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Derek Fisher was called up by the Astros to replace the concussed Reddick.  First off, Derek needs to stop singing that jingle, “Trust the Astros Fisher, man.”  Tres annoying.  Saying tres instead of very is tres annoying, too. Fisher was hoping Reddick was some combination of reddish and haddock.  “Get that seaweed out of my face!”  That’s Nori Aoki.  Everyone in MLB is happy for Fisher except this guy.  If you thought Strickland-Harper was something… Sorry, for Derek Fisher, that was a layup.  As for fantasy, Fisher has power and speed, has had strikeout issues, but no worse than Bellinger.  He could be a difference maker if he plays 75%+ of the time.  One of the best guys in the minors this year.  Better on power than speed, inefficient as a runner.  Yes, PCL, but MLB is kinda PCL-like nowadays.  Might outproduce Brinson, though Fisher needs to stick in a job for that.  Yesterday, he went 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his first home run, and I think Fisher is for reel, and not just on the casting couch.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jake Marisnick – 1-for-4, 2 runs and a homer, hitting .261.  Guess how many homers he has.  C’mon, without looking it up.  I guarantee you’re under.  I wanted to say three.  He’s homered seven times!  Same as, ya know, Gurriel.

Francis Martes – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.19.  He’s recommended only in leagues where you have to own one player who a healthy horse cannot carry.  Martes is 21 years old and 250 pounds!  By the time, he’s 40 he’s going to eat Bartolo.

Neftali Feliz – Cut by the Brewers.  How much says Nationals sign him for s’s and g’s?  I mean, that must be an option for them at this point, right?  GM Rizzo, “Dusty, you wanna try Neftali?”  “Nef-what now?”  “Feliz for the bullpen?”  “Not overly feliz, no.  Why are we talking in Spanglish?”  “Know what?  I’m gonna leave you with your toothpick.”

Eric Thames – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  This one came off the CardinalsMike Leake, after Thames had a month straight in April of homering only off Reds pitchers.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Thames has a special type of color blindness, and can only see red.  Can someone check to see if he only homered off South Korean pitchers with Communist leanings?

Kolten Wong – Left yesterday’s game with forearm tightness.  Wong needs to switch arms.

Ben Zobrist – Sounds headed to the DL with a sore wrist.  His owners are pist.  Now ‘brist is hist!  Name the song that I am emulating.  Bet you can’t.

Ian Happ – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .209.  I’m not joking when I say next to nothing else, but he is hitting homers.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .178.  I don’t feel like doing the math, but he has to hit a bajillion the rest of the way to hit .250 this year.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer.  Wish the Maddoning One would’ve started this Rizzo as leadoff experiment when they were facing a good pitching staff, so Rizzo went 0-for a couple of games and moved down the order again.  Anyone who thinks this is a good thing likely forgets Rizzo just lost out on four RBIs in only two games, and gained what?  One run?  Lowercase yay.

Matt Harvey – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 5.25, and now complaining of a dead arm.  If you’re wondering, when he said it, he was not ‘Doing the Bernie.’

Lucas Duda – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  This homer annoys me.  I don’t own him, it’s not about that.  It’s because he didn’t start the game.  This is the one area of managing where Bochy is far superior (is it the ginormous head?).  Bochy has a rule of thumb where he starts a guy the day after he hits a homer, barring an injury.  This is so obvious.  If someone hits a home run, they could be locked in, and you want them in the lineup.  Duda homered on Tuesday, and is benched for T.J. Rivera, who also homered in his previous game.  Unfortunately, that was five days ago!

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 7th homer.  Real talk:  solid game, I own Grandy in one NL-Only league and barely even play him there.  Kuhl, but — again with some stank — BUT it doesn’t matter he hit the game-winning home run.  I don’t understand why fantasy ‘perts point out shizz like this.  I’m more interested in Carl Edwards Olmos giving up three earned than I am in how Grandy’s homer affected a game.

Neil Walker – Left yesterday’s game with a leg injury.  I have no clue regarding he who need not be named:

Francisco Liriano – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.36.  Confession:  when I was a kid, I went out on a theater balcony and made vomiting sounds– Wait, that’s not my confession, that’s Chunk from The Goonies.  Okay, my confession, I don’t trust Liriano no matter what the Stream-o-Nator says, and it liked him last night.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  “Now replacing Yonder Alonso, the American League starting All-Star 1st baseman, is Logan Morrison.  This All-Star Game is brought to you by the Flowbee, because we can’t get real advertisers because who the hell would want to watch Yonder and freakin’ Morrison?”

Jake Odorizzi – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.77.  I know Faria faced the same matchup and did the J.K. Simmons “Hey, it’s the commercial guy.  Oh my God, he deserves an Oscar that was so good,” but this was not the easiest of matchups for Odorizzi.

Russell Martin – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  I flinch like a beaten dog every time I mention a catcher, knowing it’s going to lead to catcher questions.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .254.  That was his 2nd homer in four games, and he is the type to turn that schmotato straight from lukewarm to hot.

Tanner Roark – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.39.  Serious question:  are there any safe number three starters?  I can find a number one, with some difficulty.  I think I can spot a number two, especially if it doesn’t flush.  A number three?  No clue.

Brian Goodwin – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, now three homers in the last four games.  Dusty might platoon him on occasion for Raburn, and Werth will return at some point, but Goodwin’s got some schmotatoness.

Adonis Garcia – Had ring finger surgery and is out two months.  Funny, I got married and wanted to cut my ring finger off.  Hmm, maybe funny’s not the correct word there.  Maybe…*grabs box of tissues* …it’s not funny at all.  *sobs uncontrollably*

Matt Kemp – Left yesterday’s game limping after grabbing his hamstring.  Limping after coming up lame is 12-16 games of the DL.  Grabbing a hamstring is 17-21 games.  This is science.

Brandon Phillips – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .307.  The Rise of the Zombino, starring Brandon Phillips.  Watch as he tries to eat a pitcher’s brain custard.  “Slobber, slobber, brain custard, good.”

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .304.  You know who Ender is?  And I mean this as a compliment.  He’s Dexter Fowler.  I will call Ender, Chicken Butt.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.86.  Bombs over Baghdad now has two straight Quality Starts, but it was a kaboom the start before and I still don’t trust him.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  To self, “Self, why is your ERA so pee-poor bad on your NFBC team?”  “Glad you asked, self, by the way, love the way your hair hangs over your ears.  Your ERA is so bad, because Kluber is your ace.”

Bradley Zimmer – 1-for-3, 1 run, and his 5th steal.  On the bright side, he was batting leadoff yesterday.  This makes a ton of sense for the Indians’ lineup.  Here’s hoping Tito wasn’t just having a senior moment.

Chris Taylor – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and two steals (6, 7), hitting .298.  On my fantasy team, I grabbed Taylor a couple of weeks ago to spell A-D-D-I-S-O-N, and now he’s been Pipp’d on my fantasy team.

Taijuan Walker – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.32, as he was activated.  Oh em gee, a number three starter.  Lord, you have opened my eyes.  I see now you are spreading the truth butter.  You are right, we have one number three starter in the entire major leagues.  “I’m ranking Taijuan Walker at 41st thru 60th on the top 100 starters.”  That’s January Grey next year.

Jordan Zimmermann – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.35.  Am I applying truth butter to Zimmermann?  Did you see his ERA?  I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for him still, though he does have three straight solid starts, so one more solid start and I may release the leash a tad.

Mookie Betts – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homers.  Mookie Best!

Aaron Altherr – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Put the strikethrough on the text I wrote yesterday about Altherr not stringing together good games.

Raimel Tapia – 4-for-4, 3 runs, hitting .261.  He was also caught stealing, which I point out as a positive — at least he’s running — and not a negative — “Dude, run!”  Not clear how much Tapia will play, but you know I’m watching him like a cyclops with a monocle because of his ability.

Ervin Santana – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.56.  The Regression Fairies call Lindsay Lohan “Li-Lo,” they talk about how Taylor Swift has a beautiful pink hue under her alabaster skin, and they will pop a squat on your ratios.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, after going bizzonkers the day before with five hits.  Hot schmotato alert!

Byron Buxton – 3-for-3 and a slam (4) and double legs (11, 12).  Feel like we’ve been here a few times this year, but I went to look if Buxton was on waivers in my shallower leagues, because he has two homers in three games and, for the first time all year, looks locked in.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 5th homer in eleven games, hitting over .350 in the last week, and him over Martin.  Russell.  Zunino over Russell Martin.  That’s gotta clear up at least one catcher question.

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .340.  Like sushi, it’s rare when a hitter comes back, but it’s as if Haniger hasn’t missed a step being out.

Chris Davis – Hit the DL with a strained oblique.  That usually sidelines guys three to five weeks.  Vague timetable, but what do you expect for something oblique.

Dylan Bundy – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.29.  The Regression Fairies were out in full neon pink last night.

Welington Castillo – 1-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .292.  Where’s the boeuf?!

Trey Mancini – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .299 as he goes into full-time mode with Davis sidelined.  I could see checking out the lounge act of Trey Mancini if you missed out on the 45 other cornermen who are just like him.

Matt Davidson – 2-for-3 and his 13th homer, and his third homer in three games.  Yes, I’ve mentioned him the last three days.  No, I don’t know what you’re waiting for.

CC Sabathia – Diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.  If only there was someone the Yanks could give a Chance to.  WINK!  WINK!

Gary Sanchez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Damn, when this guy gets hot, he gets scorching.  It’s like, “I can’t believe Sanchez only has three homers.”  *Julio Urias blinks his eye*  “And now Gary has 20 homers.”

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 20th steal.  That’s in only 49 games, bee tee dubs.

Andrelton Simmons – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .281.  Hitting near-.400 in the last week with two homers and three steals.  If only Mike Trout went down years ago!

Eric Young Jr. – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 6th steal, hitting .333.  I’m convinced, Mike Trout is ghosting riding the Angels.

Matt Shoemaker – Lifted after a trainer meeting.  For the Brits reading, Shoemaker didn’t meet with a sneaker.

Matt Chapman – Was called up by the A’s.  Beatles fans will remember Matt Chapman as the guy who said, “Stop with the hate mail, it wasn’t me!”  Chapman’s best comp is Joey Gallo.  Joey Gallo Compman?  Chapman should play over Plouffe — Plouffe there goes my playing time! — and hit for power and not much else.  He’s available in my 12-team mixed league, and neither I nor Prospector Ralph are picking him up, to give you an idea.

Daniel Gossett – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER in his first start.  Gossett is a white guy?  He should be in a buddy cop movie with Koda.  Two White Guys and a Half Cherokee.  “I’m too old for this shi*t, Gossett.”  “I hear ya, Glover, but Freeman’s on the DL and you’re all I got to solve this high-profile murder of baseballs in the late-inning of Nationals’ games.”  “Whatcha talkin’ ’bout, Willis?!”  Dontrelle Willis passes by and shakes his head, annoyed.

Ryon Healy – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Healy’s the three hole hitter, and Healy’s the best/worst gift I ever received.  I wanted those stupid sneakers with wheels so bad, but for the life of me I couldn’t go more than three feet without falling.  I suppose falling is a part of life, like burping and farting.

Edinson Volquez – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.72.  Yup, I benched him two starts ago for his no-hitter but had him right there, front and center in my active lineup for this ‘to the toolshed.’

Tyler Moore – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .288.  Bour who?!  Justin Bour, he’s the guy Moore is filling in for.  It’s a figure of speech, Random Italicized Voice.  Figure of speech?  You just walk around screaming ‘Bour who?’

Billy Hamilton – Out with a thumb problem.  Hamilton runs on his thumbs?  No?  Cool, then get him back out there!

Amir Garrett – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.91.  This game was vs. the Padres, so, yeah, and Muslim Mrs. Garrett is still not advisable unless you’re board with a bunch of 80’s chicks.

Jose Peraza – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, as he hit leadoff, hitting .350 in the last week.  Cool, cool, cool to infinity, but he has no steal attempts in June.  As Al Gore says, hot, fiery earth to Peraza, are you there, Peraza?  Good.  Steal a freakin’ base!

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.10.  I’m kinda loving owning him in weekly leagues when he only has one start at home.  “Why, Unkie Grey, why?”  You ask with those milk saucer eyes.  Because his home ERA is near-1.50 in almost 50 IP.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.   Renfroe!  Or as Scooby Doo says, Renfroe!  Speaking of Scooby Doo, not sure how many of you watched The Keepers on Netflix.  No, it wasn’t about your team with Trea Turner as a $5 keeper.  It starts as a geriatric Scooby Doo, then becomes an indictment of the church.  I always have a soft spot for Cougars, but, wow, I did not like this documentary once it veered off the murder mystery.  It was like, “We went to the same school as this nun, who was murdered, and we’re gonna get to bottom of this murder, or our names aren’t 75-year-old Thelma & Louise!”  Then two episodes in, “Forget the murder, this is about Pedo Priestley.”

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .278.  Moistasskiss!

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-6, 3 runs, and his 7th steal, hitting .292.  With the help of him and Jorge Bonifacio (2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer), the Royals are actually a top five offense in the month of June.  Merrifield vs. Bonifacio is schmotato vs. schmo-tah-to.  Merrifield vs. Bonifacio is also the main event for the slap hitting championship belt.

Lorenzo Cain – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, 4 homers in the last week.  I’m raisin Cain, he is so grape.  Hmm, perhaps this autocorrect sponsored by Sun-Maid wasn’t the best idea.

Madison Bumgarner – Threw yesterday and next step is a simulated game.  After that, it’s anyone’s guess.  (Actually, anyone that guesses rehab game after that would be right.)

Johnny Cueto – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.57.  Damn, he’s been miserably bad.  It’s the freakin’ Royals! Who scares you in that lineup?  Jorge Bonifacio?!   Y’all are like, “Grey, handsome, Fantasy Master Lothario, cool guy, over-the-internet friend, why don’t you draft high starters?”  Yeah, like they’re better!   I could have Jason Vargas and Robbie Ray or Cueto and deGrom.  You tell me which team is doing better.  Don’t actually tell me!

   
  1. Ton says:
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    12 team mixed h2h keeper league:

    Justin Upton or Derek Fisher in LF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ton: Upton

  2. L.T. Dilport says:
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    Fisher, Happ, Zimmer, Mallix. Always keep two spots on roster for streaming streaks or prospects. Which two of these are currently the best, right now, and or worthy of ros and using as a keeper? 12 team, deep rosters, yahoo, keeper (3) points league. Thanks.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @L.T. Dilport: loose happ the others depend on playing time and weather or not they produece while at the rodeo

  3. Rudy says:
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    Thames…. top 50 hitter?

  4. Scott says:
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    I had fisher in my NA spot and activated him since davis went on the dl. I got a lot dead weight on my team taking up roster space. Now, here is the question. How much more rope do i give polanco to do something this year? 10 team league. He started warming up twice this year and then conveniently got hurt. I own piscotty, polanco, o. Herrera, bregman. Which one of these guys do i cut if fisher sticks. Maybe fisher could do what bregman was supposed to do in that lineup. I will have to activate mccullers in about 7 days so i will have to cut someone. Polanco has been on my bench for 2 weeks. Matt adams has produced more for me in my OF spot in two weeks than polanco has given me all year. Those guys i listed as potential cuts are now my 5th OF spot and utility. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      Btw, all of those guys i had in my OF to start the year were pretty good last year and i never expected all of them to suck for so long or have prolonged slumps that began on opening day (cringing after writing that). There comes a time when i just have to move on. I have been patient and gave them a lot of time. I also passed up a lot of good FA’s that have been producing on other teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Polanco over Fisher

  5. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Taylor ham always hits the spot… Mookie’s about to go off… There was a team named “Fishers of Men” in a fantasy league that I was in years ago. It finished in 8th place…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: Haha — Fishers of Men never drafted 1st basemen high

  6. Mark says:
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    I am still trying to figure out Eric Young and his modest power improvement. He was slugging and stealing at a similar rate this year in the minors.

    Any idea about any improvements or insider information on his success or is this just dumb luck?

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @Mark: Launch Angle is something we are going to get use to hearing.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mark: He’s a 32 year old, journeyman speedster, with a career .249 avg. I guarantee it’s just 2 weeks of hot hitting.

    • Mark says:
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      I do not think he*ERIC YOUNG has a new improved Launch angle. But I know nothing about what’s considered good and bad and so on.

      Just the fact it is a trend from the minors which interests me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Agree with Cram

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Mark: Mark!

      To give you some perspective….He was signed by the Rox in 2004, first started in 2009 and by 2010 was DFA’d by the Rox!!!

      Cheers,
      Ante

  7. Mark says:
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    Ryon Healy flew under the radar due to somewhat slow start. But he has been incredible as of late. He is playing similar to last year. He’s missing the buzz as other players though. Probably to him playing for the small market A’s and them being an abomination.

    Does he have a nice swing? He seems to be a 300 hitter with exceptional power. But all I am going by is his numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: I have a GIF of him in my top 20 3rd basemen under the rankings tab at the top of the page

  8. killerB says:
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    Bellinger or Machado?

    • bigbear says:
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      @killerB: Wait, what?

  9. Gomes says:
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    The Wong blurb was pure gold.

    I’m trying to come to terms with the prospect of starting a Rockies pitchers at home, but I suppose Hoffman is worth rolling out vs. SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gomes: Thanks! I think you have to give Hoffman a chance

  10. Mike says:
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    I know he’s been hurt, but Jean segura….. Keeper material?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike:

      Also, who makes out better in the below offers:

      Sale and Sanchez for manny and Holliday

      Robbie ray for Marwin Gonzalez and mazara

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Mike: Sale — Ray

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Depends on options and when you have to make that decision.

      • Mike says:
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        @Cram It: no rush on decision. I can slide beltre to 3rd to cover loosing manny and Sanchez is an upgrade from my lucroy.

        THE owner of ray needs OF help

        • Mike says:
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          @Mike: And I’ve got options at OF to get by until trout comes off DL. I’m relying on Harper to produce right now. Seems to be a power outage on my team right now

  11. ziggaman730 says:
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    ha sure glad I did drop Martin for Zunino last week as the dude is straight raking for my catcher spot lately.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @ziggaman730:

      It Just goes to show
      The sun shines on a dogs ass…
      Zunino sucks balls

  12. Willlie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Speaking about people who aren’t running, I have Peraza and Ramirez. Jose must be Spanish for “I’m not stealing”. Fisher or Chapman..who hits more homers ROS?

  13. Fill Beto says:
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    Hand On The Pump

  14. Every29Years says:
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    Fisher or Holliday?

  15. Dirty d says:
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    No Bench/keeper league. Do I grab healy and/or Moustakas over Conforto and/or Travis Shaw?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Dirty d: Yes, both.

  16. GoFish says:
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    So if Fisher, Mallex and Brinson can stay up and sustain playing time How do they rank ROS?

  17. South City Blow Ponies says:
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    20 team- trade Starling Castro for Werth and Panik?

  18. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up, man! In-depth analysis. Your like the Barbara Walters of fantasy baseball investigation!

    a. Started both Pineda and Volquez. Volquez woke up yesterday morning, looked into the mirror and said ‘Hey, it really is me – Edinson Volquez!’ And then he remembered that harrowing thought and shat on my ERA and ratios! Thanks, Edinson! To the wood shop for you, Edinson. Signed up Trey instead. At least he’ll give me a known commodity.

    b. On the Wong blurb, you didn’t mention which hand tightened up, left or right! Matchups, man! Matchups!

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 15

    Firefighter A: ‘- Get a little closer!’

    Firefighter B: ‘- I can’t! lt’s too goddamned hot!’

    Lester: ‘Will, it’s Lester, do you copy, over? Come on, let’s go! Will, this is Lester, do you copy, over? Listen Will, we’ve got some serious problems. The highway’s been cut off. The truck’s out here, but we couldn’t find the body.I repeat: no body, it’s totally burnt out. Preston, get those people outta here! Move them back to the south side. We don’t know how many gas tanks there are under the pumps…’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ha, thanks! A. Ugh, I know B. Whichever, just switch! C. Nice! Hope you had a good birthday!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        a. Thanks for remembering! Birthday was perfect in Chad which would be a 1/10 anywhere else in the world. Just kidding, my daughter called me on Skype and my wife sent me a smiley face attached to a heart to let me know all is well with the world. I called my son and he also wished me a happy birthday. My sister-in-law also wished me a happy b-day so there’s that!

        b. Short night tonight! Make the most of it!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Grey!

          Btw, I’ll take Mancini to KO Holmberg in 01:24 of the first round! Get it? Trey Boom-Boom Mancini!

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. That’s awesome, man, glad you got to talk to your fam B. I know!

  19. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I dropped Brett Gardner for Derek Fisher in my 10 team h2h mixed league.. Gardner was the worst player on the team.. do you think
    This was a good move?

    Thanks !

  20. Bill Lee says:
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    LoMo or fat Adams?

    thanks in advance.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Bill Lee: LoMo if you have players to support his AVG. Adams if you do not.

  21. Sean says:
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    Back to back sonavabench Altherr!! Started Cueto, Pineda, Leake, and Chacin last night and of course Chacin had the best night, luckily my opponent hasn’t faired much better. Let’s see how many horrible starts my pitchers can have this week, already up to 4.

    Thinking of putting a waiver claim in for Fisher, do you like him over any of my OF/Bench bats:
    JBJ, Haniger, Schebler, Cespedes, Altherr, Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: He doesn’t play over those guys

  22. Swfcdan says:
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    Is Cueto or Verlander worth buying low on? Both have been a bit of a mess, but extended track records and we saw how JV turned it on in the 2nd half last year. I’m sure it’s all related to Kate Upton so start having more sex or less sex, whichever way worked last year!

  23. Lt says:
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    Bust a move?

    • Lt says:
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      @Lt: When do we hear a blurb about your former homeboy Mike Effing Fiers?!?! Killing it lately, funny stuff as always thanks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Lt: I Fiers the Fiers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Oofa!

  24. Bastian says:
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    Beckham or Drury? RCL type league.

  25. Swfcdan says:
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    Altuve/Trumbo or Mookie/Kipnis?

  26. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    I was offered Ian Desmond for my Zack Godley? I lost Crush Davis (disgraceful list) but also have Bellinger in my Util spot that can slide him to 1B…

    thoughts?

    thanks

    • Lt says:
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      @RicoSuave: I know nothing but I’m pretty sure everyone is about to scream accept it this isn’t close.

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Lt: thanks man!

        • @RicoSuave:

          Absolutely accept that. The balls will fly when things warm up in Coors.

          • RicoSuave says:
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            @Synyster: I just did! Thanks…

  27. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You starting Rich Hill @ Cle today?

    Davies @ STL ?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: No and no

  28. Cram It says:
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    My ‘Perts offense is starting to come around, but man, my RP’s are raping me. Since Sunday, 8 RP’s have combined for 15 ER and 21 baserunners in 11 IP! So much for RP streaming sexiness.

    Big series for the Metsies starting tonight. LGM!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Cram It: Should be a good one! Wheeler and Harvey aren’t pitching in it! LGM!

      Side note, I took my sons to their first pro game last weekend. Saw the Mets beat the Pirates at Citi…We were walking to our seats and my oldest boy (11) was carrying his box of mac and cheese from Blu Smoke just looking at everything… then he looks over at me says “This is awesome…” Yes… yes it is.

      • Cram It says:
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        @mcmi11ions: Haha. Yes it is! Glad he can appreciate the scope of the awesomeness.

        • William Hung says:
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          @Cram It: I’m just hoping both Conforto and Cespedes come out of the weekend healthy…

          • Cram It says:
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            @William Hung: I know Hung. You’re in a constant state of hope and worry.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Cram It: damn, who are your RPs?

      • Cram It says:
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        @William Hung: Mostly streamers. Rosenthal, Joe Smith, Edwards Jr., Lorenzen. Iglesias got blown up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I’m having my worst week since the 1st… Bad week to stream pitchers, might go gunshy and not stream any for a while

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I’ve only streamed Roos this week and Hoffman today. I don’t want to fall too far behind in GS. I still find it difficult to manage.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stop with the false modesty!

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I’ll stop if Hoffman kills it today and Biagini tomorrow.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              YW on Biagni

  29. Jason L says:
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    Fishwr ie moncada?

      • Jason L says:
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        @Grey:
        Fisher or Mallex?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mallex for SBs and safer job

          • Jason L says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks! I have one last question…

            Maybin or Mallex? (for SB)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mallex

  30. bigbear says:
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    Is Lindsay Lohan relevant any more? Was she ever really relevant? Inquiring minds…

    Onto more relevant things…
    1. Andrelton or Story ROS?
    2. Are any of these worth dropping for Ender’s Game: Desmond, Holliday, Gardner?
    3. Was hoping for something from Odor today… Especially against a guy with a 5+ ERA… Bah!

  31. Stream Weaver says:
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    I was offered Bregman for Happ…take it?

  32. Ted Cruz's Farts says:
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    Haniger or Domingo Santana?

    Thanks Grey!

  33. Pazz says:
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    Do you think Carlos Gonzalas will bounce back this year?

  34. mcmi11ions says:
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    “Taijuan Walker – Ok, this is a new tier, that starts and ends here. it’s called “For the love of all things holy make sure you draft this player. Oh you missed this player? Don’t complain to me when you are asking if you should be dropping your 2nd catcher to stream a schmohawk pitcher cause your ERA is jacked.”

    That’s my January Grey impression.

    I’m looking forward to the pitcher pairings post where I get to read the non-sensical “If you took a guy from the ‘I know I told you not to draft a guy from this tier, but I somehow ended up with one of them on my NFBC team anyway’ tier then skip to the ‘For the love of all things holy make sure you draft this player. Oh you missed this player? Don’t complain to me when you are asking if you should be dropping your 2nd catcher to stream a schmohawk pitcher cause your ERA is jacked.’ and grab the guy there.”

  35. peacecoast says:
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    Hamilton injured his thumb hitching a ride to first base. And that’s me quoting you!

  36. SMITTY says:
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    Which one would you stream tomorrow?

    Biagini vs. White sox
    or
    Junior Guerra vs. SD

    Thanks buddy!

  37. danny almonte says:
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    Peraza or andrelton ? We count bb, k, ops, so Andrelton has been way better but dont know if he keeps it up

  38. bob says:
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    Is it time to drop Will Myers and pick up Logan Morrison?

    • Cram It says:
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      @bob: Negative.

      • bob says:
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        @Cram It: But those home runs look so tasty! Thanks CI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bob: Agree with Cram

  39. KeeblerMN says:
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    I’m being offered Giancarlo for Robbie Ray in my 12 team mixed h2h keeper.
    I have Scherzer, Lester and Greinke and could likely take the hit to my pitching but in the long run I have Ray for $11 this year, $16 next, $21 next etc… and I feel like I may be sacrificing a bit much in the future for it.
    Am I just over thinking it or is Ray that good?

  40. Woodchuck says:
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    Franco has to go. Tired of holding onto him. Not a lot available tho in our 14 team h2h 6×6 ops league. Roll dice w Davidson, Andrelton or Chapman? Thanks!

  41. MR. SWEAT NECKLACE says:
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    Buxton, Brinson, or Bradley? Who would you rather have right now since I’m sure I’ll drop whichever one you pick in the next three weeks.

  42. ty says:
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    My 3 first pitchers drafted F’ueto, Pester and Quintanamo….3 stooges. I love bottom dwelling in ERA and WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Ouch

  43. Chris r says:
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    Ok I know you hate catcher questions, but last week I had to send Alex Avila to get Evan Gattis in order to consummate a trade (sent Todd fraizer, mallex Smith and Avila for Kyle seager, Jon gray and Gattis)

    Seems like Gattis misses a lot of games. Do I hold Gattis, drop for Castillo, or… Consider two catcher?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris r: A. Do not carry 2 catchers. B. Do you want a catcher that plays 3 games a week? C. Your answer.

  44. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    My OF in a 10 team H2H league (5 OF) is Trout, Springer, Conforto, Haniger, Mazara, Puig, and Brinson. I’ve also been sliding Trea Turner and Owings into the OF whenever any combination of Schoop/Odor has a better ranking than any of my OFs on Hittertron, which is often and I think Odor is about to catch fire (finally!).

    Question…is it safe to drop Puig to open a streamer slot or ? No one wants him in any trade offer. Im holding Amed Rosario and whenever he’s called up I plan to permanently stick Turner in the OF.

  45. Bay of Puigs says:
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    Yahoo, 12 team, H2H, 5×5:

    Jordan Montgomery or Rick Porcello ROS?

    Thanks!

  46. El Famous Burrito says:
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    If I were The Rockies, any time I saw two or more MLB team representatives standing together, I’d walk up to them with Carlos Gonzalez in tow, Full Metal Jacket Style.

  47. joeg414 says:
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    Cesar Hernandez or Neil Walker , can only keep one on the DL. So, which one to Cut ?
    6×6 mixed Roto

  48. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you add Mancini drop Kipnis?

  49. mrbaseball says:
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    Grey I have the number 2 prospect pick on the waiver wire and the number 5 prospect pick on the wire – must use both picks this season in Dynasty League – Most prospects are already owned – these are what I think will be the top 5 prospects that will be promoted and Devers is kind of of long shot – Would you use the number 2 pick I have on Fisher or wait for someone else – Thank You

    Derek Fisher, Houston Astros

    Austin Meadows, Pittsburgh Pirates

    Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies

    Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox

    I would imagine that Gleyber will be the number 1 pick

    Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees

  50. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Bruce, JBJ, DJ, Pujols for anyone of these dudes?

    FAs: D Fisher, Hanley Ramirez, Maybin, Logan, Domingo

    thanks man

  51. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    Need to make room for Walker off the DL. Not sure I have anyone to release. Im trying to put some type of 2 for 1 deal. Do you see any certain position I should target? Could be a little light on SP. Unless you think I can cut someone. 12 team h2h 5×5

    C- Schwarber
    1b-Bryant
    2b-Odor
    SS-Turner
    3b-Rendon
    OF-Harper
    OF-Maz
    OF-JBJ
    Util Frazier
    Util-Gallo
    Story
    Bregman
    Brinson

    Sp-Severino
    Sp-Carassco
    RP-Maurer
    Rp-Betances
    P-Peacock
    P-Nova
    P-Neshek
    P-Wilson
    P-Rivero

    DL- Walker
    DL- Rodon

  52. Lubes says:
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    Which MI Pickup-

    Simmons
    Taylor
    Gregorius
    Kendrick

    I need power more than speed/avg (yes I know this is from the MI spot)

    Thanks!

  53. elvi merkel is dank says:
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    CHANCE ADAMS (SP) Yanks, whats his deal? is he worth a pickup to hold in Dynasty

    • Cram It says:
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      @elvi merkel is dank: “Worth” is completely relative. Do you have an empty spot to fill and not dropping anyone? What’s it cost you? Sure, pick him up.

  54. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H OBP.

    Given time left on D/suspension and potential production once back in a lineup, who is your favorite stash?

    Freeman, S.Marte, C.Davis?

    Also, same league. It’s dumb to drop C.Santana for K.Morales, right?

  55. Benintendo64 says:
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    H2H Redraft League… top 3 for ROS:

    Brinson, Happ, Fisher, Rosario, Buxton

  56. BAC says:
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    I can tell by the comments you are down on him but what is Carlos Santana droppable in a 5×5 OBP 12 team league? I was hoping he would come around given his usually strong OBP but it seems like it might be a lost year. Waiver options are Davidson, Young Jr., Kepler, Mancini and I’m getting killed in OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BAC: Hold

  57. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey ,

    Which Side do you like for next year:

    Thor Polanco Brinson

    Or

    Sale Hanley Franco

  58. Robert says:
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    I have happily had Gregorius at ss since he came off the DL and keeping Story on the bench. I don’t want to lose out if Story turns things around, but how much longer before I should give up on him?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Robert: 12.4 days

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: I’d say next quarter moon

  59. We're Out Of Room? says:
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    What’s new Grey? Who do you like ROS for HTH 5×5 with OBP as a bench bat? A.Hicks or Healy?

  60. Kevin Bass says:
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    Great info Grey!! But I have slight issue with the title, “Astros Find The True Successor To Kevin Bass”. I am trying to figure out how Derek Fisher will be replacing me in RCL ECFBL :O

      • Kevin Bass says:
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        @Grey:

        LOL I watched Kevin Bass play when he was with the Astros and Baltimore. Every few months, someone ask me, “Are you Kevin Bass who played for the Astros?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Especially insulting when he was on the field with a uniform that had “Bass” on the back

  61. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,

    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    I was offered Paxton for my David Price? what are your thoughts?

    thanks!

  62. Kas says:
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    Grey, start Piscotty or Holliday tonight? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: No idea matchups

      • Kas says:
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        @Grey: Holliday vs. Gray
        Piscotty vs. Davies

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Piscotty

          • Kas says:
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            @Grey: thank you bro

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re welcome, bro

  63. RICE says:
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    Bradley Zimmer back to batting 8th this afternoon. Must have been a senior moment yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RICE: It is a lefty today, so maybe not a total lost cause

  64. 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.

    With Walker back I need to drop someone off the team below. Also, with Villar on the DL, my SS spot is currently empty (not a problem if Rosario gets called up soon). So to get a MI off the wire I would need to drop an additional guy off the team. I am currently in 1st overall so I’m not worried about having this spot open of a while.

    Who would you drop from my team ? (I’m trying to trade away Zimmer currently but if no one is interested, do I drop him ?)

    Waiver:
    Hit – Domingo Santana, Kendry Morales, Kole Calhound, J. Harrison (2B,3B), T. Tulo, D. Pedroia, N. Walker, T. Beckham, M. Adams, A. Simmons, D. Fisher (worth stashing ?)
    PIT – J.A. Happ, K Gausman, J. Guerra, B. Peacock, T. Chatwood, A. Cobb, A. Miranda, J. Hammel, R. Gsellman, M Folty
    My Team (Goldschmember):
    C – Evan Gattis
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – EMPTY
    Mi- Trea Turner
    CI – Justin Turner
    LF – Corey Dickerson
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Justin Smoak
    BN – Bradley Zimmer
    BN – Amed Rosario (NA)
    DL –Ryan Braun
    DL – Jonathan Villar
    Sp – Chris Sale
    SP – Sean Maneae
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    RP – A.J. Ramos
    Rp – Greg Holland
    P- James Paxton
    P – Alex Wood
    BN- Ivan Nova
    BN- Masahiro Tanaka
    BN – Justin Verlander
    BN- Rick Porcello
    BN – Jimmy Nelson
    DL – Taijuan Walker
    Thanks in advance bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Fisher over Amed, Adams over Zimmer, play over Turner until Turner’s hitting, Peacock over Porcello

  65. 200 Proof says:
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    “Serious question: are there any safe number three starters?”

    A: Gio Gonzalez is about as close as you’re gonna get this year.

  66. Ralphy says:
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    I’m sick of Carlos Santana. Drop him for Cameron Maybin? Logan Morrison? Bret Gardner? A bucket of balls? I need help!

      • Ralphy says:
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        Thanks Grey. So you don’t think Santana is going to come around? He looks lost but he’s hitting cleanup in a decent lineup.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he might come around, but while you’re waiting for him you could just have a guy that is actually performing

          • Ralphy says:
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            Ok I get it.
            Also wondering why Ender is so boring to own? I’m tempted to drop him for Buxton.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He gives a little bit of everything, nothing great, nothing awful, kinda like Adam Eaton

  67. Josh says:
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    Eduardo Rod, Salazar, Hendricks

    I can only hold onto one after DL stints. Who would you keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Hendricks

  68. lwomack58 says:
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    Heard on post game discussion that Cueto was not having fun this year. Do you see him being traded. Looking at asking one owner for Chris Taylor for Cueto. Should I be looking for better bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

  69. Alex says:
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    Is Piscotty the most mediocre 3 hole hitter in the league? Anybody locked in on his ABs?

    I woke up frustrated with my team and dropped him for Fisher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  70. Gregarious says:
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    Hey Grey – I know you’re of the belief that HanRam will wake from his slumber and that Zimmerman’s a sell high. With that in mind, a guy in my 12-team OPS re-draft league is offering his HanRam and Haniger for my Zimmerman. Is that enough?

    My 3 OF currently are JUpton, Bellinger, ODB….with bench bats LoCain, Dom Santana, Schwarbs, Fisher and Brinson

    Thanks as always for all you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better

  71. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    After the championship parade yesterday, I finally finished off Kimmie Schmidt. So good still, Titus just keeps getting better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Championship parade for what? I love Titus, I wanna hang out with him

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Penguins….hockey!!!

        He threw out so many one liners that were amazing. And I love that they are sticking with the “outside bones” joke. That Trident audition from season 2 might still might be my favorite thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Boobs in California!

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Can’t wait to see those Boobs in California. They are the greatest boobs around!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              When are you leaving Pitt, PA?

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: My buddy is still being delayed on his issues, so still no set date. Think I’ve decided I’m quitting my job by the end of July regardless. I’ll take my own trip if he can’t.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Driving across country by yourself? What, are you a Vincent Gallo movie now? Just move to LA, and be done with it

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Just thought of something! You move out here and be my steward!

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Had to look him up, don’t think I’ve ever actually seen any of his movies. I’m imagining a poignant movie about enlightenment and self realization with lots of cigs being smoked. Close?

                    Hook it up Grey! Start me into the biz-naaaasss!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, and brown jeans. Do you have brown jeans?

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I’m sure I could find some at Goodwill. How about corduroy?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hmm… Eff it! Sure!

    • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Back to back champs, Dr. Noisewater. You like a run at 3? I heard that Guentzel and Maata chugged beers basically the whole time.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @OldMilwaukeePounders: They have a real shot, if they aren’t dead tired next season. Have cap room now, plus adding $5 mil more from Vegas most likely taking Fleury.

        • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I agree, I don’t see any reason why they can’t other than pure fatigue or an injury to Sid or Geno.

          Its not a sure thing that Fluery is the pick for Vegas, but they would be silly not to take him. Pens will need to get a veteran back up, maybe a Scott Darling type?

          Good to see a fellow Yinzer/Penguins fan on Razzball. Go Pens.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @OldMilwaukeePounders: Agree on everything. Yeah a serviceable backup can be had for around a million so that will help the cap room to at least sign the FA they have or want, or grab some other pieces.

  72. Mauricio Frid says:
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    Move on from Villar on a 10-TM mixed? Have a pretty full DL *sigh*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  73. Anyone worth dropping for Ender? Or hold?

    Perez, Rizzo, Trea, J.Turner, Story, Stanton, Conforto, Duvall, Maybin, Mallex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex

  74. lucasred says:
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    Jbj or Buxton? Need steals with villar on dl and correa deciding he can’t run

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

    • Cram It says:
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      @lucasred: Buxton steals way more, so I dunno what other angle you’re considering.

  75. matt says:
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    would you trade Davidson for Wilson Ramos as my catcher is Bandy and he has fallen off the planet I could then trade Quintana for Cargo to fill my DH…thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  76. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve received a trade offer that I am really considering hard. 12 team, h2h, keep up to 5 forever. Here’s my roster:

    C- Hedges
    1b – Encarnacion
    2b – Pirela
    3b – Rendon
    ss – Trea
    MI – Galvis
    CI – Castellanos
    OF – Betts, Duvall, Springer, Judge, Bellinger
    UTL – Rizzo
    Bench – Pujols, Brinson, Moncada
    DL – Segura, Dahl, Cesar

    SP – Hill, Severino, streamer
    RP – Allen, Diaz, Bush, Rivero, Devenski, Bud Norris
    DL – Salazar

    Trade offer:
    I give: Judge & Cody Allen
    I get: Freddie Freeman, Strasburg, & C-Mart

    I’m leaning towards going for it since SP’s are a dire need. Do you think Freeman is a better keeper than Judge still?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Keeper wise, Freeman is probably top 15 still? Judge closing in on top 20-25?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He is

  77. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Which SP would you go with for tomorrow
    Biagini vsCWS
    J.Guerra vs SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junior

  78. Reece King says:
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    Cueto has been horrible. I am trying to see a silver lining but he got clubbed by the Royals yesterday at home. Hoping he has a couple good starts so I can trade him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a miserable prick, I hate him

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: HA! Your comments are normally fairly reserved on under performing players. Then, you drop these gems. Makes me feel like less of a lunatic when I’m muttering expletives because one of my pitchers walked Jason Castro, and has been generally stinky for most of the year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  79. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Which side do you like better ROS (with consideration that I need a SS & need an OF to replace Polanco):

    Polanco, Berrios & Teheran or Owings, Andrus & Haniger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  80. Jiggy Nits says:
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    worried about maikel franco.

    thinking about selling low for jimmy nelson

    maikel vs nelson ROS nl only 5×5

    thanks for all your hardly work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, could go either way, obviously bats better than arm

  81. matt says:
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    would you trade Trea who is eligible to be kept cheap next year for Alonzo and Mazara both cheap for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  82. peacecoast says:
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    A. I started Odorizzi last night cuz I’m an asshole. You told me not to. I feel that you should punish me. Make it hurt so good.

    B. Picked up Duda this week and we have daily lineup so it should be great. But because of the things you mentioned I did not have him in the lineup for the 2 HR and all those RBI. I hate this game.

    C. I went to a Bryan Adams concert last night. Wasn’t my idea. Left feeling mildly drunk and depressed.

    D. My SP at this point are Cole, McCullers, Paxton, Gio, Faria, Hoffman,, Odorizzi, JRoss (not for long). WIll I be ok ROS without injuries?

    E. Starting Hoffman tonight. Please say it’s ok. I know it’s Coors. But he’s good right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Why you do that?

      B. Yup

      C. Jealous!

      D. Prolly not

      E. You have to at this point with him

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: A: I’m just dumb
        D. aw shite. who is weak link? Gio regressing? JRoss wtfever he gone soon.
        E. awesome!
        F. You like rap huh. Is this you in your car on the LA streets?
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKlDBi0cyIA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          F. That’s me! D. Pitchers all go through ups and downs, wouldn’t set and forget all of them

  83. The Boy says:
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    Lose Schwarber or Kepler for Schebler??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  84. Oppo Taco says:
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    Start Cobb @DET today? Im also Starting Verlander vsTB

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  85. Reece King says:
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    Looked into Cueto.

    According to Brooks Baseball, his velocity is down 1-2 MPH across the board. His fastball velocity was already average, so this really hurts him. In addition, he is not throwing his secondary pitches: Slider and Curve much if at all. He traditionally throws his Slider 13% and threw zero in June. So this seems to indicate either: 1. He is lacking command or 2. He is hiding an injury.

    He still pitches in the NL and a good pitcher-friendly park, so there is hope for a rebound in the second half but as of now he is unreliable and not worth starting in most cases outside of the best matchups (think Badres).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, thanks for the info

  86. Not your average Joe says:
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    Better add right now: Young, Mancini, Peralta, Renfroe.

    My OF /Util slots routinely feature Benintendi, Duvall, Desmond, Adams. I would not be dropping any of them. I just don’t want to miss out on any of the bats above that you think may have value past the next few days. Young’s speed is attractive as is Renfroe’s pop, but Peralta is on fire, and I think you may be undervaluing Mancini’s relative consistency.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, depends on needs

  87. Slowmez says:
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    Trying to make a trade. I’m deep at 1B (Rizzo, Miggy, Reynolds, Bellinger) in my 10 team 5×5 keeper league. There is an owner looking for 1B, but I don’t think I can get much for Miggy. Here are potential trades.

    Rizzo for K Bryant
    Rizzo for Machado
    Miggy for Seager

    Do any of these make sense? I’ve got Story/Odor/Miggy as keepers that I don’t anticipate keeping next year given current production.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bryant

  88. tank1 says:
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    Keeper league – deal Ray & Brinson for Sale? Sale cannot be kept for next year (while Brinson and Ray can), but wondering if the upgrade to Sale is worth it. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure for this year to win

  89. Harry says:
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    Got offered Fisher for J. Bell in a 16-team dynasty, OPS scoring. My current 1Bs is Alonso (also have Bour and Bird on DL). OFs are Broxton, Conforto, Santana, J. Ramirez, and Kepler.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, you know who would love this? Commentator, ebudz

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Bahaha you were so right!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @peacecoast: Haha! Thanks for this PC.

    • ebudz says:
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      @peacecoast: this was way better than the nfl countdown or marshawn lynch versions!

  90. Domingo Cueto says:
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    Handsome Grey, my time traveling internet friend, while some poor readers of yours drafted Cabrera and Marte, I simply took Judge and Zimmerman. They laughed at me and said Greg Bird was the Yankee sleeper to own as they selected Jon Gray, Joe Ross and Blake Snell. Could you please say a brief prayer for your poor readers who couldn’t afford the Razzball elite package that included your 2017 Fantasy Baseball Recaps for us back in March?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not everyone has those kind of duckets

  91. Mike says:
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    Can you rank nola, Biagani and lackey?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  92. bear of the schwarb says:
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    hey man what do you think of dropping fat albers, leMahieu or owings for one of moose, gyorko or adams in a shallow redraft

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albers for Moose

  93. LeggoPens says:
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    Bit of a dumpster fire trade if Kemp is out long term, but I got offered Kemp for Porcello and Polanco. Thoughts? I could see myself dropping them both anyway, so why not get a top 40 hitter instead, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  94. Joe Quadres says:
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    Looking at streamers for the weekend.

    Daniel Norris vs. TB ($6.3)
    Jesse Chavez vs KC (6.7)
    Alex Meyer vs KC (13.2)
    Happ v CHW (4.5)

    SON hates all of their next starts, so none are a hold. Meyer and Norris walk so many, Chavez seems to be prone to getting bombed. The Angels have the good ballpark, but as you noted, KC offense is clicking.

    So, Happ then? Or is it so risky it doesn’t matter and I can just pick at random?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try Happ

  95. Bobbys world says:
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    Good afternoon grey!! H2H points weekly lock league.

    Which to add for depth maybe I start or not but at least depth wise I’ll have said bat:

    Marwin Gonzalez (1b/OF/3b), josh Harrison (2b/3b), trey Mancini (DH/1b/OF), Chris Taylor (3b/2b/OF), Cameron maybin or hunter renfoe?

    Question 2: drop Chris owings or didi for andrelton Simmons ? I benched owings this week & started didi in his place , which SS do you like ROS or longer term this season I’ve had owings since April

    Thanks man!

    • Bobbys world says:
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      @Bobbys world:

      Matt Adams is also available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams — Hold SS

  96. Swfcdan says:
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    $0 Bregman or $3 Moistasskiss going forward in a keeper? This year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moist

  97. Lt says:
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    What was the song????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone got it above

  98. Anodyne says:
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    In keeper leagues, would you rather have Gregory Polanco or Michael Pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  99. Jeff says:
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    At this point should I drop Bregmen for Chris Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  100. blue is the color of my true love's hair says:
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    Should I drop peraza($2) for buxton($1) or fischer($1) in a 5×5(OBP), 10 team, keep 10 league. Would be my 9th of 15 moves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • blue is the color of my true love's hair says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, blue yadda

  101. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    hells to the yeah, that one day of happ HR’ing and odor looking like 2017 odor did me a favor, able to trade happ + 1st rounder for odor (i’m in 3rd out of 20, draft pick will have been shitty, plus i can only keep 25 of these so not gonna use it anyway likely)
    C avila (or streamer if his playing time gets really shitty)
    1B desmond (CF/LF)
    2B odor
    SS andrus
    3B beltre
    LF mazouza (RF)
    CF blackman
    RF stanton
    util gallo (1B/3B)
    BN brinson (CF), choo (RF), forsythe (2B/3B, getting cut for a streamer soon probably, i can hold avila that way)
    DL dahl (CF/LF)
    NA mejia/c.kelly/z.collins/w.calhoun/e.jimenez/w.adames
    SP (6 max) archer/darvish/cobb/edinson/farmer/ryu
    RP fields/leclerc/law/giles/hoover/phelps/kela
    DL andriese/morton/diekman
    NA y.mendez/barrett/urias

    with how well volquez was running lately till that last one hold or dump for hahn or worse streamers (junis/jc ram/corbin/muslim mrs garrett), or could stream while slotting george of the roses in SP slot for holds while doing so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d hold Edinson for another

  102. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. i have way too many bench bats (i think because of your lack of number 3 starters theory). that being said would you drop brinson or g polanco for any of chacin, hammel, wacha, maeda, ryu, gsellman or keep streamin’?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  103. Swfcdan says:
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    With the shizzfest of pitching this year, is Berrios a top 25 SP going forward? Normally rookie pitchers are hard to trust, but he’s been more trustable than most vets!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Ok but I think we might have found the 2nd no3 starter you know!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  104. William Hung says:
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    Gotta give props to that guy on here who pumped up Chris Taylor a month ago when he was starting to get a little bit of run. I believe he mentioned something about how Taylor fixed his batting approach to mimic Justin Turner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was me!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Go Grey! I thought it was the same guy who said he was 100% on the Chris Taylor bandwagon, regardless of playing time issues at that time, because he was a big time Dodgers fan.

        • KarlJ says:
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          @William Hung:
          What I am really starting to love about Taylor is how much he is running lately. I think 5 sb’s in the last 2 weeks including a steal of home

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, might’ve been someone else, I don’t remember

        • The Baconator says:
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          @William Hung:
          The world would be a better place if more people were big time Dodgers fans…

  105. Hugman says:
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    MIranda’s blowup today inspired me to subscribe to streamy finally. Waddya know, Streamy hated Miranda today.
    Anyhow, Streamy is pretty down on Seth Lugo this week (Nationals at home and Giants in SF). Would you roll with either of those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am on Lugo, but it’s NL-Only, not in mixed

  106. Fogimon says:
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    who to drop for Derek Fisher?

    Dahl
    Kepler
    Altherr
    DSantana

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Fogimon: unless kemp is really out dannys antana ain’t starting. that being said it sounds like dahl is a long way off. i’m assuming redraft here.

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Its a keeper league which makes the dropping a little more complicated…. adding to the complication is my bench consists of Marte, Braun, and Pollock. I can’t really afford to drop able-bodied OF’s, or keep any more DL guys!

        • Fogimon says:
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          @Fogimon: And its Domingo, not Danny…. Brew Crew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  107. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    guessing in AL only with this: (and shoemaker needing a DL stint here upcoming) just drop miller/headley add chapman, activate fisher (OBP over AVG, total bases added, QS over wins and holds added)
    C avila
    1B miggy
    2B segura (hopefully back soon)
    SS correa
    3B mostsuckass
    MI pinder
    CI chapman
    OF (4) k.davis/trumbo/delino/chisenhall
    util zimmer
    BN mancini (also 1B could go in CI slot)/fisher
    DL gomez/miller
    SP salazar/shoemaker/quintana/gausman/farmer/meyer/hahn/peacock
    RP j.wilson/giles/barnes (BOS)/j.smith
    DL duffy
    my pitching is getting way too weak, and i was just beat to escobar/faria lately. when segura is back i guess chapman is the drop, mancini moves to CI full time, add a SP (h.velasquez BOS or clevinger/martes/paulino). if shoemaker gets DL’d i DL him, drop chapman, slot segura into active slot, grab SP.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: OR just drop chapman now, grab strahm for today (better SON rating than anything else i can get)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller for Chapman

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: now i got chapman stashed in NA slot (this will only work if i intend to stream pitchers for today) trying to trade chapman to an owner who’s worst in league in HR’s. he has all of these MI, semien/motter/iglesias, this a good idea
        1. my chapman + gomez for semien (has room to slot in DL slot in gomez’s place, when he comes back pinder goes to bench anyway)
        2. i would say my chapman for motter or iglesias for now (or even rutledge) but this would require me to drop somebody useful in OF (zimmer/fisher/chisenhall/delino) or stop streaming short term to make up the K’s and innings i kinda need and have shoemaker/salazar in active slots.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: or would this one be better (i know a guy who acts very quickly and overreacts to stuff if say s.smith goes DL) i might be able to do
          3. my gomez (when healthy, which sounds like a few days) for d.norris SP. i’d slot shoemaker into DL slot, norris takes his place. this still would leave me with too many healthy OF and no MI and nothing to do with chapman though and nobody to drop when segura is back.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            3. Sounds fair

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. That sounds expensive, but guess it could work out in redraft 2. Pricey again

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: this is a keep 3 at previous year ADP prices league, and i for sure have correa (1), probably segura (border of 3rd/4th)/k.davis (5) as the others, but guys like fisher/zimmer/mancini would probably all be last or near last rounders.

            better question then would be how to rank these if chapman + gomez too much for semien as that one alleviates both needs and roster placement allowing me to at least eventually field a complete roster when segura/semien are back and still stream pitchers or trade for one. h2h league too so i gotta weigh being competitive now and in september (in 3-5th most of year here, 6 playoff spots)

            mancini/chisenhall/gomez/zimmer/chapman. i might be best off when shoemaker gets DL to trade an OF for SP, and chapman for semien straight up, which might be doable if he starts hot. i won’t be trading any of k.davis/trumbo/delino in this, and probably not mancini

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re really paying for Semien, when’s he due back ASG?

  108. Maverick says:
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    Hey ya Grey
    Made a few good trades lately on some of your feedback and getting back in the race! Thanks
    Can I get your thoughts on this one please?
    20 Team H2H
    Piscotty/Mazara/Alex Wood for Thames / Duvall.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames side

      • Gerry Randell says:
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        @Grey: ok
        I have Alex Wood. Would you trade for Thames for Wood 1 for one?

        • Gerry Randell says:
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          @Gerry Randell: or is Duvall a better trade instead of Thames for Wood?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Trade Duvall

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

          • Maverick says:
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            @Grey Ok to be clear (my posts are confusing even to me lol) I have Alex Wood. Offer to me is Duval. Good trade for me? Thanks for hanging in there with me!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Duvall for Wood or Wood for Duvall, it’s fair for either side

              • Maverick says:
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                @Grey Ok to be clear (my posts are confusing even to me lol) I have Alex Wood. Offer to me is Duval. Good trade for me? Thanks for hanging in there with me! @Grey: Thank you Grey!!

  109. Jason Murray says:
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    Need 2 for H2H keeper… Bour, Fisher, Odubel, Neil Walker, Drury. Utility spots so position doesn’t matter. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel, Bour

  110. Utility Help says:
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    Matt Chapman heading to Oak as we speak, what are your thoughts on him hitting at this level and would you drop Taylor for him?

    thanks

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Utility Help: look far above for answer to the first, mentioned in rundown.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who?

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: he probably means c.taylor but could be m.taylor

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chris Taylor Ham makes more sense, I thought Michael

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: my guess as to why he likely means c.taylor is the 3B chapman vs taylor. could be a util or just best guy question though and be m.taylor

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, yeah, could be

              • Utility Help says:
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                @Grey:

                My bad must have missed Chapman this AM while reading. Moot question now as I read the rundown.

                I apologize for mixing you up, I meant C.Taylor and Owings was just dropped in a dynasty I know he has been slumping as of late. Would you rather have him or C.Taylor?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, no worries… Owings over Taylor, prolly coin flip

  111. joemorganhair says:
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    Time to shake things up in a 10 team roto. I’ve fallen behind in all offensive categories since losing Trout, Segura, Braun, Marte. I’m middle of the pack in WHIP and ERA, up there in QS and Ks.

    I’m thinking about packaging Nova and Smoak for a big bat: Votto, Blackmon.. or a tier below like Ozuna, C. Dick.

    Make sense with who I have below, or is it a counter productive move?

    C – Wieters
    1B – Smoak
    2B – Peraza
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Lindor
    MI – Story
    CI – Hosmer
    OF – Cruz, Duvall, Conforto, ODB, Maybin
    UT – Brinson, Drury
    Bench – Fisher, Segura
    DL – Trout, Braun

    SP – McCullers, Nova, Severino, Berrios, Cueto, Wood, Manaea,
    RP – Giles, Reed, Bush

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can get Votto or Blackmon for them, go for it

  112. RICE says:
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    Mets call up!!!!!!……. Gavin Cecchini?????

    COME ON!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA

  113. dtbran says:
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    You dropping any of Cueto Bregman Brinson for either Berrios / Faria (thinking ROS) or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman for Berrios

  114. vee says:
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    Hey Guru,

    worth dropping Lackey and Tyson Ross to free up another stream spot and one DL spot?

    Thanks and cheerio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  115. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Should I drop smyly for fisher. I could drop anderson, or straily, pr Rodon instead. But I need pitching even though there streamers. I could drop delino but hes doing good. If I grab fisher qnd he ends up being great I could keep him dirt cheap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Fisher, goodbye Smyly

  116. Shujun says:
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    Which side do you prefer in a standard 12 team league: Benintendi, Baez, and Bumgarner or Cano and deGrom? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  117. Curious George Springer says:
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    Hmm. Let’s see. the Mets have the best SS prospect in all of baseball, certainly in the NL. Their SS is terrible at defense, terrible at hitting, and injured. Their second baseman is also injured. How do they not call him up?

    Rich Hill not impressing today. Disgraceful list trip coming soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Mets and Hill… Both are disgraces

  118. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    walker news came back, partially torn hamstring. that sounds like a pretty long term deal. this being the case (3 DL spots)
    C DTD’arnaud
    1B thames
    2B rivera
    SS peraza
    3B turner
    MI spangenberg (could grab dejong again, wong sounds completely F’d, that’s three times with similar pitcher sounding arm injury)
    CI aguilar (braun could easily move thames to here though)
    OF (4) inciarte/harper/puig/brinson
    util flowers
    BN braun
    DL walker/freeman/c.hernandez (thank god no pitchers hurt yet that i need to keep)
    just trash walker for franchy (the best OF avilable) or just wait for braun to be back and hold walker (till of course stressbird catches some kind of bird flu)

    2. different league, 14 team h2h with OBP, total bases. drop walker for which of: pirela/sogard/slater (@ COL). odd slater is a 2B in espn here. 7 moves per week.

    3. same league, hill might be out now (QS league), drop him for streamer slot when best options are: meyer/ryu/chavez/c.green/kuhl/j.ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose Walker for Franchy

      Walker for Pirela

      3. Stream

  119. herschel says:
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    @Grey: spec SAGNOF – kahnle, phelps or soria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria

  120. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Plouffe, boom, to the DFA list..Full time job for Matt Chapman..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  121. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, 10 team. Archer/b. kintzler for scherzer?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chisoxx_22:
      I’d want Max

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  122. Greg says:
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    Great job Grey, Fisher over Brantley or Hernan Perez, or hold? Jimmy Nelson over Joe Biagini? Thank you.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Greg:
      Hold
      Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, prolly hold… Yes, Nelson

  123. Mauricio Frid says:
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    Yay! Catcher question!
    Tom Murphy activated and starting today in Coors, worth our time in mixed leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Moneyball says:
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      He’s already in my locked weekly lineup, lol.
      Been in lineup for 2 and a half weeks.

      It’s actually helped me rise in the standings since Jett Bandy was going Banjo-Kazooie on my ratios.

      First Fisher, now Murphy. Cmon down, Rhys Hoskins and Scott Kingery!
      (screw that Mets SS, I don’t have him!)

  124. DonnieB says:
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    Top 3 from this list ROS: Piscotty,Mancini,Brinson, Schwarber, Mallex,Polanco, Matt Adams and Conforto. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, Piscotty, Schwarber

  125. mernest says:
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    12 team h2h categories

    just got offered bellinger/holland for betts/mazara-he also offered same trade but domingo santana instead of mazara. It’s a 1 year keeper league but I kept betts last year so he’s gone end of year anyway.

    I know its not even, but currently my only closer is edwin diaz (ugh). My OF currently is Betts, Mazara, Santana, Alther, CarGo, Braun (DL slot)

    Would me asking for Kimbrel make it better? I know position player for pitcher (especially closer) is usually a bust, just wanted to know your opinion. I guess I could just decide to punt saves haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stop trying to trade away Betts

      • mernest says:
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        @Grey: Haha, yes that’s what I needed! Thanks Grey.

  126. Packers says:
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    Say Hey Grey, My choices to replace N. Walker are Flores, Gennett and Phillips. It’s a 12 team dynasty, keep all roto, weekly with OPS. Flores might get more playing time…just looking for a guy to not tank me. I’m in first place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips, bleh

  127. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you take Chris Taylor over Peraza or O. Herra? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: What about Taylor over Schebler or Brinson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

          • Scuffy McGee says:
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            @Grey: Ha! Sea of mediocrity or clones? Guess it’s just a toss up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  128. henncoop says:
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    Decent SP @ a premium in a deeper rosters league. Looking on the waiver wire as well as what I own for next’s week games
    I need 3 of the following choices for next week:
    Meyer @ Bos
    Folty vs Mil
    Lackey @ Mia
    Chatwood @ LAD
    Farmer @SD
    Butler vs SD
    Norris @Sea
    Hammel vs Bos; vs Tor (tempting off 3 straight good games)
    Gaivlio vs Det; vs Hou
    Montgomery vs SD; @ Mia
    Hoffman vs Ari

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty, Hammel, Mike Monto

  129. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    what about this one in that AL only, this helps me greatly and allows opp to drop espinosa and rutledge

    my m.chapman + gomez for fulmer + semien (i’d wait till gomez is healthy in a few days), and maybe i have to put a draft pick upgrade into it.

    2. or my chapman + gomez for semien + draft pick upgrade of some type

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for Fulmer/Semien

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: guessing gomez or zimmer for j.montgomery isn’t bad one either

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sounds fine

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: guy refuses to move fulmer (which is understandable, chapman hasn’t done anything yet), but will do
            gomez + chapman for j-zimm (or miley, but ROS player rater has zimm slightly better, funny enough j.montgomery right in that range too) + semien. this unclogs my DL slot for too many OF, gets value for chapman, gets me a healthy SP for QS, i will either DL slot shoemaker or drop gausman, and longer term fixes my MI weakness due to miller.

            and we’re moving gomez first, ROS rater always likes MLB vets more than rookies, it’s got montgomery zimmer/chapman/fisher

            -meanwhile the j.montgomery guy only willing to trade tillman, which is gross.

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: hmmm, greater than/ less than signs didn’t show up

              i meant ROS player rater for QS has montgomery LESS than zimm or miley and gomez greater than all of my zimmer/fisher/chapman

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Makes sense but some apples/oranges

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Tillman’s garbage

  130. Mickey Willie and the Duke says:
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    Trade offer..I need steals ( see my post from about 6 this morning)
    Maybin and Happ (although I might be able to get Cole) for Bird and T Walker
    15 team 5×5
    Time to make a push..thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole who? Gerrit? Take him

  131. AdamH says:
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    How close are Altuve vs Turner in keeper league? I had just gotten Altuve but guy with Turner is offering him and asked what else I would need. Have Odor to plug into 2B and currently have Didi at SS.

    I need pitching help but I would appreciate your opinion on what, if anything, I should ask for.

    His staff:
    SP – Darvish, Archer, CMart, Nelson, Chase Anderson, Matz, Vargas
    RP – Wade Davis, Iglesias, Maurer, Colome, Rivero

    My staff:
    SP – McCullers, Duffy, Faria, Samardjzia, Arrieta, Guerra, Hoffman
    RP – Miller, Betances

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve and Samard

      • AdamH says:
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        @Grey: I should’ve been more clear. I currently have Altuve but have the option to get Turner. Should I ask for a closer and SP? Or is Turner too close to Altuve to ask for much more?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, ask for Samard/Altuve

  132. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    murphy or Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  133. FrankGrimes says:
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    Can you please explain
    The last episode of
    the leftovers to me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The beauty of it, Grimey!, is it’s open to the viewer’s interpretation.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Nothing is answered.
        Everything is answered.
        And then it ends.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let the mystery be…

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            Going to watch fargo next!

  134. Oppo Taco says:
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    grandal or murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  135. Fish says:
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    Time to drop rich Hill? 2+ months in… ERA above 4. Whip above 1.5. and inexplicably no QS – he hasn’t even made it past the 5th inning once!!!

    Okay…. So this kinda was a rhetorical question / Rich Hill Users Anonymous venting post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop him

  136. Oppo Taco says:
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    also Schwarb or Murphy? Schwarb has C eligibilty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  137. Mike says:
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    Lackey and Bregman for Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech…Bregman I guess

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: How about if it’s for Sean Manaea instead of Nola?

  138. cubjet says:
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    Need a fill in while Kipnis is out.

    Drury or Pirela?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  139. jason batteiger says:
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    the way brinson is being jerked around when braun’s back my guess is he goes back down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be

  140. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    H2H limited season moves (so no streaming)

    Top two options for the interim or long term:

    Tanaka @OAK, TEX, @CHW
    Happ CHW, @KC, BAL
    Peacock @OAK, @SEA, NYY
    Biagini CHW, @TEX, BAL

    Thanks!

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @bossmanjunior333:

      Btw… longterm as in ROS, not a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock, Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock, Tanaka long term

  141. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    for deep league with OPS, total bases
    1. boneface or pham?
    my lineup is now
    C murphy (probably drop hedges soon)
    1B pujols
    2B odor
    SS peraza
    3B seager
    CI valencia
    MI flores
    LF upton
    CF inciarte
    RF harper
    OF mallex
    util schebler
    util morales
    BN pham, slater (for @ COL today)

    2. slater or flores as well, after COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonifacio… Slater

  142. Russell says:
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    12 Team H2H Categories

    Haniger or Yonder?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonder

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Grey: i’m gonna start linking some version of that whenever yonder beats anybody in a question battle. epitome of modern great launch angle equals epitome of great indie band. i think cram mentioned seeing them where he lives in last few months (lucky bastard)

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

    Best 2 streams here? How would you rank all three actually?

    Chavez vs. KC (6.7)
    Guerra vs. SD (1.0)
    Biagini vs. CHW (-2.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junior, Biagni

  144. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    Drop Leury Garcia or Aldemedys Diaz for Whit Merrifield, Matt Adams, Eric Young Jr., and Adam Frazier, or Shin-Soo Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia, Adams

  145. Cohen says:
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    Hedges or Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  146. Cam says:
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    Grey in a 6×6 head to head league would you drop Carlos Santana for Logan Morrison at this point? Santana has been no good and Morrison continues to sit on our free agency.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, LoMo

  147. The Great Knoche says:
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    Keon 485 feet!

    Give the guy ABs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed!

  148. DJ says:
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    Hanley or moist Ros 5×5 h2h league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moist

  149. kevin b says:
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    thanks as usual

    conforto or fisher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  150. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    2 Trade questions if I may:

    Trade C. Seager for Story and C Mart in a 10 Team H2H Points League?

    Trade Maeda for Desmond in a 12 Team H2H League?

    I am pretty sure the second is a no brainer, but the first might be tough. Story hasn’t been good, but I am seeing where you are coming from with your caution on Seager.

    Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager — Desmond side, these are not close at this point

  151. sava21887 says:
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    12 team dynasty league H2H OBP

    Need to Drop one rich hill or Salazar?

    Schmotato fill in at middle infidel Chris Taylor, solarte, Lowrie, Frazier, arcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill (both really) — Taylor

  152. the sportsguy says:
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    Please rank
    Frazier, Trumbo, Batista

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo, Frazier

  153. OilCanFloyd says:
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    I have Benintendi and was just offered Jose Abreu….which side would you rather have ROS in a 5×5 head to head league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  154. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. who do you like for two bench bats with the most upside: kinsler, drury, brinson, g polanco, franco, altherr, and zimmer. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson, Altherr

  155. speill says:
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    Good afternoon Grey. What side would you favor. Scherzer and Seager (Kyle) or Lester and Murphy (Daniel). Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  156. Pitchers says:
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    Hi, which two of Roark, Gio, or Straily ROS? All 3 above the streamer line in a 12 team? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Straily

      • Pitchers says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey

  157. William Hung says:
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    Dammit – Smoak made Yahoo’s can’t drop list. Now I really need Rizzo to get those 2 games for 2B eligibility… #shallowleagueproblems

  158. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Who would you rather have go forward in roto – Boom Boom Mancini or Carlos Gomez?

    Thanks!

  159. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Should I drop hand,kela , or delino for fisher?

  160. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Drop Pujols for LoMo, Carlos Santana, or Hanley?

  161. Dommattingly says:
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    Kipnis, Pirela, or Scooter?
    Thanks!

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