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Yesterday, Jose Berrios went 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, bringing his two-game ERA to 0.59.  Hi ho the Berrios, snitches!  Here’s what I said previously on Jose Berrios (because this is instructive, and not out of laziness), “In Triple-A, Berrios threw 75 2/3 IP and had a 2.62 ERA with a 9.9 K/9 and a 1.7 BB/9.  That’s Sizzlean that you leave on top of your camel’s head as you gallop through the Sahara heat.  You don’t usually see that kind of sample size — that’s what she said! — in Triple-A.  You know why?  Most major league teams promote guys who are as good as Berrios.  Most teams also don’t tie a player’s paycheck to a string then drag said check right in front of the player’s feet, just out of their reach.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Here’s the kicker.  That was from two years ago!  I’ve loved this guy for a long time — that’s not what she said!  His first two games I’d describe as ‘a little difficult’ to pretty easy.  His next start at Baltimore will be the true test.  If you’re in a competitive league, you need to own him now before he goes out and throws a gem in Balty-more (they call it that, right?).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, up to 2.07.  Now two terrible games since I told you to sell him, 11 earned runs in his last 20 IP pitched.  The Regression Fairies are just batting him around like a bunch of kittens with a dead gerbil.  A dead gerbil they got out of Richard Gere’s can.

Trevor Story – Cleared for a rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque.  No relation to Al.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  I’ve finally collated all the cocktail napkins I’ve collected from every Marriott in the entire world, now I will place them by this open window– NOOOO!!!  Arenado!!!

Josh Bell – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and his 4th homer in the last six games.  The Pirates aren’t good.  This is only news to the Comatose Pirates Fan.  “With Polanco, Taillon, Glasnow, Marte and McCutchen, we can walk away with this thing.  What?  Why is everyone looking at me funny?  I was in a coma for two months, what’s happened?  Someone tell me!”  Finding bright spots here is like looking for ones at a Roberto Kelly family reunion.  So, what on this green Earth that Al Gore masturbates to is C**nt Hurdle doing subbing Bell out every game?  Are you really playing matchups with your best hitter?  You need to double switch just to make yourself feel smart?  Guess what, doode, it is backfiring.  You look like a moron.  You don’t switch out your cleanup hitter?!  Hurdle is been playing John Jaso Jingleheimer Schmidt (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .165) for the last two years like that’s a thing.  A guy who hits like Bell (GIF to follow), should not be subbed out, especially when he’s the one player your fans have to look forward to.  As for fantasy, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you don’t need to wait for that.

Tyler Glasnow – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 7.34.  That ERA is pretty sad, but this being his best game, and he gave up two more unearned runs, is sad in its own right.

Adam Frazier – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th double to go with his one homer and zero steals on the year.  Damn, I’m throwing shade like Fonzworth Bentley.  Nah, Frazier’s not the next Trout, but he is hitting .347, and could be a hot schmotato.

Tanner Roark – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.73.  For what it’s Werth, I told everyone in the preseason to avoid Roark.  Mr. Roark will not fulfill your fantasies.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .320.  Since we’re there with Roark, I told everyone to avoid Murphy too, but I can spin that too, if you like.  In May, he’s hitting .250.  Okay, maybe I’m not a spin doctor, but little Grey can’t be wrong.

Joely Rodriguez – 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  So, when did the Philly manager suspect it wasn’t Rodriguez’s day?  “You get eight out of 10 out, you’re an ace!”  *takes a moment*  “Oh, he let eight out of 10 on, yeah, let’s take him out.”

Tommy Joseph – and his 6th homer, and 4th homer in the last eight games.  Okay, need a quick reminder of why I loved him this preseason?  He is a 30-homer hitter.  I’ve heard all about Bob Hoskins’ kid, Rhys, but Joseph is in the majors and hitting for power.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .216.  He was about as overdue as my Goonies Blockbuster video rental.

Ryan Rua – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  My dog, Ted, is watching Cupcake Wars on The Food Network over my left shoulder, so it’s a good time to point out RBIs is not the number of Ron Ben-Israel’s.

Martin Perez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  Without looking it up (crack analysis!), I’m going to say this was Perez’s best strikeout game ever.

Amir Garrett – 4 IP, 6 ER as Muslim Mrs. Garrett was recalled from the minors, bumping Cloris Leachman from the rotation.  Super psyched to see Muslim Mrs. Garrett return to pitch in Wrigley rather than his originally scheduled home game vs. the crappy-on-the-road Rockies this weekend.  Super, super psyched.  Is the sarcasm coming through?

Zack Cozart – 2-for-5, 1 RBI.  Was about to put him in the Buy column for later today when I saw he was owned in 70% of leagues.  Generally surprised and impressed by that.  Guess a guy still hitting .352 three weeks into May isn’t as unknown as I thought.  Go figure.

Javier Baez – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .248, as he hits in front of the pitcher.  Hey, I love Ian Happ (2-for-4, 1 run) as much as the next guy, but if the Cubs are really thinking about sending him down (which I’m not convinced of anymore), do you really bat Happ cleanup?  Hard to argue with the results, and not simply because you’d look like a loon arguing with something amorphous.

Jordan Montgomery – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.81.  I’m going to leave my Pepsi right here on the counter of this remote dungeon in Kazakhstan, could someone watch it?  Thanks!  *five hours later*  Why is that guy calling an eBay seller about my kidney?  AHHHHHH!!!  Roofie!!!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.97.  Solid bounce back from Duffy, and he’ll likely go 6 IP, 4 ER next time out, then a 7 IP, 2 ER game, then…Well, you get the picture.  He’s a 3.50 ERA give or take about .25.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-1, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .500.  All Just Dong does is just dong.  Seriously.  You can look it up (don’t look it up).

Victor Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games, hitting .270.  Apparently, it’s much easier for Victor Martinez to picture his vision board from the on-deck circle when there’s another Martinez hitting in front of him.

Manny Machado – Sat out yesterday with a sore index finger.  Took him a few minutes to get across to a trainer what the problem was.  Trainer, “What’s the problem?”  Machado held up his index finger.  Trainer, “Okay, I’ll wait a minute.”

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .273.  Mr. Jones hit this home run in honor of the passing of Chris Cornell, who was not in the Counting Crows, but who I used to think was in the Counting Crows.  Thanks, Mr. Jones.  Grey is my favorite color.

Chris Davis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .267.  It’s always fun (if you own him) to see how long a guy like this stays hot.  He has five homers in the last five games, and I bet he gets to 13 homers overall before he cools.

Seth Smith – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  The Lisper’s Nightmare put a charge into that one, screaming, “To the Thethelleth!”  Though, no one knows why someone with a lisp would scream out “To the Seychelles.”  Was that what he was saying?

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.97.  About ten days ago, I told you to sell him.  Can’t make this stuff up.  Well, I could, but you can check it pretty easily.

Doug Fister – Signed with the Angels.  About time he found his way home, no better place for Fister/Pujols than The Big A.

Khris Davis – 2-for-3 and his 12th homer.  Oh boy, Khris/Chris Davis are both hot at the same time.  I don’t know if the world can handle this.  It’s like when Armageddon came out and then Deep Impact.   The audience can stay engaged with just so many Khris/Chris Davises.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .272.  Someone tell my brain to stop thinking about how Lowrie is doing better than Odor.  Make it stop!

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .254.  I’m glad he homered on a short schedule day, because in one league where I have him he’s been getting benched on the reg.

Justin Bour – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  To-Jo, Bell, Bour, my corner infidel cup runneth over.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, taking Ryu deep.  Yelich hit that homer extra hard because just seeing Ryu gets him so mad.  “Ryu old enough?  Ryu old enough?  How about you shove it, mister?!”

Edinson Volquez – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.95, as he was activated from the DL.  Wait, that was his last start when he was activated.  Oh well, I had a one-in-three chance of being right about a pitcher being activated.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  When Puig lets one fly!

Justin Turner – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury.  Note to self:  forget afternoon sell on Turner, BABIP doesn’t matter if he’s hurt.

Kenta Maeda – Will make a rehab start today, which is utterly insane.  He’s not even hurt.  This is like when you lie so much you forget the truth.  The Dodgers don’t even know who’s hurt or healthy anymore.

Eric Sogard – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .588 with two homers, and two four-hit games in the last week. *drum roll, Commissioner Rob Manfred opens envelope*  NL MVP…Eric Sogard!  Damn, preseason favorite.  Yeah, I don’t know where it’s coming from, but I’m pretty sure it won’t continue since he’s a .240 hitter in 1200 major league at-bats.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  For those keeping track, Renfroe’s homered twice this week on two short schedule days.  That’s two for two on batty calls.  Might be the start of a relationship if he starts Eskimo kissing my nipples.

Brad Miller – Hit the DL with a lower abdominal strain.  Here’s how the conversation with Miller went with the Rays’ organization.  “Sorry to hear you’re injured.”  “I’m not injured.”  “Yes, you are.”  “But–”  Fingers to Miller’s lips, “Shh, don’t speak.”  The Rays’ GM is Dianne Wiest, by the way.

James Paxton – Threw a bullpen session and he told everyone it went “great.”  Hopefully that’s the quote and he’s not putting quotes around great to say it wasn’t great.

Mitch Haniger – Ready for his rehab assignment, and should be ready to return next Tuesday, i.e., Mitch Please (Feat. Xzibit & Nate Dogg).

Sam Gaviglio – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Sammy “The Bull” Gaviglio had a 4.4 K/9 in Triple-A, so I’d wait until he goes into Witness Protection and comes back as Klayton Cershaw.

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-4, 3 runs, and a slam (2) and a double legs (11, 12).  Damn, when did Denny’s start serving chicken?

James Pazos – M’s GM said this left-hander could be the first guy to get saves while Edwin Diaz gets his shizz together.  Or to paraphrase De La Soul, “Pazos like they used to say.”

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4, and his 4th homer.  Maybe he’s finally coming out of his funk that has him toeing the Mendoza Line.  *sees ROS projections that have Frazier batting .230*  Well, relatively out of the funk.  Pseudo-funk.  The P-funk, so to speak.

Tim Anderson – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in three games, hitting near-.550 in the last week.  Howdy doodie to you, hot schmotato!

Freddie Freeman – Fractured left wrist and out for two months.  Oofa, that’s about the worst news you could get.  You had a small heart attack yesterday after walking in on your wife sleeping with your father-in-law.  That news is not as bad.  Honestly, there’s no sugarcoating this news.  You have to DL him, and play matchups for two months.  Hopefully, your league is shallow enough that you can find some decent week to week replacements.  The Braves signed James Loney as a replacement.  Here’s hoping your choices are better.

Julio Teheran – 3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 5.47.  Pro tip, Teheran:  After you get a warning for throwing at someone, throw at another person to get kicked out.  It’ll save your ERA.  By the way, I told you to sell Teheran when his era was sub-3.

Marcus Stroman – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.00, and he pitchslapped Teheran.  Yeah, I’m not done with Julio.  Teheran took that so massively on the chin that, as he was walking off the field, they should’ve played Bombs Over Baghdad.

Kendrys Morales – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Does anyone inspire less excitement than Kendrys?  I mean, Descalso, Adeiny, et al (not the Israeli airline) are not good, but Kendrys is okay, just so boring.

Kevin Pillar – Suspended for two games after admitting to using a homophobic slur after Jason Motte quick-pitched him.  I thought Pillar said, “Quick-pitching me?  You’re a Pillar baiter!”

   
  1. Bill says:
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    Rank for Util: Smoak, Ian Happ, Werth, T Shaw

  2. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    honestly though, outside of RCL’s (36 SP or so owned) he was gone with news of his call up if not before when it comes to competitive leagues. 12’s with as few as 6 SP owned and up

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: and on freeman i’m seeing 10-12 weeks, that’s probably closer to 3 months till useful MLB at bats return (if rounding off is yr bag)

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Fungazi: exactly, mine varied from anywhere between 3 days early (during the time around here when people were crying wolf on him being up) till maybe like you said, 4 hours after news broke. obviously doesn’t include dynasties. i’m in 12-20’s roto/h2h’s. actually probably drafted/stashed in NA slot but i won’t count those really, even with 1 slot it’s not really comparable. after literally going to the well on him 2-4 times in most leagues last year i missed all of it this year, albeit some of it caused by moves being used up.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: i don’t think that stuff is even updated more than maybe once a month or so. remember that is same company that in it’s draft interface they quit after 260 EVEN SHOWING what the ADP’s are. this isn’t something that would have to be done by hand either, that’s how F’ing lazy espn is.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: even if it does happen to be accurate it has nothing to do with my leagues, which aren’t filled with deadbeat owners that fail to attempt to improve their teams, thus why he’s gone weeks ago.

  3. brettswilson says:
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    Great stuff as always. 3 tings-
    1. How long does one hang on to Odor?
    2. Does Gattis play enough to be rosterable?
    3. Would you call Duffy a streamer at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brettswilson: 1. Hold 2. In some leagues 3. In some leagues

  4. Chris says:
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    Hi. This is gold. It’s like 50/50 for me in terms of fantasy baseball advice and writing.

    “Manny Machado – Sat out yesterday with a sore index finger. Took him a few minutes to get across to a trainer what the problem was. Trainer, “What’s the problem?” Machado held up his index finger. Trainer, “Okay, I’ll wait a minute.”

  5. Lyricist says:
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    Great to see Lloyd JustDong and Harry Dumber picking it up for the Tigers while Miggy does nothing and is injured like whatever Pillar called Motte. j/k

    Santana/Cabrera(oblique)/Yonder(knee) 1B/UT/BckUp
    I drop (4thOF) Yoc Pederson for Lo-Cain(wrist)(hitter-tronlove) and no doubt about to go 0-28 for the next week while I wait for Mitch, please!

    I need a valid UT backup/I drafted Motown ToJo and dropped him for YonderOaklandDrumBand a bit ago. Shall I reverse said decision and add back LongOverdueMoTownTojo or Stand over Yonder and wait?

      • lyricist says:
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        @Grey: LOL. breadnbutter asks you essentially the same question w/o the surrounding bs in another 10 posts and you choose Tommy Joseph. Enjoy your weekend. Rougie should pay some dividends vs Detroit, hopefully.

  6. Chris says:
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    The writing here is at least 50 per cent why I love coming to this website. Beyond the great advice, it’s fun, it’s lively and it’s funny. Long-time reader; just wanted to say that in the wake of the machado blurb. Hilarious. Marks brothers meets hunter s.

  7. DrEasy says:
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    Teheran’s ERA got so big they write it TehERAn now.

    Bullets over Broadway and Bombs over Baghdad references, Grey is in a violent mood.

  8. Mike in Busan says:
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    Very nice Bullets over Broadway reference. Underrated film.

  9. breadnbutter says:
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    Berrios or R. Hill?

  10. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Someone in my 10 team league just dropped Edwin Diaz….he has to be picked up, right? It’s not like the Mariners have a Justin Wilson or Corey Knebel ready to jump in, it’s more like the Nats bullpen, just going to throw a bunch of crap at the wall until they deem Diaz ready to retake the role. I’d likely be dropping Eduardo Rodriguez for him, my weakest starter.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Pazos has a 2.41 ERA and 12 K/9 in 18 IP this season. I’d stash Diaz if you have room, but Pazos might run away with the job.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I would listen to CGS. I think holding isn’t a bad idea unless you are holding while other closers are just sitting on the wire. The indication is he’s working something out so how long that takes is unknown but stashing on a week to week basis and adjust accordingly isn’t a bad idea. The quality of arms to throw in ones place is not the best way to think about these.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: the diaz situation is better than the feliz one, diaz is the best RP on that team and they long term want him to be doing it (or should). feliz was only closing in the first place due to
      1. MIL not expecting to compete really
      2. trade value for feliz
      nobody in their right mind actually thought feliz was best RP on MIL even going back to march.
      feliz in his last year in TEX in the preseason actually attempted to argue that his velo loss was a “good thing”

  11. Greys bum hair says:
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    Do you like hanigar or Zimmer ROS ?

    Thanks

  12. GoFisch says:
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    Time to Drop Teheran and add top avail: Perdomo, Cobb, robbie ray, Waino, urias, Santiago?
    12team H2H

  13. breadnbutter says:
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    Yonder Alonso or Tommy Joseph?

  14. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Write-up so good, so informative. Many thanks, bruh!

    a. Sogard=NerdPower, according to the Oakland As fanbase. …https://www.google.dk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwio8svn2vvTAhVCMhoKHWENDeEQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fpin%2F443252788297424734%2F&psig=AFQjCNFhPD07C2pLZBT5Tlj_ApUYQJ1k5A&ust=1495274779740303..

    b. Really busy ’cause Friday’s are a short day here so…..

    John Rambo Quote of the day for May 19-21

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Anything?’

    Sheriff: ‘- He took a radio off one of my deputies.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Then he has to be listening.’

    Sheriff: ‘If I was in his position, I’d try to pick up some information. Maybe catch some cross talk.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Of course, he’s listening. He’s not gonna break radio silence.’

    Sheriff: ‘No, not for us, but he might do it for you, Colonel. He’s your boy, isn’t he? Maybe you can talk him into sparing all our lives by giving himself up.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘I can try.’

    Sheriff: ‘At least, we’d get a radio fix on his position, if you don’t mind setting him up for us…’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Setting him up for you?’

    Sheriff: ‘It’s like bringing the pigeons to the cat! Thanks for bringing your people out.’

    State Police Officer: ‘Any time, Will.’

    Sheriff: ‘C’mon, Bobby, put the magazine away, will ya? Pay attention. I mean we may only get one crack at this.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Company leader calling Raven. Come on Raven. Company leader calling Raven. Company leader to Raven. Talk to me, Johnny. Company leader to identify Baker Team: Rambo, Messner, Ortega, Coletta, Jorgensen, Danforth, Berry, Krakauer. Confirm. This is Colonel Trautman. Talk to me, Johnny.

    Rambo: ‘They’re all gone, Sir.’

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Yeah, I heard, thought it was corny B. Nice!

  15. Dalinkdink says:
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    No comment about Sonny Gray being short? But do you think he’s back to being good or just kind of get some popcorn and watch for a bit?

  16. Jacobi Barron says:
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    Should I drop Jorge soler for Mitch haniger ?

  17. The Biz says:
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    Thanks for not making Freeman the lede, I felt bad enough! First that idiot Marte, now Freeman. ? is, Josh Bell or the just dropped Kendrys to fill for Freddie? Drop in 12 team redraft? Wrist injuries aren’t exactly the best for power upon return either.

    Happy Friday!

    • The Biz says:
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      @The Biz:

      Also received offer, give Lynn and Andrus, get Degrom and Longo. Would play H Perez/Beckham at SS.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @The Biz:
        I’d want DeGrom and Longo.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @The Biz: hold Freeman, Bell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Biz: He was lede yesterday, try to avoid back to back ledes… Bell

      • The Biz says:
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        @Grey: now depressed.

  18. hewhohesitateislost says:
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    Grey! Need some major help man!

    I play in a 16 team keeper league. 5X4 (no WHP) so pitching is devalued. 28 man roster. We play 3 OFers, NO MI or CI, & only 1 C. Weekly line up. We have an auction and Free agent draft (I will not explain, complicates things)

    Roster/lineup:
    C: Rivera NYM & Murphy Col (hurt)
    1B: Goldschmidt Ari, Reynolds Col, Bellinger LAD, Hoskins PHI (minors)
    2B: Hernandez PHI
    SS: Andrus Tex, Tulo TOR, Torres NYY (minors)
    3B: Seager Sea
    OF: Upton Det, Hamilton Cin, DeShields Tex, Hicks NYY, Haninger Sea (inj), & Altherr PHI,

    I was really hurting on SPing preseason, but all the injuries to SPers have decimated my opponents by sheer luck. I had missed on every SPer name worth bidding on during the auction.

    SP: Gray Col (inj), Paxton Sea (inj), Lackey CHI, Boyd Det, Hahn Oak, Norris Det, & Faria TB (minors)
    RPers: Allen Cle, Giles Hou, & Givens Balt

    My question: I have a chance to get Betts, but is it worth the price talentwise? The players in the deal make the $$ work based on their contract, again I left the money out.

    I send Tulo Tor (expiring contract), Upton Det OF (1 year left), Allen Cle Rp (expiring) & Bellinger LAD 1B/OF (another year left, free $$$)

    He send Betts (1 year left), Ramos Mia RP (expiring), Triggs Oak, & either Santana Min or Shoemake LAA

    Does my side make me stronger (Betts I best player w/ adding 2 solid Spers) or am I losing too much talent. I am currently 12-0 (we play double headers) so I am in good shape right now in my league.

    Thanks ahead of time!!!!

    ps I know I need SPing but the asking price is waaaayyyyy too high for players like Tanaka NYY (lost offer want my 10% of my earning and a kidney).

  19. Don says:
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    Timmy Anderson or Cozart?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Don:
      Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Agree w/ MP

  20. Jim says:
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    Drop Schoop or Zimmerman for Bell or hold?

  21. William Hung says:
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    Walker @ SD, Moore @ STL, Wheeler v. Angels, or Perdomo v. ARI?

  22. Wesley Swipes says:
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    Jose Reyes, Mancini, Renfroe or Pederson for bench bat?

  23. Lee says:
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    As a Sub for Freeman, have Healy and Marwan on bench (has 1b elig in yahoo) Also Again, Vmart and Bell are available. Would like 2 have 2 on my roster. Thinking Healy and then pick up bell for Marwan. What are your thoughts?

    • Lee says:
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      @Lee: A-gon , not “again”

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Lee: Bell. Not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Agree w/ CGS

  24. Gregarious says:
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    Hey Grey – guy in my league just lost Freddie (and J Turner…and Story…and Cano…poor dude). Anyways, thinking of offering my Zimmerman and Lo Cain for his Springer…thumbs up or thumbs down?

    Thanks man

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Gregarious:
      Springer, if you can get him.

  25. H says:
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    It feels wrong even asking, but drop Salazar for Berrios?

    Also trade offer, Severino and Robertson for Kluber. Which side? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Hold…Kluber, but fair

  26. Carns says:
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    Baltimore to natives is “Ball-more” or “balmer” if you wanna get really greasy…

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Carns: seriously, don’t people watch the Wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carns: I wanna get greasy!

  27. Luvdarooks says:
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    What your expectations for deLeon?
    And when is your ETA. Thanks!

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @Luvdarooks:

      As a Rays fan, most are expecting him to come up after the all star break. He’s just now pitching in the minors (low-A) and should be up at AAA for his next start. Outside of an injury, his best chance at getting a spot in the rotation would be when/if the Rays trade Cobb before the trade deadline (last year before FA). He also has to contend with Jacob Faria who is pitching well at AAA and has seen his stock rise. Either one of those guys could also be used to shore up the bullpen at some point. De Leon needs to have his innings limited but his early season injury probably already solved that problem.

      • PD says:
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        @Grey: speculative question: any thoughts on how Faria will faria when called up to the AL beast?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d ask Ralph

          • PD says:
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            @Grey: Gotcha. will do. thanks again. enjoy the (long?) weekend.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, what’s long about it?

              • PD says:
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                @Grey: Canadian long weekend.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @PD: He can’t get out of the 6th in the international league. The k’s are nice but he’s going to hurt you in quality start.

          • PD says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: thanks!

            Thoughts on Alford or is this just a cup of coffee till pillar repents?

  28. Chris says:
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    drop smaok for bell? 10 team H2H points

  29. Not your average Joe says:
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    Freeman, Polanco, Maeda out. Two adds left this week. Who do I use them on?

    Hitters available: Renfroe, T.Joseph, Bour, Kiermaier, Smoak
    Pitchers available: McCarthy, Chavez, Glover, O’Day

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – C.Santana; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Benintendi, Altherr, Desmond; Util – Duvall; Bench – Polanco (DL), Freeman
    SP – Tanaka, Severino, Odorizzi, A.Wood, Wheeler , JC Ram, Shoemaker
    RP – Holland, Bush, Wilson, Reed
    DL –Maeda

  30. Earl says:
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    Someone offered me Jay Bruce for Freeman. Not necessarily crazy about Bruce.

    Would you trade Freeman for middle of road player like Bruce or hold onto Freeman for when he returns and hope he regains his stroke?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Earl:
      Keep Freeman, especially in a keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: Take Bruce

  31. DonnieB says:
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    Tim Anderson or Cesar Hernandez at MI for ROS? Or Tommy Joseph over either as I move Machado to MI from CI? Oh, the questions!

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @DonnieB: id want the 30 hrs from joseph

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: To-Jo, but needs question

  32. Brian Boyle says:
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    12 team H2H 6X5 with Ops and 4 OF.

    I am thinking its safe to drop Freeman who is out with that broken hand.
    1. Drop Freeman for Belt, Napoli, Morrison, Moreland, Joseph, Bour, J. Bell?

    Team is Wieters, Abreu, Schoop, Seager, Pereza, Trout, JD, Garcia, Broxton, Judge.

    DL is Freeman, Dahl, Story.

    2. Drop Garcia for Hainger when her returns from DL??

    Thanks again for your hard work making fantasy baseball GREAT!!

    BB

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Brian Boyle: Dont drop Freeman. If oyu need the DL spot drop Dahl instead. And yes, drop Garcia for Haniger.

  33. Robert says:
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    Drop C. Santana for Bell?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Robert:
      Hold

  34. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Have Freeman in a keeper league :((( so much for a career year, huh?

    Would you rather have Bour or Bell as a replacement? 12-team H2H with OBP.

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Eric: Bell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree w/ b

  35. dude says:
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    Looking at some options in both a single year league and keeper league. How would you tank these guys for this year only; Bell, Joseph, Renfroe, Hicks? And how would you rank them in a keeper league?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @dude: Renfroe, Bell, ToJo, Hicks in both formats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: To-Jo, Bell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: keeper: Bell, Renfroe

  36. MJP says:
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    Need your opinion on two trades in a H2H 7×7 (+OPS, +BB, +L, +K/BB)

    Trade 1: Addison Russle or Travis Shaw

    Trade 2: Masahiro Tanaka or Todd Frazier

    Current team:
    1B: Anthony Rizzo
    2B: José Altuve
    3B: Manny Machado?
    SS: Jonathan Villar?
    OF: Mike Trout
    ?OF: Bryce Harper?
    OF: Cody Bellinger
    UTIL: Brandon Belt ?
    UTIL: Bradley Zimmer
    BN: Addison Russell
    BN: Hernán Pérez
    NA: Lewis Brinson

    ?SP: Yu Darvish ?
    SP3: Carlos Carrasco ?
    SP4: Masahiro Tanaka
    SP5: Chris Devenski
    SP: Corey Kluber
    DL: Aaron Nola
    DL: Jon Gray
    RP1: Aroldis Chapman
    RP2: Kenley Jansen
    RP3: Álex Colomé
    RP4: Héctor Neris
    RP5: Corey Knebel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJP: 1. Russell 2. Frazier

  37. M says:
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    Gotta figure Trea & Machado’s AVG will rebound at some point?

    • Cram It says:
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      @M: As 5th grade me would say, “No duh”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Yeah

  38. johnnySquid says:
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    Pick Berrios up in competitive leagues? I love you bruh & agree with you on Fantasy 98% of the time, but you have been poo pooing him the last month or so. “In competitive leagues” Berrios is long gone. Maybe in 10 Team Yahoo & ESPN leagues he’s still around. Lol. Luckily I’ve held him in a 14 team league but you are ushually all over guys like him way before others. He was tipping his pitches last year plus had some mechanical trouble with the MLB baseball vs MiLB ball.

    My egoic Hubris pointed this out b/c last night I was watching Berrios and I was like “Grey is gonna lead with him & tell people to pick him up now ex post facto….”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnnySquid: Gotcha, he’s under 50% owned in ESPN still, and available in one of my leagues

      • johnnySquid says:
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        @Grey: yeah we all know re ESPN leagues. Anyways I do love the Kendrick Lamar reference with the lead….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  39. IV says:
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    Good morning Grey. I certainly regret not having Berrios anywhere now, got caught up in last year’s performance.

    Anyway, 6×6 Roto/H2H league (with OPSxQS) 12 teams on Yahoo

    Would you trade Yelich for Schwarber (C eligible) and Ian Happ?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @IV: Hold

  40. Murph says:
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    Lost Freeman and trying to stay competitive. Could use some help as I try not to panic and do anything too nuts. You guys (or girls) see any obvious add/drops?

    Hitters available: Bour, Renfroe, V-Mart, ToJo, Timmy Anderson, Napoli, Salami Tom
    Pitchers available: Devenski

    My team:
    C-Molina
    1B-Murphy
    2B-Walker
    3B-Moist-ass-kiss
    SS-Peraza
    MI-Travis
    CI-Rendon
    OF-Trout, Cruz, Desmond, Bellinger, Mazara
    UTIL-Han-Ram, Benitendi
    DL-Freeman, Story, Beltre
    P-Cueto, Darvish, McCullers, Bundy, Ed Rod, Wood, Karns
    RP-Melancon, Giles, Knebel, Casilla, Pazos
    Thanks guys

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Murph: Lose Casilla for Devenski.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: I think Salami will likely outperform Maz, but close

  41. Josh says:
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    Future enhancement: how about a new weekly write-up (or maybe add a section to the Friday buy/sell) on guys that are owned everywhere but are worthy of trying to trade for as a buy low candidate. ….guys who have been getting unlucky but you expect improvement on. Just one mans opinion….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: I try to work it in roundups when i come across one

  42. Matty says:
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    Because my teams are crapping the bed I’ve gone down the rabbit hole watching Bosch. It’s funny to watch Marlo Stanfield as a cop.

    I’m pretty sure he kills Jayson Werth in the third season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Bosch is awesome, one of my faves on TV

  43. Steve says:
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    Drop F-Rod, Pazos or Vincent to stream? Think F-Rod gets his job back anytime soon?

    Thanks

  44. The Boy says:
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    Of the following, which player would you drop for an OF with pop: Josh Harrison, Lorenzo Cain, David Peralta, or Ender Inciarte? Haniger comes back next week so I could drop two if necessary. Too many similar players

  45. Daniel Moran says:
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    Talk about dodging lightning, I JUST traded Correa & J Turn for Trea Turner because I really needed SBs. Like, trade accepted YESTERDAY AFTERNOON lol

  46. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Looking to snag steals this week in a H2H obp ops matchup.

    Would you drop Gallo for Hernan Perez, or Alonso for Delino, Happ, or Zimmer? All of these guys can be kept for $5 (but our league is only keep 4, so would need to be a stud to keep).

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Any preference between Delino and Zimmer? Only 1 waiver left this week . . .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zimmer

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Cram It: I like it! Thanks both of you. Happy Friday!

  47. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Currently dealing with the DL situation from hell. Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but 5. Bananas! Looking for a little advice on who to cut loose for a bat, leaning towards one of my closers but interested to see what you think. We only have 2 DL slots so currently carrying 3 guys who can’t play on my bench. 12 team 7×7 w/ OBP + TBs and QS + Ls

    C- McCann
    1B- Carlos Santana
    2B- Altuve
    SS- Correa
    3B- Rendon
    OF- Nelson Cruz
    OF- Altherr
    OF- Conforto
    UTIL – Empty (!!)

    P -Tanaka
    P – Duffy
    P – McCullers
    P – Nova
    P – Lackey
    P – Berrios
    P – Bud Norris
    P- Edwin Diaz
    P – Brad Brach
    P – Corey Knebel

    Bench
    P – Nola (DL)
    P – Paxton (DL)
    P – Hamels (DL)
    1b – Freddie Freeman
    OF – Ryan Braun

    Thanks!

    • here comes the pizza says:
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      @here comes the pizza: Meant to add. The best bats available on the wire are:
      -Josh Harrison
      -Javy Baez
      -Neil Walker
      -Keon Broxton
      -Justin Smoak

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        @here comes the pizza: Jimbo, final edit! Josh Bell and Bour are both available so I’m guessing I should grab one of them. Thanks again

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        @Cram It: Damn you might be right. At this point not sure if I can wait 8 weeks for him. Would you drop Hamels for Bell/Bour instead of Broxton?

  48. Cram It says:
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    Happy Bell, Bour or To-Jo Day!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Cram It: eee! I’ve been debating on Bell for a while. I finally pulled the trigger and sacrificed one of my two pitcher streaming spots for him.

      • Cram It says:
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        @mcmi11ions: The thing is, they’ll all finish ranked about the same at the end of the season.

  49. mcmi11ions says:
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    17 years ago when I was in college I went to the NAMM convention in LA. One of the vendors there had this 30’x30′ soundproof room setup that George Clinton and all of P-Funk played a show in. I managed to squeeze in and was right up front, there was no stage or anything, and there was George just kinda wandering back and forth doing his thing, I went to give him five, but he put his hand out like when you’re starting a bro-hug, so then I moved to do the same thing as he was moving to match the 5 i was going to give him and it just turned into this awkward bro-five. It worked though, cause I was just this awkward skinny white kid. Nothing more should be expected.

    My waiver claim Hicks for Dickerson went though. Stupid Hicks going 0-for-4 last night. THAT’S WHY GIRARDI DOESN’T PLAY YOU EVERYDAY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Haha, I saw P-Funk in London about 20 years ago, also up front, so stoned

  50. SR says:
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    Swap Tom Murphy for Snell in a 16 team dynasty league with 40 man rosters?

    I have Zack Collins and Alex Jackson also rostered, so I’m leaning towards pulling the trigger.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @SR: A. Those guys aren’t called up yet. Do you think Murphy will be back before they are called up?

      B. Catcher question.

      • SR says:
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        @mcmi11ions:

        Doesn’t really matter to me, I just took over this team and have immediately taken to rebuilding. No statistical minimums means I can drop mediocre MLB guys for higher ceiling prospects and just recycle. Minus Murphy, I have these MiLB guys stashed.

        Position Players – 13
        C Zack Collins – Chicago White Sox
        C Alex Jackson – Atlanta Braves
        1B AJ Reed – Houston Astros
        SS Gleyber Torres – New York Yankees
        MI Isan Diaz – Milwaukee Brewers
        3B Nick Senzel – Cincinnati Reds
        3B Rafael Devers – Boston Red Sox
        OF Lewis Brinson – Milwaukee Brewers
        OF Raimel Tapia – Colorado Rockies
        OF Jesse Winker – Cincinnati Reds
        OF Christin Stewart – Detroit Tigers
        OF Juan Soto – Washington Nationals
        OF Jesus Sanchez – Tampa Bay Rays

        Pitchers – 6
        LHP Sean Newcomb – Atlanta Braves
        LHP Luiz Gohara – Atlanta Braves
        RHP Tyler Mahle – Cincinnati Reds
        RHP David Paulino – Houston Astros
        RHP Franklin Perez – Houston Astros
        RHP Walker Buehler – Los Angeles Dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SR: Sure

  51. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Took your advice and moved Bundy in what is surely the best fantasy trade I’ve ever made – I got Correa and Lackey for Bundy and Russell.

    Berrios is available in one league but I have a very short bench – drop any of these for him?

    Karns
    Shoemaker
    Severino

  52. PED Inc says:
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    Fantastic stuff brother, have a great weekend!

    With Story, Maeda, and Paxton on the edge of coming off the DL I’ve got a bit of a shituation. This is a 10 team competitive H2H 5×5 league and I’m currently running away with the lead but I’m going to be forced to lose some players that I don’t want to lose so I hope you can help me with this.

    C- Schwarber- acquired through trade
    1B- Goldschimdt
    2B- Odor
    3B- Lamb
    SS- Segura
    MI- trea Turner
    CI- Will Myers
    OF- Desmond
    OF- Stanton
    OF- Bennintendi
    U- Bellinger
    DL- Story

    SP- Carrasco
    SP- Mccullers JR
    RP- Holland
    RP- Justin Wilson
    P- Reed
    P- Stroman
    P- Nova
    P- Karns (streaming spot) 4 moves per week allowed
    BN- Wacha
    BN- Berrios
    BN- Tanaka
    BN- Maeda
    DL- Paxton
    DL- Syndergaard

    I’m going to have to lose one player as they are all on the cusp of coming off the DL so here are my thoughts.

    1) drop either Reed/Wilson or possibly both and only roll with 1 or 2 closers and not worry to much about winning saves most weeks as it’s only one catergory. That would allow me to stream my 4 pitchers per week and in most cases win both in W’s and K’s every week.

    2) Drop/ trade Bellinger, Odor, Segura, or Story and that would allow me to keep my closers and my streaming spot. I just really don’t want to drop any of these guys.

    3) Trade one of my lower pitchers like Wacha/Nova + one of the batters listed above for an upgrade either at a position or another front line starter.

    Sorry for the long question but damn I really don’t want to lose anything here so I can’t say for sure what I want to do. What would you suggest? Thanks Buddy!

    • PED Inc says:
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      @PED Inc: A small correction Story should be BN instead of DL. Only two DL spots in this league.

    • Cram It says:
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      @PED Inc: Trading is always an option if you can upgrade/consolidate. If not lose Nova.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PED Inc: Stroman, Wilson for pitching upgrade?

  53. MR. SWEAT NECKLACE says:
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    Ten team 6×6, Matz or Duffy. Duffy just put on waivers before game yesterday..

  54. CMUTimmah says:
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    Pick one hitter:
    -Mitchapalooza Haniger “Crazy, like, boy band ass.”
    -Hernan “Hey! I’m not Rosie’s illegitimate son!” Perez
    -Adam Galaga Jones “Don’t confuse me with pacman!”

    Pick one pitcher:
    -Multigrain Berrios (Looks tasty, might cause digestion issues)
    -Johnny Stat Lackey (Still pissed about that sonovabench in Colorado…)
    -Hoes Eh? Quintana (Picked him up off the waiver pool… might be holding him because I burned a high waiver on him. Is there a glossary term for that? Because it should be “Waived Fart”)
    -Drew Triggs (“Triggs” is the nickname of some mathlete somewhere that excels at trigonometry. Guaranteed, or my name isn’t “Algebro”)

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Sorry – It’s pick one pitcher to DROP not keep.

      The hitters are keep one hitter to keep.

      Derp.

  55. Old School Brother says:
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    I like your back handed compliment for Duff Man’s awesome performance last night. Always the pessimist Grey

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Old School Brother: He looked awesome too, and the slider was dirty all game.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Grey: I own him in Perts so I’m biased AF

  56. UL's Toothpick says:
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    Hey Coach,

    Had been cruising to first place in a 12 team 30 roster ROTO league with ca$h to the winner.

    Lost Freeman, Miller, & Turner (I think he’s heading for DL?) this week and need to FAB some replacements.

    I know you like Joseph and he and Logan Morrison are out there.

    Which do you like better to fill this void and how much would throw at them in $1,000 league? I got some decent cash left…

      • Chicken Shack says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Coach

        Enjoy your weekend !!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  57. lwomack58 says:
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    Bell over Drury
    Bell over D. Peratla
    D. Peralta over Drury

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @lwomack58: Peralta’s injury history and lack of playing time make him in the odd man out here…

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @CMUTimmah:

        Would you take Bell over Drury?

        To pickup Bell I need to drop either Drury, Peraza

  58. carter franz says:
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    Regression Fairies don’t mind being quick-pitched.

  59. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    5×5 with OBP – would you rather have Alonso, ToJo, or Josh Bell?

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

    (1) C: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Broxton
    (2) UT: H. Ramirez, Abreu
    (6) Bench: Longoria

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino, Walker
    Bench: Ray, Urias, Lynn, Shoemaker, Berrios

    Hey Grey last night I was trying to consolidate my bench bat while trying to trade for Edwin… here’s me quoting me and last comment before you hit the hay: “He ended up declining Hanley and Longo for Judge but said he needed pitching so I offered back Hanley, Longo and Berrios for Edwin and he accepted… Good deal!?” Pretty sure he had sent me an offer of Longo for Edwin straight up at the same time I made my offer but by the time I could respond he already accepted my package deal! Ah!

    Of course seeing Berrios as the lede this morning has me second guessing myself but I remember seeing another comment where you referred to him as a streamer?! Kicking myself because I should I have offered Duffy instead? Blah well coulda, shoulda, woulda … hopefully I didn’t overpay for Edwin there?

  61. Big league choo says:
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    12 team H2H dynasty Qs/OBP league

    Pollock/Graveman or McCullers/Maeda

  62. Adam says:
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    Justin turner looks like DL
    Only have 2 spots for DL
    Pollock and Paxton already on it
    Who do I drop???

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Adam: turner

      • @b the esq.:

        Tough to swallow dropping the guy leading in AVG. I’d say Paxton, but I really like turner.

  63. Tony C says:
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    Please rank in 12 team H2H 10×10 league the following players for ROS:
    Piscotty, Joseph, Bour, Josh Bell and A-Gon
    Thanks and have a great weekend!

  64. Noam says:
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    Would you trade Eduardo Rodriguez for Rodney and Almedys Diaz. I could use the saves and Mi but I guess the question is, what’s your outlook on both of them?

    Thanks!

  65. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Hey Grey. About Jackie Bradley Jr, is he a good buy? I mean, are you still expecting somewhere decent production from him?

    I have a manager offering him for SP.

    The options I have to send are Verlander, Strasburg or Hendricks. My OFs are Harper, Blackmon and I adjust my lineup for the 3rd OF as both Bryant and Thames can play there. Got Dickerson for backup recently.

    I’m ok in the pitching stats except ERA, in which I’m almost last.

    Should I offer one of those SP for JBJ? which one?

    • Cram It says:
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      @HarperBetterThanTrout: Doesn’t sound like you need him, but you can trade Hendricks for him.

      • HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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        @Cram It:

        Thank you

      • HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. Robert Schroeder says:
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    I had Freeman :( My replacement options in a deep league are Cron, Napoli, Moreland, Duda & AGon actually. Who would you grab? Or should I just quit?

  67. Noam says:
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    Oh. And how about Justin Wilson and Quintana for HanRam?

    Thanks grey!

  68. Steven Boyle says:
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    Grey,

    What do you think of Rizzo’s struggles? I have him as a 11th round keeper in a points league and I am growing frustrated. Would you try to move him if I could get a good package? Thinking of asking for Berrios, Braun and Lamb or something similar.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Steven Boyle: he’s been a lot better lately. I even stopped by Daily Rizzo Rant

  69. Blip bloop says:
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    Nelly Cruz n graveman for verlander and Tanaka

  70. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 10 team. Bell or h. Perez for util spot?

  71. GG says:
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    Dumped freeman outright in RCL. Let someone else waste the DL spot. He won’t have power for a while after he returns.

  72. your mom says:
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    hey boy, I need your help. In a 20 team keeper league with your uncles, I’m getting beat up. A couple of trades were offered:
    My jose ramirez for his domingo santana;
    My Kepler and a 3rd round pick for his B. Zimmer and a 7th round pick. The picks are for next year’s draft. We keep 8 so basically the 1st round picks are top 150 at best.

    Should I take both? or pass?

    Thanks!

      • your mom says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Same league, my k. Bryant and han ram for his rizzo and c. Hernandez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  73. Nightmare! says:
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    Don’t know what to do with Kyle seager anymore……hold or drop for moistaaskiss, josh Harrison, Franco, gyorko, castallanos

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @Nightmare!: if you think seager is doing badly, you haven’t owned franco in an OBP league.

  74. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    help me out (anybody) with this, we’re doing it in a message board. social pariah starting roster, has to be current players, has to be for crimes/hate speech/violent acts frowned upon by general society. don’t count chemical use, as society is just fine with that in some instances, so we’re not gonna piddle over some being worse than others in this regard. i’ll post this tomorrow as well, get some more names. leave out throwing at a human’s head with a baseball from being a sociopathic act, it is, but there would be far too many of them, and for some reason it’s just fine within the confines of this backwards sport. use yahoo’s positionability, makes it easier.

    C
    1B miggy
    2B murphy
    3B yunel
    SS machado
    CI
    MI reyes
    LF melky
    CF pillar
    RF
    OF
    util kang
    SP cueto/garza
    RP chapman/familia/bush/f-rod

    might have to eventually add just in general doucebag types like bautista/puig but currently try to stick to above parameters. have a pretty solid bullpen (by solid i mean deep, not that f-rod is any good any more) need more SP for sure.

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: wondering whether soler should count for that time in the minors he made as if he was charging into a team to team fight with a bat. but he didn’t use the bat, and i’m fairly sure he didn’t make it right up to an opponent with the bat in his hands, so i’m not sure posturing of violence (which this might be classified as, but i didn’t see a video of it) counts as it’s possible nobody actually had reason to believe they were going to get hit by a bat.

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Curious George Springer: hells yeah we needed a RF here. good work monkey man, and wow that closer monkey sure ripped of this beloved children’s book series character didn’t it. near identical body, nearly same hat (albeit yours doesn’t have the knicks colors)

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Hahaha. I hate that guy.

  75. Rice says:
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    10 team H2H

    Should I still be holding on to Addison Russell? Trying to be so patient.

    Cozart, Hernan Perez, Baez, Anderson, and Didi available.

  76. BAC says:
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    5X5 OBP. Very light on OBP and runs. Need to start making moves there or I will be left behind and I just lost Freeman.

    Pitching staff – Darvish, Nola, Maeda, Pineda, Wood, Velasquez, Bundy

    Better Trade option? Either? Neither?
    – Moving Pineda for Carpenter (then can sit Odor till he starts hitting)
    – Moving Wood for Belt.

  77. josepht says:
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    4×4 moreland or smoak or morrison

  78. El Famous Burrito says:
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    I think it’s safe to drop Jung Ho Kang in even the deepest leagues.

    In fact, it felt great to drop his ass to the curb.

  79. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Friday …dropping C Taylor for T Anderson in a limited moves league? starting SS

  80. Andrew B. says:
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    1. Respect the Kendrick reference. (Finally some fantasy writers that aren’t socially awkward)
    2. Josh Bell or Kris Davis ROS?
    3. Is Dee Gordon trash?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Andrew B.: okay, not always Bell. Davis

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Andrew B.: Only person Grey loves more than Kendrick is Giancarlo

  81. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever obp league…

    Gerrit Cole and Kyle Lewis

    for

    Ian Happ and Starling Marte

    Which side?

  82. CluelessGuy says:
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    Dear Godrey, eh Grey,
    I have Maeda and Nola on DL and they are almost back. And I frikkin don’t know who I should drop very soon…I mean, I just can’t! Please help.
    Thats my team:
    Rupp, Au Shizz, Odor, K.Bryant, Lindor, Gyorko, A.Russell, Thames, Conforto, Myers, Trumbo, Bellinger, Bradley, Mazara, Longoria, Happ
    Severino, Carrasco, Wacha, Lackey, Miller, Colome, Betances, A.Reed, Iglesias and the DL guys.
    Even if Happ is the easiest drop, who else? But I kinda wanna keep him…I also want Josh Bell badly, but I have no room, aaargh.

      • CluelessGuy says:
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        @Grey:

        Mostly Mazara and Bradley, but their form is coming back. Maybe Eva too. But yeah, probably drop the “worst” ones, oh well.

  83. Joe says:
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    Berrios or urias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Urias

  84. Curious George Springer says:
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    Guys (and five girls) — it is always Bell

  85. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H keeper points league I want MI help. Trade my Zobrist and Bundy for DOzier?

  86. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Does Josh Bell’s 50%+ GB rate and 29% HR/FB worry you at all?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: snip snip

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Hahaha no crabby patties for you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re totally baiting me

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you won’t get steamed

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I had a dream last night the Crab Army came for me with shell crackers

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Albisque?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Is that an Effervensce song?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I have no idea who that is but sounds kinda fruity so yes it is

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Did you see the one where SteveNZ’s PM was hit in the face with a dildo?

  87. Adam says:
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    Please rank Paxton ,Ed ROD, Severino, Berrios ROS??
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, Severino, Berrios

  88. Paul says:
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    Do you think Todd Fraizer will turn it around?

    Also ranks Fraizer, Franco, and Healy ROS please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco, Frazier

  89. Adam says:
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    Bregman , Franco or Hernan Perez to replace Justin turner??

    • William Hung says:
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      @Adam: Hernan

    • Cram It says:
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      @Adam: Bregman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  90. joeg414 says:
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    Is asking for Haniger and Giles for Schwarber Too much ? Or fair?
    6×6 roto

    • Cram It says:
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      @joeg414: It’s not too much if he agrees to it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  91. Wywyz says:
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    Todd Fraizer and Josh Bell are both available in my league. Pick them both up? Who to drop: Buxon, Kepler, Neil Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux, Kepler

  92. William Hung says:
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    With Cespedes due back, Trumbo will become expendable and I need help with SP – I was wondering if Vince Velasquez was someone who you are expecting to turn things around, or if I should target someone else

  93. dtbran says:
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    Play Zimmer @ HOU (Morton) or Mazara @ DET (Morris lefty)

    • William Hung says:
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      @dtbran: Maz plays v. lefties?

  94. Nayo says:
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    So someone dropped G. Polanco in my league. I have the 2nd waiver claim. Would you drop Piscotty to pick up Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, if you like

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I have a feeling G-Polanco is going to be on your bounce back list next season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @William Hung: I have a feeling he’s headed for a lost season this year

          • Nayo says:
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            @Grey: Don’t you think the same about Piscotty though? It’s not like he was setting the world on fire before his DL trip.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I feel exactly the same about him

              • Nayo says:
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                @Grey: Btw it’s a keeper league although we only keep 5 so I prob. wouldn’t keep Polanco (have T.Turner, Harper, Correa, Darvish and JD). Also available in the league are Hicks, Gardner, A. Gon, Dahl, Buxton, among others.

  95. lwomack58 says:
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    Mike Moustakas over Peralta, Peraza or Pedroia for bench bat?

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Need Runs, RBI n HR

  96. tony says:
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    Carrasco or thames side??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  97. Chud says:
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    Nice headline!

    10 team (40 player roster) trade offer:

    Michael Brantley/Max Kepler

    for

    Jon Lester/Brandon Crawford.

    Who wins?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  98. Mickey Willie and the Duke says:
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    15 team 5×5.. I need steals have power..would you trade Renfroe for Maybin? By the way, I’ve been paying attention to the Survivor edit and I agree that Sarah has been getting the benefit. I still think that Tai’s two idols will have a big influence in the end. Culpepper goes next if he doesn’t win immunity. Don’t forget Troy still has one, but the edit has killed him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mickey Willie and the Duke: Troyzan could make it to the final 3 and not win, the edit hasn’t shown him at all… Culpepper’s barely there too… It’s all Sarah and Cirie and Cirie’s last move was amazing, but it failed so miserably I think she’s cooked… Love to Cirie win tho…. Do better than Maybin

  99. Adam says:
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    Haniger or mikael Franco ROS?

  100. Cohen says:
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    Sogard or Devon Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  101. ryanoger says:
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    Drop Yonder for Happ, A-Gone, Belt, Calhoun, Gardner, Hicks, Logan, To-Jo, Bell, Renfroe, Bour or hold?

    happy friday amigo!

  102. No Judgement says:
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    Looking to grab a new Util (Standard 5 + OPS). Looking for highest upside/lottery ticket:

    Jackie Bradley Jr.
    David Peralta
    Tommy Joseph
    Manuel Margot
    Ryon Healy

    • No Judgement says:
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      @No Judgement: Also, Buxton!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  103. StreamCity says:
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    Looking for a 1 or 2 streamers today in a deep lg. out of this crappy bunch

    Norris @ Tex (Tex terrible vs Leftys)
    Butler vs Mil (in Chi)
    T.Anderson @ Cinn (Cincy crushes Leftys)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  104. tony says:
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    Aaron nola or colomé?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges

    • tony says:
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      @tony: i can replace colomé with casilla

  105. Swfcdan says:
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    OBP league, I need pitching (who doesn’t!). Is Gerrit for Giancarlo fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo side, not close

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Not buying Cole? Stanton hasn’t been that great and is always a hiccough away from a DL. And pitching is a mess this year, he looks to be back to ’15 form.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s not close

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: Why, if Cole is pitching like an ace again? SPing sucks this year overall.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Swfcdan: “If” Cole is an ace again…”if” Stanton gets hurt…

              • Swfcdan says:
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                @Cram It: He is pitching like an ace again!

  106. primetime says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper OBP.. CBS League

    Own Bellinger and Alonso, but Smoak Bell and Bour are available in the league on waivers. Am I ok at 1st or need to add? I loss Freeman

    Also, need to drop someone. Schoop, DeLiemehu, Happ, Zimmer, Polocano, Piscotty JBJ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… Schoop

  107. Stumanji! says:
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    Friday Catcher Question: Gattis or Wieters? OPS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters

  108. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In H2H 5×5 redraft, whats your thoughts on me trading away either Rendon/Freeman or Rendon/Peraza for Machado? Would you do both deals? Is one preferable over the other? He may not bite on any of these I know.

    Also, for some context I have Carlos Santana filling in for Freeman loss. If I trade away Peraza, my primary source of steals remaining is Segura and Betts. Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You think those deals are gonna happen?

      • G says:
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        @Grey:
        I wasnt optimistic but then what about Redon/Peraza/Freeman for Machado?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try it, looks like a chump dump

  109. ryanoger says:
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    Drop Yonder for Happ, A-Gone, Belt, Calhoun, Gardner, Hicks, Logan, To-Jo, Bell, Renfroe, Bour or hold?

    happy friday amigo!!

  110. Wil says:
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    I need a sneak peak at the outfielder buys. Rosters lock at 220.

    Who you like in the outfield. Dig deep for me please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: no but seriously doe…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wil: Josh Bell

  111. Canes96 says:
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    Grey – thoughts on FAAB amout for picking up Happ in a 12 dynasty league where i started from scratch this year . Will drop Deshields or Solar … or should i save the cash and pick up Hoskins, Rosario, etc. down the road. Joseph and Zimmer are both free too. more importantly why did Cirie not read the instructions? Tai a winner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think Tai wins, not getting the edit and no one thinks he’s doing anything but riding coattails… I’d grab Zimmer, lose Soler

      • Simply Fred

        Simply Fred says:
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        @Grey: Lead for next week showed Tai giving away his idols(to Brad?)…then sobbing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Best thing Tai can do now is give them away… He should’ve been doing that for the last few weeks to drive the game rather than taking a backseat

  112. Primetime says:
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    Was offered Thames and longoria for Donaldson do I accept 10 team keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  113. OldNavy says:
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    I am wishing the Detroit Tigers trade JD to Atlanta for some of those talented minor league starters. They can’t afford JD because of Cabrera, Verlander, Upton and Victor contracts. They need to sign Michael Foreman in a couple years. It would be great to trade Verlander just after
    the All Star break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  114. peacecoast says:
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    offered a guy gio or odorizzi for jd mart. he will probably decline, is offering mccullers too much? paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much, it’s fair, Pax 1st

  115. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Great game by Berrios. Glad I have him. Anyhoo, what do you think about the following potential moves in our 10 Team H2H Points League:

    Drop Pujols for Bell
    Drop K. Seager for Suarez

    I know I should probably hold these guys, but they kinda suk! Seager is extremely frustrating. I could also drop Dahl and maneuver DL around to add one of them. Probably the saner mover.

    Thanks and have a great weekend.

    • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: Saner move, not mover. You get the drift.

      Thanks again Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, hold

      • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks much Grey. Do you agree that Dahl is droppable from DL for one of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do

  116. luvpho says:
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    Trade Conforto for G Cole?

    Redraft 5×5, need pitching help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  117. Devil in a new Dress says:
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    Salazar or Duffy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  118. peacecoast says:
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    trade my odorizzi for owings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  119. J-FOH says:
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    Did you watch Jon Oliver this week or even last week? We need to get audio of SteveNZ saying Eminem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One of the few shows I watch live… Wonder how SteveNZ feels about that vigorous exercise his PM does

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m totes going to try that with the commentary the entire time. Maybe that’s the key to better results. Play by play exercise

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could see SteveNZ exercising like that, maybe it’s a Kiwi thing

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: it’s weird cuz when you write it like that in my head I say it weird with accent on second syllable and real loud. StevENZ!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A weird gentle people

    • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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      @J-FOH: Oliver is the best. I’m prolly gonna hold off investing in any kidney dialysis firms in the near future!!

  120. Bob Ross says:
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    Give Gallo for Berrios?

    Just traded for Donaldson and have Beltre. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Berrios

  121. GregJeffries says:
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    Yo Grey! Great stuff as always!
    I’m trying to fill my SS avoid until Semien returns in my 15 teamer. Would you drop Galvis for T. Anderson for the next few weeks?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  122. Jon says:
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    Are you starting Aaron Sanchez @BAL today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own him

  123. Paul says:
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    Add piscotty over Mazara or Brantley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  124. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. was offered pineda/herrera for cruz? i could use the pitching help but guessing i could get more for cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz side

  125. ATLBravo825 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hear me out right now because In Grey We Trust ..
    I’m in a H2H 12 x 10 category:
    Runs, Hits, singles, doubles, triples, HRs, Slug, OBP, SBs, strikeouts (against), Total bases, and Avg.
    by: Innings Pitched, Wins, Losses (against), CG, SO, SV, HRs (against), K’s, ERA and Whip

    My squad:
    C – Sal Perez
    1B – Ian Desmond
    2B – Segura
    SS – Swanson
    3B – TJ Rivera (have Donaldson hopefully coming back at some point)
    Of1 – Springer
    Of2 – Stanton
    Of3 – Blackmon
    Util – Judge (who i’m hoping i’ll keep next year)

    Bench: Thames & T-Joseph
    NA: Albies

    SPs – Cole, Paxton, Salazar, Wheeler, Berrios, Senzatela, TWalker, Nelson, & Wheeler and Taillon
    RPs – Bud Norris, Justin Wilson
    (closers aren’t as big as of deal in the grand scheme of things in this league)

    Wondering who I should try to offload .. Should i sell on Stanton so i can get true value you on him .. I’d like to sell Thames but won’t get a true return bc everyone is waiting for that flame to go out ..

    Have been offered Strasburg for Stanton or Stroman for Thames ..

    What are your thoughts ? I’ve won 2 championships following you so let me know what you think .. thanks in advance .. sorry for the lengthy post here ..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good trades… Thames for a better SS?

      • ATLBravo825 says:
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        @Grey:
        Would you buy low on Story or Villar at all or no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Either, Villar 1st, at least healthy

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: “healthy” – still think it was a fake-ish injury – more real than Maeda’s but still questionable how hurt Story really was

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Fake injury news!

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @William Hung: either fake or he had it all year.

  126. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty using QS and K/bb. my staff is garbage. teheran, salazar, duffy, quintana, liriano, gausman, gsellman, senzatela, price, hahn, marquez. offense (wilson ramos, carlos santana, hosmer, jose ramirez, correa, bryant ,stanton, blackmon, cruz, brantley, kipnis, beltre, marte) is good enough to make the playoffs but not sure it can compensate for the stink coming from the mound. My biggest trade chip is alex reyes. so my dilemmna is do i try to go big, bumgarner for instance, using reyes as the main chip, or do I try to go for someone a tier down like arrieta and hold on to reyes? what’s your philosophy?

    Thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes is getting you Bumgarner? Then take Bumgarner

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: god no. more a hypothetical. or the most boring would you rather question ever. would you rather give up reyes plus (hypothetically let’s say a first rd prospect pick and 2 other top 100 prospects) for bumgarner, or hold onto reyes and try to deal for arrieta using the first rd pick and 2 top 100 prospects?

  127. ryanoger says:
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    Drop Yonder for Happ, A-Gone, Belt, Calhoun, Gardner, Hicks, Logan, To-Jo, Bell, Renfroe, Bour or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

    • William Hung says:
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      @ryanoger: wait till tomorrow on Happ – Hayward is getting activated tomorrow so see if Happ gets sent down

  128. Eric says:
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    hey Grey,

    Is it safe to drop Brad Miller yet? Currently using him in (i.e benching him from) my UTIL slot..will fill the roster spot with batty calls and streamrs…

    12-team H2H with QS

    thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Eric:
      drop him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  129. PD says:
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    AL Keeper – have both JD & Upton. SP been my kryptonite.

    Been trying to sell Upton but no takers (was targeting Salazar & Verlander in different pkgs). I’d prefer to keep JD but he’d likely get better return since he’s been hulking since coming off the DL.

    Which SP should I realistically target in 1for1 trades?

    • Cram It says:
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      @PD: Top tier.

      • PD says:
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        @Cram It: thx! Tough crew to trade with. Inquired about Archer for Upton w/no response. I think they’d take JD 1for1 but i really want Upton off my team to get a SB bump ( hicks/deshields/kiermayer on bench) and not relying on 2 DET OF.

        Is Upton/Herrera for Archer too much (got bush/kimbrel / oday/vincent)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel?

  130. Smada says:
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    30 Team Dynasty league, 10×10

    Which side do you want?

    Thames, Salazar, Cotton, Dietrich
    or
    Dozier, Kimbrel, Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, fair

  131. daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Great write up as usual.
    Here’s my dilemma.With Piscotty who i like and coming off of the DL I have to drop someone. The questions is who? 12 team 5×5
    possibles to drop are
    Cozart
    Travis
    Frazier
    Bautista
    Healy
    I like all these guys. Do I drop Piscotty or someone else
    Also, same question with Forsythe coming off of DL
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy, Travis

  132. jon says:
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    You may not know nor care but I am looking for a relief arm with SP status to lower my ratios as my pitching has been stinky and im pacing way over my innings limits…

    Brad Peacock any good? Shane Greene? really the only two who stood out to me, devenski not avail.

    • Cram It says:
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      @jon: If you look at Peacock’s stats and read any fantasy news, yes he’s what you’re looking for.

  133. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ***YO RAW DOGS, NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS**********

  134. pfunk says:
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    Franco, Herrera, Hernandez all recently dropped. Any of these worth a swap?

    Hernandez over Peraza or Travis?

    Franco over Pujols?

    Herrera over Zimmer?

  135. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****YO RAW DOGS, NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS**********

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Grey: this one is new for the update.

  136. Paul says:
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    How about piscotty over any of these guys holiday, put g, or Healy?

  137. Re-Pete says:
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    Would you risk starting Berrios vs. BAL next week? I’m thinking he’s a better option than Bauer (home v. CIN), Ray (@MIL), and Nola (CIN), right?

  138. Matt says:
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    What is the buy high price on Berrios? Would you trade Wade Davis or Ken Giles for him if you could replace them with Kintzler? What if the guy wanted a starter? Urias, Lynn, Severino, Stroman, and Lackey are my options.

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: 10 tm roto

  139. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Cobb or Wheeler moving forward, my man?

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