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The Royals are Daddy Rich from Car Wash or Max Scherzer owed Verlander a favor.  “Hey, Scherzer, do me a solid and do a solid on the mound so my Monday start doesn’t look so bad.  You feel me?  If you do, I got a Ms. Upton to feel you.”  Little did Scherzer know that Verlander wasn’t talking about Kate Upton, but about Justin and B.J.’s sister, Misshapen.  “Misshapen, your legs are so curvaceous they remind me of the coastline of Africa.”  Or maybe Verlander is just spreading something around the clubhouse.  Anibal, you better not touch him or I will know it!  Scherzer only lost once all of last year at home, which is slightly misleading like I’m saying he is that much better at home.  He only lost twice on the road last year and his ERA on the road was almost a run and half lower.  Yesterday, it all went to pot — Lincecum, “That’s where I want to go!” — as Scherzer gave up 10 runs in four innings.  Leyland was right.  Pitchers are like barbecuing pork.  You need a lot of indirect smoke to tender up their shoulder and get ‘em right.  If this allows a buying opportunity on Scherzer, unlike Verlander, I do think this was a hiccup rather than a long, extended burp.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  The Avett Brothers would say, “Three words that became hard to say ‘I and love and Mostsuckass.'”  Me and Mostsuckass are like Sid and Nancy.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th home run.  We’re not good yet, but you keep trying to make it right, AG, and I won’t give you the biz!

Alcides Escobar – 3-for-5, 3 runs.  Just assume everyone had multiple hits yesterday, except Hosmer.  Almost doh!

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Has a 7-game hitting streak going, so we won’t start pressing DiMaggio’s ashes through a coffee press just yet, but I would grab J.D. for a little hot schmotato action.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer.  After talking complimentary about Brantley the other day and causing him to be the latest Concusstador, you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t say anything nice about Kinsler, but simply nod, smiling.

Mike Trout – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and two home runs.  This is his fantasy owner yelling to his girlfriend, “Baby, I just learned how to be multi-orgasmic!”

Kole Calhoun – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  If I knew The Sciosciapath would use this as the impetus to start Calhoun every day, I’d say mazel tov, he’s headed for a star mitzvah!  I don’t trust The Sciosciapath though.

Matt Shoemaker – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  He’s pitched excellent in his short time in the majors — 9.6 K/9; 1.9 BB/9; 2.96 xFIP; 5.3 Salami/Calabrese.  Okay, I made up the last one, but still the real ones are good.  Yet, his minor league numbers are terrible — 6+ ERA this year in Triple-A; 4.64 ERA in 2013.  I’d still lay off him in most mixed leagues, but I’d give him a flyer in some deeper ones.

Howie Kendrick – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .274 on the season with nine steals (and was caught yesterday).  Pacing out to a 10-homer, 20-steal season, which I doubt he gets to.  Probably more like 12 homers and 17 steals, which isn’t bad at MI.  Ugh, I have my 2013 crush, Josh Rutledge, on my team and I am envious of my 2012 crush, Kendrick.  May as well put Brad Miller in as my utility man.

Michael Brantley – Scratched yesterday after displaying concussion symptoms.  Why can’t I have anything nice?  John McDonald should be banned from ever turning a double play.  His knees have already changed Morneau’s career forever and now Brantley has to deal with old McDonald’s knee, i, knee, i, ow!  Someone remove his mid-legs!

Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Only one?  Lonnie Gonnie make me yawnie!

Josh Tomlin – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Hey, Tomlin, get back in your oversized chair!

Bronson Arroyo – Diagnosed with a sprained UCL.  Be interesting to see what Arroyo’s fastball will look like after Tommy John surgery.  I’m guessing it will go backwards.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (16) and legs (7).  Last time I said something like this, McDonald dropped a big knee on Brantley, but Frazier is making better contact this year, so his average shouldn’t bottom out.  He’s running like I always thought he was capable of and making my sleeper post about him, not only doable, but capable of being exceeded by a lot.

Billy Hamilton – 3-for-4, 2 runs and 3 steals (26, 27, 28), two of them were easy, straight off Cumpton.  EFIL4FONGAS!

Ryan Ludwick – 2-for-3, 1 RBI a game after going 4-for-5.  It won’t last forever, so get in while the getting’s goodwick.

Josh Harrison – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd steal.  He’s already been dropped down to the bottom of the order, and I was kinda hoping Harrrison would slump out of the lineup, so not to mess with Starling Marte (2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .264).  Marte does seem like he’s moved back on the Pirates good side.  The non-eye patched side, specifically.

Jordy Mercer – 2-for-5 and his 1st steal.  I picked him up to replace Rutledge since he never plays.  This is my pity party.  Leave me alone.

Jedd Gyorko – Not near returning since he’s shuffling around in a walking boot.  The Gyorkoff should’ve had a boot put on his bats.

Roenis Elias – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  As the weird guy with the feathered hair says in the urinal next to you, “Nice stream.”  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, and I can understand it.

James Jones – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 11th steal and 4th in two games.  Loving Jim Jones and I’m drinking the SAGNOF Kool-Aid!

Robinson Cano – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Watch out, Erick Aybar, Cano’s coming for you!

Jesus Montero – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Jesus Montero could make a non-believer out of the most religious person.

CC Sabathia – Threw a bullpen session.  Your uncle just sat up straight, thinking, “Now, if only Verlander can fix himself, my fantasy team is going to be rad!”

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the completely lifeless Blue Jays.  It’s like Dave Winfield threw a warm-up toss at the Blue Jays.

Colby Rasmus – Due back today.  Yay, he finally figured out Waze!

Marcus Stroman – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER.  Blue Jays should really put him in the rotation already.  Oh, right.

Darwin Barney – 1-for-4, 1 run and a steal.  His steal was the front end of a double steal with Eli Whiteside.  Elias Sports Bureau said the Barney/Whiteside double steal was the most unathletic sounding double steal ever recorded in baseball history.

Junior Lake – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .236 on the year.  He’s giving the kind of year you were expecting from Venable.  I’m not sure if that’s a compliment.  I think it is.

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-5, 1 RBI.  He’s usually Malbuena, but he’s hitting over .400 in the last week and has been leading off.  Hot schmotato!

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Eovaldi’s paisan and Teresa DeSclafani’s brother who chased you all over school to beat you up for spreading rumors about her didn’t, how do I say this, look so good.  I’d leave him for NL-Only’ers for now.  DeSclafani’s too Old World for you mixed leaguers.

Adeiny Hechavarria – 4-for-5, 1 run, has hit in six straight, but I’m pessimistic it’ll continue for a Hechavarria long time.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-4, 1 run.  In case it wasn’t clear when I said I liked Marisnick more than Yelich when they were first called up last year, I’ll say again on the reiteration tip, I would own him.  Don’t love him batting eighth though, as he did yesterday.  They never batted Mantlenick eighth!

Carlos Gomez – Out for his 2nd straight game with a sore hamstring.  Oh, no, the name CarGo is polluted.  We have to evacuate!

Jonathan Lucroy – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and two homers (7, 8), hitting .341 on the year.  If the Brewers continue to win, Lucroy’s going to win the MVP and end up ranked number one overall at Rotoworld.  Whether it’s Jonathan or Joninstead of, he’s making it hard to compare him to any catchers.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Scooter can’t be stopped, but he can be contained by a heavy bike chain.

Roger Kieschnick – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  No relation to Marisnick.  He’s been playing every day in left field and has some power.  More of an NL-Only play for now, but since the Diamondbacks gave up on this season already, they might just play him a lot until Trumbo returns.

Desmond Jennings – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer as he hits .241.  This is completely unsubstantiated by any facts, but it seems like he gets his batting average to right around .240 then shoots up to .260, then plummets again to .240.  Even if it’s not true, it will seem like it.  It’s called confirmation bias.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Don’t even look at his player page.  No wonder they call him Steve Pearce’ing eyes.  He’s a PUA, for sure.

Adam Wainwright – His bullpen session today will decide whether or not he can start on Saturday.  Like a fish, I wait with bated breath.

Jon Jay – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  The Federalist is making papers!  Yesterday, he was hitting near.-400 in the last week, now hitting near-.450.  Do I hear .500 in the last week?  We’ll see tomorrow.  Or not.  Your choice.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  Has a five-game hitting streak, but not much else to mention.  Hohum, which only sounds like a sexy time command.

David Wright – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Bit early to be thinking about this, but I’m curious where he’s going to get drafted next year.  Him and Pedroia are battling for one and two for more name value than anything else.

Matt Cain – 5 IP, 7 ER.  Your uncle again, “Okay, when I get CC, Verlander AND Cain right, I’m going to be unstoppable!”

Hunter Pence – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer.  Guessing he’s going to go crazy on the base paths today or he may just have a mental breakdown.  “I need three steals!”  Pence’s arms and legs flailing.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 6th steal.  Okay, I’ve seen enough.  He wasn’t good for about two months there, but he’s hitting over .400 in the last week and is only owned in 44% of leagues.  He could be over 90% by next week.  Go.  Now.

Gordon Beckham – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Speaking of Beckham, I have World Cup Fever!   I mean, I felt a little under the weather and I hear the World Cup is going on.  That’s World Cup Fever, right?

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Has it been a week since his last homer?  Time really flies when you have World Cup Fever!  Here, feel my forehead.  That’s not my forehead, silly!

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Wow, I honestly thought he retired.

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, but was hit in the hand by a liner and had to leave the game.    The good news, he might have an actual excuse for missing games this time.

Bryce Harper – Took batting practice, which is great, but there was six kids waiting for their turn in the cage and Harper just kept going and going.  Not cool.

Tanner Roark – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I’m not embarrassed to say I picked Roark up two starts ago to stream, then dropped him, then picked him back up for his next start, then dropped him, then picked him back up.  On my team, he has 19 IP and a 1.42 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and three wins.  I think I’m just gonna keep him now.

Denard Span – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th steal.  No idea where I’ve heard his name before.  Oh, I know!  I’ve been telling you to pick him up for the last three weeks.  That’s right.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  I feel like this is the first positive mention of Zimmerman all year, and it’s a backhanded one because I’m pointing out he’s had no positive news all year.  How’s dem apples?  Sour!

Dallas Keuchel – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  A normal start from a pitcher you never heard of prior to this year was bound to happen.  His peripherals still look fine, and I’d look at this as a bump in the road, and not a bump in the road like when you rent a car, open all the doors and then go over a speed bump as hard as you can because you paid for insurance on the rental.  What?  I’m the only one that does that?

Jose Altuve – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs as he returned from his injured hand.  If height was might, Altuve would be a two-sport star also in the NBA.

Matt Dominguez – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Hey, a non-Sunday solid game!  Dominguez, you make me grateful I didn’t set my iCal reminder to pick you up on Saturday.  Dominguez has three straight two-hit games, including a homer (on Sunday, of course).

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He’s hitting near-.400 in the month of June.  Yup.  On our 30-day Player Rater, Fowler is top 50.  (Oh, and Michael Brantley was number one.  Oy.)

Drew Pomeranz – Hit the DL with a fractured hand after punching a chair.  Too bad it wasn’t the Chair of the Grey Hates Your Guts Committee, Prince Fielder.

Derek Norris – 2-for-2, 5 RBIs and his 8th homer as he replaced John Jaso who had gone 2-for-3, 1 run.  Can I get Billy Beane to manage just my catcher spot on my fantasy teams?

Stephen Vogt – 3-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .359 in 12 games this year.  I don’t trust guys with a GT in their name, unless it’s short for GTL, but he does have catcher eligibility for deep leagues.

Alberto Callaspo – 2-for-2, 1 RBI and is officially a hot schmotato after his 4-for-5 night on Monday.  For those hurting at MI, do onto your team as Momma Callaspo would want done.

Carlos Pena – The Rangers signed him to a minor league deal.  You know there’s someone in the Rangers front office assigned to finding out if Lance Berkman wants to come out of retirement.  You know there is.

Yu Darvish – 5 IP, 4 ER.  Did anyone see Verlander sneeze on him?   Please, we have to know what vaccine to use!

Rougned Odor – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  It feels like the week of middle infielders and I was using Rutledge?  Old stupidity dies hard.

David Carpenter – Hit the 15-day DL with a strained right biceps.  Carpenter went from hammering home pitches to screwed.

Cliff Lee – Threw twenty pitches yesterday.  With the economy of strikes to balls he throws, that’ll get him through five innings.  Get back on the field!

Ryan Howard – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, which came in the first inning.  Bangfizzle!

Reid Brignac – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting near-.400 in the last week with a homer and steal.  I don’t like him, you don’t like him, but we don’t have to to (stutterer!) own a guy that is hot.

Kyle Kendrick – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Now has back-to-back Quality Starts, which is whatever since he’s a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator hates his next start (though it didn’t like last night’s either, FWIWerth).

Grady Sizemore – Designated for assignment.  His assignment is to shoot some more of those hot-as-f*ck selfies — rawr!

Brock Holt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 5th steal.  Waiting until a guy gets cold to pick him up is kinda counterintuitive.

Phil Hughes – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He has 72 Ks and 8 walks in 82 1/3 IP.  Zoinks!  He just needed to get away from the bright glare in New York, I guess.  That bright glare being the sun reflecting off of Girardi’s braces.

Daniel Santana – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 6th steal, hitting .346 since he was promoted.  Santana rankings:  Danny, Tito, Santana (band), Ervin, Carlos.  Danny, you Leaping Lanny Poffo’d Tito!

Yohan Pino – Will take over the Twins rotation spot of Deduno.  He’s a 30-year-old rookie on the Twins, so I’d pass.  His name does fit well into The Pina Colada Song though.  If Yohan Pino and making love in the rain…If you’re not into YoGa, or thinking, “Whatever happened to Jason Lane?”

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  1. Sal says:
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    Who would you rather have eaton or Calhoun

    • gareth says:
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      @Sal: I’d rather have punctuation.

      • Landru says:
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        @gareth: Gareth wins the internet.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal: Coin flip, I’d lean Calhoun barely

      • Sparty Scott says:
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        @Grey: Calhoun or Arcia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arcia

          • I Zimbra says:
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            @Grey:

            Yea those K% and BB% really scream success to come….

  2. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Is there a reason your rundowns come out in the 3am EST-3:10am range? Or is that time something you can maybe push earlier to 2:45 am?

    All my leagues are next-day adds, and often times I’m waiting to see who are your must-adds in these rundowns, but it sucks because then I have to wait a whole next day to get the player on my team after you tout them. I’ll add them at around 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, but then have to wait till Thursday night to see them in action. Would much rather add them at around 2:55 a.m on a “Fantasy Tuesday” and get them in for Wednesday.

    Also, that’s a #firstworldproblem if there ever was one.

    Anyways, just a suggestion. I know it may not go anywhere, but the difference of 15 minutes would be huge in having the player added to your roster the very next day instead of waiting 24 hours and possibly missing out on some more hot schmotato-ness!

    • Spammer Jay says:
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      @Eddy: wow.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        I’m calling troll…

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Eddy: You can’t add players without help?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: get your comish to change to daily-today transactions, which are better than the current daily-tomorrow rubbish you are currently living under. also, does your dog follow you around when you defecate?

    • justanuncle says:
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      @Eddy: couple problems here: he obviously has to wait until all the games are finished before he can post his thoughts. If the games end around elevenish western standard time; then he would be done writing at twelve which is around three on the east coast. While he is the fantasy baseball writer of our generation it still takes side time to come up with this shizz. Get off his jock and let the man work. People who live on the east coast always think the world revolves around them.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Eddy: wow

    • @Eddy: Eddy move to the west coast, it would be easier that way..wow

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        So rather than message your commissioner to ask for a change you message writers at a website to tell them how to do their job? Right on!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      dude….

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Eddy: I mean, just…

      Gray throws down a comprehensive and humorous 3000 word essay every day of the week that drops in the middle of the night and you want it earlier! Plus your league settings suck which is the real problem.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Eddy: Stop playing in leagues that require you to be up at 3am for one.

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @SallyCips: THIS

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Eddy: NC…not cool.

    • Bed Devils says:
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      @Eddy: Hey! lay off of poor Eddy…maybe he just bought Grey a $2 Million daiquiri or maybe he saved Grey’s Coug and now he’s collecting on his debts.

  3. Free Max B says:
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    I know this is a (repeated) follow-up question, but I’ll try to keep it concise. I just can’t finalize a move without Grey approval ;) (no, maybe yes homo).

    You okay’d my Rizzo/Myers/Dickey/Porcello for Kinsler/Belt/Lee/Soriano. I’m feeling a lot better about it now.

    Alternatively I can send Rizzo/Hamilton/Beltran/Dickey/Porcello for the same plus James Shields.

    Leave the first one alone?

    • Commissioner of the Fantasy Overlord Defamation League says:
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      @Free Max B: Billy or Josh?
      I love me some Big Game James though

    • Spammer Jay says:
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      @Free Max B: grey is the saint of fantasy baseball.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Spammer Jay: Though I think even he would agree that Saint Grey sounds gayer than Saint Elmo’s Fire. Better to be just good ol’ Grey without the saint part.

        Cheers,
        Ante

  4. Filkarri says:
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    I need steals so I’m looking at picking up James Jones. Is he worth dropping Zach Wheeler or Torii Hunter? 12 team roto with limited moves. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      keep in mind that that little outburst came against the Padres, one of the easiest teams to run against. I would hold the other two players, honestly.

  5. Commissioner of the Fantasy Overlord Defamation League says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Good job on yet another entertaining read. Quick pitching question today. 5 pitching cat league (ERA, WHIP, K, W, SV) Believe it or not, at the time of Heaney’s call up, both him and Taijuan Walker were available. Obviously Walker’s owner was sick of the FBO attacking his team. (Sidenote: After me bragging that the FBO had not cursed any of my pitchers with Tommy John all year, what did he do? Send my catcher under the knife. Goodbye Weiters, it was fun stashing you on my DL while it lasted. God, the FBO is truly sick.) So I picked up Heaney, but am wondering if you think I should drop him for Taijuan? I have room til Trumbo comes off the DL so who do you think will be better in the interim? Let me know.

    Thanks,
    Da Commish

  6. gareth says:
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    Hey J-foh – how about another batty call challenge? Did you pick up / or plan to pick up someone for today / tomorrow?

    I already grabbed someone for today’s game. If you did too, let me know and I will reveal who I added. Then let the batty battle commence!

  7. gareth says:
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    G3!

  8. OhSoSuave. says:
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    First time posting on this site but love it! It’s been a huge help. I finished in last place last year and am somehow managing to be in first so far (Jose Abreu is Cuban Jeezus) but I was wondering who you’d prefer in a trade that I have proposed to me.
    My Ryan Braun for Rafael soriano and king Felix. Arms or the bat? Any response would help! Thanks Playas.<—gangster way of saying player(assuming you don't just crush alot)

    • The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @OhSoSuave.: Are you weak in saves and do you lack a top starter? Who would fill in for Braun?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Braun

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @OhSoSuave.: I think Gray would say Braun and don’t pay for saves.

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Moose Out Front: *Grey. Having Sonny on my team this year has me messing the spelling up for the real Grey.

  9. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey grey! Thanks for the the aybar comparison. I feel special! I was thinking ‘Pino noir’ but thanks for getting that song in my head. If you like reading razzball at midnight!…dum…badabumbum

  10. Dan says:
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    Neil walker, Danny Santana, or Kolten Wong ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Walker…Wong if steals is a bigger issue for you

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Dan: Walker

    • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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      @Dan: Screw Walker.

  11. Balmy Tundrastein says:
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    i saw you yesterday tell somebody that you’d take hahn over volquez? does this apply to QS 16 team leagues? i’m worried even if you like hahn (it was one start against the Mess), his roster spot doesn’t seem very secure. your answer could’ve applied only to shallower leagues where a bunch of guys like these are openly available, or you could’ve directed answer due to short term future opps. this league has free agent pitchers like worley/koehler/tomlin (only after yesterday’s start)/cosart/kendrick/santiago. also i’m assuming volquez is better than those listed guys.
    2. weakest start out of
    hutchison @ NYY (SON doesn’t buy into “road dominance” of hutch)
    morton @ CUBS (has been great lately)
    Odorizzi vs HOU (SON loves this and he was good last time)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hutch

      • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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        @Grey: it wasn’t too long though before it told right, it likely became longer term.

  12. A2K says:
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    Odor or Wong ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong

      • A2K says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks, keep rippin

  13. Pops says:
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    Grey,

    We have the Kimbrel—I nominate………The Verlander

    • @Pops: As in, Sherzer went all Verlander last night and then some!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pops: Ha… Seriously

    • Robby D says:
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      @Pops:

      The VERLANDER! – There can be more than one unfortunately

  14. goodfold2 says:
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    this team got enough decent keepers (6) for 16 team league with hits/OPS/holds/QS added in to join?
    a.gordon/miggy/hosmer/kinsler/r.zimm/s.castro/samardzija/perkins/a-gon/eovaldi

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: and revere. team is in 11th even though i clearly hasn’t been manned in a while (DL guys)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: ok took over that team, but it’s pitching str up horrible. immidiately dropped a bunch of trash players and picked up Gee/James Jones/Rutledge/morton.
        mccarthy/shark/eovaldi/h.santiago/miley/lackey/perkins/bastardo/c.perez (he’s getting thrown away for fien or somebody next week, only 4 pickups per week).
        1. what level of pitcher should i expect to get for 1 of
        a. a-gon
        b. hosmer.
        i’m thinking A-gon pulls in a good SP, and i can grab Dunn (these 2 aren’t that far apart in OPS leagues)

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Top 25

          • Snacks13 says:
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            @Mike: Do u mean preseason or current top 25? I don’t want to trade my A-Gon for Jason Hammel and think I was doing it right….

        • Jason says:
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          @goodfold2: Welcome to the World Series of Baseball league goodfold – I’m the guy that just rejected your offer of Gonzo for Wacha (since I already have Goldy, Abreu and V-Mart).

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Jason: yeah, right after i sent it i noticed you had the least need for another 1B. first time i’ve seen this happen openly here. i’ve seen you around here before as well, without having played with you before. sure did send the flag out as to who i was i suppose by you seeing exactly the adds/drops i made in 20 minutes.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Jason: how long has that league existed?

            • Jason says:
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              @goodfold2: Not sure, I inherited a team last season.

  15. Swfcdan says:
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    Hahaha great blurbs today you are in fire!

    Almost forgot my question in my laughter. Was probably going to drop Pomeranz anyway but definately will due to his idioticness. Do you like Whitley as a streamer today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  16. Bill and/or Ted says:
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    Grey,

    I know you hate Kinsler and Wright, so did I get a better deal by selling name value or did I give too much.

    I gave: Wright, Kinsler, Bats , Price
    I got: Miggy, Dozier, Cain, Osuna (player he dropped)

    Thanks!

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Bill and/or Ted: Bautista is top 10.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bill and/or Ted: This week on “When Commenters Take Grey’s Opinion To The Extreme”…

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Cram It: Agreed

    • Joe says:
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      @Bill and/or Ted: Just wanted to stop in and let you know how awful that trade was.

    • ddmcd1974 says:
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      @Bill and/or Ted: That’s crazy. Well hopefully you cleared that trade before yesterday because Cain was on fire. Not. Cain has been horrible and was pounded again last night. Maybe if you got Wainwright or King Felix in the deal but Cain just blows. And Price? He could be on the A’s or Giants by August.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @SallyCips: @ddmcd1974: A’s aren’t paying Price money. the price of Price is wrong, bitch!

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Bill and/or Ted: wright sucks..so pretty much you traded Bats and Kinsler for Miggy and Dozier which i think you won…then you traded Price for Ozuna and Cain which i think you messed up here unless Cain pitches a strong second half like last year then you didnt mess up so bad…ozuna is a waiver fodder if u ask me

  17. 740 says:
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    Nice read Grey, as always. 10team roto 5×5. Would u start Kennedy and Kluber tomorrow? I feel it’s kinda risky, but I wanted ur input.

    Thanks again

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  18. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    Buzz Aldrin was one of the first men on the moon. His mothers maiden name was also Moon.

    • Big League Wood says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: bids

      His favorite player was Blue Moon Odom.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Fun Fact…I live in a house formerly occupied by an astronaut. True story.

    • Cram It says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Ya muther’s an astronaut. Ho.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Cram It:NO YO MAMMA’s An Astronaut. Slut.

        • Cram It says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: I though you’d be on the Dice Clay tip…

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Cram It: My bad…right over my head

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: And he loved the acting of Soleil Moon Frye

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Good one…he used to watch Punky Brewster while eating Moon Pies

  19. Big League Wood says:
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    Chasing steals for awhile and have rostered EY2, Hey Raj Davis and Evil Ways Santana this week.

    Team in fourth place 6 points out of lead in standard 12 team roto with innings cap and deeper benches.

    Stuck at 40 steals and 3 points. Is it worth the hit in other stats ? to move up I will need to pass 45, 48, and 53 steals.

    Will be benching Simmons and Rasmus/Arcia.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d cut EY2 after the Miami series and roll with Davis

    • Anthony says:
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      @Big League Wood: why did you draft david Ortiz in the 5th round ?

  20. Lou says:
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    Hey Grey! I know it may seem like dumb question now but which side u like better for ROS:
    Tanaka (4th rd keeper next year) & Lucroy OR Schzerer (8th rd keeper next year) & K Davis ?

    • Lou says:
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      @Lou: CORRECTION – sorry,
      Hey Grey! which side u like better for ROS:
      Tanaka (4th rd keeper next year) & Lucroy OR Schzerer (8th rd keeper next year) & Rosario?

    • Lou says:
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      @Lou: CORRECTION – sorry,
      Hey Grey! which side u like better for ROS:
      Tanaka (4th rd keeper next year) & Lucroy OR Schzerer (8th rd keeper next year) & Rosario?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Tanaka

  21. Tigres says:
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    Wait, people dont say rad anymore? And should I drop Hill for Odor?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I say rad. I’m 34 and a nerd though.

      Hold Hill

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: Rad to the max Mike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: They do in Croatia where 80’s movies are played regularly on TV… Hold

  22. jared says:
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    Need a second baseman Wong, odor, mercer, or gennet? H2h categories with xbh and obp.

  23. Nightpandas says:
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    Tied for first in my 15 team keep 11. Trying to get another decent pitcher.

    A rebuilding owner is gaga over Polanco. Would you deal Polanco and Bruce for J Hamilton, Lester and Betts?

    QS and OBP league

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Polanco side in a keeper

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Mike: I agree with Mike. You’re giving up too much. Hold onto Polanco & Bruce.

  24. Beltran toast, or just starting to heat up?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not a huge fan

  25. DAY GAMES, love me some day baseball, which of course a 1pm game starts at 6 pm here, but better than those 3 am starts on the left coast! cheers

  26. Glen Coco says:
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    I wish I had 1/5th of your wit.

    Great read as usual Grey.

  27. Miz says:
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    Wuddup Grey, good shizz as always.
    So whats your evaluation on Brad Mills possibly cracking the rotation in Oakland? He had pretty good numbers in the minors. Also any info on when Alex Wood will come back? He’s available in my league, is Stroman droppable for Wood?;-) thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Wood…I think he’s due to come back at the end of the month

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t sweat Mills.

  28. stonepie says:
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    thinking about making a move for chris davis, i need power. maybe a cano-davis swap or some combo of rios/cobb.
    already have hosmer and rizzo so davis would be my 2nd UTIL spot which is occupied by murphy. could slide murphy into 2nd if i deal cano

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold onto Cano and find another way to acquire him.

  29. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Billy butler or ozuna ROS?

  30. Joesh says:
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    12man H2H with QS and K/BB, drop any of these guys for a streamer slot?

    Bauer, Stroman, McHugh

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bauer

  31. Jordan73 says:
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    Thinking of offering Kipnis for Zobrist, based partially on the hope that Zobrist gets traded to a better offense. Would you consider this a good trade even if he finishes the year in Tampa?

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Jordan73: Get that thought out of your head. Zobrist is 33 on the wrong side of his career . You could get him much cheaper.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kipnis

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jordan73: Thats Awful…DONT DO IT

  32. kyle kendrick says:
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    Gennett or La Stella? Have wong, but need a backup just in case since Gyorko… screwed me

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Scooter

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @kyle kendrick: I wouldn’t roster a back-up 2B.

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @Moose Out Front: League has SO many roster spots and is so deep that it makes no sense not to. Also locks for the week so it doesn’t make sense having too many pitchers.

        • Moose Out Front says:
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          @kyle kendrick: I see. That makes some sense.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Moose Out Front: need backup 2B if you roster wong. unless you want to have an empty roster spot at least twice a week

  33. DancinHomer says:
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    Grey; if you somehow have a Bat phone to Billy Beane, I sure could use some advice at the catcher (yes, I know we all LOVE catcher questions) spot.

    Currently have Yan Gomes and have been Ron Popeil-ing him all season, but is it time to finally cut bait for one of the below:

    Kurt Suzuki
    Robinson Chirinos
    Stephen Vogt
    Carlos Ruiz

    Heck, at this point I’m debating leaving my “C” spot open and allowing myself to stream another pitcher.

    Thanks in advance

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stick wiht Gomes

  34. The Strolg says:
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    Is LaTroy aware that the Regression Fairies love to sing ‘The Camptown Lady’ and jump around like they’re from Kansas City?

  35. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Too soon on the Fat Elvis joke… too soon. Remember we also signed Manny to a minor league deal last year, didn’t pan out. I guess our logic is try and try again, and eventually you’ll get lucky and grab another 2010 Guerrero

  36. Mello Yello says:
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    Hutchison on the road tomorrow! Whenever I want you, all I have to do, is streeeeeeeam. Stream, stream, stream!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Haha

  37. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Wright for Scherzer, which side? I have Seager, Bogaerts as my other 3b.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wright

    • @Brooks Jacoby: Wright,

      Sherzer and Verlander, rumor is, they will get a 2for 1 TJ surgery from Dr. Jimmy and then play house with the luscious Kate Upton for the rest of the season..

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Brooks Jacoby: Looks like the man with the stache is the tie breaker

  38. Nicholas Cages Angry Checkbook says:
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    Bogaerts or Seager ROS?

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Nicholas Cages Angry Checkbook: Monday Grey said Xander to this same question. I remember because it surprised me.

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Moose Out Front: I just went back and searched the comments from Monday and Tuesday and couldn’t find this so I may have hallucinated.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Moose Out Front: i saw it too, but it might not have been monday.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Nicholas Cages Angry Checkbook: Seager will have a good stretch of games (like he is now), but I’d take Bogaerts over the rest of the season.

  39. Mike T says:
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    In a keeper league that allows us to keep 1 minor league player in our N/A slot. I just activated Andrew Heaney and looking to add Alex Wood for new vacant N/A slot. Is he worth a stash?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yes

  40. Mike says:
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    Richards or Kluber ROS?
    Trading for one of them
    Thx!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kluber

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Mike: That’s a coin flip. I’d go with Richards though.

  41. Boy Wonder says:
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    Aaron Hill or Scooter Gennett?

    Quintana or Roenis Elias?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hill, Quintana

  42. Miz says:
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    10team H2H pts league I was offered Harper for Iwakuma and J. Arrieta. My OFs are Morse, Craig, Gordon, Pence and SPs are Kersh, Hernandez, Teheran, Eovaldi, Gausman, Heaney….should I pull the trigger? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Take Harper

  43. Undecided says:
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    I was offered Pence for Teheran. Because of my man crush for Teheran, my mind is telling me yes but my body is telling me no. Take it?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Take it

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Undecided: Listen to your body…your mind knows Teheran’s up for the Cy Young right?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Undecided: I don’t see nothing wrong with a little Teheran. Hold.

  44. Mike says:
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    Please rank Morse,Hosmer,Mourneau ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hosmer, Morneau, Morse

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: Hosmer, Morse, Morneau

  45. Five-On-One says:
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    Who is closing for the Cubbies this week? Rondon? Ramirez? Russell? Who is the guy to own?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m going with Ramirez

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Five-On-One: Ramirez…but don’t give up anything too important to get him

  46. SteveThePirate says:
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    Fairly deep H2H league. Should I drop Phelps or deGrom for Shoemaker?

  47. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning all,
    Grey, I can’t believe I never thought of doing that with a rental car. Honestly I never buy the insurance. I will next time. What happens when you take a speed bump at 100? Is it as amazing as I imagine it will be?

    Also, quick question. Been mulling offering Springer for Donaldson, thinking maybe I can get him cheap after the slump(doubtful). You worried about him, or just considering the recent slide a correction?
    Thanks,
    P.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d do that trade. Just a slump

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thx, Mike.
        Only hesitation is I am a tad light on steals week to week. I’ve been waiting for Springer to run but he hasn’t been. You thinking the steals will come for him this year? I’d hate to trade him and then he reels of 10 steals in July. Penny for your thoughts…

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I think the steals will come. He’s adjusting to the majors, including running against major league pitchers/catchers, it may take time, but he has speed.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Springer went 40/40 last year in AAA. Speed doesn’t slump. I think there’s something wrong with Springer’s knee (e.g., he missed two-to-three games a week ago) that’s causing him not to steal any bases. If it’s a keeper league, not a chance. I’d take Donaldson in a redraft league.

  48. Don Ready says:
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    Who is more productive over the remainder of the season… Eaton or Span?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Eaton

  49. Magnoliaelectricompany says:
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    grey….I get yr deep love of Chisenhall,but I desperately need R’s,SB ‘s and BA….standard h2h and have a strong 1-5SP

    Chisenhall/Teheran for Reyes/Strohman?

    Thnks

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Magnoliaelectricompany: Hold onto Chisenhall and Teheran. There’s a better return on that package other than Reyes.

  50. Tim says:
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    Morning all,
    Thanks for the update, Grey. I’m in a 14-team 5×5 standard salary-cap keeper league (10 pitchers, no bench). Closer question here…..Grilli ($14) has been depressing me lately, and obviously Melancon is waiting in the wings. Another GM owns Melancon, but Axford ($9) and N Ramirez ($10) are available on waivers……is it worth dropping Grilli for either of these guys (despite the uncertainty around both), or hold for now?

    I also have Kimbrel and L Hawkins as closers…….so maybe I look at swapping in another starter for Grilli (Harang, Morton, Elias, W-Y Chen are available)….?

    Appreciate any & all advice!
    T

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold for now

  51. papasmurf says:
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    Wish I had Frazier instead of Eva Longoria playing 3b. (He decided to drop the N from his name cuz he realized he’s more famous for sharing the name with the actress than he is for being a ball player)

    Had Altuve on the bench. Back to back 4 hit games on the pine holy momma of all smurfs! Meanwhile Dee is 0 for 4.

    A 4 for 4 game vs. a lefty on my bench sandwiched between two 0fer 4s in lineup vs. righties. FML.

    To make matters worse, Norris HR 5 ribbies on bench. Since he didn’t start the game, not much I can do about that. Xcept say, sonnuvabench!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sonnuvabench!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @papasmurf: At least your bench is nasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: I hear ya, could’ve traded for him instead of Longo

  52. smegma says:
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    2 questions:

    Which one to drop due to full DL: Pomeranz, Myers, Gee

    Which 2 closers ROS: Reed, C. Allen, Frieri, Hawkins

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @smegma: Pom…Reed/Allen

  53. TJ says:
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    No questions today. Just need to vent and say that I absolutely despise owning Eric Hosmer this year.

    Dude has been riding my bench all season long, I’ve been waiting for him to heat up, and know he is too good to drop.

    He’s been hitting all week, so I finally slot him in to my UTIL slot for last night. I see that the Royals scored 11 off Scherzer and get excited. Only to be crushed by the 0/5 ticker tease.

    You broke my heart, Hosmer.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @TJ: What a Gyorkoff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: I hear ya

  54. matlock says:
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    18 teamer 7×7 obp, holds keeper league…dump rutledge for any of the following?:
    jd martinez, van slyke,kieschnick,parker,aj ellis,pearce, mr. baseball tom selleck,mr. baseball bob uecker, mr. belvedere?

    or anyone else that may help my worst season yet? mr jack daniels? or for our frugal friends, mr. boston?

    thx in advance!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…hold

      • matlock says:
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        @Mike:

        thx for the reply. Does TDA (NYM) tickle your fancy in this scenario? current backstop is avila. thx!

  55. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks Grey for the great read!

    Should I drop Arcia for Butler?

    Thanks again

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia

  56. Billy the Goat says:
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    Do you think The Donaldson has the kind of OCD where he needs to have the same number of Errors and Homeruns? It’s a lot less fun kind of OCD than Pence’s.

  57. Fungazi says:
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    The thing about living on the East coast and owning a bunch of West coast guys, is that the next morning is never boring. Hanley homered and Norris isn’t playing when you go to bed.. next day Hanley might be going DL and Norris had a huge day.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha, yeah it’s crazy. I woke up to a nice night from Odor and a dead Hanley

  58. Mat says:
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    I know Choo’s April was unsustainable throughout the whole season but he has batted UNDER .200 for the past month!! Is his ankle problem still lingering or is he feeling the pressure of the huge deal he signed this winter?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m sure the ankles don’t help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mat: I said to sell him after April

      • Mat says:
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        @Grey: Yes you did, I was uneasy to dangle him in a trade though (OBP league)

  59. McGaffer12 says:
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    Me again on the getting rid of Pedroia front

    Again, there is little if any market and I could really use an arm

    Would Fister or Kluber are looking like the best out there for him

    Which one would you take?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kluber

  60. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS), pick 3 OF to start today: Werth (HT 25.4), Holt (20.4), Span (18.7), Springer (16.9), Moss (15.5). Holt would be a pickup, dropping W Davis.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Werth, Span, Springer

  61. SportiveTricks says:
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    SoN kinda meh on it, but any thoughts on starting Gausman today? Against Cobb, who looks back on track?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m starting him

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Mike:

        I have Cobb, too, and I am obviously starting him. Feels kinda scary, but here goes…..

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          hold my internet hand…

          • SportiveTricks says:
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            @Mike:

            Yeah, we’re just internet friends, though right? I am totally confident. Just saying.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @SportiveTricks: I’m starting Gausman today amidst his $2.8 on the Stream-O-Nator. I think he’ll have a QS but no W against Cobb.

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop:

        And look how things turned out . . .

  62. Boomhower says:
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    I’m starting to grow old of Pedroia…thoughts on him ROS?

    Any reason not to pick up Scooter for a short term sub?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, if it’s a short term sub. I wouldnt give up on Pedroia

  63. Anal Herschiser says:
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    Sup Grey. This a.m. I convinced a disgruntled owner into giving me his Scherzer for my Iwakuma and G. Polanco. I’ve got OZUNA and Dickerson to step in for Polanco until Harper comes back. Pull the trig?

    Side note: Your daily write ups make fantasy baseball 5x as fun, so thanks for that.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice, yeah I like it

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Anal Herschiser: id rather have iwakuma and polanco

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Anal Herschiser: I’d keep polonco side

  64. kyle kendrick says:
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    What about Gennett or Odor?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Odor

  65. Game of Throws says:
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    How long is Grilli’s leash? Is Melancon worth an add in a 40 move limit league? Dropping Familia as i’ve been chasing saves to little avail lately.

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  66. Keith Sweat says:
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    Ryan Braun or Carlos Gomez for the rest of the year?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Keith Sweat: If Gomez’s hamstring isn’t an issue, I’m going with him all day.

  67. SallyCips says:
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    YO folks,

    Need a front line starter to go with Hamels (rest of staff shakes out as Garza/Gallardo/Cashner/Richards). Willing to deal J.Up; who should I target?

    Grazie in advance!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Top 15

  68. Wilsonian says:
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    Two questions:

    1) Would you drop Hosmer for Alcides or Moustakas for a bench/utility bat? I have 4 1Bs on my team as-is (Davis, Rizzo, Singleton, Hosmer) and while I can play all four at the same time, seems like it’s a bit of overkill. I also have the constantly banged up Hanley on my team.

    2) Would you drop Rosario Dawson for Sal Perez or Norris? Rosario hit a HR the other night, so I kept him for a little bit longer, but he’s still not looking like the best of options.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1) I’d hold Hosmer
      2) I prefer Rosario, but in an 8-team league you could almost stream the catcher spot each week

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: I’ll hang on to Hosmer for right now. The catcher spot is killing me with some available options. He’s just been downright terrible. We only have 9 moves per week, so I may hold off a couple more days and see what he does. I’ve already used 3 moves for SP streams, and would like to hang on to a couple moves just in case I really need something this weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian: In an 8 tam league, I could see dropping Rosario when he’s on the road and then grabbing him before a lengthy home stand

  69. Ryan says:
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    Is this too much to trade away in a dynasty league? I give kris bryant garret richards doolittle eugenio suarez for desmond and tenaka.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no, it’s not too much

      • Ryan says:
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        @Mike: Do you think this trade is worth pursuing? Losing bryant really stings and looks like to be a star.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yes, I like the Tanaka side

          • Ryan says:
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            @Mike: Thanks! Do you think desmond brings his avg back up to his career norm?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Ryan: Desmond and Tanaka

  70. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Lawrie, Valbuena, Wong, Scooter, La Stella, or Harrison (if he ends up getting MI eligibility) ROS?

    Elias, Miley, Tillman, LIriano, Peavy, or Meyer ROS?

    Still holding Arcia?

    Thanks for the help guys.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lawrie, Wong

      they’re all streamers

      hold Arcia

  71. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Trying to move Pence. Have 4 OFs for 3 OF positions.

    Which SP would be a reasonable trade?

    1. Hamels
    2. Cobb

    Or do I have to package of one my SPs

    J Shields
    J Zimmermann
    A Cashner
    H Iwakuma
    H Bailey
    A Sanchez (R)
    G Cole (R)
    S Kazmir (R)
    J Teheran (R)

    with Pence to get one of….

    1. Tanaka
    2. Bumgarner
    3. Strasburg
    4. Darvish

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hamels

      prefer to package for the best arm possible if you’re going to move him

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Mike: Ty, Mike!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

  72. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    Looking at trading JZimmerman, Keuchel, and Josh Hamilton for Scherzer and Gattis, but I’m worried Keuchel might be the real deal and that Gattis might not. Thought?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @Mike: What if I go Eovaldi instead of Keuchel?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’m hesitating more becuase I think Zimm could be just as good as Scherzer ROS

          • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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            @Mike: yeah, I ‘spouse that’s possible. It’s a keeper, though. Maybe Keuchel and Eovaldi would get Scherzer.

  73. Mr. Rickey says:
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    How do you rank these ROS (12 team 5X5 roto):
    Khris Davis
    Dexter Fowler
    Corey Dickerson
    Ben Revere
    Denard Span
    Desmond Jennings
    Brock Holt
    Bully Butler

  74. Rumpelstiltskin says:
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    On Yahoo:

    Matchup Rating
    ????? (6/18 @Cle)
    Tomlin typically struggles against hitters like Trout

    Possible assumptions:
    A. Tomlin has struggled against Miggy.
    B. Tomlin handles the rest of the league with ease.
    C. There is a new slang term for pitchers.
    D. The Indians could trade Tomlin to the Angels (to reunite Bauer and Skaggs) and to get Tomlin that elusive Cy Young award his mom keeps talking about.

    P.S. Dropped Revere for Eaton. I’m expecting at least 85% Eaton ownership by next Thursday Grey. lol. (No one else to drop)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      weird

  75. craigr McGregor says:
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    should I sit J.Mauer ovr D.Norris at this point??? and… is A. Heaney a legit SP pickup?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold Mauer. Grab Heaney

  76. booya says:
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    Guesses for when Betts will be called up?

    How bout Jimmy Nelson?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      September would be my guess for Betts

      Nelson could be soon if they put Estrada on the disgraceful list. Coors won’t help his case

      • Jason says:
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        @Mike: I think it’s possible they would have called up Nelson already, but decided not to throw him to the “wolves” of Coors Field.

  77. Charles says:
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    The best part about reading your write ups are the Q&A that follows. Appreciate your prompt response to our questions. Think I’m going through a slump with my pitchers. In a 12 team points league (50 points per win and -15 points per loss, ect ect) I find myself being hesitant about streaming pitchers even if they have good matchups. Yesterday you already replied that I should start Eovaldi, Archer and Heaney this week (SON ranks them pretty well too). Just want to make sure that they are still a good start and should I not chase wins? Because the wins bring in the big points and one bad week of streaming Archer, Eovaldi and Wheeler who all gave me losses last week dropped me from 2nd place to 5th place in our league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      those are solid streams, yes

      • craigr McGregor says:
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        had Archer and Eovaldi,..both will hav ups and downs, moreso ups, im liking Eovaldi lots since last season. Hes pretty consistnt.

      • Charles says:
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        @Mike:

        Thank you both for the reply. Does SON tool count for lineups? I looked at the Cubs lineup today vs Eovaldi. Almost all lefties. We’re at the point where Advanced Scounting from teams have data on their opposing pitchers. Eovaldi has a weak out pitch vs lefties. Am I overthinking this? LOL.

        CUBS (vs. N. Eovaldi – R)
        1. Luis Valbuena (L) 3B
        2. Chris Coghlan (L) LF
        3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
        4. Starlin Castro ® SS
        5. Ryan Sweeney (L) CF
        6. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
        7. John Baker (L) C
        8. Darwin Barney ® 2B
        9. Jake Arrieta ® P

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          another way to look at would be that the Cubs suck against RHP

          22.7 K%(4th in MLB)
          74 wRC+ (last in MLB)

          • Charles says:
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            @Mike:

            Good point. Thank you.

  78. Dave says:
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    Cool to deal J Up for Bum?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have the bat, but sure

  79. nick the dick says:
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    Yo mike and G, my polanco and koji for his scherzer is easy breezy right? Also in my 12 team h2h i dropped lind a few days ago while hes been hurt to stream some arms but need to grab someone back up. Its just my util spot, should i grab lind back or scoop rasmus or marisnick? Thanks guys.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: or oswaldo if we still believe in him…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the trade in a redraft

      I’d go with Arcia

  80. Drop Arcia for Calhoun? I’m thinkin’ I go all cyclops/ monocle and if Kole sticks at the top of the lineup then make the switch. Sound ’bout right?

  81. Steve D. says:
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    In desperate need of steals, made the mistake of moving my Cole Hamels for Jean Segura a few weeks back. Problem is, I’m still in last place and haven’t really gone anywhere in the category with Segura.

    Should I ride it out, or look to find some fool to dump him on? Won’t get back what I paid, but sometimes you have to cut the loses. Jed Lowrie in on the wire, so I don’t need to deal for another SS, necessarily.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold Segura. Offer someone garbage for Rajai Davis.

  82. Ecstatic Giraffe says:
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    So Ive been trying to sell Soo Choo for a while now, but no one would bite. So now I have him riding my bench, I have no qualms with dropping him, but should I? Id drop him for Eaton.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Choo

  83. simon says:
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    hello, i’ve been trying to trade for scherzer for awhile. I think this is my best window all year. what combo of players would you dish out for him?
    i’m thinking of moving any of the following two: lester/cjwilson/ozuna/alex gordon/shin soo choo/kluber/bailey.

    i think cj/ozuna is the biggest lowball and he wont take it.
    is cj/alex gordon or lester/alex gordon fair?

    also. choo or alex gordon ROS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gordon. I’d try to move Choo for him.

      • simon says:
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        start one:
        gordon @det vs smyly (career #’s he struggles vs him)
        choo @oak vs gray
        ozuna vs arrieta
        pence vs CHW sale

  84. NOW, here is a Braves lineup that makes some sense:

    1. Tommy La Stella (L) 2B
    2. Ramiro Pena (S) SS
    3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
    4. Evan Gattis (R) C
    5. Jason Heyward (L) RF
    6. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
    7. Ryan Doumit (S) LF
    8. Jordan Schafer (L) CF
    9. Aaron Harang (R) P

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that will really help La Stella’s value if it sticks…

  85. MB says:
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    Okay to go Henderson (NYM/PHI/PHI/STL/NYM) over Niese (MIA/PIT/TEX/ATL) for now? 7×7 with qs and holds

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  86. George Zip says:
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    Who is better to own for MI, Wong or Chris Owings?

  87. Birdmann says:
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    January Grey, I remember that sleeper post on Todd, I believe I hoped for somewhere between your prediction and Todd’s, .280 25 HRs totally doable. I had faith back than drafted him above Middlebrooks and everyone laughed at me.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Birdmann: I should have believed.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Birdmann: Yea man im with you…took frazier too and havent looked back

  88. Tio says:
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    Would you trade Stroman for Verlander in a keeper league, redraft?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Tio: Pitching is so deep this year. I’d bank on Verlander turning it around over Stroman for rest of the season. I’d try to do it in either situation.

  89. RA Dickey just cut in my 10 team H2H points league…Worth a pickup??

  90. Teddy Heater says:
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    Willingham or Eaton?

    Castro
    Ahh Shizz
    D Santana
    Longo
    Segura
    Cruz
    Ozuna
    Bruce
    Abreu
    Hosmer

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Willingham

  91. Jesus Montero worthe flyer, I have Gomes behind the plate now…cheers

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nah

  92. “Billy Hamilton – 3-for-4, 2 runs and 3 steals (26, 27, 28), two of them were easy, straight off Cumpton. EFIL4FONGAS!”

    Just started a slow clap in my computer at work to ackowledge the masterful (and rarely-seen) DOUBLE NWA reference.

  93. Oz says:
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    Hahaha. I own Mike Trout and yesterday exclaimed to my gf how he had 10 total bases, 4 RBI, 2 Runs and she stared at me like I was speaking gibberish. She knows about my Mancrush on Mike Trout.
    Quick Q: VERY pitching heavy league, who do u like between Brad Mills and Jesse Hahn? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha, Hahn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz: Ha, Hahn

  94. Undecided says:
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    Chris Davis and Dallas Keuchel for Teheran and Fatt Adams. Which side?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Undecided: Davis and Keuchel

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Peter

  95. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    J.D. Martinez was actually leading the minors in HRs (10) when he got his call up. So you are right on about him (as usual) Grey. His issue has been playing time. If they’d just leave him alone and let him start it’d be VERY nice to see what he can do

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you just made Rajai Davis cry. great job.

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Mike: and me. he made me cry too. JD needs to go away forever and let the King of SAGNOF handle the SB department for me on autopilot.

  96. Andrew says:
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    Rank?

    Eovaldi home vs Cubs ($13)
    Gausman at Rays ($3)
    Anderson home vs Brewers ($8)
    Arrieta at Marlins ($10)

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Andrew: Eovaldi, Arrieta, Gausman and Anderson

  97. scott says:
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    Stroman or Travis wood? Also. I really wanna drop segura but can’t bring myself to do it. Just sayin, ha

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wood

  98. nick the dick says:
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    Stroman officially Streaman now?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @nick the dick: 10-teamer, yes. Shallower leagues, probably not yet. SON likes his next start in Cincy.

  99. Jason says:
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    Grey, would you rather have Asdrubal Cabera or Danny Santana in a ten team points only league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      AssCab

  100. John says:
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    Grey
    So reading yest you had said gausman over eovaldi eh? Gausman sticking around? How would u rank ros…second half mainly

    Twlaker Gausman A wood Eovaldi Arrietta

    All opinions welcomed, thanks

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @John: Wood, Gausman, Eovaldi, Arrietta and Walker

  101. kev says:
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    Grey,

    My infield is struggling, specifically Segura and Wilin. Should I keep Alcides Escobar or Segura? Use Willin or Derek Norris? Or add both Norris and John Jaso and platoon them the same way the A’s do?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      platooning catcher slot is a luxury, I’d rather just stick with Norris

      hold Segura

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        meant *Rosario not Norris in above

  102. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Why don’t they just give Chris Russo a microphone so he doesn’t have to yell?

  103. FillyP says:
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    7×7 12t H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    Sup Grey? Need some pitching depth. Can you give me 2 or 3 possible trades I can offer him from this group? Thanks.

    Me: Cruz, Bruce, Gordon, Jennings (DJ is currently a bench player)
    Him: Gray, Samardzija, Cashner, Fister, S. Miller, Hutchinson, Jaime, Heaney

    P.S. My staff right now is Tanaka, Bailey, Kluber, Chavez, Porcello, Tillman, Burnett, McCarthy

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      DJ for Cash

      • FillyP says:
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        @Mike:

        Dude countered with Bruce for Cashner + Holland…. lol

        Said he’s interested in a 2-for-1 deal and only wants Bruce, Cruz, or Rios.
        Bruce or Cruz for 2 players from: Gray, Samardzija, Cashner.. or nah?

        And how about Gordon for Cash?

  104. Ever Cab was just cut in my other league, what do think his chances of having a good 2nd half are?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like him, but I’m in the minority. Still good for 35 steals at MI

  105. J-FOH says:
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    I tried moving Eaton for Willingham and then for Arcia because I had faith in him turning the corner. Thank god the other owner were heathens.

    I also threw out Billy Bags and Aybar for Ian Desmond to a speed starved owner….sometimes the best trades are the ones they cancel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Like my offer of Teheran, Rafael Soriano and Andrus to Nick for Prince Fielder

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Nick NO Click (accept)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He should’ve

  106. smoothmunkey says:
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    How do you feel about either Scherzer or Darvish for Pujols and Teheran?

  107. simon says:
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    start one:
    alex gordon vs smyly
    choo vs gray
    ozuna vs arreita
    pence vs sale

    or sit all, im a game or two over my OF pace

    • J-FOH says:
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      @simon: Gordon

  108. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Haren @ SD (10.1) or
    Milone vs BOS (10.4)?

  109. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Who would you drop for Heaney? Eovaldi, McHugh, Stroman or Walker? Also have RP Ramirez and McGee. Other RP are Hawkins & Doolittle.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Stroman, McHugh and Eovaldi are all droppable… Stroman for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Haha…Talia Shire!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey:What happened to her?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m guessing she’s on the wine farm with her brother

  110. yardwork says:
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    Is Matt Cain droppable for someone like Henderson Alveraz or even an arm that I could stash like Taijuan Walker? Cain is not able! Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yardwork: In shallower leagues, sure

  111. FillyP says:
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    7×7 12t H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    Drop Villar for Owings, B. Crawford, Suarez, or Rutledge?

  112. Clive says:
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    Have Goldy at 1B, Zimmerman at 3B, and Freeman in Util.

    Any way you trade Zimmerman and Freeman for Longoria and one of Dozier or Rosenthal?

    I like Longoria better than Zimmerman, but his lineup is terrible. And Freeman seems like to much to give up for Dozier or Rosenthal (even if I am upgrading 3B slightly)..

    What say you?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clive: Sure, with Dozier

  113. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    I think I can swindle trading my andrus/ozuna for Ian Desmond and choo.

    Good buy low on those guys?

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: hmm maybe I thought it looked better at first than you do. Maybe I’ll throw in my bauer for his Kazmir to make it more appealing. That worth doing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It helps

  114. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hello! I’ve got two for ya.

    1) Hardy or Odor?

    2) JUp or Machado/Rasmus

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Thank you. Also, why don’t the A’s play Norris full time? Silly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s working how they’re doing it

  115. Billy Moobs says:
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    John McDonald is an ahole i think hes kneeing guys on purpose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  116. kev says:
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    Blockbuster deal. thoughts:

    Brandon Moss, David Price, Devin Mesoraco, Todd Frazier

    for

    Sonny Gray, Bryce Harper, Evan Longoria, Wilin Rosario

    Ultimate sell high? Or is the first team’s set of players not fluky?

    thanks

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @kev: Harper side…not even close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss side

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: lol

        • kev says:
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          @JeF With 1 F:

          i can’t tell if serious or not. it’s pretty even IMO. longo and frazier are nearly a wash at this point, price > gray, IMO mesoraco > wilin and moss and harper are hard to evaluate

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: he’s running bad if it’s poker.

  117. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Nice 2 run dong from Gattis to start my day off

    • simon says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: i love that guy. do yourself a favor and youtube ‘el oso blanco’ if you havent already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a beast

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: Interestingly, 2 Run Dong was my fraternity name.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  118. Barenrewn says:
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    I have Longoria and Fazier is on the wire. He’s been tearing it up lately. Is it worth dropping Longoria for Frazier, or should I stay the course?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Barenrewn: try and trade longo…dont drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Barenrewn: what the hell kind of league is a top 4 or 5 3B doing on waivers? and i don’t mean a guy that “projects” at top 5 status like rosario, but an actual top 4 3b!

  119. JeF With 1 F says:
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    My man, what side do you like in a dynasty league:

    McCann and syndegaard for A.Wood and Gattis
    My head tells me the Gattis side and its not even that hard of a choice and the met fan in me doesnt want to move syndegaard

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: never listen to a Met fan lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  120. simon says:
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    I have to share this with everyone. My leaguemates went catcher crazy in the draft ($30+ for buster and mauer) spent keeper slots on carlos santana… etc etc. the only one that panned out was the guy who spent big on lucroy.

    i ‘punted’ catcher and grabbed gattis for $1. love it.

    • simon says:
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      @simon: i hope i didnt just curse him ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  121. MarkedMan says:
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    Drop Evereth for Odor or Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  122. john says:
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    Second half rank? Twalker Gausman A wood Eovaldi Arrietta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Wood

  123. Eric Nosebar says:
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    Grey,

    How do you rate these dual elig SP ROS in pts format- Shoemaker, Wood, Pomeranz, Whitley and Workman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Workman

  124. atgreat says:
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    My OF/1B/Utils are: McCutchen, Puig, Melky Cabreba, Billy Hamilton, Singleton, Hosmer, Arcia, and Harper on the DL. Who would you drop/trade when Harper comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ARcia

  125. another HOMER for Mike Stanton..woohoo!! how many more to go for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      16

  126. Charles says:
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    SON was high on Eovaldi today. Cubs are bad vs righties. All the metrics point to a good streaming option. Yesterday and today I wrote on here to check and make sure he is a good streaming option.

    BOOM two doubles in the first inning of Eovaldi by the Cubs. Sigh what am I doing wrong?

    • @Charles: nothing, have patience, score is 1-1 and evoldi just breezed thru the 2nd inning, Fish and Nate will get the W today, its is a 9 inning game..cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s early

    • @Charles: AHHH, GRRRR, now you can scream at SON, no such thing as a lock…I also bought into Nate having a cake walk today..oh well we win some and we don’t win some..cheers

  127. Heff says:
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    Traded Tavaras (non keeper) and Sonny Gray for Scherzer after his home run debut and thought I had just ripped off the other guy….well not so much after last night lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still a nice trade

  128. c0wfunk says:
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    greetings razzmasters thanks as always for the wealth of resources and daily efforts. You guys are far and away the best out there..

    I am having a roster crunch after everyone is suddenly healthy and while they were out I picked up a few guys I feel like I need to keep..
    2 questions:

    a If you had to drop one of: Crisp, Willingham, or Jay Bruce, is willingham the odd man out?

    b) Also I picked up Rollins and am losing patience with Jean Segura – if it came down to it, which do you like better ROS? player rater says segura but Rollins has the edge thus far and segura isn’t showing much sign of waking up.

    I’m playing 12 team h2h 25 man rosters and need to keep as many pitchers as possible so 3 bench players is too many. The rest of my team is a pretty good speed / power / average so consider these guys in a vacuum :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. A) Yes B) Segura

  129. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Bad day for Harang owners.2in 9h 7r 2bb but he does have 3k’s and only threw 60 pitches. Time to put him in the sold column.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Let him get blown up. Just waiting for the Braves to get Wood which would make me…um…well…get wood.

  130. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Kris Bryant got called up..where did you have him ranked with polanco taveras and singleton?

  131. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    I was half asleep when i got the alert on my phone and got excited ,read it wrong and right away went and dropped gyrko for him smh

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @my sisters friend boyfriend: as you can see im still asleep cause i responded to my previous post in the wrong place…im going back to bed goodnight lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, prolly for best to lose Gyorko anyway

  132. nick the dick says:
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    Efil4sagnof haha. If billy is good to me, then ill be good to you. And we’ll both ride home in my automobile….all i want is the sagnoffff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  133. nick the dick says:
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    *efil4fongas

  134. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Read at a fantasy site just now that “The Phillies announced pitcher Jonathan Pettibone underwent surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday.”

    I immediately rushed to the waiver wire to see who might replace him as the Phillies closer as I hadn’t heard about any surgery for him. Then I read the headline again and caught myself…asking “who the frak is Jonathan Pettibone”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  135. good news for Waino owners:

    Adam Wainwright (elbow) has been officially cleared to start on Saturday against the Phillies.
    Wainwright missed his last turn due to tendinitis in his pitching elbow, but he had a shot last week and got through a bullpen session Wednesday with no issues. It’s something to keep an eye on over the long haul, but fantasy owners should feel free to start him this weekend with no reservations.
    Source: Brian Stull on Twitter
    Jun 18 – 11:50 AM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  136. Jimbo says:
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    Would you drop Everth Cabrera for Scooter Gennett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Let us know when it is. He’s really been testing my patience. I’ve been itchin to drop him for Scooter, La Stella, or even Villar.

  137. The Dude says:
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    Marisnick or Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  138. sniff test says:
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    Ervin Santana hasn’t had a good start in awhile. Is he in the streamer pile or worth the valued roster spot which would normally be used for streamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues, sure

  139. Jack says:
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    Asdrubal Cabrera or Eugenio Suarez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  140. ERad says:
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    Just want to comment that yesterday was my first player hexagon for Ventura – I want to thank Grey and the other fellow Razzball commenters for their support – I couldn’t have done it without y’all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  141. Jwjung21 says:
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    Pick one- Porcello, Wily P, Yordano, or Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordano

  142. Hector Luna says:
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    would you roll out Garza vs. AZ tonight?

    And which trade would you do in keeper league? I need some pitching…My OF is Braun, Puig, N. Cruz, Harper…
    I trade Bryce Harper for Wil Meyers & Jeff Samarzjida
    or…
    I trade Bryce Harper for King Felix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Garza…. I’d take Felix

  143. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    I have Carpenter and he just hit a HR on his first AB…did you decide on the name of a player who dont do shit after that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See Ryan Howard’s blurb in the post you’re commenting on

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Grey: bangfizzle? Lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bangfizzle!

  144. chris says:
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    Grey

    10 team keeper league, currently in 3rd, 4 games out from 2nd.
    Starters:
    McCann, Brian(1B,C) NYY
    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Chisenhall, Lonnie(1B,3B) CLE
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Bench:
    Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
    Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Arcia, Oswaldo(OF) MIN
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL

    Active Pitchers
    Beckett, Josh(SP) LAD
    Eovaldi, Nathan(SP) MIA
    Fister, Doug(SP) WAS
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
    Doolittle, Sean(RP) OAK

    Gausman, Kevin(RP,SP) BAL
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Wheeler, Zack(SP) NYM

    a couple days ago I asked if I should trade my 4th rd pick for Frazier and Grey you said yes, now the owner of Frazier said no he wants a 3rd instead. Now my game plan was to trade my 2nd for Beltre and then my 4th for Frazier.

    So would you trade a 3rd pick for Frazier and still trade a 2nd for Beltre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  145. 740 says:
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    Sup fellas, Gomez for A Jones, Gray. Who wins?

    Thank u

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

  146. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    freeman or Pujols ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  147. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Which of these do you prefer for next week?
    Weekly H2H pts.

    Arrieta vs CIN (8.9), vs WAS
    W. Chen vs CWS (10.0), vs TB

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  148. subs81 says:
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    should I pick up eaton for Jennings, polanco or bruce in an espn h2h?? I also have gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  149. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you lose any of the following for Howard for a UTIL bat?

    Hosmer
    Singleton
    Ozuna*
    Pedro

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    *can only lose Ozuna if Brantley makes it out from this concussion garbage ok – otherwise, I have no one to fill in in the OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  150. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Eovaldi ride over? I’m about ready to drop him, bauer and gasman for some bench bats or spec closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: keep gausmam? He’s actually pitching very well today. Eovaldi and bauer haven’t done anything over the past few starts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  151. John says:
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    Was few clicks from dropping eovaldi and adding arrietta! Have move limit tho and thought either way was good matchup doh!! ohh well i guess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  152. Charles says:
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    Eovaldi 3 run dinger to Schierholtz. 5 -1 Cubs. I think he’s droppable now. Just stack lefties against him. There’s your answer. Can’t believe I believed SON today. Had him at a high rating too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  153. Carnac says:
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    Eovaldi’s last couple starts have me sending out my assistant to start my car for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • Carnac says:
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        Is it just two bad starts or are you dropping him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it’s time to look elsewhere in most mixed leagues

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I told some readers that by mid-June he was going to be meh and to try and flip him earlier because he had Corbin-ish written all over him. cust kayin’

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

  154. MB says:
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    My god, should I be owning Arrieta in 11 teamer with innings limit (over Dallas K perhaps) or will he turn into a pumpkin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own Dallas

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: you mean arrieta, the dude who’s been a rancid pumpkin for like 5 years until about a month or so ago?

  155. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Extra funny comments today! Nice work everyone!

    How’d I do in this trade?

    Gave Pujols and Choo and received Vmart and Francisco Rodriguez. Mind you, I lost ALL my closers (Henderson, Parnell, N.Jones) early and have been hurting due to no saves. I also snagged Polanco to replace Choo going into the trade. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols side

      • Shawn of the Livid says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, thought I lost that one. SO frustrated in this league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  156. my cbs h2h weekly points league..

    Beckham, Scooter, Callaspo, Ownings, Miller, Villar MI, until Beaz comes up

    OR just hold Rut until Baez comes up..thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

      • @Grey: really, I thought you might go Brad Miller, I guess Miller’s 15 minutes are up, eh?

  157. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Also, K Wong or H Kendrick for a 12team 5×5 h2h (hurting in steals)

    Thanks Grey, you lovable fantasy baseballer you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  158. Joe says:
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    In a 12-team H2H mixed non keeper, my pitching staff is:

    SP – Shields, Teheran, Fister, Cain, Kazmir, Garcia, Stroman
    RP – K-Rod, Frieri, Rondon

    The following guys are available:

    A.Wood, Burnett, Ross, Gee, Taijuan, Holland, Rubby Rosa|| Belisario, Oviedo

    Would you make any add/drops? I’m especially worried about Cain, Stroman, and Rondon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Belisario, Wood over those 3

  159. Alan says:
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    Jake Arrieta or Henderson Alvarez in QS/W league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  160. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Pitch categories Std 5 + Innings, W-L, Holds, K/9, BAA

    SP Kershaw
    SP Shields
    SP Bailey
    SP Cobb
    SP Cole – DL
    SP Eovaldi
    SP Porcello
    SP Heaney
    SP Duffy
    SP Bauer
    SP Odorizzi
    SP Stroman

    Alex Wood is a FA, who would you drop from this list for him?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy…Porcello, Bauer, Stroman, Odorizzi and Stroman are all droppable, probably

      • doghat666 says:
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        @Grey: Grey, you listed Stroman twice, I’m thinking one of them is supposed to be Eovaldi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  161. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    1) Bruce OR Cruz for 2 players from: Gray, Samardzija, Cashner, Shelby Miller

    2) Alex Gordon for Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1)Hold 2) Gordon, it’s fair, depends on needs

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Need SP. My staff: Tanaka, Bailey, Kluber, Chavez, Porcello, Tillman, Burnett, McCarthy

        Only downside is I’d have to make Desmond Jennings an everyday player, or pick someone else up. Still like Gordon for Cash?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  162. Tanakatime says:
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    Drop chase Anderson or walker in non-keeper for arrieta who’s looking beastly today?

    • Tanakatime says:
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      @Tanakatime: that’s tajuan walker to specify

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  163. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Eovaldi and/or Stroman for any of the following:

    Niese
    Duffy
    Masterson
    Lincecum
    Porcello
    Koehler
    Volquez
    Dickey
    Peavy

    16 Team H2H – W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    Also, is it time to look at Dom Brown again? He’s looked pretty decent lately and is available in both of my leagues. I could lose one of those SPs for him in my 16 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese, Masterson over both…Sure

  164. Jose says:
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    Better 2B option ROS in a standard league:

    Aaron Hill, Gordon Beckham, Scooter Gennett, Josh Rutledge, Neil Walker, or Tommy La Stella?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  165. anybody streaming, hehe, Jeremy Guthrie today? lol

    dude has 9 K’s v Detroit in 6 innings 2 hits and 1 BB and a 2-0 lead

  166. DomMattingly says:
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    Is it just me, or is Eovaldi EOFUL?!

    • GG says:
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      @DomMattingly: his breaking ball gives new meaning to breaking bad

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @GG: agreed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  167. GG says:
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    You like Robinson Chirinos as a backup C?

    or is he just a flash in the pan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but I don’t carry backup catchers

  168. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Is Jean Segura ripe to be dropped at this point? Martin Prado is on the wire and I already have Desmond.

  169. ashtray says:
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    12 team H2H 7×7

    C-Mesoraco
    1-Votto
    2-Altuve
    3-Encarnacion
    S-Desmond
    O-Choo
    O-Heyward
    O-Springer
    U-Abreu
    U-LaRoche

    S-Sale
    S-Greinke
    S-Keuchel
    S-Archer
    S-Cole DL
    S-McHugh
    S-Bailey
    S-Odorizzi
    S-Gray
    S-Weaver
    S-Ventura

    R-Perkins
    R-Rondon
    R-Mejia

    I wanted to unload some pitching and buy low on Zimmerman. Three trade offers on the table:

    My Bailey & Ventura for Ryan Zimmerman
    My Bailey & Cole for Ryan Zimmerman
    My Gray for Ryan Zimmerman

    Any of these look good or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take any of those pitchers for my Zimmerman

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: Just to clarify, I’m the one trying to acquire Zimmerman and those 3 offers are what the other guy would accept for him. Am I better off holding the pitchers or trading one of those packages for Zimmerman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want the pitchers… They’re relatively fair offers

  170. I Am The Liquor says:
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    His Braun / AGon / Balfour or my Bautista / Alex Gordon / Kuroda?

    5×5 roto keeper league. I am rebuilding this year. The trade seems fair but I feel like I should want more to help him win. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  171. The Man Inside Me says:
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    14-team roto 6×6 (OBP, QS) non-keeper league with extremely limited moves.

    I need a SP and have an extra OF SAGNOF (Span, James Jones, Aoki, Eric Young jr). Would you trade Span for Stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  172. I have to laugh every time someone comes on here ready to drop a player with huge upside, or a veteran with a great track record, soon as they go into a slump..

    PEOPLE WE ARE NOT EVEN HALF WAY THRU THE SEASON..

    .Come out of Mom’s basement and sneak a couple of her Valiums and chillax!

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: half of that is always good advice, even independent of fantasy sports ball leagues.

  173. chris says:
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    Where do you rank Todd Frazier the ROS? Currently in my team OBP/HR/R/RBI/SB he’s ranked 15th.

    Looking at your Rest of Season, he’s pretty far down on the list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 50-70

  174. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Streamer Alert! I was working on my DK article and saw that Hutchinson has a 1.79 road ERA. That is all *trips over mic*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A few people mentioned above

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I just got busted for not reading every comment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  175. whampwhamp says:
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    @ Grey would you dump dickey for ben Zobrist? Stuck with lawrie at 2B right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  176. Hi Grey, everyone.

    I’m desperate for saves and so have accumulated Joba, Belisario, McGee, and Neil Ramirez in hopes someone will stick. But I want to make a waiver claim tomorrow for Heaney. Which of those guys would you suggest dropping to grab him?

    I could also drop a starter ( Keuchel is probably my worst SP) but I think I’ll need the innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joba

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Enrique: if keuchel is your worst pitcher there’s no way you’re not at least top 4 in whatever league (of really almost any size) that you might be in, unless your hitting is just terribible

  177. Wilsonian says:
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    Brantley still out of the lineup today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

    • John says:
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      @Wilsonian: Concussion, be back saturday

  178. Flunkie says:
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    Can we talk about that Gausman start? There’s no way they keep him out of the rotation now after a 0.94 ERA and 3 QS in 3 games since he got called back up in June. Everyone add where available… now.

  179. chris says:
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    Dump evoldi for hammel or hughes?

    10 team keeper

    Kershaw
    strausburg
    beckett
    fister
    gausman

    bench
    evolid
    wheeler
    verlander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  180. DomMattingly says:
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    Feeling it’s about time to trade this GEOvaldi Metro in for a new set of wheels. Any highly available SPs I should scour the lot for? Or, do I keep riding this lemon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @Grey: Hutchison?

  181. Rondelio says:
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    Add James Jones for Ozuna for SAGNOF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  182. Flunkie says:
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    OK to lose Willingham? 3 for his last 21.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  183. L-Boogie says:
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    If I have the order of events right, Stanton hurt his wrist crashing into the OF wall, hit a HR, batted a few more times,then left the game with a wrist injury?

    Wrist contusion forces Giancarlo Stanton out of game
    Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was removed in the seventh inning of the Wednesday afternoon game against the Cubs with a wrist contision likely sustained when he crashed against the wall in the first trying to snag a Chris Coghlan double.
    Stanton, who didn’t allow the wrist injury to bother him when he slugged a home run in the bottom of the first, is considered day-to-day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  184. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Calhoun is a great buy angels only face 2 or 3 lefties over the next few weeks.

    Also thoughts on Harrison in Pitt? Harrison or Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  185. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Drop Ervin for Hughes?
    9 team roto 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  186. Snacks13 says:
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    Will Myers was just dropped and I have a DL spot open. Is he worth a high waiver claim or should I wait on another player to hit the wire worth a high claim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

  187. simon says:
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    why didnt glen perkins come into the game? or did ESPN mess it up on gamecast?

    • Jackie Treehorn says:
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      “Glen Perkins was unavailable Wednesday due to flu-like symptoms” – FantasyAlarm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flu

  188. Al koholic says:
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    any one no why perkins didnt close today,he hadnt pitched in 5 days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flu

      • Al koholic says:
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        @Grey: thanks boss

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, stiff back, not flu

  189. Al koholic says:
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    is there anyone else on minn to grab for saves

    • simon says:
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      @Al koholic: i’m throwing out the hopeful hypothesis that he just didn’t feel good today or something so they didn’t throw him

  190. ashtray says:
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    Just read from a highly reputable source known as “that guy on twitter” that Perkins was unavailable due to the flu.

    • simon says:
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      @ashtray: well after today looks like he has even more job security, not that it was really in jeopardy

  191. ashtray says:
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    Eff Mejia. Not worth the headache.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  192. Carnac says:
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    ?When your WHIP hits the sky and his xFIP’s too high, that’s… Eovaldi?

    • Carnac says:
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      damn it those “?” are supposed to be musical notes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  193. Swfcdan says:
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    Seriously though Pomeranz has broken his hand while hitting a chair in frustration? What a fucking child. Teams should seriously consider fining these players for acts of stupidity like these, it’s ridiculous. Baseball is well known for funny injuries and this is another, but they usually are freak injuries not bonehead ones. Sportsmen would get fined here in England for this, time American coaches grew a pair of balls and got tough on these schmohawks.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Swfcdan: yep, fined whatever % of the season they miss by stupid self caused and needless injuries.

  194. slew says:
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    Brantley placed on 7-day concussed list. Might be back on field Thursday and hopefully back in lineup by Saturday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was placed on the DL?

      • slew says:
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        @Grey: After my post – Twitter said, Indians haven’t played Brantley on concussion list because medical staff feels he might be deemed OK prior to 7-day period.

        • slew says:
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          @slew: word: placed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  195. John says:
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    Perkins was due to stiff back, wasnt flu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  196. Carnac says:
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    Grey are you really wearing camo shorts today? Doesn’t that further confuse all the Korean War vets your on vacation with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My shorts were good enough for your freedom but not good enough for my gams?

  197. Bob says:
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    Would you drop eovaldi or stroman to pick up jake arrieta? League with QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  198. AA says:
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    thoughts on this trade: Segura, Kuroda, and Porcello for Samardjia and Kuechel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Segura

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fowler

  199. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    about 3 weeks ago an owner named BOS (we all 20 had to name ourselves after a real life team and at all times keep 9 players from that team,including prospects) wanted my g.cecchini for his moreland (who he had just waivered). i laughed at him and explained i actually knew cecchini’s value. i told him at the time to go trade for gallo then we’d have a deal. So he waivered danny santana 4 days into his hot start and just got gallo str up for him (it’s great when other owners have no idea what a hot streak from a sagnof is compared to, i don’t know, the best pure power not named stanton). so i guess it’s a pretty good idea to grab gallo for cecchini?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  200. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    similar eovaldi question, i didn’t follow that same advice when you told somebody else last week to drop eovaldi for arrieta (wanted to give each of them another start). i got what i asked for, and arrieta was gone about 5 hours after i saw you answer that question. so which of these is now the add for eovaldi drop? k to BB, OBPA, QS league
    gausman (probably him)/danks/colon/morton/volquez/wood (but could grab wood later, already stashing baez)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  201. Prince George says:
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    12 team H2H points QS keeper league….do I pick up Arrieta if I have to drop one of Skaggs, Bauer, McHugh, Salazar, or Jimmy Nelson? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  202. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Eovaldi, Gallardo or Danks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh…Eovaldi

      • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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        @Grey: sounds like you’re not excited by any… Drop for one of below hitters?

  203. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Fowler, Butler, Calhoun, or Granderson?

  204. ponticus says:
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    would you deal a combo of any of these pitchers for 1 (scherzer).. or just hold

    lester, wilson, kluber, homer, taijuan (its a keeper league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson and Walker

  205. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    do you agree with Mike from above (since i know you had milone’s starts over odorizzi’s from this week, which was opposite Mike)
    weakest start of the three
    morton @ CUBS (hitting ball well last couple days)
    hutchison @ NYY (SON doesn’t buy into short term “road dominance” yet)
    odorizzi vs HOU (SON loves this, probably highest stream start value all week)
    2. i have wong/rutledge, and was about to grab santana over rutledge. this is total bases and hits as extra cats. i want one steals heavy guy and the other more power overall production type. This is 10 team league so there are a lot of MI type options here. Odor/Rutledge/Harrison seem to have by far best OPS numbers (smaller samples of course). Think Harrison will lose time though. I know Wong projects at overall production and steals eventually, but he’s been moved to bottom of order too. better off with
    a. wong or santana (steals)
    b. rutledge/odor/scooter (total base production, average, hits)
    C. or go wong and santana (original idea) could be best as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch…Scooter

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: so wong/scooter or santana/scooter?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: shit i meant “in b it’s one of those guys” not in 2. sorry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wong

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: guessing you think wong will move back up in order or just steals more than santana going forward then. so dump rutledge for scooter.

  206. phenomenot says:
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    Are there statistics to reflect the window of time in which a player will play poorly after having a new born baby?

    I’m looking at YOU Chris Davis, Eovaldi, Gyorko.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Post-start’em depression?

      • phenomenot says:
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        @Grey: Yes!

  207. Moosebiscuit says:
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    When Victorino returns from the dl, keep him or K Davis?

  208. Moosebiscuit says:
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    …Also. J nelson or A. Wood, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  209. Jonfin says:
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    In a league that also counts QS, K/9 and Holds:

    Lose any of McHugh, Chavez, Heaney, McGee to pick up Arrieta?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  210. Jc says:
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    Was offered Francisco Rodríguez for Zach Britton. Whats your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

      • Jc says:
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        @Grey: Much obliged

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  211. SpecialFNK says:
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    in a keeper league, who do you think is better. Manny Machado or Xander Bogaerts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  212. Abdoozy says:
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    Thoughts on Colon, The Irritable One, ROS? Now that I have a spot available after making Eovaldi walk the plank?

    I know he’s not exactly the flavor of the month (if he was it would be hot fudge sundae), but all the damage to his ERA has been done during three road starts that I wouldn’t have started him in — @NYY, @COL, @LAA. Take out those starts and he has 17 ER in 10 games. Even with those starts, his K:BB ratio is excellent at 5.2:1. (For comparison Darvish is 3.4:1, Waino 4.33, Scherzer 3.83). He’s only walked 13 in 91 IP this year. And he’s pitching in the NLeast.

    I suspect there’s a bit of age discrimination going on … #EEOC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s pretty mediocre

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: so you’re sayin I can’t just throw out starts I don’t like? Harrumph.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Abdoozy: i don’t see why not if you don’t mind benching him for all of those, and here’s the thing, ACTUALLY WOULD HAVE BEFORE THE START, right?

  213. Mike says:
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    Which side!

    Gio, laroche, Andrus

    For

    Brantley and arenado

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  214. Bob says:
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    Drop eovaldi or stroman for Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both? Stroman

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bob: The fact Heaney is still there is baffling…RUN!!! Haha

  215. goodfold2 says:
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    mike above said i should be looking to get a top 25 SP for A-Gon or Hosmer. I’m thinking selling A-Gon is better since name value, and i can grab Dunn for homers later in this league i just joined. You agree I should be able to get a starter that good? Clearly it won’t be a top 10 guy, but what about these types
    kennedy/minor/wilson.

    or 2. these lower ranked by player rater types iwakuma/kluber/cole/cashner/kazmir. in this 2nd group should i be getting something else than just str up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want better SPs than that first group… Iwakuma, Cash, Cole, Kaz, I’d do…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that’s funny because first group was rated higher than 2nd on ROS player rater

  216. Bob says:
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    ROS, which couple do you like best with QS?

    Nate Eovaldi
    Marcus Stroman
    Jason Vargas
    Jaime Garcia
    Taijuan walker
    Kevin Gausman
    Andrew Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney, Walker

  217. goodfold2 says:
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    turns out i should’ve just drafted altuve everywhere (instead of just 2 spots), i make sure i grab a bunch of projected steals guys in my bigger money H2H league andrus/rios/springer/polanco/goldy/a.gordon/wong and 3 out of 4 weeks i get between 3-4 steals and lose or tie steals. my altuve leagues are just fine in steals. it makes no sense polanco/springer have -1 net steals between them over whole year. i thought speed translated from minors to MLB more than even power did. Keep passing up opportunities to grab Alcides over Andrus since i know they should be stealing the same, but Andrus should produce much more in other things.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: meanwhile i watch rendon and marte get 3 steals in like 8 minutes. (rendon only had 3 on year before that, sick). so now losing 1-4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  218. nick the dick says:
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    My singleton ane heaney for his scherzer in a redraft is a steal yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: I offered just Singleton…hey who the hell knows right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  219. Mello Yello says:
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    Woooooo!!! Arrieta/Gausman 1-2 for that azz! It’s politics as usual!! (Yup, keep it realer than most!)

  220. Pay2Play says:
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    Trade my Rizzo for his Hosmer and Heyward in a h2h pts keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  221. Connor says:
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    Rather have Archer or Cain ROS?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Connor: Archer…99% of the way talking myself into Cain and Lincecum sharing the same methods (apple bong)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  222. anarchy burger says:
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    quick question– 14 team mixed 10 man bench

    im looking at keepers. is polanco legit? or should i get a guy like brandon moss or hisashi?? those seem to be the best guys to target because of there rounds. not to many guys to choose from. polanco or bust????? i like the rookie nookie

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @anarchy burger: I do too, but your choices are enticing….can’t we wait until next year to figure this out?…If not, Polanco is real, and I would put him above Moss but not Hisashi…in the real world, consistent starting pitching is impossible to get, and that guy is so spot on. Polanco has to be in the top 75 for keepers, and if he goes all Wil Myers 2013 on it this year (and hopefully it turns out better for him), then Polanco is your keeper.,.sorry, he looks just damn good not to flat out say no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco is legit

    • anarchy burger says:
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      @anarchy burger: thanks for the quick response guys!!

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @anarchy burger: Sorry if I was lengthy haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  223. goodfold2 says:
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    same guy has iwakuma/cashner/kluber, is that the order i should send the trade offers for A-Gon? minor and wacha owners said no and want keepery type players like r.zimmerman/s.castro, but i want to keep those.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine

  224. Nightpandas says:
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    Keeper league:

    Jennings Polanco

    Vs

    Lester J Hamilton Buerle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  225. goodfold2 says:
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    GodDam WAS figured out how bad castro must be at catching thieves, they’ve stolen 5 in less than 3 innings. only 3 possible steal chances weren’t attempted steals so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  226. Nightpandas says:
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    Keeper league, but going for it this year. Giving up too much in this deal?

    Jennings Polanco

    Vs

    Lester J Hamilton Buerle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco side

  227. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    rank span arcia calhoun stubbs willingham going forward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: average and home runs

  228. steve says:
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    would u trade Morse straight up for Kluber?
    10 team standard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @steve: kluber side

  229. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: In an OBP league, should I dump Everth for Eugenio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Damn. Everth has been SOOOOOO bad. His OBP is .173 over the last 15 days and .260 on the season.

  230. Cash 4 Goldschmidt says:
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    Was offered Ozuna for Verlander.

    Has Kate Upton completely destroyed him or his there hope?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Cash 4 Goldschmidt: Yeah I would hold on that…I just dropped Bauer for Ozuna…I mean I know it’s bad, but I’m thinking you can wait a little bit (until he shats the bed next start…still I would for some reason hold)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ozuna

  231. frederic kass says:
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    ROS Minor, Garcia, Gausman, Ventura?
    Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

  232. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Dunn went yard….Creeper

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @J-FOH: about to grab that guy as a starter/bench bat for RBI/homer/OPS in 16 teamer i just joined. Need to move A-Gon for pitching and i’ll already have hosmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I feel like a child that desperately wants his art project put on the family fridge

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That magnet is going up tomorrow!

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: can we play catch now?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              When I’m done with work!

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: then october it is

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Grimey’s talking mods below

  233. goodfold2 says:
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    now i understand yesterday’s hahn over volquez statement. who to grab for dropping him
    1. 20 team h2h with QS and K/9
    danks/rubby/gibson/worley/hahn
    2. 16 teamer with QS
    hahn/worley/cosart/kendrick/santiago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby… Kendrick

  234. frankgrimes says:
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    Yo sup Grey!
    What happened to eovaldi lately?
    Time to dump or hold?
    In last few days I’ve dropped Bauer Pomeranz Tillman and Ross.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @frankgrimes: he’s getting dropped all over the place. tillman should have been dropped a long time ago (although he seems to have finally gotten off the ricky romero award train lately)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly time to look elsewhere… Grimey! Loving every flavor you sent, thanks again!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Nice glad you’re enjoying them.
        I just bought a Reo mod. http://www.reosmods.com/index.php

        @goodfold2:
        yea I know but it’s H2H 14 teams so you kinda hope they turn things around.
        Dropped pitchers get picked up quick unless they really suck.

        @Grey:
        I also refilled on the Strawb Gwab already it’s soooo good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think that’s the next step for me… I was talking to the vape guy in the desert about mods and I might have to up my game…

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            It’s time for you.
            you will get more out of your juices.
            that reo holds 6ml of juice and you squeeze the bottom to feed the coil/wick
            and vape. it’s the size of a business card. I think you should look into a provari too. it vapes so smooth and easy to use.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: consult me first. I’ve been telling yo it’s time to up your game. I think Grimey is right, a provari with a better tank, like the aero tank would be perfect for you.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @frankgrimes: which one, I’ve seen the box one

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @J-FOH:
            I bought a reo grand and the reomizer (it’s a bottom fed atty)
            it will be like dripping but not having to actually do it.
            With a 6ml juice bottle and 18650 battery I won’t have to refill anything all day. Of course I might hate using it and sell it too lol

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @frankgrimes: unless you just picked him up he did really suck, for a decently long while. i dropped him in at deepest a 16 teamer. i still kept liriano/porcello in that one though. Liriano at least gets K’s still.

  235. john says:
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    Lack of Gausman ranking vs groups reading above….that the al east factor lower SO numbers possible demotion or just not real high on him to help say a 10 team pitching staff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He may not even be in the rotation

  236. Noah says:
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    Would you drop Rollins for Alcides Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Noah says:
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        @Grey:

        And should I drop Frieri for Melancon? Or Frieri for Wade Davis?

  237. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    latos really does look like his wife’s brother or something. perfect match.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  238. stonepie says:
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    NOBDOY is talking kyle gibson! back to back scoreless performances. over the last 30 days, he’s among the league leaders in swstr% and GB%. he could be another kuechel who comes out of nowhere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  239. frederic kass says:
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    Trade Rizzo for Hamels and D Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  240. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Do you think Taijuan walker is up soon? Worth stashing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly a week to ten days, stash him

  241. herschel says:
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    @Grey: for a bench bat in weekly redraft, who do you like between fowler, jim jones, marisnick, span and calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  242. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Aybar or Asdrubal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

  243. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    just joined a league that is trying to draft on friday or sunday, but looky looky if it ain’t yahoo f’ing up majorly, possibly their worst ever. i go to rank my players (esp important now, since yahoo rankings haven’t moved since march) and the whole format looks different (no problem with that), but you can only see 14 names at a time, which would just make the process longer, except you can’t scroll downward in any of the boxes. they have a button which says “load more names” but it doesn’t work. i’ve now tried it on 3 different computers. i could draft off a handwritten paper rankings, BUT this would take longer than 75 seconds after say round 5. probably just drop out of this league. damn yahoo b.s. can’t even contact them like you could espn to see how long till this gets fixed, if ever till next year.

  244. Brett says:
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    Better pick up McGee or Taijuan walker

    12 teams with holds as additional category daily

    Roster
    Strasberg Gray Ross Smyly Heaney Beckett Verlander Mejia Rosenthal Grilli Clippard Melancon

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee

  245. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper league (HR/OBP/SB/R/RBI)

    Currently in 3rd place, 4 games out from 2nd.

    Seems that my team struggle with power/RBI.. I have a lot of lead off guys. So I am looking for power/RBI. Would you trade Singleton and a 3rd rd pick for Pujols and Frazier or would you go after someone like ARAM? Beltre may be available soon as that owner is fading away… but he would want a 2nd rd pick for him. Looking at my roster below, would it make sense for me to do this deal or try for something else.

    Starting Lineup
    McCann, Brian(1B,C) NYY
    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Chisenhall, Lonnie(1B,3B) CLE
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Bench
    Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
    Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Arcia, Oswaldo(OF) MIN
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL

    Active Pitchers
    Beckett, Josh(SP) LAD
    Fister, Doug(SP) WAS
    Hughes, Phil(SP) MIN
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
    Doolittle, Sean(RP) OAK

    Gausman, Kevin(RP,SP) BAL
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Wheeler, Zack(SP) NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pujols and Frazier in a second if that deal gets done…

  246. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    T walker or roark ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  247. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Need a stream position for before Tajiuan Walker comes up… Who do you prefer? Stroman or Arrieta? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  248. Andrew says:
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    Best options for tomorrow?

    Gallardo at Dbacks ($3)
    Bailey at Pirates ($13)
    Wheeler at Marlins ($10)
    Locke home vs Reds ($8)
    Anderson home vs Brewers ($9)
    McHugh at Rays ($1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, then eh… Gallardo, McHugh, don’t like the others

  249. JoeG414 says:
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    I have Wong and Rutledge “sharing” 2b right now, but is Owings a better play? If so, who to cut? Mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  250. bossmanjunior says:
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    Who do I drop, Werth or K. Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth

  251. nick the dick says:
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    10 team h2h redraft: my jones and heaney for his rios and scherzer. Thats close right?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: still have puig, pence, polanco, harper for outfield in a 3 OF 3 UTIL league with andrus and singleton in the other 2 slots. Staff is really solid but scherzer cant hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close enough if you need pitching

  252. goodfold2 says:
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    pretty sure that was polanco’s first double. he’s had a shit load of singles. now some steals dude.

  253. Abdoozy says:
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    QS redraft league. Drop any of these to pick up Arrieta?
    Cobb, Teheran, Yordano, Anibal, Chavez, Walker, Heaney,
    RP Allen, Belisario, Rodney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man.. I have an unwritten rule: never own a Cubs pitcher. Almost violated it there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  254. Lubey says:
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    Did Hanley really blow Kershaw’s perfect game? How bad was the error??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He did… Bad

      • Lubey says:
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        @Grey: :(

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