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Did the Pirates trade for Brian or James McCann?  Because every time Tony Watson pitches, I feel butt sore and shake my head questioning, “Watson McCann?”  And then I soothe the irritation with some aloe Rivero.  Before yesterday’s 2nd meltdown by Watson in two games (1 IP, 2 ER, and yet another blown save), C**nt Hurdle said Watson will remain the closer.  This is like when you have pimples in high school and you go to your dad, and he’s like, “Everyone’s got pimples at your age, I’m not paying for you to get rid of them, you’ll be fine.”  Then you go into your closet and chew on your 4-year-old baseball card gum until your mom comes into the closet and tells you she’ll take you to the doctor, using her bingo winnings she’s saved.  I don’t want a vote of confidence for Watson, I want mom to talk to C**nt!  I’d continue to hold Felipe Rivero (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.58), it’s only a matter of time.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Francisco Cervelli – Hit the concussion DL.  Filling in for him will be Elias Diaz (2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs).  Elias Sports Bureau said, “No relation.”

Jose Osuna – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Kuhl, Kuhl, but let’s talk about what’s on my mind.  Josh Bell went 0-for-3, hitting .218, and is in a tailspin.  Can we guess why Bell’s sucking up the air and farting out dust?  Here’s a guess, every time Bell plays, he’s removed for a freakin’ pinch hitter!  Don’t you think that might affect his confidence just a tad?  Good ol” C**nt.

Wade Miley – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.27.  Geez, Miley had been good all year with a sub-3 ERA, then gets a cakewalk vs. the Pirates at home and looks terrible.  Wonder what happened?  I’ll clue you in, Colonel Mustard.  I started Miley in my NFBC league for the first time all year.  See Merrifield’s hitting streak coming to a crashing halt for further reading on this.

Adam Jones – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer.  He must be happy to be back in Baltimore and out of those other racist cities.  Nothing racist about Baltimore, said Adnan Syed, Freddie Gray, The Keepers and David Simon.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-2, 5 RBIs and two homers (8, 9) after he entered the game in the 9th inning.  Two homers, Trey?  Cuatro, cinco, say, Trey, that’s dos.

Rick Porcello – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.46.  He’s actually pitching about as well as last year when he won the Cy Young.  Unfortunately, he didn’t pitch well enough to win the Cy Young last year.  Hence, the disconnect.  I hear from someone who’s been in a coma since March that Porcello may not be as good as last year, but he’ll get wins.  Yeah, his record is 3-8, Comatose Porcello Fan.

CC Sabathia – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  Since we’re on the subject, CC’s actually having a Porcello 2016-type season.  He moved his record to 7-2 and, with some good luck, he could win a crapton of games while not pitching all that well.  At no point did I say he will, just that he might.  Don’t believe me, check ownership of Porcello last year in June.  I bet he was owned in less than 50% of leagues.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .319.  Didi, Didi, Didi, can’t you see?  Sometimes your homers hypnotize me.

Chris Carter – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  It’s a crime that he’s hitting ninth while Gary Sanchez (1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .248) gets only bumped down to sixth.  Sanchez had Maas Appeal last year, but he’s yesterday’s news.  Boost Carter up like he’s Rosalynn getting Jimmy the chunky peanut butter!

Sean Newcomb – Will make his MLB debut on Saturday.  His control is wonky, then wonky takes his control to court and asks it rescind its statement because it’s libelous to the word wonky.  That’s how wonky it is!  He had a 5+ BB/9 in the minors.  What’s that in the majors?  7+?  Newcomb’s 23 years old — I hate to see what the old comb looks like?  *Groucho Marx cigar wagging* — so this looks more like a promotion of a guy that may never figure things out, and the Braves are just throwing him to the wolves.  I’m not even messing with him in an NL-Only league yet.

Mike Foltynewicz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.48.  Love to see a start between Foltynewicz and Asher Wojciechowski.  First time ever a scorekeeper will go postal.  “Hey, why’s the scorekeeper acting like Michael Douglas in Falling Down?”

Dansby Swanson – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .205.  Dansby’s busting so bad he hasn’t even been playing every day.  Busta bust!  Yeah, I tried to tell people to stay away from him in the preseason, but that likely wasn’t an issue since everyone had drafted Odor by then.  Oopsie!

Nick Markakis – 3-for-5, 1 run, 5 RBIs, hitting .289, as he sits on one homer on the year.  Am I the only that thinks Markakis used to do PEDs and stopped suddenly?  Ya know, cause his homers went from 25 to 3 per season.

Matt Adams – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .278.  Makes you wonder a little bit why the Cards didn’t trade, um, anyone else besides Adams.

Scott Schebler – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Damn, just came back from shoulder injury and right back at it, locked in like Jodie Foster in Panic Room.  Guys and five girls, he’s on pace for 45 homers.  El oh what the eff.

Joey Votto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Go ahead, try to keep up to Schebler.  Like LMFAO sung, “Everyday he be Schebler’ing!”

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  The good news is that Wheeler looks solid.  The great news is this means Syndergaard and deGrom will be good again in 2019.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .250.  *looks at watch to see if it’s post-All Star break yet*  You got about a month left, Bruce.

Yu Darvish – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.18.  I know a lot of youse like to buy guys high and sell players low, but if anyone’s annoyed owning Darvish, I’d buy him low.

Adrian BeltreRangers said he could need a DL stint.  What a crock of hooey.  Of course, he needs a DL stint, he’s in a walking boot!

Justin Turner – Injury is no longer a problem, and he says he’s ready.  I don’t know, to me he looks more gingerbready!  C’mon, high five me!  That was good!  No?  Okay.  We’ll chat later.

Kenta Maeda – Sent to the bullpen with the return of Wood.  Maeda will likely start again in a week or two, but there’s very few leagues where I’d hold him.  I dropped him in a 12-team mixed league about two weeks ago, and haven’t looked back, which I’ve said about five times so maybe I’ve looked back.  These are not matters of your concern.

Corey Seager – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .274.  I ranked him much lower than most ‘perts, but I likely didn’t push people away from him as much as I should’ve.  If he’s not hitting .320, he does so little else.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.20 vs. Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  When I was watching this game, I was reminded of Notorious B.I.G., and kept singing in my head, “Dangerous on bizzats, leave your ass flizat,” and, “Keep your bats in holsters, hurlers with healthy shoulders.”

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .362.  I still think it’s all going to fall apart at some point for Zimmerman, but, I will say this, you got a whole season’s worth of Zimmerman in two-plus months so even if he goes down now, you can’t be mad at it.

Matt Garza – Hit the DL after colliding with Jesus Aguilar.  Coming up next on Fox, when come-to-Jesus moments go wrong!

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  He has a pretty far way to go back to respectable, but I wouldn’t bet much against it happening.  It’s hard to keep a guy who stole 60+ bases last year from getting at least some fantasy value.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Now has five homers in the last ten games, hitting near-.350 in the last week, and you can wait until Friday for him in the Buy column, or you can go with the Lord and take Sunday off the table.

Jimmy Nelson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  Know how I keep saying Chase Anderson should be owned until he falls apart, well, Nelson’s pitching better.

Ty Blach – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.64.  More like Ty Blech.  Amiright?

Buck Farmer – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.00 (in two games) vs. Alex Meyer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  Both of these teams are two of my favorites to stream against (Meyer’s the Angels, in case you didn’t know; he goes by the nickname, Weinerdog.  Oh, and Buck Farmer is the Red State Porn Star of the Tigers.  Can someone get me out of this parenthesis?)  Thanks!  Farmer and Meyer are two guys I’d stream in their next starts too.  Look at that, actionable advice!

Mike Zunino – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homers, three homers in four games.  You ever have this happen?  I picked up Zunino for Thursday, and now that he homered twice yesterday, I no longer think he’s going to homer on Thursday.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Well, it took about 60 games, but Seager looks like he’s finally started the season.

Zack Greinke – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA up to 3.20.  This game came against the Padres, so against a major league offense it would’ve been 4 IP, 5 ER.  Greinke’s peripherals still say he’s having a Cy Young-type year, but can’t say I’m unconcerned.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Lamb, dah-dun-dun-dah-dun-dun, let the boys be boys!  LAMB!

Brandon Drury – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I’ve been waiting for this guy to get hot, but he’s hitting barely .200 over the last week, so I’m not sure it’s here yet.  I am cyclops’ing him.

John Lackey – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.12.  No foolsies, I could pick up a random Rockies starter and have a better chance at a Quality Start than Lackey.

Ian Happ – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Let’s see, he hit two homers and was benched for two straight games, so what happens now?  Is he benched for only one game after a one-homer game or is he benched for three games?

Kyle Schwarber – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  You know what narrative Maddon’s prolly following now, right?  Schwarber started hitting in the nine-hole, so I’m keeping him down there!  Damn if you do, damned if you don’t is Schwarber’s problem now.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  OZUNA tie Stanton with 15 homers.  OZUNA loved him in Alien.  OZUNA might be thinking of Harry Dean Stanton.

Jason Vargas – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.18.  I mean, not the greatest game, but holding the 1927 Astros in check is no easy task.  Kinda wish I held Vargas, because he’s really dodged the Regression Fairies.

Brian McCann – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .271.  Now has two homers in two games.  Call back, Watson McCann?  Hot schmotatoes.

Brad Miller – Hit the DL again with a groin strain, but this time it feels like a Disgraceful List trip.  Though, I should likely watch how much I’m feeling another man’s groin.

Jacob Faria – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in his first major league start.  Good news is he looked terrific.  Bad news is I don’t want to drop him.  I like to leave four interchangeable spots on my roster like I enjoy having four extra inches of elastic on my boxers in case I want an extra helping of ice cream.  Hey, Faria, don’t deprive me of dessert!  Now it’ll be up to the Rays if they replace Faria or Erasmo in their rotation with Andriese next week.  My guess is they keep Faria up, but hard to say.  Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, and I might drop him anyway in my 12-team mixed league.

Justin Smoak – 3-for-5 and his 16th and 17th homers, hitting .291.  “Gonna miss part of my fantasy baseball draft.  I have a pottery class until 8 PM.  My mom and I are gonna do a Swayze/Demi with a vase.  It’s prolly okay, I only need to draft players in the last 5 rounds and/or grab players off waivers.”  In June, that person is not as crazy as they sounded in March.  Plus, they got a vase out of it!

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Must be his new launch angle!  Have you heard about this?  This is the new saber shiny toy — launch angle.  Not to sound too much like Murray Chass, but I’m already sick of this narrative.  Pillar hit a home run; he could hit more; he’s not suddenly a 30-homer hitter because he has a new launch angle; semi-colons are fun.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I’d still be looking to sell Donaldson.  He’s returned, and stayed on the field, but I don’t trust him as far as I can throw him, and, while I do chain workouts every day, I can’t throw him very far.

Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.87 vs. Jharel Cotton – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.20.  If someone in your league owns one of these two guys, send them an email that reads, “Why?”  And when they respond, “Why what?”  Never respond to them again, they don’t deserve it.

Rajai Davis – 4-for-5, 4 runs, hitting .216.  The King of SAGNOF has only 8 steals and 4 times caught on the year.  I wonder if that’s why steals are low this year.  Morale is down for stealing, due to The King of SAGNOF.  It’s like when King George III stopped stealing and Britain lost the U.S.

Mike Clevinger – Optioned to the minors.  I don’t like Clevinger, but tough noogs to get demoted due to a Coors start.  Indians don’t need a fifth starter until June 17th, so Clevinger could return then or Salazar.  Like a goldfish, I wait with bated breath.

Ian Desmond – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal.  Something I mentioned on this week’s podcast and in a roundup last week, the Rockies are dead last for steals in the majors.  Well, were dead last.  In the last few days, the Rockies have been running more, even after a steal took out Parra (though, if it wasn’t a steal, it would’ve been me pulling a Gillooly to get Desmond back in the lineup).

Kyle Freeland – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.34.  As the camera pans past them, Ray Searage squeezes Ivan Nova’s hand.  “And the award for Best Ray Searage Impersonation goes to…Bud Black!”  Ray Searage sneers, “How do I lose my own award?”

   
  1. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, loved the reading.

    Would you trade Thames + Hendricks/Verlander for Votto?

    Or Votto for Archer? None? Are the offers fair?

    • Packers says:
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      @HarperBetterThanTrout: Votto over Thames. Depends on how many teams are in your league to help value Verlander and Hendricks. They have name value but have not been pitching well.
      2. This is needs based trade, a Bat or a SP that I would start everytime. If I had Archer and Smoak, LOMO, type is on the wire, I’d keep Archer.

  2. Scott says:
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    C**nt Hurdle is a piece of work. Gotta love his stubborness and decision making ability. I am a Bucs fan / Rivero owner. Hurlde sticking with Watson is beyond foolish. Hurdle has not only cost us wins, he has killed watson’s trade value. Watson was the O’s MVP of the series.

    Before the game C**nt indirectly compared rivero to andrew miller and said the team is better served not using their best RP as closer. That argument makes no sense. The indians have Allen. Who do the pirates have besides rivero? How about winning some ball games first? And since watson came into the 9th with a 4 run lead and 2 guys on, why wasn’t their best RP out there for that situation (highest leverage situation of the game)? C**nt contradicted himself. Maybe C**nt should talk to Jeff BanASSter and ask him if he should’ve stuck with Dyson for so long. Do you think the Rangers could now use 7-10 more wins that dyson cost them since Houston is running away with division and a wildcard is the Rangers only chance to make the playoffs?

    • joeg414 says:
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      @Scott:
      Watching the game last night . The Catcher wanted the pitch low in the dirt . And he grooved it right over the plate . Location will kill you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agreed, he’s an idiot

    • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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      @Scott: I too am a big Pirates fan, Scott. Hurdle needs to be put out to pasture.

      I wouldn’t be so certain that Rivero gets the closer nod. It would not surprise me to see Nicasio get a crack at it and keep Rivero in the Miller/Betances role. Of course, this is just a gut feeling that I have. Rivero could get the promotion by the time you read this…

      • Scott says:
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        What i don’t get is why they have such a long leash. Get watson right in low leverage to trade him so he doesn’t cost you ballgames. The phillies said neshek would have got the next save b/c the manager said he didn’t like how neris splitter looked. Neris has not been great but his number aren’t that bad. 3.42 era, 1.25 whip 29k over 25 innings. I own neris and he is going to get replaced and probably does not deserve it. Meanwhile i own rivero and the his manager refuses to use his best pitcher when the game matters most.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

        • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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          @Scott: I believe that the call to keep Watson in at closer could have been a front office one. Removing him from the closer role saps him of all trade value. Granted, so does sucking.

          In terms of fantasy baseball, I’d like Rivero to get the job, but as a fan of the team, I would not mind keeping Rivero in the Andrew Miller role. Part of the problem would be without Rivero, do they even get to the point of a save situation? Simply moving him to the 9th may not do anything to fix the pen. Hudson or Nicasio should get a shot. Heck, Kuhl might even profile as a bullpen arm. They need to do something to address the bullpen, it has cost them about 4-6 games so far.

  3. Points League says:
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    I offered out conforto and rendon for Harper. What do you think?

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Cram It: so hard to get those extreme top tier guys in trades. even the guys that are can’t miss and still rookies. In 2011 I offered up Adrian Gonzalez, Joel Hanrahan and one other guy, can’t remember who for Mike Trout and was turned down. Keeper league, my second year in the league, and the previous and all that year NO ONE was stashing minor leaguers… except me.. stashing Mike Trout. My team was struggling and i needed a bat. So i picked up a hot hitting Nick Markakis and dropped Trout figuring i would be able to get him back. I didn’t… and I’ve hated myself ever since.

        I feel like a salty sea captain telling that story…

        • Cram It says:
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          @mcmi11ions: Aye, the one that got away, matey.

  4. enrique says:
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    Hope you’re wrong about Zunino, but you’re probably not. I grabbed him to use while Sal Perez is day to day, which is another reason to think he’ll go 0-for-4 today.

    I’ll drop Maeda to make room for Wood coming off the DL. But I’d like to stash someone else in the Disgraced List slot. If no-one on my active roster is sent to the DL today, who’s a better player to stash between Salazar, E-Rod, Morton, Dany Duffy, Nate Jones, or Devon Travis? Not too worried about specific categories: this team (15-team, redraft roto league) is sort of evenly in the B-plus range: pretty good but not great.

    Also, who is a better pick to replace Maeda in the medium-term between Rich Hill, Pommeranz, Biagini, Sabathia, or Sonny Gray?

    I can’t believe I included Sabathia on that list. At least I left Wacha off it.

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @enrique:
      A) Salazar has the most upside, that’s what I’d use a DL-stash for
      B) Sabathia – he’s lined up for pretty good matchups between now and ASB
      C) By mentioning Wacha, you kinda just put him on the list

      • enrique says:
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        @The Big Yabu: Ha! Good point on C. My bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @enrique: Ha, I know… Agree with Big Yabu

  5. Nitro says:
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    Thinking of streaming one, both, or depending on your thoughts, none of the these streams for the weekend:

    Gsellmann @ Atlanta

    Chacin at home (SD) Vs KC

    What do you think?

    Thanks!!

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @Nitro: definite ‘no’ on Gsellman; Chacin could be worth the gamble in H2H depending on how the week is shaping up, but I’d pass in roto unless you’re desperate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: Wouldn’t touch either

  6. Mike says:
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    I know I’m not the only owner that that has been complaining about injuries this year, but come on. Thankfully, I’ve been able to plug holes. Below is my roster. Anyone you see that I should drop/sell? I’m currently rocking the best record in my league but wondering if I should be in panic mode with all the DTD/DL listings on my team:

    Bats-lucroy, abreu, merrifield, manny, didi, Chris Taylor, Alonso, Harper, Nunez, mazara, holiday, souza, domingo Santana

    Arms-cueto, stroman, Herrera, colome, nova, Jim Johnson, gerrit cole, bundy, strasburg, sonny gray

    Benched due to injury-Thor, trout, Martin Gonzalez, jean segura and beltre

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Can’t advise you to drop anyone without knowing who’s available. You can sell anyone if it nets you a gain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with Cram

  7. Griffey24forlife says:
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    Gary Sanchez for Encarnacion?

  8. JakeTPE says:
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    Great read, Grey!

    I picked up Buck Futter Farmer. MLive guy thinks he might stick, so we’ll see. It was the Troutless Angels…

    Speaking of which. Bedrosian! My Armenian family are shaking their heads. Shut down for a few days? How severe was this groin strain? If the Angels were competing he’d probably be back.

    Finally, please pick one: Adnan Syed, Bowe Bergdahl, or John B. McLemore?

    Have a great day sir!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @JakeTPE: Well, I guess 30-32 isn’t horrible. No excuse, Bedrosian!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Haha — John B. McLemore

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Nice. Yeah, John B. was great. Definitely would have been the most fun to shoot the s. with. Adnan could be cool to hang out with too, but then in the back of your mind you might be thinking, will I wind up in the trunk of a car? :-o

        • Grey

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          I kinda think Adnan did it, but not 100% and wouldn’t be able to convict

          • JakeTPE says:
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            @Grey: I’m with you. Those detectives, man. And what’s Jay’s deal?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he’s the wild card, how could he know so much if he wasn’t there for some of that? I don’t know

              • JakeTPE says:
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                @Grey: Exactly. The story is still unfolding with Adnan’s retrial later this year, so maybe we’ll find out more.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I doubt it, but hopefully

  9. James says:
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    Hi,

    I recently took over a team in a dynasty league, i’m looking to hold a few prospects to build my team around for a run in the future, ie not too concerned with this year. So 2 questions;
    Would you take Happ or Zimmer?
    And any advice for young pitching? I’m holding Glasnow but sure if he’ll get the control…

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @James:
      A) in a vacuum, Zimmer over Happ — but depending on needs, if Happ has/gets 2B-eligibility in your league that could tip it
      B) give Glasnow until next year, the upside is worth it

      • James says:
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        @Grey: @James:

        I could own both? I have Bogaerts at SS as well as Russell. I could drop Russell for Happ? but was thinking to pick up Barreto or Torres with the space from Russell

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Russell

  10. Gomes says:
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    Is Carlos Santana droppable? Have Healy and Bellinger to handle 1B, so thinking it’s time to cut for someone useful.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gomes: Depends who you’re dropping him for, but sure.

    • Harry Doyle Jr says:
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      @Gomes:

      This is what C. Santana does every year! Struggles first half and then explodes in the 2nd half, making everyone believe again for next year. He is not a guy you draft but trade for at mid season for half price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gomes: Agree with Cram

      • Gomes says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot for the responses, guys. Might try to hold a little longer, though dropping him for Porcello is tempting

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Porcello?

  11. Big w says:
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    Morning Grey and Co.,

    In a yahoo keeper, keep 12, draft 13 type league, 6×6 with OPS and K/BB…roto

    Please pick a side…

    Bryce, Swarzack, Schoop, Bandy, 2018 two last round picks

    Or

    Machado, Carrasco, Avisail, Glover, 2018 1st and 2nd round picks

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Big w: Machado side for me

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Big w: Machado side

  12. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Omg that title! Nice job Rudy (?)!

  13. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey, I totally hear you on Zunino. What I HATE even more is Yahoo’s next-day transaction system.

    Case in point: picked up Odubel on Monday morning. He then hits a HR and I feel like I’ve “used” up his home runs for the week.

    ESPN’s hybrid transaction system is the one thing Yahoo needs.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The JoGarza: Yahoo has same day transactions too…Its just a setting that the commish has to change.

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Yeah, but it is dumb on Yahoo that once a guy’s game has started you cannot put in a move that’s effective the next day, dropping that player. I think ESPN allows that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The JoGarza: Agreed on Yahoo’s system, it’s why I prefer ESPN

  14. Chud says:
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    I can’t believe I’m asking this but ROS: Owings or C.Seager @ SS?

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @Chud: Seager.

    • Deplorable Mike says:
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      @Chud: Owings

  15. peacecoast says:
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    start Cole tonight at home vs MIA? I have a bad feeling (well duh look at his last 3 starts)

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @peacecoast: if you’re not going to start Cole in this game, you should drop him

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: fux sakes

        • Count de Monetball says:
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          seriously, is it time to drop that F*cker???

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wow, Count!

  16. The Fridge says:
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    I’m desperate for a 3B. Should I trade my Carlos Santana for his Justin Turner which would free up my UTIL spot or my Knebel for his Healy?

    Is there a rule of thumb that trading a closer is always better than moving a bat?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The Fridge: Either trade is fine..If you need the closer more trade Santana

  17. McCullers 4 life says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m getting fed up with Addison Russell but I have stuck with him. Now he may not even be a full time player (alternating starts with Baez). The waiver wire is thin but thoughts on replacing him with Tim Anderson? You see him turning things around at all?

    Thanks!

    • peacecoast says:
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      @McCullers 4 life: just heard some news about domestic violence issues too…MLB will investigate. wtf.

      Anderson was gonna be my replacement for him this week, but I held back at the last minute.

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @McCullers 4 life: assuming there’s not a long suspension for DV (too soon to guess), you’ll probably get better stats ROS out of Russell — but owning him will be Maddoning, so brace yourself

  18. BSA70 says:
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    I know I need to get more starters, but my pitching staff is fun to consider the possibilities and trading options ahead.
    Darvish, mad Max, Kershaw
    betances, Reed, oh, Glover, Diaz, rivero, Britton, minor
    Hmmm
    Yes you are correct, I have to move closers in and out and predict.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @BSA70: should be okay if this is H2H. If roto, I’d imaging you’re hopelessly out of Ks and Ws

      • BSA70 says:
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        @Curious George Springer:
        This is roto and I am currently in 2nd (30Ks) in Ks and 5 off the pace in W column.
        Overall in first. Need to make a move for SPs and am willing to sit for a week or so to see how the Closer ranks shake out.
        Bring in first with those three starters – people aren’t so willing to trade. Maybe I’ll find a young gun.

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          @BSA70: If you’re competing in the pitching counting categories, maybe you don’t need a starter. if there’s an IP cap, you might be okay. otherwise, surely people will start streaming more and push you down in those categories.

  19. Kas says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Who should I start tonight?

    Benintendi vs. Pineda
    Ozuna vs. Cole

    Thanks brotha!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kas: Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Agree with F

  20. joeg414 says:
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    Watson owner here.
    Just traded Wheeler and Melky for Piscotty and Jim Johnson in a 6×6 mixed roto. Some of my other OFs are not hitting: Broxton, Melky, Schwarber. Did I do good?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @joeg414: Yes good trade…Fair

  21. Cram It says:
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    One more HR today from Mancini and we got ourselves a Friday Buy ;)

    I hear they’re teaching hitters how to optimize launch angle as early as T-ball.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Cram It: I’ve been working on this with my little monkeys (aged 6 and 3). They occasionally roll over one, but are generally peppering the neighbor’s roof with fly balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: HA! Glad to see you making a move in the RCL, finally

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Say whaaaaa, I’ve been bouncing around between 2nd and 4th for a spell now. Though those 7 baserunners and 5 ER in 2 2/3 IP from two plug n’ play MR’s didn’t help. Oofa.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was being encouraging! Haven’t paid too much attention to who’s behind me, tbh

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I know. I’m 28 pts ahead in my RCL and focusing more oh sweeping the categories than who’s behind me.

            Encouragement! I’m coming for ya, slowly but surely…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Problem with being in 1st for too long is you get complacent… I should’ve switched out David Peralta about two weeks before I did

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: #1stplaceproblems.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, exactly

  22. Earl says:
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    1) would you guys give up Mike Trout for Nelson Cruz?

    2) would it be better to do what I wanted give Trout and Mark Trumbo and get Cruz and Dee Gordon? I could use some speed on my team (who couldn’t right!).

    I feel like I should try and move Trout but part of me wants to hang on to him. Decisions, decisions, eh.

    Thanks

    • Chin Music says:
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      @Earl: This is a joke right?

      • Earl says:
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        @Chin Music: Not sure why you are calling this a joke? What am I missing??

        • @Earl:

          You want to trade Mike Trout for Nelson Cruz. Mike Trout is hurt and accruing no stats right now. How are you going to Cruz for just Trout? What else ya got?

          • Earl says:
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            @Bavier Jaez: Guy wants Trout badly it seems so we have been trying to work out a deal. I wanted to make sure I got some good value in return if I give Trout up.

            He offered me Cruz for my Trout. Yesterday we were discussing me giving up Trout and Trumbo for Cruz and maybe Dee Gordon.

            So I am understanding that people would say take Cruz for Trout??

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Bavier Jaez: Trout owner here (keeper league). No way I would trade him for Cruz unless I was falling out of contention. Is this keeper or redraft?

              • Earl says:
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                @Earl: I am currently in 8th with 60 points so not doing particularily well but mainly due to pitching. I am last in pitching but 2nd overall in hitting. But guy I am trading with does not have great pitching so I am looking at just replacing Trout with good replacement hitting if I move him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: I’d take Cruz…. 2. I’d take Gordon if I needed SBs

  23. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Springer, Chrush Davis & Holland for Donaldson, Schebler & Smoak.. which side u on?

  24. Steve-O says:
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    Rest of Season… HTH league. Who would you rather have:

    Rizzo and Rendon OR. Alonso and Bryant

    How much value do you place on Multi position eligibility?

  25. Chin Music says:
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    Drop Santiago Casilla for Rivero?

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @Chin Music: If Rivero isn’t owned, it’s telling me this league is fairly shallow. I wager to say he will still be available once news breaks that he is named closer. At that point, yes – make the drop/add.

      • Chin Music says:
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        @Roger Rabbit: It’s actually a deep 14 team league and I’m actually shocked he’s still available but won’t be after today I’m sure

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Chin Music: go ahead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chin Music: I’d hold, but could see the case for it

  26. Just Busted says:
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    ROS, Yahoo, 12 Team, 5×5, H2H

    Rank in order:

    Lackey, Straily, Jimmy Nelson, Miranda, Miley, T. Walker

    Lots of Waiver decisions to make.

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Just Busted: Walker, Straily…stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Just Busted: Prolly go Nelson, Straily, but a lot to do with matchups

  27. dtbran says:
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    Would you start Cueto @ MIL and Pineda vs BOS in a 10 tm quality starts? SON is meh on Cueto and some reason quite high on Pineda

    • @dtbran:

      Yeah, you won’t get a quality start out of either if they’re on the bench. If you don’t want to start them, then drop them. You’re going to ruin their confidence!

      • dtbran says:
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        @Bavier Jaez: I hear ya, more worried about ERA/WHIP that’s why

  28. Gurb says:
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    Drop one – Fowler, Bradley Jr, Travis Shaw?
    Thanks Grey!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Gurb: to what end?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gurb: Fowler, depends on needs

  29. Please thank your parents for birthing and rearing such a pleasing and helpful young man. Incidentally, I really need an outfielder! Please Son #1, which of these Of’ers does your Grey Matter tell me I should pounce on for ROS purposes: SOUZA, TRUMBO, (Matt) HOLIDAY or GROSSMAN? P.S. I can use all those surnames in one sentence: “The spastic way you blow into your TRUMBO when you are playing SOUZA on this revered July HOLIDAY is just GROSSMAN.”

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @FANTHEAD: Trumbo

  30. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, Rank these 3 two starters next week..

    Buck Farmer (vs Ari, vs TB)
    Jason Vargas (@ SF, @ LAA)
    CC (@LAA, @Oak)

    Thx!

  31. Betances with Wolves says:
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    In an innings capped 6×6 holds league. top 3 in wins, ERA, and Ks, but bottom 3 in holds. Drop Danny Duffy for Mike Minor?

  32. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    14 team dynasty, max 3 RP slots. have watson/bush/diaz for closers. assuming don’t just drop watson now, but probably i’m guessing soon for which of: neshek (he might even be an add now over watson)/doolittle or one of the 2 ARI guys (roses/hoover, bradley owned)

  33. Matt says:
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    Grey

    I was offered OZUNA for my Segura in a 6×6 ops league. Lowest batting categories are HR, RBI and SB. Do I accept it?

    Thanks

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: I also don’t have an open DL spot and won’t for the duration of Segura’s stay

      Thanks

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @Matt: Depending on your current SS and 2B and your replacement for Ozuna, possibly. In a vacuum, heck geezy NO.

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: I have Cesar at 2b and Nunez at SS. Of is currently Springer, Gardner, kiermaier and c Santana with trout on the DL. Rotisserie format

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Take Ozuna

  34. LeggoPens says:
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    Somebody just dropped Tanaka – worth picking up? A little worried he’s hurt and not sure who I’d even drop for him.

    Manaea? Berrios?

    Also, I feel like this mightve been asked yesterday but my memory isn’t what it used to be – Avila or Ramos ROS? If Ramos, strike now or wait and see?

    Here’s my full roster for reference:

    C – Avila
    1B – Manley
    2B – Chris Taylor
    3B – Torenado
    SS – Seager
    2B/SS – Howie Kendrick
    1B/3B – Desmond
    OF – Polanco
    OF – JUpton
    OF – L. Cain
    OF – Mookie
    OF – ODB
    UT – Chris Davis
    BE – Bellinger
    BE – Beltre
    DL – Segura

    SP – Porcello, Price, Berrios, Shark, Paxton, Manaea, Wood
    RP – Glover, Knebel, Diaz

  35. uponyajohnson69 says:
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    Of Pineda, Stroman, or Ray which one would you be most willing to trade for Anthony Rendon? Or shut down this trade completely considering my current team?

    C: Hedges
    1B: Myers/ Abreu/ Bird
    2B: Hernandez/ Travis
    3B: Bregman/ Healy
    SS: Lindor
    OF: Harper, Yelich, Altherr, Zimmer

    SP: Kluber, Pineda, McCullers, Bundy, Stroman, Walker, Ray, McCarthy, Roark
    RP: Norris, Glover, Reed, Rivero

    Thanks!

  36. mrbaseball says:
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    Jeff Hoffman and Wheeler for Tanner Roark – Keeper League – Hold or Trade Roark

  37. ryanoger says:
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    Holds league, drop Rosenthal for Ottavino (who is coming back in a few days) or hold?

  38. jiggy nits says:
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    NL only. in a vacuum.

    Villar OR Markakis + Corey Knebel

  39. BAC says:
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    5X5 OBP. Trying to pry Goldy away from last place team.

    Freeman, K. Davis, and Pineda ? Was also thinking Darvish, K. Davis, Peraza. Which one do you think is better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BAC: Better for who? Obviously the trade without the guy who’s out for months is better for him

      • BAC says:
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        @Grey: Apologies crappy wording. I guess the best question is am I giving up too much in either scenario?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re not

  40. Seeing Desmond play well last night truly warmed the cockles of my heart! Hopefully he won’t get benched anymore. I feel some big things coming up for him and Story.

    With gingerbread Turner coming back tomorrow how do I get him back in my lineup? Thinking of dropping Broxton, sliding Turner back to 3B and rotating Util spot between him and Desmond?

    C-Santana, 1B-HR to the izzo, 2B-Trea, 3B-Gyorko, SS-Story, OF-Stanton,Conforto,Duvall, Util-Desmond, B-Broxton DL-Turner.

    Danke!

  41. Sano you don't tell nobody says:
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    Hey grey

    Here is my pitching staff
    Lester
    Happ (possible drop one more chance)
    Vargas
    Wheeler
    guerra (streamer)

    I have the opportunity to get greinke I would have to give up bellinger or encarnacion I currently have them plus rizzo and pujols at first…. what is you opinion I just jumped from 12 to 6th with that same rotation!

    I
    Miranda (possible not streamer)
    Paxton
    Bundy
    blach (possible not streamer)

  42. Scuffy McGee says:
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    11 tm keeper. Would moving Donaldson to get Carrasco be a good move for me? If not, what SP should I target for Donaldson?

    Thanks!

  43. SMITTY says:
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    Bellinger has cooled off considerably, how long are you holding in a 10 team h2h league? I’m pretty solid in my OF with Benny, Desmond, Stanton, Braun and in great shape at 1B with Goldy, Myers, and Freeman.
    I would be dropping him for batty call/streamer spot.

    Some of the top guys on the wire…
    Smoak
    Carlos Santana
    Adams
    Moncada
    Domingo Santana
    Enciarte
    Harvey
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Puig

    Thanks as always

    • b the esq. says:
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      @SMITTY: Hold Bellinger. League is adjusting to him, he will adjust as well. He is still hitting, just not as ridiculously as he was when he arrived. There’s a reason he was a top 8 prospect in all of baseball coming into the season.

  44. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, Gallo + Kiermaier for Dahl? Thanks in advance!

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @DBo: Gallo side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DBo: Gallo

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DBo: I’d take Dahl…I hate Gallo

  45. Bryce says:
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    Grey, start Piscotty or Broxton today?

    Thanks!

  46. Bay of Puigs says:
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    Rest of Season who wins in a trade?

    Longoria and Lester for Rendon and Jimmy Nelson

    Cheers

  47. Swfcdan says:
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    Ha finally get the heading name now.

    Tomas hasn’t been very special, and now hurt. My DL list is absurd and I have OF’s like Bonifacio, Peralta, and Haniger returning to go along with Conforto, Dahl, Stanton.

    Anyway just wanted approval on dropping Tomas for the latest sexy SP streamer? My rotation is a mess, so think I have to.

  48. OaktownSteve says:
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    “You stink. Why didn’t you go to Helton’s retirement, you selfish turd?!”

    It’s the top of the 10th inning. Smoak has just followed up Donaldson’s go ahead homer with his second home run. At least half of the 1000 or so left in the stands are streaming to the exits. It’s so quiet in the stadium I can actually hear the Blue Jays players and coaches congratulating Smoak in the dugout and I’m sitting in the top deck.

    But the A’s chief heckler in the right field bleachers is not through. He has prepared material for Tulo and by god he’s going to use it. He dusts off an obscure reference from years ago and gives it a full throat, audible to ever remaining fan, player and coach.

    Also yesterday the two guys in the taco truck got into a full wrestling match in the truck. One of them was screaming “get the fuck out, bro.” Pots and pans were falling everywhere. My girl friend goes up to the truck and yells, “HEY, can I get my tacos?” And I’ll be damned if they didn’t stop and finish the tacos.

  49. Five-On-One says:
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    2 Catcher league (12-team, 5×5). Duffy and Grandal for Darvish. Fair? Which side?

  50. Billy Ray Valentine says:
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    I know the answer should be Springer. But Lamb or Springer? H2H points dynasty keep forever. Lamb has Springer by 80 points in our league. He’s got 15 more rbi’s, 10 more walks, 3 more triples, 3 steals to Springer’s 0!!! (Emphasizing the 0, not the the three to zero) Caught stealing 2x, but George caught 3x. Springer has 7 more runs, 5 more singles, 1 more homer, and 8 less strike outs. Lamb is a year younger. G-money was supposed to come up and mash 30 and steal 30, but where are the steals? Trying to decide who to keep and who to potentially trade to upgrade at SP. Or is it a wash? Great write up as always, thanks for all the time and hard work you guys put in.

  51. Cheese says:
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    16 team H2H 6×6 (OPS, QS, K/BB, K/9, NSVH)

    For a 16 team league I feel like I have tons of pitching depth and should move some for more hitting depth. Would it make sense to move Greinke for Sano or Braun?

    C – Matt Wieters
    1B – Tommy Joseph
    2B – Roughned Odor
    3B – Ryon Healy
    SS – Trea Turner
    CI – David Freese
    MI – Freddy Galvis
    LF – Ian Desmond
    CF – Adam Jones
    RF – Stephen Piscotty
    OF – Carlos Beltran
    OF – Jorge Bonifacio
    Util – Josh Bell
    BEN – Justin Bour, Pablo Sandoval

    SP – Zack Greinke, Lance McCullers, James Paxton, Jake Odorizzi, Zack Wheeler
    RP – Edwin Diaz, Hector Neris, AJ Ramos, Shane Greene
    DL – Madison Bumgarner, Nate Karns

  52. Piss in a Gatorade Bottle says:
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    Peraza vs Leake or CarGo vs Lester today?

  53. hitman004 says:
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    Does anyone feel comfortable starting Joe Ross today? I think SON is crazy!

  54. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Fantastic article today, Grey! BTW, I binged watched The Keepers about two weeks ago, and am still trying to recover. Such a well-done series, but harrowing as hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: My one complaint is it started like old lady Scooby Doo and became an indictment of the church

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: agree. It (the keepers) had charm at first, but fell flat. Disappointing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, was bummed bc was looking forward to it

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Curious George Springer: @Grey: there are way better things to watch on Netflix, like Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest and Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t spoil it!

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Well said. I was assuming they had built the series to slowly work up to an “It was Old Man Jenkins!” unmasking before it turned into Spotlight. The tone was masterful, though. Just wish the long ride had a more satisfying destination.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, totally

  55. The Great Knoche says:
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    Stop cursing Greinke. Start cursing Chris Sale.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Also Villar hitting 7, Broxton 8.

      Eric Sogard leading off. FMFBBL.

  56. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Guys – Braun or C Davis – ROS in 5×5 H2H league??

  57. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league:

    My 2B is Merrifield

    My McCullers for Schoop and Wave Davis

    Which side?

    Thanks!

    • Boy Wonder says:
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      @Boy Wonder: do I NEED to do this?

      Hedges
      Encarnacion
      Merrifield
      Bryant
      Bogaerts
      Thames
      Bruce
      Hicks
      Smoak
      Bench: Kiermaer

      Giles
      Colome
      Norris
      Rivero
      McCullers
      Manaea
      Wood DL
      T Walker DL
      Strailey
      Chase Anderson
      Folty
      Cahill DL
      Morton DL

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No

  58. Sock it to me says:
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    Would you start Volquez today vs. PIT?

  59. Reverend on the Radio says:
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    8×8 league (total bases, OBP, slugging)

    Would you make any swaps ?
    C hedges
    1b Rizzo
    2b Castro
    3b Gallo
    Ss. Correa
    Of judge, Stanton, ozuna
    Util – springer, conforto
    Bench benintendi, polanco, belted
    Dl turner

    Free agents – gyorko, McCann

    Thanks!

  60. Count de Monetball says:
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    Hahahaha, Rudy!!! A SE7EN reference in the title, LO7E It!

  61. Five-On-One says:
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    12-team 5×5 redraft league – Trout for Kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  62. Scott says:
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    Choose 2 for ROS:

    Salazar, Maeda, JC Ramirez, Volquez, Sabathia, Musgrove, Blach

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC, Edinson

  63. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    14-team keeper. My pitching is all messed up. Would you trade Nola for AJ Ramos? I need desperate help with saves.

  64. cutchs dreads says:
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    Morning!

    12tm H2H 6×6 (+OBP (for BA) +XBH, +QS) redraft

    Was offered the following trade:

    Goldshizz + Sandoval + Daniel Norris –for– Crush Davis + Benintendi + McCullers

    I’d drop Pablo and stash Moncada. Hitting has been a weakness as I am bottom three in HR, XBH, RBI & OBP while Pitching has been a bit of a strength as I’m top 4 in K, W, L, ERA & Whip (2nd to last in QS)

    Team looks like this:
    C: Grandal
    1B: Crush/Thames
    2B: Kipnis/Cesar/Drury
    3B: Bregman/Franco
    SS: Diaz/Russell
    OF: Kemp/Ozuna/Benintendi/Pillar/Zimmer
    …Currently 3 of the aforementioned are bench bats

    SP: Darvish/Cueto/McCullers/Shoemaker/Harvey/Faria/Delgado/Marquez/Maeda(?)/Velasquez(DL)

    He said Cueto and McCullers are interchangeable, Crush has to be in the deal and he won’t give back much in the way of pitching. So, should I…

    A) Take the deal and stream McCullers’ spot

    B) Swap Cueto for McCullers and Wheeler for Norris

    D) Counter with: Crush + Cueto + Kipnis –for– Shizz + Wheeler + Peraza (may need another SS with Russell struggling and potential suspension)

    What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D

  65. Murph says:
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    Yo G –
    1 Springer for Ray and Keirmeir? Fair? Which side?
    2 How bout Sano for Ray? Same question….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer… Sano, but fair

  66. The Guillentine says:
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    Should I drop Odor in a 10 team league 5×5? Will this breakout happen?

    Thanks! You inspire me to be better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  67. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Grey, would you trade Smoak and R Hill for any/all of these pitchers in 10 team h2h? Bumgarner, Degrom, Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft? Archer, I guess but lot harder to find hitters than SPs in 10 team league

  68. Benintendo64 says:
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    14 Team H2H 5×5 with QS and OPS- I just traded away Keuchel and Degrom for Mookie and Stanton in two separate trades. My remaining Pitchers:

    SP- McCullers, Wood, Nova, Berrios, Maeda
    RP- Rivero, Stripling, Hand, Neris, Rosenthal

    My lineup is now stacked cause I already had Arenado and Votto, but did I decimate my rotation beyond repair when the only thing available on waivers are the likes of Eickhoff, Cobb, Cotton, etc.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ll be all right

  69. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    My teams are terrible, I don’t even have any analysis. At least Charlie Morton is on the DL for real like I said he would be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My NFBC team needs pitching and keeps going in the wrong direction

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I was gaining last week, and now have dropped every day since then. My whole team goes on the DL on Mondays at 7:06PM EST every week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha, I hear that

  70. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Thanks for the write-up. Just read it now, as I arrived 2 minutes ago. It’s a sight for sore eyes!

    a. Crazy stories from Africa, part 1

    Along the road, there are people who sit by the roadside panhandling! There are two crazy items attached to that:

    1. They actually think that someone will stop and give them something. [Our security rule book says NEVER leave the convoy and NEVER stop unless it’s a BIG emergency, like having to sign up Faria before his start yesterday!]
    2. People actually stop on the road and give them money!!!

    b. Crazy stories from Africa, part 2

    This afternoon I witnessed the craziest thing you’ll ever hear! Some kids threw rocks at mangos far up the mango tree to knock them down to the ground. The crazy thing? They then retrieve said unripe mangos and beat the hell out of them with sticks (with the skin still intact) to force the flesh into a puree!! Then they poke a hole in the skin and drink the puree with their filthy hands that they rarely if ever wash.

    c. Sorry for being late to the show, Better late than never.

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 8

    Sheriff: ‘And what about you, Colonel? What did you figure out from all of this, huh? I mean what would you have done with him if he came in? Would you wrap your arms around him to give a big sloppy kiss? Or would you have blown his brains out?

    Colonel Trautman: ‘I couldn’t answer that until I met him face to face.’

    Sheriff: ‘Well, there it is. Just as well we never got a chance to find out.’

    [Spoiler alert, part III!! He is still alive, Teasle!]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha B. That sounds delicious! C. Nice!

  71. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    correa, odor, severino for harper and villar which side would you like ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  72. Not your average Joe says:
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    Someone just offered me their Mitch Haniger for my Realmuto. If I accepted as is I would have to find somebody to drop and then add/drop for a FA catcher (options include Martin, Hedges, Flowers).

    Are you high enough on Haniger ROS (relative to my roster) to do that?

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Smoak; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Benintendi, Duvall, Desmond; Util – Piscotty; Bench –Polanco, C.Santana
    SP – Severino, Odorizzi, Shoemaker, Montgomery, Foltynewicz, Taillon (dl)
    RP – Holland, Bush, Wilson, Reed, Glover
    DL – Freeman, Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Haniger, grab Hedges

  73. The Guy says:
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    Martes called up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw

  74. brett says:
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    Would you trade away bregman and maeda for odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  75. markowskinator says:
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    Grey, I’m looking for some advice on how to weather my DL storm until August since my league only has one DL spot. Who is safe to drop at this point (DL or non-DL) and any suggestions on waivers I should target to pickup? Luckily I’m in first place by a decent margin yet due to heeding much of your pre-season rankings at draft time, but will need some help to stay there in my 10 team 6×6 H2H league. Any input is greatly appreciated!

    C: Weiters
    1B: Smoak
    2B: Odor
    3B: Healy
    SS: Correa
    CI: Desmond
    MI: Devon Travis (DL – who knows how long?)
    IF: Maikel Franco
    OF: Stanton
    OF: Trumbo
    OF: Domingo Santana
    Util: Jose Ramirez
    BN: Segura (DL)
    BN: Trout (DL)
    BN: Hanniger (DL)
    DL: Freeman (DL)

    SP: McCullers
    SP: Carlos Martinez
    SP: Pineda
    RP: Giles
    RP: Melancon
    RP: Neris
    P: Justin Wilson
    P: Brad Hand
    P: Maeda
    P: Leake
    BN: Jaime Garcia
    BN: Lynn
    BN: Alex Wood
    BN: Duffy (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Travis, Haniger, Duffy

  76. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Schebler or Avisail ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  77. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Matt Carpenter is available in my league – him over Crush Davis? Standard Roto batting cats with OBP and Ks added

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis over Carp

  78. Oppo taco says:
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    DJL, G Cole and moncada or Trea turner and Salazar. Keeper league, whAt side do you prefer? Is it close?thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  79. swfc_dan says:
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    Has Tim Anderson still got potential or is he just not very good? Can’t understand why he doesn’t steal more, no one on the Chi Sux does.

    Been offered Joc and TA for Mancini in a 16 team dynasty. Sounds good on paper but right now Anderson would be essentially useless for me, with Diaz at SS (not that he’s been good), so it could basically be Joc for Mancini. Still think it’s worth doing, you soured much on Joc going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Anderson/Joc

  80. brett says:
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    Can you rank these DL options to stash?

    Duffy, Gray, Rodon

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, Gray

  81. Tommy says:
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    Grey, In a dynasty league can I give up on Gausman? Jimmy Nelson was dropped and I am considering that swap. I know Gausman will be good if I drop but his numbers and the AL East kill me. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  82. Ed Clinton says:
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    Who wins this trade ROS? 12 TEAM H2H 7×7

    Kris Bryant for T.Frazier, E.Santana and G.Holland?

    I’d be the one receiving Bryant. Frazier has been disappointing and Im getting slaughtered weekly by OBP/H/R.

    Ervin is supposed to regress and has appeared to do so. Todd is wrecking my OBP and Holland is good but its a SV+HLDs league, I could find a suitable replacement i believe.
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  83. Sdub88 says:
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    Who to stash Duffy or Eduardo Rodriguez or neither? (Trout is already taking up my 1 DL spot). Basically would be dropping one of Duffy or Rodriguez for streaming purposes.

    Also I own Lackey – has he entered the realm or streamer only in 10 team mixed league or continue holding?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  84. Jon says:
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    Which side? Rendon+Conforto or Arenado in a dynasty league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  85. richard says:
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    guerra or jaime garc? thinking Guerra can get those W’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  86. Xhibit says:
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    12 team yahoo 6×6, Holds and OBP.

    My A. Miller and Y. Alsonso for his J. Lamb and C. Kluber.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb side

  87. Chris says:
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    Thanks grey!
    What side do you like?

    Belt Duvall cespedes
    For
    Syndergaard-wood-pillar

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  88. Los Putos says:
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    Morning,

    With recent news on russell, would you look to drop him for J Mercer or J iglesias?

    We start 2 SS with my other being Swanson and ill be eyeballing Rosario for a possible call up soon.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now unless there’s news I haven’t heard

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        if found true ill prolly end up dropping him cuz, well, fuck that scumbag.

        while not the best strategy to try and get a winning team since he can come back and possibly right the ship, but ill be completely turned off by him and wouldnt want him on my roster

        am i the only one that thinks like this when it comes to fantasy sports?

        to avoid real life pieces of shit even if they are fantasy studs and can help your team?

        anyhow, if i do drop him, i forgot to add that jose reyes is also avail

        [insert sideways glancing emoji]

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d likely hold for now, he’s a POS prolly but doesn’t stop me from owning him in fantasy

  89. jorge says:
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    Conforto is a top X OF ROS? 12-team mixed OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      30

  90. Reece King says:
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    Give Donaldson get Lamb and Ray? Keeper league points. Format. Donaldson can be kept in future years. Ray and Lamb are big bargains.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  91. The Dude says:
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    Pick a side:

    HanRam
    or
    Severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley, it’s fair

  92. J-FOH says:
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    I just watched all 7 seasons of mad men in about two weeks time. Glad I finally got to experience it after reading your takes on it over the years. I’ve been having more instances of brown liquor and non filter cigarettes recently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s an undertaking… how was it watched like that? I had lots of meh moments thru the years with it

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: much better that way. I couldn’t imagine following this for 7 seasons. My most meh moment for me was the movie ending for a TV show. Great show when you power watch though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Interesting… I think it’s prolly easier to excuse a lot of nonsense when you’re watching a new episode in five mins vs twelve months

          • J-FOH says:
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            Way easier to forgive lags and meh-ness. We power watched sons of anarchy and it was the same thing. I think all hour long shows have a lag in them. It’s hard to tell such a grand story one hour at a time especially when writing from season to season. It’s not like someone is going to write 90 episodes before ever shooting it where every scene is perfectly crafted. Take Roger Sterling, great character but also sometimes used as nothing more than comic relief. Maybe it’s me but the last season was one of my least favorites. It felt like they didn’t know how to end it. Which is sad. You have this great main character, deeply flawed emotionally and psychologically. I want to see him deal with Betty’s death. And the end, what a rip off. He sees another man cry, hugs him meditates and all is well again? Talk about cheap movie ending. For such a complex character it was bupkis. The end of season 6 when he takes his kids to his old house was a great place to move in a healing direction and they didn’t . He finally reveals his true self to his partners and children then we go back to same old fucked up don. Anydahoo I enjoyed the show but have strong feelings because it’s so fresh.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t disagree, I binged Lost, and all the problems people had with it, I was fine with it b/c I watched five mins later after a bad episode where they were waiting 18 months at some points… I disliked Mad Men’s final season, honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of the last few… It peaked around the third for me… There were moments along the way tho… Peggy Olsen is in Handmaid’s Tale and that’s solid

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I watched lost from day one and by season 4 I’m starting to fume because I knew they had no clue what they were doing. It felt obvious when JJ Abrams left the show. Then how it ended validated me and that the title of the show was really about the writers and show runner being clueless twats.

                On mad men I love that my next door neighbor and one of my best friends growing up looks exactly like a taller Pete Campbell.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Pete Campbell! Ha! Haven’t thought of him in a while…Trudy was hot… Yeah, Lost didn’t bother me bc/ I watched it in one month

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: You see her looking really good in sleeping with other people. This scene will always be my favorite with them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfeEReNKYlY

                    So the fact that 3/4 of Lost was bogus and had nothing to do with the ending doesn’t bother you?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, forgot about that…. It didn’t bother me about Lost because I only wasted a month of my life, not 7 years

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Yeah well fuxk you and your power watch. I wasted too many years on that piece of crap.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can’t even imagine with that show too, bc you had all of those theories to wade through, wasting so much of life thinking about something the writers hadn’t even thought about

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      So many this makes no sense moments. I had friends bail after season 2. I wish I was them.
                      Season 1 though was probably one of the best season 1’s I have ever seen.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, the pilot is one of the best ever

  93. Chucky says:
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    Throwin in the towel on Villar……Lowrie, Happ or Whit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  94. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Who would you drop for Domingo Santana

    Carlos Santana
    Cody Bellinger
    Aaron Hicks
    Justin Bour
    Gregory Polanco

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

  95. herschel says:
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    @Grey: not sure if this more of a question for Ralph, but do you see Luke Weaver getting the call any time soon? he has been looking pretty solid thus far in the minors…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At some point when Wacha or Garcia is injured

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: pretty sure a garcia injury wouldnt help weavers case, but got ya. thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dur, I’m dumb, but you get the point

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: i would imagine answering 1000 questions per day for six months could have some potential long term effects, so thank you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

            • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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              @herschel: j.garcia was on STL for a long time.

  96. H says:
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    Matt Carpenter or Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

      • H says:
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        @Grey: thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. H says:
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    I know you’re not a fan of DeGrom but he was dropped in my league today. Would you place a waiver claim for him and drop anyone on my staff?

    Pineda, Ray, Severino, Berrios, Nova, Taillon, Stroman, Wood
    Giles,Robertson,Osuna,Knebel

    I’m thinking hold but I know the upside of DeGrom when he gets things figured out. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, deGrom over Taillon

      • H says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    the fulmer/porcello comparisons further extend themself, fulmer getting porcello’d big time in that inning (the old porcello’d of getting very unlucky with singles, not the last year getting porcello’d where you get lucky as all get out and people hand you trophies for it later)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  99. Bill Brasky says:
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    Drop Taijuan or Peacock to pick up Brian Johnson for his start tomorrow against DET? Or hold?

    SON is not a fan of the start (-19!), but wanted to see what you thought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  100. Jim says:
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    I have the #1 waiver wire pick and was considering dropping Gurriel for Eugenio Suarez.
    Is that a big enough upgrade to use,y top pick .?
    Thx, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  101. Dancin Homer says:
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    12-team H2H league; is it time to cut bait on Josh Bell bc C**t Hurdle can’t figure out what a MLB manager is supposed to do?

    Or hold so that hopefully Bell turns it around & shoves his pepper right up C**t’s C**t?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s droppable

  102. MikeZ says:
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    Drop polanco for pillar in my 12 team 5×5 league with no bench? Thinking I should hold, but I wonder how much longer I wait to drop him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  103. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    If you’re Mike Trout watching the Angels game, you’ve gotta be thinking, “Where the hell was all this offense when I was healthy?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  104. Crime Dog says:
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    thoughts on Ben Zobrist ROS. he’s been brutal this year and sounds like he’s dealing with a possible wrist injury now. He was just dropped in my 14 team league. He a must add? I would think that whole cubs offense is a sleeping giant but who knows.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him bc I wouldn’t have drafted him

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: Agree but for the price of free not even taking him sounds like?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not even taking him sounds like? Huh?

          • Crime Dog says:
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            @Grey: I know you wouldn’t draft him, neither would I, but you’re not even taking him for free is what it sounds like, correct?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t own him in mixed leagues, and in NL-Only leagues he wouldn’t be on waivers

  105. Sock it to me says:
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    12 team H2H Yahoo league. Drop Hedges for Flowers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should’ve said ‘trim Hedges for Flowers’ so close to wonderful

  106. Cohen says:
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    That hammerhead Hurdle said Nicasio might close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a gooftard

  107. mikestatic says:
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    Hey Gray, I just traded away Cueto for Dozier. I was in serious need a MI with russell and Diaz playing bad. I have plenty of SP (Start 6 most weeks): Kluber, Carrasco, McCullers, Ray, Manaea, Berrios, Taillon (DL) and Teheran. Cueto just hasnt been that effective, what do you think? 12 team H2H 5X5 weekly Keep 6 forever. you think dozier picks it up, or is he just being dozier? lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  108. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12 Team H2H Categories

    Trumbo, Peraza, Bundy for Miggy, Verlander

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      New shizz?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I think it’s GIft of Gab’s new one. You know, the emcee from Blackalicious.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, so no Rugged new album?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Nah, not yet. Think he’s slowly working on one though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, slow is the key word there

  109. JC says:
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    Odorizzi, Manaea, Taillon, Strailey, McCarthy, Montgomery. I have two spots to fill. In a 12 teamer are these streamers so the hot hand gets the nod? Or do you see someone here that has upside ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon and stream

      • JC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. My team is a bunch of ball-less wonders. Having a guy with one is an upgrade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  110. westcoastpete says:
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    How come ROS Steamer projections at Razzball do not match Fangraphs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B/c these are Razzball/Steamer projections — Steamer doesn’t do playing time

      • westcoastpete says:
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        @Grey: It’s not just playing time. Tripple slash lines do not match…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Because they’re not the same

  111. richard says:
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    stash luke weaver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why are people asking about him today? Was something announced?

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: slow news day.

        • richard says:
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          @herschel: rotoworld said stash in ww article, needed to run it by the greybot

  112. Richard says:
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    Hi
    Would you pick up J Pirela in Deep NL Only league ?
    If so would you flip either J Osuna, D Dietrich or R Ruiz?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, over Dietrich

  113. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, 10 team. I have 83 points and 2nd place is at about 70. I’m in 1st in SB by 15 bags, and 4 runs ahead of 2nd place. So saying that would you trade a. Jones for Hamilton? I’m 4th in hr and 3rd in RBI. Not bad but don’t wanna get less since I’m way ahead I could just keep sailing until something pops up. My other of is j.d., Desmond, Gardner and souza. With Braun on do, thanks in advance man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re way up in steals and you want to trade for Hamilton?

      • Chisoxx_22 says:
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        @Grey:
        I’d be trading away Hamilton.

        • Chisoxx_22 says:
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          @[email protected]Chisoxx_22: after re reading that, I poorly asked that question, backwards basically.. is it Friday yet?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d take Jones, think you can do better tho, maybe a Trumbo type?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re trading for Jones then, not for Hamilton

          • Chisoxx_22 says:
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            @Grey: I could try to do better but the team who has jones is in like 7th so he wouldn’t threaten my lead, the other teams are clumped in the 2,3 and 4th place so I don’t want them to get hammy. But he offered his a Jones for my Hamilton

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  114. Judge Jury Executioner says:
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    Hey G, Ian Desmond or Cody Bellinger ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  115. Dubjay says:
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    Hey grey,
    WHich should I grab
    M.Mongomery vs COL
    Triggs @TB
    J.Biagini @SEA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montgomery

  116. Doc says:
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    What a year for pitching.

    Drafted –> Jon Gray-DL, VV- DL, Charlie Morton-DL, Pickups –> Amir Garret-DL, Trevor Cahill- DL

    What are the odds that every pitcher I draft hits the DL???? This year I ‘d say it’s about 80%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need a doc, Doc

      • Doc says:
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        @Grey: Look out for Detox! lol!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  117. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    1. Lose Nomar for Bruce or hold?

    2. Edwin Diaz, Melancon, and Addison Reed– If one had to go…who is it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Reed

  118. Oj Glove says:
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    Yo G

    Keeper league

    My

    Marte
    4
    Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte for keeper, fair if battling this year

  119. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    c-contreras
    1-pujols
    2-odor
    3-arenado
    ss-trea
    OF-Judge, Conforto, Duvall
    UTIL-JBJ, Nomar Maz

    Based on team above, do you think I should add DJ LeMahieu as a bench bat/fill in (was dropped and feel like his average and runs would be nice)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Maz if you like

  120. web says:
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    Drop Aledmys Diaz for Eric Sogard? Will Sogard get enough playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  121. jon says:
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    Fuck G.Cole sucks… my god what happened to this guy

    • jon says:
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      @jon:

      Cole for Grenkie?

  122. FrankGrimes says:
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    will Cole ever not pitch like a bitch?

    • jon says:
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      @FrankGrimes:

      I’m looking to trade him.. this was last straw…. whos a good target?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @jon:
        Perhaps another shit stain like Belt

        • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          @FrankGrimes: i thought belt was having a better than expected season. last year the bots loved him not so much this year. i don’t own belt anywhere (rarely last year), even though i’m in OPS/OBP leagues exclusively.

  123. peacecoast says:
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    does anyone in the world think John Jaso looks cool?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His relatives, maybe?

  124. JC says:
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    1. Please rank these for holds league. O’Day, Joe Smith, Rogers, Baez, McGee.

    2. Melancon and Melky or Marwin for Yelich fair?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Smith, O’Day 2. Sounds fair

  125. ryanoger says:
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    Who would you want out of the following:

    Kole, Polanco, DJ Le, Gardner, Bruce, or Carlos Beltran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them depending on needs

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        No real needs…I take it I should just decide based on your pre season rankings then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Kole for now

  126. Maverick says:
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    Hey Grey
    Any advantage to 1 side or the other in this trade?

    Aledmys Diaz/AJ Ramos/Ariel Miranda for

    Mazara/Hernan Perez

    Thank you sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez side

  127. Reed Smith says:
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    Hey Grey – off topic for sure – 10 team H2H, 3Yr Keeper, QS rather than W-L.
    Manaea (Rd 7 keeper for 3 years)
    or
    Berrios (Rd 25 Keeper for 3 Years)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  128. richard says:
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    Buck farmer, Alex Meyers or JA Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Meyer

  129. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    drop hahn or lamet (ations of owning dinelson) first for black sab (NYY SP). and yes i’d call a white guy named zombie “white” zombie for those who asked about this guy yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet

  130. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. odor/dickerson/rivero for kluber/hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  131. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    damn, i missed streaming norris (and was about to) by like 2 minutes. not that i think norris is great he was just best looking to me at the games that started later than 7 PM eastern.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  132. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Odor was dropped in my league…….would you drop Thames, Trumbo or Benintendi for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        Would you perhaps drop Villar instead of Benintendi for Odor? I have Trea Turner with SS and 2B eligibility.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Andrew Mellars says:
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            Thanks a shit ton! I’m banking on Odor having a big second half of the season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me too!

  133. speill says:
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    Hi Grey. would you rather stream The Shark at home vs Minn ? Moore at home vs Minn or Wacha at home vs Phils thank s a bunch!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shark

  134. 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

    (2) DL: Haniger

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

    1) Did you say buy low on Darvish!? Who should I offer up to try and pry Darvish away from the team below? I asked him who he wants but no reply yet…

    2) I know you advised trying to flip Owings for Samardzija a few days ago but I haven’t heard back from this team yet and if he won’t do Samardzija for Owings, which other SP would you take for Owings instead? I don’t want to sell too low on Owings and I’d rather get someone of value for him instead of dropping him since I don’t like normally having a bench bat…

    3) Also do you think it’s good idea to maybe try buying low on Machado? Ideas there?

    (1) C: Perez
    (1) 1B: Miggy
    (1) 2B: Murphy
    (1) SS: Machado
    (1) 3B: Carpenter
    (3) OF: A. Garcia, Bellinger, Benintendi
    (2) UT: Alonso, Smoak
    (6) Bench: C. Taylor, Crawford, Thames, M. Gonzalez

    (2) DL: Kinsler, Werth

    (3) SP: Strasburg, Darvish, Stroman
    (2) RP: Herrera
    (4) P: G. Gonzalez, Samardzija, Vargas, Tanaka
    (6) Bench: S. Gray, Pomeranz, Harvey

    (2) DL: n/a

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. See who he wants 2. Ask him 3. Sure

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Bahah thanks Grey but I already did ask and I’m still waiting to hear back… so in the meantime I like to get your ideas on who’d offer since you’re way better at fantasy baseball than me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m the king! Maybe Edwin for Yu?

  135. speill says:
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    Sorry scratch Watcha. Im looking at Miranda at home vs The Blue Jays Thanks

  136. William Hung says:
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    Looks like Joe Ross got all his issues ironed out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha apparently

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: looks like these past 2 games are a sign that Crush Davis’ hot streak is over. Hopefully he doesn’t wait too long to heat up again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh already?

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: 0-7 with 5 Ks – he’s swinging through a lot of fastballs right now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Geez

  137. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Gattis or Brian McCann ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

  138. speill says:
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    Miranda at home vs the Jays or The Shark at home vs Minn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shark

  139. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you start Nola @ STL. vs Wainwright-Sunday? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  140. The JoGarza says:
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    12-team H2H OBP.

    My Miggy for his Kemp and M.Reynolds?

    Miggy’s counting stats are lacking, but still rocking a .380 OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  141. William Hung says:
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    Holy hell – Edinson Volquez another 7 innings of shutout ball…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I grabbed him

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Is he a better play than Straily, Joe Ross, or Biagini?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially, about the same

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @William Hung: damn shame i only went against SON and grabbed him 2 weekends ago in one 20 teamer. but now i gotta drop at least one of farmer/hahn/andriese/volquez when andriese comes back shortly. dynasty so not just easy answer.

  142. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Apparently it was asking way too much for the Astros to score more than 1 run against crappy Jason Hammel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: But still Lance, has been nails. That changeup has really come along.
        A month or so ago that Stros announcers were talking about how he changed his routine on the road so he has less down time before taking the mound. Results have been great since.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s kinda gorge

  143. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- in a keeper, do you value Lindor over Story?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  144. William Hung says:
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    Can someone please tell Ned Yost to STOP PITCHING HERRERA IN NON-SAVE SITUATIONS?!?!?!?!?!

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @William Hung: To be fair, he brought his closer in the top 9th in a tie game. Not uncommon.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Fred Garvin MP: Yeah 100% rant cause he destroyed my good start from Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why do any of them pitch closers in non saving situations?

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: tie games are leverage situations, this isn’t same thing as the utter stupidity of putting them in when losing by a score of probably more than 2. epitome of it is how completely awful aj ramos is this year in non saves vs saves. and nearly all of his bad stats were in situations where the WORST RP should’ve been in the game (i.e. down 5 or more). and as far as that utter b.s. “he needed some work” line, is that serious. you can’t just have him throw to his teamates in a practice session or a bullpen session?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m with ya there

  145. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey whats up man? I have been owning wieters all season and been happy, buy avila is a FA in my league…should I swap? ROS 6×6 OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  146. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Thx man, Who do you like in these Start…..Junis @SD, Pom @Det, C. Anderson @Ari start 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None, Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2? Anderson, Pom

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