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Before I tell you what Prospect Scott said, I wanna just say a quick thing about rookies, pitchers specifically.  They’re all over the map for value like George Clooney in Up In The Air (that’s a reference for our four girl readers; you think a man with a mustache forgets the ladies?  Photocopy my face, take it to Kinko’s, have it made into a pillowcase, rest your head on it; that’s the most comfortable pillow you will ever have, and the sexiest.  That pillow is like Clubber Lang yelling into your ear about a ‘real man.’).  Taijuan Walker is the top pitching prospect in baseball, according to MLB.  Can’t miss, K-Swiss!  Doode’s got talent for days.  He also is struggling to get out of the minors.  Eddie Butler was dazzling in the minors; came up and got done.  Andrew Heaney could come up and be Jose Fernandez circa 2013, or he could be Trevor Bauer circa every year.  Eventually, Heaney will be great, like most heralded pitchers, but that doesn’t mean it will happen right away.  I would, of course, own him because if he is good, he’s going to be better than any other waiver wire pitcher.  Now, about Heaney specifically, here’s Prosp. Scott, “An excellent fastball-slider combo and plus command helped Heaney to an impressive 2013 line:  1.60/1.07/89 in 95 IP between High-A and Double-A.  That performance has lifted him into the 2014 fantasy spotlight and earned him the #23 spot on my top 25 for 2014.  I suspect he’ll get a shot in Miami before long.  Speaking of guys, I’d like to shoot…Where’s that feathered hair freak, Albright?”  Geez, the hostility!  Heaney’s been terrific this year in the minors (2.74 ERA, 10+ K-rate, sub-1 walk rate!) and I imagine he’ll be up within the next two weeks.  Now is the time to grab him.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Ronald Belisario – I always want to call him Ronaldo.  I must have soccer fever!  Only thing that can cure that is actually watching a soccer match.  Snooze.  *shoots up awake*  What happened?  Did they score?  It’s 1-0?!  Great, now I missed the only exciting thing that’s going to happen.  I will now ‘flop’ on my bed for a nap.

Joel Peralta – In my calcium-enriched bones, I truly believe Grant Balfour is the guy to own here.  Maddon isn’t loyal to any hitter in a lineup spot, has no problem using seven different outfielders in the course of two games, but he really loves to stay with his terrible closers.  Another guy that could get a look if Maddon says, “Balfour, take your bench,” is Jake McGee.

Tanner Roark – He has a 1.55 ERA at home, 1.29 ERA in June (three starts), and he gets the Astros in his next start at home, and the Stream-o-Nator likes the start.  If you see Roark on your waivers, make like Tattoo and yell, “Da stream, da stream!”

Henderson Alvarez – The Stream-o-Nator is less excited for his next start than I am, but he leads the league in complete games (with Cueto), has a 2.56 ERA and gets the blargh Pirates next at home where he has a 1.47 ERA.

Tyler Matzek – This is more of an NL-Only play, since Rockies pitchers remind me of this guy.  That’s me putting a pitcher into my lineup when they’re in Coors.

Marcus Stroman – He goes back to the point I was making about Heaney.  You can remember back that far, can’t you?  You can’t?  Oh, sad emoticon.  Any the hoo!  Stroman should be great, can be great, but whether he will be great this year is totally up in the air (I didn’t forget you ladies!).

Chase Anderson – This is a very tentative buy for right now, but if he pitches well tonight, I’ll be all in on him, so before someone else snipes him, I’d grab him.

Kendrys Morales – I already gave you my Kendrys Morales fantasy.  It was written on my undercarriage than transcribed by my Cougar.  The undercarriage of my car!  What were you thinking?

Brad Snyder – Here’s what I said the other day about the new Rangers 1st baseman, “The Rangers now have four ex-Cub players on their team (Snyder, Murphy, Cotts, Baker).  This sounds like the opposite of a good idea.  I don’t imagine Joe Buck saying in October, “This team really rode all of these ex-Cubs to the World Series.”  Snyder is intriguing in AL-Only leagues (where Rudy already added him for our team that is battling for first on the back of Mark Buehrle — yeah, you imagined I would’ve said that in March).  Snyder had 18 homers in Triple-A in only 61 games — oh my God!!! — oh, he’s 32 years old.  That’s like when the kid with a mustache shows a note from his mom that says he’s really eleven years old and gets to compete in the T-Ball Championship.  Snyder’s a Quad-A player that can hit for power and strikeout a lot while holding a pack of cigarettes in his white t-shirt sleeve.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Tommy La Stella – Doesn’t have much power or speed, but can hit for a nice average, which in theory, should provide counting stats.  You know who he’s not?  Tommy La Steal-a!  RIGHT?!  Oh, my goodness, the belly laughs I just had.  Deep rich ones.  Oh, that’s the green curry I just ate.  Carry on.

Josh Rutledge – ESPN said this, “After Charlie Culberson failed to make the most of his opportunity to replace the injured Nolan Arenado at third base, the Rockies appear content to proceed with using Rutledge at the keystone and DJ LeMahieu at the hot corner on a regular basis.”  I think that’s complete BS, and I don’t mean Black Sabbath.  As anyone that has endured Walt Weiss, he’s never been content using any player that gives fantasy owners value.  Defense is in his DNA.  In fact, that’s what the D stands for with him.  Defense Not Applicable (my ass), the (my ass) part is inferred and not part of the abbreviation.  So, don’t drop anyone too worthwhile for Rutledge because he could get benched for multiple games in a row, but I would add him if you have room.

Gordon Beckham – You should bend your preconceived notions and like Beckham.  Another soccer reference?  World Cup, you have captured the world’s attention!  By the by, if I were in Brazil now, I’d be more interested in eating some beef off a sword than watching a soccer match.

Brock Holt – I always think there’s a certain level of what a guy’s name is that plays subconsciously into how well they are known.  No joke.  A guy like Yangervis Solarte had an uphill battle compared to Brett Lawrie, for instance.  With that said, Brock Holt hurts that theory.  Brock Holt is a great name.  Brock Holt sounds like he should have thunderbolts on his uniform legs.  Who doesn’t want a thunderbolted leg guy on their team?  He used to be an American Gladiator, probably!  Also, there’s a big market team bias for guys usually, but that also goes out the window with him.  Brock Holt is hitting .336 in the past month and can’t buy his way onto fantasy teams.

Nick Castellanos – He’s cooled off a bit since his last week of value.  I’d give him a flyer still to see if he can turn it back on.  Not sure why he can’t stay hot for an extended period of time.  It’s all Greek to me, and Castellanos, apparently.

Eugenio Suarez – He’s only starting and interesting because it’s the Tigers and their minor league system isn’t great.  I.e., Suarez is the cream of the crap.  In deeper leagues, I’d take the flyer because he’s getting at-bats, but he’s probably yawnstipating at best.

Justin Turner – I’m embarrassed to admit (not embarrassed) to say I’ve owned Turner since he was playing in Coors last weekend in a fairly shallow league (the RCL).  On my team, he’s currently batting .455.

Dexter Fowler – On our Player Rater, he’s ranked in the outfield above guys like Carlos Gonzalez, Leonys Martin, Shin-Soo Choo, Desmond Jennings, Matt Holliday and Allen Craig.  Fowler should really just be owned in all leagues or are you chicken?

Denard Span – Only six weeks of me touting Denard Dawg and he’s almost finally over 50% owned.  Of course, that means he’s going to now fall apart like Port-a-John toilet paper, but we’ll always have the memories.

Oswaldo Arcia – Always surprises me to see which players y’all pick up and which players y’all don’t.  I get Oscar Taveras will be good, but for this year Arcia’s worse?  Rhetorical!

Corey Dickerson – Does everyone know Quarterback Crunch ice cream?  It’s this vanilla ice cream with a caramel ribbon and these little chocolate crunchy footballs that is delicious, but Baskin-Robbins only carries it in September.  Why do they only carry it in September when it’s so good and the rest of their ice cream is lousy?  Because they’re idiots.  Corey Dickerson is Quarterback Crunch ice cream.

SELL

Masahiro Tanaka – I’m a heretic!  I don’t believe in Tanaka?!  What’s next, the Earth is round?  Stanley Kubrick filmed the Apollo moon landing on a sound stage using a front projection screen?  THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS SMURFS?!  Calm your roll, young, prematurely balding man.  I do believe in Tanaka, and do think he can be absolutely terrific.  Here’s the thing, if you own Tanaka, you probably drafted him later than you drafted your ace.  So, there’s a very likely scenario that you have too much pitching.  I’ve seen it in just about every league I’m in, the team with Tanaka also has an ace — like say Strasburg or Cueto or Kershaw or someone, and Tanaka is superfluous like the treadmill you have in your basement.  I would not sell Tanaka low, I’d sell him for a top 20 bat.  I wouldn’t sell him for five minutes in the grabby closet with your cousin Charlene.  Repeat, I don’t not like Tanaka — double negatives be damned! — but I love the idea of what kind of bat he can obtain.

From Around The Web

  1. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Which side do you want?
    Puig/McHugh/Henderson Alvarez or Ikawuma/Kluber/Kazmir

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  2. Playgrounder says:
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    Rank:

    Wood
    Heany
    Stroman
    Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Walker, Heaney, could do all sorts of ways, they’re all risky

  3. AB says:
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    Aaron Hill or Josh Rutledge? For the month vs ROS the same?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  4. Playgrounder says:
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    My razzball approved pitching is last in wins and era, and almost last in whip and Ks.

    Is this staff going to be better going forward or should I start replacing them with callups or maybe lose one and steam? Here are what’s left (dropped liriano, balfour, etc).

    Bailey
    Cobb
    Teheran
    Kennedy
    Eovaldi

    New guys:

    Walker
    Latos

    • Playgrounder says:
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      @Playgrounder: “stream”

      • Playgrounder says:
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        @Playgrounder: losing who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, Cobb will get better… Teheran hasn’t been bad, Kennedy is only startable at home… Eovaldi has been fine…

      • Playgrounder says:
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        @Grey: sorry to sound so negative. Surely my RPs helped get me to the bottom (Nathan and Balfour). Teheran has been the best of the lot, but none of the others have been complete sps.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Playgrounder: razzball pitchers approved maybe, but you also drafted 4 different #1’s, which was certainly not in the razzball pitcher drafting plans, or got lucky and picked up latos (good for you if so) and drafted 3.

  5. Charles says:
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    Is this for real? A fantasy baseball site with quick response to my questions? How awesome is that! Admittingly I stumbled across Razzball.com because I googled for fantasy sites to help me with my 12 team points league. I like this one the best!

    This is my first time in a points league (pitching wins the league, 50 points per win and -15 per loss) and I have been sitting in 2nd place for the longest time. My team has really regressed in the last two weeks and now I’m in 5th. In a points league, is it a matter of just riding it out? I tried to stream a couple of pitchers this week and totally blew up in my face (Estrada, ouch). What’s your advice to a rookie fantasy baseball such as myself. Please note! I am a long time baseball fan. Just a rookie to fantasy baseball. And what do you think of my team?
    C: Mauer
    1B: Hosmer (just picked up from waivers thanks for the advice!)
    2B: Prado
    3B: Seager
    SS: Hanram (injured), A. Escobar
    OF: Puig, Carlos Gomez, Brantley, Marte (depth)
    Util: Werth
    SP: Strasberg, Wacha, Kluber, Cole, Archer, Eovaldi, A. Wood, Wheeler, Jaimie Garcia
    RP: KRod, Belisario, Balfour, Axford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Prado, I think you can prolly do better… Your pitching looks decent, Garcia and Wheeler could be droppable but I don’t know what’s available…

      • Charles says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you for the reply. I was holding Garcia to stream vs the Nationals this weekend then drop. But I can drop him today and pick up another pitcher. Here are the ones on my waivers:
        Burnett
        Milone
        Cingrani
        Harang
        Estrada
        Peavy
        Travis Wood
        Leake
        Henderson Alvarez
        Bauer

        • Charles says:
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          @Charles:

          Heaney is also available

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold him for the stream, then grab a guy with a good matchup for next week…

          • Charles says:
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            @Grey:

            Thank you! If not Prado then these 2B are on the waivers:

            Kendrick
            Wong
            Walker (injured)
            Turner
            Odor

            Slim pickings…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go Kendrick

  6. Will says:
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    10 team league using fangraphs points system. Do I continue to roll with Sandoval or go with the hot hand with Brock Holt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  7. tom says:
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    Trade felix and robot jones for freddie freeman and dexter fowler? 15 team 5×5 standard, 5 keeper, freeman can be kept for an extra year than felix. I have cobb, gray, porcello, eovoldi, tijuan, and gausman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid if you need a 1B

  8. UncleCarlie says:
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    ROS which 2B,daily league back ups do u want? Turner, Odor, Ackley, Miller, Mercer?

    Would you drop J. Harrison, E. Santana or Ottavino for any, all things being equal?

    I truly enjoy reading this site everyday, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor…Ottavino…Thanks!

  9. Texas Ranger says:
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    16 team mixed 5*5 – OPS instead of BA – more valuable next year Tavares or Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  10. J-FOH says:
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    There is this other thing I would rather do in Brazil right now but it’s NSFW

  11. Chris says:
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    10 team roto 5×5 AL-only: would you trade Yangervis for Adam Dunn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  12. Macio says:
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    Great write-up.

    Trying to survive 3B until Arenado gets healthy.

    In the meantime, Plouffe, Holt, or Turner?

    Thanks as always, and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt…You too!

  13. Butch Hobson says:
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    When can we dump Longoria? And yes, I mean the both of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both?

  14. Sherm says:
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    I need steals, but Ever Cab is taking me for a ride. James Jones instead, and Brandon Crawford at SS? 12 team 5×5 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  15. Paz says:
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    is Rafael Furcal worth a look? he’s leading off today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  16. JC3Bagger says:
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    Our league only places guys on waivers once they’re called up. With that said, I have the #1 waiver priority and I need to figure if I should wait this ship out to grab a bat if/when someone like Bryant or Baez gets the call, or if I jump on Heaney, who looks to be the next shoe to drop. My pitching staff consists of:

    Greinke
    Gray
    Richards
    Wily Peralta
    Bauer
    Taijuan Walker
    Pomeranz

    I’m leaning towards saving up my position for one of the bats (dynasty league, only a few keepers at each “color” band based on draft slot, etc.). Basically my question is whether Heaney is worth it citing the whole “no prospect is a sure thing” schtick, or have a top guy in mind and wait it out potentially weeks or months and grab the one I want.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Save for a position player

      • JC3Bagger says:
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        @Grey: I love when you confirm the way I’m leaning, makes things much easier that way! Follow-up: I’m leaning towards either Bryant or Baez, whoever gets the call first. Do you have an opinion?

  17. DA says:
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    Heaney or Walker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • DA says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  18. steve says:
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    You are correct Grey

    Rosenthal reporting that Taveras has been sent down, with the Adams activation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figured

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: If you have room to acquire and stash Taveras would you recommend doing that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: they consult with the closer for these call up/put down situations? extra job duty?

  19. MikeZ says:
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    so if you can only keep one (only one ML spot), who would you hold on to in a 12 team 5×5 league — Taijuan or Heaney? If I hold on to both, one of them has to be active, as our league has no bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: wow, literally 2 questions up.

  20. papasmurf says:
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    I beg to differ, sir! We smurfs are here and we are plotting to take over the world! Wait till we start making everything tiny. Too tiny for all your giant human hands hahaha! It started with he iPad mini and the mini hamburger, and of course, Mini-Me himself… but soon, all your appliances and items will only come in size XXXXXXXSM. Blue is the new cool~ baby!

    But… I have never heard of such a thing as a Japanese smurf–the Japanese are already tiny no need to be additional downsizing–so sell away on Tanaka-san!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

  21. Robert says:
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    I have Rajai Davis for Util spot. Drop him for Fowler, Revere or Holt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  22. The Great Zombino says:
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    Great blurb about Dickerson! This guys is totally underrated and his minor league numbers show that what he is doing isn’t flukey, on top of that he can hit lefties very well. He’s looking like Cargo when Cargo is healthy, which is never! So he’s basically healthy cargo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  23. Jack says:
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    Need Whip and Wins in H2H matchup
    Eovaldi vPIT(Locke) or Quintana vKC (Guthrie)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  24. Coco krispie says:
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    Obp keeper league

    Puig or springer/bogaerts

    Also puig or Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig…Puig

  25. Andrew says:
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    Is Masterson becoming usable again in 12 teamers? Put together a couple good starts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • @Grey: @Charles:

        Oh m god, I think I’m going to love this site. I think Jaime is a guy who could blowup any moment, but until he does, ride the guy. If he keeps his hit-count low, keeps the ball down, and maintains the nice K/BB ratio even if the SO drop-off as I suspect they will, he could seriously be one of the better Cardinals pitchers if he can keep himself on the mound……

        BUT, I would NOT hesitate to drop him if his stream is horrible tonight. He reminds me of when I was on the fence w/ Richards, knowing his talent and all of that…. but 0.2IP with medicore ratios keeping me out of 1st and in 3rd/12th in a deep roster league as it was, I thought I had too much SP fat. I strongly debated dropping him, but decided against and kept him for his next start but on my bench. He was fantastic. And I am happy to have him back in my lineup.

        Shelby, though, is a guy I’d jump ship on without even thinking. If he goes out there and dazzles again I’d consider holding.

        A small side-note to anyone who can pick up a pitcher to stream on a whim: Morton might be dropped thanks to the Cubs kinda pounding on him today, and his next start is vs the Rays…. I think if dropped he’s well worth adding, streaming, and moving on there. I expect people just to press the panic button even with his great pending start…. so keep alert. He is already trending downward in the drops.

        Thanks for the advice Grey- you seem like a hard worker and as a fellow fantasy player who can run low on time, I appreciate just reading your answers to the questions others have posed. Cheers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha… Thanks, man! Nice username…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re in the wrong post, btw

  26. Hey man, here is part of the convo we were having on the other thread:

    Malicious Phenom says:
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    @Grey:

    No one likes to use them, we just run out 10 SP’s each week. Its a H2H points league as follows for pitching:

    Scoring for Pitching Categories
    BBI Walks Issued (Pitchers) -1 point
    BS Blown Saves -2 points
    CG Complete Games 6 points
    ER Earned Runs -1 point
    HB Hit Batsmen -1 point
    HD Holds 2 points
    INN Innings 1 point
    K Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
    L Losses -3 points
    S Saves 5 points
    SO Shutouts 13 points
    W Wins 10 points
    Reply

    Grey

    Grey says:
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    A three save week is 15 points, that’s better than a one start starter who gets 4 Ks and a no decision…
    Reply

    Malicious Phenom says:
    June 13, 2014 at 11:24 am (link)

    @Grey: I agree, but my history with closers in this league has been awful. Closers seem to always implode on me on Sunday and cost me the wins in close games..

    here is my pitching staff..
    starters:
    Eovaldi, Nathan
    Fister, Doug
    Gallardo, Yovani
    Kennedy, Ian
    Smyly, Drew
    Soria, Joakim
    Tanaka, Masahiro
    Ventura, Yordano
    Verlander, Justin
    Wilson, C.J.

    Bundy, Dylan B
    Skaggs, Tyler DL
    Paxton, James DL
    Pineda, Michael DL
    Reply
    Grey

    Grey says:
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    Is this a keeper? Why do you have Bundy? Smyly and Kennedy in away starts isn’t better than a closer earning points… Britton this week will outearn half your starters…

    Malicious Phenom says:
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    @Malicious Phenom: it is a keeper league. I just don’t trust closers

    Anybody I could cut on my staff for Meyer?

    also here are my bats if you think any of them could be cut:
    C
    Gomes, Yan
    Freeman, Freddie
    Goldschmidt, Paul
    Cano, Robinson
    Rutledge, Josh
    Ramirez, Aramis
    Wright, David
    Gordon, Dee
    Segura, Jean
    Brantley, Michael
    Jones, Adam
    Kemp, Matt
    Stanton, Giancarlo
    Votto, Joey
    Yelich, Christian
    Baez, Javier
    Hamilton, Billy
    Trumbo, Mark
    Davis, Khris
    Morales, Kendrys

    we start 1 C 2 1B 2 2B 2 3B 2 SS 4 OF 1 DU 1 U

    this is a first place team, I have won 7 of 10 mgames

    THANKS!

    • @Malicious Phenom: who would I cut to add Britton? I keep Bundy cause I can keep him for the next 3 years. I think he is gonna be s tud..

  27. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Happy Friday the 13th. Buy or sell: Jason Voorhees is the greatest slasher villain of all time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell… Jeff Gilooly

      • Big Magoo

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        @Grey: Nice! I was thinking more along the lines of a fictional character who kills repeatedly, but if the criteria is an actual person who wields a large, blunt object that maims (intentionally or otherwise), I guess I’d cast my vote for Ron Jeremy. Though I don’t really think of him as a villain…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Nancy K. says:
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        @Grey: Awesome!!

  28. Uncrate says:
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    You’re right about Tanaka. I have him on my team, but I also have
    –King Felix (holding)
    –Jose Fernandez (done)
    –Kris Medlen (done)
    –Porcello (done)
    –Kleuber (dropped bc he sucked when I dropped him)

    So in reality, I should probably hang onto Tanaka. Because after him and Felix, I’m just throwing darts. Right?

    • Uncrate says:
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      @Uncrate: Oh and I had Pineda also, that was fun….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could see it there

  29. JAL says:
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    My rotation in my 12-team 5×5 redraft with an innings cap (I am well over pace at the moment): Strasburg, Sale, Kluber, Cashner, Hudson, Kennedy, Eovaldi, Kuroda. Due to a recent trade (my Holland for his Dozier and Moss) and bad luck with Henderson/Jones in beginning of season, my only closer is Qualls. Obv you need more info, but which SP/s should I look to move? Any closer targets? (I also would trade Jennings, Marte or Martin.) One dude in my league is hoarding 6 legit closers and is asking for my 1st and 2nd round picks so unfortunately those 6 are off table…many thanks on any advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson for a Donkeycorn?

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: I think you’re right…best trade value…would you mind ranking these guys/telling me which ones, if any, you wouldn’t trade Huddy for? Thanks! Perkins, Robertson, Romo, K-Rod, Janssen, Rosenthal, Grilli, Rodney.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Any of them… Look at Smokey’s rankings from yesterday

          • JAL says:
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            @Grey: Have a nice weekend.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @JAL: WAIT! Did I read right that you traded Holland for Dozier and Moss?! This season?! That dude is crazeballs! Nice haul!

  30. DomMattingly says:
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    Dropping Bonifacio, should I grab Beckham or Rutledge and is Walker worth grabbing off the wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham, sure on Walker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. Moosebiscuit says:
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    K Davis, Willingham, Seager, Polanco…..keep 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Polanco

  32. JustanUncle says:
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    would you trade polanco for tanaka? In need of starting pitching. in a 12 man keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: Earlier today I offered Polanco and Gallardo for Tanaka. Haven’t heard back.

        Also every time I type Tanaka I start typing Tatanka. Old WWF never tires!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA… Nice

  33. John says:
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    Looking to trade mesoraco and (eovaldi, ventura, kazmir) in that order for Posey? Good idea period? If so would you do it with all of them? THinking ill pick up alex wood more than likely.

    Am i on right track selling kazmir or can he generally keep this up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Mesoraco and sell Kazmir

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    Is Kennedy droppable in an 8 teamer for a stream? What about Minor?

    H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy yes, Minor no

  35. Goose says:
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    Random notes…

    In his last 9 IP, Aroldis Chapman has O ER, 2 H, 1 BB, and 18 Ks.

    In the past 14 days, the top four in wRC+ are: Chisenhall, McCutchen, Gattis, and… Kevin Kiermayer.

    In the past 30 days (102 PA), Chisenhall is batting .451.

    In the past 30 days, Colby Lewis has a 1.94 WHIP – worst among qualified starters. The next worst? Verlander, at 1.78.

    The best WHIP in the last 30 days? Chris Sale – 0.53. (over 32 IP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  36. Dom says:
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    Rest of season, Roark or Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  37. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    Is Eovaldi a good start today at home against the Pittsburghers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  38. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    I’m pretty much done with Aaron Hill, though I know you’ll say to hold on to him. I’ll give him till the end of the month and if he’s still sucking he’s gone. I’m solid on power, really need a speed / runs guy. Who’s the best pickup out of this bunch?

    Brandon Crawford, Justin Turner, Gordon Beckham, Alcides Escobar, Kolten Wong, Scooter Gennet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

      • Scarecrow Greinke says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man. I don’t say thanks enough, but I read your site with a cup off joe every morning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Jimmy Nelson and Alex Meyer worth stashing if I have the space? I’d be dumping Billy Butler for one of them, but I’m pretty sure that’s what you’re supposed to do–take a dump when you have poop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nelson

      • The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I actually already added Nelson (for K. Wong) before asking; I wanted confirmation from you. So would you drop Butler for Meyer as well (AKA hold both Nelson and Meyer)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now

          • The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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            @Grey: Awesome, thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  40. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I was looking at Roark as a buy, But I already have Strasburg , Fister and Zimmermann. Is it not good to have too many from the same team. Thanks again have a great weekend .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I meant is owning 4 pitchers from the same team a bad thing? I see what I wrote make no sense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not a bad thing if they’re good

  41. Mike says:
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    Drop Rajai Davis for Odorizzi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  42. Dan says:
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    Start Cobb@HOU and McHugh vs.TB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  43. Count de Monetball says:
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    Grey, drop Taveras for which of the following:
    Ervin Santana, Porcello, Masterson or Heaney.
    FWIW, I would you this slot as a pick and choose starter (essentially stream as I have limited moves and and am above pace for an innings limit league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  44. Steve says:
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    Bryce Harper for Mike Minor? or Ryu? Which side?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  45. mike says:
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    I have Mat Latos coming off the DL this weekend but his tied to Yvanni Gallardo.
    Any thoughts who of the two I should keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Yovani

  46. Bill says:
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    Bruce + Taveras for Tanaka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  47. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Better stash Derek Holland or Dillon Gee? Thanks and keep up the good work my man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  48. from that other fantasy site..lol:

    Cubs placed OF Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list with a right rib cage injury.
    Bonifacio suffered the ailment in his first at-bat during Thursday’s game. It’s not clear at this point how long the speedster will be sidelined. Ryan Sweeney has been activated from the DL to take his spot on the roster and should see the bulk of the starts in center field.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now I just need ESPN to DL him

  49. another one, in case you didn’t hear yet

    Cardinals optioned OF Oscar Taveras to Triple-A Memphis.
    It turns out that Taveras’ promotion two weeks ago winds up being just a brief audition. The top prospect hit .189/.225/.297 with one homer over 10 games, and the Cards decided with Matt Adams returning from the disabled list that they wouldn’t be able to give Taveras enough playing time in order to justify keeping him on the roster. It appears at this point that it will take an injury to someone for Taveras to get another shot, as St. Louis doesn’t view him as a legitimate option in center field.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  50. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    McHugh or Gausman now and ROS? I guess Gausman would be the keeper with his upside, but I don’t get that he’s going to see a lot of starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh…Gausman for a keeper

  51. JustanUncle says:
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    is Seager dropable if I have Zimmerman on the bench? should i test the market and see what I can get for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, test market

  52. troy says:
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    Would u add Rutledge for a injured bomifacio? Out of dl spots need some help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  53. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Drop Bauer for chase Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  54. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Would you rather:

    Milone vs TEX, vs BOS
    or
    Ross @ SEA, vs LAD

    For weekly H2H pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

  55. jamie says:
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    Yordano or Gausmen in a keeper? Same price Need to trade one in a polanco package.

  56. anoraxx says:
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    Grey,what is your take on Bruce? Do you still have faith in him this season? Why do you think he struggles?

    • Bunny says:
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      @anoraxx: Drop him for Dickerson if you can. Who’s going to pick him up in your league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be the knee issue… But I have faith in him, and thinks he’ll come out of it…

  57. Hondo says:
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    Kendrys or Fatt ? 12×12 H2H,20 Cats
    Would be bench,UT.

    Have Miggy and Lonnie for 1B and 3B,.Rzimm and Xander for CI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fatt

  58. Bunny says:
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    Not often someone references the Minneapolis based WWF scene of my youth. : )

    Focus now. Betances or Qualls, all things considered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Qualls

  59. Charles says:
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    Forgot I have Matt Adams stashed on my DL. Picked up Hosmer per your advise earlier today. Which 1B do I stick with ROS? 12 team points league. THANK YOU!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  60. would you drop Skaggs for Alex Meyer in my 10 team h2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  61. JFK says:
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    In a 12-team H2H keeper, trying to patch some holes:

    C – Lucroy
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Matty Carp
    3B – Machado
    SS – Danny Santana
    OFs – Trout/Joey Bats/CarGomez
    Utility – Braun
    Bench – Xander/Khrush

    SPs – Anibal/Shields/CJ/Eovaldi/Colon/Stroman/Heaney
    RPs – Cishek/Reed/LaTroy
    DL – Gio/Holland

    Machado and Xander have been tough to play, but hard to drop w/Machado as a 20th rounder next season and Xander w/his 3B/SS-eligibility (and Santana likely to level off soon).
    Would you drop any of those three for Neil Walker, Josh Harrison or Casey McGehee to shore up 3B (Matty Carp would slide to 3B if I picked up Walker)?
    Or for Alex Wood, Drew Smyly or Chase Anderson to bolster my rotation?

    Thanks!

    • JFK says:
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      @JFK: Just saw that Niese is also on the wire, so adding him to that last list…thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly over Colon

  62. Goose! says:
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    I have Arcia, and I have Span, and I have Danny Santana. Coco Crisp is available on waivers right now in my 12 team keeper h2h category wins league (R, HR, RBI, OBP, SLG, SB). Do I drop one of those for Crisp and which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Goose!: beware of Crisp tho he sits out alot

  63. mraccoe says:
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    I’ve got Gardner and Ozuna in my lineup everyday, but want to pick up Dickerson while he’s hot. How would you rank Dickerson, Gardner and Ozuna for ROS?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner, Ozuna

  64. Ahowe says:
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    Who is more likely to keep it up longer? Kazmir or Keuchel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir

      • Ahowe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Trying to pick a sell high guy to package for Cueto

  65. The Big Dickerson says:
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    FACT: Trevor Bauer looks just like Matthew Perry.

    Ok so… My OFers are: Jose Bautista, Michael Brantley, Khris Davis, Corey Dickerson, and Bryce Harper on my DL.

    Should I trade Bryce Harper for pitching? I’m being offered Minor

    I have: Lester, Hamels, Masterson, Quintana, Jaime Garcia, Wily Peralta… K-Rod, Britton, Allen, Jake McGee (I’m trying the super bullpen strategy because my pitching’s a been thin)

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d take Minor in non keeper

  66. Bwteet says:
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    Drop Will Meyers for willingham pick up? Or wait it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  67. studPL says:
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    Hi,

    Ozuna or Arcia in keepers?

    Thanks!

  68. Hypo here, do you think if Waino has some serious arm trouble, Cards put Carlos Martinez in the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could

      • @Grey: Worth watching. Cards are saying Waino will throw tomorrow, if not good he will be DL’d

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carlos Martinez would need to be sent down to get stretched out, nowhere near starting

  69. Andrew says:
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    Rank for today?

    Quintana vs Royals ($4)
    McHugh vs Rays ($2)
    Harang vs Angels ($4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with SON

  70. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    who would you pickup with Taveras getting sent back down (our league has an NA slot)… D Santana, Dickerson, Yelich, Fowler, Willingham, Kemp–pick top 2 (multiple leagues). Thanks!

  71. Do you think its best to pick up Gausman and drop Bauer ole wise one? Also have McCarthy. Not sure which two to keep. Which of the two should be on my roster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Gausman… He’s out of the rotation

  72. Pedro Cerrano says:
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    Grey

    Is Buchanan or cosart a streaming option tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  73. troy says:
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    Drop bonifacio for rutledge?

  74. Here is a good LAUGH!

    Yankees signed RHP Heath Bell to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
    Bell posted a 4.22 ERA over 10 Triple-A appearances for the Orioles before opting out of his contract because he was told a promotion wasn’t imminent. He likely has a similar deal worked out with the Yankees. Bell could very well find his way back onto the big league roster, but his days of fantasy relevance are surely over.
    Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a joke

  75. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    re dickerson: noticed that his next 6 are:
    3 @SF
    3 @LAD

    hittertron ranks him #279 for the next 7 days. his record against them is weak.

    i own him. should be gold ROS. just don’t be shocked if he doesn’t return a lot the next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hear ya on that

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey: having said that, he could get 3 HR tonight vs. lincecum with wind out at 10 mph

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So you’re saying I should bench Lincecum?

          • Simply Fred

            simply fred says:
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            @Grey: i am bad at pitching. understand col not-so-strong hitting away. still, with linc’s nearly 5 era, sub 90 fb, 9.4 SwStr%, don’t see the upside myself. obviously, another learning op for me!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s no guarantee that’s for sure…

              • Simply Fred

                simply fred says:
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                @Grey: touche’! i don’t have a clue to the keys to running lincecum–that’s why you are THE MASTER!

                I bow in honor…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, pitched a decent game… On my bench… I had Smyly and Lackey streamed and when they pitched well, I didn’t want to press my luck…

  76. smegma says:
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    Trade K.Davis for Keuchel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  77. Clubber Lane says:
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    Great Clubber Lang comment…On selling Tanaka…Come on man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  78. Eric Nosebar says:
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    14 team h2h weekly points league. Odorizzi and W-Y Chen both have 2 starts next week. Odorizzi gets BAL HOU at home. Chen is at TB, at NYY (Tanaka).
    Is either worthy of starting over Peralta (@Ari, @Col).
    And secondly, would you drop Estrada to stream Odorizzi or Chen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi…Drop Estrada

  79. JP says:
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    Thanks for article, how would you rank these players ROS:

    Kemp, Morse, Willingham, K. Davis, Dickerson, Hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Kemp, Morse

  80. Jonny B says:
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    Best upside waiver wire OF pickup for ROS out of…

    Dexter Fowler, Corey Dickerson, Josh Willingham.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  81. Dave says:
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    taveras worth holding on to in 12 team? or cut him loose? was a bench bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut

  82. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    best stream today in QS and k/bb instead of K’s.
    quintana vs KC
    fausto vs CUBS (SON likes this the best, but i’m worried about that)
    arrieta @ PHI
    2.for a different league i’m assuming the floyd tomorrow vs LAA is better than any of these and adding in hutchison @ BAL (he’s good on road), and masterson @ BOS (hard to trust him yet)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana…yeah, Floyd

  83. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    picked up s.pearce to sub for one of the TEX OF (who all play F-Her today). so my OF and util today in this 20 teamer will be stanton/ozuna/pearce and one out of rios/choo/leonys. guessing rios is the best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  84. Matty says:
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    Which side do you prefer: Big Papi or Sandoval?

    I generally have El Grande Dolor at 1B, but have been doing waiver wire 3B all season.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Papi

  85. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Please rank ROS: ozuna, marte, k.davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

      • Fielder's fatties says:
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        @Grey: which one of the other 2 is best?

  86. goodfold2 says:
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    1. mesoraco or rosario today only? Hitter T says mesoraco (at least he’s in a hitter’s park)
    2. with rios playing King H today, bench him for any of solarte/polanco/lesser of mesoraco/rosario. i do need steals so messing with this might not be smart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco…play Rios

  87. Wadeboggs says:
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    Trying to obtain kershaw after my trade was vetoed by the 6 required teams of the league (discussed the obnoxious situation in your Morning thread). Anyway wondering which of these Offers would be giving up the least for me? Which of these trades should I definitely not do? Or should I hold? Again my pitchers are Teheran, Cobb, grey, Cashner, chavez, morton. My offense is Pujols, hill/Zobrist, alcides/segura, plouffe/arenado, Adam jones, Bautista, marte (Davis and singleton utility and reserve):

    Segura, marte, Chavez
    Segura, marte, Cashner
    Segura, marte, Khris Davis/singleton
    Segura, sonny grey, Khris Davis/singleton
    Segura, cobb, Khris Davis/singleton

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do any of them except Cobb… Send Marte and Chavez first, then Marte and Davis/Singleton

  88. Fish says:
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    Re: Gordon Beckham

    As Razzball’s senior correspondent in Brazil – it’s true, I live in São Paulo – I can verify that Brazilians have mastered this technique called “multiitasking.” It’s fascinating. They can eat kilos of meat with smearing their facial paint AND intensely watch futebol.

    Razzball goal during World Cup: one soccer refernce per day. Oh your italians play tomorrow against England. It should be a barnburner of the 1-0 score varieties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Let’s get ‘em Italians, first one to one wins!

  89. goodfold2 says:
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    hitter T hates stubbs/rutledge/hill. hill the worst it says. i’m thinking stubbs is the bench? also have dickerson in this league so i’m really stacking up COL hitters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It hates Rockies on the road in general…. Stubbs is on bench

  90. OaktownSteve says:
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    Soccer has to be watched on Univision. Period. Espn blows.

    I think good Toronto shows up against Ubaldo tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m streaming three guys tonight, no Ubaldo though, so they can have at it

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        There were some nice stream options in the FCL today but Magoo beat me to them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoping mine are the nice ones…

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I wouldn’t worry about it too much. My streaming results have been pretty mediocre, and I can’t buy a win in that league.

          I do like Bartolo at home against the Padres, if they manage to get that game in tonight. Seems like it’s storming in the entire Northeast area.

  91. The talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Drop any of these for Snyder?

    Steve Pearce,
    David lough
    Stefen Romero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

      • The talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        @Grey: make any difference if I say I’m short on power?

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Gamecock!…Steve Pearce that is…and me for that matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Lough

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that’s one deep ass league right there. esp if you actually own all three, probably like a 24 teamer or so, or maybe 20 if you have 4-5 starting OF spots.

  92. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    It’s a shame that Juan Francisco can’t hit lefties, cause his power is immense. Could do some serious damage in an everyday role (and probably K 250 times). Just helped me crack the 100 point barrier in the Champions League. Keep ‘em coming brother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  93. Hometown Hero says:
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    I have been approached in an AL only 12 team league with a Coco Crisp for Danny Santana trade. I know I should accept the trade but Santana is on fire and Coco scares the crap out of me with his injury history. Should I accept immediately?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Crisp

  94. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Btw, I like how you go out on a limb with some of your sells (EE, Tanaka). It takes some testicular fortitude to dispense that kind of advice.

    And I agree with you on Tanaka. He looks like a real deal top-5 fantasy SP, but if someone can get a Gomez or an Abreu for him, I think it’s a solid move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… Thanks!

  95. Mello Yello says:
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    Heaney Watch, Day 13:

    Dear Diary,

    The Marlins’ brass are a bunch of dicks. I blame Loria….I wish he was racist so we could cu de gras him Sterling style, you piece of shizz

    ~Mello

    (Perhaps not surprisingly, most of my entries have followed a similar pattern haha)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  96. Mike says:
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    Happy Friday!

    Two questions:

    Wong/aviles/lemahieu/Villar/Crawford or Hardy in my Mi spot?I have hardy but could drop

    And

    Niese/c Anderson for a pickup after I drop colon after the stream today

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong…Niese

  97. Todd says:
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    Keeper league
    Trout for puig and tanaka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig side, but it’s close

  98. 10 team H2H. Low men on the totem pole are Archer & Shelby Miller. Would you drop one to pick-up Alex Wood or Taijuan Walker next week? Maybe hold Miller & use the Archer slot for streaming? No SP limit. Thanks, u da man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood… Depends who has better next few starts between Miller and Archer

  99. Son of a Beachy says:
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    I’m not sure why the Marlins are still keeping Heaney in AAA… Randy Wolf blows, he’ll show that soon enough.

    Anywho, in a keeper league, who wins this trade, on pure value? Darvish/Castellanos or Wright/Ryu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish

  100. J-FOH says:
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    I streamed Arrieta in all my leagues I don’t care about and non in the ones I do. I hate myself more today than usual

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @J-FOH: I streamed Elias in both RCLs yesterday, Eovaldi in the league that you hate today, and Wilson in the FCL today. I have the fecal touch when it comes to streaming right now.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Big Magoo: If you have the Fecal touch then I have the foresight of Jerry Dipoto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  101. Bucky says:
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    Hey guys, I need to make room for Latos and I do not know who to drop…

    I am thinking of either Yordano Ventura, Jon Niese, Weaver or maybe even Bryan Shaw.

    12-team, H2H that counts Holds and Quality Starts.

    Thanks guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  102. Jay says:
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    Time to bail on McHugh and eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh, sure

  103. J-FOH says:
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    Welcome back Fat Adams. I heart the Moobs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who doesn’t love a good set of moobs?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: BBBBRRRRRRRRITSKI!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  104. Whodat says:
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    Who wins in these trades?

    Ellsbury for Perkins and Utley

    Marte for pedroia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ells… Pedroia

      • Whodat says:
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        Sorry to be a broken record but u would trade Ellsbury for Utley and Perkins? But not pedroia for marte?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither

  105. BlameItOnHoffman says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m stacked in the closer department so I’m trying to trade one of my guys for some pitching. I’ve got Romo, Koji and Perkins right now and I can decent value for each of them. Basically, who of these three guys would you want to trade the most/ least want on your team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade any of them, they’re just closers… Romo first

  106. Whodat says:
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    ^ need a 2nd basemen and can use saves.

  107. Mike says:
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    Gee, liriano, Niese ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  108. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    Hello my friend, always a pleasure and your advice always serves my team well.

    Please pick 3 for ROS..10 team, h2h standard 5×5 cat:

    Henderson Alvarez, eovaldi, mchugh, stroman

    • Grey #1 Fan says:
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      @Grey #1 Fan:

      Sorry meant to write pick 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Stroman

  109. DomMattingly says:
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    My pitchers are:
    Kershaw
    Lackey
    Eovaldi
    Porcello
    Chavez
    Frieri
    C Janssen
    K Rod
    Soria
    Samardzija
    Wacha
    Pomeranz

    My MI are
    A Ramirez
    Wong
    Beckham

    Thinking if dropping a SP for Neil Walker. Who should I drop? Should I hold? Sorry for all of the MI questions!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  110. nick the dick says:
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    Ok why the fuck is arrieta good? I decided to stream lincecum instead of him while my opponent grabbed arrieta so i fully expect timmys tits to get ripped later. Is arrieta still fluking or is this clown worth streams now? I would think with tristan cockbreath recommending him today i should stay far far away but jeez 7 shutout innings with 9 ks on top of his other solid starts is making me rethink my whole life…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Arrieta

  111. Mat says:
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    Is Hector Rondon out as the CHC closer? Ramirez is in a save situation against the Phils tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’ve been mixing and matching

      • Mat says:
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        @Grey: I thought Rondon was the closer but after his 3 earned run blown save a few appearances ago they decided to give Ramirez/Strop the next SV oppo to rest Rondon…ugh hate closers by committees.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  112. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team H2H with QS/L thrown in as well

    Eovaldi or Ervin Santana?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Big League Choo: I’ve thought of this arguement all day (because I totally knew you were going to ask this)…Now I’m on Santana’s side…not saying his start tonight didn’t help…it REALLY didn’t help #noesbuenoahora

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  113. Mello Yello says:
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    Who was that guy who besmerched me earlier and said not to stream Hutchinson?…I hope for whatever reason that dude remembers that Mello Yello guy…okay, he’s decent (all you really have yo do is wait for Cram It to delve an amazing fact and you’ll look and maybe even sound like a genius)…Jake Arrieta for that azz too by the way now that I didn’t have a segway for that

  114. Big League Choo says:
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    Hutch has crazy home and away splits….im starting him anytime hes not in the Rogers Centre

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  115. Eric says:
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    Offered Gray and Beltran for Bruce, could use pitching. Keeper league. Hold Bruce or go for it? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Just Wacha better option?

  116. Norbs says:
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    Lind has been my 1B flavor of the week. Drop for either K Morales or M Napoli? 12 team H2H.
    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  117. DLed says:
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    Hello, love you articles!

    Drop Trumbo for matt Adams?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You don’t have DL room?

  118. mick says:
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    Please rank these for dynasty league now and future.
    Springer, Singleton, Tavares, Buxton, Bryant, Alcantera

    • mick says:
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      Btw this sight rocks and all you guys are awesome. Thanks for doing what you do.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, Taveras, Singleton

  119. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5, roto. With Boneface going down it looks like I’m rocking Rutledge at 2B.

    Would you offer my Choo for any of the following 2B: Kinsler / Pedroia / Altuve? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them, in that order

  120. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I was offered Moss and Minor for Seguera and Craig. Do it?

    • TheMuppetManiac says:
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      Segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine if you need power and pitching

  121. Project Merkin says:
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    Hi Grey! Sorry to contact you on your weekend hours.

    With your blessing, I picked up Lance Lynn for today’s start, and then as soon as the games started, dropped him for Familia.

    Then Lynn goes and throws that gem. Should I pick him back up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  122. Manuelo says:
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    Hey Grey! I can add Heaney at the expense of one of these three pitchers: Travis Wood, Justin Masterson and Alfredo Simon. Who’s most deserving of the ol’ boot? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson

  123. Jon says:
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    I think I could get Abreu and Sale for some combo of my Gausman, Polanco, Hosmer, Arenado or Odor. Those are all young guys I really like, but Sale and Abreu would be a sick return, even if it takes all of them. What would you suggest? Who should I offer?

    • Jon says:
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      Btw, if you couldn’t guess based on the players, this is a deep-ish keeper (keep 18)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman and Odor

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        ain’t no way in hell that that’s going to cut it .
        throw in hosmer and it still probably won’t get the job done .
        cust .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly not

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        btw … that was rather insightful … what you had to say , earlier , about “listening” …
        for a relative newbie …
        will you be offering more counseling advice , or just gonna sit back on your laurels ?
        here’s one you can try —> “i’m going to stick with what we said before , unless you
        have any new information ” .
        (let me know how that works for you ) .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  124. JFK says:
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    In a 12-team H2H keeper, just received an offer of E5 for Cueto, where Cueto would be an 11th round keeper next season.
    Leaves my pitching incredibly thin, but I’m rolling w/Crush Davis at 1B right now, and he’s killing my team…roll call, yay or nay?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Edwin

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Greycarlo…would you still do it modified to E5/Bailey/Jonathan Gray for Crush Davis/Cueto?
        Patience has run out with Crush and I can’t give up Cueto w/o getting an arm back, although I have a feeling rolling with Bailey may cause the same degree of frustration.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, not a slam dunk, depends how badly you’ll miss Cueto

  125. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey and thanks in advance. Do I go with Arrieta or quintana in 12 team 5×5 qs (no W)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  126. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Arieta, stroman, or Hutchinson?
    Pick 1. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  127. john says:
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    Eovaldi getting free pass cause he was thinking of his wife’s vasuzz. Gotta temper expectations but he still ahead if the Alex wood walker types?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  128. Jon says:
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    Following up on my above question, how about if I add Kemp? Kemp, Odor, Gausman for Abreu, Sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it, pretty lopsided for you

  129. DLed says:
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    Drop Trumbo for matt Adams?

    No DL room I have Cargo, Harper and Trumbo currently on the DL

    Thanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @DLed: Yessir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  130. john says:
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    Mesoraco ticking meeee offffffff….k feel bit better

    Perez still out on wire but was trying to wait hope or trade meso first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How are you trading Mesoraco when Perez is as good and on wire?

  131. Bob says:
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    Hey grey!! Love your posts, quick question, which pitcher would you add for week 12?

    Tanner Roark : (home vs Houston & home vs Atlanta)

    Marcus Stroman: (away in Bronx vs Yankees & away in Cincy vs reds)

    Josh tomlin: ( home vs angels & home vs tigers)

    I’d be using these pitchers at RP slot since all of these have RP eligibility.

    Which bat would you add; Kendrys morales, or Danny Santana, I’d be dropping oscar taveras

    Just noticed votto & Hosmer are free for the taking.

    I’m leaning toward Roark & votto what about you?

    Thank you master grey aka The G-Unit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Roark and Votto

  132. gareth says:
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    Terry Collins is an idiot.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @gareth: Yessir

  133. gareth says:
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    The mets are up by 4. Bartolo has sat for a while. Hrs over 100 pitches. Hes fat.

    Why bring him out in the 8th?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @gareth: I believe you brushed on that with your prior statement

  134. gareth says:
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    Just to be clear – I streamed Colon tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  135. Mikey B says:
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    I like your WWF reference to Bobby “the Brain”. I believe he was also referred to as “the weasel”….by Mean Gene.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  136. Abdoozy says:
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    Mesoraco.

    Pre-DL: .468/.509/.787 3 HR 13 RBI K%:18.9 BABIP .543 10 Ks, 4 BB in 13 games
    Post-DL: .200/.241/.467 6 HR 14 RBI K%:30.4 BABIP .200 24 Ks, 4 BB in 22 games

    When will people realize something isn’t right with him? For some reason the CW is “stick with the Groundhog”. Someone explain to me why his April games matter but the June games don’t. Because his June has been horrid:

    June: .138/.167/.241 1 HR 2 RBI K%:40.0 BABIP .188 12 Ks, 1 BB in 9 games.

    That he’s still the #9 most owned C in ESPN leagues can’t just be hope based on April results, can it? Are 9 dingers from a catcher that mesmerizing?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Abdoozy: This year, yes. Mesoraco slipped out of the top 5, but he’s still borderline top 10, unless he continues this, how you say, horrid pace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, he wasn’t a .468 hitter and he’s not a .200 hitter either, just small sample sizes…

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I get the SSS thing.
        But preseason he wasn’t anything close to top 5 (someone I respect greatly had him at #18), and it seems the only reason he crept up the charts is that super-small-sample-size from two weeks in April.

        It’s like we *want* him to be what he probably isn’t.. Optimism is addictive, especially with catchers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not completely true, he was a top hitting prospect coming up…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: he had 4 hits first day back from DL.

  137. Playgrounder says:
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    Drop Eovaldi and stream the spot at this point, right?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Playgrounder: Probably the smart move

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you must

  138. Spammer Jay says:
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    hey Grey, any prob with me trading Cano for Scherzer? I need K’s and W’s. I’m leading most hitting cats. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  139. Anthony Gayton says:
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    My Choo for his Alex Gordon? My patience on Choo is waning..

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Anthony Gayton: I’d hold Choo, but I feel your pain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  140. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    What value does Belisario have in a points league that doesn’t count holds. 10 team h2h standard. Zero, right?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn: Do they count saves? If so, he’s definitely got value. I’ve already add/drop/added him again. He is shaky, but closers are tough to come by, and it’s going to take a long string of fudging up before he gets taken out of the gig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What do Holds have to do with him?

  141. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    SIDE A:
    Felix Hernandez
    Evan Longoria
    Sin Shoo Choo

    SIDE B:
    Miguel Cabrera

    Flip coin or is one side heavier?

    • Eric says:
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      @Jayrod Ceol: Probably depends on how deep the league is.

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Eric: 12tm OPS points league. Highly competitive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  142. Playgrounder says:
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    Starting Latos @Mil ?

    • Matt says:
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      @Playgrounder: yes, by all accounts Latos has his “stuff” back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  143. geegee says:
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    drop loney for holt?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @geegee: Sure. Holt is about to be elgible in the OF too if he already isn’t in your league as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Pick 2 to roster:

    Vogelsong
    Peralta
    Arrieta
    Eovaldi

  145. paulzone says:
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    Need power. Would you trade Bumgarner for Cruz or Moss?

    My remaining pitchers:
    Anibal, Gray, Keuchel, Porcello, Pomeranz, Leake, Heaney

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @paulzone: Cruz yes, Moss I like, but I don’t think he’s worth that much yet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  146. Matt says:
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    Weekly 15team roto league, need to jump up a bit in wins (8.5pts), my era is second-to-worst (2pts), but my whip is good (10/15pts), I’m pretty sure I sound like a masochist, but would you start Tomlin for the week (2starts, against LAA and DET). Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Matt: Is Tomlin that painful to own? Probably beats out most of the garbage on the wire. Who are you starting him (or potentially starting) him over?

      • Matt says:
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        @Mello Yello: well as previously stated the league is deep, roto weekly league 5 SP, 3 RP slots so my staff is Price, Latos, Kluber, Eovaldi Beckett, then in the RP slot I mix and match Richards, Smyly, Tomlin. Rondon and Doolittle are my closers and I just heard Rondon has some elbow issues so I was debating sliding Tomlin into that RP slot. There’s no streaming in my league, as we can only make 2 waiver pickups a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s your one of two waiver wire pick ups for the month? Eh

  147. Mike says:
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    Would u start Archer vs Astros today?
    Thx!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: YES…Archer is a must-start vs. pretty much everyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  148. Cole says:
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    Jonathan Niese was just dropped in my 12 team reagular fantasy league so I was wondering if I should pick him up. Here are my pitchers:
    Kershaw
    Wheeler
    Rosenthal
    Reed
    Cashner
    Eovaldi
    McHugh
    Dickey
    Hughes
    Hutchison
    Greinke
    And then I got A. wood and walker on the DL/NA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole: Lose Eovaldi for him

      • Cole says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  149. Mello Yello says:
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    Eovaldi for Niese

  150. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Milone v TEX, v BOS
    or
    Odorizzi v BAL, v HOU

  151. Porcello Sho Blow! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I have no idea if you are still out there today, but I have a SP question – Drop Bauer to add Heaney?

    Starting Staff
    Bailey
    Gio
    Minor
    Gray
    Peralta
    Morton
    Walker

    Thanks much.

  152. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Please rank Adams, Seager and Marte in a vacuum and ROS.

    Thanks

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: so you would drop seager to activate Adams right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  153. Steve says:
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    Morales or Arcia ROS?
    Thx

  154. Eric S Bateman says:
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    I have 4 closers, Doolittle, Robertson, Cishek and Jansen…but my O is lagging more so than my pitching. Im the thinest at 3rd with only Prado and Castellanos. Our league is 12 teams HTH scoring. Im sitting at .500 and in 6th place but trending the wrong direction. On O I have the following starters Molina, Freeman, Cano, Aybar, Stanton, Gardner, Springer, Morse, Ellsbury, LaRoche, A.Escobar with 2 bench guys in Tavares and Castellanos. 2 questions would you hold on to Tavares? Can only keep 4 players for next year and would you try to move say Doolittle for a 3rdbaseman ?

    My pitching consists of the 4 closers mentioned above along with Bailey, Kluber, Eovaldi, Shields, Ventura, Iwakuma, Kennedy, Heany and Paxton(on DL). So not great but decent, Im getting killed in O categories…so what kind of move would you suggest?

      • Eric S Bateman says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  155. Basement Artie says:
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    Brandon Phillips’s new delta chi name is B Flips.

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Cypress Hill action

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And you know that!

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Grey: was thinking more phonetically, as in beef lips.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  156. tank1 says:
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    Which side would you prefer: Teheran/Kendrick or Pedroia/Kennedy? Thanks.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @tank1: Pedey…I know he’s off to a slow start, but he fails to disappoint over the long haul

  157. SDB says:
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    14 team league.

    Is offering Michael Wacha and Jed Lowrie for Dustin Pedroia fair offer? Good offer?
    At pitching I should be fine with Cobb, Teheran, Gray, Yordano, Roark, Latos…

    Thanks in advance.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SDB: Yeah…seems like buying low on Pedroia is the cool thing to do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SDB: Sounds fine

  158. Wilson says:
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    Hi am worry about Greinke

    He didn’t pitch well like he was before middle of May.
    Should I worry about him for ROS? Thanks.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilson: Nope

  159. Mike says:
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    6*6 w/OBP & QS. I am looking for starting pitching.

    Ian Desmond or Heyward
    for
    Price

    (Neither is an acceptable answer, too.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Heyward for Price

  160. SMLV1 says:
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    1. *Updated Ranks* BENCH 3 –

    (6) Rizzo @PHI facing Buchanan
    (10) Springer @Home facing Archer
    (48) Choo @SEA facing E. Ramirez
    (70) Rios @SEA facing E. Ramirez
    (65) Chisenhall @BOS facing Peavy
    (92) Moss @Home facing Kuroda
    (156) Polanco @MIA facing Wolf (Lefty)

    (Grey, Yesterday you said Choo, Rios and Polanco. Still benching Polanco after his hot game?)

    2. BENCH 3 for tomorrow –

    (43) Springer @Home facing Price (Lefty)
    (74) Chisenhall @BOS facing Workman
    (79) Rizzo @PHI facing Burnett
    (88) Polanco @MIA facing H. Alverez
    (121) Choo @SEA facing Iwakuma
    (148) Rios @SEA facing Iwakuma
    (158) Moss @Home facing Nuno (Lefty)

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo, Chisen, Rios… Choo, Rios, Moss… Trade excess OFs…

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: I totally agree about trading but I cant figure out where im weakest and what I need.

        Molina – C
        Goldy – 1B
        Dozier – 2B
        Wright – 3B
        Andrus – SS
        Stanton – OF
        Choo – OF
        Rios – OF
        Springer – OF
        Rizzo – 1B
        Moss – 1B,OF
        Polanco – OF
        Chisenhall – 1B,3B

        E. Santana
        Cueto
        Shields
        Fister
        Eovaldi
        DL – Gio Gonzalez
        Ventura
        N/A – T. Walker
        Rosenthal
        Papelbon
        Frieri

        10 Team Y! standard league. 3 OF and 2 Util.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Your pitching…

  161. Red says:
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    We starting Richards at the ATL? Leading in my h2h : W, K, ERA, WHIP

    W – 4 K – 32 ERA – 2.10 WHIP – 1.00

    Opponent – W – 1 K – 45 ERA – 4.00 WHIP – 1.11

    Not worried about catching him in Ks. Just wanna win ERA and WHIP. Opponent is starting Wheeler vs SD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  162. hankg says:
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    Which struggling closer do you prefer: Nathan or Balfour? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nathan

  163. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trade heyward for fister in a keeper? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  164. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Got offered Jean Segura for Cody Allen. Should I run to accept this? Already got Frieri, Uehara, Robertson, and Rodney as closers. If I accept, who should I drop: Brandon Crawford or Hardy?
    Thanks and hope your weekend is off to a great start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Accept… Lose Hardy

  165. Andrew says:
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    Any of these streamable today? 12 team roto

    Hahn at Mets ($4.3)
    Morton at Marlins ($5)
    Bergman at Giants (-$6)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Andrew: Charles in Charge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  166. insanemembrane says:
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    couple questions grey:
    1) in a keeper league, ozuna or polanco
    2) for the ROS, ozuna or polanco
    3) which side of these deals are best

    hunter pence /ozuna/ian kennedy for rios and polanco

    jon lester/ian kennedy/hunter pence for rios/scherzer.

    I think now migh the time to sell lester and kennedy: ( i think i projected these out rigiht)
    lesters next starts (min/oak/nyy/bal/chw/kc/tor/tor)
    kennedys (nym/lad/sf/cin/col/lad/chc/atl)
    scherzers (kc/cle/hou/TB/lad/cle/arz/laa/col)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco…Ozuna…Rios side

  167. goodfold2 says:
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    volquez or porcello going forward in QS and K/bb?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: or i could drop collmenter instead of porcello for volquez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  168. Wilson says:
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    Hi pick two starters on 6/15

    Burnett vs CHN (SON $18)
    Iwakuma vs TEX ($16.2)
    Kennedy vs NYM ($15.2)
    Garcia vs WSH ($14.5)
    Estrada vs CIN ($14.3)
    Beckett vs ARI ($14.2)
    Procello vs MIN ($12.1)
    Chavez vs NYY ($8.8)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Iwakuma

  169. Eric Nosebar says:
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    Better to drop Wily P or Estrada? Marco seems on verge of losing his spot in rotation, no? And please rank the following potential replacements ROS- Odorizzi, Morton, Liriano, Elias, Skaggs, J Nelson, Gee. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada… Odorizzi

  170. Basement Artie says:
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    Was thinking more phonetically, like beef lips.

  171. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you lose Rosario for Sal? Rosario has been useless and sits pretty often (sitting again today). I’m mad I took this loser ahead of the likes of Lucroy and Gattis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go ahead

  172. Mike says:
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    Got two keeper league offers for Strasburg (6*6 w/OBP & QS). FWIW, I have a weakness at 1B.

    Rizzo for Stras
    or
    Freeman for Stras

    Which one, or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freeman

  173. goodfold2 says:
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    rosscup up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  174. Bye Felicia says:
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    I just hauled Votto & Longoria for my Todd Frazier,Hishsi Iwakuma, And Fernando Rodney!
    How’d I do? LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  175. Eric Nosebar says:
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    Two questions for you Grey:

    In a keeper I have Archie Bradley forever in round 16. Is Fister a reasonable return? Or should I hold out for Kinsler, Longoria or Latos?

    And is it time to cut bait on Leonys in a deep points mixer? Alternatives include Arcia, Bourn, Revere, Stubbs, Carter, Brown, Bossman, Lake Murphy, Harrison and Duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold out for more…hold Martin…

  176. mike says:
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    I have Latos coming off the DL and he his tied to Gallardo.
    Any feelings on which one I should keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  177. royce! says:
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    wtf wheeler? though i guess i figured out how to get the padres to finally hit…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  178. Moscowitz says:
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    Grey whats the reason for you to rank Rosario ahead of Molina? I own Rosario and can get Molina but i am hesitant because of your opinion. To me it seems like an off year for Rosario and he is getting benched every other day. Why should i pick him ahead of a proven guy like Molina?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario is a 30 homer, .275 hitter

  179. Jacks says:
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    Hi Grey: So I executed my first “dump” trading an expensive Braun and taxi Frazier in my keeper 10 team 4X4 league for a cheap Harper and Lawrie. Now I’m getting offered a $12 Freeman plus filler (Headley and J Crain) for my $28 Votto, $17 Latos, and $31 Kemp.

    Kemp is 99.9% a non-keeper while Votto and Latos are likely not worth keeping at those prices either. But I am I think selling low on all three … then again chances none will offer the chance to sell high before the trade deadline.

    Do we think Freeman is the ideal replacement for Votto going forward? I’d like to be more convinced that he has 30 HR pop in his bat, that he’s not a low 20s HR guy, and not bad year Votto like you said in the preseason. What do you think? Freeman worth the dump?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Freeman

  180. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    No brainer trade?

    I give
    Stroman, Daniel webb, Neftali Feliz

    I get
    Jared Weaver, RA Dickey, Colby Rasmus?

    Have to take it right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  181. goodfold2 says:
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    i saw earlier that porcello is kept over volquez, but what about collmenter or volquez? 16 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Volquez

  182. Rondelio says:
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    Heaney for Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  183. slew says:
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    Looks like the Dickster has a groin issue. Any chance we see Aaron Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt it, but maybe

  184. Q says:
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    Side A: Tanaka
    Side B: Rios/Rajai
    12 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  185. goodfold2 says:
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    dana eveland or worley (who’s getting called up any time now). porn ass deep league, missed stammen while grabbing brad snyder. ended up with eveland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worley

  186. Puig's Poutines says:
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    d brown or arcia ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  187. Puig's Poutines says:
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    arcia or rasmus ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  188. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Choose 2 Arcia Cain morales

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Cain

  189. Q says:
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    Side A: Tanaka, Braun, Reed

    Side B: Cargomez, Desmond, Rajai

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  190. Beardcrabs says:
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    how do we feel about ervin santana going forward @grey… ervin or porcello ROS…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Ervin

  191. Halkster says:
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    Need to cut two to stream… Need to start streaming
    Possible cuts
    Hector rondon
    Eovaldi
    Aramis (bogaerts 3b, Castro ss)
    Betances

    Leaning towards cutting rondon and eovaldi
    To add Santiago for tmw pm
    Then I can add Alex wood c Anderson stroman heaney
    Whatcha think
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon, Eovaldi…Santiago, Stroman

  192. Brett says:
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    Can’t believe I am asking

    Stroman or verlander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander

  193. Jay says:
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    16 tm 8 keeper
    Segura/cole/de aza
    Desmond singleton niese?

    Polanco a keeper over Votto or beltre in a 10 tm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura side… No, not over Beltre and Votto

  194. slew says:
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    Who would you recommend dropping Reynolds, Asche, or Solarte to promote Singelton? 14 team dynasty – thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  195. frankgrimes says:
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    AuShizz!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey! Just trying Swirly Pop… It’s so good!

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Goldie cannot be stopped

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Nice!
        I’m going thru the Strawb Gwab like crazy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, loving that flavor too, only two I’ve tried so far…

  196. goodfold2 says:
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    30 man league still waiting on worley. holds league. staff being liriano (DL)/estrada/erasmo (benched till further notice, but extended for 2 years, so not dropping)/kuroda/sale/ervin s/burton/oday/defratus/fien/melancon/h.rondon/machi/eveland, with wooten and hale in the minors. i was originally gonna drop eveland for worley, but burton is being benched right now, and has been horrible for most of season, but is still 7th inning man. eveland qualifies at SP and has been good (in less than 7 innings, no leverage). drop which if i get to worley first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eveland

  197. goodfold2 says:
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    bad frieri’s back.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: assbag made whip all of a sudden competitive, i was winning it by .12 before.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @goodfold2: Apparently. That was a vintage Frieri meltdown.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mr. Tibbs: i could’ve sworn this was the only one that didn’t involve homers. at first since it was mostly singles (till the last two hits) could’ve been bad luck. but not when bj gets a triple.

        • Mr. Tibbs says:
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          @goodfold2: I think you’re right about the homers part. I thought Calhoun should’ve taken a better route and kept his feet on the Upton triple. Awful any way you slice it I have Joe Smith on the same team as well. Rough night on the ratios.

  198. Booty says:
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    Another homer for Billy Hamilton. Is this guy capable of 10 in a year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubtful

  199. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    I’m in contention for a 16-team H2H league. What do you think about Myers for McCann and Jon Lester?

    • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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      @TysonFrozenChicken: Sorry, it’s a keeper league, too.

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @TysonFrozenChicken: Depends on how many keepers? Be sure you’re into Myers for the long haul because he was doing nothing pre-injury, and Lester’s going to throw gems the rest of the way so he can get those dolla dolla bills y’all

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, in a keeper only maybe than… Depends on other factors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lester

  200. Mello Yello says:
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    Ge-Ge-Ge-Ge-Ge-Ge G-Unit!! Garrett Richards is in the building roughing shizz up!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah

  201. ebudz says:
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    hey grey, love how you’re still helping us fantasy baseballers in these comments still! can you help me decide who to stream/add to my pitching staff for tomorrow/ros and maybe salvage a category or two to avoid getting completely skunked!?

    i’m getting spanked this week in my 12 team h2h yahoo standard 5×5 league thanks to guys like abreu, dozier, mccutchen, castro, and chisenhall going off against me .. oh can’t forget the bombs contributed by rizzo, ellsbury, and ortiz! yuuup my opponent’s got 17 HRs, 50 RBI’s, and a .322 AVG against me.. just hanging on to a 3-2 lead in SB’s but i’ve been certainly been humbled by the fantasy gods this week … figured i’d share that

    also getting beat pretty bad in pitching as my staff was getting sort of revamped this week (dropping estrada, chavez; trading qualls) and adding stroman and alex wood. also traded for cobb (thanks again) but i’m hoping for a miracle tomorrow with madbum vs. COL and kluber @BOSand possibly to maybe catch him Ks even though he’s starting beckett vs. Ari and T. Wood @PHI(down by 16K) ? i’m only down by 2 saves so maybe the stars align for krod and belisario and/or ?

    man this new bud makes me yap a lot.. sorry for length (if you even read this) but what should do with the free spot on my roster?
    (2) SP: Bumgarner, Homer Bailey
    (2) RP: K-Rod, Belisario
    (4) P: Cobb, Eovaldi, Kluber, Bauer
    Bench: (Stroman, T. Walker, A. Wood, ______)

    here are some available guys for tomorrow with positive SON values:
    ($14.6) Estrada vs. CIN
    ($14.2) Garcia vs. WAS
    ($12.4) Porcello vs. MIN
    ($8.8) Chavez vs. NYA
    ($5.1) H. Santiago @ATL
    ($5.2) Leake @MIL
    ($2.7) Kuroda @OAK

    Other Pitching: Heaney, Gausman, Arrieta, Vargas, J. De La Rosa, Hutchinson, Morton, Paxton, Skaggs, McCarthy, Joel Peralta, R. Brothers, Mcgee, Familia, N. Ramirez, Joba, Broxton,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago, Porcello

  202. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus Christ, Justin Upton. 0-6 with 9 LOB.

    Crappy.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @SteveNZ:
      he was robbed there but
      never again will I own him

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @frankgrimes: Robbed? How so?

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @SteveNZ: great diving catch by Calhoun cost him a hit a game winning RBI

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @frankgrimes: he keeps getting cheaper every year though. 2 years ago he was a 1st round pick.

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @goodfold2: I seriously think he could get dropped in my league…not saying he should, or that in fact will happen, but his value is tanking….damn you BJ

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Mello Yello:wait, youse guys are worried about upton this year?! try having him around right now last year. he didn’t hit anywhere close to 280 this deep into year. he really wasn’t startable (looking back after the fact), except 2013 april (MVP candidate in that month),august and september. and he was a 2nd round pick last year, 1st 2 years ago. i only now have him still in a keeper league and didn’t draft him anywhere this year, was worried about most of last year (and his steals left mostly last year too)

  203. Wilsonian says:
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    1. Would you lose Zobrist for Ozuna for a bench bat? The only reason(s) I really have Zobrist is because of his muti-position eligibility, I have Hanley who likes to get banged up, and I have 4 people already on the DL for 2 DL slots. Would you lose him anyway?

    2. Would you lose Archer for a streamer? It would most likely be Garcia or Henderson Alvarez for tomorrow. Not really any options beyond that.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: AJ Burnett would also be available for a stream.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1. Ozuna (consistency) 2.I still wouldn’t lose Archer. I heard he got roughed up today, but he needs to do a steady flow of that happening…having said that, Henderson Alvarez…you intigue me (he may start getting Ks too, which he has been inexplicably bad at getting given his stuff)

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mello Yello: well I looked at my options if some one picks him up, and they were pretty good (plus I have Wood coming off N/A at some point) so I dumped him for a stream tomorrow. If I can get him back, I will. I’m also picking up Ozuna for Mondays game, dumping the streamer for him, and hanging on to Zobrist through Monday. Damn stratgery.

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Wilsonian: F’n A right man. It would be nice to have Ozuna and Zobrist around. Keep ballin’ out

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Wilsonian: Plus owning AJ Burnett feels ewwy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Sure…Alvarez

  204. goodfold2 says:
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    just saw highlights from Frieri, Bj’s “triple” was just a single that may not have even scored the lead runner (doumit).

  205. SMLV1 says:
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    OK, Grey. Need some major help again.

    Me – W – 4, K – 35, ERA – 3.09, WHIP – 1.12, 6 SV
    Opponent – W – 1, K – 53, ERA – 4.15, WHIP – 1.13, 5 SV

    I got – Shields @ CWS and Fister @ STL, Rosenthal, Papelbon and Frieri as Closers

    Opponent – Chavez @Home vs. NYY and Price @HOU, Holland, Perkins, Uehara, Allen and Melancon as closers.

    How do I Keep my Wins in WINS, SV, ERA and WHIP this week? Only Sunday left.

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: H2H 10 team standard league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start your pitchers

  206. MB says:
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    Gausman, Morton, or Alvarez? 7×7 qs/holds as my sixth SP. Dropping Wheeler

    Thanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @MB: Alvarez because Gausman’s status still might be up in the air, although contradicting prior reports from earlier this week, he may stay in the rotation once Gonzalez comes back, which would be, you know…smart. If that were the case, I’m riding Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  207. Alex says:
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    Thank you in advance. Cool to trade J Up for Bumgarner in OPS/Quality Starts league? we keep five year to year, no salaries

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Alex: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  208. Andrew says:
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    Rank?

    Garcia home vs Nationals ($14)
    Fister at Cardinals ($10.5)
    Porcello home vs Twins ($12)
    Worley at Marlins ($3)
    Peacock home vs Rays (-$2)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Andrew: Garcia, Fister, Peacock, Porcello, Worley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister, Porcello, Garcia

  209. Jay says:
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    You keeping heyward over Brantley going into next year?

    I’m trying to get kipnis and I have heyward Brantley and melky.

    I offered Brantley, but now thinking maybe I shouldn’t have.

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: I should mention too that I have trout and goldy on this team. We keep eight. 16 tm h2h. So while I know Brantley is killing it this year I have no one at second base and a decent OFmy original thought was do what I gotta to get kipnis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley over Heyward

  210. insanemembrane says:
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    start/sit:
    shields @CHW
    kennedy @ NYM
    Kluber @ bos

    also, which side.

    Kennedy/ozuna for anibal sanchez
    kennedy/ozuna for jordan zimmerman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all… Anibal…Ozuna

  211. Stead says:
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    So Bruce has been a total bust… Do I drop him for Gattis or Ozuna. My outfield has been completely screwed this year with Harper Myers and Bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  212. dk says:
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    Give Longo for Kinsler/Asche? Desperately need MI (thanks Gyorko & Miller!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… Get a cheaper MI

  213. Andrew says:
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    Burnett and Wood and are both available in my 12 teamer. Would you stream either today? (pitching in philly)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

  214. dynasty league – offered Gomez for Polanco – what do you think – Gomez has not been running that much this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gomez

      • @Grey: I figured you would say this – I quess you feel Polanco is over hyped – yes it has been three nice seasons in a row for Gomez – I feel there is no doubt the Polanco should hit for average and steal bases at the lead off spot for the Pirates -

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          3 solid seasons vs. a guy with three days in the majors, yeah…

  215. Andrew says:
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    Alvaraez home vs Pirates or Fister at Cardinals today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  216. Oppo Taco says:
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    STart or sit j Chavez v NYY today. SON is lukewarm thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  217. slew says:
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    Hearing that Carlos Martinez might start Monday against the Muts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds that way

  218. insanemembrane says:
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    start/sit:
    alex gordon vs rienzo
    ozuna vs worley.

    also. jon lester/ian kennedy/pence for scherzer rios?

    thanks so much grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon…Scherzer side

  219. Ben. says:
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    Hey Grey –
    I have a small log-jam on my team. It’s 7×7 (with holds) 14 team league. I’ve been moving up the standings and now in 6th place. I know my pitching is lacking and would like to upgrade. Is there a player (or several) on my team that have enough perceived value that I could look to trade? Especially with Bryce Harper coming off the DL next month.

    So far the best offer I’ve received is James Shields for Alex Gordon, but I don’t love that deal.

    C W. Rosario
    1b A. Rizzo
    2b K Wong
    SS Y Solarte
    3b E Longoria
    OF M Brantley
    OF L Martin
    OF A Gordon
    Util G Polanco
    Util E Hosmer
    Bench M Ozuna
    DL B Harper

    SPs: D Fister, R Porcello, S Gray, C Kluber, R Elias, R Vogelsong
    RPs E Frieri, C Allen, R Belesario, J Broxton, J Smith, J Axford, R Brothers

    Appreciate it!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Shields

      • Ben. says:
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        @Grey: I accepted the trade and picked up Shields!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  220. Booty says:
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    Back to back homers for little Billy. 6 more to go.

    Gerrit Cole or Justin Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  221. mike says:
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    of these three who would you drop?
    Estrada Cashner or Gallardo
    In an NL 4X4
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry that’s who’s best… I’d drop Estrada

  222. Wilsonian says:
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    Napoli or Granderson for tomorrow?

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    Also, Granderson or Ozuna ROS?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: or Hosmer for tomorrow?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli…Ozuna

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: so Hosmer over those two for tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  223. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Trout’s stolen base yesterday was kind of amazing. He slowed to a walk, didn’t slide, and still beat the throw. Granted, Gavin Floyd takes forever to get to the plate, but it’s not like Gattis bobbled the ball or anything. What I take away most from that episode is that Trout’s 48 foot head first slide into second base during steals needs to be corrected. Almost every one of his steal attempts ends up being a bang-bang play, and it’s because he slides forever. I’ve got to think that this is the reason he’s not stealing much anymore.

    Also of note: Trout’s flyball rate is 46% this year. If that holds up, he might end the year with 35+ HR. His flyball rates in 2012 and 2013 were 33% and 35%, for reference.

    If Trout refines his SB technique and continues hitting FB, we might get a couple of 1990s Barry Bonds 35+ HR and SB silly seasons. In today’s scoring environment, that’s like a 75/75 season in 1995 currency, if my math is right.

    No, I’m not bored and looking up frivolous stuff. Not at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great stuff!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: But isn’t sliding sooner better for protecting the hand. See Bryce Harper, what not to do, and clips of Pete Rose, what to do.

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @J-FOH: Yes, it is better for the hand, but it slows progress to a crawl, especially when you slide as long as Trout does, making it far more likely for the runner to be tagged out. Trout’s fast enough that essentially any hit to the OF will put him at least at 3rd when he’s on 1st, but if he cut a foot or two from his slide it could put him at 2nd base 20 or so extra times a year.

        In real world value, Pujols is prone to grounding into double plays, and having Trout steal more bases would reduce that possibility. If the Angels don’t want Trout stealing to preserve his body, perhaps batting Hamilton behind Trout would be the better play. Might result in Hamilton seeing more fastballs, too, unless they want to try to throw stuff in the dirt with Trout on the bases.

  224. J-FOH says:
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    Since I changed my team name to Jack and the Fat Man, Matt Adams has hit 3 HR’s and Billy Hamilton has hit two. Cust Kayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was going to suggests that change in April… Happy Father’s Day!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Thanks buddy. You have a happy not a fathers day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  225. anarchy burger says:
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    yo grey-

    5×5 14 teamer 10 man bench

    i trade wily peralta and hosmer and i get anibel and mcgehee (marlins). i could really use the upgrade from peralta to anibel but is the difference in hosmer and mcgehee enough to make it not worth it??? i know hosmer hasnt been doing much but i am afraid the second i deal him he will light it up. there really isnt much else on his team i couuld take back as the second player. what do u think???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get a cheaper pitcher upgrade

  226. MR.T says:
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    abreu & andrus for CarGo & Hanley ramirez…. wich side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  227. goodfold2 says:
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    not that i’m not happy about it, but mejia was still sore yesterday, but good enough for 2 innings today?

  228. Puig's Poutines says:
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    would you rather have roark or g cole ros right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  229. goodfold2 says:
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    just noticed masterson returned friday, only this time the manager wasn’t waiting to see how bad it could get in even 4 innings.

  230. Alan says:
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    Alvarez or Morton? Both over Wheeler? gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez… Yes

  231. Matt says:
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    Do I stash Bryant, Mookie or Arismendy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on other factors

  232. SteveNZ says:
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    Good grief, that Giant bullpen has fallen to pieces the last few days. Could have done with that Bumgarner win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, total mess

  233. Martin says:
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    @grey- If I have a surplus of hitting, should I trade khris davis for either Hughes, Roark, Richards, or Lynn? Which of the 4 do you like the most? Keep in mind my league counts k/bb. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards, Hughes, Lynn

  234. brett says:
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    Been stashing Baez all year for $1 12 team 5 player keeper league. Worth cutting for McGee? Currently in 3rd place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  235. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: I’m sure you’ve been asked this, but are you dropping cingrani in redraft leagues (12 teams, mixed roto). Would pick up a bench bat (holt) or sagnof.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  236. Wilsonian says:
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    I think I said this yesterday, too, but I gotta lose Rosario Dawson for Sal Perez, right? Dude is straight up pathetic right now. And he sits every other day.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  237. SteveNZ says:
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    Not much fun when you need Trout and Freeman to get on baser as little as possible.

    And your Justin Upton is hitting .133 for the week. And you could have played Gardner in his spot instead…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  238. Larry says:
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    Need to replace Bonafacio. Deep roto league and choices are Beckham, Rutledge, Cozart, LaStella, J.Turner, Suarez, Odor and Furcal. HELP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella

  239. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: which sp do you like ros? Peavy, lincecum, harang, Chen, Milone or Duffy? Or take a shot with someone like c-mart or bradley. Redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone…. None of these are great

  240. SteveNZ says:
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    Can we all please form a circle and channel energy towards Trout making an out?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And now for a Pujols hit. Preferably a home run.

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        @SteveNZ: Good work everybody.

        Now let’s get started on an out for Freeman and some production for J-Up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I’ll take a Trout hit here, but only if it’s followed by a Pujols home run.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Up by .006 in both AVG and OBP…

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @SteveNZ: let’s get pujols at least 4 more bases somehow. and no homers or steals from gattis/bj upton/heyward. i would also except 3 or more pujols runs at this point.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: .001 in both now. REALLY need a hit or walk from Upton…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Come in Upton!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  241. Wilsonian says:
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    Wow. Nothing like losing 12-1. Mostly because your opponent had 22 f**king hits today!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes…

  242. insanemembrane says:
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    what level of a pitcher do you see verlander being the rest of the way? could you throw a name out of a pitcher who you think we’ll be essentially the same ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Lynn

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: to make membrane feel better (i often do this, with other people) lynn just had a 2 baserunner game.

  243. goodfold2 says:
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    MF’er

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: oh my shit! 2 category wins tied in 4 minutes. now 3-8-2 instead of 5-8

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: saddest part is i’m getting beat by a team that still owns bj upton in a 10 teamer.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: and started bj/heyward, but just traded for chisenhall. worst part is not making playoffs against owners like these.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  244. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, at least walden looked good finally.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well there’s that

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i got walden in like 3 or 4 spots, and stashed him while hurt in 2 of those.

  245. MR.T says:
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    hosmer or pujols for the rest of season?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @MR.T: it’s gonna be pujols, but i myself am wondering how close, since i could probably trade pujols for hosmer and something else.

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Talking yourself into the 15-20 homer potential ROS….because obviously there’s a chance that could happen…with Hosmer that is…Pujols could, but lately he’s been frightening

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Mello Yello: exactly why i’m thinking of moving pujols for hosmer and something else. (like i add an average pitcher to opp’s above average pitcher)

  246. goodfold2 says:
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    best 5 streams. have 2 roster spots droppable (stroman/floyd) so 2 of these can come from same day.
    6-16
    odorizzi vs BAL
    bauer vs LAA
    6-17
    roenis vs SD
    milone vs TEX
    stroman @ NYY
    danks vs SF
    shoemaker @CLE
    6-18
    anderson vs MIL
    6-19
    quintana @ MIN
    locke vs CIN
    wolf vs NYM
    6-20
    hector s. vs TEX
    morton @ CUBS
    6-21
    odorizzi vs HOU
    vargas vs SEA
    worley @ CUBS
    degrommit @ MIA
    6-22
    stroman @ CIN
    milone vs BOS
    shoemaker vs TEX
    roenis @ KC
    bauer vs DET
    2. also solarte has been terrible lately. i need a 2B backup for wong of some time. 1 of solare/harrison/turner (turner has been great, but gets way too much time off, unless he’s had short term injury)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: or beckham/mercer in #2

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @goodfold2: I’m kinda liking what Mercer’s bringing to the table…dare I say he’s on the Brock Holt level

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          @Mello Yello: i would add brock holt, but he only qualifies at 1b/3b/OF, and i already have longo/arenado (DL)/pujols/goldy and enough OF that one of springer/rios/polanco/gordon gets benched everyday already. have only 2 utils. could drop rosario or mesoraco, but again, then i’d literally have an empty roster spot 3 times a week. plus where does holt even play (bench longo for him for now). holt needs 2B really bad.

          • Mello Yello says:
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            @goodfold2: Hey man, don’t wish any harm on my man Pedey! Haha

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @goodfold2: I would stream Bauer and Stroman…right? Two starts for both, and they don’t totally suck…keep an eye on Locke for a short term stream option though…there’s something in the water in Pittsburgh…well, of course, they have three rivers colliding into each other,,,that’s bound to breed sudden fantasy pitching relevance

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Mello Yello: currently have stroman, so could keep him for @ NYY start (or even both of them, unless answer involves 2 different pitcher starts being better on same day, then i’d drop him) thinking milone/morton might be in the answer, if not both.

          • Mello Yello says:
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            @goodfold2: Charles in Charge is good man…I just feel like he will be there, whereas if you drop Stroman now (esp. If he’s decent this next start), he won’t

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Mello Yello: forgot rutledge, so #2 is 1 of rutledge/harrison/solarte/mercer/turner/beckham

          • Mello Yello says:
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            @goodfold2: Roenis could go off for like 10 Ks in a game…man he must be frustrating to own

  247. L-Boogie says:
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    EvCab is killin me. Please rank for ROS EvCab, Villar, LaStella, Scooter.

    Thanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @L-Boogie: Oh man you have to literally tell yourself he will only get steals…and then he doesn’t run!! Brutal…San Diego’s offense is dead to me…having said that: LaStella, EvCab, Villar, Scooter

  248. SteveNZ says:
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    Whew. Good guys win 7-5. Took AVG by .001 and OBP by .004. The last Trout single nearly caused a problem but the Pujols HBP was the clincher.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: so you would’ve lost had pujols gotten an out, huh?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: well, you would’ve gone 6-6 i suppose. damn heyward and bj. now 7th or 8th out of 10 in this league. happen to play below average teams on one of their top 2 or 3 weeks of the year, for last 5 weeks.

  249. Mello Yello says:
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    Come on Kolten Wong…give me a sign of life this week! I hung in there for you when no else would!!

  250. hotsoup29 says:
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    start Danny Espinosa or Stephen Drew? Will alex guerrero get called up this year?

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