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Yesterday, Joey Votto went 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs with his 30th homer as he hits .314 with a .438 OBP.  Not only is Votto hitting for a high average, but he’s also hitting for power, and, you kinda get the impression, if he wanted, he could hit for a higher average with no power, or a lower average with more power, or no average, no power and pitch.  Personal Anecdote Alert!  Fast forward a blurb if you’re not interested.  When I was in my teens, I went to baseball summer camp.  The guy who ran it was a Yankees’ scout, so he’d have players come in to teach us fundamentals.  One guest was Mike Pagliarulo.  I know, I know, this is like the opening monologue before someone sings Springsteen’s Glory Days at karaoke.  Any hoo!  Pags was the best hitter I ever saw within three feet of me.  One kid there was a minor league pitcher, and Pags was so dramatically better than him, it was obvious the kid would never go anywhere.  If Pags wanted to hit a home run to right against this kid, he did.  Up the middle?  No problem.  Home run to left?  Sure, why not?  So, my point (!), against this minor league pitcher, Pags did what I imagine Votto does against major leaguers.  Votto is my Pags of the majors.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Zack Cozart – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .318.  You can rosary bead the eff out of him staying healthy, but I think you’re wasting your wishes.  Enjoy it while it lasts!

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .267.  He’s doing exactly what you expect from him, but everything else is doing so much more, you can’t help to feel disappointed Duvall’s merely meeting expectations.

Jhoulys Chacin – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.15.  Never feed Chacin after midnight, never get him wet, and never, under any circumstances, start him in away games.

Jose Pirela – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homers.   Not sure what’s goofier, Pirela is hitting third for the Padres every game, or that it makes sense for them or that he’s still irrelevant for fantasy.  I guess there might be a schmotato here, but I wouldn’t drop anyone too valuable to find out.

Yunel Escobar – Could hit the DL with an intercostal strain.  These intercostals are going around lately.  Shizz is worse than Zika, except, of course, it’s not.

Cameron Maybin – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Here’s to ten steals in a ten days and another DL stint on day eleven!

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 23rd homer on his 26th birthday, and recorded his 1,000th hit.  With Trout, you really do have to specify, all thousand hits weren’t in this game.

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  Back-to-back solid starts, but, honestly, if next time out, he gets scrambled and it’s soiled sharts, I also wouldn’t be surprised.  His xFIP, after all, is near-5.  That’s oopsie daisy with a side of ‘no thank you.’

Rhys Hoskins – Phils are trying him in left field in the minors, because Tommy Joseph is prospblocking.  Bit of a joke that Joseph is blocking anyone.  Future of the franchise who looks like he could an everyday All-Star or Tommy Joseph who is barely a major league regular?  The choice is yours, you can get with this or you can go with that, and ToJo can’t beat anyone with his bat.

Trevor Williams – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.12.  Stream-o-Nator had some love for Williams for this start vs. the Tigers, but what I really want to discuss is Miguel Cabrera (0-for-3, hitting .254).  I’m guessing he’s going to say this offseason he was playing injured all year.  Weird, because he’s taken a DL knee before and not played.  It’s not like he’s got a Cal Gehrig streak going.  But, damn, he looks washed up like Daryl Hannah, in Splash and her career post-Splash.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.27.  Is it me or is it hard to remember J.Z. being great?  Try to visualize it.  What do you see?  I keep seeing him get beat up by Solange in an elevator.

Dexter Fowler – 1-for-3, 2 runs as he was activated from the DL.  Cards were a bit crowded so they sent Stephen Piscotty down to the minors.  Oh, how the mighty have fallen.  I’m talking about Usher.  This guy give everyone herpes?  Piscotty has fallen too, but he wasn’t that mighty.  He was around that of a third outfielder that fell to that of a fifth outfielder.  He’ll get his mojo back in time, or my name isn’t Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it).

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .249.  Like fromunda cheese, he hasn’t aged well.

Paul Dejong – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  The Dudejong is going to get 20+ homers in, like, 300 ABs.  Hunter Renfroe says, “Zoinks!”

Kolten Wong – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a homer.  Guess how many homers he has.  Go ahead.  Keep in mind that Manfred is standing over Guatemalan sweat laborers with a bullhorn and whip making sure the balls are juiced sufficiently.  Kolten has two homers on the year!  Seriously, I’m not pulling your Wong.  That’s three innings for Scooter Gennett!

Carlos Martinez – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.52.  He’s been far from an ace, but, with how poor pitching’s been, he’s easily an ace.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 32nd homer.  Moistasskiss!

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .315.  He’s Joey Votto-lite.  I will call him, Mini Pags, and confuse nearly the entire population.

Jake Arrieta – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Giants, ERA at 3.83.  You thought the Padres were sad?  I’m not sure I’d take an over on five with the Giants.  That’s not runs, that’s hits.  Panik isn’t a 2nd baseman, it should be a team warning.  And Parker?  Sure, with ten dollars and a valet.

Javier Baez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, 3rd homer in the last week, and hitting near-.350 in that time.  If he’s available, schmotato, but I hate that he hits at the bottom of the lineup.  Though, the bottom of the Cubs’ lineup is better than the middle of the Giants’.

Ryder Jones – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run, hitting .128.  Between Ryder and Panik, the Giants don’t have a team, they have a carjacking.

Miguel Sano – Day-to-day with a bruised hand.  No relation to Brad.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  In yesterday’s FantasyDraft post by Teddy Heater, he dropped a doozy on me.  Ervin Santana’s real name?  Johan Santana!  According to Wikipedia, “According to Ervin Santana, “I just came up with Ervin… Ervin Santana, that sounds good.”  He felt he had to change his name because of Johan Santana’s prominence.  Fantasy relevant?  Not really, but crazy shizz.

Jorge Polanco – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .227.  The Marla Gibbs Line!

Keon Broxton – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  He’s the mafia.  You know why, right?  Every time I think I’m done with him, he pulls me back in.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 37th homer, hitting .277.  Halp and I discuss Giancarlo on today’s podcast, and I believe my voice only cracks three times and I only fan myself twice like a damsel in distress.

Chris O’Grady – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, but left with an oblique strain.  When Chris felt his oblique tighten, he clutched his oblique, looked at the heavens and said, “I’m coming, Elizabeth!  I’m coming!”  Kudos for the tremendous Fred Sanford impersonation.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4 and his 29th homer, hitting .327.  Now streaming:  The Beast of one National.  Still haven’t seen the movie that’s playing off of.  If you would’ve told me ten years ago, a movie with Stringer Bell would be available to me for over a year, and I haven’t seen it, I would’ve said you’re nuts.  No interest in The Dark Tower either.  Please, someone get Stringer in a drug kingpin role.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.23.  This start for Scherzer was supposed to be visually like how Ed’s father from The Naked Gun died.  Marlins laid down, Scherzer paraded over them, but every time it looked like the Marlins were out of it, they rose from the dead like O.J.

   
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    Very nice write-up!

    a. Nice Votto-Pags paradigm. I never saw Votto play or ever heard of him growing up in my home town. I do love him to bits nevertheless. .438 OBP is ridiculous, if only Billy Hamilton could take 1% of Joey Votto’s eye!

    b. Signed up Cozart before yesterday’s start! Yay. Needed to start every single Cardinals player. Cards playing like the Gashouse gang of late, no?

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 8

    Musa Ghani: ‘It’s all right. Nobody’s there. This will hold a while.’

    Rambo: ‘What’s the fastest way out?’

    Musa Ghani: ‘Northwest. There is trail between mountains…About 3 kilometers from here. The trail is very difficult.’

    Rambo: ‘You take the boy and go. I want to stay.’

    Musa Ghani: ‘You can’t. You cannot go back there. We must go to Pakistan.’

    Rambo: ‘I’ve got to go back.’

    Musa Ghani: ‘I know he’s your friend, but you cannot do this. You both will die. For what?’

    Rambo: ‘Just do what I say. Let me have your gun. All right. Let’s go. Come on.’

    Musa Ghani: ‘I see you again?’

    Rambo: ‘Sure.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Agreed B. Haha, true So where we at with you moving to the US? C. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        Thanks, man!

        a. I need to make a correction from yesterday’s puzzle (on how many years I’ve been away). Take Robin Yount’s retired jersey number and add 4 years not 8 like I said yesterday!

        b. Still in its infant stages. Looking for the best places in the US to re-locate the family. Do you have any good ideas? My wife doesn’t like the cold, so I guess places like NYC and Chicago are pretty much out. Seriously, can you give me your top 5 places to live in the US?

        c. My Korean colleague arrived, he’s on mission until tomorrow morning. He works for an NGO called Good Neighbors. He exclusively follows the KBO, so knowing this boned up on the KBO yesterday! He was impressed. Did you know who the next Marcus Thames will be?

        1. Hector Noesi….the guy has a 15-2 (!!!) record!!! His stats.

        ERA=3.33 / GS=21 / QS=17 / CG=1 / K=106 / BB=31 / opponnents AVG=.278

        2. Roger Bernadina….He is playing out of his head right now.

        .322/.385/.561….91/21/77 with 21 SB and 34 walks versus 76 K

        Last 5 games….11/22 with 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, 6 R….hot schmotatoe!

        Anyway, Kia Tigers is his hometown team.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Ha, this puzzle’s losing me now B. LA, San Diego, San Fran, people love Asheville, never been C. Roger Bernadina! That’s amazing

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!!

            a. Oh, man!!! I left on October 23, 1994….ergo 19 (Robin Yount’s retired jersey number) plus 4…..23 years!!! But like I said I’ve been back and forth since.

            b. Thanks for the list.

            c. Bernadina, a 33-year old journeyman. Did he ever have a mediocre year with the Giants? He came up with the Giants, right? If it were the 70s, he’d probably make some team’s major league roster but the competition is so stiff at all levels presently…..

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. Damn, that is a long time! Longer than I’ve been in LA C. He’s so Thames!

  2. Scott says:
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    Washed up for Cabrera about sums it up. He is hitting .221 since July 1 with 5 extra base hits, 5 of them. 3 hr and one of them was on July 1. I thought he would do better after the all star break. He is doing worse. And the bar was really low going into the break.

    I can’t even play this guy. I tried trading him earlier and had no takers. Do you think he has one good month in him this year? I am considering dropping him. He is wasting a roster spot that I could use for somebody else. And I could put anybody in there and get more production. Everyone has a down year, but this is crazy. I wish Detroit would just DL him so I can free up my roster. He is on my bench and I could use another pitcher.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Scott: If he has been on your bench for a month, lose him and pick up what you need. You obviously have someone else you can start in his place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Yeah, absolutely miserable year from him… I think you can likely lose him

  3. Chester says:
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    Is votto the most underrated player over the last 10 years. His numbers have been incredible and still seems like he gets no love.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chester: Does he get no love? He might be one of those low counting stats HOFers (think Puckett)… B/c Votto’s career #s are kinda whatever counting stat wise

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: It’s hard to be most underrated and be Votto. He was such a hyped prospect coming up, and such a sabermetric darling as an MLBer, that you must only read sites that sensationalize HRs and Steals.

        What tempered expectations was 2012-2014 when he had “down seasons”. They were still decent years aside from 2014 when he was hurt almost all year. He just didn’t hit for the 30ish HRs that we came to expect. But you can pencil this guy for 25/.310 every year without fear, because of his plate discipline.

        Goldy’s category greatness and 1B being a deep position means that Votto doesn’t get the perennial hype he deserves. So in a way, he doesn’t get #1 1B love, but in the last ten years, you’ve had a triple crown winner, Goldy, and guys like EE hitting 34+ homers for 5 straight seasons that are more featured fantasy stories for good reasons.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think he’s underrated, I’m saying he could be a low counting stat HOFer

          • Chester says:
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            @Grey: I agree that he should be a hall of famer, just seems like he gets less love than a lot of the other names, when he’s quietly putting together hall of fame seasons.

            • Chester says:
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              @Chester:Also, here’s a nice statistic from 2012:
              Votto has not popped up to the infield all season. In fact, he has popped out to the infield only three times in 2,138 plate appearances over the past four seasons.

              Votto has pulled a ball foul into the stands only once in his entire major league career. Once.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Incredible… and infield popups are the worst contact

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe bc lack of postseason

  4. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    h2h league limited moves (budget)

    Drop Erod (@NYY, NYY, @CLE, @TOR) for:

    Bundy @OAK, LAA, OAK, @MIL
    Rodon HOU, @LAD, MIN, DET
    Velasquez NYM, @SD, @SF, CHC, @MIA
    Eickoff @ATL, @SD, @SF, CHC, ATL
    Davies MIN, PIT, @SF, STL
    Wainwright ATL, @PIT, SD, @MIL

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Those Bundy matchups are decent outside of the last one

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I’d go with Velasquez and obviously sit him or drop him once that CHC matchup comes around.

  5. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Got some parties interested in my Puig. This would be a 2018 move for me:

    A: Give Puig get K Herrera/Manea
    B: Give Puig get C Dickerson and I Happ
    C: hold

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Nightpandas: What are the keeper rules? Probably B assuming they are keepers or its a dynasty.

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @b the esq.: no rules,,,we keep 11, 15 teams

  6. Lucc says:
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    Beast of no Nation wasn’t alright. But it’s pretty much blood diamond, without the token white guy with a bad accent..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucc: Wasn’t alright? As in not good? That’s too bad

  7. Commentor Personal Anecdote Alert! I lifeguarded at Mike Pagliaro’s grandparents condo complex for a few summers. They were so excited when he got called up. They thought that he was as good as you did Grey. Alas, it was not to be. Lovely people though. Also like you Albright. I will call you, mini-pags-grandparents.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Haha, awesome! His talent was incredible, but I was 13 with no scout’s eye… But standing 3 feet from him while he hit bombs in the cage, I mean, I’m still impressed 30 years later

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Grey: @zombie: The guy played 11 seasons in the majors and hit 134 homers, so it’s not like he was a flash in the pan. Obviously not a HOFer, but does it surprise you to learn that he hit more (quite a few more) homers than John Kruk (Kruk had exactly 100, a stat I know for some reason)?

      • Grey

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        Averaging 13 HRs a year doesn’t coalesce with the guy I saw, but it was a semi=professional 19-year-old throwing to him — Tho, I caught (tried to catch) that kid and to me he was JR Richard

  8. Basement Artie says:
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    I can still hear the Scooter. “At third base, Mike Palyerooolo. What a huckleberry.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Basement Artie: Yes! The best was the convos between Bill White and Scooter, and that Scooter had to leave in the sixth to miss traffic

  9. Corey says:
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    If you could only keep Corey Dickerson or Ryan Zimmerman ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Corey: Coin flip..Dickerson has been better over the past month than Zimmerman but I’d most likely go with Zimm based on the offense he plays in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: Agree with F

      • Corey says:
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        Thanks to both!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Corey

  10. Give Rendon to get Bregman and K. Seager?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @vrugg03: Sure

      • Thanks to both you and JeF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • A 2nd question if you don’t mind. Would you please rank these pitchers ROS.
            Salazar, G. Cole, Tailion, Nelson.
            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cole, Nelson, Salazar

              • Thanks, again.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

                  • Larry says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Grey what if Archer was included in the group above, would he be #1?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He would

  11. lt81 says:
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    Pags didn’t rock a pair of PF Flyers also or steal home late in his career with a Grey esque mustache? Rookie of the year was on MLB channel the other night just making sure you didn’t eat Chinese food and steal this in a msg dream!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @lt81: I’m confused. You reference The Sandlot ending but say Rookie of the Year… was there a chinese food dream in that movie i don’t remember? there was a Babe Ruth dream in The Sandlot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lt81: Honestly, don’t think I’ve ever seen RotY

  12. dude says:
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    Can’t see Baez hitting at the top of the Cubs lineup. Can’t draw a walk. But man, is he fast. That HR was of the in-the-park variety (with the help of Carlos Moncrief playing there for the first time and misplaying the bounce). If you have a chance, watch that play to see his speed and then to see Moncrief almost nail him at home with an unreal throw. Dude can’t do much else, but has one of the best OF arms in MLB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Oh crap, had no idea… I’ll have to check it out, thanks!

  13. Mike in Busan says:
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    Grey, awesome as always.
    If you didn’t see the Votto home run, check it out if only for Chacin’s reaction. He doesn’t turn around, you can only see him from behind, but it doesn’t matter because you know that he knows that ball’s leaving the yard.
    Also, man, I hope Sale pitches Sunday against the Yankees and not Monday against Cleveland, and I don’t think I am irrational to feel this way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike in Busan: Yeah, saw the Votto homer… I like when pitcher’s don’t look… It’s like they’re saying aw eff it…

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, my thoughts exactly; I fear I bored my wife a bit replaying if for her: “look how high he’s choked up on the bat; watch Chacin’s shoulders, it’s great; why are you reaching for your headphones?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  14. mcmi11ions says:
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    So yesterday I mentioned that I dropped Schoop for Ian Happ and was busy slamming my head on my desk each time I think about it… which is everyday when i look at my team. Well I failed to mention that Happ isn’t on my team anymore. I dropped him when the Mets went to Coors and Walker was back from the DL. I know Walker is yawnstipating when he’s good and this year hasn’t even been good, but it was Coors! Well that didn’t work out, so I picked up Pirela (who i have to look up everytime I go to spell his name. He should have an extra “e” in there somewhere…Pierela…) Anyway, since I picked him up he is 2-for-12 with those aforementioned 2 homers. I’ll see what he does tonight and tomorrow I may end up grabbing… Ceasar Hernandez? Tim Beckham? UGH 12 teams with no MI spot and this is what I’m looking at for 2B?

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @mcmi11ions: You dropped Schoop for Happ? Oh, man…
      You could do worse than Beckham, but if you watch any of the games, you’ll just end up kicking yourself because you’ll have to watch Schoop, too, which could damage your psyche, so maybe add Hernandez?

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Mike in Busan: Owning Schoop is how I’ve managed to live with myself after drafting Odor in the third round.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Mike in Busan: Yeah. I picked up Happ as soon as he was called up, and he played well enough that Schoop was on my bench for two weeks. so I dropped him. I was lucky enough to miss the Odor bus this year.

        • Mike in Busan says:
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          @mcmi11ions: yeah, I let the Odor hype get to me. Coulda had Springer or Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Beckham, easily, been fire emoji for about 10 days

  15. JoeG says:
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    streamer : AJ Giffin vs the Mets Wednesday, start?
    6×6 mixed roto

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @JoeG: SON says “no”

  16. Robert says:
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    Start Happ @home vs Yankees?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Robert: I start Happ against everyone.

  17. Swfcdan says:
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    Serious spam ahoy today on this site on mobile today dude. Know why? Keeps not only popping up these annoying sites but I lose this site im on too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Ugh, okay, I’ll notify my ad people again, sorry about that, not supposed to be

  18. Swfcdan says:
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    Simmonds looks legit to me. Why the heck does sociapath STILL bat him 5th when he should be hitting ahead of Trout? He a top ___SS next year?

  19. Ralphy says:
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    Are you starting Dallas Keuchel tonight vs the White Sox or sitting him until we see a good start?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Ralphy: I would start him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralphy: Sorry, yes, as in start him

      • Ralphy says:
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        Ok thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. Sport says:
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    Thank you for all you do!

    Looking ahead to next year’s rankings. In a general area where do you see Chris Davis, Villar, and Ozuna ranked? Davis and Villar around 150? Ozuna 50-60?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sport: Davis is likely done, big K guys don’t age well… Villar could bounce back… Ozuna’s easy top 75, maybe 50-60

  21. DancinHomer says:
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    got this offered to me a few days ago and have been sitting on the trade since Berrios hasn’t had his greatest performances as of late; let me know your thoughts:

    I give: R. Iglesias
    I get: Berrios
    (redraft, 6×6 – K, WHIP, ERA, W, SV, QS)

    Current SP’s: Stras, A. Wood, Carrasco, J. Nelson, Ryu, Nova (McCullers – DL)
    Current RP’s: W. Davis, Holland, Greene, Iglesias, Vizcaino (Melancon – DL)

    As always, Thank you in advance for your input

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @DancinHomer: I would take it. SAGNOF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DancinHomer: I could see taking it, but you might do better than Berrios by trading Davis or Holland

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for the reply, his other starters are:
        Yu
        Scherzer
        Paxton
        Quintana
        Taillon
        T. Walker
        Bundy
        Rodon

        Who would be a reasonable target (Yu & Scherzer will obviously warrant more than any of my closers)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pax or Quintana

  22. Afternoon Grey! Trying to work a trade with another manager who has the following SP. E.Santana, Kluber, Arrieta, DeGrom, Archer. Points wise I am 2nd in wins, but people are starting to catch up quickly. 4th in K’s and right in the thick of it. 1st in QS but people are only a few behind me. What do you think would be a fair trade to pickup one of the SP I listed above?

    C. Vazquez, 1. Rizzo, 2. Altuve, 3. Turner, SS. Beckham, OF. Stanton, OF. Parra, OfF. Souza, Util. Margot, BN. Salvy Perez (need to drop), DL- Trea

    SP. Gray, SP. Severino, RP. Holland, RP. Hand, P. Nova, P. Cole, P. Folty, P. Faria, P. Gausman, P. Verlander, P. Peacock, DL. McCullers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Afternoon? Redraft? Stanton for Kluber or deGrom?

      • @Grey:

        Haha figure you wouldn’t read this til the afternoon here in Boston. This is a redraft league we don’t do dynasty or any of that stuff. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  23. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Broxton over Fisher, Pham, Devers, or Miggy? Have Abreu at 1B and Rendon at 3B. 12 tm h2h.

  24. MC Megamixx says:
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    When is it realistic to expect Vlad Jr. to reach the majors? Asking for a friend that is in a keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MC Megamixx: Isn’t he 12? I’d guess in two years

      • MC Megamixx says:
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        @Grey: He is only 18.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Closer to 12 than Hoskins is to 18

  25. Peg says:
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    12 team H2H Keeper League:
    Stanton for Archer and Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peg: Stanton side

  26. huffin gas says:
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    I wonder if the Phillies front office will look back at the end of the season, peek at Tommy Joseph’s .248 avg. and 21 HRs, and tell the Philly media he had a nice season like they’ve been saying all year. That will probably be Hoskins’s floor…in half a season. Are they just afraid of hurting Tommy’s feelings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @huffin gas: Makes no sense why they’re playing ToJo still… We talk about this on the podcast today too

  27. Old School Brother says:
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    Carlos Santana or Miggy ROS? I have Smoak/Rendon/Turner so maybe I’ll even launch both of them into the sun. At least half of Santana’s homers have come with him on my bench too

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Old School Brother: Did someone pee on your Frosted Flakes this morning?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @mcmi11ions: Yes

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @mcmi11ions: Yes, Carlos Santana did in fact. Not the ball player, the guy who recorded Supernatural

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Old School Brother says:
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            @mcmi11ions: Yes, Carlos Santana did in fact. Not the ball player, the guy who recorded [email protected]Grey: You guys will like this story. We got a new VP at work, we’re all sitting around the water cooler shooting the shit. There’s a company called Abraxas that i was doing some research on, I ask the room “Has anyone listened to the Santana album by the same name? It’s great, way before that Supernatural bullshit.” VP turns to me and with a dead pan face goes “Supernatural is one of my all time favorite albums” *awkward silence*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA… ….And the very next day, he introduced me to his son, Rob Thomas

              • Old School Brother says:
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                @Grey: Check out this list of guest features on Supernatural

                Dave Matthews
                Everlast
                Rob Thomas
                Lauren Hill and CeeLo Green
                Eagle-Eye Cherry
                Clapton

                Kind of funny that all of these guys were so big and popular in ’99, now no one cares about any of them (except Clapton, cause he’s god). I guess CeeLo stays relevant at least due to the voice and date rape

                Ante here’s a good CeeLo quote of the day “its not rape if the person is passed out”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, nice quote…. And wow what a list… CeeLo was prolly just a guy that was at the studio with Hill

                  • Old School Brother says:
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                    @Grey: Goodie Mobb was so underrated, and this was obviously pre Gnarles Barkley, I also really dug that album

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I liked Goode Mob too, but feels like a lightweight get compared to Eagle Eyed Cherry!

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @Old School Brother: Eagle Eye Cherry! I wonder if he and his sister Neneh argue over who had the better career? I’d personally take a Buffalo Stance w/ Nenah.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Neneh, easy!

                • mcmi11ions says:
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                  @Old School Brother: I live in upstate NY by Saratoga and DMB still packs SPAC whenever he comes by, and it’s a multiple day show.

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @Old School Brother: Saying Supernatural is one of your all-time favorite albums says so much about the rest of your life.

                  1. I’m a straight missionary type
                  2. Yes, I iron my boxers
                  3. I always draft Adam Wainwright and Joe Mauer
                  4. I’ve exceeded the speed limit twice in my life
                  5. I drive exclusively Volvos

                  • Old School Brother says:
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                    @Ralph Lifshitz: HAHA! Ralph nailed it

                  • mcmi11ions says:
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                    @Ralph Lifshitz: I pegged him as more of a Saab guy.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hey! I’ve got a Saab!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @FrankGrimes: If you go onto Stern and don’t return fire you’re cooked.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Meh. The whole segment is better than this clip.
        Just shows how much his “image” means to him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I listened to the first 30 secs and turned it off…

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Is it wrong that I listened to that clip and hoped for a piece of space junk to fall onto that studio kill everyone, and manage to make enough noise that Berry’s hearing was irreparably damaged, and he’s forced to roam the earth like a Harpo Marx-Oedipus Rex mashup honking to communicate?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is it better or worse that I heard him utter about three words and just shut the window unable to listen to more?

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: It’s even Stern at this point. Go away, I never really cared about his opinion, more his ability to get people naked.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I used to like Stern, but I feel like he lost something going to Sirius, maybe it was just his audience

  28. lwomack58 says:
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    Steamers for tomorrow?
    Newcomb vs Phil-SON +10
    Woodruff vs Min-SON +0.7
    Montero vs Tex-SON +7.3
    Eickhoff @ Atl–SON -13

    2. Would you pickup Rondon for ROS

    Thanks and have a good day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lwomack58: Don’t love these… Montero 2. Sure

  29. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    This whole Hoskins situation is starting to feel very Metsy. It’s not like he’s 21, he’s freaking 24! They’re going to play him in left? WTF? Why? We’re going to risk injuring this guy, yet we’re worried about his arb clock?

    Tommy Joseph is a power hitting 1B only guy with 16 homers in 400+ PA. That’s awful!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t follow what they’re thinking… They need ToJo in the lineup to win 65 games? Why not just bench ToJo and let Hoskins play to see what you have?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Do they think Joseph has trade value? He obviously doesn’t. The Yanks would rather roll out dead people, and guys like Garrett Cooper who sound more like an English character actor than a ballplayer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe they were asking for too much? They prolly couldn’t even get an MR for him… I mean Chase Headley or ToJo? Okay, ToJo, but by enough to warrant them actually trading anything for him? And does ToJo’s value increase from him being played?

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: No to all of these, at least Headley plays third too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then it’s just the Phils basically in a relationship that they know is over but they refuse to believe it

  30. Righty says:
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    Baez or Albies ROS? Debating who I hold to spell Story out of my MI when I decide to try and actually win the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  31. Bobby says:
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    In 1st place in a standard 12-team Yahoo keeper league. My biggest weakness is closers – I currently have Herrera, Vizcaino, Norris, Brach, & Madson.

    I’m going to have to trade for a decent closer (Belisle and Ziegler are still on the waiver wire), but I’m not sure which one. I’ve got offers for Edwin Diaz, Cody Allen, and Trevor Rosenthal. Rank these closers as which will be best ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz, Allen

  32. vee says:
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    Hey Grey, starting Godley today at home vs LAD? tempted to. i think he’ll let a few in but still be decent..

    thx as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @vee:
      I am!

  33. Random Collmenter says:
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    Deal $1 Knebel for $7 Addison Russell in a dynasty league where I’m not competing this year? 6×6 roto with QS and OPS. My pitching is weak though… and I already have Correa at SS.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  34. Weird Fishes says:
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    Grey I seek your wise counsel. Who’s the drop to pick up Rhys … AJ Ramos, Ketel Marte or Albies ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  35. Maeda says:
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    Are we starting Maeda today @ AZ? He’s been good, but so has AZ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • Maeda says:
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        @Grey: Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. BillieJak says:
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    I have Been offered EE for McCullers in a keeper. What’cha think about that?
    I’m not going to win this year.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @BillieJak:
      Nah. For a keeper I stay young.

  37. Brad says:
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    Would you start wacha in KC tonight?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  38. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Fun Fact: Josh Hader is hosting a party for his teammates called the Player Hader’s Ball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  39. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Stringer Bell will always be Stringer Bell no matter what other roles Stringer Bell gets.

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: My GF sent me a screen shot last night of Stringer Bell on an episode the Office!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Teddy Heater: Yeah he had a reoccurring role in one of the later seasons. I liked to think he rose to his management position by blackmail and murder.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Right before he took the CFO position, he sat on a roof top and recalled his rough upbringing.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Haha, I don’t remember that…(3) but yes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want him to do variations of Stringer Bell though, just so I can get a taste of SB again

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: He is shooting people in that awful looking tower movie. Isn’t he actually a theater trained thespian, or am I making that up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s British, so I think all their actors are trained

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Serious question, if you had one show to watch or rewatch right now, what would you pick? I’m leaning Wire or BB.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Actually thinking about rewatching BB this fall but…BUT! I’ve rewatched The Wire 3 times in my life (with 3 different girlfriends)

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: I’ve only watched each once. Think I’m going with The Wire. Of course I’ll have time this month, could get to both. Maybe The Americans before BB? I’ve never watched it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh you have to watch The Americans, man, cmon… It’s so good, seriously, you won’t be disappointed

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Well shit, I thought it was on Netflix but it’s not. Have to pay on demand, so there goes that for now.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Bummer

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Did you ever see when he was the love interest in The Big C? I was so confused, “he’s english?” “Wait, he’s a loving artist?” “Does he still own a Fed/Ex Kinkos?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy thing is he’s more believable as an American, and he’s totally British… Never saw that show, BTW

  40. Teddy Heater says:
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    Thanks for the shout out !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johan Santana!

  41. CMUTimmah says:
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    You think Mike Pagliarulo was good? You should see me hit a softball…. except replace homers with singles, and a 19 year old minor leaguer with a 40 year old over weight man under-handing the ball lol

    Random thought after looking at my league page… Jose Urena/Mychal Givens were traded for Kimbrel. WTF? First off, whenever I see Urena’s name I remove the N. Mychal Givens reminds me that parents need to stop trying to be creative when spelling names. And lastly, I just picture the Trump “worst trade deal in the history of trade deals” meme.
    Obviously Kimbrel side, just mad I didn’t trade a heap of trash for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, those trades annoy me for that reason mostly… I wish I did it!

  42. mthom42 says:
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    Drop Franco for
    Peralta, Morales, Bautista, Story, Gallo, or Polanco?

    ROS (H2H pts)

    • mthom42 says:
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      @mthom42: any comments?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mthom42: Sorry, must’ve missed it 1st time… Polanco

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks! No worries!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. wwar says:
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    10 team, H2H, 6×6, Dynasty
    Hosmer and Quintana
    or
    Brantley, Story, CarGonzalez
    My offense is anemic and my pitching is thin.
    Please and thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer side, not close

      • wwar says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I thought, but, you know, why think for myself when I have Razzball.
        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  44. Lubey says:
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    @Grey

    Marte or Parra

    Thanks brotha

    • Lubey says:
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      @Lubey: starling and gerardo btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  45. Glenn Halpern says:
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    hi grey,
    I gotta make one more SP pickup, not thrilled about my options – folty, Morton, happ, ryu..any preference?
    thanks!
    glenn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  46. henncoop says:
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    Recently traded Miggy, Colome, & Giles for Shaw, Cole, & Berrios in a keeper league where I was leading the league in saves but needed holds & Berrios can be kept as a 25th round pick for next year ….thinking I did OK on that trade.
    Sad to see Miggy circling the drain but he is a certain hall of famer …no doubt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  47. Foul balls says:
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    hey grey, thanks for all your advice spot on. Need hr,s bad pick up gallo and drop either zimmer, maybin or jbats. currently have donaldson kseager EE and smoak at 1st-3rd or should i drop one of them for gallo. thanks kindly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo over Maybin

      • Foul balls says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. Raoul Duke says:
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    Who should I drop for Brandon Woodruff? Luke Weaver, Ryan Madson or Brandon Kintzler? I own Doolittle and I have been carrying the other two in case Doolittle hits a rough patch. Weaver pitched well when he was up just not sure if he gets brought back up this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

    • Raoul Duke says:
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      @Raoul Duke: Thank you.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  49. dustyfingers says:
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    Chad Pinder or Ketel Marte ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  50. tank1 says:
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    Better long-term keeper – Judge or Bellinger? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

  51. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Which one plays today?
    M.Cabrera @PIT(Kuhl)
    N.Mazara @NYM(Fleten)
    E.Thames @MIN(Mejia)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

      • Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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        @Grey:

        Mejia is a lefty!

  52. on says:
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    Villar or Albies ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  53. tank1 says:
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    Grey, appreciate all of your great advice throughout the season. My team is falling out of it and I am starting to look toward next year. How would you rank the following for keepers next season – Odor, Schoop, Smoak, A. Wood and Ray? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, Odor, Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am the life path!

  54. Robert says:
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    If/when Hoskins is called up, do you think he will do better than Desmond for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  55. dtbran says:
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    Hey Grey, not sure lineups yet but how would you rank these 3 for tonight
    Miggy @ PIT
    ODB @ ATL
    CDavis @ LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know matchups

      • dtbran says:
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        @Grey: Miggy vs Kuhl
        ODB vs Teheran and CDavis vs Bridwell

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis, ODB

  56. What up Grey, what are your thoughts on Carlos Rodon? Great outings against Cleveland and Boston, hes going against Houston Thursday. Should I drop Rosario or Moncada to pick him up? And of those two, who has a better ROS with what you have seen so far?

    I also have a trade pending for their Trout/Gio Gonzales for my Judge, McCutcheon and Rivero.

    10 team ROTO
    Thoughts bruh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Rosario… trout side it’s fair

  57. Michael DePinto says:
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    How do you rank Bregman, Moncada and Rosario for both ROS and the future?

    My opinion is for ROS it would be Bregman – Moncada – Rosario and for the future it would be Moncada – Bregman – Rosario.

    Do you agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them for ROS — hard to say for future, likely agree with you

  58. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you give up Murphy, Duffy, Gausman and Bradley for Kluber, Kimbrel, Paxton and Carpenter? Asking for a friend…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  59. Polish n says:
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    Keepers league;
    Story Berrios or Moustakas?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story, close, depends on league depth

  60. Grey, this guy wants to just do Gio for my Judge.
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s terrible

      • Pawn Shop guy: Ill trade you this Gio

        Me: Grey whataya think?

        Grey: Its terrible

        Pawn Shop guy: What? Its a 2017 Gio!!

        Me: Hey, dont Judge me buddy

        Couldnt help it Grey…..later lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  61. TomToms says:
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    Would you drop any of these players

    Jerad Eickhoff (Wed, Aug 9 at Atl)
    Tyler Skaggs (Thu, Aug 10 at Sea)

    for any of the following? If yes, which ones would you drop and add?

    Trevor Williams (Sat, Aug 12 at Tor)
    Tanner Roark (Thu, Aug 10 vs Mia)
    J.A. Happ (vs Pit)

    Thanks,
    Tom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs, Roark

  62. vee says:
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    reynaldo lopez on CWS … must add for upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  63. tank1 says:
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    Best speed option – Dyson, R. Davis or Maybin? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  64. jedlatham says:
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    Grey,

    Cozart (if healthy), Villar, or DeJong?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  65. Btdrnks says:
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    See any reason for holding onto Wil Myers in a 12-team keeper points league if I already have Abreu and Posey (and Sanchez). Thinking of grabbing a new bat to stash (Hoskins?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him

  66. Btdrnks says:
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    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  67. on says:
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    Margot or Polanco for keeper? roughly same upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, roughly same

  68. Robert says:
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    Reynaldo Lopez over Taillon or Straily in a h2h redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  69. Nick says:
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    Grey !!?
    Tim Beckham + Gallo on FA,,, over Myers + Taillon? or Odor
    i’m short at Of now with Springer / Desmond/ TreaT on DL

    Taillon is no good only has heartbeat when alive
    and Myers ,,, duh?
    Odor ? double duh !?

    My Keeper team:
    C? there’s no C ! (dropped Wieters)
    1B Goldy/ Encarnacion
    2B Alty / Cesar / Odor!!?
    3B Lamb
    SS Didi / Arcia
    OF are : Merrifield and Margot + Myers?!
    Springer / Desmond/ TreaT on DL
    Acuna on NA

    Sp are becoming Top Notch
    SP: Archer / Severino/ Salazar / Gio
    P: Charlie Morton / Maeda / Ryu / Adam Conley + Taillon !?
    RP: KJansen / Allen / Alex Claudio / Kirby Yates

    Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham over Taillon

  70. Dommattingly says:
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    Hanley Ramirez was dropped in my league. Haven’t been following him too close this season. Should I drop Parra for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, he’s hurt

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @Grey: ah! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  71. speill says:
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    Thanks for the great write up! Pitching question. Do you think is wise to start Greinke tomorrow at home vs Dodgers? I can afford to sit him as I’m on a pace for 210 starts in max 200 start league. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  72. Mr Glass says:
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    Got drunk the other day sent a trade offer, ended up forgetting and I didn’t check my team cause I had a sizeable lead and it got accepted last night lol. I got Greinkie for Benny baseball and Ervin Santana whoops ¯\_(?)_/¯

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound awful

  73. RomaPizzaOfStuartFL says:
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    2 things

    1. Fuck villar don’t know if I can cuss on here

    2. Thames or Desmond ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha 2. Thames

  74. trailor park boy says:
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    Shoupd I drop Kela, or Honeywell for Reynoldo lopez? Should I drop both of them one for Lopez and one for hoskins, or about nyone else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  75. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the help earlier. The ask for Murphy was too much, so my trading partner is asking for Justin Turner instead. Thoughts on the following?

    Give Turner and Bradley for Kimbrel and Quintana or Tanaka, with my moving Carpenter from bench to 3B. Do you take the deal and if so, which SP do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it with Quintana

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Last question, who would you take for a bench bat? Hernan Perez (2B, 3B, SS, OF) Villar (2B, 3B, SS), or Peraza (2B, SS, OF)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perez

  76. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases, and hits added.
    C zunino
    1B myers
    2B beckham (1B/SS)
    SS semien
    3B longo
    OF (3) souza/stanton/trout
    util (2) margot maybin
    BN cowart (2B/3B)/chapman
    DL avisail/desmond
    NA hoskins

    1. who’s my drop for avisail back, could be him himself. i probably need cowart as the backup for 2B/SS (he doesn’t play SS but semien or beckham is off it works)

    2. hicks is back soon. who’s the drop there (margot maybe)
    3. sunday was dropped, who’s a drop for him. he’s been cold lately, but awesome and by far the best overall hitter in FA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Chapman 2. Hicks 3. Margot

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: so #2 means hicks isn’t an add to this team (i don’t have hicks already)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, yeah, no add

          • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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            @Grey: for a completely different league with 3 BN spots (deeper benches, 12 teams). same hitting specs. drop brocktune or fisher first for hedges?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Meh, I’d go Chapman then over Fisher

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Fisher

  77. Wilson says:
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    Pls rank starters tomorrow.
    McHugh @CWS (Gonzalez)
    Gausman @LAA
    Bauer vs COL (Senzatela)
    Leake vs KC (Cahill)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, McHugh

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

    1) Yo Grey I think you know the drill! Got 6 adds I can use this week so do you see 6 worthwhile streams below?

    8/9
    Newcomb vs. PHI (10.1)
    Bauer vs. COL (8.2)
    Montero vs. TEX (7.3)
    Cotton vs. SEA (2.7)
    Cahill @STL (-3.3)
    Roark vs. MIA (?)
    Eickhoff @ATL (-10.7)
    Nova @DET (-17.7)

    8/10
    Lamet @CIN (-2.2)
    Hammel @STL (-2.6)
    Rodon vs. HOU (-3.2)
    Lugo @PHI (-12.1)

    8/11
    R Lopez vs. KC (?)

    8/12
    Bundy @OAK (-4.1)
    Folty @STL (-8.7)
    Clevinger @TB (-10.0)
    Chacin @LAD (-11.5)
    JC Ramirez @SEA (-11.7)

    8/13
    Sims @STL (-8.7)

    2) Should I be using an spare adds (assuming there aren’t 6 good streams above) to make any add/drops on my team for any of those SPs in general? I think what I’m looking for is you to tell me to drop Hanley … ?

    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Lindor
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Myers, Souza
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
    (6) Bench: H. Ramirez

    (2) DL: Springer

    (3) SP: deGrom, Severino, Lynn
    (2) RP: Knebel, Ramos
    (4) P: Hand, Betances, Corbin, Ryu
    (6) Bench: J. Gray, Morton, Gausman, McHugh, Castillo

    (2) DL: McCullers

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Ha wow I just realized how much SON hates pretty all my options this week… sorry if those made you sick!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Got stoned and posting late today, huh? I’d grab Reynaldo and hold to see how he looks, over Corbin, though I don’t know Corbin’s matchups this week… Rest of these streams are not good, Bauer only one I’d consider

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah man new job’s had me busy the last few days so glad I caught ya before it was too late tonight! Appreciate the help as always and yeah I’ll grab Lopez for now but still over Corbin instead of Hanley? Corbin’s vs. CHC (0.8) and @HOU (-17.8) next according to SON but here’s the other matchups for guys already rostered and on the bubble? I know you also like Roark in general so maybe pickup him too over someone?

        McHugh @CHW (6.9), @ARI (-4.1)
        Gausman @LAA (-3.8, @SEA (0.4)
        L Castillo vs. SD (11.1), @CHC (-10.5)
        Morton @TEX (-4.1), vs. ARI (6.6)
        J Gray @MIA (1.7), vs. ATL (-10.5)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I guess you can lose Hanley, though I wouldn’t start Corbin in those starts… Roark over Morton there

  79. JP says:
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    Would you deal Deavers/Ryu for J.D. Martinez in a keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  80. Dommattingly says:
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    10 team H2H
    pick 2 ROS
    Margot
    Parra
    C Davis
    Dex Fowler
    Carlos Gomez

    Thanks!!

  81. DonnieB says:
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    Who do you drop for Hoskins: CarGo, Schwarber, Polanco or Margot? Thanks.

    • Fabsy says:
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      @DonnieB: Cargo

  82. Small hands make my Cishek look big says:
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    12 team mixed. Need to drop one: Kipnis or Semien? Need steals more than runs, if that helps. Thanks!

  83. FrankGrimes says:
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    Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamb!

  84. Baby Boston says:
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    Should I do this trade . Am only 5×5

    Betts $25
    Ryan Healey $15

    For

    Smoak &3

  85. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Grab Rhys and drop Morales?

    My OF is k. Davis, Ramirez and Margot (just grabbed with Belt’s injury – put him in a DL spot. Is he ready to start in fantasy or only a stash. PS I hate that I own/start Morales.

    Thanks as always in advance.

  86. Brett says:
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    IAn happ Clint Frazier or Margot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

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