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This is not to be confused with Krispie Young.  I’m squarely in on a Buy for Kris Bryant.  I need a Bryant!  Great, now I’ve alluded to Anita Bryant and Buys in two sentences and I will be flagged by the Association of the Free and Unified Commitment Keepers.  Though it would be fun to get a strongly-worded letter from them on their letterhead.  Bigots can be unintentionally funny, but only if they were THAT funny.  “Hello, this is Anita Bryant from the Ass. F.U.C– Hey, Paul, are we sure we want to go with the acronym here?”  Kris Bryant has torn the roof off minor league pitching, then built a roof ten feet above that first roof, tore that 2nd roof off too, and then jumped in a hot air balloon, soared up 3,000 feet and built another roof.  Between Double and Triple-A, he has 36 homers, 15 steals and is hitting .341.  Seriously.  He’d be a prospect to keep an eye on if he were a third baseman playing behind Josh Donaldson.  In other words, if he had to surpass a great 3rd baseman for playing time, he’d still be someone to watch.  Right now, he’s behind Luis Malbuena.  *extended burp*  The Cubs have already brought up Arismendy and Baez.  They are not sitting on prospects anymore and the next one to get the call is Bryant.  He could be a top 50 player for all of fantasy as early as next year, but for now he’s a flyer in redraft leagues that I’d absolutely take right now.  Grab him, he could be up within two weeks and carry your teams in the final six weeks.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

PSYCHE!  Before we get into the Buy/Sell, I just wanted to remind people to go join a Razzball fantasy football league.  As if pride wasn’t enough reason, you can win a custom bobblehead!  You know you always wanted a little bobbly bust of yourself.  Anyway II, here’s the BUY/SELL:

BUY

Arismendy Alcantara – Might be struggling a little, but just that fast you’re forgetting about Alcantara, huh?  Got one thing to say that.  Hit it, Dre.  Y’all know Arismendy, still the same O.G., but he been low-key.  Hated on by most these Charlie Blackmons with no cheese.   If y’all don’t like Arismendy then Jason Heyward Jablowme.  Just a bunch’a gibberish and Jose Tabata is a motherf***er and act like he forgot about his cougar kidnapping a baby.

Zack Cozart – Somewhere, Zack Salieri is so pissed to see Cozart in this Buy column.  “I am twice the middle infielder of that man-child Cozart!”  As Salieri shifts his powdered wig.

Dustin Ackley – Between Arismendy, Joanvier Baez, Gyorko, Kinsler and Ackley, I have five middle infielders currently on my RCL team.  That’s not including Tulo on the DL.  I don’t tell you that so you can sit there in awe of me.  I don’t need the genuflecting.  I am not the Mustache Mecca — or simply Mustacca.  I do not tell you so you have to squint at me because I’m so bright I may as well be the sun.  I tell you this for your pity.  What an effin’ mess!  It does refer to my point that you should only be playing hot hands at this point.

Jedd Gyorko – Snoop was not the originator of the -izzle talk.  You know, Snoop Dizzle on the bizzle.  (Maybe you don’t know.)  With that said, if Snoop played fantasy baseball, he’d grab Jizzle on the Gyorko and make a song about it.

J.P. Arencibia – He’s the hottest catcher to date.  Now, about his baseball playing ability.  Schwing!  If you need power, I’d grab Just Peachy.  It’s the right season (week) for that.

Jake Lamb – Was called up to play 3rd base for the D’Backs and has gap power.  Not homer power.  Like doubles-ish power.  I wouldn’t say Lamb’s….BAAAAAAAAd.  Oh, man, I kill me.  Hold on, someone’s knocking.  Suicide prevention?  Why?  No, I was just saying, ‘I kill me’ like I’m funny.  Because I baaaah’d like a lamb.  No, I don’t believe it’s a sheep that makes that noise.  That’s more of a bleat.  Can I go?  I’m in the middle of something.  Any the hoo!  Lamb might hit for some pop next year or the year after, but for now I’d only grab him in NL-Only leagues.

Tommy Medica – If Tommy Medica was in a third world country, he’d have to help a woman give birth because of his last name.  Fact!  Another fact, he’s hitting .455 in the last week with 3 homers.  As Jackson Brown would say, Medica, my eyes.

Yonder Alonso – I see your first three Padres in this post and I raise you Alonso, who is batting .533 with a homer in the last week.  Damn, the dealer turned over an actual first baseman.  Oh well, that beats my Padre schmotatoes.

Jon Singleton – He started hitting homers on July 27th, and hasn’t stopped since.  Sure, he’s taken a break a game here and there, but since that arbitrary date it’s hard to find someone with more power.  Cherrypick that!

Oscar Taveras – You know how when you were a kid and got the present you wanted on Christmas — or the frankincense, if you celebrate Kwanza — and you played with that toy (or watched the frankincense burn) all day and night, then, about two weeks later, you were totally sick of it.  That’s rookies.  You can’t wait until Oscar Taveras comes up.  He’s going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread — or the greatest thing since quinoa if you’re gluten-free — and now that you’ve played with Taveras, you’re ready to move on to the next player.

Will Venable – Hello, is this the exterminator?  Yeah, I don’t know when I first started noticing all of these Padres creeping into my Buy column, but I was wondering if there’s anything that can be done.  Wait, until they’re back in Petco?  Hmm, okay, I’ll try that.

Matt Joyce – Hasn’t done much recently.  Totally a Hitter-Tron call.  Like when the Hitter-Tron calls the junkyard and asks to be put on the phone with a recent wreck.

Angel Pagan – I’m not a big fan of stashing guys on the DL.  If it’s someone like Tulo, then you need to hold them until they hopefully return, which is partially because they’re undroppable in ESPN leagues.  Most guys you stash on your DL return and immediately get hurt again.  Or they come back and they’re rusty, not Kuntz.  Sometimes, they come back with a hot-hitting bat, but how often is that true?  One out of every ten guys?  More dentists agree to use Crest.

Jake Petricka – Feels like there’s been a shortage of closer turnover since May.  In the first month of the season, there’s always a ton, but it seems to have really settled down.  Yes, I’m partially saying this because I need to steal some saves.  Let me SAGNOF!

James Paxton – His next start will be the last start I give him in most shallower mixed leagues.  If he fails to live up to the hype, you need to move on quick fast like Ramadan.  The Stream-o-Nator also likes his next start.

Matt Shoemaker – Yes, the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start too, but, beyond that, The Cobbler has ridunk peripherals.  His shizz is so fly, he’s Jeff Goldblum from the neck down.

SELL

Gio Gonzalez – As mentioned in last week’s Sell, I’m done telling people who they should trade in this column because trade deadlines have passed.  If they haven’t, then by all means necessary, make Malcolm X and me proud, and trade whoever it takes to get the title for this year.  You’ve come too far and you’ve taken too many antacids to not leave it all on the table.  Now, this Sell column will become guys that are owned in more than 80% of leagues and should be dropped.  Speaking of which, Gio, you suck donkey balls.  Yes, I’m referring to Adam Dunn’s testes.  Sure, his peripherals say he should be better than he’s been, but The Big Bang Theory is supposed to be good too, and try watching that.  At this point, I’m very fickle about my pitchers.  Shoot, if Sonny Gray isn’t good a few starts in a row, I may cut my boy.

Alfredo Simon – Hey, you guys had a good run.  Dropping him doesn’t mean the end of your friendship.  You can always visit him in jail in the offseason.

Khris Davis – Sadly, it’s time to khut.

Shin-Soo Choo – For those that own him, you know how terrible he’s been, but for those that don’t know.  Look at his stats.  Haha, that’s awful.  Mean, wow.  He’s given as much fantasy value, according to our Player Rater, as Anthony Varvaro.  Who?  Exactly!  Carlos Carrasco’s given more value.  I just popped a zit in the mirror and it shot on the mirror spelling out, “Gross, Choo.”  Drop a Choo from your team and Gesundheit.

From Around The Web

  1. Matt says:
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    Man you guys get us so excited about Bryant, I never pray but will every day until they call his ass up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: You better!

  2. Pike says:
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    if you had to pick a rookie for the next 4 years, which one would you pick?

    Alcantara, Betts, Wong

    Discuss…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pike: Arismendy, coin flips though

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Pike: Wong if he needs to be an MI. Arismendy has a better chance of winding up in center as of right now

  3. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Sup Girl

  4. pike says:
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    who do you like more the next 4 years:

    Alcantara, Betts, or Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pike: Answered above

  5. Chris says:
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    Kris Bryant won’t be called up to MLB until late April 2015. As his agent is Scott Boras, Bryant’s service time considerations are more important than Baez’s. Soler will likely be called up in September; not Bryant.

    Just sayin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Guess we’ll see

    • KB says:
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      @Chris: Sadly, as a Bryant owner in a Keeper League, I agree. I’d expect Bryant to be called up around the same time next year that Springer was called up this year. Or he could be called up in the next 5 minutes … who knows?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @KB: Hoping for next 5 minutes

        • Joe Shmoe says:
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          @Grey: Really? I just picked him up! Yes!!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Grey: hey, hold that stuff till more of us are at computers.

  6. toro! says:
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    starling marte and longo for billy hamiton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @toro!: Longo side, you can get cheaper SBs if you need them

  7. Random Dude says:
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    Grey, you like Singleton over Chris Carter ROS? Would you rather own either over Khris Davis?

    Pick up Paxton or stash Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Dude: Yes, over Khris…Singleton over Carter…Try Paxton…

      • Random Dude says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

        If I drop Davis for Singleton… Would you close the Gyork Store for Carter then?

  8. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Start these pitchers tonight?

    -Anibal @TOR
    -Ian Kennedy @PIT

  9. I B Terehan It Up! says:
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    Ohhhh man u had me laughin hard, missed my cup of mustachinno this morning . Anyway good shizz as always….questions:
    1. Trevor May worth a shot in mixed leagues? Should I drop Gauseman for him?
    2. Is Pineda worth an add for a possible start next week?
    Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! 1. Hold 2. Eh, depends on who you’re dropping

      • I B Teheran It Up! says:
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        @Grey: possible drops would be Duffy or Gauseman

    • I B Teheran It Up! says:
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      @I B Terehan It Up!: can’t believe I just misspelled my name…freakin dyslexia!

        • I B Teheran It Up! says:
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          @Grey: Thanks bro

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @Grey: wow, wouldn’t have thought duffy was over pineda.

  10. Phil says:
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    Would you pick up Lamb and drop Gillaspie ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Go for it

  11. Wilson says:
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    Bryant (when called up) over Vargars? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Sure, when called up

  12. das coffee frau says:
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    grey, im thnkn soler is coming first (maybe kris b. is coming with him), but what do you think of soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @das coffee frau: Could hit for some power, probably same as most waiver wire OF’ers

      • das coffee frau says:
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        @Grey: pursue with reckless abandon in keepers?

  13. Phil says:
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    Sorry what about pick up Lamb and drop Middlebrooks instead?

  14. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for your suggestion about Bryant

    Could you recommend few more top prospects who will be called up soon? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Soler, Franco, Russell

      • Sparty Scott says:
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        @Grey: If Russell is called up, what position do you see him playing? Bryant in RF and Russell at 3B with Castro still at SS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bench bat, game here or there in the middle infield… Once the minor league season ends…

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        How do you think of Pederson (would be called up this year) ? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not going to have any significant role this year

  15. Wilsonian says:
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    Singleton over Kennys?

    16 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Wilsonian: Kennys is my Goldy replacement at 1B in a 14-team H2H. If I make noise in the playoffs after going Goldy-Prince-Harper for my top 3 picks, I’m putting this season on my resume and sending it to the Padres.

    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Wilsonian: this one has become the CI version of miller vs MI X from long ago, or gyorko vs all other players from before as well, at least close in terms of frequency.

  16. Hoog says:
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    What side of this trade in a 12 team h2h keeper league so you like? R. Zimmerman, Gio, Duffy and a 1st round pick next year for Pence, Wheeler, A. Bradley and a 2nd round pick. Picks are basically a wash because of the standings of the league.

  17. mraccoe says:
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    Have a trade in a keeper league in place to get Lester and Moss for my Adam Jones… which side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  18. Jack says:
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    Duda or K. Vargas ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: WET TAIL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wet tail!

          • Jasen says:
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            @Grey:
            Ok I’m lost on this wet tail reference

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ask One F

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Wet Tail!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wet tail!

  19. Patrick McCurry says:
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    Grey…am I crazy to offer up Longo for Bryant in a keeper league where we keep 5 and can keep forever? I am out of it and looking towards the future and I’m tired of boring, old, non-Eva Longoria.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold

  20. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Is Bruce a drop at this point? What a tease this guy is. I held him all year. Dropped him for his personal leave. He hits those few days…snatch him up again and now I’m hoping a pitcher like Eovoldi lets him go 1-4… Who suks more me or him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d hold Bruce for now

  21. Steve says:
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    Koehler or Elias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elias

  22. Teddy Heater says:
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    Better Value for Keepers;

    Dee Gordn in the 25th round or Lester in the 13th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  23. SportiveTricks says:
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    I am going to play one of my old Khiss records as I khut Khris.

    • SportiveTricks says:
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      @SportiveTricks:

      Khrap, being so funny that I forgot to ask my khuestion.

      Grey, any thoughts on Hammel’s start over the weekend? SoN likes it, but he looked like he had run out of gas after his arrival in Oakland. I know you felt like he was hard to figure out in the first half, so maybe I am wasting my time but he seems like my best streaming option until The Cobbler gets his start.

      Love yas!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d start Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  24. Jack says:
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    Caleb Joseph. Flash in the pan?

    • Hondo says:
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      @Jack: ? x2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  25. Andrew says:
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    Start or sit Anibal at Tor tonight? Close ERA and WHIP battle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

      • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: m.gonzalez just went in there and allowed like 1. (maybe it was 2)

  26. Pete says:
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    Chances of Bryant having 3B eligibility in Yahoo next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea how Yahoo figures out their eligibility

      • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: at least they tend to stick to positions the player has actually played before (cough cough… alcantara at SS? cough cough); man it’s tiring coughing a question mark? i’m taking a nap.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  27. gareth says:
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    By the way – As a Brit, I never had the pleasure of growing up with Mr Rogers, Gumby and pokey or reading rainbow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So that’s what happened?

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: In defence of the BBC and ITV they did make some incredible British children’s tv programs when I was a kid to make up for this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Such as?

          • gareth says:
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            @Grey: So many to choose from!

            My faves:

            Danger mouse
            the demon headmaster
            Art attack
            fun house
            hartbeat (featuring Morph, and clay figure like Gumby and pokey)
            the Crystal maze (not a kids show per se, but still awesome)
            T-bag
            rainbow
            banana-man
            Mr men and little miss
            sooty and co.
            the Wombles
            basil brush
            Knightmare
            Animals of farthing wood
            Trapdoor

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mr. Men and Little Miss is good…not sure on the others… T-Bag sounds like fun though…

              • gareth says:
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                @Grey: its not what you think…….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, that stinks!

                  • gareth says:
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                    @Grey: actually T-bag and Knightmare are the two shows that were in hindsight a little disturbing for a young impressionable mind.

                    “T-bag” was a Witch who along with a young boy she kept as a slave and nicknamed “T-shirt,” went around terrorising everyone for no apparent reason.

                    “Knightmare” was kind of a game show where kids went into this 90’s computer graphics world blindfolded and had to traverse obstacles, beasts ect. It truly was the stuff of nightmares.

                    T-bag:

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR2t6kgT4IU

                    Knightmare:

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thg_E0txQy4

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You sure T-Bag wasn’t an allegory for something else?

        • Aero says:
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          @gareth: Mr. Globby? (I think that’s what it was called… The mouse that’s all pink and yellow)

          • gareth says:
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            @Aero: nah. He was a mascot type character on evening television in the 90s. His name was “mr Blobby” and he had an one hit wonder Uk pop song that was number 1 in the UK.

            It is beyond awful.

            Maybe billy butler or Matt Adams could use it these days as their walk up music?

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h37KQu64RY4

          • gareth says:
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            @Aero: @Aero: mr blobby was kind of a mascot type character on an evening program called “Noel’s house party.”

            For some reason he became inexplicably popular for 5 minutes and had a one hit wonder number 1 record in the uk.

            It is beyond awful.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h37KQu64RY4

            Maybe it can become relevant again by having Matt Adams or Billy butler using it as their new walk up music?

            • Aero says:
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              @gareth: Ah yep. The only reason I knew of Mr. Blobby was I was in the UK (Isle of Wight, to be exact) in the early 2000’s for work. In one of the Isle’s coastal towns (Shanklin, perhaps?) there was this dreadful pink and yellow Bed and Breakfast amid a lot of fine looking buildings that were sure to be quite pricey. The story goes that some rich guy bought this B&B and painted it the most obnoxious colors he could think of so that it would fail as a business and he could then turn it in to a private residence on the waterfront. Of course, some people have all the luck and the place was a raging success due to being dubbed “Mr. Blobby’s House” and families from all over the UK vacationed there because of the popularity with the kids.

              • gareth says:
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                @Aero: sounds like basil fawlty.

  28. Jon says:
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    Keep-18 league, which side do you like?

    Kemp+Jordan Zimmermann OR Donaldson+Alcantara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  29. gareth says:
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    As a Carter and Howard owner, that Phillies Astros match last night was incredible.

    The only reason I own Howard now is because I lost Goldy. I did quickly get sick of howard and dropped him 2 days ago after an o for 24 skid. The next day he hits a homer. So I picked him up again, cursing my luck and half expecting another o for 4. Then – boom. Grand salami!

    Obviously both these guys are all or nothing types and the bottom could fall out any second. When you lose Goldschmidt for the season though, these little moments of production from your replacements are worth savoring.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya… Take what you can get….

  30. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @gareth: you know if you kept beating everybody else to the next post (G4, G5 etc) it could go on infinitely.

  31. moldyforgoldy says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop a Taveras or Coghlan for Bryant? If so, which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coghlan if bench bat

  32. Cram It says:
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    Buy/Sell! Buy/Sell!! Buy/Sell!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  33. Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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    start/bench Chase Anderson @ home vs the Rockies tonight? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m streaming him

  34. tals23 says:
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    Carl Crawford was just dropped in my keeper league….is he worth picking up for next season in hopes that he gets traded and plays everyday?
    I would have to drop buchholz or oswaldo arcia….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • tals23 says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  35. Chris says:
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    Harper and Qualls or Bailey and Jordan Zimmermann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Harper

  36. ryanoger says:
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    My SPs are Zimmermann, Hudson, Weaver, Peralta, Keuchel, and Stroman

    Liriano and McCarthy are available do I hold or make an add?

    I have Wade Davis, Clippard, Reed, Kimbrel, and Holland as my RPs

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano over Hudson

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Hudson has been hurting me since early June. You still think it’s smart rolling with 2 holds pitchers with Davis and Clippard?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think that’s fine

  37. Matt says:
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    Pagan over Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  38. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    FWIW, Theo said today he doesn’t see Bryant coming up this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  39. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Im a big ol’ Kris Bryant fan…

    5 year keeper league and someone drafted him for $1… Im in contention, barely holding on.

    Should I try to trade for him? What should I offer?

    I have Longo, Cano, Polanco, Melky, and some pretty decent pitching. Do you recommend trading any of these guys for the chicago stud? or am I going too far?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Melky for him for next year

  40. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hi Grey glad you could make it. Figure you woke up hung over in the back of a van in Pheonix one of your hands in warm water and a little damp. lmao What’s your thoughts on Pineda’s comeback worth a stash or wait n see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nick tried to have him way with me… I put up the good fight, but lost… Wait and see on Pineda…

  41. hifi says:
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    dealt McCutchen, Khris and Melky for Adam Jones, Reyes and Frazier.

    do I have the voodoo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  42. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    K. Davis more cut-worthy than B. Belt? Depend on Belt’s ‘unrelated’ concussion headaches?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Belt first

  43. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Just traded my Hamels for his Brantley to take the place of Goldy (RIP). Now have 2 spaces opening up for SPs, which of the following do you like best ROS:

    McHugh, Hahn, Odorrizi, Yordano, Paxton, and Pineda (assuming back on Wed)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura, Paxton

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team standard mixed roto league. Currently in 4th place. Here is my current roster:

    C – Wilin Rosario
    1B – Adrian Gonzalez
    2B – Robinson Cano
    3B – Manny Machado
    SS – Jose Reyes
    OF – Michael Brantley, Hunter Pence, Chris Carter
    UTIL – Oscar Taveras
    BENCH – Christian Yelich, Torii Hunter, Aramis Ramirez
    SP – Felix Hernandez, Jordan Zimmermann, Homer Bailey, Wily Peralta, Jake Odorizzi, Jimmy Nelson
    RP – Huston Street, Sean Doolittle, Jake McGee

    My team lacks power (near the bottom in my league in HR and RBI). Which player do you think gives me the best chance of raising my power numbers for the rest of the year?
    C Carlos Santana
    1B Victor Martinez
    3B Edwin Encarnacion
    OF Ryan Braun
    OF Matt Kemp
    OF Matt Holliday
    OF Nelson Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  45. hifi says:
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    picked up Goldy off of the wire in a keeper for $26, draft price was $47. can keep for 29/32/36/40.

    would you deal him, and all that future value, for a rental on Trout ($60)? or is a lucky cheap keeper snag on a top 5 guy like Goldy the kind of player you build around period?

    1-Frazier($3)
    OF-Bautista, Jones, Puig, Trumbo (w/ DL stashes on Myers, Cuddyer)

    • hifi says:
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      @hifi: ps, have a pretty good shot at winning already. but Trout would push it over the top.

  46. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I offered Degrom and E Santana for Cepedes and Minor . I hope this guy accepts it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be nice

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: It was accepted 3 minutes after the lock .Hope Santana gives me some love on the way out the door.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully!

  47. Dannny says:
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    Drop Utley OR Reddick OR Blackmon OR Wong for Arismendy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only one would be Wong and feels pretty lateral after his big game last night

  48. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok, the idea that big bang theory (recycling at least two from the Rosanne crew, so i hear) is a good show isn’t the same kind of “should” that encapsulates Nat Gio being a good pitcher, but it is a good joke to say so. dynasty 14 teamer with obp/slug instead of avg and homers. who is the drop for gyorko (some twit owner who just used a waiver for gyorko dropped him in like 2 days, and this is the type of leageu where NA guys aren’t even in database till 2 days after they come up, so giving up waiver claims isn’t stupid just to not be able to have first dibs to some moron’s mistakes). only 3 OF no CI/MI and 1 util. so i bench a lot of these guys every day. only 1500 innings and it’s roto, so 12 pitchers isn’t necessary. but with pitcher injuries might be good idea anyway.
    jaso/flowers
    c.davis/duda/belt/goldy (DL)
    wong/phillips (DL, have no idea what to do with phillips when he comes back)
    castro/segura
    frazier (probably need to move duda or castro or segura for backup to frazier or good catcher)
    bruce/kemp/stanton/cespedes (how sick is this OF preseason)/duda

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: SHIT, not only are waivers not even a whole day in this league,i was beat by higher claim yet again. i did use claim right when i joined this league like 5 weeks ago on wong, so no bitching there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what your actual lineup looks like… Maybe Flowers

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: impossible now, got over waivered. although that will be drop question when phillips comes back (and likely answer too)
        C jaso/flowers
        1B c.davis/duda/belt/goldy (DL)
        2B wong/phillips (DL)
        SS castro/segura
        3B frazier
        OF stanton/bruce/kemp/cespedes/duda (only 3 per day, and 1 util)

  49. Aaron says:
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    12-T Points League W=12 QS=12 K=2 (added bs CG=5 ShO=5) 1220 IP limit (i.e. = about 5 guys starts + the 2 allowed closers)

    Current staff = Grienke, Lester, Kluber, Cobb, Shelby M.(MIA/SD next 2 starts), Morton (Sunday vs SD @PIT)

    Previously intended to pickup and carry Morton for his last start vs MIA and Sunday’s vs SD. Beyond the obviously “sub-par” k-rate, he got screwed big time out of a win over Miami…and I’ll waive him Sunday.

    Pineda, who we don’t know when he actually gets the call is being highly publicized for an august 13 return. McHugh looks like he has a good to decent schedule the rest of the way, BUT plays for Asstros. We pay a couple vittles for each move (not that that matters now)… Shall I add one of these two for Morton the rest of the way or stream others in that spot? I know you don’t like Shelby, so maybe it’s a decent idea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

      • Aaron says:
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        @Grey: My almost immediate course of action after talking myself through it in the post was to add McHugh for Morton pronto. Morton faces Tyson Ross on Sunday and the way its lined up, in McHugh’s next 2 starts, it looks like he’s going to face Pino (vsMIN) and Workman (@BOS). While I might prefer the parks to be the opposite way, I can’t complain about the proposed opposing SPs. And I think you’re accurate; STREAM!

        Had to talk myself through it. No wonder PPL look at me oddly. :) As always, great column and godspeed Alcantara.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…No problem

  50. Goldirocks says:
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    Arencebia at C ROS or Castro ? Need R HRs and RBIs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If really ROS, then Castro

  51. rutherford says:
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    Drop Khris for Lamb or not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  52. Rob says:
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    Hey grey- keep or drop jay Bruce? (Other outfielders are we start 4; Harper, Holliday, Brantley, pence & polanco at utility also have springer on bench too.

    If I were to drop Bruce here are some bats I’m looking into: Josh reddick, Baez, Dustin ackley (2b/OF), oscar taveras, Adam laroche, jon singleton or catcher jp arencibia (my main catcher is gattis)

    Next keep or drop Stroman? If I drop Stroman I’d be looking at deGrom, Shelby miller or john lackey
    Also, if you say keep Stroman it have arrieta I could drop unless you recommend keeping him

    Thanks & have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Bruce, can go DeGrom… You too!

  53. Bobby says:
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    Who wins? Yelich for Gomes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

      • Alex says:
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        @jim: Grab stroman and henderson as soo as possible@Grey: which gomes?

  54. MB says:
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    So you don’t buy everth over Pagan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

  55. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    wow, old people are funny. earlier this owner wouldn’t give me ozuna unless i coughed up duda and hahn, now he’s willing to take hammel alone,maybe. problem is after c.davis/kemp/bruce deal i simply don’t need a 5th OF. is hammel and duda too much for ozuna? guys like happ/hutchison/santiago/wada are free agents here and i have been streaming them. my staff is this (1500 innings)
    hammel/darvish/gallardo/latos/hendricks/odorizzi/mchugh/morton/worley/anderson (ARI), those last 3 all streamers, even in this 14 teamer, since a lot of owners take 1500 innings to not own a lot of SP (i still think it’s smart to keep a lot of these, since so many get hurt)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t seem too much

  56. Alex says:
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    Is Billy Butler not on this list since he is already too owned or because he sucks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s fine in some leagues, I don’t have much faith in him…

  57. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    wow, can’t believe i didn’t realize, i’m sure it’s vargas over rutledge in ops/total bases 16 teamer?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: brings up this one. today, with rios out, and leonys sitting. pick one of
      zunino @ quintana
      mercer vs kennedy
      vargas @ kazmir
      Hitter T doesn’t like any of these. zunino would win by that.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Zunino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  58. Joeg414 says:
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    SS for the Ros: Drew , Flores( heard it before, but getting a chance to start) or Lamb( if ss ESPN)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores if actually starts, Drew more likely

  59. jim says:
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    Please rank the following SP in terms of value ROS: Locke, Kyle Hendricks, Peavy, Stroman, Joe Kelly, Milone, Henderson Alvarez. Thanks again Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman, Peavy

      • jim says:
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        @Grey: How bout the rest? Really deep league and I need some pitching help

  60. gareth says:
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    Hey guys,

    I tried posting a comment and it didn’t appear. I typed another comment and the same thing happened. Is this a moderator thing or a technical issue?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like you’re posting fine, not sure

  61. gareth says:
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    My comment was a reply to “Aero,” who had asked about “Mr Globby.”

  62. Joeg414 says:
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    Trying to deal Blackman ( I have Cain,Lind and Coghlan as backups) for a Closer,( to gain points)was offered Reed. Whata think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great, but if you really need a closer, go for it

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey: I might be able to get him to throw in Gyorko as well

  63. ERad says:
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    Yo Grey! I’ve been reading and lurking but not commenting lately – mainly because my team has been riding first place for the 2nd half of the season thanks to this site – so this is my what’s up and thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! Chillin, you?

  64. gg says:
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    Have Reyes at SS and Cano at 2B. Currently playing Baez at DH.

    Would you deal either Reyes or Cano for a solid SP/OF and put Baez on SS (or 2B when he gains eligibility)? Or just park Baez on DH all season over guys like Reddick, Trumbo, Wil Myers/Cuddyer once off DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deal Reyes

  65. Alex says:
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    Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  66. Game of Throws says:
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    What do you think stashing about Cashner? Saying he’ll come off DL Aug 22 – 24.

    Think he’ll pick up where he left off or is it a waste of a roster spot for the next couple weeks?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stash him

  67. jef with 1 f says:
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    Mets to let wilmar Flores play the remainder of the season at SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be awesome if they really did

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: it’s about time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, would really help me in an NL-Only where I had Tulo and Flores

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Your savior has arrived

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… I can’t even lie to myself into thinking that… But a 1-for-4 and a run here and there would help…

            • jef with 1 f says:
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              @jef with 1 f: Bobby Ojeda was just on ESPN radio saying that he doesn’t think the Mets need to move a young pitcher in the off-season to get a big bat…he thinks they can package one of their outfielders with a lesser pitcher to get an average bat or two and they would be fine with that…What the he’ll is he talking about..the lineup is full of average bats…that’s the problem…and micheal Kay was hosting the show and didn’t even call him out on it..Unreal

              • Joeg414 says:
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                @jef with 1 f: Being a Met fan, I love Bobby O . But the Mets need at least one big RBI bat.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                They need right Wet Tails and one ace…

                • jef with 1 f says:
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                  @Grey: I think his hair piece is wound to tight

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Or just a little askew

  68. gareth says:
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    My answer was:

    “Mr Blobby” was a mascot like character that appeared on the 90’s Saturday evening show “Noel’s house party. ”
    He became inexplicably popular, and even recorded a novelty song that became a one hit wonder and topped the uk pop charts for three weeks and was the official Christmas number 1 of 1993 (quite the achievement , as getting to be the Christmas number 1 in the UK is a huge status thing).

    The song really is beyond awful.

    Maybe Billy Butler or Matt Adams can resurrect it and use it as their walk up music?

  69. Alan says:
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    Trying to decide between Brandon Belt, Angel Pagan and Billy Butler. Currently own Belt. Only five moves left in 7×7 yahoo obp slg. Which one of those do you want ROS? Need R and HR most with a little steals, slg and avg.

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  70. gareth says:
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    Thats wierd. My direct replies to Aero finally appeared after 10 minutes. Sorry for the multiple posts everyone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I found them in the spam folder, should be fine now

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: shoulda left them there lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  71. Edan L says:
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    Is Khris Davis droppable in deep keeper leagues?

  72. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in the spirit of dropping whoever it takes to win in 12 team roto with net saves/holds/RW/RL/OBPA
    i have 96 net saves (a good amount ahead of 3rd, right next to 1st), and only 41 holds (tied for 7th, decent amount over 9th, but 19 short of 1st). this bullpen
    perkins/casilla/brittonn (in SP slot)/papelbon/clippard/morris/a.miller. i was thinking of dropping yet another closer (already dropped nathan and melancon last few weeks) for 1 or more of walden/joba/fien/cotts? if only one i’m thinking it’s perkins, he’s been putting a lot of guys on base for a few weeks. just over a month ago when i had 6 closers (or whichever day i grabbed casilla) i tried to trade them, but no bites.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Papelbon for Walden

  73. tank1 says:
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    In a keeper league, which side would you prefer for next year Goldschmidt/Richards or B. Hamilton/Frazier? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, it’s fair, could go either way, I suppose

  74. Jon says:
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    I got rejected on Kemp+Zimmermann for Donaldson+Alcantara but his counter offer was:

    Kemp+Teheran for Donaldson+Alcantara+Cishek

    Click accept? Keep 18 league, I lost Goldy so I need a bat at the corner, but Teheran is also my ace, and it’s a deep enough league that all of those guys (except the closer) are keepers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  75. gareth says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Here’s a better representation of the show “Knightmare” that I mentioned earlier. I remind you, this was a CHILDREN’S show.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmUe4VrTzvk

    I think most Phillies fans wouldn’t mind volunteering Ruben Amaro JR to play this game, and wanting the obstacles to be real, not bad 90’s CGI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  76. Carnac says:
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    Nice job, Tsuyoshi. You’re already at 95 pitches so I’m going to send you out there just to give off a leadoff triple before I go to the ‘pen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So frustrating

  77. goodfold2 says:
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    frieri better be careful wondering out all alone without a team to back him up. we got some very angry goldy/mccutchen owners just waiting to throw him off a bridge.

    also, i’m guessing the beckett thing makes him droppable in all non dynasties (even NL only, where i already have zimmerman/ramirez stashed), and he’s likely out season now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you can lose him

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: doesn’t seem like labrum tears of any kind heal quickly, esp when you eat too much fried chicken and have douchebag goatees.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Nope

  78. Joeg414 says:
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    Venable or Gyorko ros ? 6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  79. Lubey says:
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    Segura or Alcantara? Is it time?

    • Lubey says:
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      @Lubey: Idk if the guy was right the entire season after the loss of his son

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Lubey: i immediately thought that this son may have been sick for quite a while. it would explain a lot. then there is the reverse, that he was ONLY good due to his wife either getting or being pregant in the first place early last season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy

  80. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Would you stream leake in a 10 team mixed vs the fish and eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  81. david says:
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    Would you start Tim Hudson @KC tmrw? SON hates this match up, but I wanted to get your gut opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him if I owned him

  82. goodfold2 says:
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    beckett replacement in NL only, with QS. chuck newtown/estrada (both of these 2 fairly good lately)/petit/fausto or just grab grimm for holds (i need those), as he counts as SP. i’ve got RP/P slots filled up with holds guys and chapman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimm

  83. gareth says:
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    Boxberger today in the 9th. McGhee in the 8th.

    I own McGhee. Correct me if im wrong but i don’t think he’s even in line for the win. They took the lead after peralta pitched, right?

    Oh maddon……..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  84. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    2 for 13 happy friday e1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not even doing that well yet

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: ever notice strasburg sucks in the first inning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Always! It’s crazy…

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: and sometimes the second too mofo a-ho

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Toe Knee Arm Ass: 6 runs in 1.2 and counting

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ugh

  85. birrrdy! says:
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    ugh, Beckett to my DL in a 5×5 NL Only keeper. Who’s the best pickup for a guy trying to win this year? I’m dead last in WHIP with some ground to make up, but still doable, and in the middle of a very close pack of 5 teams in Ks. Okay in the other categories.

    Choices: Cahill (starts tomorrow v. COL and then @MIA), Fiers (Sat v. LAD, then @ CHC) , Wood (Sun v. TB), Kendrick, Butler, Straily. THX!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give Fiers a whirl

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i thought at this point fiers is only in due to estrada being used for 3 innings a few days ago.?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends how he does, I believe

  86. Peanut butter jelly time says:
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    Do you know why there hasn’t been any Razzball Radio in the past couple of days? I’ve been looking forward to the next city in the 32 32 32.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nick is driving 700 miles a day and struggling to upload the videos… He’s trying to find a hotspot to upload the video… I was at San Diego’s stop last night so I know they’re happening but not sure when next one will be up…

      • Peanut butter jelly time says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey aka Fantasy Master Lathario

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey:

        I just saw the Bay Area video.

        Did he really try and pass Sonoma off as the Oakland stop because “he really didn’t want to go into Oakland”?

        wow.
        just wow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I haven’t seen it… Did he at least go to a Mad Dog 20/20 vineyard in Sonoma to represent Oakland?

          • Kid A says:
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            @Grey: haha. we could have whistle tipped the muffler on the Razzmobile. Come back Nick, you bug-eyed oaf!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Did he pretend like he was in Oakland? Maybe he thought he was there… He is Canadian and he’s only on four hours of sleep in last 5 days… Next time I think we’re just gonna Razz-wrap a plane and have Prezzi fly him around…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Only four with a stolen vehicle

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Grey: how do you know about prezzi’s car accidents? (i’m not saying i know anything about anything). also, this is really good stuff. make fhe MF’ers glad to mutate kinda stuff. lost and 4 hours of sleep in 5 days, HOPEFULLY the vineyard for that swill (used to be 18% hasn’t been in many years) was where he was at. and it’s a team effort with Guru.

                    • Kid A says:
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                      @goodfold2: I don’t know if I should be throwing this out there, but Grey is Prezzi’s N.A. sponsor.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • goodfold2 says:
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                      @goodfold2: yikes.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I was just joking, don’t know anything of any accidents

  87. john says:
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    Frazier for Hamel’s not working.Maybe trade baez and odorizzi for shields that too much?

    Then cano 2b Frazier 3b Edwin util not ton room for Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Shields if you need pitching

      • john says:
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        @Grey: go as far as shields n McGee for my cano Baez goes to 2b McGee replaces janssen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds pretty bad

  88. Beam Me up Scottay says:
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    If Bryant were called up would you drop K. Davis or Gyorko for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  89. Halkster says:
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    Boxberger or McGee?

    Please rank
    Castro
    Baez
    A Escobar
    Wong
    ROS
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee… Castro, Alcides, Baez

      • Halkster says:
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        Crap McCann concussion
        Who is the add

        Arencibia
        Martin
        Rosario
        Flowers
        Zunino
        ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JP

          • Halkster says:
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            Goldschimdt a definite drop?
            Gonna make the playoffs any chance he returns for them?
            Or dispose of him to stream?
            Using dl for mccann
            Got Bautista on 1b
            Someone dropped jd Martinez I can add to roster to alt at util w Bruce or Castro/baez

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lose Goldy…. Grab JD

              • Halkster says:
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                Tied in runs
                Down 1 RBI
                Down 4 steals
                (Have Gordon Hamilton and Bruce)
                Down .08ave
                Up 5 hrs

                Pick two Castro Baez
                Everth
                Holiday
                One ss one util
                Thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Castro, Baez

  90. P Lamb says:
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    Need some Ws and another starter

    Would you trade Fielder for Lester?

    Still a little value in keeper, should have traded him when you told me too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  91. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I can’t take anymore i’m off to a pub. my hitting 3/25 and santana stras and madbum 14ins 13 runs gn e1 may your team be way better than mine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have fun! If you’re in Phoenix go see Nick!

  92. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Bryant (when called up) or Baez for ROS? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  93. John E Depth says:
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    You excited .at all about Fiers? I remember you kinda liked him last year. I am in a 12 team mixer but ww pitching is thin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like him for a gamble on upside… No guarantees with him at this point…

  94. KO says:
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    Bryant will be a beast, but Soler will be right there. Despite the SSS look at his numbers and watch the videos on MILB.com. Bryant is on top of all the lists, but Soler will be the value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be

  95. john says:
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    go as far as shields n McGee for my cano Baez goes to 2b McGee replaces janssen…..only reason I push this cause either pujols Baez Desmond will be benched once Edwin back…
    Only choices trade firvarm which I Cld use or trade for OF to replace Dickerson. Finding that hard and OF much easier to replace down stretch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound great

  96. jef with 1 f says:
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    Krispie young designated for assignment…hallelujah Holland back

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @jef with 1 f: or holla back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Damn, poor Krispie… How the mighty have become un-crispy

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: Flores with a couple hits for you tonight

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And you know that!

  97. John E. Depth says:
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    Billy Butler a monster HR and a single off Madbum… Is he back to being usable in a mixed league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth grabbing for the time period at least

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @John E. Depth: if it’s a 20 team league ha

  98. jef with 1 f says:
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    9 for 46 …here we go again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just picked up Neal Cotts today…Yay!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: got that hump in 2 leagues, and picked up Sipp yesterday about 3 hours before the joke him and fields ripped through.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Fields hurt me too

  99. nick the dick says:
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    Ahh G and here I go and throw the hip hop line of the day in Sky’s column knowing damn well it’s buy/sell day….

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: and you get all snoop and dre on me too!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And you know that!

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @nick the dick: yea SKY didn’t know what to make of it…Ha

      • nick the dick says:
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        @jef with 1 f: ha yeah he was flabberghasted, shoulda done grunge line of the day. Figured grey was sleeping in and would be around to read it. Forgot he would be doing a column later.

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @nick the dick: I wasted a perfectly good fact.Ha ha

          • nick the dick says:
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            @jef with 1 f: haha all our hard work down the drain

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  100. costaricanchata says:
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    wouldn’t have bothered to stream anderson , today ,
    had i realized that oliver perez would be the 1st out of the bullpen .

    • nick the dick says:
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      @costaricanchata: prayer rhombus miracle, i need his win!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still in line, don’t jinx it…

  101. Alex says:
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    Hello, in dynasty where i am trying to win now, cool to trade cliff lee for hector rondon?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Alex: if he helps you win it is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. ebudz says:
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    12 Team H2H Yahoo Standard:

    (2) SP: MadBum, Homer Bailey
    (2) RP: K-Rod, McGee
    (4) P: Petricka, Betances, Cobb, Kluber
    Bench: (Stroman, A. Wood, Hahn, Liriano)

    Should I drop Hahn for Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  103. JJ says:
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    I am trying to decide whether or not to drop Khris Davis
    Here are the best available bats
    D.STUBBS
    D.VICIEDO
    C.CARTER
    A.LAROCHE
    D.ACKLEY
    K.VARGAS
    A.EATON
    J.GYORKO

    I also have T.HUNTER and D.JENNINGS
    Thanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @JJ: Carter for sure. He is an absolute animal right now. I would consider Eaton for Torii or Jennings as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  104. john says:
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    Well heres an offer high risk reward solves my 5 studs for 4 spaces desmond baez pujols frazier and edwin to start at 1b 3b ss and util..not bad to have a bench lot but anyhow i usually dont like carrying one in this format.

    get cutch for my span(about to drop) and Pujols

    Worth the risk…pujols theoretically cld be benched when edwin comes back prob bench baez or desmond but??

    • john says:
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      @john: some insider tweeting me saying its cartlidge and he feeling better each day predicts two weeks?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @john: Make it happen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cutch for next year, not this year

  105. frankgrimes says:
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    early but choose one rookie to keep for next year
    Springer Baez Bryant?
    maybe I can trade the other two for picks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @frankgrimes: Springer…but you literally can’t lose there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  106. Tom says:
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    Let’s say Bryant comes up in 2 weeks and I’m the first to the WW. Would I actually drop Donaldson for him? Is it close?

    • john says:
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      @Tom: No way? anyone else?

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @john: No way…but someone else

      • Kid A says:
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        @john: dude stole a base tonite, what else could you want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  107. Mello Yello says:
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    ZUNINO BOMB!!! It’s like and as a matter of fact!!

    5 Song Playlist Of The Week:

    1. All Hands Against His Own – Black Keys
    2. I’m Waiting For The Man – Velvet Underground…yes, with Nico
    3. 2 On – Tinashe f/ Schoolyboy Q
    4. Come See About Me – Diana Ross and the Supremes
    5. Tha Shiznit – Snoop Dogg(y Dogg) or Lion…ya know, whatevs, no big woop

    Kris Bryant for Wade Davis…well I should say you do!…The Cubbies are going to win me a title this year…In Theo We (Still) Trust!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Zunino… 4. definitely

  108. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league,
    Alcantara or andrus ROS?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Lemmingness: Alcantara…especially in a points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  109. Kid A says:
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    Dekker or boneface for sagnof?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: I think Schafer is getting a look in Minnesota

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH: there’s that. looking for bench steals. Dekk looks like he could be something not that Krispy is down.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Kid A: *now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boneface

  110. costaricanchata says:
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    miami is throwing brad penny on saturday ?
    hopefully , andrew heaney is off-schedule ,
    because this is just absurd .
    apparently the marlins front-office hasn’t been paying attention .
    everyone else knew that should have been heaney’s rotation spot
    from day one .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I seriously thought he was retired

  111. SMLV1 says:
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    Hey Grey, My trade deadline is the 17th, should I try and make a move and for what? Where am I the weakest? Currently tied for first.

    Arencibia – C
    Rizzo – 1B
    Dozier – 2B
    Rendon – 3B
    Andrus – SS
    Baez – SS
    Stanton – OF
    Puig – OF
    Rios – OF
    Moss – 1B,OF
    Polanco – OF
    Myers – OF (DL)

    E. Santana
    Cueto
    Shields
    Fister
    Arrieta
    Gio Gonzalez
    Odorizzi
    A. Wood
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Mejia
    Feliz

    Y! 12 Team Standard Redraft League. Maybe some sort of package deal with Gio and Rios?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SMLV1:

      at this point , weakness is defined by needs .
      are you behind in saves ? sb ‘s ?? wins ?? k ‘s ? , etc .
      on the surface , i would guess that you are severely lacking in sb ‘s ,
      but with limited information , it is impossible to judge whether significant
      gains can be made in that category .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with Chata

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where do the standings say you’re the weakest? Your team doesn’t look terrible, backend of the rotation is a little wonky

  112. SMLV1 says:
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    If we cant figure out a trade would you drop Gio for any of these Pitchers?

    Keuchel, Wily P., McHugh, Quintana, deGrom, Ventura or Hutchison? or Just keep Gio or Stream?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SMLV1:

      drop gio and pick-up a hot hitter
      to fill in for moss and/or rios .

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @costaricanchata: @SMLV1: I would drop odorizzi and myers for keuchel and either peralta mchugh or ventura…even quintana is a upgrade over odorizzi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  113. Cranz says:
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    Can’t believe I’m asking this, but… start our boy Kluber against tha f***in Yanks tomorrow? SON doesn’t even have a semi-chub for it. That new Cuisinart blender though…

    Peace n blessingz.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Cranz: start kluber everywhere always, maybe not Coors.

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: start him anywhere even in Coors….I havent been afraid to throw a pitcher out to Coors since June when blackmon arenado and Tulo were all mashing at the same time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  114. Henry says:
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    Mccutchen or Puig in a redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  115. Henry says:
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    Mccutchen or Puig in a redraft?

  116. Ryan says:
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    10 team 5×5 Roto, keep 6 at $5 inflation

    I just got offered Cobb ($10 next year), Blackmon ($5), and Jake McGee ($5) for Dee Gordon ($5) and Aroldis Chapman ($15).

    I’m out of it this year so I’m just looking for keepers. My current options are: Encarnacion ($15), Abreu ($18), Arenado ($5), Myers ($10), Ventura/Stroman /Arrieta/Cody Ross/Rondon ($5), JD Martinez/Chisenhall/Dickson ($5), and Starling Marte ($10), Do I need the additional keepers or should I just keep what I have? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  117. fausto says:
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    H2H 5×5 only have 10ip, im up 7-3. Was 8-2 until janssen pitched. Era up from 2.75 to 4.70 his is 4.35 with 7 starts….I’ve only thrown RP. Hold with 7-3 or risk going 6-4 with liriano vs SD? 6ip 2er would get my era back down quick….im in playoffs either way just trying to get reg season cash. Thanks as uzzual.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @fausto:

      career stat vs sd …. 19 ip … 2.37 era … 1.21 whip … .197 baa
      last game (2014) …. 5 ip … 3 hits … 6 bb ‘s … 7 k ‘s … 2 earned / 1 un-earned
      in pnc park (2013) …. 7 ip … 4 hits … 2 bb ‘s … 13 k ‘s … 0 earned

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Throw him

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the stats costarica it just hard to trust liriano 2014. I dl stashed him last yr just in case he was decent. But this yr hes either been liriano circa 13 or Juan Nicasio circa entire career.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

  118. Donald Trump says:
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    Kipnis or Wong, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  119. Bob says:
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    Would you drop Nick Markakis or Josh Reddick to pick up Alex Gordon? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Markakis

  120. Joeg414 says:
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    Reed or Casilla ros for Saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla

  121. stonepie says:
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    already looking to next year a bit. ive got miggy, rizzo and cano as guys i may keep, the problem is we can only keep two. if i keep miggy and rizzo, that’s 2 first basemen. not sure if cano is worth keeping over rizzo at this point so im thinking of trying to trade cano or rizzo for a different keeper. maybe something like cano plus a pitcher for mccutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take McCutchen there

  122. Bob says:
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    Pineda worth the add if in dropping Janssen? I’m already rostering Uehara, Perkins, and Rosenthal for saves. And I’m pretty much done with Janssen anyway, especially after last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: if saves weren’t a huge priority and Janssen was expendable, would you drop him for:
        Wie-yin Chen
        Shelby miller
        Chris Tillman
        Collin McHugh
        Jimmy Nelson

        Or hold?

        As always, thanks very much for the advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McHugh, but I’d look at SON and stream

  123. Cole says:
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    So as the trade deadline is Sunday night for me I was wondering what I should do with my team, and was hoping you could help me. The league is a standard 12 team yahoo. Here’s my roster:
    C-Posey
    1b- Daniel Murphy
    2b-Wong
    3b-Chisenhall
    SS-Zobrist
    Of-Stanton
    Of-Carlos Gomez
    Of-Kemp
    Util-Yelich
    Util-Ackley
    Bn-Gennett
    Sp-Greinke
    Sp-Gee
    Rp-Rosenthal
    Rp-Reed
    P- Alex Wood
    P-deGrom
    P-Mejia(needed more saves)
    P-Dickey
    Bn-Niese(should I drop him?)
    Bn-Kershaw
    Bn-Wheeler
    Bn-Taijuan Walker
    DL-Cashner

    Any input of who I should drop or pickup or trade would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one has any idea who’s available in your league but Niese is prolly droppable

  124. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Pls rank:
    Wong, Pagan, Butler, A Jackson, Marte, Calhoun
    For H2H weekly pts at util.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, Wong

  125. Tyree says:
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    Would you drop

    Ozuna, yellich, Calhoun, segura, Alex Gordon, JD Martinez

    At this point could I just stream players for these guys value?

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, I’d drop

  126. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Stupid question but im gonna ask anyways…I wont put Bryant at 3rd over Frazier (or should I) so would he be a upgrade at my U slot over Ortiz? In a 10 team standard points league…300 bucks for first place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not over Ortiz

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        especially on “dry” days .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, exactly

  127. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Wong or Taveres?

    Also, if anibal is DL’d is it time to drop goldy to free up DL room?

    10 team h2h standard 5×5 cat

    C: Rosario
    1B: carter
    2B: kipnis
    3B: longo
    SS: Baez
    OF: Calhoun polanco jupton
    util: taveres , fat Adams
    Bench: andrus , mccutchen
    DL: springer , goldschmidt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong…You can drop Goldy anyway

  128. Jon says:
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    Which do you prefer?

    Trade A: Teheran and Kemp for Donaldson, Alcantara and Cishek

    Trade B: Harvey and Kemp for AGon, Zobrist, Lynn and McGee

    Keep 18 league, 5×5 scoring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  129. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Nvm this was done yesterday…hes not gonna reply to it.

  130. john says:
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    Serious question….can we expect similar upside ros from baez and harper with maybe bit higher floor for harper? Who’d you rather gamble on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  131. Manny Aybar says:
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    Rios droppable at this point in 10 team leagues? Between Gattis, Miggy, Longo, Ellsbury, Moss, Hunter and him, my offense has taken a complete nosedive over the past few weeks and now i’m losing 12-0 this week…something has to change.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you can lose him

  132. danny almonte says:
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    Dynasty league, k.Vargas or Holliday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vragas if playing for next year

  133. Bob says:
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    6×6 with OPS

    Currently rostering Adam Eaton with his constant injuries. Hold or drop for one of these?
    Nick Markakis
    Angel Pagan
    Austin Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

  134. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Please help me decide. Start one, two, or all three of the following. I have Kershaw and Cueto going tomorrow. So, I don’t need the innings, but I’m neck and neck with my H2H opponent, and a clean start will certainly help the situation. Quality starts be damned. I need greatness! He’s up 10-13. Plus, he’s in 1st, and I trail by 15 games in 3rd.

    Liriano vs. Padres, Stults ($22.1)
    Odorizzi at Cubs, E. Jackson ($9.3)
    Stroman vs. Tigers, Scherzer ($9.1)

    I’m inclined to at least bench Stroman because of Scherzer but not sure about Liriano or Odorizzi or both. Thanks for your insight as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Liriano and Odorizzi

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Gray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        Oh, by the by, you think Liriano is returning to last season’s form?
        Liriano over Odorizzi ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go a start or two at a time at this point in the season… Liriano over Odorizzi though, yes

          • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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            …and I’m assuming Stroman over Odorizzi also would be the consensus?

            • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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              …er, I meant the other way round. Odorizzi over Stroman ROS. Sorry to keep maintaining the thread. Have a great Saturday!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Odorizzi, Stroman…In that order

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You too!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  135. SteveNZ says:
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    Nice outfit in SD – looking sharp!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Steve!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: nice? that thing was amazing. Well pulled off Grey. I’m now starting to feel the hangover is gone. I had a good time. Royce is a good dude!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, great guy… Good times… How was PB?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I’m just getting over from the hangover.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice elaboration…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: beer beer shot shot beer beer boobs shot beer pot pot beer pot water

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You sure it wasn’t boobs shot shot beer pot?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: only Jesus knows

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: did you favorite my pics on twitter?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: Just scanned through ‘em.

  136. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    Once Pineda is back from the DL, who to drop?

    Bailey, Teheran, Iwakuma, A Wood, Archer, Odorizzi, or Pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  137. BurninBunts says:
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    Ramos, Zunino, or Arencibia going forward? Ramos obvious choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  138. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    ok to drop hosmer for 2nd bench bat.already have wacha/goldy on DL (i just traded for wacha/goldy/arenado for miggy/shark/perkins). unless you think hosmer is coming back useful this year, plus i’m currently in 8th (was 11th when i took over team) and only 6 make playoffs. already have 6 better keepers than hosmer or wacha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you can lose him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re not keeping any of these guys unless your team is a total mess… You can go with Wada if you like

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: yeah keepers at this point, cobb/goldy/arenado/ozuna/kinsler/upton.

  139. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    drop morton or kendricks (CUBS) for arrieta if my 11 out of 14 waiver claim works (it won’t), some whiptard dropped him (IN A DYNASTY!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  140. goodfold2 says:
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    now with this lineup in my bigger money league. drop rios or gordon for d.santana/ackley/reddick. rios has turned into the OF james loney who also gets caught stealing a lot. i’m dropping one of them when springer comes back. wondering if i should drop the other. 3 OF 2 utils.
    mesoraco
    pujols/duda
    harrison/alcantara
    longo/arenado
    andrus/baez
    springer (DL)/jones/polanco/gordon/rios/alcantara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can grab Ackley if you like… I’d lose Rios first…

  141. ty says:
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    whats your take on this Amish catcher that goes by the name of Caleb? Nuclear schmotato!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, crazy hot schmotato….Not much more…

  142. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need avg and hr. can start two of the following. Who do you like?

    Calhoun (28.3) – 2 vs phi, 3 @ tex
    Dickerson (26.9) – 3 @ sd, 4 vs cin
    Bruce (11.9) – 2 vs bos, 4 @ col
    Reddick (6.0) – 4 @ kc, 3 @ atl
    Heyward (19.0) – 4 vs lad, 3 vs oak

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce, Heyward

  143. goodfold2 says:
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    shallow league, wondering which of these is best ROS feliz/petricka/rondon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: interesting , i have rondon, and lately petricka’s been better, both in saves and ratios. if all three are out there (lindstrom is owned by somebody however, which makes no sense if 2 actually closers are free agents), i was wondering if i should just closer stream (play whichever is doing best right now)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would just stick with one closer

  144. Nightpandas says:
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    27 pts back in my 15 team roto….keep 11….on the fence…am I out of it?

    Just lost my LF Eaton. Have been offered Bailey, Uehara and Melk Man (LF) for Darvish. Would also drop Beckett. Would you do it? Staff would be:

    Bailey
    Shields
    Ventura
    Shoemaker
    CJ Wilson
    Keuchel
    Buerle

    RP: Chapman, Uehara, Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      27 points is a lot…. I’d keep Darvish

  145. jef with 1 f says:
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    Sonofabench k.Davis

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @jef with 1 f: getting around the time to not own that guy. (depends of course on what size league you are in there). i ain’t dropping him in one dynasty i have him in.

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @goodfold2: it’s a dynasty…I’m holding him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I put him in at the last minute over Gyorko

  146. goodfold2 says:
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    trevor may is the newer not improved salazar. three straight walks with 2 in previous inning.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: and ANOTHER one.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: now up to 7 walks and 5 in 2nd inning. also this
        HISTORIC (probably), norris just walked in 2 rbi’s in 2 innings, i’d bet nobody has ever walked in 2 runs in 2 innings (at least not off of same pitcher) ever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That does seem highly doubtful to have happened before

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  147. Jay says:
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    You feel confident darvish is healthy? I got a possible deal in place to acquire him, but this drubbing is making me rethink.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t been super confident in him in over a month

  148. jef with 1 f says:
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    Two solid starts back to back for gee

    • The Harrow says:
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      @jef with 1 f: and about, what 19 in a row, before that one bad one.

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @The Harrow: actually had about 3 straight bad ones right after the break

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh em who?

      • Red Barons says:
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        @Grey: Ha!

  149. ty says:
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    I want to jump on deGroms 2 starts next week…I need to drop either Wheeler or Archer…or hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  150. john says:
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    10 tm h2h Best pitching first place team offered me best hitting 2nd place team HA!! Rizzo for my Kazmir? Any other day of the week id tell post it and be clicking away but heres the situation,

    contd

    • john says:
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      @john:
      Sp- cueto lester latos Ventura kazmir wood Ventura odorizzi Gcole.

      Other team interested in Baez my util now for an OK arm, archer Kennedy liriano verlander playing hard with liriano. Make kazmir trade then grab one these guys?

      I know during H2h playoffs it gets chaotic solid arms will be dropped and guys like walker and Tillman Hendricks are available and new one will appear. I can list bats if want to see if I already have enough but pretty stacked.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @john: def get au rizz

      • john says:
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        If I @john: if I did trade who to pick up worley, hendricks , Tillman eovaldi gausman more will pop up but??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Rizzo

      • john says:
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        @Grey: trade Baez don’t like to won’t need to have bench bat for any those guys above?

  151. jef with 1 f says:
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    Arenado dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

  152. Hondo says:
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    Is it just me or has Yahoo not updated their transactions all day?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Hondo: mine seems fine

      • Hondo says:
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        @jef with 1 f:

        TY,I’m seeing Ackley as todays #2 add at 191 adds.

        Maybe it’s a football desertion effect.

        • Hondo says:
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          @Hondo: Yahoo

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @Hondo: Ha could be

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Hondo: over 80% of all my leagues are yahoo and i have never even seen the page that lists % ownership trends. not that i don’t use their player pages to scout people (i do) just that the only value i can find in player ownership %’s comes in if you are
          A. trying to drop somebody and want to know how likely it is you’ll get him back later (for pitcher streaming)
          B. maybe gauge trade value of somebody (esp if on hot streak)

  153. jef with 1 f says:
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    Wet Tail…not a dong but just drove in the go ahead run in the 11th

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @jef with 1 f: 2 hits off of leftys tonight too..good sign for keeping that tail moist

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        The Tail is Wet!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @jef with 1 f: had to bench him today due to lefty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  154. john says:
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    Archer verlander liriano or Kennedy ROS, thinking of trading baez for one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  155. AJ says:
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    Would you drop Aaron Hill for Cody Allen or grab Kris Bryant? prospect sounds intriguing if he can help in playoffs and Allen is solid but not many save opportunities recently…thanks

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @AJ: somebody mentioned that recently CUBS brass saying bryant ain’t coming up this year. also he’s got boras so it would likely cost CUBS a lot of money if they gave him at bats towards service time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: it’s midnight greybot, go to sleep. You’ve done enough for one day.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Kid A: dammit, there goes that tasty shoemaker tues stream.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m up again, Greybot never sleep, just nap in closet while charging

  156. goodfold2 says:
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    PUJOLS! and enjoy it folks since i’d be sure he’s off tomorrow after 20 inning game. about the worst double/homer game you’ll see, since he went 2-9.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: 19 inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy game!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: very surprised he’s playing today, only 13 hours after double length game ended.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  157. goodfold2 says:
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    only concerned with a win here. you agree with SON’s ranking for these SUN streamers?
    duffy vs SF
    erasmo vs WSOX
    santiago vs BOS
    miley vs COL
    morton vs SD
    sports betting websites have miley/santiago/erasmo ranked about the same, and highest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds about right

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: erasmo finally looking good, it took him a few extra months. nice to see for that 30 man league where i extended him for another 2 years, of course i also did this with estrada.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: and for some reason gets yanked at 68 pitches 2 outs from possible win.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s see if he can maintain it

  158. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    16 team h2h with QS and losses. drop bauer for any of wada/hutchison/happ/volquez/santiago or just stream this spot? 5 pickups per week. also have hendricks as possible drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  159. Joeg414 says:
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    Been offered Street for Blackman . I can gain 2 points in Saves and I have Cain, Lind and Coghlan as replacements. 6×6 mixed daily roto . Whata think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Street

  160. Markoroo says:
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    would you drop Gio to pick up Shelby Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  161. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey:
    I need an OF for ROS pts league. Here are top10 available. Who’d you take? Thanks.

    Seth Smith
    Venable
    Lagares
    Stubbs
    Parra
    BJ
    Sizemore
    Inciarte
    Tavares
    Dom Brown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taveras

  162. Mello Yello says:
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    Picked Romo up today (thank you Yahoo for finally giving Javy 2B eligibility!). He’s been all kinds of decent lately, and Casilla gave up a homer in his last appearance…I dunno man…worst case he fills it up in the ratios (in a good way hopefully)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not, Casilla is my only closer at this point and I need saves

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: casilla gave up one homer and then went right into making the next three guys (braun/lucroy/aramis) look really stupid. he’s fine.

  163. KaPluie says:
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    Kole Calhoun or Rajai Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  164. Bob says:
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    In 6×6 with QS would you pick up Liriano and drop degrom? The shoulder injury has me worried and Liriano seems to have figured things out. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  165. frankgrimes says:
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    So I really need wins from Ross and Gausman today
    Noooooope both get rocked in the first
    goodbye playoffs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t say rocked, they’re still alive… C’mon, Grimey!

  166. goodfold2 says:
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    even with the horrible pitching this week of miley/gray my hitting is so good i’ll go 9-4. winning rbi’s right now by 21, runs by 13, steals 4-0 against best steals team in league (this one makes no sense), homers 15-5, bases by 44.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: alex gordon coming back up, i was about to drop that dude like 5 days ago over rios. nope. he’s been doing this on my bench in about half of my leagues though.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: choo might be coming back finally too, not like any team still has that guy in standard sized leagues.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  167. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m thinking any mejia owner is best off grabbing familia right now, dude is playing hurt and it’s showing, after not allowing any runs almost a month he’s done it in 3 of last 5 appearances and had at least 2 baserunners in last 6. also, that familia is probably best saves spec out there currently in general with trade deadline over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: ok, time to get really nervous now with all my pickups gone till in 10 hours. could go down to only 2 closers when i had 4 a few weeks ago (thanks TEX) if i don’t get familia.

  168. ty says:
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    Damn deGrom goes down just after picking him up. Thinking about grabbing S. Miller in his place. The only stat I really need from him is wins. I have Ryu and Sonny G going as well, my one start guys are Sale, Wheeler, Zimmerman and Stras(which I have lost complete faith in). I need wins to maintain my slim 6pt roto lead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: Thnx!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • ty says:
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            @Grey: Damn..SON really hates the other Grey next week

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hasn’t liked him much all year

  169. goodfold2 says:
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    check this out, i always talk about how awful the evil empire of NYY is, but i really didn’t think they’d pull this fascist shit
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/kate-upton-says-yankees-wouldn-t-let-her-wear-tigers–gear-at-yankee-stadium-163351353.html
    did they really think it wouldn’t be WAY more damning to have their names mentioned on TV for not letting a person wear a hat at a baseball game. I thought Seinfeld was exaggerating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s ridiculous

  170. Kid A says:
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    Mejia has a hernia. Saying he will pitch through it. Silly mutts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Silly indeed

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: back/guts, dude’s sore man. grab familia while you can. i have to wait 9 hours.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I tried, he’s gone

  171. The Harrow says:
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    it gets so slow in here on saturday and sundays to the point where i’m sure there are more H2H and/or weekly leagues than i would’ve thought. what else would explain the draught? unless most on here only ask questions from work and on weekends don’t really involve themselves in it so much.

  172. costaricanchata says:
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    this column got hijacked a couple months ago .
    grey running teams for a couple of guys .
    not much since .

    • The Harrow says:
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      @costaricanchata: no, it’s still very busy except for weekends. most owners must only run their teams on weekdays. or obviously H2H and/or weekly leagues (where all major decisions are made earlier in week)

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @The Harrow:

        yes .
        you said that already .

        • The Harrow says:
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          @costaricanchata: yes, what i also meant was that your input in no way explained why so busy during weekdays and not so on saturday-sunday. i must not have worded it properly. gotta be specific (and careful in some cases) using words. sort of like tulo around solid objects. or harper around walls.

  173. The Harrow says:
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    is vargas odd man out when mauer’s back? if so this really hurts in a few deep leagues. hopefully it’s parm or shaefer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parm or Cola

  174. SteveNZ says:
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    Fair to say it’s not a great day to be a Rajai owner.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: nor gose, since you would’ve sat him, only to see him get 2 extra innings steals.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: im so glad I drafted him everywhere. ..and dropped him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, the Adam Dunn cycle

  175. goodfold2 says:
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    jesus, left porcello in active slot. here comes loss .

  176. Jay says:
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    Keeping freeman Stanton I really want to keep polanco but having a hard time taking him over these other choices:

    Beltre arenado upton Scherzer.

    Of the players named which five are on your roster next march?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Upton, Scherzer

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: I would have never thought ups say Scherzer over beltre.

  177. Fungazi says:
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    Which 1B for a bench/CI spot? Lind or Vargas? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas

  178. john says:
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    kennedy rizzo or baez kazmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @john: gotta be au rizz.

  179. jef with 1 f says:
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    WET TAIL!!! Busy day today but better late than never

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was waiting for that… Wet tail!

  180. Elwood Blues says:
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    Someone dropped Minor.. I just had Garza go on the DL.. is he worth a pickup or is it a lost year for him, and he will kill my era and whip? I am in contention right now.. nl only 4×4. (my other option is to activate Pagan and keep Diekman and go with 9 starters instead if 10, which I am leaning on doing.. if I wasn’t in contention I would buy low on minor)

    • Elwood Blues says:
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      @Elwood Blues: Also @Elwood Blues: Also bid on rymer liriano or michael taylor.. or leave them to others looking towards future.. I’d likely have to drop Coghlan for them.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d bid on Liriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Activate Pagan

      • Turn Two says:
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        @Grey: that’s what I was thinking, thanks on both accounts.

  181. Jay says:
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    In a h2h 10 tm league which closer are you targeting….DRob or chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aroldis

  182. Jay says:
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    Looks like gio got upset about being labelled a sell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: 4 walks in less than 5 innings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, quite the start

  183. Ping pong says:
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    What up…

    16 team h2h redraft

    Couple of trades

    1 Gardner for ozuna and smily

    2 Strasberg and Baez for Felix Hernandez

    3 kemp for Ryu

    which sides you like for ros

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner…F-Her…Kemp

      • Ping pong says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks as always.

        If you did only one of the three trades which one do you like the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  184. Franco says:
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    Which pitcher do you like best, Wada, R. Hernandez, Locke, Koehler and Cosart? I’m cutting the big Pasta loose and these are the best guys available in a deep league.

    Also, is it safe to drop Leonys Martin for a guy like Vargas or Coghlan? I’m tired of the crap he’s been giving!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada… Drop martin for Vargas

  185. john says:
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    Kazmir and Dickerson too much for rizzo. Dickerson basically be bench bat once Edwin and cutch back?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @john: not to much…DO IT

  186. jef with 1 f says:
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    You like Ozuna or R.Liriano

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @jef with 1 f: I should say dynasty…pick two out of these three..Ozuna, k.Davis, or liriano

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @jef with 1 f: I’m thinking I’m dropping Ozuna..picking up Allen Craig based on the news he got today…stashing him on my DL and picking up Liriano

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  187. Ping pong says:
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    One more

    Looking for a 6th starter in 16h2h redraft

    Top 3 Ros

    Fiers
    Minor
    Hutch
    Salazar
    Milone

    Looking for safe option

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch, Fiers, none are safe

  188. P-bird says:
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    Im in it this year and need a decent C (I’ve been riding the hot hand playing matchups, last two C’s have been Jason and Dioner and just picked up BAL’s new guy) and also hurting for SB . In a 5 keeper, 12 team league, I’m in the running this year. So: trade Braun and my 4th round for next year (so essentially my 9th rounder since it’s a 5-keeper league) for Andrus and Carlos Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  189. john says:
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    Runnning into have too many bats and with cargo news i think dickerson will keep chugging along leaving both baez and or dickerson for util spot, so im trying to trade one. If not once everyone healthy ill be dropping dickerson which kind of a shame but not end world.

    Should i keep dickerson as OF4 and trade puig or another one these guys for top arm?

    OF Stanton puig Ajones Cutch and Dickerson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Dickerson, trade Cutch

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @john: that’s the best OF i’ve ever seen. even if that were 8 team league that’s redonk.

  190. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    rymer questions.
    1. 12 team roto with OPS. dump scooter for him? already have enough IF to cover both IF spots and 2b/3b/1b in harrison/alcantara/wong/baez/alcides
    2. liriano or d.peralta or red dick to replace cargo 1.
    3. i’m guessing do NOT drop a.gordon/alcantara for him in shallower leagues.
    4. drop vargas for him or no in 16 teamer? position-wise i’d need 1B more than OF, but have enough to start regardless
    5. NL only. drop coghlan/venable/k.davis for him?
    6. dynasty. drop odor (will he even have a job next year)/calhoun/k.davis?
    thanks. hard to gauge a guy who wasn’t ranked really high preseason but then tears up AAA, but is also on Pads.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Okay 2. Reddick 3. No 4. For who 5. Who 6. Odor

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: in 5 and 6 it’s liriano i would be dropping vargas or 1 of k.davis/venable/coghlan for

  191. DomMattingly says:
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    Drop Neil Walker for Allen Craig? Throw him on the DL and pick up Liriano? Or wait for Walker to hit DL and pick up Liriano? Grey, I need you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DL Walker and grab Liriano

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @Grey: sweet! Thanks, man!

  192. L-Boogie says:
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    Stash Soler or R Liriano now for potential use ROS? 12 team 5×5.

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie: @L-Boogie: Thanks ahead of time. I’m going to sleep.

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