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This is an excerpt of a phone call Razzball intercepted during Sunday’s afternoon games.  Since every state involved is a two-party consent for recording, we cannot reveal who recorded the call, but it rhymes with Trudy Gramble.  Here, let’s listen in:  “Hello, this is the CEO of Super Ball, the world’s hardest, bounciest, craziest, shouldn’t-be-used-as-a-baseballiest ball.  Who is this calling?”  Our Commissioner Rob Manfred disguises his voice so he sounds raspy, “I’m Kathleen Turner.  I was wondering if you would sell me 70,000 Super Balls to not be used for baseball purposes.”  “Body Heat Kathleen Turner?  Not to get all James Lipton, but I am a huge fan of your–”  “Okay, toots…”  Manfred lowers the phone receiver, to his secretary, “Toots?”  Back into the phone, “Um, so don’t make me kill you and blame a different femme fatale.  I need those Super Balls.”  So, yesterday was bonkers for homers, yet again.  I will now list the home runs by guys in just the Astros game:  Yulieski Gurriel (2-for-5, 2 runs) hit his 11th; Jose Altuve (3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .347) hit his 13th; Evan Gattis (2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs) hit his 8th and Carlos Correa (4-for-5, 5 RBIs) and two homers, his 19th and 20th.  Holy Salami Tom, there’s a crapton of home runs this year.  I have two mixed leagues where I feel like if I’m not getting at least five homers per day, I’m falling behind.  Also, on a pitching front, if I can just maintain a 3.50 ERA, I could come in first for ERA.  By the way, I hope we’re not sued by Our Commissioner Rob Manfred, but something must be done.  Get the Super Balls out of baseball!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brad Peacock – 6 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  How do you combat long balls?  By starting a pitcher whose last name sounds like an old man screaming in the urinal.

Dallas Keuchel – Threw a bullpen session, and will head out for a rehab assignment soon (eventually?).  Keuchel could be a huge difference maker in the 2nd half, or could throw a handful of starts and be saved for the playoffs.  Astros have an enviable position to not have to push any of their starters.  Or as DJ Khaled would say, Astros have the keys, keys, keys, keys, keys, keys, major key.

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  Bet he’s got a next level.  That bet’s coming from watching him.  He throws some dipsy-doodle pitch; I believe they call it a slider.  If he throws that pitch about five percent of the time more, he will up his Ks and be an easy ace.  Look at me, Grey Searage.

Luis Severino – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  Should’ve been the hard-luck loser, but instead was the hard-luck no-decisioner (totally a thing).  Severino makes the top 100 for the 2nd half, which is being posted tomorrow, and, honestly, seriously, adverbly, he wasn’t close to missing it.

Masahiro Tanaka – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.47.  Yeah, he didn’t make the top 100 for the 2nd half.  I’m not sure he would make the top 300.

Clint Frazier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, after launching a game-winning r’tripper on Saturday.  “You’ll never catch me!”  That’s Eddie Murray, the AL career leader for GWRBIs.  Ha, remember that stat?  That was sabermetrics in the 1980’s.   As for Frazier, I like him, but once everyone is healthy, he could be squeezed for playing time.

Ryan BraunBrewers said Braun should be healthy by Friday.  He couldn’t recover after two DL stints, but will be fine after five days of rest.  Yup, that makes sense after scrutiny like an M. Night movie.

Brent Suter – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  Waaaaaaasssssssssuter?  An 86 MPH fastball, that’s waaaaaaasssssssssuter.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .299.  Okay, but Tyler Thornburg made a quiche for the Red Sox clubhouse yesterday that Sandoval called “an absolute highlight of the season.”

Stephen Vogt – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer–Wait, no, that’s his 8th home run, because box scores still separate stats when a player is traded to a different league, even though yesterday’s game was the Brewers vs. the Yankees.  Smart stuff, MLB!

Stephen Strasburg – 3 IP, 3 ER, but 6 unearned, ERA at 3.43.  Damn, I started stumbling around Redd Foxx, clutching my heart, when I saw that ticker shock.  Hopefully, this is not the start of Strasburg’s 2nd half decline and/or injured bullshizz.

Joe Ross – Left yesterday’s start with a triceps injury and him and his brother can’t ever stay healthy.  Momma Ross, you really should’ve had your boys drink more milk.  Some hippie right now is drinking almond milk and just closed this browser window, because I advocated drinking milk and hippies love Razzball.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.79.  Don’t know yet if his early season struggles only appear closer in the rear view mirror, or if we’re peeping the future in the rear window like a broken-legged Jimmy Stewart.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and his 16th homer, and 2nd this weekend, hitting .348.  Apparently, his injury is behind him.  “I was never a problem.”  That’s Freeman’s ass.

Johan Camargo – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .327, and moved up to the two hole.  Okay, need to look at him again.  *looks at his stats, vomits, vomit spells out, “Not worth owming,” wipes M with foot into an N so it reads owning*  My vomit needs a spellcheck.

Jason Kipnis – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  He’s been great this year, J.K. of course.

Mike Clevinger – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  I told you to grab him in Friday’s Buy, told you to grab him in my post prior to that, and Prospector Ralph gave you a Mike Clevinger breakdown that would make Bill Rankin of the Atlanta Journal Constitution Breakdown podcast proud (you should listen; you’re welcome).  Hashtag stay woke!

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homers, hitting .267.  To me, this is the equivalent to sitting out the last game of the season to win a batting title, with the last game of the half making the 1st half look better than it was.

Jon Lester – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, and six unearned runs, ERA up to 4.25.  If Lester was ground into any finer of a powder, Dave Parker and Dale Berra would’ve come back to Pittsburgh to snort him up.

Jameson Taillon – Scratched yesterday with the flu.  Just another testes for him to pass.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .294.  If he were to miss the entire 2nd half (doing my best to jinx him), he’d still have a better season than I expected from him.

Francisco Cervelli – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand slam.  Damn, too bad all of my fantasy teams are called, “Sans Francisco’s Treats.”

Josh Harrison – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .280.  Harrison is so yawnstipating he’s currently the 20th best 2B on our Player Rater, right by Lowrie and Brandon Phillips.  Way above Jose Peraza though.  Damn, ‘member all that preseason love for Peraza?  Glad I didn’t draft him.  Seriously, I didn’t.  Man, I can’t even sound sincere to myself as I read this back.

Gregory PolancoPirates scored fourteen hundred runs yesterday and Polanco wasn’t in the lineup.  Holy sit!

Luis Castillo – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA At 3.13.  Sonovabench!  That says it all, doesn’t it?  It kinda does.  I own Castillo and am scared to start him.  Love his stuff (98 MPH fastball) and his peripherals (11.7 K/9), but where am I going to trust this guy to start him?  In Great American?  And go down for the Count?  Bleh.

Chris O’Grady – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was called up by the Marlins.  I appreciate that his last name sounds like a Sanford and Son soundbite, but that’s all I like about him.  I wouldn’t even pick him up in NL-Only leagues.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-4, 4 runs and his 25th  and 26th homers.  He’s on pace for about 47 homers, and he hasn’t been crazy hot at any point this year.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.51.  Doode is straight trash.  I hate him.  I legit might drop him in my 12-team mixed league over the break if a decent rookie is called up.

Pat Valaika – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .243.  I forget if I mentioned this in the top 100 that’s coming tomorrow or if I’ve mentioned it already.  Oh no, my past brain has melded with my present brain and doesn’t know what to tell my future brain!  Eek, I’m a character from a Christopher Nolan movie!  Any hoo!  I wouldn’t be shocked if Valaika completely steals Story’s job in the 2nd half, if Story doesn’t quickly come out of his funk.

Kyle Freeland – 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 3 BBs, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.77, and a no hitter through 8 1/3 innings in Coors because 2017 is like when you put your head to the bat handle and spun in circles ten times, then tried to run.

J.C. Ramirez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 4.46.  Jesus Christ Ramirez!  Dot dot dot.  Is a streamer.

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers, hitting .377.  I took some guff in the preseason about how high I ranked Turner, because y’all a bunch of guffers, but now I’m having the last and greatest guffaw!

Clayton Kershaw – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.18.  This is hilarious in a “Holy crap, Kershaw is so insane” type way.  He had 13 strikeouts yesterday, and a complete game, and threw less than 100 pitches –> 99 pitches, 73 strikes.  I just shook my head incredulously.

Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.76.  I’ve been off Duffy since hundreds had small faces.

A.J. Pollock – 1-for-3 and a slam (3) and double legs (12, 13).  Well, it only took a little more than half a season for his first big game.  Now I see the 3rd round value.

Aaron Nola – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  I started streaming Nola three starts ago, and, on my team, his stats are 1.21 ERA, 0.76, 25 Ks in 22 1/3 IP with two wins, and now I don’t want to drop him.  Stream-o-Nator likes his next start too, even though I’m thinking Stream-o-Nator is crazy.  Ugh, I’m conflicted like a cow that owns a butcher shop.  Hmm, maybe this is why cows don’t own butcher shops.  Now I’m conflicted and confused — ugh, I’m conflused!

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers, hitting .251.  Dropped this truth bomb before, but so glad I drafted Galvis in a few deeper leagues for next to nothing, because everyone was gassed up on the J.P. Crawford helium.  I’m too lazy to research it, but I’m pretty sure Crawford went for a higher price than Galvis in my NL-Only leagues.

Jerad Eickhoff – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.63.  Before we start reaching around on each other going for the Jer-khoff, this was vs. the Padres.

Nick Williams – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .281.  For what it’s Werth, his homer barely reached the seats.  A silly dunker.  A ridicky-donk.

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  I just dropped him prior to this game (because he’s been so sucky), so you can thank me for the home run.  Don’t regret the drop one bit either.  With ODB, you best protect from the dreck.

Aaron Altherr – 2-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (14) and legs (5), hitting .284.  Altherr’s having a Sunday Santana-type season, i.e., he’s been more valuable than you prolly realize, I before E, except in Teixeira, you should own him.

Trevor Cahill – 5 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Sorry, that’s not a convincing example for why Cahill should be started in away games.

Felix Hernandez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.44.  Getting it in against the A’s.  Who dat?  F-Her.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.86.  First start over four innings since his return from the DL.  The Mets are obviously being careful with the one elbow tendon their entire pitching staff is borrowing.  You heard of a lending library?  This elbow is from a bending library.

Steven Matz – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.05.  Under a sign that reads, ‘Bending Library,’ Matz looks at his watch, you can tell he’s worried about something.  He mumbles to himself, “Why isn’t Wheeler back with that elbow yet?”

Paul DeJong – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, and third homer in three games, and like his 18th homer in the last five days, and hitting about nine thousand.  I don’t like pointing out hot schmotatoes going into the break, because I’m not sure if they’ll still be hot after a four day layoff, but DeJong’s been fire emoji recently.

Tommy Pham – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .299.  Not sure where I heard about Pham before.  Dot dot dot.  Oh, I know!  I just told you to pick him up on Friday with my Tommy Pham fantasy (clickbait!).

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.61.  In one league where I have no choice, I’ve been starting Lynn every time out, and his ERA might actually be leading my team for starters.  Oy gevalt.

Rick Porcello – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.75.  For one brief moment in July, the reigning Cy Young recaptured his glory– “He didn’t get the win!”  You’re right, Murray Chass.  Not Cy Young-like at all.

David Price – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  After every one of his starts, I open his player page, because I want to be able to report that Price is all fixy-ma-boobbied, but I’m just not getting that from looking at his peripherals.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .272.  Mookie Ballgame!

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd one this weekend.  Damn, I had him on Thursday, because Pedroia has been hot for almost a week now, but I dropped him to keep Tulowitzki on my team, who also hit two homers this weekend.  Essentially, even when wrong, I’m right.  *blows on knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt, realizes had ink on knuckles*  Damn, this is my favorite I’m With Stupid t-shirt!

Brad Miller – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and an absolute bomb to deep center.  Half of me wants to say to grab Miller.  The other half of me wants to wait to see more.  The third half of me can’t believe how many halves I have.

Alex Cobb – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  The bats were back on Sunday, but this past Saturday felt like getaway day for the entire league.  As if the hitters had already packed their bats for the All-Star break, and were just going through the motions.  One baseball player, who wished to remain anonymous, said of the upcoming break, “I need to see my baby’s momma Monday afternoon for lunch and my girlfriend for Monday night dinner, then home by ten o’clock or else my wife will give me crap.  Yeah, mang, my wife only puts up with me two-timing her because I respect her enough to get home before she falls asleep.”

   
  1. FrankGrimes says:
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    Rudy today’s title is the tits

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up!!

    a. Gotta run.

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for July 10

    [Rambo makes it ashore, with Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!) and now all wet from swimming ashore and POW #1. The enemy is still in hot pursuit.]

    Rambo: ‘Come on.’

    Rambo (to Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!) and now all wet from swimming ashore): ‘Here. You take this. We go on from here.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!) and now all wet from swimming ashore: ‘- It better I stay till end.’

    Rambo: ‘- This is the end.’

    Rambo (to POW #1): ‘Come on, let’s go.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!) and now all wet from swimming ashore: ‘Rambo. You not expendable.’

    [Rambo nods his head in ackowledgement and gives her a wry smile.]

    [The enemy is right behind, now time to waste.]

    [Scene change, Ericson flying the helicopter.]

    Ericson: ‘Colonel, three minutes.’

    [Scene change. Enemy spots Rambo and POW #1 from a small hill as they are crossing a rice field. The enemy shoots four rocket grenades and narrowly miss them each time. Ah! Hollywood.]

    Rambo: ‘Come on. Move.’

    Colonel Trautman from the helicopter: ‘That’s Rambo. Christ, he’s found one.’

    [The helicopter descends towards the meeting place. MP shoots at the enemy and nails one.]

    Rambo: ‘Come on.’

    [Another fly over by the helicopter and MP nails three more enemy soldiers.]

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Rambo’s found one of ours.’

    [Scene change at command HQ]

    Radio Room Operator: ‘Dragonfly reports the ground crew has what appears to be an American POW with him.’

    Murdock: ‘- What did you say?’

    Radio Room Operator: ‘- They’ve got one of ours.’

    Murdock: ‘Condition Bravo. Meyers, Harrison, Goodell. Everybody, out! Come on, move! COMINT priority frequency. Give me the mike.’

    Murdock (to Colonel Trautman): ‘Dragonfly, this is Coach 1. This is an Alpha Kilo Victor command priority.’

    [The helicopter is still attempting to land, enemy still shooting. MP kills a few more enemy soldiers.]

    Rambo: ‘Come on!’

    Murdock: ‘Abort the mission immediately. I say again, this is a recall. – Confirm. Over.

    Ericson: ‘- Say again, Coach 1. Say again.’

    Murdock: ‘I’m telling you to abort.’

    Ericson (to Colonel Trautman): ‘Colonel, I’ve been ordered to abort before pickup.’

    Colonel Trautman (to Murdock): ‘For chrissake, we’ve got him in sight. Murdock, do you read?’

    Rambo (yells at Ericson): ‘Come on!’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- We’re going down.’

    [MP produces a handgun, cocks it and points it at Colonel Trautman.]

    MP (to Colonel Trautman): ‘- You’re not going anywhere.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘You goddamn mercenaries. – There’s men down there! Our men!

    Rambo: ‘- Come on!’

    MP: ‘No, your men. Don’t be a hero.’

    Rambo: ‘Down. Don’t leave! Come on!’

    [The helicopter leaves to return to command HQ. The enemy completely surrounds Rambo and POW #1 and orders Rambo to drop his weapon. Rambo drops his AK 47. In the bush, Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!) and now all wet from swimming ashore watches the whole thing in silence. Hopefully she’ll save the day.]

    [Scene change back at command HQ]

    Colonel Trautman: ‘What are you doing? Do you know what the hell you’ve done?’

    Murdock: ‘Don’t act so innocent. You had your suspicions. And if you suspected then, you’re an accessory.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Don’t ever count me with you and your scum. It was a lie, wasn’t it? Just like the whole damn war! – It was a lie.’

    Murdock: ‘- What are you talking about?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘That camp was supposed to be empty. Rambo goes in, a decorated vet. He finds no POWs. Congress buys it. Case closed. He gets caught, nobody knows he’s alive except you and your computers, and you can reprogram that.

    Murdock: ‘Who the hell do you think you’re talking to, Trautman?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘A stinking bureaucrat trying to cover his ass.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  3. henncoop says:
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    Great stuff …I am excited to see the top 100 for the 2nd half. I only wish ANY of my teams had an ERA of less the 3.50 …seems like a pipe dream. I only hope I can stream the right guys or find some hidden gem(s) in SP to lead me to the promised land in at least one league. A nation of razzballers look to you Mr Grey.

  4. Scott says:
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    I am done with zunino. He burned me again. I added him and missed all of his good streak. I got the bad side of course. I finally caved and went after this guy thinking it would be different. Wrong as usual. Which catcher do you like better ros: gattis or vogt? R,hr,tb,obp,rbi,an. I realize both of these guys split time, but actually hit when they play vs strikeout 40% of the time.

    Dejong on fire. He was added in my league and of course someone is benefiting. The dude has 4 walks in 133 plate appearances and a 30% k rate. That is a 0.1 bb/k rate. Wow! His hot streak will not last or maybe it will since I didn’t add him. I am sure if I added him when andrus was off for his 3-day paternity stint he would have done nothing. Instead I got 1 lousy hit over 3 games from arcia.

    • Scott says:
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      Btw, love the Dale Berra and Dave Parker comment. I have memories of dale berra playing shortstop for the Bucs as a child. Little did I know what he was then other than a lousy shortstop.

  5. bear of the schwarb says:
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    whats up

    need to drop a player in my keeper to activate britton

    who goes? gennett, mazara. reddick, baez or dyson?

    thanks

  6. Points League says:
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    Wil Myers or trumbo?

  7. enrique says:
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    This time of year I always think about how glad I am to rest and not set lineups for a few days, then it occurs to me how tired all the players must be. If you were a border-line all-star, Are you sure you’d want to be selected as a reserve for the game? I don’t know if I would.

    My SP staff in a 14-team roto league is Severino, Carrasco, Wood, McCullers, Duffy. I’ll need to pick up one more starter to stay within striking distance of the innings cap (I’m 31 innings down at the break), or I could pick up two if Duffy is a drop. The available names: Morton, Folty, Teheran, Castillo, Kyle Hendricks (supposedly he’ll be back just after the break). What do you think?

    Which DL stash is most likely to contribute in a redraft roto league, between Salazar and Familia?

    Different roto league: Do you still prefer Mallux Smith over Margot? I need SBs.

    Yonder or ex-Fat Adams for the UTIL spot?

    Thank you … I’m looking forward to the top 100 list!

      • enrique says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

        Would you keep Duffy over both Morton and Folty?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  8. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league

    Cut 1 to pick up Rougned Odor. Or hold? My 2B is Dozier

    Morton
    Cahill
    Faria
    Straily

    Thanks!

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Boy Wonder: Yes. Probably Cahill

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Boy Wonder: Any of them…Cahill first

  9. Great Bambino says:
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    Odor or Happ ROS?

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Great Bambino: Odor and don’t think it’s close

      • Chucky says:
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        Don’t be so quick to sell Happ short. His HR to AB ration is higher than everyone cept Judge.

  10. Jeem says:
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    Between broxton, peraza and Healy I can only keep 1 which 2 should I drop

    • Chucky says:
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      Just dropped Peraza for Simmons myself

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeem: Brox, Peraza

  11. Goldirocks says:
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    Brad miller or Tim Anderson for 2nd half bench SS insurance to Trevor Story? 12 team 5×5 roto

  12. mthom42 says:
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    Is Arcia available?

    • mthom42 says:
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      @mthom42: that was meant for Goldirocks

  13. M says:
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    Hey guys need your opinion on a keeper trade.

    Salaries go up by 5 every year and you have to keep 10 guys under 135 points.

    Team A (in contention) moved a $4 Cody Bellinger and for an unkeepable Cano & K.Jansen.

    Since it’s a keeper, it’s fair because of how cheap & valuable Bellinger is this year + long term right?

    • M says:
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      @M: btw it’s a 15 team league, must keep 10 players

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Yes

      • M says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. Jw says:
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    What’s the story with Story? Unlucky? Mechanics off? Both?
    Can you throw a couple of extra bananas to the roomful of monkeys at Razzball HQ and have them do a write-up?
    Would you pull the plug in a 10 team redraft league?
    Yo, I’ve got questions!

    • knucks says:
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      @Jw: Spit some names from the wire at us. Are you dropping him for someone like Arcia? Or to stream a pitcher? Options/needs matter. As does team makeup. Not a bad idea to request a Bear/Bull, I bet one of those is coming soon. But like Grey kind of notes in the blurb, every time Valailka gets a start/hit I grow more and more concerned. The Rox are fighting for a WC, 7ish games up on the Cubs for the second WC. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get the Schwarber treatment, which is also what Grey kind of alluded to above.

      I just dropped him in a 10 team h2h redraft league, as I can also roster Arcia, Nunez, Villar. It feels great, I will say that. But in my 12 team mixed roto. Not ready to cut bait just yet. Will pull the trigger before the Rox do if I must. But can also see riding this shizz out until he is sent down or hits 10 homers before the trade deadline.

    • Grey

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      @Jw: Agree with knucks

  15. ChrisL says:
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    Good morning Grey

    Dejong, Arcia, E Escobar, or Semien going forward?

    Thanks

  16. Adam says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Zimmerman , Morrison, Chris Davis?

    • Synyster says:
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      @Adam:

      You just did

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Agree with Syn

  17. Adam says:
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    Please rank Conforto, Chisenhall , Corey Dickerson ROS?

    • knucks says:
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      @Adam: Dickerson, Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Agree with knucks

  18. Mike says:
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    Bregman or Chris Taylor ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Bregman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with F

  19. Jw says:
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    Is there a RB glossary term for the feeling you get when you see a good pitcher, who you know is owned by someone in your league, get hammered?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jw: There’s a real life term for it: schadenfreude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jw: Agree with Cram

  20. Joel says:
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    Hi Grey. Great stuff, as always! Keeper question for you. I need to decide on two long-term contracts by tomorrow. My league is 10 teams, $260, with 24 players (15 hitters with 2 utility), 8 reserves, drafting from AL, NL East, NL Central. I have Bregman and Duvall at $3 each this year, and can keep each at $8 in 2018 and at $13 in 2019. I’m undecided on how long to keep each and could use some expert prognostication. Any thoughts? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joel: I’d give Duvall 1 year and Bregman 2 if that’s the question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Agree with F

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Jef and Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  21. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Would you drop Haniger for Polanco/Pham/Frazier?

  22. Dancin Homer says:
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    12-team 6×6 H2H league; would you cut both:

    Aaron Sanchez (still technically on my DL)
    Jared Eickhoff

    To grab Charlie Morton?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dancin Homer: Hold…could swap Eickhoff for Morton based on match ups though.

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        thanks. Since I’m still occupying my DL slot with Sanchez, i’d need to drop either him or Eickhoff to make room.

        Only other people I could potentially drop are:
        Tapia (have Ozuna, Polanco, Brantly, & Puig as my other OF’s – start 3 + 1x UTL slot)

        or Matz

  23. E says:
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    What do you think of Eugenio Suarez in the second half? Its an avg and obp league and Freeman just gained 3B eligibility. Do I just drop Suarez when a hot bat or starter comes available or his good enough to ride the pine at least?

    • Cram It says:
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      @E: Why care? He’s on your bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Drop

  24. Chucky says:
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    ROS 12 Team Dynasty: Nola, Manea, Godley, Castillo, Cahill and Hoffman. Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chucky: Godley, Nola, Manea…all close

  25. Tony_Sal says:
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    Keeper league.

    My SP are : Kershaw, Ray, Taillon, Nelson, F.Hernandez, J.Gray. I also have Salazar on the DL.

    E.Rodriguez is available.

    Should I drop one of my SP to get him ?

    Another question : Do you think O.Herrera and Broxton will have good second half ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony_Sal: Nope, and not especially…

  26. Chester says:
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    Is giving machado and miggy for altuve and bundy too much?

    • Fabsy says:
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      @Chester: Machado side

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chester: Too much

  27. jack florida says:
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    i went to the futures game, some very impressive performances in person—-i have a few extra programs, i will mail you one if you email me you mailing address. home run derby tonight.

    Also sent this to Ralph—–i would also offer one to Jef with one f , cram and oaktown for all the valuable info they provide to me and others.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @jack florida: I’m good but I appreciate the offer. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack florida: Nice! Appreciate it, what’s your email?

      • Jack Florida says:
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        @Grey: [email protected]
        I should add Magoo to this list also
        I will be home Wednesday, I will see what I else I come up with for the home run derby and the game.

        I tried to get you a life sign Stanton cutout, but they were not happy when i tried to walk out the door with it.

        • Jack Florida says:
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          @Jack Florida: life size , damn auto correct

  28. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    i want the top 100 NOW!!!

    who do you like in HR competition?

  29. lwomack58 says:
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    Britton for Cueto-Fair offer?

  30. Wywyz says:
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    Should I trade Schoop or Odor for Lindor? If so, which one?

    • knucks says:
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      @Wywyz: Who is playing SS for you right meow?

      • Wywyz says:
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        @knucks: Story, with turner on DL and Rosario in minors

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Schoop has had a better year than Odor and doesn’t look like he’s slowing down. Do you have a MI/UTIL slot or is one of Odor/Schoop consistently on your bench? I was mentioning above (or below) that I just dropped Story in a 10 team h2h, but not yet in my 12 team roto. Hard to wait any longer in a shallow league. Maybe you can package Story with Schoop or Odor and get Lindor plus another useful bat/arm? Good luck bruthaman!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wywyz: Keeper League?

  31. Robert says:
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    Would you drop Cueto in a 10 team h2h league for Clevenger or Morton?

    • Chucky says:
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      Just grabbed Morton myself

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Robert: For Clevinger

  32. RePete says:
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    14-Team H2H OBP Keep 6 Forever League:

    C – Ramos
    1B – Cabrera
    2B – Forsythe
    SS – Correa
    3B – Rendon
    OF – JD, Khris, JBJ, Pederson, Zimmer
    DL – Trea Turner

    SP – Strasburg, McCullers, Peacock, Duffy, Godley, Folty, Wheeler, Musgrove, Roark
    RP – Colome, Ramos

    Was offered his DJ LeMahieu for my Duffy? Would you accept or hold down the ship until Trea returns? If I accepted I would probably drop Forsythe for a middle RP like Harris since I’m already streaming my last few SPs and we’re only allowed 3 adds per week. Currently sitting in 4th place.

    • RePete says:
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      @RePete: He also has 2B eligibles Owings and Scooter; I could counter for one of them but not sure if he’d bite.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @RePete: I’d try for Owings first even if you have to throw in something

  33. Lt says:
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    Grey, serious question. If baseball writers who hate players for juicing get effed over and excluded from the hall will there come a day they find out the ball was juiced and punish an entire generation of players for a bouncier baseball? I dunno. Gimme closer speculation, I was gonna grab Vizciano, Kahle, and Soria. Now KC thinks it’s in it so maybe skip Soria? Who is for sure getting traded so I can steal sagnof, all closers are taken. Thanks man!

    • knucks says:
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      @Lt: I’m holding Viz on the DL at the moment. Left the other two on the wire. That was before I read the Nate Jones just had to slow down activity during the break due to discomfort.

      I’d rank em Viz, Kahnle, Soria at the moment. Also have eyes on Bruce Rondon/Alex Wilson/Shane Greene, Familia, Madson/Doolittle right now. Maybe Phil Maton if the Padres go full sell with Hand/Maurer. Good luck!

    • knucks says:
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      @Lt: Just noticed that Bedrosian was available in a league of mine where I wouldn’t expect him to be. With Norris securing the ninth and looking good, LAA could move him at the deadline.

      Maton looks like he’s given up a bunch of hits/runs lately. So maybe add Buchter or Kirby Yates to the watchlist instead.

      Boxberger and Hunter were on my watchlist last week but I watched Colome throw a clean inning towards the end of last week, he looks fine for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: They should punish them, but they won’t… Vizcaino

  34. Blergball says:
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    Cespedes for Hanley in 12 team H2H mixed?

  35. Jacobi Barron says:
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    Good morning, back for more great advice. Better rest of season for Justin Bour or Justin Turner or Michael Conforto and Domingo Santana? As always thanks for the help.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jacobi Barron: Turner, Conforto, Santana for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jacobi Barron: Actually, Turner, Domingo for me, same diff tho

      • cobi says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. joeg414 says:
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    Looking for some SP help for the second half (who isn’t ).
    Any of these FA could break out and are worth to pickup or are just streamers :
    Mirandra -tough schedule the start off the 2nd half
    Snell
    Luke Weaver- will he get a chance
    A.Moore – lack of K’s
    Musgrove
    C.Kuhl
    The following I own , cut any of them for any of the FA ?
    Mike Montgomery , J Hoffman and Eickhoff
    6×6 mixed daily Roto

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @joeg414: Hold and play matchups between Eickhoff, Hoffman and whoever is on the wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joeg414: Agree with F, those waiver guys are nothing special

  37. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as always. Back from Israel and read your articles every day while over there.

    1) would you add Marwin Gonzalez, Pham, or reddick over any batter in my lineup?
    2) would you add one or more of Luis Castillo, RA Dickey, Ian Kennedy over any pitcher in my lineup?
    2) Taking into consideration question 2, Which pitcher do you drop to activate Trout?

    10 team h2h, standard 5×5 league
    C: Ramos
    1B: Votto
    2B: Odor
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Segura
    OF: Ozuna, Khris Davis, bellinger
    Util: Maybin, Dickerson, Smoak
    Bench: Broxton
    DL: Trout
    NA: Hoskins, Moncada

    SP: Rodon, Jeff Hoffman, Odorizzi, Godley, Jordan Montgomery, Carrasco, Wood, Archer, Happ, Pomeranz, Fiers
    RP: Dyson, Kimbrel, Ramos, Rivero
    DL: Kyle Hendricks

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Drop Pom and Fiers. One for Trout and the other to stream.

      • Josh-NYC says:
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        @Cram It:

        Thanks Cram It

        To add to this question — would you trade my ozuna and Dickerson for his Springer ?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Josh-NYC: I would

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Agree with Cram but I’d lose Montgomery and Fiers

      • Cram It says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Actually I’d lose Hoffman instead of Pom. Eh, they’re all streamers anyway, he’ll figure it out.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Cram It: Yup…lose them all!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Awesome! So, how was the trip? Business or pleasure? Agree with Cram and yes Springer

  38. Waldorf says:
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    Which 2 do you prefer ROS? 14 team h2h, Lamet, McHugh, Bailey, Perdomo, or Anibal Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Waldorf: Perdomo at home, McHugh

  39. Rizzo boy says:
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    Very deep pitchers league. I need to add one (yeah I know these are streamers at best in most every league, but not this one). A.Sanchez, Sutter, Blackburn. I have a feeling you’ll say Sanchez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rizzo boy: No idea what Sanchez that is

      • Rizzo boy says:
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        Sorry Anibal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rizzo boy: These guys are awful… I’d try Sanchez

  40. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man, in a 12 team h2h category league with two categories being avg and obp. A guy offered me machado and fullmer for my arenado. Machado and arenado are same price to keep but I’m leaning towards not taking the deal. What say you? Thanks.

  41. hitman004 says:
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    Are you expecting Cespedes to have a solid second half? Top 25 outfielder ROS?

  42. Rizzo boy says:
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    That’s Anibal not Aaron.

  43. John Hagar says:
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    LOL!!! “Ugh, I’m conflicted like a cow that owns a butcher shop.” Grey, you’re hilarious!

    On another note, gotta love the last names on the Cardinals roster: Gyorko, Wong, Pham, DeJong, Wacha, Grichuk, Piscotty, Leake… A talented person could make a funny song out of those names.

    However, none are better than Danny Mendick, a 2B/SS prospect for the White Sox.

    I know… I know… this is shameless. I better get to work.

  44. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I had a interesting debate with Lance yesterday about Story vs. Arcia in the 2nd half. We kind of decided it was a toss up but Player Rater has Story as top 100 for the 2nd half.

    Based on what you wrote above, I’m guessing you would prefer Arcia???

      • RICE says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Story or Semien?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Story

        • mthom42 says:
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          @RICE: Story for up side but close

  45. peacecoast says:
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    Hi Gman.

    My SP: Cole, Paxton, McCullers, Faria, Gio, Odorizzi, Lamet. What do you think ROS?

    I do not have great faith in this staff for various reasons.

    Thanks!

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: 12 team mixed roto. no innings limit so pretty deep pitcherwise

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Your staff looks wonky, friend

  46. knucks says:
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    Well, you opened the door with your hippie comment. I gotta say, I’ve been tied to the Whipping Post since Opening Day when Matt Strahm got his tits lit (4 ER, only recording 1 out).

    Much of the same since then with my SP/RP streaming this year, though I know I’m not alone in this. Which you speak to at the top of the post. Going into the break, I had made it my priority to NOT own a pitcher who has a WHIP higher then my current Roto WHIP (1.32) or ERA (4.11), so not like that was a difficult task in the slightest!

    RIP Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman. Had tix to see Allman a few times in the past couple year’s and he just kept ominously cancelling.

    Thx for another Pod rec by the way!

    • Alex says:
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      @knucks: RIP to those guys for sure. I’m seeing Tedeschi Trucks here in Atlanta this weekend, so I thinking there will be some fitting tributes.

      • knucks says:
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        @Alex: There def will be, enjoy that one man, one of the best things going right now. Have you seen them yet? I haven’t seen him with Susan yet, but saw The Derek Trucks Band a few years back in a theater. Was melted into my seat.

        • Alex says:
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          @knucks: Yeah, I’ve seen them a few times. Derek is something special.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: BTW, listen to the 1st season first

  47. Nightmare! says:
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    Hello lord of the grey. Happy Monday. Did you get around to snowfall yet?

    Speaking of yawnstipating……

    1)Kyle Seager or Yuli Gurriel?

    2)Will Myers or Justin Bour?

    3)With all the outfielders in Colorado and mini donkey at first, does Desmond go into a platoon when he returns?

    4) Lastly, is strasburg a sell high? And if so, what kinda pitcher should I target in return

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare!: I watched Snowfall, yeah… It was aight, doesn’t feel like up to the level of some other recent prestige shows… 1. Seager 2. Myers 3. Doubt it, Tapia does 4. Could be on Stras, but you can’t trade an SP for another SP, Kluber?

  48. Grey!! Thx for the first half analysis, look forward to these every morning.

    Grey, J, anyone, I really want Rich Hill and am thinking of dropping one of my bats for him. Any thoughts on who to lose? Pitcher, bat, or hold? Once Desmond comes back I will need to drop someone also. Danke!

    C- Perez
    1B- HR to the izzo
    2B- Altuve
    3B- Justin Turner
    SS- Story
    OF- Stanton
    OF- Tapia
    OF- Inciarte
    Util- LoMo
    Bench- Gyorko
    Bench- Desmond (DL)
    DL- Trea

    SP- Nova
    SP- Mccullers
    RP- Holland
    RP- Bush
    P- Severino
    P- Peacock
    P- Faria
    P- Folty
    P- G.Cole
    P- J.Gray
    P – Verlander
    DL – Melancon

    • Cram It says:
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      @Synyster: Folty

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Synyster: Agree with Cram

  49. Alex says:
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    I recently picked up Clevinger, J. Gray, and Nola, and now I don’t want to part with any of my pitchers, but I need to make a move during the break.

    Here’s my staff…
    SP: Wood, Severino, McCullers, Price, Cueto, Manaea, Nola, Clevinger, J. Gray, Faria, Berrios
    RP: Reed, Giles, Kela (DL)

    1. I’m chasing SV / HD, so if I need to drop someone to activate Kela, who’s the drop?

    2. I’d prefer to trade someone, and I’ve tried to move Berrios for a top-tier closer, but nobody bit. Would you trade Berrios for someone Maurer, Kintzler, or Wilson?

    3. Or try Price for Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: 1. He’s coming off the DL already? 2. Yes, Kintzler, Wilson 3. Sure, after #2

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: No, but he’s expected to out of the All-Star break.

  50. SpecialFNK says:
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    are you going to have top “whatever” for the 2nd half along with 2nd half projections like you have in the past?

    • knucks says:
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      @SpecialFNK: Yes, he says in the post that the top 100 is coming tomorrow.

  51. Ron "Rondell" Dell says:
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    I was offered Jackie Bradley Jr. for Ivan Nova. I’m first in all pitching categories and could use an OF. Which side?

    Thanks, Grey!

    Ron “Rondell” Dell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  52. Adam Crepeau says:
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    Conundrum: I was offered JD Martinez for Nola. I already have a few RF (Trumbo, Schebler and Domingo). Not sure how much JD is an upgrade. I’m in a 10-team h2h.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Adam Crepeau: Take JD, hes better than all 3 of your OF

  53. HomerHWBush says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What side do you like in this deal:
    Edwin, Starling Marte, Rich Hill
    or
    Miggy Cabrera, Story, Strasburg

    Thanks!

  54. OaktownSteve says:
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    Three days with no box scores. I should probably check in and see what my children have been doing for the last three months.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Ha, we’re headed to Hearst Castle tomorrow

  55. cobi says:
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    Good morning, back for more great advice. Better rest of season for Justin Bour or Justin Turner or Michael Conforto and Domingo Santana? As always thanks for the help.

  56. LeggoPens says:
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    Domingo is on waivers and I want to pick him up but can’t figure out who to drop for him. Pham is also available. Thoughts?

    C – Ramos
    1B – HanRam
    2B – Segura
    SS – Seager
    3B – Arenado
    1B/3B – Beltre
    2B/SS – Happ
    OF – JUpton
    OF – L Cain
    OF – Ian Desmond*
    OF – Bellinger
    OF – Mookie
    UT – Kemp
    Bench – Marte
    DL – C Davis

    SP – Price, Wood, Berrios, Shark, Paxton, Nelson, Manaea, Gray
    RP – Knebel, Diaz, Rivero

    Also, Merrifield is on waivers – is Happ still better?

    • SteveA says:
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      @LeggoPens:

      drop desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LeggoPens: Can try Merrifeld if you like, Happ has more power/HRs — Desmond

  57. SteveA says:
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    Good morning

    12 tm, h2h, redraft, 5×5…

    Which FA SS do you want out of the following options?

    Villar, Story, Andrelton Simmons, Addison Russell, Peraza or Orlando Arcia

    Thanks
    SteveA

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  58. Sammy says:
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    Been offered a trade and wanted to get thoughts. 12 Team league 5×5 format, keeper league (4)

    Get: Judge, Berrios, Kintzler, Pujols
    Give: Strasburg, Longora, Souza, Justin Wilson

    Not sure if Judge will keep up the ridiclous pace but also worried that Stras will fall off the second half as he has already struggled the last month. I own Keuchel, C Anderson and Syndegard but all of them are on the DL. Thoughts?

    • SteveA says:
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      @Sammy: JUDGE; do it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sammy: Works for me

  59. denp1717 says:
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    Matz is scaring me and someone dropped Rodon in my 10 team points league. Would you drop Matz for Rodon ROS? Thanks!!

      • denp1717 says:
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        @Grey
        : Thanks Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. Cram It says:
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    I feel like all of these ROS/ranking questions would be answered by your Top 100 for the 2nd half tomorrow. Maybe that’s just me.

    • SteveA says:
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      @Cram It: yup. everyone (?); i am itching to make moves with no baseball going on but i probably should just chill until tomorrow. good point man.

    • SteveA says:
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      @Cram It: yup. everyone (?)/I am itching to make moves with no baseball going on but i probably should just chill until tomorrow. good point man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Some might, I only go up to top 100 so some might be left off

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: This is true. This is very true.

    • denp1717 says:
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      @Cram It: Maybe

  61. demribbies says:
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    10 team – keep 12 – 5×5 (OPS instead of AVG QS instead of W)

    Deal Posey $21 for MadBum $37. (would have to drop one of Matz/Peacock/Nova to make room)

    Gattis is on wire for replacement and I have Francisco Mejia CLE C (top 20 prospect) hopefully coming up in Aug or Sept.

  62. Robert Steinberg says:
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    Could you rank Peraza, Brad Miller, Story, Bregman, an Merrifield?

  63. JMoney says:
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    What up Grey,

    In an AL only keeper league, who wins this trade in a vaccuum?

    Team A –
    Duffy – $20
    Odor – $36
    McCullers – $30

    Team B –
    Judge – $11
    Pineda – $19
    Semien – $15

    Values increase by $10 for every year kept.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  64. demribbies says:
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    Have to lose one of these 3, who’d you drop? QS league

    Matz/Nova/Peacock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock

  65. Robert says:
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    Any word on Desmond injury? Think he’ll be back after the break?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard

  66. Greg says:
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    Do you think Cespedes is going to break out of it? I was trying to trade Jay Bruce but now I’m not so sure. Traded Jimmy Nelson for Yoenis in a buy low move, but he’s been worse than awful. Regretting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess he will

  67. goldentitties says:
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    Trade Robbie Ray for Bellinger in H2H points league? My OF is Trout, Jones, Grichuk, Polanco in 3OF league. My other SP are Quintana, Taillon, Paxton, Lynn, Happ, Hill and both Grays with Salazar on the DL. Would you do the trade and if so would you drop Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  68. Robert says:
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    Gregorius or Arcia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. primetime says:
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    EROD or J Gray ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  70. Mookie Dookie says:
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    14tm H2H I need power Drop Piscotty to stash Hoskins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, why not

  71. FeverDog says:
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    12-team, h2h, 5×5

    Who do I drop for Trout’s return:

    Melky Cabrera or David Peralta?

    Thank you!

    • FeverDog says:
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      @FeverDog: Or would it be better to drop a SP and steam?

      sp-nova, severino, taijuan walker, pineda, quintana, gray, degrom, strailly, berrios, wood

      • Grey

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        I’d move on from Walker, you have too many SPs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  72. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    In a 15 team roto keeper and toiling away in 8th place with no signs of movement – thinking of trying to acquire some keepers. Have the following offer out:

    I give: Cano (1st, can be kept two years), Cespedes (5th, can be kept 1 year), Taillon (5th, can be kept up to 5 years) and Rodney

    I get: Jose Ramirez (4th, can be kept up to 5 years), Lamb (16th, can be kept up to 5 years) and throw-in Ps

    Which side do you like more? Also, would you look to deal Taillon or Samardjzia?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it for next year

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – would you rather hold Taillon or Samardjzia for this year and beyond?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Samardzija, coin flip tho

  73. JMoney says:
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    What up Grey,

    One more – 12 team OPS league…OF has been a struggle all year, Trumbo really the only main stay, currently supplementing with a mix of Maybin, Kepler, Merrifield and Chisenhall. Slightly heavy at MI with Schoop, Lindor, Odor and Simmons. Would you make a move for Cespedes and offer, say, Maybin and Simmons? The Cespedes owner is looking for steals.

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • JMoney says:
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        @Grey: Thanks G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. Jeff says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Was offered either Smoak or Morrison for Cozart. I have Seagar at short, Cozart at MI, Semien on bench, A Rosario waiting. I have Adams at first, Shaw at third, Suarez at CI, Chris Davis on DL. Would you take one of them?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Smoak

    • Jeff says:
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      @Jeff: Also, I have Pirela at 2B – would Schoop for Cozart be a better look?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

  75. Matthew Lehman says:
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    scooter or peraza ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter, toss up on needs

  76. knucks says:
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    Just finished the first episode of Breakdown. First thought… there are so many thinks broken in the country that need to be fixed. Thanks again. This sounds like another great Making a Murder type of story, which I always find very interesting. Also, the guy using the term “snitches” a bunch towards the end made me chuckle.

    Came here to post and recalled something i saw on the tweetdeck late yesterday… another thing we need to fix. MLB should to make the Futures game the Sunday Night game on ESPN before the break starts. Doesn’t seem all that fair to those teams. Plus there is a fair amount of interest in the Futures game. ESPN would obviously likely disagree, I’m sure.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Things*

      Been doing this a lot lately, my b.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t get the Futures Game being when it is… Breakdown is super frustrating, all 3 seasons of it, I think you’ll enjoy if you like kicking stuff in frustration

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yes, frustration that eventually leads to some sort of enjoyable payoff I hope… Less likely in these types of biographical real-life situational stories. But this is part of the enjoyment of Twin Peaks. Its the best part of the new stuff that’s happening right now for sure. Its pretty damn confusingly frustrating. But excited to watch it the second time through, once its over, picking up on a million different things that you would never realize until the show ends.

        You watched that Hulu show with James Franco that was based of the Stephen King book about the JFK assassanation? I think we already talked about this, but that was a great show.

        Also waiting for the new season of The Path on Hulu.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Um, yeah, enjoyable payoff… Hmm….

          Haven’t watched Twin Peaks

          Did watch 11/2/63, it was solid, I liked it — you watch Line of Duty on Hulu?

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Neg, I’ll have to look into it and add it to the watchlist.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh it’s the best!

  77. joeg414 says:
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    Need to activate Conforto off the DL. Whom to Cut : Pham , Kepler , Chisenhall , Grichuk ?
    5×5 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Different team : cut Piscotty or Grichuk as a bench bat to free up a streamer spot.
        6×6 deep mixed roto
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grichuk

  78. nick says:
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    Hi! Do you like Urena or Clevinger more the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

      • nick says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. ChiCitySox says:
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    Pedroia or Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia

  80. Doc says:
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    Heard this morning on the Dan Patrick show…More than 3300 HR’s this season so far. Crazy jumps in the numbers , DP says “The commissioner has to have an answer for this”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  81. Grey and Razzers-

    Where’s Aaron Judge go next year in drafts? 1st round, 2nd round, 3rd? What say you!?

    I’ve got him offered to me in a keeper, it’s basically a SELL move on my part, debating what to do…. not sure of his value as my fantasy baseball knowledge has slacked…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      top 12 overall

  82. Cohen says:
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    Drop C.Frazier, Buxton or Grichuk to add Altherr or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  83. Slimcompoop says:
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    I had a utility spot open in my 10-team league and picked up Yonder Alonso (51% owned) last night. Was looking at my team this morning and began comparing him to my current 1st baseman, Jose Abreu (97% owned)…R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG

    Abreu (345 ABs) – 53/16/58/0/.349/.522
    Alonso (258 ABs) – 46/20/43/1/.372/.562

    Absolutely crazy how Alonso is only owned in 51% of leagues. He’s definitely getting traded before the deadline, but do you think he keeps this up in the 2nd half? Did he make the Top 100? You the poop!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, you the poop! I can’t imagine Alonso keeps it up, didn’t most of his HRs come in May? He seems like a 3 to 4 HR per month guy, which is way better than he was, but not that huge May

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Technically I am the poop, but you know you’re “the poop”. Would you take Healy over Alonso in the 2nd half?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly, don’t trust Alonso as much

  84. CMUTimmah says:
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    Lester is like a bad wife…

    -Can’t divorce him, it’ll cost me too much
    -Can’t trade him, nobody else wants him enough
    -Can’t kill him, because, laws and stuff
    -Can’t kill myself, because, it’s a fantasy baseball team, that’s a silly reason to do that
    -And finally, I can’t believe at one time I was happy with him as my 5th round pick. At the same time, nobody should be married to their 5th choice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Oh… maybe I should have a 3way with him and Verlander. I hear it’s always better to do that with a righty and a lefty.

        Ah EF-EM-EL

        Anywho – Joe Ross committed armicide while I was living on a stream with him… Who should be my replacement for the return of the games that count (no, I don’t care about home field advantage is the WS as it doesn’t affect my fantasy team and my real world baseball team, the Detroit Ligers, suck)

        -Brad (It burns when I) Peacock
        -Julio (I’m going to make your ERA look like) Teheran
        -(Family) Jhoulys Chacin (I think he’ll pitch in SF, no?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peacock

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Funny post! Well played.

  85. tony says:
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    should i drop nola or hader for odorizzi?, or hold?

    I own hader for his k upside and ive seen him pitching, he looks gr8.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hader

      • tony says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Fox says:
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    Albert Pujols or Josh Bell ROS? 12 Team H2H

    Max Kepler, Mitch Haniger or Jose Peraza ROS (steals notwithstanding).

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols – Haniger

  87. Weird Fishes says:
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    Tapia’s playing time looks to be drying up and I’m thinking about moving on now before the 2nd half starts up.

    Would you drop him now for someone coming off the DL soon like Wong, Solarte, Walker? Or for a potential minor league call-up like Albies or Brinson? Or for schmotatos like Voit or Aguila?

    I’m looking for the best pickup regardless of category or position. Thanks!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Weird Fishes: I would say hot schmotatos…

    • knucks says:
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      @Weird Fishes: There’s not much on my wire going into the break so I decided to hold Tapia and grab Parra. Will see how long it makes sense to hold both. Or will quickly drop one or both if something new and shiny is available.

      FWIW Tapia was in Grey’s Buy on Friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for a few days to see if someone is called up then Wong if not

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, Knucks and Slim

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Fabsy says:
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    Is it time to move on from Cargo? Also… Dozier seems to have dropped from a top 5 2nd baseman to a top 15… suffering from slacking players. Happy I traded for Schoop, he’s been nothing but consistent for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose CarGo if decent options

      • Fabsy says:
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        @Grey: Would you consider Pham or Bregman a decent option. 12 Team 6×6 Roto. Kind of hoping Cargo has the 2nd half that he had in 2015; 27 HR 62 RBI.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Pham

  89. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H Points League

    My two bottom OF’s are Conforto and Starling Marte. I currently have Ed Rodriguez coming back after the break and I will need to activate him to help my pitching staff. I’ll have to drop either Conforto or Marte to do this. Who should I let go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  90. Dave says:
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    Grey
    ROS 12 team 5×5 hth
    Clevinger or Pineda?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

  91. Ralphy says:
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    Who would you prefer for the ROS? Reddick, Pham or Broxton? I’m leaning towards Pham. Reddick seems to sit once or twice a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  92. Favio Vasquez says:
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    So judging from your Jon Lester “powdered” review you would say Cutch for Lester “blows”? Also, I put in a waiver request for Quintana in my 10 team. Do i drop Tapia or Conforto to make it happen orrrrrr is Quintana just going to he a “guy” in the second half and im better off w/out him? Needing to balance my whip/era.
    Ok, go…….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Tapia… Quintana is worth the upside

      • Favio Vasquez says:
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        Thanks Grey, much appreciated

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Ben says:
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    Should I trade matz? A guy offered me Kyle Seager and then offered Matt kemp in a separate offer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Seager

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey:

        Some potentially useful contextual details…

        12 team league, OBP (no AVG), $270 budget, can keep 5 to 8 players.

        I have Matz at $8, could keep him for $12 for next year & $15 the year after. Seager is $19 (could be kept for $23 then $29) and Kemp is $15 (could be kept for $19). Still do the deal? I do have other keeper candidates but I’ve sold a bunch to improve and go for it this year. Matz is fragile but the salary is tempting should he stay healthy (big if).

        My team, in case you want to see other potential keepers

        C Gattis ($10, $15, NA)
        C Posey ($16, $20, $25)
        1b Hosmer ($13, $16, $20)
        2b dozier ($23, $28, $34)
        3b Rendon ($12, $15, $19)
        SS Asdrubal Cabrera ($5, $10, $13, will drop when Nunez is back)
        MI Odor ($14, NA, NA)
        CI M. Carpenter ($17, $21, $26)
        OF C Blackmon ($19, NA, NA)
        OF K Bryant ($15, NA, NA)
        OF J Dyson ($3, $8, $12)
        OF J Pederson ($19, $23, $28, will drop when Holliday is back)
        OF Giancarlo Stanton ($24, $29, $35)
        UT T Joseph ($5, $10, $13, will likely drop if I trade for Seager)
        DL E. Nunez ($10, $13, NA)
        DL M Holliday ($5, $10, $13)

        pitchers:
        Knebel ($5, $10, $13)
        Chapman ($19, $23, NA)
        Britton ($17, NA, NA)
        K Herrera ($14, $17, $21)
        Kershaw ($39, $46, $53)
        Lester ($23, $28)
        Godley ($5, $10, $13)
        Verlander ($13, $16, NA)
        Samardzija ($9, $13, $16)
        R Ray ($9, $13, $16)
        Matz ($8, $12, $15)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seager side

  94. Packers says:
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    I traded for Jup and Choo in a 12 team dynasty, lost A. Miller and Piscotty. I’m playing for next year.
    Need to drop either Choo or O. Herrera? Thinking Choo because of his age and who is on the wire.
    I need a pitcher to replace Miller. None of the SP’s seem worth it, so I have it narrowed down to Betances or A. Bradley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel… Bradley

  95. Ralphy says:
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    Would you trade Miggy, Kinsler and Keuchel for Votto, Daniel Murphy and Starling Marte?

    I’m worried about how much Dallas will be used.

    • Fabsy says:
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      @Ralphy: Votto side, not even close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  96. Basement Artie says:
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    So the Mets trot out Lugo and Gsellman this year in hopes of showcasing for later trade and they get torched. Classic case of “Don’t flaunt your pitchin before they’re snatched.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  97. Bobby says:
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    In a standard 12-team Yahoo league. Here is my lineup:
    C – Grandal
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Odor
    3B – Bryant
    SS – Correa
    OF – Harper, Blackmon, Ozuna
    UTIL – Lamb
    BENCH – Polanco
    SP – C-Mart, Paxton, Quintana, Manaea, Godley, E. Rodriguez, Salazar
    RP – Herrera, Brach, Wilson, Neris, Bedrosian

    I’m leading every hitting category, but could use some help with pitching. I’ve been offered Carrasco for Lamb. Would you accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  98. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    6×5 including obp, 10 team h2h. With Conforto and Trout coming off the DL I’m going to have to drop two players. Or make some trades to clear two roster spaces. Thanks!

    1. If I can’t trade anyone who would you drop?

    2. Would you package Alex Wood and someone like Reddick/Souza or Alex Wood and someone like Yelic/Sano to obtain an ace? Maybe Greinke or Kluber?

    C- Sal Perez
    1B- Goldy, Abreu
    2B- Odor, Villar
    3B- Arenado, Gyorko
    SS- Bogaerts
    OF- Sano, Reddick, Judge, Yelich, Souza, Conforto, Trout

    SP- Rich Hill, Archer, Alex Wood, Godley, Samardzija, Matz, Peacock, Taillon
    RP- Addison Reed, Jim Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Reddick, Conforto 2. I’d take Kluber for Wood and Souza or Yelich

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! You’d keep Gyorko over both Reddick and Conforto? I can see the justification behind dropping Reddick since he’s part time, but Conforto is a better hitter than Gyorko, no? Although The Mets have their own issues with platooning him with the rest of their OF…

  99. Nightmare! says:
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    My strasburg and Tanaka for his Carlos Martinez and rich hill.

    I’m worried about strasburg health issues. Should I accept this trade my dude?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  100. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Ive got Wacha with Fol-tee-nev-itch & Cleavinger available in 10 team roto. Which 2 have the better ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

  101. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Which players would you focus on getting back to play DH spot for a Tanaka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t give you anything for Tanaka

      • NoOneIsHome says:
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        @Grey: Haha…..is he droppable for a high upside call-up like Honewell or Kopech? Thanks again for your responses which are very much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  102. herschel says:
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    @Grey: thoughts on ender ROS? seems like he hasnt run as much recently. if i need help in sbs/runs, you think worth trying to swap someone like peacock for him or hold and just grab someone like mallex off the ww?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Ender, he’s a top 50 hitter in the 1st half

  103. Fogimon says:
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    10 team 5X5 roto, auction keeper league. 2nd place overall, 1st in pitching.

    I was able to get Miguel Cabrera ($29) for Aaron Nola ($6) and Aaron Altherr ($1).

    How did I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid

  104. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    10 team, 10 keeper weekly league

    I have Lindor, Cano, Arcia, and Story for MI so I have some depth. Think it’s alright to move Story for some SP if that’s a need? Story for Greinke? Or is that too optimistic?

    Looking forward to your top 100 for the second half

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Greinke in a second

  105. Jp says:
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    Grey 4×4 12 team roto dead last and suck. Do I trade my $7 sonny Gray in the first year of his three year contract for the 20th minor league pick? Brandan Marsh, Jordan Adele and Wil Benson are in the range of prospect that I would likely have availible. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ask Ralph

  106. lwomack58 says:
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    Please rank S. Castro, Nunez, Owings and Chisenhall. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings, Nunez

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        I asked because I have all four currently. I have MadBum and K. Henricks coming off dl and need to clear room.

        Others that could be dropped are Polanco, Brantley, Hanley or pithcers-Lester, J. Mont. Faria, A. Sanchez, Peacock or Clevinger.

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Montgomery from that group

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:

            Don’t mean to be dumb-What two would you drop S. Castro, J. Mont or Chisenhall to add MadBum and K. Hedricks.

            Castro and Chisenhall are a bench bats.

            Do you see regression coming for them, especially J. Montgomery.

            What about Faria in regards to remaining innings. Do you see a cap?

            Sorry for all the questions

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lonnie, Montgomery

  107. Fogimon says:
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    Owners, managers, & players union would never go for it….. but I’d love to see more individual events at the MLB all star game.

    Fastest pitch contest
    Round the bags speed
    Fastest & most accurate throw to home from outfield

    Anymore? Most beers consumed in 30 seconds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally! Great call!

  108. primetime says:
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    Grey, Machado for C Seager?

    Or Machado for Seager and Conforto ( I think that is TOOOOOO much)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado — Machado

  109. Baskets says:
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    Alex Wood and Mancini for Kluber Desmond…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  110. Big league choo says:
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    Dynasty 12 team 7×7 OBP + TBs

    C Grandal
    1B Goldy
    2B Odor
    3B Rendon
    SS Villar
    MI Semien
    CI Smoak
    Of Pollock
    Of Khris Davis
    OF Puig
    OF Trumbo
    OF Peralta
    Util Thames
    BN Bour
    BN Carlos Gomez

    P Cueto
    P Stroman
    P Faria
    P Gray
    P Taijuan
    P Wacha
    P Peacock
    Rp Giles, Herrera, Dyson, Miller, Luke Weaver

    Looking to pickup fat Adams, and need to deal away some bats. Which two bats would you look to sell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig, Smoak

  111. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Last one, bigger ROS Puig or Conforto? Seems silly but its been that kind of season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  112. Every29Years says:
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    All about H2H playoffs in September in our 12 teamer… so making moves now with trade deadline approaching. My staff:
    Kershaw, Severino, Verlander, Nova, Taillion, Faria, Happ (streamer?). Would you trade
    1. Nova and Severino for his Greinke?
    2. Nova and Faria for his Greinke?
    3. Nova and Taillon for his Greinke?
    If so, please rank favorite to worst.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do #2

  113. Every29Years says:
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    Forgot to add….would you trade Conforto and Nova for Degrom? My backfill for the extra spot would be Holliday or M Taylor since I could put them on my DL spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  114. Ben says:
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    @Grey:

    Some potentially useful contextual details…

    12 team league, OBP (no AVG), $270 budget, can keep 5 to 8 players.

    I have Matz at $8, could keep him for $12 for next year & $15 the year after. Seager is $19 (could be kept for $23 then $29) and Kemp is $15 (could be kept for $19). Still do the deal? I do have other keeper candidates but I’ve sold a bunch to improve and go for it this year. Matz is fragile but the salary is tempting should he stay healthy (big if).

    My team, in case you want to see other potential keepers

    C Gattis ($10, $15, NA)
    C Posey ($16, $20, $25)
    1b Hosmer ($13, $16, $20)
    2b dozier ($23, $28, $34)
    3b Rendon ($12, $15, $19)
    SS Asdrubal Cabrera ($5, $10, $13, will drop when Nunez is back)
    MI Odor ($14, NA, NA)
    CI M. Carpenter ($17, $21, $26)
    OF C Blackmon ($19, NA, NA)
    OF K Bryant ($15, NA, NA)
    OF J Dyson ($3, $8, $12)
    OF J Pederson ($19, $23, $28, will drop when Holliday is back)
    OF Giancarlo Stanton ($24, $29, $35)
    UT T Joseph ($5, $10, $13, will likely drop if I trade for Seager)
    DL E. Nunez ($10, $13, NA)
    DL M Holliday ($5, $10, $13)

    pitchers:
    Knebel ($5, $10, $13)
    Chapman ($19, $23, NA)
    Britton ($17, NA, NA)
    K Herrera ($14, $17, $21)
    Kershaw ($39, $46, $53)
    Lester ($23, $28)
    Godley ($5, $10, $13)
    Verlander ($13, $16, NA)
    Samardzija ($9, $13, $16)
    R Ray ($9, $13, $16)
    Matz ($8, $12, $15)

  115. ChiCitySox says:
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    I have Frazier at 3rd now, was offered Rendon for Strasburg. Take that offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  116. hankp says:
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    Grey
    I need to cut two hitters in a limited transaction 5×5. Who would you cut from Franco, Bregman, Odubel, Melky and Semien? I need to keep at least 1 of the 3B, but other than that I don’t care too much about their position or relative strengths. Leaning towards cutting Semien and Melky. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

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      Melky, Odubel

  117. jason batteiger says:
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    seriously did the mess intentionally find the worst “doctors” to deal with their pitchers or what?

    “Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen on Sunday revealed that the muscles behind Harvey’s shoulder following his thoracic outlet surgery had “totally atrophied” and were roughly half the size of those on his left shoulder. Warten says that doctors didn’t discover this until the righty was placed on the disabled list last month”

    • Grey

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      Yikes, that sounds terrible

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: worst part is HOW THE F do “doctors” not notice that MUCH earlier? and how would harvey himself not have SOME inkling as to this kind of thing happening? unless he’s literally in a constant state of numbness (and even then you’d NOTICE your muscles being half the size on one part of your body and not the other side)

        • Grey

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          Haha, I know, it’s crazy town

  118. abdoozy says:
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    So Trout’s coming off the DL, yippee. Who do I drop? Choices:
    Peraza
    Happ
    Tapia
    Arcia (the Disney World version)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  119. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    stanton had the right idea on the speed of the pitcher giving the balls, but kraken seemed to have the more optimal time in reference to better consistent swings. also he looked just more comfortable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  120. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h
    Thames for Lester?

    • bobbo says:
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      @bobbo: or Thames for Arrieta?

      • Grey

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        Lester for Thames sounds fair

  121. JUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in the derby!!!!!!!!!! sorry Grey but this is unreal!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

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      Haha, he’s a beast

  122. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 (QS/OPS)
    was offered Cueto for Cole. Yay or nay?

    • Grey

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      Sounds like a decent gamble

  123. Mr. Glass says:
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    In a standard yahoo points league would you flip Adam Jones for Cueto my OF is already Benny biceps, Stanton and Judge I also have Kris Davis and can swap Jose rameriz into the of slot cause I have Donaldson. I could use pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  124. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h
    Rodon for Oh and Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh

  125. MaysHays says:
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    As a beleaguered Cueto and Tanaka owner in a 12-team dynasty, I want to hang onto Tanaka as he at least has a puncher’s chance of being good again, but Cueto can get F’d.

    Drop him for Castillo, Fiers or Chatwood? Castillo has the nasty stuff, but Fiers will get Ws and Chatwood has a cheeky 3.13 ERA and 1.17 WHIP away from Coors.

    • Grey

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      Meh those options don’t excite me much right now

    • Ok likely to take over significant closer roles ROS,

      Kahnle
      Hand
      Boxberger
      Bradley

      All on my roster but Hand.

      • Grey

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        I’d go with the ones you have

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Insane!

      • Absolutely, ok will do thank you Sir

  126. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (QS/OPS) 3 keepers no limits
    Scherzer for Correa?

  127. Wuzzy says:
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    Trade Owings for Franco?

  128. Kelly says:
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    WWGD…I’ve been punting saves all year and don’t have any closers, plan was to get some closers along the way but just got too caught up with picking up the hot bat or SP. Would you try and trade for a closer and then build around him for the fantasy playoffs or just keep going as is? If you’d try and get in the save game, is mcculers for a top closer fair? looks like it based on your rankings

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      @Kelly: or I guess another option is build from the wire…not much out there though

  129. dfrench23 says:
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    14-team 5×5 roto (ERA, WHIP, K, QS and the last category combines Saves and Holds)

    I need Saves or holds.

    My two RPs right now are Betances and Devenski.

    A guy is shopping these four guys “looking for a front line starter for one or two of them. ” which I don’t think he’s going to get unless his definition of “front line” is different than mine.

    Offered:
    Zach Britton RP | BAL
    Santiago Casilla RP | OAK
    Corey Knebel RP | MIL
    Roberto Osuna RP | TOR

    My rotation is Kershaw, Scherzer, Bauer, Duffy, Maeda, Tanaka, Pivetta/Musgrove and others depending on SoN.

    I was thinking offering Duffy for two….good? If so, which two?

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