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Ozzies sure seem to always be MIs.  Oswaldo Arcia must not have been allowed to change his name, he should’ve switched with Orlando.  I’m at the waiver wire like this, “Go shopping…Go shopping…Let’s all go shopping…Go shopping…”  Ya know what?  I’m just gonna leave this here…

I’m at the Albies Square Mall!
I’m at the Albies Square Mall!
I’m at the Albies Square Mall!
I’m at the Albies Square Mall!

You have to love Biz’s way with words.  Can only be described as slow and methodical.  Ozzie Albies can best be described as mini-Altuve.  What’s he a dwarf?  You little person, Ozzie Albies Square Mall?  He has a ton of speed (70 score), and makes contact, while his power has made serious gains.  Or GAINZ, according to Endorphin Ralph.  He’s a must grab in all leagues, and could be a top 25 fantasy player for dynasty leagues.  This little guy is big-time.  Unlike Ozzie Guillen and Ozzy Osbourne, this Ozzie will use his bat for something useful vs slapping and biting.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Lucas Sims – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was also called up by the Braves.  According to the Prospect-o-Nator, Sims is the number one rookie pitcher for this year.  He also carries a briefcase and is drawn in pixels.  I grabbed him in one deep league, and had him in an NL-Only league up until last week when I must’ve dropped him because he’s now on Lance’s team.  Um, I’m dumb.  His peripherals in Triple-A are kinda gorge –> 10.3 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and a 3.42 xFIP, only being done in by the home run a bit too much.

Matt Adams – Left yesterday’s game with dizziness.  This is what happens when your blood sugar drops too low!  Eat a Twinkie, and bring back Fatt Adams!

Johan Camargo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .296.  If in March you were like, “Should I draft CarGo in Colorado or Camargo?” I would’ve wrote you off as crackers.  Not so, Ritz Bits now, are ya?

Jim Johnson – 1 IP, 0 ER in the 7th inning of a losing game.  I’m getting the sense the Braves are going the Caitlyn Jenner route, and are fed up with their Johnson.  Obviously, Arodys Vizcaino should be owned everywhere.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4 and his 29th homer.  Judge or Bellinger?  You have to choose one for their career.  Firmly in the Bellinger camp, but there’s no wrong answer.

Kenta Maeda – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  Behind home plate last night, Stu Scheurwater was calling balls and strikes, and Stu is about 85 pounds underweight and 30 years too young to umpire.  Who is this kid?  Is he Doogie Howser of umpires?  He start umpiring as a ten-year-old?  If an umpire doesn’t look on the brink of angioplasty, he is not an umpire!

Johnny Cueto – Developed forearm tightness in rehab.  Yeah, that’s where he developed it.  You mean it wasn’t random bouts of blisters on his hand that’s made him look like a shell of his former self?  Shocking.  For those slow on the uptake, shocking with a period is not shocking.  It’s like opening a closet and a cat jumps…five minutes after you opened the closet and you’re already in the other room.

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.77.  I’m gonna win a lot of leagues if Schmohawkzija manages to get his ERA down to where his xFIP is in the 2nd half.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 17th homer, and hitting near-.360 in the last week.  This guy is hitting with reckless a-Brandon!

Keon Broxton – 0-for-3 as he returned from the minors.  Brinson will be the man left without a starting job now, as Broxton said, “Reclaiming my playing time!  Reclaiming my playing time!  Reclaiming my playing time!”

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-4, as he was activated from the DL, and picked up right where he left off, unfortch.  I know he’s got real life sadness in his heart, with his moms battling ALS.  I can’t even imagine.  We don’t know Piscotty!  We don’t know Piscotty!  With that said, it feels like a lost season for him.

Jimmy Nelson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.37 vs. Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.59.   This matchup was billed as, “Grey could see ranking both of these guys in the top 20 for starters next year.”  I’m the only one who calls it this.

Dylan Bundy – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  No one Belieber in the Orioles, that is apparently how they like it.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.81.  CC made his 500th start, and is only the 2nd pitcher to do that without a relief appearance.  After the game, he was informed he’d be moved to the bullpen for Sonny Gray.  I’m kidding, but I shouldn’t be.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .303.  Didi’s ready to make one fly, that’s why he hits that way.

Shane Greene – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the save, though he is apparently also staying in middle relief.  Way to trust your other guys, Ausmus.

Edinson Volquez – Don Mattingly said Volquez is “definitely” out for the season with a knee injury.  I imagine he said it straight-faced right after Edinson tried to pick up a paperclip and fell to the ground writhing in pain, because, later it was revealed, Edinson needs Tommy John surgery.  No wonder why he hurt his knee; he’s trying to throw with his leg.

Max Scherzer – Homered in his first at-bat, but then left the game after one inning with neck spasms, saying he slept on it funny.  Next time, he won’t sleep on his Kings of Comedy box set.

Howie Kendrick – 5-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .353.  Kendrick is exactly the kind of guy Dusty will find a way into the lineup, in a good slot, for the rest of the year if he’s healthy.  Also, five hits goes a long to a schmotato.

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Mentioned before, will mention again, Ziegler could coast into October with the job and rack up 12+ saves in two months.  SAGNOF!

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .313.  OZUNA take Matt Albers deep.  OZUNA say HEY HEY HEY.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-4 and hit 7th, as he was called up.  You can’t stop the Amedness!

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .316.  I’m going to place the last four years of my tax returns by the open window to signify what a breeze this audit is going to be–NOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .249.  It’s a little crazy how much I’m rooting for Donaldson now.  Not because I own him, but because I want people to draft him too high again next year.  Future schadenfreude!  Schadenfuture?

Justin Smoak – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .302.  I get at least one comment a week asking if Smoak is for real.  Guys and five girls, he has 30+ homers and hitting over .300, and I keep saying his peripherals are supporting his breakout.

Patrick Corbin – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.77 vs. Jon Lester – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.96.  I don’t have kids, but I think I have the same feeling of a parent the first time they put their kids on the bus and send them to school.  I get that feeling every time I start a pitcher.

Adam Rosales – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs as he hit third because he played shortstop for the Diamondbacks and that’s where Owings hit on occasion.  Seriously, 100 monkeys with a 100 typewriters could fill out a major league lineup card better than any major league manager.

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 25th and 26th homer.  HR to the Rizzo (repeat refrain).

Javier Baez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Fourteen homers is good.  Dot dot dot.  For May!  This is 2017 and it’s August!

Ian Happ – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer, as he hits 8th.  See 1/18th of inch above.  Or five inches above if a girl is reading.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.89.  This start is the new shutout.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  LoMo’s home run went 412 feet and 140 characters!

Evan Longoria – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, as he hit for the cycle.  Hitting for the cycle is such an odd thing, right?  It’s a good game, sure.  Does it really mean anything?  It’s like getting a 100 on a test in a class you ultimately get a C in.  Hey, great job!  You’re still hitting .276 on the year and on pace for as many homers as Bellinger already has.

Alex Bregman – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Fee, fie, fo, fum, I smell a schmotato, and a mystery-flavored Dum-Dum!

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, and 4th homer in three games.  Bet you’re glad you dropped him, huh?

Joey Gallo – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 26th and 27th homer.  Gallo’s like a fine, screw-off top wine!

Alex Claudio – 1 IP, 0 ER.  For what it’s Werth, I’m not entirely sure Claudio is still the closer.  Last night, he just randomly came in to the 8th inning, the game before, he weirdly pitched two plus innings.  I’d guess Keone Kela is the closer, but he pitched the 7th yesterday.  I grabbed Leclerc, but have no idea where this is headed, or three-headed.

Austin Hedges – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .220.  I bet he hits more than 14 homers this year, and less than 50.  What, I like Hedges.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.99, which tells only half the story.  Or better yet, it’s telling the full story, and you really only want to know half the story.  The story of the home games.  At home, his ERA is near-2.  You keep Chacin on a tight Jhoulys, and you’re doing golden.

Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Okay, everyone’s an ace in Petco.  Fair enough.

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  On June 16th, his ERA was 4.76.  Yup.  More yup, on my team, he has a 1.52 ERA in 47 1/3 IP with a 0.99 WHIP.  Now let’s all form a prayer hexagon that the Phils are rained out once so he misses his next start in Coors.

Ricky Nolasco – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.90.  I actually streamed him yesterday because:  Stream-o-Nator.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  I’ll point you back to how I said a few weeks ago Pujols had a solid 2nd half last year.

Scott Schebler – Hit the DL with a shoulder strain.  Knowing MLB trainers, he’s prolly been suffering from this for the last six weeks and why his numbers have taken a sharp downturn.  Elementary school nurses > MLB trainers.

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Meh, we get those from everyone.  We should be able to call a homer from Hamilton four steals.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he was called up to replace Schebler, and Winker will play on the reg.  All right, time for a cyclops’ing with a monocle.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .258.  Eugenio reminds me of Freddy Galvis.  Forgotten in deep leagues, and these are the type of guys that win you leagues.

Gregory Polanco – Ran the bases on Tuesday, and hopes to be activated today.  Hopefully Brocktune returns humming something not catchy.

Jameson Taillon – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.74.  I love the ball on this guy.  Love him.  But can’t own him right now.  C**nt is not helping matters by letting him get absolutely murdered.  Why did he even go out for the 4th inning?  Treating the surviving twin like a punching bag!

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (17) and legs (7).  The homer, a crack off Kimbrel, as the Indians were dusting the Red Sox off their shoulders.  Only Christian Vazquez was catching all their dust and waiting for his moment.  To be continued in six blurbs.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Seems unlikely he’d get close to preseason projections, but two hot-as-dog-balls months and he’s there.  Wouldn’t be the strangest thing that happened this year.  A catcher scored from first on a swinging strike this year.

Carlos Carrasco – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.89.  Hello, Jehovah, you don’t know me, but I bought your likeness at a consignment store.  I started Carrasco and Taillon, can you give me strength?  *sees at bottom of bag a grip strengthener*  Thanks, dreadlocked God!

Chris Sale – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 2.70.  The Regression Fairies lower the volume on their yellow Walkman, “This isn’t us.  This is juiced baseballs.”

Eduardo Nunez – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs.  Since he’s come to the Red Sox:  Beastmode.  I can’t be beat-mode.  I’m listening to my Beats by Dre and it’s a good song-mode.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  The homer was because he didn’t hit it towards Austin Jackson.

Christian Vazquez – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, a walk-off homer in a game that caused every Red Sox fan to lose control of their Shift key and go all caps.  From a fantasy perspective, I was gonna mention him the other day, he’s hitting .500 in the last week.  You know the drill.  Or DRILL.

Dustin Pedroia – Hit the DL with knee inflammation.  That’s what happens when a Sparky Anklebiter lets the sparks travel too far north.

David Price – Played catch on Tuesday.  I bet he didn’t play catch with Dennis Eckersley.

   
  1. DrEasy says:
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    OK, I guess I’ll be that guy: Amed Rosario or Albies ROS?

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @DrEasy: if I recall correctly, in yesterday’s comments section either Grey or Ralph or both said Albies.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Mike in Busan: i know grey at least said albies late in the day, possibly since albies has massive steals upside as everybody has drooled for amed all year while barely mentioning albies, gotta think the steals are why.

        • DrEasy says:
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          @Grey: Albies?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            When in doubt, Albies!

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @DrEasy: I think Grey likes Albies.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Albies

  2. Scott says:
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    Kinsler has been useless for most of the year and it isn’t getting better. Detroit is a dumpster fire except for Justin upton. Would you cut kinsler for albies? Need all of the hitting stats I can get. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Sure

    • Steve says:
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      @Scott: kinsler or Kendrick? It’s come to that…

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Steve: Albies

  3. Greg says:
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    I can’t believe I’m asking this, but if you own (ed) Will Myers, how long would you wait out this slump? Haven’t played him in a week.

    I guess I’m done with Taillon, too, but his next start is vs. the Pads….you drop him already?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Greg: Yesterday you wanted to bench him, today you want to dump him, tomorrow you’ll want him back.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Greg: You haven’t played him, would you play the other bench bat you picked up instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: I wouldn’t drop Myers… Taillon vs. Pads doesn’t sound awful, ugh, drawing me back in

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    Fab write-up, like the Fab 4 – more famous than Jesus!

    a. Ziegler absolutely scares the sh*t out of me. I know he has that 3/4 release and pitches low in the strike zone to induce ground balls all that is clear to me. Yet, he scares the sh*t out of me! That said, I will have my SAGNOF and eat it!

    b. Bregman=Berkman 2.0!

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 2

    Random Afghans: ‘[Talking loudly]’

    Afghan named Masoud: ‘Wait. Please don’t go. My name is Masoud. You must not judge us before you understand why we are not ready to help. Most of the Afghan people are very strong, and we are determined not to be driven from our land. Our children die of disease, mines, and poison gas, and the women are raped and killed. Last year, in the valley of laghman–the next valley–6,ooo Afghans were killed. Pregnant women were cut with bayonets and their babies thrown into the fires. This is done so they will not have to fight the next generation of Afghans. Yet nobody sees anything or reads anything in the papers. What you see here are the mujahedeen soldiers, holy warriors. To us, this war is a holy war. And there’s no true death for a mujahedeen because we have taken our last rites. We consider ourselves dead already. To us, death for our land and God is an honor. So, my friend, what we must do is to stop this killing of our women and children. If getting this man free so he can return to the free world and tell what happens here is necessary, then of course we will help. Leave us now so we may speak among ourselves and find the best way to free this man.’

    Rambo: ‘Thank you.’

    Afghan named Masoud: ‘We thank you.’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Hopefully! B. See A C. Nice!

  5. McSkooshin says:
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    Who you like better from a dynasty perspective now; Moncada or Albies?

  6. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Please rank

    Neris
    Vizciano
    Ziegler
    Dyson
    Treinen

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos: Albies, Albies, Albies…. Oh, wait…. Treinen, Ziegler

  7. marimon says:
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    I just got offered Story for my Merrifield, take it right?!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @marimon: I would

  8. Harry Doyle Jr says:
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    Yo G

    In my keeper forever league, guy with Conforto is asking me for Albies. What’s your take?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Harry Doyle Jr: I’d want Conforto…

      • Harry Doyle Jr says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Is it close depending on team needs? or just Conforto… flat out!

        Thanks JeF

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Harry Doyle Jr: I like Albies and long term its more of a needs move. Just need to see Albies do it at the MLB level before i dump Conforto for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harry Doyle Jr: Albies prolly, tough at this point… Conforto — 27/.280/3 — Albies 12/35/.280?

  9. BSA70 says:
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    Yeah but Eck was in the house.
    Oh and he told the reporters he doesn’t want to talk to Price, he’ll keep doing what he does, the crowd went wild, and the cheers carried him back to the legends box.
    And Price cried while playing catch and tweeting what a good teammate he is.

  10. Sean says:
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    To be fair to Chacin, he’s really only had 2 major blowups, one @LAD and the other @NYM. Those 2 are really bloating that road ERA. With all these 5+ ERA guys out there, I’m still going to keep rolling with him where ever he pitches.

    Who do you like ROS?
    1. Bregman (own) or Albies
    2. Norris (own), Treinen, or Zielger
    3. C. Fraizer (own) or B. Zimmer
    3a. If you chose Bregman for 1, do you like Albies over the answer from 3?

    Also are you starting Matt Moore today SON likes him at $16.2 vs OAK, but its still Matt Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: I have Chacin in weekly leagues, so I’ve been starting him too 1. Albies 2. Treinen 3. Zimmer — Live by SON die by SON

      • Sean says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I’ve been living by that rule all year, just trying to go after that 12-0 week since the guy I’m playing basically quit on his team. A quick followup, I scooped up Parra a couple weeks ago since he was hot, would you drop him for Zimmer instead of Frazier. Also the waiver wire’s been full of good drops this week as Semien and Zimmer were dropped, do you like Albies or Semien ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Zimmer — Semien, different things tho

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Grey: wait. You got all these Albies questions and Semien is the guy who finally breaks through?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Post-ejaculation

  11. Eg says:
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    Lose Eickhoff, Leake or Erod for Sims? Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Eg: Leake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eg: Agree with Cram

  12. Good morning, Grey. They are not allowing Villar to play baseball. In a limited move league, swap him for Albies (also just SS eligible on ESPN, ugh.)? Or would you prefer Semien, Happ, none of the above?? Much appreciated!

    • @zombie: – clarification : would you prefer dropping Semien, Happ, Villar, or none of three, for Albies??? thanks agai n.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @zombie: I’d lose Villar for him

  13. Chucky says:
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    I woke up this morning and had this horrific nightmare. Sale, Manea, Taillon and Carasco had all got blown up in their respective starts and doomed my numbers for the week. Not even sure but something about Max getting hurt and being removed from a start with a 6-0 lead? Is there anything I can do for my diet to prevent such nightmares?

  14. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank for ROS: Gyorko, Arcia, Moncada, Forsythe, Albies.

    Thanks.

  15. Adam Magerman says:
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    Wonderful write up as always.

    Someone offered me Brandon Belt for Villar in an OBP roto league. I am currently 5th in steals and 3rd in OBP, but the OBP cat is tight. thoughts?

    thank you!

    • Chucky says:
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      Villar? Whos that? Does he even suit up anymore?

  16. mcmi11ions says:
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    HA! I had a yellow Walkman…

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Mc!!!

      Ha!!!! Me too, bought in 1985 with the money I earned as Grocery Clerk at Safeway!!!

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Ha, think everyone did, but RFs still rocking it

      • DrEasy says:
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        @Grey: I swear I saw someone the other day with one. I thought maybe he’s crazy, but now I realize it’s a RF thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Spandex shorts, yellow walkman, head bobbing…That’s the RF way

          • mcmi11ions says:
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            @Grey: I use mine while roller blading down the street in my tightie white-es!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d like to see that!

  17. Rob says:
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    Hello 5×5 league 10 team league.
    Contreres, Goldschmidth, Cano, Longoria, DEJong, Seimen , Mancini, Trout,Stanton,Judge,Thames,Santana,Encarnacion
    P: Wood,Salazar,Porcello,Samardziji, Nelson, Gray,Chacin, Ozuna,Diaz
    Bench: Jordan Montgomery can drop
    Jared Eickoff, Derek Fisher.
    Injured: Trea Turner, Lance McCullers.
    Currently in 3rd, I build up the offense by trading every pitcher I had. Need Stolen bases, I think I can get her enough Hrs and Rbis to come in first.
    What’s fair value for Aaron Judge? Would love Blackmon or Betts? Who else should I target? Trying to get Andrus Aldo if possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: I’d take Betts or Blackmon, that order — Andrus/Aldo means nothing to me

  18. Nathan says:
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    Drop benintendi for ozzie? In a redraft?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nathan: You can, but I’d wait and see

  19. Dhouse42 says:
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    Haha Schadenfuture is a keeper

  20. Wilson says:
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    Bridwell did good job in his last two games.
    Is it safe to start Bridwell vs PHI tomorrow? or safe to start Gausman vs DET? Thoughts.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Both of them? Or safe to start one of them, Bridwell or Gausman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m starting both

  21. Bucktail30 says:
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    How would you rank these? Number of keepers depends on final standings. Have to give up a pick for each keeper. 12 team league. Thanks!

    Rafael Devers (give up 21st rd pick)
    Andrew Benintendi (20th rd)
    Yoan Moncada (14th rd)
    Chris Sale (10th rd)
    Miguel Sano (7th rd)
    Francisco Lindor (5th rd)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bucktail30: Do you have to decide this now? Especially since you don’t know your final standing?

      • bucktail says:
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        @Cram It:
        Well, seriously thinking about dropping Moncada/Beni for hot bats that can give me a boost around playoff time. Max four keepers and I’m holding the last playoff spot right now. So no I don’t absolutely have to decide this now.

        • Cram It says:
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          @bucktail: I wouldn’t drop those guys if you can keep them.

    • Making it up says:
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      @Bucktail30: for shame! How dare you!

    • Joe says:
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      @Bucktail30: I’m just a nobody but am in a similar league. When I make this decision, I weigh who will add immediate value based on anticipated draft position in the next year, what is the ultimate ceiling, and the length/likelihood of that ceiling. I also consider whether i should be able to redraft at a similar value.

      Based on that thought process, I’m keeping Benintendi, Sale, Sano, and cyclopsing Devers and Moncada to see who I am more comfortable with at the end of the season. Right now, I find it more likely that Devers will provide you with more value next year even if his ceiling isn’t quite as high as Moncada because of the lack of comparative speed. At the same time, I feel as though Devers has significantly better plate discipline and that will help give you a more stable floor. But all of your players are legit trade pieces in this kind of league.

      How does price/round value inflate over time? That would factor in for me as well in this decision.

  22. Jump on it! says:
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    How would you rank Albies, Rosario, and Devers?

    Thanks!

  23. AdamH says:
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    Drop Parra or Fisher for LoMo? Someone dropped him. Parra is in Coors all week. If Fisher doesn’t reach 250 AB this season, he would be a free keeper as a “prospect” in our league. Still trying to make playoffs though and on outside looking in at the moment.

  24. TheOne says:
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    Lol Jimmy Nelson BEEN a top 20 this year let alone next season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheOne: Just b/c someone is top 20 this year doesn’t mean they are next year

  25. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Albies or Villar?

  26. Ryan says:
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    Ozzie Albies, Andrelton Simmons, Yoan Moncada, Amed Rosario, Eduardo Nunez, and Starling Marte. Position does not matter, H2H points league that likes SLG and RBI, does not like guys that walk at all.

    Pick 2 from the list above to have on my roster.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ryan: Nunez and Marte for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Agree with F

  27. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great write up.

    MI question for 12 team Roto. I had Correa and Owings most of the season but they’re out. Now, I have Nunez and Siemens and I also picked up Devers as a bench bat. Would you swap any of those for Rosario – my biggest needs are steals and Avg.

    Also, how do you rank these closers ROS: Norris, Greene, Claudio, Ziegler?

  28. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Grey!

    I would have 100% dropped Odor by now if it wasn’t for you. Had him in the lineup the last 2 weeks and he is winning me weeks and mashing….thanks!

    where do you see odor next year – I’m in a keeper.

      • Matthew Macdonald says:
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        @Grey: great thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. Dr Y says:
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    In a daily transaction 10 mixed, I have had miggy on the bench for the past 9 days and haven’t regretted it. What world is this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Y: He’s barely in the top 300 on our Player Rater

  30. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Madson or Tommy Hunter for holds?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Whoever has the most holds thus far.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: hunter has an uncluttered 8th inning for a while, madson is in the mess of him/kintzler/doolittle. so WAS would have to have a lot more holds opps than TB to bridge that gap.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: to be fair that “mess of 3 guys” does apply to the 8th AND 9th innings, but still, hunter and nobody else has been going 8th at TB town for a bit, and boxy hasn’t been great to supplant him.

  31. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP h2h limited moves

    C Realmuto
    1B Votto
    2B Odor
    SS Story
    3B Rendon
    OF Harper
    OF Bellinger
    OF Conforto
    UTL Marte
    BN Villar

    It feels like it’s finally time to cut Villar with his poor performance and lack of playing time not benefiting my team at all. However, with my two weakest hitters being Odor and Story, I really liked Villar’s SS/2B eligibility and would ideally like a hitter on my bench with similar flexibility.

    That being said, with my roster construction, what type of bench bat would you advise carrying: best bat available, a 2B, SS, or 2B/SS eligible hitter.

    Best bat: Morrison, Moustakas, Gallo, Alonso, Reddick, Zimmer, Hanley

    2B: Merrifield, Happ, Harrison, Caesar Hernandez

    SS: Gregorius, Simmons, Rosario

    2B/SS: Albies, Miller, Baez, Gyorko, Peraza

  32. Great write-up, as usual.

    I’m currently in 1st place in a Yahoo 12 team H2H with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB and pitching categories of W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP and QS. Here’s my team.

    Pos Player Eligible
    C B. McCann (C)
    1B Hosmer (1B)
    2B Odor (2B)
    3b Rendon (3B)
    SS Semien (SS)
    OF K. Bryant (1B, 3B, OF)
    Pham (OF)
    Thames (OF)
    C. Santana (OF, 1B)
    Util Reynolds (1B)
    BN Margot (OF)
    Flores (1B, 2B, 3B)
    DL T. Turner
    Correa
    Desmond
    SP: Wood, Darvish, Carrasco, Nola, Paxton, Morton, Ryu, Ray,(DL) & McCullers (DL)
    RP: Betances, Knebel

    I’ve received two trade offers:
    1. Give Thames and Flores Get DeGrom

    2. Give Margot and Flores Get D. Salazar

    Which side do you like? Do you think that I need more pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vrugg03: 1. Wilmer Flores? These aren’t close — deGrom

  33. JB says:
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    “See 1/18th of inch above. Or five inches above if a girl is reading.” Lollerz!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Ha

  34. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Good morning and a happy Wednesday morning to ya G and company!

    11 tm roto. Marquez, McHugh, Bridwell, Bauer (if things go well today), or Urena worth owning over Taillon. Clevinger, Straily, or Gausman? Been getting railed here recently and just want to check inventory.

    Thanks!

    • Scuffy McGee says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Rodon is available as well *

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: He has. So would you add any of those guys or Rodon over Clevinger or Taillon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, over Taillon

  35. The Harrow says:
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    NL only with OBP over AVG and total bases. drop n.williams for winker? (i also have schebler, so i wouldn’t lose my own value if/when schebler takes this job back). i also have brinson and eventually need a BN spot out of the 2 i’m using to go to another pitcher, but do have a single NA spot if in case brinson gets minored yet again
    C lucroy
    1B freeman
    2B dejong
    SS peraza
    3B j.turner
    CI thames
    MI hernandez
    OF (4) braun/inciarte/harper/puig
    util (1) albies
    BN brinson/williams
    DL schebler
    this team may have solved it’s only weakness, steals, with albies here (peraza for about 2 months is either hurt or forgot who he is)

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: that’s a 10 team NL only, but damn that thing might be better than any 12 team mixed league team i have. first season too so it’s not due to any keeper carry over.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @The Harrow: Yeah, that is a stacked NL-Only team

  36. Jduff says:
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    Can you rank Albies, Story, Dozier, and Polanco ROS? Looking for an extra bat or two on my bench!

    • Jduff says:
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      @Jduff:
      And K’s count as a category for offense as well^

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jduff: Dozier, Polanco

  37. Josh says:
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    I understand this is dependent on what stats are needed but overall ROS value: Marte or Archer?

    • Fabsy says:
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      @Josh: Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Starling Marte?

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey: yes, of the PED fame.

  38. Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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    Most saves ROS…pls rank:

    Ziegler, Viz, Trenien

  39. DancinHomer says:
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    Was just offered Berrios for my R. Iglesias in my 12-team H2H 6×6 (standard 5×5 + OPS & QS).

    My current pitching staff looks like:

    SP: Strasburg (DL), Carrasco, McCullers (DL), Nelson, Alex Wood, Ryu, Nova

    RP: W. Davis, Holland, Melancon (DL), Iglesias, Greene, Vizcaino.

    His SP’s are Deep AF (Scherzer, Yu, Paxton, Quintana, Berrios, Taillon, Rodon, T. Walker)

    would you do the trade or would you counter for someone like Quintana, Paxton, or Taillon?

    Thanks in advance

  40. vee says:
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    Grey post + espresso makes a hump day

    Albies or Zimmer?

    also Godley today @ Cubs?

    cheers m8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vee: Zimmer — I’m starting Godley, but if I had a choice I would not

  41. ctrengove says:
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    Grey, you need to help me. I’m an anxious, nervous mess today.

    Because yesterday, like yourself, I started Taillon and Carrasco. Howeva, I ALSO started Manaea. I’ve been breathing deeply and frantically into a paper bag all morning.

    (….on the bright side, my 2 new closers (Greene & Hand) looked good.)

    But still blowing this bag hard.

  42. Jump on it says:
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    Great blog as usual!

    How would you rank: Albies, Rosario, Devers?

    Thanks!

  43. Pitchers says:
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    ROS, how do you rank Duffy, Maeda, Hendricks, Nova?

    And which (if any) are you holding in a 12 team?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pitchers: Duffy, Maeda, Hendricks, I’d hold all 3 depending on my circumstances, or could see dropping them too

      • Pitchers says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good, thank you! Where would Straily fit in?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fit in to what?

          • Pitchers says:
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            @Grey: The ROS ranking you gave of Duffy, Maeda, Hendricks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Pitchers: Oh, in front of Hendricks, but could change on matchups

              • Pitchers says:
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                @Grey: Got it, thanks again.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  44. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Got an offer this morning in a ten-man keep forever points league. I’m making a championship run and I’m seeking a trade that will put me over the top.

    Trade:
    Mookie
    Springer
    Hoskins
    Syndergaard

    Receive:
    Paul Goldschmidt
    Mike Moistasskiss
    Yu Darvish
    Robbie Ray

    My OF might be able to sustain the hit of losing Spring-man and Mookie because I also have JD Martinez, Conforto, Reddick, Parra, and Gregory Polanco.

    Is Goldy worth it?
    Thanks in advanced!

  45. Benintendo64 says:
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    Me two weeks ago: Wow can’t believe Taillon was dropped his ERA is at 3.08! Guess I can finally drop Gausman..

  46. BSA70 says:
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    Looking at a minor adjustment here and want to make sure my thinking is right here –
    I am not going to be able to trade CDavis in my keeper but hate to walk away from the power. Yet his Ks, AVG, and OBP are killers.
    Right now I am second in AVG and OBP and middle of the pack in Ks.
    My 1b are CDavis, Miggy, Rizzo, Smoak
    I am thinking that dropping CDavis for Pujols gives me the same power but doesn’t hurt my peripherals as bad as Davis does.
    In the end I realize it is probably not a big deal and lets not even get into Miggy. I’m counting on him waking up. Thank goodness for my H to the Rizzo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSA70: Davis for Pujols works for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSA70: Does feel a little like you replaced an orange with an orange

      • BSA70 says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I know. CDavis’ strikeouts are so painful. Feels like a move just to make a move.
        On the humor front – someone wants my albies, offered Kinsler. He has Machado and Correa in a keeper – he’s in last place.
        I am sure he also sees I need to choose my keeper next year with both my MI of Altuve, Rosario, and Albies.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice keepers!

          • BSA70 says:
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            @Grey: Would you go back for Correa or Machado?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @BSA70: Yeah, for sure… Either, Machado first

  47. bigbear says:
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    In a 12 team H2H league I’ve been rolling without a C for a while (because there is no C). Thinking of grabbing Christian Vazquez. My team is meh for speed with Cain, Pham, Simmons and Taylor. I also have Maybin and Desmond on the DL and the plan is to drop one of them to make room. Do I have enough speed if I drop Maybin?

    I’m back in on Bundy. Sure, he’s lost some velo. But the guy changes speeds well. And has a few pitches that dance. Maybe he’s learned to pitch and not just throw…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Your team needs speed and you want to drop Maybin?

  48. Swfcdan says:
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    Had enough of Trumbo and K Broxton in my dynasty league. Tried for Brinson and Margot but got rejected, add AJ Reed to it or too much?

  49. LeggoPens says:
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    Which side would you take in Berrios and Cain for Just Dong?

    Also, what are your thoughts on Nunez ROS (especailly compared to Semien)? He’s looking pretty good right now but I could see a flare-out. If you DO believe in him, what would you be willing to give up for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LeggoPens: I’m glad you asked, LeggoPens…. JD — Nunez is a top 40 hitter, Semien top 60

  50. Wilson says:
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    Myers or Hanley for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Myers, but flip a coin

  51. Wilson says:
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    Caser H. or Ozzie for ROS if I need SB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Ozzie, but could go either way, just going upside

  52. Alex Sutara says:
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    Grey I’ve been doing very well with not holding onto guys I love. I.e. with trading away McCullers a couple weeks ago.

    And now with my latest move, traded My dude Amed Rosario, whom I’ve literally been stashing since early June, along with Nick Williams for my new found Dude Ozzie and a playoff stasher in Correa.

    I don’t like giving up on Amed this quickly since I’ve even been following this guy on Twitter and buying into the hype train. But my main need at SS is steals anyway. Hope this shit works out, onto following Ozzie Oz on the Tweet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex Sutara: Haha, nice! Sad on McCullers, but he’s overworked, under-healthy’ed

  53. Ashtray says:
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    Albies or Albies?

    • Ashtray says:
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      @Ashtray: Forgot to include Albies.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Ashtray: Just seeing this now, Albies

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Albies

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: which Albies?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozzie one

  54. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    Story or Ozzie?

    • Pete Incaviglia says:
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      @Pete Incaviglia: Could dump The Toddfather for Oz too

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, different things tho

  55. abmsports23 says:
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    Grey- Is it finally time to drop Cueto?

  56. Trey says:
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    expectationns for Carrasco ROS? Is he still a “just below” ace level guy or should I be worried?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trey: If he’s healthy, he’s fine

  57. Savoy Special says:
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    Russell Martin or Lucroy ROS?

    Thanks!

  58. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a single season roto league where steals are a big need would you try Rosario or Albies first?

    Thanks, Homie!

  59. Fungazi says:
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    Tanaka – sample size or real?

    6 Day games: 0-5, 14.81 ERA
    15 Night games: 8-4, 3.15 ERA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: Yeah, been an ongoing narrative with him… Seems like there’s something to it

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: That’s plain weird considering it was never a problem in past years. Guess today will be a good test against a Tigers lineup featuring Jim Adduci batting 2nd. Or his name might have been Tom Adduci, I closed the page.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Albies

  60. Scandalous Bob says:
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    If you had to pick one streamer for tomorrow…

    Bridwell vs Phi
    Marquez vs NYM
    McHugh vs TB
    E.Rodriguez vs CWS

  61. Huffin Gas says:
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    Nola. DAMN. I picked him off waivers earlier, held him for a bit, and then eventually dropped him myself. These are the moments you remember the season is long. Then you get to next season, remember this moment from the previous year, but do the exact same thing all over again. But seriously, no way I don’t see Nola in your top 20 SPs next year…I’m guessing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huffin Gas: Haha, yeah, totally… April of next year comes and you’re like “I need to drop the guy I dropped last year and regretted dropping!”

  62. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Have my eyes set on H2H playoffs in a 12 team OBP/OPS keep-5 league, looking to win this year but not be screwed next year keeper-wise. What do you think about the below trade?

    1. My Springer (keep for $19) for his Machado (not keepable) and Darvish (keep for $23). Machado would serve as insurance/replacement for my Trevor Story.

    2. If I did ditch Springer, my 5-keeper options would be the below. Any off the cuff suggestions? The league is pretty deep, but the team rosters are shallow, so Goldy / Harper would probably go for $58/62 respectively. Springer would obviously be the best of my keepers.

    HITTER OPTIONS
    Goldy ($51 2018)
    Harper ($58)
    Upton ($13)
    Moncada ($7)
    Devers ($5)
    Domingo ($5)

    PITCHERS
    Nola ($6)
    Cullers ($7)
    Yu ($23)
    Stroman ($16)

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Albies!

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: haha! FUN FACT – Albies has been said EIGHTY TWO TIMES in this article according to Ctrl+F.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA… Albies!

  63. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank ROS: Gyorko, Arcia, Forsythe

  64. abmsports23 says:
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    ROS Closer Ranks – Kimbrel, Diaz, Britton, Giles

    Who would you drop? Or should I try to keep all 4?

  65. Tank1 says:
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    Who do you prefer ros- Inciarte or Zimmer? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  66. Road Warrior Falcon says:
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    Will Rizzo get that 1 more appearance to become 2B eligible in Yahoo leagues? Please tell me yes :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  67. Mike in Busan says:
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    Catcher question before I turn in: Lucroy’s barely-gonna-improve numbers in Colorado or Mr. Manuel Piña?
    Or should I just wait for Albies to get catcher eligibility?
    Thanks, Grey, have a good one!

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Mike in Busan: I guess part of it is “how long is Vogt out?” But then I can move on to the next catcher, I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy — Albies! You too!

  68. m0se says:
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    didi, amed or albies for ROS? need AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

      • m0se says:
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        @Grey: could i drop carp or han ram for albies? I already have smoak at 1B and encarnacion at UTIL so it’s a little crowded

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carp

  69. BootsyBaby says:
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    Trying to work an NL only trade for Arenado: who do you like least, cause I will offer him? Jedd Gyorko, $1 through 2018; Javier Baez $6 through 2108; Raimel Tapia $2 through 2019

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why would anyone trade you Arenado for these guys? Send them all for him

      • BootsyBaby says:
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        @Grey: Arenado’s contract is up at the end of the year, so he is a two month rental. He wants Tapia, but I’m having trouble getting over my Tapia man crush. Thus looking to see if I can have Rockies cake and eat it too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d trade any of these guys for an Arenado rental if it won me the league

  70. Mitchell says:
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    Looking to add a SP for playoff push in dynasty what order would you try to acquire these guys. Thanks Grey

    Arrietta Hamels Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Arrieta

  71. Dougie says:
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    In one of my leagues, I’m out of the running. Injuries effed me. I want to make some moves to improve my keepers for next year, so I’m going after Correa… We get 3 in this league. It’s a 12 team H2h 6×6 with BBs as the 6th offensive cat. I was considering making a play on Turner- The guy who owns him also owns Bellinger.

    Where (I realize it’s early for this) can you see ranking Turner and Bellinger going into next season, and would it be worth swapping my Freeman for his Bellinger to also get Turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner/Bellinger are top 20 guys for next year easy, Freeman for both is a slam dunk

      • Dougie says:
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        @Grey: Obviously, it would take more than Freeman alone, but guys who are outside of the top 36. Thanks for your reassurance, my friend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Dougie says:
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            @Grey: Where would you rank Freeman for next year?

          • Dougie says:
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            @Grey: Where would you rank Freeman for next year?

  72. Blah says:
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    As an accountant/tax preparer, there are no words for how much I enjoyed that Arenado blurb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  73. E says:
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    C – JT Realmuto
    1B – Edwin Encarnacion
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Freddie Freeman
    SS – Jean Segura
    OF – Charlie Blackmon
    OF – Nelson Cruz
    OF – AJ Pollock
    UTIL – Ryan Braun
    UTIL – Logan Morrison
    BN – Eugenio Suarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What is this?

    • E says:
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      @E: Guess I could finish my comment

      I’m going all in this year, trading much of my immediate future for a chance this year. I have my 2nd round pick I can trade next year to help me this year, where do you think I should try and upgrade my hitting? 12 team h2h, R, HR, RBI, SB, TB, AVG, OBP are the hitting categories

      C – JT Realmuto
      1B – Edwin Encarnacion
      2B – Brian Dozier
      3B – Freddie Freeman
      SS – Jean Segura
      OF – Charlie Blackmon
      OF – Nelson Cruz
      OF – AJ Pollock
      UTIL – Ryan Braun
      UTIL – Logan Morrison
      BN – Eugenio Suarez

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Your hitting is the problem? The team looks pretty stacked… I guess you can upgrade your AVG, with Dozier, Edwin, LoMo drains

        • E says:
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          @Grey: Yeah I’ve been trying to decide if I should upgrade my hitting or pitching, pitching staff below. W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB are categories. I could probably go out and get Kluber

          SP – Verlander
          SP – Salazar
          RP – Jansen
          RP – Chapman
          P – Knebel
          P – Kintzler
          P – Taylor Rogers
          BN – Keuchel
          BN – Taijuan Walker
          BN – Jimmy Nelson
          BN – Aaron Nola
          BN – Lance McCullers
          BN – Brad Brach (soon to be dropped)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Your pitching looks like it needs more help

  74. Burt Macklin, FBI says:
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    Whit or Albies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit

  75. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Well, Clevenger sucked much more than Fister, as I feared and you had predicted. Oh well. Good thing I have him going again against the Yanks (Fuc$&@!!!).

    Anyway, I am sitting on Didi and Rosario in my 12 Team H2H Keeper League, and Albies is available. Should I add him for Didi and see how both work out as Keepers, or should I simply add him and drop the other 2? I guess I’m asking which one out of Didi, Rosario and Albies?

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I will hold Didi, but may swap Albies and Amed. That seems to be general consensus in this post, although it seems close.

        Keep up the very fine work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Checked out the tout wars site, looking good G. Take that thing home!

    I like Odor for his pugilistic skills as well as for fantasy purposes, but, and perhaps I’m wrong, there seems to be a lot of negativity towards him in most of the stuff I read on other sites. People, constantly pointing out the pop ups and strikeouts as killing his avg. They are definitely a significant hindrance, but he’s also quite unlucky on balls in play and a 23% k rate is hardly awful.

    He’s probably a luck neutral .250 hitter given his batted ball profile. Oh yeah, and with sexy time counting stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dude I’m up by 20 points in an NL Only league, that shizz is coming home!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: That’s it. I’m getting you a t shirt to commemorate your victory when it’s official. I’m thinking something emblazoned with
        “Ask Me About My Tout Wars Championship”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          On the back, “Tristan can suck his own Cockcroft”

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Done. What size?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A cutesy medium

              • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                @Grey: Erm, I don’t know how comfortable I am asking the local t shirt guys for a “cutesy” medium.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Just medium then, that works too

                • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                  @Fred Garvin MP: Probably about as comfortable as you’d be wearing a cutesy medium

          • Matthew Macdonald says:
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            @Grey: hahahahaha

  77. CMUTimmah says:
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    Andrus or Siemien, ROS? (points league, I know they have different skill sets, but that’s washed out in points)

    I like Andrus, but I not a believer. I don’t want to just cut him, but doubtful I find a reasonable trade also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  78. TJ says:
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    Hey Grey. I was wondering what your take on German Marquez’s recent success would be. Looked fairly dominant in his start against the Nationals and his K/9 is looking pretty good right about now. His stock is definitely rising (+17% in the last day for Yahoo Leagues). I know we don’t talk about Rockies pitchers (outside of Jon Gray), but just curious as to where you see him ROS & for the future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start him in any home games and would struggle starting him in some away games

  79. Mo says:
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    Hi Grey, add Mancini, Zimmer, ODB, Duda, Howie or Albies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  80. Slowmez says:
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    Any chance Devers, Albies, Story, Odor or Nunez are top 50 picks next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  81. G says:
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    Was offered Kris Bryant and my choice of Segura or Cespedes (I would probably go Segura based on my needs) for my Judge, Devers, and Nova. He said he’d throw in Moncada as well if I want. Its my 14 team, 5×5, K/9 redraft. Segura gives me more security at 2B/SS and Nova is not much of a loss. I guess it comes down to the Judge, Devers, Bryant pieces.

    Heres a quick refresher of my offense and SP

    SPs: Darvish, Ray, Samardija, Duffy, Nova, Happ, Lackey

    Offense
    C Zunino
    1b Freeman
    2b Spanenberg
    3b Rendon
    SS Story
    OF (3) – Judge, Betts, Gardner
    Utility(1)/Bench: choice of C. Santana, Devers, Peraza
    DL: Bour

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bryant/Segura

  82. knucks says:
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    Albies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s this now?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @knucks: went 0/2.. bust

  83. Chud says:
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    ROS Castellanos or Longoria?

    ROS Souza, LoMo, or Clint Frazier?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo, Souza

  84. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team, weekly roto mixed redraft. $116 out of $250 FAAB remaining. How much to bid on Ozzie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How bad you need him? You bid on everyone or just call ups?

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: we bid on everyone. i could use the sbs but we also only start 1 2b and 1 dh (no middle infielder) and I have Rizzo and Odor. i could see playing him over odor if he really starts running….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, $11

  85. Q says:
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    With my team, trade Giancarlo for Sale?

    12 tm 6 x 6 H2H. OBP & SLG, no AVG. QS instead of Wins, K/BB Is extra category.

    Grandal
    C Davis
    Odor
    Bogaerts
    Moustakas
    MFranco
    Semien
    Betts
    Stanton
    Peralta
    Reddick
    Puig
    Tapia (streamer)
    Desmond (DL)

    Strasburg (inj)
    A Wood
    Ray (hurt)
    Manaea
    McHugh
    Lamet
    Doolittle
    Kela
    S Greene
    Devenski
    Price (DL)

    Thanks.

    Stras

    • Q says:
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      @Q:

      Oh and I have Jon Gray. Doubt it changes your opinion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  86. dtbran says:
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    Jim Johnson just placed on waivers (MLB not fantasy), pick up Viz over Treinen and Ziegler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  87. Mark says:
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    Would you trade Devers for Mad Bum and Longo in a keeper league where you must keep longo another 2 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, to win this year

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. I Am The Liquor says:
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    How do you feel about Joey Gallo next year? Think he makes the top 150?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way, he’s a .210 hitter

  89. Make mine a venti says:
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    This seems like a no brainer or am I missing something. I get Odor. Severino and Edwin Diaz for Lindor. Jump on it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor side

  90. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    I need help ranking some wire adds for a keeper league. I am dropping villar to add one of these dudes.: Moncada, Albies, Fisher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  91. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. are any of these more than streamers? ryu, folty, weaver, bridwell and marquez?

    also, same league, who do you like between altherr and fisher?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers…. Altherr

  92. jon says:
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    Treinen or Viz ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz

  93. Brett says:
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    Can you rank fulmer arrieta and Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester, Arrieta

  94. Chucky says:
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    Bottom feeder choices, Beef, Martin, Pina, JMcC, Cervelli, d’na, Chirinos and Rupp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beef

  95. Swfcdan says:
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    Would you rather now take Devers over Moncada in a keeper given the SSS we’ve seen (that’s what she didn’t say!) of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  96. A2K says:
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    Albies or Albies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any way to fit both in your team?

  97. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    Your boy Lackey, anything more than a streamer at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Pete Incaviglia says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man. Fantasy aside, I’m a Phillies fan and word is Darren Dutch Daulton is apparently dying from brain cancer. Brutal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sucks to hear, effin’ life, man…

  98. SDub88 says:
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    drop Hanley or anyone below for Albies? I need steals. lineup looks like this:

    Schwarber
    Thames
    Odor
    Story
    Rendon
    Trout
    Ozuna
    Judge
    Util: Khris Davis
    Util: Khris Taylor
    Bench: Santana
    Bench: Hanley

    Or I might just drop Clevinger/Corbin and carry 3 bench bats for the time being

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  99. Scott says:
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    Does Doolittle remain closer or kintzler?

    And Dusty baker has rendon hitting 6th with a .422 obp. Wtf? He will throw anybody in the 2nd or 5th spot on his team except rendon. And those guys are difo /goodwin types, backups. I still cannot believe how this guy is allowed to manage a professional baseball team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess Doolittle, but could be either

  100. Fleeced says:
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    14 team redraft.. Broxton or Albies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  101. Steve says:
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    Are you holding Honeywell for any reason? I’m hoping he joins the Rays rotation but maybe that’s unrealistic at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  102. Jon says:
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    Hedges or Lucroy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy, toss up

  103. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Just to clarify your above answer this morning, even if my two weakest hitters are Odor/Story and I’m stacked at OF/UTL with Harper/Bellinger/Conforto/Marte, you would still carry the best bat available (Moustakas) over a 2B/SS eligible hitter like B Miller/Albies/Peraza/Gyorko on my bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can go with Albies, but is he starting above Story and Odor?

  104. jon says:
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    Moustakas for Aroldis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges… Aroldis

  105. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Yasmani or lucroy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  106. Last one out of Liberty city says:
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    1) Would you drop Bautista for pujols or Albies?
    2) are devenski and/or Addison Reed dropable?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Albies, but different things 2. They are if you need space

      • Last one out of Liberty city says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks.

        My roster is :
        C posey
        1b votto
        2b school
        3b rendon
        Ss boegarts
        Of conforto , braun, jd
        Util encarcion, odor
        Bench bregman, Rosario, story, Bautista

        Looking at my team, I think I need a better OF with braun being so injury prone. Who do you think I should trade away ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade away Braun then? You can move your entire bench too

  107. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    You listen to Cousin Stizz at all? I just got around to listening to his new tape. I recommend starting with Suffolk County if you’ve never heard him.

    Zimmer or Polanco ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stizz good shizz? I haven’t listened

      Polanco, but prolly coin flip

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        @Grey: Stizz is good shizz! Boston guy that’s just starting to blow up. Don’t know how he didn’t make the XXL freshman list but not sure that even means much these days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, thanks! Will check him out!

  108. mrbaseball says:
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    Offred Desmond COL for Duffy in Keeper League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Desmond

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Grey: next year when his hand is finally given the rest it clearly needed (look at those HR per at bat on the year, he clearly is trying to just make gap at best contact all year thus far) we’ll get a MASSIVE discount in redrafts. i’ll be glad i traded for him and/or signed him to big contract in 3 dynasties. lots of other examples of guys who come back too early from hand brake injury (hopefully freeman doesn’t apply too much for this, but probably does) aren’t great, TILL they get a full 3 months or more off on the hand.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah totally

  109. Andy Dwyer says:
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    who can I get for someone like segura if I needed some power? Specifically an OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz?

  110. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    AL only, 10 team h2h with QS over wins. drop sabathia (not great lately, but solid across season since probably early may or so) for skaggs, back saturday? snell is probably best out there in case i lose sab. shoemaker also out there he sounds back soonish (i had to drop shoe recently, with trumbo/correa/chisenhall in DL slots)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try Skaggs

  111. Rot10 says:
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    Prior to posting this, I skimmed the whole message board to see if you answered my question…. By any chance do you like Albies?
    Rosario, Devers or Albies??? Hahahaha

    I got Albies, Devers and Rosario!! And I double checked Albies 6 times! Lost Correa, springer, McCullers, Kershaw, and Castro. They all couldn’t have come up at a better time.

    I need a closer. Should I add Clippard, Belisle, or Leclerc? While typing this I just noticed Miller went on DL. I can now add 2. Which 2 please? Albies, Leclerc and Belisle?

    Thanks! Thanks for Albies!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Clippard, Belisle… Albies!

  112. Scott says:
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    Does Kendrick play nearly everyday or everyday for wash? I assume Kendrick could be an everyday OF until Werth gets back and also fill in at other spots. He gets a big boost in the wash lineup if he plays. Since he qaul at 1b, 2b, 3b, Of he isn’t a bad guy to have on a fantasy bench for depth in daily lineup leagues if your regulars aren’t playing. Would you cut kinsler or Alonso for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler bench? Then I can see it

  113. Ben says:
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    I missed out on Albies. Bummer. I own Brinson. Double bummer. Thoughts on Dominic Smith? Drop Brinson or hold? Broxton is available I could pick him back up I guess?

    What are your thoughts about Brinson next year? I’m in an OBP keeper league and I could keep Brinson for $10 for next year if I hold onto him. Move limit league I’m down to a handful of moves left for the rest of the year trying to ration them out / save them for major injuries etc. The rest of my team is solid right now.

    Also, Vizcaino runs with the closer job for rest of the year? So many closer carousels right now. Cray!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson isn’t a keeper at $10 unless deep league… Viz should be closer… I’d go Broxton but not wasting move on it

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  114. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Grey-

    My closers are Ed Diaz, Hand and Ramos….nothing special……Doolittle, Vizcaino, Treinen, Neris and the Texas closer are available. Would you add any of these guys instead of one of the guys on my roster? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  115. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    14 team OBP over AVG and total bases added h2h. it worth stashing correa (would have to drop shoemaker or maybin)? have semien at SS and villar/flores (flores for COL, could go some others) at 2B (no MI slot).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, lose Shoemaker

  116. Mike says:
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    If I’m in a league with ops, walks and hits added to standard 5, meaning speed is only 1 cat of 8, is Ozzybstill the better play over Ian Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Albies

  117. Scott steelers says:
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    Bellinger as 11th rd keeper (only can keep 3 years) for Marte, Yu, Felipe rivero (none with keeper elig)
    Current team
    Posey
    Smoak
    Moncada
    Jose Ramirez
    Machado
    Pollock
    Bellinger
    Osuna
    Betts
    Lucroy
    tea turner

    Pitching
    Rodon, happ, archer, fiers, matz, weaver, rich hill
    Closers
    Shane green, vizcaino, familia on DL….. trades hurt me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figure out another way to get a pitcher

  118. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Am I wrong in thinking Suter is this season’s Rich Hill (from last season)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suter throws around 85 MPH

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Touché

  119. I am the Walrus says:
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    Trade Freeman for Nola and Braun? It’s close right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close

  120. RomaPizzaOfStuartFL says:
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    Plain simple cheese pizza question.

    Ros villar or solarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  121. RomaPizzaOfStuartFL says:
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    Any fellow razz Ballers ever want to stop in and talk baseball stop in

    6546 south Kanner hwy
    Stuart ,fl 34997

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  122. Brett says:
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    Sal perez or Gary Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  123. Mike in Busan says:
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    Well, it certainly does look like Vizcaino–for the time being, at least.
    Until they start moving Albies over from second base to pitch in the ninth.

  124. Steve says:
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    UTIL: drop Mallex for Winkler or Granderson (in COL)?

    Have Albies for steal in theory, making Mallex somewhat expendable. Mallex seems to sit a lot. Same problem with Winker you think?

  125. So in our league we have to start a rookie pitcher. I’m currently rolling with Josh Hader since I haven’t been able to trust Newcomb (and Hader is a free keeper for me as a prospect).

    1) Is Sims likely up to stay?
    2) Should I drop Newcomb to pickup Sims?

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