR, RBI, Steals, OBP, SLG league)

    Lowe, Dwight Jr, Winker

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Winker, he gets a nice OBP boost.

  82. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Points League: Which side you like – A little context, Yelich finished with over 1300 points in my league, Scherzer over 700. Pitching is important, but its a hitter driven league.

    Which side do you like – E-Rod for Eugenio. I’d be getting Eugenio, i have moose who i’d slide over to 2B. Noah, Flaherty, Buehler, Taillon is what i’d be left with, plus Domingo German and a bunch of streamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez

  83. GimmeGimmeGimme says:
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    Should be (H)R to the izzo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That wasn’t even an option!

  84. J-Hova says:
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    I’m thanking your and Ralph for Shaw having a big game. Hoping Bryant follows!

    My daily Christian Walker question, 10 team roto, team just dropped McMahon. McMahon or Walker?

    Maybe not your style but the new Sadistik album is really good, check it out if you get a chance

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Walker, they’re close for me though

      • J-Hova says:
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        Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  85. Kirk Miller says:
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    Not to be that guy, but Once Bitten, Twice Shy was originally recorded by Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople fame in 1975 (while I was in high school). Also of note, Hunter had two more songs from 1979 (still in high school) become hits for someone else. Ships was later recorded by Barry Manilow (ugh) and Cleveland Rocks was covered by Presidents of the United States for the theme song to the Drew Carey Show. Of course, in my opinion, all the covers pale in comparison to the original versions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, he did Cleveland Rocks? That’s a good piece of trivia… Had no idea… As for Once Bitten, someone else mentioned this above in the comments… I didn’t know prior…

  86. Dancin Homer says:
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    12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS), H2H, redraft league. I need some SP help and there’s a possible trade partner who needs help in the power/ bats dept.

    Looking to trade for Taillon, Ryu, or Weaver (leaning Taillon) – He also has Paxton, but I think he’s gonne command too much.

    My current team:
    c: Realmuto
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Muncy
    3b: Machado
    ss: Bogaerts
    IF: C. Tucker
    OF: Trout, Gallo, Pederson
    UTL: Mazara
    BN: Chavis, Profar, D. Santana, H. Dozier

    SP: Nola, Kershaw, Paddock, Lucchesi, Paddock, M. Gonzales, Sabathia
    RP: Treinen, Giles, Swarzak, Parker
    DL: Clevinger

    Couple questions:
    – is Taillon the SP you’d target?
    – Is Mazara + Gonzalez for Taillon a fair offer? If not, what would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Of those 3 I’d target Taillon, but nothing really jumps out at me for him. I don’t think Mazara and Gonzalez is enough but you can try it.

      Maybe just Mazara for Ryu or just pay up for Paxton…

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks for the insight.

        What do you think would be a fair “pay up” offer to get Paxton?

        Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does the other guy need? Can you offer any (all) of your bench bats?

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        his specific needs are HR’s RBI’s, & R’s (OPS would then go hand in hand).

        his offense is pretty anemic, so any bump there would definitely be an upgrade for him.

        Since this is a 12-team league, I am able to offer any/ all of my bench bats and still find replacement-level players off the FA list as players get hot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But would it be insulting to him if you offered your bench bats?

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            No, it would not be insulting.

            Especially since many of my bench bats are interchangeable as we have daily lineup changes.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Right, so what can you offer?

              • Dancin Homer says:
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                In all honesty, I’d have no problem offering any/ combo of the below:

                Muncy
                Tucker
                Mazara
                Chavis
                Profar
                D. Santana
                H. Dozier

                FWIW, he’s also got Whit Merrifield (high BA & SB, but lacking power) at 2B, which is another area I feel I could use improvement.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Domingo and Mazara?

                  • Dancin Homer says:
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                    I can give it a shot. This likely wouldn’t leave me too thin anywhere either.

                    I assume that’s what you’d offer for Taillon as Paxton would likely draw more than those 2, correct?

                    And thank you again; I really appreciate the regular assistance and honest/ in depth feedback.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, agreed

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  87. Erik Flom says:
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    So, Grey. as a Quintana owner, are you happy or sad that he caught that hot return drive at his midsection? I mean as human beings, we are all glad he caught it. But sometimes as an owner you need a prod to do something you could not bring yourself to do otherwise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sad, of course

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Though, happy too… Now conflicted

  88. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Trying to decide what to do about Merrill Kelly. Should I drop him for one of these guys or hold?

    Adam Wainwright
    Sandy Alcantara
    Chris BAssitt
    Sam Gaviglio
    Daniel Ponce de Leon
    Tanner Roark
    Eric Lauer

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        would you start Kelly against the Pirates tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — yes on Kelly

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I have lyles going against Kelly. Start both?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start Lyles

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            Are any of the pitchers I mentioned worth picking up and dropping erik swanson for?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They are streamers

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                so hold is what you are saying

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    ok thanks for all your help as always. Is Vlad coming up this weekend?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Supposedly

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      should I drop Yandy Diaz for him?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      For who?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Grey,

                      Just got a trade offer:

                      I give up McCutchen and Ottovino
                      I get Brantley and Jordan Hicks

                      Should I make that deal?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Works for me

  89. Murph says:
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    Hey guys
    1 Zunino or Narvaez at catcher?
    2 Cut deshizz or smoak to add Luke weaver? (I have ender and muncy to replace them)
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Zunino 2. DeShizz

  90. Big Mike says:
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    Rest of season who would you rather have Cole Tucker or Jose Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  91. Boomer19 says:
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    Looking for an upside bench bat. Should I drop Hampson for Yordan Alvarez?

    • knucks says:
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      Give us more from your wire. I bet there is someone better.

      • Boomer19 says:
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        Most owned bats on wire are Urias, Suzuki, Brinson, Reddick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  92. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 obp 12 team.

    Drop mazara for tapia? Seems like an overreaction but mazara has not been good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  93. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Start Jose Martinez in the early game vs MIL Chacin?

    Or wait for later game and play
    Vogelbach (if playing No DH)/Domingo Santana @ SD Paddack

    Thanks!!

    • knucks says:
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      Pickle Rick… why can’t the Yanks play Voit at DH in an AL park?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Domingo

  94. Yaz Mantle says:
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    1. all power-speed needs met.so, for utility, belt or peraza?

    2.which sp to waive: caleb smith/german/paddack/lucchesi/happ/quintana/porcello

    3. is quintana a sell high?

    4. keep as 2nd catcher, which: hedges or suzuki?

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Peraza 2. Happ 3. For what 4. Hedges

  95. knucks says:
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    1. Peraza for a little longer
    2. Porcello after this start against DET
    3. Sure, if you can get something better
    4. Suzuki today if playing in Coors.

  96. vincent gagliano says:
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    Dahl or Victor Robles ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  97. Chris says:
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    Please rank these RP’s

    LeClerc, Neris, Strop

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop, Neris

  98. Jaca says:
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    Hello Mr. Grey!

    1). Dropping Puig in a Yahoo 12 team roto 5×5(avg) for Eloy Jimenez is a no-brainer right? I dont need Puigs SBs fwiw

    2). Sell high on Wil Myers?

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Ok

  99. Tony says:
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    In a 5×5 with a SV+H category, who would you drop out of the following: Jeffress, Neris, Blake Parker, Ryan Pressly, or Diego Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

  100. InferiorHippo says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m in win now mode for my dynasty league. Would it make sense to give up Walker Buehler who I have through 2022 and AJ Puk (through 2024) for Kris Bryant (through 2020)? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  101. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Yo Grey, a little surprised Gallo wasn’t in the rundown, lol. he went 3-4 yesterday with a walk, raising his avg to .300!!! the world is changing. That is further ridiculous due to having multi-hits in 6 of the last 8 games. And this is straight from the Donkey’s mouth via interview… “Staying inside the ball and keeping my hands as tight as I can has been important,” Gallo said. “It’s something I worked on all winter. Last year, I’d hit those balls, but I couldn’t keep them fair. I’d hit them hard, but smoke them into the dugout, which makes things interesting, but it’s not ideal. Being able to keep them fair is a big change.” He has a clear focus now, no longer just Joakim Pheonix “swing away”.

    that said, punt JHey now for G.Polanco or hold a bit longer? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love it! But just mentioned him on Monday (I think)

      Yes, Polanco

  102. kilkennybrian says:
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    Odor is sitting on FA in two 10 team leagues. Ugh. I cringe at owning Odor.

    Drop any of these players in either league?

    1.) M Franco, EEacobar, Soler, Semien, Weaver, McHugh, Fried, Matz?

    2.) ACabrera, Franco, Escobar, Soler, ARosario, Weaver, Matz?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Soler 2. Asdrubal

  103. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    1. Lose Jose Peraza or Muncy for Jesús Aguilar or hold?

    Holds league

    2. Who do you like better for holds Watson, or Jeffress? Worth dropping one of those two to add Weaver? I have Ottavino.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Watson — sure

  104. Eric says:
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    Two trade proposals:

    Thor for German and J Gray.
    J Baez and Hamilton for J Ramirez and Robles.

    Thx!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Thor and Baez

  105. Phil says:
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    1) Drop one: Dansby Swanson or Cole Tucker or Jose Peraza or Eduardo Escobar?
    2) Comfort level with Maikel Franco being your starting 3B for the long haul? Why/why not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Swanson 2. Low

  106. Crime dog says:
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    Swansons line looks a little wonky. He had someone commit an error in the 6th with 2 outs and ended up with 4 ER when all said and done and he was at like 80 something pitches. If the defender makes that play he goes 6IP 4ER and only 85ish pitches. I was watching him a little he looks like he has good poise and command. He seems like he won’t best himself in games and is efficient. I’m sure he’ll have some bad outing but I expect a lot of good too, we’ll see, I’m hanging onto him for a few more starts at least.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, he was unlucky yesterday, I’m still holding, but loosely

  107. ryanoger says:
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    Thoughts on me giving up Tatis for DeGrom (think he’s 100%?)?

    I have Peraza and Segura to slot at short as of now.

    Thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take deGrom

      • ryanoger says:
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        *deGrom (my bad)*

        Offer up Tatis first before Springer correct?

        thanks again man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  108. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (TB’s and OPS). Who would you drop to activate Snell: Y. Gurriel, Mazara or Chavis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

  109. Jack says:
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    Drop one – Yandy, Miggy Cabrera, or Aguilar. 12-team H2H cats. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — I watched 7 & 8

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        I’m watching tonight….

        Is gangly here a coincidence or what? Ha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think it can be

  110. leon says:
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    pretty much a dead season for hampson? or do you think theres reason to hold on and wait in a 18 man keeper. Using cole tucker at SS for now, but things may change drastically with both guys. Tucker not working out or hampson some random spark. What would u do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Hampson in a 18 man league

  111. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    With thispitching staff in my 10 team roto;

    Cole/Marquez/Musgrove/Boyd/Rodon/Caleb Smith

    Would you be comfortable trading Cole for another bat? I’ve got an owner desperate for pitching and gonna try to pry Lindor for Cole.

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to me

  112. Earl says:
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    Thoughts today on following starters??:

    Jordan Lyles at home vs. DBacks
    Mike Soroka vs. @Cin

    StreamONator is kind of neutral on these. I think Lyles sounds good but not sure about Soroka.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lyles

  113. Turd Bergs says:
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    In an RCL…

    Conforto for Wheeler & Neris

    Who wins?
    Thanks Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… Wheeler

  114. Thesportsguy says:
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    Deep 10 team AL 5×5…picked up Forsythe two weeks ago to replace Odor..now guy wants to trade me Cozart for Forsythe.. won’t need Cosart when Odor is back but he would provide some bench depth in deep league…any reason not to do this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No reasons that I can see

  115. RicoSuave says:
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    Good stuff Grey!

    bench bat… Cole Tucker or Laureano?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  116. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Would you drop J. Lucchesi or E. Rodriguez… for J. Happ or Y. Darvish? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  117. PeteforHall says:
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    Points league. Trade Glasnow for Flaherty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • PeteforHall says:
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        Danke Schoen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Guten tag

  118. Raindoggg says:
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    Which start is the best (I realize none are good)…..

    Folty home to Colorado
    T. Richards at Philly
    Roark home to the ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  119. Joe R. says:
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    Any general thoughts on Gio Gonzalez signing with Milwaukee? Are you rushing to add him in any leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  120. HamPorter says:
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    In a 10 team AL only 5×5 Roto league that rosters 2 catchers. I have Omar Navarez and Jesus Lucre. Would Severino or Perez be better fantasy options than Lucre, or is it a moot point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  121. Vash says:
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    Pineda or Pomeranz?

    Normall 5×5 H2H

    My thinking is Pineda is a nut with good ratios, but pitches in the AL. Pomeranz is in the NL, in a nice ballpark.

    I am worried also that Pineda MPH is down from his 2017 season but Pomeranz was awful last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  122. Keeks says:
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    Please rank these rolls, need to pick 3 for my lunch combo:

    Spicy Tuna, Shrimp Tempura, Dragon, California, Spider

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spicy Tuna (unless you know this place is good), Spider, Dragon

      • Keeks says:
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        I know its good, but spicy tuna is always tasty. Good choices though thanks! The Spider roll is *muah*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, chef’s kiss!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Also, after you order Dragon roll, say to chef, “You are the mother of dragon rolls.”

  123. rhodyballer says:
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    Odor or Ketel?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      OR Inciarte over both Ketel/Odor?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes, Ender

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  124. Thundershoe says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who would you take long term, Bregman or P Alfonso in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  125. CP says:
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    Tapia or Fowler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  126. ctrengove says:
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    Yo, Grey!

    Trade Max Muncy for Hunter Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • ctrengove says:
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      (points league)

  127. OaktownSteve says:
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    Wheeler got strike three with 5 different pitches last night. Four seamer, two seamer, slider, curve and split. His arsenal is not far off of deGrom’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, I’d put an imaginary bet he’s better than deGrom this year

      • Ivan Make Basket says:
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        Whoa thats bold but i love it

  128. Ghost of Grady Little says:
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    Current holding Cody Allen. Available options on the wire include Strop, Minter, Elias, Pagan… swap Allen for any of those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

  129. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Should I trade Correa for Nola?

    I have story and could use the pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  130. howie2978 says:
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    10 team H2H keeper league:

    1. Drop Kikuchi for Domingo German? Matz also available. QS instead of W.

    2. Drop Moreland for Hunter Dozier? I also have P. Alonso at 1B (Muncy and Shaw can also fill in)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, Matz 2. Okay

  131. Drink my milk! says:
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    Would you drop any of the following to activate odor?

    Peraza
    Greg Polanco
    H. Dozier

    I need runs, but I’m not so sure Odor is better than any of these guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  132. Db says:
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    What’s it called when you drafted Chris sale and german.. and are rolling sonny gray out there to lol

    Anyways I have Zimmerman facing padres lefties this weekend at home, moustakas who’s pinky is broke? Moreland, and my 4th of Margot who gets a few hits every couple days maybe a double steal homer. I have no bench outfielders is anyone worth a drop for Danny Santana, tapia, Fowler, inciarte, winker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I think you can stream Zimm’s spot… Ender

  133. Uzar says:
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    How do you feel about Alvarado up to this point? Obviously I’m holding, but do you think he bounces back from a rough week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I think he’s fine… Have you seen his stuff?

      • William Hung says:
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        Not sure what the context of “rought week” comes from? He finished the week with 4 appearances, first 2 he didn’t give up any runs and struck out the side in the next one, and then the next 2 he gave up a run each time. He still finished the week with a 4.50 ERA with 4 Ks. Those last 2 appearances completed his 4th appearance in 6 days as well, so there was def some fatigue there, which was confirmed when he hasn’t pitched the past 2 days

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  134. Oppo Taco says:
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    Hey Grey, I have Freeman, Goldy, Hoskins and Rizzo in my long term keeper. Thinking about putting one on the block, they all carry no cost to keep. Which 3 would you prefer over the long haul? Thinking of trying to trade Rizzo. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman, Hoskins, Goldy

  135. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey,

    in a 6×6 OPS league, who do you prefer- Brandon Lowe or Cole Tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  136. One of Four says:
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    With Bader coming off the IL, I need to drop one to make room: Avisail Garcia, Mazara, or Leonys Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  137. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- in a keep forever my Lindor for his Bellinger? It makes sense for both of us position wise. At start of year I never would have considered, but Bellinger looks like a first rounder now.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  138. Crime dog says:
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    Is Aguilar in a full on platoon now? Looks like he’s only been starting against lefties the last weekish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope not, but looks that way

  139. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    5×5 roto keeper OBP league. Putting my waiver claim in for Voit.

    Do you agree that Jake Bauers is the drop over Chavis, Leonys Martin and McNeil at this point? Bauers batting 8th for past three games, Leonys batting 2nd in between Lindor and JoRam. Looks like McNeil is going to continue to play despite Frazier being back. Keep Chavis for upside… yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  140. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, 10 team mixed 5×5 questions for ya:

    1) Keeper league, need to move an SP for a bat, should I offer up my Nola or my Buehler? Or is it either/or? I assume it is very close, but let me know if I’m wrong please.

    2) Winker a must own in 10-teamers? For some context, guys available include Moreland, Reddick, R Nunez, Healy, Fletcher, Gardner, etc types. Daily league, so I’m thinking i lose Winker for rotating shmotatoes. You seemed very hot on Winker about a week or so ago, but seems to have lost a little shine.

    3) Pretty deep benches in my league so every closer and most good 8th inning guys are taken. Jeffress was just dropped and trying to figure out my faab bid for him. Obviously no concrete answer, but do we see him competing for saves soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nola 2. Nope 3. Yes

  141. Bing! says:
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    Jose Leclerc

    A. Will finish the year as the closer for the Rangers
    B. Is going through a rough patch and will bounce back soon
    C. Had a great couple of months last season and was overdrafted because of it
    D. Should be dropped in all leagues without question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A/B

  142. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keepers keague: Wong or Cole Tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  143. Steve says:
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    Better 3B in 12T roto OPS, Franco or Escobar? If Escobar, worth dropping K Marte for him?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo — sure

  144. Quizmo quandoto says:
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    Drop one of the following in each league for LeClerc?

    League 1

    Parker
    Holland
    Strop

    League 2

    Parker
    Brasier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  145. Long Bawls says:
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    Ty France (not to be mistaken for bizarro-WWII phrase, “TY, France”) called up. Am I high to think Ty can stick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, as long as France doesn’t need to face any Germans

      • Long Bawls says:
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        Hahaha. And I guess strikes are always a worry too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And Jason Bourgeois

  146. E says:
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    I’m a twelve team keeper league (you get to keep five, for up to four years), and my whole offense is scuffling:

    C – Alfaro
    1B – Aguilar
    2B – Mondesi
    SS – Tatis Jr
    3B – Suarez
    OF – Betts
    OF – Benintendi
    OF – Jimenez
    UT – Robles
    UT – Clint Frazier
    BN – Peraza
    BN – Kingery

    My pitching on the other hand, is stacked:

    P – Bauer (kept)
    P – Snell (kept)
    P – Corbin (kept)
    P – Musgrove
    RP – Alvardo
    RP – Barnes
    P – Maeda
    P – McHugh
    BN – Porcello
    BN – Marco Gonzales
    BN – Chirinos

    I think I need to shop Corbin for a bat. He’s got great keeper value: 18th round. How high is reasonable to aim with him? I’d be hoping for a Goldschmidt or a Rendon. Would you be nervous about this offense? Any other names you’d target for Corbin?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Goldy, and would aim for a 1B

  147. Colusous Canimi says:
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    Drop one to pick up Bader?

    League 1

    Peraza
    Greg Polanco

    League 2

    Peraza
    Greg Polanco
    H. Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  148. Gotime says:
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    Murphy activated need to drop 1 in a H2H categories (with OBP): Murphy, Kike, Brian Dozier, Moreland, Castellanos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  149. Scooterboy says:
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    Would you drop Zach Eflin for Luke Weaver? Thanks !!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  150. Licketty Splits says:
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    in an RCL I’ve got Inciarte & Profar both on waivers.
    Potential drops would be Pinder, Winker, or Laureano …also Moose clogging things up …put him on the DL already.
    Which one is the priority waiver pickup??

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      Oh I would vote HR to Izzo

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wow, landslide for HR to the Izzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pinder, Winker

  151. erad says:
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    Junis christ!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  152. Donald says:
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    My Cody Bellinger for his Nolan Arenado. Have to do it, right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  153. Cram It says:
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    I know everyone is worried about Aguilar, but I’m holding without worry yet. 2018 wasn’t a fluke. His K% has decreased, and his BB% has increased, as has his LD%. Exit velo and launch angle about the same, just hard hit % is really low. Think he’s just a little off on barreling balls up. It’s not like he’s turning into a pumpkin with his approach.

    But yes, Thames could Wally Pipp his way in again if the results don’t start showing soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed on both counts

      • Steve says:
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        Aguilar on waivers, drop C Walker or Kiké for him? 5×5 10T h2h daily

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kike

  154. William Hung says:
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    Adalberto Mondesi is up with the bases loaded and 1 out – the 3B is drawn in, so what does he do? He grounds out to 3rd for a 5-3 DP to end the inning.

    Next time up? Man on 1st and 3rd, and he makes up for his previous AB by hitting a beautiful bomb. WOOOOO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  155. 183414 says:
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    You wouldn’t drop Desmond for Tapia, w/out the mgr. or g. mgr. telling us that Tapia is the starter, would you ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • 183414 says:
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        Yeah, then no one to drop for Tapia. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  156. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Franco or Murphy?

    2. Weavr or E-Rod?

    3. Buxton or Castellanos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy — edrod — Castellanos

  157. peacecoast says:
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    Mondesi HR. How you feel about his season so far?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      On pace for 18/40/.260… Yeah, I’m good with it

  158. dk says:
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    Need speed. Villar for RHill & Strahm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  159. Dr Sauce says:
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    In a keeper league, who would you rather have Tatis jr or Vlad? No considerations, just purely based on who you would rather have if given the choice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

  160. Daniel Moran says:
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    Is giving up benintendi, hunter Dozier, Christian Walker too much for acuna and boyd? Or rather, would that get laughed at? I’ve got way too many solid hitters and can use the consolidation and sp

    12 team yahoo 5×5

    • Cram It says:
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      Who cares if you get laughed at when trading?

      • Daniel Moran says:
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        It can sour future trades

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  161. letsgobravos says:
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    Jose Ramirez showing signs of life today. 3/4 with a slam and legs + a double with 4 RBIs on the day. Need him and Machado to both break out of their shitty starts to the year. Thankfully my offense is crushing it despite my 1st and 2nd round picks being awful thus far thanks to late round picks like Domingo and Gallo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d like to see Machado do something too

  162. leon says:
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    would you be shopping glasnow for a pitcher like jack flaherty in 18 man. Maybe take advantage of the different starts their both having? or are they about even now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Flaherty

  163. Db says:
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    Starting porcello vs Tigers I need a win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

      • Db says:
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        Would you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  164. Old School Brother says:
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    Who has giant balls and started Corbin last night? THIS GUY (and grey too)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn right!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      Started with confidence thanks to Grey!

  165. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In NL only, Dietrick or Schebler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      In same league, would you trade $1 Christian Walker for $23 Puig (I’d be getting Puig)(lI have one extra CI and I need an OF). Is this too much to give up or a good example of selling high and buying low?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Puig

  166. Perfect Game says:
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    Vlad Jr. or T. Shaw ROS in a standard roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

  167. Steve says:
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    You tracking Yordan Alvarez? He’s tearing up the minors. You stashing him in deeper leagues or waiting for his callup? He clearly needs an injury for a callup but his numbers are remarkable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In Al-Only leagues for now… He needs an injury, as you say

  168. Monty Crisco says:
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    16 man 6×6 h2h w OPS
    Kang or Tapia ROS?
    -Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  169. Travis Shaw Emerging? says:
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    Jordan Hicks or Brad Hand for saves and ratios in a standard 5×5 redraft roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hand

  170. Alberto Encinas says:
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    Caleb Smith or Boyd… ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  171. RotoSlayer says:
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    Am I starting these guys in a H2H league? Rough matchups this week for my pitchers. Thank you!

    C. Smith @PHI
    Lester vs LAD

    Musgrove @LAD
    Bieber @HOU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  172. Thomas Petrone says:
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    filling out a last rotation slot – Tyler Skaggs or Danny Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Skaggs

  173. OaktownSteve says:
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    Rendon and Moustakas on the Not IL not playing no news WTF list. Is there a glossary term for this purgatorial abomination?

    Injuries been bad this year. Wendle came back for 1.5 games. Fracture wrist. Next man up…Dylan Moore. Can we please get some Senzel in our lives?

    • Steve Anus says:
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      oh good god i got injury issues in a few spots, badly. stanton/treat/andujar/hill (he doesn’t count though), ryu (almost doesn’t count and came back quick so shouldn’t bitch), kingery (RIGHT when he got hot and added). another spot judge, stanton, kingery, bader, ryu etc.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Terrible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We should call it, Mets Doctor Waiting Area

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Where’s Rendon? He’s waiting for Dr. Met. Dr. Met is Mr. Met’s more successful brother. He’s identical save for the stethoscope around his neck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, he collects insurance claims without lifting his three-fingered hand

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Mike Moustakas: I’m here to see Dr. Met. I have an appointment.

            Receptionist: Go ahead and have a seat. He’ll be with you in 2-5 days. He’s actually in Maui at the moment.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA

        • Steve Anus says:
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          got my only rendon spot the same as another one with stanton and kingery too. have mostsuckass in about 4 spots too.

  174. Steve Anus says:
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    16 teamer h2h with QS added. i have all of yarbrough, pineda, annabelle to drop for as many as i can get out of (4 moves a week here): holland (SON likes next), c.anderson (SON hates but has done well all year, albeit that magic worker pitching coach from last year left MIL to CIN and it shows so far by a lot, everybody has turned back into themselves so far and/or the rookies outside of woodruff are all thusly turrible), turnbull (done fairly well so far, and even last night when SON hated him did ok, and has good matchup upcoming)

    1. best dropping order: me thinks annabell, pineda, yarbrough

    2. best adding order: me thinks holland, turnbull, c.anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Sure

  175. Db says:
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    Starting stripling @cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  176. Cohen says:
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    Drop Winker or Soler for Tapia?
    12 team for 5 th OF
    I have Yelich/Hoskins/Dahl/Robles
    Could be used as a lone bench bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

  177. Cam says:
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    Do you think Billy Hamilton is worth an add in a H2H league with SB’s as a category? Would have to drop Domingo Santana or Winker for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  178. toolshed says:
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    Ketel marte worth holding in a 12 team league, obp. Je was a popular breakout player. He has a couple hr, sb, and 16 rbi but has been all or nothing. He walk rate is way down. .260 ish obp. He is a reserve mi/of. I have Jorge Polanco as a reserve mi and now have g polanco as an additional OF. Thanks. I’d be looking to add a pitcher like soroka or stream. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can drop him

  179. Brett says:
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    Mazara or G polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

  180. Recently picked up Eloy Jimenez, do you think there was a chance he was distracted with his grandmother considering how young he is and now that shes past perhaps he refocuses on his game and goes off as hes been predicted to do? Looking at it from a humanity standpoint……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be fine, I don’t know if his maw-maw played into it

  181. letsgobravos says:
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    Mazara with 2 homers so far today. Hadn’t dropped him yet. Maybe this is the start of his turnaround.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was listening!

  182. Play Ball says:
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    Grey,

    Did you have a Chavis sleeper post or video? Wanted to look into him. Sorry if you addressed it already, but what line R/HR/RBI/AVG do you conservatively think he’ll put up this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think so, a video… Maybe… He doesn’t have guaranteed playing time for more than the next two weeks, what he can do this year doesn’t matter — maybe 15 HRs, .260

  183. JP says:
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    Been offered Khris Davis for my Jose Ramirez, would only be for this year, and position eligibility is not an issue, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  184. lubey says:
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    I need to drop one. Peralta or Santana? I know Peralta was your sell, but player rater has him higher than Santana rest of season, Seems like Santana has cooled off since that hot start.

    What are your thoughts?
    Thanks Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dropping one of these is terrible

      • lubey says:
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        Man, I know. Ive been pursing trades all week and I cant get anything for them. I guess I will keep trying to move one

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just do a 2-for-1

          • lubey says:
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            If you had to move one, you going Peralta?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

              • lubey says:
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                Thanks again

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  185. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    OPS league, Kike or Peraza? Would you take R. Nunez over either in a vacuum for the utility spot?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  186. bbboston says:
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    Grey,

    Any idea what’s wrong with Profar? The guy has been a huge disappointment to date.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slump, unlucky BABIP

  187. bananafactory says:
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    trade semien for inciarte?

    • bananafactory says:
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      need OF… have excess SS… but can I do better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  188. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP limited season moves

    1) I’ve been holding onto Hampson, but after sitting 3 straight days and with McMahon and Murphy both back, I think it might be time to move on. Hold or drop for another MI: McMahon, Asdrubal, Polanco, Goodrum, McNeil, Marte, E Escobar, Tucker, Chavis

    2) Similarly, I’ve been holding out hope for D Jansen. Hold or drop for: Zunino, Alfaro, Phegley, Vazquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. McNeil 2. Alfaro

  189. Brett says:
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    Grey, Long question 12 team daily moves league 6×6 with holds and ops as the extra categories. we can keep 5 260 auction budget.

    Infield: Alfaro, Bellinger, Baez, Tatis, Muncy, Machado, Alfonso

    My current outfield and utility are: Acuna, Hoskins, Benitendi, Dahl, Robles and Domingo Santana.

    I have G Polanco on the bench who has a $1 keeper price and could be valuable so I don’t want to cut him.

    Current staff: Snell, Flaherty, Bieber, Paddack, Strahm, Yu, Efflin, LeClerc, Chapman, Brasier, B. Parker, Seranthony.

    It’s hard to trade but Mazara is on waivers. Would you cut Efflin or Seranthony for him? Seranthony is my only current holds guy and Efflin has potential and I feel my hitting is in a better spot then my pitching.

    Thanks so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eflin

  190. Homezen says:
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    Would you pick up Mazara in place of anyone here?

    H. Dozier
    Peraza
    Greg Polanco

    Would you pick up Inciarte in place of anyone here?

    Peraza
    Greg Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Ender and Mazara over those two

      • Homezen says:
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        Which 2? Mazara would have to be swapped for someone from the first list of three, and Ender from the second list of two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What do you need? Peraza and Polanco are not same type of player… you need SBs? Then lose Polanco

      • Homezen says:
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        Out of Dozier, Peraza, Polanco, and Mazara I need the the best three that will score the most runs, and out of Inciarte, Polanco, and Peraza I don’t have specific needs as my team racks up steals no problem. The league where I might pick up Inciarte is a points league where singles, doubles, triples, etc. are rewarded along with the normal counting stats.

        • Homezen says:
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          To simplify

          Who are the best three for runs out of

          Mazara
          Polanco
          Peraza
          H. Dozier

          Who are the best 2 players overall out of

          Inciarte
          Peraza
          Polanco

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not Dozier — not Polanco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ender, Peraza, Mazara

  191. Steve Anus says:
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    15 team roto dynasty with OPS added. maybe waited too long on adding tapia (daily FAAB already down to 56/100 left, should’ve added earlier considering i have desmond too), tons of injuries here. when team is healthy this hitting is sick though.
    C astudillo (3B)
    1B cron
    2B dannys antana (no OF yet as we only have specific OF’s)
    SS bregman (3B)
    3B baez (2B/SS)
    LF legs mcneil (2B/3B)
    CF laureano
    RF fowler (hot lately, but i’m about to drop him and mini donkey for tapia and thames attempting)
    util (2) leonys (CF), barnes (C/2B)
    BN (this many from innings cap on SP, AND i’m scrambling for quality at bats with the injuries):
    bader (CF/RF), mini donkey (1B/3B about to leave COL), desmond (1B/LF/RF)
    DL: (5): stanton (LF/RF), judge (RF), kingery (3B/SS), cespedes (LF, nabbed cheaply after draft when somebody dropped him)

    the plan is to drop mini donkey and fowler for tapia/thames. with 56 left what should bids be here, some other guys who went very high lately were: reddick (6 last night), kingery (4, me), h.dozier (10, lately)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia — $3; Thames $2

      • Steve Anus says:
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        that’s exactly what i input already, was deciding on 4 for tapia or not. merged thinking unity time. also in this league most of the time most players you want you get for 1. except for first WW’s of the year since we have 10 NA prospect stash slots. some of those go higher. esp to the kind of owners that bid large (sometimes really large) on certain prospects during draft then run out of money.

        • Steve Anus says:
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          crap, i forgot, puig got dropped here and comes off tonight too. does he rank at the top of this, or middle (gotta think it can’t be bottom). puig’s keeper price is only 2 (our draft budget is 342 this year, keeper budget and max 18 kept predraft are 75% of the draft budget, and the whole budget goes up 5% a year). puig is in the final year of his 3 year cycle at 2. could be bid up next year in arb bidding, but unless he does really well ROS he probably doesn’t get bid up much.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He’s at top easily

            • Steve Anus says:
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              yeppers, got caught in that silly short term thinking there, should just search the old memory banks for how high the love is for puig on the OPS rater (which i DO remember). last year i think thames and puig were a near tie in preaseason though (maybe thames was even winning) in the OPS rater. now thames looking like playing time on the up.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup

  192. Brett says:
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    Peraza or Mazara? Position doesn’t matter. Feel Peraza is stuck in the bottom of that line up, but would love another opinion on these two.

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  193. The Harrow says:
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    oh my god people are adding ty france due only to AAA stats even in some 12’ers now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not smart

      • The Harrow says:
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        yeah that guy reeks of NL only or probably like 20 teamers if and only if you have a BUNCH of starting hitting slots AND have injury problems. even in NL only he has no guaranteed playing time at all. urias can and should be back for that roster spot at some point.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, barely NL-Only

  194. aardvark says:
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    Do you think Alex Gordon can keep this up and be a top 20 OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • The Harrow says:
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      it’s been a nice ride though for the last, what, say 3ish months of season time going back to last year for AL only and/or deep mixed. only spots i own are a 20 teamer and AL only. even in those he wasn’t drafted either.

  195. Brett says:
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    Can you rank in a quality start league
    Eflin
    Derek Holland
    Soroka
    Pablo Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland, Eflin

  196. Los Putos says:
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    Passan and Heyman reporting Vlad Jr up this Fri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, about time

    • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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      see ya candelman in 20 teamer. bye bye r.ruiz (keeping r.nunez now) in AL only.

  197. erad says:
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    Cody Allen removed from closers role

    Grab Buttrey and cross your fingers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      • William Hung says:
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        dreaded SAGNOF Q: I currently roster Alvarado, Holland, Brasier, Strop, Swarzak, Neris

        I figure Swarzak or Neris are my weakest faces – is Buttrey a better face than either of those?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

      • erad says:
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        My only fear is Aumus goes with Robles instead since he was used more in the setup role.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

        • Stumanji! says:
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          Robles has also been used as an Opener though. Does that make him more or less likely to be the guy that closes now?

  198. jdred5 says:
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    Lost Judge in a 10 team 5×5 so I would like to deal for a bat. Ended up with a bit too much pitching in my draft: Buehler, Flaherty, Wheeler, Glasnow, Ryu, Ed-Rod, Lucchesi, Paddack, Strahm, Weaver.

    1) Which of the above would you look to deal for a bat?
    2) A team that needs pitching has Conforto, and Rosario, both of whom would help. Best offer to make for one of these?
    3) A second team that needs pitching has Puig and Bell. Best offer to make for one of these?

    Thanks for all the insights! Started listening to the podcast this year – it’s great fun!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow 2. Glasnow for one of them, Rosario first 3. Same Glasnow — thanks!

  199. Let’s Play Two says:
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    I was offered Brad Hand for my Christian Walker and Ken Giles.

    Walker is a bench bat for me, because I have P Alonso and Mondesi in UTIL slots and Hoskins at 1B. My other closers are Diaz and Hicks. Should I take Hand?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Let’s Play Two says:
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        Yeah, it’s essentially Just giving up Giles for Hand and I could always grab a decent bench bat when I need one. I use my bench for SP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Let's Play Two says:
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            Before I pull the trigger…Giles swinging strike rate is 18.2% and FB 96.7 MPH. Hand has lost some velo from last year at 91.9 MPH and swinging strike rate down from 13.6% to 11.5% this year. FIP far better for Hand xFIP far better for Giles and SIERRA a little better for Giles. Trade analyzer shows ratios and saves roughly the same. 1) Any red flags on Hand; and 2) Does Hand move the needle over Giles in your opinion?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I prefer Hand

            • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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              isn’t it hilarious how much lower hand’s ADP than giles’ was? i’m not singling these 2 alone out, but funny that there are easy arguments for giles over hand what a few weeks into season? this is without either being injured or roles changing.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Totally

  200. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    What’s up ole wise one. 10 team keeper league where average obp and strikeouts against hitters count who to keep Ramos or Narveaz. Kind of even I thought so need a tie breaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, AL! I’d want Ramos

      • Al KOHOLIC says:
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        Cool. Have Guerrero coming to me in 3 leagues. Sure hope he hits the ground running. I did hear one report that he was a little out of shape Like he wasn’t before. Just hit the ball big guy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, totally

  201. Wass says:
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    10 team, h2h points, SP are valuable.

    Trade A)
    Voit and Hand
    for
    Ozuna

    Trade B)
    JTurner and Paddack
    for
    Rendon

    Which side? Thanks Grey! So glad Vlad is up now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna — Rendon

      • wass says:
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        Good deal. thanks man, have a good evening! Still haven’t got to season 3 of Gommora yet…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get there!

  202. aardvark says:
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    I saw in a comment above that you like Mazara more than Greg Polanco. Does this hold true for points leagues as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  203. herschel says:
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    @Grey: i know both havent been performing but got an offer of benintendi for my bryant. gotta accept, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi side

  204. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I was going to put woodruff on waivers for yonny chirinos, but lyles is getting beaten bad right now.

    ROS: Jordan lyles or Woodruff ? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff

  205. Russell says:
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    Which side you like?

    Haniger/Rich Hill for Pete Alonso/Clevinger

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  206. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    for 15 team roto dynasty with net saves + holds together, have buttrey, strop, allen, barnes, hand. hold allen here or drop for one of: hansel and gretel robles, wittgren, wingenter, romo, kela (gotta be back or near it to the 8th with burdi gone), kelly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles

  207. Jack says:
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    Daniel Murphy or Pete Alonso ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  208. ellis says:
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    Minter Strop or Parker

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

  209. Stumanji! says:
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    Cody Allen demoted. Who’s the spec add, Buttrey or Robles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buttrey

  210. Task Force says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you drop Touki for one of the following and which one would you take for a 6X6 league:

    Domingo German
    Max fried
    Luke Weaver
    Mike Soroka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German

  211. Gotime says:
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    Here we go with the Robles / Buttrey haha. I own Buttrey is there anyone you’d drop in a H2H cats league for Robles (Castellanos, McNeil, Barnes, Maeda, Moreland) or hold. Own Iglesias and Alvarado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland is bench bat

      • Gotime says:
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        Playing matchups between him and Muncy, sitting Muncy when he gets lefties when I can (weekly league)

  212. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Mancini/Swanson for Alonzo? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair tho

  213. DonnieB says:
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    Would you drop Desmond for Gardner,Jose Martinez or Tapia? Thanks and great writeup as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma

  214. Teacher Man says:
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    Yo, Grey,

    I really wanna pick up Ohtani for my U, but I’d have to drop Hunter Dozier or Winker. Should I just hold?

    Thanks,

    TM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Winker

      • Teacher Man says:
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        I forgot the league info: 10 team, H/H, with OPS and negative k’s. Still Winky?

        Thanks.

  215. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I was thinking of dropping Lucchesi and Minor for both Matz and Hendricks, but the podcast convinced me to keep Lucchesi for now. I’m going to drop Minor, but should I go Matz, Hendricks, or Luke Weaver if my league counts the 5 standard pitching stats + Ls & K/9?

    • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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      stream if all of those are obtainable.

      • William Hung says:
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        6 moves per week so streaming is limited

  216. Joe schmo says:
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    Better stash in a keeper : Luis Robert or Yordan Alvarez. Thanks !

    • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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      alvarez ranked higher by everybody i’ve seen for prospect lists.

  217. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    lester back shortly. NL only 10 team h2h with QS over wins. gotta drop one of:

    -mahle (3.25 FIP, next 2 SON’s -6.7 and -4.1, clearly has been overperforming his SON numbers till now, likely a result of the genius pitching coach from last year’s MIL team that moved to CIN)
    – V2 (4.19 FIP, 6 today and did well, 22.5 up next)
    – davies (forgot he lost his pitching coach, but rest of team didn’t, 3.88 FIP, 2.8 up next, might lose job to nat gio (but it’s probably c.anderson back in pen for now))
    – t.richards (4.39 FIP, -9.3 up at PHI next)

  218. Ed Spinelli says:
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    Hi Humpday Grey,
    This may be a no brainer or I am merely over thinking this but…
    Some one got frustrated with Luke Voit in our league and he is on the waiver free and clear at this very moment.
    I want to grab him but the one;y player I am really wanting to drop for him is Joey BATS! Crazy or or am I being to damn impatient with Votto?
    I Have 4 guys 1b eligible….but Votto seems like odd man out or am I missing something. I know Hamilton will only hit .240 if i’m lucky but need his SBs… Stuick on this one and not much time before someone grabs Voit….what say you? Grab him for Votto? Leave him on waiver or grab him for someone different?

    Yahoo 12 team league with hitting cats of Rs, HR’s, RBI’s, SB and AVG.& Total Bases.
    C- Realmuto
    1B- Alonso
    2b- Cano
    SS-Story
    3B-Franco & finally on friday Vlad Jr !!!
    LF/- Hoskins
    CF-Haniger
    RF-Domingooooo!
    Util- Billy Hamilton
    Votto
    DL Spot- Ohtani

    Pitchers- Verlander, Tananka, German Marguez, Domingo German, Quintana & Luchessi
    RP’s- Osuna, Jefffries, Strop & Neris
    DL- D Robertson

    As usual thanks and enjoy your Humpday my friend!!
    Champsok1 aka Eddie

    • Ed Spinelli says:
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      Ugh sorry for the double post but I forgot the “Happy” in Happy Humpday in the first one and thought i stopped it in time…..but instead it was jsut “Hi Humpday Grey….whcih kinda made me spit take my drink….

  219. Ed Spinelli says:
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    Hi & Happy Humpday Grey,
    This may be a no brainer or I am merely over thinking this but…
    Some one got frustrated with Luke Voit in our league and he is on the waiver free and clear at this very moment.
    I want to grab him but the one;y player I am really wanting to drop for him is Joey BATS! Crazy or or am I being to damn impatient with Votto?
    I Have 4 guys 1b eligible….but Votto seems like odd man out or am I missing something. I know Hamilton will only hit .240 if i’m lucky but need his SBs… Stuick on this one and not much time before someone grabs Voit….what say you? Grab him for Votto? Leave him on waiver or grab him for someone different?

    Yahoo 12 team league with hitting cats of Rs, HR’s, RBI’s, SB and AVG.& Total Bases.
    C- Realmuto
    1B- Alonso
    2b- Cano
    SS-Story
    3B-Franco & finally on friday Vlad Jr !!!
    LF/- Hoskins
    CF-Haniger
    RF-Domingooooo!
    Util- Billy Hamilton
    Votto
    DL Spot- Ohtani

    Pitchers- Verlander, Tananka, German Marguez, Domingo German, Quintana & Luchessi
    RP’s- Osuna, Jefffries, Strop & Neris
    DL- D Robertson

    As usual thanks and enjoy your Humpday my friend!!
    Champsok1 aka Eddie

  220. Lucky Dog says:
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    Dang it, irs HR to the Izzo.

    Come on man, get it together – this is a fantasy baseball site!

    On a related note; I went to the Dubs game tonight & while it sucked they lost, (refs had way too much to do with that) the Sugar Hill Gang performed for 12 mins at halftime while 50 dudes breakdanced & I was back in 1980 very briefly.

    This has been the White Guys Discussing Hip Hop podcast, brought to you by people named Becky who would very much like to speak to a manager, right this minute.

  221. Fleeced says:
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    Smith Jr, Nunez, C. tucker, Chavis or Miggy?

  222. Baby Seal says:
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    H to the Rizzo is definitely better, Grey.

    Cheers,
    – Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s an H tho?

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