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The Book of Job says, “We will send out at least one email a day to all your contacts whether you like it or not.”  Shoot, I immediately see what I did wrong there.  I Googled for a Bible quote, and accidentally got an employee handout from LinkedIn.  Big bad on me.  Yesterday, Zack Godley went 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.86, with this start coming in Wrigley.  *gulps*  Maybe Godley isn’t an overstatement.  His peripherals are gorge too — 9.2 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 3.23 xFIP.  Throwing 92+ MPH with a mix of four pitches, and mostly going to Dazzletown with the curve being the pony killer (totally a saying!).  “I made you glue!” which is what I shout trying desperately to make “pony killer” a saying.  Oh, and all of it is coupled with a 56% ground ball rate.  That would be the third best in the majors if he qualified.  When there’s nary a starter in sight with a decent ERA, Godley’s otherworldly.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yoan Moncada – Might be ready to play on Thursday for his homecoming back in Boston.  Though, he only played in Boston for about a week.  Is that a homecoming still?  Maybe more like a pitstopcoming.  Rest area coming?  Hmm, that’s something totally different, isn’t it?

Steve Pearce – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  It wasn’t a grand slam though, so someone’s mojo went slo-mo.  Is that a saying?  It should be.  I think I need a nap.  *three seconds later claps hands*  I’m back, snitches!  Pearce has three homers in the last week, so could be a little schmotato here.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  This is the season where any starter under a 4.00 ERA needs to be on speed dial.  Happ’s peripherals aren’t gorge, but not Hoobastank either — 8.5 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.99 xFIP.  What I’m saying is, Stream-o-Nator prolly, but case could be made in deeper leagues for more.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3, 2 runs, and his 13th homer, hitting .250.  Interesting question of perception, if Donaldson would’ve had this last week-plus of hot hitting in April vs. August, you’d think more highly of Donaldson all season vs. now when you just think it’s a dead cat bounce, right?

Jose Pirela – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, as he hits third.  Pirela shouldn’t be hitting third in a fantasy NASCAR league, and that’s in a Goodyear.

Ervin Santana – 9 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  It’s not Magic, it’s the Padres in Petco.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .269.  Was about to say he’s having a fairly quiet 25-homer season, but that’s what happens when guys like Logan Morrison are headed for a 40-homer season.

Andrew Miller – Hit the DL with knee tendinitis.  Saw that coming, he only has a 1.67 ERA and 0.76 WHIP this year.  It’s sarcasm, people!  If I can call you people, people.  You heathens!  Bend your knee!  What say you, you’re a White Walker?  Oh, eff me.  My b.

Yadier Molina – 3-for-4 and his 11th and 12th homers, hitting .277.  Yadier is a weird cat.  You don’t see many cats weight 200 pounds, except maybe those Maine Coons.  No, no, no, kidding.  Yadier’s a weird cat, because he seems like a power hitter for a few seasons, then that dries up and he hits .315 on the reg, then that goes kaput and he starts hitting homers again.

Luke Weaver – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.77.  I’m stealing this from someone.  Forget if it was on the radio, TV or a commentator (literally my only communications with outside world during baseball season), but Weaver looked solid in his previous start besides a grand slam he allowed.  I didn’t see it, but someone mentioned that.  So, now we have two sorta solid starts in a row, if you’re to believe what I heard or read.  Stream-o-Nator even likes Weaver on the road, which is an accomplishment in itself.  I wouldn’t go full Sally (totally a saying), but I would dip my foot into the Weaver water.

Eric Thames – 1-for-5 and his 25th homer, hitting .252.  Not to belabor this, but his home run came off a Cardinal pitcher who was wearing red!

Brent Suter – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.04.  Bad pitcher gonna pitch bad.  Naw’mean?

Dallas Keuchel – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.15.  Hey, it’s Daylass Koochel!  Yeah, Koochel has screwed the poochel since his return.  With the Astros up by 50 or so games, we might see him get shutdown again.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer.  You know how I keep saying I believe in Smoak’s breakout?  I don’t buy Morrison’s.  Not saying I wouldn’t own him.

Austin Pruitt – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.65.  Isn’t Austin Pruitt the character actor who made a career out of playing pedophiles and evolutionary missing links?

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3 and his 28th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  Schmotato?  Prolly, but he’s also the kind of hitter that could go 0-for-25 at any moment.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, as he hits third.  And it makes sense!  Yeah, you saw that coming in March.

Delino DeShields – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  I told you eighteen months ago he’d break out!  I keed.  He doesn’t even play every day.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I feel like I should get double points for calling CarGo a schmohawk in the preseason, because no one, and I mean no one else was expecting this drop off in Coors, especially with how home runs are hit this year.  C’mon!  I want my just desserts!  Maybe a cannoli made by Dino from MasterChef?

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4 and his 29th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Bruce would be a 45-homer guy as a Rockie.  Still underappreciated (even by me), but he would be.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4 and his 30th homer.  Whenever I see someone doing the dab, I think of Cody, because that’s the launch angle of his homers.

Danny Santana – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  I could’ve sworn Dannys Antana had a big game recently, so I looked, and he kinda did, but not enough to give him a full-throated endorsement.  That’s what she said!  What?

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.10, but left the game with thigh cramping.  Fun fact!  You can buy a misprinted shirt at the Salvation Army that reads, “World’s Best Cramps.”

Arodys Vizcaino – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Took longer than anyone that owned Johnson would’ve ever guessed.  (By the by, I love how the Braves are now pitching Johnson every day in random innings, as if they’re trying to destroy his arm like a scorned lover.)  Once again with feeling, pick up Vizcaino.

Jesse Winker – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and I picked him up.  Yep, just that fast.  Mr. Winker is now on my team.

Robert Stephenson – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.98.  As much offense as there has been all season, I think yesterday was the lowest scoring day of the season without doing any actual research to come up with that information.  Hey, we’re living in a post-facts world.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .267.  He was a whole lot more impressive when home runs were only up 500% vs. the 12,000% hike this year.

Felipe Rivero – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 0.99.  Keeping with the little offense yesterday, it was a bizarro day with Rivero, Felipe’ing the script.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Will get to 27 homers, and will be forgotten again next year.  Mark my words!  Why did you just take a Sharpie to your computer?  Mark my words wasn’t meant literally!  Oh man.  Now you did it.

Jeremy Hellickson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.45.  Everything the Orioles touch turns to gold!  Well, besides their pitching staff having an ERA over five.  Everything else though?  Fort Knox!

Caleb Joseph – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in his past three games.  Caleb sounds like a character in Under the Banner of Heaven, right?  “Caleb reached his hand inside his hat and pulled out six names.  Five that would be his apostles, and one name that would fetch his underpants.”

Brandon Maurer – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Brandon Maurer said, “I cannot pitch in San Diego city, I cannot pitch in Kansas City, I cannot pitch here or there, I cannot pitch anywhere.”

Mike Trout – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  This guy seems good, glad someone signed him.

Kaleb Cowart – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Oh no, the Kalebs are surrounding us!  On the reals, Cowart has multiple hits in his past two games, and hot schmotato alert!

C.J. Cron – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in his last three games.  Five over-the-internet dollars says The Sciosciapath now benches him.

J.C. Ramirez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.03.  I was thisclose to calling him a home streamer, but, wow, his home/away splits are wonky.  Dramatically leaning towards him being a road scholar.  You’d think Jesus Christ Ramirez would do well in Angel Stadium.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.93.  His struggles during day games vs. night games has been well documented, but yesterday was an extremely overcast day game.  Tanaka’s found his answer — clouds!  Next day game Tanaka has to pitch in, we just need Didi to vape large clouds behind him.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.35.  JZ beat the Yankees-led FlavaFrazier and Gregorius Didi, when he should be working with them.  We’re all East Coast here!

Vance Worley – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.31.  Jo Anne Worley’s child, Vance, has been a long reliever for most of the season, but he could stay in the rotation a little longer now.  For fantasy, you Vance with the Worley and you will get burned.

Dee Gordon – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 39th and 40th steal, hitting .300.  On our Player Rater, guess who had more value:  Hamilton or Gordon?  Trick question!  They were actually tied yesterday (likely no longer).

Derek Dietrich – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last seven games, and hitting over-.300 in the last week, and…No one’s interested in this guy, are they?  Fair enough, fair enough, said like Harry from When Harry Met Sally.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Hey, his homers are a man!  Mazel tov!

Max Scherzer – Will visit a chiropractor about his sore neck.  Finally, Jon Cryer found more work.

   
  1. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Thanks as always Grey! Drop Montgomery for Fiers or Conley?

  2. Baskets says:
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    Drop Mancini for Winker?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Baskets: Hold

  3. Blint says:
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    Namaste Grey

    Keeper league. Polonco coming of the DL. Need to drop one of these guys

    Lewis Brinson, Clint Frazier, Bradley Zimmer, Gurriel

    Thank you!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Blint: Gurriel

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Blint: I would probably lose Brinson. He’s. It playing now that Broxton is back.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Blint: Gurriel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blint: Depends on league depth, but prolly Gurriel

  4. Mike in Busan says:
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    Nice title, Ralph! Great write-up, Gray!
    Godley or Albies?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike in Busan: Depends what you need…Pitching or offense?

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: haha, thanks, 1F, that was a joke. I actually own them both. Just an “everything is Albies” reference to yesterday’s comments

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Mike in Busan: Ha…right over my head

          • Mike in Busan says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: now I’ve got that song from the Lego movie stuck in my head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike in Busan: Ralph? Gray? Godley or Albies depends on needs, apples/oranges

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Again, I’m giving Sonny credit for your columns. Not enough that he’s got decent defense behind him now, I’ve gotta give him your damned daiquiri, too. I’m sorry, man.

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantastic write-up, man! You captured everything and then some.

    a. Signed up Marlene Dietrich’s bastard son Derek just to see if this hot streak is for real or not. He’s owned in like 1.2% of leagues and I’m really out of it almost everywhere so why not take a chance? The worst that can happen is I go down further.

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 3

    Musa Ghani: ‘They will decide soon.’

    Rambo: ‘Got to get in tonight.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘What is your name?’

    Musa Ghani: ‘This boy is very hard inside. His parents were killed last year. His brother died in the fort where the American is. He looks like a boy, but he fights like a man.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘What is your name?’

    Rambo: ‘Rambo.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘Where are you from?’

    Rambo: ‘Arizona.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘How much days walk?’

    Rambo: ‘Oh, about two years.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘Two years. Are you a soldier?’

    Rambo: ‘No more.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘I am a soldier.’

    Rambo: ‘Yeah?’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘Are you here to fight?’

    Rambo: ‘No.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘Are you scared? What is this?’

    Rambo: ‘It’s a knife.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘Can I see this?’

    Rambo: ‘Sure.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘Very good. Can I have it?’

    Rambo: ‘No.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘What is this?’

    Rambo: ‘You want everything. This is for luck.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘What is luck?’

    Rambo: ‘Luck is, uh…’

    Musa Ghani: ‘[Speaking foreign language]’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘Oh. Can I have it? I need luck.’

    Rambo: ‘So do I.’

    Musa Ghani: ‘Look what a child. Always like this. Look there. It’s a national sport. Old insane game, maybe 3,ooo years old. They never stop playing it. War, not war, they don’t mind. You like it?’

    Rambo: ‘I’ll take football.’

    Musa Ghani: ‘Football? What’s football? You play it with your foot?’

    Rambo: ‘Not really.’

    Random Afghans: ‘[Cheering]’

    Musa Ghani: ‘Come on, come on. Let’s go.’

    Random Afghan: ‘Hey, American!’

    Random Afghans: ‘[Speaking foreign language]’

    Rambo: ‘What are they saying?’

    Musa Ghani: ‘They want you to try. It’s a way to welcome you. You want to try, go ahead, but I’m not responsible for it.’

    Rambo: ‘I’ll try.’

    Random Afghan: ‘Yes?’

    Rambo: ‘What are the rules?’

    Musa Ghani: ‘Take the sheep once around and throw it in the circle.’

    Rambo: ‘Why?’

    Musa Ghani: ‘Because there is a circle there.’

    Rambo: ‘That’s it?’

    Musa Ghani: ‘That’s it. Very simple.’

    Rambo: ‘Like football. God must love crazy people.’

    Musa Ghani: ‘Why?’

    Rambo: ‘He makes so many of them.’

    [Rambo’s statement on society! So deep it hurts!]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. May as well B. You’re trying to finish early?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        You are so astute! Not really, but the dialogue is mostly grunting, ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’. Otherwise yes (spoiler alert), Rambo III will finish on August 14. Then Rambo IV will start up for the last 6 weeks more or less of the season. Rambo looks really old in Rambo IV – he didn’t age well between 1988 (Rambo III) and 2008 (Rambo IV) but then who of us didn’t?

        Cheers,
        Ante

  6. Great Bambino says:
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    Stream for this week. Please rank:

    Trevor Cahill vs Mariners
    Adam Conley @ Braves
    Jason Hammell vs Mariners

    Thanks!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Great Bambino: check SON. I’m starting Cahill.

  7. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    treinen or the viz (in a 14 teamer where i can slot max 5 RP and it’s with holds, but good holds guys are mostly owned, leaving me with (a good quality) too many saves guys in treinen/hand/holland/kimbrel with only baez for holds; this happens a lot in holds leagues when the best pitchers get the job eventually.

    2. have 2 moves left on week in 12 team h2h , could use both on
    kuhl vs CIN 4.5 (today)
    conley @ ATL -7.5 (tomorrow).
    but conley has been a LOT better than SON ratings for 3 straight starts. which would you use first, if not both? sabathia is the drop (conley/kuhl/meyer arguably best SP in FA, wouldn’t mind holding that last move in case meyer gets back soonish).

  8. Benny says:
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    Dynasty league where you keep players forever – would you trade Betts for Bellinger?

  9. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    14 team dynasty with OBP over AVG and slugging over HR’s. 5×5 besides.
    C gattis
    1B goldy
    2B c.hernandez
    SS arcia
    3B villar (2B/SS)
    OF (3) stanton/ozuna/cespedes
    util margot
    BN c.davis/happ (2B/OF)/brinson (have an NA slot (1) if he goes back down)/r.martin (C/3B, good for gattis’ 43% off days and is playing better than frazier)/frazier (1B/3B)

    SP carmart/carrasco/salazar/wood/faria/darvish/kuhl (streamer)
    RP (3 slots, but greene fits into SP) greene/diaz/clippard/ziegler
    DL odorizzi/mccarthy/pineda
    only 1500 max innings so it’s working out with only that many SP and that many BN bats, i used to have way less bench bats but prospect hoarding (happ/brinson/margot) and villar’s playing time issues (would somebody tell the MIL manager that sogard can’t hit either, and h.perez isn’t really much of any upgrade either), gattis’ playing time have resulted in that. i’m stronger in slugging than OBP. is it too early to drop c.davis for winker? would say frazier here too but his 1B/3B helps at times more than c.davis’ 1B only.

    2. just noticed, if not winker (he does have less spots to play in than i thought above), what about alonso over c.davis. for season c.davis is only ranked like 428th in this league.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: both frazier and c.davis are weak players in this league, due to their HR only but still weak OBP and fairly weak slugging (compared to alonso anyway)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: 1. Just play Martin, drop Gattis, you’re missing on that much by holding Gattis? 2. Sure

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: on gattis, i’ve thought this very thing before (months ago)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  10. M says:
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    Is Jimmy Nelson a top 25 pitcher next year?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @M: If he keeps it up

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @M: I think Grey said top 20 yesterday (or the day before)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Agree with others

  11. Sdub88 says:
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    But what about Albies?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Sdub88: Albies

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sdub88: Yesterday’s news, literally.

  12. Rabbit says:
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    Is it possible that LoMo has settled into becoming the proverbial three-outcome hitter? (Not sure what proverb that would be, maybe something like “Spare the rod, and spoil the Donkey”.) Along with his HRs, his walks and Ks are way up this year. For my OBP league, that makes him quite valuable. Is that a breakout you can believe in? Remember, you can’t spell “believe” without “lie”.

    • Lt says:
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      @Rabbit: Fond memories of Adam Dunn in OBP leagues, the mayor of 3 outcome hitting I felt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: Haha, nice proverb

  13. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Nunez over Turner in redraft leagues, right?

  14. Maverick says:
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    Hey Grey
    I have. Play off spot pretty secure in a 12 Teamer. Got an offer for me to get Kershaw for my Merrifield and either Salazar OR Maeda.
    What do you think? Thanks a lot!

    • jon says:
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      @Maverick:

      I would give Salazar, Maeda AND Merrifield for Kershaw in a heart beat

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Maverick: I’d take Kershaw and give Maeda

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Maverick: Madea might not even have a rotation spot in a couple weeks. I’d do it quick.

      • Maverick says:
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        @Mike in Busan: Jef and Mike thanks guys! Trade is done!

        Just made another trade too and although done wanted your take?
        I got Trout for Quintana and Hosmer.
        What do you think?

        • Mike in Busan says:
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          @Maverick: How’s your pitching without Quintana? I mean, clearly you now have Kershaw, and that’s a plus. I’d have likely done that deal, unless your league has pretty deep pitching staffs with little on waivers. I like to be the person getting the best player in the deal in a 12 team, unless I’m plugging a clear need.

          • Maverick says:
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            @Mike in Busan:
            Thanks again!
            I have:
            Hill
            Duffy
            Morton
            Lackey
            Salazar
            Just picked up McHugh
            3 closers.
            Thanks for the great feedback

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Maverick: That’s a steal for you

          • Maverick says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: nice to hear that!! LOL!! Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Maverick: Kershaw for Maeda easy.

      • Maverick says:
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        @Cram It: thanks!!!

    • Humm Baby says:
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      @Maverick: @Maverick: You just landed Kershaw and Trout for a bag of peanuts? Can I play in this league?

  15. Mike in Busan says:
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    Winker: a guy whose best attribute is his hit tool; playing in the band box in Cinci, moving from real baseballs to these extra-jumpy Manfred Balls…
    Cause for optimism, right?

  16. Luvdarooks says:
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    OBP non keeper who to cut for A Rosario L Brinson or J Baez (cubs)

    Need it all SB RBI OBP HR R in that order

  17. TheeHen4 says:
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    Dynasty League – I give up Brendan Rodgers, Dylan Cease, Jedd Gyorko and Robert Stephenson for Willy Adames, Rafael Devers, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Eric Thames?

  18. Harry Doyle Jr says:
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    Yo G

    Is this what Polanco is? What do I do with him in a dynasty league, Hold? Sell?

    I know it will be depends on what I can get for him… Just wondering what you think of him going forward for the next couple of years?

    Avg player with a name to sell?
    Or
    Young stud still learning how to play everyday?
    Or
    Enter your own

    Thanks your the stash

    • Cram It says:
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      @Harry Doyle Jr: He should be back on track next year to do what he did last year. If that has a place on your team, keep him. But could always sell if you turn a profit.

  19. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    What up Grey!

    Please rank top 2 closers ROS. Saves are most important to me but Ks, ERA and WHIP are also factored in

    Rivero, Herrera, Rosenthal, Viz

    Thanks

  20. Fabsy says:
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    Julio Teheran or Charlie Morton ROS? Pitching Cats: QS/W/K/ERA/WHIP

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Fabsy: Morton

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fabsy: Morton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fabsy: Agree with others

  21. mthom42 says:
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    Skaggs is back! Streamonator loves his next two starts. What’s your outlook ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mthom42: Matchups, he has a career 4.50+ ERA

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. farcus says:
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    Looking like I’ll miss the playoffs in keeper H2H. Would you guys trade Wood and Duffy for Just Dong?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @farcus: Unless it’s a points league, I’d do that. Wood and Duffy could be great next year, but Dong is a much safer bet for ~120 games of awesomeness (with a chance for more if he stays healthy).

    • Cram It says:
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      @farcus: I would

  23. Wilson says:
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    Start Bridwell (vs PHI) or Gausman (vs DET) or Eickoff (@LAA) today? Pick 1 or 2 if needed. Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilson: I’m starting Bridwell and Gaus

      • Wilson says:
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        @Cram It:
        Just notice that Gausman’s start is postponed to tomorrow.
        So Bridwell over Eickoff.. noted.

  24. peacecoast says:
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    I’m annoyed at you cuz you made me dab, I’ve never actually done that before but had to check wtf you meant about the angle.

  25. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, in my 12-team standard Y! league Benintendi (makes vaguely Italian hand gesture) is my fourth OF after Just Dong, Polanco, and lately Margot, and he’s behind my UTIL guys Hosmer and K Seager. Cut him, hold him, or try to shop him? Which of these starters should I target for a Benintendi trade that wouldn’t be selling too low?

    Straily, Salazar, Manaea, Samardzija, Quintana, Fiers, Taillon, Happ, Morton

    Thanks as always my man!

    • Cram It says:
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      @mrm3711: I’d try K-Zar, Quintana, Manaea, Smardj

  26. Benintendo64 says:
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    Drop JBJ for: Cargo, Piscotty, Eickhoff, Velasquez, Chacin, Belisle?

  27. Philomath says:
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    Encarnacion or Zimmer ROS?
    Grandal or Contreras ROS?

    Thanks in advance!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Philomath: Encarnacion/Grandal

  28. Can not spell wRONg without RON says:
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    Colome or Vizcaino ROS

    Thanks

  29. Chud says:
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    Yelich write up a classic!

    Dynasty Keeper league offer:

    I get Chapman ($19)/Souza ($3)

    I give

    Salazar ($14)/Austin Meadows ($2)

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chud: Salazar

      • Chud says:
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        @Cram It: thanks! Would u pull the trigger if I put Duffy in instead of Salazar?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Chud: Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: No Duffy

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: appreciate it but now I’m confused…would u pass on both offers (duffy or Salazar) + Meadows for Chapman n Souza?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aroldis and Souza for this year

  30. Dougie says:
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    Have pitchers figured out Judge, or do any of you think he goes back to pre-ASB form?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dougie: Somewhere in the middle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dougie: Everyone slumps

  31. Last Man Standing says:
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    No love for Josh but he still is likely the second best hitter on The Pirates…yes, they stink! Forget the hype, Josh or Albies ROS if you don’t need steals but are seeking average, walks and low strikeouts.

  32. Lt says:
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    Grey,
    Does anyone have any knowledge how the Rizzo eligibility for second base just stopped at 9 weeks before the allstar game? Maddon just stopped shifting magically at that point or was there a change in the way they rule things with umpires and statisticians. Kinda BS.

    • Lt says:
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      @Lt: sorry I meant he played 9 games there before the break not 9 weeks before the break.

      • Ralphy says:
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        Good question. I’ve been tracking this too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Must’ve stopped shifting

    • Chucky says:
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      Some umpiring crews require Rizzo don an infielder glove when shifting to 2b, others do not. I wouldn’t hold my breath and make any trades or other moves anticipating a Rizzo 2b eligibility. Personally I don’t think it’s happening.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If he’s got 9, I’d bet he gets 1 more

  33. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Just got back from wedding in San Luis Obispo (Grover Beach)…that place sucks! Anythehoo…I currently have Herrera and Thames filling in for two injuries in my H2H, 6×6 league. I got a lot of roster flexibility, so it’s just adding players at this point. How would you rank Albies, Winker, Herrera, and Thames rest-of-season. You the poop!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Slimcompoop: You can throw Margot in there as well. So which three do you want for the rest of the season out of Albies, Winker, Margot, Herrerra, and Thames? YTP!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: In real life, I’d say “I’ve never been to San Luis Obispo,” and Cougs would respond, “Yes, you have.” Then I’d say, “Must’ve been memorable.”

      Thames, Margot

      • Gregarious says:
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        @Slimcompoop: @Grey: Hah! I’m doing the San Fran to LA drive as part of my honeymoon in early Sept! Spending a couple nights in Carmel, one in SLO, and one in Santa Monica. Any must sees, do’s, or places to eat/drink???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have to go to the Madonna Inn

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          @Gregarious: Firestone Grill in SLO was amazing food, but besides that, not much going on.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Madonna Inn!

            • Gregarious says:
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              @Grey: Good stuff…thanks guys!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

                • snarky anklebiter says:
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                  @Grey: Funny, as I was scrolling down, I thought Grey is probably a Madonna Inn kind of guy. I would go back there just to get dessert at their bakery again.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Now we’re talking!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: As an addendum, I could trade for Jay Bruce for a relatively cheap draft choice next season. I have Springer and Turner (who can play OF) on the DL. Is Bruce and upgrade over Thames, Margot, Herrerra, or Bradley Jr? Appreciate you…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Upgrade over Odubel

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey. You the poop!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I am, huh?

  34. Brett says:
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    In a holds league but also looking for solid ratios and k’s. Kirby Yates or Addison Reed?

  35. phil says:
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    Would you drop any of the below for Winkler ?
    Arcia
    Altherr

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @phil: If Altherr is a bench bat I’d make the switch for the upside

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: Agree with F

  36. Scuffy McGee says:
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    11 tm Keeper league trade question:

    C- Perez
    1B – Bellinger
    2B – Cesar Hernandez
    3B – Chris Taylor
    SS – Segura
    OF – Judge
    OF – Duvall
    OF – Gardner
    Util – Pham
    Bench – Souza
    DL – Correa

    SP – Severino, Paxton, Strasburg, Bridwell, Nola, Straily, Gausman, Wood, and McHugh
    RP – Jansen
    RP – Rivero
    DL – Syndergaard

    I’m in first place (barely) and wanted to upgrade my pitching staff for this season as I’m in a WHIP fight to the death. Would my Judge and Noah for Chris Sale be a bad deal? Possible I could get Pollock with Sale, but wanted to know if the 2-for-1 was bad value for me. We keep 4 players (avg. draft position based off where you drafted them and blah blah blah).

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: I’d try for a cheaper pitcher..Your OF would scare me without Judge and your pitching is good enough that you don’t need to hurt your offense to get what you’re looking for. Maybe package Noah with a Straily type to get an upgrade over Straily in your rotation.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Should that cheaper option still be a keeper quality player, or nah? I figure, Bellinger, Correa, Judge, and then either Segura/Severino/Strasburg as my 4 keepers if I dealt Noah.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Jimmy Nelson, Carlos Martinez or Carrasco sound right?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Scuffy McGee: I would just focus on getting the win and not worry about getting a keeper…That type of pitcher sounds about right..Carrasco would be my first choice of those 3 if you’re in a whip fight.

          • Scuffy McGee says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: Awesome! Got Carrasco for Straily and Noah. Thanks, doode

  37. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey –
    1 – Who do you like for steals going forward – Revere, Margot, Dyson, Rajai or Carlos Gomez….
    2 – Also, Godley or Manaea ROS….?
    3 – Is Ian Desmond worth holding onto? Dump for ODB?
    Thanks my friend

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Murph: 1. Dyson for straight steals but I’d want Margot out of that group…2. Godley…..3. Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Agree with F

      • Murph says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Mr. Moustache

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problems

  38. Kcc26 says:
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    Which Red Sox player do you think is a better 2018 fantasy asset: Benintendi or Devers?

  39. Wacha Wacha says:
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    I have 5 dl players (Ray, mcculers, Turner, Correa, Desmond) with only 2 dl slots in 10 team h2h. Would you drop two of them (Correa and Desmond probably) for devers and Margot? Thanks

  40. Zeus says:
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    Brent Suter sounds like an 80s wrestler
    Jesse Winker sounds like 70s sitcom star
    Austin Pruitt sounds like a 90210 name generator

  41. Duke says:
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    Grey,

    We’re getting ready to start our H2H playoffs next week, who would you go to war with as your middle infidel of choice: Moncada, Rosario, or Josh Harrison?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Duke: Rosario for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duke: Moncada

  42. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey,

    1) Pick 2 from this group please (6×6, normal 5 cats + OPS)…Polanco, Castellanos, C Frazier, Odubel

    2) Which MI you rolling with (same 6×6 league)…Story, Semien, Moncada

  43. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Going to finish top 3-5 (but not close to 1st or 2nd) in a keep 7 12 team keeper league. One of the guys in the running for #1 has a really killer Bellinger keeper. Given that outlook, would you pack it in for this season and do the trade below?

    GIVE: Rizzo (not keepable), Darvish (keep for $21), and Nola (keep for $12)

    GET: Bellinger (keep for $3)

    I have Gray (keep for $3), Wood (keep for $4), Godley (keep for $4), and Ray (keep for $10), so it’s unlikely I’d be keeping anyone from that give package other than maybe Darvish.

    If I accepted the trade, my 7 keepers would be $18 Paul Goldy, $23 Blackmon, $13 Just Dong, $3 Bellinger, plus 3 of $15 Schoop, $6 Healy, $14 Story + the pitchers I mentioned above.

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: GREAT way to put it. At worst, it’s Darvish and 3/12 place for Bellinger and 4-5/12 place. Thanks!

  44. Lt says:
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    I was offered Goldy, Keuchel, and Knebel for Sale, Paxton, and Story. It’s 12 team h2h 5×5 weekly league. I’m gonna have a crew of Streamers left with Ray, Peacock, Nova, Chacin, Bridwell, Gausman, Ed Rod, Vizciano, Devenski. We start any 7 pitchers weekly but 2 would be my closers. Is this a no brainer with Goldy coming back and just stream? My offense will be phenomenal. I countered with injured Ray instead of Paxton and waiting to hear back. Thoughts and thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  45. Beau says:
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    I can acquire Devers pretty cheap as a possible keeper for next year in my 12 team 5×5 roto league. We keep 5 best players. Right now I’d be keeping Trout, Rendon, Abreu, Cano and then either Segura, Odor, Cole, or Devers. My gut tells me Devers is not quite there yet and I could possible draft him later than most of these guys next year. Thoughts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Beau: Take him for cheap and decide on who you’re keeping when you that time comes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can acquire him cheaply, what difference does it make if he’s a keeper for next year? Are you not playing for this year?

      • Beau says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m in 11th place and not really playing for this year.

        Asking price is a 7th round pick (after 5 rounds of keepers).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, then take Devers

  46. Jogon says:
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    Pick 3 ROS : E Rodriguez, F. Hernandez, J.Gray, C.Morton, D. Bundy, L. Simms, M. Estrada, À. Conley, HJ Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

    • Robpopp says:
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      @Grey: @Jogon: Morton and ryu have been mainstays for me all year. Like the Ronco grill, set it and forget it. Then stream with the other spot. That’s just me, u can’t go wrong w streaming if u have the moves

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

  47. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league with extra categories OBP and SLG. Who do you like better as a keeper moving forward: Moncada or Brinson?

  48. Jr says:
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    Great writeup as always! Curious who you like rest of season and as a keeper for next year between Paxton and carrasco. Can get Yu for one of them, but not sure which one to deal. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Deal Carrasco

  49. Jason Morgan says:
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    Is it worth it to keep holding Dahl? Considering dumping him to stash Brendan Rodgers for next year. I won’t be able to keep Dahl, but I can tuck Rodgers in my ML keeper spot.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

  50. Heading into the playoffs with this pitching staff:
    SP: Wood, Darvish, Carrasco, Nola, Paxton, Morton, Ryu, Ray,(DL) & McCullers (DL)
    RP: Betances, Knebel

    There’s a trade offer on the table: Get D. Salazar and Give Thames

    Which side of that deal do you like? Do you think that I need Salazar?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Salazar

  51. Swfcdan says:
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    Does J Wilson have any chance of closing for the Cubbies next year? Own him cheap in a keeper, and not sure if W Davis sticks around next year, if no chance I’ll dump him now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  52. daze says:
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    Grey
    need your help
    I am a commissioner of a league. I never veto trades. This is one in my opinion is a joke.
    Curious on your take. The trade is being made between a 6th place team and a 12th place team who is looking for cheap keepers keepers next year. values in ( )
    6th place team gets Harper ($43) and Cespedes ($33)
    12 place team gets Schebler ($6) and R. Zimmerman ($6)
    12 team keeper league 5×5 Auction
    No collusion going on just stupidity by 12th place manager
    Trying to get 6th place team to add another player (ervin santana or Duvall)
    am i out of line
    want some integrity in the league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see the problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mean, it sucks, but you can’t stop people from trying to get keepers

  53. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Brooks Pounders was sent to Triple A. Which is a damn shame because he had the best porn name in the major leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see him working in your MP brothel

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Haha. I’ll have to ask Slick about it. You know Slick, he’s the one that looks after me and the girls.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yo, Slick…Blow….It’s driving me out of my mind!

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Ha. Speaking of blow, I’ve been watching Snowfall, and I’m just not into the story lines other than Franklin’s.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m surprised how into Snowfall I am, I was expecting to not like it… Tho, couldn’t care less about the CIA guy… Luchador tho? I like that one

              • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, the CIA guy is a twerp and a half. Oso is likeable and interesting, but I don’t find the other facets of that story too intriguing.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I didn’t see last night’s yet (I watched Broadchurch instead), but I’m gonna watch the season, see how it goes

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

    (3) SP: deGrom, Severino, Lynn
    (2) RP: Knebel, Ramos
    (4) P: Hand, Betances, Nova, Corbin
    (6) Bench: J. Gray, Morton, Ryu, Gausman, Chacin

    (2) DL: McCullers

    Don’t want to jinx myself but my pitching has actually been good this week so I’m leading in all pitching categories ! My opponent looks like he’s only got 5 starts left and I’m already planning to start the following:

    8/4
    deGrom vs. LAD (19.7)
    Nova vs. SD (11.8)
    Gausman vs. DET (-2.1)

    8/5
    Morton vs. TOR (6.7)
    Lynn @CIN (-3.1)

    8/6
    Ryu @NYM (3.9)
    Corbin @SF (2.1)
    Severino @CLE (1.5)

    1) So would you NOT start any of those starts listed above?

    2) I’ve got 3 adds left for the week and I don’t want to make another un-GODLEY mistake and miss out on a great pitcher again by figuring someone’s just a “streamer” again so should I be dropping Betances or a SP for any of these starts below or at least stash one of these SPs? I know you were advising dropping Nova a lot but I wanted to hold him until after his start tomorrow? I suppose Chacin could be dropped too since his next 2 starts are away and still not sure if J Gray is worth holding onto ….

    8/4
    Skaggs vs. OAK (15.0)
    Bauer vs. NYY (1.4)
    Cotton @LAA (-6.6)
    Hammel vs. SEA (-13.0)
    Roark @CHC (-14.2)

    8/5
    L. Castillo vs. STL (4.2)
    Lamet @PIT (-4.8)
    Folty vs. MIA (-4.9)
    Lugo vs. LAD (-11.9)

    8/6
    Nolasco vs. OAK (6.9)
    Sims vs. MIA (-0.3)

    Also available but not startable this week: JC Ramirez, Bundy, Newcomb, McHugh, Snell, Eickhoff

    Appreciate your help!

  55. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league

    Was offered Nelson Cruz for Charlie Morton.

    Which side? In a vacuum. And is it close? Pitching sucks this year.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  56. Chucky says:
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    ROS: Godley, Nola, Manea, Castillo, Wacha, Weaver and Vargas. I think I have ’em pretty good at that angle, your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At that angle?

      • Chucky says:
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        As I laid them out…….Godley first, Vargas last

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nola, Godley, Manaea

  57. joeg414 says:
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    Looking for a middle Inf Batty call for today .I see that K.Wong is listed as at $31 vs Garza. Is that correct ?
    My other choices are Drury – Starting , Late Games : Tim Anderson , Eduardo Escobar,Brad Miller.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just picked up Wong

  58. KevBo says:
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    Hi Grey,

    9 team roto AL-Only Keeper 6×6 (w NSVH instead of SVs). Currently in 3rd, 6 points out of 1st, and was offered the following (w/ next yrs keeper values)

    Give: Schoop ($15) Kluber ($25) and Ervin ($1)
    Get: Lindor ($20), Sano ($20), Sale ($35) and E.Diaz ($10)

    My current team is:
    c- McCann
    1b – Healy
    2b – Schoop
    3b – Nunez
    ss – Anderson
    if – moreland
    of – betts, ellsbury, c.santana, gallo
    ut – moncada, gamel
    bn – revere
    dl – springer

    p – kluber, carrasco, vargas, santana, colome, norris, belisle
    dl – shoemaker

    From a keeper perceptive I’m basically swapping Lindor and Sano for Schoop and Kluber.

    I can still pick up points across the board on offense, but only in W, K’s and NSVH in pitching (I’m leading in ERA and WHIP). Over the past 30 days Schoop has essentially the same stats as Lindor & Sano combined and other than saves and a couple of wins there isn’t a big difference from Sale/Diaz vs. Kluber/Santana…..

    Does the trade make sense for me if I’m trying to make a move this year or better for me to stay pat and ride it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  59. Nitro says:
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    W Myers or G Parra Ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  60. Curious George Springer says:
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    That moment when you realize that Randall Grichuk is currently the only RF eligible player on your fantasy team…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re looking in the abyss

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: staring at the boss’s quad and hoping I have some sort of healing power in my eyes…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Piscotty feels like he could leave the club again any moment

  61. Basement Artie says:
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    I’m thinking of dropping a closer-and I use the term loosely- for sir Albert. Treinen or Norris? Thank you sir! And great write-up, as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  62. Alex says:
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    I suppose I just need someone to hold my hand because he was my 7th round pick, but it is time to drop Cueto, right?…garbage man is going to be out a while most likely and who knows what happens when he comes back…

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex: Yes drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him 3 weeks ago

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Haha yes that I know!…I have just had him stashed on the DL but now with Ray (FML) and Scherzer ailing I need to make the move, so goodbye!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  63. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Tough call on Smoak for next year…In a Dynasty league I’m on the fence with this one and need a nudge one way or the other…Rebuilding Team that is in last this year…
    I give Smoak
    I get Ian Happ and Chance Adams
    This would leave me with Dom Smith and Greg Bird at first going into next year…Heres the Line up
    C. Grandal
    1st. Smoak (Would be Smith or Bird next year)
    2nd. Odor
    3rd. Bregman
    SS. Story
    OF. Conforto
    OF. Duvall
    OF. C.Frazier
    Util. Margot
    Util. Semien
    Util. Renfroe/Cain Sugar
    N/A. Dahl
    N/A. T. O’neill
    N/A D. Smith
    DL. A. Garcia
    DL. G. Bird
    My offense should be in pretty good shape going forward, just thinking i should strike while i can with Smoak…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the upside build, plus you have Smith/Bird

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Kind of what im thinking..Hard to trust that Smoak does this again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Smoak can do it again, but you have upside at 1B and Happ’s tasty

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yeah Happ should be pretty good going into next year…2 years of gutting this team…Hopefully playoffs next year….God willing

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, solid gamble, I like it

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Thanks Beb

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You know it

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Deal is done ….
                    I give Smoak, Cain Sugar and Lackey
                    I get Happ, Y.Alonso and Chance Adams
                    Wanted to get Alonso from him to keep the seat warm for my boys ..Cain is a bench bat going forward and Lackey…well you know

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, makes sense

  64. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    14 teamer with OBP over AVG,hits, total bases added. flores appears to be a backup just now, drop for asdribble/cowart/difo/b.miller. worst part is i have villar here too, this guy is SUPPOSED to be the backup there. i could do the big stupid and grab sogard here like MIL does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cowart

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: yeah i’ve added that dude in 16 teamers all across the land (with more starting slots, like 3 utils, MI/CI, 5 OF etc). JUST missed him in an AL only where i BADLY NEED MI help, now with handson/escobar at SS/MI, as i walked out of draft with b.miller/correa in those spots.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Handson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Allen Hanson?

  65. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Two questions for you.

    1) I never thought I would be saying this, but it may be time to drop Jose Bautista. I am looking at the following guys to replace him: Jose Martinez, CHoo, Grossman, Nava, Marisnick, Nava, Pearce, and Amiristi. Who do you think I should get? I am leaning towards Martinez.

    2) Is it time to drop Matt Adams? Has he totally lost PT with Freeman going back to first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. They’re not good replacements 2. Not for the names you mentioned in 1

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        adams is a different entity. Bautista is just awful.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can try Martinez if you like

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            for who Bautista or Adams?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bautista

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                is Matt adams playing anymore?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  They’re trying him in the outfield

  66. Gregory Chiarello says:
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    Hey Grey- Great write up same as everyday! Did you watch Ozark?

    Right now I’m in first in my 12 team 5×5 OBP & QS league. Trying to solidify my back to back title run thanks to you guys. Glancing at my team, anything stand out of possible moves or adjustments you would make before the deadline.
    Thanks

    C- Avila
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Segure
    3b- Beltre
    SS- Machado
    OF- Stanton
    Of- Carlos Santana
    OF- Nunez
    Util- Smoak
    DL-Trea Turner
    DL- Springer

    SP- Carrasco
    SP- Salazar
    SP- Morton
    SP- Duffy
    SP- Gray
    SP- Lackey (stream spot)
    SP- JC Ramirez (stream spot)
    RP- Holland
    RP- Greene
    RP- Ramos
    RP- Vizcaino
    RP- Treinen
    RP- Yates (stream spot)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t yet, is it good? Your pitching looks wonky, hitting looks solid

      • Gregory Chiarello says:
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        it was darker than Ithought it would be. Bateman directed a slew of them as well.
        Worth a watch in my opinion.

        What bat would you be ok getting rid ofpackaging with maybe a closer to target a SP?

        • Gregory Chiarello says:
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          Had to give it a watch with the amount of billboards posted up around here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool will check it out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana for Salazar? Would that work? Depends what other person wants

      • Gregory Chiarello says:
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        have Salazar haha… but ill see what I can get for Santana.

        As always thanks Grey, big fan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  67. JockeyJimPalmer says:
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    Weaver or Clevinger moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

  68. Fabsy says:
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    Morton Simmons Hand vs Osuna Lindor Pomeranz – 12 team 6×6 Roto non keeper… I feel like the Osuna side is an upgrade at all positions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Fabsy: i love when somebody sends me the morton side i’ll respond with “so i’m getting worse in 3 positions out of 3; kiddie game is down the street (i.e. sell that noise elsewhere sir). good luck to you figuring out how to get deals like this done with anybody.”

  69. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, trying to figure out to do with Polanco in a 10 team ROTO re-draft. Chasing steals and runs.

    Activate Polanco and drop any of the following? Moncada, Margot, Merrifield, Pham. I’m leaning toward dropping Polanco–just checking in here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Pham

  70. Brett says:
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    Duffy or fulmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, coin flip

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Brett: this question got nullified, and MAN ain’t it neat when you get to find out why your solid or better SP has been doing badly (cueto/cullers/fulmer)

  71. Keeper says:
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    Keeper league, Goldschmidt or Kimbrel, Dee, Keuchel?

    Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

      • Not Grey says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, if we swapped Goldy and Springer, same thing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

      • Keeper says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  72. dhouse42 says:
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    thinking of starting a keeper for next year. what keeper rules do you like, specifically how many keepers, and what restrictions on keepers (limited years you can keep, more expensive to keep each year, etc)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      5 keepers, auction draft, $260 total, price goes up by $5 every year

      • dhouse42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  73. Fish says:
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    Lucroy for Lackey in a 10 team re draft? OBP and SLUG make 7 hitting categories and pitching has k/9 instead of Ks and QS instead of W

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy side

  74. Not Grey says:
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    A few options here. Wacha and Rodney, Wacha and Herrera, Stroman and Rodney, Stroman and Herrera, or Duffy and Hand ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What?

      • Not Grey says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, I meant which pair of players ROS of those options would you prefer. Preferably your top two options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Not Grey: Stroman/Herrera, Duffy/Hand

      • Not Grey says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Mancini or Albies for next year ?

  76. Jon says:
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    In a keep forever, I’m thinking about giving my Odor + Abreu for Votto + a SP. Anyone make sense? Severino, Quintana, Price, Cobb, Godley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  77. Rosterbating says:
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    Grey – Who do you like ROS (no real need, just want solid production…H2H keeper league if it matters) – Parra or ODB (Odubel)?

    Thanks as always!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODB

      • Rosterbating says:
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        @Grey:

        Cool man…ODB up in the HIZZAY! Celebratory unneeded bat flip. Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice!

  78. Clive says:
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    Need SP/RP – would you deal Schoop & Moncada for Jansen/Cole/C Taylor?

    It’s a keeper league where I’d hate to lose Moncada (he’d be Rd 13 next year)..

    Or would you hold onto Moncada and just deal Schoop for Cole/Taylor?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Moncada and do 2nd deal

  79. Robert says:
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    Looking to pick up a couple of set up guys to help balance out the era and whip of my starters. Betances and Miller are taken. Any suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Givens?

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: ok thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. Matt says:
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    Stroman or Wacha rest of season? Mostly need ratios and strikeouts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. Doc says:
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    If I have W. Davis, F.Rivero, A.Ramos, Neshek

    Do I pick up Viz over Neshek, or Keep Nesh to help ratios?

    I could also lose Vargas, as I have Greinke, Duffy, Kluber, Morton, J.Nelson, and Melancon on the DL.

    I guess I could hold and drop someone when Melancon returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Viz over Neshek

  82. Fungazi says:
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    Au shizz gone bananas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

  83. luvpho says:
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    Grey, can you rank these ROS in a redraft?

    JBJ, Margot, Albies, Maybin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot, Albies, JBJ

  84. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    AU SHIZZ! technically that’s the MOST AU SHIZZ ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  85. Robpopp says:
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    Just want to endorse McCugh and Morton for the crew. Something’s a-brewing with the Houston pitching coaches, I’ve been riding the wave all year to great success

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Robpopp: i’d say peacock and morton are the bigger surprises, and of course koochell before DL stint. mchugh’s had what 1 good start out of 2.

  86. Robpopp says:
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    Yeah I’ve rostered Peacock all year as well, holds league so I took the turn into starter, was actually kinda pissed lol. Very true about McCugh, he’s just getting back into it, time will tell. But I have a good feeling about him. And yes, as we know, surprises do not always last. Safe until proven otherwise is my approach

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