A Duvall hasn’t looked this good since Popeye starring Robin Williams.  You thought I was going Robert Duvall and I steered it into Crazytown with Shelley Duvall.  By the way, don’t look at current pictures of Shelley Duvall.  She’s a Shelley of her former self.  I have a theory.  She had to do everything just so for Kubrick in The Shining, to the point where she couldn’t even think for herself, then she started working with Robert Altman, who was like, “Do whatever you like, improv,” and going from one extreme to the other drove her crazy.  I’d put money on it that this is the biggest update on Shelley Duvall you will ever get on a fantasy baseball website.  Any hoo! The pros and consigliere for Adam Duvall. All he does is hit home runs, so a great supporting player that just melts into any role you need him in. Wait, that’s not Adam.  Well, not entirely.  The homers part was.  And the Mac Sledge part.  No, that’s the other Duvall again. You’d be hard-pressed to find a hotter hitter right now than Duvall and he can help The Family go legit. Again, wrong Duvall!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Travis d’Arnaud – Le Terminator has come from the future to stop you from owning bad catchers, and to hit home runs with Linda Hamilton in her trailer while James Cameron is yelling at the craft services lady.

Renato Nunez – I won’t bother linking to the Player Rater and saying how Renato has been better than players like Paul DeJong, Christian Walker and Eric Hosmer. Won’t do it. Sorry.

Danny Santana – By the time this posts, he might finally be owned in more than 50% of leagues, but, since he’s even near the threshold, I’m gonna list Dannys Antana anyway, just to point out how ludicrous you people are weighing me down that it feels like Altuve hanging from my necklace. Wait, that’s Ludacris.

Matt Thaiss – Serious question, did Rod Stewart predict Thaiss’s hot streak back in the 70’s with the song, Hot Thaiss? Or am I misremembering?

Bo Bichette – No one loves Boba Chette more than me.  Okay, I lied. Teenaged Asian girls do, but they can drink 1,400 pounds of tapioca balls and cosplay at work. We all can’t be so lucky!  Boba Chette should prolly be owned in 100% leagues already, and I considered making him the lede this week, but did you really want to read 450 words on Star Wars that was coming out of the bottom of your screen to an elaborately composed score? Damn, that does sound good.  Bichette is likely just a 7/12/.265 hitter (for this year), but the Jays have moved him to leadoff and I love upside.  And boba. Slup, slurp, snitches!

Tommy Edman – Since in my mind, I just went from Boba to Edamame, I think I might need a snack before finishing this post.  *lowers goggles, dives into kiddie pool of Cocoa Pebbles and milk* Hey, how’d I become a contestant on Double Dare?

Travis Shaw – With the trade of Jesus (blasphemy!), Shaw could see some looks at 1st base, and he was my preseason MVP pick.  I will now cackle-cry for 10 minutes. Also, I guess I can mention that Jesus Aguilar might be worth a look to see if the demotion of Lowe was smart (unlikely).

Miguel Sano – This is neither here nor there, but I found this interesting.  Sano is owned in 30% of leagues and has been good for a few weeks.  Josh VanMeter is already owned in 50+% of leagues and was good for about three days.

Johan Camargo – Just excited to finally see Camargo get some swings, which is different than Wade Boggs wanting to see Camargoadams and some wings.

Brian Anderson – Always wanted to do a sociology study on whether people are less likely to pick up a player if the player has a boring name like Brian Anderson. Too bad sociologists are all busy with the high-paying jobs of pretending to be homeless for sociology studies.

Tesocar Hernandez – I own Teoscar in a shallow league, because he’s facing the Orioles and their pitching–Excuse me, Steve Wilkerson did look decent on the mound. I bet the Hittertron likes Teoscar too like it enjoys long walks on the beach so it can get rust in its cracks and feel that auburn tingle.

Oscar Mercado – Been saying to pick him up since June.  Y’all’s reaction times are like that of a slug. Escargetgoing! You can have that, Highlights Magazine, if you want it.

Trent Grisham – Prospect Mike just gave you his Trent Grisham fantasy. It was written in a courtroom where Matthew McConaughey played an almost credible attorney.

Ender Inciarte – Does everyone have favorite players that they like for irrational reasons? I’m not saying your true favorite player, like Trout or Scherzer.  I mean, a guy you irrationally love more than you should. Ender’s mine.  I think I like him so much because his last name seems complicated to pronounce and I can’t pronounce anyone’s name, yet I can say Inciarte. I told you it was irrational.  Right now, there are actual rational reasons to like him too.

Willie Calhoun – Even though he has a clear path to playing time, I still think the Rangers are going to pull the rug out from under him and that rug ties the room together!

Dylan Bundy – Can’t believe I’m recommending an Orioles starter. I got me crackers in me head and it’s causing me to talk like a leprechaun! However, Bundy is a Streamonator call like the call it makes to homes in the Friendship neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Drew Smyly – This is also a Streamonator call.  “Hi, I’m calling for a friend. No, I’m not calling for someone else, I’m calling to request an actual friend.”

Archie Bradley – Member those days when managers would say so-and-so was the closer? That rarely happens anymore. I blame Kevin Cash. He made The Opener a thing, and teams were like, “If he’s not naming starters, I’m not naming closers, so there.” Do I think Bradley has the stuff to close? Yes. Do I think he’s absolutely the closer? I don’t have a Colonel Mustard.  Sorry, shouldn’t have used this thesaurus for the word ‘clue.’ Also, since when did Hasbro start publishing thesauruses?

Justin Shafer – I love Shafer and think he could be the best became-a-closer-at-the-deadline closer. Was a closer in the minors; Giles has been dealing with arm issues for a while now, the Jays have no one else after Shafer that’s remotely worth trying as a closer.

Joe Jimenez – His 12.6 K/9 is gorge.  His career 5.75 ERA in 123 2/3 IP is, well, something.

Jose Leclerc – As I get further into this shizzshow we call SAGNOF after the trading deadline, I’m starting to think I should’ve ranked the closers in this post. Or did I?! Damn, Reversal Question, you scared the crap out of me. Honestly, by the end of tonight’s games, the closer order might change. These last three closers are closers in name only and they’re not closers. You furrow your brow and, “Huh?” You follow, don’t be coy with your brows!

Anthony Bass – The M’s bullpen cologne, “Perfect when you have that sweet reek of desperation for saves.” Austin Adams could return soon and take the job and get maybe three saves.

Jose Quijada – This guy has a very closer-ish name. It’s Spanish for Joe Agita.  What is more closer than that?

SELL

Ramon Laureano – We’re past the trade deadline, so now the Sells are not Sells as much as they are drops. They are still over 50% owned in ESPN.  It’s ye olde cutoff!  If you still have a trade deadline in the future… *wavy lines* Whoa, we’re in the future and this is a trade deadline in my fantasy league. *wavy lines* …that sounds like the worst vision of the future ever, but you can use the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer. As for Laureano, we had a good run, but now he can’t run, so lose him.

Khris Davis – Maybe I’m reverse jinxing him here, but Davis has been miserable for the entire season. Let’s just compare Renato Nunez to Khris Davis from April 2nd until now. This is gonna be fun for Khris Davis owners! Khris Davis has 12 HRs since April 2nd and has one homer in July. Khris Davis only has 13 homers hit in this hemisphere. Since April 2nd, Renato has 24 homers. On the Player Rater, available for free at Razzball, assuming it’s free for you to click a link and the calories you expend are free, which they’re not, so HOW FREE IS IT?!  Renato has been worth about the same as Rhys Hoskins this year, 15th overall 1st baseman. Khris Davis has been worth about the same as Pedro Severino and 300th overall. In case you’re just waking from a coma, “Hey, boo, your hair’s a mess. Also, Luis Severino did not change his name to Pedro Severino, and 300 overall is not good, so therefore, ergo, vis a vie, Davis has been a turd bucket.” If you can still make trades, try to move him.  Would I give him for a free plane ticket if it meant sitting next to Kamala The Ugandan Giant? Yes, actually, where are we going, homeboy? If not, drop him.

  1. William Hung says:
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    first!

    • William Hung says:
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      OMG my prediction of Travis Shaw making the BUY column 2 months ago has been fulfilled! All aboard the Travis Shaw train! Choo Choo!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • William Hung says:
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          How come Jarlin the Marlin didn’t make the list with Quijada? Closermonkey thinks it’s Jarlin

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Thought long and hard for a few minutes, I’m guessing Quijada now, but it could be Jarlin — could be neither, might be Tayron

  2. FantasyLand says:
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    Hurts to see Laureano as a sell/drop, but makes perfect sense. However, my league is keeper and I thought he may be part of my team for next season (up to 15 players). Do you have any idea around where would you rank him for next year?

    And second question is how would you rank (keepers) out of Laureano, Super Mercado and Victor Robles.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly around 90-110

      Mercado, Laureano, but depends on early talk about lineup placement, and how each ends this year

  3. G says:
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    Hey Grey. After some moves throughout the year I surprisingly have the best group of closers I’ve ever had in Osuna, Yates, Greene, and Giles. Is it crazy to think of dropping Giles for a streamer spot? I have no other drop candidates at present.

    Also Yastremski or Tauchman ROS as my sole bench spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see losing Giles…Tauchman

  4. Bob says:
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    Rank ROS roto

    Matz, Roark, Perez, Aaron Sanchez, Disco, Barria, VV, Quantrill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark, Matz

  5. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    I have Gleyber (2b/ss) and Moustakas (2b/3b) at SS and 2nd, respectively. I have Bo Bichette and Amed Rosario sharing Utility right now. Bichette leading off so I’m starting him. What to do for ROS? Sit Moustakas and play all young dudes? Trade one of the four for pitching? Obv Gleyber and Moose ring back most value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade for pitching… Move Moose 1st

  6. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Any love for Griffin canning 12%owned on ESPN?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, based on matchups he’s ok

    • Philsfan76 says:
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      12?! 59% on CBS

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        ESPN def has tons of inactive leagues

  7. Watts says:
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    Would you start both Rey-Lo and Smyly in Philly in a H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  8. Yes says:
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    Thoughts on Tyler Alexander stream @ TEX? He’s a lefty, and the rangers hit poorly against them. Thx duder!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  9. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up!!

    I was offered the following trade:

    His players: Judge and Brad Hand
    My players: Gallen and Conforto

    in a 10 team redraft h2h league, standard 5×5 category. Here is my team for reference. Is the trade close? I don’t want the other managers getting too pissed off if it’s not (they are vocal).

    C: Grandal
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Dannys Antana
    3B: Baez
    SS: Story
    CI: Kingery
    MI: Lourdes Gurriel
    OF: Soto, Conforto, Acuna, Domingo
    UTIL: Olson, Ohtani
    Bench: Franmil
    DL: Voit, Adalberto Mondesi

    SP: Cole, Clevinger, Giolito, Caleb Smith, Gallen, Yarbrough, Lucchesi, Chirinos
    RP: Iglesias, Workman, Bass, Bradley, Jarlin the Marlin Garcia
    DL: Kelley

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Judge, it’s close enough

  10. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Greetings from Pennsylvania in these United States. Night is day, day is night!

    Great Buy-Sell. I’m done with McCann (CWS). d’Arnaud is d’owned. Try Kelly (Ari)?

    Thanks and have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Take Kelly

  11. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Alex Wood over/under 3 runs allowed today vs braves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or 5 IP, 3 ER

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        I agree it’s going to be hard on wood

  12. smegma says:
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    Drop Smoak for D.Santana and drop J.Upton for Duvall? H2H points redraft with no penalty for k’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  13. Endershadow says:
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    Better luck next time, slugheads!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  14. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    No. No. You will not make me pick up Travis Shaw again. Darn it. Here’s my password. Just add him and whisper sweet nothings in my ear.

    PS No one in my main league believes in Danerys Santana, first of his name. Willing to sell him for pennies on the dollar because I’m out of contention, but haven’t gotten a single bite.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see that on Dannys

  15. Pyrrhic Victory says:
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    Of this list, Teoscar, Shaw, and Edman are the only bats from this column available in my 5×5 Roto where I need AVG help. Pick up any of these over K. Calhoun or Robles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Teoscar for this weekend over Kole, but it’s not a long term add… For straight AVG, Edman over Kole

  16. Weird Fishes says:
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    Would you rather lose Cooper or Jarlin right now? I need to drop one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

      • Dave D says:
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        Cecil or D.B.?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cecil

  17. Curt C says:
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    Drop Peacock for A.Sanchez or A.Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  18. hondo says:
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    Another week, another great convoluted buy column from Grey.Always a good read and greatly appreciated.I wonder if anyone will be able to notice when you get senile?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks (I think)

  19. Tavern says:
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    Drop Kingery for either Bo Bichette or D’Arnaud in a redraft points league? I’m in the playoffs for sure so looking for ROS advice. Also have Narvaez, Carlos Santana, Matt Olson, David Fletcher, Amed Rosario and Tim Anderson. Would you make any moves here? Gracias, amigo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bo over Kingery is fine, but a little risky… I’d go Travis over Narvaez

  20. Michael DePinto says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS…Bauer or Flaherty?

    • Michael DePinto says:
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      QS start category instead of Wins if that matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        Thank you very much. Just so you know you’ve made me dread the weekends because I miss your daily write-ups so thanks a lot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw thanks!

        • Schmohawks Bob says:
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          I agree.

  21. Licketty Splits says:
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    1) In a 12 team weekly lineups 5X5 with 30 player rosters
    Needing saves & ratios & currently have Rodgers, Hendricks, Shafer, & Colome & Lugo is on the wire. Unless I missed something isn’t Lugo the presumed closer for NYM?? Not much available in SP so my move would be to grab Lugo & drop a bench bat until I see how the closer shakeup post trade deadline pans out??
    I guess my question is pick up Lugo & drop a bench bat or one of the other closers?

    2) Is A Sanchez (now on a better team) worth rostering in the same fantasy league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz is the closer… Colome is the closer, him over Shafer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Sanchez who

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        duh not sure what the hell I was thinking ….need coffee. Diaz was almost a sure thing to be traded but never was ….sorry

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        SP Aaron Sanchez

      • Dave D says:
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        Pancho?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Villa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. I wouldn’t own Sanchez

  22. Best bud says:
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    How long does vladito stay a 3b? Asking for a friend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think he’s going anywhere for a few years

  23. Noam says:
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    Hey Grey, I need to open up some roster space. Who’s the drop?
    I included the keeper values too. Positions don’t really matter since they’d just slot into my U spot.

    12 team, points league, 2 more weeks of the season and then playoffs (which I’ll make).

    Stanton (no keeper) – will he be back within the next 4-5 weeks?
    B.Lowe (2 years, 10th rd)
    T. Anderson (2 years, 10th rd)
    L.Urias (2 years, 10th rd)

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  24. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the help, as always. Who would you take as a third keeper to go with Betts/Bellinger: Harper or Xander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  25. Phil B says:
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    “Too bad sociologists are all busy with the high-paying jobs of pretending to be homeless for sociology studies.” Dude, is this really a thing? Cause I have a youngish, white, blond lady who lives on the grassy field by my place with all her stuff. But I’ve seen her in CVS using her debit card, doing yoga and her makeup, and figure she has to be an anthropologist or something. The more you know

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve opened your eyes, I woke you

    • Dave D says:
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      Its likely the well-educated, selectively self-effacing mentally ill graduate sociology student trying to digest then involuntarily regurgitating the disinformation she’s being fed at our institutes of lower learning. It was so much easier thirty years ago when we just had Deadheads and “hobos”…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, it’s a sociology study!

        • Dave D says:
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          Is she shaving her legs and armpits or letting it grow? That might tell us something…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Of course!

  26. William Hung says:
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    Damn, Kingery’s ownership % in Y! is under 50% – he’s gonna make the BUY next week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t look at Yahoo

      • William Hung says:
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        i thought it was both Y! and ESPN this whole time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah just ESPN

  27. Kingslayer says:
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    Why NOT put Canha in the BUY? What’s a man gotta do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Went over this morning

  28. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Just grabbed Thaiss, thanks for the heads up.

    Have a great weekend. I got last in my fantasy football league (thanks Josh Allen you SOB) and keep putting off the punishment so tomorrow is the day – have to wear an orange jumpsuit and shower shoes wearing a two sided sign that says “Snitches get Stitches” and stand in front of the jail until they make me leave or worse so I have that to look forward to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… sorry to hear it, hope you get parole

  29. joe says:
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    NL only 5×5 keeper league

    tied for lead in SV (next team is 12 saves behind) top 3 in k’s and era middle of pack in W but lower half in whip.

    have most FA $ do i need to grab Bauer or Greene for 90 of my remaining FA $ grab a bradley

    thinking i can stand pat and keep pitching my Munoz and his K’s and having flexibilty in last 8 weeks vs having a few bucks till end of the year the teams chasing have great SP and or can grab Greene but have to also spend almost all their FA $

    or grab bauer to block them?

    complicated so i am going to the lothario of complicated

    dont want to blow all this hard work have a 8 point lead in 5×5 8 team league

    • joe says:
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      i meant to say i met my innings requirement n have a decent sp staff i can lower my whip by pitching guys like munoz

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh… then what are you doing with your FAAB cashola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Bauer if you can

      • joe says:
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        i am tied in SV

        cant gain in anything but whip

        i was thinking there are 8 weeks left not the usual 5-6 weeks of the season being able to flexibility to last to the end have the $ to get what i need till the end/ greene or a bradley gets me 1 point in saves. bauer if he is the 3 era guy does very little for me except play keep away from people n is an upgrade on my #8 sp gio gonzalez.

        or get my competition to spend all their $ so they arent as flexible at the end to maneuver

        no i wont need all that % so i was thinking of putting in a bid on both for 80% of the rest of my faab sothe only way to outbid me is to spend almost all your faab

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You know your situation better than…obviously Bauer is top get but if you don’t need a SP grab Greene, he’s top closer move

  30. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 tm al only dynasty

    Trade Eduardo Rodriguez($1 for 2 years)

    Acquire Casey mize and Forrest Whitley ($3 3 years and can be extended for $5 per year after that)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure try it

  31. Mike

    Mike says:
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    You have to come to Razzball to get Khris Davis hemisphere splits. Suck it Fangraphs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  32. Dave D says:
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    Imagine if there were actually somebody intelligent in the Angels front office and instead of signing Bour they would have let Thaiss play in April and call up Taylor Ward and actually play him instead of letting his 24 HR and 61 RBI in 84 AAA games go to waste. I wont even go into Allen, Harvey, Cahill… dear Lord, give one of us Razzball commenters the Angels GM job. Conceded the wildcard by July 31 instead of acquiring a SP? Eppler is horrid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not even hard things to figure out… you really have to wonder want they’re thinking

      • Dave D says:
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        Just proves its more about who you know then what you know. Eppler probably balked at including Ward in a deal but is gonna let him stagnate in the minors as a soon-to-be 26 year old rookie if he eve makes it back up. It amazes me (or not) that they need offense but slide Fletcher from 2nd to 3rd so they can start the weak hitting Rengifo who will never be that great with the bat. Meanwhile both Thaiss and Ward swing the lumber and can play 3rd pretty well but Fletcher was there last game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All Angels fans should be outraged…such terrible direction this org has gone… then to DFA Lucroy today instead of trading him for scraps of nothing else

          • Dave D says:
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            Classless really.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      You lost me at imagine “if there were actually somebody intelligent in the Angles front office”.

      • Dave D says:
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        It’s hard to imagine isn’t it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Poor Trout

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • Schmohawks Bob says:
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          In two recent games the Angels lost 9 to 1 and were losing 7to1. In both cases, it was a HR by Trout. There should be a sign on his back, “No matter how great I am, there only so much I can do.” It just sucks to bean Angels fan watching them utterly waste this generational talent.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, yup

  33. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Elieser Hernandez at The Rays tomorrow?

    This is exactly the kind of situation that The Rays seem to choke in, and make some mediocre pitcher look like a god on the mound.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fine in deeper leagues

  34. Slimcompoop says:
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    Your Yacht Rock song of the day is “One on One” by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Fun fact: Hall & Oates was also the Poop family’s “safe words”. You know like if someone was yelling at you from their dark green 1978 Dodge B200 Van, “Hey, your mom called me and I’m supposed to drive you home from school”. “Oh yeah…what are the safe words?” Shrugging his shoulders followed by a long pause, “Garbage Pail Kids?” “Get lost, bozo.” Anythehoo…it’s Friday so time to get yachty.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXU2tnKEwwo

    (1) Well this isn’t the Space Jam soundtrack, so I’m pretty sure that everyone knows what “One on One” game Daryl Hall wants to play. A longer look at the lyrics spells it out. “Oh oh I can feel the magic of your touch, and when you move in close a little bit means so much”. Then you get the chorus where he professes his desire to play “that game” before it ends with “One on one so slow”. Ew, Daryl.

    (2) Aren’t all Hall & Oates songs about relationships in some way, shape, or form? The thing with “One on One” is what type of relationship is going on? If look at the first verse he’s talking about being “tired of playing on the team, it seems I don’t get time out anymore”, then goes onto proclaim “What a change if we set the pace face to face, no one even trying to score oh” (not trying to score, yeah right). The key word is team. Is it just a play on words cause the song is entitled “One on One”, or, is he singing about hooking up with a co-worker. The former far exceeds the creativeness of the genre, the latter is sooooo yachty so were going to go with that.

    (3) Not only do we get an instrumental solo beginning at the 2:07 mark, but it’s a saxophone solo! If Yacht Rock had a logo, it would be a saxophone with a little cocktail umbrella hanging out of the bell.

    (4) Obscure instruments used in the song? How about John Oates? Seriously, Oates must have something fierce over Hall cause he’s useless, not only in “One on One”, but in 95% of all Hall & Oates songs. Couple that with him dancing around in the video (the stage backdrop is very David Lynchesque) like a grasshopper after one to many Blue Curacao’s. Oates checks this criteria.

    (5) As you’ve seen, it’s hard to get “full yachty” with the genre and unfortunately “One on One” doesn’t have any maritime references.

    4/5 yachts

    Have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, solid safewords! Hall & Oates is yet another great band that are so much bigger than the Yacht but they do feel like they’re on the outer bow of the Yacht… true story, Cougs saw Hall in a CVS and says that his hair was incredible in-person…

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I can only imagine. I lived in SoCal for four years and every time I went into a CVS I was hoping to see Gary Busey or Daryl Hall’s hair.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re at the top of the celebrity sighting pyramid

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Do you agree with the Yacht Rock logo idea?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Yeah! That’s a badass logo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And of course have a good one!

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Andrew Ridgeley thinks Oates is the luckiest guy in the world.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

  35. pugs slugs says:
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    Love the title Grey!! I am usually so on top of the news, but was on vacation and wasn’t able to pick up Duvall fast enough.

    Here’s my league info and current roster.

    NL-Only, 10-TM, H2H, 5×5 (OBP)

    CA Smith
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Escobar
    IF Camargo
    OF Acuña Juña
    OF Harper
    OF Hoskins
    OF Inciarte
    UT Happ
    B Dietrich
    B Aquino

    SP Ryu, Corbin, Musrove, Mikolas, Wood, T.Williams, Quantrill, E. Hernandez
    RP Yates, Kimbrel,
    IL Stripling

    A) I currently have the #1 waiver pick and am set to pick up Bauer. Unfortunately, YAHOO! Crapped the bed, and didn’t put him in the waiver pool till the day after the trade (Stroman was added within a few hours). Because of this, I won’t be able to have him for Saturday’s start, and I almost picked up Stroman just to make sure I had the extra arm for this week. Anyway, who’s the drop? It’s gotta be one of Camargo (I know he’s a buy, but Swanson is due back soon), Dietrich (not getting the PT even with Scooter gone), Aquino (would like to see if his power sticks), and Happ (isn’t getting the starting love over Bote or Schwarber now that Castellanos is on board).

    B) Once I get Bauer, I’ll have 9 SPs. I’m looking to deal Wood for Wong (hehehe). I’ll then drop one of my bench bats for another RP. Which of the following would you pick up? Baez, Gant, C. Martin?

    C) Once Stripling is activated from the IL, who’s the drop from my staff, Hernandez or Quantrill? Or, would you get rid of a bench bat as owners seem to be hoarding SPs?

    D) Please rank the following batters(position doesn’t matter) for a roster spot right now: Shaw, Camargo, M. Cabrera, Dietrich, Muñoz, Cabrera, Aquino, N. Walker, and Bote. Shaw and Cabrera are both on waivers, and I’d wait till they are FAs.

    E) Of the above (C), please rank the top 4 batters you’d speculate on for ROS with the best upside for PT.

    Thanks for your help!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! A. Happ B. Baez C. Quantrill D. Shaw, Dietrich E. Same two, Camargo, Aquino

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thanks Grey!! If I can’t get Wong, would you go for Newman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • pugs slugs says:
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            No Go on Wood. The owner doesn’t want to gamble on him. Would you do Musgrove for Wong?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I would

            • pugs slugs says:
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              Musgrove is $6, but I’d keep Ryu (10) and Corbin (16) over him. He’d be kept by the other owner for sure. Do you see Musgrove taking a big step next year? If so, I’d probably want to hold onto him and throw him back.

              Also, I would lose 2 starts next week (vs. MIL, @STL). I’ll be playing the other top team.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Big step? Meh… I doubt it, but Wong is what he is by now

                • pugs slugs says:
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                  I hear ya about Wong. Now Ryu is on the DL. I’m sure it’s the Dodgers being the Dodgers, but I need a start from him or Stripling next week with a loss of Musgrove. However, Wong fills an immediate need, and offers extra SB potential.

                  Thanks!!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I don’t know Stripling’s health status

                    • pugs slugs says:
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                      Yeah, just was thinking out loud. My guess is I get one start between the two of them, and if I don’t,at least Scherzer won’t pitch against me.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

  36. Chud says:
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    My love for Finally Freed Willie Calhoun runs deep……am I taking too big of a gamble selecting him to replace Voit instead of Duvall or Inciarte as playoffs arrive?

    Enjoy the weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent gamble on Willie…he is the gambler after all

  37. Alex says:
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    Thought I’d see Franmil as a buy. You like Franmil or Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Franmil is owned, he should be

      • Alex says:
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        Only 36% owned in ESPN, oddly enough.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, then yeah he’s a Buy

  38. Southpaw says:
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    6×6 OBP/QS keeper league. Which side wins? Snell ($6) or Benintendi ($20) + Kluber ($30)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  39. John says:
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    Drop Khris for Duvall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think I would in shallower leagues

  40. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Matt Chapman or Sano? I thought Sano was a no-brainer, but Razzball tools (Player Rater Remainder of Year; and Trade Analyzer) favor Chapman. You’re the tie-breaker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

  41. Game Of Throws says:
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    Drop Nick Anderson for Bass? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  42. Stumanji! says:
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    Can only start 1, QS league. Fiers vs StL or Maeda vs SD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers at home

  43. baby seal says:
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    Grey, idk who the F is Shelley Duvall!! You won the bet!

    So I got Woj bombed (no surprise), but Wheeler saved the day!! Move below to drop Woj

    You like bench bat of Franmil (f’n Ender sitting today, so I am an idiot not doing this sooner), or spec on Lugo, Chavez, Shafer? Seems like that’s the right order to rank the specs? I liked Shafer but sounds like Giles will be back soonish…

    Current relievers: Hand, CMART, Workman, Oberg, Peralta…

    If I can’t totally rely on Ender, and Pham getting hurt all the time, think having Sano or Frany makes some sense…

    Thanks brother!

    • baby seal says:
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      Oh, and that I traded Cruz, so I am of the mind that I want to have some powaaaaa around

      Really trying to get some more saves going too :(

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If desperate for saves, I guess Shafer over Franmil

        • baby seal says:
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          hmmm, but this is H2H. So if Giles is back in the saddle soon, I may just say F it… Fran-mili-amili-amillionaire!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Framilli a milli

            • baby seal says:
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              Maybe u can come up w/ a clever nickname and give me some credit (or not, ha)? you’re much more creative than I!!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Baby Boss Seal!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shelley Duvall is the bomb!

      Franmil

      • baby seal says:
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        Googling… from The Shining!!

        Always find it interesting rewatching these movies I saw a long-time ago when I didn’t really know the actors at the time (and still, obviously, barely do).

        My gf never saw Scarface (I know, I know), so I watched w/ her last weekend. I didn’t know that was Pacino! (dumb, I know) What a performance! Back in my youth, thought that was a legit españoler! Can u even say that??

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          SAY HALLO TO MY LIL FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

          • baby seal says:
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            YOU WANNA PLAY ROUGH? OKAY.

            M16 assault rifle + M203 grenade launcher + cocaine = awesomeness

            Also, Vice City!!!

            Lastly, one of my dad’s favorite lines is when Tony tells his buddy to “shoot that piece of shit.” lolol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, Baby Seal going hardcore now!

              • baby seal says:
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                rofl lolol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seal, you didn’t know that was Pacino? Yo, Seal, IMDB is a free website… Cmon!

          • baby seal says:
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            One of those things u kind of know but kind of don’t… maybe I did, but I would’ve had a hard time recalling that at a bar hahahaha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then stop drinking so much! (Kidding)

              • baby seal says:
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                Sounds boring!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  There it is, Seal needs an intervention

  44. Alex says:
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    Paxton is valued at $11.6 against Boston tonight, but he’s been getting hammered lately. Anybody starting him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • William Hung says:
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        Sitting on my bench – hoping for some silver lining that’ll make it worth holding him

        I’m feeling good that I got both Paxton and Tanaka for free – but that might flip if Paxton blows tonight

  45. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    #@!% dodgeritis. Guess we knew it was coming

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, they’re gonna be skipping Buehler soon too

  46. Michael Regan says:
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    Shaw is 0 for 8 with 4 K’s since the recall, jus sayin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not saying him over Alonso

  47. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    What are you thoughts on this trade offer:

    I give up: Luis Urias
    I get Zac Geller

    yea or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Thats who i meant. make the offer or hold

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Gallen

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            he wants Senzel and minor league prospect Luis Roberts. I turned him down.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, no good

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                there is no one out on the WW homer Bailey, Daniel Norris are the best options. Pick one or wait a month until Kluber and Severino come back?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wait

  48. Db says:
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    Starting e-rod at nyy of don’t risk the era for the qs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth it

  49. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Pick 4 for ROS (14-team 5×5 Saves+holds league)

    Archie Bradley, Justin Shafer, Joe Jimenez, Anthony Bass, Jose Quijada, Liam Hendriks, Stammen, Castillo, Miller, Lugo, Lorenze, Y. Lopez, Soria, Romo, and Parker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendriks, Bradley, Jimenez, Shafer

  50. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories Saves & Holds

    Wade Davis is out and Oberg is in. I currently am carrying 3 closers and 1 Holds guy, would you recommend continuing to roll with 3 closers and pick up Oberg or go with 2 closers and 2 holds guys and choose which from the following:

    Jake Diekman
    Yusmerio Petit
    Reyes Moronta
    Michael Lorenzen

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Petit

  51. The Harrow says:
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    cron back shortly, regoice (sp) deep leagers!

    • The Harrow says:
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      rejoyce! that’s it, i think, multple joyces

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • The Harrow says:
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        and “sp” in fantasy doesn’t tend to mean “spelling” now that i see it out loud.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  52. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Any of these worth a stream in a H2H 10 team QS league?

    Aaron Sanchez v SEA
    Gio @ CHC
    Duffy @ MIN
    Bundy v TOR
    Hudson @ OAK
    Sampson v DET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need them… I’d try Bundy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy…autocorrect

  53. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey is Aaron Sanchez going to start or come put of the pen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonna start

  54. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    Would you offer Hicks and Choo for Wheeler in a K/9 league? My current OF is Acuna, Yelich, Conforto, and Domingo, with Hicks, Choo, and Vogelbach rotating in the Util spot. I don’t like having two bench bats but it’s where I’m at with Anderson coming off the IL. Trade Analyzer favors the hitter combo but given my needs I thought I’d ask. Being an OPS league I feel like I can get more value trading rather than dropping either of those dudes, plus Franmil is a FA currently. Staff is Bieber, Berrios, Marquez, S. Gray, Hendricks, Pineda, Hendricks, Martinez, and Oberg. Or would you offer one of those hitters and a pitcher for the likes of Gerrit Cole? Trying to sure up the squad heading into playoffs, sitting in first leading most hitting categories but lagging in pitching. Carrasco (prayers) on the IL has held back the staff a bit. I’ve asked a couple questions the last couple days so thanks in advance of your advice, you’re the best in the biz!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wheeler…

      • J-Money says:
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        Thanks man. Do you have faith in Muncy, Dozier and Vegalbach ROS as starters in an OPS league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do if the league is deep enough

  55. IN an NL 4×4.
    Have to replace Stripling.
    Should I take either Drew Smiley or Alex Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  56. In an NL 4×4
    Have to replace Ross Stripling.
    Who should I take Drew Smiley or Alex Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  57. Ben says:
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    Hi- keeper league, do you take Hader or Montas? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hader

  58. William Hung says:
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    SON was right on Paxton tonight. Sonnavabench! I think Paxton gets the O’s next so def rolling him out there for that one. This means Nunez is probably going to go 3-3 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was right on Matz too, stupid Matz

      • William Hung says:
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        Matz is a homebody – i thought this was known?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but the Pirates — ugh

  59. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Why is Law closing this out for TOR?

    FFS.

    • William Hung says:
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      Shafer wasn’t even warming up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously FFS

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        I’m losing to some guy who’s not even looking after his team so I’m pissed off enough already!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  60. William Hung says:
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    Injuries come in bunches man – first Laureano earlier this week and now Dahl with what looks like a bad ankle injury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • William Hung says:
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        And now Contreras

  61. KrazyIvan says:
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    I feel bad for David Dahl but I can’t feel bad for my fantasy team. There is always a 99% chance the Dahl’s season would end this way. You draft him with hopes that you will get the talent to go with that 1% he will hold up. That’s all there is to it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, to get to August feels like a win

      • hondo says:
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        Porcelain Dahl

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  62. DJames says:
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    Been offered Trea Turner or Vlad for Bieber. 5×5 12 team. Lost Dahl. Need all offensive categories. Eh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  63. dau says:
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    Kingery or D. PERALTA to replace Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  64. William Hung says:
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    damn it LeClerc – i guess a save is a save, but seriously giving up 2 hits, 2 walks, and 2 runs against the Tigers???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s still a mess

  65. Metric Man says:
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    Would you want Altuve or E. Rosario for counting stats ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  66. Perfect Game says:
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    Danny Santana or DJ in a standard roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dannys

      • Perfect Game says:
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        I thought for sure you were going with DJ.

        At 28 years old, I guess Danny Santana is a late bloomer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I almost went DJ but I don’t like him so much

  67. c says:
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    I really f$#%ing hate Steven Matz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too

  68. RangerRick says:
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    Glorious stuff as always Grey! I have a trade question for a 12 team keeper AL only.

    Got offered: Luzardo M7, Montas A2 for my Hunter Dozier B6, Yarborough B2… I love these guys like a fat kid likes Crisco but I’m in a rebuild so no brainer right? Even with Doz and Yarbs at decent keeper prices.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sure, Luzardo side

  69. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey

    the Dynasty trade went ON like this:
    i give Pete Alonso (i still have Abreu 1B)
    i get Encarnacion + BLAKE SNELL + Alex Young rookie P…
    as i badly needed pitching (+ dropped Yamamoto)

    i’ll need to get Bryan Reynolds soon on my team before the 90 games cap, or i may loose him : over Kris D ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Reynolds before Davis

  70. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am trying to acquire Will Smith but he wants Matthew Liberatore in the deal. Should I add him, or walk away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walk away

  71. Weird Fishes says:
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    H2h 10-team NL-only. Playoffs start in 2 weeks. Drop Stripling or Jarlin?

    My closers are Iglesias and Bradley. Deep pool of starters though Max and Ryu on DL but hopefully back by playoffs

    Thanks!

    • Weird Fishes says:
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      Btw I’ve also got Buehler, Ryu and Madea … not sure if that influences whether I should dump Stripling vs Jarlin. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why do you have to do this move now? I guess Jarlin

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        Trade deadline is tomorrow and I need to send one of these guys over to fit my roster

        • Weird Fishes says:
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          Was planning on sending over Cooper but then Dahl happened

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Send Jarlin

          • Weird Fishes says:
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            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  72. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Who do you think puts up the better numbers rest of season between Eddie Rosario and Yordan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  73. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Haseley or Grisham In NL keeper league I’m trying to get a 4 peat in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grisham if he were playing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcelain Dahl suffers what appears to be a sprained ankle that would leave anyone else day to day and leaves Dahl out for 18 months

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I’m not sure what gets me more upset, the injury when he was finally starting to put the Nickname of David Dull behind him, or the fact that I draft him every year with the thought process that he will somehow be healthy for more than 100 games.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We got real real close this year!

  74. Cohen says:
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    Grey, util replacement for Dahl
    Adamses, Goodrum or Yaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuck… I guess Goodrum

  75. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. Thoughts on May after last nights start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He runs like a drunk reindeer… But he looked okay, usual rookie hiccups, he might not be good until 2021, as with most SPs

  76. Trader says:
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    My “steal” of Sale for my C Santana and Ramos is not looking great. At least I benched him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ouch

      • Trader says:
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        He gets Twins and Yankees in our first round of playoffs. Would you trade him for any of these guys (my playoff berth is secure)

        Hamels, MadBum, Noah,Kershaw, Buehler? If so please rank. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Kershaw, Bum or prolly even Noah as a gamble

  77. Max says:
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    Would you drop Mondesi who is currently in my IL spot in order to put Dahl there, or would you drop Dahl to keep Mondesi on IL? Either way, I need to replace Dahl. Here are some names. H2H points

    Franmil
    Desmond
    McMahon
    Goodrum
    Duvall
    W. Calhoun
    Ender
    Thaiss
    Odor

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Dahl

      • Max says:
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        For whom?

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        ESPN says Dahl will be out “several weeks” ; unfortunately, I dropped Mondesi before I learned it wasn’t a simple 10 day issue. How confident (60/40?) are you that dropping Dahl is the right decision?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems fine… You can replace him off waivers, wasn’t like he was Trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, Franmil

      • Max says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  78. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Sale just got lit up (8 ER in 3 2/3 IP). I wont make my inning requirements unless I pick a starting pitcher. Here are my choices:

    Aaron Sanchez
    Daniel Norris
    Homer Bailey
    Erick Feede
    Dinelson Lamet

    Who should I go pick up?

    Leaning towards Sanchez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know their matchups, but I guess Sanchez

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Sanchez gets Seattle at home tonight
        Norris 8/6 home vs CWS
        Bailey 8/7 @ CHC
        Feede 8/5 @ SF
        Lamet 8/6 @ SEA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sanchez sounds best

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok just picked him up. Thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Grey
                Aaron Sanchez looks pretty good in houston

  79. Spicy Pete says:
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    Who do you like in this keeper league trade – Alonso @ $11 or Adell @ $5? $ values increase every season by 25%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  80. DonnieB says:
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    Would you prefer Quintana as your 7th starter down the stretch or Bradley as your 4th closer—have Osuna,Hendriks and Will Smith? I will be dropping Giles.

    Jackie Bradley or Aaron Hicks ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana… Hicks

  81. Sch says:
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    After this week, who would you drop for Wood?

    Rey-Lo
    Smyly
    Luchessi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ReyLo

  82. Flag says:
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    I didn’t read all 17,000 comments so maybe this was covered already. Danny’s (autocorrected!!) is both a buy and a sell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is! He’s a sell for keepers, that’s what I say in the video

  83. Flag says:
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    Also, Sale (segue!) is now officially garbage, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, he’s garbage

  84. Flag2 says:
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    Also, Sale (segue!) is now officially garbage, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Officially

  85. Flag says:
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    Any idea what’s wrong with Sale?

    I guess Rudy does these headlines? That is one creative dude. But no more so than you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did this title, Rudy’s out of country

      Sale’s giving up way more HRs, so he’s not locating, it shows on his walk rate too

  86. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I need 2 OFs. Buxton and Dahl are out (no DL slot). I’d like to cut Buxton, stash Dahl (until I’m sure his downtime is significant) and replace my bench bat (Semien) with a multi-position OF. So several decisions I’m requesting your help.

    1. Cut Semien for either FLETCHER or Niko (which one? I assume Fletcher).
    2. Cut Buxton for either SANTANDER, Braun, or Myers (which one? I assume Santander).

    3. Or should I keep Semien and cut Dahl now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Myers

      3. Keep Semien

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        I need two OFs (Myers + 1). Of Fletcher, Niko, Santander, and Braun — which one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Braun

  87. Cohen says:
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    Maybin or Piscotty ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  88. Elwood Blues says:
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    NL only 5×5 12 team keeper.. I have $22 left of the $50 I started with for free agent pickups..
    I am not contending and have zero starting pitching or closers I would even think about keeping next year.
    With all that said.. who should I bid on.. with an eye on keeping them at that price for next year $260 salary cap:
    Stroman, Shane Greene, Bauer.. or Grisham or May.. at what keepable price?
    Sure someone contending and needing saves (and with more FA$) could bid $40 on Greene and then need to buy them out at end of year..
    but I am looking for next year.. what do you think?
    I am thinking either bidding low on May and Grisham.. or throwing money at Bauer or Greene.
    Vazquez and Hader will likely be the top closers to bid on next season.. likely going somewhere in the upper $20s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure why you would get these guys by bidding low… Wouldn’t contending teams outbid you? I guess can try: Stroman (11), Shane Greene (6), Bauer (22).. or Grisham (1) or May (3)

      • Elwood Blues says:
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        I meant should I bid all $22 on someone like bauer.. or forget about trying to fox my pitching this year and just go low and bid on the prospects. May and Grisham. $5 is minimum bid so I’d likely go more on May

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $5 is minimum? Not sure what kind of keeper he’s gonna be then… can you fix your pitching? You made it sound like a lost cause… if you can win, bid $22 on Bauer

          • Elwood Blues says:
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            Oh I am definitely out of it this year.. this would be to jump start next year. Bauer at $22 for next year or wait until the auction next year and start fresh.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Doesn’t hurt to take him and see if you want to keep him next year

  89. William Hung says:
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    Jarlin the Marlin here in the bottom of the 8th of a tie game – based on usage, it looks like Quijada is the closer right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t Quijada come in already?

      • William Hung says:
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        aaahhhhhh i totally missed that in the box score – i thought Jarlin gave up all the runs

  90. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Hey Grey

    Sanchez 6 no hit innings. Gets yanked after 92 pitches?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s a lot of pitches for him

  91. pugs slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m following up from an earlier thread above, but there was no reply link. I ended up not doing the Musgrove for Wong deal since Musgrove is starting tomorrow, and I might need him. Today I added Bauer from waivers for Happ and Longoria for Aquino.

    I was wondering if I should just roll with Musgrove and drop one of Hernandez/Quantrill for one of Quijada/Steckenrider as MIA’s closer role is up in the air. This would be instead of adding Baez. You wrote that you’d drop Quantrill over Hernandez, but he has a better schedule. Hernandez looked bad tonight.

    NL-Only, 10-TM, H2H, 5×5 (OBP)

    CA Smith
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Escobar
    IF Camargo
    OF Acuña Juña
    OF Harper
    OF Hoskins
    OF Inciarte
    UT Longoria
    B Dietrich

    SP Bauer, Ryu, Corbin, Musrove, Mikolas, Wood, T.Williams, Quantrill, E. Hernandez
    RP Yates, Kimbrel,
    IL Stripling

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, lose Quantrill and roll with Musgrove

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Steckenrider or Quijada?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Steckenrider

          • pugs slugs says:
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            Thank you Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • pugs slugs says:
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      And…Aquino just hit a 2-run bomb.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

  92. William Hung says:
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    SAGNOF has failed me with Shafer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know

      • William Hung says:
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        nice bounceback from LeClerc tonight though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  93. JC says:
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    Will Smith, Vasquez or Omar? M’s have not been playing Omar much despite his succcess. Bad receiver. Smith full of hype but Dodgers live to shuttle guys around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  94. Brett says:
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    Need some help 12 team daily roster moves roto league 6×6 with holds and ops the extra categories. We use QS instead of wins.

    I’m currently in first have 123 roto points. second has 106.5

    I’ve given up on most starters as they have been so inconsistent and play a lot of relievers with SP eligibility to do well in holds, saves, era and whip and compete in K’s I have a staff of: Flaherty, Bieber, Paddack, Gallen, Lugo, C Mart, Urias, Pagan, Bradley, Kimbrel, Chapman, Jansen IL: Snell, Pressly, Carrasco.

    I have a 12 save lead over second. Would you trade Kimbrel and Carrasco (Both $5 keepers next year only and I wouldn’t keep) for Sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm….tough call, think I would but not start him against the Yanks

  95. Wox says:
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    I think it’s safe to say we underestimated Sanchez. I’m grabbing him wherever I can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe

  96. Bax says:
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    Drop Jimenez for Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  97. pugs slugs says:
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    Here’s to all the owners who dropped Jackson (me included) and watched Greene blow his first Save opp, and Jackson swoop in for the W! Cheers!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  98. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up!

    I’m in a 10 team, H2H, redraft, standard 5×5 category league. I’m in first most of the season and mostly planning for the playoffs.

    I have Kingery and Franmil. Do you like any of these guys over them? Kingery has been killing me lately.

    -Tauchman
    -Duvall
    -Odor
    -Renato Nunez
    -Mike Yastrzemski
    -VanMeter,
    -Vogebach
    -Mazara
    -Ender Inciarte
    -Cavan Biggio
    -Amed Rosario

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, love it!

  99. Steve says:
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    What’re you doing w/ EE in a 12T roto? Think he’s back in 3-5 or more likely a (fantasy) season killer?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, droppable

  100. Trader says:
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    With Voit and EE out, can we feel confident in Urshela being an everyday guy moving forward? I have to add a bat and am aiming for him, Gardner, Braun or Cron. Different things but could you rank these for best bet to contribute in September?

    • Trader says:
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      Let’s add C Walker and Odor to the list. Walks are a category and these two guys seems to do that. Odor’s sewage and Ks are frightening but I do recall his finish last year. Thanks amigo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urshela should play — I’d go Braun

  101. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have no room on my injured list to put Michael Pineda on it. Would you drop Rich Hill to put Pineda on the list? Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Haseley or Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haseley

  103. Launch Angle says:
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    Can Diaz get through one inning without giving up a HR? I think his hard hit rate is hovering around 45- 50% last I checked.

    Would Archie Bradley, who’s had a great year so far, be better ROS for saves and ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably

      • Launch Angle says:
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        Ok….Bradley is FA in my league . Drop Diaz for him or no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  104. Brett says:
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    Do you see Julio Urias getting some starts down the road? Not sure if la rests some of there starters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly a few

  105. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    This is my list of players on the IL:

    Yandy Diaz
    Salvador Perez (Keeping)
    Nick Markakis
    Rich Hill
    Corey Kluber
    Max Scherzer
    Luis Severino
    Jordan Hicks (keeping)
    Corey Knebel (Keeping)
    Jacob Webb

    Do you agree that Hill should be dropped so that I can put Pineda on the IL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Hill

  106. Steve says:
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    Do you like Teoscar or Pence more in 14T bop?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Pence

  107. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, can you rank the top 2 moving forward for me please, 5×5 shallow 10-teamer, just looking for overall value, no specific category need. Duvall, Braun, Odor, Santander, Vanmeeter, W Calhoun, Verdugo. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun, Odor

  108. Ben says:
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    Would appreciate your thoughts on two offers:

    Send Hader, get Encarnacion, Schwarber, Carrasco. Only Edwin really interests me of that set, but which side are you taking?

    Send Goldy (and a 12th round pick next year), get C. Santana, C. Smith, Soler, Miley. Not sure I can get them all, but that would be the target. Which side are you on?

    For context, it’s a keep 10, 12 team league, players can be kept indefinitely. I am debating whether to buy or sell.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This trade is meant to help when? Edwin’s out for 6 weeks at least with a fractured wrist

      Santana/Smith is solid for Goldy

      • Ben says:
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        Yes, sorry for not being clear, the first trade would be a sell move to help next year. Do you take Hader there or the other side, if I’m selling?

      • Ben says:
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        Along these lines

        1) does this order look right ROS: C. Santana, D. Peralta, Semien, Soler, Inciarte, Castellanos, C. Walker, G. Cooper?

        2) Keeper league, would you swap Verlander for Bauer?

        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Peralta is last 2. Verlander is better than Bauer

          • Ben says:
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            Thanks, otherwise list looks about right?

            And Bauer is likely a top 15 pitcher next year, even if not better than Verlander, right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah and yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Edwin etc for next year

  109. Wox says:
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    Would you add any of the following over Diaz

    Jimenez
    Bradley
    Bass
    Pagan
    Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  110. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: thanks for the report on May. Love drunken Rudolph…

    12 team weekly roto. You taking a shot at starting VV with two starts (@ ari, @ sf)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  111. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Monday. Odorizzi vs Atl; and Samardzia vs Wash. Would you start none; one; or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Home? Both

  112. James Bolger says:
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    Have Dahl & Voit occupying DL slots. Thinking of dropping both & replacing with Manaea & Brandon Lowe. Recommendations or other ideas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine if likely inconsequential

  113. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am looking for a bat. who should I pick up

    Gardner
    Enciarte
    Duvall
    Yaz
    Duvall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall or Ender depends on needs

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        power and speed im looking for

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ender

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok thanks

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              are any of them better than Vanmeter

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yes

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  so which two should pick up if I am dropping vanmeter?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Duvall, Ender

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      ok thanks again buddy. So drop VanMater and pick up the 2 OF from Atlanta (Duvall and Enciarte)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  114. Brett says:
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    Which closer would you rather have? Bradley or Hendriks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liam

  115. James Bolger says:
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    With Voit going down , who do you prefer as a stop-gap replacement? Here’s what’s available on waivers:
    CJ Cron
    McMahon
    Niko Goodrum
    Matt Carpenter
    C Walker
    Marian Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

  116. pugs slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    A) In my match up, we both have 46 IP and I am barely down in WHIP 1.20 to 1.16. I am ahead in Wins 4 to 3.

    My Team: Corbin @ARI, and RPs Yates/Kimbrel. – Corbin vs. his former team could be a good start for him, even though the D-Backs destroy LHP.

    His Team: Wainwright @OAK and RPs Doolittle/Vasquez/Greene. I think Wainwright is finally due to take a beating.

    QUESTION: At a minimum, Corbin would need to allow a few less base runners, and a couple less runs in the same amount of innings. Would you Start Corbin, or just hope Wainwright implodes allowing me to secure Ws, ERA, and WHIP?

    B) Looking at my hitting, would it make sense to add Quinn for his speed and drop Dietrich? Franco was demoted to AAA, meaning more starts at 3B for Kingery. Even if Quinn only gets 8 -10 ABs per week, that’s gotta come with 1 – 2 SB attempts, right? I have power, but one more guy that could steal bases would be better than Dietrich’s power bat. The only problem I see is that I have a 4th Philly; Probably not the worst thing though.

    Much Appreciated!

    NL-Only, 10-TM, H2H, 5×5 (OBP)

    CA Smith
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Escobar
    IF Camargo
    OF Acuña Juña
    OF Harper
    OF Hoskins
    OF Inciarte
    UT Longoria
    B Dietrich

    SP Bauer, Ryu, Corbin, Musrove, Mikolas, Wood, T.Williams, Quantrill, E. Hernandez
    RP Yates, Kimbrel,
    IL Stripling

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Bench Corbin

      B. Sure, Quinn

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        *Fingers Crossed on sitting Corbin and Waino getting lit. Syndergaard brought his team’s WHIP down from 1.28 to 1.18. He’s been light’s out lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Corbin’s rocky already (which sucks for me)

          • pugs slugs says:
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            That does suck!

  117. Max says:
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    Tough start for Smyly today. Do you trust him next week @ SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barely

  118. Mox says:
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    Fave start next week

    Vargas @ ARI
    Smyly & SF
    Rey-Lo vs OAK
    Kelly vs Phi, @LAD
    Woj vs NYY
    Nova @ Det,
    Cease @ Det, vs Oak
    Velasquez @ ARI, @ SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ReyLo

  119. pugs slugs says:
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    A) Talk about demotion; Davis pitching in the 6th.

    B) Yikes Shane Greene! – Kaaaboooommmm!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B. Blech

  120. For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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    soylent greene sure took a long time to notice it’s the 2019 season. not good for me in NL only where i won him in FAAB bidding since i had no saves all year (did add jarlin lately too along with urias/baez/greene in 4 RP slots, and holds here too). c.martin owned now too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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      in some other saves only leagues i F’d up not noticing that oberg has that job for sure now (wade still should be getting leverage on the road, he’s been awesome on the road, like a .7 or something on road vs above 7 at home); could’ve added oberg in at least one other league rather than stick with the basses/jarlins of the world. oberg def NOT available in this NL only, has been owned for months of course.

  121. William Hung says:
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    Damn – first Sam Dyson and now Shane Greene with sucking on new teams? Might be a good idea to keep holding Chris Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  122. Steve says:
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    Grisham, Odor or Profar? 14T obp at UTIL

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  123. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Big trade question. I’m leaning toward rejecting it unless you tell me I’m crazy.

    I’m in first place in our 14-team 5×5 weekly roto. It’s also a “2-year” keeper league so it is trade dump time for some and go for it time for others.

    HR – 2nd
    OBP – 3rd
    R – 1st
    RBI – 2nd
    SB – 3rd

    WHIP – middle of the pack but it’s close
    SVS+HD – 5th
    QS – tied for 2nd – 1 behind 1st
    K – 3rd
    ERA – 5th but it’s close

    I’m offered a huge list of stars. There are non-keepers Gleyber Torres & Jose Ramirez along with virtual “non-keepers” or really expensive keepers in
    $36 Corey Kluber, $42 Giancarlo Stanton, $46 Max Scherzer, $30 Charlie Blackmon and $37 Aaron Judge

    for

    $5 Victor Robles, $5 Eloy Jimenez and $2 Vladimir Guerrero

    My non-Catchers are Freeman, Murphy, Devers, Turner, B.Dozier, Vlad, Acuna, Cain, Robles, Trout, Upton, and Eloy J.

    It is a big trade offer but basically, I would probably replace Brian Dozier with Torres and J-Ram would fill Vlad’s CI spot. Blackmon and Judge would replace Robles and Eloy J.

    Pitching staff regulars are Bauer, MadBum, Flaherty, Keuchel, Fried, and Hand/Hendriks/Oberg/Bradley for RPs. I have been streaming 1-2 SP spots per week. Obviously Kluber & Scherzer should help…but will they be enough?? My offense might be good enough and this trade doesn’t exactly blow me away with pitching even though it includes Kluber and Scherzer.

    Decisions, decisions…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, you’ll get Blackmon and Judge and a bunch of broken stars? Pass for me, dawg

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thank you for confirming my gut.

        Pass…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  124. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Diaz promoted by Miami.Sorry if i havent seen a post of him by you. What do u expect from him ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him, good power, cut his Ks in the minors this year

      • Cohen says:
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        I did thank you

  125. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    drop vargas or junis to activate turnbull in 20 team dynasty with QS

  126. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you like isan Diaz over Kingery , Lourdes or franmil? Thanks!

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      i wouldn’t think so

  127. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. How do you rank these for bench bats? Odor, Grisham, Diaz and Duvall.

    Thanks!

  128. Metric Man says:
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    Please rank these closer ROS-

    Liam
    T. Rogers
    W. Smith

  129. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just got a trade offer. Remember this is a keeper league. I will give you the salaries for this year/and the price to keep for 2020

    I give up: Yandy Diaz ($5/$6, covered big time at the corners), Corey Seager ($39/$43, would leave me with Didi, Fletcher, and VanMeter at SS(at least this year)), and Buster Posey ($30/$33). I still have Garver, Sal Perez, and Realmuto to cover me at C.

    I get: Jose Martinez ($25/$28), Adam Ottavino ($27/$29), Yu Darvish ($30/$33)

    It gives me the arm i am looking for.
    I am also talking to some other owners to try and get either Zack Wheeler, deGrom, German, or Gallen (The guy with Gallen wants Luis Roberts in any deal, so I dont think that will happen).

    What do you think? Make the deal?

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