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I need to come clean about something.  It’s embarrassing, and I hope once I tell you you don’t judge me. This is a bit of a trust fall for me.  Okay, the truth is, whenever a player breaks out, I start singing Breakout by Swing Out Sister.  I put down the convertible top on my canary yellow Sebring, flipping down my sunglasses, adjusting my spandex shorts, because they ride up all the time, and Tommy Pham, fist pump, BREAKOUT!

In Triple-A, Pham had 10 homers and 20 steals in 2014, but, like some many young hitters with the Cardinals (really, only hitters; pitchers they have no problem promoting and playing), they’ll play someone like The Federalist and never give a prospect hitter an opportunity.  Now that Pham’s about to turn 30 (in nine months), the Cards have finally given him playing time.  There’s nothing here long-term, but he does have power, speed and, finally, the playing time, so, Swing Out Sister and BREAKOUT!  And, y’all who think I don’t keep it real, Tupac would date Swing Out Sister, then send her a letter from prison, breaking it off, only to realize halfway through the letter, he shouldn’t break it off, he should BREAKOUT!

Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Stephen Vogt – A’la Johnny Cash, “Hello, I’m Grey Albright.  I hear the catcher scab pickin’ round the bend.  I ain’t seen a decent catcher since I don’t know when.  Well I’m stuck in Catchers Are Crap Prison and time keeps dragging on!”

Yulieski Gurriel – I’m not a huge fan of carrying a hot schmotato on my fantasy team from pre-All-Star break to post-ASB, i.e., Gurriel’s hot now, and don’t know if he’ll be hot after five days off.  We shall see.  Or not.  Your choice!

Ji-Man Choi – Fun fact!  In South Korea, the Feds are called, Ji-Men, and they laugh, Hehe-seop.  Any hoo!  Choi is currently facing righties as the Yankees’ 1B and has some power.

Rhys Hoskins – Something you’ll notice in this Buy vs. previous week’s.  Lots of emphasis on rookie call-ups.  Nope, no idea if they’ll be up during the All-Star break, but since there’s no games for the better part of next week, here’s what you do.  You drop the last guy on your team, pick up a potential prospect call-up, sit on the call-up for a few days so you don’t need to be the first one to your computer in case that player is called up.  Then, late next week, if your pickup isn’t called up, you drop them, and grab a guy that is playing.

Whit Merrifield – He has five steals this week.  With how tight steals are in all of my leagues, I find it hard to believe at least one person in every league can’t find room for Merrifield.  I think you’re just too scared to react.  I call you Wherrifield.  You Wherrifield?  Yeah, you Wherrifield.  Get your head out of your indecision and react!  I sound like your father.

Scott Kingery – Fun fact!  During the holidays, his family goes around to neighbors, singing, “King, Kingery, King, Kingery, King, King, Kingereeeee…”  The neighbors hate his family.  As for fantasy, see what I said for Hoskins.

Amed Rosario – Maybe you have three spots to stash prospects, so grab Amed too, but, unless you have some inside info that the Mets suddenly grew a brain, don’t expect Rosario to get called up.

Orlando Arcia – Next week, I’m going to be releasing my top 100 for the 2nd half, and Arcia has a chance of making it.  He feels like one of those guys that could have a Chris Owings-type 2nd half.  Oh, and, yes, Chris Owings is good!

Marcus Semien – If you pick up Semien, you can tell your loved ones, and watch them look at you like you’re crazy.  Don’t you want that?!

Manuel Margot – Sometimes when I don’t want to take out the garbage, I scream out this guy’s nickname, Ma-Ma!  Also, when I’ve stubbed my toe, want to watch something on TV on a channel we don’t subscribe to, when I’m not completely happy with dinner…Now that I think about it, I call out this guy’s nickname a lot.

Raimel Tapia – Incredibly (not incredibly), I just gave you my Raimel Tapia fantasy.  It was written while vomiting on the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups.

Bud Norris – Seems locked into the closer role in Anaheim Is Not Really That Close To Los Angeles.  Of course, with The Sciosciapath, who knows.  True story, the bullpen coach for the Angels once summoned a pitcher to get up to throw by rotating his finger by his ear with the universal, “Scioscia is crazy” motion.

Sam Dyson – Melancon will get the job back once he’s healthy again, but I’d still own Dyson for the time being.  I mean, what do you have to lose?  *sees Dyson’s 1st half numbers*  Okay, don’t need to answer.

Keone Kela – Not often I tell you to pick up players on the DL, but I’d stash Kela for the time being because he’ll be in the middle of things once he returns.  Or as they say in Latin America, Kela’s in media res.  Also, I think Bush will likely get some more save chances until the Rangers get Kela back or find a better option.  Maybe Jose Leclerc’s the man, but he really doesn’t seem like the answer.  Shoot, I’m not even sure he knows who Allen Iverson is.

Archie Bradley – Don’t get it twisted like Fernando Rodney’s hat, Bradley should just be owned because of how well he’s pitched all year, but now he might actually get saves because of how poorly Rodney has done.

Mike Clevinger – Prospector Ralph just gave you his Mike Clevinger fantasy with his top 100 pitchers.  His stuff is nasty.  Um, Mike’s stuff that is.  Well, I guess Ralph too.

Andrew Moore – This is a strictly Stream-o-Nator call, like the call it makes to Campbell’s Soup to say, “Your soup fills me when nothing else will.”  Stream-o-Nator is so sad!

Jerad Eickhoff – Final Stream-o-Nator call of the 1st half, as opposed to the 1st half of every Stream-o-Nator call which is, “Please, just talk to me.”

SELL

Edwin Encarnacion – Not sure if this is a sell high, sell low or just sell.  Maybe that’s the problem.  Edwin has 18 HRs as he hits around .265.  Pretty much what I’d expect for the 2nd half too.  Project him for, say, 16 HRs, .260.  Not terrible, but I think his name value brings a lot more than his actual value.  16 HRs, .260?  That sounds like Logan Morrison’s floor.  Travis Shaw could hit 16 HRs and .260 and not even break a sweat or a sweet if he’s chewing on hard candies.  Mike Moistasskiss hits 16 homers and .260 if he has a bad 2nd half.  Corner men with 16-homer power in a half are in abundance like men in rompers with man buns.  I wouldn’t sell Edwin to be in a reenactment on Forensic Files, but I would explore options.

   
  1. Wild Thing says:
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    Hi Grey –

    What do you like better a $1 Cody Bellinger or a $37 Mike Trout? It’s a keeper league where Bellinger would be a $1 for another year and then $16-21 for 3-4 years after and Trout could be kept another year at the same salary or $47 for 2 more years total.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  2. Carreras Cab Company says:
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    Great shit is always G. I was just offered a deal that has sparked my interest and like with all my trades I like to get an opinion from an outsider.

    12 team h2h keeper league. Keep seven at years end. 6×6 ops and qs are extra cats. We play 3 outfielders one extra infield slot and one util slot.

    Current roster:
    Perez Bryant kinsler lamb lindor story k davis benentendi Mancini Cargo(col) mazara belt NA Ahmed Rosario

    Severino Duffy nova verlander matz Walker Roark Ross
    Colome Norris Diaz
    Dl Vince valzquez(hoping to catch fire there)

    Was offered
    Archer berrios and piscotty(will chose a different throw in or drop him)

    For
    Benentendi and cargo.

    I love benentendi. I traded Quintana and Russel for him earlier in the year. But my staff and team as a whole has been really struggling lately. Granted some of it is bad luck going against teams who have crazy weeks. Would you make this trade? Both haninger and Pham are avail in this league. Haniger was just recently waived.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you for SP help

      • Carreras Cab Company says:
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        @Grey: how badly do you think I need the help. Who would be my drops to add some offense? Roark? Belt? I’ve been trying to flip verlander but can’t find any suitors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think you need the help… Belt

  3. Ron Swanson says:
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    Should ai trade away trumbo and odor for JD and Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  4. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    NICE! Have you checked out the inspirobot yet?

    http://inspirobot.me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  5. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Who should I drop Margot, andrew moore, or Bundy. I can grab, Clevenger, or Hoskins. Im in a season long points league. Rotisserie. Im guessing Bundy for Clevenger, Although after his next start I could drop Moore. Dropping Margot only makes sense to drop if he is going to not steal bases. That is all I need him for and since he isnt consistant I never start him. Its pointless to own him, accept for the fact he might go on a steal spree. IS Mallex Smith a better option then Margot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy — Clevinger

      • Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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        @Grey: should I drop lackey instead of Bundy for clev? Also just incase I dont get clev, should I go for chacin , pivetta, eikhoff, glasnow, Gravemen, blackburn.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  6. Dommattingly says:
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    Kipnis or Merrifield?

  7. Pazz says:
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    would you rather hold onto carlos gonzalas or conforto for the second half

    would like to drop one for kela and some saves?

    • Pazz says:
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      @Pazz: sorry or drop ian desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto — Nah

  8. Jhohnnhy says:
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    How can I improve this meddling team? 12 team yahoo H2H 5×5. I’m around the middle of the pack in most categories, struggling most for SB, SV, ERA, WHIP. Pham is available right now and so are a couple other decent outfielders, but I’m loaded with outfielders as is.

    C) Contreras
    1B) Han-Ram
    2B) Kipnis
    3B) Seager
    SS) Arcia
    OF) Braun
    OF) Dickerson
    OF) Polanco
    UT) Bradley JR
    BN) Alonso
    BN) Keon Broxton

    SP) C-Mart, Nelson, Nola, Matz, Leake, Wainwright, Walker, Ross

    RP) Diaz, Ramos, Rosenthal, Bradley

    • Jhohnnhy says:
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      @Jhohnnhy:
      Oh yeah, I keep forgetting to metnion….Trout on my DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upgrade thru 2 for 1 deals… Example, Hanley and Matz for Abreu — C-Mart and Seager for Arenado — those sorts of things

  9. Rookie Nookie says:
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    Kingery or Meadows ? I think Kingery up soon and Meadows been fallin but………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  10. Lance

    Lance says:
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    Like the Arcia buy Grey!

    I just wrote about him over on my site. And I don’t even need to shameless plug cause it’s right in the Razz Partner feed! Magic!

    He has changed his swing a few times this season, all bringing him to the point where he currently sits – which is yummy production. Worried that his perceived valued could be buoyed a little by his glove, when the fantasy production may not catch up (think Simmons), but the kid turns 23 in August. He’s no Lindor, but Lindor-lite-lite is ownable to me! Super like in dynasty for an upside stash.

    Well done as always boss man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Arcia’s my early 2018 sleeper breakout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him now, btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry

  11. Chris says:
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    Thank you for your opinion. OPS Keeper League. Teams in my league are crazy. Dude wants 7 players for Paul Goldschmidt, including Pollock, Carpenter, LoMo, DeGrom, Matz, Holland, Nicasio. Goldy worth that?

    What about Gleyber Torres for Moncada? I’d have to include my first round draft pick next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Goldy if you can replace al of them… I’d want Torres

  12. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Weekly H2H OPS league, Pham or Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  13. ashtray says:
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    Who do you have your money on for getting promoted first: Rosario or Albies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  14. ChrisL says:
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    So Grey, if you had to add “3” in a 12 team dynasty league which would you add:

    Kingery
    Arcia
    Willie Calhoun
    Brandon Marsh
    Ozzie Albies
    Kyle Tucker

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery, Albies, Calhoun

  15. Q says:
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    G Polanco dropped in my 12 tm league. 6×6, OBP & SLG, no AVG.

    Drop any of these for Polanco?

    Puig
    D Peralta
    Reddick
    Tapia

    Thx

    • Q says:
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      @Q:

      Also, Buxton

      • Q says:
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        @Q: Meaning could drop Buxton. I feel like Jon Favreau in Swingers with these replies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • Rotolady says:
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        @Grey: Oh no you didn’t say Puig dude

  16. ashtray says:
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    I have Mazara in a keep 6 forever league where I already have OF like Ozuna, Harper, Benintendi, and Stanton. Should I continue to hold him or move on to whatever schmotato is available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move on

  17. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Do you know how clean my gooch is? Some say it’s Albright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  18. Dommattingly says:
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    sorry, would you drop Kipnis to add Merrifield?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  19. ashtray says:
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    Who was the better rapper: Kris or Kross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kross

  20. Jim says:
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    Thanks, Grey. Always look forward to Buy/Sell on Friday
    Please rank
    Reddick, Conforto & Pham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, Pham

  21. AdamH says:
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    12 team keep forever league, is F. Freeman worth Rendon and Odor? Looking at Freeman for his possible 3B eligibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  22. primetime says:
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    Drop Story for Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  23. Zeus says:
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    Which of my two shite C would you drop? Wolters or Ianetta? Danke mein herr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iannetta

  24. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Do you think at reunions Tommy’s kin greets each other with, “What’s up Pham?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whaddup Pham?!

  25. dustyfingers says:
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    Whit or Chris Taylor ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  26. Rescue911 says:
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    12 team, up to 5 keeper league, H2H

    Trade C.Seager, J. Vargas, A. Jones,

    Receive Ozuna, Benintendi, J. Nelson/McCullers

    What do you think? Or does C.Seager position eligibility make him a hold forever? Should I try to trade Moncada instead?

    I can pick up Amed Rosario for SS whenever he gets the call, or hold Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  27. My UZI weighs a 1LB says:
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    Zorbist worth owning in the 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  28. Chud says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey!

    2 part question:

    Who would u rather own ROS? Alonso or Schebler? Same answer in a full keeper?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: much appreciated!

        Could use a SP……trade my Schebler for his Straily? Hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you can do better, but close

  29. muskysmell says:
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    How does Kris Bryant only have 35 RBI, on pace for 66 RBI with a .510 SLG on a loaded Cubs roster….WTF BASEBALL GODS…WHY!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  30. Chucky says:
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    ROS, Polanco, Thames, Cargo and Chisenhall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  31. Weird Fishes says:
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    Grey, would you trade Bryant and Hill for Harper? NL-only and my other SPs are Gray, Godley, Folty, Corbin, McCarthy, Ryu, Pivetta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Why do I spend so much money on vinyl when I also subscribe to spotify? I have a feeling I will regret this when its time to retire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  33. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Do you like Tapia, Pham, Happ, Broxton, Chris Taylor, Mancini, or Haniger as a fill-in for M. Taylor? 11 tm. Have Judge, Duvall, and JBJ.

    Thanks and happy Friday! Any suggestions for restaurants in Portland, Oregon (if you’ve been)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Ava Gene’s is top notch.

  34. John says:
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    Clevinger or fiers both have spots in few weeks?

    Top 3 gurriel ihapp cgomez pham polanco Margot h2h 10 tm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger…. Pham, Margot, Polanco

  35. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Arcia, scooter, or A Simmons, Ros in an obp league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  36. benjaminred says:
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    Schoop and Semien close ROS? You had them ranked back to back preseason, and Rudy’s computer has them similar as well. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  37. sean says:
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    12 team roto 5×5 league. I’m in 2nd place and need saves and k’s. Should I trade Judge for Kimbrel? Am I not getting enough in return? Should I try for Kimbrel and Matz? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  38. muskysmell says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who you got Tommy Pham or Brett Gardner ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  39. Is it ever right to trade BRYCE HARPER/LUIS ROBERT in a Keepers League?

    It is mid-season in a Keepers League and the good guys (my employer) are in 2nd place and the Villain’s bullies are in First Place.

    Worse than that, if the Villain wins again this year, he would break the current record-book tie and become the first CEO in this League to win 3/THREE/trio championships in a row.

    I am sorry for the verbiage to follow. I hope the gist of my question and your answer (of wisdom and good luck) resonates & has value with others about how to trade an UBER Prospect like LUIS ROBERT.

    By eavesdropping on your discussions with all manner of owners in other parallel universes, I certainly have learned many truths–and tricks–that have helped my particular boys. Even when the minutia is different, your wisdom is consistent.

    Right?

    GREY, I am taking to heart your recent counsel, your recently uttered words of wisdom–which came to me either in a seance or online–about an odd upcoming MID-SEASON 1-PLAYER DRAFT in this Keepers League I’m talking about. Well, most Keeper Leagues are odd, right?

    Thanks to those words, I now have clarity–it feels kind of funny, actually–and I am now eyeballing a pretty good 4th or 5th SP along the lines of ZACK GODLEY or MIKE CLEVINGER, in that order–rather than a batter–rather than even Tommy Pham–what was I thinking????

    (I’m guessing JIMMY NELSON and LUIS CASTILLO and BRAD PEACOCK won’t be available for my turn.)

    But even with a GODLEY or a CLEVINGER, I will still have to rely on a a Junior Guerra or a Joe Musgrove or a Mike Leake (while waiting for a Matt Andriese or a Nate Karns) and that’s not enough, I doubt, to overcome the first-place Villain.

    So not only is FIRST PLACE for this season on the line, but on the line is the sweetness in our history books. I can’t lay around and let my nemesis beat me three seasons in a row, can I?

    Please tell me that the right way to think when the stakes feel this high is to play as hard as you can to for victory now even if you risk or damage your future.

    In this very league, I once traded BRYCE HARPER (when Harper was THE Uber Prospect and I could only list him as “Catcher, Varsity”) for JONATHAN SANCHEZ who was having his first and last career year (and then who completely crumpled). The thing is, without SANCHEZ, I would not have won the crown that year (believe it or not), which I did…by a half-point. But that trade, because it still lives, still pains me sometimes and, as a result, the name B*YC* HA*P*R is very repugnant to the most dignified of human beings.

    ***

    That’s the mental breakup–I mean, background–to today’s question…and today’s trade proposal.

    Should I trade my future by trading my current ** MYSTERIOUS X ** UBER PROSPECT ** LUIS ROBERT (OF, ChiSox, late of Cuba) for the Columbian **JULIO TEHERAN** who will shore up (believe it or not) my 5th slot (if only for a month, but possibly, longer, if gets traded to the Yankees or whoever) and the older Cuban **YULI GURRIEL** whose first 3 games of July were so full of runs and RBI and homers that those three games would give me numbers I greatly need in a very tight race.

    I’d also get a low pick in next year’s draft (I like to use any extra low picks I gather up for long-shots).

    To get a real ace–I’ve tried–and not just a JULIO TEHERAN, bless his heart–I’d have to give up my DH FREDDIE FREEMAN (I have GOLDSCHMIDT and MOUSTAKAS on the field) and you’ve so far advised me not to do that (and I don’t really want to either. I guess I’d rather hurt myself in the future now.)

    I don’t ask you for your counsel on every move that baffles me. (I’M A BIG BOY!) But some mysteries can only be solved by the Man and His Grey Moustache.

    Sorry, again, for the length. But I hope you can help and I hope your help helps others. (Halp!) Thank You, My Guiding Light.

    • @FANTHEAD: My long post. Man, I am so sorry how long and verbose my words are here. I get lost in dreamland when writing sometimes…really…and especially when it comes to writing about, well, my beloved squad of fantasybaseballers. And, well, I even cut and trimmed and edited and I still couldn’t envision that would look this ridiculous. No disrespect meant to you or your readers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman for Teheran? No, that’s not good

      • @Grey: Sorry, again, Maestro. Really. No: I am in a pickle in a keeper’s league where I once traded the future glory of Bryce Harper for returns that helped me win that year long ago but that still haunts me because Bryce Harper is still Bryce Harper and I don’t know whatever happened to Jonathan Sanchez. And I simply don’t know if I should try the same thing again–trading a possible future All Star in a Keepers League–in this case, LUIS ROBERT now with the ChiSox–for part-time help (like ** Julio Teheran and Yuli Gurriel **). I’m in 2nd in a very tight race though so every piece sometimes counts. Everytime I ask for an ace–who would really help–my leaguemates always want Freddie Freeman in return…so I suddenly started thinking I should maybe go the Uber Prospect for Julio Teheran/Rick Porcello kind of route. If I don’t trade for a Julio Teheran I’d have to use Mike Leake or Joe Musgrove or Junior Guerra at the end of my rotation. Thanks again, Grey–for many years of weirdly sound advice.

        • Plenty says:
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          @FANTHEAD: hey, it doesn’t seem grey answered your question, but I’d be happy to help. I’m pretty good at fbb myself.

          I’ve been part of a keeper league with my old college buddies since my freshman year, the league is over 10 years old so I think we are simpatico wrt our passion for winning the league and the stakes involved even in place finishes.

          However, I’d say you should hold. Teheran sucks and if this prospect pans out you may regret it worse than losing 3x in a row. Hey, you never know if he may help you win 3 chips in a row someday! Let him get his 3 titles, there’s other pitchers that have a better outlook Rós than Julio. Not that he is a hero, but just for example, chad kuhl is a different pitcher in using his curveball more often over his past few starts. Think that has a better chance than Julio who has been on a downward spiral for years now. Good luck sir!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I answered this, didn’t I?

        • Slappy Jack says:
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          @FANTHEAD: How many total keepers? Without more league details I would hold Robert, Teheran is not someone you should be targeting for anything imo.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @FANTHEAD:

      LMAO did a Nigerian prince write this post?

      • @muskysmell: No not did child though yoou’re response gives me desperately needed joy.

  40. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. my wood/story/bush for lindor/k davis/giles. story would be a potential keeper in the 20th round. no one else would be keeper eligible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  41. Adam says:
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    Chris Davis, Logan Morrison , or Ryan Zimmerman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  42. Adam says:
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    Conforto or Chisenhall ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

      • DonnieB says:
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        Do you think Conforto will be platooned when he comes back? It is the Mets….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully not

  43. Points League says:
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    Jbj or Pham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jbj

  44. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Would you rather Segura or JD for ROS assuming position didnt matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  45. Jerseyjon says:
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    What do you expect from Donaldson 2nd half? Is he a buy low candidate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll go over him in my top 100

      • Jerseyjon says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey keep up the good work

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        OoOoOohhhhH the suspense is killing me

  46. lwomack58 says:
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    Margot, Arica, A. Jones or Peralta- please rank. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  47. Scott says:
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    Bregman is finally showing some signs of life over the last 4 games. Is this a sign of things to come in 2nd half or do you see him continuing to struggle? That offense is ridiculous and he hasn’t contributed much of anything yet. It is really hard to believe how little he has done considering how productive that offense has been. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah worth trying him

  48. dtbran says:
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    How much more time we giving ODB before he walks the plank, last month he’s hitting .287 (nice) with 0 homers and 1 steal in that Philly “offense”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Time to lose him

      • dtbran says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, enjoy the weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  49. Scott says:
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    Bregman or lemahieu ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  50. MARK IT ZERO says:
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    10 team, H2H league R,HR,RBI,SB,K,AVE,OBP,SLG

    Would you trade McCullers & Yelich for Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  51. ty says:
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    Hi, I dropped Bundy for Rodon. Santana for pham. Bundy and Santana were bench players…yay or neigh ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who Santana is

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: aye! sorry about that… Carlos Santana

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  52. hunterpencesscooter says:
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    got offered chris sale for my bellinger..

    its a keeper league and bellinger is $13. I don’t keep pitchers so sale is just a this year front of my rotation grab. my keepers are trout/harper/Rizzo/correa and goldy anyway

    pitching is: alex wood, danny duffy, jimmy nelson, severino, peacock and manea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  53. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H OBP/QS

    My Conforto for his Godley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  54. fishermanswharf says:
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    luis severino and ahmed Rosario for shark and cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  55. fishermanswharf says:
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    start manea tonight in seattle? in a weekly roto league where we get 10 starts/week… due to the all star break its a 2 week battle this week instead of one and we get 20 starts/week.

    normal categories: k’s, qs, era, whip, baa, etc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  56. muskysmell says:
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    Wow Kris Bryant heard me complain apparently. Thank you Kris. Love you totes~

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  57. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Dropped Conforto after the injury and began hoarding OFers. Have JBJ, Peralta, Schebler, Pham and Margot. Have Goldy and Miggy and looking to trade the latter. What’s tier/type of OFer, I can target? Is Blackmon too high? Is Enciarte/Ray a decent return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Blackmon

  58. Bombs says:
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    Rank Matt Carpenter, Owings, Chris Taylor for ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings, Carp

  59. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keeper with OBP. With Michael Taylor the DL (and no vacant DL slot), would you drop Taylor for Mallex Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  60. M says:
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    Would you rather have Freeman/Godley or Cano/K.Jansen 6×6 roto obp league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  61. Jp says:
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    Grey-6×6 13 team roto wins saves inning pitched whip holds era please rank rest of season Pineda, Price, Quintana, Wainwright, jimmy Nelson or Zachary wheeler. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson, Price

  62. Drewbaca says:
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    B. Maxwell or T. Murphy ROS and beyond keeper points?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  63. Dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would you take a flier on Z.Wheeler @STL or would you rather Eickhoff vs PHI?
    Also would you drop A.Pujols or T.Frazier to activate Conforto?
    Thanks! Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff — Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  64. prog nation says:
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    Hey there Grey,

    Hurting at RP with Melancholy on the DL for the Giants. And now the Britton is back, my Brach’s is back to set-up. I’m pretty stacked at OF.

    Who would be a fair trade for Andrew Miller?

    Avi Garcia
    Trumbo
    Peralta
    Michael Taylor
    Pham?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

      • prog nation says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Other team accepted the trade offer. Originally had offered Avi Garcia since he’s been hurting. Have a good weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, you too!

  65. OaktownSteve says:
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    What’s the reasoning behind Kross over Kris?

    Hoping Minn starter tonight sticks so I can keep calling him Happy George.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s still alive

      • Doc says:
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        @Grey: ohhh! He missed the bus, and that’s something he will never, ever, do again. ?

        • Doc says:
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          @Doc: it was written with a sad face emoji with a single tear to convey respect , not a question mark to make me seem insensitive, lol

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  66. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop any of Adams/Hanley/Bour for Broxton and/or Pham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams for Brox

  67. NoOneIsHome says:
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    ROS, Broxton or Adams at my utility spot in 12 team H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox

      • NoOneIsHome says:
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        @Grey: How about Reddick or Adams ROS? Thank you & hope you have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reddick, you too!

  68. Every29Years says:
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    Thoughts on my Conforto and Harrison for his Upton? Need to open a steaming spot so thinking this might be close???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton

  69. ebudz says:
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    Which ONE would you sit tonight:

    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG

    Odor vs. LAA [Nolasco] (36.3)
    Peraza @ARI [Grienke] (4.3)
    Encarnacion vs. DET [Zimmerman] (22.4)

    I was leaning towards sitting Peraza but YOU’RE the expert!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  70. Favio Vasquez says:
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    So do you expect Machado to go off on a tear in the second half ( 20hr, 60+rbi .275) or should I trade him for a good SP based on name alone? Hes been so inconsistent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I expect good things

      • So good things like a 3/3 2hr 4RBIi night? Talk about timing! “Gosh”…(in my best goofy voice). Ok sooooo no trading; moving on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  71. Fish says:
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    How do you rank Conforto, Schebler, and Souza ROS in a league with obp and Slg? Do any of those guys crack the top 100 for the second half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, Souza — they don’t

      • Pouss-Pouss says:
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        @Grey: Traded Conforto and Bundy for Darvish about a month ago when it was Peak Conforto time. Feeling pretty good about that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  72. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Healy/Berrios for Segura, which side do you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, heard about it… Could be true, bunch of SPs are complaining about the balls

      • Doc says:
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        @Grey: And you were mentioning last season about how “everyone is hitting 20 Hr’s” and this season the trend continues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This year they’re all hitting 40 HRs

  73. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Gregorius or Semien in a 12 Team H2H Keeper League?

    Thanks much Grey and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien, you too!

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

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

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, McCullers
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Walker,
    (6) Bench: Lynn, J. Gray, J. Ross, A. Moore, M. Moore

    (2) DL: A. Sanchez, Shoemaker

    So weird Edwin is a sell today and I just happened to get an offer of Cespedes for him straight up… with how bad this dude is trying to move Yoenis, I gotta hold there right and do better? I suppose I could wait for your 2nd half Top 100 but what tier or hitters or SPs should I be trying to flip him for instead? Is it a better move to package Edwin with another bat (if so, who) and really go for a major upgrade somewhere? Any ideas are always appreciated before I test the market!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you can do better, but it’s fair — Kluber maybe?

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Hmm okay appreciate the help!

        1) Yeah Kluber won’t be possible I know that but what about any of the following SPs and in what order would you prefer a trade of my Edwin for any of them considering the makeup of my staff…

        A. Wood, Keuchel, Stras, Greinke, Ray (just traded him away for Lindor), Nelson, C-Mart, Darvish .. or any other SPs you think might be a good haul? I just sorted by current ranks and looked at team’s I know might actually make a deal!

        2) Oh also, I’m not sure if the other team will do it, but definitely take Stanton for Edwin if possible right?

        3) Similar question to another commentor actually, is it too much to try getting another team’s Machado and one of his SPs like Darvish, Stras, Stroman, Samardzija for my Edwin and maybe Rendon?

        Once again here’s my team and scoring in case you can’t see the previous post:
        10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
        R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
        W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

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

        (3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, McCullers
        (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
        (4) P: Betances, Nova, Walker, J. Gray
        (6) Bench: Lynn, J. Ross, Pivetta, A. Moore, M. Moore

        (2) DL: A. Sanchez, Shoemaker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stras, Greinke, Wood are decent… 2. Yes 3. Sounds fine

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Okay awesome! Big help, thanks! And if I can’t get Wood, Stras, or Greinke for Edwin then still go after which of Ray, Nelson, C-Mart, and/or Darvish? or a different SP? I’m just so bad at predicting ROS value so sorry for the hypothetical trade questions!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Darvish, C-Mart, Ray

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: You rock, thanks again brotha man

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem!

  75. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    One more Grey,
    Is Encarnacion and K. Seager too much for Machado and perhaps Severino or some SP in that range? This is a 12 Team H2H League with holds and OPS.

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much, try to get Severino too

  76. Furious Styles says:
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    Hi Grey

    ROS: Villar, Margot, or Mallex Smith?

    Any reason to roster more than 1 of those guys (I have Villar and Margot, Smith is available)?

    • Furious Styles says:
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      @Furious Styles:

      12 team roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

      • Furious Styles says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you, my man! Enjoy your weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  77. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you expect a good 2nd half from Bregman. He’s available in a couple of my leagues and I could use a solid bat/ Have a nice weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a flyer

  78. Pitchers says:
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    Hi Grey, DeGrom or C-Mart ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom

  79. lwomack58 says:
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    C-Mart and Faria for Machado and Braun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun side, it’s not close

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        C-Mart for Machado a little closer or still pretty lopsided.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not close

  80. Closing Time says:
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    Which closer to drop Rodney or Bud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney

  81. lwomack58 says:
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    Last question I promise-Morton or Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  82. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Should Thames be dropped at this point? He’s played in 4 of Milwaukee’s past 9 games, and he’s not injured. Can a non-catcher be rostered in a 10-team league who only plays in half his team’s games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him yet

  83. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey. I bet on Springer to lead MLB in HR at 75-1 odds. He’s currently at 5-1 behind Judge who is a -170 favorite. What’s your thoughts on who finishes with to most HR? George just hit 2 tonight so he trails Judge by 2. Do you think I can win this bet? Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Springer, solid bet

  84. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Give Thames, Trumbo, Cole for Stanton and Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  85. Fister Furbush says:
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    Vogt, Brian McCann or Russell Martin? Shallow points league.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  86. Los locos says:
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    Grey drop any of bench guys for Ahmad Rosario?
    10 team keeper OBP

    Starters
    Grandal
    Freeman
    Schoop
    Arenado
    Seager c
    Cruz
    Bradley jr
    Bellinger
    Jones Adam

    Bench
    Hosmer
    Mancini
    Demiehu
    Moncada
    Marte
    Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  87. dtbran says:
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    Odor! Happy Friday….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: hells yeah, waivered him in my biggest money league within about 4 days of trading for him in a 20 team dynasty. forced to start now in both due to treat urner being out.

  88. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    Is Keuchel + McCullers for my Springer fair? I need pitching bad (aces to start were Maeda/Duffy). I have 11’s in R, HR, &RBI currently in a 12 team league. K’s, & WHIP are in the toilet. Help me Grey Kenobi. You are my only hope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is, I’d want better/different tho

  89. Alex says:
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    Would you trade Berrios for a top tier closer like Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Okay, how about a step below, Ramos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What?

  90. CoJason says:
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    Was offered Arenado/Berrios/Severino/Myers for Rizzo/Bryant/Carrasco/Pineda in a 10 team H2H keeper. Pitching rules the scoring in this league. I also have Abreu, Smoak, and Bour on my roster at 1B. Do I take Arenado and the young pitchers? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

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

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, McCullers
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Walker, J. Gray
    (6) Bench: Lynn, J. Ross, Pivetta, A. Moore, M. Moore

    (2) DL: A. Sanchez, Shoemaker

    So with my final add for the week, assuming I don’t need to use it so a streamer this week, should I drop anyone and replace them with any of these available relievers now? Only 1 save this week… Next week I’ll need to use all of my 6 adds on streaming SPs to compete, that’s why I figured I’d burn the move now if you think it’s even worth it?

    Available RPs: Bradley, Chafin, Kela, Dyson, Familia*, Neris, Neshek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore for Bradley

  92. Grey, thoughts on Collin McHugh coming back? Good offense, Wins being at a premium does he hold above average ROS value? How does he factor into the rotation?

    • btw Machado now 4/4 on the night……

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see why he wouldn’t be in the rotation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  93. lwomack58 says:
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    Wacha, Salazar, Rondon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  94. Smoooth Jimmy says:
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    Enciarte, M Taylor, Gennett, Pham, Cain… best second half for what 2

    Jonsin for you 2nd half ranks, and how far you’ve dropped our odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, Ender

  95. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Sit Nova @CHC in a 10 team h2h league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  96. dfrench23 says:
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    I have a $2 Bellinger in a 2 year keeper lg. (14-team 5×5 OBP roto)

    I’m offered $32 Stanton along with two 2nd year guys named Ryan Braun and Jacob de Grom.

    Hmmm….

    I could use both. I would need to drop an OF and move Valencia to CI to replace Bellinger. I would think Stanton and Braun would replace the stats from Bellinger and my 5th OF (currently Buxton) more than adequately, right? Plus, de Grom would be a nice starter to add to my arsenal.

    Good trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid to win this year

  97. No Name says:
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    My Britton for his Jarrod Dyson? I have Maurer, Melancon and Holland. Could use steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible

      • No Name says:
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        @Grey:

        Yep…got that from you two weeks ago LOL.

  98. bugatti says:
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    don’t you live in LA? idk how you tolerate that place…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  99. CrazyJ says:
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    10-team H2H: Zunino, Schwarber, or Ramos… which one should I go with? I currently have Zunino. It’s OBP instead of AVG, but my draft strategy ignores this stat anyhow. Just want power and counting stats from C… like who doesn’t?

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @CrazyJ:

      Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  100. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Position eligibility aside, who would you rather have on your team in a 10 team, redraft, H2H standard 5×5 league?

    Ozuna or Greinke….Is it close ?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, it’s close, apples/oranges

  101. Chris says:
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    10 team H2h points league

    Pujols or Conforto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  102. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Thanks for the get $16 Springer for $28 kluberkeeper trade advice! Feeling pretty great about that 2 homer night last night and the near 30 homers!

    For closer specs in a roto league, would you grab Familia or Sofia (or neither)? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Familia

  103. M says:
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    Who do you think Kingery or Calhoun gets the call first

    • M says:
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      @M: also who do you think will be more valuable in a 6×6 roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

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

    Drop Adams for Souza?

    Drop Pineda for Verlander or Morton?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @TOGMAN: Pick up Souza. Drop Pineda for Verlander.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza…. Morton

  105. Steve says:
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    Whit or Ellsbury? Simmons or Cozart? B. McCann or Avila? Thanks, Grey!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Steve: Whit, Cozart, Avila.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit… Cozart…McCann

  106. I am the Walrus says:
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    Ros Verlander or Hoffman?
    Gardner or Pham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander… Gardner

  107. lwomack58 says:
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    Eickhoff vs Cahill tomorrow-who do you like better

    Son has Eickhoff @+7.3
    Son has Cahill @ +0.9

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff

  108. Griffey24forlife says:
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    Pham or Maybin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  109. Sdub88 says:
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    ROS who do you prefer: Zunino, Schwarber, Hedges?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

  110. Baller says:
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    Hi Grey. Doing ok RBI wise but lacking steals. I was offered Flash and Carpenter for Cano. I would like to get a little more for Cano but if Carpenter fininshes strong might be decent deal. What are your thoughts. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good for you

  111. Left Coast Yankee says:
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    Time to throw in the towel and SELL Carlos Gonzalez, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  112. Oppo Taco says:
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    Soooooooooo I’m guessing Quintana @COL and Verlander @CLe are both sits, today… :|

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  113. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Also ROS for QS – you like Morton or Pineda? Morton feels safer (albeit less exciting)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  114. Andrew Mellars says:
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    I’m having some isssue with my RP/Closers…..I have Ed Diaz, AJ Ramos and Bud Norris…. Andrew Miller is on the WW. I’m losing the saves category almost weekly. would you drop Norris and add Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  115. Tyler says:
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    Any advice for moving Justin Upton and getting Strasburg back in return?

    12 team, 18 Keeper league. Head to head
    OFF categories: R/H/HR/RBI/SB/BB/K/AVG/OPS
    Pitching categories: W/L/SV/ER/BB/K/ERA/WHIP/QS

    Trout, Betts, springer, eaton, d peralta, upton are my OF keepers as of now.

    Aaron Sanchez, darvish, Quintana, price are my Current SP keepers and my pitching has been awful as of late.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stras

  116. Vee says:
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    plan on dropping matt adams and need to pick up one.

    chris taylor, pham, gurriel, tapia, broxton on the wire

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox

  117. lwomack58 says:
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    I asked yesterday and Rondon got taken. Who do you like better Wacha or Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  118. Josh-NYC says:
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    Redraft league.. Amed Rosario or Rhys Hoskins?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

  119. Grey- whats up man…. lurking, just not enough time in the day to be razzball active anymore!

    got a dilemma…. my 12 teamer i’m on the fringe of making playoffs…. just got alot of guys back off the DL, Segura, and Freddie Free and Trout is around the corner….

    had a guy offer me AARON JUDGE for Freddie and Trout….. I wont be able to keep either of them as they are drafted in the first 3 rounds, and Judge would come to me with a 15th round keeper tag which would go up by 3 rounds each year until i have to kick him back?

    What do you think? i’ve hung around without freddie and trout, my pitching sucks, and its still a coin toss if I even make playoffs? Get JUDGE as a 15th rounder?

    I’m just unaware of his value for next year, is he gonna be a 1st to 2nd rounder?

    HELP! thanks duder….

    • @TROPHY TONY: for a little more info its that wild 10×10 league im in….. we count singles, doubles, triples, Hr’s etc…… lol and JUDGE is ranked 6th in yahoo….. i think, dont quote me, ranks arent everything since most pitchers aren’t ranked worth a shit…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to see you, man! I’d take Judge

  120. Joeg414 says:
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    Stream Eickhoff Sunday vs SD ?, has looked good in his rehab starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t I say that in the post?

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey: Hope he goes 6 plus

  121. Brett says:
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    Gray

    I need to cut a hitter 6×6 ops the extra category I have roster flexibility so position doesn’t matter: Santana odor story machado Arica bregman Bryant Harper benintendi mancini broxton Bellinger Clint Frazier

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: you think Frazier stays up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, but will platoon if everyone gets healthy

  122. nick the smooth dick says:
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    First of all, how are you differentiating a Kris from a Kross, they’re both named Chris?
    Second of all, Snowfall on FX which started a few nights ago is the new joint.
    Third of all, you’re fantastic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Nick-tsd! I need to watch Snowfall like yesterday, but Cougs has us doing all this crap like seeing Baby Driver and whatnot… Kross is the alive one, c’mon, man!

  123. Brett says:
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    Start Duffy tomorrow at dodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  124. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    schoop, odor, hosmer, benintendi, pick 2 for the rest of the season OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Schoop

  125. KillerB says:
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    @grey – gotta drop someone now that conforto is back. Who would you drop between Fowler, Suarez or Frazier?

    Separate from that — Orlando Arcia is available and it’s dynasty. Would you add him over any of the remaining after cutting one from the 3 above? If so, who?

    Thanks.

    • KillerB says:
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      @KillerB: PS. Clint Frazier.

  126. I only use Grey poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Happy weekend Grey! Down in Costa Rica w limited service and it’s killing me softly in the world of fantasy baseball. 12T H2H, had Darvish and McCullers go this week so punting era whip and streaming big. Need a drop, lose my one bench bat in Arcia (although he may supplant Story eventually), Charlie Morton (6th starter after Darv, McCull, Taillon, Manaea, Straily) or Arch Bradley (just crushing the ratios alongside Kimbrel, Chapman, Giles, Diaz) – thanks as always!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome! Enjoy your vacay! Morton

  127. Brett says:
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    Grey I need some help 12 team daily roto keeper league. 6×6 with ops and holds the extra categories.

    Current Team: C Sal Perez, 1b Santana, 2b Odor, SS story, 3b Bregman, CI Machado, MI Arcia, OF Harper, Bryant, Benintendi, Bellinger, Broxton, Util Mancini Bench Moncada, Clint Frazier

    Staff: DeGrom, Tailon, Nelson, Fulmer, Godley, Jon Gray, Bradley, Edwards Jr, Will Harris, Giles, Rivero

    DL: Kela, Duffy

    1. Do I cut someone to activate duffy tomorrow vs dodgers (No inning limit) or wait so I can figure out which hitter to cut. Or who do you cut (I can’t cut moncada as he is a super cheap keeper)
    2. If I cut someone do I cut another player to try and stash Vizcaino or do I hold? If you would what is the second hitter to cut?

    Thanks

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: I then could try to pick up a hitter once I put vizcaino on the dl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Wait 2. Hold

  128. macio says:
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    Been going over this trade offer for awhile and could use another opinion:

    My Judge, Berrios, K. Morales for his Kershaw & Braun

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me if you need pitching

  129. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    is schwarber a must add now?

  130. lwomack58 says:
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    Traded Knebel for Moustakas today. I have Jansen, Dyson n Herrera for saves. Can pickup another closer as these change so often.

    Was this a good trade. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  131. lwomack58 says:
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    Souza or C. Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  132. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    14 team h2h with OPS, total bases. keep 2 OF, 3 differing other hitters (can’t be a 3rd OF). we can trade predraft though, and as strong as my SP are (darvish/paxton/duffy/wood/faria/hill/gio g and 2 others) since we can only keep 2 SP i’ll very likely be trading next preseason one of them for hitter upgrade somewhere.
    C zunino
    1B GOLDY
    2B schoop a doop
    SS arcia
    3B longo
    MI pirela
    CI pujols
    LF braun
    CF maybin (LF)
    RF STANTON
    OF pham (CF/LF)
    util valencia (1B/3B/RF)
    BN pollock (CF), b.miller (1B/2B/SS)
    k.seager dropped, him or pujols (could drop valencia too, but a backup RF isn’t nothing)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  133. TheConsigliere says:
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    Drop Peralta or Haniger for Alonso?

    12 team points league, no -1 for strikeouts, otherwise standard espn scoring.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  134. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    is trading schoop or odor for bellinger fair?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @someone pissed in my alphabet soup: i doubt people take it, unless
      1. it’s redraft
      and
      2. the bellinger owner is weak at 2B and overly strong at 1B (this year with all the good 1B breakouts that cost nothing like alonso/bellinger/bour/smoak and probably some more it’s decidedly possible)
      in dynasty it’d be very hard to believe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Schoop first

  135. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re doing well..been a quick season so far.

    Bour, Marwin Gonzalez, Reddick or Gardner ROS?

    Marwin has that beautiful position eligibility on a stacked Houston team, so I was thinking him.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Went fast so far, right? Marwin works for me

  136. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Putting in a weekend shift as always… (thanks for that!)

    15 team OBP 5×5 roto.

    Am within 10 points of lead but lots of DL action and weak SP ( Yu, Straily and Faria are my best SP….)

    Give: Rizzo, JBJ
    Get: Sale, M Carpenter

    Am I going to be better off after that trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade works for me

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: thanks, deep breath and will accept…!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    might be too early to fret, but in NL only with OBP over AVG and total bases 10 team h2h hold n.williams (good god PHI is bad for counting stats) or go back to spangenberg or nava?

    2. which 2 catchers out of flowers/DTD’arnaud/knapp/pina/barnhart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spangenberg — DTD, Pina

  138. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    saves only, have kela stashed and leclerc/osuna/strickland/norris. drop strickland for jose ram (ATL) or vizcaino?

    2. 12 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added. have
    C hedges
    1B au rizz
    2B odor (bought RIGHT at right time off waivers it appears)
    SS story
    3B lamb
    OF (3) braun/c-santana (1B)/souza
    util (2) chisenhall/cargo 2 (TEX)
    BN peraza (2B/SS/OF), brocktune/peralta
    DL treat urner
    NA fisher (if i drop peralta i’m stashing hoskins maybe ahead of fisher)

    drop d.peralta for any of rosario/martin (could be a backup catcher AND 3B, as i only have 1 of each)/grandy/kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez — I’d try Amed over the break

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: can’t, he’s the ONE dude if there is ANYBODY stashed in ANY league who IS stashed.

  139. lwomack58 says:
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    Bour or C. Davis? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  140. Iron Sheik says:
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    Grey-
    Awesome tune Mister Grey. Sheik remember jamman this tune with Hillabilly Jim in the parking lot of the Silverdome after Wrestle Mania III. Great a memory!

    The brass section in this song should be put up against Phil Collin’s Sussudio…listen to them back to back and give me your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, you guys were enemies tho!

      • Iron Sheik says:
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        @Grey: Crap, my bad. It was Hacksaw…lol.

        – 5/26/87: Jim Duggan and the Iron Sheik were arrested together on charges of drug possession after they were pulled over by police. Duggan was also charged with drinking and driving.

  141. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    pina’s been playing more than vogt lately anyway.

    16 teamer with QS, hold a.moore or grab dickey (who’s been awesome actually, like 5 out of last 6 or so)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Moore

  142. Wilson says:
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    HOU vs TOR (@TOR)
    Start Happ (TOR) or Peacock (HOU) this afternoon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  143. Fausto

    fausto says:
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    you think Britton could fetch “The Convent” or Elvis? And who has more SB ROS?
    My Bellinger for his D.Go?
    NonKeeper 16tm roto and I’m @16 in HR/SVs (so like a 6-7 tops on the west coast). .SB is the 1st 2nd 3rd place difference right now. Love or hate any of these deals?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should fetch Andrus or the Convent…. Prefer Andrus…

      Prolly Bellinger, but I don’t know what a D.Go is

  144. KillerB says:
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    @grey – gotta drop someone now that conforto is back. Who would you drop between Fowler, Suarez or Clint Frazier?

    Separate from that — Orlando Arcia is available and it’s dynasty. Would you add him over any of the remaining after cutting one from the 3 above? If so, who?

    I’m wondering if the best squad now and long term out of this group of guys is: Frazier, Conforto, Arcia?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio — Arcia over Fowler

  145. KillerB says:
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    Hey @grey – need to drop someone now that conforto is off the DL. Who would you drop btwn Fowler, Suarez or Clint Frazier?

    Separately — Orlando Arcia is available and it’s dynasty. add him over any of the remaining after cutting one from the 3 above? If so, who?

    I’m wondering if the best squad now and long term out of this group of guys is: Frazier, Conforto, Arcia?

    Thanks.

  146. The Guy says:
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    Safe to drop Brach for Clevinger for a ROS move or would you rather drop Archie Bradley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Brach

  147. henncoop says:
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    I got trade off I would like to run by your fantasy expertise This is a 12 team roto 6X5 (OPS) modified dynasty keep 25 players of 35 players including 5 NA slots.

    He offered Judge, M Gonzalez & A Wood for my Correa, Myers & Buehler (LAD SP in AA who Ralph seems to love)

    It seems to me both Wood & Judge although nice pieces are both currently sell high type players. I am currently in 1st thanks to being in 1st in Runs, HRs, RBIs, Avg & OPS. I definitely need SP help although I do have Thor on the DL. I have Segura to use @ SS if I did the deal . Judge would further crowd RF where I also have D Santana, Haniger & JD as well as D Fisher in a NA slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge = Correa; Myers better than Wood, Marwin = Buehler

  148. Eduardo Almaguer says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-tm H2H OPS league.

    Do you like Kinsler over Forsythe, Semien, DeJong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over DeJong

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Come on, DeJong is 8 for his last 9 with 5 doubles and 2 HRs. I know there is a slight chance he’ll slow down, but still.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, he is one smoking hot schmotato, guess you can lose Logan for Kinsler, but kinda push

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good call, Vin!

  149. FrankGrimes says:
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    Watching Lester get smashed makes me smile

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too, hehe

  150. Steve says:
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    Better SP in MIL, Suter or Hader? Think Hader gets a shot at the rotation after the break?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Hader

  151. Brett says:
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    Can you rank Mancini arcia chisenhall going forward. Position doesn’t matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, Mancini

  152. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    H2H league with this upcoming week the last to complete a trade. My pitching has been much better of late. But it is hard to trust Verlander plus I have a couple of possible shutdown youngsters, so I am concerned about Sept 4 playoffs with few solid arms. My staff:
    Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Taillon, Faria, Severino, Happ

    1. If Tampa is in the hunt, will they keep Faria in the rotation come September (6 man rotation perhaps?)
    2. Same question on Severino….is he pitching in September.
    3. If you see either as being shutdown, would you part with Verlander plus either one for Greinke? That owner is in 8th and may do a two for one.
    4. Quintana looks much better, yes? Would you trade Maybin, Verlander and Faria for Quintana and Thames?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. He’ll be skipped 3. Sure, Faria 4. I’d take Quintana side

      • I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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        @Grey:

        Very helpful.

  153. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi, in a h2h pts league – thoughts on Colome for ROS, -thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a closer — SAGNOF

  154. Swfcdan says:
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    Wham Bam thankyou Pham baby! Finally playing everyday and showing his skills, 20/20 season a comin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  155. Swfcdan says:
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    Really need a SS in my dynasty. Move Barretto for Simmons? You buying the Andrelton breakout? What kinda a name is that anyway pssh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Not even if you really REALLY need a SS now? (I drafted A Diaz and had to cut him so I currently have no SS now Barretto is down, putting this in brackets im hoping counts as whispering so few other people can hear)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you need a SS, obviously Andrelton’s much better for this year

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: And like the Kingery blurb, only those oof us old enough to watch it when we were kids will get that one. As for the Semien blurb, can you even pick it up? Have you tried it?! haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  156. John says:
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    Matt Albers and Enny Romero are available in waivers. Should I grab either of them for saves, stash Kela, or not bother at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Kela

  157. mikestatic says:
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    Hey gray,
    12 Team standard H2H Weekly keep 6 forever.

    Pick 2 at MI ROS Arcia, Ian Happ, Dejong or Semien?

    For OF, Pick 2 ROS: Haniger, C. Frazier, or Margot? Could use steals with T Turner DL’d.

    Would you drop M. Montgomery for L Weaver or Eickhoff?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, Semien — Margot, Haniger — Nah on Montgomery

  158. John says:
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    Also interested to know how you would rank the following SP’s heading into the second half of the season: Samardzija, Pomeranz, Manaea, Rich Hill, Tailon, Nola

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Taillon, Nola

  159. Mark says:
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    T. Frazier or M. Franco ROS? It’s a toss up for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Franco

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, trying to trade for a 3B. Stuck with one for now. Thanks!

  160. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    is robbie ray someone you would trade for? is he on an innings limit?

    guy wants aj ramos from me for him

    SPs are
    severino, stroman, darvish, alex wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ray

  161. Steve says:
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    Better second half, Brinson or Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  162. Frank White says:
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    Suter or Castillo? Thnx

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