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Origin Story Alert!  In the Roppongi district of Japan, which sits between Chichibunomiya and Akabanebashi, lives a puppeteer named Goshi.  For his entire life, Goshi worked in the medium of strings and miniature clothes.  Sometimes, due to all the opium he smokes, he’ll forget where he left off one day and start new the next day.  Due to a three-year process of forgetting and starting anew, he accidentally built a puppet that was 75-feet tall and named it Marcell Ozuna.  The puppet simply went by the name, OZUNA.  Elsewhere in Japan, on holiday, Giancarlo Stanton arrived with his family and me in his suitcase (how I’m able to relay the story).  Giancarlo was marveled at everywhere he went, due to sheer handsomeness and size.  One Japanese man said of Giancarlo, “You are like Mt. Fiji of GLOW.”  OZUNA and Giancarlo remained on separate paths for many moons, until one faithful day when an explosion at a nuclear plant caused a giant lizard to emerge from the ocean.  That lizard’s name was Allahzilla, because it originated in the Middle East, according to scientists.  Armed with merely bats, Giancarlo (3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homers) and OZUNA (2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer) beat back Allahzilla and the Cardinals while freeing all of humanity, and fantasy.  Thanks, heroes!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Paul DeJong – 1-for-3, 1 run.  DeJong sounds like Korean brown mustard.  Hmm, he’s from Orlando, Florida.  Maybe he grew up in Epcot.  It’s a DeJong world after all.

Matt Holliday – Aims to return Friday from what can only be described as “old.”  He found Robert Smith’s band apparently.  None of this bodes well for Frazier, who sat yesterday.

Michael Pineda – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.39.  The Regression Fairies heard Pineda is filled pecker cupcake toppers and have not stopped beating on him for weeks.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer.  He’s tied with Joe DiMaggio for most home runs by a Yankee rookie.  Um, there’s still a half a season to go.  The Ghost of Joe DiMaggio is like, “I would’ve let him bang Marilyn.”  Joe D. only gave that permission to seventeen of his closest friends.  Okay, technically, he gave Mantle permission twice, but the first time Mantle was drunk and forgot he asked.

Ji-Man Choi – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer in his first game after being called up.  He should see the bulk of playing time at 1st base for the time being.  Ji-Man is worth chasing for power, and if you’re playing Pokemon Go.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-3 and a slam (10) and legs (12), hitting .255.  This guy went so cold even Eskimos are like, “Yo, put on some mittens, yo shizzes are turning green.”  I believe ‘yo shizzes’ in this example are fingers.

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer, hitting .256.  Also, in this game, Russell Martin (1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 8th homer.  Together, they are Russell/Morales, or simply Ru-Mor.  Or so I’ve heard.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .300.  On our Player Rater, Smoak is practically a top 25 player for all of fantasy.  Or less succinctly, “How is it that people are still asking if they should own him?”

Carlos Santana – Out on paternity leave.  I hope Rob Thomas sends a lovely gift.

Trevor Bauer – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.24.  Dude’s a legit joke.  Eat a Joe Caputo-sized D.  It’s the Padres at home!  I can’t even.  I need to sit down.  Damn it, I am sitting!

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .252.  Hey, lookie lookie, maybe someone decided to join the 2017 season.

Cory Spangenberg – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd game in a row that was decent (two hits, steal on Tuesday).  You might remember Spangenberg as one of the actresses in Bosom Buddies, but he also looks like he might be a rising schmotato.

Jose Pirela – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .304.  Pirela’s schmotatoness has dried up like…Why does every analogy I can think of with drying up kinda gross me out?

Matt Davidson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Yes, he went ice cold after that hot streak earlier this year.  Still more valuable than the schmohawk that is known as Todd Frazier (1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer).

Ryon Healy – Remained sidelined with back spasms.  Spasm is such an ugly word.  Can’t we agree to say his back is dorking out?

Jaycob Brugman – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .215.  Jaycob?  Really?  You married to Alex Cobb?  The Y is silent?  Cool, then it’s unnecessary.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.00.  Stream-o-Nator loved Gray’s start yesterday but is lukewarm on his next start.  It’s at home against the Indians, and I can kinda see going against SON there.

Rajai Davis – 2-for-4, 1 run and four steals (11, 12, 13, 14).  A’s stole six bases yesterday.  Pitchers might’ve had a hard time Holden runners on while Banky’ing on Kevan Smith.

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.67.  I legit have no idea where I’m ranking him in my top 100 for the 2nd half, which will publish next week.  I kinda wanna put him in the top 20, and I also kinda feel he might only throw 40+ innings in the 2nd half.

Zack Godley – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.58.  Fun fact!  When Godley would stand in alphabetical order, he’d stand next to a guy named Cleanliness.  I’ve told you for a few weeks now, I’m in on Godley.  Go with Godley.

Mallex Smith – 4-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th steal.  Apparently, he was just waiting until most people had given up on him ever stealing a base.  Now, you know if you add him, he’s going to stop running again.

Kyle Hendricks – Nearing a rehab assignment.  “If Hendricks went to rehab, we’d have such sweet music now,” said Lawr Michaels probably.

John Lackey – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.20.

Elvis Andrus – Out on paternity leave.  Maybe in 20-something years Elvis’ kid can marry Carlos Santana’s kid, and consolidate both of their record catalogs.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-1, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Though, he left the game after being hit on the hand.  X-rays were negative, but my thoughts are negative about hand x-rays.  He’s just coming out of a season-long slump; please, Fantasy Baseball Overlord!  Have mercy!

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  CarGomez is like a broken clock…Scratch that.  He’s like someone who says “Galapagos Islands” for every Trivial Pursuit question and is right every now and then.

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  In another era, Bogaerts would have negative three homers on the year.

Ervin Santana – 9 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.99.  When I said two months ago that Ervin would be in the All-Star Game, I was being sarcastic!  Jesus Christ Ramirez!

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4 and his 16th steal.  Fee, fie, foh, fum, I smell the blood of a hot schmotato man.

Huston Street – Hit the DL with a groin strain.  Street’s been shut down so many times, he’s wasting our money on healthcare and infrastructure!

Mike Trout – Started rehab games in High-A Inland Empire.  The Inland Empire is the ruling party of Tatooine.  They’re mostly white trash with second-hand droids.

Bud Norris – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 12th save, ERA at 2.29.  Never been so excited to see someone, who I didn’t like six weeks ago, reclaim a closer job.  It’s a fantasy baseball ‘pert’s prerogative to change one’s mind.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-4 and a slam (12) and legs (5), and 2nd home run in as many games.  Polish that Kole up and you got yourself a Kole that likes pierogies, but he does seem hot.

Parker Bridwell – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  Don’t do it.  Don’t fall for the banana in the ol’ tailpipe.

Jason Vargas – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.62.  Was beginning to think the musk Vargas wears was keeping the Regression Fairies away all season.

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, and 3rd homer in as many games.  Moistasskiss!

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .278.  Nothing like the year Cain…Sugar! had 2015, but definite bounce back from last year.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Here we go again already with three homers in five games for Zunino?

Jean Segura – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (9), and has four hits in two of the last four games.  It’s a radiation vibe Segura’s grooving on.  Shine on!  Shine on!  Shine on!  Sorry, I am just singing the song on my iTunes now.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Two years ago, you’d be like, “Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, Cruz is so money Benji Franklin needs to get his wigged-out ass off the hunny and put Cruz on there.”  Now?  Well, he’s doing a’ight.

Keon Broxton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .239, and a home run the previous game.  I like Broxton, so don’t take this the wrong way, but homey Ks a lot.  If he qualifies this year, he will have the 2nd highest strikeout percentage since 1871.  1st highest is Joey Gallo of this year.

Devin Mesoraco – Hit the DL with a strained left shoulder.  He strained his shoulder when he caught his reflection in the mirror and gave himself a fright.  You ever wonder what Phantom of the Opera and Rocky Dennis’ baby would look like?  Look no further!

Jon Gray – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA 3.75.  He also pitchslapped Scott Feldman for the longest home run by a Rockies player this year, measured at 467 feet.  Some Canadian right now is like, “That’s only 142 meters, big whoop.”

Ben Lively – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.80.  Maybe it’s confirmation bias, but think every start of his prior to this was decent.  Maybe I don’t know what confirmation bias is.  Never the hoo!  This was the first start I sent Lively out for me.  Laces out!

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Classic Maikel if he gets hot right as the break hits.  Classic.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.43.  Eek.  I knew Cole was struggling, but 4.43 ERA.  Ray Searage is the effin’ Santa Claus of baseball narratives.  Do a profile on CNN about Ray Searage, because he’s fake news!

Daniel Norris – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.29.  Every pitcher who was supposed to take the next step this year, did exactly that.  Only they were standing on a cliff holding an anvil.

Sam Dyson -1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save in the last week.  Maybe Texas was the problem.  Cust kayin’.

Gorkys Hernandez – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 7th steal, hitting .236.  It’s Gorkys’ Revenge!

Ender Inciarte – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, and his 7th homer.  I keep telling you how much I love Ender in a totally straight way, not there’s anything wrong with either way, but I don’t get the sense the same love can be applied to Ender for the rest of you.  He’s top 50 in fantasy value on the year.  Fo’reallies.

George Springer – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd steals!  Halleberrylujah!  I wanna send flowers to the the catcher who allowed these steals!  What’s his name?  What?  Yes, I want to send flowers to him.  Give me his name please.  Why do you keep saying flowers?  Okay, I’m going to ask one more time!  WHAT’S HIS NAME?!

   
  1. McSkooshin says:
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    That’s a quality headline right there

  2. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey,

    Someone dropped Smoak in my league. Do you think he can keep the pace? I have 4th priority waiver out of 10.

    My options to drop are: Tapia, Maybin, Owings, Doolittle. I need some SB, so that’s why I have Tapia and Maybin, but I guess I could live without them. Who would you drop?

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

    Would you drop Eric Thames for Tommy Pham?

    Thanks!

  4. Great Bambino says:
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    For ROS.. Would you drop Thames or Maybin for Pham? Or hold?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Great Bambino: Id lose Maybin for Pham

    • TheOne says:
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      @Great Bambino: you bugging fam. Sit Thames on your bench and plug hum back in when hes hot 2nd half. Dont drop Thames cause you’ll cry at [email protected]Great Bambino:

      Maybin is stud. Dont him for Pham. Pham is nothing but a hot streak. Hes is not a good hitter nor can he steal

  5. scythe says:
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    For ROS, is it fair to trade my Wood for K. Bryant?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @scythe: I’d easily want the Bryant side of that deal

  6. Hugman says:
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    Dyson pitched a perfect inning tonight, homie.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Hugman: Poor Sam Dyson. Those ERs will get him no matter what!!

  7. Hugman says:
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    Oh and here’s a legit question. Jordan Montgomery, Cahill, Faria. Best to worst ROS roto if you please.

    • Dozier says:
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      @Hugman: I own 66% of these players and will be interested to see the responses to this one!

    • Kepler? Damn Near Killed Her says:
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      I drafted Pujols expecting Top 100 production in my Utility slot but got saggy old man stats instead (.662 OPS??!!) I dropped him today for a Wacha stream.

      Is his goose cooked? He swooned in July/August last year and I’m already bracing myself for someone else to ride the wave of respectable production in the 2nd half.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Hugman: Faria, Montgomery, Cahill…really could go any which way with these guys

      • Joel Huggins says:
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        @Grey: Me too! Alright, let’s form a political party!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  8. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Love me a good origin story but this one falls quite short of your epic Fantasy Baseball Overlord. Should have led with Judge blurb –> hilarious!

  9. Indecisive Fantasy Baseball Manager who has already made too many moves this season says:
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    will I regret dropping Eric Thames for Tommy Pham this season?

  10. muskysmell says:
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    Byron Buxton with his first back-to-back games of multiple hits for the season. No way am I saying is he finally turning it around…but I made a speculative add on my bench just in quesadilla.

    Cheap lotto ticket.

    • Alex says:
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      @muskysmell: I want to do the same. Who’s the drop, Margot, Tapia, Peralta?

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Alex: tapia probably but he’s pretty good too.

  11. Scott says:
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    Does kela close in Texas when he gets off the DL? He is reported to be back once play resumes after the break. Thanks

  12. Packers says:
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    Great write up. Loved the lede , Judge and Springer blurbs.

  13. Mike says:
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    I’ve got Nunez and trout waiting to return to my lineup. Of the below, who gets dropped:
    Mazara, peralta, chisenhall, Clint Frazier, Chris Taylor

  14. Tigres says:
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    Ha! Flowers! I saw Springer got 2 steals, and immediately thought of you Grey.

  15. Gomes says:
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    As a resident of Japan and Ozuna owner, I salute you and your lede.

    – Start Faria at home vs. Boston? Sox bats went cold last night and Faria hasn’t had a bad game yet (so he’s due?)

    – Love Tapia, but is he a drop for Dyson if I need steals?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gomes: Thanks! I think you have to start Faria, obviously risky… I’d want Dyson, yeah

      • Gomes says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  16. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the write-up, engaging as ever.

    a. On Bridwell, I did some investigation. He was drafted as an 18-year old out of high school by the Os. Every step of the way has been a learning process, but he’s steadily improved at each level. When he repeated AA after the previous year’s stint at AA he was better etc. (Not that AA also not that AAA.) The same happened at AAA. Just saying with all the crap pitching out there and the plethora of HRs being hit, he’s not bad. Boy you talked me into not signing him up. Good job.

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for July 6

    Murdock: ‘- No further reports.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- I wanna go out with the extraction team.’

    Murdock: ‘- Denied.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Denied?’

    Murdock: ‘- Unnecessary risk.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- We have a schedule to keep. – We don’t know if Rambo’s alive.’

    MP: ‘- The odds are against it.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘You said we’d go through as planned.’

    Murdock: ‘OK. If you want to go through with it, we will. Colonel’s joining the extraction team. You’re a damn good man, Trautman.’

    [Indigenous Co and Rambo reach the drop off point. Before going on land, Indigenous Co says something in Viet to the Captain of the boat, something like we will back and wait for us. Spoken only in Viet.]

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): See? Camp empty. We move closer. Cycle girl whore from village.’

    Rambo: ‘Come on.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘- What is it?’

    Rambo: ‘- A bow. No sound. You’re not going in there.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘But I thought you’re supposed only to take pictures. – What about orders?’

    Rambo: ‘- No more orders, Co.’

    [Rambo’s on full commando mode. Rambo leaves Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!) at the entry to the village which is heavily fortified. Rambo, armed only with his hunting knife and a bow and arrow to remain silent, makes like a chameleon and navigates to the hut where American POWs are being held. They are being held in squalor, barely alive, most are ill with fever-like symptoms with no ceiling fan or air conditioning units.]

    Rambo: ‘I’ve come to get you out. Don’t talk.’

    [Rambo unties the POW from the cross that he’s been tied onto.]

    POW 1: ‘- There are others.’

    Rambo: ‘- I’ll be back.’

    [Too bad Governor Schwarzenegger wasn’t there to say ‘I’ll be back’, but I digress.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

  17. Zeus says:
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    Apt description of the inland empire there.

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: I’m currently at Starbucks on 3rd and 44th eavesdropping on two baseball reporters. Trying to figure out who they are. Nothing juicy yet.

  18. Boy Wonder says:
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    Drop any of Thames, Souza, Maybin, Taylor for Pham

  19. ty says:
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    Great write up as always G. Ok, Bundy as you warned us a while back is turning into hot stinky garbage. My candidates to drop for. Fiers, Feldman, Urena or J. Ross. Needs are W’s, K’s and WHIP.

    Also, i’d like to get rid of the boring C. Santana. I’m thinking more upsidey. Merrifield, Scooter, Margot Pham. I’m in a 12 team 5×5. I’m getting back Trout, Freeman and Conforto in the near future. I’m wondering if Conforto will even play when he gets back?

    I’ve been middle of the pack all year and i’m looking to make my usual 2nd half run. My hitting has kept me from plummeting but my pitching has been poor and unlucky. Lester , Cueto, Quintana, Severino, Wood, Faria Bundy. Herrera and Knebel. If I dump bunny I might be in good shape.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Urena and Ross are close, though likely streamers… Margot for SBs, Pham for everything…. Doubt it on Conforto…

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for the reply homie ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. J-Hova says:
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    Great write up, thanks Grey! Odor getting hot has made me so happy, not just since i own him everywhere but for the guy who called you out for loving him in his fan graphs bold predictions back in March…

    I’m up 40 hrs & 50 RBI’s in my 10 team Roto. Hoping Springers steals were an indication that he’ll be running every now and then. I have Tapia at UTIL. Should i drop for Buxton or drop and use Hittertron for daily steals?

    Last, did you listen to the Jay Z. Word is it’s on Apple music tomorrow so i’m not going through the Tidal mess like i did for Life of Pablo. If you have, is it worth a listen?

    • Grey

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      @J-Hova: I’d try Buxton — I like the new Jay Z, have been listening to it for a week, I did not go through Tidal… If you do some Google sleuthing you can find it without Tidal…

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah, i’m just super lazy with pirating and streaming these days. If it’s not on Apple tomorrow then I’ll seek it out. I’ve never been a huge Jay Z fan, i find his catalog hit or miss and albums super inconsistent though Blueprint 1 is a personal fav.

        Just listened to the Podcast. I LOVE Halp, he’s one of my favorites on the site but man do i feel old as hell taking fantasy advice from someone who doesn’t know who Guru is!!

        • Grey

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          I hear ya on Guru, but, hey, I know who Guru is tho, right? Plus, Halp’s attorney, so not that young…. I don’t love Jay-Z either, think he’s overrated, the album’s solid tho, don’t think it’s Kendrick Lamar or anything tho

          • J-Hova says:
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            @Grey:

            Yep, agreed, i’m just really old. hard to believe i’m at the age where Guru and Prodigy are dead. I think Prodigy was like 17 or 18 when Shook Ones II was recorded. Agree on Jay Z. I’m a fan of the Vince Staples. It’s a tad electronic but it flows really well. Kendrick has a nice feature on it as well.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like Vince Staples too, I like the Open Mike Eagle that knucks suggested above (maybe below, I’m on my phone)

              • J-Hova says:
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                @Grey: I

                Been meaning to check the Open Mike Eagle. Allot of my favorite rappers seem to really like him

                Last two quick questions,
                1) Do you trust Gausman at MINN for a stream. He’s been very good his past two starts
                2) Speaking of checking this on your phone, i’m always on the site through my phone. Have you considered an app for the tools. My iPhone is old and the DK optimizer takes some time to load.

                • J-Hova says:
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                  @J-Hova:

                  *meant you and Rudy

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  1. Hell no 2. Apps cost money to make

  21. I am the Walrus says:
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    ROS Gardner or Pham?

  22. Jim says:
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    Thanks, Grey. Enjoyed the write-up!
    Boston seems to be crushing everyone lately.
    Pitch Faria vs Boston today ( in Tampa)?

    • Grey

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      @Jim: I think you have to, tho it is risky

  23. Armchair QB says:
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    Start Cueto today vs DET?

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Armchair QB: I am but don’t feel great about it

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Armchair QB: just scratched because of an ear infection

      • Grey

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        Thankfully!

        • mthom42 says:
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          @Grey: Ha! Hopefully he’ll get the Padres at home after the break

          • mthom42 says:
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            @mthom42: make that at SD

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Agreed!

  24. mthom42 says:
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    Semien’s back!! Dropped Story and rolling with Semien. Smart? H2H pts (-1 for K)

    • knucks says:
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      @mthom42: Smart? Maybe. A gamble for sure. I’d temper expectations with Semien’s power returning immediately, as its a wrist injury. I’m holding Story as long as possible. Watching Valaika hit last night had me somewhat nervous. I believe that Grey has said a few times that he’d hold him until he’s demoted (which is a possibility if he doesn’t remove head from ass shortly after the break).

    • Fungazi says:
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      @mthom42: There won’t be a happy ending to this story for Trevor and his 35% k rate. Semien ain’t much better tho breh

    • Grey

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      @mthom42: Hopefully it works out, Story has upside but seems totally lost

  25. Just Busted says:
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    Yahoo0, H2H, 12 team, 5×5

    Pineda or J.A. Happ ROS?

    Thanks!

  26. Earl says:
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    1) Would you give up Yu Darvish for Joey Votto? Is it even close or Votto by alot?

    2) Would you give up Mark Trumbo for Will Myers or is that just pretty even ie. tomatoes for potatoes?

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Earl: 1) Votto, it’s fair. 2) Potato, potatoh. Still expecting Trumbo to go on a HR binge. Myers chips in steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: Agree with Cram

  27. Bristol says:
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    BLAKE Lively??? Freudian Slip? Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bristol: HAHA, of course I made that mistake

  28. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Carlos Martinez for Josh Donaldson?

    • Cram It says:
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      @bobbo: Fair, depends on needs.

      • bobbo says:
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        @Cram It: given how crazy the pitching landscape is I could use someone that can give some solid stats and not hurt me too much. I’ve got a surplus of bats right now and my trade deadline is tomorrow. What about offering Encarnacion for Martinez, is that a reasonable counter? What about Cueto for Encarnacion? Thanks all!

        • Cram It says:
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          @bobbo: You can do the original one you said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: Agree with Cram

  29. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    I’ve been expecting that Smashing Pumpkin reference for a while now with Godley haha. I was obsessed with that album 20 years ago.

  30. Luke T says:
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    Mr. Grey,
    Can you please rank my pitchers ROS. I have a couple coming off the DL and I need to either drop them or drop someone for them. Thank you. w, qs, k, whip, era, s. Punted saves, using rp with sp eligibility. I know its a lot, but I have the best offense in the league so only one bench bat.

    Carrasco
    C Mart
    Tanaka
    A. Wood
    JA Happ
    Samardzija
    J. Gray
    Godley
    Peacock
    Bundy
    M Montgomery
    Aaron Sanchez -DL
    Brandon McCarthy – DL

    Thank You!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Luke T: You can drop Montgomery, Peacock and Bundy.

  31. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Thames for Segura?

  32. Tony C says:
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    My pitching staff in 12 team h2h:
    Verlander, McCullers, Paxton, Gausman, Montgomery, Happ, Nelson, Hoffman and Hendricks-DL
    RP Knebel and Herrera
    Should I add Devenski, Archie, Neris, Urena, Pivetta, Blackburn or Nolasco and drop Hoffman or anyone else?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tony C: I’d stream his spot. Otherwise, Devenski for ratio/K help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: I’d drop Hoffman, Gausman and Montgomery — Devenski, Bradley and stream

  33. Gonzo says:
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    Rudy’s ROS player rater has Tim Anderson beating Semien, but what say you Sir Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo: I’d go Semien

  34. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    My team is in death spiral mode after Trea Turner. How would you rank, Mallex, Buxton, Tapia, Zimmer for ROS or until Turner mends? Goddamn Cubs are assholes.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Make Richie Sexson Again: Tapia at home, Zimmer against righties, Mallex if you want steals, and Buxton if you want an aneurysm.

      • Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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        @Cram It: It’s a $1 per transaction so I would like to avoid swapping them in and out. I need steals so I guess its Mallex.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: Ha! (re: aneurysm part)

        FWIW – Tapia may be back to the bench pretty soon, unless Cargo gets traded. Beat writers have Desmond back right after ASB – apparently Desmond wasn’t told about being placed on the DL until after the fact and felt he was fine to keep playing.

  35. Cram It says:
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    Did Gray really hit it 467 ft? Sheesh.

    Regarding Lindor….MLB network was breaking down what was wrong with Lindor like a week ago. They showed how he was swinging for the fences more this season but how he’s leveled it out just recently. Tom Verducci reiterated this during the game last night, pointing out how much more level his swing was = 3 hits. I don’t own him anywhere so I really don’t give a sh*t other than for people to stop complaining about him. He’ll be fine! Those SB’s doe….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Yeah, Gray is a beast, a sexy, dirty beast… Interesting on Lindor

  36. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    How can you have a Blake Lively blurb with no picture?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Haha, most embarrassing brain fart

  37. Adam says:
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    Schwarber getting called up
    Would u drop chisenhall to pick him up?

    • knucks says:
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      @Adam: Maybe to throw him in my Catcher slot and pretend he’s not there for now. Otherwise I’m not into Schwarber, prob because I read alot of Razz and I don’t think we are much for Schwarber here. But Lonnie Chizz isn’t the biggest loss in the world, so I say go for it! Also, my name is Adam. So I wrote this entire comment as an inner monologue.

      Looking good buddy…. looks like that rash is starting to heal.

  38. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in the top 3 and hoping to tweak a few things to continue my push for 1st. See anyplace I should look to improve? 10 team weekly league

    Ramos
    Rizzo
    Cano
    Arenado
    Lindor
    Story
    Ramirez
    Judge
    JD
    JBJ
    Pollock
    Reynolds

    Addison Reed
    Iglesias
    Giles
    Sale
    McCullers
    Paxton
    Devenski

    Bench:
    Pineda
    Walker
    Melancon
    Arcia
    Beltre
    Maybin
    Alonso
    Conforto
    M Taylor

    I’d prefer to have one more solid SP since its a weekly league. And my outfield feels as though it’s likely to regress/disappoint. Thoughts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Test Kitchen: Team looks fine. Tough to tell who to replace with no context of who’s available. But you could always stream, say Pineda or a bench bats spot.

      • Test Kitchen says:
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        @Cram It: thanks, wasn’t necessarily worried about waiver guys, was more looking to see if you saw any major weaknesses as then I’d try to address them with who was available or via trade. I’ll definitely stream Pineda

  39. joeg414 says:
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    Anyone like Chad Kuhl today vs Philly ? Or maybe even going forward , not much SP out there .

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @joeg414: I’m starting him in one league, but I also can’t pronounce the work “particularly” so what I do means nothing.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @joeg414: …or type “word”

  40. Not your average Joe says:
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    Grey – I have two adds left this week. I have a surplus of hitters but also a weak back end to the rotation. Would you use any of my remaining two add/drops of the week on one or more of the following players?

    FA Hitters: Arcia, Merrifield, Margot, Melky
    FA Pitchers: Kennedy, Cahill

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Smoak; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Duvall, Mancini, D.Santana ; Util – Pham ; Bench – Adams, Freeman, Souza
    SP – Severino, Montgomery, Wood, Taillon, Hammel, Chacin
    RP – Holland, Wilson, Reed, LeClerc
    DL – Desmond, Kela

  41. Sdub88 says:
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    Are you starting Montgomery today vs Milwaukee? 10 team H2H – W, QS, ERA, K, WHIP, K/9, SV league.

    currently up 3-0 in Wins, 2-1 in Quality Starts, 2.91-3.31 in ERA, 9.55-6.61 in K/9, and 23-12 in Ks.

    Have 7 more starts this week including Carrasco, Scherzer, Severino, Clevinger, Duffy, Peacock, and Nelson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sdub88: I am, not confident about it

  42. BAC says:
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    5×5 OBP

    Worth dropping DeShields for Buxton?

  43. AntBanks says:
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    Points league where I picked up Freddie Freeman as a DL stash and don’t really have a spot for him in my lineup. I have 3 options.

    Option 1:
    Replace Bour with Freeman

    Option 2:
    Trade Bautista/Freeman for Blackmon (leaving Bour active)

    Option 3:
    Trade Stanton/Freeman for Trout (leaving Bour active)

    I’m leaning Option 2 to get Bautista out of my lineup, but that means I’m saying no to Trout.

  44. James Stechschulte says:
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    Do you think Villar will continue to suck this bad – as you said with Broxton, homie K’s a lot!

    He just got dropped in my league and I am first on waivers so I am going to use it to pick him up as I need bags and runs and what’s better than a lead off with speed. It’s a 10 team ESPN standard ROTO league.

    Other guys on waivers with speed are: Deshields, Dyson, Broxton, Davis, Margot, Smith, CarGomez

    Which is best of those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @James Stechschulte: I don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel… Could see trying Dyson for SBs or Margot

  45. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    6×5 including obp, 10 team, h2h.

    Someone in the league owns both Sevirino and Archer. Archer is rated much higher in the ROS rankings. Which of the two would you trade for?

    Also, thinking of offering either Abreu or Smoak. Who would you offer?

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

    SP – Godley, Taillon, Pineda, Alex Wood, Peacock, Matz, Samardzija, Hill
    RP – Addison Reed, Jim Johnson

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. ryanoger says:
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    1. Starting Robbie Ray @LAD?

    2. …and worth streaming Mike Mont home against MIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: 1. Everywhere until further notice 2. I am

  47. John Hagar says:
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    Best opening ever! (arguably) Grey, the best!!

  48. lwomack58 says:
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    Pham over Souza? Thanks

  49. ctrengove says:
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    Your Smoak blurb made me chuckle. Somehow Smoak was still available in my league back in week 10. Even though I had 3 1Bmen on my team, I snagged Smoak and haven’t looked back since. Wil Myers has been a sufficient pine rider as a result.

  50. E says:
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    Kind of a loaded question but lets see if you can offer some guidance. 12 team h2h, keep 4 players, 5×5 plus OBP and K/BB

    I am in 2nd place and obviously gunning for the championship. One of the bottom feeders has offered me the below trade.

    AJ Pollock (19th round keeper)
    Ryan Braun
    JT Realmuto

    Jimmy Nelson (23rd round keeper)
    Dallas Keuchel (9th round keeper)

    For MY

    Gary Sanchez (23rd round keeper)
    Eric Thames (23rd round keeper)

    Luis Castillo (23rd round keeper)
    Michael Pineda (13th round keeper)

    I think I lose a little power in this deal but the addition of Nelson and Keuchel would obviously improve my SP which is being brought down currently by Verlander and Salazar

    Thanks for taking the time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: I’d take it

  51. Grey!!! I had a stellar pitching day yesterday between Gray/Cole and Holland. I don’t want that to be undone today so how bad are these matchups and would you sit any (or all) of them? Thinking of sitting Folty and Faria.

    Folty @ Was
    McCullers @ Tor
    Faria vs Bos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Folty’s not good, sit him

      • @Grey:

        Thank you good sir! Sent Marte/Duvall/Maurer for Altuve the other day based on your recommendation. Reaping the benefits! Rizzo, Altuve, Stanton, hell even Salvy Perez has 17 dingers, and I’ll hopefully have a healthy Trea back in Sept.

        • Grey

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          Nice!

  52. Rick MaHorn says:
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    Ayo Grey! Have a keeper league trade question. 12×12 head to head categories. I am 17 games back from first right now, if my team could string together a few strong weeks in a row I could be right back in it. But I think I was offered a trade that might be too good to pass up.

    Offer is: I get Trea Turner (who I can keep in the 10th round next season) and I give up Kluber and Abreu.

    I can keep 4 players each season, based on round value I can keep them in, my no-brainer keepers are Harper, Lindor, and Myers. My current 4th would be McCullers or Ray. If I pick-up Turner though, he would be great value next season. Only hesitation I have is that I would be sacrificing a lot for this season. I would hope to stay afloat until Turner comes back.

    C: McCann
    1B: Abreu
    2B: Happ
    3B: Healy, Bregman
    SS: Lindor
    OF: Harper, Yelich, Myers, Tapia
    UTIL: Hanley
    DL: Bird

    SP: Kluber, McCullers, Ray, Pineda, Stroman, Clevinger, Faria,
    RP: Rivero, Reed, Neshek
    DL: Morton

    Sorry to bore with all of the details, I am new to fantasy baseball and want to make sure I’m not getting ripped off.

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick MaHorn: Tough call, I’d take Who is going to replace Kluber? i.e., who’s the best SP on waivers

      • Rick MaHorn says:
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        @Grey: SP Waiver wire is pretty scarce, would probably pick up someone like Justin Hoffman, Lamet, Urena, Alex Meyer – or someone of that caliber.

        • Grey

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          Tough call, depends on how confident you are you can win this year… Kluber could help you there, those waiver wire SPs won’t

          • Rick MaHorn says:
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            @Grey: That’s my dilemma, I don’t want to pack in the season but Trea would give me great keeper value for the next few seasons. I’ll chew on it.

            Thanks for your help, Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  53. Robert Schroeder says:
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    I was offered Nelson Cruz & Greinke for Kris Bryant. Can I pass that up? I have Kyle Seager & Freddie Freeman soon to fill my 3B

    • apox says:
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      @Robert Schroeder: I’m not sure that Freeman will get 3B eligibility before big fat Matt Adams is traded.

  54. omar says:
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    Need offensive help and looking to flip a SP for and infielder. Which one rest of season? Segura or Dozier??

  55. waffles says:
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    Pomeranz (@TB) or Clevinger (DET) ?

  56. knucks says:
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    After reading your comments/posts and listening to the latest pod, I traded away Berrios (he was my 4th best SP) for Ender last night.

    Now I have a reason to watch Braves games, yippe! Does anyone know if they broadcast the Freeze’s runs on the MLB.tv package?

    Also moved Price (bleckkk) for Jimmy Nelson. Drafted him reallllly late because no one wanted to deal with him… And been waiting to move him since I realized he was still sitting in my DL a week or so before he was activated. Very happy with the return. Went back and found that Nelson post that Lance wrote a few weeks back. Has me giddy.

    Thanks for providing the best fantasy material on the interwebs. I hope that you got your 2017 Charo selfie over the holiday. Are you gonna tweet it out or what!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Ha, nice… I saw Charo, but I was eating a bratwurst and then didn’t see her later… Sad emoji

  57. I dunno if Rudy cares, but Severino is currently ranked below Junior Guerra in QS 6×6 format ROS.

    Just seemed kinda weird…

    • of course i care :)

      severino was deflated because I had been gunshy on his playing time. i just goosed him up so you should see him creep up tomorrow.

      fwiw, if you are unconcerend about a player’s playing time, I’d just use the $/Game estimate. On that metric, Severino is well above Guerra.

  58. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord my friend, hello and welcome to Thursday. Did you happen to watch Snowfall last night? I enjoyed it, definitely worth a watch. I can see it progressing well.

    Who are your top 3 out of this group

    Melky Cabrera
    Mark trumbo
    Josh reddick
    Steven Souza
    Cameron maybin
    Domingo Santana
    Ian Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare!: Damn, I forgot to DVR Snowfall, I wanna watch it… I will watch On Demand now… Souza, Desmond, Trumbo

  59. IV says:
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    1) 12 team 6×6 (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPx K, Era, Whip, k/9, QS, Sv+Hlds) H2H league

    Took over a bottom of the pack team half way through the season and bad Bumgarner on the DL. With his recent shellings in his rehab starts, would it make sense to move him for immediate help now on the off chance he is not like himself the rest of the year?

    2) Different league, 12 team 6×6 (OPSxQS) Roto/H2H hybrid. Keep 4

    Get: Trout + lower pick
    Give: Donaldson+ Cole+ Edwin adías + higher pick

    I have Rendon at 3rd (yahoo league so less hitters overall and 2 flexes) and Wood and McCullers anchoring my staff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @IV: 1. Sure 2. Yes

      • IV says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. MJP says:
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    C.Taylor or Story ROS?

    • knucks says:
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      @MJP: Yikes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJP: Story

  61. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Looks like that sweet $5 Bellinger keeper for my $33 Kluber trade may not happen.

    Assuming that falls through, what do you think about either of the following trades I’ve been offered in the same H2H keep-5 OBP OPS league (12 teams)?

    Springer ($19 next year) for my Kluber ($33)

    or

    Thames ($5 next year) for my Nola ($5) + Stroman ($16)

    Any preference between the two? Thames I still like for power, and his AVG issues don’t matter as long as he walks.

    For reference, thanks to some hilarious trading, my pitching staff is Kershaw, Kluber, McCullers ($4), Thor (for H2H playoffs), Hill, Cole, Nola, Stroman, E-Rod, Cahill, streamer spot . . . (don’t worry, I didn’t draft Kershaw, Kluber, or Thor!).

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – will try for Thames and go from there!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  62. John says:
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    Hysterical. Best story yet!!!!

  63. Matthew Lehman says:
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    stream pivetta tomorrow vs SD ($4.4)?

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Except Trevor Bauer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never Trevor Bauer, effin’ trevor bauer

  64. Jim says:
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    Semien or Andrelton Simmons, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Simmons

  65. Good Wood says:
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    Hello.

    Would you drop Lorenzo Cain for Michael Taylor or Mallex Smith or am I just rearranging lawn chairs?

    Thanks!

  66. BSA70 says:
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    Bringing my comment from the Trolling Deep yesterday with a CI/3rd angle
    Thinking about pulling the plug for now on Pujols and grabbing Bregman – I have Scooter for the short term and Nunez coming back for the long term.
    Having a Houston infield with Correra, Altuve, Bregman can bring its own set of balance issues but then again my outfield has Benini and Betts.
    I was hoping Pujols would at least be consistent. CDavis comes back and so does my K numbers.

      • BSA70 says:
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        @Grey: Plus there’s a part of me that would like to make Al-Koholic pay for dropping Bregman. Battling with him for first in our keeper.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  67. Jim says:
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    Let me add lot that question please since I have a few leagues w SS issues

    Please rank ROS:
    Semien, Simmons, Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Simmons, Semien

  68. Slimcompoop says:
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    Streamonator is giving Tomlin a -$0.5 vs. the Padres. Everything says no, but need to stay up on IP over my opponent. C’mon…give me a nudge:)

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Are you watching Twin Peaks: The Return?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I never saw the original and would like to watch that first before update… Worth it?

          • apox says:
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            @Grey: my goodness, yes. The original Twin Peaks is amazing. Season 2 gets a bit too much at times, but it’s still a great example of Lynchian narrative structure. I only wanted the pilot of this season (3), and it was good. I’m waiting for them all before I devote a weekend to binge watching it.

            • i’m watching it for the first time. 2 episodes into season 2. enjoying it. i appreciate weirdness more now than I would’ve when it first aired.

              • funniest tangent in watching twin peaks is finding all the seinfeld characters. so far i’m up to 4 (including both of george costanza’s in-laws)

                • knucks says:
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                  @Rudy Gamble: Wait. What? Rudy please elaborate, this sounds fascinating. Is Jerry (Audrey’s uncle) Kramer?

                  • ha! here’s who i’ve spotted so far: Mr & Mrs Ross (the doctor and laura kramer’s mom), the marble rye lady (Season 2, Meals on Wheels lady with creepy son), and the cable guy who kramer keeps dodging (walter).

                    • knucks says:
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                      @Rudy Gamble: Incredible! My girl’s gonna be so happy when I get home and inform her that we need to start TP over solely for this purpose (no she’s won’t).

                      Looking forward to the day that Grey finishes the show and we get a Twin Peaksy lede and title on a sleeper post or something next spring.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah I love Lynch too… might binge it all at some point

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: You really should. And its all accessible through Netflix for the most part. Just know that the first episode of the series plays more like a movie. So give yourself the 90 mins or so or watch it in parts. I’m watching the newer episodes through Amazon Prime, as we don’t do the cable thing. Additional $8 a month for the rest of the summer/fall for Showtime. Very worth it to me. Gonna check out that stand-up show that Jim Carrey produced while we have it, but forget what its called.

                • Grey

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                  I actually watched the first episode this past winter planning on watching it in anticipation of the new series, but I just couldn’t get into it

                  • knucks says:
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                    @Grey: Yea heard the same from my brother and a couple others. I def recommend that you try to stick it out. It gets much better. The early 90s throwback feels make me so happy. As far as the newer episodes… they really allow Lynch to let loose and do his thing. Which could lose some people, but it was the reason I was so happy to hear that it was going to be on Showtime and not some cable channel. I don’t know what the F is going on in that show right now, but I’m loving it.

                    • Grey

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                      I love Lynch for that reason, and you’ve convinced me, I will try it again! Tho, prolly after a few other shows

                    • knucks says:
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                      @knucks: Woooo! (hope you don’t hate it)

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Totally worth it, but you do need to watch the first two seasons for the new episodes to make sense (if Twin Peaks ever makes sense). Since you’re starting from square one…watch the first season. Process what is going on and then watch “Fire Come Walk with Me”. Then go back and watch season two. As a previous commenter mentioned, season two is a little strange (cause there’s different writers…per usual with most pilot shows that get renewed), but it’s still really good. Then I’d get into the new season while trying to avoid internet interpretations of what everything all means. That’s the beauty of Twin Peaks (and David Lynch)…different people can watch it and get completely different interpretations of how the storyline progresses.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sweet, thanks!

              • Slimcompoop says:
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                @Grey: No problem. You help me everyday. If I can help you once or twice a year, I feel better about our online relationship:)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks, ‘poop!

        • knucks says:
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          @Slimcompoop: I have so much too say. And this would be an ideal place to discuss it for me. But I’ll wait until we all get caught up.

          Gotta light?

          I’ll leave it there for now. This past Sunday without an episode was brutal.

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @knucks: Totally agree. I was all geared up for it (especially after the last episode…holy shizz). If we can get Grey and Rudy caught up, Razzball might need to make a new computer generated service under “tools” to analyze the white lodge/black lodge critique of current players:)

            • knucks says:
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              @Slimcompoop: HAH!

              ^^ Fantastic Comment ! ^^

              Where is the Like button on this thing??

  69. Big league choo says:
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    Dynasty league with QS

    Josh hader and Luke weaver both hit the ww

    Would you drop one of Cahill, peacock, wacha for some rookie nookie 2nd half?

  70. dtbran says:
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    Waste last move to add Schwarber and drop Wieters or hold

  71. Murph says:
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    Morning grey!
    1 Could use some steals -drop peraza for Byron buxton? (I have peraza in OF displaced by Murphy, story and schoop)
    2 or drop rich hill or manaea to get buxton?
    Thanks – may sound nuts but I’ve had a monocle on buxton all season and he’s finally fogging the glass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Nah 2. Meh

  72. Steve Vachon says:
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    Is this a fair trade? Freeman and Bellinger for Goldy and D.Norris (rp).

  73. lwomack58 says:
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    Been offered Dozier for my D. Duffy-would you make this trade?

  74. Reece King says:
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    Pham or Drury? Points keeper format

  75. Huffin Gas says:
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    So, who drafted Trea 1, Odor 2 and Freeman 3 this year? Let me see hands please.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        My hand is raised.

  76. Alex says:
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    After dropping Peraza, my starting SS is Story. I’m playing with the idea of trading for an upgrade before dropping Story. Which of these guys would be the best sell-high in return for someone like Xander?

    Wood, Severino, Berrios, Manaea?

  77. Rizzo boy says:
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    Do you see a second half turn around for Verlander? Would you rather have him or Shark for second half?

  78. Sick Ranchez says:
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    Grey,

    Gonna trade a pitcher. Which one should I keep if I’m trying to win this year?

    Carlos Carrasco – not a keeper
    Or
    Luis Severino – 12th Round keeper

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  79. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Whoops – final one came in from another owner (our keeper deadline is approaching in a few weeks) . . .

    $5 Lamb keeper for my non-keepable Thor (this owner is angling for H2H playoffs too, which start in Sept.).

    I’m assuming you like the Lamb side . . . do you prefer this deal to the $5 Thames for Stroman/Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb, not close… Lamb over Thames

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. Duke says:
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    Yo Grey!

    I was looking at our wire this morning and the razzball ROS—In a 5×5 OBP league, would you drop either Jackie Bradley or Steven Souza Jr for Carlos Gomez, or hold?

    cheers,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  81. Pipa says:
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    Do you think Shaw for Gio is solid, or do you think Shaw is worth more than that?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth more

      • Pipa says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I told the guy, he is being stingy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  82. oooocali says:
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    keeper league, you can keep 5 guys a year at

    Trade: $10 jake lamb, $10 severino, $10 sean manea and dustin pedroia FOR $15 grienke, $10 samardzija, $30 robinson cano, $16 aroldis chapman

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  83. oooocali says:
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    same guy from above with different trade idea…what side of these trades you on?

    keeper league, you can keep 5 guys a year, im trying to win this year:

    $10 severino, $10 jake lamb, $14 domingo Santana, $10 jimmy nelson for $30 chris archer, $11 tanaka, $40 chris sale, $10 Harrison as a 3b replacement for lamb

    im trying to add more reliable pitching and giving away jake lamb as the main “keeper piece”

    3b options on the wire are rough. which trade do you like the most of the two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade so many players in a trade

      • oooocali says:
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        @Grey:

        what # of players for players would you recommend? when guys are selling out (playing for next year) my goal is to deplete their valuable players so no one else can get in on them..

        severino/ lamb/ Santana for sale/archer/tanaka?

        or do you prefer the lamb/severino/manea/pedroia for grienke/cano/samardizia/chapman?

        thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “what # of players for players would you recommend?” What?

  84. Jose says:
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    Grey Christian Yelich or Andrew mccutchen rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  85. lwomack58 says:
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    Trade Giles or A. Reed for Yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  86. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Add Pham over JBJ, Gardner, Tapia, Margot, or Mazara?

    Thanks for the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks! Appreciate the input!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  87. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I would like to personally thank you for throwing shade at Springer yesterday over his lack of SB. He listened! Keep it up!

    Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  88. Gl3 says:
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    Afternoon Sire!

    I went ahead and left Vargas on the bench last night! (When they went up 2 I was cursing lol)

    Just got offered 2 trades

    1st) My Lamb, Rivero for his Bryant and Taillon?

    2nd) My Lamb, Rivero, Gardner for Bryant, Taillon and Bundy?

    Im leaning the 1st one cause as we discussed bundy is trash… Id rather Polk High AL Bundy… lol

    I love Lamb and he would be my Keeper for the year (5×5 Standard H2H 2 Keepers Drafted after 4th round)

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant side…Bryant side, 1st is fine

  89. Zzzzzzz says:
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    C- dunno
    1b- goldy
    2b-odor
    3b- villar
    Ss- correa
    Of- trumbo
    Of-souza
    Of-broxton
    Of-polanco
    Util-freeman
    Bn-hosmer
    Bn-marte
    Bn-healy
    Dl-conforto

    Pitchers

    Paxton
    Mccullers
    Ray
    Pomeranz
    Peacock
    Godley
    Samardzja
    Lynn
    Rp-norris

    Trade deadline is approaching and I’m having a hard time dealing Freeman. I chose him bc i thought he would more value than hosmer. Guys in the league I’m in love to hold onto to pitching. I have one guy willing to trade Ervin Santana and Jordan Montgomery for my Freeman and Norris. He has Strasburg but said he won’t trade him. Imo he’s getting the better deal here but I kinda think I’m in a spot where I have to do it bc I’m overloaded at 1b. My question is should I go ahead with this trade or should I just hang on to what I have? Thanks

    • Zzzzzzz says:
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      @Zzzzzzz:

      My catcher is zunino. (Typo)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, dunno! These are terrible trades

  90. Crime Dog says:
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    Can you bitch more about Correa not swiping bags? worked for springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will do my best!

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

    Give McCullers for Dozier or Segura?

    I’m trying to solidify my IF spot, where I have a big rotation of meh there at the moment consisting of Gallo & Avila. Really the only weak spot in my lineup. Hate to part with McCullers, but worried that with the lead they have they may start cutting back his innings ROS, and he does have an injury history. Current rotation is Kluber, McCullers, Berrios, Faria, Devenski, Ed-Rod (DL), Salazar (DL). Not a lot on the waiver wire (Shoemaker, Karns, Snell) but I could probably snag a nice arm for the home stretch at the MLB trade deadline (priority 3) from an NL starter getting moved over.

    Send out the offer or hold? If the former, which bat should I target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense, Segura

  92. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    What Up Grey! Shallow mixed head to head league question, list of available streamers for the next few days is below, would you feel confident starting any of these guys? SON hating all of them. Thanks!

    – Peacock at TOR (SON -8.2)
    – J Ross ATL (-3.9)
    – M Montgomery MIL (-4.4)
    – Cahill at PHI (0.7)
    – Clevinger DET (-0.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t go against SON

      • Laguna BobbyI says:
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        @Grey: Yep, not sure what I was thinking, thanks for talking me down via the bot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m embarrassed to ask this, but can you inform me how to change my alias name (aka can you ask Rudy for me please)? As lovely as my full name is, a nickname might be a bit more aprops. I click on the Edit My Profile button, or just click on the avatar thingy but it takes me to a page that says “Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.” Hoping someone can help me out

  94. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- in my 12 team keep forever league there is a lot of interest for my Trea Turner. I view him as a top 7 player now- he’s about 18/65. Am I off in that view?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not off

  95. slimbo says:
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    hey man

    how would you rank them ros?

    reynolds, morrison, dozier, owings, conforto

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Owings, Reynolds

  96. vee says:
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    Springer could’ve possibly had 4 SB if it was Arrieta + Montero!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  97. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Would you lose Haniger or Pujols to pick up Starlin Marte and wait for his return? Or Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  98. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Currently pickled. Trying to trade Santana or Morrison or Walker or Leake for a closer but no biters in my league. I need to make room for Freeman coming back from the DL and have a log jam at 1B/Util. I could keep a bench bat, but usually I don’t like to do that cuz I always seem to bench the wrong dude on a given day. Can’t bring myself to click the drop button on L Morrison (4th most HRs in the league, ranked 48th in my FL).
    I need saves/holds but don’t know who to keep trying to trade or drop to add an RP, as I won’t get back the same value…
    Also, Leclerc and Albers are available but not sure if they’re an exercise in futility.

    Pieces I could trade or drop:
    1B – Smoak or Morrison
    SP – E Santana, Leake, G Gonzalez, L McCullers, T Walker, Y Darvish, J Nelson, B Peacock, Corrasco

    Keep trying to trade, drop someone, or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to trade, make a lopsided deal if you need to… I.e., Morrison and Nelson for Giles type

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:
        Will do, thanks!

        Can’t wait to see your Top 100 for the 2nd half so I can leave you alone for a few weeks. =D

        Keep on rocking in the free world.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  99. Robert says:
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    Schwarber or W . Ramos ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

  100. Jeff says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Currently in first place – thank you for the advice. 12 team keeper H2H. R, RBI, NSB, HR, OBP, SLG.
    Current roster:
    C Sanchez
    1B Adams
    2B Pirela
    SS Seagar
    3B Shaw
    MI Cozart
    CI Suarez
    OF Judge, Blackmon, Betts, Cruz, Haniger
    UTIL Duvall, Desmond
    BENCH / DL Moncada, Rosario, C Davis, Semien

    Was offered Lamb and Gardner for Cruz. I think the guy offering is trying to clear roster space. He also has Pederson, Puig, I Happ, and D Santana as players I might be interested in. Lamb is a potential keeper at $1.
    What do you think? I’m not a big Gardner fan. Should I push for Lamb and someone else? Or am I better off with Cruz? And if I do this 1 for 2, who should I drop?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lamb

  101. your dog says:
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    Was offered Stanton ($27), Odor ($9), and J.Upton ($30) for Harper ($25) in my dynasty league.

    Should I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  102. bear of the schwarb says:
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    hey boss

    in a shallow redraft would you drop gyorko, cain or story for dozier, kyle seager, owings, reynolds, morrison or castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko, Story for Owings, Dozier

  103. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Grey, after listening to your podcast and seeing other comments about Price I decided to move him after his decent last start. Big name and good team but agree he could fall off a cliff. Great podcast by the way!

    Got Ender straight up as he has been awesome all year. Good trade?

    Also please rank ROS Ender, Duvall, Benintendi, M Taylor, Thames and Joc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Nice trade…. Duvall, Benintendi, Ender

      • Matthew Macdonald says:
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        @Grey: great thanks and looking forward to the second half rankings!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  104. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    My reaction was very similar to the Bauer start. Though I recall more expletives, denigrating Carlos Asuaje and Jose Pirela, and telling Trevor to eat an entire bag of D’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  105. Son

    Son says:
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    Allahzilla Akbar!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  106. Benintendo64 says:
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    14 team League – Been trying to upgrade at SS but no biters on any of my offers. I’ve got Semien on the DL but gotta drop someone in order to activate him.

    Would you drop one of my other SS (Story, Arcia) or a P (Maeda, Rosenthal, Minor) or possibly Lonnie Chizz who has been starting in my Util slot.

    Or is Semien the drop at this point in time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisenhall

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! do you like Semien better than Arcia ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  107. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Which of these would you drop for Britton:

    Justin Wilson
    Dyson
    Norris
    Giles
    Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  108. dhouse42 says:
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    Hahaha, flowers bit is great!

    ROS, JA Happ or Ivan Nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Nova

      • dhouse42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        quick follow-up. in a 12 team h2h 6×6 cats (5×5 plus holds and ops):

        i know my team is bad, but i might be able to get into playoffs. Can you take a quick look and tell me which players you would most want to replace at some point, given very limited remaining adds left before playoffs?

        C – Ramos
        1B – LoMo
        2B – Odor
        SS – Story
        3B – Moose
        OF – Bellinger, Peralta, Dickerson
        Util – Carpenter, Bour
        BN – Maybin

        Sp:
        Verlander
        Paxton
        McCullers
        Peacock
        Pomeranz
        Manaea
        Nova

        RP – saves:
        Knebel
        Colome
        Norris

        RP – holds:
        Kahnle
        Givens

        DL – Syndergaard, Trea
        NA – Moncada

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A) Team doesn’t look bad B) I wouldn’t replace anyone, but I don’t know who’s available either

        • Crime Dog says:
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          @dhouse42: Dude not a bad team, but I am curious where your first or second round picks went

  109. Ron Swanson says:
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    Should i trade Odor cueto and kelvin hererra for JD and Polanco or Mazara? If so, do i want Polanco or Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  110. lwomack58 says:
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    J. Montgomery for Beltre? Which side? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Also is Salazar worth the stash if have room. Do you trust him ROS?
        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just stashed him

  111. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Thank you for your awesome articles every day! Better keeper in 12 team H2H for 2018, Judge 19th round or Bellinger 24th round?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

      • NoOneIsHome says:
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        @Grey: Judge has .423 BABIP and 40.6 HR/FB. Does that concern you any? Seems like some regression is in order. Do you agree?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, it concerns me

          • NoOneIsHome says:
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            @Grey: Do you feel it will be a big dropoff or subtle? Trying to gauge what one would expect from Judge in 2018.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hard to see him not hitting 40 HRs, but AVG might come down to .260 range

  112. knucks says:
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    We were discussing Twin Peaks a bit ago, but I got a Pod rec for you. Have you been listening to “Mogul” from Gimlet media? It’s about Chris Lighty. Very, Very well done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now that I can get down with immediately, thanks! Anything else to listen to? I need pods

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Not a Pod. But some of the background tunes/noise going on during that pod was arranged by Open Mike Eagle. I think you’d like him if you don’t already. I may have already tried pushing him on you a while back. Gonna link to a song in a sec below.

        Most of the podcasts I listen to during the workday are politics related. So I’ll avoid those… but “Secrets Crimes & Audiotapes” (from Wondery) is always good. They were doing the Handmaid’s Tale thing before it was cool. Of course “S-Town” if you haven’t already gotten through that. Also a couple other Gimlet Pods that I recently discovered: “Reply All” and also “Homecoming” was really good. I think that is coming back for a Season 2 soon.

        Here’s a catchy Open Mike Eagle tune:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYanne7gCOE

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: This whole album (Hella Personal Films) is catchy fire from start to finish. But like Twin Peaks, I’ve had several people tell me its not for them. Think Busdriver type of tunes (who I am also a big fan of).

          I was in Minny this past week, as my brother recently moved there. Traveling around downtown and so many Atmosphere lyrics were coming to mind. It was prob one of my fav parts of being there. Twins were away, so didnt get to check out Target. Looked nice from the highway though.

          • knucks says:
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            @knucks: Whoa. Digging through stuff as I talk him up… Just found out the Open Mike has his own pod. It’s called Secret Skin. Just found it on Sitcher, so can’t exactly vouch at the moment. But it looks like he did just have Maron on in April. And Slug from Atmosphere back in March. So I’m gonna check it out tomorrow prob.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, love this Open Mike song

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, listen to all of those already… Listening now to OME… I also listen to Reveal, Sworn, The Pitch, My Dad Wrote A Porno and others

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Try to get your hands on the Hella Personal Films album so you can do that in full. I feel like its meant for a start to finish kind of listen. This from the guy who reads magazines from back to front… Anyways that shit is thought provoking to me. I think OME is on Rhymesayers. I never really got into any of his other albums yet. But this one has been my go to Friday night pregame listens the past few months. And yes, by pregame I mean pregame for bedtime usually. Getting old sucks!

            Thanks for all those Pods. That is key for me and my workday. The Pitch is good, I really like that one.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, nice will check for those… You love some Gimlet media…

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: Yes, gimme gimme some Gimlet

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Mogul’s awesome, just listened to first episode during lunch

                  • knucks says:
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                    @Grey: Right? Gimlet gonna Gimlet.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HBO of podcasts

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: you do Homecoming (also from Gimlet)? Fictional, only 5 episodes, great cast, good story telling…

        • knucks says:
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          @herschel: Yea man Ross from Friends and Cat Keener. Was just saying I saw an announcement that its coming back soon in case you didn’t hear that also. What else you listen to? Always on the lookout for new pods as well.

          • herschel says:
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            @knucks: season two teaser for homecoming just came out last week. havent listened yet, but cast looks like an expanded version of season one (keener, ross, oscar isaac, michael cera, chris gethard, spike jonze, etc).

            currently listening to Rabbits. its faux-docu style. pretty good (although some of the acting makes it seem more faux than docu). same company (public radio alliance) does another one called Tennis ive been wanting to start, but havent yet. other than that, check in on the usual suspects fairly periodically – wtf, unfictional, beautiful stories from anonymous people, etc. always looking for other recs as well….

            • knucks says:
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              @herschel: Good stuff man, thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’ve listened to pieces of Homecoming, I need to focus and listen again

  113. Fungazi says:
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    Lackey to the DL after experiencing symptoms of old and butthurt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  114. Crock says:
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    Better end of the bench flier: Buxton or Nick Williams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nux

  115. Bobby says:
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    I have Matt Bush as one of my closers , should I cut bait and pick up Bud Norris ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  116. Jon says:
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    Suggestions on who I should drop to activate Aaron Sanchez tomorrow?

    Pineda, Sabathia, Cueto, Maeda, Cole, Hand

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? CC

  117. Fabsy says:
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    Charlie Morton back off of DL, worth picking up and starting vs Toronto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  118. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Got offered Francis Martes, Bour and a pick for my Schwarber. 15 team keep 11, this is a 2018 decision for me…only way I would keep Schwarber is if he keeps Yahoo catcher eligibility.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  119. Sad Keanu says:
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    Wieters, Ramos, Martin, or d’Arnaud over Hedges?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  120. Ralphy says:
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    Am I crazy to consider dropping Ryan Zimmerman? I’ve got Miggy at 1B and need to make room for Freeman at IF. I could drop Pham but I like using him when other OFs aren’t starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, crazy

      • Ralphy says:
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        Thanks for confirming it. I needed that. Drop Pham, Kinsler or Villar instead? Or leave Freeman on the DL until I can replace him with someone else

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Villar’s likely drop

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ralphy: Trade him?

  121. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Should I give up kevlin herrera for Cespedes? I have 4 total closers including kelvin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  122. hal_incandenza says:
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    WTF happened with Betances? Did he eat some Marmol-aid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  123. lwomack58 says:
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    Adam Jones, Schebler or D. Peratla? Please rank?

    Also is C. Davis worth a stash.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler, Jones… Sure on Davis

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  124. ryanoger says:
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    F’in Mike Mont. getting yanked, dang it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • tony says:
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      @ryanoger:
      Damn, fckn montgomery blew my shit up

    • knucks says:
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      @ryanoger: Yea I was nervous about throwing Faria later today, but after Montgomery today, I’m throwing Faria for the purpose of lowering today’s ratios. Not cool.

      Its been a really tough year for me streaming wise. Really struggling to keep an ERA below 4.00. And have just stopped caring about WHIP.

  125. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    2 quick questions.

    1. Can you rank for my utility 6×6 with ops the extra hitting category: Bregman, Chisenhall, Margot, Castellanos, Mallex Smith

    2. If you could only stash one potential closer for after the deadline who is it?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Margot, Bregman 2. Vizcaino

  126. Ben says:
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    12 team obp keeper league.

    A team offered me stArling marte and bour for a rendon who would be a keeper candidate at his salary

    Doing good in pitching I likely need to make up some ground in offensive categories.

    Do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Ben says:
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            @Grey: Carlos Gomez over Joc Pederson or Tommy Joseph? If yes, which one? Thanks again.

  127. herschel says:
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    @Grey: looks like peraza has cooled off and stopped running. you think he is worth buying low? peacock for peraza seem fair or too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Peraza

  128. Packers says:
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    Grey, I got offered C. Rondon and S. Casilla for my Folty and Newcomb. It’s a 12 team roto, dynasty keep all. I’m playing for next year. Hold Right?

  129. Smoooth Jimmy says:
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    Love how far I have to scroll to post a new comment, your the fantasy mans dream buddy.

    Jus before reading this traded Stanton for tturner.
    7 Keeper and scored a 1st rounder to boot, am I still smoooth?

    • knucks says:
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      @Smoooth Jimmy: CTRL + Arrow Down is your friend. Though I know you were prob just jashin’ around and already know about the Jump to the Comment Form link at the top of the Comments section. Almost as great as the CTRL + F + [Player Name], which I feel is also underutilized.

      • Smoooth Jimmy says:
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        @knucks:

        I do, but do you have a phone trick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, that’s decent for future years

  130. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    I took your advice and threw Mike Montgomery back into the stream, picking up Aaron Sanchez as a DL stash (for two days). I plan on using the open spot for Boxberger and carry this through the ASB.

    Current SP is Yu, McCullers, Duffy, Sanchez, Samardzjia, Peacock, Jordan Montgomery
    Current RP is Giles, Iglesias, Rivero, Boxberger, Betances

    I could do the following:
    1. Drop Sanchez
    2. Drop Boxberger for Sanchez
    3. Drop Montgomery for Sanchez
    4. Trade Betances/Peacock for an SP2/SP3 (Fulmer, perhaps?)

    What would be your move? If option 4 is viable, what range player should I target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4. If you can, otherwise 3

  131. Osnam says:
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    I was just offered Carlos Martinez for Archer straight up. It’s sort of a lateral move. I was just wondering who you’d rather have the rest of the way. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  132. Round them all says:
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    HI Grey. Any advantage to getting Aldrain Beltre for Kile Seager? I have Cano and and Cruz on my roster. Not comfortable with 3 guys from same team on roster. When the team tanks I loose a lot of stats. If beltre stats healthy his numbers should rebound. Hold or trade? thanjs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  133. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Marcus Semien or Zack Cozart RoS?

    Thanks…

    MIke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

      • MIke says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Mike.

  134. Los locos says:
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    Grey, CBS league where we start 5 pitchers and 2 RPs

    Devenski is available. Thoughts of playing him as 5th picjter and getting his ratios.. minor is also available. Drop Pineda ?

    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Samarjzia
    Paxton
    Matz
    Robertson
    Gilles

    Gray
    Nola
    Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Pineda for Devenski

  135. Ron Swanson says:
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    Grey, what are your thoughts on cueto ROS? Hes been pretty bad to start the year. You think he will be top 10 ROS? Top 20? Curious on what you think of him.

    • Andy Dwyer says:
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      @Ron Swanson: and by top 10 or 20 I mean for SPs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 10?! Maybe top 30 if he gets lucky

      • Andy Dwyer says:
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        @Grey: I’m heart broken

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you Cueto?

  136. Jp says:
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    Grey-6×6 13 team AL only. ERA, WHIP, Wins, Saves, Holds, and IP. Who do you prefer ROS given my categories Charlie Morton or Drew Pomerania? Close or not so much? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom, close, I guess

  137. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    a drop and an add in 2 14 team leagues. both with OBP over AVG, and total bases/hits added
    C zunino
    1B myers
    2B villar
    SS escobar
    3B longo
    OF (3) stanton/altherr/souza
    util (2) pence/maybin
    BN barreto/trout
    DL desmond
    NA meadows
    barreto back to being BN player in real life. best add: galvis/castellanos/rosario/moreland
    dejong/descalso//rivera/goodwin. in case villar/escobar have off days might be better off with a 2B/SS guy.

    2. somebody to drop to activate pollock
    C zunino
    1B goldy
    2B schoop
    SS arcia
    3B longo
    MI pirela
    CI pujols
    LF braun
    CF taylor
    RF stanton
    OF zimmer (CF)
    util pham (CF/LF)
    BN valencia (1B/3B/RF), maybin (CF/LF)
    DL pollock

    so i gotta drop one of pham/maybin/taylor/zimmer here for pollock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Galvis, done well for me in deep leagues — Zimmer

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Grey: i just lately have been flipping galvis or kike in a 20 teamer, now with semien back i no longer need it, galvis is highest ranked by yahoo in that 14 teamer with our specs over last 2 weeks.

  138. lwomack58 says:
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    Just made trade for Beltre-losing J. Mont for him.

    Asked earlier about moving D. Duffy for Dozier and you said make the trade.

    Current staff is Faria, Cueto, Kluber, Darvich, Quintana, Kershaw, Duffy, J. Happ and ERod on Dl.

    Current hitters are Judge, J. Ramirez, Smoak, D. Gordon, Elvis, Melky, Peratla, JBJ, Ender, and I. Happ. Currently in 2nd place by in Yahoo Roto.

    Do you see a different pitcher to use for Doizer or should I put Darvich out there and go for bigger bat? If putting Darvich out example fo good hitters to target?

    Looking at adding A. Jones or Schebler off wire and dropping Peratla.

    Or just hold for now with the waiver wire adds?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Duffy for Dozier yesterday, it’s not close

  139. mthom42 says:
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    Which side you taking?
    Judge/T. Frazier or Bryant/Manaea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  140. hankp says:
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    Grey
    Who would you cut if you had to lose one hitter in a 5×5: Franco, Odubel, Melky, Bregman?
    and also one pitcher: Morton, Wacha, Bauer? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky — Bauer

  141. Not your average Joe says:
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    How do you rank the following guys ROS in a redraft h2h (obviously with more weight given to who will likely finish strong when h2h playoffs are happening): JA Happ, K.Hendricks, Lynn? I’m looking to trade for one of them and I’m curious as to how to value them.

    • Not your average Joe says:
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      @Not your average Joe: (And I was thinking of starting my offer by dangling Mancini)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ, Hendricks

  142. NoOneIsHome says:
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    ROS, Zimmer or Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  143. Crime Dog says:
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    do you like Keon Broxton or Manny Margot ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  144. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    did you see this part of today’s amed blurb, in the middle of talking about how well he’s hitting in july along with his stellar defense they mention
    “He’s also stuck in Las Vegas because reasons”

    hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  145. Los locos says:
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    Grey.. rank Giles Robertson and Rivera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rivera, Giles

  146. tony says:
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    Arenado or kris bryant in a dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  147. Jose says:
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    Grey Miguel Cabrera or Andrew mccutchen for rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  148. Mordacious Levator says:
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    drop which closer out of norris/colome/kintzler/rodney, also have chapman. 12 team dynasty, chapman is for sure keeper (at big cost though). the others are all fairly cheap but also cheaper to acquire than pay for in draft, meaning keeping at most 3 of them is probably what to do (including chapman of course). K/9 also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  149. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need to drop one of the following: tapia, g polanco, margot. who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  150. lwomack58 says:
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    Polanco 3 for 3 with HR n SB. Do you think he will have a good 2nd half if so any projections?

    Thanks for the help.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @lwomack58: BROCKTUNE! i do NOT want to hear the record/standings average of those of us who still start this guy or even own in 12 teamers but revel in it for now

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @lwomack58: i didn’t mean as bad as he’s been that means he’ll continue to be, it’s a good question for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll have 2nd half projections next week

  151. jason batteiger says:
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    assuming hedges is back soon you going with the raters on martin over him in OPS or no? martin bats 2nd so that by itself should be worth more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  152. Nightmare! says:
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    My miggy and Desmond for his Souza and ozuna. Who wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy/Desmond, but could go either way

  153. dtbran says:
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    When CDavis comes back post all star any of these bats worth a drop (would need to drop 1) MTaylor AJones ODB Trades tough right now

  154. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Wow, so glad Hinch moved McCullers off normal rest for this start.

  155. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Mallex or Schwarber….I know they are completely different, but which would you rank higher ROS?

  156. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Also McCarthy or Pineda ROS? I’ve got some roster decisions yo.

  157. No Name says:
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    Your Conforto comment gives me pause as he was not hitting already past 30 games, Grandy was doing very well and now the OF is crowded. My thought before was the Mets would play him every day to develop him for next year. Am I wrong? And if so, what kind of trade would be reasonable…..12 teamer, ten hitting categories. Kemp? A Jones? Or, ugh, less?

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