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Welcome, prematurely balding men and five women who are married to prematurely balding men and decided if you can’t beat them, join them!  Make yourself comfortable, this is gonna be a long post.  Here, enjoy some coffee.  Oops, you just drank rat poison.  Don’t worry, it can’t be worse than owning Chris Archer in the 1st half.  Oh, you owned him and that’s why you drank the poison!  Now, I’m following!   Hey, I’m supposed to be leading!  Before we get into the top 100 for the 2nd half of 2016 fantasy baseball, let’s just be glad our 18-year-old selves can’t see us now, we’d get beat up!  But our twelve-year-old selves would think we’re the coolest!  So, as with all of the other 2016 fantasy baseball rankings, take this list with a grain of salt.  If you need a 2nd baseman, but an outfielder is above him that doesn’t mean you can’t trade that outfielder for that 2nd baseman.  Also, things change in fantasy baseball.  Daily.  I could put Bryce Harper number two on the top 100 list for the second half of 2016 and he could pull a–Well, we won’t even mention an injury with Bryce.  Why soil a good thing, ya know?  This list is a road map for where I think guys are valued.  It’s not the Holy Grail in the Church of Grey, that would be my mustache.  This list is NOT (caps for emphasis, not aesthetics) where I see guys ending up if you were to take their first half and combine it with the 2nd half. This is simply a list of the top hundred fantasy baseball players if you were to pick them up today.  So while David Price did not have the greatest first half, he will appear on this list because I still believe.  The projections are not their combined 1st half and 2nd half numbers; these are their projections for the 2nd half of 2016.  I also liberally used our rest of the season Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  That’s right, we have a Player Rater that tells you what players will do.  It’s like that camera from The Twilight Zone.  Welcome to the future!  Anyway, here’s the top 100 for fantasy baseball for the 2nd half of 2016:

1. Mike Trout – Really, any of the top 20 or so guys could be the best hitter in the 2nd half, which means I’ve just hedged this top 100 better than Groundskeeper Willie and I can now take a nap for thirty players.  *dream sequence*  Wow, Giancarlo is in a whipped cream dress and I’m a giant tongue.  This is awesome.  *alarm clock buzzes*  Damn!  Okay, yes, any could be the best player, but I want safety up top, so someone like Kris Bryant could be most valuable in the 2nd half, but Trout’s safer.  Projections:  48/19/50/.321/8

2. Bryce Harper – What I said for Trout goes double for Bryce.  I will save us both the semantics of writing the same thing twice.  I say it goes double because Bryce hasn’t had the greatest 1st half, but he’s safer than most and could have the best 2nd half.  Glory, glory Halle Berry!  Projections:  46/20/52/.306/5

3. Paul Goldschmidt -A lot to ask of Au Shizz to have more homers in the 2nd half than his 1st half when there’s less games in the 2nd half, but the 1st half isn’t the 2nd half, and the 2nd half isn’t the 1st half.  *waits for balloons*  Damn, I thought I would’ve won something for writing the most confusing sentence ever.  Projections:  44/17/51/.312/9

4. Kris Bryant – If you’re playing Playstation’s MLB game all during the break, trying to keep Bryant as hot as he was entering the break, I can understand it.  Though, I don’t get why you haven’t showered in a week, but I’m sure you have your reasons.  Projections:  48/18/51/.277/5

5. Anthony Rizzo – Up until about two weeks ago, Rizzo and Bryant were tied in homers, runs, RBIs, average and ERA.  In fact all the top 100 hitters are tied in ERA, but they’re cheating since they haven’t pitched.  What I’m getting at is Rizzo could catch up to Bryant with one hot week.  The week of August 7th, specifically.  What?  I’m related to Zoltar.  Projections:  46/19/53/.271/3

6. Max Scherzer – My 2nd half rankings depart from my 1st half rankings in one major way, I give more credence to top pitchers.  A few reasons A) Pitchers get hurt and are risky, but, at this point in the season, we know which pitchers are healthy and pitching well.  B) A top pitcher can make a huge difference still, whereas an upside flyer on a pitcher isn’t as valuable.  I.e., if your ratios need help, a flyer on someone like Tyler Glasnow is only going to get you so far, whereas Scherzer can make a difference in the final months.  C)  There’s no C.  Projections:  11-2/2.59/0.98/131

7. Mookie Betts – Not a whole lot of the rankings here will correlate with next year’s preseason rankings, but I could see Betts being here, whether or not you’re a gambling man.  Projections:  55/14/45/.303/12

8. Nolan Arenado – I’m just going to leave this pile of feathers right here, before I start stuffing them into pillows to send to Indonesia for all the kids who sleep every night without a pillow.  *notices a small breeze at first*  Wait, shut the windows!  No!  It’s a Torenado!  My feathers for the Indonesian children!!!  Projections: 42/18/50/.296/2

9. Manny Machado – Let the debates begin!  Not Hillary and Trump, Machado or Arenado!  I debated which should be ranked first between these two longer than I care to admit.  Okay, for 27 seconds.  And I could still see Machado over Arenado.  I ended up this way, because of Coors and Machado hasn’t stolen one base all year.  Projections:  48/15/47/.295/4

10. Jose Altuve – On our Player Rater, which measures what players have already done, Altuve is number one.  He got out to an early lead in April and never relinquished that spot.  Some people came knocking for him, but Altuve had one of those half doors and only opened the top.  Projections:  52/7/40/.327/20

11. Josh Donaldson – He hasn’t been quite as good as last year, but he hasn’t been that off from it either.  If last year he was A1, this year he’s homemade A1 steak sauce that tastes almost exactly the same but has omitted the xanthan gum and caramel color.  So it’s healthier, but no one wants healthier with steak sauce.  If I wanted healthier, I’d ask for tofu sauce!  Projections: 52/15/46/.291/4

12. Starling Marte – You know what type of socks the Pirates should wear?  Arggggghh-yle.  Take it, Highlights, it’s yours!  Projections:  39/9/42/.301/17

13. Chris Sale – You could take Scherzer, Sale and Bumgarner, put them in a hat and place them in any order.  Yes, you need a very big hat.  No, I don’t know where to find that big of a hat.  Stop with the semantics!  Projections: 9-2/2.89/1.04/117

14. Miguel Cabrera – He’s such a professional hitter, which doesn’t do him justice since, technically, Billy Butler is a professional hitter too.  Projections:  44/15/48/.311/1

15. Madison Bumgarner – Fun fact!  In the very politically correct San Francisco area, they call him Madison Homelessgarner.  Projections:  7-3/2.61/1.04/108

16. George Springer – If this were dynasty rankings, I’d have Springer much higher.  Somewhere between Joan Collins and Linda Evans.  Projections:  50/15/38/.271/9

17. Giancarlo Stanton – “Mi amor, I write you this letter to wish you the best in all of your future endeavors, and, if you see fit, open up that guest bedroom you haven’t used since 2014 and I’ll be waiting for you.  Ta-ta for now.”  Oh, sorry, didn’t hear you come in.  I was just writing a letter–Any hoo!  Giancarlo had about the worst possible first half for him.  And he still hit 20 homers!   Projections: 42/20/49/.254/1

18. Xander Bogaerts – In hindsight, I should’ve had Bogaerts ranked higher in the preseason, but, to me, hindsight is really just drawing a pair of glasses on your butt then mooning someone.  You should see my foresight!  Projections: 49/8/43/.317/8

19. Chris Davis – This guy is the type of hitter that could be worth about the same as Nadir Bupkis in the 2nd half, or could be the number one hitter in fantasy for two-plus months.  Projections: 37/20/47/.244/1

20. Carlos Correa – Gonna be hard to rank Correa next year if he doesn’t turn things around in the 2nd half.  That was my inner monologue.  Interesting, huh?  Projections:  37/14/45/.273/9

21. Mark Trumbo – Can I write the overrated in 2017 post for Trumbo right now?  Yeah, I likely can.  His HR/FB% is so obscenely bloated.  Then why am I ranking him so high here?  Because I’m done fighting him for this season.  He’s having one of those charmed years and then next year it’ll be Pumpkin-ville.  Projections:  37/16/42/.261/1

22. Francisco Lindor – If you wanted to rank Lindor above Bogaerts, I wouldn’t argue with you.  Arguing is chicken soup for the devil soul.  *licks pencil, writes in pad*  Possible title for self-help book, “Arguing is chicken soup for the devil soul.”  Projections:  41/9/44/.281/9

23. Eric Hosmer – He’s not quite as prolific, but he feels like the new, old Joey Votto.  The old Joey Votto new again?  The new Joey Votto of old?  You know what I mean!  Projections:  41/12/45/.303/4

24. Todd Frazier – Feels almost identical to what I said for Chris Davis, but with a lower ceiling and higher floor.  The Mertin-Flemmer Building’s Davis.  Projections:  38/15/44/.245/5

25. Yoenis Cespedes – The Mets needed a bat in the middle of their order this offseason, and they landed a solid one.  They now look at Yoenis and think, “I wonder if he can pitch.”  Projections:  42/15/45/.277/3

26. Gregory Polanco – Let’s just bask in my glory one last time.  This preseason, I said, “Two quick things:  Yes, I’m aware that Polanco is ranked insanely high in my rankings vs. other people’s rankings.  And, yes, I’m going to own Polanco on every team.  Confession Alert!  I had Polanco in the top 20 overall prior to seeing where others ranked him and moved him down a round.  I could’ve moved him down six rounds and still had him higher than everyone.  Polanco feels like an Arenado situation from last year.  By that I mean, I will say something to another fantasy baseball ‘pert like, “Do you like Polanco?”  They’ll reply, “Yeah, I love him.” I’ll follow up with, “Then why do you have him ranked 110 overall?”  They’ll answer, “I don’t know.”  Then my head will explode.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Damn, I am a special kind of idiot savant.  Projections:  44/10/41/.278/12

27. Clayton Kershaw – Bit of a wild card here, which is not something I’m used to saying about Kershaw.  If he returns healthy end of July, nice, you get ten starts and he’s ridiculously dominant.  If he has a setback or he’s not back until mid-August, you get either wonky or only six to eight starts.  More succinctly, there’s risk.  Most succinctly, *motions to game of Risk without saying anything* Projections:  7-2/2.17/0.86/119

28. Robinson Cano – Trumbo and this guy were my two big misfires with Sells this year.  Two misfires out of two-point-six million predictions isn’t terrible.  Yes, I counted them all.  Though, I stopped after 15 and rounded up a few million.  Projections:  41/13/48/.288/1

29. Stephen Strasburg – We’re about to go into a tier of pitchers that should feel safer than they do considering how high they’re ranked.  So, let’s embrace some risk!  *dons parachute*  And away we go!  *jumps off playground monkey bars*  Okay, this thing did not deploy.  Projections:  8-3/2.71/1.05/109

30. Jake Arrieta – I’m a little iffyboozled on where to rank Arrieta.  His walks are way up, his xFIP isn’t gorge and he’s struggled recently.  Still, he feels safer than most for ace numbers.  By the way, iffyboozled is totally a word.  Projections:  8-2/2.81/1.08/110

31. Carlos Carrasco – I was thisclose to ranking Carrasco above Arrieta, and with a microscope you can’t see how close my fingers are between this and close.  Like right there.  Not iffyboozled by Carrasco, just it feels slightly safer going with this ranking.  Projections: 7-4/2.91/1.07/104

32. Danny Salazar – Not iffyboozled on how much I love Salazar, but again he just doesn’t feel as safe.  I can’t put my finger on it (because I have my hands up, dancing to Single Ladies by Beyonce).  Projections: 7-3/2.78/1.13/101

33. David Price – His middle name may as well be iffyboozled.  He has a terrible ERA but with almost one more K per nine than last year when he had a 2.45 ERA.  Talk about bad luck.  Sorry, let me rephrase.  Simon says talk about bad luck to yourself.  Projections:  8-3/3.07/1.09/110

34. Jose Fernandez – The Marlins have already said they’re going to shut Jo-Fer down early, then I look at his WHIP and I’m like, “Watch his WHIP…Yay…Yay… Watch his WHIP…Yay…Yay…”  Projections: 5-3/2.41/1.04/99

35. Jacob deGrom – I don’t understand why deGrom’s velocity is down this year, causing his Ks to tank, but it’s concerning in its iffyboozlement.  Yet — again with some stank — YET!  He’s been solid enough in ERA and the NL East.  Projections:  7-4/3.11/1.13/90

36. Noah Syndergaard – I’m worried about Matz.  Won’t have any faith in Harvey for a few years.  And now Syndergaard ends the 1st half with arm fatigue.  It’s more of a gut call, and I just ate a vegan meatloaf that they called metaloaf, but Syndergaard feels like he can finish the year productively.  There is a ton of iffyboozlement here though.  Projections:  8-3/2.77/1.09/114

37. Charlie Blackmon – Fun fact!  Charlie Blackmon wears Drakkar Noir and tells people, “Call me, Chazz Noirman.”  Projections:  52/8/32/.288/10

38. Carlos Gonzalez – At one point during the making of this list, I had CarGo up in the top 20, but with news that he’s actively asking for a trade, I have cold feet.  “Grey, there’s 15 places in your neighborhood for socks.”  No, Siri, I have cold feet is an expression, just type what I tell you.  “There is no expressway for cold feet in your area.”  Ugh.  Projections:  38/14/41/.274/2

39. Corey Seager – This guy is one of the biggest differences between my rest of the season rankings and our Rest of the Season Player Rater.  The RoS PR is powered by Steamer, which uses cold hard math, and I lean more on gut, which can fluctuate depending on what I last ate.  Also, Steamer seems to hate guys with smaller sample sizes.  Sounds like this girl I used to date.  Projections:  41/13/37/.279/3

40. Nelson Cruz – Kinda in same boat as Chris Davis and Todd Frazier.  The all-or-nothing boat, which is also what the Titanic’s shipbuilder called his follow-up.  Projections: 36/18/44/.257

41. Ryan Braun – There’s no tiers like my preseason rankings, but, if there were, I’d call this mini tier, “The fall of the former 2nd rounders.” Projections:  39/12/44/.308/7

42. Andrew McCutchen – How far should they fall from their 2nd round perch?  That’s the question.  After, of course, the question:  Did mom buy Cheetos like I asked her?  Projections:  40/10/41/.281/5

43. Jose Abreu – With McCutchen and Abreu, they likely should have fell further in the rankings.  If only they didn’t have a track record longer than Courtney Love’s arms, they would’ve.  Projections:  38/14/42/.281/1

44. Adam Jones – If we were going on what each player did in the first half, Jones would be above the previous few players, but we’re not going on what guys have done already.  This is what they’re going to do.  And I can’t even convince myself that Jones still won’t be better than McCutchen and Abreu.  Projections: 47/12/33/.265/1

45. Edwin Encarnacion – This is silly, but since Edwin hasn’t been injured yet this year, I’m expecting it to happen in the 2nd half.  Hey, I told you it was silly.  Projections: 36/14/41/.261/1

46. Jose Bautista – Since he should be activated soon after the All-Star break, I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt with this ranking.  So far this year in value, he’s just behind Melky.  If that continues, I will call him Jose Mucousy.  Projections:  41/16/44/.241/1

47. Corey Kluber – He’s the type of pitcher — oh, wee, oh, ooooooh — that gives so many innings with so many Ks, he’s more valuable than what you see with just his ratios.  I’m the type of fantasy baseball ‘pert that gets suspicious when Bill Cosby tells me the puddin’s delicious — oh, wee, oh, ooooooh.  Projections: 7-4/3.41/1.06/108

48. Jon Lester – He’s the type of pitcher — oh, wee, oh, ooooooh — that gives so many Ks and so few walks, but baserunners be going to 2nd and don’t need no balks.   I’m the type of fantasy baseball ‘pert that leaves my drawers in your hamper, and then apologizes for the glass of water that was in the drawer and now everything’s damper — oh, wee, oh, ooooooh.  Projections: 8-3/3.09/1.10/97

49. Kyle Seager – You can set your watch by Seager’s stats.  Assuming you have a watch with a ‘home run hand’ and an ‘RBI hand.’  “Um….Let’s see…. It’s 17 RBIs past the Home Run?”  Projections: 40/12/41/.269/2

50. Rougned Odor – Right now, Rougned Odor’s parents are thinking, “Wait, which Rougned Odor did Grey rank?”  Projections:  37/12/44/.274/6

51. Kenley Jansen – SAGNOF!  Projections: 2-1/1.64/0.81/40, 20 saves

52. Aroldis Chapman – See Jansen, Kenley.  Or 1/18th inch above.  Or three inches if talking to a girl.  Projections: 3-1/1.77/0.98/45, 19 saves

53. J.D. Martinez – Just Dong needs to Just Damn-return!  Uh, Just …Dividend?  Thesaurus, you are failing me!  Projections:  31/13/35/.281/1

54. Johnny Cueto – He’s done so well in his move to San Fran and the NL West, it makes Samardzija look like an even bigger piece of shitmardzija.  Projections: 7-3/2.89/1.09/78

55. Buster Posey – The best catcher is the world’s tallest midget, but it’s not Altuve.  Weird!  Projections:  37/8/40/.295/2

56. Joey Votto – This is a bit of a snooze section, huh?  Oh, I know, it’s more like when your radio alarm goes off but is on a slow jam station.  Like Teddy Pendergrass is waking you up.  Projections:  34/11/33/.281/4

57. Adrian Beltre – I was just thinking, Beltre hasn’t had an injury to his nutsack in a while.  Do other people have thoughts like this?  Projections:  40/9/41/.283/1

58. Evan Longoria – Swear on Giancarlo’s tight tush, I rank these guys then jump around writing the blurbs, so I forget exactly where certain guys are.  Then, I landed here and saw Longoria and was like, “Why in the name of Ravi Shankar, is Longoria ranked this high?!”  Then I looked again at his stats and I kinda understood it.  Kinda.  With stipulations.  By the way, stipulations is not the liquid that comes out the side of your mouth when you suck too fast on a straw.  Projections:  37/13/40/.271/1

59. Albert Pujols – I ranked him a bit too high in the preseason, but he’s on almost the exact pace I expected of him with my preseason projections:  82/30/93/.257/4.  Prolly will miss on the runs by 15+, but it’s not my fault the Sciosciapath thought it was a good idea to make Jefry Marte a semi-regular.  Projections: 31/14/39/.258/2

60. Jonathan Villar – He goes through a five game stretch where you think he’s finally cooled off, then he steals five bags in four games and you’re like, “I wish I had more room on my Trapper Keeper for my Villar love.”  Projections:  37/3/20/.255/18

61. Maikel Franco – Full disclosure:  I had Maikel ranked here last week before he hit four homers in four games.  I always believed in Maikel.  I’m a Maikeliever.  Projections:  29/12/32/.271/1

62. David Ortiz – “Due to carpal tunnel from answering 500 comments a day for 20 years, I’m using my nose to type this.  Any hoo!  Welcome back for another great year here in 2026 and I’m glad to see Ortiz is having one more final season.  Only his 10th final season.”  That’s me in ten years.  Projections:  31/13/41/.275/1

63. Miguel Sano – I kinda like Sano more now than I did in the preseason.  Honestly, I have no idea why.  He’s still a good bet to hit .220 with nothing but the occasional homer.  Damn, I’ve already talked myself out of him.  Projections:  28/15/35/.235/1

64. Wil Myers – Here’s a little mini tier called, “You showed me something this 1st half and I’m rewarding you with a spot in my top 100, which is better than any monetary prize you could get (if the monetary prize is paid in nickels or pennies).”  Projections: 36/11/34/.275/6

65. Ian Desmond – What do Desmond, Myers, Nunez, Kinsler, Melvin and Story have in common?  They all play baseball!  Dude, that was easy.  Oh, and they all had a better 1st half than I’d expect in the 2nd half.  Projections: 41/12/38/.255/6

66. Ian Kinsler – What do Desmond and Kinsler specifically have in common?  They play baseball!  Are you paying attention?  Projections:  47/7/33/.274/5

67. Trevor Story – I wonder if Story calls David Dahl like Marvin Berry would call his cousin, Chuck.  Only instead of telling him he needs to check out a song, he needs to get a taste of Coors Field.  Projections: 35/11/36/.242/3

68. Eduardo Nunez – He’s ranked in the top 15 overall for fantasy in the 1st half.  So, yes, I needed to rank him somewhere in the top 100. Projections:  41/7/27/.291/14

69. Melvin Upton – See Nunez, but Melvin is only in the top 20.  Or look at Justin Upton’s owners weep, that’ll also get the point across about how well Melvin’s been. Projections:  31/9/34/.253/10

70. Marcell Ozuna –  OZUNA have 1st half to remember.  OZUNA owe 1st half to positive thinking.  OZUNA also give props to bat boy who told OZUNA to avoid being distracted by center field unicorn vomit statue.  Projections: 35/11/38/.268/1

71. Freddie Freeman – On a more general note, anyone ranked around here and not ranked at all could be the same within a few weeks.  I.e., Carlos Gomez gets hot after the All-Star break and Freeman goes cold, are they really that different?  No, homey, that’s what I’m saying.  Projections:  36/12/34/.275/2

72. Jeurys Familia – From Wikipedia, “The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.”  Well, I’m here to tell you it only took three days for them to type up this post.  No banana for Ling-Ling!  Type faster!  Projections: 1-2/3.12/1.18/30, 17 saves

73. Zach Britton – You know what it’s called when Britton leaves the bullpen?  A Brexit.  Projections: 1-1/2.65/1.01/33, 16 saves

74. David Robertson – D. Avid SAGNOF’er knows what’s up with closers, but I’ll hit you with some info on the quick fast.  Saves Ain’t Got No Face.  Essentially means a closer is a closer is a closer.  Doesn’t matter if they’re getting saves.  Those who owned the Swedish director of SAGNOF, Jeanmar, know what I’m saying.  With that said (Grey’s reversing shizz?!), if you need saves to gain points in your league, I say buy them aggressively in the 2nd half.  Projections:  1-2/3.03/1.21/35, 17 saves

75. Cole Hamels – His peripherals don’t look pretty, but, ya know what, Pineda’s peripherals do look pretty, and how well has that worked out?  Not to get all Murray Chass up in here, but I’m going on track record for Hamels over peripherals.  Projections: 7-3/3.35/1.25/85

76. Lance McCullers – He was working at the Ministry of Giving Up Silly Walks in the 1st half (5+BB/9), but I’m going to go out on a Bonsai tree limb and say he was dealing with some mechanics issue that is now ironed out like the Dokken patch on my denim jacket.  Projections:  6-4/3.12/1.24/91

77. Gerrit Cole – I moved Cole all over the top 100 before settling him into this spot.  Don’t love a pitcher returning from injury, and he wasn’t terrific prior to the injury (7.2 K/9), but he can be lights out, so it’s a gamble worth taking.  Hopefully, he’s not lights on.  “Hey, Roberto Kelly, what are you doing here?”  That’s what someone says after turning the lights on.  Projections: 6-5/3.02/1.21/72

78. Justin Upton – Bit of a joke that he’s even ranked in the top 100 with how his 1st half went.  It’s a visual joke.  Have someone open their team that owns Upton, and then laugh at the page.  Projections: 32/10/37/.251/5

79. Chris Archer – What better place to put Archer than with fellow schmohawk Upton.  These two should get a room.  Dot dot dot.  In a burning building.  Projections: 5-6/3.87/1.33/100

80. Jackie Bradley Jr. – On our Player Rater, JBJ has been around the 35th most valuable player.  Not most valuable hitter.  Not the most valuable outfielder.  The most valuable player in all of fantasy.  Power + speed + great lineup for runs and RBIs = A girl offering to go Dutch on a first date means you’re not getting laid.  Hmm, math is off there, was supposed to equal great fantasy value.  Projections: 34/9/36/.282/6

81. Lorenzo Cain – Think it’s fair to say last year was the year to own Cain…Sugar!, but if he returns quickly enough he will bat third and give you speed and power, similarly to actual Cain…Sugar!  Projections:  31/7/33/.298/7

82. Jonathan Schoop – The funny thing (not funny), Schoop will hit 25 homers this year, conceivably break out as I predicted in the offseason, and, next year, he’ll still be ranked too low by the big box sites.  Projections:  33/12/37/.271/1

83. Carlos Martinez – His velocity and ERA are fine.  His shoulder issues last September seem to be firmly in his rearview, but — NO, NOT BUT!  Sorry, Mr. Al Caps. — C-Mart’s Ks are way down.  Projections:  7-2/3.48/1.20/74

84. Yu Darvish – It’s so ridiculous he’s ranked this high.  He has 15 2/3 IP this year.  There’s an emoji for that.  It’s an eggplant followed by a mousetrap.  But I did rank him here because he has ace upside.  Projections:  3-1/2.43/1.10/55

85. Nick Castellanos – You know who Castellanos is in Coors?  Arenado.  Blasphemy or a truther you can’t handle?  Projections:  32/11/36/.282/1

86. Marcus Semien – It makes me so excited to be able to see Semien shoot this high in the rankings.  I could dot more eyes than Mississippi.  Projections: 33/12/37/.251/4

87. Jake Lamb – I’d just like to say, wham-bam, thank you, Lamb.  Projections:  31/10/37/.271/2

88. Christian Yelich – That whole breaking out thing didn’t really come to fruition with Yelich.  Unless we’re talking about his 18-year-old, desperately seeking Proactiv face.  Projections:  37/5/38/.303/6

89. Billy Hamilton – Is he really that much better than Jarrod Dyson?  I mean, SAGNOF, after all, right?  Hamilton has been more valuable than Dyson for his whole career, so you tell me.  Don’t tell me, you nancy!  I was speaking rhetorically!  Projections:  31/2/18/.247/22

90. Felix Hernandez – He’s being ranked here simply on name value.  He’s kinda like Ian Kennedy but in reverse.  Ian Kennedy is pitching better than F-Her, but has worst name value.  Why am I ranking on name value?  Because you can likely trade F-Her for a guy around this value.  I wouldn’t want F-Her though, and this isn’t simply because I’m married and I haven’t had an F-Her in three months.  Projections:  6-2/3.27/1.20/71

91. Hanley Ramirez – Essentially a hitting version of F-Her.  I will call him, F-Ram.  Projections:  35/8/37/.283/5

92. Khris Davis – Doode gets banged up on the reg, am I right?  Or am I right-right?  Right-right-right?  Projections: 31/14/37/.245/1

93. Adam DuvallSteamer hitter projections have Duvall down for ten more homers.  And, honestly, I can’t tell if that’s being conservative or aggressive.  We are in unknown territory here.  I’m suddenly hedging like Nate Silver.  “I don’t know what to expect in November; I didn’t think we’d get this far with a guy who once fired Gary Busey over Lil’ Jon.”  Projections:  30/12/37/.244/2

94. Daniel Murphy – Should’ve likely been up there with Ian Desmond and the rest of the ‘Ooh, your 1st half so good,’ but I trust Murphy even less in the 2nd half.  Projections:  35/5/37/.297/2

95. Willson Contreras – I removed Jason Kipnis and Kole Calhoun for Contreras.  Will the two I removed end up actually worth more than Will the two L?  Likely, but an upside gamble in fantasy isn’t a bad move when you need some Lisa Leslie.  You know, the ultimate spark.  What, not WNBA fans?  That’s too bad, I didn’t know you were sexist.  Projections:  31/9/36/.281

96. Matt Kemp – I wanted to remove Kemp from the top 100 like I removed Calhoun and Kipnis, but, who knows, maybe he’ll be traded somewhere and have a great final two months.  I’d guess the Yankees because if there’s any team that loves them some name value with guys that are five years past their prime, it’s the born-in-1927 Yanks.  Projections:  34/12/37/.269/1

97. Troy Tulowitzki – If he guaranteed me he’d play the entire 2nd half, I’d be like, “Yo, Tulo just lied to me.  You on blast, Tulo!  Yo, I’m going on Wendy Williams to put Tulo blast!”  Projections:  27/12/34/.247

98. Brandon Belt – Hasn’t really broken out as much as I would’ve liked, but if I dropped Belt anymore I would’ve needed to pixelate myself.  Projections:  38/8/40/.281/1

99. Dexter Fowler – I removed ODB to fit Fowler in this list.  Shame on a fantasy baseball ‘pert!  Projections:  41/7/26/.271/5

100. Dee Gordon – Without PEDs, I expect Gordon to hit 35-foot dribblers, then get grabbed-up by a strong gust of wind.  “Daddy, is that a kite?”  “No, son, it’s Dee Gordon without the power to stay on the ground.”  Projections: 31/0/17/.267/18

101. Stephen Piscotty – Will this list ever end?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty should know!  By the way, you wanna kill three hours during the break?  All of the rest of the season hitter projections and pitcher projections.  Those are via Steamer, so they don’t match mine, but I did consult them like you consult a diner placemat to figure out where Wyoming is.  Projections:  34/9/24/.283/2

102.  Whoever Helps You Win – Don’t get tied to projections and rankings and “I drafted this guy in the 4th round this year.”  Yeah, we all hate Heyward, not just you.  The worst thing you can do at this stage is hold onto players just because of what they could do vs. what they are doing.  What they are doing is what wins championships and that’s what excites the ladies in your daydreams and your daydreams are real to you.

   
  1. henncoop says:
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    Great write up Dr Grey …may this list be the start of the cure for all of our fantasy ills. Thanks for all your help this season …you are a difference maker in this crazy game we subject ourselves to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      • Lemming Heads says:
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        @Grey: is Delino Deshields Jr. just outside of the top 100?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, outside it

  2. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Do you think the Marlins will shut down JoFer in September even if they’re still fighting for a wildcard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  3. jakeTPE says:
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    Ah, sweet methadone until later this week!

    Thanks Grey. Here’s to 25 HR for Schoop and 1 for Gordon!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @jakeTPE: suboxone is supposedly better.

      I think it’s like redbull, overpriced, no buzz, and fails to give you wings.

  4. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: As always, truly excellent work. You consistently bring the goods. No one better in the biz.

    With your 2nd half projection, Odor would finish with a line of 96 / 28 / 90 / 13 / .275 … in his age 22 season! Only 24 players hit at least 28 bombs last year. And only 4 players reached the 28/13 mark. 1 of those 4 was also 22… Bryce Harper. Prettay prettay good company.

    I’ve got Odor in a longterm keeper league and I’m trying to gauge what exactly it is that I have in this guy. Are we talking about a 2B who will make a run at 30/15 every year for the next 5-7 seasons? With 28 bombs at 22, can we expect 30+/year?

    You’ve had some awesome breakout calls over the years… and I know you like this guy, but do you get that Torenado type feeling with this guy? Do we have a star in the making here?

    Thanks so much in advance! You da man!

    -The Situation
    Razzball ’11

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah Odor’s real deal, definite star

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

    So I was offered either Eric Hosmer or Joey Votto for My jupton. Do you accept? And if so, who do you take?

    My team: 12 team mixed h2h standard 5×5 categories

    C: Gattis
    1B: E5
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Harper, Marte, mupton
    UTIL: jupton, Khris Davis
    Bench: aj Reed

    Thanks!

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      He offered me votto, but I’m trying to go for hosmer.. Do you like both of them more than jupton?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Josh-NYC: 22. Hosmer 56. Votto 78. JUpton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hosmer

  6. surprisesurprise says:
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    max kepler is the 2nd half stud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  7. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Great stuff homeboy

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: agree with F!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks couz

  8. Fungazi says:
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    How many times you change your shorts last night during the derby? hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously though what a beast

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: That was a ridiculous decimation of 7 of the top sluggers. They were not even in the same league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He hit 61 homers in Petco in 13 minutes, think about that

          • Bye Felica says:
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            @Grey: That’s like 7 miles worth of homers lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  9. Chad Donaldson (Josh cousin) says:
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    Please recommend a buy low OF with pop. Need HRs/RBIs. Gonna offer Dee Gordon

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chad Donaldson (Josh cousin): Upton…Bautista(should be able to get him pretty cheap while on the DL), Kemp..thats all i got off the top of my head.

    • Grey

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      JD

      • Chad Donaldson (Josh cousin) says:
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        @Grey: JD owner accepted the deal. Gordon for JD. Thanks man.

        Any idea if when Moncada gets the call? Does he play OF and what are his chances of making opening day roster in ’17?

        • Grey

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          Guessing Sept, then June callup in ’17

          • Chad Donaldson says:
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            @Grey: Just no room or not ready? Must be nive to have the Sox problem *Yankees fan

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No real room

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not your cousin

  10. Chester says:
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    Fantasy Baseball wouldn’t be the same without Razz and Grey (compliment), so thank you for what you do.

    Also – where would you put Saunders on your list? Do you think his first half was a fluke?

    • Grey

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      No problem… Just missed the top 100

  11. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    So that 12 team Roto/Standard 8 player keeper i mentioned last week…you advised me to move on from Cain Sugar..so i packaged him with Odor and Dansby Swanson and got back Springer, A.Russell and Dee Gordon…Pretty nice…8 Keepers are now:

    1b. Chris Davis
    2b. Dee/A.Russell (Will have to decide on one of these two)
    3b. Franco
    ss. C.Seager
    OF. Y. Cespedes
    OF. G.Springer
    OF. G.Polanco
    Util. N.Mazara
    Pretty nice group of keepers considering this team was terrible when i took it over this year.

    • Grey

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      Yeah that’s insane, nicely done

  12. Guidedbyvoices says:
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    Grey……10tm 8×8 keeper-we keep 10
    I have Lamb Franco and Nunez at 3b
    Desperate for SP and Ks specifically….give up Franco for Hamels?
    Thnks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Guidedbyvoices: I think you could do better than Hamels for Franco especially in a keeper.

      • guidedbyvoices says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: @JeF WiTh 1 F: you’re probably right
        Do you trust Lamb going forward though?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @guidedbyvoices: Yes but I’d move Lamb before Franco in a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with F

  13. ryanoger says:
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    Thanks Grey, dig it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  14. Cram It says:
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    Props for all of that. Should eliminate all of the Player X or Player Y questions…until Friday

    • What's A Drexl? says:
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      @Cram It: yr kidding right, people still did that even during preseason as well, when the list was much more complete

      • Cram It says:
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        @What’s A Drexl?: I am kidding. This’ll probably just spur more “I know you have X ranked above Y, but…”

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Cram It: 5th post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah right!

  15. What's A Drexl? says:
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    NL only drop which of giolito/ray for nola, recently dropped. i’m in fact seeing nola dropped in a lot of spots, but esp noting that it’s in NL only with no ratios, 10 team, h2h, with only innings and ER against replacing ERA/WHIP.

    • Grey

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      Giolito

  16. Clint says:
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    Hmmmmm. No Ben Revere OR Denard Span? Doesn’t that create a Sharknado or something?

    On a serious note, does the lack of Revere mean you actually fear Turner or just don’t believe what some have said about him rebounding for a great second half atop that lineup? Was looking to trade for either him or Billy Hamilton for some runs/SB/OBP & presumed he’d be the safer buy over one-trick B-Ham.

    • Grey

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      Revere was around the 450th best player in the 1st half

  17. Steve D. says:
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    AJ Pollock contributes anything this year? Worth the stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah not worth it

  18. Jason says:
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    I’ve been offered Trout/Wainwright/Austin Meadows for Carrasco/Salazar/Mazara in a 10-team, H2H keeper league. If accepted, my starters would be DeGrom, Teheran, Bauer, Hammel, Guerra, Joe Ross, Rodon, Eflin and McCarthy. Should I take it to get Trout? Salazar’s “tired shoulder” and “sore elbow” have me worried. Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jason: Trout side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Trout

  19. Count de Monetball says:
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    Sweet! I started Giancarlo yesterday and took a huge lead in home runs… Something seems wrong tho….. What? It was the home runs derby???? Damnit man!!!

    • Grey

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      Haha

  20. Milarky says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you rather hang onto out of McGee and Rodney? We don’t count holds, so it’s really more based on who has a better chance of backing into their respective closer role.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Milarky: Id lose them both

      • Milarky says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I certainly don’t disagree, and I hope to at some point. But for now I only need to drop one so I might as well drop the one with the least chance for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: You’d rather KEEP Rodney over McGee, or LOSE Rodney over McGee?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold Rodney

  21. Q says:
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    Side A: Rizzo, Aroldis

    Side B: Bogaerts, Cain Sugar, JUp, Duffy

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Q: Id want Rizzo but needs/league settings would come into play

      • Q says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: It’s 12 tm H2H. So needs are different every week, I guess. Its active like an RCL, except we can only do 5 moves a week. It’s 6X6, with OBP and SLG instead of AVG, QS instead of wins, SV+HLD, and K/BB the extra category. Start 8 pitchers per day instead of 9, have a 5 man bench, offensive positions are standard roto.

        Have Villar as my MI, so he goes to SS. Tim Anderson is my Util so he slides to MI. Rizzo is my Util w Goldy @ 1B and W Myers usually at CI. I have Josh Bell, but who knows what happens with that? OF on the wire to replace JUp & Cain are guys like Pillar, Span, Parra, Leonys, Kim, Lisper, FraGu, Ichiro, etc. Would probably stream Duffy’s spot as much as I could.

        Does more info change your mind?

        Thanks for your opinion and time

        • Q says:
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          @Q: I’m getting Rizzo side, if that wasn’t clear.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Q: Id take Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  22. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    I have a stacked team so much so that i can keep Ozuna and an injured Joc perderson on the bench. My outfield is Harper Stanton Bradley trumbo…… Anyway, someone is dangling a Byron Buxton in front of me. He wants Ozuna who I don’t need to keep active.
    If you could hold a player for a few years for upside -would you keep a Buxton? Is it likely that he will surpass an Ozuna or did I already find a price in my surprise marlin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  23. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    Kennys, Naquin, Kepler, Chisenhall, or Grichuk? OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  24. Scott says:
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    Dokken!
    Dude, a heavy metal reference from the Greymeister? Stop the presses!

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Scott: awesome! Is Grey in his 40’s like me? No way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  25. Five-On-One says:
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    Stanton for MadBum – who wins? Basically a wash?

    • Scott says:
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      @Five-On-One: A fair trade as long as one guy needs a good pitcher and the other needs a good hitter.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Five-On-One: Everyone wins!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wash

  26. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Nice job on the rankings and thanks a bunch.

    Gonna add McCullers and need to drop one of these:
    -Tanner Roark
    -Rich Hill
    -Danny Duffy
    -Aaron Sanchez

    I’m guessing Duffy?

    Thanks for the assistance!

    • Q says:
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      @200 Proof: Sanchez is most likely to get IP capped. Duffy has a solid ballpark too. I’d try to trade Sanchez for something. If not, I drop him.

      (I am, of course, not Grey)

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Q:

        I’ll probably do both.. dropped Duffy for McCullers.
        I’ll look to trade Sanchez too unless Giolito’s getting called back up, then won’t need to.

    • Grey

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      Duffy

  27. Bob says:
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    One of my favorite posts every year. I have been trying to think of how to improve my team in the 2nd half so good timing. I am in an 8 man 7×7 weekly league where we start 5 starters and a normal offense format. I have a proposal that may improve my offense and my pitching is crazy good but I have some injuries to possibly worry about in the future (Darvish, Salazar). The trade is I net Nelson Cruz for Matz. We keep 5 players but I wouldn’t keep any of these 2 in the trade. What are your thoughts on if I should move Matz for Cruz to solidify my OF?

    C- Lucroy
    1- Encarncion
    2- Altuve
    3- K Seager
    s- C Seager
    O- Marte, Polanco, Ozuna
    U – C. Davis
    B- J Upton, Duvall
    S- Arrieta, Bumgarner, Salazar, Matz, Pomeranz, Velasquez, Duffy, Paxton, Darvish (Start 5 on a weekly basis)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bob: Take Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Take Cruz

  28. RTP123 says:
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    Choosing from a couple guys that didn’t quite make the list…. best option for final OF spot:

    Trayce, Valencia, Grichuk, Kepler, Napoli, Granderson

    • Grey

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      Valencia

  29. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    10-team H2H w/ OPS. How does a team with Schoop, Arenado, Harper, Hosmer, Correa, Polanco, and Ramos find itself in 9th place? By running out a pitching staff where Nola, Darvish, Wacha, Taijuan, and Tomlin are the five best arms. (I previously traded Salazar and Hamels to load up my offense).

    I’m willing to part with Yelich, Chris Davis, Duvall, or Freeman for an SP, but is there any one (or two) arms I should target to help right this ship? (Also doesn’t help that despite having the second most total HRs in the league, I’ve somehow lost the category 10 out of 14 weeks!) H2H is a cruel mistress indeed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Obviously if you can do better do it

      • DozierTheDozierian says:
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        @Grey: Thanks duder. You always come correct.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. peacecoast says:
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    I didnt’t watch. Stanton hit 61 home runs in 13½ minutes? shite

    say goodbye to his obliques

    any bets on a second half slump we all blame on the derby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As I said in this post, he had worst possible half and he still hit 20 homers

    • Grey

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      Beast!

  31. steve says:
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    Grey – Why not rate Myers higher? His HR/FB is high, but even with a couple less HRs, still seems top 30, no?

    • Grey

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      I tried to move him up but couldn’t

  32. Matty says:
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    Thanks for the write up! A bright spot in the sadness that is the all star break.
    Of guys who are ranked back to back, and similar, and all conveniently on my roster; over the next several years do you prefer Nunez or Story? Duvall or Khris?
    Thanks again.

    • Grey

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      Story… Thanks!

  33. ohbilly2134 says:
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    Grey- based on your rankings, I should consider dropping Tulo for Nunez at SS. Would you, in fact, make that move?

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @ohbilly2134: You should trade Tulo right now, while he’s healthy, along another player (a weak link on your squad) for an upgrade at another position. Then add Nunez. Find another team that has a weak link at SS and attack!

    • Grey

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      Nunez has been much better

  34. M8tt says:
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    Second place in my H2H keeper league and considering going for it all.

    My Urias for his Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Spyre says:
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      @M8tt: Pennants are forever. I’d do it if the Cueto owner is selling

  35. knucks says:
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    So I made a swap of my Villar for his Corey Seager yesterday. Pretty pumped about that.

    Base off your projections it looks like I’ve added 10HR/17RBI, but lost 15 SBs. Time to SAGNOF my way to some big money.

    The plan for me now is to add Jose Peraza off of overnight waivers tonight, stash him till the deadline. Just curious as to your take on him ROS. Bruce has to get traded ,right? Would be a miserable failure in CIN if that doesn’t happen (after selling Chappy and Frazier the past year). Phillips busted his hand, as Smokey mentioned yesterday. But BP Dat Dude was still playing after the news about the “hairline fracture” that occurred on Friday. On Sat+Sun he went 3/8 with 3RBI. Last I saw, the injury is a “pain mgmt” thing going forward. He has that no trade clause, but this def assures he isn’t getting moved. Will likely miss some games I’d imagine though.

    Between BP’s health/uncertainty and the possibility of Bruce getting moved, Peraza is a must add over the next week or so, for SAGNOF purposes. Do you agree with Smokey’s take/what I’ve inferred after his article yesterday?

    Should also note that I have Tim Anderson stashed also. I’ll be able to make up the 15 SBs lost with the Villar trade, between Anderson and Peraza IMO. Agreed? If not, its cool. I’ll just punch a baby bear in his shizz!

    Thanks for this epic write-ups and these rankings Grey, you the effin man! Shout out to Rudy’s tools as well, they can’t fail. Your/You’re site is “straight cash, homie”.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Last thing I think is worth noting and then I’ll go away… Peraza is 9 for 9 on SB attempts so far this year. That’s the most steals in 2016 without getting caught. Across 246 PA’s in AAA this year, he has also have 9 SBs… but he was caught 7 times in Louisville FWIW.

    • Grey

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      Thanks! Yeah good call on Peraza, might add him myself

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Was cyclopsing the sitch for the past week or so, but had to bring it up after we got the endorsement from Smokey.

      • Grey

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        Nice

  36. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5
    Keep 3, One 25 or under

    Hey Grey,

    c-wellington
    1b-rizzo
    2b-schoop
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-marte, upton, polanco
    util-hosmer, belt

    I’ve been offered Springer and Nunez (MIN SS) for Hosmer and Correa.

    Take it or, neh?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      I’d hold

  37. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    So, drop Heyward or Prince for Fowler? Drop the other for Pence?

    • Grey

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      Both

  38. M8tt says:
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    Your comment on Donaldson not being as good this year…curious why you say that?

    The standard and advance stats show his first half in 2016 is better than either half in 2015.

    If he has a similar 2nd half as last year he will once again by MVP.

    • Grey

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      He was the best player last year and he’s top 5 this year, said it was close

  39. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Hey Grey, great job on the 2nd half rankings!

    16-team 6×6 (OBP, QS) roto league, non-keeper

    I have a balance lineup, but need to fill my UTIL spot with the best player available. Who would be your top 3 choices for the next couple of months from this list of schmohawks? Position eligibility does not matter.

    Didi Gregorius
    Ryan Schimpf
    Cheslor Cuthbert
    Cody Asche
    Peter Bourjos
    Kennys Vargas

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas, Cheslor, Didi

  40. Nico says:
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    Yo Grey, are you doing a buy article for the second half, or did I miss it? I’m looking to make some moves!

    • knucks says:
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      @Nico: Per the last two B/S articles, sell CarGo and Duvall! Nico, was it you that did the Excel Draft Tool? Thought I saw your name on there? If so, thank you.

      • Nico says:
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        @knucks: Yeah, I did read those! Thanks! Was wondering if something more comprehensive was coming out. I did, but I can’t take credit for creating it! That was someone else’s genius work… I just do the updating. Glad you like it!

    • Nico says:
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      @Nico: I guess this article serves as that…. haha ef.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am on Friday

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Nice! I’m struggling, so I’m prob gonna go for some homerun type trades for Giancarlo, Chris Davis, Cruz, etc.. We’ll see what happens!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nico!

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: Grey-Son, you like Max Kepler RoS? Looking for reliable power hitting stats?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s a hot schmotato

              • Nico says:
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                @Grey: I figured so. What a bish!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  41. Db says:
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    Do I make a mid season trade for a stud sp grey? Averaging over 10 steals and net steals a week, and over 10 homers, 20 doubles, 12 team redraft $300 buy in

    C grandal
    1b belt
    2b Schoop
    3b Frazier
    Ss Lindor
    If Corey Seager
    Of j up, trout, marte, Khris Davis
    Util villar, Franco
    Bench Kepler , dl jd Martinez, na. Bregman

    P Danny s, Duffy, Paxton, Pomeranz, Glasnow, hellickson my streamer spot, estevez, Edwin Diaz, Maurer, klintzer, Gomez, Nate jones, d guerra (angels next guy maybe)

    Trying to win losses, saves, net saves, hr, era, whip each week with this staff right now. Who would you target and trade from my team?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Db: This is pretty open-ended, dude. Sure it looks like you could probably use an ace-caliber SP. Trade one of your 3B maybe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upgrade your pitching if you can, maybe trade Villar?

      • Db says:
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        @Grey: see a trade for any of these guys

        Edwin, Blackmon, Polanco, Jose Fernandez, keuchel, McCullers, stroman, tailon.

        This guy is the most active trader anything you think I should offer up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who does he want?

          • Db says:
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            @Grey: in offering him something

  42. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Dearest The Greyster,

    Would appreciate your thoughts on Javier Baez. Numbers aren’t eye-popping yet, but he’s got the pedigree and man that positional flexibility is nuts. I’ve been offered him in a trade in a dynasty league and I’m at a bit of a loss as to how to value him.

    Love Always,

    G.T. Great

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right now he’s barely top 225 overall… If he can play every day he will have Eduardo Nunez type value due to power and speed

      • Big Mike says:
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        @Grey: I think he’s going to play every day. Maddon loves him, and he’s a gold-glove level defender at either third or second. And his strike zone recognition seems to be slowly coming around. He’s kept his early-season gains in K% (23.4%) and his BB% is slowly creeping up (4.3%). Based on my own eye-test, he’s making little adjustments as he gets more and more comfortable with good MLB pitchers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, all true and he’s still only been a 225th most valuable player

          • Big Mike says:
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            @Grey: Don’t kill my dreams!!! I already have his name carved into my Trapper Keeper!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is your trapper keeper made of oak?

              • Big Mike says:
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                @Grey: No, I cut through the outer layer of plastic (red) and foam. Then I colored the letters in blue with a Bic Biro so they’d be Cub colors. (I also have “Rizzo 44” and a big heart drawn on the first folder in eraser).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Bummer… But awesome bobblehead with toothpick!

  43. Rusty Arms says:
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    Kepler or Grichuk ros. Thanks

  44. 740 says:
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    sup Grey,

    10team h2h 6x5cats

    Bryant for Betts, C.Martinez

    which side?

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  45. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice Brexit and Dokken references. Just traded Gausman and Oh for McCullers – thanks for the heads-up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  46. Derrick says:
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    This is how my team looks right now…12 team H2H
    C- Gattis
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Odor
    SS – Correa
    3B – Arenado
    OF – J. Upton, Blackmon, Polanco
    Util – Frazier
    DL – JD Martinez

    SP’s – Darvish, T. Walker, Matz, Roark, Paxton, Peavy
    RP ‘s- Soria, Clippard, Harris, Kintzler, , Uehara, Maurer

    Given my team and kinda lack of SPing…do you think it would be smart for me to move Arenado for a Sale, Scherzer, Bumgarner type of SP?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I could see it, would want one of them though… Would prefer Upton for like a McCullers

  47. RePete says:
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    Valencia or Carter at utility going forward in an H2H OBP League?

    • Cram It says:
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      @RePete: Val

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

  48. Andrew says:
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    16 team dynasty league – have a hole at 2B with Peraza/Pearce and I just lost Harvey but I’m still tied for best record in the league and have enough firepower to win a championship.

    Move Harvey + Peraza for Kinsler + Tyler Duffey?

    Post move, starting pitching staff will have Kershaw, Price, TWalker, McCullers, Conley + Tyson Ross on IR, De Leon and Jake Thompson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Andrew: i’m assuming that’s a keeper league, ’cause Harvey’s probably got negative value for this year.

  49. PK says:
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    Great work, as always, Mr. Mustache.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  50. knucks says:
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    One day after I make a Roger the Shrubber reference, we learn that “Grey’s mustache= Holy Grail”. Couldn’t agree more. I think I’ll spend Weds/Thurs evening watching some of my M.P. collection. Should help me survive one of these nights without baseball. Anyone have any sleeper or fav quotes from the Church of Monty Pyton that you want to share?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  51. Smitty says:
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    Love the rankings…usually refer back to them multiple times.

    So I’m pondering a C. Seager for Salazar trade straight up. Should I pull it? Have a lot of hitting with SS eligibility to spare and Bregman waiting in the wings. Need a top-of the rotation SP pretty badly. My only concern is Salazar’s health. This is the 2nd time this year he’s had elbow pain, even if he’s saying it’s minor (when do pitchers ever say anything different about their own injuries).

    12-Team H2H 6×6 (BBs and QS are extra cats)

    C Ramos
    1B Votto
    2B J. Ramirez
    3B Machado
    SS C. Seager
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    OF Sano
    Util Villar
    Util Ozuna/W. Contreras
    BN Bregman
    DL Carpenter

    SPs: Lester, Matz, Duffy, Velasquez, Nola, Ryu, Giolito, J. Ross (DL)
    RPs: Ramos, Osuna, Harris, Ziegler (prob drop soon for Betances hoping Chap+Miller get traded)

    Thoughts on the trade or what I should be looking for in general? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Seager

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Smitty: I’d hold, also hard to believe Betances is on waivers in a 12 team

      • Smitty says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I had Betances for awhile but dropped him a month ago or so when he started to get hit a little bit. Roster spots are tight so non-closers are tough to hold onto. But I agree, he boosts your ratios and puts up Mark Buehrle full season K numbers in about 1/3 of the innings, so he does have a lot of non-closing value. But now that Ziegler is out as closer I’ll prob snag him again.

        No on Seager even w/ Bregman, Machado, Villar on the roster? What if I were able to pull Seager/Velasquez for Salazar/Fulmer?

        Or Seager for Carrasco straight up? Guessing that would probable be a GO.

  52. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I trade: Michael Fulmer and Juickson Profar
    I get back: Nick Castellanos

    thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: this is in a forever keeper, still make the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not for future years

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I was thinking it was too much, Profar is prolly the better overall player than Cast, he just needs a full time job to prove it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Which hopefully happens eventually

  53. Smitty says:
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    Also, I was surprised to not see Fulmer on this list. Is it b/c of the potential shutdown? If the Tigers try to limit his innings per start for the ROS to keep him in the rotation thru Sept where does he fall?

    Also, in the mythical land of Hypotheticals, if there’s no innings limit where would you have him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could be top 100 but has no track record and will be shutdown

  54. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Player rated has Carlos Gomez at 75. Do you have him well beyond 100? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was on a list of alternates almost top 100

  55. ostyle says:
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    Excellent breakdown as always Mr. Grey.

    Received the following trade proposals:

    Receive Chris Archer for Junior Guerra. Straight up. Looking to hold here

    Receive Puig, Tanaka, and Jeffress for Mr. Dreamboat, your 2016 HRD champ Mr. Giancarlo Stanton.

    Thinking of holding here too, although could use the SP help. He has Strasburg and Bumgarner as well.

    Thanks as always, Senor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Archer, but it’s risky…I’d want Giancarlo

      • Ostyle says:
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        Thanks again, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. tank1 says:
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    Deal either Duffy or Taillon plus Lamb for Carrasco? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Taillon

  57. Josh-NYC says:
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    So the guy wont do Hosmer for my Jupton anymore. Do you take Votto for my Jupton? Feeling inclined to do so. thanks Grey!

    My team: 12 team mixed h2h standard 5×5 categories

    C: Gattis
    1B: E5
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Harper, Marte, mupton
    UTIL: jupton, Khris Davis
    Bench: aj Reed

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I’d take Votto

  58. Big Mike says:
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    Boss,

    You’ve turned my keeper league into a rout. I’ve got nos. 5, 6, 7, 8 on here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  59. Ryan says:
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    No
    Melvin upton or Carlos Beltran ? That was surprising

    • Ryan says:
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      never mind #69….. Not sure if that makes me a pervert or not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No Beltran

  60. John says:
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    The back end of my staff in a 12 team H2H league has been strong. Would love to leverage that for a stronger SP. I have Sale, Carresco, CMart followed by my overachievers…Hill, Bauer, Hammel. Would you sell Hill high? I could find takers. Something like Hill and Bauer for what level SP if you would do that? Tx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price?

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Too funny! Had him at the top of my list. Salazar second. Now if I could only write clever blurbs…..silly walks? Really? thanks a bunch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  61. Scrapski says:
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    Grey,
    Best ROS plz:
    Toe Joe
    Grichuk
    Morales

    Podcast idea – interview this year’s ball!
    Grey: “thanks for being on the show”
    Ball: “yeh”
    Grey: “how’s it going, Ball?”
    Ball: “hmfff”
    Grey: “well, I’ve always been a fan”
    Ball: “mfff”
    Grey: Hey, you been juicing this season, haven’t you?”
    Ball: *click*

    Agent: “tough first question, man”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Morales

  62. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Would Belt & Khris for Price be a fair deal if I need pitching help and the Price owner needs AVG & HR?

    Its a 10 team ROTO league and I’m jostling for the top spot.

    Thanks, Homie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price side

  63. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Drew Pomeranz or Danny Salazar?

  64. Dude of Life says:
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    What kind of return would you expect back for Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 10

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      July 27th… Can you get me that bobblehead please?

  65. Nathan says:
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    In a non keeper, 12 team. Would you rather have mazara or Hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which one is on the list?

  66. ERad says:
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    Great work as always G – you deserve the ASB more than anyone.

    Just got back from Baltimore from a bachelor party for the ages

    We poured one out for you

    Lost all my money at the casino – but I did come back with a Manny Machado gnome, so we’ll call that a win!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome! Can’t believe you didn’t invite me though, not cool, man!

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Dude we were in Suite 44 – I figured you were on the email chain.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, who left me off!

    • Cram It says:
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      @ERad: I like how people are already throwing them up on EBay for upwards of $70.

  67. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Just done counting, 20 of the top 100 on my 50 man roster..I like it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  68. Cram It says:
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    I hope you’re right about Murphy. After watching him decimate my Metsies so far this year, any sort of negative outlook for him is welcomed. I don’t think it’s an aberration though. That whole moving-closer-to-the-plate thing might have been the trigger.

    Seriously though, why don’t more guys do that? Freaking Nimmo stands like 4 feet away from the plate and I watched him strike out on fastballs on the outside black that he literally couldn’t reach. Weirdos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Member Ike Davis? He was in the on deck circle for half his at bats

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: hahaha I went there too.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Oh totally, he’s the posterboy for it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: if only Ike Davis coukd of overcome his plate fears. He could of been something

      • Cram It says:
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        @J-FOH: I think a lot of guys could! Pussies

  69. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Trade longo and villar for arenado and andrus? Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  70. J-FOH says:
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    Did you really just call us all Dabney Coleman and make yourself Lily Tomlin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Call em like I see em!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I always thought of you more as a dolly Parton

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I honestly would consider myself a Dabney Coleman

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: we all are.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah this is prolly true

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: damn he was great, I miss his characters. I had another bout of insomnia so I watched this documentary on Netflix about cannon pictures. It was a’ight but had a few moments where I realized as a kid I really loved bad movies with major plot issues

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, totally… Hard to watch some 80s classics now without being like, “Jesus, that makes no sense.” I started Orphan Black this weekend, it’s pretty badass

                  • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Canon was just a couple of crazy Israeli Jews. They made Last American Virgin which was really just a remake of their Israeli film they made a decade earlier but even as a kid I was like “this movie is all over the place” They also made Breakin and all the Chuck Norris with a gun flicks in the 80’s.

                    Whats Orphan Black?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They made that? Oh, I have to watch it! Orphan Black is on Amazon Prime, it’s really good…I’d watch The Americans first, but you’ll like Orphan Black

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      its like a 6-7 for docs but some funny stuff and lots of gratuitous boobs. They did all the 70’s Emannuel ficks

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Really? Wow, I might watch that tonight

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I could watch documentary boobs all day

  71. Huh says:
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    Zack grienke/Matt shoemaker/Bergman for Lester/archer

    Salazar/shoe/Bergman for Lester/archer.

    What’s your take? It’s a keeper league which gives Bergman more value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar/Shoe/Bregman

      • Huh says:
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        @Grey: what side for the first deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Frazier

  72. Count de Monetball says:
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    Daaa..yum, I hope you are right about the 2nd half, my entire starting batting lineup is in the top 50 (not to mention 4 bench/DL bats ranked between 53-82). Now I will just begin my prayer hexagon for my pitching staff since no-one will trade pitching in this league….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Count!

  73. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Amazing work, Grey! Most fantasy writers take time off during ASB, and you double(triple) down! Much appreciated.

    Anyway, in a keep-7 forever keeper league, I recently acquired a $27 Kershaw from a scared championship-hunting owner immediately after the injury news. I’m not used to having Aces (TM) pr keeping arms over bats (I usually roll with the Razzball aces like Carrasco, Salazar etc. every year), but got Kershaw for great value. So, looking only for 2017 on . . .

    1. Once he’s pitching again, would you trade Kershaw for any of the below bats?

    2. If yes, did I rank these bats in order of your preference?

    $9 Bryant
    $9 Arenado
    $6 Correa
    $15 Altuve
    $20 Springer
    $20 Manny

    (besides Kershaw, my keepers are all bats [led by Rizzo and Betts w/ other top 50/60 guys] except for a $1 Julio Urias).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah and that ranking looks decent… Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! And I assume based on your note that you would even take a $20 Springer or Manny over a $27 Kershaw?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Me too! Thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  74. Yelyab says:
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    Great read, thanks again. Would you trade away Jose Fernandez for any of those top 10-12 hitters straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  75. ganggreenn says:
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    Do you think jeremy jeffries will get traded. I ask because my k.bb is getting mashed by rodon. Should I pick up wil smith or foltynewitz. I dont really need innings I just need to being the kbb back up. I picked up dylan bundy again. My 2nd question is should I pick up both of these guys and drop bundy, and hyun soo kim. Or just drop kim for which one. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do, Thornburg

    • knucks says:
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      @ganggreenn: If they make a deal or two in MIL, in which Jeffress and WSmith both leave… keep an eye on Knebel. He has fared pretty well down in AAA. This coming from someone who drafted Knebel and then missed out on Thorny/WSmith pickups last night though hah

  76. Big league choo says:
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    10 team h2h 6×6 OBP / QS

    Have too much speed….either of these trades fair return on starling marte

    Marte/lester for bryant/duffy

    Marte/lester for lackey/machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure Bryant

  77. Tank1 says:
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    Deal Hamels and Lamb for Sale? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  78. Huh says:
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    Kyle Seager/ grienke/ fulmer for scherzer/ Todd frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  79. J-FOH says:
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    Get a little herb alpert and the tijuana brass influence there on the giancarlo blurb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You watch any of him last night? Jesus

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: I tried but the sound of Bermans voice doing the derby makes me queesy. I tried muting it but it was too late, I could hear it in my head. Like nails on a chalkboard

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s awful, but I watched a round and a half and Giancarlo was hitting balls 450 feet like it was nothing

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: did you only watch a round and a half beacuse you came and it lost its luster?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahaha…Nah, cause it was the last round and a half

  80. Jim says:
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    Nines SBs
    No quality on the waiver wire and I’m falling way behind. Would you trade Steven Wright for Raji Davis?
    I can spare the pitching if this is fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  81. Jim says:
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    I’m concerned it Davis could lose playing time to Naquin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah could

  82. Jim says:
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    * Not nine SBs…* NEED SBs

  83. Jim says:
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    He also has Hamilton, would you rather have Billy Hamilton or Rajai Davis? Thank you for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah prefer Hamilton

  84. Scrappy-Doo says:
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    I’m one of the Heyward-haters, but have him in a pretty deep league and not sure if I should just stick with him. If the rankings were extended, where(ish) would he be? And/or who are a few other OFs you think he’ll be comparable to in the second half?
    Thanks for the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly about 120, I considered him for the top 100, and he has had good 2nd half in the past…Maybe Bruce?

  85. Five-On-One says:
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    Proposed trade – please pick a side and is it fairish?

    Stanton, Ellsbury and Nola FOR Arrieta, Price and Kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, Arrieta

  86. Letsgo says:
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    Sorry to clog your post I need to ask my questions better

    Shoemake/salazar/bergman for Lester/archer.

    It’s a keeper. Thanks for all the work you guys put in

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Salazar side

  87. Gary W says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m in 3rd place with 1st not out of reach in the first year of a 15-team keeper league using OBP instead of BA and W+QS instead of W. I need to bolster Ks and QS+W, SBs and OBP. Who do you like better: Aaron Sanchez or Odubel? I can keep either at roughly the same price for three more years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

      • Gary W says:
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        @Grey:

        ty sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, I meant I like Odubel for this year, since Sanchez will be shut down at some point, but I like Sanchez better overall

      • Gary W says:
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        @Grey: Think Odube;s month-by-month drops in BB% are a bad sign?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, don’t buy Odubel

  88. Slimcompoop says:
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    Grey8 stuff per usual. Were you playing in a golf tournament up in Seattle yesterday, as I had a conversation with a guy about Castellanos and literally said that exact same thing about him being Arenado outside of Coors.

    Going off the peripherals you posted yesterday on Foltynewicz and Tyler Anderson, would you pick either of them up over any of the following: Kazmir, McCarthy, Norris, Iwakuma, and Hammel, OR, just keep an eye on them in the stream-o-nator.

    Peace

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe he reads Razzball? I’m in Aspen, so not Seattle… I’d just keep an eye on them…

  89. Slimcompoop says:
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    Aspen…a warm place. Where the beer flows like wine, and where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano!

  90. Big league choo says:
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    10 team OBP league h2h

    Starling/lester/kang for

    Bryant/duffy/chris carter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant, it’s fair

  91. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Saunders/Jeffress/Ian Kennedy for contreras/kipnis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  92. Big league choo says:
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    Last trade question

    10 team OBP / qs h2h

    Marte/franco/lester for

    Bryant/c mart/c carter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side

  93. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey thanks for the list….

    Would you move Mazara for Dee in a keeper? Need sb’s, have Lawrie and Espinoza currently

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  94. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Bench bat would you prefer AJ Reed or Hunter Pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  95. knucks says:
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    I guess Steamer thinks that Chapman gets dealt and Miller gets the Yanks saves? Has Aroldis down for 3 saves ROS and Miller for 13. Hard to think of a team that acquires Chapman and doesn’t use him to close. Dodgers? Maybe Baltimore? That’s it I think.

    I’d prefer to see him get dealt to the Nats so we can see a Chappy/Pappy face-off out in the bullpen in Sept. Potential for choke slams and Hamilton style duels (circa early 19th century, not this prancy 2015 version). Unless Obama was successful in taking Pappy’s guns from him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That seems like a typo, if it’s on our site you should tell Rudy in the ROS comments (he’ll get pinged)

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Interesting… I was on FG.com running comparisons and noticed it. Just sent you the link Rudy, if you’re curious and didn’t look there yet.

      This was all just a vehicle for my crappy Pappy/Chappy joke anyway hah

  96. Fever Dog says:
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    Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Who do you want at catcher: Wellington or d’Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

  97. Totem Recall says:
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    Is Springer and Sano too much to give up for Arenado in Dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  98. Hmmm says:
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    Do you think josh bell is staying in the bigs? If so would you rather have him or max Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Pirates said he’s not

  99. Pshh says:
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    S1) shoemaker and Bergman for archer

    2) Lorenzo Cain/shoemaker/Bergman for David price

    3) Cain / Bergman for Jon Lester

    4) nelson Cruz/Bergman/fulmer for David price/archer.

    Thanks a ton! Trade deadline for me is in 2 days sorry for all the questions. Soon there will be no more!

    • Pshh says:
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      @Pshh: I should mention it’s a keeper league and Bergman is a “minimum” keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Archer 2. Price 3. Lester 4. Price

  100. nick the dick says:
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    Went over to my buddy’s to play a little poker and watch the home run derby last night. Was fun watching balls fly around all night…didn’t end up catching the derby, but the porn awards were fantastic!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Was the alt-programming during the home run derby?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Not sure if it was last years repeat in anticipation of this year’s or if it actually was this years, but man it is by far the most entertaining award show out there. They do mock commercials that were amazing. Like Papi Juan’s pizza delivery, but all the actresses just cook a DiPorno’s at home now instead. Had me cracking up. And just the look of accomplishment on some of these girl’s faces when they take home a best double penetration award, for example, is so inspiring. The side bets on winners we started doing really made me feel like I had a stake in the whole thing. I cleaned up with Peter Pan XXX and Abella Danger

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! I just Googled it, and the AVN awards aren’t until January, must’ve been a repeat… Was Kate Quigley the host? She’s supposed to come on the podcast at some point, she’s a comedy friend…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Not sure about the host…ya I wiki’ed the 2016 winners which is what they were. Must have been the one last January. My favorite quote of the night, when Mick Blue won Male Performer Of The Year, came up and said in whatever accent he has…’Well….I guess my dick a-like-a da butt’…so entertaining

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, yeah, the host was Kate, she’s supposed to come on the podcast some point this summer and chat with us about AVN awards and other stuff… It is so freakin’ unintentionally funny

  101. crushbombs says:
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    ros Gomez or mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  102. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey (or anyone else),

    Any of these pitchers that you wouldn’t take for my Jason Heyward or Jacoby Ellsbury:

    Fulmer
    McCarthy
    Tomlin
    Tanaka

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka for Hey

  103. Lopes says:
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    10 team h2h points keeper league. Have turner goldy harper Bergman degrom and can only keep 4. Need outfield help. Would you do my Bergman and Justin Upton for Saunders and Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  104. JJ says:
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    How do you like G.Polanco for D.Ortiz in a keeper? No brainer right? Is Polancos hamstring something to be worried about? Ive noticed that he hasn’t stolen a lot of bases in the last month(1).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No brainer, yeah

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        The other option is DOZIER/ORTIZ for MARTE/ODOR
        You like that one better?

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @JJ: Marte. Not close. Don’t see Ortiz side even helping much THIS year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like that better

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            sent em both out. worth a try

  105. Pshh says:
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    Deal David peralta (who can’t be kept next year) for confortto (who can be kept one more year) in a NL only keeper league

    • Pshh says:
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      @Pshh: or what about peralta for mallet smith. Smith can be kept 2 more years at a $5 salary.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not Mallex, Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me for next year, and maybe even this year

  106. Scott says:
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    Is Lawrie close to top 100 given his hot ending to 1st half? I feel like him and Schoop were your two MI picks pre-season.

    Debating trading Lawrie/Robert Stephenson for Schoop is a dynasty league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s just outside of it, prolly 120…I’d want Schoop

  107. Corky says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Sale or Bogaerts (ROS? Needs are the same.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  108. jacks says:
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    How would you rank these 2B ROS in 4×4? Any of them stand out from the pack? Thinking I just stream the hot hand ROS ….

    Lawrie, Devon Travis, Solarte, Forsythe, Profar, Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie, Solarte, stream

  109. Huh says:
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    Last one! Who!

    Trade Jeremy hellickson (can keep 1 more year for $10) and David pearalta (can’t keep) for Gerrit Cole at $16 (can keep 2 more years)

    What if I trade hellickson, pearalta AND tanner Roark who is $5 and can keep for the next 2 years for Gerrit Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cole in either, not that close

  110. Nightpandas says:
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    Thoughts on Harvey’s value in a keeper? Got offered Kimbrel for him from a rebuilding owner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kimbrel, Harvey’s not worth much of anything, but I guess depends on how cheap you have him

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: no dollar values 11 keepers 15 teams keep forever

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harvey’s not a keeper there

  111. Jack florida says:
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    I asked JB this same question, he agreed with me very tough choice . Now I would like your input, thanks for the help, as usual——–best info on the internet here at razzball
    16 team dynasty large roster league
    Best three to go forward with
    Chatwood
    Guerrera
    Kennedy
    Conley
    Folyynewicz
    Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Guerra, Kennedy, Pax

  112. LightBlack says:
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    Grey, whats happening.

    A Jfer/Polanco for Sale/J.D Martinez.

    B Jfer/Seager/Polanco for Sale/Stanton/Granderson.

    Im the Jfer trading dude. Which wud u go for? I have Fraizer C.Davis Villlar to put at the 3hole. We have CI. Would shift Davis there. Of would then be Marte/Springer/Stanton or J.D/Ozuna/K.Davis. We have 4 Of….2 utl. Swing for fences with trade 2 or play it safer with 1? Part in doing this to hedge Jfer and the early shutdown.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Sale/Stanton/Granderson

      • LightBlack says:
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        @Grey:

        Thats what im feeling. Think u may have made my decision for me. Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. Cohen says:
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    Grey, do u think if Kang gets sspd the Pirates will keep Bell up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He won’t be suspended for at least a month maybe longer

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: should i keep Bell? I was just going to stream his spot if i dump him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can drop him

  114. Phil says:
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    Thank you for this. I needed it. I needed it bad man.
    Why no love for Amedmys Diaz? He’s hitting 2nd for a great offense and has been good so far. Next week rankings for him are good every week, but ROS rankings for him are terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Absolutely no track record, actually surprised it’s lasted this long, and I would own while it does last, but I wouldn’t trust him

  115. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I’m leaving this here for Ralph, so he can tell me more about M-Dot…but take a listen…Virtuoso first, M-Dot second. Can’t wait to not watch this All-Star game soon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0R_QxsETnM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can Ralph rap other this?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I’m sure Ralph could rap over a Helen Keller beat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ralph could rap over the emergency broadcasting network

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Ralph could rap over your Canseco interview.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA…Ralph could rap over a waiter telling you specials at a Buffalo Wild Wings

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Ralph could rap over Berman calling the homerun derby.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ralph could rap over my alarm clock playing Whomp There It Is

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I just watched an Action Bronson, Mayhem Lauren and Wayne Brady freestyle. I love the internet.

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: And I apparently don’t love Oxford commas.

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @nick the dick: Talk about being outshined. How did that dude get RA?

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Iknowright? He seems to do so many features for guys who are just not good. Maybe so he for sure has the best verse on every feature? RA’s verse tho…no Egyptians ever walked like them bitches from the Bangles!

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @nick the dick: Loved that line.

                  And “I’m Criminal never-Minded, you’ve been blinded, that’s a KRS One lyric, if you ain’t get it rewind it”

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @nick the dick: And RA must still be hustling…spittin verses on the cheap.

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Proud to be whaaa? Proud to be whoooo? Poor people, poor people!

  116. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u start Pineda Friday at home against Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: ok thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. herschel says:
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    @Grey: how do you rank these guys in weekly roto redraft. aj reed, grichuk, kepler.

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed, Kepler

  118. herschel says:
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    @Grey: dont have great options for post break starters. which two do you like best?

    kennedy @ det (-7.8)
    duffy @ det (-9.2)
    folty vs col (10.9)
    mccarthy @ ari (14.1)
    bartolo @ phi (4.2)
    de la rosa @ atl (8.4)

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy, Folty, Bartolo…None really

  119. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Thanks for everything Grey! I need SP upgrade in 10 team 6×6 (OPS, H) H2H. I’m trying to acquire Kluber, the other owner wants Stroman or McCullers. Go with it or counter with either Harvey or Bundy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d send him Stroman

  120. Rusty Arms says:
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    If I don’t need steals should I trade Marte for Cruz. Jones or Batista? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  121. Chicken Dinner says:
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    If Andrew Miller goes to the Cubs does he become the closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  122. GrandOlePal says:
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    I’m in first place by alot. I’m in last place in SB. I own Villar and Seager. 10 Team H2H – 6×6

    I get: Goldschmidt + Strasburg

    I give: Trumbo + Seager + Jose Fernendez

    Accept? And when I win the league buy Grey Goose a Daiquiri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes and yes

  123. Orphan Black says:
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    Reports are Bregman is up sometime this weekend icymi

  124. Gareth says:
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    Where would Nomar Mazara be if there was an extention of this list?

    Do you think the sheen has worn off him a little, and is he droppable in an rcl 12 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What;s this one comment thing? Maybe around 150-175, league has caught up to him

  125. Brian says:
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    Very helpful write up. Thanks!

    Quick trade question. In my keeper NL Only League (note: OPS replaces BA), I am in third place, but I’m only three points out of first. It’s a keeper league and I have a $14 Jose Fernandez to dangle.

    I was just offered Strasburg (likely a keeper at $33) and Giancarlo Stanton (not keepable) for my $14 Fernandez. I’d do that, BUT I was just offered a sweetener before I could click accept.

    I can also have my choice of Josh Harrison ($10, if I choose to keep him; unlikely) or Yangervis Solarte ($8, possible keeper, though also unlikely).

    Which one should I take? And just to confirm, I should give up a $14 J-Fer and go for the threepeat by swinging this trade, right?

    My lineup right now is:
    C: Hundley
    1B: Belt
    2B: Flores (would drop if trade made, move Deitrich to 2B)
    SS: Crawford
    3B: Arenado
    OF1: Matt Kemp
    OF2: Braun
    OF3: Duvall
    OF 4: Dietrich
    OF 5: Wong
    Util1: Reyes
    Util2: Villar
    Bench: Parra
    Bench: Pence
    Bench: Peralta

    P: J-Fer
    P: Velasquez
    P: McCarthy
    P: Gray
    P: Lester
    P: Descalfini
    P: Liriano
    P: Cole
    P: Jeffress
    P: Jeanmar Gomez
    P: Adam Ottavino (would drop if I make the trade)

    DL: Tyson Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Solarte

  126. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Nice work on the rankings G!

    I think the Votto comp on Hosmer is a bit much. I would say John Olerud with less discipline and more speed. Very good player, but not a healthy Votto in his pomp.

    • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Totally agree on the Olerud comp. Hosmer’s also one of the few players today I can picture wearing a batting helmet while fielding.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d say John Oliver but less British mum talk

  127. Mordacious Levator says:
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    14 team dynasty. 5×5 roto. 1500 max innings only 3 RP slots (madson/the viz/cishek in mine).
    carmart/carrasco/hill/davies/pineda/smyly/odorizzi/j.garcia/hammel/salazar. also with wood/darvish in DL slots. drop any of those for any of shoemaker/peavy/folty/shields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davies for Shoemaker

  128. hnakg says:
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    To upgrade pitching, deal Lamb or either C-Mart or Archer? Or is he worth more? Also, do you think Lamb will have significant keeper value for next year (thinking of whether to possibly keep him over Villar or Frazier)? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, C-Mart is safer, Archer has more upside…No idea of your keeper situation

  129. Conktown Tinker says:
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    What’d’ya’think of sending Rougned, Texas Ranger for Villar and Aaron Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair if you need steals, Sanchez will be shutdown

  130. Jason says:
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    I’m in a H2H 12-team 10×9 dynasty “keep forever” league. We have 40 man rosters
    (32 MLB and 8 MiLB). The categories are:

    R H HR RBI SB BB K AVG OPS TB and IP K/9 K/BB HR W QS WHIP ERA SV+HLD

    I’m in 2nd and gearing up for a playoff run. I need to upgrade my offense because my team has been ravaged by injuries. I have an offer where I trade Carrasco/Daniel Murphy for
    McCutchen/Villar

    At SP I have – Arrieta/Lester/Lackey/Carrasco/Cueto/Hill/Verlander/Shoemaker/Hendricks
    At 3B I have – murphy/Suarez/Reyes
    At OF I have – pollock/Brantley/Bautista/fowler/Hanley/Maybin/Gardner/b.miller/Rosario (we start 5 OFers)

    Is the deal close in value? Which pair would you want for now and going forward?

    My OF has been ravaged by injuries. Which pair would you prefer? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  131. peacecoast says:
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    grey,

    me is bored, no games, no fun

    for us “who is grey albright?” book readers, is there going to be a sequel?

    I failed miserably trying to figure out which reality show you were on, and I tried!

    Cougs isn’t the girl you talked about in the book right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, she’s not, that girl was from college… I’m hoping to have another book done this winter

  132. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Excellent post! Do you see Kole Calhoun picking it up over the second half? Seems like his K rate is down but at the expense of power. Any chance for a second-half surge?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see Calhoun doing exactly what he’s done every half in his career, he’s pretty steady, no?

  133. Tyler says:
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    Alright, I’m in a 10 team, 12 player keeper league. I’ve got a ton of OF and have been trying to deal one with decent value for pitching for a playoff run. I’ve got lots of lineup depth. I’ve been shopping David peralta and ive been offered Jacob degrom…or Yu darvish and a 3rd round pick from another team. I really like both and am leaning towards degrom, given Yu’s injury history as of late, but I know how dominant Yu can be when healthy. I’m just looking for some outside advice. Scoring is as follows, and thanks in advance!

    HITTING: H, R, RBI, HR, SB, BB, K, AVG, OPS
    Pitching: W, L, SV, ER, K, BB, ERA, WHIP, QS

    My roster is
    C- lucroy
    1b- belt
    2b- Devon Travis
    3b- Bryant
    SS- b Crawford
    OF- trout
    OF- mookie
    OF- springer
    UTL- cargo
    UTL- eaton
    UTL- j. Upton
    BN- Reyes
    bN- Dee Gordon
    BN- Matt Duffy
    BN- Orlando arcia
    BN- David peralta

    PITCHING- Steven wright, stroman, waino, Ian Kennedy, volquez, Aaron Sanchez, Jaime Garcia, Chad kuhl, wade Davis, will Harris, Jeremy Jeffress

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take deGrom and run

  134. brett says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in a 6×6 with ops and holds the extra categories.

    Would you trade Kang, Leoynys Martin and Matt Bush for Giolitto, Giles and Eaton?

    I have AJ Reed on my bench to replace Kang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. knucks says:
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    CM seems pretty certain that TEX makes a trade and Dyson is no longer getting Saves… (over 50% chance). I know that’s prob a Smokey question, but what are your thoughts?

    An owner who just lost Kimbrel is interested in sending me…

    His Odor for my DJLem+Sam Dyson.

    I could then pick up Trevor May, Ottavino, Rodney, Jim Johnson or Maurico Cabrera off waivers with the open roster spot.

    DJLem is great for AVG and plays at Coors and everything, but I’m sitting at 10 roto pts in AVG and 4 in Saves (12 team roto). Seems weird to trade away Saves when I’m not in the top half of the league in the category, but now is a better time than ever for SAGNOF.

    I currently have Britton, SDyson, Cingrani getting me saves. I also own Bedrosian and will hold him to see what’s up with Street.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Odor easily…. No idea if Dyson loses the job, but not sure why he would

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: He never proposed the deal through Yahoo, we were just going back and forth through email. Now that I’ve shown interest and said I would do that deal. He’s changed the offer a bit…

      His Odor/Lester for my DJLem/Cueto/SamDyson

      You still do it right? Based off the rankings above, and your response to his previous offer (without the SPs), seems like an obvious “Yes!” As you and JB discussed, we don’t exactly know what might happen with Cueto. Funny, but not funny (as an owner), to see that he gave up hits and took the “L” last night in the ASG. I’d be fine taking back Lester and just bracing for the ride once guys get on base… This is my QS instead of W’s roto league btw.

      Thanks again Grey, hope you’re enjoying Aspen if you’re still there.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Odor side… It’s fair… I’m here through Sunday

  136. Nightpandas says:
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    Mazara/Gausman or Jones/Maeda in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  137. Db says:
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    What can I package together for cueto

    Paxton, Duffy, hellickson, villar, marte, Lindor, Bregman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax and Duffy?

  138. Johnc says:
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    My staff: Sale, Carrasco, CMart, Hill, Bauer, Hammel
    Familia, KRod, Rondon, Rodney
    I punted Holds to dominate Saves and gain help in WHIP, ERA. First, Rodney gets traded and now rumors that Rondon losses his closer role due to a trade. Even heard Texas may not be fully committed to Dyson (18 of 20 conversions not enough?).

    1. Trade offered to me: my Hammel and Rodney for his Stroman and Dyson. If Dyson keeps the closer role, I can stomach the gamble on Stroman v Hammel. More upside I think. If he crumbles, I drop him for a waver arm. But there is a chance I end up with Rondon and Dyson outside looking in without saves. Do I simply Hold until it all gets sorted out or go for it?

    2. Other offer: my Sale, Kinsler and Hammel for his Price, Roark and Odubel. Seems like a lot of similar guys but always looking to get better. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Hold

  139. Roger Podacter says:
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    No love for DJ LeMahieu?

    Quel suprise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No magnifique outside of AVG

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey Albright, A King Among Men.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The men and five women slayer

  140. Nightmare says:
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    Wakey Wakey Greylord!
    Pick 2 for the weekend…..

    Saunders (@OAK)
    Morales (@DET)
    K Davis (vsOAK)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt Davis is facing the A’s…. Not Saunders

      • Nightmare says:
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        @Grey: oopsie poopsie! I meant vsTOR

        Nightmare doesn’t know! Nightmare doesn’t know!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, answer is still same

  141. papasmurf says:
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    Hey! My SPs are ranked back to back and belly to belly. CC, Salazar, and Price.

    No love for Rich Hill? If he stays on the field, he’s legit. 9th in baseball in lowest exit velocity among qualifying SPs right behind Kershaw and in front of Arrieta.

    (A big IF, yes.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, the IF brings him down a little bit, but I’d own him while he’s healthy, for sure

  142. Portbigcity says:
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    what are your thoughts on Max Kepler? I have Chisonhall right now and just dropped Moya. Would you take Kepler ROS on Chinsonhall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Kepler

  143. crushbombs says:
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    franco and villar for arenado and tim anderson who wins ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  144. Psh says:
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    Big deal trying to upgrade pitching:

    Send: Grienke, Nelson Cruz, bregman, shoemaker, and one of the following: Danny Duffy/ fulmer/ McCullers

    For

    David price, Jon Lester, Chris archer, Matt Holliday.

    I need to drop 2 players once Lorenzo and Grienke come back from the DL so trying to do a 2-1 or 3-2 trade before I have to cut a player like shoemaker or McCullers anyway.

    10 team keeper league, can keep 8 guys/year. Current pitching is this: kluber/salazaar/Grienke/shoemaker/Duffy/McCullers/fulmer/ver lander/hammel…

    Thanks!

    • Psh says:
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      @Psh: I have gattis/goldy/rizzo/Harper/Chris Davis/trout and Kyle seager so I think I can spare the power to trade away… Other option is send Lorenzo Cain instead of Cruz but trade partner really interested in Nelson and not really Lorenzo.

      Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine to me

  145. peacecoast says:
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    Grey, tell me how good Jankowski will be and how he will get me 30 SB ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t do that

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: do u like reggae?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

  146. peacecoast says:
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    hey grey I am curious how you can keep up with the replies so fast and easily, like how can you track replies from way higher up in the thread? Do you refresh and scroll up and down like some sort of madman? Say it ain’t so

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I use the WordPress app

  147. Brian says:
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    20 team dynasty. 6×6 h2h. extra cats are OPS and k/bb. 3 time defending champ looking for no 4. My pitching has been dicey all year (hamels, hill, eickhoff, estrada, conley, chad green, eovaldi, jaime garcia, shark, plus richards and lynn on the DL). Looking around for pitching but the market is pretty empty. wainwright is the best available. i have carson fulmer stashed specifically to deal but the wainwright owner doesn’t want to do fulmer and a 2nd because my pick will most likely be towards the end of the round. fulmer and a 1st is too rich. but i’m considering asking for beltran in addition to wainwright to boost my OF. it’s been pretty disappointing (mccutch, carlos gomez, dickerson, fowler, maybin, valencia, moya-also a trade and stash). i start 4 so would end up rolling with cutch, fowler, beltran, and valencia (and prob dropping dickerson when fowler comes of DL). rest of offense is posey, papi, cano, donaldson, villar.

    So would you do wainwright and beltran for fulmer and a 1st? Also could try for mccarthy instead of beltran to grab another SP.

    thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wainwright and Beltran

  148. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I refuse to work today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Come hang out in Aspen!

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: what’s in aspen this time of year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cougs’ friend is getting married

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I did take the next 2 days off. Bday is Friday, sounds like a birthday treat for myself if I’ve heard of one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s actually a 4 year old’s bday party I’m going to on Friday so we’re already celebrating, what’s one more bday?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I act like a 4 year old, it will be perfect!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How do you feel about clowns?

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: total clown question bro

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                  • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Aspen in the off season? Must be just like going to big bear

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, no skiing… Just rich people

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      sounds like a bunch of hobsnobbery. Now I read you are going to a 4 year olds party. I thought you hated kids? You dont want Cougs catching that baby bug

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think Cougs having a kid ship has sailed anyway

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      duh! I forget she’s really old

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Doing and Dink were underrated. Shaggy 2 Dope and what’s his fvck are overrated.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… What about the Saw clown? Was he a clown? I never even saw it

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: You know there are 7 Saws? SEVEN! They were doing a marathon on Starz or Showtime or something the other night. I saw the first one and none of the others. I no like horror. I scared.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I scared too, no likey… Seven! Jesus

  149. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. my saunders/ian kennedy/will harris for kipnis/contreras/rajai?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  150. Bye Felica says:
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    Traded Harper for H to the Rizzo and I’m loving it!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  151. Bye Felica says:
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    Grey are you still vaping hombre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  152. ganggreenn says:
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    Should I own kim, drury,kepler,peraza, alex dickerson,vargas, mocada,renfroe, dahl, or janikowski. Who should I own. If I new A call up in the next month for renfroe or mancada and id hold one with no problem. I have starters for my lineup. So I just need a bench bat with potentiol. Im in a rotisserie season long points leag

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

      • ganggreenn says:
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        @Grey: ok can I ask if I should own kepler , margot, nick franklin,winkler, tyler oneal ,or moya.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kepler

    • ganggreenn says:
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      @ganggreenn : I guess add markk reynolds the list

  153. Great White North says:
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    Any of these currently more than streamers in an RCL?

    Zimmerman, Shoemaker, Wacha, Odorizzi, Guerra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, but maybe Wacha if he gets on a roll

  154. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    In a 12-team H2H QS league, which two stashes do you like best?

    Alex Wood, Cobb, Tyson Ross, Garret Richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Ross

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  155. cf says:
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    Grey, what are your projections for Steven Wright rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      6-4/3.65/1.22/75

  156. DC says:
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    My roster:
    C(start 1) d’Arnaud/Grandal (Gattis/Norris/Rupp available too)
    1B/3B/CI: Santana/Frazier/Belt
    2B/MI/SS: Altuve/Schoop/ Didi?
    OF(start 4): Stanton/Springer/Calhoun/Beltran
    U: Turner
    BN: Fowler/Ellsbury/J.Peralta/B.Miller/Bregman

    P: JoFer/Cueto/Lester/A.Sanchez
    P: Britton/Rondon/Jeffress/Cingrani/Uehara/Herrera

    When Fowler comes back, I have a bit of a logjam at CI/OF/U. Wondering if I should keep patching together C/SS or if I should try to trade to upgrade. No one is trading C/SS straight up for OF/CI, so they need other stuff. I’m not deep on SP, but I have pretty good pitching stats from guys I traded away earlier and am ahead of pace on IP. Considering the following trade partners:

    S.Perez owner, also has W.Contreras/Wieters, wants saves
    Correa owner, can fill in MI with LeMahieu, wants pitching
    Bogaerts/Lindor owner, can fill in MI with Espinosa, wants pitching

    1. Beltran/weak closer for Perez/Miller
    2. Fowler/Lester for Bogaerts/Archer
    3. Fowler/C/Lester for Correa/Lucroy/Desclafani

    Thoughts? Do you think I need to offer more on these? Or should I just see if these fly and ride out what I’ve got otherwise? Thanks for reading!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do 2, 3, 1, in that order, they don’t seem very realistic

  157. John says:
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    Needed a power boost so added Napoli and Kepler. They seem on track for solid playing time ROS. Stay the course with them or drop for guys like Bregman or Reed who may have more potential but may share time? Oh, redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Reed over Napoli, but Nap will likely be better

  158. Cutch says:
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    Grey,

    Very helpful post. Which side of McCutchen for Schoop and Desmond, keeper league? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen, but it’s fair

      • Cutch says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the quick response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  159. muskysmell says:
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    Great stuff Grey! I was looking forward to this midseason rankings list.

    Also, I am freaking stoked about the Alex Bregman call up, his hitting eye is so effing advanced…he’s the one true impact rookie bat of this year ala Correa, Trout, etc. of past years. Could be a high early rounder as soon as next year imho.

    Anyhoo, have a nice break everyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed

  160. Robert says:
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    If Bregman is coming up do you think he will actually play? I’ve been burned twice earlier with Turner and Bell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a shot either way

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Robert:

      Bregman will play…no way they bring him up this early (dude was drafted last yr!) to let him sit on the pine.
      Astros are very meticulous about their call-ups and development. Plus, he doesn’t have any platoon issues like Reed does.
      They’re gonna give him regular playing time to see if he can help immediately.

      If there’s one rookie bat to take a flier on this year, this is the one.

  161. Maeda says:
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    How far outside your top 100 is Maeda? Considering dealing for him in a keeper, both for this year and going forward.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just barely, I think he’s likely a top 85 overall player but I just didn’t have room

      • Maeda says:
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        @Grey: Got it, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  162. Maeda says:
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    I posted this a few minutes ago but I don’t think it came through- how far outside of your top 100 is Maeda? Considering targeting him for next year and beyond. Thanks, sorry if this shows up twice.

  163. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – you guys mentioned on a recent podcast about the Cubs studs being unlikely to play everyday at the end of the regular season–which is very important for H2H redraft playoffs, of course.

    In my H2H redraft OBP league, which only has 9 active bat slots, one-third of my starters are Cubbies (Rizzo, Bryant, Contreras). I’m way ahead in 1st + and looking to build the best team I can for playoffs.

    The owner of Goldy is willing to deal Goldy for Rizzo, but wants a pitcher w/ Rizzo. Under these circumstances, would you trade Rizzo + one of your lower end starters (Bauer, Ryu, maybe Giolito) for Goldy?

    I look at Goldy (speed edge) and Rizzo (power edge) as pretty interchangeable, but would be willing to overpay a little for diversification to guard against tough matchups + bench days in the playoffs…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah I wouldn’t do that

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  164. Dude of Life says:
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    Trade my Danny Duffy & Keirmeir for Qunitana? 20 team H2H points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. Dude of Life says:
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    how about McCullers & Danny Duffy for Qunitana? 20 team H2H league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  166. knucks says:
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    Not sure if he has already said this somewhere else, but just heard Hale say on MLB Network radio that Clippard will get the first shot at Saves for the Snakes. Last I had read, he said they would share the role between Hudson/Clippard. Not what it sounded like to me a minute ago though.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Chip Hale: “Prob Clippard. He’s the guy with the most experience, he’s done a good job for us, been a great leader in the bullpen. I would prob say we lean towards him early on. Then if Daniel gets going again… his stuff is closer type stuff. So, I would say Clippard first, then Hudson.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah they said that last week, I wrote it in the Kimbrel injured post

  167. Scott says:
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    A.J. Hinch said that Bregman will not be joining the Astros when they head to Seattle to face the Mariners on Friday.

    Do you think they would wait until the next home game next Friday? Longer?

  168. RyanK says:
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    Zobrist? Surprised no one has mentioned him not on the list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah he’s okay for runs and the occasional homer/steal

  169. Paul says:
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    What side Scherzer machado or bogaerts trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, it’s fair

  170. Matty Ice says:
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    Starlin Castro or Souza? Positions irrelevant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  171. primetime says:
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    Grey, any catchers you like for ROS? lol. I know you hate the catcher question… Ramos, Weiter, Grandal, Molina… Ramos I would have trade for… who do you like

    • primetime says:
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      @primetime: or Brian McCann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  172. Dr Sauce says:
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    Fantastic stuff; super helpful. Before ranks published was thinking of offering my Mazara and Yelich for his Archer and Bautista
    A) In a vacuum, would you make this deal?
    B) If yes, is it fair? It is a keeper league. Maz and Yelich are NOT keepers for me but would be for him
    C) there is no C
    D) Enjoy Aspen!

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Archer side…Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, fair

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Cool; I’ll offer it up!

  173. Paul says:
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    He is asking Scherzer and polanco for trout, since I want trout but idk I really like polanco, before I offered Scherzer and machado for trout and bogerts which I liked cause I didn’t think bogerts was that off from machado and I can fill my SS spot, but not obvious upgrade with trout but I think I’m giving up too much

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Paul:

      Personally I’d rather trade Scherz/Polanco than Scherz/Machado.
      I’d say you’d still be winning out in that deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  174. Db says:
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    Drop Kepler, or jupton for conforto?

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Db:

      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

  175. ebudz says:
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    Great work Grey!

    I’m in 1st place heading into the 2nd half thanks to you! Friday starts a new H2H points matchup from the 15th-24th and we get 24 total starts allowed. Hopefully SON isn’t messing with me but if these following starts are real then which ones should I totally be using out of what I’ve mapped out so far?

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    7/15
    Pineda vs. BOS (15.4)
    Paxton vs. HOU (14.6)
    Carrasco @MIN (12.2)
    Kennedy @DET (7.7)

    7/16
    McCarthy @ARI (14.3)
    McCullers @SEA (3.9)
    Chen @STL (-7.7)
    Duffy @DET (-9.3)

    7/17
    Straily vs. MIL (6.2)
    Ray vs. LAN (0.3)
    McHugh @SEA (-0.2)

    7/18
    Shoemaker vs. TEX (17.6)
    Mengden vs. HOU (5.5)
    Conley @PHI (2.4)
    Matz @CHN (-1.4)

    7/19
    Pineda vs. BAL (24.6)
    Paxton vs. CHA (16.4)
    Salazar @KC (10.7)

    7/20
    Carrasco @KC (13.1)
    Chen @PHI (8.8)
    Kennedy vs. CLE (0.9)
    McCullers @OAK (-1.0)

    7/21
    Manaea vs. TB (6.2)

    7/22 (4 max)
    Duffy vs. TEX (9.6)
    Ray @CIN (8.7)
    McCarthy @STL (7.6)
    Conley vs. NYN (4.5)
    Mengden vs. TB (4.4)
    McHugh vs. LAA (3.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda vs. BOS (15.4)
      Paxton vs. HOU (14.6)
      Carrasco @MIN (12.2)
      Kennedy @DET (7.7)
      McCarthy @ARI (14.3)
      McCullers @SEA (3.9)
      Shoemaker vs. TEX (17.6)
      Conley @PHI (2.4)
      Paxton vs. CHA (16.4)
      Salazar @KC (10.7)
      Carrasco @KC (13.1)
      Chen @PHI (8.8)
      Kennedy vs. CLE (0.9)
      McCullers @OAK (-1.0)
      Duffy vs. TEX (9.6)
      Ray @CIN (8.7)
      McCarthy @STL (7.6)
      Conley vs. NYN (4.5)

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Woah thanks you’re awesome! SO helpful man!

        Here’s the staff right now:

        10 team ESPN H2H Points
        Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

        (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, McCullers, Paxton
        (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Dyson
        Bench: (Duffy, Pineda, Matz, McCarthy, N. Jones)

        Assuming Robertson is okay I can drop Nate Jones for either Kennedy or Conley since they each have two starts ahead? Then I think it’s finally time to cut the cord on Matz and stream out of his spot? I’d probably start by just dropping him for Shoemaker then Chen, Conley, Ray and stream them in that order respectively? Trying to figure out if I’m rostering the right guys right now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you can stream out of both spots

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Ooops I just realized that SON actually hates Kennedy @DET on Friday! I wrote the SON score of 7.7 originally but it’s actually -7.7! Would you still start him there or sit him?

            Also, apparently Matz is now slated to start Sunday @PHI (?) instead of Monday @CHN… so is he a start there or no?

  176. Brett says:
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    Can you rank these outfielders for the second half

    Martin eaton Heyward raja Herrera

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel, Eaton, Heyward

  177. Los locos says:
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    Grey, how you feel about wainwright ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer in shallower leagues, 3.80-4.10 ERA guy with 7 K/9

  178. Nightpandas says:
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    Story Trumbo Darvish enough of a return for Correa in a keeper ?

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: going for it this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for this year, don’t see why you’re trading away the best player in a keeper

  179. Nightpandas says:
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    Got offered Springer and Conley or Chen for Mazara and Matz in a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  180. AU! says:
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    I have a trade question for you. 16 team h2h dynasty points league (QS for pitching). I am trying to win now, but its not a given. He offered Hector Santiago/Wei-Yen Chen/Roberto Osuna/Dillon Tate for my Alex Bregman/Jorge De La Rosa/Bassitt/Alex Gordon. The hard part for me is parting with Bregman. Is this enough for him? It feels kind of gross. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, hold

  181. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. Are you starting Yu against the Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am, but it’s a terrible matchup

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: guess ya gotta start him while he’s not on the DL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I am

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tell me how it is, it looks great

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Its really cool. That cover is the first collection of the comic books. I think currently they are on the beastie boys. History via comics!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is so cool, I’d read the crap out of EPMD’s comic

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you gots to chill….because that won’t be out for a few

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jane!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Featherbottom, that’s amazing

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Grey: I believe I have like 6 of these. Motley Cru, Poison, Bon Jovi, Metalica, Warrant, Skid Row. “100% Unauthorized Material”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d frame them and put them on my hair wall

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom: okay doubtfire. Don’t take something beautiful like the history of hip hop in comic book form and soil it with the history of the transgendered

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: thats bad and i have no sense for current fashion. Machado looks like he has some issues in his pic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is terrible, haha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I think Mookie looks sharp (even if I wouldn’t wear that myself) and Bryant seems to have a clue. Not too sure about any of the others though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just can’t get excited about what men are wearing unless it’s atrocious, so I enjoy Donaldson

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @SteveNZ: Fowler looks like Usher

  182. Paul says:
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    Is trout and castilianos for polanco and Scherzer a good counter?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Paul: id want trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair if you need pitching

  183. Rex brothers says:
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    What kind of offer could I give for mad bum

    Kepler, starling marte, villar, Lindor, Corey Seager, Khris Davis, Danny duffy, Paxton, hellickson, Glasnow, Justin upton

    Team is good on speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager or Lindor?

  184. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Gomez or eaton going forward

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  185. toneDEAF! says:
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    Who do I drop to activate Darvish and Cole? 12-team, H2H points. I kinda hate having two “closers” from the same team, but I guess I’m waiting to find out if Rosie gets right. Do I drop a starter then? WWGD?

    RP- Jeffress
    RP- Oh
    RP- Rosenthal
    RP- Uehara

    P- Carrasco
    P- Salazar
    P- Iwakuma
    P- Paxton
    P- J.Garcia
    P- Guerra
    P- Kennedy
    P- Ryu

    DL- Darvish
    DL- G. Cole
    DL- Kimbrel

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @toneDEAF!: Rosenthal and Iwakuma would be the two drops for me…Guerra would most likely be next for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal, Ryu

  186. 740 says:
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    rey, wat it do bruh.

    10team h2h 6x5cats
    please rank ROS

    Kepler, Grichuk, Brantley, Pence, Choo, Valencia, Morales

    Thanks!!!!

    • 740 says:
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      @740:
      Grey.

      my bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia, Kepler

  187. TBone says:
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    wkly H2H 6×6 with OBP instead of BA & SLG additional; W-L, QS, and K/9 with other standard categories.

    Working on 3 deals that combined would become:
    Abreu (rental)
    Springer (rental)
    Buxton (1 yr left, but come on)
    Stroman (2 yrs left at extreme value)
    Berrios or Meadows (2 yrs left at moderate value or 3 yrs left at extreme value…if he’s legit)

    for

    Votto (rental)
    Maybin (rental)
    Cueto (rental)
    Greinke (rental)
    Bregman (3yrs at extreme value…if he’s legit)

    Which side you like?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TBone: Springer side for me if you can win this year..im guessing your trying to get some pitching?…Maybe try Stroman and Buxton for Cueto…or Berrios and Buxton.

      • TBone says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        Going to try Stroman, Abreu, and Buxton for Cueto and Votto first…the owner is down with this one.

        Haven’t approached the Greinke owner recently, but in the past he’s wanted Berrios.

        Last deal was offered to me by Bregman owner (Bregman and Maybin for Springer)…lopsided heavily in his favor for this year, but was thinking I might gain enough in other trades to do a slight rebuild on the fly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer for this year

  188. Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    AL only redraft with OBP over AVG, total bases added. leon (seems to have job now) or uh oh chirinos for catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leon

  189. Q says:
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    Start over the weekend at Util in a points league:

    N Walker 3 @ PHI (all rightes)

    A Gonz @ AZ (not announced but prob at least 1 lefty if not 2)

    Walker hasn’t been good since his hot start, but at PHI v Hellickson,Eickhoff, & Eflin seems pretty tasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonz

  190. Cohen says:
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    Grey, who is the better streamer Sat ? Iwakuma vs Hou or Moore vs Balt, SON likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

  191. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    J Hammel, D Duffey, or A Conley for the ROS?

    Thanks!

    • 200 Proof says:
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      @200 Proof: Oops, Duffy, not Duffey. Sorry for the typo.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @200 Proof: Duffy for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  192. KarlJ says:
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    I give Pomeranz and Lawrie- receive Franco and Gausman
    What do you think?
    Might leave me a little light on SP though. After deal I would have Arietta, Duffy, Happ, Shoemaker, DeSciafini, Paxton, Gausman, Stroman with hopefully T. Ross, Wheeler and Tailon coming back soon

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @KarlJ: Franco side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  193. Rex brothers says:
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    Need to swing a trade have all these 3rd and ss

    Frazier Franco Bregman, Corey Seager, Lindor, villar

    Pitchers I’d want to trade
    Paxton, Duffy, hellickson

    See any combos I can put together for any of these guys
    McCullers, wacha, stroman, Chen, price, Steven wright, cueto, Bauer, Lester, Roark, Tehran, gerrit cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor or Seager for Price?

  194. Q says:
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    Why does SON hate McCullers? Is it the BBs? It even hates his next two @ SEA and @ OAK. SEA is ok, but @ OAK seems like a great matchup for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Question for Rudy on the SON

  195. hankp says:
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    Grey
    Which side do you like better in a deep 5×5 Villar and Nola or Lindor and Kazmir? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  196. RyanK says:
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    Which side?

    Kershaw Odorizzi Holliday Castro OR Kluber Archer PFielder CarGomez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  197. ryanoger says:
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    Need to lose one to roster Yu who goes Khrus Davis or AJ Reed?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  198. Fister Furbush says:
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    Non keeper points league.
    I need OF depth, who would you rather be holding onto right now- JD or Brantley?

    and..

    Desclafanii vs MIL
    Or
    Colon @ PHI

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD…. Desclafani

  199. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    for 20 teamer OPS/hits/total bases added franklin or howie for BN bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howie

  200. maximumxpower says:
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    Would it be crazy to drop Justin Upton to stash Michael Brantley?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @maximumxpower: yes it would. Don’t do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  201. ganggreenn says:
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    Should I drop max kepler for aron judge as a stash. Im in a rotisserie points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  202. Cabby says:
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    Would you trade king Felix and Kepler in a keeper league for rich hill/stroman / castillo? I am in need of pitching and catcher help and likely won’t keep king Felix. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  203. Nightpandas says:
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    Thoughts on Altherr, worth a pickup over Eaton, or Lawrie, need sb in a limited moves league

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: other choices : Naquin, Peraza, Jankowski though don’t want to destroy other cats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  204. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Did I read that you are in Aspen? If you have some time to kill – hit up a Goodwill. That town has some high end stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh I bet! Shizz is crazy expensive here… I just had a $25 scrambled eggs

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Huevos bourgeoisie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not new to fancy areas, but this is next level here…. I had a $45 chocolate dessert last night

  205. hondo says:
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    Best Ross bro for DL stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joe

  206. Syn says:
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    I enjoy reading your work. Makes the cube life go a little quicker each day. Question for you. 10 man rotisserie league. Lineup as follows

    C-Arnaud, 1B-Belt, 2B-Altuve, 3B-Donaldson, SS-Nunez, OF-Blackmon, OF-Cespedes, OF-Polanco, Util-Espinosa, B-Beltran, B-Franco, DL-JDMartinez.

    SP- Thor, SP-Cueto, RP-Dyson, RP-KRod, P-Shoemaker, P-Duffy, P-Sonny G, P-Colome, P-Archer, P-Norris, DL-Taillon, DL-Greinke

    I am in first place by 8pts. I only have 4pts in RBI, and 8pts in HR. I could make some of those up with Arenado. But I could stand to makeup some points in W/K though as well where I am 2pts in W and 3pts in K. Got sent a trade offer to trade away my Greinke, Espinosa, and Franco for his Arenado. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Arenado there

  207. Rex brothers says:
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    Offered my Seager for price he countered with price and Pedroia for trout and Paxton LOL need your help find me a trade grey!!!

    My team
    C grandal
    1b belt
    2b Schoop
    3b Frazier
    Ss Lindor
    If Franco
    Of trout,marte ,Khris Davis, upton
    Util Corey Seager, villar
    bench Kepler
    dl jd Martinez na Bregman

    Pitchers Danny s, Paxton,Duffy,Glasnow, hellickson, Pomeranz dl tajuan

    His team
    C hundley
    1b Pujols
    2b Pedroia
    3b Escobar
    Ss segura
    If rua
    Of Stanton, kris Bryant, inciare, Cruz
    Util revere, Mcann

    Pitching Steven wright, Jimenez, price, iwakuma, gio, Tillman, Bauer, greinke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager/Upton for Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MC Ricky D! That is really cool

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: Im such a dork. Im going to grab book 2 (1981-1982) and book 3 (1983-1984) then start buying the actual comics every month. I dont care what anyone thinks, I play fantasy baseball at unhealthy level, Im already a weirdo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And I think that’s so badass so what does that make me?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you’re an enabler

  208. hnakg says:
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    Trying to weigh a couple of offers to upgrade my pitching. Right now my staff is Price, Cole (coming off DL), Hamels, Duffy, Velasquez and Taillon (on DL).

    1. Lamb and Hamels for Sale
    2. Lindor for Sale (have Villar as backup but hate dealing Lindor in a keeper league)
    3. Lamb for either C-Mart or Archer

    What deal would you push for? Not sure if I need a huge pitching upgrade but also feel I have a decent shot of winning the league if I can make some decent improvements in my pitching.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to get Sale in the 1st one, or C-Mart in third

  209. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    This is ridiculous, Im f**king bored. On with the baseball, fuk all this pop star break bullshitzski

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, but Kevin Jepsen was signed by the Rays!

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: stop the presses. I can’t handle news this important. I think I need to sit down for a second…..Now wait for the will Jepsen replace Colome as the Closer question in 3,2,……

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, Jepsen’s lucky if he sees a lead in the 7th inning

  210. Brett says:
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    Rest of year kang or aj reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  211. J-Money says:
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    What up Grey,

    12 team 6×6 OPS and K/9…need saves, Papelbon for Aaron Sanchez? Expecting a shut down/bullpen move?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Papelbon

  212. RyanK says:
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    Salvador Perez for John Lackey?

    I have WIllson Contreras and Sal Perez…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  213. Nightmare says:
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    Greylord!!!! A little place I like to call Assssssssspen

    U starting gerrit Cole on Saturday @WASH?
    Or should we wait a turn and start Sonny gray vs TOR instead ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d start Cole

  214. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Glasnow and kang for archer? I have aj reed on my bench to replace kang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  215. Steve says:
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    Asked Magoo this but curious who you would try to get for Pomerantz now that his stock’s taking a massive Sawx hit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need, maybe a donkeycorn

  216. Q says:
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    Trade Matz & Tim Anderson for Keuchel and Gardner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  217. Rex brothers says:
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    The guy took my Seager and upton for price offer added another ace to my staff to push the championship run

    • Rex brothers says:
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      @Rex brothers: with Bregman and jd Martinez filling in eventually

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  218. Orphan Black says:
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    Verlander for Kimbrel? Last in saves but Kimbrel likely out til Sep. Verlander been pretty good.
    SP-Hill, Sanchez, Verlander, Duffy, JGray, Shoe DL-Kershaw, JRoss
    RP-Miller, Brach, Dull, Estevez, Clippard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nor great

      • Orphan Black says:
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        @Grey: What do you think of trading Kershaw and Kang for Boegarts, with my curent rotation? Have Bregman stashed for SS whenever he gets called.

        C-Castillo, 1B-Rizzo, 2B-Segura, 3B-Arenado, SS-Kang, OF-Betts, Marte, Choo UT-Trumbo, Lamb Bench-Bregman, Heyward, Reed, Benintendi
        SP-Hill, Sanchez, Verlander, Duffy, JGray, Shoe DL-Kershaw, JRoss
        RP-Miller, Brach, Dull, Estevez, Clippard

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks decent for you

          • Orphan Black says:
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            @Grey: thanks

      • Orphan Black says:
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        @Grey: 5×5 10 team roto non-keeper btw

  219. Rex brothers says:
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    Top two adds bell, grichuk, naquin, trea Turner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk, Naquin

  220. Rex brothers says:
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    Thoughts on a colabello

  221. John says:
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    Oh those Padres! They deal Pom who they have under contract control, who is looking like an ace, and could be someone to build around. But they keep and play Kemp, Jay (before injury) etc. ??? Must be part of the 25 year plan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • muskysmell says:
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      @John:

      It was a good trade for the Pads… Pomz wasn’t in their plans long term considering how many damn holes they have and they got the 15th best prospect in all of baseball.
      Not bad of a return for a guy who was originally slated to be in the bullpen at the start of the season.

      But yea I hear ya, they’ll find a way to screw it up :)

  222. Paul says:
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    Should I sell my rizzo for goldschmidt and Nola or ask for another pitcher back in return, the reason the other person wants rizzo is his keeper value but I don’t care because my keepers are already set

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, of course try to get a better SP if you can

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: he has Nola, Joe Ross, Kennedy, tailion as other options

  223. muskysmell says:
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    Poor Pomeranz….going from cozy Petco and the NL West to the murderous AL East.

    Pomeranz ranks 3rd in all of baseball for most pitches per plate appearance and he’s going to the AL East where games last for 10 hours from batters fouling off and staying alive and taking pitches.

    Trade him if you can!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  224. muskysmell says:
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    Michael Kopech threw 105 on the radar gun.

    He is a starter, not a reliever.

    What. The. Eff.

    Yea, I predict a TJ in his future (sadly… hopefully I’m wrong).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear that

  225. Jon says:
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    Would you deal Harvey for Joey Bats in a 5×5 keep forever/dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  226. muskysmell says:
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    Grey,
    This is an insta-accept in redraft league, but I play in a keeper league and I’m 3 points out of first so I have a chance to win it all.
    Was offered Strasburg, Edwin, and Joey Bats for Xander and Abreu by a team looking to fire sale.

    Obvious no-brainer in redraft, but Xander is a keeper at $9 (in a keep forever league, +4 dollars every year) with $260 budget. And I’ll have no SS anymore, would have to pick one up.

    Salaries for Stras, Edwin, and Joey Bats are all high so they’re not great keepers.
    I’m assuming I have to take it still right?
    My pitching sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I don’t love it, get a cheaper pitcher elsewhere

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:

        Ok thanks for your input…I thought I was taking crazy pills for pausing at the deal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  227. Rex brothers says:
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    What kind of pitcher could Pom get you if someone thing Red Sox are good for him

    McCullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  228. Dgg says:
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    Barrel or hellickson?

    • Dgg says:
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      @Dgg: harrell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hellickson

  229. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, Stanton, Polanco
    (1) UT: J. Upton

    (1) DL: J.D. Martinez

    Hey Grey thanks again for helping me get my pitching sort of situated yesterday! Now I have a question about my offense heading into the 2nd half and I’m probably going to get called a “dim-witted stool sniffer” or something by Cram because it’s one of those “I know you have X ranked above Y, but…” questions but it has to do with this “visual joke” Justin Upton (233 total pts)…

    I’ve been holding onto him because I know how valuable he can be in a weekly H2H matchup WHEN he gets hot and you advised “holding” when I asked a couple times before the break about maybe cutting him for some of the guys you have here in the top 100 like Franco (269 pts), M. Upton (278 pts), Schoop (281 pts), Castellanos(292 pts), Semien (269 pts), B. Hamilton (169 pts), Yelich (272 pts), K. Davis (252 pts). All those guys are still available and now that I see Franco and the other Upton ranked above him I’m wondering if he’s still worth keeping in my UTIL spot ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco works for me

  230. Dgg says:
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    Starting Paxton vs Houston
    Hellickson vs mets

    • Dgg says:
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      @Dgg: ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  231. Don says:
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    Pomeranz for Bauer?

  232. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    ROS pts league:
    Span, Grichuk, or Pagan?

  233. muskysmell says:
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    I just shipped Xander ($9), Willson Contreras ($5), and Aaron Sanchez ($5) for Mike Trout ($26) and Jon Lester ($21) in my keeper league.

    I am banking of Bregman lol…

  234. Don says:
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    Pomeranz for Gattis if your catcher is grandal?

  235. Bride of Frankencatcher says:
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    Yo Grey

    Hammel vs Texas
    or
    B. McCarthy @ Arizona

  236. HelpMoiBBGod says:
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    Hey you think I should take Trea Turner over Devon Travis or Profar? Need help at 2B in redraft 12t H2H 6×6.

    Thanks

  237. Ninaaw says:
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    Khris Davis for Britton or any other of your top 100 closers

    Khris Davis and Duffy or try hellickson first for McCullers or any of your top 100 pitchers if they won’t take Khris Davis straight up ?

    Khris Davis for Felix Hernandez straight up?

    To much power on my team

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