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Yesterday, Jacob deGrom threw a complete game with 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.33.  Oh, his peripherals are beautiful.  Velocity is fine, even up a tad up, and that’s not the new radar gun positioning talking.  For what it’s worth, a radar gun can’t talk.  His Ks are way up.  Walks are up too, but not quite to the point where it justifies his four-plus ERA.  His xFIP is even below where it was last year.  So, what explains his mediocre ERA besides the general answer of:  Mets gonna Mets?  He’s not throwing his cutter or change nearly as much and is almost entirely relying on a slider and four-seam fastball.  The change and cutter were never ‘big’ pitches for him, but mixing them in may have kept hitters honest like Abe Lincoln and iced tea.  His slider this year is barely a positive pitch for him.  Last year, it was a top 20 slider in the majors, right next to Sabathia, and that guy loves sliders!  As with most things Mets pitchers-related, it’s a conundrum wrapped inside a forklift of fortune cookies that is wrapped inside a turkey.  It’s called a turforkum.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jeurys Familia – Could resume throwing soon.  That sigh of relief is from his family, glad he’ll be out of the house soon.  “Why do you flinch when daddy sneezes?”

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4 and two homers (5, 6).  I’m glad I streamed him for the batty call on one team, and also glad I dropped him before the first home run, because I might’ve fell in love and never dropped him.  Nothing worse than falling in love with a batty call.  Well, except getting a tattoo of your batty call, then four miserable years later, taking out a loan to pay for tattoo removal.

Jay Bruce – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  When you take off the 2nd half of the year, you have to get all your stats in by July.

Yoenis Cespedes – Left yesterday’s game with a sore heel.  He’s been sidelined by a quad, a hamstring and now a heel.  He should be playing murderball.

Kyle Schwarber – Out of the lineup again.  I just thought of something, what if Schwarber isn’t good from April 1st thru September 30th, but we just didn’t know it last year because he was hurt?  That wouldn’t be good for H2H leagues (or roto).

Kyle Hendricks – Could return this weekend from hand tendinitis.  Fun fact!  Instead of ‘counting Mississippis’ in baseball, they count injuries.

John Lackey – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 5.26.  Looking at his teeth, I’m absolutely positive Lackey would be better at bobbing for apples than pitching.

Addison Russell – 1-for-2 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Apparently, the sheer number of comments about dropping him hit critical mass and has moved him in a positive direction.

Jacob Faria – Recalled for today’s start vs. the BJ’s, which sucks, but I do like Faria.  If you click his name, you’ll be magically transported to all the nice things I’ve said about Faria in the past.  Faria won’t just be up for one start this time either since Matt Andriese will be sidelined for two months with a stress reaction in his hip.  As Shakira would say, his hips don’t lie (flat).

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.90, as he was activated from the DL.  Did you know one-ball Taillon goes well with Lionel Richie’s All Night Long?

Josh Harrison – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .311.  We should call him JoS. @ PNC Bank.  Or not.  But if we were, the men’s mass-retail clothier, JoS. @ PNC Bank, is hitting .300 in the last week with nothing really of note in the power or speed department.  The fresh-to-def, classic black suits, though?  JoS. @ PNC Bank has what you need.

Max Moroff – 0-for-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .105 as he hit leadoff, because the Pirates have decided to throw in the Jolly Roger towel even though they are only about a week’s worth of games under .500.  Culture of winning C**nt Hurdle is instilling, that’s what it is.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3, 1 RBI, hitting .206.  He had 8 Ks in his past 0-for-11 before breaking out for a one-for-three.  Lot of people are asking about him, so I looked and I’m here to report not-so-good news.  I’d be shocked if he hits above .250.  I think it’s just as likely he gets demoted.  A warm Coors does funny things with a baseball and bladder, so there’s still a chance he has an April-of-2016 type July and August.  Nothing in his stats is pointing to that right now.

Ryan Zimmerman – Missed his third straight game.  Yeah, he’ll totally avoid the DL all year.  Ow, eye roll headache.

Brian Goodwin – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  The good, he’s hitting, has some speed and power.  The bad, he’s splitting time with Ryan Raburn, the brother on Bloodline who can’t hit righties.  In NL-Only leagues, no reason Goodwin can’t be a short-term add while Werth is on the mend.

Stephen Strasburg – 5 IP, 6 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  What a butter ratio start.

Matt Albers – 2/3 IP, 3 ER and the blown save.  “Hey, hey, hey, it’s Matt Albers!  Nah, nah, nah, gonna blow a Strasburg win!”  I have Enny Romero in two leagues, but this is a shituation of epic proportions.  Halp and I discuss it further on the podcast coming later today.  It’s a hoot!  Literally, I was dressed as an owl for the recording.

Trea Turner – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I keep telling myself that Turner is going to catch fire like a lightning bug crawling into a gas tank.  kUai`18h9–Sorry, fingers crossed.

Nick Markakis – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  They should throw gyro meat on the field when Markakis hits a homer.

Matt Adams – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .277.  Plus, gyro meat on the field will be a good test for Adams’ weight loss.  “I will not Oprah up.  I am not a dieting yo-yo.”  That’s Adams staying strong.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .327.  I was about to start spouting about how he’s hitting way better than he has any right to, and, with his average, it’s true, but he hit 35 homers last year, so, if anything, he’s off pace on power, and, if I interrupt this sentence one more time, it will be a new world record.

Mike Foltynewicz – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.37.  More like Shizzynewicz.  Stream-o-Nator hated this start, but hopefully those that started him in weekly leagues get a decent 2nd start to soften this blow.

Howie Kendrick – 3-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI and three steals (5, 6, 7).  Damn, I was thisclose to picking him up on the short schedule day.  On the reals though, what’s with all the multiple steals games recently?  MLB reinstate green M&M’s?

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.67.  Not an easy start for Porcello vs. the Phils, but they’re the 27th best offense!  They are no pushovers like the Giants, Padres or Royals, I’ll tell ya that!

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer, hitting .249.  He’s got this thing down pat where he does nothing for five days, then, right when you’re ready to drop him, he hits a solo homer and does just enough to stay on your team for another week.

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, that’s his fourth homer in the last week.  I know, I didn’t think it was that many either and I own him.  He’s lulled me into thinking he’s hot when he’s not, and not hot when he is.  He’s perpetual beer goggles.

Mookie Betts – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 11th steal.  Mookie Ballgame!

Tyson Ross – Could return to the rotation on Friday.  How much do I trust him?  I nearly dropped him today after hearing he was due to return.  In the minors, he had a 7.71 ERA, so, uh, yeah.

Carlos Gomez – Could return this weekend.  This will put him one step closer to his next DL stint.  Of course, between the DL stints will come a period of enlightenment.  Some people’s attitudes towards him will lighten, and think that’s what I ment.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (1 Hit), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  Pretty much shut the Astros up, and last week (or week before, they start running together) I told you to buy Darvish (relatively) low.

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Mezuzah!

Lance McCullers – Hit the DL.  MLB this year is like The Man in the High Castle and the Nazis won.  I’m Frank and they’re taking all my Frink’ing starters!  There was some rumors that the Astros are just conserving McCullers’ innings and he doesn’t really have an injury.  Makes sense, and ‘lower back discomfort’ does sound make-believe like an Italian who isn’t a mama’s boy.  Francis Martes will take McCullers’ start for a turn or two, and is not recommended.

Jose Pirela – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .500 thru a week of games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Franchy Cordero – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  At least a few of you are like, “Franchy?  Okay, Grey made up that name.  It’s like Krispie Young or Moistasskiss or Moistasskrispie or whatevs.”

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.07.  His ERA is still over 6 and this was an easy matchup.  I’d want to see at least two more starts before trusting Tanaka again.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  He gets to 30 homers (Mad Libs in date).  The All-Star break?  July 1st?  Friday?

Didi Gregorius – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .344.  Yankees lead the majors in runs, OBP, homers, RBIs, SLG and OPS (I know, dur, but for the back of the room).

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-3 and his 10t homer.  Hitting near-.375 in the last week and has five homers in June.  Less than half the month is gone for those too lazy to scroll up and look at the date on this post or to look at your watch or glance at a calendar.

Jean Segura – Could be ready in a couple of weeks, and yesterday he took infield practice at Target Field.  Next to the greeting cards and last-minute gifts that everyone knows are last-minute.  “A mug that says ‘World’s Greatest Dad?’  Wow, thanks.  Is this your brand-new Ban Roll-on in the bag with it?”

Danny Valencia – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .269.  Didn’t do much after I featured him in Friday’s Buy, and now I likely jinxed him again.  My b.

Mitch Haniger – 4-for-6, 4 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .348.  I thought the long DL stint might’ve cooled him off completely, but maybe he’s not falling off like a dyslexic’s Haniger nail.

Mike Zunino – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Ben Gamel – 2-for-4, 3 runs, hitting .331 and in the leadoff slot.  At any moment, his brother, Mat, is definitely gonna break out, but, while we wait for it, I could see grabbing Ben.

Wade Miley – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.97.  Bad week to quit barbiturates, terrible week to start Miley.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .289.  You know what Mancini’s doing?  A Hanley impersonation.  Call him Manley Hancini.

Chris Davis – Left the game in the third inning of Monday’s game with an oblique strain right after weekly lineups locked.  That’s swell.  Just peachy.  You’ve hit my soft spot between my funny bone and “I want to punch you in the face” bone.  Let’s call it the FU Weekly Lineups bone.

Matt Davidson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .245.  On our Player Rater, guess who’s higher:  Davidson or Longoria?  Okay, Longoria, but you had to think about it (for at least however long you paused at that question mark).

Kevan Smith – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .224.   You might know Kevan Smith from his film, Jay and Silent Bob Strikeout.

Leury Garcia – Underwent an x-ray on his injured hand.  It’s all right, the White Sox have another Garcia to fill in.  The White Sox are all about the GAGNOF.

   
  1. DrEasy says:
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    Dropped Schwarber to pick up Fatt Adams. Please tell me I didn’t overreact. (I actually meant to do it before today’s start, which would have been much nicer obviously).

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @DrEasy: You’re good.

      • Cram It says:
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        @JakeTPE: Proper fantasy baseballing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: Agree with others

  2. Mike in Busan says:
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    Thanks, Grey. Now I really want some Gyro meat–which is really hard to find in Busan, I might add.
    But hey, hey, hey–my opponent started Matt Albers!!
    Great column, man.
    Seriously, I really want a gyro now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike in Busan: “We can take some kalbi beef and shave it real thin for you”

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: misses out on the lamb, though.
        Don’t worry, I remember where there’s a pretty decent Turkish place, and am planning to go there on Thursday!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • Mike in Busan says:
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            @Grey: oh, and Odor, baby!! Could he be breaking out?

  3. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    9 teamer redraft.

    Drop Paxton, Albers, Benintendi, JBJ, ODB, Castellanos or Brinson for Schebler?

    Re Brinson, with Villar going down Turner’s my only real speed guy.

    Thanks in advance.

  4. Scott says:
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    Is devenski worth owning in a 10 team roto league. Picked him up for ratios and K’s early in the season. I also own giles so devenski may see the occasional save chance. He has 4 wins and a good k rate but he has been a lot more hittable over the last 30 days and isn’t helping my era. I could cut him for a starter like mccarthy, hoffman, biagini, wheeler. They are best available pitchers. I would be looking for quality starts. Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: If you prefer wins over K’s and low ratios, do what you gotta do.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Scott: In a ten-team league, if you must roster a MR, you play the hot hand. Better yet, stream that spot. Devenski gets used in some high-leverage spots but Harris is probably ahead of him in the saves pecking order. If you’re not counting holds, and there are no good SP options for the QS that day, then stream good MR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with others

  5. Fister Furbush says:
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    Matt Adams or Pujols ROS,

    Until Villar gets back, Chris Taylor or Pedroia?

    Saves- Cassila or Mauer?

    That’s all, thanks in advance.

    P.S. Tehol split from Twitter again and I’m worried he’s on a binder somewhere in Seattle.

    Reporting from Seattle,
    FF out.

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @Fister Furbush:

      Binder? I meant Bender…but I guess Tehol doesn’t even drink, so maybe he’s just done with social media again.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Fister Furbush: Adams, Taylor Maurer for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fister Furbush: Agree with mcmillions — Tehol seems to do that every couple of weeks, I’m sure he’ll come back

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Tehol is more likely on the trapper keeper of his teenage girlfriend rather than a binder.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, he doesn’t know of three-hole binders

  6. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey. A good Tuesday to you and my Razzball brethren.

    Many thanks for the story on Story. That’s what I was thinking. He has a four-game set at home to SF coming up, so last chance saloon for him. He’s starting to feel like one of those guys you wait and wait for, only to be left holding the bag. Or something like that.

    Tonight, do we like Farmer, Faria, or both? FFB? (Streamonator cool on both.)

    Thanks!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @JakeTPE: Bah! I messed up my own joke! BFF (Both, Farmer, or Faria)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Thanks! You too! SON likes those starts? That I find surprising w/out looking, but I only think I know the matchups, you haven’t provided them

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: No, SON is cool on them, as in not too keen/hot. Bad choice of words. Faria is @TOR and Farmer is vs Ari. Both first starts against these teams so I was kinda hoping the advantage went to the pitcher. Thanks!

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Very nice write-up, top drawer where I keep my stapler and box of Chinese-made copper staples.

    a. Debated over whether to start Yu yesterday given it was @HOU and Houston is an offensive juggernaut lately. Then looked at his upcoming schedule and it was SEA at home next. And then it hit me, screw it! His home park is not a pitcher’s park and he does reasonably well there ergo he could probably do ok in Coors in August. He is my best pitcher drafted so he’s gotta tow the rubber, just wish he’d be like last night’s Darvish more often.

    b. In another league was desperate and started Porcello (poor fellow, you say!). He pitched the 6th INN like a pro and I hope he can repeat that 6th INN elsewhere, but why on God’s green earth couldn’t he have pitched like that at the start of the game? I know you don’t like him much as a pitcher, he’s kind of like the AL version of Lackey (for his career, not in 2017), lunch pail numbers 3.5 ERA, 10-15 wins etc and nothing like he should have been last year, but still his problem is just a matter of repeating the winning formula with the sinker as his out pitch.

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 13

    Sheriff: ‘They didn’t find Rambo’s body…As a matter of fact, he stole an army truck and blew up a gas station on the other side of town.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘The kid is resilient. Why don’t you forget what you’re thinking and clear out while you can?’

    Sheriff: ‘Get the fuck outta here, Trautman! You take your advice with you. When I talked to you earlier this afternoon, you knew he was still alive, didn’t you?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘I suspected it.’

    Sheriff: ‘Sure…Sure, that’s why you stuck around. You trained him. You taught him how to get out of places like that cave. But he’s not gonna get out of this place!’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Teasle, you and all your men couldn’t handle him before, what makes you think you can handle him now? Because God knows what damage he’s prepared to do. You’re gonna die, Teasle.’

    Sheriff: ‘Everybody dies!’

    [How prophetic of Sheriff Teasle!]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. You have to pitch Yu everywhere, even in Coors if he’s ever there B. Ha C. Nice!

  8. Points League says:
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    Tim Beckham, aledmys Diaz, chris Taylor, or dansby Swanson

      • Points League says:
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        @Grey: starting to think it’s safe to drop story and wil Myers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

          • Points League says:
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            @Grey: Rosario should be up any day right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Would think so

  9. Robert Glade says:
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    In a league with 6 cats ( OBP being the 6th added to the traditional 5 ) , which one of the following do I drop when Joc Pederson returns from the DL?

    Peralta
    Pillar
    Buxton
    Joc Pederson

    • Grant says:
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      Anyone else read this and think he meant real cats at first? That would be a hard league. While dogs would undeniably be more fun in a league, cats would put some serious time into their lineups.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grant: Ha! I thought it was a 7-team league with some really hip fellas. “I play in this fantasy baseball league with six of the coolest cats around.”

      • rusty says:
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        @Grant: I thought kitties. I don’t know why. I thought “why didn’t I think of that? I could finally bring home a trophy and make any trade I wanted as long as I have enough cans of wet food and bags of tasty treats”

        • CMUTimmah says:
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          @Grey: I don’t know… from my experience, cats are way more indifferent than dogs.

          I think a cat shows up to the draft, makes the first couple picks, lets it autodraft from there, and never sets his lineup. And based on their affinity for red laser pointers, they would likely be OK with all the red DL markings on their players.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  10. Brad says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Do you still believe in Polanco or is it fair to say that he’s a bust? Would you still consider him to be a keeper (12 team h2h)?

    Thanks,

    Brad

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      I just traded him away in my 10 team keeper for Alex Wood. I’m happy with my decision. I’ve owned Polanco a couple times and I think he is too fragile. He has spurts of greatness though and that gives him trade value. But, I don’t think he ever pans out. It says something when 75% of the lefties he faces Clint Hurdle benches him. Can’t be a superstar if your coach doesn’t let you hit lefties.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Brad: Depends on your other options to keep. Also, there’s still over 3 months to make that decision.

      • Brad says:
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        @Cram It: Keeper group as it currently stands is as follows:

        Bryant
        Gary Sanchez
        Segura
        JD Martinez
        Rendon
        Lemahieu
        Desmond
        Polanco
        Degrom
        Carrasco
        Alex Wood

        Get to keep 8 players so thinking the last spot is between Lemahieu, Polanco and Desmond.

        You’re right thought in that there’s still time to make that decision.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Brad: Right, don’t worry about that now. A lot can happen before your deadline.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Brad: Agree with Cram

  11. H says:
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    Can you please rate these pitchers?

    Stroman, Taillon, and Nova

    • peacecoast says:
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      @H: great, good, good

  12. Wil says:
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    All rise!

  13. killerB says:
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    I need a 3b, pick up Harrison or Kendrick? dropping llucoy

  14. Chucky says:
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    Is Harrison a better 2B option than, Lowrie? Villar? Happ? If so, who’s the weakest link and should be dropped for Harrison..if any?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chucky: Lowrie.

  15. Grant says:
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    Can you order these based on ROS expectations?… Lewis Brinson, Alex Bregman, Odubel Herrera…

    My team is pretty balanced HR/SB, so it’s really just who is better all around, just a bonus spot on my roster. Leaning towards the above order since the ceiling is higher with Brinson, then goes down from there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grant: ODB, Brinson

  16. JC says:
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    In a 12 teamer, H2H league with holds and saves. My staff:
    Kershaw, Verlander, Odorizzi, Nova, Severino, Miranda, Taillon
    Melancon, Maurer
    J Smith

    1. Would you trade Odorizzi for Holland?
    2. Would you drop any of my starters for a holds guy like Rosenthal?
    3. Would you start Odorizzi at Blue Jays? (Versus Liriano)
    4. Would you start Miranda at Twins? (Versus Berrios)
    5. Need 40 innings and have tough road matchups this week. Are Odorizzi and Miranda streamers anyway?

    • Grant says:
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      @JC:
      1) Greg Holland? absolutely.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @JC: 1) If getting Greg Holland, then definitely. 2) No. 3) No. 4) yes. 5) I dont like Odorizzi at Tor. Get your innings elsewhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Agree with others

      • JC says:
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        @Grey:

        Just confirming cuz there was a lot of “others” and several questions…..you would bench Odorizzi at Blue Jays but start Miranda at Twins, right?

        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

  17. Kas says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    I puke you feel comfortable starting Shoemaker tomorrow against the Yankees? My other option is to drop him and stream Farmer today vs. Ari or Newcomb Friday against the Marlins. Here is my pitching staff:

    Stroman
    Carrasco
    Roark
    Ross
    Shoemaker

    DL:
    McCullers
    Sanchez

    Thanks!

    • Kas says:
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      @Kas: ***Would you

      • Grant says:
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        @Kas:
        The bigger question is… how many times have you puked that your auto correct thinks that’s what you meant?

        I’d go Newcomb, not touching anyone against NY and Arizona is pretty good themselves. Sometimes, best not to overthink it.

        • Kas says:
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          @Grant: Haha yeah seriously!! Autocorrect my a**. Thanks for the advice. I was thinking the same thing, although according to ESPN, Shoemaker’s start has a pretty decent rating. Still not going anywhere near the Yanks lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Shoemaker

      • Kas says:
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        @Grey: Against the Yanks?!?

  18. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great writeup as always.

    Who do you prefer rest of season? Hernan Perez or marwin Gonzalez?

    Marwin has a great team behind him and Hernan has the tendency to be plateaued. Your thoughts are always appreciated

  19. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Sounds like you might have one foot off the Story bandwagon…

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: Is there a bandwagon at this point?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: So you are no longer being patient with him?

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: I am. At worst, I’ll bench him if I have a better option, but I’m not dropping him yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: I don’t think you can drop him, but I’m not confident in the turn around anymore

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        I dumped his sorry
        ass And I could not feel any
        Better about it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The haiku master!

  20. peacecoast says:
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    A. Not starting Cole today. Just sayin’.

    B. so my Addison Russel saga continues. He struck out last night so I set the FAAB to drop him for Anderson. Then he hit a homer so I canceled the transaction. It is quite possible that I ask you every week ROS about dropping him.

    C. I refuse to see Wonderwoman. Seriously fuck that. Super hero movies suddenly started to bore me a couple of years ago. And I am a huge sci-fi/fantasy nerd. The writing is just so lame.

    D. Blew 25% of my FAAB budget on Mallex. Waiting to see if I won or not. Quite anxious about it. Delino is my next choice.

    E. curious what kind of car do you drive? or do you really have a scooter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: B. Ha C. I was never a superhero guy, haven’t seen one X-Men movie D. Hope it works out! E. Saab

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: D. got mallex, poor now ROS
        E. they don’t even make those anymore dude. you gotta find some old mechanic named Ivan or Gus who will service it

  21. Big Mike says:
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    Oh Glorious Leader,

    I think you’re selling Josh Harrison short. He’s .311/.381/.481 with 8 HR and 6 steals through the first 62 games. I don’t know too many teams that couldn’t find room for that on their roster. He’s not sexy, but he’s consistently getting on base. I’ve got him in my “2B hole” on every team, because somebody convinced me to draft Rougned Odor in EVERY SINGLE LEAGUE THAT I’M IN, and as Rougie seems not to recognize what a baseball looks like, I’ve had to put him on my bench in all of those leagues, and start Harrison in that spot. (Still love ya, though).

    • Cram It says:
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      @Big Mike: Funny how Harrison is perceived as doing really well and Odor is sucking, yet, except for avg….they have the same stats!

      • Every29Years says:
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        @Cram It:

        In a ten hitting category ESPN league, it is not close. Plus the obvious draft miss…yep, I could have picked (fill in the blank)

        • Cram It says:
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          @Every29Years: Most people aren’t in a 10 cat league but I hear ya.

          • JC says:
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            @Cram It:

            Actually you helped me a lot recently by reminding us all to give more details about our various leagues. Format matters! (Sadly, size appears too as well)

            • Cram It says:
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              @JC: That’s what she said.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Cram It: Odor was drafted higher, expectations are greater. Same stats or not, that’s what pisses everyone off.

  22. Andrew says:
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    League with no DL spots – can I drop Villar after adding Andrus? And would you pick up Suarez or Beltre? (I know it’s a shallow league)

  23. Sock it to me says:
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    Drop Straily for J Ross?

  24. Bucking the Faria Farmer's Daughter says:
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    Who would you start today? Jacob Faria or Buck Farmer?

  25. Piss in a Gatorade Bottle says:
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    CarGo vs Cole or Peraza vs Richard tonight?

  26. MrC22 says:
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    Nice piece, Grey.

    Gyorko or Gregorious at SS in standard, h2h?

    Faria, Chase Anderson, or Sabathia for streaming?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrC22: Thanks! Didi… No idea who these SPs are facing, how do people expect to know every matchup every day?

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: You need an intern! (In the meantime we’ll do better about listing matchups.)

      • MrC22 says:
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        @Grey: Thank ya.

        Re: SP’s, I mean, of those three, who would you choose to hold on the bench if you couldn’t freely add/drop each day/week? (League has limited free moves and weekly locks.) Or are they all even and depends on the matchup?

        Thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anderson

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Try gambling on MLB like me
        Then you will know lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I keep my addictions playful

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            Whats more playful than
            sticking your head in the oven
            When albers blows save!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This is
              true

    • Pazz says:
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      @MrC22: Faira against Estrada @ TOR, Anderson possibly against Lynn @STL two games tonight, or CC against Ramirez @LAA

      I would stream CC

      And I think Faria is a nice add but this is a hard matchup today

  27. peacecoast says:
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    start Joe Ross tonight at home versus ATL?

  28. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Would you drop either Chisenhall or Adam Frazier to get Matt Adams? thanks in advance.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: I would drop Chisenhall for him, but I might be more in on him than other people. This based mainly on my being a Mets fan and hearing Gary, Keith and Ron only talk about how the ball flies out of the Braves new park every time the Mets play there.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        mcmi11ions are you looking to join a league?

        • knucks says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Is it for $ this time?

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: I’m in three right now. I don’t know if i have time for another one. thanks though!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Chisenhall. Adams is hitting well and the ball apparently flies at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta. Why not take the shot of Fat Adams continuing to hit through the summer.

  29. Sick Ranchez says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Closers are Jansen, Kintzler, and Addison Reed.

    Would you drop Chris Devenski to pick up Familia?

    Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Sick Ranchez: Don’t overreact to the news of “long toss” – Familia still has no timetable and unlikely to pitch again this season

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Sick Ranchez:

      Get shwifty instead

      • Sick Ranchez says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Ha! Good idea Grimey

  30. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Well, I finally dropped Story in a 12 team H2H where I also have Correa. Story should look like an All Star in 3,2,1 . . . . If you’re holding, you’re welcome.

  31. Just Dong says:
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    Is CarGo droppable in standard 10 team?

  32. Lt says:
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    Grey,
    Stuff is funny as always. You got an opinion on starling Marte? I’m in 12 team h2h 5×5 and thinking about 2nd half guys now, checking Rockies schedule in September. I have Story and was considering offering him for Marte instead of eating his lack of value. Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Thanks! I do, he’s prolly no better than 50% of waiver OFs when he returns, with a small chance of being better than 75% of them

  33. Franco is a bum says:
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    Grey,

    For whatever reason I am still holding Maikel Franco. Any low % owned players you would eye instead? My two main considerations are Jose Pirela or Matt Davidson. Thanks

  34. Woodchuck says:
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    Have some guys coming off DL…need to make room. Drop Pirela or Schoop. Kinda sad that I have both. 12 team h2h OPS.

    Great work! Thanks.

  35. JC3Bagger says:
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    I feel silly for holding on to Gleyber Torres…14 team league, limited keepers (6 keepers total, 3 in what would be the Torres tier). Want to put in a claim for Jeff Hoffman. Drop Torres for him, drop Tyson Ross, or hold?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @JC3Bagger: What is the “tier” and who else could be the 3?

      • JC3Bagger says:
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        @b the esq.: you get to keep 3 “green” keepers; players drafted in rounds 14-21 (or waiver guys, obviously). Michael Brantley, Lewis Brinson, Greg Holland, Jacob Fairia, Danny Salazer (if dropped, they move down a tier) all potential greens. The other nuance is that when teams fall out of contention, they will trade for keepers, with green being the most valuable. If you keep someone at green, they become a yellow the next year, then able to be kept two years at yellow before moving to red, then two years at red. So a stud green keeper can be kept 5 years before thrown back into the draft pool (if they remain that good throughout obviously).

  36. The Boy says:
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    Okay to stream Faria even w/ that matchup?

    ROS: Matt Adams, David Peralta, Maybin, or Choo?

    • William Hung says:
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      @The Boy: wait and see with Faria – Blue Jays are really socking the ball right now

      • Cram It says:
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        @William Hung: Are they? I see they’ve onlytopped 4 runs once since last Sunday. I’m not afraid of them.

        • William Hung says:
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          @Cram It: You’re right – I was biased because I went up against Donaldson and he had a pretty good week and listened to the Podcast where Grey was lukewarm on throwing him out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Boy: I’m not, Adams, depends on needs — between Adams and Maybin

  37. Wacha Wacha says:
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    1. In an obp league how would you rank Brinson, smoak, haniger Ros?

    2. From this date forward who gets the most steals? Mallex, maybin, or Brinson?

    Thanks!!!!!

  38. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    I was hoping to get your take on what I should do with my roster. Currently, I’m middle of the pack in most offensive categories (last in avg) and top 1/3 in pitching (standard 5×5, 12 team). My team is:

    C: Zunino (Murphy stashed on DL)
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Murphy
    SS: Peraza
    3B: Carpenter
    OF: Harper, Betts, Benintendi
    UTIL: Peralta
    BENCH: Santana, Beckham, Starling Marte (stash)
    SP: Darvish, McCullers, Samardjzia, Gray, Peacock
    RP: Giles, Melancon, Betances, Rivero

    Some in the league were hard up for McCullers, but this might have softened due to the DL stint. Can you rank the following?

    1. Posey/Kimbrel for Murphy/McCullers (and possibly another player)
    2. Archer/Kimbrel for McCullers/Samardjzia (and possibly another player)
    3. Do nothing
    4. Do something else (who should be traded, and what should I target?)

    I would love the input of you and the Razzball community about which route to take, what to move and who should be the throw-in for the first two options. Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hanklongball: 4 — these are not good — McCullers/Carp for Bryant? Darvish/Carp for Bryant?

  39. Benintendo64 says:
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    14-Team H2H 5×5 with OBP and SLG. Really frustrated with Story as he is weighing down my team’s percentages.

    Any of these worth adding and starting over Story at SS?
    Jorge Polanco
    Mercer
    Pinder
    Galvis

    also available to stash are Rosario, Barreto, Brad Miller, Semien

    Thanks!

    • Benintendo64 says:
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      @Benintendo64: Also, are you streaming Faria today? or waiting to see how he does?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Benintendo64: We already saw how he did. Start him.

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Mike says:
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    Finally found the strength to ditch Lackey.

    Out of Straily, Biagani, or Jordan Montgomery, who has best chance of being more than just a streamer a month from now?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mike: Biagini, Montgomery, Straily, in that order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: With I could, Agree with b

  41. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Drop Bell to pick up Adams?
    Obligatory catcher question too. Conteras, what the hell? Continue to hold or pick up Zunino? Hate to roster two catchers but damn if Contreras isn’t killing me.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: Yes, Adams… Go w/ Zunino

  42. b the esq. says:
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    Adams over Bell.
    I woudlnt want to have 2 catchers, so ride with Contreras

  43. LeggoPens says:
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    Where do you see Story, Polanco, and Porcello ROS? I’m trying to free up a streaming spot in the short term and thinking I should unload Porcello and Polanco while I still can.

    That being said, would it be rash to offer up those two for story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LeggoPens: Story top 100, barely, Polanco top 150 barely, Porcello’s unownable

  44. BAC says:
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    5×5 OBP.

    Drop Peraza (.287 2017 OBP) for Young Jr.?

    Have Deshields, Brinson.

  45. Biggidy says:
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    Iglesias, Rivero or Johnson ROS?

  46. BAC says:
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    5X5 OBP. Was offered Gardner for Wood. Seems like too little. Was going to counter Wood for Alonso, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BAC: Hold

  47. Just Dong says:
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    Would you rather have CarGo or Peraza ROS?

  48. Branta says:
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    I think I know the answer to this but (Yahoo 12 team h2h keeper league 6×6 w/ r/hr/rbi/obp/slg/sb) this trade happened:

    Yoan Moncada
    Trevor Story
    Jake Odorizzi

    For

    Francisco Lindor
    Justin Turner
    James Paxton

    Who won the deal in your eyes (not Peter Gabriel’s)?

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @Branta: Lindor…not even close IMO.

  49. Crime Dog says:
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    1) adam duvall and chris archer for nelly cruz?

    2) duvall and manea for matt kemp?

    are they close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crime Dog: 1. Duvall 2. Duvall — close

  50. lwomack58 says:
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    With Chris Davis most likely hitting DL good time to pick up Trey Mancini. I need to add pop in my lineup and my choices are

    Mancini, Castellanos, Calhoun. I would be dropping Piscotty for one of the three.

    Who do you like best.

    Thanks

  51. Rich says:
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    Pillar or Kepler ROS?

  52. Pazz says:
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    someone dropped Cargo,

    should i add him

    or lost cause

    will he ever hit lol

  53. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Last night was my best night of batty calls in ages. Gamel, Fatty Adams, Mancini, and Howie Kendrick with the triple legs. Might have been the first time I actually enjoyed fantasy in months.

    • joeg414 says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz:
      Curious on who you had to cut to pickup those four ? League Size ?

      • Cram It says:
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        @joeg414: It’s an RCL. Most likely relief pitchers and streamers.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @joeg414: Yeah RP and other streamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: How do you have Aaron Judge, Bellinger, Machado and Nelson Cruz and are not first in HRs in our league?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Prolly cuz your in it haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that you in my oven?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I was like a 5 in homers on Friday, had a huge weekend. I had a point in May where my team just sucked. I’m coming Albright, Cram, and Truss….well at least until tonight when my team sucks again.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Ralph Lifshitz: I also owned Pedroia, Justin Turner, and Schwarber for long periods of time. Best add I made in that league was Castellanos on the short schedule day Thursday and then never dropped him.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Best add is dropping Schwarber

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I feel like my team has taken the last few weeks off, need to start turning over guys, methinks, prepare for the waiver wire to start getting players

        • Cram It says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Hey, we all should be coming for Grey! I feel like I have a really strong offense, but the numbers aren’t showing that yet…or ever.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Cram It: Yes, but you and Truss deserve the respect, coming for ALbright, but got to catch you two first.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: And agree on your hitting, was looking at it last week.

              I might have trouble dropping Matt Adams in a week when he starts to suck. Having that issue with Chris Taylor at the moment.

              • Cram It says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: Preesh. Look at the bright side, it’s a lot easier to make those decisions when their names aren’t Kyle Seager and Trevor Story

  54. joeg414 says:
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    Start Shoemaker (home ) vs Yankees on Wednesday ?

  55. Bean Me Blazer says:
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    Is mancini a must-add now that Crush is DL-bound?

  56. crock says:
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    Offered Degrom for my Cargo. Have Stanton, Conforto, Bradley Jr., and Brinson to cover the outfield. Take Degrom?

  57. hankp says:
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    Grey
    Which side do you like better in a limited move 14 team 5×5 ROS: Cruz and Bauer or Odor and Nola? Thanks!

  58. BSA70 says:
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    OK – Let’s get Davis to the DL already – In a perfect world I stash him until Smoak goes poof. My AVG and Ks could handle a break from Davis.
    Fat Albers – Doesn’t matter – Cosby version or a Red Sox retread as a closer – summer of 2017 they’re both dirty old men who’ll burn you.
    Foltynewicz – That was awesome – For a hot minute I was psyched to see Stras struggling – then BOOM!! Folty matched the crap fest. Well – risks are risks for a reason.

  59. SMITTY says:
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    I thought I really struck gold when I pulled a trade off to get schwarber after his slow start in April, it’s looking like the joke is on me now as he’s only starting about half the time now. In a ten team h2h redraft would you drop him for Tom Murphy? If I had enough spots I would love to keep both but with a short bench I refuse to hold 2 catchers. Who do you think has a better second half of the season? Thanks fellas.

  60. Stumanji! says:
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    Drop Healy for Fatt Adams at CI?

  61. killerB says:
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    Abreu for Kyle Seager or Beltre?
    12 team H2H R HR RBI AVG OBP SB
    Leaning Seager due to Beltre’s concerning health. Which one do I target?

  62. Sad Keanu says:
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    Start Peacock today in 10 team H2H?

  63. jon says:
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    I got Peacock vs Texas and Cole vs Rockies today both at home… do I start both or just P-cock

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @jon: just Cole

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @jon: Possibly neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Depends on league, both in 12 team and deeper

    • peacecoast says:
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      @jon: look at Cole’s last 3 starts. I ain’t touching him.

  64. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    12 TM 5×5 H2h

    My Pineda and Giles for Ozuna? Think I should take it?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Pete Incaviglia: likely depends on need. Pineda side in a vacuum, I think.

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @Pete Incaviglia: even if you really need hitting, you should be able to do better than Ozuna

      • Pete Incaviglia says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the input fellas. Here’s the squad. If I can get him to add Betances that change anything?
        C- Weiters
        1b-Reynolds
        2b-Odor
        SS- Turner
        3b- Bryant
        OF-Bellinger
        OF-Trumbo
        OF-Haniger
        Util-Gallo so
        Util-Abreu
        Story
        Villar

        Sp- Carrasco
        Sp- Serevino
        Sp- Manea
        RP-Giles
        Rp-Bush
        P-Johnson (ATL)
        P-Rivero
        P-Joe Ross
        Pineda
        Shoe
        Bedrosian
        Britton
        Salazar

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  65. YC says:
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    Grey- in a keeper (in win-now mode, although I always play to win current year): can trade Thor for Greinke. Any faith in Thor this year vs Greinke keeping it going? Unless Thor is a steady top 5 pitcher post 2017, there’s always other pitchers in keepers. Your thoughts appreciated.

    Thanks

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @YC: if it puts you over the top, do it. Easier to say yes if it’s a root league. In h2h, Thor could come back and kill you in the playoffs.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Curious George Springer: Tough to give up Thor for a guy whose career is trending down (albeit, pitching well currently).

        Depends on Keeper settings, if you can keep Thor for the next 5 years, and you are still in the playoff picture, why downgrade yourself for the playoffs?

        I learned my lesson last year, Greinke isn’t LA Greinke when balls fly out of the desert at a better rate…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @YC: Agree with CGS

  66. Schoolboy P says:
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    Lackey, Faria, or Fiers ROS

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Schoolboy P: in a shallow league, give me Faria.

  67. Big W says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    Catcher question… In a league where I have both Brewers’ catchers (Bandy & Pina)…

    There is a double header today at Cardinals. I assume once catcher will play the early afternoon game and one will play the evening game. Based on this, I have to choose one. Line ups for the early game are out and it looks like Bandy will play first…

    So, Bandy @ Lance Lynn…. or, Pina @ Marco Gonzales?

    I thought I’d never have to pick between them! haha!

    thanks in advance!

    Big W

    • Cram It says:
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      @Big W: This one should really make or break your season. Heh. Pina since he’s hitting better and against a lesser pitcher.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Cram It: Oh man, this one should keep you up at night.

        • Cram It says:
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          @CMUTimmah: Ha. Hey I answered it! The therapy must be working.

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Cram It: the catcher question to end all catcher questions!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: $5 OTI says Pina goes 1/4 with a run and Bandy just 1/4.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2-for-5 with a RBI for Bandy, Pina goes hitless

          • Big W says:
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            @Grey: Thanks friends!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: It’s a bet!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Now I kinda want to grab Bandy to put fantasy where mouth is

              • CMUTimmah says:
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                @Grey: Last time I put fantasy where mouth is I got a zit on my lip…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: I kinda wanted to grab him to hedge my bet.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I actually own Pina in one NL Only league so bet hedged already

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: That’s why you said Bandy.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Totes

  68. My Seven Rizzos says:
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    SON hates Jimmy Nelson’s start @STL today… any thoughts on starting him?

      • My Seven Rizzos says:
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        @Grey: I was afraid you’d say that… *puts hat on, turns and walks into a closed-door*

        • CMUTimmah says:
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          @My Seven Rizzos: I agree, you have to start him until the train wreck. Unfortunately, you’ve signed yourself up for an eventual train wreck. It’s kind of like bull riding. You know you’re eventually going to get thrown from the bull, but it’s exhilarating until you do…

  69. dtbran says:
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    Need to bench 2 today, HT is saying ODB Brinson
    What you think?
    Odor vs Peacock
    Schoop @ CwS
    Jones @ CwS
    Bregman vs TEX
    Owings @ DET
    Thames and Brinson @ STL, brinson in 5 spot
    ODB @ BOS (Price)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman, Schoop

  70. I only use Grey poupon because of Razzball says:
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    12T h2h and I’ve got a bunch of mediocre starters at the end of my staff. Drop Straily, Nola, Guerra, or Wheeler for any of Lugo, Ross, Cobb, Godley or even a ratio RP like Archie? Thanks as always!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily, Nola — Ross, Bradley

  71. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Conveniently, someone dropped Travis Shaw this morning cause they couldn’t deal with him being on the family emergency list. Current bench bats are between Story and Smoak Monster… is this the time I drop Story if it’s for Shaw?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Grey: Was that hold comment you posted to dhouse for me?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        To dhouse

        • William Hung says:
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          @Grey: oh ok – so back to my Q then – should I pick up Shaw over Smoak monster or Story?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nope

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: You talk about Story too much. Either drop him already or stop asking about him!

  72. dhouse42 says:
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    I am in a h2h league with an add limit of 70. I’m so trigger happy with the waiver wire. though -I’ve used up 59 already and I’m freakin’ out. I’m basically at the point where I can’t add anyone for the rest of the season except for injuries. AAHHHH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • dhouse42 says:
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        @Grey: ha!

  73. Bobby says:
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    Is Tom Murphy worth picking up and starting over Y Molina when he gets to the Bigs ? I need HRs and RBIS
    Thanks
    Bob

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  74. Nico says:
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    Sup, Grey?! Two questions.

    1. Is Trumbo just meh at this point?

    2. Do you think McCullers starts Monday when he’s off the DL?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I don’t mind him, if he stays healthy he’ll hit 27+ HRs and be fine 2. I’d guess no, but won’t know until Sunday

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks! SON doesn’t like Samardzija in COL, but he’s been pitching well, so I’m tempted to start him, thoughts? Also, Heyward or Carlos Santana this week? That’s two more questions, my b!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m starting him, but I had to, if I didn’t, I wouldn’t start him — Santana

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: Gotcha. It’s him or Addison Reed w/ McCullers out. I’ll think about it before lineup lock. Thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go Reed

  75. Dill says:
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    Would you do Seung Hwan Oh vs Odor in dynasty ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor side

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: In dynasty, I’m a huge proponent of never keep a closer. I can only think of maybe 5 closers that represented 3-5 year value as a keeper, and most of them are retired.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

  76. Pager24 says:
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    Is Maddon for F-ing real!? Now that Schwarber is broken, it looks like Rizzo is leading off today? Just when you thought we’ve seen everything! hopefully this is just a rest day shake-up to try and jump start the rest of the bats. Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  77. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Fatt Albers for Fiers, usually better in the 2nd half, or Lackey, he is much better than he has thrown so far, or at 38, is he done?, or keep the Fatt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        Fun baseball fact of the day:

        Did you know that Fatt Albers has had 26 save chances in his career and has blown 24. He was 0 fer 22 coming into 2017..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, though I don’t believe he’s had anywhere near that many in the 9th inning… Maybe 3

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey:
            Oh yeah, didn’t think of that, that you can blow a save outside of the ninth inning..Oh well it was still a fun post, not bad for a guy who is still battling a nasty concussion..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He has a concussion?

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Grey:
                LOL, I do!

  78. Benintendo64 says:
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    14 team H2H 5×5 with OPS and QS and k/9 instead of Ks

    Sitting in 10th place. Need some starting pitching and was offered Price for JBJ. Seem fair?
    My other OF are:Mookie, Benin, Desmond, Schwarber, Brinson, marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t want Price

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Not a bad deal considering you can easily shed an OF considering your roster, but I’d aim for someone performing this year over a name like Price.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

        • Benintendo64 says:
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          @CMUTimmah: thanks to you both!

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Benintendo64: Michelle Tanner, take it away:

            “You got it, dude!”

  79. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for todays info!

    Trade time…my Story, Conforto, Carrasco for his Gregorious, Betts, Jimmy Nelson??

    Whatcha think? I would like to get Kluber instead of Nelson but I don’t think he will do that…..suggestions?

    Thanks, have a good one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side, not really close

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: You don’t think he will do it, Grey don’t think he will do it, Ice Cube don’t think he will do it, not even if he puts his back into it.

  80. Not your average Joe says:
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    Rank your top 3 here ROS in a 5×5 redraft:

    Renfroe, Mancini, Valencia, Peralta, DeShields, Adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, Adams, Renfroe, all depend on needs

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Not your average Joe: Yikes…
      You didn’t have a hat to put these names in and pick out?

      Depends on needs.

      Power –
      Valencia/Adams/Renfroe

      Average –
      Valencia/Adams/Peralta

      Speed –
      Deshields/Peralta/Valencia (Valencia is the most accomplished average bat of the bunch)

      I think the odd guy out here is Mancini.

  81. lwomack58 says:
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    Who would you prefer to stream

    Marquez @ Pitt
    Newcomb vs MIA

    Son ranks both on the low minus side
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newcomb, neither are good

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: I would prefer you stream into my mouth than I steam either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ew!

  82. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto keeper – a team in the running has offered me the following (round ref in parenthesis):

    I give Cano (1st), Story (18th), Pineda (6th)

    I get Machado (4th), Odor (5th), Matz (7th)

    I’m worried about Story but his round ref is nicey nice so that could be clouding my judgement.

    Which side do you like?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: I think it’s a matter of time before Machado explodes but do you like Odor’s chances of turning things around more than Story’s?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Jimmy Jack James says:
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            @Grey: Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Any time

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Jimmy Jack James: Machado side.

      Think about it. You get a first, a 6th, Machado, Odor and Matz and you trade your 4th, 5th, and 7th pick, an aging Cano, a questionable story, and Pineda who has been off and on…

      Matz at 7 isn’t deal, but Machado at 4 makes up for it, IMO.

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @CMUTimmah: Thank you – you make a compelling argument, appreciate the feedback!

  83. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey.. I used up 3-4 of my WW picks and Chris Davis is hurt. I was just gonna pickup Rivera as my closer cause i dropped my other. Would you rather go the week with one less batter or closer? 10 team mixed points.. Maybin is out there or Holliday or Alanso.. We get 2 points for steals. Thnx

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Depends on the closer. If it’s a guy that is steady, closer all day, but assuming your grabbing from the wire in a points league, I’d rather roll with a shmotato like Maybin with 2 points per steal.

      Alonzo has falling off a bit, Holiday Road is coming to a dead end. Maybin the best option of the three, IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thnx guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Np

  84. Jermaine says:
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    I need your advice on a trade offer. I was offered Carlos Martinez, Anthony Rendon and Justin Upton for Chris Sale in a 14 team league, H2H, Keeper. Would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent if you need bats

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: How many can you keep and for how long? I love this deal if it’s keep forever and more than keep 3.. Especially in a 14 team league.

        Sale would be tough to pry away in any league, but this might do it if I was you. Martinez was throwing gas in the 9th inning the other night. That guy has a young Verlander arm. I think he represents a smaller downgrade than the other two will upgrade your offense.

  85. enrique says:
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    In a 14-team redraft roto league with a thin bench (4 spots) and just one DL slot, I still need to hold onto both McCullers and Villar, correct?

    McCullers injury (or should I write McCullers “injury”?) + holding onto Maeda for when he returns to the rotation leaves me needing at least one SP. Are any of the kids (Faria, Newcomb, Alex Meyer) worth rostering? Or am I better off with someone like Teheran, Sonny Gray, McCarthy, or (heaven help me) Wacha? Or should I just lean on the SoN?

    I’ve got space for either one SP or two if I drop Maeda.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would hold… maeda’s likely droppable for streamer

  86. Hank says:
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    was just offered stroman for haniger in a 6×6 obp keeper league. Stroman is $11. Haniger is $2.

    Any thoughts on that deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair if you need SP

  87. tank1 says:
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    Deal Reynolds/Carrasco for either Darvish or Strasburg? Alternatively, I could also offer Abreu/Carrasco. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Darvish, you are paying tho

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Abreu > Reynolds.

        That log jam in the Colorado OF is going to put Reynolds on the bench a couple times a week, IMO. Although, the way Story is going, they could play Desmond at SS. Abreu is the less risky of the two though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  88. Big Ballers says:
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    C-Dick or Duvall ROS in obp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  89. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Peraza
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, JBJ
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
    (6) Bench: Owings, Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, Nova
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Ray, Lynn, Shoemaker
    (6) Bench: J. Ross, J. Garcia, Meyer, Blach

    (2) DL: McCullers, Walker

    Is it a no brainer to trade any combo of 2 or 3 of my JBJ, Haniger and/or Owings for Cruz or Myers?

    If not, which 2 or 3 should I offer up for Myers or Cruz? I know the other team was thinking about JBJ and Owings for Myers because they’re hurting at 2nd and SS …

    Sorry for all the random trade questions Grey, but you’re the King Koopa of fantasy baseball and have helped me win multiple leagues over the past few years! Can’t say thanks enough!

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @ebudz: To be fair, King Koopa wasn’t a very good boss. He was easy to just run underneath, and always had the ground come out from under him. Besides, Koopa didn’t have a mustache. If anything, Grey is Mario.

      In that case, Odor is definitely one of those killer plants. It makes sense, they stink because they live in the sewer and they bite Grey in the ass.

      • ebudz says:
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        @CMUTimmah: Bahahaha Touché!

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @CMUTimmah: PS – in a 10 team league, I don’t think two fringe OFs is going to get you a top 10 OF so Cruz is going to be a hard pull. Myers on the other hand, you might be able to put a package together for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is a no brainer, Cruz first

  90. Whirlaway says:
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    Grey, shallow standard 12 team h2h league with OBP, SLG, start 9 on Offense.

    need 3 OF:

    trumbo
    cutch
    gardner
    hicks
    schebler
    souza
    maybin

    2nd, drop odor in this league for any of:

    pirela
    hernan
    harrison
    merrifield

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo, Hicks, Schebler — no

  91. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team Redraft H2H

    an injured Trout for Didi Gregorius and Yu Darvish. which side?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: If you’re in the running today, in any league, and they are fighting for a playoff spot, I’d be trying to pry Trout from whoever has him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but Darvish is paying, Didi’s obviously whatever

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Grey: Agree, I’m just saying, if you’re in the top 3, and comfortably in a playoff spot, Trout can win you the league in a couple months (at worst). If you’re on the fringe now, you don’t weaken your team to get Trout and risk getting euchured with the right bower in your hand…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, don’t disagree..Darvish could also be shut down early

  92. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a vacuum (help, I’m struck!), would you take Fulmer over Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I wouldn’t

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Luke says:
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    Would you drop Mallex Smith, Maybin or Domingo to grab Didi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  94. hankp says:
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    Grey – Cutch or Odor ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  95. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    God please no Maddon, don’t start hitting Rizzo lead off for two months. You know it’s happening right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh totes!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: If he sticks with this for a couple of weeks, I’m hoping those additional ABs will lead to more homers… Hope Maddon shifts Rizzo to 2B 2 more times too…

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @William Hung: Perhaps, or it means he hits lots of solo homers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And less RBIs

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Best case scenario – this sparks the Cubs offense and they become like the Astros and Rizzo becomes George Springer… Springer’s RBI totals aren’t too shabby

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, guess we’ll see

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: Rizzo leadoff HR – RoS – 25 HRs with 40 RBIs…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: Right. And maybe he’ll steal all the bases! Hope mode.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Cram It: well he has the homer, so just the legs part now

  96. peacecoast says:
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    lol Rizzo batting lead off tonight. Gotta love Maddon. Although admittedly this makes WAY more sense than Schwarber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: 2 more appearances and he’s yahoo eligible at 2B though… so a lead-off 2B is better than a lead-off 1B, no? haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  97. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Added Woodruff in my H2H points league at 10:30, and he’s scratched by 2! AHHHHHHH FMFBL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, quad or something. Might have been a hamstring.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He needs to tone down his promoted to majors celebrations

  98. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dynasty 20 team h2h where i’m TEX and need 9 minimum TEX guys. trying to land odor
    C avila (about to be a streamer if he’s benched 4th game in a row)
    1B desmond (LF/CF)
    2B happ (CF)
    SS andrus
    3B beltre
    LF mazouza (RF)
    CF blackman
    RF stanton
    util brinson (CF)
    BN forsythe (2B/3B), choo (RF), gallo (1B/3B)
    DL dahl (LF/CF)
    NA mejia/z.collins/w.calhoun/adames (TB)/e.jimenez
    SP (6 max) farmer/darvish/archer/cobb/hahn/edinson
    RP (7 slots) phelps/leclerc/law/giles/fields/kela/hoover
    DL morton/andriese/diekman
    NA y.mendez (TEX)/urias/barrett (ARI)

    odor owner is interested in happ but not straight up. other than draft picks (which due to all these prospects i doubt i use any of them) is happ + calhoun fair or too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Odor

  99. Bigger Ballers says:
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    1. How would you rank Max, Yu, McCullers?

    2. And would you trade Xander for any of those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. You did 2. Yes

  100. Your Mom says:
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    Have to ask again…are we dropping Odor yet in 12 Team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Your Mom says:
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        @Grey: Just need a shoulder…three of my top five picks..Cabrera, Odor, Bautista

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How was Bautista a top five pick?

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Guess he drafted Bautista in the 5th round – 60th overall pick?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I had him ranked around 110 overall, so that shizz ain’t on me… Can give me Odor tho

              • Your Mom says:
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                @Grey:
                Keeper league. We keep 4. Had pitching. Didn’t make me happy.

  101. OaktownSteve says:
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    On this date last year Hanley Ramirez had 4 home runs. Finished the season with 30. He’s got 9 right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, he’ll wake…

  102. Michael McCandless says:
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    Grey how dare your website produce so much great content that I had to scroll down through like 5 articles to find the daily write up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My b!

  103. William Hung says:
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    Cespedes in the lineup batting 3rd – odds that he makes it through all 9 innings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4 to 1

  104. OaktownSteve says:
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    You do a double take when you hear Alonso is leading the AL 1st base all star balloting until you really take a look. Who’s been better? To make it even stranger, second best has probably been Justin Smoak.

    Meanwhile in the NL is loaded with 1st basemen. Weird.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak’s been better for fantasy, but I’d vote Yonder just to mess with people

  105. Stream Weaver says:
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    Cabrera to the DL Rosario remains in AAA. Call up not looking likely anytime soon…sad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very sad

  106. Don Bropre says:
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    Is Pham an everyday guy? Think he’ll stick? Hitting in the 3-hole right now. Like him more than JBJ, Brinson, or Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitting is a stretch, hold

      • Don Bropre says:
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        @Grey: thought I typed an ‘s’ to start that sentence.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          S’nope

  107. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added and net steals over steals. h2h 10 team
    C avila
    1B miggy
    2B pinder
    3B mostsuckass
    CI headley
    MI
    OF (4) mancini/rhodney dangerfield/delino/trumbo
    util (1) zimmer
    BN chisenhall (surprisingly awesome this year)/cargo 2
    DL segura/miller
    NA fisher
    earlier you mentioned cargo 2 when healthy and zimmer were best options to trade for MI help. later when segura’s back miller could play CI.
    1. gaviglio or paulino or gausman?
    2. what’s best order (and leave out names you wouldn’t trade cargo 2 or zimmer for) of these to trade for: merrifield, motter, iglesias, rutledge, d.robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Blech, who do you want? Gausman? 2. Merrifield

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: yeah and i left out the more obvious awful SP too, bergman and gibson are owned in this league for reference as to how deep it is. i also have correa at SS.

  108. Jw says:
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    Story just got dropped in my 10 team league – worth adding with the hope he turns things around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  109. Trey says:
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    EE (3 vsLAD, [email protected] MIN) or
    Yonder ([email protected], 4 vs NYY)?

    Best bet this week in H2H points? EE faces Kershaw and Rich Hill but garbage arms in MIN. Yonder gets 2 Matlins but the tough Yanks at O.co.

    • Trey says:
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      Both hitting .350 in June so far also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  110. bobbo says:
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    Hey Grey, would you give up A Reed + S Casilla for Cueto + Robertson?

    I have Jansen, Bush, and Neris as my other closers and could pick up a speculative Kahnle in case CWS gets frisky.

    (10 team roto)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  111. AdamH says:
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    Thinking of trading Odor and another piece for an upgrade somewhere. 12 team, 5 keeper H2H:

    C – Wieters (Murphy on DL)
    1B – Zimmerman
    2B – Altuve
    SS – Didi
    3B – Rendon
    OF – Odubel, Schebler, Gardner
    Util/Bench – Odor, T Frazier, Gallo, Polanco

    SP – McCullers, Arrieta, Duffy, Samardjzia, Guerra, Fiers, Morton, Farmer (streaming)
    RP – Betances, A Miller

    I just pulled off a series of trades to acquire Altuve and scrap pieces. I know I need saves. Just gave Glover and Casilla in those deals. Should I try get saves and or SP? Or should I try and trade Odor and Rendon for a better OF?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need pitching more than OF

  112. bobbo says:
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    Thanks for the earlier advice on the trade Grey, you really are a saint. Or a sinner. Or a sinner and a saint, who knows. Can you rank ROS (6×6 BB as the 6th off cat):

    Jose Ramirez, DJ LeMathieu, Kipnis

    Hicks, Haniger, Brinson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram, DJ…. Hicks, Haniger

  113. TomToms says:
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    I’m in a 11 team total points league.
    Someone just dropped Khris Davis after a trade was done.
    Which player should I drop to pickup Khris Davis?

    David Peralta
    Adam Jones
    Andrew McCutchen
    Kole Calhoun
    Bradley Zimmer

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

      • TomToms says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!! You’re the best!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you for noticing!

  114. Dommattingly says:
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    Souza or Brantley ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  115. daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    ROS who would you want. Or would you ride a hot streak of someone below
    Cozart, Drury, Kendrick, Solarte
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  116. KTF says:
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    If Chris Davis hits the DL (looking likely), is he droppable in a 12-team roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  117. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG

    So until I consolidate some bench bats, I need to decide which 2 guys get benched tonight?

    Abreu vs. BAL (Asher) (38.2)
    Haniger @MIN (Gibson) (29.6)
    JBJ vs. PHI (Lively) (27.8)
    Owings @DET (Farmer( (12.1)
    Encarnacion vs. LAD (Kershaw) (6.1)
    Peraza @SD (Richard) (4.0)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin, Peraza

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  118. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG

    Scratch that last comment! Not sure why I let Odor off the hook there… I need to decide which 2 guys get benched tonight?

    Abreu vs. BAL (Asher) (38.2)
    Haniger @MIN (Gibson) (29.6)
    JBJ vs. PHI (Lively) (27.8)
    Owings @DET (Farmer( (12.1)
    Odor @HOU (Peacock) (11.1)
    Encarnacion vs. LAD (Kershaw) (6.1)
    Peraza @SD (Richard) (4.0)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @ebudz:

      Odor does have some really good career numbers against Peacock fwiw

  119. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team obp h2h limited moves

    1) Just lost Villar to the DL so I traded Carlos Santana for Odor and then picked up Alonso. Good move?

    2) top 2 pick ups: Tanaka, Harvey, C Anderson, Wainwright, Shoemaker, J Ross, Happ, Wheeler, J Montgomery, Biagini, Lugo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds solid 2. Anderson, Biagni

  120. Mplax28 says:
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    Price for my Story and Verlander? Hold or let it go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  121. Q says:
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    12 Team H2H. OBP & SLG, Net SB, no AVG

    Would you trade away Sano to get Odor? Moustakas would replace Sano. Lost Villar and Travis and I’m down to Motter at 2b

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  122. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto (QS instead of W):

    Cespedes/Godley for Pineda/Altherr

    Which side would you take?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  123. Alex says:
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    I went with Moreland over Haniger this week–regretted it yesterday, but Moreland hit me a homer today.

    I’m pretty much looking for all around offense while my team is banged up (Trout, Segura, Braun).

    Should I roll with Moreland, or are any of these must adds? Didi, Peralta, Haniger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t you go day by day?

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Sure, I guess I don’t often think day to day from an offensive perspective.

  124. William Hung says:
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    Peacock got shafted in that last inning with that failed double play by Correa and then 2 would be strikes being called balls against Choo… but those are the breaks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

  125. 3up3down says:
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    Odor!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODOR!

  126. William Hung says:
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    here comes Story with 2 straight games with an RBI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s an early Xmas miracle!

  127. dtbran says:
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    And here come the Odor and Bellinger questions in 3 , 2 …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  128. Smoooth Jimmy says:
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    With two kids under 4 running around getting hurt constantly there is jus no time to get caught up, but thankfully I have you! Huge fan of your content.
    Machado, odor, bregman, Stanton, marte, are my 5 keepers, this year is tough but love the future.
    Are you sold on bregs?

    Should I trade machado for betts?
    I’m leanin hard jus not sure if its the smoooth Canadian whisky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I am sold on Bregs, I would take Betts as well

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: someone gave up on Bregs in my 10-teamer #shallowleagueproblems

        Story is already filling the role of underachieving bat I need to put on my bench

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, gotcha

  129. josh says:
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    Too many bats in 10 tm ill be happy w 2 on bench and late season hopefully 1, i had to grab Brinson so do I keep him which first 2 you would drop? xander at SS altuve at 2b other OF im assume holding bellinger conforto gardner myers

    Story, Brinson, Polanco, Marte(yes ive held him this long!) kipnis I’m still in 4th doing fine.

    Trying to make a trade but at this point no luck. looking for 2 for 1 ideas, no one wants story polanco 10tmers suck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson, Gardner

      • josh says:
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        @Grey: I considered gardner becasue we know his past but he has been solid for me, so your thinking gardner and brinson and really either i take upside or go with the vet, thanks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • josh says:
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      @josh: first two you would drop from that middle group or whoever else if you see otherwise?

  130. John Lettiere says:
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    Grey is Brinson a must add in a 10 team league? OPS added

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  131. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Oooweee! You smelling that odor!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah!

  132. 3up3down says:
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    Odor!!!! Totally have redeemed yourself

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, in one game

      • 3up3down says:
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        @Grey: ok I’ll start with little victories… got excited

        • 3up3down says:
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          @3up3down: good sign is he’s going the other way and hitting it where it’s pitched.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Agreed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better than opposite!

  133. Q says:
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    12 Tm H2H. OBP & Slg, no average

    Hernan Perez or Kepler?

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez, depends on needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, in SLG league, I’d go Kepler

  134. William Hung says:
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    just when you thought Betts was going to go on a run he slaps you with an 0-6 and counting…

  135. JC says:
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    This Rizzo at 2B thing is something fun to plan for. Here is my squad in a 12 teamer, ten hitting categories. My team does not have a ton of HRs but I win doubles, triples, walks and Ks quite often. Hoping Pujols can get going to help with power. I think Lowrie might be my weakest guy so I could add a corner or OF when Rizzo gets two more 2Bs. Or an arm?

    c – Realmuto
    CI – Rizzo, Lamb, Seager
    MI – Lowrie, Owings, Harrison, Marwin
    OF – Conforto, Schebler, Maybin, Dyson, Melky,
    Util: Pujols
    DL: Freeman
    SPs – Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Severino, Miranda (streamer spot)
    RPs – Holland, Melancon, Maurer, J Smith

    Best on the wire:
    Holliday (power a plus but Ks are ridiculous), Morrison (see Holliday), Valencia, Adams, Rosario, Kendricks. SPs are Faria, McCarthy, Godley, Biagni. RPs would be Rosenthal, Vizcaino (holds league).

    What to do??

  136. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    in NL only with QS over wins harvey/kuhl/lackey or just stream it.

  137. Oppo taco says:
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    Schwarb or DJL who would you prefer ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJL

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