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Here’s a picture of Reds’ outfielder, Jesse Winker:

 

The first thing people notice about him is he looks drunk and half-Asian.  He was throwing back soju and partying in an 8×10 room with three other people singing karaoke?  No, siree!  Or, no Siri, if a female computer is reading.  Next, you might wonder why the big grin.  He doesn’t have a body, ears, hair, arms, anything but a head really, so how can he keep such an upbeat attitude?  Well, let me put it to you this way, maybe it’s a body, ears, hair, etc. that bums people out.  You never thought of that, did you?  Okay, I’m being silly, but it’s Friday.  By the way, the other day, I realized that the days of the week MTWTFSS have WTF in the middle of them.  Mind –>blown.  So, with Schebler DL’d for an indefinite period of time, Winker has taken over right and started batting 2nd.  His power was goofy low in the minors this year (2 HRs in 85 games), but he doesn’t strike out, does walk and could hit .290.  I know, a lot of good that does with diddly poo on power, but he has homered twice this week, and did have more power before this year in the minors.  I’d grab him in all leagues to see if he found his stroke, even if we’re not sure what exactly he’d be stroking with.  Is that why he’s smiling?  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Christian Vazquez – Catchers suck, and, ironically, they’re the straw that broke my last nerve, a drunk Yogi Berra once said.  Just thought of something, what if the whole time Yogi was a little high on marijuana?  “It ain’t over ’til it’s over” makes a lot more sense now, doesn’t it?  He was doing bong hits with his son.  “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”  Um, yeah, because he had the munchies!  As for Vazquez, well, he’s hot.

Tommy Joseph – This is a strictly Hitter-Tron pick, like the pick it makes at the junkyard to find something greasy to stick its dipstick in.

Lucas Duda – Ever since he went to the Rays, there’s been a blue jay on his shoulder, singing, oh, Duda, Duda, day.

Dominic Smith – I’m not super impressed with Smith.  He has 16 homers in the PCL, which translates to…*doing math*  Could this be right?  He actually owes the league two homers?  I might’ve forgot to carry the one somewhere.  Either way, he looks like a Loney clone, a Cloney.

Joey Gallo – All he does is hit homers!  Seriously, I looked through his game log and couldn’t find a non-home run hit.

Steve Pearce – One of those types that gets scolding hot for about ten days to two (stutterer!) weeks, then disappears again.  I think we’re about eight days into his hot streak.

Cesar Hernandez – Actually has had a solid year if you prorate it to a full season, 14 HRs, 25 SBs, .290.  By the way, when someone asks me what I do, I tell them, “I’m a prorater.”

Rafael Devers – *researches how many leagues Prospector Ralph is in, subtracts that from total number of ESPN leagues*  So, it seems like everyone who’s in a league without Prospector Ralph can pick up Devers, I’d go ahead and do that.

Kaleb Cowart – His minor league numbers are gorge — 12 HRs, 19 SBs, .311 in only 90 games.  Unfortch, the league and parks are doing him no justice by inflating his numbers.  Is it me (it’s not me) or does every MLB team that plays in a pitchers’ park have their minor leaguers play in hitting friendly parks?  Every team with a minor league hitter in the PCL is filming a baseball version of Shallow Hal.

Matt Davidson – Next year, I’m gonna call Davidson a poor man’s Moustakas, and rename him Muttonchopkas.

Amed Rosario – Next time your lady friend says you don’t do enough foreplay, you tell her, “The Mets did too much foreplay with Rosario, and now no one’s interested in him anymore!”

Ozzie Albies – I just gave you my Ozzie Albies fantasy.  It was written at the Albies Square Mall.  Go shopping….go shopping…go shopping… I love that song.

Bradley Zimmer – This always happens with rookies (okay, not always, but a lot of the times).  Before they’re called up, people are crazy for them.  Want them so bad!  Then a month-plus after they’re called up, no one cares anymore about owning them.

Manuel Margot – Who’s having a better season on the Player Rater:  Margot or Zimmer?   I like both, but Zimmer, and it’s not that close.

Shane Greene – Okay, half the league changed closers, so I’m gonna run through these like a hot knife through a cow sculpture made of butter.  Then take said butter and spread it real slow on a steaming biscuit.  Then move that biscuit towards my mouth, pausing briefly to doff my cap towards a lady– All right, now I’m just imagining myself in Westworld.

Brad Ziegler – The guy that wins the Spongebob at the local carnival who throws 89 MPH and did time for armed robbery?  He could prolly close for two months on a major league team.  It’s all we’re asking of Ziegler.

Sean Doolittle – I’d love to be Jeff Goldblum on the wall when someone asks Dusty why he didn’t go to Ryan Madson for saves.  Or what about Kintzler?  Garbled, Dusty replies, “That’s not even worth removing my toothpick to answer.”

Blake Treinen – The A’s should start a campaign, where their fans raise their arms, smell their deodorant and scream, “By…Treinen!”  Damn, I’m like Bill Veeck Jr.

Arodys Vizcaino – Like Anne Heche, the Braves seemed to have permanently moved on from Johnson.

Trevor Rosenthal – This isn’t a trading deadline change, so not sure why Rosenthal isn’t owned in more leagues.  You don’t like guys that sound like Jews?  Is that it?  That’s messed up!

Matt Belisle – If you think you’re going to enjoy owning this guy, you are on a Belisle all to yourself.

Luis Castillo – Yes, this is a Stream-o-Nator call, but, unlike most SON calls that involve second-guessing life choices, I like Castillo in the big picture, and could see holding him in deeper leagues.

Ricky Nolasco – Sunday’s Stream-o-Nator call, like the call it makes to its local public access TV station to chat about programming.  So sad!

SELL

Mike Trout – Nope, have nothing bad to say about Trout ever, so don’t think this is going to be that.  By saying I’d sell Trout, I’m saying I’d sell anyone this week in redrafts.  Trade deadlines are barreling towards us like we’re a gorilla and this is Donkey Kong.  You need to win this year.  Not next year (well, maybe next year too), not last year (hopefully last year, but nothing we can do about that now).  You need to win if it means trading away one of the top players of all-time.  If you need pitching, saves and a middle infielder, you know how much Trout’s doing for you?  I’m holding up a sign that reads, “Nothing,” like I’m in an INXS video.  Would I trade Trout for swimming lessons with Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken?  No, but I would explore options.

   
  1. Steve says:
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    Winker or Mallex
    Kinsler or Kendrick

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker….Kinsler

  2. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Thought I would see Tim Beckham here. Given the choice you would rather pickup Steve Pearce over Beckham? Need to replace Addison Russell & need a MI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Beckham

  3. Blue JA says:
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    You taking Winker ahead of Raj Davis, M.Smith, Beltran, ?? (12 team roto mixer )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try him

      • Blue JA says:
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        @Grey: I’ve got Raj and Beltran…who to drop for Wanker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Beltran

  4. Spyre says:
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    great

    i want to activate skaggs in my points league for his start tomorrow

    i’d be dropping a bench bat to make room…..

    between parra, albies, and domingo, whos the drop?

    • Spyre says:
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      @Spyre: oops meant to say great column as always grey

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

      • Spyre says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks man.
        i’m hoping his start against OAK is better than his ugly rehab starts….
        im tied with this week’s opponent so i need to roll the dice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  5. Zeus says:
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    Apparently Christian Vazquez comes from a mixed faith family. His brother is Jew Vazquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • RobPopp says:
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      @Zeus: lol classic. Great one

  6. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP league…start which 2

    Bellinger @ DeGrom
    Morrison v Woodruff
    Conforto v Darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger, Conforto

  7. Robert Steinberg says:
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    Cowart, Brad Miller or Jed Lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Miller

  8. Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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    Rizzo should be a sell. So many CI guys doing what he is and folks love him. He does hit home runs against middle relievers though! Give me Murphy for him and I am happy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

    • cyler8 says:
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      @Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues: If you’re in a Yahoo league he might be immensely valuable this year and next if he gets 2B eligibility. He only needs 1 more appearance to qualify…drool.

      • Last Man Standing says:
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        @cyler8:
        Been stuck on nine for weeks. I am lighting candles.

  9. Robert Steinberg says:
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    Jesus Aguilar, Danny Santana, or Adam Frazier at UT in an NL only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None, Aguilar

  10. mthom42 says:
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    How would you rank the closers you listed for ROS? Or did you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz, Greene

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • DonnieB says:
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            Viz and Greene over Rosenthal ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tomato tomahto… I’d go Rosenthal, Greene

  11. Nitro says:
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    Drop pham for Albie’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  12. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Great buy/sell column!

    a. Announcing to all my leaguemates that I’ve dropped Grichuk so they should pick him up because he will get hot as soon as he clears waivers. Signed up Pearce in his place. Who knows?

    b. Dropping Bridwell from my streamer spot. Who do I pickup?

    1. Starters
    a. Cashner @ NYM on Tuesday
    b. Urena @ ATL on Sunday
    c. JC Ramirez at home vs Baltimore on Monday
    d. Lackey (don’t laugh) at home vs. Washington tomorrow
    e. Ty Blach at home vs the Cubs on Tuesday

    or…

    2. Speculating on saves and Ks+WHIP and vulture wins
    a. Maton
    b. Morrow
    c. Yates
    d. Dominic Leone
    e. Chad Green

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha B. JC 2. Yates

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Thanks, man!

        I heard you laughing at my question in b.1.d. above! His teeth are more like a donkey’s!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup!

  13. Josh says:
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    Start these two tonight?

    Faria vs. Milwaukee
    Ed-Rod vs. CWS

    thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Faria

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. trogdor says:
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    Grey, great job, as per usual. Drop manaea for Skaggs? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • trogdor says:
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        @Grey: yeah, that should be my teams’ new name

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  15. Stumanji! says:
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    Winker over C**nt Frazier or Fisher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Fisher

  16. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Winker over Duvall, Souza, Pham, Gardner? Need BB, Hits, and average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: I hear you loud and clear, El Jefe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  17. Bill Brasky says:
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    Who to pick up for a start tomorrow?

    Castillo vs. STL (4.0) or Skaggs in his first start off the DL vs. OAK (16.3)?

    • Bill Brasky says:
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      @Bill Brasky:

      Also, Baez just hit the wire. Drop Merrifield, Ender, or Domingo Santana for him?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  18. Nightmare! says:
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    Hey buddy boy. God I love buy/sell Friday’s!!

    Slim pickings on the wire for pitching:
    TY blach, Skaggs, graveman, dickey, hammel, griffin

    Any of those guys worth owning over these guys I currently have:

    Folty, Taillon, Jon Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs — Taillon if Taillon looks awful vs. Padres and Skaggs looks solid in 1st start back

  19. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to stream a couple of pitchers- Which two do you trust the most?

    Skaggs vs Oak-SON +16
    [email protected] -5.6
    Nolasco vs Oak-SON +6.3 going against Manaea
    Corbin @SF-SON +3.3 going against Samardzija
    Sim vs Mia-SOn -0.4

    Thank you have a have a nice day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco, Corbin

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. John Hagar says:
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    Grey, you make a great point about selling Trout, but actually doing it would be like a guy saying to the world “My dick is small.” It might just be too hard (or difficult literally speaking)…

    • John Hagar says:
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      @John Hagar: Sorry. That was supposed to be funny – not critical at all like it might have come across.

      Grey, you’re the best fantasy guru online and I never think anything critical about what you post.

      Have a great weekend! :)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I didn’t take it critical, actually didn’t see it… (comment, not dick) Have a good one!

        • John Hagar says:
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          @Grey: LOL!!! My wife is cracking up at that too!

          Sometimes I think you might be as funny as the late Robin Williams.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Definitely more alive!

  21. Cheavy Jones says:
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    Why mention a guy like Kaleb Cowart that no one’s ever heard of and not list the team he is on? In fact, why does every Razzball article never list the team a player is on? I got questions, y’all! ™

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Angels

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Cheavy Jones: What software are you using that requires you to know the team? if you look him up on any of the fantasy sites,Fangraphs, or BBref it tells you who he plays for.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Click player’s name on this site and says team

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          @Grey: I was including you as a fantasy site, but that’s a good point!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

  22. Central Cal says:
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    Thank you for the entertainment! The information is awesome too.

    Choo, Marte, Braun and Dickerson, would you drop any to gamble with Devers or Albies the rest of the way?

    Thank you again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Devers over Choo

      • Central Cal says:
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        @Grey:
        Sweet, have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  23. dubjay says:
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    Happy Friday Grey,
    Someone just dropped Miggy Cabrera in my 12 team keeper league. Is it a no brainer to pick him up? Looks like his number are down big time this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d grab him, and expect nothing

  24. green monstahh says:
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    Good afternoon grey! Been a crazy past week I haven’t paid as much to fantasy as I have in the past, I became a first time father last week.

    Now that I’m getting back into a rhythm of sorts going to see who you’d add I have an open roster slot so I don’t need to drop anyone.

    I’m looking at the following for depth; Jesse Winker, matt Davidson (3b/DH), Chris Taylor (2b,3b & OF), duda, josh bell, javy Baez with Russell on DL (2b,3b,SS), Bradley zimmer, scooter gennett (2b/OF), Lewis brinson.

    Just a depth add.

    But if it helps here’s my roster

    1b Smoak then at IF I have Abreu who’s a 1b. My DH is Carlos Santana who’s also eligible at 1b, one of my two utility guys has eligibility at 1b & thats bellinger.

    2b is Lemehieu then on my bench I have moncada who’s eligible at both 3b & 2b. Then also on my bench is whit merrifield (2b/OF.)

    3b is Sano he has eligibility at 3b/OF/DH. The others I have eligible at 3b; moncada listed above, devers.

    SS is Didi gregorious . On my bench I have amed Rosario.

    OF we start 4: Harper, benintendi, judge, conforto.

    On my utility I have belliinger OF eligibility, parra. Bench I have cespedes, merrifield, schwarber. My 3b Sano eligibility at OF, my catcher Contreras eligibility at OF too.

    Thanks man have a good one!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Congrats, man! We should have Razzball cigars sent out to you…If we had Razzball cigars, or money to mail them!

      Taylor, easily

      • green monstahh says:
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        @Grey:

        RAzzball cigars that would be epic!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know!

  25. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    Yo dawg! Hope the past few weeks have been stellar. I’ve been swamped with stuff, but reading these updates when I can. COVFEFE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You better! Hope you’re well too!

  26. Wilson says:
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    McCutchen or J Upton for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Plan to trade my Yelich for his J Upton for hitting scores ROS. Thanks?

        • Wilson says:
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          Thoughts? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Upton

  27. dubjay says:
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    Which one should sit today?
    E.Thames @TB(Faria)
    N.Mazara @MIN(colon)
    L.Cain vs SEA(Paxton)
    M.Conforto vs LAD(Darvish)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  28. Mike in Busan says:
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    Good stuff as always Grey. Had to read the Viz blurb a second time to be sure that I’d read what i thought I’d read. Seems like our pal Dusty is sticking with Doolittle. Can we get Bannister a toothpick? Also, would you drop DeJong for Winker? Got Semien and Albies, so ideally I’m cool at short. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why doesn’t every manager have a toothpick? Yeah try Winker

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Right? Perfect for inducing consistency and rendering responses to reporters unintelligible. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Which is what we want more of!

  29. Curious George Springer says:
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    I’d hold off on adding Davidson. He got hit on the wrist the other day, and hasn’t played since. I’m sort of thinking he’s going to end up on the DL if he doesn’t come back tomorrow.

    • Grey

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      Hmm, might be right there

  30. ThE sHiT says:
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    Rank these returns for Trout or Harper please:
    14 team ESPN 5×5 H2H

    Lamb/Lester
    Lamb/Duffy
    Kluber/JustDong (would need to throw in a small piece)
    Kluber/Conforto
    Sale/Yonder
    Sale/Dickerson
    Scherzer/Yonder
    Scherzer/Dickerson
    Greinke/Smoak

    Sorry for all the options, trying to decide what my best targets are. I really want an ace since i lost Kershaw and McCullers for who knows how long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber/JD…Scherzer/Dick… Sale/Dick

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: who would you part with first, Trout or Harper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harper

  31. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Albie’s, Rosario, spagenberg, difo, or Pearce Ros? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies, Amed

  32. Steve says:
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    Cowart or Winker? Angels sitting cowart today because reasons.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

  33. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Grey, thank you for the content my son.

    I’m in need of pitching – mainly K’s and QS – would you pickup/stream guys like T.Wood and Hoffman and cut bait on Weaver? I love Weaver but barring injury, feel like there’s nowhere for him to go.

    Also, Melky or Kendrick the better bench bat?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, No problem… stream over Weaver… Melky

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Would you drop Joey Bats or Parker Bridwell for Jose Martinez

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      or spagenberg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bats

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        what about spagenberg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What about him?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Drop him for Martinez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                @Grey: @Grey: ok thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  35. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Need pitching help. Offense is stacked. 10 team H2H keep 20 forever. I’m in the thick of the playoff race, should I trade Zander Bogaerts for Gerrit Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  36. Stumanji! says:
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    I know you’re not fond of these “next season” questions but I’ve been getting some inquiries on my Schoop in a keeper league after expecting him to be +/- serviceable with some power upside. I’m trying to gauge what kind of return i could get.

    Where do you envision him in your 2018 rankings if he finishes as Steamer projects as a top 3 2B with 94/34/109/0? Top 50? Top 100? Is this year his ceiling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 50ish, this is his ceiling

      • Stumanji! says:
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        @Grey: I’ve been offered Thor for Schoop, which I would probably take in a vacuum but obviously doesn’t help me this year as I’m fighting for the last playoff spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  37. Steve Anus says:
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    MIL goes against your pitcher parks in MLB has their minor players in hitting parks. MIL’s got a i think COL AAA team, so their pitchers are actually being trained properly for the MLB park.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, true

  38. Dommattingly says:
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    Could use a little something..,would you drop Parra or C Davis for Lucroy, Albie, or Skaggs?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra, Albies

  39. Grey, at what point do you give up on a category? Im 5th in SB with 85 steals. 1st place has 130 so do I keep guys on my roster like Starling Marte, etc…. who are known for stealing bases or should I focus more on categories where Im sitting 8th like HR (-19) and AVG (-.012)? –
    btw 10 team Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends more if you can catch the guy in front of you instead of #1

      • Thanks guys, 2nd yr playing fantasy baseball and its awesome! Just trying to pick up on the little nuances and the game within the game. Grey, thanks for your time and all your efforts this season. Didnt know about Razzball till about a month into the season. And thank you Mr Anus for your tight insides, er, I mean insights. Have a great night!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… No problem

    • Steve Anus says:
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      @Favio Vasquez: it’s ratings standing points, it’s only important the guys both directly above and directly below you. if you are in 1st in saves but the guys in 2nd-4th are all 1 behind it’s more important to get saves than if you are in 7th in steals but the guy in 6th is 10 steals above you. you could more easily fall to 4th (or worse) in saves than gain anything in steals, even though you are in first in saves.

  40. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.

    I’ve made a couple trade but clearly, as you can see below, I have some holes in my offense. Based on whats available on the wire A) would you swap anybody/pick anybody up and B) out of my SP, who would you drop (maybe drop Kintzler, add Skaggs to my DL and pick up Kinsler)? It’s very hard to pull off trades in my league BTW as I’ve tried shopping Dickerson, Tanaka, I Nova and no one is interested.

    Also, am I F’d with Kintzler now? Considering these RP’s are on the wire (Diaz, Ramos, Johnson, Hand, Norris, Doolittle), do I drop him ?

    Waiver:
    Hit –L. Cain (CF,RF), M. Semien (SS), I. Kinsler (2B), J. Bell (1B,RF), J. Kipnis (2B), HanRam (1B), J. Reyes (3B,SS), C. Santana (1B, RF), E. Gattis (C), B. McCann (c), M Reynolds (1B), N. Castellanos, M. Franco, Odubel Herrera, W. Castillo, R. Martin, C. Vazquez
    PIT – T. Skaggs, C. Davenski, I Kennedy, M Foltynewicz, C. McHugh, R.A Dickey, T. Bauer

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

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

    thanks in advance

    • MarvPesos

      Marv says:
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      @Marv: sorry I left out that Beckham is available on wire as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintzlee looks done… Edwin Diaz is on wire? Pick him up… Polanco should not be starting for you… there’s an all star team on waivers… sure, Kinsler over Kintzler tho not sure why you need more bench bats

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        @Grey: I’m currently empty at the MI position and Catcher position so that’s why I’d add kinsler (move to MI position until trea comes back) if I do that, who would you drop to grab Diaz?

        • MarvPesos

          Marv says:
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          @Marv: you mentioned all the talent on the wire, so if I grab Diaz (drop kintzler)and move Skaggs to DL, who are the next must owns (as in who’s your top 3 from the list)? Is Kinsler the best out of the group for my MI position?

          • MarvPesos

            Marv says:
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            @Marv: What RF eligible OF would you have in place of polanco out of: C. Santana, Cain, Morales, grichuck

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cain

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Cain and Kinsler

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Nova

          • MarvPesos

            Marv says:
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            @Grey: thanks Grey, sorry for all the questions, props for all the help this year

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  41. Steve Anus says:
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    ah crap, from arcia not doing much lately, TRON hating him today, and playing fisher/margot over hi m i benched probably at least 6 bases and a likely HR. could use those bases/OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • Steve Anus says:
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        @Grey: arguably stupid as i need steals too (at least over fisher anyway). but man TRON hated arcia even more than usual, they need to move his ass up in that damn lineup. stop treating him like he’s got addison’s syndrome.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know

  42. Ronald says:
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    Best offer I have for Trout is Kluber and Margot. I might be able to get the guy to chip in Bregman or LeMahieu. Would that do it for you? Current OF is Reddick, Altherr, Pham, Gardner and Trout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It would if I needed an SP and was redraft

  43. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Both with really strong starts tonight, who do you like more going forward, Rodon or Bauer? 11 and 12 tm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither Bauer

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: haha!

  44. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    deep league problems. AL only, where i have correa DL (keeper so can’t drop), and e.escobar/hanson in SS/MI slots. hanson is claimed at depth charts to be starter (yesterday it was righty only side starter) but he’s benched today, meanwhile the salad man is being listed as backup but has started in like last 6 or so games. goins also available. hanson clearly has most upside and is best liked by TRON mostly all the time. pinder would’ve been an option but he appears to be lefty only guy and was just added by somebody else. stick with hanson or no? just noticed that salad man is worse than goins this year.

    2. i got this deal sent, which i don’t think i should do due tp devers keeper price, what you think?
    my
    devers (last round keeper for next year, we go by previous year ADP prices, keep 3)
    mancini (same)
    for
    odor (2nd, but i wouldn’t keep him at this price)
    semien (9th or 10th round keeper, doubt i’d keep)

    roster (OBP over AVG total bases added)
    C chirinos
    1B miggy
    2B segura (3rd)
    SS escobar
    3B mostsuckass (11th)
    MI hanson
    CI devers (25)
    OF (4) gomez/k.davis (4th)/mancini (1B/OF)/zimmer (25th)
    util chapman
    BN leonys
    DL correa/chisenhall/trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Hanson I guess, kinda bleh 2. Hold

  45. Tank1 says:
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    Drop either Straily or Taillon for L Castillo? Leaning Taillon but tempted by upcoming SD start. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  46. Jon says:
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    In a keep forever, which side do you prefer:

    A) Polanco + Russell

    B) Xander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  47. Packing says:
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    kluber/blackmon for harper/wood or cmart

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Packing: I’d take Harper/CMart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper side

  48. dfrench23 says:
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    SoN doesn’t like Berrios (-$5.9) as much as Jon Gray ($1.8) Samardzjia (unlisted?) or Bauer ($0.1) next week. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

      • dfrench23 says:
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        @Grey: Berrios 8/11 at Detroit, Gray 8/12 at Miami, Samardzjia 8/12 at Washington, and Bauer 8/10 at TBay

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gray’s best one of these

  49. Alejandro Martinez says:
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    @Grey all Sunday pitchers except Gray:

    12 team 5×5 roto. Fighting for 2nd place which means something money-wise in several different ways.

    I’m behind 11 IP. I’ve played enough to know i need to be ahead at end cause SP get skipped or their turn doesn’t come around again. Don’t worry about pick up/drops. Question:

    Start:

    Jon Gray v. PHI (@COL… SON -4.0) (owned)
    Nola v. Col (@ COL.. SON -10.1) (owned)

    Stream:

    Manaea @LAA (SON -7.5)
    Ryu@ NYM (SON 19.1)
    Corbin @ SF (SON 2.5)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu, Corbin over who you have

  50. nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Jose Peraza / M Taylor vs. Albies….for 2018 who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  51. jason batteiger says:
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    AL only with QS over wins. graveman or sabathia or bridwell and some other crap (hellickson)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC

  52. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    AL only with holds added. have giles/j.wilson (we don’t lose stats if you don’t drop a guy when he’s traded away from AL)/tepera/rogers. still no real knowledge of what MIN is doing, drop anybody for bedrosian?

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: 2. same league, till trumbo is back i added leonys martin (could use the steals a bit too). delmonico i’m guessing isn’t an add here?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tepera

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: from closermonkey it appears parker has moved ahead of bedrosian as is. tepera is at least 8th for sure in last month or so, other than the departed j.smith.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay makes sense

          • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Grey: of course smith was dropped by me when he got traded, now with miller out jury’s still out whether him or shaw has the 8th. smith’s a lot better though. should probably go smith over tepera at least until miller’s back, once i see smith actually used in better spot than shaw.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  53. Wilson says:
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    Pls rank starters today
    Morton vs TOR (Estrada)
    Gray vs PHI (Pivetta)
    Davies @TB (Cobb)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Will you start Morton today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  54. Last Man Standing says:
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    H2H league. Playoffs in four weeks. Berth in playoffs s cured so trying to shore up weaknesses more long term.

    1. What did you think of Nova’s start v Padres? Two HRs again, unearned but still. In a 12 teamer, would you hold or replace with Castillo, Chacin, Chase. My current staff: Kershaw, Verlander, Gausman, Severino, Faria, Cobb, Nova, Morton.

    2. Less than a week in for sure, but Albies looks a bit overmatched (Brinson like). Patience or swap for Harrison who is boring but pretty solid and helps with walks and low strikeouts in a ten cat hitting league?

    3. Need average, runs scored, walks….SBs are not needed. Margot, Winker, Mazara, Markakis, or stash Chisenhall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Replace, Chacin 2. Hold 3. Winker

  55. H says:
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    Is Bud Norris more valuable than Ivan Nova?

    My Yahoo league has 2 SP spots and 2RP spots and 4 spots of either SP/RP. I was thinking about dropping Nova for Norris and starting him in the SP spot for more saves and better ratios.

    My SP: DeGrom, Wood, Severino, Ray, Nelson, Berrios and Nova. DL Syndergaard

    Closers: Giles, Osuna, Knebel, Rivero, Hand, and Rosenthal.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges

  56. Random Collmenter says:
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    Deal Aroldis for Godley in a 5×5 roto redraft with QS? I’m in first in saves but need QS and Ks. I also have Knebel, Rivero, and Shane Greene… thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re really paying, can’t you do better?

      • Random Collmenter says:
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        @Grey:

        How’s about Knebel for godley?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You are really paying for Godley… no one safer?

  57. Jeffrey says:
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    I am in first place.. contemplating a trade.. Strasburg on DL..I need a stud pitcher as playoffs approach..I have Goldschmidt..would you trade Goldie for kleuber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I needed a pitcher, yeah

  58. Blaster says:
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    Best DL Outfielder Stash?

    Matt Kemp
    Ian Desmond
    Aaron Hicks
    Aaron Altherr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  59. Andrew Ball says:
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    Gun to your head

    Benintendi or winker ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beni

  60. danny almonte says:
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    Thinking of trading for Albies in a dynasty but he’ll be much more valuable if he gets SS. Think that’s the plan eventually?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trading Albies?!

  61. TomToms says:
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    I’m in 11 team points league. Planning to pickup Ricky Nolasco and JC Ramirez with one extra spot. Which one of the following pitchers should I drop?

    Jaime Garcia
    Jerad Eickhoff
    Jose Urena

    Thanks,
    Tom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

      • TomToms says:
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        @Grey: Done. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. wokeupinanew says:
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    Salazar alert… guys in the zone tonight..

    among peacock, manea, and wacha… who do you cut?

    thanks

    • wokeupinanew says:
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      @wokeupinanew: as a byproduct of watching this game I’m noticing Montgomery looking good.

      is he an add over the 3 I mentioned above? I currently have no catcher in a weekly roto league but value better pitching on my roster for the playoff season… essentially my question is would you drop any of the three pitchers above for either Jordan Montgomery or a random catcher like brian mcann?

      thanks

      thanks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nah on Montgomery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  63. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey got a matchup question for a Sunday start…..6×6 QS league AL only….Manaea @LAA or Berrios home vs TEX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: does streamer support this message

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I’m not sure

          • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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            @Grey: I looked at the splits Berrios is a 2.65 era at home this year, Manaea 3.99 on road, against a team that sees him often, let me know what streamer says just to confirm but I think you arent far off

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Berrios

              • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                @Grey: u da man

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Indeed

  64. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    THIS is what we villar owners needed. a shaw injury. even now though, if they keep trucking sogard out there still not enough. we kinda need an arcia injury, this is pretty dicked up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, seriously

      • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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        @Grey: we need a gillooly, shaw says he’ll be back sunday (meaning he’ll probably really be back tuesday)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

  65. Wilson says:
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    UTIL question,
    Margot, Winker, or Albies in coming week? Pick one. Thoughts?

    • No Pun Zone says:
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      @Wilson:
      Atlanta only plays five games if that helps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  66. No Pun Zone says:
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    Fantasy hell….. one move left for the week, H2H, tight pitching cats. Three cats could swing either way. Wait until 8:40p to pick up last pitcher checking weather, matchups, and call ups. Four other Sunday starters go then my turn. Kennedy….the best of what is left. Ten minutes later they push his start to Monday and call up Junis. Why do I waste time of this stuff?

    Which leads to: Would you start Kennedy at home v Cards and CMart. SON not excited. Or Chacin on the road v Reds and Stephenson. Or pass on both and stream Harrison for his 7 games this week.
    #ShootMeNow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pass on both

      • No Pun Zone says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Pity party over.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. William Hung says:
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    As a Sal Perez replacement, which struggling catcher should I roll the dice on? Lucroy or Wilson Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @William Hung: just keep his damn wife from dropping luggage on him and he’ll be good in that altitude.

  68. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Grey you starting stroman in Houston today?

  69. Bill says:
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    Grey did u see this the other day:
    Hansel Robles said he dealt with pinched genitals and hand numbness during his outing Thursday against the Rockies.
    Robles injured his genitals on an awkward fall in the eighth and began to feel numbness in his hand an inning later. Perhaps that’s what led to him losing the game on a walk-off wild pitch. Robles didn’t alert coaches of his condition until after the game, believing he could work through it. For now, consider him day-to-day.
    Source: Mike Puma on Twitter
    Aug 3 – 8:31 PM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was the story of Hansel and Grundel

      • Bill says:
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        @Grey: dunno, pinched genitals and a numb hand…what r they doing in the dugout? Can’t they wait for the groupies after the game? Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I never thought I’d want to have a book burning, but here we are

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Haha

  70. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    guess gotta drop villar in all non-dynasties now? avisail sounds back soonish. this one is a 14 team OBP over AVG, total bases added h2h
    C zunino
    1B myers
    2B cowart (2B/3B)
    3B longo
    SS semien
    OF (3) trout/stanton/souza
    util (2) margot/beckham (1B/2B/SS)
    BN villar/chapman
    NA hoskins
    DL desmond/maybin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: just checked, it took depthcharts like 8 out of last 9 to adjust it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          About time

          • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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            @Grey: i still don’t get what is going on though, as sogard has literally this triple slash in his last 60 plate appearances (you can’t make this shit up that he’s playing and villar isn’t), .109/.183/.109, OPS .292. no XBH.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know it’s ludicrous

  71. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey SunGrey!

    After doing nothing this week in Coors, would you drop Story in a H2H obp/ops for a streamer slot if your SS is now a recently acquired Machado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  72. FrankGrimes says:
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    Taillon is hot trash
    My teams have fallen apart
    In so many ways

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ralph streamed Taillon today, so I can’t say I was rooting for him — bummer on him in general tho

      • No Pun Zone says:
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        @Grey:

        Good to see him rally. First inning commentary always kills me too! I dropped him for Morton. We shall see.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  73. Steve says:
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    Cozart or the white hot Semien for ROS? I picked up Semien and Albies when Coz went on the DL and now I’m lousy with shortstops. Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Cozart over Albies, hold Semien

  74. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like more for next week?

    Semien – 2 vs sea, 4 vs bal
    Beckham – 3 @ laa, 4 @ oak

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  75. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Cmart for smoak ops league which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart

  76. Mike and Ike says:
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    Grey,

    10 team, 10 keeper, holding onto first right now. Need Ks, Wins, AVG, and Saves

    Where should I be valuing Rizzo? Think this is selling too low?

    Rizzo

    Rendon and Kluber

    It’s not ideal as Reynolds would be my full time 1B (its a weekly league, so not able to sit/start as easily on home/away matchups).

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not selling too low if Kluber wins it for you this year

  77. Vee says:
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    Hey Grey,

    im currently in 3rd place in a redraft league.. definitely in contention. someone offered me giancarlo now for nxt year’s 10th round pick.

    ive never traded for picks before… thoughts on this trade and any tips in general on trading for picks? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Giancarlo and run

      • Vee says:
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        @Grey: will do, thanks. do you have an article somewhere detailing draft pick trading strategy? cheerio!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure, have to search the site

  78. Brett says:
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    would you start either happ vs yankees or bauer vs colorado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  79. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Lamb or CMART ros ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  80. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) Russell Martin or Wilson Ramos
    2) puig or Gallo
    3) dinelson lamet (sexy periphs as of late) or Luis Castillo

    Thanks !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ramos 2. Puig 3. Castillo

      • Josh-NYC says:
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        @Grey:

        Hey thanks ..

        What about castillo or rodon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither are safe, Rodon

  81. Wilson says:
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    I’m talking about trading Osuna but he blows up today and 3rd time on last 5 games.
    Do you think him still good to trade because I really need SV? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s risky

  82. Trade says:
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    Nelson or Nola ROS? Cruz fair for either in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola, sounds fair

      • Trade says:
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        @Grey: thanks, fair for Nelson too?

  83. herschel says:
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    @Grey: Grandal sitting with back spasms and listed as day to day. In weekly roto leagues, drop for any of these guys:

    Martin – 3 vs nyy, 3 vs pit
    Vazquez – 2 @ tb, 3 @ nyy

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  84. SteveNZ says:
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    I love Cody Bellinger. That is all.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @SteveNZ: he’s got the closest name to anybody in baseball to mine (a B at the start, ends in “ger”and has 9 letters). LAUNCHANGLER!

  85. No Pun Zone says:
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    The Mets are bad but Ryu looked great again. Hold or streamer in a 12 teamer? I would have to drop Cobb or Morton.

    Would you drop N Williams for one of Calhoun, Avisail, Mazara. Need everyday OF. Since I don’t carry bench Bats….walks, batting average and runs scored more important than RBis, HRs.

  86. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    12 team with OBP over AVG, hits/total bases added. drop either of fisher (probably too early though) or brocktune for any of cargo 2/vasquez (with leon back he’d not play every day BUT i could have him with martin backup)/moreland/duda

    C martin (3B)
    1B au rizz
    2B odor
    SS story
    3B lamb
    OF (3) braun (he’s been pretty awful since coming back, for him)/c-sant/souza
    util (2) fisher/arcia
    BN margot/brocktune/chapman
    DL treat urner/chisenhall
    NA hoskins (why oh WHY did devers have to come up first, i had the stash choice about a month ago and i did hoskins over devers in another money league too)

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