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Since Corey Kluber returned from the DL, he’s been lights out.  Then lights on.  Then off.  On.  Off!  Nothing but glow sticks.  The sweet smell of body odor, ganja and herbal ecstasy rises.  An Asian man with pigtails walks by with a Red Bull and you see he’s wearing a diaper that reads “Change me.”  And…the…music…DROPS!  What?  He is a Kluber.  Yesterday, he went 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 11 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.58.  Shin-Soo Choo-Choo, next stop 3.25!  Kluber has had some great years, says Private Obvious.  “You’ll never replace me!” says Captain Obvious.  Kluber’s great years are looking up at this season’s peripherals thus far.  He has his highest K/9 (11) and his best xFIP (2.98) since his Cy Young year, which happens to be the fifth best xFIP in the majors before Clayton Kershaw.  I’d guess Kluber comes up short of his Cy Young season’s 2.44 ERA, but there’s little reason why he can’t be a top five starter for the rest of the season.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Brantley – Hit the 10-day DL with an ankle sprain, after returning from paternity leave.  Did he hurt his ankle while on paternity leave?  “Baby, you’ve done enough, I’m going to let our baby feed off my calf.”  Fifteen minutes later, “How do you get a baby to stop sucking on a calf?  Or should I ask Google?”  Fifteen minutes later, “Damn, I was shaking the baby off my calf and I sprained my ankle!”

Andrew Miller – Will close for the time being, which is a middle finger to all of Cody Allen’s owners.  A middle finger provided by Yasiel Puig.  Thanks, Yasiel!

Carlos Santana – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .225.  We can’t be sure, but there’s reason to believe Carlos Santana didn’t retire at the end of last season.  Mike just gave you his Carlos Santana fantasy along with the top 100 fantasy baseball hitters.  Not clickbait at all!

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .238.  When it rains it pours for the Indians, perhaps they were dancing pre-game.

J.J. Hardy – Out for four to six weeks with a fractured wrist.  I should’ve made some kind of parlay bet in March that Cozart and Hardy would be DL’d at the same time.

Dylan Bundy – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.72.  The Regression Fairies wear one glove, singing Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough with extra pizzazz and stank.  Especially the stank.

Leury Garcia – Hit the 10-day DL with a sprained finger.  No fear, the White Sox have Garcias to replace him.  The White Sox commented, “We’ve got more Garcias than a handball court in Spanish Harlem.”

Jonathan Villar – Took swings and ran yesterday.  I can’t wait for him to go to simulated games.  It’ll be the moment when Villar meets VR.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.28.  Way back in 2014 a 4.28 ERA was straight bullocks without the Sandra.  In 2017, it’s “Ya know, he’s been decent enough.”

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .260.  He’s come on hard and fast of late.  Whoa, could’ve saved that phrasing for my Semien blurb.  I still wouldn’t trust McCutchen, but he’s hitting near-.375 in June.  McJunechen?  Apparently.

Ben Zobrist – His wrist MRI came back clean because he prayed real hard.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd big game in a row.  Hey, it’s not much, but when you look at his season-long numbers, it is much.  Double talk by Grey Albright!

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 4th homer in four games.  Hot schmotato alert!  Also, to add complementary evidence, I picked him up in a 12 team league.

Jose Pirela – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .354.  I’ve been telling you to pick him up in NL-Only leagues, and I wouldn’t do much more than that yet.  Or much more than that, yeti, if the Abominable Snowman is reading.

Jean Segura – Hopes to be back Wednesday or Thursday.  If I may suggest something to the Mariners.  Start a last minute All-Star Game campaign with someone singing A Tribe Called Quest, “I marked my ballot with Jean Segura.  Gotta get him, gotta, gotta, get him.”

Mike Zunino – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homers, hitting .257.  He’s having the year you were hoping to get from Gattis.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Due back on Friday.  No rush, Asdrubal, “Everyone But Amed,” as the Mets call your replacement, is doing great.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers.  Also, in this game, Jay Bruce (1-for-3) hit his 19th homer, and Gavin Cecchini (1-for-3, 2 RBIs) hit his 1st.  All of them took some scrub deep…*reading Dodgers pitcher’s name*  Clayton Kerrrrr *trying to say the pitcher’s name*  Kershhhhhhh… I feel like Fonzie trying to say sorry.  His name is Kerrrrrr…  I just don’t believe it.  Clayton Kershaw allowed four homers to the Mets?  Kerrrrrrrr… Nah, no way.

Zack Wheeler – 2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.29, and 15 runs in the last 3 2/3 IP.  The Mets said, “He’s fine,” and, when reporters asked who ‘he’ was, the Mets replied, “Everyone.”

Kenta Maeda – Sent back to the bullpen.  *Maeda pulls ticket number at sandwich shop, looks at Rich Hill’s number*  Oh, man, I’m never starting again.

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homers.  So, he’s going to break Bonds’ record in only five months.  So what?  No big dalbsiuq115– Damn, I almost typed that whole sentence with my drool.

Justin Turner – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Weird to say a guy with a .399 average is finally getting hot, but I think that’s what we have here.

Chris Taylor – 2-for-5 and a slam (9) and legs (8), hitting .303.  I have a mixed league team where he’s been my most productive hitter for the last month.  No foolsies.

Gleyber Torres – Tore his UCL on his non-throwing elbow, needs Tommy John surgery and will be sidelined about a year.  A nerd somewhere, “But my dynasty team, Nomar Manuel Gleyber For The Undocumented, already lost Margot!”

A.J. Pollock – Left a rehab game with a tight quad.  Pollock needs to do some core exercises for his lower half.  They’re not called core exercises, are they?  Well, excuse me, Tony Little!

Eduardo Rodriguez – Will face hitters this week and could be back around the All-Star break.  Ah, that old trick.  Coming back right before a break was one of my favorite tricks in high school.  “Good to have you back in class, Mr. Albright, but we don’t have anything for you until after spring break,” Grey smiles, happy to stay ignorant.  Wait, that’s me!

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  It’s been a lot of starting and stopping from JBJ this year like he’s a gas station pump you need to hold the entire time.  Man, I hate those.  You can’t seriously think I’m going to hold a pump for the entire tank to fill?  I grew up in New Jersey.  Pumping gas is illegal there!

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.83.  Four straight solid starts for Hammel, but I’d still lean on the Stream-o-Nator for whether or not to start him, and it doesn’t like his next start just as it doesn’t like being a third wheel, especially since it relies more on droid feet.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Is he regressing back to his 17-homer self?  Cause Valerie Cherish would tell you, “I don’t need to see that!”

Marcus Semien – Will begin a rehab assignment on Friday at High-A.  Semien should fit right in with those up ‘n comers.

Jake Marisnick – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, 2nd home run in the last two games, and third homer in his last four games, though that dates back to last Wednesday.  Obviously a hot schmotato, but you need to make sure he’s in the lineup prior to each game.  Right now, he’s mostly a platoon guy with Aoki.

Brad Peacock – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.82, and 18 Ks over his last 11 and a third innings.  Peacock, your plumage makes me want to mate with a bird.  If you’re in a league where Peacock is available, grab him for the Ks.  You’ll make Grey very happy.

George Springer – 2-for-5 and his 20th homer, hitting .284.  Nope, prolly won’t get to 40 homers, but he’s on pace for more.

Derek Fisher – Hit his 2nd homer but was optioned back to the minors.  The Astros just have too many weapons right now.  Maybe we see Fisher again if there’s an injury, or a largemouth bass.

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .278.  Mezuzah!

Matt Bush – 1 IP, 2 ER and his third blown save, ERA at 2.88.  The Rangers this year is like someone said, “We gotta get back to those two World Series years,” and God was like, “Okay, blown saves it is!”

Justin Smoak – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .300.  March You, “You skipped Miguel Cabrera in the 2nd round to draft Smoak?!  Oh, man, I’m gonna enjoy playing against you in this money league!”  June You, “How long until fantasy football?”

Jose Bautista – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .225.  I guess his OBP is fine, but this guy should be on the casino bus and he’s hitting third.

Tanner Roark – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.88.  I told you not to draft him.  Now, I’m just asking, why didn’t you listen to that but are choosing to listen to this?  It doesn’t track for me.

Anthony Rendon – Homered (13), but left the game with a neck injury.  We are all hoping for your speedy return, or speedy trip to the DL so I can pick up your replacement.  And they say fantasy numbs your feelings for players, pfft!

Enny Romero – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER as he entered the 8th inning and lost the game for the Nats.  Either Dusty forgot what inning it was, or there’s no sign in sight of him picking a closer.  Honestly, I’d put it at 50/50 for either scenario.  Romero is still his best reliever, as of now.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  He’s near the top of our Player Rater, which is where you expect him to be every other season.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (18) and legs (1), hitting .283.  There’s nothing sexier than a Giancarlo home run.  Except, maybe, a Giancarlo home run where he trots around the bases with me in his arms while I eat chocolate-covered pretzels.  Hey, it’s my dream sequence!

Justin Bour – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .307.  Elias Sports Bureau said there’s more players in the last three blurbs with 18 homers than ever in the history of baseball.

Steven Souza – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd game in a row with a homer, hitting .269.  Not sure if he’s owned in few enough leagues to be a hot schmotato, but I would grab him if he’s out there.

Wilson Ramos – Hopes to be activated on Sunday.  Since his knees usually hold up for days at a time, make sure you get him right back in your lineup.  His active stretches often go like this, Ramos is activated, Ramos homers twice, Ramos tears his ACL.

Freddie Freeman – Played catch on Monday.  I wonder if he just threw the ball up into the air and caught it himself like I used to when daddy didn’t have enough time for me.  OH GOD WHY?!

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  I just want to highlight 2016 Grey for a moment when he (I) said repeatedly, why doesn’t Matheny just play Adams?  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

R.A. Dickey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  The law of averages say if you started Dickey, he would’ve been terrible.  I might be confusing Murphy’s Law with the law of averages.  I’m no narc, and I don’t know your fancy laws.

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  Halp and I talk about Cueto on today’s podcast that’s coming later…guess.  C’mon, the answer is in the previous sentence.

Zack Cozart – Hit the DL with a strained quad and will be out until July.  Oh, like Christians don’t!  *intern whispers in my ear*  Seems I made a grave mistake thinking I heard ‘Jew lie’ instead of the 7th month.  I want to apologize to everyone I hurt with this insensitive remark.  Sadly, Cozart seems to never get healthy once injured in-season.  Last year, he got injured in August and never recovered.  Year before, he was injured for the entire 2nd half of the year.  Hopefully, he can return at some point in July– Still the month?  Okay.  Better be!

Jesse Winker – Was recalled by the Reds to act as bench depth.  Prospector Ralph told me, “His name makes me think of some creep.  Like a guy who peeps through keyholes.”  I’m not sure where else you’re going to get crack analysis like this, but it won’t be on the light net!  That’s the opposite of darknet, right?  Winker has two homers in 60+ minor league games this year, and is really only good for OBP, if he even sees playing time, which is not guaranteed.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .293, and hitting out of the two hole.  For s’s and g’s, look at who you have at MI.  Okay, now look at Scooter’s stats again.  I didn’t say Simon Says!

Scott Schebler – 2-for-3 and his 19th homer, hitting .254.  You know what kind of season he’s having, right?  He’s going to hit 30 homers, and, next year, people are gonna be like, “You go ahead with your Nelson Cruzes (Cruii?) and I’ll draft Schebler 15 rounds later!”  And then Schebler will be awful in April and you’ll rue that.  Some major rues.  Ruze?

   
  1. killerB says:
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    Bregman or Solarte?

      • Vottoman Empire says:
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        @Grey: Drury or Solarte?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Solarte

          • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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            @Grey: damn, solarte party in full effect, i doubt before his lately HR’s (and i have him in some deep leagues and it’s set/forget with him in those) he would’ve beat either of bregman or esp druuurrry.

            • Grey

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              Yeah

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great write-up, man. Loved it.

    a. After yesterday’s almost absence, I thought I had to be at least one of the earlier birds. Only the good Lord knows when the Internet will stop working here at the 5-star Hotel in N’Djamena which translates to just above a Motel6 stateside!

    b. On my way out to visit the family tonight with the midnight flight via Paris and then to Croatia.

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 20

    Rambo: ‘And I did what I had to do to win, but someone wouldn’t let us win. And I come back to the world, and I see all those maggots at the airport, protestin’ me, spittin’. Callin’ me baby killer and all kinds of vile crap!Who are they to protest me, huh? Who are they? Unless they’ve been me and been there, and know what the hell they’re yellin’ about?’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      @Ante Galic: A. Haha B. Awesome, safe travels! C. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks, man!

        a. Had a question for tonight only in my 12-team RCL (5X5)

        Team

        C Hedges
        1B Zimmerman @Mia (Volquez)
        2B Castro at home vs. LAA (Bridwell)
        3B Shaw Pit (Kuhl)
        SS Story at home vs. AZ (Greinke)
        2B/SS Machado vs. Cle (Tomlin)
        1B/3B Bour vs. Was (Gonzalez)
        OF Springer @Oak (Gray)
        OF Trumbo vs. Cle (Tomlin)
        OF Owings @COL (Marquez)
        OF Schebler @TB (Cobb)
        OF Piscotty @Phi (Hellickson)
        UTIL Duda @LAD (McCarthy)

        Bench
        Pujols @NYY (Pineda)
        Haniger vs. Det (Zimmermann)
        Valencia vs. Det (Zimmermann)
        DeShields vs. Tor (Liriano)

        1. Would you move anything from the bench into the roster? DeShields has to move to the bench with his 0.415 OBP because of CarGome’s 0.285 OBP which makes perfect sense if you were a fireman in blizzard!

        2. Valencia and Haniger to the bench because I think Zimmermann figured something out of late.

        3. Also, must include Owings for his trip to Coors and can’t sit Story or Machado because both are getting hotter.

        4. A bit afraid of Bour vs. Gio (Lefty bat vs. LHP) and will try to check before the game starts if any lineups go live on twitter.

        5. Lastly, Duda is not great. But he could surprise McCarthy or could he?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          1. Ha, Haniger vs. Schebler vs. Piscotty are all tossups; I’d leave it as you have it…. 2/3 Agreed 4. Makes sense 5. Haniger over Duda, anyone over Duda

  3. Scott says:
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    Fisher has 2 homers in less than a week and he gets sent back down, why? Because i own him and need a player that can provide power & speed. I have the worst luck with prospects. I didn’t add bellinger because i thoight he wouldn’t play enough and it was a short term call up. I add bareto when semien got hurt and he still is in the minors and they go with adam rosales. I add judge last year and all he did was strike out so i had him on my no draft list. I have 1 na spot. Do i hold bareto in it or use it on fisher? I still can’t believe the astros are going to roll with Aoki for now. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      .381 obp for fisher too.

    • Moneyball says:
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      Are you the one who keeps bringing up Aoki?
      He’s a give-a-guy-a-day-off or start vs a LHP instead of Reddick.

      Aoki is essentially irrelevant. Reddick is the real starter and the Fisher-block.

      It doesn’t make any sense to have a prized youngin’ prospect take the Aoki role and sit on the bench 4-5 days/week. (unless you’re the Brewers)

      • Scott says:
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        Fisher could play essentially every day. Beltran qualifies for social security benefits next month and gets his share of days off and so does reddick, mccann or whomever is the dh on a particular day are not exactly 7 day a week guys. I’m all about adding speed and athleticism into their lineup. And this is my first question about fisher. Reddick isn’t exactly killing it either.

    • Grey

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      @Scott: I’d hold Fisher for now, at least we know he’s on the Astros’ radar

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Scott: I am in the same boat. I agree with Grey to hold.
      The Astros have to be looking for any excuse to call him back up. It would be surprising if this short audition has not convinced some front office folks that Fisher can be more impactful this year than Aoki, Reddick or Beltran.

      ObComplaint: This is the fourth straight week I have had a starter knocked out on the first day of the week. I get that injuries and demotions are going to happen, but do they have to happen on Monday every freaking week, when I cannot replace them for another 6-7 days? Grrrrrr.

  4. Jose says:
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    Grey would you trade Francisco Lindor for Jean segura? Is Francisco Lindor gonna get thru the slump? I am paniking a little bit

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jose: Stop worrying. Hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Agree with Cram

  5. Ryan Wheeler says:
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    I have Diaz, Brach, Rivero, and Chapman…. I was planning on dropping one of the first three when Chapman returned from DL, but they are all playing pretty well. How would you feel about a Chapman for Bellinger trade? Do you think its fair? Or a little too one-sided?

    • Packers says:
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      @Ryan Wheeler: Bellinger, not close.

      • Ryan Wheeler says:
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        @Packers: Well thats who I’m trying to get… just not sure if I can convince the guy to go for it. He needs saves though…. so there’s that.

        • breadnbutter says:
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          @Ryan Wheeler: Bellinger leads the NL in HRs and has probably played less games than the top 10 leaders.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Ryan Wheeler:
          Make the offer, Chapman for Bellinger and see what the other says..

    • Moneyball says:
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      Have you ever heard of the term SAGNOF?

      Can Cody Bellinger’s name be officially changed – wherever it’s written – to Launch Angle?

      Or 330 degrees… as he starts his swing at 12 o’clock and ends at 11 o’clock.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Moneyball: I called him Cody Launchangler in the last blurb I wrote about him

        • Moneyball says:
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          Sweet. Missed that. Keep it goin!

  6. Rob says:
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    10 team hitter only league. Matt Adams and Mike Zunino are on waivers. Do I drop anyone for either? Matt Adams eligible at 1B, LF. Could provide better numbers there?

    My team:

    Gary Sanchez – C
    Ryan Zimmerman – 1B
    Starlin Castro – 2B
    Manny Machado – 3B/SS
    Jake Lamb – 3B
    Michael Conforto – LF, CF, RF
    Carlos Gomez – LF, CF, RF
    Scott Schebler – LF, CF, RF
    JD Martinez – RF
    Justin Bour – 1B
    Justin Smoak – 1B
    Did Gregorious – SS
    Travis Shaw – 1B, 3B
    Ian Kinsler – 2B

    • Packers says:
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      @Rob: Gomez is your weakest player in my opinion.

      • Roger Rabbit says:
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        @Packers: Didi doesn’t seem like hell get much playing time with your squad. I’d make that drop for Adams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Can lose Gomez for him, though have no idea what your team looks like

  7. eric says:
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    Conforto or Souza ROS?

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @eric: Conforto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Conforto

  8. breadnbutter says:
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    Assuming Amed Rosario is called up this week,

    Rosario or Story?

        • @Roger Rabbit:

          Think you gotta roll with Story. Batting .421 the last week with two dingers. Coors will be heating up.

    • Slowmez says:
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      @breadnbutter: Why do you think he’ll be called up? New info?

  9. Gomes says:
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    Great stuff, as always.

    Who would you rather stash: Cahill, EdRod or Morton?

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @Gomes: EdRod

      • Gomes says:
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        @ROTO OVERLORD: Thanks. As a Sox fan, that’s what I like to hear!

        • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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          @Gomes: Especially if its keeper, no guarantee cahill comes back as effective as when he left, in redraft it could come down to who comes back 1st

      • Roger Rabbit says:
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        @ROTO OVERLORD: Actually liking Cahill here with his 13.7 swstr%, 67.7% contact rate, and both the National League and home park edge (wins aside).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gomes: Prolly Morton, it’s a toss up

      • Gomes says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys.

  10. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up. As a Yankees fan, it’s a shame we lost gleyber.. anyway, Who do you think I should have for my one Catcher spot? Zunino, Avila or Murphy? I know Murphy has a lot of hype but his playing time is concerning. I was thinking Avila. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Moneyball says:
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      Maybe check out a recent Mariners box score.

      • Paul C. says:
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        @Moneyball: Easy with the snark, Moneyball. Unless you’re running out to pick up Jordy Mercer in all your leagues — check out a recent Pirates box score!

  11. mike says:
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    Fowler or Aaron hicks ROS?
    Merrifield or Hernan perez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mike: Hicks….Perez

  12. Adam says:
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    Conforto or Fowler ROS?
    Doolittle or Matt Bush ROS?

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @Adam:

      Conforto.

      Bush at the moment (this could change within week or two).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Agree with RR

  13. Great Bambino says:
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    ok so Marco Estra got lit up yesterday.. Liriano has been decent since coming off the DL. the safest time to fly is after a crash right?

    Chance it with Liriano tonight @Texas? yes or no.

    Thanks!

  14. Dancin Homer says:
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    Awesome read as always!

    I know how much you love catcher questions… so I’ll apologize ahead of time.

    Currently have Hedges, but Zunino is still available. Would you drop Hedges for Zunino?

    12-team, 6×6 (std 5×5 + OPS), H2H league.

    • Lt says:
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      @Dancin Homer: during the Seattle game last night they said Zunino leads MLB in rbis for June, sounds like him and Hedges got crushed by Rizzo last night at home.

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Lt:

        Yeah, Hedges got trucked by Rizzo at the plate last night. Not sure how many, if any, games he’ll be out though.

  15. Jim says:
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    Would you trade McCullers for Darvish in a redraft roto?

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @Jim: Darvish a slight edge with higher floor,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Agree with RR

  16. msh2404 says:
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    The Todd Father was dropped. I have Bellinger, Arenado and LoMo at the corners. Do you believe he will bounce back and is he an upgrade over LoMo long term?

    Thanks

  17. Connor says:
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    I’m in desperate need of steals. Semien a decent option going forward?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Connor: As opposed to what? A zero steal guy? Sure.

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @Connor: malliex, broxton, maybe

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Connor: Semien will not be a difference-maker in steals.
      After he gets back, you can expect maybe 5 steals the rest of the year.

  18. Luvdarooks says:
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    What are the chances Mike Montgomery starts regular for Chicago second half?

    • Moneyball says:
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      29.2%

  19. Jbona3 says:
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    How would you treat Schebler in a keeper league? He’ll be $5 to keep next year for me – is he worth holding as a source of cheap power, or should I try to sell him off to a contending team this year and further my rebuild?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jbona3: Sure, sell him if you can turn a profit. He’s not a keeper stud or anything.

  20. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Morning Grey. Got offered Manea and Thames for my Syndergaard in a 12 team H2H league. Im in 1st place somehow (Trout on DL as well) so I can hold on with what I have for the playoffs, but at this point Im not even sure Thor will be all that good when he gets back.

    Roster is;

    C – McCann
    1B – Wil Myers
    2B – Odor
    3B – Justin Turner
    SS – Trea Turner
    CI – Hosmer
    MI – Schoop
    OF – Springer, Conforto, Haniger, Mazara, Puig
    U – Bregman
    Bench – Owings, Carlos Gomez, Lewis Brinson
    SP – McCullers, Eduardo Rodriguez, Severino, Lackey, Nola, Peacock, Shields (I know, its bad…thank God for SON)
    RP – Knebel, Brach, Britton, Colome, Bud Norris
    DL – Trout, Syndergaard

    Do I pull the trigger or hold? Thanks as always

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks fellas! I keep seeing all of these ROS ranks for Thor and keep saying to myself “yeah, IF he comes back 1. At all, 2. Healthy, 3. Has good matchups”.

        Honestly, if Im the Mets and we’re not in contention come August Im shutting him down rest of season and working with him to develop his 3rd and 4th pitches so he’s not throwing 100mph. That being said the Mets will bring him back, start him every 5 days, he’ll get rocked by the Nats and Dodgers, have 2-3 good starts vs. Braves and MIA, hurt himself….and still be an ESPN top 100 pick next season because “he’s been doing blah blah blah during the offseason”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: On that note…stream Montgomery tonight at home vs. SD (Chacin). I think the Cubs can get him the W which is what I need most.

        SON is “meh” on Montgomery, but hates Chacin. SON is also “meh” on most of my pitchers, and most of the good stream options are owned in this league since none of the other players value offense…which is probably why Im in first.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d stream Montgomery

          • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey, you da man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  21. Randy says:
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    Who do I cut? With Segura coming off the DL on Wednesday or Thursday, my hitting bench is way too deep. 12-team mixed roto 6×6 (OPS and QS are the extra categories, and we use SV+HD)

    C. Zunino
    1B. Abreu
    2B. Chris Taylor
    3B. Turner
    SS. Correa
    CI. Alonso
    MI. Story
    OF. Springer, Bellinger, Benintendi, Bradley Jr., Conforto
    UTIL. Hanley Ramirez
    BN. Ian Happ, Tom Murphy, Haniger
    DL. Segura

    RP. Brach, Bush, Rivero
    SP. Taillon, Ray, Godley, Paxton, Berrios, Nola
    DL. Jon Gray, McCullers

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @Randy: I’d cut bait with Nola and trade one of your OFs(Conforto, Benintendi, Haniger or Hanley) for a SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy: Agree with RR

  22. Chris says:
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    Hello Gray,

    trying to upgrade in SS… 14 team league.
    7 keeper league

    Would you offer Lorenzo Cain or even McCutchen for Segura:

    C – Grandal
    1b – Tommy Joseph
    2b – Marwin Gonzalez
    3b – Machado
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Blackmon, Cain, JD Martinez
    UTL – Trumbo, McCutchen
    DL – Chris Davis

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with Cram

  23. Chucky says:
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    Can I drop any one of Osdrubel, Peralta or Cargo for Polanco in a 12 t Dynasty’s

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chucky: Yes, Cargo, Peralta

  24. peacecoast says:
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    start Gio @ MIA?

  25. Steve D. says:
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    Couple questions:

    1) Time to move on from Kyle Schwarber in redrafts?
    2) Sell Ozuna high or can he keep this going? I moved him along (Ian Desmond too) just after the break last year and he made me look smart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D.: 1. Yes 2. Sell high if you can

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Steve D.:
      2. Ozuna was hurt in the 2nd half last year. I would hold him, I believe this is a breakout year from him..

  26. Oppo Taco says:
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    Contreras or Schwarb at C ROS? Sorry for all the C questions. Thanks!

  27. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    grey love the wrestling reference in the beginning..I own winters and he’s been good, but zunino has not shown any signs of slowdown with an absurd june in progress. Do you think the adjustments he made in the minors are real? In other words, ROS Wieters or Zunino 6×6 mixed OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: Zunino over Wieters, no idea if his adjustments are real, but I doubt it

  28. Mello Yello says:
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    She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh.
    I told her I didn’t and crawled up to sleep in the bath.
    And when I awoke, Cody hit two more bombs, this bird had flown.
    So, I lit a fire, isn’t it good, Louisville wood?

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @Mello Yello: Mello!!!

      The French would use the word ‘genial’ when describing your poem! Classic!

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mello Yello: The Leaping Lanny Poffo over fantasy baseball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mello Yello: edwin encarnacion cummings of baseball

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Thanks fellas!…that was another Lennon/McCartney/Mello collaborative effort :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  29. Adam P. says:
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    Trying to claw my way back into my league. Moved into 3rd last night, but still got some work to do to. Just wondering, without knowing the league and who’s available and what not, are Max Kepler and Hanley Ramirez worth waiting on? I mean, I keep waiting for them, and every now and then they seem like they might be getting hot, but then…..nada. Am I crazy for holding them? Kick them to the curb? Thanks….

    • Cram It says:
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      @Adam P.: Hanley is. Depends on who you’re dropping Kepler for.

  30. Bob Sacamano says:
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    Pump locks are illegal on Canadian gas pumps. I hate living under this ruthless regime.

    • billiejak says:
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      @Bob Sacamano: Stick your gas cap in the there

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Bob Sacamano: I heard in New Jersey there aren’t even any self serve stations!

  31. Benintendo64 says:
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    C Santana or Schwarber ROS in an OBP league?

  32. sall goooood man says:
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    Starling Marte has caused me the most depression this season. Not because I own him, but his suspension led me to drop Bellinger for Meadows in anticipation of a call-up. That hasn’t gone over so well.

  33. Clive says:
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    How much would you give up for a buy low on Machado? Are we sure of a rebound?

    Thinking of offering a Severino or Berrios (both late Rd keepers next year) + Rd 5 draft pick.. too much if you need a 3B?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clive: Do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clive: Agree with Cram

  34. Ron P says:
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    Looking to fill out a bench to make a respectable push for the playoffs in 12-team H2H points league.

    1) Top 5 from these guys – Haniger, JBJ, Chris Taylor, Todd Frazier, David Peralta, Didi, Conforto, Melky, Kole, Maybin

    2) Zuzino or Ramos?

    3) Carlos Santana or Matt Adams?

    Thanks!!

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @Ron P:

      1) Haniger, Todd, Peralta, Conforto, Maybin

      2)Zunino – its about time.

      3)Santana – Adams’ role will be greatly reduced in a few weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron P: Agree with RR on 2 & 3, could see leaving off Frazier for Taylor

  35. cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team league….what pitcher could I expect to get back for a C Santana/D Bundy package…..

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @cable: Manaea, Faria

      • cable says:
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        @Roger Rabbit: ……..

        LOL …I have both

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @cable: You can really only sell middling tier talent when they are hot, those guys are not hot right now.
      Your trade partners would have to be serious believers/ family members/ not paying attention.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cable: Agree with SJ

  36. dtbran says:
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    Chris Davis Marcus Semien worth a DL stash? If so, pick 1

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @dtbran:

      Crush for sure.

  37. Scott says:
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    Zunino or Ramos ros? I added ramos a week ago. Zunino has burned me before. Is this just one of his streaks b/c i have beem the other side of his streaks. Thx

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @Scott: Ride Zunino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with RR

  38. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, great write-up as always, loved the Comeback reference, not enough people watched that show!
    12-team mixed league with large rosters but only 3 bench spots, would you hold onto Derek Fisher or drop him for one of the following: Kepler, Valencia, Brinson, Renfroe, Gangly ManBird, Hernan Perez, Michael Taylor.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: Agreed, great show! I’d try Valencia, but none of these guys are particularly hot right now

  39. Dougie says:
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    Dynasty 12 team H2H 7×7 with BB and FLD%. I own Arcia at $1.2 mil. The cap is 195. I have 16 mil left but I will need to resign guys at the end of this year so salaries will go up. Simmons ($6.2 mil) and Andrus ($8.7Mil)are both available. I feel like I *could* cut bait on Arcia even though the price tag is nice? Do you think we will see much improvement from him over the rest of the season, or you think I should snatch up Elvis or Andrelton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dougie: Andrus is currently a top 3 SS, Andrelton a top 10 SS, switch him with one of them depending on your salary restrictions which you understand better than I do

  40. WTS says:
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    Hi sporstsfans. Dumb question — I just signed up with razzball and created an account. Now I am here in the comments section while being logged in and I have to type in my name and email addy when I wish to leave a reply? Am I doing something wrong or is this the way it be? TIA
    ~Newb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WTS: I think you have the hang of it

  41. Guided by Moises says:
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    Trying to trade Justin Turner for a closer, was offered Kintzler straight up. I have EE, Arenado, Todd Frazier, Carpenter, and Moncada (eventually) as 3B options, and I have almost no chance of getting out of the basement regarding AVG. Fair deal considering the need?

      • @Grey:

        Turner is the 7th best 3B right now and that’s with a DL stint. He could potentially finish as the number one 3B overall if he stays healthy. I think you should be able to get a top tier closer for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

      • Guided by Moises says:
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        @Grey: Would Justin Wilson do?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do what?

          • @Grey:

            Was thinking more along the lines of Jansen or Holland.

  42. Five-On-One says:
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    1. Meyer has been real solid lately, but SON hates his next start at Boston (-$18.3). Start or sit in a 12-teamer?

    2. Conversely (or is it inversely? Whatever), Moore has been horrible lately, but SON kind of digs his next start at home against the Mets ($11.0). Start or sit in a 12-teamer?

    3. If starting Moore, drop Meyer, Duffy, Shoemaker or Bedrosian?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: He was using the archaic definition of tits to mean kindling

  43. Blipbloop says:
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    Danny Salazar/ Jimmy Nelson/ jake lamb for Clayton Kershaw and Kyle Seager?

    I have no real ace in my team (Alex wood?)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Blipbloop: Kershaw.

    • cable says:
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      @Blipbloop:

      if I may you need to upgrade your end of trade

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @cable: Are you really asking which side of that joke is a better deal? Everyone values the players on their roster too much, and then wants others to give up their first round picks for 3 waiver wire pickups…

        Salazaar isn’t even guaranteed a job when he’s back, Nelson is a shmotato, and Lamb and Seager are historically on the same tier. If you just removed Kershaw from this trade, the Kershaw side still may pass on it.

        If you have no ace, then you should be shooting for a Lester type that has ace potential but has had some rough outings in the mix. And even for Lester, you’ve gotta sweeten up your side of the deal quite a bit.

  44. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank ROS: Semian, Gyorko, Forsythe, Moncada

  45. PK says:
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    Re: Zack Cozart

    I’m reminded of a couple years ago. After reading your daily write-up, I took a long look at Cozart’s stats.

    “Wow, he’s actually been really good this year.”

    I immediately added him to my fantasy team. The Reds had an early game that day. Cozart was injured within two hours and then went on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Yup, without fail you jinx him every year PK!

  46. SR says:
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    What’s the dynasty value of Joey Gallo looking like these days? Looks like there’s someone looking to sell low in my league (asking on guys like Faria, Gohara, Newcomb).

    Hard to assess if this is a good trade opportunity, or this is just Gallo in the Majors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SR: This is Gallo, 30 HRs, .215 AVG

      • SR says:
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        @Grey:

        Swapped Gohara straight up for Gallo, I figure that’s pretty low risk.

  47. Matthew Lehman says:
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    i was offered his: Blackmon, C Davis, Simmons & Matz for my Shaw, Schoop, Maybin & Ray. This is a 12 team 5×5 h2h league that i’m currently in 1st place in. Below is my team-

    C- Wieters
    1b- Bour
    2b- Schoop
    Ss- Peraza
    3b- Donaldson
    Of- Giancarlo
    Of- Bellinger
    Of- Benintendi
    Util – Healy
    Util- Shaw
    Bn- Longoria
    Bn- Maybin
    Bn- Trout
    DL- Freeman
    SP- Carrasco, Verlander, Ray, Nelson, Taillon, Maeda

    Do i take Blackmon even though the rest of the package is pretty meh?

  48. JC says:
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    My staff blows but in 3rd place in a 12 teamer, H2H league so really aiming longer term for the playoffs. 9 pitching cats, ESPN. My staff is Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Taillon, Severino and streamer spot (McCarthy now).

    1. McCarthy has been ok, hold?
    2. Use my wire position and take a flier on Faria? Drop McCarthy or Marwin?
    3. Aim higher trading a guy like Conforto or Lamb?
    4. Just drown quietly and stop bugging Grey?

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @JC:

      1. Drop
      2. Yes, McCarthy
      3. Aim higher trading a guy like Conforto
      4. Drink Red Bull

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Agree with RR, re: 3. Lamb is the best 3B in fantasy right now

  49. Zeus says:
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    Man, those Up and Comers videos sure were creepy with old ass Randy West. however the one with April Showers was fantastic actress. Great actress.

    Great write up Grey. Havent been on in a while, how’d you like the final season of the Leftovers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Haha, I liked the final episode, I liked season 2 better than season 3 overall… I love Coon but some of the Kevin stuff gets to be too much for me, you?

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: I am with you, the Kevin episode was a bit too much for me as well. Season 2 still ranks as the best but they managed to tie things up well. I wonder what Lost would have looked like in 3 seasons.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly, Lost would’ve been one of the best shows ever if it only had to do 20 episodes over 3 years

  50. Murph says:
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    hi Grey
    Bundy got the stank regression you’ve been predicting… and yet the beautiful plummage of Brad Peacock beckons from the wire. Shall i dump Dylan and pick up Brad (why do i sound like the preppie girls from high school?) Dont want to overreact to a bad start against a hot team….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Yeah, I’d go Peacock

      • @Grey:

        Dropped that bum Bundy. He did his part for me for four or five starts, but Grey called his regression weeks ago in his sell. Picked up Peacock glad I was able to plug him in last night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  51. cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team……..where does this 3-8 team need to improve..start 5 SPers per week and 2 closers
    C. M Wieters
    1B. K Morales

    2B..J Lowrie

    3B..M Machado
    SS..X Bogaerts
    OF..A Duvall
    OF..N Cruz
    OF..G Springer
    HD..C Santana

    C Kluber
    B Peacock
    D Bundy
    J Faria
    J Vargas
    J Taillon (R)
    J Lackey (R)
    S Manaea (R)
    D Salazar (I)

    E Diaz
    J Johnson
    A Reed (R)

    DL..C Davis

    • Cram It says:
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      @cable: Another run producer? An SP upgrade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cable: Agree with Cram

  52. primetime says:
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    what side.. 10 team keeper league OBP

    Archer and Story 8th next year for Stanton and odorizzi and 6th next year..

  53. Jhohnnhy says:
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    I can’t believe I’m asking this question, but should I drop Han-Ram for Matt Adams?

      • Jhohnnhy says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s all clear now. Thanks for your insight. ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    i’ll ask ralph/halp as well of course, but if we have 2/3 of these with only 1-2 NA slot in yahoo what’s best order of keeping them assuming brinson also gets sent down. all leagues being OBP with total bases or just OPS (maybe with hits). they are near redrafts here (clearly you don’t drop any of these in dynasties)
    meadows/fisher/hoskins/brinson. i have brinson last due to keon sucking up his time.

    2. also what’s best saves only order here soria/minor/kela/phelps (or claw)/neshek (redraft)

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        @Grey: yeah this year, i have spots with say brinson/fisher and fisher just went down and i’ll have either hoskins or meadows stashed. or maybe 2 stash spots and i have 3 or 4 of them.

        • Grey

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          Brinson and Fisher are up or have been, other guys are crapshoots

  55. Xhibit says:
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    Grey –

    Nice write up; laughed out loud at the Smoak blurb. I’ve been in 1st in my 12 team Yahoo 6×6 (OBP, Holds, Saves) for a bit now and want to try to stay there. My weakest categories are currently SB (3 of 12) and RBI (3 of 12), but I’m also just middle of the pack in Ks and am little worried about my SP. My roster is below – question is, try to flip a RP for a bat to shore up SB or RBI or an SP to shore up Ks and keep other stats up? If SP, what tier can I get for someone like Miller or Riveto (both ranked in the top 25 in my league at the moment):

    C – B. Posey
    1B – J. Smoak
    2B – R. Odor
    3B – J. Turner
    SS – E. Nunez
    OF – M. Haniger
    OF – M. Betts
    OF –

    Thanks!

    • Xhibit says:
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      @Xhibit:

      Accidentally posted earlier – here’s rest of roster:

      OF – M. Smith
      Util – Y. Alonso
      Util – A. Rendon
      Bench – G. Polanco
      Bench – S. Marte
      DL – Z. Cozart
      DL – F. Freeman

      SP – M. Pineda
      SP – J. Berrios
      SP – J. Odorizi
      SP – I. Nova
      RP – K. Jansen
      RP – K. Giles
      RP – F. Rivero
      P – D. Betances
      P – A. Miller
      Bench – M. Bush
      Bench – B. Shaw
      DL – J. Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Xhibit: Thanks! McCullers before he returns? Archer?

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

    I am wondering if it is time to give up on H. Ramirez. I have not been able to trade him, I need help in pitching. Time to drop for someone like Faria? At 1B I have: Bour, Desmond, Rizzo
    Also
    Drop Hanniger for Sonny Gray? In OF I have Owings, Conforto, Desomnd, Trumbo, Betts, Turner

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Just Busted: I’d hold Hanley…. I wouldn’t mess with Sonny

  57. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    Dump Bregman to stash S. Marte? 12 TM h2h

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

    How would you rank Kendrys, Schebler and Piscotty?

  59. Wilsonian says:
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    Not fun fact if you’re a Cubs fan – Willson Contreras has more RBI than Kris Bryant. 32-28

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Damn, they are hungover from the championship run

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: that’s all I can figure. They all look like they are gassed, except for Rizzo since his move to leadoff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

  60. Matty says:
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    In a deep dynasty would you drop Porcello or JC Ramirez for Folty?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Matty: stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JC

  61. Mordacious Levator says:
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    14 team h2h in espn with QS, OPS, total bases, holds. max 12 starts per week for SP so owning about 8 SP (maybe with one spot being a streaming one) is optimal, leaving some BN bats.
    C zunino
    1B goldy
    2B schoop
    SS iglesias (he was the best in FA, can’t even remember who i started year with, somebody who did very very badly)
    3B longo
    MI pirela (been adding him in 20’s as well lately, he was gone in all my NL onlies too quickly for me to get him there)
    CI pujols
    LF dyson (CF/RF)
    CF zimmer
    RF stanton
    OF valencia (RF/1B/3B)
    util flowers (2 catchers if both producing and with 3 BN bats ain’t bad)
    BN brinson/rasmus (off day yesterday and it was a RIGHTY, plouffe may have stolen his job even DH’ing, doesn’t make any sense performance-wise, but it happened)/fisher
    DL pollock/braun
    SP darvish/hill (if this start doesn’t go well THIS is the streaming spot)/paxton/gio/mccarthy
    wood/faria/straily
    RP barnes (BOS)/baez (LAD)/kimbrel/glover/holland
    DL duffy

    drop fisher for which of these: red dick (RF/LF), lowrie (2B pretty much all year just performing well, boring of course), slater (2B/LF), chisenhall (RF/CF), lisper (LF/RF) or could of course just hold him. but with brinson/rasmus/zimmer either being platooned or benched a lot of the time not a bad idea to have at bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: that SS i drafted i remember it now, you guessed it, it was frank stallone… bup ba boop, nope i meant b.miller.

  62. Oppo Taco says:
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    Schwarber/Bruce for Mazara/Zimmer. Which side do you prefer? Currrently have Contreras at C but Schwarber can slot there. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

  63. I watch UP all day long says:
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    Ddrop Conforto for Beltran, Melky or Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  64. tank1 says:
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    Trying to shore up my bullpen which is falling apart (Melancon, Norris, etc.) Would you deal either Ray or Pineda for Kimbrel? I could replace either with J. Nelson. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  65. The Great Knoche says:
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    Keeper OBP League.

    Get $10 Corey Seager for, Give $6 Cozart, $6 Conforto, $6 Mallex

    I gotta take Seager right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  66. m says:
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    Conforto…
    Im in a 12 team keeper, he has slowed a little recently which is expected but should I be thinking of him as a long term keeper or should I move him for help in other places?
    Current OF is JD, Corey Dickerson, Cain and I have Bour in at UTL over Conforto back ups, Mallex and M.Gonzalez (fills a lot of holes)
    Conforto >>>> Cain for next 5+ years you would think right? but I wouldn’t get anything back for Cain
    I just answered my own question didn’t I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so

  67. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, one more quick questch: I have both Jose Bautista and Carlos Santana in a standard 12-team Y! league where i am struggling on offense. They have similar pre-ranks and season ranks and will probably fetch similar offers, which one would you trade if you had to pick? I am leaning towards keeping Santana and trading Bautista, even though Santana’s batted ball profile and trends are somewhat concerning, I’m hoping for BABIP positive regression. Bautista seems like he’s peaking, which isn’t ideal.

    Long story short, Bautista or Santana ROS, and should I take what I can get or hold out for a good trade? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Take what you can get

  68. lwomack58 says:
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    Hanley Ram. over O. Herrea or Moreland. Ramirez on wire? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Moreland

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry for followup: In addtion to Hanley-JBJ, Brantley, Solarte ,Pujols and Hicks on wire. My needs are HR, runs and RBI’s.

        Who would you want first.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JBJ

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:

            Last question-O. Herrea or JBJ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              JBJ

              • lwomack58 says:
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                @Grey:

                Thnak you

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  69. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I still need a phone call directly from the Houston Astros front office to explain how Derek Fisher isn’t their second best outfielder, at least with the bat. Reddick can’t play against lefties, and Fisher can. Aoki is hot garbage in a cowboy hat. Stop the insanity!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Aoki wouldn’t even start himself if he were player/manager

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Aoki, DFA’d himself from his own fantasy team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Aoki-dookie

  70. Alexei Kaleina says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just curious, would you:

    A. Start Teheran at home against SF today and …

    B. Start Manaea at home against Houston tomorrow? (They have abysmal numbers against him).

    Thanks man,

    Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. No, drop him B. Yes

      • Alexei Kaleina says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Ha I don’t even own him I just picked him up to steam him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  71. MarvPesos

    Josh says:
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    Grey,
    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.
    Over the past month I’ve made many trades (Sale, MadBum, K Seager gone, but acquired Trea Turner, Xander Bogearts, Christian Yelich, Gerrit Cole, Chapman and J. Turner). I had to give away Gattis in the last trade (not that I cared) but I now have an empty spot. So my questions are:
    1) Who do I drop to pick up Zunino ?
    2) What 2 or 3 guys would you be shopping from my team (as Villar and Braun will come back eventually and will need to make room
    3) You see anyone on the wire worth rostering over my current roster? Someone just dropped R. Hill, he worth grabbing ?

    Waiver:
    Hit – Matt Adams, Mike Zunino, B. McCann, A. Avila, Y. Solarte, S. Gannett, Trey Mancini, Souza Jr., A. Simmons, Domingo Santana, Kendry Morales, Kole Calhound, B. Hamilton, HanRam, Pedroia, C. Santana
    PIT – R. Hill, C. Davenski, A. Cobb, B. Peacock, J. Guerra, T. Bauer,

    My Team:
    C – EMPTY
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – Xander Bogearts
    Mi- Trea Turner
    CI – Justin Turner
    LF – Christian Yelich
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Justin Smoak
    BN – Corey Dickerson
    DL –Ryan Braun
    DL – Jonathan Villar

    Sp – Alex Wood
    SP – Sean Maneae
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    RP – Aroldis Chapman
    Rp – Greg Holland
    P- Brandon Kintzler
    P – James Paxton
    BN- Ivan Nova
    BN – Gerrit Cole
    BN- Masahiro Tanaka
    BN – Justin Verlander
    BN – Jimmy Nelson

    Thanks in advance bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tanaka 2. Smoak/Dickerson 3. Everyone over Tanaka

      • MarvPesos

        Josh says:
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        @Grey: Alright, I’ll drop Tanaka for Zunino. with him dropped, anybody else worth swapping out for the wire ? and you agree R. Hill is the best on the wire list (if so who would you drop for him)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would not own Hill right now

  72. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In AL only league, I need to drop either Eric Young or Carlos Beltran.

    In the same league, it’s either Lowrie or Tulo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young — Tulo

  73. RAZ says:
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    Contreras was just dropped in my 10 team H2H mixed redraft 1 catcher league. Should I drop Realmulto or stay put? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay put

  74. omar says:
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    Thoughts on Max Kepler ROS??? He hits cleanup in a surprisingly potent (sometimes) lineup, but his production has been mediocre. He had an insanely hot month or so last summer, then fell off a cliff later in the season. Is a hot streak on the horizon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  75. patmagroin69 says:
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    Scooter, Solarte, or Happ ROS at 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

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

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, Nova
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Ray, Walker, Lynn
    (6) Bench: J. Garcia, Meyer, Biagini, Guerra, JC Ramirez

    (2) DL: McCullers, Shoemaker

    Darn how ugly does my pitching look now? Kinda kicking myself for never picking up any of Peacock, Faria, C. Anderson, Nelson, Hoffman because they weren’t good matchups when I was asking about streaming at the time! With a 6 add limit, streaming isn’t as fun and last week I got burned bad after streaming guys like Ramirez, Blach, Gsellman, and Biagini instead of using adds on the guys I mentioned before! I know I am in a “shallow” league so my mindset has just been to stream but with the following options this week, I’m not really sure who is worth using my limited adds on at this point ..

    6/21
    J. Montgomery vs. LAA (0.5)
    Fiers @OAK (-1.8)
    T. Ross vs. TOR (-7.2)
    Guerra vs. PIT (-10.5)
    Gausman vs. CLE (-10.8)
    Biagini @TEX (-17.8)

    6/22
    Ryu vs. COL (10.4)
    Garcia vs. SF (-0.7)
    Miley vs. CLE (-9.0)

    6/23
    Lamet vs. DET (11.8)
    Cotton @CHW (5.1)
    Bauer vs. MIN (4.2)
    Folty vs. MIL (3.6)
    Blach vs. NYM (0.3)
    Lugo @LAD (-7.8)
    Meyer @BOS (-18.3)

    6/24
    Perdomo vs. DET (3.6)
    J. Ross vs. CIN (2.2)

    6/25
    Moore vs. NYM (10.7)
    Roark vs. CIN (-2.5)
    Miranda vs. HOU (-5.0)
    Wheeler @SF (-5.1)
    Hammel vs. TOR (-6.9)

    I am playing an abandoned team this week so not necessarily sure I need to stream a lot, I just wanna fix my staff! Advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu, Bauer, Moore

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word thanks! Surprised you wouldn’t add the Ross Bros. there too but who are the first drops? I’m guessing my whole bench… ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, your bench is streamers

  77. bigbear says:
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    Adams, Alonso, or Desmond?

    Next year’s 1B rankings will be DEEP.

    Is this who Zunino is/could be? Or do you think it’s just a hot streak? Asking for a friend…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, hot streak prolly

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @bigbear: he’s flirted with this before, but never for this long. best he’s been was last year when he finally got the BB”s up but even then the AVG was like .200 even and way less HR than this.

  78. SF says:
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    Which of these 3 for my bench bat?

    Herrera, Bour, or Haniger?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. Mike says:
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    Odor/Jordon Montgomery or Carlos Santana/Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  80. Crime Dog says:
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    I have a pretty commanding lead in pitching every week as I have scherzer, Yu, Archer, McCullers, manea, mad bum (if he comes back) straily and a few other rotational pieces. There’s currently only 1 other team that can really compete with my SP. Pitching is important, the league requires 7 weekly starts.

    My offense is pretty solid but def. Not best in the league I’d say maybe 6 out of 14. Weakest spots are RF (polonco, Souza) and probably CF (ender) and 3B (seager).

    Would you move an ace for a big bat in CF or RF? My only worry would be if mad bum doesn’t come back I am left to compete with that 1 other team in pitching who has Kershaw Lester strasberg and Pineda.

    Short term doesn’t matter I should make playoffs either way, this would be a playoff move

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who can you get for Archer or Yu?

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: Possibly Nelly Cruz for Yu

        • Crime Dog says:
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          @Crime Dog: matt kemp for manea I think is gettable as well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair… I’d lean Yu

          • Crime Dog says:
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            @Grey: as in Yu for Nelly or holding Yu?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yu bit better than Cruz but fair

  81. your mom says:
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    Hi. 20 team h2h league.
    Trade my matz/colome/b.zimmer for his g.cole/brach/j.harrison? Thanks!

  82. tank1 says:
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    Another closer question – have logjam at 1b/UT with Reynolds, Abreu and Smoak. Deal either Reynolds or Abreu for Osuna? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You didn’t know Bush was a bad person?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: No – didn’t know much about him. Don’t have him on any teams and I don’t recall Deadspin (my source of all sports gossip) reporting on it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he was in jail for years

    • The Harrow says:
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      @William Hung: lots of that stuff that went on in the rick james skit on chappelle show had nothing to do with rick james, it was all matt bush. but people in amurica tend to believe that a black guy with cocaine issues is more likely to be believed to have done that stuff than a white guy, so the producers went with rick james, plus he’s more well known to the general public than matt F’ing bush. went and checked that wiki page, he probably got away with 2 other hit and runs that night it sounds like.
      smithers: i was busy last night.

  83. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Add Wilson Ramos or JT Realmuto? Also, how would you rank these pitchers this week…..
    Pomeranz @KC
    Manea vs Hou
    Newcombe vs Giants
    Tyson Ross vs Tor
    Bauer vs Min

    Are any of these guys more than streamers at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto… manaea, Bauer, Ross… Manaea

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        @Grey: thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome

        • Andrew Mellars says:
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          You think there’s a chance Andrew Miller keeps the 9th inning gig or do you think this truly is temporary?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Temp

  84. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    20 team dynasty with holds/k per 9/relief wins/relief appearances h2h. fields got blown up and has been moved to minors, who’s best add, j.garcia MIA, romo (appears back in 7th inning, but been badly all year),, george of the roses (also have hoover), b.logan, o.perez, hunter, scrabble, claudio, duffey, yates also out there. grabbed jumbo last night but now law’s minored as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these guys interest me, Logan

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: understandable, it’s 7 RP slots 20 team league, some of course slot SP/RP guys in the RP slots, but unless i have an actual good SP that has that i’d rather have max holds guys if possible.

  85. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Meant to post this yesterday but I forgot. Hanley Ramirez has now missed three games after each of his starts at first base this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s amazing how much it takes out of him to walk 60 feet from the dugout to first and have a catch

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: The worst part is “they said” he injured his neck turning around to talk to someone. Yeah, okay.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He hurt his neck turning to talk to his chiropractor, ironically

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Or he pulls a hissy fit everytime they ask him to play 1st… (three periods)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          To all the killas and the 100 dollar billas

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: dude’s got that braun-like PED’s have destroyed it completely body type. even worse than braun really, since hanram was playing actually hard defense at SS like what, 2 years ago (or 3, it wasn’t more than 3); now the easiest of all positions turns him into late-model victorino (DTD literally every day). i read somewhere about even when DH’ing he needs like 3-4 hours of “work” on his back EVERY day just to hit.

  86. your mom says:
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    Hi i think you skipped me hehe
    20 team h2h league.
    Trade my matz/colome/b.zimmer for his g.cole/brach/j.harrison? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole side, it’s fair

  87. brett says:
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    In a roster crunch. Would you rather: Fulmer and Santana or Maeda and JD Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  88. Wheelchairman says:
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    I have Villar stashed on my bench in a 12 team 6×6 roto league. With the news that Eric sogard might keep the 2b job should I cut bait on Villar? I have odor, c Seager, Bregman, and Peraza on my team already and I could grab lowrie or take a chance on matt Davidson(need rbi).

    What do I do oh mighty one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Wheelchairman: they were already before the injury jerking villar’s playing time around but arcia has been even worse at SS so villar probably plays half the time at worst, till sogard turns back into sogard. what’s most funny about that blurb you read is that the MIL manager pretty much admits he thinks sogard will do exactly that, but mentions how odd it is that sogard’s been doing well for “it’s not like it’s 30 at bats we’re talking about here” it’s over 100

  89. Five-On-One says:
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    EY Jr. or Pillar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  90. Curious George Springer says:
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    In a league where I lost Trout and Freeman, I’ve been treading water with Matt Adams and JBJ. Adams has been particularly helpful, obviously.

    Now I’m onto the Mancini train with Chris Davis down, and I’ve rolling with Altherr for a while and will keep that going while Brantley is out. God I have a lot of hurt guys.

    Anyway, I grabbed Francis Martes (dropping a MR) today to see what happens. It’s a K/9 league, so I’m thinking maybe he realizes his upside. He’s slated for two starts, but my money says he gets pushed back because McCullers is coming back this weekend. Martes can’t be much worse than Bundy…

    Less than a month until GoT

    Anyway, no question for you this time. Have a great afternoon, sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be careful of the strides of Martes…. You too, CGS!

  91. 50 Shades of Jon Gray says:
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    Some guy just proposed me his Beltre for my Nola… That’s a no-brainer accept right? Or am I missing something? (H2H 10-team league)

    Thanks Grey!

  92. Anchovies says:
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    hey now!

    would you lose Belt (ROS) for Souza or Scooter?

    how do you feel about Mccarthy and hi starts this week? (vs. NYM, vs. COL)
    SON loves them both. Looking for human adviceto compliment that

    thanks!
    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza — I’d start him for both

  93. Alejandro Martinez says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto

    I’m considering streaming Leake @Phi but SON disagrees ($0.0). What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  94. Nico says:
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    Rendon this week assuming he’s out a day or put in moistasskiss? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Put in the moistness

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Don’t get me riled up now, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  95. Brett says:
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    Mancini for real? Him or Carlos Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Mancini

  96. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Since making the switch from Franco to Solarte last Sunday in a couple of leagues, I’ve gotten a .393 avg and 5 homers out of my 3B slot. Franco had a .208 avg and 7 homers up until that point. Better late than never. Plus I get to do my best Dean Martin impression every time Solarte goes deep. Win-win for everyone who’s not in hearing range.

    Streaming Mike Montgomery this week. Great matchup against the Padres tonight and a middling one in Miami on Sunday. Has always had a bit of a control issue, but he’s walked just 5 hitters over his last 5 outings (2.5 BB/9). Since joining the Cubs last season, he has a 57.6% GB% and a 0.75 HR/9. Has four legit pitches too. Sounds like Hendricks will be out until after the ASB, so he could be a nice 6-8 week pickup.

    Has this been the best year for 1B pickups off of the wire or what? Smoak, Zim, Bour, Alonso, Adams, etc. haven’t slowed down a bit. Except for Smoak and Adams in one league each, so glad I passed on all of those guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I have both Solarte and Maikel, and I’m still hoping for something from Maikel, but it’s NL-Only and if I only get 22 HRs, .240 it’s okay

      Montgomery’s perfs look awful this year, but I would stream him this week… I mean, awful– You don’t even mention Logan Morrison, that’s how good the 1B pickups have been

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: If you get .240/22 from Franco, it means that he goes something like .260/14 the rest of the way, which is ok. Not terribly impressive in this environment, but usable in NL-Only.

        Montgomery is one of those guys who’s likely to outperform his FIP/xFIP/SIERA. His curve is excellent, and his change has really improved. Has a solid cutter too. Among 150 pitchers who have thrown at least 40 innings this season, he has the 11th highest GB% (57.6%), the 24th highest Soft% (21.9%), and the 4th lowest HR/9 (0.39). Control is still an issue, but he’s tough to square up. Consistently works his way out of jams.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed on Maikel, if I had him in mixed, I’d be freaked… Montgomery’s K:BB is scary, but like I said I’d stream him this week and take it from there — Your Duvall equals Springer is looking more Springer than Duvall

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Springer’s been hot lately. Despite that, Duvall still has more RBIs and steals and is just 4 homers behind. Close on the average. Springer has the edge in runs, as expected. He’s been about the same as Smoak, and a touch behind Zimmerman. Zim actually has a steal, which is one more than Springer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Close on average? Oh, cmon, Magoo! Tho, I believe Kershaw stole a base this year, but every time I Google ‘pitcher steals’ I get Razzball results which sends me on an endless cycle

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: You always poo poo average. Can’t have it both ways!

                What’s more embarrassing for a pitcher/catcher – allowing a steal to an opposing pitcher or someone like Bengie Molina? That might be the kick in the ass for someone like Lester to learn how to throw to first.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, yeah, this is true — Bengie is always the answer

  97. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Jonah’s uncle had one of the greatest lines of the show this week……..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Jewish prison guy is awesome… Jonah hitting the ceiling cracked me up good

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Haha yes, too funny. So good.

        Plus Erlich’s line about the pelican and a four pound shit had me rolling.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but Silicon Valley has been so uneven since its 1st season

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: True, I think it’s an enjoyable watch (I still laugh at it) but it’s not on Veep’s level or anything. Jared is my favorite.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Richard on Veep kills me with everything he says

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: “Just the dedication.”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  98. Osnam says:
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    So I was just offered Darvish and for my Conforto and Stroman. Should I take it? Would you counter with Price instead if Stroman? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu side

  99. lwomack58 says:
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    A manager is trading off some of his key players. I traded Lynn for Carrasco and Mancini for J. Turner.

    Who do you like better C. Taylor or Owing. Might offer one of these for Braun.

    He also has Paxton-worried he is still hurt. Your thoughts.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings…Yes on Pax

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        So keep Owing and offer Taylor. Do you think Braun is still a top player.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  100. Chris says:
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    What’s up Grey? My first post. My bench is Aaron Hicks, Adam Jones, Domingo Santana. Of the three, who should I waive? I would trade one, but there are very few trades in my league, unfortunately. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  101. 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

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

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, Nova
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Ray, Walker, Lynn
    (6) Bench: J. Garcia, Meyer, Biagini, Bauer, Ryu

    (2) DL: McCullers, Shoemaker

    Available bats for reference (% owned): Kinsler, Hanley, Brantley, Holliday, Gardner, Hicks, Bregman, Belt, Gregorius, Calhoun, D. Santana, Gallo, Maybin, H. Perez, Dahl, Souza, Broxton, etc…

    Offense clicked last week and finally packaging bench bats away for Myers! But now I see HanRam sitting on waivers and I feel like he should be owned even though he’s been pretty disappointing? Funny I drafted him, traded him, watched him get traded again, and a few days ago he was dropped.. but anyway I already have Haniger as a bench bat already so ignore Hanley? Add him and drop Haniger? Drop a streamer for him and try trading away some bats for pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Hanley

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Ha but over who? Wouldn’t mind giving him a try but trying to figure out how to get him on the squad is the issue!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of your streamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rip… I wouldn’t

  102. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Greetings from the hot, hot, hot UK (this is a rare thing over here!)

    What are your thoughts on Villar? Will he end season as even a top 50 player….?

    16 team keeper/dynasty with big benches but relatively small daily line ups (no CI/MI).

    Give: R Healy and Alex Meyer (plus another cheap arm such as Guerra)
    Get: Villar

    This is a pure ‘what’s best value’ trade as Villar would be backing up Odor, Beltre and Andrus rather than in my starting line up.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s 115 where I am right now… In the desert…. Hold on the trade

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: fine, you win….!!

        And thanks, will hold off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  103. Zach says:
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    Zunino or Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  104. William Hung says:
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    Bud Norris to the DL – Bedrosian the pick up?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: Ah ok – next up must be Troy Percival then

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: I think he’s been on the DL for the last 10 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Cram was right – Bed isn’t next in line unless Sociapath rolled him out there in the 7th tonight to see if he’s actually healthy, and he’ll get the next save chance

  105. Jim says:
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    Please rank ROS

    Leake
    Estrada
    Alex Meyer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake, Estrada

  106. SteveA says:
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    Hey Grey

    12tm, 5×5, redraft (20 players per team); C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OF (x3), UTIL, rest are bench

    Is an offer of my Encarnacion for his Machado fair? Would you make this deal?

    Thanks SteveA

  107. Metlgod says:
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    Great stuff Grey!
    1. Would you give up Gary Sanchez for McCullers or Severino?
    2. Give up James Paxton and Jose Peraza for Shawn Newcomb and Marcus Stroman ?
    3. Give up James Paxton and Nomar Mazzara for Michael Pineda ?
    obviously I need some pitching lol
    Thank you and have a good night !

    • Metlgod says:
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      @Metlgod: sorry 10 team head to head

    • SteveA says:
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      @Metlgod:
      1. yes, McCullers; 2. sure; 3. hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. McCullers 2. What? 3. Huh?

  108. Jim says:
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    Thx, Grey
    Have one more league where I have Estrada. Should I drop him for

    Straily
    Volquez
    Jordan Montgomery
    Senzatela

    or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For any of them, look at matchups… Straily in big picture

  109. omar says:
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    AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:

    Give: JD Martinez + Lindor + Berrios
    Get: Correa + Mitch Moreland + Kimbrel
    Both Correa and Lindor can be kept thru 2018

    I realize it’s a lot to give. Here’s the rationale:

    Worried about a JD trade to an NL club.

    OF stacked – JD, Betts, Springer, Haniger, Mallex, Zimmer, Kepler, Lonnie Baseball. Need IF help. Moreland slides in to IF slot in place of Gallo (avg is killing me) – who becomes a bench bat/Util.

    Think I’m good on SP – Kluber, McCullers, Berrios, Faria, Devenski (realize hes not a true SP, but is getting Ws with great ratios, Ed-Rod??, Salazar??, Clevinger). Falling behind quickly in SV. Just got Chapman and Bedrock back, and own Justin Wilson and Kahnle. Kimbrel gets me back in the saves game with stupid good ratios, and I can flip a closer before the deadline for an SP or bat, if I get the Saves category back right.

    Send the offer or hold??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great

      • omar says:
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        @Grey:
        Thought you’d say so… Would Longo in place of Moreland make the outcome any different? What are your thoughts on Lindor? Seems like he’s selling out for power at the expense of avg and SBs? How long before he turns it around?

        *Just got a bit of good news… Bud to the DL, so it looks like Cam can run with the closer gig sooner than expected. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Lindor, nothing’s changed really, he’s just slumping right now

  110. leon says:
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    Keepers for 2018: Judge, Correa, McCullers, Britton … avg/obp/slg… 18 man .. got offered Conforto for McCullers. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, Conforto better going forward, but pretty even

  111. Charlie Chapman says:
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    1. My Conforto for his Correa a good trade?

    2. Conforto can be kept in 10th, Correa in 7th. Also have Ozuna elgible for 10th round keepage, do you like Conforto or Ozuna more after this year?

    I can start 5 Of total including Util spots and own all of: Yoenis, Conforto, Ozuna, Khrush, Desmond, C Santana….. and Marte (hehe). Rostering two Offensive bench players including Starling right now, and have Votto so can’t play any of these dudes at 1B.

    Gyorko is currently my only SS. I tried to pry Trea in a trade, but he can be kept in the 10th so no dice. There just aren’t that many plausible SS upgrades it seems, Xander was the only other intriguing possibility.

    Appreciate the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Ozuna

      • Charlie Chapman says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        What about Xander? Conforto an overpay for ROS-only consideration?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s decent

  112. Robert says:
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    Grey, Which side of this trade do you like better? Harper and Nelson or Kershaw and Polanco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryce

  113. bobbo says:
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    12 team h2h 6×6 (OPS/QS)
    Looking to upgrade at 2B.
    Thoughts on Kinsler and a closer (Knebel or Oh) for Dozier?
    Too much to offer, too little?
    Thanks as always.

    • bobbo says:
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      @bobbo: Suppose I should mention I also have Bedrosian and Casilla to offer in addition to Knebel and Oh.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Offer one of those scrubbier closers first then

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Offer Oh, take Dozier

  114. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Thames, Gregorius, Faria, Oh for Lindor and Cueto (or Taillon) or did I get too stoned?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  115. joe is a popular name says:
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    drop any of the following for peacock? 12 team standard roto
    Manaea, Wood, Cole, Nola, Nova, Bundy, Chase Anderson. I’m thinking Bundy
    odubel or JBJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  116. bobbo says:
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    Okay, last one and then I am done, I promise.
    Kinsler, Trumbo, Faria, Oh for Harrison, Lindor, Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor side

  117. hustla says:
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    been offered my Faria for his Verlander in a 6×6 w/ QS

    who do you want ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could work out, but I won’t say it’s without risk

  118. lwomack58 says:
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    Eric Hosmer or Souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, pretty even

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Souza or JBJ-close

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Close, JBJ

  119. primetime says:
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    Grey, Closers.. Robertson or Turner (Tigers)..

    • primetime says:
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      @primetime: or Bedrock is Norris is on DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What is a Turner (Tigers)?

      • primetime says:
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        @Grey: HAHA Wilson…

  120. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I’ll be interested in seeing if Bedrosian closes once Street is back. Street said in an interview in the past year or two that he’d retire before he accepted a setup role.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah heard similar things

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Some mentions of Parker, too. Mix in the Sciosciapath element, and looks like we got ourselves a shituation of the highest magnitude.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  121. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Should I trade votto and arietta for sale or scherzer? Should I drop for hosmer too.
    Other option is a drop bundy, or anderson, and fisher for Bauer, Hill, or some 30% owned streamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto side, hold Hosmer — Bundy or Bauer is a matter of matchups

  122. primetime says:
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    Grey, tHoughts of Quintana Tailon, Maeda ROS. Worth trading for playoff run?

    Lastly, Zunino over Grandal ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Taillon… zunino

  123. Speill says:
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    Hi Grey: Im looking to improve my steal standings and have a choice from these guys available on waivers.
    Andrelton, Deshields, Dyson, Buxton, Broxton. Trying to cause least damage to rbi/avg/runs by playing one of them. I also have Machado at SS whom I could move to 3b if needed.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  124. Tank1 says:
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    Deal either Ray or Carrasco for Jansen? Down to only one closer and could replace them with either Happ or Nelson. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  125. herschel says:
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    Sorry Rickey, but Anthony may be the greatest lead off hitter of all time….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  126. Tank1 says:
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    Which side would you prefer- Ray/Duvall or Kimbrel/Cain? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, it’s fair

  127. dtbran says:
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    Holding faith in ODB or drop for MIchael Taylor, Solarte Zimmer (redraft limited moves)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  128. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    somebody called the cops on that solarte party, now ever re bod E gotta run on home der.

    12 team OBP with total bases and hits added.
    C pina (dropped nicasio for him today while hedges is out, i remember the awful timeshareness of the MIL catchers from other leagues so i didn’t just drop hedges for pina)
    1B rizzo (what happened to him getting 2B?)
    2B treat urner
    SS story
    3B lamb
    OF (3) souza/d.peralta (i just dropped JBJ for him again)/brocktune
    util (2) c-sant (1B/OF), brinson
    BN lowrie/hernan/hedges/hoskins
    DL braun
    NA fisher
    SP carrasco/carmart/quintana/paxton/nova/faria/folty/straily/j.garcia
    rodon/meyer
    RP (4 max slots) bedrosian/norris/osuna
    DL sabathia (2 DL slots)
    from above fisher and brinson are held over hoskins, if brinson goes down to minors one of fisher/brinson is dropped. 2 moves left on week agree this roster needs some HRs such to use one to reaquire mancini or JBJ? hoskins is first drop there. probably should closer hunt with one of these roster slots too (soria/kela/street probably highest options)

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: for anybody seeing this exact roster and wondering why it’s so weak, THIS is what happens in large bench leagues when the guys you draft underperform and you don’t stash performing guys quick like conforto/bour/smoak (i’m actually playing against the best team in the league who has both bour/smoak), meanwhile i hold the brocktune/franco (for a long time)/c-sant/story’s of the world. this last doesn’t apply to my pitching so much, post draft all of sab/straily/garcia/folty/faria/meyer were added to different levels of usefulness. hernan/souza/peralta/lowrie added post draft on the hitting side. last year i murdered this league but that was since my drafted hitters worked out WAY better than i had ever seen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  129. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Sano or Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  130. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    Grabbed Solarte to fill in for Rendon in case he sits for a few days and now it looks like Solarte is headed to DL. Who to fill in?

    Valencia, Gennett, Davidson, Gurriel, Kendrick, Harrison, Drury, Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maikel

  131. John says:
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    Grey,
    10tm h2h cat keeper
    Which side you like better:
    Ivan Nola / Smoak / Tanaka
    for
    Archer
    Is it close or no?
    Thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  132. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. my cruz/maybin/rivero for scherzer/piscotty? thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer side, it’s fair

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: pulled the trigger on this one. i was on the receiving end of scherzer (that sounds different than intended). anyway, need an upside sagnof-y guy i can play in a weekly league to replace maybin. who do you like between m taylor, zimmer, deshizz, eyj and gamel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Taylor

  133. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. in a league where i need saves and have $135 out of $250 FAAB, what do you think i should bid on Bedrosian?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who just came into the 7th inning? $3

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: d’oh. thanks for the heads up.

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: oh good god i don’t need this stuff this week at all. even in spots having bedrosian AND norris this is getting weird. maybe street really does get that job back. sick thing (and soooo weird for LAA) is they got like 4-5 actually GOOD RP now (hernandez only some of the time of course)

  134. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    but it does open a window, hold neshek or start grabbing LAA guys who aren’t owned and from this point forward might have this gig, middleton, street, even parker (although clearly parker isn’t the guy he’s the a.miller west) hernandez. this isn’t for same league as above.

  135. 740 says:
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    wat it is Grey,
    10team h2h cats

    pick two, J.A, Lugo, Fiers, Peacock

    thanks!!

  136. Mo says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Bundy and Odorizzi worth holding on to in 12team?
    guys like freeland, lamet, meyer and hammel on WW
    cats are W ERA WHIP K and K/BB

    and CGomez>Domingo??

    Thanks!

  137. PB&J says:
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    My Darvish and Arenado for his Goldy and Peacock. U rock, Grey.

  138. Tom ki says:
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    Start Guerra v Pit or Tyson Ross vs tor tomorrow? Think ross can rediscover his previous form this season? He used to be ace like if I remember correctly

  139. Tony says:
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    Crazy night. My team has 9 Hrs and ………12 RBIs tonight

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