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Au Shucks, Au No, Au Crap, Au Whatever You Want To Say, it’s Au Not So Good.  Au contraire mon frere, it’s auful.  On Friday night, in a meaningless at-bat in a meaningless game in a meaningless season by the lowly Diamondbacks team, lowly’s meaning:  less, Paul Goldschmidt entered the game as a pinch hitter and was plunked* (*trademark Eric Plunk), and now has a broken hand.  Au, c’mon, can’t we have anything nice?   Au, guys and four girls, it’s au so bad.  Am I au right?  Au, sadly no, I’m not au right; shizz has gone pear shape and au wrong.  Maybe I shouldn’t have paid retail for this word ‘au;’ now I feel compelled to use it so auften.  Aufortunately, Goldschmidt is droppable in redraft leagues.  Here’s hoping he’s fine for next year.  Au please.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Pedro Alvarez – o-for-1, didn’t start yesterday and there’s some rumblings that Alvarez is going to see the bench quite often, because he can’t hit (that’s not new) and he’s been Knoblauching his throws at third for a while, which is not to say he’s domesticing his woman with a forearm shiver.  By the by, Knoblauch might be the only person to seriously raise doubts about his guilt when he says, “I didn’t mean to hit her, I meant to kick the TV.  My aim is off!”

Josh Harrison – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 10th homer on Saturday.  Harrison started at 3rd base yesterday While My Alvarez Gently Weeps and because the Pirates feel like they need Something that Harrison provides.

Andrew McCutchen – Left yesterday’s game after grabbing his side.  No one knows where the oblique is, not even doctors, not even Tommy Medica, but it sounds like where an oblique might be.  Stay tuned for more news from me, after I read the update elsewhere tomorrow.

Angel Pagan – The Duality of Man plans to return Tuesday and bridge the gap between good and evil and the top of the lineup and the middle.  Weighty goals, for sure.

Madison Bumgarner – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. Bartolo Colon (4 2/3 IP, 6 ER).  The matchup was billed in the New York media as Bum vs. Giant Ass.  For Vegas oddsmakers who bet simply on the chances a starter will or won’t get through a door frame, there were some big winners yesterday.

Hunter Pence – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers (14, 15).  By his 2nd homer, Mets fans were actually cheering Pence in Metco, because, after his first homer, they realized that his gangly man bird arms flailing wildly as he circled the bases acted as a natural mosquito repellant.

Buster Posey – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Look at Buster going Bluth goes the dynamite!

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer as he was activated from the DL on Saturday.  If you lost Goldy (sigh pronounced au…), I could see grabbing Belt if he’s out there.  He’s a solid run producer with occasional homers and a decent average…Yeah, it sounded better in my head, but he’s playing at least.

Jacob deGrom – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.77.  Not sure if there’s any trade value for him in redraft leagues or if trading deadlines have passed already or if people have moved on to fantasy football leagues (we need commissioners!), but I still think deGrom is pitching way over his head.  I don’t even trust him for his next start, and the Stream-o-Nator agrees.

Carlos Gonzalez – Out with a sprained ankle.  He says he should be back on Tuesday.  I believe him.  I don’t think he’s going to make it healthy to Friday though.  CarGo once missed 17 days of high school due to a hickey getting infected.

Rick Porcello – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Here’s why I liked him so much in the preseason.  He seems capable of racking up Ks when he wants to.  It just depends if Porcello wants to be a fungi for fantasy.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Oh, I see what it was with Porcello.  He wasn’t being a fungi; he was facing the Rockies on the road without Tulo and CarGo.  Yesterday, the Rockies didn’t even play Blackmon — racist!

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and hit his 23rd homer and 2nd in as many days.  The Zombino’s walking with his arms outstretched, eating pitchers’ brains again.  And posing for pictures with children.  He’s not a monster, after all.

Rajai Davis – 2-for-4 and his 26th steal.  Now has three straight games with multiple hits.  Looks like The King of SAGNOF is not platooning much at all with the departure of Austin Jackson.  Tiger fans will just have to deal with the pomp and circumstance that comes with the King, like when he has a corgi bring him his glove in the outfield.

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.04.  Yup, he’s better than that other pitcher on your team.  Yup, him too.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and nine for his last 14 over the weekend.  Hot schmotato alert!

Kennys Vargas – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .357 over the weekend.  Yeah, I’m liking a bunch of Twin hitters right now.  It’s like Kent Hrbek is writing the roundup.  If Plouffe is the sound a turd makes when it hits the toilet water.  What is a Hrbek?  The sound a bedpost makes when it’s hitting the wall?  Hrbek, Hrbek, Hrbek…Shh…The neighbors are gonna hear us.

Danny Santana – 5-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and two steals (7, 8).  Oh, and he has two homers in the last four games.  On our last 30-day Player Rater, Santana has given more value than Starlin Castro, Aybar, Asdrubal, Tulo at short, and Moss, Nelson Cruz, Khris Davis in the outfield.

Oswaldo Arcia – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  The Twins scored 16 runs yesterday, so even Oswaldo couldn’t hide himself in a striped shirt and stocking cap.

Jason Vargas – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER in his first start back from the DL.  Varbelch.

James Shields – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Seems to go against his better nature, but Shields should stop fending off opponents and start attacking for punch outs.

Josh Reddick – 2-for-3 and two homers (7, 8).  Why am I alone in bed, picking up Reddick and hearing Hrbek?  Hmm… Reddick is owned in 28% of leagues, which is silly low.  As Kirk Cameron would tell you, get on board or get left behind!

James Paxton – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER in his first start since April.  He looked more rusty than Rusty Kuntz.  Fun fact!  Christina Hendricks’s business cards are on the back of Rusty Kuntz baseball cards.  Better than using Kuntz’s uncle.  I don’t have a ton of confidence all will be right with Paxton.  His upside is worth the patience for one more start, then we’ll need to reevaluate.

Nick Markakis – 3-for-4 and his 9th homer.  He hit a leadoff homer in the first and then neither team scored again, which I believe means Greece moves onto the next round.

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.78, which makes him a solid arm in very deep leagues, like AL-Only ones, but he has a sub-6 K/9, 3+ BB/9 and isn’t ownable in any mixed leagues outside of the occasional stream.  That’s The Chris Tillman Story.

Emilio Bonifacio – 0-for-1.  Has now failed to start two days in a row.  Classic Fredi Gonzalez to trade for a player and make him a pinch hitter.  God forbid they move the .211 hitting Upton out of the leadoff slot.  The whole house of turds would collapse.  Mean’s while, Emily Boneface is left in the dugout reading poems that rhyme “feminist mystique” with “Chic, Le Freak.”

Everth Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and two steals (15, 16).  He also had a steal on Friday.  Not completely convinced he’s out of the woods yet, but he’s been chopping down his fantasy value all year, so hopefully.

Tommy Medica – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and third homer this weekend.  Medica is a doctor in name only, and has been swinging a hot bat.  If you have to grab Medica to replace Goldy, I’ll place a bid on eBay for you for the world’s smallest violin.

Will Venable – 2-for-4, 1 run and hitting close to .400 in the last week.  So, you’re saying the hottest hitters are Padres and Twins?  Oy.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4 and a slam (13) and legs (6), that was his 5th homer this week.  Won’t be easy to bamboozle fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) into choosing him in the 2nd round next year, but he’s obviously making a run at it.

Josh Beckett – 4 IP, 3 ER.  I don’t know why the Dodgers haven’t put him back on the DL, but why is this your concern?  You an investor in the club?  Did you inherit your shares from your great-uncle and your name is Twig Rickey?  That’s great, doesn’t matter.  Lose Beckett in mixed leagues.

Chris Coghlan – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Now has five straight games with multiple hits, and has been hitting at or near the top of the lineup.  That’s your cue to look at your waivers for him.  Yes, you!  No, the guy putting a Kick Me sign on your back.

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Elsewhere, a Cubs fan altered a Valbuena jersey to read, Valbryant.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4.  Stupid Gerardo Parra started on Saturday over Davis due to Ned Yost wanting to see what Parra can do.  What did he do?  0-for-3 with two Ks.  You don’t need to be an expert on Ancient Aliens to figure out what Parra can do (though I am waiting for the Ancient Aliens episode about Andrelton), so hopefully Yost will play Davis on most days.

Matt Garza – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 baserunner, 4 Ks, but left the game with an oblique strain.  Garza was hoping shaving the landing strip off his chin would end the warring factions in his body that kept pulling him to the DL, but there’s no peace for the Garza strip.

Kolten Wong – 0-for-4 and a slam (7) and legs (16) on Saturday, that’s in only 239 ABs.  For those who aren’t the best at math, he’s on pace for 15 homers and 34 steals over the course of a full season.  Yup.

Justin Masterson – 6 IP, 5 ER.  That’s a huge step for Masterson.  Not that he looked good.  It’s a huge step for him to stop giving people false hope.

John Lackey – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Is it me or does Lackey’s player page picture make him look like he’s been partying with Lohan for the last ten years?  Easy on the devil’s dandruff, Lackey.

Henderson Alvarez – He says he can return on his first day eligible on August 14th.  His doctor said, “He-Al only has shoulder inflammation.”  Can’t confirm if he said He-Al while karate chopping a plank of wood in half.

Garrett Jones – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Dah, I was thisclose to picking him up yesterday.  Like an R&B song I never heard, he was the batty call I should’ve made.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 10th steal.  He now has as many steals as homers.  Who died and made him Yunel?  Yunel definitely didn’t, unless Joe Maddon’s been Doing the Bernie at shortstop all year.

Todd Frazier – 4-for-5, 1 RBI and hitting .295.  You don’t think I can rank Frazier in the top 25 next year?  You don’t know me well enough.

Devin Mesoraco – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Sticking with the newly established theme about next year’s ranking, you don’t think I can rank Mesoraco lower than every other ‘pert?  You really don’t know me well enough.

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Was a solid matchup vs. the MIA Marlins, and he gets them once again next time out.  No, not next time out as in when you tell your kid to stand in the corner for 45 minutes while you watch TV, the next time Leake pitches.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and a slam (14) and legs (11) on Saturday.  My distrust on whether or not he could hit for enough power or steal enough bases to be mixed league worthy has been Rendon’d obsolete.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks in only 99 pitches.  Surprised the Nationals can tie their shoes while wearing those kid gloves.  Walter Johnson used to throw 99 pitches to one batter!  (Though that was during The Great Plague of 1917 when they employed player-umps and lots of foul tips were called even when a batter didn’t swing.)

Denard Span – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 steals (22, 23).  Who let Denard Dog out?  Woof, woof, woof!  On a side note, when you type “Who let the dogs out” into Google, one of the first suggestions is “Who let the dogs out meaning.”  Yeah, I can imagine there’s a ton of subtext with this song.  It’s like Randy Newman wrote it.  When they’re saying let the dogs out, they’re actually referring to prisoners of Guantanamo, and ‘woof,’ of course, is a textile that political prisoners used to make flags.  Or there’s just a bunch of dogs in a room and someone is discovering that the door was left open.

Marcus Stroman – 3 IP, 5 ER.  I don’t know who that guy with the cooler of body parts was, but he sure was nice to watch my drink while I went to the bathroom… *five hours later*  Hey, is this The Cure playing Just Like Heaven?  Wait, are they playing it in heaven?  Ah!!!  Roofie!!!

Dexter Fowler – Nearing rehab assignment.  Here I thought he retired.  Where did this young brother go?  Doode was expected to return three weeks ago and he’s only now nearing a rehab assignment?  Fowler, that messes up people’s iCals, you should know better.

Jon Singleton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and a homer on Saturday, his 4th homer in the last eight games.  More indicative that he’s hot isn’t the power, but the two hits yesterday.  He’s hitting around .300 in the last week, and I’d absolutely grab him.

Scott Feldman – 9 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Wasn’t quite as pretty as it looks on paper because around the 7th inning, Feldman dyed his hair dark black, started talking about a sequel to Lost Boys and began emancipating himself from the Astros.

Michael Bourn – Ran the bases on Saturday.  Good to see Bourn getting in touch with his identity.

Trevor Bauer – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  On the for realie, Bauer is going to have to stop throwing one of six pitches, focus on just three of his best pitches, or he’s never going to take the next step in his career.  Why just a wee blogger like moi can see this, but his coaches can’t?  I have no idea.  Seems pretty Effen vodka obvious.

David Murphy – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  He’s this week’s Creeper.  In that post, you’ll hear about my encounter with a chihuahua that was hung like a horse.  Was trying to eat lunch and this not-so-little guy just kept swinging his thing around.  At one point, he swung it around, grabbed it with his front paws, and start spraying it like he was a Ghostbuster.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-6 and his 16th homer.  Since I’ve lost half my team to injuries in the last two weeks, I beg you, Brantley, fireman carry me to the finish line.

Neftali Feliz – 1 IP, 2 ER and his first blown save.  Probably nothing here yet, but if you don’t think I grabbed Cotts already, you’re not paying attention to my needs.  And here I thought we were buddies.  Now, I’m sad.  I hope you’re happy!

Mike Carp – Rangers traded for him from the Red Sox.  It’s unclear what the Red Sox are receiving back, because the Sawx were surprised they were allowed to ask for something back from the Rangers for Crap.

Brett Gardner – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Too bad he’s so awesome I literally poop myself when he does something good.  Luckily, I bought stock in Pampers in March.  Grey’s smart!

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting near .500 in the last week, and three homers in the past ten days.  Imagine he’s on a lot of teams that are out of it, so the Zombino is ghost riding the whip.

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer and hitting near .450 in the last week.  Looks like the little man would’ve been a nice buy low around the All-Star break.  Little men rule, or at least that’s what I tell my lady suitors.

Allen Craig – Hit fifth on Friday, but turned his ankle and missed Saturday and Sunday.  I’m holding for a few more days, because I think once he’s healthy, the Red Sox are going to play him every day.  I could be wrong, but to prove my confidence, I’ll bet you my fourth round Segura on it.

Wil Myers – Will start a rehab assignment on Saturday.  When you return, Myers, may the world open to you like in the Russian novel titled, Gyorkoff’s Return.

Jake Odorizzi – 3 IP, 5 ER.  Damn, took him four months of stellar pitching to get his ERA below 4, and in his first game of August, it bumped his ERA right back to 4.09.  Odorizzini, “Inconceivable!”  I’d hold him for his next start, but as we saw in April, he can go terrible as quick as he can look good.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-4 and 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer on Saturday.  Don’t fully trust Maddon to start him every day, but he looks like an ever-so-slight hot schmotato.

C.J. Wilson – 1 1/3 IP, 6 ER as he returned from the DL.  Head and Shoulders anagrams to Dunderhead Halos.  You decide how much that applies.

From Around The Web

  1. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Picked up Reddick and dropped Granderson. Those 2 HRs helped me win for the week.

    I traded deGrom for Chris Davis, hoping his bat heats up.

  2. Lemmingness says:
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    Hi Grey et al,

    Weekly points league,
    Would you start Paxton (vsCWS, $9.9) over any of Arrieta (@COL, $1.6) or Latos (vsCLE, $5.5)? Thanks a bunch

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start him over the Coors one.

  3. Pops says:
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    Hi Grey,

    10 team keep forever no penalties. 8 cats inclues hit–tb–ops.

    I’m in first place h2h league. Should I try to move Longoria for Frazier?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d do it.

  4. The Big Yabu says:
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    Will Asdrubal see enough playing time in Washington to be startable in a weekly-lineup league? Backup is Jhonny Peralta.
    FYI: Wash plays 7 games this week (1 vs Bal, 3 vs NYM, 3 @ Atl) while StL plays 6 (3 vs Bos, 3 @ Bal – all 6 against RHP)
    Thanks for the insight!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Looks like he’ll get most of the starts at second here on out.

  5. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    wait, Rajai has 26 HRs? Wouldn’t that make him the most valuable player in Fantasy?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha he’s been really good and should only get better now. Carrera may never see a start

  6. I think you had a typo on Rajai’s HR total.

    Man, I’m hoping Odorizzi can pull his whizz together against the Cubbies. Slim pickings among the FAs. But if he does’t, who’re your top couple of choices between McCarthy, Kuroda, Smyly, BAnderson, Hutchinson, Wily Peralta, and Hector Santiago?

    • @Enrique: That was supposed to say “shizz” … damn spell check.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Enrique: wily p’s been solid (except for that one stretch) almost all year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Smyly and Wily. Anderson is interesting, but there’s the whole Colorado factor.

  7. Dan says:
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    In a redraft, which side wins?

    M Adams for Duda, M Byrd

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Dan: Duda Wet Tail

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Or is it Do the Hustle?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha agree with JeF

  8. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    the pence/span/stroman blurbs were great. in 14 team roto with OPS i have cron/asche/mostsuckass and only 13 pickups left for year. when springer and lind come back i’ll be dropping cron and 1 of mostsuckass/asche.
    1. which of those 2?
    2. should i drop the other for any of vargas/singleton/medica?
    only other adds i can currently anticipate left would be maybe replacing crisp if he keeps missing time without being DL’ed by Gose or somebody for steals. this is net steals league.

  9. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Kennys or raspberries+porn=Reddick? I have Rizzo. I had Goldschmidt. Will r+p be on the wrong end of a platoon in Oakland? Points league. Thanks bruh.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha, I’d go with Reddick. Not sure about the platoon. Reddick is worse against lefties so I’d imagine he’d get the starts against RHP.

  10. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Nice write-up, man! Here are my 5 names I could come up with. Sorry no current ballers included.

    1. Dead Hal Sunder – he’s been dead for a while. Sorry to bring up the dead.

    2. Dale “Han” Shudder – It was a popular nickname in the 80s and he yes he made all the girls shudder in fear at his Dumbo-like ears.

    3. Lalos “Dud” Header – When his last start as a pitcher went south like CJ’s most recent crapola, he decided to become a soccer player and actually did pretty well because everyone thought he was related to the “other” Lalos guy – aka the good one. Ah, geez did I spell that one wrong too. Foiled again.

    4. Shreaded Hand Lou – Lou actually shreaded (what’s the damn squiggly line showin’ up for? you mean that’s not how you spell shredded? damn been misspelling for 47 year – that’s 2 score and seven years) his hand in a combine accident and was left with only 2 digits. Boy, he was the best 2-digit shredded hand pitcher in the Negro Leagues that could be found for at least 100 miles around.

    5. Shun Dreaded Hal – Hal was a big Bob Marley / Peter Tosh fan in the 80s and sported the dreadlocks as a tribute to them. Too bad he was shunned from baseball because he sucked.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha nicely done Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! I think number 5 was a bad movie with Jack Black

  11. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, pick one for only one UTIL spot.

    Singleton or Vargas for ROS? Thanks.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Wilson: In a vacuum and IMHO, Singleton. What are the categories and what do you need? Would still take Singleton.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: Im going Vargas

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      is this the one where we all say something different? I’d go Homerton.

      • Wilson says:
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        Thanks everyone!!

  12. J-FOH says:
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    AuuuuuuuuSnap!……. :(

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      major bummer

  13. can't fight fate says:
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    Traded A Hill for Paxton, with Kipnis, and Gyorko eligible for 2nd. Good move or not? Needed an extra arm, but not sure how effective he will be down the stretch.

    • Mike

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      sounds good

  14. Debating on dropping Bruce for Reddick at this point but I’ve stuck with Bruce this long. One of the other post got me thinking buy/sell don’t keep people who won’t win you a championship at this point Bruce isn’t helping my Reds win anything ethier…….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, Grey said it best in the Buy/Sell.

  15. Rick says:
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    You had me at Christina Hendricks-

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: jane over big red.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: or if you got room on roster (like sterling) go both.

  16. Mac says:
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    Give up on adrelton simmons and pick up everth?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  17. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Pls rank top 3 for a util spot in H2H weekly pts:
    Belt
    Gyorko
    Wong
    Vargas
    Venable
    Coghlan

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      right now Wong, Venable, and Coghlan are hot

  18. Skankasaurus Lex says:
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    what are we thinking about GARRET RICHARDS? Is he still legit, those last to Ls were against Detroit and BMore, plus tonight hes SPs against the Dodgers…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m still in on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Skankasaurus Lex: I still like him, but depends on your options, of course

  19. Plumbing4 says:
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    Thoughts on trading Pujols for Goldy in a keeper league where I can’t even get 3rd this season?

    Do you think he will be good to go next season?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Plumbing4: If you cant win id DO IT

    • Plumbing4 says:
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      @Plumbing4: also I have Bogaerts and Segura at SS. Which one should I drop for Santana, if either?

      10 team 5 player keeper league.

      Current keeper options. Pujols, Stanton, Harper, Ad Jones, Polanco, Hosmer, Wong, Gyorko, Segura, Vargus

      Polanco, Wong, Vargus, and Gyorko were off waivers and can be kept at lower rounds than the others

      Also Fielder is on waivers. Worth a pickup for keeper next season?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Plumbing4: Id drop segura for santana…I think your keepers would be Pujols/Goldschmidt(if you get him), Stanton, Harper, Jones, Polanco…No need for Fielder

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF on Goldy and your keepers

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Plumbing4: is there money for 4th?

  20. Joeg414 says:
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    SS ros : Simmions , DeeDee, Drew or Crawford? 6×6 Mixed Roto

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, I might go with Drew there. Nobody stands out

  21. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Grey… Which pitcher would you stream (They’re both playing against eachother on WED). Drew Hutchison or Chen?? In Toronto.. The SON has Hutch way on top but Chen has the same numbers or some better. Hutch has better Win/vs loss %

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Frank White: Hutch..go with S.O.N.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with others

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: go take a look at hutch’s home FIP (listed on player page). next take a look at hutch’s last few games, then go look at every one of chen’s games since start of july. just go shoemaker that day.

  22. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    The East Antarctic ice sheet is as thick as the Alps Mountains are high

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      wow that’s really cool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: So you’re saying penguins are great climbers?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: exactly

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Next Shark Tank: Penguin sherpas!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: My wife bought me the Mission belt from Shark Tank and it’s Legit! Highly recommend.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Which one is that again?

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ha Ha

  23. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Wong or Prado?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @malamoney: WONG

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with others

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: i’m surprised. i don’t think this one has been asked yet.

  24. Bob says:
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    Two questions for you this morning fine sir.

    First is, any idea when the hell encarnacion is coming back?

    Second is, who’s a better CI for the next 2-3 weeks in a 6×6 with OPS?

    Pablo Sandoval
    Brandon Belt
    Mark Teixeira
    Jon Singleton

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      No set timeline from what I’ve read, plus he had a setback.

      I’d go with Tex, as weird as that feels to type.

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Mike:

        Last update was possible rehab stint this week… EDWIN PLEASE COME BACK AND HIT BOMBS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: I’d guess end of this week…Belt

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: belt isn’t available, my mistake.
        Sandoval teixeira singleton. Best option is?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Singleton

          • Bob says:
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            @Grey: also rostering carter. How do you think HOU handles the NL games this week? Will carter get starts at 1B at the expense of Singleton? Play carter in the OF? No way they sit both hot bats, right? Just don’t want to add singleton and then see him sat for carter against PHI. Anyhoo, thanks for your advice!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Will sit Carter or Singleton, prolly alternate

  25. Russell says:
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    Is this the real Jed Gyorko, or just a one week anomaly? Feeling like Reyes might be hurt, would you take a chance on Gregorious? Billy Hamilton, Span or Tavares for my last OF position? I’m in a dogfight for the playoffs in my league. Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Russell: He hit 23 homers last year…Hamilton

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: and missed a month while hitting those 23 (which you’ve pointed out many times)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  26. Nico

    Nick Not the Podcast Host says:
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    Morning Grey! Wanted to weigh in on deGrom for a sec. I watched most of that game Saturday night, and I was as big of a deGrom regression believer as anyone, but his stuff looked dirty in that game. His SIERA is sitting around 3.55, and his LOB is high, but he’s holding almost a 6 pt difference between his K/9 and BB/9, which I know is something you look at. He also seems to be attacking the hitters, rather than trying to be fancy, and he’s striking out the guys he should be, i.e. pitchers! I tend to be overly stat reliant bc I can’t watch every MLB game, but from the eye test (for once), I thought deGrom looked really solid. I’m more interested in what you think his potential could be in the future bc to me, he seems like a mature pitcher for being new to the big show. (I’m not forgetting he was playing the offensively anemic Giants in a pitchers park!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick Not the Podcast Host: Morning! Yeah, his stats look fine, but his minor league stats didn’t, I think he might be surprising people and expect him to fall into a 3.75 ERA range

  27. KK says:
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    Danny Santana or Alcides Escobar ?
    Santana or Segura

    ROS for both

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @KK: Santana
      Santana

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m riding Santana until he collapses under me.

      • Paul says:
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        @Mike: Santana has been out Doziering Dozier for the last 30 days (both 3 HR 2 steals, but Santana has a 350/950 obp/ops to Dozier’s 306/722). Any chance that continues ROS? Not considering dropping Dozier, but I am thinking about spelling him with Dee and Santana…

        • Mike

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          the power seeems fluky but the speed is legit. Career slash in the minors was 276/319/387 . Prolly won’t hit 300 all year but he was hitting before he got hurt too. I’d ride and enjoy.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Mike: dozier also had weak minor numbers, and it’s why i owned brad miller everywhere (Grey helped) and dozier nowhere ever. (except at the end of last year due to injuries and not caring about projections due to “hot guy hitting grab now”)

  28. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Need help 12 team league keep 5. free agents are kept at 5 or faab bid whichever is more. Fielder was cut yesterday. I don’t need keepers but could try trading him. I have $21 in faab left. How much would you bid? Minimum bids are 1 and I am in first so would have to out bid everyone, but need money for the rest of the year.

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if you need money for the rest of the year I wouldn’t mess with him. Save your money to pick up guys that help you win now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Agree with Mike

  29. Bob says:
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    Obligatory catcher question.
    6×6 with OPS.
    Currently rostering Wilson Ramos. Hold or drop for one of these options:

    Dioner Navarro
    Jason Castro
    Kurt Suzuki
    Mike Zunino
    Stephen Vogt
    Russell Martin

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Zunino

  30. Jon says:
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    Hey grey top of the morning to you! Great posts!

    At IF who do you like this week in a weekly lock / h2h points league; Chris carter (22 homers/44runs/53 RBI @ Philly & vs texas)

    Or Matt carpenter (6 homers/ 69 runs/ 42 RBI , vs boston & @ Baltimore )

    If you say carpenter would you bench any of these to start carter; Carlos Gonzalez, or mark Teixeira (utility)

    Thanks!

    • Jon says:
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      @Jon:

      Or I could start carpenter over longoria at 3rd too

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d ride Carter while he’s hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  31. Benny says:
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    In a dynasty league, should I trade my Kris Bryant and Stroman for Bryce Harper?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Benny: I would

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  32. Harris says:
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    Two questions. Danny Santana or S.Castro at SS or Santana or Raj. Davis in outfield.

    • Harris says:
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      @Harris: one more option…bench Kipnis or Utley, go with Santana as the utilility guy. Basically I lose this week and I’m done. Guys like Kipnis and Cargo have killed me all season. I keep rolling them out there. I’m not using Cargo this week, I can live with it if he puts up a 60. The guy has averaged about 6 pts a week since week 6. I prefer when he’s just on the DL. Nothing to consider. Sorry for the Cargo rant.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha no worries. I’d start Santana at Util and keep Castro and Davis in our lineup

  33. Lville Jim says:
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    Don’t have Goldy on any of my teams and I’m somewhat enjoying the misfortunes of his owners. Does it make me a bad person?

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Lville Jim: yes

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Lville Jim: Yes I hate you

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no, just watch out for karma bombs

      • Lville Jim says:
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        @Mike: already had mine, fat azz Prince was my 2nd rd pick in three leagues.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Lville Jim: it would like all of us if kershaw got TJ. no problem with me. it is funny for those who don’t have goldy. it’s also wonderful for those of us in dynasties that can get him now.

  34. Mr. Glass says:
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    solid 48 hours losing Lee & Goldy, would suck if i didnt have a 4 game lead in first with 5 to go… Oh wait never mind it still sucks FMFL

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      big time

      • Mr. Glass says:
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        @Grey: i just picked up Alexi cause i was thinking of flipping Dee Gordon to replace some of Goldy’s production you guys have any suggestions of who i should target, doesnt have to be a first baseman cause i can put Joey Bats there thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe Edwin on cheap?

  35. Chris says:
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    Gotta drop one of these so I can stream this week: Archer, DeGrom, Y. Ventura or Stroman. Which one should go?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d lose Archer of that group

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Chris: Tough call, man! deGrom is the weakest link for this week. If it’s ROS you have to be concerned about both deGrom and Stroman for innings curtailment. Archer hasn’t been as good as he was last year down the stretch. Maybe he turns it on. So, drop DeGrom.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  36. the pillar & the stones says:
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    1. How would you rank:
    Elias v BAL (12.7)
    Anderson v COL (10.5)
    Hutchinson v BAL (9.5)
    Eovaldi @ CIN (8.0)
    Hernandez v HOU (6.8)

    2. Sit/start (12 team H2H pts):
    Porcello @ NYY (1.0)
    Ryu @ LAA (3.1)

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      go with SON. I might put Eovaldi ahead of Hutch though

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start both

  37. The Fifth Girl says:
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    Best time of the year – finally able to drop the dead weight. Buh-bye Choo. Never come near me again. I’m playing “what have you done for me lately” and trying to decide how many positions slots I can reasonably stream in a 10-teamer.

    Hold Odorizzi, or is this the beginning of the end for him?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold for another start and see how he fares

      • The Fifth Girl says:
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        @Grey: I’d make it a streaming spot in a 10-teamer to help make up innings – maybe revisit Ordozzi at some point. I’ll probably hang onto him for another start, but I’m always looking for the cliff with guys that get hot out of nowhere. Yesterday when my Twitter feed started blowing up with comments like “when was the last time a pitcher threw 50 pitches in an inning?”, I just knew it would be about Jake.

        Great site, too, by the way. I appreciate that the content refreshes and turns over more often than sites I pay for. That’s a lot of work, as is responding to hundreds of comments every day. It does not go unnoticed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense… Thanks for the kind words!

  38. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning everyone!
    Hope the weekend was kind to you all. I saw all your pictures from friday and most of you are much better looking than me.

    Standard Monday morning weekly lock lineup questions for you: So I bid on and got Chris Taylor who looks like he’s got the job now. In a vacuum, net value, would you prefer to start him over Billy Butler for this week? I love Moobs, and for a minute there he looked like he was going to catch fire, but he fizzled this week until getting a few hits yesterday just to make me reconsider benching him.

    Pitching: I have two open spots for the back end(pervert!) of my rotation, choose from these four. SON is optimistic on all of them ($10 range), me not so much:

    Alex Wood @ SEA
    Paxton vs. CWS
    Odorizzi @ CHN
    Hughes vs. SD – I can’t believe this but I want nothing to do with the Padres offense right now but this looks real good on paper

    Thanks again, and good luck down the stretch.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stick with Butler and start Odor and Paxton. You’re right about the Padres, they aren’t a no brainer streamer matchup right now

      you too!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thanks, Mike!
        Was strongly considering Alex Wood, is your concern with him a cross-country start in an AL park? If i’m correct don’t lefty starters thrive against the mariners? or is that not true?
        I’m fine benching him, just curious as to your thought process. Thanks again!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            Thx Grey. Yeah, I put Wood in, I think he’ll be fine in Seattle. I sat Odor, for some reason that start in Chicago is giving me the willies….

            So I just got through a week against two of the hottest players in the land. Josh Harrison and Adam Eaton. They literally couldn’t make outs. It was insane. I’ve never screamed so much at a computer in my life. My dog had no idea what was going on, poor guy, so now he hates the computer cuz it pissed off his master. Dogs are awesome.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Love dogs, what kind you got?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                Dog lover myself. I saw the pic of yours. Very handsome fellow!

                I have a Wheaton Terrier. Just turned 5, named Oliver, and he is my best friend. Dogs are the best! Well, tied with baseball.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice, just Googled it… Very cute…

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    Thx. Would recommend to anyone. Great dogs. What kind is yours? He’s adorable.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Mutt…Terrier something or other…

  39. Lville Jim says:
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    Rusty Kuntz, the greatest baseball name ever. Still have to give some love to
    Dick Pole and Pete LeCock. Would be great if a player named Mike Hunt ever makes the show.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Lville Jim: Don’t forget Gorman Thomas (Harvey’s wallbanger) and his doppelganger Thomas Gorman (didn’t amount to much).

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lville Jim: What? No love for Johnny Dickshot?

      • Lville Jim says:
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        @Grey: Yeooow, that just sounds painful.

        • Lville Jim says:
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          @Lville Jim:Names are funny, Bud and Vic Black are white while Bill and Roy White are black.

  40. Rs says:
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    Vargas worth a waiver claim? I have trumbo crushing my CI spot.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  41. L-Boogie says:
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    Starting Arrieta @Col this week? (SON 1.6)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m starting him since I own him, but if you have other options, the most I usually hope for from Coors is a QS

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Mike: Well, since you brought it up…

        5×5 weekly roto. Start 7 Ps. Definitely starting
        Kluber x2
        Alex Wood x2
        Iwakuma vs Cubs
        1-2 closers

        Leaning towards this order for last 2 spots (maybe 3 depending if I want to try to catch up in saves or not):
        Odorizzi @ Cubs (SON 9.8)
        Teheran @Ms (6.2-where’s the love 2 weeks straight?)
        Hahn @ Minn (9.4)
        Cobb @Oak (7.2)
        Arrietta @Col (1.6)

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @L-Boogie: Also forgot about Shoemaker vs Dodgers (9.1). Not sure if I trust him with a precious starter spot yet.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            I’d go with Odor and Teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: I wouldn’t mess with a pitcher in Coors, not worth it

  42. MMCC1029 says:
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    Still hold charlie for reddick? could also drop JD, Polanco, Coghlin. I’m 6 games out of a playoff spot and just had a huge week. Looking to roll the dice for the home stretch. Anyone other suggestions?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Charlie’s got the 3 games at Coors, but I could see going with Reddick if you’re looking to roll the dice on a hot bat.

  43. John E. Depth says:
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    As a Braves fan… Fire Fredi!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @John E. Depth: Amen, John E. As a Braves fan, CK’s implosion was all his fault. Matter of fact the way that whole situation played out on Saturday is a microcosm of how bad he’s been all year. First of all letting bases loaded none out score zero runs is crazy and then letting CK even start the 10th is a true abomination.

      A blind monkey would do better than Freddi and would cost much cheaper.

      Freddi’s next job…

      1. Comedian in Reno (He’d never make it in Vegas)

      2. Emergency Response Coordinator for the Cuban Red Cross.

      Matter of fact after that shameful loss on Saturday night, I’d deport him myself back to Cuba where he belongs.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @John E. Depth: As a met fan..I think hes great

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: LOL, JeF! As a G-nats fan, others would say he’s gr8 too!

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I hear ya

  44. Bobeer says:
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    Keep or drop frosty the Stroman? I’d be adding Jacob deGrom yeah I play Stroman @ RP but I already have keuchel & Alex wood, the depth w/ Stroman wouldn’t hurt I guess just seeing if you like SP better deGrom ROS than the stromanator- I also have arrieta, tanaka (well see how his playing catch does today but to me he’s basically done for the season), mad bum, cueto & Strasberg

    Gracias señor grey master!

  45. papasmurf says:
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    In 2012, Ecab ran wild and helped the second place team (at the time) overtake my team. I ended up losing the title by 1.5 pts.

    This year I have him to begin the year and he drops a stinky deuce. So I dropped him and lo and behold, another team that I am fighting for the title with this year (currently separated by half a pt) has him. And that team was pretty much leading in every offensive category other than steals…

    Flashback~

    Man do I hate Everth Cabrera.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yikes, that blows

  46. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I dropped that piece of crap Frieri because i wouldn’t let him destoy my team from the closers position . The mofo found another way to destroy my team. On another note didn’t Gibson look genious miking a double shift in that meaningless game.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha on Gibson

      I hear Frieri pushing the elderly into traffic too

    • Paul says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Same here! Just when you think you’re safe…the Frieri can still burn you!

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I think Delgado should shoulder the majority of the blame, he doesn’t give up the 3er then Goldie never bats. He just won himself the Billy Ripken F*** Face award

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  47. The Thumb says:
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    Please rank Salazar, Paxton, McHugh, and Hahn ROS

    With the huge mystery around Hahn’s remaining starts, would you cut him after he gets the Twins? His upcoming schedule isn’t too kind, COL, LAD 2x, STL, MIL

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Paxton/McHugh, Salazar

      agree on Hahn

  48. Lopes says:
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    Trying to score as many points possible in a 10 h2h this week, do i drop howie kendrick for gyorko?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure. Gyorko much hotter than Kendrick right now

  49. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey, Mike, MP, JeF, anyone listening!!

    Please help! Have four problems.

    1. Tulo – plugged in Danny Santana for now.

    2. E5 – is he coming back or not? Put him in to play for this week.

    3. CarGo – hope he just turned his ankle and gets motivated to play.

    4. Cutch22 – have put him on the bench; dropped Gerrit Cole to pick up Coghlan.

    Would greatly appreciate any comments before lineups lock this week at 12 noon today.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    PS A simple you did all right would suffice.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you did all right

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Mike: Ty, Mike! Have a good day!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime you too!

  50. Charlie says:
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    Au poop. Lost Goldschmidt. Looking for his replacement. Who do you like ros in a 6×5 league including obp, Duda, Morneau, or Butler? How would you rank them? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Morneau, Duda, Butler

      • Charlie says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks. I had picked up Duda on Friday before Au Shizz got hurt. Since then I’ve moved Frazier to 1st, Arenado to 3rd and added Morneau as insurance. Guess I’ll just be playing the hot hands and rotating the 4 between 1st/3rd/util.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          sounds like a good plan

  51. AMolnar says:
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    26 homers for R. Davis?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’s a beast

  52. Jay says:
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    Drop Bogaerts for Santana in my redraft league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  53. Nightpandas says:
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    Currently in 6th, 24 pts back (15 team roto, keep 11). Pitching has been brutal lately. One team who has given up is interested in Darvish for next year.

    Staff is: Darvish, Shields, Ventura, Beckett, Shoemaker, CJ Wilson, Buerle, Keuchel

    Would you trade Darvish, Wilson, Beckett for Anibal, Fister, Bailey (QS and K/9)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, the only piece I really like that you’re gettting back is Bailey. I’d hold out for more than that if selling Yu

  54. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    The K.Vargas bit lmao!!!

  55. Rafi says:
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    Need to drop 1 of these in redraft al-only (standard 5×5)… Included rationale for dropping all.

    Alex Meyer (poor control, unknown ETA)
    Nolan Reimold (blocked by Ortiz in my dh slot until Reimold gets 6 more games in OF)
    Andrew Miller (not a holds league, he’s the guy I slot in when one of my SP has an ugly matchup)
    Kendrys Morales (just sick of waiting for CI to hit, picked up Vargas)

    Who should it be?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Meyer in redraft

  56. UncleLarryWalker says:
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    I know it’s just a misprint, but I got excited at the thought of Rajai having 26 homeruns…

  57. jamie says:
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    Gyorko or alcantara in a keeper? same price.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Alky personally. Depends on need. Gyorko for power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jamie: Agree with Mike

  58. Robert D says:
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    In 10 team mixed curently first in whip, era,huge lead in wins. need RBI, Avg, HR badly.
    Have Cobb,Bumgarner, Arrieta, Gray, Cishek, Perkins,Allen, Scherezer,Feliz
    Bench G.Cole, H. Ryu
    Trade Scherzer and or CI. Chris Davis or Car Go. for CI. Todd Frazier and Matt Kemp or try to get Adam Jones or Joey Bats. have Tulo on D.L. so that will help soon , benching McCutchen, Car Go.
    outfield is Calhoun,Bruce, Gomez, A. Gordon, J. Heyward Utility. C. Carter

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, move Max and Davis for the bats

  59. Spencer says:
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    Zack Wheeler was just dropped in my league. This is a 10 team H2H with IP,ERA,WHIP,K/9,QS. Do i drop any of the following guys to get him?

    Stroman
    Ventura
    Keuchel

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      maybe Stroman, but I think this was just a blip for Marcus

  60. Ante GALIC says:
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    Could everyone please stop getting their britches into a knot! Everyone knows that Grey was referring to his career numbers for HRs.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      the King!

  61. Josh says:
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    Do you like Josh Tomlin tomorrow with SON’s high valuation ($17.8)?

    I can also elect to go with Lance Lynn, Phil Hughes or Charlie Morton. Thanks a lot.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, go with SON

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: What are the SON values for the other guys?

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey: Sorry for the late response,

        Morton is 14.1
        Hughes is 12.6
        Lynn is 11.3

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lynn

  62. Ben. says:
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    Who would you rather have for the rest of the season?

    JImmy Rollins or Elvis Andrus?

    • Ben. says:
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      @Ben.: My current starter is Solarate. Not pleasant. Tulo is on my DL and not sure when he’s coming back. But if he does, I could use a better Util.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      JRoll

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Pete Nice: Pete, I usually have ONLY nice things to say to your comments…..do you feel a ‘but’ coming on? Total ‘non sequitur’ on the this roof scene from ‘The Room’. Where’s the reference to Pedro Alvarez in the video link?

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Tommy!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Pete Nice: Pete! Now I see it, I’m really sorry man. Pls forgive me.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Pete Nice

        Pete Nice says:
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        @Ante GALIC: @Mike: Naw technically you’re right Ante, that should have been dedicated to KNOBlauch. By the by OH HAI DOGGIE.

  63. Ante GALIC says:
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    Damn, I was wrong. He now has 33 career HRs. Six is total this year.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      the King!

  64. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Grey, I need some words of encouragement…

    I own Goldy, McCutchen, and for basketball, Paul George is my keeper… It has been a rough weekend. Out of these guys, who do I pick up to fill my void at first? Trumbo, Laroche, C Carter, or maybe Vargas?

    Your thoughts and condolences are much appreciated.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: Hang in there, Bryce Krispie Treats. Out of the ashes, the phoenix will rise! IMHO, I’d go with Carter who is currently hotter than a pipe bomb on the 4th of July.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Ante!
        You’re loving Chris Carter now, aren’t ya… :)

        How’s it going?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ride Carter while he’s hot

      • Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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        @Mike:

        Yea, I think Im going to go with Carter, but I am from MN and my name is Kenny, so Im a little biased towards kennys vargas. What could be better than two of me?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha agreed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: Cougs is from Indiana and I have to console her with Paul George– Wait, Cougs, is this you?

      • Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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        @Grey:

        Who is this cougs?? she sounds hot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hands off!

  65. Bob says:
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    I hate jay bruce like everyone else. Done with him. Dropping him regardless. Which would be best pickup for next month or so?

    Chris Coghlan
    Drew Stubbs
    Josh Reddick
    Will Venable
    Oscar Taveras

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Taveras or Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Reddick

  66. Chris says:
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    Which to start – Gausman vs. Washington (Roark) or Charlie Morton vs. Mia. (Hand). SON thinks Morton is the better option but c’mon it’s Morton. What say you….who’s the better streaming option.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with SON. Both nice starts though. I’m looking forward to the Orioles game.

  67. Lee says:
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    Would you pick up McHugh for Wily Peralta? Does it make any sense to pick up Drew for Kendrick for bench position since he’ll gain the dual eligibility this week and Yanks will be playing him every day, or keep Kendrick? Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kendrick has cooled off. I’d hold him personally if you can afford to wait for him to heat back up. If not, go with Drew, sure.

      I’d stick with Wily

      • Lee says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike. Realized Lawrie who is on my DL spot may be coming back this week. Is he better to have than the other 2 after this surgery once he is back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Lee: Nope, he’s not better

  68. SportiveTricks says:
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    Hey fellas,

    Any thoughts on Alex Cobb tonight against Oakland and Samarjennrysmejia?

    SoN is meh on him $7.2, but he’s been dealing lately with double digit Ks in his last two starts. I am about 99% that I am starting him, but I really just wanted to start a conversation with you Razzball folks because I feel like you’re the cool guys and if Becky Charleston from homeroom sees that I am friends with you guys that she will totally pay attention to me!

    Love yas!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you too!

      I’d start Cobb

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Grey:

        But, but, he did his usual impressive job of responding to serious fantasy baseball questions . .. . but Grey hardly paid any attention to my jokes! He doesn’t like me. I am never gonna be one of the cool kids. Wahhhhh. Sniff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re already one of the cool kids

  69. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    A hot Reddick with 7 games this week or a steady 20 pointer from Polanco who only plays 6 games this week?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d still go with Polanco there

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Mike: hey Mike Span is also available with 7 games to play

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I like Span, but I don’t know that I’d drop Polanco for him if Polanco is getting you steady points

          • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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            @Mike: these are all options to replace bruce..gonna drop him before lineups

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              gotcha…I’d go with Polanco, Reddick, Span

              Span over Reddick if you need steals

              • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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                @Mike: thanks bro..I appreciate it.

  70. Harris says:
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    2 Wade Miley starts. Both home, KC and Col. Or deGrom @ Washington.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      2 Mileys

  71. Goldy says:
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    Would you trade Goldschmidt for Puig in a keeper?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nah but they are both elite keepers

  72. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    One more Q….hahn vs Minn (hughes) or Fister vs NYM (neise)..standard points league.

  73. Marge says:
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    Vargas, chisenhall or singleton at 1B the rest of the way. Goldy injury kills me.

  74. The rascal says:
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    Howdy- just received a trade proposal
    I send pedroia
    & in return i get Hyun- Jin Ryu

    I’m on the fence, if I do deal pedroia I’d be weak at IF positions; yeah I could move dee Gordon from IF to 2b but I don’t have anyone on my team to play IF; I’m not dropping duda he’s now my 1b with goldy done ; I could drop maybe Stroman but I think he’ll turn it around- if I had goldy still & not injured Id maybe consider it because I’d have infield depth
    Au dang! Au time for a rally!

  75. Ben. says:
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    Who should I drop?

    Solarte or Ozuna?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ben.: Solarte

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  76. osnam says:
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    So i lost goldschmidt. I was offered a trade. My Cueto, Napoli, and Z. Britton for his Rizzo, Crisp and C. Allen. Chris Carter is out there on wavers and I’d most likely drop crisp. That said Rizzo is the closest to Goldie as I can get. Please help, what should I do?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @osnam: Do IT

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @osnam: Yes without question

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF. Grab Rizzo

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @osnam: that’s a no doubter. You’re getting the best player and you need Rizzo. I’d also look into getting Carter. Crisp is hurt, so not sure what you’re getting out of him.

  77. Robert Reed says:
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    Was offered Jacob DeGrom for Khris Davis. I have Zimmerman, Hosmer and Marte on the DL, as well as Coco Crisp on my bench.

    What say y’all?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      deGrom is solid right now, but could see innings limited heading into Sept. I’d keep the bat

  78. hifi says:
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    Dynasty, so this was painful, but in win now mode.

    Yelich, Alcantara and Melky
    for
    Frazier, Reyes and Daniel Murphy

    would you have done it?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      looks fair. I’m guessing you got the Frazier side for win now

      • hifi says:
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        @Mike: ya I got the Frazier side. Originally wanted to deal away 2 OF as I had 6 and can start 4 (left with Bautista, Puig, Pacman and JHam with Myers on DL).

        Now I’ve got redundant 2B: Daniel Murphy and Gyorko. Who do you ride out ROS? If Gyorko is for real I could probably get something for Murphy??

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          you should definitely get something for Murphy if you decide to stick with Gyorko. I like Murph over Gyorko for what it’s worth

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Mike: Im with mike..Murph over Gyrko

  79. Ollie says:
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    Drop Bruce for Reddick? Scary dropping a guy like Bruce because he can get hot at any point but he’s been pretty hard to watch through July.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      this one’s coming up a lot. I’d be fine with it in redrafts

      • Ollie says:
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        @Mike:

        Should have skimmed through the previous comments haha. My bad! And yeah, it is a redraft league so I finally cut him. Felt good and bad, but I’ll probably never draft him again.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no worries at all. it’ll be interesting to see where he goes in drafts next year. I smell a lot of bounce back articles coming.

  80. stonepie says:
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    looking over reddick today and i noticed his HUGE platoon split. batting .307 against righties with 8 homers. his overall stats are not great compared to the pack but his rate of getting rbis/homers against righties is very good, he’s just got to stay on the field. i love platoon guys so ill be grabbing him

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, and he’s equally bad against lefties so it’s a nice play in daily roster leagues

  81. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Did I miss something? “Rajai Davis – 2-for-4 and his 26th homer. ” If he has a 26/26 season, Im taking him numero uno next year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      the King!

  82. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , pick two best straters on 8/5,

    Tomlin vs CIN JCueto (SON$17.8) Seems SON likes him very very much…
    Gonzalez vs NYM ZWheeler (SON$14.8)
    Morton vs MIA BHand (SON$14.1)
    Hughes vs SD JHahn (SON$12.6)
    Keuchel vs PHI KKendrick (SON$12.2)
    Lynn vs BOS Rde la Rosa (SON$11.3)

    Thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with SON. I like the Keuchel start best of the rest

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Agree with Mike

  83. Wilsonian says:
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    Here’s my squad, fighting for the last playoff spot:

    C – Zunino
    1B – H to the Rizzo
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Hanley
    IF – Arenado
    OF – Jones
    OF – Brantley
    OF – Eaton
    OF – Harrison
    UTIL – Machado
    UTIL – Gyorko
    BN – Davis
    BN – Trumbo
    DL – Myers
    DL – Springer

    Drop Eaton and/or Gyorko and/or Harrison for any of the following:

    Rajai
    Wong
    EverCab
    Marte
    Singleton

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    I need some consistent wheels and I also like the possibility of Singleton turning things around.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Davis over Eaton

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: stand pat on the rest?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I would. Gyorko’s hot. Wong if/when he cools off.

  84. Matty says:
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    Vargas, chisenhall or singleton at 1B the rest of the way. Goldy injury kills me.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Homerton

      • Matty says:
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        Thanks

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  85. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm weekly H2H OPS league, BB and K count. Losing Goldy was problematic. Picked up Kennys for now. Other 1B options are Vogt (been in my C slot), Arencibia, Francisco, Pearce, Cron. Who do you like most ROS if I can’t make a trade?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      of that group,, probably Cron

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Mike: only go cron if he starts getting playing time again. 3 days a week ain’t enough.

  86. BallsDeep says:
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    Grey…….Has anyone told you that you look like a young John Oates? lol

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha

  87. hifi says:
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    Keeper league. Goldy dropped by a team in the playoff mix. team budget is 200. his draft price this year was $46. What FAAB $ would you throw out there on him for a DL stash? was thinking a little more than half his draft price.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      keep at FAAB bid?

      I’d throw as much as $40 on him if I could keep him next year. He’s a first rounder.

  88. smegma says:
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    2 questions ROS:

    1. Drop Segura for A.Escobar, Hardy or the alien?
    2. Drop K.Davis, Marte, or A.Jackson for J.Singleton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. I llike Escobar of those three
      2. AJax. I liked him better leading off for the Tigers.

  89. Mike says:
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    Dynasty league trade… J Upton(1) for David Price(4)? I’d be getting Price.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      guessing the number is the round. sounds fair

      • Mike says:
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        @Mike: thanks.. correct number is round you’d keep them in. My trade partner is trying to trade Scherzer more than price. Would you still do Upton(1) for Scherzer (10)?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d rather have Price in a vacuum, but that’s still good value for Scherzer in the tenth. Either way I don’t consider Upton a 1st rounder.

  90. Sherm says:
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    It’s over. I now have Goldschmidt, Springer, Votto, and Tulo on the DL.

    Sayonara, it’s been fun
    Sayonara, not just one
    but four guys on the DL
    I just went to fantasy hell
    Fifty Schmotates of Grey
    will not help
    or save the day
    Summer’s over, I’m shooting bricks
    back to binge watching
    whatever’s on Netflix
    the wife says hi, honey,
    who are you?
    You’ve got some big
    ‘splainin’ to do
    But I just cry, au why au why
    I’m tulo for words
    Fantasy baseball
    is for the birds

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      man nicely done with the poem though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: HA, nice poem…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: must be some kind of keeper to own three of those at same time. springer’s back very soon.

  91. hifi says:
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    Gyorko or DanMurphy ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      posted below, sorry

  92. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Murphy for me

  93. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey…Goldy really hurts and to top it off i have Cutch on my as team as well. smh. going foward please pick 2 for ROS Reddick, K.Davis, Calhoun?

    Thanks again!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Calhoun, Reddick/Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Not Davis

  94. wOBA the Hutt says:
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    Josh Reddick! The Crimson Cock!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

      • wOBA the Hutt says:
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        @Grey: Feel free to steal that one if he keeps hitting home runs. I’m hoping it becomes a thing and the play by play guys use it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  95. Paul George says:
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    RoS fighting for last playoff spot…drop Khris Davis for Polanco or Reddick?

  96. CNG says:
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    Top 2 ROS…… Blackmon, Ozuna, Reddick, Yelich or Rios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CNG: Rios, Blackmon

  97. Shawn of the dead says:
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    Drop jay Bruce who’s been occupying my bench for either jon singleton , Danny Santana , Josh reddick, alcantara, Vogt or Adam eaton.

    My of consists of (we start 4); Harper, pence , Holliday, Brantley & polanco at utility & springer on DL
    Santana SS/ OF (my players eligible at SS; Alexei Ramirez & Dee Gordon)

    Jon singleton 1b is Carlos Santana & duda

    Alcantara 2b/SS- 2b I have dee Gordon/ pedroia

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      You’re fine at first and second. I’d consider Reddick over Bruce in a redraft.

      • Shawn of the dead says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks for the response; it’s a h2h points, weekly lock, redraft/ 10 team league.
        Plus it’s redraft

  98. thespoon says:
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    Please rank for ROS: Hammel, Smyly, Danks, Miguel Gonzalez

  99. Carnac says:
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    Thank you, Internet Correctors, for noting the typo in Rajai’s blurb. But I’m gonna zag and say it’s more notable that Detroit faced 3 lefties over the weekend. So we don’t really know about the platoon situation yet. Sad emoticon.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      stay tuned for more in today’s SAGNOF column…

      • Carnac says:
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        Good teaser, Mike!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Coming attractions!

  100. ryanoger says:
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    JD Martinez, Rajai, Josh Harrison, Colhoun please rank?

    thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Calhoun/Rajai, JD, Harrison for me

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Mike:

        Reddick just got dropped as well forgot to had him into the mix, does that change things up or no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Give me your whole question again

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Grey:

            Reddick, Rajai, JD Martinez, Calhoun, Josh Harrison, and OZUNA rank?

            As it stand I have JD Martinez and Josh Harrison (riding his hot streak)

            Should I hold or what’s my move ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold

              • ryanoger says:
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                @Grey:

                thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  101. Paul says:
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    Looking for 2 streamers this week out of the below (ranked in SON order). Particularly in light of Goldy, did SON get it right? Thanks!

    Morton (v. MIA) > Leake (v. MIA) > Odorrizi (v. Cubs) > Duffy (v. ARZ) > McHugh (v. PHI)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think so. I might bump Odor ahead of Leake.

      • Paul says:
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        @Mike: Thanks! Hopefully that start yesterday was just an aberration for Odor.

  102. Puig's Poutines says:
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    grey do you like singleton over morse? also did you see snowpiercer?

      • Puig's Poutines says:
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        @Grey: youll love it

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Puig’s Poutines: saw the coming attractions and had no interest

      • Puig's Poutines says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: everything about it was awesome, please see it, you will like it

  103. chris says:
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    Week one playoffs 10 team keeprr
    5 starters help
    Obvious
    Kershaw
    Strausburg

    Help on 3
    Verlander
    Odorizzi
    Fister
    Beckett
    Gausman
    Paxton

    Or pick up on waiver Dallas, leake and Charlie Morton and drop two guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Fister, Gausman, Paxton — no idea of anyone’s matchup

  104. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need avg, sbs and RBI. Which three of the following do you like?

    Calhoun (21.7) – 2 @ lad, 2 vs lad, 3 vs bos
    Polanco (5.2) – 3 vs Mia, 3 vs sd
    Rios (18.8) – 3 @ cws, 3 @ hou
    Dickerson (20.4) – 3 vs chc, 3 @ ari (faces two lefties which he has been sitting against)
    Bruce (15.1) – 2 @ cle, 2 vs cle, 3 vs Mia
    Heyward (2.0) – 2 @ sea, 3 vs was

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel: Rios, Dickerson, Polanco

  105. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    I’ve really soured on Harper. Is this trade crazy?

    Harper
    for Ellsbury and Uehara

  106. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Man I was soo torn between Reddick and Polanco to fill for Bruce and then I seen Rajai has 7 games this week with the Tigers having the easiest hitters schedule and I was gonna add him then I read a article written this morning where ausmus says Davis is still gonna get days off and sitting against righties…so I went and added Reddick against your advice Mike…forgive my sins…feel free to unabomb me and send me an explosive letter if Polanco scores more then Reddick.

  107. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Miller or Gallardo…in a points league?

  108. thegreater says:
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    Have the following SPs:

    Teheran
    Liriano
    Fister
    Odorizzi
    Stroman
    Bumgarner

    Can make a play for either Freeman or Castro, as I need RBI/HR from either the MI or CI spot. Which guy would you cough up at this point? Dont see Odorizzi or Stroman as valuable enough to matter. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thegreater: Any of them for Freeman…Liriano

  109. Grif says:
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    Grey,
    Do you think there is a good chance Papelbon gets traded before the end of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grif: Unlikely

  110. Eric S Bateman says:
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    I’ll try to make this short(ha): 12 team 5X5 HTH league can only keep 4 keepers…Im sitting in 7th but only 8 games out of 4th place with 4 weeks left. Ive been offered Todd Frazier and Tim Hudson for Homer Bailey and Danny Salazar( Yeah or Neah)? Heres what the rest of my roster looks like minus Bailey and Salazar: SP’s Iwakuma, Kluber, Cobb, Shields, Ventura, Paxton and Kennedy RP’s: Jansen, Melancon, Cishek and Robertson

    On O I have D’Arnaud, Freeman, Cano, Alcanatara, Arenado, Stanton, Ellsbury, Gardner, Tavares Prado, Aybar, Morse, Wong and Springer, Molina and Pollock on the DL.

    Final question(s)… Zunino and Castro are both on the wire, keep d’Arnaud or go with Zunino or Castro? Or do I stand pat and try to upgrade my O off the waiver wire Jon Singleton, Medica and Evereth Cabrera are available but I’d have to drop Alcantara or Aybar for Evereth and probably one of Paxton, Salazar or Ventura for Singleton.

    Sorry so long but thanks for your time as always.

      • Eric S Bateman says:
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        @Grey: OK thanks man, I know that was a lot of info lol.He also hiyt me with Frazier for Bailey straight up or Frazier and Huddy for Bailey and Salazar…which do you prefer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Straight up for Bailey

          • Eric S Bateman says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey, just made the d’arnaud for Zunino swap. Sending Bailey for Frazier straight up now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Eric S Bateman says:
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                @Grey: Sorry but one last thing… promise. Would you swap Cano for Tulo with the intention of keeping Tulo next year, It would leave me with Wong, Alcantara and Prado eligible at 2nd. the ROS. And I could look at keeping 4 of Tulo, Freeman, Stanton, Springer, Taveras, Arenado or Frazier.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Eh

                  • Eric S Bateman says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah kinda how I felt, Tulo is always hurt but Cano’s power numbers/lack there of made me consider it.

  111. Matt says:
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    Rendon and Carlos Gomez okay in return for Goldy in keep forever league? 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re playing for this year

  112. Rags says:
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    NL-only OBP.

    Don’t really need these players so I want to price enforce.

    For a 260 budget, what do you think the following guys would be worth at the start of NEXT year?

    Lackey
    Masterson
    Asdrubal Cabrera
    Abraham Almonte

    Also, I know there’s playing time questions but it’s a competitive and deep NL only, is there anything of interest in Enrique Hernandez? Worth speculating on for a buck or not worth a roster spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      12, 12, 12, 3…Forget Kike

  113. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey & Mike, thanks for your quick response. Pick two starters on 8/6 & 8/7

    8/6
    Salazar vs CIN MLatos (SON$19.2)
    Ventura vs JCollmenter (SON$9.3)
    Hutchison vs BAL WChen (SON$9.2)
    Shoemaker vs LAD DHaren (SON$9.1)
    Gray vs TB JHellickson (SON$9)
    Latos vs CLE DSalazar (SON$5.5)

    8/7
    Zimmermann vs NYM JdeGrom (SON$18.7)
    Elias vs CHA SCarroll (SON$12.7)
    Wilson vs LAD HRyu (SON$11)
    Bailey vs THouse (SON$10.1)
    Ryu vs Wilson (SON$2.2)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      8/6 go with SON 8/7 Zimmermann, Bailey

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. Clint says:
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    Need saves advice for a 12 team 5×5 roto league I’m in 1st place right now in (thanks RAZZBALL!):

    Neftali Feliz , Lindstrom, or both ROS once the latter returns? I’m 24 saves back from the league lead and 25 saves ahead of the guy behind me w/Britton/Rondon carrying me right now so I’m not sure if I should add either, both, or stay the course & use the roster spot elsewhere (I’m REALLY weak in ERA/WHIP).

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:

      FYI: also really weak at the wins column as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz…Both if you have room

  115. Grubbs says:
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    Norris or Ramos ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  116. Steve Stevenson says:
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    12-tm 6×6 (OPS & QS), after a tough win against the 1st place team, this week I get the abandoned last place team. This means I can use some of my 6 weekly moves to shore up my team and prepare for next week rather than streaming.

    First, SS. I have Segura, and also Solarte who filled in yesterday with Segura’s sore quad. ROS, one of them or EverCab, Simmons, Peralta, Asdrubal, Drew, Bogaerts or Hardy?

    Next week I get the team 1/2 gm ahead of me. He carries 11 SP and 0 RP, and right now it looks like he’ll have 15 starts, pretty much all with great matchups. I look to have 9 starts among my 6 SP, plus some additional IP from my 3 closers and Betances. Would you drop a bench bat, Betances and maybe Odorizzi for 2-starters, or just drop the bench bat for a MR like Wade Davis (who I just dropped this week) for ratios and Ks, and hold Betances and Odorizzi for their ROS value? (Worth noting, my offense is significantly better than my opponent’s, with the exception of SB).

    Far as I can tell, the best of next week’s 2-starters available are Smyly (@TEX, vNYY), Kelly (@CIN, vHOU) and Cosart (vSTL, vARI). Gets even uglier after that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EverCab over Segura… Drop bench bat for Davis…

  117. Oliver says:
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    Which side do you like:
    Pujols, Rendon, DeGrom for
    Lucroy, Moss, Bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  118. AdamH says:
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    We expect Goldy to be fine next year right?

    In standard 5×5 auction, I was offered Goldy (2 years left on contract after this year for $25 per year) for Bautista (1-2 years left for $32 per year). He is in contention and I am out. of it.

    Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s some risk with hamate bones… I’d take Goldy there

  119. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Standard 10-team H2H. Slim pickins for saves, but would you hold LaTroy Hawkins or drop him for any of these: Petricka, Rondon, Neftali Feliz?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: Also, would you start Miley tomorrow vs KC? SON kind of says no, but I’m skeptical.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  120. Game of Throws says:
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    would you take

    R. Cano/T. Rosenthal for J. Altuve/J. Hamilton

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  121. RainesCokeOnMyOtisNixon says:
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    I will keep this very simple.

    Keeper league. No dollar values we are allowed keeping 6 players for 3 years.
    I have Cargo, Billy H (he ran by and stole the rest of his own name), Puig , Papi, Segura, Choo, King Felix and Sonnyboy Gray as potential keepers.

    Cargo I can only keep one more year being next season. I am currently in nd place and was offered

    Kipnis(no more keeper years left)
    The Duda resides Lucas Duda (just drafted this year)

    Is it worth trading r.o.s. and next season Cargo for Kipnis and Duda?

    PLLLEASE @grey from one neurotic woody allen jew to another….oy gimme the strength ….I asked my Bubby and she just said eat my gefilteh fish…the answer is in the carrots.

    no help.

    • RainesCokeOnMyOtisNixon says:
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      @RainesCokeOnMyOtisNixon:

      Oh

      It is a 6×6 OPS league where I am desperate for offense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold… Say hello to bubbie for me…

      • RainesCokeOnMyOtisNixon says:
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        @Grey:
        Back at ya @grey

        May all your Borchts be BEAuT-iful.

        Ya I figured IF Cargo went on the DL I would have taken it for this year stats but Doo-Doo-Duda is bound to have an orgy with 72 virgin regression fairies soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • RainesCokeOnMyOtisNixon says:
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            @Grey:
            @grey
            Ok back to trying to figure out how I am in 2nd in a CRAZY competitive super deep keeper league where my top guys are

            cargo
            choo
            segura
            craig
            lawrie

            Saved by JUST
            Puig
            Billy H.
            Felix
            Sonny

            “4 guys make a terrifying army”

            someone must have said that at some point.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              In a deep enough league, a four guy army is plenty… I think that’s a White Stripes song…

              • RainesCokeOnMyOtisNixon says:
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                @Grey:

                You’re selling them 3 stripes short.

                seven nation army.

                “four” might have been the name of stone temple pilots Weiland heroine fueled “hipster ironically” named fourth album though.

                I can do music referenced puns all day err day.

                Ok this little useless discussion sold me on rejecting the offer. Going to try to get a closer and change Kipnis for Daniel murphy too. Feel safer with him no @grey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Safer for this year… Maybe it was an Army Hammer quote…

                  • RainesCokeOnMyOtisNixon says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Well there was apparently a movie called the five man army which is placed in the Mexican Revolution.

                    YEEEHAW says this canadian.

                    Ya Murphy safer this year plus he is worst case keeper option. Dude could be too TECHNICALLY.

                    Wait. Hold up like prince said I’m a sexy mo$%# f%^$ka

                    I can’t trade FOR two mets.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, yup

  122. A.J. says:
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    Alex Wood or Stroman ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  123. Nameless says:
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    I’m getting real tired of Alex Rios and Harper…
    Drop Rios for Reddick?
    Trade Harper for Iwakuma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hisashi there if I needed SPs…I’d hold Rios over Reddick though…

      • Nameless says:
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        @Grey:
        1st place but need help with WHIP. Lets see if he bites. He might counter with Kluber. Either way soo long Bryce! Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome clip!

  124. Duke says:
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    would you cut Alex Gordon for the King of SAGNOF? dude hasn’t exactly been stuffing the box score this month, or this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  125. JeF With 1 F says:
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    So far wet tail 1 for 2…Gee 4 innings 6ks 2 earned…hopefully he gets me a QS today for sticking with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee looks decent today

  126. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Please Rank:

    Wood, Liriano, Wheeler

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Wheeler

  127. Grey

    Grey says:
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    GRAB JAVIER BAEZ

    • @Grey: Already gone in both my leagues, Do they call up Bryant next?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Maybe in Sept

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nah

            • Count de Monetball says:
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              @Grey: woo hoo!!!!! I’ve held onto him for two months in a non-NA slot just because I couldn’t help myself!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nice!

                • Count de monetball says:
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                  @Grey: In honor of sky, I think I have a Ron Burgundy sized boner!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    He’d be proud of you!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Sky that is

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Well, maybe Ron B, too

                    • goodfold2 says:
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                      @Grey: i was literally about to drop him in 2 places soon for bryant.

    • Carnac says:
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      OIWELKJ#$L:IOUNP(*X WYH:AKJNS? W:KQ#@) (&# ?l

      • Carnac says:
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        Translation: Hooray! Helps ease my Au No.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Au No was a Japanese businessman who invested his family’s life savings in Sony Walkmen.

    • Paul says:
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      @Grey: Done! Do you start over Dee (v. lefty santiago) or Dozier (v. hahn) tomorrow?

      Similarly, what sort of line do you think he’ll produce ROS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Start Dee…Whose line?

        • Paul says:
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          @Grey: Sorry – Baez. Thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He’s a flyer for upside…Maybe 7 homers, 7 steals, maybe .180 average and 1 homer

  128. Carnac says:
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    Baez’s MLB debut series will be AT COORS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love life!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I almost through him into my Creeper as a bonus. stupid delorean is broken

        • J-FOH says:
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          @J-FOH: *threw

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  129. JP says:
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    Do you still believe in Harper for the 2nd half? would you still rank him over Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over Upton, but I still believe

  130. Steve says:
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    Grey, the other day you “highly” recommended I take the trade -A. Jones/Garza for Polanco/Gray. Well I’m also the unfortunate owner of Goldy in that league. So AJones essentially offset my loss of Goldy which couldn’t come close to replacing normally. So thanks for the advise!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  131. Mike says:
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    Drop Rutledge for Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

    • centerfield_ballhawk says:
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      @Mike: Just made the exact move you speak of. Rutledge will be waiting for you on the wire if things don’t work out for Baez.

  132. Al koholic says:
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    baez coming up tuesday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  133. Matt says:
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    Does the promotion of Baez mean Alcantara will only be playing CF while Baez is up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  134. centerfield_ballhawk says:
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    Happy Javier Baez Independence day. Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay!

  135. Will says:
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    Drop Alcantara for Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    It’s a terrible day when you lost Goldy, and awaiting the results of Mccutchen…

    Anyways.. Who would you drop for Baez? And who would you drop to reactivate Springer? I was thinking drop Qualls for Springer… not sure who to drop for Baez. It’s a tight race and I’m in first.

    10 team, H2H, Standard 5×5 categories

    C: Rosario
    1B: Carter
    2B: Kipnis
    3B: Longo
    SS: Andrus
    OF: Mccutchen? Jupton, Tavares
    Util: Fat Adams, Polanco
    Bench: Kole Calhoun
    DL: Springer, Goldschmidt

    SP: Bailey, Anibal, Yu, Kluber, Gray, Wood, Arrieta, Yordano
    RP: Qualls, McGee, Casilla, Krod, Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Qualls for Springer, Calhoun for Baez

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: I’m liking how bullish you are on Baez!

  137. Hans says:
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    Drop hunter or harrison for baez?

  138. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Baez over Danny Santana? Points league..10 teams

  139. Paz says:
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    Who to drop for Baez…

    Rutledge, Gyorko, or Segura?

  140. BDubs says:
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    Drop Brock Holt or Alcantara for Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt

  141. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Playoff time, thank you for the assistance sir. NL only league standard cats plus on base and holds. I Have Andrelton Simmons and Brandon Crawford at SS and MI, and just picked up asdrubal Cabrera. I usually use all bench spots for pitchers. With starling Marte returning soon who do I drop. First reaction is Crawford but Simmons has been pretty terrible this year so far.

  142. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm H2H redraft, need to drop 1 DL player to pick up a 2-start Morton (vMIA, vSD) or Duffy (@ARI, vSF). W, L and QS count. Drop H Alvarez, Cole or R Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton, drop Zimmerman

  143. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    You bout to feel the chronicles of a bionical lyric,
    Lyrically splittin dismissin,
    I’m on a mission of just hitting,
    Now it’s written and kitten hittin wit mittens,
    I’m missing wishing man listen,
    I glisten like sun and water while fishing,
    Bust the move and then swerve,
    Serve words with nerve embedded I said it word,
    Damn, you nerd man, you heard
    Coming from the town of Illy and alleys are,
    Full of phillies and rallys,
    Suckers get silly as Sally then found in alleys,
    I’m rowdy, really

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love Treach!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: as we all should.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Used to love Pin the tail on the donkey, hard song to find on MP3

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: yeah man im so stuck in the 90s i still listen to cds and you bet ive got that album. MP what now?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Send the MP3 of that cut to me!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: sure if i can figure out how to change the thingamajig into a whatchamacallit there and somehow post it here i will! Hell i read razzball on my phone im so anti computer.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, thanks!

  144. Grubbs says:
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    Looks like Baez is getting called up. Is he worth an add? Play him over JJ Hardy?

  145. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Javier Baez cubs ss getting promoted to the Cubs tuesday

  146. So who won the best face pic on Friday?

    I think all of us that put up our faces, I think there was only a few, should get a nice razzball T-shirt to help promote the site.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I vote for me for recommending that SHIZZ..DO IT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t decide who was the prettiest, like Sophie’s Choice

  147. SMLV1 says:
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    Make me room for Baez? 12 Team Y! Standard league Redraft.

    Zunino– C
    Rizzo – 1B
    Dozier – 2B
    Rendon – 3B
    Andrus – SS
    Stanton – OF
    Puig – OF
    Rios – OF
    J.D. Martinez – OF
    Moss – 1B,OF
    Polanco – OF
    Springer – OF (DL)

    E. Santana
    Cueto
    Shields
    Fister
    Arrieta
    Gio Gonzalez
    Odorizzi
    A. Wood
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Mejia
    Feliz

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: I Lost Goldy, So moved Rizzo to 1st. I added J.D. Martinez yesterday just for the Short Monday. So im guessing him due to all my other OFs?

  148. J-FOH says:
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    Baez stat line after Colorado series, 2 for 12 with 2 HR’s and 10 K’s. Somewhere Adam Dunn is happy to see his Latin son make his major league debut.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @J-FOH: Adam Dunn’s stats as a shortstop is not as bad.

  149. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Just got offered Baez for my oscar in a dynasty league. Don’t Believe the hype? (Flavor flav voice)

  150. nick the dick says:
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    Lose yordano, stroman or keuchel who i picked up to throw tomorrow for baez?

  151. WET TAIL OUT OF CONTROL:
    Lucas Duda was ejected from Monday’s game against the Giants for arguing balls and strikes.

    Duda disagreed with a close call on a called third strike in the bottom of the seventh inning. He drew a walk and singled in the game, and is now batting .261/.358/.508.

    source: rotoworld

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: It was a sloppy mess Ha Ha

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Why do they call it arguing ‘Balls and strikes’? They always argue the strikes.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Fungazi: yeah, but they argue that what was called a strike was really a ball. the phrase makes sense.

  152. Joba the Pizza Hut says:
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    Hey man , I have an add/drop q. Drop jay Bruce for either Baez, Josh reddick alcantara or jon singleton ? It’s redraft , weekly lock & h2h points league.

    Next drop Stroman for either one of these pitchers; deGrom, lackey, odorozzi, Francisco Liriano , Wei yin Chen or or Chris Tillman

    Thanks!

    What’s your top 5 baseball movies?

    Mine are:

    1.) field of dreams

    2.) major league

    3.) the fan

    4.) mr baseball

    5.) rookie of the year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick….Liriano… Moneyball, Major League, Bad News Bears (original)…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: NO SANDLOT ANYWHERE?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ooh, that’s a good one too!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: that’s THE one in my opinion. Mr. Baseball?? Ugh I’d rather watch John Goodman be the Babe

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Almost as bad as Mr. 3000

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: ha almost

  153. Brett says:
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    Can you rank

    Baez Wong bogearts

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong, Baez

  154. Benny the Jet says:
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    what happens to Arismendy Alcantara in terms of playing time now that Baez is up? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moves to center

      • Benny the Jet says:
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        @Grey: Awesome. Arismendy is 4 games in CF away from being eligible at SS, 2B, OF. That’s HUGE.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Benny the Jet: still don’t understand how in espn he has SS. he never played SS.

  155. ferris says:
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    medica or sizemore ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medica

  156. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hey Grey I got a few quick one’s for you!

    1. Who do you like at SS ROS h2h categories? Baez, Alcantara, EvCab, D Santana,A Simmons, Rutledge
    2. Do you think any of these SS steal more bases than R Davis ROS?
    3. If i have to drop a pitcher should it be Stromann or Odorizzi (10 team redraft h2h cats)
    4. Thanks a lot Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Baez 2. No 3. Stroman 4. No problem

  157. SMLV1 says:
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    From here on out most Saves ROS – Feliz, Rondon or Petricka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz, flip a coin

  158. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    so singleton over asche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  159. costaricanchata says:
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    jay bruce and danny espinosa have the same shirt size .
    kayin’ .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  160. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    jesus, start of the week with a loss from a closer. great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: only “good” news is that i also have casilla (here’s hoping feliz really bones up tonight).

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: With you on that. And I have to face a rotation of Kershaw, Strasburg, Greinke, Gray, Iwakuma, Stroman, Hahn and De La Rosa.

  161. Jay_0321 says:
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    Grizzle!

    Drop Buchh for Worley or hold because Buchh has legit upside even though he has been stinking it up this year. I need some pitching!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Buch

  162. Carnac says:
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    Rajai’s on the bench vs RHP McCarthy. Tomorrow’s another righty (Kuroda), so we shall see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  163. Matty says:
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    I lost Goldy and now have Singleton at 1B and had a pretty good shot at winning my keeper league. Another player is offering me Todd Frazier and Fielder for Goldy and my 3rd round pick next draft. Should I pull the trigger on this or offer another player a 7th round pick or so for Teixeria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Frazier wins you this year, take it… If it’s iffy, take Tex for a cheaper player…

  164. Ron says:
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    Zunino or d’arnaud ROS? Really deep league. Any other deep catcher adds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  165. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Do you think Rusney Castillo will play this season? And if so.. What kind of impact do you think he’ll have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems doubtful

  166. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I was looking at my team today and the league has large rosters. Out of all the batters i drafted only Rizzo, Longo and Cano remained healthy all year. As for Rizzo i,m thinking bubblewrap and a rickshaw i,m not taking any chances.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  167. John says:
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    Getting close to playoffs and I need to know who im rolling with at least with the info we have today. Not worried about this week but going forward which top 3 guys do I need to be focusing on that are either on my team or available?? 10 tm h2h

    Span-on team, picked up when edwin went down
    Dickerson-own do I hold??
    Choo
    Baez- own him think hold him to trade or see upside but still want to know top 3 guys
    Myers
    Pollock

    • John says:
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      @John: Like Springer better than names above, not worried about injury? Thinking trade Baez for Springer then id roll with springer as OF 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson, Baez, Myers

  168. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Ive probably exceeded my questions for today but I have another dilemma brewing lol….who u got a 2b for ROS…Carpenter, Gyorko, Dozier or Murphy…10 team standard points league…and can any of those replace Ortiz at the U spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy…Nah, they’re not UTIL…Maybe Dozier if he gets hot again…

  169. Henry says:
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    Do I drop JJ Hardy, Asdrubal Cabrera, or Austin Jackson for Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? Asdrubal

  170. John says:
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    Would you go so far as to roll with Baez and trade Cano for top OF? I could also trade desmond SS for OF think get bit more for Cano tho.
    Of now is Puig Stanton AJones then platoon util Dickerson Span.

    I also have Frazier at 3b and Edwin coming back so one would take over util, when edwin comes back id be dropping span and dickerson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what OF you’re getting

  171. Hi Grey, everyone —

    In a deep 6×5 roto one-year league, who’re your top 2 or 3 UTIL/5th OF bats between Medica, Khris Davis, Stubbs, Ackley, Belt, Venable, Arcia. Biggest needs: RBI, HR, ideally without hurting AVE and OPS. Absolutely no need for SB/R help.

    It’s a daily league, so I could move someone in or out depending on match ups, and there’s no transaction limit so I could stream hitters as needed as per SoN’s advice.

    What do you suggest?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Belt, Arcia

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  172. John says:
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    Would you trade Frazier when edwin comes back for Bautista? basically be

    frazier and edwin say dickerson or
    bautista and edwin and baez if working out or dickerson span myers ect?

    • tony says:
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      @John:

      i’d keep frazier, trying to don’t fix what isn’t broken but i guess it is fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  173. Chris says:
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    Danny Santana or Baez at SS until Tulo comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  174. tony says:
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    would you start cobb? assuming that i also have scherzer @NYY today and my match has Greinke vs LAA and Simon @CLE and he’s starting both…

    how likely is that i get better results than him?

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @tony: you have the better two, and even SON agrees.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  175. can't fight fate says:
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    Do you prefer Coughlan or Reddick ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  176. hifi says:
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    Who’s the drop/trade here?

    -Carter, Reddick, Gyorko

    thinking it’s Gyorko or Reddick.

    Have:
    Dan Murphy and now Baez at 2B/DH
    Reyes at SS
    Bautista, Pacman, Puig, JHam in the OF. (with Myers on DL)

    • hifi says:
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      @hifi: oh and Happy Baez day, may the HR’s be plentiful!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  177. bossmanjunior says:
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    Is Baez worth picking up in a shallow 10 team league as my only bench bat? Currently rolling with Kipnis and Segura at 2B/SS.

    • Aero says:
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      @bossmanjunior: In a 10-team, could probably do without Segura. I just did this drop, actually.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Segura

  178. The Thumb says:
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    Hey guys, due to DL activations and BAEZ! I have to drop 3(!) from my team. Steals, runs, and avg

    C – Lucroy
    1B – Papi
    2b – Gyorko
    SS – Andrus
    3b – Beltre
    MI – Escobar
    CI – Arenado
    OF – Jones
    OF – Beltran
    OF – Calhoun
    Util – Duda
    Util – Dickerson
    Bn – CarGonz (i hate him so much…, can’t believe I traded Sale for him back in May)
    Bn – Bruce (ditto, but at least he steals bases)
    Bn – Rajai
    Bn – Adams
    NA – BAEZ! (sadly only SS eligible)

    Salazar
    Paxton
    Hahn
    For reference, my other pitchers are Stras, Teheran, Gray, Cobb and i have about 400 innings left

    Hahn’s a goner after his start against the Twins, due to schedule/playing time. I figure the other two are Duda and Alcides?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams, Salazar, Paxton

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Grey: I’m a little surprised with Adams pick now that Craig is gone and he has clean up locked up for himself. Just play the hot hands i guess?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Play hot hands

  179. R.J. says:
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    My pants are similarly filled with poop from Gardner’s awesomeness! Anyhoo, which trade do you like best for the rest of this year and also next year?

    Give Ortiz, Get Greinke
    Give Werth, Get Hamels
    Give Springer, Get Kluber

    Relevant categories are Quality Starts, ERA, WHIP, K, and K/BB ratio. Thanks doodz!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Take Greinke

  180. Did you see the news on McCutchen? He’s probably out a month. That hurts.

    In a league with five total bench spots, I’ve got Wil Myers in the DL slot. Do I drop him when McCutch is DLed and use the extra spot to grab Khris Davis or Arcia (as per your answer to my previous question)? Or with two valuable guys like that do I need to eat a roster spot for a week or two until Myers is activated?

    The rest of my OF is Bautista, Melky, Reddick. I was going to grab Khris Davis, who was dropped, as my 5th OF if he cleared waiver tomorrow, but now he’d be 4th and I guess I’d take Arcia for the 5th OF unless it seems wise to go with 4 for the 3 OF slots until Myers is activated. What’s your call?

    • @Enrique: I guess McCutchen to the DL means Snyder gets more PT. Would you take him over Arcia or KhDavis?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, give him a whirl… Over Arcia (assuming you can bench Davis when he’s benched)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Davis in your everyday lineup, cause then he’s not the pick

      • @Grey: Right now, my OF is Bautista, Melky, Reddick, and McCutchen, plus an open spot I have from a batty call (Viciedo) today — I went ahead and grabbed Stubbs for tomorrow (facing a LHP @Coors) but can drop him after that. Wil Myers is in the DL slot.

        Arcia, Snyder, Medica , Ackley, Venable — the guys I named before — are all FA, and Khris Davis will clear waivers tomorrow.

        Option 1 is to move McCutchen to the DL slot, drop Myers, and grab two of the guys I just named to have 5 active OF.

        And Option B is to carry Myers on the active roster until he’s activated in 10 or 12 days and pick up only one of those guys — basically saying that 6 or so weeks of Myers is better than 8 weeks of the guy I’d grab instead. Until then, I’d have 4 active OF for 3 OF slots plus splitting UTIL duty.

        What would be your move on the DL slot? And who are the 1 or 2 dudes you’d pick up?

        Thanks (and sorry for the complicated question … a slim bench forces tough decisions)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bench Myers until activated and grab Venable

  181. nick the dick says:
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    10 team h2h stacked pitching i should drop yordano to grab baez for a bench bat/util yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: marte is out there too. Drop yordano for him? Or drop calhoun or yelich for either marte or baez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go Marte if you’re going to play him

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: well if i drop calhoun or yelich hes in there everyday and i can keep my no bench bat routine going. Who goes first? Id assume baez will stay out there for a minute unless he lights shizz up so i can wait til he gets 2b eligibility and drop gyorko for him depending on how theyre doing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d lose Calhoun or Yelich depending on needs

  182. Kid A says:
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    McCutch down for a month.

    Fantasy Baseball Overlord always ups his chicken sacrifice quota around this time of year, tells no one, then punishes us all out of spite. Dick move, like usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FBO is a bad overlord, in general… BTW, you don’t need to leave your real pic on anymore…

  183. can't fight fate says:
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    Hey Grey I wrote this earlier, but now can’t find it…What do you think of getting Paxton for A Hill is I have Kipnis and Gyorko to put at 2nd. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  184. Fistering says:
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    Have Wong as an extra utility. Segura and Baez on wire. Wondering how to prioritize waiver claim since I’m low on waiver order. Basically how would u rank Wong, bAez, segura for rest of year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong, Baez

  185. Dan says:
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    Best pickup at SS… Rutledge, Everth or Danny Santana?

  186. hifi says:
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    Darvish & J Hamilton for Felix and Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix side

  187. Scooterboy says:
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    I have Aybar at SS. Would you drop him for Baez? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  188. Scooterboy says:
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    Well that sucks, somebody just beat me to him. Thanks anyway Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  189. AJ says:
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    Au shizz! Drop Goldschmidt for Loney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, yeah, sure

      • AJ says:
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        :(

        At least I’ll have E5 coming back soon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There ya go!

          • AJ says:
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            eh now that I look at it I have Napoli also, who’s better ROS him or loney?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go Napoli

  190. Scooterboy says:
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    One more if you don’t mind? Since Baez is gone, would you drop Aybar for Danny Santana who is also available? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  191. Alan says:
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    Which side in deep dynasty?

    Buxton, Abreu, Puig OR Goldschmidt, McCutchen

    CBS/ESPN roster format

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assuming next year

  192. jef with 1 f says:
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    Tough week I have cutch and Goldy..wet tail better keep shitting on pitchers for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ouch… Keep dropping deuces, Wet Tail!

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: Ha..I’m hoping the Beltran Zombino has risen for the rest of the month..he’s replacing cutch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sticking their hands out of their fantasy graves and chomping brain custard and hitting bombs all day…

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: no doubt brotha

  193. Aj says:
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    Drop lowrie or Hill for Baez? Also drop Headley for Singleton? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie… Sure, Singleton, if bench bat

  194. Imoustacheyousomething says:
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    Grey, I have 100 dollars in FAAB, how much should I bid for Baez? (12-team roto league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $51

  195. hifi says:
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    Darvish/Ross/J.Hamilton for Felix/Lester?

    have depth at OF and concerned that Ross will be a playoff liability

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix side

  196. Chris r says:
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    Welp, I knew I could handle losing Goldy, but now cutch is out too. Hopefully he’s back for the playoffs, i’m guaranteed a first week bye.

    So without cutch and goldy here’s my partial roster:

    1B: Matt adams
    3B: arenado
    IF: David Wright
    OF: Bautista
    OF: Jay Bruce
    OF: Matt Kemp
    OF: Rajai Davis
    Util: Kolten Wong
    Bench: Josh Rutledge
    DL: Wil Myers
    Other than needing to pick up an Outfielder since Rajai won’t go every day any reason to panic?
    H2H 12 team, Playoffs start week 22, but i’m guaranteed a bye at this point.
    Cutch’ll be back by Sept 8, right?

    Also holding Joc Pederson in my NA spot, would it make any sense to switch him for Kris Bryant, or is it a total toss up who plays more this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up on the rookies… Lose Rutledge for an OF

  197. Ron says:
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    Castellanos or de aza ROS? Who would you rather have and why? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos

  198. Jon says:
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    I’ve been stashing Harvey on the DL all year in my keep-18 league where pitching is at a premium, but after losing Goldy for the year, I think I should deal him for offense (…I’m in first and flags fly forever, after all)

    Harvey+Hosmer for Abreu+McGee?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Jon: yes, yr getting a top 10 player, who also isn’t hurt right now, for 2 guys who are worthless to you till next year. this deal should probably be done even if all 4 of those were healthy right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Abreu there, not close

  199. ABall says:
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    Sup my dudes?

    I have plenty of OF, but limited pitching. Was thinking of dealing Stanton for Kershaw.

    My OF is comprised of Stanton, Bautista, Rajai, Yelich, K Davis, Polanco. My best SP are Scherzer, Stroman, and Nelson/Salazar, I guess. This is a 12-team, 2-player keeper, ROTO league.

    I also have Miggy, who I could keep with Kershaw instead of Stanton and/or Scherzer?

    Thanks ol’ chaps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, take Kershaw if it helps you win…

  200. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    12 team dynasty with huge benches so no decent SP are available. drop which of
    hutchison/paxton/hendricks/dickey or one of these RP (holds and saves, but we can only play 5 per day)
    perkins/f-rod/reed/rodney/walden/familia/joba/j.smith? H2H league so a lot of starters is good idea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Familia

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: forgot to say it was for h.alvarez, who was dropped by somebody. guess drop 1 is same thing.

  201. Javier Baez called up so my question is I have number 1 waiver pick to be used on any prospect coming up this year – do I use it now – or still wait and see who comes up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Use it

  202. Jon says:
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    Kuroda, Colon, Hammel, Shoemaker, Hutchison, Vargas, Morton or Tillman over Eovaldi or Rubby De La Rosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are streamers

  203. Heyward is a Freeman says:
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    Cargo or Bruce ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  204. Heyward is a Freeman says:
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    Salazar or Ventura ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordano

  205. Connor says:
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    Loney or Belt a better replacement ROS for goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  206. Charles says:
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    Streaminator loves Tomlin v CIN (and Cueto!). Who would you stream in a 6×6 h2h with Losses?

    Tomlin
    Lincecum @ MIL (Nelson)
    Smyly @ OAK (Hammel)
    Hughes v SD (Hahn)
    Morton v MIA (Hand)
    Miley v KC (Duffy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t stream Tomlin… I’d go Hughes, Morton

  207. Francis says:
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    Points league, do I drop Leonys Martin or Boneface for Baez? Also, with E5 coming off the DL, should he be back to normal when he returns? Not familiar with what injury his had, but I’m looking into trading for him. (Au Shizz)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boneface…Hopefully on E5, needs to come back first

  208. Snake Hips says:
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    Lostgoldy, hashtag. Need a CI with Rizzo taking my 1st base position now.
    Allen Craig, singleton, valbuena, gillaspie, headley, Francisco, Dunn, Howard

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  209. Heyward is a Freeman says:
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    Thanks for all the help Grey!

    One more question:

    Arrieta, Gio, or Lynn ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

      • Heyward is a Freeman says:
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        @Grey: Who would you want out of Gio or Lynn?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lynn

  210. Snake Hips says:
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    Please rank in a keeper points league for UTIL:

    POLANCO, TAVERAS, SPRINGER

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Springer

  211. costaricanchata says:
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    ” Teixeira late scratch after feeling lightheaded ”

    yeah , he was feeling all giggly and shizz .
    caused by the combo of nyc carbon monoxide
    and a boatload of cash .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilarious!

  212. can't fight fate says:
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    Add Giles again and hope someone takes Papelbon off waivers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  213. Heatcheck3 says:
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    Now that Baez is up I need to drop a bench bat. Sandoval or Gyorko ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  214. Charles says:
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    ESPN/Rotowire, about Baez:

    “He’s worth a look in deeper or NL-only formats for owners that are looking for a power boost.”

    You’re more bullish. Drop Segura for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  215. Puig's Poutines says:
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    trade cespedes and degrom for ells?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need speed…

  216. Halkster says:
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    Holt or chisenhall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisenhall

  217. can't fight fate says:
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    Would you trade J Hamilton for Samarjia? I know hitters play every day but my pitching needs some help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  218. Robert says:
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    What do think the chances are Goldy comes back in time for fantasy playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1% chance

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: got it

  219. Aj says:
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    What side you got? Tulo/Darvish or Trout/Price, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  220. goodfold2 says:
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    jesus Cobb, get yr shit together. dude thinks he’s salazar over here.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: got the most important out, the 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  221. Puig's Poutines says:
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    what about melky for josh harrison? who do you like ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  222. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    I know this has nothing to do with what you write about but Tyler Flowers had a monster DFS day and I called him today in Draftkings. Catcher is usually a punt play. I love when my babies make me proud!

    I’m going back to my dungeon now and finish tomorrows RCL roundup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… Make it good! And give me some love to try and get me over Rudy… We have the tightest matchup ever in the expert league…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: I meant to tell you I got your invite to join the expert league next year…I’m in…thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no probs!

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I’m the source of this selfie avi explosion and i don’t get an invite. I’m throwing a tantrum right now. Kidding, I’ll make you look really good tomorrow…real good

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @jef with 1 f: @Grey: What’s he talking about Grey?

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @J-FOH: don’t be mad J

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @J-FOH: that was my reward for selfie Friday

  223. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Can someone tell Trout to swing the fucking bat already?

    All of 2013, total of 716 plate appearances – number of plate appearances through each count:

    0-2: 113 PA
    1-2: 184 PA
    2-2: 186 PA

    2014, through only 487 PA:

    0-2: 83 PA
    1-2: 175 PA
    2-2: 162 PA

    This is why his strikeout rate has spiked. Pitchers have figured out he watches the first pitch go by over 90% of the time, so they’re throwing him strikes instead of trying to be cute. He’s so good that he’s still hitting near league average with 0-2 counts, but his wRC+ on 0-1 counts is 149. Miguel Cabrera’s wRC+ on the entire season is 146. Seriously, Mike Trout down 0-1 has been better than Miguel Cabrera on the whole.

    Seriously. SWING THE BAT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonna have a hard time finding much sympathy from me for Trout

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: It’s just frustrating as a baseball fan watching someone so great put totally unnecessary restraints on himself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hard to argue with a guy on pace for 33 HRs and 17 SBs

          • O'Skimpy says:
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            @Grey: I took Au Revoir and McCutch in R1 in my two money leagues. Frieri has just retired the Vernon Ruhle award as far as I’m concerned.

            Bah.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: understand no sympathy for trout owners, but just how sick could this guy be if he just swings at balls in the zone on first pitches?

  224. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ” who was that masked man ? “

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        sorry .
        that was meant in response to this …. ” I’m going back to my dungeon now and finish tomorrows RCL roundup “

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, the gimp! Haha

  225. Aj says:
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    Chase Headley or Bruce ROS ? Also Hill or Everth Cabrera ROS ? Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce…EverCab

  226. goodfold2 says:
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    flowers over d’arnaud in deep leagues right now? picked up d’arnaud pretty much everywhere over rosario/navarro a couple of weeks ago when he was hot.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: could also go arencibia but i don’t trust that stuff.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: above question applies to like 7 leagues, what about
        2. zunino over both flowers/d’arnaud (i’m guessing this is zunino)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you want to pick your catcher scab, feels pretty lateral

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: noticing you likely answered 2. above. in the zunino fashion. catcher scab, that’s good shit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: just noticed rotoworld blurb about flowers being 20/44 since getting glasses. like when freeman was terrible for months due to sight problems maybe? just in case this isn’t some small sample size accident i’ll just add flowers. can probably go back to d’arnaud if flowers falls off again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Crazy to think these teams spend 100’s of millions of dollars and they don’t send guys to an eye doctor

  227. Francis says:
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    Edwin Bogaerts and Ventura for H. Ramirez and Shields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

      • Francis says:
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        Is this trade close or are the sides pretty far apart? Points league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not very close

  228. costaricanchata says:
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    been watching some giants’ games lately .
    every time pence comes up to the plate ,
    we hear about how he doesn’t throw , field , hit and run
    like your prototypical major league ballplayer .

    ok .
    just say it .
    he looks like anthony perkins out there .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  229. john says:
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    Considering using baez at 2b then trading cano… team that needs 2b has Jupton, Cruz and Harper. If traded which one? 10 tm

    If I traded basically wld be dropping span and then when edwin back prob drop dickerson as well. Is it worth trading cano for say upton or just hold dickerson

    • Grey

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      I’d take Upton

  230. Jason says:
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    Rank these prospects by Who is most likely to contribute this year…

    Syndergaard, Bradley, A Meyer, or Heaney

    • Grey

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      None of them

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: curious ranking. hey league mate. heaney just in case he gets called up again.

  231. bossmanjunior says:
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    Drop Salazar or Liriano for Baez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  232. Aj says:
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    Would you offer up Tulo/Verlander for Longoria/Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  233. Puig's Poutines says:
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    guess who’s seeing soundgarden and nin august 11th?!? me! ever seen either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, haven’t really wanted to either, tbh

      • Puig's Poutines says:
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        @Grey: you like queens of the stone age but not nin?

  234. bossmanjunior says:
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    It would be awesome if can answer this tonight…need to make my decision in 2 hours.

    Earlier I asked if I should drop Salazar or Liriano for Baez. Here are their upcoming scheduled starts. Should I still drop Liriano? Thanks so much

    Salazar @CIN, vARI, @MIN, vHOU, @KC

    Liriano vSD, @DET, vATL, vSTL, vCIN

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      @bossmanjunior:

      Sorry should have said Should I still drop Salazar

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @bossmanjunior: those are both good schedules. go with whatever guy was said before. i’d keep liriano myself, since he seems like 2013 all over again, which means he’s a top 25 guy (if he gets all the way back to that)

  235. Aj says:
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    Check this one out G, trade one of Bautista/Stanton with Sonny and Melky for Kemp/Grienke/Ryu/Gordon ? Thanks

  236. DiRo says:
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    Sad days for me I have Goldy and McCutch, I guess since it’s a keeper league I can’t feel to bad right, right! Right? ……

    I am ok, I think, any chance Henry Owens gets called up soon?

  237. goodfold2 says:
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    Ballfour is back.

  238. goodfold2 says:
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    man, missed out on that baez thing till like 30 minutes ago. good news is this only hurt me in one league either due to
    1. league doesn’t allow NA guys till they show up in league.
    2. i already have him (YEAY!, this is like 4 leagues)
    and the one i missed him in i dropped him to stash joc pederson right around trade deadline and meant to stash bryant (heard from prospect guy that bryant was coming up first) over him too.
    best thing was i hadn’t yet gotten around to stashing bryant or pederson over him in most of these leagues.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: even in the one league where i got scooped i had till like 6:30 eastern. damn errands.

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