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Happy Father’s Day to all but five of our readers.  I am not a father, but I have a dog I ignore most of the time, then play catch with after my wife tells me to, so, technically, I am a father too.  For Father’s Day, I went to see the Tupac movie, and to misquote him, “Back for a check, all respect to those who broke their neck to keep this movie in check, cause oh they made some mistakes with this movie majorly, damn, why does Jada keep paging me?”  I should’ve taken Cougs to see Wonder Woman, but I was afraid it would empower her.  One last note on Pop’s Day, MLB has pink bats for Mother’s Day, so they should have penis-shaped bats for Father’s Day.  Yesterday, Jimmy Nelson looked like he should be getting dogged by Jada Pinkett for keeping it too real — 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.39.   His peripherals are right there to match — 9 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 3.52 xFIP with the velocity to back it up, and, if you throw out April, his ERA would be near 2.50 with an xFIP to match.  The major change — excuse me, not change — the curve is his major key.  Hat tip to Lance and his Jimmy Nelson fantasy.  The crux of that is you should own Nelson and stop cruxifying him, and the crux of this is I don’t know how to spell crucify.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Manny Pina – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  “If you like Manny Pina, and getting caught in the rain… If you’re not into YoGa, and Lorenzo Cain…” I sung that aloud and my dog started howling like it had a splinter in its paw.  Not cool, Ted!

Manuel Margot – Ready for his rehab assignment.  He should show up in a giant Ikea manual folded into a car with an M & R painted on the doors, so people say, “Look at that Manuel M-ar-go.”

Dinelson Lamet – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 7.50.  I did a legit cackle when I saw his ERA.  His ERA is so banged up he should call himself LaMets.

Madison Bumgarner – Threw 40 pitches during a simulated game.  Good news if you own him.  Great news if you managed to get him in a league where simulated games count.

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in the Coors series.  We’ll see if BC is more BC when he goes AC.  AC is After Coors, not Atlantic City or Anthony Clark.

Trevor Story – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer this weekend.  So, what you’re saying, if I understand correctly, Trevor Story didn’t retire in March?

Nolan Arenado – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 15th homer, as he hit for the cycle with the walk-off homer.  Melancon is on for the save, and Arenado isn’t up for, like, five batters, so I think I’m safe bringing out my origami zoo to play with–NOOOOOOOOO!!!  Torenado cyclone!!!

James Shields – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.42, as he was activated from his first ever DL stint.  “Your Shields are not strong enough to protect you,”  says 2017’s Disabled List.

Russell Martin – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .225.  On one hand, he’s not good.  On the other hand, there’s only two good catchers in the majors.  On a third hand, that is a mitten filled with tissue paper, if a catcher is hitting, then he’s worth owning.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .257.  Morales has become the utility man’s Kyle Seager.  Hits .260, give or take five points, 25 homers, give or take two homers, and 90 RBIs, give or take ten RBIs.  Like clockwork, if there was a clock that measured HRs, RBIs and average.

J.A. Happ – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.26, but 2nd start in a row that was solid.  After his last start, I told people to grab him.  Second verse, same as the first.

Mike Trout – Resumed swinging a bat.  The bat he swung was delivered to him by a family of unicorns and it was magical.  Nothing else would do for Trout.

Alex Meyer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.52.  Fun Fact!  The Tootsie Roll Pop owl’s real name is Alex, but it’s spelled Alicks.  Less fun fact, I told you to Buy him on Friday, because the Stream-o-Nator loves itself some Angels starters at home, except it didn’t really love Jesus Christopher Ramirez (3 IP, 5 ER), and, boy, it burned me yesterday not listening.

Matt Shoemaker – Out with forearm tightness.  Hard to say if this is real forearm tightness, which means his career is over, or this is forearm tightness that sends him to the DL for one start.  Like a fireman, I’ll go for the latter.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-3, 1 RBI and his 11th and 12th steal, hitting .278.  On our Player Rater, Andrelton has moved into the top 100 overall, and above Lindor and about as valuable as Bogaerts.  Yup.

Adam Wainwright – 1 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  “When a stream in fantasy baseball takes a deadly turn,” walking into frame is Keith Morrison from Dateline.  “Hello, I’m Keith Morrison, and I’m here to talk about a bucolic stream in the midst of an otherwise calm weekend of baseball.”

Lance Lynn – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 3.33.  The Regression Fairies have a rainbow romper, they spent time with their dad yesterday who is an older, unrelated man who lives in their building they call Dad, and they will defecate on your pitchers’ ratios.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4 and two homers (5, 6), hitting .250.  Piscotty knows Ubaldo!  Piscotty knows Ubaldo!

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and his 4th straight game with a home run.  Between Matt Davidson and Dexter Fowler, who needs Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Gonzalez?!  *one sad man raises his hand*  Um, I do.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s so overdue for a hot streak he’s going to give birth to a 18-pound power binge.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and his 3rd homer this week.  The tie-in Fox is doing with Welington and Hell’s Kitchen is crazy.  Can’t wait for Altuve/shrimp francese week.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer, and, like, 37th homer in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Masahiro Tanaka – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.34.  They’ve even stopped watching Tanaka in Japan, except for in the Roppongi district at an S&M bar called, “Benihaha You Suck.”

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .330.  Speaking of which (not really), Notorious B.I.G. in the Tupac movie was laughably bad.  Biggie showed up at the hospital to see how Tupac was doing because they were friends, and Tupac saw heavily medicated flashes of Biggie trying to kill him, so Tupac started hating him.  You only think I’m joking.

Aroldis Chapman – 1 IP, 0 ER as he was activated from the DL.  Those rejoicing he’s back on the field:  his owners and women he may have tied up to a bedpost if he had nothing else to do.

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save and 2nd save in as many games, ERA at 2.31.  After the game, Doolittle said, “I’ll do anything to help the A’s win,” which then got immediately beamed to other clubs looking for closers.  Casilla might’ve been unavailable after taking a foul in the dugout, or Doolittle might be in a committee with him to raise his trade value.

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  This is mildly amusing to me — Maedaly amusing?  Besides Kershaw and Kenley, the Dodgers have 18 pitchers who can throw between 3 and 5 innings.

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Three homers?  Not bad…for seven innings of Scooter Gennett!

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Or four innings of Scooter Gennett.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Or 18 innings of Scooter Gennett.  Okay, done with that now.

Lance McCullers – Resumed throwing this weekend.  So many sexy people resuming stuff makes me want to sign up for LinkedIn and resume something myself.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .282.  On our Player Rater, he’s just about at the top 20 overall, by Miguel Sano and Elvis Andrus.  Okay. so it’s been a weird year so far.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homers.   Or nine innings of Scooter.  All right, really done now!

Adam Duvall – 2-for-4, and his 16th homer, hitting .275.  We’re now 69 games into the season — rawr! — and I can’t wait for the 82nd game.  Know why?  Easy prorating!

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  When you hear his last name, do you also think of a country bumpkin on America’s Next Top Model talking about a soiree, but she says instead, “Tyra’s gonna throw us a Suarez?”  No?  Hmm, maybe it’s just me.

Zack Godley – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks on Saturday, ERA at 2.34.  Godley earned his rest yesterday.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .324.  Au Shizz!

Chris Owings – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .292.  Please let him get to 17 HRs while hitting .280.  It’s a prayer for Owings, and I mean it.

Jerad Eickhoff – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.81.  Real question:  does any starter who was in a rotation to start the year have an ERA under 4?

Ben Lively – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.33, which comes after a Quality Start in Fenway.  I guess what I’m saying is I benched him incorrectly in my weekly league instead of Samardzija in Coors and now I will start Lively and it will all go to hell.

Aaron Altherr – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer, three homers in the last week, while hitting under .200.  Power, speed or average — it’s an Altherr or game.

Seth Lugo – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  Ugle is the noun form of ugly, and you can’t spell Seth Lugo without ugle, which is what his peripherals are.  That all totally tracked.

Jacob deGrom – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.94, and he pitchslapped Joe Ross.  Back-to-back dazzlers from deGrom, and I just gave you my deGrom fantasy last week after his first dazzler.

T.J. Rivera – 4-for-4, 1 run.  These were his first hits in days, so saying schmotato might be premature, and no one wants a premature schmotatulation.

Enny Romero – Recorded his 2nd save on Saturday.  The Nationals’ closer shituation is as follows:  if a pitcher gets a save, he becomes the closer until they trade for someone.  It can also be illustrated by this visualization:  Dusty scratches his head with his toothpick, lifts his arm to the bullpen, everyone in the bullpen looks at each other, someone rolls a ball to the bullpen mound and the first reliever brave enough to pick up said ball is the closer.

Trea Turner – 1-for-3 and four steals (22, 23, 24, 25, 26).  Wait that’s five, okay, scratch out the 22; I don’t want to rewrite this entire post on my Smith-Corona.

Joe Ross – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.98.  About as meh as a start can be, or if you’re reading at UMass, Mehcus Canby.  The Stream-o-Nator does like his next start, and I could see a stream.

Jose Urena – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.64 vs. Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  This was a matchup billed as, “Why the hell do I have Verlander on my team when these two schmohawks are on waivers in my league?”

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and 18th homer, hitting .324.  OZUNA loving this breakout.  OZUNA previously only played Super Breakout on Atari 2600.

Jaime Garcia – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.59.  The Stream-o-Nator had this game as a negative for Garcia, but I owned him for three solid starts in a row and…Ugh, like Baby Jessica, I went to the well one too many times.

Felix Hernandez – Will return on Friday.  If he comes back with 2009 Felix, then I care.

Jean Segura – Will begin a rehab assignment in Tacoma today.  Fun fact!  People from Tacoma are known as Tacomatose.  “For the best hiking, follow the smell of rotten eggs, it’s enough to awaken the most Tacomatose people.”

Danny Valencia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and hitting about one-something over the last week, so maybe this is the start of something, but something could be nothing.  The preceding sentence was written by someone too lazy to Google synonyms for something.

Yu Darvish – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.35.  Like you always wanted your dad to say, I still believe in Yu.

Edwin Encarnacion – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer.   Get your hands in!  The Buy Low Window is shutting!

Jacob Faria – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.37 thru three starts.  To use his opponents name to express astonishment, holy buckin Buck Farmer, you’ve got to be buckin kidding me?  I’d grab Faria in every league until further notice.  Yes, even that league.  Yes, yours too.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homer.  The funniest thing that’s not funny, people are still asking me if they should pick up Morrison.  Back to you, I ask, why should you not pick him up?

Steven Souza – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .265.  I drafted Souza in one league, and haven’t dropped him all year (it’s a mixed league, so it means a bit more).  When Souza’s been on the field, he’s been more than worth owning.  Even more than Chris Owings, for what what is worth.

Ivan Nova – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.91.  Real talk:  Nova or Arrieta?  Is it even close?

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Not a great start for your fantasy team, but he just beat cancer!  Put your shizz into perspective!

Kris Bryant – Sat out two days this weekend because he’s struggling.  Most people, “No one, and I mean no one, would bench Kris Bryant two days in a weekend due to struggling.”  Joe Maddon, “Hold my craft beer!”

Jake Arrieta – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.64.  Real talk, Part 2:  is Arrieta ownable in shallow leagues?

John Lackey – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.98.  This was a start I like to call, “How good your fantasy team would look if Lackey pitched solidly more than once a month.”

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  *Googles how many homers Rickey Henderson had from the leadoff spot in his career to see if Rizzo can challenge him*

Ian Happ – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .223.  Which is good, great, adjective, but Cody Bellinger hit eight homers in one game, so Happ can eat the D.

Willson Contreras – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs.  You see what happened at the Cubs game yesterday, right?  Joe Maddon painted himself into a logic corner.  Here’s how it played out.  Joe Maddon’s internal monologue, “Woo-ee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly…Okay, I need to make the lineup card.  Hmm, I have to bench Bryant, and Rizzo’s my leadoff hitter, so who do I bat third?  I’d totally bat Zobrist third, even though he’s been terrible this year, but he’s injured.  I could put Tommy La Stella third, but I’d might finally get committed.  Maybe Heyward…But he’s more of a nine hole hitter, so I’ll have to bat Heyward cleanup.  I know!  I’ll bat Contreras third!  Perfect!  I don’t care what they say about us anyway, I don’t care bout that!”

   
  1. Al Koholic says:
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    Thanks for all the great work boss

  2. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Brother Grey, great read as always. I take it the Tupac movie is no where near the greatness of Straight Outta Compton per the 50 Cent remarks paired with yours. Probably will wait til Netflix has it in a few years.

    Who do you like better ROS?

    1. Franco vs. Bregman
    2. Conforto vs Duvall
    3. Chris Owings vs. Story
    4. Puig vs. Carlos Gomez (is he schmotatoing or is this recent outburst off the DL legit?)
    5. Haniger vs Mazara

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: I wouldn’t rush to see it in the theaters… 1. Maikel 2. Duvall, prolly even 3. Story 4. Puig 5. Haniger

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! *Just like that* I can see through the forest in the trees.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Would you stream Peacock tonight on the road vs OAK? Saw he was listed in this week’s 2 start SP write up, but SON is “meh” on him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would, but it’s risky

          • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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            @Grey: Pitching in all 4 of my leagues is pretty tough to come by, I’m gonna roll him out there and pray for the best. At least I have the rest of the week to catch up if he blows it.

            Trade question: 10 team H2H points league which side Owings/Bregman for Trevor Story? Log jammed at OF, MI, and CI and trying to consolidate bats to add another streamer/batty call slot.

            Thanks as always.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Story

  3. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Ian Happ: For an mi play, would you rather own Happ more or less the rest of the way than say….Cozart?

  4. TheConsigliere says:
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    In a 12 team H2H points league, there is no -1 for strikeouts, everything else basically standard ESPN.

    Looking to do a straight swap – one of my OFs for his Odor. Which of the following players are acceptable to give up?

    Fowler, Calhoun, Bautista, Yelich, Trumbo, Haniger

    I am thinking Fowler (or would also happily give Calhoun or Haniger), but don’t want to give Bautista, Yelich or Trumbo.

    • TheConsigliere says:
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      @TheConsigliere:

      Pulled the trigger on the deal. My Fowler for his Odor. How’d I do?

  5. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey.. Would you grab Matt Adams, Mancini< Matt Davidson or Lorenzo Cain? Points mixed.. Thnx.. Oh i need a closer. Edwin Diaz is on my WW or Doolitle or Romero?

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      Sorry not closers i don’t need one… can you give me the batters i asked in order please? I need more then one. Thnx

    • bigbear says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Think I’d go with Mancini and Cain. They’re all about the same, but Cain has less power/more speed. Depends on need with him. The ball’s been jumping in Baltimore the last few games. And Mancini’s going to play at least while Davis is out.

  6. Lucas says:
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    Wonderful write-up Grey!

    Doolittle over Romero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucas: Thanks! Yeah, I’d go Doolittle

  7. mikestatic says:
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    Hey Grey, gotta activate McCullers from the DL. Who do you drop of A Diaz, Russell, Solarte or Bud Norris? I do have Bedrosian as the handcuff for Norris and have 3 other closers (Giles, Knebel, Rivero) so I dont even really need a 4th closer. 12 team standard H2H 5×5 Weekly Keep 6 forever. Also is Dahl worth a DL Stash? I have the space, but it seems like hes not gonna be around for a while. Great stuff, thanks!

      • Mikestatic says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you drop Diaz for Ian happ or hold? Happ is 2b eligible in my league, settings above. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  8. CrazyJ says:
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    Is it really Judy Happ? Ay-oh let’s go!

    So, I just streamed out Nelson for Leake. 10 team H2H and my staff is Scherzer, Bumgarner, Carrasco, Vargas, Hendricks, Maeda, Hill.

    Lackey is available on waivers.

    So Nelson, Lackey, or Leake worth holding onto longer than a week here for anyone?

  9. Jvillan says:
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    Thames and Verlander for Kershaw
    I’ve got Ian desmond, bour, Jose Abreu at 1st my pitching got decimated by injuries

  10. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, I’m in a weekly H2H league (POINTS LEAGUE) and I have Mike Montgomery on my team. He will most likely have 2 starts this week (vs. SD, @MIA). Would you start him over any of these 1-start guys?

    J. Nelson @ATL
    Nova @MIL
    Samardzija @ATL
    Taillon @STL
    DeGrom @SF

    Thank you!

  11. sava21887 says:
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    12 team dynasty OBP, TBs

    Lucroy or grandal

    Going to try and trade one for a small upgrade, someone dropped lucroy and both have been boring to own all year

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @sava21887: Catchers are all boring dude. But yeah claim Lucroy and then see if you can shop him, Grandal is better in a OBP league.

  12. Great Bambino says:
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    start Francisco Liriano @ Texas Rangers and @ KC Royals this week?

    Yay or Nay?

    Thanks!

  13. Swfcdan says:
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    Fatt (Albers) or Enny for saves hawking?

  14. enrique says:
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    A John Irving shoutout! Love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @enrique: The Cider House Rulez, as the millennials say

  15. Big Papi says:
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    Time to cut bait with Polanco and give Mancini a shot? Drafted Polanco late in 4th round of 12 team league and returns have been dismal.

  16. Bean Me Blazer says:
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    Need MI power. Happ or Kipnis in 5×5 12 team roto? I know the latter is a better baseball player but Happ’s ISO is niceee

  17. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    got a trade offer of my salazar for boss tanaka in AL only redraft with QS over wins. worried tanaka is finally dealing with the effects of not getting his arm fixed 3 or however many years ago.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: sure, but which would you have ahead of the other?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salazar b/c he’s not throwing in the majors and killing you in every start

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: ah, ok. this is now who i have and it’s a h2h with minimum 35 innings per week
            SP hahn/peacock/quintana/strahm/meyer/gausman
            RP kahnle/barnes (BOS)/giles/j.wilson
            DL shoemaker/salazar/duffy
            and i have segura in active starting slot due to the pitchers eating up the DL slots. i do have room to grab morton (sounds back shortly) right now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Morton over Duffy

              • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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                @Grey: with farmer going down and delino being demoted to bench role (which i had missed happening when i started trying to trade chapman and gomez for j.zimm and semien) i had room to just add morton without having to drop anybody, now i’ll turn gausman’s spot into streamer spot. my hitters now look like
                C avila
                1B miggy
                2B segura (is back in 2-3 days now sounds like)
                3B mostsuckass
                SS correa
                MI pinder (but he’ll lose his job when semien’s back, part of why i’m trying to trade for semien)
                CI mancini
                OF (4) gomez/chisenhall/k.davis/trumbo
                util (1) zimmer
                BN fisher/chapman
                would i be better off doing
                1. gomez + chapman for semien + j-zimm
                or
                2. zimmer (opp likes gomez better than zimmer) + chapman for just semien

                • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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                  @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: it’s possible in the gomez instance i’d be better holding off till we see just what happens to fisher when reddick comes back (assuming that doesn’t take a really long time)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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  18. eric says:
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    Rank order 5×5 ROS: McCann, Zunino, Realmuto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Real, Zunino

  19. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great stuff!

    Dealing with a roster crunch and need to drop one of the below pitchers.

    Which guy below gets the Axe? (That phrase was always a reference to body spray, right?)

    A. Ryu (leaning towards cutting him but SON loves his start at home against COL…I’m not so sure). Leaning to cutting him, but don’t love the idea.

    B. Fiers (but on a really nice run, and gets @OAK next pass)

    C. Hoffman (gotta hold and see if he’s for real, right?)

    D. Hill (feel like I still need to hold out at this stage). Objectively and ignoring his 2016, should probably be cut, but upside feels worth holding just in case he sorts it out.

    E. Neris (my 3rd closer, bush and rivero are my others)

    F. Biagini (looks great besides that bad 1IP last time out)

    G. Leake (nice 2 starts against PHI and PIT)

    Thanks!

  20. brett says:
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    I have 3 trade options.

    1. Give Carlos Santana and Fulmer for JD Martinez
    2. Give Carlos Santana and Fulmer for Cespedes
    3. Give Carlos Santana and Peacock for Yellich

    A. Which would you do.
    B. Can you rank them

    Thanks

    • brett says:
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      @brett: I have jon gray coming off the dl to fill the open roster spot.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @brett: League type? Teams? IS this a Util spot? If not, then who is backfilling Santana?

        IN a vacuum, I’d rather give up Peacock than Fulmer. JD Martinez is the better target than Cespedes (or Yelich, obvi) IMO. But in a vacuum, I’d do the Yelich deal. Mostly steady pitchers like Fulmer are hard to just find on the wire. (Depending on your league size…)

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @brett: I think you ranked them in order, and I would definitely take any of those deals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Doubt you can make any of these happen, but that order

  21. Oppo taco says:
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    Grandal, schwarber or contreras at C ROS? Thanks

  22. Adam says:
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    Zimmerman at Miranda? You taking a chance with either tomorrow?

  23. San Francisco Blow Ponies says:
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    Give LeMahieu for any one of Vargas-Gray-Bumgarner-Berrios? Thanks!!!

  24. R2-DBacks says:
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    Great stuff! Still read this page first thing every morning!

    Two things:

    How do we feel about Nola ROS?

    Trade Rendon and Guerra for Godley?

    My other options at 3B are Bryant and Suarez.
    My pitching staff is Strasburg, Carrasco, Berrios, Guerra, Manaea, Nola, and Nelson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @R2-DBacks: Thanks! Nice username…. Nola looks off, might be an injury… Rendon side, do better than Godley

  25. Chris says:
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    Hello Gray,

    In a 12 team league, with Saves, NO holds, would you drop Betances since Chapman is back?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: I can add Brach or Norris or Justin Wilson

  26. The Boy says:
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    Catcher question in 3….2…1….

    Zunino or Hedges? Does it matter?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Boy: Of course not… Zunino

  27. Lance

    Lance says:
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    Grey! Appreciate the shoutout

  28. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Trade: T Walker for Maybin..I’m getting Maybin..need steals..If he sucks ROS it’s all on you (15 team league)
    Question: should I give up on G Bird in a redraft league. He’s sitting on my DL but looks like he’ll never leave the nest. Maybe I can get something for him now

      • Mickey Willie and the Duke says:
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        Thanks..I think I can get Nova for Bird.. Maybe he’ll turn it around. saw Wonder Woman this weekend….Great Zeus, it was good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nova side, yeah, will likely see WW this weekend

  29. Asking For a Friend says:
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    Hola Grey,

    Quick question, rest of season performance:

    Mancini
    Bour
    Odubbal
    Brantley

    How would you rank them from here forward?

    Appreciate any insight

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: damn you still like ODB huh. He has been boring me lately. what do you like about him? shitty team. no power. not stealing. what am I missing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          More than those other guys

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: how about OBD versus choo, melky? I know you are gonna say ODB lol.

      • Asking For a Friend says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. Joe says:
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    Should I trade away Springer for J. Vargas and B. Hamilton? The league is 12 team H2H with super deep benches and my pitching is straight garbage. Cashner and Pedermo are the best available FA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: If you need SBs

  31. Gurb says:
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    Would you drop any of these guys to make room for Taijuan Walker off the DL – Roark, Junior Guerra, JA Happ, Brad Peacock?

    Thanks guys

  32. msh2404 says:
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    Drop Brinson for Not So Fat Adams?

    Is it smart to pick up Marte now for when he’s back from suspension? How long to wait to pick him up?

    Thanks guys

    • msh2404 says:
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      @msh2404:

      Or drop Brinson for Mancini?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @msh2404: I’d go Mancini… Can grab Marte now if you can hold a dead spot for a few

  33. Adam says:
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    Conforto or Souza ROS?
    Hicks or Bradley Zimmer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Conforto — Hicks

  34. Skeezix says:
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    So I’m about middle of the pack in my pitching categories (but first in Ks). We have to start a rookie pitcher, and I’ve been rolling Gsellman out there all year. Should I roll the dice with him as a two-starter this week (@LAD, @SF), or bail and go with Hader as a reliever instead to limit the damage?

  35. Slimcompoop says:
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    Tacoma is the worst. The armpit of the Northwest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Ha, never been there, but have heard similar things, why does it smell so bad?

  36. bigbear says:
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    Damn you Grey for putting epoxy on Arrieta! Or was that epics, epochs, a pox, apex… Bah! He’ll be “fine”. Nothing to see here.

    As a general rule of thumb: should Andrelton Simmons be owned ahead of Matt Holliday? My Razzballian blind faith cries out “Yass!” But the clear-headed logic of the Flying Spaghetti Monster says: #4 hitter in the Yankee line-up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: I think it’s a pox, I’d want Simmons

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: I think it’s a pox too. Dude’s been on decline for over a year now. Thanks for pointing it out for me and the rest of the unwashed masses.

        I keep wanting to pull the trigger on dropping Holliday, but can’t quite do it yet… Probably will end up like the year I had Pat Burrell. Dude has some decent HR totals, but Ryan Howard stole all his RBI chances (either hitting a HR, double play or striking out…). I wonder if Judge will have the same impact on Holliday this year. So far, it’s been ok though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why don’t you wash? Holliday is on and off waivers in my league

  37. Jon says:
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    Avila, Hedges, Castillo, Flowers, Zunino, Martin, Pina, or d’Arnaud ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Zunino

  38. Lt says:
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    Grey, I think the pitching staff needs an overhaul. It’s weekly 12 team 5×5 league with wins minus losses as a category. I can start just Chris Sale and Nova each week with guys like Devenski/Edwards or run other starters out. It’s just 7 pitchers. Would you drop any of these for any stash DL guys?
    Drop: Porcello, Maeda, T. Ross, Peacock,
    DL guys: Cahill, E. Rodriguez, Rodon

    Jackie Bradley was dropped, still think he can break out at some point this year? Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: The Drop guys and the DL guys do nothing for me… I don’t mind JBJ

  39. ryanoger says:
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    Mancini or LoMo?

  40. ryanoger says:
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    Avila or Tom Murphy?

  41. Ryan says:
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    10 team mixed H2H points. Was offered the following:

    My Posey and Alonso for his Hedges and Bryant. This would also allow me to drop Marwin Gonzalez as my 3b and pick up Smoak to replace Alonso at my UTIL spot.

    I think the question is not whether i should accept the deal, because I did immediately. The question is, is this Grand Theft Roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Since Bryant’s being benched b/c he’s struggling, it’s likely fair, but I do like your side better

  42. Scott says:
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    Sure, like baseball bats aren’t already phallic symbols!

  43. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Benintendi ([email protected], 3vsLAA…4 righties, one leftie, one TBD)
    nodody really scary, may sit vs leftie
    or
    Desmond (3vsAri, [email protected]…3 righties, 3 lefties)
    -Greinkie, Walker…Kershaw, mccarthy
    -Desmond hits Lefties better but obv one of those lefties is Kershaw

    Thanks.

  44. Andrew Ball says:
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    Ok to drop Nola in a 12-team mixed league?

  45. BSA70 says:
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    HOLY COW everyone is up ant at ’em early!!
    SP question and confession – I hate streaming. Probably because it blows up in my face.
    I need a #4,#5 maybe #6 – can choose from the following of Godley, Nelson, Peacock, and Cotton.
    thoughts and opinions?
    Set with my #1-#3. I am loaded with DonkeyCorns but agree with Cram It that I would be giving up on GS and Ks if I rode Darvish, Scherzer, and Kershaw alone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSA70: You can hate streaming, but I’d at least look at the upcoming matchups for those guys, if you can’t do that I’d go Nelson

      • BSA70 says:
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        @Grey: You mean you wouldn’t throw them out there against the Nationals, Astros, Yankees, or Rockies in Coors? :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          More or less, no

  46. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Would you target starling marte going forward? What type of hitter is he worth now? Ops league

  47. Scott says:
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    Thanks, Lance Lynn, for a great finish to my HTH matchup. Gah!

  48. Nightmare! says:
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    Happy Monday Greylord. Hilarious write up as always.

    Pick 1 to start in your weekly lineup

    Jimmy Nelson @atl (Garcia)
    Taillon @stl (waino)
    Tyson Ross vsTOR (biagni)

  49. lwomack58 says:
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    Zimmer, JBJ, Souza, Peraza or Melky. Please rank. Thank you

  50. Scott says:
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    10 team league and my league doesn’t trade. Chapman returned so i need to drop a player. Who do i cut out of polanco, herrera, piscotty, bregman (3b/mi). Btw i added herrera a fee weeks ago after he was cut and got most of his streak. Polanco has been on my bench for weeks. I know if i cut him, he will get added and probably do what everyone thought he was going to do o someone elses team. Btw, i have extra OF and play the wrong one every day. Piscotty on my bench for his obly good game (2 hr) yesterday. Bregman is my reserve 3b/mi. R,tb,rbi,hr,sb,obp. Thanks

  51. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great work as usual.

    ROS:

    Reynolds or Smoak?

    Gyorko or Story?

  52. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H OBP. Which two of these SS?

    Andrelton, Didi, Hernan Perez, Cozart, E.Escobar, A.Russell

  53. RicoSuave says:
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    GREAT work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    I need to start 5 SP… Please help.

    Lugo @ SF;
    Maeda Vs COL;
    Paxton Vs DET;
    Pineda Vs LAA, Vs TEX;
    Davies Vs PIT, @ ATL;
    Wacha @ PHI;
    T. Walker @ COL;
    Eickhoff @ ARI;
    Foltynewicz Vs MIL;
    Gausman Vs CLE.

    Thank you in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: Maeda Vs COL;
      Paxton Vs DET;
      Pineda Vs LAA, Vs TEX;
      Foltynewicz Vs MIL;
      Toss up Lugo

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks JEFE!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jeff with one F?

          • RicoSuave says:
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            @Grey: ha! Jefe = Boss

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, was kidding, thanks!

  54. peacecoast says:
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    morning G,

    do you like (ina 12T mixed league):

    Franchy? or won’t play mcuh once Margot gets back.
    Derek Fisher? Or same cuz of Reddick.

    droppable: ODB, Duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: I wouldn’t drop two starters for those guys as of now

  55. B-man says:
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    Avoided starting Lance Lynn as SON saw that shizzshow coming. Thank you robot genius. Your regression fairie romper blurb on Lynn cracked me up.

  56. IrishCreme says:
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    Let’s play “Build my OF!”

    Trey “Dongz” Mancini
    Hozay Ramirez
    Steven Souzaphone II
    Matthew Kemp
    Ian Desmond

    Pls halp.

    kthxbye

      • IrishCreme says:
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        @Grey: Ok, no more attempts at humour. Aside from spelling things in Canadian.

        I have 5 OF I’m having trouble deciding between, and need to settle on 3 (I Have Encarnacion in my UTIL spot, so that’s out as an option).

        I’m leaning towards Mancini, Souza, and Jose Ramirez, but Desmond’s been doing well lately, and Kemp has solid season numbers (though his numbers of late leave a bit to be desired).

        As such, I find myself in a quandary and have turned to you, sir, for a potential insight.

  57. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5x5roto 10tm. Desmond for odor?

  58. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Tom Murphy was dropped. Is he worth rostering?
    I would drop a streamer to roster him.
    Problem is I don’t necessarily want to roster two catchers and I already have Contreras but that is more of a time share than I was hoping.
    So stick with Contreras, drop him for Murphy, or take a flyer on Murphy for a streaming spot and have two catchers for a small stretch until one emerges as better.
    Ugh… Thanks for any help.

  59. Re-Pete says:
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    I picked up Faria as a speculative add a week+ ago, and after that gem vs. DET, now my first big decision… do I start him this week? He gets BAL at home, which is a scary lineup especially with the Regression Fairies lined up outside his door. With my roster, he would replace either Bauer (home v. MIN/Mejia) or Quintana (@MIN/Turley). Thoughts? Great stuff as always, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Re-Pete: Start Faria over Quintana

  60. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for all the great work! Do you like Hoffman or Faria ROS?

  61. Could this be the start of Story finally getting things going??? Thoughts??

    Drop anyone here for LoMo or Fowler? Or hold?

    Perez, Rizzo, Trea, Justin Turner, Story, Stanton, Conforto, Desmond, Duvall, Mallex, Maybin,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: I hope so for you, he’s still K’ing too much — Lomo over Mallex

      • @Grey:

        Excellent thanks. Sitting in 3rd place in a 10 man league. Only 7pts back from first. Cashed in four of the seven years I’ve been in the league, but haven’t won it yet! I think I have a pretty solid roster ROS as long as some key players stay healthy!

    • Moneyball says:
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      The long awaited sequel is here.
      Climb aboard your luck dragon and enjoy the ride.

      (He K’d a lot last year too.)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Luck dragon!

  62. Oppo Taco says:
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    Odorizzi or Montgomery ROS?

    Trade Mazara and Grandal for Schwarber and one of those Pitchers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Odorizzi… Maz for Odorizzi? Sure, sounds like a push

  63. RICE says:
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    Thanks again for all the hard work Grey!

    10 team H2H / 4 keepers per team.

    I’m trying to make trade decisions keeping my possible keepers in mind. Looking into your crystal ball, which 4 are you keeping next year and who is next on the bubble (#5 option)?

    Bryce (6th round)
    Starling (12th round)
    Berrios (last round)
    Alex Wood (last round)
    Bregman (last round)
    Conforto (last round)
    CDick (last round)
    Zimmer (last round)
    Rosario (last round)

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RICE: Harper, Bregman, Conforto, toss up

  64. SallyCips says:
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    I’m not giving up on Arrieita. I just need two good starts and I’ll be able to trade him! lol.

    Declined giving up Sanchez last wee k for Lester and Wieters or McCann, but I was floated the possibility to do my Sanchez/Kimbrall for Trout…hmmmm…thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: Trout side, though I don’t know who Sanchez is

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: Gary, sorry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s Grey, SallyCips!

          • SallyCips says:
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            @Grey: lol you win.

  65. KarlJ says:
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    Might be more of a question for Ralph (if he’s online) but would you rather own Newcomb or Chance Adams this year in a redraft league?

  66. GonzoChicago says:
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    Great writeup after an eventful weekend!

    On your advice, picked up Nelson and got his excellent start yesterday. Now I have a conundrum for this week, need to pick two.

    Nelson (@ATL)
    Nova (@MIL)
    Manaea (vs HOU)

    With the roll Manaea has been on I’d normally give him one of the slots but Astros have been lighting it up.

    Thanks in advance!

  67. Justin says:
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    Whose the better waiver pick up in my 10 team H2h league: morales or mancini?

  68. JSF says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just traded Lynn and Nelson for Severino and Pineda (no keeper implications though) in my head-to-head keeper league before Lynn’s blowup.

    Severino a big enough upgrade for this year to warrant the deal? Which side do you prefer ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JSF: Pineda side

  69. John Hagar says:
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    LOL! Loved your insight on how Joe Maddon thinks in the Willson Contreras highlight!

    Honestly, if an MLB executive finds out you’ve mastered Joe Maddon’s techniques, you might find yourself getting an offer to manage an MLB team! (and that would kick ass)

      • John Hagar says:
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        @Grey: It might be the perfect way for you to get close to Giancarlo???…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now you’re talking!

  70. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you foresee Fisher being send down when Reddick comes back.

  71. Luke says:
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    Which side do you like here?

    Joey Votto and Khris Davis

    Blackmon and Maeda

  72. stoopid says:
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    Happ or Nelson ROS?

    Thanks homey

  73. Joe says:
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    Hey grey I’m in a 12 team dynasty league 7×7 with 20 keepers and then a 15 person draft. 5 na spots. We make it where you don’t set your 20 keepers til right before the draft so you have total freedom to trade all 35 players all off season. I wanted to know what you think of my team and also your opinion on a trade that I will lay out at the end. Thank you!

    C: Gary Sanchez
    1b: Rizzo
    2b: schoop
    3b: machado
    Ss: Corey seager
    Of: betts
    Of: haniger
    Of: Billy Hamilton
    Util: gyorko
    Util: Alonso
    Bn: enciarte
    Bn: Avila
    Bn: domino Santana
    Bn: Kepler
    Bn : solarte
    DL: DAHL
    DL: FREEMAN

    Sp: sale
    Sp: Carlos Martinez
    Sp: carrasco
    Sp: Hendricks
    Sp: jimmy Nelson
    Sp: taijuan walker
    Sp: Daniel Norris
    Sp: joe Ross
    Sp: James Shields
    Rp: Craig kimbrel
    Rp: Edwin Diaz
    Rp: Chris devenski
    RP: aj Ramos
    Rp: ottavino
    Dl: Carlos rodon
    Dl: Vince Velasquez
    NA: Deleon
    Na: giolito
    Na: Anderson Espinoza

    Should I trade Dahl for sonny gray or so you think he’s worth much more when there’s some good news on his recovery. Thank you again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Your pitching looks solid, your hitting looks like a cobbled together mess, so do you need Gray?

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: doubled together mess seems bad. But then asking if I need you implys it’s good. So…which is it?

        • Joe says:
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          @Joe: oh you’re not reffering to yourself in Third person ( thank god) you’re talking about sonny. Idk I think he can help

          • Joe says:
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            @Joe: What don’t you like about my hitting? I felt it was more my strong suit then my pitching. If you think it better off waiting on Dahl then I’ll hold

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dahl’s not going to fix things, he may not even start in Colorado

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • Joe says:
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            @Grey: okay so what do you think I should trade Dahl for in order to help my roster. He’s my biggest trade chip as it’s a dynasty league. If my pitching is strong what on the offensive side do you feel I’m lacking?

  74. Freddie Boy says:
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    Would you drop Hedges for Zunino ROS? Yahoo 12 team H2H league

  75. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Who do you like better this week?

    Nola vs stl
    Lamet vs det

    Thanks!

  76. brett says:
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    Odubel and Santana for Yellich? I’d pick up someone like Happ, Mallex or Broxton to fill in for the open spot on my roster.

  77. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Trade smoak for starling marte? Ops league? Or would lomo be better?

  78. omar says:
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    AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:
    Give: Just Dong, Mallex Smith, Berrios
    Get: Nelson Cruz, Segura, Biagini

    • omar says:
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      @omar:
      **Worried about potential JD trade to an NL team. Segura would slide into the IF spot in place of Gallo, who would become a bench bat/Util. Not a fan of giving up Berrios, but believe I am selling at his peak…
      Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Sounds fair

  79. Blah says:
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    I have to plug in Mccullers in my weekly league hoping he gets a start over the weekend right? Assuming yes, do I start Joe Ross home against the Reds or Junior Guerra home against the Pirates? Thanks so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blah: McCullers and Guerra

  80. Chris D says:
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    Jeff Hoffman or Alex Cobb RoS?

      • Chris D says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Can you rank the following for ROS and as Dynasty assets…?

    Zimmer, Brinson, Fisher

    Thanks!

  82. Hugman says:
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    I remain scrambling for saves in a league where every good handcuff is owned even. Is Hand worth grabbing? Or do you think the Padres don’t care and will just leave things the way they are?

    Also, enjoyed the Baby Jessica reference (we’re men of a certain age, after all) and the Maddon bit (again, probably because it contained more great gen x referenceage.) good stuff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hugman: Thanks! I’d forget Hand, but don’t know who you’re dropping for him

  83. Bob says:
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    Should I start A Russell or Beckham at SS ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Addison

  84. bob says:
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    ROS: Beltre or LoMo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bob: Lomo

  85. ryanoger says:
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    Who do you think has better value post all star break:

    Duffy or Marte?

  86. ctrengove says:
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    Grey! Great write-up.

    ROS: Trevor Story or Andrelton Simmons?

  87. stu says:
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    Who do I start at Utility this week? (points league)

    Y Alonso (4 HOU, 3 @CWS)
    M Conforto(4 @LAD, 3 @SF)
    D Lemahiue(3 ARI, 3 @LAD)
    M Haniger(4 DET, 3 HOU)

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stu: Yonder

  88. TacktheKack says:
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    Start Nova at Mil or take a gamble that Mccullers will make a start this weekend at Sea (weekly league)? Mccullers will prob have innings limited but Nova will prob get lit up.

    Thanks!

  89. lwomack58 says:
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    Peraza or Kipnis?

  90. LeggoPens says:
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    How we feeling about Broxton? Gonna fizzle again or worth a pickup?

    Also, any thoughts on Howie Kendrick? He’s been sneakily pretty solid since returning and I feel like I never see much talk about him. Maybe that’s just cuz everyone elses 2B/SS sitch is less of a joke than mine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LeggoPens: Howie is a hot bat, Broxton is decent

  91. KarlJ says:
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    Thinking about trading Cole for some offense

    1. Cole for Yonder
    2. Cole for Healy & Newcomb
    3. Do Better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: 3, though if you can’t 1

  92. Chucky says:
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    Am I still holding on to Cargo, when the likes of Gomez, Chisenhall, Choo, Broxton are just begging for a home on my 12 team Dynasty?

  93. stu says:
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    Sorry double dipping here,

    which 2 pitchers to start this week? (Points league)

    Cueto ( 2 start @ATL, NYM)
    S Gray ( 2 start HOU, @CWS)
    Taillon (@STL)
    J Quintana (@MIN)

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stu: Cueto, Gray

  94. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey! in my 5×5 H2H weekly lineup…

    1) You starting Bundy vs Indians in Balt tonight?
    2) Finally Drop Tanaka for Nova or Quintana? ?

  95. mike says:
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    hernan perez ,Whitfield or Peraza ROS?

  96. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you think Romero will be the closer right now in Wahsington

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: You’d have to be desperate for a miracle save to count on him getting another. I think Baker liked the matchups for Romero more than Albers, who isn’t going to lose the temp job after one bad outing.

        • CMUTimmah says:
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          @CMUTimmah: Besides, lefty closers have become more popular, but they are usually the best arms in the pen when they become closers. Enny doesn’t fit that trend.

        • lwomack58 says:
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          @CMUTimmah:

          Thank you

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Trying to pickup a couple of saves this week. I know Wash. is a mess but not much in the way of relievers on the wire.

  97. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Morrison, Healy, or JBJ for the next few weeks?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrison

  98. Bob says:
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    Chris Taylor or Drury for 2nd Base this week ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

      • Bobby says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. pickleball says:
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    Traded walker and Ramos for cueto. Buying low enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Though obviously guessing what players you’re talking about

      • pickleball says:
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        @Grey: tajuan walker and aj Ramos I traded away for cueto. Your saying I shouldn’t make trades in the throws of agave in father’s day?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m saying I thought it was Neil Walker and Wilson Ramos

          • pickleball says:
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            @Grey: ah my bad. So you think I lost getting cueto?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have concerns about Cueto

              • pickleball says:
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                @Grey: I seen the blister news he has been pitching with since opening day. im taking a stab that once they callus over or if dl stint is needed (h2h so I can absorb it) his pitches will regain their form. the rest of the peripherals look fine but just my 2 cents.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Rich Hill’s hasn’t callused over in 2 years

                  • pickleball says:
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                    @Grey: Could be because he is fair skinned (actual joe maddon quote). but in all seriousness walker felt like borderline streamer bait so roll of dice felt right in a h2h. also a psa for rosin up before playing with the pale hose.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  100. CMUTimmah says:
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    What do I do with OH? I loved his K potential in points after last year’s huge numbers… but now I’m hanging onto him for no reason (Saves = Holds… so no benefit to have a closer.)

    Who am I replacing him with?

    Addison Reed
    Blake Parker
    Justin Wilson

  101. Anchovies says:
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    a)is alex meyer (@BOS) droppable? SON is not a fan this week.

    b)would you start chacin @ChC this week?

    c) are these stupid questions?

    dave

    • William Hung says:
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      @Anchovies: Do not start Chacin on the road – especially @ Cubs

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @William Hung: Chacin is a risk at Petco. He’s suicide at Wrigley.

        Meyer is a streamer.

        • Lt says:
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          @CMUTimmah: Chacin at home is stellar, an every home game streamer

  102. Johnnie clutch says:
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    Derek Fisher or Mancini ROS?

    Currently I think it would be Mancini because of the longer track record (ie, safer), but Fisher would have the higher ceiling because of his power speed combo.

    Yey or ney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Fisher is a year or two away from being fantasy relevant. He’ll have playing time issues soon enough. And stealing 13 bases and being caught 10 times in the minors is a bit concerning. I wouldn’t count on him getting the go ahead if he’s shooting 50%ish in the majors. (He’s currently 1 for 2.)

        Mancini K’s too much to keep that average when looking at the numbers. When looking at him making contact though, it feels like he is a .300 hitter because the ball jumps off his bat. He’s in a great park, and looks to be cementing a role for himself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  103. MarvPesos

    Josh says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12 or 24), 30 moves/year

    A team that is in full rebuild mode is trying to get pitching off me and has offered:
    Bogearts and Chapman for me Sale.

    Villar is my reg SS (but injured so have Gyorko filling in) and I have T.Turner @ MI with Dozier at my 2B. My question is based on my pitching staff below, is it worth trying to get the bat ? Maybe I could counter and offer a different pitcher( obviously like to keep sale) maybe Carrasco + Villar ? (I don’t need Chapman for the price he wants for him, mostly interested in Xander)

    Sp – Chris Sale
    SP – Sean Maneae
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    RP – A.J. Ramos
    Rp – Greg Holland
    P- Brandon Kintzler
    P – Alex Wood
    BN – James Paxton
    BN- Ivan Nova
    BN- Masahiro Tanaka
    BN – Justin Verlander
    BN – Jimmy Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course, if you can do Carrasco and Villar instead it’s better

      • MarvPesos

        Josh says:
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        @Grey: Okay so the guys just offered Bogearts, Cole and Chapman for my Sale. Am I crazy not to accept this trade ? (clearly I have a huge man crush on Sale – and have had him on my keeper team since the start)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds decent for you

  104. Benintendo64 says:
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    14 Team H2H redraft League – 5×5 (HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG) and (QS, SV, ERA, WHIP, K/9)

    Got a crowded OF and could use some pitching. Also have a lot of Rockies and Red Sox, not sure if too many guys from the same team is a bad idea. Would love some of your glorious insight on some potential trade ideas:

    C: Lucroy
    1B: Votto
    2B: Odor
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Story
    OF: Betts
    OF: Benintendi
    OF: Desmond
    UTL: C. Santana
    UTL: B. Hamilton
    Bench: Schwarber, Lemahieu, Bregman, Marte, JBJ, Rosario, Fisher

    SP: DeGrom, McCullers, Berrios, Nova, Faria, Maeda
    RP: DooLittle, Rosenthal, Bedrosian

    Love your daily write-ups, keep up the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get rid of your bench bats by upgrading… Santana, Bregman, Marte, Rosario, Fisher any combo of them for a better catcher, or UTIL or SS

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a ton!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. ryanoger says:
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    Happ or T Walker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, there’s more than one Happ in the league

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Burnin’ me (I deserve it, too many q’s this morning)….that would be J.A.

        thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I figured

  106. Green machine says:
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    Greetings & happy Monday master grey! Crazy to believe it’s already week 12! Wow time flew!

    H2h pts weekly lock league. Looking for a 2 start pitcher streamer for this week which one out of this bunch:

    Peacock (he goes tonight at Oakland /vs Gossett, the. Second start is Sunday at Seattle & Gavigilio.)

    Zach wheeler (tonight at Dodgers & kershaw, second start is Sunday at SF & matt Moore.)

    Sam Gaviglio (first start is tonight hosting tigers & annibal Sanchez, 2nd start is Sunday hosting stros & peacock.)

    For bats we use two utility slots one slot I have Pedroia I’m benching him this week, who to start in his place?

    Jose abreu (at twins then hosting A’s: 6 games)

    Conforto (at dodgers for 4 games then at Giants : 7 games)

    Or look to bench my 1b which is Smoak & insert Abreu there? Then at utility it could come between conforto or a guy on the wire I have Space.

    Trey Mancini (DH/1b/OF) he has 7 games & he’s been hot! He gets Indians in Baltimore for 4 games then goes to Florida to face Rays: 7 games

    Matt Adams braves host SF (he gets cueto tonight) that’s a 4 game series then stays in Atlanta to host Brewers

    Lastly which of my SS to start this week Didi gregorious or Chris ownings?

    DIDI: yanks host angels then yanks host rangers (they get darvish) 6 gms

    Owings : has a series in Colorado vs Rockies starting tues then hosting Phillies in Arizona: 6 games

    Thanks & have a great week!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock…. Pedroia is on waivers in my league…. Conforto…. You’re benching Smoak? Owings

      • Green machine says:
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        @Grey:

        I don’t want to bench him lol just seems abreu is heating up. I think only reason I haven’t dropped Pedroia is because I’m a Sox fan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t sit Smoak

  107. mookie dookie says:
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    14tm H2H Would you trade T. Turner and McCullers for Machado and Piscotty if you needed power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  108. HomerHWBush says:
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    My pitching is atrocious and every week is very hit or miss with the turds on the waiver wire. What do you think of this trade:

    Stanton and Cam Bedrosian
    for
    Yu Darvish and Joey Bats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  109. lwomack58 says:
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    Joe Ross vs CIN-SON has him at 2.8. Would you stream his start. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. RADickeyJokes says:
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    In a weekly 5×5 league where you need to start 6 SP each week. Currently have Carrasco, Archer, McCullers, Severino, Wood, and Nova, so dominating the 4-non saves categories.

    Need saves badly, and an overall upgrade in both power and steals.

    Best offer I’ve received for Carrasco is LoCain and Matt Bush. Would stream the Carrasco spot and drop Mancini or Kepler for Cain.

    Take it? Rest of year player rater says yes, my heart says no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer to get cheaper saves elsewhere

      • RADickeyJokes says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. Chris R says:
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    Someone dropped Brinson. Would it be dumb of me to hold both Brinson and Fisher? Right now I bench 2 bats out of Kepler, Franco, Tommy Joseph, Duda and Fisher.

    We have deep benches, but I’m clogged with injured studs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need six bench bats

      • Chris R says:
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        @Grey: Only two of those are bench bats, they just rotate according to matchups.

        Maybe the better questions is rank: Kepler, Franco, Tom-J, Duda, Fisher, Brinson where fisher and brinson could be kept for 1 years.

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re all interchangeable Franco, Kepler

  112. Milarky says:
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    I have a log jam at OF and DH this week. Trying to decide which three of these guys to SIT this week. Polanco still seems to mostly suck, Beltran has been struggling, Deshields may struggle for playing time, and Brinson hasn’t gotten off the ground yet. Thoughts?

    Brinson
    DeShields
    Kepler
    G. Polanco
    Beltran
    Solarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why are you so many players are you sitting three?

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t bother mentioning the guys who will definitely start (Stanton, Bradley Jr., Conforto, Benintendi, Holliday). We start 5 OF, 3 DH (any hitters).

  113. Mickey Maloney says:
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    In a H2H categories league, who do you like for the rest of the year? Happ, David Peralta or Adam Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. peacecoast says:
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    just saw carlos gomez on my wire. thoughts? versus ODB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want ODB

  115. sava21887 says:
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    12 team dynasty H2H OBP, TBs

    Pollock/stroman or Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  116. AdamH says:
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    Please rank for ROS:

    LoMo, T Frazier, Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  117. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Drop benchbat Ender for Jon Gray? 10tm standard H2H. Pitching is at a premium so now is the time to do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  118. JakeDaSnake says:
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    Castellanos for Faria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Faria

  119. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Ozuna and Andrus to get Scherzer and Owings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  120. OaktownSteve says:
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    This was pretty sweet. Last night in the H2H dynasty league I was sitting .000 something (espn doesn’t list the last decimal on rates) ahead in both OBP and SLG. Opponent had one final AB for the evening. Fisher vs Kimbrel and Kimbrel has him 0-2 before giving up a hit. Pretty slim chance. Cost me a two point swing that hit. Fantasy effing baseball.

    On the flip side of hurray for fantasy baseball, I was pissed when I missed Wil Myers by one pick and pivoted to Abreu in the draft. And now, well…don’t know if you’ve seen it but Abreu is punishing the ball. His swing is very very Miggy like.

    In real baseball there’s a 99% chance I’ll be at the A’s game on Thursday and a 50% chance I’ll get to see our boy Lance McCullers throw.

    One guy tough to figure is Trevor Bauer. His xFIP is two points under his ERA. He’s 5th in the league in K/9 among qualified. If I get a few minutes in the next week or so I’m going to try and look at the film on his last start.

    Keep an eye on Clayton Richard for Petco streams. K/9 over 7 there and xFIPPin 3.14 at home. I’ve used him a few times. I’m rolling the dice on a double start this week away at Cubbies and back home vs Tigers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      H2h — FMFBL

      Yeah, I’ve seen Abreu, own him in a few leagues because he was there in the 3rd when I didn’t have a 1B yet… Love to see him elevate more balls tho

      McCullers! I’m jelly on that

      I have Bauer in 2 leagues, he’s all over the shop in away games, around a 4.5 BB/9 I think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and have Clayton in an NL-Only, fine for a Hodgepadre

  121. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 (OPS/QS)
    Is Carlos Rodon worth a stash in the hopes he can turn in some serviceable stats? I would end up dropping a streamer like Joe Musgrove or Alex Meyer. Do it or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer prolly

  122. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,

    If you please, which to start in a 10 Team H2H Points League:

    C. Anderson at home vs. Pitt
    Faria at home against Bal

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, both

      • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I would assume you would sit one of Zimmerman and Peacock to get both Anderson and Faria in my lineup. I was starting them because they have 2 starts this week. I am greedy that way.

        Thanks again Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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            @Grey: Ok, major pain in the ass time. Which one of Zimm or Peacock do you sit? Zimm is at Seattle and at SD and Peacock is at Oakland and at Seattle. I am leaning sitting Peacock, but thought I would pester you one last time today.

            Thanks much Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Peacock

  123. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    One more question. Which 2 to start as a 4th OF and Utility in 10 Team H2H Points League (I have Polanco and Pujols but others are available):

    Polanco
    Pujols
    Maybin
    C. Gomez
    Broxton
    Peralta
    JBJ

    Thanks very much Grey. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin, Broxton

      • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Wow, my team needs a serious overhaul. Damn! Thanks much Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  124. Sdub88 says:
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    10 Team H2H Leadue – 7×7 (R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVG) and (W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/9, QS)

    Currently sitting in 6th with this roster and 6 teams make the playoffs. Any trade ideas or ways to upgrade going forward?

    C: Hedges
    1B: Thames
    2B: Odor
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Story
    OF: Judge
    OF: Ozuna
    OF: Hicks
    UTIL: Mallex Smith
    UTIL: Hanley Ramirez
    Bench: Hernan Perez, Domingo Santana
    DL: Trout

    SP: Scherzer, Carrasco, Severino, Nelson, Bundy, Hoffman, Duffy, Peacock (Streamer spot)

    RP: Chapman, Melancon, Neris, Doolittle

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upgrade the last bats on your team — Hanley, Hicks and Domingo for Abreu? That sorta thing

      • Sdub88 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, I’ll try that. Khris Davis just got dropped in my league…grab him ASAP??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  125. peacecoast says:
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    if your Birth of Razzball script gets picked up and you get to choose who plays you who would it be? same for Cougs. also could you find a way to get Peacecoast in there somehow like maybe a SS of the comments or something?

  126. IV says:
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    12 Team 6×6 (OPSxQS)
    Kipnis or Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  127. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I still have T.Frazier and A.Pujols fighting it out from my bench every week for playing time in battle of the network scrubs. They are both UTIL guys right now. would you drop either of them for
    L.MORRISON
    JBJ
    M.FRANCO
    D.PERALTA
    B.DRURY
    H.PEREZ
    K.BROXTON

    • dubjay says:
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      @dubjay:
      Also,
      Which 2 would you keep out of these RP battles
      Casilla/Doolittle
      Romero/Glover

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Casilla

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Enny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier for Lomo

  128. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Now that Godley is pitching in COL . . . in a weekly league, which 2-3 starters are you rolling with? (I say 2-3 because I can play Neris as my third closer if there’s no good third option):

    [in order of SON]

    Ryu in LA v. COL ($15.5 SON)
    Nola v. STL ($12.1)
    Fiers @ OAK (-$2.2)
    Tyson “god help me but looked really good in debut” Ross at home v. TOR (-$7.9)
    Hoffman v ARI (-$12, but like him more than that I think)
    Biagini @ TEX (-$16.9)
    Godley @ COL (-$23.4)

    Thanks! Feel like Jon Snow in battle of the bastards trying to avoid a clunker!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola, Ryu

  129. Jim says:
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    Pitch Estrada in Tx tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  130. cubjet says:
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    ROS
    Trey Mancini or Mitch Haniger?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  131. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, who do you like better this week?

    didi – 3 vs laa, 3 vs tex
    story – 3 vs ari, 3 @ lad

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  132. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sorry, one more. same league. need to pick one of these OF.

    conforto – 4 @ lad, 3 @ sf
    benintendi – 3 @ kc, 3 vs laa (facing one lefty is hes still platooning?)
    dickerson – 3 vs cin, 3 vs bal

    HT like CDick, for what its worth, but trust your opinion more. Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  133. Melancon says:
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    Is Melancon hiding some sort of injury? Strickland or Law (or someone else) the better handcuff? Or do you think Melancon is still secure as closer, just struggling? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be injured, wouldn’t surprise me, but getting rocked in Coors, he wouldn’t be the first pitcher, Law

      • Melancon says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Mr. Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  134. Sports Benjamin says:
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    Grey,
    Thank you for your wisdom. This is the most important thing I am going to do today…

    Who do you prefer – Carlos Rodon or Charlie Morton?

    Thank you,
    Sports

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

    • Sports Benjamin says:
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      @Sports Benjamin: Meant to add…my league is IP/QS/ERA/WHIP/K9/SV and I am asking which is better ROS

  135. Mauricio Frid says:
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    Jesse Winker just called up, worth a pick up in 12 teamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  136. Jason Murray says:
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    Pick 2 please…

    Polanco – 4 vs. MIL
    Bour – 3 vs. WAS, 1 vs. CHC
    Cespedes – 4 @ LAD
    Inciarte – 4 vs. SF
    Abreu – 3 @ MIN

    Thanks!

    • Jason Murray says:
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      @Jason Murray: That’s Polanco @ MIL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis, Abreu

  137. Greg says:
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    Hey Grey, in honor of Junteenth, I believe in Yi, too, but I don’t own you. I wonder who else got the “prayer for Owings” joke. Prayer For Own Meany was a good book.

    I picked up Mancini for Brantley….thoughts?

    Someone dropped Story, do I drop Matz, Hperez, Owings or …who for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah… Mancini over Brantley is fine — Perez, just start Owings

  138. Jon says:
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    Empty spot on the roster. Josh Bell, Derek Fisher, or Raimel Tapia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  139. Brett says:
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    Grey

    What’s your take on pollock? Would you try to get him or do you think he gets injured again?

    Do you think Herrera and fulmer for him is a reasonable price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucky if he plays 70 games this year, sounds reasonable

  140. the sprotsguy says:
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    So not a single Josh Reddick concussion update in 5 days? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither here nor there

  141. dhouse42 says:
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    Haha that Buddy Holly joke was hilarious :-D

    Should I drop any of Hoffman, Peacock, or Francis Martes for Jimmy Nelson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Martes

      • dhouse42 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  142. Cohen says:
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    T.Murphy or Yasmani?
    Fisher or Altherr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal, Altherr

  143. Jack Straw says:
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    AL only 5×5. Roto – would you start T. Ross this week vs. TOR or start a non closing quality reliever instead (bedrosian, Harris)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Ross

  144. muskysmell says:
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    I’m taking the leap and gambling on Martes this week for his 2-starts based on your reco Grey…here’s hoping you’re right!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

  145. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve gotta drop one for the moving pieces I’ve got going on:

    R Hill or B Peacock?

    Thanks for your help!

    • 200 Proof says:
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      @200 Proof:
      Or lose Albers and drop McCarthy for Enny tomorrow?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Works for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  146. Oppo Taco says:
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    Drop Biagini for Gio or hold? Gio’s ERA looks nice but peripherals are scurry bad. Analytic guys kinda seem in on Biagini. THanks!

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Porcello available too !

    • 200 Proof says:
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      @Oppo Taco:
      Gio has been uber reliable this year. I’d drop Biagini for him fo sho.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  147. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper 5×5 OBP, using CBS.
    We keep 7 players total. 4 Offensive players and 3 pitchers.

    I am currently in 1st by a game. Pretty loaded team I think.

    I just been offered Nelson Cruz for my 1st overall pick next year. But I would need to drop an position player, not a pitcher.. Thoughts? Cruz will be top player ROS right?

    Grandal
    Morales
    Schoop
    Arenado
    Seager, C
    JBJ
    Bellinger
    Jones, A
    Conforto

    Hosmer
    Mancini
    DeLiemhu
    Moncada
    Marte SUS
    Fowler
    DL – Freeman

    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Paxton
    Pineda
    Samaraja
    Wilson Justin
    Giles

    Salazar -DL
    Gray J -DL
    EROD – DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cruz, drop Mancini

  148. Ron Swanson says:
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    Grey, should I trade matt bush or kelvin herrera for Matt Reynolds, if so, which closer should i deal. I have rivero doolittle and robertson so I have a surplus of saves.

    • Ron Swanson says:
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      @Ron Swanson: whoops meant mark reynolds on the rockies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matt Reynolds is not worth anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, Mark…. I’d trade Herrera for him

  149. daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Who do you like better to take the place of Cozart
    Solarte, Tim Anderson or Jose Reyes
    12 team I can use all categories
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

  150. joe is a popular name says:
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    Bundy for Chris Taylor? standard 12 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  151. Crime Dog says:
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    darvish and straily for Nelly Cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair tho

  152. AdamH says:
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    Need potential saves. Familia worth a stash or will he pitch again this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, stash

  153. Long time lurker, first time bloster says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team 8×8 league (regs + Hits, OBP, K, L, QS, SO/BB) , keep 6, starting pitching is a premium

    Their Kris Bryant for my Jose Ramirez, deGrom & Felipe Rivero?

    Bonus Q’s: Is this version of Jose Ramirez for real? How big of a gap between Ramirez and Bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant is an MVP guy, Jo-Ram is a usable piece when he’s hitting

  154. John Hagar says:
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    Does anyone ever buy a brand new mirror, or are they all used?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all used

  155. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Hope you had a good weekend.

    Adam Jones was dropped in my 12 team H2h keeper league with OBP. Am I missing something here? Adam Jones hasn’t been great this year but I would think he’s still rosterable.

    My worst outfielders are Carlos Santana and Hernan Perez. Which one should I drop for Adam Jones or hold for now?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones over Santana

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, sorry, OBP, I’d lose Perez first

        • Bostero111 says:
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          @Grey:

          Thank you good sir.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  156. William Hung says:
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    Anyone know why Sal Perez is sitting out again tonight? That makes 3 out of 6 – which is really rare for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly battling an injury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oblique soreness

  157. Chris says:
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    Ray-archer. For bellinger-bregman-Andrew Heaney. Which side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robbie, it’s fair

  158. Jake 'I Like My Eggs' Over-easy says:
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    Grey,

    As always, great write-up. Best in the biz.

    league: 12 team, 7×7 rotisserie, keep 6

    Too many OFs! Who to drop/trade away?
    3 OF positions, plus 1 Util.; 1 Not Active spot for if/when Brinson gets sent down.

    Betts
    OZUNA
    Gardner
    Hicks
    Pollock
    A. Jones
    Brinson
    H. Perez (but he’s that useful multi-position bench guy for me)

    Been trying to deal Jones since the draft. No dice. Been struggling with dropping him outright all season. Would be easier if Pollock returns to form.

    Bonus Q: Sit or Start tomorrow?
    Leake @ PHI
    Pineda vs LAA
    Miranda vs DET

    Follow-up to bonus Q:
    WW has JA Happ, Lackey, Maeda, Wacha, Bauer floating out there. Want to make the move for all of them, but who to drop? Pitching has been murderous this year so I’ve been streaming best I can; usually against Phi.

    Current staff:
    Yu
    Madbum
    Kimbrel
    Melancon
    Iglesias
    A. Miller
    Pineda
    Straily
    Leake
    Sabathia
    Miranda

    Thanks in advance.
    Over-easy, out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your OF is crazy, you need to consolidate it… I’d start all of those SPs… CC for Happ

      • Jake 'I Like My Eggs' Over-easy says:
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        @Grey: CC for Happ done. Thanks. Lackey or Maeda ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maeda

  159. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Hey Grey in a weekly H2H points league would you rather start:
    Verlander @ Seattle (Paxton) or Nelson @ Atl (Garcia)??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  160. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Hey Grey – asked your boy Lifshifz this as well but would love to get your take:

    I’m in a 15 team roto with QS instead of W – starting pitching is definitely at a premium so I’ve been holding Hellickson in the hopes of regaining his 2016 form. Would you continue to hold and watch him strike no one out or take a shot on Matt Strahm, who the Royals seem committed to giving an extended look? Big K numbers in the minors…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

  161. JD says:
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    sup grey – would you drop taillon to pick up nelson or brandon mccarthy?

    also, which 2 bats for the rest of the year (12 team 5×5):
    polanco, kepler, matt adams, souza, moreland, gregorius, duda, gennett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t drop Taillon…. Polanco, Kepler

  162. Bill Brasky says:
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    ROS – Andrelton, Didi, or Peraza?

    • Bill Brasky says:
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      @Bill Brasky: …or Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  163. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey Bones,

    I have a guy in my league who is dying for keepers. I have Trea and can keep him in the 23rd round next year. I’m in first, don’t really need all that much help except for saves. He offered me Cano and Wade Davis for Trea. My other keepers are Corey Seagar in the 22nd round and Arenado in the 15th (praise Jesus for that pick a few years ago). I could keep Brinson next year if he ever stops sucking. Tough to trade a guy after a 1/3 4 steal performance but gimmie your thought! 12 team 5×5.

    My prediction is “hold”. Go:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: ha, okay. Thanks pal. I’m gonna watch 90’s by lil dicky to clear my mind.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  164. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the write-up, man!

    a. Arrived N’Djamena 6 hours ago, but Internet was 0 bars until just a minute ago. Sad emoji.

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 19

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Think about what you’re doin’. The building’s perimeter’s covered. No exits. There’s nearly 200 men out there and a lot of M16s! You did everything to make this private war happen. You’ve done enough damage! This mission is over, Rambo. Do you understand me? This mission is over! Look at ’em out there. Look at ’em! If you won’t end this happen, they’ll kill you! Is that what you want? lt’s over, Johnny. lt’s OVER!’

    Rambo: ‘Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don’t turn it off! lt wasn’t my war. You asked me, I didn’t ask you!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There you are! A. Oh no! B. Nice!

  165. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5, 10team. Gardner/Reed for pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, it’s close

  166. Matt says:
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    Hey grey. I’m in a 12 team dynasty league 7×7 format. Currently my team is struggling in the standings but I don’t think it’s all that bad. Do you think I should start making moves for the future or hold and see what happens?

    C. Jt Realmuto
    1b. Matt Carpenter
    2b. Jean Segura
    3b. Nolan Arenado
    Ss. Carlos Correa
    Of. JD Martinez
    Of. Gregory polanco
    Of. Stephen Piscotty
    Utility. Jackie Bradley jr
    Utility. Keon Broxton
    Be. Mitch Moreland
    Be. Hernan Perez
    Be. Derek Fisher
    Be. Adrian Gonzalez
    Na. Francisco mejia
    Na. Brett Phillips
    Na. Rhys Hoskins
    Na. Kyle Lewis

    Sp. masahiro tanaka
    Sp. Steven matz
    Sp. Kenta maeda
    Sp. Robbie Ray
    Sp. Matt Harvey
    Sp. Danny Salazar
    Sp. Trevor Bauer
    Sp. jharel cotton
    Sp. tyler Anderson
    Sp. Zach Davies
    Sp. Mike leake
    Sp. Seth lugo
    Sp. hisashi iwakuma
    Rp. Tony Watson
    Rp. Kelvin Herrera
    Rp. Santiago Casilla
    Na. Yadier Alvarez
    Na. AJ Puk
    Na. Kolby allard

    What do you think and if you think I shouldn’t make a move what is your opinion of my roster.

    Thanks,

    Matt

    • Matt says:
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      I also have Tyson Ross and Adam Conley as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your hitting looks solid, I don’t know how you’re competing with that pitching… Perez, Hoskins for someone like McCullers? Tanaka, Harvey, Cotton, Bauer etc are not good, not sure why someone of them are owned

  167. Vee says:
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    Hey Guru- koda glover worth holding on to in my DL spot? Albers and the other setup already taken in my league. Would stream that spot. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  168. FrankGrimes says:
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    I’ve never seen anything like
    Arenados ownage vs the giants.
    No player has ever dominated
    a team more in any sport.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s hitting under .230 vs. Bum, Cueto and Cain

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        319 AB
        .320 avg
        32 2B
        21 HR
        75 RBI
        54 Runs
        1.002 OPS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wonder how much of that is in Coors and how different it is from other teams’ staffs in Coors

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            Yea I was thinking same thing:

            @att
            138 AB .312 9’HR 28 RBI

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, he is punishing MRs and RPs there then

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                He owned Timmy too.
                I remember bonds used to crush
                the Padres but they should just
                Walk this guy every time hahah

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  169. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    i’ll go to smokey as well here. 20 team dynasty with holds/k per 9/relief wins/relief appearances h2h. fields got blown up and has been moved to minors, who’s best add, j.garcia MIA, romo (appears back in 7th inning, but been badly all year), j.diaz (farq hasn’t been good, diaz could move to 8th inning), george of the roses (also have hoover), b.logan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  170. Jack says:
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    Continue to hold A. Rosario with Beckham at SS, or drop for a streaming spot? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  171. Frank Lynch says:
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    I was gonna drop Newcomb and Nola this week but they have of streams. Would you drop one for Samrd or Fiers or just hold my last 2 WW picks for later this week? If i drop one of them then i won’t gin another pitcher it would just cancel out cause they pitch the same day.. 21st

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newcomb for Samard

  172. William Hung says:
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    Prayer hexagon for Rendon as he tweaked his neck tonight

  173. Jt says:
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    Want to drop someone to stream mike montgomery…
    1b Smoak
    2b odor
    3b bregman
    ss turner
    of stanton, schebler, jd martinez,
    util lindor, hanley
    bench schoop, desmond, odubel, kemp
    dl villar

    faria,nova,kershaw,wood, severino, chase anderson, betances, romero, jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  174. Jt says:
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    gurriel or piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  175. William Hung says:
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    Lindor with the massive ticker tease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        And I benched Santana in a weekly for Haniger.
        It’s that article posted today Fault!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn Mike!

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: 0-6, 7 men left on…bases loaded and twice with men on second and third…whats the deal with this guy?? Been pretty bad for about a month now.

        • William Hung says:
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          @J-Money: I have him on my team, that’s why he sucks

          • J-Money says:
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            @William Hung: Haha, don’t put that on yourself bro…I traded for him in the offseason, so I’ll share some of the blame. Started out red hot, too…

            • William Hung says:
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              @J-Money: on the plus side, he isn’t striking out a bunch

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just a slump

  176. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Cruz and Kimbrel for Scherzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  177. Roark says:
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    Is Roark anything more than a streamer at this point? Some favorable matchups coming up, but he was brutal today.

    • Roark says:
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      @Roark: In a 12 team, that is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Roark says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

  178. primetime says:
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    Grey, are you buying Steven Matz who was dropped in our league?

    I have plenty of hurt pitchers.. to drop for him Gray J, Salazar and EROD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Salazar for him

  179. hal_incandenza says:
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    If Dusty had his own Weezer Chicago moment, I imagine it involved his sweater and a rogue toothpick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  180. SteveNZ says:
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    Am I allowed a humblebrag?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: H2H, first three picks were Miggy, Odor and Story.

        And I’m in second.

  181. swaggerjackers says:
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    Is it bad that I root for the the Nationals relief pitchers to melt down every time they come up on MLB Tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Root against everyone you don’t own

  182. William Hung says:
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    R.A. Dickey finally got himself a solid game – even if it was against the Giants

    Hopefully the Braves blew their offensive load cause I am rolling Shark against them tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, agreed

  183. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Brad Peacock or Michael Fulmer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock…. Question: Are you the real Hubie Brooks?

  184. Thisisforreal says:
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    Danny Salazar/ Jimmy Nelson/ jake lamb for Clayton Kershaw and Kyle Seager?

    I have no real ace in my team (Alex wood?)

  185. Thisisforreal says:
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    Bellinger man…

  186. Blipbloop says:
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    Is ahmed Rosario and Lewis Bronson holds?

    • Blipbloop says:
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      @Blipbloop: sorry 10 team keeper league where you can keep up to 8 players a year. Conventional scoring

  187. Anchovies says:
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    hey now!’

    mccarthy vs vs Mets (and COL)? (SON loves both of these, but i do like human advice, too)

    whatchoo think?

    dave

  188. JC says:
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    My staff is in the bottom third of the 12 team league despite having Kershaw. So thinking of using my wire position to take a plunge with Faria. Worth it with this crappy staff? In third place so just need to fix this before playoffs (H2H league)
    Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Severino, Taillon, MCCarthy, Holland, Maurer, Melancon.
    Who gets cut? Or I guess I could cut Pujols but hoping he warms up with the weather??

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