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I’ve said before Homer Bailey is someone you should acquire in a trade.  SAME!  I’ve said Homer and homers are synonymous.  SAME!  Those homers should come down, literally.  SAME!  I…went…scuba…diving…while…eating…Captain…Crunch…SAME!  His K-rate is down from last year and his walks are up…NOT SAME!  I’ve also said his BABIP is absurdly high, which means he’s getting unlucky.  SAME!  I’ve said before the difference between his xFIP and his ERA are huge, but after his last start his ERA is starting to come down.  Um, SAME but different?  He’s not the same pitcher as he was last year.  SAME NOT SAME!  His Ks are a bit off.  NOT SAME!  It’s more likely he has a low-3 ERA the rest of the way than the plus-5 ERA he has right now.  Um…Well…Dah, the Gobstopper!  I wouldn’t trade anyone too huge to acquire Bailey, but the beauty of this is you don’t have to.  He’s got a 5+ ERA, so trade for him your Never Nude jorts.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jenrry Mejia – A commenter said that Jenrry and Jeurys look like they were spelled by someone whose cat was walking across the keyboard.  That made me chuckle.  A deep hearty chuckle.  A deep, robust– Okay, you get the picture.  Jenrry is getting saves, what else do you need to know?  Rhetorical, please don’t ask anything else about him.

Dellin Betances – Have you seen this guy’s stats?  He’s like Goose Gossage circa 1962 when he was just an eleven-year-old playing in Little League and his red crayon’d mustache scared the living crap out of opposing kids.  It’s the red scare, now amscray!

Ronald Belisario – He’s the kind of SAGNOF that you hope someone else picks up.  I know, because I own him in multiple leagues.  Amanda Bynes’s career looks at Belisario’s pitching and says yikes.

Drew Hutchison – He’s kinda borderline, depending on the league.  I do like his K-rate, but he’s essentially the pitcher we’re seeing.  Some terrific starts, some 4 IP, 5 ER sharts.

Collin McHugh – Tough weekend for streaming.  Stream-o-Nator marginally likes McHugh’s next start, which is similar to the next guy I’ve listed — don’t read ahead, cheater! — but similar to the next guy — okay, but come back here — I like McHugh more going forward than his next start, which is just a’ight, which is better than okay, not as good as a’ight or a’ight a’ight.

Brandon McCarthy – Stream-o-Nator likes him for tomorrow vs. Cincy, but it’s loving just about everyone vs. Cincy recently due to their low wOBA, which when pronounced sounds like it was created by Downtown Julie Brown.  I don’t love McCarthy’s start tomorrow, but I do like McCarthy overall.  His K-rate and walk rate have been terrific and he’s just been unlucky.

Tommy Milone – I like him at home and nearly picked him up myself in the RCL, and may still.  I might also be writing this to see if I can get Tehol to pick him up and then write a 15,000 word diatribe comparing Milone to the Hound.

Andrew Heaney – We’re coming towards Super Two’s-day!  Member what Jose Fernandez did his rookie year?  Well, if you don’t, you might want to up your intake of brain food since it was last year.  That’s what Heaney could do.

Mitch Moreland – When my female real estate agent shows me a small plot of land, I like to scream, “Mitch, Moreland!”

Jonathon Singleton – Who wants some Super Two goodness?  By the by, all of these Super Two guys in this post have posts about them.  Click their name and follow the path to their most recent posts and that makes me another one-eightieth of a penny for every page view.

Tommy Medica – Tommy Spanish Hospital has been hitting well recently, but is A) On the Badres. B) Not guaranteed playing time. C) ontinue on.

Tommy La Stella – I just went over my Tommy La Stella fantasy.  It was written with pieces of raw chicken, then I had a guy dressed as Colonel Sanders transcribe it.  I’m cruel.

Gordon Beckham – You, “Okay, I hear ya on Beckham, but what about Kolten Wong?  He reminds me of my roommate in college that I used to watch having sex.”  Whoa, TMI.

Kolten Wong – Hey, it’s your college roommate!  He’s owned in 18% of ESPN leagues which I can only deduce to mean Tristan Cockcroft is managing 82% of ESPN leagues and doesn’t pick up Kolten Wong so he can write an article about picking up Kolten Wong.

Javier Baez – Oh, yeah, we’re getting close to Super 2.  Like a baller!

Lonnie Chisenhall – Put your thinking bloomers on for a second and answer me this.  Why do fantasy baseballers love a guy when he’s either not playing or not called up, then when he is actually hitting and playing they don’t react?  Afraid of success like their moms tell them?

Andre Ethier – The Buy guys are all unowned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues, so it’s sometimes guys that are getting playing time due to an injury, which makes me feel like I should be telling you to pick up Kemp.  Ethier is actually the guy that is owned less than 50% of leagues, even though he has been playing.  Member when baseball managers used to wear business suits, Connie Mack-style?  Well, you don’t literally remember it unless you’re 127 years old.  Any hoo!  Don Mattingly should wear an absurdly oversized business suit as a homage to Connie Mack and David Byrne from Stop Making Sense, because that’s what he’s done.

Jonny Gomes – This is more of a Hitter-Tron call.  Like when the Hitter-Tron calls up Pep Boys and asks where are the Pep Girls because he wants to lube their exhaust pipe.

Oswaldo Arcia – I love me some Arcia.  Like a mommy bear loves her youngest cub that she calls honey.

Khris Davis – I love Davis even more.  I love him like that same mommy bear that loves her youngest cub that she calls honey after she lost her other five bear cubs to an owner of a strip club that wanted to decorate the champagne room in bear skin rugs.  That mommy bear loves her cub more like I love Davis more if you got lost in my analogy.  If you got lost in my explanation of my analogy:  There’s a bear that has six cubs.  Five of those cubs were killed by a hungry-for-bear-skin-rugs strip club owner– You know what?  Let’s move on.

Denard Span – I own Span and kinda want to drop him, but he has been hitting.  How’s that for the hard sell on this buy?

Lorenzo Cain – On the serious, does anyone have a cooler full name in the world?  I mean, Tom Cruise is a pretty rad full name.  Grey Albright is kinda badass.  But Lorenzo Cain?  That shizz just flows.  If my Cougar could produce eggs and I wanted to fertilize one of those things, I’d easily go Lorenzo Cain Albright.  No Doubt, Stefani.

Oscar Taveras – Super Two around the corner, yo!

Gregory Polanco – When I say super, you say two.  Super…Two…Super…Two…Supper…Two– Ah, fooled you!  I said supper!  I can’t believe you fell for the oldest trick in the book, mon.

SELL

David Wright – I bet you five imaginary dollars that someone will come on and tell me how wrong I am about Wright.  Wright sell?  Wrong!  Right?  Guaranteed.  People love David Wright.  On the flip side, they hate Puig.  Something about playing the game the right way.  Or Wright way.  I don’t know.  I think it’s all nonsense.  Wright is one of the most overrated players.  He’s like the Mets version of Jeter.  Ooh, I’m David Wright and I don’t like Cougars but I love helping the homeless.  Get a life, doode!  He does nothing exceptionally well, except get lucky with BABIP.  Even his counting stats are depressed due to the lineup around him.  The last year he had a full season of at-bats, he had 18 homers.  Lowercase yay!  That was in 2012, which tells us he wasn’t even healthy last year.  Lowercase super!  He also gets 15-ish steals.  18-homers and 15-steals?  That’s really great, Wright, you’re almost as valuable as Ben Zobrist!  3rd base is a black hole (no relation to Charlie Blackmon), but Wright is nothing special.  I wouldn’t trade him for a piano necktie, but I’d explore options.

  1. Russ says:
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    Schoop or Flores? Which MI do you like better in the long run for 40 man dynasty?

    Also I’ve been offered (in a different keeper league) Gausmann for Mookie Betts. Should I take that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, I’d go Schoop…. I’d take Betts…

      • Russ says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Keep up the great writing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  2. Tommy Wiseau says:
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    Struggling at 2B between Gyorko and Odor. Should I drop one for Beckham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: every week it seems I don’t compete in hrs or rbis, in my 14 team head to head, I’m focusing on runs and average and steals. So….Beckham, Odor, or Infante and at o.f. Span, Arcia, or Eaton. Thank you in advance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Beckham, Span

  3. Nikko says:
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    I was offered this proposal and this is what the person offering said, “I’ll trade you any two person combination of Davis, cano, and Donaldson plus laroche, janssen, or chapman for Braun, strasburg, and rendon” also I was offered: Cano and Davis for Braun and Straus. Thought?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Cano, Chapman… Take it

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Dude. My eyes…..What is happening?

    • @J-FOH: Doode, that should be banned and you should be banned for posting that..LOL…gross

    • Doug DeLorean says:
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      “Your heavy artillery will go boom.”

      Thanks for that.

    • Dusty Baker says:
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      @J-FOH: Dude , thats pretty lame——– now if she takes a Willie McCovey Bat, that would be worth the watch……… lets keep it real brotha

  4. shibboleth says:
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    Finally, there is a C. Thanks as always, Grey. Hope you have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  5. Dean says:
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    Stream Richards at Oakland today? Need W’s and ERA

    Or he is only streamable against worst teams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream him

      • Kevinmac says:
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        @Grey: that was a rough rough stream

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awful…He gives up too many damn homers

  6. Dean says:
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    Stream Nuno at home vs Twins today? SON likes him at $9.

    12 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My Cougar should be on this!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I posted it above and it didn’t show up and now its there. Huh, kinda weird.

        Doesn’t that guy look like sky?

  7. Goldie Wilson says:
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    Are you really that bullish on Heaney???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I lied… Yes, I like him…

  8. The Thumb says:
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    Kemp/ottavino/Chris young (the pitcher) or Blackmon/Machi ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  9. The Thumb says:
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    Archers next starts are, MIA, SEA, HOU (twice), PIT. Might be the time to pick him up in leagues in which he was dropped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good point!

  10. Rondelio says:
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    Start/sit:
    K-Luber vs. Col
    Teheran @ MIA
    Add Heaney:
    Drop Archer, Bauer, Eovaldi, Ventura, Betances, Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both…. I’d hold on Heaney there for now…

      • Rondelio says:
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        @Grey:

        Even if you say Heaney could be Jo-Fer2.0?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could be, yes

  11. Meowzers says:
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    Just curious, how often is the ROS Player Rater updtated?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Daily

  12. Goldirocks says:
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    Part 1: Plouffe or Chisenhall?
    Which side at 3B as 6 week fill in for Arenado?
    12 team Roto 5 categories incl BB.
    Part 2: Beckham or Phillips at 2B while I wait for Gyorko to heat up? Same league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisenhall… Phillips

  13. Chris says:
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    Thanks for the recommended buys.
    Who can I propuse for Bailey out of this work:
    Shields, Verlander, Hudson, Burnett?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of the last three in reverse order

  14. Walt says:
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    Tony Watson or Betances for holds ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances

      • Walt says:
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        @Grey: Betances or mean jean machi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Betances

  15. Blue Crew says:
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    Looking for some trade advice, how do you feel about giving up J. Bruce for J. Zimmerman?

    Its a position league so OF is: LF- Holiday, CF- Dread Pirate, RF- Pence, OF- Khris Davis UTL- V-Mart and David Wright DL-Hamilton

    SP’s: Hamels, Darvish, Dickey, Bailey, Kluber, Leake, Niese, DL-Pineda

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it

  16. Bob says:
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    Wilson Ramos vs Colby Lewis or Yan Gomes vs Juan Nicasio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  17. Boston Mike says:
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    Who would you prefer the rest of the way out for 2B… Aaron Hill or Kolten Wong? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  18. Mets2014 says:
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    Do you like Schepers from the Rangers or Milone ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

  19. Fred says:
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    Jaime Garcia has looked really good since returning. Velocity is up too. Assuming he isn’t in here because of the probability of injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not a huge fan

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @Fred: hey, u posing as me?

      u da’ Complex Fred!

  20. joe gaynes says:
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    Which side?

    Tulo and Bauer
    Or
    Gyrko and Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  21. J-MoneyIV says:
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    H2H
    Betances over A. Wood for Ratio help?
    K:BB also a category

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances

  22. Mike says:
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    Lackey, phil hughes, McHugh, liriano, pomeranz

    Would you rate these pitchers in this order?

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

    Mike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Lackey, McHugh, Pomeranz

  23. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team dynasty league. Just got offered taveras estrada roark for my profar wheeler cron. Kinda sucks losin cron but I think this is a must accept right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ryan: Hey at least you’re posting your whole team anymore. You’re learning! Next step, actually accept one of these trades. You can do it!

  24. Mets2014 says:
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    Sorry I meant Tepesch from the Rangers or Milone ROS.

  25. GB says:
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    My pitching I loved leaving the draft is awful…Lee, Verlander, Latos, Ervin, Ventura, Kennedy. So… trade Juan Francisco for Eovaldi? This team also has had Beltran, Votto, Bruce, Axford, Lindstrom and Farnsworth, and yes I’m dead last and determined to place still. Thanks and tell Coogs I said hi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Eovaldi… She says hello!

      • GB says:
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        @Grey: GB Thanks Grey, you and coogs made my day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Tom says:
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    Gio K-BB:15.2, FIP:3.48, xFIP:3.71, Siera:3.59
    Alex Wood K-BB:19.0 FIP:3.18, xFIP:2.94, Siera:2.99
    Kennedy K-BB:20.2, FIP:2.87, xFIP:2.93, Siera:2.94

    Let’s say that it’s 6/11 and Gio is coming off the DL, let’s also say that Wood is going to be back in the rotation at the same time and Heaney is being brought up. Which pitcher do you want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

      • jack says:
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        @Grey: Hmmmm, I guess you not buying the peripherals. Any reason? Between the peripherals and the shoulder issue I was leaning toward Wood.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it if you’re feeling it

  27. Clint says:
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    How much longer before Jaime Garcia’s a Buy in a 12 team roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can now, but I wouldn’t trust him

    • Fred says:
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      @Clint: I asked about this too. I like Garcia a lot. Excellent peripherals, and when he’s been healthy he’s been a top 20-30 SP. I picked him up for his start yesterday, and I don’t think I’m going to drop him. Next start he gets the Royals.

  28. The Muppet Maniac says:
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    Latos is coming back and has been sitting on my DL all season. Who should I drop when he comes off Chavez, Porcello, Lackey or Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  29. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Arcia, k Davis or singleton? Obp league

    • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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      Or Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        Thanks grey! Enjoy the weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  30. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm weekly OPS league CI–Medica or Cron?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medica

  31. Jonas says:
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    How would you rank the following:

    Chris Carter, Singleton, Chisenhall, K. Morales?

    Are all of the above worth owning more than Ottavino (as a LHawkins hand-cuff)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton, Chisenhall… All over Ottavino, they’re different things

      • AKSNOW says:
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        @Grey: Where would Adam Laroche be in that ranking?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What ranking?

  32. Fungazi says:
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    Are you Wong about Wright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  33. atgreat says:
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    Backham, Franklin, or Odor in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  34. pakestwo says:
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    got proposed ventura and dozier for kluber and meija

    I have dietrich and 2b. But I’m worried about ventura

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Dozier side

  35. Günther says:
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    I just traded Samardzija and my 6th rounder for Bailey and his 4th in a keeper. Good move?

    I’m also a Nelson Cruz owner. Is this the point when we should try to sell him high? OR does he hit close to 19 more homers the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it… Sure, I could see selling Cruz… He’s peaked…

  36. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey-
    1. How are there still questions out there on whether to start Kluber? Yes yes yes start him every time out.

    2. trade Sonny Gray for Polanco in a keeper?

    feliz weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Polanco for next year going forward

  37. Jay says:
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    McCarthy is out there for the taking. Take him over McHugh or grab both a )finally) drop gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over McHugh

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: How much longer we holding Gyorko….?

        right now he is my most expendable player. most likely dropping once Polanco gets the call. Also have Kipnis and Hill.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can lose him

  38. bandwgn09 says:
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    I take it super tuesday is this tuesday 3rd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sometime around then

  39. Basement Artie says:
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    Not a rhetorical question, Farley. So when does Fredi get the axe? And should I give up on Alex Wood? Ok, maybe the first one is rhetorical.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give up on Wood

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Have a good weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  40. hankp says:
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    Heaney, Gausman or stick with Salazar for my NA slot? Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  41. SMLV1 says:
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    With Rizzo out of the Cubs lineup….Start 1

    (151) Phillips facing Arroyo
    (197) Choo facing Strasburg
    (227) Rios facing Strasburg

    Guessing its obviously Phillips but wanted to double check.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

  42. Joesh says:
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    Give up Lynn + Gray and get back Strasburg, then pick up Heaney/Walker off the FA to fill my new empty slot? K/9 and K/BB league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  43. SportiveTricks says:
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    So, so, so proud of self for making it into Grey’s comments!!!!! We are REAL over the internet friends now.

    I love you, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love you!

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Grey:

        The actual joke was something like, “Is it me, or is the Mess bullpen suddenly full of guys with names that look like someone’s cat was walking across their keyboard while they were trying to type “Jerry.” But it’s okay, Grey, I love you just the way you are. Love isn’t about finding the perfect person, it’s about seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Thanks!

  44. Joesh says:
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    Do you like Bailey or Cole more ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey by a hair

      • Joesh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. What about Bailey or Verlander?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bailey

      • Joesh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. What about Bailey or Verlander?

        • Connor says:
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          @Joesh: Bailey

  45. Off-White says:
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    I’ve been offered Wieters, Kemp, and Cueto for Giancarlo. Is Giancarlo a sell yet? Accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t sell him there

  46. Schwab Stumped says:
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    Grey – have an offer of my Polanco for his Ellsbury in a 12tm Roto where I am behind in Steals. Keeper league where I can keep Polanco for $7 next year.

    Best available steals on the waiver are Jarrod Dyson, Denard Span, and Chris Owings…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ellsbury if you can win this year

  47. GusPike says:
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    Sonny Gray and Simmons for A. Ramirez and Bailey? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  48. Thurgood Congo says:
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    When does Nathan lose the closer job, and who takes over?

    Also, there should be a special heads up when SP/RPs might start getting saves, cuz that shizz is HELLA valuable….Britton and Mejia helping a lotta teams get 3 saves a night now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went over Nathan this morning

  49. Greyismyhero says:
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    JAY BRUCE CAN KISS MY ASS…

    and that is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  50. Cookie says:
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    I was offered Braun/Altuve/Kimbrel/Jansen for Cargo/Kinsler/Papelbon/F-Rodriguez….

    I’m in last place in K’s and Saves…. But killing it in hitting categories. Is this deal worth the downgrade from Cargo to Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see how this helps you

      • Cookie says:
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        @Grey:

        Kimbrel and Jansen would give me a big boost in K’s and Saves… Right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          More than you have, but barely

  51. SteveNZ says:
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    Loved the Rubby/Rugby gag in the daily roundup post. But then a New Zealander probably would, wouldn’t he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  52. John says:
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    Baez? Hes not coming up too soon right, no place for him at moment correct? maybe Julyish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe after ASB

      • DJStaple says:
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        @Grey: Baez has contact issues. Its possible he stays down until September. Even if he comes up at ASB, there is a good chance he gets worked over at the bigs for the rest of the year. (obsessive Cubs fan)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, I could see that

  53. Rags says:
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    In a points league that heavily favors contact and RBIs, I’ve got a glut of 2B. Kinsler, Hill, Prado, Odor and La Stella. Have 3 Util spots and deep benches, though, so I could conceivably keep all of them.

    A) I’ve been offered Nelson Cruz @ 7 for Odor @ 6 and Aoki @ 11. Is the OF upgrade worth losing years of cheap Odor? I’m trying to get Mookie Betts thrown in, but I doubt I’ll get that done.

    B) There’s a smaller offer on the table of Yan Gomes @ 3 for LaStella @ 1, if I don’t want to give up Odor, but I have Montero as my catcher, so Gomes would be a backup.

    So what do you think? A, B, or stand pat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  54. Dom says:
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    Arcia or Singleton – Rest of Season and Next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

      • Dom says:
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        @Grey: Drop Venable (bench player) for Arcia

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  55. Sange76 says:
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    12 team roto. 6×6 OPS

    Rolling with a 4th place team at the moment. 4th in hr, but 8th in steals.
    Offered their billy Hamilton for my Jay Bruce

    Have Trout, rajai Davis, pence and Everett Cabrera as my steals guys.
    Trout, pence, Agon, Longoria, Morneau, hardy Khris Davis as my power bats.
    Worth it or just try to own HR and hope Trout starts stealing?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it

  56. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Well this shituation in Cleveland is killing me. Either they lose or they cant close out games. I own Allen and Shaw and i am not getting anything out of neither of these two guys. Drop both of them for Joba and Frieri (or Mejia)?

    Holds and Saves league btw.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Allen for Frieri

  57. alex says:
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    in my 12 team h2h standard yahoo league I’ve got he following pitching staff:

    sp: madbum
    sp: bailey
    rp: k-rod
    rp: qualls
    p: kluber
    p: eovaldi
    p: Estrada
    p: McCarthy
    bench: porcello and Chavez
    dl: walker

    my team has been hurting in saves .. is it worth dropping porcello and/or Chavez for belisario and/or melancon?

    or would it better to add one or two of the following sp to my rotation over porcello or chavez? like leake, skaggs, Hutchinson, odorizzi, heaney, milone .. even liriano and Tillman are there still

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Porcello for Melancon for now, then Belisario if Grilli closes out back to back games

      • alex says:
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        @Grey: word thanks for the advice! so none of those pitchers are upgrades over Chavez ROS then ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not right now

  58. El Famous Burrito says:
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    I want to see the Twilight Zone episode where David Wright is black, and Yasiel Puig is white.

    Or is that more of an Outer Limits?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Outer Limits, or bad 80s movie…

  59. JAL says:
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    12-team 5×5, Prado or Kendrick RoS? Power more of priority. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  60. EJ says:
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    14 Team 5×5 Roto:
    I need SP and have plethora of 2Bs: Wong, Phillips, Kinsler, Carpenter

    After your wonderful write-up on Bailey, I’m looking at trading Phillips for either H. Bailey? Is that too much to give for Bailey? Is it fair?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give Phillips for Bailey

  61. Jake Taylor says:
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    Grey

    Would you move garza for archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  62. birrrdy! says:
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    so wrong on Wright Grey (Yes, I’m THAT guy) ;)

    .304/85/95/22/15

    Yes and thank you some more! And Bailey will crash and burn!

    Love the great columns. Thank you for all the good insights and humor, even if we beg to differ on these two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  63. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey:

    Wheeler 2 starts on the road next week or Fister for one at home against the Phils? Points league.
    Thanks and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  64. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Sale’s been moved up to face the Padres, rather than face the Dodgers. It’s a fairly lateral move, since both teams have been bad against lefties, but the sadder news is that Kershaw and Sale won’t be pitching against each other.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: it’s happier for kershaw and sale owners in fantasy though, both more likely to get a win. it’s worse for the TV (or radio, maybe) rights.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  65. Doug DeLorean says:
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    Spaceballs reference for the win! Ya vo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  66. Slappy says:
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    Ah, gareth, so now I get the Tehol refernce. But have no fear, my last was not a diatribe. Was more in the way of a public service announcement. Without asking you practice hiding under your desk. That said, if you want a diatribe sans the 15k words….”except get lucky with BABIP”….um, no. “Luck” is the word that failed MBA types calling themselves a prospectus use to explain that which they cannot comprehend, for the life of them. And, sure, Wright could do better than he has so far this season, but the stone age 5×5 must well and truly rot the brain:

    He [Wright] is one of just six players ranked in the top 15 in batting average, OBP and slugging for 2012 and 2013 combined. The other five are Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen, Joey Votto and Robinson Cano.

    So you’re playing in the wrong leagues, since Wright is rather a bargain at his ADP in AVG/OBP/SLG/OPS leagues. You have my email address, so you can send me my $5 worth of bitcoins via email. Thanks. And this concludes our public service announcement; we will now return you to your regularly scheduled programming….

    • gareth says:
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      @Slappy: it IS Tehol!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @gareth: Tehol wouldn’t be defending anybody soley on their triple slash lines.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  67. jack says:
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    Do I have these right (after the prospects are called up)?
    Lind > Polanco > Singleton > K Davis.
    Hill > Baez > Peralta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Lind

  68. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think I see what part of the problem with Jay Bruce is. Since he came back he faced Shelby Miller (first game back, had a decent game), funky lefty Jaime Garcia, Wainwright, Greinke, Kuo, and Kershaw.

    He gets Arroyo tonight and McCarthy tomorrow @ Arizona. Be interesting to see if those match ups jump start him.

    There are a few quirky things in his numbers from this year. K’s up, BBs up. HR/FB rate very low for him. But there’s not really any reason to think he’s not the Jay Bruce he’s always been. I think it’s just a slow start coupled with the injury time off. The knee he says isn’t bothering him and given the minor nature of what he had done, it’s believable.

    My guess is he homers tonight, tomorrow or both and gets his season going in the right direction. I’d expect him to hit 20 homers at least from now to the end of the season and have his usual counters to go along with them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know how I feel about injuries…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        There are injuries and there are injuries. The knee scope clean up is about the easiest thing in the world. I had one way back in HS. Took about a month of rehab and it was good as new. Very, very common these days. I just think for Bruce it’s rust plus tough match ups.

        But yes…your pathological avoidance of injured or injury risk players is well documented (by you).

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          But just remember it was the specter of the wrist thing that prompted the ill-timed EE post. Bruce I feel the same way. It’s coincidental to the performance issue.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Exactly! I was kidding though, I’m not worried that much about his knee

  69. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you stash Heaney in a 16 Team H2H Keeper (5 players)? I would be dropping Milone after his start tomorrow.

    *currently have Milone in on a waiver claim for Shelby Miller

    W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and forget Miller

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thank you, sir. I’ll forget that bum (I’m a Cub fan anyway – hate having Cardinals unless it was back in the Pujols heyday).

        It would leave me with this rotation if I snag Heaney:

        SP: Teheran, Fister, Wilson, Porcello, Eovaldi, Koehler, Kuechel, Heaney
        RP: KRod, Hawkins
        DL: Gee, Holland

        Lots of Fish on that roster.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks fine

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: yeah it does. You should see my offense in a 16 teamer. I shouldn’t lose.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: Lucroy, Goldy, Lawrie, Seager, Tulo, Stanton, Jones, JUp, Ortiz, Melky, Boneface, Polanco. Last two are on the bench. Pretty sick, otherwise.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Very nice

  70. cubjet says:
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    Need a fill in for tonight.
    Medica or mark reynolds?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  71. daveon says:
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    trying to clear out a bench spot via trade so i can grab a super two if/when they’re called up. (a 2 for 1) which sides of these trades are you on.

    ozuna/a gordon for Jay bruce
    ozuna/a gordon for J . zimmerman
    a gordon/cj wilson for anibal (assuming this is the best one for me?)

    also, ROS. ozuna or a gordon
    lester/cj wilson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce… Gordon, Lester

  72. OaktownSteve says:
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    Looks like Jose Abreu coming back on Monday. My NFBC team with EE/Bautista/Reyes has made a big move to 3rd and just a shade out of 2nd ($) without Abreu. If he can pick up where he left off my offense looks really good. Cano, Altuve the other parts of the core. Then if I can get Trumbo back in 3 weeks I’ll be in a position to challenge I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping with you on Trumbo

  73. burningbridges247 says:
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    Was just offered Khris Davis for Jay Bruce. I’m thinking hold. What do you think, Grey? Thanks!

    • Red Barons says:
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      @burningbridges247: I would like to know the answer too. Was thinking of dropping Bruce to pick Davis up from waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  74. Ben. says:
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    Eric Hosmer or Homer Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

      • Ben. says:
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        @Grey: when’s hosmer going to step it up??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Soon hopefully

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: thursday.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Perfect! Ha…

  75. Red Barons says:
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    Would you drop anybody for McHugh, McCarthy, and/or Milone?
    Y! 12-team 5×5 roto
    SP: Gray / Cobb / Fister / Beckett / Porcello / Eovaldi / Liriano
    RP: Melancon / Frieri / Doolittle / Britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

      • Red Barons says:
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        @Grey: who would you drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Liriano and Porcello, throw in McHugh

          • Red Barons says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

  76. chisoxx22 says:
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    Shark and kemp for Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras

  77. eddo says:
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    would you drop coco crisp for khris davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I needed power in a shallow league

  78. Fungazi says:
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    Are you buy, sell or hold on Fatt Adams? Considering if his injury isn’t serious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy

  79. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Wil Myers and Jesse Chavez for Homer Bailey and Jose Altuve. Which side do you think? Go Spurs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spurs! Boot accessories! Altuve side

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Grey: Nothing like a sharp boot accoutrement. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

  80. henncoop says:
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    Just making a comment on Wily Peralta’s last 2 starts. Despite keeping the ERA low he did not look good. He went a total of 11 innings & gave up 15 hits along with 6 walks compared to 10 K’s (against Atl & Mia). His control was definitely lacking & he seemed to get frustrated & IMO he got lucky considering how many guys he put on base.
    That being said he gets the Cub next & then a game in Minn so those are too tasty to pass on but I do advocate watching him. It may well be just the usual ups & downs of a young pitcher but since I won him everywhere it caught my attention.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just picked him up yesterday for his next start

  81. Scott H says:
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    When exactly is super 2 deadline when these guys will start popping up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About ten days

    • Jason says:
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      @Scott H: No one ever knows for certain until much later, it’s all a guessing game, but typically the first or second week in June have been accepted as “safe”, but there’s talk it may move further back in the future, unfortunately. But again, there is no set date in advance that you can bank on for fantasy.

  82. Charles says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 w/ Losses. Would you start Liriano @LAD and/or Kennedy @CHW?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  83. Tracy says:
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    10 team H2H 5×5 QS league. Could you please rank the following for streaming tomorrow and ROS[if you would keep any]:

    Smyly @SEA 14.7
    Milone LAA 2.0
    Skaggs @OAK 1.8
    McCarthy CIN 14.5

    Thanks in advance and keep up the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d follow SON

  84. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Lackey or Chavez?

    Also, any sense of holding onto Gausman? There’s a lot of talk of maybe him going to the Cubs in a deal for Smardzjizzilla. Gausman in the NL Central intrigues me.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey… Depends on league whether you hold Gausman… Prolly not if you’re asking lackey or chavez

  85. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league,
    Who would you drop out of Masterson, Liriano, Hutch, or Leake to pick up McHugh?
    Also, would you drop any of Aramis, Seager, Frazier, Phillips to pick up either Khris Davis or Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano… Aramis for Davis

  86. Good punctuation says:
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    Prado, Solarte, or Walker as an infield bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  87. South Beach Boombas says:
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    Prado or Wong, both on waivers to supplement Howie Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  88. Dave says:
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    Man in an innings limit league i cant start dallas vs BAL tomorrow right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not necessary to, no…

      • Dave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem baller

  89. jack says:
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    Do you agree with the following strategy for Raja Davis in an tight OBP league assuming you have no hitters to fill in for him when he is not playing….play him all the time except when he is in the starting lineup against a top 20 righty (like tonight against Iwakuma) and but start him in that same game if he is NOT in the starting lineup (hoping for him to pinch run or come in against a lefty)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure why

      • jack says:
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        @Grey: I guess my theory has more to do with my current H2H match where I have an easy lead in R, HR, and RBI’s but am losing OBP by .020 (where I am stronger) and winning SB’s by 1 (where he is stronger).

  90. Fistered says:
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    Thoughts on offering Ozuna for Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  91. PBMax says:
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    Keeper League Question:
    I’m thinking of offering my Billy Hamilton($15, $260 12-team league, 5 x 5 OPS) for his King Felix($35). I Have Dee Gordon($10) already, am in first by 20, have Shark, Sonny & Kaz as my top 3 SP. He also has Anibal, Price, and Lester. Go ahead, and should I accept one of the others if he counters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do that or Anibal

  92. King Andrus says:
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    Great column Grey,

    I currently have Hill Wong and Phillips..do you like Phillips for Bailey?

    Would Phillips + either Porcello or Cingrani be too much to offer if he wouldn’t take Phillips straight up?

    Any advice is appreciated, Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Bailey there for all of them

  93. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league,
    Thoughts on trading my Marte for Bailey? Too much?
    I have an OF with Rios, Cuddyer, Brantley, Marte, and DL’d JHamilton, one of these other guys a better match for Bailey? I’d be adding KDavis to fill in, and Marte’s K’s hurt a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d send Marte for Bailey

  94. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great read keep up the good work. I’ve got Springer on my minor league team (can be pulled up at anytime) it’s a 12 team league and my OF is Brantley, Trout and McCutch. Hosmer is currently my util player and Arenado is on my bench because my two DL spots are taken with Cashner and Zimmerman. Is Hosmer droppable or should I drop an underperforming pitcher or two for Springer? I’m hurting on power currently and Springer looks like the real deal. My Pitching staff is: Porcello, Smyly, Cingrani, Ventura, Hammel, McHugh, Teheran and Sonny Gray. Thanks for any input. Have a great weekend all.By the way it’s a keeper league that’s how I have Cutch and Trout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Hammel… You too!

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Grey: Really? Even though Cingrani might get bumped from rotation?

  95. royce! says:
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    Maybe next year will be the year that you’ll not feel the need to write a sell and/or schmohawk post for Wright. It is strange how he’s just stuck around as a 1st/2d round guy in so many ‘perts rankings, but if he keeps up his current pace, that seems unlikely for next year. Think of all the things you can do with all your newly discovered free time! Like one or two!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I just took my dog to do a number two…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: You could do that again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m gonna have to in about 2 hours

  96. apiatt34 says:
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    Pedroia for Hosmer? Already have Dee Gordon and Andrus covering second and short. And currently have Moreland at first (Thanks Prince!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hosmer

  97. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    I was offered Estrada for my Polanco. Hold right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: trying yo get bailey but he’s not biting. Oh well.

        • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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          @It’s Enrico Pallazzo: how about if I counter Polanco and porcello for bailey. Which side?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Bailey in redraft

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bummer baller

          • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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            @Grey: ok he bought it. Got bailey for Polanco and porcello and will pick up McHugh with my open spot. Thanks Kimosabbe!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem friend

  98. JustanUncle says:
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    Catchers suck but should i drop Mesoraco for Perez? Great read today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold

  99. Mookiewilson says:
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    Actively shopping Dee Gordon as I have an insurmountable lead in SB. Have two offers: Werth or sonny gray straight up. I need HR quite a bit more than a SP but the Sonny offer is muy tempting. Which would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Werth

  100. joseph says:
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    have to say grey… you probably dont remember but I was a bit ahead of the curve I know you respond to alot of questions for which i am very thankful, but I was about a month early asking you about dellin betances and am very thankful now as I was then that you said to pick him up after I asked you about him this kid in a reliever spot which my league carries 3 is a monster has been better then most of my starters in terms of stats outside of innings…which isnt saying much about my staff buy hey have to have at least one bright spot. Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem playa

  101. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Brotha!! Would you trade Wright n Samardzija for Springer, Cole n Lohse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, it’s not terrible though

  102. Gabe says:
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    Which side?
    Gio and aybar for segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  103. Myles Standish says:
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    Kendrick or Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  104. DL Haven says:
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    Thanks for all your entertaining articles!

    Over/Under on Axfords save’s number

    Have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      17… You too!

  105. Myles Standish says:
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    Melancon or Betances?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances, unless you’re dire need of saves

  106. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Buy low on J Bruce in 10 team h2h 5×5? Give Marte and H Bailey for Bruce or is that too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  107. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    for what its worth, tristan cockcroft isnt nearly as bad as matthew berry was

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tis is true

    • McGrupp says:
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      @Harry Hardenberg: AJ Mass shouldn’t be allowed near TVs that can show baseball. Knowing Berry in college is nice for employment though, I guess.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @McGrupp: AJ Mass doesn’t sound like it’d be a real person’s name though, does it now.

  108. Dave says:
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    Which one goes?

    Hughes, Lackey, Lester, Marco, Kazmir, Homer Bailey, Dallas K

    Leaning Hughes

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  109. Moscowitz says:
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    Save and Holds league Grey,

    I have Doolittle, Frieri, Papelbon and Shaw. Is there room for Betances? Whats the role of Shaw? Is he closing? setting up?! Would Betances get me more holds than him?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Betances over Shaw

  110. goodfold2 says:
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    wil freakin myers with 2 steals, are we sure those weren’t just def indifference or catcher overthrew the bag? now only winning steals 5-4 (and 5 steals for me in 4 days is a big deal in last 6 weeks, so losing would suck).

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: never mind that. twit opp has benched myers for ploufe goes the suckitude and salty over aj pierzynski, even though he just picked up pierzyn yesterday. HAHAH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  111. Wilsonian says:
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    Thinking of shopping the Marte Parte. I would like to package him with a closer to clear up a streaming spot. If I dealt him with a BS closer, what kind of infielder quality should I be looking for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe someone sick of Kipnis? Someone thinking they’re selling high on Gordon?

  112. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Nice write up Grey, thanks! Enjoying the radio show too, got some great laughs today! Have a good weekend man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too!

  113. nick the dick says:
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    Ah I was this close to picking up oswaldo today! Now tih zobrist back and kendrick/wong for MI is it a solid move to drop gyork for arcia? Who has better #s ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  114. DL Haven says:
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    I almost feel guilty with as many questions you answer for me. Much appreciated. We each have our very own personal Guru!!

    c Santana
    1b C Davis .Votto
    2b Kipnis, Beckham
    3b M Reynolds, Zimmerman, Headly
    ss Reyes
    of Martin, K Davis, C Carter, Arcia, Bruce. Trumbo, Harper
    SP Miller, Haren, Hughes, Vogelsong, Peralta, N Martinez
    RP Frieri

    My Bruce, Trumbo and Hughes for Zobrist, Chapman and Bailey

    What would you offer to make it more enticing?
    Thanks for your time and expertise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This isn’t a great trade for you

  115. Wilsonian says:
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    Arcia or Villar for a bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  116. nick the dick says:
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    Lose yordano to stash heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  117. whodat says:
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    is Collmenter worth picking up if I have room for a decent pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  118. Tom Emanski says:
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    Did anyone see Polanco’s blurb on ESPN saying the Super Two deadline is in JULY?? Please tell me that’s a mistake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s a typo… His date is early June

  119. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey: I need pitching, but don’t want to make a trade I’ll regret. He wants my Trumbo/Roark. I get his Polanco/Latos. Points league ROS. Thoughts?

    Thanks and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it for you… You too!

  120. Tyler says:
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    12tm 5×5+OPS, replace K w K/9

    I give: Samardzija, Cespedes, Matt Adams, AJP
    I get: Trout, Lackey

    Would you do it? I’d need a C but Russell Martin is available and there are some decent SP (Hutchison) available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trout

      • Tyler says:
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        @Grey
        Thanks man, only problem is now I don’t get to “look smart” as the guy who drafted Cespedes, Samardzija, and Matt Adams, feel me?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

        • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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          @Tyler: Now you get to be the guy who traded them for Mike Trout

  121. Ryan says:
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    10-team 5×5 Roto, keep 6 at +$5

    Just got offered Bailey and Carlos Santana for Arenado ($6 next year). Thoughts?

    I’m pretty good on offense. Chisenhall is filling in for Arenado right now, but Santana would take his place as I already have Rosario at C. I’m currently in first, but could use WHIP and ERA… Is it enough for a good keeper? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like it

  122. The Flayed Man says:
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    Was offered My Marte for his Bailey. Both would cost a round 13 pick to be kept. I could use the SP. Any good?

    Thank you.

    12 team Yahoo Roto 6 keepers.

    C Salvador Pérez
    1B Paul Goldschmidt (K)
    2B Howie Kendrick
    3B Miguel Cabrera (K)
    SS Jean Segura (K)
    CI Anthony Rizzo (K)
    MI Alcides Escobar
    OF Starling Marte (K), Alex Gordon, Jason Heyward, Marcell Ozuna
    Util Kolten Wong
    BN Manny Machado, Oswaldo Arcia, Javier Baez Jon Singleton, Maikel Franco
    DL Nolan Arenado
    SP Madison Bumgarner, Alex Cobb, Sonny Gray, Dallas Keuchol, Rafael Montero, Andrew Heaney
    RP Jenrry Mejia, Bryan Shaw
    DL Taijuan Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  123. Jay says:
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    Pagan or arcia? Or Cain…sugar!?

    Just a bad start for montero or the start of something bad?

    You buying Bruce? If cost was future draft picks?

    Thanks dude and btw your buys are killing it tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go Arcia… I wouldn’t touch Montero… I’d buy Bruce for the right price…

  124. frankgrimes says:
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    anyone else having mlb.tv problems?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Always!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Abdoozy:
        I finally can log back in jeez
        It’s always been pretty decent for me. I can’t believe that replay bullshit lol
        @Grey:
        Do you get one-eightieth of a penny for every time I hit refresh on my iPad too ha

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @frankgrimes: it’s been a little better lately.. In April I was ready to dump the whole thing and go back to reading the sports section of my local paper the next morning, then i remembered my local paper doesn’t print box scores any more.

      I watch on my ps3, some games I can never get to load at all. Sometimes I’ll pick a game and it will tell me I’m blacked out due to contractual restrictions, then I try again and it says oh, okay, you can watch… But I haven’t noticed as much of the choppiness or repeating the same five seconds several times in a row like last year, so maybe they’re figuring it out.

      I heard the early season problems are being blamed on the new instant replay system, apparently they use the same contractor IT operation for both that and MLB.tv, and for some reason the replay thing gets resource priority…

  125. O'Skimpy says:
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    Taveras called up….active Saturday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  126. joe says:
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    cut cingrani or bauer for taveras? i’m leaning bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  127. The_Red_Mist says:
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    Trying to figure out what to do with Wright. Arenado is dropped so I think in going to stash him on a DL spot I have open. Who would be better, Frazier, Machado, Reynolds, or Wright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright

  128. Abdoozy says:
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    Rank these fine young pitchers for me, oh wise one?
    Chavez, Pomeranz, Eovaldi, Milone Niese.
    6×6 QS

    My catchers cup overfloweth with gratitude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Chavez

  129. Jon says:
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    Choose 2 ROS? Walker, Frazier, Plouffe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Frazier

  130. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Can any razzballers confirm if MLB.COM is temporarily down for them too? Or is my system crapping out on me? This is about 10PM EST 7PM California Time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey mentioned this above

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: Grey – really dude. I do love you so. Thank you so much. I thought I updated something that futzed my whole system. You put me at ease in so many selfless ways.

        But seriously dude. Thank you!

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @Moronymous Lohse: Also, I saw that Billy Hamilton just got a steal and I thought – no, that can’t be…something is definitely wrong. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  131. The Flayed Man says:
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    Thanks for the above response, one last question, please.

    My Segura for his Myers?

    Thank you.

    12 team Yahoo Roto 6 keepers.

    C Salvador Pérez
    1B Paul Goldschmidt (K)
    2B Howie Kendrick
    3B Miguel Cabrera (K)
    SS Jean Segura (K)
    CI Anthony Rizzo (K)
    MI Alcides Escobar
    OF Starling Marte (K), Alex Gordon, Jason Heyward, Marcell Ozuna
    Util Kolten Wong
    BN Manny Machado, Oswaldo Arcia, Javier Baez Jon Singleton, Maikel Franco
    DL Nolan Arenado
    SP Madison Bumgarner, Alex Cobb, Sonny Gray, Dallas Keuchol, Rafael Montero, Andrew Heaney
    RP Jenrry Mejia, Bryan Shaw
    DL Taijuan Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Myers

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        Awesome, you are the best. Have a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  132. B.o.B says:
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    Is Alex Wood worth holding on to in 10 team league? Would love to nab Taveras and he seems like the most likely victim.

    • royce! says:
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      @B.o.B: I’d drop Wood for Tavares in a heartbeat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Wood

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: My only concern was my OF already consisted of Moss, Ellsbury, Rios, Pence, Blackmon and a soon returning Hamilton..guess it’s time to make a trade

  133. royce! says:
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    following the games via a gamecast thingy, just informed that Presley was “out stretching at second.” I love this phrase because it call to mind such a hilarious play, making it one of the few positives of not actually watching the game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I used to get caught stretching for second so many times…

      • Designated Shitter says:
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        @Grey: lmfao… idk what to think of that

  134. Mr. Glass says:
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    Is Eaton drop able at this point I need a pitcher and my of is Stanton, Bats, Heyward, with Springer in the Util spot plus I have zobrist prado and now Tavares on my bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  135. Kid A says:
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    Brandon Effing Moss is a ginger-bearded god.

    • gareth says:
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      @Kid A: Your offense is pretty stacked in the rcl, I’m not gonna lie.

      Headlined by the frankly rediculous Encarnacion and the double headed A’s monster of Donaldson and Moss.

      • Kid A says:
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        @gareth:

        Welcome back, Toonces. Hope you behaved yourself and didn’t go gnawing on Mickey.

        If my pitching could hold up better than the bloated left ankle of a an ice skating Delta Burke, I might be able to make a run at 1st.

        You want a laugh? Ask Jack how his team in the FCL is doing.

        • gareth says:
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          Yeah – I noticed you had a few epic blowups to inflate your ratios.

          • Kid A says:
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            @gareth: And I dropped Kluber right before he got good. Bah! I’ve made some real dum-dum moves in there.

            You’re banging away nicely, through your rough patches. I wish you continued mediocre success.

            Tight league. Will go down to the wire. Real fun.

            • gareth says:
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              @Kid A: Chronic rosterbating appears to require a government warning!

              • Kid A says:
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                @gareth:

                BOOM! son of donald. again.

                • gareth says:
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                  @Kid A: those A’s are insane right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  136. ryan says:
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    How would you rank Taveras, Crisp and Khris Davis for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crisp, Davis

  137. JoeG414 says:
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    Middle RP question: McGee , W.Smith, Thornburg, A.Warren or V.Black? Only have room for one,. So please rate. Looking for K’s, K/ip . Whip and Era. 6×6 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  138. Jon says:
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    Odor has 51 ABs going into tonight. How many more do you think he gets this year? (Is he here to stay?)

    Related: Odor or Plouffe ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly here to stay… Plouffe, but depends on needs

  139. gareth says:
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    Watched Corey kluber live tonight and he was outstanding against a tough Rockies lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not that tough outside of Coors

  140. Scott H says:
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    For my 3 OF and Util I have Mccutch, Puig, Springer Abreu. With Bruce and K Davis on bench, pujols at 1s t in my keeper league. My pitching is basically streamers.Wpuld you trade Bruce for Bailey given my ssituation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  141. J-Bird says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto:

    Springer/G Beckham for Wong/Pence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  142. Jon says:
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    Stroman starting for the Jays tomorrow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  143. frankgrimes says:
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    @Grey: I dropped that fanook Cingrani for Taveras hoping for Springer part 2 now if only I could trade Bruuuuuuce!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  144. Myles Standish says:
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    Betances or Balfour? Have big lead in saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Balfour unless a Holds league

  145. Johnny says:
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    Boegarts for Cueto in a dynasty? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

  146. Bryan says:
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    Samardzija or Shields ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields

  147. Dave says:
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    Time to trade Oscar. Teixeira a good target value? need CI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  148. goodfold2 says:
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    yikes, doing good in every H2H league except the big money one, where opp has 6 homers and 6 steals in 2 days, and he’s hitting 60 pts over his season average, and then i do things like bench mesoraco for rosario today (mesoraco hasn’t been good since his first weekend back). Hitter T told me to play Mesoraco though, damn idiot i am. i did play alex gordon over crisp.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: yep, just gave away 8 bases (tied currently), 5 RBi’s (down 5 currently), would only be down 1 homer instead of 3. MESORACO benching!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  149. Kid A says:
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    Not only has Tav arrived, Matheny says he is in the lineup tomorrow.

    With Mipples to the DL, Oscar could be sitting pretty for awhile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  150. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody know why beckett got yanked after 5 innings and 88 pitches?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: thinking i can trade beckett for liriano and other stuff.

      • Designated Shitter says:
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        @goodfold2: I assume there was some type of weather related delay

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Designated Shitter: read about it later, he went on 4 days rest after no hitter. makes sense.

  151. nick the dick says:
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    Thank goodness taveras is up, now I can feel a little better about this constant khrap davis talk. Are we starting stroman tomorrow or just better off throwing hammel vs mil or hutch vs I believe hou? Thanks pal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None are great, I’d go Hutch

  152. EK says:
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    9 team roto:
    Drop Rendon for Boegarts?
    Currently starting:
    Beckham 2B
    Segura SS
    Alvarez 3B
    No UTIL spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  153. Kid A says:
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    I’d like to give a shout out to my team in Tehol’s league for their work tonight:

    14 R / 9 HR / 20 RBI / 2 SB

    Boy would I love to see the bitch-pout on his busted face right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, nice day

  154. nick the dick says:
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    Eh I’m all fucked up. Stroman starting in place of hutch? Same team ah I’m stoned. Stroman vs kc or hammel vs mil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Hammel then, wouldn’t start Stroman yet

  155. OGRE says:
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    Trade Andrus and Cashner for T.Bauer and Johnny Peralta in a dynasty league?

    Extra cats include k/9, BAA, OPS, BB ( for pitchers and hitters)

    Rebuilding team desperate for k/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  156. andfog99 says:
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    Domonic Brown or Taveras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taveras

  157. Ryan says:
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    What do you think of of AJ Burnett? His Ks and ERA aren’t too bad and he just hit waivers in my 12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s worth a pick up

  158. Dave says:
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    So I should I add Mesoraco for McCann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco

  159. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Should I try to trade Fister for Bailey?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

  160. John says:
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    Hosmer or Myers!
    Hosmer or Pollock- need more runs n speed currently own pollock

    • J-FOH says:
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      @John: Myers over Hosmer, Hosmer over Pollock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  161. Ryan says:
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    Also would you consider dropping Lowrie for Burnett Taveras or Heaney? Thanks

    • John says:
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      @Ryan: depends if u need pitching but go get oscar worry about it later.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ryan: Taveras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taveras

  162. geegee says:
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    Adrian Gonzalez, Leake or Freeman, Archer

    • J-FOH says:
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      @geegee: freeman side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  163. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Heaney ot McCarthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league…Heaney

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: 12-team 6×6 H2H. 90 starting pitchers are owned.

        I still have Tillman and he had a decent outing today. Should I keep him?

        If I drop Cingrani (recent pickup) or Tillman, I could then stash Walker and add Heaney.

        Love the site! Been catching up on the TV on radio as well.

        • Hal Incandenza says:
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          @Hal Incandenza: Should mention that the moves cost, so I’m hoping for own over stream.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Drop Cingrani…

  164. jack says:
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    2 More HR’s for Donaldson! Is Donaldson and S. Gray to much to pay for McCutchen?

    • geegee says:
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      @jack:

      probably, but great time to buy cutch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  165. Barenrewn says:
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    Jay Bruce or Taveras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  166. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    I’m really glad I played Pearce over Alonso for my batty call *punches self in face*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  167. fausto says:
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    SUGGESTION BOX
    1. Do a writeup called nUCLear arms where you rank players draft pos. For 2015 Based on their new UCLs and installation dates.

    2. Possible new word for Razzball… I live by this creed…
    -DOWTS. Pronounced doubts. [Do. OPPOSITE(of). what. Tristan. Says.] YES im talking about you Tristan C_CKR_FT Vowels removed to protect the innocent. Sorry Mr Cuckraft wherever you are.

    Good weekends fellers.

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @fausto: HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Okay 2. Cool

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Okay? that is four letters as opposed to Nick’s classic “K”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll know who to call next time I need the letter after J but before L…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: HA! Is Ted oKay after the fire? Did he need a spa day?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We both did! We have cucumbers on our eyes right now…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Is Miss Lee reading you your comments?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… Yes, so?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: not a problem, I like how you delegate.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You gotta let the branches shadow you…

  168. Dave says:
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    Cool to trade Homer Bailey for David Robertson

    That would leave me with these SPs in 11 teamer

    Dallas K, Marco, Kazmir, Lackey, Lester, Liriano/Wheeler (my pickup to replace Homer)

    Gracias senor

    • John says:
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      @Dave: Id say no, you need RP that bad? Whats your format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  169. Designated Shitter says:
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    Arcia or Napoli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  170. SteveNZ says:
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    For reasons best known only to myself, I’ve been holding both Ramos an Mesoraco in the FCL, and as a result experienced a nasty sonavabenching from Meso tonight.

    One’s gotta go and it should be Ramos, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Ramos

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i got same story with rosario instead of ramos. but i have deep bench, but (to the 2nd) similar thing happened while back too, with mesoraco having 4 hits a few sunday’s ago on bench.

  171. Dean says:
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    Can you rank for tomorrow:

    Ervin at Miami
    Keuchel home vs orioles
    Milone home vs Skaggs
    Ross at White Sox
    Fister home vs Rangers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin, Milone, Fister, Keuchel

  172. Andrew says:
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    Rank these streamers please:

    Rienzo home vs Padres
    Skaggs at Athletics
    Turner home vs Braves
    Tillman at Astros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs, I’d look at SON

  173. goodfold2 says:
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    after yesterday’s mesoraco debacle Hitter T tells me to bench him for Rosario (yesterday it didn’t), it likes Rosario @ Bauer over Mesoraco @ McCarthy. that sound right.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: of course maybe i get lucky and rosario doesn’t play since day game and these evil decisions get taken out of my hands. (deep bench problems)

      • John says:
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        @goodfold2: Can u start one at util?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @John: i could but it would be over 1 of gordon/pujols/springer

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: or rios or jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense

  174. goodfold2 says:
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    mccarthy or milone as streamer in 12 teamer just today
    McCarthy vs CIN
    Milone vs LAA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

  175. Plumbing4 says:
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    I have polanco on my bench. Should I also pick up Taveras or Baez? I would drop Pomeranz but since we have a starts limit there are plenty of SP’s available

    How much should I bid on either of these?

    • John says:
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      @Plumbing4: Sure grab oscar!

      Baez down the road

      • Plumbing4 says:
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        @John: how much should I bid on him? We started with $250 and I have $167 left. One owner who has springer spent 76 on him and only has 54 left. So I’ll at least spend 55. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Taveras, no idea what to bid, I know nothing of your league

      • Plumbing4 says:
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        @Grey: I missed out on him. I bid 77 and he went for 119

        Should I go ahead and stash Baez along with polanco or just wait?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  176. Dennis says:
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    In a keeper league, would you trade Jose Fernandez for Homer Bailey for help this year?

    My other keeper potentials are:
    David Price
    Sonny Gray
    Andrew Heany
    Kevin Gausman

    Get to keep 4 pitchers

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  177. Swfcdan says:
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    Wright is batting over .300 man. Ha you knew it was coming, some of his owners gotta defend him! But AVG aside…yeah im pretty pissed with him too.

    Oscar time! Who else doesnt own him in other keepers…tup me too (sigh).

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Swfcdan: see above, somebody quotes a long thing about how wright has wonderful triple slash lines. hit control + F then type in “wright”. or actually it might be easier to search for Tehol where directly below it Gareth the catman from merry olde britain makes a comment that the wright defender is Tehol (which he wasn’t)

  178. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, start them tonight? and who comes the first would you choose? Thanks

    Fister vs TEX ($12.3)
    Santana vs MIA ($14.1)
    Smyly vs SEA ($14.7)
    Hammel vs MIL ($6.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Hammel in most leagues… Ervin, Fister…

  179. Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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    Dump Melancon for Allen or Qaulls?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Qualls

    • Pub& with a baseball bat says:
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      @Pb&j with a baseball bat: or dump him for Stroman before someone else grabs him? I already have Meija, Romo, and Frieri for saves…

  180. The Muppet Maniac says:
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    Drop Porcello fr Stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  181. trigger cut says:
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    Myers or Oscar in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

      • trigger cut says:
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        @Grey: Damn. I know. You’re right. Thanks Grey, and have a great day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  182. Andrew says:
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    Stream Cumpton at Dodgers today? 12 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  183. Andrew says:
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    Justin Turner home vs Braves or Keuchel home vs Orioles or Skaggs @ Oakland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel, I’d look at SON

  184. Andrew says:
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    Stream Petit at Cardinals 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  185. Andrew says:
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    Top 2?

    Ervin @ Mia
    Wacha home vs SF
    Ryu home Pitt
    Keuchel home vs Baltimore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin, Wacha

  186. frankgrimes says:
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    Having sal Perez is better than Gattis or Mesoraco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just hold Perez if I had him

  187. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    sit who
    bruce vs mccarthy
    gordon vs hutchison
    brantley vs morales
    melky vs brooks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  188. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Betances, Chamberlain or W. Davis for Holds? ROS
    I like Betances stuff but he is not setting up and has only 5 holds up to this point while Joba has 11.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chamberlain

  189. Mike says:
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    Lost prince, picked up Moreland to replace him, do you like Moreland more than Reynolds, Duda or Howard for ROS.
    Also need some power in outfield, who would add Arcia, Ozuana ? and would you drop or try to sell AJAX for one of them.
    Thx Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds… Ozuna… I’d lose Jackson

  190. Pager24 says:
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    which side do you like better?

    A. Jones & Latos for A. Gordon, Kuechle, Burnett

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  191. daveon says:
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    ian kennedy/alex gordon for jay bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  192. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    heaney over mccarthy or liriano in 16 teamer where i just dropped tillman for mccarthy and these are available?
    e-jax
    oberholtzer
    collmenter
    kendrick
    petit
    wandy
    peacock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mccarthy

  193. MB says:
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    Jesus Marco sucks, but would you hang on to him over Liriano or Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see going to Wheeler

  194. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    are you stashing heaney in a 10 team league? kennedy chavez beckett simon types are available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  195. Alex says:
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    Cool to trade kazmir for d robertson?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  196. DancinHomer says:
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    Need a streamer today. who you like best:

    McCarthy vs. CIN
    Stroman vs. KC
    Milone vs. LAA

    I know SON seems to like McCarthy over Milone, but doesn’t list Stroman yet.

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

  197. Matt says:
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    Homer for Kenley fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  198. Ambreen says:
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    Got offered Votto and David Robertson for Bautista and Bailey. Got to keep Bautista side right?

    7×7 with obp, slg, qs, holds

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  199. John H says:
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    Grey,

    Been offered Holliday, Joe Nathan, and Rajai Davis for Melky Cabrera, Leonys Martin, and Dexter Fowler… league is 5×5 but adds in SLG and OBP. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it

  200. Rudacious says:
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    Dudes…. I’m confused. Is eovaldi starting on Sunday or not? Espn MLB schedule says he does but he isn’t showing up as starting on yahoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust Yahoo for schedules

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: trust yahoo only if you literally have no other option, and even then assume it’s a hot girlfriend who’s quite angry at you, drunk, and just left to go to a party.

  201. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    rajii and coco are on waviers which would you put a claim in for if you needed sbs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  202. tbone2917 says:
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    I’ve already got Pujols/Rizzo, but Hosmer and Fat Adams just hit the waiver wire today who do you lie better for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  203. whampwhamp says:
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    @Grey what do you think of this trade:

    My Cole & Porcello for Scherzer

    Making my pitching look like this:
    Sale
    Scherzer
    Kazmir
    Bailey
    Kluber
    Wheeler
    Gee
    RA Dickey
    Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer side

  204. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    does lind platoon with francisco ?

  205. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    I can’t take it anymore and need to dump Kuroda who I usually use to anchor my WHIP.

    How would you rank the following waiver wire fodder for WHIP? : McHugh, Hughes, Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes, Quintana

  206. Jay One says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey.

    Just got offered Holliday, and Carlos Santana for Lucroy and Jay Bruce. Which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold

      • Jay One says:
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        @Grey:
        How about Holliday for Bruce, which side wins?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bruce

  207. Grey #1 fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Always a pleasure. Rendon or pollock ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Pollock

  208. Kevinmac says:
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    Some in my league dropped bailey …I ate that ish up! I cut the chord on gyorko though, I couldn’t do it anymore. We’ll see later if he picks it up. Got a pitcher question…. ROS Garret Richards, Yordano Ventura or Nate Eovaldi? Thanks as always Greymon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  209. SMLV1 says:
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    Which 2 would you stream tomorrow?

    Tomlin at home vs. COL
    Wei-Yin Chen @ HOU
    Niese @ PHI
    Whitley at home vs MIN
    Roark at home vs TEX
    Feldman at home vs BAL

    Looking for Wins and K’s….WHIP would be great too.

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: Harang @ Miami Also available…SON likes Harang Tomlin…Chen is a close second tho.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Harang over Tomlin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark, Tomlin… Not great…

  210. J-FOH says:
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    I had a feeling that Solarte would bounce back once he go off that long road trip.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @J-FOH: he started for me yesterday when Wong played lefty. of course benched today, but that will stop what soon would’ve been my solarte or odor question.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: he kinda gets that long rope treatment (with me) that others give to prado, due to all the positions he can back up for off days/injuries/underperformances for guys like longo/andrus/wong.

  211. slew says:
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    Zimmerman active and starting in LF this evening…

    • slew says:
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      @slew: duh, at Potomac

  212. Party Boy John says:
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    bruce or tavares ros? :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  213. J-FOH says:
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    I know we have the ticker tease, but what do we call it when a team puts p a s**t ton of runs with no HR’s. Today the Jay have scored 11 with zero dongs. WTF is that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m all ears…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Dongless Plunder?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’re out roaming the streets now, Ted and I like a bunch of gangstas!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: is that a nice way of saying yo didn’t like my of the cuff Dongless Plunder suggestion for the Glossary?

            I know it’s not that strong

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re on a dong kick lately… You trying to get a dong in the glossary?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: everyone is on a dong kick lately. I’ts what all the cool kids are doing. I’m just trying to keep up with the times and capture that moment in history so one day it becomes antiquated and retro sheik.

                I’ll ponder one later after i take my steroid dose for the day. Sh!t makes me a little nutty….and creative

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  A dong kick is one mighty strong dong…

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: and it tap dances too

  214. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i saw a comment above where you’d drop masterson BEFORE Liriano (this was likely before his yesterday start), but even so, what’s the reasoning there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why would you keep Masterson if there were decent options available?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i don’t have either, except liriano in 16 teamer, but was surprised to hear you say you’d rather have masterson over liriano. sorry i misworded that question. i was surprised you’d say to drop liriano over masterson if only one was being dropped.

  215. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now that everyone of these guys isn’t starter, which is best baker/marwin/parmelee. i dropped parmelee a few days back for sierra but now marwin is available. (very deep league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parmelee

  216. ThE sHiT says:
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    Lose Gyorko for Rendon? 14 team h2h, 45 moves left

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  217. Brett says:
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    Gray

    Keeper league would you trade smyly and Frazier for bogearts?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  218. Kid A says:
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    Will Myers plays a good frog in a slowly boiling pot of water.

    Cold…Warmer…Dead.

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: I hate him and his lack of L’s and E’s

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH: Fonetics is next to gawdliness.

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: Like the balls next to the gooch

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @J-FOH: he somehow got 2 steals yesterday (probably just def indifference, forgot he was playing)

          • Julio White says:
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            @J-FOH: You’ve really grabbed onto this whole dong thing with both hands and won’t let go.

            • J-FOH

              J-FOH says:
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              @Julio White: what can I say, I get caught up in the trends

              Good to see you make an appearance over here, I thought you were a one writer commenter>

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  219. goodfold2 says:
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    damn now, quintana has been moved back to next week and sale tomorrow. I have one pickup left for this week and might still be competitive in K’s/Wins at end of today. which option best
    Tomlin vs COL
    Elias vs DET
    w.chen @ HOU
    miley vs CIN
    2. after being up 9-3-1 ending wed, i’m now 2-10-1. So if none of those are good i’m correct to dump mccarthy and porcello for mchugh and floyd who play on tuesday? or i could grab the best for sunday and grab mchugh/floyd on sunday night (hope they’re still there)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh and Floyd

  220. goodfold2 says:
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    after utter trash starts from porcello/hutchison/cobb/gray mostly from first 2 days of week (back when team was hitting) great outtings from annabelle/bauer/keuchel/wily p/beckett have finally got me back into competition in K’s/Whip/ERA. nice.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: probably should’ve waited till 6th inning with willy p. hmmm.

  221. Eddy says:
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    I work in the SoFla media market and I’ve been told by a broadcaster I work with that he heard June 18 is the date the Marlins are eying for Heaney. He says it’s a pretty high-placed source.

    Do what you want with that info. I’ll probably pick him up the 10th or 11th now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  222. Tom says:
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    Grey would you make any of these trades?

    I give up – Jose Abreu and Alex Cobb and I get Garret Richards, Rizzo and Andrelton Simmons

    OR

    I give up – Jose Abreu and Alex Cobb and I get Garret Richards, Cargo and Andrelton Simmons

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Tom: those don’t look good (esp first one) when you give up best 2 players, or at least best and third best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  223. goodfold2 says:
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    so this is what a bad kuechel start looks like, 7 baserunners in 5, 3 doubles, 1 k. wow, that makes about 8 pitchers i ‘ve had this year still call him cy young. that’s if he can get cruz out, otherwise it turns into a decent masterson start. meanwhile what’s up with Tillman, he looks better than he has in a month or more.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: stop WALKING people.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  224. Andy says:
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    Can you please rank my sps?
    Teheren
    Kluber
    Eovaldi
    Kennedy
    Porcello
    Pomeraz
    Peralta?

    Would u cut any to stream? Or grab betances belisaro or Cody Allen?

    (Rps include rosenthal uehara krod soria and rondon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran, Kluber, Eovaldi… You can lose Porcello to stream…

      • Andy says:
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        U like peralta or pomeraz ?
        Cut for Allen or betances?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pomeranz…Hold Allen

  225. Papajeansegura says:
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    ETA for Baez? also, think Phil Hughes keeps it up and holds any value? One more sorry- Would you drop Granderson for Viciedo, or Fowler, or hold? Byrd, Aybar, and Billy Butler are there too. Util slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Midsummer maybe, September possible…Drop Grandy for Fowler

  226. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    @Grey: from above, you do have Masterson over Liriano? I worded my wonderment wrong. was wondering about reasoning there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re tomato-tomahto, after yesterday, maybe lean towards Liriano…Neither are great right now…

  227. frankgrimes says:
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    Nelson Cruz is having the year I was dreamin of from Adam jones when I traded Felix for him in my keeper last year. I wish I still had Felix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  228. Henry says:
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    Currently have 5 closers and am in need of starting pitchers.
    Have Uehara, F. Rodney, Doolittle, Mejia, Frieri

    Thinking about sending Uehara + Doolittle or Rodney for Sonny Gray.

    Any other pitchers you would target? I’m fine w/ trading away any 2 closers.
    My SP: Bumgarner, Shields, Cingrani, Hudson.

    Great write-up as always. Have a nice weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Bum, Shields or Gray, send Doolittle

      • Henry says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        Also considering my Uehara, Rodney, Frazier for Sonny Gray and Kluber fair? or too little.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Gray side if I needed SPs

  229. tbone2917 says:
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    Grey, I know you don’t like bench bats, but with all the injuries I’m targeting CSantana because he can be plugged in at C, 1B, 3B. I have Rondon, Qualls, Rodney and Uehara. The guy needs a closer so I’m thinking Uehara for CSantana straight up will do it. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s too much

  230. Lopes says:
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    In a 10 team H2H keeper league, i was offered Chris Davis and Gerrit Cole for Encarnacion. Encarnacion is my Utility guy and don’t have much healthy pitching behind Bumgarner. Good deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  231. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    d.carpenter dropped for any of d.webb/oday/cecil/delabar/fien/frasor in holds and K/BB (no total K’s as counting stats)?
    2. also am i right in thinking this roster spot goes to walden when he returns from DL?
    3. different league NL only with RW/holds/Innings as counting stat/net saves my bullpen is a.wood/chapman/carmart/a.j. ramos/neil ramirez/m.adams. drop any of them for any of leclure/stammen/a.torres/wooten. some of those guys have good stats, but roles aren’t there. a.torres gets no leverage, not much for wooten yet either. Leclure has been pretty good and is 3rd in line at CIN. Ramos, while being either 7th or 8th inning guy has been bad for a bit here, carmart too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Day 2. Yup 3. Hold

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: in #3 i guess you both like ramos’ role enough to maybe bench till he doesn’t suck (it’s been 5 of last 6 appearances of his that he wasn’t good, but he also has been used almost exactly every 2 days in last 6 appearances) and that LeClure is likely playing over his head (and maybe doesn’t hold down 3rd in line) lately? sorry
        4. is carmart or ramos (or somebody else) become the drop when Walden come back. i have him DL’ed in this league too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup… Ramos is the drop…

  232. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Site suggestion that expands on the Jump to Comment Entry link is to have an opposite-acting link down here that takes you to the top of the comments or article.

    More first-world issues, I know.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: It is a LONG way to get back to the top of these Grey weekend blogs…wait where am I again? Im lost in here!

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Swfcdan: either search for your (or anybody’s) name/comment content or remember what time the comment you sent was timed at. that helps. and use page scroll down/up (unless phones don’t have those)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’ll look into it…

  233. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Would you trade Meija for Blackmon and Haren?

    I own Balfour, K Rod and Dootlitte, or would you trade Balfour.

    Or would you not?

    Haha, I have a few bench bats but they’re injure and I plan on flipping guys.

    I’m not having very good luck in all my leagues this season so I need to take risks but it is still very early .

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Blackmon… I’d trade Mejia or Balfour…

  234. Swfcdan says:
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    Thoughts on Hisachi my Dashi, is he just an average pitcher? Been hit around last 2 starts and his K rate indicates he could have been lucky last year. Would you still rank him around where you had him at the start of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s got peripherals of a safe number 4, not number one numbers right now, no…

  235. J-FOH says:
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    You and Ted still rolling around like gangsta’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’s sleeping…like a gangsta! And I’m watching the Dodgers kill the Pirates…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you better get his bandana ready, you need to be watching blood in blood out later

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have some lame party I have to go to right now, hoping to be back in a few to watch it…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Oooh! a Hollywood party. Sounds blahtastic if it starts this early

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okay the party’s turning out better than I thought…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Lots of boobs and beers? A small couch fire?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Check, check and CHECK

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Nice! By this time we got some pukers, a fight, and someone passed out wearing a lamp shade

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Keys in the fish bowl!

  236. Swfcdan says:
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    Just love to watch Tanaka pitch, he puts on a clinic. Finally the Yankees have a true ace again.

    Reckon he costs a top 10 sp price next year, even maybe top 5? Certainly looks all that, and a bag of chips.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Swfcdan: probably right, we’ll never own him again (not that i have him anywhere now), unless we got lucky with keeper leagues that started this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely top 10… Maybe top 5, sure… Nick traded him to Jaywrong for Kemp…Hahahaha…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wait, was that AFTER you told him to trade a pitcher since his pitching was so good? I know you told him that, but you probably meant to trade a different pitcher.

  237. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h weekly points keeper league
    Asking around…

    Holding up a 4th place team but being ravaged by injuries. Jose F. , Weiters, Votto, Cain, and now Cano is dinged up. Got 2 trade offers in to me

    My Cano for dozier, samardijza, and Leona’s Martin

    My Jose Reyes (another injury risk) and Morneau for Greinke and Carpenter

    Big bats are cano, votto, Mauer, Craig, pence, Alvarez, Yelich, Alex Gordon, bogaerts, Reyes
    Staff is Gerrit cole, Cain, Ian Kennedy, Hutchinson and Beckett.

    Either deal, both to get some pitching and hitting for struggling or hurt bats or neither deal is good? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Dozier and Greinke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke one is better, fwiw

  238. goodfold2 says:
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    drat, so after benching mesoraco yesterday i leave him in for today, but hey, new surprise Rosario on bench started so many hours earlier than CIN’s plans to bench him (even though he doesn’t play till midday tomorrow) weren’t known yet. So in 2 days from this shit (either my own or CIN’s stuff) i’ll have 0 hits or counting stats instead of 2 homers and 4 runs. CIN took till like 4 or 5 eastern to decide lineup. they played late night/late night in back to back so i have no idea why he’s benched today instead of tomorrow (when it would’ve made sense). So CIN’s manager either decided to bench hot hitter with no reason to be tired or wants to give him 2 days off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  239. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Drop porcello for Heaney or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  240. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: also weekly roto redraft. Need hr/RBI. How would you rank Francisco, Plouffe, mcgehee and Arica?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, Plouffe

  241. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Trying to organize my free agent pickups. Pick 3: Wong, pollock, Davis, Heaney

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey #1 Fan: Pollock, Davis, Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Heaney

  242. Mattador says:
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    Would you trade Strasburg plus for Tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Tulo

  243. goodfold2 says:
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    and with billy h. my opp has gone from down 5-0 in steals to up 7-6 in three days. can’t get swept only since i have 8-2 lead in saves.

  244. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    Do you like Heaney over porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  245. goodfold2 says:
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    that’s enough mccarthy for me. in 15 teamer any of these over him. or stick with him.
    liriano/shoemaker/elias/smyly/oberholtzer/volquez/anderson/e-jax/peacock. problem is limited moves(36 left), so can’t stream them all. still have porcello in this league too (hoping Tajuan takes his spot soon).
    liriano @SD,vs CUBS,@MIA,@CUBS
    elias @TB,vs NYY, vs SD, @KC
    smyly vs BOS,@WSOX,vs KC,@CLE
    oberholtzer @MIN,vs ARI,@TB,vs ATL
    peacock vs LAA,vs ARI,@WAS, vs ATL

    also could stash paxton when zimmerman comes back, which could be quite soon.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: shit, just in case mccarthy could still be the keep,
      vs ATL,@HOU,vs MIL,vs SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  246. jal179 says:
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    My A Hill + Seager for his Iwakuma too much?? Id fill my MI with Wong or Aybar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  247. goodfold2 says:
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    the Roman God of Walks approaches. get ready. i’m stashing now in 20 teamer. 5 NA slots, will drop Feliz.

  248. daveon says:
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    do you think matt cain is a buy low?
    what do you think ROS from these pitchers:
    cain,lester,wilson,kennedy,kluber
    thankyou

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester, Kluber, Wilson… No on Cain

  249. KillerB says:
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    @grey I need to drop someone w abreu coming off the dl. Who would you drop (all keeper eligible): Juan Francisco, Jed Lowrie, Michael Bourn, Kolten Wong or Kole Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francisco

  250. Ian says:
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    Drop Aoki for Arcia??! Good move??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  251. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream Whitley at home vs Twins? 12 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  252. Andrew says:
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    Can you rank these?

    Eovaldi home vs Braves ($9)
    Stults at White Sox (-$8)
    Harang at Marlins ($8)
    Volquez at Dodgers (-$4)
    Roark home vs Rangers ($3)
    Elias home vs Tigers ($1)
    Hughes at Yankees (-$1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go by SON

  253. Phil says:
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    Hey grey, with my Adam Dunn playing in a national league park for the first 3 games of the season would you keep him at DH & plan for zero’s/ hope he gets action at OF, if abreu wasn’t returning this week then hed be starting at 1b for those inter league games, or option 2 look for the wire.

    My original plan last week (before he was on DL) was to put Carlos Santana to DH & Dunn to bench but with him still on DL that won’t help me there.

    For the wire here’s who’s bat is available at the DH slot; Adam Lind (tigers/ cardinals in Toronto), Mitch Moreland (Baltimore & Cleveland), jason giambi ( Red Sox & rangers) , Josh willingham is also available but he’s listed as OF & DH I see that the twins change their DH from time to time sometime it could be mauer (at brewers park, in Minnesota vs brew, vs Astros in Minnesota )

    That’s basically it at DH, out of that group I like Lind the most

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  254. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    which of these, there can only be one
    elias vs DET
    tomlin vs COL
    chacin @ CLE
    w.chen @ HOU
    whitley vs MIN
    volquez @ LAD

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 2. different league, is miley ahead of all of those, particularly for K’s, i’m up 9 with Gray going (and a good bullpen for K’s, with k-rob/soria/mejia/frieri) against Scherzer/Lynn/Hughes/Eovaldi/Hawkins/Perkins/Chapman. Still alive in ERA, sort of. All those earlier guys are available as well.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not following

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go by SON prolly, Elias…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: first league just had that list, 2nd league had that list with miley as well. SON says miley in the one and Tomlin in the other.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with SON since there’s no obvious ones here

  255. BR808 says:
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    Yo yoyoyoyo yo what up Grey!! My team is really starting to come into its own with Spring-a-ding-dinger & Eazy-E killin it! I just traded for Rosario whom I think is about to do what he does! This week here is my SP dilemma. H2H Start 3 SP’s Regardless of 2 starts or not I usually start my 2 aces in Madbum & Stras but this week makes me think a little.

    Pick 3

    Madbum @ Cin vs Leake
    Stras vs Phil A.J Burnette
    Cobb @ Mia Wolfe & vs Sea Elias
    Kasmir @ NY Kuroda @ Bal Norris

    I’m leaning toward Madbum, Stras, & Cobb due to matchups but Kaz dominated the Tigs in Detroit last week and looked very solid.

    Thanx and I always appreciate the input/advise!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum, Stras, Cobb

  256. Crock says:
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    Myers/porcello or Bruce?
    Are we concerned about Bruce’s slump or is he just getting back going from surgery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce side

  257. John says:
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    My harper and mejia I have 4 closers and prob pick up Allen for Davis. THis is the time to buy if any, hes in a slumpnd just hasnt done a much period other 3hr night!!

    • John says:
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      @John:
      harper and mejia for CDavis

  258. John says:
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    Coud use speed but options are limited….just lost pollock and need a replacment position doesnt matter. Go with cold hosmer just to get him on team and he will come around or try someone hotter. 10 tm ahhhh crud just lost myers too!! TOP 2 OPTIONS

    ozuna
    arcia
    hosmer
    yelich
    calhoun
    howie K

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, Hosmer

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Anything change if I add Pablo or frazier to that list?

  259. Dean says:
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    Harang (at marlins), Roark (home vs Rangers) or Eovaldi (home vs Braves) today in a league where I need ERA and W’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harang

  260. Derrick says:
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    Starting Roark today (Tex.)?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues, sure

  261. Swfcdan says:
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    You must like these quiet weekends on here, I can see you sipping cocktails right now! Well you live in Cali so maybe not quite yet ha…

    Been offered Clint Frazier for Iwakuma in a keeper league. Not going great but not totally out the running yet, is it worth considering? My thinking is I need to improve my farm particularly with bats, and Iwakumas not been much better than a waiver wire pitcher like Vogelsong so far (10 team league).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a good trade

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Ok if I get Porcello back too? Prospects are very valuable in this league…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I doubt they’re that valuable in a ten team league, but go for it if you want

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: Frazier could become a stud right (its Clint not Todd lol)? I can keep him down as long as I like on my 8 man farm team before promoting. A bit of insurance in case my season goes south (aint been good so far).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go for it with Frazier

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Also I can’t keep Dashi beyond this year, he’s strictly a rental.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Swfcdan: that’s sort of important info there. so you’re saying you’d get frazier (the 3rd or 4th overall dude, i have him stashed in 20 team keep up to 25 per year forever) for how long vs lwakuma for ONLY ROS?

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @goodfold2: Well thats where the Grey area comes in (no pun intended). Basically in my league we can keep prospects down (8 man farms) as long as we want, then when we promote them they cost, $0,6,and then from 9-14 depending on 1-3 more years. In simple terms, prospects that arrive and produce are pretty damn valuable, especially bats.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Swfcdan: frazier for at least 3 reasons, 1.he’s Trout-like (at same age) 2.iwakuma is old, 3.2/3 of a season of iwakuma not worth all that much.

              • Swfcdan says:
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                @goodfold2: My thinking exactly, Hisachi mustachi’s 33 now, he’s much older than people think. Made the deal!

  262. Max says:
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    Who should I drop to activate Abreu? 8 team roto with 1850 innings cap and k/9. Andrus, Pollack, Alexei, Blackmon, Pomeranz, Estrada, Keuchal, Ottavino? If you pick Ottaivno can you give me your runner up (closers are very valuable in this league and I like Ottavino to replace Hawkins at some point). Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: the other white fish broke his hand late last night (does anybody not break their hands late at night?… worth looking up…. intern? damn he left)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  263. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Grey… I’m using cbssports where a QS is a big deal not so much a win or loss but would you pick up Chacin today against Tomlin(CLE)?? Even if I can get just a couple points out of it that would be good. 3 points per inn. 3 per QS( why I sais big deal was cause the amount of points per innings) +.5 per K, 7 per win, -5 per L, -1 per hit against, -1 per ER, -1 BB, There’s nobody else to grab. Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  264. Swfcdan says:
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    Gattis, Gomes or Pinto in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  265. John says:
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    harper n mejia for Cdavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, not close

      • Seattle Mack says:
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        @Grey:

        Crush is oh for baby though since coming back from leave.

  266. EK says:
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    Would you stream Jake O v MIA (17.8) as SON insists?
    12 team H2H pts limited moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  267. Herschel says:
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    Reports Polanco will bat lead off when called up? No bueno…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not good?

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: maybe I’m being selfish. Was hoping for a more run producing spot in the lineup.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          8th or 9th would be bad, leadoff is fine

  268. tbone2917 says:
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    Man I’m pulling off trades just in time. Traded Prince 3 days before he was out for the year, then just traded Verlander/Myers for Bruce/Porcello right after I saw him get injured on TV…Now Myers is going to the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @tbone2917: Verlander/Myers for Bruce/Porcello? Man at the start of the season you’d have said that was a terrible deal…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bruce

  269. J-FOH says:
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    I retired JackShit and have returned to the Creeper. I think it fits my personality better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw, cool with me…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I played with fire and got burned. The Razzball Gods burned my ass. They be powerful.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Must respect the FBO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the 2nd one, hadn’t heard either… Thanks, boss!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Trying to pay it forward

  270. goodfold2 says:
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    need steals don’t want to lose 2-11. 2-10-1 or 3-10 SOOO much better. gets steals rios/crisp/andrus/springer/goldy/jones/wong! even being up 5-0 nothing ain’t helping me now, down 7-6.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @goodfold2: STEAL RIOS!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: ok, that worked well. i’ll try this again today with those other guys. tied now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Seriously!

  271. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dude, tomlin has been kicking ass! hope i don’t rue the day i only streamed him in one league and miley in the other, could’ve had tomin twice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  272. anarchy burger says:
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    hey guys quick question.

    5×5 14team weekly league. 10 man bench

    i trade kluber who is a half decent keeper next year i get justin upton. upton would replace aoki. am i getting enough?? guy offered it to me. im really not a big upton fan but i definetly have excess pitching to trade. what do u guys think???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton

  273. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Start 4 next week. Hittertron values in parentheses. Who do you like?

    Bruce (6.8) – 3 vs sf, 3 vs phi
    Heyward (16.8) – 2 vs sea, 3 @ ari
    Rios (20.3) – 3 vs bal, 3 vs cle
    Holliday ( 19.1) – 2 vs kc, 2 @ kc, 3 @ tor
    Arcia (7.5) – 2 @ mil, 2 vs mil, 3 vs hou
    Crisp (15.7) – 3 @ nyy, 3 @ bal
    Martin (19.6) – 3 vs bal, 3 vs cle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Hitter-Tron there

  274. Bigjrod21 says:
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    Drop Yordano for Homer?
    And Khris Davis or Oscar Tavares, who would you rather have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes…Taveras

  275. goodfold2 says:
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    jesus K-Rob just got lit the f’up by MIN for god’s sake. For some reason he’s not listed at FIP vs ERA tool. i just went and looked. also if anybody knows, he didn’t leave hurt did he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not hurt from what I see

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: just wild today i guess. what was the point of him intentionally walking a guy then getting yanked though? all that did was tack on a 5th earned run when he would’ve at most allowed 4.it was difference between his era going all the way up to 4.5 rather than 4.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He didn’t have his stuff and rather than a new pitcher starting off by throwing four balls they tagged it on K-Rob

  276. SteveNZ says:
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    Was winning the week easily. That Robertson outing has pretty much ruined everything.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: He had been killing it lately. it was only a matter of time for a meltdown.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @J-FOH: what in his history would’ve given you the idea he’d ever allow a 5 earned run inning, esp to MIN? dude’s had an under 3 FIP every year since 2010 (when it was at it’s worst, a 3.58), every one of those years over 60 innings (almost exactly 60 each year, actually). this year’s FIP was 1.80 (found outside razzball, i’ll ask about why he’s not in “FIP vs ERA”) before today. Agree his FIP should be worse than 1.8, but his era being anywhere near 4 is really not believable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was just thinking you were about to comment about K-Rob…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: waiting on steve getting pissed

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @J-FOH: It’s ok. Seeing what Lester and Eovaldi did today has cheered me up no end.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @SteveNZ: go stub your toe and drop your beer

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Didn’t you get Lester from JFoH?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: And Eovaldi. But only after he dropped them.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Should set up a camera on JFoH’s computer and call it When Streaming Goes Wrong….

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Heh. He wasn’t streaming them either ;-)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yikes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Won 8-4 in the end, thanks to my hex in Weaver and Simon. Won HRs 13-12…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @SteveNZ: Gracious. That is a true kazaam if I’ve ever seen one.

  277. SteveNZ says:
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    Need Weaver and Simon to get smashed.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Don’t mess with me.

  278. Swfcdan says:
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    Holy Jon Lester.

    Or is it just that the Rays hitters suck, not sure. Either way don’t care!

  279. Edan L says:
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    I was offered my Kluber for his Longoria. Take Longoria? Given I’m getting Abreau back, I’m also dropping chris Carter and Garrett Jones to pick up 2 new pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Longo

  280. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    WONG STEAL NOW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: not his fault, ah back in the competitive days of the week (thurs) when i would’ve wanted a run.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Au Shucks!

  281. Beam Me up Scottay says:
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    In a H2H points league would you drop Marte for Polanco when Polanco comes up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  282. Jay says:
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    You takin McCarthy or McHugh in the battle of the micks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  283. Derrick says:
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    Getting trounced this week in my 12-team, standard 5X5, H2H league and it’s going to drop me to 8 games under .500 and I feel like I have a good team. This is what it looks like…

    C- Gomes
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Pedroia
    SS – Segura
    3B -Longoria
    OF – Bruce, Marte and Trout
    Util – Hosmer

    SP – Bailey, Cobb, Beckett, Eovaldi, Skaggs, Bauer, Lincecum and Roark.
    RP – Beilsario, Hawkins, Rodriguez, Frieri and Qualls

    Any weakness’ you would address? Trades? Stand pat?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have guys that have better name value than they’re actually showing… Pedroia’s overrated, I’d look to move him for buying low on Kipnis and maybe another piece… You might need to throw in a pitcher… Also Hosmer’s not a good UTIL, you should be playing a hot guy off waivers… So trade Hosmer for something else…

  284. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    miley sure does get those K’s i needed. but then again so did elias/tomlin today. High K streamer day. i was so dead in wins/era/whip/losses didn’t really matter about the homers. Al though Tomlin is yet to have any blowups and doesn’t really walk anybody. very similar to Hughes.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: you were off the top of your head right though (you said coin flip) when you picked Elias today over Tomlin/Miley/other options for today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  285. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Chris Sale has become death, the destroyer of worlds.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: a smart owner in 30 man league just asked me about whether i would EVER trade him. i said sure, but he’s expensive. this owner is best team in the league (and comish) by a lot, and has teheran/scherzer/trout/bogaerts/andrus/arenado/k.bryant/cueto/k-rob/kenley. pretty sick all around team. except he has no starting catcher (doesn’t need one, apparently).
      1. any amount of those guys worth Sale (costs league minimum through end of 2016). other costs
      Bryant (same cost but through end of 2017, 400 K)
      andrus (2.375 mil this year and 8.375 mil through end of 2016)
      bogaerts (minimum through 2017 400 K)
      arenado (minimum through 2016)
      teheran (minimum through 2016)
      K-Rob (1.6 mil this year, 7.6 mil through 2016)
      Betances (minimum through 2017)
      kenley (minimum this year, 6.4 through 2016)
      so what package of those is fair to ask for this league. 100 mil budget per year. this guy isn’t stupid though and doesn’t seem to get worst side of trades, but worth finding out.

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @goodfold2: Sale’s flipped his usage of sliders and changeups this season. Used to throw 30% sliders and 20% changeups, now it’s the reverse. Bodes well for his health moving forward, and also should help him be even better against RHB.

        Shoot for Teheran, Betances, and Arenado if you have need for a bat. Not intimately familiar with your league settings, scoring format, etc, so my valuations could be way off. If he says no, take heart in knowing you have one of the 3 best pitchers in baseball essentially for free for another 2 1/2 years.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Shoop Da Whoop: wow, when i asked Grey below i hadn’t noticed you mention pretty much the same exact guys you’re saying to go for as i thought to. well, either those 3 or bryant (he could end up better, but way early now too). 6×6 with OPS and holds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: would teheran and arenado be enough? or maybe teheran/betances/bryant?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          More than enough, but hard to say what others think

  286. goodfold2 says:
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    brad miller alert, part 2 (from 2 days ago the other one), homer today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  287. Max says:
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    Pickup Oscar T or Khris Davis? If so drop Blackmon, Andrus, Alexei or Pomeranz. 8 team roto; 1850 innings cap. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oscar, Pomeranz

  288. Derrick says:
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    Pedroia and Marte for Phillips and Bautista.

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista, it’s fair

  289. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Anibal for a-gon? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon, it’s fair

  290. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Gyrko or Cain? I have prado that can play either 2b or outfield

    Thanks

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      Grey says:
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      Cain

  291. Tom says:
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    Who would you start in a 12 team h2h mixed league… George Springer or Brandon Moss or Longoria

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      Grey

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      Grey says:
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      Springer

  292. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Just traded Lind and Shelby Miller for Bailey. Had extra hitters and needed a pitcher. Good move?

  293. john says:
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    Rank Oscar hosmer arcia Sandoval

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      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Sandoval, Oscar

  294. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    12 team roto with QS and K/BB and losses as cats, but no K’s, which of leake/heaney/tomlin/floyd/harang/c.young/liriano over porcello? 59 pickups out of 100 left.

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      Grey says:
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      Hold for now