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Last night I was thinking about how Trea Turner was singlehandedly winning people fantasy leagues.  Today I’m thinking, can he singlehandedly play?  He was top six for fantasy value already this year on our Player Rater, and he might’ve been a 2nd half player!  He could’ve ended up in the top three overall for fantasy value.  Yeah, I said it!  Top three!  Now, a broken wrist.  Why can’t we have anything nice?  I’m addressing you, Fantasy Baseball Overlord!  I’m screaming at the heavens, standing in rain, hoo-ha’ing like I’m an out-of-work Al Pacino impersonator!  Why can we not have nice things?!  I want answers!  Alas, FBO’s out to lunch, or so says his answering machine.  This sounds like an injury where he could be out for six to eight weeks, but more will be known in the coming days.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kevin Jepsen – Signed with the Nats.  *looking at a jigsaw puzzle of a World Series trophy with one piece missing, picks up piece that is Kevin Jepsen’s face, jams that piece into jigsaw, hammering piece until it fits*

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 16th homer, hitting .298.  Someone mentioned in the comments yesterday how valuable Rendon has been.  Well, yeah!

Blake Treinen – 1 IP, 3 ER and the blown save in the ninth, after being up by two runs.  There’s a chance here that Dusty simply forgot Treinen is no longer his closer.  Or he spun his toothpick on the ground and it stopped facing Treinen, so he had to let him f*ck him.

Kris Bryant – Still could hit the DL.  That brings us to 99.9% of MLB players that are on the DL or expecting to hit the DL.  The .1% is Bronson Arroyo, who is technically in the MLB but, I mean, c’mon, a 83 MPH fastball?

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.69 vs. Joe Ross 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.12 – When I saw this matchup was Jo-Le vs. Jo-Ro, I started singing Jolene by Dolly Parton, “Jo-Le, Jo-Le,” and then I started scratching the imaginary record and started singing Ahmad’s Back in the Day, “Jo-Ro, Jo-Ro, put on that Bobby Womack.”  My brain pinballs, and I think it was the excitement of Friday.  Lester’s obviously a solid starter, you know him.  Ross is a’ight for matchups in shallower leagues.

Jeimer Candelario – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Since John Candelaria was “The Candy Man,” I’m gonna call Jeimer “The Candy Lad.”

Carlos Correa – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homers, hitting .309.  Guess how many steals he has on the year?  I’ll do you one better, it’s the same number as steal attempts.  Okay, give up?  He has not been caught one time this year.  Unfortch, he also hasn’t attempted one steal.  There’s a 42-year-old, twice-divorced guy in your softball league, who has two kegs for legs, who has attempted more steals simply because he was on first base and his 1st base coach said, “Swipe right,” when he was Tinder’ing during a game, and Keg Legs thought he meant for him to steal.  Correa was the 51st fastest player in the majors last year.  Not greenies and Red Bull fast, but zero attempts?!  How is this even possible?

Brad Peacock – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (6 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.72.  For you old heads, I have a comparison for you:  Peacock is Jonathan Sanchez.

Andrew Cashner – 5 IP, 5 ER as he was activated from the DL.  If that doesn’t excite you, you have no heartbeat like a stone.  You stone?  I think you stone.  You stone?  Maybe I’m stone.  I stone?  Damn, maybe stone.  I stone?  (This is my new schtick, how’s it playing?)  Damn, I stone?  Maybe stone.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-3 and two steals (8, 9).  I’m not hearing the anger about Odor.  Yes, he’s hitting a paltry .207, but he’s on pace for 25 HRs and 20 SBs.  Average is fickle.  His strikeouts are up, but they’re not skyrocketing compared to last season.  He is only a .255 hitter in his career, so if he gets unlucky with BABIP, you might have a .235 season.  That sucks, I get it, but ZiPS, Steamer and everyone else is calling for him to hit .260 the rest of the way.  I’m not on an island of misfit toys saying Odor’s the greatest thing to happen this year, but a 25/20/.235 season is not a fantasy season killer.  Miggy hitting 10 homers with a .260 average vs. a guy like Smoak or Yonder or LogMo being an All-Star is hurting your teams a lot more.  I’m in first with Odor, don’t tell me a 25/20 pace 2nd baseman is killing you.

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .262.  Been about as yawnstipating as a guy can be.  By the by, who’s thumbing down the Urban Dictionary definition of Yawnstipating?  Yawnstipating people are, that’s who!

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.02.  If I win any money in my NFBC league by finishing in the top three, and I highly doubt it’s going to happen, but, if I do, Kluber will be receiving a check of gratitude from me.  One personal check with the memo: Gratitude, no signature, no date, Void in the Amount line, but Gratitude all over that Memo line.

Randal Grichuk – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer, and, like, his 89th homer this week.  You know Grichuk is gonna be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because of course he is.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  Apizzarently, I was suppose to start Lynn over Lackey this week.  What’s more puzzling is on Monday morning I thought starting Lackey instead of Lynn was a smart move.  Maybe I confused smart with stupid.  Well, I won’t make that mistake again (I am totally going to make this mistake again and again).  Glad I smartened up (I am still super dopey).

A.J. PollockDiamondbacks said he won’t return this week.  There’s a fisherman in Alaska that hits off a tee with a pollock as a bat, and that pollock has played more baseball in the last two years.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer, hitting .323.  Au Shizz!

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .286.  He ain’t no Lamby-pamby!

Jake Junis – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.66.  A carpenter by the name of Jesus should’ve bought our fantasy baseball streaming tools, instead he ended up screaming, “You Junis!!!”

Michael Fulmer – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (0 walks), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.19.  His peripherals — 6.9 K/9, 2.1 BB/9, 3.96 xFIP, do so little for me.  Fulmer?  Nah, kid, feel kinda emptier, tbh.  FTLOG, with the acronyms!  Fulmer’s fastball is 96 on the reg, but only has three pitches, and doesn’t use any of them for Ks.  Totally usable, serviceable, fine, adjective, adjective, adverb!  But, do I love him?  Meh, he’s okay.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .248.  What happens in real baseball doesn’t matter much for fantasy.  Matters a bit if a team is going to trade for a guy and someone you have might lose their job.  Those types of things.  With that in mind, I looked at the MLB standings yesterday for the first time in about a month.  A) The Tigers are bad, and not bad as in good.  B) The Twins and Royals are in playoff contention, and they are also gizzarbage.  Damn, the AL Central is sad.  C) There’s no C.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .267.  This is least manic year ever for Upton with no crazy hot and cold swings.  He’s downright normal.  He’s the only normal thing about 2017.

J.A. Happ – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  Happ has been terrific for the last few weeks, four starts, 6 ER in just over 25 IP, near a 9+ K/9.  I mean, everything, just great, and I dropped him yesterday.  Yeah, he goes to the Yankees next and you have to be that brutal in shallow leagues.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-5 and two homers (7, 8).  But what about Eric Sogard?!  I don’t own Villar anywhere, but I can still appreciate the anger at Sogard — Eric Soangered? — when Soangered is only playing because he’s hitting, and he’s only hitting because his BABIP is insane.  He’s a .240 hitter disguised as a replacement for Villar.  That is infuriating.  I’ll give you that.  Hopefully this is the spark Villar needs going forward.

Jesus Aguilar – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Buh-buh-buh-buh-BUT this was against the Reds?!  This was supposed to be Thames’ chance!

Manny Pina – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer this week.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Ryan Braun – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  And still healthy!  Though, I haven’t checked in almost three minutes.  His status might’ve changed.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  His ownership numbers should be at 100%.  Pitching is such a shizz show this year, there’s no reason why he’s not owned everywhere.

Joey Votto – 2-for-2 and his 22nd and 23rd homers, hitting .308.  It’ll prolly end at some point, but doesn’t he feel like a guy that could wake up at the age of 40 and hit .300 with 20 homers?

Dustin Fowler – Was called up for the previous call-up that was called up on the call up.  Unfortunately, on a play yesterday, he ran into a right field wall, and ruptured his patella tendon.  Yeah, that’s as bad as it sounds.  No, I don’t want to see video of it, Fox Sports, thanks.

Chris Carter – Called up from the minors as Tyler Austin was DL’d.  I’ll have to ask Prospector Ralph about this new minors call-up.  Oh, wait, that’s right, it’s last year’s NL Home Run Champ.

Avisail Garcia – Underwent an MRI on his knee.  Sigh.  We had a good three months from him.  Next year, we’re gonna get six, I swear!  Why am I now singing All-4-One’s I Swear?

Jameson Taillon – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.97.  Without looking it up, I’m gonna guess his ERA is leading the majors.  Or maybe it’s that Ervin or Vargas guy.  Well, Taillon is a stallion (totally the first person to ever say that).

John Jaso – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  If you Google John Jaso, the first suggestion is “Is John Jaso married?”  The answer is no, he is a white guy with dreads and smells.

Gregory Polanco –  1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Two weeks ago, when Polanco homered, I thought there was fog on the mirror under his nose.  Now, I think the mirror might just be frosted.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer.  When Puig lets one fly!

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  I gave you a hard affirmative to pick him up the other day, and he will be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  Me likey.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.32.  Every time I look at Kershaw’s box score, I have a small moment before the numbers come up where I expect no hits.  Just this small pause where I wait and expect to see nothing.  Why do I sound like Ben Affleck telling Matt Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting to get out of town?

Dustin Pedroia – Out with a knee injury.  At least the Red Sox think it’s his knee, but his thigh, ankle, shin and knee are all within centimeters of each other so it’s hard to tell.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Mookie Ballgame!

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .242.  I bet at holiday gatherings with his family there’s a lot of, “Oh, look at this, Hanley decided to grace us with his presence.  What’s the matter, Hanley?  Your hamstring doesn’t hurt too much for some turkey?”

Jose Urena – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.42.  Whew, usually when I go back to the streaming well one too many times, it burns me bad.  Thank you, Urena!  Now I can drop you with little regrets.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer, hitting .274.  Funnily enough, as Giancarlo was homering, I was doing a strip tease to Giancarlo’s Fathead wall mount in my room.

Seth Lugo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.55.  Sonavabench!  Okay, let’s read between the lines.  I own Lugo in a very deep league, and even I didn’t start him because I don’t trust him.  That sonavabench is packed with more hidden meaning than a Lewis Carroll acid dream novel.

Manuel Margot – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .269.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he could if you need speed.  Hey, I’m a poet and aware of it!

Wil Myers – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Also, in this game, Hunter Renfroe went 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer too.  Know what else these guys have in common?  They are both Padres.  Yeah, I’m a bit of a trivia buff.

Dinelson Lamet – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.35.  He knows what every Padres pitcher knows, when you’re at home, Dinelson, you shake whack off, and you don’t let hitters get whacks on.

Matt Adams – Left yesterday’s game with a foot contusion.  His foot was seen putting on a mitten and–Wait, that’s foot confusion.

Bartolo Colon – Was designated for assignment, and it might be the last we ever see of Bartolo in the majors.  I doubt it’s the last we ever see of him though.  He strikes me as a guy that will take on retirement like George Foreman.  Will surround himself with a bunch of kids who he calls Mini Bartolos, will try to unretire at 55 years old and then will make a billion dollars on a kitchen appliance.

   
  1. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    I would’ve thought Rudy would go with,

    Cubs Staff Goes H.A.M.murabi’s Code On Turner For Stealing

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: That’s a good edit but Rudy’s wins based on being first with extra points for latent islamaphobia.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: Or Turner Steals, Gets Caught, Goes Broke. (He had a CS before the HBP).

      • Cram It says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Hard As a Motherf*cker

          • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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            @Rudy Gamble: Maybe if Grey hadn’t used “Michael A. Taylor went H.A.M!” a few times. (Taylor Ham, y’see.)

            Uh oh, have I just revealed that Rudy doesn’t read Grey’s posts?!?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You thought he did?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              BTW, saying HAM is too inside joke is like saying Ninjas in Paris is too inside

            • ha. i skim a lot. often, just lurking to see if my name is mentioned or if my joke got in. H.A.M. does not reflect the acronymatic views of rudy or his warped mind :)

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Excellent write-up (wow, broke out the old Roget’s Thesaurus on that one, huh?)

    a. Out the door with my son. He’s recovered, thanks for all your prayers. One-day virus, done.

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 30-July 2

    Murdock: ‘Colonel. Are you sure he’s still not unbalanced from the war? We can’t have somebody who might crack under pressure in that hell.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Pressure? Rambo is the best combat vet I’ve ever seen, a pure fighting machine who only desires to win a war that someone else lost. And if winning means he has to die, he’ll die – no fear, no regrets. And one more thing. What you choose to call hell, he calls home.’

    Random AirOps guy: ‘Stand by to start APU. T minus 20. Switching now. Analyze. T minus 5.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘You’ve got 36 hours to get the hell in and out. – So don’t stop and smell the roses, OK?’

    Rambo: ‘- Yeah.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Run into trouble, try to get to the hilltop extraction site marked on your map.’

    Ericson: ‘Ready to roll, Colonel.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Good luck, son.’

    Rambo: ‘- Thanks.’

    MP: ‘Let’s go.’

    [Just before entering the plane, Rambo all decked up in his combat uniform turns to Colonel Trautman and says…]

    Rambo: ‘Murdock said he was with 2nd battalion 3rd Marines at Kon Tum in ’66.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Yeah.’

    Rambo: ‘The 2nd Battalion was at Kud Sank. You’re the only one I trust.’

    [Plane takes off]

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Think he’ll find someone?’

    Murdock: – POWs? Doubtful. But there’s people to satisfy, questions that have to be answered.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- You don’t sound too emotional about it.’

    Murdock: ‘- Wasn’t my war, Colonel. I’m just here to clean up the mess.’

    [Poor Rambo, looks like he’ll be just another casualty! Tune in next week to find out.]

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. I feel like I had a hand in this B. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Thanks, man. You had a hand and a foot in this!

        b. Goodwin or Tapia ROS 5×5 12-team RCL?

        c. Rank in ROS 5×5 12-team RCL Taylor, Goodwin, Tapia.

        Cheers,
        Ante

  3. Big league choo says:
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    Better dynasty league dl stash

    Bird, Wong, Devon travis, kiermaier, familia, solarte

  4. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    I’m guessing Bartolo really let’s himself go and stars in a reimagining of the movie “Mr. 3,000”

  5. Scott says:
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    Who do you like better ROS: Bregman (3b/mi) or drury (2b/3b/mi). Both of them would be reserve 3b and MI for me. Drury has some added positional flexibility for too. I’ve been waiting for Bregman to get hot, it hasn’t happened. Maybe this is who he is this year.

    Also: grichuck or mancini?

    Stats for both are r,tb,hr,rbi,sb,pop. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      That was supposed to say (2b/3b/OF) for drury

      • Scott says:
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        And obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Drury… Mancini

  6. Mike says:
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    10 team, 4 player keeper h2h league. I’m in first place but NEED to boost my power numbers to keep my lead. Hopefully trout is back within a week to help.

    My question is my 3 locked in keepers are trout, Harper and Thor. This leaves me with manny and posey. Of these 2, which do you feel is the better option to use as a trade chip? I read everyone’s comments on not giving up on manny and don’t sell low. If I move posey, I could pick up Avila on waivers to fill that hole.

    Suggestions?

    • EnglishMetsfan says:
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      @Mike:
      Posey, hands down.

      • Mike says:
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        @EnglishMetsfan: that was my first thought. But I was thinking I could get more of a return from manny. I’m probably overreacting and watch my team heat up over the next week.

  7. Trevor says:
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    Turner a top five fantasy guy?! This is the exact reason I hate roto leagues. He is pretty much a one dimentional player….he’s fast. A .270 hitter with a .300 on base and .400 slugging should NEVER be considered a top fantasy asset.

  8. Bosox says:
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    Michael Taylor or joc

  9. Crime Dog says:
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    I had the number one waiver claim in April. Todd Frazier and Rendon were both dropped and I chose to pick up Frazier. I also drafted Healy and dropped him. Now I have Papa seager and bregman :( still in second place but oh what could’ve been.

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Crime Dog: I dropped Rendon for Bregman :/

      • golfnut says:
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        @mthom42: I’ll do ya one better….I had picked up judge and bellinger, dropped them when they weren’t hitting early……

        • mthom42 says:
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          @golfnut: ouch, I also dropped Bellinger but just got him back for Wood

          • Crime Dog says:
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            @mthom42: 2017 horror stories. I luckily hung onto bellinger, he’s been my saving grace

            • Swfcdan says:
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              @Grey: And @Crime Dog: Last year I traded Judge for Mateo part way through the year when their stocks had swapped (then they later swapped back drastically). More room in the tear club if anyones interested.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ouch

  10. mthom42 says:
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    Order for ROS (pts league)
    Paxton, the Stallion, Maeda, Nola

    • EnglishMetsfan says:
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      @mthom42:
      That order

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @mthom42:

      I prefer Nola over Maeda

  11. Willlie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Moonlight Fowler carted off field. I assume he’ll become a writer.
    Are there any pitchers that are not injured and will be in the buy sell today? Lynn or R Hill ROS….desperation hits my staff

  12. Sean says:
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    Villar, you sonovabench!! It really hurts to lose T. Turner for that long especially after he single-handedly (pun intended?) wins me steals practically every week. Silver lining, I don’t have to drop anyone to activate Villar now (was holding out until i had to make a roster move). Would you drop scooter for a guy to help make up the steals difference or just roll with Villar and hope for the best. Top available of interest over the past 14 days are A. Simmons and Pham,

    • Sean says:
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      @Sean:Just saw that Cozart was coming back from DL so I’m dropping scooter regardless, plus I have others coming off DL soon. So a better question would be would you drop Haniger for either Simmons or Pham?

  13. Pazz says:
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    Gausman , volquez , sabathia, wheeler, Salazar

    Available in my league… which guys should I add to my team? Any of them with the add

  14. Tony C says:
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    Hey Grey real entertaining stuff today and you are absolutely and completely right about Odor and Miggy this year. Unfortunately I have Miggy.
    Do you prefer in a 12 team 10×10 for ROS Hanley, Grichuk, Joc, Haniger, Moreland or Thames? I picked up Haniger and Thames early this season and they were awesome as I rode them to fantasy blissfulness. Neither has done much for me in June. Time to move on?

    • Grey

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      @Tony C: Thanks! I’d hold, or Haniger for Joc, kinda coin flips

  15. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Lindor, Odor and Correa. Something about that adjacent O and R in the last name. None of these 3 guys is who we thought they were. I would take Andrus over all of them.

  16. Kas says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    Would you please help me out and pick some of my OF for tonight? Please pick three:

    Grichuk vs. Roark
    Piscotty vs. Roark
    Ozuna vs. Garza
    Dickerson vs. Tillman
    Puig vs. Richard
    Benintendi vs. Estrada

    Much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Dickerson, Ozuna, Grichuk

      • Kas says:
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        @Grey: awesome, cause that’s who I had going anyway. Thanks brother!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. The Biz says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!

    Was offered Devenski for JBJ or Odor. I need ratio help and pitching help in general. 12 team 5×5 roto. If I do it I’m going JBJ as you said about 25/20 for Odor. JBJ has been hot but has to be due for one of his cold stretches soon. Main question is, is this worth it when waiver options are Harris, Givens, or Barraclough who for 35 IP of a RP won’t be too different? Have Trout and Freeman back soon and JBJ may be a bench piece then.

    Thanks again!

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Biz: Why would 35 IP not make a difference but Devenski’s 48 will? Don’t trade for a middle reliever.

      • The Biz says:
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        @Cram It: I see that, trying to look at both ways, he, or other MR off waivers may push me over as I’m tight in W, SV, and ratios. That type player will help me catch up in K’s too. I love JBJ as he went to my school but if/when he goes cold again he’s unplayable during that time, like early this year.

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Biz: MR’s certainly help. I just don’t understand trading for one when you have capable options for free.

  18. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    So I already have been offered a couple trades for Turner in my keeper. I have great value with him, and able to keep him in 10th round next year and a year earlier each year after. I was offered Dee Gordon straight up for him, which would fill 2b and my main source of steals. I would be able to keep Gordon as my 4th or 5th rounder next year. I was also offered Marte, Lester, Owings for Turner and one of my bench players (like Carlos Santan). I would get no keeper players back in the deal and would be to solely hope it helps me win this year.

    I’m leaning towards holding, finding a cheap source of steals, and hoping he’s back before fantasy playoffs but would appreciate your thoughts as always.

    Happy 4th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Hold

  19. ryanoger says:
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    Best add for Saves this weekend:

    Neris @NYM or Bush @CWS?

    • Fabsy says:
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      @ryanoger: I think Addison Reed is the closer for NYM. Bush is probably the best option

  20. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Amazing headline and lede guys!

  21. Ryan says:
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    I’ve got a couple of questions, Grey. 6×6, 10 team, ML, H2H w/ hits and holds as extra cats. I will need to trim the roster to accommodate DL players soon.

    1. In what order would you drop these hitters? Thames, Conforto, Odor?
    2. In what order would you drop these pitchers? Pineda, Straily, Nelson, Quintana?
    3. Starling Marte is available. Would you drop any of the above hitters for him? I have Billy Hamilton and Jose Altuve for speed, but not in love w/ Billy.
    4. Bush or Bedrosian ROS?
    5. In a 10-team league, does this team have enough HR/RBI: Avila, Freeman, Altuve, Seager, Rendon, Castro, Cruz, Cespedes, Myers, LeMahieu, Thames, w/ Hamilton, Odor, and Conforto on the bench?

    Thanks for the insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: 1. Conforto, Thames 2. That order 3. Sure 4. Bush 5. Looks fine, but I don’t know your league

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks grey!!!

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the advice! I can hear boyz to men in the background, it’s so hard to say goodbye to confortothames! Pineda-eeaayyaayyaayyyy!

      • No Name says:
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        @Grey:

        For clarity on question #2, are yo saying you would keep Quintana over all on this list?

  22. Fabsy says:
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    Just got offered Arenado Darvish J. Upton for Bryant Strasburg Kemp

    6×6 Roto Categories (OBP) which side do you like? My team is struggling so maybe I need a shakedown.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fabsy: Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fabsy: Agree with Cram

  23. Randy says:
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    ROS ranking Gray? (QS, K/9 league)

    Lament, Godley, Nola, J. Gray, ERod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy: Nola, Godley, Gray

  24. Delino DeShields Fan Club says:
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    Grey, that John Lackey line yesterday got me good. Great stuff!

    Knowing that SP has been a disaster this year, my Manaea for his Wade Davis?

    My P is Strasburg, Carrasco, Berrios, Nelson, Manaea, Bradley, Devenski, Holland, Doolittle, Kintzler, Kela, Strickland.
    Also have a streaming spot and Bud Norris on the DL.

  25. LadyScorpio says:
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    Great article yet again, Grey! Glad that Pederson is roster worthy AGAIN as he is currently on my team. Just added Grichuk too! Hopefully, these guys can help my offense come out of its slump!! Thanks again for the great article!!!

  26. Lee says:
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    Simmons or Russell to replace turner in 5 x 5 h2h using OPS instead of ba. Have Didi at MI already so can put him at SS but need the NO filled. No 2nd baseman availible worth noting except maybe josh Harrison as a 3rd option? Thanks!

    • Lee says:
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      @Lee: Need the MI filled

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Simmons

  27. Tbone says:
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    Deal Hamels for Benintendi in keeper where your pitching is kind of weak to begin with? Pitching has K/9 and QS; hitting has OBP and SLG. Can keep Beni for 2yrs and Hamels has been meh.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tbone: Yes, Benny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tbone: Agree with Cram

  28. Chris D says:
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    Its time for another round of catcher fantasy wasteland question:

    Drop Wieters for Wilson Ramos? I know what Ramos can bring if he stays healthy but I guess I like the idea of Wieters tied to the Nats offense. Suggestions anyone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris D: I’d try Ramos for s’s and g’s

  29. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi, h2h pts, Conforto,Grichuk, B.Gamel – which 2 for ROS? – thanks.

  30. Chris r says:
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    For me Trea was single-handedly keeping me in it. I lost marte to suspension, trout and Freeman to injury. Having had trea as a keeper kept me alive and barely in first.

    Getting those other guys back I’m going to end up being fine. But I really feel for the guy who’s season might be over now :(.

    As for my team. I have Jonathan Villar to fill in at SS, Brandon Phillips for 2B and maybe someday Rosario.

    Do I need to make a move to shore up my middle infield? I’m trying to trade a pitcher like Jon gray or peacock for Cozart, if that doesn’t happen should I be grabbing an asdrubal cabrera or Dansby Swanson? Or do I hold and see how Villar does?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris r: I’d do Gray for Cozart, but I’d check his rehab first, if not, grab Asdrubal over Phillips

  31. Blergball says:
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    Ian Happ or Margot ROS in 12-team mixed H2H?

  32. Lipson says:
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    Grey, are we starting Gray tonight in Arizona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lipson: Think you have to

  33. Hammurabi says:
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    5×5 roto, leading R/RBI by 40+, HR by 15, but close races in SB/AVG. pick three from this crew: Brantley, Dyson, Piscotty, Gardner, Grichuk, Reddick, Buxton

  34. Osuna Matata says:
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    In a super deep league and my 2B were Hernandez, Castro and Turner. All on the DL.

    Best available are Merrifield, Utley, Kike, Descalso, Motter, Torreyes, Pearce. Who should I pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Osuna Matata: try Utley since homered last night? Merrifield if you need everyday player

  35. Brett says:
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    With Turner going down who do you think is best to replace him for now?

    Russell
    Perez
    Crawford
    Cabrera
    DeJong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: What’s a Perez?

  36. Beastman says:
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    Sad day for us Trea owners. I’m contending in a 16-team league and have him as a $3 keeper next year. Might need to trade him to stay in the playoff hunt though.

    Does a return of Story (ugh…) and Pineda or Bundy seem fair? Could also opt for a stop gap like Orlando Arica, currently the best SS on waivers in this very deep league, and hope Trea returns in time for fantasy playoffs while keeping him for next year.

    My head hurts…

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @Beastman:
      If you want to make a push to with the league this year, you do what you gotta do —
      But you should really be able to get a better return for Trea than either of those offers. His injury shouldn’t affect his performance next year at all, and $3 is SUCH a bargain for him. I’d aim a lot higher, or just hold and hope to contend this year AND next year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beastman: You’re trading a $3 Trea? C’mon

  37. Justin says:
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    Mallex Smith or Jose Peraza ROS and keeper value?

  38. bigbear says:
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    A. Who are you more concerned with Odor or Story?

    B. So you pimped both Nelson and Taillon this write up, who are you going with ROS? Taillon is my weakest healthy starter this year. His WHIP is 1.35. Not sure he’ll keep that sub-3 ERA.

    Bonus: Come on Sox, bring up Moncada already! Tic toc, my fantasy clock!

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @bigbear:
      A. Story
      B. Taillon: he’s more talented, and pitches in a better home park. The Pirates might limit his innings a little bit, but he’ll still be more valuable overall ROS.
      C. Yes, please!

  39. DonnieB says:
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    How would you rank for ROS? Grichuk,Polanco and Schwarber? Thanks to the best!

  40. No Name says:
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    Thames has fallen so far that I received an offer of his Thames for my Maybin. Since this league has Ks as a category and I have a “hit for average” type team that wins steals regularly, I think NO is the right answer. I would have to trade for more power guys at a premium to compete in HRs and that is unlikely. Fantasy Baseball is weird that way in H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @No Name: I’d take Thames, but it could go either way… Maybin will likely be injured by next week

  41. Bobby says:
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    Any idea who leads off for Nats now ?

    Was offered Villar for Stroman ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobby: Some combo of Difo, Taylor, maybe Werth eventually — Villar side

  42. Morning Grey! I am sure you will get tired of the Trea questions today but here goes! I am in 2nd place in my league and he was a big part of it. My lineup looks something like this in order of position:

    Perez, Rizzo, Trea, Justin Turner, Story, Stanton, Desmond, Duvall, LoMo – Bench: Conforto, Marte

    McCullers JR, Nova, Severino, Gerrit Cole, Faria, Gray, Folty, Peacock, Verlander, Holland, Maurer, Melancon.

    So obviously I lost turner and in turn my 2nd baseman. The last place team in this league needs help in every category except for ERA/WHIP. Hes 59pts behind the back roto. Would it be a good idea to target his Altuve? Ive done trades with him in the past and hes reasonable and he doesn’t want to finish last obv. What do you think would be a fair trade from my side for his Altuve? He could use help basically everywhere.

    Alternatively I could wait for Rizzo to get 2b eligbility and slide Desmond into 1B and Rizzo to 2B. I could also pickup any of these 2B from the wire: J.Harrison, Gyorko, Chris Taylor, Scooter, Kinsler.

    Thank you!

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @Synyster:
      Unless you can get Altuve at a huge discount, it doesn’t look like you have enough extra of anything to get him without taking too big of a hit elsewhere. Marte will come back in a few weeks, and he should help you in SB. Pick up Gyorko or Kinsler, and then if/when Rizzo gets 2B-eligibility you can reevaluate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Maybe Marte and Duvall? More or less agree with Yabu

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • @Grey:

            Guys he countered my Duvall/Marte for his Altuve

            with

            My Duvall/Marte/Maurer for his Altuve/Beltran.

            Thoughts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Altuve there, forget Beltran

              • Synyster says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks!!! So to be sure go with the trade he wants which is my Duvall, Marte and Maurer for his Altuve (and Beltran if I want).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That trade is fine, take Beltran if you want, I’d just drop him

                  • @Grey:

                    Thanks Grey and Yabu!! This is going to make for an awesome roster once Turner hopefully comes back too!

                    Have a fantastic wknd and fourth!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You too!

  43. Asking For a Friend says:
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    Seems like you might’ve typed out Trea Turner and Carlos Correa’s entries today while listening to Jumper by Third Eye Blind.

    I think I can get John Trumpane to give you a call if need be, just let me know.

    Thanks for all the awesome analysis.

  44. Swfcdan says:
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    Geez injuries really are out of control this year. First Trea, and then Fowler who the injury gods didn’t even let him have 1 AB before sending him down. Now that’s lower than low. Damn you injury gods! What’s next a guy gets injured on the bus ride up from AAA to the majors?

    Have you much hope for C Santana, Frazier and Trumbo this year? Both have been hot garbage the way offense is now. Wondering which I’m better holding and which is worth shopping for anything with a pulse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I thought Fowler had 2 ABs?

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Nope not one.

        Anyway can I get an answer to the question? Pretty puhlease.

  45. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 (OPS/QS)
    Suarez for Maybin?
    Suarez and Rodon for Kemp?0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: Eugenio… Kemp

  46. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Back in the day when I was young, Im not a kid anymore, but some days I sit wish I didnt draft Trout, Trea Turner, and Thor (…in that order in my big money league).

    Brother Grey, I need to ding dong ditch someone in a 10 team H2H points league and pick up a bat to replace Trea Turner who currently occupies an OF slot (Conforto is day to day and probably has the same broken wrist Turner has, but Mets are idiots and wont have him checked out). I have Owings at SS right now, next closest waiver SS in value is Asdrubal so I should probably leave my SS alone.

    1. Would you drop Dinelson Lamet, Peacock, or Brad Brach (I own Britton) to free up space for just this weekend? I can drop Rich Hill or Maeda after their matchups against SD this weekend and probably grab them right back up. Or hold? Been reading some good stuff about Lamet on Fangraphs which makes me hesitate to drop him. Velocity up, home park is pitcher friendly, and his changeup is improving compared to his minor league days.

    2. Would you drop Conforto for either Gamel or Grichuk, or hold?

    3. Do I go bold and just drop my catcher to add a bat for right now, I own McCann and he’s easily replaceable (might not even start tonight).

    Sorry for the long read, Im going h2h with the guy trying to knock me out of 1st place in this league. Planning on sending you daiquiri’s, buying a bomber jacket and karate shoes, and visiting Europe with the winnings. Thanks as always!

  47. Jerrry says:
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    Villar or Scooter at 3B ROS?

  48. dfrench23 says:
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    2-catcher 14-team league….I have Tom Murphy, Russell Martin and Alex Avila. I have one bench spot. Avila is on it this week (homered Tues) and Murphy isn’t doing much…thinking of benching him or dropping him. Can you talk me off the ledge or should I wait for an umpire to do it?

      • dfrench23 says:
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        @Grey: Which one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Re-ask in my newest post

  49. G says:
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    Just an extra question. What’s your thoight on Desmond ROS? As high on him as you were originally before injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: He seems fine now

  50. B-man says:
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    Anybody out there crazy enough to start Mike Montgomery @Cincy tonight? ESPN likes him, SON hates him.

    • jlfc42 says:
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      @B-man: Curious to see the answer on this one myself. I have him set to start tonight because I need the W more than any other category right now, but will bail if advised to sit him.

      Looking at the info out there it looks like Home/Away stats favor Reds vs. Lefties and Cubs hit .217 on the road vs. righties. Maybe Rizzo jacks a bunch of bombs from leadoff tonight and Grey sees something special out of Montgomery.

    • Cram It says:
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      @B-man: Why is it crazy? I’m starting him.

      • B-man says:
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        @Cram It:@Cram It: I just don’t trust him. Thanks cram for instilling confidence though. I think I’ll insert him and cross my fingers

        • Cram It says:
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          @B-man: I mean, I’m not supremely confident, but when you qualify your question with “crazy enough?” it makes it sound like an extreme decision. Sorry, I was an English major and I get really annoyed with people talking in hyperbole. Nothing personal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B-man: Think you have to

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      I’m starting him and touch on him in my DFS write-up coming later today (Stay tuned!) He’s not a sure-fire lock and load play, there’s risk involved, but there’s risk with literally every pitcher this year not named Chris Sale or Clayton Kershaw. You’re pulling Montgomery off waivers remember. Here’s a little peak of what I wrote:

      his 2.50 ERA doesn’t quite match-up with his 3.64 FIP or 4.25 xFIP. There could be a blow-up on the horizon, however, that 60.8% GB rate helps limit some of the potential damage. Not the best match-up in the world, but the price is right, so there’s that.

      Crazy? Or crazy like a fox? You decide.

  51. knighttown says:
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    Need to lose two for OF/Util slots:

    Mazara, Joc, Kepler, Mallex, Addison, Dexter (DL slots full)

  52. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Mancini and Peacock for Yellich

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @Brett: Yelich side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Agree with Yabu

  53. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Pooling the crowd – think I got a potential sweetheart deal offer for a $4 Villar in a 12 team keeper league. I’m in 3rd place, with SB/AVG/R being big places for potential gains, esp since first place just lost Trea.

    I get $4 Villar + give $1 Mancini and $0 Austin Meadows.

    It’s a keep 7 league, so I wouldn’t be keeping Meadows absent him coming up and having a Trea Turner 2016.

  54. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    ROS Happ or Grichuk 6×6 OPS

  55. Kevin White says:
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    So sad this morning. Traded away the Stench and Donaldson for Tre Turner…have him for 3 days. At least the Odor is gone.

  56. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Trying to figure out replacing Turner. May have to give up Rendon to get either Segura or Villar off this dude. 8 category weekly head to head league (R, XBH, HR, TB, RBI, Steals, K & OBP)

    1. I need steals. Who do you think is a better replacement ROS, Villar or Segura?

    2. I can move Bryant from OF to 3rd but obviously Im losing in this trade . Should I just keep Rendon and stream garbage 2nd baseman depending on matchups? Peraza is on waivers, maybe take a flyer that he’ll turn it around and get me SB…or pickup Lowrie who is actually top ten in most of those 8 categories and just not worry about SB.

    I dont know, I don’t want to overreact, but this one hurts.

    • TacktheKack says:
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      @TacktheKack: BTW, the rest of my offense is pretty stacked..
      Sal Perez
      EE
      Machado
      Rendon
      Judge
      Bryant
      Desmond
      Benentendi
      Cargo
      Sterling Marte
      Trumbo

      So maybe just hold and find a fill in at 2nd?

      • TacktheKack says:
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        @TacktheKack: sorry last one, im sure you hate reading long posts. So if i give up rendon and move bryant to 3rd i would still have judge trumbo desmond benentendi cargo and marte when he’s avail for my 3 of and 1 utility. so i guess the question is am i giving up too much for segura or villar by trading rendon?

  57. Basement Artie says:
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    Great write up Grey, as usual. Got offered Bellinger, Will Myers and Moncada for Goldy and turned it down. Good move? Also, Odor, Marwin, or Panik for Trea’s spot? Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Basement Artie: Did you read the Odor blurb?

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Cram It: I did. That’s what made me check to see if he was available. He gets picked up and dropped every couple weeks.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Basement Artie: Ok, Joe Panik will never reach 25/20.

  58. Philly says:
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    Bush and Benitendi or Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi side

  59. Noam says:
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    Grey! Would you rather have Benintendi in the 12th round or taillon in the 9th? This is only with next year in mind

    • Cram It says:
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      @Noam: Benny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Agree with Cram

  60. J-Money says:
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    Grey,

    OPS league – Simmons and Adams a legit offer for Freeman? Freeman owner just lost Turner and there isn’t much out there for replacements…

    Thanks man

    • J-Money says:
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      @J-Money: Hoping to capitalize on his weakened emotional state

      • The Big Yabu says:
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        @J-Money: it can never hurt to make the offer, but if I were him I wouldn’t even consider it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Money: Try it, sounds like a silly offer tho

  61. lwomack58 says:
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    Is Melancon a drop at this point. I have Dyson, Knebel, Jansen and Herrera to cover my saves.

    Who do you like better ROS-Polanco or O. Herrera.

    Thank you

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @lwomack58:
      1. hold, or try to trade if you really need the roster-spot: Dyson is garbage and Herrera could be traded and become a set-up guy for a contender
      2. Odubel

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Polanco or Odubel

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Polanco

  62. joeg414 says:
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    Is Miranda recommend for tonight’s start @ LAA ?

  63. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Of Haniger, Choo, M Taylor which is your preferred option ros in OBP?

    Thanks!

  64. mthom42 says:
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    How about giving up Carrasco for Dozier? Just lost Turner.

  65. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side?

    Odor, bour, ozuna … or goldschmidt ?

    My team is stacked. I have trout returning and would probably have to drop bour.. also scooter gennett is on waiver wire.

    Thanks!

    • mrs. featherbottom says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Goldy

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Josh-NYC: I always want the best player in the trade

    • Cram It says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Goldy. If your offense is stacked, why trade for more offense?

  66. Laffy Taffy > Pine Tar says:
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    10-team H2H categories keeper w/ OPS. In what order are we digging Margot, Polanco, Renfroe, Grichuk ROS? Thanks Grey!

      • Laffy Taffy > Pine Tar says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I’m in 1st place with a slim lead. Biggest needs based on my last few matchups are OPS + Runs.

  67. ctrengove says:
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    Trade proposal in a 10-team points league. Which side would you take?

    GET Kelvin Herrera and Steven Souza Jr.

    TRADE AWAY Jackie Bradley Jr. (and would drop a streamer spot)

  68. BootsyBaby says:
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    12 team redraft, drop one: Javier Baez, Castellanos, Jed Lowrie, Whit Merrifield. Thanks!

  69. HomerHWBush says:
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    Came here to say Eric Sogard can sit on it and rotate. Hopefully 2-dinger Johnny V can reassert himself in the eyes of the high Counsell.

    Speaking of highly disappointing players, looking to drop Lucroy finally. Who do you like for the rest of the season in an OPS league:
    Lucroy
    d’Arnaud
    Zunino

    Thanks man, happy 4th!

  70. Damien says:
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    Nice write up Grey!
    Nelson still out there, any issues dropping Bundy for him? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Damien: No, Grey hates Bundy

  71. No Name says:
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    My staff: Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Taillon, Faria, Severino, Happ (streamer spot?).
    My OF: Conforto, Schebler, Maybin, Dyson, Owings, Melky

    12 team, H2H league, ten hitting cats. I have been offered Upton got Nova. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @No Name: Sounds fine if you need Upton, seems like you need Nova more

  72. Corey Shurge says:
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    Need to replace Turner and been in trade talks with the team that owns Dee Gordon. He is asking for one of Alex Wood, Yu Darvish, or Carlos Carrasco. Would you do it? I’m considering Wood but he’s been my most dominant pitcher. On the other hand I need to replace Turner’s runs and SBs and all my other positions are locked down.

  73. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, 10team. I lost turner (bush league crap) but doesn’t hurt me too bad honestly but I need a fill in for 2b/ss. Gennet was dropped but I would need to burn my waiver claim to get him cuz I’m not sure if anyone would pick him up before he’s off waivers Saturday. Only other options would be panik, peraza, or Crawford. I could try to trade for odor. Desmond/ a. Reed for odor would be my offer but wanted some feedback. Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  74. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Would you rather start Pineda @ HOU today ot Faria @ Baltimore?

  75. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Pomeranz, Peacock or Straily – rank these dudes…thanks!

  76. Brett says:
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    Would you trade nova and bush for kniebel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: would you do peacock and bush for kneibel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why?

          • Brett says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: with jon gray being activated I need to either open a roster spot or cut maeda. Which would you do the trade and keep maeda or no trade cut maeda? Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha, take Knebel then

              • Brett says:
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                @Grey: would you do nova and bush for kneibel or hold on that one?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds fine

  77. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I don’t understand something maybe you can explain it to me. If the Nationals know that Turner has a broken wrist, what are they waiting for to put him on the DL? I would think that as soon as they knew the results from the X-rays that he did have the broken wrist, they would have and should have put him on the DL. So again I ask, What are they waiting for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teams usually DL guys right before next game

  78. ctrengove says:
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    One more trade question re my 10-team points redraft league:

    Get Kris Bryant
    Trade away Robbie Ray

    My 3B/OF positions are stacked (Lamb/Harper, Bellinger, Dickerson, Bruce, Bradley), but my SP would be somewhat thinner after trading away Ray (McCullers, Carrasco, Berrios, E Santana). He’d replace Bradley in the lineup, which is an upgrade, but I’d lose Ray. But with a 10-team league, streaming options are plentiful.

    So which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:
        Hmmm, thought you’d be more definitive with the Bryant side. I’m a bit on the fence. Not sure how necessary it is (especially given that I’m 1st with an 11-1 record). Just don’t want to stand still and slow down my momentum.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure is definitive

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure is kinda like “You’re wondering if you should take a top ten player for an SP in Arizona?”

          • ctrengove says:
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            @Grey:
            Haha. Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Crime Dog says:
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                @Grey: haha love the sures

  79. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Thames for Fulmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames, it’s fair

  80. Bobby says:
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    Darvish and Kinsler for Lindor ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor, it’s fair

  81. Jim says:
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    Grey,
    So much info & so funny! Thank you.
    Please rank ROS
    Conforto, Mancini, Adams, Grichek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Grichuk, Conforto

  82. Mauricio Frid says:
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    Been offered K Seager for Kintzler, I’m first in saves, he’s desperate, obvious Yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  83. Stumanji! says:
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    A. I was late to comment last night, but wanted to throw out “Free(dom) Swinger” as the term for a Dominican hacker.

    2. Last night, after an inning where Kershaw was pissed at his defense (Seager botched a pretty easy throw to the plate), he took matters into his own hands and struck out the side in 10 pitches. And the 9th pitch was a strike (textbook 12-6 curve) that was called a ball by the ump. Got me feeling like Vince McMahon with each pitch: http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/870/088/043.gif

    D. What’s the opposite of a Bomb Voyage and a Sonofabench? I acquired Villar and Nelson yesterday but the trade didn’t go through until after lineups locked. I was so conflicted watching villar hit 2 bombs and Nelson mow down 11 batters. I technically owned them both but the stats still belonged to my trading partner.

    Have a great weekend, man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Not bad, we might’ve settled on Hackspanic 2. Haha D. Oh man do we have one?

      • Stumanji! says:
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        @Grey: Prima Knockta?

  84. Rizzo boy says:
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    Thames is killing me. H2H league was offered Nola for him? Do it or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d likely hold

  85. mrbaseball says:
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    Trade Josh Hader for Alex Cobb in Keeper League – We keep 10 players – 16 team deep league – I dont really think either one is a keeper here unless you think Hader night be – so I am thinking its just for the last 12 weeks of season – Your the expert

    • mrbaseball says:
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      For 12 weeks I like Cobb – but if you are in love with Hader then I would hold on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cobb

  86. mrbaseball says:
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    Nick Williams does he show up later for a buy in – in deep leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He does

  87. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    drop Trea or hold up till we hear time table? DL spots are filled at the moment

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  88. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Grey,

    Need a pitcher badly. What SP should I target for Segura?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I love how he has been your answer to probably literally all of these-type questions for the last two months. And clearly I’m the only one who’s picked up on it. McCullers is always the answer!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, totally! Don’t tip my hand!

  89. John Hagar says:
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    For the season, the Nationals already have 13 blown saves. Remember, they also lost Adam Eaton for the season a few months ago, and now they’ve lost Trea Turner for an extended period of time. Currently, they lead their division by 9.5 games.

    Baseball has a funny way of reminding us it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Now the other teams in that division have a chance, and those of us in 5×5 Roto leagues who didn’t have Trea Turner have a chance to catch up in steals. HA!!

    (btw, I’m not happy Turner got hurt… just looking at the bright side)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  90. Clay says:
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    Grey,

    You’d take Correa over Lindor ROS right? Who do you see having a bigger 2nd half?

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  91. Scott says:
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    absolute value, who’d you prefer in a dynasty 5×5 league

    Greinke or Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  92. Oppo Taco says:
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    Gio or Mike Montgomery ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montgomery

  93. Darren says:
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    12 team forever keep 10… + 10 farm… roto..

    Was offered his Urias to stash for any of my Maitan, Buehler, or Morejon straight up… I’m definitely out on Maitan … whatya think? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a bunch of lottery tickets

  94. Mike and Ike says:
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    Grey,

    Are we staring Hammel tomorrow VS Min?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  95. Dan says:
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    Grey or anyone… I have Turner on my team and Freeman, Braun, Beltre, Shaw, and Bour are among the available free agent pickups. This league has only 4 pick up moves all year and this will be my last move, so hopefully it’s someone durable and can be counted on to produce for the rest of the year.

    This is a OBP, SLG, R, RBI, HR, SB league.

    Which one should I pick up?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When’s Freeman coming back? Do you need a 2B?

      • Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        Freeman will be back within a week, they say. Just did research on that. But it’s always risky when a guy comes back from a wrist injury. Could be lingering soreness, sapping of his power, etc. Otherwise Freeman would probably be a no-brainer.

        I have positional flexibility on my team so it can be a player at any position. I can move Jose Ramirez to second base, right now he’s in the outfield. I can also move Villar there.

        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Freeman

  96. Hanklongball says:
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    Would you give up Gattis, Benintendi, McCullers and Doolittle for Posey, Villar, Kimbrel and Tanaka? Current team is as follows:

    C: Gattis
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Murphy
    SS: Villar
    3B: Carpenter
    OF: Betts, Harper, Benintendi
    UTIL: McCutchen
    BENCH: Peralta, Marte
    SP: Yu, McCullers, Samardjzia, Sonny Gray, Peacock, Mike Montgomery, Duffy
    RP: Giles, Rivero, Betances, Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, nah

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: thanks for talking some sense into me! Any suggestions you would have? Standard 5×5, 12 team league and someone has to get dropped when Duffy returns (or I drop Duffy).

  97. Scott says:
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    Please rank ros: reddick, mancini, granderson. R,hr,tb,obp,sb,rbi. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, Redd

  98. Cram It says:
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    Tossing and turning about starting Jon Gray in an innings limit league. I was high on him before the season, but he never really got a chance to get it going before the injury. Always wary of a first start off the DL, especially for a non-ace. Far from mid-season form. In Arizona….ehhhhh, I talked myself out of it. Thanks for listening!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve talked myself into starting him, but I don’t own him, I would tho

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I’ve been thinking of starting both Gray’s today – Sonny @ home v. Braves sans Adams is just begging to be streamed. Vegas is pretty bearish on Jon as ARI is expected to score 4.9 runs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jon Gray is a negative on SON

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: See if you did own him, maybe you wouldn’t. Don’t talk me into it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think I would if I owned him, but you’re right, he who doesn’t live in glass house with crappy WHIPs

  99. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    NL only n.williams or hold goodwin? OBP over AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  100. DJ says:
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    Hey Grey! Could you rank Thames, Bruce, Keon & Grichuk ROS please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames, Brox

  101. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    OPS league, for MI, slater or pirela?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pirela

  102. Branta says:
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    Odor’s xBABIP (from xstats.org) is only .025 higher than what he’s hitting (.233 BABIP vs .258 xBABIP), so he’s getting unlucky, but not by a whole lot. At least he’s got the dongs and the snogs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  103. Chrisl says:
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    Dynasty- Robbie ray for Michael feliz, zack burdi, v. Velasquez. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  104. Alex says:
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    I’ll need to drop one of Conforto, Story, or Broxton when Trout returns.

    Thinking about dropping Conforto for Joc. I need some power numbers right now… Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  105. Slappy Jack says:
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    Me yesterday morning: I’m in 2nd, need some steals to catch 1st
    *offers my Correa for their Turner*
    not sure the person would accept but it’s the best offer I could afford

    Me a few hours later: HAPPY AF because I get notification that trade was accepted… then the sadness and utter despair set in when I find out why…

    I’ll be over here crying in the corner

    • Alex says:
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      @Slappy Jack: Man that stinks. If you the league is amicable, maybe you can ask for a veto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @Slappy Jack: If you offered the trade pre-injury, I think that’s grounds for a reversal in most leagues.

  106. Doc says:
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    12 team 6×6 with OPS,
    Hanley and Puig are on waivers, are they worth picking up over the Souza-phone, Bour or Mancini?

    Or has their fire gone out of the universe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley over Bour

  107. Lauren Y says:
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    Was offered darvish for votto straight up…have Bryant and Adams on my roster and Freeman coming back soon. Should I pull the trigger or sit until more is known about their injuries?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  108. Bill Brasky says:
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    Who is the better DL stash? Salazar or Chase Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  109. Eric says:
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    Is there a term for when a scoring change hurts your ratios or counting stats? Like how I suddenly had 3 more earned runs when an error was changed to a hit against Mike Montgomery his last time out well after the game?

    If not, may I suggest Wrecks Post Facto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, did that happen to Montgomery? Nah, there’s no term yet, not feeling your suggestion

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: Yes, not a pleasant surprise, I had to check back a few days to figure out how my ERA had gone up after the games ended for the night…

  110. Prince George says:
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    For this year and next pick one please, Points League: Sunday Santana or Joc Pederson. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  111. Jeem says:
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    Is my ROS ranking correct? Souza, polonco, broxton, grichuk.. Not considering injury risk

    Also, both pitchers due back soon, who are you adding ROS Morton or j gray? J gray probably better pitcher but man Coors in summer. I probably have capacity to only have to start him on road. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox, Polanco — Gray

  112. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME************

  113. Slimcompoop says:
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    Trea Turner? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Son of a beesting…he WAS single-handedly winning multiple categories every week for me. Who to pick up in his stead? Went with Josh Harrison, but Gyorko, Cozart, and Sogard are sitting out there. Also could be sneaky and go pick up Rosario. Thoughts?

    Thanks Grey!

  114. Grey

    Grey says:
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    **********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME************

  115. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    The deal is close being completed. I offered Zimmer and 3rd pick (30 overall) for his 1st round selection (probably 1st or 2nd overall) and a player to even it out. He is offering Rich Hill in the deal . Should I ask for someone else like Foltynewicz, Neshek, or Joe Kelly? Or take Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He wants Neshek or Kelley? Then give them to him

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        He is offering Rich Hill

  116. Scott Kimmel says:
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    So the deal woulld be I give up ZImmer and my 3rd round pick (30 overall) in the minor league draft and I get his 1st round pick (either number 1 or 2 overall) and Hill. Do I take Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        So zimmer and my third round pick in the minor league draft (30 overalll) for hill and his first round pick in the minor league draft (1 or 2 overall). Make that deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok I agreed to that deal. maybe I can flip Hill for something.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

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