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I’m at my computer checking baseball news about six months a year.  Give or take about five hours here and there.  On Saturday, it was one of those times I was away from my computer, due to a family wedding in Cape May.  Closer change, prospect call-up.  Happens when you’re away from the computer, that’s it.  Call it a wrap.  With Prospector Ralph in the league, there’s no chance for me.  Around 6 PM, I got the dreaded text.  “Lewis Brinson was called up.”  Too bad I didn’t see it until about 7 PM.  Had a lavender-flavored champagne in one hand, a lobster claw in the other hand, my mom was like, “You have butter dripping down your chin,” my grandfather was complaining Bruno Mars doesn’t have good choruses in his songs, and there was the text, sitting there on a locked iPhone screen.  Done.  Sigh.  Well, if you got him, or can still get Brinson, you should.  Jonathan Villar hit the DL, and, brucely, he wasn’t playing well and Keon Broxton (1-for-4 and his 7th homer yesterday) moves to a platoon role.  Unless Brinson totally flames out, he’s up, and playing for good in center.  In Triple-A, he had six homers and seven steals in 45 games, which is what I’d expect from him in the majors.  Your basic 25/25/.280 guy.  Yesterday, he hit leadoff went 0-for-2 with two walks and stole his first base.  Yes, he should be owned everywhere, and could be the Trea Turner-type call-up of the year.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Chase Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  Finally gave up a run after 21+ IP scoreless, but still another great start that was only upstaged by ROBBIE RAY — 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Those weren’t caps, that was Robbie Ray moving forward on the stage and getting larger.  It’s a theater technique he learned from his gay uncle, Robbie Gay.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .317.  Au Shizz!

Brandon Drury – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, 2nd homer in the last two games, and 3rd homer this week.  You can’t say Drury without sounding drunk, and you can’t say his recent numbers without hot schmotato.

David Peralta – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .312.  Hasn’t been bad, but, if I’m being honest, I dropped him about ten days ago and haven’t looked back until Sunday.

Sean Newcomb – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (2 BBs), 7 Ks as he was called up.  Impressive first start for Newcomb, especially with the command problems he had in the minors.  I’d still be tentative about going near him due to his wildness.  Liable to give you a roofie and you wake up with someone standing over you with a steak knife and a hole where a kidney’s supposed to be.

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  Been great, terrific, wonderful, fantastic, adjective!  I’d still use the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Robert Gsellman – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA 4.95.  Now has four straight solid starts since he was moved back into the rotation.  Gbuyman?  P the erhaps, in the right leagues.

Steven Matz – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks in his first start of the year.  For one weekend in June, Mets fans remembered what it was like to have reliable pitching.  No one would’ve guessed in March the Mets had the major league worst ERA going into play on Saturday.  And, if you’re thinking to yourself, “Wow, that must be really bad since I think there is no good pitching this year,” pat yourself on your own booty, because you’re right.

Seth Lugo – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks in his first start of the year.  The Comatose Mets Fan who conked out in March, and woke up this weekend is like, “Syndergaard, Harvey, deGrom, Gsellman, Matz, Lugo!  We have the best six-man rotation since the 1984 U.S.S.R women’s volleyball team, which was before they had a genital check.”  I like Lugo for deeper leagues, has a solid repertoire and otherworldly curve, but I don’t know if he stays in the rotation.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homers.  Moistasskiss!

Alex Gordon – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  I’m going to start calling this guy, Alex Markakis.

Cory Spangenberg – 2-for-4 and his 2nd and 3rd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jose Pirela – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .500.  Power’s not really his bag, but he’s also not a bag man and I’ve tried to add Pirela in all of my NL-Only leagues.  Solid floor guy who now has playing time.

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.91.  May not be a Porsche, Ferrari or Lambo, but a Kia or Gio are just reliable.  Kia more for Korean fantasy leagues.

Koda Glover – Hit the DL, and the Nats closer is…Hmm…Hey, hey, hey, it’s Matt Albers!  Originally thought it might be Shawn Kelley, but Kelley gave up 3 runs and has an ERA so high they named an airplane after it.  When asked if they are in the market for a closer, GM Rizzo said, “Yes, we’ll take anyone except Drew Poopyhead Storen.”

Ryan Zimmerman – Has now started one game in the last four.  Was about a week ago I asked everyone for their best guess when Zimmerman would be DL’d.  Y’all still feeling confident with guessing no DL stint this year?

Austin Bibens-Dirkx – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks and he stole a base!  You know why he stole?  I liken it to when my grandfather was given a Roku for his birthday and had no idea what to do with it, so he used it as doorstop.  No one knows what an Austin Bibens-Dirkx is or what it does, so have him run!

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer.  This might be the start of something, but I looked at his recent games, and he hasn’t done much.

Dallas Keuchel – Shut down for a week.  Never a good sign to get shut down after hitting the DL more than three days ago.  Shut down right when hitting the DL?  Okay.  Shut down three days after hitting the DL.  Uh-oh.  That’s just science.

David Paulino – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.59.  On the bright side, David Paulino, you’re the 2nd best pitching Bundy in MLB.

Yulieski Gurriel – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  He was in Friday’s Buy because he was a week-long schmotato last week, and he’s kept it going.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-4, 3 runs and two steals (18, 19), hitting .261.  Pretty sure that Maybin stole all 19 bags this weekend.  Dan Pants went over Maybin in Friday night’s roundup, and I agree with everything he said.  Maybin should be owned quickfast.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-5 and his 10th homer.  Hey, Pujols, that don’t stink!

Eric Young Jr. – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (4), hitting .318.  Once they got that monkey, Mike Trout, off their backs, the Angels were able to spread their wings!  Suddenly, there’s a ton of speed in the majors, SAGNOF!

Chris Tillman – 1 1/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 8.01.  Also, in the Yankee Stadium series on Sunday, Kevin Gausman – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 6.49.  Gausman and Tillman both got so rocked in NYC that they got free souvenir CBGB shirts.  Maybe the Orioles shouldn’t staff their rotation to resemble Bono’s HOF intro for Bob Marley, “Shaman, human, Jamaican, Tillman, Gausman…”

Aaron Judge – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homer, hitting .344.  He hit the furthest home run since 2009 when ESPN started measuring homers.  It took Judge eight steps to round the bases and rejoice with his blue ox.  Some say that ox built the stadium.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Also, in this game, Starlin Castro (2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs) hit his 12th homer.  Ya kinda don’t want to go near the Yanks’ offense right now, said Mr. On-The-Nose Dialogue.

Alex Wood – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.01, as he activated from the DL.  Coulda, Shoulda, Wooda been better, but it’s good to have him back on the field.  Let’s hope the Dodgers don’t make him move to the end of the 14-person rotation line.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (14, 15).  Well, he’s no Aaron Judge (except Bellinger missed about a month in the minors).

Corey Seager – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .279.  Preseason darling is starting to come around, but speed will never come and I’m still not impressed.  Been there, said that.  And that’s me yadda-yadda’ing your schmooping!

Adrian Gonzalez – His back locked up on Sunday.  Check that fake-looking rock outside Dodger Stadium for a hidden key.

Scott Schebler – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .244.  Also, in this game, Joey Votto (1-for-5) hit his 18th and Adam Duvall (1-for-5) hit his 15th.  We need a good name for the Reds’ slugging threesome.  Right Said Reds?  The Commie Bombies?  The Ghost of Marge Schott’s Homer-Bots?

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1….

Mitch Haniger – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “It’s oh-fish summer, so you best be figuring out some shizz on your own, I’m drunk!”

James Paxton – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.25.  Is it me (it’s not me) or does it seem like Paxton is not pitching as well as his ERA is purporting?

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.31.  Closest he’s looked since the first game of the season, but he was dealing with injuries, so it’s time to go back in on Happ in mixed leagues where he was dropped.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  Man, it’s tough to pinpoint this guy.  He has a solid start, I tell everyone to grab him, and he has a miserable start, now a solid one again.  I’d grab him, but it’s far from safe.  Or his birth certificate doesn’t have his name down as, Sonny Skies-Are Gray.  Skies-Are is a popular middle name in Scandinavia, by the way.

Mallex Smith – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and, like, forty steals this weekend.  With Kiermaier going down, Mallex looks to be the new leadoff hitter and center fielder for the Rays.  Quick rundown of Mallex…Actually that describes him to a T.  He’s got a quick run down pat.  Looking at a guy that could steal 50 bags with 550 ABs, and is a must own everywhere that needs speed, which is everywhere in these days of station to station baseball.  The go-go 80’s with Ron LeFlore and people sniffing the foul lines thinking it’s the devil’s dandruff, this is not.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .260.  He’s also seeing more time (don’t ask me how Kiermaier going down led to Rasmus and Mallex both getting more time).

Tim Beckham – 2-for-4, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  With Kiermaier going down, Beckham also got an increase in playing time–Kidding, he does play though, and hot schmotato.

Matt Andriese – Headed back to the DL after re-aggravating his groin.  This guy’s straining his groin more than my 14-year-old self to Cher’s If I Could Turn Back Time video.

Carlos Carrasco – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.36 vs. Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.30.  Preseason Grey would’ve loved starting both of these guys; June Grey is glad to only see 5 ER in just over ten innings.

Jeff Hoffman – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.33.  The Bud Black magic continues.  Oh, and so much better than the Vida Blue balls.  At this point, you have to own Hoffman everywhere, and then just throw caution to the wind for his starts in Coors until he throws a bad game.

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .228.  Zobrist would be having a better season if he wasn’t so old and sore, and it’s against his religious beliefs to use Ben-Gay.  Plus, Chick-Fil-A sauce doesn’t work as well.

Jake Arrieta – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.68.  Bet some people still consider him an ace.  Not just people in the Billy Goat Tavern.

Carl Edwards Jr. – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.07.  Too bad the Cubs demoted Frankoff, he would’ve been the perfect complementary piece with Carl Edwards James Olmos.  Frankoff, you Cylon!

Addison Russell – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .213.  Also, in this game, Kyle Schwarber hit a pinch hit homer (11), Montero (4th homer) and Zobrist.  The Cubs look ready to repeat, said only the person who watched their hitting on Sunday and not Arrieta.

Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  Nola’s been about as uninspiring as the Bourbon Street-adjacent, less-trafficked New Orleans thoroughfare, Cheap-Ass Vodka Street.

Odubel Herrera – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  He’s been the greatest hitter of the last eight days, you must recognize.

Jose Berrios – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.84.  Not to drag Berrios like he’s dingle-Berrios, but the five inning starts are cool.  Dot dot dot.  When you’re in high school!

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .205.  But hitting .205 doesn’t tell the full story, it only matters what he’s doing recently.  In the last week, Buxton is hitting .235!  Wow, guys and five girls!

Austin Slater – 3-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs, hitting .320.  Giants produce hitters out of nothing at all like the Air Supply’ers say.

Giancarlo Stanton – Hasn’t played the last two games due to being hit on the hand.  Sigh of relief for now that it is just a bruised hand for Stanton.  A bruise in the hand is worth two on the bench.

Jameson Taillon – Will start today vs. the Rockies.  Or as they’re saying around the Taillon household, “Today, he takes the ball.”

Ivan Nova – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  Hopefully Searage won’t turn this diamond into Cole.

Felipe Rivero – 1 1/3 IP and the save on Saturday and 1 1/3 IP and the save on Sunday, ERA at 0.53.  Felipe Rivero is an MLB closer for sure.  He is also the answer to, “Que es el nombre del QB por los Chargers?”  Juan Nicasio isn’t an MLB closer.  He’s a sales pitch for a used electronic keyboard.

 
  1. Scott says:
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    Nice write up. One thing missing from this piece all season has been miguel cabera b/c he hasn’t done $hit. The dude has 5 homers in over 200 plate appearances. Today marked 20 games in a row for him w/o a HR. What the motherF is going on?

    His fly ball rate is down a little from last year, but he has a career high line drive rate and hard hit rate. As of saturday he had the 10th highest avg exit velocity in baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I’ve gone over him in a previous sell, search the site

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Hard to write off Miguel, because he’s Miguel, but what are you going to do with him? You have to trade him, because dropping him is foolish, but what should you ask for? I don’t think anyone is giving up a ton for a 1B that is probably worse than their own 1B at this point. So good luck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what others think about him

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey:

            Yep. Just like smelly Odor.

    • Katie M says:
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      Giles for Hamilton straight up? I have a modest lead in SB’s and have base stealers on my lineup. Saves are shaky, only have Johnson and Robertson

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds fine

  2. Brian Blacklow says:
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    I assume you think starting the day off with a catcher question is the best, right?

    In an NL Only league where OPS replaces BA, who do you think is the best rest of season:

    Matt Wieters, Austin Hedges, or Devin Mesoraco?

    Thanks so much.

  3. Robert says:
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    Brinson over Benitendi or Gardner ROS?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Robert: over gardner

  4. TarmnGotHim says:
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    Snagging Judge off the wire and flipping him after two weeks on a sell high bid for Trevor Story (buy low), I’d say didn’t exactly pay off.

    Anyhow,

    Would you drop Kipnis for Pedroia?

    Who would you drop for Brinson?

    C. Santana
    D. Santana
    A. Hicks
    Polanco

    I’m thinking money of them, but he is intriguing.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @TarmnGotHim: Yes Pedroia. Drop Polanco

  5. Robert says:
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    One more : What’s up with Thames? Is it time to move on?

    • Chucky says:
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      The only question I have, is will he be returning to North or South Korea?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Robert: Depends on options.

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: my best choice to replace Thames would be Schebler, JBJ, Moreland.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  6. TTRA1N says:
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    Would you trade Severino for Bellinger?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @TTRA1N: League context and team needs would decide, but its fair either way.

      • TTRA1N says:
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        @b the esq.: 10TM Keep 5 forever Roto 6×6 QS/OPS League Underline for current keepers.

        C Grandal

        1B Myers

        2B Gordon

        3B Sano

        SS Baez

        CI Bregman

        MI Owings

        4OF Harper, Springer, Benintendi, Conforto

        2UTiL M.Smith/Polanco BN

        Pirela, Buxton

        DL Thor/Villar  NA Rosario

        SP McCullers, Bundy, Severino, Wood,

        Berrios, Manaea, Nelson

        RP Holland, Brach, J.Wilson, Knebel, Albers

        Current roster. 1500 inn limit but I’m still way under.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @TTRA1N: yes

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Fantastic write-up.

    a. Looked forward to it so much, I read it in less 2 minutes.

    b. Bregman, Bergman and Brugman go into a bar joke of the month!

    Alex Bregman (3B, HOU), Jaycob Brugman (CF, OAK) and Christian Bregman (SP,RP, SEA) all walk into a bar.

    Bregman says ‘I don’t know why you guys are doing here sitting next to me. I was the highest ranking ADP pre-season and I’m still leading both of y’all in points leagues, hands down!’

    Bergman says ‘Yeah! Well I struck out 6 in both of my last two outings and got 13 swinging strikes in my last outing. Plus since that blowup at WAS, I’ve shaved my ERA from 6-something to 4-something.’

    Brugman says ‘Ha! I may be the shortest here but I got you both beat. I have 4 singles with my 4 hits – 4 hits, 4 singles 4/4=’The Joey Votto’ cycle! Therefore, I’m the best!’

    Bregman and Bergman both look at each other and reluctantly both agree with smiles on their faces as they all walked out of the bar.

    ‘See you guys next month’, they all say at the same time (again with broad smiles on their faces).

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 12

    Officer in Sheriff’s office who took a whooping from Rambo: ‘- Holy fuck!’

    [His reaction upon seeing the sky light up after Rambo set the nearby gas station ablaze.]

    Sheriff: ‘- Get out there right away. Move!’

    Brandon: ‘What the hell is going on?!’

    Lieutenant Clinton Morgan: ‘- Watch yourselves! – They’re all gonna blow!’

    Sheriff: ‘Attention, all civilians! For your own safety, please evacuate the streets immediately. Remain indoors until you receive further instructions. I repeat: this is a police emergency. Please evacuate the streets immediately.’

    d. Lugo….yep, yep!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: B. Hahaha, nice… C. Ha D. Yup, yup!

  8. Brad says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I ended up trading Trout, hosmer and yelich for Bryant, Gary Sanchez, Rendon, Desmond and Fulmer.

    It’s an h2h 12 team keeper league. I’m thinking I definitely won the trade for this season but keeper wise I don’t plan to keep Desmond or Fulmer. Would you agree that I lost the deal marginally keeper wise or worse? I saw it as Trout being the best in the deal followed by Bryant, Sanchez and Rendon/Yelich/Hosmer being comparable.

    Thanks a lot.

    Brad

    • Pousse-Pousse says:
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      @Brad: Hard to give up Trout in a keeper. Even though in rank order, Trout is only like 5-10 spots above Bryant in terms of player value, in terms of actual value returned, the difference between Trout and Bryant is like the difference between Bryant and Maikel Franco.

      • Brad says:
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        I disagree. Last year Trout had a slight edge over Bryant when you look at overall stats. The big difference is stolen bases but otherwise comparable. Same age and the Cubs have a much better offense than the Angels. The Cubs have struggled offensively so far but I think they will definitely pick it up. It’s just a matter of time. Sanchez has 30 homers in 88 career games and on a great young team. He looks like a stud. 3B and C are very thin positions as well. @Pousse-Pousse:

        • Pousse-Pousse says:
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          @Brad: Yeah, I’m not saying it was a bad deal for you, just that Trout, typically, is margins better than other top players.

          Last year Trout and Bryant were close, but I think last year was the best Bryant can do and was average for Trout. I say this as a Bryant owner in my keeper league.

          If Sanchez can keep it up, your deal looks pretty even, especially in a 12-teamer where replacement-level catchers start to get pretty terrible.

          • Brad says:
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            @Pousse-Pousse: fair enough. I appreciate your perspective. I agree that it’s going to come down to whether Sanchez is definitively the real deal or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brad: Trout for Bryant and Sanchez? Sounds fine, what’s the problem?

      • Brad says:
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        Maybe just some sellers remorse after trading Trout lol. Do you see the 3 for 3 (trout/Hosmer/Yelich for Bryant/Sanchez/Rendon) as even keeper wise, or is there a slight edge or more for the Trout side? Thanks again. @Grey:

        • Elliot

          Elliot says:
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          @Brad: I would take the Trout side. And, I love Gary Sanchez.

          • Brad says:
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            Do you at least think it’s close? Thanks for you input!@Elliot:

  9. JakeTPE says:
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    Hiya Grey and Razzball Peoples,

    Expect all is well and good with you on this fine Monday.

    Just wanted to take the temperature of the room on Story. I think the last daily notes blurb came when when he was reactivated. Since then he’s done basically nothing. Have held onto him hoping for signs of life, promise of Coors. About ready to bail though.

    I have Cozart @SS now. 12 team mixed, OPS, batter Ks. Guys like Schwarber, Frazier, Gallo are FAs. Don’t think Story is much different at this stage of the season. Penny for your thoughts. What are you doing with him?

    Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @JakeTPE: I’m holding. You have Cozart at SS so Story is just a bench bat then right? What’s the harm in holding?

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Cram It: Hi Cram. Right. Without boring you too much, our league setup is such that bench spots are usually best used for pitchers. To maximize your lineup (daily roster moves), you cycle in SP and try not to carry too many bench bats. Thanks for weighing in.

        • Cram It says:
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          @JakeTPE: Gotcha, but you said you’re looking to drop him for a different bench bat, so I’d hold there.

          • JakeTPE says:
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            @Cram It: Sorry. I wasn’t being clear. I was just comparing him to those other high-K, low-avg FA bats out there, not that I wanted to drop him and pick one of them up. Maybe I can hold for a little longer. I forgot to mention I have Hanley doing nothing in my UTIL also!

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha. More Story blurbs moving forward please! Cheers.

  10. bear of the schwarb says:
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    in a shallow league would you be dropping greg polanco ,leMahieu, Trumbo, Odor or story for any of these guys listed?

    hosmer, Avisal garcia, Cain, Maybin, Mallex Smith
    Lynn, Samardzija, Manaea, Waino,

    thanks

  11. babybacks03 says:
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    I just got offered Strasburg, Bregman, and Kyle Tucker fire Arenado in a 12 team keeper league. What do you think?

  12. Mike says:
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    Does this trade seem fair:
    Judge and darvish for abreu, Holliday and cueto (I trade these 3). Or should I add another player?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Mike: Mike!

      My 0.02$……Take Judge side and run.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Mike says:
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        @Ante GALIC: thanks for the input. I haven’t made an offer yet. I feel like I should add another player.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mike: If you can get Judge and Darvish for those 3, why add another? Make the offer. If he wants more, thrown someone else in, but dont out bid yourself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Fair for you

  13. BSA70 says:
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    This guy got sucked in to the Nationals closer carousel. This sawx fan ain’t touching fat albers, the memory time to deep. Who would have thunk it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSA70: Haha, understandable

  14. tokyofantasy says:
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    After 2 rough starts, should I still start deGrom vCHC tomorrow or bench him for this game?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @tokyofantasy: I’m starting him.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup as in start

        • tokyofantasy says:
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          @Grey: Thanks Grey!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Chucky says:
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      Don’t sweat it, Cubs don’t frighten anyone. I started Hoffman at Wrigley……..with confidence.

  15. MJP says:
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    Do I drop Chris Davis and/or Michael Brantley to pick up Maybin and/or Castro?

    7×7 + OPS + BB

  16. G says:
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    Better pitcher to pick up for a start lter in the week and to possibly hold – Alex Meyer or Biagini?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @G: I grabbed Meyer for both his starts this week.

      • Cram It says:
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        @mcmi11ions: I have Meyer but I’m on the fence about starting him against the Yanks.

        • BronxBombers says:
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          @Cram It:

          I have him too but I do not think I can play him vs Yanks today.

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @Cram It: I’m doing it. NO GUTS NO GLORY!

          • BronxBombers says:
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            @mcmi11ions:
            Yankees traveling across country and the Angles always give them a hard time, I think I’m playing him too. 10 era here we come!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: No idea who they’re facing

      • G says:
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        @Grey: do you like either as beyond streaming pickups?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        You love to not know!

  17. FeverDog says:
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    Sooo, safe to drop Tony Watson?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @FeverDog: yup!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @FeverDog: indeed

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: But what about Hurdle’s emails? There is something they aren’t telling us.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hurdle’s emails are a smokescreen!

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: Hurdle looks like the kind of guy who types with index fingers only.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thumbs

  18. Hurling darvishes says:
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    1) thoughts on Trevor story? Is he going to improve or continue to be average?

    2) please rank these pitchers ros: j Ross, taillon, the shark, walker, j Nelson, McCarthy, newcomb, miranda

    Thanks!

  19. Wil says:
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    Sell Judge still?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wil: You can sell anybody if it gets you a good haul. Why does no one understand this concept?

      • Wil says:
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        @Cram It: you’re a clown.

        When grey said sell judge he was predicting Judge would fade. He isnt.

        No shit if u get back your choice of players anyone is tradeable. But that’s not what we’re talking about here.

        Cram take your face out of greys underpants drawer for a second please.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wil: Oh you were talking about selling him, not selling him. Cool brah.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Wil: For what? Anyone can be moved for the right price.

      • Steve says:
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        @b the esq.:

        So by that logic, everyone is a sell.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Steve: Yes! If you’re improving your team you should be selling anyone. It’s just wiser to sell high than sell low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: Agree with others

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        You agree crams face is in your underpants drawer? Lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A) My underdraws’ drawer is hella clean B) Spacious because I have one pair of underwear and am wearing them

          • Wil says:
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            @Grey: haha

            • Cram It says:
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              @Wil: LOLZ *sniff sniff*

  20. Adam says:
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    Chris Taylor or Hernan Perez ROS ?

  21. stu says:
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    which 3 do I start this week(Points league)?

    D Santana, J Ramirez, M Conforto, O Herrera, Y Alonso, M Haniger, D Lemahieu

    thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @stu: Without knowing number of games and matchups: Conforto, Herera, Haniger. But if L may Hugh is at home for most of the week, him instead of Mitch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stu: Agree with b

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @stu: I’m going Conforto, Herrera, Yonder

      • stu says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        piggyback on original question, Lemahieu or Carpenter at 2nd?

        thanks

        • Chucky says:
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          Carp has nice matchups this week

  22. Cuthbert Allgood says:
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    My team has fallen apart and I have little hope of turning the season around. I was offered the following trade which will solidify the end. Keeper/Contract league…
    I am giving up Machado ($32) and Matz ($7 with a 2 year contract) and a wild card (allowing the other team to keep Machado).
    I get: 1st round pick, two 2nd round picks, a 2- year contract and Odor ($20 with a 4-year contract)
    Thoughts…

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cuthbert Allgood: Keep how many? How many teams? How many roster spots, etc.? That 1st round pick may not be worth much if there are a bunch of guys kept.

      • Cuthbert Allgood says:
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        @b the esq.: A 10 team league. Each team comes back with an average of 5-7 guys with contracts and wild cards. Can only wild card two per team. Active roster is 23.

      • Cuthbert Allgood says:
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        @Grey: Unfortunately, Arrieta…As it is right now I would come back with the following if I did not make the trade…
        Machado- $32
        Harper- $25
        Schoop- $5
        Mazara- $19
        A. Russell- $0
        Margot- $3 (3 years)
        Pederson- $1
        Matz- $7
        Arrieta- $9
        Cole- $7 (2 years)
        Urias- $0 (2 years)

          • Cuthbert Allgood says:
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            @Grey: When you put it that way…no…but others will be available. Many contracted players are off the books and teams can only keep 2. I will have to see who would be available possibly with those picks first.

  23. GoFish says:
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    Drop Russell to Add Maybin or Brinson?
    12team H2H 3keeper

    • b the esq. says:
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      @GoFish: Brinson

  24. Great Bambino says:
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    Please rank ROS

    Cameron Maybin
    Eric Young Jr
    Mallex Smith

    Thanks!

  25. Murph says:
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    Grey –
    Lineup is below – could use your help….I’ve been going without a catcher for several days. McCann & Ianetta look like best options on the wire.
    Question is – drop someone from team to pick up a C? If so, who do you drop? Or do i just hold and see what happens?
    (10 team 5×5 – im holding in first place right now – mainly cause of my pitching)

    1b – Bellinger
    2b – Murphy
    3b – Rendon
    ss – Peraza
    mi – Schoop
    ci – Beltre
    of – Cruz, Desmond, Benitendi, Mazara, Herrera
    util – Story
    bench – Han-Ram, Mallex Smith, L Brinson
    dl – Trout, freeman
    sp – Cueto, Darvish, Wood, Ray, Manea, McCullers, Bundy
    rp – Melancon, Giles, Knebel, Casilla

    Thanks

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Murph: I would lose Mallex for McCann (assuming it is Brian and not James). If you needed Mallex’s steals that bad, he would not be on your bench. (I think at some point Mazara’s power is going to show up big time, and meanwhile he is hitting .288 and even has thrown in 2 SBs.)

  26. Great Bambino says:
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    Felipe Rivero has the potential to be a top ___ closer? Guy touches 102, has a filthy slider and changeup

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Great Bambino: 15….Pitt doesnt have enough save opportunities to get him higher.

      • GoFish says:
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        @b the esq.: Who will have more save opportunities ROS Melancon or Rivero?

        • b the esq. says:
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          @GoFish: Melancon if he stays healthy

  27. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league.

    Hedges
    Encarnacion
    Merrifield
    Bogaerts
    Thames
    Hicks
    Bruce
    Smoak
    Bench: Maybin

    I can survive with Merrifield as my 2B?

  28. Great Bambino says:
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    Bryant is my 3B

  29. M says:
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    With Matz & Lugo back (for now) and Gsellman pitching well, is it GBUYman or GBYEman with regards to his rotation spot?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @M: rumor is 6 man rotation, but don’t know how long.

  30. Jimbo says:
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    So who loses AB’s with Haniger back in the lineup?

  31. Lt says:
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    Grey, fantasy is not fun when you big name guys suck. Signed captain obvious. Who should I start this week? Weekly lineup
    Shoemaker vs Pineda
    Godley at Eikhoff
    Biagini? Vs Quintana
    Peacock vs Cashner
    I own peacock but could drop maeda or Cahill or porcello for others. Thanks again and Rizzo is up to 7 games at 2nd base!

    • Lt says:
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      @Lt: 8 games!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Lt: Godley at Philly for sure. Peacock also probably.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Biagni, Shoemaker, Peacock

  32. Tony C says:
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    Good morning Grey and I hope you had a nice trip back home this weekend.
    For fantasy baseball in a 12 team h2h 10×10 my roster:
    C Perez
    1b Miguel
    2b Altuve
    3b Bregman
    SS Rosario! Wtf Sandy?
    IF Thames
    OF Trumbo, Khris, Bellinger
    UT Haniger
    BN Brinson, Bour
    DL Freeman, Segura
    SP Verlander, Paxton, McCullers, Nelson, Leake, Hoffman
    RP Herrera, Knebel, Bush
    BN Hendricks

    Pickup Gregorius, Mercer, Alex Meyer, Holliday, Beckham or Bo and who do I drop? Thanks!

    • Tony C says:
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      Holliday was just picked up but Morrison, Moreland and Hoskins are still available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Morrison for Bour….

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Tony C: Seems like a big hole at SS with Rosario – for all you know, he won’t be called up until September. I would drop Bour for Beckham until Rosario gets called up. Alternatively you could see what Miggy, Thames or one of your OFs could net you in a trade- if you could package two guys for someone better, that would open up a roster spot for Beckham.

  33. JB says:
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    that Juan Nicasio joke might be the funniest thing you’ve written in 2017!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: That was Rudy

  34. Mike says:
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    Puig or Polanco in a weekly league, standard roto?

  35. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    gsellman is just as likely to not have a spot as lugo, they are from reports fighting over that one spot (well at least till the 12 or so day matz clock runs out).

    – good god SON loves meyer, up till his last 2 starts it seemed odd. now i find myself streaming (12-16’s) or outright owning (16’s – AL only or 20 teamers) this guy, that moan the whole midwest hears tonight will be me and my 8 or so leagues he’s in a starting slot right now if that start goes badly.

  36. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Good morning and a happy Monday morning to ya,

    11 tm keeper roto

    C- Sal Perez
    1B – Bellinger
    2B – Peraza
    3B – Healy
    SS- Cordes
    OF – Judge
    OF – Conforto
    OF – Duvall
    Utility- Trumbo
    Bench – Brinson
    Bench – Odor

    Odor has been benched for awhile and Trumbo will be too now with Brinson up. Would you drop either of them, or someone else, for ODB, Schebler, Frazier, or Pedroia?

    I’m in 4th place overall in the league. Pitching is solid, just need IP to catch up with all the DL stints. On offense, here’s the breakdown. Categorically, I’m 6th in hits, 2nd in runs, 1st in HR, 3rd in XBH , 1st in RBI, 6th in BB, 11th in strikeouts, 10th in average(yuck), and tied for 8th in SB’s. Or, could dump a bench guy and pick up Biagini, Ross, or Guerra. Sorry for the length of question, just wanted to give as much context as possible. Thanks!

  37. Bobby says:
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    Would you start Brinson this week over Conforto or Benintendi?
    Thanks

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Bobby: I wouldn’t. HT wouldn’t either.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bobby: Not over those 2 probably, but I would try to get Brinson in the lineup.

  38. lwomack58 says:
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    An owner is in big need of closer. He’s wiling to trade some of his bats

    His current closer is Johnson.

    I have-Jansen, Herrea, Melancon n Knebel.

    Thinking of asking

    Melancon for Pollack
    or
    Herrea for Conforto

    I could used Pollack if he can stay healthy. If you were the other owner what trade would you be willing to make?

    He also has Donaldson but I think he would want Jansen and I don’t want to lose Jansen. He also has Trumbo, Fraizer and Desmond available.

    Thank you

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @lwomack58: I wouldn’t take either of those trades. Closers are a revolving door and at some point one will come along I could grab without having to give up a good bat for.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @lwomack58: If you can get either of those trades through for Pollack or Conforto, definitely take it and run.

  39. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    hahahahah, so is david paulino the good one on your shoulder to bud bundy’s evil one on your other shoulder?

  40. carter franz says:
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    Tibetan Suicide: When your closer comes in and pours gasoline all over your starters win.

  41. Christian Herman says:
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    How big of a difference is there between guy like Peraza, Mallex Smith and that of a..that of a…DeShields.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Christian Herman: lineup placement and job security mostly, but notice neither of delino nor peraza have hit well at all for any type of extended period of time (i’m saying with authority AND AVG) mallex is doing that now. should play and probably lead off till oscar meyer kiermaier gets his mustard back.

  42. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    bono’s high as F, “we WERE both islands”

  43. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man. My question is about my SS on my 12 team h2h category 6×6 league (obp and avg are two categories so high avg guys are pretty valuable). I have Didi and Chris Owings, Didi almost has as many hrs as CO and missed what a month and a half? Also, CO has slowed way down and doesn’t seem to be running anymore. Would you drop either one of those guys for Mallex, Eric Young, or Maybin? I’m leaning towards dropping CO for Mallex (I need speed) but anyone input would be appreciated. Thanks man and keep up the good work.

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Grey: maybin just got snatched up, would you do owings for mallex?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  44. Jason L says:
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    Is mallex smith a better add for speed than Maybin? Thanks

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jason L: Just speed, yes. Maybin a better all around stats guy.

      • Jason L says:
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        @b the esq.:

        I’m in a 12 team mixed H2H YAHOO redraft league. Check out my team below. I have Smith b/c I want to plug him into my lineup when needed for SBs.

        MY TEAM:
        ========

        HITTING:
        C: Salvador Perez (C)
        1B: Jose Abreau (1B)
        2B: Jonathan Schoop (2B)
        3B: Manny Machado (3B, SS)
        SS: Carlos Correa (SS)
        OF: Cody Bellinger (1B, OF)
        OF: Adam Duvall (OF)
        OF: Aaron Judge (OF)
        UTIL: Ryan Zimmerman (1B)

        BENCH:
        Yoan Moncada (3B)
        Ian Desmond (OF)
        Mallex Smith (OF)
        DL: Freeman (1B)
        DL: Wilson Ramos (C)

        PITCHING:
        SP: Chris Archer
        SP: Jimmy Nelson
        SP: Carlos Martinez
        SP: Drew Pomeranz
        SP: Luis Severino
        SP: Sean Manaea
        SP: Quintana
        RP: Brandon Kintzler
        RP: Greg Holland
        RP: Matt Bush
        DL: Taijuan Walker
        BENCH: RP: Addison Reed

        League Settings:
        Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL
        Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)
        Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Losses (L), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS)

  45. Mike says:
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    Great stuff as always. I’m in a H2H points league. Glover went to the DL so I need to fill an RP slot. I don’t like any of the free agent RPs so I’m going to use a starter who has RP eligibility. Either Farmer (ARI, TB) or Biagini (CHW) are available. Which do you like better?

  46. mikeMaher

    mikeMaher says:
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    I got a phone call from Lewis Brinson’s mother telling me he was going to be called up. When I checked two of my leagues Ralph already had him and was waiting there to give me the finger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mikeMaher: So, Ralph is Brinson’s mom?

      • mikeMaher

        mikeMaher says:
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        @Grey:

        Unfortunately, yes. He has been waiting for this day for a long time.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I breed them strong….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ralph’s got triathlete swimming boys!

  47. vee says:
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    Sir Grey,

    thanks for the quick reply on my late Odor/Chapman for Kris Bryant trade the other night

    now i’ve only got Adam Jones left to deal with…
    good waivers are popping up.. JBJ, Mallex Smith, Lewis Brinson, Y. Gurriel and even calhoun are picking it up now… drop Jones for any?

    thanks m8 and happy monday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vee: Hold

      • vee says:
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        @Grey: is JBJ the best pick up ROS if i have another batter hit the DL? thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  48. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, drop G. Polanco for Brinson?

  49. tank1 says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS – D. Santana or Haniger? Thanks.

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: Lot of hate going Domingo’s way today I see…. interesting after he was highlighted last week as ‘appearing to be breaking out’.

        So a lot changed over the weekend for his projections?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brinson doesn’t help his PT

          • Fogimon says:
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            @Grey: You really see him losing time because of Brinson? I get it when Braun gets back, but right now he should be in every day especially the way he’s hitting.

            • Grey

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              Braun ten days away, it’s gonna get crowded

  50. Slowmez says:
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    happy monday – feeling trapped by some underperforming keepers, check out this roster and let me know…

    C-Realmuto
    1B- Miggy *ugh keeper
    2b- Odor *ugh keeper
    SS – Story *ugh keeper
    3B – Longoria
    MI – Nunez
    CI – Rizzo *ugh keeper
    OF – Yelich
    OF – Trumbo
    OF – Duvall
    OF – Bellinger
    OF – Piscotty
    UTIL – Reynolds
    Bench – R Healy and Haniger (fresh off DL)

    SP – Scherzer – *yay keeper that actually performs
    SP – Darvish
    SP – McCullers
    SP – R. Ray
    SP – G Cole (ugh)
    SP – Paxton
    SP – Bundy
    SP – Nova
    SP – Manaea
    SP – Tallion (fresh off the DL today)
    RP – Giles
    RP – Rodney
    RP – Knebel

    I have 2 questions I’d like your input on. 1) Who do I drop to activate Tallion (and do you start him today?) 2) Is there anyone else you would drop in my OF to pickup Brinson?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Slowmez: rizzo’s been just fine. you might need to trade for hitters with mccullers/darvish or just keep them though over at least 2 of swiggy/hodor/treverended story

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Eli Man Penguin Boy: duvall or bellinger might end up taking the spots of those 3 as well, but you are far from that decision.

        • Slowmez says:
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          @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Thanks for the reply. I’ve got someone in my league looking for 1B , do you think Miggy for Machado is fair, or do I need to throw in a SP as well? If so, who?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Slowmez: Drop Bundy for Taillon. Drop Piscotty for Brinson. Or lose Longo, move Healy to 3rd.

  51. InVeloVeritas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a head-to-head points league, would you trade Yonder Alonso and Ivan Nova for Miguel Cabrera? I would receive Cabrera.

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @InVeloVeritas: Sure. Who could you pick up to fill the extra roster spot?

      • InVeloVeritas says:
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        @b the esq.: LoMo or Duda. It’s a 10-team mixer.

  52. Dr y says:
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    Drop jbj or Brantley for brinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr y: Brantley

  53. Jon U says:
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    Red Hot Schott’s

  54. Spyre says:
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    Yuli Gurriel or Brinson ROS for my points league ?

      • Spyre says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Steve D. says:
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    5×5, 12 team redraft. My 5 Ofs and UTIL slot are as follows:

    OF Marcell Ozuna, Mia
    OF Matt Holliday, NYY
    OF Aaron Judge, NYY
    OF Stephen Piscotty, StL
    OF Mitch Haniger, Sea
    UTIL Kyle Schwarber, ChC OF

    Bench Ryan Braun*, Mil OF

    As you can tell, I’m a little short on speed with this group. Thinking of cutting Haniger in favor of Brinson or a soon-to-be-returning Carlos Gomez. Which way should I go? Sit tight, roll the dice with Brinson, or go the more conservative route with the more proven Gomez?

    • Steve D. says:
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      @Steve D.:
      Or should I cut someone else? Of this group, I picked up Judge, Piscotty, Haniger and Schwarber off the wire, so I’m not married to any of them outside of Judge.

  56. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    1) Start or sit Meyer tonight vs. NYY (8.9)?

    2) Any of these guys worth streaming/owning tomorrow and using 1 of my 6 adds for the week?

    6/13
    Cotton @MIA (9.6)
    Blach vs. KC (0.5)
    Wheeler vs. CHC (-0.3)
    JC Ramirez vs. NYY (-3.0)
    Sabathia @LAA (-3.6)
    Farmer vs. ARI (-3.6)
    Bauer vs. LAD (-7.6)
    Chatwood @PIT (-10.2)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ebudz: 1. Sit 2. I’d stream Sabathia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Agree with F

  57. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Heath Hembree for Juan Nicasio?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Only reason I asked is because who I have for holds currently are Archie Bradley, Chris Devenski, Mychal Givens, Neris, Aroldys Vizcaino, Hembree, and Adam Warren. I am getting killed in saves. Would you drop one of the other holds guys for Nicasio? If so, who?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok im holding. Thanks Grey.

  58. bob says:
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    Should I keep Arrieta, or drop for one of the below:

    Miranda
    Godley
    Sabathia
    Straily
    Jaime Garcia
    Volquez

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @bob: hold

  59. fknboz says:
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    Happy Monday! Any thoughts on the new Vince Staples singles? Here’s my ranking:
    Bagbak
    Big Fish
    Rain Come Down
    Don’t love the last 2, but still pumped for the album.

    In a 10 team OBP league where I don’t have any glaring needs, rank from best to schmohawk:

    Schebler
    Healy
    Bregman
    Brinson

    I’m trying to package Healy w/ Conforto for a top-20 hitter to clear room for Brinson but having no luck. I blame it on the lack of hipsters in my league.

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @fknboz: Brinson, Bregman, Schebler, Healy

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @fknboz: Healy, Shebler, Bregman…..Need to see Brinson play a bit before i go crazy over him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fknboz: I haven’t heard them yet…. Schebler, Brinson

  60. Jon says:
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    Add Brinson dropping Baez, Villar, Odor, Dahl, or Schwarber?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jon: Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with b

  61. Joe Quadres says:
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    Can only start 2 of these this week:

    G Cole v COL (SON 19.5)
    Matz v WAS (19.2)
    McCullers v TEX (17.8)
    Lester @ NYM (13.8)
    Ray @ PHI (12.9)

    Despite SON, I’m thinking McCullers and Ray. G Cole has 4 stinkers in a row, Lester has been mediocre, and who knows if Matz will make it through the start.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Joe Quadres: I would do the same as you, Cullers and Ray.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Joe Quadres: Ray for sure. Probably McCullers since its not at Texas.

  62. Jeff says:
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    Should I ship Votto/Lackey for Rizzo/Cueto?

    Votto is on fire and it would be hard to say goodbye, but Rizzo will be getting 2nd base any day now, and that could be a real game changer.

    What do you think?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jeff: Roster and league settings, but Rizzo at 2B could be huge if you have other 1B options, or a not so great 2B currently. Cueto is a solid upgrade to Lackey.

      • JEFF says:
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        @b the esq.: 12 teams with OPS, AVG, and BB as categories…

        Votto is really amazing in those settings but, I’ve also got Goldy to play 1st base and right now 2nd is Logan Forsythe or Josh Harrison, so it’s a bit of a black hole in the lineup.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jeff: I’d take Rizzo/Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Agree with F

  63. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Trade Villar ($28 keeper) to receive Fulmer ($8 keeper) and McCarthy (not a potential keeper)?

    12 team H2H OBP OPS, but only 9 active offensive slots. I’ve got and 2B/SS/3B of Dozier, Story, Gallo w/ Moncada in reserve, so I feel like I can afford to lose Villar under the circumstances.

    On weeks where I need SB, Maybin, and Delino (among others) are on the wire, plus I assume Moncada will be up relatively soon.

  64. Mike says:
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    Altherr for Schoop? Got Josh Harrison at 2nd right now.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Schoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with F

  65. playadlc says:
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    Brinson or Bradley Jr. ROS?

  66. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    SON be damned, would you start alll of Nova v CHC (-3.5), Hoffman v SF (-22), and Nola v ARI (+16.5)

    OVER

    Ryu @cin (+1.2), Leake v. MIL (+10), and Hill @ CLE (-11.4)?

    After what Nova and Hoffman have been doing lately, it’s hard not to keep rolling with them, and Nola has looked like himself the last couple of outings…

  67. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Looking to upgrade at SS position.
    I drafted Russell, but now have Beckham.

    Would you trade Manaea for Segura?

    H2H, 12 Team
    Realmuto, Edwin, Schoop, Arenado, Beckham
    Dickerson, Brantley, THames, Miguel Cabrera (UTL), Carlos Santana (BN)
    NA: Amed Rosario

    SP: Yu, Strasburg, McCullers, Manaea, Gsellman, Nola, Daniel Norris
    RP: Osuna, Betances, Giles
    DL: Duffy, Salazar, Eduardo Rodriguez

    Should I make the trade or keep going with Beckham or streaming at SS until Rosario gets called up?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d take Segura

  68. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Castellanos has been heating up you think hes worth an add for someone over say zobrist? or hold

    • b the esq. says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: Z has been playing well also….

    • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: Just some food for thought on Castellanos; his hard hit ball% is 48.8, good enough for 4th in all of baseball (behind only Sano, Judge, Goldy)and his BABIP is below league average by a fair margin.

      Take those numbers for what you will, but I think he is quite overdue for a few good weeks at the plate and worth a roster spot if you have an extra one.

  69. Shitwolf says:
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    Gotta add a Brinson question… drop Hanley shaw domingo or alonso for him?

    Hanley has been so poop is there a chance for a turn around?

    Thanks duder

  70. Q says:
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    12 team 6×6 H2H league. OBP & SLG instead of AVG, QS instead of wins, K/BB is extra cat.

    Been offered Ian Desmond for Severino.

    Kepler or Buxton is probably my dropped OF. Pitchers on the wire are guys like Lackey, Rich Hill, Ryu, Bauer, etc. I would stream the spot to an extent, but we only have 5 moves a week, so can’t go crazy.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Desmond, lose Kepler

  71. ryanoger says:
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    Holds league

    Guys I can lose:

    DJ L, Haniger, JBJ, Verlander, Ottavino, Joe Smith, Rosenthal, Melancon, A Reed, Diaz

    FAs available:

    Odubel, Happ, Volquez, Mallex, Bruce, Carlos Santana

    Lose anyone above to grab one of the FAs available or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger, Rosenthal…. ODB, Bruce

  72. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league:

    Jay Bruce for Brian Dozier. Which side?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  73. Rumham says:
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    Do you start Stanton 5 games with his hand scare or David Peralta 5 games away vs. RHP to play it safer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  74. JB says:
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    Grey – Because of strict pitcher roster limits and my overflowing bench full of DL’d players, I need to drop Glover and pick up another pitcher – doesn’t have to be a closer. Currently available pitchers I’m considering are: Walker, J. Ross, Happ, Hoffman, Volquez, Quintana, Farmer, Folty, Ramos, Casilla, Gsellman and Lugo. Who do you like best ROS of that group?

    Thanks!

    JB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Edinson

  75. JC says:
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    Two questions for my 5th place team, H2H, 12 teamer.

    1. Would you trade Odorizzi and Ariel Miranda for Robertson given the weak status of my current reliever staff? He would look good in a Nats uniform.
    2. Verlander still does not look right. Do I hold marginal guys like Odorizzi and Miranda and instead trade Verlander? I think I can get Holland and The Church for him plus Maurer who scares me every time he goes to the mound.

    Kershaw, Verlander, Taillon, Severino, Nova, Odorizzi, Miranda
    Melancon, Maurer (need third closer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: 1. No 2. Yes

  76. jadababy92 says:
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    Sounds like you down on carrasco? Would you trade him straight up for Pineda or Robbie Ray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda or Ray, apples for apples prolly

  77. RePete says:
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    14-Team H2H 6×6 (OPS+HLD) Keeper League (Keep 9 + 2 Rookies):

    Give up on Franco for Castellanos?

    Give up on Gausman for Fiers, Davies, or Gsellman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Castellanos and Gsellman

  78. Chumbo says:
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    Trade away Rizzo, Rendon, Story, and Folty for Seager, Beltre, Hosmer, and E. Santana in 12-team H2H non-keeper?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chumbo: No way.

  79. Straily says:
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    Hold Straily for his next start (@ATL), or let him go? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let him go

  80. m says:
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    who shouldn’t be on my team here, I want to pick up Mallex
    RP T. Watson
    RP K. Giles
    RP J. Wilson
    RP K. Glover
    RP T. Rosenthal
    SP D. Duffy
    SP R. Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  81. Murph says:
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    Thoughts on Greg Bird? Have been holding him in the hopes he goes into the heart of the Yankees’ lineup… Now it sounds like they dont know what to do with him…
    Still worth holding ya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  82. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Lose any of these for Felipe Rivero:

    Giles
    Reed
    Justin Wilson

  83. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey, you starting Tanaka against the Angels tonight…seriously, if you cant start him & he cant beat this lineup…isnt he a drop at this point?

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Cram It: Exactly as You starting him, or exactly as Time to Drop him (for streaming CC tomorrow /!?)

        • Cram It says:
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          @JohnnyBeGood: If you can’t start him against the Angels, then what is he on your team for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: No, as you not starting him, but holding onto him? Or No, isnt a drop yet?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve written to sell him or drop him for weeks

  84. Rookie Palmer says:
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    Drop the piping hot Gurriel for Brinson? My team is feeling the need for speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Rookie Palmer says:
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        @Grey: Othe rdrop options would be Josh Bell or Kepler

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sound droppable

  85. Green monstahh says:
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    Greetings grey! H2h pts weekly lock league.

    The diamondbacks only play 5 games this week & owings is my SS.

    Im thinking of benching owings for any of these available on the wire to start week 11:

    Didi gregoris (plays 7, at angels & at athletics)

    Andrelton Simmons (plays 7 vs Yankees & vs Royals)

    Thanks! Lastly I activated cespedes are you starting him this week? If yes who to bench? Schwarber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi, start Yoenis, bench Schwarber

  86. Jurickson BROfar says:
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    Oh Great One,

    10 team keeper league:

    Correa Cespedes McCullers and Devenski OR Trea Blackmon Grienke and Robbie Ray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  87. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    The Keepers was okay. Feel like it lost steam and those last four episodes could have been two.

    Maybin on my nfbc bench this weekend. Missed that activation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, I liked it when it was a Scooby Doo whodunit, didn’t love it when it was an indictment on the church…

  88. Zach says:
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    I have Domingo Santana and Mallex Smith. Drop either or both for Maybin and or Brinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

      • Zach says:
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        Who will be better ROS? Maybin or Brinson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brinson

  89. Alex says:
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    Hmm.. Haniger or Brinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson

  90. Sport says:
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    Finally the year Steve Balbonie’s Royals HR record could get broken and we will probably trade Moose in July while he is sittin at 28! Maybe Bubba Starling will break it……

    Thanks for all your work and help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  91. Jason L says:
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    Gray,

    Maybin or Mallex for speed? Check out my team.

    I’m in a 12 team mixed H2H YAHOO redraft league.

    MY TEAM:
    ========

    HITTING:
    C: Salvador Perez (C)
    1B: Jose Abreau (1B)
    2B: Jonathan Schoop (2B)
    3B: Manny Machado (3B, SS)
    SS: Carlos Correa (SS)
    OF: Cody Bellinger (1B, OF)
    OF: Adam Duvall (OF)
    OF: Aaron Judge (OF)
    UTIL: Ryan Zimmerman (1B)

    BENCH:
    Yoan Moncada (3B)
    Ian Desmond (OF)
    Mallex Smith (OF)
    DL: Freeman (1B)
    DL: Wilson Ramos (C)

    PITCHING:
    SP: Chris Archer
    SP: Jimmy Nelson
    SP: Carlos Martinez
    SP: Drew Pomeranz
    SP: Luis Severino
    SP: Sean Manaea
    SP: Quintana
    RP: Brandon Kintzler
    RP: Greg Holland
    RP: Matt Bush
    DL: Taijuan Walker
    BENCH: RP: Addison Reed

    League Settings:
    Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL
    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)
    Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Losses (L), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

      • Jason L says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Jason L says:
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            @Grey:
            Maybin or Brinson?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Brinson

  92. Laffy Taffy > Pine Tar says:
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    Move Smoak for Jimmy Nelson if I need pitching depth, or aim higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aim higher

  93. Trey says:
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    Kinsler, Pedroia, Schoop, S Castro.

    Please rank ROS in a H2H points league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro, Schoop

  94. crenshaw07 says:
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    Mallex or Zimmer ROS & Dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  95. Anon says:
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    Is Villar droppable or is he a hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  96. Great Bambino says:
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    Hunter Renfroe, Odubel Hererra, or Hernan Perez ROS?

    I need the best player out of the 3 but I need power more than anything.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe

  97. Synyster says:
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    Anyone on my roster worth losing for Maybin? I feel like I’m all set for speed but could definitely use some Avg and OBP help.

    Perez, Rizzo, T. Turner, J. Turner, Story, Stanton, Conforto, Mallex, Desmond, Duvall, Gyorko.

    Do you think Rizzo will get 2B eligibility? Would be nice to slide Desmond to 1b, Trea to SS, and Rizzo to 2b til Story figures his stuff out.

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  98. omar says:
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    AL Only 5×5 Roto Redraft. Which side ROS:
    A) Longoria / Jordan Montgomery
    B) Berrios / Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  99. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I’m concerned about Dyson’s playing time now that Haniger is back – drop Dyson for Brinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  100. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Which two to start this week?

    Benintendi – 2 vs phi, 2 @ phi, 3 @ hou (all righties)
    Maybin – 3 vs nyy, 4 vs kc
    Conforto – 3 vs chc, 4 vs was
    Brinson – 3 @ stl, 3 vs sd

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, Benin

  101. DancinHomer says:
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    Need a 2B with Villar hitting the DL

    Current roster:

    c: Hedges
    1b: Goldy
    2b: Villar (DL)
    ss: A. Diaz
    3b: Rendon
    OF: Ozuna, Brantley, G. Polanco
    IF: Votto
    UTL: Healy
    BN: Story, J. Bell, Puig, Reddick
    NA: A. Rosario

    Would you trade Story for Dee Gordon?

    Also, would you drop Bell/ Reddick for Brinson or Mayb

    12-team, 6×6 (std 5×5 + OPS) H2H, redraft league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Gordon… Both for Brinson and Maybin

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. would you rather trade away Story or A. Diaz (assuming he’d be open to either)?

        And If I can only pick 1 of Brinson or Maybin; who would you rather have for ROS?

        Thanks as always

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Diaz — Brinson

  102. Dickie Blisters says:
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    Rich Hill or Jordan Montgomery ROS? IP/QS/K/SV/WHIP/ERA roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  103. CMUTimmah says:
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    Reds sluggers:

    -Red Rocket Dongs (to on the nose?)
    -Aunt Flow’s laser show

    Gave up on Story – 10 team points, his K’s are killing his value. Maybe I’ll look back his way when they go on a home stand…

    Rest of season, who of these 4 are streamers and who should I hold?
    Verlander, Nova, Berrios, and Ross (assuming Ross is pure stream)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aunt Flow’s — haha — Can stream Ross

  104. Scott says:
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    Keep Galvis or Orlando Arcia at SS?
    14 team HTH, counts Ks against batters.

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Galvis

  105. Per usual, you are yr fun & useful usual self up above. I’m the scaredy cat who, on your advice last Friday, finally (after 2 days of failing to get them to add Felipe Rivero or Isan Diaz), traded my NICK SENZEL & MASAHIRO TANAKA for their ZACH GREINKE in a keeper’s league in which I’m in 2nd but had a big gap named JASON HAMMEL/MIKE LEAKE in my SPs.

    I almost did NOT make the trade only because I adore SENZEL & keep thinking he becomes the next GEO BRETT (.315/20/20) at 3rd. I suffer hard from PROSPECTITIS.

    But 10 minutes before our monthly deadline for new lineups, I found the wherewithal to ask: WHAT WOULD GREY DO?

    The first response I heard in my head was obscene and had nothing to do with Fantasy Baseball. The second response I heard was: “Grey would make the trade he advised YOU to make.”

    So I did & accepted GREINKE on their stubborn terms.

    Keep me in your prayers. As importantly, I will bother you until you deign to tell me you nudged Madame Cougs to youtube the U2 (yeah them, sorry) acoustic version of “ORDINARY LOVE” on the Fallon Show & what she thought. To remind: I say it’s about the only great song of theirs I’ve heard since JOSHUA TREE & thus worthy of the Madame. (No more U2 talk from me if you did your duty!) Thanks for all knowledge, the GREINKE push, &all the good spirit. MR. “FANTHEAD”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just texted her your comment, she’s gonna get Fanthead in all its glory

  106. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    Yo Grey….sell my Thames for his Edwin in a 6×6 (OPS) league? Also, frustrated Machado owner selling looking to sell low, I should be pouncing, correct? Thanks

      • Robert Itzkowitz says:
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        @Grey: Same league,,,,10 team shallow mixed league with lots of good replacement level options on the waiver wire, would you rather sell your Thames for Edwin, or your Thames and Conforto for Machado? Would be replacing Conforto for hot bats, guys like Mallex, Moreland, etc..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Edwin

  107. nick says:
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    have just under 50% left of FAAB. how much to spend for brinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea anything about your league or how bad you need him

      • nick says:
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        @Grey:

        12 team pts league.. have stanton bryant and blackmon with healy and smoak as my util

  108. Q says:
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    12 tm H2H, 6×6 league. QS instead of W, K/BB is extra cat.

    Looking for just 1 to stream early in the week:

    Alex Meyer v. NYY (SON $8.8)
    Jharel Cotton @ MIA ($10)
    Nolasco v, KC ($7)
    Jhoulys Chacin v CIN ($6.7)
    Francisco Liriano v TB ($8.1)

    For some reason, kind of digging Nolasco home v KC. Obviously no sure things here.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All seem equally risky…. I’d go Nolasco if you like him

  109. We're Out Of Room? says:
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    Wondering about adding Brinson. Most likely drops would have to be Hicks or Haniger, as I need Maybins speed on my roster. Would you make a move for him or hold? Also Maybin has been red hot but is Mallex better than Maybin iyo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Haniger

      • We're Out Of Room? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. Nightmare! says:
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    Hope you had a good weekend Greylord. Piscotty doesn’t know, piscotty doesn’t know!!

    1) Who would you drop out of these 3? Pick 1 plz
    Koda glover, Felipe Rivero, Kelvin Herrera

    2) pick 1 to start
    Sonny gray vs NYY (Montgomery)
    Paxton @ TEX (Ross)
    Cole vs COL (chatwood)
    Nola vs ARI (Delgado)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Glover 2. Cole

  111. Great Bambino says:
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    Steven Souza Jr. or Hunter Renfroe ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  112. ctrengove says:
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    So about that Brad Peacock recommendation…

    Honestly, I picked him up before your Friday Buy column. What a disaster against the Angels…

  113. wudaben says:
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    Would you drop Franco for Moustakas at this point? 12 Team H2H Points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  114. southside dom says:
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    Start 2 of the following. Standard 5 categories

    Haniger (@MIN4, @TEX3)
    Souza (@TOR2, @DET4)
    Duda (CHC3, WSH4)
    Brinson (@STL4, SD3)
    ToJo (@BOS2, BOS2, ARI3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson, Haniger

      • southside dom says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  115. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Who do like better for steals ROS: Mallex or Brinson?

    I already grabbed Mallex, and Brinson is still available. Would you drop Peraza or J. Ramirez for Brinson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  116. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you add T. Ross if you have the roster space.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey: would you start him first game back against the mariners this weekend?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

    • Cram It says:
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      @lwomack58: As opposed to leaving it an empty space? Makes sense.

  117. The Great Knoche says:
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    Great Title Rudy.

    Hey Baby What’s Happening, How Ya doing? Once you have a man with no legs you never go back. I know what you’re thinking , Is he funky in bed? We can make it baby! Me and You!….You Bitch!

    Anyways,

    ROS Ranking help OBP league

    Altherr, Haniger, Mallex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — Haniger, Mallex

  118. Adam Duchow says:
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    Gotta start 2, 7×7 obp, tb

    Altherr 7 games @BOS, BOS, ARI
    Kepler 8 games SEA, CLE
    Brinson 7 games @ STL, SD
    L. Garcia (banged up, DTD) meh, probably wouldn’t start him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson, Kepler

      • Adam Duchow says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! I’m in Wisco so was praying you’d let me start Brinson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope he works out!

  119. dustyfingers says:
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    I was offered Votto & Cueto for my Judge & Pineda. Do I take that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  120. Stream Weaver says:
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    Faria worth an add in 12 team mixed now that Andriese is out until August?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  121. Faria getting the call up again to start Tuesday against the BJ’s. Roster him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  122. Wilsonian says:
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    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    1) Is it time to cut bait with Thames? It was good while it lasted, right?

    2) Koda Glover – no DL space for him, do I cut him for a streamer or hang on to see if he gets back tot he closer’s role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d hold 2. Cut

  123. KB says:
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    Can you help rank top four from this group? Brinson, Gardner, Calhoun, Pillar, Kepler, Piscotty, Buxton, Choo, Reddick, Leury. Thanks!

    • KB says:
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      @KB: Oh, and Altherr’s available too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty, Brinson, Gardner, Pillar

  124. lwomack58 says:
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    Hanley Ramirez or Duda? Someone dropped Hanley and I have Duda and Smoak. Hanley would be utility bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  125. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Bellinger was dropped… take him over Brinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn: What do you mean Bellinger was dropped? Is this like a 4 team league or something?!?

  126. dan says:
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    Brinson or Zimmer ROS? 10 team H2H

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson

  127. hankp says:
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    Grey, which side do you like in a limited transaction 5×5: Nunez and Brinson or Story and Happ? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story and pray

  128. Sdub88 says:
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    Drop Glover for Nicasio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  129. jon says:
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    ROS in order- Brinson- Cozart- Inciarte- Haniger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson, Ender

  130. The Fridge says:
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    Was offered Valencia + Odor for my Justin Turner…. Do I make the deal?

    What’s the ROS projection for Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

      • The Fridge says:
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        @Grey: Not ready to give up on Odor? The comments on here make it sound like he’s dead…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not

  131. Stream Weaver says:
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    I’m starting to get the feeling we don’t see Rosario until August

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be a bummer

  132. H says:
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    2 questions. With Wood back off the DL I need to drop a pitcher and I’m having a very hard time choosing, as I love my whole staff right now. Or I can choose to leave him on the DL for now.

    Staff: Pineda, Ray, Severino, Stroman, Berrios, Nova, DeGrom, Osuna, Giles, Robertson, Knebel.

    Second question, with my current roster should I drop a player to roster Marte? I’m still worried about the platoon of Benintendi.

    C Sanchez,
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Odor,
    3B Rendon,
    SS Correa,
    OF JD,
    OF Trumbo,
    OF Desmond
    Bench 3B Ky Seager, OF Benintendi
    DL Freeman

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova, good problem to have…. Forget Marte

      • H says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, I’m currently 2nd in the league not far behind first. The thought of him grabbing Marte and seeing him go off in the second half just kinda worries me…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can find other guys in your league

    • H says:
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      @H: I forgot my UTIL are Rizzo and Bogarts.

  133. Paul says:
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    billy hamilton for jeff samadjiza

    i’m doing well in pitching strikeouts near the top of my league and shark has the most Ks for me with 100, but I can alwasy stream

    What I cant find are stolen bases where I am near the bottom half of the league?

    Do I make the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  134. peacecoast says:
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    fuck Andriese. Fuck cesar hernandez. cleaning house today man.

    still torn on dropping russell for anderson, I know you like anderson. still torn.

    pick up faria to replace andriese? he not even on SON the news is so fresh!

    other guys I am looking to stream this week: chacin, J ross, Hoffman, volquez (ugh but he’s hot), gsellman, biagini,meyer, farmer. All reasonable pickups right? I can’t really figure out who I like best. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Faria — They look like streamers

  135. nuggetflazer says:
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    Drop Odor for Story? 11 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  136. Ben says:
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    Long post warning… Sorry in advance. 12 team OBP no avg keeper league. I’m dead last in W but top 4 or 5 in every other category. 3rd/4th overall and within 6 points of the two leaders. Having some trouble deciding what to do with my last few roster spots. 50 move limit I’m a little over halfway.

    C E. Gattis
    C B.Posey
    1b E. Hosmer
    2b R. Odor
    3b A. Rendon
    SS E. Nunez
    MI M. Carpenter
    CI T. Joseph
    OF C. Blackmon
    OF K. Bryant
    OF G. Stanton
    OF M. Holliday
    OF J. Dyson
    DH L. Duda
    BN B. Zimmer
    BN L. Brinson

    P C. Kershaw
    P J. Lester
    P R. Ray
    P J. Samardzija
    P J. Verlander
    P S. Matz
    P K. Herrera
    P C. Knebel
    P B. Brach

    DL Z. Britton
    DL K. Hendricks
    DL C. Capps

    Available players:
    Mallex Smith, H. Renfroe, Eugenio Suarez, K. Pillar, A. Altherr, Hoffman, M. Albers, Guerra, Chatwood, Z. Wheeler, Z. Godley, C Rodon (DL)

    A trade also being offered: A. Chapman and Dozier OR Chase Anderson for my Kyle Hendricks (he’s a keeper for next year at $6)

    Should I take the trade and drop someone? Is anyone on the waiver wire worth dropping someone on my roster for? I like Renfroe’s power but his OBP would kill me. A speed boost would be nice with Mallex Smith I have good power elsewhere in the lineup, can he produce a good OBP? Being last in wins, I could stand to add pitching as I have two bench guys on offense and none on pitching. I owned Godley for a while, liked him until he was demoted… had a good first start back, could he be for real? Should I pick up Albers to hedge in case Herrera is traded or demoted? If I take the trade, I’d have to drop two guys.. who? So many scenarios… Help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Aroldis and Dozier, not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex, Renfroe, etc are needs guys, do you needs power? Steals? Those SPs on waivers are streamers

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: I need wins badly. I’m 4th in every offensive category except HR (5th), 2nd in S, K, 4th in ERA, WHIP, dead last in W. Which is why I wonder if I should drop Zimmer and Brach to make the trade for Chapman & Dozier and then drop Duda to stream some pitchers for wins… Don’t really want to drop Zimmer because at $5 he could be a good keeper for next year and I don’t have many keepers left. Don’t really want to drop Duda because of the power help but he’s also a part time player and I’d be getting Dozier in the trade. Zimmer and Brach would likely be picked up off waivers too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, so don’t do the trade

          • Ben says:
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            Ended up throwing in Brach and Zimmer to the trade. So traded Hendricks and those two for Chapman and Dozier. He’ll probably drop Brach soon but hopefully he’ll hold him until Britton comes back. He’s selling off for keepers so at least that keeps those two away from my main competition for a bit.

            Dropped Duda to stream Buck Farmer this week.

            We’ll see what happens.

            Thanks for the help!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool, hope it works!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Albers, Zimmer or Brach are your drops

  137. TheReddMist says:
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    Oh great Fantasy Master Luthario, I beseech thee for some excellent fantasy advice.

    I have excellent starting pitching but im in need of a bench outfielder since Trout when on the DL and Alex Wood came off the DL.

    which of these should i drop?
    Paxton, Severino, Carrasco, Kluber, Ray, Smardzija, Peacock, or Wood.

    And which of these should i snag. Dickerson, Hicks, Bruce, Brinson (on waivers, so maybe) Maybin, Brantley (also on waivers) or Mazara?

    It is a keeper league, and im doing great in power, but medicore in average and steals if that mattwrs, but ill take anythingnthat gains memgreat value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock…. Brinson, Maybin, Hicks

  138. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Saw some of Hoffman’s start against the Cubs over the weekend. He was spotting his fastball well and humming it in there at 94-97. Has a slow hammer curve that reminds me of Waino’s a bit. Pretty nasty slider too. Two legit out pitches, I think. Has only had one home start this season in early May though. Was pretty brutal at home in a small sample size last year. Probably use him on the road and in only plus matchups at home, but he looks like the real deal.

    The Garcia stream worked out pretty well last week. 13 Ks and 3.07/1.16 on the ratios. Tough luck on the win front though.

    My streamer for this week is Sabathia. He’s only allowed 4 ER over his past 5 starts and has averaged just under a strikeout per inning over that span. Gets the Trout-less Angels and the A’s on the road this week. Like the parks and the matchups.

    Amidst all of the Brinson and Rivero hoopla, I was able to snag Neshek on the cheap in a couple of leagues. Looks like he’ll see some save opps. Has a solid K-rate and barely walks anyone. Funky delivery that makes hitters uncomfortable. Rarely seems to have blowups. Could be a solid source of saves for the next six weeks before the Phillies ship him out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia worked out real nice for me, I didn’t have to hold him all week — Don’t love road starts with my streamers so meh on CC, looks fine tho, doubt its a total mess there…. Yeah, I got Neshek for zero dollars in a pert NL-Only league, figure that one out…. Great info on Hoffman!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: I feel comfortable with the Angels start, but the Sunday afternoon start in Oakland could go either way. The ball can fly out there during a hot day game. Yonder’s been their best hitter though, and he’s still not that great against lefties. Healy and Davis are the concerns there, but I like CC’s chances.

        Neshek was behind Gomez, Benoit, and Neris in the bullpen hierarchy entering the season, so I can understand the lack of enthusiasm over him (assuming a non-holds format). Probably should’ve gone for at least a buck or two anyway in an only league though. Nice grab there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Angels look like they found something post-Trout, but you’re likely right…. I grabbed Neshek yesterday, not like it was March

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Oh wow, don’t know why I thought it was one of those no transaction leagues. That’s silly that you got him for nothing yesterday.

            The Angels just beat up Peacock, Paulino, and some of the Astros weaker MRs. Maybe they’re getting hot, but I’m not too concerned about Simmons, Valbuena, and company yet.

            Need guys like Zimmerman and Alonso to start cooling off. It’s a killer when those FA pickups go off on other teams. What’s the opposite of a prayer circle? Are there any voodoo priests/priestesses here?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Right?! It’s crazy…. Yeah, Simmons has been solid, but no real crazy threats — Schadenfreude circle?

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: That works! Or… activating my German translator… Kreis von sucktitude. Either or.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  139. Wesley says:
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    12-team, 6×6 re-draft
    1) Brinson or Mallex or Schebler over Marwin Gonzalez?
    2) Jeff Hoffman over Harvey or Jaime ROS? (And if so, should I use the other’s spot to stream?)

    I’ll take your answer off the air. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Schebler 2. Harvey

  140. Confused says:
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    This trade just went through in my 12 team (10 Keeper) league – somehow:

    Stanton, Trumbo, Strasburg, Lester, Odor, C Santana, Bush, Tulo

    for Altuve, Contreras, Pollock and 11th round pick (1st round after keepers)

    Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side

  141. JMoney says:
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    What up Grey,

    Great write up man. The highlight of my Monday morning for sure, outside of the coffee. I just inherited an AL only team (that I actually drafted for a friend, but hes not paying attention) and its in pretty good shape. 3rd place right now. OF is as follow; Cruz, Judge, Jones, A. Garcia, Calhoun, and M. Smith. Can only start 4 OF and I’m in desperate need of a SP. Thinking about moving Jones, do you mind throwing out a couple AL SP you’d target? WHIP isn’t counted as a category in this rotisserie league.

    As always, thanks man.

    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Keuchel? Carrasco? Happ?

      • JMoney says:
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        @Grey: Great. I actually already own Carrasco, I like where your heads at. Would Jones be your odd man out in that group? Based on highest possible return for a pitcher without giving up Judge or Cruz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • JMoney says:
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            @Grey: Thanks homie

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t mention it (mention it!)….

              • JMoney says:
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                @Grey: Everytime! Manners my dude…day 1 stuff

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  142. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    have faria in my n/a slot with berrios,godley and hoffman rostered, who do i drop,it is a 10 team keeper league,thanks

    • William Hung says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Godley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Godley

  143. Thatguypeter says:
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    In a saves and holds league and trying to find saves and upgrade pitching. How do you guys feel about trading Bellinger, Alex Wood, and Neshek for Strasburg and Kimbrel. I’d replace Bellinger with Brinson or Carlos Santana in my outfield spot. Do the deal or hold and scavenge for saves? I can’t tell if I’m selling high on Bellinger or trading away 40-45 homer player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d hold

  144. Gregory Chiarello says:
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    Tied for 1st in 12 team H2H 5×5 OBP QS league even with all the injuries.
    Been Streaming up a storm till arms start coming back.
    Looking to make a move or two. What players do you think i should be looking to move and what would you target for them.

    Many Thanks!

    C- Avila
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Castro
    SS- Trea Turner
    3B- Castellanos
    OF- Stanton
    OF- Santana
    OF- Springer
    Util- Smoakl
    BN- Castellamos
    BN- Jean Segura

    SP- McCullers, Carrasco, Montgomery, Lackey, Bauer, E-Rod, Jon Gray, Duffy, Morton, & steamer spot
    RP- Wilson, Ramos, Casilla, Holland

    • Gregory Chiarello says:
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      sorry and I have Beltre

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak for SP? Injured Keuchel?

      • Gregory Chiarello says:
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        Ok Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  145. Gregory Chiarello says:
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    Sorry and i have Beltre

  146. John Hagar says:
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    Odubel is on the road this week in Boston & Arizona. As a lefty, he’ll be facing Porcello (R), Price (L), Johnson (L), Sale (L), Delgado (R), Godley (R), Ray (L).

    Souza has better matchups in Toronto and Detroit.

    Would you stick with the super hot Odubel, or bench him for Souza in a 5×5 Roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Souza

  147. John Hagar says:
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    Thanks, Grey! You’re the best fantasy analyst I’ve ever found!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stop looking!

      • John Hagar says:
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        @Grey: Ha Ha! Once again, you’re hilarious! Cougs is a lucky woman…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  148. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    5X5 with OPS, need a UT pick for the week:

    Hicks, Alonso, Healy – thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  149. Luke says:
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    Do you still like Story over Didi ROS in H2H redraft leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  150. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to bench one of the following this week. who sits?

    berrios – vs sea
    nola – vs ari
    peacock – vs tex

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  151. omar says:
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    AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto, redraft. Which side?
    A) Dozier / Biagini
    B) Berrios / Gallo / Mallex Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  152. J-Dawg says:
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    Love the Trading Places reference in the lede!

    Thoughts on a trade offer… offered Hahn, Folty and F. Marie for my Mauer, Carlos Gomez, and Ian Happ. All are on my bench. It’s a very deep league (52-man roster mixed). Could use some more pitching that’s for sure, but offense struggling a bit too. First place ain’t happening at current rate. More trying to stay away from the cellar. Happ is my hang up. He’s in my minors right now, been debating whether to call him up or carry him over for free until next year. Hahn and Folty would be considered improvements over some of my current starters (probably should start one over Arrieta!!). Thanks dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ side

  153. Doc says:
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    LOL David Paulino the Bundy

    And the Felipe Rivero, QB of your own LA Chargers.

    That was Grey-t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those were Rudy’s

  154. lwomack58 says:
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    In need of some SB’s-my choices are Zimmer, DeSheilds, Pham, Eric Young, Simmons or Fowler. Obviously they need to get on base first.

    Which three would you choose and please rank in order.
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields, Young

  155. Mo says:
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    Trade Lester and get Justin Turner+ Taijuan Walker or keep Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair, depends on needs

  156. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. conforto for fulmer or should i be aiming for a higher ranked sp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, yes

  157. William Hung says:
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    Almost dropped Story in favor of Brinson… lets hope he puts his disaster of a series in Chicago behind him and starts raking in Pitt (assuming he is in the lineup)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Move I might regret at the end of the season – dropped Eduardo Nunez for Crush Davis and then dropped Crush for Smoak monster… Eduardo has been rock solid since then, but figured Story would turn it around by now.

        Story’s slump is amplified because Lindor hasn’t been great lately either. Would you have swapped Story out for someone like Brinson? I might drop him for the next major prospect call up if he is still hitting sub .220.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: I guess Story could have a big 2nd half similar to Votto and J Upton last season. My fear is that he won’t be getting enough playing time if that Chicago series was a sign of things to come

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: Ks in his first AB and now a throwing error – Story really knows how to turn things around

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  For the other team

  158. bigbear says:
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    12 team H2H – Ian Desmond, Mallex Smith or Brinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Kinda thought you’d say that… But I hate seeing shiny new toys laying around the waiver wire! SAGNOF!

  159. vee says:
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    Grey – you are on the west coast, yes?

    If so, i can safely say that all of us EST folks appreciate you posting and replying so dam early!

    UPDATE: McCullers (back) on DL10?!? *tears*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bummer on McCullers, I’m flying from east coast to west today, read the post you’re commenting on

  160. karljans says:
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    Might be more of question for Ralph but what kind of numbers do you expect from Faria assuming he sticks ROS?
    Something like 8 wins , 3.80 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and and a K per inning?
    I have limited moves left in my redraft league but pitching is so scarce making any decent SP quite valuable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went over him when he was first called up, nothing’s changed

  161. Stumanji! says:
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    10 tm h2h keeper OPS league.

    Desmond $11 or Brinson $3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

      • Stumanji! says:
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        @Grey: Is it close or am I blinded by my disappointment of being literally 5 seconds late in grabbing Brinson?

        Desmond for Brinson+Shark?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Desmond, but it’s fair

  162. Dean Kongslie says:
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    In a vacuum should I be using my #1 waiver priority on Salazar? How about Glover?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the league

      • Dean Kongslie says:
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        @Grey:

        12team H2H – Yahoo 5×5. I’m in 4th currently. I am wondering if this swollen shoulder is something that may linger for the year even though the MRI came back negative.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly

  163. Andrew Burns says:
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    Hey Grey,
    In a 8 team AL only ROTO, lacking greatly in K’s and near bottom in W. Considering benching Herrera for Mejia for the week…..thoughts? Also held on to Faria from the beginning so his call up today is sweet….

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Andrew Burns says:
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        @Grey: Love the enthusiasm…thanks…..;)

  164. omar says:
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    Which pair ROS? AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:
    A) Cano / Jose Ramirez
    B) JD Martinez / Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  165. KillerB says:
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    @grey — need some help with the fringe of my roster:

    + pick 2: Broxton, Odubel, Marvin
    + Pick 3: Pedroia, Baez, Suarez, Smoak
    + Does Gsellman, Volquez or Folty push Shoemaker or Lackey out of a starting role?

    Please and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odb, Brox… not Pedroia…. edinson over Lackey

      • KillerB says:
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        @Grey: I meant Maybin not Marvin — that was autocorrect.

        If I kill Pedroia, I’m rolling out Dozier, Diaz and Baez every week. Worth giving up pedroia as insurance for smoak as upside or longer term potential keeper?

        FYI my corners are:

        1B: Abreu
        3B: Donaldson, Rendon, Longoria, Sano, Suarez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, just start Dozier, Diaz and Baez

  166. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    McCullers to the DL FML!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  167. Aaron says:
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    12 team roto, 6×6 (OPS and QS, using SV+H), 3 can be keepers. I’m lacking in SB, AVG, QS, and WHIP, but somewhere in top 5 for everything else.

    Due half my team coming on/off the DL in a week, I have ended up with a ton of bench bats when I usually carry more pitchers. Should I lose anyone for pitching/streaming spot, or just roll with it for now? I’ve been leery of dropping some of the hotter guys as the batting wire is thin, and I haven’t been able to get anyone to bite on a trade for solid SP, which is really what I need.

    C: Hedges
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Kipnis (keeper from last year)
    3B: Beltre
    SS: Machado (keeper from last year, but cannot keep after this year)
    OF: Cespedes (keeper from last year)
    OF: Dickerson
    OF: Sano
    2 Util: O Herrera, Reynolds
    Bench: H Perez (currently subbing for Machado), Benintendi, Trumbo, Morrison

    SP: Shark, Wood, Paxton, Shoemaker, Vargas (Andriese and Duffy on DL)
    RP: Rivero, Diaz, Bush, Clippard, Givens, Bradley

    On wire for pitching include Chatwood, Biagini, Feldman, Cashner, Hahn, Cobb, Hellickson, a few others who come in and out…

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream Shoemaker

  168. dfrench23 says:
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    Rank Valencia, Choo, Grossman, Mancini, E.YoungJR, and Maybin for ROS please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia, Young

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Valencia, Maybin, Young. Right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • dfrench23 says:
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            @Grey: Really?? Valencia should be on my roster over Choo and Mancini? Who is the odd man out?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mancini

  169. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Best headline ever! Was that Rudy with the Trading Places reference? Masterful usage!

    We always wondered what a full season of a healthy Giancarlo Stanton would look like. We’re finally on our way to seeing it… from Aaron Judge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha… yeah Rudy’s title

  170. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey hope you enjoyed your weekend… I was in the Jersey sun which you were used to as a younger lad from what I’ve read.. Anyway, I have Chris Davis and Adam Jones and it’s hard to watch my team when only one of them hits at a time. which would you drop or sell and would you grab Maybin, Mallex Smith, Matt Holiday, Hicks, Moustakas or Pirela instead? Their all doing better then both plus it’s hard to trade them in my 10 team mixed. I’m a Yankee fan anyway. Holiday and/or Hicks would be beautiful if i wasnt scared of dropping them without your opinion.. Thnx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks over Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jersey!

  171. Frank Lynch says:
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    Albers or Rivero? I have no closer now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rivero

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thnx… You really like Chris Davis over Holiday?

        • Frank Lynch says:
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          Sorry I assume so since you just told me.. Lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  172. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    would you trade:

    Give: Salazr
    get: Junior Guerra

    Thanks

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: or Cotton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: which one you like best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  173. peacecoast says:
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    mccullers to DL (back pain).

    fucks sake.

    worst part. my WW deadline is today at 7pm. CBS usually takes awhile to label someone as on the DL. So now I race the clock or lose a week of production.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  174. demribbies says:
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    In a 10 team keep 12, would you drop D.Santana $2 to make room for Brandon Belt? 4 starts @COL, 3 of which vs RHP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  175. Matthew Lehman says:
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    JBJ, Choo, Peralta or Brinson in an OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  176. DonnieB says:
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    With Chapman maybe back in a week,would you trade Addison Reed for Kyle Schwarber? I know Schwarber has sucked other than HR. My lowest OFs are Polanco,Piscotty or Brinson. Would you keep Piscotty over Peralta who is on wire? I guess I am losing interest in Piscotty. He has been so bleh…Thanks to the best advice column around!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  177. jack florida says:
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    16 team h2h dynasty, obp instead of batting avg

    would you drop broxton and/or kepler for either/both

    mallex or deshields ?

    thanks for all the great work and advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Mallex over Brox

  178. Anchovies says:
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    hey hey

    wondering who you like/dont like here. wanna pick up sabathia i gotta dump someone:

    joe ross vs ATL
    junio guerra @ san diego
    jhoulys chacin sv. Cincy

    are any or all total dumpers? (i like ross)

    b. you’d definitely sit alex meyer vs yanks tonight?

    c. listened to the podcast (again). 5 stars, iTunes! great stuff.

    d. thanks again for the sage advice

    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trust Chacin…. I’d start Meyer… thanks!

  179. Steve says:
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    Think Gott can work his way into the closer convo? Like him over ni-Casio for save chances?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  180. DJ says:
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    Would you rather own Ender Inciarte or Cameron Maybin rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  181. FrankGrimes says:
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    Every league is going to need 5 DL slots next year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  182. #flytheW says:
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    Good afternoon gray I’m kind of lost here I’m in a 12-team al nl points,league h2h weekly league minus 1 for a K. I thought I drafted a allstar infield but they are sucking ass. How long do I wait ??? What would you do I just don’t know where to start. My infield is miggy, odor, correa, kyle seager and JT at catcher. My OF is piscotty, polanco, dickerson, thames, Brett Gardner and logan morrison. Who should I trade, who should I drop, who should I pick up mallex smith and binson are out there along with pillar. .. what sort of ideas do u have for me. Thx a lot grey !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco and Miggy for Rizzo? Drop Polanco for Brinson? Seager and Thames for upgrade at 3B?

  183. Anchovies says:
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    Buck Farmer vs ARI > Chacin ?

    promise its my last question…(for now)

    • William Hung says:
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      @Anchovies: I’d go Chacin if he’s at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chacin

  184. Milarky says:
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    So I have to sit one of these guys this week (I’d like to sit all of them, but can’t). Which one to sit?

    Shoemaker (NYY)
    Gsellman (WAS)
    Pomeranz (@HOU)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: I should add to this – I have to start a rookie pitcher, but I’m thin in all my other SP spots this week. My thinking was I would sit Gsellman this week and put in Hader to limit my rookie damage this week. I’ve got hellish match ups all over the place, so I’m worried about trotting out Gsellman, Pomeranz and Shoemaker all against big offences. So long way to ask if I’m crazy to put in Hader instead of Pomeranz to try and mitigate some of that SP risk.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Gsellman

  185. ALex says:
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    Hi Grey,

    1. Would you rather start Ross at home against ATL or Bauer at home against LAD?

    2. Also, I read above but just want to clarify, you would drop Gregory Polanco for Mallex? Hesitant to drop him but my team is trending downwards in SB and he has really not been very good…

    Thanks!

    Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ross 2. Your league is not that league?

      • ALex says:
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        @Grey: 1. Thanks! 2. No true it’s not but also shallow!

  186. peacecoast says:
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    just read an interesting opinion that McCullers DL stint is an innings management stunt a la LAD.

    makes sense, they need to figure that out for the post season and they are way out in first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @peacecoast: thats what i first thought when i read the DL news

  187. Skeezix says:
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    Which two of these OF/Util hitters should i be sitting this week?

    Beltran
    G. Polanco
    DeShields
    Brinson
    Kepler

    • Skeezix says:
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      @Skeezix: Just saw Conforto scratched today with a stiff back, so add him to the list of question marks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Kepler

  188. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. swap melancon for any of lynn, gio or cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should do better

  189. B.o.B says:
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    Do you like Porcello tonight home vs. the Phillies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like him anywhere

  190. KarlJ says:
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    Anybody else nervous about starting Faria @Toronto and @ Detroit this week. ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  191. Nightmare! says:
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    Still roll with conforto (4vswash, 3vscubs) over Kemp ([email protected], 3vs Mia) this week even tho conforto scratched tonight? One minor tweak seems to turn into a 10day DL now a days. I’m worried. Guide me oh wise one….what would u do. Weekly league points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Kemp

  192. Shadow says:
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    I’ve got limited choices to for my starts this week, and have to choose between Matz against the Nats or Nola against the Diamondbacks. Who would you go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of matchups

  193. southside dom says:
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    Lost McCullers cuz we can’t have nice things. Need to pick one of the following to stream this week. Mainly hoping to not kill my ratios and ideally get a W

    Cotton: $14.4 @MIA, vs NYY
    Wacha: $12.5 vs MIL
    Jesse Chavez: $8.3 vs KC
    Nolasco: $7.0 vs KC
    Ryu: $1.3 @CIN
    Farmer: -$4.4 vs ARI, vs TB

    Which one do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, Wacha

  194. Can not spell wRONg without RON says:
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    Like you I was very high on Rougned, was at least looking for him to replicate last season. The Odor is getting to much to take. Move him and Dickerson for D Murphy & Jose Ramirez or hold?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  195. FBB Danny says:
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    Grey – I need some second base help, possibly ROS (or until Villar comes back/produces): Best option out of:

    Utley
    Sogard
    Beckham
    Kendrick

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  196. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Can use up to 6 streams here … don’t need to use all 6 but what are the best streams here?

    6/13
    Faria @TOR (?)
    Cotton @MIA (10.0)
    Blach vs. KC (1.6)
    Wheeler vs. CHC (-0.2)
    JC Ramirez vs. NYY (-3.2)
    Farmer vs. ARI (-3.4)
    Bauer vs. LAD (-7.7)
    Chatwood @PIT (-10.4)

    6/14
    Liriano vs. TB (8.1)
    Shoemaker vs. NYY (4.4)
    Peacock vs. TEX (1.0)
    Marquez @PIT (-1.8)

    6/15
    Nolasco vs. KC (7.0)
    Montgomery @OAK (-1.8)
    Guerra @STL (-9.6)
    Miranda @MIN (-11.2)

    6/16
    Chavez vs. KC (8.3)
    Biagini vs. CHW (-3.7)
    Gsellman vs. WSH (3.8)

    6/17
    Meyer vs. KC (14.0)
    Lamet @MIL (5.1)
    Eickhoff vs. ARI (2.3)
    Ryu @CIN (1.3)
    Lugo vs. WSH (-5.0)

    6/18
    Cotton vs. NYY (4.4)
    JC Ramirez vs. KC (0.6)
    Bauer @MIN (-0.5)
    Folty vs. MIA (-0.9)
    Farmer vs. TB (-1.0)

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: OOps ignore Shoemaker there because he’s already on my team! Only have 6 adds for the week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blach, Nolasco, Chavez, Biagni, Gsellman, Meyer

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man!

        1) Now can you help me pick who to start out of the guys already on my roster?

        6/13
        Lynn vs. MIL (16.4)
        J. Ross vs. ATL (3.5)

        6/14
        Shoemaker vs. NYY (4.4)

        6/16
        Severino @OAK (11.5)
        Carrasco @MIN (10.6)

        6/17
        Ray @PHI (12.8)
        Garcia vs. MIA (0.5)
        Nova vs. CHC (-3.2)

        6/18
        J. Ross @NYM (-7.7)
        Lynn @BAL (-7.5)

        2) Considering I’ll be starting the guys above as well as the 6 streams you helped me pick earlier, should I still sit Meyer tonight vs. NYY (9.6) or should I roll the dice and start him tonight?

        3) Also earlier I listed Gsellman’s start with a favorable SON score but Gsellman vs. WSH is scored as a (-3.8)… still a good stream there?

  197. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. cruz for carrasco and schebler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz, fair tho, could go either way

  198. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

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

    (2) DL: Walker, Glover

    1) Welp with McCullers hitting the DL, I need to lose one of Walker or Glover?
    2) This week I’m facing a team with like 6 closers so should I use one of my 6 adds to pick up any of the following: Albers, Neshek, Nicasio, Kelley, K-Rod, Hand… ? Or just roll with my 3 RPs and hope for the best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glover 2. Roll with 3 and hope

  199. Crime Dog says:
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    Positional OF leagues are starting to aggravate me. Bellinger for Trumbo? (R, HR, RBI, steals, K, OPS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger, close tho

  200. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey,

    I need pitcher in a H2H pts league:

    Wacha or Rich Hill? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  201. First or Nothing says:
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    In a 12 team H2H league (redraft), I am looking good so far to make the playoffs. So I am focused on getting my team to be at its peak for the three week “tournament” in August.

    Pitching has been an issue for me that I need to shore up. Which staff do you like better in a holds and saves league that counts ratios, HRs allowed and k’s.

    A: Kershaw, Ariel, Severino, Taillon, Odorizzi and Nova
    Melancon, Inglesias, and Casilla
    Smith and Rosenthal

    B. Kershaw, Verlander, Severino, Taillon and Nova
    Melancon, Inglesias, Maurer (gulp)
    Smith and Rosenthal

    C. Kershaw, Verlander, Severino, Taillon, Ariel, Odorizzi and Nova
    Melancon (Semi punt saves…..waiting for a trade down the road and/or snipe saves when playing an opponent who punts saves…there are several in our league).
    Smith and Rosenthal

    My next wire move will require me to either drop Maurer or Odorizzi. Depending upon your advice above. So thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C

  202. Nasally Whendy says:
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    Which side in a vacuum? Conforto or Machado? Close at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  203. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team yahoo roto 5×5.

    I need to drop 2 players. I haven’t dropped anyone since Cameron Maybin came off the DL, and now I have Taillon coming off the DL.
    I’m not starting Taillon tonight, so I don’t HAVE TO drop anyone if I want to wait and see who jumps out to drop.

    this is my team..
    CA- Wieters. 1B- Encarnacion. 2B- Walker. 3B- Arenado. SS- Bogaerts.
    OF- KDavis. OF- Judge. OF- Trumbo. UT- Duvall. UT- MxSmith,
    BN- Herrera, Zimmer, Peraza, Maybin.
    SP- deGrom, Manaea, Nova, Taillon, JNelson, Peacock.
    RP- Melancon, Reed, Kintzler, Maurer, Nicasio.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer, Mallex

  204. DonnieB says:
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    Would you drop Salazar to pick up Foltynewicz for his two start week? He is at Washington (Strasburg and then home against Miami(Locke). Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  205. mikestatic says:
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    Do I start Haniger over JBJ? I could also bench Longo to get both JBJ and Haniger in. Weekly 5×5 cats. Been lacking in runs and RBI’s. Thanks!

    • mikestatic says:
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      @mikestatic:

      Also would you roll with Bud Norris or Rivero this week?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rivero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, bench Haniger

  206. Nightmare! says:
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    If you had some closer issues……..Would you trade Paxton for either wade Davis or Aroldis chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would trade for a cheaper closer with a cheaper SP

  207. demribbies says:
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    Are there any formats that you wouldn’t own Hanley? 8-10 team mixed league w/ shallow benches? I know he can hang 4 HR and 10 RBI in a week but man there’s a lot a famine going on waiting for that feast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe 8 team, but prolly not

  208. Mike in Busan says:
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    Hey, Grey, who would you go with this week: Justin Wilson or Pat Neshek?

    Thanks for all you do.

    Well, not all of it,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: yeah, I went with Neshek, because I’m a putz.
        Still feeling good because my opponent only has Matt Bush and the most recent Washington save-blower and I still have Kenley and Knebel to get saves. Seventh inning? Aren’t they trying to boost the old guy’s trade value?

  209. Points League says:
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    I give conforto and Dickerson and receive trea turner and Gardner. My RF is left with wil Myers which I hate right now. I could pick up shoo to replace conforto in right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  210. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Good ‘ol Terry Collins. Walking that 8th place hitter with 2 outs and a runner in scoring position. My favorite time he employed this strategy was against the Rockies last year when he had Thor intentionally pass Tony Wolters not once, but twice in a game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

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

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

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

    (2) DL: McCullers, Walker

    AH Grey really trying to find a way to consolidate my bats so I don’t any any bench bats and looking to make a deal with the team below …. hit you up the other day and you recommended going after a few guys but apparently the only guys he’s willing to trade me is Cruz or Myers… I asked who he wanted for either of them and isn’t really giving me names but instead has told me things like:

    – I offered Wilson and Haniger for Myers and he said he “isn’t giving away Myers” and “has no use -for Haniger” and “Wilson barely pitches”
    – apparently “needs pitching and doesn’t want give up SB threat” when I said I was interested in Hamiton and Greinke
    – said not liking anyone from my team 1 for 1 and when I said I can do a 2 for 1, he was like “like what? I don’t really like any of the closers I have so not sure what would make sense”
    – he isn’t impressed with Abreu
    – also he doesn’t wanna trade C-Mart

    Blah so with all that considered, what in the world should I offer this team!? Make trades is like pulling teeth in this league!

    (1) C: Gattis
    (1) 1B: Pujols
    (1) 2B: Kipnis
    (1) SS: A. Diaz
    (1) 3B: Beltre
    (3) OF: K. Bryant, Cruz, B. Hamilton
    (2) UT: Suarez, Duvall
    (6) Bench: Myers, Bruce, Gyorko

    (3) SP: C-Mart, Verlander, Greinke
    (2) RP: Rosenthal, Casilla
    (4) P: Maurer, Straily, Kennedy, Estrada
    (6) Bench: Porcello

    (2) DL: MadBum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What about Edwin?

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: What about him? I asked him about Edwin and he asked “for who?” Ha I’m wondering the same thing!

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: I don’t think he wants Edwin? … AH

        • ebudz says:
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          @ebudz: Would depend for who and I know he won’t give me C-Mart or Greinke..

  212. maximumxpower says:
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    For a bench bat Brinson, Healy, Odubel ,or Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODB

  213. Hb says:
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    Starting Jc Ramirez vs Yankees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  214. Lando87 says:
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    Really trying to resist the urge to drop CarGo (Rox), but it might be time. Do you drop for Moose, Gardner, Maybin or Moreland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  215. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Thanks for the help picking streams earlier!

    1) Now can you help me pick who to start out of the guys already on my roster?

    6/13
    Lynn vs. MIL (16.4)
    J. Ross vs. ATL (3.5)

    6/14
    Shoemaker vs. NYY (4.4)

    6/16
    Severino @OAK (11.5)
    Carrasco @MIN (10.6)

    6/17
    Ray @PHI (12.8)
    Garcia vs. MIA (0.5)
    Nova vs. CHC (-3.2)

    6/18
    J. Ross @NYM (-7.7)
    Lynn @BAL (-7.5)

    2) Considering I’ll be starting the guys above as well as the 6 streams you helped me pick earlier, should I still sit Meyer tonight vs. NYY (9.6) or should I roll the dice and start him tonight?

    3) Also earlier I listed Gsellman’s start with a favorable SON score but Gsellman vs. WSH is scored as a (-3.8)… still a good stream there or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all except last two

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: You mean start all except last two as in:

        a) bench J. Ross @NYM (-7.7) and Lynn @BAL (-7.5) on 6/18?

        or

        b) bench Meyer tonight vs. NYY (9.6) and Gsellman vs. WSH is scored as a (-3.8) on 6/16?

        • ebudz says:
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          @ebudz: Ignore that .. I meant to say:

          You mean start all except last two as in:

          a) bench both J. Ross @NYM (-7.7) and Lynn @BAL (-7.5) on 6/18?

          or

          b) bench both Meyer tonight vs. NYY (9.6) and Gsellman vs. WSH (-3.8) on 6/16?

          • ebudz says:
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            @ebudz: ?

            • Cram It says:
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              @ebudz: Poor guy

            • William Hung says:
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              @Cram It: @ebudz: if you got this many Qs about starters, just pay for SON, son…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            A

  216. JC says:
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    1. Please rank the top three of these five in a H2H league where I am focused on the playoff weeks not necessarily ROS. Injuries, Coors, Familia’s return, Job Sharing all prevalent here so trying to sort it out.
    Holland, The Church, Casilla, Britton, Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland, Britton, Raisel

  217. Tony says:
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    Fiers, Volquez, Lackey ROS? Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edinson

  218. William Hung says:
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    Lol – Cespedes got taken out of the game just now… c’mon Mets – please wait for your players to get healthy before taking them out

    • William Hung says:
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      @William Hung: i mean before you put them out there to play… Commentators are saying it’s precautionary since they have a 4 run lead and Ces already had 3 ABs… nice way to spin it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  219. John Lettiere says:
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    what are your thoughts with desmond ROS? buying?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, buying

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

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

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

    (2) DL: McCullers, Walker

    Ha so sorry Grey but I have another team trying to trade with me since the trade talk I asked about earlier with another team has stalled … The team below is trying to get my Rizzo, Edwin, Ray and maybe he’ll settle for Abreu? I’ve been trying to get his Lindor or Trea Turner…

    (1) C: Schwarber
    (1) 1B: H. Ramirez
    (1) 2B: T. Turner
    (1) SS: Lindor
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Mazara, K. Davis, Brantley
    (2) UT: Lamb, J. Turner
    (6) Bench: Puig, Braun, Cespedes, Bour

    (3) SP: Price, Pineda, Miley
    (2) RP: Kimbrel, Robertson
    (4) P: Cobb, E. Rodriguez, Wainwright, Syndergaard

    DL: Hamels

    We’ve been texting back and forth and he’s slinging a ton of offers… mostly junk but want to know if any of these might be worth taking?

    a) Abreu + Ray for Cespedes
    b) Abreu + Ray for Lindor
    c) Rizzo, Edwin, Ray for Lamb, Lindor, Cespedes

    Ideally I wanted to package 2 bats for 1 and help my bench bat situation but he seems to really want Ray from me but after losing McCullers I’m hesitant to trade away Ray? I also tried Abreu for Lindor straight up but he declined … Any other ideas on what I should I offer that’s a good for 2 for 1?

    Really appreciate your advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what he wants, you should ask him… If he doesn’t want anything from you, you should stop trying to trade with him

    • Grey

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      A, B, C are not good, btw

  221. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper league OBP.

    Not sure if I need a player, via trade of a draft pick outfielders Braun Cespeces, Kemp are available.. Do I need one?

    Grandal
    Moreland
    LeMiemihu
    Arenado
    Seager C
    Bradley
    Bellinger
    Conforto
    Jones A

    Hosmer
    Schoop
    Moncada
    Marte S
    Piscotty
    Herrera
    DL Freeman

    • Grey

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      Sure, take Kemp

      • los locos says:
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        @Grey: what about nelson cruz? him over kemp?

  222. Every29Years says:
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    Different guys but who would you rather own at SS: Andrus or Owings?

  223. FrankGrimes says:
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    So yea neshek is the closer ok hahah

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @FrankGrimes:
      Now the fat ass Albers
      in bottom 9
      I hate F’n closers.

  224. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey,

    drop Adam Frazier for Matt Adams?

  225. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Top 3 in this group: Tanaka, Nova, Harvey, C Anderson, Shoemaker, Happ, Joe Ross, Faria, J Montgomery

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

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

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

    Thanks in advance.

  227. Vee says:
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    would you start either off the DL this week?

    Wednesday Taijuan Walker @ DET
    Friday Tyson Ross home vs SEA

    Thanks Grey
    you watching these nba finals?

  228. Frederick Key Bumps says:
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    10 team, 5×5

    Considering moving Billy Hamilton due to excess speed on the wire – Maybin, mallex smith, Brinson, not to mention I’d’ still have Goldy, Owings and Segura.

    The team I am looking to move him to has 10 closers and only 5 starters. So he basically punts wins and takes the other 4 categories.

    Hamilton and Conforto for Sale and Kenley Jansen? Too much/not enough?

    I can also swap Bellinger or Myers with Conforto.

  229. Shitwolf says:
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    sometimes its nice having easy weeks… he started Arroyo… yay :)

  230. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Hi Gray, thanks for the write-up. Sorry for the late question.

    A couple of hitter questions for you. League is 5 x 5 with OBP instead of average and limited moves. Wondering who you like better for SB for the next month or so– Mallex, Brinson, or Cain. Consistent playing time is important which is why I’m not just grabbing Mallex and wondering if you think any of these guys have the job security to challenge Cain’s consistency.

    Would you lose Trumbo for Hicks?

  231. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Add Newcomb or Fiers for streaming/might keep them because the pool is thin. Dropping Hellickson to do so. Ross is still out there too be hesitant based on him not having thrown a baseball.

    Thanks in advance.

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