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After homering in his fourth straight game, Matt Davidson (2-for-4, 2 runs) is halfway to Dale Long’s record of home runs in eight straight games.  A record I didn’t think would ever be matched, aside from it being matched twice previously by Ken Griffey Jr. and Don Mattingly.  Dale Long was mostly remembered for that record and getting to first base with his bat.  Good year for no-names whose last name ends in son:  Davidson, Morrison, Alonson.  The book on Davidson previously was a AAAA player, which is different than Mickey Mantle and David Wells.  That’s two AA players.  Sadly (for him), Davidson is playing so over his head that giraffes be like, “Yo, come down from there.”  In Triple-A, he was a 30% strikeout guy and is striking out at a 38% rate now, so he will hit .200 for the season and be an only-occasional home run guy.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Tillman – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.07.  Out of curiosity and, even with the fear of dying the same way as the cat, I guessed the Orioles had the team worst ERA and then searched for the answer, and I was wrong.  Not even the worst ERA for only starters, though, that was close.  They were 2nd worst.  Apparently, the staff with Muslim Mrs. Garrett is slightly worse than the one with Chris “Tootie’d My Pants” Tillman.  To use another name from the Orioles staff, the O’s pitchers are a bunch of Yacabonis.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd game in a row with a homer.  Here’s the boeuf!

Trevor Plouffe – Was designated for assignment to clear room for Matt Chapman.  Plouffe could get a job somewhere.  Korea?  Japan?  Kohl’s Department Store, housewares?

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-5 , 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Oh, you know, same number of homers as a healthy Giancarlo.  I just did a spit take, and it’s not the usual spit take I imagine myself doing when I mention Giancarlo.

Seth Smith – Sounds headed to the DL with a stiff back.  The doctor prescribed, “Reth and relathation.”

Neil Walker – Out with a tear of his hamstring.  The Mets called up Gavin Cecchini.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA–Breathe, Grey, breathe!  We’re losing him!  What are you saying between cackles?  Ahmad Rashad?  You need a med?  We’re calling one!  Please!  We’re losing him!

Juan Lagares – Out with a broken thumb.  Mets, “Does Gavin Cecchini have a brother?”

Matt Harvey – Out with a scapular shoulder injury.  WebMD says, “This injury occurs when a doctor accidentally leaves a scalpel in a wound and the nurse sews it up.  Patients with many shoulder surgeries are susceptible. It’s commonly referred to as, ‘Oh, s’crapular.'”

Noah Syndergaard – Shut down for four more weeks because:  Mets.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer as he hit 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and pitched because the Mets have no team left.

Robert Gsellman – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 5.50.  The one guy they want to get injured!

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer.  He homered off Wilmer Flores.

Michael Taylor – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .261.  Taylor H.A.M.!  In the last 7 games, he’s hitting over .300 and…Well, that’s it, but ya never know.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  I said yesterday that there was no number three starters, but, as someone reminded me yesterday, Gio is a number three.  Good point.  We have two.  There’s not even as many number three starters as the number in its name.

Brian Johnson – Hit the 10-day DL.  He has a shoulder impingement.  Hey, Brian, maybe you shouldn’t have such a cocky last name.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.82 and, once again, no run support for Sale as he was the tough luck loser.  The Red Sox like their 1st year pitchers to learn how to carry the extra weight of pitching in Boston.  It’s the Red Sox version of the Freshman 15.  The Sox keep telling Sale to tie his warm-up jacket around his waist.

Nick Pivetta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.46.  It’s pathetic that the Red Sox couldn’t score off this guy.  Pivetthic!

Carlos Gonzalez – Sat for his 2nd straight game.  All of these questions about what I think of CarGo go through a Grey translator and come back with, “This guy didn’t listen to you in the preseason when you told everyone to avoid CarGo.”

Tom Murphy – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  I tried to add him in all of my leagues.  I wasn’t successful everywhere, but I was successful somewhere, so not nowhere but onewhere.  Got it?  Good!  Murphy was a top 10 catcher for me in the preseason prior to his injury and I love him as a cheap power/homer (pomer?) guy.  He’s so sexy, I don’t even mind the deluge of Murphy catcher questions.  Fun fact!  Cool Runnings was dubbed into French and titled, “Deluge.”

Jeff Hoffman – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Really walked between the raindrops yesterday in Coors, and he goes back there again, according to the Stream-o-Nator, and, yeah, I’ll be honest, I’m not rushing to grab him.  Way too much that can go wrong, but it’s hard to argue against him.

Greg Holland – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save, ERA up to 1.40.  What a bum!  Kidding, please don’t ask if you need to drop him.

Austin Slater – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .405.  Could be a light schmotato while the Giants are in Coors.  Though, honestly, who isn’t worth owning in Coors.  Okay, besides Carlos Gonzalez.

Buster Posey – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Fun fact!  Luther Campbell’s fantasy team name is, “Buster Posey, Bust-Buster Posey.”

Matt Moore – 3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.00.  I’m feeling super pumped, psyched even, that I started Samardzija in a weekly league.  This is going to go swimmingly as defined by Natalie Wood.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in two games and fifth homer in the last games.  Look at Cain…Sugar! showing signs of life.  That’s to go with 12 steals.  Guys and five girls, eight homers and 12 steals ain’t that bad.  In fact (Grey’s got more!), on the Player Rater, he’s around the 45th best outfielder.  Yikes, I thought that was gonna be better.  Jarrod Dyson is in front of him?  WUT.

Matt Strahm – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  His perfs (that’s what the kids call them) are atrocious, but this was his first start the rest of the grossness (6+ BB/9) came in relief, but there’s some good here.  He can miss bats.  Lots of them, while touching mid-90s with his fastball and registering solid Ks.  12-team mixed leagues feels too shallow for him, but deeper leagues could have something here.

Kolten Wong – Hit the DL with a triceps strain.  Don’t tell Carl Everett, but Wong’s got a triceps-a-saurus.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .240.  I called Ender, Chicken Butt, because he’s a similar player to Fowler.  In the past, I’ve compared Adam Eaton, Maybin, etc. to Fowler.  Almost every leadoff guy has been compared to Fowler by me, and, the funny thing that isn’t that funny, Fowler’s not even that guy anymore.  He hits 2nd and doesn’t run at all.

Michael Wacha – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.78 vs. Zach Davies – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.91.  This was a matchup billed as, “You in March, “‘Hey, Grey, what do you think of Davies and Wacha?’ and You now, ‘Hey, Grey, sorry I wasted your time asking about Wacha and/or Davies.'”

Eric Thames – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  So far my conspiracy theory that he can only see red holds up because this was off a Cardinal.  Wait, maybe he can’t see red, and the color red is black, so he sees the ball better off their jerseys?  Hmm, I have to think on this more.

Keon Broxton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer as Lewis Brinson didn’t play.  Eric Sogard (2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .357) has been swinging a hot bat, but if I tell people to drop Domingo for Brinson, that means Brinson should be played over him.  Clear?  Good.

Steven Souza – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer, hitting .260.  Hey, Souza, play that funky music white boy!

Alex Cobb – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.17.  He has a 6.3 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 and 4.55 xFIP.  That’s about as yawnstipating as it gets.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  This start was vs. the Rays, who are a surprisingly decent offense.  Well, at least middle of the road-type offense.  Yes, I’m making excuses for Verlander.  Since I don’t own him, you’re welcome.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .280.  Wow, Justin Smoak’s had better weeks.

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-4 and his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in the past two games while hitting, like, four thousand in the last week.  Damn, the Twins are playing mad.  I haven’t seen Twins this angry since the Wonder Twins activated in the form of two Berkeley protestors.  “My safe space smells of patchouli and the opposite of unruly!”  Then everyone else chants, “Ruly!  Ruly!  Ruly!”  Eduardo Escobar, the Colombian crime boss’ nephew on his wife’s side, has taken schmotato’ing to a whole new level.  “Maria Victoria, I appreciate your nephew wants to sell for me, but he keeps putting the drugos in Coca-Cola bottles.  He does not understand what coca is, I do not think.”  That’s Pablo talking to his wife about Eduardo Escobar.  Also, in this game, Chris Gimenez (2-for-4, 4 RBIs) hit two homers.  Know why?  Because absolutely no one owns him in fantasy and he’s spiteful.  Not cool, Gimenez!

Jose Berrios – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.74.  Gonna start calling him Fred Berrios, because he keeps going out and putting together solid starts like it’s a Rerun.

Michael Brantley – Left the club to be with his wife for the birth of their child.  Asking for Carlos Santana’s owners, can someone go back nine months and impregnate his wife to get him out of the lineup?

Edwin Encarnacion – 3-for-3, 4 runs, and his 13th homer.  Wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Edwin still get to 35 homers this year.  In other words, he has a lot more power to come this year.  In Latin words, e pluribus buy him.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He hit a home run off Stripling, who is who I really want to talk about (because I own him).  Stripling has given up seven earned runs in the last 3 2/3 IP.  As precious as Dave Roberts has been with Dodgers starters, he is Torre’ing up his bullpen.  Stripling has more innings (36 IP) than a few of their starters.  Way to ruin my middle relievers, Dave Roberts!  Dave?  Where are you going?  Why are you stealing 2nd?

Ariel Miranda – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.17.  The Regression Fairies were sorry to visit Ariel Mermanda since he’s one of their favorite Disney characters.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer.  I must put on the previously scratched record once again.  He wasn’t even in the majors for most of April!  When he was called up, I projected him for 17 homers.  He beat that in two months!  No longer am I calling him Bellinger.  I am now calling him, Cody Launchangler.

Chris Taylor – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Would take a two-week cold-as Vanilla-Ice’s-career stint to move Taylor out of the starting lineup.  He’s in this afternoon’s Buy column, but no reason to wait for that.

Rich Hill – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.14.  Where’s that blister when you need it?!

   
  1. Lucas says:
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    Thanks Grey.

    1) T. Murphy over R. Martin?

    2) brinson over c taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucas: Murphy….Brinson

  2. Scott says:
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    Rich droppable in a 10-team league, right? I tried to be patient with him but i can’t stand it. As for strahm, if you remove his first 3 relief appearances out of his stats and look at what he has done since going to the minors to fix a hitch in his delivery, his era was about 2 before yesterdays start with over a k per inning.

    • Scott says:
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      Rich Hill

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Scott: Yeah. You can drop and stream him if you like the matchup.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Scott: Hill is definitely droppable in anything but very deep leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with others

  3. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    drop hicks for chris taylor?

  4. Mike in Busan says:
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    Wait, so should I not drop Holland or just not ask about dropping Holland?

  5. TheTheory says:
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    When I thought to look for Bellinger in my leagues (ie, a game or two after he was called up) he was gone in all but one. And then I couldn’t figure out who I could drop and decided that he wasn’t worth the effort.

    Not coincidentally, I just noticed yesterday that I’m last in that league in home runs–and just dropped a scrub to kick the tires on Brantley. Which basically describes my entire season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheTheory: I hear ya, I didn’t get him either

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the write-up.

    a. Strahm!

    b. Really sorry about Stripling. Would it make you feel better if I told you I started the following pitchers during the season.

    1. Strahm for his first appearance. (108 ERA, that’s 108 not 1.08 or 10.8, 108!!!). I put his achievement ahead of Liriano’s below because I started him in both my RCLs. Hence 108ERA X 2=216 ERA=a bigger number than 135 ERA.
    2. Liriano for his first start (Something like 135 ERA, my conscious brain is trying to protect me by shielding the exact number from the rest of my body. Liriano failed to make it out of the 1st INN in that game, dur!)
    3. Rosenthal’s 3 runs in 0.1 of an inning, so 27 ERA if I did the math right.

    Honorable mentions go to Kela for his lone bad appearance, Dilson’s Lament, Mike Dunn for his one bad appearance (well, before last night), Casilla, Peacock, Joe Ross, Muslim Garett. It’s like a cornucopia of all the bad starts/appearances in MLB’17. Do you feel better? I could list my hitter failures too if you like.

    My point is if a sinner like me can endure such hardship and still come out ok, then think of how well you all will come out. Like Peaches and Creme on a Sunday afternoon in the shade.

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 16-18

    [Rambo shoots up the whole town. Sheriff Teasle falls through a pane of glass, literally falling at Rambo’s feet completely covered in shards of glass]

    Sheriff: ‘Go ahead…go ahead! Go ahead, you crazy son of a bitch, finish me!’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Rambo! Rambo, don’t do it! Listen to me, Rambo! You have no chance. Drop your weapon. We’re gonna order a chopper in and fly you back to Bragg. Hold your fire! Hold your fire! Hold your fire! Hold your fire!”

    [Don’t miss next week’s Rambo quotes. They will conclude Rambo I First Blood (1982). I’m then moving on to First Blood part II (1985).]

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: B. Ha, I know, thanks for the softening of the blow B. Nice! C. You too!

  7. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    MLB Network pointed out yesterday that since Bellinger was called up, he has 18 home runs and Judge has 16. Oh yeah and he had 5 home runs in 18 AAA games before that. Cust sayin!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I’m considering trying to trade for Bellinger. His value is so high right now that it probably won’t be worth the price.

  8. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP LEAGUE

    Who do I sit:

    Bellinger @ Adelman
    Conforto v Scherzer (5-16 3HR)
    Alonso v Severino

    #shallowleagueproblems

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Make sure Conforto is starting before making a decision. But probably Alonso if all 3 are active today.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @B the Esq.: Conforto has to start, they have no one else

        • William Hung says:
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          @Grey: I hear they are trying to get Bobby Bonilla to play since they are still paying him

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  9. JB says:
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    Add Faria and drop Volquez,or hold? Thanks!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @JB: you could make the switch.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @JB: Go Faria for the upside. If he is still available, sounds like you could swap him out for a streamer in a week or so if he doesnt pan out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Agree with others

  10. Beastman says:
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    Deep league and I’m hurting for saves. Trade Urena for which of Herrera or Kintzler?

    And thanks for all of your love and passion for us!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Beastman: Herrera for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beastman: Kintzler’s been more reliable

  11. Wil says:
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    The player to sell was conforto. I missed my chance.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Wil: hold…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: Yeah, I said that last week but you decided to focus on Judge

  12. Fister Furbush says:
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    Pujols
    Moreland
    Belt
    Adams
    Anyone in love with any of these hitters ROS?

    Pick one.
    OPS league. Anyone’s opinion help
    Thanks.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Fister Furbush: I’ve been saying Adams ever since he was traded.

      • rapscallion13 says:
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        @mcmi11ions: My concern with Adams ROS is Freeman coming back.

        • Fogimon says:
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          @rapscallion13: Same concern. As an ex-Freeman owner (unloaded him after injury for A.Rizzo), I also picked up Adams 2 weeks ago and have been loving it.

          Any chance Matt Adams can play the OF with his slimmed down body? His bat needs to be in their lineup…… and mine!!

  13. Biggidy says:
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    Should I stream any of these guys in a 5×5 roto with QS?

    Matz vs Was
    Straily @ Atl
    Nola vs Ari

    • bigbear says:
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      @Biggidy: Not Matz. Meh on the others.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Biggidy: Nola then Matz. I would ignore Straily

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Biggidy: Probably Nola, but check weather. Its gray and rainy here in the NE today and this weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Biggidy: I’d start all of them in some leagues, 5×5 doesn’t matter as much as how many teams

  14. Jeb says:
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    Was offered Bellinger and DeGrom for my Judge. Which side do you like?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Jeb: I’d take it. The upside of Bellinger/Judge is still TBD. Both are mashing. And DeGrom is a K machine and I’d think his ERA will get better.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Jeb: Fair to me. I would take it too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeb: Bell side

  15. TheMadBatter says:
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    Would you drop Herrera for Brinson in a 12 man keeper league?
    Xoxo

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @TheMadBatter: Odubel is meh. Take a shot on Brinson, see what happens. He could start hitting, or he could be back down in a week. If he is, still sounds like you have options available to you on the wire.

  16. carter franz says:
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    Hey hey hey

  17. Adam says:
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    Would you stream Garcia (v mia) or Lugo (v was) tomorrow?

  18. joemorganhair says:
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    Haha, your Giancarlo crush just got nasty.

    I was able to move Nova and Smoak for Goldschmidt. Feeling good feeling great

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @joemorganhair: DANG! well done! I traded Benintendi in a league where I had 8 OF’s rostered and got back Strasburg and thought I was doing well.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @joemorganhair: What league are you in that you got Goldy for Nova and Smoak?!

      • joemorganhair says:
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        @B the Esq.: I don’t even know anymore

  19. Dave says:
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    Good stuff as always.

    J. Bell or D. Fisher ros and beyond , yahoo keeper points.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Dave: fisher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Agree with AL

  20. joemorganhair says:
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    8 team H2H league… drop Conforto for Souza, Myers, Schebler, Healy?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @joemorganhair: very hard for me to drop Conforto for anyone. He might be cold now, but he’s still a top 50 bat. There isn’t anyone worse on your roster that you could move?

      • Alex says:
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        @mcmi11ions: Not really… JBJ or Odubel

      • Alex says:
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        @mcmi11ions: Not really, JBJ or Odubell. I know, its tough. I can also keep FA pickups so I’m inclined to keep Conforto for $5. Just exploring..

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @joemorganhair: Odubel for Schebler or Myers.

  21. Zach says:
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    Wilson Contrereas or Tom Murphy for rest of season?

  22. Josh says:
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    We starting lackey @pirates?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Sadly, I am, hope you have better options

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Josh: If you are a fan of 6 IP, 5 ER, 6 K outings, go for it

  23. mcmi11ions says:
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    Where does Cool Runnings rank on the list of quality family sports movies? We’ve been going through a bunch with my kids (aged 5 to 11) and that one popped into my mind the other day. We’ve recently been on a Mighty Ducks binge. Other classics that have graced our LED recently

    Remember the Titans
    Little Giants
    The Sandlot
    Kicking and Screaming
    The Big Green
    Karate Kid (with Ralph Macchio and part II…get that new crap outta here)
    Rudy

    Cool Runnings on par with… Rookie of the Year? Little Big League?

    Surprisingly Bad News Bears hasn’t made an appearance yet.

    • bigbear says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Yeah, sure. I’ll throw in Invincible, Hoosiers, and Miracle as ones to watch with them. Especially for the 8+ kids. If you’re watching for language, I don’t recall what’s in them. But the story lines are inspirational.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @bigbear: oo I forgot about Miracle.

    • Cram It says:
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      [email protected]mcmi11ions: Dude, I LOVE Kicking & Screaming. So underrated.

      “No, you go to hell! And while you’re there, why don’t you grab me a juice box!”

      “Everyone wave goodbye to Juice Box.”

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Cram It: we crack up at that one. I love that it has Mike Ditka… and not just a cameo either. Dude has a legitimate role.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Never actually seen Cool Runnings… RUDY! Hoosiers is a good one as bigbear said

    • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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      @mcmi11ions: field of dreams?

    • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Who can forget Major League? May be a little on the adult side.

      All the Right Moves where a Scientologist commits a pass interference sending raig T. Nelson out to Cal Poly.

      And Hoosiers is a classic.

  24. Murph says:
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    Yo Grey!

    1 Too early to worry about Brinson’s playing time?
    2 Drop Brinson for Gamel or Fisher or Moreland?
    3 Trade away Robbie Ray to get OZUNA?
    4 Thoughts on Matt Barnes? 16.20 K/9 for the Sawx over the last 2 weeks…

    Enjoy the weekend and whatever paternal relationship fits your familial situation….

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Murph: 1. Give the Brewers a bit more time to figure out Brinson’s role. 2. Not yet, but Fisher looked good. 3. Team needs, roster, league matter. I would lean no, Ray has been awesome and I see no reason it cant continue. 4. He won’t be closing. Not sure he is getting holds either so league and roster. Obviously the Ks and ratios are pretty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Yes 2. No 3. It’s fair 4. Those would be my thoughts — ha, thanks!

  25. Paul says:
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    Head to Head, 12 team, 3 player keeper league. I’m in first place and the last place team is rebuilding.

    He offered me:

    Corey Kluber (can no longer be kept)
    Kris Davis (can no longer be kept)

    for

    Cody Bellinger (can be kept for 3 more years at 7/12/17 dollars)

    I’m just worried Bellinger will be a perennial first/second rounder in the next 3 years and a cornerstone of my team. But getting back Kluber in such a down pitching year would be nice

    (Current staff: Darvish, Carrasco, Manea, Taillon, Berrios, Faria, Biagnini with ERod and Cahill on the DL)

    • bigbear says:
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      @Paul: Nah. If Kluber can’t be kept, that takes some of the polish off his shine.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Paul: Who are your other potential eligible keepers? I would lean no with 3 years of Bellinger at those prices. But if Kluber helps you solidify a win this year, then maybe. Priorities and options….

  26. The Boy says:
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    Moved Edwin jbj and cain for bellinger + Cruz (needed to upgrade OF)

    Yay or nay?

    • apox says:
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      @The Boy:

      hmmmm, i don’t know if i like that for you.

      • apox says:
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        @apox:

        E5 is getting hot and we know he goes on tears that are just mind knumbingly crazy.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @The Boy: I like it. JBJ to me is inconsistant. Last season was his first good year and it was still up and down all season. Cruz and Edwin are virtually the same player, so in essence the trade is Cain for Bellinger IMO, which is a win.

      • The Boy says:
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        @mcmi11ions: Have a few guys that were already similar to Cain and we needed the RBIs. Bellinger and Cruz give that to us.

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @The Boy: even better. i like the move. even if others don’t, you know your league and you made a solid trade based on need. i approve, not that you need my approval.

  27. bigbear says:
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    Judge is playing over his head and everyone is talking about him. He’s got street cred and is a solid sell. But what about Bellinger? Seems like he doesn’t quite have the market place chatting him up as much… Asking for a friend.

    Make Li-Lo Great Again!

    Better DL stash – Hamels, Duffy, Rodon, Shields, Homer Bailey, or Chi Chi Rodriguez. (Just seeing if you’re paying attention.)

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @bigbear: Love Bellinger. More HRs than Judge since Bellinger was called up. Assuming Chi Chi is Ed-Rod on the Sawx, gotta go with him. He may be back soon and has more upside than all the others.

      • bigbear says:
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        @B the Esq.: I was kidding around with adding Chi Chi… What about of the other guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Li-Lo! What about Bellinger? If anything he might be underrated… People are crazy for Judge, Bellinger’s the same thing with less hype… Could be b/c people in NY are talking up Judge, and people in LA are talking about Li-Lo…. Duffy

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Agreed on the market conditions/underrated for Bellinger. I think he has as much/more upside than Judge (younger, more power in the minors – not sure about fields/league though). His HR rate is actually better than Judge’s at this point. Which was a sell flag for Judge. I guess the underrated aspect answers my question… People haven’t caught on to how good he’ll be.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bellinger will steal more bases and hit for a better average… If I had to guess, Bellinger will be above Judge in my rankings next year

  28. exactly says:
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    Hey, which OF for next week and ROS in H2H points league:

    A. Franchy
    B. Mallex
    C. Ian Happ
    D. Merrifield
    E. Michael Taylor
    F. Eric Young
    G. Bonifacio
    H. Dyson

    Only need one, unless you’d drop Domingo Santana for any of them, then 2…thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @exactly: Mallex for the Steals

  29. Cram It says:
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    Seriously with the “What do you think about CarGo?” questions. I’ve noticed them. “Do you think he’ll rebound?” Rebound to what?! He’s hit over 30 HR’s twice in a 10 year career, doesn’t run anymore and is still injured a lot. Oh and yeah, you told people to avoid him when they were asking this same question 4 months ago. I hate people.

    Now that I’m done calling people idiots, without actually saying “You’re an idiot.”, Jordan Montgomery has surpassed Alex Cobb on my NFBC team as my ace. Congrats Jordan! Oof…

    • apox says:
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      @Cram It: doesn’t that last paragraph make us question your fbb skills and, thus, your opinion in the first paragraph?

      • Cram It says:
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        @apox: Without knowing the details of that league, or my track record, sure, whatever you want to think.

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @Cram It: I believe in you Cram. When are you running for public office?

          • Cram It says:
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            @mcmi11ions: I was actually considering starting my own religion instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: HA, yeah, guess who’s started Miley for 6+ ERA and didn’t start him for his 2.50 ERA games?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: ^that guy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, shizz happens, NFBC is so hard with no waivers, such a crapshoot on injuries

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: You know I know this. My ERA is over 5 and I’m actually happy to have James Shields come off of the DL.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, you might have me beat… I have Samardzija going in Coors, does that win?

  30. William Hung says:
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    Anyone else surprised that Yahoo! moved Smoak Monster to their can’t cut list, while moving George Springer off of it? I was thinking of dropping Smoak in favor of Chris Taylor since I like the position flexibility… but now it looks like my drop will have to be…. Story

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: You’re right. That’s crazy. Yes, please drop Story! :)

  31. Pickleball says:
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    In a keeper league where i and decently hurting in the sp department…

    Would you trade a $7 jake lamb for a $11 max scherzer?

    Current pitchers: Salazar/manea/ a. Wood/ severino/ walker/ d. Duffy/

    • theone189 says:
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      @Rick MaHorn:

      @Pickleball:

      Without a shadow of doubt. Remember also that dehumidifier is coming to Arizona. I believe when it was introduced to Coors it cut HRs back by 25%

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Pickleball: Yes and quickly before the other manager realizes what the trade is….

  32. playadlc says:
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    Someone in my league dropped HanRam.

    I currently have C. Santana, Abreu and Rizzo at 1B. I could pick up Hanley for someone like Brinson, but I’d have 4 first baseman. Or drop Santana?

    Do it?

    • bigbear says:
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      @playadlc: Can you play at least 3 of the 1B at once? If not, meh. But Santana would be my drop.

    • Cram It says:
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      @playadlc: Over Santana

    • playadlc says:
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      @playadlc:

      This is a 12-team league, btw.

  33. IV says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Two trades in two different leagues, just want to know if they are fair.

    15 team AL-only dynasty 5×5.
    Playing for next year if that makes a difference
    Give Brian Dozier, Kevin Gausman get Khris Davis, Drew Smyly

    12 Team Roto/H2H hybrid 6×6 (OPSxQS), 4 player keeper league
    Give Springer, Cole, Bud Norris and a 5th Rd 2018 Pick
    Get Trout and 22nd Rd 2018 Pick

    Trout cannot be kept, but Springer can be int he 4th.

    Thanks, in advance Grey

    • Cram It says:
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      @IV: You’re playing for next year, but if you get Trout, you can’t keep him next year?

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Cram It: I think he is playing for next year in one league and looking to compete in the other.

        Trout is going to be out until August right? Maybe late July? How much will he be able to help in that short amount of time compared to losing Springer? I wouldn’t do it.

        • Cram It says:
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          @mcmi11ions: Oh duh, two different leagues. Yeah I’d want Trout.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Cram It: Wait no, he can’t be kept. I’m cut off.

            • IV says:
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              @Cram It: Sorry for the confusion. mcmi11ions is right, two separate leagues.

              Going for it all in the Trout league and its a Yahoo default roster so rosters are shallow with a decent depth on the waiver wire, if that context helps.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @IV: First one is Meh. 2nd one is more interesting. Who else is on your roster and what are your current keeper options? Getting Trout for this year is awesome, but you are giving up a legit OF in Springer for good value next year, plus a current closer, and a legit SP while also losing 17 rounds in the draft pick swap…..Trout has said he is hoping to be back by the All Star break, but that is yet to be seen.

      Love the idea of getting Trout, but that seems like a lot in a keeper when you cant keep the great fish.

      • IV says:
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        @B the Esq.:

        I honestly did not even think about the keepers for next year on my squad and thinking about it, Springer in the 4th may be one of my better ones.

        I can keep Donaldson where ever yahoo values him next year, (probably 2nd round), Rendon in the 7th, McCullers in the 9th, Manaea in the last round and then its bleak, probably will hold. Thanks for the feedback

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @IV: This Davis trade does nothing for me either way, I guess Dozier side — Springer side, likely fair

      • IV says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, first trade does not excite me either, but i wanted to see if I was missing something.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Scott Graham says:
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    Who to keep (at least for a while)– Rich Hill or Francisco Liriano?

  35. Pazz says:
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    start Shark today @COL?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Pazz: not me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pazz: Not if you don’t have to

  36. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Two questions.

    1) would you start Tim Adleman tonight vs. LAD at home
    2) I get Aroldis Chapman back Sunday, would you drop Tony Watson to activate him?

    THanks in advance.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: No and you still have Watson on your team?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Yes I do. Was waiting for the right person to activate in order to drop him.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: 1) No. 2) Yes.

  37. Rick MaHorn says:
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    Yo Grey! I’m new but a big fan of the website/ pod. Looking for some trade advice in a H2H 4 keeper league.

    C: McCann
    1B: Myers/ Abreu/ Bird
    2B: Happ/ Merrifield
    3B: Bregman/ Healy
    SS: Lindor
    OF: Harper, Yelich, Fisher, Zimmer, M. Smith
    SP: Kluber, Pineda, McCullers, Bundy, Stroman, Walker, Ray, Wacha, Faria
    RP: Norris, Reed, Rivero

    I have two offers on the table:
    1) Stroman for Dj Lemahieu
    2) Ray for Conforto and Duffy (would drop Mallex, Fisher or Zimmer)

    My hesitation is Conforto is not en eligible keeper this year, or else it would be a no brainer. I could keep Ray in the 13th rd next year if he keeps this up.

    Should I make both trades, 1 of the 2, or stick with what I got?

    Thanks!

  38. Cram It says:
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    Broxton’s HR was the longest in Busch stadium history: 489 ft. Oh the potential.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Almost as much potential as Lastings Milledge (on the mic)… I prefer they play Broxton over Sogard or Domingo, but I’d like to see Brinson in the lineup too

  39. SGreen516 says:
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    Hey Grey! Long time lurker, first time caller as it were…

    5×5 roto full dynasty league. My team is great on hitting but getting killed in pitching. Just dealt Nolan Arenado for Stephen Strassburg and Luis Severino

    Please tell me I didn’t just commit team suicide by dealing THE TORENADO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SGreen516: I don’t love it, not sure why you’d do that

  40. Mike says:
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    I was offered Goldy for Bellinger, Benintendi, and Carpenter. 10 team 34 man rosters hth league. Should I pull the trigger or am I giving up too much?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Mike: That seems like a lot with that large of a roster.

      • Mike says:
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        @B the Esq.:

        I feel the same. I’m giving up a lot, and if I accepted, I wouldn’t “love it”
        I may be holding on too tight to these guys, but Carpenter is heating up and I enjoy watching Bellinger and his rollercoaster home run show. Benintendi is meh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’d take Goldy, but guess it depends who are replacing the lost guys

  41. Grey, I just don’t get Story. Dude was fire last year before getting injured. Was it a fluke? Is this just sophomore slump? Thought I was getting some OK value with him in the fourth round, but now its looking all for not. Taking your advice and waiting til July to see if he turns it around. Still plenty of upside, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Slump, he’s figuring out his swing, it’s gotten very upper-cutty

  42. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Murphy over Wieters?

  43. Theo says:
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    Starting Manaea today vs NYY in the 10 team league?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Theo: nope

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Theo: I think I might. Its at Oakland and the last time he faced NY he had a very good start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Theo: It’s risky, I prolly would

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If I owned him, which I don’t

  44. Stevie says:
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    Oh Grey, since every 2B on the planet is either on the DL or is taken, who would you recommend as a fill-in , Phillips, Lowrie, Kendrick, or Happ? Much thanks

  45. mcmi11ions says:
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    Happ then Phillips for me.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @mcmi11ions: “oops”

  46. Bean Me Blazer says:
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    Is Rodon worth stashing? Thanks as always and enjoy your weekend!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Bean Me Blazer: Random open DL spot, then sure. If you have to drop someone for him, depends who it is. Also depends on other DL stashes (‘staches) available.

  47. Coco Crisp's Fro says:
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    Morning Grey,
    Good stuff as always. Dynasty League trade, H2H, Cespedes for Cueto? Cueto gonna turn it around?

  48. Ted says:
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    Drop Gyorko for Chris Taylor?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Ted: sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ted: Agree with b

  49. sava21887 says:
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    Keeper league 12 team OPS

    Received an offer and I countered

    My benitendi(10$)/c seager(21$)for odor(20$)/jd martinez(17$)

    Benitendi/seager for jd/Gary Sanchez (10$)

    • Cram It says:
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      @sava21887: Benintendi for me on both.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @sava21887: Definitely Beni on the first one. Closer on the second one for me, but probably still Beni side.

  50. dtbran says:
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    1. K. Seager or Owings
    2. Most job security / ROS projections: Melancon or Bush

    • Cram It says:
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      @dtbran: Benintendi for me on both.

    • Cram It says:
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      @dtbran: Wrong guy. 1. Seager. 2. Melancon

  51. DonnieB says:
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    I need another closer… would you drop Bronson,Maalex or Polanco to pick up Neris? Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @DonnieB: Yes. Polanco.

  52. DonnieB says:
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    that’s Brinson or Mallex? Sorry.

  53. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, quick C question, would you drop Austin Hedges for Tom Murphy, or is Hedges (some pop, not much else) essentially Murphy’s ceiling anyways? Thanks as always!

  54. Chud says:
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    10 team full keeper salary trade offer:

    I give smoak ($7)/Mazara($2)

    I get Encarnacion ($21)/Cain($7)

    Who wins?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chud: Smoak side, just for the cheap Maz price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Agree with Cram

  55. JC says:
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    12 teamer, H2H league that has ten hitting cats including walks and Ks.

    1. Best on the wire….LoMo, Holliday, Lowrie. Pujols is on my roster and I am used to his slow starts, but we are in mid-June now . His RBI totals have kept him on the squad but what are your thoughts moving forward with him versus wire guys. Side note: I am in solid shape to reach the playoffs so I try to remain patient.

    2 Verlander continues to have control issues. His last start may look better on the surface, but it was another rocky road. His name recognition has some value in this league. I know you are not a fan of swapping pitchers but I am concerned about him. Would you give me a Y or N on trading him for:
    A. Manaea
    B. Gio
    C. Odorizzi
    D. A Sanchez
    Thanks

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @JC: 1. Go LoMo. 2) No to everyone except maybe Manea. But would probably hold on Verlander or shoot for a higher level SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: 1. Lomo 2. I’d move him for A

      • john coakley says:
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        @Grey:

        That makes sense…and hurts a bit! I dropped Manaea about ten days ago as I was streaming him, Miranda and then Taillon came back so I kept “one ball”. Ugh.

  56. She has Brad Hands says:
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    Murphy over Mccann?

  57. Mark Chumley says:
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    Looking to pick up some speed – who do you like out of these:

    Dyson
    DeShields
    Mallex
    Eric Young Jr.

  58. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Drop Pujols for LoMo, Carlos Santana, or Hanley?

  59. Sdub88 says:
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    Pick a side:

    Trout, Odor or Encarnacion, Conforto, Knebel

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Sdub88: Trout side.

  60. peacecoast says:
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    A. so apparently yelling “For fuck’s sake!” while watching the Rockies blow Hoffman’s win is not acceptable behavior for a man with kids, wtf. Grey can you talk to my wife and set her straight? or better yet ask Cougs!

    B. What’s wrong with the Rays. I blow all my FAAB load on Mallex. He is first base like 3 times last night and they don’t let him steal a fucking bag?

    C. speaking of Hoffman, ya he wasn’t sharp but there were at least 2 or 3 balls that were not fielded right and they gave hits anyway. Losing the ball in the air should be an error for the love of fuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: A. Not cool on your wife’s part, what’s she thinking?! B. I know, ha C. Gotcha

  61. Josh says:
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    Is it time to trade MIggy? I feel like I’ll get a bummer deal right now…. but the writing seems to be on the wall. Can he pull an Ortiz or should I shop him in my keeper league?

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Josh: time to trade Miggy was before season started, when he still held 2nd rounder value. You won’t get much right now, I’d hold and hope for the best

    • William Hung says:
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      @Josh: Grey had Miggy as a sell for a few weeks now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Agree with others

  62. Don Bropre says:
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    Sup Grey, did you see the blurb on Nelson Cruz last week with his calf issue? Small tear in a 36 year old ped user’s calf…I have a bad feeling there. Sell?

      • Don Bropre says:
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        @Grey: Thoughts on Cespedes as a target?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take him

  63. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Drop Bruce for LoMo or Carlos Santana or wait till he goes cold?

  64. Sharpio says:
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    In a 12 team Al roto auction draft I got it will the injuries making this year impossible. Who do I want more as my prize for a cheap Kluber. Mancini at 7 year one Merrifield at 2 year one or Torres still in the minors who does not start his clock until called up. He is also adding devenski at 1buck beef mg to be signed next year. Any suggestions?

    • Sharpio says:
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      @Sharpio: should read needs to be signed….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sharpio: Gleyber’s fair if you’re playing 2 years from now

  65. mcmi11ions says:
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    I’m looking for advice now.

    Would you trade deGrom and Bogaerts for Bellinger? Keeper league with no inflation and we keep 10 guys a year.

    Current SP is Sale, deGrom, Severino, Wood, Happ and Streamers. My other SS is Lindor. (Bogs has been in the UTIL all season).

    I’m leaning towards it might be too much, but I’m OK with a little bit of overpay…

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Grey: bit much like it could work in the long run and right now it’s an overpay and can deal with it or bit much like Ucker calling just a bit outside?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bit much as in same as you saying too much

          • mcmi11ions says:
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            @Grey: Thank you sir

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  66. Jack Straw says:
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    ROS – 5×5 standard roto – T. Joseph or K. Schwarber?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Jack Straw: ToJo for me.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Grey: gah! i’m off my grey game today. more disagreements than normal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’ll get there, have some Sanka

      • Jack Straw says:
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        @Grey: by large margin? Joseph may enable me to move Rizzo to 2B with two more gamed played. Not the determining factor for me but curious if the margin difference between Schwarber and Joseph is large or small that this should be considered.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, coin flip

  67. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you like Alex Meyers as a streamer vs KC. SON has him at +13. I worry about the walks and KC has been hot lately.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @lwomack58: i’m starting him.

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @mcmi11ions:

        Thank you.

  68. I watch MOANA all day long says:
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    Drop Wilson Contreras for Tom Murphy?

  69. A-Ram Baller says:
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    12 team H2H, keeper (3 players). My pitching is a mess (drafted Duffy, Carrasco, Salazar, Lackey and Jon Gray) was offered Scherzer, Robbie Ray, Berrios, Lynn, Teheran and Holland for Blackmon, Gary Sanchez and Lackey.

    No brainer right? Keepers would be Rizzo Lindor and Scherzer now.

  70. Tony C says:
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    Drop an OF or 1b for Tom Murphy?
    Moreland, Hanley, Yelich, Conforto, Benintendi, Mazara, Malex, Brinsin, and Fisher. 3 on my bench and I have no catcher.

    • Tony C says:
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      12 team 5×5 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Moreland, Mazara, Brinson are droppable

  71. Oppo Taco says:
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    Whit or DJL ROS? Thanks

  72. Fogimon says:
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    1st world problems here, yo;

    Rizzo gains 2B eligibility for me with 2 more defensive switches. I have Altuve at 2B and Odor at MI, so does Rizzo sliding over there really help me at all?

    It would basically be me picking up LoMo, ToJo, or trading for another 1B to take the place of Altuve or Odor.

    Thoughts? I hate to not utilize 2B eligibility, but, 1st world problems yo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fogimon: Doesn’t help you unless you really need HRs

  73. Foul balls says:
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    Thanks as always for the insights, is it time to drop Thor?

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Foul balls: you do and he gets picked up by a team who can afford to wait or stash him on their DL.

      Better idea if you cant hold on is to shop him around. Dropping would be such sweet sorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Foul balls: He’s not coming back until mid to late August, so if you can’t trade him, you can drop him

  74. Spyre says:
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    Stream Tyson Ross vs SEA (Paxton) ?

  75. mernest says:
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    Above you said sure for dropping McCann for Murphy…would waiting for Ramos to come back be any better, or still Murphy?

    Also, Cozart/Berrios for Carpenter/McCullers which side you like (no Betts!!)

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy — McCullers

  76. Garbles says:
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    In top form today on those Mets jabs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  77. mernest says:
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    oops i’ve got one more- drop Pujols for Matt Adams?

    • mernest says:
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      @mernest: disregard I just checked above

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  78. dfrench23 says:
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    14-team 5×5 roto (OBP not BA) with 3 catchers. We have to start 2. I have Murphy, Avila and R. Martin. Who do I keep and who do I shop? There are some teams that would like to have one of these three.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shop Avila

  79. The Fridge says:
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    Pick two in an OBP league:

    Rupp, Zunino, Wolters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Wolters

  80. Coco Crisp's Fro says:
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    H2H redraft League, B.Hamilton or Mallex Smith rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Billy

  81. Oppo Taco says:
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    Murphy over Grandal and Schwarber? Thanks! Hate asking C questions :|

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, not yet

  82. Shitwolf says:
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    Hedges or Murphy? Hope your day is nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @Grey:

        Sure for who? Haha

  83. lwomack58 says:
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    I might have to start Quintana @ TOR. Bad move.

    2. Also Beltre on wavier-drop O. Herrea for him.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Why

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Consistency with Beltre.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s played 12 games this year with 1 HR and he’s 38 years old

  84. slimbo says:
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    hey man

    time to drop lemahieu, story, trumbo or owings in shallow redrafts?

    could grab cain, moose, adams, taylor, lucroy, j rameriez or gyorko

    also how do you rank these starters ros
    lynn, hoffman, chase anderson, syndergard, samardzija

    cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose, Cain over DJ and Owings — Samard, Lynn

  85. MarvPesos

    Josh says:
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    Grey,

    hopefully your last catcher question from the day. 10-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) (35 moves/year, no streaming) with deep teams. I’ve been rocking Gattis all year and these are the wire options:
    McCann, Castillo, Avila, Martin, Hedges, Vogt, Leon & Murphy

    Obviously, i’m dropping Gattis and picking up Murphy right ?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Josh: You would think that’s obvious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  86. Big Mike says:
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    To whom it may concern,

    Some idiot in one of my yahoo public leagues dropped Bellinger last week, and I was able to scoop him up for nothing.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Big Mike: Fun league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  87. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Who do you like best as a bench bat in a 15 team roto: Kendrick, Lowrie, Boom Boom Mancini or Carlos Gomez?

    Also, what to do with Story in a keeper? Wait for a HR binge and move him? I have him at a great round reference (18th) but the K’s plus the fact that Brendan Rodgers is smoking the ball on the farm worries me for 2018/2019.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini — Yes, on Story

  88. OaktownSteve says:
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    The regression fairies would seem poised to hold the event of the season over at Aaron Judge’s place. His June BABIP is .500. FIVEHUNDRED. He’s striking out 30% of the time.

    Nick Pivetta is somewhat interesting in deep leagues. He put up numbers at AAA in 50+ innings over the last two seasons prompting the fangraphs prospect writer to identify him as one of the two or three most improved pitching prospects in the minors. I heard an interesting detail about him yesterday. He said that the major league strike zone is a lot smaller than the minor league strike zone. Took him a couple of starts to make adjustments. I wonder if there’s anything to that. I have noticed that highly touted pitching prospect tend to come up and fizzle where a lot of hot shot hitting prospect do manage to start firing right away. Anyway, Pivetta’s AAA number in those limited innings were K rate +10/9 and BB rate around 2/9. At minimum could be an interesting stream in favorable parks even in shallow leagues. I picked him up in a pitching starved dynasty.

    Chapman didn’t have a hit in his A’s debut and he struck out twice but he also walked twice. Probably worth a little more consideration in OBP leagues. Showed decent patience at AAA this year.

    My baseball watching cousin in San Diego says Franchy Cordero passes the eyeball test at least for athleticism. Guy appears to be a super athlete with more power down the road as he grows into his Lloyd McClendon muscles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge’s playing one of the best games of hide and seek with the RF’s I’ve seen in a while… Yeah, I was thinking Pivetta in an NL-Only, but scared on him in mixed… Good point on Chapman… Franchy looks like a Bowden Fluffer

      • Cram It says:
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        @OaktownSteve: @Grey: I can’t remember which ex-player/analyst it was on MLB channel last night, but he was breaking down Pivetta in a positive light, fwiw.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If it was Harold Reynolds, then I’m worried for him

  89. tony says:
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    Murphy or grandal?

    And pleas could you rank these

    Zimmer, buxton, tapia, brinson.

    Thanks a los mr grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal — Buxton, Zimmer

  90. lwomack58 says:
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    I have to drop one-jBJ or D. Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  91. peacecoast says:
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    Grey,

    What do you think of Span or Revere ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — old school!

  92. henncoop says:
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    Great stuff …Looking forward to the weekly Buy write up
    12 team dynasty 6X5 (OPS & QS) with 30 roster slots plus 5 NAs & 3 DLs. I currently have Segura, Thor & Dahl on the DL & 2 guys on the NA who were recently activated …Hader & Fisher.
    In order to activate those two I need to consider dropping a couple.
    Likely choices would be:
    Kahnle (seems heir to the closer job for CHW)
    Calhoun (recently picked has a hot bat)
    Franco (nice pedigree but my other backup 3B is Healey)
    Haniger (pleasant surprise; I’d like to give him some time)
    Shoemacker (may be injured)
    Morton ( on DL but progressing?)
    Karns (also on the DL)
    Seth Lugo
    Chatwood

    I assume I have the right guys on the DL in a dynasty league. Currently in 1st place & in top 2 for all hitting cats. ERA & QS are my 2 weakest cats. Any suggestions on who I might drop to activate either Fisher&/ or Hader?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker, Karns

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Mr Grey have a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  93. Dommattingly says:
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    Kipnis, Pirela, or Scooter?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  94. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    How about this for a trade:

    My C Seager and Chase Anderson (throw in) for Story, C Mart and Severino? I know you didn’t like my C Seager for just Story and C Mart from last night.

    10 Team H2H Points League.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: Don’t know why I’m pushing so hard for Story when he sucks like he does, but I am trying to find a team that might need a SS and has some pitching for me. Then I guess I may need a SS.

      Yeah, I will probably hold with Seager. Your thoughts would still be appreciated.

      Thanks.

  95. SteveA says:
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    Hi Grey. Happy Friday!

    12 team redraft 5×5.

    Drop any of the following for Brad Peacock?

    Taijuan Walker;
    Sean Manaea;
    Jameson Taillon; or
    Jacob Faria.

    Thanks Steve A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey: Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  96. SteveA says:
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    Another one for you…

    Same 12 team, redraft 5×5

    Do you prefer Rendon or Healy at 3B?

    Thanks again. Steve A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. William Hung says:
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    Can’t decide between Nola @ home v. ARI or Biagini @ home v. CHW – which should I roll with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  98. John says:
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    Alderman, Nola or Butler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  99. Nightpandas says:
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    Dropping Mr Anderson for Eduardo Escobar Esquire? Limited moves league for ss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, no… Not in limited moves

  100. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Is Mallex vs. Peraza close? Need the SB’s but don’t want to sacrifice too much of the avg. or hits/runs department.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir! Looking forward to your Buy column!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s up, Scuffy

  101. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Big movie buff huh? More like movie bluff!! No Cool Runnings, no Half Baked. I can’t imagine how deep this list of movies everyone has seen but you haven’t goes. I bet it gets cray….However, I will still talk Fargo with you as long as you’re acknowledging how good the last two episodes have been, like it’s what we’ve been waiting for from this season. I’m jazzed for the finale.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s discuss new Fargo in my newest post and spoil for everyone

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Yeah just realized I 3oclock dropped, the nerve! See ya over there

  102. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME ***************

  103. 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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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME ***************

  104. 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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME ***************

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

  106. 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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      Trumbo

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