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Baseball’s parity is better than any other sport.  You can go into the season like, say, the Rockies.  No chance at all of the playoffs with no closer, no pitching, an injured offseason acquisition and be a favorite for the playoffs in July, without that offseason acquisition doing anything, not getting anything from your returning superstar shortstop and defying gravity with a pitching staff keeping a team above water even at one mile high.  Then, on July 31st, parity goes out the window and all teams doing well get much better and teams struggling sell off everything.  Speaking of “I’m rich bitch,” the Dodgers traded for Yu Darvish.  The deadline was mostly, “Well, there goes a middle reliever,” and, “Another middle reliever?  Snooze,” then, at the last moment, the Dodgers swooped in and grabbed Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani, two more middle relievers.  Just like LA to want two Tonys, like  Oscars aren’t enough.  Oh well, nothing big this year.  When, thirty-five minutes after the trading deadline, the Dodgers announced, “Psyche, fake-out, we got Darvish too.”  Los Angeles is about the best landing spot a fantasy owner could hope for Darvish.  He has a 9.7 K/9, 3.0 BB/9 and 3.81 xFIP, but was pitching in the 5th best offensive park.  Hello, NL West, Dodger Stadium and facing the Giants and Padres.  Now you see LA brewin?  Yu sexy, get me some Trojans.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Kintzler – Traded to the Nationals.  A manager who likes to leave his starter in for 120 pitches, tried to make Matt Albers a thing, chose Sean Doolittle over Ryan Madson and still loves the smell of Jayson Werth in the morning does not need more 9th inning options.  That’s a negative, Ghost Rider.  Yet, here we are, and Dusty’s got another 9th inning weapon.  This is like if you can’t decide which pants to wear, so you throw on five pairs of shorts.   My guess is Dusty will just continue to throw Doolittle out there, because once he gets his heart set on something, it’s hard for him to change course.  Kintzler is better though, and should be owned in case Dusty turns to him.

Michael Taylor – Began a rehab assignment in Potomac.  Fun fact!  A guy who hangs around the streets of Detroit with a blinged-out Polaroid camera around his neck calls himself the Photomack of Potomac.

Gio Gonzalez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (3 baserunners), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.66, and a no hitter through eight innings.  Moneyball 2 is gonna be a road movie where all good A’s players are on other teams and Beane goes to visit them.

Jose Urena – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  Solid bounce back after some suspect starts over his last few.  Still a guy I’d lean heavily on the Stream-o-Nator.

Matt Belisle – Favorite for saves in Minnesota.  This is so laughably crazy because he’s legitimately not good, but he’s also the best guy the Twins have to close.  He only needs to close at most ten games for the rest of the year, so maybe he can pull an early-season Bud Norris vs. recent Bud Norris.

Sonny GrayYankees traded for him, sending away Jorge Mateo, James Kapriellian and Dustin Fowler.  I’m sure Prospector Ralph will go over those guys in full.  Gray, my almost namesake, has next to no time in Yankee Stadium pitching, but that doesn’t truly matter.  Players are better at home, so pitching as a visiting player is different no matter where they’re going.  Gray is a solid piece for the Yankees and fantasy owners, looking like a number two for both.  His 8.7 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and 3.29 xFIP is on the brink of acedom, and nothing in his deeper peripherals is saying it’s all a fluke.  Not to sound totally egotistical, but I like Gray, no matter where he is.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 34th homer.  We discuss Judge’s less than terrific last six weeks on today’s podcast and we find out Halp is a Jeter fielding apologist.

Shane Greene – Will be the Tigers closer.  Now this is some shizz.  If you would’ve bet on this in the preseason, it would’ve been like a 9,000 to 1 C and E bet.  With Greene being mostly C.   I grabbed him in all leagues, because SAGNOF.

Michael Fulmer – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.59.  The Regression Fairies won’t rest in their Rainbow Brite sheets until every pitcher has a 4+ ERA.

Yoan Moncada – Was carted off the field after colliding with Willy Garcia.  Oh, no, the Ghost of Mat Gamel.  Leave us alone, Ghost of Mat Gamel!

Matt Davidson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and 3rd homer in four games, and five billionth homer in six games.  Okay, no, but he is straight schmotato right now.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-4 and his 30th homer.  Since it’s trade deadline and all, isn’t it funny (not haha) what teams are buyers?  Jays could easily grab someone like Darvish and be Wild Card contenders.  They’re not, but with five straight wins they’d be right there.  I mean, it’s not completely crazy.

Russell Martin – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Without any actual research, I’m going to guess Martin has homered once and only once every week this season.  I feel like I mention him every week, and not again until the following week.  Interesting stuff, Grey.  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice!

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in four games.  I’m actually cheering Donaldson on, so some poor sap drafts him too high next year.

Roberto Osuna – 2/3 IP, 2 ER and five runs in the last two appearances.  Ugh, when it rains, it pours with Osuna, huh?  I’d guess Tepera would be next, but he hasn’t been much better.  Mo better Roberto?  No better.

Tim Beckham – Traded to the Orioles.  Orioles crack me up.  Everyone’s like, “Yo, what are the Dodgers gonna do?  Yankees?  Red Sox?  Check out the Diamondbacks!”  Mean’s while, Orioles are in the back of the group, jumping up and down with their hand raised.  “Hey, we wanna be a part of the offseason too!”  This ups Beckham’s value and I could see him being shallower league relevant with this move.

Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.42 vs. Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.56.  This was a matchup billed as “I rock rough and Duff with no afro puffs, rock on with Ubaldo self.”  As you can imagine, no one else calls it this.

Addison Reed – Traded to the Red Sox to setup Kimbrel.   Now I see what the Mets were doing.  They were trading a free agent away, and trading for Ramos because he’s under team control.  Control is actually the wrong word here for Ramos, since he has a 5 BB/9 for two years in a row.  Yeah, he’s gonna thrive in The Big Apple.  Any hoo!  Ramos is your Mets closer until Familia returns, if Familia returns.

Rafael Devers – 4-for-4, 1 RBI.  Prospector Ralph just floated into a Dunkin’ Donuts, screamed Devers, and floated back out.  High on Devers’ ability.

Eduardo Nunez – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 20th steal, hitting .471 on the Sawx.  Best thing that happened to the Sawx, acquiring Nunez or Pedroia’s injury?

Joe Smith – Traded to the Indians.  This trade was about 500 years overdue.  You think you take Pocahontas’ virginity and we just forget about it?  Oh, wait, that’s John Smith.  Forget it.

Mike Clevinger – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.68.  Okay, but the matchup was hideous like your back hair.

Bradley Zimmer – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, as he hit leadoff.  Took Indians bit longer than I would’ve liked to figure out Zimmer should be at the top of the order, but he’s there now.  Lance just gave his Bradley Zimmer 2018 fantasy, and it’s got a quote in there for what I might expect from him.  Zimmer, not Lance.

Amed Rosario – Will be called up by the Mets today.  Now that they finally got that anchor Addison Reed off the team, Rosario’s ready to shine!  Different positions?  Sure, but we’re looking for reasons in the Mets’ madness.  Speaking of madness, I have Amedness!  In Triple-A, he had seven homers, 19 steals and a .328 average.  Wouldn’t put him down for earth-shattering numbers in his first year, but I would grab him everywhere for upside.  At best, he hits a few homers, steals eight bags and hits .300, i.e., Chris Owings.  At worst, you drop him.

David HernandezAngels sent him to the Diamondbacks for Luis Madero.  Madero wasn’t happy, some might say *pinkie to mouth* Madero sour.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in the last nine games, hitting over .300 in the last week.  Guess you could say Semien is a real hot shot.  Ew.

Blake Treinen – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Just the way the person who drafted Treinen in March as the Nats’ closer and fell into a four month coma planned it!  If you’re desperate for saves, you can hold Casilla, but your desperation is a little sad, and Treinen appears to be the new A’s closer.

Lance McCullers – Hit the DL with “For Criss Angel’s sake, of course, he needed to be DL’d.”  Filling in for him will be The Human Peacock.  Or as he says like James Bond, “Peacock, Brad Peacock.”

Francisco Liriano – Headed to the Astros for Nori Aoki.  I don’t know, man.  This makes the Astros worse, by my estimation.  Liriano allows more walks than a Game of Thrones character in the first six seasons.  First six seasons, “We’re going to Casterly Rock,” cut to five seasons later and they’re still walking.  In season seven, “We’re going to Casterly Rock,” cut to next scene and they’re there.  Any hoo!  The Astros are saying Liriano will be a middle reliever.  Sounds brilliant.

Jake Marisnick – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and two homers (12, 13).  They should make Mark McGwire’s family follow around Marisnick’s chase for twenty steroid-free homers.

Derek Fisher – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Lots of questions about Fisher.  I like him, I’d own him, but when Springer returns, I have no idea where he’s going to play every day.

Alex Cobb – 3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.89.  Listen, the Regression Fairies could’ve done a lot worse with a Cobb.  Ya follow?

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st and 20th homer.  His season numbers are being largely supported by a huge April and May (12 HRs, .340 combined).

Lucas Duda – 1-for-5 and his 20th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week on the Rays.  Duda is the type to go deep in bunches like Mr. Chiquita Banana, so I could see grabbing him.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  He’s gonna have a 30/15/.240 season and I’m gonna be like, “Wasn’t 2nd round worthy, but you know it wasn’t bad, so don’t even,” and then we’re going to hug awkwardly.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-3 and his 14th homer, and yadda blabba blooie in the last week plus.  Might be the start of something, but nothing remotely interesting leading into this.

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.01.  He had a perfect game through two innings, and I started writing up this blurb.  Dropping flowery adjectives and whatnot.  Then he gave up one walk and one hit in the third and I wondered where it all went wrong.  Actually, no, I didn’t.  I just stopped writing the perfect game blurb.

Felix Hernandez – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.28.  If he would’ve abruptly quit baseball two years ago, his Hall of Fame case would be stronger.  Like a Latino Sandy Koufax.  I would’ve called him, Playa Koufaxio.

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games, hitting over .400 in the last week.  ODB is hot like Mariah.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th steal, hitting leadoff and .288.  Due to exterminating circumstances, Cesar is my new go-to middle infielder.  Not extenuating, that’s exterminating.  As in Owings, Spangenberg and Tulo, are my terminated exes.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .228, hitting near-.275 in the 2nd half.  Most everything is glass is half empty with me, but I can’t help to see the positive with Maikel.  My shrink and I are trying to figure out why.

Kurt Suzuki – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, 2nd homer in three games, hitting .266.  Yes, you would’ve been better with Suzuki than Wieters.  Ain’t that a kick in the shins, which, of course, would send Wieters to the DL.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .316.  He hasn’t hit as well since returning from his fractured wrist, which means Freeman is human.

Mike Foltynewicz – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.08.  The Phils are an easy matchup!  *thirty minutes later*  Fuckymewitz!

Jeremy Jeffress – Reacquired by the Brewers.  He said he was happy to go back to Milwaukee, adding, “Do you know the whole time I was in Texas they called me Jeffrey Jermess?”

   
  1. Greg says:
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    I keep wanting to pick up Semien, but. ..I’m worried about stds. I picked up Rosario…I took Trea Turner about the same time last year (or was it year before?) and won it all. ..redux? I am hoping. Got Cesar, too, seems we have same IF.

    I don’t know what to do with Wil Myers but sit him until or if he gets hot. Can’t trade or drop. Thoughts?

    How do you feel about Bridwell? Rosterable yet or streamer?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Greg: Depends who you’re starting over Myers if you want to sit him.

      Streamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: Turner was up two months by this point last year — Agree with Cram

  2. henncoop says:
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    Great stuff, always makes for a good read when I am lucky enough to have a slow night @ work. Still trying to figure out the implication of all that’s happened in the past 24 to 48 hours especially when trying to figure out crazy managers in the mix.
    As a dynasty owner of Yu I could not imagine a better landing place . My guess is the Dodgers will move heaven & earth to keep him in LA especially if they happen to win the series.
    I am so happy you write this stuff @ night so when I do work I get first crack at the info & it’s humor to make me chuckle as I “work”.
    I have to wonder; are you a natural night owl or do you just like to get your daily piece done early so you are able to “relax” by answering the usual 500 questions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @henncoop: Night owl? I’m asleep by midnight every night

  3. Bas says:
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    Good morning Sir Grey,

    Is was suppositie to be sunny in this part of Holland but no luck so far. I guess no such problems in California.?

    In my 5×5 keeper league (in 1st place, we keep 8)
    I received this offer:
    I give Lester and get Arnoldis Chapman.
    My staff consists of
    Scherzer, Hill, Nova, Salazar, Lester, Neris, Davis, Osuna, cambrosian, Kela, clippard and rosenthal. Ray on th IR.
    I was thinking of taking this offer and flipping Davis for a bat and keeping aroldis for next year.
    We are in a closer loving league, I’am leading most pitching cats only one not are steals.
    What do u think should I take the offer?

    Thanks for the time Grey!

    Best, Bas from Holland (on his mobile;-))

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Always sunny here… Trade works for me

  4. Scott says:
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    Kinsler has been bad. I am looking for another 2b and possibly someone who also plays OF. Would you cut kinsler for spangenburg, drury, Peraza, pearce? These guys qualify in OF too. Kinsler is a reserve for me now. I am trying to add flexibility to my roster. Kinsler has name value but he has pretty much sucked. Peraza has been bad but he has sb value. Spangenburg has been good over last 30 days but not sure if he starts every day with solarte back. I think detroit has packed it in.

    I also need saves. Would you cut Adams or Alonso for treinen or vizcaino? These guys have cooled off and sit vs lhp. Adams is a reserve OF for me. Alonso is a dh and reserve co. Been using devers at dh (better lineup).

    • Scott says:
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      Alonso is a reserve 1b/ci/dh for me. I was starting him when he was hitting hr. Was hoping he was dealt to nyy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: None of those guys you mention for 2B are good — Adams for Treinen

  5. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    In addition to the park and league change, Yu was throwing to Lucroy, who has turned into one of the worst pitch framers (might even be ranked last. Too lazy to look) in MLB. Grandal is 2nd best.

    I’ve had numerous people ask me if I’m a Ric Flair fan since the news broke. YUUUUUU!

  6. Herr Drumpf says:
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    Any news on Springer? He’s part of a trade package (our deadline is Thursday), and the uncertainty is holding up the deal.

    Also: 5×5 roto–Better keeper through 2019: Tanaka or Maeda??

    • knucks says:
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      @Herr Drumpf: No news that I’ve seen, but maybe we get a tidbit by Thursday. I think that’s part of why an owner is including him in a package, right?

      I think he will be fine, they are prob just giving him the appropriate time to rest now, so he is healthy ROS.

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    Great write-up, hall of fame stuff! I nominate you to the Grey Albright Hall of Fame!

    a. Had a small party/feast yesterday evening with the visitors who came on mission yesterday. We roasted a large leg of lamb (stuffed with couscous). They called it ‘la mechoui’ here, who knew?

    b. Had Odubel and Maikel sitting in a tree together last night on one team!!

    c. Trumbo on the DL and now I have created a three-player carousel on my one-DL slot RCL!!! Actually, I put Trumbo on the DL and activated Piscotty. Then I dropped Piscotty, only Piscotty knows why. That’s the RCL team with Machado, Story and Springer who were supposed to hit 120 HRs and steal 120 SBs. That one didn’t turn out. Still 2 months left, will try to make the most of it!

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 1

    [Scene change, Afghanistan baby!, village of Afghan rebels.]

    Random Afghans: ‘[Speaking foreign language]’

    Musa Ghani: ‘It’s the last village in the valley. About 100 men here.

    Rambo: ‘They have a lot of kids here. ‘

    Musa Ghani: ‘Yes, and they are good fighters, too. I tell the leaders we want to talk.’

    Random Afghans: ‘[Speaking foreign language]’

    Musa Ghani: ‘They never see man look like you. These are mujahedeen horsemen. 1o,ooo horsemen more are waiting at the border to get weapons. When they get it, they come back here to fight.’

    Random Afghans: ‘[Speaking foreign language]’

    Musa Ghani: ‘Let’s go to the hospital. He’s the only doctor for 500 kilometers. The first medicine they get in two months.’

    Random Afghans: ‘[Speaking foreign language]’

    Musa Ghani: ‘More gifts from the Soviets. They look like toys, but they are mines. We teach children not to touch. Some learn too late.’

    Rambo: ‘Who’s that?’

    Musa Ghani: ‘His name is uri. He’s Russian.’

    Rambo: ‘Deserter?’

    Musa Ghani: ‘A defector. There are many like him. He’s the one who can help the most. He knows the inside of the fort. I think we should go now.’

    Random Afghans: ‘[Arguing] [Shouting]’

    Musa Ghani: ‘Shh!’

    Uri: ‘Mine starts here at 1 meter like this, then go 2 meter like this, and like this. They have four towers, four guards–here, here, here, and here.’

    Rambo: ‘Where are the prisoners kept?’

    Uri: ‘Here.’

    Rambo: ‘If we get in, is there another way out?’

    Uri: ‘Underground, where is all the bad water. I do not know words for this place.’

    Rambo: ‘He means sewer. Where is it?’

    Uri: ‘Here. Outside, it goes there. Guards patrol there. I do not think you go this way.

    Rambo: ‘We should go through the mine fields.’

    Uri: ‘This cannot be done. There are many spetnaz commandos. We are only this. We have lost many men. We lose more if we go there.’

    Rambo: ‘I don’t need many men.’

    Uri: ‘What is it you want to do?’

    Rambo: ‘I need two men to get me through the mines and two to help with the escape.’

    Uri: ‘If this is done, Soviets will come here like before, and more people will die.’

    Rambo: ‘I can’t wait.’

    Uri: ‘You must wait for help the way we wait!

    Rambo: ‘Then I’ll go alone.’

    Uri: ‘And you will die.’

    Rambo: ‘Then I die.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I can’t believe I wasn’t already in the Grey Albright HOF A. Sounds delicious! B. Ha C. I grabbed Piscotty in my RCL too, I don’t have high hopes D. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        I dropped Piscotty to pick up Charlie Morton. The guy defies all logic but after a season and a half of mostly good, if you can’t beat them, join them!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  8. DeerfieldDoubledays says:
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    Great shit as always G.

    Do you watch all the breaking news on deadline day or do you and the cougs spend all day in the sack and then your like shit! It’s deadline day lmfao.

    What tv shows you watching now. The mrs and I need a suggestion after fargo and a couple others ended. We’ve game back to The Office( still so damn funny) but we are looking for new suggestions.

    One last thing pick 3 to keep ROS 12 team H2H.

    Colome Norris Diaz Rosenthal

    Need to drop one to clear up space for my boy Rosario!!

    Thanks in advance home slice!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @DeerfieldDoubledays: Never drop a closer. Colome and Diaz easy top 2. Shop the other 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DeerfieldDoubledays: You have Hulu? Watch Line of Duty… Snowfall’s been solid… Agree with b, but Norris is easy worst

      • DeerfieldDoubledays says:
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        @Fabsy</@Grey:

        More of a netfixer then Hulu. But I’ll have to peep that show. Thanks a lot for the insight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Last Chance U

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Is what I’m watching now

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Start at season 1

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Peaky Blinders is good too

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Comment trail

                • DeerfieldDoubledays says:
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                  @Grey: sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The damn work grind. In early out late…

                  I’ve almost clicked on chance u multiple times! That’ll be the next show fo sho. Now I just gotta convince the mrs! Wish me luck..

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Good luck!

  9. DeerfieldDoubledays says:
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    Also, is it time to drop Cargo(col). I’ve been holding onto him hoping he turns it around. I’d drop him for Fisher.

  10. Mark says:
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    Looking for saves Treinen or Greene? Great read as always Grey

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mark: Greene

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Agree with b

  11. Scott says:
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    Treinen or vizcaino for saves? Thanks

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Scott: Treinan has the job now. Viz might have gotten the last save if there was a save chance, but Johnson I think is still the closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with b

  12. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Medically speaking, I’m not sure why they’d only conduct an x-Ray on yoan moncada’s knee, and then call him fine.. probably would’ve been best to get an MRI in there…

    This being said, which 2 do you prefer? Yoan moncada, Paul dejong , Bradley zimmer

    Thanks !

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Josh-NYC: MRI can be difficult immediately after injury if there is swelling and fluid. probably do an MRI today.

      Zimmer first. Then its all about the injury status.

  13. Wilson says:
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    Drop Maton if Hand is still closing? Im in SV, K, ERA, WHIP league , no HD

    • knucks says:
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      @Wilson: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Agree with knucks

  14. Nick says:
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    Sorry,

    C question !! dynasty

    i was about to add Piña colada – like you said in the “Buy me up” before you go-go…
    but one of your buddies ‘d rather say McCann
    others of consideration: Rupp, Zunino, Castillo …

    Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: There’s more than 1 McCann

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        the good the bad and the ugly ?

        Brian !

  15. Lee says:
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    5 x 5 using OPS h 2 h. 3 dl spots. Have Castro, springer, Trumbo, turner, mccullers, Ray all on DL. Are any of them droppable? Turner is the only long term dl guy, but have no timetables for other 5 other than Girardi saying Castro is a ways a way….have Marwin and Didi holding up the fort for Castro and Turner and have Judge Cruz and Betts in the OF, with Marte and K seager as utility so it’s really just bench spots im out. Usually I’d have Trumbo on bench anyway and would have seager on bench w springer playing. Didi was picked up for Castro and was going to drop him once Castro comes back healthy. Pitching i am down to 6 SP instead of 8 with 4 kind of closers. I am in 1st place by about 7 games, So trying to be patient as I like all of these guys. Thanks!

    • Lee says:
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      @Lee: full team if it helps:
      C McCann
      1 Freeman
      2 Odor
      3 Rendon
      SS Marwin
      OF Betts
      OF judge
      OF Cruz
      CI smoak
      Mi didi
      U k seager
      U marte
      Bn Healy
      Bn springer
      DL 1 Trumbo
      DL 2 Castro
      DL 3 t turner

      Sp archer
      Sp carrasco
      Sp Duffy
      Sp peacock
      Sp salazar
      Sp manaea
      RP Diaz
      RP rosenthal
      Rp Greene
      Rp Trienen
      Bn mccullers
      Bn Ray

    • Cram It says:
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      @Lee: You can drop Castro if you need the roster spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Agree with Cram

      • Lee says:
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        @Grey: Porcello worth an add?

        • Lee says:
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          @Lee: Or Gausman? Don’t think adding a bench is worth it for Mondays and Thursdays, but Inciarte is probably best bench available if not a SP.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Meh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  16. Wil says:
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    Judge is what 10 for 60 since the as break? But even when he slumps he still shows elite power. 4 of those 10 hits were homers. You’re gona sell judge short until you’re broke.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Synyster:@ Power doesn’t slump! No wait, that’s speed. 10 for 60 is good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: Gotcha

  17. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    judging by FIP and XFIP madson/doolittle/kintzler would be the order, with kintzler a good bit behind both.

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey: awesome response Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: that’s a good point. i was basing it off of your “kintzler’s done better” line (since he hasn’t). of course to dusty who the F knows what that even means anyway though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And there’s that

              • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                @Grey: remember preseason 2016 when dusty (or 2015 if that was his first year at WAS) called harper in public “royce” harper at least twice in like a 3 day period. this was after dusty had been a TV BASEBALL commentator for like at least 3 previous years! the kind of job where ya know, you tend to know the names of at least the top 10 or so guys since you have to SAY them and TALK about them, often.

                anywhoo, a great bet that we’ll likely never be able to answer would be just how many times dusty called harper “royce” before he stopped doing it. over/under. the question being what a fair betting line for that would be. i’d say at least 7.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  18. E says:
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    Is Brach safe to drop now?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @E: yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Agree with b

  19. G says:
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    Hey Grey. My closers are Chapman and Kintzler. Now that Kintzler doesn’t have a secure closing job, im wondering if I should punt saves and trade Chapman to upgrade my pitching and maybe get an offensive upgrade at 2b for some steals.

    One thought was Darvish and Chapman for Sherzer and Andrus (just had Owings go down and currently have Peraza and Spaneburg). I could also trade achapman straight up for an SP and keep a Darvish. Or I could also wait to see how Darvish looks in LA and if Kintzler eventually gets the full gig. Thanks as always.

    BTW, really good hip hop recommendation: Dopplegangaz

    • Cram It says:
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      @G: Sure, trade Chapman if it will help you win. Only you know how badly punting saves will hurt you at this point.

      • G says:
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        @Cram It:

        Would you say its preferable to go with the first option of Sherzer and Andrus though, or trade Chapman for a low end SP1/high end SP2, keeping Darvish, and not making any offensive upgrade?

        I’m just thinking that Chapman alone may not be enough to consistently win me saves

        • Cram It says:
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          @G: Hard to tell not knowing the category battles/where you stand. But either option should work for you.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @G: How big is your league and what format? Assuming its a H2H, one closer probably isnt going to win you saves each week. But, there is no clarity in Washington yet. Kintzler could get the 9th inning. Have you been holding your own in saves with just 2 closers on a weekly basis?

      If you can flip Chapman for someone that will help you significantly in other categories, go for it. Darvish and Chapman for Scherzer and Andrus does not seem like a great deal to me. Max is better, but Yu moving to LA makes them a lot closer in the rankings. So, Chapman for Andrus which doesnt look good.

      If youre dealing Chapman, I would look to get a top tier SP straight up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Thanks for the recommendation! Scherzer trade works for me, but agree with Cram

      • G says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you all for the recommendations and feedback

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  20. Connor Henry says:
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    Khris Davis or Michael Conforto in a keeper league?

  21. Gonzo says:
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    Dom Smith or Calhoun in a keeper league?

  22. Synyster says:
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    Morning Grey, Inciarte has been slowing down a bit the past few weeks. Any of these guys worth the add over him? Merrifield, Herrera, Zimmer, Mahtook, Margot.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Synyster: I would take W. Hit, Zimmer or Margot at this point, probably in that order….maybe Zimm first.

  23. DonnieB says:
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    Would you trade my Segura for Bumgarner,Gardner and Cesar Hernandez? Segura only real good keeper in the mix. Bum cannot be kept. I am 6 points out of first in 12 team roto. Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @DonnieB: If you are playing for this year, then yes, definitely.

  24. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Jeffrey Jermess….hahahaha, nice!

    1. Amed Rosario or Trevor Story ROS?
    2. Eduardo Nunuez or Randall Grichuk ROS?

    Thanks as always!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Rosario. Nunez until Pedroia is back, then have to see what the playing time looks like. Nunez may take time from Moreland at 1B but hard to see them sitting Devers unless he goes wicked cold.

  25. HuggieA says:
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    Hey Grey, great write up as usual. Quick question, I’m in a keeper league where a player only comes off waivers once he plays his 1st MLB game. Could you give me a top 5 list of prospects coming up this year that have a shot of having a big impact in 2018. I have the third waiver and I’m looking for a lottery ticket. It’s looking pretty thin out there maybe Dom smith, Hoskins, Lopez???? Keep up the great work!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HuggieA: Thanks! McMahon, Meadows, Hoskins, Smith, better to ask Ralph tho

  26. John says:
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    Domingo Santana or Rafael Devers?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @John: Devers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Tough call, Domingo prolly will be more valuable, but Devers has upside

  27. Steve says:
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    Give Beni/Devers for Harper(can’t keep)/Desmond?

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve: But you can keep the other guys?

      • Steve says:
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        @Cram It: can keep Desmond, not Harper

        • Cram It says:
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          @Steve: I mean, you could keep Devers and Benny? I wouldn’t do it if so, as you’re only renting Harper for 2 months.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Steve: Depends on your roster, keepers, league settings, etc., but if you cant keep Harper you are losing big for next year.

      I would hold Beni and Devers unless you are selling out to win everything this year and Harper will get you there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Can you keep the guys you are giving away

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: yes, can keep the guys in giving away

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then no

  28. dhouse42 says:
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    With Lance on the DL, I need to pick up an SP for a 12 team h2h redraft. It’s my last add until the playoffs, lol, so need to pick the best one for the next 5 weeks or so. Also I need stability maybe more than upside, as my staff is pretty decent still (Paxton, Manaea, Verlander, Pomeranz, Peacock, Nova).

    Who would you grab:

    Luis Castillo
    Trevor Cahill
    Vince Velasquez
    Carlos Rodon
    Hyu-Jin Ryu
    Luke Weaver
    Jose Urena
    Jon Gray
    Dan Straily
    CC Sabathia
    Brent Suter
    Jaime Garcia

    • b the esq. says:
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      @dhouse42: Castillo. If not him, V V, Straily, Weaver (I think Weaver is higher upside than all but Castillo, but his starts arent guaranteed and it seems like you need that).

      • dhouse42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks, i went with straily. seems safe at least. Thanks!

        I’m currently in playoff position (6th) and team has Odor, Story, Carp, and Trea – hoping for a huge late season push.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. Awake says:
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    Keeper league, (12 team, keep 10) Rendon or Keuchel and Kimbrel? ROS and going forward? Thanks!

    • Awake says:
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      @Awake: same situation, Rendon or Keuchel and C. Allen and A. Miller this year and going forward? Many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awake: Kimbrel — Rendon

      • Tired says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Does the answer to the second one change if Britton is added to the Keuchel side, for 1) this year or 2) next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What are you attempting to do? Get an SP? A closer? Both?

          • Tired says:
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            @Grey: Both, my offense is great, my pitching has declined significantly with two of my top starters on the DL and some general regression. I’m looking for ratio help, strikeouts, and saves, roughly in that order. Trying to win now and also not waste Rendon.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You should do better than Keuchel, and get cheap saves elsewhere… Rendon = Kluber; someone like Semien for Treinen

              • Tired says:
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                @Grey: Thanks, much appreciated. Not a believe Keuchel can replicate his pre-injury first half?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Get someone without as much risk

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

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

              • Tired says:
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                @Grey: Someone like Paxton, Severino, or deGrom better for Rendon?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes

                  • Tired says:
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                    @Grey: Thanks again, I’ll see what I can do.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  30. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey!

    In dire need of some pitching…would you trade away J Lamb to get C Carrasco? ..12 team H2H

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: gotchya thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. Favio Vasquez says:
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    What up Grey, better rest of season value; I read your bit on Fisher, but with Aoki being traded I think that would open up playing time.

    Fisher
    Bader
    Frazier

    Thanks

    • knucks says:
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      @Favio Vasquez: You are assuming that we know this is Clint Frazier… Also, I believe Bader was sent back to “the farm”.

      • Favio Vasquez says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. Benintendo64 says:
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    Really disappointed by the Astros yesterday, but still expect them in the ALCS against the Indians. Not quite buying the Yankees as WS contenders yet, but they definitely took a big step up by acquiring Sonny Gray. And as for the Sox.. sadly, I’m expecting Sale to win the wild card game for them then promptly get swept out of the ALDS. Watch out for those royals too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Benintendo64: Astros need pitching, Indians still have best pitching if Kluber, Carrasco and Salazar are healthy, in a short series, that’s hard to beat

  33. LeggoPens says:
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    Good stuff this morning.

    Moncada’s collision was pretty brutal (much worse for Garcia) – looked like what McGregor is gonna do to Mayweather once he panics and realizes he’s not a f*cking boxer.

    Anyway, I dropped Moncada cuz I can only assume they’ll be uber cautious with him. So, for 2B/ss would you grab Semien or Bregman?

    Bregman needs 2 more games at SS to get eligibility, so I would be grabbing him and sitting someone like Chris Davis in the meantime while playing with my 2b/ss empty. I could just take Semien for now and switch to Bregman once he gets the eligibility, but in my league that dude’s been picked up and put down more than the 3lb dumbbells in my home gym, so he could certainly be snagged in the interim. I guess this is only an issue if you think Bregman will be worth significantly more than Semien ROS – you think he is?

    5×5 league. Weakest-to-strongest cats in order are Homers, RBI, avg, runs, SB, but I would say homers are a big step ahead of the rest in terms of need

  34. Wilson says:
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    Who will close?
    Rogers or Belisle?

    • knucks says:
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      @Wilson: From above…

      “Matt Belisle – Favorite for saves in Minnesota. This is so laughably crazy because he’s legitimately not good, but he’s also the best guy the Twins have to close. He only needs to close at most ten games for the rest of the year, so maybe he can pull an early-season Bud Norris vs. recent Bud Norris.”

  35. Jon says:
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    Bregman or Polanco in a keep forever league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Bregman

  36. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto. Rank the closers please. Clippard, trenian, vizcaino.

  37. Robert says:
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    10 team h2h redraft league: Clevinger or Morton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Stream…Morton

  38. Savoy Special says:
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    Stream for this week:

    JC Ramirez at home vs the Phillies?
    or
    Jason Hammel at home vs the Mariners?

    Thanks!

  39. Chucky says:
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    Need a 2B for the final 4 weeks + playoffs. Lowrie, Walker, Solarte, Phillips, Happ, Villar or Wong? I know its a big list but Im down to scapping the bottom of the barrel.
    McCann, Beef or Cervelli, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: Villar, Castillo

  40. Pastie says:
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    Kitz and Wilson got traded. I picked up Greene, who would you all pick up. Thanks in advance!

    Clippard,Treinen, or Belisle are my wonderful options.

    • knucks says:
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      @Pastie: Of these three, I’d try Treinen

      • Pastie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks you two, I just picked him up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. TomToms says:
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    1. Which closer would you keep, AJ Ramos, Brad Hand (currently own), Blake Treinen, or Shane Greene?

    2. Which 2B would you keep? Cesar Hernandez or Jonathan Villar (currently own)?

    3. Which OF would you keep? Manuel Margot or Kole Calhoun (currently own)?

    • Fabsy says:
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      @TomToms:

      1. Ramos
      2. Cesar
      3. Margot

  42. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey…rank these SAGNOFs ROS…

    Greene
    Doolittle
    Hand
    Rosenthal

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @TacktheKack: I’m thinkin Hand, Rosenthal, Doolittle, Greene

  43. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    yesterday the idea was to soon drop n.williams for brocktune, what about if margot just got dropped? drop gomez for him too, or margot over a healthy brocktune as well?

    i’m seeing some news to the effect (after i saw somebody mention it above that he might be back end of week) that brocktune might be back end of week. no news to an exact date yet, however in this league somebody might beat me to this and he was hitting very well before he got DL’d yet again (i drafted him thinking his discount with the shoulder thing was AWESOME, turns out not yet)
    C martin
    1B au rizz (gonna be a damn bitch if he goes DL too)
    2B odor (waivered him JUST in time less than a month ago)
    SS story
    3B lamb
    OF (3) c-sant (1B, FINALLY decided to start 2017 season), souza, braun
    util (2) fisher, n.williams
    BN cargo 2 (TEX), arcia, chapman
    DL chisenhall/treat urner
    NA hoskins

  44. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Fisher, Margot, or Grichuk?

  45. Chud says:
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    Last ww pick of year and need to replace Lance……its a dynasty keeper but I’m in first and want to also win this year.

    Luis Castillo
    Clevinger
    Fiers
    Weaver
    Marquez.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Clevinger

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: Thanks….although I was hoping you were going to say Castillo! Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try him then, bunch of coin flips

  46. Matty says:
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    In a trying to win this year 6×6 H2H dynasty with weekly moves (so streaming is out) do you prefer Jordan Montgomery over Urena, Folty, or Porcello? Or hold?

    Thanks.

  47. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Greylord Perry, I asked the questch a few days ago about trying to trade Amed Rosario in my 12-team standard Y! league while his value is high for help elsewhere since I already have white hot Semien at SS, Hosmer and K Seager at UTIL, and Treat Urner on the DL. Before I send out my next round of offers, figure I’d check with you.

    Are there any of these starters that you *wouldn’t* take back in exchange for Rosario? I want to move him for a starter based on need, but also have held him for a while and know that there’s upside, so don’t want to sell for a bag of beans.

    Charlie Morton, JA Happ, Fiers, Jordan Montgomery, J Chacin, Leake, Marco Estrada, Porcello.

    Thanks as always my man!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @mrm3711: Those starters are the equivalent of the morning after eating a bag of beans. I would think there’s a team with a struggling SS you could get better from.

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: Word, grazie you guys, I’ll set my sights a little higher

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • mrm3711 says:
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          @mrm3711: How about any of these guys? Ervin Santana, Berrios, Jimmy Nelson, Nola, Maeda, Nova, Tanaka

          I think Nola for sure, which of the others?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @mrm3711: I’d take Nelson, Nola or Tanaka

  48. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    We’re not starting Corbin @Cubs, today correct?

      • @Grey: cubs suck vs LHP and Corbin’s been good past few starts. I’m starting him and feeling good about it…

        I say start him ,pete.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

          • Making it up says:
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            @Grey: I could be wrong, just saying there’s good reasoning and statistical background to justify the call to start ( :

            <3 you stud

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah we’ll see

              • Pete Incaviglia says:
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                @Grey: Good call brotha. 4 runs in 1 1/3

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah

            • The Harrow says:
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              @Making it up: love how lack of often the guy conflicting with grey shows up when wrong. you damn well know how often they show up when they’re “right”

  49. prog nation says:
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    Grey,
    League with holds in play.

    Add Joe Smith and drop either Brad Brach or Matt Bowman or Hold?

    Thanks.

  50. Bigly Leagues says:
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    Looking for the best SP keeper to trade for; rank the following:
    Severino
    Alex Wood
    Gio
    Robbie Ray
    Ervin Santana
    Jimmy Nelson
    Lynn
    Sonny Gray

  51. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Grab ODB over Renfroe? Need everything, stat wise.

  52. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Rank these three players. All can be kept for $2 for the next 4 years.

    Judge Belly Devers Severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  53. Savoy Special says:
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    Choose please rank ROS

    Bregman, Castellanos, Maikal Franco, Davidson, Todd Frazier

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman, Maikel

  54. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Owings went down, so I inserted a fresh shot of Semien into my lineup last night. Now, I have Rosario. Drop Gyorko to make room?

    Also, please rank my OF: JBJ, Pham, Peralta, Margot. I’m tempted to dump one.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Margot, Pham

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Is Peralta the drop or JBJ? The former isn’t in the lineup all the time but hits leadoff when he is. The latter gets more regular ABs, but it tepid at best.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JBJ

          • Lincecuminmypants says:
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            @Grey: Many thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  55. Reece King says:
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    Which to drop? Points format.

    Bud Norris, Kintzler, Claudio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All? Norris

  56. AdamH says:
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    12 team 5 keeper h2h league. No restrictions on keepers.

    Currently have Altuve, Rendon, Odor, Cruz, and lots of iffy 5th guys

    Being offered Bregman, JUpton and a 2nd round pick for my Odor and Britton. I’m currently out of playoff contention.

    Is this fair or should I try and get Conforto or JD instead of Upton? Not real sure about Bregman yet.

    • AdamH says:
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      @AdamH: Unrelated but would you drop Betances for streaming SP?

      I’ve had Andrew Miller and Betances all season. Currently have Dyson, Britton, Hand, T Rogers also

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to get JD or Conforto

  57. Cram It says:
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    3rd place in NFBC. Crazy, crazy, crazy. If I could just get a run of good pitching! My ERA is still over a freaking 4.9.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’m up to 2nd place, think like 8 points from 1st… Would need so much to break right tho

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Nice! 3 points out of second, 13 out of 1st. So many points out there that could go either way. Alex Cobb my latest dipshit to yield 7+ ER in a start. Oy vey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’ve had Osuna give up 5 ER for s’s and g’s

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Oh closers have been shitting all over all of my teams except NFBC, ironically enough.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              In RCL, I had Norris give up 8 random ER, that was fun

  58. Brian says:
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    16 team 6×6 h2h dynasty league with ops and k/bb, use QS. my pitching has been horrific and need to upgrade to do damage in the playoffs. current rotation is salazar, sonny, quintana, duffy, price, gausman, teheran, urena, alex meyer, clevinger, vargas, marquez, shoemaker.

    my lineup is stacked. start wilson ramos, hosmer, jose ramirez, bryant, correa (w/ mercer filling in), blackmon, cruz, marte, beltre, stanton. i have brantly, kipnis, and carlos santana on bench.

    I’m shooting for an ace. would you offer stanton for bumgarner? it’s a last place team so isn’t going to have interest in an older bat like cruz. i think my offense can survive even losing stanton. and honestly with the increase in HRs the advantage i had the last few years with a strong lineup has been lessened anyway. thanks grey!

    Other options for stanton…would you deal him for any of carrasco, kluber, c-mart, archer,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, trade a cheaper hitter for a cheaper pitcher

  59. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey!

    In a keep-5 forever, 12 team H2H categories league where you’re cruising to playoffs, which sides do you like in the following:

    – my $19 Springer or his $40 Trea Turner

    Springer is great and really cheap, but Turner could be a big boost in playoffs and still someone I’d keep at that price. In this particular league, due to only 9 active bat spots (1 C, no MI/CI, 3 OF), there is always a ton of good bats on the waiver wire. For instance, I just picked up Souza from FA. In other words, I don’t mind expensive keepers because there’s always a ton available in FA.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Turner could have a setback or be shut down so healthy for real life playoffs

  60. BSA70 says:
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    So with the trade deadline passed and my closers remain – Britton, Diaz, Rivero, and Herrera.
    I’m now looking to balance and order my outfield with eye on maintaining first in a keeper while making sure I go into the off season with a great corral to consider before the draft next year.
    My current 1b: Rizzo, Miggy, CDavis, Smoak, Dom Smith
    OF: Polanco, Marte, Benintendi, Brinson, Betts, Cruz
    Who to cut when Dom and Polanco come of NA and DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dom and Polanco?

      • BSA70 says:
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        @Grey: Yeah – I was thinking Brinson or Marte as well – seems Marte is still getting his feet under him and I don’t think I’ll be able to keep him next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe Brinson

  61. Daniel Moran says:
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    Submit a 5/12 waiver claim on Mccullers? Thinking about dropping Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  62. slimbo says:
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    hey man

    nunez or moncada rest of the season?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  63. Savoy Special says:
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    Choose 1 for ROS:

    Marcus Semien, Freddy Galvis or Paul Dejong

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Grey: who would you take 2nd?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DeJong

  64. your mom says:
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    Hi. Which side is better ROS: d. Santana/ t. Shaw or cespedes/ nola?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, sounds fair

      • your mom says:
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        @Grey: thanks. How about santana/shaw/upton for k. Seager/nola/cargo?
        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

  65. Crock says:
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    Do we think Berrios gets shutdown at some point because of innings limit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  66. SteveA says:
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    hey grey

    thanks for the help, in advance

    redraft 5×5 h2h (12 teams; 20 players per roster)

    seeking SS help…

    had Semien and dropped for Amed Rosario but in reading through your responses to other presented scenarios (above), I’m guessing that you would have just “held” Semien. So…

    Semien or Amed?

    Thanks again
    SteveA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you can hold, see what happens with Amed

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey: understood. i guess it’s a “coin flip”. i’ll just try to roster the hot schmotato. thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. Chin Music says:
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    Starling Marte for Gardner and Andrus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brett side

  68. hal_incandenza says:
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    Any idea when Yu will make his first Dodger start? I think he was scheduled to pitch today before the trade. This can mess me up, especially in the H2H league I have him in!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @hal_incandenza: who knows. Seems plausible they’d slot him into Stewart’s spot on Wednesday. They could also push Wood up a day if they need more time to get Darvish on boarded.

      You’ll definitely lose one start this week.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @hal_incandenza: announced just now that he starts Friday.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

  69. RobMac says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks to your pre-season guidance I am fighting it out for first in my redraft 11-team roto league.

    One piece of your advice that I shamefully ignored was drafting Joey Bats… It was looking good in May and now the bottom has fallen out once again. Now I find myself with Trumbo and Desmond on the DL and Joey Craps weighing down my OF.

    My question for you: Would you straight up drop Bautista at this point? I doubt I can trade him for much right now and at this point in the season I’m thinking I will get more by just streaming schmotatoes.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  70. daze says:
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    need help with a trade
    12 team keeper keeper value in ( )
    A) I give Berrios ($6) Lindor ($31) and either Clint Frazier ($6) or Devers ($6) for Arenado ($45)
    B) Devers and Frazier for Encarnacion ($25)
    Or
    C decline both
    I need RBI’s
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C

  71. Curious George Springer says:
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    Start Amed over Simmons? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try him

      • BSA70 says:
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        @Grey: Fun thing was watching Amed at the AS Game – He is pretty quick. If he can get on it’ll make things interesting for the Met fans. Just hope he stays in his shoes and lets Smith swing for the fences.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prospect guys are saying he’s only a 15-steal guy

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: And the Mets don’t run as a team in general.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This too

              • BSA70 says:
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                @Grey: So, are you telling me I stashed him for 15 steals and avg?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s over the course of 162 games

                  • BSA70 says:
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                    @Grey: I’m sorry did you just rub some salt in there?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, don’t think so, was Cust kayin

  72. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H redraft. 1 Catcher.

    1) With catching so terrible this year, would you punt catcher to stream pitching?

    2) Russell Martin or Lucroy ROS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Lucroy

  73. ryanoger says:
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    Phelps, David Robertson, Joe Smith

    That rank look right for those holds dudes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine

  74. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, do you think this is a truly breakout season for Smoak meaning he gets ranked pretty well in 2018? Or.. is this just a one season wonder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seems to be breaking out

      • BSA70 says:
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        @Grey: I still have my itchy trigger finger waiting to drop him before the bottom falls out all over my team. What’s interesting is his approach and avg. The power has always gotten him the random hot tomahto or weekly buy highlight.

  75. Swfcdan says:
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    Hoover oddly dropped in my H2H dynasty, counting HLDs and SVs. Drop Mauerer, T Rogers or LeClerc for Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Dyson not Hoover, damn you vacuum cleaners!

  76. Marti says:
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    When do you realistically see kershaw back. How many more starts this year. What do you thibk of john gray ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe 6 starts, 3rd week of August maybe

  77. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I love you handsome. Just wanted to drop some kind words.

    Sincerely,
    Tender Ralph

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw thanks!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: He’s only doing that because he’s all lovey dovey and on cloud 9 because of Devers right now. It sounds better pronounced Deee-vers not De-vers!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Swfcdan: Albies, Devers, the world is perfect

  78. Mike says:
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    Clint Frazier or Derek fisher ROS?

  79. Not your average Joe says:
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    Would you drop any of Doolittle, Vizcaino, Greene, or Rosenthal for Treinen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  80. abmsports23 says:
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    Grey-

    With Albies being called up today, what are your expectations for him? Should I drop Brinson for him if I need the 2b/ss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, lose Brinson

  81. Joe says:
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    Drop Ian Happ for Ozzie Albies or Cesar Hernandez?

    In a league with walks and ops to go with AVG-does this elevate Zunino above Beef or Brian Mccan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozzie — Sure, McCann

  82. jon says:
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    albies or piscotty ROS? position doesn’t matter more of a bench bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozzie

  83. Wywyz says:
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    Drop trevor story for Ozzie ables? I have Rosario and turner (DL) at SS and Odor and Schoop at 2b. Need speed more than HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  84. Wywyz says:
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    Or I can drop brinson instead of story for
    Ables?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Brinson

  85. jon says:
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    Albies or Peraza ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozzie

  86. Mauricio Frid says:
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    DL question! Got an excess of injuries. Would you drop Desmond, Polanco or Trumbo on a 10 TMer? Or hold all 3? Got 2 DL slots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them, Trumbo 1st

  87. NO PEPPER says:
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    What’s up Grey!
    Rosario or Albies for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozzie

  88. Jack says:
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    1. Best DL stash. Trumbo, S. Castro, Cozart, Desmond
    2. Ryu, L. Weaver, Skaggs, or Reynaldo Lopez
    Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Desmond 2. Ryu

  89. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I am trying to make a deadline push for the title in a 12 team, H2H, keeper league (5 total).

    Would you consider dealing either of these:
    Carrasco & JD for Judge
    Carrasco & JD for Bellinger

    The other owner is out of it and has very limited keeper upside. I need pitching and can probably only keep one of Bellinger or Judge next year any how.

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re reversed… I’d send Judge for those two

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. Weird Fishes says:
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    Grey, in NL-only non-keeper, do you drop Villar, Ozzie or Ketel Marte? I need to drop one to free up a roster spot. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey. Would you drop Wong before Villar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  91. joeg414 says:
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    Need a 2b and the steals. If I Pickup Ozzie Albies and waitout the 10 games vis Espn for 2b. Who do I cut :Ian Happ, J.Harrison or Drury ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury is no longer starting

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        I hear you , but now with Owings out . Maybe ….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s a fair point

  92. vee says:
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    guessing ozzie and dominic smith are apples and oranges? speed vs power?

    whoo’d be your pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozzie

  93. Ashtray says:
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    There’s pretty much no chance we see Rhys Hoskins considering Tommy Joseph didn’t get traded yesterday and isn’t terrible, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not true, he can come up in Sept, and ToJo can be bench bat

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Ashtray: guys are called up ALL the damn time it wouldn’t have to wait till september either. maybe n.williams gets DL’d with whatever he’s got, does ty freakin’ kelly need to be a bench bat. F no.

  94. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. semien/berrios for lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  95. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    12 team roto keeper league (keep 7) . . . in 4th right now hoping to move up a spot or two, while still having a solid outlook for next year. Counting stats and AVG gains would give me a bunch of points.

    Would you trade your $10 JD Mart for a 3-player package of $5 Zimmer plus McCutchen (nonkeeper) and Nunez (nonkeeper)? (Cutch and Nunez would replace schmotatos)

    If traded, I’d miss JD but my 7 keepers for 2018 would still be something like $15 Goldy, $23 Blackmon, $33 Rizzo, plus 4 of Zimmer, $12 Schoop, $11 Story, $18 Yu, $3 Healy, $1 Wood, $0 Sonny Gray, $7 Robbie Ray, and $4 Villar.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  96. Brett says:
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    Can you rank Duffy fulmer and arrieta?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Arrieta

  97. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Thoughts on Domingo Santana as a keeper? I was surprised to see he’s only 24…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid keeper, could be a top 30 OF for years

  98. Packers says:
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    In a 12 team play 2 at each position along with 5 outfielders and 10 pitchers, I’m in 1st place by 10 points. Trouble is I have Kershaw, Ray ,Trumbo and Castro on the DL. I’m thinking of dropping Trumbo for Kulh (PITT) for his 2 starts this week. I still have Ray active. Is this a stupid panick move or just miss a start or two. Kulh has 2 favorable starts according to SON, Cin and Det.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kuhl’s garbage

      • Packers says:
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        @Grey: Ok, yeah but just looking at SON. I’ll wait to see how long Ray is out and explore trades. Our deadline is the 7th of this month.

        In that close race in the NFBC I moved into a tie for 1st. Still 9 teams within 11 points of 1st. Could come down to the last day. I lost a league last year on the last day when the other teams reliever got a win. Lost by a 1/2 point. Geesh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn!

  99. Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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    Need Runs, Walks and Average. Which two do I add (in order please!).

    N Williams, Fisher, Markakis, Albies, Margot, Piscotty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozzie, Margot

  100. Sava21887 says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS keeper

    My seager(21$), Rizzo(44$), cahill(1$) for

    His altuve (50$), donaldson(39$), arrieta(49$)

    280$ budget, could keep altuve at that price…but may throw him back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  101. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Starling Marte was just dropped in my 11 tm roto. Must-add over Duvall, Gardner, Pham, or Souza ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

    • William Hung says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: has Marte not been any good? Seems like a bad drop

      • RobPopp says:
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        @William Hung: Hey Will, 2 things: 1) I think grey’s saying he’s a must-add over Pham, but not over the others. 2) Given that Marte is just back off PED suspension, it’s fair to say he’s readjusting. He’s bat .250 with zero homers and four steals since his return two weeks ago. But he does have a pulse. He’s leading off, steals will come, but the power may be gone, we’ll see. The guy who dropped him is pry all set in that department. I’m actually in a similar boat, I picked him up after someone dropped him, but he’s not yet producing to my liking. Important to not rush these decisions, yet also not to hold on just because of brand name.

  102. Fabsy says:
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    Abreu Dozier for Scherzer isn’t even close right?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fabsy: Close-ish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close

  103. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. rizzo for kluber and odor?

    • Cram It says:
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      @herschel: Fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: what about rizzo/berrios for grienke/miggy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rizzo

  104. Nightmare! says:
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    Hey mustache!
    In a points league, pick one of these guys that needs to be on my team asap.

    Melky Cabrera
    Yonder Alonso
    Puig
    Bour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  105. J-Money says:
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    What up Grey,

    Looks like Broxton is back up after a decent 10 day stint in AAA, no corresponding move yet though…more faith in him than Brinson going forward?

    Thank brotha

    • J-Money says:
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      @J-Money: Never mind, an update just answered my question!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: Who are you starting…

        Broxton vs C-Mart
        Yuli vs Archer

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brox

          • J-Money says:
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            @Grey: Thanks man! Any faith in Gurriel ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope

  106. Doc says:
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    Who to drop for OzzieA:

    Semien, Neshek, Bedrosian?

    Im thinking Bedrosian since he’s been pretty bad recently

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bed

  107. Dizzle says:
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    Should I pull the trigger on this one to get Darvish?
    H2H points league.
    Get: Darvish/J Turner/Y Grandel
    Send: R Ray/Trea Turner/S Perez
    Current Roster:
    C- Perez
    1 – Goldy
    2 – Carpenter
    3 – Freeman
    SS – Lindor
    CI – Rizzo (1 more field at 2B to become MI eligible)
    MI – Nunez
    CF – Cespedes
    OF – Cruz, Marte, Santana, (Springer-DL)
    Util – Donaldson
    Bench – Hamilton, T Turner

    SP – Degrom, Wood, Ray, Berrios, Nelson, Smardzija, Cole, Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft? Why not?

  108. Hendricks says:
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    Could you please rank Hendricks, D. Duffy, Hamels ROS? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Hendricks

      • Hendricks says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Brox up just in time to face 7 games of MIN and CIN starters next week. That’s gotta be the start of something (one would hope!).

    With the news of Fisher having regular PT for ROS, what sort of FAAB (out of $100) would you try snagging him at in keepers . . . $3? Devers just went for $8 + had way more hype at the time of FAAB bidding.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I could put him in my lineup, why would Fisher have regular PT for ROS? Who announced this?

      • Daniel Moran says:
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        @Grey: Might be going off the Aoki trade

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where’s Springer playing?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: yeah there was a news bit on rotoworld that he’s staying up and expected to play a lot – who knows where though. Just don’t want to be snoozing if he suddenly is haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t see him getting regular playing time w/out a Springer set back

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Grey: why not over beltran, with the .700 or so OPS in august without missing anytime (so 2/3 of whole season .700 OPS)

            • The Harrow says:
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              @The Harrow: never mind that, he’s the STARTING LF now with aoki gone (marisnick plays springer’s CF till he’s back)

  110. dtbran says:
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    What you think Grey need to bench 1
    ODB batting 5th @ LAA (Nolasco)
    AJones lead off and CDavis clean up at home vs KC (Kennedy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODB

      • dtbran says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again, buy column this week: all relevant Phillies for this weekend (@Coors) ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  111. jon says:
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    Andrew Heaney roughly two weeks away from debut i’ve read.. anything to see there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in mixed leagues

  112. Russell says:
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    12 Team H2H Categories

    Top 3 please

    C. Frazier, Zimmer, Fisher, Albies, Brinson, Mazara, Rosario

    Really appreciate your advice, Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies, Zimm, Frazier

  113. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. can only carry one of albies, altherr and fisher. who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  114. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, rizzo/cmart for sale/segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fair on needs

  115. Jimbo says:
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    ROS – Stroman or McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  116. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Rosenthal over Claudio or Treinen?

    Thanks!

    • here comes the pizza says:
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      @here comes the pizza: Worded that in a weird way but I essentially have 1 spot and can add any of those 3 over bud norris

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rosenthal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  117. Dave says:
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    I just traded $42 Archer for $1 Rivero and $1 Giles.

    Should I trade $40 deGrom for $23 Springer? deGrom can be dropped but Springer must be kept. My staff still has Kluber, Stroman and Manaea. My of consists of Benintendi, Mazara, Judge, Kepler, Tapia, Fisher.

    I was thinking of offering as he says he wants a top tier starter and willing to give up a star. I would then try and swing a deal of Mazara for Taillon.

    Does any of this sound reasonable or should I stop. I’m playing for 2018.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  118. jason batteiger says:
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    brinson is getting jerked around YET AGAIN!

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @jason batteiger: villar too of course, cause sogard must be MUCH better at defense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: this isn’t as angering as IF they leave him up again to get no playing time and he wastes a bench spot in dynasties, redrafts it’s easy in what to do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  119. BIG says:
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    Who has a bigger second half in an OPS league…Gurriel or Albies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  120. Harry Doyle Jr says:
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    Yo G

    Polanco/Gallo/ Ozzie in a hr/OBP keeper forever league. Please rank

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozzie, Polanco

  121. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    which one starts tonight
    N.Mazara vs SEA(E.Ramirez)
    E.Thames vs STL(C.Martinez)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  122. Jon says:
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    Who wold you ask for in exchange for Bregman in a keep forever?

    Polanco, Marte, Pollock, Bellinger, Domingo Santana, Zimmer, Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger, Pollock, Domingo, Zimmer

  123. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    now at least we likely know why schebler’s BABIP luck turned go garbage for about a month, playing through hurt shoulder.

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @Alfred E. Naujocks: he was too good to drop in probably 14 teamers and up though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  124. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Ed.Nunez & Aj Pollock or Bogaerts & j. Lamb in redraft league?
    Thanks buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  125. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    FINALLY a game where after which us in deepish leagues (with conley and such as other option, and he’s been great since coming back) we can drop sabathia. all year he’s been beating SON like a broom to a rat. now two in a row where he isn’t and another bad SON matchup approaching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  126. Wilson says:
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    Start Miranda @Tex (Cashner) tomorrow? Is it safe? W, ERA, WHIP, K

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  127. Robert says:
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    Trout for Springer and J Nelson, which side in a redraft league ?

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Robert: isn’t Springer hurt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  128. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    people keep dropping good players might run out of moves here (would have 2 left on week if i get margot dropping gomez)
    C martin
    1B au rizz (gonna be a damn bitch if he goes DL too)
    2B odor (waivered him JUST in time less than a month ago)
    SS story
    3B lamb
    OF (3) c-sant , souza, braun
    util (2) fisher, arcia
    BN cargo 2 (TEX), brocktune, chapman
    DL chisenhall/treat urner
    NA hoskins

    ketel one over arcia (sounds like ketel’s only away for a few days). only worry is arcia seems to have more speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  129. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    carrasco/sale/darvish, how the F are all of those doing that badly lately.

    new curb season october 1st. didn’t even know anything about this till now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy pitching day

  130. mthom42 says:
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    Need to drop 2 – Polanco, Franco, Rosario, Devers, Cespedes, Odor. H2H pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Rosario

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: who do you like Franco or Devers ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Devers

  131. Brett says:
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    Taillon rocked again. Still believe or would you cut him for either gausman or straily?

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Brett: Straily

      • Brett says:
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        @mthom42: both are available are both an upgrade?

        • mthom42 says:
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          @Brett: I would say so, Straily safer but Gausman has upside

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut, Straily

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: would you cut for gausman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prefer not to

  132. hal_incandenza says:
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    Drop Jose Reyes or Ketel Marte? I’ve also got Semien (gross!). This is my attempt at filling for Correa. Need to drop one.

    • Grey

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      Sure

  133. Robert says:
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    Drop Taillon for Morton or Davies?
    I am seriously considering dropping half of my starters and adding some top middle relievers instead. Losing era, whip on a weekly basis in my hth league. Crazy?

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Robert: Nope, stream like crazy!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not crazy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  134. Last Man Standing says:
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    1. Rosario, Ozzie, D Smith, Margot or Thames. Need two.

    2. What happened with the wizard in Pittsburgh? Taillon and Nova blow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Albies, Margot 2. I know

      • Last Man Standing says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks on 1.

        On 2. Taillon to DL I imagine is next. I dropped him in the second inning. Nova has one more start (geez, it is v The Padres!) to prove he stays on my roster.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: interesting you’d have albies over amed. didn’t see that coming. all everybody’s done all year is drool over amed coming up while barely mentioning albies if/when he comes up

  135. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Charlie Morton or Marco Estrada?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @William Hung: morton, probably not close (or at least estrada’s been straight up shit except for one start in like over 2 months)

  136. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Geez. Bad night to be a really good pitcher.

  137. Mike in Busan says:
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    Catcher question, Gray (I know): Lucroy or Manny Piña ROS?

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Mike in Busan: Ah, shit, Grey, I meant you, not Sonny or Jon. If Jon Gray tells me to go Piña, I’ll know for sure what to do…

      • RobPopp says:
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        @Mike in Busan: Train to Busan – cool movie – check it out if ya like zombie flicks

  138. The Harrow says:
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    yeah chacin get that ERA/whip down to 7.33/1.80 this week (carmart/sabathia/carrasco/folty/chacin thus far). also osuna/treinen/soylent greene but greene benched today to make room for the 4 starters (DET and ATL less likely to win than TOR/LAA/OAK by SON)

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