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I didn’t understand the title at first when Rudy gave it to me.  Our conversation went like this, “I don’t get it.”  Him, “What do truckers need?”  Me, “Caffeine and horns?”  Him, “Hats with back-of-the-head ventilation.”  After a beat, him again, “Speed!  They need speed!”  Personally, I think all of these trucker requirements are right.  The conversation continued with me asking, “And EYJ is a play on KY Jelly?”  Him, “It’s a Se7en reference.  Please leave me alone.”  The 30 for 30 we’re all waiting for:  Michael Madsen narrates, “Back in the 1980’s, Keith Hernandez, Willie Stargell and Dave Parker used to sniff more devil’s dandruff than Tony Montana at the height of his infamy, and these weren’t even the fast guys.  At some point in the 1990’s, cocaine looked less cool when players started crashing and burning.”  Cut to:  a reenactment of Dwight Gooden trying to sell something to a drug dealer.  Actor playing Doc Gooden, “This is the original Doc Gooden rookie card!  It’s my high school driver’s license!”  Now, speed’s crashed like Alex P. Keaton after a brutal exam.  Enter, Mallex Smith, Cameron Maybin and Eric Young Jr.  Maybin is the most polished; let’s call him Maybinski.  He can provide top 30 OF-type numbers, but will likely get injured.  EYJ is the schmotato-y one, and will likely lose his job within a month.  Finally, Mallex is the most upsidey and interesting one to me.  He could have a Billy Hamilton-type six weeks and never look back, except when looking back at greenies, Ron LeFlore and the go-go 80’s that never sucked, but they sure did blow.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Mike Zunino – He’s hitting for power, and even average.  The latter of those two likely won’t continue.  On a side note, doesn’t Zunino seem like a guy that would go to Korea and become an instant superstar?  Though, I don’t know if Koreans have the letter Z.  I will need to Ask Jeeves, or our fantasy basketball man, Son.  (You don’t need to click it, I’m practicing my SEO.)

Matt Adams – He doesn’t look right skinny.  It’s like skinny Oprah.  I like my Oprahs and my Matt Adamses with some meat on their bones.  In fact, now I’m putting on Anthony Hamilton’s Sista Big Bones.  As for Adams, he has six homers and is hitting near-.320 in June.

Trey Mancini – Here is an excerpt of Trey Mancini’s autobiography, “The light shone as I emerged.  My father had the doctor hold me there for a second to take a picture.  My head and mother’s pubic area made it appear I was born with an afro.  A jazz player from the word ‘Go.'”  Later, we hear how Chris Davis strained his oblique and Mancini is now playing every day.

Brandon Drury – 1st basemen might’ve taken a backseat finally for pickups, but MIs are coming on like a house of bricks (totally an expression).

Howie Kendrick – As Kendrick once said, “Who dat pitcher thinkin’ that he frontin’ on Man-Man?  (Man-Man).  Get off the mound, I’m the Sandman (Sandman).”  Might not be Howie Kendrick though.

Jose Pirela – This doesn’t seem indicative of anything, but I saw it and think it should be mentioned, in Triple-A this year, Pirela had 13 homers and 8 steals in only 48 games while hitting .331.  Maybe 10 years in the minors is his magic number.

Chris Taylor – He’s totally fine, you should grab him, but, long term, well, I just looked at his peripherals, and, hmm, well, he’s hitting now so why do you need more?  You greedy, yo!

Yoan Moncada – Could be the next huge rookie callup.  Could be Amed Rosario.  Heck, could be Gleyber Torres.  I have no idea, but I’m holding Amed like a giant ninny.

Matt Davidson – Went over the Son of David this morning.  Use your scrolly finger and have at it.

Hernan Perez – On our Player Rater, Perez is the 17th most valuable 3rd baseman on the year.  He is owned in only 24% of ESPN leagues.  Oh.  *climbs to the top of Kilimanjaro*  Kay.

Matt Chapman – Here’s what I said the other day, “Was called up by the A’s.  Beatles fans will remember Matt Chapman as the guy who said, “Stop with the hate mail, it wasn’t me!”  Chapman’s best comp is Joey Gallo.  Joey Gallo Compman?  Chapman should play over Plouffe — Plouffe there goes my playing time! — and hit for power and not much else.  He’s available in my 12-team mixed league, and neither I nor Prospector Ralph are picking him up, to give you an idea.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Eduardo Escobar – He hit 40 homers this week with a .975 average.  Going off memory here.

Lewis Brinson – I just gave you my Lewis Brinson fantasy.  It was sweetened with Stevia.

Derek Fisher – I just gave you my Derek Fisher fantasy.  It was written while Googling for pornographic images of Janice the Muppet.

David Peralta – I don’t have a leg to stand on — On a subway, “I got no legs!  I got no legs!” — because I dropped Peralta, but he really should be owned.

Jacob Faria – He’s impressed in his first couple of starts, and I still don’t trust him for his next game, or the one after that, but hard to argue with his results.  Plus, you scream at the results and how are they arguing back?  Now you just look crazy.

Alex Meyer – Owned nearly nowhere and is a possible streamer on Saturday.  Jesus Christopher Ramirez is also a suggested stream on Sunday.  Didn’t give him his own blurb, because the Stream-o-Nator just loves Angels.  I hope we don’t need to be concerned.

Felipe Rivero – You know what makes me horny?  Besides, Janice the Muppet.  When I own the best reliever in a bullpen, and he becomes the closer.  What?  Some guys like butts, I like quality relievers.  Why is that weird?

Hector Neris – Neris seemed to get the closer job back at some point in the days when Philly wasn’t getting save opportunities, but if you’re speculating hardcore like EPMD, grab Neshek too.

Matt Albers – Since Dusty is just throwing whomever in the blank space that is the ninth inning, I’m going to start calling Albers, Matt Libs.

SELL

Justin Verlander – Sell lows suck.  You’re not winning leagues with sell lows, in general.  I’m a firm believer like Shazbot from Heaven’s Gate that sell highs are the meow’s cat and sell lows are the meouchs.  Verlander looks damaged again.  He took two steps back a few years ago, then took a step forward and regained some form and now he’s doing so many steps back and forward it’s like he’s cha-cha’ing rather than pitching.  And you wanna scream, “Stop your cha-cha’ing and start cha-chinging!  Or I’d even accept cha-cha-changes instead of your fastball.”  His ERA is pee-poor and his xFIP is even worse.  I wouldn’t sell him for the opportunity to run into the King Slayer from Game of Thrones, but I would explore options.  “Nick-oh-lahj?  Nick-oh-Minaj?  Coaster….Waldo?  Ugh, you’re the best, King Slayer!”

   
  1. knucks says:
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    I’ve owned EYJ, Mallex, and Maybin for about a week now and cut JV this AM in the same league. This made me happy. Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You make me happy, knucks, you too!

      • DOGG says:
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        @Grey:
        You guys make me horny! HEARTS!!!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  2. RICE says:
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    Gotta lose one:

    Drop Neshek

    or

    Drop Devenski

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neshek

  3. Slowmez says:
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    4 wildly different questions….

    Bellinger a potential top 50 pick next year?

    Drop Piscotty for Brantley?

    Pickup Escobar or Pirela for MI while Nunez is out?

    Trading Miggy, best MI to target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on Bellinger, sure Brantley, Eduardo…Segura?

      • Slowmez says:
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        @Grey: thanks, what about a Miggy for Seager trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  4. DrEasy says:
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    Did I just spot a reference to Larry Clark’s movie Kids?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve got no legs!

    • SCOTT CONANT says:
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      @DrEasy: caspah the friendly ghost !!! classic 90s flick tully

  5. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Minor leaguer question. would you drop Christin Stewart to pick up Ryan McMahon? I already have Nick Senzel

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        whats that knucks

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Kristen Stewart is not hot.

        • knucks says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: That tree is far away!

  6. ryanoger says:
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    Can you rank these dudes:

    HanRam, JBJ, Pujols, Peralta, Matt Adams, and Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley, JBJ, Perata

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        I just can’t make myself drop Pujols but need to cut bait, thanks grey! have a good weekend homie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too, homes

          • redrocksdawg says:
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            @Grey:

            Are you dropping Hanley for any of these? Ryon Healy, Moustakas, Schebler?

            Or Chris Davis (who someone in my league surprisingly just dropped)?

            Hanley is a bum all week and than has one good game. Plus he sits a lot.

            Note: Hanley sits in my utility spot. I have Edwin @ 1B, Arenado @ 3B.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Schebler is on waivers?

              • redrocksdawg says:
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                @Grey:

                I guess that answers my question!

  7. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think it would be fair Robbie Ray + Rendon for Votto? I’d be getting Votto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  8. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Also, I have Hosmer at 1B, which I think won’t be as valuable as he has been in other seasons.
    I need saves. Is hosmer for r. iglesias ok?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more

  9. Mike says:
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    Brinson should be kept up just to keep Broxton scared.

    What do you think of Lackey and Bregman for Sean Manea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman side, but it’s fair, don’t love either side

  10. DonnieB says:
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    My OF is Betts,Springer,Schwarber,Polanco, Conforto,Piscotty, Brinson and Mallex.
    Does Peralta,Adams,Perez or Mancini warrant being a replacement for any of the current group. It is a 12 team keeper league. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, unlikely

  11. Count de Monetball says:
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    It’s a Se7en reference, hahahaha! I love Rudy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that was for you

  12. dragnet says:
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    Team below wants Scherzer. What’s a realistic target to ask for? H2H standard, keeper (9). I’m in full rebuild mode and need everything (maybe except 1B & 3B)…

    Salvador Perez KC – C
    Paul Goldschmidt Ari – 1B ?
    José Altuve Hou – 2B ?
    Jake Lamb Ari – 3B
    Troy Tulowitzki Tor – SS
    Kris Bryant ChC – 1B,3B,OF ?
    Bryce Harper Was – OF ?
    Nomar Mazara Tex – OF
    Yuli Gurriel Hou – 1B,3B
    Kyle Schwarber ChC – C,OF ?
    Ian Happ ChC – 2B,OF
    Mike Trout LAA – OF ?
    Yoan Moncada CWS – 3B
    Jon Lester ChC – SP ?
    Antonio Senzatela Col – SP
    David Price Bos – SP ?
    Ervin Santana Min – SP
    Kelvin Herrera KC – RP
    Mark Melancon SF – RP
    Ken Giles Hou – RP
    Gerrit Cole Pit – SP ?
    Jason Vargas KC – SP
    Marco Estrada Tor – SP
    Aaron Sanchez Tor – SP
    Jon Gray Col – SP
    Brandon Finnegan Cin – SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @dragnet: that team’s’ keep 9′ is insane

  13. dragnet says:
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    Team below wants Scherzer. What’s a realistic target to ask for? H2H standard, keeper (9). I’m in full rebuild mode and need everything (maybe except 1B & 3B)…

    Salvador Perez KC – C
    Paul Goldschmidt Ari – 1B ?
    José Altuve Hou – 2B ?
    Jake Lamb Ari – 3B
    Troy Tulowitzki Tor – SS
    Kris Bryant ChC – 1B,3B,OF ?
    Bryce Harper Was – OF ?
    Nomar Mazara Tex – OF
    Yuli Gurriel Hou – 1B,3B
    Kyle Schwarber ChC – C,OF ?
    Ian Happ ChC – 2B,OF
    Mike Trout LAA – OF ?
    Yoan Moncada CWS – 3B
    Jon Lester ChC – SP ?
    Antonio Senzatela Col – SP
    David Price Bos – SP ?
    Ervin Santana Min – SP
    Kelvin Herrera KC – RP
    Mark Melancon SF – RP
    Ken Giles Hou – RP
    Gerrit Cole Pit – SP ?
    Jason Vargas KC – SP
    Marco Estrada Tor – SP
    Aaron Sanchez Tor – SP
    Jon Gray Col – SP
    Brandon Finnegan Cin – SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve, Bryant, etc

      • dragnet says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Sir! Sorry about the double post there…have a great weekend Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too

  14. Damien says:
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    Nice write up Grey!
    Thoughts on Kemp, AJones & Kipnis. All have been frustrating to own for their own reasons, but don’t think they’re droppable. Shallow OF league & plenty of your ‘buys’ are still out there. Hold onto these guys, or enough of a sample size to cut bait?
    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t cut these guys, Jones and Kemp hasn’t even been bad

  15. ryanoger says:
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    Peralta or DJL ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  16. RAZ says:
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    10 team mixed H2H redraft, roster 26

    C: Realmuto
    1B: Encarnacion
    2B: Odor (yes, you were the sole reason why I have him on my team)
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Correa
    OF: Betts
    OF: Conforto
    OF: Ozuna
    Util: Dickerson
    Util: Kemp
    Util: Benintendi
    BN: Pollock (DL)
    BN: Healy
    BN: Marte (SUSP)

    SP: Verlander
    SP: Carrasco
    SP: McCullers
    RP: Rodney
    RP: Peacock
    P: Martinez
    P: Samardzija
    P: Berrios
    P: Wood
    P: Lackey
    BN: (Jon) Gray
    BN: Hoffman
    DL: Duffy

    Britton is on the wire and i was thinking about adding an RP. Who is the first I should drop or should I hold? Thanks!

    And kidding on the Odor part. Not really…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey or Gray

  17. Sam says:
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    Picked Maybin up a few weeks ago and boy has he helped turn my season around.

    Need some trade advice! Currently have Allen, Miller, Harris and Ramos in my bullpen, with Britton on the shelf. Saves and holds are both categories, but I still think I need another closer. Is Brantley for Giles a good move? I have the offense to withstand losing Brantley but I still like him. Tough call for me.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Giles

  18. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    with only 21 moves left for ROS, would you rather stay put or drop Pujols for Morrison for overall production?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  19. Cram It says:
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    Mancini buy sighting! Granted, it probably has more to due with the Crush injury.

    Watch Romero get the saves in Washington. I say this because I picked him up yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I got Enny too so hoping

  20. Scott says:
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    Which pitcher do you like best ros out of: taijuan walker, hoffman, biagini, mccarthy? 6×6 with qs. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  21. dtbran says:
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    more faith in ODB or Bregman going forward, or neither.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odb

  22. Trying to set my OF/Util tonight. Who ya got? Look solid here or change anything out?

    OF- Desmond vs Samarazdja (2-8, 4.31)
    OF- Stanton @ Newcomb (0-1, 0.00)
    OF- Maybin vs Kennedy (0-6, 5.40)
    Util – Mallex @ Norris (3-4, 4.41)
    B – Duvall vs Wood (6-0, 2.01)
    B – Conforto vs Scherzer (7-4, 2.36)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto over maybin

      • @Grey:

        Much appreciated you macho mustachioed SOB! Have a great wknd!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too! Sorry when Maybin sonvabenches you

  23. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Why does S-O-N love crappy Angels pitchers this weekend…..Oh. The Royals. Say no more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  24. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Okay, so you’ve seen Kids…

  25. Scott says:
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    You’re the dopest ghost around, Grey.

    I have a plethora of good OFs and may want to flip one for an extra SP. Who among these would you choose (and what kind of SP would you target)?

    Benintendi, JBJ, Kendrys, Mazara, Maybin, Haniger

    I have Mookie as well, but we keep 5 and he’s kind of untouchable.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Haniger or Maybin

  26. muskysmell says:
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    Lorenzo Cain is on pace for a 20-30 season? When did this development happen? lol

    You buying this Grey? You used to be really high on him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him, solid speed and power…

  27. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Trying to optimize roster space. Currently have Trea Turner at SS, but also own Chris Owings that sometimes rotates into either my SS or 5th OF slot if hittertron likes both of them over Springer, Conforto, Haniger, Mazara, Brinson (just dropped Puig for him). Trout is on DL.

    Question: When Amed Rosario gets called up would you start him over Owings? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who knows when he’s coming up

  28. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Should I drop Bedrosian? I could really use the roster spot. Most of the speculation says he won’t be closing, and that it’s Norris’ job to lose going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Of course, it would be helpful if a beat writer would actually ask Sciocscia point blank about the closer situation, but I’m sure they’re too busy writing fluff pieces about David Hernandez’s supposed return to relevance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Launch angle!

  29. Bill Brasky says:
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    Buxton or Maybin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

      • Bill Brasky says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Have a scrumtralescent weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks if that’s good!

  30. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    edwin and jose ram for rizzo and billy ham OPS league who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  31. nick the smooth dick says:
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    You can skip over me all you want. No chance my hanging out with Ralph and Lance high can be blown. I’m mellow bro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry! Was driving while answering… so, yeah, I liked the last two episodes, but there’s no narrative flow to this season, it’s like this week he’s confessing, that week she’s in LA, this week ray’s dead… doesn’t feel like a whole piece but a collection of parts

  32. trogdor says:
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    Odds on tebow getting the call before amed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zero

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Wouldn’t be so sure about that – the way the Mets season is going, they might need God’s help to make the playoffs, and Tebow apparently has a direct line

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  33. Josh says:
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    3 OF spots… who do I start tonight?

    Haniger
    Peralta
    Yelich
    Schebler
    Brinson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No clue of matchups

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Haniger – Ross fresh off DL
        Peralta – Nola
        Schebler – A. Wood
        Yelich – Newcomb (braves rookie)
        Brinson – Miguel Diaz (SD)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haniger, Peralta, Yelich

          • Josh says:
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            @Grey:

            thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  34. Yager says:
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    Robbie Ray for Bellinger?

    I am rocking Bour at first. My pitching is solid, but Ray is my #2. I have Scherzer, Nola, Wood, Meada, Montgomery, Peacock, Archie Bradley, CJ Edwards, Kenley Jansen, and Salazar on the DL. Do you do the deal for Bellinger? 20 team mixed roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  35. Chad Roberts says:
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    H2H category league with OPS:

    What’s the preferred order for Matt Adams, Carlos Santana , and Justin Smoak?

    Thanks you handsome son of a bitch!

  36. Kevin says:
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    Mallex, Pillar- or Fisher- keeper and also ROS.
    Zunino or Hedges ROS

    Maeda is available– getting spot start Sunday.. Drop C.C. for ROS for him? I have no DL room.

    Thanks-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar, Mallex…. yes drop CC

  37. Deerfield Doubledays says:
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    Kyle seager or Luis severino 12 team keeper league ops and qs are extra cats. We play on extra infield slot and one util slot.

    Lineup is perez Bryant kinsler lamb lindor story benentendi cargo(col) Khris davis mazara didi odubel(being dropped soon)

    Staff is severino nova matz gray Walker junior Guerra Roark verlander with Duffy on the dl. Thanks in advance razz nation!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need Severino

  38. J-Money says:
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    What up G,

    Conforto vs Scherzer
    Trumbo vs Martinez
    Buxton vs Carrasco

    Who’s the odd man out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually Bux, coin flip

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: Thanks homie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper 5×5 OBP CBS League.

    Who’s the buy via trade for ROS.

    Kemp, Braun Cespedeces? All of them banged up right now. I think my team is pretty stacked. Especially when Freddie and Marte come back, two top players.

    Or do see a postion or categories I need more.

    My current team offense
    Grandal
    Hosmer
    Schoop
    Arenando
    Seager C
    Conforto
    Jones A
    JBJ
    Bellinger

    Bench
    Moreland
    LeMiemuhu
    Piscotty
    Odubel
    Moncada

    Marte Sus
    Freeman DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis, clear out your bat bench

  40. Zach says:
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    Sup Grey,

    would you rather have dyson or smith on your team for steals

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  41. OaktownSteve says:
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    Stream O might not have caught up to the fact that the Royals have been hot lately on offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah but loves the Big A

  42. J-Hova says:
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    Thanks,Grey

    Great EPMD reference. Have you head the new Action Bronson song? I was so so on him early but he’s really grown on me.

    I got pissed yesterday and dropped Rich Hill to stream Meyer. Streamonator loves Meyer and Hill has my 10 team roto scared enough to leave him alone. Do I pick him up again for his start against the Mets next week or continue to stream? Hill’s pre pitch facial expression remind me of Brody in the elevator with the bomb from Season 1 of Homeland. He looks miserable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream… haven’t heard AB yet, but I like him all right, not like a huge fan, I like the songs of his that everyone likes

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks grey. New song is good but I’m with you, hes ok

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s new jam name?

          • J-Hova says:
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            @Grey:

            Let Me Breathe
            On Spotify and apple

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  43. Ralphy says:
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    Drop Peacock for Teahran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock

  44. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I may not have either Gary Sanchez or Posey tonight. If I dont have either one I may need a catcher tonight and probably the weekend. Can you suggest a C pitcher to pick up. I would drop Adam Frazier for the C.

    • Ralphy says:
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      Grey loves Avila and Murphy!

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        both are gone. choices are: Zunino, Flowers, Maldonado, Manny Pina, Tony WOlters, Cervelli,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zunino

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            @Grey: and drop Frazier

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            Ian Happ is getting close to the 150 AB’s threshhold in my league forcing me to bring him up and keep him up. If that should be the case, my choices to drop is Domingo Santana or Albert Pujols

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Drop Happ

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Drop Happ? Why?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Don’t you have to drop one?

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    I would have to drop either Santana or Albert to make room for Happ on my major league roster. Or I lose him to free agency

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Happ’s not better than them in a 10 team league

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      the league is a keeper league if that holds any water or changes your thinking

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Is it a 10 team league?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      yes 10 team dynasty/keeper league

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      When did you pick up Happ?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      acquired him in a trade in February along with Mickey Moniak and Alex cobb for Matt Shoemaker, Jesse Winker and Mitch Keller

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hard to say without knowing who else you can drop, but Pujols and Domingo are not worst than Happ

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      all the other players have corresponding moves for players coming off the DL

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hmm, guess if you want for keepers, you can lose Domingo

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      These are the Coresponding moves I have planned Grey:

                      Drop Tony Watson when Aroldis Chapman comes off DL (Sunday)
                      Bring up Ian Happ when he reaches 150 AB’s and drop Domingo Santana.
                      Drop Tim Adleman when Madison Bumgarner comes off DL (End of June)
                      Drop Adam Frazier when Mike Trout comes off DL (prior to All-Star Break)
                      Drop Mychal Givens or Heath Hembree when Zach Britton comes of DL (All-Star Break)
                      Drop Adam Warren when Kyle Hendricks comes off DL (no time table on return)
                      Send Jacob Faria down to minors when Matt Andriese comes off DL (early August)
                      Drop Cameron Maybin when Syndergaard, comes off DL (Late August or early September)
                      Drop Matt Adams when Jeurys Familia comes off the DL (sometime in September, could be out for year)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Makes sense

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      ok thanks grey

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

        • Stumanji! says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: @Scott Kimmel: Why ask questions in the comments without reading the post? Zunino is literally the first Buy.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            @Stumanji!: because im not too high on ZUnino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

      • Jurickson BROfar says:
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        @Grey: Weiters

  45. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, who would you rather have in your team for this season? Robbie Ray or Archer?

    This is a keeper league. Interested in your answer for both now and keeper.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  46. Curious George Springer says:
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    So I see you take Odubel over Bregman, recommend dropping Lackey, and then I see where you said you’d rather have Bregman and Lackey than Manaea?

    Why so low on Manaea? He’s got the +6 disparity you like for K/9 vs. BB/9, his FIP is actually lower than his ERA, and he’s getting crazy amounts of swinging strikes (15%). why don’t you like beautiful?

    Also, who do I drop — Andrelton or Peraza? I drafted Peraza, and I’ve stuck it out, so I guess I throw Andrelton back even though he’s done everything better other than steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m a beautiful hater appizzarently… andrelton

  47. Jp says:
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    Grey-I know you are down on Price would Vlad Jr. And another small piece be enough or is that selling too low? AL only 4×4. Price @$23 and Vlad would be A$2 for the first 3 years of his contract when he arrives. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too low but I’d ask ralph

  48. Xhibit says:
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    Grey –

    Fantastic write ups this week; thanks for brightening the work week. I am interested in trading for K. Jansen in a 12 team 6×6 Yahoo league where I am currently in first. Other guy wants SP.

    My SP are : I. Nova, J. Vargas, M. Pineda, J. Berrios, J. Odorizzi, and also have J. Gray and D. Duffy on the DL. Current closers are M. Bush, F. Rivero, K. Giles, and D. Betances (holds are also a category).

    Would you try to trade for Jansen and, if so, would you give up one of Nova, Vargas, or Berrios straight up or one of them plus someone like M. Bush?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Any of those three for Jansen… Vargas, Nova, Berrios, that order

  49. Ralphy says:
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    Thanks Grey for all of your help.

    Whit Merrifield or Ian Kinsler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler

  50. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    from that AL only trade idea where i move chapman + gomez for j-zimm + semien and drop gausman (i have strahm on roster now as well, NA stashed chapman yesterday and streamed him)

    opp wants seemingly my avila + farmer added to it for getting an extra gattis + gibson. i don’t want to go from farmer to gibson, but other than that is this one doable?

    my avila + chapman + gomez for j-zimm + gattis + semien? it’s possible that in this my opp likes gattis more and in that case maybe i just hold gomez in case fisher goes back down later and could probably still do chapman for semien.

    would look like
    C gattis
    1B miggy
    2B segura
    SS correa
    3B mostsuckass
    MI pinder (later semien)
    CI mancini
    OF (4) rhodney dangerfield/trumbo/zimmer/chisenhall
    util delino
    BN fisher
    DL semien
    SP j-zimm/strahm/quintana/shoemaker/farmer/peacock/meyer/hahn
    RP barnes (BOS)/giles/j.wilson/j.smith
    DL salazar/duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: i backed off the adding avila for gattis part. 2 things, one, i didn’t realize exactly how much better avila has been than gattis (i own gattis nowhere) and more importantly, v-mart went out with heart condition and it was explained quite recently. gattis gets shit tons of time off (and really avila has been benched for like 3 or more games at a time a few times too, but no longer i bet), which is normal for catchers of course. also, since avila technically is a miggy handcuff if you have miggy, there’s that value. if miggy goes DL (a huge possibility since he’s been playing hurt all year)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

  51. Devil in a new Dress says:
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    I’ve pretty much locked up a playoff spot in a h2h league.

    Would you trade Nova for Thor? Or do you want no part of him and the mets training staff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  52. Telemachus says:
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    Would you trade Salazar for Verlander in a keeper league that doesn’t use WHIP – uses IP instead? In 1st and trying to win. Do you think Salazar reclaims rotation spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  53. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Which 2 of these 3 OF would you rather have ROS…

    Stanton
    Springer
    Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Yoenis

  54. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i got
    Severino at Oak
    Carrasco at Min
    Nola vs Arz
    Start all 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to

  55. The Road Warrior says:
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    Brinson over Pillar, Drury, or Milky? Need power more than speed or avg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he’s playing, none of these guys have power

  56. Anchovies says:
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    hey hey hey

    wondering how you felt about these potential streamers [H2H 12 team daily moves/QS]

    jc ramirez vs KC
    jesse chavez vs KC
    freeland vs SF
    ja happ vs chi white sox
    chatwood vs sf
    jimmy nelson vs sd

    thanks
    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are these all home?

      • Anchovies says:
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        @Grey:

        yes…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them seem fine, Angels, Happ 1st… JC, Chavez, Happ

  57. Los Putos says:
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    Hold Odorizzi?

    Meyer, JC Ram and Biagini avail

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  58. dtbran says:
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    Bat calls for the night pick 2
    Jones and Schoop vs CMart (they’re hitting the best but it’s CMart)
    Brinson vs SD
    ODB vs Ari
    Thanks for all you do, have a good one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODB, Brinson

  59. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody else as of just today seeing another yahoo gonna yahoo b.s. they no longer show current matchup score on your team page (or is this just me)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe it got cut with Funston… No idea, you used that?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: used what, most of my leagues are in yahoo. go back to like 8 AM the matchup scores for the current week would show up in your team page, now you’d have to go to main league page or matchups page to see them at all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never looked at them

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: oh i forgot you probably play in zero h2h yahoo leagues. i know you are in at least some roto ones (the roto standings of course never showed up on team page as far as i know)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              But I would look at HT

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: what is HT?

                meanwhile yahoo’s matchups on team page in h2h leagues is back, so it was only one day gone.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hitter-Tron

  60. Jay says:
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    Benintendi and Simmons or Peraza and Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi side, it’s fair

  61. Alex says:
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    Proud of myself for being an adult and dropping Gregory Polanco and picking up Mallex. Also managed to snag moistasskiss who was Unowned for some reason in my 10 team league. I guess that means I can drop Carlos Santana now?

    Hmmm…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, sure

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Another top 100 pick bites the dust. Those always sting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  62. Richard D says:
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    NL only league with 10 keepers and huge inflation
    Offered the 7th place team F Freeman $31 m for C Kershaw $52
    Freeman is ~$15 under what he would go for in the draft next year and is under contract in our league for 2018 at current salary
    Kershaw is at full price and our salary cap is $260
    This trade seem fair?: a season and a quarter of one of the best hitters for 1/2 season of the best pitcher Which side would you take

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can win this year with Kershaw, do it, otherwise hold

  63. John says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Was wondering if I could get your opinion on my rotation?

    Darvish, Archer, Ray, S. Gray, Nelson, and Peacock are my SPs right now. I have Salazar, Morton, Rodon, and E-Rod sitting on the bench or DL. Seems like some of these guys are back in the next few weeks.

    Can I afford to trade away Robbie Ray? Is Gray a drop? Should any of the stash guys just be cut?

    Thanks for the assistance and have a nice weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks sexy, Morton, Rodon and Ed-Rod, especially Ed-Rod, are droppable in most shallower leagues… They’re all droppable before Gray

  64. Russell says:
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    So no question, just wanted to say, the write up as a whole was great as always but the blurb on Faria literally got me to lol. that is all Thank You haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  65. What's a Drexl? says:
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    14 teamer with OBP over AVG, total bases added. h2h with QS and K/9 also
    C zunino (just added over hedges)
    1B myers
    2B howie (might drop for another 2B next week could add baez but he’s been shit)
    SS sogard (needed a 2B/SS backup, hernan off today)
    3B longo
    OF (3) desmond (1B backup also), stanton, souza
    util (2) maybin, to-jo
    BN hernan, hicks (sounds DL’ing)
    DL trout/villar
    NA meadows
    also have duffy in DL and just added e-rod (sounds back soonish and somebody dropped him, he’s a LOT better than other FA SP we have deep benches)

    1. in 2 days drop to-jo for which of renfroe (awful OBP though), valencia (boring but solid), rasmus, franchy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

  66. William Hung says:
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    Rizzo had a would-be leadoff homer overturned and Maddon naturally got tossed – what a start to baseball tonight!

    • William Hung says:
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      On another note – thanks for telling me to not roll with Biagini tonight… I almost pulled the trigger

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Whew

        • William Hung says:
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          @Grey: Nola was left out there for one inning too long – dammit!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ugh, hate him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha yup

  67. FrankGrimes says:
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    I somehow still have
    Russell and Baez together
    on two teams:

    Drop one? Or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      RCL? Both have been on waivers here and there

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        I know
        One is rcl

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just grabbed Addison in my RCL, not sure how long I’ll hold him tho

  68. Joeg414 says:
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    Need a SP , I deal Matt Davison for Chase Anderson. 6×6 Roto. Whata think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  69. peacecoast says:
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    have you seen these jerseys in the cubs game? fugly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  70. FrankGrimes says:
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    So much for my Guerra stream ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, what garbage

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I was debating between Guerra, Nola, and Biagini tonight… none of them were good options

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Apparently, they were all awful

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @FrankGrimes: You mad about a QS from a streamer?

  71. Mo says:
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    Hi Grey, Bundy or Odorizzi ROS? cats are W ERA WHIP K and K/BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  72. lwomack58 says:
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    Drop Odorizzi to stream A. Meyers tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  73. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pick 2: hicks , fisher, maybin

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Fisher

  74. Tom ki says:
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    Which side: benindid didi and Pineda or Conforto and segura?
    Thanks

    • Tom ki says:
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      @Tom ki:
      *benintendi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi, it’s fair

  75. peacecoast says:
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    welp looks like Paxton is broken, since he came back from the DL.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @peacecoast: yeah hasn’t been good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  76. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    NICASIO you punk!

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: i could’ve survived paxton having all of straily/carmart/carrasco also going in my main money league, but NOT nicasio AND Paxton. went from like a 2.9 to 3.9 ERA for the week, was nearly tied at the 2.9 number, whip from like 1.15 to 1.25

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  77. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: My ERA and WHIP are dying after both Pineda and Nola – do I roll both Garcia v. MIA and Meyer v. KC tomorrow?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @William Hung: i’d roll garcia in any size league at this point in non-awful matchups, meyer in deeper ones or places you need innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Top 5th was disastrous for Garcia! Thank god for those Ks though…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Freakin awful

  78. lwomack58 says:
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    Cueto for j. Turner. A good offer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner, it’s fair

  79. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    story benched HR, good work idiot that runs COL, had to give amarista at bats eh

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo:

      I just dumped Story
      Expect an epic summer
      To commence in 1..2…3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  80. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    I give up Alex Wood, Verlander, and Melancon

    I get Cano

    Make the trade?

    The SPs left on my team are:

    Luis, Carrasco, Lance Lynn,

    SPs I could then pick up would be:
    Duffy, T Walker, Ed Rod, Maeda, Peacock, Julio T, Drew Pom and T Ross

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      I have Britton coming back, Reed, and Diaz as my other closers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano side

  81. Miles says:
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    this week’s podcast
    Halp: “Are you going to change your projections for Aaron Judge?”
    Grey: “No, of course not.”

    Grey’s projection: 68/28/79/.232/3, #69 OF
    Judge right now: 59/23/52/.336/6, #1 player overall

    Judge can “regress” and will still be a top 10 OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  82. Elwood Blues says:
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    Hurdle is a genius. Ha! Glad that blew up in his face tonight. #TeamRivero

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      @Elwood Blues: it’s actually the right idea (bad for us that own rivero AND want saves over holds of course) to use your best RP against the best part of the lineup. nothing a manager does tends to “work” when his 2nd best RP allows 4 baserunners with no outs and the guy behind him lets all of them plus more score.

      • Sportive Tricks says:
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        @Sinkhole Demayo:

        Well, sort of. But there are two problems with this theory: 1) if Nicasio and Watson would have given up the runs no matter what, then you just put wear on your best reliever’s arm for no reason in a loss (and Rviero’s already being overused), and 2) the yips seem to affect relievers more in the ninth than agains the best part of the order, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  83. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    nickname for thames and his HR’s mostly against red teams. the matador. now 12/18th of his HR have come against 3 red colored teams (BOS/STL/CIN)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  84. Raider says:
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    10 team, h2h cats, keep 7 players
    looking to deal Lindor and Aroldis for freeman and Ozuna
    Good deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor side, fine for future years

  85. bigshow says:
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    Yo Grey! Thank you for all that you do brotha.
    Points league…
    K’s 1 point, ip 1 point, wins +3

    Better stream??
    Eickhoff V. Arizona or Godley @ Philly

    Thanks !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff, neither really

  86. Mike in Busan says:
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    Grey, I have to say that my season started to show signs of not being over as soon as I started keeping JV on my bench. Three weeks of looking at him on my bench, waiting for him to stop sucking later, and all I can get an offer for is Pujols, who also sucks. Can’t start him, can’t drop him, can’t trade him for Albert can I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, no

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: if I were in a league with Kate Upton, maybe I could get a decent offer for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  87. H says:
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    Trade Bogarts and Nova for a slumping Machado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • H says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, Machado has to turn things around…right???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think so

  88. breadnbutter says:
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    Nick Castellanos or Matt Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  89. mthom42 says:
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    Bour over Adams or Mancini?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  90. John Holden says:
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    Hey guys, would you trade Harper for Kershaw and springer in a keeper league? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  91. ryanoger says:
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    Pick top 3 guys out of this bunch to own in a 10 team?

    Duffy, T Walker, Happ, Ed Rod, Maeda, Miranda, Peacock, Julio T, Shoemaker, Drew Pom and T Ross

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        You think it’s cool just to stream with only have Carrasco, Luis, and Lynn as my only other pitchers correct?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Grey:

            thanks man

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Word

  92. GL3 says:
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    Hey Grey, same question diff day lol
    Forever looking to make space for SP/RP

    Targeting Rivero, Nelson (tomo start)

    Team is as follows:
    Tom Murphy (just dropped flowers and Suarez)
    Wil Myers, Smoak
    Odor, Owings
    Lamb, Travis Shaw
    Lindor
    Harper, Avi Garcia, Gardner, Mccutchen, JBJ

    Kluber, Carrasco, Vargas, Ed Rodrigues(dl) Holland, Garcia, Samardzjia,

    Oh, Kintzler, Melancon

    Drop 3. Anyone I should target? Devenski has been available all season.
    (Really missing Jose Quintana rn ?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-rod, Holland, Garcia

  93. Karlj says:
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    Newcomb hitting 100 mph on the gun 97 pitches in was impressive. if only he can keep the BB’s down…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  94. Slimcompoop says:
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    Top of the morning Grey. Was out trading under the influence last night. I woke up with Kluber, Allen, and Healy and gave up Donaldson. 10-team keeper league. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, I’m not crazy about Donaldson…

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: I’m not either as I think he has another four-week DL stint coming up at some point. What do you think Healy’s end-of-the-season line looks like?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          25 HRs, .270

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: By the by, and I may have missed something, but what happened to JB?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Family stuff

              • Slimcompoop says:
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                @Grey: Thanks for the update. Hope it’s good “family stuff”. Have a good weekend Grey.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You too!

  95. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    So Tyson Ross looked sort of good last night, huh?

    Also – do you agree that Tapia and Fisher are not worth rostering in 12 team weekly lineup leagues due to the PT (even in keepers)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not as bad as I thought he would… they are not worth rostering right now

  96. lwomack58 says:
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    Another team with Cueto as trade bait-

    Cueto for Yelich
    Cueto for Segura
    Cueto for Cain

    Do these seem like fair offers or am I asking to little for Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They look totally fair

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:
            Just presented the Cueto for Segura 1st.

            Might need to stream tomorrow. Do you like any of these?

            [email protected] Oak vs. Cotton
            Lackey @Pitt vs Tallion
            [email protected] vs DeGrom
            Farmer vs TB
            Not much else on wire

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              None, Ross

  97. Nick says:
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    I need pitching help and have OF depth. Trade Stanton, price and Addison reed for Andrew miller, kluber and Zach wheeler??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fair

  98. web says:
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    Starlin Marte was dropped in April and is eligible to return July 18…just trying to decide when to pick him up…Do you expect him to be in the lineup July 18 or will he need a minor league assignment? It’s about a 3 week stash of you factor in the all-star break… must grab now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be playing with the Pirates on July 18th

  99. Mikey V says:
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    So you convinced me to deal Verlander. I packaged 3 years of him with 5 years of Brantley and 2 years of Odor for 4 years of Castro yesterday. 2B is devoid of difference makers outside of Altuve and Murphy and I feel like I just got one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  100. Sdub88 says:
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    Hedges or Zunino ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

  101. Scott says:
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    Drop Galvis or Arcia for Escobar in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Galvis

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for shizzle.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  102. luvdarooks says:
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    5×5 with OBP need SB RBI OBP R HR in that order while ZOBRIST is out .
    ( I can even drop zobrist for one if I find his MRI is serious by tomorrow and leave the empty space for todays game)
    WHO ARE YOUR TOP TWO IN CASE ONE IS SCAPPED UP SOON—-
    pirela- goodwin -raburn -aguilar -Franchy Cordero- C Vazquez (bos)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pirela, Jesus Aguilar

  103. Scott says:
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    In my opinion, players s/b fined for flipping off officials, but everyone else is fair game. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  104. lwomack58 says:
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    Might need to stream tomorrow. Do you like any of these?

    [email protected] Oak vs. Cotton
    Lackey @Pitt vs Tallion
    [email protected] vs DeGrom
    Farmer vs TB
    Not much else on wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just asked this

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry didn’t see the response.

  105. JT says:
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    C Contreas
    1b Smoak
    2b odor
    ss lindor
    3b bregman
    of turner, jd martinez, stanton
    util schoop, desmond
    bench kemp,hanley, schebler, odubel

    Who can i trade for a sp?

    Pitchers are
    Faria, severino, nova, kershaw, chase anderson , wood, meyer, jansen, betances

  106. MikeInKC says:
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    10 team H2H OPS league, 10 keeper Dynasty

    Someone just dropped Thames.

    I have Conforto, Haniger, Springer, Mazara, Pollock, in OF
    I also have Goldy, Shaw, Alonso, Bour filling out 1b and UT consistently

    I pretty much win OBP and Slg every week (in spite of Odor)…but Thames is tempting to go after.

    Worth dropping anyone for Thames upside? I was thinking Mazara b/c I’m rarely starting him now, but he’s so young and will improve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or Bour

  107. Jt says:
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    C contreras
    1b Smoak
    2b odor
    Ss Lindor
    3b Bregman
    Of Stanton, Turner, Desmond
    Util schoop, jd Martinez
    Bench kemp, Hanley, schebler, odubel

    What guys should should I give up for a starting pitcher and any pitchers in mind ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD for Kluber?

      • Jt says:
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        @Grey: What about degrom, darvish like those guys to?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can try Darvish

  108. Oppo Taco says:
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    Ayo Grey, how aggressively would you go after Trea Turner in a 12 team 5×5 keeper league. We keep a total of 8 guys each year. I have been offered Turner for Moncada, G Cole, my 2nd round pick and my 10th round pick. Currently in first but don’t want to shoot myself for next year. My team is listed below along with who I’d currently keep. Feels like I’m giving up too much in the trade. Thanks!

    C – Murphy
    1B – Goldy
    2B – DJL
    SS – Seager
    3B – Bregman
    OF – Upton
    OF – Thames
    OF – Cargo
    Util – Rizzo
    Util – Alonso
    Bench – Mazara, Zimmer, Grandal, Moncada

    SP – Verlander (ouch), Bumgarner (double ouch), Cole, McCullers, Quintana, Wood, Berrios,
    RP – Jansen, Devinski, Robertson, Bradley

    Current Keepers : Rizzo, Goldy, Seager, Thames, Bumgarner, McCullers, Bregman and one of Upton/Cole/Moncada/Alonso/Maz

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Turner, it’s not close

  109. Dommattingly says:
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    Drop J. Garcia for Maeda or Happ? Or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  110. Oppo Taco says:
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    Mazara or Schwarber ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

  111. Mo says:
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    is morales+odorizzi too much for pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  112. Packers says:
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    Good day, sir. I was offered a trade in a 12 team roto dynasty keep all league: I’m in first place now.
    His, Felix, Cole and Lynn
    My, McCullers and Nola.
    I don’t like losing McCullers, ok with losing Nola, and don’t want Felix. He has S. Manaea, and R. Ray.
    I will have to counter. What combination of his players would you want for McCullers and Nola?
    Is Ray, Cole and Lynn worth McCullers and Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  113. Pickleball says:
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    Hello. The weekend is here and so is some great baseball..

    In a keeper league (no limit on how many years a guy can be kept, but you can only keep 6 guys)

    Would you send away: $11 Cody bellinger/ Jimmy Nelson/ Danny Duffy for

    Ian Desmond/Zach grienke and either Johnny cueto or samardzija?

    Trying to upgrade the pitching as current staff is: walker/Duffy/wood/Salazar/manea/severino.

    Thanks. Have a good one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  114. Updown says:
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    Kluber and marwin gonzalez for jake lamb and Jimmy Nelson?

    I have Donaldson at 3b now but looking at jake as a potential keeper for $3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb side, it’s fair

  115. Fogimon says:
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    Which side you got:
    Carpenter/Martes or Grandal/Altherr
    Keeper league, roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, is that Francis Martes? Or Starling Marte

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: Francis Martes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, prolly go Altherr

  116. Andrew Y says:
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    What side? 14 team H2H

    Mark Trumbo/Verlander Vs.Sterlin Castro/Corey kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  117. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    if you had lomo and you were in an OPS league would you want to drop him and pickup chris taylor?
    lomo or taylor ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo

  118. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    cody allen for smoak fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  119. Joeg414 says:
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    Starting Buck Farmer on Sunday vs Rays ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  120. William Hung says:
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    Maeda @ Cincy, Folty v. MIA, Bauer @ MIN, or JC Ram v. Royals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JC

  121. hondo says:
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    A guy in 1 of my H2H redrafts leagues really wants Carrasco.I’ve got a Bundy for his smelly Odor offer out.When it gets turned down would Carrasco for Odor be stupid with this large a sample size in or should I ask for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Odor

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.Have a better weekend than I anticipate for myself now that I’m back on the East Toast.

        My big vacation WTF-Are any games not blacked out on MLB.TV in California anywhere,anytime?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          LA games are always blacked out, unfortch

  122. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Sihould I drop fisher for any if these guys peakock, swarzak, Doolittle, velasquez, j.c , ty ross, edinson, Hill, Morton, Hahn, smyly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers

  123. Nightmare! says:
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    Good evening and happy weekend to you Greylord.

    1) I traded my Paxton/Nola for his Jimmy Nelson/aroldis chapman. How’d I do. (I need help at closer bad)

    2) pick 1 of these guys to start next week
    Jameson taillon @stl (waino)
    Jimmy Nelson @Atl (Garcia)
    Tanaka vsTEX (darvish)

    3) need a pitcher to pick up now…..Tyson Ross or Jon gray

    4) wife is due in November. We can’t decide on a name. It’s another boy. Which one do u prefer?
    Dominic, Rocco, Tito, Silas, Zander, Zane, Xavier,

    4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds fair 2. Taillon 3. Ross 4. Rocco, easy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and congrats!

  124. nuggetflazer says:
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    Need 1 Schebler, Broxton, Choo, Altherr or Fowler ROS? SB and HR are about tied for what I need to improve on. In 1st, 95 out of a possible 110 ROTO league! Also need 2 of 3 ROS Ramos, Zunino, Murphy. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler… zunino, Murphy

      • nuggetflazer says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks! Picked all 3 up haha, have Ramos stashed on DL already. Dropped Sabathia for Zunino, I can wait a few weeks to sort it out and grab CC later!

  125. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey, what kind of pitcher to target for Trumbo in a partial keeper? Cueto buy low or Berrios too low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers?

  126. Closers says:
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    Nicasio or Phelps ROS for saves? Do you think Nicasio gets another chance given his last outing and how well Rivero has been pitching?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phelps

  127. Rhino says:
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    Thanks for mentioning Meyer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  128. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Are any of Maeda, Lamet or D Norris any more that just streamers? Who do you like best? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  129. killerB says:
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    Moreland or Mancini? league counts avg and obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  130. Ryanoger says:
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    Which side:

    Alex Wood and Conforto for Cano?

    • Ryanoger says:
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      @Ryanoger:

      10 team redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  131. peacecoast says:
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    sup G,

    Duda have sonofabench’d me since I picked him up last week. OBD has gone cold again.

    Weekly FAAB coming up Monday, drop one or both for Choo, Melky, Davidson, mancini, Fisher? Personally I feel like all of them can replace either/both of those two. I just don’t know when Duda will get hot again and the Phillies just kinda suck overall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda with Mancini

  132. Pat says:
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    Schebler or Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  133. JC says:
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    i grabbed Fisher in a 12 teamer and sure enjoyed his debut. Gonna be a crowded Astros OF when Reddick returns. …if they keep him up. Am I cutting Fisher for a safer pickup (at least in terms of playing time) like LoMo or Holliday? Or hold hoping he is the real deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly cutting, depends for who

      • JC says:
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        @Grey:

        I listed LoMo and Holliday as options. Either of those guys worth cutting Fisher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lomo

  134. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    When Britton comes offf the DL around the ASB which holds guy should I drop to activate him? Givens or Hembree

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Givens

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Would you start any of these guys today? Maeda on the road vs CIN, Faria on the road in DET, and Lynn on the road in BAL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  135. Peacecoast says:
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    Saw Moonlight last night. Great flick huh. It’s like Brokeback Mountain for black people. Not that I ever watched BBM. The memes were fine.

    “I wish I could quit you!”

    Moonlight was the first movie where I was actually rooting for one dude to kiss another. Wow man. Maybe I’m gay tho. Damn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was a great flick, Remy from House of Cards was awesome

  136. peacecoast says:
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    pirela or odubel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  137. Ben says:
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    Need to drop one:
    Brinson
    D. Fisher
    Z. Godley
    J. Verlander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fisher

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Wish I could keep him but gotta part with one of them with Chapman coming off the DL. The deed is done! Have a great rest of your day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  138. Boomer19 says:
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    I got an offer of Cueto and Delino for my Broxton, Fisher and Doolittle. I know Cueto has not been good but do you think he can turn it around? At least be decent the rest of the way? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent gamble on Cueto, it’s fair

  139. Brett says:
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    1. Would you rather Votto or Rizzo?

    2. Bregman or Carlos Santana?

    3. Would you trade Fulmer and either Santana or Bregman for either Votto or Rizzo? I have Jon Gray coming back to replace Fulmer.

    Current staff: DeGrom, Tailon, Fulmer, Nova, Nelson, Peacock, Maeda, DL: Gray

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo…Bregman…3. Of course, these aren’t close

  140. Brett says:
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    Can you rank these pick ups: Mancini, Brinson, Broxton and Mallex.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs….Mancini, Broxton

  141. Pat says:
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    Bryant or Thames and Machado?

    • Brett says:
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      @Pat: Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  142. Hugues Riopel says:
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    Hey Grey…
    Lewis Brinson or Ian Happ ???
    Who to choose ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  143. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Rank these guys for me? Thanks as always.
    Kinsler
    Suarez
    Solarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  144. Every29Years says:
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    Fisher or Marwin the bigger Astro contributor come August?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin

  145. Pat says:
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    Pick one
    Morales
    Pujols
    Schoop

    THanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  146. King Bob says:
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    Pitching
    Devenski-RP
    Mark Melancon SF – RP-DL
    Greg Holland Col – RP
    Andrew Miller Cle – RP
    Luis Severino NYY – SP,RP
    Corey Kluber Cle – SP
    Carlos Martínez StL – SP
    David Price Bos – SP
    Bundy- SP

    Available- Rivero, Peacock, Nelson, Hendricks, Straily who should I get rid of?

    • King Bob says:
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      @King Bob: also Roark and Tailon available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rivero over Devenski

  147. The Great Knoche says:
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    Tomorrow’s headline involves the words TArenado and Cyclone. Just a guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  148. Brett says:
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    Would you move Fulmer and Carlos Santana for JD Martinez? I have grey coming back to take over for Fulmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. JC says:
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    Somehow in third place in a ten teamer, H2H league. I have benefitted from a lucky schedule. Need to get much better to challenge in the August playoffs. Ten category hitting league so guys like Melky and Marwin have been good with high walk, low Ks. Plus you have to play 5 OF. I am hoping for Rizzo to get that 2B eligibility by the all star break so my projected lineup is below:

    C- Realmuto
    CI – LoMo, Seager, Lamb
    MI – Rizzo, Harrison, Simmons, Owings
    OF – Conforto, Schebler, Maybin, Marwin, Melky, Dyson
    Util – Pujols
    DL : Freeman
    SP – Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Severino, Taillon, Streamer spot (McCarthy right now, targeting Faria after Tuesday)
    RP – Holland, Melancon, Maurer

    1. Holland my only reliable reliever and he is in Coors coming off TJ. Do I trade to upgrade there or go for holds (cheap off the wire) and try to trade relievers to upgrade my starters?

    2. Nova, Verlander, Conforto , Holland are the only guys other teams seem to be interested in. Would you do a two for one for a DeGrom type?

    All suggestions welcomed!

    • JC says:
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      @JC:

      Sorry. 12 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Holland is fine 2. Sure, any two of them

  150. Oppo Taco says:
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    Schwarber, Grandal or Contreras at C ROS?

    &

    Mazara or Zimmer ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani — Maz

  151. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I might be committing a sin here – Shark was just dropped cause his owner didn’t know to bench him for the Coors start – I am giving a long thought of using my waiver on him cause my pitching is a dumpster fire – consistently losing ERA/WHIP on a weekly basis…

    Just to give you an idea of how bad my staff is, I’m rolling out – Pineda, Faria, Berrios, Peacock, and a streamer spot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the sin?

  152. Whirlaway says:
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    Greytness, need a util in a 12 team h2h with standard 5×5 plus OBP and SLG cats:

    Adams
    Bour
    Moreland
    Hanley
    LoMo
    Mallex
    Maybin
    Souza

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Whirlaway: include C Santana above too plz.

      Hes my current util

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo

  153. royce! says:
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    After yesterday’s Padres win over the Brewers, the local SD radio broadcast had an interview with Chase D’arnaud in which he told a great story about staying at what is believed to be a haunted hotel in Milwaukee (probably the Pfister (http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/9315544/justin-upton-more-mlb-players-spooked-milwaukee-haunted-hotel-espn-magazine) but I’m not sure) when he was on the Red Sox. Apparently he had to accompany Pedroia to his room because The Laser Show was too frightened to go alone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, awesome

  154. Doho says:
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    @Grey: would you trade vargas for Lamb? i’d be getting Lamb. Keeper league, and I already have Kershaw, Sale, and Grienke, Segura and Correa for Keppers as of right now. In 10th place and my pitching is the only thing winning me weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb, not close

      • Doho says:
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        @Grey: Okay, just wanted to make sure where Vargas is having a decent year. I know he’s old and wouldn’t keep him, just wanted to make sure it was the right move, I get nervous dishing pitchers because they are hard to come by in our league and no one trades them.

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