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Like a kindergartner who just discovered boogers, I was digging into exit velocity and launch angle, because, ya know, these are important things now.  Is it me or does it feel like sabermetricians think they’ve reinvented the wheel every six months only to abandon all the new stuff in six months for something else?  “This is Marvin!  Marvin Berry, your cousin!  Yo, put down your ERA+ and VORP, I need you to hear about exit velocity!”  So, Nick Castellanos is regularly talked about when exit velocity and launch angles are brought up.  His average exit velocity is 90 MPH.  The top is Aaron Judge at 95 MPH, and Castellanos looks to be about 40th on the list (it wasn’t numbered, and I’m too lazy to count).  The top 40 is filled with hitters who are excelling at ghosting faster than others, but is also littered with disappointing names:  Machado, Gallo, Sandoval and Miggy, to name a few, and there is at least half you don’t want.  I could make a case that Adam Lind is as enticing as Castellanos using just exit velocity, which I guess is my point.  It’s a fun new metric (not that new, not that fun), but, in my estimation, it’s like a piece of evidence found at a crime.  It’s got the victim and suspect’s DNA on it, but if it doesn’t fit you can choose to ignore it.  Granted, that doesn’t rhyme quite as well.  Castellanos is 2nd in the majors for Hard Contact%.  Right in front of Miggy.  Again, you can read into that anything you want.  I still believe the Castellanos breakout is coming one of these years (he’s still only 25), but if you watch him hit, he has a line drive stroke, not a home run one.  The launch angle data is even less compelling for Castellanos because he drives balls the opposite way.  You can mollywhop, but if you’re going the other way, it’s not going to do as much damage unless you are Giancarlo or Judge, i.e, a giant living amongst Lilliputians.  The Greek God of Exit Velocity pulls line drives and hits fly balls the other way.  It might be the leg kick, it might be his natural swing tendencies, but it’s obvious if you look at his spray charts.  With all that said (here’s where Grey throws everything out), there’s no one hotter right now and it’s silly he’s only owned in 40% of leagues.  Okay, enough of Grey’s impersonation of Fangraphs… Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

C.J. Cron – For 1st basemen Buys this week, it’s round pegs in square holes.  We had a good three months where there were about ten 1st basemen to pick up per week, but those days have dried up quicker than…Yuck, everything I can think that’s dried up is gnarly.  Makes it even more amazing how well the Lobby of Shriveled-Up Grapes did with the 1980’s Heard It Through A Grapevine dancing raisins campaign.  By the way, if you watch that commercial now, you’re like, “Damn, without internet, we were easily amused.”

Danny Valencia – He has two homers this week and…*raspberries lips*  That’s about it.  Hey, raisins to raspberries, can’t wait to see what fruit is next!

Paul DeJong – I’d grab him for a hot bat, or I’d even trade for him so you can include the note, “Please pass the DeJong.”  That note-leaver prolly wants to slather their April-cot toast.

Yoan Moncada – Here’s what I said this offseason, “Moncada looks about as can’t miss as Spin Doctors’ Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong even if his career looks like the Spin Doctors’ in reverse with the valley coming early.  A guy that can hit 20+ HRs and steal 30+ bases should get your under-nethers tingly.  This past year in the minors he had 16 HRs and 45 SBs as a barely only 21-year-old.”  And that’s me quoting me!  In Triple-A this year, it was pretty much Henry the Eighth, second verse, same as the first with 12 homers and 17 steals in only 80 games.  I’m gonna be so aggressive for Moncada next year it’s going to turn your head into a fidget spinner.  You might be like, “Yo, Grey, Fantasy Master Lothario, your handsomeness knows no bounds like a blind forest ranger, but aren’t you worried about Moncada’s Ks?”  Yeah, we were worried about Judge’s Ks and how’d that do us?  Everyone strikes out now, I’m not sweating it.

Jose Reyes – Really should be Amed Rosario we’re talking about, but, in fairness to the Mets, they would prolly be ten games under .500 even if they promoted Rosario in June.  But why are we being fair to the Mets?  In what looks like a lost season, Rosario could’ve been given an opportunity to get major league at-bats, so next year if the Mets are in it, Rosario wouldn’t be as raw.

Gerardo Parra – It was between Castellanos and Parra for the lede.  I went with the guy who doesn’t have three guys breathing down his neck for playing time, and isn’t reliant on home games.  Someone right now, “Which team plays in Reliant Field again?”

Nick Williams – I made the analogy the other day that Nick Williams is like a latch-key kid because no one is around on the Phils, so it’s up to Nick to hit third and make dinner, and I’m going to keep running that allusion into the ground.  Hey, Nick, only two hours of TV, then put your brother, Maikel, to bed.  Also, don’t look in mommy’s dresser that has a sticker with a giant green leaf that reads, “Herbivore.”

Rajai Davis – The King of SAGNOF only has a couple hundred ABs this year, then, when he ordered one of his subjects to feed him grapes, Mallex Smith put on white gloves first, which caused Rajai to lose it, “You would be blessed to get The King of SAGNOF’s saliva on your paws!”  And, through all of this hardship, Rajai is still tenth in the majors for steals, and one good game away from being top five.

Bruce Rondon – Something few people, if any, talk about is how many new closers come into the league around the trading deadline.  Then again, I don’t read what others write about fantasy baseball so maybe everyone’s talking about this.  Damn, had one good sentence, then refuted it just that fast and I can’t argue with the rebuttal.  Marriage is a sentence, and now my sentences are like marriage.

Tyler Clippard – I’ll never be as clever as that one moment in my Rondon blurb, so why even bother?  Damn, now I’m bumming myself out!

Sam Dyson – He’s actually been good so far on the Giants.  I know, I know, I just jinxed him, but what if now I just unjinxed him?  Hmm, did I just jinx him again?  Okay, but what if now I’ve unjinxed him again?  Damn it!  I just jinxed him again, didn’t I?  Well, not so fast, sucker!  I just unjinxed him!  And jinxed again!  And just that fast unjinxed!  Jinxed!  Unjinxed by saying jinxed!  Jinxed by saying unjinxed!  AHHHH!!!!

Jerry Blevins – Could Reed get moved?  Would Leave It to the Blevins really become the closer?  I don’t have answers for these questions, but the 2nd one made me shudder a little and I shart a dingleberry.

Sean Doolittle – The Nats’ closer could also be Ryan Madson.  I’d say the only one that truly knows is Dusty, but that would be assuming Dusty knows.  Dusty knows A) His toothpicks are stored in his pear-shaped vase.  B) There’s no B. C) There’s no C. D) And there’s no motherf***ing D!

Keone Kela – This is more complicated than what Jeff Banister knows.  He sure as hell doesn’t know where the other N is in his last name; that shizz is confusing, yo.  Alex Claudio has been fine as the closer, but Kela returned from the DL and could take over the closer role.

Zack Wheeler – This is a strictly Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes out its window, screaming, “Rick Springfield said, ‘Jesse is a friend!’  I want friends!  I’m a peach!”  Yo, Stream-o-Nator sounds lonely.

Jerad Eickhoff – I nearly listed Rafael Montero, but I gave you one Mets starter, so I figured I’d mix up my Stream-o-Nator recommendations.  Kinda tomato-tomahto though.  (Can you count all the fruits mentioned in this post?  Yunel Escobar can.)

SELL

Corey Dickerson – Sells are legit the hardest thing I write all week.  I don’t like being wrong, and Sells are consistently being graded on most recent performances vs. long-term.  For unstints, I’ll say to Sell Michael Conforto or Miguel Cabrera in May (I did), and they will hit a home run within three days and people are like, “Yo, Grey, you is dumb!  I’m going to send you a male passenger pigeon, please eat its D!”  If you are selling a player, it is not for what they do in the next week.  It’s what they do for the rest of the year and what you can get for them.  So, I don’t know what Corey Dickerson can get you in a trade, but his ROS projections say around 10 HRs, 1 SB and .270.  Um, Gerardo Parra could get you that in the next two weeks.  Not saying to trade Dickerson for a lap dance from Pablo Sandoval’s even larger cousin Pablo Reallyoval, but I would explore options.

   
  1. Nelson says:
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    Sell Villar for whatever I can get or hold and hope?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, whatever you can get

  2. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Great article. Hope you Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, homey!

  3. OaktownSteve says:
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    Got $7 tickets to the Giants last night so the kids and I went and let me tell you…the Giants are terrible. I mean they are really really a terrible awful team and they are going to be really really bad for a good while.

    Also, Bum is not throwing very hard. He was sub-90 most of the night.

    Finally, Spongebob’s homer was pretty legit. It went right over the 421 sign in dead center. It was interesting that he got the start versus the left hander and the homer was against Bum. Also, it was ass cold and windy SF summer style and the ball had no travel. I’m still streaming Spongy for awhile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giants being poor is what happens when you chase 30-year-olds in trades for too long… I said this this morning about Bum, bet he says next March that he wasn’t 100% all this 2nd half

  4. Josh says:
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    13 team mixed keeper. We get to keep 8. RIght now I’m sitting 9th place little hope of making the top 3…..

    Squad: C-Avila, 1B-Miggy, Bour, 2B Lemahieu, dozier, 3B – Moncada, OF – Yelich, Peralta, Marte, Jos Ram

    Got an offer… his Chris Taylor and Clint Frazier, plus a pick – for my Jose Ramirez.

    Looking ahead to next year I’d keep Jos Ram for sure as one of my 8. Would you see Taylor as a keeper? Frazier as a keeper? Or would you pick others from my squad first.

    SHould I do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Ramirez

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you!

  5. Josh says:
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    Was that a back to the future reference? “This is Marvin! Marvin Berry, your cousin!” Pretty sure it was.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it was

      • Josh says:
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        Love it! HRam or Chris Davis Dynasty

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis, but bother kinda bleh

          • BSA70 says:
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            @Grey: Davis drives me nuts. HRs or crickets with a shitload of Ks for good measure. Why can’t he and Smoak talk more?!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hanley will drive you just as nuts

  6. Robert says:
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    In a 10 team h2h league, do prefer Odor over LeMahieu? I don’t want to give up on Odor, but it seems like he hurts more than helps in H2H. I think I could get LeMahieu for Happ and Thames.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: got it

  7. BSA70 says:
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    So with Correa going down I slid Bregman into 3rd base and Nunez over to SS. I can grab Valencia or Cast, but think I may stand pat with LeMahieu and Smoke in my CI and MI. If Rosario was brought up my Correa hole would be more fun to watch. Nunez off this DL stint is a snoozer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  8. Gator says:
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    An early estimate for Moncada’s rankings in 2018? Top 100 overall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Easy

      • Gator says:
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        @Grey: top 50 too high?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  9. Anchovies says:
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    DeJong or Arcia? ya cant have everything…thinking ROS, but im in a dogfight this week, too.

    great articles today, as always. thanks for that

    have a pretty good weekend!

    –dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia — you too!

  10. Dan says:
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    12 team H2H with OPS and I’m using up too many bench slots on 1b/of types. Who’s the drop?

    Carlos Santana
    Kendrys Morales
    JBJ
    Matt Adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  11. peacecoast says:
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    hey dude!
    drop schebler or joc for castellanos and/or nick vincent?

    also start salazar tomorrow in TOR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dude! Joc… I’d wait and see with Salazar

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: drop joc for cast or vincent?

        i am depressed about schebler, you think he will do more than shitty 240 and 10HR ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Joc

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tho Schebler is kinda boring me now

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: who do u prefer tho cast or vincent? Ima just try drop both for both! fuk da police

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cast

  12. jlfc42 says:
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    Brother Grey, very good read. Definitely loved the Back to the Future reference.

    I’m swimming in CI’s and trying to gauge who to keep and sell for an SP or OF via packaging a 1B and 3B.

    1. ROS Wil Myers or Hosmer.
    2. Maikel Franco or Castellanos
    3. I own HanRam and Carlos Gomez, and have zero OF depth (Trout/Springer/Parra/Puig/Gomez). I dont think I can get anything for HanRam in the league I’m asking about. Should I drop either him or Gomez to stream hot schotatoes or hold on for the ride?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Myers… Cast… Drop Gomez

      • jlfc42 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks CarGomez’s hot streak got me through some rough times while Trout was on the DL…but the nostalgia is way past being worn off. Grichuk just hit a bomb a few minutes ago. Do you think he’s figured it out after being sent down to the minors or should I look elsewhere?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Elsewhere

          • jlfc42 says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: Thanks again!

            I own Chris Owings as my sole SS at the moment (traded villar a while back for Odor straight up, and Trea Turner is…well, you…).

            Would you pick up Trevor Story to slide into the SS slot so I can move Owings to the OF? Both are at Coors/Chase respectively, and Hittertron likes them both.

            • Grey

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              Yup

  13. jlfc42 says:
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    Last question. Both Eichoff and Montero are on waivers. SON like Montero a little more than Jerad, if you had to pick between the two of them who’d you roll with?

    I “could” grab both, but I’d need to start the over McCullers, who SON is “meh” on this weekend on the road vs BAL. I know it doesn’t seem logical, but would you bench McCullers this weekend for either of the above streamers? I read you post earlier this week when you said he might be dealing with a shoulder issue, which worries me.

    Do you think McCullers is a Sell candidate or should I roll the dice with him ROS?

    Thanks for everything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff… I’d roll dice on McCullers

  14. Carl Weathers says:
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    Happy Friday Grey. I want to drop Mazara for Castellanos is a keep everyone Dynasty league. The league setup punishes K’s.

    Do you think I should outright drop Mazara for him (cant get a deal after trying a lot). To give you an idea, Mazara is at 1.3 average pts per over last 30, Castellanos is at 3.0!

    I think someone is going to pick up Castellanos soon.

    Gracias!

    • Grey

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      Sounds fine

  15. OaktownSteve says:
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    Keon Broxton is getting a good amount of pine in his diet lately. Been Phillips the last couple days. I’ve had to sit him in weekly league.

    Pretty sure Odubel has hit in every spot in the lineup this year besides 9th.

    Tonight’s home run call is a homer…I could see Matt Chapman taking Matz deep. This is more a hunch than a pure spider sense.

    • Grey

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      Matz has looked awful so not a bad hunch

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Broxton was toting the worst contact rate on pitches in the zone last time I checked. It was inevitable.

      I feel there’s a “Fast Car” joke in your Chapman call, but I’m unable to put my finger on it.

      Any positives you can give me on Healy? Dude’s been lost for a month.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Fred Garvin MP:

        Healy has been pretty streaky this year. I think he’s been dealing with the old military man General Soreness. He always looks like a .265-.270 hitter with 30 hr guy to me so that means you get your 11 homers and a little hot streak somewhere between now and the end of the year.

  16. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    “Everyone Strikes Out”, is that the long-awaited followup to “Everyone Poops”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Similar subject matter I reckon. Ugh, I’m streaming Ian Kennedy tonight. I feel so dirty.

        • Grey

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          I almost did but dropped him

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: This does not inspire me with confidence. Truth be told, I was trying to drop him at the last minute, but the clock struck 1:20 while I was figuring out who to replace with.

            • Grey

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              Hate when that happens

  17. Old School Brother says:
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    David Robertson in a 10 team Roto, launch him into the sun for anyone above? Have Bentances on this team as well, such a bummer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robertson was just dropped in my RCL

  18. Jim says:
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    Drop Bour or Ryan Zimmerman for Castellanos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

  19. Brett says:
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    Ian happy or story 2017? And 2018?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  20. dfrench23 says:
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    What do you think about Brandon Moss ROS? Does he have the word schomato in his future??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s hot right now, I think… he’s garbage overall

      • dfrench23 says:
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        @Grey: haha…OK. So if I have an open OF spot and Peraza is on my bench with OF elig should I plug him in there or pick up one of these dudes? Gamel, Kepler, Span, Joyce, Marisnick, Seth Smith, Spangenberg, Lind, Grossman, Kiki, or Ellsbury.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Spang

  21. Wacha Wacha says:
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    How would you rank Arcia, merrifield, and Villar Ros?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrifield, Villar

  22. Brett says:
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    Happ or Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  23. MikeZ says:
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    Can you rank Castellanos, Reddick, and Gyorko ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  24. Tigres says:
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    Sunday Santana for Cano and CarMart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  25. Dave says:
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    I’ll admit I was surprised to see DeJong here….he’s 3/25 (which includes his game today), and I was about to drop him for Nick Williams, or Hanley or Billy Hamilton….points league and out of contention. Stick with what I got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  26. daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    ROY Manaea or Salazar
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea

      • daze says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks
        Enjoy the weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: speaking of… Can he maintain a Top 30 SP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who? Sorry all I see is Can he maintain a Top 30 SP?

          • mthom42 says:
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            @Grey: my bad… Manaea

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, prolly around 40-50

  27. DonnieB says:
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    Vince Velasquez an add? Do you drop Margot or Joc?
    Would you want Neris over the closers you mentioned in today’s adds?

    Thanks and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Joc… Neris is all right, tomato tomahto really

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  28. Brett says:
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    Arcia or happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  29. green monstah says:
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    Good afternoon Grey! Man I hope your weeks been good, it’s a hot one at 93! Yikes!

    H2h pts weekly lock league.

    Which bat(s) are you adding for depth? I have no particular need at position just best overall

    Castellanos, paul dejong (1b/2b/SS), parra., marwin Gonzalez (3b/OF/1b).

    Part 2. if & big IF but if mets deal either TJ Rivera or A Cabrera (or both) would Rosario be worth a stash ?

    To get an idea here’s my roster

    1b: Smoak

    2b: LeMehieu

    3b: sano (he’s also eligible at DH, OF, or can be put at utility or IF too)

    IF: Pedroia

    SS: owings (SS/2b/OF)

    OF we start 4:
    Bryce Harper, Judge, Benintendi, Ian Happ (2b/OF)

    Utility: bellinger (1b/OF)
    Utility: Pham

    Bench: conforto, Moncada (2b but maybe he’ll gain 3b too), Todd Frazier (3b/DH), Jose abreu, schebler, schwarber, cespedes.

    Have a great one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra in Coors… sure stash Amed if you have room… you too!

  30. DonnieB says:
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    Who has more overall value ROS between Andrew Miller and Neris?

    • William Hung says:
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      @DonnieB: you counting holds?

      • DonnieB says:
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        Saves Only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  31. stefan says:
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    Who do you like better ROS? This would be last piece of a trade:

    Gio G (regression looming)
    EdRod (tough division, coming back from injury)
    Cueto (hot mess this season but could rebound)
    Gausman (hot mess too, but showing glimmers)

    • Grey

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      Gio

  32. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: You think Maddon is going to leave Rizzo at 9 games @ 2B all season until the final game of the year when in the last inning he does his shift? And then in his postgame presser he says he did it for all the fantasy baseballers for 2018…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, just to mess with us

  33. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Trading miguel cabrera and dickerson for freeman??? good?

    gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  34. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 2 quickies ; ) h2h pts, ROS – was offered his Tulowitzki for my Benintendi (I have Gyorko as SS option)- take it or leave it?
    Is Samardzija worth hanging on to, seems to fall apart every time I start believing in him. Big THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leave…yeah on Samardzija

  35. Nick says:
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    H2H league ROS Votto or Kris B?

    Also, is that trade fair straight up or giving up too much in Votto?

    Thanks Grey enjoy your weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kris… don’t see the point of the trade, you too!

  36. dustyfingers says:
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    Close to making the playoffs. Need to make some tough decisions. Who’s expendable, Desmond, Alonso, Kinsler? I’ve been eyeing Merrifield. His steals could be a big help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler

      • dustyfingers says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! That’s where I was leaning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  37. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Arrieta hit me with the quintessential Box Scare today! I’m still recovering.

    • Grey

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      Haha

  38. Andrew Ball says:
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    I’ve tried trading bellinger for kershaw and Scherzer. would you see miggy as a fair offer for yu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yu

  39. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, sorry but 2 questions now becomes 3, pls rank for ROS (H2H pts) – Faria, Fulmer, Godley, Straily – thanks again and have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily, Fulmer

  40. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    No ROS projections needed. I have a more difficult request as I only care about the first three weeks of Sept which is our playoff rounds. Peering into your crystal ball would you trade:

    1. J Dyson and Simmons for Hamilton. I have Marwin and Owings to backfill.
    2. Verlander (or Nova) and Lamb for Arenado.
    3. LoMo and Melancon for Turner

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Yes 3. Yes

  41. mthom42 says:
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    Rolling with these SP for the playoffs (10T h2h)…

    Paxton
    Nola
    Cueto
    Samardzija
    Manaea
    Taillon
    Clevinger
    Maeda

    Enough Arms? Who are you selling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sell Cueto if I thought I could get anything

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: why did I know that was coming? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  42. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    Ok, big offer on trade deadline…my Lamb and Nova for his Arenado. Thoughts?

  43. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    You answered. Thank you

  44. Texas Flood says:
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    Picked up Castellanos just before I toggled over to Grey’s Buy column on him….never felt smarter in my life….happy and sad at the same time.

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Texas Flood: almost as predictable as a Texas flood!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  45. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Hey Grey, do i dare bench Goldy tonight against Sherzer? He’s 0-12 for his career. I want to plug Napoli in somewhere because I feel Naps is entering one of his hot streaks. I have Bour and Moncada in my other two spots. 10 team roto. Sitting 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would never bench him

      • Favio Vasquez says:
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        Lol, I was looking for a spark. Not losing ground but not gaining either. Thought id give crazy shit a try. Late…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, if you want, try it, but Goldy, I mean

          • Favio Vasquez says:
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            Oh no bud, the “I would never bench him” comment, good nough for me. Bour and moncada are supposed to have good matchups so i guess my Nappy attempt at homers is not as good as Gold. Ill have to ask your advice on a 5th shot of tequila, “mmm you could try it but” lol, thanks Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, no problem

  46. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves (budget)

    1) Nova or Erod? Need to either make room for Erod coming off my DL or just drop him.

    2) Drop Bush right now for one of: Kela, Rondon, Rosenthal, Dyson, Clippard, Bedrosian…..or wait until the trade deadline for more closer roles to possibly change

    3) Familia should definitely be stashed with an open DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nova 2. Hold with limited moves 2. Yeah

  47. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thoughts on this trade in a ridiculously deep total points league where I am nowhere near contending?

    I give Trout and Segura

    I get Correa, MadBum, Broxton, Urias, Pirela

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t give away Trout and Segura

      • TualatinTwoStep says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man,

        What about a Correa/Kluber/Hamilton/Broxton/Urias package? Still not enough for Trout and Segura?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

  48. Sam says:
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    Is Knebel, Corey Seagerr, and Greg Holland to much to give up for Kemp, Price, and Alex Claudio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, too much

  49. Every29Years says:
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    Best on the wire in a 12 teamer H2H include Souza and Peralta for bats (ten hitting cats so Melky and Simmons holding good value) and Bush, Rosie and Viz for RP. Holds and saves league. Any drops from this team to upgrade?
    C- Realmuto
    CI – Freeman, Lamb, LoMo
    MI – Rizzo, Dee, Simmons
    OF- Conforto, Schebler, Melky, Marwin, Owings (must play 5)
    UTil: Thames or Dyson pending needs, platooning
    RP – Holland, Maurer, Kela
    SP – Kershaw, Verlander, Severino, Nova, Taillon, Faria, Happ (maybe a streamer?)
    DL – Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta over Schebler… Can stream Happ

      • Every29Years says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Been wanting to part with Scottie…might go Peralta and Souza (if I can get both) and drop Schebler and Kela figuring I have time before the playoffs to get my third closer (don’t like bench bats but maybe Souza/Peralta stick if Thames flames out? )

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That makes sense

          • Every29Years says:
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            @Grey:
            I kid you not, as I am reading your response I get this trade sent:

            His Cutch for my Conforto and Faria. League deadline is 9am so much to mull over. Thanks for the heavy lifting sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fair

  50. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    I have several bench bats that are very similar – Melky, Gomez, Parra – would you drop any of them for Arcia? Still batting 8th but he’s been nice over the last month. I’m leaning Gomez – thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Gomez

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – one more:

        Thames/R.Hill for Hamilton/Leake

        Who ya got in a vacuum?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hamilton

  51. Jim says:
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    Corbin or Morton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  52. Nightmare! says:
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    I just traded my Miguel Cabrera, Michael Conforto, and kelvin Herrera for his Ozuna, Corbin, and Alonso. How’d I do oh great one?
    12 team H2H points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid!

  53. Dubjay says:
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    Hey grey,
    Which one of these 3 should start today
    POLLOCK vs WSH(Scherzer)
    T.FRAZIER @sea(Moore)
    L.CAIN vs CWS(shields)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

      • Dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for always replying so quickly. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  54. Adam says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Happ,Bregman,Owings
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings, Happ

  55. Adam says:
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    Schwarber or Parra ROS?

  56. Adam says:
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    Reddick ,Schwarber or Owings ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  57. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    Conforto or LoMo?

    Faria or Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo…Taillon

  58. Scrapski says:
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    Preferred drop…
    Haniger for conforto
    Or bell for smoak
    Or dejong for moncada
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Josh Bell for Smoak, DeJong for Moncada and Haniger for Conforto, in that order

  59. Scrapski says:
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    Roto
    10’team

  60. Scrapski says:
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    Plz rank
    Hendricks
    Corbin
    Maeda
    Thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda, Corbin

  61. Peter Pyper says:
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    Whatcha think about C-Mart vs Stras in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  62. Mike says:
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    Reddick or Corey Dickerson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  63. Eng says:
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    Great stuff, Grey. Wheeler or Montgomery (cubs) ROS? Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Montgomery

  64. Nightmare! says:
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    Which trade offer do you like best and do you think is also fair:
    12 team H2H points

    1) my chapman and Jon Gray for Rich hill, Domingo S
    2) my chapman and Desmond for jay Bruce, Domingo S
    3) my chapman and Desmond for B. Hamilton, Domingo S
    4) my chapman and Desmond for Duvall, Domingo S
    5) my chapman and Jon Gray for Nova, Domingo Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are fair… I’d do 3

  65. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey, (10-to h2h cat keeper) balance stats
    I’ve got Yelich and Braun for my LF spot and have Dickerson riding the bench. A guys in my league wants him off me and has talked about throwing me L. Lynn and/or Hill for him. If you only get one pitcher, which one would you choose for Dickerson and is it worth it ?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either, Lynn

  66. Mike says:
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    Reddick or Schwarber ROS?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  67. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Todd Frazier or Moncada ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  68. Tank1 says:
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    Schoop or Odor ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  69. John Hagar says:
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    Grey, not sure if you’ll be on here this late on a Friday, but I’ve decided to post this anyway just in case…

    This blog was hilarious! Normally you get me to LOL once or twice per day. This one got me four times with a few other chuckles. Perfect way to start the weekend!

    Have a good one! (I can hear you now saying “been told I do”) hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, man!

  70. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Reddick for Mark Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  71. Boxberger worth holding on to ROS? Picked him up awhile ago and he got me a win but nothing since.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  72. Jason says:
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    I need to speculate on potential new closers. Could you please rank the following….rondon, Shane Greene, vizcaino, barraclough, Blevins, salas.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barra, Viz, Blevins

  73. prog nation says:
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    Good morning Grey–Saturday now on the east coast. Looking to drop Villar, though have him on the trading block in my yahoo league. However, someone just dropped Zach Britton, and J.A Happ. Britton seems like a steal, but question is where he ends up. Thoughts on dropping Villar for Britton or Happ? or hold.

    Thanks and have a rocking good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Britton

  74. Wilson says:
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    Hanley or C Davis for ROS? OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Frazier or Hanley for ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hanley

  75. Yoyo says:
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    Alex wood, Jimmy Nelson, Domingo Santana all $10 to keep for $40 Chris sale, $30 Chris archer?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  76. Wilson says:
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    Need SV and SB, and i got Machado for 3B
    and a guy need power
    Was trying to trade K Davis for his Diaz and Villar but failed.

    Now, Trade my Frazier + K Davis for his Diaz + Villar
    too much ? or ok to go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  77. Swfcdan says:
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    Whats up daddio. Jerko or Cozart moving forward for MI? OBP league.

    Not loving Cozart’s irregular PT but I think he’s the better bat .952 OPS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  78. dfrench23 says:
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    Velazquez or Alex Meyer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meyer

  79. Mike in Busan says:
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    Thanks Grey, another great write-up. Shortstop is a wasteland. Do I stick with DeJong or drop him for Russell or Semien?
    So fed up with Rosario not getting the call…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: thanks, Grey; damn, you’re up and posting early, aren’t you? I wasn’t expecting to see this until morning here. California time is baffling to me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  80. Scuffy McGee says:
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    I somehow ended up with Ray, Walker, and Godley on my 12 tm h2h and just saw Corbin is available. Is he a must-add over Godley or in general?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can try him

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: I’d hold but Walker if anyone

  81. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you think Addison Reed gets traded and stays a closer? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

  82. mthom42 says:
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    Trout/Doizer/Lindor or
    Machado/Judge/Carrasco/Schoop

    Which side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  83. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    1.Dump Rodon for EdRod? 12tm H2H 5×5

    2. Rendon for Cmart which side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Rendon, it’s fair

  84. MLBeastmode says:
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    Chris Davis or Hosmer ROS? I want to say Hosmer, but he’s so boring.

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  85. ryanoger says:
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    1. Happ a streamer in a 10 team right?

    2. Lose Odor for Kinsler?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Don’t answer these questions, ha, just read top 100 for 2nd half, my bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Nah

  86. Citizen5 says:
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    1) UTL/DH for ROS – Hosmer, Merrifeild or Napoli

    2) Lost Correa – Trade Odor for Segura? Picked up DeJong in the meantime.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer — 2. Sure

  87. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Should I drop rodon , or straily for corbin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  88. Jake says:
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    Castellanos or Desmond?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  89. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Im bogged down with bats. Cozart or Villar ros and ive also got cutch, k davis, marte, judge & conforto in my outfield. Do I then drop desmond? Baseball gods have me like “damn man really?” Btw no one wants to fairly trade anyone in my league anymore and half i think have quit.
    SP’s are Quintana, Peacock, clevinger and Salazar. Thor is on my DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give up on Villar, it ain’t happening — wouldn’t lose Desmond

      • “Oh you sendin’ the wolf? Shit, thats all I needed to know”…….totally paraphrasing ……….Thanks Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice!

  90. maximumxpower says:
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    Hey Grey! Was wondering about your ideal waiver settings. My league limits to 110 a season. That feels low to me as I’m already at 85. What’s a good normal number for this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer unlimited, but if that’s not an option — 150’s about right

      • maximumxpower says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Figured you were a unlimited guy after hearing about your notoriously high waiver moves.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, that’s just in one league, I have weekly moves and limited FAAB in other leagues

  91. Anchovies says:
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    thanks for the article,great read!
    hey hey grey or whomever…

    i desperately need a streamer for sunday. qs/k’s a kinda important.

    looks like my options are Ty Blach @ SD or (this is a SON call) Rafael Montero vs. OAK

    thanks a lot!

    –dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  92. The Guy says:
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    Rank ROS: kela, Brach, Norris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris, Kela

  93. Andy says:
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    Better Keeper for 2018

    Cespedes or Story?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  94. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    Holds and saves league. H2H so aiming for a few weeks down the road as playoffs start. I do not carry a holds guy preferring to snipe if the other team I am playing is vacant there. Now I see potential to hedge my bets with BearClaw, Viz, Rosie or Kela.

    1. Who is most likely to be a closer come September?
    2. Regardless of holds or saves, who will perform the best?
    3. Are any of these guys going to be better than Melancon who I have on DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Rosenthal 2. Bear 3. Nope

      • Every29Years says:
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        @Grey:

        Nice! Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. b the esq. says:
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    10 team roto. Sitting in 4th. Strong in pitching, weak in offense. Was offered 2 separate trades. Take one, both or neither.

    His Jose Ramirez for my Alex Wood.
    His Travis Shaw for my gio Gonalez.

    Realmuto
    Rizzo
    Kinsler
    Macho
    Story
    Dozier (Infield spot)
    Bellinger
    Pham
    Parra
    Desmond
    LoMo (Util)
    BN – Happ, Devers

    SP – Bud Norris, Wood
    RP – Kenley, Britton
    P – Herrera, Betances, Doolittle
    BN – Nelson
    Gio
    Ray
    Darvish
    Taillon
    Clevinger
    DL – Familia

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Both

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Grey: Took both…thanks for the thoughts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  96. Joe Quadres says:
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    Drop any of these for Conforto?

    Benitendi, Yelich, Trumbo.

    (It’s a 10 team yahoo league. Don’t @ me asking if it’s a 4 team league).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  97. Nightmare! says:
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    Hello mustache! Greetings from 105 degree weather in STL! Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!!

    1) which one of these fellers do I cut…..I must choose 1
    Steven Souza Jr and his .273 20hr 60 RBI
    Domingo Santana and his .292 16hr 51 RBI
    Yonder Alonso and his .272 21hr 45 rbi

    2) pick 1 please to start next week
    Steven Souza (3vsBAL, [email protected])
    Shin suey choo (3vsMIA, 3vsBAL)
    Chris Taylor (3vsMINN, 3vsSF)

    3) Weekly lineup, Sonny Gray is suppose to be a two start but trade rumors linger. Is it worth the risk to start him @toronto on Monday with the possibility of him not getting his 2nd start?

    4) last question I promise…..
    Please pick 2 to start

    Tanaka vsTB (odorizzi)
    Taillon @SF (bumgarner)
    Jon Gray @STL (Lynn)
    Jimmy Nelson @wash (Gio G)

    5) thanks for your comedy and input. You are truly Da man!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, and humid! 1. Alonso 2. Souza 3. I wouldn’t start him @Tor 4. Tanaka, Taillon

  98. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Luis Castillo or Jordan Montgomery ? Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo, though not great next week

  99. Andrew Ball says:
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    Would you drop villar for peraza in light of sogard coming off dl or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  100. henncoop says:
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    Looks like Correa is out till at least 9/1 & possibly a week or two beyond that. My question is who I might replace him with & whether to drop him. This a 5X5 $$ league where i am in 2nd doing pretty well hitting (1st RBIs; 2nd HRs; 4th in Avg; & 8th in SB’s & Runs). This league has 30 players per team but SP is very thin & it is nice to hold on to decent guys then play matchups in weekly lineups.
    The best options for pick up are Russell (surprised he is there), Galvis, or A Escobar (hot bat lately) I hate to drop Correa but it is getting late in the season & there are no DL slots. I waited it out with Freeman & glad I did but this feels to be different.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addison

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: thanks …but drop Correa as well to do so or try to hold on with no DL slots in this league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop him if I didn’t have to

          • henncoop says:
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            @Grey: Fair enough …thanks for the advice. I’ve been streaming for weeks but the bigger stable of SP’s mean I hold on to some of the top streaming choices… right now I am looking at week 8/1 match ups & trying to pick up good match up guys.
            Makes sense to hold on until we get additional negative news or I need his slot …BADLY
            Thanks for talking me off the ledge
            Have a good weekend!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  101. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey lovely post as per the usual…..I just had polanco go back on the dl, is it time to let Dahl go and scoop whose hot off waivers? Hes a keeper and could always go back at end of season and roster him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  102. The Guy says:
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    Would you trade Donaldson for Pollock, Taillon, Rivero?

    • The Guy says:
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      @The Guy: keeper forever league, no restructions. OBP, QS added. In it this year. Need CF, saves, but would put me at 16 keepers out of 14. Doesn’t matter a whole lot if I’m in it this year though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  103. OldNavy says:
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    I cut Cabrera in a 10 team h to h league in May. I don’t regret it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  104. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league:

    Odor, Pollock, Benintendi, Arrieta

    Or

    Carpenter, Springer, Strasburg

    Which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  105. Daniel mansoor says:
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    Pickup Cesar Hernandez for any of the following. 2b 3b and ss hurting after correa out.
    Villar Russell bregman amad Rosario. Got marwin as well. That’s my infield.
    Thanks in advance and love the stuff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Rosario

  106. Daniel mansoor says:
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    Also love the podacasts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  107. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    Given this lineup below, would you chase steals with a guy like Mallex or maybe a spec add with Rosario? Is there a soon to be called up blazer t be aware of? Or hold? If add speed, who gets dropped?
    12 team, H2H, in second place if that helps…..
    C- Realmuto
    CI – Rizzo, Lamb, Freeman
    MI – Dee, Simmons, Marwin
    OF – Conforto, Melky, Owings, Souza, Schebler, Dyson or Thames (platoon) must play 5
    Util: LoMo
    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex over Schebler, play him for speed

  108. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you drop Luis Castillo for Patrick Corbin? Corbin’s splits are nice in June and July I just Checked them out on fangraphs

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  109. Brett says:
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    For 2018-2021 ozuna or benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  110. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    Cobb hit the WW. Aiming to improve for September playoffs in H2H 12 teamer. Playoff secure. Would you swap out any of these guys given that longer range view?

    My staff: Kershaw, Verlander, Severino, Nova, Taillon, Faria and one streamer spot (Happ now)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not right now

  111. henncoop says:
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    5X5 roto 30 player rosters with weekly lineups. Current OF is:
    JBJ (slumping a bit)
    JD Mart (should be healthy next week)
    Pham (still going strong …thanks for the you this add)
    Domingo
    N Williams (just added)
    also have Margot & Mazara as bench bats

    Available are:
    Pederson (so many days off in platoon)
    Heyward
    Mahtook (hot bat spec add?)
    Revere
    Anyone worth adding?? Who to drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those waivers bats aren’t very good

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: or even Brinson if I take a chance he could be called up

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh, not yet

  112. peacecoast says:
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    A. I started Salazar last night. Do I have balls or what (or just stupid).

    B. Think Brinson coming up soon now that Broxton sent down? If so that’s an immediate pickup right?

    C. pick one for this week: melky, castellanos, dejong, choo, grichuk

    thx! re: last podcast: never head you mad before, turned me on

    • peacecoast says:
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      @peacecoast: C: actually pick 2 cuz I might drop schebler for fucks sake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. I did too, accidentally, so not sure what that makes me B. I’d grab Brinson if he’s called up, I haven’t heard anything about him tho C. Castellanos, DeJong — Haha, thanks!

  113. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    gurriel FA drop odor for him im last in AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  114. peacecoast says:
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    Parra sitting second day in a row despite being red hot at the plate! Hold on to him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For now, yeah

  115. Peacecoast says:
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    You called it. Mccullers must he hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so, unfortch

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Dont agree that he’s hurt, but could see him getting skipped. Velocity is still there. I think it’s more of a mental thing. He’s not exactly the even-keeled type. Should have been out of the 5th, but the ump blew a called strike 3 on Schoop, and it went from there. Pitched poorly, but better than his line.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I legit hope so, FG, MP… I’m between him regressing and hurt, hoping for the former

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Definitely. McCullers has struggled with location and mentality most of his career.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I hear ya

  116. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Luis Castillo or odorizzi ? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t trust Castillo anywhere

  117. Brett says:
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    Where do you see freeman ranked next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 12

  118. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I’m at 6’s and 7’s with pitching. Nightmare week for starters:

    Godley @ Atl 6 er 9 baserunners
    McCullers vs. Sea 4 er 9 baserunners
    Straily vs. Phi 4 er 12 baserunners
    Nelson @ Pit 4 er 7 baserunners
    Alex Wood vs Atl 7 er 13 baserunners
    Manaea @NyM 4 er 12 baserunners
    McCullers @ Bal 6 er 11 baserunners

    Only good start was Degrom at home against the Cardinals. I’m rolling Quintana out at home against the Cards because what the hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hate when weeks like that happen… Just gotta hope next week is better

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Yup. Growl a few expletives, and move on. Worst thing you can do is get in your head and impact your process.

        In other more important news, I would like to suggest a new entrant for hottest mlb player’s mom: Tracie Conforto.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          *Googling Tracie Conforto* I love her now

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: haha , I knew you would!

  119. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Grey you watch Snowfall yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was great, I’m liking it

  120. Brett says:
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    Devers or castellanous?

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: sure you saw report devers is getting promoted!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Just dropped Franco for Devers; after that homer, I’m not sire I can pull the trigger on Dropping DeJong for Semien though. DeJong seems like a slow Odor, I’ve got a soft spot.

  121. peacecoast says:
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    drop odorizzi for corbin? meyer? chacin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  122. Brett says:
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    Vizcaino or kela for a league with holds as a category and saves as a category

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz

  123. Brett says:
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    League has category for holds and one for saves. Can you rank Dyson, Barraclaugh, Claudio and Dyson. Could use saves but also want the best pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Claudio, Barra

  124. Packers says:
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    Grey, what’s your take on C. Allen? I could use saves but I’m thinking of losing him for Fiers. Lost Kershaw too so only have Faria on reserves to take his spot. weekly 12 team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I needed saves, I wouldn’t drop Allen

      • Packers says:
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        @Grey: ok, thanks

  125. Brett says:
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    Viz or Barra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz

  126. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Kershaw is heading to the DL. Which pitcher would you pick up: CC, Parker Bridwell, Clayton Richard, or Paul Blackburn? Can you give me an order of who I should go after first, then if they are gone who next and so forth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC, Bridwell

  127. Mike in Busan says:
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    Is it safe to drop Madson yet?
    Think LeClerc only got the save chance because Claudio had thrown 3+ in the past two days?
    Do the Twins actually have an outfielder named Zach Granite?

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

    (3) SP: deGrom, Severino, McCullers
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Lynn J. Gray
    (6) Bench: McCarthy, Morton, Eickhoff, M. Moore

    (2) DL: Shoemaker, Aaron Sanchez

    With my last add for this week do I add an available closer OR grab which pitcher for next week?

    Available RPs: Rondon, Doolittle, Dyson, Blevins, Kela, Bradley, Familia*, Oh. Swarzak, Vizcaino, Barraclough

    7/24
    Ryu vs. MIN (15.7)
    Snell vs. BAL (12.5)
    Gausman @TB (-1.4)

    7/25
    Corbin vs. ATL (4.2)
    Lugo @SD (4.2)
    Chacin vs. NYM (-0.7)
    Pivetta vs. HOU (-8.2)
    Folty @ARI (-14.4)

    7/26
    Cahill vs. NYM (2.7)
    Hoffman @STL (-8.4)
    Meyer @CLE (-16.2)

    7/27
    Roark vs. MIL (0.1)
    Sabathia vs. TB (-1.0)
    Bauer vs. LAA (-4.2)

  129. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Drop Parra, Franco (both bench bats) or Folty for Devers?

  130. Wilson says:
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    Can Villar get every job now?
    A guy is proposing now : Trade his Diaz & Villar for my K. Davis.

    The proposal was proposed by me a week ago however he said no at that time.
    He seems changing his mind now.

    I need SV & SB and my HR is quite ok now. Should I take the offer?

  131. jason batteiger says:
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    14 teamer saves only, drop which of viz/cecil/clippard to open up a SP stream spot? also have rivero/kimbrel.

  132. Eggman says:
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    Got offered Dickerson for Kluber. I’m certain it’s because of this column…don’t know if I should thank or curse you.

    • Eggman says:
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      @Eggman: Because I don’t know what to do and it’s stressing me out

      • Eggman says:
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        @Eggman: I’m an idiot. I get my Corey Dickerson’s mixed up with my Charlie Blackmon’s. Irrelevant, sorry. But since I’m here….should I make the trade?! Blackmon for Kluber

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