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When Ryan Zimmerman hits a homer, they should play the Coming to America clip where Murphy says, “In dee face,” at the basketball game.  Speaking of Africa (sentence intro commonly found on fantasy baseball blogs), why is it called Out of Africa if it’s in Africa?  Granted, I’ve never seen that movie, but the one thing I know about it is that it is in Africa!  Straight Outta Compton is in Compton, but they get OUTTA OF COMPTON!  This post is brought to you by Meryl Movie Lovers, or MeMoLos, as they’re commonly referred.  Two more homers for Ryan Zimmerman yesterday, bringing his season total to 19 homers.  Shame I didn’t believe in him (and still don’t).  Why do I have more doubt than Meryl Streep in a habit?  Answer me that, MeMoLos!  He’s 32 years old, and, in his last two years, he had 15 and 16 homers.  In eleven years, he’s only topped 26 homers once.  So, don’t even give me that crap that I should’ve seen this coming.  He’s hitting .372!  Last year, he hit .218 and .249 the year before, and only hit over .300 one year in his career.  He’s not having a career year.  Nope.  He’s combining all of his years together into one year, putting them into a Magic Bullet, pulverizing them for five minutes and drinking it.  And, like Meryl sold French cuisine to an American audience in Julie & Julia, I’m still selling Zimmerman.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joe Ross – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.39.  Nationals took a huge early lead and Ross got too comfortable on the cruise out to the Ivictory Coast.  Okay, now I really need to get out of Africa.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .345.  So not a schmohawk.  So valuable.  My b.

Rio Ruiz – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .209.  I actually own him in one league, and, from firsthand experience, you don’t need him.  The Ruiz don’t run through it.  Hmm, maybe this is more of a RoReMoLos post.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer as he hit leadoff.  Rizzo be a table-setter like this:  insert GIF of large man eating.  You know what this means now, right?  Joe Maddon’s definitely keeping Rizzo in the leadoff spot.  I mean, it worked!  Oh, and Joe Maddon should be committed and locked away in same padded cell as C**nt Hurdle.

Ian Happ – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .207.  Also, in this game, Jason Heyward (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBI, hitting .262) hit his 6th homer; Kris Bryant (2-for-3, 3 runs, hitting .273) hit his 15th homer; Javier Baez (1-for-1, 2 RBIs, hitting .246) hit his 10th homer.  Yesterday, the Cubs did almost as well as my Tout Wars team (eat a D, D eaters!):

Ben Zobrist – Out with a nagging wrist injury.  That would also explain his poor masturbation recently.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Hit the DL.  And here comes…here comes…here comes…here comes…Dude, how many times do I have to do this?  My copy and paste keys are wearing down.  They now look like “ommand” and “Is that where the C and V are?”  Bring up Amed Rosario already!

Michael Conforto – Missed two straight games with a stiff back.  Somebody get my man a gift from Brookstone and get him back out there!

Zack Wheeler – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.48.  Well, I suppose my string of Quality Start streams had to come to an end at some point.  Thanks for the ego check, Wheeler, I needed that.

Neil Walker – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, and third homer in the last eight games.  He’s been sitting on waivers in one of my leagues all year and he’s still there, so, yeah.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  He had one hit in the previous six games.  Kinda like Jose Reyes but he’s on one hit all season.  Bring up Amed!

Adrian Gonzalez – Hit the DL right as Joc Pederson was activated.  Hey, MLB Disabled List, the Dodgers made you their bitch.

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and two more homers (16, 17), hitting .261.  Not to sound like a broken record–like a broken record–like a broken– But he didn’t play until the last days of April.  To make a nearly apt comparison, J.D. Martinez only has 11 homers.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer and flipped two middle fingers at some Cleveland fans.  In Korea, they flip bats.  In Cuba, they flip fingers.  We have to be more understanding of other cultures!

Jose Martinez – 0-for-3 in the night cap, and 2-for-3, 3 RBIs with two homers in the day game.  A night game is called a night cap, what’s a day game?  Day cap?  Afternoon delight?  Nooner?

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 2.69.  Because this is fun salt in the ol’ wounds.  Lynn has the 4th best ERA in the NL.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.67.  Bleh start from Jimmy Nelson and I can’t say only his first or last name separate or it sounds weird.  Jimmy Nelson’s ownable everywhere, as I’ve said about three times in his last three starts, and Stream-o-Nator likes his next start.

Keon Broxton – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .235.  Competition with Brinson has lit a fire under him, and has two homers in the last three games.  Another reason Amed Rosario should be called up (not really pertinent here, but leave me alone).

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Oddly enough, Thames asked that Aguilar have his urine checked.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-8, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer as he returns from a family emergency.  If he was dropped in your mixed league, I could see giving him a look.  He’s right there under the sixteen other cornermen you can pick up.

Justin Bour – Expected back on Friday.  Or as it’s known around my house, “The night Cougs gets her husband.”

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .286.  Feels like it needs to be said, Judge has only five more homers than Giancarlo, and Giancarlo is not playing over his head.  He’s doing exactly what is expected.  Anyone want to bet Judge finishes with less homers than Giancarlo?  Y’all get so caught up in the hype.  You need to be jaded like me.  Like your girlfriend just left you for, at best, a 4, but you’re a 3.  That jaded!

Jose Urena – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.70.  This is weird (and potentially boring).  In two NL-Only leagues, I own Urena and, in those leagues, I have a better ERA than in a few of my mixed leagues even though I obviously have many more choices in the mixed leagues.  Okay, more boring than weird.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  OZUNA tracks his year to date.  OZUNA having himself nice little year.  OZUNA glad he buy calendar of little people dressed like cowboys.

Tyler Moore – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his .286.  If you’re considering him, I own Moore, and I want less.

Matt Davidson – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Rougned Odor – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homers, and four homers in last ten games, hitting .219.  Yeah, thing is, doode, you buy guys before they go off.

Brad Peacock – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  10 Ks in less than five innings?  My eyes just bugged out like John Lithgow in The Twilight Zone movie.  I told you to buy him last week, but, wow, is this guy insane.  He’s pitching like the best middle reliever across four innings.  Just happens to be innings one thru five.

George Springer – 1-for-3 and his 18th homer, hitting .275.  I mention Springer a little later in the post.  Don’t do a Find, cheater!

Michael Fulmer – Will miss a turn in the rotation with shoulder bursitis.  He threw and said he feels fine.  Not sure if anyone asked if he threw with the shoulder that’s giving him problems.

Buck Farmer – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.52.  Farmer came crashing back to earth, which is good, because he needs to sow seeds.  One good thing did come out of his start yesterday, his name works so nicely with spoonerism, I’ve decided to start calling him, The Spoonerist.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Au Shizz!

Brandon Drury – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and three homers in three games, hitting .296.  There’s a new hottest schmotato in schmotato land!

David Peralta – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .319.  In my bag of onomatopoeias I have a harrumph for dropping Peralta last week.  Should’ve likely dropped Zimmer.  Oh, you mean it’s not interesting hearing about someone else’s team?  Read the comments some time!

Zack Greinke – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.00, but he gave up five unearned runs for the heart-stopping TICKER SHOCK!

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homers, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Knee McClutchin is McClutchin the last vestiges of his value, or maybe he’s trying to get himself traded somewhere decent.  “What video format do you want the McCutchen game film?”  That’s Boras talking to the Yankees.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.54.  Apparently, Searage’s “Stop sucking, you’re making me look so bad I lost a ‘Best Ray Searage Award’ to Bud Black” speech worked.

CC Sabathia – Left yesterday’s game with a leg injury.  What will they do?  Do they even have a chance without him?  “Uh, guys, uh, over here,” says Chance Adams waving his hands.

Mike Trout – Says he wants to return before the All-Star Game, which would put his six to eight week timetable at about five weeks and change.  Ha, dude’s a superhero beast.  Watch him still end up in the top ten for fantasy value this year.

Clayton Richard – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners 3 Ks not vs. J.C. Ramirez – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  They didn’t pitch against each other, but for our porpoises, dolphins, they may as well have, right, Stream-o-Nator?

Franchy Cordero – 3-for-5, 3 runs and two homers (2, 3) with all three homers coming in the last two games.  Holy almond tart, no Franchy pan for me!  That’s three Franchy flies, you better ketchup!  Yeah, he’s not very good, but he’s swinging a hot bat, apparently.

Ty Blach – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.24.  You put in so much work for two-plus months, and, in one night, you stream Blach and Wheeler and your ERA goes *sound effect of toilet*

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his third bleh blooie nada yoo-hoo.  In other words, he doesn’t give you those other things, just hits.

Devon Travis – Underwent surgery for cartilage damage.  They should put Brett Lawrie’s legs into a pot with some chia seeds and Devon Travis’ torso.  See if the Jays can’t harvest something out of it.  Maybe trade for Buck Farmer, he knows what he’s doing.

Aaron Sanchez – Nearing mound work.  There’s some pissed off grounds crew guy hearing that.  “Sanchez is not even union!”

Jacob Faria – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.42.  Damn, in Toronto?  I’m so sold on Faria, I just put myself on eBay, put the Buy It Now at a million dollars and bought me, by defrauding myself.  I even grabbed Faria in my shallow 12-team mixed league.  Giddy up, snitches!

Corey Dickerson – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .337.  On our Player Rater, Dickerson is a top 20 overall player.  Ya know, by guys like Arenado and Springer.  Yup.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .238.  LoMo — no relation to MeMoLo — has more homers than Giancarlo.

David Price – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 5.09.  Not to beat a dead horse and risk incurring PETA’s wrath, but four walks in six innings against a terrible offense at home is not good.

Cesar Hernandez – Out for six weeks with an oblique strain.  Cesar needs to stop cramping his side and start wearing more togas.  Brought to you by Togas:  When Your Junk Wants To Be Roman.

Aaron Altherr – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Is it me (it’s not me) or does he get super hot for one game then go ice cold for four games and repeat?  Is it me (it’s not me)– You did the broken record gag, please.  You’re right, Random Italicized Voice.

Maikel Franco – 4-for-5 and a walk!  Get hot, you sumsabeach.  For the love of Giancarlo, get hot.

Max Kepler – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .258.  Wait, are you telling me a guy I like in the preseason doesn’t need to give all his fantasy value in April to be valuable?  The season is six months long?  Crazy!

Miguel SanoTwins scored 20 runs and Sano didn’t start.  Holy sit!

Eddie Rosario – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and three homers (6, 7, 8).  Also, in this game, Kennys Vargas went 4-for-6, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and Eduardo Escobar went 5-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the least consequential high-scoring game for fantasy since 1915 when the New York Irish-Italian Drunkards took on the Philadelphia Italian-Irish WOPs and Scarpetta O’Fizzley blasted six homers and was unowned in all three of the existing fantasy leagues.

   
  1. FrankGrimes says:
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    I’ll take the bet.
    Giancarlo is bound to get hurt anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Damn, Grimey, why gotta hate? Wouldn’t have expected it from you, it hurts… And I have your note to me on my desk

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        A) No hate. I gave up on Giancarlo last year.
        B) Besides I love to gamble.
        C) no C
        D) crazy you still have it haha awesome.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Giancarlo’s burned me in the past, but I’d take him over Judge. Just can’t quit Stanton…sigh:)

  2. woodzler says:
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    you can´t spell peacock without pea.

  3. TECHSAN says:
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    1st time post….trade help. 16 team dynasty.

    Get: Chapman, Gleybar torres, Didi, Benintendi

    Give: Manny Machado, Hector Neris, Amed Rosario

    Also receiving 3 draft picks in upper rounds….

    I have Conforto, Harper, Haniger, Osdrubel and have been dominating saves with (Iglesias, Knebel, Colome, Koda)

    1b- Myers
    2b-Dozier
    3b-Valencia

  4. Fister Furbush says:
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    Do you know if Cockcroft squats to pee?
    Wait…wait, Karabels milf girlfriend just confirmed while feeding me de-pitted cherries that I had her remove the pit with only her teeth and a paper clip.
    Kust kayin’…

    I bet he clenches his fist and grinds his teeth when he sees you that far ahead of him in Tout Wars.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fister Furbush: I bet they all grit their teeth when they see me perched up there…

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Is that the Sirius one?
        They talked hella shit about your team that day.
        Haha we all know who the real G is.

  5. DrEasy says:
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    Would you drop Wheeler’s sorry ass to pick up Biagini, if only for his next start against the White Sox?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @DrEasy:
      Sure, might as well stream Wheelers spot and Biagini is a good place to start..

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Loved the write-up!!

    a. This shizz just gets better and better. How is that possible? Don’t answer the question, hypothetical. Still, can you outdo yourself EVER?

    b. Dropped Faria in two seasonal re-draft H2H leagues (which favor pitching a bit more in the scoring because of 1pt for IP) (CBS free leagues), for Odor. In one league I have Darlin’ Starlin Castro (7 runs, 3 HRs and 10 RBIs last 7 games) and in other league I have Altuve so can’t start Odor over either. But my plan was to put him in the group that I shuffle in and out of the lineup for the Utility position.

    1. Do you think I made a mistake?
    2. I kept Faria in one league in CBS-land and have him and started him yesterday in both of my RCL teams.
    3. Is that logical or should I go back and get Faria in both of those re-draft, seasonal leagues which favor pitching – 1 pt per out, 0.5 pt per K, 3 pt for QS, 7 pt for W, -1 pt for ER, -1 pt for BB, -1 pt for H and HBP, and -5 pt for the L?

    c. No idea on the name of the first game of the twin bill. I scoured the internet, there is nothing to compliment the nightcap moniker. All kinds of names for the doubleheader like twi-night if the first game is played no earlier than 4 pm. Others like day-night double-header with an early afternoon game and then a game in the evening. I know, SUPER boring right?

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 14

    Colonel Trautman: ‘There’s only one man in this room that has half a chance. That’s not because I’m better than he is. But it’s because he trusts me. See, I’m the closest thing to family that he has left, and that may be all the edge I need.’

    Sheriff: ‘Jesus Christ, where do you people come from? This is my job Trautman, this is my town! And I’m not giving it up to you, or to Rambo or anybody else! Now you just stay the hell outta my way!’

    e. Today’s my 50th birthday so happy birthday to me!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @Ante GALIC: is
      Happy birthday man!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ante GALIC:
      Happy 50th Birthday dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Never! B. 3, it’s fine, there will be other SPs C. Right?! D. Nice! E. Really? Happy birthday! Think of the Africa-themed lede as your gift

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks, man!

        a. Thanks to all for the Happy Bday wishes.

        b. A propos the Africa-themed lede, the reason why it’s called Out of Africa is simple. Any time anyone comes to Africa, they always look for the fastest way to get OUT of Africa.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            I don’t know why your laughing ’cause it is not a joke!! J/k!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dogmeal!

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Grey!

                a. Dogmael=Dogmeal=Dogmeat…., get it? Changing the sense of the word one letter at a time!

                b. Btw, did you see that Strahm is getting his first start tomorrow for KC? He’ll be on a pitch count initially (65-70) but if he does okay they will stretch him out to 100. Look out for him and start him in AL-only leagues. Word!

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Good call on Strahm, Almost Dogmeal!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Yes, really. My name Ante is Croatian for Anthony. My mom was due to deliver around 23h00 so the story goes on June 13 (aka the feast of St. Anthony of Padova) but the doctor was at a party and couldn’t deliver me until after midnight around 02h00 on St. Dogmael’s day. Thankfully, my father opted for Ante as opposed to Dogmael which could easily be mispelled as Dogmeal and then all hell would break loose, shifting the space-time continuum forever.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dogmeal easily turns to Kibble which would’ve been awesome, opportunity missed!

    • knucks says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Happy Bday Ante!

  7. Points League says:
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    Maybin or odubel rest of season

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Points League: ha! I scrolled really quickly down and the thing I thought I read was “Maybin out for rest of season” and I thought “already?”

  8. Mike in Busan says:
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    Thank you for that Devon Travis blurb, I really needed that kind of laugh today.

    • Dubjay says:
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      @Mike in Busan:
      As a big blue jays fan, I second that

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Dubjay: hard to watch this year, aren’t they?

  9. J-Hova says:
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    I’m with you on Zimmerman, thought the back issue would be it but he’s still hitting..

    I’m up huge in runs, rbis and he’s in my roto. Over 50 rbis and 30 hrs. Can I drop Thames? Lineup is Perez, Goldie, odor, Rendon, story, springer, Bellinger, Duvall and Nunez the util. Thames is a bench bat right now. I’d use it to stream since my sp is hurting a tad with my summer fling, Mcullers out

    Thanks!!!

    • bigbear says:
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      @J-Hova: Shop around and see if you package Thames with a Story for another SS? Then you’ve got space to stream as well…

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @J-Hova:
      agree with bigbear.

    • Cram It says:
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      @J-Hova: For reals, try trading offense for a good starter instead of a streamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: Agree trading should be your best path forward

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Grey:

        Tried, Thames has little value since hes so cold and I’m the only one who really values story. 10 team roto so some very stacked offenses.

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          @J-Hova: then shop a different hitter. Sounds like you can afford to wait for Thames to come around.

  10. Points League says:
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    Dansby showing signs of breakout?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Points League:
      Not sure of a breakout, but definitely signs of life. He is hitting better since moving to 8th in the order.

  11. Greg says:
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    Seth Lugo or Jimmy Nelson? Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Greg:
      Nelson

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Lugo has no guarantee for a rotation spot going forward. Gotta be Nelson anyway though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: Agree with others

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Greg: Greg!!

      Read up on Lugo. GM Alderson is very high on him and Matz. He is ASSURED of a rotation spot just as long as his performance warrants it but given Alderson loves him he’ll be given a long leash. I love him.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  12. Razzball City Blow Ponies says:
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    16 team h2h — drop Caesar Hernandez for Amed Rosario? Thanks Grey

  13. The Flayed Man says:
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    Would you trade Judge to get Scherzer? 12 team 5×5 roto. My hitting is good SP a bit of a mess.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @The Flayed Man:
      seasonal league yes, keeper, no.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @The Flayed Man:
          If you need the SP, take Max. Judge will cool off eventually..

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Malicious Phenoms: This is a no brainer in a seasonal league where you have an OF option to replace him that’s not, say, Markakis.

  14. Tristan cock says:
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    Drop joe Ross or mike folty for faria?

  15. elvi merkel is dank says:
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    Jason Kipnis for Rougned Odor today…wise decision and how much for a bid in general..

  16. Steeve says:
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    Faria, stats for rest of the season? Potentiel 2-3 starters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steeve: No, no, go one start at a time

  17. jon says:
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    Cozart or Bour ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Bour

  18. AdamH says:
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    Odor – Sonofabench! Yeah I missed Rendon’s 3 HR game early in the season too. Today he’ll go 0-fer most likely.

  19. Cuthbert Allgood says:
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    After trading away my 3b, who would you rather start from the following:

    Baez
    J. Harrison
    Solarte
    Drury

  20. jon says:
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    Is anyone trusting Amir Garret as a stream today at SD

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @jon:

      SON has Muslim Mrs Garrett at -1.4..I’d want to see more from MMG, before starting him again.

  21. MJP says:
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    Do I trade away Brantley for Gardner straight up?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @MJP:

      sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJP: Agree with MP

  22. BSA70 says:
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    What a great night for first base.
    Davis in the dreaded DTD world when we all know he’s going on the DL.
    I then have pujols and Holliday to pick from, they both go 0fer. Why bother?
    Part of me is thinking I could throw pujols and Holliday inn a bag and it wouldn’t matter who came out.
    Problem is a small keeper league so I have to drop versus trade because no one wants an old bag of bones.

    • Cram It says:
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      @BSA70: Because they won’t go 0 fer the season. Holliday is having a pretty good season so far.

      • BSA70 says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah they only go 0 fer when over analyzing. Holliday was a good pick up so far for the Yankees. I have a combo of 1B that could fall apart of be Bleh at any moment, and yet they will all produce for 28+ HRs and .265 avg.
        Davis, Pujols, Holliday, Smoak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSA70: You’re likely right on Pujols/Holliday, tho I still prefer Pujols

      • BSA70 says:
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        @Grey: I agree, better pedigree and history. But it’s tough. Especially with the garbage he’s been giving in June – Heat usually sends old men to the porch for lemonade, not the park to play ball. We’ll see. The good thing is that 1B has a lot of punch, you just need to decide where you want it – nuts or gut?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly gut

  23. Adam P. says:
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    Finally! There’s about 10 guys in this write up that I own, and jumped up from 7th to 4th last night. My team is finally getting hot! Au Shizz, HR to the Rizzo, Odor, Springer, Dickerson, etc! Great night!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Adam P.:

      Those are the kind of nights that make FB worthy!

  24. Benji says:
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    Is there any news on Hader? How long will he be stuck in the pen? I don’t get why the would call him up for that.

    I would like to hold him bc of the potential but with all the guys on the DL this year I could definitely use the spot.

    Cut ties or hold for a little while ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Benji: SPs are called up sometimes to be a bullpen arm for a year, might let pitch a spot start here and there

  25. Sock it to me says:
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    Would you drop Morales for Drury?

  26. Cram It says:
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    I saw you pick up Wheeler and was like “he’s not streaming him tonight is…ohhhh he is. He so crazy.” At least my Ross stream made sense :-/ F all those D’s. Wait, that sounds gross.

    Pina wins!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, yeah, that was even worse than my Blach stream… I lost about a month’s worth of cushion in one night

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Pina dominated that matchup with Bandy…

        PS – I got burned on Ross too. Stupid logical decisions are usually the ones that screw me over…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Long live Pina!

  27. JC says:
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    Sorry for repeat of last night’s post….but gotta get advice on how to maximize my soon to be second baseman, Mr. Rizzo! In a 12 teamer, H2H league so I am focused on longer term here for the playoff rounds. I can be patient! My league has ten hitting categories so I have some banjo hitters who give me decent average, they walk but do not strike out much. So my power is suspect but I usually wins walks, Ks and triples. Must play five outfielders and one Utility guy. Here is my projected squad (with Rizzo at 2B) and the best on the wire.

    C – Realmuto
    CI – Pujols, Lamb, Seager
    MI – Rizzo, Harrison, Simmons, (or Owings)
    OF – Conforto, Schebler, Maybin, Dyson, Marwin, Melky (Dyson, Marwin are my platoon guys)
    Util – Owings
    DL: Freeman
    SP – Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Severino, Taillon, Miranda (streamer spot)
    RP – Holland, Melancon, Maurer, J Smith (holds league)

    Wire: Holliday, LoMo….power but crazy amounts of Ks, Adams, Kendrick.
    McCarthy, Faria, Godley best SPs.

    Who stays, who goes? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Marwin, Dyson, Melky for Holliday, Adams, Faria

  28. Whatever says:
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    Hi Gray,

    10 team deep mixed keeper league using OBP. I am in first but have had Pollock on my DL since the beginning of the season. Someone offered me Lugo and Cain for Pollock. I cant keep Pollock next year but I can keep Cain for 8 bucks next year. I am thinking this is a good deal for me this year and next. Pollock’s injury history is just too much already. Just wanted to get your take?

  29. playadlc says:
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    With Rosario lurking on waivers, would you move Correa for Dickerson?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      Depends… who are you left with at SS?

      I’m leaning no though…

  30. OaktownSteve says:
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    Shocking and utterly unsurprising; no Padre starter has thrown a CG shut out since 2014. Richard missed it by one out last night.

    Man how bad have the Orioles been. When that line up can’t get going against Holland. Machado been terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: O’s pitching is likely worse than Padres too

    • William Hung says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I thought I was going to laugh my way to the bank when both Trumbo and Crush were on waivers and I snatched them up – needless to say, both are gone from my team as well

  31. Five-On-One says:
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    SP question for this week. 12-team, 5×5 league with weekly line-ups:

    2-start Hill @CLE (-$11.5) vNYM ($11.0)
    2-start Shoe vNYY ($6.7) @NYY (-$9.7)
    Ryu @CIN ($1.2)
    Garcia vMIA ($0.0)
    Faria @DET (-$8.2)
    Meyer vKC ($13.7)

    I need to sit one. I want to use the 2-starters, but starts against the Yankees scare me. And Faria is by far the worst on the SON, but he did pretty, pretty good against TOR last night. Maybe Ryu or Garcia sit? Please advise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Bunch of these are gross… Shoemaker @ NYY sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, so I’d bench him

  32. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    12-team 5×5 league with AVG.

    ROS: Jackie Bradley or David Peralta?

    Thanks

  33. Boy Wonder says:
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    Jay Bruce or Steven Souza ROS?

    Thanks!

  34. Nitro says:
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    10 team Head to head points league.

    Would you drop Thames for any of the following?
    Kepler
    Maybin
    T Frazier
    D Peralta?

    Thanks

  35. mcmi11ions says:
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    You know what’s fun? Looking at your team and seeing that you don’t have Lynn starting because you didn’t set your line ups first thing in the morning like you normally do, but feeling relieved because you still managed to get Zack Wheeler in there! Between Wheeler, Feliz and Ottavino my staff had 6 Ks, a 27.00 ERA and a 3.27 WHIP in 3.2 IP! It’s OK though! I made up for it by leaving Broxton and his 2-1-3 day on my bench and getting a solid 1-4 with a single from Polanco!

  36. Jon says:
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    Who should I drop first? Lackey, Joe Ross, Eickhoff, Folty

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jon: Eick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: All of them… Agree with Cram

  37. RePete says:
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    14-Team H2H 6×6 (OPS+HLD) Keeper League (Keep 9 + 2 Rookies):

    Took your advice last week about buying Odor and it’s already paying off; traded away Hamilton and Schoop for Odor and Piscotty.

    Is Piscotty roster worthy over guys like Adams, Fowler, and Moreland?

  38. joemorganhair says:
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    Pick up Drury over Moreland? I like Morelands matchup tonight, but Drury will probably get picked up soon and he’s headed to Coors next week.

  39. Crime Dog says:
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    castellanos or bregman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crime Dog: Bregman, but sadly closer than I would’ve thought

  40. Synyster says:
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    Hey Grey, if you had to have one of these pitchers..

    Godley, Chatwood, Peacock, Salazar

  41. Benintendo64 says:
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    14-team H2H league with OPS and K/9

    I’m semi-competitive in both saves and steals, but was just offered Billy Hamilton for my Felipe Rivero… would the certainty of winning steals every week be worth the hit to both OPS and saves?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Benintendo64: You should know if you can absorb the Saves/OPS loss, but I’d probably take Hammy.

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: I ended up getting him to add in Lucroy for Castillo as well. As for saves, SAGNOF!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ok

  42. Wilsonian says:
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    Thanks for labeling Murphy a Schmohawk. Helped him drop in my draft to where I had to take him for my IF slot. Worked out well for me so far!

  43. davejohnson69 says:
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    Would you give up Stroman for DJ Lemahieu ? Been playing waivers for a 2B all season, currently have Ian Happ and Merrifield on the roster.

    SP has been my strength so far this season (have Kluber, McCullers, Pineda, Ray, Stroman, Wacha, Faria, Walker, Bundy).

    Thanks!

  44. joeg414 says:
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    Derek Fisher getting the call

    • Moneyball says:
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      Derek: “Hello?”

      Us: “WE LOVE YOU DEREK. Don’t worry about playing time, we’re working on a solution for you. Hey, could you let Reddick and Aoki know that they are needed for a minute out in the back alley behind the stadium? Also, tell them not to renew their magazine subscriptions. Have a good game!”

  45. Mark Maharaj says:
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    So i know Eric Young isn’t this good. Has anyone heard of a new swing mechanic he has our approach?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark Maharaj: Is it a new launch angle? Please tell me it’s a new launch angle

      • Mark Maharaj says:
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        @Grey:
        His launch angle seems pedestrian. I know nothing about launch anglers. 2.8 or so. Exit velocity is 80.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wouldn’t even get pulled off on the 405

  46. Sport says:
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    I enjoy reading about your own teams, and the teams in all these comments……, but only if I have players on those teams. Does that count?

  47. davejohnson69 says:
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    Would you drop Aaron Altherr to pick up Derek Fisher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  48. JEFF says:
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    Could you rank Brinson, Altherr, and Fisher?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JEFF: Brinson, Fisher

  49. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Good morning and a happy Wednesday morning to you, Grey and company.

    11 tm Roto (4 player keeper)

    C – Perez
    1B – Bellinger
    2B – Odor
    3B – Healy
    SS – Correa
    OF – Judge
    OF – Duvall
    OF – Conforto
    Utility – Trumbo
    Bench – Peraza
    Bench – Brinson
    SP – Strasburg, Taillon, Severino, Taijuan, Lynn, Nova, Paxton, Wood

    Any noticeable changes or upgrades I should be looking at? I’m lacking in hits and average and so-so in SB’s (looking at you Correa) but in 3rd place overall. If Brinson or Trumbo aren’t worth holding, then, Schebler, ODB, DeShizz, JBJ, Cain, and others are available on waivers.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Schebler over Brinson, I like the pitching, think you just need to work with what you have, i.e., play Peraza over Trumbo for SBs

  50. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i got Pineda but picked up Shoe the other day. Start both against each other or just Pineda?

  51. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Should I consider dropping zobrist for broxton? this wrist injury doesn’t sounds good, and like you said broxton has a reason to play….who would you like ROS, brox, Fisher, or Zobrist mixed 6×6 OPS

  52. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey amazing post as usual, Should I consider dropping zobrist for broxton? this wrist injury doesn’t sounds good, and like you said broxton has a reason to play….who would you like ROS, brox, Fisher, or Zobrist mixed 6×6 OPS

  53. Andrew says:
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    Mark Trumbo vs. Ian Kinsler trade offered to me.

    For reference my OF:
    Mark Trumbo
    Jackie Bradley Jr
    Corey Dickerson
    Gregory Polanco
    Cameron Maybin
    Lewis Brinson
    Austin Meadows

    My 2B
    Whit Merrifield
    Devon Travis (DL)

    We start 3 OF with 2 Util. 14 team H2H league. 14 stat categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: I’d want Trumbo

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you take Matt Carpenter over Mark Trumbo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, prolly equal

  54. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey sir!

    The Farmer got the hook early, eh? On well, live and learn. Too bad his name isn’t Shepherd because he sure got the crook after facing Lamb last night. Baaaaaah….

    Nicely done in Tout so far! I just wanted to tell you good luck. We’re all counting on you. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RMoH55T-oI)

    I totally get your take on Hanley in yesterday’s recap. Now he’ll sit for two games in Philly. It could be his shoulder or no longer hitting in front of Ortiz that’s hurting him this year, I don’t know.

    Moreland is available, hitting better, and can play every day. Would you want Moreland over Hanley?Is that crazy?

    Have a great day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: I’d hold Hanley… Thanks! You too!

  55. J-Dawg says:
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    Hey Grey, follow-up question from a trade question two days ago. Before, I was giving up Carlos Gomez, Joe Mauer, and Ian Happ for Hahn, Foltyniewicz, and Francis Marte. You took the Happ side, i.e. don’t make the deal.

    Subsitute Matz for Folty. Does that change your opinion? Again, Happ was my hangup, but I haven’t called him up from my minors yet. If you think this deal is a no-go as well, you think it’s time to call Happ up and put him in MI? Or keep him down and take the free carryover for next year. Current MI is Chris Owings. Thanks dude!

  56. Mornin’ Grey! Does an order of Conforto, Piscotty, Haniger, Fisher, Brantley look about right? Or please adjust. Thanks!

  57. brett says:
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    Fisher or Brinson for this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Brinson has a starting job

  58. Every29Years says:
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    Fisher more than a short term trial in Houston? Drop J Dyson or Melky for him?

  59. lwomack58 says:
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    Fisher over Peraza for utility bat.

    • lwomack58 says:
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      @lwomack58:

      Sorry for 2nd question-Also could drop Morales for Fisher?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @lwomack58: Can lose Morales if you like

  60. Charlie says:
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    Grey, you sexy mustachioed man,

    10 team, 6×5 including obp league. Should I drop anyone for Brad Peacock?

    Salvador Perez
    Goldschmidt, Alonso, Smoak, Abreu, Hosmer
    Odor, Villar
    Arenado
    Bogaerts
    Trout, Judge, Sano, Conforto, Brinson, Piscotty

    Alex Wood, Matz, Joe Biagini, Samardzija, Porcello, Pineda, Shoemaker, Taillon
    Addison Reed, Jim Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charlie: I have no idea what your team is, is it a 3 OF team and you have a bunch of bench bats?

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes, traditional lineup

        c, 1b, 2b, 3b, ss, 3of, 2util
        2sp, 2rp, 4p

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then lose last OF

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:

            Brinson or Piscotty?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Piscotty

              • Charlie says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  61. Natty Boh says:
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    Any thoughts on Astros Derek Fisher being called up? Drop Bradley Zimmer for him?

  62. eric says:
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    Cespedes or Thames ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @eric:
      Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Agree with MP

  63. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey, Rudy told me your favorite types of questions were catcher questions. I’m here to oblige.

    12-team H2H OPS

    Hedges or T.Murphy?

    12-team H2H OBP

    Grandal, T.Murphy or W.Ramos?

  64. BSA70 says:
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    Aaaah – your readers have the ‘Rookie Nookie Bug’ – must be June.

  65. JMoney says:
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    Grey,

    That little Peralta diddy…BODIED!!

    12 team OPS League:
    Duda or Adams? Is it close?

    Please rank these OF:
    Deshields, M. Smith, Broxton, Maybin, Valencia

    Thanks homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMoney: Adams… Maybin, Mallex, depends on needs

      • JMoney says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man…My needs are all over the place, team has been struggling this year, hate to do this but I’m going to anyway:

        C – Empty
        1B – Rizzo
        2B – Odor
        3B – Arenado
        SS – Lindor
        MI – Schoop
        CI – Rendon
        OF – Trumbo, Smith, Maybin, Peralta, Conforto (B)
        U – Adams
        SP – Paxton, Carrasco, McCullers (DL), Duffy (DL), Nova, J. Ross, Newcomb
        RP – Giles, Colombe, Kahnle

        Started the year 1-5, currently 4-6…Loved my team on paper but man, under performing all year. Any insight? 12 team H2H

        Thanks for your time man…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Duffy, Ross, Newcomb are either streamers or droppable outright — Trade Conforto and Schoop for an upgrade on MI and pick up another OF

  66. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I was duped again by closers in non-save situations. Rivero coughs one up with a 5-1 lead and Justin Wilson surrenders the go ahead bomb in a tie game. This might be the bane of my fantasy existence!

  67. James Stechschulte says:
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    Grey,
    I need advice on my ESPN 10 team keeper ROTO league which is auction draft with $280 in total draft and keepers. We can sign guys to 5 year deals. I am in 7th place currently and I am pretty much dominating pitching stats and last in all hitting stats. There isn’t a limit on innings pitched so starting pitching is quite thin on the waiver wire and I would say guys would stretch for an Ace like guy right now. Who would be a good guy to trade on my squad and who would be a guy or 2 or 5 suggestions that would be a buy low candidate that possibly is young that I could or would want to keep compared to his lower value today? I was thinking Odor or Franco just to name two. Kershaw is someone on my squad with his contract ending this year and will be a FA next year that people have been asking for. Here is my lineup followed by how many years following this year I have them on contract along with a price of next years contract:

    C: Welington Castillo (BEEF!!)
    1B: Carlos Santana
    2B: Schoop 2/$6
    3B: Longo 1/$5
    SS: Xander 3/$20
    OF: Bradley Jr.
    OF: Ian Desmond
    OF: Kepler
    Util: Suarez
    Util: Pillar
    B: Marte 3/$31.5
    B: Pederson 3/$15.5
    B: BAez 4/$12
    B: Schebler
    DL: Braun

    Strasburg 2/$27.5
    GAusman 2/$10
    Pineda 2/$13.5
    Ray (Drafted him for $2 so I can keep him for $2 next yr and add $4 each yr I want to sign him)
    Kershaw FA
    Arrieta 2/$23
    Severino 3/$9
    Berrios (Same as Ray except I got him for $1 in the auction)
    Nola (Cost my $5 in the auction)
    Ross 1/$19 :(
    *Then just just relief pitchers

    Any guys I should be unloading. Really, any advice would be appreciated. I still think I can make a push in hitting to get some points and move up as I am not insanely behind but I do have 1’s across the board in Runs, RBI’s, HR’s, and AVG. and I am 3rd last in SB’s.

    THANKS!

  68. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Altuve and Domingo to get Archer/Blackmon?

  69. Mello Yello says:
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    …just want to let you, Grey, and all of your other faithful followers (hey this guy likes alliterations!) that my new album, Cody Bellinger and Other Assorted Love Songs, is now available on 8-track…currently in production of a behind tbe scenes documentary airing exclusively on UPN and will be available immediately on laserdisc.

  70. William Hung says:
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    I hope MLB Derek Fisher is better than the NBA Derek Fisher…

  71. Nightmare! says:
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    Good morning Greylord. Looking dapper as always. U always preach to start your studs. Who among this group is NOT a stud:

    Severino
    Strasburg
    Cole
    Paxton
    Taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare!: I’d start all of them everywhere except Coors

  72. Nick says:
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    Morning Grey, would you trade Schoop for Jon Gray?

    Thanks!

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey: Alright ROS? Odor or Conforto…I own way too many OF

        Springer, Stanton, Desmond, Herrera, Haniger.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Odor

  73. Canseco says:
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    Hey Grey and others,
    What are your current thoughts on the SS market? Specifically Correa, Lindor, Bogaerts, & Seater ROS.
    I find myself liking Correa and Bogaerts more than other folks and much less on Lindor.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Canseco: I don’t know what you’re asking

      • Canseco says:
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        @Grey:
        How would you rank them ROS? Any insight on your preference.
        Thanks

  74. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    How would you rank the following ROS: Peacock, Montgomery, Faria, Hoffman, stream.

  75. cutchs dreads says:
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    Morning!

    12tm, H2H redraft, 6×6 (+OBP (-BA), +XBH) 28 man rosters, with 3 DL Spots

    Currently, players occupying my DL are:

    Greg Bird
    Cesar Hernandez
    Chris Davis (soon to be on the DL)
    Aroldis Chapman
    Lance McCullers

    With the hope that Bird and Chapman will be reactivated this weekend and McCullers only missing 1-2 turns in the rotation, would you still drop Cesar for any of the following (no particular category or position of need):

    Brandon Crawford
    Derek Fisher
    Joc Pederson
    Lucas Duda
    Ian Happ
    Trey Mancini

    Or, just wait til a DL spot opens up and hang onto Cesar?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cutchs dreads: Bird’s likely a drop too, you can wait if you like

      • cutchs dreads says:
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        @Grey:

        So Grey, would you just dump them both, or stash Cesar and drop Bird?

        Of the guys listed, who would be your top two to pick up? I’m leaning towards Joc and Mancini…

        Appreciate your input!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t need to hold these guys in a 12 team league, they’re available in my 12 team league

          • cutchs dreads says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks for being the voice of reason, haha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  76. Chris says:
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    Need some keeper league commissioner guidance please!

    Yahoo 5×5 with OBP, 10 teams

    Keeper rules: Keep 5 guys at 2017 draft price + $5, FA pickups kept at $5

    Team in 9th place trades away:
    Goldschmidt, Cespedes, Betances. None will be kept

    and gets
    Bellinger ($5), Bird ($6), Rodon ($6)
    from team in 6th place.

    It might be enough for 6th place team to make a massive move, but not set in stone. League has been alive for 16 years pre-keeper and this trade would be easy veto, but keeper rules, not sure what to do. Thoughts? I hate to veto unless there is collusion, but this seems super lopsided.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: You can’t penalize guys for trying to make their team better for future years

  77. PHIL says:
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    Why are the Mets not bring up Amed Rosario with Cabrera on DL ?

    • Chris R says:
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      @PHIL: I did some reading on this this morning. Apparently the current Mets organization doesn’t like to bring up minor leaguers until they’re up to stay. With asdrubal being a 10 day guy they don’t want to bring him up to send him back down. Plus they feel he still needs to work on things.

      But really it’s just that they hate fun, their fans and Fantasy.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Chris R: Thanks for the comment!

        • Chris R says:
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          @Grey: I figured someone else should gain from me poring over google this morning after reading your column!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @PHIL: Ponzi investments > Fun

    • Moneyball says:
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      The whole Mets infield could succomb to the plague and he’s not getting called up.

      But the 14 year old pitchers they just drafted on Monday are on the way; and must carry all their luggage with their pitching arm.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  78. tank1 says:
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    Keeper league – Odor/Reynolds/Brinson too much to offer for Altuve? Thanks.

  79. Saints says:
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    What do you think about Marco Estrada ?
    Which guy is he going forward ? The awful pitcher he was the last 3 Outings or more of the good Pichter he was leading up to those horrible starts ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Saints: I think he’s garbage

  80. Spyre says:
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    who do you like in my points league UTIL spot:

    didi g, brinson, or bour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on depth — prolly Brinson

  81. Alex S says:
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    Grey, I know you’re not too high on Sano but I’m in a 12 team H2H where I don’t have too many big power bats.

    I got offered

    Sano, Zimmer, and Matt Bush

    for Trea Turner and Lewis Brinson

    on paper it definitely makes my team better because I’m pretty healthy in the SB category and low in HR. But Razz has Trea on pace to rake ROS.

    how do you feel about the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This isn’t close

  82. Frank Lynch says:
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    Arenado, Segura n Robbie Ray or Thames, Zimmerman, Gio n Lance Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        sorry.. not Segura i meant Bellinger.. same answer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  83. lwomack58 says:
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    Odor, Moreland, Souza, Drury, Hanley n Castellanos on wire.

    I would drop Piscotty, DeSheilds or Mancini to pickup a couple of these. Who would you drop and rank the wire adds please. My needs are Runs, Hr and RBI’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Souza over Mancini, DeShields

  84. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    in NL only with QS over wins harvey/kuhl/lackey/adleman or just stream it

    2. and for deeper leagues (20’s) probably hold rasmus over fisher, due to the playing time, in a surprising move fisher not added yet in that league. nearly all other call ups are owned faster than i get to them. OPS/slugging/total bases/BB’s added. rasmus is able to be benched for lefty days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Stream 2. I’d want Fisher over Rasmus

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: drop rasmus or kepler 1st in that, rasmus has been better on a per game level.

  85. cutchs dreads says:
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    Can’t believe I’m about to ask this…

    Cut bait with Randall Delgado and stream Liriano (SON: $8.5) at home vs TB?

    QS league

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Anchovies says:
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        @Grey:

        hey hey

        would you avoid Liriano altogether this week?

        asking for a friend…

        dave

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  86. Steve D. says:
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    Cut bait on CC Sabathia in a 12 team league in favor of a Zack Davies/Taijuan Walker, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  87. Mike says:
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    Deal Altuve to get Trout and either of Ray or Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine if you have a solid replacement

  88. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Faria, Jimmy Nelson, Jeff Hoffman, Chase Anderson.

    Have to lose one. Who gets dropped?

    Thanks again,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Faria

  89. ctrengove says:
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    Grey! Great as always.

    Would you kindly rank the following 6 streamers for remainder of the week?

    J Garcia vs Miami, J Guerra vs SD, J Hoffman vs SF, G Marquez at Pittsburgh, S Newcomb vs Miami, JC Ramirez vs KC

  90. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H Points League where all stats are 1point (cray-cray). Please bear with me here. I know there are a ton of options listed here but I need to make moves and my bench needs updating.

    WORST 3 (Droppable) – Haniger, Ender, JBJ, Zobrist, Castellanos, Todd Frazier, Kepler, Didi, Kole, Drury

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist, Cast, Kepler

      • Ron Pridgen says:
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        @Grey: I’m a bit shocked that you have Kepler as one of the WORST 3 from this list after your glowing praise for him all season.

        Didi, Kole and Drury are better than the great Kepler??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flip a coin

  91. tank1 says:
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    Another keeper league deal – Pineda/Ray/Reynolds/Brinson for Sale/Kimbrel. Too much to offer? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  92. ctrengove says:
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    I use Stream-o-nator daily, but always curious of your opinion.

    Shorter question – would you stream German Marquez today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  93. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Catcher questions!

    1) Zunino, d’Arnaud, Flowers, Diaz or Gattis?

    2) Also, you like Ramos (DL) over these guys when he comes back at the end of June?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Zunino 2. Yes

  94. Nightmare! says:
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    How would you rank these shortstops my dude

    Chris owings
    Eduardo Nunez
    Amed Rosario
    Andrelton simmons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez, Owings

  95. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Ralph/Grey – hot take on the ROS line for Derek Fisher and/or FAAB bid (out of $100) in 12 team keepers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you bid on every free agent?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Ha! This is the only FAAB-limited league I’m in, and I’m usually like you on waivers in my other leagues, so it’s tough to restrain my bids. I don’t bid on many bats, but if there’s a bat who might bust out or put up an unexpectedly strong season out of nowhere, I’ll typically at least try sneaking in a $1 or $2 bid in case the rest of my league is snoozing or he hits the jackpot (e.g., bid $1 on Zimmer but didn’t get him, but got Harrison and Wood for $1 each after a their first couple weeks of strong production). My leaguemates overvalue cheap keepers and are willing to trade a proven strong market-value bat for a cheap one who may or may not be breaking out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So, you’re saying there are free guys? You don’t need to bid on everyone?

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: In this league, no free ($0) guys. $1 bids or more, with $100 of FAAB for the season.

            My desire to grab every new prospect comes from the fact that my two other leagues DO have free guys / unlimited waivers, so I’m constantly struggling to keep my FAAB spending in check with the one league that does limit.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d bid $3

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: If he’s up for good and plays 75% of the time you want him. I’m a conservative bidder though, might go to $12 at my most aggressive.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks! Sounds good to me. Zimmer only went for $6 or $7 in this league, so I’ll probably shoot lower if he’s looking good. Weekly lineups too, so lack of full PT can hurt. Definitely an interesting bat though.

  96. peacecoast says:
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    A. Joe Ross sucks.

    B. Should have started Cole, somehow you said too and I thought you were nuts. How could you say to start a guy who has sucked so hard 3 starts in a row? lothario please tell us!

    C. Jacob Faria has a scraggly Mennonite beard huh?

    D. (mild Leftovers SPOILER ALERT) Still reveling in that Leftovers finale. It was just so perfect. With a premise like they had, I cannot imagine a more apt conclusion. The flipside world she went to is the perfect explanation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Finnaly someone said it! B. Ha, gotta start your guys for better or worse C. Haha, yup D. Agreed on Leftovers….You have Hulu?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: no I use netflix and HBO. I got rid of cable last year. Out up a good antenna and can get all local channels in HD. You prefer Hulu?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I was just gonna recommend something if you had it… Have you watched Spiral on Netflix? Excellent, though subtitled

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: plz recommend anything, I’ll just buy them if they are good. Never heard of Spiral, French crime show huh, will check it out.

            Did you like Westworld? I didn’t.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I didn’t

              • peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: the Hulu show you were gonna recommend?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, In the Line of Duty, one of the best shows I’ve seen in the last year and there’s like 4 seasons

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: and I speak french remember (Montreal native), granted frenchy Paris french is a different story altogether so subtitles appreciated.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Perfect! You’ll love it

  97. peacecoast says:
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    start or sit Odorizzi tonight in TOR? SON hates it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  98. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added. hold cactus jesus or grab t.moore, if bour’s back sooner moore probably loses his job. i have thames too so aguilar backs that up and plays CI daily, dropped r.ruiz for aguilar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  99. Murph says:
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    Grey
    I keep waiting for Bundy to blow up… two questions
    1) would you start him tonight vs. White Sox?
    2) Drop him for Rich Hill? Jacob Faria?
    Thanks!!

    • Murph says:
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      @Murph: let me add chase anderson – so is bundy droppable for hill, faria or anderson?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Have to at this point 2. Hold

  100. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    and GD it, i was RIGHT in the middle of talks to get odor for happ + draft pick(s) then he does that. now i probably need at least 2 days in a row of being this year odor.dynasty deep league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: holding up his end of bargain thus far. keep them K’s coming odor (i say this owning him in 2 other leagues). i need to trade for you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  101. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, would you drop Carlos Santana for moistasskiss at this point (as a bench bat) or hold thinking maybe he will come around. Thanks

    Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: cool thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  102. AdamH says:
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    Fisher available. Drop T Frazier or Gallo for him?

    Have Zimmerman and Rendon currently at 1B and 3B. Odor in Util. No MI or CI slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • AdamH says:
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        @Grey: Drop Gardner?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For who?

          • AdamH says:
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            @Grey: Fisher

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  103. lwomack58 says:
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    Franco, Chris Taylor or Bregman. Which do you prefer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  104. Reece King says:
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    Prospector Ralph deserves a raise. He has been in on Faria for months. I’m suprised how good his knowledge is outside of the BoSox farm system.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m surprised he didn’t draft Benintendi before me in our league, he’s full of surprises!

      • Reece King says:
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        @Grey:

        He was probably distracted as he was watching Fever Pitch while drafting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better than when he reenacted Celtic Pride

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Was it the yoga pants I wore during the production?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The ones with the hole? Yup!

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: I like to call it a “Dong Window” but you do you.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I can use that vernacular

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Reece King: Jimmy Fallon is the worst. The Sox 30 for 30 on 2004, I could watch on a loop, and still feel all the feels.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I wish I drafted everyone you drafted ahead of you. You’re a top 10 team, and I need some good press.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How about that Tout Wars team, cousin?

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: You’re taking on the industry this year and winning. Damn mainstream media take that. You’re the Alex Jones of SAGNOF!

            Seriously Lawr was all about Albright, though he did say he writes more sentences than you. Because that’s important….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I counted his last post and… actually I don’t know where he posts

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: Masterball, which sounds like a brand name for ball gags.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  105. 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: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Peraza
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, JBJ
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
    (6) Bench: Owings, Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, Nova
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Ray, Lynn, Shoemaker
    (6) Bench: J. Ross, J. Garcia, Meyer, Blach
    (2) DL: McCullers, Walker

    The team below keeps sending me offers trying to get my Rizzo, Edwin, Ray and maybe he’ll settle for Abreu? I’ve been trying to get his Lindor or Trea Turner… Ideally I wanted to package 2 bats for 1 and help my bench bat situation but he seems to really want Ray from me but after losing McCullers I’m hesitant to trade away Ray?

    He’s offered me the following over the last couple days…

    a) Cespedes for Ray
    b) Lindor + Cespedes, for Edwin, Ray, and Owings?

    So in your opinion, should I hold off all together here? Accept one of those deals? Or better question, who would you have to get back in return for any one or two of the guys he wants: Rizzo, Edwin, Ray and maybe Abreu? Bench bats are killing me and I’d rather use the roster spots to add Peacock or Faria … Advice?

    Other team:
    (1) C: Schwarber
    (1) 1B: H. Ramirez
    (1) 2B: T. Turner
    (1) SS: Lindor
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Mazara, K. Davis, Brantley
    (2) UT: Lamb, J. Turner
    (6) Bench: Puig, Braun, Cespedes, Bour, Tulowitzki

    (3) SP: Price, Pineda, Miley
    (2) RP: Kimbrel, Robertson
    (4) P: Cobb, E. Rodriguez, Wainwright, Syndergaard

    DL: Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You didn’t really lose McCullers

      A is good

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Damn yeah almost flipped Ray for Trumbo last week and I’ve had a lot of interest in Ray… Is Cespedes the best I can get for him ya think? Is he worth more? What other names would you target to really make flipping Ray more worthwhile?

        And if I move Ray for Cespedes (or another bat) then it’s only going to make my bench bat situation worse and wouldn’t my pitching be worse off? I’m already struggling to figure out who to start among guys like Edwin, Abreu, JBJ, Peraza, Haniger, Owings… Wish I could trade 2 of them for 1 otherwise I think I might have to bite the bullet and drop some of them for pitching?

        Available: Peacock, Faria, MIranda, Biagini, Bauer, Godley, JC Ramirez, Farmer, Folty, Guerra, Chavez, Gsellman , etc … (already missed out on Hoffman, C. Anderson, Nelson)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yoenis is better than Trumbo — Peacock, these are matchups guys

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Yeah that’s what I thought… SO Yoenis is probably the best I’ll get for Ray? … Who does my team need more Cespedes or Ray?

            Also, at that point my team would like this:

            (1) C: Wieters
            (1) 1B: Rizzo
            (1) 2B: Odor
            (1) SS: Peraza
            (1) 3B: Rendon
            (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Cespedes
            (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
            (6) Bench: JBJ, Owings, Haniger

            (3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, Nova
            (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
            (4) P: Betances, Lynn, Shoemaker, Walker
            (6) Bench: J. Ross, J. Garcia, Meyer, Blach

            (2) DL: McCullers

            With a weekly 6 add limit, streaming isn’t as easy!

            Available: Peacock, Faria, Miranda, Biagini, Bauer, Godley, JC Ramirez, Farmer, Folty, Guerra, Chavez, Gsellman

            Sooo either I trade 2 guys for 1 bat? No idea who I can get for 2 of them in this league, ideas? … or trying flipping my UTIL or bench guys for pitching? Any ideas?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yoenis

  106. Johnnie clutch says:
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    Just dropped Moncada for Fisher in hopes he sticks.. And that he doesn’t follow suit with Correa and Springer who decided to stop stealing bases ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  107. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    See me, feel me, touch me, Healy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  108. joeg414 says:
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    Can only Start Five today , which ones?
    6×6 mixed roto
    Kyle Schwarber, (Harvey)
    Aaron Altherr, (Johnson)
    Stephen Piscotty, (Garza)
    Corey Dickerson, (Liriano)
    Derek Fisher, (Cashner)
    Keon Broxton, (Leake)
    Max Kepler, (Gaviglio)
    Howie Kendrick, (Johnson)
    Shin-Soo Choo, (Martes)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton
      Aaron Altherr, (Johnson)
      Stephen Piscotty, (Garza)
      Corey Dickerson, (Liriano)
      Derek Fisher, (Cashner)

  109. Matthew Lehman says:
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    Start Taijuan today in a 12 team rotisserie or wait a game?

    • knucks says:
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      @Matthew Lehman: It looks like his next turn is @Coors. I’m starting him because I wasn’t going to be waiting until his 3rd start back to turn him loose.

  110. Reece King says:
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    Drury as a bench bat?

    I have Salazar, Hader or Glover that I can drop. This is a points/Keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need a bench bat? Sure, lose Hader

  111. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    in that above league drop rasmus or kepler first for fisher (45 moves left on year, so i’m about right on pace), rasmus has been better on a per at bat level, but ROS player OPS rater says rasmus is the drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: did anybody else just now find out fisher is white? i have him stashed in a variety of leagues (lone NA slot in AL only, a few dynasties with more of those slots etc). usually when i assume what these guys look like without checking i’m wrong the other way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, Reggie Cleveland

          • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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            @Grey: with multiple leagues having brinson/fisher (and at least 1 with fisher/brinson/zimmer and 3 BN spots) i foresee taking TRON’s advice and having many many days of the best one on bench. fisher appears he’ll be benched vs lefties (like red dick). also due to all of these being rookies it’s likely my teams will go through large swings of performance (awesome at times, then long cold streaks). i knew reggie had to be white since you were leading me to the other side.

            -this brings up a method in which you can at least turn your odds against the three card monty experts up to 50/50 rather than 1 in 3. often the guys who do that lead you to pick a certain card after you’ve been doing it against them for a while during the first few times when they let you win on purpose. i’ve never successfully beat (nor really tried with my own money, trusting the idea that a person who does that shit for money is probably better at hiding what he’s doing than me finding it) those guys, but removing one card would be the first step anyway. @Grey:

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  112. Slimcompoop says:
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    Explored trade opportunities for Cole over the weekend, but everyone rightfully backed off. Was going to bench him last night against Colorado, but rolled him out. Just when I thought that he couldn’t pitch any worse, he does something like that, and TOTALLY REDEEMS HIMSELF!

    Here’s my starting pitching staff…

    Sale
    Carrasco
    McCullers
    Cole
    Wood
    Walker
    Meyer (streaming)
    Nolasco (streaming)
    *Duffy

    Going to drop Nolassco for Faria after his start, but is there anything else you’d do with this staff? Sell high? Guys to target low?

    Thanks Grey!

  113. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you see Fisher on a platoon with Marisnick or starting everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Platoon likely, but opportunity is there

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you for all your answers to my many questions

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. sava21887 says:
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    12 team dynasty H2H

    Have dead spot in my lineup because of so many injuries…lose semien or Travis

    Travis appears longer off after knee issue, but my team has avg issues, crushing in hrs and sbs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  115. I spazzed out and dropped Wong for Kingery, forgetting about old man Kendrick. Still, crossing my fingers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not much of a loss in most leagues

      • @Grey: Not while I’m riding this Pirela hot streak. Sorry, I have no questions this year. I’m just lonely.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You need a hug, man?

  116. Jack says:
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    Lose Amed Rosario or Mallex Smith for Fisher, or hold? I have Beckham at SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  117. First or Nothing says:
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    1. Hoffman, Faria, Miranda, Odorizzi…pls pick two as best prospects to stick on a 12 teamer or are they all streamers?

    2. Simmons or Lowrie…I need steals but hard to trust any Angel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Faria…Simmons

  118. Fartz Nightclub says:
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    Would you stream Marquez or Kuhl tonight? [going against each other btw…]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marquez if I had to

      • Fartz Nightclub says:
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        @Grey:
        Ha! I know, I know… Thx Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. jose says:
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    grey would you trade miguel cabrera for justin turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  120. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Desmond for KH davis who wins? ops league. I have KH and am last in AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  121. Jim says:
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    Any observations on Brinson on so far other than ” small sample”.? . Is he being overmatched, unlucky or just a slow start?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s he played? 3 games?

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @Jim: his first game was actually good, 2 BB’s and a steal.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jim: This sounds familiar…oh yeah, Cody Bellinger.

  122. Cohen says:
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    Better DL stash Murphy or Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  123. G says:
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    Is Puig worth adding for Carlos Santana? This is for myleague which has AVG and OBP categories. Historically Santana has been great for OBP but their numbers are nearly identical with the exception of Puig’s steals. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  124. H says:
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    H2H points league

    Need to choose one for utility: Morales, Holliday, Moreland, Peralta, Herman Perez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  125. Homerj24 says:
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    What are your thoughts on Carlos Gonzalez? He is 0 for his last 24 & has had a miserable start.

    BABIP: 0.251 (80 points below career avg)
    BB: 10.2% (2% above career avg)
    K: 20.2 % (2% below career avg)
    HR/FB: 8.9% (10% below career avg)
    Soft/Med/Hard: 21.0%/50.0%/29.0% (2% above, 3.5% above, 6% below career avg)

    He was just dumped in my roto league (5×5 OBP instead of runs – NO BENCH). Worth gambling on? Peralta would be the guy to go, but he’s actually been fairly productive. Or is this the beginning of the end for CarGo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I told everyone not to draft him, not a ton has changed… maybe he gets hot at some point in summer in Coors, maybe he’s benched for Desmond or Dahl

  126. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Reed, Melancon, or Diaz to pick up T Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  127. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. who do you like between wacha, faria and newcomb?

    thanks.

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @herschel: i’ll lay 8-1 this is faria.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Faria

  128. dtbran says:
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    Thoughts of stashing Murphy then dropping Wieters when ready

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  129. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Joe Maddon calling Jason Heyward into his office today. Joe – “solid game last night Jason” what, 2-for-5 with a home run, a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored” I figure after such a great game you could use a day off today..Wow, MLB managers are more whack than ever..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  130. The Flayed Man says:
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    Greetings,

    I was offered his Trea Turner /Rhys Hoskins for my Rizzo. I’m in the middle of the pack right now but way out of first. It is a yahoo 10 team roto ops/qs. We keep 9 per year

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  131. John Hagar says:
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    Loved the blog today, Grey! Especially the reference to Zobrist’s poor masturbation lately. That was classic Grey humor!

    Someone dropped Kendrys Morales in my 5×5 Roto league. He’s about the same player as Carlos Santana IMO. Which of the two would you rather have ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Santana

  132. Frank Lynch says:
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    Maybin, Brinson or Derek Fisher? Said he just got called up. thnx

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      I’m so pissed that Yahoo hasn’t put Chris Davis on the DL yet.. Or Buck but Every one has to wait with an empty spot!!! Just sayin.. Lol

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  133. dude of life says:
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    Would you trade Inciarte for EE? 20 team H2h 6×6(OPS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  134. playadlc says:
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    Don’t really have a spot for C. Santana with Abreu and Rizzo at 1B and Util. Drop Santana for Ahmed even though I have Correa?

    This is a 12 team league that allows you to keep 3 players for 3 seasons that are drafted past the 4th round. Correa can not be kept next season. Ahmed could.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  135. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Offer Adams Jones for Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Cram It says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: A day after he hits 2 HR’s? Good luck!

  136. Crime Dog says:
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    Ralph if you’re reading this…Derek Fisher or Lewis Brinson RoS. I know you had Brinson 1 and Fisher 2 last week..anything changed since last week now that they’re both up? Fisher peripherals almost looks better and Brinson seemed to do way better hitting at home in AAA in Colorado

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @Crime Dog: Nevermind, seeing the other million people who asked this

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Crime Dog: For this year, it might be Fisher. He won’t run as much, but with Reddick on the DL, there’s a spot for him in the short term. I trust his power more, and it wouldn’t shock me if he outproduces Brinson.

      Agreed on CS, but Miller ain’t a bad place to hit either. I think it’s a pick’em.

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: yeah I mainly need to fill RF because polonco is garbage. I think I’ll go Fisher, has a better chance to gain RF eligible if he starts hot these 7 days I would think, could take over for Aoki. thanks for the helpful info.

  137. sava21887 says:
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    12 team obp dynasty

    Wong or Simmons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong, prolly tomato tomahto

  138. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi there, Is Chris Davis a drop in RCL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  139. DonnieB says:
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    Peralta or Piscotty ROS? Is Nola generally a worthy starter in a 12 team roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty, generally

  140. vee says:
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    Great stuff once again Guru

    would you start Taijuan Walker tonight @ DET?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  141. Anchovies says:
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    hey hey

    would you drop beckham (dtd) for a. simmons or b. drury?

    could also drop pitchers J.Ross or CC Sabathia–Story is my only other SS right now and could use a hot(ter) bat there. as usual, need H,R, RBI, OPS, avg… 12 team h2h

    thank you!
    -dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham for Drury — Ross and CC are droppable too, likely

  142. Chris says:
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    Just gave up correa for lindor and a. Rosario. (Dynasty). Did I fuck up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  143. Earl says:
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    My outfield in 5×5 redraft is:
    Nelson Cruz, Khris Davis, trumbo, Mitch haniger, benentini and Brinson.

    1) guy offers me Matt Holliday and machado for haniger and ryon Healy. What do u think?

    2) would it be good for me to get machado and give up either Davis or trumbo? I could use help and corner infield but not sure if Manny will snap out of it

    Or should I keep what I have?? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Works for me 2. Davis, but he’s hurt, who’s taking him?

      • Earl says:
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        @Grey: I meant Khris Davis from Oakland.

        Are you not concerned about how Machado is doing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course I’m concerned, but you can’t sell low on him

          • Earl says:
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            @Grey:just wanted to be clear that I would be getting holiday and machado and giving up Haniger and Healy. You still think I should consider doing it??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, I want Machado, yeah

  144. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve never just thrown my roster on here, but I’ve been in first most of the year and it’s been slipping away. Now ahead by just 1 game in my 10 team H2H (R HR RBI SB AVG / W SV K HLD ERA).

    Any areas of concern on my team that I could fix (guys I should drade or or positions I should target for improvement)?, or is it just a matter of trusting that my guys will bounce back (especially after DL-ers return):

    C S Perez
    1B J Smoak
    2B S Castro
    3B A Rendon
    SS F Lindor
    LF A Duvall
    CF E Thames
    RF N Cruz
    Util M Machado

    DL F Freeman
    DL AJ Pollock

    SP E Santana
    SP M Leake
    SP C Carrasco
    SP G Gonzalez
    SP R Hill
    SP A Miranda
    SP T Walker
    SP J Biagini (streamer position)

    RP A Ramos (saves)
    RP J Wilson (saves)
    RP M Albers (saves)
    RP C Edwards Jr. (holds)
    RP A Vizcaino (holds)

    DL L McCullers
    DL T Cahill

    Thanks for any advice, you da man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your team looks solid on hitting, bit of a mess on pitching… Hill down are streamers

  145. Gb says:
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    Starting tajuan @detroit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  146. SallyCips says:
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    Mr. Grey,

    Should I trade Gary Sanchez for Jon Lester AND Brian McCann…? Feel like that’s a no-brained?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  147. Nightmare! says:
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    Kemp limps off with a hammy injury again, smh, what a queer. If he hits the DL…..12 team points league

    Would you drop him for:

    Maybin
    Souza
    Puig
    Belt
    Adam jones
    Kepler

    • dubjay says:
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      @Nightmare!:
      What a queer?!? Are you a 12 year old that just took a time machine from the 80’s?

      • Nightmare! says:
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        @dubjay: tried to be as PC as possible. Wanted to use other derogatory terms but don’t want to offend anyone Mr. Jaydub. Piscotty doesn’t know!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t drop Kemp the moment he’s limping

  148. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Grey, thanks for the daily write-up as always. I’m just putting Chris Davis on the DL and want to pickup a swiss-army knife type for my bench – who do you like better ROS in deep roto: Kendrick or Drury?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  149. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey grey,

    16-tm dynasty, OBP/QS.

    I’m in win-now mode and my pitching is in dire straits. DeGrom, Ervin, Nola, Chacin, Lackey, Gausman, Salazar. I hope you take note of how I listed Chacin before those last three. Anyways, would you ship David Dahl off for Alex Wood or Berrios in a 1 for 1? Am I selling too low here?

    Current OF: Mazara, I.Desmond, Joc, Choo, J.Bonifacio, EYJr. On DL are Eaton and Dahl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wood in a sec

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey:

        Trade completed!

        I got Alex Wood AND Jon Gray

        for

        Dahl, Delvin Perez (maybe the best SS prospect in 3 years) and Mitch White (Dodgers A-ball RHP with serious helium who’ll show up in a few top 100s in mid-season).

        Feeling good, given that my SP was in absolute shambles.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  150. Nightmare! says:
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    You gonna watch the mega fight between Mcgregor and Mayweather on August 26th or will you be watching baseball games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Nightmare! says:
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        @Grey: lol clearly you’re not into boxing. Connor mcgregor and Floyd mayweather fight is now official

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, had no idea what you were saying, ha

  151. dtbran says:
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    Anyone throwing in Maeda for relief appearance today/tomorrow or just drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  152. Chris says:
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    Daniel Norris – archer for Jon gray j. Nelson. Dynasty. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  153. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG

    Can only start 3, so who sits?

    Abreu vs. BAL (Bundy) (29.9)
    Haniger @MIN (Santana) (29.7)
    JBJ @PHI (Hellickson) (24.1)
    Encarnacion vs. LAD (McCarthy) (20.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  154. Last one out of Liberty city says:
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    Would you trade Joseph Ramirez and grenkie for g. Cole and Donaldson?

    12 team 5×5 league

    Thanks

  155. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG

    (1) C: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Peraza
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, JBJ
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
    (6) Bench: Owings, Haniger

    Hey Grey sorry but I think I asked the other day but I want to double check… should I trade JBJ and Owings for Myers? Been trying to get Cruz to no avail and I think that’s the best I can do right now in terms of consolidating bench bats…

    Also how would rank Stanton, Cruz, and Cespedes ROS in my league? I’m assuming like that?

    You rock, keep up the great work! I don’t know how you do it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Myers — that ranking looks fine

  156. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Ah, bless rotowire. They’re blurb on Brandon Maurer today:

    “…his peripherals aren’t very good, but Maurer is still 12-for-14 in save opportunities.”

    Guy is running a 2.72 FIP and a 3.25 SIERA with a 51% strand rate and a .361 babip. I don’t believe Maurer is some supreme talent or anything, but that’s a silly statement from rotowire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  157. William Hung says:
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    Dropped Chatwood (streamer spot) for Derek Fisher since both Ces and Conforto are riding the pine tonight.

    Side note: Rotoworld said this about Ces – “Cespedes must still be feeling the effects of his left heel tendinitis. He was pulled early from Tuesday night’s blowout loss.”

    1. The Mets were getting blown out last night – so no point in letting Ces play the whole game
    2. Tonight was a scheduled day off for Ces, the Mets announced it early Monday.

    Also, HR to the IZZO!!! Rizzo with a leadoff HR for the 2nd game in a row, this time on the first pitch of the game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Rizzo’s ridunk

  158. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    C- mcann. P- osuna
    1- Goldy. P- fulmer
    2- schoop. Sp- Archer
    3-shaw. Sp- quintana
    Ss- bogaerts Sp- Iglesias
    Mi- trea Sp- Ray
    Ci- Rizzo Sp- Norris
    Of- J.D. Sp- Severino
    Of- a. Jones. Rp- kintzler
    Of-desmond. Rp- Reed
    of-gardner. B- Garcia/streamer
    Util-smoak. B- shoemaker
    util- Rendon.
    Ben- castellanos
    Ben- Calhoun
    D.L- Braun

    10 team, 5×5 roto. I’m in first by about 8 total points but lacking in the wins category, first in k’s and 3rd in era. My hitting, 3rd-in hr, 2nd/3rd in both rbi and runs.

    Now the trade questions, Rendon for pineda? He’s looking for RBI and I’m looking for wins, good trade or would you move someone else?
    2. A guy needs SB and I’m pretty far in 1st in that category, he’s locked in on Desmond and the guys on his team that interest me would be: bellinger, ozuna, and cueto. So Desmond for anyone of those guys?

    Thanks for giving great rankings/advice which has in turn kept me in 1st! You rock! Cheers.

    • Chisoxx_22 says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: so the spacing didn’t work on that post I see,sorry about that.
      Also should i try to move a r.p and s.p for a better s.p instead of moving a bat for s.p?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon side 2. Bellinger or Ozuna

  159. mernest says:
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    12 team h2h categories with R, HR, RBI, S, AVG, OPS hitting and QS, H, SV, ERA, WHIP pitching

    my Betts/Cozart/Berrios vs his Hicks/Kipnis/McCullers

    Which side would you want? I could maybe ask for carpenter instead of kipnis

    Thanks, great analysis as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  160. SpecialFNK says:
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    yahoo, 5×5, roto.

    better production rest of the season between 2 catchers.. Tyler Flowers or Francisco Cervelli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flowers

  161. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    If you could get Trout but had to give up Cruz to get him would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Russell says:
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        give up Cruz, Longoria, Quintana to get Trout, DeGrom

        do that now and stop wasting your time with stupid questions? lol

        sorry guess I just need confirmation this is a good trade

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  162. luvpho says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Carlos Santana seems to be riding my teams bench frequently. I feel like dropping him.

    a. Is he my weakest link? I also have Maybin, JBJ, and Hicks.
    b. If he’s the weakest, should I drop him for Brinson or the recent callus Fisher? and generally use as a streaming spot?

    This is for a 14 team redraft league with no OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes B. Brinson

  163. William Hung says:
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    what is going on with Lindor? What did he do to anger the baseball gods? In the past month, he just has not gotten his bat going, and he’s not stealing either

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: On the next episode of Hung Grumbles About Players That Aren’t Raking 24/7: Franciso Lindor.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hahaha

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: Not 24/7, but raking like Aaron Judge

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

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, Nova
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Ray, Lynn, Shoemaker
    (6) Bench: Walker, J. Garcia, J. Ross, Meyer

    (2) DL: McCullers

    Alright alright Grey so my ERA and WHIP this week was already destroyed by Ross, Blach and Meyer’s start didn’t help … so I’m losing 5.55 – 0.90 & 1.77 – 0.90 respectively. Tied in W’s and also losing in the Losses 0-2 and QS’s 0-1 … however I lead in Saves by 2 and up by 15 K’s.

    Now here’s the thing, my opponent has only had deGrom start so far and has the remaining 6 starters left:

    Scherzer @NYM
    Paxton @TEX
    C. Anderson vs. SD
    Matz vs. WAS
    Manaea vs. NYY
    and deGrom vs. WAS

    My plan was to start the following:

    Shoemaker vs. NYY (5.2)
    Severino @OAK (11.6)
    Carrasco @MIN (10.5)
    Meyer vs. KC (13.7)
    Garcia vs. MIA (-0.2)
    Nova vs. CHC (-3.0)
    Ray @PHI (13.6)

    Also with my 4 of my 5 moves left, I was planning on streaming the following 4 starts as well:

    Nolasco vs. KC (5.8)
    Gsellman vs. WSH (-5.1)
    Chavez vs. KC (7.7)
    Biagini vs. CHW (-3.6)

    1) I’m thinking I should def use an add to pick up Peacock over Ross? Also if so, is he worth starting @OAK (-4.8) next week?

    2) Instead of streaming one or two of the above streams, should I instead use an add or two to roster any of the following below? I included their next starts for reference… I wouldn’t necessarily start them, but instead hold in hopes of them being a solid addition to my staff?

    Faria @DET (-9.6)
    Bauer @MIN (-0.6)
    Miranda @MIN (-12.8), vs. DET (-3.8)

    3) Or use an add to stash any of the following to my open DL spot:

    A. Sanchez, Gray, Rodon, T. Ross, Bedrosian, Glover

    4) Or just stick to those streams above? They all still a go?

    Sorry for the length but when I consume the jazz cabbage I tend to tinker too much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4. Hold

  165. lwomack58 says:
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    How many closers would you carry on Yahoo 12 team standard Roto league? I’m currently carrying four.
    thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @lwomack58: Depends on a lot of factors. Usually the more the better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3-4

  166. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Look at me and you hitting 7-11 in the standings. I will call us Back Door Little Joe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta say, it was a good week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How’d I do, nick the smooth dick?!

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Fantastic…as I’ve learned to expect from you. You gon’ do it, gon’ do it, doitdoitdoit!

        • nick the smooth dick says:
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          @nick the smooth dick: Me and Ralph Yardgoating tomorrow night, speaking of good days. Warm embraces galore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ralph is *the* Yard GOAT, that’s his new name

  167. Jack Straw says:
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    ROS – Schwarber or Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  168. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    walker sounds bad, i don’t need this across many deep leagues. NL only i just lost cesar H as well (and freeman/braun gone too) some other deep leagues too. shallowers i can just grab howie/flores/sogard to backup hernan but in the NL only i guess i just drop saunders or walker himself (if injury sounds really bad) for tj rivera (who i’d guess becomes the starter there) or riddle/cordoba, aybar (but these last steal each other’s time), mendy (CIN) if billy H is out on DL,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders for Rivera, but don’t know how bad this injury is to Walker

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: to be safe i should probably just do this now, braun will take saunders’ spot anyway and i can find somebody to slot in there (j.martinez STL is playing now and hitting well again)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: also this team is my best team in overall record (and probably is when compared to roto leagues, even where i’m winning). when healthy to start year:
          C DTD’arnaud
          1B freeman
          2B walker
          SS peraza
          3B turner
          CI thames
          MI cesar H
          OF (4) braun/harper/inciarte/brinson
          util (1) puig
          BN flowers
          right now has tj rivera/spangenberg/aguliar. this is doing well even with lackey (my #2 SP coming out of draft) just dropped. stressbird staying healthy is huge.

          • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: actually OF/C are much much deeper as far as useful additions, j.martinez was added 20 minutes before my rivera add, but if walker is F’d for a long time either him or c.hernandez is the drop for which of f.cordero/goodwin (till werth is back anyway)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Franchy

            • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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              @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: but honestly if braun is back soonish i’ll probably be best off holding both of walker/hernandez and waiting for braun to return.

  169. GPS says:
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    Would you trade Jose Ramirez and Greinke for Cole and Donaldson?

    My team is:
    C – McCann
    1b – healy
    2b – murphy
    3b – Ramirez
    ss – cozart
    of – judge, ozuna, haniger
    utl – votto, j. turner
    bench – o. Herrera, cespesdes
    DL – villar
    Sp – deGrom, joe ross, Paxton, bundy, McCarthy, stroman, manaea, samrdzija, greinke
    rp – ramos, diaz

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  170. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    ok, how is martes doing this as bad as he’s been all year against minor leaguers?

  171. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Odorizzi and pickup Biagini.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  172. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you think Jordan Zimmermann has turn the corner. Tonight 8 innings, 6 hits no walks and 6 k’s. Last few starts have been good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was an easy matchup, depends who he’s facing next

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @lwomack58: he has been surprising decent lately, nearly to the point where i almost felt bad for letting somebody beat me to him in AL only (while i have gausman still)

      and i FINALLY appear to have a razzball recognized catchphrase! haha.

  173. Wil says:
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    Does greg polanco have enough upside to hold?

    6×6 with OPS you cut polanco for choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: thx

  174. Fausto

    fausto says:
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    Grae Grae, redraft. Salazar or Faria? Thinking for aug/sept not the next month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Faria

  175. hal_incandenza says:
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    Hi Grey. I have a few possible house-cleaning questions for you.
    Carlos Santana – is he safe to drop in a 10 team H2H w/9 active bats per team league? I have Bellinger for 1B and a better bat for Util. Could use the spot for an SP.
    … SPs. Please rank for going forward (with option to drop, of course): Faria, Jimmy Nelson, Chatwood. Or did I?
    Amed Rosario – sound like you’re endorsing dropping him? I’ve been sitting on him since late May in a 12 team 6×6 w/OPS & Holds roto w/11 active bats per team league. Have Correa at SS. Could use spot on any MLB’er that might give me production.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @hal_incandenza: you can drop pretty much anybody in that kind of league size (story and the like could go too)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: i’m in 12 teamers with few starting hitting slots where i screwed myself royally holding onto the likes of c-sant/story/brocktune/franco (no longer on franco). missed out on the performing players like bour/smoak/conforto and others.

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        @goodfold2: I hear ya. Santana would be the highest % owned FA if I did it though. Not to mention that I didn’t exactly take him real late. But I also know I couldn’t deal him.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @hal_incandenza: laura went over that stuff in her post fairly recently, don’t worry about ownership stuff. the shallower the league the better the players you can find in FA. my example above shows how many more guys you’d have available in your league (my 12 vs your 10)

          • hal_incandenza says:
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            @goodfold2: Yeah, I understand the % owned isn’t everything, I’m just saying it’s not like he’d be buried under a bunch of players that are more highly regarded in what seems like as an easily accessible measurement (regardless of how many teams Karabell owns Santana on).

            Thanks for the input though; point taken.

  176. goodfold2 says:
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    FISHERNICK!

    • Moneyball says:
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      DF Dong Alert
      Give him the lead tomorrow!!

      Josh Reddick needs to go swim with the… Fishes?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Moneyball: it’s not red dick we are worried about, there’s room for both, it’s aoki-dokey that needs to be moved off, and he’s way worse than red dick anyway.

  177. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Here we go with Story – 3rd straight game with an RBI and now heading to Coors… Let’s goooooooooo with the long awaited breakout!

  178. Oppo Taco says:
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    Altuve or Trea Turner in a keeper league? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, Turner

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