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Open Up and Buy AH, because owning Aaron Hicks is Nothin’ But A Good Time!  Also, a good time is searching any girl’s name from Rock of Love with your parental controls turned off.  Okay, I have a few Bee Tee Dubs here.  Unless you have a child, you don’t set parental controls on your TV.  You can filter what you see without magically stumbling on porn.  The internet though?  You need parental controls on it, no matter if you’re home, at work, 12 years old, 64 years old, at school or on the john.  You can Google something as innocuous as “cucumber” with no parental controls and all hell breaks loose in your search results.  “Oh em gee, I just wanted a recipe for a cucumber salad!”  Bee tee dubya II, we’re due for a terrible 80’s hair band renaissance.  Someone needs to do a cover of a Poison song.  Bee tee dubya III, there is no bee tee dubya III.  Bee tee dubya IV, I have this nugget in my brain that says, even though I was only 14 years old, I knew how awful Poison was at the time.  Like, when they did Your Mama Don’t Dance, a big part of me knew they were absolutely terrible, even then.  Any hoo!  Hey, any hoo’s initials are Aaron Hicks.  Coinkydink?  Thinks not.  He’s on a 162-game pace of 25 HRs, 15 SBs and a .280 average.  Of course, that doesn’t matter.  We just want a hot player at this point, and, on our 7-day Player Rater, he’s near top 75, and should be owned everywhere.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Wilson Ramos – He either gets hurt or hits, right now he’s healthy.  You do the math!  (I’m not sure there was a math problem there.)

C.J. Cron – We can’t talk too much about Cron, because if The Sciosciapath hears he’s doing well, he will bench him.  Hey, The Sciosciapath is Cron-nuts!

Rhys Hoskins – I’ve gone over this guy so much we may as well change the name of the site to Rhysball.  That’ll be easy for people to spell!  On a serious tip, go to the top right of the page, and search Rhys.  You’ll make me .000000001 of a cent.  It’s all about the 1/1,111,111,118th of a Benjamin baby!

Dominic Smith – Dom drops bombs on your moms.  Eff this five-alarm seasoning Guy Frieri sold me!

Jose Pirela – I’m still rocking him on my mixed league team, but getting the sense that he’s slowing down, and I may drop him soon.  How about that for a hard sell (hard buy)?

Cory Spangenberg – Lately, this guy has been eating thunder and crapping lightning.  I know, that’s a very sabermetric breakdown.

Kolten Wong – “Rub-a-dub-dub.  Three men in a tub.  Billy Butler accidentally ate the butcher, Jeffrey Leonard was the Candlestick Maker and don’t hold a candle by my Wong, that’s my babymaker.”  Okay, needs work.

Howie Kendrick – Gotta say, lately, Kendrick has been pitch perfect!  What?  I have to appeal to our five girl readers sometimes.  I don’t forget my ladies.  Crap, I think I was supposed to pick up Cougs from her mechanic!

Nicky Delmonico – Cutting Todd Frazier, and adding this guy?  That’s committing Delmonicide, which sounds bad, but is actually good like crepuscular.

Tim Anderson – One thing to note here, major league teams that aren’t good, are good for playing time.  They’re playing with the “ain’t got nothing to lose” fire burning a hole in their pocket.

Ketel Marte – To think, if you had to draft one Marte, you would’ve been better off drafting Ketel instead of Starling.  The only ones that drafted Starling are now playing fantasy football.  Segue like nobody’s business!

Eddie Rosario – In the last seven days, he’s been *touches butt, makes sizzle sound*

Mikie Mahtook – He’s a hot schmotato, but, beyond that, it’s gee-dee remarkable that he made it out of high school with that name.  Maybe that’s why he took up baseball.  Sick of getting punched for being a Mikie Mahtook.

Byron Buxton – In the 2nd half of the year, he’s hitting .326 with a whole lot of nothing outside of that, but it’s still better than the 1st half.  I am beginning to see a pattern with this guy and 2nd halves.

Keon Broxton – The Xtons are like Xtina only she’s hot all the time.

Phillip Ervin – I just gave you my Phillip Ervin fantasy.  It was written while hang gliding from Hunter Pence’s ankles.

Matt Joyce – Or Matt Olson or Matt Chapman or Man Deezmattmen or Matty Mattmatt or Matt McMattstein.  If there’s a Matt on the A’s, they’re currently hitting.

Cam Bedrosian – If he ever becomes a consistent closer, we can call him Steadi-Cam, walk him through a kitchen, and watch him get super impressed by Henry Hill.

Brad ZieglerA.J. Ramos helped me out early in this shizz, but to me he’s just another guy who can pitch.  Now he’s back with Familia who’s a real mother.  Now I’m realizing that I got Ziegler.  Now I’m feeling lonely.  My mind is playing tricks on me.

Matt Belisle – No, not very good, but look at this.  That’s my RCL pitching staff (12-team mixed league).  I’m currently in the top ten out of 1,000 teams and I lead my RCL league in saves, and have an 11 in ERA and Ks, 9 in Wins and 8 in WHIP.  There’s very few leagues where you couldn’t have the same guys I own.  Only three of those pitchers are owned in more than 80% of leagues, and they’re the starters, and I only drafted one of them.

Shane Greene – He has a legitimate chance to perform so well over the final two months that he could be the Tigers closer next year.  Or he can fall apart in the next two months, and put him with the rest of the born losers.  That’s a Shane, isn’t it?  Not a Shane, a problem.

Blake Treinen – Don’t you wanna call him Trake Bleinen?  No?  Okay, it’s me.

Arodys Vizcaino – Same deal as Greene.  No, not that he’s a ghetto bastard, but that he could be a closer next year.  Actually, with Vizcaino, I’m counting on it.

Sam Dyson – Bruce Bochy, in that giant melon that Gallagher eyes lovingly, thinks Melancon isn’t ready to take over closer duties yet.  Why is a guy better to pitch in the 7th inning for a 100-loss team than the 9th inning?  When you have a 46-inch circumference around your head, then you can answer me.

Seung Hwan Oh – I lost feeling in my fingers partially typing up all of these potential closers.

Collin McHugh – Strictly a Stream-o-Nator call.  That call from the Stream-o-Nator specifically went like this, “If you McHugh’s, you can’t lose!  Now please be my friend!”  Eek, so sad.

Rafael Montero – You got it, another Stream-o-Nator call.  This weekend actually is loaded with streamers.  More so than I remember in some time.  That time I can remember being the last 45 minutes.  Stupid head injuries and weed smoking.

SELL

Hanley Ramirez – Hey, you guys had a good run over the last twelve years.  Like that time you drafted him in the 2nd round, and he gave 1st round value.  And that other time.  You had some laughs, I tell ya!  Hanley, or Hans Christian Baserunner Stranderson as I’ve started calling him, has seen better days.

Todd Frazier – Over the last 30 days, he’s been as valuable as Mallex Smith.  Over-the-internet friends, Mallex Smith has not been good.  Tyler Flowers has been more valuable than Frazier.  Perfect, because I’d like to lay Flowers at the grave of Frazier’s fantasy value.  For 3B, he’s ranked 43rd in the last month.  Right under, ya know, Ronald Torreyes.  Hehe, hoho, what?  Remember, the Sells are no longer to sell, but to lose like a pinkie toe in poorly-run carnival ride.

   
  1. Matt Bornstein says:
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    Add Spangenberg, Buxton, rhys or Mahtook in OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

      • Matt Bornstein says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  2. Jawsthebook says:
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    Brad Zimmer or Buxton ROS? Zimmer has been painful lately…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

  3. Dave Nelson says:
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    what makes you like Montero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON

      • Dave Nelson says:
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        @Grey: Sonday?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sonday?

          • Dave Nelson says:
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            @Grey: lol, I don’t know what SON means

            • Dave Nelson says:
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              @Dave Nelson: I’m dumb…streamonater

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Streamonator

  4. TomToms says:
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    Should I drop any of the players below for Rafael Montero?

    Jerad Eickhoff
    Jose Urena
    Adam Wainwright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright

  5. Trogdor says:
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    I’m still waiting for Rock of Love 4. Come ON, Bret!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Making us wait too long, right? I saw Brandi once in the airport — eek

      • Trogdor says:
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        @Grey: Jeezis, is she a man? & did u get his autograph?

        • Trogdor says:
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          @Trogdor: that’s the chick who kinda looked like aaron hicks, right?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            She looked like Bret’s sister

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, she is a she, I believe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She’s pretty mangled tho

          • Trogdor says:
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            @Grey:he always picked a winner. I wonder what his FBB teams look like?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Very sexy I’m sure

  6. Ryan says:
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    Buddy of mine added me as a co-owner to help him out this season, mid-april. I went ahead and retroactively punted catcher for him, by dealing his Posey for Bryant. Now, we wallow every week in catcher-punt territory. I cant seem to find a winner.

    Pick a catcher for the remainder of the year for a H2H points that enjoys TB and RBI….

    Castillo
    Avila
    Pina
    Hedges
    Lucroy
    Chirinos

    Or, should i just hang on to whichever one i have now and roll with it, because “catcher”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan:

      Forgot Ramos, the “buy” name that inspired the post. Anyone got any spare sleep i could borrow?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I can afford about ten mins

        • Ryan says:
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          @Grey:

          Ill take it. Just cash app it to me, or some shit.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Venmo?

            • Ryan says:
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              @Grey: Balls, dont have it. And to think, I searched “Rhys” out of appreciation. Enjoy your microfraction of a daiquiri.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Damn thanks!

  7. DonnieB says:
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    I would rank your closer “buys” Vizcaino,Bedrosian and then,Oh. Is that about right?

    Who do I drop to waiver claim Hoskins: VarGo,Polanco or Schwarber? Thanks for all your efforts all season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine RP… Polanco

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        I read this morning that the Angels said that Bedrosian’s groin is still an issue and they aren’t going to use him for back to back games. Does that concern you at all?

        Full disclosure…I am one of those over-thinking owners. LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it concerns me, but no one else there is worth owning

  8. DonnieB says:
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    Sorry….CarGo

  9. tank1 says:
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    Couple of quick questions-

    1. Better streaming option this weekend – Moore vs. Phi or McHugh vs. Oakland
    2. Would you pick Skaggs or Eickhoff over either of the above options?
    3. Looking for some additional speed help. Options include Broxton, R. Davis or Inciarte.

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh… 2. Matchups? 3. Ender

      • tank1 says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, regarding #2- Skaggs vs Texas and Eickhoff @ SF. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Mchugh

  10. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey Frazier, go back to little league, ya Tom’s River putz.

    That’s me with heavy Bronx accent sitting down the third baseline at The New Yankee Workshop in my mind.

    Would you mind adopting my mom’s nickname for Spangenberg: Spongebob? Such a great nickname.

    Salutations Albie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spongeburger!

  11. cutchs dreads says:
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    Hey Grey!

    12tm, H2H 6×6 (+OBP/QS), redraft, 1 week left til the playoffs and I’m sitting 3.5 games out of the final playoff spot.

    Always nice to see 5 guys on your BUY list that I currently have rostered: Pirela, Hoskins, Dom Smith, Spangenberg and Greene, while having none on your sell list!!

    Currently have 2 bench bats, but only 5 OF to fill 4 OF spots (it’s a mess… Benintendi, Schwarber, Pirela, JBJ and Spangenberg). I really put myself in a bind (position wise) trading Ozuna/Thames/Russell for Rizzo/Straily/Britton. So…

    a) With Kemp coming off the DL today or tomorrow, who is your drop?

    Franco
    Albies
    JBJ
    Clevinger
    Rey Lopez

    b) After dropping one of those 5, do you swap Tyler Austin for any of the aforementioned?

    c) If Clevinger/Lopez aren’t your two drops, then do you stream R. Montero (v MIA) SON $2.8 and drop one of them?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez… meh on Austin

  12. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Who would you rather have ROS: Buxton, Margot, Devers, or Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  13. Dommattingly says:
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    Drop Frazier for hicks, Margot, or Broxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  14. SF says:
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    Would you rather

    1. DeJong or Healy ROS?
    2. Marte or Mazara?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dejong…Maz

    • SF says:
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      @SF: That would be starling marte.

  15. Scott steelers says:
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    ROS. Hicks or Pollock
    Happ or Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock…close… Happ

      • Scott steelers says:
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        ROS. Hicks or Pollock
        Happ or [email protected]Grey: pollocks been a real dickhead

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know

  16. Scrapski says:
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    Superbly done! Esp enjoyed the montero reeference and the Frazier carny ride advice.

    Better mound man: Hendricks or Corbin?
    Better batter: rendon or Devers?
    Thanks Master Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hendricks… Rendon

  17. Wilson says:
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    A Hicks or J Upton for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  18. Cram It says:
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    Gonna be a blast of a Friday night, drinking and watching Sal Romano pitch! Livin’ the dream!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I benched him unfortch… so he’ll be terrific

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: And for that, I thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What did I do now?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: You benched him and he was fabulous

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He really was… Damn it!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Cram It: you really know how to live. I’ll be drinking and watching Ervin Santana square off against the D’Backs!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m drinking Fanta and watching Garza!

  19. Jon says:
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    Melancon and Bedrosian for Grandal? Currently have Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Needs based

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a bubble Bed side

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey:

        Bedro better ROS than Melancon tho right

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: you said bubble bed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sounds delicious, and safe

  20. Prog Nation says:
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    Catcher questions 3-2-1…
    3 weeks til playoffs.
    I have Beef Welington, but seems Showalter isn’t playiing him as much. Any offensive stats, but not Off ensive.

    Should I hold him or
    drop for:
    Ramos
    Hedges
    J McCann
    Flowers
    Chirinos

    Thanks.

  21. Nightmare! says:
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    Sup Greylord!!!!
    So my dude Waino goes to the DL and looks like he gonna be out quite awhile. I’m snaggin Luke weaver and keeping my eye on Flaherty. But for now, who’s the drop for weaver…..

    Skaggs, Reynaldo Lopez, Folty, Taillon,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and sup

      • Nightmare! says:
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        @Grey: lol! Snowfall was sick Wednesday night. Loved it. Especially Gustavo getting to hit mamacita!!

        One more question, with Lester going to the DL, is Montgomery worth adding over taillon, Skaggs, or folty

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love Gustavo, but Franklin’s discovery of crack was goofy… Like he just stumbled on RZA, cmon… And RZA had to say Bobby Womack?

          Yes, Montgomery over Folty

  22. Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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    What is up with Arrieta? Looking good even with a massive amount of strikeouts.

  23. Alex says:
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    Hicks over Broxton, you say? I’m banking on Broxton this weekend in Coors. Hoping for lots of runs with Braun, Brox, and recently added and hopefully surging Villar in my lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like everyone in Coors more

  24. Alex says:
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    Or dang, do I just drop Villar now and get Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not while in Coors

  25. joeg414 says:
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    Take a chance on Giolito is a deep mixed 6×6 roto, Who should I Cut A.Cashner or M.Moore ?
    Deep mixed 6×6 roto

  26. msh2404 says:
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    Can u rank:
    Duffy, T. Walker, Strailly, Corbin, Ryu, Reynaldo Lopez?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily, Corbin

  27. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Move on from Moncada? I just read that somewhere but he homered for me last night so….. I was like you “Moncada” be kidding me? Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, depends on options

  28. Benintendo64 says:
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    Tim Anderson or Amed Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  29. G says:
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    Drop Villar, CDick, or Suarez for Hoskins? Those three are my utility/bench options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  30. joeg414 says:
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    Take a chance on Giolito is a deep mixed 6×6 roto, Who should I Cut A.Cashner or M.Moore ?
    Deep mixed 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  31. Brett says:
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    Need some trade help:

    Current Catcher is Avila and have sal perez on the dl

    Current Closers are: Rivero, Vizcaino, Giles :rosey on the dl

    In a keeper league trading with teams out of contention. Which would your ratherr:

    1. trade for Kershaw and give up Rivero and then cut Rosenthal as I would have too many dl guys to get Bedrosian

    2. Trade for Kershaw and Cody Allen and give up Rivero and Sal Perez (leaving me with Avila). I could then keep rosenthal and still get Bedrosian.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. You can trade Rivero for Kershaw? 2. Are these even possible?

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: yes keeper league team is out of it. Rivero is a $2 keeper and sal perez $1. Kershaw can’t be kept.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Well, you’re really paying the price in keepers… Are these keepers?

  32. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    At this point, is Thames any different from guys like Reynolds, Alonso, etc? Feel like everyone still think it’s April with that guy.

    Thinking of dropping him for a shot with Giolito – thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not different, actually less good

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, enjoy the weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too, JJJ

  33. Pete says:
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    In 5 player keeper league that has been going 10+ years. Looking to make deadline move for playoff push. SP valued higher in this league than most.

    Trade:
    (give)- rizzo, or benintendi, or Thor. Can throw in G. Sanchez, Alex Wood? not sure of his keeper value.
    (get)- sale

    5 keepers currently: Arenado, Turner, rizzo, benintendi, Thor.. possibly sanchez or wood.

    I am just nervous of NOT making playoffs, currently in 4th and most likely in 3rd come weeks end. Hoping Turner and Thor are enough to push, plus this acquisition if worth it. Obviously would keep Sale as well.

    Traded Scherzer 2 months ago for Cano, Wood, and Keuchel. (All bolster lineup but non keepers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  34. Slappy Jack says:
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    Ronald Acuna homered for the third straight game on Thursday night .
    He’s got dongs in four of his last five games.
    He’s 20hr/ 37sb .320 / .930 on the year across all levels

    I know he’s not in this buy column
    but, I just wanted some company while I read that over and over in my goochless boxer-briefs

  35. abmsports23 says:
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    Grey,

    I currently roster 4 closers: Kimbrel, Diaz, Giles, and Britton

    Would you drop any of them to pick up Andrew Miller now that he’s back from the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  36. Jon says:
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    Add one? Folty, Lackey, Urena, Cashner, EJax, Trevor Williams, Eickhoff

    • Jon says:
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      @Jon: Also could be Leake, Miranda, or Ian Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at matchups…Urena

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Any of those guys you would potentially want in 2018? Dynasty league, keeper eligibility cutoff is this weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, potentially, and Kershaw might only have a few starts left this year

          • Jon says:
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            @Grey: I’m confused – how does Kershaw relate?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry, that was meant for someone else… They are not relevant for 2018

  37. Jim says:
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    Giolito is pitching Monday vs Minnesota. Thoughts on him? I need a SP….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed him in a deep league, but depends on options… He wasn’t great in Triple-A and looks like he might be a bullpen guy

  38. Racehorse says:
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    Grey –

    Tonight I have Story, Semien, Kendrick, Grichuk but only two spots … which two do I roll with?

    Also, I have Kermaier stashed in a DL spot. I also have Broxton and Inciarte active in my lineup taking care of the speed component of the roster. Okay to keep KK in that DL spot? The rest of my outfield is good with Duvall, Ozuna, JD Mart and with Grichuk (for spot starts) — more overthinking on my part?

    Not sure what I’d do without Razzball — thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story, Semien — yes, KK in DL or drop

  39. M says:
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    Are you still high on Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

      • Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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        @Grey: ah yes this year’s b.miller, or delino, or rutledge. or if you work for fangraphs odor. a lot of those lost their jobs in those years mostly from BABIP luck. i’m very sure rutledge had the worst BABIP in entire league when he lost time that year, delino had to be bottom 3 last year. to be fair, kepler’s year isn’t as bad as those others. probably best described as boringly sub-solid for fantasy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  40. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey!

    5 x 5 roto with OBP – 15 team

    Pondering a lowball offer for Bryce Harper to someone who has too many DL eligible players to fit them all in.

    In your opinion, % chance of Harper making it back to contribute this year…?

    Was going to offer someone like Healy, Broxton, Cron who are rotating through my UT and my bench.

    Worth the risk to me or simply a waste of someone who is currently adding value to my roster?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Last I hear Harper’s back in a couple of weeks — a low ball sounds fine for him

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: Fab, thanks for swift response!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Do you drop Lester and stream at this point in a 12 team 5×5 standard league? Also, do you drop Rosenthal or hold off and hope for the best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Rosenthal

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Hanklongball: he’s all the way to the dreaded “needs a 2nd opinion” stage. it’s bad.

  42. Jon says:
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    Best keeper option for 2018? Joc Pederson, Alex Verdugo, JP Crawford, Amir Garrett, Raul Mondesi, AJ Reed, Chance Adams, Anderson Espinosa, Corey Ray, Kyle Lewis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo

  43. Not your average Joe says:
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    I asked this the other day, but my roster is a little different. Which of these should I pursue, and, if any, what player do I target in #1 and/or #2?

    1. Smoak + Merrifield for one of Greinke or Darvish
    3. Melky (or Souza) for one of Morton, Gray, or Happ
    3. Wood for Judge

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – K.Seager; SS – Machado; OF – Merrifield, Duvall, Melky ; Util – Smoak; Bench – Souza, Pham ; DL – Correa
    SP – Severino, Wood, Taillon, Salazar, Chacin, Dickey, Corbin
    RP – Holland, Greene, Doolittle, Vizcaino, Bedrosian; DL – Rosenthal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish or Greinke

  44. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    good lord, surprised ralph doesn’t mention it more often, about just how bad SF’s prospecting must be over last few years, they are starting these routinely:
    r.jones, parker (as a starter), sandoval, and somebody named kelby. not to mention crawford and pence (pence i’m guessing they are tied to a large long contract). they also have been completely awful all year long and haven’t called up anybody resembling good (not to say they haven’t called up anybody, as they maybe have called up more hitters than any other team) even to end the year giving those possibly good hitters playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what happens when you spend ten years chasing vets

      • Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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        @Grey: that’s the thing though, did they really dump a bunch of picks/prospects (like CUBS lately). i get that their pick values would’ve been low, but you could say same thing for STL but they have good prospects.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah not sure

  45. Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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    Melancon, ugh.

    If he goes, my “best” choices for saves are Treinen, Phelps, Familia or Minaya I guess. Not good. I only care about September saves as my playoff spot is in hand. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Treinen

  46. tony says:
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    gary sanchez, devers and stroman, for my kris bryant, in a dynasty we keep em all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

      • tony says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks a lot i’d wanted it too, i just wanted to know your opinion

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. NK4 says:
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    2 questions Grey, h2h Yadi or Lucroy ROS?

    And with Ferrell’s vague news on Price today is it time to part ways? (DL city on my team right now. Ray McCullers Price Lester)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, part ways with Price… Lucroy

  48. muskysmell says:
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    Cam Bedroisan is in to face the 6-7-8 batters of the Orioles lineup in the 6th inning.

    Seriously, Mike Scioscia is a dumbass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such an effin bastard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  49. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    stone buddha or trienen. one probably gets more save opps but might have less job security.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s stone buddha?

      • Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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        @Grey: the small asian man that’s currently closing for STL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Ha, I mean, Oh, yeah… Go with him

          • Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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            @Grey: yeah when he came over he had 2 korean league nicknames (at least 2) stone buddha and the final boss (the latter is just so perfect being from a video game centered country)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No shizz? Had no idea

  50. Herschel says:
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    Of course scherzer has to miss a start at petco. Hopefully nothing too serious.

    • Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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      @Herschel: just needs to stretch before cunnilingous. or stop getting in car accidents.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, seriously

  51. morningsunshine says:
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    Time to cut bait with Merrifield..?

    • morningsunshine says:
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      @morningsunshine: Thinking Buxton or Kendrick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrifield’s been one of the best hitters in the 2nd half, I don’t follow

  52. Grey Matter says:
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    Dyson DTD, Dee stopped running. Would you drop Wacha, Lackey or Morton for Buxton or Howie to shore up SBs? Or hold and be patient.

    I have Kershaw, Noah, Severino and Verlander so hoping my studs come back strong. If so, I will need to drop one of these guys anyway. Wire has Cobb, Anderson, Happ on wire so not sure they are much worse than my back end guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha for Buxton

  53. Mike in Busan says:
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    Damn, Cousin Bu got serious today; kicking myself for missing out as someone else in my league added him before I could.
    Think Souza or Conforto come out of their funks anytime soon? I’m getting nothing from my OF apart from Gallo this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so, since I own them too

  54. SLOBaseball says:
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    Hey Grey, I play dynasty league with 20 team, 30 max positions, so rarely there are some stand out player on free agent list… I was wondering who do you think I should keep for next season, with 18 keepers limitation and scoring system (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, W, K, ERA, WHIP, SV+H ):

    Drew Butera
    Eric Hosmer
    Steve Pearce
    Matt Carpenter
    Brandon Crawford
    Giancarlo Stanton
    Mookie Betts
    Randal Grichuk
    David Peralta
    Melky Cabrera
    Tommy Joseph
    Miguel Cabrera
    Ian Desmond
    Devon Travis
    Adam Eaton
    Raimel Tapia
    Francisco Mejia
    Jurickson Profar

    Kenta Maeda
    Brad Peacock
    Kevin Gausman
    Blake Treinen
    Craig Kimbrel
    Seung Hwan Oh
    Adam Wainwright
    Luis Severino
    Jon Gray
    Steven Matz
    Nate Jones
    José De León

    Someone also proposed a trade for me in which I would get A. Meadows and M. Estrada for my C. Kimbrel… Problem is that I am very thin in positions with saves+holds… what do you think about this trade?

    Thanks!

    • Packers says:
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      @SLOBaseball: I’ll take a stab at it.
      Concerning the trade, pass. You have a couple young outfielders and Estrada types should be in your draft. That guy will most likely drop Estrada.
      The following 12 players I would drop.
      Pitchers: Wainwright, Oh,Jones,Maeda,and Matz.
      Position players: Butera,Pearce,Melky,Eaton,Profar,Joseph,and Grichuk.
      Once again you probably can get one or two of your guys back again if you want.

      • Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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        @Packers: i don’t know how many SP you guys own in that league, but i’m in a 20 teamer (max 6 SP) and there have been guys doing better than estrada in FA off and on for months. cashner for one has been streamed by like 8 people. nobody believes what he’s doing, but it’s better than estrada. i see you alone have 7 SP at least active. i agree with above that my guess is estrada is hate dropped in the next 8 days or so, unless he has a good start coming up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s not good

  55. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    bux or brox in OBP with total bases. obv for the next 2 days it’s brox in COL. margot will be the eventual drop, got a lucky NA stash in skaggs being NA’d. 14 team h2h
    C hedges
    1B myers
    2B beckham
    SS semien
    3B longo
    OF (3) trout/stanton/souza
    util (2) hoskins/devers
    BN margot/avisail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

  56. Brett says:
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    can you please rank: Margot buxton pence broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux, Brox

  57. Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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    My bullpen went up in flames with Rosie (dropped) and Melancon (holding for now) set backs. I have Holland and Viz left. Do I drop Melancon for Treinen or Minaya? God, so hard to type that sentence!

    Happy weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  58. H says:
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    Lamet, Corbin or Anderson ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  59. mike nie says:
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    Someone in my league just dropped Suarez… I currently have Hicks as my bench/utility player… Who would you rather have moving forward? (5×5 standard league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  60. Whirlaway says:
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    Grey,

    Need 2 OF in a 6×6 h2h league with SLG and ObP categories:

    Souza
    Gallo
    Fowler
    Hicks
    Rosario
    Pham
    Kendrick
    Joyce
    Mazara
    Pirela
    Buxton

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Gallo

  61. lwomack58 says:
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    Streaming question
    Newcomb vs Cin & Castillo-SON+4.3 for Newcomb
    A.J. Griffin vs CHW-SON+1.4

    I need the streamer but both scare me. Thanks and have a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch either, Newcomb’s better

  62. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    1) Looking for Wins and QS’s while trying to also protect lead my in, L’s, ratios and K’s so only start McHugh and Eickhoff today?

    8/19
    McHugh vs. OAK (9.1)
    Eickhoff @SF (3.7)
    Gausman vs. LAA (-8.4)
    Ryu @DET (-16.0)

    2) See any worthwhile streams for tomorrow?

    8/20
    Snell vs. SEA (8.6)
    Newcomb vs. CIN (4.3)
    Castillo @ATL (-6.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Snell

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        2. They are not good, btw

  63. Dommattingly says:
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    Kipnis or Orlando Arcia as a backup MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  64. peacecoast says:
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    choose one ROS: paxton or mccullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  65. peacecoast says:
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    also souza or Smarte ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  66. Mike says:
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    Holding onto Odubel Herrera through the DL stint or drop him for Buxton?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  67. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Need to pick a streamer for Monday.
    Skaggs vs Texas (hamels) SON 13.6
    Or
    Foltynewicz vs Sea (albers) SON (-7.6)

    Scared of both. Which should I choose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  68. Johnny says:
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    I have a hard time thinking I am not going to be that guy who overpays for Donaldson now that he will have Ss eligility. \sigh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  69. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    drop lomo for josh bell or cron or hold OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  70. mikestatic says:
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    Good stuff Gray. Pick 3 ROS: Spangenberg, Ian Happ, Hoskins, Margot and Granderson (just got traded to LAD, batting 5th with Joc sent down to AAA). 12 team mixed Weekly Lock H2H standard 5X5 with CI/MI/5OF/Util spot. Concerns are with Happ that he isnt playing everyday for some reason, I am running semien and beckham right now for SS and MI. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins, Grandy, Spangenberg

  71. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 10 team standard 5×5 category league.

    1) How do you rank these guys rest of season? Buxton, Beckham, Baez
    2) How do you rank these closers for save opportunities and their job stability? Treinen, Ziegler, Minaya, Belisle

    The playoffs are going to be tough! Each decision moving forward matters. Thank you!

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      Can we add Matt Kemp to the first question? Thank you

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Kemp is first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham, Bux….Ziegler, Treinen

  72. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    gotta bench 3 out of souza/spangenberg/story/arcia (but only 1 can be a SS)/peralta/c-santana/hoskins. spangenberg vs stras is easy. 1 down. i guess maybe anybody in COL rules them out, so that would make it hoskins/souza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: pretty sick with the 2 HRs benched, but opp hasn’t looked at team in a few days and he benched shaw for no good reason. souza i didn’t think was that close of a decision, hoskins was though. MIL’s game not over of course.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I benched Hoskins, oh well

  73. eggman says:
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    In a one bench spot league. Need runs and hr to take the trophy home. Would it be crazy to drop Miggy or Thames (couldn’t trade either of them) to get better production off the FA list? Carlos Santana is there for example.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  74. mrbaseball says:
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    H. Ryu or W. Contreras in keeper league who do you want

    Contreras had a nice stat season for a catcher
    Ryu been nasty – He has a Hill type curve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Contreras

  75. Andrew Mellars says:
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    I got Bauer and Danny Duffy…..would you lose one of them to add Carlos Rodon? This question is both for the upcoming week and ROS. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        @Grey: would you rather have Tanaka over Rodon? Just saw someone cut him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on matchups, maybe

  76. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    drop pearce for schebler, great first game back for schebler thus far 2 doubles, single.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: and a BB. OPS league. could use RBI’s. pearce has been good though. could also drop semien, i bench one daily out of semien/pearce/domingo (off days)/trumbo. start odor/segura at 2B/SS. 16 team league.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Pearce before Semien

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  77. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Thanks Grey! Appreciate your help. Pitchers and catchers are real shite! No homo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  78. FrankGrimes says:
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    You’re so money.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: get that dylan line in here (you use it a lot it’s a good line)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Which one?

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Grey: “i’m a poet and i’m aware of it.” it’ a paraphrase of course.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, had no idea it was from there

              • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                @Grey: WOW, you seriously didn’t know that famous dylan line “i’m a poet, i know it” when you do your “i’m an X, and i’m aware of it” line. figured for sure that was a dylan reference.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah had no idea

  79. MoxUSC says:
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    Grey : for saves over the next 5 weeks, pick one: bedrosian, betances, rivero, Chapman. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rivero

  80. Brett says:
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    Can you rank taillon gausman leake and giolito

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Taillon, Gausman

  81. Grey Matter says:
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    Gausman owners: You are welcome! He will be great ROS as I cut him after his 4HR effort. I just can’t trust him in a H2H playoff week.

    SP: Kershaw, Noah, Severino, Verlander, Morton, Lackey. (Yep, I am in trouble)
    RP : Holland, Treinen, Viz, Melancon (usually only carry three but Melancon issues)

    Wire: Ryu, Cobb, Berrios, Lamet, Chacin, Castillo. Are these all streamers or would you take a stab at one at least until Kershaw and hopefully Noah return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream — Ryu is best

      • Grey Matter says:
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        @Grey:
        Perfect. Thank you.

        Since we have to get 40 innings in each week, we all have to stream. Ryu seems the safest even with his 5 inning regimen. Roberts won’t allow a 7-8 run game from his starters unlike what happens from time to time with Cobb, Gausman, Taillon et al. I don’t trust Morton or Lackey much but at least they are on teams that win.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, no problem

  82. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Good morning.

    Rest of season who do you like Hoskins or kemp

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

  83. lwomack58 says:
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    Who would you prefer for a bench bat-Buxton or Hoskins?
    Thanks and have a great Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux, you too

  84. peacecoast says:
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    morning!

    please rank for the short term future: corbin, tanaka, weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: half way through Ozark. I do like it. A couple writing/story elements gave me pause though. Not on the same level of The Leftovers.

        It’s weird I know the Americans is world class stuff. I watched half the first season then sort of faded away. Worth another shot? You know my tastes lol (Giancarlo—droool)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, it’s not amazing, but it’s entertaining enough… You’re further along than me now, so no spoilers… The Americans is one of the best shows on TV, watch through the 1st season, you won’t be disappointed

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Grey: i watched pieces of it just this past season (without knowing anything beforehand), it was really good and that’s without having any frame of reference.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You should go back and watch from beginning

  85. True and Correct says:
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    Got hooked on Survivor’s Remourse. Binge watched 1st year. Go figure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never heard of it before

  86. Blaster says:
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    Lose any of these guys for Dellin Betances? I also have Familia on my DL if it matters.

    Shane Greene
    Roberto Osuna
    Felipe Rivero
    Cory Knebel
    Raisel Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greene

  87. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    safe to drop Faria for Corbin? ROS

  88. What's a Drexl? says:
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    10 team AL only with QS over wins. i had been holding pruitt as SON likes his next
    @ STL 1.7

    but snell now looks pretty damn good in last 2 out of 3, albeit his next
    @ STL -3.5 (it liked him a LOT today 8.5). i just also dropped j.garcia for grave… man. garcia i had used a waiver (low one) when he went to MIN, but man he ain’t good in NYY at all. snell for the upside (it’ll probably be my 8th time owning him in last 2 years in this league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah Snell

  89. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Al only 7×7 QS who do u drop for faria? ROS Re-draft Morton Manaea Cashner Miranda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For Faria? He just went to the DL

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: i meant the other way around my bad was reading all the other posts…I made the other move in the mixed already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Morton still over Snell even with that gem he threw today right? THanks in advance

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d look at matchups

  90. Packers says:
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    Would you drop J. Harrison, play S. Castro and grab Snell off the free agent wire? This would be more for 2018 dynasty team. I’m in first now and should win it this year.

  91. Grey Matter says:
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    1. Calhoun, Kendricks both on fire. Are they better long term (September playoffs) fits than are LoMo and/or Mahtook? Hard to drop a guy with 29 home runs! But LoMo’s first half seems like a mirage. Mahtook’s profile suggest regression perhaps?

    2. Corbin dropped. I was aiming at Ryu but Corbin has been terrific lately. Again, which is a better longer term fit if I am looking for a back of my rotation guy who will help with Ks and ratios but not get blown up and sink my playoff week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d try Calhoun over Lomo 2. I’d prefer Corbin

  92. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey i def made playoffs and pretty much locked up the buy week, especially with highest points by far, NO JINX!!! Lol but Thanks for your help.! Anyway i was wondering why Skaggs all of a sudden is number 1 tomorrow in the SON against Hamels? Isn’t like he’s proven anything. Do you trust him? I own Hamels too but it’s hard to pass up the highest waiver for the day. Lol

  93. The Harrow says:
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    yikes, baseball it messed up rules. osuna gets 2 K’s and another out, allows 1 hit, but because in baseball a guy can strikeout (get it the word OUT is in the damn name for F’s sake) and still be on base he’s charged with runs later.

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