Here’s what I’ve said previously about Aaron Hicks, “Open Up and Buy AH, because owning Aaron Hicks is Nothin’ But A Good Time!  Also, a good time is searching any girl’s name from Rock of Love with your parental controls turned off.  Okay, I have a few Bee Tee Dubs here.  Unless you have a child, you don’t set parental controls on your TV.  You can filter what you see without magically stumbling on porn.  The internet though?  You need parental controls on it, no matter if you’re home, at work, 12 years old, 64 years old, at school or on the john.  You can Google something as innocuous as “Persian cucumber” with no parental controls and all hell breaks loose in your search results.  “Oh em gee, I just wanted a recipe for a cucumber salad!  And, wow, I didn’t know Omar Sharif had so many nude scenes.”   Bee tee dubya II, we’re due for a terrible 80’s hair band renaissance.  Someone needs to do a cover of a Poison song.  Bee tee dubya III, there is no bee tee dubya III.  Bee tee dubya IV, I have this nugget in my brain that says, even though I was only 14 years old, I knew how awful Poison was at the time.  Like, when they did Your Mama Don’t Dance, a big part of me knew they were absolutely terrible, even then.  Any hoo!  Hey, any hoo’s initials are Aaron Hicks.  Coinkydink?  Thinks not.  He’s on a 162-game pace of 25 HRs, 15 SBs and a .260 average.  Of course, that doesn’t matter.  We just want a hot player at this point, and, on our 7-day Player Rater, he’s near top 25, and should be owned everywhere.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Yes, the royal we (which is me wearing a Burger King crown) have been here before, but every year it’s the same story with Hicks, until he gets hurt.  Hey, he’s more predictable than that hair band renaissance apparently!  For now, Hicks is healthy, and should be owned.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

John Hicks – I’m hoping when we’re going around the table at Thanksgiving dinner, my family turns to me, and I lower my head, saying, “Thank you for giving Hicks catcher eligibility the day before Miggy was injured for the year so I could start Hicks at catcher while he played 1st.”  And my mother will cry, knowing how much that means to me, and I’ll look at her, saying with my eyes, “It’s okay, mother.”

Tom Murphy – I’ve often thought about how much a name matters.  You don’t get much more boring than a name like Tom Murphy.  Does that factor into enthusiasm for him?  Not sure.  Either way, Murphy could hit 15 homers in a half year, and is in Coors, so you always take the over on any power projection.

Jake Bauers – This is the saddest 1st base Buy pool we’ve had in a long time.  I nearly listed Niko Goodrum, but then realized I just want to be good and drunk if I need a 1st baseman off waivers right now.

Ryon Healy – Just gave you my Ryon Healy fantasy last week.  It was written while wrapped in aluminum foil so aliens couldn’t read my thoughts.

Ketel Marte – I have a (not so) secret love for Diamondbacks — Peralta, Au Shizz, Lamb, Owings, Marte — and a lot of times it’s unwarranted.  Marte could fall into the unwarranted camp but he has been hot.  A hot, unwarranted camp in Arizona doesn’t sound topical at all.

Adalberto Mondesi – He’s so fast he just ran into your room, mussed your hair and ran back out and you didn’t notice until your co-worker asks, “Hey, Bill, new hairdo?  You look like a member of Flock of Seagulls.”

Matt Duffy – If I were a Rays fan, I’d be encouraged by Duffy, and, if I lived in Tampa, I’d go to a Hooters for dinner and say hello to my cousin who works there for the past four years while she figures herself out and say I have a good friend who works at a Tampa-area Tilted Kilt and she should apply there, they’re classier.

Johan Camargo – Who’s going to be the next Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion?  Johan Camargoadamsiswadeboggsgirlfriend.  Of course, that will mean Camargoadamsiswadeboggsgirlfriend struggles for another four years.  See you in 2022!  Though, in deeper leagues, he has been hot.  Like Wade Boggs always tried to tell you!

Nick Senzel – After dealing with another case of vertigo, which is when you talk like Jimmy Stewart incessantly and chase after a blonde girl who wants nothing to do with you.  By the way, watch Rear Window or Vertigo through the prism of #Metoo.  Yo, Jimmy Stewart, stop perving!  Any hoo!  Senzel is back to doing his thing in Triple-A and really should be playing for the Reds, though I have no idea where, I guess Peraza goes to the bench.  Well, that’s for another time, right now just stash Senzel.

Franklin Barreto – I just want to see Barreto face Lasagna, and then I’m going to dream I’m in Naples with Diane Lane and will hang a Do Not Disturb sign from my door for three minutes.

Joc Pederson – He’s cooled off a bit, but not enough to not own.  What, you can’t dig on this Joc?  Hehe.

Kevin Kiermaier – He feels like a movie that receives rave reviews from critics, then you see it and you’re like, “So, Blythe Danner leaning her head out the window signifies she feels liberated and I saw this for what?  I mean, I can dig on her Cougar-ness, but I never want to see another movie with her or that John Krasinski guy calling someone mom or going to a funeral.”  That’s Kiermaier.  A lot more people will tell you he’s good vs. him actually being good.

Scott Schebler – No one wants Schebler, so I’m gonna list him and move on, but before I move on like I just promised you I would, on our Player Rater, Schebler is a top 50 outfielder.  Above Ryan Braun, Puig, Polanco, Billy Hamilton, DeShields, Yoenis and Conforto, to name a few.

Leonys Martin – …continuing from the Schebler blurb, Leonys is the 37th best outfielder.

Randal Grichuk – As I said this morning, Grichuk is in this Buy column, so don’t call me a liar!

Mark Melancon – The Giants’ bullpen is elementary, my dear Tony Watson!  That element is Boron, only it’s spelled Mboron, and the B is silent.  If I’m being honest, I don’t know who’s closing in San Fran.  It could be Sam Dyson still, Watson, Mark Melancon, Will Smith or Bochy putting the moron in Moronta.  Melancon feels the safest right now, but that could change by tomorrow.

Joakim Soria – He’s the White Sox closer.  I have no shares, and no personal stake here.  In case you didn’t know, I’m not Joakim.

Hector Rondon – I know owning an Astros reliever who Hinch randomly uses in the 7th inning feels like taking a date to Benihana just for your buddha mug collection, but, guess what, I have a Benihana mug collection, so what’s your point?!

Yoshihisa Hirano – Did he add an extra “hi” into his name recently?  “Yo, Hirano, you’re so friendly you should add an extra ‘hi’ into your name!”  Through a translator, “I give extra ‘hi’ to your mother last night after I get in that–”  Hey!  So, Boxberger is sideways — I don’t want no more f**king Merlot! — and Bradley is likely staying in the Hader role, so Hirano could move into the closer role.

Seranthony Dominguez – True story alert!  Gabe Kapler bought a carpool mannequin and is hoping to get him saves before the season is over.  So, Seranthony may or may not get saves, but his ratios and Ks are worth owning in every league.

Andrew Suarez – This is a Stream-o-Nator call, like the call it makes to the Elton John Fan Club Headquarters to see if they will sing Sad Songs Say So Much to it.

Seth Lugo – This is also a Stream-o-Nator call.  “Do you know ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues?'”

SELL

Daniel Murphy – Taking a page from Anime Grey’s video at the top of the page with this Sell, and going against conventional wisdom.  Well, not against conventional conventional wisdom.  One conventional, as in, “You sell guys when they’re going well.”  ‘Sell-well’ but this is a ‘Sell…well.’  2nd well as in resignation not satisfactory.  I’m painting myself into a logic corner today!  What I’m saying is the Buy/Sell tool says Murphy is a buy.  One of the biggest Buys, actually, said the mansplainer.  I’m saying sell Murphy low.  I’d go to the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and see what you might be able to get for him.  No, don’t sell him for an overnight stay at an Airbnb at Charlie Rose’s oceanfront bungalow.

   
  1. knucks says:
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    Kiermaier over Bauers in a UTIL Slot for a 15 team 6×6 OPS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Bauers

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Thank you kindly. Have a lovely weekend Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, thanks, knucks

  2. Terrence Mann says:
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    No love for Descalso with his .250 ISO this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have to imagine he’s gonna turn into a pumpkin one of these days

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Grey:I read he was a swing plane guy this year. So add Chris Taylor and drop Descalso? SB not a factor.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Taylor, Descalso joined the revolution, huh?

  3. Steve says:
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    Have you checked in on Holland recently? His last two appearances since his call up from AAA have been pristine. Still like Hirano over him for speculative saves?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Hirano, Norris has been fine, no?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Norris has been fine but if Holland keeps turning in 2K 0H 0BB innings I bet he’s back in the mix before long.

        *now watch him implode

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold for now

  4. Johnny Ryall says:
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    Needed pitching consistency, so I traded Lugo for Rich Hill. Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Consistency? Sorry, don’t mean to laugh, but sounds fine

      • Johnny Ryall says:
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        @Grey: LOL i know…. just figured Hill was better, when healthy.
        thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  5. Robert says:
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    Soroka going back on the DL. Hold or let go in a 10 team h2h league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, let go

  6. Gotime says:
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    Every rose has it’s thorn on a fantasy baseball team Grey! So one of mine is Moncada.. he’s my only bench bat. With 25 moves left in a 12tm H2H redraft weekly league, you dropping Moncada to pick up Hicks or hold…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d hold my moves

  7. Dave D says:
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    I hope you’re right, Grey. I’ve got both Senzel and Hirano on my DC team. I’d love to bench Aledmys Diaz, the f’n scrub I’m forced to start now due to DL pile-ups.

    Meanwhile, Bryce Harper leading off, Soto cleaning up. Hmmmn…

    Ass-veil and Leury both starting for ChiSox.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ass-veil!

  8. Bk says:
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    Hirano over Watson, Cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  9. hankg says:
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    Better pick up for saves/ratios – Romo or Melancon? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Melancon

  10. Blake says:
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    Not many SP recs – u don’t really believe in Lugo? here is my team. I need some SP help. 12 team pts league. 10 pickups left for the season:(15pts for W, 7pts for S, 1pt for SO)

    P:M Estrada
    P: J Gray
    P: L Serevino
    P: B Hand
    P: R Lopez
    P: S Menaea
    P: J Musgrove

    B: C ARcher
    B: J ordorizzi

    DL: Yu darvish

    soroka, Loaisiga, Holland, S Miller, A Sanchez, are also available

    • Cram It says:
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      You’re screwed

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wha’ happened?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Grey: 10 moves left with that staff and those options…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I believe in Lugo enough to go one start at a time, and wouldn’t use one of my 10 moves on him

  11. Jean Genie says:
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    Is Nimmo a sell high in dynasty or do you believe in some close approximation of his current value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get, but likely a sell high, he was iffy at best coming into the year

      • Jean Genie says:
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        Thanks Grey. I should be thrilled to get someone like Wil Myers or Eric Hosmer, agree?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thrilled is relative

          • Jean Genie says:
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            Truly

  12. James Bolger says:
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    I’ve got Grandal at Catcher. I’m getting very little production from the Catcher spot since he takes a lot of time off. With the slim pickings on the waiver wire, would it be crazy to drop Grandal & leave the position open?

    • Cram It says:
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      @James Bolger: I’ve done it before. Depends on format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Grandal

  13. William Hung says:
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    #shallowleagueproblems:

    My roster is currently:
    C- Grandal
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Merrifield
    3B- Rendon
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Betts, Rosario, Desmond
    UTIL- Shaw
    B- Gallo

    SP- Corbin, Bauer, Severino, Rodon, Teheran, Buehler
    RP- Treinen, Boxberger, Dominguez, Barraclough, Greene, Cishek
    DL- Archer

    Cishek’s spot is where I flip flop between chasing saves and stream a starter.

    Based on my roster, would I be better off with Aaron Hicks and Nick Senzel over any of these guys?

    Also, should I swap out the slumping Grandal for John Hicks? Maybe a Hicks + Hicks pickup?

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: If it’s that shallow, I’d only own Corbin, Bauer Severino, stream the rest/open up roster spots

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: 10 teamer – i forgot to mention that we do have a 6 move limit per week, so streaming is restricted somewhat

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: I hear ya. But I’d probably rather use the moves on streaming than cycling through catchers or bench bats or back and forth save chasing.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            This is true by Cram

          • William Hung says:
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            @Cram It: Yeah good idea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Hicks over Grandal, can’t hurt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Double Hicks is too much for any man!

  14. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – in a weird scenario where I have 3 catchers in a 2 catcher weekly league. I’d been rolling with Grandal, Flowers, but snuck a $1 Tom Murphy grab as an upside play.

    I don’t need to drop anyone yet, but as a Boxberger owner, I’m thinking about spending $1 on Hirano as a handcuff just in case he’s pumpkining.

    Would you drop one of those catchers to do so? My other options would be to not handcuff or drop someone like Caleb Smith or Peraza, who I’d rather not drop.

    My long term plan is to go back to 2 catchers only on my roster of course, but I have no idea who I’d be dropping of the 3 catchers. Grandal’s been bad, but he’s still hitting for power and in the 4 hole often. Flowers is every other day, but won’t kill you anywhere (top 12 C doing the same thing last year), and Murphy could be legit good (or not).

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Also re: you blurb about Tom Murphy, totally agree. If only his name was Tom Keeboom like that other random catcher!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose Flowers for Hirano…

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Cram It says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Always short and sweet with the catcher questions. *puts gun to head, pulls trigger*. Hi Duda!

  15. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Is it safe to drop Dyson then? I also have Melancon and want to pick up Conforto to boost my OF. My only other option is to drop Roark.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, drop Dyson

  16. peacecoast says:
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    Hirano blurb made me LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, peace, we’re buds lambda’ing

  17. Doc Samson says:
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    I picked up the red hot Senzel a couple of weeks ago. He actually called me up. Thought I was Kim Novak and asked me what color underwear I was wearing. I guess the vertigo isn’t completely gone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn disappointing to hear, is he seeing Hitchcock cameos too?

  18. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    When I read the lede I thought, “Is this a Poison reference?” Within the first few sentences my best suspicions were confirmed. hahaha

    Well done.

    • Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapath says:
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      “Every “José” has its thorns…”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Only Guillen has a few more

        • Dave D says:
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          Precisely;-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • Dave D says:
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      “Every José has its thorns”

  19. Caleb says:
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    Matt Carpenter or Hosmer rest of year? Also curious as to why you think Murphy is a sell… no production so far, sure, but he’s only been back a little while. He’s playing first base and I feel like that entire Nats lineup is full of buy lows (Turner, Harper, Strasburg, etc.). Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer… Murphy’s dinged up pretty bad is my guess, knees are tricky especially on an older player

      • Caleb LeClair says:
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        Fair. I just traded a 10th round pick in a keeper league for Carp. Hosmer is on my bench, driving me nuts with that garbage lineup. But I’ll hold both. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. simsbad says:
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    Senzel homered twice in one game, yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  21. Salami says:
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    Bird or Aguilar ROS? Don’t know how much longer I can wait for Bird to heat up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar

  22. Boomer19 says:
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    Good afternoon Grey,

    Trying to snag a couple potential closers for after the all star break. In which order should I target Hicks, Jimenez, and Yates? Anyone else I should be monacling? Thanks. Enjoy the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yates, Hicks, you too!

  23. nitro says:
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    I am not sure if this is a silly question, but…

    10 Team HTH Keeper League:

    Drop Schoop for D Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  24. Thunder Thighs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’ll be stashing Soroka on the DL, but the pattern that seems to developing with him so far isn’t encouraging.

    Who would you pick out of the following to fill his spot? Loaisiga, Eflin, Peralta, VV, Bieber. I realize most of these guys for whom you have to go start-to-start, playing the matchups.

    Thanks for all the great work you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, start to start… Can try Bieber for his next

      • Thunder Thighs says:
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        @Grey: It may sound strange, but the league I’m in discourages heavy streaming. Would you also pick Bieber as the longer term add?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Thunder Thighs says:
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            @Grey: Quintana, ugh. Time to sell low on Quintana or ride things out? Not even sure what I’d be able to get for him…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How about Corbin tho?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d ride Quintana, unless could get a decent price

              • Thunder Thighs says:
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                @Grey: Yah, looking at the trees and not the forest tonight, it seems I should have traded Quintana instead of Corbin! Blech.

                Do you think Posey plus Quintana is too high a price for Snell?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Seems a bit high, but could work out

              • Thunder Thighs says:
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                @Grey: @Grey: Actually, Ima run out and grab superNova /s

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

        • Fogimon says:
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          @Thunder Thighs: heavy streaming… is that what happens after a prostate exam?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

          • Thunder Thighs says:
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            @Fogimon: Haha. While I am too young to know, I hear from my father that it is indeed something like that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  25. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Thanks, Grey! Lugo over Bieber? Assuming the Beibs bc upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, can try Biebs, pretty much coin flip

  26. Carlos says:
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    GREY 3x!

    Schebler or Trumbo ROS?

    I like that Schebler is LH, that way I just play him versus right handed pitchers, but I’ve seen what Trumboni can do when he is HOT.

    This would be for UTIL, matchups, schmotato, etc. purposes. My outfield is pretty stacked.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo while hot

  27. Jubaka says:
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    Who should I add out of Stroman, hirano, gausemen, gray, Tyson ross, hammels, Teheran, odorizzi, Freeland, Musgrove, bucholz, Trevor Williams, Chatswood, eflin ,mike montgomery, montas, estrada,?
    I have Thor, wacha, and now saroka on the d.l. But I am 50 innings above my projected innings limit. So I don’t need the pitching right away. With Senzel, and Jimenez available I could grab one for now and see what happens, and wait on a pitcher for a couple weeks. Jimenez for saves if there’s a trade, but Senzel mainly in looking at since I’d be able to keep him next year for $5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just hold Senzel for a few if you don’t need the pitching

  28. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I get Kershaw back tomorrow. Who should I drop to activate him? My choices are:

    CC
    Bieber
    Loaisiga
    Pivetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lasagna

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        loaisiga it is thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I don’t know if I’ve ever read one of your Buy columns where it seemed like you were luke warm on everyone. Maybe I’m reading into it, but seems more of a “might as well Buy” column.

    A) Osuna’s supposedly gonna get his suspension tonight. Any chance Tepera can step in and serve it for him?

    B) Chris Davis is making his first start in 10 day, and it would be the most Chris Davis thing ever to homer three times. Then, of course, to never get another hit the rest of the season.

    C) Alcides Escobar moving to CF is a good start, but my hopes is that the plan is to slowly keep moving farther back game by game until he’s sitting in the bleachers where he belongs.

    D) Burying the lede: Hanley Ramirez is part of a Federal & State investigation! All I can think is he ordered steroids through the mail? Or kidnapped someone? That explains a lot.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, some weeks they’re less excited than others… I mean how excited can one get for Melancon? A. Ha B. Totally, haha C. Ha, nice D. Hearing cocaine — you too!

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Haha! That’s one HR for Davis. Two more to go…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh Jesus, so true… then he’ll go 0-for-125

  30. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP league….

    Start Haniger @ Wright or Gallo @ Romero?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  31. Sphinxter says:
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    drop Schoop 4 Barreto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  32. Cohen says:
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    BARRETO again, thanks Grey, i picked him up to fill in for Segura!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  33. Jubaka says:
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    Should I trade Marte, yelich, or Myers for Harper? I need power. Maybe Votto for harper? If they say no to marte then yelich, then myers. How would you rank Votto, yelich,Marte, Myers?
    It’s a keeper so Harper was $60 or something so hes 61$ to keep my marte is only$19, Votto will only cost $29 to keep next year..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Marte or Yelich works for me

  34. Gotime says:
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    Not baseball related, well unless Sano is reading and ready for a dinner invitation.. but what is Grey’s meal of choice if he had time on a lazy weekend in So Cal…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whereabouts?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And what kind of food?

        • Gotime says:
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          @Grey: Nah I’m not in Cal just asking if you were cooking or ordering your plate of choice

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah… I’m in Palm Springs this weekend, think I’m going for crabs

  35. Herschel says:
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    Hanley being Hanley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley being Narcos

  36. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hanley is Keyser Soze!

    [Hanley leaving the Sox office after getting DFA’d, beginning with a limp . . . that slowly disappears into a walk that only a 30-SB speed score could do]

    While I feel like it’s going to be a PED or #metoo thing . . . can you imagine if it’s something COMPLETELY random?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m hoping for something totally insane… Hanley Weinstein!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Hanley’s the Russian operative behind the election hack.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hanley killed Kennedy!

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: Lee Hanley Oswald???

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, well, yeah!

          • Herschel says:
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            @Grey: Tom Arnold releases Pee Tape of Hanley and Trump.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              In 2018, anything’s possible

  37. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you like Nola ROS, or are too many regression fairies lining up?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Nola a lot

  38. Last One Out of Liberty City says:
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    I asked a similar question yesterday, but the owner won’t trade bellinger

    12 man obp, total bases, and slugging percentage league, and holds

    Would you trade K. Davis, Upton, Shaw, and Cueto
    for Correa, T. Bauer, Brantley, Betances,?

    My team
    C Hicks
    1b Goldy
    2b c. taylor
    3b devers
    ss bogaerts
    of harper, upton, k. davis
    util – rosario, soto
    bench – shaw, braun, m. taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me, hopefully Brantley holds it together

  39. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Shane Bieber trying to regain respectability on the family name

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, gonna flip out when he faces a Gomez

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        @Grey: no one gets in the way of Bieber fever 2018!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  40. Tigres says:
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    Grey! Nick Senzel pulled from tonight’s game in 1st inning, and Scooter Gennett not starting for the Reds. a scooter trade on the way? a return of The Vertigo? only time will tell!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh my goodness!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah finger injury

  41. Joe says:
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    Add Melancon over Familia or Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

  42. Chris says:
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    Who do you like more RoS: Eduardo Rodriguez, Rodon or Jack Flahrety? Do you see either as must add in a roto league with 7 moves for entire year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are not must adds

  43. jose H. says:
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    Grey,
    What kind of production do you expect from Yu Darvish, Kris Davis and Daniel murphy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kris is a 40+ homer hitter, Murphy is a replaceable hitter, Yu is hurt

  44. Rene De La Torre says:
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    Is Walker Buehler worth using a DL spot at this point?

    Ur the best!! ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would if it was between him and no one

      • Rene De La Torre says:
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        @Grey:

        I have Buehler, Carrasco, Darvish on the DL…

  45. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, for ROS – pls rank Jay, Choo, Mazara, Castellanos
    Thank-you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos, Maza

  46. NH says:
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    I am trying to add one more good SP to my rotation. Here are the list of pitchers who are probably available to make a trade for. Which three would you target?

    Suter, R. Hill, Syndergaard, Happ, Hamels, Keuchel, Bumgarner, Lester, Archer, Clevinger, Greinke, G. Gonzalez, Freeland, Corbin, C. Martinez, Newcomb, Quintana, E. Rodriquez, Gray, Roark, Flaherty, M. Fulmer, M. Gonzales, Darvish

    Here are the list of guys who I can send in a trade. Who would you send off?

    Didi, Pollock, L. Cain, S. Marte, R. Ray, Kershaw, B. Hand or C. Kimbrel

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock and Kershaw for Noah and Bum? Noah and Clevinger? Noah and Newcomb?

  47. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP h2h limited season moves

    Cervelli and Soroka just hit the DL (joining Archer and Acuna…yay!), need to drop one of Cervelli or Soroka to pick up another catcher.

    1) Drop Cervelli or Soroka?

    2) Catcher replacement: Grandal, Gomes, Hicks, Stassi, Murphy

    Right now I’m leaning towards dropping Soroka between the two. If Cervelli comes back quickly, he’s probably too valuable, especially in an OBP format. I feel like Grandal is the safe conservative move, but he’s been pretty bad lately, even in OBP format.

    Thanks!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Soroka 2. Grandal

  48. Cable says:
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    H/H points…ROS. W Myers or Soto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

  49. Eggos24 says:
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    Getting quite agrivatted with Boxberger. Do you think he loses the job soon to Bradley/Hirano? Should I hold Boxberger or pick up one of the two mentioned or look otherwise to players such as Rondon/Tepara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Hirano as mentioned in the post you’re commenting on

  50. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

    Starting Pivetta @Was tomorrow? ($-5.9)

    Is Soroka a drop or try to hold? His MRI came back clean.

    • Audacity of Schoop says:
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      Carl Edwards Jr. looks to be returning soon – do you think he will get a shot at the 9th?

      Best bench bat with emphasis on SB – Gardner, Margot, Polanco, Hicks or Jon Jay?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        By the time Edwards is ready Morrow will be back… Gardner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop Soroka, I wouldn’t start Pivetta

  51. Steve says:
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    Who do you like moving forward, C Frazier or Kyle Tucker (assuming a call up in the next couple of weeks)?

    14T OBP bench bat

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  52. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Out of these three MI, who is contributing more in September? Thanks!

    DeJong, Semien, Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong

  53. Tigres says:
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    Blah… Senzel will have season-ending surgery on tendon in his finger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I jinxed him

  54. Turd Wendell says:
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    Hey yo, Grey! This my 12 tm h2h 5×5 as you can see in really healthy especially Pitching wise. (Sarcasm). Was throwing out trades trying to Sell Murphy. Got this counter:

    Ozuna and Morton for Dozier and Happ..What you think? He also has Albies. Not sure how much this offer helps me..

    C- Zunino
    1b-Abreu
    2b- Murphy
    3b- JoRam
    Ss- Trea
    OF Yelich, Ozuna, Puig
    Bench- Chris Taylor, Joc

    SP- Bum, Morton, Pivetta, Newcomb, Flaherty

    RP- Rondon, Tepara, Watson, Cishek

    DL- Archer, Tanaka,

    Bench, Wacha, Buhler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna side, it’s fair

  55. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    In a 15 team roto and need the DL spots – is it crazy to dump Ohtani the pitcher? Can’t see a scenario where he pitches again this year and I wouldn’t keep him. Other options are Cahill, A.Reyes (great round ref) or Soroka.

    Thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Soroka or Cahill

  56. Hepcat13 says:
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    Yahoo 5×5 12 team, H2H

    Looking for a new backup 3B for UT spot:

    1) Devers for Dietirch and Desmond?
    or
    2)Devers for Ian Desmond and Dietrich?
    or
    3) Neither

    • Hepcat13 says:
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      @Hepcat13: Also, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Desmond 2. This is the same

      • Hepcat13 says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, 2) is supposed to be Hoskins and Dietrich for Devers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prefer Hoskins over all names listed

  57. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! Is Godley still just a streamer based on matchups, or has he turned a corner as an ownable SP4 in an RCL? Might I do just as well if I continue to stream?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Streamer

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Ugh. Joey Gallo just left with hamstring tightness. If he ends up hitting the DL, he’ll become the 7th currently DL’d guy on my RCL. Maybe next year we should have 5 DL slots? Just saying, if this is the new athlete–brittle joints and tight hamstrings–we need to accept it. They have one job: be in shape. And it’s not like we’re asking them to get their blood spun or pack on ten pounds of muscle. How bout a little light stretching every day? Some semi-hot yoga? Sheesh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, just saw that myself… Who is going to do all the striking out on my team now?

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: Chris Davis using Max Fischer voice: “I’m sorry, did someone say my name?”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

              • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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                @Grey: Hey Grey, would you drop Buxton for Manny Margot? I’ve been holding tight, against all reason, and he’s almost back so I feel dumb. Others I could drop are DeJong, F. Peralta, D German, and recently picked up Kyle Tucker. Thanks!

                • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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                  @GrassyKnollRedding: Oh, or Boxberger. If he’s toast.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, constant struggle with Box

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh man, lose Buxton… For anyone… Sure, grab Margot

  58. No Cram Zone says:
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    Trying to trade one of my end of the rotation starters for a RP. H2H league, 21 games up in the standings so focus is on September playoffs. Holds and saves league.

    My RP staff is Britton, Herrera, BearClaw and Parker. Ugh.

    . My SP staff is Max, MadBum, Bauer, Morton, Hendricks, Pivetta, Wood.

    1. Between Wood and Pivetta, who would you part with first?
    2. He has Familia, Davis, Norris, Rodney, Knebel. Top two to target?
    3. Hirano is best on the wire. If trades don’t pan out, would you grab him? If so, who is the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Wood 2. Davis, Familia 3. Yes, Herrera

      • No Cram Zone says:
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        @Grey:

        I was on the same page as you for 1 and 2. That gives one confidence!

        Surprised me on #3 as I think Herrera gets a ton of holds moving forward. Herrera versus Wood as my drop is my dilemma then. Nothing easy LOL. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, tough call

          • No Cram Zone says:
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            @Grey:

            appears Herrera is trying to make your point tonight!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup

  59. Josh says:
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    Parker or Romo for saves going forward?

    • Josh says:
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      @Josh:

      Oh and one more. Drop Lucchesi for Bieber?

      Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  60. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    16 team h2h. have nunez to backup 2B/SS (segura/gone varnish in those). nunez losing playing time to BROCK HOLT! of all people and wasn’t stealing all year anyway. who’s best out of:
    d.travis (1.036 OPS last 2 weeks in 28 at bats)
    spangs
    “don’t yell his name out in public” kike H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’d try Travis

  61. iifish Horton Heat says:
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    I think I’m a Bielieber. He did get a Dan Pants head line FGS.
    To be sure, Freddy Peralta, Bieb, or Fernando Romero ROS??

    Also, what are the Pros so Far on Jurickson, now that Elvis is back in the building?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Biebs — Profar will play, Falafel won’t

  62. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    16 teamer with holds and saves sold separately. have bradley/boxy/raisel/steck/strop/kelly/n.ramirez (CLE) and cingrani in DL slot. drop ramirez or strop for romo (pretty clearly the closer now).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  63. DonnieB says:
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    Kyle Tucker or Vlad ROS?
    Bieber or Fulmer ROS?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker….Bieber

  64. Gotime says:
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    Limited moves for a 12 team H2H QS not wins, would you drop ASuarez and Musgrove for Maeda and Biebs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  65. Wilson says:
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    Need QS/ERA/WHIP, and Nola’s owner loves young prospect..
    6 keepers league and I have candidates already.

    Tim Anderson + Acuna Jr. for Nola, agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna alone could be worth more than Nola

  66. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @ Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

    Would you trade Abreu and McCullers for Goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu side

  67. Peacecoast says:
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    Fuck the Expanse just made me cry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which episode? Or was it the belter accent that just bothered you so deeply?

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: season 2 at the end when they could only take 52 on the Solambulist (sleepwalker in French, from Montreal remember). Fuck.
        Anyway meanwhile Goliath has some sort of amputation fetish antagonist? This is retarded. What in the fuck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, yeah, re: Expanse, that was good stuff… Be interested in hearing what you think of the 2nd half of the next season…

          Haha re: Goliath, yeah, I didn’t want to spoil anything, I don’t like Duplas either (who plays him) and, well, if the amputation fetish was the only issue with the season, you’ll see…

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: I probably won’t. I am very picky and will probably bail on further Goliath.

            re: The Expanse tears. Wine probably had something to do with the over reaction. But watching all those misfits left there to die while murmuring reassuring nothings to each other in terrible accents…choked me up.

            Holden’s character is kinda grating. He seems a little wooden in his persona. Amos FTW tho. And the brown pilot dude is aight.

            • Peacecoast says:
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              @Peacecoast: correction: Somnambulist. What kind of idiot brags about knowing a word in another language then spelling it wrong

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, I wasn’t going to correct you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly right call on Goliath, let’s just say amputation stuff is not the worst of it… Alex! I like Amos and Alex a lot, Naomi grates on me

              • Peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: she can grate her pelvis on me

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Dirty!

  68. Perfect Game says:
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    Berrios or Kershaw ROS? Some sites rank Berrios as a top 20 SP.

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Perfect Game: dude it’s Clayton Kershaw

      • Perfect Game says:
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        I know, but he’s not the same Kershaw. Will see after some starts if he can regain his form.

        • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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          @Perfect Game: kershaw suddenly isn’t when healthy a less than top 20 SP. appears healthy now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  69. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Just got offered Altuve and Nova for my Trout. My team below:

    c-Ramos
    1-Jesus Aguilar
    2-Rizzo
    3-Rendon
    SS-T Anderson
    OF-Trout, OZUNA, Haniger
    UTL-Bellinger, Devers
    Bench-Whit Merrfield

    DL-Acuna

    SP-A Wood, J Gray, Heaney, C-Mart, Porcello, Wacha, Folty
    DL-Archer, Yu Darvish

    Take this trade right?!

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  70. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited season moves (budget)

    Joe Mustgrove has been rough lately, thinking about making a change. Opponent next week will have one more scheduled starter than I have, so I was thinking about picking up a 2 start pitcher for next week, however none of these options are super inspiring. What should I do?

    1) Hold onto to Musgrove for his next start (@SD) this Friday and then reassess and then make a move (the rest of his schedule is pretty rough: LAD, WAS, MIL).

    2) Drop now for one of these 2 start options:

    Montgomery @LAD, MIN
    Montas @DET, CLE
    Lugo PIT, @MIA
    Gausman SEA, LA
    Lucchesi @TEX, PIT
    Ross @TEX, PIT
    Lynn @CHW, @CHC

    3) Or just pick up best pitcher available:

    Stroman: DET, NYM, @ATL
    Bieber: @STL, @KC, CIN, NYY
    Manaea: @DET, SD, @HOU, SF
    Gibson: @CHW, @MIL, BAL, TB
    Matz: PIT, @TOR, PHI, WAS
    Guerra: @CIN, MIN, ATL, @PIT
    C Smith: NYM, TB, MIL, PHI

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you should be streaming… Lugo

  71. hankg says:
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    Looking to pickup saves in a keeper league – deal Buehler for Jansen? Thanks.

    • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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      @hankg: my guess is the answer is “find cheaper saves”. i know i myself would never trade a top 3ish SP prospect (who also is better than kershaw at same development time in MLB) for any closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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    16 team roto dynasty with holds, K/9, K/BB, relief appearances,relief wins added. i have:
    rivero, minter, hader, ollie perez, britton, fields, kela. colome and kelly dropped today by somebody. add either over anybody i have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly over Oliver Perez

  73. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Couple questions below for you sir for my 12 teamer, H2H league, saves and holds are categories. I am in first 21 games up but the second place team is good and will be a challenge once he gets past his injuries….Richards, Cespedes, Wacha all on his DL.

    He wants Britton thinking he will be a closer somewhere. I have doubts about that
    C- Gattis. CI – Freeman, Santana, Eugenio. MI – Dee, DeJong, Bregman, OF – Trout, Mazara, Peralta, Rosario, Jo Ma. Util- Nelly Bench: Seager.
    SP: Max, MadBum, Morton, Bauer, Hendricks, Pivetta, Wood. RP – BearClaw, Britton, Parker, Herrera
    Please weigh in on these potential offers. Thank you.

    1. Britton for Devenski?
    2. Britton, Seager, and Hendricks for Marte and Devenski?
    3. Britton and Wood for Devenski and Ottavino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Devenski 2. Marte who? 3. Devenski

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Sterling. Sorry. I need steals since Dee’s toe injury.

        Hearing now Astros want Britton. If true, he has to be their closer, right? I Don’t trust Rondon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Marte side of the trade, Britto would be their closer, I wouldn’t trust Britton either

          • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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            @Grey:

            True! Thank you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  74. Jubaka says:
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    Should I start pivetta against Washington today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  75. Jubaka says:
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    How do you feel about this Cleveland pitcher bieber?

  76. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Mike Montgomery moved up to start today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for my team!

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      @VinWins: something with chatwood having knocked up somebody roughly 9 months back. poor bastard.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  77. The JoGarza says:
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    SON loves Loaisiga @ PHI.

    They’ve been pretty hot in the last week though. Going to guess it’s no go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I owned Lasagna, I’d start him there

  78. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    If we don’t trust Pivetta on the road v Nats, should I then look to move him now in a H2H league? During the playoffs, I won’t have many opportunities to sit SPs just because they are on the road. My guess is that I can get a guy like Knebel or Norris to shore up my pen.

    Thanks for all the answers today. Using up my weekly allotment here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade him for a closer? Sure, if you need one

  79. 52/3 Innings says:
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    Batty calll….need HRs and doubles. Happ at Romano or Colorado Murphy at home v Caleb Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  80. Peacecoast says:
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    Believe in buxton second half? Trade pham for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Do you believe he will have a good second half tho? Good buy low candidate? I chose Pham cuz he pissed me off, a lot of K’s lately.

        Dude will probably want a keeper tho for Buxton, he is in 11th place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can buy low, but not with Pham, I’d buy way low, member him in The Wire?

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: who

              • peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: oh damn Wee Bey! I haven’t thought about him in years. I miss that show. I never watch shows again, sorta makes me sad to even think about watching something twice. You?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, nah, doesn’t make me sad, you’re feeling very emotional today, huh? I’ve watched The Wire like 4 times

                  • peacecoast says:
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                    @Grey: What makes me emotional is the total lack of any SB on my team for the last 2 fucking weeks. And I have Dee, Pham, Eaton,

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Aw, you need a hug!

  81. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey, Vizcaino to the DL – 25 moves left in a H2H 12tm redraft.
    I own Knebel and Giles –
    1. would you drop Giles for Rondon to gamble as the closer?
    2. Or drop Giles for Maeda going forward for a SP/matchup plays,
    3. Sip my coffee and hold the damn move

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        @Grey: very surprised you’d tell him to stick with giles over rondon (HOU) for saves, even with 25 moves left. unless it was saves and holds, in which case little difference.

  82. iifish Horton Heat says:
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    ALen Hanson or Profar ROS?

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      @iifish Horton Heat: hanson easily assuming some playing time, which he’s getting with longo out except against lefties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Profar

  83. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    A lot of players taking Sunday off. One of my team 5 OFs were sitting. The one thing I love about Fantrax is they are much quicker in marking players that are not playing. It was a job this morning going through all my ESPN lineups looking for the players to sit.

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      @VinWins: yahoo/espn are MUCH slower to this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is true of Fantrax, within seconds of lineups being posted

  84. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    @VinWins: Added Happ on a bunch of teams again.

  85. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Umm. My German start could have began better. I’m really scared at how hard TB is hitting him. Today could turn into a real ratio killer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah… Hopefully he turns it around

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: yeah he’s allowing XBH hits to
      kiermaier (not good at hitting all year and no real hits since back)
      cargo 2 (nuff said)
      rechavarria
      and 2 decent hitters in duffy/bauers as well
      and now multiple hits to cargo 2, i bet he can’t even remember the same day he did that.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Mordacious Levator: and now even the religious figure of sweetened condiments. this’ll be the worst start all day honestly.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: His curve is absolute dogshit today, so flat.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He doesn’t look good at all

        • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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          @Grey: It’s gotta be that Tampa Bay just faced him recently. They appear to have figured out how he killed them last time. I doubt I’ll stream again all year.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

            • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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              @Grey: PS: I’m just thankful I also had Berrios going today. German was so bad today that my ratios are still ugly. Really hoping for a little smooth RP action today. One heart attack a day is enough. C’mon, Boxberger! Haha.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

  86. Ty says:
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    Would you trade DMurph for Moncada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  87. brett says:
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    12 team qs instead of wins would you trade chris taylor for either pivetta or quintana, if so which would you prefer? Or would you try to get something better?

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Not to overreact but Domingo German is looking like garbage against TB. Is he a drop in a mixed?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, can stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, either…Quintana is safer, Pivetta more upside

  88. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In an NL only dynasty league, somebody just dropped Musgrove and Dereck Rodriguez. My three worst starters are Wheeler, Matz, and Stratton. How would you play this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda six of one, half dozen of other…. Musgrove over Wheeler, I guess…

  89. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Of goddamn course the Rays in the form of Jesus Sucre, Carlos Gomez, and Hechevarria are tearing up German. I steer clear of this nitwit in a bunch of tougher match ups and he implodes against a one of the worst lineups in baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If there’s a bright side, we won’t hear an ‘I told ya so’ from Wily Mo

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: yeah but this is EXACTLY when he SHOULD BE having to show up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not how these things work, ML

          • Mordacious Levator says:
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            @Grey: would be if I tried to “claim” somebody doing something well. but of course he tried the same thing with heaney, and what’s funny about that one is that before he tried to do that he even asked YOU first IF heaney was “just a streamer or not” way back in earlier may. i’d certainly not ignore it and try to pretend them apples and other rotted fruit aren’t ready just for me.

            • Mordacious Levator says:
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              @Mordacious Levator: you didn’t try to dodge rutledge or delino.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nah, no point for me, bc I have some times I’ve been right

                • Mordacious Levator says:
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                  @Grey: HAHAHAH, yeah that might be the main difference here. but seriously though, since you are omnipresent here on the site you have to deal with the times you didn’t look so great and the times when you did. jackasses like the above mentioned literally disappear completely when it comes to them being wrong.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: made nearly same comment just above, also included kiermaier, who’s been awful at hitting all year in limited at bats.

  90. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Dyson, Winkler or Minter for SAGNOF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None and all… I guess Winkler

  91. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    German, Hill, and Montgomery were my big 3 today. 14 IP/14 ER.

    I think this is the 7th time this season that Lindor and Ramirez have homered in the same game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, Montgomery one wasn’t his fault, any consolation?

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: Oh, OK then. I feel bad for mentioning it now.

        On 1 team I used German and Cole, with Pivetta benched. ERA currently at 7, thinking I might as well run him out there tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Sorry Vin, was trying to be helpful! I’m starting Pivetta, but feel terrible about it

  92. Jon says:
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    Drop Andrew Miller for Minter or Winkler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winkler

  93. brett says:
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    Do you think Kyle Tucker is up any time soon? The astros GM said today there is a decent likelyhood Tucker is up in 2018

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess by mid to end of July

  94. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you start pivetta tonight vs WAS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        I am about to lose Gary Sanchez to the DL and need a replacement. My choices are:

        Austin Romine
        Evan Gattis
        Kurt Suzuki

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gattis

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok thanks just waiting for the DL move to happen.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  95. kevinb says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Trumbo or Pederson as a bench bat ros?

    My son is in from college, I tried to explain your love for Stanton. By the end he seems to think you and I may be in lust with the same man.. lmao

    Thanks kind sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Wait, we’re not? I’d go Pederson, but Trumbo is very hot right now

  96. Josh says:
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    Have 1 add I can make
    C Gomes
    1b Abreu
    2b Albies
    3b moustakas
    If Braun
    Of Ozuna, benetendi, parra, haniger,
    Util joc, puig
    Bench Barreto, kris Bryant, Lorenzo Cain

    Starters sale, Bauer, Nola, pivetta, Gray, German, wacha (dL) ohtani (dL)
    Seranthony, Bradley, strop, Rondon, Jeffress hold/saves league

    On waivers
    Trumbo, lugo vs pirates, winkler reliever, luchessi @texAs, Peraza, Maeda vs Chicago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  97. Cohen says:
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    Streamer tomorrow?
    Maeda at home vs Cubs or
    Taillon at Mets
    SON likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  98. Brett says:
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    Loaisiga or Bieber

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber

  99. peacecoast says:
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    Eaton meh and not playing every day. Drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can lose him

  100. Launch Angle says:
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    Story has been awesome this year and Correa a bit underwhelming. I own Correa and considering making an offer of him for Story. Should I or hold? I’m in a standard 5×5 roto using R, HR, RBI, SB and AVG.

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