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The Yankees called up Clint Frazier on Saturday.  The Yankees are like you at a concert after your first bathroom break.  “I had sixteen beers and I really gotta whizz.”  *goes to the bathroom, then sips your seventeen beer*  “Damn, I just took a whizz, and now I have to go again.”  The childproof seal has been broken.  The Yankees waited about five years too long to promote some of their rookies, and now they’re taking a whizz every third day.  (I’m mixing metaphors, aren’t I?)  I wonder if the Yankees are aggressively promoting rookies now because of how well Judge is doing.  It’s confirmation bias, or some Psych 1010 term.  In the minors, Frazier went 12 HRs, 9 SBs and .257 in 73 games.  His strikeouts weren’t terrible, and that line looks like it could hold in the majors, i.e, 20/15/.250 in 162 games.  That’s if he has playing time the rest of the year, which is, of course, no guarantee with Holliday, Hicks, Gardner, Ellsbury, though if they were candy, they’d all be brittle.  I’d grab Frazier in all leagues to see what he can do.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

CC Sabathia – Will return to the rotation on Tuesday.  Hey, that’s tomorrow.  The 4th of July!  A day when our forefathers said, “We will no longer live under the rule of a monarchy, though we should strongly consider other socioeconomic constraints.”  Then Ben Franklin added, “I’m bad and boujee.”

Luis Severino – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.52.  Cheer up, Luis See K, even Louis C.K. did Blue Jasmine.

David Paulino – Suspended for 80 games for boldenone, an anabolic steroid.  I did some undercover work and found an expert and dealer in the forums on Muscle Talk dot com who told me, “Boldenone adds muscle mass and you will be a GOAT like the historically veterinary steroid used to treat.  If you take it, Gary Allright, I promise that you will enduce (sic) erections in men and women — your choice.  I will also throw in a leopard skin speedo to show off your new bod if you buy from me.”  I’m like Vice News over here!

Carlos Correa – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .319.  Out of curiosity, I’d like to see if Correa tries to steal a base if a team pulls their catcher.

Yulieski Gurriel – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .263.  Rangers said they’re open to trading Lucroy.  These updates slay me.  The Rangers are open to trading one of the biggest busts of the year?  No way!  The Indians, who Lucroy declined being traded to last year, should announce they’re declining considering trading for Lucroy.  Gerunds be damned, that makes sense!

Matt Bush – 1 IP, 0 ER in 8th inning as the Rangers go the committee route on Bush.  Wouldn’t that mean, they’re going with closer by ménage à trois?  Ménage à SAGNOF?  Bush is less effed than when he almost killed a man, but Comeback Player of the Year is in more jeopardy.  Keone Kela, Jason Grilli (recently traded for), Jose Leclerc and Alex Claudio will be in the mix for saves, in that order.  I’d go as deep as Grilli and Leclerc, because Kela, the obvious choice, is dealing with a sore shoulder.  Yesterday, Leclerc blew the save (1 IP, 2 ER).  Figures LeClerc would want to help out the White Sox on the diamond.  Though, usually I see his name spelled, de Klerk.

Cole Hamels – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.12.  He’s all name value and getting by on good vibes and bad farts.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, 2nd homer in as many games, and, in the last week, honestly, nothing.  I checked.

Jose Quintana – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.45 vs. Tyson Ross – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.41.  This was a matchup billed as, “You should gloat less when you draft guys in March.”

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .285, and near-.350 in the last week.  The Melk Man could be a light schmotato, and your father.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .325, and three homers in the last two games.  He homered from both sides of the plate yesterday with two barely-out-of-there, wall-scrappers.  Hey, they count, right?  They do, it’s not a trick question.

Mike Clevinger – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.33.  I’ll admit it’s slightly ludicrous to say Clevinger is a streamer when his ERA is better than 98% of the MLB.

Justin Verlander – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.96.  Wow, he’s useless.  I thought he already reinvented himself.  Can a person keep reinventing themselves?  I mean, besides Mark Wahlberg.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4m 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .247.  I’ll meet you at the corner of Exit Velocity and Launch Angle.  Zip code is 9021-ohbombski!

Xander Bogaerts – Scratched yesterday because of his groin.  TMI!

Hanley Ramirez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting over .400 in the last week with three homers in the last ten days.  Every year, without hashtag fail, Hanley manages to get hot for a month and makes his season-long stats digestible.  Knowing this schmohawk, he’s going to spend a week of his hot streak sitting during the All-Star break.  Behind the scenes at Razzball HQ, I’m busy doing the top 100 for the 2nd half which will be posted next week during the ASB, and I don’t think there’s any way Hanley makes it, but he’s the type that could be the best hitter for a month.

Mookie Betts – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 8 RBIs and a double slam (14, 15) and legs (15), hitting .286.  Mookie Best!

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.64.  He’s one of the rare pitchers who is doing better in away games, and I’m not surprised.  Pomeranz’s value took an iceberg-right-ahead-sized hit when he went to Fenway.

Michael Conforto – Hit the DL with a bruised hand.  About time, that thing was bruised last Sunday.  While I want to believe Conforto will be fine in less than a week when his DL stint is up, but I get the sense the Mets are going to reveal Conforto has a broken hand around the time he’s due back.

Zack Wheeler – 3 2/3 IP, 0 ER as he was activated from the DL.  Though, with a start under four innings, I’m kinda expecting to hear any moment now he’s still hurt.

Nick Pivetta – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 Hit, 4 BBs, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.85.  P. Ralph gave you his Pivetta fantasy not that long ago.  For no other reason, you should look at those GIFs.  Doode can throw, even if the results have been iffy at best.

Sam Dyson – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday, and 1-2-3 on Sunday for his 2nd save with San Fran.  Blessed thee Saturday Evening Post’s art and Fathers who play fantasy, for I have sinned.  I picked up Sam Dyson for saves.  Please, Fantasy Baseball Overlord, tell me how many Hail Marys I need to throw or how many Sammy Sosa signs of the crosses-points to heavens I need to do.

Brandon Belt – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer this weekend.  Any ideas what he’s hitting?  Threw me for a loop, which might be oddly appropriate with Belt.  He’s hitting .235.  Damn.

Starling Marte – Began a rehab assignment.  Realness:  do players who are suspended for taking PEDs need to complete some kind of substance abuse program, and, if not, shouldn’t they?

John Jaso – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer as he hit third.  No, not third after six men had already come to the plate, though that makes more sense to me.

Ian Happ – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers.  What’s the Happ’s?  Home runs, dawg!

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (1 Hit), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  Not to be that guy, though I’m as much that guy as William Fichtner, Arrieta has his worst xFIP since his ’14 breakout and has diminished velocity.  This great start might be the chance you need to sell him.

Manuel Margot – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 4 steals in the last week.  Nope, no idea why you’re waiting to pick him up.  Fear of success?  That’s what your dad would tell us.

Kenta Maeda – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER vs. the Padres.  C’mon, Dodgers, make up a good injury for Maeda.  How about gout?  No one under the age of 80 knows what that is.

Dylan Bundy – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.02.  Bundy’s doing the slow perp walk to a 4.75 ERA.

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.61, but two relatively decent starts in a row.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  What if Bundy is the proverbial butterfly and the tsunami in Southeast Asia is Gausman?  Though, that might’ve been more believable with King Kong Bundy dropping a splash.  As for fantasy, I still don’t trust Gausman at all, but his next matchup isn’t exactly the 1927 Yanks.

Mark Trumbo – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .253.  He’s so overdue I’m beginning to wonder if he’s ever gonna birth a home run streak or if I should adopt a new Mancini.

Manny Machado – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .217.  On our Player Rater, Odor has been better than Machado.  I know this is a bit like, “Hey, that turd is prettier than that barf,” but there ya go.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.16.  This start was in Busch (hehe) and Stream-o-Nator liked it (barely), but what I really want to talk about is his opponent, Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  Sure, he’s walking between raindrops a bit and not getting wet, but I wish I had a few more Gios and few less, “Man, Cueto should be so much better than he is.”

Trevor Rosenthal – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and the almost blown save on Saturday.  Cardinals fans, “Rosenthal is so bad, why would we use him to close?”  Cardinals point to bullpen.  Fans, “Oh.”

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.15.  “I only need a Quality Start from C-Mart in the last game of the week to win my H2H matchup,” said the prematurely balding man two hours before he was found at the bottom of a bowl of Flaming Hot Cheetos muttering to himself.

Tommy Pham – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .283.  He has three steals this week and is hitting around .300 in that time, while hitting out of the two hole.  It’s about a week beyond the point when Pham should be owned, so, of course, he’s owned in only 13% of leagues.

Bryce Harper – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer, hitting .318.  I will say this for Harper.  For spells, he gets even H-O-T-T-E-R than Trout, but he also gets colder than some guys you don’t even want to own.  His June, for unstints, was not great.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.94.  When we record our podcast today, I’m gonna ask Halp if we can use SeatGeek to get tickets for me to see Kershaw vs. Scherzer in the final round of the NL playoffs.  Using sponsor code, RazzMLB, of course.

Julio Teheran – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 5.14.  Lowercase yay!  Do it at least two more times in a row and I’ll check back in.

Kurt Suzuki – 2-for-5 and two home runs (5, 6), because 2017, man.

R.A. Dickey – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.44, though he does have three straight Quality Starts.  I appreciate that a knuckleballer is named Dickey, but I can appreciate it from afar and not pick him up in fantasy.

Marcus Semien – Sticking with the Dickey theme, Semien is due back this week.

Sean Manaea – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  Fun fact!  Afa and Sika love Manaea, but wish he were more wild.

Ryon Healy – Left yesterday’s game with back spasms.  Shouldn’t be long for Healy to, uh, heal.

Yasmany Tomas – Won’t be back any time soon after having a setback with his groin.  Hope he didn’t get it caught in a door.  That’s no fun!

A.J. Pollock – Says he might be back Tuesday.  Hopefully this Pollock means this Tuesday.

Taijuan Walker – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  Damn, I was thisclose to streaming Taijuan, and, now that I see his season ERA, I realize how stupid it is that he was not only on waivers, but that I dropped him.  #firstplaceproblems

Chris Owings – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 3rd homer this weekend.  I still get questions about Owings.  He is top 5 for the entire major leagues on our Player Rater for shortstops, above Corey Seager, Bogaerts and Lindor, to name a few, and Kinsler, to name a Jew.

Eric Thames – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 21st homer, hitting .243.  How does this fit into the narrative that he only hits homers vs. the Reds?  Ooh, ooh, I know!  He hit the home run against the Miami Marlins, and there’s a lot of Cubans in Miami and Cuba is a Communist island filled with Reds!  I didn’t even have to work very hard to jam that square peg in a round hole.

Orlando Arcia – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and I’ve been telling you to pick him up for about a week.  If you take nothing else from this post, grab Arcia.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homers.  OZUNA say goodbye to number one then number two.  OZUNA always politely wave goodbye after flushing toilet.

Dan Straily – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  Same exact sentiments as what I said above for Clevinger.  I mean, really, you can’t find one starter to lose for Straily?

Rich Hill – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.00.  If you own Hill, and I would, I wouldn’t celebrate to loudly.  Loud celebrations have been known to cause blisters.

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and 3 steals (9, 10, 11), hitting .286.  Hitting near-.225 in last week with mostly bupkis, to Whit.

Jose Berrios – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.44.  Be a real shame if Berrios ends up with a 4+ ERA after starting so well, but A) I don’t own him. B) Everyone has a 4+ ERA. C) There’s no C.

James Paxton – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  Wow, least manic start I can remember from Paxton.  Not crazy good or crazy bad, just normal.  Paxton must’ve taken his Paxil.

Bud Norris – 1 IP, 0 ER in the 7th inning of a losing game, as he was activated from the DL.  This is funny:  I couldn’t have been more anti-Norris when he first got the Angels’ closer job, but now I’m actually rooting for him to get it back because I dropped Street and own Norris.  Okay, not haha funny.

Ricky Nolasco – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  On one summer night in 2017, Nolasco’s eight years of outperforming his peripherals came to a sudden halt like Cash Cab when you get a question wrong.  Ooh, TV show idea!  Cash Cab meets Taxi Cab Confessions.  Very simply:  you ask trivia questions of drunk people in Vegas.  “What is the device used to remove varnish called?  Hint:  it’s sitting next to you in seven-inch heels.”

   
  1. Chris r says:
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    Apropos of nothing, saw a trailer for girlstrip and they rip off the absinthe scene from eurotrip apparently…

    12 team redraft, but we can keep two guys drafted after the tenth round (or undrafted) for one year.

    Should I roster Rafael Devers over Derek Fisher?

    And if you had to flip a coin, grilli or leclerc or don’t waste a pickup (5 moves per week)

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris r: Piscotty doesn’t know! Yes, Devers — Don’t waste a move

  2. Josh says:
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    Who is more valuable second half, C Mart or his brother from another mother, JD?

    • Jeem says:
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      @Josh: just dong!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Josh:
      agree with Jeem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Agree with others

  3. Fox says:
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    Drop Bregman for Margot? 12 team H2H.

    Lost Trea Turner to the DL and holding Peraza for SBs/positional versatility.

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Fox:
      No, hold Bregman. In that lineup he has a better chance at more counting stats than a Padre would..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fox: I’d go Margot

  4. Stumanji! says:
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    Happy 4th, G!

    Best option at middling infielder: Arcia, Forsythe, or Semien after his activation?

  5. Scott says:
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    10 team league with qs. Rich hill, gausman, jon gray. Who do you like best? And would you cut matz for any of them? I read matz isn’t throwing his slider and his k rate is down. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      And would you cut Bregman for Arcia? 6×6 with obp

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Scott: Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Yes, Arcia, Agree with CGS

  6. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Please rank the top 6 S.P.’s in the MLB today. I say: Scherzer- Kershaw- Sale- Kluber- deGrom- Stras- McCullers. Yeah, that’s 7, but Lance definitely has earned a nod. May also be Keuchel.

  7. morningsunshine says:
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    Which 3B to own ROS?
    Castellanos, Suarez, Gennett, Forsythe?
    12team h2h R HR RBI AVG OBP SB

  8. hondo says:
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    Drop Ender for Margot? I know it’s close and it’s even closer due to being my first ever moves limited league, but hear me out.

    I also drafted Kemp and snagged Matt Adams,now I have the whole Braves OF and they have a 10 day stretch in the H2H playoffs with 6 against the Nats and 1 off day.That is one fugly scenario.

    I know you say don’t worry about players on 1 team,but the suckage possibilities here are unacceptable.

    Makes sense,right?Or hold?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @hondo:
      You know it is only July, right? When are your playoffs? You know a lot can happen over the next days, weeks, etc. I mean Kemp can get hurt again, Margot could get hurt again, Adams could get fat again, the possibilities are Ender-less!

      I think I would hold for now. Ender is the better overall player on a better team.

      • hondo says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Playoffs are a week earlier than a standard Yahoo league,it’s a new keeper team I took over this year.I think these guys could out OCD me if I’m not careful.And I’m going to be careful.I’m going to go check again right now to see if the schedule has changed,just in case.It hasn’t so far today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hondo: Ender is close to a top 50 player overall on the season, Margot had a good week

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.
        I’ve also got Trout and Carlos Gonzalez coming off the DL soon,so either Ender and/or Margot(I just wanted to type that) are likely to go soon anyway.
        It’s one of this years offensive bounty aberrations,every team in this 3 OF 12 teamer is balls out for pitching at the expense of everything else.

        I’m in a 8 teamer that has fewer bats on the wire .Weird year,glad I quit drinking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  9. SLOBaseball says:
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    Who would you rather have in dynasty league with scoring system (R), (HR), (RBI), (SB) and (AVG); Jorge Soler or Tim Anderson?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @SLOBaseball: depends on need…Soler

  10. Nittanychris says:
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    AL Only, standard 5×5 categories, which SP contributes most in 2nd half?
    Matt Andriese
    Adalberto Mejia
    Andrew Cashner
    Lucas Giolito
    Nick Martinez
    Thanks!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Nittanychris: yikes. I wouldn’t count on any of these guys. All streamers (at best)…Cashner if you need production, giolito if you’re looking for a must-stash ride.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nittanychris: Mejia, Agree with CGS, they’re all terrible

  11. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Great post and happy 4th!

    Simmons or Arcia ROS and keeper league

  12. Baseball Brad says:
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    In a 10 team league would you take Souza, Healy, or Arcia?

  13. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, I need to replace Aledmys this week in a points league…Drop him for Mercer or Asdrubal? (this week, Mercer faces 6 righties and one lefty, and Asdrubal faces 6 righties).

    Also, would you start Pham over Matt Adams this week? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @asdfasdf: Why’d you leave out who Pham and Adams face?

  14. Odor says:
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    Would you trade odor for turner or just hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Odor: No one knows what Turner you mean

      • Natty Boh says:
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        @Grey: Tina

      • Fabsy says:
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        @Grey: Timmy

      • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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        @Grey: Ike ?

      • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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        @Grey: & Hooch?

      • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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        @Grey: Egg? …Okay I’ll stop

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Page?

  15. Odor says:
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    I meant, turner for odor

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Odor:
      I’d wait for an update on Turner first, to see how long is he out for..

  16. steve bartman says:
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    Pick 3 for ROS please QS league
    Manaea
    Hill
    Jon Gray
    Duffy
    Happ

  17. Chud says:
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    10 team full keeper salary trade:

    I give Arietta ($14)

    I get A.Chapman ($19).

    Who wins?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chud:
      Which ever pitcher throws the best from here on out, wins!
      
      If you need a closer, do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Take Aroldis

  18. Adam says:
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    Please rank Margot,Gamel, reddick ROS?

  19. Adam says:
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    Please rank Severino,Paxton, Berrios ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Adam:
      I agree with the order you have them in., close between Pax and Berry.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Adam: agree with MP. All close. Paxton seems to have found it again, so he could be #1 of this group.

  20. Worm Burner says:
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    Grey,

    Is Springer too much to offer for Machado in a redraft league?

    Thank you

  21. LenFuego says:
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    Which 3 of the following 5 should I put in my standard 12 team 5×5 weekly roto starting lineup?

    Stroman – 2 starts @NYY (Tanaka), HOU (Fiers)
    Lamet – 1 start @CLE (Tomlin)
    Wacha – 1 start MIA (Koehler)
    Faria – 1 start BOS (Sale)
    Kahnle – 0 starts

    I am dying for Ws (in 7th place but 4 teams well within striking range and the top 2 are potentially catchable), but do not want to lose ground in Ks (in 3rd but could finish anywhere from 2nd to 6th) or blow up WHIP (in 4th but could finish anywhere from 2nd to 7th) or ERA (in 3rd but could finish anywhere from 2nd to 7th).

    I am leaning Lamet, Wacha and Faria. Stroman just seems too risky against two of the top three offenses in MLB — but he also seems like just the type of guy to make me regret sitting him by pulling a nice win or two against those two tough offenses. (Plus I am smarting from missing two really nice wins from Wacha last week because I did the “smart thing” and sat him rather than risk my ratios against WAS and CIN).

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @LenFuego:
      I’d go Stroman BEST SP, possible 2 wins, Wacha, best of the single match-ups and throwing well and Kahnle, protect ratios, get K’s and maybe a save or two. Robertson is out for the next three games, cause he is, well his wife is, having a baby.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LenFuego: What does SON say? I’d prolly go Stroman, Wacha, Faria

  22. hitman004 says:
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    Do you like Godley more than Jon Gray ROS?

    • Cram It says:
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      @hitman004: I prefer Gray

      • Robby says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks Cram!

  23. Just Busted says:
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    Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5 H2H

    I picked up Frazier in two of my three leagues and did not really have to drop anyone important. The third league, however, can provide a good gauge of what should be given up.
    Safe to drop Ian Desmond? I have Harper, Betts, Trumbo, Souza Jr., M. Taylor at OF and Carpenter, Bour at 1B

    Thanks!
    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

  24. dfrench23 says:
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    I need to get at least 2 and maybe 3 RPs in my active lineup to help. (14-team 5×5 roto – we use “Saves+Holds” as a category) and here’s who I have to pick from: B.Brach, Devenski, Betances, Maurer, T.Rogers, J.Wilson, Rosenthal, Hand….or J.Ramirez and W.Harris have 5 in the last 2 wks!

    Do 2 stand out or should I go with 3?

    • Cram It says:
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      @dfrench23: Devesnki, Betances and Harris stand out. You go with 2 or 3 depending on how much ground you want to gain in holds.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Cram It: I own devo and betances and used to own harris. Solid guys, I agree with Cram.
        Note Betances had a bad week, hope there is no injury, he was probably just over used.

  25. MrC22 says:
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    Was expecting to see “up goes Frazier” as the lede but happy gingerpendence day. Luv it

    For this week, in 5×5 h2h, who would you bench between: ender, dtd Cruz, Hanley, Dickerson?

    With Hanley so hot, id do ender, but I may need his steal or two. Maybe Nelson since he’ll miss a couple?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrC22: Title is Rudy… Cruz

  26. Five-On-One says:
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    Margot or Pillar?

  27. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey…

    Gray vs Cin
    or
    Severino vs Mil

    Thanks!

  28. Tony C says:
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    Please Rank the top 3 for ROS among Peralta, S.Marte, Margot, Pham and Frazier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Peralta, Margot, Marte

  29. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    Sup Gray! Lost our boy Trea and definitely hurting for Sbs. I was offered S Marte for Serevino. 12 TM H2H 5×5. Think it’s fair? My Pitching isn’t great but Serevino has been struggling a bit. Should I take it?

  30. Tony C says:
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    That is Clint Frazier and great article today. Loved the Machado to Odor reference, HA!

  31. Andrew says:
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    Ramos or Zunino ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Andrew:
      I think Ramos is the better of the two and Zunio will come back to earth sooner or later..Plus Ramos will DH which will give him more AB’s the rest of the way.

      • Andrew says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Thanks! How about Ramos vs. Contreras ROS? Contreras seems to be playing more regularly now

  32. Murph says:
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    Happy 3rd –
    1 – Please rank ROS for UTIL spot – Belt, Gurriel, Happ, Arcia
    2 – Better SP pickup – Rich Hill or Aaron Nola?
    3 – Better DL stash – Chris Davis or Yangervis Solarte?
    Thanks guys

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Murph:
      here ya go Murph

      1. Belt
      2. Hill
      3. Crush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Thanks! 1. Happ, all close 2. Hill 3. Davis

  33. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey

    What’s Happ ening with Ian. He is swinging his Happ y stick and the ladies love his ling balls

  34. playadlc says:
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    What draft pick in next years draft would you give up for Arnoldo’s Chapman? 12 team league. H2H.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @playadlc:
      Whatever pick the other owner wud take for Chappy..9 or 10? I would NOT trade a top pick for a closer..New closer’s are born almost everyday in MLB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @playadlc: You can’t keep Aroldis?

  35. Branta says:
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    1B eligible players on my roster (Yahoo h2h keeper league r/hr/rbi/slg/obp/sb):

    Kris Bryant (I plan on holding)
    Justin Smoak (I plan on holding)
    Yonder Alonso
    Jay Bruce

    SS eligible players

    Franklin Barreto (I plan on holding)
    Trevor Story
    Chris Taylor

    Who should I drop for Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Branta: Unless this is a deep league, Barreto is the drop, otherwise Taylor

  36. Big league choo says:
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    Both probably settle in as streamers ROS…who do you like more anibal Sanchez or Trevor Cahill?

  37. William Hung says:
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    And now the Reds are at Coors – lets see if Story can take advantage and bust out in a big way

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: This is the longest episode of Hung Grumbles. You’ve been hoping for a Story break out for like 2 weeks. Can you move on to someone else?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: What was grumbling about Story there? He’s facing Reds pitching in Coors, so he should do well.

        If I was gonna grumble about anyone, it’d be Lindor

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: You’ve already complained about Lindor.

          He’s not going to save your team.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @William Hung:
      Story is having a typical sophomore slump!

  38. Where's my Papi? says:
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    2b/MI for ROS in a 12 team 5×5 please pick 2 among Pedroia, Merrifield, Forsythe, Panik, Kendrick, Drury, Albies, Rivera and DeJong. Thanks.

  39. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Tim Adelman now, or wait until Bumgarner comes off the DL July 15th. I have enough pitching that I would not have worry about making my innings requirements

  40. lwomack58 says:
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    Who do you prefer at 2nd, I. Happ, Forsythe or Kipnis.
    Thanks

  41. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Arcia or Andrelton in a 12-tm OBP?

    Also, definitely worth cyclopsing Gausman. Last two starts he’s all but eliminated his slider (a bad pitch all year) and upped his splitter usage (his best pitch). The downside is he’s basically become a two-pitch pitcher in the process, but he might be able to pull it off with that splitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The JoGarza: Andrelton, agreed on Gausman, not grabbing him yet tho

  42. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Which side do you prefer? Give Conforto get m Taylor in redraft.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Wacha Wacha:

      Taylor for this year, because, you know, Mets.

  43. Optimus Lineup says:
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    Great stuff and glad I have something good to read before the holiday!

    I never thought I’d be desperate for pitching in a season, but this on end has really been funky.

    My Kintzler for his Taijuan Walker?

    I have Davis, Holland, Norris closing for me.

  44. peacecoast says:
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    Morning Grey,

    A. drop Russell for Arcia? (my guess: YES)

    B. please rank top 3: cgomez, cfrazier, melky, pham, joc (my guess: frazier, pham, cgomez)

    C. drop hoffman for folty? (my guess: not this week cuz hoffman on the road)

    • peacecoast says:
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      @peacecoast: doh hoffman is at home! my mistake.

    • peacecoast says:
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      @peacecoast: who schwarber tearing up the minors. throw him in there too, I will guess he should be stashed above all others in B?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @peacecoast: \
        Schwarber is tearing it up, but the Madman, say’s he needs to be more selective? Hitting .385 with a .500 OBP, 4 bombs 9 rbi in 26 ab’s with 9 k’s & FIVE walks.. Maddon is NUTS, Cubs won the World Series in spite of this so called Genuis?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: A. Yes B. Joc, Pham, Frazier C. Sure

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: thanks! stash schwarber ahead of joc etc? bench spot

  45. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league. Saves only.

    my relievers are Giles, Colome, Norris, Rivero, David Hernandez. I have Cahill and Morton coming off the DL.

    Hernandez will be cut to activate Cahill. but who is my cut to activate Morton? Or cut Morton?

    Thanks!

  46. Alex says:
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    Do I need to add Dyson over Kela? After drafting Dyson, I’m basically frightened.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Alex:

      I would NOT drop Kela to add Dyson..Who else cud you cut for Dyson.

      • Alex says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Okay, good. Nobody else is worth dropping. I have Giles, Reed, and Kela gathering SV/ HDs right now.

  47. Beastman says:
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    Sv/Hold league, who’s the drop?

    Neris, Santiago Casilla, Kahnle?

  48. msh2404 says:
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    12 team H2H

    Benintendi is my 5th OF and kinda meh… Is Godley or Faria a decent return for him? I’ve been trying to flip him for an SP and this is the tier I’m at for making offers

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @msh2404:

      I hold Benny.

  49. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    When throwing your Hail Marys and Sammy Sosa signs of the cross to the FBO about Sam Dyson , don’t forget to count your Eddie Rosario beads.

    Best 3 of this bunch? Schebler, Margot, Pham, Conforto, Drury, Hicks, Souza, Belt

    • Lincecuminmypants says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: Pillar, Haniger, Dyson and Kepler can be thrown in the mix too.

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Steve Pearce be with you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  50. Milarky says:
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    Beltre or DeShields this week?

    • @Milarky: Scratch that – I mean Beltran or Barreto at Util?

      • @Grey: Even with one series in Atlanta with no DH?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know matchups

          • @Grey: Beltran @ATL, @TOR (6 games). Barreto CHW, @SEA (7 games).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Barreto

  51. Skeezix says:
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    Do you trust Newcomb this week (HOU, @WAS)? I have to start a rookie pitcher, and it’s either taking the risk with him, or bailing and going with Hader.

  52. I’ve got Jon Gray to put in my lineup, but he’s at home this week (CIN), and not sure who to replace for him. Here are current starters – let me know if you think one of them should be replaced this week with Gray.

    Nova (@PHI, @CHC)
    Pomeranz (@TB)
    Severino (MIL)

  53. msh2404 says:
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    12 H2H redraft

    The Trea Turner owner is just outside the playoffs so I’m trying to get him to sell Turner to me so he can make a push for playoffs… What would you think is a good offer?

    C Zunino
    1B Bellinger
    2B Odor
    SS Correa
    3B Arenado
    OF Stanton, Duvall, Trumbo
    UTIL Morrison, Hamilton, Benintendi

    SP Archer, Carrasco, McCullers, Severino, Peacock, Walker, Straily
    RP Johnson, Rivero

    I was thinking Hamilton to replace his SBs but I wasn’t sure if more may be needed

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @msh2404:
      I’d hold for now, No timetable for Turner’s return yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @msh2404: So you want to trade the top SB guy for a guy that’s out 2 months?

      • msh2404 says:
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        @Grey: I want to have the better player and move position flexibility for the playoffs which Turner should be back for

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s a terrible trade

  54. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keeper league with OBP, would you drop Pedroia or Peraza for Arcia?

  55. Morning Grey! Any of these guys worth dropping for Gausman? I’m liking his matchup at Min better than Folty at Was. We got a cap of 70 moves on the season and I am at 31 moves.

    McCullers, Nova, Severino, Faria, Peacock, Folty, Gray, Verlander, Cole.

    Have a great fourth!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: I wouldn’t waste a move on this

  56. Joe Quadres says:
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    Pick 2 for the near future?

    Osuna
    Robertson
    Knebel
    A Reed
    K Herrera
    J Wilson

    Thanks

  57. Plenty says:
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    Mr. Grey

    Fellow njer (Bergen county!) looking for some advice – need to drop 1. Need pitching but have to roster a position player to start accumulating stats in a previously empty spot (roto, qs league with k/B.B.)

    Leake
    Taillon
    Jon gray
    Happ

    Also have severino/nova but assuming you like those over the others that I listed.

    Any help is appreciated, thanks brochacho

  58. Jason Murray says:
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    10 Team H2H keeper with no limits and starting pitching at a premium. Was offered Severino/Berrios/Wil Myers for Rizzo/Carrasco/Javier Baez. I also have 1B Abreu, Bour, and Smoak on my roster in utility spots. Should I move Rizzo to get the young pitching? Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jason Murray:

      You can do better than that for Rizzo and Carrasco..

  59. PHIL says:
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    Any chance they move Arcia up in the lineup?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @PHIL:
      Sure, if he hits he will move up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PHIL: Agree with MP

  60. bbboston says:
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    Seems Texas will look at Frieri…. Why no consideration?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @bbboston:
      Texas said they will look at him, they did not say he would be there closer or holds guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bbboston: Honestly, first I’m hearing that

  61. Robert says:
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    Walker or Peacock ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Robert:
      Walker

  62. John says:
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    Hi guys,

    Was wondering what your thoughts on Brad Peacock ROS with the Astros rotation looking like it’ll be getting healthy after the ASB? It’s a QS league so I’m not getting much in that regard but it’s hard to argue with the strikeouts and low era. Is he someone you think sticks in the rotation or does he get bumped back to the bullpen?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: He’ll be moved to the bullpen

  63. Bugs says:
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    Clint Frazier or Carlos Gonzalez for ROS

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bugs:

      I’d go with Clint. for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bugs: Agree with MP

  64. Slimcompoop says:
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    Top o’ the morning Grey…

    (a) Jose Ramirez is a STUD!
    (b) How long do you think Trea Turner is out? Nationals still haven’t announced a time table.
    (c) There is no “c”
    (d) How long till Devers is called up to play 3B for the Red Sox? Doode can hit!

    xoxo

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Slimcompoop:

      A. And to think I passed on Jose last year, cause I read somewhere that he has a bad work ethic and bad attitude..

      B. I called the Nats injury hot-line, no answer..

      C. Ask Ralph about Devers. Being a Sox fan and the TOP prospector in the world, he has all the prospect answers..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: A. Agree with poop B. 2 months D. After trading deadline if no one is traded for

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Do me a solid and listen to “Oh my Darling don’t cry”, “Blockbuster Night, Part 1”, and “Close your Eyes” off of RTJ2. Then “Call Ticketron” and “Don’t Get Captured” off of RTJ3. Thanks for the feedback.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Listening rn, thanks for listing them out for me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, Close Your Eyes is already marked as a 5-star song on my itunes

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Great song + plus RATM was my high school go-to along with Deftones. Zach de la Rocha is a stud.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  65. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the awesome work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Who should i start? ( I need 5 SPs)

    Pineda Vs TOR;
    Maeda Vs KC;
    Gausman @ MIN;
    Paxton Vs OAK;
    Davies @ CHC;
    Castillo @COL, @ARI;
    Walker Vs CIN;
    Foltynewicz @ WAS;
    Lugo @ WAS;
    Wacha Vs MIA;

    Thanks again Grey!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @RicoSuave:

      I’d go with:

      Pineda Vs TOR
      Gausman @ MIN
      Paxton Vs OAK
      Walker Vs CIN
      Wacha Vs MIA

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: THANK YOU!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    Should I start Cody Allen is he the closer now? Sheesh, what’s going on? Verlander or Nolasco? Do you trust Britton will be back by July 5?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris:
      Start Allen.

      JV over Ricky..

      Only the baseball gods know when Britton will be back and I am not one of them..I wud check the Orioles web-site, to see if there any updates on him.

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks! Do I dare trust verlander or go Britton or devenski? We don’t count holds.

      • Chris says:
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        Also what’s up with Upton? Do I start deshields over him?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Chris: He’s been healthy so far on his rehab so yeah, Britton is set to come back this week

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks Hung! After that ass whoopin would you go Verlander or go with the extra closer? If I don’t go Verlander of course he will have a complete game shutout with 12 k’s!

        • Fabsy says:
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          @Chris: Verlander is proven good, year by year… just hold on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with MP

  67. Jon says:
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    Need to drop one:

    Brad Hand, Chatwood, Cozart, Alonso, Pineda

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jon:
      Chatwood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with MP

  68. Not your average Joe says:
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    We only get four adds a week (and I’m down to three for this one). Assuming I had the slots for any or all of them, would you add any of the following guys to either stream this week or to use ROS? Hammel, Chacin, Cahill, J.Ross.

  69. enrique says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Who’s a better speed guy (roto, redraft), Margot or Mallex?

    Better short-term pickup for 3B, Valencia or Gurriel?

    Thanks!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @enrique: mallex…Gurriel

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @enrique:

      Agree with the ole curious one.

  70. Sam says:
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    I have Duffy and Aaron Sanchez on the DL, which pitchers should I drop when they return? King Felix, Sean Newcomb, Dylan Bundy or one of those 2 on the DL?
    Also, is G Polanco worth rostering in a 10 teamer?

    Thanks

    • Fabsy says:
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      @Sam: Probably Bundy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: Bundy, yes on Polanco

  71. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    Happy 4h!!!!

    6×5 including obp league and trying to upgrade my hole at 2nd base. Currently have Odor and Villar stinking things up. Looking to trade for Altuve. How do you feel about these offers? Thinking about sending all three to the owner and letting him choose. Do you have an issue with either of them? I may also let him mix and match any of these players for Altuve. Thoughts?

    Sano + Hosmer for Altuve
    Villar + Hosmer for Altuve
    Smoak + Hosmer for Altuve

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Charles Varon:
      Send him all three and let him pick.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Charles Varon: I don’t know why he’d accept any of those, but send ’em all.

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Cram It:

        Do you think any variation of Smoak/Sano/Hosmer/Villar gets the trade done? What type of players involved do you think it would take to pry away Altuve?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Charles Varon: Maybe a combination not including Hosmer. But don’t ask us, ask the Altuve owner.

          • Just to add some perspective I just sent….

            Duvall, Marte, Maurer for Altuve. Though he is in last place so he kind of had to make some sort of big move.

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! We’ll see what he says. Certainly giving him plenty of (crap) choices…lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  72. The JoGarza says:
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    One more:

    12-tm H2H OBP.

    Mitch Haniger or Pham?

  73. Bill Brasky says:
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    Need to lose one:

    Maybin
    Peralta
    Broxton

  74. web says:
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    Add Pham or Clint Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: Frazier

  75. BronxBombers says:
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    Drop Biagini and add Nola or Meyer? which one? I only have 8 moves left for the rest of the year. I’m 21 games ahead of second place. Im building for the playoffs.

    Instead of doing that, I could add a pretty good closer/setup guy. I only have 2 and kind of punted the stat to dominate the other pitching stats. The other guys, who I think are making the playoffs, have a ton of closers. I have no shot at beating them in saves/holds unless I get lucky. But my closers give good ratios. Once and while I get lucky with 2/3 saves for the week and the win.

    Dyson, Maurer, Hand, Reed, Kahnle, Neshek, Barnes, Ottavino, and Rogers are availbe. We combine saves and holds. I have Robertson and Diaz.

    Have a Happy 4th and a miserable hung over 5th!! Thanks for all you do..
    H2H, 12 man, keeper league.

  76. Bac says:
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    5X5 OBP.
    j turner and s marte for darvish and faria. Which side?

    • Fabsy says:
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      @Bac: Depends on if you need pitching or batting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bac: Yu, it’s fair

      • Bac says:
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        @Grey: thank you! First in pitching suck in hitting. Might pull the trigger here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  77. waffles says:
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    Would you rather own Didi or Arcia ROS in an OBP league? They’ve been batting Didi cleanup

    I know I shouldn’t own two catchers but I’ve ended up with Avila and Realmuto, 2 top 8 catchers, on my team in a 12er. Would you trade one of them for J Baez or Schoop? Not super excited about either of them in an OBP league but could use MI help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @waffles: Didi — of course I’d trade a useless catcher

      • waffles says:
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        @Grey: appreciate it Grey. who’s the most droppable in a 12er OBP league out of Gardner, Maybin, Mallex, Reddick?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mallex

  78. PN says:
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    Have Carpenter 2B, Bogaerts SS, Schoop MI, Gyorko BN (1B/2B/3B/SS), Castro BN. Still leaving Arcia on the wire, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PN: Sure

  79. Natty Boh says:
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    Time to move on from Yonder Alonso, 14 team league? Jorge Soler or Orlando Arcia are available.

  80. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I have a plethora of CI in my dynasty and can’t give away Hanley for even a mediocre pitcher. Here’s hoping for a hot streak.

    Working on days everyone else has off is pointless.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I know it’s always praised, but I never watched it. Worth a watch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah, it’s solid, start from beginning… Decent watch

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I’ll have to check it out. Oh, and I did like GLOW, Marc Maron was pretty good in it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ya know, one of the writers for this site was on his WTF pod, a guy that quit b/c everyone harassed him

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Last year, not this year

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @Grey: Oh that writer who couldn’t take a joke :) Ha, no, I’m not a Crab so I’m staying out of it.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Kenyon Messersmith

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: Oh haha, my bad…that was the last year comment. That sucks, I liked how mad people people got reading something no one was forcing them to read. I remember you saying he wrote for something/someone before.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You thought JB was on WTF pod?! Yeah, Messersmith is a comedian, me not paying him, plus people effing with him, he saw no upside

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: It made sense to me since “WTF” is probably the first thing most people say when they see JB.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: That’s who I thought of when you said the above. He wrote those posts about fake players. I didn’t get it. Saw humor in what he was writing but not in the idea of those posts.

                      “Me not paying him”. Haha!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, yeah, he used to open for Louis C.K., Maron and others, this may not have been his best avenue…

  81. chris pierce says:
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    Drop one, J Gray, EROD, Nola, Pineda, Shark or Matz.

  82. Jim says:
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    12 team H2H league. Which side do you like here…

    Khris Davis/Moustakas for Kris Bryant/Maybin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Maybin

  83. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league.

    drop 1 of the following:

    Straily
    Cahill
    Morton
    Manaea
    Faria

    thanks!

  84. stu says:
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    Pick 2 to start, Points league:

    all home games

    Lemahieu- (4CIN, 3CWS)
    M Carpenter- (4MIA, 3NYM)
    I Happ- (2TB, 1MIL, 3PIT)

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stu: Not DJ

  85. AdamH says:
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    Didi or Arcia?

    Margot fit in with these guys below? If so, who to drop?

    Bats: Zimmerman, Altuve, Didi, Rendon, Desmond, Schebler, M. Taylor, Clint Frazier, Todd Frazier, Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH: Didi…. Meh, Frazier prolly

  86. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    12 team dynasty saves only (and k/9). have norris coming off DL, and also chapman (pretty big contract but that’s immaterial as he’s worth it), kintzler, colome, rodney. this league is probably my easiest place to pick up closers, i actually dropped maurer when i grabbed hand. it’s also a QS league and i really can’t hamstring myself with holding 5 closers as i win saves easily most weeks anyway. colome is on a good cheap contract, anybody obtained from FA during season costs $10 (about what colome costs, chapman about triple). kintzler/rodney/norris also obtained from FA easily. rodney/kintzler/jeenmar back at start of year weren’t even owned (this league is looking more and more like a joke).

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: forgot the question part, which is the worst ONE to drop?

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: good god this
        “which is the worst ONE to drop?”

        is literally the worst way possible to phrase that, but since we know the reverse version answer i’m worried about having asked’s answer would be chapman i effectively accidentally idiot proofed my question.
        should’ve been something like “which is the worst one” (there. the end, try to find any equivocations in that one)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I went with worst one

  87. Bwyce Hawpor says:
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    rank between these 3 ROS? ellsbury, polanco, margot. roto, 12 team keeper, 6×6 w/ obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Margot

  88. joeg414 says:
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    Looking for a Starter, I have a few “extra ” hitters .
    Whata think of me giving up Clint Frazier for Taillon ?
    6×6 mixed roto non keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  89. Sean says:
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    Just burned my #2 waiver slot on Clint Frazier and of course someone decided to drop Bogaerts after my claim went through. Not sure why in the world he did it, but it will be someone else’s gain. Is there a term for a premature waiver burn?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Sean: do you play in a 6 team league?

      • Sean says:
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        @William Hung: no its a 12 team H2H, im honestly baffled by it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  90. lwomack58 says:
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    I need someone to contribute to all 5 hitting catergories-

    Drop M. Adams, Drury or Trey Mancini for
    Souza, Odor, Margot, Pham, Hanley, O. Herrera or D. Santana

    Who to add and which ones to drop.

    Thank you and Happy 4th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lwomack58: Adams, Drury…. Odor, Hanley

  91. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Have Goldy and Miggy in a keeper league. Looking to deal Miggy. Is Yu and Dickerson a good return?

  92. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey grey,

    Is trumbo droppable in shallow league?

    I keep playing him in h2h league, waiting….

  93. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Margot or Maybin?

  94. slimbo says:
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    hey boss

    1. which 2 to stash on the dl? chris davis, nunez, castro, conforto

    2. how do you rank em rest of season? cain, gyorko, reynolds, morrison, owings

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Davis, Conforto 2. Reynolds, Owings, Cain

  95. Armchair QB says:
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    Is Cueto a streaming guy in shallow leagues or do I hold him and hope for a turnaround and/or trade to contender?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope for a turnaround

  96. John Cogelia says:
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    In 12 team h2h. Lost Turner last week. Just got offered Ozuna for Pollack. What do you think?

  97. Chris says:
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    Do I start Verlander after that ass kicking? Is he some how going to far better @ cleveland?

    Thanks

  98. Dhouse42 says:
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    Best 2 of david peralta, maybin, carlos gomez ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Gomez

  99. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    Pick up Rich Hill or Brandon Maurer over any of these shmucks? Thanks!

    SP Zack Godley, Taillon, Pineda, Alex Wood, Peacock, Matz, Samardzija, Quintana
    RP Addison Reed, Jim Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh… Hill over Quintana

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Lol thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. peacecoast says:
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    drop hoffman for montgomery (cubs)?

    prob starting hoffman tonight tho as a parting gift….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  101. I only use Grey poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Hey Grey! Almost spit out my coffee at the deKlerk reference. In a 12T league where I’ve got Altuve, Betts, and Cain for swipes, do you like C Frazier as your bench bat over Margot? Or still the speedy appetizer of esMargot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just go Frazier if bench

  102. Fabsy says:
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    Rodon worth picking up and starting for tonight in Oakland? Oakland averages 9.6 strikeouts/game 29th in the MLB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  103. Your Mom says:
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    Desmond or Odor the rest of the way? On a side note, I dropped Bundy to pick up and start Clevinger this weekend. All the Bundy is a bum talk made me do it. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, nice on Clevinger

  104. lwomack58 says:
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    Is Verlander an add for long term. Any feeling he has hit a rough patch? I would be dropping Folty to add JV or move on an stream Folty’s spot.

    My current starters are-J. Gray, R. Hill, Scherzer, Kluber, Darvich, Cueto, J. Ross(streaming this weeks start), and Keuchel.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been saying all season Verlander does not look right

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        So in other words move on?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In what way??

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:

            Don’t add Verlander?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He has a 5 ERA, why?

              • lwomack58 says:
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                @Grey:

                Hope for a turn around

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Let him do it on waivers first

  105. peacecoast says:
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    I know I asked above buried somewhere in my own retarded thread. Stash Schwarber now? Had a great last 3 games (4 HR). Have a bench spot for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash him for his 3 starts a week return to Cubs? I guess, if you like

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: It is gonna be crowded there huh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  106. peacecoast says:
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    drop hoffman for clevinger, lamet, jross(ugh)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

  107. Greg says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    1) Traded Nelson and DDuffy for D.Santana and Cespedes. Fair?

    2) Arcia or Happ? Leaning Arcia.

    3) TWalker over Matz, Faria, Newcomb, or Peacock?

    4) Hold Bush or droppable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Sure Arcia, toss up 3. Newcomb 4. Hold

  108. Bobby says:
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    Currently in 3rd place of standard 12-team Yahoo keeper league. My hitting is great (Grandal, Rizzo, Odor, Bryant, Correa, Harper, Blackmon, Ozuna, Lamb), but my pitching is average (C-Mart, Quintana, Paxton, Manaea, Godley, Eduardo Rodriguez, Salazar).

    Do you think I need to improve my pitching or will the guys I have turn it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching looks a bit like a mess

  109. Jose says:
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    Grey would you trade Francisco lindor for andrew mccutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  110. Lubes says:
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    5-Keeper league- Odor, Villar, neither

    Thanks for entertaining those of us stuck at work today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  111. mjp says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Recently listened to your podcast when you mentioned S. Gray. Need some help rounding out my SP’s and was wondering who I should grab ROS out of these guys? Need 2:

    T.Walker, S.Gray, R.Hill, J.Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Walker

  112. mjp says:
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    Take 2:

    Question on bats. Some guy just purged his team in my keeper and went all upside since he is already out of the playoff picture. Which of these guys would you add from WW. Currently have Story, Villar, and Zimmer on my bench. Should I swap any out for these guys?

    B.Belt, Souza, Maybin, Margot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza for Zimmer

  113. lwomack58 says:
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    Last question for today-

    Currently have Joc and Chisenhall as OF. Both did very well for me this past week.

    Drop either for-Polanco, Margot, I. Happ or Melky(he just seems to contribute to 4 out of 5 catergories). Thanks and again have a great holiday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chis for Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  114. Chris D says:
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    Dynasty league. With no particular trade target or position need, If I am trading Kyle Seager, what type of player should I be targeting in trying to get back? I can’t gauge what his value is this year and and how it looks long term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco?

      • Chris D says:
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        @Grey: I like that idea. Gives me some sense of some direction at least. Thanks Grey, have a great 4th!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  115. Green monstah says:
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    Good afternoon & happy 4th of July week grey!

    H2h pts weekly lock league.

    Which one are you starting this week at utility out of these:

    Jose abreu: series at OAK then at Colorado 6 gms

    Pedroia : series at Texas rangers then at TB rays 7 games

    Ian Happ series vs rays in Chicago for 2 games then Thursday Cubs start series hosting Brewers. 6 games

    Tommy Pham series vs Marlins in STL then series vs mets all home games in STL 7 games

    Scooter gennett series at Colorado then at Arizona. 7 games.

    If I go anyone not named abreu would you then bench Smoak & start Abreu at 1b instead of Smoak this week?


    Next Q at SS for this week Didi Gregorious (series vs Jays then hosting Brewers in the bronx: 6 games)

    Chris owings (series at Dodgers then hosting reds. 6 gms)

    Troy Tulowitzki (series at Yankees then hosting Astros.) 7 games

    Orlando Arica (hosting Brewers then at chi Cubs. 7 games.)

    Thanks grey have a great 4th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu — Owings, you too!

  116. peacecoast says:
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    I wish there was a player named Morgan Forsythe so we could call him MoFo. Wouldn’t that be just great? Or Homer Bagwell, so it would be HoBag. This is fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, me too!

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Chucky: @Grey: funny one Daniel Murphy is DamU (what he says to gays)

    • Chucky says:
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      What about Homer Morrison? PC?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Chucky: see above

  117. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Someones shopping jimmy Nelson in my big money league, 10 team h2h points.

    My roster (at the moment):

    C – D’Ardnaud (it changes every other day tho)
    1B – Wil Myers
    2B – Odor
    3B – Justin Turner
    SS – Owings
    MI – Schoop
    CI – Hosmer
    OF – Springer, Grichuk, Keon Broxton, CarGomez, Puig
    U – HanRam (grabbed off waivers 2 weeks ago, amen for the hot streak)
    Bench – Trea Turner (DL eligible), Haniger, Franco

    SP – McCullers, Severino, Rich Hill, Nola, Peacock, Mike Montgomery
    RP -Knebel, Colome, Brach
    BN – Eduardo Rodriguez, Maeda (probably dropping him soon after that SD start), Britton (probably dropping Brach when he returns)

    DL: Trout, Syndergaard

    We start 12 SPs a week, SON is a huge reason Im still miraculously in 1st place.

    Anyone I should be trading to get Jimmy Nelson? He also owns Straily, Jon Gray, and Urena.

    Thanks for the guidance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco? Haniger? Hanley?

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: I’ll try all Haniger 1st, Hanram if that fails. I dont think he’ll bite on Franco, Im the only one in the league that values him.

        Thanks for the advice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  118. Trout for Breakfast says:
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    Drop any of Choo, Pujols, Polanco, or Piscotty for Margot or Clint Frazier? 12-team H2H categories with OPS. Thanks Razz doods.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo and Pujols

  119. ichirosan says:
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    16-man H2H dynasty league. Have a surplus of 2B, and want to trade for Bregman.

    Am I crazy to think that Schoop has close to the same value as him? Should I include some underperforming veteran like Car-Go, or just look elsewhere for a 3B of the future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop has been more valuable

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Schoop gets no love around here. I don’t get it. 30/100 pace at 2B? Meh, it’s okay.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, kinda like Ender… Not exactly Trout, but 105/15/60/.295/25 not that bad

  120. Chris says:
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    Start Slater or Deshields over Upton or take the chance on upton playing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try DeShields, obliques are tricky

  121. Thomas Jackson says:
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    Hi Unkie Grey,

    In a 12-team roto, 7×7 (OPB, TB, K/BB, QS), 3-year keeper (keeper status resets for a player if acquired by new team in any way)

    Team is:
    – Myers
    – Odor
    – Peraza
    – Healy
    – Betts (acquired in deal for Kershaw/Chapman)
    – Judge (acquired in same deal above)
    – Bellinger
    – Santana
    – Mallex Smith

    – Benintendi
    – Polanco
    – Trout (DL, can’t be kept anymore)

    Need help in pitching cats, so if you were to trade one player (given keeper rules) for some pitching, would you trade Trout, Judge, or Bellinger?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, TJ, I’d trade a lesser of those three for a cheaper SP

  122. birrrdy! says:
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    Need to make a drop in NL only keeper league to activate CarGo from DL today…

    Sogard, Freese, Aledmys Diaz (holding on theory he comes back hot like Grichuk) or Tapia?

    …or can just keep CarGo on DL and risk not getting him back for big return in Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  123. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    I need a 2b/ss. I have a abundance at rp. Kintzler, Iglesias, Reed and Britton coming back. Should I offer Reed for Happ? 5×5 roto, 10tm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Nothing like a good FW De Klerk reference to start the day. Watched the latter portions of the A’s/Braves. When the A’s tied the game Glen Kuiper was confused and thought they were gonna to walk it off. He’s doing a dramatic walk off call, followed by a very awkward 30 seconds where he realized they only tied it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s hilarious

  125. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I take it Norris and Kela are preferred to Brach ROS for saves. Es esto correcto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Jayson says:
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        @Grey:

        Who would you prefer Norris or Kela?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kela

  126. Nightmare! says:
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    Hey buddy boy. Happy Monday. Nursing a hangover today, piscotty doesn’t know!! If you had to pick one of these guys to own, who would it be.

    Jason hammel
    Jhoulis chacin
    Zach davies
    Hellickson
    Charlie Morton
    Seth lugo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chacin, but only at home

  127. Joe says:
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    Keeper question, who do you like better over the next 2-4 years, Margot or Arcia? Position doesn’t matter. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  128. Steve says:
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    Better SS for the next two weeks: Cozart or Arcia?

    Better UTIL, Bour or Morrison? Need HR

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart… Lomo

  129. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Please pick 3 for OF3 and OF4 and Util spots on 10 Team H2H Points League:

    Polanco
    Maybin
    Peralta
    K. Brox
    Joc Pederson

    Thanks much Grey and have a great 4th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Polanco, Maybin, you too!

  130. Jarrod says:
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    Good morning Grey! Happy early 4th of July to you!

    I got another doozy JD Martinez for J Abreu….. AL Roto 8team

    C- Lucroy
    1b- Abreu
    2b- Odor
    3b- Moustakas
    Ss- Andrelton Simmons
    Mi- Adeiny Hechavarria
    Of- M Betts
    Of- J Dyson
    Of- J Upton
    Of- Melky Cabrera
    Of- K Pillar
    DH- S Pearce
    Utl- M Sano
    Utl- R Healy

    DL-C Davis

    P-Nolasco
    P-Pineda
    P- Stroman
    P- Hammel
    RP- A Chapman
    RP- C Kimbrel
    RP- J Wilson
    RP- K Herrera

    DL- D Kuechel

    Right now I feel like I’ve got a pretty rounded out staff, feel like I could use another SP and deal off a RP here soon.. But that offer on the table looks pretty appetizing to get JD on my squad. I may have to wait till Chris Davis is back but what would you do?

    Much appreciated sir!
    Have an awesome week my man!
    -Jarrod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good for your team as long as Davis doesn’t have a setback then you’re screwed

      • Jarrod says:
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        @Grey: You think its worth the dice roll?

        JD ‘s stats in his at bats are incredible, they would pace better than Abreu, just that worry for C Davis. Not sure the plus side is that much better but ability to keep JD for a couple years while reducing salary overall seems good.

        Tough decisions, thanks for the input again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think it’s worth it, I’d trade a lesser piece for a lesser OF, or I’d fix my MI, Adeiny is awful

  131. Great content as usual, Grey. I notice that you are as brilliant with the first questions of the day as you are with the 393rd. I don’t how you do it…but I bow to such freakiness–and pep.

    Tomorrow our Keeper League has its Mid-Season 1-player draft in which we can pick up any player in the Majors not already on one of our Fantasy rosters.

    I’m currently in 2nd Place and could use Mid-Season help at SP (where my 4th and 5ths are: J. MUSGROVE, M. LEAKE, N. KARNS, JR GUERRA, and J. ODORIZZI) or OF (where my 3rd Of’er is either K. CALHOUN or L. CAin) or MR/backup CLOSERS.

    Last year, I was also in 2nd at this time and chose, at the last minute, BRANDON McCARTHY instead of EDWIN DIAZ, my original target. I ended the season in 2nd.

    Thus, with danger looming, I type out the equivalent of Commissioner Gordon’s BAT LIGHT in your direction and ask you to please tell me which one player from each category do you prefer and of those who do you like the best for my team?

    SP: Zach GODLEY, Luis CASTILLO, Mike CLEVENGER

    OF: Marwin GONZALEZ, Tommy PHAM, Michael TAYLOR, Aaron ALTHERR (or…Aaron Hicks?)

    MR: Tommy KAHNLE, Archie BRADLEY

    I’m trying to think this one through in Razzball-fashion but remain v. torn…so THANK YOU!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! You need SPs it seems… Godley over Junior, Clevinger over Musgrove

      • @Grey: Wow! Was that as good for you as it was for me? Thanks for clearing my head! PEACE.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  132. MR. SWEAT NECKLACE says:
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    Keep Betances in a ten teamer with QS, L, K, WHIP, ERA, SV?

    Or pickup Bush, or T. Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  133. Ralphy says:
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    Would you trade AJ Ramos for Samardzjia? I have five closers which I thought was too many but I keep getting more innings each week than the team I’m going against so maybe five closers isn’t a bad thing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Ralphy says:
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        Ok fallow up question. Would you trade AJ Ramos and Bellinger for Mookie Betts. Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  134. Mike and Ike says:
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    Grey,

    Which side do you prefer ROS:

    Manny, Wood, Greinke

    Lindor, Pollock, Conforto, Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

      • Mike and Ike says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Hope you have an excellent Fourth!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  135. happyharry1958 says:
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    Hello Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6×6. Which one of theses pitchers would you drop to activate Aaron Sanchez…Pineda, Taillon, Pomeranz or edwin Diaz?? thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  136. Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace says:
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    G and all
    Hope your weekend was sufficiently fourthy (try to say that five times fast…..yeah actually maybe not)
    I’m in second place, three way tie there about 12 games back. My offense choked end of week and ended up going from 11-2 most of week to a 5-7 loss.

    Normally this should be an easy choice but I’m really struggling with it…..
    Was offered Kerry for my Judge straight up.
    Maybe I’ll be laughed at for considering this a dilemma but the last couple of weeks my offense has tightened up and I’m concerned I won’t be able to fill that hole. Especially w fragile miggy and Cruz.
    Am I nuts? Is it an automatic YES?
    Opinion on my team in its present state?

    Thanks y’all

    C – avila
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-D Murphy
    3-Longoria
    SS-andrus
    OF-Judge
    OF- Dickerson
    OF- Maybin
    U-pham, Cruz,miggy, bour,gurriel

    SP-C Carrasco, Sev, Taillon,Peacock,Greinke,J Gray,J Montgomery
    RP- Iglesias,Vizcaino,B Norris,Devo,Cam

    12 team h2h
    Pitchers Stat Categories: Complete Games (CG), Outs (OUT), Walks (BB), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS), Saves + Holds (SV+H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Kerry?

      • Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes under the radar ace, used to be in politics….
        How dare spell check mess w Kershaw. Ah tried to do it again and make it Keyshawn. FU iPhone. …. sure, that it doesn’t correct, of course.

        Ok same message but with Kersh as the option.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Kershaw

  137. Chaz says:
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    I got a decision to make between either JA Happ or Jake Faria in a H2h league with QS. Who’s the pick ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  138. FrankGrimes says:
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    Of course it’s already
    7-0 brewers and
    Villar is 0-2 lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      0-4

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        O for 5 3k’s haha
        With fantasy injuries bad luck and my giants sucking ass
        Ima spend rest of summer golfing and
        get ready for football.

        Happy 4th my friend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too, Grimey!

  139. Pazz says:
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    Should I add lucroy someone dropped him over my current catcher Avila

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you like

  140. Luvdarooks says:
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    5 x 5 I need K’s and wins I trade Finnegan and Clevenger for Gio Gon. and Pat Corbin could trade for me?
    I get Gonzalez and Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  141. Telemachus says:
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    Please pick 3 for this week:
    Pomeranz @ TB
    Vargas @ Seattle
    Manaea @ Seattle
    J Montgomery vs Mil
    T Walker vs Cin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Home starters, Vargas

  142. tony says:
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    Rank then, deshields, zimmer, keon broxton, mallex smith, thames.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tahmes, Brox

  143. GregJeffries says:
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    Hey Grey! Happy 3rd!

    Am I just being stubborn and stupid hanging onto Zimmer in my 15 team roto, 5 player (no time limit) keeper league? My team is in the middle/bottom of the pack, so I’m sortof looking to hold onto some 5 tool keepers for next season.
    A)You think Zimmer will do anything during the 2nd half or possibly blossom into a top 50-75 bat next season? (i know he’ll need to figure out lefties first, by mayyybe?)

    B) You like Zimmer as a potential keeper above any of Arcia, Broxton, K. Seager?

    Thanks again! Really appreciate all the hard work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. He could, I doubt it, he’s hitting 8th on most nights, can’t have much value there this year B. Nope

  144. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Should I drop delino for margot, or arcia. I really need average and obp, but I could get about five points from the stolen base category too. I can get 20 points from ave and obp, and I can get 7 from steals thoigh im not catching up to hamilton or dee gordon owners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  145. The Doctor says:
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    More of a Ralph question but like all input. Been holding Glasnow in a dynasty since he was demoted am I holding out too much hope he’s a Stud or should I drop him for Calhoun Kingery or Meadows?

    Thanks and Happy 4th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Meadows, you too!

  146. Pazz says:
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    Luke weaver!? Good add… bullpen or starter)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bullpen

  147. Jose says:
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    What pitchers should I be looking to swap Arrieta for? It’s actually a keeper league , but it’s only 10 teams so it’s pretty shallow. My offense is stacked, but could use a 2B since Turner is on the DL. Have Happ filling in.

    Any hypotheticals? I know Ralph is the prospect man, but what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Haha. Of course!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, was waiting for you to see that

      • Jose says:
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        @Grey:
        I’d take that deal. Don’t think it’s gunna fly, but I’ll give it a shot.

        What about a Paxton or Severino?

        Would you look to buy low in Odor or are we letting that ship sail? He and Arrieta have about the same points total for the year in our league.
        I’m holding Monconda for when he’s called up. I feel like the floor is about the same on those two with more upside on moncada.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d buy low on Odor… I like Severino a bit more than Pax, but I like both

  148. Scott says:
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    Is Byron Buxton still a top 100 dynasty player? Where would you slot him? The power and speed seem nice, but avg is brutal.

    Someone offered me Maeda for him in a dynasty league, and I’m sad that i considered it.

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: following up after some negotiations, can you rank the following 3 options

      A: Hold Buxton
      B: Deal Buxton for JA Happ and Kenta Maeda
      C: Deal Buxton + a top 50 prospect for Sean Manaea

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        A

        • Scott says:
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          @Grey: am i allowed to follow-up a follow-up? is that due to confidence in buxton to turn it around, or lack of faith in maeda/happ/manaea?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Lack of faith in those arms

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe around 120

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: You’ll be regretting that in a year or two.

      • Scott says:
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        @Cram It: thought the manaea one would get interest, but you guys have walked me off the “buxton ledge”. ill keep the underachieving OF that i’ve owned since he was drafted

  149. JD Hassett

    Otwins says:
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    I am in a 12 team 5by5 league. I am midpack in HRS,RBI,Steals and average. Pitching is good. Would you drop either Hanley or Domingo Santana for Starling Marte. We only get one move a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  150. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello again Grey,
    Any chance my CMart, Bellinger and Maeda for Sale and throw ins (Lackey and Mancini who I will probably drop) is fair? The Sale Manager is looking for a bat.

    It is a 12 Team H2H Keeper League, so I figure Bellinger would be a good Keeper next season. He’s going to say know and counter with my Harper, but I wanted to get your read on the offer.

    Thanks much Grey and another happy fourth!

    • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: Oops! Meant “no” instead of “know.” Dang!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s fair, you too!

  151. Bill Brasky says:
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    Kela to DL – is Grilli the guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, maybe Leclerc, maybe Grilli, prolly Bush again

  152. lwomack58 says:
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    Kela to the DL.

    Who would you choose-Neris, Grilli, Rosenthal or Street(Pitched the 9th last night).

    • lwomack58 says:
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      @lwomack58:

      Also Oh available

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Go Oh

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @lwomack58: street pitched yesterday when LOSING in the 9th, no indication of anything positive for him (other than he wasn’t blown up of course).

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @jason batteiger: oh somewhat easily for me there. i’d say d’oh but i picked up a hernia at a bachelor party over the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris

  153. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    After losing my 2nd week in a row (4-10… ouch!) and to a 6th place team made up of guys I’ve rostered and let go (J. Johnson, Miranda, Berrios, Faria… oh and he streamed Clevinger, Trevor Williams and Urena against me so that was fun to see) I’m pretty concerned with my team’s inability to win W’s, L’s, SBs, and Ratios! For the first time I lost in K’s (by 10 but he did have Sale…)

    (1) C: Zunino
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Lindor
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Myers
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
    (6) Bench: Peraza, Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, McCullers
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Walker, M. Montgomery
    (6) Bench: Lynn, J. Gray, J. Ross, empty

    (2) DL: A. Sanchez, Shoemaker

    1) Anyway to improve my RP situation or make changes?
    Available RPs: Neris, Dyson, Familia*, Neshek, Albers, Kela, Street, Strickland

    2) Been trying to trade Haniger for a pitcher but no one will take him so I think it’s time to drop him… Any of these other bats worth owning as a bench bat instead of Peraza in that case assuming Haniger is cut into this free agent pool shortly… Almost picked up Hanley but he finally got scooped up…

    Available Bats: C. Davis*, Inciarte, Gardner, Brantley, G. Polanco, Mazara, Belt, Maybin, Bregman, Broxton, D. Santana, Souza , J. Dyson

    3) Just stashed Sanchez in the DL spot for now and I’ve been streaming out of multiple spots as you can see but not having any real luck with a weekly 6 add limit! I know most of the available guys below are “streamers” and “matchup based” but here are there any hidden gems that I should be rostering instead of streaming?

    Available SPs: Bauer, Rodon, Ryu, A. Moore, Pivetta, Clevinger, Hoffman, Chacin, Folty, Lamet, M. Moore, Fiers, Hammel, Newcomb, Meyer, Gausman, JC Ramirez, Lugo, Roark, Garcia, Biagini, Cotton, Montero, T. Ross, Chavez…

    Was already thinking of grabbing the guys with the following positive SON starts?

    Bauer vs. SD (12.7)
    Ryu vs. KC (13.7)
    Pivetta vs. SD (5.4)
    M. Moore vs. MIA (2.9)
    A. Moore vs. OAK (1.3)

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oh also just heard about Kela so add Grilli to the mix for question number 2 above…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Ender over Haniger 3. Clevinger could be interesting, but depends on matchups for all of these

  154. The Harrow says:
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    while not as good as your kluber/cougs routine from a week or so ago (yeah i’m behind baby) rotoworld’s guys (i used to years ago suspect jaywrong may have written for them (i’m way more sure that’s false now) turned in some good stuff here:

    “Rosario came within a homer of the cycle, and he also drew a walk. As good as he’s been this year, Rosario did have some struggles in June, posting a .644 OPS for the month. Call it regression to the mean, boredom with the level or a combination of both. Rosario is ready to go, and it seems like everyone but the Mets agree. Unfortunately, they’re the only ones who have a say in this.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  155. The Harrow says:
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    12 teamer should probably acquire leclerc with only kela (DL slot) osuna/norris/land of the strick (saves only). drop meyer or chacin (SON has them somewhat close other than chacin’s SD home games). this of course might be greatly determined by what meyer does tonight of course i suppose. deep benches and i have 12 SP and 3 BN bats (some platooners and underperformers with chisenhall/story/d.peralta).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meyer

  156. John Lettiere says:
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    Starting Stroman in NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  157. NoMorales says:
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    Why can I never find the Razzball Only contest on FantasyDraft….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, need to find link in podcast post

      • NoMorales says:
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        @Grey:

        I listen on my iPhone – podcast through iTunes and there is never a link (as is proffered) in the description.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @Grey: hate to be the bearer of bad news but no link yet. I think because of the holiday they may not have a contest. I’ll do my best to confirm. If there is one, it should show in the podcast first, the DFS article second tomorrow

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks, Sky! That makes sense, with the holiday there’s no Razzball only contest…

  158. Doc says:
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    20 moves left, 12 teamed

    Margot over Mancini?

    Arcia over marwin or Russell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia over Russell

  159. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Ian Desmond to the DL and your boy Sal Romano called up to pitch in Coors night. Could be some early fireworks in that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oy!

  160. David says:
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    ROS, Gennett or Arcia? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  161. Daze says:
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    Hey Grey.
    I know cozart has had a career year
    But the reds are being very cautious with him.
    Is it worth picking up Arcia and dropping Cizart.
    In a 12 team keeper league.
    Or should I hold.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

    • NoMorales says:
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      @Daze:

      Arcia has more potential to be a keeper than Cozart…his breakout appears real (though I think all his HR are on the 1st or 2nd pitch so once pitchers figure that out, the HR could disappear).

  162. Coco Crisp's Fro says:
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    Grey, love the new book my man. Good stuff. Shallow 10 team league, H2H, redraft league: Margot and Martes available on the waiver. Drop Hamilton ,Eric Thames, Donaldson, or Bruce to pick them up for the rest of the year. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, thanks, Coco! I’d hold there tho

  163. Every29Years says:
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    My staff: Kershaw, Taillon, Nova, Faria, Severino, Happ and $#%##*^*# Verlander. Looks like Kate and I have one thing in common getting effd by Justin. This is a 12 teamer, H2H and my pitching is horrific. In 3rd place somehow. Trades are out there but if they fail, do I just bench JV for a bit or drop him for J Gray,or J Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Drop for Ross for tomorrow, and stream

  164. Peg says:
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    12 team H2H Keeper League

    Betts for Jose Ramirez and Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side

      • Peg says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  165. The Harrow says:
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    ok, i saw the tepera/osuna godzilla joke, how come no rodon joke in the past (i’m like 87% sure i didn’t miss it if there was one). did you get into godzilla movies in like the last 2 years or less mayhap?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve never seen a Godzilla movie, just going off of my only knowledge of the genre

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I just Googled Rodon and Godzilla — ha! I had no idea

  166. Michael DePinto says:
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    The SON loves Cotton tonight. These are the SON suggestions that scare me to death and I always chicken out. Anyone else starting him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        Does your opinion change if it is a league that counts quality starts instead of wins?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, CHW doesn’t scare me in Oak

  167. jason batteiger says:
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    same 14 teamer h2h with OPS, QS, holds, total bases with 9 keepers per year, 2 OF, 2 SP, 2 RP, and 3 differing hitting positions (not a 3rd or more OF). espn eligibility, but if somebody has multiple positions you get to use the one you want.
    C zunino
    1B GOLDY
    2B SCHOOP (probably a keeper right now)
    3B longo
    SS arcia (i’m glad i have him when he got hot i had been moving from him to iglesias and somebody else numerous times before that, started year with miller)
    CI pujols
    MI pirela
    LF braun
    CF zimmer
    RF STANTON
    OF pham
    util m.taylor
    dyson/flowers/valencia (it’s 12 max pitcher starts per week here so 8 max 9 is really the most you’d need)
    DL pollock
    meaning one of braun/pollock/pham/zimmer/taylor are a keeper right now and one of longo/arcia, which are pretty weak hitting keepers. meanwhile
    SP darvish/paxton/wood/duffy/hill/mccarthy/faria/straily/gio G
    RP (room for 5) kimbrel/holland/hand/koji/baez (used to have a 3rd closer but i’m doing better having a better chance at holds and letting kimbrel/holland often win me saves anyway, as some owners have a LOT of closers, but no holds guys, others nearly none of either as they use up their BN slots with like 6 bats)

    1. hosmer guy ain’t moving, he offered delgado/davies/hosmer for my pujols/duffy/hill. those two are at best streamers in this league. however, what do you think about that one? i cannot keep hosmer (from goldy) nor can i keep duffy the way wood/paxton are going. pitchers in FA are pretty weak. i offered back hill + pujols or duffy + pujols for hosmer, he ain’t doing those

    2. bregman owner will do faria for bregman, trying to figure whether this one is doable whether or not i’d keep bregman. pujols other than somehow getting RBI’s when he somehow falls into hits is just junk. his BB’s are even gone now it’s getting gross. there were SOOOO many CI i could’ve added for maybe months but i was constantly in my head “pujols will come around”

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @jason batteiger: oh yeah the impetus to trade one SP was originally from
      1. mccarthy/duffy coming off DL slots and only room for one (suppose i could drop flowers)

      but then i notice
      2. my stats in the standings are a LOT better in pitching than hitting
      and
      3. my keepers for hitting are way worse than SP, to the point where if i couldn’t trade predraft next year (i probably could actually accomplish that though) i’d have to drop duffy and even one of wood/paxton.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotcha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Doesn’t sound promising 2. That doesn’t sound great, Bregman could be a great keeper

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: if in #2 it “doesn’t sound great” that’s still a yes as to trading faria for bregman or no? unless you meant it doesn’t sound great to be thinking pujols will get better.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • jason batteiger says:
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            @Grey: wow, so my SP to hitter keeper ratio imbalance is so MF’ing awful that pretty much my 4th or 5th keeper pitcher (we only keep 2 again) faria, is better than probably even my 3rd out of 5 best hitter keepers. YUCKTASTIC. i’ll assume you’d say that duffy is a worse SP keeper than faria, but darvish/wood/paxton are better for sure.

  168. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Loved the write-up.

    a. This is a bit of a long shot but will take it no matter! Got stuck in Don Ameche today. Tried to get back to Farchana, USA but failed. There were a million reasons why I guess. I guess (stutterer) it’s because of the hazy clouds in this period RIGHT BEFORE the rainy season. I digress.

    b. Still Monday in continental USA, so…..

    John Rambo Quote of the day for July 3

    AirOps (at command HQ): ‘AWACS 25 has arrived. Holding time line. – Insertion minus one.

    Ericson: ‘- Affirmative, Wolf Den. Over.’

    Ericson (to Rambo): ‘Back in the badlands, my man.’

    AirOps: ‘Stand by your position. Insertion minus 15 seconds.

    MP: ‘Party time.’

    Ericson: ‘Five seconds. 4, 3, 2… Jumper away.’

    [Rambo gets stuck jumping out of the plane.]

    Ericson (to MP): ‘- What’s happening?’

    MP: ‘- Turbulence! He’s hung up! He’ll be torn apart.’

    Ericson (to command HQ), with Murdock taking over: ‘Condition red. He’s hung up.’

    Murdock: ‘- What? – What happened?’

    Ericson: ‘He’s being dragged.’

    Ericson (to the MP): ‘- Lifer, cut him loose.’

    MP: ‘- I can’t free him!’

    Murdock: ‘- Ericson, abort mission. Pull out.’

    Ericson: ‘- He’ll be torn apart.’

    MP: ‘He’s cutting away his equipment. He’s out!

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Company do you read? This is Dragonfly 1. Do you read? Over.’

    Ericson: ‘Dragonfly 1, come in. I read you.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Any visual by flares?’

    Ericson: ‘- Negative. We didn’t see anything.’

    Murdock: ‘Maybe it’s smart to abort before there’s any more complications. Who could have survived that?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘He deserves the benefit of the doubt. He’s got 36 hours to complete the mission and reach the extraction point. – We owe him that.’

    Murdock: ‘- Well, of course we do. But understand something now. In 36 hours, we pull out.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad to hear you’re okay, tho, was getting worried… B. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks, man!

        a. Was worried too. My teams (all of them, including the CBS H2H leagues and both of the RCL teams) are doing pretty badly.

        1. The RCL team that auto-drafted Kershaw first overall (there were bad autobot picks like Porcello etc) has almost passed the RCL team where I drafted Springer, Machado, Story, Darvish and Greg Holland (20th round) in value.

        2. In the CBS leagues, guys are pulling out all the stops like in one league a guy actually has 13 starts this week versus my 9 starts and 2 closers. At some point, most likely end-July and all of August the strategy of starting pitchers in the RP will flame out, I hope! It’s been brutal rostering Holland and Chapman (tough spot for him last week, still he has 3+ERA (no bueno), a 1.24 WHIP (also no bueno)) and Osuna also looks as flaky as an Erik Estrada Head and Shoulders dandruff commercial.

        b. Funny story…Our plane was unable to land with his first approach to Don Ameche International airport today because of……wait for it…….cows coming home from their day of munching and looking for water. Thankfully the engineer put in an extra gallon of gas in the plane.

        It reminds of the Turkish Airlines 737 flight from Antalya to Amsterdam (think it was in 2009 or 2010). The pilot had to crash land in a field about 20 miles from the Schipol airport because:

        1. They were missing less than 2 gallons of fuel!!! Engineer died in the crash but would have committed harikiri if it was announced at the press conference that it was his error that caused the plane to crash land.

        2. The pilot in his wisdom tried to crash land in a soft field near the airport. Bungled it…The nose and cockpit landed first killing the pilot and his crew and the first 5 rows of the business class. An immediate reaction to going in nose first was for the tail to land second killing everyone from like row 45 to the end. Everyone in between was more or less safe. So, sit next to the wing is good advice also don’t fly Turkish Airlines if possible.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Still early! 2. Haha, ouch B. Jesus, that’s scary, man 2. Sounds like drafting Trevor Story

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!

            Last comment!

            Will you post tomorrow for 4th of July? If so, I’ll be first to go tomorrow! If not, have a safe and happy Independence Day! Don’t spend it like Steven Avery did on that fateful Halowe’en!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, no Steven Avery shenanigans! I’ll be posting, have a good one and thanks!

              • Ante Galic says:
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                @Grey: Grey!

                We had a good one. Canada celebrated its 150th year of independence, though it’s tough to say we are ‘independent’!

                a. The Queen still appears on all of our currency – bills and coins! All.

                b. She appoints a Governor-General, whose pay scale is just below that of the Prime Minister (the leader of the country). The Governor-General opens the parliament and……that’s all folks!!!

                c. She also appoints a Lieutenant Governor-General to open each provinces and territories’ provincial parliaments!!! So, yeah! We’re real independent!

                d. Actually we celebrate July 1, 1867 as our independence. This is a misnomer. We were still a part of the UK until July 1, 1967! So, 50 years of independence. Not good!

                e. Lastly, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a speech where he lamented about the status of our indigenous people (the nation called First Nation). Sad, because there is nothing to on the reservation except drink, smuggle cigarettes, get pregnant early and not go to school. All great ways to kill a nation!

                Cheers,
                Ante

  169. Frank Lynch says:
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    Thames, Broxton, Josh Harrison, Souza Jr, Gurriel, Margot, Domingo Santana, Clint Frazier… Which 3 would you keep? Thnx buddy and have a happy 4th!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox, Thames, Souza…. Thanks! You too!

  170. FrankGrimes says:
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    Oh Dusty will you ever win?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  171. Brett says:
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    12 team daily roster moves with category for holds and one for saves. My staff is: DeGrom, Nelson, Fulmer, Tailon, Gray, Duffy, Bradley, Edwards Jr, Will Harris, Rivero, Giles.

    I have room to add one between Vizcaino and Godley. I need Saves I’m second in holds. Who would you pick up?

  172. Aaron says:
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    2B and SS are my weak spots thus far, with Kipnis and Machado underperforming. Machado I think I just have to hope figures it out, but my impression is you’ve been pretty down on Kipnis all year–any hope of him turning it on? The counting stats aren’t the worst but the average and OPS are killing me (6×6 12 team roto 3 keepers).

    Followup: If I can trade Kipnis and a draft pick to get Owings (to ask a question on Owings…) from a team that is out of contention, should I, and if so how high a draft pick is he worth?

    PS Odor just hit a HR, so there’s that for ya.

  173. Stephen Lyon says:
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    ODOR

  174. No Name says:
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    1. Verlander for A Sanchez.
    2. Nova and Verlander for Arrieta and Upton
    3. Nova and Severino for Greinke and Margot

    Which side do you like in each scenario?

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