The White Sox were due to wear throwback jerseys on Saturday, and Chris Sale didn’t want to wear them.  The White Sox refused to relent, so Sale took it upon himself to do something.  Cut to, ahem, ten minutes later and Sale was sent home for throwing a temper tantrum and cutting up all the throwback uniforms.  The most surprising thing in this story:  the White Sox clubhouse had a pair of lefty scissors.  After Sale cut up the White Sox 1976 uniforms, Chet Lemon weighed in, saying, “It was a tough uniform to rock.  The guys on the 1983 team thought they had a reviled uniform.  At least in 1983, you could strut around like a peacock, which they called Paciorek’ing, due to the grace of teammate Tom Paciorek.  In 1976, they dressed me up like a lawn jockey.  That shizz was offensive!”  For his antics, Chris Sale was suspended for five games by the White Sox.  That’s the last time he tries to introduce a cutter without talking to the pitching coach.  Now, if the Red Sox trade for Sale, their top two starters could help win back the casual Jewish Red Sox fan who checked out after Youk and Theo left.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Rodon – Will make a rehab start today.  He will be throwing in the nude, just in case.

Jose Quintana – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.97.  The Tigers complained about being able to pick up the ball in the White Sox jerseys that looked designed by Edward Scissorhands.  Okay, I’m done now.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  That’s to go with his 11 steals.  I don’t expect him to be Mike Trout, though I have been known to Eaton Trout, but who is more yawnstipating than Eaton?  Write your answer on a piece of paper and I’ll guess the answer.  Don’t write your answer!   It was rhetorical!

David Robertson – 1 IP, 3 ER with three homers allowed, and his 4th blown save, his ERA at 4.43, and his 2nd explosion in the last four appearances of the likes we haven’t seen outside of a public restroom.  Before the All-Star break, he had leg problems, and I wouldn’t be surprised if something is still bothering him.  I’d absolutely own Nate Jones for now.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .297.  It’s the year of Castell!  Okay, that needs work.

Tyler Glasnow – Hit the DL with shoulder discomfort.  Damn you, Fantasy Baseball Overlord, can we not have anything beautiful?

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Though, for all we know, he’s still concussed from his last start after being Gallagher’d by a comebacker and Taillon thinks he pitched a 9-inning gem.  Ooh!  Big Idea Alert!  They should have one game a week where people who don’t know baseball keep score.  This week the Padres are facing the Blue Jays.  Should be an easy matchup, but my mom is keeping score for the Padres and this cabbie, who drove me to the wrong hotel in Vegas this past weekend, will be keeping score for the Jays.  Suddenly, it’s anyone’s game!

Adam Frazier – 1-for-1 and his 1st homer, which came as a pinch-hitter.  Him not starting proves it’s not just something personal against Josh Bell.  Or Hurdle lost a bet to Sean Rodriguez.

Aaron Nola – 4 IP, 6 ER.  Apparently, he’s not right again.  Okay, fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, and go to Tennessee with that J. Cole/George Bush shizz, I’m done with Nola.  See ya next year.

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Ooh, baby, ODB likes it raw!

David Price – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 13 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.51.  Can I have Chris Archer back?  David Price makes me feel like Homer Simpson when he’s getting electric shock aversion therapy.  He keeps grabbing the donut and keeps getting shocked.  That’s me.

Mookie Betts – Missed the last two days with a sore knee.  He’s supposed to be fine and could’ve played yesterday, but Betts just didn’t want to take the gamble.

Rick Porcello – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Pretty whatever start for Porcello, and it was still so much better than Price!

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, which was his fifth homer this week, hitting .282.  Hanley goes on these insane runs, where if you came back from the future and told me Hanley was a top five player in the 2nd half, I’d say, “I believe you, and way to bring me back some lottery numbers or something else of real interest.  Thanks.”

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .306.  Trying to hold onto his Sparky Anklebiter title.  Remember, if might was height, Pedroia would be a giant.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his third homer in the last seven games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tyler Skaggs – Will start on Tuesday.  I just went over him in my buy column on Friday.  It was a real humdinger!

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.53.  A top pitcher pitching well.  How Cueto.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.22.  True story!  Cougs was washing my underwear and I had a skidmark.  I told her the proper name for them was a Samardzija, and that’s how I ended up with Samardzija on my bedsheets.

Angel Pagan – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .292, and hitting .367 since the All-Star break.  He hasn’t provided a ton of speed and power, but I could see grabbing him for the hot hand.

Ivan Nova – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.65.  Wanna know how much my brain has been captured by consumerism?  I see Nova’s first name, and I think it should be spelled iVan and be an Apple product for soccer moms.  As for Nova, he has two decent starts in a row, but I’d still use the Stream-o-Nator for him in most mixed leagues.

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.80.  Yesterday, he threw 118 pitches after throwing 82 pitches in his last game and working out of the bullpen before that.  Makes me think, it must be awful to own Eovaldi all year in fantasy, but to own him in real life must be worse.  Hence, Girardi is trying to get Eovaldi’s arm to fall off.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer.  The born-in-1927 Yankees keep hitting like that and people are gonna think it’s 1927 again.  Only less racist.

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer.  With the Yankees’, um, maturity, they should broadcast Yankee games in black and white.

Addison Russell – Left yesterday’s game with a heel injury.  If he needs to miss a significant amount of time, consider it a preamble to the most epic Cubs’ collapse yet.  Or simply an injury that’s never mentioned by baseball historians.  By the by, baseball historians have beards with one random hair that is much longer that bothers everyone that talks to them.

Jon Lester – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.09.  Yesterday, Lester gave up five steals, reverting to his old ways of allowing an extra base like a Catholic school girl that starts way too late.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th and 11th steals.  Nowhere near the player he once was *cough* steroids* *cough* but, on our Player Rater, he’s still been a 15-20th top outfielder.

Hernan Perez – 0-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals (13, 14).  SAGNOF!

Junior Guerra – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  Rather than have my head explode, let’s not compare Guerra’s ERA with Archer and Price.

Jacob deGrom – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Having a top 20 pitcher this year has been a real joy.  I mean that in the most sincerest of sarcastic ways possible.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.36.  Speaking of Spurs, I saw David Robinson in Vegas this weekend.  There is no hiding a pro basketball player, right?  I mean, you can throw a hat on all you want, but people tend to gawk at a seven-footer.  As for Matz, he still worries me, but he does have a nice next matchup.

Wei-Yin Chen – Hit the DL with an elbow sprain.  Mattingly said he hopes the injury isn’t too serious.  Shouldn’t be, as long as Chen can pitch with his other arm.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .295.  Schoop, it rhymes with dope.

Nolan Reimold – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs with his 5th homer, a two-run pinch-hit, game-winning homer off Cody Allen.  Can you say Aroldis Chapman to Cleveland?  Theo Epstein apparently can’t.

Vance Worley – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  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.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  Sucks his next start is gonna have to be a blow up, because Kluber has been doing this yo-yo between 3.50 and 3.75 for the last two months.

Michael Saunders – 0-for-2, but two homers (18, 19) on Saturday.  I told you he was a sleeper!  *covers mouth so you can barely hear me*  In 2015.

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 4 Walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  Between Estrada and Happ, the Blue Jays have two of the luckiest pitchers for ERA vs. xFIP.  Meanwhile, Stroman is playing a sad song.  Turn them on, turn them on, turn on those sad songs.

Braden Shipley – Will make his major league debut today vs. the Brewers.  Shipley’s K-rate in 2014 was 8.1; in 2015 it was 6.8 and this year it’s 5.8.  By 2019, his K-rate is going to negative 2.  Good thing, GM Dave Stewart thinks a K-rate is a Hasidic Jew spelling karate.  Considering the Diamondbacks’ home park is awful and he strikes out no one, I wouldn’t go near him.

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  His K-rate is 10.9.  Boing!  His ERA and WHIP are 4.53 and 1.51.  Noing!  We’ve found our National League Pineda!

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Au Shizz!

Zack Godley – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Fun fact!  When someone calls Godley in the clubhouse, Goldy fits the urge to answer, saying to himself, “It won’t be funny, people will think you’re conceited.”

Welington Castillo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  This was his first non-single hit since July 2nd, and he’s only had two singles in that time.  So, where’s the boeuf?  That’s where.

Yasmany Tomas – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 14th and 15th homers, and his 1st homers since June 28th.  He did homer seven times in June, so he could be getting hot again.  Could be worth a little cyclops’ing.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (21) and legs (4), hitting .269.  After the game, back in his hotel room, Bruce laid on his bed, while holding the phone to his ear as other teams’ GMs flirted with him.  All Bruce did was curl the phone cord around his finger and giggle.

Tyler Clippard – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Technically, it was a Kazaam, but I’m still holding Jake Barrett for the eventual Clippard clipping.

Lucas Giolito – 3 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.91, and optioned back to the minors.  So far, he’s looked like Nat-Gio Lite.  Meaning a lesser version of the other Nationals pitcher, Gio Gonzalez, not as in National Geographic Lite, which is a Christian-censored magazine where they draw pasties on the African women’s boobies.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I had Ramos for three at-bats this year, then began to pick my catcher scab indefinitely.  Stupid itchy catcher scab.

Trea Turner – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th steal, hitting .282.  Not only is he playing, but he’s leading off for a solid hitting team.  Yes, you should grab him.

Ryan Schimpf – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and two more homers this weekend, his 8th and 9th homers this month.  No, of course, it’s not going to last, he’s a Quad-A player, but you better believe I’ve now picked him up everywhere.

Alex Dickerson – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 3rd homer.  Another Quad-A player, but another player that is hot, so I could see grabbing him too.  With Dickerson, though, you need to worry more about platoons.

Edwin Jackson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.30.  No, I wouldn’t pick him up, but just because I enjoy sticking hot pokers in my never-mentions, Edwin’s ERA is below David Price.

Yordano Ventura – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.99, but left the game after taking a comebacker to the ribs.  Yordano “The Body” Ventura says he’ll be fine, then challenged Ivan Putski to an arm wrestling match.

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-3 and his 16th homer.  Prior, he had three hits in the last ten games, so he’s far from hot, but maybe he’s not all drys’d up either.

Delino DeShields – 2-for-3 and a slam (3) and legs (5).  See!  I told you to draft him!  So, with Choo and Fielder DL’d, Profar moved to third, Beltre to DH and a spot in the lineup opened for DeShizz.  Worth a flyer in mixed leagues, but, before we dive in head first again only to realize it’s a mural of water on the swimming pool’s bottom, I’d like to see a bit more before dropping anyone too worthwhile.

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Keep hitting like that and the Yankees might sign you in four years!

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd this weekend.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tommy Pham – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Is it just me or do you want to call him Phommy Tam?  Meh, maybe it’s me.  I owned Pham up until yesterday, but then I saw he was hitting under-.100 for the week, so I dropped him.  Then, he homered.  So, there ya go.

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 5.42 vs. Kendall Graveman 9 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  This Smyly/Graveman matchup sounds like it was pulled from a Stephen King novel, except King laughs in the face of words ending in -ly.  Those who have read his book, On Writing, know what I’m saying.  It was brilliantly written.  Dah!

Jesse Hahn – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks as he was recalled from Triple-A, where he had a 3.63 ERA and 6.2 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9.  That ain’t too fly, Jeff Goldblum.  Hahn resides in that town of velocity, but he’s a velocitease, ask Reverend Jim.  I’d drive around in a taxi with a moose head hood ornament, call me a taxidermist.

Billy Butler – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Cause I can never get enough of this.

Blake Snell – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Maybe I shouldn’t have dropped him, screaming, “Snell ya later,” but it made me giggle.

Tim Lincecum – 1 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 8.70.  Before Lincecum pitches, the Angels should put a damp towel under the door to absorb the stink.

Alex Bregman – Officially called up by the Astros.  And the phone call went like this, “Hey, you wanna join us in the majors?”  “What took so long?”  “Well, we were experimenting with Marwin Gonzalez.”  “Does Marwin know science?”  “Maybe, but not the science of hitting.”  “Great book.”  “You read the ‘Science of Hitting?'”  “No, someone walked past carrying Memoirs of a Geisha.”  And that’s how the call-up of Bregman went down.  Obviously, you should grab him as I’ve been saying for the last two weeks.  Here’s my Alex Bregman fantasy for further reading.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer on Sunday, after hitting two homers on Saturday.  Must’ve heard all the people in the comments about dropping him.  Y’all should try and ask to drop Abreu.  It can’t hurt!

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  But his ERA in July is much prettier, 2.66.  I’ve streamed him a couple of times this month, and likely should’ve just held onto him.  Idle hands and all.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homers, hitting .360.  On our Player Rater, he’s still firmly in 1st for all of fantasy.  It’s hard to imagine anyone hopping over him.  That’s for fantasy, obviously.  In real life, he’s like hopping the Travelocity gnome.

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-5 and his 13th homer.  You know what I’m gonna say, Valbuena will hit another homer in the next three days or my name isn’t Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it).

Julio Teheran – Left Friday’s start with a minor lat strain and then on Saturday the Braves said, “Well, worst case scenario, I guess we can still trade him to the Diamondbacks.”

David Dahl – Called up by the Rockies with CarGo and/or Blackmon about to take a huge hit in their fantasy value.  Unless they’re traded to the Padres and San Diego goes ten feet under water and needs to relocate to Denver, but this feels like a long shot scenario.  Dahl feels like Blackmon with a little more power and a little less speed — he’s the Black Dahlia!  Anything can happen with rookies, but Coors is not a place that’s hard to find success.  I’d grab Dahl in all leagues.

Tyler Chatwood – 5 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (8 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  With all of those BBs, he’s lucky he didn’t shoot his eye out.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .325.  On another team, he’s Tommy La Stella, which would be no reason to stellabrate.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer.  Quick!  Grab your Gregg Jefferies rookie cards and meet me under the bed!  It’s a Torenado!

Trevor Story – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  Mean’s while, on Saturday, he went 4-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs with two more homers.  Here’s a Story, of a lovely shortstop, who was hitting dongs longer than Milton Berle’s…

  1. Shaggy says:
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    Holy crap, a Jo Anne Worley reference. The world is truly coming to an end.

  2. Scott says:
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    Best use of limited roster spots?

    Choose 1 ROS: Parra or Deshields

    Choose 1 ROS: Bedrosian, Barrett, Nate Jones

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Scott: Parra. Nate Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: DeShields, Barrett

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Yeoman’s work or Yo Man ‘s work (as they say in Montego Bay), you choose!

    a.Loved the Elton John reference, Elton John gave something like 537 concerts in the 80s! That’s an average of 54 per year for the 10 years or like 1 concert a week for ten years! That is an absurd amount of concerts for a decade!

    b. On Schimpf (man, that’s hard to spell), his name sounds he should be the 4th Stooge from the Three Stooges fame. You know like the 4th Musketeer (D’Artagnan) we never knew existed and the 4th Karamazov brother (Smerdyakov) we never knew existed.

    c. On Trevor’s story, when he grows old and has grandchildren he’ll be able to tell the greatest story every told! What a weekend and week – he scored 55.5 fantasy points in the 2 H2H leagues where I have the joy of owning him.

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 25)

    Horatio: Aim high, Mr. Wolfe. Aim high.
    Hopeless Security Guard: An exchange broker was shot in his office on the 30th floor. Got a call from a tenant who heard an alarm. I ran up there as soon as I could.
    Tripp: You apprehend the shooter?
    Hopeless Security Guard: No. I’m the only guard on duty. I, uh, shut off the exits.
    Tripp: So the killer’s still inside the building.
    Hopeless Security Guard: I doubt if he had time to get down before I locked the building. Yeah, maybe he went up.
    Tripp: Freeze! Police!
    Perpetrator: That’s funny, ’cause your boss said the same thing.
    Horatio: Aim high, Mr. Wolfe. Aim high.
    Wolfe: Thank you.
    Horatio: Freeze! Police (cue the queue of sunglasses)

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ante GALIC:
      A. Ah, the power of drugs in the 80’s
      2. Schimpf – the 4th stooge..NICE!
      3. Story is like, Tulo who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Haha… A. Doode was making bank B. Haha C. Sweet D. Nice!

  4. Mr. Snrub says:
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    I am the Bregman, they are the Breg-men, I am the call up! Goo goo ga Joob

  5. ItWasntme says:
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    Great write up! Who should I drop for Trea Turner in a 10 man points league (UTL) ? Adrian Gonzalez or Adam Duvall?

  6. Bravesfanintheuk says:
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    Fascinating summary as always!

    14 team OBP roto

    Conforto, deshields or Dahl available
    To replace
    Any of Grichuk, Heyward, Pagan

    Or hold…?

    Thanks!

  7. Kcc26 says:
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    12 teamer: darvish/naquin or villar/Hanley?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Kcc26: if you need steals take Villar, if you need SP, take Darvish side..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kcc26: Agree with MP

  8. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, in a keeper league in which I can keep up to 15 guys, do you think either Taillon or Giolito are good enough to be kept? And if so, which one do you prefer?

    Thanks for yet another great read.

  9. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    I was offered Galvis and bud Norris for junior Guerra. Do you like that offer? And would you prefer to receive Deshields instead of galvis if I were to counter offer? Thanks Grey 20 teams.

  10. Joe says:
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    If you had Kendrys as a backup, would you feel okay trading Abreu for an upgrade elsewhere even if you didn’t get any 1B in return?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Joe: I would see what you can get for Abreu, if you have needs..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Sure

  11. Oranje says:
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    Would you start A. Russell this week or concerned about his return from the injury? If I start him, then I can sit C. Gomez…so is a full week of Gomez better than a shortened week of Russell? Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Oranje: I’d start Russell, he was removed as a precaution..

  12. Mike says:
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    1. I’ve it room for one, Bergman or Dahl?
    2. Would you start DeSclafani vs SF? I’m inclined to say yes considering it’s the first day of scoring in my leauge.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike:
      1. Bregman
      2. start

      • Mike says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I just checked again and missed out on Bregman, so I picked up Dahl. After reading Grey’s write up about him, I’m optimistic. Should I drop ODB to get him in my lineup daily?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Mike: I would not drop Odubell..See what Dahl does first and how much playing time he gets..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Mike: Hold ODB unless someone gets traded

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Bregman…Yes

  13. Joeg414 says:
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    Morning all; OF Batty call for today :
    Mac Williamson (not sure if he’s playing vs a righty) vs DeSclafani
    Jake Smolinski vs Lefty Perez @Tex
    P.Tucker vs Pineda
    M.Bourn vs C.Anderson @Milw

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    Good Morning grey!

    Points league weekly set lineup

    Pick 2: Ozuna, solarte, forsythe

    Pick 2: 2 start eickhoff( @ MIA, @ATL)
    McCarthy(looks like TB)
    Nola( @ Atl)
    Fulmer(@ BOS)

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Stu:
      1. Ozuna & Solarte
      2. Eickoff & McCarthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stu: Agree with MP

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    need pitching and can pick up skaggs. not sure if melvin upton, solarte or valencia are droppable for him tho. should i hold them and wait till they get out of their slump (or get in to a slump for solarte)?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jeff: I’d drop Val for Skaggs..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Agree with MP

  16. TBone says:
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    wkly 6×6 H2H; W-L, QS, K/9, ERA, WHIP, SV

    Trade 3yrs of Alex Cobb near end of draft for ROS Gerrit Cole?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @TBone: I take Cole if you are in the hunt for a championship this year..

  17. Luvdarooks says:
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    Wainright or jon gray this week in a 5×5?

  18. Bombo Rivera says:
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    Just added Bregman and Dahl. This redraft team is gonna be great in 2018!

  19. Jogon says:
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    Drop one in keeper league :

    Taillon, Nola or T.Bauer ?

    What do you think of that trade in keeper league :

    Frazier/Taillon vs DeGroom/Prado

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jogon:
      drop Nola
      Frazier side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Agree with MP

  20. Jogon says:
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    Pick one ROS :

    Deshields, Dahl, Kepler or Conforto ?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jogon: Kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Agree with MP

  21. Jbona3 says:
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    H2H weekly lineup changes: who’s the better start this week, Bregman or Maikel Franco?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jbona3: Franco

  22. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Backend of my rotation: Archer, Nola, Gausman, McCarthy, Hill
    On the wire: De Leon, Skaggs, Talion, Snell, ERod, Paxton

    Any swaps to be made?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Skaggs over Nola

  23. Puigy Smalls says:
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    Would you grab Dahl at the expense of Maybin or grichuk?

  24. Steve says:
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    Want to win now, trade Rodon for McCullers in a keeper?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Steve: yup, McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Agree with MP

  25. snozzberries taste like snozzberries says:
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    Hey Grey, first time long time. Thanks for all your work over the years. Please rank these pitchers ROS for 5×5 (Wins still ugh):
    Hellickson, Robbie Ray, Bud Norris , Jimmy Nelson, James Paxton and Drew Smyly.

  26. Seth Trapani says:
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    14 team rotisserie. Need to drop someone to make room for Bregman. Drop Tim Anderson, Neil Walker, Lonnie Chisenhall, or Trea Turner?
    Thanks!

  27. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Naquin or Khris Davis for Dahl or hold?

    thanks grey!

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        What about any of those dudes for Kepler?

  28. Chris says:
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    H2H points league:

    Which RP ROS – Ryan Madson or Seung Hwan Oh

  29. knucks says:
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    Good stuff today Grey, well done as always. How bout Belt since the break… 2/33 (Yuck!)

    Not the guy I voted into the ASG.

    Also would love both Chappy and Miller to both be on different teams this time next week. That’s just a selfish fantasy wish of mine. But come Sunday afternoon, it’ll be so interesting to hear the packages offered for Miller and his team friendly contract. Looking forward to an exciting week of rumors all throughout baseball. Get Bruce outta Cincy!!! I want my Peraza SAGNOF payoff, like now!

  30. Cram It says:
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    But, but, but…Nola gets the Braves next. I have no shame, so shame all over me.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Cram It: All I do is stream Phillies pitchers in RCLs. Be cool if they were on a good team, might be the reason I have approximately 24 combined wins on the year.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: It’s so hard to resist. They’re generally okay pitchers in a weak offensive division. But you still need to cross your fingers every outing.

  31. GonzoChicago says:
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    Happy Monday Grey!

    Please rank ’em ROS 6X6 10 team (OBP not AVG, Doubles + Triples is 6th Cat)

    Naquin, Dahl, Melvin Upton

    Thanks!

  32. tyler says:
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    Grey! Which player do you think could get the biggest spike in value from being traded at the deadline? I have been cyclopsing Matt Moore with rumors he could go to the national league/Pirates possibly. Any other pitchers you think could jump up the ranks going to the NL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tyler: Moore’s garbage… No idea who’s getting traded

      • tyler says:
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        @Grey:
        Gocha. Trade Manny and Chris Davis for Altuve and Miguel Cabrera or Altuve and Marte?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, either depends on needs

  33. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey, I’ve bounced a few trade ideas off you – the last one you suggested that I’d be giving up a bit too much in Bautista and Villar for Correa. It’s a limited keeper league where I’m out of it for this year. If he includes Leonys Martin or Souza along with Correa, does that change your opinion, or am I still giving up too much?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Milarky: If you’re out of it I’d take Correa for Villar and Bautista.

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I’ve got a bit of a chubb for Correa so I was kinda hoping for affirmation! The guy is also offering either Leonys or Souza in return so I might as well take one. Martin over in a landslide, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Martin

  34. Jimbob says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need 2 starters in a must win week for me. Points league….

    Need 2
    Maeda home against AZ
    McCullers home against NYY
    Gausmann @ MIN
    Porcello @ LAA

    I’m leaning Porcello and MCCullers. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimbob: Maeda, McCullers

  35. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    S’up Brother Grey, great read!

    I’m in dog fights for playoff positioning in all 3 leagues I’m in and need the FML’s advice.

    Would you drop Baez for Bregman?

    Are any of these SP’s worth dropping for Rodon: Santiago, Zach Eflin, Jose De Leon, or Tyler Skaggs?

    ROS: Gausman, Paxton, Fiers?

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks brother! I own Peavy and Desclafani and I dont want to start both; SON says Peavy, gut says ride Desclafani. Which way you leaning, or would you avoid both today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DeSclafani

  36. Jon says:
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    Drop one of: Liriano, McCarthy, Ray, Roark, Gausman, DeSclafani

    • knucks says:
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      @Jon: Ray for me, though I also don’t trust Liriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Liriano, Ray

  37. Joeschmoe says:
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    Start trea Turner, Jose Reyes or Neil walker at 2B/SS this week?

  38. Rodger Dorn says:
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    I need to drop one: Taillon or Joe Ross

  39. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft mixed OPS league.

    Gattis or Martin ROS?

    Semien or Billy Hamilton ROS?

    C: Martin
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Segura
    3B: Seager
    SS: Lindor
    OF: Springer
    OF: Khris Davis
    OF: Duvall
    UTL: Semien
    B: Kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boy Wonder: Gattis…Semien or Hamilton depends on needs

  40. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey! Hope you had a great weekend!

    H2H pts/ weekly/ redraft

    Drop mazara for any of these bats?
    Dahl, Naquin, Justin Turner, maikel Franco, Khris Davis, tommy Joseph.

    My team:

    C: Ramos

    1b: rizzo

    2b: odor

    3b: Kyle seager

    SS : Xander bogartes

    IF: lindor

    OF: Harper
    OF: polanco
    OF: trumbo
    OF: Duvall

    DH: Napoli

    Utility: Bradley Jr

    Bench: story, bregman, mazara, trea Turner, Willson contreras (C/OF),

    Thanks grey

  41. KeeblerMN says:
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    My staff is hurtin’…. and not in the good way like after a weekend of frat parties… in a very bad Smardzija, Nola and Lester kind of way.
    Time to cut Skid mark and/or Nola?
    Viable replacements: Hellickson, Cashner, Liriano, Zimmerman, Gio, McHugh

    H2H, 6×6 (QS, K:BB), 12 team mixed, keeper.

    Thoughts! Thank you in advance!

    • KeeblerMN says:
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      Hellickson was picked up so he’s off the table.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KeeblerMN: Ha…Both, Hellickson, McHugh

  42. Prettay, Prettay, Pretaaay... Prettay good says:
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    Grey,

    I need your advice on a unique opportunity to reunite the 2014 All-Stars of Pitching. Currently, my 14 team H2H team staff consists of:

    Chris Sale
    David Price
    Jake Arrieta
    Jeff Samardzija
    Gio Gonzalez
    Carlos Rodon

    I know, this is pretty good, right? But, I’ve been offered a chance to add Verlander (the crown jewel of former glory) in exchange for Trea Turner and my choice of Rodon or Gio.

    My strategy for H2H pitching is basically to outscore my opponents on K’s and wins and let ERA and WHIP be damned.

    So, I guess my question is how much you believe in Trea Turner to 1) get regular playing time and 2) to be a dynamic fantasy producer this season?

    My lineup is already in good shape so Turner would be a bench fill in for me on a 1st place team looking for a H2H championship. But if he started producing he could take the place of a Dexter Fowler for example. See full roster below:

    C Tommy Joseph
    1B Mike Napoli
    2B Altuve
    3B Donaldson
    SS Seager
    OF Harper
    OF Blackmon
    OF Fowler
    UT D. Murphy
    UT JD Martinez (inj) Trea Turner filling in

    Res Jurickson Profar

    P Sale
    P Price
    P Arrieta
    P Samardizja
    P Archer
    P Rodon
    P Gio Gonzalez
    P Wade Davis
    P Cishek
    P Jeffress
    P Dyson

  43. Shimmy says:
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    Throw Ervin Santana vs braves or eflin @ Marlins or hold

  44. Shimmy says:
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    Best na guy giolito, monacada, renfroe, vogelbach, bell,

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Shimmy:if not for this season then Moncada

  45. Shimmy says:
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    Is joe Ross a must add when he returns? Especially in a league that counts hr, given up only 8 in 100 innings pitched

  46. Chris says:
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    Need to make room for bregman. Who do I cut out of ellsbury, grichuk or kintzler. If I cut and OF, I wont have a reserve unless bregman qual at OF (will take 5 starts or 10 games played). Kintzler is my 5th closer, can play all 5. I am 1st in saves but own papelbon who may not be closing if a trade happens. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Kintzler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with F

  47. Bouo says:
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    Pick 1 Leonys, deshields, Peraza, Hernan Perez, c Hernandez, jankowski, bourn

    • Bouo says:
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      @Bouo: or buxton

  48. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Tulo or Bregman ROS?

  49. dudeman says:
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    Hi sir,

    Can you rank profar, baez, and travis at your best convenience please?

    Thanks!

      • dudeman says:
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        @Grey: nice

  50. Alex says:
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    Would you take Schoop over A. Diaz at this point?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex: I would

  51. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey, Great write up.
    Two questions:
    Do you like Hellickson at Miami today?
    Also, forgive me if this is a dumb question, but Michael Saunders and Nomar Mazara are my 2 bench bats. Do I drop either for the potential upside of Bregman and Dahl. Rookies are so hard to lay off of.
    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: I’m starting him, but my league might be deeper… Lose Maz for Bregman

  52. Jedimasters says:
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    Great read Grey. I am in a points league with innings limit where pitchers rule (50 pts per win, -15 pts per loss, ect). Currently in 2nd place.

    I have both Thor (SON $34.5) and CMart (SON $2.5) matching up against each other tonight. Should I start both?

  53. Alex says:
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    Another question: Who would you own out of Skaggs, J. Gray, and Eflin?

    I’m excited about Skaggs, but Gray seems to have his groove back, unless it’s just because he started two against ATL.

  54. RePete says:
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    Eovaldi worth a stream in a 14-Team H2H League? (Next two starts: @ TB, vs NYM)

  55. FrankGrimes says:
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    Milton Berle’s dong lol
    Brilliant!

  56. mp29k says:
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    Tyler Skaggs or Yordano Ventura for 12th pitcher in a points league?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @mp29k: Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mp29k: Agree with F

  57. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Need power, drop Valencia for Kepler? Seems as though his slump might just be his actual talent level.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nevik Rowe: Yes grab Kepler

      • Nevik Rowe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Jef and Grey! I got antsy and made the move and you’ve validated. Really appreciate the insight and commentary on this site.

        • Grey

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          No problem

  58. After the reality based Chapman to the Cubs goes down, in a H2H redraft that does not value Holds, does Rondon become instantly droppable for anything that resembles a pitcher getting saves? Like, Colorado’s Estevez ? Or even as bad as dropping him for Nate Jones? Ugh! Why didn’t we prayer circle concerning Rondon’s fate?! No justice. Did I miss an Anti-Cargo departure from Colo. circle? If not, please schedule.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Yeah, Rondon losing his value… I’d go Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: That shizz is scheduled for later today, btw

  59. RePete says:
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    Vogelbach or Gallo a better stash for this season?

    Vogie’s first 3 games with Mariners AAA: .417/.500/1.000 2HR 2BB 1K

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RePete: Vogel

  60. Big Al says:
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    Good morning, Grey! Let’s play my favorite Monday game..Who to start? (6×6 QS, h2h, 14-team)

    Pick 3 of the following…

    Leaning toward first 3, but Fulmer @BOS scares me, even though it’s against E-Rod. Gotta wonder if the regression fairies are waiting for him in a dark alley behind Fenway. Gausman has had the road issues, but he was fine at Yankee Stadium last week.

    Fulmer @BOS (E Rodriguez)
    Conley vs PHI (Eflin)
    Gausmann @MIN (Gibson)
    Iwakuma @CHC (lester)
    Snell vs NYY (Pineda)
    Skaggs @ KC (?)
    Smyly vs NYY (Eovaldi)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Al: Conley, Snell, Smyly, none are great

  61. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Jose Reyes or Trea Turner ROS? Be real with me Grey! Both look good right now, but I’m worried Turner will get his at bats ripped away soon.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pouss-Pouss: Im going Reyes here, i dont trust Dusty and at least i know Reyes will be in the line up every day.

  62. Tony C says:
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    12 team H2H for ROS: Pickup Profar or Howie Kendrick or keep Solarte as my 2b?

  63. Chris says:
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    Would you trade cole and papelbon for carrasco?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with F

  64. I wonder how all the folks who “sold high” on Story after 2 weeks are feeling about that decision…..seems tbis Stiry keeps getting better and better – the last 3 days were ridiculous.

    Also, hi! Summer festival season is brutal – still reading, just not a lot of time to post. Cheers!

    • knucks says:
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      @Lucky Dog Hot Sauce: Which fests have you hit? Catch anyone good? Find anything fresh/new?

      • @knucks: Albuquerque, NM, CA Hot Sauce Expo in Long Beach (Where were you, Grey?!) Alameda County Fair, about to hit Portland, AZ in Novembet; Best of the West BBQ festival in September, Eat Real Feston the waterfront in Oakland, beer & bacon in San Mateo, etc. All those and more. Fun times. :)

  65. Clos says:
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    Trae Turner is on the waiver in my league. Should I drop any of these guys for him or hold?
    Russel martin
    Rizzo
    Zobrist
    Kyle seager
    Lindor
    Starling marte
    Justin upton
    Springer
    Corea
    Franco
    Bregman
    Castillo

    Syndergaard
    Aaron sanchez
    Madson
    Cody allen
    Fransisco rodriguez
    Taillon
    Skaggs
    Desclafani
    Duffy
    Gausman
    Fulmer
    Eflin

    I’ve got jordan Zimmerman and JD Martinez on the dl

    Would you drop any of these guys or leave it how it is?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Clos: Castillo…don’t carry 2 catchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clos: Agree with F

  66. RicoSuave says:
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    Excellent work Grey!

    14 team H2H weekly points league…
    Who should I start (last SP spot) Taillon @ MIL(Anderson) or Shoemaker @ KC (Duffy)
    Who should I start (RP spot) Guerra Vs PIT (TBA) or Duffy Vs LAA (Shoemaker)

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RicoSuave: Id go with Shoe and Duffy

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again Guys! Is it safe to start Skaggs this week? or let him pitch a couple of games before and see how it goes… this week he should be pitching Vs BOS and @ KC… worth putting him in instead of Shoemaker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t seem very safe

          • RicoSuave says:
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            @Grey: sounds good! won’t start him then… thanks a lot!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  67. PS – the Sale story is nuts. He’s still pissed off about LaRoche – I think he just wanted to speed up the trade process.

  68. peacecoast says:
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    morning grey!

    sagnoff deshields or jankowski ros.

    also by my reckoning you write at night, then wake up and start answering comments and lightning quick too. This happens almost every night and day, so when do you watch all these shows? sat night??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: DeShields…Ha, I watch here and there during the week, doesn’t take me the whole night to write

  69. Steve says:
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    Would you stash Margot over Pagan?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Steve: If i needed speed i would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Agree with F

  70. Pat says:
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    Chet Lemon, nice!! Arenado, Myers, Roark. Pax, Gordon, Wil Harris for Papi, Murphy, Calhoun, Kershaw, Quintana? Which side and is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Chet Lemon! Arenado

  71. JP says:
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    Out of it this year and looking to acquire something for the next couple years. 12-team mixed. Who will have the most value over the next couple years: (1) Adam Jones; (2) Sano; (3) Kinsler; or (4) Keuchel & Ozuna? Needs are not an issue. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: Sano

  72. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Archer or Pineda ros?

  73. hankp says:
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    Grey
    Keep 2 ROS in a deep 5×5: Semien, Dahl, Kang, Deshields. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hankp: Semien, Dahl

  74. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    hey grey,

    I have Bregman on my bench and since I picked him up off of waivers I can keep him next year in the 23rd round. My keepers would be Jose Altuve (4th round), Carlos Correa (21st Round), and Josh Donaldson (17th round). Then I’d have to pick 2 more players out of Lorenzo Cain (13th), Carlos Beltran (23rd), Ian Desmond (6th), Max Kepler (23rd), and Alex Bregman (23rd).

    My hitting has been top notch all year but my pitching staff has been mediocre at best. Someone in my league just offered me Andrew Miller and Lance McCullers. I am so torn since I want to keep Bregman but I know this trade would help me out for this year. I’m in 2nd place looking to bring home the ship twice in three years. Should I trade him or hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Henry Rowengartner: Don’t love it, get a cheaper closer with a cheaper piece than Bregman

  75. Trade says:
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    What do you think about McCutchen and L. Cain for Adam Jones and K. Seager, a) this year and b) going forward? Is it close? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager side for both

  76. WM says:
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    drop Dickerson for Dahl?

    • knucks says:
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      @WM: Absolutely. Dickerson has been plodder, available on waivers in my leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WM: Yes

  77. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start three of the following. Who do you like?

    Skaggs – @kc, vs bos
    Duffy – vs laa
    Nola – @atl
    Velazquez – @atl
    Taillon – @mil

    Thanks.

  78. Matt says:
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    An antsy manager in my 12-team standard league is dangling Au Shizz Goldy on the trade block, asking for an ace and catcher/3B in return. Is Sale + Villar (who has 3B eligibility for Yahoo) enough to get the job done? Also, as good as Sale and Villar have been, swapping them for Goldy is a plus move, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: No idea, ask them if it’s enough

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: Offered Sale and Villar for Goldy and Rich Hill, we’ll see how it goes. Thanks as always Grey!

        • Matt says:
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          @Matt: (subbed in Kazmir for Rich Hill because blisters have always scared me going back to Josh Beckett)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- 12 team weekly league. Need to start 3 out of:
    Naquin
    Mazara
    Anderson
    Turner
    Bregman

    At least one OF.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @YC: Naquin, Maz, Breg

  80. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!
    Not only is Trump actually running, but he’s going to be the next President. Think about that shizz for a while…

    You know who real these Archer to LA rumors are? Please please please…….

    • knucks says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Re-upped my/my girls passports so that we can be in Canada for the next four years, come November. Not even a question, already let work know. If it happens, I’m gone. Easier than all of the fantasy baseball decisions I’ve made this year. Heard Toronto is super expensive so we’ll look elsewhere.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @knucks: Hey Knucks!

        Toronto is super expensive, but you can find deals all over the place. Everyone goes to Toronto, especially the refugees and migrants. Major expansion of infrastructure but social infrastructure missing the most.

        Cheaper in suburbia with good public transit system for going to work, it takes about 1 hour to commute from most suburban locations (about 15-20 miles in any direction from the down town core). Stay away from Jane and Finch, Keele and Wilson, anywhere in close proximity west of Keele and St. Clair (slaughterhouse, so any storms a’brewin’ you’ll know because most storms come from the east). Scarborough is not too bad, the Beaches area is really nice. Prices on homes vary, so don’t be put off immediately. It’s also worthwhile to buy a property that needs some home improvement if you’re into that kind of stuff. You save on the price of the home.

        Just my 0.02$.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • knucks says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Actually… now that I think about it, you were the last person to tell me that. From you’re Pax comment before his start in TOR! These are great/useful details for me Ante, much appreciated.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @knucks: Lol. What do you actually think is going to happen once he wins? And why does everyone say they’re moving to Canada and not Mexico?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • knucks says:
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          @Phil of the Future: My morale compass/intuition has not done me dirty, thus far.

          Oh wait, yes it has! Its the reason I own an Eli Manning Chargers jersey, after my bet with Giants fans that they would not win that 2nd SB!

          Its an embarrassment as an American to say the least. Not trying to stick around with that going on. Also, I can drive from Canada back home to upstate PA in a matter of hours. Mexico is a bit farther… So that’s my reasoning! Also, they’ll speak my language and there’s hockey.

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @knucks: The hockey thing makes sense.
            But in my opinion, it would be a bigger embarrassment as an American if we elected the lying, corrupt, possibly felonious politician that is Hillary. The state of politics today….Jeez

      • DonnieB says:
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        Eh! Good luck and see you eight years!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: G, how desperate would I have to be for a two-start week that I would consider starting Jorge De La Rosa @BAL, @NYM on a scale of 1-10?

        • Grey

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          That’s a triple-bagger desperate

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I know it. It’s a very deep league and I have three SPs on the DL i’m waiting who won’t be ready this week I don’t think. I feel like the @NYM start could be okay at least…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, @NYM isn’t great either, he’s so bad

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Ugh. I know….This would be a lot easier if my pitchers weren’t dropping like flies!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Why can’t Archer drop like a fly?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: He’s gonna drop –Right on LA and he’s gonna be a top ten pitcher ROS(do I actually believe this)?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t believe it (which I’m praying is the reverse jinx we need)

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I don’t believe it either(double reverse jinx for maximum effect).

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No need for that (totally need!)…

  81. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    #Cubs, #Yankees deal is done per @JonHeyman. Chapman to CHC for Torres, McKinney, Warren plus one more

    Cheers,
    Ante

  82. knucks says:
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    Deed is done, Chappy’s a Cub!

  83. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey, would McCullers be a keeper next year in a 15 team keep 11? I got offered a first round pick for him (round 12).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: I have no idea who else you’re keeping

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: 11 of

        Rizzo,
        Correa
        Braun
        Mazara
        Crush
        Sal Perez
        Pujols
        Dahl
        Harvey
        Velasquez
        McCullers
        Matz
        W Davis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCullers is pretty iffy there, prolly over Harvey

  84. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H REDRAFT mixed league

    Trout for Danny Salazar, Aroldis Chapman, Adam Duvall

    Which side?

    Thanks!

  85. Joe says:
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    Given Mauricio Cabrera’s existence, if you already owned four closers (Chapman, Cishel, Estevez, Ziegler), would you feel comfortable dropping Jim Johnson for an extra hitter? And if so, would you replace him with Kendrys, Solarte, or Flores? I got three adds left this week. (Used the first on Bregman…*pats self on back, then pats Grey on back appreciatively*)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Kendrys

  86. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    4yr 60 mil extension for Chappie! Po’ little raftee!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • knucks says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Where’d you see those deetz Ante? Can’t find em

    • knucks says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I do know that once he’s officially traded, he cannot be extended as a Cub. So the Yanks would have had to sign him to the extension prior to the trade consummation.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @knucks: Knucks,

        Saw it on rotoballer.com. They took it from Jon Heyman’s @CBS twitter feed.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • knucks says:
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          @Ante GALIC: I’m reading there was no extension. Def makes the package look like that much more of a steal. But I get it if you’re the Cubs. They want/need a parade. They’ll compete for the next 3 years, regardless of losing the players in this package.

  87. Gregjeffries says:
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    Too risky to drop Clippard for Barrett right now? Don’t have a free roster spot for Barrett but figure it’s only a matter of time…

  88. Philsfan76 says:
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    Happy Monday, Lothario. In a weekly league, would you run Skaggs out there for both starts? One is against Wright at home, the other is TBA @ KC. Also, do you like Dahl over Deshizz ROS, or does your love for Deshizz trump Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Philsfan76: Those Skaggs starts are not great…. Dahl over DeShields if Rockies make room for him

  89. ryanoger says:
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    Howie Kendrick or Trea Turner?

    Would you want Kepler, Khris Davis, or Naquin?

    thanks again man!

  90. Ray says:
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    ROS… Reddick, Leonys or DeShields?
    5th outfielder, 6×6 with OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: DeShields

  91. Tio says:
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    Keeper league:

    Give pollock/pomeranz
    Get Edwin Encarnacion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Edwin

  92. ebudz says:
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    Yo Grey I asked this question late last night as I’m trying to plan my best starts to use this week in my new H2H Points matchup, and I’m so sorry to ask again but SON scores have changed a bit and some new guys have become available and also last night you listed Salazar and Liriano’s starts twice so I’m not sure if you actually like 11 of these or just 9? Which of these starts each day are the best ones to use? I can only start 4 SPs each day and the most I can use out of these would be 11 because I’m going to reevaluate next Sunday on the last day.

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

    7/25
    Peavy vs. CIN (7.0)

    7/26
    Liriano vs. SEA (21.5)
    Salazar vs. WAS (10.8)
    Reed @SF (6.0)
    Skaggs @KC (4.7)
    Koehler vs. PHI (3.4)
    E. Santana vs. ATL (2.9)
    Eickhoff @MIA (2.3)
    Kennedy vs. LAA (-3.0)

    7/27
    McCarthy vs. TB (21.4)
    Carrasco vs. WAS (12.6)
    McCullers vs. NYA (12.7)
    Nelson vs. ARI (6.8)
    Shoemaker @KC (5.3)
    Moore @LAN (1.1)
    Bradley @MIL (0.5)
    Paxton @PIT (?)
    Duffy vs. LAA (-5.4)

    7/28
    Nola @ATL (12.1)
    Ray @MIL (4.9)

    7/29
    Matz vs. COL (22.8)
    Leake @MIA (-0.1)

    7/30
    Taillon @MIL (17.6)
    Peavy vs. WAS (0.2)

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Salazar vs. WAS (10.8)
      McCarthy vs. TB (21.4)
      Carrasco vs. WAS (12.6)
      McCullers vs. NYA (12.7)
      Shoemaker @KC (5.3)
      Nola @ATL (12.1)
      Matz vs. COL (22.8)
      Taillon @MIL (17.6)

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good! So now I see you wouldn’t start Liriano vs. SEA or Koehler vs. PHI anymore which makes more sense! Also we’ll see if Nola clears waivers and stays a FA til Thurs…

        Also I know I said I can only start a max of 4 SP a day but as I’m now setting my lineups I see that Duffy’s RP eligibility would allow me to also start him vs. LAA (-5.4)
        on 7/27 along with:

        McCarthy vs. TB (21.4)
        Carrasco vs. WAS (12.6)
        McCullers vs. NYA (12.7)
        Shoemaker @KC (5.3)

        So should I still leave Duffy benched there since SON doesn’t like that start even though he’s facing off against my Shoemaker? Or should I start him there since I’d technically have 3 more starts to use within the start limit? I just hate leaving positive point totals on my bench!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start Duffy

  93. Tony Molina says:
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    In a keeper with R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/OPS/K for hitters, and W/L/K/ERA/WHIP/K to BB/NSV, is Hendricks for Bregman too much for the young hitter? Trying to obtain Bregman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  94. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Yu/Zobrist/Ozuna or Arrieta/JUp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  95. Bombo Rivera says:
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    Is Puig droppable for a batty call in my RCL? That guy has been hard to own. Current OF-eligible guys are Puig, CarGo, Hanley, Zobrist, JBJ, Ozuna, Dahl and Kepler, with JD Martinez on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him

  96. Jon A says:
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    Samardjai and Reyes for Cody Allen?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jon A: Jose Reyes? I’d take the Saves even if I didn’t need them at this point. Samardj has been god awful and dropped in my leagues. Reyes is likely replaceable through waivers as well.

      • Jon A says:
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        @knucks:

        Yes Jose Reyes..

        • Jon A says:
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          @Jon A:

          I had Hector Rodon, hes obviously a drop now that Chapman has been aquired?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

      • Jon A says:
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        @Grey:

        I had Hector Rodon, hes obviously a drop now that Chapman has been aquired?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  97. SwaggerJackers says:
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    In a weekly league, are you concerned with McCarthy this week?

    It’s a tasty matchup against Tampa that Steamo loves but he left early in his last start with a possible leg injury.

    My alternative would be Shoemaker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Shoemaker

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Shoe it is.

        Thanks buddy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. Bouo says:
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    Margot if upton got traded or Leonys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  99. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Pearce Martin and dyson for Blackmon and street?

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: Leonys that is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  100. The Great Knoche says:
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    Dahl or Ellsbury ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ells

  101. Nightmare says:
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    Morning Greylord! Need some advice from my guru
    H2h points
    1) Skaggs is starting Tuesday, do u see any reason he won’t get a second start on Sunday barring injury?
    2) Dahl or Pence rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nope 2. Dahl

  102. J-FOH says:
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    I’m as excited as anyone about Dahl. But there is the elephant in the dugout named Weiss. If anyone besides the sciosciopath can ruin our hopes and dreams it’s that guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, but if Blackmon or CarGo are traded it’ll become easier

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        …for playing time

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: I trust him as much as I would trust a Polish accountant to not get me audited

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Unless Jewish Pole

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: that goes without saying

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                True

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I might be about to get on the phone with B-Real, got any questions for him?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Forget it, just pushed to Wednesday

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    But still if you have questions

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      @Grey: Id get his take on AFRO

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      @Grey: the rapper not the hair style

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, figured, bunch to ask him about, doubt it circles back to a young rapper he may or may not know

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: The fundamental social and economical ramifications of the legalization of marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes?

                      ….Or if he could still just kill a man?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice! I was going through old rap, and I can’t find anyone that was into weed as early as them in such a big way

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: I just wanted to use a lot of big words, I don’t know what half of my comment means.

                      Yeah I think so, they were all about it when it was still taboo, like weed was crack. Bone talked about it a lot but that was probably after.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Whew! I thought maybe I was the only one! What did QTip say? Used to smoke the weed out, and Shaheed said I had to be out

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      @Grey: You can phrase the question like “Are there any up and comers in the rap game you like such as Logic and AFRO?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I could… Crazy that Cypress is number one selling Latin rap group… Way underrepresented by your peeps

                • @Grey: Not that you asked me, butt, ask him if he “ever hooked up with Madonna, or what?”

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha

  103. cubjet says:
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    Baez, Profar or Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  104. matt says:
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    gray- made a pair of big trades over the weekend, acquiring Goldy & Mookie for Jo-Fer, Hamels & Frazier.

    12 team 6×6 roto w/ OPS & QS

    C – Castillo
    1b – Goldy
    2b – Dozier
    3b – Donaldson
    SS – Lindor
    Of – Mookie
    Of – Piscotty
    Of – Saunders
    Util – J. Abreu
    Util – Pagan
    Bn – Baez
    DL – Just Dong

    SP – Archer, C. Martinez, Velasquez, Shoemaker, Taillon
    RP – Madson, Oh, Harris, Dull, Jones
    DL – J. Ross

    My pitching is now a bit weak and was offered by Abreu for Maeda. Is that enough value?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Maeda

  105. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. abreu for maybin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: any thoughts on what tier OF you think i should target for abreu?

        • herschel says:
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          @herschel: what about abreu for j-up. one steamy pile for another?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Works for me

            • herschel says:
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              @Grey: so just to confirm, my abreu for j-up? i was just offered this. Probably as good as im gonna get for him?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sure, it’s fair

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yoenis? Braun? Prolly closer to Cain

  106. Chad Donaldson says:
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    I need to drop one of these two for Bregman in a keeper, Kepler, Semien or Bossman

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  107. hondo says:
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    Stras for Kris Bryant in a vacuum.Who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Cool.I was angling to get Harper low,but the dude’s a Nats fan so I thought I’d open with Bryant and soften him up to deal Harper.I was pleasantly surprised.

        • hondo says:
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          @hondo: Would it be Harper over Stras IYO?Thanks.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • hondo says:
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            @Grey: It’s my 8 team fiends “rachambeaux” league,where the real prize is the name calling hierarchy.
            That’s the league that I earned your disdain in last night by questioning Polanco.The WW is pretty ripe with scmotatoes and better.

            That was just a dry run anyway.I’m going to target Harper in my money leagues now that I’ve gotten past the major trade nerves.I’ll definitely be running some stuff by you later.I feel so bad about dissing your Polanco higher that the other ‘perts pick,I’ll send you an early daiquiri.Don’t thank me,it’s the one I would have sent after the playoffs anyway.If inflation goes up,I’ll make out.Or maybe I’ll lose,I forget how it works.I’m not good at economics.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You dissed Polanco? Forget roshambeaux, more like for shame hondo!

              • hondo says:
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                @Grey: More like I questioned his health.Too much low hanging fruit in an 8 teamer.There isn’t a moves limit,so it’s great to OCD out on when I’m low on moves in my money leagues.
                Tasty beverage sent 2:18 American Standard Time

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  108. Joel

    Papa Jean Segura says:
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    I grabbed Dahl this morning but have way too many hitters now. 10 team league. Would you drop any of these guys: Valencia, Maybin, trea turner, baez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Valencia

  109. Long Bawls says:
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    Weird. I always thought Dal was with the Indians.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re thinking of Sag Alou

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Great guy, though apparently Braun fingered him as the one who first gave him a dosa.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Naan, I heard different

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Grey: Could be I’m thinking of Sammy Samosa.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He hurt his patel

              • Long Bawls says:
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                @Grey: I think JB mighta sounded the Chittagong on any further puns by me. But I swear I’m not Madrasist!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  110. Tommy says:
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    Santana vs braves, Harrell @ twins, or Cody reed @sf?

    Starting any of those guys or hellickson if I have guys like darvish, price, carrasco, Salazar, Duffy going later in the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin and Hell

  111. TonyTown says:
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    Dahl, Puig, or C. Gomez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • TonyTown says:
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        MY OF consists of Harper, Braun, Piscotty, Granderson, Mazara, and Dahl with Pence on the DL. Puig was just dropped in my league. Who should I drop for [email protected]Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pence or Dahl

          • Tommy says:
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            @Grey: trade grichuk, Kepler for puig?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

              • Tommy says:
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                @Grey: which one

  112. Mike says:
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    Would you sell high on Trumbo to get MadBum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  113. GMoney says:
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    Rest of Season
    Matz or Stroman??

    Being offered Matz for my Stroman…. I am suspicious, there is something I don’t know
    Pls Help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  114. Greg says:
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    Someone dropped the DJ….would you rather have him or Baez? No complaints on my end on Baez, since I added him, and DJ has only seven steals so far. Thanks. Oh, Gausman, Snell, Mannea, which do you like going forward? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ over Baez….Oh

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: the Oh wasn’t the pitcher. ..lol other three add Bundy too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, the Cards’ closer

          • Greg says:
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            @Grey: Oh was just like….”Oh!” I forgot to ask….Snell, Bundy, Mannea, or Gausman….looks like JB is “all in” on Snell….can’t decide of these myself….Mannea in OCO looks tough…..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d lose Manaea

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Best of bunch is Snell

              • Greg says:
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                @Grey: Thanks, sir. I have one move for the week, and I’m trying to not make any moves….save them until the trade deadline….I may make speculative grab of Ottavino.

                Check this out…every week I make my moves at midnight to get in first….this ONE week I did not. And someone nabbed Dahl. Been eyeballing him all year. Fercrissakes….

                I KEPT Paxton (helped me big time this week….) … bet you cut him, huh? Should I thank you and the “Grey just-dropped” boost?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, always

  115. joe says:
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    i’ve got solarte and baez rotating in and out of 2b. should i drop one to pick up turner? need avg/runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

  116. jacks says:
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    About to trade Kang and Valencia for Danny Duffy and Fowler in my 4X4. Green light, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  117. Shawn T. says:
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    Ryan Braun for Rich Hill, who wins? R/HR/RBI/NSB/OBP/SLG and W/K per 9/IP/WHIP/ERA/SV and HLD league. Thx for pointing me to the right post btw

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Shawn T.: Braun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  118. Jon A says:
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    Kyle Hendricks for Duvall? 12 team keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall, it’s fair

  119. GMoney says:
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    Any good thoughts about Tyler Scaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’ve mentioned him 3 times in last week, search the site

      • GMoney says:
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        @Grey: sorry….just read all…thx

  120. Chad Donaldson says:
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    Dynasty league, I give up McCutchen for Ozuna and Estrada?

    Bueno?

  121. smegma says:
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    Trade Pujols/Heyward for Trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  122. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    What are your thoughts on Puig the rest of the season? Thinks he turns it around or continues to suck?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I never liked Puig

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: I gagged when you recommended him over Dahl.He’s definitely on my all scumbag team,not as highly ranked as Reyes though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  123. Boudreaux 's Blind Billy says:
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    Corey Seager for Story and Bregman in a forever keeper league? Thinking Story side but not sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  124. Steve says:
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    Rodon & Heyward overpaying for Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not overpaying, underpaying

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Flip Thor on injury risk?

        • knucks says:
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          @Steve: For what? That’s way to vague

          • Steve says:
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            @knucks: was continuation of thread…. Rodon+ Heyward is too little for Cueto, so I asked if Thor was more like it.

            Thanks guys. Hope Thor & Rodon(AAA) dominate tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  125. David says:
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    Hey! Blackmon or JUp ? weekly lg

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  126. peacecoast says:
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    wanna pick up dahl, but my 5 OF are: polanco, duvall, kemp, J upton, mazara and about to get deshizz cuz I need SB badly.

    how can I get Dahl?? drop mazara? he is too good isn’t he (can keep for one year). I xcould however drop S castro since I have dee gordon about to come out of suspension.

    so it comes down to dropping mazara or s castro to put dahl on the bench…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, lose Castro

  127. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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    Bregman is batting 6th starting at 3rd….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You are the best prospect guy ever, you are so crazy for rookie nookie

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph LIfshitz says:
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        @Grey: You hear the pod I started doing last week? We just hit iTunes on Friday. We’re recording tonight so we’ll get into the Aroldis aftermath and some other trade deadline prospect stuff.

        I do love the rookies, too bad I hate Todd Frazier, on my team and off it. He’s always doing me wrong.

        • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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          @Ralph LIfshitz: You got a pod, what’s it called Bo Sox Beni?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz: tell us about Dahl Ralphie

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph LIfshitz says:
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        @peacecoast: I’ll talk about Dahl a little on the pod too! Fantasy Gold Rush is the name! Subscribe or die!!!

        Excellent hitter, 15-20 power, maybe he hits 25 in Coors, has 20+ steal speed now. Made huge gains in approach this season based on the jump in Bb%. has destroyed AA and AAA pitching.

        • peacecoast says:
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          @Ralph LIfshitz: You should have called it “Why I Like ‘Em Young”

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph LIfshitz says:
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            @peacecoast: I was going to call t Fantasy Jailbait per JB’s suggestion but it was shot down. The Tagline was “We like em young”. We went with the prospector theme with Gold Rush and the tagline of Prospecting for fantasy baseball.

        • ThE sHiT says:
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          @Ralph LIfshitz: thanks for the info on Dahl, scooped him in both my money leagues. Ill definitely subscribe to the pod, but later cuz im listening to the new Afro album, good so far. Been trolling you guys talk about music lately, interested in getting into it. Keep up the great guys, always the best read in fantasy!

          • peacecoast says:
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            @ThE sHiT: wu tang is for the children

  128. tank1 says:
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    Need to clear up space on the back part of my roster. Options to drop include Velasquez, Taillon, Bedrosian and Upton Jr. Upton is my only bench bat right now and I have been rostering Bedrosian as backup to Street in case he gets traded or loses his job (he also has value because the league counts holds). If this was a re-draft league I would probably drop Taillon but I am hesitant to do so in case he develops into a keeper over the second half. Any thoughts on who you would drop here? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  129. Garrsh says:
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    got offered Semien and Dylan bundy for Ozuna. Keeper league can keep players for up to 3 years. Bundy isn’t on active roster and is in the “minors” so wouldn’t take up roster spot.

    should i do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Ozuna

  130. mikestatic says:
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    great stuff. who to start this week, jup or grichuk in the OF? jup has been killing me all year and grichuk has looked better recently. thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  131. ThE sHiT says:
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    Deshields, Margot once hes up, Chisenhall, or Hernan Perez for value and steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  132. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Holliday or Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday

  133. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Great job Grey – about to make a trade in my deep roto:

    Giving Castellanos/Will Smith

    Getting Melancon/Franco OR Zobrist

    Castellanos has keeper value and I’m going for it this year and need saves. Would you rather have Franco or Zobrist? I feel like Franco has all the upside and Zobrist has done very little since he went nuts in May.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Melancon/Franco

  134. John says:
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    Frazier for DeGrom fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  135. chris says:
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    H2H Points weekly lock:
    Who would you start at ss?

    Bregman (6, NYY, @Det)
    Segura (7, @Mil, @LAD)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  136. dom says:
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    would you rather own Carlos Gomez or David Dahl

    • dom says:
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      @dom: redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  137. Jack says:
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    De Leon call up happening anytime soon? Hold or use as a streaming spot? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  138. Dv says:
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    Grichuk or puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  139. Dv says:
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    Runs/doubles/3b/hr/tb/avg/obp/steals/net steals
    Hitting good enough to trade Frazier for degrom or hold

    C grandal
    1b belt
    2b Schoop
    3b Franco
    Ss Lindor
    If Bregman
    Of trout, Kepler, marte, grichuk
    Util schimpf, Frazier
    Bench trea Turner dl jd Martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  140. Dodge me says:
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    Do you see any trades you would make for team A involving these players

    Team A
    Belt, Bregman, Frazier, grichuk, hellickson, price, Salazar , darvish , Paxton , Duffy, kinztler, Maurer, Nate jones, estevez

    Team B
    Blackmon, Edwin, machado, Polanco, McCullers, tailon, Bauer, fulmer, keuchel, jefress, will Harris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should look at the categories you need in your league and how this team can help

      • Dodge me says:
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        @Grey: need rbi and runs

  141. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    The only OVERLORD, THE ROTO OVERLORD is back. PICK 2 ROS, Oh, Jeffress, Harris…..ROS pick 2 skaggs, shoemaker, velazquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      RO! Oh, Harris…Shoemaker, Velasquez

  142. Beau Hammel says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto keeper league, keep 5 dudes, no MI/CI spots. What do you think about selling my McCutchen for a 1st round pick? My other keepers would be Trout, Odor, Cano, Cole and one of Matz, Hendricks, Chris Davis. Or should I try to move one of the 2B instead since we don’t have a MI spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  143. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Drop Duvall for Dahl? Feels like a no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  144. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    drop pearce or shaw (1b/3b slot) for delino cocaine? need to pick up a little speed here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whoa, your autocorrect is crazytown… Drop Pearce

      • ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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        @Grey: hah, no autocorrect. just a bad stimulant pun… you know, cocaine is like amphetamines and amphetamines = speed! caint help mahself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Devil’s dandruff!

  145. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    now with strop being moved to 7th inning, for holds grab any of these 8th inning guys over him, buchter, shaw, ottavino abad?

    2. similar, but with K/BB, K/9, OBPA drop strop for any of the COL guys (motte/ottavino/boone). deeper league here as far as RP started (start 6 in #2 vs 5 max in #1), have ramos, estevez, kintzler closing here and strop/siegrist/kelley holding

    3. for net saves and holds, drop any of strop, maurer, estevez for any of: j.wilson, shaw, thornburg, liberatore, dull, kelley?

    4. 12 team league with saves and holds (separately), with allen/estevez/k-rod for saves, and diekman/brach/betances/diaz for holds, need to drop one of the holds guys for SP streamer (h2h league), guessing brach with o’day back?

    5. dynasty with net saves and holds and K/BB, strop or any of: liberatore, buchter, m.cabrera, bedrosian?

    6. in dynasty, which 2 out of o’day, brach, strop, j.wilson, liberatore, thornburg, w.smith, shaw for holds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino…. 2. Ottavino…. 3. Strop for Thornburg 4. Brach 5. Buchter 6. Thornburg, Shaw

  146. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Please pick 2 for this week in a 10 Team H2H Points League:
    Hammel against ChiSox
    Shoemaker at KC
    Yu against As
    McCullers against NYY
    Fullmer at Bosox

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers, Yu

  147. henncoop says:
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    Too risky to start Dahl in a weekly lineups league this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  148. Mike says:
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    Beat an impatient owner to Bregman, now he’s offering me Darvish for him. No brainer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, take it

  149. ganggreenn says:
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    A. Should I drop corey dickerson or kepler for dhal.
    B. Should I drop dylan bundy, thornbug or bedrosian for barret. OR HOLD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson… Bedrosian

      • ganggreenn says:
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        @Grey: dahl is gone should I go zimmer ,frazier,margot, smolinski or any other prospects coming up im in a rotisseriie league season long points. Also so your saying drop bedrosian for barret. Can I ask why bedrosian over dropping thornbug.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Thornburg if you prefer….I just figured Jeffress might be traded before Street… It’s all guesswork at this point… Smolinski

  150. Spyre says:
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    baez or turner for my 2b slot?

    • Spyre says:
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      @Spyre: gonna also add its h2h points where k’s are -1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  151. Taylor says:
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    Turner, Morales or Schimpf this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  152. Dodge me says:
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    Pineda a streamer right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  153. Dodge me says:
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    Belt down to 6th in the lineup time to switch him out with Tommy j?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  154. joe says:
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    Turner or Mazara for R/AVG
    Skaggs or Snell?
    ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz… Snell

  155. John says:
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    I have been offered DeGrom for Frazier which you thought was fair from a value standpoint. I should have asked how much it could improve my team as I would slot the surprising Napoli in his CI spot. 12 team, redraft, H2H league. Here is my team. Accept trade or hold?

    Gattis
    Goldy, Franco, Frazier,
    Schoop, Kinsler, Villar
    Betts, Polanco, Marte, Maybin, Khris
    UTIL: currently Napoli
    I just picked up Kepler so he would slide into UTIL role
    Sale, Carrasco, CMart, Hill, Hammel
    KRod, Casilla, Familia and Rondon (drop or trade poor Rondon as this is a holds league which I have punted)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Frazier

      • John says:
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        @Grey:
        Ok. I will hold. If Hill comes back decently that would help! I also have JBs boy Ross on DL so maybe I have enough pitching???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully

  156. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Pearce and Casilla for sano?

    Also which closers do you think are most likely to lose their job at the trade deadline?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress, Dyson, Street

      • Dodge me says:
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        @Grey: who takes dyson spot?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Dodge me: if they go by performance diekman, if they are scared of lefty closer kela.

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            @goodfold2: oops, i forgot TEX is a “buyer” it’ll be who they trade for, if he’s any good. so not street.

  157. goodfold2 says:
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    dynasty roto 6X6 with holds and OPS added. start 2 of each CI/MI, 1 catcher, 3 OF, 1 util. all contracts end this year unless mentioned and unless mentioned all contracts are .4 mil (league min). we get 3 tags each year, 1 each of franchise (pay real life contract money) and restricted (match bids of others or get pick(s) commensurate with amount of bid), and a 3rd tag that can be of either type. 100 mil budget that might move up to 110 next year for compensate for real life inflation.
    C d’arnaud (2017)
    CI beltre 10.5 (2017, restricted tag matched bid)
    CI smoak (1.347)
    MI segura (.534, franchise, he’s on last year of a VERY cheap real life deal)
    MI alcides (5.25, franchised)
    OF drury (CI also, 2019)
    OF k.johnson (also CI/MI, 1.428)
    OF d.alvarez BAL (2019)
    util r.howard (6.638)
    BN e.carrera
    l.martin (3.1)
    e.rosario (2018)
    RES/IR – altherr (2019)
    a-jax (6.4)
    c.herrmann
    SP liriano (11.5)
    sale (6.425)
    quintana (6.4)
    davies (2019)
    verrett
    urena (2018)
    hellickson (5.103)
    RP melancon (6.421)
    d.hernandez (2.497)
    m.cabrera (2019)
    n.jones (5.348, 2018)
    petit (4.033)
    salas (1.42, 2017)
    and notable prospects (26 not mentioned yet total, slots for 30, goes up to 35 during next year’s draft) being r.lopez, cozens (OF PHI), m.ynoa (RP WSOX, possible holds guy next year, almost is now), sherfy (RP ARI, similar to ynoa, with more upside), so with guys up right now i’d have 20.468 tied up in 6 hitters, 1 SP, and 3 RP with possibly salas being a cut (i’d be on hook for .71 mil if i cut for next year, or could cut late this year and eat all 1.42 now).

    other than clearly franchising Sale for 6.5 (average amount of his contract per year is that much), what’s best spot for my other tags? (could be either 1 restricted 1 franchise, or 2 restricted). gotta think quintana/segura are my best pieces to hold onto

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: 30 team league for reference, it’s in all three year’s i’ve owned it been from 8th-17th, currently in 14th. playoff spots for 10 teams, it becomes h2h in playoffs, which are whole month of september.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, Quintana, Leonys, Beltre, d’Arnaud

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: ok good stuff, beltre/d’arnaud already on contracts, so leony’s be 3rd.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  158. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. jeffress for trea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  159. muskysmell says:
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    gdamn….Aaron Sanchez ($5) was a throw-in player in my blockbuster trade a week ago in my deal for Trout/Lester in my keeper league b/c I was in 1st and a real chance to win it all this season but I’m starting to feel like I might regret letting him go.

    But banners fly forever, right…?
    D=

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ouch

  160. hondo says:
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    Yu and Crush or Donaldson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crush

  161. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    NL only, better off if i have estevez/jeffress/ottavino dropping ottavino for barrett or will smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino for Barrett

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: this is kind of league where i’d be fairly likely to be able to grab smith (if jeffress trade), or ottavino (if estevez demotion) probably ahead of leaguemates. of course thornberg is owned.

  162. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    at least i don’t have to worry about any j.iglesias HR’s hurting me, as in 2/3 of leagues deep enough for him to be owned that are h2h (20 team or AL only) i have him, and in the other i’m so far in 1st it probably doesn’t matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  163. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    NL-Only H2H
    CA Beef
    1B. GOLDY
    2B. DJ
    3B. Franco
    SS. Villar
    INF. Gennett
    OF. Piscotty, Ozuna, Duvall, Owings
    UTIL. Pollock

    SPs. Arrieta, Cole, Hendricks, McCarthy, Velasquez, Gray, Eickhoff, Ray
    RPs. Rondon, JJ, Romo, Cabrera

    A) Which 2 would you drop Cabrera and Rondon for that will be the most help from August on?

    Available Arms are: Barrett, Alex Reyes, Homer, Siegrist, Feliz, Liberatore.
    Bats are: Adams, Altherr, Wilmer

    B) I have the number 2 waiver pick. Worth getting Chapman, or should I try to land another SP or big bat? I know S are a category, but Rondon never got any opps and it’s not like I’m getting many with my other guys. I need the best use of my WP.

    C) After Ray’s start in MIL, he has tough matchups so I plan to drop him. Who if any from A would be the next to pick up?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Rondon, Adams B) Yes, grab Aroldis unless you can’t catch the next guy in saves C) Barrett

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!
        If I don’t get Chapman, who would you pick up?
        Do you think Altherr will be a bust this year?

      • Whirlaway says:
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        @Grey: guy?! There’s no less than three girl readers here, Grey. A minority we do NOT want to disturb.

  164. muskysmell says:
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    oh man…Bregman was about 3-4 feet away from hitting an opposite field grand slam hr.

    SO SAD!!!!!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @muskysmell:
      Hey now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  165. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail out a couple of shit puppets says:
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    just lost rondon to holds guy, in 16 team h2h with holds and saves i have
    jeffress (might lose him soon too), kintzler for saves and rondon/siegrist/diekman/ottavino. somebody just dropped romo, who’s my drop for him?

    2. from above, it appears i might be smart to grab barrett, but over who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino…. Siegrist

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail out a couple of shit puppets says:
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        @Grey: guessing since i just lost a closer i should do this one:
        i have an offer of papelbon for vogelbach, who i added (over aj reed right before reed got sent down), with papelbon i’d still have enough closers. offense looks like this:
        C hundley
        1B goldy
        2B odor
        SS segura
        OF (3) duvall/saunders/sano
        util (2) c-santana/upton
        BN rajai/vogelbach

  166. FrankGrimes says:
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    Osuna Matata!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  167. Brett says:
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    12 team 6×6 ops and holds are extra categories

    My team
    Posey belt Russell Correa machado story profar Bryant Harper j upton Mazara bregman Leonys bench Pearce dl pence
    Staff j fer Salazar cueto price taillon colome rondon romo a Miller dyson Harris bench Casilla dl joe Ross

    I have two trade options sano for Casilla and Pearce or maeda for dyson. I have one too many relievers with pence coming back I have too many hitters but is sano a better choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Maeda and Sano

  168. Dodge me says:
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    Grichuk, Leonys, smolinksi, Joseph, Tomas or deshields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  169. Jimbo says:
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    ROS……Rendon, Carter or Baez……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  170. swaggerjackers says:
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    @grey: Just got offered Cano for Bregman straight up. It’s a keeper league and I’m middle of the pack. Pull the trigger and hope for the best this season or hold and look to next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  171. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey in a keeper would you move Braun and Felix for Greinke and Ellsbury or Greinke and Longo?

  172. Herb says:
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    Lefty scissors line was genius!

    Ervin Santana and Tyler Skaggs both available, who do you grab?

    Thanks Grey

  173. Derrick says:
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    You told me yesterday that I couldn’t get anything for Roark.

    I just swapped him for Chris Davis. And it was offered to me!!

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Derrick: I thought my haul of Justin Upton wasn’t too bad, you take the cake for that one, great job!

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