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Will Grey poop on?  Not this DeJong!  But, c’mon, we just have to look at Paul DeJong for one brief moment:

Dude looks like he owns a pair of Opti-Grab glasses.  Some things that sound like they’d be said to the guy in that picture:  “Um, Paul, why are you walking a lizard on a leash?”  “Paul, you shouldn’t sit three inches from the TV.”  “So, you say you’ve been frozen in that gaze for six months?  Hmm, have you tried a cup of coffee?”  “Paul, are you wearing those glasses with open eyes and are really sleeping?”  “Paul, I’m happy you got laid, but that was two months ago, can you lose the shit-eating grin?”  Seriously, I can go on all day.  “Paul, buddy, you’ve been out of the water for twenty minutes and the shark is still biting your arm.”  Okay, done now.  This week Paul DeJong had four homers and has 14 homers in 50 games.  That’s almost as goofy as his grin.  Buy him right now!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Manny Pina – I hear March Grey is still waiting for Andrew Susac to get some at-bats.  *doorbells rings*  Hey, March Grey, what are you doing here?  *March Grey punches July Grey in the nose*

Wilmer Flores – 1st base waivers was stacked early in the season.  Then we pulled out Matt Adams, Mark Reynolds, Travis Shaw, Smoak, Bellinger, Bour, Morrison, Thames and now we’re left with a pile of Jenga blocks on the table, while holding a block that reads, “Wilmer.”

Cesar Hernandez – Too bad Roman Quinn has been out all year.  A Roman-Cesar platoon would’ve been colossus, except when facing Arquimedes Caminero.

Cory Spangenberg – Is it just me or when you see his last name do you think of the girl from Bosom Buddies and Back to the Future?  She’s dead, twelve years now.  Wow, this is a Wendie Jo bummerberg.

Rafael Devers – I just gave you my Rafael Devers fantasy.  There was a nice balsamic over that word salad.

Maikel Franco – Something I don’t mention enough that I have mentioned before, in deep leagues, there’s an actual benefit to having guys on terrible teams.  Sure, Maikel’s been struggling on and off for four months, but the Phils have all but no choice to play him.

Matt Chapman – This guy is one middle name away from killing a national icon and pleading not guilty by reason of insanity.

Yoan Moncada – He’s fun to watch.  No foolsies, watch him sometime.  His first home run off Arrieta was a shot to deep center that looked effortless.  I’d GIF you right here, but I’m being lazy.

Amed Rosario – The Mets said they were going to call up Rosario in the next week or two, then they licked a giant postage stamp and put it Asdrubal’s head.

Marcus Semien – Instead of licking the postage stamps, they could’ve just used Semien.  Oh, like you haven’t!

Harrison Bader – Just gave you my Harrison Bader fantasy.  It was calmly written while standing on the antenna on top of the Empire State Building.

Lewis Brinson – Of course, I’ve given you a Lewis Brinson fantasy, but rather than link to it, I’ll give you this other thing I just said, “‘Hey, Grey, all-knowing, sayer of soothes, Brinson, Bader, Devers, Moncada, rookie diarrhea, blabba, blabba bloo.’  Devers has upside, but has Nunez; Bader may be gone when Fowler or Piscotty return; Brinson’s likely here unless he bombs out, though could split time with Phillips.  Though, Part II:  Really Though, Phillips looks completely lost; finally, Moncada has the most upside, downside and least playing time concerns.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Randal Grichuk – He’s burned us before with his strikeouts, and he will burn us again, because he’s about as all or nothing as they come.  It’s a shame he can’t correct that part of his game even in the slightest, because he could be a 35-homer, 10-steal guy if he struck out less than 30% of the time.

Manuel Margot – I realize it’s a sickness that has me already dreaming about drafting Margot super late next year.  They say admitting the problem is the first step, though, I’d argue having a problem is the first step.

Derek Fisher – Just now realizing that Fisher wasn’t included in my rookie vomit above in the Brinson blurb.  There’s a simply reason for that, I don’t see the Astros playing Fisher a lot unless there’s some serious injuries.  Too much on the line right now for the Astros.  Their time is now.  Hey, if I included some F-bombs in that, I’d sound like the coach in Last Chance U.  I don’t watch football, but I will say football has better TV shows than baseball.  Friday Night Lights vs. Pitch?  Oy.

Sam Dyson – The best Rangers reliever this year has easily been Dyson.  Unfortch, he didn’t do it until he was on the Giants.

Brad Hand – Too bad she’s spoken for by a different major league pitcher, because a match of Brad Hand and Kate Upton would be a match made in swimsuit cover heaven.  Of course, with Brad Hand, the first D would be silent, while you can’t ever silent Kate Upton’s Ds.

Blake Treinen – The guy who drafted Treinen and Dyson in March and then fell into a coma, just woke, “Hey, I’m getting saves from both of these guys still?  Awesome!  How’s the Syndergaard, Bumgarner, Tanaka, Gausman, Cueto pitching staff treating me?  Guys?  Why won’t anyone answer me?”

Tyler Clippard – Seems the likeliest candidate for saves on the south side of Chicago.  At least that’s the way Rick Renteria seems to be leaning.  By the way, if I owned a cheap hotel that allowed long-term renters, I’d call it a Renteria.

Jerry Blevins – In a couple of leagues, I have Blevins stashed in case the Mets trade Reed and take the 9th inning and “Leave it to the Blevins.”

Sean Doolittle – He’s been a mess so far for the Nats, and I’m not even sure why Ryan Madson isn’t getting saves.  Why don’t we have a concrete answer on who their closer is?  I’ll give you one reason, rhymes with Crusty Maker.

Jharel CottonStream-o-Nator calls are sad this weekend, kinda like the calls it made last week to the Chamber of Commerce, trying to get its home designated a landmark so tourists will come by to say hi.

Charlie MortonStream-o-Nator is basically saying over the next few days that streamers will give you Bobby Brown jaw.

SELL

Clayton Kershaw – Okay, hear me out.  We know he’s going to be out for a few weeks.  How many weeks?  Well, there’s the pickle, Vlasic.  The Dodgers are cruising with the top down, Puig catcalling honeys, A-Gon saying, “Hey, guys, can we put up the roof?  I’m getting tan and looking more Hispanic than I like,” Seager’s bedding the honeys Puig’s calling and just an overall swell time.  Why are they pitching Kershaw?  To get him ready for the playoffs, that’s the only reason.  At no point am I saying Kershaw won’t be good when he returns, but he might throw all of 30 innings here and there just to prepare for the ‘offs.  Would I trade Kershaw for a tour of Bud Selig’s toupee closet?  No, but I would explore options.

   
  1. Gus Pike says:
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    I have both Trea Turner and Carlos Correa on the DL. Avisail Garcia just joined them but I don’t have enough DL slots. How bad is his injury? Drop him and grab from waivers (Matt Adams and Brandon Belt are out there) or hold him and burn the roster spot for a while?

    Twelve team 5×5
    Current OF is Cain Mazara Zimmer JDMartinez Mancini JBJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him for Adams

      • Gus Pike says:
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        Thanks. Altherr better than any of Mazara Zimmer or Mancini? Mazara has seemed very cold of late.

        @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Maz

  2. Gus Pike says:
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    2nd Question – 12 team 5 x 5 keeper league (keep 5 guys as long as you want)

    Rank the keepers: Goldy Arenado TTurner Rizzo Correa Sale

    What I’m wondering, with Correa on long-term DL, is if it’s worth dealing him now and keeping the other five. I could get a pretty good return from a down and out team I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure trade him if it helps you win this year… you have five great keepers without him

  3. Funnebone says:
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    they licked a giant postage stamp and put it Asdrubal’s head.
    they could’ve just used Semien

    Deserving of my first comment ever

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Funnebone: well done

  4. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hey Grey

    Two questions for you.

    1. In 10 team h2h redraft would drop any of c santana, I Desmond, or c Davis for brinson or devers?

    2. Which 2 MI do you add? Villar, Arcia, Dejong, Semien

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Desmond for Devers 2. Semien, DeJong

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: guessing that means you like Semien over DeJong…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  5. Josh-NYC says:
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    Grey! Great write-up.

    1) Pina or Wilson Ramos?
    2) My team is stacked.. tough question.. Who do you drop? Amed Rosario, Yoan Moncada, Paul DeJong, Tommy Pham? I won’t have to make this move until Amed Rosario is called up.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Pina 2. DeJong maybe depends when he’s called up

  6. Steve says:
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    Would you trade:

    Archer
    McCullers (or Severino)
    JD Martinez

    For
    Kershaw
    Brinson
    Honeywell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD side

  7. Cram It says:
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    What an endorsement for Franco! He’s on a shitty team (so his counting stats will suck) and he’s shitty, but at least he’ll play every day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What, no good?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Ha. I’ve held him all year in one league as an occasional fill-in. I’m trying to time his good games. He went 0-4 three games in a row? He’s due today!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve been doing that with Rajai, trying at least

  8. mikestatic says:
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    Ian Happ is slumping pretty hard, and looks like he might be losing playing time. Do I scoop up Spangenberg or Flores or hold? I could drop Luke Weaver, Happ, Margot, JBJ or Brinson. Weekly league so I need guys that will play. Do you like Bader over Margot or Brinson? 12 Team 5×5 standard H2H 6 keepers forever. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores… Happ… no on Bader

  9. Brett says:
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    Carlos Santana story Harper or freeman lamb pollock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  10. snarky anklebiter says:
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    Drop Kela or Oh for Treinen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh

  11. Nick says:
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    Grey !!!
    Dynasty team:
    dropped Margot for White Berry Field forever !! what do i do ?!!

    trade offered : Cespedes + Adam Jones for 1 C Contreras !!!
    mu OF are :
    Just Dong
    Krush Davis
    Mark Old Trumbone
    everything is good in the Puig ( french dicton !!! :)
    Acuna on NA

    drop who you say !?
    accept trade ?
    pick up Piña Mañana ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yoenis

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        my team is ;
        C contrras –> Pina
        1B Abreu
        2B Schoop
        3B Rendon
        SS Lindor
        Of JD – Kdavis – Merrifield
        Util Gurriel
        bench : Trumbo – Villar – Turner – Puig – Orlando Arcia -Acuna

        need to drop 2 !! to pick up Pina as C and 2-for-1 trade

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Villar, Puig

  12. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, JBJ or Gardner ROS? 10 team league.

    I have JBJ as bench bat and now that Springer is on the DL (FML) I shudder at the thought of watching him every day even for a week.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dude. Have a great weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  13. Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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    One move left this week. RP staff a mess with Melancon and Maurer (he gone). Better spec long term add to replace Maurer – Treinen, Claw or Clippard. Can’t believe I am actually typing these names in a question.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Treinen

  14. Luke T says:
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    Grey, when I look at Devers and D. Smith’s fan graphs, no major differences standout. Devers seems to hit more LD and has higher slugging, but is he that much better of an add? I guess I am looking for an endorsement to drop Todd Frazier for Smith. Devers is already gone. Todd father has been riding the pine on my team anyway. Thoughts? Thanks for your time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith is a Loney type, Devers is next level, they’re not close if you see them

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Agree with Grey. I think a great comp for Smith is Josh Bell.

  15. TomToms says:
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    Which of the following would be your top 3 SPs? I have one extra slot open after Strasburg went to DL. I am currently in a 11 team points league.

    Jharel Cotton
    Trevor Cahill (Currently own)
    Jerad Eickhoff (Currently own)
    John Lackey
    Blake Snell
    Seth Lugo

    Thanks a million!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers… Lackey, Eickhoff, Snell

  16. knucks says:
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    Just caught up with comments in this morning’s article, tis I heading off to the Wilco show in a few mins! And pretty pumped up about it.

    Looks/Feels Like Rain though and show is outside. Maybe a Woodstock ’99 situation will break out?

    And back to beers (Grey you can stop reading now). If anyone has the chance to try the “Pinner” from Oskar Blues, I highly recommend it. My fav beer right meow. Is Eno going to jump in on this thread now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s amazing! Haven’t seen them in a while, I’m sure Tweedy will he just as depressed

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Hah!! Have a good weekend bruthaman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  17. First or Nothing says:
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    Do you see anyone wanting Jim Johnson? Thinking of grabbing Viz or Claw in case Johnson or Ramos move on. But have to pick one only.

    • knucks says:
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      @First or Nothing: You sure? Bear is on the DL. Maybe you can do both? I’d grab Viz if only one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Viz

  18. James says:
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    Dejong, Amed Rosario, or A Simmons ROS in a h2h points league? I’m worried about starting Cozart every week from here on out due to his injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  19. LenFuego says:
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    Heh, I totally forgot about “Pitch.” I wanted so bad for it to be good that I even watched the *second* episode … those are two hours of my life I’ll never get back. (Still seems like a premise that could be mined for a lot of good stuff, but you cannot leave something like that to network TV – it has to be on HBO, Showtime, Amazon, Netflix or the like.)

    I have been offered essentially Josh Donaldson and Francisco Mejia for Ian Desmond and Christian Yelich in a 12 team semi-dynasty 5×5 2-catcher roto league (keep up to 12 players, each up to a total of 5 years, with rules about eligibility and salary too complicated to get into). Donaldson, Desmond and Yelich are all at salaries where they are not options to keep next year. I am pretty much sure to be out of the money this season and I am in love with Mejia’s potential (and he is at a tasty $1 salary), but a side bet with another owner ($50 per roto point) has me reluctant to pull the plug for next season. Any thoughts about what I can expect to squeeze out of Donaldson ROS in relation to Desmond and Yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Pitch! Awful… I’d want Yelich

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – that was my instinct.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, having a tough dilemma. I’m in the playoff hunt this year–would you trade my Bellinger (who I could keep at the minimum salary as one of my 2 keepers) for Daniel Murphy and Bumgarner (both unkeepable)? I’m sort of hesitant because Bumgarner’s velocity is down and he hasn’t been the same post-injury with the whole shoulder thing. Murphy would start for me instead of Forsythe. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

      • asdfasdf says:
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        @Grey: Okay thanks, I just feel like I need to upgrade my rotation for the playoffs…Are you not very confident in Bumgarner for the rest of the season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  21. dustyfingers says:
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    Margot, Brinson or Semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

    • LenFuego says:
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      @dustyfingers: All three of those guys are on my roster in a 12 team league! I am playing Semien and have Margot on the bench because Semien has a lot more power (and I luvs me some HRs), is stealing at a better rate this year (7 SBs in 28 games vs. 10 SBs in 69 games), is hitting 2nd in the batting order, and of course is at a scarcer position. Brinson is becoming an intriguing option, but you just cannot count on him getting consistent playing time this season.

  22. the tone ranger says:
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    hey grey,
    how would you rank these guys from here on out?
    odubel, cain sugar, and margot

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, Margot

  23. ryanoger says:
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    best guy for saves:

    Treinen, Claudio, Jim Johnson, Sam Dyson, or Neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could change by Sunday

  24. Mike says:
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    bregman or Nunez ?
    Margot or Nunez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez…Margot

  25. Mike says:
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    Derek fisher or Brinson?
    Just saw they have Fisher leading off w Springer on DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson

  26. Robert says:
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    Replacement for Desmond : Pham, Souza, Margot?
    If Pham were to get traded to Washington, do you see him getting regular at bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  27. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    De Jong or Cozart?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong

  28. bill amodeo says:
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    hey grey,

    c. frazier or odubel ros? also story or odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier… Odor

  29. Mike says:
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    Brinson or Clint Frazier ?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  30. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    C Santana, Choo, Altherr, M Adams, Zobrist, Zimmer, Margot, Melky, or Mancini?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer, Margot

  31. Jarrod says:
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    Is Sano a sell for you right now? Working on a deal in AL Only 8tm ROTO to get Salazar back for him.. both keeper potential. Need pitching but also need to keep alive power surge.

    Sano for Salazar something you are doing right now? Sell Sano at all?

    • Jarrod says:
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      @Jarrod: The offer is now Salazar and Smoak for Sano…. this is bad… real bad

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        What’s bad?

        • Jarrod says:
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          @Grey: I don’t like Smoak to do much rest of the way and Salazar is a tough call. He has Cookie Carrasco but not sure if he will part with him in this.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gotcha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better than Salazar

      • Jarrod says:
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        @Grey: I could do Moose Moistasskiss for McCullers…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

  32. Dommattingly says:
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    Zimmer, Bader, C Frazier, D Fisher, or C Davis?
    Thanks

    • Dommattingly says:
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      @Dommattingly:
      Frazier is gone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  33. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

    Springer to DL, need an OF but so many choices.

    Herrera, Puig, Margot, Zimmer, Brinson, Grochuk.

    Drop A. Reed for Trienen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t drop Reed

  34. Mike says:
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    Clint Frazier or Nunez?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  35. Whit says:
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    Which side of trade, standard espn league: My 3B is Devers and I have loaded OF (trout, harper, judge) but my pitching blows up worse than 1944 Hiroshima.

    Give Betts & Darvish

    Get Arenado & Arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

      • Whit says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. Dancin Homer says:
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    12-team H2H league.

    Would you drop Villar for Semien? Don’t know how much longer I can take the inconsistent play/ benching of Villar.

    Cut bait or talk me off the ledge?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go Semien

  37. Teehee says:
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    I don’t see what’s so weird about his smile. I dunno Grey, It looks fine to me. Don’t discriminate the non-mustachioed, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  38. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    So my OF in a ten team keep forever league is: Mookie, Springer, JD, Conforto, and Parra (Reddick on the bench). I currently have Miggy and HanRam playing 1B.

    My question is flip:
    Mookie for Goldy
    Or
    Springer for Freeman (Not sure if the Freeman owner would take it)
    Or hold and pray Miggy figures it out.

    Thanks in advanced!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freeman or Goldy

  39. jason batteiger says:
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    fisher over bader now right, springer’s DL’d. OBP and total bases.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  40. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    desmond DL’d. have only 3 DL spots, drop which of shoemaker/maybin/avisail in 14 team h2h OPS/QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  41. mthom42 says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    Which side: Betts/Nola/Semien or Bryant/Segura/Duvall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs… Bryant side

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks – just straight up pts based

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Greater production rest of season:
    Judge
    K Davis
    Machado
    Davis seems to be on pace for 40+hrs again
    Judge has cooled off a little
    Machado with all the numbers and stats is in a huge hr slump.

      • mthom42 says:
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        @mthom42: sounded like you meant power. Machado better all around

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  43. Racehorse says:
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    Which bat do I roll with …

    Grichuk vs Ray
    Healy vs Garcia
    Pujols vs Happ

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  44. Richard Davis says:
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    Taylor Trammell or Dansby Swanson going forward in a Keep Forever Dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trammel

  45. Steve says:
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    What do you think about Piscotty? Can’t trade him but dropping seems to severe. I didn’t own him last year so don’t really know what he’s capable of since he’s been mediocre when on the field this season. We talking 10-15 HR ROS or lower?

    Thanks

    • Grey

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      Lucky if you get 10 HRs, feels like a lost season for him

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: yikes, that’s what I was afraid of, drop for streamer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stream

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: gracias

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @Steve: his mother is likely dying, this is just like the segura situation from he went from awesome to shitty for about 18-20 months or so, now back to awesome. in his case his kid came out weird and then took a long time to die. piscotty’s mother has some sort of bad sickness.

  46. Doc says:
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    Based on my 2-year subscription to your newsletter, I just secured trades for Arenado and Kluber, although I did give up Odor and Brinson and Benintendi in the process.

    The Odor was excitement, brinSON! I benintendi to be more optimistic.

    It was time to flip the script. I’ve got more prospects in the Cards, also based upon this website.

    Grey-t read, every day. I do think you should look into doing fantasy baseball leagues directly at this site, but I have no idea how many servers yahoo need to handle that kind of obsession/compulsion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah I don’t think we have the servers for that unfortunately

  47. Swfcdan says:
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    Morton or Clevelander aka Clevenger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

  48. herschel says:
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    Great title. Props to Rudy.

    How was Al G? How much time do we have before the planet explodes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Three or four years depending on how much AC we use, such a double edged sword!

  49. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    After a 2 bomb game Maddon sits Schwarber. They need start checking managers for CTE.

    • Pete Incaviglia says:
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      I have@Pete Incaviglia: Maybe I should after that debacle of a sentence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, crazy

  50. J-Money says:
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    Evening Grey,

    In a 12 team OPS league, who has the bigger impact ROS?

    D. Smith or D. Fisher? (Assuming Smith gets the call sooner than later)

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fisher

  51. Spencer Siegrist says:
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    Grey,

    Am I crazy for considering dropping Villar to pick up Rosario? I feel like Villar is just going to contiunue being an anchor on my roto stats if I keep him any longer now.. plus I couldn’t trade him for anything of value with how bad he’s been all season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

  52. Let's Call A Spade A Spade says:
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    Good afternoon. Rest of season on the following catchers. Please rank Gattis. Lucroy. Ramos. Cervelli. Sanchez. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  53. Wilson says:
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    Who Should I stream tomorrow? W K Whip Era
    Leake vs Ari (Greinke)
    Gaussian @Tex
    Freeland @Wsh (Fedde)
    McHugh @Det (Boyd)
    Eickoff vs Atl (Newcomb)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  54. Ronald says:
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    Reynaldo Lopez? What is the outlook on him? So much offense getting called up. Which call up pitchers are worth targeting. I dropped NIck Williams for Lopez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has about 30 IP left in his arm this arm… hits 100, solid Ks, looks bullpeny

  55. Ronald says:
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    Grammar question. Is bullpen a noun or a verb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noun

  56. Slowmez says:
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    Worth dropping Devers, Tallion or Nova for A Simmons or Rosario? Hold?

    Current SPs: scherzer, yu, Cole, Paxton, Ray, McCullers, Nola, manaea, tallion, nova

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, apples/oranges

  57. Brett says:
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    better keeper 12 team keep 5 260 budget

    Freeman 18 for 1 year
    Lamb 7 for 2 years

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  58. buckler says:
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    Yo Grey! In a bit of a spot…..
    H2H pts….OF of Springer, Dickerson, Pham, Polanco….so it appears I need to pick up someone. Who’s your top choice of:
    Schwarber
    Brinson
    Adams
    Happ
    Emphasis on next week’s scoring, but also a ROS lean given Polanco’s glass…well, everything

    • buckler says:
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      Gonna add in a few more just to make it fun:
      Altherr
      Margot
      Parra

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson

  59. Wilson says:
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    Better keeper to 2018 ?
    Dee Gordon or Rendon

    Other keeper would be : G. Sanchez, K Bryant, JD, Noah, Abreu or Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  60. Chud says:
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    Following hitters for ROS rankings for 5 x 5 league:

    Domingo Santana , Souza, Alonso.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  61. Taylor says:
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    It’s Christmas every day waking up to your wit but Fridays are insane we get Christmas TWICE!

    Looking to replace Springer….Schebler Grichuck Gamel, Choo what order? Thx G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Grichuk, Schebler

  62. Chrisjen17 says:
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    Your Greyness:
    In a dynasty league where I need a backup SS and too many 3b.

    Drop one of Franco or E. Suarez (both suck) for DeJong or Arcia?

    2nd option is trade Suarez+Pederson for Semien.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio, DeJong — I’d take Semien first

  63. dtbran says:
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    Might be losing Robbie Ray for a bit, Thames for Rich Hill fair?

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @dtbran: he looked better than most that get hit in head, and it was above ear in side of head, but these things almost ALWAYS take longer than the reports say. they’ll say a week it takes 20 days, 2 weeks a month yada yada yada. and that’s if it’s ONLY a concussion (which i’m thinking it is only that i saw the play).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  64. Brett says:
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    So is rosenthal the closer in st. louis?

    For holds kela or vizcaino? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For now it’s Rosenthal… Viz

  65. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    are they seriously leaving mchugh in their rotation over peacock? this is bat shit. well at least until mccullers is ruled out officially (it’s taken them a LONG time to do that though, almost like borrowed the mess’s medical team)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, insane

  66. Steve Anus says:
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    MAZOUZA at least a triple-double today (baseball version it’s not as good relatively as the basketball one)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  67. Robert says:
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    Catcher question : Ramos or Pina?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pina

  68. Benny says:
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    Dynasty league where you can keep guys forever – Rosario or C Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  69. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

    Drop Ramos for McCann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  70. Steve Anus says:
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    are we dropping the viz or clippard for tazawa? that dude has been really bad this year (5.38 FIP and bad ERA too). seems more like a j.garcia in less than a week with bearclaw stashing not a bad idea.

    • Steve Anus says:
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      @Steve Anus: even clippard has been a LOT better than tazawa (4.98 FIP and WSOX have less options as they keep trading them away). WSOX are smart though, everybody knows you can just get RP cheap anyway, it’s like punting closers in a dynasty league for real life prospects (good hitters and such in fantasy)

      • Steve Anus says:
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        @Steve Anus: the two spots i’m talking about
        1. 12 teamer with osuna/norris (can go in SP slot)/treinen (dropped kela)/viz/clippard. eventually might drop clippard if i know treinen is closing or not

        2. 14 teamer with kimbrel/rivero/viz/clippard

        both have 1 move left on week. was able to drop bush for tazawa in a 14 team roto dynasty elsewhere (daily tomorrow moves could do it right now). only had bush/e.diaz/clipp in that one (3 slots max).

        • Steve Anus says:
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          @Steve Anus: no option anymore in the 14 teamer (2).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Meh 2. Okay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz

  71. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Happ Brinson Semien Mazara ROS Pick 1 6×6 OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson, Semien

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: you would say put semien oF and go nunez BOS to OF

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: you would say put semien ss and go nunez BOS to OF

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  72. hal_incandenza says:
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    Okay to drop Santiago Casilla for Barraclough? I already added Treinen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  73. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    BEARCLAW shoulder injury

    • hal_incandenza says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: No chance he’s back soon then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tazawa

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @hal_incandenza: shoulder impingement i believe, i dont think this season never know though….i like mcgowan but most likely tazawa, until ziegler gets back on rehab

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

            • Steve Anus says:
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              @Grey: new news, ziegler front runner. i’m hoping in one spot to either get stuck with the viz over the mess in MIA or hopefully treinen is still around by late sunday. treinen bad luck most of year (FIP 3.78)

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup

  74. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Petricka or Kela AL only ROS 7×7 holds and qs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Petricka

  75. Steve says:
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    Kershaw/Honeywell for Sale/Grienke, good trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  76. KillerB says:
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    @grey — Keon Broxton is obviously out of the show for now. Do you drop him in a bench spot in a dynasty league? Do you like Margot, Fisher or Bader better? And if so, which one?

    Please and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Margot

  77. Yoyo says:
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    Alex wood and Nelson Cruz for Chris sale and Tanaka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  78. Brett says:
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    I thought I’d get a shot at some good closer options finally. But it’s guys I don’t wanna touch, like Tazawa and Clippard. The team I inherited already had Jansen and Santiago, and I guess I lucked into Rosenthal now. Is that good enough, or should I ruin my day by adding one of those two? I don’t even like saves. I played in a league that was saves+holds. Loved it. Saves are stupid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler’s closing in Miami

  79. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals.
    have avila (benched last 3 days), and the rest
    C avila (1B)
    1B miggy
    2B segura (SS)
    SS tejada (3B)
    3B mostsuckass
    CI devers
    MI hanson (2B/OF)
    OF (4) cargo 2 (TEX), trumbo, k.davis, zimmer)
    util (1) mancini (1B/OF)
    BN chapman (3B)
    DL chisenhall/correa (keeper, keep 3)
    can’t get anybody to trade a MI from, unless i give away devers for whitfield or some garbage like that

    1. hanson or e.escobar?
    2. drop chapman for another catcher (j.mccann/castro/chirinos)
    3. drop avila to stream catcher (man i knew this was gonna happen again when i traded zunino for avila)
    with mccann and avila i’d always have a catcher, and if sometime they both played one of them could move to util, issue being if any of my OF have day off and one of avila/mccann i’m short a starter somewhere.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: also i have these 4 RP (holds added), j.wilson/rondon/giles/m.barnes. with kelly out i regrabbed barnes. with the idea of waiting till end of trade deadline (to make sure i have the DET closer),

      4. drop either of barnes/rondon for t.rogers? rondon is actually THE UNLUCKIEST pitcher in entire league by the FIP vs ERA machine. he’s got a high 2 FIP vs the above 10 ERA.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Escobar 2. Meh 3. Sure

  80. Brett says:
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    Is Jon Gray worth owning or am I better off streaming?

    Claudio or Rosey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream…Rosenthal

  81. Brett says:
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    In a holds league Edwards Jr or Will Harris?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Brett: harris, koji and edwards split the 8th, also harris’ ratios tend to be better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwards

  82. Mike in Busan says:
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    Grey, just noticed that the Indians have five lefties to face next week. Would you call this a “sit Bradley Zimmer” situation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  83. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    1. Need holds. Am I ranking these guys correctly?
    Harris, Viz, Givens

    2. Does anyone understand why Rizzo got to nine appearances at 2B and then stopped there? Need one more. Perhaps they stopped recognizing Maddon’s ploy?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Viz, Givens 2. Ha, I know

  84. TomToms says:
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    Can you please rank these players in order? I am currently in a 11 team points league.

    Justin Smoak (Currently own)
    Miguel Cabrera (Currently own)
    Wil Myers (Waiver)
    Jonathan Villar (Waiver)
    Mark Trumbo (Waiver)
    Lewis Brinson (Waiver)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak, Myers, Miggy

  85. The Great Knoche says:
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    Dahl or Derek Fisher ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fisher

  86. The Great Knoche says:
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    One more

    Gary Sanchrez, Myers, Darvish or

    Healy, Bumgarner, Marte

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  87. Zeus says:
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    Side note to the Semien letter sealant. I have a friend who’s an employment lawyer. One of his suits involved a fast food restaurant worker. Said worker was suing because someone told her she had a phone call and when she put the phone to her she realized Marcus Semien was on the other line

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, fair enough!

  88. Champsok1 says:
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    Ghz Grey,
    I write this to you sadly from a place I haven’t been before in my 15 yr old Yahoo Fantasy keeper league…last place, yep last. Dead last…dead ass, so many things to do with those words.
    Alas…( sorry, got stuck on rhyming’) Anyway, I am 33 games out of first, 14 games out of 6th place who is sitting at 500. So obviously, I have a mountain to climb…

    I won;t go into my terrible woes of how I got here, but 6 starts on the DlL at same time for weeks on end didn’t help, so my team looks drastically different from what I drafted.

    We are a 12 team , 2 keepers per year,m where keepers move up 2 draft rounds each years and start in 10th round…So this is my last year to own the Big Fish as a keeper after this last 5…but here goes.

    Sitting in laat place the 4th place team who is desperately in need of pitching has offered me the following….
    Correa SS ( who would end up being a keeper and I get him in the 6th round next year….But won;t do too much to help me this year of course)
    DeJong
    & Nick Williams
    for my- Rich Hill, Andrew Miller & Villar ( who makes me angry everyday)

    My team is
    Gattis
    Handly Ram
    Kindler
    Simmons. Villar
    Longoria, Castellanos
    Céspedes, Trout, Betts, & Derek Fisher
    Pitchers, Severino, Tananka, Hill, Wainwright, Wacha, Nova, A Miller, Diaz, Norris & Clipart & family on the DL

    He has some decent players, I originally asked for a combo including Merrfield, Altherr he also has Devours on Bench and owns Donaldson, Rosario and area Turner…

    So bottom line would you take this trade? Correa, Williams & DeJong or counter with something different from above.
    Thanks, I hate to throw in the towel and hope I am not doing so by doing this trade but at least making a run for 6th place to get into the playoffs…
    Thanks in advance as always! Enjoy your Saturday!
    Champs ( Ed)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take the trade and run

  89. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    VP says Ziegler. Manager says Claw (assuming shoulder is alright in a week). Tazawa in the mix. Can you sort this mess out or would it be more prudent just to take Trenien and see how that works out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Treinen

  90. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    15 team roto

    Traded away Rizzo and now have R Healy at 1B.

    Healy ice cold. Dom Smith an upgrade at all if he comes up?
    Or any of Valencia, Avila, Moreland, Headley, B Moss, S Pearce,

    I’m guessing I’m sticking with Healy?!

    Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy over Smith

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: ok, thanks, will hang on for a hot streak…!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. herschel says:
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    @Grey: actually for March Grey. where do you benintendi going next year? top 75?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds about right

  92. Robert Steinberg says:
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    Brett Lowrie or Tim Beckham?

    • Robert Steinberg says:
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      @Robert Steinberg: Sorry, Jed Lowrie or Tim Beckham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  93. Steve Anus says:
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    good god sogard must be SOME kind of fielder, as he’s not doing anything at all, villar is getting at least 1 or 2 bases per game (plus steals). hernan too, he’s not done much in a while either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, ridiculous

  94. Dave says:
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    Great job as always.

    S. Gray or Keuchel in 2018? Looking for fifth starter, $1 each. Points league, where we lose points for homeruns allowed.

    Or if neither are good options, that too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel

  95. Joeg414 says:
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    Trade help , 5×5 non keeper
    Need SB and Saves
    I give Bryant and Mazara
    I get Chapman , Lindor and Castellanos
    I still have Lamb, Bellinger to play the corners
    Whata think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  96. The sportsguy says:
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    Please help settle an argument in our 28 year old 10 team AL keeper league

    Assuming you have to keep contract for 2018 please rank
    Marwin $1
    Moncada $5
    Dickerson $12
    gurriel 8
    Berrios 3

    And need at least top 3 to help argument.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada, Berrios, Dick

  97. Stephen Gilchrist says:
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    ROS do you prefer Ray or Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  98. Wilson says:
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    Who should I start tomorrow?
    Montgomery vs TB (Faria)
    Walker @STL (Lynn)
    Tomlin @CHW (Rodon)
    VV vs ATL (Dickey)
    Ryu vs SF (Cain)

    Pick two, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu, Montgomery

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Is Ryu safe to stream? W, ERA, WHIP
        And, It seems SF changes starter from Cain to MadBun.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  99. BOb says:
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    Altherr or benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

  100. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases added, QS, holds added. 12 max starts per week with 7 max moves.
    C zunino
    1B goldy
    2B schoop
    SS arcia
    3B longo
    MI spangenberg (2B/3B/LF)
    CI valencia (1B/3B/RF)
    LF braun
    CF pollock
    RF stanton
    OF pham (CF/LF)
    util brinson (CF)
    BN flores (1B/2B/3B), n.williams (LF/RF), pujols
    DL maybin (CF/LF), taylor (CF)
    SP paxton/darvish/faria/hill/gio g/duffy/wood/straily
    RP (max 5 spots) holland/kimbrel/treinen/hand/baez (it’s WAY easier to get closers in this league than good holds guys, some teams punted closers, i’ve dropped bad closers, want treinen to NOT close actually, wish hand gets moved in this league in real life)
    DL mccarthy

    pujols just keeps getting worse and worse. i’m thinking i’m better off with that spot as a streaming for SP and catchers (but it’s an espn league and zunino plays at least half his games so late in the day that i’d have to ALREADY have a backup catcher to use one, unlike in yahoo i can’t wait till 1 hour after the 7 PM easterns start a lot of the time to grab a catcher for his off days). these players are out there as far as streaming
    C = barnes/avila/d’arnaud/suzuki
    other batters: chapman/pirela/mahtook
    SP: conley, newcomb, lamet, lugo
    i’ve finally just gone completely against TRON on pujols, he’s benched every day except for a valencia off day, and i’ll probably start spag’s and flores in the CI/MI upcoming anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Chapman

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: ahahahahah, HAD to play pujols with all of pollock/stanton/pham having day off. hahahahahah. 0-23 at least before that one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  101. Last Man Standing says:
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    In a 12 teamer, H2H, I have a playoff spot locked up so I can be patient…..but my pitching is scary especially with Kershaw out and my Pirates imploding lately. . My staff: Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Taillon, Faria, Severino.

    WW has Wacha, Chacin, Bridwell, Gausman, Morton, Davies. Nova and Taillon have SD at home this week, so I am thinking one more week and then decide. Or would you make a move now?

    • Last Man Standing says:
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      @Last Man Standing:
      Forgot I have Cobb also who I don’t trust LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Cobb for Morton

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

    Losing by 3 W’s and by 2 L’s with a 2 game lead in QS and up by 17 K’s … ERA & WHIP are close but I’m losing 2.73-2.70 & 1.15-0.97 respectviely. My opponent is only starting J Montgomery vs. TB today so are all of these guys starts today for me!?

    Ryu vs. SF (6.6)
    Lynn vs. ARI (4.9)
    J Gray @WSH (-4.0)
    McCullers @DET (-4.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start them all

  103. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    oh my dear jebus the WSOX closermonkey blurb just now was awesome. a bunch of crap RP used yesterday and we have no idea what’s going on, readers please advise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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        @Grey: clippard moving up, went the 9th tied and had at least his 2nd good inning in a row.

  104. goodfold2 says:
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    30 team dynasty. OPS and holds added categories 6×6. 3 tags per year, 1 restricted (can match highest offer or take pick(s)) 1 franchise (pay real life average amount per year of contract), and 1 flex tag of either type. 110 million budget per year. roster (shown only who MIGHT be kept or is already for next year):
    C
    CI moustakas (13.4 per year through end of 2018)
    CI alonso (thinking he’s a possible tag, 2.6 mil 2017 right now)
    MI segura (2.6 from franchising and WILL be for sure again if it’s near that cheap)
    MI drury (CI/MI/OF league minimum .4 mil till end of 2019)
    OF (3) altherr (.4 till end of 2019)
    OF rosario (.4 2018)
    OF
    util beltre (CI 10.5 rental, probably too old to tag)
    BN m.reynolds (5.1 rental)
    DL desmond (CI/OF 16.301 and should be beast mode when his hand is healed next year 2018 ending)
    SP sale (12 million rental, could tag), quintana (13 per till 2019), z.davies (.4 2019), urena (.4 2018),
    RP (room for 6) vincent (3.2 2018), gregerson (5.2 2018)
    DL n.jones (5.348 2018)
    prospects (of some note, the others could be dropped when need be, max 35 spots, all of which are free and if they were up right today would have .4 till end of 2020 contracts):
    C okey
    CI w.craig, denton, lavalley, padlo, e.rios
    MI demeritte, p.gonzalez (OF now i think you’ve said), a.a. tejeda, a.rondon
    OF cozens, dj davis, v.garcia, kirilloff (who i drafted AHEAD of acuna, not having a mixed list of 1st year guys last year with big movers from 2016 season, this should be remedied this offseason), sierra, tocci, g.whitley
    SP r.lopez, kilome, diplan, b.martin, a.smith, r.yarbrough, v.alcantara,
    RP staumont, sherfy, m.cabrera, m.ynoa, rj alvarez

    trying to move beltre and/or reynolds for pick(s), prospect(s). got 2 teams offering
    1. 3rd rounder and i take some junky rental contracts for reynolds and he has these prospects (i’d either get one better pick than 3rd, or the 3rd and prospect(s) or 2 picks):
    trammel/erceg/j.reyes (BAL)/almanzar/i.soto (MIA)/wilk garcia (NYY)/vlad gutierrez (CIN), zeuch. the picks in play would be a crappy 2nd rounder (about 20th in that round), good 3rd rounder (5th or so) or middle 3rd rounder. i’d only get a mix of this (pick/prospect together) if he gets both beltre/reynolds.
    my team is doing the best it ever has (5th now, most of year 5-6th, never higher than 9-11th in a season), BUT we turn to h2h league for september and by far the best team is in my division.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: actual deal in place being

      my giving rentals of beltre/mini donkey
      for
      early 3rd rounder, trammel (a top 60 ralph power/speed OF) and i take some shitty contracts off his hands to make it work, a-gon (cut it immediately and eat 9 million for only this year), diekman, annabelle (who i’ll start and can cut at no loss)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds fine if you’re dumping contracts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would anything even be available in the 3rd round of a 30 team draft? Are you just dumping Beltre and Reynolds? If so, then dump then for the pick

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: for one example, e.rios (CI LAD), who ralph loves and is now a top 100 for him, was obtained in the last round (5th) this year by me on his words. i got trammel (ralph’s 59th overall prospect now) and a good 3rd. and since i’ve seen in past year’s a guy like beltre (old but producing and on a rental) get only 5th rounders AND nobody else was willing to give even close to a top 100 prospect it’s probably not worth even haggling with anybody else. i’ll be tagging segura (real life contract average now at 14 mil per), sale (12.5), and restrict alonso likely. my guess is he’ll be cheaper bid up than his actual value if he keeps up this hitting change.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  105. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Should I trade votto and odor, for murphy and abraue I need average and obp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Should I bench straily against the reds today, also should ibench castillo against miami?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes and yes

  107. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey.. How you feel about Parker Bridwell??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great

  108. The Harrow says:
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    are familia and chapman now gonna have to file a grievance with their union? pedro beato?! AND he’s a RP! this is unfair. a guy can’t just come in and usurp them, they are actually good pitchers. who’s this guy to steal their thunder?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  109. Jon says:
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    Add Fisher, Tapia, Gurriel, Choo, Parra, Rajai, Difo, or Melky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  110. Nightmare! says:
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    Yolo Greylord! Cozart goes down so I send him to droppsville and pick up Didi instead. Did I make the right move for next week?

    Didi gregorious (3vsDET, [email protected])
    Pauly Walnuts DeJong ([email protected], [email protected])

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good

  111. Swfcdan says:
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    Short but sweet today: You buying Thames still in a dynasty? Also Urias, Trumbo and AJ Reed to much to send for McCutch (dynasty too)?

    Oh can’t forget …DEEEEEEEEVEEEEERS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on price — Yes, too much

  112. KingScooter says:
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    My team needs help!
    Posey, bellinger, Ramirez ,arneado ,owings,ozuna, judge ,Stanton Dickerson Thames, Pham
    DL- correa, Castro, kemp

    Pitchers
    Martinez, kluber, wacha, a. Miller, g. Holland, Vargas,taillon, servino, Rivera
    DL- price , melancon

    I only have 2 DL spots….. what do u suggest I do with this team lol

    Available people
    -Hendricks , E Santana ,fiers , Morton
    -marte, gennett

    • KingScooter says:
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      @KingScooter: drop owings and pick up semien?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha for Morton, depends on matchups, though… Owings for Semien

  113. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    grey tomorrow which do you like better as a stream

    estrada at CHW or
    Folty at PHI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Folty

  114. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    NOW it might be time to worry about norris. one bad start i wasn’t at all. this is getting bad. at least street’s out of the picture yet again (not that really ever got near the 9th inning when healthy anyway). bedrosian/hernandez is the order i guess (but we’ve been through this one at least twice already)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  115. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Zunino
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Lindor
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Myers, Souza
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
    (6) Bench: HanRam

    (2) DL: Springer

    (3) SP: deGrom, Severino, McCullers
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Lynn, J. Gray
    (6) Bench: Corbin, Roark, Morton, Ryu, Chacin

    (2) DL: Aaron Sanchez

    Okay Grey so I saved one of my adds all week hoping there’d be a big closer trade but now I’m not sure what to do with this last add?

    1) Drop someone and add one of these available RPs?
    Dyson, Familia*, Hand, Maton, Bradley, S. Greene, Swarzak, Kela, Claudio, Clippard, Barraclough, Tazawa, Vizcaino, Rondon, Blevins, Jennings, Minaya, Oh, Cecil, Robertson, Doolitle, Madson

    2) Or pickup a streamer for one of the next 3 days?

    7/31
    Pivetta vs. ATL (-1.2)
    Folty @PHI (-3.8)
    Clevinger @BOS (-20.2)

    8/1
    Nolasco vs. PHI (5.8)
    Bundy vs. KC (-5.8)

    8/2
    M Moore vs. OAK (14.4)
    JC Ramirez vs. PHI (4.8)

    3) Or maybe even swap my catcher since I’ve seen you recommend Martin over Zunino a few times and I know Pina in your BUY? Since I have a spare add now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hand

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Cool thanks! Yeah I was leaning towards Hand but with my luck he’d get traded right after I added him!

        I know you hate catcher questions but Lucroy getting traded to Coors doesn’t change anything does it? I’ve got Zunino now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prefer Lucroy over Zunino

  116. Closer says:
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    What’s up with Johnson’s 0.1 IP in the 8th today? I thought no closer change yet in ATL? Has something changed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Braves are fed up with him

  117. Cohen says:
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    If Wilson is gone in Det who is closing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greene

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Cohen: rondon is the most unlucky pitcher in entire league from FIP (seriously he’s got like a 12.40 ERA and a 3.47 FIP, but lately soylent greene has moved ahead of him.

  118. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    Keeper league – Devers or Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  119. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    AL only with OBP over average, now with lucroy to COL, add uh oh chirinos over avila? figures to get more playing time than avila now. i was lucky to grab chirinos in a 20 team dynasty (also had avila and streamed a 2nd slot) this morning when i read the rumor, plus it appeared even back at like early morning that chirinos might start today anyway.

    2. NL only, use a #2 waiver on lucroy over flowers? same specs and league size (10 team h2h OBP over AVG total bases added). can’t think there’s much else as far as big hitters/pitchers traded to NL in next 15 or so hours (or is it a later deadline)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  120. Let's Call A Spade A Spade says:
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    ROS Kyle Seager. Melky. Cain overall. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  121. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    could be a lot of closer movement in next 20 or less hours
    you got the guys who either are closer now, could be, or should be
    1. treinen/clippard/vizcaino/bedrosian

    and you got the guys who probably are in a matter of minutes if a deal happens
    2. yates/greene

    what’s the overall order in case this movement happens in seconds and i want to add somebody? assume the 2nd group have those trades, not this second (i’m not dropping any of the treinen-viz group for the other 3 now of course)

    my guess is treinen/yates/greene/clippard/vizcaino/bedrosian

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: greene is like 95% closing now, so i’m guessing the THIS minute ranking (saves only):
      treinen/greene/clippard/yates/vizcaino/bedrosian

      now the only question is whether to drop clippard or the viz first for greene (assuming nobody has a bench guy to drop in the next 2 hours 5 minutes)

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: OOPS, just saw the ATL manager claiming he’d have used the viz if a save arose, so i guess it’s
        treinen/greene/viz (who’d move to 1st if there was more info in that direction)/clippard/yates/bedrosian.

  122. Hdhfhfhf says:
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    Drop Madson for Treinen?

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @Hdhfhfhf: treinen easily
      1. madson has been used exclusively as 8th inning man and if they trade for wilson that only gets worse for madson
      2. treinen is being used as closer and only possible challenge would come from dull, but he’s been bad earlier in year, and unless treinen hits the luck he had at WAS he’s probably safe. casilla is out of it completely, used in 6th or 7th innings last 2 days when losing.

  123. Last Man Standing says:
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    Do you think Phillips continues to play most days for The Braves down the stretch? I need a contact MI who walks and does not strikeout so thinking he has more value than Semien or Addison. Agree or am I off base?

    Also, Margot, N Williams or VMart…same issues.

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @Last Man Standing: while he’s playing there is an argument for him over semien (and definitely over addison) if you are in points league with K’s having negative points. he’ll play as if albies comes up it’s camargo getting screwed not phillips. that being said semien’s got much more upside and likely will get more steals.

  124. iifish says:
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    Moncada, Bader, Fisher, DeJong. Which ONE, ROS? thanks Grey

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