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Legit, this is longest July 4th weekend of all time.  In 1776 on July 4th, Ben Franklin grabbed six ladies, and was like, “This will be better than Flag Day.  We will call this Flagellation Day.  Now twerk with a firework!”  That lasted for three days until Ben yelled out an Astros’ hitter last name and called for a volunteer fire department to put out his redness.  Any hoo!  Ian Desmond hit the DL with “I wanna rest for a few extra days before the break.”  It’s an epidemic that is going around the majors right now.  This especially sucks for those that had him in their weekly lineups because you’re getting ziplock.  But, for the rest of us, we got Raimel Tapia (3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer).  Fun fact!  He has a brother who drinks too much and can’t control his lasciviousness.  His name is Felasleepon Tapia.  Raimel gets a huge boost in value with Desmond’s DL stint.  He’s a grab for every league, especially if you need SAGNOF.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Gonzalez – 0-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .218, as he was activated from the DL.  He missed the minimum amount of time, unless you count the games he was playing in but not really doing anything, then he’s missed the entire season.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (18) and legs (6), hitting .313.  I don’t own Chazz Noir in any leagues, so I didn’t know how well he was doing, but, behind the scenes, I’m busy doing the top 100 for the 2nd half that will be out next week, so I looked at Noir, and wow.  He’s doing work.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .311.  I grabbed Scoots McSchmotato on Sunday because I knew he was headed to Coors, and I want some goodness!

Tommy Pham – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  On our last 30-day Player Rater (yes, we have one of those too; Rudy doesn’t sleep), Pham is top 50 overall for all hitters, above such guys as Just Dong Martinez, Giancarlo, Giancarlo’s dong; okay, I’m distracted now.  Pham, though, wham, bham, thank you, mham.  He’s worth owning right now.

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 5th steal, hitting .301, but left with a leg cramp.  Take a Midol, Gyorko!

Luke Voit – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  True story, Jon Voight in full-on scarf shops at my supermarket, and all he ever buys is elbow macaroni.  I think he’s doing a craft project.  As for Luke Voit, he has some power — he hit a bomb to deep center last night — but I don’t see him playing more than occasionally.  Reminds me a bit of the Cardinals’ version of Matt Adams.  Ya know, before he was great.

Luke Weaver – 1 IP, 0 ER, as he was recalled to work out of the bullpen.  Bit of an interesting call-up if he were in the rotation, but in the bullpen leaves me wonting like a Southern belle whose beauty is fading but is taking classes with the University of Phoenix to broaden her horizons.

Jeff Locke – 2 2/3 IP, 11 ER.  The 4th of July equivalent to, “Yes, you lost your thumb, but think about the GIFs we can make of this.”

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.73.  I love Nola, but it gets better!  His next start is vs. the Padres, so, even in leagues where I stream like crazy, I’m holding Nola for one more.  Stream-o-Nator approves, of course.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .222.  I’m holding out hope for Maikel.  See, because Maikel and I are in a ship.  Not as in a relationship, but as in we’re going down with the ship.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  This made me think of everyone’s favorite reason for not drafting Galvis in deep leagues and why I own him:  J.P. Crawford.  I just looked at Crawford’s stats for this year and I burped.

Ivan Nova – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.24.  His last start before the break is in Wrigley and I get the feeling I’m going to be dealing with the after effects of swallowing a Double Down, which leads to the shakes, and these don’t bring the boys to the yard.

Miguel Montero – Traded to the Blue Jays for cash.  The deal had been in the works for a few days while Toronto was at a Change/Cambio at the airport exchanging the cash, and they were stuck beyond someone with four million pesos in singles.

Aaron Sanchez – Will return this weekend from his three-month blister.  Pro tip: wear mittens when playing with video game joysticks.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.42.  In Yankee Stadium was too tall a task for Stroman.  High fiving Judge is also too tall a task.  *beep, beep, beep*  Breaking news ticker!  Stroman has a blister.  See you in 2018!

Greg Bird – His foot isn’t healing properly and now surgery is a possibility.  This Bird you can actually cage.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.25.  Tanaka is like one of those Japanese game shows.  Sometimes it’s amazingly awesome, and sometimes there’s a large man in nothing but a towel bowling with a porcupine and all you can do is shrug.

Keone Kela – Hit the DL with shoulder issues.  Damn, he might have Mat Gamelitis, a rare disease that knocks a player out as soon as they get an opportunity to shine.  It’s also called gout.  Lining up for saves now in Texas is Leclerc, Grilli and Claudio.  Fo’realies, I think Bush just might get the next save and struggle through the next six weeks as the closer until the Rangers trade for someone.  By the by, someone yesterday said Ernesto Frieri, Guy’s brother, could be the closer, but he gave up two earned runs yesterday, and I don’t see that happening.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-5 and his 17th homer, hitting .193.  Now has three straight games with homers (and nothing else).  You can wait until he cools off, but I’m not even sure he’s that hot now, so you better get in and out, animal style.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer.  Five over-the-internet dollars says he’s hurt within two games.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer, hitting .213.  It’s exactly the halfway point, so Odor’s on pace for 30 homers and 18 steals.  Sorry, guys and five girls, I can’t account for bad luck with his average, and Odor is top 30 on our Rest of the Season Player Rater.  Yes, we have a Player Rater that tells you what to expect going forward.  It’s the Ms. Cleo of fantasy baseball tools.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Won’t return to the rotation before the ASB.  When will he return after the break?  The Sox said, “With Ed-Rod, we’ll Sea Org.”

Rick Porcello – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.01.  He’s still got Murray Chass’ Cy Young vote!

Adalberto Mejia – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.32.  Not much here for fantasy, but I will say his name trips me up, but I kinda think I’m not the first person that has happened to.  I imagine when his parents were naming him, they changed their mind mid-name.  “We’re gonna name him, Ad…Alberto.  Wait, can we change the birth certificate?  We screwed up the first part.  No?  Damn.”

Max Kepler – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  I think the sexy guy I thought Kepler would be has flew the coup, but he does have three multiple hit games in the last four, so schmotato here.

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  I know, I say this all the time with Valbuena, but he is the type to follow one home run with two more this week, and then cold as rocks.  Bartender slang rocks, not regular rocks.

Andrew Moore – 8 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  This is a display of exactly what he could be and is likely at his best.  Since he has solid command, he can go deep into games, but he doesn’t have many Ks, and could bore you to death.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3 and his 23rd homer, hitting .271.  Moistasskiss!

Carlos Rodon – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.59.  Impressive start in his 2nd one back.  He had three walks in barely six-plus innings, and I think that could be a sore spot for him still, but hard to argue with the results.  Plus who argues with results, you madman?  You need your meds?

David RobertsonTommy Kahnle will be the closer for a few days while Robertson is out on paternity leave.  Here’s hoping he names his boy, Son Robert.

Steven Matz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.12 vs. Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  This was a matchup billed as, “Peripherals are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get, but you can eat one chocolate in the raspberry creme slot and one chocolate in the chocolate mint slot and end up getting two caramel chocolates due to a fielder’s choice.”  Granted, not a ton of people call it this.  Matz’s peripherals are like hot garbage under Al Gore’s ass and Strasburg’s peripherals are straight gorge, i.e., sell Matz and buy Strasburg.  However, Strasburg has had injury issues in the 2nd half of years past.  Ugh, so many hedges, so little time!

Michael Taylor – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I’ve been telling you on the daily to pick him up.  Don’t make me go back there!

Matt Albers – 1/3 IP, 1 ER and the blown save.  Sammy Solis (2/3 IP, 1 ER) started the ninth, and he gave no solace, so Dusty went to Albers, who seems like the ultimate Cuddle Boy.  Uber cuddly.  Cuberly.  I bet the Nats trade for a closer during the ASB.  I’m not betting much though, because I kinda like to see Dusty’s bullpen mechanisms when he has no one.  “I only trust you, Toothpick.”  That’s Dusty in one of his more tender moments.

Wade Miley – 1 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.20.  Miley Sigh-bust.

Jonathan Villar – 0-for-5, hitting .211, as the Brewers scored eight runs.  Ticker tease!

Manny Pina – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .295, and he has two homers in his last four games.  Unfortch, the Brewers are using a pretty hard 50/50 split on playing time with Pina and Vogt.  Well, I Vogt for Pina!  *high fives self*  Ow, arthritis!

Orlando Arcia – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .295.  Granted, I’ve told you about six days in a row to grab him, but, in case you just woke from an eight-second coma and missed the first part of this blurb, he’s hitting .295 on the year!

Travis Shaw – Left early after being hit on the hand.  Early word is he’s fine, but knowing 2017 he’ll have a broken bone in his leg that they’ll just discover as they inspect his hand.

Brent Suter – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Made me giggle that the first suggestion in Google — a Gigle? — is “Brent Suter father Bruce?”  Yeah, his father is Bruce Suter, not the Hall of Fame pitcher, Bruce Sutter, but Bruce Suter, the micromanager at a Topeka-area Applebee’s.  As for Brent, his fastball is 85 MPH.  Hello, and goodbye.  Not even eye contact.

   
  1. Great Bambino says:
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    Please rank ROS: Thames, Ian Happ, Pham.

    Thanks!

  2. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    As of the start of yesterday’s game, Pham was on a full season pace (630 PA) for 30 HR, 111 R, 84 RBI, and 27 SB.

    Sweet Jesus yes, give me that. Especially hitting second.

  3. luvpho says:
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    Maybin seems to have cooled off. Should i drop him for Tapia? Or drop Granderson for Tapia? 14 team redraft

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @luvpho: sure

  4. ziggaman730 says:
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    deep 16 team league. tapia or margot for my sagnof until trea turner (hopefully) gets back.

  5. Blint says:
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    need to drop either Ryan Zimmerman or Pujols! What say you Lord Grey?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Blint: pujols

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Blint: Pujols.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blint: Agree with others

    • Cheavy Jones says:
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      @Blint: Didn’t want to leave unsaid how moronic of a question this is.

      • Blint says:
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        @Cheavy Jones:

        Nice way to welcome first year players, thank you

  6. your mom says:
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    Hi. Better duo, springer/abreu or puig/rizzo? Thanks

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @your mom: Springer

  7. Jeem says:
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    Tapia or C Frazier

  8. RobMac says:
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    Would you drop Peraza for Arcia at this point? 11 team roto redraft. I’m upper middle of the pack in steals at this point.

  9. Steve says:
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    Marwin Gonzalez is rated 992 on your ROS Player Rater.

    Seems a bit low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: If you look at his career, it may not be

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: I guess points leagues are different. He is currently 120th overall in points in my league and plays for the team with the best record in the majors. The Astros have also scored more runs than any other team, which should help Marwin with runs and RBI’s.
        Plus, we set our lineups daily so his multi positional eligibility comes in very handy for covering other player’s days off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  10. Brett says:
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    12 team daily roster moves with category for holds and one for saves. My staff is: DeGrom, Nelson, Fulmer, Tailon, Gray, Duffy, Bradley, Edwards Jr, Will Harris, Rivero, Giles.

    I have room to add one between Vizcaino and Godley. I need Saves I’m second in holds. Who would you pick up?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Brett: Godley is a starter…

  11. Rich says:
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    Which 1 of Kepler, Granderson, Tapia, or Michael Taylor ROS?

  12. Lt says:
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    Happy 4th man, have a good one. PLEASE don’t place Trevor Story at all high on the 2nd half list. I need a reason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Haha, you too!

  13. cubjet says:
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    Kipnis or Kinsler?

    Thanka in advance

  14. Goldie showers says:
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    Would you rather have Pham/Tapia/Taylor Jr for fourth OF?
    What happens to Pham when dexter returns? Do you think dusty is smart enough (we both know that answer) to leave MTJR at top of lineup and drop Goodwin to 7/8 when turner comes back? Tapia loses most of his playing time with Desmond back correct? I don’t see them sitting big money Car-Go just to get the kid time

    Keep up the great work

  15. joe t says:
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    4×4 calhoun or domingo santana
    thanks

  16. Worm Burner says:
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    Happy 4th!

    Am I crazy for holding Schwarber?
    I have nightmares that I cut him and immediately after the all star break, all Cubs wake up and Schwarber hits 5 dingers a week for the rest of the season…….i don’t like dreaming of kyle schwarber!

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Worm Burner: thinking he’ll be back up by next Friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Worm Burner: Haha, I think he’ll be back soon, but don’t have any sudden love for him

  17. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Im carrying 7 OF’s in a league where you play 5 every week (10 team h2h points) and have Trout coming back soon and Im not ever trading Springer. I have Trea Turner and Hosmer on the bench at the moment.

    Need to clear space/grab an arm, am I ranking these right(?): Keon Broxton, Grichuk, Puig, Haniger, CarGomez

    Happy 4th of July Grey! “Twerk on a Firework”…nice! Im gonna make like Fantasy Pros and use that without citation all day!

  18. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Haniger has disappointed since he came off the DL. I own him in an OPS keeper league. Some of my options are Pham, Tapia, Souza and Avasail. Your thoughts sir?

  19. Jbona3 says:
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    What do you see as Arcia’s ceiling as a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jbona3: 17/20/.300 which is top 5 at position if he moves to top of order

  20. Murph says:
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    Hey yo
    1 – Drop Peraza for Arcia?
    2 – Drop Belt for Pham?
    That is all.
    Happy 4th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Nah 2. Sure — You too!

  21. Blue JA says:
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    Tapia a better grab than Mallex Smith, Span, or B. Zimmer?
    12 team standard roto mixer.

    • Blue JA says:
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      @Blue JA: If so, who would you drop? I have all 3…except Tapia of couse ;)

  22. Aaron says:
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    Posted too late last night, so here we go today-

    2B and SS are my weak positions thus far, with Kipnis and Machado underperforming. Machado I think I just have to hope figures it out, but my impression is you’ve been down on Kipnis all year–any hope of him turning it on? The counting stats aren’t the worst, but I’m getting killed in AVG, OPS, and SB (6×6 OPS, 12 team roto with 3 keepers).

    Followup: If I can trade Kipnis and a draft pick to get Owings from a team that is out of contention, should I, and if so how high a draft pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron: Bit steep for Owings… I like him, but Kipnis plus a pick? Meh… I don’t love Kipnis, but he could have a better 2nd half

  23. Osnam says:
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    Mike Taylor or Matt Adams? Thank

  24. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Odor should at least be platooned against southpaws….his overall OPB is a lousy .251 while it is .224 versus left handers, the lowest of any everyday player in MLB. The Ranger brass is afraid they will get Bautista’d if they sit him. Has to be the reason.

    • Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: OBP …spellcheck tried to help but no..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: Or they’re looking at his career vs. lefties and thinking he will come out of this 3 month slump vs. them

      • Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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        @Grey: That could be but the guy has missed one game the entire first half (last Sunday). I think Bannister is concerned if he sits him there will be consequences. The young man is a tad volatile. His on base percentage is ridiculously low even for the Rangers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know it is, agreed too, I’m surprised he hasn’t been benched even occasionally

  25. Sean says:
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    1. Drop Villar for Arcia or hold?
    2. Time to move on from Schebler and M. Adams? Top avail of interest on waivers are Pham, Tapia, Dom Santana, Reddick, Melky, and Granderson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: 1. Not yet 2. Sure, Tapia, Pham

      • Sean says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. stu says:
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    Cozart or Arcia ROS? (points league)

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stu: Cozart

  27. Robert says:
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    Lynn, Straily or Clevenger ROS?

  28. Adam says:
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    Addison reed or Justin Wilson ROS?

  29. Alex says:
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    Tapia over Joc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Sure, if you want SBs

  30. Synyster says:
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    Morning Grey! My trade for Altuve went through and now my lineup looks like…

    C. Perez
    1B. Rizzo
    2B. Altuve
    3B. J.Turner
    SS. Story
    OF. Stanton
    OF. Tapia
    OF. EMPTY
    Util. LoMo

    My bench is: Desmond (DL, otherwise my 3rd OF), Conforto (DL), Trea (DL), Gyorko (DTD). Do I roll without an OF hoping Conforto makes it back in two days? Or who do I drop to pickup the likes of whats available which is Souza JR, Gardner, Reddick, Ender, Scooter. This is a move capped league and I am on 33/70 moves now. Any insight is appreciated! Happy fourth!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Drop Conforto for Ender, Ender is a top 25 OF right now

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey! How do you feel about my bats when everyone is back and healthy? Plan on sliding Trea to OF and Desmond to OF with Stanton.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trea might not be back until Sept, so bats look fine, but nowhere near healthy

  31. Wacha Wacha says:
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    How would you rank these potential trade targets Ros in h2h redraft with obp?

    Hanley, odor, Andrus, m Reynolds

    Thanks!

  32. Kevin says:
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    Tapia or Maybin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin: Meh, Maybin, but close

  33. Sport says:
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    MLB has allowed players to wear nicknames on their back for a game. I can’t remember when this happens, but the point is, they should use your nicknames you have given them!

    “Moistasskiss” would look so much better on his back than “Moose”!

  34. omar says:
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    Drop C. Frazier for Kepler? AL Only Roto. Got a feeling Kepler’s about to go on a run similar to last summer where he was one of the best fantasy players in all of baseball for a month or 2. From the at bats I saw during his recent slump, he still seemed to be hitting the ball well.

  35. ty says:
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    Happy 4th G… need SB’s and avg. 12 team 5×5….who do you like ROS ..Pham, Merrifield or Margot….I’m done with Peraza. He’ll be my drop for one of those

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and happy 4th!

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks bud. Tapia and Taylor available as well. Still Margot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m liking Taylor right now, could be any of them

  36. Citizen5 says:
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    Drop Haniger for any of the following:
    Taylor, Pham, Tapia, Gardner, Maybin or Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  37. andrewm says:
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    Hey el duderino who do you got ROS
    Tanaka or quintana?
    Would you trade Tanaka to get quintana? The creep can roll

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  38. Joeg414 says:
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    any reason to hold Clint Frazier (just picked up) in a non keeper? I ready have for 7 spots : Harper,Altherr,Broxton,Piscotty,Grichuk,Chisenhall,Dickerson and Kepler & Schwarber & Semien coming back
    6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like you can lose him

  39. Oppo Taco says:
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    Clint Frazier or Mallex ROS? Happy ‘Murica independence, from Canada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier for now, thanks!

  40. MJP says:
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    Trade Shaw for Miggy straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  41. slimbo says:
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    hey grey

    would you drop hoskins or addison russell for tapia in a dynasty?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  42. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Happy4th Grey! I would have won more leagues if I found your rankings earlier!

    Lost turner at SS and have been dropping and picking up SS and OFs in a 10 team keeper league

    Current team:
    Grandal
    Bellinger
    Odor
    Arenado
    Trea – DL
    Arcia
    Duvall
    Benintendi
    Broxton
    M Taylor
    Joc
    C Frazier
    Mocanda

    Available on waivers: Thames, Desmond, Polanco, Pham, Mazara, ODB, Brantely, Peralta, Tapia, Didi, Simmons, Amed Rosario

    See any swaps I should make? Looking for ROS to try and win this year while balancing keepers

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too! Thames over Frazier, Simmons over Moncada

      • Matthew Macdonald says:
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        @Grey: you da man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          YTMND!

  43. JB says:
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    Grey – to activate Duffy, I would have to dump either Maeda or Nova – which one, or should I simply dump Duffy? Thanks, and Happy 4th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  44. Jon says:
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    Need to drop one: Alonso, Cozart, David Peralta, Jarrod Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson if you don’t need speed, otherwise Peralta

  45. What What says:
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    Drop Mazara for Pham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  46. Ralphy says:
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    Pham or H Ram the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

      • Ralphy says:
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        One more question. I am filling a spot based on Desmond going on the DL. Are you believing at all in Gassman after two good starts? Is the breakout finally happening?

        Have a great 4th Grey! Thanks for all of your help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can grab Gausman for upside, wouldn’t trust him to start him right away… You too!

  47. Kershaw says:
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    Just got offered odor and devenski for trea turner. It’s a 12 team keeper league, but I need to have a hot second half to make the playoffs. Worth just holding on to turner for future value? I have zobrist as a replacement 2b. H2h categories. Runs/rbis/hrs/xbh//sb/obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  48. Alex says:
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    Hiya Grey!
    Always love your write-ups! Question for you, need to activate Danny Duffy from DL today. Will need to drop either Carlos Rodon or Matt Shoemaker (DL). Who should I keep ROS? I also have JGray, JBerrios, LLynn, JPaxton, CHamels, as my SPs. Thoughts?
    Much appreciated and thank you for all you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Shoemaker

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey and Happy 4th of July!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  49. Bo Shankus says:
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    Quick random question —

    If I’m in dead last in AVG by 7 points right now (.249 to .256), it’s kinda too late to turn away from that particular iceberg, is it?

    I’m bad at math, but I’m assuming I’d need to run an pretty insane AVG the rest of the way to make any kind of impact in that category. Seems like it’s time to go find all the Richie Sexson’s and Adam Dunn’s of this generation, eat my uno in AVG, and hope for the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too late to make significant change

  50. lwomack58 says:
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    Need SS while waiting for Nunez to come back-choices
    Peraza, Glavis, Semien(Back on Thursday), K. Marte

    Which two would you go with

    Peraza earlier in the year would have been an easy choice but I think he is going to lose playing time to Scooter. What do you think.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza, Semien

  51. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you pickup Morton for his start vs Tor. SON rates him at 1.6 or Gausman vs. Min @-3.2

    Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @lwomack58:
      neither

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  52. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey,

    I dropped Verlander as he’s pure garbage. However the rest of the season tool has him in the top 50. So was the drop a mistake? Because every time he goes out it feels like ANY streamer would have been a better choice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His career #s say he’s supposed to be much better, but I don’t trust him

  53. Murph says:
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    Grey
    One last q – if I’m dropping belt, am I picking up Pham or tapia?
    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Murph:
      Pham for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  54. Kas says:
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    Grey, would you start Sean Newcomb today home against the Astros?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Kas:
      NO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am in one league, but likely deeper than your league

  55. SMITTY says:
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    10 team H2H league, I have a deep outfield and I’m considering dropping Desmond to use the spot for playing scorching outfielders, there are a ton available
    Taylor
    Pham
    Tapia
    Perralta
    Domingo Santana
    Etc.
    Smart move or am I letting a guy go that will significantly contribute the second half?

    Thanks buddy and Happy Freedom Day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  56. knighttown says:
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    I’m out in front in my shallow 10-team head to head and have won 9 weeks in a row. I have Desmond on the DL (and not that great to begin with) and have no OF on my bench so will have to run empty. My only bench bat is Todd Frazier.

    I have lots of pitching but they’ve all be quite good. My weakest would be Ivan Nova, Maeda or Gerrit Cole. I also have Syndegaard clogging up the DL thus no room to DL Desmond…thinking that since I’m likely to make playoffs I can wait for a dominant Noah in September.

    1. Run short at OF until Desmond returns as I’m against the last place team.
    2. Drop Nova or Maeda or Cole and grab Polanco, Mazara, Souza, Peraza, Melky, Keon or Pham
    3. Drop Syndegaard for one of those names

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Maeda for any of them…. Souza

  57. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto,

    1) Tapia or Margot?

    1) I currently own Neshek, Doolittle and Strickland for save speculation. Swap any of them with Enny Romero or Matt Bush?

    • The Audacity of Schoop says:
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      @The Audacity of Schoop:

      I could also drop Schebler or Gyorko for tapia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot… Strickland for Bush

  58. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey and Happy 4th,
    Would you add Tapia in a 10 Team H2H Points League if my OF/UTIL/Bench look like the following (would need to drop one of them to add Tapia):

    Springer
    J. Ramirez
    Braun
    Peralta
    Polanco
    Owings
    Pham (added yesterday)
    Desmond (DL)

    FYI, we start 4 OFs and a Util

    Thanks much Grey and enjoy the day. I may not if I need to watch J Ross throw 100+ pitches in 5 innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya on Ross, ugh… He’s the worst…. Can hold on Tapia for now

  59. The Great Knoche says:
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    If you would have told me at the start of season I would have Raimel Tapia and Tommy Pham on my team on July 4 in place of Ian Desmond and Carlos Gonzalez I would have called you crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  60. Fogimon says:
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    Happy 4th!

    I’m encouraged where the ROS player rater has Miggy at #9, and his owner in my league has grown tired of him. I’m making a push to get him, who of my guys should I offer up? Keeper league

    Domingo, Altherr, Mancini, Morales, Kemp, Adames, Nola, Faria, Hendricks, Bauer, Peacock, Vargas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And be fair? Maybe Kemp and Faria? Maybe just Kemp

  61. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Happy 4th Grey!!

    NL 10-Team H2H 5×5 with OBP.

    My season is done pretty much so I’m trying to get deal now for possible keepers. I have an opportunity to get Tapia($1) in a lopsided deal for Franco(18). It would hurt me for playoffs, but I’m looking more for next year.

    Here are my 5 keeper options w next year’s prices ($280 to spend).
    GOLDY(46), Knebel(1), Brinson(2), Villar(18), LeMahieu(17), Arcia(4), Schebler(3), Folty(6), Kang(4), and L. Weaver(1),

    As of now I was thinking GOLDY, Knebel, Brinson, Arcia, and Schebler. However, things change, and it’s never a bad thing to have more keeper options.

    Would you trade for Tapia? Who’d be your 5 to keep with or without him?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! I’d take Tapia for Franco… GOLDY(46), Knebel(1), Arcia, Brinson(2) — easy… Then who knows, maybe Villar if he picks it up, maybe Schebler….Maybe Tapia

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. Fresh Nick says:
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    Just got offered Gary Sanchez for Trea Turner, both can be kept 1 more year. Would you take that trade at this point?

    I’m a huge Turner fan, but it’s sounding like he could be out until September. I’m pretty much running away with SB at this point from his contributions so far as well, so he may not be as valuable to me if/when he returns this year.

    Turner will be much more valuable as a keeper next season, but Sanchez has decent value as a keeper too.

    Seems like this is almost a no-brainer, but I’m definitely hesitating on letting go of Treat…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not

  63. Chris says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP

    My Springer for his Cespedes & Andrew Miller?

    Could use some more saves, I’m last in OBP so probably can’t make up much ground anyway

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  64. Slimcompoop says:
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    Happy 4th Grey! From reading through your responses to other questions I’m assuming that you like Margot over Pham, Tapia, and Kepler ROS. Any of the aforementioned over Mazara? Have a good holiday and say hi to Voight for me if you see him at Von’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totes, poop! You too! I’d likely go Pham over Maz, but could change in a week or two

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Here’s my OF…Springer, McCutchen, Bradley Jr., Mazara, and Margot. I got Conforto on the DL to take either Margot’s or Mazara’s spot when’s he’s back after the all-star break. So I could just pick-up Pham over Mazara right now and then decide which to keep out of Margot and Pham once Conforto comes back. I know I’ve gone crosseyed. What do you think? Have a good one!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That makes sense

  65. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    What up Grey! I know the ROS ranks are coming out soon, but hoping you can give me ‘in a vacuum’ advice on a few guys. 1) Yelich, top 100 guy moving forward? 2) Smoak and M Reynolds, sell high or hold, do you like either significantly more than the other? 3) Britton coming back, you have any faith in him? Or should I try and sell off on name value? Thank you as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Sell high if you can get something decent 3. Not really

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        3. Not really as in have no faith

        • Robert Itzkowitz says:
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          @Grey: good stuff Grey, thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  66. Hi Grey, Im sitting third in a 10 team Roto. Im trying to move Judge before the bottom falls out. First place is wanting to trade Trout/Maybin for my KDavis/Judge. I feel like Id be giving up too much power. Your thoughts/stay the course? BTW I want an ace in my rotation so I was wanting to trade Judge+ for Sale or Scherzer but a chance to get Trout? Damn. Thanks! Happy 4th, I appreciate you and all the guys at Razzball!!!

    Ramos
    Goldschmidt
    Merrifield
    J Turner
    Machado
    Cozart
    Bour
    Mccutcheon
    Judge
    Cargo
    K Davis
    Schebler
    Tapia
    bench:
    Marte
    Pham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout and a lesser SP? Judge for Scherzer or Sale works for me

      • Thanks, Judge straight up for Sale/Scherzer or do I sweetin the pot and throw Cutch in?
        2 for 2?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do straight up or sweeten with Cutch

  67. Alex says:
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    I should probably bench Price tonight, but part of me thinks he’s going to come out and throw a gem in spite of Dennis Eckersley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Price and not start him

  68. Brett says:
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    Around what area do you think Trea Turner and Story rank next year at this point of the season?

    Also, you think Smoak can continue this pace? In 9th and I’m debating trading Bryant for Smoak and Turner in a keeper league. Bryant is an expensive keeper and turner is cheap.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner’s a top 20 guy, Story’s top 150 the way he’s going — no on Smoak

  69. lwomack58 says:
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    Pham over Reddick or Chisenhall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lonnie

  70. Fungazi says:
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    Arcia still batting 8th while Hernan (GOAT) Perez and the Catcher bat above him..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  71. RazzFan says:
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    Just got offered Carrasco and Justin Turner for my Goldschmidt. It’s a 6×6 H2H league and I have a need at third base and Sp and have depth at 1st. Is this a terrible offer? Somewhat fair? Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s pretty awful

  72. luvdarooks says:
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    Need K’s then wins then WHIP and ERA in that order.
    I think Matz ( who’s K’s are way down) is due to regress a lot.
    Who would be the better guy to get rest of year

    top 2 please??? and bottom two….
    because I think they are all better than Matz for my purposes this year also because I might add to the trade

    straily Gray happ price hill arrieta taillon cole samardzia gio Gonz. ????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you’re asking

  73. Robert says:
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    Desmond was dropped in my 10 team h2h league. Drop Schebler or J. Harrison for Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. Andrew says:
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    Start peacock?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matchup?

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry, tonight’s matchup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know what matchup that is, could you tell me?

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:

            Peacock @ .Alt

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Start him

              • lwomack58 says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks as I picked him up for this start

  75. The Great Knoche says:
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    Listening to Podcast Arrieta discussion brought up some stuff I was discussing with a home league guy after Montero got let go. Arrieta is not the guy he was 2 years ago, but take a look at his numbers with Contreras catching and Montero catching

    Contreras:

    10 Games: 6 IP (average), 7.65 H/9, 3.00 ERA, 2.25 BB/9, 9.0 K/9, 76.9% SB Success Rate.
    6 QS

    Montero:

    7 Games 5.09 IP (average) 10.2 H/9, 6.66 ERA, 4.5 BB/9, 9.9 K/9, 100% SB Success Rate.
    2 QS

    Small sample size. I get it, and I’m not saying there will be a massive turnaround. He has had a few rough games with Contreras behind the plate, but I do think having a catcher who can throw out a baserunner and maybe calls a game you are more comfortable with makes a difference.

    I can see that ERA being around 3.5 in the 2nd half. Maybe even lower.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who he was facing when he was using either of those two catchers, and I think that matters more

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Sure especially in a small sample size, and Montero had a few of the tougher matchups With Washington and the Rockies. Contreras had Fenway and 2 trips into Great American ballpark so it wasn’t all gravy.

        Conteras:

        @STL, PIT, @CIN, @BOS, MIL, @LAD, @SD, MIA,@MIA, @CIN

        Montero:

        @MIL, @COL, PHI, @STL, COL, @PIT, @WSH

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Padres, PIT and MIA twice? Blech

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Montero had the Phillies and Padres and Rockies on the road, and only one of those turned into a QS. Padres and both Mia games were QS when Contreras caught him.

            So 60% of Contreras games were versus average or above hitting teams, and I’d say Montero had 57%

            I realize I’m not going to convince you, but keep an eye on it. T

            Trust me it’s Happening!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I will watch for it..

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              @The Great Knoche: That should say Phillies, Pirates amd Rockies on the road.

  76. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What do we think about starting Bauer at home against the Padres tomorrow?…I only ask because I have burned a couple times streaming but seems like a safe bet?

    Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just picked him up to stream

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Nice.

  77. Rocky Mountain High says:
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    I know it probably has little to no affect on them but I cringe when I see my player participate in the home run derby.
    Would you trade blackmon and story for votto and holland?
    Blackmon and simmons for murphy, holland, archie?
    Have semien waiting on the dl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon side…. Murphy side

      • Rocky Mountain High says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always and Happy 4th.
        What order do you have semien, story, simmons? What order do you have murphy/votto rest of season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Story, Simmons

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Votto

  78. Jack says:
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    1. Thames or LoMo
    2. Barreto or O. Arcia
    3. Urena or stream spot
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames…Arcia…Stream

  79. ryanoger says:
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    Not rushing, but is today the day we get the top 100 for the 2nd half?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Next week during all star break

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        awesome man thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. Nature Boy says:
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    Maybin or Margot ROS? Margot or Bregman in keeper? Thanks and happy 4th! Wooooo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot, Bregman, you too!

  81. luvdarooks says:
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    Need K’s then wins then WHIP and ERA in that order.

    Who would be the better guy to get rest of year in a trade for MATZ

    top 2 please???
    straily Gray happ price hill arrieta taillon cole samardzia GioGonz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon, Samardzija

  82. Grey bigger second half, Cargo or Happ? I know history is on Cargos side but Happ is a pure slugger in a talented line up that has yet to get going. Although, Cargo did make contact in his o’fer last night. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cargo

  83. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Great write-up.

    a. So much for being first to go! ‘Member when that was a thing?

    b. Totally pitch-slapped with 647 unopened e-mails during my absence. Finished them all today! Drops mic!

    c. Picked up Scooter too because a scooter in Coors=bliss.

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for July 4

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Rambo! Did not expect a woman, no?’

    Rambo: ‘We’d better go.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Go to river. How come you so late?’

    Rambo: ‘Got hung up.’

    [Rambo is full of puns! More like got stuck getting off the airplane.]

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘I have arranged boat to take us down river. Old ways not safe. You come a long way, Rambo, to see empty camp.’

    Rambo: ‘You’re using pirates?’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Best way down river. Not get army suspicious.’

    Rambo: ‘What about patrol boats?’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Russian. Rambo. Want to eat?’

    Rambo: ‘Maybe later.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘How you get into this?’

    Rambo: ‘- It’s a long story.

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘- Long ride.’

    Rambo: ‘Well, after I left the Special Forces, I moved around a lot.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Why you leave army?’

    Rambo: ‘When I… came back to the States, I found there was another war going on.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘What war?’

    Rambo: ‘Kind of like a quiet war, a war against… all the soldiers returning. That’s the kind of war you don’t win. It’s… it’s my problem. How about you? How’d you get into it?’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘My father worked for intelligence agency. He killed, and I take his place. It’s too much death here. Death everywhere. Just want to live, Rambo. Maybe go America. Live the quiet life. What you want?’

    Rambo: ‘Well, to win. To survive.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Not so easy to survive. Still war here.’

    Rambo: ‘To survive a war, you gotta become war.’

    [Look at Rambo getting all art of war philosophical all of a sudden!]

    e. Happy 4th of July, Razzball nation!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      E. Thanks! A. Haha, was wondering what happened B. I would’ve deleted them and just started fresh C. Yup! D. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        a. There was a whole lot of shift+delete going on. I got two SPAM e-mails from some xXx sites that I’ve never visited.

        b. Anyway, nice Joe Ross start…

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I signed you up for those, sorry!

  84. henncoop says:
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    I have a hopefully healthy Freeman back very soon. I would have a surplus of CI guys. Do I drop Santana, Joseph or Moreland to pick up Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To-Jo

  85. Bob says:
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    Starting gausman @min or Roark vs mets?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  86. PD says:
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    Trade advice pls.. 8team AL keeper. In contention to win but have weak pitching. Bottom of barrel in K&W’s.

    Offered donaldson/Price for my Jose Ramirez w/JR the only keeper eligible of the 3.

    Ramirez is at peak value where as the other 2 have only up to go. Amirite?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t really like either the players you’re getting, but that’s decent

  87. henncoop says:
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    A second question if I could. Pham is available in a different league. If I pick up Pham …do I drop Grichuk, Mazara, D Santana or Pederson??
    Thanks for all the fantasy goodness you provide ….have a great 4th!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz, you too!

  88. Brett says:
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    going forward Smoak or Morrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  89. Brett says:
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    Currently in 10th place my hitters are: Perez, Santana, Odor, Arcia, Machado, Story, Bryant, Harper, Bellinger, Benintendi, Broxton, Mancini, Clint Frazier and Bregman on the bench.

    Keeper league would you deal bryant 46 keeper and Bregman for Turner $6 keeper and Morrison?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  90. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Interesting first half fact, only 11 teams are over .500. Only four in the NL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is crazy…

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: I count 14 total and 5 in NL, but math has never been my strong suit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weird

  91. Joeg414 says:
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    Duda or Valencia? 6×6 roto. Kinda of like Danny’s multiple positions-1b, 3b and OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

  92. Spyre says:
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    trade conforto for severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  93. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Two things i wanted your thoughts on?

    1) I traded away Ivan Nova and an 11th round pick for a 2nd round pick? How did I do on that?
    2) Is it time to dump King Albert? He is struggling so bad right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds fine 2. Sure

  94. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Two things i wanted your thoughts on?

    1) I traded away Ivan Nova and an 11th round pick for a 2nd round pick? How did I do on that?
    2) Is it time to dump King Albert? He is struggling so bad right now.

    Happy 4th

  95. lwomack58 says:
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    Smoak, Belt or Alonso at 1st

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  96. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Kimmel asking about cutting Pujols must have pissed him off, He homered today…lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  97. ryanoger says:
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    Where are Story and Ian Desmond sitting roughly in your top 100 for the 2nd half you thinkin’? They were both dropped in my league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure if either will be there

  98. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered Archer for Bellinger in 5×5 roto redraft with QS. Thoughts? Here’s my team:

    C: Zunino
    1: Rizzo
    2: Schoop
    3: Rendon
    SS: Peraza/Barreto
    OFs: Bellinger
    Khris
    Judge
    Broxton
    Marte
    U: Zimmerman

    Pitchers:
    Kershaw
    Carrasco
    Vargas
    Hamels
    Rodon
    Aaron Sanchez
    RPs: Aroldis, Paulino, Knebel

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger side, it’s not close

      • Random Collmenter says:
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        @Grey:

        Roger that! Should I try for Darvish for Bellinger instead or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  99. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey! What side do you like?

    Verlander and Cody Allen for Mccutchen and Pedroia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  100. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Happy 4th! Really interesting convo on the pod re: your tweets with berry. Those clickbait / straight up stealing content sites are the worst (I’m in publishing too, on the legal side…just like your lawyer Halp!).

    Anyway, in my H2H keep 4 obp ops league, I was offered a $4 Bellinger for my $30 Kluber (not keeping him). I’m competing in the playoffs this year, but have more than enough pitching and am looking to sell for good bats that will also make good keepers.

    Sound like a good trade for bell to you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, such BS… Thanks! You too! I’d take Bellinger

  101. Mplax28 says:
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    Being offered one of the following for Peacock or Cueto.
    Who would you take?

    Domingo Santana
    Andrew Beinintendi
    Keon Broxton
    David Peralta
    AJ Pollack

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock, Benintendi for both, the order you have them

      • Mplax28 says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m extra dense tonight. Would you explain the last part to me like I’m 5?

  102. Joe Quadres says:
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    Drop Villar for Forsythe? Villar making more outs than water seen by a sailor/More than husbands of Elizabeth Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nah, Logan’s not doing anything right now

  103. joe is a popular name says:
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    Tapia, JBJ or Margot. 12 team standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  104. Mike says:
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    Happy 4th! Thanks for working on the holiday!

    League with OPS/walks/Hits on top of standard 5 categories

    A) I’ve got to drop someone because Jon Gray is off the DL. Trying to decide if it should be Chris Devenski or Alex Bregman. It’s a daily H2H league with 25 inning minimum, and I keep Dev in one of my SP slots for Ks and to soak up some innings. I’ve got Moustakas and Chris Taylor both to back up third.

    B) Also should I keep the drop party going and lose Polanco for Domingo Santana or Josh Reddick

    C) Pedroia is out there, is he a better play for this year than Ian Happ?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too! A> Bregman B. Sure, Domingo C. Yeah, Pedroia is hot

  105. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    14 teamer saves only. have rivero/kimbrel/neshek/strickland, drop anybody for leclerc (or any other TEX guy if today indicates later that there’s a better one). kela owned already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neshek

  106. Would you do judge for bryant? Sale and Scherzer fell apart. Im thinking AVG, HR and RBI’s 2nd half upside.

    • I have Judge which means I would be getting Bryant, yeah, so just trying to be “beer” clear with ya! Oh and do you consider Archer an ace? Hes also on my immediate trade radar. And yes i have a life but im somewhat addicted to this shit right now and i wanna win.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Favio Vasquez:
        Good man , as my pic says fantasy baseball addict. The game never gets old!

        I would trade Judge for Bryan.

        I would not consider Archer an ace, but I would ask the other owner what he wants for Archer..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, it’s fair

      • Thanks to both of you! Much appreciated!!!

  107. Every29Years says:
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    H2H league, 12 teamer with playoffs in late August. Ten hitting cats, 9 pitching. Must play 5 OF and 1 UTil. With this 3rd place team listed below, would you trade Faria and/or Severino thinking they will be shutdown by late August or do you see them pitching deeper into the year? If trade, ballpark what kind of player you would want back (2 for 1?).
    C– Realmuto
    CI – Freeman, Lamb, Seager
    MI – Rizzo, Harrison, Simmons
    OF – Conforto, Melky, Dyson, Schebler, Maybin, Marwin, Owings (SS too)
    UTIl – LoMo
    SP – KErshaw, Verlander, Taillion, Nova, Happ, Severino, Faria
    RP – Holland, MAUrer, Melancon

      • Every29Years says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you.
        My OF is shaky so that helps.
        Trying
        1. Severino for Hamilton (don’t trust Maybin)
        2. Faria for Polanco
        3. Faria, Maybin and Severino for Greinke and Upton

        Look ok? Any favorites?

        Lastly, Pujols on wire. Better than LoMo or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          3, 1, 2… That order… Hold off on Pujols

          • No Name says:
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            @Grey: thank you and happy 4th.

  108. Can not spell wRONg without RON says:
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    Gurriel or Smoak @ utility ROS. H2H points

    Thanks. Happy 4th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  109. Brett says:
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    Do you expect tapia to return to the bench with parra coming back soon and when Desmond is back. I haven’t heard how long Desmond is out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he could

  110. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey.. Harrison or Gurriel? Thnx & Happy 4th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

  111. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    NL only, freeman back, drop which of tj rivera or spangenberg? OBP and net steals and total bases.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spangenberg

  112. flowers misses his old glasses... he'll be ok tho says:
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    16 team h2h with OPS, holds, QS and hits added. keep 6 with no costs.
    C zunino
    1B GOLDY
    2B ODOR
    SS SEGURA
    3B arenado
    OF (3) trumbo/domingo/puig
    util (2) alonso/maybin
    BN schebler
    NAmeadows
    DL pollock
    SP sabathia/wood/rodon/a.moore/pomeranz/chacin/morton/shoemaker
    RP betances/rivero/norris/barnes (BOS)/strickland
    DL thor

    1. got an offer of c.frazier + mccarthy for pollock. i’m thinking segura is a safer keeper with how often pollock is hurt. any good? i could probably get a pick upgrade for next year instead of frazier as i don’t need 2 BN bats here.

    2. should i just hold pollock and try to move puig or domingo for SP?

      • flowers misses his old glasses... he'll be ok tho says:
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        @jason batteiger:
        3. i also have this offer, mazouza + mccarthy for pollock. for this to work mazouza would have to be better than one of puig or sunday santana

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pollock side

          • Flowers are nothing without bees says:
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            @Grey: 1. Sell high. Get a reasonable pick in return and you’re keeping Segura barring the remarkable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Yes

  113. flowers misses his old glasses... he'll be ok tho says:
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    16 teamer OPS, total bases, net steals over steals. OBP over AVG. keep 3 per year at previous year’s ADP prices.
    C hedges
    1B freeman
    2B odor
    SS peraza
    MI alcides (streamer spot)
    CI pujols
    LF schebler
    CF inciarte
    RF harper
    OF tapia
    util (2) kendrys/valencia
    BN mallex
    drop which of mallex/valencia/pujols to activate upton?

  114. DC says:
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    In a keeper league, would you pull the trigger on a Morrison, Todd Frazier, Cueto for Donaldson offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  115. Pham is sitting on waivers, but we only get one claim per week. It’s a deep league, and where I’m hurting most is in in HR, SB and Rs, and he seems like he could help a little bit in at least HR and SBs. Do you think there’s a decent chance he keeps giving us close to this value moving forward? His brief MLB history seems to hint at decent power, without much speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I don’t, he’s just hot

  116. mikestatic says:
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    Hey Gray, Do I consider dropping Haniger or C. Frazier for Margot? I could use the steals with T. Turner out for a bit. I am also holding Arcia and Semien because with turner getting hurt I am starting Russell @ SS so Russell or those others could be dropped as well. Thoughts? Weekly 12 team 5×5 keep 6 forever. happy 4th and thanks!

  117. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Hopefully final q for the day, Polanco or Mazara ROS?

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