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Justin Smoak isn’t simply the hottest hitter in all of baseball.  No!  There’s more!  He’s hitting near-.400 in the last week with four homers.  But wait, there’s more!  Justin Smoak is the world’s first liquid smoke for a fantasy team.  Put Justin Smoak on your fantasy team and it instantly adds an unmistakable Smoak flavor.  Sick of bland boeuf Welington, try Justin Smoak!  Once you taste Justin Smoak, you’re gonna be like, “Now I know why those crazy Canadians measure everything in meat’ers!”  This Eve is not covering her naughty bits with a fig leaf, she’s wearing Smoak’d beef!  Justin Smoak adds such flavor to a fatty piece of old beef it now becomes lean and fresh, leaving our Spanish customers saying, “Si, newy!”  I don’t want to Bragg about our Liquid Aminos, but Justin Smoak can be added to real-live cows and they take on the unmistakeable smell of an ashtray!  All of this for the low, low price of a waiver wire pickup!  Justin Smoak is too good not to try!  (Awaiting FDA approval.)  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Austin Hedges – Moving from Smoak to one half of Benson & Hedges is just how Pall Mall would’ve wanted it.  If the next player is Philip Morris Chesterfield, I’m gonna say Razzball is in the deep pockets of Big Tobacco.  On our Player Rater, any idea how high Hedges is for catchers?  Nope.  Try higher.  Keep going.  4th best catcher, and not exactly close.

Josh Bell – I just went over Bell this morning.  If you use your scrolly finger in conjunction with your mousey hand, you should find it.

Logan Morrison – The way these 1st basemen are all coming together this week, it reminds me of the sportsmanship exhibited when John Olerud offered Robin Ventura his steel cap to avoid further noogies.

Tommy Joseph – A riddle for you:  on a boat, there’s a man named Tommy, a man named Joseph, and a man named Tommy Joseph.  If Tommy Joseph goes overboard, how many men are left?

Justin Bour – What a tool….for drilling holes!  It’s Justin Bour!   Act now!

Neil Walker – Get out the tennis balls, Walker is starting to move.

Devon Travis – I’m not going to say anything about Travis too hyperbolic because we’ve been screwed by this guy more times than this Justin Bour; it also acts as a screwdriver!

Hernan Perez – Because I’m in that kind of mood, on our Player Rater, Perez has been more valuable than Justin Turner, Healy, Longoria, Seager and Maikel.

Tim Beckham – Becks and Posh isn’t just David & Victoria Beckham, isn’t just a German beer and an adjective used instead of ‘South-Ken’ing awesome;’ it’s Tim Beckham and his ability to posh past other middle infielders.  (Not forced at all!)

Tim Anderson – I almost put Chris Taylor here, but Forsythe is gonna return soon.  By the way, John Forsythe prolly has the most handsome corpse.  Lorenzo Lamas wishes he were dead and looked that good.  As for Anderson, oh, ya know, just your random schmotato that is hitting over-.500 in the last week and who I’ve grabbed all over.  I mean, I grabbed him in multiple leagues, not that I grabbed him all over his schnoogels.

Didi Gregorius – He used to get feels on a pitch, hey, whatever happened to James Shields with a pitch, don’t try to stop Didi from that shortstop shizz.

Amed Rosario – Don’t think it’s quite time yet in shallower leagues, but at some point very soon I’m going to make Rosario the lede and you’re not going to be able to grab him anymore.

Ian Happ – Here’s what I said the other day, “The Cubs are saying this callup is only for a few days while the Cubs get back to health.  Couple thoughts here:  A) He could be better than Ben Zobrist right now.  B) The Cubs don’t mind promoting him because they have no intention of holding him on their team, i.e., I could see a trade of him at some point this year.  C) There’s no C.  D) There’s a D, but I’m gonna put it in with E.  E) I call this one Molly.  F) Me.  G) rey Albright.  H) i. I) am Legend.  J) The Cubs will send him back down.  K) lmnop Q) Why wouldn’t you still own him in every league?  R) You crazy?  S) CarGo. T) A drink with jam and bread.  U) Can’t Touch This.  V) for Vendatta.  W) In 26 games of Triple-A, Happ had 9 homers and a .298 average.  X) Prospector Ralph said, “Power/speed skill set with the ability to draw walks.  Swing and miss will keep his average lower, and he doesn’t have a true defensive position.”  Y) Because.  Z) There’s wasn’t a C, why would there be a Z?”  And that’s me quoting me!

Keon Broxton – As I write this, I’m wearing my striped romper, so I look like a fashionable guy on the beach in 1925.  Sometimes, I wear my romper to an auto garage and get all the mechanics to dance behind me like I’m their rompered Justin Timberlake, but enough about me, this is about Broxton and how he should be owned everywhere.  Even Hitter-Tron agrees, like it agrees to grease all metal rods, real slow.

Bradley Zimmer –  I just gave you my Bradley Zimmer fantasy.  I wrote it while saying, “Another one,” like DJ Khaled.

Scott Schebler – ‘Member when Fleer did a baseball card with Bud Black and Vida Blue and called it “Black & Blue?”  They should do a card with Schebler and Altuve called “Schebler’s Elf.”

Zack WheelerStream-o-Nator likes this start, like it changes its iPhone contacts from “Mom” to “Only Friend.”

Jesse Chavez – Yes, Stream-o-Nator likes this start too, but, in the bigger picture, 40 Minutes South of Los Angeles Angels have a bunch of pitchers I’ve been streaming non-stop on a mixed league team.

James Pazos – Could be the M’s closer, but I also own Nick Vincent, because I’m a saves whore and my brothel is the waiver wire.

Corey Knebel – At this point, I’m finding it hard to envision Neftali Feliz getting the closer job back.  After all, Feliz is Spanish for happy, but it’s said sarcastically, like, “Feliz navidad,” as you take pictures of your neighbor’s nativity scene at 3AM so you can put it on eBay.

Koda Glover – Dusty Baker doesn’t even know what Dusty Baker is going to do pitching-wise from moment to moment, so your guess is as good as mine.

Matt Bush – Okay, I honestly don’t understand this.  Why is Matt Bush not owned in as many leagues as, say, Justin Wilson?  Is this some kind of moral stand because Bush is a piece of garbage?  I’m not saying Wilson shouldn’t be owned, but Bush has been the Rangers’ closer for an Urban Dictionary minute, which is actually a long time, and Bush has been where the sun don’t shine.  Hmm, I got too flowery in my description, should’ve just went with ‘lights out.’

SELL

Miguel Sano – Yes, the power is real, but be realistic for, like, a half second.  His BABIP right now is .411.  Um, yeah, no.  His strikeout rate is still near 35%.  Um, okay, no.  He will bat .245 this year, and with that will go bye-bye on runs and RBIs, leaving him as a straight power guy, and I don’t mean a power guy that loves the ladies, though, he might.  There’s value here, but not as much as he’s shown.  No, I’m not saying sell him for tickets to Dr. Phil’s studio audience for a followup appearance by the ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl.

   
  1. 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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pfunk: Cesar over Travis…Hold…Hold

  2. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Score! A week where you don’t say to sell a pitcher I own in an RCL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Next week, I’m just going to take a screenshot of your team and say SELL

  3. Cram It says:
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    So Smoak, Bell, Morrison or To-Jo?

    Seriously though, Jett Bandy! Frankencatcher train keeps on rollin’. If only my first four draft picks were as good as my catcher slot this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I fell in love with Grandal, for better or worse

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: No reason to not hold onto him, not unless he’s not not hitting .220 nor not 20 HR’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah my thoughts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Btw, Why is your team doing so poorly in Perts?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Ha. Thanks for noticing. I’m at or towards the bottom in HR/RBI/Avg. Rizzo, Story, Dozier, Seager and Trumbo, my top 5 picks, are all still sucking. Pleasant surprises like Healy and Avisail can’t carry me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ouch, didn’t know you had that many disappointments

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Yep, gotta hang in there and hope they do what they should be doing.

                On a lesser note, should probably cut ties with Odubel, but I’m giving him one more week.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah he’s pretty borderline in RCL at this point

                • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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                  @Cram It: If it means anyt’ing, ODB is a .300 2nd half hitter and .274 first half. I’m hanging everywhere b’cept the shallowest.

                • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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                  @Cram It: Sort of nevermind…Odubie’s splits include this crappy start, so…sample size prolly too small?!!? That’s what…

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Hoboken Squat Cobblers: Ha. All good. He’s hitting over .300 against lefties so far and .218 against righties, which is not normal. So there’s room for logic to take its course.

  4. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    ros OPS league who do you like better conforto or carlos santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, close

  5. BAC says:
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    Drop Peraza for T. Anderson? 5×5 OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  6. Adam says:
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    Wacha? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m streaming him

      • Adam says:
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        would you start him each week over Griffin (TEX) and Andriese (TB)[email protected]Grey:

  7. Scott says:
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    Please rank for ros: bregman (3b/mi), travis, franco. Fyi, i added franco earlier this week, but bregman was cut. Travis is a fa

    Would you trade watson for piscotty (due back this weekend). I have 3 other closers, can play 4. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco, Breg… no on piscotty, do better

  8. dtbran says:
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    Tim Anderson more short term or would you be dropping Mazara for him (limited moves)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  9. William Hung says:
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    If Happ isn’t sent down when Heyward is activated tomorrow, should I pick him up over Hernan Perez? I feel like if Perez isn’t going to run, his value is diminished a bit… Or I could punt SBs and drop Deez Nutz.

    2nd Question – where do you see Smoak’s upside? Would you drop Trevorending Story for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ over Perez… no hold Story

  10. coleseph says:
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    Whenever Sogard gets a hit I yell “That’s So Gard!” Then when Villar bats I say “Hmm, that wasn’t very Gard.”

  11. William Hung says:
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    I just realized Wheeler is in your buy – I think I called it 2 weeks ago that he’d make it on there…

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: Hey you’re 1 for 1000 in your gut feelings if you include football. Things are looking up!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: Eliminate football and it’s like 1/50 so there’s that

  12. Lipson says:
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    Grey, any way you could start mentioning if these Adds are more long term or short term?

    Example – If Im trying to stop the revolving door at my 2B spot, is Walker a long term add, or simply a hot bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on leagues

    • Cram It says:
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      @Lipson: Not trying to be a D, but to put things in perspective, you should know what you’re getting out of Walker. All these guys are generally hot right now, but it could always be more than that.

  13. Paul says:
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    Piscotty over holiday puig or Healy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday

  14. Jon Strayer says:
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    Fowler or Pillar in OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  15. King Bob says:
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    Pitchers
    Lackey
    Triggs
    Morton
    Holland
    Servino
    Melancon
    Miller
    Martinez
    Hamels-DL
    Price- DL
    Kluber-DL

    Who should I drop for Karns and Berrios?

    • King Bob says:
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      @King Bob: berrios is gone ! :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels, Holland

  16. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Hernan or Yonder ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonder, needs

  17. J-FOH says:
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    Per your previous post. The dildo to the face in defiance is the new banana in the tailpipe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: that needs to catch on #defiancedildo2theface

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I need to shorten that #DD2daFACE

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, now no one can follow it

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: its a loaded hash tag, could be boobs, could be gay, could be Didi all over the place

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And why can’t it be?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: the most inclusive hashtag since #allinclusive

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      #sandals

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      #thongs

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      #tannedcougars How’d we get on this?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I don’t know but maybe you’re going to Palm Springs too #tancougarspurrr

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      #leathercandy

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      #snakeskin…okay this is getting gross. Happy thoughts. Hey speaking of Palm Springs you need to stop at my favorite ice cream stop. Its right off the 10 in Upland. Literally right off the freeway

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You need to tell me where when I’m heading out there

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      10 freeway exit Mountain, make left under freeway and make a left on Moreno, on your right right after you turn . Its in the El Torrito parking lot.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’ve been there a few times

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      btw, i did that from memory

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      They know me by name

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The Anvil?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      not since I shaved it off

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That was a major loss for humanity

  18. Nature boy says:
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    Drop C. Santana for Smoak? Wowowooooo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: holy sweet crap, i wonder how close that is in OBP’s where i’ve held c-sant/franco whole time and to-jo/bour/smoak all recently obtained.

        • Kip Mungjup says:
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          @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: smoak over c. Santana rest of season? What am I missing? Just looking at their career peripherals I think Carlos would be better ROS. Has smoak changed something in his approach? I know he’s been able to hit homers before but looks like he’s always been a borderline 700 OPS guy. Plus Indians better offense I know Toronto better hitters park but Carlos is usually a second half player

      • Kip Mungjup says:
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        @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: smoak over c. Santana rest of season? What am I missing? Just looking at their career peripherals I think Carlos would be better ROS. Has smoak changed something in his approach? I know he’s been able to hit homers before but looks like he’s always been a borderline 700 OPS guy. Plus Indians better offense I know Toronto better hitters park but Carlos is usually a second half [email protected]Grey:

  19. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Im getting impatient. My offense is absolutely horrible. Can I get a pointer or two? Here’s my roster (5×5, 12T, 5 year keeper at original auction value)

    C – Bandy (There’s nothing out there and if he sits, he doesnt hurt me. Ramos on my DL)
    1 – Goldy, Encarnacion
    2 – Schoop
    3 – Arenado, Bregman (Keeper at $2)
    S – Russell (Keeper at $5)
    O – Enciarte, Buxton, Cain (I have a feeling about buxton, so I dont want to drop him…)

    Marte really hurt me with the suspension.

    My pitching is pretty decent. Martinez, Pineda, Severino, Salazar, Maeda, J Gray (DL)

    Should I sit and be patient on my offense or should I toss some trades out? 9th place is not fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Bux, trade CMart for a bat, trumbo?

  20. Scott says:
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    Brach has been bad lately. Do you think he sticks at closer or do you think O’day replaces him and get saves sans britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own O’Day

  21. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    20 team dynasty with K per 9, holds, relief appearances, relief wins, OBP against, double plays etc.

    7 RP per team, i have
    pazos/giles/hoover/jeffress/kela/hembree/fields and barrett in NA slot, drop which for bearclaw (dropped by somebody who kept j.hughes?)

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: i know bearclaw hasn’t been great lately (actually he was but in low leverage last inning out)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fields

  22. TJ says:
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    Best bet for the short/long term SP in a QS and K/9 league- Ryu, Alex Cobb, Zack Godley, Tyler Anderson or Matt Andriese.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Godley’s interesting

  23. John Hagar says:
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    First time commenter, long time reader. Grey, you’re awesome and I’ve been reading Razzball.com for years! Will you rank the following CI’s for the rest of the season in a 5×5 Roto: To-Jo, Castellanos, Smoak and Yonder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Smoak, To-Jo

  24. Herr Drumpf says:
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    5×5 Roto. Emphasizing ERA and WHIP, please rank the following:

    Berrios, Nova, Wood, Maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Nova

  25. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Great job today!
    Couple of questions in regards to my 10 team h2h obp league.
    1. Drop gyorko or werth for any of smoak, Happ, bell, Zimmer?

    2. Drop R Hill or Stroman for karns or berrios?

    3. Would you trade sano and c Davis for miggy? Would you trade sano and Davis for judge?

    Thanks a million!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Smoak, Zimmer… 2. Hill, Berrios 3. Nah, nah

  26. Dingbat says:
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    Do you like Smoak over Avisail? I’m top of the world in HRs and Rs, and I mostly need help in Hs and AVG, but I also need a general replacement for Freeman.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dingbat: Travis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  27. Big Papi says:
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    I have a lot of SS who should be dropped Russell, Diaz, or Villar?
    Pickup Chris David or Zimmer?
    I have Seager and Turner as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz for Zimmer

  28. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    I might have to stream this weekend in my NL-Only H2H league. Who would you go with?

    A) Tommy Milone Vs. LAA
    B) Chad Kuhl Vs. PHI

    I am looking for ERA/WHIP and Ks. Leaning Milone.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Milone

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Yeah, now I just need Ks. My ERA/WHIP are pretty shot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. KarlJ says:
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    I am getting concerned about Bellinger’s K rate. I was thinking about offering Bellinger plus Mark Reynolds for Rizzo in my redraft league
    Would this be an insulting offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would insult me

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Grey: Glad I asked. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. fredtbn1gs says:
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    If my ratios and QS blow, but I’m looking to sell Sano, what tier of pitchers should he return? There’s a guy in my league with pretty good pitching who needs a hitting 3B that I feel I could target for a trade, but maybe I’m way off base…he has Darvish/Miley/Gray/Roark/Graveman/Wacha/Nova/Carrasco/E-Rod/Pomeranz for SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers?

      • fredtbn1gs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the reference point. I could try it, though I’m guessing the guy with McCullers will be less willing to trade as his team is high on hitting stats/lower on pitching, while the other guy with pitchers is more likely to be looking for hitting and willing to give pitching.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hard to say

      • fredtbn1gs says:
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        @Grey: What about Yu or Carrasco (though worried about injury) for Sano?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take either, Yu first

  31. Q says:
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    Here comes a rant, yo.

    So, yesterday, Devon Travis sat. For John Gibbons

    I’m not going to suggest that in game strategy and lineup construction is a manager’s only job. I’m sure there are intangible things–how to manage egos, talk to guys, deal with travel stuff, etc–that we can’t measure.

    I also understand that you need to get guys into the lineup every 10 days or so. If you have a guy like, say, Chris Coghlan, he needs to play so that when you need him, he’s ready.

    But can we just agree that, for the money they get paid, there MUST be 30 people in the world (willing to wear a costume every day) who would be good at both?

    So. Mr. Gibbons.

    The beauty of a Chris Coghlan is that he can play almost anywhere. So you could give any number of people a day off so that he can play.

    So, maybe just maybe, YOUR 2ND BASEMAN WHO HAS BEEN DOG SNOT MOST OF THE YEAR BUT IS SCORCHING HOT RIGHT NOW IS NOT THE BEST OPTION TO SIT DOWN?!?

    Perhaps a super old guy like Bautista would be a better option. In addition to being old and creaky, he is a veteran who at least should be better at handling a day off. And ALSO with the added bonus that you know it’s a beanball game and you KNOW who they are going after. But NO–let’s bench the kid who could totally lose it and go back to hell at any moment. For this, Gibbons is a millionaire?

    Rant over.

    • Q says:
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      @Q: *sat for Chris Coghlan* I have John Gibbons on my fury filled reptilian brain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, awesome

  32. Homerj24 says:
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    ROS, OBP instead of Runs. Smoak or Joseph?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  33. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,
    12 team 5×5 standard. McCutchen or Zimmer ROS for a 4th OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: thanks, as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Bostero111 says:
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    Yo Grey.

    12 team H2H keeper league.

    Need some help in deciding which one to pick up from the below:

    To-Jo
    Ian Happ (assuming he stays up)
    Zimmer
    Salami Tom.

    Thanks boss and have a great weekend.

  35. Reece King says:
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    Grey – The Mariners used to have a big campaign called Smoak-a-motive when he played here. You can still probably find them on eBay.

    Adam Jones was dropped (points format)… worth and add over a utility type like Marwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yeah, on Jones

  36. Jimbo says:
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    Better DL stash – Beltre or Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

  37. Robert says:
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    Drop any of these for Karns or hold?
    Hamels
    Eduardo Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  38. DonnieB says:
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    Anderson over Cesar Hernandez or Starlin Castro ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  39. Mookiewilson says:
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    I need to drop someone to activate melancon. I have To-Jo and I. Happ in my lineup as the most droppable hitters but they’re basically the only ones hitting. Do I drop one of them or one of my back end starters Gio, Wood or Eduardo Rodriguez? Carlos Santana would be another option but I’m still hoping his terribleness wanes.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  40. crenshaw07 says:
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    Can De Leon provide a Dingle Berrios impact this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, maybe

  41. OaktownSteve says:
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    Prediction for the day. The Dentist with 3 BB and 3 SB today.

    Good to see Eric Sogard back in the bigs. Hard working player. The A’s seem to churn out guys like him and Cliff Pennington.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I predict 0-for-3 with a run

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: stop with your anger, you are turning into me

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I wonder if I can get some kind of a prop bet that Daniel Norris walks him to start the game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take that

  42. Bostero111 says:
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    Yo Grey.

    12 team H2H keeper league.

    Need some help in deciding which one to pick up from the below:

    To-Jo
    Ian Happ (assuming he stays up)
    Zimmer
    Salami Tom.

    Thanks boss and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer, for lightning

  43. jack florida says:
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    still holding moreland over all of these?

    to jo, smoak, or morrison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly should go to Smoak at this point

      • jack florida says:
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        @Grey: thanks, always great advice from you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. John Hagar says:
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    Just traded Addison Reed for Severino (don’t need saves). I’m thinking about flipping Severino w/ Betances to a Yankees fan? In a 5×5 Roto, who wins ROS: Severino + Betances for Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras, pretty fair

  45. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Happ is ripping the cover off the ball (Average is up to .368) There has to be someone I can drop to bring him up.

    THese are my choices:

    Chisenhall
    Mancini
    Alonso
    Schebler
    Miguel Gonzalez
    Givens
    Hembree
    Vizcaino

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: m-gonz the pitcher? yeah he’s first gone.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        yes the pitcher. Do you agree Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Still waiting for him too be sent down. Doesnt seem to be happening

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See what happens tomorrow

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            meaning what grey?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What don’t you follow?

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                What do you mean see what happens tomorrow

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                When you said see what happens tomorrow

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hmm…Watch what happens is Bravo… Not following

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    you are confusing me Grey. LOL. When are they sending Happ down?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Heyward gets activated tomorrow, we’ll see then

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    If Happ doesnt get sent down then what should I do?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Activate him

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      and drop who from that list

                      Chisenhall
                      Mancini
                      Alonso
                      Schebler
                      Miguel Gonzalez
                      Givens
                      Hembree
                      Vizcaino

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Miguel

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Thanks for the advice.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thank you, Kimmel

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      What are you thanking me for

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      For bearing with me trying to understand what you were asking

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Well it’s ok grey. I can be frustrating at times

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  46. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    i’m guessing CUBS town is getting that nasty shit that STL had about an hour before dawn, heavy winds, lightning hitting stuff, power outages. or at least similar system, took a long time to get there if so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  47. Stephen Gilchrist says:
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    Pham or DeShields? 14 team OBP, need SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino

  48. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Awesome write up.

    1) weiters or hedges?
    2) Tommy Joseph or Smoak?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges…Smoak

  49. Musik says:
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    Grey on a non baseball note what music you listening to lately?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick’s new album DAMN

  50. los locos says:
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    Grey, you not buying the shark yet?

    10.70 k/9 1.70 bb/9 ERA is over 5, but isn’t that more bad luck? He just sitting on waivers.

    Also, drop Alonso for Smoak? I was a victim of Freeman yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not buying? I own him in more leagues than anyone this side of Odor

      • Primetime says:
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        @Grey: oh! He’s been dropped in most of mine..

        Thought on Logan top 10 2nd off the dl?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thought on Logan?

          • Primetime says:
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            @Grey: Logan forsight. His he better then scoop ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              About same, different things they give you

  51. John Hagar says:
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    In a fairly deep 5×5 Roto. Matt Garza is peaking my interest. Is he returning to his form from 2012-2014 (high 3’s ERA w/ 1.2 WHIP) or has he just faced weak competition? He’s 33, so not over-the-hill…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stay away

  52. 3up3down says:
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    12 team 6×6 Pujols or Smoak ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  53. Tapia says:
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    Riddle me this Grey, why is Tapia back up? Did the Rockies fill out the wrong forms? He never plays.

    Actual question is how long do you think he’s going to be up this time? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s ludicrous, no idea what the Rockies are doing

  54. Noam Levenson says:
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    Deal Smoak for Folty in a league where I’m short on pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  55. RobertM says:
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    Points league do you like 2-start Folty next week or Robbie Ray @MIL (Espino)? Thanks, love your work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

  56. Sean Smith says:
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    Would an offer of Mark Reynolds + either Leake/Walker/Corbin/Morton for Kluber be reasonable or am I crazy. This guy just lost Freeman and was trying to capitalize on it since I have Rizzo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy to me

  57. Anchovies says:
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    looking to stream in QS/IP/K…12 teamer. godley or perdomo or jesse chavez? maybe looking for someone to hang on to, as well.

    drop folty or miranda?

    thanks!
    -dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Godley…Miranda

      • Anchovies says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, ‘chovies

  58. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    gotta bench one of these today only, all within about 2.5 bucks on tron, OBP with hits/total bases
    c-sant @ morton
    mancini vs AAron
    franco vs t.williams (PIT)

    man that’s not good when franco, at home, in a good park, against a shitty righty is getting a Tron score of less than 1.

    2. for 12 teamer if you had lamb/franco/c-sant/rizzo drop any for to-jo in league specs above? have hernan for 3B on lamb lefty-off days. but of course if hernan loses at bats when braun is back that isn’t great. no CI slots, but 2 utils.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini 2. Meh, I’d hold

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: yeah i’d guess even if current value of to-jo > franco the risk of that flipping, franco being grabbed, me possibly left with no starter on some days would be really really bad. and c-sant in OBP is a whole different ballgame than 5×5. also chance of to-jo losing job entirely looms.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, kinda bunch of even stevens

  59. Anchovies says:
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    i could also use quick hits and runs and ribbys. how d you feel about Maybin or Sogard or Bour this weekend. i have one move left…though im loyal to my bts ore than my pitching.

    thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

  60. kevin says:
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    Good evening kind omniscient one.
    Smoak, hosmer,reynolds Morrison I have all but smoak
    Enyjoy youe weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am the great omniscient one! Smoak over Morrison if you like, but apples/apples

  61. FrankGrimes says:
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    Why the F is Bregman still on
    One of my teams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not doing good? Grimey!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        I just purged all my teams
        Felt like a refreshing haircut if
        I had bunch of under performing
        shit stains on my head

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

    • kaztan says:
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      @FrankGrimes: I cut him in one RCL today, holding him in another. Looks like he might be taking the Brett Lawrie career path.

  62. kevin says:
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    Which side Mr Grey is the new savant
    I don’t want it to be insulting?

    12 team 5 player keeper

    His Rizzo and Carrasco and 25th rounder for Hosmer, Margot and Teheran and say my 10 rounder??

    What pick should I add to potentially entice?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st rounder?

  63. Kip Mungjup says:
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    C. Santana and poloco for Just Dong and smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  64. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. cruz too much to give for degrom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t but it’s fair

  65. joe is a popular name says:
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    R Zimm for Keuchel? standard roto

    also with Justin Turner going on the DL, i swear 25% of my team is disabled.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  66. midas says:
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    justin verlander for yoenis cespedes which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  67. Slimcompoop says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! Are you still pointing the needle towards SELL for Duffy after his start last night? I’m in a K/9 league and couldn’t sell him off over the past two weeks, and just when I thought he couldn’t get his K’s back up, he does something like that and TOTALLY REDEEMS HIMSELF!

    Also…I don’t like catchers, but have Realmuto and am relatively happy with his production. Drop him for Hedges? OBP league.

    Screw open a Bartles and Jaymes for me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, poop! Depends what you can get for Duffy, I think he’s a 3.50 Era pitcher… hold Realmuto

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Yeah…I got an owner on the hook for Kluber in return for Duffy and something else. Just need to figure out what that something is.

  68. Zims Metal Plate says:
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    Points league, would you trade Bellinger for Schwarber or Kendrys Morales? Thanks love the site

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Schwarber, but it’s not w/out its risk

  69. LightBlack says:
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    Hey Grey. Would u trade Ozuna for ERod? Im alreay at 100 honers on the year and kead in runs and rbis. I could spare the power. OBP league. I mean I have a nice rotation of Carassco/Archer/Mcullers/Paxton/Maeda/Ray/Wheeler/J.Gray…..but why not add pitching. Of consists of Stanton/Springer/Ozuna/Conforto/Thames/Dickerson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

  70. Adam says:
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    Turner in DL
    Do I drop him or Paxton or Pollock
    Only have room for 2 DL spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  71. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in a weekly roto league, who would you rather own, karns or devenski?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

  72. Elwood Blues says:
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    NL only 5×5 keeper.. looking at a couple of trade offers.. would you rather take Dahl or Happ??
    If Happ trade to AL, I’d lose him, I have no idea if the Cubs will trade him, Eloy, or Baez.
    Both are cheap, but I’d have control over Happ for another 2 years over Dahl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  73. Jose says:
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    Grey would you trade jose ramirez and quintana for adrian beltre? Or beltre is no good anymore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  74. Ty says:
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    Hi. 12 team 5×5 roto points. Drop Santana for smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, could backfire

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I like the disclaimer. Because you know the second I make this transaction. Santana gets hot and Smoke goes cold… hold for me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  75. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper OBP league 5×5 CBS.

    Two teams in our league could be out of it already. The one team has Doizer, Joey Bats, Cargo and Adam Jones. The other team has pretty much Votto and Mazara, prob his two best players lol

    They would want younger players which i have.

    Happ
    Zimmer
    Bellinger
    Conforto

    Are any of those players worth trading for or buying low.?

    My starters
    Grandal
    Freeman – DL
    Schoop
    Arenado
    Seager C
    Conforto
    Bellinger
    JBJ
    Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Happ and Zimmer for Votto?

      • los locos says:
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        @Grey: Thanks I will give it try,.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • los locos says:
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          @los locos: Votto no deal.

          Other team.. Hosmer Dozier and my choice of A Jones or Cargo for Happ, Zimmer and Alonso… Thoughts. IDK.

          • los locos says:
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            @los locos: Or I trade Freddie Freeman and Sterling Marte for Miguel Cabrera.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not bad, Jones

  76. Harry says:
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    Thoughts on Robbie Ray now in a 12 tm H2H league, has he gone from sleeper to same ol Ray? (High K but too much risk with ERA WHIP)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I still like him, but it’s a pill to own him at times

      • Harry says:
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        @Grey: I hear ya, small sample size but rather have Zimmer or Mazara?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maz, needs based tho

  77. Scott says:
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    Hand or Oday best bet for saves? Capps is a ways away. Maurer looks terrible. Brach has scuffled too. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      Oday pitching in 7th today but facing heart of order

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oday

  78. 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

    Got 2 adds left so which two streams should I use?

    5/20
    Wheeler vs. LAA (9.4)
    Andriese vs. NYY (5.8)
    Gausman vs. TOR (4.8)

    5/21
    Chavez @NYM (7.7)
    Godley @SD (3.4)
    J. Garcia vs. WSH (-3.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler…. Chavez

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay thanks, wasn’t sure if Chavez or Godley would be the better stream/pickup there but I know you liked Wheeler’s start.

        Out of the guys I already own, they all starts tomorrow right?

        Ray @SD (15.4)
        Urias vs. MIA (12.3)
        Nova vs. PHI (7.1)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start them

  79. Nightmare! says:
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    Which one of these 2 would you trade first

    Conforto or Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis prolly get you more

  80. FrankGrimes says:
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    My research shows there is more
    caught stealing this year than any
    other in history!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: It’s all the cameras everywhere, street corners, above registers, parking lots.

        Same reason you shouldn’t wear a romper in public.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t be hating on my romper!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        my research: hitting my Pax and making shit up
        that could possibly be true.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, nice! You should be in the research department!

  81. William Hung says:
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    And the next closer on the closepocolypse is Kelvin Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope not

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Latest results haven’t been pretty – K rate has been meh all season too

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: As cricketers are fond of saying, Kennys ‘dismissed it from his presence’.

        While I have you on the line, in the ol’ H2H, I’m trying to get saves out of Robertson, Knebel, Vincent and a recently-dropped-by-someone-who-couldn’t-take-it-any-more Maurer. I have Bedrosian and Familia on the DL.

        I could really do with freeing up a spot – I know it’s a shitty collection of relievers, but SAGNOF. Is Familia expendable? I also have about 4 hitters on the DL so it’s not like i have DL slots to burn.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can lose Familia… JFOH and I were talking about you earlier yesterday

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I thought I felt my ears burning! Glowing tributes I hope.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Only!

  82. Nightmare! says:
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    Just traded my Thames for Josh Donaldson. How’d I do?

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Nightmare!: hard to believe we’ve (well I’VE) come to not know what to do with this answer. and it’s thames for me. shame you didn’t have son of donald and traded him for thames + something else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  83. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    i would’ve guessed top 6 for hedges, as i know i had no intention of dropping him after he starting hitting homers after that 0-25 to start the year strech. when you literally use a different catcher in really deep leagues 80% of all days (unless you somehow know bandy is going twice in a row in some leagues, which you usually don’t) you start to get a feel for when NOT to drop a guy, esp in moves limits leagues. it was much harder when DTD’arnaud was doing awesome while also pulling the old catcher version of victorino.

    best stream tomorrow
    meyer @ NYM (SON loves this guy, scares the hell out of me)
    gausman vs TOR
    meyer’s 2.1 bucks higher. man the mess must not be good against pitchers of meyer’s type. either that or meyer has gotten very very lucky excepting his last start. or both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good… Meyer I guess

  84. wiudavis says:
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    Grey musta’ got paid…..all buy and not alot of sellin’
    And for the record Ian Happ has to stay with the Cubs. I think he is for real.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully

  85. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    how messed up is it that with all my injuries this week (braun/story/brocktune/dave peralta) that i might very well lose total bases/OBP/hits this week in my bigger money league h2h team ONLY from dropping wong for walker back on monday. this is ugly. also that 1/5th of moves used on that could’ve been used for miranda/nelson stream or acquiring zimmer/pazos.

    wong since monday (even with a lefty in there, is kinda why i dumped him for walker, plus the counting stats walker would tend to get in the 4th hole rather than 8th hole)
    OBP of .556, 9 bases, 3 runs, 1 RBI, 7 hits.
    walker OBP of .308, 4 bases, 3 hits, 2 runs, no rbi’s.

    brighter side, quintana/dave peralta isn’t hurt anymore, and lamb ownership.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  86. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    you know somebody is winning by at least 6 if delgado’s pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  87. William Hung says:
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    Eduardo Nunez is a bit of a hot schmotato right now – bad timing for my love/hate of Rendon, though I guess it’s hard to trust anyone in that terrible Giants lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s ok

  88. mihai says:
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    Grey, in your yearly Top 500 you were thinking Max Kepler is going to be a top 75 player this year (548 AB,74 R, 23 HR, 85 RBI, 14 SB, 0.266 AVG). What is your expectation on him now? Should I drop him or still keep him in a 20 teams league 5*5? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did, he disappointed me thus far, I’d hold him in a 20 team league

  89. TTRA1N says:
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    Rank Bour, Travis, Tim Anderson and Zimmer ROS please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour, Zimmer, depends on needs

  90. John Lettiere says:
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    ROS which would you rather have

    Goldy

    Rizzo and Khris Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  91. peacecoast says:
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    drop andriese, folty or gio for wheeler? SON likes wheeler this week. Gio is starting to regress I think. Or do you think Gio has trade value?

    dropping Rajai I think this upcoming FAAB. Pick up Zimmer, Hicks, Adam Frazier, Fowler in that order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty…Zimmer

  92. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    I own joc in a dynasty league. Not sure how to feel about him. Contact is at an all-time high, which was his biggest issue when he came up. But this year the flyballs disappeared and GB% increased. Still has only one HR, from first couple days of the season.

    Is he a sell low? Hold? It’s an OBP league, so he has more value, but even this year he’s still around low .300s.

    Have loved this guy since he came up but no idea what to make of him now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  93. Trevor says:
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    Where is the batter, batter, batter contest post?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’ll be up shortly

  94. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you trade Cole, Mazara, Moncada and Bregman for Arenado and Greinke in a long term keeper league? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  95. James Stechschulte says:
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    I got offered Benintendi for my Andrew Miller and Justin Wilson. It is a keeper league with the ability to sign guys up to 5 years. We get $280 for the keepers and the auction draft. I signed Miller to 2 years and he is $5 next year. Benintendi is signed through 2019 and his contract is $12 in 2018 and $17 for 2019.

    Thoughts on Benintendi for the ROS and also for the next 2 years. I am still in the running this year but if I trade these 2 guys I really have nothing left from a saves perspective. Kintzler, Kelley, Nick Vincent, Derek Law also on the team. Dumpster diving for saves….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it and run

  96. Vee says:
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    Stream wade Miley at home tmw vs Jays? Or musgrove at home vs CLE? Thanks and great read

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Miley if you have to

  97. josepht says:
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    4×4 werth or smoak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  98. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Quick question

    We had discussed dropping Miguel Gonzalez if Happ stays up. The questions I have are these.

    1) Would you drop Adam Frazier or Gonzalez to make room for Happ?

    2) In my league if a pitcher that is your minors pitches 50 innings in the show you must call them up. If I am forced to bring him up I would need to drop someone. Is Gonzalez or Adam Frazier a choice for Glasnow or just cut Glasnow knowing that someone will pick him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Miguel 2. Miguel

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I can drop Miguel Gonzalez for either Happ or Glasnow. Cant drop Miguel for both. LOL.
        My other choices to drop are as follows:

        Chisenhall
        Frazier
        Mancini
        Schebler
        Alonso
        Givens
        Hembree
        Vizcaino
        Givens

        Who from that list would you drop for Glasnow or Happ? Miguel and which other one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You also don’t know if you’re dropping him for Happ

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Miguel will be dropped for either Happ or Glasnow. If I drop MIguel for Happ who do i drop for Glasnow?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              First let’s see if you drop Miguel for Happ

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                The cubs game got called. So won’t worry about Happ until tomorrow. Would you start these pitchers tonight:

                Andriese at home vs NYY
                Nova at home vs PHI
                Max @ ATL
                Verlander at home vs. TEX

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  All of them

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Grey,

                    I am thinking about cutting Mancini to add Happ. Thoughts?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Haniger is supposed to be back this week. Would you drop Chisenhall or Schebler when he Haniger is activated?

                      So drop Miguel Gonzalez for Happ, and drop who for Glasnow?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Lonnie

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      and drop who for Glasnow

  99. Ben Lyons says:
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    Bautista, wade Davis and quintana for Kershaw? Fair? He wants Carlos Santana instead of Bautista… don’t really wanna do that but I need to free up some roster spaces should I bite?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair for the person getting Kershaw

  100. Scooterboy says:
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    8 team H2H 5×5 category private league. These guys are currently on my waiver wire. Could you see dropping any of my current players for any of these guys, or just holding? Thanks, love the site.
    Waiver Wire: Cory Dickerson, Yonder Alonso, Scott Schebler, Ian Happ, Justin Smoak, Tommy Joseph.

    C: Realmuto
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Hernandez
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Turner
    MI: Segura
    CI: Abreu
    OF: Harper
    OF: Springer
    OF: Duvall
    OF: Conforto
    OF: Altherr
    U: Reynolds
    Bench: Hanley Ramirez
    DL: Story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson over Altherr

  101. Scooterboy says:
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    For a roster spot would you pick up any of these starters on waivers, over what I already have? Thanks.
    Waiver Wire: Nova, Severino, Berrios, Triggs, Senzetela

    My Rotation: Darvish, Duffy, Lackey, McCullers Jr., Bundy, Wood, Leake, Vargas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios over Bundy, Severino over Vargas

  102. ThE sHiT says:
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    Would you give up Zimmer/Michael Taylor for Beni? Trying to consolidate my bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  103. Daniel says:
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    Thoughts on this deal? Revamped it from when you said to hold off a couple weeks ago.

    5×5 league, OBP instead of AVG. Need pitching.

    Give: Goldy, Realmuto
    Get: Lindor, Lester, Gary Sanchez

    Thoughts? I love upgrading Realmuto to someone who produces stats other than OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  104. mrbaseball says:
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    KEEP 2 – so who gets walking papers here

    Tommy Joseph Phi – 1B
    Albert Pujols LAA – 1B
    Victor Martinez Det – 1B

    What to do with Joc Pederson – he been sitting like 50% of the time – I never seen so many left handed pitching – I was hoping for 25 to 30 homeruns – now I hope for 25 to 30 singles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      V-Mart — yeah, Joc’s been a real disappointment, I still think he can break out at some point, but seeming less likely as Belliinger continues to pound the ball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury…Knebel, Herrera

  105. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    games getting taken off like a prom dress.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, sucks

  106. FrankGrimes says:
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    TIL Matt Bush was drafted 1st overall
    and Verlander was second. Mlb draft is such a crapshoot.

    http://i.imgur.com/6wpQIoB.png

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, prospects in general are a crapshoot

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Just with those comments
        I’d take JV all day over Bush (hehe)

        Belt was drafted 99 picks ahead of AuShizz!!!
        (Insert head in oven emoji)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  107. thatguypeter says:
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    Conforto and Gyorko for Correa in redraft league. Correa side is the way to go right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Correa

  108. Swfcdan says:
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    Meyer worth a stream today if you are needing QS’s in a deep H2Her?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  109. Swfcdan says:
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    Also keeper league and frustrated like hell with D Norris.

    Doubt I’m keeping him at this rate, so worth sending him for Taillon? Even if Taillon doesn’t pitch again this year, I can park him on the DL and should have a decent keeper next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do like Taillon more long term

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Swfcdan: way better than norris thus far and likely in future. might end up more well adjusted if he loses a ball too, less likely for pregnancies (still gotta be careful though)

  110. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    3 episodes into The Keepers on Netflix. Pretty solid so far. I’m a sucker for a documentary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too! Cougs has plans tonight, I might watch the final four episodes

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Ha so does my girlfriend. We can internet watch together!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            We should all!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love that!

  111. toneDEAF! says:
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    Gotta stream one of these guys. Which one?

    Gallardo vs White Sox
    Alex Meyer @ Mets

    Son likes Meyer more, but I’m not sure if he has enough starts to analyze him. Small sample size and all.. Who would you start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meyer

  112. Brett says:
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    Current outfield and utility is: Harper, Bellinger, Benintendi, Broxton, Happ, Deshields. I have Polanco and Haniger on the DL coming back soon.

    Would you try to move Deshields and Taijuan Walker for Cueto?

    Also, Bregman or Odor?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  113. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    should peacock be added or just assume keuchel will only miss on start? have boyd/gausman in AL only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like one start is all

  114. L-Boogie says:
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    I assume Carlos Santana and Jansen for Arenado is a no-brianer, especially since I have 2 other closers. Right? 12 team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  115. SteveNZ says:
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    Few things more deflating than the bases-loaded sac fly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Having a dildo thrown at your face too, I hear

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: You’ve lost me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          John Oliver with NZ PM, what JFOH and I were talking about

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Oh that. Old news! Sad!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  116. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    good god AAron again with the blisters. do these guys (hill too) have some kind of degenerative skin disease? i’m being serious as up till these two i don’t think i’d ever heard of somebody having “recurring blister syndrome”

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: let me fix that, i’d never heard of it when applied to pitchers in baseball. i do remember having a memory of constant blisters, but it didn’t have anything to do with baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  117. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Who do you have more confidence in to turn their season around? Odor or Gregory polanco

    Thanks

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Brett: me thinks he’ll answer odor, not brocktune

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome: although i’m not suggesting that brocktune WON’T come out of it, his is caused by that shoulder thing he had at start of season. he is still taking BB’s, in fact a ton of them, but he needs to steal more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  118. Wilson says:
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    Severino or Berrios for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  119. peacecoast says:
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    ugh I’m actually thinking of sitting Salazar tomorrow in HOU. You?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @peacecoast: i am, but only in leagues with like 1200-maybe 1400 innings caps. not in my normal 1700-1800’s, unless i’m ahead of projections.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @goodfold2: I got no cap in my league. But outside of the K’s he has been brutal lately as you know I’m sure.

  120. peacecoast says:
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    do you like this Adam Frazier kid? Is Fowler a bust this year?

    did you ever watch Peaky Blinders? last year you said it was on your list. I bailed in season 2 or 3. Same thing with Ray Donovan. I hate it when the main guy goes through the asshole selfish phase usually in season 2-3 (same thing with Madmen but I pushed through on that one).

    Did you watch Split?

    Hey what about Andriese, he looked shitty today. Streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream Andriese… I liked Peaky Blinders, but you need to watch with subtitles

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: what about adam frazier dude, you like him? He gonna be the lede for next week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just went over him Friday morning…

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: oops sorry I see it now!

  121. Mo Money says:
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    Schebler or Joseph?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  122. goodfold2 says:
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    carmart now at 9.125 pitches per inning across 8 innings. maybe he’s afraid of water and wants to get this game done as soon as possible. it’s hard to even do that. the hitters have to help out at SF very much. both offenses looking like shit, might have carmart start the 11th at like 95 pitches.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: backtrack, it just LOOKS like rain, it’s not gonna rain.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: took till the 28th batter to look bad, and by that i mean one BB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilarious

  123. goodfold2 says:
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    if anybody’s watching that SF/STL game somebody slipped carpenter some DMT and convinced him he suddenly had billy hamilton’s legs when he attempted to take third on a double to the left field wall and get tagged out easily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: turned a guy on 2B in extra innings with no outs to one out nobody on base with 1 out. that team has had baserunning issues since at least last year, carp tagged out in similar situation somewhat lately.

  124. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Wheeler or Cobb moving forward?

    Keeper league so I have to hold on to Bellinger, but HanRam or Smoak as 1B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler — Hanley

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir. Hope you are having a good weekend.

        Cheers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  125. Freddie to die says:
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    Hold schwarber or pick up Josh bell or Justin Bour? 5×5 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  126. So glad y’all were on CDick in the 1st week or so. What a monster week he’s had – carrying my team.

    Razzball: they don’t CDick around.

    Your marketing dept can have that one for free.
    ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  127. Brett says:
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    So when/if urias gets demoted when maeda returns are you keeping urias on your roster?

    Also better stash matz or Jon gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues…Matz

  128. Mordacious Levator says:
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    hey straily give up at least some hits so i have a snowball’s chance in hell of adding you in like 27 hours here when i get moves back for next week please! if he keeps up this no hitter business he’ll be gone earlier for sure, and i’m actually surprised in this league he’s available anyway really. i got perdomo/m.montgomery to dispose myself of.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: yep, that old adage might hold true, when it comes to water or being snaked to SP dykes and kikes are the way to go.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Mordacious Levator: oh my how i left out the best part of that, so it should go “when it comes to plugging holes or being snaked to SP”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  129. speill says:
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    I know Lester has had a rough start. So have the cubbies. What do you think of trading Scherzer for Lester and Wade Davis? Thank you sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  130. Nick the quick says:
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    Martin or Hedges ROS 5×5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

  131. 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

    I have a comfortable lead in W’s, K’s, L’s and QS’s and leading ERA & WHIP 3.09 – 7.04 & 1.19 – 1.70 respectively. I have a total of 81.2 innings pitched for the week and my opponent only has 38.1.

    So is it a good idea or bad idea to start Godley today @SD (2.0) while my opponent should be starting Arrieta vs. MIL (19.7) and Triggs vs. BOS (-2.3) … ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit him

  132. m0se says:
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    cut one of the following: nola, roark, karns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  133. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop Gallo, Bell or Gardner for Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  134. Coco B Fleer says:
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    Don’t remember the Black and Blue card but there was this Black and Decker card:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you change Decker to Blue in your Google search, you’ll see it

  135. The JoGarza says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    12-tm H2H OBP

    I have Cozart at SS and C.Davis/Edwin as my 1B/UTIL. Should I trade Edwin/Davis for Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  136. Mornin’ Grey !
    I’ve been offered Rizzo for Berrios and Happ.
    My pitching staff is a league worst, and I’d be dropping Moreland to make room for Rizzo.
    Your thoughts ?
    Thanks in advance..

  137. Jimbo says:
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    ROS Tanaka or Maeda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  138. Brett says:
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    Rest of the year Gregory Polanco or Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, flip a coin at this point

  139. Brett says:
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    Not sure what will happen to Urias. Would you cut him for Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not unless Urias is sent down

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Looks likely

  140. Rumham says:
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    K.Davis (5 games) $7 hittertron or Kiermaier (7 games v. R) $15 or Happ as a hot schmotato this week?

    Also, Odor, Andrus, or Happ this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta go 7 games…. Odor

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        So, Kiermaier, Odor

  141. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Kyle seager and rondon OPS + HOLDS league

    for castellanos and Carrasco who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  142. Packers says:
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    Hi Grey, 12 team roto weekly lineups, wins and losses, those cats suck.
    Would you add a two start Eickhoff this week? Both starts are a stream and at home vs. Col. Hoffman and Cinci Feldman. I’d have to sit a closer for a week.
    2. Is Law a drop? I also have Melancon.
    Thanks, enjoy your Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Eickhoff… I’d hold Law for now if I could

      • Packers says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks a lot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  143. The Harrow says:
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    16 teamer with QS/holds added. my staff is
    SP chavez/hahn/wood/lackey/shoemaker/andriese/ryu/rodon
    RP norris/betances/glover/bearclaw/rivero/bradley
    DL thor

    1. drop andriese/ryu for karns still with this karns injury news? (i have a pending waiver to drop ryu)

    2. bearclaw looked good last 2 innings out, but no leverage. drop him for one of these or hold:
    vizcaino/kela/farq/nicascio/soylent greene/rogers/edwards/j.smith

    3. also in this league (OPS and hits added) somebody dropped alonso, drop to-jo from util (have goldy at 1B) for alonso?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: for reference on depth of FA out there the best are cashner/cahill (DL)/clevinger/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Hold 3. Sure

  144. Mike and Ike says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve got Sale, McCullers, Pineda, and Walker in addition to Kluber

    I’ve got Lindor, Odor, and Story my middle infield spots.

    WOuld you deal KLUBER for Cano? Its a weekly league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cano

      • Mike and Ike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Mike and Ike says:
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        @Grey: Sit Odor til he starts performing? Or Story?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sit Story

  145. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Which two of these 2-start pitchers do you like for next week?

    Nelson – vs tor, vs ari
    Folty – vs pit, @ sf
    Glasnow – @ atl, vs nym
    Peacock – vs det, vs bal

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Peacock, Folty

  146. Elwood Blues says:
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    I have some closer depth.. is Igelias and Suarez both free agents at the end of the year too mich to give up for A.Russell at $15 for next 2+ years? NL keeper 5×5 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  147. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Story is supposedly coming off the DL some time next week (rumored Tues or Wed). Start Story or pick up one of Beckham, Galvis, Didi or Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  148. Brett says:
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    Thoughts on Paxton? Paxton or Cueto?

    Current outfield is Harper, Bellinger, Benintendi, Deshields Broxton and utility is Happ. Have bothe Polanco and Haniger on the DL. Okay dealing Polanco for Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on Polanco

  149. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    NL only, OBP over AVG, total bases added.
    C flowers
    1B thames
    2B cesar H
    SS peraza
    3B spangenberg
    MI walker
    CI cactus jesus (back to full time bench before braun got back, now i’m sure it’s bench)
    OF (4) puig/harper/braun/inciarte
    util saunders
    BN rey fuentes
    DL turner/freeman
    NA brinson
    till turner gets back who’s best out of these: arroyo (at least starts), jaso (getting more at bats than aguilar anyway. .355 OBP and 2 HR in last 2 weeks), hold aguliar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arroyo

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: well i guess now with thames having a minor injury hold cactus, drop rey fuentes for either arroyo or a bacukup catcher (some actual starters out there in rivera/barnhart/DTD’arnaud). could drop cahill now that he seems even more injured than before. fuentes was lead off for about 1 game, not anymore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arroyo

  150. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    feliz just got his first K in what might actually be weeks. wish they showed MPH in box scores, maybe that’s back up too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love to see that too

  151. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you do the following trade, and for which pitcher?:

    My: Taj. Walker and Danny Duffy

    His: Zack Greinke OR Carlos Carrasco

    Pitching is a scarcity in my league, and there is nothing on the waiver wire.

    10-team h2h mixed , standard 5×5 categories
    My staff
    -Chris Archer
    -Alex Wood
    -Danny Duffy
    -Charlie Morton
    -Jake Odorizzi
    -JC Ramirez
    -Taj Walker (DL)
    -Trevor Cahill (DL)
    -Kenta Maeda (DL)
    -Nate Karns (seemingly to the DL)

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Take Greinke and run. He looks like his old self so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Carrasco first

  152. Josh-NYC says:
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    Also,

    Eugenio Suarez or Aaron Altherr?

    Thanks Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

  153. chris pierce says:
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    AGon, Bell Smoak ROS or until Hoskins comes up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  154. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am treading lightly with this question. Tyler Glasnow has two starts this coming week. On the road against ATL, and at home vs NYM. Would you start him in both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        sit him for both and keep him in the minors.

  155. Schleber says:
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    What do you guess for Schleber’s line at the end of the season? Thanks.

    • Grey

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      Maybe 24 HRs, .255

  156. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. who do you like at 2b for next week?

    harrison – 4 @ at, 3 vs nym
    frazier – 4 @ at, 3 vs nym
    sogard – 2 vs tor, 4 vs ari
    travis – 2 @ mil, 3 vs tex
    schoop – 3 vs min, 3 @ hou
    taylor – 3 vs stl, 3 vs chc

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  157. Brett says:
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    Devon Travis or Delino Deshields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  158. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, someone dropped Aaron Sanchez.. Drop Lackey for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  159. The Harrow says:
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    why the F wasn’t bush in here?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: nevermind, but this is odd that the claim is bush needed 2 full days off after going 33 pitches on FRIDAY, unless maybe the rotoworld guys meant saturday on that one. this also explains just why dyson was in the 7th/8th and not kela

  160. Fleeced says:
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    Would you trade Nola for Conforto?

    Redraft 5×5

  161. Lucas Silva says:
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    Re: Sano

    I agree that the BABIP will chill to a certain degree, but he has the skill set to run one near .375, and that’s a low estimation. His hard contact rate of 52.4% is first in the league. Soft contact rate of 3.7% is also first, by a wide margin. His average exit velocity of 100 mph thwarts the second best hitter in that regard, who sits at 96.1 mph. The gap between him and second place is larger than second to 30th.

    Furthermore, he uses the whole field, so he won’t get dinged by shifts, and he’s doing a terrific job of avoiding BABIP killers: 2.7 IFFB% and 29.3 GB%.

    The BABIP won’t be at .479 (as of Tuesday) for the whole year, obviously, but selling based on an assumed BABIP correction is a shallow look at a hitter’s skill set.

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